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November 2, 2017 3:29 AM A Year of Donald Trump: Key moments

Delivered on the steps of the Capitol, Trump's grim-toned inauguration speech depicted America as an economic basket case overrun by crime, street gangs and other blight, and attacked the politicians standing by him on the podium as pampered opportunists who prospered in government while everyday people missed out. Trump pledged to stop "this American 33

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 14

November 1, 2017 7:39 AM Seven Nairobi City askaris charged for robbery with violence while on duty

NAIROBI, KENYA: Seven Nairobi County askaris were Tuesday charged with robbery with violence after their arrest on Sunday. They were also accused of using crude weapons to harass and extort money from traders during their daily operations. John Muchoki, Maurice Mwonga, David Mwangi and wabobwa Maruti were accused of having robbed Mohammed Bashir Saney 7

October 31, 2017 9:05 PM Hits and misses in Raila Odinga's political gambles

History will judge the prudence of the gamble Raila Odinga took in his last-minute decision to boycott last week's repeat presidential election, giving Uhuru Kenyatta an easy ride to a possible second term in office. Opinion has been divided over Raila’s decision, which many viewed as having been calculated to scuttle the repeat poll once it became apparent 10

October 31, 2017 2:56 PM Churches want return of Prime Minister post

The National Council of Churches of Kenya wants the creation of positions of Prime Minister and two Deputy Prime Ministers. The move, the council says, will unite the country and end the current political impasse. Speaking during a press conference, NCCK Secretary General, Reverend Canon Peter Karanja called on Parliament to amend the constitution to create 29

October 31, 2017 9:40 AM Chelsea nervy as Mourinho pushes Man Utd to go for Cesc Fabregas

United boss Jose Mourinho, having worked with Cesc at Chelsea, is watching his contract situation as his deal runs down. The Times says pressure from United may force Chelsea having to break their policy of offering a single year extension to players over 30 for Fabregas to keep him at Stamford Bridge. Fabregas has 18 months left on his deal and wants 4

October 31, 2017 6:10 AM Man Utd news: Jose Mourinho willing to let Luke Shaw leave on loan amid Tottenham interest

MANCHESTER UNITED could let Luke Shaw leave in January, providing they can sign another left-back, according to reports. Shaw’s Old Trafford career has been plagued by injuries and he has failed to convince Jose Mourinho of his ability. The 22-year-old has had to settle for appearances coming off the bench, while Daley Blind and Ashley Young have been rotated 2

October 30, 2017 5:55 PM WANJAU: Credible poll drives economic growth

The country is deeply split along two major political formations, the Jubilee Party and the National Super Alliance (Nasa), which continue to do battle on the national electoral front, with serious ramifications for the citizens. Indeed, Jubilee under President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nasa, which is led by Mr Raila Odinga, each garnered nearly half of all the votes 8

October 30, 2017 3:31 PM Facebook delivers early blow to Mugabe, Zim govt

Popular American online social media and networking service, Facebook — has assured its Zimbabwean network users that it will not share their private communication with President Robert Mugabe’s government — even if there is such a request as at it takes their privacy seriously. The assurance comes as media groups, civic society and opposition parties 7

October 30, 2017 1:15 PM Mugabe's plan to own airline slammed

Tendai Biti's opposition People's Democratic Party has said President Robert Mugabe's intention to be the first State president in the world to own an airline showed unbridled ambition and shocking greed. The airline, dubbed Zimbabwe Airways, was said to be purchasing condemned planes from Malaysia Airways. Mugabes' son-in-law, Simba Chikore, the current 3