More than 70 leaders and dignitaries from all over the world including US president Barrack Obama, Prince Charles, French President Francois Hollande and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas are expected to attend the funeral of the former Prime Minister of Israel and Nobel laureate Shimon Peres in Jerusalem, Israel. Perez who is described as one of Israel’ s founding fathers passed

ODM threatens to resume anti-IEBC protests The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has threatened to resume its protests against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) if the commissioners do not vacate office by Friday, September 30, 2016. Speaking in Kilgoris on yesterday, ODM chair, John Mbadi, pleaded with the party leader, Raila Odinga, to allow them to return to the streets

The Guardian Trump violated Cuba embargo in 1998 business venture, report claims: The Clinton campaign on Thursday attacked Donald Trump over reports of an historic violation of the Cuba embargo, hours after Newsweek alleged that the Republican nominee spent at least $68,000 in the island dictatorship in 1998, while investigating potential business opportunities. Citing “interviews with former Trump executives, internal company records

Daily Nation Deported drug lord arrested in Nairobi: A notorious international Nigerian drug kingpin who has been arrested twice in Kenya and deported twice without facing charges, has been re-arrested in the country after quietly sneaking back. The arrest of Emmanuel Peter Enombehe will certainly embarrass the country’s immigration department and questions will be asked on how he sneaked back

NYS theft: PS ordered me to go slow on graft: Suspended Deputy Director General at the National Youth Service Adan Harakhe yesterday narrated how former devolution Permanent Secretary Peter Mangiti and former NYS Director General Nelson Githinji frustrated him in the fight against graft at the National Youth Service. Harakhe said the two warned him against making any statement that

County governments can now borrow up to five per cent of their budgeted revenue beginning December this year, Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has announced. The move by the National Government is likely to ease financial strains that have been blamed for slowed operations in counties. Speaking during the Intergovernmental Budget and Economic Council (IBEC) chaired by Deputy President William

US deports Rwandan genocide suspect The US has deported a Rwandan academic, accused of being a key figure in the 1994 genocide, to his home country. Leopold Munyakazi’s deportation came after he lost a long-running legal battle to gain asylum in the US. He is accused of wearing banana leaves during the genocide to identify himself as a Hutu, and of

Dozens of children in Darfur have allegedly been killed by chemical weapons dropped on them by their own government, it is claimed. Amnesty International say the children are among more than 200 people estimated to have been killed by the banned weapons since January. Those affected by the “poisonous smoke” vomit blood, struggle to breathe and watch as their skin

Kieni MP Kanini Kega has lauded the courts for convicting three former Nyeri County government officials after the trio were found to have flouted procurement rules even as he accused the senate of abetting graft in the devolved units. Kega said the senate has become the biggest threat to devolution as they have been letting go of Governors accused of mismanaging county

Rongai residents demonstrate against reckless driving of matatus along Langata road early today. They were protesting the recklessness with which PSV vehicles plying the route are driven. A pedestrian was today morning hit by a speeding vehicle in Rongai as hundreds of area residents held a walk-to-work demonstration in protest of reckless driving of public service vehicles plying the route.