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By CORRESPONDENT, Nakuru, Kenya, Feb 16 - Cadets from the Kenya military Academy Friday joined tens of residents in a major cleanup activity at Lake Nakuru National Park. The exercise organised by County government of Nakuru in collaboration with various stakeholders was aimed at ridding ...
Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos wants the military deployed to the Kerio Valley to end banditry. He said the KDF has previously been used to restore security in Baringo and Mt Elgon and it is time they were called back. "I wonder how many people we are waiting for to die so we take this seriously," ...

In a decision that automatically gave the Auditor General the green light to audit billions of shillings annually allocated to the military and other national ... General's powers to audit public spending by the National intelligence Service (NIS), the Kenya Defence Force (KDF) and the National police Service.
We have no plan of cracking down on anybody because we are neither a police state nor a military government," he said. "We are a democratically elected government and will not compromise the rule of law at the altar of whims," the Cabinet Secretary said. He spoke at Kebirichi secondary school in ...
Kenya Defence Forces yesterday contradicted its decision to limit female recruits to eight per cent in the ongoing recruitment. This follows a litany of complainants after recruitment teams turned away many women in many centres. Even though KDF spokesman David Obonyo said the military was committed ...
WAJIR, Kenya, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- Suspected al-Shabaab militants killed three Kenyan teachers and injured one other in an attack Friday on a school in ... districts of northeastern Kenya even as the military reports gains against the Islamist group by capturing their military bases and killing scores of them.

Very few people showed up for the exercise in the area. [Denish Ochieng, Standard]. Female candidates who turned up for military recruitment in Kwale and Taita Taveta left dejected after officials informed them they were not enlisting women. And in Lamu County, the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) offered ...
By JOSEPH MURAYA, Nairobi, Kenya, Feb 15 - Two military soldiers were shot dead by Administration police officers in Mandera late Wednesday, near the border with Somalia, in what authorities described as 'friendly fire'. The KDF soldiers are said to have been on patrol when they encountered the ...
Although the US state agency has declared the controversial Sh43 billion ($418 million) combat aircraft order by the Kenyan military as clean, Congressman Ted Budd, a leading critic of the deal, pledged to continue monitoring the sale, which is also being reviewed by a US Congress committee that has ...
FAO national crops officer Dr Wilson Ronno (left) and Gabriel Rugalema, FAO representative in Kenya (right) during a training of extension officers in Nakuru. February 13, 2018. [Mercy Kahenda, Standard]. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has set aside Sh50 million to boost the fight against ...
Kenya placed a bid for the acquisition of a US military aircraft fleet, valued at Sh43bn (US$425mn). However, it is yet to be confirmed as to whether the bid will be considered due to it missing the deadline. According to the government Accountability Office (GAO, an investigative arm of the US Congress, ...
The seriousness with which intelligence work is conducted in Uganda seems to have been reduced to cheap rumor mongering, if one is to go by the latest propaganda emanating from Uganda's military intelligence circles against Rwanda. Uganda's CMI has lately turned into a champion of rumour ...
NASA MPS Simba Arati (left) TJ Kajwang (centre) and Godfrey Osotsi flanked by NASA strategists addressing the press at Capitol Hill on 14/2/18. [Photo by Beverlyne Musili/Standard]. Western envoys have been asked to keep off Kenya's domestic and political affairs. A section of the National Super ...
Anyone born in Kenya and whose parents belong to any of the 42 Indigenous communities is a Kenyan by a primordial and pre-constitutional right. They cannot cease to ... I am eternally proud and grateful to my hero, Dedan Kimathi, who established the Kenya Land and Freedom army to fight colonial rule.
The US government said it had not received any updated from the Kenyan government since mid 2017 and Kenya risks losing the deal. "We haven't had any new updates. I'm not sure if there was any further deadline extension from the one in September," US government Accountability Office director for ...
Kenya is on the spot alongside Egypt and Colombia over the use of Sh4.9 billion offered by the US in the fight against transnational crimes like money ... Kenya's security organs have recently been keen to boost their military firepower and intelligence to combat emerging threats like terrorism, arms ...
Leaders in banditry-prone North Rift counties have asked the government to send soldiers in a bid to disarm locals. Attacks and rustling have left more than 10 people dead and displaced thousands of others in the last one month. The leaders drawn from Baringo, Elgeyo-Marakwet and West Pokot counties ...

