Fury after sex worker found murdered at Mombasa's Casablanca club

A commercial sex worker was murdered at Mombasa's Casablanca nightclub and her body abandoned in a guest room. The woman, who police are yet to identify, was found dead by workers who sought to clean the room on Saturday. Angry sex workers who normally operate around the club protested their colleague’s killing. They promised to avoid the club premises and look for clients in places they deem safe for their trade. Read: Sex workers trained as paralegals protect colleagues from police harassment

March 26, 2017 11:15 UTC

Let political parties help grow our democracy

With less than five months to the August polls, many aspiring politicians have expressed dissatisfaction over the manner in which their political parties plan to conduct party primaries. According to the Independent, Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), all political parties are required to conduct nominations next month. However, due to vested interests, a political storm seems to be brewing in many parties over nomination procedures. Favouritism, nepotism and tribalism in parties seem to be the order of the day, denying financially handicapped candidates papers. Let political parties conduct their affairs in a credible, free, fair and transparent manner in order to boost voter confidence.

March 26, 2017 11:15 UTC

REVEALED: London terrorist went on '72 hour CRACK COCAINE benders with hookers'

THE killer behind London's terror attack was a party animal who loved crack cocaine sessions with prostitutes, it has been revealed. SWNS • PA REVEALED: The killer behind London's terror attack was a party animalKhalid Masood, 52, allegedly went on huge drug benders for 72 hours at a time – then robbed pushers at knifepoint for his next fix. SWNS PARTY ANIMAL: Masood allegedly went on benders for 72 hours at a timeAccording to The Sun, his obsession in the early 2000s saw landlady Cassie Harvard, 43, and mates kicking him out. Ms Harvard revealed how he often got violent after hard sessions on everything from crack cocaine to acid. "As soon as the picture of the terrorist on a stretcher outside Parliament was published, we suspected it was him."

March 26, 2017 11:03 UTC

Good riddance to plastic bags, they do more harm than good

The ban on production of plastic paper bags is no doubt a bold step. More challenging is the pollution visited upon communities by these bags and wrappers whose quantity appears to overwhelm as each year progresses. Decomposable bagsPlastic packaging has its own advantages, nevertheless, compared to the primitive brown, decomposable paper bags that were in the market two decades ago. Obviously, recycle bins, or bags, would come in handy and that suggests cooperation between the end-user and the garbage-collector. Garbage that is light enough to be blown into the air by occasional whirlwinds is easily strewn to other places.

March 26, 2017 11:03 UTC

Mohammed Ali- Jicho pevu hints as to why he left his journalism career to join politics

A celebrated KTN TV investigative reporter Mohammed Ali- Jicho pevu has hinted why he left his journalism career to join politics. Most people thought it was too earlier for him to exit the field when he was still needed. Speaking to a mammoth crowd at Masinde Muliro at the coast Mohammed Ali said that he saw it good to join politics because it was time for the young people to claim their place in the leadership of the country. Kenya is ripe,” said Mohammed Ali. Muhammed Ali is seeking to be elected as Nyali MP on an ODM ticket.

March 26, 2017 10:41 UTC

Come clean on UAE's Sh28 billion loan, Raila tells Uhuru over port tender award

ODM leader Raila Odinga on Sunday asked the Jubilee administration to come clean on allegations that they received a Sh28 billion bribe from the United Arab Emirates. This was to allow Dubai Port World, which Raila said was defeated by other 12 international port operators, manage the said terminal. The loan, which Raila says was a bribe, was to be used in enhancing operational and business efficiencies of the second container terminal. Raila alleged President Uhuru Kenyatta has a direct interest in the management of container terminal. In September, parliament approved a Sh27.3 billion loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency for the second phase of the SCT's construction.

March 26, 2017 10:36 UTC

Ford Kenya prepares for nominations as it searches for its roar

Two months into the job, the Grace Katasi-led board has moved to exercise its independence from the party. Shes says the board has also secured a consolidated budget allocation into its own account to run all operations. Nominations have been the bane of political parties in the past. Some candidates have even presented fake nomination certificates in the past. Katasi says the Board will also issue nomination certificates to successful candidates as fast as is practically possible.

March 26, 2017 10:16 UTC

Tales of the nails

ALSO READ: More glow, less shineYour nails say a lot about your personality, your tidiness, and your sense of style. Here are some of the things your nails are trying to say to you:Weak, brittle nailsThis is characterised by breaking, peeling and splitting of nails. Your body could also be running low on vitamin A, C, or biotin (a B vitamin that strengthens and helps nails grow). Take a break from nail polish or gel manicure to give your nails a chance to heal. White spotsDo you have white spots on your nails?

