August 28, 2014

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Man arrested with 23 Kenyan passports could be Al Shabaab sympathiser: police -

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Elderly Kenyan man shot dead in Columbus Ohio -

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Kenyan Gospel Artist Elijah Murugami (Ngatho ici) is dead -

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Uhuru wins admiration for pallbearer role at Dr Magana’s send-off -

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

[VIDEO] “The Lupita Nyong’o Effect” on the Kenya’s Film Industry -

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Makau Mutua accused of lying in US Court -

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Uhuru Kenyatta says ready to work with Raila Odinga -

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

VIDEO: Carjacking in Nairobi caught on tape -

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Kenyan family urgently needs help in Sarasota, Florida -

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Show Mungiki, Raila Odinga link, ICC tells Bensouda -

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

US Green Card lottery: Around 100,000 chosen from millions

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WASHINGTON: Around 100,000 people were chosen from several million on Wednesday to get a head-start on a US Green Card, in what could be the last such annual lottery, slated to vanish under proposed reforms. (Read:Green Card (DV-2014) Lottery Results Check Begins May 1) Created in 1995, the lottery system leads to the awarding of 50,000 permanent residency permits each year to people from countries that send relatively few emigrants to the United States. But it has long been in the crosshairs of US Republican lawmakers, who control the House of Representatives and have included a plan to scrap it…

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Uhuru holds talks with British envoy Turner

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Nairobi, Kenya: President Uhuru Kenyatta held talks at State House with British High Commissioner Christian Turner, who paid him a courtesy call. President Uhuru hailed the strong ties between Kenya and United Kingdom (UK) saying he looks forward to deepening the relations for mutual benefit of the two countries. During the talks on Tuesday evening, the President said his Government is open and willing to work with other countries on the basis of mutual respect and within the principle of reciprocity. The Head of State further reaffirmed his Government’s commitment to continue partnering with UK in the development process. President…

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D.C. mayor wants access to licenses for illegal immigrants

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — People living in the country illegally would be able to get driver’s licenses in the nation’s capital under a bill that Mayor Vincent Gray plans to introduce. The Democratic mayor, Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and other city leaders will introduce the bill on Thursday. It would allow district residents to obtain a license or a city identification card regardless of their citizenship or immigration status. As with all legislation in the district, it would only become law after a 30-day congressional review period. Five states allow people who don’t have legal permission to live in the United States…

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Video: Boniface Mwangi arrested attempting to disrupt Atwoli’s speech

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There was drama during the Labour Day celebrations at Uhuru park as activist  Boniface Mwangi attempted to disrupt COTU secretary general  Francis Atwoli’s speech. Mwangi led a group that was protesting against Awoli’s stand on MPs pay. NTV’s Enock Sikolia witnessed the drama.

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President Uhuru pledges commitment to Kenyans in Diaspora

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced the creation of a special unit to deal with matters relating to Kenyans working and living abroad. Addressing Kenyans during the Labour Day celebrations at Uhuru Park, Uhuru said that he is committed to the welfare and well being of Kenyans in the Diaspora and that the creation of the unit within his administration will address the needs of the constituency. Noting the continued strength of Daispora remittances, Uhuru encouraged those in the Diaspora to continue investing in the country. The President also pledged to look into the constant complaints of exploitation of Kenyans by…

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Makau Mutua faces Federal Lawsuit in New York

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A former law school professor has filed a federal lawsuit against UB’s Law School Dean Makau Mutua for firing him without cause and for breach of contract. Jeffrey Malkan, who taught from 2000-09, claims he was unjustly fired in 2009 and has been unable to get a job since because Mutua has refused to write him a letter of recommendation. He is asking for $1.3 million from the state in back and front pay in the Court of Claims and reinstatement plus back pay from the public employment board. Mutua declined comment due to pending litigation in the case. Malkan was hired in 2000 as a clinical associate professor and…

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Video: Uhuru to pay Otongolo boy’s fees through University

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NAIROBI, Kenya, May 1 – Daniel Owira who was made famous by his National Drama Festival performance that had President Uhuru Kenyatta and his wife Margaret Kenyatta laughing out loud has had the rare second personal encounter with the Head of State. Owira accompanied by his mother and sister Susan were invited to State House on Wednesday afternoon where the president awarded Owira with a full scholarship, all the way through to university. “You are now one of my sons. Make sure you give me your report form every end of the term,” President Kenyatta said at the meeting on…

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Luo Nyanza frozen with shock over Omamo cabinet nod

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KISUMU, KENYA: Ambassador Raychelle Omamo, Senior Counsel, stands poised to become Kenya’s first female Defence Cabinet Secretary, a position that any sane African leader should only trust with a member of his community. Luo Nyanza is frozen with shock. Never in their wildest imaginations would it have occurred to them that the son of Jomo would appoint one of their own, and a daughter at that, to such a critical and powerful position. Gender and Sports, maybe. But Defence? Wah! Cynics, however, say the Defence portfolio isn’t much, arguing that the Cabinet Secretary is but a figurehead. “It is the Generals…

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I will decide in two weeks whether to re-enter parliament-Raila

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Former Prime Minister Raia Odinga has said that he will make a decision in two weeks whether to return to parliament or take up another role outside the august body. Mr Odinga who had earlier said he had no interest in returning to parliament now seems warm to the idea. Odinga said that he had listened to both sides of the argument and they were very persuasive. He said that there are strong arguments raised with one side saying that he is needed in Parliament to drive the agenda of the party and also others saying that such a role…

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Kenya should change from presidential to parliamentary system-Raila

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Cord leader Raila Odinga says Kenya should shift from a Presidential to a Parliamentary system to deal with the ethnic divisions that routinely accompany election seasons. Mr Odinga says the Presidential system is ill suited for ethnically divided societies because communities pin their hopes on individuals and rally behind them, relegating other factors such as policy issues and merit to the back burner. “I now believe very strongly that a presidential system enhances ethnicity and deepens divisions. I think a parliamentary system is much more appropriate for the kind of society we have in Kenya today. In a Parliamentary system,…

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