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Clinton, Trump clash in first debate

Clinton, Trump clash in first debate

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clashed Monday in their first head-to-head debate of the general election season, with Trump in particular straying from the truth, CNN's Reality Check Team found. The team of reporters, researchers and editors across CNN listened throughout the debate and selected key statements from both candidates, rating them true; mostly true; true, but misleading; false; or it's complicated. Climate...

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Cell phone video released of…

Cell phone video released of Keith Lamont Scott's shooting

The family of Keith Lamont Scott has released cell phone video, recorded by his wife, that shows the moments leading to his fatal shooting by police Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina. The v...

What to do if your Yahoo acc…

What to do if your Yahoo account was hacked

The latest Yahoo hack is a doozy you shouldn't ignore. The company said on Thursday at least 500 million user accounts were affected by a massive data breach. The hack happened in 2014, when "...

White Tulsa officer charged …

White Tulsa officer charged with manslaughter in death of unarmed black man

A white police officer in Tulsa, Okla., who was shown on video fatally shooting an unarmed black man has been charged with manslaughter, authorities said on Thursday. Tulsa District Attorney S...

Kenya embassy staff on the s…

Kenya embassy staff on the spot as 2,000 visa stickers 'go missing' in DC

  Kenyan embassy staff in the US lost 2,000 visa stickers in one year that could have been sold in the black market in the latestscandal to rock Kenyan missions abroad. In his latest audit repo...

Mara wildebeest migration sp…

Mara wildebeest migration spectacle set for live online streaming

Wildlife lovers will Tuesday start viewing live global transmissions of the wildebeest migration spectacle on two online channels through YouTube and Facebook. In an interview with the Nation,...

Oil deposits trigger boundar…

Oil deposits trigger boundary row between Kenya and Somalia

The fate of six oil blocks in the Indian Ocean and the role of foreign governments will come to play this morning as Kenya and Somalia argue out their maritime boundary case before the Internat...

Safaricom warns of job losse…

Safaricom warns of job losses

Mobile phone operator Safaricom has warned of more job losses in Mombasa due to proposed high business levies. The company’s Coast region head of operations, Ms Fawzia Kimanthi, said the county...

Medical Fund for Susan Mutho…

Medical Fund for Susan Muthoni Mbagara of Seattle, Washington

Robert Omondi (Omosh) on behalf of his wife Susan Muthoni Mbagara, appeals to family and friends for continued prayers and support. Omosh's beloved wife Susan, was recently diagnosed with Stage...

No reprieve on loans pricing…

No reprieve on loans pricing for 300,000 micro banks clients

More than 300,000 borrowers with microfinance banks (MFBs) have been left out of the lower-interest rate regime following exclusion from the new law regulating the price of bank loans. Microfinan...

I built a business from an o…

I built a business from an old rugged mattress

"The mind is limitless. It can be stretched by new ideas without losing its original dimensions,” says 28-year-old Lillian Wambui, who built her career from an old rugged mattress. Wambui, the ...

Lupita Nyong’o: “I Want to C…

In her new movie, Queen of Katwe, Lupita Nyong’o brings her talent and brilliance to a story from her native East Africa. To celebrate, she takes Vogue—and the most glorious prints of the season...

US fast food chain Burger Ki…

US fast food chain Burger King to open Nairobi outlet

American fast food chain Burger King is set to open a Nairobi outlet at The Hub Mall in Karen. The firm is making final touches on the store. Burger King’s arrival in the Kenyan market comes more...

Patients to wait longer for …

Patients to wait longer for cancer centres as construction postponed

Cancer patients will have to wait for three more years to access convenient healthcare after the government pushed back timeline for the construction of the four treatment centres. The centres to...

African writer's American Dr…

African writer's American Dream comes true

Imbolo Mbue's rise to the top of the literary tree is a true fairy tale of New York. The 33-year-old Cameroonian writer, who was born in a house without running water or electricity, became the...

$117 million gone: Oprah los…

$117 million gone: Oprah loses more than weight

Oprah Winfrey's halo effect on Weight Watchers(WTW) is disappearing fast. The media mogul and 10% owner of Weight Watchers has seen $117 million in wealth vanish as shares of the company have c...

Will Trump Release His Tax R…

Will Trump Release His Tax Returns? Billionaire Pledges Up to $5 Million for Veterans if So

The billionaire co-founder of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman, has pledged to give up to $5 million to veterans groups if Donald J. Trump agrees to release his tax returns before the Oct. 19 presidential...

Police unit dismantles bomb …

Police unit dismantles bomb vest after failed attack

Bomb disposal unit is dismantling a bomb vest worn by women who attacked Central Police Station in Mombasa earlier today. The three dressed in bui-buis (head to toe robes) have been killed, lea...

Looking back at 9/11, Americ…

Looking back at 9/11, Americans feel fear, anger, worry

Fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks, Americans are increasingly worried that terrorists will strike in the days around the anniversary, and they are more likely than five years ago to feel fear...

CNN/ORC poll: High expectati…

CNN/ORC poll: High expectations for Clinton ahead of first debate

Americans say they expect Hillary Clinton to outperform Donald Trump when the two take the stage for the first presidential debate in less than three weeks, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. Ove...

Mike Pence defends Donald Tr…

Mike Pence defends Donald Trump comments on Vladimir Putin: 'inarguable'

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday defended his running mate's statement that Vladimir Putin is a stronger leader than President Barack Obama, calling it "inarguable." In a sit-down with CNN's...

Miami attacks Zika from the …

Miami attacks Zika from the air

Planes flying over Miami Beach on Friday conducted aerial spraying for mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus, despite concerns over possible effects that the insecticide naled may have on health a...

Will North Korea's next miss…

Will North Korea's next missile test have a nuclear warhead?

Could North Korea actually put a nuclear warhead atop a rocket and fire it at a potential adversary? Some still doubt North Korea can make a warhead small enough, or miniaturize it enough, to m...

Foreigners may be appointed …

Foreigners may be appointed to IEBC after MPs approve Bill

Foreigners may be appointed to serve at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) after MPs approved the Elections Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which removes the requirement that co...

Uhuru to commission Isiolo I…

Uhuru to commission Isiolo International Airport early next year

President Uhuru Kenyatta will early next year commission the Sh2.7 billion Isiolo International Airport, it has been announced. Transport Principal Secretary Irungu Nyakera, who inspected the o...

Land Commission digitising r…

Land Commission digitising records to improve services

Land buyers, agents, sellers and others interested in accessing land services will no longer have to queue for long hours at the land offices or engage in tedious processes to have their issues ...

World's largest indoor theme…

World's largest indoor theme park opens in Dubai

It's already home to the world's tallest buildings, biggest shopping malls and largest man-made islands. Now, Dubai can claim yet another superlative -- the "world's largest indoor theme park."...

CBK orders banks to obey vag…

CBK orders banks to obey vague rate caps law in 2 weeks

Commercial banks have two weeks to comply with new interest rate caps even as the wording of the law transmitted by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) to chief executives remained vague and confusing. ...

Sameer shuts down Nairobi ty…

Sameer shuts down Nairobi tyre plant in favour of imports

Sameer Africa has closed its Yana tyres manufacturing factory in Nairobi citing increased competition from cheaper imports, dealing yet another blow to Kenya’s ambition to industrialise.   The c...

KNH doubles treatment fee fo…

KNH doubles treatment fee for cancer patients

Cancer patients seeking treatment at Kenyatta National Hospital will have to cough up double the amount they have been paying for radiotherapy after charges were raised. Some patients told Nati...

Leaked Script Shows What Adv…

Leaked Script Shows What Advisers Want Donald Trump to Say at Black Church

Donald J. Trump’s visit to a black church here on Saturday will be a major moment for a candidate with a history of offending the sensibilities of black Americans. His team is leaving nothing...

Zika, a Formidable Enemy, At…

Zika, a Formidable Enemy, Attacks and Destroys Parts of Babies’ Brains

The images tell a heartbreaking story: Zika’s calamitous attack on the brains of babies — as seen from the inside. With a macabre catalog of brain scans and ultrasound pictures, a new study det...

Obama tours Louisiana amid c…

Obama tours Louisiana amid criticism that he's late

President Barack Obama toured flood-ravaged Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Tuesday, surveying wreckage that has also become a political football. "We are heartbroken by the loss of life," Obama said ...

Florida man robbed, killed a…

Florida man robbed, killed after online date

Thousands of people are turning to the internet for love, but one online dateended tragically for a man from Auburndale. Police said Adam Hilarie was killed after making a connection on the dat...

Reagan's daughter on Trump 2…

Reagan's daughter on Trump 2nd Amendment comment: 'Horrifying'

Ronald Reagan’s daughter slammed Donald Trump late Wednesday night over his suggestion that “Second Amendment people” could stop a President Hillary Clinton from appointing anti-gun judges to th...

Too good to check: Sean Hann…

Too good to check: Sean Hannity’s tale of a Trump rescue

“The Trump campaign has confirmed to Hannity.com that Mr. Trump did indeed send his plane to make two trips from North Carolina to Miami, Florida to transport over 200 Gulf War Marines back home...

DEA regularly mines American…

DEA regularly mines Americans' travel records to seize millions in cash

Federal drug agents regularly mine Americans’ travel information to profile people who might be ferrying money for narcotics traffickers — though they almost never use what they learn to make a...

Afreximbank’s plan for Kenya…

Afreximbank’s plan for Kenya regional office hit by tax war

Kenya risks losing out to Ethiopia in the race to host the Sh3 billion regional headquarters of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) due to a diplomatic row, the Business Daily has learned. ...

Express toll road to link ci…

Express toll road to link city to airport

Motorists wishing to avoid traffic jams while going to catch flights will be charged a fee to use an expressway to be built from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. This is part o...

Uhuru unveils his 2017 party…

Uhuru unveils his 2017 party, Raila fights plan

President Uhuru Kenyatta launched his re-election bid in earnest on Tuesday after he announced that he will be defending his seat through the newly created and broad-based Jubilee Party. Som...

City hospitals ink deal with…

City hospitals ink deal with Nairobi County to handle food testing

MP Shah and Nairobi Hospital will now handle food testing in the capital's hospitality industry before issuance of certificates by City Hall. This comes after a contract between the Nairobi Co...

Donald Trump needs a miracle…

Donald Trump needs a miracle to win

Three months from now, with the 2016 presidential election in the rearview mirror, we will look back and agree that the presidential election was over on Aug. 9th. Of course, it is politically...

CSs want Raila to run agains…

CSs want Raila to run against Uhuru

Two Cabinet Secretaries and four Jubilee MPs have asked Cord leader Raila Odinga to vie for the presidency and not step down for any other candidate. They spoke as Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetan...

NKANATA OUT: Star sprinter o…

NKANATA OUT: Star sprinter out of Olympics due to blunder by NOCK and Athletics Kenya

Team Kenya Chef de Mission Stephen Soi confirmed yesterday that Nkanata will not be competing at the games despite having arrived in Rio de Janeiro from his base in the US a few days ago. The ...

Kasich: Trump Jr. called aid…

Kasich: Trump Jr. called aide to float VP offer

Ohio Gov. John Kasich still isn't ready to support Donald Trump for president -- but he confirmed that one of his aides was contacted about possibly joining the real estate mogul's ticket as his...

Feds open talks on growing h…

Feds open talks on growing human organs in animals

Scientists may be a step closer to growing human organs in animals. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is considering lifting a moratorium that blocked funding for experimentation involv...

Kenyans in Canada hit with t…

Kenyans in Canada hit with the highest remittance fees

Kenyans in Canada sending money back home paid the highest charges compared to those in other major source countries for diaspora remittances as at May this year, data compiled by the World Bank sho...

Pressure piles on big banks …

Pressure piles on big banks to cut rates as 3 comply

Three banks have indicated they are cutting lending rates in line with benchmark rates, mounting pressure on their rivals as the debate to regulate loan prices rages. Last week Commercial Bank of...

Safaricom head hunts Equity …

Safaricom head hunts Equity chief in battle for mobile cash

Safaricom has hired former Equity Bank Group director of payments Ronald Webb to head its M-Pesa unit, stepping up the mobile money rivalry between the two companies.   Mr Webb has been instrume...

Kenya Airways sells Embakasi…

Kenya Airways sells Embakasi land to Kemsa for Sh400m

Kenya Airways has completed the sale of five acres of land in Embakasi to the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (Kemsa) in a transaction that will earn the carrier over Sh400 million. The national ...

Last Atlantic City Casino Li…

Last Atlantic City Casino Linked to Trump Is Closing Amid a Strike

The last of the Atlantic City casinos once operated by Donald J. Trump is set to close early next month. The Trump Taj Mahal, which has been picketed since July 1 by hundreds of striking emplo...

Nacada CEO, 5 staff to be ch…

Nacada CEO, 5 staff to be charged over tender award

National Authority for the Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (Nacada) CEO William Okedi and five other officials will be charged on August 17 with abuse of office and flouting procurement ...

What Donald meant was ...

What Donald meant was ...

Mike Pence was chosen as Donald Trump's vice presidential nominee in part because of his ability to stay on message and maintain his relationships with fellow Republicans -- even under politica...

Three Kenyan hotels win Worl…

Three Kenyan hotels win World Luxury Spa Awards

Three Kenyan hotels have scooped World Luxury Spa Awards for 2016. Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort in Mombasa, Nairobi Serena Hotel and Enashipai Resort in Naivasha bagged the awards in the Africa c...

List of 114 schools hit by u…

List of 114 schools hit by unrest

Over 100 schools have been affected by unrest in the past two months as policymakers scramble to identify the causes of the crisis that threatens to spiral out of control. Education Cabinet Secreta...

Fred Matiangi, principals ru…

Fred Matiangi, principals rule out closing schools over unrest

School activities will go on until the end of the term on August 12, despite the wave of unrest that has hit many secondary schools. At a meeting chaired by Education Secretary Fred Matiang'i on Th...

Cofek sues Transport CS for …

Cofek sues Transport CS for appointing Norwegian KAA boss

The Consumers Federation of Kenya (Cofek) has challenged the appointment of a Norwegian to head the Kenya Airports Authority. The consumer rights body said the position is meant for a Kenyan, not a...

North Korea: U.S. crossed 'r…

North Korea: U.S. crossed 'red line', declared war

North Korea's top diplomat for U.S. affairs told The Associated Press on Thursday that Washington "crossed the red line" and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jon Un on its list of sanc...

A Post reporter was banned f…

A Post reporter was banned from a Trump-Pence rally yesterday. That should frighten you

Jose DelReal is one of a small team of people who cover Donald Trump's presidential campaign for The Washington Post. On Wednesday, he was in Milwaukee to cover an appearance by Trump running mate M...

Donald Trump encourages Russ…

Donald Trump encourages Russia to hack Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump called on Russia to hack Hillary Clinton's email on Wednesday. "Russia, if you're listening I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be ...

Mom broadcasts daughter's be…

Mom broadcasts daughter's beating on Facebook

"You wanna try me, right?" So begins the live Facebook broadcast of a mother beating and berating her 16-year-old daughter in their Savannah, Georgia, home. The teen sobs as her mother slaps her a...

1,400 Chinese workers to bui…

1,400 Chinese workers to build Sh200bn Lamu coal plant

The number of Chinese workers in Kenya’s crowded labour market is set to increase significantly when construction of Lamu’s coal power plant begins later this year, official reports indicate. A C...

Malik's Trump endorsement ex…

Malik's Trump endorsement exposes frosty relationship with Obama

US President Barack Obama’s half-brother Malik says he endorsed the election of Republican Party candidate Donald Trump because he is a “down-to-earth” person. An excited Mr Trump on Monday tweeted...

Jordan: I can't stay silent

Jordan: I can't stay silent

"I can no longer stay silent." So says Michael Jordan, widely considered the best NBA player of all time but someone who has refrained from using his celebrity to take a public stand on social issu...

Nintendo stock tanks after '…

Nintendo stock tanks after 'Pokemon Go' investors realize company doesn't own game

In response to the ubiquity of “Pokemon Go,” investors immediately began snatching up Nintendo stock like, well, Pokemon, probably because the company is most closely associated with the game from i...

Munich shooting: Teen had do…

Munich shooting: Teen had documents about going on rampage, police say

Although police had engaged in a shootout with the Munich gunman, an autopsy indicated he had died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police officials told a press conference in Munich on Saturday. ...

Key survey sees UK economy s…

Key survey sees UK economy shrinking after Brexit vote

British business activity sank in July to its lowest level since April 2009, a survey showed Friday in the first indication of economic contaction since the shock EU exit vote. The preliminary co...

Kenyatta signs Bill to disbu…

Kenyatta signs Bill to disburse Sh302bn to counties

President Uhuru Kenyatta this morning signed into law the County Allocation of Revenue Bill, 2016. The Act provides for disbursement of Sh302.2 billion to the 47 county governments in the financial ...

Pokemon Go takes over town n…

Pokemon Go takes over town near North Korean border

It looks like a beautiful father-son bonding moment. In matching red T-shirts, hunched over two smartphones, a father coaches his young boy in how to catch Pokemon. You have to wonder if they even...

UN forum on trade reaches de…

UN forum on trade reaches deal

United Nations member states meeting in Nairobi last evening endorsed two crucial documents that will provide a set of trade and development issues to be tackled in the next four years. This means ...

Gunman kills 9, self near ma…

Gunman kills 9, self near mall

At least nine people were killed and 21 others hurt Friday in a shooting rampage at a busy shopping district in Munich, Germany, police said. Police searched for attackers, thinking there might be ...

Clinton picks Kaine

Clinton picks Kaine

Hillary Clinton has chosen Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine to be her running mate, turning to a steady and seasoned hand in government to fill out the Democratic ticket, she announced Friday. "I'm thrilled...

Top three NSE stockbrokers g…

Top three NSE stockbrokers grab over 50pc of equity market

The top three stockbrokers trading at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) now control over 50 per cent of the market, using strong foreign trading desks to lock out smaller rivals who rely on fast...

Trade negotiators close to a…

Trade negotiators close to a deal as battle of wording continues

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) Nairobi meeting closed its fourth day closer to a deal on a final declaration even as intense lobbying continued on the wording of t...

