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Nyeri County to launch sacco to empower widows

Widows residing in Nyeri will now have the opportunity to access loans from a tailor-made savings and cooperative society, beginning next month, Gender, Youth, and Sports CECM Esther Ndung’u has disclosed. Speaking to KNA on Tuesday, the officer said the Sacco, expected to be launched on June 28 this year, will act as a rallying call for widows to join...

Finance Bill 2024: Mudavadi says govt decisions will not always be popular

Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi is appealing to Kenyans to appreciate efforts being made by the government to ensure it runs its programmes and provides essential services to every citizen. Amid extensive debate over the contents of the Finance Bill 2024, Mudavadi, also the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign and Diaspora Affairs, noted that decisions made by the government in this...

National Assembly commences debate on Finance Bill 2024

The National Assembly has began debating the Finance Bill 2024 ahead of a crucial vote scheduled for Thursday morning. Finance Committee Chair Kimani Kuria moved the Bill, highlighting key provisions and changes made on the Bill. Speaker Moses Wetang’ula urged members to debate the contents of Bill from an informed position. “On Thursday morning, we’ll again sit on the Finance...

5 American Flag T-Shirts That Celebrate Cultural Symbolism

The Stars and Stripes is perhaps the most famous and instantly recognizable symbol on Earth. It embodied the history, ideals and soul of America. Wearing clothing that contains the flag a common way for many Americans to show their patriotism and pride in the country. There is a plethora of American flag-themed clothing but others are different and unique as...

Dispelling Myths and Misconceptions about Red Borneo Kratom In 2024

Red Borneo is one of the most common strains of Kratom. It comes from the deep central Borneo forest, found on an island shared by Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei. Red Borneo kratom has a distinctive broad green leaf with red veins, hence the name. You have come to the right place if you take kratom products or you intend to...

Opposition terms changes to Finance Bill insufficient, demands total withdrawal

Members of Parliament allied to Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition have poured cold water on changes announced by the ruling party on Tuesday on the contentious Finance Bill 2024. Speaking after a Parliamentary Group meeting of their own, the opposition lawmakers argue that the tax proposals that the government side has removed are insufficient. They insist that the best...

Governor Sakaja: Tenants to Pay Rent Directly to County for Unpaid Land Rates

The Nairobi County government has begun recovering unpaid land rates. Governor Sakaja Johnson chaired a County Executive Committee (CEC) meeting on Tuesday, authorizing caveats on all debt properties to block any transactions, including subdivision, amalgamation, and transfer. The cabinet decided that tenants of properties with pending land rates must pay rent directly to the county government until the outstanding rates...

Comedians to Pay Tribute to Fred Omondi in Special Event This Week

The Kenyan comedy fraternity will this week honor the late comedian and entertainer Fred Omondi in a special edition of Churchill Show at Carnivore grounds. The event, named Fred Omondi Last Laugh All Stars, is scheduled for June 21 at Carnivore’s Simba Salon. In a social media post on Tuesday, June 18, comedian Daniel Ndambuki, also known as Churchill, confirmed...

Man Found Guilty of Murdering Wife After Staging Her Suicide

Businessman Mutua Mwanzia has been convicted of murdering his wife, Mary Wanjiku Waweru, and staging the scene to appear as suicide. The verdict, delivered by High Court Judge Anne Ong’injo at the Mombasa High Court, marks a significant legal conclusion to a case that has been ongoing since 2016. The court found Mwanzia guilty based on circumstantial evidence, despite no...

Funds Availed To Hire All 46,000 JSS Intern Teachers on Permanent, Pensionable Terms

The government has assured that all 46,000 Junior Secondary School teachers will be employed on permanent and pensionable terms. Following a Parliamentary Group Meeting on Tuesday, National Assembly Finance Committee Chair Kimani Kuria announced that sufficient funds have been allocated for this purpose. “The PG was informed that adequate funds -Kes.18 billion – have been provided for the employment of...

Nairobi Policeman Attempts Suicide After Losing Loaded Pistol

A police officer has been hospitalized after attempting suicide following the reported loss of his service rifle. Inspector Charles Muriungi Koroneli, stationed at the Kariobangi South Police Post, reportedly consumed a pesticide at his residence in Rongai, Kajiado County. Koroneli’s wife, Edna Kanyiri Kithure, reported that her husband returned home and informed her about the loss of his loaded Ceska...

Kenya Set for Significant Role in Grammys Expansion Across Africa

Kenya has achieved a significant milestone in its creative industry as the Recording Academy, renowned for the prestigious Grammy Awards, has announced its expansion into Africa and the Middle East. This strategic initiative includes Kenya as a primary beneficiary, following a partnership between the Recording Academy and the Ministry of Sports aimed at enhancing the nation’s artistic talents through comprehensive...

