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Athletes are our biggest public relations asset

Athletes are our biggest public relations asset

At a time jittery nations have indicated they would not travel to Nairobi for July’s IAAF World Under-18 Championships over alleged “insecurity”, our athletes continue to prove why we are the best athletics nation on the planet with a sweep of all World Marathon Majors Series races of 2017. Wilson Kipsang and Sarah Chepchirchir set the ball rolling at the Tokyo...

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Cheap Chinese goods eat into…

Cheap Chinese goods eat into Kenya’s EA export market

Kenya’s status as an exporter of products to the East African market continues to be undermined by cheap direct imports from China, according to the latest data. This is threatening the country...

No respite yet in mass staff…

No respite yet in mass staff cuts, warn company chief executives

Nearly a fifth of Nairobi-based companies plan to reduce staff in the next six months because of an unfavourable business climate, a study commissioned by the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (Keps...

Alibaba's Ma champions U.N. …

Alibaba's Ma champions U.N. e-commerce drive for development

Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma said on Tuesday the Internet should be a utility available to the whole world, putting his weight behind a U.N. call for e-commerce to boost developing economi...

First malaria vaccine to be …

First malaria vaccine to be rolled out in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi

Kenya will be among three African countries selected by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to introduce the world’s first malaria vaccine. The vaccine known as RTS,S or Mosquirix, will also be...

Real estate firm starts Sh3.…

Real estate firm starts Sh3.5bn high-end housing in Tatu City

A real-estate developer has announced plans to build 450 apartments worth Sh3.5 billion on a 10-acre parcel of land at Tatu City, a proposed city-within-a-city near Nairobi. Speaking during the...

Kenyan economy among the bes…

Kenyan economy among the best but growth slow

While economic growth in Kenya has slowed, according to latest projections from the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, it is still among the best performing sub-Saharan African economi...

Police issues dos and don'ts…

Police issues dos and don'ts during primaries

The National Police Service has laid out rules to be followed by those taking part in political party primaries and campaigns ahead of the August General election. Politicians were warned agai...

Dubai doctors refuse to disc…

Dubai doctors refuse to discharge Kenyan baby over Sh8.3 million bill

A Dubai hospital has refused to discharge a Kenyan baby as the parents cannot afford a €75,000 (Sh8,319,059.92) medical bill. Kiama Kamau was born on February 11 at Sharjah hospital. His mum R...

Boy crushed at rotating Atla…

Boy crushed at rotating Atlanta restaurant

A 5-year-old boy died after being crushed Friday in a rotating restaurant atop a downtown Atlanta tower, with the child getting caught between a table and a wall as the floor moved, police said....

Houston bans public homeless…

Houston bans public homeless encampments

Houston City Council on Wednesday passed an ordinance banning public encampments along with other rules meant to fight panhandling. The measure prohibits temporary shelters, tents and unauthori...

Is police misconduct treated…

Is police misconduct treated differently in the cellphone video age?

In California, a police officer in Sacramento is under criminal investigation after he was captured on video throwing an accused jaywalker to the ground and punching him repeatedly. In Georgia,...

It’s a date with super profi…

It’s a date with super profits for farmer growing lucrative fruit

Hundreds of yellow berries huddled together on what looks like coconut trees are a sight to behold on the farm in Masongaleni, Makueni Country. The puzzle for first timers, however, is that th...

Need for money sucks school …

Need for money sucks school girls into sex life

At dusk, Kisii Town erupts into a frenzied bustle of human activity in the thriving 24-hour economy. The town is an economic giant in Nyanza region and is vibrant at night with the tens of ful...

Kin’s anguish as daughters r…

Kin’s anguish as daughters return home from Saudi Arabia in coffins

One morning in October last year, Christine Njeri received a phone call from the Foreign Affairs ministry, requesting her to report to their office. Njeri was met with disturbing news. Her you...

Half litre milk pack now sel…

Half litre milk pack now sells at Sh60

Kenyans will have to part with more money to buy milk after the price rose to Sh60 for a 500ml packet. Industry regulator, Kenya Dairy Board, blames the rise in price on dwindling supply to mi...

Refugee Hoop Dreams Do Come …

Refugee Hoop Dreams Do Come True—Right in the Middle of Trump's America

Some arrive in beat-up cars packed with five and six long-limbed passengers. More walk over an hour through the cool prairie night, basketballs in their hands, dreams stirring in their minds. K...

11-year-old kills himself af…

11-year-old kills himself after texting prank

An 11-year-old boy who died last week of injuries suffered in a March suicide attempt will be laid to rest Tuesday. When Tysen Benz of Marquette, Michigan, hanged himself March 14, he left no ...

Twitter cofounder begins sel…

Twitter cofounder begins selling off shares

Even one of Twitter's creators has decided to sell off shares in the struggling social media company. Ev Williams, Twitter's (TWTR, Tech30) cofounder and board member, is planning to gradually ...

Seychelles and Kenya sign se…

Seychelles and Kenya sign security, trade deals

Kenya and the Seychelles have agreed to combat illegal fishing in Indian Ocean, which borders the two countries. Speaking at State House, Nairobi, after holding bilateral talks, Seychelles Pres...

Boys lured into gangs that g…

Boys lured into gangs that give city residents sleepless nights

They are young flamboyant police-taunting boys who post pictures of bundles of money and bullet wounds from their dangerous adventures in the dark world of crime. These are today’s Nairobi crim...

Democrats get the votes to f…

Democrats get the votes to filibuster Gorsuch

Four Senate Democrats announced Monday they plan to oppose Neil Gorsuch, bringing the Democratic caucus to the 41 votes needed to sustain a filibuster against the Supreme Court nominee. The ann...

Cloud computing next battlef…

Cloud computing next battlefield for technology giants

Global technology giants are scrambling for a piece of cloud computing, making it the next battlefield in Africa and Kenya. Cloud services offer data storage and computing through the Internet....

Investors seek tourism fundi…

Investors seek tourism funding to spruce hotels

Investors are seeking over Sh6 billion from the Tourism Finance Corporation (TFC) to fund the refurbishment of their facilities and set up of new hotels. Whereas some are asking for loans of ab...

Two US women jailed for fina…

Two US women jailed for financing Al-Shabaab

Two women in the US were Friday sentenced to more than a decade in prison for providing support to terror groups in Kenya and Somalia. Muna Osman Jama and Hinda Osman Dhirane who were arrested ...

Envoys oppose N. Korea missi…

Envoys oppose N. Korea missile base in Kenya

A secret plan to allow North Korea to station a missile base in northern Kenya can be revealed today. The base will house at least 40 inter-continental ballistic missiles capable of reaching Eu...

PesaLink gains two million c…

PesaLink gains two million customers in two months

Two million bank customers have signed up for digital payment PesaLink, barely two months after the platform was launched by the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA). PesaLink enables customers to m...

Kenya government removes tax…

Kenya government removes tax on bread, maize and wheat

The government has removed tax on bread, maize and wheat to lower food prices and ease pressure on inflation. Duty on imported maize has been removed in the next four months, which coincides w...

UK formally serves EU with d…

UK formally serves EU with divorce papers

The UK government has formally served divorce papers on the European Union, signaling the beginning of the end of a relationship that has endured for 44 years. Theresa May, the British Prime Mi...

Safaricom cuts ‘Lipa na M-Pe…

Safaricom cuts ‘Lipa na M-Pesa’ payment service fees by half

Safaricom has cut fees associated with selling goods through its Lipa na M-Pesa service by half as it seeks to increase the number of merchants using the payment platform. While customers do no...

AfDB objects to award of Sh6…

AfDB objects to award of Sh62.3bn dam tender to Sino Hydro

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has opposed the awarding of a controversial Sh62.3 billion Thwake dam tender; a day after Irrigation Principal Secretary Patrick Nduati Mwangi defied his boss...

Will Dow break a 39-year-old…

Will Dow break a 39-year-old record?

The Dow managed to avoid suffering its longest slump since Jimmy Carter was in the White House. After eight days in a row of selling, the Dow jumped 151 points Tuesday. It put an end to the ind...

Nine foreign banks set to en…

Nine foreign banks set to enter Kenyan market after CBK lifts freeze

Kenya’s banking sector has attracted nine more banks from different countries after the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) lifted a freeze on the licensing of new lenders. READ: CBK signals end to li...

Kenya receives nuclear attac…

Kenya receives nuclear attack detector

Kenya has received equipment worth Sh32 million which can detect chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear attack. The donation from the European Union (EU) will enhance the country’s cap...

Old-fashioned graft rules th…

Old-fashioned graft rules the roost in parastatal

Taxpayers have likely lost Sh40 billion in a project to build a new 450-kilometre fuel pipeline between Mombasa and Nairobi, the Nation can reveal. In contracting riddled with ruthless, old-sch...

South Korea seeks arrest of …

South Korea seeks arrest of ex president Park Geun-hye

South Korean prosecutors have applied for an arrest warrant for former president Park Geun-hye, for her role in a corruption scandal. Earlier this month, she lost her presidential immunity and...

How Trump's health care loss…

How Trump's health care loss will shape his presidency

The fate of Donald Trump's presidency may hinge on what he does next. His failure to convert the core campaign promise of repealing and replacing Obamacare -- even with a GOP monopoly on power ...

Poor planning, bad transport…

Poor planning, bad transport deny Nairobi high-tech jobs

A poor transport system and disjointed urban development in Nairobi are limiting its ability to serve global markets and create employment, a Nation Newsplex review of recent urbanisation studie...

Surveillance pics of car in …

Surveillance pics of car in North Co. hit-and-run released

  A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and killed in north St. Louis County Wednesday night. Erick Kimani, 68, was found lying on the pavement of North Highway 67 near Mondoubleau Lane around ...

M-Pesa cash ceiling to go up…

M-Pesa cash ceiling to go up in bid to boost M-Akiba bond

Plans are in the offing to raise the daily mobile money transaction ceiling from the current Sh140,000 to accommodate higher purchases of the M-Akiba product launched on Thursday. Treasury Cabi...