UNCTAD launches database to …

UNCTAD launches database to ease world trade

Skirting G20 countries non-tariff measures costs developing nations an estimated Sh226.5bn ($23 billion) annually, an equivalent of 10 per cent of their exports to the group, new data published...

Cruz walks tightrope between…

Cruz walks tightrope between Trump and 2020

Ted Cruz can't escape the shadow of Donald Trump -- or his plane. At a rally on the Cleveland waterfront, as Cruz spoke gingerly to fellow Republicans about "our nominee" and the uncertain fut...

Three types of Republicans a…

Three types of Republicans at the RNC

It's no secret that Republicans aren't marching in lockstep unity behind Donald Trump, despite the fact that he officially clinched the presidential nomination this week at the convention. Part...

Trump aide takes blame

Trump aide takes blame

Donald Trump's campaign finally moved Wednesday to shut down the distracting controversy over Melania Trump's plagiarized speech by identifying the writer who worked on the speech. After spendi...

Donald Trump turned his VP r…

Donald Trump turned his VP rollout into a total mess

Just as the Indianapolis Star reported on Thursday afternoon, Donald Trump has selected Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) as his running mate. But between the Star's report and Trump's confirmation of it, Tr...

Fundraiser to assist in havi…

Fundraiser to assist in having Charity Mugure’s body taken back to Kenya

We are deeply saddened to announce the untimely death of Charity Mugure after a long illness on July 11th  the family needs urgent funds to transport the body to Kenya but we take comfort in knowing...

Tech leaders: 'Trump would b…

  145 tech power players penned an open letter to the world about Donald Trump. "We have listened to Donald Trump over the past year and we have concluded: Trump would be a disaster for innovation,"...

Nice, France, truck attack k…

Nice, France, truck attack kills 80

At least 80 people were killed Thursday night when a large truck plowed through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France, President Francois Hollande said. The driver shot into the crowd an...

Donald Trump selects Mike Pe…

Donald Trump selects Mike Pence as VP

Donald Trump has called Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and offered him the vice presidential slot on his ticket, CNN has learned. Pence has accepted. The pick sets up a stark clash in styles: a brash pres...

Trump declines invite to NAA…

Trump declines invite to NAACP convention

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will not be speaking at the NAACP Annual Convention in Ohio next week, the civil rights organization's president and CEO said Tuesday. Af...

Emirates named world's best …

Emirates named world's best airline in 2016 Skytrax awards

The world's best airline for 2016 is Emirates, according to a survey of millions of airline passengers conducted by Skytrax. The international airline, based in Dubai, won the top honors at Tuesday...

Gay blood donor ban based on…

Gay blood donor ban based on fear, not science

A month ago, Americans woke up to the horrible news that as we slept, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history — the most violent terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11 -- had just occurred...

Toughest job in politics

Toughest job in politics

House Speaker Paul Ryan has one of the toughest jobs in politics right now: safeguarding the future of the Republican Party while simultaneously uniting the party around Donald Trump, its controvers...

Treasury gives KQ Sh10bn loa…

Treasury gives KQ Sh10bn loan for turnaround plans

Troubled national carrier Kenya Airways has received Sh10 billion soft loan from the National Treasury, giving the airline muscle to implement its turnaround strategy. The government borrowed the...

KAA appoints Norwegian to to…

KAA appoints Norwegian to top job

Norwegian Johnny Andersen is the new managing director of the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA). Mr Andersen’s appointment by Transport Secretary James Macharia ends a protracted recruitment character...

Moi sold city land claimed b…

Moi sold city land claimed by university

Former President Daniel arap Moi was paid Sh500 million by a private developer a month ago for land claimed by the United States International University - Africa (USIU-A). The eight-hectare (20-ac...

Portugal win Euro 2016

  Portugal overcame the early loss of captain Cristiano Ronaldo to beat hosts France in the Euro 2016 final and win their first major tournament thanks to substitute Eder's superb extra-time strike. ...

Shootings lead to U.S. trave…

Shootings lead to U.S. travel advisory

The Bahamas' Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration is warning its citizens traveling to the United States of "recent tensions in some American cities over shootings of young black males by pol...

Ouko reveals theft of Sh1.5b…

Ouko reveals theft of Sh1.5bn visas in Kenyan embassies

Several foreign missions cannot account for visa stickers and passports worth Sh1.5 billion, reflecting the poor record keeping in embassies that has paved the way for fraudulent dealings. Audito...

Lawmaker champions uptake of…

Lawmaker champions uptake of GMOs to boost food security

A senator has urged the government to hasten passage of laws to allow growing of genetically modified crops (GMOs) to promote food security and economic growth. Senate Education Committee Chairman ...

Why donor took back Sh30m ho…

Why donor took back Sh30m hospital kits

The importers of the Sh30 million medical equipment held at the port of Mombasa but now headed back to Denmark, originally assumed that no taxes would be demanded because they were intended for char...

Modi's visit renews debate o…

Modi's visit renews debate on generic drugs

Kenyans used to subsidised drugs for Tuberculosis, malaria and HIV may start paying more if India changes its patent laws. As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tours the country, charity group Do...

Dallas sniper attack: 5 offi…

Dallas sniper attack: 5 officers killed, suspect identified

The ambush began with gunshots that killed five officers and sent screaming crowds scrambling for cover. It ended when a Dallas police bomb squad robot killed a gunman after negotiations failed. In...

BBC reveals how it roped Wet…

BBC reveals how it roped Wetangula into BAT scam

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) used forensic experts and computer software to verify information it used in a story that implicated Bungoma senator Moses Wetangula in a bribery scandal i...

What to expect from India’s …

What to expect from India’s PM Narendra Modi visit to Kenya

India will be banking on history and geographical location to boost its trade relations with Kenya. The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected in the country on July 10 for a two-day visit...

Kenya Airways axe hovers ove…

Kenya Airways axe hovers over 600 jobs

Kenya Airways has commenced its staff rationalisation exercise with 80 staff set to be affected in the first phase of a redundancy plan that will see 600 employees retrenched or moved. KQ, as the n...

Alton Sterling shooting: Sec…

Alton Sterling shooting: Second video of deadly encounter emerges

A second video showing the shooting death of Alton Sterling, a black man shot several times while being held on the ground by police outside a Louisiana convenience store, was posted online Wedn...

Investors query the quality …

Investors query the quality of advice in share, bond issues

Consultants who steered Uchumi Supermarket’s 2014 rights issue have come under intense scrutiny following revelations that the cash call was based on deeply flawed information, which has left invest...

Israel and Kenya to boost se…

Israel and Kenya to boost security partnership in terror fight

Kenyan security troops are set to benefit from increased training, equipment and intelligence sharing with Israel to boost their combat capability in the war against terrorism. President Uhuru ...

Chinese fish floods Kisumu m…

Chinese fish floods Kisumu markets

Nyanza, which boasts of Africa’s largest fresh water lake, is now importing fish from China to satisfy its domestic demand. A spot check by The Standard confirmed that fish from China has flood...

Local developer PDM enters U…

Local developer PDM enters Uganda with $10.2m project

In a move aimed at tapping into the growing demand for high-end residential housing in Kampala, Uganda, Kenyan developer PDM Holdings has announced the construction of Infinity Court, a Sh1.2bil...

Mystery of tall dark man in …

Mystery of tall dark man in lawyer's murder

Three more people are being sought by police over the murder of a lawyer, his client and a taxi driver two weeks ago. One of the suspects is a tall, dark man who drove the taxi, which the three...

Trump vs. the GOP

Trump vs. the GOP

Republicans are trying to embrace Donald Trump -- but he isn't making it easy. Just three weeks before the party plans to coronate Trump as its 2016 standard-bearer at the Republican National Conve...

Reality Check: What has Brex…

Reality Check: What has Brexit done to the economy?

he claim: The damage done to the economy has already been many times the value of the UK's contribution to the EU Budget. Reality Check verdict: There may already have been an impact on the economy...

Oscars push for more gender …

Oscars push for more gender and ethnical diversity

The organisers of the Oscars have invited a record number of new members to vote in next year's Academy Awards, in response to criticism of a lack of diversity at this year's ceremony. Nearly 700 p...

Turkey violence: How dangero…

Turkey violence: How dangerous is instability?

Turkey's biggest cities, Ankara and Istanbul, have been hit by a spate of deadly bombings. The latest, targeting Ataturk airport in Istanbul, is one of Europe's busiest transport hubs, attracting mo...

Safaricom to compensate user…

Safaricom to compensate users for dropped calls

Safaricom has promised to compensate its subscribers for dropped calls within its network, raising the quality-of-service bar for rivals in an increasingly competitive sector. Subscribers who suffe...

State House suspends press t…

State House suspends press team

Members of the Presidential Strategic Communication Unit have been suspended following what a source said was “haemorrhaging of uncertified information” to the public. The directive, issued by Stat...

We’ll bar hate leaders from …

We’ll bar hate leaders from church - bishop

Evangelical churches have said they will bar politicians inciting Kenyans from attending service. They asked those facing hate speech charges to “repent” ahead of the 2017 elections. The churches ...

And now comes Regrexit

And now comes Regrexit

  From Brexit to #Regrexit -- an online petition demanding a second referendum on Britain's decision to leave the EU has passed 2 million signatures. By Saturday afternoon, more than 2 million peo...

Conservative columnist Georg…

Conservative columnist George Will says he's leaving GOP over Trump

Conservative commentator and columnist George Will says he is leaving the Republican Party because of Donald Trump -- and he's advocating that others do the same. In a speech at a Federalist Societ...

Kenya gets US support on rep…

Kenya gets US support on repatriation of refugees from Dadaab

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his American counterpart Barrack Obama have agreed on the need to handle the planned repatriation of refugees with dignity and safety, the White House has reported. I...

Government takes over full o…

Government takes over full ownership of Mombasa refinery

The State has taken over full ownership of the Mombasa-based Kenya Petroleum Refineries after purchasing the 50 per cent stake owned by India's Essar Energy. The government acquired the stake for...

No short-term impact of Brex…

No short-term impact of Brexit on Kenyan economy, Treasury says

Kenya's Treasury projects no immediate impact on the country's economy following a landmark decision by British citizens to quit the European Union (EU) in a hugely divisive vote. Treasury Secret...

Iowa congressman wants to bl…

Iowa congressman wants to block $20 Tubman

An Iowa congressman this week proposed legislation that would have blocked Harriet Tubman from replacing President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, but it won't get a vote after a committee determine...

Donald Trump sells candidacy…

Donald Trump sells candidacy, golf courses

As Donald Trump fielded reporters' questions from the 9th hole of Trump Turnberry Friday, the neatly manicured greens and nearby club house adorned with dazzling chandeliers and gold-plated fixtures...

Why the U.S. is freaked out …

Why the U.S. is freaked out about Brexit

Britain's vote to leave the European Union Friday left the United States confronting a threat to the strength and cohesion of both its closest historical ally and a 70-year transatlantic partnership...

5 reasons why Americans shou…

5 reasons why Americans should care about Brexit

Britain's stunning vote to leave the European Union is both historic and world-changing. But what does it really mean for folks living on the other side of the Atlantic? Potentially, everything -- t...

Brexit: Nicola Sturgeon says…

Brexit: Nicola Sturgeon says second Scottish independence vote 'highly likely'

Scotland's first minister has said a second independence referendum is "highly likely" after the UK voted to leave the EU. Nicola Sturgeon said it was "democratically unacceptable" that Scotland fa...

EU Brexit referendum: UK 'mu…

EU Brexit referendum: UK 'must not delay leaving'

EU leaders have insisted that the UK must move swiftly to negotiate leaving the organisation, saying any delay would prolong uncertainty. European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker stressed the "...

Senate rejects series of gun…

Senate rejects series of gun measures

Senators couldn't muster enough bipartisan support to pass a series of gun control measures Monday, the latest in a long string of failed attempts at enacting tighter curbs on firearms in the Un...

'Finally, we did it!': Cavs'…

'Finally, we did it!': Cavs' title ends 52 years of Cleveland sports agony

Around 11 p.m. Sunday, a mob scene unfolded at the corner of E. Fourth St. and Prospect Ave. On this night, there were no strangers among Clevelanders. Snapping a 52-year championship drought t...

Why Kenya should tread with …

Why Kenya should tread with care in implementing mega projects

Driving down Ngong Road gives me a pit in my stomach. All the trees that have been felled as you drive from the City Mortuary roundabout towards Adams Arcade would make the toughest soul shed a tear...

Austrians sue law firm Couls…

Austrians sue law firm Coulson Harney for selling their land

A group of foreign investors has accused six Kenyan businessmen of hijacking their company — Rahil International Limited—and duping a logistics firm owned by billionaire Peter Muthoka into buying a ...

Bill seeks to assure farmers…

Bill seeks to assure farmers minimum pay for tea, coffee

Tea and coffee farmers will have guaranteed minimum returns for their crop if MPs approve a Bill that seeks to amend the Crops Act 2013 Kiharu MP Irungu Kang’ata has drafted a Bill that seeks to ...

More doubt cast on cost of b…

More doubt cast on cost of bypass

The controversial cost of Nairobi’s western bypass continues to raise eyebrows, with comparisons drawing wide gaps. That the same contractor building the 28.6km southern bypass at Sh17 billion ...

All set for IEBC talks as pa…

All set for IEBC talks as parties differ on exit package

Even before the committee to negotiate electoral reform has its first sitting, disagreements are already wafting out of Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (Cord) and Jubilee. Both sides are wi...

Muhammad Ali to be memoriali…

Muhammad Ali to be memorialized Friday in Louisville

Muhammad Ali, known as "The Louisville Lip" as he began his ascension to boxing greatness, will be celebrated in his Kentucky hometown with ceremonies on Thursday and Friday, a family spokesma...

Kerosene tax increase looms …

  Parliament has recommended a steep increase in kerosene taxes to eliminate its use in the adulteration of petroleum. The move is bound to hurt poor households that rely on kerosene to cook food and...

Panic as bomb found in Kirin…

Panic as bomb found in Kirinyaga church

Fear and panic gripped worshippers when an explosive device was found in a Kirinyaga church on Sunday. The worshippers arrived at Kianyaga Catholic Church in the morning ready for Mass only to ...

Two firms protest Sh418m awa…

Two firms protest Sh418m award to investor

An investment bank owned by businessman Jimnah Mbaru and a South African lender, which were in March this year ordered to pay an investor about Sh418 million, have approached the appellate cou...

Jan Crouch, co-founder of Tr…

Jan Crouch, co-founder of Trinity Broadcasting Network, dies at 78

Jan Crouch, a co-founder of Trinity Broadcasting Network and popular televangelist, has died following a stroke, her son announced Tuesday via a posting on his and his wife's website. She was 78...

Cincinnati gorilla incident:…

The family of a boy who entered a Cincinnati Zoo gorilla's enclosure last weekend -- spurring zoo officials to shoot and kill the animal -- will be the focus of an investigation into the inciden...

He's not gonna take it

He's not gonna take it

In Donald Trump's world, an "eye for an eye" doesn't quite cut it. His calculus is much more severe -- even a modest political jab or unflattering piece of reporting is likely to be met with...

French oil giant Total to fi…

French oil giant Total to finalise takeover of Gapco ‘in months’

French oil giant Total Outre Mer has set a target to conclude the takeover of Kenya’s largest petroleum importer, Gulf Africa Corporation, in the “coming months”.   Total Outre Mer, which owns 9...

Imperial Bank chiefs risk Sh…

Imperial Bank chiefs risk Sh4bn fine over details of bond issue

Directors of the fallen Imperial Bank are facing Sh4 billion in penalties and being backlisted from holding the position in any listed company if the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) finds them g...

South Korea to help Kenya se…

South Korea to help Kenya set up technology centre

Kenya has signed a deal with South Korea for the establishment of a key science and technology centre in the country. It is among several agreements entered into by the government and South Kor...

President Kenyatta and Cord …

President Kenyatta and Cord leader Raila strike deal on IEBC talks

Jubilee and Cord leaders on Tuesday agreed to start talks on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), in a move that could ease tension between the government and the oppositi...

Kenyan milk prices second hi…

Kenyan milk prices second highest in Africa

Kenya’s milk prices are the second most expensive in Africa while the country’s mobile phone calling rates are the second lowest, a new survey shows. Expatistan Cost of Living Index indicates ...

Kenya adopts new building re…

Kenya adopts new building regulations

Professionals in the construction industry will undergo retraining after the government approved discarding of the British standards in favour of European norms ­ now in use globally. The latte...

All class one pupils to get …

All class one pupils to get free tablets by June

All Standard One pupils will be issued with tablets by June, Education PS Belio Kipsang’ has said. Dr Kipsang’ said the digital literacy programme recently launched in 150 primary schools would...

Naivas sibling claims brothe…

Naivas sibling claims brothers have sold supermarket chain secretly

Newton Kagiri Mukuha, the eldest of three brothers fighting in court over control of supermarket chain Naivas, has claimed that his siblings may have secretly sold off the company despite pending su...

Kenyan marries another man i…

Kenyan marries another man in USA

In a trend where Kenyan men are getting married to other men in countries whose laws allow it, a Nakuru man has tied the knot to his American mathematics professor. Mr Ben Gitau, 33, and Mr S...

Hoteliers predict good year …

Hoteliers predict good year as tourist arrivals increase

Tourist arrivals grew 16.8 per cent in the first three months of the year, signalling a rebound for a sector that has been losing cash over the past six years.   Official data shows that the num...

Turbulence persists at Kenya…

Turbulence persists at Kenya Airways as chief operating officer resigns

One more senior executive has left troubled national carrier Kenya Airways, signalling the continuation of management restructuring that began in earnest last year.   Yves Guibert, the carrier’s...

Uganda's Museveni sworn in f…

Uganda's Museveni sworn in for fifth term

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda embarked on a fourth decade in power on Thursday when he was sworn into office for a fifth consecutive term. Museveni, 71, won February's election though the...

Ministry crafts way to ascer…

Ministry crafts way to ascertain fit bottled water

Kenyans can now verify whether the water they buy is from a registered company or not by sending an SMS to 20023 with its brand name. This came as the Health ministry warned of a “mushrooming p...

