Fake gold: Raila says he blew the whistle

Raila admits he met the UAE ruler Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Ruto considering Muturi, Waiguru for 2022 running-mate

DP is walking a political tightrope to pick a candidate with immense political influence.

Tough times ahead for DP in picking running mate

Ruto must be having intelligence on all candidates he sees as potential running mates.

No pay for shoddy work, Meru county warns contractors

County has awarded tenders worth Sh250m to various contractors to start work.

LEADER: State must end insecurity in North Rift

Education, healthcare and other social activities have been disrupted

Ashes to ashes: Cremation gains acceptance as burial costs ...

As society changes, tradition is losing its hold and burials are becoming less elaborate.

Your Saturday Breakfast Briefing

The stories making headlines in the Star this morning.

CORRIDORS OF POWER

Is a member of Team Kieleweke abandoning the anti-DP William Ruto movement?

Where are wazees like Magoha to govern Kenya?

The Magohas can't play this game as they’re principled and find the game dirty.

How state officers sabotaged Galana Kulalu project

Senate session revealed how state officers orchestrated collapse of the model farm.

Slay queen gets seven years for stealing cop's pistol

Njeri drugged intelligence officer in Utawala pub, took his firearm and two phones

Mombasa road protestors warned against disrupting traffic

Residents blocked highway demanding compensation for land acquired for use in dual ...

Two detained over fake gold scam

Joshua Gaya and Evanson Mwangi detained for five days to allow DCI complete investigations

Ruling breaks the hearts of LGBTI community

Court declined to decriminalise penal code that make it illegal to have same sex.

Botswana wrong on elephant hunting - NGO

WildlifeDirect says elephants are worth more when alive than dead

Somalia’s renaissance a welcome respite for the Horn

PM Kheire's far-reaching security sector reform is a legacy defining one.

World

Huawei's troubles now extend to the UK

ARM described as the UK's largest tech firm until its takeover by Japanese fund.

Theresa May announces her resignation as UK Prime Minister

May named June 7 as the day she will step aside as Conservative leader

NASA lead to 2024 moon landing plan quits

Sirangelo was escorted out of NASA's headquarters in Washington after his resignation.

May clings to power after Brexit gambit backfires

'No-deal' exit and Boris Johnson leadership in focus.

Theresa May faces pressure after Andrea Leadsom resigns

Andrea Leadsom, stepped down on Wednesday night over the PM's Brexit policy.

India's PM Modi wins historic general election

The mood was upbeat at BJP headquarters in New Delhi with party workers cheering.

PM under fire over new Brexit plan

The prime minister will outline changes to the Withdrawal Agreement Bill

Africa

Botswana lifts ban on big game hunting

Conservationists estimate the southern African country has around 130,000 elephants.

Gyan returns after President’s intervention ahead of Afcon

Gyan said that he had an opportunity to speak with the President over the matter.

Virginia Uber driver was Somali war criminal

Until this month, Ali drove for Uber, with a high 4.89 rating.

Uganda seeks bleach 'miracle cure' victims

Thousands may have taken the chemical under the illusion that it could treat HIV/Aids.

Fans pay tribute to Ghana's Asamoah Gyan

He is retiring from international football.

Coca-Cola ends plan to refranchise Africa bottling unit

The company said it has had discussions with a number of potential partners.

Malawi voters weigh up choice in close race

President Peter Mutharika is being challenged by his own vice-president.

Zuma's Lawyers tell court he is being treated unfairly

Zuma has previously said he is the victim of a politically motivated witch-hunt.

The Conversation

More than 50 dead in South Africa after heavy rains

President Cyril Ramaphosa will visit affected communities in both provinces.

How politics shapes the way African cities are run

Everyday politics boil over into multi-party politics and municipal governance

Why embracing indigenous languages could have major ...

Kenya is a multilingual country with over 42 different indigenous languages. In ...

How Nigeria has got better at running elections that are ...

The conduct of periodic, competitive, participatory, credible and non-violent elections ...

Shutting down the internet doesn’t work – but governments ...

As the internet continues to gain considerable power and agency around the world, many ...

What’s at stake in Kenyan court case on gay rights

The much-awaited court ruling on a petition seeking to decriminalise homosexuality in ...

What mapping Kenya’s child deaths for 50 years revealed – ...

The number of children who die before reaching their fifth birthday is closely monitored ...

More News

Somali who broke Wajir politician's leg found guilty

The prosecution said Jamal’s application was a tactic to delay the hearing.

Court says same sex relations are unconstitutional

Judges held that where the will of the people reflects the societal values in place.

Sh4m fines for polluters in proposed waste management bill

CS Tobiko said waste management policy, bill and strategy are guided by circular economy.

Open memo to Justice committee on amending Article 90

In 2013, very few people understood the system that Article 90 sets up.