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Sakaja campaigns for ODM’s Ayacko in Migori by-election

Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja yesterday urged Migori residents to vote for ODM senatorial candidate Ochillo Ayacko in the October 8 by-election. Sakaja, who was elected on the Jubilee ticket, said voters should pick Ayacko because of the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga. Sakaja said Ayacko …

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Let MPs investigate themselves

It is commendable that the Speaker of the National Assembly has pronounced himself on this unfortunate matter which has brought the House into disrepute. The institutional integrity of Parliament has been challenged in a manner that is extremely difficult to recover. The bribery has lowered the standing of Parliament and …

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E-cigarettes harmful to vital immune system cells – study

Vaping can damage vital immune system cells and may be more harmful than previously thought, a study suggests. Researchers found e-cigarette vapour disabled important immune cells in the lung and boosted inflammation. The researchers “caution against the widely held opinion that e-cigarettes are safe”. However, Public Health England advises they …

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Palm oil: A new threat to Africa's monkeys and apes?

Endangered monkeys and apes will almost certainly face new risks if Africa becomes a big player in the palm oil industry. That is the message of a study looking at how large-scale expansion of the oil crop in Africa might affect the continent’s rich diversity of wildlife. Most areas suitable …

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Yes, we had cash but for wedding, says MP Pukose

The bribery allegations rocking Parliament took a bizarre twist yesterday when an MP said the huge bundles of cash seen in the House last Thursday were “donations for an MP’s wedding”. Endebess MP Robert Pukose denied he bribed MPs to reject the report on contaminated sugar, saying the legislators seen …

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NLC calls crisis meeting as chair Swazuri charged

The National Land Commission has called a crisis meeting today to discuss the way forward following the arrest of chairman Muhammad Swazuri. Swazuri was yesterday charged with five counts of corruption in relation to compensation for SGR land. He denied the charges and was released on Sh3.5 million bail or …

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Top UN diplomat lauds Uhuru for war against graft, impunity

A top UN diplomat has commended President Uhuru Kenyatta for the ongoing efforts to rid the country of corruption and economic crimes. United Nations Economic Council for Africa’s (UNECA) Executive Secretary Vera Songwe termed President Uhuru an African champion and a leader the continent is closely following with admiration. She …

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