All eyes on Kenya Sevens in …

All eyes on Kenya Sevens in Paris

Kenya Sevens team will be under pressure to perform well at the Paris Sevens, the ninth leg of the World Series which gets underway Friday night at the Stade Jean Bouin. Kenya, who made history...

Lindsey Graham won't vote fo…

Lindsey Graham won't vote for Trump or Clinton in 2016

Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of Donald Trump's most outspoken Republican critics, says he will not vote for either Trump or Hillary Clinton for president this year. Graham says in a statement Friday he...

Surge in food prices hits th…

Surge in food prices hits the poor as cheap oil boosts the rich

A sharp increase in food prices last year hit Kenya’s urban poor hardest even as falling fuel and electricity prices cut the cost of living for the rich, according to the newly released Economic Sur...

Kenya Airways leases out pla…

Kenya Airways leases out plane to Turkish Airlines

Kenya Airways has signed a lease agreement with Turkish Airlines for one of its three Boeing 777-300 aircraft as part of cost-cutting measures the national carrier is undertaking. KQ, as the airlin...

Uhuru signs revenue division…

Uhuru signs revenue division bill into law

President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law the Division of Revenue Bill, 2016 setting out the amount that each level of the government will receive. Mr Kenyatta also signed into law the Supplemen...

Asbel Kiprop, Conseslus Kipr…

Asbel Kiprop, Conseslus Kipruto ease to victory in Doha

World 1,500m champion Asbel Kiprop and World 3,000m steeplechase silver medallist Conseslus Kipruto glided to world leads with victories in their respective races as the 2016 Diamond League got unde...

Building owners face manslau…

Building owners face manslaughter charges

The two brothers who own the building that collapsed in Huruma, Nairobi, will face manslaughter charges once the death toll has been established, police records have revealed. The brothers, Mr Samu...

150 schools to get tablets f…

150 schools to get tablets for pupils by next week

The distribution of over 12,000 learning devices to 150 public primary schools as the pilot for Digital Literacy Programme will be concluded next week. The distribution of the tablets started on We...

Obama on bin Laden's death: …

Obama on bin Laden's death: 'The American people hadn't forgotten'

President Barack Obama said he hopes that in Osama bin Laden's last moments, the master terrorist understood that the U.S. had come for him to avenge the deaths of 3,000 people on September 11,...

Trump: 'We can't continue to…

Trump: 'We can't continue to allow China to rape our country'

Donald Trump on Sunday compared the U.S.'s trade deficit with China, which he regularly laments and vows to tackle as president, to rape. "We can't continue to allow China to rape our country,...

StanChart stock slides at NS…

StanChart stock slides at NSE as it goes ex-dividend

Standard Chartered has lost nearly a quarter of its value at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) since the closure of its books for bonus and dividend issues.   The bank closed Friday at Sh191...

South Sudan asks Nairobi cou…

South Sudan asks Nairobi court to free frozen funds

Troubled South Sudanese government wants the Kenyan High Court to reverse an order it issued attaching a bank account it has with CFC Stanbic Bank, arguing that the $18 million (Sh1.8 billion) in th...

Kidero to sack quality assur…

Kidero to sack quality assurance officers over collapsed building

Governor Kidero has said quality assurance officers will be fired for failure to ensure the demolition of the house that collapsed killing scores of people and injuring several others in Nairobi...

Hundreds displaced as floods…

Hundreds displaced as floods wreak havoc

Floods have displaced at least 6,000 people in Tebere as heavy rains continued pounding Kirinyaga County. Local MCA Gudson Muchina said many houses have been submerged. Some residents have bee...

Death toll rises to 19 as 65…

Death toll rises to 19 as 65 still missing after building collapse

The number of people who died in a city building collapse rose to 19 on Sunday as 135 others were rescued from the rubble of the six-storey residential flat. However, 65 were still unaccounted ...

Court stops sale of Midlands…

Court stops sale of Midlands potato processor’s stake over Sh100m loan

The High Court has stopped Ugandan private equity firm Pearl Capital Partners from enforcing the public sale of a potato-processing company entangled in a land-grabbing case with former Land ministe...

Kenya in fresh search for co…

Kenya in fresh search for consultant to audit Tullow’s operations

Kenya has opened a fresh search for a consultant to audit the operations of Tullow Oil, more than three years after an earlier hunt failed to attract qualified candidates.   Petroleum principal ...

National Bank on the spot ov…

National Bank on the spot over failure to reveal sacking of CEO

  Troubled lender National Bank is once again on the spot for belatedly reporting the exit of its chief executive and two other senior managers without notifying the capital markets regulator and t...

The route to Tanga: How big …

The route to Tanga: How big oil deal slipped from Kenya’s hands

President Uhuru Kenyatta is usually a very jolly man, but at the 13th Northern Corridor Infrastructure Summit held at the weekend in Kampala, Uganda, he appeared to be the opposite of his usual ...

BEAUTIFUL KENYA: Maasai Mara…

BEAUTIFUL KENYA: Maasai Mara voted Africa’s best game sanctuary

The Maasai Mara Game Reserve has been ranked the best park in Africa, according to the latest World Travel Awards (WTA). The game reserve bagged the trophy for its variety of wildlife, abundan...

Nyachae-linked bank seeks Sh…

Nyachae-linked bank seeks Sh5.4bn diaspora buyout

  Nyachae family-linked Credit Bank is seeking an additional Sh5.4 billion from an investment group for it to take control of the third-tier lender. The bank is wooing Fountain Enterprises Progr...

As Uganda chooses Tanzania p…

As Uganda chooses Tanzania pipeline route, Kenya to go it alone

Uganda will take its oil to the market through Tanzania’s Tanga port, leaving Kenya to build its own pipeline to Lamu, if the positions taken at the just-ended talks in Kampala are maintained. “W...

Hard talks start over cancel…

Hard talks start over cancelled JKIA contract

The government has opened talks with a Chinese firm whose contract to build the second terminal at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) was cancelled amid fears the botched contract co...

Now China a top aid donor to…

Now China a top aid donor to poor countries

China has significantly increased its financial aid to Kenya and other developing countries, making it by far the biggest new aid donor to some of the world’s poor countries, says a new report....

Britam to pay dividends desp…

Britam to pay dividends despite Sh1bn loss

Britam Holdings has maintained its dividend payout despite announcing a loss of Sh1 billion for the year ended December 2015 linked to lower valuations of the companies it has invested in at the...

Stalled Mombasa, Nairobi pip…

Stalled Mombasa, Nairobi pipeline set to overshoot Sh43bn budget

The construction of the new Sh43 billion Nairobi-Mombasa petroleum pipeline has run into strong headwinds, raising fears of potential losses to the taxpayer through cost inflation.   Concern ove...

UK firm eyes 10 pc stake in …

UK firm eyes 10 pc stake in I&M Bank

Kenya’s banking sector Monday received a fresh dose of confidence when a British firm announced a planned purchase of 10 per cent stake in regional financial group I&M Holdings Ltd. The UK ...

Fakes flood Kenya's markets

Fakes flood Kenya's markets

After spending a long time in the city without visiting his parents, Paul Nyacheo, a lab technician, decided to surprise them with gifts when he finally went to see them early this year. The 32-...

ICC: What we’ll do if Uhuru …

ICC: What we’ll do if Uhuru cuts ties

  The ICC on Monday warned that Kenya risks punishment by the Assembly of State Parties if it fails to hand over three suspects wanted in The Hague on charges of tampering with witnesses. Even...

Nigeria plans to send an ast…

Nigeria plans to send an astronaut to space by 2030

Nigeria has announced plans to send an astronaut into space by 2030, as part of its drive to develop a world-class space industry. "The space program is very important," said Dr. Ogbonnaya ...

NSE’s seventh largest trader…

NSE’s seventh largest trader in focus as Chase Bank collapses

The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) is assessing the impact the closure of Chase Bank will have on Genghis Capital which insiders say has put as much as 80 per cent of the deposits in the failed len...

Brazilian lawmakers set to v…

Brazilian lawmakers set to vote on impeachment of Dilma Rousseff

Brazilian lawmakers were set to vote shortly on impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff in a tension-filled showdown watched by millions around the deeply divided Latin American powerhouse. Mon...

Ruto: There will never be vi…

Ruto: There will never be violence over politics again

Deputy President William Ruto on Sunday swore that Kenyans were never going to fight over political rivalry again. Mr Ruto, who had been accused of sponsoring the violence in the Rift Valley af...

History as Kenya Sevens beat…

History as Kenya Sevens beat Fiji

The adoring Kenya Sevens fans Sunday finally got what they have been longing for since the team made their maiden appearance in the World Sevens Series in Dubai in 1999. Kenya finally won the...

How widespread corruption is…

How widespread corruption is hurting Kenya

In Kenya, corruption and bribery are commonplace in law enforcement and the government. Many police officers seem more interested in keeping citizens' cash than keeping the peace, allowing...

Raila: ICC Kenya ruling spel…

Raila: ICC Kenya ruling spells doom

Cord leader Raila Odinga on Wednesday hit out at the ICC, saying its failure to try top Kenyan leaders for crimes against humanity over the 2007 post-election violence spells “doom” for global e...

Texas A&M campus carry rules…

Texas A&M campus carry rules: Guns OK in classrooms, dorms

Concealed handguns will be allowed in classrooms and dormitories on every Texas A&M University campus beginning Aug. 1, according to the system’s campus carry proposals released Wednesday. ...

Heathrow slot sale earned Ke…

Heathrow slot sale earned Kenya Airways Sh5.3 billion

National carrier Kenya Airways earned Sh5.3 billion from the sale of the prized London Heathrow landing slot.   The figure was revealed Wednesday in a report by Standard Investment Bank (SIB) ba...

How Uhuru spent your money

How Uhuru spent your money

The national government spent Sh123 billion — nearly half of its recurrent expenditure for the first six months of this financial year — on salaries alone, according to a report released yesterd...

Barclays Kenya CEO Awori fig…

Barclays Kenya CEO Awori fights to retain brand name after parent’s exit

Barclays Africa Group could still retain its brand name even after its parent company divests from the continent, Barclays Bank of Kenya CEO Jeremy Awori said Wednesday. Mr Awori said this as h...

Obama admits worst mistake o…

Obama admits worst mistake of his presidency

President Barack Obama said the worst mistake of his presidency was a lack of planning for the aftermath of the 2011 toppling of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. "Probably failing to plan for ...

Masters 2016: Danny Willett …

Masters 2016: Danny Willett pips Jordan Spieth to Green Jacket at Augusta

Danny Willett shot a superb five-under-par 67 to take advantage of Jordan Spieth's capitulation and win the Masters after a thrilling final round. The Englishman claimed his maiden major by thr...

Sameer mulls tyre factory cl…

Sameer mulls tyre factory closure as cheap imports hit market

Sameer Africa is mulling the closure of its Nairobi tyre factory due to increased competition from cheaper car tyres from Asian markets, which has seen the firm record its second consecutive loss. ...

Bailout fund to keep trouble…

Bailout fund to keep troubled banks afloat

Central Bank of Kenya on Sunday announced an emergency bailout fund for banks in a strong push to calm the market and restore confidence in the banking sector. While acknowledging that last wee...

Owners of collapsed banks to…

Owners of collapsed banks to return savers money

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday said owners of collapsed banks will be forced to return depositors’ money. While promising that no depositor will lose their hard-earned money because of the ...

CBK’s in-tray full as analys…

CBK’s in-tray full as analysis of Chase Bank data kicks off

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) will be an institution swamped with lots of data and analyses as circumstances in the banking sector slide from the frying pan to the real fire. CBK’s work is cu...

North Korea 'tests long-rang…

North Korea 'tests long-range missile engine'

The new type of engine would "guarantee" the ability to launch a nuclear strike on the US mainland, the KCNA news agency said. The test was conducted at the country's long-range missile launch ...

Diaspora Kenyans protest ove…

Diaspora Kenyans protest over bank closure

Kenyans in the diaspora, some of whom banked with the fallen Chase Bank, have reacted angrily to the news of its insolvency, with most wondering why the customers were not warned of the impendin...

Bethel International Ministy…

  Dear Friends and Partners due to unforeseen circumstances we have postponed the clothes drive until further notice. Thank you so much for your readiness to support.  

Rogue bank goes down with Sh…

Rogue bank goes down with Sh96b

Troubled lender Chase Bank irregularly advanced Sh16.6 billion to various entities, many of them associated with insiders, putting billions of shillings belonging to 55,000 depositors at risk. ...

Can FEP CEO Engineer a Kshs …

Can FEP CEO Engineer a Kshs 5.4 Billion Scam on Diaspora in FEP via Credit Bank?

Dear Diaspora in FEP Investor, At one point since you invested your hard earned cash in FEP; you have been frustrated and in agony. You like me have asked yourself: What happened to my money? You...

Mombasa Beach Hotel faces cl…

Mombasa Beach Hotel faces closure over unpaid bills

The Mombasa Beach Hotel is in a financial crisis due to non-payment of conference bills of Sh30 million by government ministries and counties. According to Tourism Finance Corporation acting ch...

How pyramid scheme mastermin…

How pyramid scheme mastermind stole millions

When pyramid scheme mastermind Peter Ndakwe stashed millions of shillings in offshore accounts in Panama, he did not defraud faceless entities with piles of money but thousands of ordinary Kenya...

Panama Papers Q&A: How asset…

Panama Papers Q&A: How assets are hidden and taxes dodged

The revelations in the millions of papers leaked from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca uncovering a suspected money laundering ring run by close associates of Vladimir Putin may leave readers...

Tickets to the 2016 Olympics…

Tickets to the 2016 Olympics aren't selling, and Brazil is scrambling to boost demand

There could be quite a few empty seats at the Olympic Games in Rio this summer. With just half of tickets sold and only four months before kickoff, Brazil's new minister of sports, Richardo Ley...

Analysts paint a gloomy pict…

Analysts paint a gloomy picture of Uchumi share’s future

Two analysts have issued bleak outlook for Uchumi Supermarkets in research notes to investors. Cytonn Investments has made a U-turn from its earlier note advising investors to buy the retailer’s ...

UK government now turns its …

UK government now turns its guns on Moi-era looters

The British government has offered to help Kenya trace and recover assets looted by Moi-era power men named in the Kroll Report even as the risk consulting firm said it has only completed a quarter ...

Moi opposes plans to scrap 8…

Moi opposes plans to scrap 8-4-4 system

Former President Daniel arap Moi on Sunday opposed plans to scrap the 8-4-4 education system. Speaking during a thanksgiving service at Sunshine School in Nairobi, Mr Moi said the education sys...

Foreign deals of Kenya’s big…

Foreign deals of Kenya’s big names exposed

Deputy Chief Justice Kalpana Rawal has been linked to a string of shell companies registered in a notorious Caribbean tax haven popular with tax dodgers, dictators and drug dealers. She was a d...

All three GOP candidates bac…

All three GOP candidates backed away from their pledge to support GOP nominee

Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich all stepped back from their earlier pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee during Tuesday night's CNN town hall. "All of us shouldn't even hav...

Why National Bank sent six e…

Why National Bank sent six executives on compulsory leave

National Bank of Kenya managing director Munir Sheikh Ahmed and five top managers were Tuesday sent on compulsory leave pending investigations into alleged breach of fiduciary duty and failure to ad...

KAA to lose millions over co…

KAA to lose millions over contract

The Kenya Airports Authority has terminated the contract for the planned construction of a new terminal at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, leaving in its wake questions senior gov...

MPs abandon plan to give 11 …

MPs abandon plan to give 11 hospitals to State

MPs on Tuesday dropped a controversial proposal that would have seen the national government take over from counties the management of the 11 Level-5 hospitals. The proposal was in the Health B...

MPs fault Bill to manage lan…

MPs fault Bill to manage land

One of the major Bills on the management of land appeared headed for defeat last evening as a majority of MPs who spoke about it criticised the manner it had been drafted. The criticism of the ...

Morality of FEP Coming to Di…

Morality of FEP Coming to Diaspora to Jolt their Already Hurting Wallet: Why Allow it?

An Email forwarded by FEP Diaspora representative to me states, “As the financial year comes to a close, FEP Holdings Ltd together with Credit Bank have announced a PPO process on the road map to ac...

UoN among world's top 100 be…

UoN among world's top 100 best universities

The University of Nairobi (UoN) has been ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The sixth edition of QS World University Rankings by Subject has also placed the university in the 51-100...

Museveni suspends pipeline d…

Museveni suspends pipeline decision after meeting Uhuru

Uganda on Monday delayed making a final decision on the proposed shipping of its crude oil through Kenya’s Lamu port, setting up Kenya and Tanzania for intense rivalry in their quest to become the p...

Bermuda Triangle mystery: Mi…

Bermuda Triangle mystery: Missing ships victim of enormous methane blowouts on ocean floor?

Scientists may have discovered the secret behind the notorious Bermuda Triangle: methane bubble explosions. Giant craters on the seabed around Norway's coast have been discovered by scientists, ...

Trump and Clinton headline p…

Trump and Clinton headline pro-Israel lobby conference

  Under normal circumstances, the absence of both the US president and Israel's prime minister from the annual gathering of a major pro-Israel lobby, the American Israel Public Affairs Committe...

How the American dream vanis…

How the American dream vanished

The central tenet of the American dream is the idea that if you work hard, you can succeed. Success is usually measured by financial stability, the ability to support a family, own some propert...

Donald Trump rally: Highway …

Donald Trump rally: Highway blocked by protesters

Demonstrators blocked a highway in Arizona as Donald Trump prepared to stage a rally near Phoenix. The front-runner in the race to be the Republicans' US presidential candidate addressed suppor...

Treasury sets Sh30m ceiling …

Treasury sets Sh30m ceiling for IPO, corporate bond fees to woo large firms

The Treasury has capped approval fees payable by issuers of initial public offers (IPOs) and corporate bonds at Sh30 million, in a move aimed at encouraging more large companies to list securities o...

