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  • Change tact in fighting al Shabaab in Lamu, MP Muthama urges State
    by the_star on January 19, 2018 at 7:41 am

    The government has failed to protect its citizens against the al Shabaab militants in Lamu, MP Stanley Muthama has said.Muthama said the state should now change its strategy in the war against the terror group following the increased attacks in the region.Last week a woman was killed […]

  • 16-year-old boy killed by crocodile in Rarieda
    by the_star on January 19, 2018 at 7:07 am

    A 16-year-old boy was on Thursday killed by a crocodile at Rindwa beach, Rarieda sub-county.George Ogaja had gone to take bath at the beach while in the company of his two friends when he was attacked.According to one of the villagers Ochieng’ Jakokise, the children were on their way to […]

  • Be patient, Uhuru will reward Luhyas with cabinet post, Lusaka...
    by the_star on January 19, 2018 at 6:49 am

    Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka has assured the Mulembe nation that they will get a cabinet post once the President completes his nomination list.Lusaka said that Luhyas are part of the government and will get "their share' when the final cabinet lineup is released.‘I want to humbly ask our […]

  • Governor Kimemia launches public vetting of bursary fund beneficiaries
    by the_star on January 19, 2018 at 6:21 am

    Nyandarua Governor Francis Kimemia has kicked off public vetting of would-be beneficiaries of the County Bursary Fund to ensure only the needy and deserving applicants benefit.Kimemia said this will also tame corruption in the awarding process.“We want the money to be awarded openly […]

  • Mudavadi creates new strategy for 2022 election
    by the_star on January 19, 2018 at 5:58 am

    ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi is quietly shifting focus to his 2022 presidential bid even as he and NASA colleagues push for electoral justice over the last election. Mudavadi, who was Raila’s chief campaigner in the last election, and is said to be unenthusiastic about the swearing-in plans, […]

  • Pope Francis arrives in crisis-hit Peru
    by the_star on January 19, 2018 at 3:39 am

    Pope Francis has arrived in Peru on the final leg of a two-nation trip to South America.He was met at Lima airport by Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who appealed to the pontiff to help resolve a continuing political crisis.Peruvians have been protesting against the authorities' decision […]

  • 'Shaking' Malaysia Airlines flight turns back to Australia
    by the_star on January 19, 2018 at 3:26 am

    A Malaysia Airlines flight was forced to divert to central Australia after a technical issue left the aircraft "shuddering", passengers say.Flight MH122 was travelling from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday when it turned back not far from Broome, in Australia's north-west.The plane, carrying 224 […]

  • Cancer blood test ‘enormously exciting’
    by the_star on January 19, 2018 at 3:16 am

    Scientists have taken a step towards one of the biggest goals in medicine - a universal blood test for cancer.A team at Johns Hopkins University has trialled a method that detects eight common forms of the disease.Their vision is an annual test designed to catch cancer early and save lives. UK […]

  • Zimbabwe opposition figure Roy Bennett dies in US helicopter crash
    by the_star on January 19, 2018 at 3:16 am

    Prominent Zimbabwean politician Roy Bennett has been killed with his wife in a helicopter crash in North America.The couple died along with three others when the aircraft crashed on Wednesday in a mountainous area in the US state of New Mexico. One person survived.Bennett, 60, was a former white […]

  • Ex-Nigerian President Obasanjo arrives for Uhuru-Raila ‘dialogue’
    by the_star on January 19, 2018 at 3:02 am

    Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo arrived in the country on Wednesday night to broker a deal between President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA leader Raila Odinga. Yesterday Obasanjo met Raila and other NASA principals and attempted to persuade them to drop the presidential swearing-in ceremony […]