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At least five people were Wednesday July 24 injured in a blast at a food kiosk in Mandera Town.  Officials said the blast happened when an Improvised Explosive Device went off at the Heritage Restaurant. Officials said they believe the incident was set up by al Shabaab terrorists or their remnants operating in the area. The explosion may have also been set up by locals who are extremists and hiding behind al shabaab terrorists, officials said. “It missed the target. It could have caused more deaths,” said an official on the ground. This is the latest such incident to happen…

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At least 23 senior military officers were Wednesday July 24 promoted in changes announced by the Department of Defense headquarters.  This follows a Defence Council meeting chaired by Prime Cabinet Secretary and acting Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Defence Musalia Mudavadi. The meeting briefed president William Ruto who upheld the recommendations and made various promotions, postings and appointments. In the changes Maj Gen Stephen James Mutuku was appointed the deputy commandant National Defence College. In the Kenya Army, the council promoted Col Edward Nyamao to Brigadier and named him appointed Chief of Compensation and Welfare (DHQ) while Col Collins Otieno was…

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Dozens of journalists joined marches in Kenya on Wednesday in protest at what they see as heavy-handed government tactics to stifle media freedoms, including police attacks on journalists during the demonstrations that have rocked the country for the past five weeks. The journalists — many wearing white — held placards reading “Journalists lives matter”, “Shoot not the messenger” and “End the brutality” as they staged rallies across several towns and cities. The protests were organised in the wake of attacks on journalists covering the anti-government demonstrations, among other grievances. Launched last month by the young Gen-Z Kenyan over tax increases,…

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President William Ruto on Wednesday made public his final list of nominees for the positions of Cabinet nominees. The nomination comes weeks after Ruto sacked his entire cabinet save from Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi. The latest list includes; National Treasury – John Mbadi Youth Affairs, Creative Economy and Sports – Kipchumba Murkomen Cooperatives and MSME Development- Wycliffe Oparanya Gender, Culture, Arts and Heritage – Stella Langa’t Tourism and Wildlife – Rebecca Miano Energy and Petroleum – Opiyo Wandayi Public Service – Justin Muturi Investments, Trade and Industry – Salim Mvurya Labour and Social Protection – Alfred Mutua Mining and…

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President William Ruto Wednesday announced plans for better housing and salary increases for police prison officers starting this month.  Among the plans Ruto’s administration has for the prison service is the provision of better housing for prison officers and increasing their salaries alongside those of other police officers. “This month, the prisons men and women will have their first salary increment instalment together with the other security agencies,” said Ruto. Ruto late last year pledged a 40 per cent increment in police officers’ salaries as part of recommendations by a task-force on police reforms chaired by former Chief Justice David…

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President William Ruto Tuesday named long serving head of operations of security in his office as the new Presidential Escort Unit (PEU) Commandant. The Assistant Inspector General of Police Noah Maiyo has served as the head of operations at PEU for two years and was in similar position at the Office of the Deputy President for a decade. Maiyo is an expert in VIP protection having served in the Presidential Escort for more than 30 years. The new commandant is also an ally to the president. Maiyo takes over from William Yiampoy who was on July 12 moved to police…

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The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has announced it has received an investment proposal from Adani Airport Holdings Limited aimed at modernizing the aging infrastructure of Kenya’s busiest airport, which has been in operation since 1978. KAA Acting CEO Henry Ogoye said that the outdated infrastructure is jeopardizing the country’s regional competitiveness, making a major overhaul essential. Ogoye explained that a comprehensive upgrade project, the JKIA Medium Term Investment Plan, which has been approved by the Cabinet, demands substantial capital investment. However, he noted, the government is unable to finance this project due to current fiscal limitations. According to the KAA,…

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A 14-year-old boy is among two people who were shot and wounded during a cattle rustling incident in Kathelwa sub-location, Kangeta, Meru County. The second victim is a 60-year-old man who was also in the village during the Sunday night attack. More than 200 heads of cattle were stolen in the attack. Police said the villagers were driving back their animals from the Nguthurune grazing area in Akongolo village when they were attacked by bandits. The gang drove away with over 200 heads of cattle and goats belonging to about ten different people in the area. It was then that…