Low academic grades, poor diet and drugs have locked out dozens of youth in Lamu from joining Kenya Defence Forces in the ongoing military recruitment. More than 30 potential candidates out of the more than 200 who showed up for the military recruit at Kibaki grounds could not attain the recommended ...
youth go through an exercise session during a past Kenya Defence force recruitment exercise in Kirigiti stadium, Kiambu. ... The KDF Recruiting Teams consisting of Kenya army, Kenya Air Force, Kenya navy and Defence Forces Constabulary will be visiting the recruiting centres as indicated below to ...
The Association of Corporate and Industrial Security Management Professionals of Kenya (ACISMP) is the first of its kind in the region. It brings together top-ranking former military officers who left the army to join state agencies, multinationals, international humanitarian organisations and consultancy firms ...
In neighboring Kenya, the al-Qaeda affiliate has also stepped up its operations, forcing Nairobi to redoubled efforts to tackle militants in the Boni Forest, the ... In December 2017, the militants destroyed an important water well that had been drilled by the Kenyan army in Lafey town, Mandera County, leaving ...
8 (Xinhua) -- Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Thursday the country's soldiers engagements have greatly degraded Somali militant group al-Shabaab's ... Kenyatta also praised the military for the role they are playing in Boni forest, Lamu County, as part of the Multi Agency Force, ridding the region of ...
Separately, a local army spokesman in eastern Congo's South Kivu province said on Thursday that fighting between the military and Mai Mai Yakutumba militiamen since Jan. 20 had killed 48 rebels and seven Congolese soldiers. Yakutumba fighters advanced to within kilometres of the lakeside city of ...
President Uhuru Kenyatta has praised the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) for their strategies in fighting al-Shabaab, saying they have borne fruit after the ... Speaking during the passing-out parade at the military Recruits Training school in Eldoret, the President said KDF's presence in the two places has ...
Nigeria's army on Wednesday said it would send troops into the country's volatile central states to quell violence between farmers and herders that has killed hundreds in recent weeks. Major General David Ahmadu said the deployment from February 15 would crack down on "herdsmen/farmers clashes ...
Israeli warplanes struck a Syrian military position in a rural area near Damascus on Wednesday, triggering Syria's air defence system which destroyed most of the missiles, a Syrian Army statement carried by state television said. The statement said several missiles were launched by the Israeli jets from ...
Since Odinga declared himself the "people's president," the Kenyan government has reacted with the kind of authoritarian might that was common in Kenya's past. Odinga's oath had no legal or practical significance, but the government has essentially suspended constitutional order in reaction to it. Despite ...
February 6, 2018 (Juba) - South Sudan has written to the Kenyan government seeking its permission to have former army chief of staff, General Paul Malong ... He was later placed under house arrest, but released in November 2017 to seek medical treatment in Kenya after series of negotiations involving ...
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for a second term more than two months ago, but tensions around his re-election are clearly still fresh in .... between Nigerian farmers and herders last June, and another in October on abuses committed by Nigeria's military in the fight against Boko Haram.
Rwandans in Kenya thronged their embassy in Nairobi to celebrate the national heroes day observed in Rwanda and the rest of the diaspora. ... officiated by Rwandan High Commissioner to Kenya Ambassador James Kimonyo, and attended by among others the high ranking Rwandan military and police ...
Rwandans in Kenya thronged their embassy in Nairobi yesterday to join their compatriots back home and elsewhere in the world to celebrate the ... by among others; senior Rwandan military and police officers who are on official duty in Kenya, Rwandans living in Kenya as well as friends of Rwanda.
Conflict displaced more than 470,000 people in Afghanistan last year, while brazen attacks on a luxury hotel in Kabul and the Jalalabad office of the NGO Save The Children are further signs of the mounting insecurity in the country. Statistics released by the US military this week show that the Afghan ...
A man who shot to the limelight for appearing at accident scenes to give witness accounts has been jailed for impersonating a military officer. ... Clad in two black jackets and without his trade mark dark eye shades, Muigai was charged with claiming to be a captain in the Kenya Defence Forces at Ukunda ...
Uganda fell 10 places last year alone, possibly because of among other violations, the arrest and prosecution of journalists, including KTN's Joy Doreen who was filming a military raid on a remote village. Kenya has closely followed the path taken by Tanzania which ranked sixth in the continent in 2010 but ...