Popular singer Jaguar may fa…

Popular singer Jaguar may face up to 10 years in prison

Popular singer Jaguar may face up to 10 years in prison if he is convicted for the deaths of two people who were hit by his car along the Sagana-Makutano road in Kirinyaga on Tuesday. Police sp...

Not enough votes -- House de…

Not enough votes -- House delays health care bill to Friday

The House hopes to vote on legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare Friday morning, following a day of drama and multiple high-level, tension-filled meetings, a White House official said. Pr...

Laptop ban: What it's going …

Laptop ban: What it's going to cost you

It's happening. Already reports of passengers facing enhanced security and early enforcement of the electronics ban have reached social media. So what's it like to be screened for carry-on dev...

Farmers complain over influx…

Farmers complain over influx of cheap Tanzania produce at border market

Farmers in Taita-Taveta want the government to regulate the influx of goods from Tanzania, which they say have denied them market for their produce. The farmers decried the unhealthy competitio...

Mobile phone-based bonds sal…

Mobile phone-based bonds sale set to finally roll out Thursday

The sale of the mobile-based M-Akiba Treasury bond starts on Thursday, ending a one-and-a-half-year wait for small retail investors to invest in government debt. M-Akiba, whose proceeds are ear...

Apple unveils special-editio…

Apple unveils special-edition iPhone 7 in red

A surprise new iPhone is here -- and it's red. Apple (AAPL, Tech30) unveiled Tuesday a special red version of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, to commemorate the 10-year partnership between the tech gi...

Millers buy maize at Sh4,200…

Millers buy maize at Sh4,200 for each bag

The wholesale price of maize has hit a record Sh4,200 per 90 kilogramme bag, even as millers complain that farmers and traders are still demanding higher prices for their produce. Millers say s...

Why solitary life for Kenyan…

Why solitary life for Kenyans in US is dangerous

The body of a Kenyan man who died in the United States two months ago and who was almost declared ‘unclaimed’, finally, will be buried in Mumias, Kakamega County. For close to two months, no re...

Tullow eyes Sh60bn via right…

Tullow eyes Sh60bn via rights issue

Tullow Oil’s new rights issue should enable the company to clear some of its debt burden and allow for further exploration in its African oil fields in Kenya and elsewhere, according to its new ...

Kenya rules out open trials …

Kenya rules out open trials on genetically modified crops

It will take longer before Kenya conducts open trials on genetically modified (GM) crops after the government said the country was not ready for such an undertaking. Agriculture Cabinet Secret...

Mombasa-Nairobi SGR project …

Mombasa-Nairobi SGR project almost complete: official

Transport Cabinet Secretary has said that 99 per cent of the civil works on the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) from Mombasa to Nairobi is complete. Mr James Macharia said the rail tracks have bee...

Two stolen Tom Brady Super B…

Two stolen Tom Brady Super Bowl jerseys found in Mexico

An international investigation has recovered two stolen Tom Brady Super Bowl jerseys, according to a statement from the NFL. Working with the FBI "and other law enforcement authorities" the NFL...

Kenya Uber fares go up as fi…

Kenya Uber fares go up as firm yields to drivers' protests

Taxi-hailing app company Uber has now increased its fares, giving in to pressure from their drivers and MPs. Drivers and MPs have sought higher fares, saying it would benefit thousands of indep...

Trump’s Budget Is Out. Now t…

Trump’s Budget Is Out. Now the Lobbying Begins.

  President Trump’s proposal on Thursday for deep cuts to the budgets of a broad swath of the federal bureaucracy was billed as a necessary corrective to the growth of the government’s po...

Burger sells for $10,000 in …

Burger sells for $10,000 in Dubai

A juicy burger has sold at a charity auction in Dubai... for $10,000. Asma Al Fahim, founder of Dubai lifestyle magazine Villa 88, phoned in the winning bid. The giant burger contained seven b...

The world's fastest growing …

The world's fastest growing religion? Islam

Islam is the world's fastest growing religion - and not just in Muslim majority nations: 10% of all Europeans are projected to be members of the Muslim faith by 2050, according to a recent Pew R...

Alibaba Breaks Out As Yahoo …

Alibaba Breaks Out As Yahoo Details Holding Company

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba (BABA) saw its U.S. shares break out on Monday as Yahoo (YHOO) detailed its plans for a holding company for its Alibaba stake. Alibaba's American depositary rec...

Why doesn't the US train mor…

Why doesn't the US train more doctors?

Health experts warn that recent health care and immigration policies could worsen an ongoing doctor shortage, raising the question of why the federal government doesn't train more doctors in th...

The problem with 'Buy Americ…

The problem with 'Buy American'

Cathy Paraggio always checks the labels on stuff she buys: Is it made in China? Vietnam? Bangladesh? Mexico? Or America? She was a big believer in the "Made in the USA" movement long before Pre...

Swahili comedy 'Kizingo' is …

Swahili comedy 'Kizingo' is Kenya’s best film

Kizingo, a Swahili comedy was named Kenya’s best picture at the fourth annual Riverwood Academy Awards. There were surprise winners and upsets at the glamorous award ceremony that was held in N...

Kenya sinks Sh2 billion into…

Kenya sinks Sh2 billion into New York consulate

Kenya has acquired a Sh2 billion office space in New York as part of a plan that will see taxpayers shoulder a Sh6.9 billion burden over the next three years to buy properties for the country’s ...

Nairobi doctors resume work …

Nairobi doctors resume work amid safety concerns

Doctors in Nairobi County have resumed work but fear for their lives, City Hall has said. The 10 doctors working in Mama Lucy, Pumwani, Mutuini and Mbagathi hospitals have reported to their wor...

Trump administration dismiss…

Trump administration dismisses 46 US attorneys

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked for the resignation of 46 US attorneys, the Justice Department announced Friday. "As was the case in prior transitions, many of the United States attorn...

South Korea president Park G…

South Korea president Park Geun-hye ousted by court

South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has become the country's first democratically elected leader to be forced from office. Judges unanimously upheld parliament's decision to impeach Ms Park o...

LeBron launches show about s…

LeBron launches show about star athletes and their money

LeBron James is trying to pull back the curtain on how star athletes deal with their money. His media company, Uninterrupted, teamed up with JPMorgan Chase (JPM) on an online series featuring s...

Digital driving licences rol…

Digital driving licences roll out in 2 months as NTSA inks supply deal

Kenyan motorists will begin to use the long promised digital driving licences in two months’ time after the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) signed a Sh2.1 billion contract with t...

Confession about principal's…

Confession about principal's killing horrifies judge

In June last year, Ms Jane Muthoni, mother of three and headmistress of Icaciri Secondary School in Kiambu hatched a “brutal, chilling and cold-blooded” plan, in the words of High Court judge Jo...

Detectives arrest 3 as hacki…

Detectives arrest 3 as hacking probe runs into hurdles

Three more suspects have been arrested by the Flying Squad over the hacking scandal. Two suspects are employees of the Kenya Revenue Authority stationed at the Information Technology Department...

Facebook takes on telcos wit…

Facebook takes on telcos with low-cost Internet in Nairobi

US tech giant Facebook has switched on its low-cost Internet in Nairobi, stepping up competition for telecommunication firms which earn significant revenue from users of the social networking si...

Britain reacts to Laikipia r…

Britain reacts to Laikipia rancher killing

The British government on Monday called on the Kenyan government to beef up security in Laikipia County where its citizen was killed by herders on Saturday night. The body of Mr Tristan Voorspu...

President Donald Trump signs…

President Donald Trump signs new travel ban, exempts Iraq

President Donald Trump signed a new executive order Monday that bans immigration from six Muslim-majority countries, dropping Iraq from January's previous order, and reinstates a temporary blank...

GE fines Kenya Sh80m for del…

GE fines Kenya Sh80m for delayed leasing equipment pay

US giant General Electric has slapped the Treasury with fines for non-payment of leasing fees linked to medical equipment installed in 98 county hospitals. Documents released from Parliament in...

Kenyans have a week to buy I…

Kenyans have a week to buy I&M Rwanda shares as IPO extended

Kenyan investors now have one more week to buy into the I&M Bank Rwanda public offering whose closing date has been extended to Friday. The initial public offer (IPO), priced at Rwf90 (Sh11...

Deutsche Bank to ask market …

Deutsche Bank to ask market for $8.5 billion after big losses

After two years of heavy losses, Deutsche Bank is asking investors for $8.5 billion to help improve its financial health. Germany's biggest bank announced plans for the huge share sale on Sunda...

North Korea fires four balli…

North Korea fires four ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan

North Korea fired four ballistic missiles in the early hours of Monday morning, in what Japan's leader described as "an extremely dangerous action." Military authorities in South Korea, Japan a...

A massive Mexico-US raw sewa…

A massive Mexico-US raw sewage spill is under investigation

With millions of gallons of raw sewage spilled into the Pacific Ocean surface and onto the shores of southern California, officials in the United States and Mexico have launched a bi-national i...

Row over permits robs Migori…

Row over permits robs Migori gold of its glitter

Gold mining in Migori County has been thrown into disarray following a row over special licences granted to a local firm for exploration in the area. On one hand are two firms that say they have...

Explorer strikes Sh165bn wor…

Explorer strikes Sh165bn worth of gold ore in Kakamega

British exploration firm Acacia Mining has discovered gold deposits worth an estimated Sh165 billion in Kakamega County, boosting Kenya’s rising profile as a mineral-rich economy. The estimated ...

Mobile phones moves Sh3 tril…

Mobile phones moves Sh3 trillion last year

The volume of cash moved through mobile money transfer platforms grew by a fifth last year to cross the Sh3 trillion mark for the first time, aided by increased uptake of mobile loans, accordin...

Warren Buffett: Red-hot mark…

Warren Buffett: Red-hot market not in a bubble, still looks 'cheap'

Warren Buffett isn't worried that the post-election euphoria on Wall Street has gotten out of hand. Yes, the Dow has skyrocketed 2,400 points since President Trump's victory, and the Dow is in ...

