News headlines June 13 2017

News headlines June 13 2017

Seven-storey building collapses in Pipeline

The building collapsed in a residential area in Kware Pipeline, Embakasi Monday night. At least 15 people are feared missing while 121 people have been accounted for. Rescue operations are ongoing. According to St John’s Ambulance, the building had shown forthcoming signs it collapsing, such as cracks and bending of walls, and many tenants had started vacating. The owner of the building has not surfaced yet.

IEBC assure Kenyans free and fair elections August

With 55 days to the elections, the electoral commission said it will employ backups to address challenges on the spot if they occur. Speaking at the election forum at Nairobi yesterday, IEBC Technology director Chris Msando said “In 2013, technology did not fail. People failed technology”.

We’re ready to deal with poll offenders, says DPP

Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko has warned that poll offenders during and after elections will not be spared. Election offenses include hate speech, incitement to violence, assault and damage to property. “We have placed 105 trained prosecutors across the country who will handle election offenses.We also have established a 24-hour call centre and hotlines to help the public report poll malpractices” said Tobiko.




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