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Eight dead after matatu rams into truck in Machakos

Eight people died early on Sunday morning when the matatu they were travelling in rammed into a truck near the Machakos turnoff. The accident took place at about 5.30 am at Kwa Muambi on Mombasa-Nairobi highway. Machakos County Police Commander Sammel Mukhedia said six people died at the scene and the …

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Matiba to be cremated as he wished

The late Kenneth Matiba will be cremated and not buried, seemingly in keeping in line with his wishes to his family back in 1994. It has emerged that the multiparty democracy champion also never wished to be accorded a state funeral upon his death. In an article by a local …

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The Tanzanian teenager fighting school bus sex pests

In our series of letters from African journalists, Nigerian novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani admires a teenager’s tenacity in tackling the harassment of pupils on the school commute. Allegations of physical or sexual abuse against teachers in Nigerian schools sometimes manage to grab a headline, but then fade without …

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Waiguru joins Ruto and Mandago at first Eldoret City Marathon

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru joined DP William Ruto and Uasin Gishu boss Jackson Mandago at the inaugural Eldoret City Marathon on Sunday. The marathon themed Climate Action is aimed at creating awareness on environmental conversation in the county. Speaking at the function in Eldoret town, the Deputy President asked Kenyans …

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Moroccan wins Vienna marathon as Dennis Kimetto drops out

Morocco’s Salaheddine Bounasser was the surprise winner of the Vienna marathon on Sunday while world record holder Dennis Kimetto’s injury frustration continued as he failed to finish. Bounasser won in two hours, nine minutes and 29 seconds while Kenya‘s Ishmael Bushendich broke away from the rest of the pack as they …

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10,000 displaced by floods in Turkana

At least 10,000 Turkana residents have been displaced by flooding following heavy rains. On Friday night, River Kawalase burst its banks, affecting transport on roads such as Lodwar-Kitale-South Sudan. Guests from South Sudan who attended the Tobong’ ulore Cultural Festival were left stranded after River Karach in Kakuma also burst its banks. The prices …

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Police arrest six Mombasa gangsters who promised to kill

Six panga-wielding gangsters who had promised to kill in Majengo, Mombasa, have been arrested. A video had surfaced online of the youths in their early 20s issuing threat. The armed criminals were captured waving their weapons on camera.  They were intoxicated while some were hooded and capped and others with their faces completely covered …

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