April 17, 2014

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Italy holds Kenyan baby over mum’s poor health -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

How Somalis are being detained in squalor in Kasarani -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Kenyan scholar wins coveted global award in UK -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

After heartache and struggling my whole life I have decided to start living again -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Martin Wambora reinstated as Embu Governor -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Kenyan mother who quit bakery job now a respected trucker -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

[VIDEO] Lupita Nyong’o reacts to reaching 1 million followers on instagram -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

National Identity (ID) Card Registration for Kenyans in Boston – April 18-20, 2014 -

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Kenyan Anchor Zain Verjee leaves CNN after 14 years -

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Kenyan cop David Chumo honored for rejecting bribes -

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Video: Kenyans in Diaspora views on upcoming elections

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The 2013 General Elections in Kenya are a big deal for majority of Kenyans living outside the country (Diaspora). As part of our community service we felt it important to capture the moment and hearts of Kenyans in the diaspora and share their stories with this regards. These elections are particularly trivial and critical because they come at the heels of the highly disputed 2007 General Election which exploded into violence. More importantly these elections will be held under the new constitution – which had allowed Kenyans in the Diaspora the right to vote (progressively). We interviewed quite a large…

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Video: KTN unveils sleek new elections center

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The Kenya Television Network has unveiled a sleek new elections center in readiness for the March 4 elections. The news center is a state of the art broadcast center and is having a feel of the US’s CNN election center. The station is hoping to capture the election mood with animated infographics, its own magic wall and interactive tools. Here is a time lapse video of the election center coming up.

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Foreign Ministry PS Thuita Mwangi arrested on corruption charges

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Foreign Affairs PS Thuita Mwangi was on Wednesday night taken to the Integrity Centre by detectives from the Ethics and Anti-corruption commission. Mr Mwangi was picked up from his office along Harambee Avenue after a long search for questioning over claims of abuse of office. Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission Vice Chair Irene Keino said Mr Mwangi would be charged with four counts of abuse of office relating to the Tokyo Embassy scandal and other administrative issues in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ms Keino said on Wednesday evening that Mr Mwangi would answer charges of conspiracy to commit corruption, wilful…

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Raila denied Nairobi campaign rally sites by Uhuru

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PRIME Minister Raila Odinga is furious with his Cord presidential campaign secretariat after being outsmarted by his Jubilee rivals. Jubilee Alliance has blocked Cord from using any of the main campaign venues in Nairobi in the final run-up to Monday’s election. The Jubilee Alliance through its allied lobby groups has block booked the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani, Uhuru Park, Uhuru Gardens, Nyayo Stadium and City Stadium from Thursday this week until Saturday, the last day allowed for campaigning. The PM only found out when he inquired recently about the status of Uhuru Park as the venue for his last…

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Video: Kenyans in UK react to second presidential debate

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The second and final presidential debate may have been four hours when Kenyans across the country tuned in for the same content, but the submissions of the 8 presidential candidates were also being followed, in real time across the world via the internet. KTN’s United Kingdom correspondent Atieno Otieno caught up with Kenyans who watched the debate in the United Kingdom, and filed some of their reactions in this report from Cardiff.

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Sonko, Shebesh dump Waititu, support Jimnah Mbaru

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Nairobi, Kenya: The National Alliance candidate for Nairobi governor has suffered a setback after two of his close allies jumped ship to support one of his rivals. On Wednesday, Gideon Mbuvi Sonko and Rachel Shebesh declared they will support Ferdinand Waititu’s rival Jimnah Mbaru who is vying for the governor seat on Alliance Party of Kenya ticket following a falling out in the TNA camp. Sources indicated that the two met with Mbaru in a Nairobi hotel on Tuesday to strike a deal on how to campaign as a team. They are said to have taken the decision following suspicions within their camp, just four days before Monday’s General Election. When contacted, Sonko said there was nothing…

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I have no case against Muthaura – ICC’s Bensouda

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NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 27 – International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has now admitted that she has no concrete case against former Head of Civil Service Francis Muthaura over the 2008 post election violence. Bensouda said on Tuesday that her case is flawed since the main witness against Muthaura – Witness Number 4 – has been dropped. “Witness 4 was the principal source of evidence that supported the Prosecution’s charges against Muthaura at the confirmation stage. There would not have been sufficient evidence to confirm the charges against Muthaura without Witness 4’s evidence,” Bensouda said in her submission to…

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In pictures: Kenya’s lethal drink

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In the slums of Kenya, “changaa” is a popular alcoholic drink, and brewing the grog is a source of livelihood for many. Changaa, which literally means “kill me quickly”, has a high alcohol content. But it’s often adulterated with other more poisonous compounds, including jet fuel and embalming fluid, to speed up the fermentation process. In 2010, an estimated 100 people died after drinking changaa. A shot of changaa can cost as little as 5 Kenyan shillings ($0.01), and provides a long high.

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34 killed, 50 injured in Mwingi bus accident

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Thirty four people died and 50 others were seriously injured when a bus they were travelling in crashed near Mwingi town on the Thika-Garissa highway. The accident occurred at 3.15am after the driver of the Mandera bound bus lost control and rolled several times at a sloppy stretch as it approached Mwingi town, killing 11 passengers on the spot. Twenty one passengers were pulled out of the wreckage by police and rescuers. Two others succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment. Survivors who spoke to the Nation said that the bus christened Modern Desert Cruiser was overloaded with 25 extra passengers, who were heading home…

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Susan aka Mirfat: I was only following directions on Tujuane

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I guess even a fencing, Australian Opening , Andy Murray loving diva could not stand the heat generated by Kenyans on social media after her now infamous appearance on Tujuane a KTN dating show over the weekend. (Read: Meet Mirfat Musa on Tujuane Episode 12) After Kenyans on social media turned on her pumelling  her like a piñata, Susan aka Mirfat Musa decided enough is enough and dropped with her a bombshell of some sorts although many were not fooled in the first place. She essentially admitted that the show was scripted. “Ok people…this hia is the truth the show was…

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