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Why Chinese are changing corporate scene - Business Daily

June 27, 2011 New order is taking shape; the Asian giant is building our roads and has just bought Sweden’s upmarket Volvo

State must support efforts to generate green energy - Business Daily

June 27, 2011 Reports that high equipment costs will stall plans by two municipal councils to tap methane from garbage are worrying.

Golden rule for evaluating worth of policies - Business Daily

June 27, 2011 We should look at how an economic act affects people

You lose out if your off plan purchase collapses - Business Daily

June 27, 2011 While buying houses from a plan saves money, if the developer does not deliver, the law can’t protect buyers

Value of headteachers’ conferences questioned - Business Daily

June 27, 2011 Principals pocket huge amounts, but resolutions of meetings do not contribute to policies for improving management of schools

Consumers miss out on gains of potato price drop - Business Daily

June 27, 2011 Chips outlet managers and makers of crisps say high production costs don’t allow a cut in prices

Chase Bank licensed to operate micro-finance institution - Business Daily

June 27, 2011 The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has licensed another micro-finance institution as it seeks to make financial services accessible to more people.

Maize shortage plays into hands of genetically modified food advocates - Business Daily

June 27, 2011 Opponents of the technolody link it to negative effects, noticed in animal trials, that include disturbance of the liver, pancreas and kidney functions

Ensure that land reforms don’t stall - Business Daily

June 27, 2011 One gets the impression that the Lands ministry hadn’t until recently fully comprehended the implications of the looming land reforms.

Foreign companies reduce interest in Kenyan economy - Business Daily

June 27, 2011 FDI Country to rely on local firms for employment creation as investments drop

Portland Cement asks state to offload its shares - Business Daily

June 27, 2011 The firm says government ownership slows its bid to take on rivals

A low interest rate regime can help boost the Kenyan economy - Business Daily

June 27, 2011 As the Word Bank predicts, Kenya may have to navigate through another economic storm this year.

NSIS called in to probe S. Sudan maize exports - Business Daily

June 27, 2011 The National Security Intelligence Service (NSIS) has been invited to investigate how maize stocks were exported after a bumper harvest last year

Consumers hit by new wave of shilling-driven inflation - Business Daily

June 27, 2011 Currency swings expected to keep the cost of living in double-digit territory

Remittances from Kenyans abroad grow by 33 per cent - Business Daily

June 27, 2011 Remittances from the diaspora has hit an eight-year high of Sh22.7 billion ($266.5 million) over the four months of the year as incomes stabilised and as Kenyans living abroad sent more home to help families in the harsh economy.

Drug cartels and crime hamper dream of a 24-hour city economy - Business Daily

June 27, 2011 Security agents in Nairobi are working to dismantle drug-trafficking and crime rings that have emerged as the key hindrance to the success of a 24-hour economy in the capital.

Engineers push for independent teams to audit buildings - Business Daily

June 27, 2011 Institute accuses City Hall of presiding over chaos in the property sector

‘Nation’ targets regional market with new products - Business Daily

June 27, 2011 AGM Media group upbeat of performance even as it warns of looming dangers arising from high cost of production, weak shilling

Fall of stockbrokers gives agents new lease of life - Business Daily

June 27, 2011 Fast growth of intermediaries forced agencies to close shop, but they are now back in business with collapse of some NSE licensed investment banks

How to lose precious money you’re really trying to save - Business Daily

June 27, 2011 While the pump prices may have hit an all time high in this country, we all know someone who drives from one side of the city to the other, in search of better or lower fuel prices

Report proposes varsity graduates for jobs in BPOs - Business Daily

June 27, 2011 Rockefeller urges outsourcing to tap into low-income workers for growth

Extra-judicial pains - NTV

June 27, 2011 The Independent Medico Legal Unit says 50 cases of extra judicial killings and 200 incidents of state perpetrated torture, have been reported in the first half of this year. The revelation came as Kenya joins the world in marking the International Day Against Torture.

Narok wheat farmers counting huge losses - NTV

June 27, 2011 Wheat farmers in Narok District are starring at huge loses due to crop failure. The farmers say the loses could run into billions of shillings. Un-reliable weather patterns have affected the season’s wheat and maize crop, leaving farmers with acre upon acre of withered crop. A section of farmers in Ololulunga area of Narok are now appealing to the government to cushion them against the adverse effects of the changing weather condition, by rescheduling their loans with the Agricultural Finance Corporation. Narok is the country’s wheat basket.

Fighting hunger in Samburu - NTV

June 27, 2011 More than 1,000 sheep and goats affected by the prolonged drought in Samburu have been slaughtered under a destocking program. And in a new venture to help mitigate against threats of starvation, the meat was distributed to area residents, who also received cash from the sale of their livestock.

New KCC approaches privatisation - NTV

June 27, 2011 Cooperative Minister Joseph Nyagah has confirmed to dairy farmers that no individual will be allowed to buy New KCC shares when it is privatized. Nyagah said only dairy farmers who are members of cooperatives and limited companies will be allowed to buy New KCC shares .

300 Mombasa IDPs get govt compensation - NTV

June 27, 2011 More than 300 internally displaced people in Kisauni in Mombasa have received 10 thousand shillings each, as part of compensation from the government. The initiative, which was being supervised by area provincial administration, seeks to help the IDPs start their lives afresh.

Mara road rehabilitation stalls again - NTV

June 27, 2011 Rehabilitation works of the Masai Mara Road have stalled once again. The repair works, which had been slated for completion at the end of this year, now seem to be running way behind schedule.

Brilliant mathematics brains - NTV

June 27, 2011 Kapsabet Boys, St Francis Mangu and Menengai High schools have emerged the best schools in a National Mathematics Competition. The schools emerged the best in the boys, girls and mixed school categories. The Maths Competition was held at mangu high school, as a way of encouraging better performances in the subject.

