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  • 7 months [PHOTOS] Raila hosts Muhoho Kenyatta,Tuju at Jaramogi’s memorial service in Bondo The-Star
    President Uhuru Kenyatta's brother Muhoho Kenyatta and Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju on Sunday were among leaders who attended Jaramogi Oginga Odinga's memorial service at Bondo constituency in Siaya county.  The leaders were hosted by ODM leader Raila Odinga. Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju, ODM leader Raila ... more
  • 7 months U.S says its air strike killed 52 Al Shabaab militants who attacked Somali base The-Star
    The U.S. military launched an air strike in Somalia on Saturday, killing 52 Islamists who had attacked a Somali military base earlier in the day, it said. The air strike targeted al Shabaab fighters who had rammed into the military base near Jilib, 370 km (230 miles) southwest of the ... more
  • 7 months Lamu Senator calls for review of lands earmarked for mega projects, vows to unearth cartels The-Star
    Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip has called for the immediate review and audit of all lands allocated to mega national projects in the county.Anwar speaking in Lamu on Sunday, just two days after his election was upheld by the Supreme Court, announced that he has launched a personal war against all ... more
  • 7 months Ngilu sued for Sh7.5m by Kiambu businessman over charcoal lorry burning incident The-Star
    A Kiambu businessman has sued Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu over the alleged burning of a lorry ferrying charcoal from the county last year.The plaintiff David Waweru, through his lawyer Jeremy Njenga, filed an application at the Machakos High Court, seeking Sh7.5 million compensation from Ngilu for losses resulting from the ... more
  • 7 months Residents protest demolitions of houses in Mavoko land row The-Star
    A section of Mavoko residents is protesting against the ongoing demolitions of houses on Mulinge Scheme land in Mlolongo, Machakos County.The residents claim that a few tycoons have ‘bribed’ police officers to help them in evicting the original owners from the 2,000 hectares.The operations have been going on the land ... more
  • 7 months Congo’s top court declares Tshisekedi president-elect The-Star
    Congo’s constitutional court confirmed Felix Tshisekedi’s presidential election win on Sunday, dismissing a challenge from another opposition leader who rejected the court’s decision and declared himself president.Second-placed Martin Fayulu accused Tshisekedi and the ruling party of stitching up the result. His move that risks stoking further unrest over the bitterly ... more
  • 7 months Police bust foreign fake money printing syndicate in Mombasa The-Star
    Security officers in Kilifi county have nabbed Sh6.67 million in fake currency, in what is believed to be part of an international money printing syndicate.Following a tip-off, police raided a house in Shanzu on Thursday and confiscated the cash in denominations of Sh1,000 and money printing chemicals.Police also confiscated documents indicating ... more
  • 7 months Conduct military-like training before arming guards, rights group tells government The-Star
    A civil society group has backed the plan by government to arm private security guards across the country.Angaza Empowerment Network however says before such a plan is implemented, the government must conduct a military-like training for the guards before they are handed the rifles.Executive director Derick Ngumu on Saturday told ... more
  • 7 months Stop politicising Mau evictions – DP Ruto The-Star
    Deputy President Dr William Ruto has asked politicians to stop politicising the evictions going on in Mau Forest.Ruto on Saturday accused some politicians of politicising issues of environmental conservation to achieve their selfish interests.Speaking during the funeral service of Samuel ole Koriata, a prominent administrator cum politician held at his ... more
  • 7 months Kevin Okoth belongs to Tusker FC not Western Stima, FKF rules The-Star
    The Football Kenya Federation FKF, has ruled that Kevin Okoth Wayodi belongs to Tusker FC and not Western Stima FC.The Federation on Saturday said its Player Status Committee has reviewed all documents submitted by the two clubs and the player himself and established that Okoth is Tusker FC’s player.The federation ... more
  • 7 months You shall be paid in due time, Uhuru tells sugar cane farmers The-Star
    President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday assured Sugar cane farmers that they will be paid in due time.The head of state said a list of all the farmers who have not been paid is being finalised and will soon be out before commencement of the payments.Speaking during the burial ceremony of ... more
  • 7 months ‘Hungry Leopards’ land In Dar ahead of SportPesa Cup Hunt The-Star
    Trophy-hungry AFC Leopards SC became the first team from Kenya to land in Tanzania on Saturday morning, ready to hunt for a first SportPesa Cup crown at the third edition of the tournament in Dar-es-Salaam.The 2017 losing finalists who crashed out in the quarters last year, descended into the Tanzanian ... more
  • 7 months Memorial service for Six fallen Dusit hotel employees to be held next Wednesday The-Star
