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Nanyuki Court to rule on fate of suspected alien

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY KINGS WAWERU
A group of Ethopians arrested in Buri, Meru in a holding are in Nanyuki law court. Photo/FILE
A group of Ethopians arrested in Buri, Meru in a holding are in Nanyuki law court. Photo/FILE
A Nanyuki court is today set to decide the fate of a 17-year-old girl suspected to be an illegal immigrant from Ethiopia. Martha Damara has been in Nanyuki GK prison since Thursday last week, after she was arrested the previous day on suspicion of being in the country illegally. The charge sheet read that on April 16, along Nanyuki- Nyeri road, at 7.15Am while on board bus registration number KAY 675K of Michi company, was found being unlawfully present in Kenya, being an Ethiopian. Court interpreter, Hussein Molu, an Amharic told Senior Resident Magistrate Vincent Kiptoon that someone called...

Nanyuki Court to rule on fate of suspected alien

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY KINGS WAWERU
A group of Ethopians arrested in Buri, Meru in a holding are in Nanyuki law court. Photo/FILE
A group of Ethopians arrested in Buri, Meru in a holding are in Nanyuki law court. Photo/FILE
A Nanyuki court is today set to decide the fate of a 17-year-old girl suspected to be an illegal immigrant from Ethiopia. Martha Damara has been in Nanyuki GK prison since Thursday last week, after she was arrested the previous day on suspicion of being in the country illegally. The charge sheet read that on April 16, along Nanyuki- Nyeri road, at 7.15Am while on board bus registration number KAY 675K of Michi company, was found being unlawfully present in Kenya, being an Ethiopian. Court interpreter, Hussein Molu, an Amharic told Senior Resident Magistrate Vincent Kiptoon that someone called...

Uhuru woos investors from Qatar

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY PSCU
President Uhuru Kenyatta gets a feel of the modern executive class seat of an Aeroplane at the Qatar Airways Exhibition. Photo/File
President Uhuru Kenyatta gets a feel of the modern executive class seat of an Aeroplane at the Qatar Airways Exhibition. Photo/File
President Uhuru Kenyatta has invited Qatari investors to partner with the Kenyan government in the exploration of oil and generation of natural gas. He said Qatar has demonstrated expertise in the energy sector, and co-operation between the two countries will accelerate Kenya’s efforts in achieving its energy targets. “Kenya is the door to the East African region. Co-operation with Qatar in the energy sector will not only benefit Kenya but also our neighbours by opening the region to diverse investments,” Uhuru said. He was speaking during a meeting with Qatari Energy and Industry Minister,...

TNA legislators voice support for digital IDs

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY WAMBUGU KANYI
CAMPAIGN TRAIL: MPs Peris Tobiko (Kajiado East), Alice Ng?ang?a (Thika Town), Mburu Kahangara (Lari), Othaya aspirant Mary Wambui, legislator Kimani Ngunjiri (Subukia) and politician Stanley Livondo in Othaya, Nyeri county on Sunday. Photo/Wambugu Kanyi
CAMPAIGN TRAIL: MPs Peris Tobiko (Kajiado East), Alice Ng?ang?a (Thika Town), Mburu Kahangara (Lari), Othaya aspirant Mary Wambui, legislator Kimani Ngunjiri (Subukia) and politician Stanley Livondo in Othaya, Nyeri county on Sunday. Photo/Wambugu Kanyi
Some TNA legislators have told off their Cord counterparts who are opposing the digital registration. The MPs said digital registration is a good government plan. Kimani Ichungw’a (Kikuyu), Peris Tobiko (Kajiado East), Alice Ng’ang’a (Thika Town), Kimani Ngunjiri (Subukia), Mburu Kahangara (Lari) and politician Stanley Livondo said it is the best method of issuing IDs. Ichung’wa said Cord should not politicise the issue. He said illegal immigrants “must be known”. Ichung’wa said the move will help the government to plan for its population. Kahangara said the digital IDs will help flush out...

IEBC dismisses election rigging claims

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY FRANCIS MUREITHI
IEBC Chairman Isaac Hassan
IEBC Chairman Isaac Hassan
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has dismissed media reports that the March 4, 2013 general election was rigged in favour of President Uhuru Kenyatta. The IEBC has said the claims are “bar talk”. I n a statement by its communication and corporate affairs manager Tabitha Mutemi, t he commission has said the reports that some of its officials participated in the rigging are “grossly misleading, inflammatory, lacking in facts and only serve the purpose of sensational reading.” The Nation and Standard carried stories of purported secret recording of an anonymous senior election...

