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November 2, 2017 7:44 AM Crew from Kenya stranded in Indonesia after ship breaks down

The captain of an all-Kenyan crew vessel MV Queen Bihanga stranded in an Indonesian port is appealing to the Government to assist the team to return home. Speaking on telephone to The Standard , Athman Khamis Mzee alias Rotation said that the crew has been stranded in the foreign nation for one year and nine months without adequate food. The ship developed 28

October 31, 2017 8:18 PM 52-year-old church leader joins fight for KCPE certificate

As the head of his Yahweh Restoration Assembly church, Rev John Rutere Mugo is a financially stable and respected community leader in his Gikuuri village in Embu County. The counsel of the 52-year-old father of two is frequently sought and revered by the worshippers and the community in general. But the man who dropped out of school in Standard Six 32 years 12

October 31, 2017 4:39 PM Bishop Korir: Peacemaker par excellence

Two weeks before last Thursday's repeat presidential election, Eldoret Catholic Bishop Cornelius Korir implored the rival Jubilee and Nasa alliances to soften their hard-line stands to help ease the political tensions that were rising to a deafening crescendo. While he was against the timing of the proposed changes in electoral laws championed by Jubilee 21

October 31, 2017 7:58 AM Security increased as KCPE exams start

Security has been heightened in terror prone Lamu and Tana River counties as Standard Eight candidates started their national exams. Coast regional police boss Larry Kieng said security had been heightened in terror prone areas of Lamu and Tana River to counter Al-Shabaab attacks. Mr Kieng said enough officers had been deployed to schools in Lamu that were affected 6

October 30, 2017 9:04 PM Two people dead, 26 hospitalised after cholera outbreak in Embu

Two people have died while 26 others are fighting for their lives in different hospitals in Embu County following cholera outbreak. The two are believed to have succumbed due to continued vomiting and diarrhea as they were receiving treatment in Siakago and Runyenjes level four hospitals. County Executive member for health Dr Jamlek Muturi said the 26 patient 14

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 6:31 AM Why Mugabe has appointed a ‘Minister of WhatsApp’

A spoof government notice hit social media as soon as President Robert Mugabe announced he had set up a new ministry responsible for Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation. Zimbabweans reacted with customary humour to the letter, which faked the signature and letterhead of the newly appointed cyber minister – Patrick Chinamasa – and instructed 10

October 30, 2017 4:02 AM Meet Zimbabwe's 'Minister of WhatsApp'

A spoof government notice hit social media as soon as President Robert Mugabe announced he had set up a new ministry responsible for Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation. Zimbabweans reacted with customary humour to the letter, which faked the signature and letterhead of the newly appointed cyber minister - Patrick Chinamasa - and instructed 8

October 29, 2017 7:42 PM Hotels bear brunt of political instability

Hotels in Mt Kenya and Western regions have been hit hard by the prevailing political climate. In Mt Kenya region, hotel operators have started laying off workers as the hospitality industry grapples with low business due to rising political temperatures in the country. According to Edward Wangechi, the chairman of hoteliers and caterers association 4

October 29, 2017 9:56 AM DR Congo's Kasai conflict: 'Millions face starvation without aid'

The head of the UN food agency has appealed for aid to avert a humanitarian crisis in the conflict-wracked DR Congo province of Kasai. David Beasley told the BBC that more than three million people were now at risk of starvation. He warned that hundreds of thousands of children could die in the coming months if aid was not delivered. Violence flared 6