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Trade, conservation top agenda as President Kenyatta hosts UK’s Dominic Raab

Trade, conservation top agenda as President Kenyatta hosts UK’s Dominic Raab

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, POLITICS, UGANDA, UK, WORLD
Nairobi, 20th January 2021, President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Nairobi met visiting United Kingdom's Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Dominic Raab who paid him a courtesy call. - President Uhuru Kenyatta with United Kingdom Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Hon. Dominic Raab during a courtesy call at State House, Nairobi. The President and the Secretary of State discussed a wide array of subjects key among them the strengthening Kenya-UK commercial ties following the trade deal signed late last year between the two countries. President Uhuru Kenyatta with United Kingdom Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Hon. Dominic Raab during a courtesy call at State House,...
UGANDANS DECIDE 14/01/2021: 4 Kenyans Arrested Over Anti-Museveni Press Conference

UGANDANS DECIDE 14/01/2021: 4 Kenyans Arrested Over Anti-Museveni Press Conference

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, POLITICS, UGANDA
Four Kenyans have been arrested just outside the Ugandan Embassy in Nairobi. The four Kenyan activists were preparing to issue a statement regarding the tensions in Uganda ahead of the Thursday, January 14, General Election. Those arrested include Haki Africa Executive Director Hussein Khalid, Beatrice Waithera, Ojiro Odhiambo and Yassah Musa.Amnesty International (K) has demanded the immediate release of the activists following the arrest. Kenyan Activist Beatrice Waithera arrested outside Ugandan Embassy in Nairobi on January 13, 2021File “We demand the release of Haki Africa ED Hussein Khalid, Beatrice Waithera, Ojiro Odhiambo and Yassah Musa, who were arrested outside the Ugandan Embassy for speaking against the injustices in Uganda. Standing up for human rights is not a crime,” the N...
The MTV Africa Music Awards(MAMA) is here!

The MTV Africa Music Awards(MAMA) is here!

AFRICA, Entertainment, ETHIOPIA, Ghana, Guinea, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, Ivory Coast, KENYA, Lesotho, LIBYA, Nairobi, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, TANZANIA, UGANDA, West Africa
MTV Africa and MTV Base announced the return of the continental flagship award show in 2021. The Iconic MTV Base celebration, MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA), which showcases the ultimate in African culture, music, and creativity, will be held in a re-imagined virtual format in partnership with Uganda, The Pearl of Africa on February 20th 2021. The MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021 will be broadcast on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and MTV (DStv Channel 130). The repeat show will also be aired on BET Africa, BET International and MTV channels across multiple continents as a one-hour MAMA-themed MTV World Stage feature. The ultimate celebration of local African and international talent and achievement, MAMA 2021, in partnership with Uganda, The Pearl of Africa, recognizes and rewards mu...
Kenya: Today is my last day in office. I thank the Almighty God for fighting my battles and guiding me to this moment. Thank you Kenyans for the opportunity to serve. God bless Kenya- Chief Justice David Maraga {Chief Justice David Maraga’s retirement ceremony in Pictures}

Kenya: Today is my last day in office. I thank the Almighty God for fighting my battles and guiding me to this moment. Thank you Kenyans for the opportunity to serve. God bless Kenya- Chief Justice David Maraga {Chief Justice David Maraga’s retirement ceremony in Pictures}

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA
He assumed the Judiciary's high office in October 2016. He leaves the office after turning 70 years and will be highly remembered for a number of occurrences during his tenure. David Maraga will go down in the books of history as the first Chief Justice not only in Kenya but the whole of Africa to overturn a Presidential election results CJ David Maraga says goodbye on his last day in office. Philomena Mwilu will be a the helm of the Judiciary in an acting capacity until a new Chief Justice is appointed. Chief Just David Maraga Retires offfcially, Deputy chief justice to serve as chief justice Philomena Mwilu in acting capacity Chief Just David Maraga Retires offfcially, Deputy chief justice to serve as chief justice Philomena Mwilu in acting capacity Chief Just David Marag...
Kenya will advance a four-point agenda at the UN Security Council, President Kenyatta says