Thousands of Namibian troops have been sent on leave since the army has run out of money to feed and pay water and electricity bills at seven military bases. soldiers who are ... Thousands of army personnel staying at the seven bases around the Namibia were forced to take leave of office. ALSO READ: ...
In the second half of January, Kenya marked the anniversaries of two tragedies our soldiers have suffered in Somalia. On the 15th we marked two years since al Shabaab sacked an African Union Mission in Somalia military camp in the town of El Adde. The camp was manned by Kenya Defence Forces ...
Recurrent drought and poor seed quality are among the factors blamed for food insecurity in Kenya and other African countries. ... Locally, 2017 was a tough year for farmers who are still reeling from the after effects of the 2017 drought as well as the Fall army worm attack on their crops curtailing general ...
Zimbabwe's leading university has published the thesis submitted by former first lady Grace Mugabe, who was controversially awarded a doctorate which is now the subject of a fraud investigation. Grace, whose apparent desire to succeed her 93-year-old husband prompted last year's army takeover that ...
The attackers claimed to have killed dozens of Kenyan soldiers and captured scores of others, including their commander. To date, the Kenyan military has not released details of the attack, although some reports put the death toll at 100. The El Adde attack raised serious questions about Kenya's efforts in ...
But for several years now, Kenya has been the target of terrorist attacks especially since the army's intervention in Somalia in 2011. The increased attacks and explosions have created an atmosphere of anxiety and suspicion between Muslims and Christians, putting a litmus test to the nation's longstanding ...
"Unlike in Somalia where KDF is sure who the terrorists are, in Kenya they are dealing with people they don't know. ... "With the attacks in Lamu, the terror group is trying to divert the Kenyan military's attention from Somalia because they have really rooted the terrorists from their main bases," Dr Ali said.
Uganda's army said Monday it had killed 29 armed cattle raiders in the porous northeastern region bordering South Sudan and Kenya, in a military ... Arinaitwe said Ugandan army officials had held more than nine meetings since the operation began in November with local leaders, lawmakers, and Kenyan ...
"If women can decide to drink, to smoke, women can join the army, women can do all sorts of things that might bring them harm or injury, and yet they are allowed to make that decision," Kamau told Kenya Television News (KTN). "I think that even for the decision of female circumcision, a woman can make ...
Mr Hargura has emerged as the political kingpin in Rendile community while Mr Rasso, a retired military officer, holds mantle over Borana politics together with the Marsabit Governor. Mr Ali is an ally of deputy president who has stuck with him over the years, and is credited with recruiting into the party other ...
Besides the erratic weather patterns, army worms destroyed maize crops last year, with more than 8,000 acres attacked in Trans Nzoia, putting Kenya's food security at risk. With the drop in produce came high prices. Millers and traders opt to buy the maize from neighbouring countries. To the east, they get ...
Cases of adultery, mistrust and cruelty involving married couples serving in Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) have triggered several divorce cases following ... The couple, whose identity was hidden but named Mr CAK and Ms ENN to protect their privacy, serve as soldiers of the Kenyan army and has one child ...
President Donald Trump marked the first anniversary of his inauguration yesterday with his government in shutdown, accusing Democrats of taking Americans hostage with their demands and putting immigrants ahead of the nation's military. As the clock struck midnight, in the absence of an agreed ...
The new strategy recognises that "China and Russia in particular have been assiduously working over a number of years to develop their military capabilities to challenge our military advantages", said Elbridge Colby, US deputy Assistant Secretary of defence for strategy and force development.
The elections were marred by excessive use of force against residents, especially in opposition strongholds in Nairobi, the coast and western Kenya. ... Kenyan and international human rights organizations documented a range of rights abuses by the security forces in military and law enfrocement ...
Nigerian High Commissioner to Kenya Sheidu Momoh confirmed that Obasanjo was in the country "but not on a bilateral mission". ... critic of the Daniel Moi regime, Abacha claimed Obasanjo had come to Kenya to create problems for the Kenyan government by supporting the opposition, and the Nigerian ...


 

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