Month: August 2019

KNUT suspends Wilson Sossion as their Secretary-General

August 31, 2019

Wilson Sossion The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has engineered a coup within its ranks suspending Wilson Sossion as their Secretary-General. The decision to oust Sossion came after a section of KNUT officials accused him of running down the union. The decision to suspend Sossion as secretary-general was effected despite a court order obtained […]

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Twitter says CEO account hacked after series of erratic tweets

August 31, 2019

Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey. Courtesy Photo By AFP Twitter said Friday the account of chief executive Jack Dorsey had been “compromised” after a series of erratic and offensive messages were posted. The tweets containing racial slurs and suggestions about a bomb showed up around 20:00 GMT on the @jack account of the founder […]

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North Korea amends constitution to solidify Kim Jong Un’s rule

August 30, 2019

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) celebrating the test-firing of a ‘newly developed super-large multiple rocket launcher’ at an undisclosed location on August 24, 2019. AFP PHOTO By AFP North Korea has elevated leader Kim Jong Un to a status approaching his grandfather, the country’s founder Kim Il Sung, analysts said Friday after Pyongyang […]

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‘His psychological torture is unabated’: John Pilger reveals Assange prison conditions

August 30, 2019

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen in a police van, after he was arrested by British police, in London, Britain April 11, 2019. © REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Australian journalist and BAFTA award-winning documentary filmmaker John Pilger says the “psychological torture” of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange continues “unabated” while he remains in British custody. Pilger tweeted that […]

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Aukot:Politicians threatening MCAs over Punguza Mzigo bill

August 30, 2019

Dr. Ekuro Aukot By Mkarimu Media Third Way Alliance party leader Dr Ekuru Aukot is claiming that some politicians who are against the bill are now threatening Members of County Assemblies supporting the bill. While speaking after presenting the bill at Laikipia County Assembly the former presidential candidate dismissed remarks by Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru […]

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MPs’ secret card to stop Punguza Mzigo Bill

August 30, 2019

Members of the National Assembly during a past session of Parliament. [File, Standard] Lawmakers have hatched a secret scheme to frustrate the Punguza Mizigo Bill that seeks to reduce their number from 416 to 147, The Standard can reveal. It has emerged that MPs are plotting to exploit a loophole in the Constitution by ‘sitting’ […]

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Fresh call for South Sudan to investigate the murder of American journalist

August 30, 2019

SPLM-IO rebels take part in a military exercise at their base in Panyume, South Sudan, near the border with Uganda, on September 22, 2018. American journalist Christopher Allen had been embedded with SPLM-IO rebels at the time of his death on August 26, 2017. AFP PHOTO By The East African The family of a journalist […]

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South Sudan deports 16 Kenyans, 4 Britons for exploiting citizens

August 29, 2019

Passengers wait to board a plane at Juba International Airport. South Sudan plans to deport 16 Kenyans and 4 British nationals who work for a private security firm, after the company failed to resolve a pay dispute. NMG PHOTO South Sudan Minister of Interior has ordered the deportation of 16 Kenyans and 4 British nationals […]

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Uhuru’s Attack on Raila That Has Come Back to Haunt Him

August 29, 2019

Uhuru with Raila. Former presidential aspirant Ekuru Aukot posted a video of Uhuru lashing back at how Raila and NASA wanted to change the constitution in 2017 so as to create more executive posts. FACEBOOK Kenyans.co.ke landed on a video which showed how President Uhuru Kenyatta hit back at Orange Democratic leader, Raila Odinga’s plan […]

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American man tells court he was sexually assaulted at Parliament police post in Nairobi

August 29, 2019

An American national on Tuesday, August 27, told a Nairobi court that he was sexually assaulted by a police officer while in detention at Parliament post. Jason Thomas Dorsey was detained at the facility after he was allegedly nabbed taking pictures of Kenya’s Parliament, which is a restricted area. During his arrest on Sunday, Dorsey […]

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