September 18, 2014

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[VIDEO] Boston Queens Night 2014 at the Radisson Hotel -

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[VIDEO] Experience why tourists love Kenya in 3 minutes -

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Types of men a woman can meet in her lifetime -

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Ugandan university students forced to be porn actors in Kenya against their will -

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At 7, Kenyan girl is Africa’s junior golf champion -

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Meet Daniel Ngugi the dad on the beat -

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Property values in Vipingo Ridge’s first phase up five-fold -

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Jackal News blogger Bogonko Bosire still missing one year on – police -

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Pressure from the devil made me kill 4 children, Kenyan in 6yr old girl murder case confesses -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

[VIDEO] Pilot Laptop Project Kicks Off In Muranga County -

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Why owning a home in Kenya has become harder

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The average size of a home loan rose to Sh6.4 million in the past two years pushing the dream of financed home-ownership further away from the majority of Kenyans. Central Bank of Kenya data shows that a general rise in property prices forced potential borrowers to apply for higher amounts. Commercial banks have Sh122.2 billion worth of home loans held in 19,177 accounts at the end of December 2012 or an average of Sh6.4 million each up from Sh5.6 million at end of 2011 and Sh4.1 million in mid-2010. “The increase may be partly attributed to the continued rise in property prices,” the CBK…

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Kenya Govt on the spot over Torture Bill

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Kenya is under pressure to enact an anti-torture legislation to help fight against inhuman treatment of persons. This is one of the key areas where Kenya is being reviewed by the Committee Against Torture sitting in Geneva to assess its progress and commitment to punish acts of torture and other forms of cruel treatment. Government representatives will appear before the United Nations committee on Thursday to give a progress report on what has been done in the last four years to end torture, cruelty, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment. A draft Prevention of Torture Bill was drafted by the…

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Audio: President Uhuru denies ICC charges, talks reconciliation on BBC

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The newly-elected President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta is accused by the International Criminal Court of crimes against humanity, including complicity in murder, rape and forcing people from their homes following post-election violence five years ago, when more than 1,100 people died. He and his deputy deny the accusations and are asking the United Nations to halt proceedings. BBC Newsday’s Lerato Mbele asked the president about the charges and reconciliation. Listen to the audio.

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Kiambu warns beggars of arrest if caught begging

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Kiambu deputy county commissioner Alexander Mativo, has told disabled street beggars who flock Kiambu town during market days that they will be arrested if caught. Mativo said the provincial administration is aware that there are disabled persons in Kiambu and has done their best to stop them begging in the street. He was speaking yesterday while handing over working tools worth Sh570,000 to 24 disabled persons who had applied through the National Fund for the Disabled. “We are aware that there are people who have the habit of dropping disabled persons within the town to beg. We are issuing a…

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Video: I’m a victim of falsehoods, Ruto tells ICC judges

Video: I’m a victim of falsehoods, Ruto tells ICC judges

Deputy President William Ruto has pledged to continue with his cooperation with the International Criminal Court ( ICC). Ruto is facing crimes against humanity charges at The Hague based court. While addressing ICC Judges during the Status Conference on Tuesday, Ruto claimed that he is a victim of a syndicate of falsehood and a conspiracy of lies. “I have cooperated with the office of the prosecution even before submissions were made and will do so in future”, Ruto said. He further added: “I firmly believe in my innocence and the rule of law”. The deputy president alleged that the ICC process has produced two types of victims; Post election…

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Uhuru considering expanding cabinet from 18 to 20

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PRESIDENT Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto are considering increasing the number of ministries to 20 instead of the 18 announced recently. They are likely to name four more nominees to the Cabinet this week, two more than expected Two weeks ago Uhuru announced 16 Cabinet Secretary nominees but left vacant Interior and National Coordination, and Labour. The President is apparently now keen to have the positions filled as soon as possible in order to free up Ruto who has been “acting” as the Interior CS. In the last week, while Uhuru was in London and South Africa, Ruto…

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Kenya’s envoy to UN to push for end to Uhuru, Ruto ICC cases

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The United Nations Security Council is set receive Kenya’s request for termination of the Hague cases against the country’s two top leaders, Nairobi’s UN envoy has said. In a 13-page letter, Kenya aims to rally the UN council to urge the International Criminal Court to end its proceedings against President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto. Ambassador Macharia Kamau told the Nation that the country expects to present its arguments while Togo holds the rotating presidency of the Security Council this month. Togo could invite Kenya to speak to the council as early as this week, the ambassador added….

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Single mother in Kenya grows herbs into flourishing trade

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When she separated from her husband in 1998 Lucy Wambui, a mother of two, was jobless. But that did not stop her from picking up what was left of her life and becoming a millionaire. At 37, Wambui runs five herbal therapy clinics in Nairobi which have a capital base of Sh2.5 millionaire. The headquarters of the clinics is in the heart of the city centre. “Drawing a cheque of a six digit figure is not an issue. I can also go to my bank and ask for an unsecured loan of up to Sh1.5 million and have it by…

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Ruto in The Hague for ICC status conference

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Deputy President William Ruto is in The Hague, Netherlands to attend a status conference at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Mr Ruto left the country Monday night accompanied by his wife Rachel Ruto. The status conference will start at 5pm Kenyan time with a thirty minute delay. Attorney General Githu Muigai and Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Thuita Mwangi are also in Netherlands on a different engagement. Before his departure, Mr Ruto received President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at 10.00pm. President Kenyatta arrived in the country from a four-day official visit to Cape Town, South Africa….

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Video: Protesters over MPs pay drop piglets outside parliament

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Protesters angry over Kenyan MPs demands dropped piglets outside the parliament building as part of their protest. The ‘occupy Parliament’ protesters blocked the main entrance of the National Assembly waving placards condemning MPs greed. Some MPs made their way to Parliament but refused to address the crowd. The MPs want the Sh850,000 pay for the 10th Parliament reinstated because, they claim, the Sh532,000 set by the commission is too little.

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