Congo government: Elections …

Congo government: Elections are too expensive, so we may not have one this year

The ruling government in Congo has indicated it may not hold long-awaited elections this year. Why? It's simply too expensive, a government official suggested this week “It will be difficult t...

'Not My President's Day' pro…

'Not My President's Day' protesters rally to oppose Trump

Another week, another series of demonstrations by opponents of President Donald Trump. Protesters in cities across the country took to the streets on Monday for "Not My President's Day" rallie...

Business owners stand by dec…

Business owners stand by decision to fire workers who protested

Jim Serowski's employees told him they'd planned to skip work Thursday to participate in "A Day Without Immigrants," the nationwide day of protest. Serowski, founder of JVS Masonry in Commerce ...

Trump has 3,643 websites tha…

Trump has 3,643 websites that range from TrumpEmpire.com to TrumpFraud.org

Donald Trump has a vast online portfolio of domain names -- digital addresses that foreshadowed his political career, business projects and accusations of unethical behavior. Before he reached ...

10 foreign firms in race to …

10 foreign firms in race to build Nairobi-Mau Summit toll road

Plans to charge motorists user fees on the Nakuru-Nairobi highway have started in earnest with the selection of 10 pre-qualified companies to bid for the multi-billion shilling road construction...

Uber taxi riders pay double …

Uber taxi riders pay double fares as drivers down tools

Users of online taxi-hailing app Uber yesterday paid more than double the normal fares in Nairobi following a drivers’ switch-off that saw hundreds of the operators abandon duty in protest what ...

Adolf Hitler's phone sells f…

Adolf Hitler's phone sells for more than $240,000

Adolf Hitler's personal telephone, which the Fuehrer used to dictate many of his deadly World War II commands, sold at auction on Sunday for $243,000(Sh24million), the US house selling it announ...

Kenyan ants could hold the p…

Kenyan ants could hold the power over drug resistance

Kenyan ants may carry a crucial key to treating disease-causing bacteria that are immune to existing drugs, also known as superbugs. These bugs cause life-threatening infections such as sepsis,...

Tourism rebound spurs hotels…

Tourism rebound spurs hotels expansion, hiring

Top hotels at the Coast have stopped job cuts and started expanding on the back of rebounding tourism. The hotels have had an occupancy of between 70 and 75 per cent in the period since January...

US fund starts building Keny…

US fund starts building Kenyatta University hostels from mid year

Construction of the proposed 6,000 room hostels for Kenyatta University students will kick off mid this year, three years after the Sh5.1bn project was first announced. Kenyatta University don ...

$100,000 found in old TV set

$100,000 found in old TV set

Wires and tubes and lots of glass and plastic, that's what TV recyclers usually find inside old sets. But for one worker in Canada, the discovery of a secret box helped jar the memory of a forgo...

Govt to start phone tapping …

Govt to start phone tapping in war on counterfeit trade

From Tuesday, the government wants to be allowed to listen to your calls, read your texts and review your mobile money transactions. The government, through the Communications Authority of Keny...

Trump bashes media, defends …

Trump bashes media, defends Flynn and says he 'inherited a mess'

President Donald Trump launched an extraordinary denunciation Thursday of his critics, complaining he inherited a "mess" and slamming stories that his campaign was constantly in contact with Ru...

Trump commits to 'One China'…

Trump commits to 'One China' policy in phone call with Xi

US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping spoke by phone Thursday evening, the first conversation between the two since Trump took office. In the call, the two leaders ...

Anger erupts at Republican t…

Anger erupts at Republican town halls over Obamacare

More than seven years after angry anti-Obamacare town halls erupted across the country, raw emotions are boiling over again -- this time, as the Republican Party under President Donald Trump gea...

World Bank values Dar’s real…

World Bank values Dar’s real estate Sh273bn more than Nairobi

Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam’s real estate has been ranked ahead of Nairobi and Addis Ababa in the World Bank’s latest cities report, which cites land fragmentation and weak property rights a...

US private equity funds in S…

US private equity funds in Sh10bn bid for Java House chain

Two American private equity funds are among a group of institutional investors in the race to acquire Kenyan coffee chain Java House in a transaction estimated to be worth $100 million (Sh10 bil...

Looking for a family that ca…

  HeartGift is a non profit that brings children from around the world to Houston for lifesaving heart surgery.  On Feb 14th we will welcome Hawa and her Mother Fatuma from Kenya. They speak Som...

Inside Eunice Njeri’s 24-hou…

Inside Eunice Njeri’s 24-hour marriage

It is a story full of drama and intrigue, a rollercoaster that has puzzled both fans and friends. The Izzo and Eunice love affair was, until a few months ago, a discreet matter. Then sketchy det...

Nigeria president Muhammadu …

Nigeria president Muhammadu Buhari extends UK stay for health reasons

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is to prolong his stay in London pending the result of health tests, his spokesman said on Sunday in a statement which will do little to quash rumours he is ...

Dry spell to cut rice yield …

Dry spell to cut rice yield by half in Kenya

The current drought will cut rice production by half  piling more pressure on the already worsening food crisis in the country. Mwea irrigation scheme, which accounts for 80 per cent of Kenya’s...

Republicans take on Trump ov…

Republicans take on Trump over his remarks about Putin

Vice President Mike Pence said the Trump administration is "watching" Russia and "very troubled" by its violation of a ceasefire in Ukraine last week. It was the latest of a series of mixed mes...

Apple, Facebook and 95 other…

Apple, Facebook and 95 others join legal fight against Trump travel ban

A total of 97 companies -- including Apple (AAPL, Tech30), Facebook (FB, Tech30), Google(GOOGL, Tech30), Intel (INTC, Tech30), Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30), Netflix (NFLX, Tech30) and Twitter (TWTR,...

Patriots describe Julian Ede…

Patriots describe Julian Edelman's unbelievable catch

If wide receiver Julian Edelman hadn't made that catch, the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history may never have happened, and the New England Patriots wouldn't have been Super Bowl champions...

Trump's travel ban: Companie…

Trump's travel ban: Companies and executives speak out

Tech executives in particular have expressed deep concern about President Trump's ban on travel by citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries. But leaders of companies across the economy are ...

Bannon role on National Secu…

Bannon role on National Security Council under fire

President Donald Trump is getting blasted for reorganizing the National Security Council to oust the director of intelligence and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from always attending ...

Hippos die in Mara as agency…

Hippos die in Mara as agency assesses drought effects

Wildlife researchers have been dispatched to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve to survey the magnitude of the current drought after six hippo carcasses were discovered along the River Mara. This com...

CBA plans on-lending Sh9bn t…

CBA plans on-lending Sh9bn to Kenyan enterprises

Commercial Bank of Africa is set to on-lend small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the country Sh9 billion ($90 million) advanced by the African Development Bank (AfDB). The package will ...

Could Trump's wall be made i…

Could Trump's wall be made in China?

  President Donald Trump says there will be "immediate construction of a border wall" between the US and Mexico. The border is about 1,900 miles (3,100km) long. We asked you to send in your qu...

EU considers deal to invest …

EU considers deal to invest Sh20bn on Mombasa Port

The European Union is considering investing at least $200 million (Sh20 billion) on Mombasa Port projects including modernisation of berths. The European Investment Bank (EIB) has already recei...

Sacking of striking doctors …

Sacking of striking doctors in progress

County governments have begun the process of terminating employment of doctors who are on strike. According to Council of Governors chairman Peter Munya, the process of termination started as s...

How China contractors drove …

How China contractors drove Kenyan firms out of mega projects

Big Kenyan contractors are feeling the heat of competition from deep-pocketed Chinese rivals whose superior machinery and lower bids for lucrative State tenders have driven local firms out of b...

Most Americans not benefitin…

Most Americans not benefiting from Dow 20,000

As Wall Street cheered the Dow hitting 20,000 for the first time in history this week, Donna Coomer just shrugged. Coomer doesn't have a cent in the stock market. Sure, she handles a lot of mon...

A 20% Mexico tariff would pa…

A 20% Mexico tariff would pay for the wall. But it would hurt Americans

The Trump administration floated the idea of using a 20% tax on goods imported from Mexico to pay for the wall. The math works. The U.S. imported $303 billion from Mexico in 2015 and 20% of tha...

British PM May: Praise for T…

British PM May: Praise for Trump -- but strong words, too

British Prime Minister Theresa May told US Republicans Thursday that the United States and the UK must stand "strong" together but said that the days of protracted military interventions in fore...

Pipeline Leaks 200,000 Litre…

Pipeline Leaks 200,000 Litres Of Oil On Saskatchewan First Nation

About 200,000 litres of crude oil has been spilled onto agricultural land in southeastern Saskatchewan after a pipeline leak. The spill was detected Friday at a site 10 kilometres north of Stou...

United States approves sale …

United States approves sale of attack aircraft worth Sh41.8 billion to Kenya

The United States (US) has approved the sale of attack aircraft worth Sh41.8 billion ($418 million) to Kenya. The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) will receive the 14 aircraft and assorted weapons, a...

GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler s…

GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler shares climb after Trump meets with CEOs

During the meeting at the While House, Trump announced a “very big push” for companies to manufacture products in the US. He also laid out plans to cut taxes “very substantially” and limit “unne...

Exiled strongman Jammeh plun…

Exiled strongman Jammeh plundered Gambia coffers

Gambia's exiled strongman Yahya Jammeh plundered millions of dollars in his final weeks in power leaving state coffers "empty", an aide to new President Adama Barrow said as West African troops...

Super Bowl teams are set

Super Bowl teams are set

The Atlanta Falcons spent 25 years playing in the Georgia Dome, and they saved their best for last. Led by a four-touchdown passing performance by Matt Ryan, the Falcons ended their tenure in t...

What Trump's done so far

What Trump's done so far

Much of President Donald Trump's first weekend in the White House was driven by criticism from Trump and press secretary Sean Spicer of media coverage over the size of his inauguration crowd. ...

