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Chaos in Parliament as MPs disrupt security Bill debate

Details Speaker Justin Muturi forced to suspend sitting until 2.30pm after shouting and jeers disrupt proceedings in the chamber....

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Heavy police presence at Parliament ahead of security law debate

Details Police in anti-riot gear and dogs are stationed around Parliament....

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Death toll in Makongeni building collapse rises to 4

Details Kenya Red Cross reported three bodies were retrieved from the rubble on Wednesday night....

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Jubilee and Cord headed for clash on security law

Details Parliament could be the scene of heated debate Thursday after agreed changes to the controversial Bill on security were left out of a copy of the Order Paper given to the Press last evening....

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Raila rules out direct ticket in Homa Bay

Details The ODM candidate for the Homa Bay senatorial seat will be decided through a popular vote after the High Court handed the party 10 more days to settle on a torchbearer....

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Policeman guns down four others and self

Details An officer in Butere shot his four colleagues and a civilian dead then killed himself allegedly in anger at the announced visit by his wife at the police camp....

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Glowing tributes at Kamotho burial

Details Politics took a back seat as leaders and mourners paid glowing tribute to former Cabinet minister and Kanu secretary-general Joseph Kamotho....

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Vera Sidika and OLX most searched on Google trends

Details Kenyans could be warming up to online shopping, after a company that offers the service was ranked the most searched by Google this year....

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Board to buy maize at Sh2,200

Details The cereals board will now buy maize from farmers at Sh2,200 per bag, Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Felix Koskei has said....

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Lawyers call for changes in Bill

Details Lawyers have called for the amendment of the security Bill, saying it infringes on rights guaranteed by the Constitution....

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Houses torched as police evict 300 families from airport land

Details More than 300 families in Taita Taveta-County have been left homeless after goons hired to evict them from a 400-acres of land torched their houses....

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Global lender releases Sh18bn for Kwale dam

Details The World Bank has released $200 million (Sh18 billion) to build Mwache Dam in Kwale....

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8,000 boda boda riders form Sh5m cooperative

Details More than 8,000 boda boda riders have formed a sacco in Muranga and mobilised Sh5 million in savings....

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City Hall’s bid to boost its coffers stalls over recess

Details Plans by City Hall to increase revenue collection by introducing new levies are on hold as the county assembly went on recess before debating the Finance Bill....

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Villagers free four who tried to  circumcise a 10-year-old girl

Details More than 100 villagers stormed a police station and freed four people arrested for attempting to circumcise a 10-year-old girl....

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Four men shot dead in dispute over woman

Details Four people were shot dead after a disagreement over negotiations on marital fine at Lokichoggio....

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Party boasts of numbers to pass Bill

Details Jubilee MPs will bank on their majority in Parliament to pass the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014, today, Ainamoi legislator Benjamin Lang’at said Wednesday....

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Githu fends off critics of legislation

Details The Attorney-General Thursday said the Security Bill was in the hands of lawmakers, and he trusted them to make the right decision....

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Police name terrorism suspects

Details A Kenyan Al-Shabaab commander led the band of terrorists that killed 64 people in Mandera, police say....

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Envoys back bid to amend laws on terror

Details Diplomats from the US, Canada, Australia and the European Union Wednesday supported the amendments to the security laws proposed by the government to deal with terrorism....

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Charities admit flouting the law

Details Two blacklisted NGOs in Coast have defended their work but admitted failure to submit annual returns....

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Couples risk losing benefits in new law

Details Couples who have not formalised their marriage now risk losing benefits they enjoy at work....

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Ex-publisher sues State over torture

Details A former magazine publisher has sued the government for alleged harassment and torture during President Moi’s regime....

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Families trapped as flat caves in

Details Several people are feared dead after a five-storey building under construction collapsed in Makongeni Estate in Nairobi, early Wednesday....

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Rwandan genocide court shuts after 20 years and $2bn spent

Details After two decades of work and 61 convictions at a cost of nearly $2 billion, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda shuts up shop amid criticism but at least with some justice served....