Uganda crafting climate change policy ahead of meet - The East African

June 27, 2011 The country needs a policy in order to benefit from the mitigation measures contained in the Cancun 2010 resolutions

Fresh trade war looms in EA over wheat exports - The East African

June 27, 2011 Tanzanian traders say Kenya and Rwanda are killing the spirit of free trade by barring flour imports

Kenya judges jittery over vetting law - The East African

June 27, 2011 Some feel the exercise is meant to get them out of office especially those whose rulings angered the public

Low-income business models Africa’s lifeline - The East African

June 27, 2011 Kenya’s M-Pesa is one such market model that has created jobs for over 51,000 Kenyans

Stem rust resistant wheat could be unveiled soon, say scientists - The East African

June 27, 2011 Key variants of the Ug99 pathogen have been identified across East and Southern Africa while fear is rife that the spores are likely to spread to India, Pakistan, Australia and America

We have invested heavily in Sudan, we just can’t walk away now - The East African

June 27, 2011 Canada was one of the major donors during Sudan’s peace negotiations in Kenya that led to the signing of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement. Later, Canada joined the international community in supporting the reconstruction of South Sudan which is set to become a republic on July 9. The country has been following the developments in Juba and Khartoum keenly and applying diplomatic pressure on both sides to respect and implement the CPA. The new Canadian High Commissioner to Kenya spoke to FRED OLUOCH about the country’s ultimate plans for Sudan

GSK working on new, powerful malaria vaccine - The East African

June 27, 2011 The project brings together two approaches that will improve on the efficacy of the first generation RTS,S

Uganda IGG clears Mbabazi of Chogm mess, raises eyebrows - The East African

June 27, 2011 He was accused of influence peddling, conflict of interest, causing financial loss and flouting procurement laws.

Tanzania slides into 12-hour power cuts - The East African

June 27, 2011 The Tanzania Electricity Supply Company management says it needs no less than $850m to provide reliable electricity

Why Kenya opts for K-Street PR to clean up its battered image abroad - The East African

June 27, 2011 It baffles many African observers just how condescending the relationship between Nairobi and Washington is when they see American presidents lecture Kenyan presidents on how to govern their subjects

After CBK’s shocker, East Africa waits for action on rogue banks - The East African

June 27, 2011 Analysts sceptical as governor accuses banks of exporting large volumes of dollars to drive up the currency for speculative purposes

What is a failed state? Look over your shoulder - The East African

June 27, 2011 In most of East Africa, most people still have to look over their shoulders to see if a mugger is moving in on them.”

We the people must speak up, they can’t hear us - The East African

June 27, 2011 We are a country that loves political chatter and gossip – there’s no shortage of strong views.”

Death to Chiluba: ‘No, you can’t bring along the designer suits and shoes’ - The East African

June 27, 2011 A picture of his shoe-rack shows some of these objets d’art, made out of crocodile, lizard and ostrich skin. ”

Pity Kenyans, paying the price for their leaders’ thieving ways... - The East African

June 27, 2011 A bizarre news item last week made my head reel. Apparently, the British authorities in the shape of the Department for International Development (DfID) want the long-suffering Kenyan taxpayers to pay back $48 million that was stolen by a few “Nairobbers” in the Education Ministry.

South Sudan needs to retain its army – to fight for development - The East African

June 27, 2011 Military co-operation with South Sudan could focus on enhancing the engineering and technical foundations of the military. Such training would also include imparting skills such as ecological management and wildlife protection

Museveni the radical feminist finally faces the wrath of Ugandan women - The East African

June 27, 2011 An early champion of women’s rights, he is credited with bringing them “out of the kitchen.’”

Lesson no.1: Schools can’t be run like fast-food joints - The East African

June 27, 2011 No one in their right mind would ask someone who writes for a living to help with finances.” .”

In the US of A, you must dress decently if you wish to go to jail - The East African

June 27, 2011 A “family friendly environment in jail” seems to be an oxymoron, but that’s just what prison officials at New York’s Riker’s Island jail are trying to institute.

After taxes, will Kenyan MPs now defy death? - The East African

June 27, 2011 True to form, Kenya’s Members of Parliament have reacted to the revenue authority’s demand that they pay taxes with threats and blackmail.

Against the dying of the light - The East African

June 27, 2011 Tanzania’s announcement of a new 12 hours a day power rationing schedule last week is a clear signal that East Africa’s second biggest economy is exposing its businesses and households to serious competitive risk

‘The Innumerate Ministry of Education’ - The East African

June 27, 2011 ‘Here’s a little pocket money: Buy yourself some books!’ A patronising-noble act, But now it seems that crooks   Have stolen from DfID And lost its billions. Some have blamed the Minister, And him, his minions.   Blame is being handed out Like the British handed Pounds: Seems no-one is responsible For what’s lost and won’t be found.   Forgotten are the pupils, who Lack books and dorms and desks Or any hope of realising Free Primary’s promises.   Now Britain wants its money back And someone brought to book, Wants government to hunt them down Not let them off the hook.   But do our middle-classes Or elites whose pampered young Attend our rich Academies Care if justice isn’t done?

Institutional failure has led to the rise of all manner of crooks - The East African

June 27, 2011 The recent collapse of two buildings in Nairobi that left several people killed and others injured is but the tip of the iceberg of the housing crisis in the capital.

Mutunga: A story of great expectations - The East African

June 27, 2011 Now that the chief justice has been sworn in, many people have all sorts of expectations.

Is Raila still an enigma in politics? - The East African

June 27, 2011 Raila Odinga is a man who has been synonymous with some of the momentous occasions in Kenya’s recent political history. He is liked and loathed in equal measure.

Judges, Wigs, Television and Policemen - Capital FM

June 27, 2011 BY ROB MACAIRE What a breath of fresh air to see Kenya’s new Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justice, Willy Mutunga and Nancy Barasa, take their oaths of office in normal clothes rather than traditional robes. I don’t have a strong view about which is better, but it symbolised a new approach and a break from the past, which is what I think people want to see. It’s true that the formal court dress comes from the British tradition, but in the UK it is used much less than it used to be.

Camel's milk set for boom times - Capital FM

June 27, 2011 ISIOLO, Jun 27 -For tattered-clothed young men in this remote community, milking camel's stubby utters at sunrise is not a novelty, but a daily chore to get milk valued by their tribe for generations.

