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US Senate passes Russia sanctions, sends bill to Trump

Washington, United States, Jul 28 - The US Senate on Thursday passed bipartisan sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, sending the package to President Donald Trump, who must decide whether to accept the tough approach to Moscow or veto the measure. The sanctions, which were approved on a 98-2 ...

First batch of presidential ballots land Monday as printing ends

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 28 - Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing LCC completed printing presidential ballot papers for the August 8 General Election Thursday night. The first batch of the election materials is set to arrive in the country on Monday according to IEBC Commissioner Roselyn Akombe who spoke ...

Hillary to explain 'What Happened' in new book

New York, United States, Jul 28 - Defeated Democratic White House hopeful Hillary Clinton promises to let her guard down and explain what happened in her shock electoral defeat to Donald Trump, including the mistakes she made, in a book to published in September. Publishers Simon and Schuster ...

Court bars MCSK from collecting music royalties

NAIROBI, Kenya Jul 27 - The Music Copyright Society of Kenya was on Thursday directed by the High Court in Kisumu to stop collecting royalties from music users and businesses. The court ruled the case in accordance with the Copyright Act as stipulated in the Constitution, which states that no person ...

Sugar not so sweet for mental health

Paris, France, Jul 27 - Sugar may be bad not only for your teeth and your waistline, but also your mental health, claimed a study Thursday that was met with scepticism by other experts. Researchers at University College London compared the reported sugar intake of more than 8,000 people in a ...

Matatu owners board Uhuru's bandwagon

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 27 - The Matatu Owners Association has endorsed President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election, saying he has an impeccable record that has led to the growth of the industry. The association's chairperson Simon Kimutai says the Jubilee Administration has provided an enabling environment ...

Women urge greater emphasis on their security during polls

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 27 -The government has been urged to give priority to the security of women before, during and after the August General Election. Several Non-Governmental Organisations came together Thursday to address the issues affecting women where they asked the government to deploy more ...

Kandie says 250,000 registered under Inua Jamii programme

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 27 - The East African Community, Labour and Social Protection Ministry has already registered 250,000 people aged 70 and above in the Inua Jamii programme. Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie has said this is against the 500,000 targeted in the process which commenced earlier in ...

Youths clash in Kisumu over 'Raila 10 year presidency'

KISUMU, Kenya, Jul 27 - A demonstration to advocate for ODM presidential candidate Raila Odinga's two terms in office if he wins next month's election was marred by chaos. One of the organisers who failed to introduce himself told Capital FM News that ODM head office was aware of the demonstration ...

John Kerry arrives in Kenya next week to monitor elections

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 27 - The United States has voiced concern about possible chaos in next month's Kenya General Election and is now urging key players to take steps to forestall a re-occurrence of post-election violence witnessed due to the disputed 2007 presidential results tally. Speaking during ...

Kidero wants probe into accounts during Mumias reign blocked

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 27 - Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero is in court to stop the Capital Markets Authority from investigating his personal bank accounts during his reign at the Mumias Sugar Company. In an urgent suit filed in court, Kidero wants the probe by CMA and the Director of Public Prosecutions ...

Party lists challenged before IEBC committee

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 27 - The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission's Code of Conduct Enforcement Committee hearing held Thursday was characterised by an avalanche of shouting, bubbling emotions and subtle threats. The Committee Chaired by IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati listened to ...

Jubilee made great strides in 4 years, President Kenyatta says

LAIKIPIA, Kenya, Jul 27 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has said the Jubilee government has in four years achieved what those in the Opposition could only dream of for the more than the combined 100 years they led government. He said the Jubilee Government has made great strides in development and ...

Sweden PM reshuffles cabinet over data scandal

SWEDEN, Jul 27 - Two Swedish ministers will leave the government in a reshuffle sparked by a huge leak of sensitive data, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said Thursday. Interior Minister Anders Ygeman, a political heavyweight in the centre-left government who reportedly knew about the leak but failed ...

Governors Lusaka, Nanok and Wambora leading, poll shows

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 27 - A new poll by Infotrak research and consulting gives four incumbent governors a commanding lead over their opponents. Migori's Okoth Obado , Turkana's Josphat Nanok , Bungoma's Ken Lusaka and Embu's Martin Wambora are projected to win the elections by 71, 77, 52 and 48 per ...

Sweden data scandal costs two ministers their jobs

SWEDEN, Jul 27 - Two Swedish ministers lost their jobs on Thursday over a huge leak of sensitive data that has rocked the fragile centre-left government. But Prime Minister Stefan Lofven vowed he would be staying on despite speculation he could call a snap election. Interior Minister Anders Ygeman, ...

Governors Lusaka, Nanok and Wambora leading, poll shows

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 27 - The latest opinion poll by Infotrak Research and Consulting has put Bungoma Governor Ken Lusaka ahead of his closest competitor Wycliffe Wangamati in the gubernatorial race for the county. According to the study carried out between July 15-17, Lusaka had 52 percent support ...