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Resign now, Zambian ministers tell acting President Guy Scott

Details A majority of Zambia's Cabinet ministers called on acting president Guy Scott to step down Wednesday, as faction fighting erupted in the ruling party ahead of elections next month....

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UN and DR Congo re-launch hunt for militants blamed for massacres

Details Democratic Republic of Congo and UN forces are renewing a hunt for Ugandan rebels in a corner of the DRC's restive east who are blamed for slaughtering 260 local people, officials announced Tuesday....

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Shh...: Be careful what you say in Egypt under al-Sisi

Details Police are back on the streets in full force, plus a band of loyal ‘citizen informants’...

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M23 ex-rebels break out of Uganda camp

Details About 1,000 former fighters from a Democratic Republic of Congo rebel group broke out Tuesday from a camp in Uganda where they were being held as soldiers were trying to repatriate them, the Ugandan army said....

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Tenants had planned to move out, say survivors

Details Families that lived in the building that collapsed yesterday in Makongeni say they had planned to move out by tomorrow due to its poor state....

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Parents to pay for school buildings

Details Parents have been asked to meet the costs of providing laboratories, classrooms, libraries and dormitories in schools in a move that could deal a body blow to the free primary education programme....

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Youths arrested in mosque raid to be held in jail

Details Five youths will be detained at Shimo la Tewa Prison to await a ruling on their bail application on charges of having explosives....

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Kenyans warned over deals on Libyan assets due to fraud risks

Details Kenyans have been warned against entering into deals involving Libyan assets in the country....

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Governors: Senate can’t audit us

Details Governors and senators locked horns Wednesday over powers to summon the county bosses for questioning on the use of devolved funds....

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Wilson Sossion threatens industrial action over SRC stand on allowances

Details Unionist says decision was arrived at without public participation, declares it null and void....

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85,000 tutors needed to ease shortage

Details The education sector requires about 85,000 additional teachers to address shortage in public primary and secondary schools....

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Tibetan burns himself to death in China: reports

Details A Tibetan has died after setting himself on fire to protest at China's rule of the Himalayan region in the first self-immolation for three months, a rights group and overseas media said Wednesday....

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EU court strikes Hamas from terror blacklist

Details The original listing in 2001 was based not on sound legal judgements but on conclusions derived from the media and the Internet, the General Court of the European Union said in a statement....

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Police name alleged Al-Shabaab commanders

Details Dispatch from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations requests public to provide information....

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35,000 children in Mombasa do not go to school

Details At least 35,000 children in Mombasa do not attend school as result of poverty and only 55 per cent make it to secondary school....

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EALA speaker Margaret Nantongo Zziwa removed from office

Details Dr Zziwa's removal was endorsed by two-thirds of the elected members of the House....

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Govt threatens sanctions against South Sudan leaders

Details Foreign Affairs CS says peace talks should not go on forever....

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Govt urges South Sudan leaders to hasten peace talks

Details The Kenyan government has urged the warring South Sudan leaders to hasten ongoing peace talks....

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Father of girls raped in Tana River arrested

Details Family member alleges police cover-up....

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26 injured after bus veers off Narok-Mai Mahiu road

Details Twenty six passengers were Tuesday evening injured when a bus hit an electric pole near Suswa Trading Centre....

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Blogger Robert Alai charged with undermining President Uhuru Kenyatta

Details Prosecutors say man's Twitter post was aimed to bring into contempt the lawful authority of the President....

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Livestock farmers benefit from new disease control tool from Icipe

Details Smallholder dairy farmers have started benefiting from a new disease control tool from Icipe....

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KCPE results to be released on December 29

Details Schools will not be ranked this year according to their KCPE performance....

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Raila Kwale attack case to be heard in March 2015

Details A case in which a man has been charged with whipping Cord leader Raila Odinga has been postponed yet again....

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Officials begin enforcing 50kg potato packaging rule

Details Potatoes are now being packed in 50kg bags in the county and those who do not are being arrested....

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