Cholera hotspots Circled around Nairobi, Kisumu, Garissa

July 26, 2017, 9:38 am 0

Nairobi, Kisumu, Machakos and Garissa counties have been marked as cholera hotspots based on the abnormal number of cases reported and deaths triggered by the bacterial disease. Nairobi leads the top ranked counties which are struggling ....

Health Officers Alert As Two Die in Kisumu From Suspected Cholera

July 25, 2017, 4:56 am 0

A prisoner at Kodiaga prison, Kisumu, has died from what is suspected to be cholera. Public health officials in the area have launched investigations to ascertain the exact cause of the death. Another patient at Otonglo area in....

NASA Tallying Centre Not in Tanzania, Says Raila

July 25, 2017, 12:00 am 0

The National Super Alliance tallying centre is not in Tanzania, Opposition leader Raila Odinga has said. He said it beats logic for his competitors to be worried about the location of the centre which only concerns NASA. "Some ....

How Ruto used Wanjigi to fix Mudavadi

July 6, 2017, 2:59 am 0

At the height of 2013 election campaign, William Ruto used businessman Jimi Wanjigi to scuttle a deal to make Musalia Mudavadi the presidential candidate instead of Uhuru Kenyatta. Yesterday the Star learnt there had been several meeting....

I Will Accept Defeat if I Lose in A Fair Election - Raila

July 4, 2017, 2:11 am 0

Opposition leader Raila Odinga has pledged to concede defeat should he fairly lose the August 8 election that is expected to be his last. Raila, 72, will vie against President Uhuru Kenyatta who is bidding for a second and final five-yea....

Ruto in tight spot over Wanjigi-NASA connection, dismisses links

July 3, 2017, 1:07 am 0

Deputy President William Ruto has dismissed claims he is being funded by Jimmy Wanjigi. He said questions on thebusinessman should be directed to Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka. Kalonzo last week claimed that Wanjigi was funding ....

Ruto Cannot Talk On Corruption - NASA

June 29, 2017, 4:06 pm 0

Lately there is much talk of black pots and kettles and people who live in glass houses. NASA has turned up the heat on Jubilee and DP William Ruto, calling him the "chief priest" of corruption after Ruto said graft cartels were funding ....

Government delays crude production until oil law amendments agreed

June 29, 2017, 7:08 am 0

The government has delayed plans to start crude oil production and exports until the government passes an amended law that includes setting out how revenues will be shared between national and county government and local communities. The....

100 KDF Soldiers Sent To Kakamega in Vote-Rigging Plan - Raila

June 20, 2017, 5:38 pm 0

Opposition leader Raila Odinga has accused Jubilee of dragging KDF into politics by deploying more than 100 of them to Kakamega. The NASA presidential candidate claimed on Tuesday that the soldiers were selected to rig the August 8 gener....

NASA Will Empower Maa Community - Zani

June 19, 2017, 3:10 am 0

NASA will economically and socially empower the Maa community and all others facing marginalisation, ODM secretary general Agnes Zani has said. Zani issued a statement on Monday in response to claims that ODM leader Raila Odinga incited ....

Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto Apologised To Nakuru Residents

June 17, 2017, 4:00 am 0

Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto has apologised to Nakuru residents for the economic oppression and neglect they have been subjected to by Jubilee. The governor said he supported President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto during the March 4,....

66-Seater School Bus Overturns in Kabarnet - 3 Dead

June 15, 2017, 11:48 pm 0

Three people died after an accident involving a 66-seater school bus between Kabarnet and Iten on Friday. Baringo police commander Peter Ndung'u said the three died on the spot in the morning accident. The injured were rush....

Prepare To Lose in August, Kiunjuri Tells NASA

June 15, 2017, 11:14 pm 0

The opposition is in panic mode and fears it will lose the election, Devolution CS Mwangi Kiunjuri (pictured) has said. Speaking at Buguta, Voi, yesterday when he distributed relief food, Kiunjuri castigated NASA for interfering with the elec....

Sh700m House Billionaire Adnan Khashoggi Left in Laikipia-PHOTOS

June 14, 2017, 11:25 pm 0

Every story told about Saudi billionaire Adnan Khashoggi who died last week speaks of opulence. For the umpteenth time, Kenya finds itself deep in Khashoggi’s fairy tale, courtesy of the imposing house he built on the 90,000-acre Ol Pejeta Conse....

Retired President Daniel Arap Moi Urged Kenyans To Embrace Peace And Ensure Campaigns Are Violent Free.

June 14, 2017, 9:27 am 0

Retired President Daniel arap Moi has urged Kenyans to embrace peace and ensure campaigns ahead of the August 8 polls are not violent. In a speech read by his son Gideon (Baringo Senator) on Wednesday, Moi asked citizens to continue pray....

30 MPs Suspended For Snubbing Lungu - Zambia

June 14, 2017, 3:36 am 0

Zambia’s parliament has suspended 48 opposition lawmakers for boycotting a speech by President Edgar Lungu, widening a political rift that has alarmed rights groups. The Parliament’s speaker barred the United Party for National Devel....

Chopper sales on OLX is on The Increase

June 14, 2017, 12:09 am 0

OLX has registered an increase in sale of helicopters in the run-up to the August General Election. The e-commerce firm says the increase could be attributed to the upcoming elections that will see some politicians use the machines to campaign aro....

Telkom's Return stirs up market competition

June 13, 2017, 12:33 am 0

Last week Kenya’s pioneer telecommunications service provider Telkom rebranded with launch graced by industry icons and a concert at a packed KICC headlined by Kenya’s leading entertainers. There was a lot to be excited about. The fi....

Joined Clubs in Pursuit of Mini Skirt Economy - Restaurants

June 12, 2017, 12:25 am 0

Waitresses in almost all high-end clubs in the city wear short skirts as part of their uniform. The skirt allows them to move swiftly, but it is also meant to attract clients who frequent a place because of what they see. The trend first....

Al Shabaab Are After My Life - Governor Roba

June 11, 2017, 9:10 am 0

Prior to the 2013 General Election, Mandera County was so insecure that no public baraza was held for three years. Terrorists were ruling the town from 6pm to 5am every night. There were gunshots through the night, chiefs and taxi driver....

Kenya: Schoolgirls Turned into Sex Slaves By Shabaab Men

June 10, 2017, 3:35 am 0

Kenyan women and young girls lured by Al Shabaab into Somalia as jihadists are being turned into sex slaves. Four girls rescued by the Somalia National Army (SNA) and handed over to Kenya Defence Force (KDF) tell harrowing ordeals of how....

Kenya: State Cuts Sugar Prices to Stop Political Rhetoric

June 8, 2017, 11:37 pm 0

The Government has announced a reduction of sugar and milk prices as it attempts to push back the rising cost of basic food items. Thursday, the State announced a reduction of the retail price of sugar to Sh120 per kilo and Sh50 for half....

