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October 16, 2017 5:05 PM Kenya police killed 67 opposition supporters, say groups

Nairobi - Kenya police used tear gas Monday on opposition supporters in the capital calling for electoral reform, while human rights groups said police killed dozens of people who protested after August's now-annulled presidential election. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said as many as 67 people died across the East African nation after

October 16, 2017 11:39 AM Jubilee election losers say squabbling ahead of repeat polls driving Kenya to a precipice

A section of Jubilee-allied leaders who lost in the last elections have warned that the country is on the verge of disintegration. Narc Kenya Leader Martha Karua, former governors William Kabogo, Samuel Ragwa, ex-MPs Ndung’u Gethenji, Kabando wa Kabando, Peter Mositet and Dr Kilemi Mwiria Sunday asked President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga to seek a political

October 16, 2017 7:13 AM Uganda: Has Museveni Become Uganda's Problem?

Kampala — Once celebrated at home and abroad as one of a new breed of African leaders, President Yoweri Museveni now finds himself the subject of intense criticism. Observers say he faces challenges created by lack of new ideas to revive a stunted economy that might prove fatal to his political survival and that his lack of a plan to smoothly step aside 1

October 16, 2017 4:39 AM Why settle for half a loaf when I can win the whole pie in a fair fight? Raila

By OLIVE BURROWS, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 15 – Opposition leader Raila Odinga, on his return from the United Kingdom, sought to set the record straight on President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto’s claims that he is after a power sharing deal. Odinga told his supporters at a rally in Mombasa that he was not afraid of an election as President 1

October 16, 2017 1:57 AM Kenyan opposition leader Odinga, who withdrew from vote re-run, calls for protests despite ban

MOMBASSA, KENYA – Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, who withdrew from a presidential election re-run set for Oct. 26 saying it should only take place once wide-ranging reforms are undertaken, urged his supporters on Sunday to hold protests. Authorities have banned protests in central Nairobi and other hotspots in a bid to keep a lid on mounting

October 15, 2017 5:43 AM Revenge: Shock as boy leads deadly attack on school

Five students and a night guard were killed when a student led a brutal attack at Lokichogio Mixed Secondary School in Turkana County yesterday. The South Sudanese, who is in Form One, is suspected to have led a militia from the neighbouring country into one of the dormitories where they sprayed students with bullets, leaving in their wake a trail of blood 2

October 14, 2017 8:59 PM ICT Cabinet Secretary's take on cyber crimes

1. Social media bullying is taking the nation by storm. Recently, two young girls were lured by Facebook friends to accept their sexual advances. They were raped, dumped and left to die in the bush. What is your ministry doing to end social media bullying? This incident is a reminder that the internet and technology are only there to supplement our normal 2

October 14, 2017 6:03 AM Malawi president to crack down on vampires, witchcraft after lynchings

Malawi President Peter Mutharika on Friday warned suspected vampires to stop terrorizing people and told village chiefs to stamp down on witchcraft. His calls came as a vampire scare in two districts triggered mob violence and left six people dead. Lynch mobs accusing people of vampirism have been on the rampage since mid-September. “If people are using 3

October 13, 2017 9:10 PM Two shot dead, several injured in anti-IEBC protests

Two people were shot dead by police as 50 others were injured, including 29 nursery school pupils, after anti-IEBC demonstrations turned violent in Nyanza. The two teenagers bled to death as they were being rushed to the Bondo Sub County on a hand cart. They had been shot on the head and abdomen. Doctors at the hospital were last evening battling to save the lives 3

October 13, 2017 9:24 AM The female part is more wired than most brains- Rev Timothy Njoya

By talking about his mother’s clitoris, the Reverend Timothy Njoya touched a raw nerve, creating an uproar of near biblical proportions. Njoya has been writing a book, not on church issues or political revolutions for which he’s known, but on sexuality, specifically, the clitoris. The celebrated man of God told set the record straight, explaining to The Nairobian 3