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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 ›

Kenyan authorities crusade against the UK’s ban on miraa

Several top Kenyan officials have criticized the impending ban on miraa in the United Kingdom and have vowed to press for its reversal. The plant, which is widely used in East Africa and by Africans in the diaspora, has been Read more ›

Kenya: Attacks in Lamu County widens political division

A raging debate over the perpetrators of two deadly terrorist attacks in the coast this week, is threatening to push the country down the brink of stability. Following the attacks, which left about 70 people dead, the Somalia-based Islamic extremist Read more ›

Kenya: Terrorists kill 20 in another raid in Lamu County

About 20 people have been killed during an attack on two villages in Lamu County on Monday night. The raid on Poromoko and Mapenya came about 24-hours after a headline-grabbing attack on Mpeketoni in the same county; which claimed up Read more ›

Kenya: 48 killed in audacious terrorist attack in Mpeketoni

A brazen terrorist raid on a town in the same county as one of the most popular locations among holiday-makers in Mombasa, has left at least 48 people dead, according to the police. The death toll was revised on Monday Read more ›

Outspoken cleric assassinated in Mombasa

The chairman of the Council of Imam and Preachers of Kenya, Sheikh Mohammed Idris, has been shot and killed in Mombasa on Tuesday by unidentified gunmen. Local sources say the vocal Muslim leader was attacked as he exited a mosque 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 ›

Activist groups report on Kenya’s weak human rights record

Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) have accused the jubilee government of failing to live up to its campaign promises regarding the rights of citizens. In a 28-page report, the groups detail several Read more ›

Blast in Nairobi suburb leaves 6 dead

An explosion in the predominantly Somali-populated Eastleigh suburb of Nairobi has killed at least 6 people and injured more than 15 others, according to local reports. Nairobi News has disclosed that the blast occurred between a cafe and a restaurant 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 ›

White House to Host U.S. – African Leaders Summit

The White house has announced on Tuesday that the United States will host the first U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit in Washington, DC, later in the year. A statement from spokesman Jay Carney said, “The White House is pleased to announce that Read more ›

Kenyatta to Re-Shuffle Government

The Kenyan government is allegedly planning a major re-assignment of officials in top state positions including ambassadors and other parastatal office holders. The new appointees, due to be revealed in the coming days, are expected to fill important positions which Read more ›

ICC postpones Uhuru’s trial to February

The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) trial of Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has been postponed to early next year after an admission by the Prosecution that more time was needed for proper preparation. President Uhuru is expected to be at The Read more ›

Kenyan government launch anti-corruption website

The Kenyan Strategic Digital Communications Unit have launched a website to allow citizens report instances of corruption directly to President Uhuru Kenyatta. The revolutionary website allows people to anonymously report cases of corruption along with documents like videos, audio recordings Read more ›