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Senator Paul Njoroge has hit out at Deputy President William Ruto in yet another tirade that could rock the Jubilee boat with just months to next year’s general election. The Jubilee nominated senator today criticized Ruto over his remarks purporting that the 2017 race has been concluded. The Deputy President has always maintained that the 2017 race is done and

Four Administration Police Officers arrested on suspicion of killing human rights lawyer Willie Kimani, his client and their taxi driver have today been formally charged with murder. Senior Sergeant Fredrick Leliman, Sergeant Leonard Mwangi Maina, Corporal Stephen Cheburet Morogo and Constable Silvia Wanjiku Wanjohi were charged with three counts of murder for the deaths of Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda

As President Uhuru Kenyatta received United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in Nairobi on Sunday, concern on the new wave of violence that erupted in South Sudan last week was a top priority. In strongly worded declarations, the two called on President Salva Kiir and Vice President Riek Machar to restrain their forces against war by calling for a permanent

President Obama has called for restraint after three police officers were shot dead in the city of Baton Rouge in Louisiana. The gunman, Gavin Long, an African-American who had served for five years in the Marines, was also killed. He had posted videos on the internet complaining about police treatment of African-Americans. Tensions in Baton Rouge have been high since

  Turkey has arrested 6,000 people after a failed coup, with President Erdogan vowing to purge state bodies of the “virus” that caused the revolt. Mr Erdogan’s top military aide Col Ali Yazici is among those now in custody. The overall death toll for the weekend violence has risen to 290, the foreign ministry said. More than 100 of those

The African Union (AU) will soon start funding its peacekeeping operations in the continent in a bid to cut back on foreign donor dependency. The member states of the 54-strong continental bloc approved a proposal that will enable Africa to fully finance its activities without foreign aid. This was part of agreements reached during the 27th AU Summit held in

Kenyans on Twitter haver rallied together using the #SaveWajirKids to assist children from Wajir North Sub County with a rare skin condition to get medical assistance. The hashtag started trending this morning with photos showing malnutritioned toddlers as young as 2 years of age covered with dry fish-like skin all over their bodies, some of them with enlarged eyes while other

World attention on Kenya as global meet kicks off President Uhuru Kenyatta and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Sunday evening presided over the opening of the 14th United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Nairobi. The two leaders flew in from Kigali, Rwanda, where they had attended the 27th African Union Summit. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, who was

The Economist A half-baked coup will change Turkish politics for the worse: It began in the evening. Military vehicles took over the two bridges over the Bosporus; helicopters clattered and military jets roared overhead. Soon came the news, familiar to an older generation of Turks but forgotten by the current one: soldiers had staged a coup. They declared in a

Slain Recce commando wedded just last month: The Recce squad soldier who was killed in a rescue mission in Kapenguria yesterday has left behind a widow whom he wedded just last month. Mr Dennis Momanyi was among 20 Recce commandos flown from Nairobi to neutralize a rogue police officer who had attacked the Kapenguria Police Station in West Pokot County