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Two-year relief for motorists as Treasury suspends VAT on fuel

Motorists have been handed a two-year relief with the deferment of value added tax (VAT) on petroleum products, which pushes forward fuel price increases to September 2018 at the earliest.

Swiss firm on the spot over tax job

The validity of a tax management systems contract that the KRA awarded a Swiss firm was thrown into doubt Tuesday after a procurement oversight agency told Parliament that it was based on fraudulent documents.

M-Shwari clients in Uganda hit 0.6m in two months

The Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) has signed up more than 600,000 subscribers in Uganda on its mobile-banking equivalent of the M-Shwari less than two months after launch.

Bomet’s Longisa County Referral Hospital performs first knee replacement surgery

The operation was witnessed by, among others, Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto.

Lawyer roots for gender rule at Deputy CJ interview

She also said political parties should be compelled to give a formula to achieve the gender threshold.

Premier League managers accused of taking kick-backs

Eight current or former Premier League football managers were on Tuesday accused of taking kick-backs for player transfers.

Nyeri County secretary says Speaker behind MCAs, executive wars

Ms Wachira accuses the Speaker of causing strife between the executive and MCAs.

Rio mission chief Stephen Soi charged with theft of Sh25m

National Olympic Committee officials Francis Paul and Pius Ochieng were also charged over Team Kenya kits.

Andre Schuerrle strikes late as Dortmund deny Real Madrid

Andre Schuerrle rescued Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday with an 87th-minute equaliser to seal a 2-2 draw with Real Madrid.

Leicester's 'Dragon Slayer' Slimani cuts down Porto

Leicester preserved their 100 percent Champions League record with a narrow 1-0 victory over Porto on Tuesday.

Son Heung-min sparks Tottenham in Moscow

Son Heung-min got Tottenham's Champions League campaign up and running with a 1-0 win at CSKA Moscow on Tuesday.

Anglicans not ready to take back priests accused of being gay, court told

According to the trustees, telling the church to reinstate them is like telling it to slam a revolving door.

Serena Williams vows no 'silence' on social injustice

Serena Williams vowed she would not be "silent" on issues of social injustice Tuesday.

Three girls shot dead by bandits in Marsabit while fetching water

County Police Commander Ben Kogo said the teenagers were killed at Elelnasich water point.

Moi University acting VC speaks out over appointment row

Prof Ayiro played down the current tensions in the region, saying "all is well in Eldoret."

Retired teachers hope new CJ David Maraga will end Sh42bn 18-year pension row

Justice awarded the retired teachers Sh40 billion in 2008 following a nine-year battle.

Ranieri heartened by Leicester 'spirit'

Ranieri balked at the news that he has been included among the candidates to succeed Allardyce.

Allardyce exit leaves England a laughing stock yet again

Somehow, Allardyce found an even more demeaning way to go down in flames.

Father and son grieve death of loved one in matatu accident

Lydia Karimi is one of four people who died in matatu accident along Langata Road on Sunday.

Two die, four injured after lightning strikes hut in Narok

The incident occurred along the Kisii-Transmara border in Transmara West Sub-County.

Family appeals for help to trace child stolen from Kisii hospital

Ms Kwamboka remains hopeful that her lastborn child will be found.

Residents left without power as thieves vandalise transformers in Kilifi

As a result of the vandalism, a section of the Kari estate does not have power.

Playboy features first Muslim woman in hijab

Playboy magazine, once famous for bunnies and soft porn, for the first time is featuring a Muslim woman wearing a hijab.

Beyonce, Bieber lead MTV Europe nods

Pop chart-toppers Beyonce and Justin Bieber on Tuesday led nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards.

Adele cracks 10 million US sales once again

Adele's 25 has topped 10 million sales in the United States.

In Kenya, lion hunters become defenders

In a previous life, the men would have killed the animals as part of a Maasai rite.

World's first baby born from 3-parent technique: report

The world's first baby has been born thanks to a controversial new technique .

Government claims Rogo's widow has links to Isis

It says the group claimed responsibility for botched terrorist attack at Mombasa’s Central Police Station on September 11.

Seychelles president James Michel steps down after change in law

James Alix Michel, 72, will be replaced by Uganda-born vice-president Danny Faure.

Israeli ex-president Shimon Peres dies

Peres had been in hospital near Tel Aviv since September 13, when he was admitted feeling unwell and suffered the stroke with internal bleeding.