Thwake Dam Project Reaches Final Stages Ahead of Schedule

The construction of Thwake Dam is on track for completion by December 10, 2024, following the final filling of its embankment area. Zachariah Njeru, Cabinet Secretary for Water, Sanitation, and Irrigation, witnessed the closure of the embankment area and noted that the dam filling is expected to span approximately two normal rainy seasons. The completion of the embankment sets the...

Operation Smile: Free Surgeries Offered to Select Patients at KNH

Operation Smile, in partnership with Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), will conduct a free surgical program this week aimed at treating patients affected by congenital cleft lip. Congenital cleft lip, occurring in approximately one in every 500 Kenyan babies, is among the most common birth defects. It results in a child being born with their upper lip or mouth incompletely formed...

Haiti Police Chief Meets with IG Koome Ahead of Deployment

On Tuesday, June 18, Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome met with Haiti Police official Joachim Prohete at the National Police Service (NPS) headquarters in Nairobi. The NPS stated that the two police chiefs, along with the Haitian delegation, discussed the upcoming NPS-led Multilateral Security Support Mission to Haiti. Joachim Prohete expressed Haiti’s reliance on Kenya’s support to address the...

US Embassy Program to Support 100 Women Entrepreneurs

One hundred women entrepreneurs will benefit from a training program supported by the US Embassy to grow and scale their businesses. The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Kenya program will provide these women with a 9-month training program and opportunities to explore international trade. Shakaria Buckson, regional public engagement specialist at the US Embassy Kenya, launched the sixth cohort of...

Justin Timberlake arrested on driving while intoxicated charge

Singer Justin Timberlake was arrested in New York for driving while intoxicated, local officials have said. The pop star was arrested and formally charged on Tuesday morning, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement. Timberlake was in Sag Harbor, an affluent village in the Hamptons, a popular summer destination for celebrities on Long Island. He was released...

“Calm Down” by Rema makes Afrobeats history in US

Rema’s Calm Down cannot stop making music history – the latest accolade for the hit by the 24-year-old Nigerian star is that it is now the most-streamed Afrobeats song in the US. It has become “the first Afrobeats song in history to earn over one billion on-demand streams in the US”, the music monitoring platform Chart Data has said on...

Farmers in Kitui County turn to commercial tree-growing

The policy decision that calls for growing of trees across the country in order to achieve the 15-billion trees goal by 2032 is seeing more farmers in the Arid and Semi Arid Lands counties take on Agro-forestry to take advantage of the policy direction. In Muti village of Kitui South Sub County of Kitui County a farmer, Jacob Mwanduka who...

Celebrities join protests as Eddie Butita faces backlash

Several Kenyan celebrities who attended the protests against the Finance Bill 2024 have been commended by Kenyans online. Stylised as #RejectFinanceBill2024, Tuesday’s protest is the latest example of digital activism in the country following #EndFemicideKE. Attributed online and in the media to Generation Z or Gen Z, the demonstrations were meant to highlight the punitive clauses within the bill such...

Kenya sets ambitious agenda for integrated HIV Care at Mombasa Summit

The HIV Service Delivery Integration Summit opened Tuesday in Mombasa with a focus on strengthening Kenya’s response to HIV/AIDS through enhanced collaboration and innovative strategies. Health Cabinet Secretary Susan Nakhumicha, in her virtual opening remarks, highlighted the critical role of integrated healthcare in combating the epidemic. CS Nakhumicha celebrated significant progress in reducing HIV infection rates and improving care for...

MCK condemns arbitrary arrests and attacks on journalists by police

The Media Council of Kenya (MCK) has condemned the arrests and attacks on journalists covering Tuesday’s protests in Nairobi’s Central Business district by armed police officers.     In a statement, the Council said it is dismayed that while journalists were relying on police to provide them with security in the line of duty, the security officers resorted to manhandling, harassing,...

Cohesion committee raises concern over skewed employment of female administrators 

The National Cohesion and Equal Opportunities Committee has raised concern over a small number of female officers serving in the provincial administration countrywide. The Committee, during the session chaired by Mwingi North Member Parliament Eng. Paul Nzengu, said the number of female chiefs and their assistants is fewer than their male counterparts. “During the public participation exercises the Committee conducted...

DP Gachagua departs for South Africa

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua will depart the country tonight, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, for Pretoria, South Africa. According to a statement,  the Deputy President will represent President William Ruto at the Swearing-in of Cryril Ramaphosa, following his re-election as the President of the Republic of South Africa. DP Gachagua will deliver a Congratulatory message from President Ruto to President Ramaphosa...

