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October 30, 2017 12:35 PM Governors, Raila mourn ‘peacemaker’ Bishop Korir

By LABAN WANAMBISI, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 30 – Council of Governors Chairman Josphat Nanok says Eldoret Catholic Bishop Cornelius Korir who died Monday will be remembered as the unsung hero, especially on peace. In his message of condolences, Nanok who is also the Turkana Governor recalled how Bishop Korir played a key role in restoration of peace in the North 114

October 25, 2017 12:18 PM Presidential aspirant Kavinga Kaluyu lights up social media with mbuzi choma invite to State House

A presidential aspirant is the talk on social media after he invited Kenyans for mbuzi choma at State House if he beats President Uhuru Kenyatta. Speaking to the press outside the Supreme Court, Dr Kavinga Kaluyu exuded confidence that he would march to the house on the hill as the new President. Kaluyu stated that he was going to win the repeat poll tomorrow 73

October 24, 2017 4:21 AM Police own up to killing billionaire's son in attack

The police have have apologised for the killing of the son of a billionaire businessman in a raid on his home. Spokesman George Kinoti said the Kenya Police Service regrets the killing of Bunty Shah, 32, at his residence in Westlands, Nairobi, during an anti-terror operation. “We regret the unfortunate death and wish to assure the public a thorough inquiry 117

October 23, 2017 4:12 AM Billionaire’s son killed in police operation gone bad

A police operation turned tragic when the son of a billionaire was shot dead inside his house in Westlands, Nairobi. Bunty Shah, 32, the son of Bobmil Industries owner Vipin Shah, was shot once through his bedroom’s window by a marksman. The circumstances of the shooting by masked policemen in an armoured vehicle was not clear but one theory had it that the officers 98

October 18, 2017 10:07 AM Deadly explosion in Somali capital Mogadishu brings shock, outrage, and resilience

More than 300 people were killed and at least 500 injured on October 14 when a truck bomb exploded in a crowded intersection in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital. The attack is being called the worst in the history of the city, a particularly alarming statistic considering that the capital has regularly been the scene of violent conflict since the collapse 103

October 18, 2017 4:00 AM Nairobi smart traffic control system to go live in two years

Nairobi’s proposed smart traffic control system will go live in just over two years, officials said of the plan that seeks to ease congestion on key city roads at an estimated cost of Sh1.88 billion. The plan, which is 80 per cent funded by the World Bank Group, is benchmarked on the management of traffic flow in the United Kingdom. The Nairobi Intelligent 62

October 16, 2017 3:33 PM The Latest: New al-Shabab claims don't include bombing

The al-Shabab extremist group is claiming responsibility for a number of recent attacks in Somalia — but not Saturday's huge truck bombing that left more than 300 people dead. Somalia's government has blamed al-Shabab for the country's deadliest attack. But the extremist group has not commented on it. Instead, the SITE Intelligence Group says al-Shabab 78

October 14, 2017 9:04 PM Petitioners want NASA duo indicted over ethnic violence, mobilisation

Kenya could sink into fresh levels of political gymnastics and machinations after it emerged that a petition against National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka has been filed at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Sunday Standard exclusively obtained documents deposited at the ICC in which two Kenyans 51

October 14, 2017 11:54 AM 7 students killed in Lokichogio school attack, Turkana County

Seven people have been killed among them students and a watchman after an attack in Lokichogio Mixed Secondary School in Turkana in a suspected revenge attack. Four students who were seriously injured during the attack have been rushed to Lopiding Sub County Hospital for treatment with referral cases taken to Kakuma Mission Hospital. Police officers 87

October 11, 2017 8:17 AM Last person to leave NASA house, please 'switch off the lights’

Former Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar’s defection to Jubilee is yet another pointer that the NASA house is tumbling and further dents any hope of its presidential candidate Raila Odinga ascending to the presidency. President Uhuru Kenyatta's performance in the August 8 General Election clearly showed he has made inroads in the region, formerly under Raila's 51