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November 2, 2017 7:31 AM Tanzania police burn 6,400 chicks to death

Veterinarians in Tanzania have condemned the country's s decision to burn 6,400 chicks which were illegally imported from Kenya. The chicks worth Sh577, 000 (Tsh12.5 million) were impounded on Monday at Namanga Border Post in Longido district, Arusha region, before they were burnt on Tuesday. Expressing his concern, executive director of a non-governmental 370

October 29, 2017 9:04 PM Electoral commission wants MP Alice Wahome prosecuted

Police have summoned Kandara MP Alice Wahome for questioning over claims of assault. The summons came as women leaders in Central region demanded investigations of an elections returning officer over an electoral offence. The argument was sparked by a disputed entry of presidential election results for polling station two at Kiiri Primary School in Kandara 69

October 26, 2017 2:02 PM Somalia: African Union and U.S. Agree to Partner in Countering Extremism

The United States and the African Union (AU) have vowed to partner in countering violent extremism on the African continent. The U.S. mission to the AU and the AU on Wednesday kicked off a three-day session dubbed "Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Week" at the headquarters of the pan-African bloc in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. Amadou Diaw, Assistant 57

October 26, 2017 11:24 AM Slow start to voting exercise as NASA supporters stay away

After heavy rains in many parts of the country, Kenyans woke up to the much-awaited repeat presidential election. With the withdrawal of the National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga on October 10, there are those who will vote and those who will not vote. On September 1, Kenya's Supreme Court made a landmark ruling that annulled 62

October 26, 2017 6:25 AM Kenya: Leopards Coach Matano Linked With Tusker Return

AFC Leopards coach Robert Matano could be in line for a return to Tusker as a replacement for Ugandan tactician George 'Best' Nsimbe ahead of the 2018 SportPesa Premier League season. Nairobi News understands the veteran coach has been shortlisted for the coaching job as the Ruaraka based club. Nsimbe was suspended by Tusker's management early this month 64

October 25, 2017 5:12 AM IEBC creates position of Deputy National Returning Officer for presidential poll

The electoral commission has created the position of a Deputy National Returning Officer for tomorrow’s election. Ms Connie Maina, the commission’s vice chairperson, was gazetted on Tuesday in a notice signed by the Commission’s chairman, Wafula Chebukati. Mr Chebukati kept the country waiting for his next step following Monday’s meeting with President 36

October 21, 2017 11:28 AM Passengers of bus trapped in river rescued

Forty passengers narrowly escaped death early Saturday morning after a bus was swept away by a flash flood on the Kitale-Lodwar highway in Turkana County. The passengers were heading to Lodwar when they were trapped at Kainuk Bridge on the Turkana-West Pokot border by flood water at 2am. The driver of the Eldoret Express unsuccessfully tried to drive 41

October 18, 2017 9:04 PM Jubilee MPs accuse NASA leaders of trying to obstruct police from doing their job

Billionaire businessman Jimi Wanjigi has accused the State of persecuting him for falling out with President Uhuru Kenyatta. Mr Wanjigi, who spoke after emerging from hiding, faulted the Government following a 72-hour siege on his palatial home in Muthaiga, Nairobi. The three-day lockdown by officers from the paramilitary General Service Unit, Directorate 33

October 18, 2017 8:47 PM ONYANGO-OBBO: A deeply tense Kenya should remember Wangari Maathai

A few days ago, a conversation with a Kenyan activist took me to a very strange place. With Kenya in the throes of a seemingly endless election cycle, one question was what would be the legacy of President Uhuru Kenyatta (or of his first term if he won a second one). To explain the strange ways in which a legacy works, we ended up talking about Prof Wangari 31

October 17, 2017 1:13 PM Uganda Swimmers off for CANA Zone 3 Championship

A thirty five man team led by Uganda Swimming Federation President Donald Rukare leaves for Tanzania on Tuesday night aboard Rwanda air for the CANA Zone III swimming championship, slated for 19-21 Oct 2017 in Dar es salaam. National council of sports Assistant General Secretary Technical, David Katende flagged off the Uganda team at Gems Cambridge 66