Kenya's Ambassador to South Sudan, Chris Karumba Mburu, is dead.Mburu,
a former director at the National Intelligence Service (NIS), collapsed
and died at his residence in the capital Juba on Sunday, the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs says.
In his condolence message,
President Uhuru Kenyatta described the late Mburu as a distinguished
career public servant and a great Kenyan diplomat who was committed to
building strong bilateral ties between Nairobi and Juba.“Death has
robbed us of a great public servant who served his country with
distinction. Since his appointment as our envoy to Juba, Ambassador
Mburu has worked hard to ensure free flow of trade and investment
between Kenya and South Sudan,” the President wrote.The official cause of death had not been established by the time...
NAIROBI, 14 February 2020 (PSCU)
– First Lady Margaret Kenyatta today set the ball rolling for this
year’s Beyond Zero Half Marathon by flagging off a 100-men run at Karura
men only run, under the tagline ‘I will Run For Her’, is a precursor
for this year's Beyond Zero Half Marathon slated for Sunday, March 8th.
event was held to coincide with the Valentine Day and the men were
running to show solidarity and harness their engagement around issues of
maternal and child health that affect their mothers, wives, sisters,
daughters and the girl-child.
These include the repair
and reintegration of women living with obstetric fistula, championing
the country validation for the pre-elimination of mother-to-child
transmission of HIV and syphilis by 2021, p...
Several pupils from Itithini Primary School in Ukia ward, Kaiti constituency, Makueni, today reported to school drunk.
Head teacher Joel Mwongela has blamed parents.
He said some of them have schoolgoing children but still get involved in preparing local brew famously known as “Karubu”.
The children in Garde I, II and III arrived in school intoxicated.
Upon investigations, the teachers realised the children found the alcohol in the bush the previous night and drunk it.
Authorities convened a meeting at the school to discuss the matter further.
Echesa’s lawyers dismissed the prosecution’s claims that the said documents were recovered from his vehicle when detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) arrested him.
Further, the lawyer said the offence for which the former cabinet
member was being questioned is minor and as such did not warrant his
detention as authorities investigate the matter.
“From the affidavit of the Investigating Officer, it is clear the
offence the applicants are investigating. A minor offence of making a
document cannot call for the detention of the first respondent
(Echesa),” the court heard.
“It won’t help the investigation that he must be in custody for the
investigation of such a minor offence to be concluded,” Echesa’s counsel
The body of the late Moi being driven into the stadium to the waiting thousands of Kenyans and other mourners during the celebration of the life of President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi, at the Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi.on 11th February 2019.
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni pays the last respect t to the late Moi as he Joined thousands of Kenyans and other mourners to celebrate the life of President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi, at the Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi.on 11th February 2019.
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni interacting with some of the children of the late Moi as he Joined thousands of Kenyans and other mourners to celebrate the life of President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi, at the Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi.on 11th February 2019.
Wednesday flocked the Nyayo National Stadium in the capital Nairobi for
the funeral of former president Daniel Arap Moi.
Moi, who led the country for 24 years, died last week at the age of
95. He will be buried on Wednesday at his Kabarak home in Nakuru county
after Tuesday’s funeral.
Tuesday has been declared a public holiday in Kenya in his honour,
and a large turnout is expected at the ceremony in Nyayo National
According to the Daily Nation newspaper, this is the day’s order of events:
08:00 – Members of public to be seated08.30 – Funeral procession leaves parliament for Nyayo National Stadium10:00 – State officials and guests to be seated10:30 – President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta to be seated10:45 – Memorial service begins...
Kenyans thronged Parliament Buildings Saturday to pay their respects as the body of former president Daniel Moi lay in state.
Uhuru Kenyatta and leaders from different political divide were at
Parliament Buildings Saturday midmorning to view the remains of the
Moi's body was transported early Saturday morning from Lee Funeral Home to Parliament for for public viewing.
Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua said Kenyans will have three days from Saturday to Monday to view the body.
Former Kenyan President Daniel Moi will be buried on February 12 if the proposed date is agreed upon by the President.
family and the funeral committee have also agreed that there will be
public viewing of the body at Parliament Buildings for three days --
Saturday to Monday.
President Kenyatta is expected to view the body on Saturday.
The tentative programme proposes a public memorial service to be held at Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on Tuesday.
more elaborate announcement will be made tomorrow after a meeting of
the committee with President Kenyatta, who is expected back from his US
tour with ODM leader Raila Odinga.
Meanwhile, the burial preparations are in top gear at the former Head of State’s Kabarak home in Nakuru County.
The pastoral community in Karamoja is in panic following reports that
the deadly locusts that have attacked parts of Africa are only 60
kilometres away from Uganda.
The locusts are said to be advancing to Uganda through West Pokot County in Kenya to Amudat and via Turkana to Kaabong.
On Saturday, Feb 1, Kaabong and Amudat local governments formed committees to monitor the border.
The teams were directed to closely monitor the borders and report to
the districts and the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and
Fisheries if they see anything similar to the ravenous insects.
Mr. Mark Abuku, the LCV Chairperson for Kaabong District said they
have mobilised the community and pastoralists grazing along the border
of Kaabong and Turkana to report anything unusual for proper ...