Ol Pejeta to get drone in June

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY KINGS WAWERU
Drone Journalism: Old stories, new perspectives
Drone Journalism: Old stories, new perspectives
Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia county has announced plans to acquire a drone to track poachers and endangered animals. In a statement sent to newsrooms, marketing manager Elodie Sampere said the “aerial ranger” will be ready by June. “We were able to conduct successful tests in December 2013 and the drone then returned to the USA for final work. We have been told by Airware, our partners, that an operational deployment will be in place from June 2014,” reads the statement. The conservancy said the drone will be key in containing poaching, especially of the endangered black and northern...

Manchester United sacks Moyes over poor results

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY EUGENE OKUMU
SACKED: Former Manchester United manager David Moyes looks on before the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford in Manchester,
SACKED: Former Manchester United manager David Moyes looks on before the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford in Manchester,
English Premier League champions Manchester United Football club has sacked manager David Moyes after only 10 months in charge, cutting short a six-year contract that the club had signed with Moyes when he took over from long-time manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Moyes’ sacking comes with three matches to go before the 2013 - 2014 EPL season closes. Since taking over the 20-time EPL champions in July last year Moyes has recorded a string of poor performances, the most recent being a 2 - 0 loss at his old club Everton. While making the announcement the club thanked Moyes for; “the hard work, honesty...

Nyahururu court adjourned over bomb scare

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY WANJOHI GAKIO
Nyahururu Principal Magistrate Denis Mikoyan addresses wananchi outside Nyahururu law courts after the evacuation following a bomb alert. Photo/WANJOHI GAKIO
Nyahururu Principal Magistrate Denis Mikoyan addresses wananchi outside Nyahururu law courts after the evacuation following a bomb alert. Photo/WANJOHI GAKIO
Cases being heard at the Nyahururu law courts have been adjourned abruptly after suspicion arose that a bomb had been planted within the courts precincts. Police said family members of people with court cases spotted two objects and a letter that indicated they were bombs set to explode and kill people at the law courts. The suspects set to be arraigned in court were hurriedly ferried back to Nyahururu police station while the court staff and other people were quickly evacuated to prevent deaths and injuries in case the objects would emerge to be real bombs. Nyandarua County Police Commander...

Ahmednasir undermining fight against insecurity - Kimaiyo

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY GILBERT KOECH
WE'RE CAPABLE: Inspector General David Kimaiyo and Interior Secretary Joseph ole Lenku at Kasarani on April 9. Photo/PATRICK VIDIJA
WE'RE CAPABLE: Inspector General David Kimaiyo and Interior Secretary Joseph ole Lenku at Kasarani on April 9. Photo/PATRICK VIDIJA
INSPECTOR General of Police David Kimaiyo has accused lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi of “undermining the government’s efforts to fight insecurity”. Kimaiyo said the ongoing security crackdown is not targeting any particular community or religious group but individuals who have been causing mayhem and terrorising Kenyans. “Leaders need to give constructive criticism and not to shift blame when it comes to such matters of security. It is also preposterous for Ahmednasir, who is a lawyer, to claim there is violation of human rights by security officers without giving evidence,” he said on his...

Kitui bhang cultivator arrested

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY MUSEMBI NZENGU
Bhang rolls being removed from the vehicle that was ferrying by police officers.
Bhang rolls being removed from the vehicle that was ferrying by police officers.
POLICE in Matinyani district, Kitui County have arrested the owner of a bhang plantation discovered on Saturday. Matinyani police boss David Ruto described the 42-year-old man as “a notorious bhang cultivator and peddler” who evades police dragnets. “This man has been under the police trail for long. We have been trailing him because he has destroyed many schoolboys in his Kiayo village in Kalindilo sublocation. This has forced them to drop out of school and take to crime,” he said. Ruto said the suspect will be arraigned in court tomorrow to face charges of bhang peddling and cultivation. He...

Elephant injures boy, 12, in Laikipia attack

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY WANJOHI GAKIO
Recuperating: Charles Wanjohi at Nyahururu hospital.
Recuperating: Charles Wanjohi at Nyahururu hospital.
A 12-year-old boy is recuperating at Nyahururu District Hospital after he was attacked by an elephant. Charles Wanjohi was taken to hospital in critical condition by his relatives and residents of Shamanei in Laikipia West after the Friday attack. The standard four pupil at Maina Primary School suffered an arm fracture and chest and face injuries. Serah Mumbi said Wanjohi and another boy were on their way to join her on their farm when they met elephants from Shamanei Forest. “The other boy managed to escape while Wanjohi was grabbed and tossed up in the air as the rest of the herd continued...

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