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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.

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.

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...

Australia sues Facebook owner Meta over scam adverts for cryptocurrency schemes

Posted on Mar 18, 2022

Australia announced Friday it is suing Facebook owner Meta over scam adverts for cryptocurrency schemes that falsely claimed to be endorsed by prominent figures.

Australia's consumer protection commission said it had started Federal Court proceedings against Meta Platforms for "false, misleading or deceptive conduct" in breach of consumer or securities laws.

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.

UON set to scrap courses and lay off lecturers.

Posted on Feb 28, 2022

The University of Nairobi has announced a fresh plan to trim courses a year after it scrapped more than 250 units, signalling layoff of lecturers amid a cash crunch at the institution.

Vice-Chancellor Stephen Kiama said that the university will restrict hirings to critical departments and trim more courses from the current 324 with more focus on engineering, medicine and IT.

He did not reveal the courses to be shed in a plan aimed at reducing operational costs. The UoN’s staff count is estimated at 4,000 following the closure of eight colleges last year.

The moves are aimed at easing the unive...

Security Council vote sets up emergency UN General Assembly session on Ukraine crisis

Feb 28, 2022

The Security Council voted on Sunday to call for a rare emergency special session of the 193-member UN General Assembly on Russia’s military operation in Ukraine, which will be held on Monday.

The measure convening the General Assembly session was adopted by a vote of 11 in favor, with Russia voting against, and China, India and the United Arab Emirates abstaining.

Sunday’s request for the Assembly to urgently convene a meeting comes after Russia vetoed on Friday a US-led draft Security Council resolution that would have ‘deplored in the strongest terms the Russian Federation’s aggression aga...

EU shuts airspace to Russian planes

Posted on Feb 28, 2022

The EU has imposed a blanket flight ban on Russian planes, the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has announced.

“We are shutting down EU airspace for Russian-owned, Russian-registered or Russian-controlled aircraft,” she said.

All such planes, including the private jets of oligarchs, will now be unable to land in, take off from or fly over any EU nation.

Russian planes have also been banned from UK airspace.

Russia’s biggest airline, Aeroflot, said it would cancel all flights to European destinations until further notice in a retaliatory move on Sunday.

Biden, Putin agree ‘in principle’ to Ukraine summit on condition of no invasion

Posted on Feb 21, 2022

US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed “in principle” to a summit over Ukraine, as long as that country holds off on what U.S. officials believe is an imminent assault on Ukraine, the White House has confirmed.

Hearing of evidence against Kenyan lawyer at ICC continues

Posted on Feb 18, 2022

The presentation of evidence against Paul Gicheru’s lawyer at the International Criminal Court (ICC) continues.

The trial which entered the fourth day Friday at the UN top court kicked off with the Kenyan lawyer denying bribing prosecution witnesses.

Gicheru has been accused of undermining a case against Deputy President William Ruto and former KASS radio presenter Joshua Arap Sang at the ICC.

The prosecution led by senior trial lawyer Anton Steynberg believes Gicheru played a key role in a scheme to thwart the trial of Ruto.

Ruto and Sang were accused of crimes against humanity allegedly comm...