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2018-03-18 President Kenyatta Concludes Historic Cuba Visit High On Health
[Capital FM] Havana -President Uhuru Kenyatta today concluded his historic State visit to the Caribbean nation of Cuba that was sharply focused on health, trade and heritage.

2018-03-18 Cholera Outbreak in Tana River Contained, Health Official Says
[Nation] The cholera outbreak in Tana River has been contained, county executive member for health has said.

2018-03-18 Ex-President Daniel Moi Returns From Israel Medical Trip
[Nation] Former President Daniel arap Moi returned home Saturday evening after a medical trip to Israel.

2018-03-17 Why Kenya's Film Business Is Still Going South
[Nation] It's been years since the government formed the Kenya Film Commission (KFC), but so far it has done nothing to change the industry in Kenya, according to players.

2018-03-17 World's Strongest Man to Grace Kenyan Edition
[Nation] Four-time World's Strongest Man champion Zydrunas Savickas will grace the annual Kenya's Strongest Man competition in August.

2018-03-17 Facebook Suspends Data Analytics Firm Linked to Uhuru Campaign
[Nation] Facebook has suspended accounts for Strategic Communication Laboratories, the parent company of Cambridge Analytica, the data analytics firm accused of designing a divisive campaign in Kenya ahead of the 2017 presidential elections.

2018-03-17 How Diamond Schooled Kenyan Artistes On Perfect Album Launch
[Nairobi News] Top Tanzanian performer Diamond Platnumz calls Kenya his second home, and indeed it was on Wednesday night when he launched his latest album in Nairobi.

2018-03-17 It's Musical Deluge As Poet Simaro Turns 80
[Nation] He may look frail, but one of Democratic Republic of Congo's leading musicians, Lutumba Simaro Massiya, popularly known as the poet, is not down and out.

2018-03-17 Moi University to Have VC After Long Wait
[Nation] Moi University is set to have Isaac Kosgey as substantive Vice-Chancellor (VC).

2018-03-17 Nomination Dispute Forces Nyamira Assembly to Adjourn
[Nation] A dispute among Ward Reps in Nyamira County has forced the Assembly to adjourn, placing residents at a loss of services.

2018-03-17 Dance of the Jakaranda Stirs UK Market, Kenyan Publishers Mute
[Nation] Peter Kimani, the award-winning Kenyan writer, sent the manuscript of his novel to publishers in New York and in Nairobi on the same day.

2018-03-17 New Call to Change Student Election Laws
[Nation] A man has asked Parliament to amend the law and allow university students to elect their leaders directly and not through the electoral college process as provided for in the new law.

2018-03-17 Kenya Seeks Ties With Cuba Amid Low Trade Volumes
[Nation] Kenya is seeking to establish better transport connections with the Caribbean island of Cuba in a bid to boost trade and tourism, with a country whose previous ties with Nairobi were based on revolutionary ideology.

2018-03-17 Floods Force Eight Schools to Close in Nairobi
[Nation] Eight schools in Nairobi County were closed on Thursday and children forced to go home after floods disrupted classes for the better part of the day.

2018-03-16 Ethiopians Cross Into Kenya After Deadly Military Attacks
[Deutsche Welle] Over 8,000 Ethiopians have crossed into neighboring Kenya to seek asylum after government troops killed at least nine civilians in the border town of Moyale, says the International Red Cross.

2018-03-16 Victims of Police Violence Seek Justice
[VOA] In Kenya, the death toll from election-related violence last year topped 100, according to findings released by Human Rights Watch. HRW and other rights groups say most of the victims were killed by police. The families of those killed are demanding justice but say they don't know if their calls are being heard.

2018-03-16 Labour Court Stops Lecturers' Strike
[Nation] The Employment and Labour Relations Court has stopped the ongoing lecturers strike and declared it unlawful as well as unprotected.

2018-03-16 Coca-Cola Admits Presence of Plastic in Dasani Water
[Nation] Soft drinks giant Coca-Cola has admitted to the presence of micro-plastics in Dasani water following a study released on Thursday that shows the brand is among 93 per cent of world's famous bottled water products contaminated by tiny pieces of plastic.

2018-03-16 Law Society of Kenya Sets Out to End State Impunity
[Nation] The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) has so far documented 16 instances of willful disobedience and rights violations by state and public officers.

2018-03-16 CS Mohamed Blames Varsities for Protracted Lecturers' Strike
[Nation] Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed on Thursday turned the heat on university managements, blaming them for delays in resolving the ongoing strike as they had failed to present crucial payroll data of their staff in time for action.

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