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Oscar Ayodi, Frank Wanyama make Kenya 7s squad for Las Vegas and Sydney.

The team leaves for Las Vegas on Saturday.

- Daily Nation - KE

Appeals Court to give directions on doctors strike Thursday.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 23 - The mediation team on the doctors' strike will Thursday morning appear before the Appeals Court to seek further directions and orders on the strike that is currently in its third month. This is after the team led by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights and Law Society of Kenya

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Kabogo seeks more time in Waititu's Sh50mn payment demand.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 23 - Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has asked the High Court to give him time to respond to a suit that seeks to order him pay his political rival Ferdinand Waititu a whooping Sh50 million as legal fees for a petition he filed against him. Kabogo told Deputy Registrar Sharon Mwayuli to

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Govt not liable for 2 missing South Sudan activists - court.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 23 - The High Court has exonerated Kenya's security agencies from blame over the disappearance of South Sudanese political activists Samuel Dong Luak and Aggrey Idris Izbon. Justice Luka Kimaru ruled that the disappearance of the two can only be as a result of a criminal act of abduction by persons ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Bodies of 4 men found in abandoned car off Nairobi-Naivasha highway.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 23 - Police have recovered four male bodies that were found in an abandoned car in Gitaru, off the Nairobi-Naivasha highway. According to officers, the men seem to “have been strangled before they were put into the saloon car and abandoned at the interchange.” The car had been at the site ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Suspect arrested in Mwingi-Garissa-Tana River border operation.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 23 - A suspect has been arrested and a gun recovered in ongoing operation at the Mwingi-Garissa-Tana River border where there has been clashes between communities over grazing fields that has left five people dead in the past three days. Police say that a major operation is ongoing in the area and

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Mediators given 7 more days to resolve health care crisis.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 23 - The Court of Appeal has granted the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights and Law Society of Kenya seven more days to bring the 81-day doctors' strike to an end. The mediators through lawyers James Orengo and Orao Obura reported that progress had been made on a number of issues

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Pupil gives birth outside private hospital in Mombasa.

The girl was turned away from public hospitals due to ongoing doctors' strike.

- Daily Nation - KE

Kenya: Blow to Bridge International Academies.

Ten schools owned by the edubusiness Bridge International Academies will have to close in Kenya because of low educational standards.

- Education International - BE

KCB to send home Kenya staff after Rwanda layoffs.

KCB Group has confirmed plans to lay off an undisclosed number of staff in its Kenyan unit to cut expenses.

- Daily Monitor - UG

Kenya's Censorship King: Head Of Film Board Accused Of Overstepping.

Ezekiel Mutua is the head of Kenya's film board. He's really just supposed to rate films and other media. But over the past year, he has undertaken a censorship crusade expanding his mandate into the Internet, music and even forcing the cancellation of a lesbian speed-dating event.

- NPR - US

Congress could block aircraft sale to Kenya

Five US lawmakers urge colleagues to stop deal as its cost is doubled from Sh20bn to Sh41bn

- Daily Nation - KE

Jubilee to go it alone in August polls

Chap Chap, Narc Kenya, DP and PNU have all poached JP aspirants.

- Daily Nation - KE

Barclays profit dips 12 per cent as bad loans surge to Sh11.4 billion

Barclays Bank of Kenya has reported a 12 per cent dip in net profit to Sh7.3 billion in the year ended December driven by a massive rise in non-performing loans.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

IBM's off-network weather app now in Kenya

American multinational IBM has launched a mobile application that will provide Kenyans with weather updates even when cellular networks are down.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Ex-chef earns good returns from online tourism guide

Eliud Ndung'u was constantly being bombarded with calls from friends seeking affordable accommodation in Mombasa where he was working .

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

The blind to access Internet on special public library computers

The Communications Authority of Kenya is equipping public libraries with computers that will allow visually impaired Kenyans to access the Internet.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Kenyans face hurdles in search for intellectual property rights

Learning institutions and major towns host an army of youth that comes up with tools to solve every day challenges.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Coffee records highest price this year at Nairobi auction

Coffee prices at the Nairobi auction have rebounded this week by nearly five per cent to hit the highest price recorded this year after declining last week.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Maize imports loom as stocks to last until May, says food report

Kenya is likely to face a maize deficit between June and July.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Kenyans abroad register 10 saccos for investments

Kenyans in the diaspora have registered 10 savings and credit co-operative societies to promote investments and savings culture.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Unilever signs oil supply deal with 500 Kenyan farmers

Unilever plans to engage 500 farmers in Kenya to grow canola, a plant whose seeds the company uses to produce its flagship margarine brand 'Blue Band.'

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Tuskys Supermarkets shuts down Nairobi's Sheikh Karume Road branch

Tuskys Supermarkets has shut down its branch on Nairobi's Sheikh Karume Road.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Uhuru pledges support for war-torn Somalia during swearing-in

President Uhuru Kenyatta made a surprise visit to war-torn Somalia and pledged continued support.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Sh1.3bn taxpayer burden for lighting 17 off-grid towns

Taxpayers are set to shoulder a Sh1.3 billion burden for Kenya Power  to continue offering electricity to remote zones in the north via expensive diesel generators.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Swazuri goes for land that Moi gave UAE Sultan Zayed

Muhammad Swazuri has ordered the United Arab Emirates to return to the Kenya Railways pension scheme a piece of land in Nairobi's Upper Hill area.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

US lawmakers ask Kenya to reconsider Sh43bn weapons deal

Five members of the US Congress are urging the Kenyan government to reconsider a proposed Sh43 billion purchase of 12 armed aircraft.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

The Two Rivers mall glorifies consumption. Why not celebrate production like that?

