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Kenya: 250,000 names of dead voters on register

– – An ongoing audit of Kenya’s voters’ register has found the names of nearly 250,000 deceased voters. Nearly half a million more voters were found to have duplicate records and more than 226,000 people were registered using documents that do not belong to them. The audit also detected that some voters had registered with invalid documents. In a statement,… Read More
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Kenya holds state funeral for ex-president Kibaki

– – Kenya is holding a state funeral service on Friday for former Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki who died a week ago at the age of 90. The event is being held at the Nyayo National Stadium in the capital Nairobi. Kenyans queued to pay their last respects to the late president for several days. The body of the late president… Read More
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Tributes pour in for former Kenyan President Kibaki

– – Kenyans are paying tribute to their former president, Mwai Kibaki, who died at the age of 90. The election of President Kibaki in 2002 ended 40 years of one-party rule since independence. Mr Kibaki was noted for his liberal reforms, which revived Kenya’s ailing economy, however he was accused of not doing enough to tackle rampant corruption. His 2007 re-election also sparked… Read More
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Kenya deports French oil firm CEO over fuel shortages

– – The Kenyan government has deported Christian Bergeron, the chief executive of Rubis Energy Kenya – a subsidiary of France-based Rubis Group. It follows the cancellation of the work permit of the CEO of one of the biggest oil marketers in Kenya over a fuel shortage. The energy regulator has accused some oil marketers of withholding the supply of… Read More
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African countries begin to lift Covid-19 restrictions

– – Many African countries have started lifting their Covid-19 restrictions to further make life easier for citizens and return them normalcy. There have been Covid-19 restrictions such as mandatory wearing of masks, quarantining persons that test positive, lockdowns on communities considered hot spot among others. Last week Kenya announced that it has lifted all restrictions imposed to curb the… Read More
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Kenya: President Kenyatta endorses Odinga to succeed him

– – Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has now officially endorsed opposition leader and one-time political rival Raila Odinga to succeed him in the presidential elections this year. Kenyans will be going to the polls to elect a new president on August 9, 2022. President Kenyatta has now urged his supporters to back Mr Odinga’s bid since according to him, he… Read More
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Kenya carries out its first penile implant for man with erectile dysfunction

– – A Kenyan man suffering from erectile dysfunction has gone in for a penile implant procedure at a health facility. The procedure was carried out at leading private hospital in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi to help resolve the man’s situation. The Aga Khan University Hospital where the procedure took place said this was the first time such an operation had… Read More
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Kenya: Education Minister wants gay students de-boardenized

– – Kenya’s education minister has stirred controversy by proposing that gays should not be allowed to study in boarding schools. Prof George Magoha argues that the presence of gay students in boarding schools is an infringement on the rights of other learners. According to Prof Magoha instead that the gay students “moving from one bed to another”, they should… Read More
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Kenya’s government to deny services to unvaccinated citizens

– – From next month, Kenyans who haven’t been vaccinated against Covid-19 will be prevented from accessing government services. The move is aimed at increasing the population of Kenyans who have been vaccinated against covid-19. According to the country’s Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe, unvaccinated people would be banned from public transport, local airlines and train services. He said in a statement that… Read More