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October 8, 2018 9:55 AM Erdogan says closely following case of missing Saudi journalist, murdered at a Saudi consolate in Instanbul

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday he was closely following the case of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi after Turkish officials said they believed he had been killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Erdogan told reporters that authorities were examining camera footage and airport records as part of their investigation into the disappearance 94

October 2, 2018 9:00 PM Melania Trump begins Africa tour to promote health

US First Lady Melania Trump visited a hospital in Ghana’s capital, Accra, at the start of her solo trip that will see her visit four African countries. She was welcomed by traditional dancers and drummers at the airport but the public reaction has been low key. The tour, which also takes in Kenya, Malawi and Egypt, will focus on promoting health and education 93

October 2, 2018 12:02 PM US First Lady Melania Trump touches down in Africa

Melania Trump on Tuesday arrived in Ghana on the first leg of her maiden, solo tour of Africa that has been billed as a chance to carve her own diplomatic path. The US first lady stepped off an overnight flight from Andrews Airforce Base near Washington and onto a red carpet at Accra's Kotoka International Airport. She was met by her Ghanaian counterpart 91

November 2, 2017 9:54 AM Two Kenya Airway crewmen arrested with narcotic drugs at JKIA

Nairobi, Kenya: Two Kenya Airways staff were Thursday arrested at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport with close to 20 kilograms of substance believed to be narcotics. The cabin crew were about to board their flight to Cotonou, Benin when they were intercepted. Head of Anti- Narcotic Police Unit Hamisi Masa said the two men were arrested early Thursday 486

November 2, 2017 8:47 AM Two KQ staff nabbed at JKIA for drug trafficking

Two members of Kenya Airways (KQ) cabin crew have been arrested for allegedly carrying drugs out of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The suspects, both men of Kenyan nationality were arrested fifteen minutes to take-off at 7.45am with a substance believed to be cocaine while en-route to Cotonou, Benin. Earlier in the month, a police multi-agency 535

November 2, 2017 4:38 AM Nasa supporters see Raila as a 'messiah'

In some parts of Nyanza, where thousands hit the streets to block polling in last week's divisive vote, the re-election of Uhuru Kenyatta means nothing. "He's our messiah," nods Gordon Ochieng' sitting in the back row of a church in Nyalenda slum in Kisumu. The city was the epicentre of violent opposition protests against last week's deeply divisive 297

October 31, 2017 9:04 PM Bishop Korir was our pillar, says kin

Many described him as a consummate peace crusader who went out of his way to ensure cohesion and unity among different communities across the country. The prelate’s family members, who travelled from their ancestral home in Bomet to Eldoret after his sudden death on Monday morning, said they lack words to describe the loss of a man who had dedicated 67

October 26, 2017 3:49 PM IEBC deferres polls in Homa Bay, Migori, Siaya, Kisumu Counties

National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders on Thursday 26 accused the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) of ethnic profiling by deferring polls in Homa Bay, Migori, Siaya and Kisumu Counties. Suna East MP Junet Mohammed pointed out that IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba had been calling county coordinators especially in NASA strongholds asking them to ensure 58

October 25, 2017 10:46 PM 5 arrested for "terrorising" residents

Five people among them two women and their sons were arrested for terrorising Likoni residents in Mombasa. The women were arrested after they tried to hide their sons from the police. The youth are said to be part of a gang that attacked and injured three people in Ushindi, Likoni Constituency on Monday night. Speaking during a press briefing at Uhuru 36

October 24, 2017 6:41 AM Four Points by Sheraton opens new hotel in Tanzania

The Arusha Hotel has opened in Tanzania; the latest Four Points by Sheraton property. The 106 room hotel features all-day dining, a coffee shop and houses the famed Hatari Bar, named after John Wayne’s safari epic. Today, guests can experience the brand’s signature Best Brews programme featuring an array of local beers and watch their favourite sports 58