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African powers in push to end Ivory Coast crisis - Capital FM

January 3, 2011 ABIDJAN, Jan 3 - African powers were launching a new diplomatic push for a peaceful solution to Ivory Coast's deadly crisis Monday, piling pressure on defiant leader Laurent Gbagbo to quit.

Kenya’s post-election violence case will not all be smooth sailing for Hague prosecutor - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 Hurdles that could conspire to see the suspects acquitted or matter thrown out litter the way

The possible defences of the suspects - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 What the ODM side might say:

Forex Market Indicative Rates for Major Currencies (Opening of Markets) on Jan 03, 2011 - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011   Currency Mean Buy Sell Date 1 USD 80.7961 80.7239 80.8683 03.Jan.2011 2 GBP 125.6444 125.5186 125.7703 03.Jan.2011 3 EUR 107.4354 107.3067 107.5641 03.Jan.2011 4 ZAR 12.2059 12.1849 12.2270 03.Jan.2011 5 UGX 28.6215 28.5650 28.6780 03.Jan.2011 6 TZS 18.5777 18.4992 18.6562 03.Jan.2011 7 AED 21.9979 21.9771 22.0188 03.Jan.2011 8 CAD 81.5015 81.3465 81.6564 03.Jan.2011 9 CHF 86.4063 86.2891 86.5236 03.Jan.2011 10 JPY 99.4299 99.3045 99.5554 03.Jan.2011 11 SEK 12.0217 12.0020 12.0414 03.Jan.2011 12 NOK 13.8129 13.7939 13.8318 03.Jan.2011 13 DKK 14.4157 14.3988 14.4325 03.Jan.2011 14 INR 01.8093 01.8073 01.8113 03.Jan.2011 15 HKD 10.3938 10.3838 10.4038 03.Jan.2011 16 SGD 62.8666 62.7859 62.9473 03.Jan.2011 17 SAR 21.5453 21.5252 21.5655 03.Jan.2011 18 CNY 12.2604 12.2485 12.2723 03.Jan.2011 19 AUD 82.4444 82.3303 82.5585 03.Jan.2011

Goldman deal values Facebook at 50bn dollars - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 Facebook has raised 500 million euros from US investment bank Goldman Sachs and a Russian investor

Kenya’s case will not all be smooth sailing for Hague prosecutor - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 Hurdles that could conspire to see the suspects acquitted or matter thrown out litter the way

Mediator Raila arrives in crisis-hit Côte d'Ivoire - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga, the African Union mediator in Ivory Coast's crisis, arrived in Abidjan on Monday to try to persuade defiant incumbent Laurent Gbagbo to step down, an AFP photographer said.

Raila arrives in crisis hit Ivory Coast - Capital FM

January 3, 2011 ABIDJAN, Jan 3 - Prime Minister Raila Odinga arrived in Ivory Coast on Monday to try to end a deadly presidential crisis and persuade defiant incumbent Laurent Gbagbo to quit.

Big fish - NTV

January 3, 2011 Fishermen from Mombasa found a big fish believed to be weighing about 600 kilograms as they were on the waters of the Pemba channel. The fish, which the locals call a sunfish, is believed to be a rare fish with a story. Apparently the only sunfish was caught in the year 1910 in Japan and it exists in the famous aquariums in the United States. This is the only sun fish ever to be seen in Africa and has now become a major attraction.

Rural women fight for recognition - NTV

January 3, 2011 Women have slowly but surely gained respectability in society and their roles can no longer be ignored. But in areas far away from the urban centers, the struggle for full emancipation is still on. The rural woman continues to strive for that identity and as NTVS Joyce Mkawasi found out, there is no giving up.

Coast hospital runs out of anti depressants - NTV

January 3, 2011 The coast general hospital is running out of drugs usually used to suppress the demands of narcotics in the body following the high numbers of drug addicts seeking rehabilitation in the hospital. According to anti narcotic campaigners, there has been a shortage of supply of narcotics in the area following the naming of MP’s and businessmen believed to be behind the illegal trade.

105 FC win football tourney - NTV

January 3, 2011 Star-studded 105 FC of Eldoret lived up to their billing when they beat Huruma FC 1-0 to win the Maliza Umaskini Eldoret zone football tournament. The tournament has been running for the last six months

Ruto, Bishop Korir call for justice - NTV

January 3, 2011 Suspended higher education minister William Ruto has called on the Kenyan youth to be ready to take leadership. Speaking at a church service accompanied by Bishop Korir of catholic diocese of Eldoret, the two said there was need for justice to prevail in the country.

St. John anticipates increase in costs - NTV

January 3, 2011 The cost of operations for ambulance services provider St. John are set to drastically go up as the organization embraces the devolved system of governance in the new constitution. St. John Kenya’s Chief Commissioner Eliakim Masale says the organization will have to expand to find a presence in each of the 47 new counties. This comes as St. John finds itself facing challenges in growth as a result of an acute shortage of volunteers.

Northern Kenya pupils miss school over drought - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 More than 1,000 pupils in Marsabit North district might not report to school for first term since their parents have migrate to Ethiopia in search of pasture for livestock.

Sales of electronic cigarettes on the rise - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 Makers of electronic cigarettes are reporting strong growth in sales as anti-tobacco laws force European smokers into the cold streets, but campaigners say the device is undercutting health efforts.

Family owned companies miss out on equity funds - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 Private equity firms in East Africa continue to give a wide berth to family owned enterprises due to among other things succession plans.

No longer the dark continent - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 Not so long ago, ‘The Economist’ magazine triumphantly wrote off Africa as ‘The Hopeless Continent’ in a cover story in 2000.

If an army hopeful can just fall dead, what about me? - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 A few days ago, I read an article in a newspaper about a young army recruit who fainted after a marathon race that was part of the recruitment process. It was reported that he later died.

Kilns help fish mongers net more cash - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 With babies strapped to their backs women take every detail to ensure that everything goes according to plan.

Rise of ‘gated’ society in urban Kenyan estates - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 During the colonial period, estates in Nairobi were clearly demarcated along racial lines - European, Asian and African. Access to the European quarters was restricted to African domestic workers. Then, discrimination was in vogue and defined such arrangements.

Technology in 2011: You can’t guess what’s next - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 It’s time for us to look into our crystal balls and tell you what’s going to happen in the technology world in 2011. Actually, let’s scrub that.

The 10 top trends in ICT in New Year - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 In light of the mushrooming ICT evolution and innovation experienced in Kenya over the past two years, as the New Year rolls on, it is clear that 12 months of great possibility and opportunity lie ahead of us

CEOs see 2011 as year of growth - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 As Kenyans resume their everyday activities after the December festivities, economic analysts and business leaders say that 2011 is a year pregnant with great hopes but equally fraught with many risks.

Not all rosy in church based jobs - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 You may have at one time entertained the idea of working with a religious organisation with notions of a cool, friendly and hospitable environment.

Tough call for mobile firms as date for number migration fast nears - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 It has been a long wait for Kenya’s mobile phone subscribers for the much touted mobile number portability - a service that allows users to change operators without losing their preferred numbers, to come in.

Kenyan Minister faces arrest over graft - Capital FM

January 3, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 3 - Attorney General Amos Wako has directed the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission (KACC) to arrest and prosecute Cabinet Minister Henry Kosgey with corruption related charges.

KACC gets nod to arrest Kosgey over car imports - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 Attorney General Amos Wako has given Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission a go-ahead to arrest and prosecute Industrialisation Minister Henry Kosgey over car imports.

KACC gets nod to charge Kosgey over car imports - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 The Attorney General has given the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission the green light to arrest and charge Cabinet minister Henry Kosgey for abuse of office.

BAT issues new product prices - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 British American Tobacco has revised prices of two main products

80 African migrants feared drowned off Yemen - Capital FM

January 3, 2011 ADEN, Jan 3 - As many as 80 African migrants, mostly Ethiopians, were feared drowned when two boats capsized off the coast of south Yemen, the interior ministry said on Monday.

Yvonne Chakachaka: Following in Madonna's footsteps - The East African

January 3, 2011 The South African songstress is planning to adopt a Malawian child

St John Ambulance set for expansion - Capital FM

January 3, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 3 - St John Ambulance Kenya on Monday announced that it had embarked on a nationwide expansion programme that will see it put up 47 offices in all the counties.

As tragedy looms in Ivory Coast, it is now clear Africa has lost direction - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 Kenya’s population is 40 million while that of Canada is about 32 million, yet Canada’s economy is 64 times bigger than Kenya’s.

What is the system doing to our children? - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 The results of the pioneers of Free Primary Education (FPE) introduced eight years ago have only helped to confirm the urgent need for far-reaching reforms in the education sector.

What Kenyans in the Diaspora are saying about the Ocampo Six - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 The Kenyan Diaspora is far-flung. It is likely that every state in the US and every major city of the world is home to a Kenyan community.

Four million sign up for Sudan vote - Capital FM

January 3, 2011 JUBA, Jan 3 - Almost four million people have signed up to vote in southern Sudan's independence referendum due to begin on Sunday, with more than 95 percent of them in the south.

Pessimists have made a career out of condemning the Prime Minister - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 One cannot honestly claim neutrality arbitration. Instinct, sympathy and persuasion tend to lean on one side, depending on the circumstances and benefits accrued from positive arbitration.

Being younger than Raila and Kibaki doesn’t make a leader - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 The clamour for generation change by some leaders is a con. It is intellectual fraud that holds no substance.

Immorality and crime at the Jomo Kenyatta public beach - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 Danger looms at Jomo Kenyatta Public Beach in Mombasa. Children got lost. Some found themselves deep in the ocean with strangers.

Private schools give parents value for money - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 As the dust settles following the release of the 2010 KCPE results, I salute the private schools for giving parents value for their money.

Prime Minister must not appease Gbagbo - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 Prime Minister Raila Odinga is walking into the Ivorian minefield, and it will be surprising if he pulls it off after three presidents failed in their attempt to forestall violence in Cote d’Ivoire.

Review education system - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 After a hectic month in which they spent the festive season with their families, they are back at school where their teachers will look after them in their formative and most impressionable ages.

WikiLeaks tells of US diplomats’ push for Boeing push - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 King wanted to have all the technology on Bush’s plane

Pakistan government loses key Cabinet ally - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 Pakistan’s government scrambled today to survive after losing its majority, tipping the nuclear-armed state into a political crisis threatening to destabilise the US ally in the war on Al-Qaeda.

Disasters claimed 295,000 lives in 2010, says firm - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 Earthquake in Haiti was by far the worst in terms of lives, killing thousands

Aussie military steps up flood relief - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 Up to 200,000 people are estimated to have been hit by the fast-flowing waters that have inundated 22 rural towns

Uganda court bars media from outing gays - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 A Ugandan judge ruled today in favour of a petition to stop media companies from outing homosexuals, a lawyer told AFP.

Zimbabwe poll delay proposal gets backing - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 Implementation of power-sharing Global Political Agreement main source of woes

Egypt minister pelted with stones as cleric accuses Pope of meddling - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 Police order high alert ahead of the Coptic Christmas holiday following the church bombing

Board likely to extend registration deadline in new matatu directive - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 The Transport Licensing Board could extend the deadline for matatu owners and operators

Internet to boost outsourcing sector - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 Kenya’s outsourcing sector is expected to gain from increased internet connectivity this year.

Fuel prices start to bite in rural areas as cartels emerge to beat new rules - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 Motorists and other consumers up-country have started feeling the pinch of the government’s

NCBDA wants speed cameras installed - Capital FM

January 3, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 3 - The Nairobi Central Business District Association (NCBDA) says the government should invest in speed cameras on major highways to reduce road accidents.

Autopsy on the late Kirima due Tuesday - Capital FM

January 3, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 3 - A post mortem to establish the cause of the death of real estate magnate Gerishon Kirima will be conducted on Tuesday, the family has said.