    DusitD2 hotel on Saturday announced that six of its staff perished at the hands of the callous Shabab insurgents during the terrorist attack at the complex.The six were Beatrice Mutua, Bernadette Konjalo, Dedricks Lemisi, Erickson Mogaka Momanyi, Zachary Nyabwanga, and Truffosa Nyaboke.The hotel's management also announced that a memorial service ... more
  • 7 months Bruce helped me straighten my son, Uhuru tells mourners in Kisumu The-Star
    President Uhuru Kenyatta has revealed that the late Bruce Odhiambo helped him straighten his son Jomo.Uhuru on Saturday said Bruce, who served as the Youth Fund boss, was a man to be emulated for many generations to come.He said despite having schooled in the same school and sat in the ... more
  • 7 months Dusit suicide bomber’s wife, father arrested in Mombasa The-Star
    The wife and father of Mahir Khalid Rizik, the suicide terrorist who blew himself at DusitD2 hotel on Tuesday, have been arrested. A police source told the Star the two are being flown to Nairobi by officers from the Anti-Terror Police Unit for interrogations. The wife, Sahaila Mwinyi, was nabbed ... more
  • 7 months Bandits shoot dead 10-year-old boy in West Pokot The-Star
    A 10-year-old boy was on Friday evening shot dead at Chesogon center, West Pokot county.Confirming the incident, West Pokot police commander Mathews Kuto, said the boy who was from school, was killed by armed bandits who sprayed him with bullets before they fled."The bandits only shot him but they didn't ... more
  • 7 months Envoy denies media reports Australian national was killed in Dusit attack The-Star
    The Australian High Commissioner to Kenya Alison Chartres has dismissed media reports that one of their citizens was killed in Tuesday's Dusit terrorist attack.A local daily had reported that the Australian national, Marcus Rodriguez, 36, had jetted into the country on Sunday, January 13 to meet his girlfriend Esylovians Meli.Read: City tycoon tells ... more
  • 7 months [PHOTOS] Uhuru, Raila attend Bruce Odhiambo’s funeral in Kisumu The-Star
    President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga on Saturday attended the burial of Bruce Odhiambo in Koru, Kisumu county. Uhuru landed at the Kisumu International Airport a few minutes past before he heading to Koru in a Kenya Air Force chopper. President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila ... more
  • 7 months Memorial service for six Cellulant employees killed in Dusit attack to be held next Tuesday The-Star
    A memorial service for six Cellulant employees who died during the Dusit terrorist attack is set to be held on Tuesday next week at Citam Valley Road, Nairobi at 10.30 am.The six are; Ashford Kuria, Jeremiah Mbaria, Denis Mwaniki, John Ndiritu, Kelvin Gitonga, and Wilfred Kareithi.The al Shaabab terror group ... more
  • 7 months Cops rescue Baringo woman who killed newborn and threw body in pit latrine The-Star
    Police in Baringo County have arrested a 21-year-old woman who gave birth and strangled to death her newborn baby.She later threw the infant's body in a pit latrineNancy Kiptum, a resident at Kaptimbor estate is said to have committed the act on Friday morning."I woke up at around 7 am ... more
  • 7 months Moses Kuria raises alarm over Parliament’s delay in passing Coffee Bill The-Star
    Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has raised concerns over the progress of his Crops Amendment Bill which he presented to the House Speaker Justin Mutui in June last year.The Bill seeks to ban the export of unprocessed coffee to boost farmers’ earnings. In a letter addressed to Muturi dated January 14, Kuria protests the delay by ... more
  • 7 months Moses Kuria raises red flag over Parliament’s delay in passing Coffee Bill The-Star
    Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has raised concerns over the progress of his Crops Amendment Bill which he presented to the House Speaker Justin Mutui in June last year.The Bill seeks to ban the export of unprocessed coffee to boost farmers’ earnings. In a letter addressed to Muturi dated January 14, Kuria protests the delay by ... more
  • 7 months SALIM LONE: The Kenya Dead; the NY Times and the Media Council The-Star
    For a newspaper renowned for virtually never expressing a mea culpa, the NY Times responded with extraordinary speed and sensitivity to the pained outcry from Kenyans over its having published a deeply offensive photograph showing victims of the Al Shabab terrorist attack last Tuesday.The Times listed many of the reasons ... more
  • 7 months Baringo woman rep blames Jubilee leaders over incitement, divisive politics The-Star
    Baringo woman representative Gladwell Cheruiyot wants Jubilee leaders to stop inciting the public over 2022 succession politics.The MP who attended the training of beekeeping farmers at Kapkuikui in Baringo South on Friday, said it is only God who knows those who will form the next government and lead the country.“We are having ... more
  • 7 months Four years on: The day Kenya’s brave school children were teargassed but prevailed against land grabbers The-Star
    It is exactly four years today since the anti-riot police lobbed tear gas canisters at Lang'ata primary school pupils and activists protesting against the grabbing of their playground by a faceless private developer.The said developer had hived off part of the primary school playground and erected a wall fence.But the ... more
  • 7 months Zimbabwe blocks Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter amid crackdown The-Star
