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UN may withdraw from Somalia, envoy warns

Details Al-Shabaab remains “a determined, ruthless enemy with quite a lot of capability” despite its recent loss of territory, a top UN envoy for Somalia has said....

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Munya blames Nema for constructions on wetland

Details Meru governor Peter Munya has accused of incompetence for failing to stop constructions on a wetland....

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Russia warns against attacks on its interests

Details Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Moscow will respond if Russian citizens in Ukraine are attacked....

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Burundi leader praises Amisom forces in Somalia

Details African Union troops have made significant progress in the war against Al-Shabaab, Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has said....

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Kenya on the spot over human rights record

Details Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta's first year in office has been marked by a string of "worrisome cases" of rights infringements and by rampant impunity, two rights groups have said....

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Zimbabwe softens stand on foreign company seizure

Details Zimbabwe says it will no longer force foreign owned banks to cede majority of their shares to locals...

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Truck driver and loader die in Ntulele accident

Details A Driver and his loader were Wednesday morning burned beyond recognition in an accident at Ntulele along Narok-Mai Mahiu road....

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Search for doomed plane continues in Indian Ocean

Details The mini-submarine searching the depths of the Indian Ocean for wreckage ended its ninth mission empty-handed....

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2,000 families evicted from forest land in Tana River

Details More than 2000 families from Mkoma Mmoja village in Tana River County have been evicted from a piece of land claimed to be under the Nairobi Conservancy area....

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Govt, banks plan to reduce money transfer costs for Kenyans in Diaspora

Details The government will work with banks to reduce the cost of sending money back home for Kenyans in the Diaspora, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said....

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Aid workers missing after carjacking in Dadaab

Details A vehicle has been hijacked and several aid workers reported missing after fierce gunfire exchange in Dadaab, Garissa County....

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Cord to release audit of Jubilee Thursday

Details Cord will release its audit of the performance of the Jubilee government on Thursday....

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Fishermen seek sex workers despite soaring HIV rates

Details Once the fish is sold and the nets untangled, some fishermen go home to their families, but most head straight for the bars and the sex workers who loiter there....

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Girl who sneaked letter to Museveni arrested

Details Ugandan police are holding a pupil who sneaked a letter to President Yoweri Museveni....

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Despite scandal and Mandela's absence, ANC still expected to win

Details Rampant corruption and a failure to erase apartheid's enduring legacy of abject poverty have sown social and political discontent....

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Fire destroys coffee society property in Nyeri

Details A fire destroyed property worth Sh10 million at Rumukia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Society in Mukurweini, Nyeri Monday night....

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US 'horrified' by violence in South Sudan

Details The White House has expressed horror at what it called the "abomination" of spiralling violence in South Sudan, where rebels took another town from government troops in a worsening civil war....

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Ruto seeks more time to appeal ICC ruling

Details Deputy President William Ruto’s Defence is seeking more time to appeal an ICC ruling compelling the government to order witnesses who dropped out to testify....

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Senegal's ex-president Wade to return home

Details Senegal's former president Abdoulaye Wade is due to return home Wednesday after moving abroad following his election defeat, his party said, a move that comes as his son faces trial for corruption....

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Kerry tells Russia of 'deep concern' over Ukraine

Details US Secretary of State John Kerry told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov of his "deep concern" Tuesday over Moscow's failure to de-escalate tensions in Ukraine, a senior State Department official said....

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Man hacked to death in quarrel over miraa

Details A 22-year-old man hacked his brother to death in Mbeere South after they quarrelled over a miraa crop....

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Ward reps pave way for motion  to sack official

Details The Nairobi County Assembly has started the process for the removal of the city county’s Transport Executive Evans Ondieki....

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AP’s wife in hospital after attack by husband

Details A pregnant woman has been admitted to Meru Level Five Hospital after her husband allegedly beat and injured her in the private parts during the Easter holiday....

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Perform or get the sack, county security chiefs told

Details County security chiefs have been told to perform or they will be sacked....

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Counties ‘don’t have  to buy Kemsa drugs’

Details Counties should only buy medicine from  Kemsa if the parastatal is “competitive”, according to the Transition Authority....

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Fresh plan to impeach Wambora as he seeks dialogue with MCAs

Details The Embu County Assembly on Tuesday formally re-introduced a motion to impeach Governor Martin Nyaga Wambora....