Kenyans flex muscles as new season begins to take shape - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 There isn’t much in long distance running that will ruffle Linet Masai’s feathers, but with three unsuccessful bids to win a senior gold medal in cross country, the World 10,000m champion hopes lady luck will smile on her this year.

‘K’Ogalo’ seek inspiration from Gor Mahia and Akuku families - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 While the recently concluded tour of Nyanza Province by Gor Mahia was to scout for new talent, the team’s visit to the home of the legendary Gor Mahia in Sigama, Ndhiwa, offered some inspiration to the team that is determined to clinch the Premiership title this season.

Eldoret’s 105 silence Huruma - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 Star-studded 105 FC of Eldoret lived up to their billing when they beat Huruma FC 1-0 to win the Maliza Umaskini Eldoret zone football tournament on Sunday.

Duncan opts for Mitsubishi Evo9 drive in national series - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 Ian Duncan will finally move to a Group “N” car for this year’s Kenya National Rally Championship after years at the wheels of specially prepared vehicles which attracted massive interest from both fans and drivers.

Funding delay hits model rural digital centres - Business Daily

January 3, 2011 A funding glitch has hit a project to advance ICT in rural areas through digital villages, stunting the growth

Time to open public health sector to private equity - Business Daily

January 3, 2011 Kenya’s private hospitals are expanding to tap into a growing middle-class and are attracting

Publishers raise text book prices by 12 per cent - Business Daily

January 3, 2011 Prices of text books are set to go up by up to 12 per cent as publishers pass on increasing paper

New Sh240m business park to ease office space shortage - Business Daily

January 3, 2011 A property developer has launched a multi-million shilling business park project in Nairobi’s

Financial stocks set to lift NSE after December lull - Business Daily

January 3, 2011 Financial sector counters are expected to lift trading at the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE)

Tax review stokes BAT, Mastermind price rivalry - Business Daily

January 3, 2011 British American Tobacco (BAT) has cut the prices of its cigarettes by nearly a third to avoid paying

Kenya plans green drive to tap carbon billions - Business Daily

January 3, 2011 The government is seeking to tap billions of shillings from international carbon trading markets

Controversy as Machakos investor takes final bow - Business Daily

January 3, 2011 He was only 49 and his new Sh85 million enterprise, the magnificent four-storey

Shares yield high returns for retirees - Business Daily

January 3, 2011 The property market is forecast to offer consistent returns this year even as investors look back

TPS seeks new funds for East Africa expansion - Business Daily

January 3, 2011 TPS East Africa, the owner of the Serena chain of hotels and lodges, is set to return to the

Uganda urges Kenya to scrap tea import levy - Business Daily

January 3, 2011 Uganda wants a permit levy charged on its tea shipments to the Mombasa auction scrapped

Pressure on firms to increase women directors - Business Daily

January 3, 2011 The ex-bank boss in charge of increasing the number of women on company boards in the U

Take maritime interests seriously - Business Daily

January 3, 2011 To a large extent, despite advancements in technology, two out of three of Alfred Thayer Mahan’s

Bankers see drop in loans to sector - Business Daily

January 3, 2011 Rising inflation, increased government borrowing and expectations of more political noise

Kenya must not withdraw from Rome Statute - Business Daily

January 3, 2011 The motion passed by the Kenyan Parliament on December 22, 2010 asking the government to take

It’s a costly mistake to disregard State Corporations Act - Business Daily

January 3, 2011 The recent judgment by the Court of Appeal in the case relating to the Kenya Seed Company

Market wisdom also applies to exchange traded funds - Business Daily

January 3, 2011 I was standing in the aisle of a commuter train. So I plugged some earbuds into my iPhone

Strategies to give your business a strong start this year - Business Daily

January 3, 2011 As the year comes to a close, now is the time to assess business performance for the previous

High cost of living dampens retailers’ bid for quick sales - Business Daily

January 3, 2011 The high cost of living, buoyed by rising inflation, dampened hopes of retailers out

You must plan early to successfully save for children’s education - Business Daily

January 3, 2011 With the festive season over, parents and guardians now face the problem of raising school fees

How corporate governance has changed over time - Business Daily

January 3, 2011 When looking at a snapshot of corporate boards today versus one from 25 years ago

A winning business keeps the team highly engaged - Business Daily

January 3, 2011 Is your team fully engaged to give their best, day in and day out? In a recent study by TowersWatson,

Will Obama stop Sudan from exploding after referendum? - Business Daily

January 3, 2011 Looking back on his presidency, Bill Clinton has often expressed regret over his administration’s

Bar owners seek options as family outings reduce - Business Daily

January 3, 2011 Up until early December, Davies Mwangi was the typical Kenyan dad. After a hard week

It’s time to rise above bickering and be of use to the community - Business Daily

January 3, 2011 Just before Christmas, we were visited by a man who does a lot to fuel small businesses in Kenya

AG orders arrest of minister Henry Kosgey - NTV

January 3, 2011 Industrialization minister henry kosgey is a wanted man. The attorney general amos wako has given the Kenya anti corruption commission the go ahead to arrest the minister and charge him with abuse of office. The minister faces eight charges in relation to the exceptions given for importation of motor vehicles more than 8 years old.

Lazarus Sumbeiywo - mediator, Sudan peace talks - NTV

January 3, 2011 Pain and joy; that is how the man who negotiated Sudan’s comprehensive peace agreement is describing the forthcoming referendum and the almost certain cessation of South Sudan. Rtd General Lazarus Sumbeiywo spoke to NTV’s Linus Kaikai in an extensive interview that saw the peace mediator recall his frustration with the Kenya government’s poor handling of the peace accord signing ceremony at the Nyayo national stadium five years ago.

Devolution of health care service to be costly - NTV

January 3, 2011 The cost of operations for ambulance services provider St. John are set to drastically go up as the organisation embraces the devolved system of governance in the new constitution. St. John Kenya’s Chief Commissioner Eliakim Masale says the organization will have to expand to find a presence in each of the 47 new counties.This comes as St. John finds itself facing challenges in growth as a result of an acute shortage of volunteers.

Camel-milk processing in Nanyuki - NTV

January 3, 2011 A Camel-milk processing firm is asking the government to pay greater attention to the well-being of the industry. Nanyuki-based Vital Camel Milk Limited’s Managing Director, Holger Marbach, said that the camel milk industry holds great potential which will only be realised if the government and the producers give the needed attention to the sector.

Kenyans to officiate - The Standard

January 3, 2011 Local referees, David Sagero and Martin Osano, will be among officials to officiate in the Nile Basin tournament. Each of the seven participating countries has brought in two referees each for the two-week event.

DRC to play in Nile Basin tournament - The Standard

January 3, 2011 The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will take part in the Nile Basin tournament, which kicks off Wednesday in Cairo, Egypt.

Truckers, tax collector lock horns - The Standard

January 3, 2011 The protracted battle over installation of electronic cargo tracking systems (ECTS) between the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and truckers could derail implementation of the new system designed to ensure maximum collection of revenue on transit goods and set back efforts by the taxman to curb theft of cargo.

I owe it all to Siang'a, says Gor's Odhiambo - The Standard

January 3, 2011 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) Player of the Year George 'Blackberry' Odhiambo has attributed his success in football to veteran coach, James Siang’a as he becomes the latest Kenyan player to join the European ranks.

Outdated laws blamed on low food production - The Standard

January 3, 2011 Lack of coordination and a clear structure on sharing of resources among ministries is to blame for low food production in the country, a research body has said.

Bright 2011 outlook in advertising industry - The Standard

January 3, 2011 Firms are poised to significantly increase advertising budgets this year as the Government plans to offload its stake in three commercial banks and five sugar companies.

Best places to invest your money this year - The Standard

January 3, 2011 Just because the financial crisis is over, that does not mean the markets have calmed down or that investing has become any easier, which is one reason most investors stayed on the sidelines for the past year, preferring to play safe via fixed income.

'We'll bounce back' - Mathare coach Ali - The Standard

January 3, 2011 Mathare United coach Salim Ali has said the Premier League side is rebuilding and will soon bounce back to challenge for top honours. Ali said the club will be without three other senior players this season, but maintained this would not adversely affect the team.

2011: The good, the bad and the ugly - The Standard

January 3, 2011 It is the only year in recent history that Kenyans are starting with a certainty that food will be in plenty.

Juniors head to Coca-Cola tourney at JD Academy - The Standard

January 3, 2011 Kenya's best junior tennis talent will be on display as the 16th edition of Coca Cola-sponsored Jim Davies open tournament gets underway in Nairobi Wednesday.

Shilling steady against dollar, stocks upbeat - The Standard

January 3, 2011 The shilling held steady against the dollar Monday as companies reopened after the end of 2010 holidays, while stocks were upbeat underpinned by investors taking positions for the year.

Packed schedule for volleyballers - The Standard

January 3, 2011 Kenyan volleyball players are bracing for a very busy international schedule this year. According to a draft calendar of events released by Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) Sports Organising Secretary Walter Otieno, the country would be involved in nine high profile international tournaments including African Olympics Qualifiers.

Towns hold rallies to spread spirit of 'new nation' - The Standard

January 3, 2011 Aweil, the capital of Northern Bahr el-Ghazal state is a charred town in South Sudan’s North West which borders the Central Africa Republic.

Members of Afghan peace council to hold talks with Pakistan leaders - The Standard

January 3, 2011 Members of an Afghan peace council will hold talks this week with leaders in Pakistan, a crucial player in any future Afghan peace settlement, in the latest attempt to resolve the drawn-out and costly war.

Employers expect KPLC reforms to lower power cost - The Standard

January 3, 2011 The Government has been urged to ensure that present capital restructuring at power distributor, Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC), results in lower cost of power.

Capital markets reforms to boost trade volume, efficiency - The Standard

January 3, 2011 Local securities market institutions have resolved to adopt strategies to devolve services countrywide in line with the new Constitution.

Resolve to make peace in 2011, elder urges Kenyans - The Standard

January 3, 2011 Chairman of Kikuyu Council of Elders, Samuel Mwangi Thuita, has urged communities to use the opportunity brought about by the New Year to foster better relations among themselves.

Top Sudan leaders upbeat about vote, say separation the way to go - The Standard

January 3, 2011 As January 9 approaches officials in South Sudan’s towns including President Salva Kiir Mayardit are growing bolder in calls for secession from the Sudanese Union.

African leaders 'to offer amnesty' to Gbagbo - The Standard

January 3, 2011 A delegation of African leaders is in Ivory Coast in a new effort to persuade its incumbent president to step down following disputed elections.

South Korea tells Pyongyang 'door to dialogue open' - The Standard

January 3, 2011 South Korea said it was open to dialogue with Pyongyang if it was ready to dismantle its nuclear facilities, as the US envoy for North Korea prepared to travel to the region to discuss how to reduce tensions.

Why KCPE is the gateway to economic success or misery - The Standard

January 3, 2011 The highlights of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination results is a list of 100 top students, nationally and regionally (provinces). This replaced the schools ranking which was seen as beneficial to private schools in form of free advertisement. However, this has not stopped schools from ensuring their pupils appear among the top 100, another proxy for ranking.

Bid to promote local tourism - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 After a sterling record in tourism during the just ending festive season, plans are unfolding to make special packages so that the Coast becomes active throughout the year.

Mtwapa police boss killed in tragic accident in Meru - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 A senior police officer died instantly when the vehicle he was driving collided head-on with another at Kaithe market along the Meru-Maua highway.

Man accused of defiling daughters arrested - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 A 40-year-old man has been arrester for allegedly defiling his two daughters.

40,000 males undergo ‘cut’ in anti-HIV drive - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 More than 40,000 men and boys were circumcised during the festive season under a government-sponsored programme for the prevention of HIV.

