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  • US rules out military interventions in Africa

    July 10, 2014 12:52 PM 4

    In a tele-conference with journalists across the continent on Wednesday evening, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield said a military response is not the answer to the terror challenge. “The answer is not the US Government sending African Command to address this in a military way. This is not just a military response

  • IMF board to determine Kenya’s request for additional funding

    July 10, 2014 11:24 AM 6

    The International Monetary Fund is optimistic that Kenya will achieve better economic growth despite poor quarter one results. Visiting IMF Assistant Director for African Department Mauro Mecagni says that growth will be lifted by financial sector lending and the county government as well as the ongoing financial sector reforms. Mecagni says Kenya’s

  • Safaricom security tender finally approved

    July 10, 2014 10:47 AM 7

    The Public Procurement Oversight Authority has approved the controversial Safaricom tender saying it is above board. Jane Wangare a senior officer in the authority says due process was followed and Kenyans will get value for money. Addressing parliaments national administration security committee, Wangare said the government did not breach any procurement

  • Kenya talks to investors in Washington

    July 10, 2014 9:38 AM 16

    NAIROBI, KENYA: Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohamed has encouraged American investors to invest in Kenya and take advantage of a vibrant economy that promises good returns. The Cabinet Secretary cited the recently-released Global Competitiveness Report 2013/14, which rated Kenya among the top 100 most competitive countries in the world, having made the most improvement

  • Kenya : Public Procurement Oversight Authority approves security tender awarded to Safaricom

    July 10, 2014 9:31 AM 8

    Nairobi, Kenya: The Public Procurement Oversight Authority (PPOA) has approved the security surveillance contract awarded to Safaricom by the Interior ministry. PPOA deputy director Jane Njoroge told House committee on Administration and National Security that the decision to approve the tender was informed by upsurge in terrorism and other related crimes

  • Kenyan Authorities Discover Drugs On Impounded Cargo Ship

    July 10, 2014 9:31 AM 5

    Kenyan security agencies have recovered several kilogrammes of narcotics from the MV Al Noor merchant ship intercepted off the coast of Lamu last week, Kenya's Capital FM reported Tuesday (July 8th). The narcotics have been passed to a government chemist for further analysis, said head of the Coast region police marine unit Stanley Lamai. The Kenyan

  • Kenya : DPP Tobiko seconds 10 prosecutors to Lamu cases

    July 10, 2014 9:22 AM 5

    NAIROBI, KENYA: The Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) has appointed and seconded ten senior prosecutors to the team of investigators handling Lamu and Tana River attacks that have so far left more than 80 people dead. DPP Keriako Tobiko said the prosecutors are supposed to guide investigations, review evidence brought forward, screen all files

  • Kenya: Male PEV Sexual Abuse Victims Didn't Testify, Says Nyaundi

    July 10, 2014 8:27 AM 4

    By Jillo Kadida, 10 July 2014 Men who were sexually abused during the 2007-08 post-election violence did not testify before the Kenya National Human Rights Commission for fear of stigmatisation, a court was told yesterday. Former Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission boss Patricia Nyaundi told the court Naivasha registered the highest prevalence

  • Kenya : Being gorgeous is my weakness, boasts MCA

    July 10, 2014 7:52 AM 4

    A female nominated member of the county assembly is quite confident about her looks and does not minding flaunting it. When it comes to dressing up, Leah Mumo Matere does not take things lightly. On July 3, during the county assembly proceedings, Majority Leader Elisha Otieno complimented her tasteful fashion sense. “Keep it up Mumo. Yesterday you looked

  • Judge to decide if Cord will be liable for mass action chaos

    July 10, 2014 7:44 AM 6

    THE High Court will on August 26 decide whether to lift a consent order that holds Cord leaders responsible for any acts of violence that may occur following their calls for mass action. Justice Isaac Lenaola set the date yesterday after hearing arguments from lawyers for Cord and Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko. He, however, said any party is free to go back to court