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November 2, 2017 8:35 AM NHIF members will no longer choose outpatient hospitals

Kenyans can now get out-patient treatment in any facility from all designated health facilities provided by the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) countrywide. NHIF members were previously required to select hospitals that they can easily access for outpatient services. According to the national insurer, the changes allow for portability of services 46

November 2, 2017 7:31 AM Tanzania police burn 6,400 chicks to death

Veterinarians in Tanzania have condemned the country's s decision to burn 6,400 chicks which were illegally imported from Kenya. The chicks worth Sh577, 000 (Tsh12.5 million) were impounded on Monday at Namanga Border Post in Longido district, Arusha region, before they were burnt on Tuesday. Expressing his concern, executive director of a non-governmental 40

November 2, 2017 5:46 AM Kabogo to fork out Sh100m for invading prime Westlands plot

Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo addressing the media at his residence in Kiambu on August 9, 2017 after losing his seat. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU By SAM KIPLAGAT Former Kiambu governor William Kabogo has been slapped with Sh100 million costs for illegally occupying a parcel of land in Nairobi’s Westlands. Further, Justice Elijah Obaga directed Mr Kabogo 36

November 2, 2017 5:43 AM Akombe heads back to work at UN

Former IEBC commissioner Roselyn Akombe returned to work at United Nations Headquarters in New York City two weeks after she resigned from the electoral agency. Dr Akombe, who shocked many by resigning from the electoral commission less than a week to the repeat presidential election confirmed to the Nation that she had indeed resumed her job at the UN but with a caveat 39

November 1, 2017 3:23 PM It Is Official! StarTimes Subscribers Can Now Pay As They Watch

On October 19th, StarTimes announced that it would start pay per day beginning today November 1. This simply mean that all StarTimes subscribers can now watch their favourite channels with just N60 per day and N300 a week on the Nova bouquet. Basic bouquet subscribers are not lft out as they will also enjoy subscription rates as low as N90 per day and N450 per week while 21

November 1, 2017 2:00 PM Gunfire as rare protests hit streets of Eritrea's capital

Addis Ababa - The United States embassy in Asmara has issued a warning about protests and gunfire in the Eritrean capital, though details of the rare bout of unrest remain unclear. Eritrea is one of the world's most repressive countries and demonstrations are uncommon, but the embassy had on Tuesday issued a statement about "gunfire at several locations 24

November 1, 2017 10:21 AM My Mao suits are custom made on order from Hong Kong- Lawyer PLO

One of Kenya's finest legal minds spoke to The Nairobian. His office has the pictures of the most influential people in his life: Martin Luther King Jr, Mahatma Gandhi and Julius Nyerere. Is your admiration of Congolese freedom fighter Patrice Lumumba the source of your name? Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba is my name. Remember Patrice Emerile Lumumba was an active 11

November 1, 2017 6:21 AM IEBC opens its servers and logs

The electoral agency on Tuesday allowed presidential candidates, their agents and election observers to access servers and logs used in the October 26 repeat poll. The access was only granted to parties who requested for information on election. Access to servers and logs of people who accessed them were critical in the annulment of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s 12

October 31, 2017 4:39 PM Bishop Korir: Peacemaker par excellence

Two weeks before last Thursday's repeat presidential election, Eldoret Catholic Bishop Cornelius Korir implored the rival Jubilee and Nasa alliances to soften their hard-line stands to help ease the political tensions that were rising to a deafening crescendo. While he was against the timing of the proposed changes in electoral laws championed by Jubilee 31

October 31, 2017 2:49 PM Chiloba risks six month jail for court contempt

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chief Executive Officer Ezra Chiloba risks a six month jail term if found in contempt of court. Transcend Media wants Chiloba fined or committed to civil jail for defying a court order to pay 150 million shillings for advertising services the offered to the commission during the 2013 general elections 6