Quick action urged on crisis - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 An assistant minister on Monday asked the government to put in place measures to mitigate against looming hunger in drought-prone areas.

Travellers stranded as transport crisis worsens after end of festive season - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 The transport crisis hit its peak on Monday as opening of schools spoiled the day for travellers returning to work after the festive season.

Drunk youth kills father, 72, over food - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 A drunk youth on Monday killed his 72-year-old father in Homa Bay town following a quarrel over food.

Single party plan for Ruto, Wamalwa alliance - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 Plans are underway to have a single political party to be used by former Higher Education Minister and Eldoret North MP William Ruto and Saboti MP Eugene Wamalwa for the 2012 elections.

End break to tackle new laws, MPs told - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 Parliament should resume business before the end of the month to speed up implementation of the new Constitution, Justice minister Mutula Kilonzo has said.

PM seeks to end Ivorian crisis after poll dispute - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 Kenya's Prime Minister Raila Odinga arrived in Cote d’Ivoire on Monday to continue talks with the two claimants to the country’s presidency.

Is there likely to be full Government commitment in re-settling IDPs this year? - The Standard

January 3, 2011 Last week, Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka declared 2011 as the year of the resettlement of all the IDPs. Thousands of the over 350,000 Kenyans displaced during the 2007/08 are still in transit camps. Writer Vitalis Kimutai spoke to Forestry and Wildlife Minister Dr Noah Wekesa and Naivasha MP John Mututho. 

Save lives and rid nation of shameful tag - The Standard

January 3, 2011 It is always a joyous moment when an individual lands a job, particularly when it is a high-flying position. This is even more profound when the appointment comes after some other ambitions have been crushed, particularly inside a ballot box.

Let IDPs not be pawns in resettlement saga - The Standard

January 3, 2011 Amid the din and dust clouds churned up by the naming of the Ocampo Six, there is real risk of drowning the voices of Internally-Displaced Persons (IDP) thousands. Indeed, the subject of the IDPs is never too far from the lips of every Kenyan’s wish list for the days-old new year.

Palaver 04.01.10 - The Standard

January 3, 2011 Palaver reader MB says in recent weeks, the efforts to resettle IDPs in a farm in Narok has been tribalised by a cabal of leaders. Their vitriol and hate haven’t moved the National Cohesion and Integration Commission to action. In the past, Mzalendo Kibunjia and Mary Onyango did not wait to be moved over William Ruto, Chirau Ali Mwakwere and Wilfred Machage. Is Kibunjia waiting for the tribalists to do another Enoosupukia as they did in 1993?

Two Ford parties to hold polls this month - The Standard

January 3, 2011 The two Ford parties are set for grueling elections this month unless the office holders put them off again, as they have done in the past.

There is more to population decline in Central than alcohol - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 Hit by the Mututho alcohol law, hundreds of young men from Central Kenya are waking up from their drunken stupor to find the beautiful girls are either long gone or do not want children.

AG okays graft charges against Henry Kosgey - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 The Attorney General has given the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission the green light to charge Cabinet minister Henry Kosgey for abuse of office. Monday’s decision by the AG has also been confirmed by the KACC Director, Prof. PLO Lumumba

Grief as Kirima’s body arrives - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 The body of prominent politician-cum-businessman Gerishon Kirima arrived on Monday in Nairobi from South Africa where he died while undergoing treatment last week.

Feedback: MPs fault AU over Raila’s mediation in Ivory Coast - The Standard

January 3, 2011 Now that Prime Minister Raila Odinga has become MPs’ proverbial punching bag, they are praying he fails.

Follow US lead in bribery scandal - The Standard

January 3, 2011 So, there is a new graft issue involving the fibre optic cable. A company awarded an $82 million (Sh6.5 billion) contract to lay the fibre optic cable in Kenya has agreed to pay Sh10.6 billion to settle US criminal and civil charges that it paid bribes in Kenya.

Steer clear of youth who fail integrity test - The Standard

January 3, 2011 The 2012 polls will see the youth taking up their rightful position in the political sphere. The new Constitution recognises and appreciates the contribution the youth can make towards developing the country by tapping into their zeal and energy.

Tension as trader lays claim to disputed plot - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 Tension is building up in Mwakirunge, Kisauni district over the ownership of a parcel of land.

Punish corrupt police officers if traffic rules are to be effective - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere is on record saying the force will deal harshly with drivers who flout traffic rules.

School heads locked out over poor results - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 Protests disrupted learning in several schools in Kakamega County with parents locking out head teachers whose pupils performed dismally in last year’s KCPE examination.

Eight foreigners seized as police uncover racket - Daily Nation

January 3, 2011 Security personnel in Turkana have uncovered a human trafficking racket and arrested eight foreigners in a swoop on illegal immigrants.

Kibaki son admitted to city hospital - The Standard

January 3, 2011 President Kibaki's son David Kagai was yesterday airlifted to Nairobi for specialised treatment after fracturing his leg at a beach in Mombasa.

No turning back, IDPs vow on disputed land - The Standard

January 3, 2011 Displaced persons living in Pipeline, Nakuru, have vowed to occupy a disputed piece of land the Government bought to resettle them. Despite frequent protests and threats from the local Maasai community, the IDPs say they are ready to be resettled at Rose Farm in Mau Narok if the Government accords them adequate security.

Family, friends receive Kirima's body - The Standard

January 3, 2011 Tears and tension greeted the arrival of the body of businessman Gerishon Kirima at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. The plane carrying his remains arrived at 4pm from South Africa, where he died.

CJ to swear in members of CRA, CIC commissions - The Standard

January 3, 2011 Implementation of the new Constitution is expected to get on course when Chief Justice Evan Gicheru swears in members of key constitutional commissions this morning.

Karua reads mischief in Govt appointments - The Standard

January 3, 2011 Gichugu MP Martha Karua wants vacant positions in Government to be filled through a competitive process. Karua claimed there were indications President Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga intentend to appoint their cronies to the plum jobs.

Sudanese expectations - The Standard

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More trouble for Kosgey after ICC - The Standard

January 3, 2011 Attorney General Amos Wako has given the green light for arrest and prosecution of Industrialisation minister Henry Kosgey setting the stage for another exit from Cabinet.

AG issues arrest order for Henry Kosgey - The Standard

January 3, 2011 Attorney General Amos Wako has given the green light for arrest and prosecution of Industrialisation minister Henry Kosgey setting the stage for another exit from Cabinet.

Mediators leave Abidjan without breakthrough - Capital FM

January 4, 2011 ABIDJAN, Jan 4 - African mediators left Ivory Coast without a breakthrough in the west African nation's presidential vote crisis.

Cabinet minister Henry Kosgey steps aside - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 CABINET MINISTER Henry Kosgey offers to step aside and is ready to face charges, a day after AG approved his arrest and prosecution over fraud.

Kenyan Minister quits, surrenders to KACC - Capital FM

January 4, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 4 - Industrialization Minister Henry Kosgey has now written to President Mwai Kibaki stating that he wishes to vacate office.

WikiLeaks will kill Kenyan careers in 2011 - Capital FM

January 4, 2011 The Year 2011 was never much on Kenyans' minds before it dawned at midnight on Saturday January 1. The year Kenyans have long waited for with bated breath is 2012, the magic year of the 11th General Election, with 2011 being just the footbridge to the polls. But Kenyans had better begin paying very close attention to certain events that are scheduled by faraway forces beyond our control for rollout this year, with far-reaching implications for the 2012 General Election.

Coptic pope urges calm in Egypt - Capital FM

January 4, 2011 CAIRO, Jan 4 - Egypt's Coptic Pope Shenouda III appealed for calm as Christian protesters clashed with police for a third day in a row after a New Year's Day bombing.

Philippine politician catches his killer on camera - Capital FM

January 4, 2011 MANILA, Jan 4 - A murdered Philippine politician caught his killer on camera just moments before he was shot dead, with the photograph leading to the arrest of the gunman, police said on Tuesday.

African mediators leave Côte d'Ivoire without breakthrough - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 African mediators left Ivory Coast without a breakthrough in the west African nation's presidential vote crisis after the man the world says won, Alassane Ouattara, said discussions were over.

Kosgey resigns - NTV

January 4, 2011 Industrialization Minister Henry Kosgey resigns to pave way for investigations.

African leaders fail to convince Gbagbo to quit - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 The special emissaries of the ECOWAS and African Union blocs left Côte d’Ivoire late on Monday without a deal about the withdrawal of outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo, said to be their road map.

Obama likely to visit Africa this year - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 New York-based news agency AP did not specifically mention Kenya as a potential destination for Mr Obama.

New California governor vows painful cuts - Capital FM

January 4, 2011 LOS ANGELES, Jan 4 - Veteran Democrat Jerry Brown vowed on Monday "painful" spending cuts to pull California out of a deep budget hole, as he was sworn in as the state's oldest governor.

Raila says South Sudan needs decisive vote - Capital FM

January 4, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 4 - Prime Minister Raila Odinga has called on the people of Southern Sudan to deliver a decisive vote that will leave no room for doubts and disputes in Sunday's referendum.

Ivory Coast rivals agree to meet, says Raila - Capital FM

January 4, 2011 LAGOS, Jan 4 - Ivory Coast's political rivals Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara have agreed on a face-to-face meeting to try to resolve the country's political crisis.

Snakes, crocodiles threaten Australia - Capital FM

January 4, 2011 Australia, Jan 4 - Australian residents fled their homes and sandbagged properties as a major town was threatened by a flood disaster which unleashed a plague of reptiles.

Firms Linked to Conflict Minerals May Face Prosecution - AlertNet

January 4, 2011 Prosecutors being urged to use pillage charge to curb illicit trade in natural resources.

Tensions Rise as South Sudan Vote Looms - AlertNet

January 4, 2011 With South Sudan’s referendum on independence just weeks away, IWPR’s Africa editor Blake Evans-Pritchard assesses what lies in store for southerners if they vote for secession. There’s some concern that separation will lead to renewed bloodshed, but would President Omar al-Bashir want to start a war that could weaken his own hold on power?

South Sudan rolls out red carpet for Bashir - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 On a rare visit to Juba on Tuesday, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir told southerners he would celebrate the result of Sunday's referendum on southern independence, "even if you choose secession."

US lets some companies resume Gulf drilling - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 Thirteen oil companies have been authorized to resume deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

Govt registers union for special education teachers - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 A rival union to the Kenya National Union of Teachers has been registered by the Government to represent teachers teaching children with special disabilities.

Woman kills lawmaker she accused of rape - Capital FM

January 4, 2011 PATNA, Jan 4 - A schoolteacher in eastern India stabbed to death a regional legislator in Bihar state seven months after alleging the politician and his secretary had raped her, police said.

Raila endorses Kosgey's decision to step aside - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 Cabinet Minister Henry Kosgey offers to step aside and is ready to face charges, a day after the AG approved his arrest and prosecution over fraud.

Team to drive law implementation sworn in - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 The Constitution implementation commission was on Tuesday sworn into office and promised to immediately focus on laws required to fully bring the Supreme law into effect, amid a sense of urgency.

Farmers reap rich rewards from Equity’s Sh4bn loans - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 Equity Bank says a revolving fund for lending to small-scale farmers and farm inputs dealers has recorded

Bashir in South Sudan ahead of vote - Capital FM

January 4, 2011 JUBA, Sudan, Jan 4 - Sudanese President Omar al Bashir on Tuesday landed in the city of Juba, to a red carpet welcome, where he was scheduled to acquaint himself with the final vote preparations.

Dozens feared dead in Uganda bus explosion - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 DOZENS FEARED dead as an explosion goes off on a bus near the border between Uganda and South Sudan.

