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September 20, 2017 4:02 AM Terrorism major threat to Kenya’s security

The National Intelligence Service (NIS) has singled out terrorism as the biggest threat to Kenya’s national security and development. In a report presented during the induction of MPs Wednesday, NIS Deputy Assistant Director Alexander Muteshi said that the threat remains high in border counties of Mandera, Wajir, Garissa and Lamu. Mr Muteshi told the MPs that the threats

September 19, 2017 2:59 AM Weatherman warns of floods in Coast

The weatherman has warned of heavy rains that might cause flooding in various parts of the Coast region starting Tuesday. The weather advisory issued by the Kenya Meteorological Department stated that from Tuesday, Kwale, Mombasa and parts of Kilifi counties would experience heavy rains of around 30mm and above within 24 hours. “The rains may start from southern

September 18, 2017 9:46 AM Growth in investments expected after repeat of Presidential election

Growth in investments is expected after the repeat Presidential election buoyed by Kenya’s improved infrastructure. Vision 2030 Director General Julius Muia says some of the projects expected to spark investment include the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport project where investors have expressed overwhelming interest. Economists have predicted

September 16, 2017 1:21 PM Nasa is pushing for a ‘political solution’ says DP

Deputy President William Ruto has said Jubilee Party will not engage in negotiations with the Opposition-Nasa because it was meant to frustrate October 17 repeat elections. Mr Ruto said the National Supper Alliance (Nasa) was not ready for elections and wanted a “political solution” where power will be shared in boardrooms. The Deputy President who took Jubilee

September 15, 2017 8:54 PM Fresh election must be held as scheduled: Uhuru

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto on Friday separately piled pressure on the electoral commission to hold the fresh election on the set date, cautioning that Jubilee Party would not negotiate an extension. The President asked the Wafula Chebukati-led Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) team to stop engaging in sideshows

September 15, 2017 5:35 PM Matiang’i, police bosses differ on security matter

Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has said the attacks witnessed in Lamu County were purely orchestrated by suspected Al-Shabaab militants. Dr Matiang’i thus ruled out intercommunity conflict as the cause of insecurity in the volatile region. His remarks contradict that of senior security officials in the Coast region who have repeatedly 2

September 15, 2017 12:53 PM Deputy President Ruto meets coast delegates in Mombasa

Deputy President William Ruto on Friday met delegates from the coastal region as Jubilee Party intensified its campaigns ahead of the October 17 presidential repeat polls. He met the delegates, who included Jubilee leaders from the region at Wild Waters Centre in Mombasa. Addressing the leaders, Mr Ruto said Jubilee is ready for the repeat polls, unlike

September 14, 2017 6:30 AM US issues travel alert on Kenya ahead of October repeat poll

The US State Department has issued a travel alert, warning of possible violence linked to October 17 repeat presidential election. The new notice comes less than a week after the US urged travellers to Kenya to take precautions against the threat of Al-Shabaab terrorist attacks. Wednesday's alert notes that rallies and demonstrations “may occur with little

September 12, 2017 11:03 AM KDF discover key al Shabaab hideouts inside Boni Forest

Officers conducting the ongoing multi-agency security Operation Linda Boni in Lamu county have discovered and flattened three key al Shabaab hideouts at Lango la Simba in Witu Division of Lamu West. According to Linda Boni Operation Director Joseph Kanyiri who was speaking during a security meeting at Mahrus Hotel in Lamu Island on Sunday, September 5

September 12, 2017 8:08 AM 277 election petitions filed

The election of 31 out of 47 governors has been challenged at the High Court. Losers in the August 8 polls have challenged the process and results that saw the 31 declared winners, with the majority citing irregularities. At the closure of the petition-filing window on September 8, a total of 277 cases had been lodged challenging outcomes of six elective-seat 1