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Kenya’s Stateless Makonde People Finally Obtain Papers

Kenya’s Stateless Makonde People Finally Obtain Papers

  Amina Kassim would like to register to vote in the next elections in Kenya, where she was born and has lived all her life, but is unable to do so. Descended from an ethnic group from southeast Tanzania and northern Mozambique who had come to work as field labourers in the 1930s, she has […]

Uber Slashes Taxi Fees in Turf War With Safaricom’s Little

Uber Slashes Taxi Fees in Turf War With Safaricom’s Little

American online taxi hailing company Uber has slashed its charges in Mombasa just days after Safaricom-backed rival, Little, announced its entry into the coastal city. The new charges that took effect Thursday will see the San Francisco-based e-hailing firm charge riders Sh35 per kilometre down from Sh50. The firm has also reduced its charges per […]

Somalia: Pirates Still Holding Kenyans, Demand Ransom

Somalia: Pirates Still Holding Kenyans, Demand Ransom

Somalia pirates are still holding three Kenyans captured in November 2014, Marine expert Andrew Mwangura has said. Mwangura said the three – Louis Njoki, George Macharia and George Macharia – were being held alongside 13 foreign sailors. “Mburu, 36, and 41-year old Njoki hail from Ongata Rongai, and are currently in Harardhere District in Galgaduud […]

Kenya: 12 Killed In Mandera Overnight Attack By Al-Shabaab Gunmenall

Kenya: 12 Killed In Mandera Overnight Attack By Al-Shabaab Gunmenall

Twelve people have been killed in an overnight attack at Bishaaro Hotel lodge in Mandera Town by suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen, police confirmed on Tuesday. Mandera East police boss (OCPD) Ezekiel Singoe said the 12 included ten who were visiting for set book performances at schools in the county. He said the 10 had arrived in […]

Kenya: First Ever Mr and Miss Albinism Crowned

Kenya: First Ever Mr and Miss Albinism Crowned

Pomp and colour highlighted the first ever Mr and Miss Albinism beauty pageant on Friday night at Carnivore grounds. During the event that ran under the banner “Beauty Beyond The Skin”, contestants competed in different categories of their choice. Some of the contestants dressed up in their chosen profession, from fishermen, cook, and even soldier […]

Kenya: Uhuru Releases 7,000 Inmates To ‘Free Space For The Corrupt’

Kenya: Uhuru Releases 7,000 Inmates To ‘Free Space For The Corrupt’

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday released 7,000 offenders who were about to clear their sentences to “open space to jail the big corrupt government officers.” President Kenyatta asked Chief Justice David Maraga to crack the whip on the anti-corruption cases before courts and jail those he said had been stealing from Kenyans. During Tuesday’s charged […]

Kenya: Uncle Questions Trump Debate Invitation To Obama’s Half-Brother

Kenya: Uncle Questions Trump Debate Invitation To Obama’s Half-Brother

President Barack Obama’s half-brother Malik is attending Wednesday’s final presidential debate, as a guest of Republican nominee Donald Trump. The president’s paternal uncle in Kenya tells VOA that he believes Malik has allowed himself to be used as a political tool by the Trump campaign. Sayid Obama also says Malik is the only family member […]

Kenya: Aims to Honour Gebrselassie With Lifetime Achievement Award

Kenya: Aims to Honour Gebrselassie With Lifetime Achievement Award

The Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) will present Haile Gebrselassie with the AIMS lifetime achievement award at the AIMS Best Marathon Runner (BMR) awards dinner reception in Athens on 11 November. Gebrselassie’s career will be recognised on behalf of the AIMS members who represent more than 410 of the world’s leading races […]

Kenya: Thika Gets Sh14 Million for Women, Youth

Kenya: Thika Gets Sh14 Million for Women, Youth

Youth and Gender Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki has issued cheques worth Sh14.9 million for the Uwezo Fund, Women Enterprise Development Funds and Youth Enterprise Development Fund in Thika. She encouraged sensitization and public awareness activities to ensure efficiency in loan access, repayment and recovery mechanism which include regular field activities. “As the Cabinet Secretary in […]

At A Kenyan Refugee Camp, Girls Learn To Beat The Odds

At A Kenyan Refugee Camp, Girls Learn To Beat The Odds

On the first day of term at a secondary school in the desert of northern Kenya, Esther Nyakong, the head girl, leads her fellow pupils in assembly prayers in the yard. It is 7:15 am, and everyone has already been in class for more than two hours. “I don’t need to remind you this is […]