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October 16, 2017 2:47 PM Student shot dead during Kisumu NASA protests

By OJWANG JOE, KISUMU, Kenya, Oct 16 – A student was shot dead by the police in Manyatta Estate in Kisumu as police officers were battling demonstrators. Michael Okoth, an 18-year-old student at Vihiga Boys High School was shot as he stepped out from their house to buy ice cream. According to his mother Caroline Okello, her son who was preparing to sit his Kenya

October 16, 2017 1:06 PM After bombing, Somalia fears renewed al-Shabab onslaught

Saturday's truck bombing on a crowded Mogadishu street showed that al-Shabab, targeted for years by U.S. airstrikes and tens of thousands of African Union forces, has once again made a deadly comeback. Pushed from Somalia's capital in recent years, al-Shabab has retreated mostly to rural areas of the country's south, where the fragile central government 2

October 16, 2017 12:25 PM MOVES-Exotix Capital makes trio of senior hires

LONDON, Oct 16 (IFR) - Exotix Capital, the emerging markets-focused investment bank, has hired former Morgan Stanley banker Chiamaka Ezenwa as head of investment banking for West Africa, one of a trio of senior hires. Exotix said on Monday it had also hired Serge Marston as a non-executive director on its executive management board and Mbithe Muema as head of equity

October 16, 2017 12:19 PM Governor Kimemia blames Raila for withdrawing from presidential race

NAIROBI,KENYA: President Uhuru Kenyatta is on course to be re-elected next week, residents and leaders of Nyandarua have said. Speaking during a strategy meeting at a Nairobi hotel over the weekend, elected leaders from the County said all signs point to a major victory for the Head of State. "We are glad to have been joined by sons and daughters of Nyandarua 2

October 16, 2017 11:39 AM Jubilee election losers say squabbling ahead of repeat polls driving Kenya to a precipice

A section of Jubilee-allied leaders who lost in the last elections have warned that the country is on the verge of disintegration. Narc Kenya Leader Martha Karua, former governors William Kabogo, Samuel Ragwa, ex-MPs Ndung’u Gethenji, Kabando wa Kabando, Peter Mositet and Dr Kilemi Mwiria Sunday asked President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga to seek a political

October 16, 2017 10:54 AM Police spokesman Charles Owino dismisses the report

NAIROBI: At least 50 people in the city were killed by the police in who moved quell protests after the August 8 elections, human rights groups have revealed. A joint report by Police Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch confirmed that police killed at least 33 people, possibly as many as 50, and injured hundreds more in some parts of Nairobi 2

October 16, 2017 10:20 AM Presidents set for more talks on the Nile

A new move to fast track the resolution of the impasse over sharing of the waters of River Nile will involve regular meetings of presidents in the countries sharing the Nile Basin. This follows a recommendation from the Nile Summit which was chaired by President Yoweri Museveni and convened at State House, Entebbe, three months ago. “The heads of state 1

October 16, 2017 9:58 AM Full list of people shot dead by police in Nairobi

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have released the names of the 33 people alleged to have been killed by Kenya Police in Nairobi during the ongoing Anti-IEBC demos. In a quick rejoinder, though, the National Police Service disputed the report stating that the claims were “misleading and based on falsehoods”. “We are studying the report and will issue 2

October 16, 2017 9:48 AM 7 Killed at Kenya School; Suspect Lynched After Being Arrested

A student who had been expelled from a high school in northern Kenya last week is suspected of returning Saturday with armed gunmen and killing six students and a guard in what appeared to be an act of revenge, officials said. The shooting occurred early Saturday at a secondary school in Lokichogio, about 90 kilometers from the Kakuma refugee camp near the Kenya-South 2

October 16, 2017 9:02 AM Jubilee leaders rule out dialogue on October 26 election

Jubilee leaders have rubbished call for dialogue between the ruling party and the Opposition on the current political situation in the country by immediate former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo and former Mukurweini MP Kabando wa Kabando and Narc-K leader Martha Karua. Speaking during a rally in Nakuru, the leaders led by Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru 1