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Police probe shooting of a man in broad daylight on Mirema Drive

May 18, 2022

Police in Nairobi are investigating the murder of a man in Mirema who was accosted by unknown assailants who shot several times and killed him instantly as he drove after dropping a female companion.

It remains unclear why the man, now identified as Samuel Mugota, was murdered, with detectives suspecting a deal gone sour.

At 1.57pm on Monday, according to CCTV footage obtained by Citizen TV, a man in a cap and a coat, whom one would assume is just a pedestrian, is seen approaching a Honda CRV and pulling out what appears to be a pistol before opening fire.

DPP, EACC vow to block some politicians from vying

Posted on May 18, 2022

The offices of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) say politicians with criminal records set to vie for various elective seats in the August polls, are not yet off the hook.

The DPP Noordin Hajj and EACC chief executive, Twalib Mbarak resolved to find ways to ensure that they circumvent the loopholes exploited by the politicians in chapter six of the constitution to avert the possibility of being barred from vying for elective seats.

Speaking on the sidelines of the ongoing 4th regional conference of Africa, Indian Ocean and the East A...

You are on your own, Kamba leaders tell Kalonzo

Posted on May 18, 2022

A section of Ukambani leaders has pleaded with Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka to reconsider his decision and rejoin Azimio.

Speaking in Machakos town the leaders led by Governors Charity Ngilu of Kitui, Kivutha Kibwana of Makueni and Machakos Gubernatorial aspirant Nzioka Waita, the leaders said Kalonzo should bite the bullet and sacrifice for the sake of the community.

“It is a pity for the Kamba community to be out of the next Government just because of an individual’s interest,” said Charity Ngilu.

Kalonzo pulled a surprise when he declared his presidential bid in what appeared to be a ...

4 Petrol Stations Flagged For Overpricing Fuel

Posted on Apr 19, 2022

The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) has flagged four petrol stations for offering petroleum for sale above the prescribed ceiling price.

According to the Ministry of Petroleum, the four retail stations which now face stern action are located in Migori, Kehancha, Awendo and Isebania.

The sanctioning of the stations comes on the backdrop of investigations and surveillance including a probe by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) on companies reported to have failed to maintain minimum operational stocks or hoard petroleum.

Will Smith apologises to Chris Rock for violent outburst

Mar 29, 2022

It seems actor Will Smith now regrets his behaviour stemming from an incident that occured on Sunday night at the 94th Academy Awards, the Oscars. After Chris Rock made a joke on stage about Jada Pinkett Smith, referring to her as “G.I. Jane”, Will Smith walked up to the stage and slapped him in the face. Chris Rock had taken aim at Jada Pinkett’s clean-shaven head, which is as a result of alopecia, an autoimmune disorder that causes hair loss.

Sunday wasn’t the first time Chris Rock ad made a joke about jada Pinkett. In 2016, Chris was hosting the Oscars and made a joke about Jada not attendi...

ISIS Attack Kills Two And Injures Six In Israel

Posted on Mar 29, 2022

ISIS operatives killed two people and injured six in a shooting attack Sunday in the Israeli city of Hadera, some 31 miles north of Tel Aviv, Israeli officials said. The attack — the second of its kind in a week — coincided with a landmark regional summit in Israel's Negev desert, where top diplomats from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco, Egypt, Israel and the United States are meeting to discuss security issues.

"We condemn today's terrorist attack in Hadera, Israel," US Secretary of State Antony Blinken tweeted on Sunday from Israel. "Such senseless acts of violence and murder have...

UN chief launches humanitarian ceasefire efforts amid Ukraine war

Posted on Mar 29, 2022

United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres on Monday launched efforts to promptly explore arrangements for a humanitarian ceasefire in Ukraine to allow delivery of aid and also pave the way for serious political talks to end the war in the country, which has been going on for more than a month. Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine by Russia on February 24, the UN's humanitarian agencies and their partners have provided food, shelter, water and hygiene supplies to nearly 900,000 people, mainly in eastern Ukraine, Guterres said, according to the Associated Press.

Over 70,000 Nakuru County residents issued title deeds

Posted on Mar 29, 2022

Over 70,000 residents of Nakuru County have been issued title deeds in the past one month during the ongoing titling program initiated by President Uhuru Kenyatta two years ago.

Governor Lee Kinyanjui however has expressed concern that a high number of land disputes pending in Nakuru courts are slowing the program meant to issue title deeds to at least 100,000 landowners by end of the year.

Kinyanjui indicated that the title deeds had been given out to landowners within Kuresoi South, Naivasha, Rongai, Njoro, Subukia, Bahati and Gilgil Sub Counties.

He added that a further 20,000 title deeds ...

ISIS confirms death of its leader, names new chief

Posted on Mar 11, 2022

ISIS confirmed on Thursday the death of its leader Abu Ibrahim Al-hashemi Al-Quraishi and its spokesperson Abu Hamza Al-Quraishi, and announced Abu Al-Hassan Al-hashemi Al-Quraishi as its new chief.

Quraishi, a religious scholar and soldier in former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s army who led IS from the shadows for a little over two years, died in a U.S. special forces raid in northern Syria in February when he detonated a bomb that killed him and family members, the U.S. administration said.

Nairobi City County govt and NMS on the spot over controversial allotment of public land

Mar 11, 2022

The Nairobi County government and the Metropolitan Services are on the spot over the controversial allotment of public land in the City. Lands Cabinet Secretary Farida Karoney submitted before the Senate Devolution committee documents detailing how private developers are leasing public land that is under the Nairobi County Government. And as Our Parliamentary reporter Gichuki Wachira reports Senators expressed shock after learning that the lease of the Pumwani Maternity hospital expired in 2012 and the City County government is yet to seek its renewal.