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Barely a week passes by without a crime or two being reported in Munyeki village since December last year. This village, located about 3km from Ol Kalou Town, has seen it all: burglaries, muggings, livestock theft, abduction and vandalism. The village's terrain has made it an easy prey for criminals. criminals
An MoU was signed by Governor Mutahi Kahiga and PS Mwaura Hinga at Kakamega High School on the sidelines of the Fifth Annual Devolution Conference. Nyeri will provide land for the project. Housing is one of the four pillars of the Jubilee administration. The others are food security, ...

Residents of seven villages in Marsabit have sent 43 representatives in search of food and non-food items in Moyale Town after floods washed away their property and impassable roads left them without any food supplies. The villages include Dabel, Dirdima, Illadu, Qualaliwe, Funanyata, Qolob ...
Best places to buy land in Kenya ... A little-known town in Nakuru County posted the best growth in land prices in the country in 2017, a new report shows. ... by real estate firm HassConsult, land prices in Ngata rose by 20.66 per cent in 2017, making it the best performing town of the 75 towns surveyed.
Two Nairobi lobby groups have expressed their disappointment with the state of affairs in the city following a story published in the Nation touching on the garbage crisis. The Consumers Federation of Kenya (Cofek) and the Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (Kara) criticised the state of ...

Two dams in Kenya are close to overflowing because of heavy rains, threatening the lives of thousands of people, the Red Cross has told the BBC. ... Another Nairobi tweeter sent out a rallying call for the city's residents to snap similar pictures to show the authorities that there is a drainage problem.
President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday launched two new programmes - the Kenya Urban Support Programme (KUSP) and Kenya Devolution Support Programme (KDSP) that will receive the funding. The launch of the programmes was one of the highlights of the 5th Devolution Conference currently going ...
These are not the first incidents. In the last five years, there have been several outbreak reports of the same diseases in the North Eastern part of Kenya. According to World Health Organisation records, the town of Mandera in the north east of the country recorded 1700 positive cases of chikungunya in May ...
Villagers of Bolo location in Nyakach, Kisumu County in shock on Monday after they found the body of a middle aged woman buried two years ago missing from the grave. By Victor Otieno. Villagers in Bolo location of Nyakach in Kisumu County woke up to a bizarre incident on Monday morning when the ...
Kenya Power has renewed its commitment to partner with the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) to carry out regular energy audits among ... is currently undertaking the KShs.13 billion Nairobi Underground Cabling project which is aimed at improving power supply around the city and its environs.
Matatu Transport Vehicles Association secretary general Wambugu Kanoru claimed the demolition was done to give way for traders backing the current city administration. "The ongoing demolition has nothing to do with opening spaces for matatus. Those structures are at the edges of the terminus," Kanoru ...
Inspector General of Police (center) and Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti are briefed by a police officer on the cache of arms numbed with terrorists who intended to blow up buildings in Nairobi. [Photo by George Njunge/Standard]. Crime in Nairobi has surged after the closure of schools for ...
The National Land Commission (NLC) may have irregularly paid Sh1.5 billion for land at the centre of ownership dispute between two city schools and two private firms after it emerged on Tuesday that the land is government owned. On March 17, 2017, the former Education Cabinet Secretary, Fred ...
City Hall has acquired a flush machine to be used to clear blocked drainage systems. Speaking during the launch of the machine on Tuesday, Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary James Macharia said the unblocking drainage was part of programmes funded by the World Ban under the Nairobi ...
The matatu industry has grown from humble beginnings in the 1960s to become a dominant player in the transport sector. But it has not been without controversy, and has attracted headlines for rowdiness, disregard for basic traffic rules, harassment of passengers, and even sexual harassment. The battle ...