Kenya will advance a four-point agenda at the UN Security Council, President Kenyatta says

AFRICA, EALA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, POLITICS, USA, WORLD
NAIROBI, 6 January 2021 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta today outlined a four-point agenda that Kenya will advance as the country settles into its non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). President Uhuru kenyatta during the UN Security Council virtual meeting chaired by H.E. Kais Saied, President of the Republic of Tunisia. Also present were the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Chairperson African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat and former President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who briefed the Security Council. The President listed leveraging the knowledge and buy-in of stakeholders closest to crises and supporting the Security Council as well as associated UN bodies to strengthen the capacity of state institutions during post-...
NEW YEAR MESSAGE – 2021

NEW YEAR MESSAGE – 2021

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA
REPUBLIC OF KENYA THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT Fellow Kenyans, As we come to the end of the Year 2020 and we usher in the New Year - 2021, my family and I are today delighted to convey our best wishes to all Kenyans at home and abroad. President Uhuru Kenyatta Fellow Kenyans, The dawn of a New Year is not just a calendar event that marks the passage of time. It symbolizes transition, renewed hope, new opportunities and limitless possibilities. A New Year brings with it the chance for rebirth, renewal as well as restoration. But we cannot experience the ‘newness’ of a new year without a renewal of minds. I say so because you cannot seize the opportunities and limitless possibilities of 2021, if we are stuck in the mind-set of the old year 2020 and the previous...
President Kenyatta signs Anti-Doping Amendment Bill into law

President Kenyatta signs Anti-Doping Amendment Bill into law

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, Nairobi
NAIROBI, 31st December 2020 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed the Anti-Doping (Amendment) Bill, 2020 into law. The new law amends the Anti-Doping Act of 2016 to align Kenya's legislative framework with the 2021 World Anti-Doping code and regulations. The new anti-doping law also ensures the continued participation of Kenyan athletes in local, regional and international competitions in line with the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention against doping in sports. The National Assembly passed the Anti-Doping (Amendment) Bill, 2020 on December 22nd while the Senate passed it on 29 December 2020 before it was presented to the President for signing on Thursday, beating the 1st January 2021 deadline set to bar athletes from non-compliant...
President Uhuru Kenyatta mourns Mama Hannah Mudavadi

President Uhuru Kenyatta mourns Mama Hannah Mudavadi

AFRICA, KENYA
    NAIROBI, 28th December 2020 President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence and comfort to the Mudavadi family following the death of Mama Hannah Atsianzale Mudavadi. Mrs Mudavadi, 92, is the widow of the late Cabinet Minister Moses Mudamba Mudavadi and the mother of former Vice President Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi. In his message of encouragement, President Kenyatta described Mama Hannah, who died Monday morning while receiving treatment at a Nairobi hospital, as a devoted, generous and humble matriarch who raised a close-knit family and contributed immensely to the progress of her community. “Mama Hannah was the cornerstone of the Mudavadi family, a wise woman of few words on whose broad shoulders many people were raised to become great Kenyans. "Mrs Mud...
President Kenyatta mourns Retired Chief Justice Evan Gicheru

President Kenyatta mourns Retired Chief Justice Evan Gicheru

AFRICA, Diplomats, EALA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, WORLD
  NAIROBI,Kenya 26th December 2020 President Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned Retired Chief Justice Johnson Evan Gicheru, who passed away earlier today, as a towering legal mind and a highly accomplished judge.   In his message of comfort and encouragement to the family, relatives and friends, President Kenyatta said Kenya had lost a great leader whose contribution to the development of the legal sector especially the independence of the judiciary has continued to sharpen the country’s democracy.   “It is sad that we have lost one of the greatest legal minds we have had in our country. Justice Gicheru worked tirelessly during his time at the helm of the Judiciary to ensure that the country’s democracy continued to thrive.   "Having worked in different ...
President Kenyatta asks Africa CDC to issue harmonised COVID-19 protocols for AU meetings

