July 23, 2014

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US man confesses to sex crimes in Kenya -

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Kenyan developer in deal with US Firm to tap Diaspora cash -

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Francis Ole Kaparo in shortlist to fill NCIC positions -

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

National Assembly Speaker Muturi aides linked to Mate disappearance -

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Rwanda warns Kenya opposition -

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Kenya’s airports unsafe, warns US -

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

First condom designed to kill HIV ‘could be available to buy within months’ -

Monday, July 21, 2014

Death Announcement: Peter Muli Katundu father to Davies Muli of Dallas, TX -

Monday, July 21, 2014

[VIDEO] Shocking negligence at Kenyatta National Hospital -

Monday, July 21, 2014

Miguna Miguna-To my fellow Luos: Emulate the Jews; don’t be fixated on state power -

Monday, July 21, 2014

IEBC vows to correct poll failures

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The electoral commission has admitted that some of the inconsistencies and failures witnessed during the recent polls were “humbling” learning points that it would correct in future. However, IEBC chairman Issack Hassan reiterated that despite the errors, the elections were credible, as the commission had anticipated some challenges. In an address to Kenya Alliance for Residents Association (Kara) gala in Nairobi, Mr Hassan said the commission had learnt valuable lessons which they would employ in future elections to make them more credible. “We faced serious challenges which affected the conduct of the elections but in the end we had a…

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Vodafone joins China Mobile to launch M-Pesa in SE Asia

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UK based telecoms group Vodafone and China Mobile have teamed with an eye to launching M-Pesa mobile payment in South East Asia. The two companies have teamed in a bid for a license to operate in Myanmar as the country seeks to issue tenders for mobile networks. The mobile money service is highly popular in Kenya where many of its citizens use mobile phones. However it is estimated that less than 10 per cent of  the population in Myanmar use mobile phones. It is estimated that the population of the south eastern country is 60 million. The Vodafone (UK)-China Mobile team is…

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Birthers? Ugandan newspaper claims Uhuru is ‘Ugandan’

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Nairobi; Kenya; A Ugandan newspaper, The New Vision,  has raised sensational claims that Kenya’s fourth president Uhuru Kenyatta could be of Ugandan royal blood. After Uhuru’s swearing in, the Bunyoro monarch, Solomon Gafabusa Iguru sent a congratulatory message to his ‘cousin’ on his election victory. In a story that  tells why success has a thousand fathers…A message from Omukama, or King, cited the old cordial relations between Bunyoro and Kenya and recalled how the late Jomo Kenyatta often visited the Omukama’s father, the late Sir Tito Winyi. The newspaper even published pictures of relatives whose looks are similar to those…

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AP source: Immigration bill could exclude many

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan immigration bill soon to be introduced in the Senate could exclude hundreds of thousands of immigrants here illegally from ever becoming U.S. citizens, according to a Senate aide with knowledge of the proposals. The bill would bar anyone who arrived in the U.S. after Dec. 31, 2011, from applying for legal status and ultimately citizenship, according to the aide, who was not authorized to discuss the proposals before they were made public and spoke on condition of anonymity. It also would require applicants to document that they were in the country before Dec. 31, 2011,…

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Dismiss Uhuru’s request, Bensouda tells ICC judges

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By Oliver Mathenge, ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has dismissed an application by President Uhuru Kenyatta seeking to have his case returned to the Pre-Trial Chamber. Bensouda told the court on Tuesday that Uhuru’s argument that the decision to confirm his charges was made on the strength of Prosecution Witness 4, Maina Kabutu, who has since been dropped does not hold. The prosecutor told the Trial Chamber V judges that the decision was made on evidence that Uhuru was at a State House meeting on December 30, 2007 where the revenge attacks were planned. “Even under the most generous analysis, the…

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Deputy President Ruto to Supervise Ministers

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By Oliver Mathenge DEPUTY President William Ruto will coordinate and supervise ministries in the next government, following discussions with President Uhuru Kenyatta. The two have been working on Ruto’s job description since the constitution does not define the role of the Deputy President, other than stating he is the President’s ‘Principal Assistant’. The job is similar to the role performed by Raila Odinga as Prime Minister in the coalition government since 2008. However Ruto is likely to have more power and authority than Raila as he will name half the Cabinet under the terms of the Jubilee coalition agreement while…

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VIDEO: Elizabeth Madoka: The Woman Who Brought Up Uhuru

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How would you react if a child, who you walked to school every morning several decades ago, became the nation’s President? Well, meet the woman who actually has that as her life story, Elizabeth Mumbi Madoka, the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta’s first and only social secretary who saw Uhuru Kenyatta grow into the man he is today. Evelyn Wambui spent the day with Elizabeth and her husband Retired Major Marsden Madoka, who was Mzee Kenyatta’s Aide De Camp and now brings us their story.

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Kenyan Poll Loser Held In Arusha Over Sh400m Fraud

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An unsuccessful parliamentary candidate in the last elections has been arrested in Tanzania and may face possible extradition to the US to answer money-laundering charges involving US$4.9 million (Sh406 million). Businessman-cum-politician, Don Bosco Ooga Gichana, was caught in Arusha and whisked off to Dar-es Salaam where he was formally presented before Kisutu Senior Resident Magistrate Emilius Mcharau. Don, as he is popularly known, was not required to plead to the twocount of indictment because conspiracy to defraud and money laundering offences are handled exclusively by the High Court in Tanzania. The 34-year old businessman, who has been previously charged with…

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Kenya’s Wadongo teams up with Michelle Obama’s designer

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CNN hero 2010 finalist Evans Wadongo is in the United States for a three day exhibition this coming week that will help raise funds for his solar lamp project. The exhibition will feature 1,000 specially designed one of a kind lamps put together with help from Reed Krakoff, the man who crafted US First Lady Michelle Obama’s inauguration ball. Reed is known not only for clothes but other luxury items such as jewellery and a range of accessories. The collector items will be sold at the exhibition at Friedman Benda in New York, and it is hoped that the money…

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Kenya’s running pipeline to US schools is strong

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Growing up in a rural, Kenyan farming village six hours north of the capital Nairobi, Josephat Kipruto Koima figured an education would give him a better life. Koima, the middle of seven children, focused on his studies and excelled in math and science. He dreamed of becoming a pilot, not of the running careers that have given fellow Kenyans riches and international celebrity. But aviation is not offered in Kenyan universities and the cost of acquiring a pilot’s license is prohibitive. “For practical reasons, I just let it go,” said Koima. Then, he heard about the Kenya Scholar-Athlete Project (KenSAP)…

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