Nairobi Residents Now Devise Tricks to Access Low-Cost Maize Flour

June 7, 2017, 10:56 pm 0

Nairobi residents continue to endure the struggles of accessing the low-cost maize flour as buying this staple commodity turns into a battle of sorts. While some are still forced to pay highly for the subsidised Government unga, others ....

Anti-Terror Police Unit Arrested Youths in Isiolo Town - Somalia

June 7, 2017, 12:07 pm 0

Anti-Terror Police Unit (ATPU) have arrested five youth in Isiolo town who were allegedly on their way to Somalia to join Al-Shabaab militants. They are all below 20 years and hail from Tulluroba and Chechelesi estates. The two estates h....

Implementing Free Secondary Education in Kenya

June 7, 2017, 12:56 am 0

Implementing free secondary school education, a key campaign pledge by both the Government and the Opposition, will cost about Sh60 billion. An audit on secondary school education in 2014 pegged the maximum cost of free day school educat....

Kenya: Cheap Maize Not Reaching The Poor, Says Consumer Federation

June 6, 2017, 7:15 pm 0

Consumer Federation of Kenya has asked the Government to do away with the subsidised maize flour since it does not benefit the targeted millions of poor Kenyans. In a press statement, secretary general Stephen Mutoro said the move by the....

Vote Out Jubilee Says NASA Leaders To Western Kenya Residents

June 5, 2017, 12:24 am 0

The National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders have asked residents of Western Kenya to vote out Jubilee for failing to revive Mumias Sugar Company. NASA co-principal Moses Wetang’ula attributed woes facing the company, a key industry in t....

Shot Dead: Mumias Legal Manager in Matungu, Kakamega

June 4, 2017, 11:00 pm 0

A top manager with troubled Mumias Sugar Company was Sunday night shot dead in cold blood at his home in Kakamega County. The legal manager and company secretary Ronald Joseph Lubya was shot once in the head by three gunmen who were dema....

Activist Boniface Mwangi Cleared to Contest Starehe Seat

June 4, 2017, 5:57 am 0

Starehe MP aspirant and activist Boniface Mwangi cleared by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to contest the Starehe parliamentary seat.   Mwangi arrived at Jamhuri High School escorted by his supporters, in fl....

Peter Kenneth: An Unwanted Guest in Heated City Affairs?

June 3, 2017, 11:24 pm 0

The joke around the blogosphere is that if online votes counted in Kenyan polls, Peter Kenneth, the independent gubernatorial candidate for Nairobi would be gearing up for a second term as Kenya’s fourth president. However, he find....

MTRH Appeals For Families to Reunite With Mentally Sick Patients

June 2, 2017, 8:03 am 0

The Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) has appealed to families that have abandoned their mentally ill relatives to come for them.   The hospital said although some of the patients had recovered, they had been abandoned....

Health Fears As Sewage Floods Pipeline Area in Nairobi

June 2, 2017, 6:35 am 0

Residents of Kware-Pipeline Estate are worried that widespread sewage spillage could lead to a disease outbreak. The dirty water runs for about a kilometre, meandering around houses, leaving in its wake life-threatening effects.   ....

Former Kenyan Genge Artist Laety Passes On

June 2, 2017, 5:07 am 0

Nothing can prepare one’s heart when it comes to death. As Kenyans got ready to get on their busy lives, the sad news of one of Calif’s pioneer artist’s demise cast a dark cloud. Former genge artist Laety came into the ....

KENYA: MPs Want Ban on Plastic Bags Suspended

May 31, 2017, 10:37 am 0

Players in the plastic industry have received a reprieve after a House team recommended the suspension of a gazette notice banning the manufacture and use of bags made from the material.   The Kenya Association of Manufact....

President Uhuru, DP Ruto Start Journey For Second Term

May 29, 2017, 10:12 am 0

President Uhuru Kenyatta was Monday afternoon cleared to run for a second term in office after he presented his nomination papers to the IEBC with Deputy President William Ruto as his running mate. The President arrived at the Kenyatta I....

Jubilee, NASA Supporters Clash Outside KICC

May 29, 2017, 9:41 am 0

A canvas portrait with images of National Super Alliance (NASA) principals was set on fire in protest during a Jubilee rally held in Nairobi on Monday. Supporters of the two leading political sides clashed outside Kenyatta International ....

Uhuru Admits Divine Intervention is Needed For Corruption And Political Division

May 26, 2017, 12:52 am 0

The country's stability in the run-up to the August 8 polls weighed heavily on the nation's conscience during Thursday's national prayer breakfast. President Uhuru Kenyatta chose the 15th National Prayer Breakfast - a event m....

Kenya Seeks Health Specialists From Cuba to Bridge Gap

May 26, 2017, 12:08 am 0

The Government has signed a deal that will see Cuban health specialists hired to address shortages. According to a deal signed on May 23 during Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu's visit to Geneva, Switzerland, for the World Healt....

Bridge of death: Five Kenyans whose bodies have been dumped at infamous Ol Donyo Sabuk bridge

May 23, 2017, 9:37 pm 0

The Ol Donyo Sabuk bridge is on the border of Kiambu and Machakos counties and connects Ol Donyo Sabuk and Kilimambogo trading centres. Peter Njoroge, the chairman of Fourteen Falls Youth Group, said between three and five bodies were no....

Kenyans Demand Answers as Cheap Unga is Yet to Reach Shops

May 23, 2017, 12:35 am 0

Residents in some counties have said they are yet to enjoy the subsidised maize flour prices recently announced by the Government. A spot check by The Standard in Bomet County found the subsidised maize flour was yet to hit the shelves i....

Gambian Ex-President Yahya Jammeh 'Stole $50m' From State

May 22, 2017, 11:00 pm 0

The Gambia's former president stole "at least" $50m (£38.4m) from the state before he left the country in January, the justice minister has said. Yahya Jammeh is accused of withdrawing the money via a state telecoms company. A court....

President Uhuru To Ride in First SGR Wagon Next Week

May 22, 2017, 2:07 am 0

President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to launch the multi-billion-shilling Standard Gauge Railway on May 31 in a ceremony to be graced by senior Chinese government officials. The SGR is one of the Jubilee administration’s mega infrastru....

IEBC Holds Crisis Meeting Over Revoked Ballots Tender as NASA Digs in

May 22, 2017, 12:05 am 0

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will hold a crisis meeting on Monday following cancellation of the Sh2.5 billion ballots tender. Commission officials will meet for a plenary to deliberate on the effects of the ....

Raila: I Have a Damaging Dossier on Jubilee Government

May 19, 2017, 11:59 pm 0

NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga has promised to unearth a mega scandal in the Jubilee administration next week. He said the current leadership has been riddled with too many scandals, the reason for the waning popularity of the ....

Schools To Close For Two Weeks to Create Space For August Elections

May 19, 2017, 9:04 pm 0

Schools will close for two weeks to allow time and space for the August 8 General Election, it has emerged. The Saturday Standard has established that Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i made the proposal Friday during a consult....