Kenyans feel effects of rava…

Kenyans feel effects of ravaging drought

The effects of the worsening drought have begun to be felt, with tens of rivers across the country drying up. In the North Rift and parts of western Kenya, water sources are at risk of drying u...

Uhuru: I’ll hand over peacef…

Uhuru: I’ll hand over peacefully if defeated

President Uhuru Kenyatta has pledged to peacefully hand over power to the Opposition should his Jubilee Party lose the next elections. He will respect the will of Kenyans and abide by their dec...

Police reservist killed in M…

Police reservist killed in Mandera Shabaab attack

A Kenya Police Reservist (KPR) was killed Monday morning after suspected Al-Shabaab militants hurled explosives at a bank and two hotels in Mandera town. Police and the Kenya Defence Forces on ...

Bernie Sanders Calls Out Tru…

Bernie Sanders Calls Out Trump Inauguration For ‘Billionaire After Billionaire’ In VIP Section

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Sunday he found one part of Donald Trump’s inauguration speech to be at least unintentionally funny ― Trump’s criticism of Washington’s elite. On “Face the Nat...

Trump becomes 45th President…

Trump becomes 45th President of the United States

Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States on Friday, vowing to drain power from Washington elites and always put "America first" in its dealings with the world at a moment of t...

Gambia's Jammeh agrees to st…

Gambia's Jammeh agrees to step down

Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh said Saturday he would step down to keep peace in his country after 22 years in power, following last-chance talks with west African leaders before a military interve...

Trump administration suspend…

Trump administration suspends mortgage premium rate cut

The freshly-inaugurated Trump administration has halted a cut to the FHA mortgage insurance premium that Obama's team announced during his final days in office. The Department of Housing and Ur...

BBC asks if Trump should dep…

BBC asks if Trump should deport Kenyans and Twitter explodes

Kenyans have been angered by a question that was posed by British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on Friday night during President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The British media house asked “Wil...

Comparing Donald Trump and B…

Comparing Donald Trump and Barack Obama's inaugural crowd sizes

He campaigned on the huge crowd sizes, but the turnout for the inauguration of President Donald Trump appears to be smaller than that of his predecessor as measured by side-by-side photos of t...

W. African bloc assembles Ga…

W. African bloc assembles Gambia intervention force

Nigeria has sent 200 soldiers and air assets including fighter jets to Senegal as part of a regional force to enforce the result of Gambia's contested election, the country's air force said Wedn...

Starehe Girls win global Pri…

Starehe Girls win global Prize over proposed power project

Kenya has been put in the global limelight once again after Starehe Girls’ Centre won the Zayed Future Energy Prize in the Global High Schools category during an awards ceremony in Abu Dhabi, Un...

Nairobi bourse worst perform…

Nairobi bourse worst performing market globally - Bloomberg

The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) is the worst performing market globally year-to-date according to Bloomberg, with risk-averse investors shunning stocks for safe-haven government debt. The...

Mark Zuckerberg is suing Haw…

Mark Zuckerberg is suing Hawaiian families in an attempt to get them to sell their land

Mark Zuckerberg is suing Hawaiian families in an attempt to get them to sell their land to make his 700-acre property more secluded, a Honolulu newspaper reported Wednesday. Almost a dozen of s...

Obama to Trump: It's about t…

Obama on voter fraud Obama called the notion of voter fraud "fake news." He said efforts to limit to voting rights "traces directly back to Jim Crow and the legacy of slavery." Obama on...

Kenya's royalties up with hi…

Kenya's royalties up with high ore prices

Kenya is set to reap higher royalties from the export of titanium following a doubling of the price of the mineral in the past seven months. Base Resources Limited, which mines the titanium ore...

CNN’s Marc Lamont Hill: ‘Bun…

CNN’s Marc Lamont Hill: ‘Bunch of mediocre Negroes’ meeting with Trump

CNN political commentator Marc Lamont Hill made an explosive claim Monday night that Steve Harvey and the black celebrities who have met with Donald Trump since his election are a “bunch of medi...

Kenyan students from low-inc…

Kenyan students from low-income families who scored B+ and above in KCSE 2016?

Do you know any Kenyan students from low-income families who scored B+ and above in KCSE 2016? The EducationUSA office at the Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy - Nairobi,...

End of doctors' strike could…

End of doctors' strike could be imminent

The end of the doctors' strike could be imminent following talks between the government and the medical practitioners' union in Nairobi on Tuesday. Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu on Tues...

The Saudi women afraid to go…

The Saudi women afraid to go home

"This is it," Arwa said as she sat in the US immigration office on the outskirts of Houston, Texas last month. Having fled Saudi Arabia two years earlier, her 7 a.m. appointment would reveal if ...

The world needs fixing — and…

The world needs fixing — and Trump thinks he's the man to do it

Just days ahead of his inauguration, President-elect Donald Trump has issued his own data dump. It amounts to a blueprint of his foreign policy and has caused widespread consternation among Eur...

N. Korea tells Obama: Focus …

N. Korea tells Obama: Focus on 'packing'

North Korea has said President Barack Obama should concentrate on packing rather than focusing on the reclusive nation's human rights record. State-owned North Korean press agency KCNA slammed...

Trump worries Nato with 'obs…

Trump worries Nato with 'obsolete' comment

A statement by US President-elect Donald Trump that Nato is "obsolete" has caused "worry" in the alliance, Germany's foreign minister says. Frank-Walter Steinmeier said it was a contradiction o...

Trump's trade threats have C…

Trump's trade threats have CEOs running scared

Top business leaders are freaking out about trade. Nearly six in 10 global CEOs are worried about protectionism and rising trade barriers, according to a new survey by PwC. That's up from 40% i...

How 3 life lessons from MLK …

How 3 life lessons from MLK can get you out of a 'Trump slump'

Are you experiencing the following symptoms? Insomnia: No sleep because you dread what happens over the next four years. Hallucinations: You keep thinking that what you saw on TV last Novembe...

Senators: Uhuru, governors t…

Senators: Uhuru, governors to blame for deaths due to doctors strike

Two senators from the Opposition will on Thursday convene a meeting bringing together the doctors union and the health ministry to discuss how to end to the strike now on its 43rd day. Mombasa ...

Donald Trump's presidential …

Donald Trump's presidential inauguration

Toby Keith, 3 Doors Down and Lee Greenwood will headline a concert for President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, his inaugural committee announced. The concert, which takes place at the Linc...

Walt Disney sued for 'Queen …

Walt Disney sued for 'Queen Of Katwe' Soundtrack

The makers of ‘Queen of Katwe’ must be scratching their heads right now. This is after top Tanzanian music producer P-Funk Majani sued them for using his creation in the movie. According to Bo...

Trump hints CIA chief was le…

Trump hints CIA chief was leaker

Donald Trump on Sunday night slammed outgoing CIA Director John Brennan for imploring the President-elect to put his confidence in the intelligence community and develop an "appreciation" for th...

Trump promises 'insurance fo…

Trump promises 'insurance for all'

President-elect Donald Trump is putting the finishing touches on an Obamacare replacement plan that aims to provide "insurance for all," he told The Washington Post. Also, he will demand that d...

Efforts to put out fire in A…

Efforts to put out fire in Aberdare Park continue

Nearly 6,000 hectares of the Aberdare National Park has been destroyed by wildfire that has continued for the second day. The fire began Friday at 10 am and has since spread, being aided by the...

US issues travel warning ove…

US issues travel warning over insecurity in Kenya

Terrorist attacks involving shootings and explosions killed 122 people in Kenya last year, the US State Department said Friday as it issued a new travel warning. “The bulk of these incidents oc...

In Better Shape Than Ever at…

In Better Shape Than Ever at Age 39: Here's How Tom Brady Does It

It is almost happy hour on Friday of the 18th week of the NFL season. After practicing earlier in the day, Patriots players are free to enjoy a weekend off. The lot outside Gillette Stadium wher...

Joining forces

Joining forces

With missiles at their borders and neighbors aligning with an adversary, China and Russia could feel boxed in. But they're in it together, and the two appear to be taking steps together agains...

Kisumu, Mombasa Aga Khan hos…

Kisumu, Mombasa Aga Khan hospitals to get Sh1.2bn upgrade

The Aga Khan Health Services-Kenya and Agence Française de Développement (AFD) on Friday signed a Sh1.25 billion expansion and upgrading agreement for Kisumu and Mombasa Aga Khan hospitals. At ...

Obamacare Repeal Would Give …

Obamacare Repeal Would Give 400 Super-Rich U.S. Households A Giant Tax Cut

Repealing Obamacare would give 400 of the richest families in America a tax cut worth an average of $7 million each, even as it yanks health insurance away from low- and middle-income American...

Kenya's best bars: From beac…

Kenya's best bars: From beachfront hangouts to hip hotels

Kenya has long been known for the wildlife that gathers around its water holes. But in recent years the East African nation has also gained a well-earned reputation for the quality of its water...

How three black women helped…

How three black women helped send John Glenn into orbit

A new film, Hidden Figures, tells the story of the maths wizards who Nasa relied on.   When John Glenn was waiting to be fired into orbit aboard Friendship 7 in 1962, there was one perso...

'Goat yoga' is a thing - and…

'Goat yoga' is a thing - and hundreds are lining up for it

It's actually a little hard to believe we, as both a goat- and yoga-loving society, have slept on this concept for so long. Leave it to Lainey Morse of Albany, Oregon to realize something as glo...

Big Pharma Lost $24.6 Billio…

Big Pharma Lost $24.6 Billion in 20 Minutes During Donald Trump’s Press Conference

Pharmaceutical companies are "getting away with murder," President-elect Donald Trump said during his Wednesday press conference — and the sector didn't get away unscathed. After Trump mentione...

What the last 48 hours told …

What the last 48 hours told us about Trump's next 4 years

President-elect Donald Trump went nose-to-nose Wednesday with a press corps itching to cross-examine him after more than five months at arm's length, while his top nominees faced off wit...

