Human Trafficking: Over 100 Ugandan girls rescued in Eastleigh

NAIROBI, Kenya Jun 14 – “From the moment my mum told me that I have to leave education for lack of school fees I cried. I cried because I have tried my level best to go all the way to form two and I wanted to study and become a nurse. Even when you look at my report forms, you can see I was good in school,” she...

6 killed in Isiolo as herders clash

NAIROBI, Kenya June 13 – Security has been beefed up in Isiolo County after 6 people were killed in a confrontation between Turkana and Samburu herdsmen. Isiolo County Commissioner Herman Shambi told Capital FM News that the attack that occurred on Saturday left 5 Samburu herdsmen and one Turkana herdsman dead....

14 more COVID-19 deaths, 161 cases in Kenya with 5.7pc positivity

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 13 – Kenya recorded 14 new COVID-19 deaths  Sunday, raising fatalities in the country to 3,410. Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the deaths were all reported late death from facility health records, some from last month. Kagwe said 161 people had tested positive for the virus from...

6 herders killed in Isiolo as herders clash

NAIROBI, Kenya June 13 – Security has been beefed up in Isiolo County after 6 people were killed in a confrontation between Turkana and Samburu herdsmen. Isiolo County Commissioner Herman Shambi told Capital FM News that the attack that occurred on Saturday left 5 Samburu herdsmen and one Turkana herdsman dead....

Somalia asks Kenya to re-open its Mogadishu diplomatic mission

NAIROBI, Kenya Jun 13 – Somalia has asked Kenya to re-open its diplomatic mission in Mogadishu days after restoring ties. In a statement, Somalia Foreign Affairs Ministry said it is ready to reciprocate and re-open its embassy in Nairobi so as to foster relations. “In the spirit of good neighbourliness,...

New study shows toxic pesticides in Sukuma, tomatoes and maize in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya Jun 13 – A recent study has shown that maize, sukuma wiki, and tomatoes grown in Kenya have been grown using Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs). According to the World Health Organisation, HHPs are dangerous to human health, animals, and the environment. In many countries, HHPs are found in food,...

Raila to Uhuru: Tell us why you rejected 6 judges

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 12- Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga has challenged the Executive to make public its concerns and evidence that led to the rejection of 6 judges recommended for the Appeals Court. In a statement, Odinga said Kenyans deserve to know why President Uhuru Kenyatta declined to...

18 more dead from COVID as positivity rate reported at 7.2pc

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 12- Kenya recorded 18 new COVID-19 deaths Saturday, raising fatalities to 3,396. Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said 957 patients were admitted to various hospitals across the country among them 163 in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). 30 patients were on ventilatory support and 113 on...

DP Ruto blasts Raila for gagging the church over BBI

NAIROBI, Kenya June 12 – Deputy President William Ruto has lashed out at ODM party leader Raila Odinga for criticizing church leaders who oppose constitutional reforms through the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). Ruto, who spoke during a burial at Kangundo on Saturday said it is wrong for Odinga to dictate...

Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass 5 mln mark: Africa CDC

ADDIS ABABA, June 12 (Xinhua) — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 5,011,502 as of Saturday noon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said in an update. The Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the 55-member African Union, said the death toll from...