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September 20, 2017 1:22 PM High Court upholds decision to deny Deya bail

By RACHEAL MBURU, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 20 – The High Court has affirmed the decisions by a magistrate’s court to deny controversial televangelist Gilbert Deya bail. This is after Justice Luka Kimaru declined to free the man of the cloth pending hearing of a case in which he is facing charges of child stealing. Deya had through lawyer John Swaka moved

September 20, 2017 8:49 AM Sri Lankan fugitive faces Sh2 billion theft charge

Moshin Ranatunga, who entered Kenya on a 90-day visa, was charged last year with stealing Sh2 billion from his employer, Ranfer Teas Kenya, between July 2012 and September 2015. Assistant Deputy Public Prosecutor Alexander Muteti applied to have Ranatunga's Sh1 million bond cancelled, arguing that he was a flight risk. Muteti told the court that Mr Ranatunga

September 19, 2017 3:10 PM Omtata wants MP Ngunjiri declared unfit to hold public office

Human rights activist Okiya Omtata wants Nyeri MP Derrick Ngunjiri Wambugu declared unfit to hold public office over his petition against the Chief Justice David Maraga. In a petition Omtata queries the conduct of Wambugu as a state officer, and want his petition against the CJ quashed and the CJ compensated for violation of his rights. Omtata argues

September 19, 2017 8:10 AM Miraa traders cash in on shortage in Somaliland

Miraa traders from Kenya are cashing in on a shortage being experienced in Somaliland following the disruption of the business by conflicts in Ethiopia’s Oromia and Somali regions. Ethiopia supplies most of the miraa consumed in Hargeisa, Somaliland and Djibouti but recent ethnic conflicts have cut off transport from the miraa growing areas. In Ethiopia

September 19, 2017 5:30 AM Mombasa man in court for trying to kill his three children

A man police claim tried to kill his three children in Mombasa last week was Monday charged with attempted murder. Katana Futa allegedly threw his children into a septic tank after he was misled by a witchdoctor that killing them would make him rich. Futa, who appeared before Shanzu Principal Magistrate Diana Mochache, pleaded not guilty to the charge 1

September 17, 2017 9:02 PM Raila plotting to disrupt elections: Ruto

Deputy President William Ruto claims Opposition candidate Raila Odinga was either plotting a coup or chaos to disrupt the October 17 presidential elections. He said the stand by the National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders that they will not allow the repeat election to take place until major poll reforms are implemented is an indication they have 'planned

September 16, 2017 10:11 PM Uchumi, Boer trekkers and their ‘Wild West’ plot in Roysambu

The 1933 murder of colonial maverick Henry Tarlton is one of those forgotten episodes in Kenya’s colonial history. So forgotten that when his name featured in a recent court case involving a Sh2 billion land along Thika Superhighway — which Uchumi Supermarket says it owns — nobody took note. Of all colonial bullies – and they were many - Tarlton stood 1

September 16, 2017 9:13 AM Arsenal news LIVE updates: Double injury concern ahead of Chelsea clash, Conte mentions Ox

ARSENAL got their Europa League campaign off to a winning start against Cologne but face a tough test against Chelsea on Sunday - here Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest news and gossip from the Emirates. 10:12: Antonio Conte is adamant Arsenal are a Premier League title contender - and name-checked Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain when discussing

September 15, 2017 8:41 PM NDORI: School fires raise questions on safety

The revelation by Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i that the recent fire at Moi Girls High School in Nairobi that claimed the lives of nine girls was a case of arson raises more questions than answers. Dr Matiang’i observed: “We have a school environment where there are arguments about local communities and the headteachers and they foolishly

September 14, 2017 12:33 PM EU poll observers urge probe on IEBC chiefs

An observer mission has called for investigation and possible prosecution of IEBC officials for electoral malpractices that marred the August 8 General Election. The European Union Observer Mission in its interim statement demands that IEBC officials who committed election offences be held responsible for their actions. In the statement dated September 1