Rifles and iPads for Singapore soldiers - Capital FM

June 27, 2011 SINGAPORE, Jun 27 - New recruits to Singapore's military, air force and navy are to get a new standard-issue item of equipment besides their rifle - the iPad.

At least 60 migrants kidnapped in Mexico - Capital FM

June 27, 2011 Mexico, Jun 27 - Gunmen have kidnapped at least 60 undocumented migrants, including children, who were aboard a freight train in Mexico trying to get to the United States.

Jose da Silva elected UN food agency head - Capital FM

June 27, 2011 ROME, Jun 27 - Brazil's former food security minister Jose Graziano da Silva became the first Latin American to head the UN's food agency, a move hailed by the United States.

Limo owner surfaces in student murder case - Capital FM

June 27, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 27 - A businessman whose car has been linked to the death of a University of Nairobi Student reported to the police on Monday and denied any involvement in the death of Mercy Keino

Cambodian court opens landmark K. Rouge trial - Capital FM

June 27, 2011 PHNOM PENH, Jun 27 - Four top Khmer Rouge leaders went on trial at Cambodia's UN-backed war crimes court on Monday for genocide and other atrocities during the Maoist group's reign.

Arrest warrant issued for Gaddafi - Capital FM

June 27, 2011 THE HAGUE, Jun 27 - International Criminal Court judges Monday issued an arrest warrant for Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi for crimes against humanity.

ETHIOPIA-SUDAN: Over 4,000 Ethiopian troops for Abyei peace mission - IRIN News (UN)

June 27, 2011 ADDIS ABABA 27 June 2011 (IRIN) - The 4,200-strong Ethiopian brigade due to be deployed on a proposed peace-keeping mission in Sudan's troubled Abyei region will focus on civilian protection, according to the Ethiopian government.

How I made my billions, explains Jirongo - Capital FM

June 27, 2011 By CYRUS JIRONGO This is an abridged version of a testimony given by Lugari MP Cyrus Jirongo before the Media Complaints Commission last week. Mr Jirongo has lodged a complaint against an article authored by Caroline Mutoko in Star newspaper. (How did Cyrus Jirongo get his wealth? Is President Moi responsible for your wealth or did you gain undue advantage through your relationship with him?)

Police prosecutions soon obsolete - Capital FM

June 27, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 27 - The Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko on Monday said plans to phase out police from prosecutorial processes were almost complete.

Find Mercy’s killers or we riot, students warn - Capital FM

June 27, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 27 - University of Nairobi students on Monday gave the police a three-day ultimatum to unravel the mystery surrounding the death of their colleague, Mercy Keino.

Raila queues at KRA, pays Sh3m arrears - Capital FM

June 27, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 27 - Prime Minister Raila Odinga caused a stir at the Kenya Revenue Authority's Times Tower offices on Monday, when he joined the queues to remit his tax arrears.

Simon Brint obituary - Guardian (UK)

June 27, 2011

Composer for many television comedy shows and half of the cult duo Raw Sex

Simon Brint, who has taken his own life aged 60, was a composer and the musical interpreter for a generation of comedians. He was also half of the cult comedy duo Raw Sex, and a celebrated nonconformist. Although he was never particularly happy in the limelight, he was known to many through the music he composed, for television comedy – a long list of shows, including The Comic Strip Presents ..., French & Saunders, Bottom, Absolutely Fabulous, Alexei Sayle's Stuff, The Lenny Henry Show, The Ruby Wax Show, The Mary Whitehouse Experience and A Bit of Fry & Laurie; for the long-running drama series London's Burning and Monarch of the Glen; and even for Blue Peter, a reworking of the theme tune that was used on the show between 1989 and 1994.

It was while he was working regularly at the Blitz club in London in the late 1970s that Simon first encountered the drummer Rowland Rivron and the pianist Rod Melvin. Together they moved round the corner to the Raymond Revuebar to become the house band for the newly formed Comic Strip club in 1980. When that group of comedians started making TV series, Simon was the natural choice to create the music for them. He had a phenomenal gift for interpreting mood through music, and an innate sense of humour which never let the music intrude on any jokes. It was a difficult trick to pull off, but it suited his particular style of creativity, a magpie talent for collecting lots of references and making them into something entirely new that made you appreciate things in a different way.

It was a talent that lent itself readily to the pastiches he wrote for French & Saunders, and it was on Dawn and Jennifer's show that the unlikely duo Raw Sex was born. Simon and Rowland played father and son Ken and Duane Bishop, the fictional remnants of Ken Bishop's Nice Twelve, who had found themselves in reduced circumstances and changed their name to appeal to a younger market. With his hearing aid working intermittently, and his drug-crazed son trying his hardest to finish the show and get to the pub, Ken held steady through the madness – swinging through all the styles from Latin lounge to hip-hop, always delivering "rhythm, value for money and punctuality".

Raw Sex developed as an act in its own right outside French & Saunders, with additions such as Kathy Burke as Duane's girlfriend, and Jakko Jakszyk as Eddie the crazed jazz guitarist. They were totally absurd and brilliant. While Rowland was the more demonstrative character of the pair, it was Simon's creation that held the deeper magic for me.

Simon was born in High Ham, Somerset. His father, Stephen, was from a large working-class family, and had lied about his age to join the army. His mother, Anne Tracey Watts, was the daughter of a high court judge and a former English scholar at St Anne's College, Oxford. They met in Austria after the second world war, where they were both involved in repatriating former PoWs. When the family moved from south Wales to Kent, Simon, aged 15, decided to stay on alone in Wales, and moved into a B&B near his school. Ostensibly this was to allow him to complete his O-levels, but his band at the time, a very stylish R&B outfit called the Blue Imperials, were also doing very well. A year later, he followed the family to Hythe, where he and his friend, Doug Chandler, persuaded the headteacher at Harvey grammar to excuse them from PE because they were both "physical weaklings with towering intellects" and would be better used preparing for school concerts.

