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October 12, 2017 1:32 PM Uhuru Park off limits, Nairobi County says

Nairobi County government has said Uhuru Park is off limits until October 20 to allow the military to prepare for Mashujaa Day celebrations. The announcement comes at a time when protests by the opposition are ongoing and supporters have been convening at the park before proceeding to city streets. Speaking to the Nation, acting County Secretary Leboo 29

October 10, 2017 7:00 PM Miguna blasts Uhuru, Ruto after Raila Odinga withdraws from repeat presidential poll

Miguna Miguna has taken a swipe at President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto after Opposition leader Raila Odinga withdrew from the repeat presidential poll. Miguna said that the Jubilee leaders were caught off-guard by the Opposition’s move to pull out of the presidential election scheduled to take place on October 26. “Both President Uhuru 40

October 10, 2017 4:49 PM Raila Odinga withdraws from repeat presidential election

National Super Alliiance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga has withdrawn from the repeat presidential election scheduled for October 26. Addressing a press conference on Tuesday evening, Raila said it is only through his withdrawal from the showdown that the country will have a credible, free and fair election as per the law. NASA also announced 50

October 10, 2017 2:46 PM Kenyans react after NASA leader Raila Odinga withdraws from repeat presidential poll

Kenyans have expressed mixed reactions after NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga withdrew from the repeat election scheduled for October 26. Addressing a press conference on Tuesday evening, Raila said it is only through his withdrawal from the showdown that the country will have a credible, free and fair election as per the law. NATIONAL SUPER 49

October 1, 2017 6:40 AM Details of police, prisons officers Sh4 billion health plan

More than 122,000 police officers, their spouses and children will from today enjoy Sh4.5 billion comprehensive medical cover under the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF). Up to five children and one spouse of the employees of National Police Service and Kenya Prison Service will be covered under the medical scheme that officially starts today 68

September 30, 2017 8:02 AM A woman's burden in war-torn South Sudan

With the men at war or herding cattle, women live by their wits, farming, caregiving, and working to support families. Chahari, South Sudan - The dull thud of a coconut being thrown against a flat stone summons the children around the low straw-thatched mud tukul, a traditional round house in eastern Africa. Nadia* pulls the orange pulp out of the fruit 66

September 29, 2017 2:42 AM Russia Helps Ukraine Rebels Export Coal for Cash, Minister Says

Russia is helping Ukrainian rebels sell coal on international markets to raise much-needed cash for pensions and social needs, evading a blockade imposed by the government in Kiev as efforts to implement a peace deal remain stalled. The separatists are sending nearly 1 million tons of coal per month to Russia across their shared border as of August 63

September 14, 2017 7:47 AM Desperation and vivid hallucinations apparent in the Jubilee corner

Desperation does strange things to individuals. Acute desperation has the propensity to induce hallucinations that, to the afflicted, accord them some false comfort. Post the September 1 Supreme Court ruling that nullified Kenya’s presidential election results, tempers are frayed in the Jubilee Party camp. From throwing tantrums to issuing threats, there 7

August 30, 2017 8:19 AM North Korea’s Pyongyang defiant as U.N condemns missile launch

SEOUL: The United Nations condemned North Korea’s “outrageous” firing of a ballistic missile over Japan on Tuesday, demanding Pyongyang halt its weapons program but holding back on any threat of new sanctions on the isolated regime. North Korea said the launch of an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) was to counter U.S. and South Korean military 29

August 28, 2017 12:38 PM France holds migration summit after backtracking on asylum hotspots in Africa

PARIS (Reuters) - Getting Europe's migrant crisis under control will be in focus at a summit of Europe's "big four" continental powers and three African nations in Paris on Monday, with French President Emmanuel Macron seeking concrete action. The 28-nation European Union has struggled to agree on a coherent answer to the influx of migrants fleeing war, poverty 16