Six Kenyan engineering innov…

Six Kenyan engineering innovations in top contention for Africa prize

On completing his water engineering training, Kelvin Gacheru was stationed in various areas across the country setting up water projects. Working in Matuu, Narok, and Loitoktok among other rela...

US widens its lead over UK a…

US widens its lead over UK as top importer of Kenyan goods

The United States has strengthened its position as Kenya’s third-largest export destination — making it Nairobi’s most valuable economic partner outside East Africa. Kenya’s exports to the US ...

‘Blackish’ dissects Trump’s …

‘Blackish’ dissects Trump’s win and finds the humanity in our political discord

A week ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration, “Blackish” finally tackled the results of the presidential election. Wednesday’s episode, titled “Lemons,” finds the members of the (pro-Hillary Cli...

The Trump oil trade, and why…

The Trump oil trade, and why oil might soon reach $100 again

  Five years ago, in the article that landed me a role here at MarketWatch’s Trading Deck, I wrote there was “one general thing that changes everything for America.” That one thing was the rise...

Trump news conference

Trump news conference

  CNN's response to Trump "CNN’s decision to publish carefully sourced reporting about the operations of our government is vastly different than BuzzFeed’s decision to publish unsubst...

Trump pick Tillerson: 'Fair …

Trump pick Tillerson: 'Fair assumption' Putin behind hacks

It is a "fair assumption" that Russian President Vladimir Putin was behind US election hacks, secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson has said. The former CEO of Exxon Mobil told his Senate co...

Tullow hints at Kenya oil we…

Tullow hints at Kenya oil wells sale after Uganda deal with Total

British explorer Tullow has hinted at a possible sale of shares in its Kenyan oil wells after selling slightly over a fifth of its stake in four exploration blocks in Uganda to French major Tota...

50 SGR locomotives set to ar…

50 SGR locomotives set to arrive by May

The government is set to receive 50 more locomotives by May 2017, ahead of the commissioning of the Sh372 billion standard gauge railway (SGR) on June 1. Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macha...

Controversial painting rehun…

Just one week into the 115th Congress and the House is already in the midst of a full-fledged battle -- over constituent artwork in a Capitol Hill tunnel. The tug-of-war over a controversial p...

Obama says goodbye

Obama says goodbye

Popular but politically humbled, President Barack Obama said goodbye to the nation Tuesday night, declaring during his farewell address that he hadn't abandoned his vision of progressive change...

Ahmed Hussen, Somali-born Ca…

Ahmed Hussen, Somali-born Canadian MP, is the New Canadian Immigration Minister

  THIS IS HUGE for Somali Canadians and Somalis around the world. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will unveil a sweeping cabinet remake Tuesday, ushering out the Liberal old guard, demoting unde...

Trump team denies asking vac…

Trump team denies asking vaccine skeptic to head vaccine commission

President-elect Donald Trump met with notable anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Tuesday, further stoking unfounded fears about vaccine safety and efficacy by asking the Democrat to ...

KQ to retrench 38 as second …

KQ to retrench 38 as second phase of layoffs commences

Listed carrier Kenya Airways has announced that it will beginning today retrench 38 employees in the second phase of a redundancy plan initiated last July as part of its back-to-profitability s...

How the rich are taking soci…

How the rich are taking social duty to next level

Imagine a school without teachers, no books, no tests or exams and no exit timelines. All that makes the school what it is are computers and Internet. Here students, who pay no fees, are called...

Donald Trump’s Go-To Guy for…

Donald Trump’s Go-To Guy for His Toughest Legal Battles

When Donald Trump needs a lawyer to wage his thorniest battles, from defamation claims to fights over deals-gone-south, he has often leaned on New York litigator Marc Kasowitz. The president-el...

Marissa Mayer to Leave Yahoo…

Marissa Mayer to Leave Yahoo Board; Yahoo to Change Name to Altaba

Yahoo Inc. said Monday it will whittle down its board after completing its deal with Verizon Communications Inc., and several longtime directors, including Chief Executive Marissa Mayer and co-...

Kenyan Doctors to miss pay, …

Kenyan Doctors to miss pay, face sacking for refusal to end 37-day strike

Striking doctors, who will not have resumed work by close of business Wednesday won’t be paid their salaries, the Council of Governors (CoG) said yon Monday. The announcement was made at the e...

Four locomotives arrive at M…

Four locomotives arrive at Mombasa port

Four locomotives and two Shatners (railway engines) arrived at the port of Mombasa on Monday as the Sh372 billion Standard Gauge Railway takes shape. Kenya Ports Authority managing director Cat...

A Dairy Queen owner unleashe…

A Dairy Queen owner unleashed a racist tirade against a customer. He no longer has a business

  The Dairy Queen owner shouting the n-word at Deianeira Ford told her he could say whatever he wanted at his fast-food restaurant — that any accusations and complaints she uttered would fall o...

The color of love: Dirk Nowi…

The color of love: Dirk Nowitzki opens up on his interracial marriage

The five Kenyan women were covered from head to toe as they stood in front of an African garb-wearing Dirk Nowitzki. One was the love of the Dallas Mavericks forward’s life and the reason they...

Bangladesh's 'Tree man' has …

Bangladesh's 'Tree man' has his hands back

The Tree Man is no longer. Thanks to some groundbreaking surgeries, he can go back to being Abul Bajandar, a 27-year-old father and husband from a small town in Bangladesh. Bajandar suffered fr...

Jared Kushner to be named se…

Jared Kushner to be named senior adviser to the president

Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will be senior adviser to the president, a senior transition official told CNN Monday. The 35-year-old businessman-turned-political strategist played a...

Trump's big week

Trump's big week

Donald Trump is embarking on the most crucial week of his transition into the presidency -- and, as usual, he's at the epicenter of multiple controversies. Several of the President-elect's mos...

Trump calls Meryl Streep 'ov…

Trump calls Meryl Streep 'overrated' and a 'Hillary flunky'

Meryl Streep never mentioned President-elect Donald Trump by name during her six-minute condemnation at the Golden Globes. He had no problem going after her directly. In a series of tweets bef...

Alibaba job boom: Jack Ma ch…

Alibaba job boom: Jack Ma chats with Trump about creating 1 million US jobs over 5 years

U.S. president-elect Donald Trump had a "great meeting" with Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma on Monday, when they were scheduled to discuss plans to create 1 million new U.S. jobs over the ne...

Ghana leader caught caught p…

Ghana leader caught caught plagiarising Bush, Clinton speeches

ACCRA The newly elected Ghanaian president has begun his administration on a rather embarrassing note after being caught plagiarising former American presidents during his inaugural speech on ...

Nairobi, Kenya ranked best c…

Nairobi, Kenya ranked best city to visit in 2017 by UK firm

Nairobi has been ranked third best city in the world to visit in 2017 by a United Kingdom travel publisher, Rough Guides. Paris, France, took top position in the list of top 10 cities in the w...

Could your voice cost you a …

Could your voice cost you a new job?

‘How did you relax on Sunday?’ ‘What was your last holiday like?’ Simple though these questions sound, your next job might depend on how you answer them. And it won’t be a human you’re talking...

County proceeds with case ag…

County proceeds with case against Britain over colonial sins

The case against the British government seeking compensation for injustices meted out on the Kipsigis and Talai communities during the colonial era in Kenya will be filed at the British High Cou...

Leaders laud Ghanaians as ne…

Leaders laud Ghanaians as new President is installed

Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday joined other African leaders and dignitaries at the inauguration ceremony of Nana Akufo-Addo as Ghana’s new President. Mr Ruto represented President U...

Trump: Only 'stupid' people …

Trump: Only 'stupid' people think warm ties with Russia are a bad thing

President-elect Donald Trump is continuing to resist conclusions reached by US intelligence agencies on Russian involvement in the 2016 election, and on Saturday defended his long-held belief t...

New BBC comedy 'Real Housewi…

New BBC comedy 'Real Housewives of ISIS' mocks brainwashed jihadi brides with BIZARRE gags

The mock-reality spoof, called The Real Housewives of ISIS, is part of political satire show Revolting, penned by Sussex university friends Jolyon Rubinstein and Heydon Prowse. Mocking the van...

Kenyan accuses US immigratio…

Kenyan accuses US immigration officers of BRUTAL ATTACK after refusing to be fingerprinted

A KENYAN man has been granted a trial against immigration officers after shocking footage released allegedly shows them violently attacking him. Justine Mochama, an international student who o...

The best piece of money advi…

The best piece of money advice you’ve never heard

If you want to spend less this year, do this: Build a wall. That is, a virtual wall. Experts say we often spend because it’s simple to spend — new clothes are just a click away, a latte is rig...

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

Just in case you need a reminder that racism is not dead, James Baldwin, the intellectual, civil rights activist and renowned author, has left behind some biting and enlightening words about th...

Chinese contractor urges loc…

Chinese contractor urges locals to avoid railway corridor

The Chinese contractor building the new railway line has cautioned residents neighbouring the infrastructure to stay away from it to be safe. In a campaign that China Road and Bridge Corporation ...

Burger King says cut-back on…

Burger King says cut-back on antibiotics use does not apply in Kenya

American fast food chain Burger King has said a pledge it made to cut down on usage of antibiotics in chicken in the US and Canada does not apply to the Kenyan market.   Restaurants Brands Inter...

Apple cuts Tim Cook's pay 15…

Apple cuts Tim Cook's pay 15% for missing sales goals

Apple's sales slump is taking a bite out of Tim Cook's paycheck. The iPhone maker cut Cook's pay by 15% last year to $8.7 million, according to a filing released on Friday. Apple (AAPL, Tech3...

5 dead, suspect in custody

5 dead, suspect in custody

The gunman who opened fire at the airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, had a gun checked in his baggage and had declared the firearm, law enforcement sources told CNN. The suspect flew to Flor...

