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News / MediaMax - 11 hours ago

Bank manager charged with aiding Dusit attack

A bank manager was yesterday charged before a Nairobi court with aiding last month’s terror attack at the 14 Riverside Drive in Nairobi where 21 people were killed. Sophia Njoki Mbogo, a manager at Diamond Trust Bank Eastleigh branch appeared before...

News / MediaMax - 11 hours ago

Uhuru backs referendum, says will ensure inclusivity

President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday supported the ongoing debate on constitutional reforms and proposed the formation of an all inclusive government in future to avert possible bloodshed. Stating that a national referendum is inevitable because it is...

News / MediaMax - 11 hours ago

Hurdles to a 2019 referendum

Analysts say state of IEBC, funds and lack of referendum law may delay proposed review of Constitution  Hillary Mageka @hillarymageka Will there be a referendum on the Constitution this year or not? This is the big question prompted by Opposition lea...

News / MediaMax - 11 hours ago

Sabina calls for medics vetting

George Kebaso @Morarak National Assembly’s Committee on Health chairperson Sabina Chege yesterday called for vetting of people handling pharmaceutical products, especially drugs, to ensure smooth implementation of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) pill...

News / MediaMax - 11 hours ago

EACC raids governor’s homes over Sh2b scam

Kinyuru Munuhe and Hillary Mageka @PeopleDailyKe In a chilling pointer to the depth of  looting at the devolved units, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) detectives yesterday raided the homes and offices of top Samburu county officials...

News / MediaMax - 11 hours ago

Yakunte language on the brink of extinction

Only seven people, all aged over 70 years, can speak Yakunte fluently, a language native to Yaaku people. As we mark International Mother Language Day, we look at efforts being made to preserve this tongue Harriet James @harriet86jim In the sleepy Ku...

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CUE: No cause for worry over unapproved courses

Irene Githinji @gitshee The Commission for University Education (CUE) has directed universities with unapproved, but running, programmes to commit themselves in writing to have them accredited. CUE chief executive Mwenda Ntarangwi issued the directi...

News / MediaMax - 11 hours ago

A generation that can’t speak its mother tongue

While some people like Ngugi wa Thiong’o are of the opinion that knowing the vernacular empowers people, others believe it is both retrogressive and a hindrance to the push for peaceful co-existence among various tribes in the country Betty Muindi @B...

News / MediaMax - 11 hours ago

The poison that is Nairobi River

Bernard Gitau @benagitau Shocking. Callous. Unbelievably reckless— and outrightly idiotic! This does not even begin to capture the extent of toxic waste dumped into the filth-choked slush that is the Nairobi River. Yesterday, while on an inspection...

News / MediaMax - 11 hours ago

Kimani murder suspect wants confession ‘out’

Bernice Mbugua @BerniceMuhindi A suspect accused of killing human rights lawyer Willie Kimani and two others three years ago  now wants the court to stop the prosecution from using a statement, in which he reportedly confessed to the killings. Peter...

News / MediaMax - 19 hours ago

Somaliland listed as UAE’s biggest FDI recipient

The United Arab Emirates has listed internationally unrecognized Somaliland as the leading African country where it has the highest foreign direct investment. According to the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Somaliland is a beneficiary of over US do...

News / MediaMax - 22 hours ago

Uganda’s Museveni, 74, endorsed for sixth-term run

Kampala – Uganda’s ruling party has endorsed President Yoweri Museveni, 74, as its candidate in 2021 elections, which could see him seek re-election for a sixth term, a party resolution said Wednesday. The National Resistance Movement (...

News / MediaMax - 1 day ago

Raila calls for probe into man’s death

Eric Juma @PeopleDailyKe Opposition leader Raila Odinga has asked the Independent Police Oversight Authority (Ipoa) to probe the death of 38-year-old  Samwel Odhiambo who died under the custody of police. Raila asked Ipoa to unravel the mystery surro...

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Uhuru submits NPSC nominees for vetting

Kinyuru Munuhe @kinyurumunuhe The race to succeed Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet is expected to intensify after President Uhuru Kenyatta nominated Eliud Ndung’u Kinuthia as National Police Service Commission (NPSC) chairman yesterday. The...

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Waiguru dares EACC to release NYS report

George Kebaso @Morarak Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru once again raised the red flag  over the 2014 National Youth Service (NYS) multimillion-shilling scandal by questioning why the Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commission (EACC) has been quiet over t...

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