Month: January 2019

Gov’t recalls ‘Nuteez’ peanut butter countrywide

January 31, 2019

The Ministry of Health has recalled peanut butter brand ‘Nuteez’ countrywide after tests confirmed a contaminated batch in Nandi County. In a letter dated January 29, 2019 the Government Chemists department notified the Ministry of Interior that an analysis on the said peanut butter showed it’s unfit for human consumption. “The peanut butter exceeds the […]

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Kenyan woman charged with having sex with a boy in police cells

January 31, 2019

A 23-year-old woman has been charged with defiling a Standard Eight boy in a police cell where they had been detained for different offences. But when she appeared at Milimani Law Courts on Wednesday, Naomi Nechesa Sanya denied that she engaged in sex with the underage boy at the Riruta Police Station on Sunday night. […]

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How crooks at NTSA clone car number plates

January 31, 2019

Hundreds of Kenyans could lose their vehicles after it emerged that employees of the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) are cloning number plates and fraudulently registering cars for sale. Police yesterday arrested 19 of the authority’s employees in a bid to smash the number plate-cloning ring, believed to be aiding terrorists. The ring, comprising […]

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US needs assist from allies to curb China’s theft of advanced technology

January 31, 2019

Senior U.S. officials and experts say the United States needs to rally allies to pressure China to prevent it from stealing advanced technology through cyber espionage. At the same time, key American lawmakers are questioning the readiness and capacity of the U.S. to counter such threats. The renewed push comes after U.S. federal prosecutors pressed […]

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How NASA planned to cripple Uhuru rule

January 31, 2019

Exiled maverick Miguna Miguna has laid bare what he claims was NASA’s strategy to cripple President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration in a record three months. In his new book, Treason: The Case Against Tyrants and Renegades, Miguna says the plan was to mobilise a million strong crowd for the swearing-in ceremony of opposition chief Raila Odinga. […]

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Chinese who died in Kenya after hippo attack awarded Sh25m

January 31, 2019

A Chinese national who died after being attacked by a hippo five years ago while on holiday in Kenya has been awarded Sh25 million. Luo Yi had visited Kenya on holiday on April 21, 2013. Accompanied by five of her friends they contracted Lake Naivasha Country Club to provide food and services. Court records show […]

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Hundreds of Sudan professors hold sit-in against Bashir

January 31, 2019

IN SUMMARY It remained unclear, however, if any detainees had actually been released. For years, anger has been mounting across Sudan over growing economic hardships and deteriorating living conditions. About 300 Sudanese professors and lecturers from the University of Khartoum held a sit-in protest on campus Wednesday against President Omar al-Bashir’s government, a spokesman for […]

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Grammy-winning R&B singer James Ingram dies at 66

January 31, 2019

IN SUMMARY Ingram also joined singer Linda Ronstadt to perform the song “Somewhere Out There” from the 1986 animated musical adventure film “An American Tail,” which sees a family of Jewish Russian mice flee to the United States. He also collaborated with high-profile artists including Donna Summer, Viktor Lazlo and Natalie Cole. James Ingram, a […]

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38 migrants confirmed dead off Djibouti after boats capsize

January 31, 2019

Reuters More than 100 migrants are believed missing and 38 confirmed dead off the coast of Djibouti after two boats capsized, the U.N. migration agency said on Wednesday. The overcrowded boats, carrying mostly Ethiopians, had set sail on rough seas when they capsized shortly after departing Djibouti, said Lalini Veerassamy, chief of mission in Djibouti […]

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DR Congo seeks UN help against Rwanda rebels on border

January 31, 2019

By AFP IN SUMMARY The FDLR has been fighting in eastern DR Congo for decades. The authorities in Rwanda say the group’s leaders took part in the 1994 Rwandan genocide in which some 800,000 people, mainly minority Tutsis, were slaughtered by the military and by Hutu militias. DR Congo’s government has asked its UN peacekeeping […]

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