They used their time to visit record shops and to float in and out of various musical projects, most successfully combining a bizarre cover version of Ennio Morricone's theme from For a Few Dollars More with Granny Takes a Trip by the Purple Gang to create Granny Takes a Few Dollars More. Simon went on to study English literature at Reading University, where he cut an eccentric figure on a Bernini bicycle fitted with a small engine (he never learned to drive). He became the social secretary's chief arbiter of taste when deciding which bands to bring to the university.

Graduating in 1972, he drifted happily, working in the studio of the artist Anthony Benjamin; playing and recording with the singer and tightrope walker Hermine Demoriane; dressing elephants as mammoths for the 1981 film Quest for Fire; and prop-making – on one occasion, when delivering a prop for Ken Campbell's 1979 production of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy at the ICA, he was stopped by a policeman who asked what he had in his bag – "the secret of life," he replied. One of his first film compositions, a series of tape loops, was for a documentary about modern surrealist artists, Chance, History, Art (1980). He also co-wrote, with his longterm collaborator Simon Wallace, the music for the Oscar-winning short A Shocking Accident (1982).

In his personal life, Simon was an exquisite minimalist, and lived in spaces that were always painted several barely perceptibly different shades of grey. But although everything looked clean and empty and ordered, all the cupboards were bursting with stuff, absolutely chock-full of multitrack tapes, gizmos and instruments and millions of bits of recording equipment – perhaps that is a metaphor for the man. But he did have rigorous taste, especially in music – the minute he detected anything mediocre in the emotional integrity of what he was listening to, he became disaffected. Tom Waits was loved, and then suddenly dumped for "trying too hard".

He was selective with his friendship, too, but if you became his friend, he was very loyal, very good company, very amusing. We did lots of tours together. There is usually a scramble to sit next to the most interesting and open person on a tour bus – and Simon was always that man. He was so civilised and convivial, knew things I never knew, and would introduce me to things I'd never heard or seen: Pina Bausch, Gillian Welch, the Holy Modal Rounders. And he could be deliciously cruel about stuff he didn't like. That wince that said ,"Oh really, it just won't do", and then the trademark flick of his collar.

In 2004, with his old friend David Campbell (the social secretary from his days at Reading), and under the umbrella of Action for Music, Simon started to help unacknowledged musicians in Kenya record their music and get a return for their work. He had an extraordinary ear for talent, and a lot of the bands he chose to help then are the leading musicians playing in Kenya today. In parallel, he worked on Makutano Junction – a TV soap reaching 12 million east African viewers and the region's biggest show – both as a composer, and a mentor to composers. This was all done from a sea container under an avocado tree in Nairobi that he had converted into a studio.

In 2003, Simon married Amanda Cockerton, and they moved back to Somerset. My daughter, Simon's goddaughter, once remarked: "Everything thing about Simon is grey, except Amanda." He was the gentlest, kindest man, with extraordinary taste and a sublime, quirky talent that he was never really confident of. He is survived by Amanda, and four brothers.

• Simon Tracey Brint, composer and comedian, born 26 September 1950; died 29 May 2011


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ICC issues arrest warrant for Muammar Gaddafi - The Standard

June 27, 2011 The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi.

Zambia's former President Frederick Chiluba buried - The Standard

June 27, 2011 Zambia's former President Frederick Chiluba has been buried in the capital, Lusaka, following his death more than a week ago.

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir's China visit delayed - The Standard

June 27, 2011 A plane carrying Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir on his controversial trip to China has turned back without official explanation.

UN authorises peacekeepers for Abyei - The Standard

June 27, 2011 The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to send a 4,200-strong Ethiopian peacekeeping force to the disputed Sudanese territory of Abyei.

Central Bank smells fishy attack on sliding shilling - The Standard

June 27, 2011 The market is watching keenly, for "any concrete" steps the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) will take in the coming weeks, if the shilling continues to depreciate against the dollar.

Low deposits keep policymakers a worried lot - The Standard

June 27, 2011 Debate on whether we should have high or low deposit rates is getting more intriguing with the Central Bank of Kenya’s (CBK) worries deepening by the day.

KQ in daring take off - The Standard

June 27, 2011 Foreign passengers travelling with national carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) have often complained about the airline's knack for delays, non-functioning on-board entertainment systems and at times unfriendly cabin crew.

Withdrawal of public funds must follow the law - The Standard

June 27, 2011 The Treasury has in recent weeks struggled to align the budget making process with new constitutional requirements and in some instances it has been accused of flouting the Supreme law.

More role models needed to raise new Baby Kenya - The Standard

June 27, 2011 Paul Tergat, Wangari Maathai, Chelagat Mutai, Willy Mutunga, Nancy Baraza, Njoki Ndung'u, Kalpana Rawal, Mohammed Ali, Oprah Winfrey, Tegla Loroupe, Asunta Wagura, James Mwangi, and others - too many to fit on this page - are household names.

Children orphaned after raids - The Standard

June 27, 2011 The Government is taking care of more than 300 children abandoned by their parents due to insecurity caused by cattle rustling in East Pokot District.

German doctor reinstated at facility - The Standard

June 27, 2011 A long-standing dispute between a community health facility run by a German doctor and the Government in Ramada, Magarini District has finally been resolved.

Aspirant seeks to be Eldoret's first female mayor - The Standard

June 27, 2011 Campaigns for Eldoret mayoral elections have kicked off with Deputy Mayor Usla Ngeny declaring she would challenge the incumbent, William Rono.

Concern as 19 girls quit school to marry elderly men - The Standard

June 27, 2011 The Provincial Administration in Kuria West District has embarked on a mission to rescue 19 underage schoolgirls allegedly married off by their parents in the last one week.

Kalonzo seeks to consolidate home support - The Standard

June 27, 2011 Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka continued with his tour of his Ukambani backyard in an effort to consolidate support ahead of next year’s General Election.

Kisumu mayoral poll cancelled - The Standard

June 27, 2011 Controversy has hit Kisumu mayoral elections after the Town Clerk postponed the polls indefinitely to pave way for the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) grassroots elections scheduled on Friday.