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Detectives are looking for a gang that stabbed and killed a barber in a robbery in Kaptembwo area, Nakuru Town. Yusuf Chacha died at the local county hospital on Monday after he had been stabbed in an attack in London area on July 22. His wife told police she was awoken by a knock on the door and she got up to open since she was still expecting her husband. Upon opening, she was accosted by an unknown man who was in the company of her husband’s friend known as only Peter. The unknown man immediately grabbed her and held…

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There was a tragedy at a construction site when a 30-year-old casual worker died after a casting machine crushed him in Loresho, Nairobi. The victim, Kevin Baraza Mvuya, was on duty at the site with about 20 other workers when the incident happened on Tuesday at about midday. The machine landed on his head crushing him, witnesses and police said. He was rushed to PCEA Kikuyu Hospital where he succumbed to his injury due to profuse bleeding and severe head injury. Police said they are investigating the incident. This is the latest such accident at construction sites in a series…

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The death toll from two landslides in southern Ethiopia has jumped to 229 and could rise further as the search for survivors and casualties continued into a second day, a government official said on Tuesday. A landslide buried people in Gofa zone in Southern Ethiopia regional state on Sunday night, then a second one engulfed others who had gathered to help on Monday morning. “I don’t know when it will stop. We are still recovering bodies,” Markos Melese, head of the National Disaster Response agency in Gofa Zone said. “We are still digging.” On Monday an official said at least…

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US Vice-President Kamala Harris has gone on the offensive against Donald Trump in the first rally of her White House campaign, portraying November’s election as a choice between a former prosecutor and a convicted felon. Speaking to a crowd of about 3,000 in the battleground state of Wisconsin, Ms Harris likened her Republican opponent to fraudsters she said she had prosecuted. Trump, meanwhile, assailed her record on the border, and posted on social media: “Lyin’ Kamala Harris destroys everything she touches!” It comes a day after she secured the support of a majority of Democratic delegates, paving the way for…

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Visitors ran for safety at Yellowstone National Park after a hydrothermal explosion sent rock and steam spewing into the air north of the Old Faithful geyser Tuesday, park officials said. There were no injuries, and the extent of the damage from the blast, which occurred in Biscuit Basin, about 2 miles northwest of Old Faithful, at around 10:19 a.m., was unknown, the National Park Service said in a statement. The type of explosion that happened Tuesday involves hot water and results in “the rapid ejection of boiling water, steam, mud, and rock fragments,” according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Video…

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A senior official at the ministry of health Dr Waqo Dulacha Ejersa is the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA).  He will take over the position after the board announced he was the winner in an interview conducted. Waqo was adversely mentioned in a malaria scandal probe at the ministry. “Following the interview you did on 28th June 2024, the KEMSA Board is pleased to appoint you as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) for a term of four years with effect from 23rd July 2024.” “You will be…

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Is President William Ruto planning to make more changes to the newly released list of cabinet nominees? This is likely to be the situation after National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula read a list of 10 nominees. But on Friday, Ruto released a list of 11. On the list was former Trade CS Rebecca Miano but this time she was the Attorney General nominee. On Tuesday, however, her name was missing from Wetangula’s communiqué. In the communiqué, the head of state reassigned Soipan Tuya and Aden Duale to the Defence and Environment dockets, respectively. Before her tenure at the Trade Ministry,…

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President William Ruto has made further changes to his cabinet. In a communiqué read in Parliament by National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula on Tuesday, the head of state has shuffled Aden Duale and Soipan Tuya. The two are among the six cabinet secretaries who made a comeback two weeks after Dr Ruto dissolved cabinet. Last Friday, the head of state had Soipan return to the Ministry of Environment and Duale to the Defence docket. But in his communiqué, Wetangula said Soipan is the cabinet nominee for the Defence ministry and Duale the Environment ministry. Shortly after the announcement, the former…

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