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Tests will confirm Kabras Sugar is top quality, West Kenya says

Kabras Sugar surpasses quality standards, West Kenya Sugar Company has said following claims that it it unfit for consumption. The claims arose on social media after sugar repackaged in Kabras bags was seized by government agencies. COFEK said results of tests conducted at the government chemist showed the impurities in the …

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Pique says Ronaldo 'prone to diving' after thrilling draw

 Spain defender Gerard Pique accused Cristiano Ronaldo of diving to win a penalty and a crucial free-kick in Friday’s epic 3-3 draw with Portugal and praised his side for battling back after a chaotic week in which coach Julen Lopetegui was sacked. Ronaldo struck the first goal of his memorable hat-trick to put …

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Trump says has power to pardon himself, critics disagree

US President Donald Trump on Monday said he had committed no wrongdoing but has the “absolute” power to pardon himself, echoing sweeping arguments put forth by his lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Sunday. The remarks come as US Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US …

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Ruto says Uhuru aware of “tanga tanga” assignments

I have not been roaming around the country over the weekends without President Uhuru Kenyatta’s knowledge. Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday told a gathering in Meru that President Kenyatta was aware of his movements. “Lakini Mheshimiwa Rais kwa ile ruhusa na amri umenipatia ambayo ulisema juzi mimi nafanya kila …

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Solai Dam walls cracked long before tragedy, says report

The Solai Dam tragedy that killed 47 people could have been averted had owners reinforced an embankment where cracks had opened, a report says. The preliminary report by a multi-agency team ordered by the Interior ministry said heavy rains only worsened the situation before the tragedy happened. “There was clear …

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DPP says DCI is probing his office over bribery claims

The Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji has announced that his office is under probe for possible financial improprieties. This was a reaction to the arrest of a State Counsel based at the Taita Tavet law Courts for allegedly receiving Sh30,000 as a bribe. “The DPP further wishes to inform the …

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NEMA, WARMA failed to prevent Solai dam tragedy – KHRC says

The Solai dam tragedy that left 47 people dead could have been avoided, a report by the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) has revealed. The report compiled after a week-long gathering of information in Solai has blamed laxity among government officers. It indicates that the government and relevant authorities failed …

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Shortage of funds hurting Health services, Tum says

Poor funding of the health sector is hampering services, Health PS Peter Tum has said. Many people are can’t access healthcare and infrastructure is in bad shape, he said. Tum spoke yesterday at Whitesands Hotel in Mombasa during a meeting with the National Assembly’s Health Committee. He said it would …

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