Pipeline extension fast-trac…

Pipeline extension fast-tracked to safeguard fuel trade

Kenya has decided to safeguard its fuel business with neighbouring Uganda by extending the Mombasa-Nairobi pipeline to the border towns of Busia or Malaba. The announcement comes in the wake of...

First Lady receives standing…

First Lady receives standing ovation for Beyond Zero

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta received a standing ovation in the US on Friday when she explained why she chose to run marathons rather than enjoy the comfort and trappings of her status. She tol...

Who invented daylight saving…

Who invented daylight saving time?

He lived in the south-east London suburb of Chislehurst. He was a builder. He was of average wealth. His name was William Willett and without him Britain – and a quarter of the world, including ...

Kenya inches closer to direc…

Kenya inches closer to direct US flights

Kenya is this week set to make two crucial steps in its bid for direct flights to the US with the opening of two terminals at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and the introduction ...

Network of synchronised gang…

Network of synchronised gangs, employees looting supermarkets

As Chief Justice Willy Mutunga reviews the case of a man recently jailed for two years for stealing body lotion worth Sh780, retail chains have raised an alarm over the rise organised pilferage ...

President Obama’s brutal ass…

President Obama’s brutal assessment of the rise of Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s ascendance is nothing if not surprising. Pundits thought he would flame out early; he has done things that could have ended other campaigns; and his statements are erratic and ev...

The sad story of Tatu City

The sad story of Tatu City

Twenty-six kilometres north of Nairobi, a giant sign announces the entrance to Tatu City, a proposed 2,500-acre sprawling piece of real estate, which was expected to be a major satellite city b...

Kenya drafts model agreement…

Kenya drafts model agreement to allow foreign prisoner transfers

  The State Law Office is drafting a model agreement that will see Kenyans serving in foreign jails repatriated back.     Attorney-General Githu Muigai is guiding the drafting of the documen...

Death Announcement of a youn…

Death Announcement of a young Kenyan named Jesse M'mayi Sagiroi of Houston, Texas

It’s with great sorrow that we announce the death of a young Kenyan named Jesse M'mayi Sagiroi of Houston, Texas. The family is new in Houston and know very few people.  He was a student at Wharton ...

Kenyans abroad shun high int…

Kenyans abroad shun high interests rates with own bank

Kenyans in the diaspora are shunning high interest rates and remittance costs charged by local banks with the launch of a microfinance institution. A microfinance started by Kenyans living i...

Eyes on London as Old Mutual…

Eyes on London as Old Mutual takes Barclays flavour

Eyes will be cast on London Friday to see the future of Old Mutual Kenya as stakeholders meet to unveil a strategic review. The London and Johannesburg-listed financial group is plotting a ...

Sh40 billion loan to power e…

Sh40 billion loan to power energy search in Olkaria

The Japanese Government has pledged a Sh40.6 billion loan to finance construction of a new 140MW unit at the Olkaria Geothermal Fields in Naivasha. The loan will enjoy a 10-year grace period be...

Blame game ensues over 20 sc…

Blame game ensues over 20 schoolgirls' pregnancies

The deputy principal of a secondary school in Mount Elgon County has raised the alarm after 20 girls were recently found be pregnant.   This was established after the school administration sub...

NSE-listed firms to reveal r…

NSE-listed firms to reveal reasons for exit of board members in new code

Companies listed on the Nairobi bourse will now have to disclose the reasons behind the exit of their board members and top managers such as chief executives and chief finance officers, as per fresh...

KCB targets 2.5 million jobs…

KCB targets 2.5 million jobs with Sh50 billion youth plan

KCB Group has launched an ambitious Sh50 billion programme to create jobs for some 2.5 million youths in the next five years. The enterprise development project aims to engage youthful entrepre...

Invest more in sciences, Afr…

Invest more in sciences, African leaders urge

Africa will not develop unless it invests more in science and technology, Rwanda President Paul Kagame said to an audience of Africa’s top scientists, policymakers and start-ups at a historic co...

Africa 'failing' in Shabaab …

Africa 'failing' in Shabaab war

  The fight against al-Shabaab is failing to achieve its objectives because African Union forces are “overstretched” and the Somalia National Army suffers “endemic deficiencies,” the US milita...

Peyton Manning to retire aft…

Peyton Manning to retire after 18 NFL seasons, five MVPs, two titles and numerous records

After earning a record five MVP awards and, finally, his second Super Bowl trophy, Peyton Manning will retire from the NFL. He will make the official announcement on Monday, according to the Bronco...

In Dallas County, a tiny com…

In Dallas County, a tiny community with no running water needs help

Sandbranch resident Pauline Packer, then 70, was photographed using a pump to draw water from a well for a 1999 story about the possibility of running water being brought to the community. (Fil...

US election 2016: How Donald…

US election 2016: How Donald Trump compares to Ronald Reagan

Donald Trump has been condemned by many on the left and some on the right as being beyond the pale, a toxic virus that exists on the fringes of the political mainstream. But where do his policy view...

New test for front-runners

New test for front-runners

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are aiming to widen their advantage in the Republican and Democratic presidential races in five states on a "Super Saturday" of primaries and caucuses. Republica...

Barclays plan to sell off Af…

Barclays plan to sell off Africa unit faces hurdles, warns Citi

  Barclays Plc decision to sell off its stake in Barclays Africa — which holds nearly 69 per cent shareholding in the Kenyan subsidiary — could run into headwinds due to scarcity of ready buyers an...

EAC plans to tax imports int…

EAC plans to tax imports into region

Consumers may be forced to pay more for goods imported from outside East Africa as the EAC Secretariat targets an international trade levy to reduce its dependence on donor funding. The Heads of ...

Airlines wage price wars in …

Airlines wage price wars in battle for domestic market

That the government was forced to wade into the price war between airlines could be the strongest indicator that it is likely to be a case of who blinks first or who gets knocked off in the latest c...

Police warn parents over ‘se…

Police warn parents over ‘sex’ party

If you are a parent, especially in Nairobi, you are warned to mark next Saturday on your calendar because it could be the ultimate nightmare for parents raising teenage children. In what could be a...

Mitt Romney: Donald Trump is…

Mitt Romney: Donald Trump is a 'phony, a fraud'

Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney thinks "Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud" and that he's "playing the American public for suckers," according to prepared remarks provided by Romney to CNN...

Family IDs Kenyan teen shot …

Family IDs Kenyan teen shot by police in downtown Salt Lake City

The teenager shot by Salt Lake City police on Saturday night has been identified by the family as 17-year-old Abdi Mohamed. Mohamed is in a coma at local hospital after getting shot three times, ac...

Ecobank in row with employee…

Ecobank in row with employees over the hiring of expatriates

A bruising war has broken out between Ecobank Kenya and its employees over alleged excessive hiring of expatriates in positions where there are thousands of qualified Kenyans. The employees, thro...

NAKURU: Leaders worried as l…

NAKURU: Leaders worried as land disputes turn violent

Disputes over land have of late turned violent in Naivasha, with county administrators grappling with how to tackle the matter. In less than three weeks, a man was killed, nearly 20 houses torched ...

Bill proposes to reduce inte…

Bill proposes to reduce interest rates to promote business

Kenyan banks will cut interest rates by almost half if a Bill before Parliament becomes law, a step that will promote entrepreneurship. According to the Bill, banks will charge at most four per cen...

Send more troops to Somalia,…

Send more troops to Somalia, Uhuru urges African Presidents

President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked African countries to deploy more troops to Somalia to cushion Kenya Defence Forces from vicious Al -Shabaab attacks. The President said Kenyan troops had been exp...

Donald Trump stumbles on Dav…

  Donald Trump stumbled into a racially charged controversy Sunday, saying in an interview on CNN that he didn't know enough to disavow former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke. Hours later, Trum...

What will Chris Rock say?

What will Chris Rock say?

Oscars host Chris Rock has been a man of few words leading into tonight's 88th Academy Awards, which may make the actual monologue of the usually motormouthed comedian all the more pointed. Ever ...

Uhuru receives flak from Ken…

Uhuru receives flak from Kenyans as he congratulates Museveni

  President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday night made an unusual step of congratulating, then received stick for it, his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni in a controversial election victory. ...

GOP town hall: What to watch…

GOP town hall: What to watch for

Republican presidential contenders are set for one last nationally televised chance to make their cases before Saturday's crucial South Carolina primary. The pair of town halls, which start at ...

Cruz to Trump: Sue me

Cruz to Trump: Sue me

ed Cruz said he is calling Donald Trump's bluff. Cruz slammed Marco Rubio and Trump during a dramatic press conference Wednesday that underscored the escalating tension among Republicans ahead of ...

“It’s Not The Zika Virus” – …

“It’s Not The Zika Virus” – Doctors Link Monsanto Pesticides To Birth Defects

Has the world become accustomed to massive, dangerous, and possibly deadly outbreaks of terrible diseases? It certainly seems that way, as every year brings with it it a new pandemic that strikes...

The dating apps taking on Ti…

The dating apps taking on Tinder

Valentine's Day is not just a big day for couples - millions of singles are expected to fire up dating apps today in search of romance. Tinder leads the market in the UK, boasting 26 million "ma...

Japan's economy contracts in…

Japan's economy contracts in fourth quarter

Japan's economy contracted in the three months to December by 0.4% compared to the previous quarter, adding to a string of setbacks for the government's economic reform policy. Expectations for ...

Waggoner Ranch: $725M 'Ameri…

Waggoner Ranch: $725M 'American landmark' finds a buyer

It was an opportunity too good to pass up -- if you had a spare $725 million, that is. American businessman Stan Kroenke, owner of NFL team the Los Angeles Rams and a major shareholder in English...

Uber seeks to hire Nairobi m…

Uber seeks to hire Nairobi managers amid opposition

US online taxi firm Uber is seeking managers to handle its Kenyan and East African operations, indicating the company’s resolve to stay put amid stiff opposition from Nairobi’s regular cab operato...

Sanctions keep Iran off US b…

Sanctions keep Iran off US banks

Iran remains essentially off limits to US banks, despite the lifting of some US sanctions following the landmark Iranian nuclear deal. The Obama administration in mid-January eased several...

More coffee wars as union pl…

More coffee wars as union plans to sue Directorate

A move by the Kenya Planters Co-operative Union to go to court claiming unfair treatment, will further delay a return to smooth operations in a sector that has been through a very rough patch....

Group's split halts talks wi…

Group's split halts talks with NLC, police on land issue

A dispute between two groups claiming ownership of a multi-million shilling land in Lang’ata, Nairobi is delaying resolution of a long running battle with the government. The 27-hectare ...

Trump and Sanders win New Ha…

Trump and Sanders win New Hampshire

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders have shaken up the US presidential race with decisive victories in the New Hampshire primary. Billionaire Mr Trump is likely to get more than...

Officials clash over taking …

Officials clash over taking part in Rio games amid Zika fears

National Olympics Committee (NOC-K) officials have clashed over Kenya’s participation in this year’s Rio Games amid growing concerns over the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil. NOC-K president and ...

KQ hires Deloitte for 6-year…

KQ hires Deloitte for 6-year audit of financial decisions

The Kenya Airways’ board has appointed consulting firm Deloitte to undertake a forensic audit of the airline’s financial decisions dating back six years. The national carrier is seeking to iden...

Rais! The plea that earned m…

Rais! The plea that earned me a call from Mr President

When 28-year-old Philemon Agwanda Nyagaya called out President Uhuru Kenyatta’s name at the top of his voice when the Head of State visited Obunga slums in Kisumu on Sunday, he had no idea the b...

Jubilee Laptops pledge takes…

Jubilee Laptops pledge takes shape with award of tender

The race to deliver one of Jubilee’s flagship 2013 election pledges started Tuesday with the award of a contract to supply free laptops for school children to two consortiums led by public unive...

What does it mean to be a pr…

What does it mean to be a progressive in the US?

Two Democratic candidates for the US presidency, Senator Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, are fighting over the term "progressive". But what does the word really mean? In a CNN town hall on 3 Fe...

Deadly earthquake topples bu…

Deadly earthquake topples buildings in Taiwan city of Tainan

An earthquake has toppled a number of buildings in the south Taiwanese city of Tainan, killing at least two people. Rescue teams were trying to reach people trapped in rubble after the magnitude 6....

44 containers of sugar and r…

44 containers of sugar and rice destroyed

Forty-four containers of smuggled sugar and condemned rice were Friday destroyed in the Indian Ocean. Kenya Revenue Authority, Kenya Ports Authority officials and security officers escorted a barge...

Wife crashes her own funeral…

Wife crashes her own funeral, horrifying her husband, who had paid to have her killed

Noela Rukundo sat in a car outside her home in Melbourne, Australia, watching as the last few mourners filed out. They were leaving a funeral — her funeral. Finally, she spotted the man she’d b...

Donald Trump wants Iowa rema…

Donald Trump wants Iowa rematch, accusing Cruz of 'fraud'

Presidential candidate Donald Trump has called for a new election in Iowa, accusing the Republican winner, Ted Cruz, of fraud. Mr Trump pointed to the fact that during the caucus the Cruz campaign ...

Clock is ticking for winner …

Clock is ticking for winner of $63 million lottery jackpot

Have you misplaced $63 million? If you purchased a California lottery ticket at a 7-Eleven in Chatsworth, California, in August, you could be forfeiting a fortune. Somebody purchased a Califor...

Obama visits mosque

Obama visits mosque

President Barack Obama, in his first visit to a mosque in the United States, said Wednesday he was seeking to rebut "inexcusable political rhetoric against Muslim-Americans" from Republican presi...

Financial operations softwar…

Financial operations software is faulty, Treasury now admits

The National Treasury on Wednesday admitted that the software currently being used to run the country’s financial system is faulty. The Integrated Financial Management Information System ...

12 more footbridges set for …

12 more footbridges set for Thika road

About 12 more footbridges will soon be added to the current 18 along Thika Superhighway to ease traffic snarl-ups that have been experienced at various spots where bumps are yet to be removed....

Kenya’s growth outpaces Afri…

Kenya’s growth outpaces African peers, but its success still a distant reality for the poor

  For the first time in 20 years, Kenya’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth has caught up with and surpassed sub-Saharan Africa’s average growth rate. This is despite the country’s economy c...

Deya on the spot over miracl…

Deya on the spot over miracle cure

British authorities were last evening investigating fraud allegations against Kenyan-born televangelist Gilbert Deya, who is accused of duping his congregation that he has a cure for cancer an...

Businessman seeks to revive …

Businessman seeks to revive suit against Moi

A businessman who sued former President Daniel arap Moi claiming Sh3 billion compensation for his alleged detention and loss of business over the 1982 coup attempt wants to revive the suit in th...

Kenyan woman,Kids homeless a…

Kenyan woman,Kids homeless after US Marine husband kick them out-Help needed

Nobody is perfect, but when people work together, they make this world a better place. By putting away our differences and focusing on what is important in life. This is possible if we use our com...

Michigan governor on Flint w…

Michigan governor on Flint water crisis: 'It's a disaster

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder acknowledged Monday the water crisis in Flint is a disaster, but said he would not be stepping down. In an interview with the National Journal, the Republican governor sa...

CEOs place Kenya among top i…

CEOs place Kenya among top investment places

Global logistics executives have ranked Kenya among the top promising investment markets in Africa, after South Africa and Nigeria. A report titled Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Inde...

Supreme Court to take up Oba…

Supreme Court to take up Obama immigration actions

The Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will decide the fate of President Barack Obama's immigration actions this term. The actions are aimed at allowing millions of undocumented immigrants to...

British lawmakers debate ban…

British lawmakers debate banning Donald Trump from UK for 'hate speech'

For Donald Trump, in politics as in life, it seems the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about. But Monday, the Republican presidential candidate is entering unfamiliar ...

Kenyan youth: Corruption oka…

Kenyan youth: Corruption okay but don’t get caught

Half of Kenyan youth believe that it doesn’t matter how one makes money as long as one does not end up in jail, a study by the Aga Khan University’s East African Institute shows. A similar num...

Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett Smit…

Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett Smith to boycott Oscars ceremony

Invoking the Rev. Martin Luther King's legacy on his birthday, two prominent African-Americans announced Monday that they will boycott this year's Academy Awards over a lack of diversity among nom...

42 Kenyan drug suspects rott…

42 Kenyan drug suspects rotting in Hong Kong cells

  According to Ms Wangui, Njoki was arrested in 2008 with an unknown amount of cocaine. Wangui said she gave her daughter Sh10,000 to help her travel to Hong Kong after she was informed that there ...

Details of Al Shabaab attack…

Details of Al Shabaab attack on KDF emerge

The soldiers killed and injured by Al Shabaab at El Adde in Somalia's Gedo region belonged to 9th Kenya Rifles formation in Eldoret and arrived in Somalia by road two days before the attack by milit...

Americans in Iran prisoner s…

Three Americans freed in a prisoner swap with Iran arrived in Germany on Sunday evening after a brief stop in Switzerland, two White House officials said. Though there was no official government ...

Migrant men banned from Germ…

Migrant men banned from German swimming pool

A German town has banned male asylum seekers from a public swimming pool after women complained of harassment. A government official in Bornheim said men from a nearby asylum shelter would be barre...

Rapper Mos Def ordered to le…

Rapper Mos Def ordered to leave South Africa in passport row

  The American rapper best known as Mos Def has been ordered to leave South Africa within 14 days after being arrested for breaking immigration laws. Mos Def, now known as Yasiin Bey, was held at ...

Is an American cure for canc…

Is an American cure for cancer possible?

President Barack Obama's State of the Union address announced a new national "moon shot" effort to cure cancer. "For the loved ones we've all lost, for the family we can still save, let's make Amer...

Sarah Hassan quits Kenyan TV…

  NTV’s Discovery +254 co-host and former Tahidi High actress Sarah Hassan has quit local TV and relocated to Los Angeles, US for further studies. The sassy entertainer made the announcement on her ...

Drug trial participant brain…

Drug trial participant brain dead, 5 others hospitalized in France

One person has been declared brain dead and five others are hospitalized in France after they participated in an early stage clinical trial for a new drug, French health officials said Friday. The ...

