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  An Administration Police officer has been arrested after shooting his colleague dead in Tigania East. The officer attached to Gambela AP camp shot his colleague three times in the chest using a G3 rifle during the Monday 6pm incident. The motive remains unclear. The incident comes barely a week after the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet was presented

The National Assembly is today expected to hold a Special Sitting to consider the report of the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee on the suitability of Justice David Maraga as the next Chief Justice. Majority Leader Aden Duale will move a Procedural Motion seeking the concurrence of MPs that they sit for a maximum of three hours from 6.45pm to

  President Uhuru Kenyatta has today downplayed remarks made by Nairobi senator Mike Sonko to the effect that the latter was left in charge of the country last week. Sonko claimed at a funeral in Machakos County last Friday that he was the ‘acting president’ given President Kenyatta was away in Togo and that his deputy William Ruto was not

Lawyer Patrick Ogola yesterday made a shocking revelation, narrating to MPs how seven officers from the Banking Fraud threatened to shoot him if he did not bribe them in order to be cleared over allegations that he benefited from money stolen from the National Youth Service. Mr Ogola who appeared before the national Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee that is investigating

Government institutions were today locked in blame games with each other over their failures to effectively reign in rampant corruption in the country. During the State House summit on Governance and Accountability today, the State Law Office, that of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) all heaped the blames

The guardian Battle for Mosul: Iraqi forces converge in decisive battle against Isis: British, US and French special forces and paratroopers support push by peshmerga from east and Iraqi army from south. Iraqi forces, supported by US-led airstrikes and special forces, advanced on Mosul from the east and the south on Monday in the first phase of a long-planned offensive

The Star 1.3 million Kenyans face starvation: More than 1.3 million Kenyans are facing starvation and are in dire need of relief food. So serious is the situation that livestock have started dying in large numbers across the country. The worst affected areas are Kilifi, Kwale, Tana River, Taita Taveta, Garissa, Wajir, Mandera, Isiolo, Marsabit, Kitui and Samburu. In Laikipia,

Millions of voters risk 2017 elections lockout A massive five million potential voters are at risk of being locked out from casting their ballots in next year’s general elections due to hurdles in getting National Identification cards. A lobby group InformationAction (IFA) has identified 17 areas across six of Kenya’s eight regions where potential voters face hurdles in obtaining a

The calls to reduce the number of elected leaders across the country has received a key boost after MPs expressed support for such a move. Members of Parliament from Baringo County yesterday threw their weight behind a report that recommended the cutting of public expenditure necessitated by the increase in elective political positions with the promulgation of the Constitution in

Information Action (IFA) co-director Maina Kiai (second from left), then United Nations special rapporteur speaks as other panelist and US President Barack Obama (right) listens during the International Civil Society event in New York, USA, on September 23, 2013. An IFA report indicates that some five million potential voters in Kenya risk being locked out from next year’s general election.