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  • Minnesota Kenyans mark 6 month anniversary of Westgate Mall attack with launch of iLask

    March 27, 2014 8:00 PM 14

    67 people from various countries were killed and over 175 injured many with debilitating injuries, when Al-Shabab terrorists attacked the upscale Westgate mall in Nairobi on September 21 2013. The world rose up in anger and condemned the attacks and Kenyans in the Diaspora joined in the flurry of fundraisers t0o assist the victims. In Minnesota, a church-led

  • Court rejects Kimaiyo ouster bid over transfers

    March 27, 2014 3:15 PM 12

    In rejecting the application lodged by the International Centre for Policy and Conflict (ICPC), Justice George Odunga said the court could not compel the National Police Service Commission (NPSC) to remove Kimaiyo from office over illegal appointment of County Police Commanders. He said the power to remove the police boss from office rests with the NPSC. “It is the court’s

  • High expectations on Uhuru’s state of the Nation address

    March 27, 2014 12:16 PM 9

    Updated Thursday, March 27th 2014 at 14:54 GMT +3 NAIROBI, KENYA: Expectations are high among Kenyans as President Uhuru Kenyatta outlines his legislative agenda for the country this afternoon in Parliament. The president's state of the nation address is expected to center around three key issues during his address at the bicameral Parliament in its second

  • Deputy president William Ruto stated that the failure to account for resources poses a threat to devolution

    March 27, 2014 11:35 AM 12

    Updated Thursday, March 27th 2014 at 14:33 GMT +3 Nairobi, Kenya: Deputy President William Ruto has said that failure to account for resources was the biggest threat to devolution. Saying accountability was not optional; the Deputy President noted that a lot of resources have been allocated to the national and county governments but accountability still

  • 400 arrested in second Nairobi swoop

    March 27, 2014 9:39 AM 53

    Nairobi Deputy Commandant Moses Ombati said police recovered one pistol and a homemade gun as he vowed the operation would continue until they are satisfied the city is safe. “We are going to ensure the city is free from muggers and those who have been carjacking people,” he said. In two days of operation, he said over 900 people have been arrested and majority

  • Kenya: 70 Adults Register for KCPE in Mandera

    March 27, 2014 9:15 AM 10

    By Manase Otsialo, 27 March 2014 Seventy people aged between 20 and 30 years have been registered for this year's KCPE in Mandera East subcounty. Speaking to the Star in his office yesterday, Mandera East adult education officer Abdow Ibrahim said more people would have registered were it not for the strict registration regulations set by the Kenya National

  • Bensouda wants closed sessions when Ruto trial resumes

    March 27, 2014 9:00 AM 14

    During the session, Trial Chamber V (a) judges will give direction on the appearance of five witnesses who ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says have ‘insider information’ of key meetings held to plan attacks in the Rift Valley during the 2008 Post Election Violence. Bensouda has requested the court that the five witnesses be allowed to testify in closed

  • State ordered to pay terror suspect Sh670,000

    March 27, 2014 6:17 AM 14

    Updated Wednesday, March 26th 2014 at 23:14 GMT +3 Mombasa, Kenya: The State has lost a suit against a terror suspect. It was ordered by Mombasa High Court to pay Sh670,000 in damages for conducting an illegal search for weapons and drugs on June 23, 2011. In the ruling the court declared that the Anti-Terrorism Unit (ATU) does not have the power to detain

  • Homosexuality serious as terrorism – Duale

    March 26, 2014 6:51 PM 14

    He termed homosexuality a social problem whose roots have now emerged at the secondary school level where students have come out in public citing cases of forced lesbianism and sodomy by fellow students. “We need to go on and address this issue the way we want to address terrorism. It’s as serious as terrorism. It’s as serious as any other social evil,” said Duale

  • Drones to Join Fight Against Elephant and Rhino Poachers in Kenya

    March 26, 2014 3:15 PM 8

    The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is currently seeking funding from non-profit organisations so that it can deploy unmanned flying drones to help patrol its national parks and deter animal poachers. "These drones will help us cover a huge area in a short period of time compared to a battalion of rangers, which would take up to a month. This is economical