Gunmen attack hotel in Burki…

  Six gunmen stormed a hotel frequented by Westerners in the capital of Burkina Faso late Friday, took hostages and exchanged fire with security forces, the gendarmerie said, according to the country...

New York's flippin' angry

New York's flippin' angry

There's little love lost between Ted Cruz and New York City. On Friday, the feud between the Texas senator and America's largest city escalated when the New York Daily News told Cruz, in bold, head...

Anglican church suspends US …

Anglican church suspends US arm over gay marriage

The Anglican church on Thursday said it had suspended the Episcopal Church, its US branch, for three years after it approved ceremonies for same-sex marriages. The issue has long strained ties with...

How she led Sean Penn to El …

How she led Sean Penn to El Chapo

Without her help, Sean Penn says he never could have arranged a secret meeting with cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. And it all started with a tweet, the actor claims in a Rolling Stone ar...

Does it matter where a count…

Does it matter where a country's leader is born?

Can you be born in Canada and become US president? And does it matter where you are born to become the president or prime minister of other countries? Three prominent members of the Republican Part...

Nairobi’s garbage headache: …

Nairobi’s garbage headache: No place to take the stinking piles of litter

The city of Nairobi is sitting on a monumental garbage problem, and that crisis is beginning to stink to high heavens. City Hall, which is in charge of Nairobi’s cleanliness, calls the current state...

BEAUTIFUL KENYA: Meru river …

BEAUTIFUL KENYA: Meru river bed which has the ‘footprints’ of Jesus

  Lying on an extensive rocky patch at Rwarera location in Meru County is a unique natural phenomenon the locals believe are ‘footprints’ of Jesus. Residents claim the area is the real Jerusalem b...

Joho, Sonko bitter exchange …

Joho, Sonko bitter exchange sparks protests

Hundreds of women on Sunday poured onto the streets of Mombasa to protest utterances that Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko made during a rally addressed by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday. Mombasa W...

Tests show dangerous levels …

Tests show dangerous levels of toxins in foods sold in Nairobi

Scientists have sounded the alarm over the safety of a number of foods sold in Nairobi, including bananas, apples, poultry, sukuma wiki and milk. They say the foods could be laced with toxic chemic...

Good Luck Staying Anonymous …

Good Luck Staying Anonymous If You Win the Powerball

The ever-surging Powerball jackpot has grown to a record $900 million just hours ahead of Saturday night's drawing. The lucky winner will take home an estimated $558 million if they choose a lump-s...

'El Chapo' returns to same p…

'El Chapo' returns to same prison he escaped from

After six months on the run, Mexico is sending drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the same maximum security prison from which he escaped, authorities said. Guzman used an elaborate undergrou...

Why China Shifted Its Strate…

  When the International Monetary Fund added the Chinese yuan to its elite basket of global reserve currencies in late November, officials at China’s central bank patted themselves on the back. “The...

Kenyan government bans 'seed…

Kenyan government bans 'seed' preachers, sex-talk shows

Time is up for preachers notorious for asking for offertory or a set amount of money (seed) in exchange for special blessings and prayers on TV or radio. Such ‘seed’ preachers, who encourage viewers...

UK court orders seizure of '…

UK court orders seizure of 'Chickengate' firm's assets, to pay Sh357m fine

Smith & Ouzman, the London-based security printer convicted of bribing Kenyan election and examination officials, was on Friday fined £2.2 million (Sh357 million) as authorities move in to attac...

The Real Housewife and her K…

The Real Housewife and her Kenyan beau

First time visiting Kenya? Yes, but it’s definitely not the last. I honestly don’t even want to go back. I almost changed my flight, but if I did I wouldn’t have a job, so... Did you have any pre...

Native tribe blasts Oregon t…

Native tribe blasts Oregon takeover

The leaders of the Burns Paiute tribe have a message for the men and women who have taken over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge outside Burns, Oregon: "Go home. We don't want you here." Th...

Jubilee says Raila rallying …

Jubilee says Raila rallying supporters to reject obvious 2017 defeat

Jubilee Coalition leaders now say the latest outburst by the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy is due to the fear of losing the 2017 General Election.   National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Du...

Barack Obama's emotional evo…

Barack Obama's emotional evolution on gun control

The Mr. Cool in the Oval Office rarely shows emotion. But on one issue -- guns -- President Barack Obama lets the public mask slip, revealing the ire boiling within. Before the cameras, move...

Top three ferry bosses sent …

Top three ferry bosses sent home

Three top managers at the Kenya Ferry Services (KFS) have been sacked. The far-reaching decision by the parastatal's board of directors came 48 hours after President Uhuru Kenyatta made a surprise ...

South African race storm ove…

South African race storm over Facebook slur

South Africa’s ruling ANC party on Wednesday launched legal action over a white realtor’s Facebook comments that compared black beachgoers in Durban to monkeys in a growing row about post-apartheid ...

40 patients to benefit from …

40 patients to benefit from subsidised heart surgeries

Nearly 40 patients will benefit from subsidised heart surgery, courtesy of the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) and a team of doctors from Germany. The visiting team alongside doctors from KNH will...

How former church self-help …

How former church self-help group grew into thriving sacco

The name Times U Sacco Limited may not ring a bell, but the firm is a success story in Meru, having risen from a church self-help group to a microfinance institution with a turnover of nearly Sh1 bi...

M-Pesa Academy to admit firs…

M-Pesa Academy to admit first 94 students next month

  Safaricom’s M-Pesa Foundation Academy is set to admit its first lot of 94 Form One students mid next month, raising the bar in Kenya’s corporate social responsibility scene that has seen companie...

Archbishop Tutu's Lesbian Da…

Archbishop Tutu's Lesbian Daughter Weds Longtime Partner

Reverend Mpho Tutu, who is the daughter of retired South African Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu, on Thursday got married to her lesbian partner at a private ceremony in Netherlands. Mpho Tutu and...

Kenyan student drowns in US …

Kenyan student drowns in US river

The body of a 21-year-old Kenyan student has been pulled out of a river in Massachusetts, USA. State Police confirmed Sunday that the remains retrieved from the Charles River on Thursday belong to ...

Mr President, get your act t…

Mr President, get your act together this year

Your Excellency, 2015 was a bad year for Kenya. All the pillars of our nationhood were tested and most were found wanting. Some collapsed, some were seriously weakened, while others were desecrated ...

Terror group uses Donald Tru…

  Terror group al-Shabab, al-Qaeda's Somalia-based affiliate, is using a clip from Donald Trump in a purported Islamist propaganda video -- and it's gaining traction among Islamic State of Iraq and S...

Justice Department investiga…

Justice Department investigates Blue Bell Creameries over listeria response

Blue Bell Creameries is under criminal investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice for its handling of the ice cream contamination linked to 10 reported cases of listeriosis, a U.S. official has...

Treasury faced with tough ch…

Treasury faced with tough choices in government's quest to deliver Jubilee promises

The National Treasury is faced with tough economic choices in the New Year as the government seeks to run against time in fulfilling its recurrent expenditure obligations with an overstretched needs...

Insurance fraud to end as ne…

Insurance fraud to end as new motor vehicle data system is launched

A planned “clearing house” for insurance companies could fast track settlement of claims and drastically reduce the cost of premiums. Association of Kenya Insurance (AKI) believes this will also he...

Book Launch Celebration By P…

Book Launch Celebration By Pastor Lucy Kingori January 3rd

  You are cordially invited to the Book Launch Celebration By Pastor Lucy Kingori ROOTED AND BUILT UP IN CHRIST   January 3rd 2016 Sunday 3PM at Neema Gospel Church

Issues Kenyans want tackled …

Issues Kenyans want tackled in 2016

Corruption, insecurity and the ailing health sector top the list of key issues Kenyans want the government to address this year.   Members of the public who spoke to Capital FM News on Friday sai...

'Star Wars: The Force Awaken…

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Cast Salaries Revealed

On Dec. 18, the world was reintroduced to a galaxy, far, far away when "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" was released. The new flick brought many of the heroes from the original trilogy back to the scr...

Holy ballers! Prophet Owour …

Holy ballers! Prophet Owour books all rooms in three hotels for Sh12 million ahead of Kisumu prayer rally

Prophet David Owuor has spent Sh12 million to book all rooms in three hotels for guests attending his three-day prayer rally in Kisumu, starting tomorrow. Owuor has booked the Acacia Premier Hotel,...

Why it will pay to be a nimb…

Why it will pay to be a nimble investor in 2016

In the last five years most Kenyans have been getting poorer as the cost of living has risen faster than salary increments. This has created the need for prudent investments to substitute employment...

Rwanda's Kagame says will ru…

Rwanda's Kagame says will run for a third term in 2017

KIGALI Rwandan President Paul Kagame said Friday he would run for a third term in office in 2017 in line with a constitution amendment which won overwhelming backing in a referendum earlier this mo...

Don't deliver uninspected ca…

Don't deliver uninspected cargo, KRA warns dealers

The government has warned ships and cargo planes against delivering uninspected goods into the country. The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) said in a statement: “With effect from January 1, 2016, onl...

Fees rip-off for parents as …

Fees rip-off for parents as schools reopen

  Public secondary schools have devised ingenious ways to rip off parents through charges that directly contravene the government’s laid-down fees structure. In school fees demand letters for this...

Banish these words in 2016

If the phrase "break the Internet" makes you want to break your computer monitor, you're not alone. Lake Superior State University in Michigan has released its annual list of words and phrases that...

Scandals that rocked the cor…

Scandals that rocked the corporate world

A look at claims that have sent company chiefs packing or before court. Jonathan Ciano He is under the spotlight following revelations that former Uchumi Supermarkets executives manipulated ...

Woman who had ribs removed t…

Woman who had ribs removed to look like cartoon Jessica Rabbit warned she needs corset to stay alive

She's the model who became famous for removing her ribs to look like Jessica Rabbit. But after shelling out Ksh. 8.9 million on the surgery, doctors are warning her that her corset may need to be w...

Winners and losers in a year…

Winners and losers in a year full of firsts and new records

  Floyd Mayweather, Boxing The boxing champion collected more money than any other sportsman during 2015 and isn’t afraid to let that fact be known. A few days ago he tweeted ‘’They go to the st...

9 things no one told you abo…

  Dear Diasporan, You have finally taken that step of courage and decided to return home. Back to the motherland full of opportunities and where you are determined to make a change. Armed with your...

My celebrity Christmas

My celebrity Christmas

What will your favourite celebrity be doing this Christmas? Will they will be perched on a yacht in some exotic holiday destination or will they be home with family? We sought to find out how some o...

Outrage greets Jimmy Gait's …

Outrage greets Jimmy Gait's cover of Adele's 'Hello

Kenyans online have called Jimmy Gait’s cover of Adele’s hit Hello an atrocity and an affront to good taste. The gospel artiste best known for his Furi Furiand Appointment hits has joined the long...

178 Polland tourists land in…

178 Polland tourists land in Mombasa

The tourism sector received a boost on Wednesday after Small Planet Airlines made its first charter flight with 178 tourists from Poland to the coastal city of Mombasa. While receiving the visitors...

Wetang'ula sues BBC over bri…

Wetang'ula sues BBC over bribery claims

Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang'ula got a temporary reprieve on Wednesday after the High Court issued orders stopping the BBC from publishing stories linking him to corruption deals with a tobacco comp...

Tullow share price jumps 1.4…

Tullow share price jumps 1.4pc on new oil find in Turkana

The price of Tullow Oil stock at the London Stock Exchange (LSE) has risen by 1.4 per cent in the past five days after announcing it discovered new Turkana reserves running into a depth of 102 metre...

Kenyan woman wins aviation h…

Kenyan woman wins aviation honours in the United States

A Kenyan professional has made it to this year’s ranking of young and outstanding aviation experts in the United States. Karen Korir – who works as a planner for three airports around the Houston...

Sh15bn boost from Denmark to…

Sh15bn boost from Denmark to streamline cargo handling

Denmark has launched a Sh15 billion project that will help expand infrastructure and increase efficiency at the Port of Mombasa. The Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs Kristian Jensen, who toured ...

Africa at risk as rich natio…

Africa at risk as rich nations plot new deal

The United States and the European Union are pushing to have multinationals exempted from local laws in developing countries. If adopted, the proposed trading rules will mean that multinationals su...

Kenya reveals agenda for wor…

Kenya reveals agenda for world trade talks

Kenyan farmers — may they be coffee, tea, or sugar growers — stand to gain little from the World Trade Organisation meeting which starts in Nairobi on Monday. The 10th ministerial conference of the...

Kenya voted the world’s top …

Kenya voted the world’s top safari destination

Kenya has been voted the world’s leading safari destination by the World Travel Awards (WTA), giving a major boost to the tourism sector. This is the second time it has scooped the prestigious glob...

Obama: 'This was an act of t…

Obama: 'This was an act of terrorism'

In a speech that argued for staying the course of his present strategy, Obama insisted that the approach that he was using, including the use of air strikes, special forces and working with local fo...

America’s Pizza Hut set to o…

America’s Pizza Hut set to open at Westgate Mall

American restaurant chain Pizza Hut is set to enter the Kenyan market with two stores planned for Nairobi by the end this year, seeking to cash in on the growing demand for fast foods by an expandin...

Nairobi tops Africa in finan…

Nairobi tops Africa in financial services

Nairobi has been rated the top African city in access to formal financial services, catapulting it into the top 10 cities in economic growth potential. According to the 2015 MasterCard African Ci...

China-made car to be sold in…

China-made car to be sold in US

General Motors says it will sell in the United States next year a vehicle made in China, becoming the first major US automaker to do so. The move was quickly denounced by the powerful UAW auto unio...

Uhuru fights back in row on …

Uhuru fights back in row on foreign trips

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday defended his frequent trips abroad, arguing that they are in keeping with Kenya’s standing as a regional leader. A statement by his spokesman, Mr Manoah Esipisu, ...

Uhuru backs China-Africa par…

Uhuru backs China-Africa partnership to spur development

President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that a partnership with China will help accelerate Africa’s development and contribute to the cause of safeguarding world peace. He said the mutually beneficial an...

Zano mini-drone project shut…

Zano mini-drone project shut down by Torquing

  The beleaguered Zano mini-drone project, which was Europe's most successful Kickstarter idea, has been shut down by the company behind it. Torquing Group released a statement to backers of the p...

STATES REJECT REFUGEES

STATES REJECT REFUGEES

  More than half the nation's governors say they oppose letting Syrian refugees into their states, although the final say on this contentious immigration issue will fall to the federal government. ...

ISIS video threatens New Yor…

  A new ISIS video released Wednesday warns of an impending attack on New York City. The video mentions Times Square and purports to show an explosive device being put together and a bomber zipping ...

Two KQ flights turned back t…

Two KQ flights turned back to JKIA over technical hitches

Kenya Airways has suffered two back-to-back international flight interruptions this week due to technical hitches. KQ flight 706 to Lusaka and Harare was on Wednesday morning turned back to the J...

Want to know who is super ri…

Want to know who is super rich? Just look at their watches

Kenya’s new billionaires have joined their peers in Africa by having a fervent liking for extremely costly watches as a symbol of high status. A just-released study says that watches are preferred ...

Drug shields infants from HI…

Drug shields infants from HIV in breast milk: study

Giving anti-AIDS drugs directly to infants breastfed by their HIV-positive mothers significantly reduces their risk of contracting the killer virus, researchers said Thursday. Less than 1.5 percent...

Travellers tale of 19-hour a…

  Hundreds of travellers were left stranded in a 19-hour traffic jam that crippled transport on the Mombasa-Nairobi highway. The gridlock, which lasted from Tuesday evening to Wednesday afternoon, w...

I shall walk again, a robber…

I shall walk again, a robber's bullet can't hold me down

  Jane Mwangi had just completed her masters in communications studies at the Communication University of China and returned home when her life took a turn for the worst. She was walking home o...

Patricia losing steam, remai…

Patricia losing steam, remains a 'strong hurricane,'

Hurricane Patricia weakened further Saturday, hours after it roared into southwestern Mexico, sending thousands fleeing as it hit luxury resorts and impoverished villages with equal ferocity. The s...

Pupils get one shot at ‘elit…

Pupils get one shot at ‘elite’ school

Standard Eight pupils will only be allowed to pick one elite national school when making their choices. The new guidelines are aimed at eliminating the cut-throat competition by Kenya Certificate o...

40,000 to lose jobs as cash …

40,000 to lose jobs as cash crisis bites

Nearly 40,000 public servants will lose their jobs as the government tightens the screws to tame the wage bill. A job freeze will also be imposed as part of the government’s drive to cope with the ...

Laptops for schools revived

Laptops for schools revived

Sh 17 billion will be spent to buy to 1.2 million laptops for Class One pupils after the salvaged procurement was launched by the Information Communication Technology Authority. The laptops will re...

Rising interest rates danger…

Rising interest rates danger to Kenyans

Families and small businesses will be the hardest hit by the government’s borrowing spree, which has pushed the Treasury Bill and bank interest rates to highs last seen more than a decade ago. The ...

Wanyama for African Football…

Wanyama for African Footballer of the Year award

Kenya and Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama is among 37 nominees for the 2015 Caf African Player of the Year award. Wanyama, who has enjoyed good form with Southampton and has featured prominen...

KQ pilots lose bid to stop s…

KQ pilots lose bid to stop sale of planes

National carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) has won a court battle to sell part of its fleet despite protests from pilots who fear the disposal could render them jobless. High Court judge Monicah Mbaru h...

Slump hits Kenya’s private s…

Slump hits Kenya’s private sector on weak shilling

High import costs resulting from a weak shilling slowed private sector activity by the end of September, a survey by CfC Stanbic Bank showed.This signals that the slump in overall economic growth wi...

Kenya entangled in UN briber…

Kenya entangled in UN bribery scam

Kenya was on Wednesday entangled in a Sh136 million bribery scam involving a former United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) president, who was on Tuesday charged with corruption in a New York court. ...

Man found with elephant tusk…

Man found with elephant tusks gets life sentence

A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment after he was found guilty of illegal possession of two elephant tusks. Mr Matipei Parmaya has the option of paying a Sh30 million fine for the offence,...

