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Race for State House begins as Raila Odinga presents papers.

Opposition leader set to present ODM nomination certificate and address rally in Nairobi.

- Daily Nation - KE

When Kenya was ruled through 'fake news' peddled by State.

The trend began right from independence but gained notoriety during President Daniel Moi' reign.

- Daily Nation - KE

Parties' differences threaten to lock Kenya out of EALA.

Jubilee and the opposition cannot agree on the composition of members list.

- Daily Nation - KE

Get your act right now, we can't have a bungled poll.

Kenyans will be hoping the IEBC delivers on a credible election in 2017.

- Daily Nation - KE

South Sudan freed UN journalist held 2 years without charge.

NAIROBI, Kenya " South Sudan has released a United Nations journalist held for two and a half years without trial, the U.N. announced Friday.George Livio was arrested in August 2014 because of his work and was not charged with...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

President Kenyatta to G7: Time to listen to Africa's story.

TAORMINA, Italy, May 27 - President Uhuru Kenyatta came to the hilltop resort city of Taormina with a clear message to G7 -It's time to listen to Africa's story.' Speaking to Kenyan reporters at the Hotel Villa Sant Andrea soon after addressing the summit, President Kenyatta said he had laid the foundation on the prospects

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Morgue workers in Tanzania jailed for stealing drugs from corpse's stomach.

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 27 - Tanzanian police said Saturday that they had arrested two morgue employees in Dar es Salaam after they admitted to cutting open a dead man's corpse and stealing the drugs hidden in his stomach. “The two morgue workers admitted to cutting open the body” a week ago to take the drugs,

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

IG Boinnet warns against destruction of SGR infrastructure.

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 27 - Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has warned against vandalism of the Standard Gauge Railway infrastructure. Boinnet stated that any acts of destruction will amount to economic sabotage. He pointed out that tough action will be taken against anyone found culpable and indicated that they ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

IEBC appoints acting ICT director after sending Muhati on compulsory leave.

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 27 - The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has appointed Chris Msando, its Manager Data Centre and Infrastructure, acting Director of ICT. This followed the sending on a 30 day compulsory leave of James Muhati for failure to cooperate with the audit department. The Public Finance and ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

President Kenyatta invites Trudeau to Kenya, receives G20 invite himself from Merkel.

TAORMINA, Italy, May 27 – President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday held talks with G7 leaders focused on forging closer cooperation in trade, investment, security, technology-sharing and development. President Kenyatta held separate meetings on the margins of the G7 Summit in Taormina, Italy, with Japanese Prime Minister ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Independents free-for-all consequence of lax law: Kalonzo.

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 27 - Wiper Democratic Movement party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has acknowledged independent candidates pose a real threat to the major political parties. He told reporters on Saturday that parties were not prepared for the fallout that followed the primaries. ” Kalonzo said the Wiper party is looking ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Gideon Moi once again makes his 2022 Presidential ambitions known

NYERI, Kenya, May 27 - Gideon Moi on Saturday declared his 2022 presidential bid as having officially begun at a public rally where Maina Njenga launched his bid for the Laikipia senatorial seat on a KANU ticket. Speaking in Laikipia town, the KANU party leader Moi said that the bid to succeed President Uhuru ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE | Hunter-gatherers win battle against Kenya government

The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights Friday ruled the Kenyan government has violated the rights and freedoms of the Ogiek hunter-gatherer people by driving them out of their ancestral lands.

- - ZA

KCB floor Kabras Sugar to retain Enterprise Cup

KCB now have both the Kenya Cup and Enterprise Cup.

- Daily Nation - KE

African Leaders Join G-7 Summit to Discuss Migration

The second and final day of the Group of Seven leading democracies annual summit is under way in Taormina, Italy, with several African heads of state joining the talks. Host Italy wants to draw attention to the migration crisis and the dangerous Mediterranean crossings taken by tens of thousands of people looking for a ...

- Voice of America - US

Kenya Airways reports reduced losses in 2016 at USD99m

Kenya Airways reports reduced losses in 2016 at USD99m...


Ramadan Kareem, President Kenyatta wishes Muslim faithful

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 27 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a goodwill message to all the Muslim faithful around the world as the Holy Month of Ramadhan begins tomorrow. The President assured all Muslim faithful that Kenyans of goodwill stand with them at this time of sacrifice and purification. Our Muslim brothers and ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

President Kenyatta due to deliver 'long-overdue' address to G7

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 27 – President Uhuru Kenyatta is on Saturday expected to deliver a historic speech at the G7 Summit in Italy in what he describe as the long overdue inclusion of Africa in global decision making processes. President Kenyatta has been invited to speak on, the timeliness and challenges brought about by ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Freer, more prosperous Africa key to solving global problems, Kenyatta tells G7

TAORMINA, Italy, May 27 - It was a historic address and President Uhuru Kenyatta took the momentous occasion to make a compelling case for Africa, as leaders attending the G7 Summit in Sicily, Italy Saturday listened attentively. President Kenyatta told the summit that the G7 must step up its engagement with Africa to lift ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Hunter-gatherers win battle against Kenya government

The Ogiek, one of the last remaining hunter-gatherer peoples of east Africa, live in the Mau forest complex in the Rift Valley

- Daily Monitor - UG

Chief Kadhi announces start of Ramadhan

Mr Muhdhar said the moon was sighted in Mombasa, Malindi, Lamu, Wajir Friday night.

- Daily Nation - KE

Kenya inks pact to allow energy firms cross list on London bourse

It is the first such agreement between the LSE and the Kenya government

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Asian Kenyans Seek to Be Declared a ‘Tribe’ of Their Own

Kenyans of Indian and Pakistani descent, many of whose forebears helped build the nation, want to become the country’s 44th official ethnic group.