It's half past nine in the morning — 74-year-old Price Haywood has just finished his breakfast. He is now basking under a tree in his homestead in Frere Town here in Mombasa, Kenya. One of his daughters-in-law is washing the utensil outside the house. Haywood's great-great-great-great grandfather was ...
Cash-strapped Kenya Methodist University (KeMu) is seeking to sell a prime office block in Nairobi's city centre to clear a Co-operative Bank loan, tax and staff dues, highlighting the struggles of private universities as students dwindle. The university is selling the iconic KeMU Hub on Koinange Street, which ...
A woman and her child were killed on Sunday after they were swept away by floodwaters in Homa Bay Town. This follows heavy rains in the town ... Search teams from the county disaster department and the Kenya Red Cross helped in efforts to find and retrieve the bodies. But the search stalled due to lack ...
In recent weeks, the town and its outskirts have been grappling with an increase in violent robberies, muggings and abductions. The gangs are usually armed with daggers, machetes and metal bars, while some have guns. Recently, a Catholic priest was abducted in broad daylight at KCB Bank in Nyeri ...
The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has been leading a delegation of 18 players drawn from across Kenya's tours and travel industry on a one-week ... Among the cities that were covered during the roadshow were the Canadian city of Toronto, as well as the U.S. cities of New York and Boston in the East ...
At the time of Assefa Abyou's press conference, over 9,600 asylum seekers had fled the border town of Moyale into Kenya according to Kenyan media reports. The federal police chief according to the state-affiliated FBC said government was “undertaking various activities to bring them back home.”.
The demolitions were carried out by the National Construction Authority as Kenya Power and the Kenya Railway Company sought to reclaim the land. The demolitions, which caught the residents unawares, came just days after similar ones in Mukuru kwa Njenga and Imara Daima. More than 500 mabati ...
Phyllis Omido didn't know about either kind when, starting in 2007, several children in Owino Uhuru, a village in Mombasa, Kenya's second-largest city, started fainting and convulsing like epilepsy patients. Or when, in 2010, her toddler son suddenly fell ill, a few months after she took a job in the village.
A female body has been recovered from the rubble of a building collapse in Kenya's capital as search and rescue work has been called off, an official said Sunday. Nairobi's police chief Joseph ole Tito said the operation had been completed in the debris of the four-story guest house that collapsed Saturday ...
Kenyan officials said Friday that at least 15 people have drowned and scores of families have been displaced across the East African nation during two days of heavy rainfall that caused flooding in urban and rural areas. The deaths happened as flood and river waters swept through Kenyan towns that had ...
Omido takes Okello to the hospital and stays with her until she's admitted. She then drives an hour north to a small coastal city, arriving at a walled compound where she's taken refuge since November. She's hiding here, she says, while a lawsuit she filed against the Kenyan government and the ... woman
Migori residents have been forced to go without clean water for the last five months. This is after the main water service providing firm, the Migori Water and Sanitation Company (Miwasco) failed to pay electricity bills amounting to Sh5 million to Kenya Power and Lighting Company. The water firm requires ... woman
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko will soon unveil a list of shadowy land and property grabbers in Nairobi. Sonko on Friday held a consultative meeting with his crack team formed this week to locate and repossess all grabbed public lands. Prominent businessmen and politicians have been routinely linked to ... woman
Nairobi - An inquest has started in Kenya's western town of Kisumu into the death of a six-month-old baby who was allegedly hit on the head by police during opposition protests last year against President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election. The death of Samantha Pendo (Swahili for love) shocked this country ... woman
Mombasa - A Kenyan court on Friday sentenced the widow of a radical imam to 10 years in prison for her role in a failed attack on a police station in the port city Mombasa. Haniya Said was found guilty of conspiracy for supporting an attack in which three women fire-bombed the city's main police station on ... woman
An inquest has started in Kenya's western town of Kisumu into the death of a six-month-old baby who was allegedly hit on the head by police during opposition ... Kenya's Supreme Court nullified Kenyatta's win in August citing irregularities and illegalities and ordered a fresh election on Oct. 26 which the ... woman
Kenyan authorities said suspected al-Shabab extremists killed three teachers in an overnight attack Friday in the northeastern county of Wajir, while ... the wife of a slain Muslim cleric was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the attack by three women on a police station in the coastal city of Mombasa in 2016. woman
