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  • Kibaki slams Opposition for nonstop criticism of Jubilee

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 1 – Retired President Mwai Kibaki has blasted the Opposition for continuous criticism of the Jubilee Administration, accusing them of attempting to derail the governments’ development agenda. Speaking at the Starehe Boys Centre during the Founder’s Day […]

  • Bin Laden’s mother, sister killed in UK plane crash

    LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 1 – Members of Osama bin Laden’s family were among four people who died when a private jet crashed in Britain, Saudi Arabia’s embassy in London said Saturday. The Saudi-registered plane ploughed into a car auction site and burst into flames in southern […]

  • Polio vaccination kicks off in 32 high risk counties

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 1 – The Ministry of Health on Saturday launched an oral polio vaccination campaign targeting six million children below five years in 32 high risk counties. Speaking at the launch of the campaign in Nakuru, Health Cabinet Secretary James Macharia said the exercise is in […]

  • Breakthrough in quest for Ebola vaccine

    PARIS, Aug 1- An Ebola test vaccine provided blanket protection in a field trial in Guinea, researchers said, possibly heralding “the beginning of the end” for the devastating West African outbreak that has killed thousands. The serum was 100 percent effective after a week in more […]

  • No final deal in Pacific trade talks: negotiators

    WASHINGTON, United States, Aug 1 – Delegates negotiating a huge Pacific free-trade agreement said Friday they have failed to reach a final deal after several days of intense talks in Hawaii, in a setback to US President Barack Obama. But US Trade Representative Michael Froman, in a statement […]

  • Wing part arrives in France as MH370 link investigated

    PARIS, France, Aug 1 – A piece of Boeing 777 wreckage that washed up on an Indian Ocean island arrived for analysis in France early Saturday, after Malaysian authorities said the part was almost certainly recovered from missing flight MH370. Paris’ Orly airport website confirmed the Air […]

  • Tobiko approves abuse of office charges against Shollei

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 31 – The Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko has approved charges against former Chief Registrar of Judiciary Gladys Shollei. In a statement issued late Friday, Tobiko said he is satisfied with evidence gathered by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission […]

  • Passage of railway through Nairobi Park unavoidable – Leakey

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 31 – Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Chairman Richard Leakey says the passage of the Standard Gauge Railway through the Nairobi National Park is a necessary evil. Addressing the press on Friday, Leakey said that while a railway line shouldn’t ideally cut through any […]

  • ODM calls for forensic audit at KQ after record loss

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 31 – The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) wants the government to institute an independent audit into the operations and aircraft leasing of Kenya Airways following the airline’s Sh26 billion loss. Party Chairman John Mbadi said the government should send its […]

  • KQ must change its business model, analyst tells Senate

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 31 – A financial analyst now says the proposed bailout of Kenya Airways may be inconsequential if the airline does not change its model of operation. Speaking before the Senate committee on Kenya Airways inquiry Martin Odipo said the airline must restructure how the […]