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Kenya bent on flight restrictions to Ebola hit nations amid International pressure

By Olive Burrows NAIROBI (Capital News) – International pressure is mounting on Kenya to resume flights to West Africa with the World Health Organisation (WHO), the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the East African Community Civil Aviation Safety and Security Read more ›

President Uhuru signs Finance Bill and Victim Protection Act 2014 into law

By PSCU/O’brien Kimani NAIROBI (KBC) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law the Finance Bill 2014 introducing sweeping changes to the administration of taxes in the country. The bill was passed by Parliament on 28th, August, 2014. The new Read more ›

Kenya: Kasarani residents demonstrate against arrest of police officer

(Nairobi) – Throngs of residents and mutatu drivers from Githurai 45 have lined up along Thika Highway for a second day to protest against the arrest of a police officer. Constable Titus Musila (popularly known as Katitu) was taken into Read more ›

Ethiopian Airlines announce new flights to Madrid

Xinhua  (Addis Ababa) —  On Monday Ethiopian Airlines will commence its flights to Madrid, Spain, which has become the 10th European destination of the airliner. Ethiopian flights to Madrid is operated through Rome and has brought the number of the airline’s international Read more ›

Kenya launches her first cotton laboratory

Kenyan authorities have commissioned a Sh50 million laboratory exclusively dedicated to the cotton industry this week, according to local sources. The facility, located in Kabete, Nairobi, will enable farmers easily grade the quality of their cotton produce. The laboratory is Read more ›

Kenya and China sign trade, development and cooperative agreements

Representatives of different branches of the governments of Kenya and China have penned up to 17 deals this weekend during a rare visit of the Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang to Nairobi. Reports indicate that the agreements cover several areas Read more ›

Kenya: Car bomb kills 4 in Pangani

Four people have been killed and many others injured after a car bomb went off outside the premises of the Pangani Police Station on Wednesday night. Reports indicate that two police officers are among the casualties. According to the Inspector Read more ›

South Sudan to join regional railway project

South Sudan will join Rwanda, Kenya, and Uganda in a standard gauge railway (SGR) project that seeks to enhance regional integration and trade. A Joint Technical Committee (JTC) in charge of the project has issued a statement indicating that the African Read more ›

East African countries agree to construct oil refinery in Uganda

East African leaders from Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda have agreed on the process of implementing the construction of a regional oil refinery, which will be located in western Uganda. The member states made the mutual investment decision at a time Read more ›

Kenyan police continue crack down on illegal migrants

Since Saturday, Kenyan security agents have apprehended reportedly about 6,000 foreigners in Nairobi – mostly Somalis – in the wake of a spate of terrorist attacks linked to Somalia-based al Shabab. Interior Cabinet Secretary, Ole Lenku, told the media, on Read more ›

Kenyan authorities recover grenades, illegal chemicals in ‘little Mogadishu’

Kenyan security agents have recovered grenades and a box of chemicals believed to be used in the making of improvised explosive devices during a raid on one of Nairobi’s most notorious areas, known as Eastleigh or ‘little Mogadishu’. According to Read more ›

Kenya to Bid for 2017 IAAF Youth Championships

Isaiah Kiplagat, the president of Athletics Kenya (AK), has revealed that the country will bid to host the 2017 IAAF World Youth Championships in Nairobi. He further indicated that Kenya has the resources and capacity to bid and successfully host Read more ›

Uganda to hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for the New Japanese-funded Bridge

Japan has agreed to fund a new dual-carriage bridge in Uganda, which will provide a faster and safer means of crossing the Nile. According to reports, Uganda’s President, Yoweri Museveni, will preside over the ground-breaking ceremony in the presence of Read more ›

Dubai to Host Somalia’s Second Investment Summit

Dubai is set to host Somalia’s Second Investment Summit (SIS) scheduled for April 6th-7th 2014. According to reports, Somalia Economic Forum will host this year’s event, which is expected to highlight the abundant opportunities and exciting possibility of rebuilding Somalia. The Read more ›

Kenya to Eliminate Police Prosecutors as part of Judicial Reforms

The government of Kenya has reportedly began phasing out police prosecutors and substituting them with state prosecutors as part of judicial reforms. The highly anticipated move aims to ensure every case is prosecuted exclusively by the Office of the Director Read more ›