October 24, 2014

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Kenyan in Atlanta, US donates Sh1 million to Beyond Zero Campaign -

Friday, October 24, 2014

Governor Isaac Ruto’s daughter, 25 year old Emily passes on -

Friday, October 24, 2014

Boeing: Kenya Airways’ Dreamliners are the world’s best performing -

Friday, October 24, 2014

When your dream home in Kenya turns into a nightmare -

Friday, October 24, 2014

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta named United Nations Person of the Year -

Friday, October 24, 2014

[VIDEO] American woman who claimed Kenyan man threatened to behead her goes to jail -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Homeland Security Department Gears Up For Obama Immigration Action -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Doctor in New York tests positive for Ebola -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

How Kenyan International Cyclist John Njoroge Muya met his tragic death at Tour of Matabungkay -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

[VIDEO] Low cost Kenya made car goes on sale at Sh950,000 -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Gov Mutua’s 150-car plan for cops to end crime in Machakos

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Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua said his government will purchase 150 police vehicles to enhance security. He said unless insecurity was tackled, no meaningful development projects would be undertaken because wananchi would be pre-occupied with defending themselves against criminals rather than concentrating on building the nation. He was speaking on Monday when he received Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi who paid him a courtesy call. He promised to work with police to ensure Machakos enjoyed peace because investors had promised to inject more than Sh56 billion to make it a 24-hour economy. Mutua said there was need to strengthen the relationship…

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Man dies while planting Improvised Explosive Device in Garissa

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A man was killed in Garissa town on Wednesday night after an Improvised Explosive Device ( IED) he was planting exploded. He was planting the IED on the roadside near theGarissa Provincial General Hospital. The explosion jolted nearby buildings as confusion engulfed the town at about 9 pm. Locals called The Standard newsroom saying they had heard loud explosion but did not know the cause. The body parts of the suspected terrorist was scattered at the scene. North Eastern Police chief Charlton Murithi said they heard the explosion on Wednesday night but they came to realize of death on Thursday morning. He said they suspect the man may…

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6,000 Kenyan primary schools picked for free laptop project

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The Kenyan government has identified 6,000 primaryschools that will pioneer the ambitious laptop-for-schools project just six months away. The Jubilee government’s flagship project will be implemented in three phases, the first of which is projected to cost Sh22 billion, according to the Ministry of Education documents seen by The Standard. Education ministry offi cials estimate that about 425,000 pupils will be provided with the laptopsstarting in January, out of the 1.3 million children expected to join Standard One next year. In his presentation to the House Committee on Education Science and Technology, Education secretary Jacob Kaimenyi said Sh75 billion will be required for a one-off…

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Video: ’10 weeks of hell’ for Somalis in the hands of Kenya Police

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Nairobi, Kenya – Sitting on a mattress in her cramped flat in eastern Nairobi, Ubah Abdi Warsame, a refugee from war-torn Somalia, points to her left ear and says that is where a Kenyan police officer booted her in the head. She still feels pain, she told Al Jazeera. Memories of the December morning – when baton-wielding paramilitaries ransacked her apartment block and beat, detained and demanded cash from the Somali refugees inside – continue to disturb her sleep. According to New York-based Human Rights Watch, it was not a lone example. The rights group describes in a new report…

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Africans Returning Home in Droves From US, Europe

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Many Africans are leaving the United States and other Western countries and returning to their respective countries. Jacob Sax Conteh is editor of Cocorioko, a Sierra Leone online magazine, which recently carried an article about the topic. He said economic decline and disappearing jobs in the West, has been a driving force behind this reversed migration. “Way back in the ‘70s and ‘80s, Africans came here (to the United States) because they could easily find jobs. But, since the economic downturn 10 years ago, especially in the past five years, jobs are drying up. So, many folks have decided to…

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Video: Former PM Odinga tells off AU over ICC Cases

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Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has rubbished the claim by African leaders that the International Criminal Court is witch-hunting Africans. Odinga, who was part of the coalition government that handed over the Kenyan cases to the ICC, says it is African governments that invite the ICC. NTV’s Ben Kitili reports…

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European Union: Kenya Presidential polls not rigged

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Discrepancies in number of votes cast in presidential and other races in the March 4 poll were not as a result of fraud, says the European Union. Instead, the union believes, they were caused by tallying errors by election officials who were under pressure to do their jobs. In its final report on the elections released on Wednesday, the EU Elections Observer Mission says even though it noted widespread minor discrepancies in the tallies, the differences were less than one per cent. “This can be accounted for on the whole by tallying errors, as intention to cheat would normally be…

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Video: Kenyan heads group of immigrants to fight Neo-Nazis in Greece

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Michael Chege and his friends patrol their neighbourhood in Athens, Greece, most nights. After many encounters with the neo-Nazi group, Golden Dawn, they set up their own brigade, nicknamed the Black Panthers.They want to protect themselves from the fascists who are targeting people who are not ethnic Greeks. Since the economic crisis tore Greece apart, people have been trying to find someone to blame. Some blame immigrants for the high unemployment and crime. Racist attacks against immigrants have been rising steadily. In the last year alone, more than 150 racist attacks were recorded by police, but most go unreported. Greece…

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Bloody trail of neglect that’s KNH accident and emergency unit

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Nairobi, Kenya: It is a chilly Sunday night and Kenyatta National Hospital’s (KNH) emergency wing is as chaotic as it gets. On any given day, the accidents and emergency section would be teeming with people, mostly patients and their relatives, but tonight it is a deluge of humanity. On the second night of a two-night undercover vigil at the facility, I arrive at KNH to witness first-hand how the largest referral facility in East and Central Africa copes with such a high patient turnout in the face of diminishing resources, including personnel and equipment. I did not have to wait for long to be surprised or even…

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Video: Kenyan man sues to be recognized as a woman

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A landmark case before the High Court could have far reaching implications on how persons of transgender are treated. It involves a woman, born 29 years ago as Andrew Mbugua Ithibu, but who chose to change her gender.  Unable to win Government recognition of her new status as a woman, Audrey Mbugua Ithibu has now taken the battle to court. She accuses the national examinations body of preventing her from being employed by refusing to change her academic certificates to reflect her current gender status. Audrey’s case seeking orders to compel the Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) to change her…

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