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Malindi school shut over bullies

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY ALPHONCE GARI
Malindi high school form four student who where arrested for allegedly assaulting a form one students yesterday. Photo Alphonce Gari
Malindi high school form four student who where arrested for allegedly assaulting a form one students yesterday. Photo Alphonce Gari
MALINDI High School was yesterday closed indefinitely after students rioted and vandalised property to protest the arrest of four unruly classmates. The four form four students allegedly assaulted form one student Kennedy Mramba. Mramba’s father, Said Simba, said the students kicked his son in the stomach. He said Mramba reported the incident to a teacher and was taken to hospital where doctors discovered internal bleeding. Simba reported the matter to the police and informed the school, who called the parents of the four students. “After discussions we failed to agree as the parents seemed...

Police find grenade outside Likoni flats

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY EUGENE OKUMU
STAY BACK: The condoned off area around Likoni flats in Likoni where a grenade was found. Photo/ELKANA JACOB
STAY BACK: The condoned off area around Likoni flats in Likoni where a grenade was found. Photo/ELKANA JACOB
Bomb experts have been deployed to Likoni to detonate a grenade that was discovered Wednesday morning at Likoni Flats, a residential settlement. Confirming the discovery, Likoni OCPD Robert Muriithi said that the area has been cordoned off as police await bomb experts to safely detonate the explosive. The discovery comes amid heightened security in the area where four people were killed on Sunday night after unknown assailants opened fire indiscriminately on residents of Soweto. The assailants who were masked fled on a motorcycle dropping leaflets as they went, warning of more attacks unless...

Ukraine says pro-Russia rebels shoot down two fighter jets

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY REUTERS
Flowers, placed by locals from Eindhoven, are seen in front of a Dutch airplane during a national day of mourning for the victims killed in Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 plane disaster last Thursday, in Eindhoven July 23, 2014. The Netherlands prepares to receive the bodies of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash on Wednesday. Photo/REUTERS
Flowers, placed by locals from Eindhoven, are seen in front of a Dutch airplane during a national day of mourning for the victims killed in Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 plane disaster last Thursday, in Eindhoven July 23, 2014. The Netherlands prepares to receive the bodies of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash on Wednesday. Photo/REUTERS
KIEV, July 23 (Reuters) - Pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets on Wednesday, not far from where a Malaysian airliner was brought down last week in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers on board. A spokesman for Ukraine's military operations said the planes were downed near Savur Mogila, a burial mound in the Shaktersky region where a memorial marks ambushes by the Soviet army on occupying Nazis during World War Two. He said he did not have any information about the pilots. Igor Strelkov, who is now in charge of the rebel ranks in the eastern city of Donetsk, said the...

Governors cannot handle security - Murkomen

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY EUGENE OKUMU
DIVIDED: Senate committee investigating Wambora chairman Bonny Khalwale confers with his deputy Kipchumba Murkomen during the hearing at KICC in February. Photo/Charles Kimani
DIVIDED: Senate committee investigating Wambora chairman Bonny Khalwale confers with his deputy Kipchumba Murkomen during the hearing at KICC in February. Photo/Charles Kimani
Elgeyo-Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen has said that some county governments are not mature enough to handle security. Murkomen said it is therefore no the right time to devolve security as demanded by Cord. Murkomen made the remarks during a Citizen TV interview on Tuesday night and dismissed calls by the opposition for the referendum saying that it will fail. “No sufficient maturity has been displayed by county governments to warrant the devolving of security,” Murkomen said. He said in some counties where there is competition among clans, the elected leaders are bound to be partisan. “...

Uhuru meets Kwale Cord politicians, promises them dam, airstrip, roads and title deeds

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY PSCU
President Uhuru Kenyatta with Kwale Leaders from left Matuga MP Hassan Mwanyoha, Msambweni MP Suleiman Dori, Kwale senator Juma Boy Juma, Kwale Women Rep Zeinab Chidzuga,Kwale  Governor Salim Mvurya, LungaLunga MP Khatib Mwashetani and Kinango MP Gonzi Rai who called on him at State House Nairobi on Wednesday Photo/PSCU
President Uhuru Kenyatta with Kwale Leaders from left Matuga MP Hassan Mwanyoha, Msambweni MP Suleiman Dori, Kwale senator Juma Boy Juma, Kwale Women Rep Zeinab Chidzuga,Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya, LungaLunga MP Khatib Mwashetani and Kinango MP Gonzi Rai who called on him at State House Nairobi on Wednesday Photo/PSCU
President Uhuru Kenyatta held a lengthy meeting with Kwale leaders on Wednesday where he outlined a raft of measures to lift the county out of poverty. Kenyatta met all Members of Parliament from Kwale together with Governor Salim Mvurya and Senator Boy Juma Boy at State House in Nairobi. The meeting came hours after another meeting by Coast MPs which rejected Cord's call to remove Gideon Mung'aro as deputy minority whip at National Assembly. Kwale politicians,who are all in Cord, have in the past gone against the coalition and promised to support the government. Kenyatta promised a numbers...

