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October 17, 2017 9:04 PM Protesting Kisii residents demand sacking of CS Matiang’i

Police used tear gas to disperse protesting residents demanding the sacking of Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i over what they described as growing police brutality. The protesters, chanting anti-Jubilee slogans, were angered by Monday's attack on Kisii County Woman Representative Janet Ong'era's car during anti-IEBC demonstrations in Nairobi

October 17, 2017 2:42 PM ICC has Raila-Kalonzo probe petition, will issue verdict

By JEREMIAH WAKAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 17 – The International Criminal Court (ICC) has acknowledged receipt of a petition seeking to have it investigate National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka for incitement. In a response to the petition filed by a Canadian lawyer David Jacobs, the ICC’s

October 17, 2017 10:51 AM Minnesota Somalis mourn, pray for those impacted by bombing

Minneapolis - Members of Minnesota's large Somali community said on Monday they are heartbroken and grieving, but searching for ways to help after the weekend bombing in Somalia that killed more than 300 people. The truck bombing in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu on Saturday also left scores missing and nearly 400 people injured. In Minnesota, home to the largest 2

October 17, 2017 10:07 AM Minnesota Somalis shaken by bombing in Mogadishu

But many in North America's largest Somali community said the attack would not chill local efforts to help homeland. Jibril Afyare, a Twin Cities software engineer, was heading to meet an uncle, aunt and cousin in the heart of Mogadishu when a massive blast resounded through Somalia’s capital Saturday. Afyare had traveled there at the Somali government’s 2

October 17, 2017 8:28 AM MPs' lives threatened over Age Limit Bill

Two legislators who have been pushing for the scrapping of the presidential age limit were attacked in Uganda this and last week. An MP’s family was almost burnt in their house, while in the second incident a mob almost lynched another MP. Suspected arsonists attempted to set ablaze the home of Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga in Anyafiyo Village 1

October 17, 2017 5:39 AM Anti-IEBC protesters back in the streets

Opposition supporters are back in the streets to push for electoral reforms even after National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga pulled out of repeat presidential poll. In Mombasa, police in full anti-riot gear lobbed teargas canisters to disperse the demonstrators. Businesses along Moi Avenue were shut as police dispersed the protesters who were energised 1

October 17, 2017 5:30 AM Shock as a pack of stray dogs maul six-year old to death

A child was yesterday morning mauled to death by a pack of dogs at Kapsimbol village in Elgeyo Marakwet County. Brian Kibet, six, was going home from Kapsimbol ECDE at the border of Elgeyo Marakwet and Uasin Gishu counties when he was attacked by the dogs at around 9am. The child had been sent home to collect fees arrears. Villagers responded to the boy's 1

October 17, 2017 4:00 AM Mass grave for some Mogadishu victims

Mogadishu - Tears streamed down Abduweli Osman's cheeks as he stood in the sticky heat outside a Mogadishu hospital, his last stop in the search for his brother who he now believed was dead. The last he and his family heard, Abdukadir Ahmed had decided to pass by a popular commercial district in the Somali capital on Saturday known as KM5, before heading 1

October 17, 2017 12:40 AM Lewiston man’s brother killed in Somalia bombing

Iman Abdalla was a husband and father of eight with a ninth child on the way, says his grief-stricken brother in Maine, Iman Osman. LEWISTON — Iman Osman, 27, of Lewiston woke Sunday morning to a phone message with bad news. His brother was killed the night before when a powerful truck bomb exploded in a populated part of Mogadishu, Somalia. The terrorist 1 1

October 16, 2017 9:04 PM Kenya’s Internet connectivity ranked below leading economies

Kenya’s Internet connectivity has been ranked below leading economies on the continent, including South Africa, Egypt, Ethiopia and Ghana. It also lags behind the East African region in some indicators, according to a new report. This differs from the ranking published in June this year that placed Kenya at the top of Middle East and Africa with average 1