    Zimbabwe has blocked Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp messaging app amid a crackdown on days of violent protests.A coalition of local human rights groups says at least 12 people have been killed and many more beaten and tortured by security forces this week.The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum accused the authorities ... more
  • 7 months I will go for the Presidency, declares Governor Ojaamong The-Star
    Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has declared he will take a stab at the Presidency.Speaking on Friday while presiding over the issuance of Bursary cheques worth Sh36 million to 1,800 students at Busia Agricultural Training Centre, the governor said people will be shocked in the near future to see him climb ... more
  • 7 months Terrorists pre-stocked weapons in Dusit, Party rebellions, Little known virgin beach: Your Breakfast Briefing The-Star
    Good Morning.Director General of Private Security Regulatory Authority (PSRA) Fazul Mahamed has said that the government will vet all security guards before arming them.Fazul said the government will also vet security companies to weed out criminals in the industry so that they can license private guards to own guns.Here are the stories ... more
  • 7 months IEBC invites applications for new CEO The-Star
    IEBC has started the search for a new CEO amid murmurs over the slow pace of reforms at the electoral body.In an advertisement on Friday, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission invited applications to replace Ezra Chiloba.Chiloba was sacked last year after an internal audit implicated him in procurement and ... more
  • 7 months Counselling necessary after traumatic events The-Star
    Most of the survivors were at the scene of the terror attack. Those who were not are still receiving the narrative via photos which put them at risk of being traumatised.Anytime you are through a traumatic event, you can get traumatized by being physically present in the trauma or by ... more
  • 7 months RIZIKI AHMED: Counselling necessary after traumatic events The-Star
    Most of the survivors were at the scene of the terror attack. Those who were not are still receiving the narrative via photos which put them at risk of being traumatised.Anytime you are through a traumatic event, you can get traumatized by being physically present in the trauma or by ... more
  • 7 months Terrorists hid bullets, grenades inside Dusit The-Star
    The six heavily armed men who attacked DusitD2 Hotel and office complex had stocked extra weapons in a room within the hotel.Police officers discovered a stockpile of grenades and rounds of ammunition in a bulletproof room where the commander of the team was hiding before he was killed.“It took us ... more
  • 7 months Fellaini, Ozil out as Higuain arrives The-Star
    Marouane Fellaini has for years been Manchester United’s solid big guy midfielder brought on usually from the bench whenever they are struggling. His size and physical presence made him a towering strength in the penalty area for free kicks and corners. The one thing he doesn’t have is speed and ... more
  • 7 months Bandari put rivals on notice ahead of SportPesa Cup The-Star
    SportPesa Cup debutants Bandari have fired warning shots to their competitors in the third edition of the tournament which gets underway next week that they are coming as title challengers and not participants.Bandari are set to open the week-long tournament against Tanzanian side Singida FC at the National Stadium ... more
  • 7 months State announces plans to give private guards guns The-Star
    The government plans to arm guards to improve security, the director general of Private Security Regulatory Authority Fazul Mahamad has said.The government will vet all security guards before arming them, he said.Security companies will also be vetted to weed out criminals in the industry before licensing private guards to own ... more
  • 7 months Tanui favoured in Antrim race in Northern Ireland The-Star
    Olympic silver 10,000 medalist Paul Tanui faces a stern test in the 42nd IAAF Antrim International Cross Country at Dundonald, Antrim, Northern Ireland todayTanui, a silver medallist at the 2011 World Cross Country Championships, faces stiff opposition with Asian Games 5,000m champion Birhanu Balew of Bahrain also in the mix.The ... more
  • 7 months CS Echesa issues August ultimatum The-Star
    The Kipchoge Keino Stadium will be ready to host the World Championships trials in August, according to Sports Cabinet secretary Rashid Echesa. Echesa said he has asked the contractors to speed up works and ensure the facility is available by the time the trials are held in August.Renovations at the ... more
  • 7 months Corridors of Power The-Star
    A notorious broker and wheeler-dealer is at it again, this time trying to fix for some senior officers from a county in Nyanza in a DCI probe over alleged theft of billions of shillings. The go-between has held a series of meetings with the officers from the county to “fix” ... more
  • 7 months Mathare tipped: ‘Slum Boys’ looking to reclaim top spot as they prepare to face Homeboyz The-Star
    Mathare United have an opportunity to reclaim top spot when they take on Kakamega Homeboyz tomorrow. Francis Kimanzi’s charges saw themselves relinquish the summit to Bandari but they will be confident of getting the results they need against a Homeboyz side that is wallowing down in 11th position with eight ... more
