New York - A man who spent 22 years in prison for a double killing was cleared of the charges on Wednesday, when prosecutors dropped a case that new witnesses threw into question. Newfound witnesses said Buari wasn't the man who shot two men in a parked car on a Bronx corner in 1992. His life is about to get more attention, with a podcast about his case scheduled for release March 28. Buari's lawyer, Oscar Michelen, called the decision "long, long overdue". The podcast, "Empire on Blood", follows the case through the lens of journalist Steve Fishman, known for his interviews with imprisoned fraudster Bernard Madoff.
March 22, 2018 11:37 UTC
By COLLINS OMULOMore by this AuthorCity Hall has earmarked more than 200 buildings in Nairobi for demolition, terming them unsafe for occupation. UNSAFEGovernor Mike Sonko said that an audit on buildings conducted by the Nairobi City Inspectorate Department revealed that several buildings need urgent inspection. Some 217 buildings need to be demolished immediately as they have been marked dangerous for habitation, while another 688 structures need to be urgently investigated. DEMOLISHEDOn Wednesday, City Hall demolished substandard buildings in Zimmerman and Roysambu following the rise in collapse of buildings in Nairobi. According to the Buildings Inspectorate at the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, several buildings in Nairobi are unsafe for occupation.
March 22, 2018 11:03 UTC
By DAVID MWEREMore by this AuthorHealth Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki has survived impeachment over Kenyatta National Hospital saga and claims of abuse of office. Mr Abdullahi, who announced withdrawal of the motion alongside Mr Duale, said the decision was made after consultation with President Kenyatta and Mr Ruto. Mr Duale said the accusations against the CS were not serious and will be addressed at the Cabinet level. On Wednesday, Mr Abdullahi had said the process to compel President Kenyatta to fire Ms Kariuki was complete. Ms Kariuki had also been accused of arbitrarily suspending the CEO of Kenyatta National Hospital Lily Koros after surgery was done on the wrong patient.
March 22, 2018 10:10 UTC
Cyclist Stijn Van Parys is a man on a mission, and his is one many may consider an impossible one — to cycle across Africa in search of adventure. The idea at first was to cycle from Belgium to France, but his long-term dream was to cycle across Africa, with South Africa being his utmost destination. Below are excerpts from the interview:Q: Please take us through your mission and how you came up with the whole idea of cycling across the African continent. So one day we decided to take it to another level, and we both thought Africa would be a great idea. I quit my job in June before my journey commenced a year later, but I actually don't regret my decision.
March 22, 2018 09:33 UTC
AG nominee Kariuki Kihara has said he will create mechanism between various agencies in the judicial system to ease access to justice and reduce case backlogs. “I will look at what bedevils the justice system. The Court of Appeal President said he will further focus on capacity building to rid the judicial system of understaffing and inefficiency which contribute to case backlogs. “What does it benefit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul?” Kihara posed. He said his advice to the government will be honest regardless of whether it will be welcome or not.
March 22, 2018 09:11 UTC
By AFPMore by this AuthorAUCKLAND,New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern received parenting tips from Barack Obama when she met the former US president in Auckland on Thursday. Ardern, who is expecting her first child in June, held discussions with Obama after he received a traditional Maori welcome at Government House. Ardern said they also discussed the state of progressive climate change and engaging young people in politics. Obama is in New Zealand for a three-day trip centred on a corporate speaking function on Thursday night organised by the NZ-US Council. He has also played golf with former prime minister John Key.
March 22, 2018 09:00 UTC
Makena as a young girl in primary school. On seeing my tribulations, my aunt transferred me to Weasley Primary School where I sat for my KCPE, scoring 352 marks out of 500. I had one prosthetic shoe all through. The prosthetic shoe thus became a part of me. BLOW TO SELF ESTEEMHowever, bullying from my classmates in primary school dealt a blow to my self esteem.
March 22, 2018 08:37 UTC
The media was told to get out as Mr Kinoti said he was uncomfortable divulging more details about the suspect in public. Sources told the Nation that the MPs directed Mr Kinoti to arrest the suspect before the end of this week. Mr Kinoti also told the MPs that they have so far arrested 70 people who have been involved in the scam of soliciting money from MPs. In the closed door session, Mr Kinoti told the MPs that he will personally ensure that the main suspect who has been using Ms Chege’s number and the woman who has been sending MPs nude pictures are arrested. We have since established that Mr Kinoti referred to lawmakers in general, and not Ms Chege in particular.