Farmers reap rich rewards from Sh4bn fund - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 Equity Bank says a revolving fund for lending to small-scale farmers and farm inputs dealers has recorded

Wanjiru’s wife seeks divorce - NTV

January 4, 2011 The wife of Embattled Olympic Marathon Champion Samuel Wanjiru has denied reports that she has reconciled with her husband. Teresia Njeri said she actually intends to file for divorce next week, claiming that her future with the celebrated athlete is gloomy.

Promoting culture - NTV

January 4, 2011 Residents of Misesi division in Gucha, Kisii County have organized a cultural fete to showcase the Abagussi traditions. The event, which was graced by Culture and Heritage assistant minister Wilfred Ombui, also saw residents participating in various sporting activities.

Bashir ready for secession of south Sudan - Capital FM

January 4, 2011 JUBA, Jan 4 - Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir told southerners on a rare visit to Juba on Tuesday he would celebrate the result of Sunday's referendum on southern independence.

CIC team sworn in, gets down to work - Capital FM

January 4, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 4 - The Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution has been sworn into office and immediately began work.

No quick solution to Ivory Coast crisis - AlertNet

January 4, 2011 Threat of force looms, but regional leaders may not carry it out

Raila accepts Kosgey's decision to step aside - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 Cabinet Minister Henry Kosgey offers to step aside and is ready to face charges, a day after the AG approved his arrest and prosecution over fraud.

CORRECTION - Report of second Uganda bus blast discounted - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 Initial reports of an explosion on a bus along the Uganda/South Sudan border have been discounted.

Rwanda’s exiled military officers await long prison sentences - The East African

January 4, 2011 Military prosecutor demands 35-year sentences for the accused

Kosgey denies charges in court - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 Cabinet minister Henry Kosgey appeared in court on Tuesday and denied twelve counts of abuse of office charges levelled against him.

Businesses ready for good returns in 2011 - Capital FM

January 4, 2011 By Alfred Ng'ang'a Buoyed by the country's economic prospects and performance in the past year, a cross section of local captains of industry are now bracing for a very good 2011 ahead. All indications in various leading local companies across diverse sectors seem to suggest that 2011 will be marked by steady business growth with some of the business leaders training their sights on regional expansion programmes.

Kosgey denies graft charges, freed on bail - Capital FM

January 4, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya Jan 4 - Tinderet Member of Parliament Henry Kosgey on Tuesday denied 12 counts of abuse of office leveled against him at the anti-corruption court in Nairobi.

Kenya’s global status in IT sector grows - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 Kenya’s stature in the technology world is growing globally as it prepares to host a major international

Police say Juba-bound bus had tyre burst - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 Both Ugandan and South Sudan authorities say the midday explosion sent passengers, who mistook it for bomb blast, fleeing through the window.

World’s top 20 in 2010 - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 The past 12 months were defined by recovery. Unemployment and foreclosures remain high, yet the world economy is tentatively stable.

Is your ‘mtumba’ in the right Kenyan form? - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 Last year I advised you on how to buy a second-hand car. The article covered all used vehicles, be they reconditioned or otherwise.

Memories of my father - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 The events of December 30, 1998 remain clear in my mind.  The fresh evening breeze always brought along the noisy crickets that ushered us into the hut.

A report card on school transport - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 School buses are a very safe form of transportation. However, the safety of pupils  is at stake when worn out buses and matatus are the ones transporting children to and from school.

The futility of worrying about what wagging tongues - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 Recently, I lost a close relative. Carol* is not the first of my close relations to succumb to an AIDS-related complication.

The war at home - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 Sibling rivalry is hatred between the brothers and sisters of the same parents. It is known to start during pregnancy when the mother is expecting her second born child before the first born has hit the teen age.

Baby girl’s path to independence  - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 It started with her cradle, and then breast milk. Well, our daughter didn’t give up the latter willingly.

Procrastination: What’s your excuse? - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 Sometimes it feels as if our lives are all about excuses: I’m too tired, I’m too busy or I can’t do that; what would the rest of the family say?

Mother at 16: My burden, my joy - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 My parents were staunch Christians and strict disciplinarians. They insisted on discipline but somehow, my sister and I chose our own paths

Minister Kosgey did the right thing by stepping aside as probe continues - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 The sudden “stepping aside” of embattled Industrialisation minister Henry Kosgey, although long overdue, is a step in the right direction.

Kibaki and Raila must not pull Kenya out of Rome Statute - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 The naming of six people that ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo suspects bear the greatest responsibility in planning and facilitating Kenya’s election violence has caused panic.

North and South Sudan will always need one another - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 The signing of CPA in 2005 by the parties that have been involved in the Sudanese civil war was a major breakthrough for IGAD.

Kenya will never be the same, thanks to ICC - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 Courtesy of sustained debate, many now know one or two things about international law and the ICC.

Failure to promote use of Sheng in schools may lead to identity crisis - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 It has become routine every year after the Kenya Primary Education Certificate exam results are announced for scholars to blame Sheng for pupils’ poor performance in Kiswahili and English.

Is our education system now class-based? - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 Education ministry officials and the Kenya National Examinations Council did a great job to minimise examination irregularities last year.

Hypocritical multinational firms bribing crooked government officials - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 We all knew that European multinationals pay bribes to government officials to win large and lucrative infrastructure contracts.

Kenyans should never die of starvation again - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 Once again, the spectre of famine looms over the land. Leaders in many of the drier parts of the country are ringing alarm bells, and there have been reports of some human deaths.

Holiday is over for MPs - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 We join Justice minister Mutula Kilonzo in urging our Members of Parliament to troop back to the House as soon as possible so that they can work on the mountain of legislation required to activate the new Constitution.

Trade council operates without a boss - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 The Export Promotion Council is yet to get a chief executive two months after three names of potential candidates

Maize farmers flock NCPB depots to deliver last season's produce - The Standard

January 4, 2011 Hundreds of maize farmers have flocked the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) depots in Kitale and Moi's Bridge to deliver last season's crop.

State moves to restore fiscal discipline in rogue parastatals - The Standard

January 4, 2011 State Corporations are now conditioned to observe financial discipline or face exclusion from any support of the central Government. An elaborate Treasury circular to all state corporations directs parastatals to generate reasonable returns to the ministry of Finance and other stakeholders and to devise an appropriate dividend policy to ensure this is done.

Captains of industry predict good year - The Standard

January 4, 2011 Buoyed by the country's economic prospects and performance in the past year, a cross section of local captains of industry are now bracing for a very good 2011 ahead.

State's Sh100m to help pastoralists fight drought - The Standard

January 4, 2011 The Government has set aside Sh100 million to buy livestock from pastoralist communities in North Eastern province to cushion them against drought.

Get down on it - The Standard

January 4, 2011 When it comes to New Year resolutions, we fall into one of these two categories. You may be among those who have already formulated a list of what they want to achieve and have even allocated a time frame against each resolution. A good number of us, however, have a general idea of what we want to do this year, but find it too taxing to put it down. Here are a few ideas for those still trying to figure out what to do with the year.

I love being a doctor - The Standard

January 4, 2011 Dr Jacqueline Wanjiku Kagima, 26, says pursuing medicine takes passion and a lot of sacrifice. She talks to Shirley Genga

Versatile Afro maxi - The Standard

January 4, 2011 Last year's version of the dress has taken a fun twist with the return of the long (maxi) dress. It is comfortable, fun and a throwback to the 1960's bohemian fashion. African designers have not been left behind in this trend and have also designed maxi dresses using African fabrics.

He no longer calls - The Standard

January 4, 2011 I am worried because my boyfriend has not been calling me. It all began with him saying I was too pretty for him and that he feared I would leave him for another man. He said a similar thing had happened to him in the past and he feared it would happen again. I convinced him that I would never leave him, but he still doesn’t call as regularly as he used to.

Lady B's MJ print - The Standard

January 4, 2011 Wambui Thimba finds out the musician's taste What handbag are you carrying? It’s a bag with newspaper print of Michael Jackson.

Pastoralists brace for hard times as weather experts predict drought - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 Amos Moipan Tata wades through the knee-high grass outside his Kajiado home. He stops and looks proudly at his herd of cattle grazing nearby. Their healthy hides shine in the afternoon sun as they feed on the plentiful pasture.

Parents cry foul over increase in textbook prices - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 The government has been asked to intervene over the increase in the price of textbooks.

Residents fault bid to allocate project funds through ministry - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 The decision to channel project funds through the Ministry of Water and Irrigation has angered residents of Chebara in Marakwet.

Farmers to ditch crops over costs - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 The acreage under crop production is likely to go down this farming season in North Rift, the country’s grain basket, due to the high cost of agricultural inputs and fuel.

Top officers moved in police reshuffle - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 Twenty five police officers have been moved in a reshuffle affecting top ranking officers.

Top Kenyan cops shuffled - Capital FM

January 4, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 4 - Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere effected major changes in the force late on Tuesday, naming Sebastian Ndaru as the new Head of the Anti Narcotics Unit.

Cane miller rivalry wafting across the western sugar belt - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 Cane farmers in the western Kenya sugar zone have been caught up in the midst of a raging controversy triggered by a dispute over licensing of a second sugar factory in Kakamega North district.

Autopsy shows Kirima died of pneumonia - Capital FM

January 4, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 4 - An autopsy report released on Tuesday afternoon shows that the late real estate tycoon Gerishon Kirima died of pneumonia and chronic renal disease. 

Rtd. Gen. Sumbeiywo, the Sudan Mediator - NTV

January 4, 2011 Rtd General Lazarus Sumbeiywo spoke to NTV’s Linus Kaikai in an extensive interview that saw the peace mediator recall his interaction with Sudan president Omar al-Bashir

Constitution implimentation team sworn in - NTV

January 4, 2011 Justice minister Mutula Kilonzo has told members of the commission for the implementation of the new constitution to immediately begin work on the various legislation aimed at the implementation the new law. He said the fact that they are behind schedule should not deny Kenyans a new document within the set time line. He spoke during the swearing in ceremony of the members of that crucial commission at the Chief Justices’ office this morning. Commission chairman Charles Nyachae said his committee is up to the task but appealed for support from all the stakeholders.

Farmers’ delight as NCPB buys maize from farmers - NTV

January 4, 2011 Farmers in Kenya's North Rift have a huge reason to celebrate.This follows the government's release of funds to purchase maize in the region.The government has so far bought 115,000 90-kilogramme bags from the farmers in an operation that is ongoing.

Copyrights, easy and inexpensive to obtain - NTV

January 4, 2011 Ignorance on copyright laws among most Kenyans is denying them immense economic benefits that could be accrued from their works. Edward Sigei the chief legal counsel at the Kenya Copyright Board says Kenyans should adopt a culture of registering their copyrights. Sigei further says it’s unfortunate that many trading names are not registered despite rampant piracy of intellectual property in the country.

IDPs threaten sit-in in Nairobi unless resettled - The Standard

January 4, 2011 Hundreds of internally displaced people in various camps in Naivasha and Gilgil have given the Government a one-week ultimatum to resettle them.

Subash Modi retires from ICC Panel of umpires - The Standard

January 4, 2011 Kenya's face of cricket umpiring Subash Modi has retired from the International Cricket Council (ICC) Panel of umpires.

Stars face acid test against Sudan today - The Standard

January 4, 2011 Kenya take on Sudan this afternoon (Wednesday) in the opening match of the Nile Basin tournament at the National Stadium in Cairo. The Kenyan side will be hoping to bounce back after a disastrous outing in Tanzania last month where they failed to win even a single match in the regional Senior Challenge Cup tournament.

Sacayansa are Koth Biro champions - The Standard

January 4, 2011 Sacayonsa football team emerged champions of this year's Koth Biro football tournament after beating Pellico 2-1 at Nairobi’s Ziwani grounds.

Second chance for Oboya - The Standard

January 4, 2011 Out of favor Kenyan attacking mid-fielder Patrick Oboya hopes to use the Nile Basin tournament here in Cairo to fight for his place back in the national team and re-launch a faltering football career.

