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November 2, 2017 12:02 PM Black Death WARNING: Now there are THREE types of killer Plague as bodycount rises to 127

DOCTORS are battling three forms of Black Death on plague-hit Madagascar where the death toll from the killer virus has climbed to 127. Medical experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO) have revealed cases of bubonic, septicaemic and pneumonic plague have all been found on the Indian Ocean island which is at the centre of a global epidemic alert 24

November 2, 2017 8:35 AM NHIF members will no longer choose outpatient hospitals

Kenyans can now get out-patient treatment in any facility from all designated health facilities provided by the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) countrywide. NHIF members were previously required to select hospitals that they can easily access for outpatient services. According to the national insurer, the changes allow for portability of services 26

November 1, 2017 8:30 PM New exam scanners to mark KCPE in record time

This year’s Standard Eight candidates should expect to get their results earlier than usual — thanks to 20 new scanning machines which the examiner has bought at a cost of Sh90 million and which will be used to process the test quickly. The new optical mark reader machines have replaced 20 old scanners bought more than 17 years ago. “All details of the 1,003,556 candidates 11

November 1, 2017 10:46 AM Rachael Shebesh husband in hospital after shooting himself while cocking his pistol

Police are investigating an incident in which a licensed gun holder claims he shot himself in the leg during a safety precaution routine in his house along Dennis Pritt Road, Kilimani area in Nairobi. The husband to former Nairobi Woman Representative Rachael Shebesh is said to have shot himself in their house on Tuesday night. Mr Frank Ambundo Shebesh 4

October 30, 2017 9:12 AM Bishop Cornelius Korir to be remembered for his mediation role

President Uhuru Kenyatta has joined other leaders and Kenyans in mourning Bishop Cornelius Korir of the Catholic Diocese of Eldoret. The President said he was deeply saddened by the death of Bishop Koriri, describing him as a great religious leader and an excellent peacemaker. “I join the Catholic Church in mourning a great religious leader whose exemplary 6

October 30, 2017 8:17 AM Attack of media on election coverage in bad taste and against the law

Reporting of electoral proceedings is at the core of ensuring transparency of the process and thus, any form of interference is not only in bad taste but also against the law. Media houses in Kenya did a wonderful job as far as coverage of the repeat presidential election is concerned. A lot of logistics was involved in live coverage of electoral proceedings 1

October 30, 2017 4:00 AM Mass trial of Turkey alleged coup ringleaders resumes

ANKARA: A mass trial in Turkey is set to resume Monday (Oct 30) of more than 220 suspects, including former generals, accused of being among the ringleaders of last year's coup bid to unseat President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The suspects face life sentences if convicted of charges ranging from using violence to try to overthrow the government and parliament 7

October 29, 2017 1:31 AM Alarm as carcasses find their way to dining table in Nairobi

The officers tell of an elaborate black market where meat inspectors are threatened with death at slaughterhouses if they refuse to clear sick or dead animals for consumption. A survey of the livestock food chain in Nairobi, by a team of local and UK livestock experts say 90 per cent of sick and dead cows are eaten with 60 per cent of them passing through 2

October 28, 2017 3:23 PM Burundians cheer court withdrawal with 'bye bye ICC'

Thousands of Burundians on Saturday answered the government's call to celebrate the country's withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, cheering the "historic" day using slogans such as "bye bye ICC". Burundi on Friday became the first ever nation to leave the world's only permanent war crimes tribunal, set up some 15 years ago to prosecute those 9

October 28, 2017 3:15 PM Kenya's Presidential election re-run on hold in four counties

Commission chairperson, Wafula Chebukati, says the decision to move back the voting date is due to security concerns.(SABC) It's unclear whether four counties in western Kenya will be able to cast their vote in the country's Presidential Elections. This as the Electoral Commission has postponed indefinitely the repeat elections which were scheduled for Saturday 16