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September 22, 2017 3:06 PM Tension high along Meru-Tharaka Nithi border

Tension is growing along the Tharaka-Imenti Central border following Thursday night attacks by unknown people in Mugwii village, Tharaka Nithi County. Tharaka South OCPD Walter Obondo said nine attackers believed to be from the neighbouring Meru County struck at around 1am and burnt two houses before injuring five people. “The attackers’ burnt houses

September 21, 2017 7:02 AM Uganda police raid Action Aid offices in Kampala

Uganda police on Wednesday searched the headquarters of Action Aid Uganda, in Kansanga near Kampala. An employee of the global organisation that works to further human rights and defeat poverty for all, told Daily Monitor that the officers cordoned off the offices and ordered all staff not to leave. “We are allowed to move within the compound but nobody

September 19, 2017 3:36 AM Hamza bin Laden: the heir to Al-Qaeda?

A photo montage published by Al-Qaeda to mark the 16th anniversary of 9/11 shows the face of Osama bin Laden in the flames of the Twin Towers. The young man, now 28, has appeared since childhood in the propaganda network founded by his father. And now, some officials and analysts believe he might try to unify jihadists around the world, taking advantage

September 13, 2017 5:45 PM US says drone strikes in Somalia kill 6 al-Shabaab members

Mogadishu - The US has carried out three drone strikes in southern Somalia that killed six members of the al-Shabaab extremist group, the military said on Wednesday, as efforts increase to combat Africa's deadliest Islamic extremist organisation. A US Africa Command statement said on Wednesday morning's strikes occurred about 260km south of the capital

September 11, 2017 5:45 AM No hope of freedom for the man who led the CIA to Osama bin Laden

ISLAMABAD: To Americans, he is the hero who helped them hunt down and kill Osama bin Laden. To Pakistanis, he is a villain who betrayed his country. On one thing, however, both countries are agreed: Dr. Shakil Afridi will not be released from prison any time soon. “There’s no deal on Afridi,” a US State Department official said. And a retired Pakistani 1

September 10, 2017 5:56 AM Michael Mwaniki alias Mwanii: The life story of Kenya’s notorious police killer with a taste for pretty girls

On Sunday August 20, a ruthless gangster was shot dead at Witeithie area, Kiambu County. The death of Michael George Mwaniki alias Mwanii or Sparta marked the end of one of the biggest police killers in Kenya, a man so trigger happy he would openly brag about killing security officers. Mwanii’s story is one that could reverberate well in the crime capitals 11

September 8, 2017 4:24 AM Arsonists burn offices of Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti

Unknown people have torched the offices of Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti, reducing to ashes crucial documents. They set on fire the building situated in Homa Bay town Thursday night and it was still burning by Friday morning. Homa Bay County Police Commander Marius Tum said one person has been following the incident. He has said the person is not a resident 9

September 5, 2017 3:57 PM NEMA officials reign on plastic bags users

A huge consignment of plastic bags has been confiscated by National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) inspectors at a shop in Nairobi Central Business District. NEMA officials made the discovery after a random inspection to establish whether suppliers and distributors have complied with the plastic bag ban that took effect on August 28th. During 3

September 4, 2017 9:30 AM Trump sends warning to North Korea after they test hydrogen bomb

Donald Trump has called North Korea a 'rogue nation' that will 'only understand one thing' in a series of tweets posted after the secretive state announced the "perfect success" of a hydrogen bomb test. On Twitter, the US President wrote: "North Korea has conducted a major Nuclear Test. Their words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous 3

September 3, 2017 8:44 AM Al-Shabab attacks Somalia army base

Fighters from the armed group carry out raid on army base in Bula Gudud near the southern port town of Kismayu. Al-Shabab fighters attacked a military base near Somalia’s southern port city of Kismayu early on Sunday, a Somali army officer said, adding that he did not immediately have details of any casualties. The armed group claimed responsibility 1