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August 21, 2017 6:04 PM U.S. and South Korea start military drills amid heightened tension with North Korea

A mock war erupts on the Korean peninsula each year, largely in secret, with thousands of military troops and their commanders tracking and repelling a North Korean attack. It’s all a drill, a large-scale theoretical exercise aimed at protecting democratic South Korea, a U.S. ally. The military exercises — known as Ulchi-Freedom Guardian — have been in the works

August 21, 2017 5:02 PM Police Kill Man Suspected of Deadly Barcelona Van Attack

(SUBIRATS, Spain) — A man thought to be the driver in the Barcelona van attack was shot dead by Spanish police Monday after authorities announced he also was suspected of killing the owner of a hijacked getaway car. The fugitive was wearing a bomb belt, authorities said. Younes Abouyaaqoub was shot when officers confronted him in Subirats, a rural area known 1

August 21, 2017 3:05 PM Uhuru attends burial of relative who died at Nairobi hospital

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday, August 21, joined friends, family and relatives of the Kanja family in Kitisuru, Nairobi for the funeral service of the late Mama Norma Florienta Kanja, who passed away on Wednesday, August 16 2017, at the Nairobi Hospital. Uhuru who was accompanied by the First Lady, Margaret Kenyatta eulogized Mama Norma in the best way he could 1

August 21, 2017 9:42 AM 12th Parliament convenes not later than Sept 7: Sialai

The 12th Parliament shall convene not later than September 7 this year National Assembly Clerk Michael Sialai says. In an advertisement appearing in Monday’s newspapers, Sialai said traditionally, the date of the first sitting of any Parliament after a General Election is usually determined by the President and should not be more than thirty days after 6

August 21, 2017 8:12 AM IBEC CEO Ezra Chiloba says they are ready to conduct second elections if needed

IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba has said that they can hold polls for the second time if needed. Mr Chiloba said this during an interview with KTN reporter Sofia Wanuna at the Bomas of Kenya. "I think the question would be, would the country be ready to conduct another election? When we get there of course we should be able to do what the law requires us to do." This is after 10

August 21, 2017 7:31 AM My wife is glad to have me back from the other woman, Kidero says as he hands over mantle to Mike Sonko

Dr Evans Kidero has today handed over his seat to Mike Mbuvi Sonko as the second Governor of Nairobi County. “My wife Susan says she is glad to have me back from the other woman-Nairobi,” he joked as he handed over the documents to Governor Mike Sonko. In a ceremony attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy, Kidero clarified that contrary to reports 9

August 21, 2017 7:19 AM Uhuru lauds Kidero for ‘good sportsmanship’ in Nairobi contest

By SIMON NDONGA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 21 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has commended Evans Kidero for exhibiting a democratic spirit as he handed over command to new Governor Mike Sonko at Uhuru Park. The Head of State indicated that this is a show of mature politics and love for the nation which all leaders should emulate. He described the move by Kidero 6

August 21, 2017 7:19 AM Governor Sonko vows to fight City cartels as he outlines agenda for Nairobi

NAIROBI, KENYA: Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Monday promised to deal with cartels that have denied the city revenue to finance most of its operations. During a swearing in ceremony attended by President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President-elect William Ruto and outgoing Governor Evans Kidero, Sonko said it will not be business as usual as his administration 7

August 21, 2017 7:19 AM Sonko, Igathe take oath with pledge to transform Nairobi

By SIMON NDONGA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 21 – Mike Sonko has formally taken over as Nairobi Governor after taking his oath of office at an event attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta, his Deputy William Ruto and several Cabinet Secretaries. Sonko was sworn in alongside his Deputy Polycarp Igathe, effectively taking over from Evans Kidero and Jonathan Mueke 6

August 21, 2017 7:07 AM Ten sailors missing after U.S. warship, tanker collide near Singapore

Singapore: Ten sailors are missing after a U.S. warship collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore on Monday, the U.S. Navy said, the second accident involving U.S. Navy destroyers in Asian waters in little more than two months. The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with the merchant vessel Alnic MC before dawn while heading to Singapore 4