MP Sudi loses bid to stop prosecution over 'fake papers'

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 27 - Kapseret Member of Parliament Oscar Sudi has lost a bid to stop his prosecution over fake academic papers. High Court Judge Hedwig Ong'udi dismissed the legislator's application seeking to stop the charges over alleged violation of his fundamental rights. The MP has since ...

Traffic department set for reforms to curb graft, Uhuru says

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 27 - The government will reform the traffic police department to curb corruption as a move to lower transport costs, President Uhuru Kenyatta has assured. President Kenyatta said his administration is determined to streamline the transport sector to stop the increase of fares ...

7 die on the spot in Timboroa bus accident

NAKURU, Kenya, Jul 27 - Seven people died on the spot after the bus they were travelling in was involved in a road accident at Hill Tea in Timboroa, on the Great North Road. Police say victims in the 5.30am Thursday morning accident included four children and three adults. The area Police Chief ...

Lack of water treatment blamed for Kisumu cholera outbreak

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 27 - The Kisumu County Government says a breakdown of the water treatment plant at the Kodiaga Prison could have occasioned the cholera outbreak that left three people dead. Water County Executive Barack Abonyo said the prison facility will be given chlorine to help them in ...

St Augustine's Principal, 4 others charged over boy's death

MOMBASA, Kenya, Jul 27 - The Principal of St Augustine's Preparatory School in Mombasa is among five people charged with the murder of six-year-old boy who was crushed to death by the school bus. She was charged alongside the bus driver, school bursar, a mechanic and a conductor as recommended by ...

Amended Supreme Court Rules on presidential petition to be gazetted Friday

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 27 – The Judiciary will on Friday gazette its amended Supreme Court rules for the hearing of a presidential petition. This is aimed at enabling it better manage the 14 days accorded to it in the Constitution to hear and determine one. As stipulated in the constitution, an ...

Marsabit gubernatorial candidates summoned over chaos

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 27 - The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has summoned Jubilee's gubernatorial candidate for Marsabit County Mohamud Mohamed Ali and incumbent Governor Ukur Yattani over the chaos that broke in the area on Wednesday during President Uhuru Kenyatta's campaign rally. ...

Two German UN peacekeepers killed in Mali helicopter crash

Bamako, Mali, Jul 26 - Two German UN peacekeepers were killed Wednesday when their helicopter crashed as they were monitoring clashes in northern Mali, German and UN officials said. UN diplomats confirmed that the attack helicopter and the crew had been supplied by Germany to MINUSMA, the UN mission ...

Under pressure, Trump turns attention back to Clinton

Washington, United States, Jul 27 - Two chants emerged as hallmarks of Donald Trump's campaign rallies as he made his improbable run for the White House. One was “Build the wall!” and the other was “Lock her up!” The plan for a wall on the border with Mexico has been slow ...

China and India locked in high-stakes, high-altitude border row

Beijing, China, Jul 27 - A border standoff between Chinese and Indian troops on a remote Himalayan plateau has heightened long-standing tensions while ensnaring a tiny kingdom, Bhutan, between the two nuclear-armed powers. The row has festered for more than a month as India and China refuse to back ...

We've changed face of Northern Kenya, President Kenyatta says

MARSABIT, Kenya, Jul 26 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has said the Jubilee Government has changed the face of northern Kenya unlike previous administrations that did little for the region. The President said the Jubilee Administration has a genuine concern to solve the problems facing the people of the ...

President Kenyatta commissions Sh42bn Isiolo-Moyale road

MOYALE, Kenya, Jul 26 - President Uhuru Kenyatta Wednesday commissioned the Sh42 billion Isiolo-Moyale road which connects Kenya to Ethiopia, the second most populous country in Africa. The Isiolo-Moyale highway is a key plank of the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Corridor Project. The road project ...

IEBC, presidential candidates agree on agents at polling stations

NAIROBI, Kenya Jul 26 - The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and representatives of presidential candidates have reached consensus on the number of agents who will be accredited to monitor the presidential tallying of votes in next month's General Election. IEBC Chairman Wafula ...

4 counties identified as cholera hotspots

MACHAKOS, Kenya, Jul 26 - The Ministry of Health has identified four counties as major cholera hotspots. The counties are Nairobi, Machakos, Garissa and Kisumu. Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu says they have sought international help from the World Health Organisation and Kenya Red Cross to ...

Want to avoid cholera? This is how to…

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 26 - With the number of counties listed as cholera hotspots now up to four, it is important to know how to protect you and your family from the disease. The first thing to know is that cholera is a bacterial infection of the intestines spread through contaminated food or water. ...

Wait for Kenyans' verdict on August 8, politicians told

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 26 - Religious leaders and elders have urged the two leading political camps to cool down temperatures by desisting from making remarks that suggest they are the outright winners even before elections are held. Canon Peter Karanja, the Secretary General of the National Council of ...