Nairobi Residents Claim Water Officials Fleecing Them

May 18, 2017, 10:20 pm 0

City residents are accusing some officials of the Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company (NWSC) of extortion. They claim they are subjected to unfair disconnections and then forced to pay a Sh1,000 re-connection fee, which they pocket. Antho....

Kenya: Cholera outbreak reported in Nairobi

May 18, 2017, 9:56 am 0

Nairobi County has issued an alert over a cholera outbreak in the city. So far, five cases have been clinically confirmed and the patients admitted at Nairobi hospital for treatment. Three unconfirmed deaths in Kayole have also been ....

Mike Sonko's Supporters Die in Crash at Muthurwa

May 18, 2017, 12:22 am 0

Nairobi, Kenya: Two supporters of Senator Mike Sonko died after being crashed at Muthurwa's footbridge. The two were among a host of Sonko's supporters, who were being ferried from Jubilee headquarters to the town centre in a lo....

Uhuru's Subsidy Pushes Unga Price Down To Sh90

May 16, 2017, 4:39 pm 0

President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday took drastic steps to reduce food prices by launching a Sh6.5 billion subsidy programme for maize. Consumers are expected to enjoy the short-term relief of cheap unga at Sh90 for a two-kilo packet until....

IEBC Designing the Longest Ballot Paper in Kenya's History

May 16, 2017, 11:37 am 0

 The electoral agency is designing the longest ballot paper in Kenya's history. Judging from the high number of candidates that will be running for election, the ballot paper will have to be longer than in previous elections. ....

ODM Communication Chief Philip Etale Attacked With Pepper Spray

May 16, 2017, 3:10 am 0

Mystery surrounds a Monday night attack on Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party director of communications Philip Etale in Nairobi’s city centre. Mr. Etale has narrated how unknown people attacked him with pepper spray along Kimathi ....

Kenya Secures Sh21.9 Billion Financial Assistance From China

May 16, 2017, 12:50 am 0

Kenya secured Sh21.9 billion financial assistance from China for infrastructure development and drought mitigation. The money includes a Sh19.2 billion grant to deepen ties between the two countries. An additional Sh2.2 billion....

Communications Authority Sends Alert on Global Cyber Attack

May 14, 2017, 9:05 am 0

A massive cyber-attack that locks files in a computer until the owner pays ransom that has been infecting computers around the world has found its way into the country. The Government has admitted receiving reports of attacks. The ‘Wan....

Ugali Politics Won’t Help, Ruto Tells NASA Leaders

May 12, 2017, 11:32 pm 0

Deputy President William Ruto has termed the current unga crisis as temporary and would end within the next few weeks. He said the rising prices of essential food commodities was being handled by relevant State departments and told Oppos....

5 Kenyans, 67 Somalis Deported From US Over Immigration Issues

May 12, 2017, 2:52 am 0

Five Kenyans are among 72 people deported from the US over immigration issues. The rest are Somalis. Police and immigration officials said a private plane carrying the 72 individuals landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Frid....

Moses Kuria is Sweet- Miss Kenya Beauty Queen

May 11, 2017, 9:32 pm 0

In a classic case that would have perfectly fitted the beauty and the beast comparison, Charity Mwangi, Miss Kenya 2015 has come out to clear the air that her relationship with Gatundu South MP is purely professional and that they are not lovers.....

KBC Withdraws Contempt Case Against Governor Joho

May 8, 2017, 11:14 pm 0

A case in which the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) wants Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho jailed for contempt of court over the demolition of a fence put up around 22 acres in Bombolulu has been withdrawn.  The withdrawal came after p....

Food Prices: New Battle For President Uhuru And DP Ruto

May 7, 2017, 11:27 pm 0

The Government will present new measures in Parliament to address the rising cost of living, which has become a key campaign issue. Under pressure from multiple sections of the society burdened by rising prices of essential commodities l....

Busia Residents Flock Ugandan Shops For Sugar and Milk

May 7, 2017, 6:09 am 0

High cost of living in Kenya has forced scores of Busia County residents to cross to Uganda to shop for basic commodities. A spot check by The Standard showed that locals cross over to Uganda to buy essential items among them sugar, milk....

Six Parties Line Up to endorse Uhuru, as The President's Re-Election Bid Takes Shape

May 6, 2017, 12:39 am 0

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto’s re-election bid begins to take shape today when they will be formally nominated by the Jubilee Party as the outfit’s flagbearers for the August 8 General Election. Uhuru is expec....

Lottery Winner Now Bags Jubilee Party Nominations Ticket

May 5, 2017, 1:50 am 0

Barely a year after winning a Sh10.5 million sports lottery, Edmond Ngetich is still on a winning streak, this time in politics. Mr Ngetich, 31, burst into the limelight after winning the M-Cheza sports lottery last August and suddenly j....

State Appeals Against Court Order Suspending Prosecution of Joho Over Academic Credentials

May 3, 2017, 3:21 am 0

State appeals against a High Court order suspending prosecution of Mombasa Governor Hassan Ali Joho over academic credentials. The court barred the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) from prosecuting Joho and ruled investigations agai....

NASA warns IEBC, Jubilee on provisional results Appeal

May 2, 2017, 11:42 pm 0

The Oppositional wants the electoral agency to withdraw its appeal against a High Court decision that presidential election results be announced at polling stations. Technical committee members Johnstone Muthama, James Orengo, Guleid Mo....

Governor Mandago Calls for Reduction on Retirement Age

May 2, 2017, 12:09 am 0

Governor Jackson Mandago wants the retirement age lowered from 60 to 55 years. He said this would create room for more youths to get employment.  "I urge the National Assembly and Public Service Commission to consider lowering....

Uhuru Kenyatta Announces 18 per cent Rise in Minimum Wage

May 1, 2017, 7:11 am 0

Nairobi Kenya: President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced 18 per cent increase in minimum wage during the Labour Day celebrations at Uhuru Park, Nairobi. Up to Sh100,000 of bonuses and overtime shall not be taxed in order to cushion Kenyans ....

President Uhuru Defends Multi-Billion Energy Projects

May 1, 2017, 12:57 am 0

Kenyans will access electricity more cheaply and without delay courtesy of the Government's multi-billion-shilling investments in energy, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said. The President last Friday commissioned the 75MW Olkaria Well....

Kenya to Export Tea, Coffee Worth Sh6 Billion to Jordan

April 27, 2017, 10:06 pm 0

NAIROBI, KENYA: Kenya and Jordan have struck a deal to export tea and coffee worth over  $60 million (Sh6 billion) to the Middle East country. The deal was signed on Monday. This follows the signing of the Economic and Trade Cooperation Agreement....

NASA Set To Unveil Its Flag Bearer Today

April 26, 2017, 11:46 pm 0

The National Super Alliance (NASA) unveils the much-awaited joint opposition presidential candidate Thursday. The coalition says it is expecting thousands of their supporters at the historic Uhuru Park in Nairobi, in an event reminiscent....