Iten to host KCB cross country on Saturday - The Standard

January 4, 2011 The first local athletics action this year will be in Iten on Saturday. This will be the last Kenya Commercial Bank Athletics Kenya golden jackpot cross-country meeting.

Khan siblings to race in a Porsche - The Standard

January 4, 2011 The Khan siblings Aslam and Arshad are optimistic they will put up a strong performance with a new car at this year's Kenya Airways East African Safari Classic Rally.

Iran invites Russia, China to atom sites - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 Iran said today it will open its atomic sites to some world powers, in a rare move swiftly dismissed as “antics’ by the United States, which along with Britain, France and Germany, is not invited.

Five years on, Ariel Sharon remains in a coma - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 With little fanfare, Israel today marked five years since former prime minister and tough army general Ariel Sharon fell into a coma, ending a controversial political and military career.

Governor shot dead in Pakistan over blasphemy - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 Premier appeals for calm with memories fresh of riots parked by previous killings

Dakar ace De Mevius signs up for Safari Classic Rally - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 Gregoire De Mevius, a regular campaigner with the Nissan team in the Dakar Rally, is the latest big name to sign up for this year’s Kenya Airways East African Safari Classic Rally.

New trial set to start over Jackson death - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 Demise of Jackson, the biggest pop star of his generation, shocked the world

Dutch Muslims offer to guard Coptic churches - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 Pastor says he had contacted police ahead of orthodox Christmas this week

National sides back in training for Olympics - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 The national men’s and women’s hockey teams resume training next weekend at the City Park Hockey Stadium in readiness for the 2012 London Olympic Games qualifiers later this year.

Karuturi coach’s fears over possible mass departure of his players to other clubs - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 Karuturi Sports coach Sammy Okoth fears losing half of his squad in the current transfer window.

Could Wolves show Ancelotti the door? - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 Chelsea head to bottom of the table Wolves on Wednesday night with manager Carlo Ancelotti insisting all is not lost for his defending champions in their quest to retain the Premier League title.

Banks slash loan limits in race for the mass market - Business Daily

January 4, 2011 Banks have slashed the minimum loan to as low as Sh700, in what industry players say

Court cases delay issuance of radio and TV licences - Business Daily

January 4, 2011 Two court cases challenging broadcasting regulations announced two years ago are holding

Coffee theft cartels harvest from new price boom - Business Daily

January 4, 2011 A good run in coffee prices has triggered theft and illegal trade in the commodity

Rise in global price of wheat boon for Kenyan farmers - Business Daily

January 4, 2011 A poor grain outlook is set to sustain the rally in global wheat prices this year

Duty waivers come to the fore in Kosgey graft charges - Business Daily

January 4, 2011 Industrialisation minister Henry Kosgey was on Tuesday charged with 12 counts of corruption

Consumers face tough times in fresh price rally - Business Daily

January 4, 2011 A sharp rally in commodity prices underpinned by the global economic recovery has sparked

Camel milk sector seeks State aid to boost output - Business Daily

January 4, 2011 The camel milk sector is seeking government support to help boost output in the face of growing demand

Cereals board in search for more maize buyers - Business Daily

January 4, 2011 National Cereals and Produce Board is negotiating another bulk purchase of its warehouse

Saccos face new levy to meet regulator’s costs - Business Daily

January 4, 2011 Savings and Credit Societies have been slapped with a new levy that will finance the operations

Cement firms bet on stable Southern Sudan for growth - Business Daily

January 4, 2011 Cement manufacturers are eyeing a surge in demand from southern Sudan after Sunday’s

The shilling stumbles as firms return to market - Business Daily

January 4, 2011 The shilling on Tuesday touched a three-month low to trade at Sh81 to the dollar, on what dealers

Southern Sudan battles poverty, seeks lost identity - The Standard

January 4, 2011 A strong gush of wind swirled along the dusty streets, sweeping up trash and dust. People shuffled under the sweltering heat – buyers, sellers, underground currency changers, policemen.

Kenyans in Juba fault recall of consulate - The Standard

January 4, 2011 Kenyans in Juba have criticised the Government over the recall of Kenya's consulate, Joseph Kiplagat. Speaking to The Standard yesterday under their umbrella body, New Vision Kenya, the Kenyans said it was wrong to recall the ambassador a few weeks to the referendum on separation.

Conservationists warn over cost of illegal logging - The Standard

January 4, 2011 Conservationists have raised alarm over illegal logging and harvesting of sandalwood at an indigenous forest in Narok South.

MP, co-operative in row over mining deal - The Standard

January 4, 2011 An MP is embroiled in a row with members of a co-operative society in Taita-Taveta County over a controversial iron ore mining deal.

Why Iten camps are loved by many athletes - The Standard

January 4, 2011 The Keiyo North District is the dream of every budding athlete because of its cold weather condition. Many athletic coaches both local and international recommend it for high altitude training, hence the mushrooming of training camps.

Coffee thefts threaten to derail efforts to revive ailing industry - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 Theft of coffee from factories and farms is posing a serious threat to an industry just recovering

Major advances predicted for health and medicine in 2011 - Business Daily

January 4, 2011 In terms of advancement in the fields of science and medicine, 2010 was a stellar year

Political recklessness will leave Ivory Coast burning - Business Daily

January 4, 2011 Ivory Coast now seems destined to slide into the full scale chaos so frequently witnessed elsewhere

Revamp digital villages - Business Daily

January 4, 2011 News that lack of funding has held back several rural digital village initiatives is worrying given

Team to guide new laws takes oath of office - Business Daily

January 4, 2011 A nine-member committee to oversee the implementation of the Constitution was sworn in on Tuesday

Organic flour targets health-conscious consumers - Business Daily

January 4, 2011 Can using a particular flour when cooking make you healthier?

Rugby officials in quest for result-driven team managers - Business Daily

January 4, 2011 The KCB rugby team has parted ways with coach Michael “Tank” Otieno after club officials

Let’s make Kenya a people’s republic - Business Daily

January 4, 2011 The greatest challenge that Kenya and by extension African countries will face in 2011

Sickle cell disease still deadly despite advances in medicine - Business Daily

January 4, 2011 A century after the drawing of an anaemic patient’s sickle-shaped red blood cells came out

Education sector audit on course - Business Daily

January 4, 2011 In September, I informed Kenyans about some governance concerns that we had found

Firms must ensure promotions are based on merit - Business Daily

January 4, 2011 My two peers were recently promoted to mid-level positions within our organisation.

Famine to get worse as dry weather sets in - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 Famine in most arid parts of the country is expected to get worse as the La Nina weather phenomenon start kicks in.

Kosgey on 12 counts for abuse of office - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 Mr Henry Kosgey faces a cumulative total of 120 years in jail if he is convicted on 12 charges of abuse of office filed in a Nairobi court on Tuesday.

Toe the line or quit, matatus told - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 Matatu owners on Tuesday lost their bid to stop the government from regulating the transport sector.

Billionaires spend Sh100m in Malindi - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 The just-ended festive season was an economic windfall for the tourist haven of Malindi.

Champion’s wife wants divorce - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 Olympic champion Samwel Wanjiru’s wife Tereza Njeri on Tuesday said she wants a divorce.

Gbagbo agrees to discuss ‘peaceful’ end to deadlock - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 Cote d’Ivoire’s Laurent Gbagbo has agreed to negotiate a “peaceful end” to his country’s crisis without preconditions, regional leaders said.

Police chiefs moved in major shuffle - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 The entire top leadership of the police force in Coast Province has been reshuffled and a new officer named to head the anti narcotics unit at the port.

New plans to ease transport in city - Daily Nation

January 4, 2011 Transport within the Central Business District will remain as it is for now despite the withdrawal of the 14-seater matatus

Anger as raw sewage seeps into city taps - The Standard

January 4, 2011 It is on the New Year's eve and you are preparing for a big family party. You turn on your kitchen tap, ready to start preparing meals when the worst happens. Instead of bringing water, the tap wheezes and spurts out a pungent smelling, dark green liquid. The entire house is quickly engulfed by the foul smell of raw sewage.

Mombasa's giant fish puzzles local scientists - The Standard

January 4, 2011 Mombasa fisherman Masood Rashid is still on top of the world, two days after he caught one of the biggest fish in the Indian Ocean.

Allow court to rule before resettling IDPs - The Standard

January 4, 2011 Following the row over plans to resettle IDPs on the Mau Narok-based Rose Farm, the Government ought to listen to counsel from some of the would-be beneficiaries of the resettlement scheme.

Kosgey's resignation was the best option - The Standard

January 4, 2011 When like Industrialisation Minister Henry Kosgey, if one is under investigation by a State agency there are only two ways the probe can go. One may be found innocent if police find the claims too weak or flimsy. Secondly, the evidence may be too overwhelming to ignore and so one’s fate is left to the court to determine. The court will weigh the accusations, examine evidence adduced and listen to the defence given, then rule.

Sacco fund theft will discourage saving - The Standard

January 4, 2011 With the advent of any new Government, the main pledges are usually job creation and economic stability. Kenya’s has been no different and the current regime came into office riding on the back of better days ahead through ensuring an enabling environment.

The global dimension of corruption - The Standard

January 4, 2011 In a world where corruption is the planet's most talked about problem — according to a BBC World Service survey of 13,000 people across 26 countries — demonising matters of corruption in isolation by foreign governments and diplomats is unfair.

Allegation of youth coup plot is diversionary - The Standard

January 4, 2011 The official attitude of the Kenya Government and the political elite towards the youth has been exposed for what it is. First, the Government Spokesman declared that the American Government was sponsoring youth to ‘topple’ the Grand Coalition Government. The Vice President, Prime Minister and President, who spoke during Jamhuri Day celebrations at Nyayo National Stadium, repeated this allegation.

Palaver 05.01.10 - The Standard

January 4, 2011 If it was up to Naivasha MP John Mututho, IDP resttlement would not have delayed this long. Hear him: "This is an open-and-shut matter of setting aside of funds for resettlement meant to enrich a few people. For example, where are the funds meant for food for the IDPs? Who has been pocketing it? And (Kalonzo) is the VP, for God’s sake. What is he waiting for? Why does he have to make a mere statement instead of acting? There are 18,000 acres of land formerly belonging to the ADC, which has been grabbed in Naivasha, and I am willing to help point out its exact location." Think Mututho has a point?

Githae demands release of names in Waki envelope - The Standard

January 4, 2011 Nairobi Metropolitan Minister Robinson Njeru Githae has demanded for the release of the names in the Waki envelope.

Drug addicts question rehabilitation programme - The Standard

January 4, 2011 Drug addicts at the Coast have expressed fear that the programme initiated by the Government to rehabilitate them is likely to flop.

Form One selection must be fair - The Standard

January 4, 2011 As the Form One selection process gets underway, it would be important for Education Minister Sam Ongeri not to forget the lessons learnt from the results of last year’s KCPE examination.

Feedback:Minister Henry Kosgey offers to step aside, face charges - The Standard

January 4, 2011 Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission Director Patrick Lumumba is finally producing results. Please pursue, indict, arrest, prosecute, jail and recover our embezzled resources. I hope all the arms of Government give you the necessary support and goodwill to end impunity and corruption.

NGOs accuse ICC suspects of flouting rules - The Standard

January 4, 2011 The Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) Council has raised concern over the outright disregard of rules set by the ICC for the post election violence suspects.

City Hall suffers Sh2.2 billion deficit after missing Latf - The Standard

January 4, 2011 The City Council of Nairobi is grappling with Sh2.2 billion-budget deficit following the move to deny it Local Authority Transfer Fund (Latf) this year.

Family accepts autopsy report on Kirima - The Standard

January 4, 2011 Veteran politician-cum-businessman Gerishon Kirima died of pneumonia and chronic renal disease, post-mortem examination results have shown.

