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Standoff at JKIA as KQ crew demand ID from Wetangula

Details Mombasa bound Kenya Airways flight Thursday evening delayed for several hours after a standoff when the crew insisted that Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula must produce his ID....

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New IDs to expose tax evaders

Details Kenyans will be registered afresh next year in a project that will cost Sh9 billion, a government agency has said....

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Now Pesa Mashinani reaches out to Uhuru

Details Governors have tactfully thrown a political bait to the President, senators and members of county assemblies by proposing amendments to the Constitution that will make it more difficult to impeach the Head of State while also offering development cash for wards....

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Kenya writes protest letter over handling of ICC cases

Details The frosty relations between Kenya and the International Criminal Court are likely to deteriorate further after the government started lobbying to have the Assembly of State Parties to discuss the conduct of the court....

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1,441 killed in Ghana road crashes

Details In 2013, the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service said 2,096 lives were lost and 12,655 persons were injured nationwide through motor accidents....

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SA leads talks to end Lesotho military row

Details The talks may lead to partial amnesty for the man accused of leading the August 30 putsch, a senior official in Lesotho’s defence ministry said....

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Tanzania set for vote on new laws

Details However, President Jakaya Kikwete has served his two terms in power and cannot run again....

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Sauti Sol beats giants to Best African Act

Details Kenya’s top boy band’s foray into the international arena received a major boost Thursday when they were announced winners of the MTV EMA Best African Act 2014 beating continental giants like Davido from Nigeria and Diamond from Tanzania....

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Ukraine accused of using cluster bombs

Details The group, in a report released Thursday, says Ukraine’s army fired cluster bombs into populated areas and has called on Kiev to sign an international treaty banning their use....

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Civil servants say No to new NHIF rates

Details Civil servants and other workers affiliated to the Trade Unions Congress of Kenya have opposed the new NHIF rates, saying they were not consulted....

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Canada praise to House guard over shooting

Details Applause rang out for the guardian of the cradle of Canada’s democracy — who bears the assembly’s ceremonial mace — followed by a prayer, the national anthem, a moment of silence....

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Raila, clergymen in talks on vote

Details Cord leaders Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka Thursday reached out to religious leaders for support in their push for a referendum....

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N. Korea halts tours over Ebola

Details Three travel agencies specialising in North Korean tours, two of them based in China, issued statements this informing clients that the country was closing itself to tourists until further notice because of the threat of the disease....

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Road contractor shot dead in night raid

Details A road contractor was shot dead in his Ngong home on Wednesday night....

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Lawyer fined Sh2m for Sh63m theft attempt

Details A lawyer who tried to steal Sh63 million from a local bank has been ordered to pay a fine of Sh2 million or spend two-and-a-half years in jail....

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E-ticketing deadline won’t change

Details The December 1 deadline for Public Service Vehicle operators to install the cashless ticketing system will not be extended....

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Ex-Moyale MP killed in gun attack

Details Former Moyale MP Guyo Halake has been shot dead by unknown assailants....

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Kenya trains 30,000 to keep Ebola at bay

Details Kenya is training 30,000 health workers to screen and manage suspected Ebola cases to ensure the disease does not enter the country....

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Woman fights for boy in adoption dispute

Details A Dutch woman wants the High Court in Nakuru to grant her the custody of a child her husband sired with another woman....

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Vietnam eyeing troubled Telkom

Details First, it was the French who bought Telkom Kenya — once an employer of 23,000 people — from the government in 2007....

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Union changes tune on teachers strike

Details A teachers’ union has toned down on its call for a national strike over their salary hike demands and agreed to talks....

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High alert as Shabaab flee Somalia war

Details Security agencies were Thursday placed on high alert over fears of an influx of Al-Shabaab terrorists into Kenya....

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Western counties plan to raise medical charges

Details The county treasuries also intend to get more money from agriculture and business....

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Millers shutdown raises sugar prices

Details The situation has sparked fears of a shortage of the commodity in the market....

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Tanzania to vote on new constitution: State

Details Tanzania will hold a referendum in April 2015 on a new constitution, the government has announced, a move rejected by the opposition...

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Conservancies restore elephant migratory routes

Details NRT-Kenya said that more villages were willing to come together to form conservation zones after they realised such ventures created a ready source of income and pasture....