Titanic Battle As Sonko And Kenneth Face Off in Nairobi Jubilee Nominations

April 26, 2017, 12:08 am 0

Titanic duels are lined up for today, with the political careers of big names at risk as voters in Jubilee's strongholds make their choice. The party's primaries will see political heavyweights in President Uhuru Kenyatta and his....

Millie Odhiambo's Bodyguard Killed in Poll Chaos

April 24, 2017, 11:13 pm 0

One person died in Homa Bay County after the ODM party nominations turned chaotic. The bodyguard of Mbita MP Millie Odhiambo was killed and six people were seriously injured after violence broke out at a polling station. Kenned....

How Nigerian Contractor Bagged key Projects in Nairobi

April 24, 2017, 10:22 pm 0

Reynolds Construction Company might not ring a bell among many Kenyans. The company’s logo could however be familiar to many in Nairobi, especially if you have been stuck in traffic on one of the roads that the firm has been contracted to build.....

Why 3.5 Million Schoolgirls Missed Crucial Cancer Jabs

April 24, 2017, 10:33 am 0

About 3.5 million schoolgirls who missed the free cervical cancer vaccine may get the crucial jab if the stalled project kicks-off next year. “We are now ready to roll out the programme nationally from 2018 targeting about 3.5 million ....

Survey: Presidential Race May Spark Violence

April 23, 2017, 11:13 pm 0

Study in eight regions shows more than 49 per cent Kenyans consider national politics highly volatile. Nearly half of Kenyans believe the presidential election is likely to trigger violence, a new poll by Infotrak suggests. The....

Tension, Confusion Mark The Start of Jubilee Primaries

April 20, 2017, 11:08 pm 0

Confusion at different polling stations in Rift Valley ahead of Jubilee Party primaries that is set to kick off today as a result of disorganisation in various centres. Jubilee supporters in Eldama Ravine, Baringo County claimed that the....

Jubilee Postpones Nominations For Nairobi County

April 20, 2017, 12:20 am 0

Jubilee Party will not hold its primaries in Nairobi County on Friday April 21 as earlier planned. The party Secretariat Wednesday evening announced that the polls will instead be conducted on Monday next week. "In response to major repr....

Lobby Seeks To Block Raila Odinga From Presidential Race

April 19, 2017, 11:59 pm 0

A lobby group has moved to court seeking to block ODM leader Raila Odinga from vying for the presidency over integrity claims. Humans Right Africa filed its case in the High Court Wednesday claiming that Raila’s character was tainted a....

Is Kenya Ready For The Roll-Out Of A New Education Curriculum?

April 18, 2017, 11:16 pm 0

This is a hurried process without adequate preparations and consultations with key players. Save for a few officers at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) and the Ministry of Education, the rest including 300,000 teachers don’t ....

Midiwo-Rasanga Lock Horns Over State House Visit On Dominion Farm ‘Scandal’

April 18, 2017, 7:18 am 0

SIAYA, KENYA: Siaya Governor Cornell Rasanga has denied claims by Gem MP, Jakoyo Midiwo that he made a secret visit to State House, Nairobi on Monday. Midiwo claims the governor was at State House last Monday and that one of his agenda w....

Nairobi Named Most Intelligent City In Africa

April 18, 2017, 3:16 am 0

According to an article appearing in the CNN (http://edition.cnn.com/2015/02/10/africa/nairobi-africa-intelligent-city/index.html), Kenya’s capital city however failed to make it to the World’s top seven finalists. According to the I....

NASA Principals in Three-Day Retreat To Decide Flag Bearer

April 16, 2017, 11:37 pm 0

The four principals of the National Super Alliance (NASA), Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetang'ula will be meeting in a make-or-break three-day retreat. The meeting is expected to culminate in the final d....

Missing Kabete Aspirant Chege Fresh Found In Narok

April 16, 2017, 8:42 am 0

Missing Kabete Parliamentary aspirant Charles Chege Gitau “Fresh” was Sunday found alive in Narok. He was drowsy when he was discovered on the roadside by pedestrians. Police said he was picked up and rushed to hospital and....

Raila’s Party Dismisses Uhuru’s Development Website

April 13, 2017, 11:36 pm 0

NAIROBI, KENYA: ODM has rubbished governments launched website detailing development in key sectors of the economy as 'cheap propaganda'. In a statement, the ODM brigade said the portal is a mere public relation website aimed at ....

Secrets Of Kenya’s Nobel Laureate Prof Wangari Maathai Sh150 Million Will

April 13, 2017, 10:53 pm 0

The 2004 Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai wanted her wealth to be managed by her three children. In her will, seen exclusively by The Standard, Wangari asked Waweru Maathai, Muta Maathai and Wanjira Maathai to manage her vast estate.....

The Painful Reality About Drug Abuse In Kenyan Universities

April 13, 2017, 2:02 am 0

Peddlers are progressively devising ways of making it easier for students to access drugs. They, for instance, provide their houses located near campuses as safe havens for students to use the drugs and receive orders and payments via their mobile....

Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi Plot Against Raila Odinga

April 12, 2017, 10:55 pm 0

Opposition leaders Kalonzo Musyoka and Musalia Mudavadi want ODM Secretary General Agnes Zani to apologise publicly for her remarks over a leaked report on the Opposition's presidential candidate. The two maintained they were yet to ....

A Life For A life: Mob Justice Perpetrators To Hang

April 12, 2017, 1:05 am 0

Elikana Syongoh, an accountant with the Ministry of Defence, set out on a trip to Migori County on the evening of August 12, 2013. He was on a mission to increase his revenue streams. Unable to resist the quail storm that had hit the cou....

Kalonzo Shouldn’t Be Rocking The NASA Boat

April 11, 2017, 1:00 am 0

Billows of smoke have been coming out of the National Super Alliance lately. What has yet t....

NASA Close To Getting Candidate, Says Kalonzo Musyoka

April 11, 2017, 12:36 am 0

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka and Secretary General Hassan Omar have said Opposition principals have made progress in the search for a joint presidential candidate. The two were referring to Sunday’s strategy meeting by the four princip....

President Uhuru Kenyatta Defends Jubilee Over Kenya’s Sh4 Trillion Debt

April 10, 2017, 3:25 pm 0

NAIROBI: President Uhuru Kenyatta has defended his record accumulation of  public debt, saying the money will eventually spur economic growth. He said Kenyans should not worry about the Sh4 trillion debt because the money has been inve....

Kenyan Man Linked To Sh22m Heroin Deported From Madagascar

April 9, 2017, 11:38 pm 0

A Kenyan man has been deported from Madagascar after he was linked to Sh22 million worth of heroin that was destroyed in the Indian Ocean in 2015. Ndechumia Bilali Kimali landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Monday morning a....

Uhuru Assents To Five Bills, Including Appropriation And Equalization Fund

April 8, 2017, 9:34 am 0

President Uhuru Kenyatta Saturday morning at State House, Nairobi, signed five Bills into law, aimed at streamlining service delivery to the public. The five Bills include, Privatization Amendment Bill, Public Service Commission Bill, Th....