President Kenyatta asks Africa CDC to issue harmonised COVID-19 protocols for AU meetings

AFRICA, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, TECHNOLOGY, WORLD, World Health Organization
NAIROBI, 24 December 2020 President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) to prepare harmonised COVID-19 protocols that will ensure participants are safe during the African Union meetings scheduled for February next year.                                                           Kenya's President H.E Uhuru Kenyatta. President Kenyatta emphasized that the protocols will determine whether the African Union (AU) meetings will be virtual or physical given the challenges occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention should give protocols that they think will ensure participants are safe and that will determine whether we will have virtual or physical meetings,” the President said....
We’re committed to the restoration of Nairobi’s ‘Green City in the Sun’ status, President Kenyatta assures

We’re committed to the restoration of Nairobi’s ‘Green City in the Sun’ status, President Kenyatta assures

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Nairobi, WORLD
  NAIROBI, 24th December 2020 President Uhuru Kenyatta has reiterated the Government's commitment to the restoration of green spaces in Nairobi and the improvement of the city's environment.  President Uhuru Kenyatta lights the imposing fig tree along Waiyaki Way in Westlands after unveiling of a conservation declaration for the iconic tree. The President said through the various environmental conservation projects being rolled out across the city, Nairobi was on course to reclaiming its 'Green City in the Sun' status.   The Head of State spoke Thursday evening in Nairobi's Westlands suburb where he unveiled a Presidential Declaration on the conservation of the iconic fig tree along Waiyaki Way. Uhuru Kenyatta gives his address during the unveiling of a co...
President Uhuru Kenyatta  pays tribute as  he visits  the family of the departed leader  Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama at their Nairobi home.

President Uhuru Kenyatta pays tribute as he visits the family of the departed leader Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama at their Nairobi home.

EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, Nairobi, WORLD
President Uhuru Kenyatta with Mrs. Nyagarama,the widow of the late Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama when he visited the family of the departed leader at their Nairobi home.   President Uhuru Kenyatta with Mrs. Nyagarama,the widow of the late Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama when he visited the family of the departed leader at their Nairobi home.
President Kenyatta signs Tax Laws (Amendment), Tea bills into law

President Kenyatta signs Tax Laws (Amendment), Tea bills into law

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, Kisumu, Nairobi, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA
 NAIROBI, 23rd December 2020, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Nairobi, signed into law the Tax Laws (Amendment) Bill 2020 which was passed yesterday by Members of the National Assembly. - President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Nairobi when he signed into law the Tax Laws (Amendment) Bill 2020 and the Tea Bill of 2018 Also signed into law is the Tea Bill of 2018, which contains several reforms among them, the re-engineering of the Tea Board of Kenya to oversee the development, promotion and regulation of Kenya's tea sector. The bills were presented to the President for signature by  Solicitor General Ken Ogeto at the brief ceremony attended by Agriculture CS Peter Munya, Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka and Leader of Majority in the National Assembly Amos Kimunya. ...
President Uhuru Kenyatta in Djibouti for Igad Summit-Pictorial

President Uhuru Kenyatta in Djibouti for Igad Summit-Pictorial

AFRICA, Business, Diplomats, Djibouti, ETHIOPIA, KENYA, WORLD
President Uhuru Kenyatta attends the 38th Extra-Ordinary Summit of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Djibouti. The meeting was called to discuss ongoing regional peace and security initiatives. President Uhuru Kenyatta attends the 38th Extra-Ordinary Summit of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Djibouti. The meeting was called to discuss ongoing regional peace and security initiatives. President Uhuru Kenyatta attends the 38th Extra-Ordinary Summit of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Djibouti. The meeting was called to discuss ongoing regional peace and securi...
BIOGRAPHY: Ali Kirunda-Kivejinja