Ruto allies say UDM set for member recruitment - The Standard

June 27, 2011 MPs allied to Eldoret North MP William Ruto and who are planning to join the United Democratic Movement (UDM) party on Monday said they were working on a countrywide recruitment drive for new members.

Book covering Kenya's history to be launched - The Standard

June 27, 2011 Kenya will on Tuesday turn a leaf in her chequered history with the launch of the country's first ever Yearbook.

Kacc to compensate trader for wrongful conviction - The Standard

June 27, 2011 The Registrar of Companies has been penalised for issuing wrong information to the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission (KACC).

Police prosecutors moved to Tobiko's office - The Standard

June 27, 2011 About 300 police officers will be seconded to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions to help with handling of criminal cases.

Investigator claims 'witness' was not at scene - The Standard

June 27, 2011 A private investigator hired by one of the suspects in the murder case of former assistant minister Patrick Muiruri's son has tabled his report in court.

Narok farmers want State to waive wheat debts - The Standard

June 27, 2011 Narok wheat farmers want the Government to write off more than Sh525 million borrowed from the Agricultural Finance Corporation this year.

Hoteliers urged to focus on Kenyan foods - The Standard

June 27, 2011 The country's hospitality industry should keep Kenyan foods top of their menus if they want visitors to remember their culinary experience, and regard it as highly as Kenya’s wildlife and beaches.

End of month brings new woes for the shilling - The Standard

June 27, 2011 The shilling lost more ground yesterday on the back of end-month demands as dealers kept a wary eye on any policy statements coming out from the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK).

AG seeks time in Okemo case - The Standard

June 27, 2011 The State is yet to respond to a case by Nambale MP Chris Okemo and former Kenya Power and Lighting Company Managing Director Samuel Gichuru challenging their extradition to the United Kingdom.

Geoffrey Griffin actualised 'education of the whole person' - The Standard

June 27, 2011 It was on this day, six years ago, that a dark cloud of grief engulfed Starehe Boys’ Centre. Kenya had lost one of its finest premier educators - Dr Geoffrey William Griffin.

Don't leave out LSK in Judicial reforms - The Standard

June 27, 2011 Never before, in independent Kenya, has the Judiciary received such massive coverage both in the print and electronic media, as it did during the vetting of senior officials in the crucial arm of Government. It also dominated unprecedented thorough national debate.

Saleh in crossfire - The Standard

June 27, 2011 Football Kenya Technical Director Patrick Naggi was reading a newspaper, occasionally peering over the rims of his gold-plated eyeglasses, as Uganda Under-23 team roasted their Kenyan counterparts 5-1 at Nyayo Stadium, on Monday.

Sholei wants LG Cup audit - The Standard

June 27, 2011 Former international Sammy Sholei has challenged Football Kenya and LG Electronics to come clean on how much money was paid out in organising last weekend's LG Cup match between Kenya against Sudan.

Kenyans must support KRA decision to tax MPs - The Standard

June 27, 2011 Yes, we are operating under a new constitutional order that demands equity and justice to all, irrespective of status in society.

Foreign weed is choking aquatic life at Bura Dam - The Standard

June 27, 2011 A foreign weed has invaded a dam at Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary and is adversely affecting tourism and biodiversity conservation activities.

Kabogo's account of dead girl final hours - The Standard

June 27, 2011 Juja MP William Kabogo gave his account of the private party that ended with unexplained death of a university girl Mercy Chepkosgei Keino as the motorist whose car was sighted where her body was recovered surrendered to police. Kabogo spoke as the motorist - Mr Wycliffe Lugwiri Okelo - was questioned by police on his diary that night and why his dark Mercedes car, which was impounded, bore fresh paint.

Raila leads the way in paying tax - The Standard

June 27, 2011 Prime minister Raila Odinga softened the ground for the taxman by paying up his arrears on salary drawn both as MP and PM since the Constitution was promulgated last August.

Ocampo Six face compensation suit - The Standard

June 27, 2011 More than 600 post-election violence victims are eyeing compensation from the 'Ocampo Six'.

Has Ruto found new political ally at Coast? - The Standard

June 27, 2011 Eldoret North MP William Ruto has in the past made several visits to the Coast and even traversed the region in a hunt for votes.

JSC defends judges nomination - The Standard

June 27, 2011 The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has said the five Supreme Court judges have been validly and lawfully appointed as provided for by the Constitution.

Sugar Board elections on course despite protests - The Standard

June 27, 2011 The Government has dispatched nomination forms for candidates seeking posts at the Kenya Sugar Board (KSB).

Anti-Ongeri activists to get lawyer - The Standard

June 27, 2011 Chief Justice Willy Mutunga will appoint a lawyer to represent civil society activists pushing for the resignation or sacking of Education minister Sam Ongeri over the free education cash scandal.

Levy row halts Mara road repairs - The Standard

June 27, 2011 The rehabilitation of the dilapidated 80km Narok-Masai Mara road has been suspended following a disagreement between the contractor and Narok County Council over payment of levies.

Kabogo's account of dead girl's final hours - The Standard

June 27, 2011 Juja MP William Kabogo gave his account of the private party that ended with unexplained death of a university girl Mercy Chepkosgei Keino as the motorist whose car was sighted where her body was recovered surrendered to police. Kabogo spoke as the motorist - Mr Wycliffe Lugwiri Okelo - was questioned by police on his diary that night and why his dark Mercedes car, which was impounded, bore fresh paint.

Zimbabweans flee fresh SA xenophobic attacks - Daily Nation

June 28, 2011 At least 28 Zimbabweans have sought refuge at a South African police station while hundreds others are reported missing

Bashir’s China visit delayed over plane route - Daily Nation

June 28, 2011 President Omar al-Bashir, who is accused of war crimes has to fly back to Iran and reroute his trip to China

Millers on the spot over maize crisis - Daily Nation

June 28, 2011 Two millers are asked to take responsibility for the current maize shortage after they allegedly buy large quantities

Transport boost for civil servants - Daily Nation

June 28, 2011 All junior and middle level civil servants will receive an increase in commuter allowance of up to three times next month.

