December 21, 2014

[VIDEO] Various Kenyan Female Artists perform “Mary Did You Know”

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Various Kenyan female artists came together to perform a rendition of the Christmas song “Mary did you know”. The artists included Kambua, Alice Kamande, Grace Mwai, Mercy Wairegi, Kerry Kagiri and Makena

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Kenya responds to US “concern” over security bill

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Kenya’s State House has responded to a report that US is concerned over the security bill signed into law by President Uhuru Kenyatta. In a statement by the US State department, Jen Psaki  said that the US was “disappointed, however, by the very limited time allowed for debate and consultation on the 2014 Security Laws (Amendment) Bill prior to its passage and enactment into law,” the statement” In a response to the US, Munyori Buku Senior Director of Public Communication at State House released this statement: The US State Department statement on the security law President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law…

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US ‘concerned’ by new security law


The Obama administration has said it is “disappointed” and “concerned” by sections of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill. In a statement from State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki on the Bill that was signed into law on Friday by President Uhuru Kenyatta, Washington however reaffirmed its support of Kenya’s fight against terrorism. “The US government is firmly committed to supporting Kenya’s efforts to defeat Al-Shabaab and to ensure security of all of its citizens. “We are disappointed, however, by the very limited time allowed for debate and consultation on the 2014 Security Laws (Amendment) Bill prior to its passage and enactment into law,”…

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Rita Jeptoo tests positive of banned substance EPO


Athlete Rita Jeptoo, this year’s winner of Boston and Chicago marathons, risks being stripped all her titles and being banned for two years after her B sample tests positive of banned substance Erythropoietin (EPO). In November, her ‘A’ sample tested positive for blood-boosting drug Erythropoietin (EPO). Athletics Kenya (AK) CEO Isaac Mwangi later released a statement indicating that Jeptoo had said she wanted her ‘B’ sample to be analysed to ascertain the validity of her failed doping test. EPO can massively boost endurance and recovery times during high-volume marathon training. Jeptoo, who made history by becoming the first athlete to…

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[VIDEO] Kenyan wedding dance that has you going “Kenyans are just too much fun”


Weddings are supposed to be a joyous occasion for the bride and groom as well as their families. It is also a time for friends to celebrate with the newlyweds on their momentous day. It is even more memorable when these friends and relatives grace your occasion with the mother of all dancing. This is video proof right here that Kenyans know how to hold their own and can party it up. But this is Kenya where fun can go up a notch in the midst of a fun group. In this video, the bride just let it go and…

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Ebola vaccine trials begin in Kenya


Researchers at Kilifi based KEMRI Wellcome Trust have begun human trials of a new Ebola vaccine in Kenya. The vaccine – dubbed VSV Ebola – has already been administered to a health worker at the Kilifi County Hospital. A statement released by the research institution Thursday evening noted that the Ebola vaccine was now in the first phase of trials. “The next step will be to test the vaccine further in the countries affected by the Ebolaoutbreak,” it stated. Similar trials are already taking place in the US, Germany, Switzerland and Gabon. “They will test the vaccine’s safety and its ability to generate an immune systemresponse,” noted the research institution. Health workers participating in the…

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UK Teen gets two years in prison for racism against Kenyan Boy


A British teenager who smeared racist graffiti on items at a memorial of a Kenyan boy in the UK was on Thursday sentenced to two years in jail. James Coleman, 18, and his accomplice, a minor, had painted messages of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), a Swastika and other racist comments on items at a function to honour Erick Maina, Liverpool Crown Court heard. PRAISED THE DEAD Erick, 15, had been found dead in the family home in Liverpool on November 15 but when his schoolmates gathered at their school for a memorial, Coleman sneaked in and daubed items at the ceremony with messages…

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I slapped Millie Odhiambo because she assaulted Joyce Laboso, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria says


Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has said that he slapped Mbita MP Millie Odhiambo because she assaulted Joyce Laboso who is the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly. Kuria, in a phone interview with Classic FM on Friday morning, however dismissed allegations by Odhiambo that she was stripped at Parliament amid the chaos over the Security Bill on Thursday. “That woman is mad. Millie is mad. She just went there and stripped. Nobody tried to undress her. She undressed herself. She was undressing there and she had very smelly underpants and she was screaming like a mad woman all the…

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NGOs say they are being targeted over ICC and police killings reports


A number of NGOs are citing their explosive reports on extrajudicial killings as well as perceived links to the Kenyan ICC cases for the ongoing government crackdown on the sector. It is also emerging that the State is targeting powerful international organisations. The Star has established that the government is closely monitoring global NGO giants Human Rights Watch, Transparency International and the Open Society Justice Initiative. However, Muslims for Human Rights (Muhuri), led by Khelef Khalifa, and Haki Africa, led by Hussein Khalid, are said to be among 15 NGOs being investigated for allegedly financing and facilitating terrorist groups. “I…

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Robert Alai’s Twitter account suspended after charges for undermining Uhuru


Controversial blogger Robert Alai Onyango’s Twitter account was suspended after he was charged with undermining the authority of a public officer on Wednesday. Alai however allegedly opened another account that had more than 6,000 followers by Friday morning. “The truth will never be silenced, I have more than one hundred Twitter Acounts #VoiceToTheVoiceless #AlaiLivesOn,” read a tweet on the account. A state lawyer had asked a Kiambu court not to release Alai saying other charges might be filed against him since investigations are ongoing, but he was set free on a bail of Sh200,000. The lawyer said Alai is facing…

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