March 26, 2017 10:01 UTC

Two children killed after suspect hand grenade explodes in Mandera

Bomb experts are investigating a case where two children were killed at Hareri Hosli, Mandera East after a device they were playing with exploded. Area deputy county commissioner David Mbevi said the children picked the suspected hand grenade and started playing with it. "One of the children died on the spot while the other died on arrival at Mandera county referral hospital," he said. Mandera has over time suffered terror-related attacks believed to be instigated by al Shabaab militants. Read: Fate of officers unknown after al Shabaab attack police post in Mandera

March 26, 2017 09:56 UTC

KRA now directs freeze of Joho’s bank accounts

Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho addresses the press during an inspection tour of the Tononoka grounds. PHOTO | WACHIRA MWANGIThe Kenya Revenue Authority has directed a local bank to freeze Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho’s six bank accounts. INVESTIGATEDThis come just days after the tax man wrote to Diamond Trust Bank asking for information about Joho’s bank account details. In the letter dated March 14, KRA wanted to know Mr Joho’s bank details dating back to January 2011. Instead, they can go ahead and take all the money from my three bank accounts at Stanbic, DTB and Barclays.

March 26, 2017 09:45 UTC

Senator Mike Sonko’s conduct shines spotlight on poor quality of live debates

| Updated Sun, March 26th 2017 at 12:29 GMT +3Nairobi Senator Mike SonkoInteresting events characterise live current affairs talk shows in radio and television stations. Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria walked out of a live radio discussion while Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko became rowdy while being interviewed at prime time on Citizen TV. These isolated incidents raise the red flag on how live studio interviews are likely to be problematic this electioneering period. Journalists and by extension, media houses, must be strict on not only choosing who to invite for live shows, but more on the safety of their staff. There have been cases where in addition to being drunk and poorly prepared for live shows, some guests have turned up in studios while armed.

March 26, 2017 09:22 UTC

IGAD agree to facilitate voluntary return of Somali refugees

| Updated Sun, March 26th 2017 at 12:23 GMT +3Special Summit of the IGAD Head of States and Government at Kenyatta International Convention Centre, NairobiThe Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has resolved to facilitate the voluntary return of Somali refugees in safety and dignity by addressing the root causes of displacement. In a communiqué issued at the end of an IGAD special summit on durable solutions for Somali refugees hosted in Nairobi by President Uhuru Kenyatta in his capacity as the regional body’s rapporteur, the IGAD leaders agreed to support the strengthening of security and stability in Somalia. The IGAD regional leaders also agreed to bolster the protection of refugees and respond effectively to the drought in the region to prevent new forced displacement. Other recommendations of the summit included the strengthening of the capacity of countries in the region to contribute to the protection and provision of assistance to Somali refugees, continue enhancing security within refugee camps and out-of-camp refugee population, and ensure the civilian and humanitarian character of refugee camps and settlements. Earlier, President Kenyatta separately held talks with Prime Minister Desalegn, Presidents Museveni, Mohamed and Kiir, and the new African Union Commission Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat on the sidelines of the IGAD special summit on durable solutions for Somali refugees.

March 26, 2017 09:22 UTC

Moroccan prime minister agrees to form coalition government with five other parties

| Updated Sun, March 26th 2017 at 12:10 GMT +3(PHOTO: REUTERS)RABAT: Moroccan Prime Minster Saad Eddine El Othmani said that he had agreed to form a coalition government with five other parties, breaking nearly six months of post-election deadlock. Othmani, from the Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD), was appointed as premier last week by Morocco's King Mohammed VI. He replaced PJD leader Abdelilah Benkirane, whose efforts to form a government following October elections had been frustrated. The other parties are the Popular Movement (MP), the Party of Progress and Socialism (PPS) and the Constitutional Union (UC). But Benkirane's efforts to form a coalition met with opposition from other parties that critics say are too close to the palace.

March 26, 2017 09:11 UTC

Disband ruthless police unit, Siaya locals tell IG Joseph Boinnet

Equal rights activists say they have evidence of abuses by the Quick Response Unit and the torture of Gwengi and equal rights crusader Rogers Ochieng was just a tip of the iceberg. Ogada said the two were booked in OB 15/22/2017 and were accused of incitement to violence, resisting arrest and assault. We have obtained records of other torture victims such as Samson Otieno Olali who reported under OB 10/24/2017 and Omar Issa OB no 11/24/2017,” Ogada said. “We went to the offices of the regular police and visited the Got Agulu Health Centre where Gwengi and Ochieng were treated. But their medical records are missing.”The officials called on the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet to either completely disband the unit or transfer all the officers at the camp.

March 26, 2017 09:07 UTC

Ignore Jubilee noises, NASA almost naming candidate - Raila

ODM leader Raila Odinga has asked their Jubilee competitors to stop meddling in the affairs of the National Super Alliance. He urged members of the President Uhuru Kenyatta's party to 'concentrate on their losing campaign'. Jubilee has been pushing NASA to name the candidate who will take on Uhuru and Deputy President William Ruto on August 8. "Soon, you will see the white smoke," Raila said, dismissing the 'black smoke' coming from the NASA matter as a smokescreen. [VIDEO] Raila 'ignited fire' that led to 2007/8 post-election violence, says UhuruRead: Raila lashes out at 'desperate' Uhuru over post election violence claims

March 26, 2017 08:47 UTC

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