Trump Electoral college win …

Trump Electoral college win certified despite Democratic objections

Donald Trump was formally certified as the winner of the presidential election Friday, after handful of congressman tried to object during the tally of Electoral College votes, a desperate gamb...

20% gas price hike fuels pro…

20% gas price hike fuels protests

A hefty government gas price hike is fueling protests, looting and road blockades in Mexico. Authorities arrested more than 250 people for robbery and acts of vandalism around the country thi...

What are the world's safest …

What are the world's safest airlines for 2017?

Good news has been in short supply the last 12 months, but for nervous fliers there's one ray of light: 2016 was one of the safest years in aviation history. Despite some high-profile accidents...

Zambia women's 'day off for …

Zambia women's 'day off for periods' sparks debate

This is no doubt why a provision in the country's labour law that allows female workers to take off one day a month is known as Mother's Day, even though it applies to all women, whether or not ...

Obama: Call it 'Trumpcare'

Obama: Call it 'Trumpcare'

  President Barack Obama delivered a mandate to Democrats on Wednesday: "Don't rescue" Republicans on Obamacare. Less than three weeks out from leaving the White House, Obama visited Democrat...

Court stops eviction of squa…

Court stops eviction of squatters from fraudulently acquired Sh2bn land

The eviction of over 1,000 squatters and their families from a 40-acre parcel of land acquired by the government 32 years ago for occupation by the Kenya Army, but later transferred fraudulently...

U.S. fines TransUnion, Equif…

U.S. fines TransUnion, Equifax for deceit over credit scores

A U.S. regulator on Tuesday ordered credit reporting agencies TransUnion and Equifax to pay more than $23.2 million in fines and restitution for deceiving consumers about the usefulness and cost...

Shilling weakens to a 15-mon…

Shilling weakens to a 15-month low on heavy importer demand

The shilling weakened against the dollar on Wednesday, exchanging at an average of 103.15 in commercial banks compared to 102.90 on Tuesday. Dealers said that there is heavy demand for dollars fr...

Where water is worth more th…

Where water is worth more than gold

Nour, a housewife in Damascus, says the latest joke in the Syrian capital is also a prayer of sorts: "May the gold you hold become water." It is a half-hearted attempt to make light of a water ...

Watering after use of pestic…

Watering after use of pesticide kills 4

The act of watering the ground after applying pesticide may seem innocuous, but it was enough to kill four children in Texas. One was a high school senior on the brink of graduation. The other ...

More Kenyans face starvation…

More Kenyans face starvation, reveals study

More Kenyans are expected to face starvation due to low crop production occasioned by climate change, a study has revealed. Last year alone, an estimated 1.3 million Kenyans faced starvation, a...

Rebecca Ferguson says she'll…

Rebecca Ferguson says she'll sing at Trump inauguration under one condition

British pop singer Rebecca Ferguson says she has been invited to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration, but her response may not be the RSVP the President-elect's team were expecting. The for...

Trump throws weight around W…

Trump throws weight around Washington

Donald Trump isn't even in Washington yet, but he's already throwing his weight around. The President-elect prevailed Tuesday in the first exchange of what could turn out to be an awkward, som...

Obama to transfer more Gitmo…

Obama to transfer more Gitmo detainees despite Trump's objection

President Barack Obama plans to transfer additional detainees from Guantanamo Bay, the White House said Tuesday, hours after President-elect Donald Trump warned against moving any more prisoners...

Safaricom paid Sh7.5 billion…

Safaricom paid Sh7.5 billion for Nairobi security network contract

The Treasury has paid telecoms operator Safaricom Sh7.5 billion as initial instalment for the 2014 building of a digital security system in Nairobi and Mombasa.   Safaricom pocketed the money in...

DR Congo: Kabila is yet to s…

DR Congo: Kabila is yet to sign deal to end his rule

A deal has been signed to end Joseph Kabila's 15-year rule in the Democratic Republic of Congo - but the president himself has yet to add his signature. Senior ministers backed the deal, which ...

North Korea 'close to testin…

North Korea 'close to testing long-range missiles'

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said the country is close to testing long-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads. The intercontinental ballistic missiles were in their "last st...

Istanbul attack: Dozens kill…

Istanbul attack: Dozens killed at Turkish nightclub, official says

At least 39 people were killed and at least 69 wounded in an attack in a nightclub early Sunday as they were celebrating the new year, Turkey's Interior Minister said. "We are face to face with...

Vermont utility finds allege…

Vermont utility finds alleged Russian malware on computer

The indicators from the malicious software found on a Burlington Electric Company laptop match those on malware found in the Democratic National Committee computers that the US government has bl...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Revelers packed New York's Times Square and cheered the advent of 2017, saying good riddance to 2016 and shouting in jubilation as the iconic ball dropped. The celebrants -- eagerly turning th...

In the run-up to 2017 polls,…

In the run-up to 2017 polls, “foreign influence” agenda is gaining ground

In the run-up to the 2013 elections, the issue of “foreign influence” dominated the presidential campaigns. The winning Jubilee ticket of Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto portrayed their cases a...

Toast to 2017, the doomsday …

Toast to 2017, the doomsday cults have got it wrong again

If you are reading this, it means the end of the world did not come in 2016. That means all calculations that predicted that the apocalypse would befall the earth in 2016 fell flat. Toast to tha...

Announcing the Sudden Death …

Announcing the Sudden Death of Dr. Samson Lwaki of Houston, TX

We regret to announce the sudden death of Dr.Samson Lwaki of Houston, TX on 12/17/2016 at North Cypress Medical Hospital. Dr.Lwaki was found unconscious in his house by his daughter who rushed him ...

Lockheed Martin shares suffe…

Lockheed Martin shares suffer after Trump F-35 tweet

Shares in Lockheed Martin have fallen after President-elect Donald Trump said he would cut the cost of its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter after taking office. He tweeted: "F-35 program and cost is o...

How would a thawing US-Russi…

How would a thawing US-Russia relationship work?

On 19 December, the US Electoral College will certify Donald Trump as the next president. But it is increasingly evident that the big winner in the 2016 campaign is Vladimir Putin. Whether or n...

Hacking standoff

Hacking standoff

The top Senate Republican joined the growing chorus of powerful voices on Capitol Hill Monday calling for a bipartisan probe of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. B...

Oil soars as non-OPEC produc…

Oil soars as non-OPEC producers agree on caps

SINGAPORE Oil soared Monday following a landmark deal by Russia and other non-OPEC producers to join the cartel in capping output, in a bid to end a stubborn global glut that has hammered prices....

Keep off Kenyan elections, U…

Keep off Kenyan elections, Uhuru tells foreign countries

President Kenyatta on Monday led the nation in marking the 53rd Jamhuri Day celebrations at Nyayo Stadium, Nairobi. In counties, governors and county commissioners took charge of the event tha...

Qantas to fly from London to…

Qantas to fly from London to Australia non-stop

Passengers will be able to fly from London to Australia non-stop when airline Qantas launches its new service from March 2018. Australia's national carrier says it will connect Perth, in the we...

Trump takes aim at China pol…

Trump takes aim at China policy

President-elect Donald Trump again signaled Sunday a willingness to confront Beijing, questioning whether the United States should keep its long-standing position that Taiwan is part of "one Ch...

Costly levies on farm produc…

Costly levies on farm produce open window to cheap imports

Costly national and county government levies have edged out many Kenyan farmers and agro-processors from the market, opening a huge window for foreign-processed and fresh farm produce. A study ...

Kenya woos Irish investors w…

Kenya woos Irish investors with better business terms

Quality financial transactions with rapid expansion of mobile money transfer services have been cited as key benefits for Irish businesses in Kenya. The Business Ireland Kenya Guide to Doing Bu...

‘Scenes from hell’

‘Scenes from hell’

The Saturday night horrific crash in which close to 40 people perished in an explosion at Karai near Naivasha has cast a pall on the country as Kenyans were preparing to commemorate Jamhuri Day ...

Married to an inmate: the ul…

Married to an inmate: the ultimate test of commitment

Every year, an estimated 2 million couples in the US vow to stick together "for better or for worse." But what happens when the "worse" part of marriage unexpectedly includes one person serving...

Uhuru shuts door on politici…

Uhuru shuts door on politicians getting quick degrees

The door was on Thursday slammed shut on politicians rushing to acquire quick degrees before next year’s General Election. A directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday said university st...

IEBC sneaked in 2 million vo…

IEBC sneaked in 2 million votes to deny me victory, claims Raila

Cord leader Raila Odinga on Sunday claimed that two million votes were sneaked into the electoral agency’s server to deny him victory in the 2013 polls. Addressing a rally at Waondo Primary in ...

With North Korea Looming, Tr…

With North Korea Looming, Trump May Be Rethinking China Showdown

BEIJING — As a presidential candidate, Donald J. Trump talked about China almost solely in the context of trade, such as when he promised to slap punishing tariffs on cheap Chinese imports that ...

Secret Service considering r…

Secret Service considering renting a floor at Trump Tower to protect future first family

The US Secret Service is considering renting one floor in Trump Tower to protect President-elect Donald Trump and his family by turning it into a 24-7 command post, a law enforcement official to...

After Fidel Castro's death, …

After Fidel Castro's death, can Cuba finally move on?

Fidel Castro's death is the end of an era. He has gone not with a bang, as he arrived, nor with a whimper, but a simple fading away. Laid low by serious illness, his iron grip on the island nati...

Trump falsely claims 'millio…

Trump falsely claims 'millions of people who voted illegally' cost him popular vote

President-elect Donald Trump alleged Sunday, without evidence, that "millions of people" voted illegally for Hillary Clinton and otherwise he would have won the popular vote. It's an unpreceden...

Tourism Regulatory Authority…

Tourism Regulatory Authority give eight Nairobi hotels five-star rating

At least eight hotels in Nairobi County have been ranked five-star by the Tourism Regulatory Authority. According to results published in a gazette notice on November 18, town hotels in Nairobi...

