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Villagers scramble for fuel after oil truck overturns in Meru


Residents of Igoji East in Meru County on Tuesday scrambled for fuel after a tanker overturned near the Mutonga bridge on the Meru-Embu road. Some of them had managed to siphon fuel from the tanker which was headed to Meru before Administration Police officers arrived and cordoned off the area. Igoji OCS Peter Maina, Igoji MCA John Kireria and Assistant ...

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An eight-year-old Somali Boy killed in Sweden


An eight-year-old British boy was killed after a hand grenade was thrown into his bedroom as part of an underworld feud involving members of a Somali crime gang in Sweden. Yuusuf Warsame, from Birmingham, was sleeping in the apartment in the working class Biskopsgarden in Gothenburg when the explosive was tossed through the window and detonated. Investigating police believe the ...

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How city woman drugged lorry driver, escaped with goods worth Sh3m


Police in Nandi are hunting for a female hitchhiker who allegedly drugged a lorry driver and his conductor before stealing goods worth Sh3 million from them. The driver, Leonard Kipsang, and his helper Harrison Tanui found themselves in Nandi East at around 8am on Sunday, confused. According to Mr Kipsang, he was heading from Nairobi to Uganda when a woman ...

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Three men on way to join Shabaab intercepted


 Three young men who left Isiolo County two weeks ago on their way to Somalia have been intercepted. The three, who were part of an initial group of six, were arrested at Dagahaley refugee camp. Isiolo County Commissioner George Natembeya on Monday said the other youths from Tullo-roba were still missing and are suspected to be on their way to ...

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Kibaki admitted in a top SA hospital after suspected stroke


Former President Mwai Kibaki was on Sunday admitted to the Netcare Sunninghill Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa after he was taken ill on Saturday. A source familiar with his condition told the Daily Nation that Mr Kibaki was “awake and talking” after suffering what is believed to have been a stroke on Saturday night. Sunninghill is a specialist heart hospital ...

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John Kerry Says US Will Not interfere with Kenya’s Polls Next Year


US Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday said his government has no preferred presidential candidate in the 2017 elections. Addressing a joint press conference with Foreign Affairs CS Amina Mohammed in Nairobi, he said the US government will not interfere with the election. Kerry said their focus is to ensure Kenya has peaceful and credible elections. “Holding a free, fair ...

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US to provide $170m for Dadaab closure and $25m for electoral reforms


Kenya:- Visiting Secretary of State John Kerry, who is in the country on a two-day tour, said an additional Sh2.5 billion would be released to support electoral reforms ahead of next year’s general elections. “The US government will offer an assistance of $170 million for refugees, returnees and for the humanitarian aid in Kenya,” said Mr Kerry. On electoral reforms, ...

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AU condemns Al shabaab attack in northern Galkayo


Gaalkacyo:- Commissioner for Peace and Security Ambassador Smail Chergui has strongly condemned Sunday’s deadly suicide attacks in Galkayo city in central Somalia. In a Twitter post, Mr Chergui said he learnt with sadness news of the heinous attack targeting innocent civilians, Puntland Forces in Galkayo’s administrative headquarters. “We strongly condemn today’s terrorist attacks in Galkayo, in central Somalia and extend ...

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Kenyan police foils Al Shabaab attack in Mandera

Kenyan Army soldiers patrol the centre of the town of Naivasha January 27, 2008.  Kenya plans "imminent" air strikes on al Shabaab strongholds across southern and central Somalia and has warned residents of 10 towns to keep clear of rebel camps, a Kenyan military spokesman said on Tuesday.
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Kenya:- Police in Mandera on Saturday night foiled an attempted attack by suspected Al-Shabaab militants on a security camp in Lafey Sub County. Speaking on phone, Lafey OCPD Bosita Omukolongolo said the militants attempted to attack Rural Patrol Border Unit (RPBU) camp at Sheikh Barrow. “There was an attempted attack at our RPBU camp at Sheikh Barrow at about 9pm ...

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Kerry, African ministers to meet on Somalia violence


Kenya:- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and counterparts from eight African nations meet in Nairobi on Monday to discuss ways to prevent South Sudan from sliding back into civil war and advance a political transition in Somalia. Kerry arrived in the Kenyan capital late on Sunday – after a two-week summer break – for his second trip as secretary ...

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