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2018-01-18 I May Form a Government From Exile - Opposition's Odinga
[Nation] Opposition leader Raila Odinga has vowed to form a rival government when he is sworn in on January 30 even if it is based outside the country.

2018-01-17 Democracy in Decline in Kenya, NGO Finds
[Nation] Democratic rights are increasingly not respected in Kenya, states a new report on the global status of freedom.

2018-01-17 How Debt Took Down My Nakumatt Empire - CEO
[Nairobi News] For more than two decades, Atul Shah perched on the high pedestal of the regional retail business having built eastern Africa's biggest supermarket chain, Nakumatt.

2018-01-17 MEPs Urge Support for Kenya's Electoral Process
[Nation] Members of the European Parliament have called for more support to Kenya so as to strengthen its electoral processes and institutions.

2018-01-17 Sonko - Half a Million Homes in Nairobi Slums Lack Water
[Nation] Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has said that nearly half a million households in the city's slums have no access to water or the water available to them is not sufficient to meet their basic needs.

2018-01-17 Kenya Opposition Leader Vows to Inaugurate Self as 'Peoples' President'
[VOA] Nairobi -Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, whose National Super Alliance (NASA) contests the results of October's re-run election, has defiantly vowed to inaugurate himself the "peoples" president' at the end of January, if there is no dialogue beforehand with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

2018-01-17 Human Rights Activist Ken Wafula Dies in Eldoret
[Nation] Eldoret-based human rights activist and politician Ken Wafula is dead.

2018-01-17 Police Arrest Bus Driver After Passengers Report Him for Reckless Driving
[Nation] A bold move by passengers to alert the police about a recklessly driven bus led to the arrest of the driver at a roadblock in Naivasha.

2018-01-17 Western Kenya Leaders Urge Uhuru to Give Region Cabinet Slots
[Nation] Leaders from western Kenya have called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to appoint into his Cabinet more people, especially women, from the region.

2018-01-17 1,205 Candidates' Results Cancelled for Cheating
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Kenya National Examinations Council has cancelled the results of 1,205 candidates who sat the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations for cheating.

2018-01-17 Truck Driver Crushed to Death After Vehicle Overturns At Migaa
[Nation] One man died while another sustained injuries on Tuesday evening after their vehicle lost control and overturned at Migaa bridge in Salgaa along the Nakuru-Eldoret highway.

2018-01-17 Countries Share Resources to Combat Hypertension
[Ethiopian Herald] Hypertension or blood pressure is one among the Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs), which are known as silent killers. Lurking subtly without showing symptoms, it conspires to the development of cardiovascular diseases that account for approximately 17 million deaths a year globally. That makes it a disease that claims a heavy death toll worldwide. Hypertension causes 7.5 million deaths annually (12. 8 per cent of all segments) and the risk of dying from hypertension in African countries is more than double

2018-01-17 Families in Lamu Displaced By Shabaab Threat Appeal for Food
[Nation] Families who fled from Ishakani Village in Lamu East and sought refuge in Kiunga Town for fear of being attacked by Al-Shabaab terrorists are facing acute food and water shortage.

2018-01-17 Odinga Leads Nasa Chiefs in Talks On Oath Plan
[Nation] The government's response to the planned swearing-in of opposition leader Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka and the implication of such action to the international community have been key items of the near secret meeting of the four Nasa leaders.

2018-01-18 Artist Back to School After 10 Years
[Nation] An artiste whose dreams to pursue secondary education was curtailed by poverty has been sponsored to return to class nearly 10 years after dropping out.

2018-01-17 Sonko's Bright Idea to End Garbage Menace in City
[Nairobi News] The Nairobi City County government will launch rubbish containers at the ward level, estates and in the central business district to ease garbage collection in the county.

2018-01-17 Murderous Family Man 'Had Been Conned' Sh500k Before He Committed Heinous Act
[Nairobi News] Scene of crime: a once vibrant home that secured a family of five - a husband, a wife and their children.

2018-01-17 Kenya's Financial Markets Ranked Fifth in Africa
[Capital FM] The Kenya financial market has been ranked fifth in Africa with a score of 59 percent in the Africa Financial Markets Index.

2018-01-17 Direct Flights to Us Set to Boost Business and Leisure Tourism
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Luxury hotel brand Hemingways Collection has welcomed the scheduled Kenya Airways daily flights between Nairobi and New York, saying they herald huge opportunities for local business and leisure tourism.

2018-01-17 Touts Charged With Motorist's Murder in Zimmerman, Nairobi
[Nation] Two touts working for Marimba Investments Sacco have been charged with murdering a motorist on Christmas eve in Zimmerman Estate in Nairobi County.

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