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Counties to receive  Sh226bn from July

Details MPs on Tuesday passed a Bill authorising the government to release Sh226 billion to counties in the next financial year....

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Iran's divorce rate rising

Details Despite the government's push for more couples to wed and have children to reverse slowing population growth, more than one in five marriages in Iran ended in divorce last year....

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South Sudan rebels dismiss massacres and fight on

Details Rebels in South Sudan rejected UN reports they had massacred hundreds of civilians as "lies" Tuesday, as they wrested another town from government troops in a worsening civil war....

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Rhino horns worth millions stolen from safe in S. Africa

Details Around 40 rhino horns worth millions of dollars have been stolen from the safe of a state tourism organisation in South Africa, a press report said Monday....

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Pistorius ‘didn’t take acting classes’

Details A spokeswoman for Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday said suggestions that the paralympian had taken acting lessons ahead of his emotional murder trial testimony were “totally devoid of any truth”....

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Vatican dismisses criticism of John Paul II over abuses

Details The Vatican on Tuesday brushed off accusations that late pope John Paul II was aware of and ignored allegations about sexual abuse carried by the Mexican founder of a powerful Catholic movement....

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Rwandan musician linked to rebels pleads guilty of treason

Details A prominent Rwandan singer and composer appeared Monday before a Kigali local court with three other co-accused, facing charges of being connected with outlawed rebel groups....

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Palestinians renew unity bid as Israel talks stall

Details The Palestinians have relaunched efforts to reconcile their rival leaderships in the West Bank and Gaza Strip as US-brokered peace talks with Israel teeter on the edge of collapse....

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DPP, graft team push for Ndung’u arrest

Details The Director of Public Prosecutions and the anti-corruption commission have been pushing for the arrest and prosecution of Central Bank Governor Njuguna Ndung’u....

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Minister heckled at Othaya rally

Details A Cabinet Secretary was Tuesday jeered by the public during a function in Othaya Town as he tried to campaign for a candidate in next week’s by-election in the constituency....

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Transfer of CBK boss case faulted

Details The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has protested the way in which a hearing in February around its intended prosecution of Central Bank governor Njuguna Ndung’u was moved at the last minute from one judge to another....

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Two charged over Sh78m ivory seized at station

Details A Guinean and his Kenyan accomplice appeared in court Tuesday charged with being in possession of ivory worth Sh78 million....

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Girl’s six-year agony finally ends

Details Relief and excitement engulfed Ward 9A at Kenyatta National Hospital Tuesday as Glory Kinya Kinyua was discharged....

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Oswago asks why other IEBC officials on tape are shielded

Details Suspended Electoral Commission boss James Oswago Tuesday questioned why he was the only one being mentioned to be in a secret recording of a senior election official expounding on alleged malpractices in last year’s General Election....

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NSSF chiefs being probed over project

Details The anti-corruption watchdog is investigating senior NSSF officials over the multi-billion-shilling housing project in Nairobi’s Tassia estate....

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Two on fake bail deposit slips charge

Details Two people are in custody to help police investigate a cartel defrauding people large sums of cash at Kibera Law Courts in Nairobi....

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Bill proposes police guard for witnesses

Details Court witnesses will be given round-the-clock police protection if a new Bill becomes law....

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Bill to share out mineral income

Details All minerals will be under the national government, with proceeds from mining equitably shared out with counties should a Bill before Parliament be passed....

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Catholics pay final tribute to Bishop Lele

Details Hundreds of mourners Tuesday thronged Loreto Primary School to pay their last respects to the late Archbishop Boniface Lele in a Mass that also brought together political rivals from the Coast region....

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South Sudan fighting triggers refugee influx

Details Kenya may have to prepare for another refugee influx after humanitarian agencies in South Sudan said the country was becoming uninhabitable for its population....

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Kari sounds alert on banana viral disease

Details Banana farmers have been warned of a disease that is sweeping through the continent....

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Fresh hiring of TSC chiefs ordered

Details A Nairobi court has ordered fresh recruitment of Teachers Service Commission members....

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Counties ‘don’t have to buy Kemsa drugs’

Details Counties should only buy medicine from Kemsa if the parastatal is “competitive”, according to the Transition Authority....

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Diversify tourism products, President Uhuru Kenyatta urges investors

Details President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged stakeholders in the tourism industry to diversify their products so as to broaden their client base....

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