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Five capital offences detainees escape from a moving van

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 00:00 -- BY KNA
Five detainees escaped from a prison van on Friday. Photo Elkana Jacob
Five detainees escaped from a prison van on Friday. Photo Elkana Jacob
Five detainees charged with capital offences yesterday escaped from a moving vehicle while being transferred from Eldoret GK Prisons to Kabarnet law courts in Baringo County. Kabarnet GK Prisons Deputy Inspector Maurice Mburah said the detainees escaped after hitting police officers with their handcuffs 4km to Kabarnet town. “It is true that the detainees escaped while they were being brought to Kabarnet law courts for hearing of their cases. Unfortunately, they managed to escape after hitting our officers and slipped off the pick-up vehicle that was slowly moving along the hilly SS road,"...

Cord camps in Homabay to drum up support for Moses Kajwang, Wetangula declares the contest is between Cord and Jubilee

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 00:00 -- By ROBERT OMOLLO
Cord Co-pricipal Moses Wetangula leads campaigns for ODM  candidate for Homa Bay senator Moses Kajwang(right) at Lwanda market centre  in Ndhiwa constituency on Saturday. Photo/Robert Omollo
Cord Co-pricipal Moses Wetangula leads campaigns for ODM candidate for Homa Bay senator Moses Kajwang(right) at Lwanda market centre in Ndhiwa constituency on Saturday. Photo/Robert Omollo
CORD leader Moses Wetang’ula led ODM campaign rallies on Saturday in search of votes for ODM’s Moses Kajwang’in Ndhiwa Constituency. Wetang’ula drummed up support forKajwang’ the party's flag bearer ahead of the February 12 by-election. Speaking during campaign rallies at various points in Ndhiwa constituency, Wetang’ula alleged that the contest for Homa Bay senatorial seat is between the Jubilee Government and CORD. He accused the ruling coalition of sponsoring some of the candidates contesting the seat on other political parties’ tickets. The Ford Kenya leader alleged that the Government is...

Man to serve life in jail for repeatedly defiling 13-year-old daughter

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 00:00 -- BY KNA
A father has been jailed for life for defiling his daughter Photo/File
A father has been jailed for life for defiling his daughter Photo/File
A 45-year-old man was on Friday sentenced to life imprisonment after defiling his 13-year-old daughter. The man (whose identity we have concealed to protect the girl) was convicted by Naivasha Resident Magistrate Selina Muchungi after he was found guilty of having defiled his daughter on December 4, 2014 at Mai Mahiu. The court was told that the accused’s wife had left home after a domestic quarrel leaving behind her two daughters. On the material day, the man is said to have ordered his younger daughter to go to church alone and asked the older one to stay at home to run some errands. The...

New AU chairman Robert Mugabe says Africa must pull out of the ICC, Uhuru pledges a million dollars for African Court

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 00:00 -- BY PSCU
President Uhuru Kenyatta issues a statement on the International Criminal Court (ICC) during the closing of the 24th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union at AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.Photo/PSCU
President Uhuru Kenyatta issues a statement on the International Criminal Court (ICC) during the closing of the 24th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union at AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.Photo/PSCU
The new African Union chairman Robert Mugabe said today that Africa must pull out of the International Criminal Court. It must be on the agenda of next AU Summit in June in South Africa, said Mugabe who is also the President of Zimbabwe. President Mugabe spoke during the closing ceremony of the 24th AU summit which ended in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Saturday. Mugabe proposal came on the heels of yet another initiative by the AU member states to establish an African Court of Justice and Human Rights to handle African cases currently referred to the ICC , at the Hague, Netherlands. President...

Cops pursuing 13 prisoners, including murder suspects who escaped from Ahero police station cells

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 00:00 -- BY KNA
Kisumu County Police Commandant, Nelson Njiri (middle) being interviewed at Ahero police station, Nyando this morning following the daring escape staged by 14 suspects. Photo/KNA
Kisumu County Police Commandant, Nelson Njiri (middle) being interviewed at Ahero police station, Nyando this morning following the daring escape staged by 14 suspects. Photo/KNA
Thirteen prisoners including murder suspects, escaped from the Ahero police station cells in Nyando, Kisumu County at around 5am on Friday. Nyando police have launched a massive manhunt for the convicts who managed to escape after overpowering two police officers who were manning the facility. The suspects had been brought from Kodiaga GK Prison and kept over-night at Ahero. The criminals managed to surprise the officers by pouring cold, dirty water intended to mop the cells on a female police officer sending her sprawling on the ground as they forced their way out and then overpowering a...

