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Uhuru said his government intervened as the effectiveness of the National Police Service had been hampered
Police have received 500 new vehicles to enhance their mobility and welfare. President Uhuru Kenyatta commissioned the vehicles on Monday saying one of the most glaring gaps in the security sector was transport. Uhuru said his government intervened as the effectiveness of the National Police Service had been hampered.
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"The girl did not sense any danger. Knowing that the man was a village elder, she just followed him to his house"
A 65-year-old village elder was rescued from a lynch mob by police officers after residents caught him defiling an eight-year-old girl in Mkasa, Bungoma county. Joseph Wanakawa, a brother to the area chief, waylaid the class three pupil as she was going to a nearby shop to buy mandaazis for breakfast on Sunday. Chrispin Wekesa, a neighbour, said Wanakawa called the girl into his house where he defiled and threatened to kill her.
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Crude prices have been increasing following the November 30 deal by Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to cut supply for the first time in eight years
Consumers are likely to feel the pinch of higher fuel prices from next month as cost of crude oil rises amid a depreciating shilling against the bullish US dollar, energy regulator has hinted.The shilling has depreciated by 2.12 per cent against the greenback since the election of Donald Trump as US president on November 8. His surprise election raised hopes of tax cuts.
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Amana says the Jubilee administration has tried to break Joho but the Mombasa Governor has remained firm and unshaken
Lamu politician Rishad Amana has asked Governor Issa Timamy to follow after his Mombasa counterpart Hassan Joho's bravery so as to fight for the resident's rights.He said Joho has show that leadership should be about being brave, firm and determined when pushing for development that benefits the constituents of a region.Amana said though the Jubilee administration has tried to break Joho like it did with Timamy in 2014, the Mombasa Governor has r...
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Jared Okello said shambolic nominations have in the past led to voter apathy, which cost ODM critical seats
The success of ODM party primaries in strongholds will determine voter turnout during August 8 general election, a political analyst has said.Jared Okello said shambolic nominations have in the past led to voter apathy, which cost ODM critical seats.He said party leader Raila Odinga will not make similar mistake like in 2013 where they lost various seats to other political parties due to poor nominations.Okello, who is also Nyando MP hopeful, sai...
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The IAAF said the initiative was not intended to vet athletes, but to provide good quality medical support
Kenyan athletes on Monday backed a plan for a team of six internationally accredited doctors to take care of the country's top-level runners and be responsible for examining samples in an effort to end a series of doping scandals.The doping cases threatened to derail Kenya's participation in last year's Rio Olympics, but its athletes were eventually allowed to compete and brought home a haul of long-distance running medals.
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The woman is believed to have been killed during an attack on Sunday evening, but security officials in the area refuted the claims
Several houses were torched in Marakwet East on Monday at dawn following fierce inter-clan clashes sparked by the killing of a woman.Fighting between Kowow and their neighbours at Maron sub-location erupted after residents discovered the body of Talaa Lomuket, 62.The woman is believed to have been killed during an attack on Sunday evening, but security officials in the area refuted the claims.Area deputy county commissioner Eric Mulevu said they ...
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Duale made the comments on December 22 when the judge was scheduled to rule in a case filed by the opposition, challenging amendments to election laws
Cord has asked DPP Keriako Tobiko to institute a contempt case against Aden Duale for criticising High Court judge George Odunga.Duale made the comments on December 22 when the judge was scheduled to rule in a case filed by the opposition, challenging amendments to election laws.The coalition led by Raila Odinga said it was unacceptable for Duale, who is National Assembly Majority leader, to threaten a judge.Its leaders said on Monday that action...
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Importation of voters is not good. We also appeal to schools to allow students who [are of age to register] to vote - Raila
Cord leader Raila Odinga has urged the public to be patient with IEBC officials and maintain peace at voter registration centres. The commission launched its second phase of mass voter listing on Sunday, and intends to register between four to six million fresh voters. The exercise began on Monday and will end on February 14. In Nairobi, a spot check by the Star found many making stops at registration centres before taking their children to scho...
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Government assures Makonde community that their IDs are ready for distribution
The government has assured the Makonde community that their IDs are ready for distribution to enable them take part in the ongoing mass voter registration.Kwale deputy county commissioner Mwangi Kahiro said that 1,000 identification cards for those who registered in 2016 are ready in Mombasa."We have only some 73 IDs which are yet to be processed. We are waiting for all of them so that they can be distributed together," Kahiro said.
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Texas Cancer Centre, which runs two facilities in Nairobi, will open its third one in Eldoret town in February
Texas Cancer Centre, which runs two facilities in Nairobi, will open its third one in Eldoret town in February. TCC opened two centres in the capital six years ago, with the goal of lessening the burden on patients who almost always have to travel abroad. CEO Catherine Nyongesa said the Eldoret branch will keep patients from Western from going all the way to Nairobi to get services.
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The star-studded event saw some of the biggest names in the music industry making appearance to show support for the Kaka Empire-managed artiste
Fast-rising rapper Timmy TDat gave a riveting performance as he hosted guests for a listening party on Wednesday at the Ebony Lounge in Nairobi. The star-studded event saw some of the biggest names in the music industry making appearance to show support for the Kaka Empire-managed artiste. Among them were H_art the Band, King Kaka, Sudi Boy, Kristoff, Dela, Femi One, Mwalimu Rachel, Rib Crackers, Kayvo K-Force, DJ 212 and DJ JR. The highlight of ...
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