Twenty to face charges in KShs. 67 million tax frauds cases

Twenty suspects including directors of five companies are facing various tax fraud charges including the recently discovered ‘missing trader’ related tax evasion scheme. The KRA investigations recently completed reveal that 15 individuals and five companies committed various tax evasion offences with a total tax implication of KShs 66.7 million. In the ‘missing trader’ tax evasion scheme case, three directors of...

Commitee tables Finance Bill 2024 Report before National Assembly

The Report of the Finance and National Planning Committee on the Finance Bill 2024 has been tabled before the National Assembly. Second reading and debate on the Finance Bill 2024 will take place tomorrow Wednesday, June 19th 2024 during the morning and afternoon sessions as well as Thursday, June 20th 2024. The Report was tabled by the Chairperson of the...

Biden to give legal status to 500,000 undocumented spouses

President Joe Biden is set to announce a new policy that would protect hundreds of thousands of undocumented spouses of US citizens from deportation, according to administration officials. The issue of immigration has proven an election-year headache for Mr Biden, who recently issued a sweeping executive action to curb record migrant arrivals at the US-Mexico border. The new policy will...

Thwake Dam project hits milestone with completion of embankment area

The First phase of Thwake Dam is scheduled to be completed by December 10, 2024, following the final filling of its embankment area. Water, Sanitation, and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Zachariah Njeru, who witnessed the final filling and closure of the embankment area, stated that the filling of the dam is expected to take approximately two normal rainy seasons. The final...

Types of Casino Bonuses Available in Australia

The allure of online casinos goes beyond the thrill of the games themselves; it’s also about the enticing bonuses they offer. In Australia, where the online casino market is vibrant and competitive, operators provide an array of bonuses to attract and retain players. Understanding these bonuses can enhance your gaming experience and potentially boost your winnings. Types of Bonuses Offered...

Athi Water seeks bulk water license for Northern Collector tunnel

Athi Water Works Development Agency has applied to be a bulk water operator for the Northern Collector Tunnel Bulk Water Supply System, supplying to five Water Service Providers (WSPs) serving Gatanga, Kiambu, Runda, Two Rivers, Nairobi and Kiambu. The project will supply an additional 140 million litres per day of water to more than 1.2 million residents of Nairobi and...

President Ruto says Finance Bill 2024 has been adjusted accordingly

President William Ruto has lauded the move by the National Assembly Committee on Finance to announce a raft of changes to the Finance Bill 2024. According to the head of state, the withdrawal of some of the proposals hugely protested against by Kenyans demonstrates that the government he leads listens to its citizens. Ruto who commented on the matter after...

Grammys to support Kenyan artists with expansion in Africa

The Recording Academy, popularly known for the Grammy Awards has announced its expansion to some countries in Africa and the Middle East. This follows an agreement with “Ministries of Cultures and key stakeholders across the Middle East and Africa to collaborate on a framework to bolster the Academy’s presence and services in these rapidly growing music regions.” Kenya is among...

NCIC warns against rising ethnic hate speech on social media

The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has expressed concern over the escalating cases of ethnic hate speech on social media platforms. In a statement Tuesday, NCIC Chairman Samuel Kobia revealed that the commission has intervened in 95 cases of hate speech on social media this year alone. Kobia said majority of the cases appeared on the X platform (formerly...

IG Koome meets visiting Haiti police delegation

Kenya has once again reiterated its commitment to the upcoming Multilateral Security Support Mission to Haiti. The Inspector General (IG) of police, Japhet Koome who held talks with visiting Haiti police delegation at the National Police Service (NPS) headquarters, Nairobi hailed the collaboration that will help restore law and order in the Caribean nation. Kenya is set to deploy a...

Offer more incentives to investors, Governor Ndeti tells Govt

Machakos Governor Wavinya Ndeti has asked the National Government to offer more incentives to investors to prevent relocation to other countries. Governor Ndeti pointed out that some Investors had relocated to Tanzania in the recent past owing to unfavorable tax regime in Kenya. The Governor who spoke during the grand opening of Sinoma Roofing Kenya Ltd factory in Lukenya, Mavoko...

Over 170  to grace Sigona leg of KCB Golf Series

  An impressive field of over  170 golfers majorly drawn from Nairobi is set to participate in the 11th leg of the KCB East Africa Golf Tour at the Sigona Golf Course on Wednesday. Over the weekend, the four-ball of Patrick Kinyanjui, Lawrence Njenga, Nicholas Gathuru and Wallace Mwaura returned a combined score of 110 points to emerge as the...

Finance Bill Protests: US Embassy warns its citizens in Kenya

The US Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, has issued a safety alert for its citizens following protests over the Finance Bill 2024. In a statement on Tuesday, the US Embassy urged American citizens living the country to remain vigilant and aware of circumstances that may occur during the protests. It also asked its citizens to avoid large gatherings and be aware...

