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Slain priest laid to rest as state urged to curb crime

The slain priest John Muhia of Kinoo parish was laid to rest yesterday in an emotional send off.  Muhia was killed last Monday by four gangsters on motorcycles. According to witnesses, the gunmen blocked the St Peter Kino parish priest and shot through the windscreen before snatching the Sunday offering …

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Kutuny irked by Ruto ‘fool’ remark

Cherangany MP Joshua Kuttuny has told Deputy President William Ruto not to expect votes from farmers for opposing better maize prices. Ruto on Sunday asked the farmers to diversify, saying it was the way to go. He said those opposed to crop diversification were fools. “Those people opposing diversification should …

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Referendum deal sealed – Mudavadi

ANC chief Musalia Mudavadi yesterday said leaders have agreed on a referendum and that only the questions to be put in the vote remain. Speaking at his Nairobi home where he hosted last year’s election losers from Mt Kenya region, Mudavadi called for dialogue to build consensus. “Developing consensus through …

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New boss could be the missing lever in graft war

Today the National Assembly will either approve or reject the Ethics and Anti-Corruption nominee for Chief Executive Officer Twalib Mbarak. If approved, Mbarak will be arriving at a critical time when the EACC’s operational framework is receding, even disintegrating. This is due to the overzealous Directorate of Criminal Investigations headed …

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China's pre-Christmas church crackdown raises alarm

A recent surge of police action against churches in China has raised concerns the government is getting even tougher on unsanctioned Christian activity. Among those arrested are a prominent pastor and his wife, of the Early Rain Covenant Church in Sichuan. Both have been charged with state subversion. And on …

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Missing Sh18bn: EACC probes text books, e-Citizen project

The anti-graft agency has exposed high-profile cases under investigation, including a Sh18 billion probe involving three powerful ministries. The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission revealed that it is investigating Sh10 billion procurement of textbooks for public schools by the Ministry of Education and Sh5.6 billion alleged fraud and embezzlement of funds …

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