State counsel fainted after seeing Lamu attack photos

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY MARTIN MWAURA
 DEFENCE: Lawyers Taib Ali Taib. Photo/Philip kamakya
DEFENCE: Lawyers Taib Ali Taib. Photo/Philip kamakya
A state counsel fainted while examining photographs of the more than 60 people killed in Lamu, a court heard yesterday. The photographs were so disturbing that a second public prosecutor ran out of the investigation room, senior state counsel Edwin Okello told the High Court in Mombasa. Okello made the remarks before a packed courtroom while opposing the release of prominent Malindi businessman Mahadi Swaleh alias Jesus and matatu driver Dyana Salim. Mahadi and Dyana have denied 60 counts of murder. “As part of the build-up to this case, we are going to serve photographic evidence of the 60...

Three MPs ejected at Cord Coast leaders' meeting in Parliament

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY EUGENE OKUMU
Parliament building. Photo/Monicah Mwangi
Parliament building. Photo/Monicah Mwangi
Three Cord MPs have been ejected from an ongoing closed-door meeting of Coastal leaders allied to the party for unknown reason. Nyali MP Hezron Awiti, Mwatate MP Raphael Mwadime and Mombasa county women’s representative Mishi Mboko exited the meeting that is taking place at the Parliament buildings. Taveta MP Naomi Shaban has at the same time walked into the Cord Parliamentary Group meeting. The three gave no reason for leaving the meeting. This however follows the reading of the riot act by Cord leader Raila Odinga telling leaders from the coastal region that dissenters will have...

Machakos deputy governor Kiala impeached by County Assembly

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY WAMBUA KAVILA
MCAs celebrates outside Machakos County assembly after impeaching county governor Bernard Kiala on Wednesday Photo/Wambua Kavila
MCAs celebrates outside Machakos County assembly after impeaching county governor Bernard Kiala on Wednesday Photo/Wambua Kavila
Machakos deputy governor Bernard Kiala has been impeached by the County Assembly. Kiala was kicked out on Wednesday after 40 members passed the motion against 19, barely making for the two thirds majority required. Many of the opposition members including minority leader Thomas Kasoa voted for the deputy governor's ouster who has sharply differed with Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua. Kiala ouster follows the recommendation of a report by an ad-hoc committee which was established to investigate him. The committee report listed four grounds for impeachment among them gross violation of the...

Ketan Somaia jailed 8 years for fraud by a British court

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY STAR REPORTER
HAPPIER TIMES: Business Tycoon Ketan Somaia. Photo/FILE
HAPPIER TIMES: Business Tycoon Ketan Somaia. Photo/FILE
Controversial businessman Ketan Somaia has been sentenced to an eight-year jail term by a British court for nine counts of obtaining money by deception. Somai, 52, was convicted of extracting a total of Sh2.3 billion from businessman Murli Mirchandani and Dilip Shah between June 1999 and May 2000 after promising high returns. According to a Daily Mail report, the court heard how Somaia who lived in Bayswater West London, but owned a palatial house in the exclusive North London suburb of Hadley Wood and an office in Mayfair, wooed Mirchandani with all expenses paid trips to Dubai, South Africa...

Nairobi County demolish illegal structures at Imara Daima

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY PATRICK VIDIJA
DEMOLITION: Structures in Imara Daima that were demolished by Nairobi City County for being on road reserves. Photo/PATRICK VIDIJA
DEMOLITION: Structures in Imara Daima that were demolished by Nairobi City County for being on road reserves. Photo/PATRICK VIDIJA
Illegally constructed structures built in Imara Daima estate in Nairobi along Mombasa road were Wednesday afternoon demolished by Nairobi city county The authority has rolled out a demolition schedule for illegal structures on public roads and road reserves.The Wednesday demolition exercise led by Tom Odongo was intended for paving way for road expansion. Among the structures demolished were food kiosks, shops boutiques, salons and cereal shops. According to city officers some of the structures are used as hideout dens for criminals. The demolitions started in Umoja Estate, Embakasi, with...

Swazuri accuse Ngilu of locking Land Commission offices, deny them access to files

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY PATRICK VIDIJA
Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu with Land Commission chair Mohamed Swazuri, during the Governor's debate conference on land matters at Flamingo Hotel in Mombasa on July 19, July 2013.Photo Elkana Jacob
Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu with Land Commission chair Mohamed Swazuri, during the Governor's debate conference on land matters at Flamingo Hotel in Mombasa on July 19, July 2013.Photo Elkana Jacob
Chairperson of the National Land Commission Mohammed Swazuri has said the Land ministry is frustrating his office. Swazuri said during Kara breakfast meeting on Tuesday in Nairobi, that the ministry, headed by Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu, is using state machinery to lock their offices with guards stationed all over the place. He said by noon all his staff are expected to have left office leading to underperformance of the Commission. Swazuri claimed the ministry has denied them access to land files making it impossible to serve clients intending to receive services from the Commission...

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