European Union leaders are to begin the second day of their summit in Brussels, but without the UK after it last week voted to leave the bloc. Yesterday, British PM David Cameron told the other 27 leaders that trade and security co-operation would be vital whatever the future links. Germany’s Angela Merkel urged the EU to “respect the result” of

36 dead and 147 wounded in suspected Isil suicide attacks in Turkey: More than 36 people have been killed and a further 147 wounded in suicide blast at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul which saw three suspected Islamic State (Isil) radicals arrive in a taxi and detonate explosives after they had opened fire. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has described the

Financial Times Sad Cameron blames Brexit on EU migration failure: David Cameron bade an emotional farewell to the EU on Tuesday night, saying Britain would not “turn its back on Europe” but claiming that he could have avoided Brexit if European leaders had let him control migration. Mr Cameron, attending his final Brussels summit, said he wanted Britain to have

Ruto is Jubilee’s candidate for 2022, says State House: State House has today moved to nip in the bud, suggestions that Deputy President William Ruto may not get an automatic backing from President Uhuru Kenyatta’s central backyard in the 2012 presidential race. Ruto is expected to go for the top seat in 2022 after pledging to support President Kenyatta’s re-election

Prime Minister David Cameron is to meet European Union leaders for the first time since the UK voted to leave. The UK prime minister will discuss the implications of the Brexit vote and the way ahead at an EU summit in Brussels. German, French and Italian leaders said yesterday that there could be no “formal or informal” talks on a

The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (Kepsa) has appealed to the Joint parliamentary committee formed to break the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) impasse to fast tract their mandate as tension surrounding the matter is still rife. While lauding the formation of the committee, Kepsa Chief executive Carol Kariuki said that investors are still concerned about the security of their

Botswana has agreed to review its strict immigration regulations to favour Kenyans interested to work there. This follows a meeting between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his counterpart Ian Khama where he also pushed for ways to boost business engagements between the two countries. President Kenyatta urged his counterpart to review the rules to enable Kenyan professionals and businesspeople to engage

  The Nairobi county government has abandoned its plan to purchase land in Kitengela to relocate the already filled up Langata cemetery. In the budget estimates presented to the County Assembly Tuesday, Governor Evans Kidero had set aside a total of Sh221 million in the 2016/2017 budget to buy land in the outskirts of the city to resolve the burial

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has defended the police saying they are not to blame for the increasing rate of crimes committed in the country. Boinnet protested that the media misinterpreted the data released by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) on the number of crime rates in the country in order to cast the entire police service

The allowances for African troops fighting al-Shabaab militants in Somalia have not been paid for at least six months, it has emerged. The 22,000-strong African Union force (Amisom) fighting the al-Qaeda-linked terror group is funded by the EU. A European Union source told the BBC that last six-month payment was being withheld over “accounting issues”. The head of Amisom told