August 1, 2014

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Uhuru revokes title deeds for 500,000 hectares of Lapsset land grabbed in Lamu County -

Thursday, July 31, 2014

General Karangi to answer to Uhuru directly -

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Two Kenyan expats drown in Al Wakrah, Qatar -

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Kenyan artist Jaguar offers to educate Jastorina’s two kids -

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sweeping changes as Kenya Air Force commander retires -

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Governor Isaac Rutto denies beating Bomet MCA -

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

President Uhuru launches Jubilee’s 10,000km road plan -

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Indian girl crosses red line to win Bukusu soulmate -

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Kenyan girls to sue British Airways over abuse by pilot -

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Obama cites Kenya’s Luo culture in talk on polygamy -

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sweeping changes as Kenya Air Force commander retires

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Kenya Air Force Commander Maj Gen Joff Otieno retires; he is replaced by Maj Gen Samuel Ng’ang’a Thuita in sweeping changes in military. Col. Mohammed Abdalla Badi promoted to Brigadier and now Base Commander Moi Air Base; Col. Eric Kinuthia now Brig in charge of Laikipia AB. Maj. Gen. Jonathan Kipkemoi Rono appointed Deputy Force Commander AMISOM while Col. Thomas Chepkuto was promoted to Brigadier and now Commandant, Joint Warfare Centre. Below is the full press release: The President has today, on the advice of the Defence Council, under the chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary for Defence Amb Raychelle Omamo made postings,…

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Governor Isaac Rutto denies beating Bomet MCA

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BOMET Governor Isaac Rutto yesterday denied that he assaulted a county rep on Sunday night at a local hotel. Embomos Ward Representative Robert Serbai has recorded a statement with the police and Bomet OCPD Henrietta Wanyama has confirmed they are investigating the incident. The policewoman said the matter was reported on Sunday night and they were only waiting for the MCA to fill the P3 form to indicate the harm he suffered. Rutto, however, denied the allegations, saying he did not beat the MCA. The governor said Serbai gate-crashed a meeting he was hosting, and his security guards ejected him…

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President Uhuru launches Jubilee’s 10,000km road plan

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President Uhuru Kenyatta Wednesday rolled out a new plan to tarmac 10,000 km of roads in five years. This will nearly double the number of tarmacked roads from the current 14,000 km to 24,000 km. Speaking at the launch of the programme, President Kenyatta said the Jubilee Government has decided to adopt the Annuity Financing Framework as a solution to myriads of challenges facing the infrastructure sector. “Under this Annuity Programme, we will complete 2000km of small roads within 2014/2015 financial year. This will be followed by 3000km in 2015/2016 made up of 80 percent small roads, and 20 percent…

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Indian girl crosses red line to win Bukusu soulmate

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There’s much to be said of the popular adage “love conquers all” at least for two unlikely lovebirds – Sarika Patel, 24, and Timothy Khamala, 25. It has the look of a clip off Hindu romantic movies or better still a chapter in a book of fairy tales, except that the woman is of Asian extraction and the man a proud Bukusu. Many would find it difficult to fathom but nothing would underscore the reality than the popular adage “love is blind” than this romantic epic playing out somewhere in Western Kenya. Whereas love is no respecter of racial boundaries,…

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Kenyan girls to sue British Airways over abuse by pilot

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Girls and young women who allege they were sexually abused by a British Airways (BA) pilot in African schools and orphanages plan to sue the airline, a law firm representing them said on Wednesday. Lawyers argue that BA should be held responsible for the actions of First Officer Simon Wood who carried out the alleged crimes during stopovers in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Wood, 54, was found dead after being hit by a train in August 2013, two weeks before he was due in court on charges of indecent assault and making indecent photos of a child. “We allege that…

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Obama cites Kenya’s Luo culture in talk on polygamy

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President Barack Obama on Monday cited the example of Kenya’s Luo community in criticising the contemporary practice of polygamy. Mr Obama said the tradition in parts of Africa of taking more than one wife might have made sense in a particular setting. He was speaking in Washington to a gathering of young Africans chosen to take part in a US-sponsored leadership initiative. The Young African Leaders Initiative’s 500 participants included 46 Kenyans. “In Kenya, for example, in the Luo tribe, polygamy existed,” the president said after noting that his father was Kenyan. “It was based on the idea that women…

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OP-ED: If Putin did it, he needs to be pushed out

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By Ben Ateku People from many parts of the world have expressed outrage at the downing of Malaysian Airlines plane MH17 on July 27.  So far, available evidence suggests that the plane was brought down by pro-Russian rebels controlling some parts of Eastern Ukraine.  The passenger plane was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur with 298 passengers on board.   Russian president Vladimir Putin is suspected of arming the rebels  in support of their quest to separate from Ukraine. This is not Putin’s first attempt at interfering in Ukraine’s affairs.  When ethnic-Russians decided to secede in Crimea recently, Putin supported the…

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Announcing the death of Simon Munyua Gaitho dad to Godfrey Munyua of Dallas

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We regret to announce the death of Mr Simon Munyua Gaitho which occurred on 25th July 2014 in Nairobi. He was husband to Loise Gathoni Munyua. He was father to Godfrey Munyua and father in law to Daisy Njango. Godfrey would like to thank all of you for your prayers and well wishes as he travels home. Included is Mr Gaitho’s obituary as it appears in the Daily Nation (provided of Godfrey Munyua)  

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Kenya accused of inflating tourist arrival figures

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NAIROBI, July 28 — A leading Kenyan hotel chain has disputed official figures for tourist arrivals, saying violent attacks by militant Islamists have scared away far more tourists than the authorities admit. The Kenya Tourist Board (KTB) said on Friday that arrivals in the first four months of the year were down 4 per cent from a year earlier to 381,000. TPS Eastern Africa, which operates the Serena chain of hotels, luxury lodges and tented camps, said in a weekend statement: “We must be joking!” It said its own survey for the first half of the year showed business on…

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Moi Questions Obama’s Youth Mentorship Programme

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Former President Daniel Moi has questioned US President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative. Moi on Tuesday said he has taken a lot of interest on the mentorship programme initiated by Obama as there were many questions on its real intention. The former President questioned the selection criteria of the youth, its inclusiveness and what exactly was being taught to the trainees. He said Kenyans should be explained to clearly on how the beneficiaries are chosen, the curriculum of the training and how the beneficiaries intend to ascend to leadership position. “I have read the story with a lot of…

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