  • 7 months Strangers flock Chiromo to relieve families of pain The-Star
    From Tuesday evening through to Friday, families, relatives, and friends of victims of the deadly DusitD2 terror ordeal have flocked Chiromo funeral parlour, falling into the hands of strangers readily available to console them and give them a shoulder to lean on.These strangers are rapid responders, counsellors and care givers ... more
  • 7 months Bulls, Kisii and Kisumu hope to bounce back The-Star
    Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) Championship enters match Day 7 today with Western Bulls, Silverstone Kisumu and Resolution Kisii hoping to bounce back after suffering loses last week.Western Bulls host Mombasa RFC at the Bull Ring in Kakamega while Eric Bosire’s Kisii side will be at home against Ngong Warriors at ... more
  • 7 months Nakuru rejig side ahead of battle: Wanyore make sevens changes in readiness for Kenya Cup duel The-Star
    Nakuru RFC have made seven changes for the Kenya Cup clash against Homeboyz today at their backyard.Edward Moseti moves from open side flanker to loose head prop as Chrispin Onyango slides from the blind wing to occupy the full back position vacated by Dancun Abuyeka. Abuyeka will be hoping to ... more
  • 7 months In form Yanga train guns at ending Gor Mahia’s SportPesa Cup reign The-Star -Sports
    Record Tanzania league winners, Dar Young Africans (Yanga) SC are hoping to meet holders Gor Mahia FC in the 2019 SportPesa Cup that kicks off on January 22. This is according to captain Deus Kaseke.  Yanga who have a comfortable 10-point lead over the competition in the Vodacom Premier League ... more
  • 7 months SportPesaCup: Leopards first Kenyan team to check in at Dar-Es-Salaam The-Star -Sports
    The first Kenyan team to check in for the 2019 SportPesa Cup in Tanzania will be AFC Leopards SC. This will happen on Saturday (January 19) according to tournament organisers. Ingwe, who are the beaten 2017 finalists are scheduled to arrive at the Julius Nyerere International Airport at 10am local time ... more
  • 7 months Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom: Lugari teams win Western region titles The-Star -Sports
    Blue Saints and Bishop Njenga Girls, both from Lugari are the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom season Western Region champions. Bishop Njenga were winners after beating Kakamega’s Ibinzo Girls 2 - 0, with goals scored by Sheila Wikonza and Maureen Omende in the second half. “The game was tough as each team was ... more
  • 9 months Dar Es Salaam to host third edition of SportPesa Cup in January 2019 The-Star -Sports
    It's the third edition of the SportPesa Cup tournament, formerly SportPesa Super Cup and it will be held in Dar es Salaam between January 22-27, 2019. This announcement was made by tournament sponsor, SportPesa. Mombasa-based Bandari FC will make its debut at the knockout Tournament that will feature eight teams ... more
  • 10 months Emotions high as Gray seals Leicester win on testing day The-Star -Sports
    Leicester City's traumatic week ended with a 1-0 win at Cardiff City although the result was never the chief concern on a day when the tributes flowed for the Midlands club's late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha who died in a helicopter crash.Several Leicester players were due to fly to Thailand later ... more
  • 10 months Lacazette strikes late as Arsenal hold Liverpool The-Star -Sports
    Alexandre Lacazette's late goal earned Arsenal a 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Saturday and stopped the visitors moving three points clear at the top of the Premier League table.After a tight first half, Liverpool broke the deadlock in the 61st minute as Sadio Mane crossed from the left and Arsenal ... more
  • 10 months Last-gasp Rashford goal earns United win at Bournemouth The-Star -Sports
    Manchester United substitute Marcus Rashford scored a stoppage-time winner as they came from behind to beat Bournemouth 2-1 away and close the gap on the top four in an exciting Premier League clash on Saturday.Callum Wilson had fired Bournemouth ahead in the 11th minute but they were on the back ... more
  • 10 months Usain Bolt leaves Australia’s Central Coast Mariners football club The-Star -Sports
    Usain Bolt's trial with Australian football club Central Coast Mariners has come to an end.The Jamaican eight-time Olympic sprint champion, 31, joined the A-League sidefor an "indefinite training period" in August.He scored two goals in his first effort for the Mariners in a friendly, but did not play matches when the season ... more
  • 10 months Lopetegui sacked as Real Madrid coach The-Star -Sports
     Real Madrid sacked coach Julen Lopetegui three months into his first season in charge after the Spanish giants were beaten by arch rivals Barcelona over the weekend, the European champions said on Monday.Real have failed to win in La Liga since beating Espanyol on Sept. 22, losing to Sevilla, Alaves, ... more
  • 10 months Juve’s Ronaldo prepared for emotional return to Old Trafford The-Star -Sports
    Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is ready for an emotional return to his former club Manchester United in the Champions League on Tuesday but believes the Italian side can win by executing their gameplan.Ronaldo is back at Old Trafford for the first time since 2013 when his goal for Real Madrid sent the Spaniards through ... more
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