Kenya seeks more investors from China to bridge trade imbalance - Daily Nation

June 28, 2011 Council wants firms to open up local outlets in addition to the ongoing projects such as roads expansion

Tea production hard hit by adverse weather - Daily Nation

June 28, 2011 Output in the first five months of this year falls by almost a quarter compared to 2010

Nairobi to get 8 new hotels in three years - Daily Nation

June 28, 2011 Executive traveller the target of marketers in fast growth industry

Sarova turns to historic war sites to lure guests - Daily Nation

June 28, 2011 Hotels in Taita-Taveta are turning to historic war sites as marketing tools to lure tourists.

Ethiopians free held Kenyan magistrate - Daily Nation

June 28, 2011 A Moyale-based magistrate is released by authorities in Ethiopia who had locked him up for two days

Witness lied to court, says detective - Daily Nation

June 28, 2011 A witness who testified against two men charged with the murder of a former MP’s son was not in the vicinity of the shooting scene

Tobiko seeks funds to give office teeth - Daily Nation

June 28, 2011 Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko asks for more funding for the department.

Witness in Waibara poll case faulted - Daily Nation

June 28, 2011 A university registrar on Monday said a witness in an election petition against Gatundu North MP Clement Waibara did not tell the truth.

Paper ‘did not name Midiwo in swoop’ - Daily Nation

June 28, 2011 Mr Jakoyo Midiwo was not one of the politicians described in a 2003 Sunday Nation story of a police swoop

Man and sister charged with forging Kianga ID - Daily Nation

June 28, 2011 Two siblings who forged Chief of the General Staff Jeremiah Kianga’s documents are charged in court.

School principals want 8-4-4 retained - Daily Nation

June 28, 2011 Secondary schools heads want the 8-4-4 education retained but reformed to give pupils more relevant skills for the job market.

Supreme Court’s plate already full - Daily Nation

June 28, 2011 The Supreme Court will be confronted with a plateful of unresolved matters once the judges are sworn in.

Details emerge on why women missed top slots - Daily Nation

June 28, 2011 As the battle over appointment of the Supreme Court judges starts details are emerging on why women missed out on the posts.

Mutula speaks out on MPs’ tax - Daily Nation

June 28, 2011 Justice minister Mutula Kilonzo says the use of the word “may” in Article 210 creates a discretion.

Security beefed up to curb cattle rustling - Daily Nation

June 28, 2011 Security has been beefed up around the scene of a weekend attack by armed rustlers in Merti that resulted in death of 10 people.

University workers give strike notice after council dissolved - Daily Nation

June 28, 2011 A clash looms at a public university following a controversial dissolution of its governing council.

Probe grabbed school plot, Truth team told - Daily Nation

June 28, 2011 Complaints of grabbed land and eviction of families from their homes dominate proceedings

Squatters protest as KPA rolls out luxury hotel plan - Daily Nation

June 28, 2011 Hundreds of families in Kiruwitu, Kilifi County, face eviction after a parastatal announced plans to put up a multi-million shilling hotel

Motorist in girl’s death mystery gives himself up - Daily Nation

June 28, 2011 A man presents himself to police as the owner of a vehicle mentioned in connection with the mysterious death of a university student. Mr Wycliffe Okelo, however, denies any wrongdoing, saying he saw the body on the road and swerved to avoid it.

Judges hiring case referred to Kenya CJ - Daily Nation

June 28, 2011 A petition challenging the nomination and appointment of five Supreme Court judges is referred to the Chief Justice

Chiluba hailed as ‘great man’ at his funeral - Daily Nation

June 28, 2011 Zambia’s former president Frederick Chiluba is hailed as a “great man” in a nationally broadcast funeral

Forex reserves edge lower as lending rises, says CBK - Business Daily

June 28, 2011 Kenya official usable foreign exchange reserves declined marginally to $3.957 million as of June 24 from $3.976 billion a week earlier, the central bank said in its weekly bulletin.

Bread prices soar amid rising costs of wheat and oil - Business Daily

June 28, 2011 Bread makers have increased prices to cushion their earnings from rising cost of raw materials adding fresh impetus to the cost of living measure that has come under pressure from expensive energy and other food items.

Time to learn vital lessons from the maize crisis - Business Daily

June 28, 2011 So the maize shortage is artificial after all? That appears to be the word from the Ministry of Agriculture now that they have invited the intelligence service to unravel the export of maize to Southern Sudan

Borrowers enter era of costly loans as bank raises rate - Business Daily

June 28, 2011 The I$M Bank has raised its lending by 1.5 per cent to reflect an increase in lending rates by the Central Bank.

Fat salaries push audit companies to raise fees - Business Daily

June 28, 2011 Charges rise by 12.3 per cent last year and expected to increase further in 2011.

Bottled water firm prepares assault on retail market - Business Daily

June 28, 2011 Alpine Coolers, a brand in the bottled water market, has defied the industry trend of diversifying into juices and other beverages adopted by competitors.

EAC member states win special tax concessions - Business Daily

June 28, 2011 Kenya and Tanzania have won major concessions after the Council of ministers of the East African Community approved their requests for special tax waivers on imports of food grain and power generation equipment.

Kenya exports to EU face taxation in trade agreement stalemate - Business Daily

June 28, 2011 At a growth target of 6 p.c, country is not among least developed that enjoy duty-free quota access to Europe

Sugar prices surge as mills prepare for maintenance - Business Daily

June 28, 2011 Speculators have infiltrated the sugar market and triggered a jump in the price of the commodity as several millers prepare for the annual factory maintenance break.

How banks are manipulating shilling to gain - Business Daily

June 28, 2011 Governor says the Central Bank is preparing to take action to rid the market of the notion that nothing can be done to stop speculative activity

Slum residents to benefit from Sh15bn upgrade - Business Daily

June 28, 2011 Donors cite lack of security of tenure as the main cause of shanty growth

Rebranding is not just about change of name and logo - Business Daily

June 28, 2011 It was Shakespeare who once wondered, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose.

