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  • Uhuru pledges to defend human rights

    December 14, 2013 6:08 AM 22

    President Kenyatta was speaking at a ceremony on December 12 as Kenya celebrated half a decade since the end of British colonial rule. The ceremony, held at the Safaricom Stadium in Kasarani on the outskirts of Nairobi, was attended by 14 heads of state, mainly from Africa, as well as envoys and dignitaries from across the world. “Although human rights

  • One dead, three injured in Wajir explosions

    December 14, 2013 5:39 AM 9

    According to police, the incident occurred at the town’s market shortly after 8 pm. “There were two loud blasts, that disrupted business at the market at night,” a senior police officer in Wajir said. “We lost one person while three others were taken to hospital,” he added, “It looks like these were improvised explosive devises.” Police have blamed Al Shabaab

  • 15 leaders to attend Kenya’s bash

    December 13, 2013 11:47 PM 20

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 11 – Fifteen Heads of State are expected to attend Thursday’s Kenya@50 celebrations, which formally kicked off on Wednesday. According to a tentative programme released by the Foreign Affairs Ministry, other foreign government representatives and envoys will also grace the ceremony at the Safaricom Stadium, Kasarani. Botswana President

  • Mysterious ‘white widow’ eludes police in Africa

    December 13, 2013 6:59 PM 110

    Her first husband blew himself up as part of Britain’s worst ever terrorist attack in 2005, an act she first condemned — and her second partner adhered to the same militant brand of Islam and also apparently met an early death. Her notebooks, seized in 2011, are filled with lavish praise for extremists who slaughter civilians and hopes that her children

  • 10 dead in Isiolo road accident

    December 13, 2013 2:43 PM 5

    According to police, six people died on the spot while four others succumbed to injuries in hospital on Friday. The accident occurred when a truck rolled downhill and rammed into five taxis, at the Subuiga black spot. Police said, seven other people were still nursing serious injuries in hospital, following the accident that occurred at the Meru-Isiolo

  • Kenya is proud of China-Ruto

    December 13, 2013 2:25 PM 3

    He said that over the years, the friendly engagement between the two nations has expanded the areas of mutual cooperation leading to increased trade and enhanced development partnerships that are evident. ‘That China has been a true friend and a friend indeed to Kenya is not in doubt whatsoever. Neither have the fruits of this steady and apparent bond been hidden

  • Judicial officer, his family killed in Kerugoya

    December 13, 2013 1:00 PM 6

    Police identified the four as Zedrick Kinyua aged 33, his wife Jane 32 and their two children Griffin and Handy Kinyua aged 6 and 10 years respectively—whose bodies were discovered in their house in Miringa’iri estate in the town. Kinyua was an employee of judiciary and was stationed at Kerugoya’s High Court registry department while his wife was a businesswoman

  • Raila: I borrowed Ghanaian attire to celebrate Kenya's independence in 1963

    December 13, 2013 8:26 AM 5

    Updated Friday, December 13th 2013 at 11:17 GMT +3 Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has recounted how he borrowed a Ghanaian attire to celebrate Kenya's first independence in 1963 then as a student in East Germany. Raila also learnt on the same day listening to radio that his father Jaramogi Oginga Odinga had been appointed minister for Home affairs

  • Kenya softens visa conditions for Africans

    December 13, 2013 8:14 AM 6

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 12- Any African passport holder will now obtain visa upon arrival in Kenya, in efforts to champion free movement of persons on the continent. Making the announcement during the Kenya at 50 celebrations on Thursday, President Uhuru Kenyatta however said this would be on a reciprocity basis, in a bid to boost intra-African trade

  • Museveni hits out at the West, ICC

    December 12, 2013 8:58 PM 10

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 12 – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has lashed out at Western nations during celebrations to mark Kenya’s 50 years of independence, accusing them of undermining the sovereignty of African states. He made reference to a letter written by 53 members of the African Union expressing discontent over the manner in which the International