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October 16, 2017 1:41 PM Somalia attack: 165 unidentified bodies buried

As many as 165 unidentified bodies have been buried after a massive truck bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. At least 276 people have died and the government news agency Sonna says only 111 of them have been identified. A Turkish military plane is taking 40 of the injured to Turkey for medical treatment. It is the deadliest terror

October 16, 2017 1:06 PM After bombing, Somalia fears renewed al-Shabab onslaught

Saturday's truck bombing on a crowded Mogadishu street showed that al-Shabab, targeted for years by U.S. airstrikes and tens of thousands of African Union forces, has once again made a deadly comeback. Pushed from Somalia's capital in recent years, al-Shabab has retreated mostly to rural areas of the country's south, where the fragile central government 2

October 16, 2017 11:55 AM FKE wants Raila, Uhuru to dialogue

The federation said it has recorded 30 percent decline in tourism business while economic growth is on a standstill. “History shows that parties who take hardline position in any contest live to regret it,” she noted. Analysts have warned of a bleak future for the economy in the wake of a fresh political impasse after Opposition leader Raila Odinga opted 1

October 16, 2017 10:16 AM Nasa supporters back to the streets

NASA supporters in Kisumu and Mombasa defied acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi’s ban on demonstrations and returned to the streets to demand reforms at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission-IEBC before a fresh election is held. In Kisumu, the protesters marched through the city, chanting slogans against IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba 2

October 16, 2017 9:10 AM NASA supporters on streets in anti-IEBC protests

Security has been intensified in major cities in the country as anti-IEBC demonstrations begin in most parts of the country. The anti-IEBC protests being pushed by National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders have now entered the fourth week even after acting Interior CS Fred Matiang’i said the demos are not allowed in Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa CBDs. NASA supporters 2

October 16, 2017 8:42 AM Somalia attack: Death toll rises in Mogadishu blast

At least 276 people have died in a massive bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. A Turkish military plane has arrived with medical aid. It will then evacuate about 40 of the injured to Turkey for medical treatment. It is the deadliest terror attack in Somalia since the Islamist al-Shabab group launched its insurgency in 2007. One of the victims 2

October 16, 2017 8:31 AM Somalia’s ‘deadliest attack ever’ kills 276, injures 300

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, MOGADISHU, Somalia, Oct 16 – At least 276 people have been killed and 300 injured by a massive truck bomb that tore through a busy shopping district of Mogadishu, the government said Monday, making it the “deadliest attack ever” to hit war-torn Somalia. The figure was a huge jump from an initial police estimate of 20 dead in the hours 1

October 16, 2017 4:19 AM No vote no hawking? Hawkers accuse Sonko of discrimination

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko gave city hawkers a reprieve when he allowed them on the streets as from 2pm to make a living. But the hawkers are no longer at ease. Reason? The Governor has insisted that only city voters will be allowed to trade in the city. Grapevine hears that most of the traders are voters registered in neighbouring counties, and this directive 1

October 15, 2017 9:05 PM Head of State tells foreigners not to interfere in Kenya's internal affairs

President Uhuru Kenyatta has reiterated the only path to the presidency is through the ballot. The Head of State warned that the Government would take action against Opposition leader Raila Odinga over violent protests. Addressing Jubilee supporters at a campaign rally in Nyahururu town, President Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto said the Constitution

October 15, 2017 9:39 AM No elections in NASA strongholds, says former Machakos senator Johnstone Muthama

Former Machakos senator Johnstone Muthama has criticised the Jubilee Government for outlawing peaceful demonstrations in Kenya’s major cities, insisting that NASA supporters will continue storming in streets for nationwide demonstrations from Monday. Muthama who was speaking during a burial in Makueni, maintained that there will be no elections in NASA strongholds