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Lightning kills Kenyan football players

Lightning struck two football players to death while playing a football match in Kisii county in western Kenya. According to local media reports, two other players were also taken to hospital for emergency treatment from injuries sustained during the incident. “It is quite unfortunate that they lost their lives while playing a game that they loved most. As federation officials,… Read More
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Kenyan legislator ejected over menstrual stain

A Kenyan legislator had the shock of her life when she was ejected from parliament after attending a session while wearing a white suit that got stained red. Gloria Orwoba had apparently stained her white suit as part of a menstrual activism campaign that she was pushing. Orwoba, from the ruling coalition party, was due to table a motion on… Read More
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Kenya: Cops given heavy sentences for murdering a lawyer

A Kenyan court has handed long prison sentences to a former police officer, two others still serving and their civilian informant for the 2016 murder of a human rights lawyer, Willie Kimani. The “court finds the murder most foul with its meticulous planning and execution,” the judge, Jessie Lessit, said on Friday. Kimani, his client Josephat Mwendwa and their driver Joseph… Read More
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Kenya to reduce the number of pubs to fight alcoholism

Government administrators in Kenya have been ordered to enforce a one-pub-per-town directive to fight alcoholism. Kenya’s deputy president, Rigathi Gachagua ordered administrators especially in the country’s central region to enforce the new directive issued last week. Gachagua also wants entertainment joints to only operate between 17:00 to 23:00 local time in the new measures meant to deal with alcoholism. There… Read More
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Kenya top court rules that divorcing couples don’t have equal rights to assets

Kenya’s Supreme Court has ruled that divorcing couples are not automatically entitled to 50 per cent share of matrimonial property. The landmark ruling seems to have now settled a very contentious issues in Kenya’s Family Law, local media reported. According to the judges, the 50:50 formula is not absolutely, applicable during divorce and that each party should now leave the… Read More
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New strain of gonorrhoea detected in Kenya’s Nairobi

Researchers from the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) have detected a new strain of gonorrhoea. They say the new strain of the sexually transmitted disease is resistant to standard antibiotics and is circulating in the capital, Nairobi. The researchers say the new strain is popular especially among female sex workers in the city. Over 350 sex workers from one clinic… Read More
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Body of Kenyan gay activist found in metal box

A young fashion designer and LGBTQ activist in Kenya Edwin Chiloba has been found dead, police have said. His body was found dumped in a metal box by the roadside near the town of Eldoret. Police have now launched an investigation into the incident. Human rights organisations in Kenya are linking his death to his sexuality although the motive for… Read More
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Kenyan ministers to forgo their salaries for a month

– – Kenyan ministers will forgo their salaries for one month in solidarity with people who have been affected by the ongoing drought in parts of the country. A statement from the presidency said the cabinet agreed that the funds collected from all members of the cabinet would contribute to the state interventions to support the affected Kenyans. It also noted… Read More
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The world’s oldest pupil dies in Kenya

– – The world oldest pupil has died in Kenya. Priscilla Sitienei died peacefully at home at the age of 100, her family said. “Gogo”, which means grandmother in the local Kalenjin language, was what Ms Sitienei was affectionately called by many. Her grandson Sammy Chepsiror, told Kenya’s The Standard newspaper “She died peacefully in the presence of some family… Read More

Opinion: Unity of purpose, unity in deed called for in Africa

By Janet Karim I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected completed into one, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and have loved them, just as You have loved Me.  — John.17.23 If there is one thing among all the other natural endowments that Africa has plenty of, it… Read More