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US, UN condemn Mandera attack

Details The US and UN have condemned Saturday’s attack on a Nairobi-bound bus by Al-Shabaab....

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When Uhuru Kenyatta pulled fast move in TV debate to surge ahead of the pack

Details Kenyans believed that all the eight presidential candidates, including Mwalimu Abduba Dida, were fit to become President....

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Nurses’ union calls off strike

Details Nurses have called off their strike that was to begin today, following a court order....

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How Raila brokered deal on top ODM jobs

Details It was ODM leader Raila Odinga’s personal intervention that culminated in Saturday’s agreement....

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Arsenal fan loses his ear in brawl

Details He was treated at Kisumu East District Hospital....

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Scrap CDF, governors now demand

Details The Constituency Development Fund is among the kitties governors want abolished....

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Man arrested over mosque takeovers

Details He was arrested on Saturday evening in Majengo and was locked up, said Mr Marwa....

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Kajwang’ to be given grand burial

Details At least 40 bulls and 100 goats and sheep will be slaughtered during the funeral....

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Oyombra quizzed over bribes scandal

Details The anti-graft agency has questioned the man at the centre of the “chicken scandal”....

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DP says over 100 raiders in deadly bus attack killed

Details Mr Ruto said that Kenyan forces pursued the terrorists across the border into Somalia....

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Driver: I was ordered to alight after bus got stuck, then I heard screams and shots

Details The driver of the bus, Mr Abdi Hassan, said that he left Mandera with 59 passengers around 4am....

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Otieno Kajwang to be given grand burial

Details Homa Bay governor Cyprian Awiti says the burial will be a State function....

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Tunisia votes in landmark presidential election

Details Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa hailed the vote....

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Villagers dismiss rape claims

Details A number of officials of the Darfur Regional Authority (DRA), local officials and tribal leaders from the area took part in the demonstration....

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Iran in talks over nuclear deal

Details It could end a 12-year standoff that has even raised the prospect of Israeli military strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities....

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British firm inflated prices of electoral materials ‘to raise bribe cash for bosses’

Details Prosecution says bribe to one of the players in deal was disguised as ‘commission’....

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UN volunteer to Sierra Leone leaves France after recovering from Ebola

Details The group includes doctors, nurses, clinicians, psychiatrists and emergency medicine consultants....

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Tension high after raiders kill four in attack on village

Details About 200 camels and an unknown number of sheep and goats were driven away along the porous border....

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Dongo Kundu works set to start in January

Details Already, two contractors have been short-listed and the winner will be announced in two weeks, the PS said....

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Middlemen fleecing farmers, says MP

Details The lawmaker said farmers are being fleeced since the National Cereals and Produce Board depots are closed....

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Kisumu to face Lake Victoria in new plan

Details The Kisumu Integrated Strategic Urban Development (Isud) plan will soon be taken to the County Assembly for debate....

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Knut directs teachers working in North Eastern to return home

Details Teachers who are not residents told to return home....

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Mandera Governor Ali Roba calls for security overhaul

Details Ali Roba accuses security personnel of failing to take attacks seriously....

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Security tight in Mandera churches after bus attack

Details Most faithful stayed away from the churches despite presence of heavily armed security personnel....

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Kenya National Union of Nurses calls off Monday strike

Details Kenya National Union of Nurses has called off a nationwide strike set to start Monday....

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22,000 schools to get electricity next year ahead of laptop project

Details All the 22,000 primary schools in the country will be supplied with power by end of 2015....

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ODM picks new leaders pending NGC approval

Details Mr Ababu Namwamba has been named the secretary general with Senators Elizabeth Ongoro and Agnes Zani as the deputies....

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Scramble for Kajwang’s positions begins in earnest

Details During the meeting last week of ODM leaders in Oyugis chaired by Mr Odinga, the Ogindo group was conspicuously absent....

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Clerics afraid of taking over mosques for fear of victimisation

Details The uncertainty has caused some clerics to flee to neighbouring Tanzania....

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Kajwang’ death a loss beyond words

Details Being a former student leader myself, he wanted to engage me on a number of issues....

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Governor Roba had warned of imminent attack

Details He accused police of downplaying attacks in the county over the past 40 days instead of taking firm measures to contain them....

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Gunmen kill 28 in morning of terror

Details Following the attack, the Deputy President chaired a crisis security meeting at the airport Saturday evening....

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Security agencies mobilised to hunt down killers, says Ruto

Details The Deputy President called for cooperation between the public and security agencies and warned leaders against politicising security matters....

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Will Uhuru act against Chirchir?

Details The dilemma is political as well because Mr Chirchir is one of Deputy President William Ruto’s most important allies....

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Ebola spreads further in Mali as UN warns world far from victory

Details Mali announced Saturday a new case of Ebola in a man who is fighting for his life in an intensive care unit in the capital Bamako....

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Parking lot case goes to appeals court

Details City Hall also contended that no permission could be granted to develop the land on account of its size....

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Survivor says Al-Shabaab gunmen fired in jubilation after Mandera executions

Details One of passengers who survived the attack said the masked gunmen fired shots in jubilation from G3 rifles, AK47s, pistols and light machine guns...

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Who owns USIU? House opens probe amid claims of tax evasion

Details Making the announcement this week, Chancellor Dr Manu Chandaria said he has convened a committee to find a new vice-chancellor....

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Hand over drug suspects to us, US tells Kenya

Details The US embassy in Nairobi wrote to Kenya on November 10 requesting the arrests....

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Military strongman Zida names his interim Cabinet

Details Burkina Faso army strongman and new Prime Minister Isaac Zida is set to name his ministerial team, amid fears of continued military influence over the phased return to democratic rule....

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Ruto’s team faces off with tough witness

Details The prosecution largely ensured what witness P-0800 said was in open court, though there were several closed-door sessions during the cross-examination....

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Appoint parties registrar, leaders tell Parliament

Details Party administrators argue the absence of a registrar has led to an upsurge in wrangles pitting party leaders and members....

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Ruto orders recruitment to check TNA sway

Details But the move may be interpreted within TNA quarters as meant to counter its ongoing recruitment of youth, a claim URP denies....

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Opponent faked death to win Gatundu seat

Details His main challenger was the unheralded Moses Mwihia. Everything looked fine. Kenyatta had run an impressive campaign....

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How Mudavadi fell prey to the 2012 Uhuruto and Jubilee power schemes

Details Mudavadi was all ears. He was told he had a national appeal and would therefore be supported in his bid for presidency....

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Raila ‘sidelines’ allies to stem dissent in party

Details Many in the party believe this was the faction favoured by Mr Odinga over the rival camp led by Budalang’i MP Ababu Namwamba who was also eyeing the seat....

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Coast scholars slam ‘economics without politics’ growth model

Details He noted that race, ethnicity and attitudes merge in unpredictable ways with ideas about the influence of politics and the voting patterns in the elections....

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Sudan state TV dictates dress code

Details Sudanese state television has ordered all its female presenters to change their appearance and not wear “indecent dress.”...

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Governors vow to press on with referendum campaign

Details He said government might either infiltrate the Bill to deny counties more cash or throw it out altogether....

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Barack Obama vows to effect immigration reforms

Details US President Barack Obama staunchly defended his unilateral move to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation Friday...

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