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April 20, 2017 3:37 PM Aspirants risk being locked out of Jubilee primaries over integrity

At least eight aspirants seeking nominations on the Jubilee Party ticket risk disqualification from the race should investigations into their past show they have questionable integrity. The move by the party follows petitions from members of the public targeting six contestants, while a seventh is facing a court case. However, Jubilee Secretary-General 1

April 12, 2017 3:15 AM Pets, not food: Taiwan to ban eating, selling of dog and cat meat

Taiwan has moved to explicitly ban people from eating dogs and cats, after its parliament approved a bill to punish those who consume and sell the meat of the animals. The island’s Legislative Yuan approved an amendment to the Animal Protection Act on Tuesday, imposing a fine of up to NT$250,000 (HK$63,400, US$8,180) for eating or selling dog and cat meat, the Central 1

April 11, 2017 3:54 PM Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema detained

Detention follows dispute over Hichilema's vehicles allegedly blocking President Lungu's motorcade on main road. Zambian police have detained opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema for committing "treason", according to his lawyer. Hichilema was narrowly defeated by President Edgar Lungu in an August 2016 election, which he described as fraudulent. His attempts 1

April 10, 2017 9:13 PM Don’t drink and drive… alcoblow here to stay – NTSA

By JOSEPH MURAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 10 – The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has warned members of the public against attacking their officer’s during the crackdown on drivers guilty of drink-driving. This comes after some NTSA officers were pelted with stones during their routine drink-driving operation in Nairobi, a move the NTSA Director 1

April 7, 2017 11:36 AM Court stops use of alcoblow, cites inconsistency

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the use of breathalysers, otherwise known as alcoblow to nab drunk drivers, is illegal. A three-judge bench earlier today, Friday, April 6, said the laws introduced by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) were contradicting the Traffic Act. The court ordered that the laws be referred back to Parliament

April 7, 2017 6:04 AM Marijuana to be legalised?

On Tuesday morning, a social media post created a major buzz as people sought the authenticity of an alert message on Cannabis Sativa. “Alert! The Senate Health Committee is meeting this morning Tuesday 4 April 2017 at Red Cross building at 10am, ground floor boardroom to listen to the petition on Cannabis Sativa. Media is welcome,” the alert read. No official 1

April 5, 2017 8:44 AM Kenya: Papers Used in Railway Land Pay False

Top officials in the Lands ministry on Tuesday evening appeared to confirm fears that taxpayers could have paid up to Sh1 billion as compensation for land irregularly allocated to individuals. This was after the officials admitted that documents on whose strength land was bought for the standard gauge railway and millions paid out could not be trusted 1

April 2, 2017 4:56 PM NLC officials confirm Swazuri authorized disputed Sh82m pay out

National Land Commission Chairman Muhammad Swazuri made decisions regarding compensation for those who gave up their land for the new railway unilaterally. The National Assembly Lands committee is considering a petition by a Mr Mugo Njeru seeking Swazuri's removal over claims he received bribes during compensation for land given up for the Standard Gauge

April 2, 2017 9:21 AM Wanted: Will Auditor General Edward Ouko survive latest hit?

Edward Ouko is a marked man. The decorated accountant has been a nightmare for the Jubilee administration with his hard hitting reports that have indicted various ministries and government departments. He is now in the biggest fight to save his six-year career as the Government’s top auditor. Several fires lit from different fronts, now threaten to consume 1

April 1, 2017 10:44 PM Presence of Swazuri's signature in letters may be his undoing

The allegation that he took a Sh1 million bribe might have grabbed the headlines, but his signature on two letters might be Prof Muhammad Swazuri’s undoing as the National Assembly considers a petition to remove him. Still, the National Assembly’s treatment of the court order temporarily barring it from considering the petition against Prof Swazuri could 1