Eight dead in Lagos building collapse

Lagos, Nigeria, Jul 26 - Eight people were killed when a four-storey building collapsed after heavy rains in Nigeria's commercial hub of Lagos, the emergency services and witnesses said on Wednesday. Ibrahim Farinloye, a spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency , said the collapse ...

Court suspends Sh500,000 IEBC fine against Akaranga

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 26 - The High Court has suspended a decision by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to fine Vihiga Governor Moses Akaranga Sh500,000 for breaching the electoral code of conduct. Judge George Odunga issued the temporary order pending hearing of Akaranga's appeal on ...

China to change state-owned firms into corporations

Beijing, China, Jul 26 - China said Wednesday it would move to transform all state-owned companies into corporations by the end of this year, as part of efforts to reform the sclerotic industrial giants. China has pledged for years that it would take steps to reform the centrally-run businesses, ...

Diplomats urge Kenya to ensure free, fair and credible polls

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 26 - Members of the diplomatic corps in Kenya on Wednesday met with Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi, where they raised their concerns ahead of the next month's General Election. The diplomats urged the government to ensure they facilitate the Independent Electoral ...

Presidential poll results to be released at once, not intervals - IEBC

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 26 - The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has said it will not announce presidential election results at regular intervals as they stream from constituencies into the tallying centre. IEBC Chief Executive Officer Ezra Chiloba they will only make one official ...

Governors want IEBC to publish ballot quantities, serial numbers

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 26 - The Council of Governors wants the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to publish the quantity and serial numbers for gubernatorial ballot papers for each polling station in all counties. In a statement, CoG Chairman Josphat Nanok stated that the Commission ...

Principal, 4 others oppose murder charge over death of pupil

MOMBASA, Kenya, Jul 26 - The principal of St Augustine Preparatory School in Mombasa and four other people have been charged with the murder of a six-year-old pupil who was crushed to death by a school bus last week. The accused through their lawyers have opposed the charges, saying they are too ...

UK to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040: report

London, United Kingdom, Jul 26 - Britain will outlaw the sale of new diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040 in a bid to cut air pollution, the government was set to announce later Wednesday. Enviroment minister Michael Gove is due to present the government's keenly-awaited 3 billion air

How useful are opinion polls? experts weigh in

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 26 - When Infotrak and Ipsos both released opinion polls on Sunday, July 23, 2017 but gave different results for the presidential race, opinion was varied. Ipsos placed Uhuru Kenyatta at 47 per cent while Raila Odinga followed him at 43pc with the undecided vote standing at 5pc. ...

Scientists divulge latest in HIV prevention

Paris, France, Jul 26 - A far cry from the 1990s “ABC” campaign promoting abstinence and monogamy as HIV protection, scientists reported on new approaches Tuesday allowing people to have all the safe sex they want. Moving away from the message to “Abstain, Be faithful, ...

Uhuru still bitter over 2013 media 'mistreatment'

NYERI, Kenya, Jul 25 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has defended his decision to skip Monday's presidential debate where he was expected to have a face-off with National Super Alliance candidate Raila Odinga. President Kenyatta who largely spoke in mother tongue during his Nyeri county campaign tour ...

Four killed, one injured in Nyeri accident

NYERI, Kenya, Jul 25 – Four people were killed and one injured in a grisly road accident along the Nyeri-Nyahururu highway near the Deadan Kimathi University of Technology. A lorry is said to have rammed into the three vehicles killing three people instantly. According to Julius Kavala who was ...

Sailors bar director charged with sacking guard over HIV status

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 25 – A director of a city restaurant has been charged in court for allegedly sacking a watchman three years ago over his HIV status and declining to pay him his dues. Simon Njuguna Macharia of Sailors Bar and Restaurant, located in Nairobi's Hurligham area was arraigned before ...

Uhuru glad he skipped presidential debate

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 25 – President Uhuru Kenyatta now says he doesn't regret not taking part in Monday's presidential debate though he admits he watched his opponent Raila Odinga. Speaking in Nyeri County which he is currently traversing in a vote hunting mission, he says real issues were not ...

Mangiti loses bid to stop prosecution in NYS case

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 25 – Former Devolution PS Peter Mangiti has lost a bid to stop his prosecution in the Sh791 million NYS case. Judge Hedwig Ong'undi declined to quash the criminal proceedings saying the High Court has no jurisdiction to evaluate evidence linking him to the scam. According to ...

Uhuru targets 30 counties, 200 stops in final campaign blitz

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 25 – President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto have embarked on an intensive twelve-day campaign blitz that will see them traverse over 30 counties before holding a final rally in Nairobi on August 6. In day one of the countrywide visits on Tuesday, Kenyatta will ...

President Kenyatta boycott of debate elicits mixed reactions

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 25 – Kenyans were glued on their television screens on Monday waiting for the much anticipated second tier presidential debate pitting the incumbent, Uhuru Kenyatta and his main challenger, Raila Odinga. The failure by Kenyatta however, not to show up for the debate has ...