Twenty-seven members of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) appeared in a Zimbabwe court facing public violence charges on Saturday after six people were killed in post-election protests that were met by a military crackdown. The 27 MDC members were arrested on Thursday at the party’s headquarters. Their lawyers said the MDC members were innocent and were delivering election results from provinces when arrested. The MDC members were not formally charged by Harare Magistrate Francis Vhitorini and will be held in custody in prison until they return to court on Monday. Some of the 16 people detained after police sealed off the building of Opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) on Thursday, appear in court in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe, August 4, 2018.
August 04, 2018 16:18 UTC
| Published Sat, August 4th 2018 at 18:44, Updated August 4th 2018 at 18:46 GMT +3Several people died after a small plane crashed in a Swiss forest on Saturday morning, causing a forest fire that completely destroyed the plane, police said. The plane crashed in an inaccessible area of forest in the Rengg mountain pass in the canton of Nidwalden. ALSO READ: Passengers 'turn to God' after plane crash“Before rescuers could make their way to the scene, a fire which spread out over the wooded area had to be put out by helicopter and a path had to be cleared to the wreck,” police said in a statement. Police would provide further details on the identity and number of deceased after informing next of kin, a spokesman said. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
August 04, 2018 15:45 UTC
Next: Meet ‘Ugali Man’ who KOT joke, Uhuru should give head of...Next: Meet ‘Ugali Man’ who KOT joke, Uhuru should give head of... Cancel LoadingNightmare for security personnel as Sonko drives through Nairobi in drop-top BenzSecurity personnel attached to Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko had a hard time keeping his supporters at bay as he drove through Nairobi in a convertible Mercedes Benz. Live broadcast posted to Governor Sonko’s Facebook page showed security holding back hawkers along Mombasa and crowds in Kangemi as people tried to get close to the governor. In a few instances, melees ensued as Sonko’s security detail worked to clear his path which occasionally got blocked by supporters. “To promote good environmental practices, all recovered illegal dumpsites are being converted into either recreational grounds or beautification islands across the City,” Sonko posted on his Facebook page.
August 04, 2018 15:11 UTC
| Published Sat, August 4th 2018 at 15:58, Updated August 4th 2018 at 16:02 GMT +3Durex condoms are seen in a photo illustration in Manchester, Britain, July 31, 2018. [Reuters]Durex, owned by Reckitt Benckiser, has recalled some batches of its “Real Feel” and “Latex Free” condoms in the United Kingdom and Ireland due to concerns they may burst. “Anyone using affected batches are advised to stop use over concerns they do not meet safety standards,” the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency said in a statement. “There is a risk that the condom might tear or leak reducing its protection from sexually-transmitted diseases and pregnancy.”Avoid fake news! Subscribe to the Standard SMS service and receive factual, verified breaking news as it happens.
August 04, 2018 12:56 UTC
| Published Sat, August 4th 2018 at 15:44, Updated August 4th 2018 at 15:47 GMT +3A police officer takes away a flag from detained demonstrators during the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community rally in central St. Petersburg, Russia August 4, 2018. [Photo/Reuters]Russian police detained around 25 gay rights activists who took part in an unsanctioned rally in St Petersburg on Saturday, according to Reuters witnesses. A few dozen activists gathered at Palace Square on Saturday afternoon, defying a ban to hold the rally. Russia passed a law in 2013 banning the spreading of gay “propaganda”. Last month, Russian police briefly detained British LGBT campaigner Peter Tatchell after he protested near the Kremlin in support of gay rights.
August 04, 2018 12:45 UTC
| Published Sat, August 4th 2018 at 15:26, Updated August 4th 2018 at 15:28 GMT +3Mukethe Wanza, 59, displays pictures of her late 'husband' Alice Wanza at their Kalama village home in Machakos County. [Philip Muasya]For 10 years, Mukethe Wanza has been yearning to bury her late 'husband' whose body has been lying at Machakos Level Five Hospital mortuary. However, on Thursday, a Machakos court ended the 10-year legal battle, granting her the rights to bury her 'husband' and, together with her six children, inherit the his estate which includes 15-acre land in Kalama village, Machakos County. What oddly stood out in the court, however, was that the said 'husband' was another woman, Alice Wanza, who died aged 65. "It is the order of this court that the remains of Alice Wanza be released to the plaintiff (Mukethe Wanza) for interment.
August 04, 2018 12:22 UTC
[Mercy Kahenda, Standard]A five-year-old boy from Mawanga estate Nakuru town is nursing serious injuries in a private hospital after he was mulled by two dogs. David Travis a pupil at Shammah college Junior school had gone to visit his friends at a neighbor’s house when the dogs attacked him on Saturday at around 8.30am. Travis who is admitted at Impact Health Care and Maternity has serious injuries on his face, buttocks, stomach, back, hands and legs. Rabies is a diseases caused by bite of dogs and cats by dogs that are not affected. King'ori said dog owners should regularly vaccinate their canines to prevent them from transmitting rabies to human beings.