Neema Conference 2015 Oct 28…

Neema Conference 2015 Oct 28 - Nov 1

Crossing the finish line conference 2 Timothy 4:2-7 will be happening on Wednesday October 28th-Sunday Nov 1st.Come one come all. It will be a blessing to see you all.      

Boy bitten by shark at Galve…

Boy bitten by shark at Galveston beach

A 13-year-old boy was hospitalized after being bitten by a shark at a Galveston beach Monday morning, according to the Galveston Island Beach Patrol. Lt. Kara Harrison said the boy's injuries w...

US firm Honeywell opens Nair…

US firm Honeywell opens Nairobi office

A New York Stock Exchange-listed US conglomerate has opened its office in Nairobi, eyeing East Africa’s booming energy, airline, security and construction markets. Honeywell, which has opened an ...

Kemsa drugs plan gives cance…

Kemsa drugs plan gives cancer, diabetes patients hope

Patients suffering from cancer, diabetes and kidney failure are set for a reprieve as a government drugs supplier plans distributing the costly medicines at a fairer price next year. The Kenya Me...

Two Kenyans to participate i…

Two Kenyans to participate in continental competition

Two Kenyans are among six East Africans nominated at an agribusiness innovation competition to attend a three-day business training symposium in Lusaka, Zambia. The Young Innovators in Agribusiness...

UN agency staff linked to te…

UN agency staff linked to terror

Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery yesterday linked some workers at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to terrorism in Kenya. He warned that stern action would be taken agai...

New committee to revive KQ

New committee to revive KQ

A committee has been founded to revive Kenya Airways and ensure best international practices are adhered to in a two year re-certification process. In a notice on Friday last week, Acting Cabinet S...

3rd Annual Mashujaa Award Ga…

3rd Annual Mashujaa Award Gala Ceremony on October 17th, 2015

  The 3rd Annual Mashujaa Award Gala Ceremony is scheduled to be held on October 17th, 2015 in Houston, TX. The purpose of the event is to recognize and honor individuals as well as entities that h...

2017 Diversity Visa Lottery …

  On October 1, 2015, the US Department of State will begin accepting requests to register for the 2017 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2017), also known as the Green Card Lottery. The Diversity...

Patients put hospital on spo…

Patients put hospital on spot over sale of blood

Patients have raised concern over the sale of blood for transfusion at the Rift Valley Provincial General Hospital. They said a pint of blood was selling at between Sh2,500 and Sh3,000 yet it is su...

US honours pledge on securit…

US honours pledge on security

Kenya and the United States have signed a deal to establish new local military units to be used for border security and disaster response. The specialised units will be used to help civilian agenci...

240,000 striking teachers mi…

240,000 striking teachers miss salaries

Over 245,000 teachers will miss their September salaries after their employer released the payroll showing that only 42,973 would be paid. The Teachers Service Commission took the drastic step as t...

KQ pays top three executives…

KQ pays top three executives Sh95m in year of record loss

The pay for top Kenya Airways executives dropped by 8.4 per cent in the financial year ended March 2015, breaking a trend where their salaries and allowances have been on the rise even as the carrie...

CA moves to hire market domi…

CA moves to hire market dominance consultant

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has begun the process of hiring an international firm that will examine Kenya’s telecommunication and broadcasting sectors for market dominance and anti-co...

Agony of students stranded i…

Agony of students stranded in Russia

More than 40 Kenyan students on government scholarships in various universities in Russia are stranded after the Ministry of Education withheld financial aid. The students are now forced to seek od...

Kenya lands on US human traf…

Kenya lands on US human trafficking list

Kenya has been listed by a United States government report among countries that serve as transit points and destinations for human trafficking. This came even as Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary A...

Teachers told to stay away

Teachers told to stay away

Teachers have defied the government’s directive to reopen schools today, throwing learning into further uncertainty as Form Four exams begin. The Kenya National Union of Teachers yesterday said the...

Why Kibaki and Moi may refun…

Why Kibaki and Moi may refund pension

Former Presidents Mwai Kibaki and Daniel arap Moi risk being compelled to refund the millions of shillings they have earned in retirement benefits since 2013. This follows a ruling by a High Court ...

Return to work, TSC orders t…

Return to work, TSC orders teachers

Striking teachers were on Monday given an ultimatum to report to work by Friday or face the sack. Their employer also said the striking teachers would not to be paid for the 14 days they have not w...

The new Silicon Valley kingp…

The new Silicon Valley kingpins

Google was born with an Indian at its heart. In 1998 at Stanford University, the internet giant’s two founders, graduate students Sergey Brin and Larry Page, alongside academics Terry Winograd and ...

Carly Fiorina will appear in…

  The stage is set for the CNN Reagan Library Debate next week in California, with Carly Fiorina joining 10 other leading Republican presidential candidates at 8 p.m. ET. Thursday marked the close o...

Regulator raises the red fla…

Regulator raises the red flag over Urithi, Good Life saccos

The Saccos regulator has raised the red flag over the operations of Urithi Housing Co-operative Society and Good Life Sacco Society, warning the public that they are not licensed to take deposits. ...

Raila: Give teachers NYS mon…

Raila: Give teachers NYS money

Cord leader Raila Odinga has asked the government to use money set aside for National Youth Service projects to pay teachers’ salaries. Mr Odinga accused the government of lying that it had no mone...

Battle for top job as Deputy…

Battle for top job as Deputy CJ to retire

The race is on for the position of Deputy Chief Justice Kalpana Rawal, who is expected to retire in January after the Judiciary served her with a notice of retirement last week. The position is alr...

Kenyan population to hit 81 …

Kenyan population to hit 81 million as fertility rates soar

The country’s population is expected to hit 81.4 million by 2050, a report shows. The increase in population, currently 44.3 million, is attributed to a high fertility rate. According to ...

Equity protests to CBK over …

Equity protests to CBK over Safaricom’s new M-Pesa fees

Equity Bank Group has written a protest letter to the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) objecting to Safaricom’s intended increase of charges on bank-to-MPesa transfers, which once effected will raise fee...

Shares of foreign oil explor…

Shares of foreign oil explorers in Kenya take a hit

Some of the companies with a presence in Kenya whose share valuations has tanked in the period include Africa Oil, Tullow, Afren, Erin Energy (formerly Camac), Pancontinental, BG Group and Taipan....

Kibaki, Raila among key lead…

Top Kenya politicians are among the leaders of various countries whose names feature in the controversial e-mails released by Mrs Hillary Clinton, who is seeking to succeed Barack Obama ...

Wrangles over Ruto case rock…

    Sixteen TNA MPs on Thursday sought to mend fences with their URP colleagues in the Jubilee Coalition after they accused the government of failing to support Deputy President William Ruto wh...

Mother of al-Shabab's Thomas…

Mother of al-Shabab's Thomas Evans says 'world has fallen apart'

Ms Evans, from Wooburn Green, said she would remember her son as "the little boy who had a bright future before he went down the path he went down". She said he had met "some people with some v...

'Ready for Kanye' committee …

'Ready for Kanye' committee formed

One Republican in Maryland is ready for President Kanye West. The night after West claimed at MTV's Video Music Awards that he's running for president in 2020, the "Ready for Kanye" committee -- wh...

Rotich: We have no money for…

Rotich: We have no money for teachers

A strike by teachers appeared imminent after Monday's deadline set by unions passed without the government releasing their higher pay as ordered by courts. The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) rem...

Heroic welcome for Kenyan at…

Heroic welcome for Kenyan athletes

History-making Team Kenya athletes from the 15th edition of the World Championships in Athletics arrived back on Tuesday morning from China. The athletes were received at the Jomo Kenyatta Internat...

Reprieve for car buyers as M…

Reprieve for car buyers as MPs cut excise duty by Sh50,000

Parliament has handed motor vehicle buyers some reprieve after reducing excise payable for imported second-hand cars by Sh50,000. Boda Boda operators were also spared a rise in unit costs under t...

Treasury silence on teachers…

Treasury silence on teachers’ pay raise spurs fears of strike

The Treasury is yet to offer Parliament proposals on how it intends to meet the higher teacher’s pay for approval, raising the likelihood of the tutor’s strike on Tuesday. The National Assembly B...

Are you chained to your own …

Are you chained to your own boundaries?

  Who is defining the boundaries of your imagination? A great Nation is the product of great thinkers. Great Empires of old were the citadels of intellectualism. They were not only centers of kno...

Hands-on training helps prod…

Hands-on training helps produce mining professionals in Kenya

Alice Githiomi knows  how to sample minerals and analyse their composition to determine their potential value. Estimating ore in a natural resource is a duty she performs with keem  understanding o...

State may raise taxes, cut d…

State may raise taxes, cut development spending to raise cash for teachers’ pay

Higher taxes may be imposed to raise the extra Sh17 billion needed to pay teachers higher salaries this year alone. Also being considered is cutting the development budget and using money set...

Golden day for Kenya at cham…

Golden day for Kenya at championships

A historic day where Kenya won its first ever gold medal in the sprints was capped by a magnificent performance by 800m world record holder David Rudisha. After struggling with a recurrent kn...

Kenya suspends CNN deal over…

Kenya suspends CNN deal over terrorism slur

Kenya has suspended a multimillion-shilling marketing communication deal with Cable News Network (CNN) in the latest sign of an escalating row with the American news channel over a recent terrorism ...

South Africa relaxes visa ru…

South Africa relaxes visa rules for Kenyans

Kenyans wishing to travel to South Africa will now pay less for business, student and medical visas following an agreement between the governments of the two countries. Immigration Director-Gener...

KLM deal flying KQ into loss…

KLM deal flying KQ into losses, Senate team told

The partnership between Kenya Airways and KLM has plunged the entities into losses in the last three years, a Senate inquiry was told yesterday. Kenya Airways CEO Mbuvi Ngunze said that the deal ha...

“FEP GROUP USA DIASPORA INVE…

“FEP GROUP USA DIASPORA INVESTORS OPEN LETTER TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.”

  Several leaders and investors of FEP group of companies in USA are very concerned about how things are run and the treatment they have been receiving lately.They feel short changed and have forme...

How Kenya won back the West

How Kenya won back the West

Kenya has slowly but surely fought its way back to the charming arms of the international community — more so the West. That fight, aided by the evil of global terrorism, was finally crowned by the...

Kenyan entrepreneur takes mo…

Kenyan entrepreneur takes mobile credit to 28 countries

What keeps 40 year old founder of Mobile Decisioning Africa (MoDe), Julian Kyula awake at night, is the question which start-up will take his company out of business. MoDe which provides mobile cre...

KDF seizes Al-Shabaab capita…

KDF seizes Al-Shabaab capital

The headquarters of Al-Shabaab in Somalia has been captured after a week of strikes by Kenyan, Ethiopian and Somali troops. The Kenya Defence Forces took over Bardhere, the capital of Gedo, on Thur...

Obama lands in Nairobi

Obama lands in Nairobi

US President Barack Obama has finally landed in Nairobi for the sixth Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Mr Obama’s Air Force One touched down at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi sho...

Traffic chaos as key roads c…

Traffic chaos as key roads close for Obama visit

Key roads in Nairobi will be closed during US President Barack Obama’s three-day stay in Nairobi, setting the stage for a transport chaos that is likely to paralyse operations in the city. The ro...

Petrol prices to rise by Sh6…

Petrol prices to rise by Sh6 beginning mid August

The cost of petroleum is expected to rise sharply beginning mid-August when the energy sector regulator, the ERC, is expected to add Sh6 roads maintenance levy on every litre of petrol sold at the p...

What African presidents are …

What African presidents are paid, why it matters

When Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari recently announced that he and his deputy would take a pay cut, it was not entirely surprising for a man known for his austerity, and who faces a challenge ...

Son of Kenyan student who ch…

Son of Kenyan student who changed the world

President Barack Obama is no ordinary man. The measure of his greatness is often clouded by the incessant contestation of American party and race politics. In the boiler room of politics, his grea...

Farmers to reap from bad bre…

Farmers to reap from bad brews war

Farmers growing traditional crops such as millet, sorghum and cassava are the likely beneficiaries of the current crackdown on lethal but cheap alcohol if brewers adopt a new policy spelt out during...

Mzee Ojwang, 78, passes on a…

  Mr Benson Wanjau, famously known as Mzee Ojwang Hatari', has died. Mzee Ojwang, 78, died on Sunday evening while undergoing treatment at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH). He had been admitted to ...

Key global summit to open in…

  World leaders are meeting in Ethiopia's capital from Monday for a development financing summit presented as crucial for United Nations efforts to end global poverty and manage climate change by 203...

General insurers record 91 p…

General insurers record 91 per cent decline in profits

  General insurers recorded a 91 per cent drop in underwriting profits in the first three months of the year attributed to a jump in claims. Data from the Insurance Regulatory Authority shows th...

Mt Longonot is the best plac…

Mt Longonot is the best place for hiking and wildlife gazing

At the south east of Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley is Mount Longonot. ‘Longonot’ is derived from ‘oloonong’ot’, a Maasai word meaning “mountain of many spurs” or steep ridges. Mt Longonot...

14 quarry workers killed in …

14 quarry workers killed in Mandera

Suspected Al-Shabaab terrorists attacked a residential area in Mandera Town on Tuesday, killing 14 people and injuring 11 others. The attack, similar to another in which 36 quarry workers were mass...

What Treasury bailout means …

What Treasury bailout means to KQ

Years ago when I worked for Kenya Airways (KQ) as an intern, I was under the stewardship of a jovial man who was just a few months away from retirement. He had been at the airline since 1977; tha...

State could take over hospit…

State could take over hospitals

The running of referral hospitals managed by county governments could revert to the national government if a Bill under the scrutiny of a parliamentary committee is passed in its current form. The ...

It was not all smiles as Uhu…

It was not all smiles as Uhuru, Raila meet

President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga disagreed over claims of corruption in the National Youth Service when they came face to face at a church function in Kisumu on Monday. W...

14 brands of bottled water r…

14 brands of bottled water recalled due to possible E. coli

An E. coli scare has prompted a California-based bottled water producer to recall some of its products. Niagara Bottling LLC said the recall is out of an abundance of caution. There have been no si...

Confederate flag debate

Confederate flag debate

  It happened in a matter of days. In South Carolina, the governor called for the Confederate flag to stop flying over the capitol. The governors of Virginia and North Carolina quickly declared th...

Experts warn of rough times …

Experts warn of rough times for the shilling

Demand for the dollar from the energy and manufacturing sectors as month end nears continued exerting pressure on the shilling yesterday as analysts predicted it may break the 99-mark in coming days...

National Bank confirms Treas…

National Bank confirms Treasury push for its merger

National Bank of Kenya (NBK) has confirmed that the Treasury wants it to merge with other State-owned lenders, sending a strong signal that the privatisation bid that has stalled for over seven year...

Two ferries withdrawn from L…

Two ferries withdrawn from Likoni

The Likoni channel was plunged into a crisis on Tuesday when two of the five vessels were grounded. Kenya Ferry Services (KFS) managing director Hassan Musa Hassan, however, said the two ferries — ...

Fierce blaze destroys Gikomb…

Fierce blaze destroys Gikomba market

Goods worth millions of shillings were destroyed when a fire burnt down stalls at the Gikomba open-air market on Tuesday. The fire, which started on Tuesday morning, rendered many traders who own s...

Charleston church shooting

Charleston church shooting

-- The mayor and the police chief are expected to hold a news briefing shortly -- An official close to the investigation told CNN there are multiple fatalities inside the church. The source said th...

New anti-malaria compound di…

New anti-malaria compound discovered

Researchers at Dundee University have discovered a new compound which could treat malaria while protecting people from the disease and preventing its spread, all in a single dose. The compound, DDD...

Centum’s profit jumps to Sh7…

Centum’s profit jumps to Sh7.9bn on sale of UAP

Centum has reported a 160 per cent growth in annual net profit to Sh7.9 billion, helped mainly by a huge gain that the NSE-listed investment firm booked from the sale of its stake in insurance group...

Ex-Mumias directors deny ope…

Ex-Mumias directors deny opening secret bank account

Two former Mumias Sugar Company directors have denied involvement in the opening of a secret bank account that the struggling miller says was used to plunder Sh1.1 billion through an illegal sugar i...

Ngilu faces jail over Karen …

Ngilu faces jail over Karen land papers

Mrs Charity Ngilu, the suspended Cabinet secretary for Lands, will be the second member of the Jubilee Cabinet to be prosecuted for charges arising from corruption allegations. Director of Public P...

Malkia Strikers thrash Camer…

Malkia Strikers thrash Cameroon to set up Algeria final showdown

Kenya on Wednesday stormed the final of the Women’s Volleyball Africa Nations Championships after securing a straight sets triumph over a hard-working Cameroon in an entertaining semi-final contest ...

Irish among six dead in Cali…

Irish among six dead in California balcony collapse

  Five Irish students and one other young woman have been killed after a fourth-floor balcony collapsed at a US apartment. Authorities in California confirmed that seven others remain in hospital....

Runda house owner gets order…

Runda house owner gets order to recover Sh726m from Housing Finance

  A Nairobi businesswoman has obtained court orders attaching mortgage lender Housing Finance’s property to recover a Sh722 million compensation that the High Court awarded her in 2009. The orde...

Corridor that gives you perf…

Corridor that gives you perfect view of jumbos in their habitat

Located just about 30km from Meru Town on the Meru-Nanyuki highway, the elephant corridor offers a great and safe view of the animals crossing under the road into and out of Mt Kenya forest. The su...

ANC slams ICC over attempts …

ANC slams ICC over attempts to arrest Bashir

South Africa’s ruling party has slammed the International Criminal Court (ICC) as having run out of its usefulness, a day after the Court demanded for the arrest of indicted Sudanese leader Omar al-...

Former Ugandan PM to challen…

Former Ugandan PM to challenge Yoweri Museveni in poll

The shell of silence that former Prime Minister John Patrick Amama Mbabazi had built cracked at dawn on Monday when he announced that he will stand for President in 2016. As the sun’s rays pierced ...

