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June 24, 2017 11:01 AM Former Real Madrid defender Arbeloa retires

Former Liverpool and Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa has decided to retire from professional football, the 34-year-old told a Spanish newspaper. The Spain international won the 2010 FIFA World Cup and two European Championships in 56 appearances for his country. He also won multiple trophies at Spanish champions Real Madrid, including one league

June 24, 2017 10:33 AM OPINION: Independent candidates are the true enemies of Kenya

Kenyan politicians never believe in a process they pretend to respect. Each election cycle, political parties are conjured up like kindergarten magic only to disappear for four years. Without established political parties, we will never develop national culture to be proud of. True political parties belong to its membership and with developed strategies

June 24, 2017 8:14 AM Otieno, Mwangi 100m win 100m at trials but fall short of Worlds time

World Championships qualifying time proved elusive for Kenya's 100m athletes with Mark Otieno and Freshia Mwangi's victories falling short at the Nyayo National Stadium on Saturday. Otieno, who had during the nationals set a new national record of 10.14 seconds won the race in 10.36, failing strike the required time of 10.12. Peter Mwai came in second

June 24, 2017 8:04 AM Tanzania outrage at pregnant schoolgirl ban

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has been condemned for comments that girls who give birth should not be allowed to return to school. An online petition has been set up and a pan-African women’s organisation is mobilising to get the president to apologise and reverse his comments. Mr Magufuli warned schoolgirls at a rally on Monday that: “After getting

June 24, 2017 6:22 AM NASA is dividing country along tribal lines, says President Uhuru

President Uhuru Kenyatta has accused the National Super Alliance (NASA) of seeking to divide the country along tribal lines. Speaking at roadside rallies in Meru County, the President said NASA had demonstrated its main concern were the 10 million voters it claims are supporting the Opposition and not the whole population of 45 million Kenyans. He said NASA leader 1

June 24, 2017 5:55 AM Uhuru: NASA is dividing country along tribal lines

President Uhuru Kenyatta has accused the National Super Alliance (NASA) of seeking to divide the country along tribal lines. Speaking at roadside rallies in Meru County, the President said NASA had demonstrated its main concern were the 10 million voters it claims are supporting the Opposition and not the whole population of 45 million Kenyans. He said NASA leader 3

June 24, 2017 5:36 AM Son chops off father's right hand while fighting over ODM campaign posters in Kakamega

A man in Lirhende village, Kakamega County, chopped off his father’s right hand after they differed over campaign posters of two ward aspirants. Area assistant chief Alex Minish said Chrisantus Mwinamo, who is still at large, had engaged his brother Cedrick Vihembo in a physical fight for destroying the campaign posters of Edwin Papala, an ODM candidate 1

June 24, 2017 4:13 AM Tributes pour in for Botswana’s Sir Ketumile Masire

Politicians from at home and abroad led the tributes as Botswana mourned the passing of former President Sir Ketumile Masire. “He had the charisma, people would come and follow his rallies. This man had the gift of the gab,” said former Speaker of the National Assembly Margaret Nasha. That charisma, combined with discipline, focus, democracy and a deep understanding 2

June 24, 2017 12:00 AM Brexit one year on: how Brussels sees it

It’s simply business as usual for a strangely unobsessed European Commission The message from Brussels to London after Theresa May’s election drubbing was simple: “We are ready to talk as soon as you are.” The talks duly opened on June 19th. They were more about procedure and timing than substance, and there was little commentary, publicly anyway, beyond 5

June 23, 2017 8:49 PM Hope for depositors as CBK puts Imperial Bank on sale

Depositors at Imperial Bank Limited (IBL) have welcomed news that the bank will be sold off within 12 months, saving them from the gruesome pain of liquidation that historically takes years. Central Bank of Kenya Friday put out a notice to sell the lender, inviting former shareholders of the bank and other strategic investors interested in the failed 5