CNN's 'Unprecedented': 'Comm…

CNN's 'Unprecedented': 'Common sense,' Trump's campaign strategy from the get-go

Donald Trump and his political advisers decided early on that two words would drive the billionaire's campaign for president: Common sense. For more than two decades, Trump had begun simplifyi...

Brookhouse starts building i…

Brookhouse starts building its second campus in Nairobi

Brookhouse School has kicked off construction of its second Kenyan campus in a multi-million shilling expansion project, which will double the institution’s student capacity from the current 800...

Uhuru: Respect Kenya’s decis…

Uhuru: Respect Kenya’s decisions

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday urged the international community to respect decisions made by Kenya in pulling out of international missions and agreements that no longer worked in its inter...

Criminals minting millions f…

Criminals minting millions from cooking gas racket

A ruthless cartel is running a parallel multi-million Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) market in Kenya, putting thousands of lives at risk and minting millions tax free, the Nation can reveal. Lac...

Activist Boniface Mwangi ann…

Activist Boniface Mwangi announces interest in parliamentary seat

Renowned activist Boniface Mwangi has announced his entry into politics by expressing interest in Starehe Parliamentary seat in the 2017 General Election. Mwangi, an avowed critic of President ...

The Trump pledge

The Trump pledge

Two top Republicans working with President-elect Donald Trump's transition team told reporters in a phone call Wednesday evening that they're taking steps toward one of Trump's campaign promise...

Trump just dropped a big hin…

Trump just dropped a big hint to the pharmaceutical industry

A single sentence in President-elect Donald Trump's health-care platformsends a strong hint to the drug and medical device industry that they may have an easier time getting their products on th...

KC man Godfrey Kirui charged…

KC man Godfrey Kirui charged with raping sleeping woman he drove

A 24-year-old Kansas City man has been charged with rape, accused of jumping into a stranger’s car outside a nightclub, driving away with a sleeping woman and sexually assaulting her by the side...

Seahawks stop Pats with last…

Seahawks stop Pats with last-second goal-line stand

Deja vu all over again. This time it was the Seahawks (6-2-1) who stonewalled the Patriots (7-2) at the goal line with seconds remaining. Seattle's goal-line stand with less than a minute remaining ...

Hate crimes? 'Stop it'

Hate crimes? 'Stop it'

Donald Trump on Sunday told his supporters to stop harassing minorities, in his first televised sit-down interview since becoming President-elect. "I am so saddened to hear that," Trump told C...

Uhuru to host land summit on…

Uhuru to host land summit on Monday

State House on Sunday promised an engaging summit on lands, promising answers on historical injustices as well as the thorny issue of how much land a person can own. The summit will be held on ...

Sheriff Joe Arpaio loses 7th…

Sheriff Joe Arpaio loses 7th term

Voters have booted Sheriff Joe Arpaio from office in his bid for a seventh term after his legal problems in a racial profiling case culminated in a criminal charge two weeks before Election Da...

Trump wins the White House i…

Trump wins the White House in victory for outsiders

Donald Trump will become the 45th president of the United States, CNN projects, a historic victory for outsiders that represents a stunning repudiation of Washington's political establishmen...

Deputy President's office am…

Deputy President's office among departments investigated for corruption

The ministries of Transport and Infrastructure and Interior and Coordination of National Government and the Office of the Deputy President top the list of departments that have been investigated...

Key ballot measures: The imp…

Key ballot measures: The important, the fascinating and the weird

From minimum wage to pot to labor laws, voters in states around the country are engaging in direct democracy. Several states are considering similar ballot initiatives with regard to firearms, ...

Election Day 2016: History …

 Election Day 2016: History arrives

Americans are casting their verdicts on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Tuesday after an exhausting, acrimonious campaign that at times revolted the nation and tore at its fabric. History ...

Nevada judge denies Trump re…

Nevada judge denies Trump request; warns about Twitter trolls

A Nevada court judge forcefully denied a request Tuesday from Donald Trump's campaign to direct a county registrar of voters to preserve and segregate ballots from voting machines in four early ...

The weather wild card

The weather wild card

"Pleasant" and "calm" are two words that haven't been used to describe the 2016 presidential election. But they should characterize the weather across much of the country on Election Day. Weat...

How Does The Electoral Colle…

How Does The Electoral College Work And Is It Fair?

Here's a little information that Americans have usually been able to ignore. It's about the Electoral College, a uniquely American institution that's been with us from the beginning and that's ...

Waiguru hits back at Ruto in…

Waiguru hits back at Ruto in NYS feud

The war of words between Deputy President William Ruto and former Devolution CS Anne Waiguru is getting dirty. On Sunday, the Deputy President went personal as he sought to link Ms Waiguru to J...

FBI: New emails don't change…

FBI: New emails don't change conclusions on Clinton

FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers Sunday the agency hasn't changed its opinion that Hillary Clinton should not face criminal charges after a review of new emails. Comey had dropped a bom...

Conway deflects on Trump cam…

Conway deflects on Trump camp's claims of assassination attempt

Donald Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said it was "scary" when the Secret Service had to force Trump off stage during a rally on Saturday. "It's scary -- I mean, all the coverage is...

Here's how to see the bigges…

Here's how to see the biggest supermoon since 1948

If you step outside on November 14, you might notice the moon is looking bigger and brighter than usual. Bigger in fact, than it has appeared at any point in the last 68 years, say scientists. ...

Thug life: Crime does not pa…

Thug life: Crime does not pay

At the age of 10, Elias Hiti Mwaganu dropped out of school in Standard Two “due to an urge to be rebellious”. Incensed by his action, his father gave him an ultimatum: he could  continue living...

Karua: I’m self-made and can…

Karua: I’m self-made and can seek any seat

The entry of Martha Karua into Kirinyaga County politics has no doubt sent her opponents back to the drawing board. Ms Karua will be running on a Narc Kenya ticket whereas all other aspirants w...

Keitany wins third New York …

Keitany wins third New York marathon in a row

A dominant Kenya’s Mary Keitany ran the last half of the race unchallenged to capture her third consecutive New York City Marathon title in 2 hours, 24 minutes and 26 seconds on Sunday. Kenyan ...

4 factors that could stall B…

4 factors that could stall Brexit

Before Thursday, the process for triggering Brexit was a lot more straightforward. But the High Court's bombshell ruling means Prime Minister Theresa May's government cannot begin the formal pr...

Did you fall for these fake …

Did you fall for these fake news stories?

The internet and social media are great resources for finding information, but they're also the perfect vehicles for spreading misinformation Fake news stories have been particularly pre...

China's Wanda Group buys Dic…

China's Wanda Group buys Dick Clark Productions for $1 billion

China's richest man just bought an iconic American entertainment company. In a move that had been expected for months, billionaire Wang Jianlin's Dalian Wanda Group bought Dick Clark Production...

6 ways Trump could win

6 ways Trump could win

Donald Trump's path to 270 electoral votes remains precarious -- but with some breaks, he can get there. Trump's campaign has made clear exactly what its targets are. It is spending $25 millio...

Brexit court defeat for UK g…

Brexit court defeat for UK government

Parliament must vote on whether the UK can start the process of leaving the EU, the High Court has ruled. This means the government cannot trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty - beginning fo...

Households feel the pinch as…

Households feel the pinch as sugar prices hit four-year high

Sugar prices have hit a four-year high of Sh125 a kilogramme following a shortage of the sweetener, pilling pressure on household budgets. Data from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNB...

Chinese replaces Kenyan comm…

Chinese replaces Kenyan commander in Juba

The Kenyan commander of the United Nations peacekeeping force in South Sudan is now “on leave,” and a Chinese military officer has been named acting commander, a UN spokesman has said. UN Secre...

Kenyan Boy, 3, dies after fa…

Kenyan Boy, 3, dies after falling from balcony in Forth Worth

A Kenyan family living in the US is mourning after their child fell off a third-floor balcony and died. The boy, identified as Prince Malcolm Nyangenya, died at the Post Oak East Apartments in ...

Washington elite speculate a…

Washington elite speculate about a Trump presidency

Donald Trump says that if he's elected, he'll fix Washington and run the nation like a business. People here are wondering whether he'd make good on his promise. Would President Trump fix Washin...

Teen hackers study considers…

Teen hackers study considers link to addiction

A study suggests there are parallels between the way youngsters turn into hackers and how youths become addicted to drugs and alcohol. The report was written for the EU's law enforcement agency...

New polls show tight Clinton…

New polls show tight Clinton-Trump race nationally, battlegrounds

Hillary Clinton holds a slim lead over Donald Trump, a new national poll shows. An ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll released Sunday showed Clinton ahead 46% to 45% -- narrower than Satur...

Magufuli and Uhuru in deal t…

Magufuli and Uhuru in deal to build roads

Tanzania and Kenya have agreed on a time line to start the construction of two link roads meant to improve the movement of goods and people between the two countries. The deal is the major deco...

When celebrity status ends u…

When celebrity status ends up in loneliness

In what is considered her last video interview, Afro-jazz musician Achieng’ Abura had a telling description of the rate at which well-wishers’ money was streaming in towards a Sh4 million fundra...

Uhuru sister’s company in sa…

Uhuru sister’s company in same group as the disabled

A company associated with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s close relatives, which has been named in the Sh5.2 billion Afya House scandal, was listed in Treasury’s roll of companies that should get pre...

Kenya climbs 21 places in Wo…

Kenya climbs 21 places in World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business index

Kenya's standing has improved by 21 places in the latest World Bank ease of doing business report, signalling that a raft of business reforms initiated by the government may be paying off. The ...

Former Safaricom boss takes …

Former Safaricom boss takes over KQ’s hot chair

Former Safaricom chief executive Michael Joseph has said his priority at the troubled national carrier Kenya Airways will be to implement recommendations of an audit report that has exposed massive ...

Early voting revelations

Early voting revelations

Hillary Clinton's campaign has reason for optimism in several swing states -- and appears to have turned Arizona into a battleground -- as millions of Americans vote early. More than 7.3 mill...