Mbappe suffers broken nose during France win

  Kylian Mbappe suffered a broken nose during France’s opening game at Euro 2024 but will not need immediate surgery. The French Football Federation said a mask will be made for their captain, but it is not yet known if he will play against the Netherlands on Friday. The 25-year-old forward was forced off during Monday’s 1-0 win over Austria...

LSK decries police crackdown on Kenyans protesting Finance Bill

The Law Society of Kenya has condemned the move by police to interfere with the peaceful protests organized by Kenyans in Nairobi on Tuesday over the Finance Bill 2024. The Society’s President Faith Odhiambo, in a statement, accused Nairobi Police boss Adamson Bungei of open disregard of notification of Tuesday’s protest from the organizers. She hit out at police for...

Embu Judicial staffs hold peaceful walk to mourn slain Magistrate

Embu Law Courts judicial staff and advocates on Tuesday morning held a peaceful walk to mourn the tragic death of Makadara Principal Magistrate Monica Kivuti who was shot on Thursday last week. Carrying placards with inscriptions “Stop the Killings Judicial Lives Matters” the staff walked from the Embu Law Courts along Embu-Meru Highway to Embu Town approximately half a kilometer...

Kakamega Commissioner warns against illegal sand harvesting, road encroachment

Kakamega County Commissioner Meru Mwangi has warned against sand harvesting along road reserves. Speaking during an inspection of road projects under the Annuity programme, the County Commissioner asked Chiefs and their Assistants to ensure the harvesters mine sand in designated areas that do not pose danger to residents. At the same time, he warned road encroachers to move from road...

Show in honour of Fred Omondi to take place Friday

Kenyan comedians will take the stage on June 21 at the Carnivore Simba Salon to honour the late comedian Fred Omondi. According to the police, he died at the scene of an accident that occurred near the Caltex Petrol station when a bodaboda carrying him collided head-on with a speeding bus. Mr Omondi died at the scene. “This Friday, let’s...

Government says contentious proposals in Finance Bill 2024 have been dropped

The ruling Kenya Kwanza Alliance on Tuesday confirmed that a majority of the contentious issues in the Finance Bill 2024 have been withdrawn. Addressing the nation shortly before the Bill in tabled in the national assembly in the afternoon, the Kenya Kwanza Parliamentary Group chaired by President William Ruto disclosed that they had listened to concerns raised by Kenyans on...

46,000 JSS teachers to be absorbed on permanent terms

It is a big win for over 40,000 Junior Secondary School (JSS) teachers who will now be absorbed on permanent and pensionable terms. This was announced Tuesday during a presser by the Finance Committee of the National Assembly after a Kenya Kwanza Parliamentary Group which President William Ruto at State House chaired. The PG was convened just hours before the...

Ruto convenes PG meeting ahead of tabling of Finance Bill

President William Ruto Tuesday morning convened a Kenya Kwanza Parliamentary Group (PG) meeting at State House, Nairobi. The PG comes hours before tabling of the Finance Bill, 2024 by the National Assembly’s Finance and Planning Committee. The ruling coalition is also expected to brief Kenyans on the meeting. Key issues include the contentious Finance Bill 2024 which has faced opposition...

England and France are Euro 2024 Favorites. Will One of Them Win?

The domestic football season is over, but there are still high-profile games to enjoy during the break because the 2024 UEFA European Championships (Euro 2024) are here! Running from June 14 to July 14 across Germany, Euro 2024 sees 24 of Europe’s best national teams compete in a month-long tournament for the right to call themselves European champions. All the...

Rainbow Six Siege: Explained

Ever wondered what exactly R6 Siege is? Well, in this article, we’ll explain that. We will cover everything you need to know about Tom Clancu’s Rainbow Six Siege, from how the game works to how to rank up, tiers, and even some valuable tips that will assist you in making progress in the game. But why would we do that?...

Discover the Ultimate Resource for Chinese Electric Cars

In the fast-paced world of electric vehicles (EVs), keeping up with the latest developments, technologies, and models is crucial. For enthusiasts, potential buyers, and industry professionals, ChineseElectricVehicles.com is your premier destination for comprehensive, up-to-date information on Chinese-made electric cars. Whether you’re looking for detailed reviews, the latest news, or insights into cutting-edge technologies, this website has it all. Here’s why...

How To Find The Authentic and Best Kratom Shops In New York?

It can be challenging to find real and best kratom shops in new york with such a variety of options available. Whether you are an experienced Kratom follower or just starting out finding its advantages, you must select the right shop for quality, safety, and a good buying experience. This article provides an exhaustive guide for New Yorkers who want...

