Month: February 2019

EACC exposes fresh Ksh. 4.8B scandal at prisons department

February 28, 2019

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) says it has foiled an attempted misuse of Ksh.4.8 billion of taxpayers’ money at the prisons department. EACC boss Twalib Mbarak says the department was to pay Ksh.4.8 billion upfront for the supply of security items. Mr. Mbarak says the Ksh.4.8 billion contract was unprocedurally approved, flouting procurement rules […]

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The India-Pakistan crisis: What we know

February 28, 2019

IN SUMMARY On February 26, Indian warplanes crossed the Kashmir ceasefire line into Pakistani airspace, dropping bombs on what New Delhi described as a large JeM camp where militants were preparing to stage more attacks in India. On February 14, 40 paramilitaries were killed in a suicide bomb attack in the Indian-administered part of Kashmir, […]

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Trump and Kim in quotes: From bitter rivalry to unlikely bromance

February 28, 2019

As Trump and Kim hold their second summit in Vietnam’s Hanoi, a round-up of what they said about each other since 2017. From hostile to friendly, and at times awkwardly effusive, the relationship between former sworn foes Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un has blossomed into one of the most unlikely diplomatic bromances on the world […]

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Pakistan closes airspace as India tensions rise

February 27, 2019

IN SUMMARY Indian sources confirmed Pakistani fighter jets had violated airspace over Indian Kashmir, but said they were forced back over the LoC, and there was no immediate response to the claim the planes had been shot down. Pakistan closed its airspace Wednesday, the civil aviation authority and the military said, as fears spiked of […]

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Trump meets Kim in Vietnam for second nuclear summit

February 27, 2019

Hanoi, Vietnam – US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have met for the second round of talks in Vietnam almost eight months after the landmark Singapore summit. Kim and Trump, who reached the Vietnamese capital on Tuesday, shook hands at the Metropole hotel on Wednesday, sat down for a brief […]

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Fake Uhuru, accomplices freed on Sh100,000 cash bail each

February 27, 2019

Seven suspects arrested for using the name of President Uhuru Kenyatta and receiving money over a land deal at Milimani court were on Wednesday charged and released on a cash bail of Sh100,000 each. According to the charge sheet, Joseph Waswa, Duncan Muchai, Isaac Wajekeche, William Simiyu, David Luganya, Gilbert Kirunja and Anthony Wafula were […]

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Who’s footing the bill for Cardinal Pell’s defence?

February 27, 2019

By AFP IN SUMMARYPell’s lead attorney, Robert Richter, is one of Australia’s most well-known defence barristers, and has represented the Cardinal since before committal hearings began in early March, 2018.Legal experts said the total bill for his defence would likely exceed Aus$3 million. Cardinal George Pell’s lawyers plan a multi-pronged appeal against his conviction for […]

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Full bladder sends message to brain: Reasons why teens still wet the bed

February 27, 2019

While many parents understand when their children wet the bed at age 4, bedwetting at age 14 can come as a surprise yet it is actually common in teenagers countrywide. A doctor at Gatundu Level 4 Hospital told KNA on Wednesday that an adult’s full bladder sends a message to the brain that wakes an […]

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Buhari re-elected as Nigerian President

February 27, 2019

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has been re-elected for a second four-year term, final results from Saturday’s general election show. The 76-year-old defeated his main rival, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, with a margin of just under four million votes. Mr Abubakar’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the result. Delays and violence marred the run-up […]

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Suspects want real Uhuru in court

February 27, 2019

By Star Seven suspects accused of impersonating President Uhuru Kenyatta have challenged the prosecution to produce him in court as a witness. The seven – Joseph Waswa, Duncan Muchai, Isaac Wajekeche, William Simiyu, David Luganya, Gilbert Kirunja and Anthony Wafula told a magistrate the law does not bar Kenyatta from appearing as a witness or […]

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