Nyeri Governorship Aspirant Sues Bank For Seeking To Sell His Sh25 Billion Estate

April 6, 2017, 11:41 pm 0

A governor aspirant has gone to court to stop a financial institution from auctioning his Sh25 billion estate. Githinji Kinyanjui and his company, Green Africa International Ltd, accused Jamii Bora Bank of illegally seeking to sell the p....

Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Gives Al Shabaab Militants 60Dday Amnesty

April 6, 2017, 9:37 am 0

Somalia's President replaced his security chiefs on Thursday and called on al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab insurgents to surrender within 60 days in return for education and jobs. President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, speaking days after U....

ODM’s Direct Tickets Undermine Democracy, Says Nyenze

April 5, 2017, 7:43 am 0

Francis Nyenze, the Opposition’s leader in the National Assembly, has criticised the decision by the Orange Democratic Movement to give direct nominations to selected candidates, saying it will undermine democracy. Mr Nyenze, the minor....

Ongoro Storms Orange House After ODM Denies Her Ticket

April 5, 2017, 7:35 am 0

Nominated Senator Elizabeth Ongoro on Wednesday arrived at Orange House in Nairobi with angry supporters to protest the ODM party's refusal to allow her to contest for the Ruaraka parliamentary seat. Ms Ongoro c....

Senator Elizabeth Ongoro Officially Defects From ODM Party

April 5, 2017, 4:08 am 0

Senator Elizabeth Ongoro officially defects from ODM party after MP Tom Kajwang’ was handed direct nomination. Ongoro says she will still vie for Ruaraka parliamentary seat under NASA ticket.  Senator Ongoro cited frustration from th....

Zuma faces pressure to resign

April 3, 2017, 11:02 pm 0

The opposition parties in the South African parliament are considering an emergency session to pass a vote of no confidence on President Jacob Zuma. APA ....

IEBC to carry out mock election in June

April 3, 2017, 8:28 pm 0

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has announced plans to hold mock elections two months' before August 8. IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati said the simulation to be done in June will be carried out countrywide ....

Presidential Guard Marksmen Shot Dead an Intruder Inside the State House Compound

April 2, 2017, 1:54 am 0

Presidential Guard marksmen shot dead an intruder inside the State House compound last Sunday as President Uhuru Kenyatta was attending a golf tournament in Muthaiga, the Sunday Nation can reveal. In an incident that has....

Indian mob bashes Kenyan student, thinking she is Nigerian

March 31, 2017, 12:46 am 0

The racist mob in India is far from being cured of its insanity as it attacked yet another African from Kenya. The 24-year-old Kenyan woman  was dragged out of a taxi on Wednesday and bashed by the mob,  who mistook her for a  Nigerian. ....

IT Expert Alex Mutuku Charged With Hacking Tax Agency, Stealing $40m

March 25, 2017, 5:24 am 0

Kenyan authorities have charged an IT expert with hacking into the country's tax authority and stealing almost $40m, according to local media. Alex Mutunga Mutuku, 28, is accused of belonging to a syndicate of electronic fraudsters w....

The HEARTFELT petition Fred MATIANGI has made to the Kisii Community as Uhuru tours the region

March 21, 2017, 5:59 am 0

-Fred Matiang’i has arguably been the Jubilee Government’s best-performing Cabinet Secretary - He has pleaded with the Kisii community not to vote for the opposition, as he will lose his job. ....

'Jubilee Party Plotting to Lock me Out of Nominations' - Sonko

March 16, 2017, 3:57 am 0

Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko has claimed that there is a plot to lock him out of the forthcoming Jubilee Party nominations. Sonko says his suspicion is informed by what he see as a delibe....

Monkey smallpox hits Congo

March 15, 2017, 12:53 am 0

Three people have died out of 20 cases of monkey smallpox in northern Congo, a statement by the Congolese Ministry of Health and Population in Brazzaville warned. According to the statement, the epidemic had already surfaced in same area....

Two UN experts kidnapped in Congo

March 14, 2017, 12:15 am 0

Two experts from the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been kidnapped in the central Kasai region, UN and Congolese sources said Monday. The two have been missing since Sunday, according to Mr Charles-Antoi....

Three Officers Cars Found Where Willie Kimani May Have Been Killed

March 14, 2017, 12:08 am 0

A police officer yesterday told a court of his chilling interactions with “three officers” on the night human rights lawyer Willy Kimani, his client and taxi driver were brutally murdered. Paul Mitambo told the court....

Kenyan MP Matthew Lempurkel Declared "War" Against White Landowners In Kenya

March 13, 2017, 11:51 pm 0

A Kenyan MP has declared "war" against white landowners in Kenya, as a spate of arson attempts, murders and cattle raids swept the country’s Laikipia province. Matthew Lempurkel, who represents Laikipia North, tol....

Kenya's Striking Medical Doctors Defy Order to Resume Work

March 8, 2017, 11:07 pm 0

Kenya's public sector doctors, who have been on strike for more than three months, have said they will defy a government order to resume work and will wait for the conclusion of court-supervised resolution of the dispute. ....

REVEALED: How Raila's brother is working to force an MP out of the August 8 race

March 8, 2017, 6:19 am 0

-Raila Odinga's brother has been accused of attempting to push an MP out of the August 8 race - Oburu Odinga has been using proxies to force current Bondo MP Gideon Ochanda to abandon his reelection ....

Photo: High Ranking Al-Shabaab Leader Surrendered Himself to Authorities

March 8, 2017, 2:59 am 0

- A high ranking al-Shabaab leader has surrendered himself to authorities sending a good signal in the war against terrorism - AMISOM confirmed the defection through its Twitter account praising the former milita....

Why NASA Parties Are Split Over Joint Nominations

March 8, 2017, 2:40 am 0

Oparanya says some people have sensed defeat but Omar terms claim baseless fear-mongering, writes MOSES NYAMORI Governor Wycliffe Oparanya: ODM Deputy Party Leader My views are very....

The fate of the billionaire who tried to kill his son

March 7, 2017, 5:57 am 0

-Moi-era politician Jackson Kibor has been arrested after reportedly trying to kill his son - He was captured on video attempting to kill the son from his third wife by spraying him with bullets ....

In 24 Hours Slain Laikipia Rancher's Body Not Picked Because It's Too Dangerous for Armored cars

March 6, 2017, 1:50 am 0

More than 24 hours after a British rancher was murdered, police were unable to recover the body because the area was too dangerous even for two armoured vehicles and two choppers. The bo....

The IEBC Has Made Stunning Decision on Fake police Officer Joshua Waiganjo's Political Aspirations

March 6, 2017, 12:51 am 0

- The IEBC has made a stunning decision about fake police officer Joshua Waiganjo's political aspirations - They allowed him to vie for a top county seat - They, however, stipulated....

