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October 18, 2017 7:08 PM Alleged Amanda Lindhout kidnapper tries to explain inconsistencies, despite taped evidence

Ali Omar Ader says he wasn't a negotiator, just a captive ordered to make ransom requests In the last day of testimony in the Amanda Lindhout kidnapping trial, the Crown poked holes in the story of the alleged negotiator who handled many of the details of the ransom payment that led to the Canadian journalist's release. Ali Omar Ader, the Somali man lured

October 17, 2017 6:47 PM Baby survives gunshot wound in Nasa demos

Two-year-old Shantelle was playing with her mates in Nyamasaria, Kisumu. Then she fell down suddenly, crying. Her mother, Lydia Kageha, who rushed there, thought one of her playmates had hit her with a stone. On Monday night, doctors at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital took just two minutes to remove the bullet lodged in her shoulder 2

October 17, 2017 6:37 PM Why Kenya’s Odinga pulled out of election

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga decided not to stand in next week’s presidential election to avoid defeat, the deputy president said. NAIROBI - Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga decided not to stand in next week’s presidential election to avoid defeat rather than for reasons of principle, the deputy president said on Tuesday. Odinga was due to face President 1

October 17, 2017 10:51 AM Minnesota Somalis mourn, pray for those impacted by bombing

Minneapolis - Members of Minnesota's large Somali community said on Monday they are heartbroken and grieving, but searching for ways to help after the weekend bombing in Somalia that killed more than 300 people. The truck bombing in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu on Saturday also left scores missing and nearly 400 people injured. In Minnesota, home to the largest 3

October 17, 2017 10:39 AM Bullet removed from girl's neck

Doctors on Monday night successfully removed a bullet lodged in a two-year-old's neck, after she was shot in Kisumu County. The medics at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital operated on the girl, identified as Shantel Mary Kageha, and removed the bullet at 10pm. The Hospital’s Medical Superintendent Juliana Otieno told the Nation 3

October 17, 2017 7:22 AM Divorced for having a small member at wedding night: Nine ridiculous excuses by lovers

Some individuals, especially men, in unhappy relationships and marriages find it extremely difficult to break up or divorce. And even if they have the guts to do so, how they go about it is plain ridiculous. In most cases, partners unable to terminate their unions amicably either start to play ‘hide and seek’, abscond from responsibilities, ration or deny each other

October 17, 2017 4:00 AM Mass grave for some Mogadishu victims

Mogadishu - Tears streamed down Abduweli Osman's cheeks as he stood in the sticky heat outside a Mogadishu hospital, his last stop in the search for his brother who he now believed was dead. The last he and his family heard, Abdukadir Ahmed had decided to pass by a popular commercial district in the Somali capital on Saturday known as KM5, before heading 1

October 17, 2017 4:00 AM Mother of ex-hostage Amanda Lindhout speaks out on ‘victim shaming,’ Joshua Boyle and her ‘disgust’ with Ottawa

Speaking to the Star Monday, Lorinda Stewart revealed behind-the-scenes details of how it took ransom and the help of a private security firm to free her daughter — a task Ottawa could not achieve. Lorinda Stewart was dismayed when the Hollywood ending she had played over and over again in her mind during the 460 days her daughter was held hostage in Somalia

October 16, 2017 6:19 PM Death, business disruption grace Nasa protests

A Form Four student became the latest victim of clashes between opposition protesters and the police in Kisumu after he was shot dead during Monday’s demonstrations against the electoral commission. In Mombasa, at least three people were arrested as police used tear gas to disperse the National Super Alliance (Nasa) supporters who were demonstrating 4

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 3