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October 9, 2017 8:31 AM Nairobi Cabinet nominees to pick questionnaires Monday

By SIMON NDONGA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 9 – The Nairobi County Assembly has requested nominees to the proposed 10-member Cabinet of Governor Mike Sonko to pick their vetting questionnaires on Monday ahead of the approval hearings set for Wednesday and Thursday next week. Clerk of the Assembly Jacob Ngwele says the nominees should carry the questionnaire 5

October 8, 2017 5:33 AM Huge fire sweeps through Gikomba market in Nairobi

Firefighters in Nairobi are battling a huge fire at Gikomba market after a blaze broke out in the open air market. The fire took hold at the fish and groceries section at about 3am on Friday. Nairobi County head of security Francis Munyambu says all county fire engines are the scene but congestion and inaccessibility is slowing down the fire fighting 11

October 3, 2017 3:02 PM NHS land to be used for affordable housing – Tory conference

He made the statement at the Tory party conference as he promised to increase the number of nurses by 25%. Hunt’s pledge to expand affordable housing was welcomed by Danny Mortimer, CEO of NHS Employers. He said: “ The commitment to use NHS land to build affordable homes is great news. The NHS Confederation, together with NHS Employers, has been calling 5

September 29, 2017 9:50 PM Africa's little red dot, Feature

THEY CALL RWANDA the Land of a Thousand Hills - for obvious reasons - but this small (26,338 square kilometres) land-locked nation in the heart of Africa has a somewhat more surprising unofficial name: The Second Singapore. One generation after political unrest, armed struggle and subsequent genocide decimated its population and displaced many more, Rwanda 4

September 29, 2017 9:07 PM Residents sing the blues as water systems fall apart

When the Imara Daima housing estate was started in the early 1990s, it was marked by hygiene, comfort and class for the families who first lived in the suburb. A plaque in the area indicates that the estate was officially opened by President Daniel arap Moi on April 12, 1995. With a deplorable sewerage system, vandalism of water pipes and the twin crimes 10

September 29, 2017 9:11 AM Ottichilo replaces Akaranga's Cabinet

Vihiga Governor Wilbur Ottichilo has dropped all county executives who served in Moses Akaranga’s regime and presented a list of new individuals to the assembly for vetting. The new list was tabled on Thursday evening to allow the county assembly to begin vetting. Already, some of the executives under the former administration are undergoing lifestyle 8

September 29, 2017 6:44 AM Cytonn unveils plan to build 35-storey tower in Kilimani

Investment group Cytonn is set to build a triplex complex in Nairobi’s Kilimani area whose tallest tower will be 35 floors. The development, aytonn is set to build a triplex complex in Nairobi’s Kilimani area whose tallest tower will be 35 floors. t the junction of Elgeyo Marakwet and Argwings Kodhek Roads, will sit on a four-acre piece of land. Cytonn 6

September 22, 2017 10:27 PM Dam failure 'imminent' in Puerto Rico after Maria, 70,000 urged to evacuate

The death toll in storm-battered areas is rising as Hurricane Maria continued to barrel through the Caribbean on Friday, two days after its landfall in Puerto Rico left the U.S. territory battered and in the dark. All available resources are being sent to evacuate people near Lake Guajataca, where a dam is in danger of breaking, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo 25

September 12, 2017 11:01 AM Millions without power in Florida as deadly Irma ploughs north

Millions of Florida residents were without power Tuesday as the remnants of Hurricane Irma spun northwest into the US mainland, drenching the region and causing rivers to overflow. Most of the Sunshine State however appeared to have dodged forecasts of catastrophic damage despite dire early warnings. But Irma's overall death toll jumped to at least 40 after 15

September 11, 2017 10:50 PM Qatar Foundation Hosts UNESCO Delegation

Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), and Omran Hamad Al-Kuwari, Executive Director, CEO Office, QF, welcomed a delegation from UNESCO to Education City today. Her Excellency Sheikha Hind discussed future plans at QF and the potential for collaboration 1