Gaddafi invites leaders to talk unity of Africa - The Standard

January 4, 2011 A delegation of 100 elders have left the country for Libya to meet its leader Maumar Gaddafi.

Leaders tell Kosgey to quit ODM leadership - The Standard

January 4, 2011 The stepping aside of Industrialisation Minister Henry Kosgey and his subsequent arraignment in court sparked a flurry of reactions, with some leaders calling on him to also quit the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party chairmanship.

Muthama challenges Kimunya to act over rising road carnage - The Standard

January 4, 2011 Kangundo MP Johnstone Muthama has called on Transport Minister Amos Kimunya to put in place measures to check road accidents.

Salat faults Ruto on party remarks - The Standard

January 4, 2011 Kanu Secretary-General Nick Salat says the party takes great exception over remarks made by Eldoret North MP William Ruto against it.

Raila, team meet Ecowas boss over Ivorian progress - The Standard

January 4, 2011 Prime Minister Raila Odinga arrived in Abuja Tuesday to brief President Goodwill Jonathan on the Ivorian crisis after meeting the rival claimants to Ivory Coast's presidency.

Protests as millionaire athletes 'race' poor girls out of school - The Standard

January 4, 2011 Parents living around Iten town in Keiyo North District are up in arms over what they term immoral conduct of international athletes training at local camps.

Senior police officers moved in reshuffle - The Standard

January 4, 2011 Twenty-five senior police officers were moved in changes aimed at revamping the war on drugs.

Iran hangs murderer in public - Capital FM

January 5, 2011 TEHRAN, Jan 5 - Iran on Wednesday hanged in public a man convicted of committing a sensational daylight murder in a Tehran neighbourhood in October, state news agency IRNA reported.

Gadget charger harnesses walking power - Capital FM

January 5, 2011 LAS VEGAS, Jan 5 - A US company has come up with a baton-shaped device that charges gadgets using power generated by walking, hiking or running.

Gbagbo must go, insists Kenya PM - Capital FM

January 5, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 5 - Prime Minister Raila Odinga insists that Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo has no option but to negotiate an exit, to pave way for the legitimate President of the country Al

Pakistan to bury assassinated governor - Capital FM

January 5, 2011 Pakistan, Jan 5 - Pakistan went on high alert Wednesday for the funeral of Punjab provincial governor Salman Taseer.

AU guarantees amnesty for Gbagbo if he cedes power - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 The team has not ruled out the use of force in case Mr Gbagbo declines to hand over power voluntarily, AU special envoy and Kenya’s Prime Minister Raila Odinga told the media in Nairobi on Wednesday.

Apple a no-show but iPad looms over CES - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 The annual Consumer Electronics Show kicks in the US on Thursday but the hottest device

Q&A: Southern Sudan referendum  - The Standard

January 5, 2011 Almost four million people have registered to take part in Sunday's referendum on whether Africa's biggest country - Sudan - should split in two. The vote was a condition of a 2005 deal to end almost two decades of conflict between north and south.

Sanitary kits allow schoolgirls to learn in peace - The Standard

January 5, 2011 Poor schoolgirls will benefit from a major re-usable sanitary pads initiative, which aim to keep them in school.

Education reform agenda - The Standard

January 5, 2011 The Ministry of Education will soon embark on fundamental administrative reforms that are expected to match the education system, with the demands of the new Constitution.

How Kibera visit may prompt ministry to engage ECD programme - The Standard

January 5, 2011 Teachers and owners of Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres are hopeful that the New Year could herald a new dawn for this critical component of education.

Nyanza graduates step up to support pupils - The Standard

January 5, 2011 For three days, the Standard Seven pupil did not attend school for reasons she was not ready to share even with her class teacher.

Organisation pilots menstrual cups to help girls stay in school - The Standard

January 5, 2011 Celestine Awino, a Form Four student at Our Lady of Fatima Secondary School in Nairobi lives with her father and siblings in Kariobangi.

Ways to keep textbooks affordable - The Standard

January 5, 2011 Parents and teachers are grappling with high costs of numerous textbooks required by the curriculum.

Menstrual cups to help girls stay in school - The Standard

January 5, 2011 Celestine Awino, a Form Four student at Our Lady of Fatima Secondary School in Nairobi lives with her father and siblings in Kariobangi.

AFC to review interest on loans to farmers - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 The Agricultural Finance Corporation (AFC) will review interest on loans advanced

Minister warns over livestock deaths from drought - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 Livestock minister Mohamed Kuti said the adversely hot weather conditions were exposing the animals to dangerous diseases and lack of feed that could lead to massive deaths

Kenya 'ready' for post-referendum Sudan - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 Arrangements are in place to host refugees in case war breaks out in Southern Sudan, but acting Foreign Affairs minister Prof George Saitoti says all indications are that the referendum will be peaceful.

Saitoti – Kenya pledges Sh200m for Southern Sudan - The Standard

January 5, 2011 The Government of Kenya has pledged Sh200million to train South Sudan’s nascent civil servants this financial year and promised additional assistance three days to the historic separation referendum in South Sudan.

Sudanese in Eldoret eager to vote - The Standard

January 5, 2011 Hundreds of Sudanese in Eldoret town are in an upbeat mood ahead of Sunday's referendum to determine whether their country would be split or not. Kapsoya estate in Eldoret is home to a large number of Sudanese nationals who say they are anxious to cast their votes in the historical referendum.

French ex minister Morin to run for president - Capital FM

January 5, 2011 PARIS, Jan 5 - French former defence minister Herve Morin will run for president as a centre-right candidate to rival President Nicolas Sarkozy, its spokesman said on Wednesday.

Minister urges China to help EAC develop - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 East African Community minister Hellen Sambili has urged the Chinese Government

Kenya recruits foreign drafters for new law - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 The four experts will join a team of local drafters drawn from the Attorney General’s office and the Kenya Law Reform Commission in preparing 49 Bills required to bring the Constitution into operation.

Bank in deal to produce green energy - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 Help Self Help Centre (HSHC) has partnered with World Bank’s Africa energy unit

Nairobi City morgue to be expanded - Capital FM

January 5, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan - Expansion of the city mortuary will start in April this year, according to Town Clerk Philip Kisia.

Speaking during an impromptu visit to the morgue on Wednesday, Mr Kisia said.

Gbagbo maintains siege on rival - Capital FM

January 5, 2011 ABIDJAN, Jan 5 - Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo's troops kept up their blockade of his presidential rival's headquarters on Wednesday, despite a vow to lift the siege.

New hotels rating plan runs on rough grounds as funds thin out - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 The proposed fresh classification of hotels, lodges and restaurants in the country has run into

Wako wants to leave a Constitution legacy - Capital FM

January 5, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 5 - Attorney General Amos Wako now says he plans to crown his two-decade tenure as the country's chief legal advisor with the smooth implementation of the new Constitution.

South Sudan: Happy to be home - AlertNet

January 5, 2011 ‘One of the concerns in the health sector is that the returnees have not been exposed to fatal diseases prevalent in the south that do not exist in the north; they will not know how to protect themselves. Diseases such as malaria or kala-azar fever can be fatal if not treated in time.’

Court cases delay issuance of radio and TV licences - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 Two court cases challenging broadcasting regulations announced two years ago are holding

Revamp digital villages - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 News that lack of funding has held back several rural digital village initiatives is worrying given

South Sudan: Which way for aid work? - AlertNet

January 5, 2011 Humanitarian agencies are placing essential supplies such as food, water, and medicine strategically so as to reach people quickly whatever the eventuality. The European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) increased its funding in 2010 to give prior support to its partners to beef up supplies before the referendum vote.

Anti-graft body accused of targeting ODM ministers - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 Six ODM MPs claimed Kacc was fighting corruption selectively and cautioned the PLO Lumumba-led commission to be careful so as not be used as a weapon to fight political wars.

Away from the crowd - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 Ruaka is one Nairobi suburb that is seeing not only rapid growth, but also inclusive developments.

Make your own backyard Eden - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 Now that the new year has dawned upon us, let us bring along the lessons we learned from the past, eliminating the bad and enforcing the new.

Danger lurks in tight confines - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 A confined space can be described as an enclosed or partially enclosed space

Short ’n’ decent - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 If you are going to wear a short dress, then it better be well made.

Steps to help you wriggle out of that debt hole - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 You are in debt and you don’t know what to do. You have taken loans from the sacco, topped them up, broken the “Two Third’s” rule, borrowed from your chama, your friends... the list is endless. Simply, debt is wound up all around you like a snake and you can hardly breath.

When frugality crosses the line - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 One way my husband and I save a little money is to use the shampoo, conditioner and other products we’ve collected from hotel stays.

A guitar and a promise have coloured his life - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 On the night of August 18, 2004, Patrick Mwangi was called to the death bed of his father, Sammy Muraya

Real estate gives pilot solid financial footing - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 When Mr Mwenda Thuranira arrived in Mombasa in March 2008, he did not even know the geography of the place well.

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Kenya to stand by Sudan after vote - Capital FM

January 5, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 5 - Kenya on Wednesday pledged to continue providing humanitarian, logistical and financial aid to Southern Sudan after Sunday's landmark referendum.

Runners smell cash as cross country season nears close - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 The battle for the national cross country jackpot enters the penultimate stage in Iten

World awaits clash of Bolt, Powell and Gay - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 One of the main questions in this early part of 2011 is: When will the trio of the world’s top sprinters clash?

Kenya coach Baptiste to try out rookies ahead of World Cup - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 Kenya coach Eldine Baptiste will be looking to see how his untested team will adapt to the Indian conditions

Drought alert - NTV

January 5, 2011 Pastoralists and their livestock are bracing for another drought this year. La Nina has caused adverse weather conditions in the arid and semi arid regions of the country. And the ministry of livestock development says the government needs to release funds urgently before it’s too late. Lisa Weighton reports.

Kenya calls for peaceful Sudan referendum - NTV

January 5, 2011 Kenya has pledged its assistance to Southern Sudan regardless of how the plebiscite vote goes. The acting minister for Foreign Affairs George Saitoti says Kenya has invested a lot for Southern Sudan to achieve peace and would not like to see that peace shattered. At the same time the government says it is preparing to offer any humanitarian assistance to Southern Sudanese nationals should any violence erupt.

Decision Sudan: North-South Relations - NTV

January 5, 2011 With separation now looking more imminent than ever, focus is shifting to the post referendum period. Many southerners say the vote will mark a final break from the uneasy unity that has been punctuated by two brutal civil wars. But as Yassin Juma reports, some residents of the south say the ties that bind the two sides of Sudan, may not break even when the south votes to secede.

Bashir’s Juba visit - NTV

January 5, 2011 President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir paid a surprise visit with just days to go before the referendum. Bashir declared that he would support the southerners in developing their new country should they vote for secession on Sunday. Bashir however says he wishes for a united Sudan. NTV’s John Allan Namu reports on the visit that brought the city’s transport to a standstill.

Law implementation team hires 4 foreign experts - NTV

January 5, 2011 Government has acquired the services of four foreign experts to assist in the implementation of the new constitution. The four Michael Shane Wright, Ian gray, Werner Krull and Margaret Ndawula will work with the commission on the implementation of the new constitution, which was sworn in yesterday. Attorney General Amos Wako made the announcement when he visited the offices of the commission at delta house in Westlands. Commission chairman Charles Nyachae once again promised to deliver the required legislations within the stipulated time frame.

End of the road - NTV

January 5, 2011 Police in Awasi in Kisumu have impounded bhang worth 1.4 million shillings after a saloon car that was transporting the haul towards Nairobi was involved in an accident with a motorcyclist. The driver of the car however escaped following the afternoon incident and police have already launched a manhunt.

