Month: April 2019

Anti-corruption protest to be held in Nairobi today

April 30, 2019

Activists taking part in a past anti-corruption march in Nairobi.Image: ERNEST CORNEL Participants to wear red, protest Huduma Namba, pressure Uhuru to fire implicated state official An anti-corruption march will be held in Nairobi today to pile pressure on President Uhuru Kenyatta to sack those in the public service implicated in graft. The march by […]

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Canada:Catalan leader goes to court after Canada refuses him entry for speaking visit

April 30, 2019

FILE – In this Feb. 18, 2019 file photo, Catalonia’s former regional president. Carles Puigdemont, addresses a conference in Brussels. Spanish political party officials said on Monday, April 29, 2019, that Spain’s Electoral Board has ruled that Puigdemont and two other Catalan separatists who fled abroad to escape arrest can’t stand as candidates in next […]

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Bungoma man dies after winning alcohol drinking competition

April 30, 2019

Image of a man consuming alcohol A 28-year-old man died on Monday morning after winning Ksh 1000 in a drinking competition with fellow villagers at Mukosi village-Kimilili constituency, Bungoma county. Locals had converged at a bar on Sunday night at around 9pm when they started binge drinking in order to win the competition. The competitors […]

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Collymore to leave Safaricom as row erupts over successor

April 30, 2019

Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore /FILE In Summary • Collymore took a nine-month medical leave in late 2017 after battling cancer. • During his tenure, Safaricom’s share price has increased by more than 400 per cent. The head of Kenya’s biggest telecoms firm Safaricom plans to step down in August for health reasons, but the government’s […]

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Jihadists kill pastor, four others in Burkina church attack

April 29, 2019

Gunmen killed four worshippers and a pastor in the first jihadist attack on a church in Burkina Faso, security and local sources said Monday. Sunday’s attack took place in the small northern town of Silgadji near Djibo, the capital of Soum province, and two others were reported missing. “Unidentified armed individuals have attacked the Protestant […]

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Kenyans angered by Daily Mail article undermining Kipchoge’s London win

April 29, 2019

Eliud Kipchoge ran the second fastest marathon time ever to clinch his fourth London Marathon/COURTESY The controversial article published by Daily Mail Online in the wake of Kipchoge’s win on Sunday’s London Marathon has attracted the wrath of Kenyans even as the rest of the world continue to celebrate Kenyan athletes. The article, “ The […]

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Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku to leave Man Utd in £200m double transfer exit

April 29, 2019

Lukaku and Pogba/Getty Image Manchester United will sell Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku in the summer for almost £200 million. Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola is telling people that he is confident his player is heading for Real Madrid. Despite manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stating that he expects Pogba to remain at Old Trafford the hierarchy […]

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Suspected UAE spy arrested in Turkey commits suicide: State media

April 29, 2019

  Turkey’s state-run news agency says a man accused of spying for the United Arab Emirates has committed suicide in prison. The man was one of two suspects arrested in Istanbul earlier this month on charges of “political, military and international espionage.” The suspects have not been identified. Anadolu Agency said Monday one of them […]

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The untold story of Moi’s troubled family

April 29, 2019

Mr Peter Kenneth (left) and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka (second left) condole with former President Daniel Toroitich arap Moi (centre) at his Kabarak home on April 25, 2019 as Baringo Senator Gideon Moi (right) looks on. PHOTO BY DENNIS KAVISU, NATION MEDIA GROUP By JOHN KAMAU IN SUMMARY Moi had at the tail-end of his […]

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Father, two brothers of Sri Lanka suicide bombings mastermind killed in gun battle

April 29, 2019

A police officer inspects the site of a gun battle between troops and suspected Islamist militants, on the east coast of Sri Lanka, in Kalmunai, April 28, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte The father and two brothers of the suspected mastermind of Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bombings were killed when security forces stormed their safe house two […]

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