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  • 7 students killed in Lokichogio school attack, Turkana County

    October 14, 2017 11:54 AM 7

    Seven people have been killed among them students and a watchman after an attack in Lokichogio Mixed Secondary School in Turkana in a suspected revenge attack. Four students who were seriously injured during the attack have been rushed to Lopiding Sub County Hospital for treatment with referral cases taken to Kakuma Mission Hospital. Police officers

  • Plane crashes into sea killing four and injuring six moments after taking off from airport

    October 14, 2017 11:48 AM

    Four people have been killed when a propeller-engine cargo plane crashed in the sea near the international airport in Ivory Coast's main city during a thunderstorm. Six more passengers were injured - two seriously in the crash which left the plane broken into several pieces after coming to a rest near the beach. The four dead and six injured was confirmed

  • YouTube lifts Swazi bare-breasted dancer restrictions

    October 14, 2017 10:09 AM 4

    YouTube has lifted restrictions from videos showing Swaziland’s reed dance, which feature bare-breasted women. A spokesperson for the video-sharing platform told the BBC that YouTube allows nudity when “culturally relevant or properly contextualised”. Users who had uploaded reed dance videos were angered when it was classified as age-restricted content

  • Hunger and disease hit Yemen hard amid a 'forgotten conflict'

    October 14, 2017 8:27 AM 2

    While the international community is focused on resolving crises in Syria and Iraq, the conflict in Yemen is not receiving much attention. The war-ravaged country will have a million cholera cases by the end of year. Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman recently censured the international community for ignoring the plight of the Yemeni people

  • Malawi president to crack down on vampires, witchcraft after lynchings

    October 14, 2017 6:03 AM 4

    Malawi President Peter Mutharika on Friday warned suspected vampires to stop terrorizing people and told village chiefs to stamp down on witchcraft. His calls came as a vampire scare in two districts triggered mob violence and left six people dead. Lynch mobs accusing people of vampirism have been on the rampage since mid-September. “If people are using

  • Alarm as pesticides push number of bees down

    October 13, 2017 5:09 PM 2

    Crop farming may soon be in peril as research indicates that bees, which are the main plant pollinators, are on the decline. With the declining number of bees, food production is at risk as pollination will be adversely affected. The bees account for more than 70 per cent of the world’s major crops’ pollinators. Dr Michael Lattorff, a senior scientist

  • Maasai Mara wins best park in Africa award

    October 13, 2017 4:20 PM 4

    Narok Governor Samuel Tunai and tourism stakeholders have welcomed the voting of Maasai Mara National Reserve as Africa’s leading national park at the World Travel Awards 2017. Mr Tunai on Friday said the award would be a boost to the tourism industry. The reserve and two lodges; Sarova Mara Game Camp and Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club in Olare Orok conservancy

  • The female part is more wired than most brains- Rev Timothy Njoya

    October 13, 2017 9:24 AM 4

    By talking about his mother’s clitoris, the Reverend Timothy Njoya touched a raw nerve, creating an uproar of near biblical proportions. Njoya has been writing a book, not on church issues or political revolutions for which he’s known, but on sexuality, specifically, the clitoris. The celebrated man of God told set the record straight, explaining to The Nairobian

  • Why smelling like rotten eggs after a mud bath can be good for you!

    October 13, 2017 9:00 AM 2

    Thoughts of sulphur often conjure up aromas of rotten eggs. So why would you voluntarily soak in a natural sulphur spring, and proceed to slather thick and slimy mud all over your body? From the small town of Dalyan on the southwest coast of Turkey, we navigate on the river through the maze-like water passages of the Dalyan Delta, passing the ancient

  • Jackson Kibor traces wealth from darts game

    October 13, 2017 7:55 AM 2

    NAIROBI, KENYA: Eldoret Magistrate Court shocked many Kenyans early this month after granting Uasin Gishu based farmer Jackson Kibor opportunity to divorce wife of over 52 years. The announcement brought to an end a three-year old legal tussle that centered on family property, cruelty and desertion. In an interview with Standard Group’s Nairobian, the farmer