March 22, 2018 08:29 UTC
Rotich explained the monuments or the boundary pillars will be constructed at the boundary lines, marking the limits of the territory. Text the word 'NEWS' to 22840The Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development of Tanzania is also coordinating surveyors from Tanzania. The exercise does not entail a redrawing of the Kenyan or Tanzania boundary. The KIBO boss said they will re-establish, destroyed boundary pillars, construct pillars where none exist and draft a comprehensive agreement on the boundary. Kenya and Tanzania traders have enjoyed unfettered access to trade at the border with little hiccups over the years.
March 22, 2018 08:26 UTC
| Published Thu, March 22nd 2018 at 11:02, Updated March 22nd 2018 at 14:25 GMT +3National Super Alliance affiliate parties have warned they will cut off ODM should it join the government. “ANC will resist the woolly trappings and allures of high office and stay with the people of Kenya. If it becomes necessary, we will remain alone in the Opposition as everyone else goes in government,” Mudavadi said on Tuesday. “We appreciate the initiative by the President Kenyatta and Raila on an all-inclusive and structured dialogue. We are on record calling for dialogue as a way of healing our country,” Wiper said.
March 22, 2018 08:09 UTC
Seeing him work so well with passengers in the purely communications job, Maritim passes for a professional in customer service. Maritim’s story is that of someone whose career found more bearing in soft skills than in academic qualifications. “Engineering students, for instance, will automatically switch their minds off anything that is not engineering in their minds. According to Prof Shiundu, the changing career world favours those with soft skills. Past reports indicate that employers have decried the lack of soft skills in job seekers.
March 22, 2018 08:03 UTC
Should these cracks lead to a division of the opposition then this will be an open gate for the DP Ruto to proceed to power without having a hard time. Because division in NASA will mean division of support and power from the opposition subscribers. The DP will enjoy support from Uhuru Kenyatta (if at all he will keep his promises). The opposition should, therefore, be ready to understand that splitting will only mean declaring Ruto the president of the Republic of Kenya come 2022. Do you have stories, videos or pictures you would like to share with the world?
March 22, 2018 08:03 UTC
This week, through the Department of Agriculture, Governor Prof John Lonyangapuo rolled out a Sh20 million drought prevention programme. "I am committed to rewriting the story of West Pokot through initiatives that boost food security. It's time to invest in long-term measures and break the vicious cycle of over-reliance on relief food", Governor Lonyangapuo said Saturday while addressing Chiefs, Sub-Chiefs and Village Elders in Kishaunet. See Also: West Pokot rolls out Sh100m massive ECD faceliftThe programme targets the vulnerable in the society which include the poverty-stricken, disabled, widows, orphaned children among others. Additional efforts have also been put in place to make West Pokot food secure through the acquisition of customised fertiliser.
March 22, 2018 07:44 UTC
"I do not want to be an obstacle, for the country to continue suffering with the uncertainty of these recent times," said the president, who survived a previous impeachment vote in December. Pressure built on Kuczynski to resign throughout Wednesday after the opposition alleged the embattled president was trying to buy votes ahead of the impeachment ballot. Keiko Fujimori tweeted, using the president's initials. The videos, dating from December, were filmed ahead of the previous impeachment vote, which Kuczynski survived with Kenji Fujimori's help. Kuczynski said during the week he was confident of defeating the impeachment vote.
March 22, 2018 07:41 UTC
Kenyan is splitting into two, and it happening very fast from Suswa: FalseSuswa, located between Narok and Nairobi counties, is a shield volcano that lies on the Great Rift Valley which has a history of tectonic and volcanic activity. Geologists have raised alarm over the possibility of countries which the Great Rift Valley cuts through splitting following tectonic plate movements that have left fissures in Suswa on the valley. These experts in the structure of the Earth say that despite the Rift Valley remaining tectonically inactive in the recent past, there could be movements deep within the Earth’s crust that have resulted in zones of weakness extending all the way to the surface and that the rains have only aggravated the situation by washing away the soil filling up the cracks.
March 22, 2018 07:41 UTC