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October 19, 2017 3:01 PM John Kamau replaces Titus Yoma as new Kisumu police boss

Five police County commanders were Thursday moved in changes that saw Kisumu’s Titus Yoma transferred. The new Mombasa County police commander is Johnstone Ipara who replaced Patterson Maelo. Maelo has proceeded for his retirement, police headquarters said. Also moved was Kilifi’s Wachira Mathenge. Mr Mathenge swapped positions with Marsabit’s Ben Kogo. The changes

October 19, 2017 1:28 PM No election on October 26: MCAs

At least 30 members of the Mombasa County Assembly have warned the electoral commission against conducting an election in the county on October 26. The ward representatives allied to National Super Alliance (Nasa) declared there will be no election in the county. They further warned those registered as Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission

October 19, 2017 12:14 PM Team searches for woman in collapsed Kisii building

A fresh search for a missing person kicked off on Thursday afternoon at the site of the building the collapsed in Mwembe area, Kisii County. This is after the family of Ms Leah Kwamboka, who was working at the site, raised concern over her disappearance since the building collapsed on Wednesday last week. Mr Nahashon Mageto, her young brother, said they suspect

October 19, 2017 10:50 AM More set to benefit as Oman changes tourism visa rules for another 25 countries

DUBAI: People from a further 25 countries can now travel to Oman on a non-sponsored e-visa, the Royal Oman Police have confirmed in a statement. The applicants must be resident in the US, Canada, Australia or UK – or making use of the Schengen Agreement. In a statement the Royal Oman Police confirmed the rule changes would benefit citizens of: Azerbaijan

October 19, 2017 10:22 AM No turning back, poll must take place on Oct 26: an adamant Uhuru maintains

By OLIVE BURROWS, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 19 – President Uhuru Kenyatta says he is open to having a discussion with Opposition leader Raila Odinga on the peaceful conduct of next week’s poll but is categorical that he will not entertain the subject of their postponement. In an interview with Chamgei and Kass FM earlier on Thursday afternoon at the Nakuru

October 19, 2017 8:27 AM Kenya: Malaria Cases Go Up as Over 1,000 Test Positive

More than 1,000 people have tested positive for Malaria in Marsabit, northern Kenya, weeks after the deadly disease killed more than 26 people in the expansive region. A report handed to the country's Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu also showed that the 1,000 were from a sample of 2,500 people who sought treatment from hospitals in the area. While

October 19, 2017 5:59 AM Barack Obama returns to the political arena

Barack Obama is returning to the political arena for the first time in months after keeping a low profile and avoiding direct confrontation with his White House successor. The 56-year-old former president is scheduled to attend campaign rallies in New Jersey and Virginia on Thursday to support Democratic party candidates for governor. Voters in both states

October 19, 2017 5:39 AM Jimi Wanjigi's father condemns police raid, destruction of his son's property

NAIROBI, KENYA: Businessman Jimi Wanjigi has claimed that he midwifed the formation of the Jubilee alliance that united President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto. Wanjigi said the Jubilee coalition was born in his palatial home in Muthaiga, the same house that police officers held under siege for 72 hours. He said it was regrettable that the Jubilee

October 19, 2017 2:40 AM KORIR: Adak on track but we must do much more

As the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (Adak) chief executive officer Kiplimo Rugut rightly put it recently, we are not yet off the hook in as far as doping surveillance is concerned, and there is need to engage an even high gear in creating awareness on drug abuse. Yes, we may have been given a clean bill of health last August by World Anti-Doping Agency

October 19, 2017 1:31 AM Thousands march over 'Somalia's '9/11'

Two people have been arrested over Saturday's attack that was meant to target Mogadishu's heavily fortified international airport, where several countries have their embassies, the officials said. Wearing red headbands, a crowd gathered at a Mogadishu stadium and shouted slogans against al-Shabab, which has long targeted the city, but has not commented