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September 24, 2017 7:12 PM Ruto’s Sh10m ‘donation’ splits church

A Sh10 million donation by Deputy President William Ruto to the Pentecostal Assemblies of God threatens to divide the church. Mr Ruto delivered the cheque to the church on September 14 during a national pastors’ convention at the PAG headquarters in Nyang’ori, Vihiga County. Some pastors said the donation was meant to induce PAG followers into supporting 1

September 23, 2017 8:20 AM Charity Ngilu hits ground running with health and food projects

Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu has pledged to focus on health, food and water as she unveiled a three-pronged ambitious plan to improve people's lives. In the one month she has been in office, Mrs Ngilu, who campaigned on platform of exploiting her international networks, kicked off series of meetings with various donor agencies to build partnerships to fund her development 1

September 23, 2017 2:31 AM Athletics: Stellar Berlin marathon trio sets sights on world record

BERLIN (Reuters) - Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge has the marathon world record firmly in his sights in Berlin on Sunday as he attempts a sub-two hour race. But he will have to outrun fellow record contenders Wilson Kipsang and Kenenisa Bekele to get there. Olympic champion Kipchoge, who has the third-fastest personal best time of two hours, three minutes and five seconds

September 22, 2017 4:20 PM Wilson Kipsang Discusses His Quest for the World Record at the 2017 Berlin Marathon

BERLIN — Wilson Kipsang has done enough over the past seven years to be considered one of the greatest marathoners of all-time. He set a world record of 2:03:27 at the 2013 Berlin Marathon, which stood for a year before it was broken by his compatriot Dennis Kimetto. Kipsang has a good chance of taking back the record during Sunday’s Berlin Marathon

September 22, 2017 5:28 AM IEBC announces new date for fresh poll

he Independent Electoral and Boundaries commission (IEBC) on 21 September released a statement their twitter handle saying that the repeat presidential election will be held on October 26, which happens to be President Uhuru's birthday. Earlier, the IEBC had proposed that the repeat presidential elections be held on October 17. This is after the Supreme 1

September 21, 2017 10:00 AM All is set for eighth annual Maktaba Awards

The eighth annual Maktaba Awards gala night will be happening on Friday night, September 22, at Nairobi National Museum. The library awards is an initiative of the Goethe Institute in cooperation with the Kenyan Library Association and the Jomo Kenyatta Foundation, with financial support from the Ministry of Culture. Other project partners such as World

September 21, 2017 6:45 AM Tanzania: JPM Directs Fencing of Mirerani Tanzanite Mine

Dar es Salaam — President John Magufuli has directed the Tanzania People's Defence Forces (TPDF) to build a wall perimeter around the Mirerani Tanzanite Mine in Simanjiro District, Manyara Region. The fence will cover blocks A, B, C and D at the 81.99km square of the Mererani mining site. Dr Magufuli made the directive Wednesday September 20 as he was launching

September 20, 2017 11:03 AM West Africa steps up battle against pirates and poachers

Armed and stony-faced, six black-clothed members of Senegal's marine special forces board the Chinese fishing boat, alerted by radio that it may be operating illegally. Identity papers are demanded and the cargo is inspected: one of the crew members is not on the manifest of the "Casimir", which departed from Hong Kong, and their fishing licence has expired 1

September 19, 2017 7:45 AM Kenyatta University throws Governor Samboja under the bus over fake degree

The degree certificate Taita Taveta Governor Granton Samboja presented to contest in the August 8 election is a forgery, Kenyatta University has said. The university said Samboja has never been a student at the institution. Samboja is facing a petition challenging his victory and one of the grounds filed by Armstrong Mwandoo Kiwoi, a voter, seeking to cancel

September 19, 2017 7:07 AM Aung San Suu Kyi sidesteps atrocity allegations in first address on Rohingya crisis

RANGOON, Burma — In her first major speech Tuesday on the worsening Rohingya crisis, Burma’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, sidestepped allegations of atrocities committed against the stateless Muslim minority and cast the conflict as just one of many problems ailing the country. Appearing to cast doubt on claims that the military has burned homes