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The decision by Kenya to repatriate Somali refugees to their country by the end of the year has been put on hold until peace is restored in the troubled horn of Africa country. The announcement came barely hours before US Secretary of State John Kerry touched down in Nairobi for talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta. Cabinet Secretary for Interior and

ABOVE: Kenya’s Supreme Court judges file into the chamber during the opening of the 11th Parliament in the capital Nairobi April 16, 2013. REUTERS/Noor Khamis The National Assembly could be forced to forgo its September recess to debate and consider proposed amendments to the electoral laws by the Joint Parliamentary Select Committee on Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) reforms. The

The Rio de Janeiro games came to a spectacular end  Sunday evening in a carnival inspired closing ceremony celebrating Brazil’s music, art and dance. Thousands of people braved the rains to attend the colourful ceremony that lasted almost three hours and was held in the vast Maracana Stadium. Among the highlights were Tokyo’s impressive fireworks and confetti showcase and a

KK security employee ‘disappears’ with Sh25m An employee of a security firm is still at large after he disappeared with Sh25 million that he was transporting from Mombasa to Nairobi. Handson Nyasaka who works for KK security disappeared with the money after landing at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi from Mombasa last Tuesday. The employee was carrying the money

The Guardian Erdoğan blames Isis for suspected suicide attack at wedding in Gaziantep: Hundreds of mourners gathered in the south-eastern Turkish city of Gaziantep on Sunday to bury victims of a suspected suicide bombing that struck a wedding celebration. At least 50 people were killed and nearly 70 injured in the blast, which Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, blamed on

Retired President Mwai Kibaki was on Sunday night flown to South Africa for treatment after being taken ill. The Kibaki family released a statement to the press saying: “Earlier today, His Excellency Mwai Kibaki, third President of the Republic, flew to South Africa for specialised medical treatment, after being taken ill. He was accompanied by his doctor. We expect him to

Daily Nation Kibaki rushed to hospital, flown to SA for treatment: Retired President Mwai Kibaki was yesterday afternoon flown to South Africa for specialised treatment after he was taken ill over the weekend and rushed to Karen Hospital in Nairobi. Government officials and his family were guarded with information on the former President’s health, but the Daily Nation learnt that Mr Kibaki

Uhuru, Raila allies unite as IEBC report goes to Parliament: Jubilee and Cord coalition leaders from both the senate and the National Assembly yesterday joined forces and asked their members to remain sober and express maturity and adopt a report on electoral reforms. The Joint Parliamentary Select Committee on matters IEBC yesterday handed over its reports to the leadership of

Civil society groups have this morning raised concerns on some of the recommendations made by the report by a Joint Parliamentary Committee on electoral reforms. The groups, under the banner Kura Yangu Sauti Yangu (KYSY), a citizen movement on matters of electoral governance, say the report handed over to Parliament is not entirely fool- proof in ensuring the credibility of

Kenya has turned to china for cheap vaccines in a bid to boost its capacity to fight preventable diseases in the country. The two countries will also collaborate to strengthen bilateral ties and reinforce cooperation in the area of public health systems and policies to achieve the universal health coverage and health security. Health Cabinet Secretary Dr Cleopa Mailu said