Saturday, September 21, 2019

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    EXTRA: Man loses wife to pastor who presided over his wedding

EXTRA: Man loses wife to pastor who presided over his wedding

John Kanyua, a businessman in Kenya, has lost his wife to the pastor who presided over his wedding.According to NAIROBI NEWS, Leah Wambui, his wife, had reportedly fled with the pastor, abandoning a 26-year union that produce five children.The newspaper said the relationship between the duo began when Kanyua and his wife started attending the pastor’s Joy Springs Church in Juja [...]

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    Kenyan lawmaker sent out of parliament for coming with baby

Kenyan lawmaker sent out of parliament for coming with baby

Zulekha Hassan, a Kenyan lawmaker, was on Wednesday asked out of the national assembly for coming with her baby. Chris Omulele, the speaker of the house, ordered Hassan to leave, saying her actions are unprecedented.Speaking to journalists after the incident, Hassan said she had to bring her baby to plenary because she had an emergency.She explained that she has had three [...]

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    Kenyan court upholds ban on same-sex relations

Kenyan court upholds ban on same-sex relations

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    Presidential election debacle, the Kenya example

Presidential election debacle, the Kenya example

BY ALEXANDER IFEANYICHUKWUIn 2017, the East African country of Kenya rewrote Africa’s democratic history.In what demonstrated patriotism at the highest level and judicial precedence which will continue to guide other African democracies on the path of sanity,the Kenyan Supreme Court within 23 days after its Presidential Election upturned the verdict of the election umpire and called for a re-run of [...]

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    Kenyan, who died alongside mother, three kids had premonition about Ethiopian Airlines crash

Kenyan, who died alongside mother, three kids had premonition about Ethiopian Airlines crash

Carol Karanja, a Canada-based Kenyan woman who died alongside her mother and three children in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash, had a premonition about the flight a week earlier.According to CNN, Karanja had sent a message to her sister and father about her ill feelings.The ill-fated 737 MAX 8 airplane crashed minutes after take-off on Sunday on its way to [...]

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    Plane with 157 on board crashes on its way to Kenya

Plane with 157 on board crashes on its way to Kenya

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger plane bound for Nairobi, Kenya capital city, crashed on Sunday.The aircraft which took off from Addis Ababa, was said to have 149 passengers and eight crew members on board.The crash occurred at 08.44 local time in Bishoftu,  shortly after take-off from the Ethiopian capital.The airline confirmed the incident in a statement. It, however, said it could [...]

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    Ethiopia’s Yinesu wins 2019 Access Bank Marathon

Ethiopia’s Yinesu wins 2019 Access Bank Marathon

Sintayehu Yinesu of Ethiopia outpaced thousands of marathoners on Saturday to emerge winner of the 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.Yinesu breast the tape in a time of 2.17.20 to grab the ultimate prize of $50,000.Joshua Kipkorir of Kenya came second with a time record of 2.18.16 to go home with $30,000 while William Yegon, also of Kenya, came third [...]

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    VIDEO: Ex-Kenyan prime minister mocks Nigeria at anti-corruption summit

VIDEO: Ex-Kenyan prime minister mocks Nigeria at anti-corruption summit

Raila Odinga, Kenyan opposition leader, has used a former Nigerian minister as an example of how public office holders amass wealth illegally.Addressing an audience at a summit which held in Kenya, Odinga spoke of how an unnamed Malaysian minister hosted his Nigerian counterpart and they shared ideas on corruption.According to him, after taking an infrastructural tour around the country, both men [...]

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    ‘Many killed’ as gunmen attack Kenyan hotel

‘Many killed’ as gunmen attack Kenyan hotel

Scores of people were injured on Tuesday when gunmen suspected to be al-Shabab militants attacked Dusit hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.The militants were said to have attacked the hotel around 3pm, shooting their way into the complex. After the invasion, they threw bombs at vehicles in the car park.Some occupants were injured in course of the gunfire and blasts, as they [...]

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    Runners from 42 countries sign up for 2019 Access Bank Lagos marathon

Runners from 42 countries sign up for 2019 Access Bank Lagos marathon

Over 4000 runners from 42 countries have registered to participate in the 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.Olukayode Thomas, head of communications and media for the marathon, said the figure does not include over 200 professional runners mostly from Asia, Europe, America, Kenya, Ethiopia and other East, Central and South African countries.He said the US has the highest number of [...]

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    Kenyan teenagers win Daily Trust African of the Year award

Kenyan teenagers win Daily Trust African of the Year award

A group of Kenyan schoolgirls has emerged winners of the African of the Year award for 2018.The girls including Stacy Owino, Purity Achieng, Ivy Akinyi, Synthia Otieno and Macrine Atienowere were selected out of several dozen nominees for developing a mobile application called I-cut.The newspaper said in a statement issued Thursday that the application has become a "very useful tool" [...]

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    Theresa May to visit Nigeria on Wednesday

Theresa May to visit Nigeria on Wednesday

British Prime Minister Theresa May will visit three African countries, including Nigeria, on Wednesday.According to a statement by the UK government, May will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja and also spend time in Lagos, where she is expected to visit victims of modern slavery.She would also visit Kenya and South Africa.The visit comes at a time the UK [...]

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    Anti-graft war: Kenyan govt officials to take lie detector test

Anti-graft war: Kenyan govt officials to take lie detector test

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered all top government officials to undergo a lie detector test as part of a corruption crackdown.Kenyatta said the test would determine employee "integrity" and that it's just one of the measures to deal with the menace.The order is part of measures to tackle graft after some officials and business people were detained for alleged theft [...]

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    MATTERS ARISING: Ballot box reads Kano but INEC says underage voters are from Kenya

MATTERS ARISING: Ballot box reads Kano but INEC says underage voters are from Kenya

The underage voting saga is beginning to develop a K-leg, literally. The pictures of kid voters are from Kenya and not Kano, according to the latest information from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The inconsistency in the narratives of underage voters participating in last month's local government election in Kano cannot but leave one wondering what the truth really is. After [...]

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    Doctor ‘performs brain surgery on wrong patient’ in Kenya

Doctor ‘performs brain surgery on wrong patient’ in Kenya

The management of Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH),  Nairobi, Kenya, has suspended four of its staff for reportedly performing a brain surgery on the wrong patient.According to Kenya's Daily Nation, the incident occurred as a result of  a mix-up during handover from admission to surgery, leading to the identification tag being placed on the wrong patient.The wrong patient needed treatment for [...]

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    US backs Kenyatta as Kenya’s president, rejects Odinga

US backs Kenyatta as Kenya’s president, rejects Odinga

The US government has declared its support for Uhuru Kenyatta as the president of Kenya.It said Kenyatta was validly elected in accordance with the country's constitution.Raila Odinga, the opposition leader, had on Tuesday sworn himself in as president after the country's apex court had upheld Kenyatta's victory in the November re-run election.The first election, held in September 2017, was annulled [...]

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