BREAKING: NASA Supreme Leader PM Raila LEAVES for Nigeria, to Preside Opening of Presidential Library

March 4, 2017, 4:53 am 0

RAILA ODINGA LEAVES FOR NIGERIA: Opposition leader Rt. Hon Raila Odinga has left the country this morning for Nigeria. Mr. Odinga will be in Nigeria for three days during which he will attend the grand opening of the first pres....

Trouble in paradise: Agony of parents whose sons went through hell

March 4, 2017, 4:33 am 0

Parents at one of the oldest citadel of education in the country, Alliance High School, were outraged yesterday as they returned their children to school in the wake of chilling bullying reports. There was tension at the institution, whi....

Businessman sues Mugabe's wife; exposes her WhatsApp texts

March 4, 2017, 4:03 am 0

A Lebanese businessman has sued Mugabe’s wife Grace Mugabe accusing her of seizing his property in the country’s capital Harare and threatening to harm him. The two have been in conflict over a 1.3m diamond ring that the Zimbabwe fi....

Kanu and CCM team up against DP Ruto in Rift Valley

March 3, 2017, 5:40 am 0

The independence party, Kanu, has vowed to work with the Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto-led Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) party to field candidates in both South and North Rift in a bid to topple DP William Ruto in the region. Kanu chairman and B....

Police Firearm Found in Kisumu Hospital By a Cleaner

March 3, 2017, 1:14 am 0

A Ceska pistol was on Friday found abandoned at Avenue Hospital in Kisumu.....

Chilling Details of Bullying and Torture Meted Out on Form One Students Revealed

March 3, 2017, 12:23 am 0

Chilling details of bullying and torture meted out on Form One students by their seniors at Alliance High School, arguably Kenya’s best, can be revealed on Thursday. More than 10 stude....

Famine: South Sudanese eat weeds to survive

February 27, 2017, 10:38 pm 0

 Thousands of South Sudanese families caught up in famine eat weeds and water lilies to survive, according to George Fominyen, Spokesperson for the World Food Programme (WFP). He said “what we’ve seen is a lot of people coming from ....

Ethiopia set to surpass Kenya’s economy

February 27, 2017, 6:22 am 0

Kenyan media have reported that Ethiopia is about to overtake Kenya and become the leading economy in East Africa, with GDP rising to $69.2m , while Kenya’s will be $69.1 according to International Monetary Fund projections for 2016. E....

DP Ruto will be ANGRY after what this Jubilee MP said about him

February 27, 2017, 4:32 am 0

-A Jubilee MP has claimed President Uhuru Kenyatta does not need his deputy William Ruto - Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa said Uhuru can campaign in the Rift Valley alone and convince the voters without the assista....

Story of Kiambu bishop with fake academic papers takes a nasty new twist

February 27, 2017, 3:50 am 0

- A Kiambu Bishop claims he was asked for KSh 5 million by a journalist so as to 'kill' a story about his academic papers - An investigative story by NTV's Dennis Okari indicated that Bishop David Kar....

Is this the end of Kipchumba Murkomen's political career? Details

February 26, 2017, 11:02 pm 0

- Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen was among those mentioned in the infamous NYS scandal where billions of shillings were looted - Now his political career might be jeopardised if recommendations by PAC....

The mean and shocking statements from some Kenyans after death of Nyeri governor

February 24, 2017, 5:09 am 0

-Kenyans are currently mourning Nyeri County Governor Nderitu Gachagua who died on Friday morning - He passed on at 2:15 am while receiving treatment at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London where he was receiving....

Cameroon repatriates 517 Nigerian refugees

February 23, 2017, 11:33 am 0

Cameroon has forcibly repatriated more than 500 Nigerians who had fled into the country due to the Boko Haram insurgency, according to the U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR). A total of 517 Nigerians were sent back to their home country, includ....

Kenyan sector growing immensely despite 2017 being an election year

February 23, 2017, 5:28 am 0

-kenya’s political scene is on high gear, especially now after the announcement of the NASA Coalition power sharing deal....

Army medics take over Zimbabwe hospitals

February 22, 2017, 12:24 pm 0

  Zimbabwe has deployed army medics to work at major public hospitals following a week-long strike by junior doctors who are demanding an increase in call allowances and a duty free car facility, a senior government official said on Wed....

Relief in sight as the government agrees to pay striking doctors under one CRUCIAL condition

February 22, 2017, 10:31 am 0

-Striking doctors may soon get their pay day after striking for 80 days now - The Treasury agreed to pay their salaries including any pay rises but under one condition The Cabinet Secretary for....

Blow to Uhuru as more Jubilee members decamp to Raila's ODM

February 22, 2017, 10:17 am 0

 - Uhuru Kenyatta's Jubilee is set to suffer more loss as more members are set to decamp to Raila Odinga's ODM - The members are drawn from Narok county and will be received by Raila at his Capitol Hill ....

S/African court invalidates ICC withdrawal

February 22, 2017, 4:21 am 0

South Africa’s recent decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) was unconstitutional, a court in the country’s administrative capital Pretoria ruled Wednesday, ordering the government to revoke it. South Africa....

Another major SCANDAL in NYS sees 2,000 individuals sent home

February 20, 2017, 11:41 pm 0

- NYS has booted over 2,000 recruits after a cartel was discovered in the institution - The recruits were found to have been illegally admitted and enrolled in NYS programs It has emerged that ....

Raila Odinga's Daughter Rosemary Suffering from Meningioma, Admitted at Aga Khan Hospital

February 20, 2017, 2:03 pm 0

ODM leader Raila Odinga’s daughter, Rosemary, has been moved from the Nairobi Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU).   Rosemary, who is eyeing the Kibra MP’s seat on an ODM ticket, was admitted at Aga Khan Hospital on Fri....

Nigerians Suffer Renewed Xenophobic Attack in South Africa

February 19, 2017, 1:37 am 0

The Nigerian Community in South Africa have confirmed attacks and looting of Nigerian-owned businesses in Pretoria West on Saturday. Mr Ikechukwu Anyene, President, Nigeria Union, told t....

Gambia Praised For Reversing Jammeh Move To Leave Int’l Criminal Court

February 17, 2017, 10:11 pm 0

The president of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, ICC, Sidiki Kaba welcomes the decision of the newly-elected government of The Gambia not to withdraw from the Rome Statute, the founding treat....

Anxiety in Kenya as Donald Trump Official Exposes Mistakes in KDF's Sh43 Billion Weapons Deal...

February 17, 2017, 12:17 am 0

Anxiety has gripped State officials in the country after a US congressman in President Donald Trump’s administration stated that he wanted a pending deal in which Kenya had purchased weapons for KDF soldiers worth $418 (over Sh43 billion) stoppe....

Details of Rwanda and Burundi Nationals Arrested Registering as Voters in Ruto's Backyard

February 14, 2017, 1:39 am 0

- Three foreign athletes have been arrested trying to register as voters - Two Burundi and Rwanda nationals were arrested at Sinetwo mobile ID registration centre in Elgeyo, Marakwet - ....

