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October 16, 2017 1:41 PM Somalia attack: 165 unidentified bodies buried

As many as 165 unidentified bodies have been buried after a massive truck bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. At least 276 people have died and the government news agency Sonna says only 111 of them have been identified. A Turkish military plane is taking 40 of the injured to Turkey for medical treatment. It is the deadliest terror

October 16, 2017 11:06 AM Finally, Hamisa Mobeto reaches out to Zari

‘Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned’ goes the adage, but what do they say about the woman who the man ‘scorned’ with? Enter Hamisa Mobeto, the woman in the centre of the controversial Diamond confession. They had an affair and she bore him a son and since then, the scorned woman (Zari Hassan) has been trading barbs on social media with the woman 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 9:25 AM When did the rain start beating you? Photo of Uhuru campaigning in the rain divides Kenyans

The rainy season is definitely here and when the heavens decide to open up, whatever is on its way will surely get drenched. This is what happened to President Uhuru Kenyatta when he was met with a relentless downpour in Nyahururu while on the campaign trail. In the photo doing rounds on social media that was posted by Dennis Itumbi, President Uhuru

October 16, 2017 8:55 AM Mission says IEBC reforming towards election date

NAIROBI, KENYA: The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) on Monday said Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is responding well to its nine-point reform agenda for successful repeat presidential poll. In a statement however, the mission said dialogue and cooperation are urgently needed for compromises so there can be a peaceful 1

October 16, 2017 8:55 AM EU notes strides in poll reforms, urges more transparency

By JEREMIAH WAKAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 16 – The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) has urged the electoral commission to adopt timely reforms geared towards enhancing the transparency of next week’s fresh presidential election. In a raft of recommendations detailed in a statement released Monday, the observer group encouraged the Independent 1

October 16, 2017 8:42 AM Kenya condemns killing of 300 people in Mogadishu attack

President Uhuru Kenyatta has strongly condemned the weekend truck bombing in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, which left about 300 people dead. The massive bomb attack took place on Saturday living hundreds wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. President Kenyatta took to his Twitter account to condemn what he termed 1

October 16, 2017 8:42 AM Somalia attack: Death toll rises in Mogadishu blast

At least 276 people have died in a massive bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. A Turkish military plane has arrived with medical aid. It will then evacuate about 40 of the injured to Turkey for medical treatment. It is the deadliest terror attack in Somalia since the Islamist al-Shabab group launched its insurgency in 2007. One of the victims 2

October 16, 2017 6:57 AM At least 230 dead in Mogadishu blast

A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday is now known to have killed at least 230 people, police say. Hundreds more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. It is the deadliest terror attack in Somalia since the Islamist al-Shabab group launched its insurgency in 2007. President 1

October 16, 2017 5:44 AM Kenyans react after Babu Owino terms Sauti Sol’s dressing ‘lesbian’

The exchange on social media over a post by popular Kenyan singing group Sauti Sol has sucked in controversial Embakasi East Mp Babu Owino. Owino in a post on his Facebook page took a low salvo against the band for their choice of dress which elicited mixed and sharp reactions from his followers. His ‘why should men dress like lesbians?’ opened a can of worms