COVID-19 curve flattening in Kenya as 81 cases reported

NAIROBI, Kenya Jan 19 – COVID-19 cases have sustained a decline in Kenya since late last year as the country gears up for a full resumption. The country’s Health Ministry said 81 new cases were recorded Tuesday, following tests conducted from 2,347 samples. Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said he...

CJ’s post up for grabs with Sh1.3mn salary

NAIROBI, Kenya Jan 19 – The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has declared a vacancy in the Office of the Chief Justice following the retirement of David Maraga. Acting Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu, who is also acting as the Chairperson of the commission in a special gazette notice dated Monday 18 January 2021...

Kenya set for major security operation in Wajir, Garissa and Isiolo

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 19- The government is set to undertake a major security operation to disarm residents of Wajir, Garissa and Isiolo Counties following increased insecurity. Thee have been increased terror-related incidents and other attacks in the counties in the recent weeks, including clashes linked to...

Grade 4 pupil arrested after failed attempt to poison her dad

KISII, Kenya, Jan 18 – A Grade 4 pupil was arrested on Monday by police officers in Kisii after a failed attempt to poison his father. The 14-year-old girl, according to a local administrator, poisoned his father’s porridge after he interrogated her over a relationship with a Form 4 student aged 19. The Kegati...

LSK files suit to stop Ann Kananu’s swearing as Nairobi Governor

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 18 —The Law Society of Kenya filed a suit on Monday seeking to stop the swearing in of Ann Kananu as Nairobi Governor. The council is seeking a court order mandating a by-election within the 60-days legal timeline as provided for under Article 182 (5). The suit is seeking to halt a plan to confirm...

GSU officer killed, 3 injured during operation in volatile Kapedo

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 18 – A senior General Service Unit officer was on Sunday afternoon shot and killed by suspected bandits in Kapedo, Turkana County, during an ongoing operation to restore calm in the area. The officer, a Superintendent of Police, was ambushed at Ameyen area. Three other officers sustained gunshot...

Dynasties vs hustlers debate fueling hostilities against the privileged: Kenyatta

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 18 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has dismissed the dynasty versus hustler narrative as divisive, saying it is was fueling hatred against privileged people. Speaking on Monday in a recorded interview carried Kikuyu-broadcasting radio stations, the President said the narrative was a threat to national...

COVID-19 positivity rate falls to 2.1pc as daily infections decline to 80

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 17 – Kenya’s coronavirus positivity rate fell to 2.1 per cent on Sunday after daily infections declined to a two-digit low of 80. The cases were detected from 3,733 samples tested within 24 hours. Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, through a statement emailed to newsrooms, said three more...

Safety concerns emerge over planned acquisition of Turkish APCs in Sh7.7bn deal

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 17 – Reports have emerged of growing disquiet among the country’s military ranks over the planned acquisition of 118 Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) from a Turkish firm amid safety concerns. The acquisition was cleared during a Tuesday procurement board meeting at the Department of Defence...

Kisii pastor arrested after strangling wife over love message from a cop

KISII, Kenya, Jan 17 – A Kisii-based pastor who choked his wife to death and unsuccessfully attempted to cover up the incident by taking her to a mission hospital where he claimed she had taken poison has been arrested. A police report linked the incident to a love message the suspect, Joel Mogaka, found in her...