Debate over KCPE performance rages - NTV

January 5, 2011 Opinion is sharply divided as to why private schools fared better than their public counteracts in last years KCPE. Private schools argue that it’s not all about numbers, but the methodology used in teaching. Many have argued that the large numbers of pupils teachers have to deal with in public schools is a disadvantage.

Museums attract more tourists - NTV

January 5, 2011 Besides the traditional tourist attraction sites and scenes such as the coastal beaches and wildlife, museums are fast becoming a growing attraction in the country. Recording over 300,000 visitors at the leven house in Mombasa only in December, Hassan Arero, the director of National museums of Kenya feels it is time more investment in training was put into the profession of explaining and educating historic events as well as the Kenyan culture.

Runners smell cash as cross country season nears - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 The battle for the national cross country jackpot enters the penultimate stage in Iten

Al-Attiyah and Coma rule stage - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 Qatar’s Nasser Al-Attiyah, driving a Volkswagen, won Tuesday’s third stage of the auto section of the Dakar Rally

Despise Kenyan MPs, but they are grandmasters of the political game - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 Ever since Parliament passed a motion asking the government to quit the International Criminal Court after it fingered five top political and government figures and a journalist for their alleged role in post-election violence (PEV), they have been beaten all over the place.

The International Court is Kenyans’ only protection from rogue overlords - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 I was originally greatly opposed to any entanglement with the International Criminal Court.

Teachers to blame for poor performance - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 The poor performance in Kiswahili is an indicator of just what ails the subject.

By taking minister to court over 123 cars, graft agency can’t be serious - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 Tinderet MP Henry Kosgey on Tuesday suffered the humiliation of being dragged to the Anti-Corruption Court

Kosgey’s act doesn’t mean he is guilty - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 I thank Mr Henry Kosgey for stepping aside as Industrialisation minister.

MPs do not see graft is just like genocide - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 Some of our politicians have resorted to cheap politics and ethnic undertones when their colleagues are arraigned

We don’t vote for MPs to be in solidarity with crime suspects - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 What is wrong with MPs? Whenever one is arraigned in court or asked to record a statement, they all show up in large numbers.

Theatrics won’t win the war against graft - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 The Members of Parliament complaining over the arraignment in court of their party chairman on abuse of office charges

Matatus must be tamed - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 On Tuesday, High Court judge Mohammed Warsame struck a blow for the restoration of sanity in the matatu industry

Low use of contraceptives worry researchers - The Standard

January 5, 2011 Findings by scientists at the Africa Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC) show that low use of family planning among HIV discordant couples in the country has led to an increase in unwanted pregnancies and abortion.

A peek at Tiger Woods' Jupiter Island Home - The Standard

January 5, 2011 Tiger Woods' new Jupiter Island, Florida, home comes replete with a golf practice facility in the backyard overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, an oxygen room and a series of pools, writes Bob Harig.

Gateway to the wild North - The Standard

January 5, 2011 Known for a military presence only rivalled by the neighbouring Isiolo, Nanyuki is perhaps best known as the home of Laikipia airbase, the main base of Kenya's Air Force arsenal and personnel. The British Army base is also located in the outskirts of the town.

Shock upon returning home seven years after - The Standard

January 5, 2011 On a visit to his home district of Kisii after a long sojourn in North Eastern Province, Boniface Ongeri discovers everything has greatly changed so much that moving around required a guide!

New Year's Resolutions for Your Home - The Standard

January 5, 2011 It’s that time of year again when setting goals for the New Year that has just begun seem easy and realistic.

Spiritual moments at Komarock Shrine - The Standard

January 5, 2011 In the heart of Ukambani is a sacred shrine, home to powerful forces that stopped Government engineers from constructing a road, writes Allan Olingo.

Sleepy Malindi comes alive - The Standard

January 5, 2011 It actually makes no sense leaving Malindi during the holiday season as the entire town becomes a live reality TV show, not to say a soap!!

Why living with an infected partner is not a death sentence - The Standard

January 5, 2011 When she became pregnant seven years ago, Rose Munyao (not her real name) visited a hospital for a routine check-up. The 27-year old woman was four months pregnant and looked forward to a normal delivery.

Impact of piracy on families dominates gatherings - The Standard

January 5, 2011 The needs of seafarers and their families during piracy hostage situations were brought into sharp focus at two major events in the Philipines capital, Manila towards the end of last year.

Freighters in row with KPA, KRA over charges - The Standard

January 5, 2011 Controversy is brewing after Container Freight Stations (CFS) operators last week reintroduced container verification charges in protest.

Ocean Mist increases Zanzibar visits - The Standard

January 5, 2011 Kenya's only cruiseship, PV Ocean Mist that shuttles between the idyllic Mombasa island to the spicy Indian Ocean islands of Zanzibar and Pemba has released its new year itinerary.

Seafarer awards launched - The Standard

January 5, 2011 The first ever International Seafarer Welfare Awards were launched by the International Committee on Seafarers Welfare.

Why all these accidents at Sabasaba? - The Standard

January 5, 2011 When a school bus plunged into River Sabasaba in Murang’a last month, the highway of death had done it again, 12 people were no more.

Help ambitious teenagers live their dream - The Standard

January 5, 2011 When the year is this young, people tend to express extravagant wishes they do not intend to work for. Such declarations of intention are sometimes made under the influence of the excitement of the New Year.

FKE wants court to resolve dispute on new labour laws - The Standard

January 5, 2011 Employer's body wants an appeal they lodged two years ago against sections of the new labour laws heard and concluded this year.

Tissue makers count losses as KEBS bans fake brands - The Standard

January 5, 2011 Tissues and hygiene care manufacturer Chandaria Industries has decried that substandard products affected its last year revenues.

Leadership training for school principals invaluable - The Standard

January 5, 2011 The article Kenya schools ill equipped in face of disasters in The Standard of November 7, 2010, that stressed the need for school principal training in disaster management puts a focus on all school leaders’ preparedness to meet emerging social challenges posed by the 21st century student.

Firm plans to generate electricity from ethanol - Business Daily

January 5, 2011 A Kenyan green energy firm has announced plans to generate ethanol-based electricity

Obama aide Gibbs may leave soon - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 Clinton-era official William Daley, is being tipped as the new chief of staff

Thousands attend Pakistan governor’s funeral - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and several thousand PPP faithful attended funeral prayers at Governor’s House

William and Kate unveil wedding plans - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 Groom’s father Prince Charles, heir to the throne, will host private dinner

Radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr back in Iraq - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 Radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr today returned to his home city of Najaf in central Iraq after an absence abroad of about four years, a source in his movement said.

Thousands of Zimbabweans denied permits - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 At least 10,000 Zimbabweans had their applications for temporary stay in South Africa rejected as the continent’s biggest economy prepares to resume deportations of economic and political refugees from its troubled neighbour.

Museveni tells of worries over electoral body - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 Opposition has also expressed doubt over holding fair polls

Cote d’Ivoire crisis tests Africa’s will to act in a year with big elections - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 Defence and Security carry out raid at the offices of Gbagbo rival’s party as terms spelled out

Oprah combines audacity and skills in new television venture - Business Daily

January 5, 2011 If you had thought Oprah Winfrey, out of modesty or good taste or simple human exhaustion

Driving habits to purge and those to cling on - Business Daily

January 5, 2011 A new year has just come upon us, and in case you did not notice it, it is time to review

Why this year belongs to Kenya’s technology buffs - Business Daily

January 5, 2011 On Monday, the government will host a meeting between the Kenyan techie community and

Business travel thrives with economy recovery - Business Daily

January 5, 2011 Business travellers are getting back into the comfortable seats at the front of the aircraft

E-learning programme clicks with employers - Business Daily

January 5, 2011 Faced with increased competition for qualified workers and the need to provide incentives for key talent

Sony Ericsson’s Vivaz proves to be real contender - Business Daily

January 5, 2011 The new Sony Ericsson Vivaz is full of media promise - an 8MP camera, HD video recording

Why Nairobi still tops my techpreneur hub list - Business Daily

January 5, 2011 A few months back, I had toyed with the idea of relocating one of my technology

KDN expands network to six more countries - Business Daily

January 5, 2011 The Kenya Data Networks (KDN) has expanded its network services to six major countries

Kenya spends Sh224m to train S. Sudan officials - Business Daily

January 5, 2011 Kenya will spend Sh224 million in the current financial year on training Southern Sudan’s

Get the best out of people with love, care and support - Business Daily

January 5, 2011 In previous articles I have written about the insights of Douglas McGregor and

Stop these coffee smugglers - Business Daily

January 5, 2011 The Coffee Board of Kenya has sounded an alarm over continued theft of coffee, insisting that

France committed to Kenya energy sector growth - Business Daily

January 5, 2011 Europeans as a whole are the main donors involved in the energy sector in Kenya

Rapid growth will drive ICT sector - Business Daily

January 5, 2011 This year, no other service sector appears as upbeat about the prospects ahead than

Automation to cut cheque clearance time by half - Business Daily

January 5, 2011 The number of days taken to process cheques is set to halve from May, when bankers

Speculators drive up demand for Access stock - Business Daily

January 5, 2011 High speculative demand has driven AccessKenya’s share price up 23 per cent in the past

Muramati Sacco money safe in the bank, says CMA - Business Daily

January 5, 2011 An audit of Muramati Sacco’s bank accounts has confirmed that investors’ money is safe

ARM bond investors count gains as stock rises by 71 p.c - Business Daily

January 5, 2011 Investors in the cement maker Athi River Mining (ARM’s) equity-linked bond will get a premium

Cement firms braced for slim earnings in price war - Business Daily

January 5, 2011 Cement prices have dropped nearly 10 per cent on increased competition threatening the

Graft war offsets oil price impact on Shilling - Business Daily

January 5, 2011 Rising oil prices in the global economy could depress the shilling further against the dollar

Parastatals first casualty of new spending rules - Business Daily

January 5, 2011 Spending by state corporations has been put under a tight leash in new austerity measures

New vehicle dealers stuck in low gear as 2010 sales drop - Business Daily

January 5, 2011 Dealers in new cars have missed out on the ongoing recovery of Kenya’s economy

Kenya receives Sh40m to fight aflatoxin in maize - Business Daily

January 5, 2011 Kenya has received Sh40 million to fight aflatoxin in cereals, setting the stage for increased

Cotton firms dispute regulator’s growth outlook - Business Daily

January 5, 2011 Textile firms have differed sharply with the cotton sector regulator over the outlook

Farmers stuck with surplus produce - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 Stuck with surplus harvests in their stores, Coast cashewnut farmers will have to endure the inconvenience longer due to a dispute over marketing of the produce.

Search private villas and clubs for drugs, police told - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 Security agents have been asked to search private villas and exclusive clubs at the Coast

Kenya’s heritage sites ‘are poorly marketed’ - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 Kenya’s heritage is the least marketed as a tourist attraction although thousands of visitors would love to sample it

Police storm US army HIV research clinic - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 Police in Kericho stormed a United States Military HIV Research Programme clinic

Bashir comments encouraging: US Senator Kerry - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 The latest remarks by Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir on the upcoming referendum on southern independence are “extremely encouraging,” US Senator John Kerry said Wednesday in Khartoum.

Four million voters set to cast ballots electronically - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 Electronic voting will be used in the South Sudan referendum which starts on Sunday.

Vote decisively, Raila urges region - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 The people of Southern Sudan have been urged to deliver a resounding vote in the Sunday referendum.

Arrest of Tanzania opposition leader triggers protest - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 Tanzanian police arrested the leader of the main opposition party during an anti-corruption rally on Wednesday

Sofapaka eye treble - NTV

January 5, 2011 Former Kenyan Premier League champions Sofapaka, have only one target, which is to win back the title among 3 other trophies this year. According to the club's president Elly Kalekwa, the 7 players the club has signed so far as well as the introduction of head coach Francis Kimanzi midway through the season will ensure the club wins the KPL title, which they last bagged in 2009. The team drew 2-2 in a friendly match against Congo's Under 17 national team today, two days after they started training.