The date was December 29, 2002 and the venue Nairobi Serena Hotel.
event was the historic concession by Kanu presidential candidate Uhuru
Kenyatta to the opposition National Rainbow Alliance's Mwai Kibaki.
those standing with the scion of Kenya’s founding President Jomo
Kenyatta were Cabinet ministers William Ruto and Chris Okemo, as well as
MPs-elect Musa Sirma, Njenga Karume, Patrick Muiruri and former
National Social Security Fund Managing Trustee Jos Konzolo.
missing was the younger Kenyatta’s running mate and immediate former
Vice-President Musalia Mudavadi, who had just lost his Sabatia
parliamentary seat to newcomer Moses Akaranga.
take this opportunity to thank… President (Daniel arap) Moi for his
In the Daniel arap Moi family, the
fortunes of Jonathan Toroitich followed those of his mother Lena:
Forgotten, cowed and, by middle-class standards, living in penury.
having a billionaire father, Jonathan never lived a profligate
lifestyle — and it was no wonder that his brother, Baringo Senator
Gideon Moi, mourned him as a “down-to-earth” person.
sources say that as the eldest son, Jonathan was always uncomfortable
that his father appeared to favour the youngest son, Gideon, who today
doubles as the spokesman on all matters pertaining to the family, and
Moi’s health, against Kalenjin traditions.
most sons and daughters of African dictators live in luxury, the same
cannot be said of most of Moi’s children who don’t seem to display any ...
A Kenyan police official says 13 children have died in a stampede at a
primary school in the country’s western area after they were let out to
More than 20 other students were injured during the Monday afternoon
incident, said David Kabena, the police in charge of Kakemega central
Former prime minister Raila Odinga commented on the tragedy.
“My heartfelt condolences to parents that have lost loved ones in
the unfortunate and regrettable tragedy at Kakamega Primary School. I
wish a quick recovery to the injured children and pray that God grant
strength to the affected families,” said Odinga on Twitter.
The former President of Kenya, Daniel Arap Moi has died. Moi, 95, died in Nairobi Hospital on Monday night.
His death was announced on Tuesday morning by President Uhuru
Kenyatta who has sent his condolences to the family. Mr Moi was to turn
96 this September.
Moi has been in and out of hospital in the past years.
According to Wikipedia, Moi became president as a result of the death of the then president Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.
Through popular agitation and external pressures, he was forced to
allow multiparty elections in 1991; he led his party, KANU, to victory
in the 1992 and 1997 elections. Prior to becoming President, he served
as the third Vice President of Kenya from 1967 to 1978.
Moi is popularly known to Kenyans as Nyayo, a Swahili wo...
Kenyan students caught up in a lockdown in Wuhan, China, are
worried that the government is not proactive in protecting them, a day
after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus
outbreak that has so far killed 210 people around the world and infected
more than 10,000 others a public health emergency of international
The students, who reached out to the Saturday Nation
on Friday hours after national carrier Kenya Airways announced
cancellation of all flights to and from Guangzhou in the Chinese
mainland, said they were beginning to worry whether anything was being
done to protect them as the situation in Wuhan continues to escalate.
number of Kenyan and African students opted to stay in the country as
China kicked off its traditional N...
The worst locust outbreak that parts of East Africa have seen in 70
years needs some $76 million to help control and the money is “required
by, actually, now,” the United Nations said Thursday.
So far just $15 million has been mobilized to help stop the outbreak
that threatens to worsen an already poor hunger situation for millions
of people in Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and elsewhere, Dominique Bourgeon,
emergencies director with the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization,
told a briefing in Rome.
“You can imagine that a country that has not seen such a thing in 70
years is not well prepared,” he said of Kenya, East Africa’s economic
If after April the money has come, it’s somehow useless. So the timing, location, is crucial.
The outbreak, blamed in part on a chang...
JAMBINI, NYANDARUA COUNTY, 31st January 2020, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta today launched the construction of Shs 1.8 billion Naivasha to Njabini road.
The upgrading of the 32-kilometre earth road to bitumen standard is expected to be complete by August 2022.
thousands of jubilant wananchi who turned out to witness the launch,
the President said the new road will enhance the smooth movement of farm
produce from agriculturally rich region to markets.
new road is key to improved economy in this region. It will help our
farmers to take their produce to markets,” the President said adding
that the new road will help reduce travel time between Nakuru and
President reiterated that projects being implemented by his government
Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu broke two cardinal rules of Kenyan
politics, but for some reason, he did it with reckless abandon, managing
to simultaneously dismiss the political wishes of the occupant of the
house on the hill, looting the coffers of the most populous county dry
while maintaining his innocence in poorly constructed English and
donning painfully oversize shirts.
Recently, Kenyans have come up with a phrase for describing the trajectory which the country’s political landscape is taking, Nobody Can Stop Reggae and on Wednesday evening, Lucky Dube’s spirit hovered over the Senate as legislators from the Kieleweke
faction conspired to kick out Waititu despite last-ditch efforts by the
beleaguered governor to summon his inner Orengo in an attempt to warn
National carrier Kenya Airways has suspended flights to China, hours
after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Corona Virus a global
health emergency as the outbreak continues to spread outside the Asian
As it stands, the virus has already claimed the lives of
213 people in China especially in Hubei Province, the epicentre of the
virus while the United States has advised its citizens not to travel to
KQ seemed reluctant to suspend flights to China but it has now
announced the suspension of all flights to and fro Guangzhou starting
“We have temporarily suspended all flights to and from Guangzhou starting Friday, January 31, 2020, until further notice. We, however, clarify that our service between Nairobi and Bangkok remains op...
Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, January 30, 2020, held
talks with visiting officials of the University of Manchester and
Christie NHS Foundation where it was agreed to establish a strategic
partnership aimed at strengthening healthcare sector in the country.
The meeting, held at State House, Nairobi, was a follow up of the
signing of an MoU between Kenya and the two British institutions on the
sidelines of the recent UK-Africa investment summit in London.
Through the partnership, the University of Manchester and Christie
NHS Foundation Trust will collaborate with Kenyatta University Teaching
Research and Referral Hospital (KUTRRH) in the prevention and management
of non-communicable diseases with special emphasis on cancer and mental
The agreement pr...