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Woman elected to replace Merkel as new CDU party leader

Germany’s Christian Democrats elected Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Friday to replace Angela Merkel as party leader, a decision that moves her into pole position to succeed Europe’s most influential leader as chancellor. Kramp-Karrenbauer, 56, is Merkel’s protege and was the continuity candidate favored by the party elite. She won the leadership …

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Local lawyers fear handling Mwilu graft case, says DPP

Queen’s Counsel Khawar Qureshi was hired to specifically lead the prosecution of deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu’s corruption case, DPP Noordin Haji said yesterday. Qureshi will be assisted by three local lawyers. Haji yesterday told senators that Mwilu’s case is high-profile and of great public interest. Mwilu has been charged …

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‘Threesome’ lady granted divorce

A 27-year-old woman who declined to perform sexual relations with her husband and another woman has been granted a divorce by a court. The woman had gone to court complaining of cruelty experienced at the hands of her 75-year-old husband and sought the separation which was granted by Judge M …

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Civilian firearm holders to undergo fresh vetting

All civilian firearm holders will undergo fresh mandatory vetting before they are allowed to continue owning firearms. The government plans to complete the vetting of the firearms holders by March 17, 2019. Firearm holders will be required to appear before the newly reconstituted Firearm Licensing Board for vetting that will …

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Uhuru: I’ll reject MPs salaries bid

President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday told off MPs planning to increase their already hefty perks. The president said he will not sign a bill into law that allows MPs to draw huge salaries at the expense of taxpayers. “Our people are yearning for more development that benefits them directly and solutions …

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Rift MPs furious over graft purges

A storm is brewing in Deputy President William Ruto’s Rift Valley stronghold following what his allies call a calculated strategy to purge the community’s top technocrats from government. The fury came just a day after Kenya Pipeline Managing Director Joe Sang resigned in what some described as a ‘polite’ sacking …

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