Meet the baby who was born t…

Meet the baby who was born twice

Margaret Boemer went for a routine ultrasound 16 weeks into her pregnancy with her third child. She quickly found out that things were far from routine. "They saw something on the scan, and the...

Saccos cut interest rates to…

Saccos cut interest rates to retain edge over Kenyan banks

Savings and Credit Co-operatives (Saccos) are reducing loan rates to retain their competitive edge after banks were forced to cut price of lending in line with the new interest capping law.   Th...

South Africa to withdraw fro…

South Africa to withdraw from ICC

South Africa is withdrawing from the International Criminal Court, according to a document seen by Reuters on Thursday, a move that would take effect one year after notice is formally received by Un...

KQ contracts German company …

KQ contracts German company to service engines

German aircraft engine manufacturer MTU Aero Engines has won a lucrative contract for maintenance of loss-making national carrier Kenya Airways’ engines. The exact terms of the deal were not di...

70 gas stations in 70 miles

70 gas stations in 70 miles

About a month ago, photographer Eugenio Grosso traveled a 70-mile stretch in northern Iraq, from the city of Kirkuk to Sulaymaniyah in the country's Kurdish region. He had only one purpose: to ...

Early voting, early hints

Early voting, early hints

There are hints of good news for Hillary Clinton in key battleground states as millions of Americans vote early, according to a CNN analysis of the latest early voting statistics. More than...

Kenyan health workers in dia…

Kenyan health workers in diaspora to be listed - Githae

The Kenyan embassy in America is undertaking a mapping exercise for all Kenyan medical professionals who are currently residing in the United States. Ambassador Robinson Njeru Githae has called...

Top 40 finalists urged to in…

Top 40 finalists urged to inspire next generation

Keep it up, keep pushing and fight for your space to inspire those behind you. That was the rallying call during this year’s gala dinner for the Top 40 Under 40 Women finalists on Friday evening...

Kenya ranks dismally on feed…

Kenya ranks dismally on feeding her people

  Despite the progress Kenya has made in reducing hunger, it is among 50 countries where levels of hunger remain serious or alarming, a new global report reveals. Kenya’s score of 22 places it at ...

26,000 Somali refugees willi…

26,000 Somali refugees willing to 'return home'

The UN refugee agency said a total of 26,819 Somali refugees have confirmed their intention to voluntarily return home and are waiting to be facilitated to return to the Horn of Africa nation. ...

A Night Of Prayers In Housto…

  All Churches in houston will come together in a night of prayers. Let join together and pray for our beloved country Kenya and also for our lives here in the diaspora.

Shoppers to pay for plastic …

Shoppers to pay for plastic bags after Bill approval

Nairobi residents will start paying for plastic bags they use to carry shopping goods if Governor Evans Kidero signs into law a new Bill approved by the County Assembly. The Nairobi County Plas...

Radisson Blu to open its sec…

Radisson Blu to open its second Nairobi hotel in February

  The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has set February 2017 as the opening date for its second outlet in Nairobi which has suffered multiple false starts blamed on building delays. Park Inn by Radis...

The pound’s fall and why it …

The pound’s fall and why it matters

Have you seen the new pound coin? It's a 50p piece. Admittedly, currency jokes aren't quite up there with Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Fleabag ("People make mistakes. That's why they put rubbers on ...

A strategy of disgust?

A strategy of disgust?

An "unshackled" Donald Trump makes Hillary Clinton's top aides happy, but it does come with concerns, they said Tuesday. They are worried that a negative, race to the bottom with Trump could s...

Free transit visa on agenda …

Free transit visa on agenda as Zuma jets in

The ongoing visa row with South Africa will top the agenda as President Jacob Zuma arrives in Nairobi on Monday for a three-day visit. State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu said on Sunday that P...

Legal battle looms as Kibera…

Legal battle looms as Kibera residents oppose highway

When Peter Nyagesera’s sisters died, leaving him to raise their nine orphaned children, he felt drawn to help other single mothers and street children living in the narrow alleyways of Kibera sl...

Clinton, Trump clash in 2nd …

Clinton, Trump clash in 2nd debate: CNN's Reality Check Team vets the claims

  Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump met Sunday for their second presidential debate, and CNN's Reality Check Team is spending the evening analyzing their claims. The team of reporters, r...

Trump, Clinton wage scorched…

Trump, Clinton wage scorched-earth debate

Politics in America changed Sunday night. The once sacred tradition of a presidential debate -- where candidates typically trade barbs over their vision of the country's future -- exploded into...

Trump's vulgar bombshell

Trump's vulgar bombshell

Donald Trump's October Surprise is so explicit, shocking, offensive and vile that even he felt the need to apologize -- defiantly. In a video released after midnight Saturday, Trump expressed r...

Kenya needs oil prices to ri…

Kenya needs oil prices to rise past $50 - PS

Kenya is set to start exporting crude oil in June next year, but warned earnings will be little. The Final Investment Decision (FID) for the Early Oil Pilot Scheme (EOPS) nod was given Thursday...

Ethiopia to overtake Kenya a…

Ethiopia to overtake Kenya as Eastern Africa’s top economy

Ethiopia’s economy is expected to overtake Kenya’s this year, buoyed by massive government spending on infrastructure that has kept the Horn of Africa nation on the list of the world’s fastest-...

Chris Brown breaks fan's pho…

Chris Brown breaks fan's phone in Mombasa

American R&B star Chris Brown broke a fan's mobile phone when she tried to take a selfie with the singer on his arrival at the Moi International Airport, Mombasa, on Saturday Speaking to th...

Death Announcement: Mrs. Reg…

Death Announcement: Mrs. Regina Mweru Njuku mum to Esther Njuku (Dallas), Pauline Njuku (Houston), Carolyne Njuku (Baton Rouge)

It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the passing of our mom, Mrs. Regina Mweru Njuku who was a business lady at Gikomba Market in Nairobi, Kenya. She was wife to Geoffrey Nju...

Home health company, executi…

Home health company, executives indicted in health care fraud

A Worcester-based home health agency and three people involved with the company have been indicted by a grand jury for allegedly defrauding the state’s Medicaid program of more than $800,000. C...

U.S. owes black people repar…

U.S. owes black people reparations for a history of ‘racial terrorism,’ says U.N. panel

The history of slavery in the United States justifies reparations for African Americans, argues a recent report by a U.N.-affiliated group based in Geneva. This conclusion was part of a study ...

Uhuru picks team to spearhea…

Uhuru picks team to spearhead reforms in troubled coffee sector

President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed a team to oversee reforms aimed at turning around the coffee industry in a move likely to test the Judiciary’s powers and spark fresh turf wars with counties. ...

NSE investors Sh80 billion i…

NSE investors Sh80 billion in the red at third quarter

Investors at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) have booked paper losses of Sh80 billion in the first nine months of the year, as the market hit a five-year low on the back of an interest rate ca...

Grievances, rivalry drive po…

Grievances, rivalry drive police to kill colleagues

Aleast 23 police officers were killed by colleagues in the 20 months leading to August 2016, Deadly Force, a database byNation Newsplex reveals. That is equivalent to nine per cent of the 262 ...

Toyota targets more Kenya co…

Toyota targets more Kenya contracts after signing deal

Japanese conglomerate Toyota Tsusho Corporation is eyeing more big-ticket contracts in Kenya after signing a support deal with the government. The Nagoya-based company, a unit of the Toyota Mot...

Trump's rise draws white sup…

Trump's rise draws white supremacists into political mainstream: 'I am winning,' says David Duke

David Duke worked the Louisiana gun show like a preacher pursuing souls, cornering potential voters as they picked over firearms and ammo. The robes are gone and the rhetoric is softer than du...

Trump angry at allies conced…

Trump angry at allies conceding he lost debate

Donald Trump is angry that his aides and advisers have conceded to reporters -- largely without attribution -- that the Republican nominee struggled in his first presidential debate. In a confe...

Why do police shoot to kill…

 Why do police shoot to kill?

From Ferguson and North Charleston to Tulsaand Charlotte, fatal police shootings seem to be happening with alarming regularity. Police officers sometimes must make split-second decisions, unde...

At least 1 dead in train cra…

At least 1 dead in train crash

The person killed in Thursday's train crash in Hoboken was standing on the platform when the train came into the station, according to two officials briefed on the matter. The train engineer, w...

Clinton, Trump clash in firs…

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 fo...

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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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What Donald meant was ...

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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...

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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...

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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,"...

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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...

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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. ...

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...

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Don't prescribe antibiotics after surgery, WHO tells doctors

Doctors have been advised against giving antibiotic drugs to patients after surgery. This is according to an advi...

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These foods are highest in pesticides

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This Plant Kills Fourteen Types Of Cancer And Thirteen Different Infections! – So Why Don’t Doctors Recommend It?

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Do brain-training exercises really work?

A battle has been brewing over whether brain training really works, leaving consumers stuck in the middle, scratch...

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Health Benefits of Almonds

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Common Myths About Frozen Fish

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13 Best Ingredients for Your Natural Skin Care Ritual

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

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Could medical marijuana treat Alzheimer's?

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

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Tests back peanut allergy theory

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

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

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

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

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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...

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

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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...

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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...

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Brazil finds coffee protein with morphine effect

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

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'Game-changing' antibiotic find

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

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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...

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Can we predict the future of medicine?

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Junk food does more than make you fat

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

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Drug gives bald man full head of hair

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Report: Cheap food makes us fat

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Bacteria can survive for days on planes

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Why Mediterranean diet is 'healthy'

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Prostate cancer 'linked to sex bug'

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World facing polio health emergency

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Ancient tradition of bee medicine stays alive

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Drugs for the dying: Compassionate use

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Good teeth may help sporting success

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Skin cancer: Genetic mutations 'warn of risk'

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Nose can detect one trillion odours

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3-D printer saves toddler struggling to breathe

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WHO: Daily sugar intake 'should be halved'

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Child shock guide…

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

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Doctors save hand by attaching it to man's calf

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