National cohesion, ethnicity and privacy under spotlight - Business Daily

June 28, 2011 NCIC’s monitoring of online and mobile phone communication sidesteps inherent grievances that were to blame for the 2007 post-poll tragedy

Economic growth builds the ranks of Kenya’s newly rich - Business Daily

June 28, 2011 Study shows poorest segment of the population shrank in the past four years as the middle class expanded, adding impetus to consumer market activity

Kenyan SMEs less likely to get funding than African peers - Business Daily

June 28, 2011 Micro, small and medium-sized businesses in Kenya are less likely to get financing from banks compared to their counterparts in other African countries, a new study has shown.

Falling tea supply at auction raises May earnings for farmers - Business Daily

June 28, 2011 A seven per cent drop in the supply of tea at the weekly auction during May pushed prices up in what could trigger higher forex inflows and earnings for farmers.

High demand lifts KenolKobil share price - Business Daily

June 28, 2011 Investors rush to buy on information that the company is set to record more than 50 per cent growth in earnings helped by high oil prices

Eating habits expose society’s divisions - Business Daily

June 28, 2011 Sociologists examining lunch time behaviour in Nairobi, between 12 p.m and 2 p.m, would find a stratified society where some “go” for lunch in assorted establishments while others have “hotels” take lunch to them.

An open letter to leaders refusing to pay taxes - Business Daily

June 28, 2011 I thought I would address this letter directly to you seeing as the matter at hand pinches your financial feet.

Farmers seek better yields with solar power irrigation systems - Business Daily

June 28, 2011 High prices force those who have traditionally relied on diesel or petrol engines to embrace the technology

Understanding money and the meaning of life - Business Daily

June 28, 2011 Life, except for the obvious physical needs, is not so much defined by the external situation as by the inner one

KBS eyes Western route with exit of matatus - Business Daily

June 28, 2011 Kenya Bus Service management (KBS) is set to re-enter the long-distance passenger transport business to western Kenya in a move that will up competition and potentially drive fares downwards.

Lessons abound for ‘Mzee, head of the family - Business Daily

June 28, 2011 One of my proudest moments as a family business proprietor was on 25 August 2008. It was the day my sister came to the family farm and inquired about my whereabouts.

Mutunga worried by constitution ignorance - NTV

June 28, 2011 On matters of civil liberties, Chief Justice Dr. Willy Mutunga says many Kenyans are ignorant of the provisions of the new constitution, which guarantee them very fundamental freedoms. The Chief Justice also says Kenyans are ignorant of court processes and is challenging them to get acquainted with the new law.

MPs taxation row - NTV

June 28, 2011 Prime Minister Raila Odinga now says he will issue a comprehensive statement regarding the taxation of Members of Parliament allowances. Raila however says MPs should comply with the demands of the Constitution, which requires everyone to pay taxes. At the same time, some MPs are now seeking an interpretation of by the Supreme Court, on when and how the taxation should be effected.

The police,rogue or reformed? - NTV

June 28, 2011 The police is being faulted once again for abetting extra judicial killings and torture. Local human rights agencies say 50 cases of extra judicial killings and 200 torture incidents have been reported in the first half of this year alone. And as Richard Chacha reports, this revelations come as efforts to clean the police force through a vetting process, continues to attract criticism, the latest being from the Prime Minister.

Daring drug barons in Mombasa - NTV

June 28, 2011 In shocking revelation, Mombasa Senior Magistrate Rosemelle Mutoka has disclosed that drug trafficking is being conducted within courts precincts. She said it was worrying that the drug peddlers are going about their business in the corridors of justice, without fear of the law. She made the remarks during celebrations to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking, held in Mombasa.

Nyayo's poor state causes match postponement - NTV

June 28, 2011 The All African games football qualifier match between Kenya and Uganda under-23 teams, was called off after rains flooded the Nyayo National Stadium. The rains brought to light the pathetic state of our only national stadium at the moment. Fans who braved the cold and wet weather in the stadium were shocked to discover that they had to walk in water to leave the stadium.

FKL elections - NTV

June 28, 2011 The aspiring candidates for the forthcoming national football elections are not content with the recently announced polls guidelines. According to Hussein Mohammed, the Independent Electoral Board did not clarify which constitution will be in place immediately after the elections and who would fund the polls and at how much. Hussein urged the IEB to conduct civil education before the elections to ensure a smooth transition.

Marakwet insecurity - NTV

June 28, 2011 Residents in Marakwet are asking the government to beef up security and curb rampant bandit attacks that have led to the killing of a number of businessmen and motorcycle operators. The residents say the attacks are carried out at least twice every month.

Eldoret group unleashes potential - NTV

June 28, 2011 A group of people living with disabilities in Langas slums in Eldoret town have come up with a yoghurt making project. The project has seen them sell Yoghurt to the area locals, a move that has created them a source of income and transformed their lives.

The education protest - NTV

June 28, 2011 The sit-in outside the Ministry of Education headquarters to press for the resignation of Education Minister Prof. Sam Ongeri, entered its second week, as civil society activists engaged another gear by turning to the judiciary. The protestors, led by activist Okiya Omtata, have petitioned the Chief Justice, seeking a declaration on whether Prof. Ongeri is fit to hold office under the new constitution. Rita Tinina with that update from Jogoo House.

Fresh hope in new constitution - NTV

June 28, 2011 Mercy Chepkosgei Keino’s life was cut off in its prime. That isn’t in doubt. What is, however, is the police’s ability to fully and conclusively investigate her death, or the office of the Director Of Public Prosecutions ability to deliver justice to her grieving family. This is based on both institutions past records in investigating and prosecuting deaths in circumstances such as hers. This time around, they have something very empowering on their side, and this may be Keriako Tobiko’s first chance to prove himself as a prosecutor in the new constitutional era. John-Allan Namu breaks it down.

Kiben village still in shock - NTV

June 28, 2011 As police conduct investigations into the mysterious death, 350 kilometers away, at her rural home in Kiben Village, the community is still trying to come to terms with Mercy Keino’s sudden demise. And as Robert Nagila reports, the family is still waiting for answers from the police, about what really happened.

