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October 18, 2017 1:48 PM Governor Francis Kimemia regrets Nyandarua losing Nyahururu town to Laikipia County

Nyandarua, Kenya: Nyandarua County governor Francis Kimemia has said all arms of his government are still grappling with the loss Nyahururu town to the neighboring Laikipia County. “At a time when other counties enjoyed huge infrastructure at their disposal, inherited mainly from defunct local authorities, Nyandarua had none of these as our facilities

October 18, 2017 1:46 PM USAID-funded farmers program creates 4,000 jobs

Access to capital and low levels of skills remains key challenges for a majority of those in the agricultural value chain in Kenya. Feed the Future Initiative, a USAID-funded program, says offering targeted financial support and tailored technical assistance could help small scale farmers as well as those in the value chain realize their full potential

October 18, 2017 12:56 PM Kenya Private Schools sign Sh60Bn digital learning deal with JKUAT

By KENNEDY KANGETHE, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 18 – Kenya Private School Association has struck a Sh60 billion deal with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) for digital learning devices. The Association’s National Chairperson Mutheu Kasanga says the deal will see JKUAT manufacture about four million devices for the next three years

October 18, 2017 10:07 AM Deadly explosion in Somali capital Mogadishu brings shock, outrage, and resilience

More than 300 people were killed and at least 500 injured on October 14 when a truck bomb exploded in a crowded intersection in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital. The attack is being called the worst in the history of the city, a particularly alarming statistic considering that the capital has regularly been the scene of violent conflict since the collapse

October 18, 2017 5:55 AM Exploitation: Brokers demand tomato boxes in 210kgs packs

No one will be allowed to package tomatoes in boxes bigger than 110kg, Governor Joseph ole Lenku said on Tuesday. The governor said the order was meant to protect tomato farmers from exploitation by brokers. He directed county officials to impound any vehicles transporting tomatoes in huge boxes. "I am directing concerned officers to impound any vehicles 1

October 18, 2017 2:55 AM Liberia gave itself a beautiful gift

For the first time in several generations, a democratically-elected President in Liberia is going to hand over power to another democratically elected President in Liberia. It is Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s singular legacy that she has made this look normal, but there is nothing normal about what happened in Liberia last Tuesday. Liberia was supposed to be a success 1

October 17, 2017 9:04 PM Protesting Kisii residents demand sacking of CS Matiang’i

Police used tear gas to disperse protesting residents demanding the sacking of Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i over what they described as growing police brutality. The protesters, chanting anti-Jubilee slogans, were angered by Monday's attack on Kisii County Woman Representative Janet Ong'era's car during anti-IEBC demonstrations in Nairobi 1

October 17, 2017 8:10 PM I’m ready for talks on fair poll, says Raila

Nasa leader Raila Odinga has said he is ready for talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta, but pointed out that they should be on a free and fair election and not a coalition government. Mr Odinga made the remarks as he announced the suspension of the anti-Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) demonstrations. He said the National Super Alliance 1

October 17, 2017 6:59 PM Court bars police from arresting businessman Wanjigi

The High Court has restrained police from arresting business tycoon Jimmy Wanjigi over undisclosed offences. Justice Chacha Mwita, for purposes of preventive measures admitted Wanjigi to a 50,000 shillings cash bail. He further directed the police not to destroy or break any of Wanjigis properties while carrying out the search on his property following

October 17, 2017 2:26 PM High Court lifts ban on NASA protests

The High Court has temporarily lifted the ban by acting Interior CS Fred Matiangi on NASA demonstrations in Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa Central Business Districts. It has further barred the Inspector General of police and the Director of public prosecution from arresting ODM head of secretariat Norman Magaya or any NASA demonstrators. This follows a case filed