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The Recce squad soldier who was killed in a rescue mission in Kapenguria yesterday has left behind a widow whom he wedded just last month. Mr Dennis Momanyi was among 20 Recce commandos flown from Nairobi to neutralize a rogue police officer who had attacked the Kapenguria Police Station in West Pokot County yesterday. The Recce Company (Ruiru) where he

A dormitory caught fire at Kaimosi Boys High school in Vihiga County, Friday morning. The fire started at dawn while the students were preparing for class. Photos circulating social media shows beds on fire and mattresses completely burnt inside the one-storeyed white building. While the cause of the fire is yet to be established, fire fighters are currently on the ground

80 killed in Nice truck attack At least 80 people, including several children, were last night killed as a large truck ploughed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day in the southern French city of Nice. The driver was shot dead after barrelling the truck two kilometres through the festive crowd on the palm-lined Promenade des Anglais, sending hundreds fleeing in terror

Financial Times At least 80 killed in terror attack on Bastille day crowd in Nice: At least 80 people were killed in the French Riviera city of Nice late on Thursday when a truck driver ploughed into a large crowd gathered for a fireworks show on France’s national holiday. “France has been struck on the day of her national holiday

Five police officers killed in Kapenguria gun attack: Five police officers including an OCS have been killed in Kapenguria after a suspected al-Shabaab militant opened fi re at a police station in the area early today. Kapenguria OCS Vitalis Ochido was shot dead alongside four other offi cers in the 5.30am attack. Inspector general of Police Joseph Boinnet said an

Five police officers including an OCS have been killed in Kapenguria after a suspected al-Shabaab militant opened fire at a police station in the area early today. Kapenguria OCS Vitalis Ochido was shot dead alongside four other officers in the 5.30am attack. Inspector general of Police Joseph Boinnet said an individual who had been arrested for terror links, grabbed a

The Commission on Administrative of Justice (Ombudsman) has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to form a commission of inquiry to probe the wanton abuse of power by police. The Commission’s chairman Otiende Amolo expressed concern that abuse of power and impunity by police has been on the rise. “We have recommended that President Kenyatta establishes a commission of inquiry to look

Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua has questioned the criteria used by the Judicial Service Commission for the shortlisting of candidates for the Chief Justice position. In particular, Karua questioned why Prof Makau Mutua a respected individual in the legal profession did not make it in the final cut of six. Karua said the Judicial Service Commission should account to Kenyans

The Commission on Administrative Justice has slammed the Independent Police Oversight Authority over the rising cases of extrajudicial killings by police. “We do not understand why IPOA is silent on such matters given that most of these complains we receive are in their knowledge yet we are not seeing any reactions,” said the commission’s chairman Otiende Amollo. Otiende said IPOA

Senate Speaker Ekwe Ethuro has thrown his weight behind the six shortlisted candidates by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) seeking to fill the position of the judiciary top job. Ethuro has said that the decision of the JSC to shortlist the six should be respected as the commission is an independent body mandated for such tasks by the constitution. “The