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New IEBC chairman talks tough

New Independent   electoral and  Boundaries commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati was sworn in today, and promised to deliver a credible, a free, fair, and transparent election in August. In his maiden speech after the swearing-in ceremony, Mr Chebukati stated that with the new team, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission ...

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University workers defy court order on strike

Lecturers in public Universities today embarked on their industrial strike despite a court order stopping the same. In Kisii University lecturers joined their counterparts from other parts of the country in the push for salary increment. The Lecturers marched singing and shouting through the Central Business District causing traffic snarl-up ...

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SPLA chief Paul Malong Awan awarded honorary doctorate

A Sudan university has awarded an honorary doctorate to General Paul Malong Awan, the Chief of General Staff of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army. The “special” recognition, according to Al Neelain University, is as a result of the General’s immense contribution to a harmonious and peaceful existence between different communities ...

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Coast tycoon TSS dies

Prominent Mombasa business tycoon and Moi-era politician Tahir Sheikh Said, popularly known as TSS, has passed away at the age of 74. The news of his death broke on Tuesday morning and shocked many. Confirming the death, his elder son Mohamed, said TSS who was undergoing medical treatment at the Milpark Hospital in ...

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Anne Waiguru: My Sh160 million wealth is peanuts

Anne Waiguru is at it again. This time she’s talking wealth. The former Devolution Cabinet Secretary describes her wealth – which she figures at Ksh80 million – as nothing to write home about! Speaking to Citizen TV, for the first time about her wealth, Ms Waiguru insists that she did ...

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Drama as leaders fight to save preterm baby

Frantic efforts by the County Government of Kiambu and Kiambaa MP Tuesday saved the life of a premature baby boy by relocating him to fully equipped hospital and paying the expenses. The 1.3kg baby was delivered during the current strike by doctors and nurses at the Kihara sub-county Level 4 ...

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Patients escape from Mathari Mental Hospital

A major operation has been launched to find more than 100 patients who escaped from Mathari hospital in Nairobi on Monday morning. Management said the patients fled while doctors gathered to take part in a nationwide strike that began today. [WATCH VIDEO BELOW] “We saw some of the patients jumping ...

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HIV infection begins to rise again

Cases of new HIV infections among the youth in Kisumu are increasing with over 4,000 cases being reported annually. The increase in new infections is attributed to high cases of stigma and discrimination especially in schools and learning institutions. Shadrack Mahoga, an official of National Aids Control Council (NACC) Kisumu ...

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Best KCPE student studied at school for disabled

Fifteen-year-old Victor Oduor Odhiambo from little-known Daisy Special School in Kakamega County scored 437 marks to top this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination. The soft-spoken and humble boy lived up to the billing of his name, Victor, as he scored highly in every subject. In English, he ...

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I failed PhD exam, admits DP William Ruto

Deputy President William Ruto today missed to graduate with a doctorate degree from UoN after he failed to meet some ‘standards’ in his academic performance. Ruto, who has been pursuing a PhD at the University of Nairobi, said the reason he was unsuccessful in his studies this year is because he ...

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