Kenya moves closer to global family planning commitments

As part of its strategy to reduce maternal mortality, Kenya has selected four counties to intensify family planning among women. Data from the counties show that the country is already reporting an increase, six years before the 2030 deadline. Kenya Health Information System study shows early successes in Isiolo, Makueni, Kwale, and Kakamega Counties. The uptake of immediate postpartum family...

State steps up efforts to eradicate invasive species

The Government has rolled out a policy to eradicate invasive species in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas, Environment Cabinet Secretary Soipan Tuya has revealed. The CS speaking in Doldol, Laikipia North Sub County during the commemoration of World Desertification Day on Monday that is normally marked on June 17 annually said that invasive species were a major challenge and the government...

MPs to debate Finance Bill 2024 amid protests

All eyes are on Parliament this afternoon as the Committee on Finance chaired by Molo MP Kimani Kuria tables its report on the Finance Bill 2024. Kenyans who continue to express their displeasure with the Bill have asked MPs to shoot it down even as a section of civil society groups plan to stage a sitting outside Parliament. The activists...

CJ Koome Points a Finger at Ruto’s Office Over Makeshift Courtrooms

Chief Justice (CJ) Martha Koome has prohibited the use of makeshift structures as courtrooms following the shooting of Madaraka Law Courts Principal Magistrate Monica Kivuti on June 13, 2024. In a statement issued on June 17, 2024, Koome highlighted that the judiciary has consistently requested adequate resource allocation from President William Ruto’s officer to improve court facilities, but this request...

Cricket Betting Sites Not On Gamstop

In the United Kingdom, Cricket is one of the most popular sports known to its residents, and there is no shortage of punters gambling on the popular sport. Unfortunately, getting the best out of the gambling experience of Cricket doesn’t come as easy as watching it. Most UKGC-licensed betting sites have some form of restriction placed on them, to reduce...

Judiciary to observe National Day of Mourning Tuesday

Judiciary is today (Tuesday) observing National Day of Mourning to celebrate the life of Principal Magistrate Monica Kivuti who was shot during an active court.  Kivuti succumbed to gunshot wounds inflicted by a police officer on the 13th of June 2024 while holding an active court session at the Makadara Law Courts. According to Chief Justice Martha Koome the day will...

Parliament set to begin debate on Finance Bill 2024

The National Assembly will Tuesday start debate on the Finance Bill, 2024, with the report of the Finance and Planning Committee being presented for the second reading. And as Members of Parliament prepare to debate and vote on the contentious Finance Bill 2024, the nation is abuzz with activity both online and offline. Disgruntled Kenyans are mobilizing for a sit-in...

CJ Koome to lead Judiciary in mourning slain magistrate Kivuti

Judiciary is today (Tuesday) observing National Day of Mourning to celebrate the life of principal magistrate Monica Kivuti who was shot during an active court session in Nairobi. Kivuti succumbed to gunshot wounds inflicted by a police officer on the 13th of June 2024 at the Makadara Law Courts. According to Chief Justice Martha Koome the day will be observed...

From Silicon Valley to Silicon Savannah: climate expert Patrick Verkooijen on why this is Africa’s century

The University of Nairobi’s new chancellor says the continent has vast potential – but to realise the promise of AI and green jobs, rich countries must honour their commitments Africa has all the potential to meet pressing climate challenges with innovative solutions, according to one of the world’s renowned environmentalists. With its vast natural capital and youthful population, “this is...

Eleven dead and dozens missing in two shipwrecks

At least 11 people have died and more than 60 are missing as a result of two shipwrecks off the coast of southern Italy, rescuers say. German charity RESQSHIP said it picked up 51 people from a sinking, wooden boat and found 10 bodies trapped in the lower deck near the island of Lampedusa on Monday. In a separate incident...

Putin to visit North Korea for first time in 24 years

Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised North Korea for “firmly supporting” Moscow’s war in Ukraine, ahead of his first visit to Pyongyang in 24 years. Mr Putin is expected to arrive in the capital to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday. The two leaders last met in September at the Vostochny cosmodrome in Russia’s far east, but...

MPs Contemplate Removing Select Taxes and Levies in Finance Bill 2024

The National Assembly Finance and National Planning Committee is reportedly considering amendments to the Finance Bill 2024, intending to remove several tax proposals. These amendments encompass the elimination of contentious clauses, such as proposed taxes on motor vehicles, money transfers, internet services, the eco levy tax, and excise duty on bread and oil. Reports indicate that these revisions were prompted...

Ruto Issues Warning to Police After Fatal Shooting of Magistrate Kivuti

President William Ruto has urged the police to protect judicial officers following the death of Makadara Principal Magistrate Monicah Kivuti. The magistrate succumbed to gunshot wounds on Friday night at the Nairobi Hospital after a senior police officer opened fire in an open court in Makadara last Thursday, injuring three other officers. Fellow officers shot and killed the Officer Commanding...

