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October 19, 2017 10:42 AM Kaparo calls for dialogue amid presidential election uncertainty

By DAVIS AYEGA, NAIROBI, Kenya Oct 19 – National Cohesion and Integration Commission has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga to embrace dialogue and heed Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) call for talks in a bid to end the current political stalemate in the country ahead of next week’s presidential poll. The agency

October 19, 2017 5:16 AM Court allows Nakumatt’s eviction from Junction Mall

The owners of the Junction Mall have closed an outlet belonging to Nakumatt Supermarkets after the High Court set aside orders that allowed the troubled retailer escape an initial eviction bid two weeks ago. The management of the shopping complex, which is majority owned by the wealthy Ndegwa family, says Nakumatt’s agents and employees can now only access

October 18, 2017 1:19 PM Arrests made in Somalia bombing that killed hundreds

Militant group al-Shabaab has not commented on attacks, which may have been intended for airport Thousands of people took to the streets of Somalia's capital Wednesday in a show of defiance after the country's deadliest attack, as officials said two people have been arrested in connection with Saturday's massive truck bombing that killed more than 300. Wearing 2

October 18, 2017 12:26 PM Thousands march in Somali capital as attack details emerge

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - As thousands of people took to the streets of Somalia's capital Wednesday in a show of defiance after the country's deadliest attack, officials shared a detailed account of how Saturday's truck bombing that killed more than 300 was carried out. They said two people have been arrested. Wearing red headbands, the crowd of mostly 2

October 18, 2017 12:06 PM Shots fired as thousands join anti-bombing protest in Somali capital

Wearing red headbands, the crowd of mostly young men and women marched through Mogadishu amid tight security. They were answering a call to unity by mayor Thabit Abdi, who said: "We must liberate this city which is awash with graves." Some in Somalia have called the bombing their 9/11, while asking why one of the world's deadliest attacks in years has not drawn 2

October 18, 2017 11:01 AM Somalia Truck Bomb May Have Been ‘Revenge Attack’ for U.S. Raid That Killed Civilians

The double truck bombing that killed over 300 people in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu may have been carried out as a revenge attack after a U.S.-Somali raid killed 10 civilians. The driver came from Bariire, a small town around 30 miles west of Mogadishu. Both vehicles used in Saturday’s attack set out from the Bariire. U.S. and Somali forces conducted

October 18, 2017 4:00 AM Nairobi smart traffic control system to go live in two years

Nairobi’s proposed smart traffic control system will go live in just over two years, officials said of the plan that seeks to ease congestion on key city roads at an estimated cost of Sh1.88 billion. The plan, which is 80 per cent funded by the World Bank Group, is benchmarked on the management of traffic flow in the United Kingdom. The Nairobi Intelligent 2

October 17, 2017 9:04 PM Kenya National Highways Authority to sue demonstrators for road destruction during protest

The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has cautioned protesters against damaging roads by burning tyres during the anti-IEBC protests. KeNHA Chairman Erastus Mwongera said the authority would prosecute protesters who burn tyres on paved roads during NASA protests. “It is estimated that a kilometre of paved road costs in excess of Sh100 million

October 17, 2017 8:31 PM Police find firearms in Jimi Wanjigi's home

Police who stormed the home of controversial businessman Jimi Wanjigi, breaking doors with axes and metal cutters, were looking for guns, ammunition and explosives. They said they found an M4 — a military-grade rifle — five pistols and a shotgun at his Muthaiga home in Nairobi and that they were hoping to find documents with information on importation 1

October 17, 2017 6:59 PM Court bars police from arresting businessman Wanjigi

The High Court has restrained police from arresting business tycoon Jimmy Wanjigi over undisclosed offences. Justice Chacha Mwita, for purposes of preventive measures admitted Wanjigi to a 50,000 shillings cash bail. He further directed the police not to destroy or break any of Wanjigis properties while carrying out the search on his property following 2