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MPs’ control of CDF unlawful, claims leader

Details He said it is unconstitutional for lawmakers to manage the Constituency Development Fund under the new dispensation. Mr Chemno said that the fund does not exist in the current law....

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Governor to relaunch free Wi-Fi project

Details However, the project faced network coverage hitches leading to erratic connection and its eventual death....

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Crop farming pays off for pastoralists

Details She spoke to the Nation at Tawakal Farm in Abaqdera, 90 kilometres from Garissa town....

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Raila Odinga tells State to lift Lamu curfew

Details Cord leader Raila Odinga has told the government to immediately lift the curfew in Lamu County, saying the opposition will consider instituting legal action if curfew is not lifted...

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Kisumu residents to get free Internet in a month

Details Kisumu Town will be connected to Wi-fi Internet in a month’s time, Governor Jack Ranguma has said....

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High Court suspends part of new marriage law

Details A High Court in Nairobi on Thursday suspended a section of the Marriage Act that required members of the clergy to seek new licenses by November 1 before presiding over weddings....

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Tobacco farmers in Migori detain company staff as they demand bonus payment

Details Hundreds of tobacco farmers Wednesday detained a tobacco company’s workers demanding bonus payment....

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Trial of serial killer Phillip Onyacha pushed over missing DNA reports

Details The on-going trial of self-confessed serial killer Phillip Onyancha hit a snag after the prosecution failed to produce crucial forensic reports....

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You owe Kalonzo an apology, Makueni Wiper MCAs tell three governors

Details Some MCAs have demanded that three Ukambani Wiper governors apologise to their leader Kalonzo Musyoka....

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Lamu leaders protest extension of curfew

Details Leaders from Lamu County have protested at the extension of a curfew in the county by IG David Kimaiyo...

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Kalonzo Musyoka to chair Wiper NEC meeting amid tensions

Details Kalonzo Musyoka will on Friday chair a NEC meeting of Wiper Democratic Movement, following a string of political upheavals in his Ukambani vote bloc....

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Staff ‘sleeping on the job’ shock Governor Evans Kidero

Details Nairobi County garage workers were Wednesday “sleeping on the job” when Governor Evans Kidero paid a surprise visit to the facility....

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Rwandan lawmakers demand BBC ban over 'genocide denial'

Details Furious lawmakers in parliament on Wednesday called for the FM licence the BBC uses to broadcast across the country — in English, Kinyarwanda and French — to be pulled....

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High Court halts standard gauge railway project in land compensation case

Details Justice Charles Kariuki suspended the project after hearing an application by Kibwezi MP Patrick Musimba....

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University of Zimbabwe students oppose ban on kissing at campus

Details Zimbabwe students' union is against a new code of conduct banning students from kissing on campus....

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Speaker unfit for office, says Nyachae

Details Speaker Justin Muturi is on the spot over plans to summon Cabinet Secretaries afresh....

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Media set for digital signal permits

Details Local broadcasters could soon be licensed to distribute their own digital television signals after the government amended the law governing communications....

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Raila links top officials to the Karen land scandal

Details Cord leader Raila Odinga Wednesday claimed that senior government officials were involved in the controversial transfer of a 134-acre piece of land in the upmarket Karen area of Nairobi....

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CJ Willy Mutunga and Gladys Shollei in twitter war over house deal

Details Chief Justice Willy Mutunga and sacked Chief Registrar Gladys Shollei have rekindled the controversy over purchase of an official house in a new social media war....

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Atwoli attempt to fire deputy rejected

Details The Registrar of Trade Unions Wednesday rejected the dismissal of Cotu’s deputy secretary-general George Muchai....

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Team in bid to end border disputes

Details The government has unveiled a plan that will see disputes between counties over boundaries become a thing of the past....

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Court acquits couple in triple murder case

Details Mr David Macharia and Ms Teresia Mumbi Wanjiku’s marriage was cut short in 2008 over allegations they had killed a mother and her two sons....

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Suspect in serial killings dies in hit-and-run accident

Details A man suspected to be behind a series of murders at the City Park, Nairobi, last week, was yesterday morning killed by a vehicle as he escaped from police....

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Danes insist on refugees for cash

Details A Danish opposition party insists that Somali refugees arriving in Denmark could be sent to Kenya at a fee....

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