Jowie Irungu’s Father’s Final Wish and Visions Before Passing

The family of the late Julius Mwangi Irungu, father to murder convict Jowie Irungu, has recounted their final moments and days with him before he passed away from cancer. Jane Irungu, Jowie’s sister, shared her last interaction with their father, noting that he frequently wept over his son’s conviction and wished to see him released from prison. Jane disclosed that...

Governor Waiguru Beats Fellow Women Leaders to Win Regional Excellence Award

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has been named Political Trailblazer of the Year at the East African Women of Excellence Awards. The awards gala dinner in Nairobi honored Waiguru for her exceptional achievements in leadership and her status as a woman of many firsts. She received recognition for excelling in politics, her efforts to bring change to the country, and her...

Scholarship and Loan Application Portal Opens Today for University and TVET Students

The Ministry of Education has announced the official opening of the application portal for scholarships and loans for students joining universities and TVET institutions on Tuesday, June 18. In a statement, Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) Ezekiel Machogu noted that the applications under the Student-Centred Funding Model for the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) cohort were initially scheduled to...

Akothee Calls Out Posthumous Hypocrisy: ‘Celebrate Me Now or Never’

Akothee voiced her frustrations regarding people who wait until celebrities pass away before showing them affection. Taking to socialmedia, the celebrity singer criticized the phenomenon where celebrities, including musicians and public figures, gain immense fame only after death. “Everybody is posting rest in peace, they are posting TBT, the photos they took together with the same person but not even...

Why Coast Governors Have Rejected Ruto’s Invitation to Discuss Muguka Ban

Governors from six counties in the Coast region have rejected an invitation from President William Ruto to discuss their stringent regulation of the miraa and muguka business. Jumuiya ya Kaunti za Pwani chairman Gideon Mung’aro, leading the governors, stated that they received an invitation from State House Nairobi to meet counterparts from Meru, Tharaka Nithi, and Embu to discuss the...

Judicial Officers Propose New Measures for Enhanced Court Security

The Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association (KMJA) and Kenya Judiciary Staff Association (KJSA) have expressed concerns about the safety of judicial officers in their line of duty. The jurists emphasized the need for prudent measures to ensure the safety of judges, following the unfortunate shooting of Justice Monica Kivuti while she was presiding over a case at Nairobi’s Makadara Courts...

Man Granted Permission to Remove Name from Child’s Birth Certificate Following Negative DNA Results

A Kisumu man successfully petitioned the court to remove his name from a child’s birth certificate after two DNA tests conclusively proved he was not the biological father of the nine-year-old minor. Justice Roselyn Aburili of the Kisumu High Court issued the directive, instructing the Registrar of Births and Deaths in Kisumu West to issue a new birth certificate for...

Peace talks tomorrow if Russia leaves Ukraine – Zelensky

Kyiv will hold peace talks with Russia tomorrow if Moscow pulls out of all Ukrainian territory, President Volodymyr Zelensky has said. But speaking at the close of a summit for peace in Switzerland, he said Russian President Vladimir Putin would not end the war and had to be stopped “in any way we can”, whether by military or diplomatic means....

CS Nakhumicha unveils new healthcare initiatives at SHA forum

Health Cabinet Secretary Nakhumicha Wafula has reiterated the government’s commitment to improving healthcare accessibility and quality through the Social Health Authority (SHA). Speaking at a media engagement forum organized by SHA in partnership with the Ministry of Health, she introduced a series of new healthcare initiatives aimed at enhancing standards and accessibility. These initiatives include a wide range of services...

Mombasa Governor Nassir welcomes amendments to the Finance Bill, 2024

Governor Abdulswamad Nassir has expressed support for the proposed amendments by the Departmental Committee on Finance and National Planning to controversial clauses of the Finance Bill, 2024, ahead of its tabling on Tuesday. Speaking at Ronald Ngala Primary School Grounds on Monday during the Eid-ul-Adha prayer, Governor Nassir urged MPs to prioritize the nation’s interests by considering public input on...

Parts of Kenya hit by torrential rain and deadly floods – video

In Kenya’s southern town of Mai Mahiu, a dam burst its banks, killing at least 42 people, authorities said. There has been heavy rain across east Africa driven by El Niño, a naturally occurring climate pattern usually associated with increased heat worldwide. Kenya’s government has said almost 200,000 people have been displaced and at least 100 people killed since March....

Dozens dead after dam bursts amid torrential rain in Kenya

Houses washed away and road cut off as dam collapses amid heavy rains and floods across country At least 45 people died when a makeshift dam burst its banks near a southern town in Kenya’s Rift valley in the early hours of Monday, police said, as torrential rains and floods hit the country. The disaster raises the total death toll...