BIOGRAPHY: Ali Kirunda-Kivejinja

AFRICA, Busoga Kingdom, EALA, EAST AFRICA, Electoral Comission, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, POLITICS, TANZANIA, UGANDA
By Dr Mohammed Kirunda Nkutu KK was born in an aristocratic family that traced its origin from the ancient kingdom of Bunyoro Kitara. He was born at the height of British colonial occupation of Uganda. Undertook Islamic instruction before formal education that took him to India,a newly independent nation. Changed his life career path from human medicine to a political calling  because of the influence of Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s founding prime minister who encouraged him to fight for his country’s independence. Formed a comradeship with John Kakonge, Wadada Musani, Kintu Musoke and Bidandi Ssali to infuse their energies and organize a party linked to the Indian National Congress as a vehicle for independence aspirations. At that tim...
Flamboyant Nairobi governor Mike Sonko impeached

Flamboyant Nairobi governor Mike Sonko impeached

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, POLITICS
Nairobi Kenya- The flamboyant Nairobi city governor, Mike Mbuvi Sonko has been impeached by members of the county assembly. 88 members of the county assembly voted to support the impeachment motion while 2 others voted against the move. The embattled governor is being accused of gross violation of the Constitution and other laws, abuse of office, commission of crimes under the national laws, and lacking the mental capacity to run the county government. The flashy governor, always in love with gold, survived the first impeachment motion in February this year. Sonko has been at loggerhead with the national government especially President Uhuru Kenyatta whom he accuses of meddling in Nairobi county matters. President Uhuru Kenyatta had earlier formed the Nairobi Metropolitan ...
Governor Nyagarama was a true servant leader, President Kenyatta says

Governor Nyagarama was a true servant leader, President Kenyatta says

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, KENYA, POLITICS
NAIROBI, 18th December 2020 President Uhuru Kenyatta has described the departed Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama as a distinguished and true servant of the Kenyan people.   In a condolence message to the family of the County leader, the President mourned Mr Nyagarama, 74, as a friendly, approachable, wise, witty and kind leader whose contribution to the progress of the country especially in the tea sector shall be dearly missed.   “I have learnt with profound shock and sadness of the death of Nyamira Governor, John Nyagarama. My family and I, and the National Government send our deepest condolences and sympathies to the late Governor's family and Nyamira residents.   “As a nation, death has robbed us of a gifted leader whose primary mission was to transfo...
President Kenyatta inaugurates the National Security Telecommunications Service

President Kenyatta inaugurates the National Security Telecommunications Service

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KDF, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, Nairobi, TECHNOLOGY
Caption:President Uhuru Kenyatta unveils a plaque to officially Inauguration of National Telecommunications Service (NSTS) at Embakasi Garrison, Nairobi County. NAIROBI, 17 December 2020 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta today launched the National Security Telecommunications Service (NSTS), an integrated communications platform aimed at enhancing sharing of information between Kenya's security agencies. President Uhuru Kenyatta tours the communication centre during the official Inauguration of National Telecommunications Service (NSTS) at Embakasi Garrison, Nairobi County. “This will enhance co-ordination of security activities and operations, allow real-time information exchange, and allow our security agencies to better deal with emerging threats in the realms of cybercrime...
President Kenyatta inaugurates National Air Support Department

President Kenyatta inaugurates National Air Support Department

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KDF, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, Nairobi, TECHNOLOGY
  NAIROBI, 17th December 2020, President Uhuru Kenyatta has inaugurated the National Air Support Department (NASD), a multi-agency unit within the Ministry of Defence charged with the responsibility of coordinating Kenya's national air response services. President Uhuru Kenyatta tours the National Air Support Department (NASD) during its launch at Wilson Airport, Nairobi County. Speaking to NASD staff at its Wilson Airport headquarters Thursday, the President said the entity which brings together all Government air assets will enhance efficiency in the delivery of aviation services. President Uhuru Kenyatta tours the National Air Support Department (NASD) during its launch at Wilson Airport, Nairobi County. “The National Air Support Department is a multi-agency approach to s...