The fact is we have not had adequate rainfall for the last two years and that is the way it is,” Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company acting .... Nairobi is yet to be named as one of the cities with a severe water problem but the news from Cape Town are sending alarm bells ringing, albeit almost late. woman
... letter claimed the MP has been abusing, intimidating and issuing unlawful and irregular directives to the CECs. It further claimed that the MP has assumed the role of the chief officer and procurement manager at City Hall and has been issuing "phony tenders of supply of goods and services to suppliers". woman
MOMBASA, Kenya: A Kenyan court on Friday sentenced the widow of a radical imam to 10 years in prison for her role in a failed attack on a police station in the port city Mombasa. Haniya Said was found guilty of conspiracy for supporting an attack in which three women fire-bombed the city's main police ... woman
The global super-rich are flocking to Kenya's capital, Nairobi to snap up additional luxury homes that sell from Sh80 million, according to a new report by property ... The city is also Africa's fourth most expensive to live in, according to a cost of living index prepared for various cities across the world. woman
Kisumu city, where her father Anyang Nyong'o is governor, had spared no costs in anticipation of Lupita's arrival on February 13. Speaking to Nairobi News, Imax marketing manager Flora Njagi said they chose to stage the movie's premiere in Kisumu because Lupita was “a girl from that soil”. Lupita plays ... woman
Members of popular Facebook group Kilimani First Wives poured out their hearts at the prospects of their husbands ignoring them and taking mistresses for dates on Valentine's Day. The wives were discussing how mpango wa kandos should keep off as their men would be busy the whole day. Some wives ... woman
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - An inquest has started in Kenya's western town of Kisumu into the death of a six-month-old baby who was allegedly hit on the head by police during opposition protests last year against President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election. The death of Samantha Pendo (Swahili for love) shocked ... woman
A city hawker wants President Uhuru Kenyatta to fulfill a pre-election promise he made to him during a campaign tour last year. Dennis Murimi Wachira rose to fame on September 1, 2017 after he managed to breach presidential security detail during Mr Kenyatta's campaign stopover on Jogoo Road to ... woman
Four people who tested positive for the Chikungunya virus are all from Tchundwa village, Lamu East. Acting Health chief officer David Mulewa said blood samples from residents who had shown symptoms of chikungunya were sent to the Kenya Medical Research Institute early this month. Four tested ... woman
Residents of Cape Town in South Africa are braving themselves for the worst of times. They are steeling themselves to beat "Day Zero", when reservoirs will all run dry and taps will be shut off in the city's homes, forcing its affluent residents to queue for water in several water points. The acute shortage is ... woman
Nairobi deejays are appealing to the police to stop arresting them during ongoing noise pollution crackdown on nightclubs. This is after two deejays were arrested over the weekend at a nightclub on Kiambu Road. Dj Riggz and Dj Tremor were arrested at Club Jikonis in Ridgeways on Saturday night during ... woman
In Lodwar, the county headquarters, there is electricity and a few kilometres of tarmac roads, but the main routes out of town are in a state of disrepair. Many Turkanas live in tiny huts in villages without running water or electricity. Illiteracy is high. Only half the school-age children in Turkana are enrolled in ... woman
There's a general misconception that whatever passes for popular art in Kenya are the curios sold to tourists or the murals that hang in restaurants and ... Over the last few years, Kenya has cashed in on the “art boom” that Africa has been experiencing, especially in major cities like Lagos and Cape Town. woman
When the forecasts turned out to be true and rain fell from the skies, the residents of Cape Town in South Africa rejoiced, thanked God and stood outside to feel the water on their skin. ... Residents of the city have been under orders to save water meticulously to avoid the city's taps running dry. There is a ... woman
It will also continue to operate its four flights a week route via the Zambian city of Livingstone and three flights routing via Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls with traffic rights on all sectors. This comes barely three weeks since the country's national carrier started selling tickets ahead of their inaugural flights to New ... woman
The ongoing crackdown on gangs behind the surge in muggings in Nairobi is increasingly testing the ability of the police to deal with crime through the tools available to them, including closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras. With over Sh14 billion spent in the last two years to wire the city with CCTV ... woman


 

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