We need more producer activity from the private sector to lift Kenya to the middle income country envisioned in Vision 2030.

- Daily Nation - KE

Key to Kenya remaining least-toxic country

Policies should mitigate accelerate transition to use of clean energy.

- Daily Nation - KE

In solidarity with Somalia

President Kenyatta's visit demonstrates commitment to helping stabilise the country.

- Daily Nation - KE

Cop kills colleague, injures another before committing suicide

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 22 - An Administration Police officer shot dead his colleague on Tuesday night, injured another one before killing himself in Embakasi's Tassia area, within Nairobi County. The three officers were together in a bar, where a heated argument occurred before Constable Patrick Kihagi turned his gun on his ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Tuju hits out at mounting Jubilee defectors

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 22 - The Jubilee Party on Wednesday said it had not entered into any form of agreement with other parties that it would not field candidates during the party primaries to give way to 'affiliate' parties. Head of the Secretariat Raphael Tuju warned those decamping from Jubilee to parties assumed to be

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

NASA lays out agenda, to name flag bearer at later date

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 22 - The fight against corruption and the resolution of historical injustices will form a key part of the agenda of the Opposition National Super Alliance which has now been formalised. While reading a statement on behalf of his co-principals, Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetangula stated that if elected into ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Public varsities in limbo as pay dispute turns into tough test

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 22 - Lecturers in public universities have decried the lack of progress in the negotiation of a Collective Bargaining Agreement for the 2013-2017 cycle, blaming the Ministry of Education for lack of commitment to address their demands. While presenting a memorandum to the ministry Wednesday, Universities ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Uhuru attends inauguration of Somalia leader, vows continued support

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Feb 22 - President Uhuru Kenyatta Wednesday attended the inauguration of the new Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and pledged Kenya's continued support to the Horn of Africa country. President Kenyatta assured the new Somali leader that Kenya would remain steadfast in supporting efforts that ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Legal ailment for doctors' talks after revelations by ex-PS

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 22 - Negotiations to end the 80-day doctors' strike suffered a major setback after its legality was brought into question when former Public Health and Sanitation Principal Secretary Mark Bor confirmed that he signed the controversial Collective Bargaining Agreement after he had already left office in ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Nairobi city county loses billions to cartels: study

Nairobi City County loses billions of shillings to cartels in the informal settlements every year, a new study has revealed.

- TheCitizen - TZ

News24.com | Woman, 22, gang raped, slashed with panga and 'thrown under train'

A Kenyan woman, 22, was reportedly gang raped by two men who then slashed her with a panga, before tying her "with ropes to a railway track so that she could be crushed by a train".

- News24.com - ZA

Hull City to field 'just a few regulars' against SportPesa All Stars

The rest of the contingent left Nairobi early Wednesday morning.

- Daily Nation - KE

Kenya will pack a punch in World Cross Country Championships

My wish now is to see the same kind of competition being exhibited in the neighbouring Uganda come next month.

- Daily Nation - KE

US envoy Robert Godec challenges State to end food insecurity

US ambassador Godec says Kenya should support food-for-assets projects

- Daily Nation - KE

Resurgent Nandwa leads national series table

Nandwa is sitting at the top of the points table in this year's Kenya Amateur Golf Championship series.

- Daily Nation - KE

Two Rivers Mall adopts security system used during Trump inauguration

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 22 - During the inauguration of the world's most powerful man, US President Donald Trump, hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Washington as the world welcomed a new 'global' leader. For people living in volatile situations all over the world, the question was, how do you ensure each and every ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Cop kills colleague, injures another before committing suicide

  NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 22 - An Administration Police officer shot dead his colleague on Tuesday night, injured another one before killing himself in Embakasi's Tassia area, within Nairobi County. The three officers were together in a bar, where a heated argument occurred before Constable Patrick Kihagi turned his gun on his ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Uhuru attends Mohamed Abdullahi swearing-in

President Kenyatta attends the inauguration of new Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed.

- Daily Nation - KE

Tourism CS calls for Mombasa museum to showcase Swahili culture

Mr Balala laments that history-rich Mombasa lacks a museum where the fusion of culture between Swahilis and Arabs from Oman who came to trade in the 17th century could be showcased.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Senator Mbura defects to Alfred Mutua's party, to vie as MP

RABAI, Kenya, Feb 22 - Jubilee Nominated Senator Emma Mbura has defected to the Maendeleo Chap Chap party. Mbura who was received by MCC party leader and Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua, will now vie for the Rabai parliamentary seat. The seat is currently held by ODM's William Kamoti . Mutua urged the electorate to

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Progress report on doctors' strike talks to be presented in court

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 22 - A progress report on negotiations seeking to end the doctors' strike that is in its third month will be filed in court Wednesday. This followed a directive that a report on the outcome of the talks should be filed on or before February 23. The Kenya National Commission on Human

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Kenya's Opposition to sign, unveil coalition agreement

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 22 - The National Super Alliance leaders will Wednesday morning sign a power-sharing agreement that will see them forge a common front ahead of the August General Election. The deal to be signed at the Okoa Kenya Secretariat office is expected to spell out the formula for sharing top seats in case

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

US lawmakers urge Kenya to reconsider sh43b weapons deal

They say sh43b deal is overpriced and advise Kenya would benefit by exploring more options.

- Daily Nation - KE

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