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October 31, 2017 1:42 PM Over 1mn candidates sit KCPE exams amid tight security

By SIMON NDONGA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 31 – This year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams kicked off smoothly across the country on Tuesday morning with over a million candidates sitting for their Mathematics, English Language and Composition papers. Distribution of examination materials across the country began at dawn with candidates 37

October 31, 2017 9:55 AM KCPE examinations begin smoothly in most parts of the country

The distribution of Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination papers in the volatile Soin ward at the border of Kericho and Kisumu went on without a hitch. Soin/ Sigowet Deputy County Commissioner Josphat Mutisia said education officials and security officers did not encounter any problem as they distributed the examination papers to the candidates 41

October 28, 2017 2:48 PM Geologists join search in Nakuru chopper crash

A team of 10 geologists from the Ministry of Mining has arrived in Nakuru to help in the recovery of of debris and bodies of three victims of last Saturday's Lake Nakuru helicopter crash. However, they could not start their work immediately as it was still raining. The team from the Geology Department brought with them a magnetometer that will complement 27

October 28, 2017 7:06 AM Raila: Uhuru will not have it easy

National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga now says he can only dialogue with President Uhuru Kenyatta on holding fresh elections in 90 days and nothing else. Because Mr Kenyatta shunned dialogue before Thursday’s repeat poll, Mr Odinga holds that there is little else left to talk about. In an interview with CNN on Friday, Mr Odinga said that even if Mr Kenyatta 57

October 22, 2017 7:11 AM Maternal deaths prompt calls for action in Zambia

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Lusaka, Zambia, Oct 22 – The birthday of twins Karen and Kelly Junior will always be tinged by sadness as it also marks the day their mother died in childbirth — a tragic occurrence of increasing public debate in Zambia. Their mother, Karen Kalengele, 33, was admitted to the Medcross hospital in Lusaka, one of the country’s most prestigious 29

October 22, 2017 6:34 AM Jkuat graduate falls victim to Mogadishu bomb attack

There is a chilling joke in the Somali capital of Mogadishu that a Kenyan head fetches $3,000 (about Sh300,000). The import of this unpleasant taunt is Kenyans are preferred targets of the Al-Shabaab militia group for abduction, torture and even murder. For Kenyans living or working in Mogadishu, this realisation forever keeps them on the edge — cautious 39

October 21, 2017 9:04 PM Uhuru, Raila hidden cards as date with destiny approaches

It will be a week of long knives as Jubilee and NASA prepare to unleash the trump cards they have been hiding all along in the race to capture the country’s political power beneath each other’s feet. In what is expected to be a tense political week, each side is marshaling its supporters, lawyers and strategists for a final duel that may change the course 31

October 21, 2017 5:34 PM Huddersfield wanted it more says Mourinho as United crash

Jose Mourinho admitted Manchester United paid the price for a lack of desire as they were out-fought by Huddersfield Town in a shock 2-1 defeat on Saturday. Mourinho's side were rocked by first-half goals from Aaron Mooy and Laurent Depoitre at the John Smith's Stadium. Marcus Rashford got one back in the closing stages, but it was too late to stop United 18

October 21, 2017 6:41 AM Singer Bahati weds Diana Marua

Kenyan gospel Singer Bahati tied the knot with his fiancé Diana Marua in a low key ceremony held on October 20th in Nairobi. Marua on the other hand wrote, “When the Title Mrs is no longer a miss now ???? #MrsBahati @bahatikenya ????” Celebrities were not left behind either as Dj Mo stated, “It's official congratulations @bahatikenya and @diana 8

October 17, 2017 12:40 AM Lewiston man’s brother killed in Somalia bombing

Iman Abdalla was a husband and father of eight with a ninth child on the way, says his grief-stricken brother in Maine, Iman Osman. LEWISTON — Iman Osman, 27, of Lewiston woke Sunday morning to a phone message with bad news. His brother was killed the night before when a powerful truck bomb exploded in a populated part of Mogadishu, Somalia. The terrorist 9 1