Kwale Senator Boy Juma Boy is Dead

February 13, 2017, 12:17 am 0

- Kwale Senator Boy Juma Boy is dead - The Senator passed on at the Aga Khan hospital while receiving treatment Kwale Senator Boy Juma Boy died on Sunday, February 12 passed on while receiving ....

Four Eldoret University Students Arrested Over Moi Learner's Death

February 12, 2017, 1:18 am 0

Camillah Mahelo the student who died after the incident./MATHEWS NDANYI   Four University of Eldoret students were on Saturday arrested following the mysterious death of their a female student from Moi University.....

Breaking: National Assembly Speaker Muturi's Bodyguard Shot Dead by Colleague After a Scuffle

February 11, 2017, 1:19 am 0

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi's bodyguard was shot dead by a colleague after a scuffleon Saturday. Nairobi police commander Japheth Koome said police received a call from Muturi's homein Thigiri gardens....

Senator Paul Njoroge in Gun Drama Over Petrol Station Closure

February 8, 2017, 2:37 am 0

There was drama in Naivasha after Nominated Senator Paul Njoroge fired in the air to stop an attempt to close a petrol station that he is running. ....

New Opinion Poll Will Wake Matiang'i Very Excited

February 6, 2017, 10:50 pm 0

- A majority of Kenyans have expressed trust in the 2016 KCSE results in a new opinion poll -They say the results are credible exuding confidence that they were marked correctly Education Cabin....

Popular Actress and Embakasi South MP Aspirant Recovering After an Attack

February 6, 2017, 3:00 am 0

- Embakasi South MP aspirant Eunice Wambui was viciously attacked by four men on Friday night - The popular actress was carrying out her campaign activities when the men accosted her in Mukuru Kwa Ruben slums....

Are Kenya ranch invasions driven by drought or politics? - BBC

February 5, 2017, 3:38 am 0

There's a standoff at Suyian Ranch. For the past week traditional herdsmen have invaded the land, burned down the tourist lodge and brought in thousands of cattle to steal pasture. Now police reinforcements have arrived and....

Kenyan Bus Driver Speaks Out Against Everyday Corruption On Live TV

February 5, 2017, 3:17 am 0

Downtown Nairobi is a bustling scene of people darting across the road and a long line of matatus — little- and medium-sized buses — waiting for passengers. John Macharia owns two of those buses and he loves the work....

Angola’s Long-time President Dos Santos Confirms He Will Step Down

February 3, 2017, 2:38 am 0

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos confirmed Friday that he would step down ahead of elections due in August, signalling the end to his 37-year long reign, and naming Joao Lourenco as his successor.....

Kenyan Man Made History in Donald Trump's America

February 2, 2017, 2:16 am 0

- A Kenyan scientist has made history after becoming the first African to be granted more than 100 patents in the US - The Kenyan discovered a cure against viral diseases There is a huge excite....

Gambian Army General Arrested and Weapons Seized From Jammeh's Residence

January 31, 2017, 4:35 am 0

West African forces have arrested a senior Gambian army general and have seized weapons from the private residence of exiled former ruler Yahya Jammeh, force commander Francois Ndiaye has said.  General Bora Colley, the....

Kenyan MP Escapes on Foot, Accused of Recruiting Ugandans to Register as Kenyan Voters

January 31, 2017, 4:16 am 0

A Kenyan Member of Parliament allegedly escaped on foot while her bodyguard was arrested and detained at a Uganda police cell over claims of recruiting Ugandans to register as Kenyan voters. Howev....

Umoja Woman Funding Al shabaab Exposed

January 31, 2017, 3:24 am 0

-Police are on the hunt of a woman believed to be the funds behind terror group al-Shabaab's operations -The woman reportedly owns several businesses in Umoja, Nairobi A woman in Umoja has ....

PHOTO: Kenyan Soldiers Killed in Kulbiyow Attack

January 31, 2017, 12:51 am 0

 KDF in a statement had claimed nine soldiers died during the Kulbiyow base attack - Conflicting reports claimed 68 soldiers died during that deadly attack On Friday, January 27, al-Shabaa....

Barack Obama is Set to Receive KSh 2 Billion for His Memoir

January 27, 2017, 4:54 pm 0

- Barack Obama is set to receive KSh 2 billion for his thoughts - This money is an advance for a fifth book he will write post-presidency Former United States of America president Barack Obama ....

Raila Odinga Condemned the Attack on KDF Officers in Somalia

January 27, 2017, 4:39 pm 0

- Opposition leader Raila Odinga has condemned the attack on KDF officers in Somalia - Reports indicate the militants over run the camp with six KDF soldiers captured and several killed ....

Al-Shabaab Suffered High Casualties in the Attack on KDF Base in Somalia

January 27, 2017, 3:29 pm 0

- The al-Shabaab militia group suffered dozens of casualties in the attack on a KDF base in Southern Somalia - It now emerges that more militants were killed in the bloody war that also took away the lives of sev....

Al-Shabab Claims to Have Killed 57 Kenyan soldiers,

January 27, 2017, 4:13 am 0

Somalia's al-Shabab group says its fighters killed dozens of Kenyan troops when they attacked a remote military base in the country's south, while Kenya's army dismissed the report and said "scores" of fighters were killed.....

Naivasha Man Killed After Being Found in Bed With Neighbour's Wife

January 26, 2017, 6:07 am 0

The man, 30, was attacked using a machete by the woman's husband at Tangi Tano village in Kongoni village. Soon after the Tuesday night incident, the assailant surrendered to the po....

Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru Accused of Planning to Rig the August Election

January 26, 2017, 5:24 am 0

 Musalia Mudavadi's Amani Congress listed a number of top government officials planning to help Jubilee Party rig the August election - Among them was ICT CS Mucheru who said that the government does not hav....

2017 General Election: Third Coalition Formed to Rival NASA and Jubilee Party

January 26, 2017, 5:10 am 0

- A 2013 presidential candidate has formed a new coalition to rival the two notable ones headed by Raila and Uhuru - Tunza is a coalition of the Alliance for Real Change, Roots party and other smaller Kenyan poli....

Outcry Over Party for Black Kenyan Girls by White Men in Nairobi

January 26, 2017, 4:28 am 0

An advert going round on social media concerning a Nairobi party where black men are not invited has triggered ripples online - According to the advert, only black girls will be allowed to party with the white me....

As Gambian Jammeh Dictator Falls, Zimbabweans Wish Ecowas Was SADC

January 24, 2017, 12:36 am 0

THE decisive action taken by Ecowas against Yahya Jammeh's attempts to cling on to power in Gambia despite losing an election has set "a new benchmark for African governance to which Sadc must now conform", Zimbabweans said a....