British jihadist Thomas Evan…

British jihadist Thomas Evans behind Lamu terrorist gang killed

A British man and a senior Kenyan Al-Shabaab commander were among terrorists killed in an abortive raid at a military camp in Lamu County on Sunday. Thomas Evans, 25, was from Buckinghamshire in th...

5 ways to eat healthier this…

5 ways to eat healthier this year

Nutrition is a hot topic these days, yet many of my clients still struggle with consistently following through with "the basics," and the stats show that missing the mark on many healthy habits ...

Carson: Gay rights aren't th…

Carson: Gay rights aren't the same as civil rights

Ben Carson said Wednesday night that he was "irritated" by the comparison between the fight for same-sex marriage rights and the Civil Rights Movement because there's no overt segregation against ...

End of Uchumi CEO term sets …

End of Uchumi CEO term sets stage for new executive team

Uchumi Supermarkets chief executive Jonathan Ciano’s contract is set to end next month, setting the stage for a possible change in the retail chain’s executive suite. Mr Ciano said in an intervie...

Steep rise in banks capital …

Steep rise in banks capital to Sh5bn signals mergers

  Commercial banks face a steep increase in capital requirement after Treasury secretary Henry Rotich proposed a raise minimum shareholders’ funds to Sh5 billion from the current level of Sh1 billi...

What role did race play in h…

  Benet Embry just wanted a respite from the heat when he went to his neighborhood pool Friday. Talking to CNN Monday about the national story that rolled out of that simple, mundane summer activity ...

BAT Kenya’s share down on fo…

BAT Kenya’s share down on foreigner exits, stringent law

BAT Kenya’s share has shed gains made in May as foreigners exited against a background of shilling volatility and a tougher regulatory regime which slapped a two per cent tax on local sales from las...

Survey reveals manipulation …

Survey reveals manipulation of financial reports in Kenya

More than a fifth of Kenyan executives have admitted to the existence of financial reports manipulation in their firms, turning the spotlight on the state of corporate governance in East Africa’s la...

Sh1.3trn extra needed to ext…

Sh1.3trn extra needed to extend SGR to Kigali

An additional Sh1.3 trillion will be needed to complete construction of the standard gauge railway linking Mombasa and Kigali. And given the urgency to have the project done, a communique released ...

Firm offers Sh100,000 loan t…

Firm offers Sh100,000 loan through mobile phone

Private lending firm AVL Capital has launched a mobile cash advance service that expands the scope of borrowing over the handset. Currently the preserve of people registered with the mobile money t...

I was duped into joining Al-…

I was duped into joining Al-Shabaab

A man from Nyanza has sensationally claimed that he was tricked into joining Al-Shabaab five years ago after being promised a job in Qatar. The man, a teacher, said he was employed in a private pri...

KQ hires American turnaround…

KQ hires American turnaround consultancy

Kenya Airways has hired an American consultancy to advise on the restructuring of its operations, as the management struggles to turn around the fortunes of the troubled airline. New York-based S...

Shilling’s decline could sca…

Shilling’s decline could scale down ballooning imports

The recent weakening of the shilling against the dollar could help address Kenya’s uncompetitive production of goods and reduce imports, economists at CfC Stanbic say. The regional head of macroe...

'Aloha' director apologizes …

'Aloha' director apologizes for casting Emma Stone as Asian-American

Writer-director Cameron Crowe is having a tough week. His critically savaged movie, "Aloha," performed poorly in its first weekend in theaters, collecting just $10.5 million despite a shiny pedigre...

To hell and back: Forgivenes…

To hell and back: Forgiveness made me whole again

Eleanor Roosevelt once said that a woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water. Jane Katuga could very well be this woman – she has overcome sexual abuse, a bro...

Forget the desert: Marsabit’…

Forget the desert: Marsabit’s beauty lies in hills, cool breeze

Travelling up the serpentine road from Nairobi to Marsabit town, a picture of aridity and mountainous land greets you. Welcome to Marsabit. A dusty, windy and cool little town located north of Nair...

15 people rescued from colla…

15 people rescued from collapsed Kisumu shopping mall

  At least 15 people have been rescued after a shopping mall under construction collapsed Wednesday evening in Kisumu. The incident in which 30 construction workers were trapped in the rubble of t...

Muslim denied soda can 'weap…

Muslim denied soda can 'weapon' on flight

  A simple request for an unopened can of Diet Coke on a United Airlines flight left Tahera Ahmad in tears. A Muslim chaplain and director of interfaith engagement at Northwestern University, Ahma...

Equity gets court backing to…

Equity gets court backing to roll-out thin SIM technology

After a year-long court battle, Equity Bank can finally go ahead and roll out its thin Sim technology in Kenya. The suit dismissed by the High Court Friday was filed by businessman Bernard Murage...

Weak shilling creates losers…

Weak shilling creates losers and winners

The continued weakening of the shilling is expected to result in a higher cost of living and interest rates and a tough business environment especially for import-oriented enterprises. According to...

Lupita Nyong’o at younger si…

Lupita Nyong’o at younger sister’s wedding

Oscar-winning star Lupita Nyong’o on Saturday attended the wedding of her younger sister Esperanza Nyong’o at the exclusive Great Rift Valley Lodge in Naivasha. Esperanza tied the knot with Tanzani...

How SA investors are quietly…

How SA investors are quietly increasing presence in Kenya

Last year, South Africa was concerned after several of its business brands failed in attempts to invest in Kenya and deployed experts to find out what went wrong and how to fix it. South Africa Inc...

Meru youth beats odds to bec…

Meru youth beats odds to become a star dancer

Elvis Kubania watches his friends dance for three minutes. Like the group, he slowly starts snapping his fingers and nodding to the beat. He counts one, two, three in his head. He shifts his weig...

Kenya drags feet in ratifyin…

Kenya drags feet in ratifying deal for direct flights to Brazil

Kenya is yet to ratify an agreement signed with Brazil in 2010 that would have made it possible for airlines in the two countries to initiate direct flights. Brazil Ambassador to Kenya Marcela Nico...

Kenya fails April audit on d…

Kenya fails April audit on direct flights to US

Kenyans will wait longer for direct flights to the US after America aviation authorities said they were still not satisfied with conditions at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi. ...

Floods cause more than 100K …

Floods cause more than 100K gallons of wastewater to spill

More than 100,000 gallons of wastewater spilled out Tuesday because of flooding in the Houston area, authorities said late Tuesday. In less than six hours, parts of Houston received 11 inches of ra...

Equity buys Sh6 billion stak…

Equity buys Sh6 billion stake in German bank to enter the DRC

Equity Bank Group has made an entry into the Democratic Republic of Congo through acquiring a controlling interest in ProCredit Bank. Equity will pay about Sh6 billion to gain a 79 per cent control...

Kenya attracts Sh115 billion…

Kenya attracts Sh115 billion in investment

Kenya shook off security threats perpetuated by the Al-Shabaab terror group to attract Sh115 billion in foreign direct investments in 2014, more than double what the country got the previous year. ...

Import costs set to rise as …

Import costs set to rise as shilling hits new three-year low

The shilling on Monday weakened to a new three-year low against the dollar in what is set to increase the cost of imported goods. Commercial banks quoted the shilling at 97.90/98.0 to the dollar ...

Revealed: Kenya’s best ranke…

Revealed: Kenya’s best ranked senator

Prof John Krop Lonyangapuo of West Pokot is the highest ranked Senator in the country, with an approval rating of 74.5 per cent. He is followed by Mike Sonko of Nairobi, whose approval rating is 67...

Unequal opportunities?

A coalition of Asian-American organizations says the federal government should step in to change Harvard's approach to admissions, accusing the university of racial discrimination. In a complaint f...

Residents in oil exploration…

Residents in oil exploration areas to earn 5pc royalties

Local communities in sub-counties where oil exploration is undertaken will earn five per cent of state royalties once Kenya starts exporting crude from 2018. The Petroleum Bill 2015 also says cou...

False claims bleed insurance…

False claims bleed insurance companies dry

Fraudulent claims are inflating insurance premiums in Kenya by up to 25 per cent. A survey released by KPMG puts the country’s false claims prevalence higher than her East African neighbours. KPMG...

The magic of Mt Kenya’s snow…

The magic of Mt Kenya’s snowy peaks, wheat fields

There is no better circuit to travel than the Nyeri-Nanyuki-Meru route. The views of Mt Kenya from different vantage points on the road make the discomforts of the journey absolutely worth it. Ther...

Fuel shortage bites for thir…

Fuel shortage bites for third day

Fuel shortage continued for the third day on Tuesday as the regulator blamed oil marketers. “We have adequate stocks but we suspect some dealers may be hoarding waiting for the announcement of this...

Rain brings Nairobi to a sta…

Rain brings Nairobi to a standstill

Heavy rain in Nairobi on Tuesday evening rendered many city roads impassable. And as Kenyans took to social media to lament the deplorable state of drainage systems in the city, a school bus with c...

Digital platforms to host 60…

Digital platforms to host 60 per cent of State services

Kenya will move 60 per cent of its services to online platforms in the next financial year through a number of investments in technology. ICT Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i on Monday said the mos...

Step up war on terrorists, b…

Step up war on terrorists, bishops tell Uhuru

Religious leaders from the mainstream churches on Monday put pressure on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government to improve security. At an emotional memorial service for the 142 students who were ki...

Foreign investors flee NSE f…

Foreign investors flee NSE for bullish Nigerian exchange

Investors are exiting the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) for the higher yielding Nigerian bourse, piling more pressure on the weak Kenyan shilling, a research firm says. Data from StratLink Af...

NFL suspends Tom Brady for 4…

NFL suspends Tom Brady for 4 games

  The following is the NFL's full statement on their ruling on the New England Patriots: The New England Patriots were notified today of the following discipline that has been imposed for violat...

Boston bomber facing only tw…

Day after day, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev strides into the courtroom eager, it seems, to be anywhere but the tiny jail cell where he has spent most of the last two years. He chats with his lawyers who trea...

Exchange rate slide takes th…

Exchange rate slide takes the shilling past 95 units to dollar

The shilling Tuesday crossed the 95 units to the US dollar level, continuing a losing streak that forex traders said could see it drop to 98 units to the dollar by end of year. Commercial banks q...

US forces take no chances to…

US forces take no chances to protect Kerry

American security forces take no chances when it comes to protecting their VVIPs. When Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Nairobi on Sunday afternoon, he did so under the watchful eye of US S...

Colleges, varsities to break…

Colleges, varsities to break degrees links

Colleges will no longer offer degrees in collaboration with universities, a regulator has said. The Commission for University Education said the two institutions have until next month to end the pa...

Kenya has the third-largest …

Kenya has the third-largest financial sector in Africa

Kenya now has the third-largest financial sector in sub-Saharan Africa, the World Bank has said. The global financier, however, says there is need for further structural reforms to enable the countr...

Security suffers as police o…

Security suffers as police officers put patrol cars to personal use

Details of how police patrol vehicles are misused at the expense of security can be revealed today. A spot-check by the Nation revealed that presence of patrol cars in the streets has not increased...

Kenya hoping for US aid to f…

Kenya hoping for US aid to fight Shabaab

US Secretary of State John Kerry has a full in-tray of issues to tackle during his two-day visit in Kenya. Many are hoping that his high-profile visit will signal a thawing of relations between Was...

'Lord of the Flies' in Balti…

'Lord of the Flies' in Baltimore

He was a quiet man who once stood watch on his front porch, just three blocks away from where a riot erupted in West Baltimore this week. We called him "Mr. Shields" because no one dared use his fi...

Cash-short Kenya Airways see…

Cash-short Kenya Airways seeks rich partner

Cash-strapped Kenya Airways has initiated talks with an airline from the Middle East in a bid to raise cash in exchange for equity. Sources within the company also told Sunday Nation that the natio...

Kenya to use world expo in I…

Kenya to use world expo in Italy to boost tourism

Kenya hopes to use the ongoing world exhibition in Italy to revive tourism. Tourism Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie says Expo Milano 2015, which opened on Saturday, will be an important arena to m...

Mayweather wins

Mayweather wins

  Unbeaten Floyd Mayweather defeated Manny Pacquiao by a unanimous decision in their welterweight world championship unification bout Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. May...

Can prosecutor 'repair' trus…

Can prosecutor 'repair' trust?

Shortly after being elected chief prosecutor, Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said prosecutors in the hardscrabble town had the "toughest job in America." Mosby, who took over her...

Fight of the Century: Showbi…

Fight of the Century: Showbiz meets sports

The long-awaited Floyd “Money” Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao match will take place at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas on May 2 at 6am local time. Touted as the fight of the century, the media hype ...

The heart of a Kenyan woman

The heart of a Kenyan woman

Money and marital bliss rank highest on the list of what the modern Kenyan woman desires, according to a new study by Consumer Insight. The study, which set out to understand women’s lifestyles, va...

Be a golf tourist across cou…

Be a golf tourist across country this long Labour Day weekend

This long Labour Day weekend offers golfers an excellent opportunity to play more. And with international tourism slowing down, it is time the golfing fraternity stepped in and toured various parts ...

Safaricom’s bid to limit use…

Safaricom’s bid to limit users meets opposition

Telecoms operator Safaricom’s attempt to have its post-paid tariff users use up their accumulated airtime, SMS credits and data in one month on Thursday met stiff opposition from consumers who compl...

Airbus A380 celebrates 10 ye…

Airbus A380 celebrates 10 years: Does it have a future?

A decade after it first took to the skies with the promise of revolutionizing commercial aviation, the Airbus A380 has so far failed to deliver. Sales, though initially strong, have tailed off in r...

What we know, don't know abo…

What we know, don't know about Freddie Gray's death

"And when Mr. Gray was taken out of that van, he could not talk, and he could not breathe," according to Rodriguez. What we don't know: It's unknown what caused the spinal cord injury that led to h...

Baltimore declares emergency…

Baltimore declares emergency as Freddie Gray riots erupt

The US city of Baltimore has declared a state of emergency amid violent protests over the death of a black man fatally injured in police custody. A week-long curfew has been announced and as many a...

Mombasa container with 3,000…

Mombasa container with 3,000kg of ivory seized in Thailand

More than 3,000 kilograms of elephant ivory have been found at a Thai port stashed in a container shipped from Kenya, customs said Monday, the second huge haul of tusks from Africa in less than a we...

Mungatana and Mwiraria lose …

Mungatana and Mwiraria lose out as Leakey returns to head wildlife agency

Former Finance minister David Mwiraria is among the losers in the public appointments announced Monday. Mr Mwiraria, who was a minister in the Kibaki administration, was replaced by Dr Richard Leak...

Russian Hackers Read Obama’s…

Russian Hackers Read Obama’s Unclassified Emails

Some of President Obama’s email correspondence was swept up by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House’s unclassified computer system that was far more intrusive and worrisome than ...

Kenya sweeps podium at Londo…

Kenya sweeps podium at London Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge led a Kenyan clean sweep of the podium places as he won the men's London Marathon on Sunday in a time of two hours, four minutes and 41 seconds. The final mile saw Kipchoge, the Chic...

Survey: Kenya heading in the…

Survey: Kenya heading in the wrong direction

High cost living, corruption and unemployment are the three biggest challenges facing the country, according to a new opinion poll by Ipsos. Twenty six per cent of the 1,964 people interviewed said...

Devastating loss of people, …

  Rescue crews and residents in Nepal early Sunday began the desperate search for survivors after a magnitude-7.8 quake near the capital of Kathmandu a day earlier flattened homes, buildings and temp...

2015 White House Corresponde…

2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner

President Barack Obama had one motto Saturday night at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner: take no prisoners. Here are the top jokes he told: 1. "Bucket" When life gets har...

Lupita’s new movie turning h…

Lupita’s new movie turning heads, eyes

In spite of the fact that the next big movie starring Kenya’s celebrated Hollywood actress Lupita Nyongo is still seven months away from its December 17 premiere, a Star Wars 7-The Force Awakens tea...

Another feather in the cap o…

Another feather in the cap of Moipei quartet

Here is the Official Video {youtube}bSJb3ZLlf6w{/youtube} The three Kenyan Moipei sisters made history for being the first non-Americans to sing the American anthem before a basketball match. The...

10 things you must know abou…

10 things you must know about Apple before earnings

Apple will report its fiscal second quarter results Monday afternoon. As always, expectations are for redonkulously good numbers. Wall Street analysts are forecasting iMazing levels of growth in sal...

Powerful earthquake hits Nep…

Powerful earthquake hits Nepal

A massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake has struck Nepal less than 50 miles from the capital, Kathmandu, the U.S. Geological Survey said Saturday. Witnesses said people were killed and injured, and histo...

Chase Bank gets green light …

Chase Bank gets green light to raise Sh10bn

Medium-sized lender Chase Bank has received regulatory approval to raise Sh10 billion. The funds would help the bank recapitalise to finance its growth. The Capital Markets Authority has approved C...

Al-Shabaab-linked sugar smug…

Al-Shabaab-linked sugar smugglers still in business after attack

Sugar-smugglers whose activities have been linked to Al-Shabaab are still in business, three weeks after one of the terror group’s deadliest attacks in Kenya that killed 148 people. Investigations b...

Uhuru cancels US trip after …

Uhuru cancels US trip after drama in the air

“Following reports of increased military activity in Yemen, there was a challenge on the routing, leading to a decision to turn back. “The President touched the ground at Jomo Kenyatta Internationa...

M-Pesa services spread to 19…

M-Pesa services spread to 19 African countries

Kenya’s Safaricom has partnered with mobile phone service provider MTN in a new venture that will enable its 19.5 million M-Pesa users to send and receive money from 19 African countries and beyond....

Obama Advance Team Arrives

Obama Advance Team Arrives

A mini-America will descend on Kenya when US President Barack Obama visits his father's homeland. Obama will jet into Kenya in late July for bilateral meetings with President Uhuru Kenyatta. Both ...

What's In The Book

What's In The Book

)It's not even out yet, but Peter Schweizer's "Clinton Cash" is already being talked up as the first major test of Hillary Clinton's nascent presidential campaign's ability to fend off attac...

