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August 20, 2017 5:15 AM IEBC bosses lobby want say in choosing poll petition lawyers

Behind the scenes, top Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officials were battling to have a say in the appointment of lawyers who will represent them in the petition lodged by the National Super Alliance (Nasa) challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory. The petition, which was filed on August 18 by Nasa presidential candidate

August 20, 2017 4:14 AM Researchers find wreckage of WWII-era USS Indianapolis

Civilian researchers say they have located the wreck of the USS Indianapolis, the World War II heavy cruiser that played a critical role in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima before being struck by Japanese torpedoes. The sinking of the Indianapolis remains the Navy's single worst loss at sea. The fate of its crew — nearly 900 were killed, many by sharks

August 19, 2017 5:31 PM With Bannon’s Ouster, Question Remains Whether His Agenda Will Be Erased, Too

On immigration, Mr. Trump listens to another adviser, Stephen Miller, who pushed the administration’s travel ban on Muslims. Mr. Miller has strengthened his position in the West Wing, in part by building a rapport over 18 months with Mr. Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Mr. Miller, who has been seen by some as a member of the Bannon camp, chafes at suggestions 2

August 19, 2017 8:11 AM Steve Bannon vows to 'go to war' for Trump agenda after sacking

Donald Trump's former chief strategist has vowed to go to war against the president's opponents, after being fired from his job at the White House. Steve Bannon, who has returned as head of ultra-conservative website Breitbart News, said he would fight for the agenda that won Mr Trump the election. "I've got my hands back on my weapons," he said, "it's 1

August 19, 2017 6:17 AM Trump dumps Bannon, who returns to conservative website

WASHINGTON (AP) - Steve Bannon, the blunt-spoken and divisive strategist who rose from Donald Trump's conservative campaign to a top White House post, was pushed out by the president Friday, capping a turbulent seven months marked by the departure of much of Trump's original senior staff. A favorite in the farther-right portions of the Republican Party 1

August 18, 2017 5:23 PM Newly elected Kesses MP Mishra to donate his salary

A Kenyan of Asian origin has made history by becoming the first MP to be elected by the Kalenjin community. Dr Swarup Mishra, the owner of Mediheal Group of Hospitals, won the Kesses parliamentary seat in Uasin Gishu County, beating his rivals overwhelmingly in the only race that was won by a non-local in the whole of North Rift. In the Jubilee nomination 1

August 18, 2017 5:28 AM Two lung diseases killed 3.6 million in 2015: study

PARIS- The two most common chronic lung diseases claimed 3.6 million lives worldwide in 2015, according to a tally published Thursday in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. About 3.2 million people succumbed that year to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), caused mainly by smoking and pollution, while 400,000 people died from asthma. COPD is a group 2

August 17, 2017 3:49 PM Top 10 cities with the busiest airports in Africa (Lagos falls short)

Air travel to Africa has risen sharply in 2017. A report by ForwardKeys, analyzing the seat capacity for travel to the top ten international airports in Africa revealed some encouraging news for Africa, but some disheartening news for Nigeria. Jon Howell the Managing Director of AviaDev, which is Africa’s leading airline route development conference 2

August 17, 2017 9:01 AM UK updates travel advisory on Kenya

It then went on to advise UK citizens to monitor local and international media to avoid being caught in the demonstrations or disturbances. “Leave any area of unrest quickly and don’t attempt to watch or photograph it. You should consider making personal contingency plans in case of unrest,” the statement added. The FCO have also advised against all but essential 3

August 17, 2017 8:20 AM Kituo Cha Sheria rights group condemns police brutality

?A human rights group has condemned police brutality meted out to protesters after President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner of a disputed election. Kituo Cha Sheria said it was deeply concerned by the excessive force used by security personnel in dispersing protesters. The organisation said it was unjustified and unlawful for the police to use live bullets 2