Kenya flood death toll rises as more torrential rain forecast

Total deaths reach 76 and more than 130,000 displaced as weeks of flooding also affects east African neighbours Seventy-six people in Kenya have died because of flooding triggered by torrential downpours since March, the government has said, warning residents “to brace for even heavier rainfall”. Kenya and its east African neighbours have been battered by stronger than usual rain in...

Kenya’s ‘blood desert’: can walking donor banks and drones help more patients survive?

The national blood deficit is most pressing in places like Turkana, where malaria, anaemia and violence make heavy demands on transfusion services – and doctors are pinning their hopes on innovation In his small cubicle in Lodwar County referral hospital in north-west Kenya, Edward Mutebi, the technician in charge of the hospital’s blood bank, greets a nurse from the maternity...

TechScape: How cheap, outsourced labour in Africa is shaping AI English

Workers in Africa have been exploited first by being paid a pittance to help make chatbots, then by having their own words become AI-ese. Plus, new AI gadgets are coming for your smartphones • Don’t get TechScape delivered to your inbox? Sign up for the full article here We’re witnessing the birth of AI-ese, and it’s not what anyone could...

The truth about hair relaxers: in the US, lawsuits over cancer. In Africa, soaring sales

Despite criticism for the use of potentially harmful chemicals, companies are still selling the products around the world It was just before Christmas, and eight-year-old Gloria Moraa sat holding a mirror as her aunt painted her curls with chemicals that would straighten every strand. “All the young girls would get matching hairstyles for the holidays, and relaxers were fashionable back...

The ‘epilepsy warriors’ breaking down the barriers in Cameroon

Amid alarming rates of the illness, many living with it are seen as cursed. Now these myths are being challenged Courage Vidzengsi had her first epileptic seizure when she was eight. Jerking uncontrollably, she bit her tongue and fell to the ground at the children’s recreation centre. As her seizures became more frequent, her family took her from their home...

As a widow, I faced humiliation and stigma. Now I’m speaking up for others | Roseline Orwa

I’m working to help vulnerable women in my home country of Kenya, but millions around the world face deep-rooted injustices In February, Asenath Rotich became a widow, after the death of her partner, marathon runner and world record-holder Kelvin Kiptum, in a road accident. Unlike the majority of more than 8 million widows in Kenya, Rotich’s future is being provided...

‘It’s mission impossible’: fear grows in Kenya over plan to deploy police to Haiti

Deal to send hundreds of officers to Caribbean country amid spiraling gang violence is facing intense public and legal scrutiny Haiti’s raging gang insurrection has prompted growing concern in Kenya over plans to deploy hundreds of paramilitary police officers from the East African country on a UN-backed multinational mission to counter the violence. “If they come back in body bags,...

Students joining universities, TVETs to apply for loans from Tuesday

The application portal for scholarships and loans for students joining universities and TVET institutions will be officially opened tomorrow. In a statement Monday, Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu said the applications were due to open on Saturday, June 15, but the ministry pushed it forward due to Eid ul-Adha celebrations. Last July Machogu launched the Higher Education Financing (HEF) Portal,...

Trump found guilty in hush money case, becomes first ex-president to be criminally convicted

Donald Trump has become the first former US president to be criminally convicted. In a historic decision, a New York jury has found him guilty of falsifying business records to commit election fraud. The former president is set to be sentenced on 11 July – days before the start of the Republican National Convention on 15 July where Trump is...

Kenya begins public hearings into alleged abuses by UK troops

British soldiers stationed in Kenya have been accused of rights violations and offences including murder Kenya has launched public hearings into allegations of human rights violations and abuses of power by British troops based in the former colony. The British Army Training Unit Kenya (Batuk) is an economic lifeline for many in the central town of Nanyuki, where it maintains...

Refugee braves racist abuse to become Northern Ireland’s first black mayor

Lilian Seenoi-Barr, who arrived from Kenya in 2010, will make history when she receives chain of office in Derry Lilian Seenoi-Barr will make history on 3 June when she receives the chain of office at Derry’s guildhall and becomes Northern Ireland’s first black mayor. It will be the culmination of a personal and political journey that began in 2010 when...

Haiti gang kills US politician’s missionary daughter and her husband

Missouri state representative Ben Baker’s daughter and her husband were reportedly ambushed when leaving a church The daughter and son-in-law of a US Republican politician are among three Christian missionaries who have been killed by gang members in Haiti as it emerged that the long-awaited deployment of an multinational security force tasked with rescuing the Caribbean country from months of...

Kenyan special forces police to arrive in Haiti to help combat gang violence

An advance group of Kenyan officers, part of a larger UN-backed ‘support mission’ to stabilize Haiti, landed in Port-au-Prince Kenyan special forces police who have spent time battling al-Shabaab fighters in east Africa are expected to arrive in Haiti in the coming days, as the US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, warned the Caribbean country was “on the precipice of...