"We Need an Ecowas in Southern Africa!" - Zimbabwe lawyer Fadzayi Mahere

January 23, 2017, 9:14 pm 0

Harare — "We need an Ecowas in southern Africa!" That was the tweeted wail from prominent Zimbabwe lawyer Fadzayi Mahere this week as she and many Zimbabweans watched events up in the Gambia with envy. Much as President Rober....

Gambia: Barrow Appoints Vice President

January 23, 2017, 6:09 pm 0

President Adama Barrow is planning to return to Gambia on Tuesday, as West African troops have secured the country, Mr. Barrow’s spokesperson said on Monday. Mr. Barrow will return to the capital, Banjul, from neighbouring Senegal,....

Gambians Celebrate as ECOWAS Troops Enter Capital After Jammeh Flees

January 23, 2017, 5:20 pm 0

BANJUL/DAKAR (Reuters) - Gambians celebrated in the streets on Sunday after a West African regional military force entered the capital city of Banjul and took control of the presidential palace, the symbolic seat of ex-ruler Yahya Jammeh's 22....

Uhuru Kenyatta Ordered Schools To Accept Food For School Fees

January 23, 2017, 3:48 am 0

President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered schools in arid and semi-arid areas to start accepting food for school fees. President Kenyatta has also ordered schools — in areas his hard by a prolonged drought — to resume feeding programmes i....

"I Have Decided Today In Good Conscience To Relinquish The Mantle of Leadership" – Yahya Jammeh

January 21, 2017, 4:16 am 0

Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh said Saturday he would step down to keep peace in his country after 22 years in power, following last-chance talks with West African leaders before a military intervention. Jammeh spent hours with Guinea and....

Jammeh's Wife And Children Allegedly Abandoned Him, Flee Banjul

January 21, 2017, 3:21 am 0

Unconfirmed reports said that as tension continued to mount, the wife and children of the outgoing Gambian president, Yahya Jammeh allegedly abandoned him and have equally fled the country’s capital of Banjul on the eve of the deadli....

Jammeh Ready to Leave Banjul ... May Proceed to Conakry

January 20, 2017, 11:04 am 0

Jammeh Ready to Leave Banjul ... May Proceed to Conakry Indication emerged on Friday that former Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, has agreed to leave the country and proceed to Conakry. It could however not be ascertained if he....

Gambia: UN Security Council Says Jammeh Needs To Go, Backs Barrow

January 20, 2017, 3:00 am 0

Urging all Gambian parties to respect the outcome of the 1 December election recognizing Adama Barrow as the country’s President-elect, the United Nations Security Council on Thursday, January 19, 2017 expressed its support for the commitment of....

Gambia: ECOWAS Troops Gives Jammeh 12 Noon Deadline To Vacate

January 20, 2017, 2:09 am 0

West African armies late Thursday, January 19, 2017 halted an operation in Gambia aimed at installing the country’s new president, Adama Barrow. The decision is to enable regional leaders make one last attempt to convince longtime ruler, Yahya J....

Kikuyus Will Wear Shorts, Lose All Respect If Raila Wins

January 20, 2017, 12:38 am 0

Mt Kenya men will wear shorts instead of trousers and people will sneeze using their elbows if Cord leader Raila Odinga is elected, Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu has said. Speaking Wednesday in Kikuyu, Waititu said to avoid this calamity, ....

BREAKING: Senegalese Troops Now In Gambia To Unseat Jammeh

January 19, 2017, 11:23 pm 0

Senegalese troops have entered The Gambia to ensure Adama Barrow assumes power as the country’s new president, a Senegalese army spokesman has said. It comes shortly after Mr Barrow ....

As Nigerian Aircrafts Fly around Banjul, Senegalese Troops Enter Gambia Capital   

January 19, 2017, 1:13 pm 0

In attempt to enforce democratic rule in the Gambia, Nigerian Aircrafts, on Thursday, flew around Banjul, in anticipation of installing President-Elect, Mr Adama Barrow who was sworn in nearby Dakar, Senegal as democratica....

"I Will Spill Secrets of How Uhuru Rigged 2013 Election" - Oloo

January 19, 2017, 3:31 am 0

Former TNA secretary-general Onyango Oloo on Wednesday said he would spill all the tricks that the Jubilee coalition used in 2013, including inflating the number of votes in its strongholds to help President Uhuru Kenyatta win the elections. ....

Gambia Army Chief Says Troops Will Not Fight Intervention

January 19, 2017, 2:50 am 0

Gambia’s army chief said Wednesday he would not order his men to fight other African troops if they enter Gambian territory, speaking as Senegalese and other troops massed on his nation’s borders. The Senegalese troops backed....

Gambia’s Jammeh Backtracks, Decides To Stay Put

January 19, 2017, 1:43 am 0

President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia has changed his mind again and has decided to stay put and defend his government. Mr Jammeh was earlier reported to have accepted a last-minute deal brokered by Mauritania’s president, Mohamed O....

Gambia: Jammeh Bows To Pressure, Agrees To Go Into Exile

January 19, 2017, 1:06 am 0

Barely few hours before his mandate expires, President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia is reported to have accepted a last-minute deal to relinquish power peacefully and go into exile. According to reports from Banjul which are yet to be....

Pastor Arrested For Prophesying President Mugabe Would Die In October 2017

January 19, 2017, 12:43 am 0

A Zimbabwean activist pastor, Patrick Mugadza, appeared in court on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 after police arrested him for predicting that President Robert Mugabe would die in October this year. Patrick Mugadza, a preacher in the tour....

Breaking: ECOWAS Issued Order For Military Intervention In The Gambia To Oust President Yahya Jammeh

January 18, 2017, 12:39 pm 0

ECOWAS has issued an order for military intervention in The Gambia to oust President Yahya Jammeh at the stroke of midnight Thursday when his mandate ends. Troops from Senegal, Nigeria, Mali and other West African....

Gambia’s Vice President Joins Eight Cabinet Ministers to Resign

January 18, 2017, 12:11 pm 0

  Gambia’s Vice President has joined eight cabinet ministers to resign in the face of the political impasse in the country sparked by President Yahya Jammeh’s refusal to step down. Vice President Isatou Njie-Sa....

Four Gambia Ministers Resign From President Yahya Jammeh's Government

January 17, 2017, 1:46 am 0

BANJUL Gambia's ministers for finance, foreign affairs, trade and the environment have resigned from President Yahya Jammeh's government, according to ministry sources and state television.   Read also .... ....

Eight-year-Old Son of Gambian President-Elect Adama Barrow Dies

January 16, 2017, 10:39 pm 0

The son of Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow has died after being bitten by a dog. Eight-year-old Habibu Barrow is reported to have died on the way to the hospital on Sunday in Manjai near the Gambian capital Banjul. Mr....

Buhari, Barrow Head to Mali After Failing to Convince Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia

January 14, 2017, 12:32 am 0

The delegation led by President Muhammadu Buhari flew out of Banjul, capital of Gambia, late Friday after being unable to reach any deal with President Yahaya Jammeh. Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, disclo....

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