Kalonzo cautions against targeting Somalis in war on terror

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 00:00 -- BY DENISU KAVISU
Wiper Democratic Movement Leader Kalonzo Musyokawith pupils of Ansaaru Primary School in Eastleigh, Nairobi where he was the Chief guest during the school's celebration of the 2014 excellent class. Photo/DENNIS KAVISU
Wiper Democratic Movement Leader Kalonzo Musyokawith pupils of Ansaaru Primary School in Eastleigh, Nairobi where he was the Chief guest during the school's celebration of the 2014 excellent class. Photo/DENNIS KAVISU
Wiper Democratic Movement leader Kalonzo Musyoka has today cautioned against ethnic profiling in the fight against terror. Kalonzo said Kenyans of Somali origin have been on the receiving end during the terror operations adding that the menace has crossed to all ethnic communities in the country. “We should not profile people as per their ethnic background but rather widen our scope across the country and beyond,” Kalonzo said. “Extremist is a global problem not confined in Kenya so we should not look at our Muslim brothers and sister as terrorists,” Kalonzo added Commenting on elections, the...

African Union should stop depending on external funding, says Uhuru

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 00:00 -- BY PSCU
President Uhuru Kenyatta holds bilateral talks with United Nations Secretary-General, H.E. Ban Ki-moon, on the sidelines of the 24th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, at AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo/PSCU
President Uhuru Kenyatta holds bilateral talks with United Nations Secretary-General, H.E. Ban Ki-moon, on the sidelines of the 24th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, at AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo/PSCU
President Uhuru Kenyatta today said the continent stands on the threshold of a new rebirth and the African Union should stop depending on external funding to finance its programmes. He said after 50 years since the inception of the Union, Africa is experiencing the most inspiring rebirth and the confidence in African resources and solutions grows each passing day. President Kenyatta said Africa stands tall and the continent looks at the future with certainty that the possibilities and opportunities for growth and prosperity are in the hands of Africans. He said the continent is asserting its...

Kikuyu elders hold prayers in Mombasa for Ruto's ICC Case

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 00:00 -- BY KNA
Cultural elder Njahi Mbatia lead members of the Kikuyu Council of Elders in traditional prayer in Mtwapa,Kilifi county . Photo/Hussein Abdullahi/KNA
Cultural elder Njahi Mbatia lead members of the Kikuyu Council of Elders in traditional prayer in Mtwapa,Kilifi county . Photo/Hussein Abdullahi/KNA
The Gikuyu Council of Elders have today held an elaborate traditional prayers in Mtwapa Township in the county of Kilifi ostensibly to seek God’s intervention in having the Deputy President William Ruto and radio journalist Joshua Arap Sang case at the International Criminal Court (ICC) terminated. They observed since President Uhuru Kenyatta’s case collapsed late last year, there has been simmering disquiet over the fate of Ruto’s case.They called on the ICC to follow suit and stop the deputy president’s case in the ‘interest of nation- building, peace and unity’. On December 5, 2014 ICC...

Governor Awiti taking sides, using county funds to campaign for Kajwang - MPs

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 00:00 -- BY ROBERT OMOLLO
Philip Okundi, Maendeleo Democratic Party candidate for Homa Bay senator, during a press briefing in Homa Bay town on January 11. Photo/ROBERT OMOLLO
Philip Okundi, Maendeleo Democratic Party candidate for Homa Bay senator, during a press briefing in Homa Bay town on January 11. Photo/ROBERT OMOLLO
Two Homa Bay senator candidates have accused governor Cyprian Awiti of taking sides in the race and misusing public funds. Philip Okundi (Maendeleo Democratic Party) and Fred Rabong’o (National Agenda Party) said Awiti is using the funds to campaign for Moses Kajwang. They said he has lost focus on development. “You have said boreholes lack here at Magunga and there is a water shortage in Homa Bay town, yet my friend Governor Awiti, instead of meeting your demands, you are busy campaigning for Kajwang,” Okundi said. He was speaking at Magunga trading centre in Suba constituency on Friday...

Collapse of Uhuru ICC case is a victory for Africa - AU

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 00:00 -- BY PSCU
President Uhuru Kenyatta attends the opening of the 24th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo/PSCU
President Uhuru Kenyatta attends the opening of the 24th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo/PSCU
The African Union has described the withdrawal of the ICC case against President Uhuru Kenyatta as a victory for the entire continent. Speaking during its 24th summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, African leaders described the collapse of the case as a win against the forces of injustice. "The victory for Kenyatta is victory for all Africa”, outgoing AU chairperson and President of Mauritania, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz said at the opening session of the summit attended by over 30 Heads of State. Aziz underlined the urgency to operationalise the proposed African Court of Justice to provide "African...

I have quit social media, Moses Kuria says

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 00:00 -- BY KNA
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria.
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria.
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has quit social media. Kuria said on Friday that he has not used any social platform since mid January. He was speaking during the launch of the 'Umeme Rahisi' project at Kiganjo Youth Polytechnic. Kuria asked his detractors to allow him to focus on developing his constituency. He said "unnecessary" media wars and court cases will only derail him. "My hands are full with commitments that I have made to my constituents and you should therefore leave me alone,” he said. Kuria underlined that he has no problem with any particular tribe. He said he has worked closely...

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