Nairobi to New York and back: the loneliness of the internationally educated elite

Every year, hundreds of Kenyans head off to study at elite universities in the US and UK. On graduating, many find themselves in a strange position: unable to fit in abroad, but no longer feeling like they belong back home It was 30 December and the girls were all in Kilifi. Bottles on the table, music piping through a speaker,...

‘I’ve only the clothes on my back’: lives swept away by floods in Kenya

People living in Nairobi’s Mathare slum fear that if catastrophic flooding does not bring down their homes, the government will Jane Kalekye trudges through the narrow muddy alley to her tin-roof house in Mathare, one of Kenya’s largest slums. Ever since the devastating floods that forced her out of her home last month, she and other residents who live by...

‘A colonial mindset’: why global aid agencies need to get out of the way

With the world’s humanitarian system in crisis, many NGOs now recognise that local charities can deliver much more at far less cost Before civil war engulfed her Ethiopian home region of Tigray in 2020, Tsega Girma was a prosperous trader who sold stationery and other goods. But when hungry children displaced by the conflict started appearing in the streets, she...

‘People think it’s just for emo or gothic kids’: the Kenyan metalhead leading a new wave of African rock

Martin Kanja, AKA Lord Spikeheart, covers everything from colonialism to his grandmother in music that mixes African culture with metal. He hopes to help more artists like him break through As a teenager, Martin Kanja spent countless late nights listening to heavy metal on a local radio show. The furious riffs, shrieks, growls and distorted sounds drowned out his angst....

Kenya floods: tourists evacuated from Maasai Mara after river bursts banks

Kenya Red Cross rescues more than 90 people from hotels and lodges as heavy rainfall continues Scores of tourists have been evacuated by air from Kenya’s Maasai Mara national reserve after more than a dozen hotels, lodges and camps were flooded as heavy rains battered the country. Tourist accommodation facilities were submerged after a river in the Maasai Mara broke...

Police recover 5 stolen cars, arrest main suspect in Kamulu raid

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have recovered 5 suspected stolen motor vehicles at a homestead in Kamulu. According to the DCI, the Monday morning joint operation also saw the arrest of the prime suspect, Salesio Njagi Kiura. Detectives started pursuing the suspect following a report made on June 10 regarding the theft of a car, Toyota Ractis...

IG Koome assures Judiciary of security

The National Police Service (NPS) has assured the judiciary of enhanced security following the tragic death of Makadara Law Courts Principal Magistrate Monica Kivuti. In a statement Monday, Inspector of Police Japheth Koome announced that the safety of judicial officers remains a priority to the service. While condoling with the family of the late magistrate, the police boss said NPS...

Angelina Jolie and Daniel Radcliffe win first Tony Awards

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has picked up his first-ever Tony Award at Sunday’s ceremony in New York. Radcliffe won the award for Best Actor in a Musical for his role in the revival of Stephan Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along. The play picked up a further three awards at the event which celebrates the best of theatre on Broadway....

Ruto directs police to heighten security for judicial officers after Magistrate’s death

President William Ruto has urged police officers to ensure adequate safety for all judicial officers following the tragic death of Makadara Law Courts Principal Magistrate Monica Kivuti. In a statement on Monday, President Ruto described attacks against judicial officers as criminal acts that undermine the rule of law. Kivuti was shot by a police officer while on duty at the...

Golf: Dancunson,Nyareru win NCBA Series leg at Karen

Home player Douglas Duncanson emerged as the winner of the seventh leg of the ongoing NCBA Golf Series at the Karen Country Club. Duncanson posted 41 points to beat a field of  191 that participated in the leg. He was closely followed by Robert Keter, who secured the runner-up position with 39 points. The Division One Ladies Category saw Sarah...

KWS urges Kenyans to protect crocodiles from extinction

As the World marks Crocodile Day, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is warning the reptiles are threatened with extinction. The organisation that conserves and manages Kenya’s wildlife cites habitat destruction, pollution, and poaching as the key overall threats while underscoring the vital role that reptiles play in the ecosystems. “Crocodiles play a vital role in their ecosystems, maintaining the balance of...

Patrick Kinyanjui and team win Limuru leg of KCB series

The four-ball of Patrick Kinyanjui, Lawrence Njenga, Nicholas Gathuru and Wallace Mwaura returned a combined score of 110 points to emerge as the overall team winners of the tenth leg of the KCB East Africa Golf Tour at the 18-hole Limuru Golf Course . The quartet beat their closest challengers Renaldo D’Souza, Rozita D’Souza, Hassan Ileli, and Kuziva Murigo who...