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Kenyan wedding turns tragic as guests suffer food poisoning

A Kenyan wedding turned tragic last weekend after one of the guests died from food poisoning. 40 others were also hospitalized after eating food supplied by a restaurant for the wedding in Nairobi. Kenya’s Star newspaper reports that many of the guests suffered from cholera. The groom, Wilson Wamunyu and his wife Sarah are reported to have survived the cholera scare. They have already traveled for their honeymoon in Dubai after the wedding on Saturday. Samson Mathu, the groom’s brother told the newspaper that their 89 year old grandfather succumbed…

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Kenya: Plane aborts take-off after tyre stuck in pothole

A Fly540 pilot was forced to abort take-off at the Manda Airport in Lamu in Kenya after one of the plane’s tyre was stuck in a pothole on the runway. No one was hurt but the 36 passengers aboard the Nairobi-bound plane were reported to be in a state of shock and fear. They were asked to disembark from the plane after the incident which occurred on Sunday. Daily Nation reported that engineers and other airport staff had to dig the plane’s left tyre out of the pothole using shovels…

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Kenya: Fart compels speaker to halt assembly sitting

A foul smell as a result of a reported fart has disrupted a Kenyan regional assembly sitting. The sitting debating the provision of market stalls was halted on the orders of the Speaker. Assembly member Julius Gaya drew the attention of the Homa Bay County Assembly speaker to the development which led to finger pointing. “Honourable Speaker, one of us has polluted the air and I know who it is.” But the accused member denied being responsible. “I am not the one. I cannot do such a thing in front of…

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Kenyan: Lactating MP with baby thrown out of parliament

There was drama in the Kenyan National Assembly on Wednesday when a lactating legislator was forced out of the chamber. The Presiding Speaker Chris Omulele asked orderlies to throw out Kwale Woman representative, Zulekha Hassan for entering the chambers with her 5- month old son. The legislator had opposed the speaker’s action arguing that she came to breastfeed the baby while attending to the house business. “I had an emergency and decided not to miss work but come with the baby. She is not an atomic bomb and can’t explode,” Ms. Hassan said…

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Kenyan governors want cancer declared national disaster

Governors in Kenya have joined the call for the government to declare cancer a national disaster. They have urged the country’s President Uhuru Kenyatta to make the declaration to help mobilize resources to deal with the disease. The council of governors Chairman Wycliffe Oparanya made the call on Saturday days after ordinary citizens staged a protest to make a similar call. Kenya is getting overwhelmed by a surge in cancer related deaths and citizens are demanding urgent action. At least 33,000 people die from cancer annually in Kenya. Many patients are…

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Kenya’s cancer crisis: Citizens demand urgent action

Kenya is getting overwhelmed by a surge in cancer related deaths and citizens are demanding urgent action. On Thursday hundreds of patients and service providers staged a protest in the capital Nairobi. They want the government to declare the disease a national disaster and allocate needed resources to fight it. At least 33,000 people die from cancer annually in Kenya. Many patients are forced to seek medical care abroad once they have the means. The poor who are unable to access needed funding and therapy are left to die. Many…

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Kenya: 57 students detained for watching porn

57 secondary school students in Kenya were detained on Wednesday for watching pornographic content at a business area. Three shop-owners were also arrested for allowing the students into their premises and showing  them porn. According to a Kenyan official, the students detained were from three Nakuru schools. Nakuru East official James Kinari said “After a thorough investigation we discovered that the students have been visiting the premises to watch movies and pornography.” Gadgets from the premises located in Nakuru’s central business district were confiscated by officials. The suspects are to…

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Kenya’s finance minister arrested over corruption charges

Kenya’s Finance Minister Henry Rotich has been arrested on fraud and corruption charges. Rotich and other officials have been indicted in some corrupt dealings related to the construction of two dams. The Director of Kenya’s Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji ordered the arrest of Rotich and seven others. Haji said on Monday that Rotich and other top government officials will have to face prosecution over the Arror and Kimwarer dams scandal. The prosecutor said top government officials including the minister did not follow due process in the award of the tender…

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Kenya: Supreme Court annuls presidential election in historic ruling

Responding to the Kenyan Supreme Court’s decision to annul last month’s presidential election and order a re-run, Justus Nyang’aya, Country Director at Amnesty International Kenya, said: “Today’s historic ruling demonstrates the independence of Kenya’s judiciary and sets an example for the rest of the world. “We urge all parties to comply with the judgement, and call on the police to observe restraint in their handling of any celebrations or protests that may follow this landmark ruling.” Please follow and like us:

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President Uhuru Kenyatta Promises to develop every corner of Kenya

ISIOLO, 20 May 2017 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has said he is a leader of all Kenyans, 45 million-strong, and he will continue investing in projects that leave no part of the country behind. President Kenyatta emphasized that he is determined to ensure that Kenyans have equal access to opportunities that will lift their lives. “The projects we are implementing – ranging from infrastructure, provision of electricity and modern medical equipment to free maternity and paying exams fees for candidates in primary and secondary schools – are all aimed…

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