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October 19, 2017 8:27 AM Kenya: Malaria Cases Go Up as Over 1,000 Test Positive

More than 1,000 people have tested positive for Malaria in Marsabit, northern Kenya, weeks after the deadly disease killed more than 26 people in the expansive region. A report handed to the country's Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu also showed that the 1,000 were from a sample of 2,500 people who sought treatment from hospitals in the area. While

October 19, 2017 5:08 AM Kenya Police's Gicharu admits retaining the National Boxing League title will not be easy

Despite brimming with on-form boxers, Kenya Police will leave no chances in their bid to retain the National Boxing League title. And a litmus test awaits them when they fight arch-rivals Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) in the fourth leg of Boxing Association of Kenya league at Madison Square Garden in Nakuru this afternoon. Policeman Benson Gicharu, the bantamweight

October 19, 2017 2:40 AM KORIR: Adak on track but we must do much more

As the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (Adak) chief executive officer Kiplimo Rugut rightly put it recently, we are not yet off the hook in as far as doping surveillance is concerned, and there is need to engage an even high gear in creating awareness on drug abuse. Yes, we may have been given a clean bill of health last August by World Anti-Doping Agency

October 18, 2017 10:13 PM Tanzania arrests Ugandan, 11 visitors for ‘homosexuality’ in Dar es Salaam

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Tanzanian police said Wednesday they had arrested 12 men, including two South Africans and a Ugandan, for presumed homosexuality as part of an ongoing crackdown against gays. “We arrested the criminals at (the hotel) Peacock — they were promoting homosexuality. Two are South Africans, one Ugandan and nine Tanzanians,” Dar es Salaam

October 18, 2017 9:04 PM Wafula Chebukati sets conditions for him to remain as IEBC chair

Electoral commission chairman Wafula Chebukati has publicly admitted that divisions were harming the agency’s operations. He warned that he could not guarantee a credible election without critical staff changes. Mr Chebukati set conditions that must be fulfilled before he can continue serving in his position at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries

October 18, 2017 12:41 PM Chebukati asks staff adversely mentioned in bungled August poll to quit

By JEREMIAH WAKAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 18 – The Chairperson of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Wafula Chebukati, now wants Secretariat staff blamed for bungling the August 8 presidential election to step aside. Chebukati who made his first address after the resignation of Commissioner Roselyn Akombe said a seven-member project

October 18, 2017 11:30 AM For Uhuru, it is nothing but prayer

President Kenyatta on Wednesday asked Kenyans to pray for the nation, asking God to guide a country he said badly needed God’s grace. Speaking hours after electoral agency commissioner Roselyn Akombe resigned, blaming irreconcilable divisions in the commission, President Kenyatta asked religious leaders to lead Kenya in the national prayer period 2

October 18, 2017 10:44 AM 20 youths arrested for disrupting IEBC training in Nyanza

Over 20 youths accused of disrupting the ongoing IEBC training of presiding and deputy presiding officers in Kisumu, Siaya, Homa Bay and Migori Counties have been arrested. Nyanza Regional Coordinator Wilson Njega says his officers will soon reign in on leaders suspected to be behind the disruption. Njega spoke as rowdy youth disrupted yet another training 2

October 18, 2017 10:39 AM Al Ghurair: Ballots are coming

The Dubai company printing ballot papers for next week's repeat presidential election says it has finished printing 18 million papers, 90 per cent of the job. Lakshmanan Ganapathy, General Manager of Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing, told a delegation sent to monitor the job that the first batch of the ballots should be in Kenya by Saturday night 2

October 18, 2017 8:05 AM Mobs disrupt IEBC training, again

Mobs have, again, attacked venues in Kisumu and Vihiga where IEBC officials were holding a training workshop ahead of the repeat presidential poll. In Kisumu, a training session at the county’s Huduma Centre was disrupted after youth stormed in and vandalised chairs and tents that had been erected for the programme. IEBC had planned to train presiding 1