Drought alert! - NTV

January 5, 2011 Disaster looms in the arid and semi arid areas where millions of animals could die if immediate measures to mitigate against the effects of La Nina are not taken. Pastoralists could loose millions of animals if 1.5 billion shillings is not availed immediately to enable the ministry of livestock activate its contingency plan. The adverse hot weather conditions have exposed the animals to dangerous diseases and lack of feed that could lead to massive deaths. The animals at risk are six million cattle, sixteen million sheep and goats, and 150,000 camels. The biting drought has led to loss of pasture and water, which in some areas may not last the next two weeks.

Arrest of Tanzania opposition leader sparks protest - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 Tanzanian police arrested the leader of the main opposition party during an anti-corruption rally on Wednesday

Christian South all set for referendum - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 South Sudanese go to the polls on Sunday in a referendum that marks the culmination of decades of war and six years of peace, that could see the mostly Christian south break from historical domination by the Muslim north.

CHRONOLOGY: Key dates in the history of south Sudan - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 1955: A separatist rebellion in the mainly Christian and animist south against domination by the Arab-Muslim north begins.

Kenyans ‘treated like terrorists’ at Lyon French airport - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 On Saturday, December 18, a Virgin Atlantic flight was scheduled to travel from Nairobi to Heathrow, UK.

Kalonzo lauds promise on peaceful ballot - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka yesterday praised the people of Southern Sudan for promising to hold a peaceful referendum.

Policeman sues Iteere over his ‘illegal’ transfer - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 A criminal investigation officer has sued the police commissioner, seeking to overturn his transfer from Coast Province.

Kenyan MPs warned over graft in CDF - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 MPs suspected of misusing the Constituency Development Fund could soon be arrested.

Minister rejects Bill to scrap KCPE exam - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 A Cabinet minister has vowed to oppose a motion seeking to scrap the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination.

‘Weak’ pupils now locked out of class 8 - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 Some private primary schools are forcing weak students to repeat classes in a bid to improve their chances

Wako now sets eyes on politics - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 Attorney General Amos Wako on Wednesday hinted that he could plunge into politics once he retires later this year.

Knec office block takes 25 years - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 The cost of building a parastatal’s offices has shot up from Sh250 million 25 years ago to more than Sh1 billion.

Kenya readies for S. Sudan poll outcome - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 Kenya hopes that the referendum in Southern Sudan will end peacefully, but has announced plans to deal with an influx of refugees should it turn violent.

Uhuru seeks presidential bid backing - Daily Nation

January 5, 2011 Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday launched a campaign to seek support for a presidential bid in 2012.

Beware of mushrooming academies, warns Nyongesa - The Standard

January 5, 2011 "Beware of upcoming youth football academies, some of them are commercial institutions," says former National youth coach Sammy Nyongesa.

Banks reject farmers' NCPB receipts as loan security - The Standard

January 5, 2011 The much-hyped warehouse receipting system introduced by the National Cereals and Produce Board to enable farmers' access bank loans has run into problems.

Doubts emerge over ability of new drugs head to crack illegal trade syndicate - The Standard

January 5, 2011 The naming of a new head of the Anti-Narcotics Police Unit has elicited mixed reactions, with some insiders expressing doubt if he will succeed.

Government remains firm over rule on matatus - The Standard

January 5, 2011 The Government has ruled out extending the January deadline to get rid of 14-seater matatu from the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD).

Kodiaga inmates attack warders - The Standard

January 5, 2011 A warder was injured as hardcore criminals at Kodiaga Prison in Kisumu attacked officers with human waste and dirty water in a protest against inspection.

Muslims want Coast police chief to intensify anti-drug war - The Standard

January 5, 2011 The Muslim community has called on the new Provincial Police Officer at the Coast, Aggrey Adoli, to up the war against narcotics.

Police free to arrest Koinange widow - The Standard

January 5, 2011 The Widow of former Cabinet Minister Mbiyu Koinange has lost a bid to bar police from arresting her over the killing of two land activists.

Rights activist establishes feeding programme for Coast drug addicts - The Standard

January 5, 2011 Drug addicts in Mombasa jammed the Coast Provincial General Hospital's psychiatrist ward to receive food from wellwishers.

Youth want State to pay them after they were duped - The Standard

January 5, 2011 Hundreds of youth in Sabatia and Hamisi districts are up in arms against a contractor who used their services and disappeared without paying them.

Ministry embarks on mass transfer of teachers - The Standard

January 5, 2011 The Ministry of Education has reshuffled several primary and secondary school teachers in Taita-Taveta.

Accountability in parastatals the way to go - The Standard

January 5, 2011 Is it the dawn of a new era in State corporations as Government seeks to tighten their fiscal discipline? Treasury Permanent Secretary Joseph Kinyua early in the week made stern pronouncements that seek to redeem parastatals’ once sterling performance.

Climate change is real; brace for its effects - The Standard

January 5, 2011 Granted China is a massive country, everything there seems to be done on a larger than life scale, but unseasoned rain has left more than 58,000 people displaced across six provinces, impassable roads, frozen vegetation and more than 142,400 hectares of crops damaged.

Quality leadership knows no age - The Standard

January 5, 2011 Calls for generational leadership change solely based on where one sits in the age bracket are misleading.

There is much to be grateful for in 2011 - The Standard

January 5, 2011 As we journey into the new year, as a nation we ought to look in the past, recognise that we have much to be proud of and thank God.

Sale of miraa needs to be regulated, too - The Standard

January 5, 2011 Kudos to Naivasha MP John Mututho for being instrumental in the enactment of the Alcoholic Drinks Control Act, which imposes restrictions on liquor consumption.

Legislators’ show of solidarity misguided - The Standard

January 5, 2011 Whenever a Member of Parliament is arraigned in court or asked to record a statement, fellow MPs have been showing up in large numbers in solidarity.

Kenya end victory drought with win over Sudan - The Standard

January 5, 2011 Kenya upset Sudan 1-0 in the opening match of the Nile Basin tournament at Arab Contractors Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

Ochieng' vows to steer Stars to glory in Cairo as captain - The Standard

January 5, 2011 Ulinzi Stars goalkeeper Francis Ochieng’ has been named captain of the national team Harambee Stars for the seven-nation Nile Basin tournament in Cairo.

Axe falls - The Standard

January 5, 2011 Kenyan Premier League club Posta Rangers have laid off 16 players from the team as they prepare to for their second season in top flight football.

Sh14 million up for grabs in Nile Basin tourney - The Standard

January 5, 2011 The Egyptian Football Association announced here on Tuesday it will pay Sh14milllion to the winner of the two week Nile Basin tournament.

Public sex on Philippine island causes stir - Capital FM

January 6, 2011 MANILA, Jan 6 - Philippine authorities may ban sex on the world-famous beaches of Boracay island after a television crew filmed two naked couples making out in public on New Year's Day.

Turkish Airlines hijack attempt foiled - Capital FM

January 6, 2011 ISTANBUL, Jan 6 - A Turkish passenger on a Turkish Airlines flight from Oslo to Istanbul tried to hijack the plane before being overpowered by other passengers Wednesday.

Contaminated eggs exported to Netherlands - Capital FM

January 6, 2011 BERLIN, Jan 6 - Eggs potentially containing toxic dioxin that caused a health scare in Germany were exported to the Netherlands, amid concerns they ended up in processed foods.

Two people killed in Arusha protests - Daily Nation

January 6, 2011 Two people, all male, have been confirmed dead following Wednesday's police crackdown on an opposition demonstration in Arusha, Tanzania.

Kirima to be buried next week - Capital FM

January 6, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 6 - City tycoon Gerishon Kirima will be buried on Wednesday next week at his rural home in Kiruri, Murang’a.

8 polling centres in Kenya for Sudan vote - Capital FM

January 6, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 6 - There will be eight polling stations for Sudan's southerners residing in Kenya who intend to participate in Sunday's historic referendum.

Aid agencies struggle to reach Ivorian refugees - AlertNet

January 6, 2011 Lack of refugee camps and difficult access to Liberian villages hampering relief efforts

S.Korea, US lukewarm on North call for talks - Capital FM

January 6, 2011 SEOUL, Jan 6 - The United States and South Korea responded cautiously to North Korea's call for unconditional talks, saying Pyongyang must be judged on actions rather than words.

Motorola unveils tablet computer, the Xoom - Daily Nation

January 6, 2011 US telecom maker Motorola Mobility jumped into the bustling tablet computer market Wednesday

Israel and Egypt meet over peace crisis - Capital FM

January 6, 2011 JERUSALEM, Jan 6 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heads to Egypt for talks with President Mubarak on ways to break the impasse in peace negotiations with Palestinians.

CJ asked to clear air on his next move - Capital FM

January 6, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 6 - Chief Justice Evans Gicheru is being urged to state whether he will retire to take up a position as Judge of Appeal when his term of office ends in February.

Post-quake chaos fuels rape in Haiti - survey - AlertNet

January 6, 2011 Flimsy camps and breakdown in law and order put women more at risk of sexual violence, says Amnesty International

KENYA: Mapping Kibera to improve living conditions - IRIN News (UN)

January 6, 2011 NAIROBI Thursday, January 06, 2011 (IRIN) - It is one of the most densely populated districts of Kenya’s capital and one of the most researched urban areas in Africa. Hundreds, if not thousands, of NGOs work there, serving a community estimated to number anywhere between 100,000 and a million. Yet, until recently, the sprawling slum of Kibera barely featured on any detailed maps.

ODM politicising anti-graft fight, says PNU - Daily Nation

January 6, 2011 PNU chief Whip Johnstone Muthama said the fight against corruption would have to go on regardless of the people indicted and dragged to court.

Nigeria votes in test poll amid massive security - Capital FM

January 6, 2011 ASABA, Jan 6 - Nigerians vote in a key state governor's ballot seen as a test ahead of April's nationwide elections, with massive security deployed.

Gbagbo accused of rape, murder campaign - Capital FM

January 6, 2011 PARIS, Jan 6 - Ivory Coast's internationally recognised winner Alassane Ouattara said rival Gbagbo had recruited Liberian mercenaries to wage a campaign of murder and rape.

AFRICA: Serious about food - IRIN News (UN)

January 6, 2011 JOHANNESBURG Thursday, January 06, 2011 (IRIN) - The record prices of staple grains in 2008 made investment in agriculture an attractive proposition for countries exporting as well as importing food. The African Union (AU), with its mix of producers and buyers, has been steadily gearing up for self-sufficiency.

Copts to mark Christmas under security - Capital FM

January 6, 2011 CAIRO, Jan 6 - Egyptian security forces began throwing up a cordon of steel as Coptic Christians prepared to mark Christmas after a New Year's Day church bombing killed 21 people.

Groups back Kacc over Kosgey graft charges - Daily Nation

January 6, 2011 Members of a civil society have welcomed the arraignment in court of former Industrialisation minister Henry Kosgey, expressing confidence and satisfaction in the war against corruption.

Fleeing unrest in Côte d’Ivoire - AlertNet

January 6, 2011 In Liberian villages just across the border from Côte d’Ivoire, thousands of men, women, and children are now seeking refuge from unrest in their home country. The Danish Refugee Council is one of few aid agencies currently in the area working to assist the new refugees and their host communities. Everyday more people arrive from the troubled areas in northern Côte d’Ivoire.

Youth Enterprise seeking funds from lending partners - Daily Nation

January 6, 2011 The Youth Enterprise Development Fund is looking for additional on-lending partners

FPE gets massive Sh10b injection - Capital FM

January 6, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, January 6 – The government has released Sh10.1 billion to fund the Free Primary Education (FPE) and Free Day Secondary Education(FDSE) school programmes in the country.