Climate change: Paris 'last …

Climate change: Paris 'last chance' for action

Scientists are calling on world leaders to sign up to an eight-point plan of action at landmark talks in Paris. The key element is the goal to limit global warming to below 2C by moving to zero car...

Kenya's Phyllis Omido bags G…

Kenya's Phyllis Omido bags Goldman Environmental Prize

A 36-year-old Kenyan has been declared this year’s winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize for Africa. Ms Phyllis Omido was among six recipients of the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize, the world...

Uhuru, Raila share the stage…

Uhuru, Raila share the stage in Kisumu

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Cord leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday led nearly 6,000 delegates to take stock on the gains of devolution and to mark two years since Kenya adopted the system after the Ma...

KNH seeks Sh17bn from invest…

KNH seeks Sh17bn from investors in new expansion drive

The Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) has turned to the private sector to raise Sh17 billion in a fresh expansion bid that is set to give Kenya its first public paediatric hospital. KNH said the e...

Mediterranean migrant deaths…

Mediterranean migrant deaths: EU faces renewed pressure

Italian PM Matteo Renzi has led calls for more European Union action on sea migration after the latest deadly capsize of a boat in the Mediterranean. Demanding a summit on the issue, Mr Renzi said ...

Today's most-wanted domestic…

  On the morning of April 19, 1995, a man parked a rental truck packed with explosives in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. At 9:02 a.m., the explosives detonated, ki...

Is America ready for marijua…

At first blush, Brian Rogers and Caitlin McGuire seem like any other small business owners -- polite, hardworking and passionate about what they do. But there's the potential for things to get a littl...

High food and oil prices thr…

High food and oil prices threaten State plan to tame cost of living

Unrelenting rise in food and fuel prices since January has raised the possibility of higher inflation levels putting a damper on the government’s efforts to lower the cost of living. The prices of ...

Imams declare war on radical…

Imams declare war on radicalisation and false teachings of Islamic faith

The Council of Imams in Isiolo County has declared war on radicalisation and false teachings of the Islamic faith. The move is meant to salvage the name of Islam that has been hit hard by allegatio...

Parliament urged to allocate…

Parliament urged to allocate Sh20bn for food security

Parliament needs to allocate Sh20 billion to ensure food security in Kenya, Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago has said. Mr Mandago said his county government is engaging other counties with a vi...

Altar Community Church In Ho…

Altar Community Church In Houston With Pastor Michael Musembi

Altar Community was formed by a group of believers that have grown together in Christ over the years. The church was birthed out of a desire to pass on a legacy of faith to the next generation and be...

Why Obama flipped on Iran bi…

  Over the past two weeks, President Barack Obama made a full-court press to persuade lawmakers to back his Iran diplomacy and abandon a bill giving Congress a say in any final deal. Ultimately, tho...

Kenyan joins race for MP se…

 Kenyan joins race for MP seat in Britain

A Kenyan will be in the race for a parliamentary seat in the UK when the Britons go to the polls next month. Independent candidate Daniel Munyambu is seeking to enter the British House of Commons a...

Safaricom to shut down M-Pes…

Safaricom to shut down M-Pesa on Saturday, Sunday

The 19 million Kenyans who use M-Pesa for their financial transactions will be left stranded over the weekend. The popular mobile phone money transfer system will be shut down on Saturday and Sunday...

Clerics, leaders give condit…

Clerics, leaders give conditions on amnesty order

Muslim and political leaders from Mombasa, led by Governor Hassan Joho, on Wednesday welcomed the 10-day amnesty that the government has given radicalised youths to surrender and be re-integrated in...

Bodies of Ethiopians killed …

Bodies of Ethiopians killed to be sent home as anti-migrant attacks spread in South African port city

ATTACKS against foreigners continued in the South African port city of Durban Tuesday as the Ethiopian community prepared to repatriate the bodies of three of its nationals killed over the last two ...

Gravity Payments CEO takes 9…

Gravity Payments CEO takes 90% pay cut to give workers huge raise

CEO Dan Price took a 90% pay cut and slashed his company's profits just so he could give his employees a raise. Price, who heads up the Seattle payment processing firm Gravity Payments that he foun...

Safaricom share rally puts s…

Safaricom share rally puts smiles on faces of long-term investors

Ivana Adhiambo was hopeful that 2008 was the year she would join the millionaires club. As fate would have it, she had Sh600,000 savings. And on the counter was Safaricom Initial Public Offer (IPO)...

Alleged gang rape on crowded…

A young woman was watching a video on the news when she discovered a nightmare scenario: She may have been drugged and gang-raped on a crowded Florida beach in broad daylight, as bystanders watche...

CBK steps in to halt shillin…

CBK steps in to halt shilling slump

The Central Bank of Kenya on Tuesday moved to calm the market as the shilling continued its slide to a new three- year low of 93.40 units to the US dollar. A CBK statement to newsrooms said the s...

Sigh of relief for Kenya Air…

Sigh of relief for Kenya Airways as court stops planned pilots’ strike

National carrier Kenya Airways on Tuesday got a reprieve after the court extended an order restraining its pilots from going on strike. The order, which was initially issued on March 23, dire...

Kenyan innovators tapped for…

Kenyan innovators tapped for continental prize

  Two Kenyans have been nominated for the prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA). The awards that are an initiative of Africa Innovation Foundation (AIF), seek to recognize outstanding inno...

Hidden cameras reveal airpor…

  )Inside a plane at Miami International Airport, baggage handlers are going on a shopping spree with passengers' bags. What they don't know is that they are being recorded on a hidden camera. T...

China airline to launch Nair…

China airline to launch Nairobi route

China Southern Airlines is set to begin flying to Nairobi later this year, stepping up competition for Kenya Airways which launched flights to Guangzhou in 2013. The Chinese airline will ply the ...

Police chiefs give millionai…

Police chiefs give millionaires a run for their money

Kenya’s police officers are some of the wealthiest public servants, banking hundreds of thousands of shillings monthly from their “businesses”. In their testimonies before the team vetting them, se...

One session of shisha is lik…

One session of shisha is like smoking 100 or more cigarettes

Stacy Wangui, 25, knows the dangers of smoking tobacco-laced shisha only too well, but she just can’t  resist smoking the stuff. “I know a puff is like smoking 100 cigarettes or so. It can affect a ...

Banks eye more diaspora cash…

Banks eye more diaspora cash after hawalas closure

Banks are set to reap a sizable chunk of remittance business following Wednesday’s suspension of licences for 13 hawala money transfer firms suspected of having links with Al-Shabaab terror group. ...

US alcohol firm accuses riva…

US alcohol firm accuses rival of using its trademark

An American-based firm has claimed a new company that entered into the Kenyan market early this year is infringing on its trademark. Diageo North America Inc, suing jointly with UDV (Kenya) Ltd, wh...

One dead, 141 hurt in varsit…

One dead, 141 hurt in varsity terrorist scare

One student died while 141 others were injured in a dawn stampede sparked by an explosion in a hostel at the Kikuyu Campus of the University of Nairobi. Of the injured, 99 were admitted, most of the...

Sasini looks to profit boost…

Sasini looks to profit boost with Sh1bn land sale

Agricultural firm Sasini is set to sell 513.7 acres of its leasehold land, a transaction that will earn it Sh1 billion and potentially boost earnings in the current financial year. The land sale ...

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13 Best Ingredients for Your Natural Skin Care Ritual

  Although most people don’t realize it, their favorite skin care products can be significant contributors of harmful...

How Taking Turmer…

How Taking Turmeric Helps Your Body Block Fat and Your Liver REMOVE Toxins as Fast as Possible

Turmeric should be as much a part of your daily regimen as water. Turmeric is one of nature’s most powerful healers. I...

Could medical mar…

Could medical marijuana treat Alzheimer's?

Could medical marijuana treat Alzheimer's patients? One recent study found THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabi...

Tests back peanut…

Tests back peanut allergy theory

The effects of eating peanut products as a baby to avoid the risk of allergy have been backed up by new research. In ...

Scientists get 'g…

Scientists get 'gene editing' go-ahead

UK scientists have been given the go-ahead by the fertility regulator to genetically modify human embryos. It is the ...

Blocking brain in…

Blocking brain inflammation 'halts Alzheimer's disease'

Blocking the production of new immune cells in the brain could reduce memory problems seen in Alzheimer's disease, a s...

What is the Zika …

What is the Zika virus?

Health officials in Puerto Rico reported the island's first case of Zika, a mosquito-borne virus recently linked to ...

Seven healthy hab…

Seven healthy habits may reduce heart failure risk

Adults who score well on the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Life’s Simple 7 checklist are less likely than others ...

Drug-resistant ma…

Drug-resistant malaria could spread to Africa: study

  A drug-resistant malaria parasite from southeast Asia can infect African mosquitoes, said a study Tuesday, boosting...

Food and cancer

Food and cancer

According to the World Cancer Research Fund, the right diet can cut your risk of cancer by up to 40 per cent. So w...

Anatomy of the fe…

Anatomy of the female breast

The breast is a body organ whose structure signifies its unique function of milk production. The male’s breast structu...

More children get…

More children getting drunk on hand sanitizer

Six-year-old Nhaijah Russell swallowed three or four squirts of seemingly innocuous liquid hand sanitizer at school. I...

US approves injec…

US approves injectable anti-cholesterol drug Repatha

US regulators on Thursday approved Repatha, the second injectable drug of its kind designed for certain patients wit...

Fighting malaria:…

Fighting malaria: The battle is far from over

On Saturday, Kenyans  joined the world in commemorating World Malaria Day, whose theme was, “Invest in the future. Def...

Brazil finds coff…

Brazil finds coffee protein with morphine effect

Brazilian scientists have discovered a protein in coffee that has effects similar to pain reliever morphine, researche...

'Game-changing' a…

'Game-changing' antibiotic find

The decades-long drought in antibiotic discovery could be over after a breakthrough by US scientists. Their novel met...

Most cancer types…

Most cancer types 'just bad luck'

Most types of cancer can be put down to bad luck rather than risk factors such as smoking, a study has suggested. A U...

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Smartphone use 'changing our brains'

Our brains are adapting to touchscreen smartphone technology say researchers who have carried out a study on human v...

Can we predict th…

Can we predict the future of medicine?

Can we predict the future of medicine? Although designer babies and a disease-free world may or may not come to pass, ...

Junk food does mo…

Junk food does more than make you fat

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind ...

Ebola virus: Nine…

Ebola virus: Nine things to know about the killer disease

Hundreds of people are dead as the worst Ebola virus outbreak in history sweeps through West Africa. It began as a ha...

Drug gives bald m…

Drug gives bald man full head of hair

Kyle Rhodes loves to consider the possibilities: He could sport a long, full Viking beard, or maybe grow a mullet like...

Alcohol and Medic…

  Alcohol often has harmful interactions with prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and even some herbal re...

Report: Cheap foo…

Report: Cheap food makes us fat

Forget everything you know about what's making us fat. We hear a lot about Americans being fast food-addicted couch p...

Bacteria can surv…

Bacteria can survive for days on planes

Ever sit on a plane and wonder how long the germs left by passengers past plan on hanging around? A new study examine...

Why Mediterranean…

Why Mediterranean diet is 'healthy'

The combination of olive oil and leafy salad or vegetables is what gives the Mediterranean diet its healthy edge, say ...

Prostate cancer '…

Prostate cancer 'linked to sex bug'

Prostate cancer may be a sexually transmitted disease caused by a common yet often silent infection passed on during i...

Multiple sclerosi…

Multiple sclerosis discovery may explain gender gap

A key difference in the brains of male and female MS patients may explain why more women than men get the disease, a s...

World facing poli…

World facing polio health emergency

The World Health Organization has declared the spread of polio is an international public health emergency. Outbreaks...

Antibiotic resist…

Antibiotic resistance now 'global threat', WHO warns

Resistance to antibiotics poses a "major global threat" to public health, says a new report by the World Health Organi...

Ancient tradition…

Ancient tradition of bee medicine stays alive

  Bee venom to combat multiple sclerosis, pollen for indigestion, honey to heal wounds -- the humble bee has been a...

Why more Kenyans …

Why more Kenyans are embracing IVF

Forty-nine-year-old Nancy* (not her real name) had been struggling for the last 12 years to get pregnant. After fruitl...

Drugs for the dyi…

Drugs for the dying: Compassionate use

At first, Sandy Barker decided to behave nicely and sit silently in the audience as an official from the Food and Drug...

Good teeth may he…

Good teeth may help sporting success

Dentists say elite athletes could stand a better chance of winning gold medals if they look after their teeth. The Or...

Skin cancer: Gene…

Skin cancer: Genetic mutations 'warn of risk'

Scientists say they have taken a step forward in understanding why some people are at greater risk of skin cancer beca...

Nose can detect o…

Nose can detect one trillion odours

The human nose can detect one trillion different odours, far more than we previously thought, say US scientists. Unti...

3-D printer saves…

3-D printer saves toddler struggling to breathe

When Garrett Peterson was born, nurses couldn't rotate his head from side to side. Doing so made him turn blue instant...

WHO: Daily sugar …

WHO: Daily sugar intake 'should be halved'

  People will be advised to halve the amount of sugar in their diet, under new World Health Organization guidance. R...

Seaweed could be …

Seaweed could be key to weight loss, study suggests

Seaweed could be the secret ingredient to losing weight, research has suggested. Scientists at Newcastle University s...

Five studies you …

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and...

Child shock guide…

Thousands of children could be dying each year because the World Health Organization has not updated guidelines for trea...

13 tests you need…

As we begin the year, we need to change the approach to our health from a curative one to a preventive one. In other w...

Doctors save hand…

Doctors save hand by attaching it to man's calf

A worker operating a machine in a family workshop in China accidentally cut off his hand -- which doctors were able to...

Foods that increa…

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A French pharmaceutical company has warned a morning-after contraceptive pill may be ineffective in heavier women, follo...

5 healthy eating …

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The drugs derived…

These days we have access to a huge array of medicines to protect us from pain, disease and death. But, as Michael Mos...

New breast cancer…

A test that identifies seven classes of breast cancer could be available within two years, say UK scientists. Writing ...

What causes coron…

Your heart is a pump the size of a fist that sends oxygen-rich blood around your body. The blood travels to the organs ...

Vitamin D pills' …

Healthy adults do not need to take vitamin D supplements, suggests a study in The Lancet which found they had no benef...

UK firm seeks to …

British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline is seeking regulatory approval for the world's first malaria vaccine after trial da...

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We sustain psychological injuries such as rejection and failure as we go through life just as often as we do physical i...

Vaccine 'clears H…

A vaccine for the monkey equivalent of HIV appears to eradicate the virus, a study suggests. Research published in the...

Heart gene therap…

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Protein clue to o…

Protein clue to old-age memory loss

A clue to why memory deteriorates with age has been found by US researchers. Experiments on mice suggested low levels...

Carrots & Eye Hea…

Carrots & Eye Health: How the Myth Began

The myth that carrots improve your eyesight may have its roots in a World War II propaganda campaign. During the war, ...

Counting the atom…

Counting the atoms in a human body

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Diet soda may do …

Diet soda drinkers have the same health issues as those who drink regular soda, according to a new report published We...

After Berlin Man,…

After Berlin Man, two reported cured of HIV in Kenya

  A little more than 30 years ago, when the scope of the HIV/Aids pandemic became public knowledge, an understanda...

Heart attacks: Wh…

  If you are one of the nearly 785,000 Americans who suffer a first heart attack this year, what you do in the first fe...

Women, consider f…

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Experts inch closer to new HIV vaccine

  Scientists have inched closer to designing a universal HIV vaccine that could fight off the virus even after it ...

Deep-frying the h…

Deep-frying the healthy way

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Watch that salt! …

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Alzheimer's cases…

  Alzheimer's disease cases in the US will nearly triple in the next 40 years, according to new projections Wednesd...

Live healthy beyo…

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Obamacare: A few …

Some 50 million Americans still lack health insurance. That will change for the greater majority when the Affordable Hea...

Prescription drug…

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US unveils road m…

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton unveiled Thursday an ambitious US blueprint on how to realize the dream of an AIDS-...

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Drug-resistant ma…

Drug-resistant malaria strain found in Kenya

New evidence has confirmed the presence of hard-to-treat malaria strains in Kenya despite continued denials by gover...

Best new ways to …

You knew it was coming: Flu season's back, and there's no telling how mild or wild it will be (remember swine flu?). "T...

5 ways to help ki…

Small children can be particularly vulnerable when natural disasters strike. They may be unable to understand what turn...

Cheap colour test…

A cheap test which could detect even low levels of viruses and some cancers has been developed by UK researchers. The c...

Nine million to g…

Nine million poor Kenyans will benefit from free healthcare next year following a new programme spearheaded by the nat...

Brain change link…

The brains of teenage girls with behavioural disorders are different to those of their peers, UK researchers have found....

Carrying these ba…

It was the perfect summer day for a wedding. The bride was glowing. The groom was handsome. For nine hours, Tiffany Burk...

International gro…

An international group of scientists on Sunday called for all adults who test positive for HIV to be treated with anti...

FDA approves new …

FDA approves new diet drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new prescription diet drug called Qsymia on Tuesday. The medication pro...

Your health is in…

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Simple Savings Ca…

We know that prescription drugs can be costly and we're here to help. With the Simple Savings Card, you save on your pre...

Living Life with …

This is the time of the year to get focused on creating a championship game plan for your health.   You were born wit...

Simple Steps to L…

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Fake and poor quality HIV medicines are in circulation in the local market. The World Health Organisation is call...

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Your stomach is growling, but lunch is hours away. You could indulge yourself with a snack, but you think it's best to a...

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A class of HIV drugs common in Kenya has been found to cause premature aging and hasten heart and brain disorders. Th...

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Trials on an Aids vaccine that is generating a lot of excitement in the scientific world have finally started in Kenya...

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Eat a Rainbow of …

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T. – Try something new at every eating occasion. Explore new recipes that include fruits and veggies, or get creative...

Living with hydro…

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The moments that …

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Rights groups acc…

Kenya is breaking an international convention on the treatment of disabled people, according to human rights groups. In...

Health Quotes

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Fruit Fights the …

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