• Kidero admits corruption to blame for Huruma house tragedy

    NAIROBI, Kenya, May 1 – Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has admitted that corruption is among issues blamed for the Huruma house collapse tragedy that has left 16 people dead so far. Kidero said other causes of such calamities are tribal politics and court orders which bar officials from […]

  • Atwoli takes on FKE boss over minimum wage

    NAIROBI, Kenya, May 1 – He’s not a man known to walk on egg-shells in his public addresses and Sunday was no different when he ruffled not only the feathers of the Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) Executive Director Jacqueline Mugo but those of the political class as well. Francis […]

  • Why poachers may not be the biggest threat to Africa’s majestic...

    NAIROBI, Kenya, May 1 – “It will burn even if it snows,” and true to legendary conservationist Richard Leakey’s words, at 4.30pm on Saturday, Kenya set fire to Sh15 billion worth of ivory; the cost of over 8,000 of Kenya’s majestic giants and if the elephants were […]

  • KNUT urges govt to pay teachers their dues

    NAIROBI, Kenya May 1 – The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) is now urging President Uhuru Kenyatta to fulfill his promise of having teachers paid their dues. KNUT Chairman Mudzo Nzili said teachers have waited for long their pay increase promise as contained in a Collective Bargaining […]

  • Atwoli speaks strongly against outsourcing workers

    NAIROBI, Kenya May 1 – Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli is urging employers to stop outsourcing staff whenever they are employing because the system does not offer job security. Atwoli said every Kenyan is comfortable working on permanent and […]

  • Death toll from Huruma house tragedy hits 16

    NAIROBI, Kenya, May 1 – The death toll from the Huruma house collapse tragedy has risen to 16, according to official figures released on Sunday. Pius Masai of the National Disaster Management Unit said, “The people dead from this incident is now 16.” This follows the recovery of […]

  • Obama out’: president gets in final laughs with US media

    WASHINGTON, United States May 1 – President Barack Obama cracked jokes and poked fun at rivals Saturday in his last appearance as US leader at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, ending his performance with a mic drop and the words “Obama out.” The black-tie […]

  • Body of Lucy Kibaki arrives from London

    NAIROBI, Kenya, May 1 – The body of the former First Lady Lucy Kibaki has arrived in the country from London. The Kenya Airways plane carrying her remains landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at 5.03 am. President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret led top government […]

  • Kenya torches world’s biggest ivory bonfire to save elephants

    NAIROBI, Kenya Apr 30 – Eleven giant pyres of elephant tusks are going up in flames in Nairobi as Kenya destroyed its vast ivory stockpile, the largest to be burnt by any country in the world. The ivory expected to burn for several days was torched by President Uhuru Kenyatta, in the presence […]

  • Huruma tragedy death toll rises to 10, more trapped

    NAIROBI, Kenya Apr 30 – The death toll from the collapsed building in Huruma has now risen to 10 after three more bodies were pulled out of the rubble. “So far 10 bodies have been recovered. and we have 80 people who have been treated and discharged from hospital,” Interior […]