- International NY Times - US

Ogiek win battle against government

African Court rules Kenyan government violates rights and freedoms of the Ogiek.

- Daily Nation - KE

Solve society woes, don tells varsities

Mount Kenya University founder says universities will only be relevant when they solve problems.

- Daily Nation - KE

Sporting briefs

Stam: Reading manager Jaap Stam will stay at the club next season regardless of the result of Monday's Championship playoff final against Huddersfield Town, the Dutchman has said. I still have a contract over here. I'm happy over here. I love working with this team and these players,' Stam said. It would be great if we ...

- - MT

Legal victory for Kenya hunter-gatherers

A court blocks the Kenyan government's plan to evict hunter-gatherers from their ancestral land.

- BBC - UK

Day Mean Machine lads pulled off famous Kenya Cup win

Mean Machine have never been able to win the Kenya Cup again.

- Daily Nation - KE

Sharad Ghai, the man who revived Kenyan cricket

Kenya's sports fraternity must regretfully let Sharad Ghai go.

- Daily Nation - KE

Role of language in building inclusive Kenya

We become better, richer and inclusive through linguistic diversity.

- Daily Nation - KE

Kenyans on Twitter show sharp differences on economy

Education, which was sixth in last week's conversation, was second this week

- Daily Nation - KE

We must stop attacks and punish terrorists

Wave of explosions in northern Kenya represent worrying new form of terrorism.

- Daily Nation - KE

A Rugged Box Of Education Tech With Its Own Internet Connection, And Other World Changing Developing World Technology

Learn about the winner of the developing world technology category of Fast Company’s 2017 World Changing Ideas Awards–and the other innovative finalists. A lot of technologists have worked to wire up the world’s classrooms, but few can claim this: the ability to wire up more or less any school anywhere. ...

- Fast Company - US

It is do or die for Uhuru, Raila in August

Mr Odinga and Mr Kenyatta are scions of Jomo Kenyatta and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga.

- Daily Nation - KE

Kenya's Ogiek win land case against government

The Ogiek people, evicted from the Mau Forest since colonial times, have won a historic battle in African land rights.

- Al Jazeera - QA

A day for Africans to rise

Across Africa on May 25, thousands of people celebrated Africa Day, an event first marked in 1963 to honor the continent's liberation from colonial powers. The day was dubbed Africans Rising,' which hints at both its optimism and its grass-roots nature. Let this be the day that Africa starts having conversations of change ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Relief for presidential candidates as court outlaws some IEBC rules

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 26 - Presidential candidates will not be required to comply with some rules set by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission in order to vie in the August General Election. This follows a decision by the High Court to nullify sections of the Elections Act and requirements by the commission ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

ELOG to deploy 1,600 observers for its Parallel Vote Tabulation in August

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 26 - The Elections Observation Group intends to deploy 1,600 observers to monitor the General Election in August. ELOG National Coordinator Mulle Musau told Capital FM News during a media editors breakfast meeting on Friday that the observer group will deploy 1,000 observers to help it conduct a Parallel ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

President Kenyatta arrives in Italy, to deliver landmark speech at G7 Summit

TAORMINA, Italy, May 26 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived in Taormina Italy for the G7 Summit, which got underway Friday. President Kenyatta who is accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta landed at the Sigonella Airbase, in Sicily mid-afternoon. He then flew by helicopter to the Hotel Villa Sant Andrea where he is ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

IEBC receives over 10,000 KIEMS kits from Safran

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 26 - The ongoing preparations for the August 8 General Elections by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission have gone a notch higher following the arrival of more than 10,000 electoral kits from Safran Identity & Security, the supplier of the Kenya Integrated Elections Management Systems . Using ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Please have your job, Noah Wekesa tells Uhuru Kenyatta

Head of the Oversight Board of the Strategic Food Reserve Fund tells of pain of leading bootless State agency.

- Daily Nation - KE

Kabras 'underdogs' against KCB, says Cardovillis

Will Kabras Sugar finally get one over Kenya Commercial Bank?

- Daily Nation - KE

Prof Magoha: The 'buffalo' who tamed university students

Administrator and doctor's biography details his journey from the surgeon's theatre to the helm of UoN and Knec, Textbook Centre, University of Nairobi Bookshop, Prestige Bookshop, Savanis

- Daily Nation - KE

Daring German visitors enter Kenya Simbas den

Germany have predicted a tough but exciting test match against Kenya Simbas on Saturday.

- Daily Nation - KE

Visit Northern Kenya to appreciate Kenya's diversity

The sunrise was one of the most beautiful I have ever witnessed.

- Daily Nation - KE

Heartwarming story and photos of a baby elephant sanctuary in Kenya

"We take care of the elephants, and the elephants are taking care of us," says Rimland Lemojong, a Samburu warrior turned elephant caretaker.

- - UK

Exclusive: Somali police get first drones to combat Islamist bombings | Reuters

By Abdirahman Hussein and Katharine Houreld | MOGADISHU/NAIROBI MOGADISHU/NAIROBI A former U.S. The post Exclusive: Somali police get first drones to combat Islamist bombings | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

No win-wins in Kenya's modern-day voyages in search of work

For centuries, people and merchandise have traversed the Indian Ocean, giving life to economic and cultural exchanges between the people of the East African Coast and the Gulf. This set in motion inter-cultural encounters and the formation of diaspora communities. Fast forward to today, and a considerable portion of the ...

- Brookings - US

Ethnic vote?

Ethnicity, corruption, social media and more of your questions on Kenya's election.

- BBC - UK

Charlotte Attwood: The sex slaves of al-Shabab

Last year Salama Ali uncovered a secret - that the al-Shabab militant group was seizing Kenyan woman and turning them into sex slaves.

- BBC - UK