August 04, 2018 10:04 UTC
ALSO READ: Joy Doreen Biira shares breastfeeding tips with nursing mothersThere’s one thing I miss about raising a baby; breastfeeding. Not every mother enjoys or enjoyed breastfeeding and even those who do or did can say that it isn’t or wasn’t that way every single day. The hunger pangs, the embarassing leaks, the cracked nipples and being caught in awkward situations while breastfeeding in public. These distractions are part of life and babies have a way of bringing their mother’s attention back to them. It’s no wonder that babies hate being covered when they’re breastfeeding.
August 04, 2018 09:58 UTC
VincentDear Vincent,I understand that it can be frustrating reaching out for your wife and being rebuffed. One of the first things I would want to know is her health and well-being, in and out of the bedroom. Vincent, if I asked your wife the same question, what do you think she would say? Here are some things to think about: have you been stuck on an issue that has made her feel unhappy? Either way, I wish you a renewed, sextastic connection with your wife because you both deserve to be happy, in and out of the bedroom.
August 04, 2018 09:56 UTC
Kenya's Kabuu fails anti-doping test, suspended from athletics77 Saturday, August 4th 2018 at 18:12 GMT +3 | Saturday, August 4th 2018 at 18:12 GMT +3 | Athletics By xinhua:Kenya’s Lucy Kabuu crosses the finish line in 00:31:48 seconds to win the overall women’s title at the TCS World 10K Bangalore 2014. Another high profile athlete from Kenya has been suspended after testing positive for banned narcotics, the Athlete Integrity Unit (AIU) has announced. The Kenyan marathon runner has been provisionally suspended from all competition,” AIU statement read in part. Alongside Kabuu and Kiprop, other athletes suspended by AIU pending the conclusion of their cases include Hilary Kepkosgei Yego and Bahraini Ruth Jebet, who train and lives in Kenya. Now all Kenyan athletes going for international competition will be tested three times in the 10 months prior to world championships and Olympics.
August 04, 2018 09:33 UTC
ALSO READ: Uhuru picks 5 envoys in China, India trade questThe US and China implemented tariffs on $34 billion worth of each others’ goods in July. Washington is expected to soon implement tariffs on an additional $16 billion of Chinese goods, which China has already announced it will match immediately. Timing will depend on the actions of the United States, the Chinese Commerce Ministry said in a separate statement. “The US side has repeatedly escalated the situation against the interests of both enterprises and consumers,” the Commerce Ministry said in its statement. US President Donald Trump has said he is determined to reduce the large US trade deficit with China.
August 04, 2018 08:59 UTC
Princess Diana's former butler Paul Burrell warned Markle that she is likely to struggle with the pressures she will have as a member of the Royal Family. He added that two children 'would be enough' for Prince Harry, 33, who is ready to start a family and believes that the Duchess will fall pregnant within the first year of marriage. Mr Burrell makes his claims in an exclusive interview about the Royals, for Yahoo News' weekly six-part series, The Royal Box. He also gave his views on the Royal Family's treatment of her dad Thomas Markle. He also refers to Meghan and her father’s relationship as “broken” and advises Thomas to “stay quiet” to fix his relationship with his daughter.
August 04, 2018 08:48 UTC
SUMMARY A 70-year-old man was found dead in a school's pit latrine at Bar-Kanyango sub-location in North Yimbo Location According to the area chief Opil Rabut, body of the deceased Godfrey Okwogo Ogola was found by the school head teacher at 8.30 am on FridayA 70-year-old man was found dead in a school's pit latrine at Bar-Kanyango sub-location in North Yimbo Location. According to the area chief Opil Rabut, body of the deceased Godfrey Okwogo Ogola was found by the school head teacher at 8.30 am on Friday. The head teacher is said to have got curious when Ogola, who is the school watchman, failed to hand over to him despite reporting to work the previous evening. Chief Rabut said they were forced to close the school a day earlier, before informing the deceased's family members. See Also: CCTV captures 8 students burning dormitory of top national school
August 04, 2018 08:37 UTC
Cancel LoadingNLC chair Swazuri reveals companies that 'owned' Kibarani land, gives notice to prove ownershipIndividuals laying claim to land at the Kibarani dumpsite in Mombasa County have been asked to show proof of ownership before a special inquiry that begins on August 15. National Lands Commission (NLC) Chairman Muhamad Swazuri yesterday issued a seven-day notice to all those laying claim to the land to present tangible evidence of how they acquired the property. Swazuri was acting on a presidential directive after President Uhuru Kenyatta directed NLC to revoke the allocation of the dumpsite land in Mombasa to private developers.
August 04, 2018 08:26 UTC
| Published Sat, August 4th 2018 at 10:29, Updated August 4th 2018 at 11:52 GMT +3Barely a week after an exposé on Kenya Power poles tender deals, the Kenya Wood Preservers Association has denied the cartel tag and patronage by two cabinet secretaries. ALSO READ: Kenya Power faces shaky timesA similar inexplicit response obtained on the question of the two CS’s. Kenya Power had struck out a 30:70 ratio of concrete and wooden poles but flipping it over to the benefit of concrete makers. “You must now have a factory to be our member because we do not want to deal with briefcase companies anymore. ALSO READ: Kenya Power juniors to testify against bosses
August 04, 2018 07:44 UTC