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The UK has voted to leave the European Union after 43 years in a historic referendum. Leave won by 52 percent to 48 percent with England and Wales voting strongly for Brexit, while London, Scotland and Northern Ireland backed staying in the EU. Opinion polls before the referendum showed either side in a position to win. However, the outcome stunned

Obama speaks with Uhuru on support for refugees: US President Barack Obama on Thursday spoke by telephone with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta about the need for strong international support for refugees living in the East African country, according to White House. Obama and Kenyatta “agreed that the United States and Kenya would work closely together on this issue, to better

Financial Times US Supreme Court deals immigration blow to Obama: President Barack Obama has suffered a crushing defeat over immigration at the Supreme Court that will leave the next US president to decide whether to deport or protect millions of unauthorised immigrants. The top US court maintained a freeze on what Mr Obama hoped would be a central part of

NTA survey report reveals how governors misuse funds The National Taxpayers Association (NTA) has released a report showing how six counties misused funds meant for development. The report, dubbed County Citizen Report Cards (CRCs) was released yesterday and reveals that at least 16 per cent of funds allocated for development projects were wasted. The analysis also shows that out of

Governors attending Senate sessions will be accorded security and decorum that they deserve, senate Speaker Ekwee Ethuro has said. Ethuro, however, said that he is yet to receive a letter from the Council of Governors (CoG) over alleged mistreatment of county chiefs in the senate committee sessions. “I am yet to receive the letter from CoG but this is a

Speaker assures governors of respect amid threats to skip Senate summons: Governors attending Senate sessions will be accorded security and decorum that they deserve, senate Speaker Ekwee Ethuro has said.  Ethuro said that he is yet to receive a letter from the Council of Governors (CoG) over alleged mistreatment of county chiefs in the senate committee sessions. It is a

Eight MPs facing hate speech charges have been handed more trouble after a man moved to court seeking to have them barred from contesting for any political seats in the next General Election. MPs Moses Kuria, Junet Mohamed, Aisha Jumwa, Florence Mutua, Kimani Ngujiri, Ferdinand Waititu, Timothy Bosire and Senator Johnson Muthama were all charged incitement. And now, Charles Kivuva

Persons found engaging in or abetting cheating during national examinations will face a jail term of 10 years, President Uhuru Kenyatta has warned. Speaking during a meeting with secondary school head teachers in Mombasa, the President indicated that the penalty is among the measures being taken to streamline examination administration so that cases of cheating are eradicated. He further pointed

Patients suffering from non-communicable diseases will in three months access cheaper drugs if a guideline by the Pharmacy and Poisons board is approved. The board is seeking to have the cost of imported cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure drugs among others reduced by at least 20 per cent. To achieve the anticipated reduction, the board is mulling the re-introduction

The United States and United Kingdom envoys to Kenya have welcomed the agreement between Jubilee and the Cord Coalitions to table a motion in Parliament to resolve the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) impasse. In a press statement to newsrooms, UK High Commissioner Nic Hailey and his US counterpart Robert Godec have expressed their faith in the motion to