Police seek clues on student killing - NTV

June 28, 2011 Investigations into the mysterious death of a Nairobi University student more than ten days ago appeared to gain momentum, after a man whose car is said to have been used in the crime, surrendered to the police. The vehicle, a Mercedes Benz, is believed to have been used to drop off Mercy Keino’s body on the fateful night. At the university of Nairobi, former colleagues of Mercy are threatening to take to the streets in three days, if the mystery surrounding her death will not have been resolved. Yassin Juma with the update on the investigations.

PM Odinga pays his dues - NTV

June 28, 2011 In a turn of events in the debate over MPs taxation, after Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, went ahead to pay his tax arrears, and was quickly joined by Gachoka MP, Mutava Musyimi. The two have reacted, a week after the Kenya Revenue Authority threatened to auction property of MPs who fail to adhere by the new constitutional provisions. The Prime Minister paid 3.39 million shillings, while Mutava paid 1.9 million. And as Mark Maasai reports, after this move by the two, all eyes are now on the president and the other MPs.

Sudanese leader Bashir arrives in China - Capital FM

June 28, 2011 BEIJING, Jun 28 - Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir arrived in China on Tuesday for talks with President Hu Jintao, as the United States and rights groups criticised Beijing for hosting him.

RV lakes system joins World Heritage list - Capital FM

June 28, 2011 PARIS, Jun 28 - The Great Rift Valley’s Lakes System has now joined the coveted World Heritage list joining two other sites that has been recognised worldwide as natural beauty spot.

Gunmen kill Mexico police chief in his office - Capital FM

June 28, 2011 MONTERREY, Jun 28- Around a dozen gunmen stormed into the police headquarters in the northern Mexico town of Santa Catarina on Monday and shot dead the police chief, authorities said.

North Korea slashes food rations - Capital FM

June 28, 2011 JUNITED NATIONS, Jun 28 - North Korea has drastically cut public food handouts as it heads towards a new hunger crisis with people again eating grass to survive.

Worst drought in 60 years hitting Horn of Africa: U.N. - Reuters

June 28, 2011 GENEVA (Reuters) - The worst drought in 60 years in the Horn of Africa has sparked a severe food crisis and high malnutrition rates, with parts of Kenya and Somalia experiencing pre-famine conditions, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Afghan central bank chief flees to US - Capital FM

June 28, 2011 KABUL, Jun 28 - Afghanistan's central bank governor has resigned and fled to the United States, saying his life is in danger over a corruption probe targeting influential figures.

My mission to Kenya - Capital FM

June 28, 2011 BY SCOTT GRATION I am delighted to be in Nairobi and to take up this post as US Ambassador to Kenya. Kenya is really a second home to me, and my wife Judy, and we are very pleased to have come full circle, to be able to live in the country where we both grew up. I first came to Kenya in the early 1950s, and I'm grateful that I grew up in an environment where my first friends were Africans, my first language was Swahili, and my first foods were those that were cooked on an open fire.

Lanet military academy to award degrees - Capital FM

June 28, 2011 LANET, June 28 - The government has upgraded the Kenya Military Academy in Lanet from a diploma college to a bachelor's degree academy beginning this year, President Mwai Kibaki has said.

National Land Commission Bill faulted - Capital FM

June 28, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 28 - The Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK) now wants the National Land Commission Bill redrafted to address areas of concern within the land sector before it is passed.

Don’t pay taxes, committee lobbies MPs - Capital FM

June 28, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 28 - Parliamentary Budget Committee on Tuesday asked MPs not to pay taxes until the Parliamentary Service Commission, Attorney General and KRA worked out modalities of tax payment.

Slum dwellers also have lifestyle ailments - Capital FM

June 28, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya Jun 28 - Over two million people living in two slums in Nairobi have lifestyle diseases such high blood pressure but only 19 percent have been diagnosed.

EASTERN AFRICA: Severe food crisis hits region - IRIN News (UN)

June 28, 2011 NAIROBI 28 June 2011 (IRIN) - Eastern Africa is experiencing what has been described as the "most severe food crisis in the world today", with at least 10 million people affected in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Confession can get Mwau off US drugs list - Capital FM

June 28, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 28 - The United States government says Kilome MP Harun Mwau and a Kenyan woman designated as drug kingpins can only get their names struck off the list once they confess.

Health Ministry cracks down on misused funds - Capital FM

June 28, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 28 – Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation, Tuesday, launched a probe on a Health Center in Kiambu that was accused of misappropriating funds from Health Sector Services Fund.

Police meeting dead ends in Keino murder probe - Capital FM

June 28, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 28 – Police are now saying that they have so far not unearthed any evidence to show that University of Nairobi student Mercy Keino was murdered.

Africa drought pushes Kenya and Somalia into pre-famine conditions - Guardian (UK)

June 28, 2011

UN says that more than 10 million people are affected in areas of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda

The worst drought in 60 years in the Horn of Africa has sparked a severe food crisis and high malnutrition rates, with parts of Kenya and Somalia experiencing pre-famine conditions, the United Nations has said.

More than 10 million people are now affected in drought-stricken areas of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda and the situation is deteriorating, it said.

"Two consecutive poor rainy seasons have resulted in one of the driest years since 1950/51 in many pastoral zones," the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs told a media briefing. "There is no likelihood of improvement until 2012".

Food prices have risen substantially in the region, pushing many moderately poor households over the edge.

A UN map of food security in the eastern Horn of Africa shows large swathes of central Kenya and Somalia in the emergency category, one phase before what the UN classifies as catastrophe/famine – the fifth and worst category.

Child malnutrition rates in the worst affected areas are more than double the emergency threshold of 15 per cent and are expected to rise further. High mortality rates among children are also reported.

Drought and fighting are driving ever greater numbers of Somalis from their homeland, with more than 20,000 arriving in Kenya in just the past two weeks, the UN refuge agency UNHCR said on Friday. It voiced alarm at the dramatic rise, noting the average monthly outflow had been about 10,000 so far this year.

Almost half the Somali children arriving in refugee camps in Ethiopia are malnourished, and those arriving in Kenya are little better, Byrs said.

UN humanitarian appeals for Somalia and Kenya, each about $525m, are barely 50 per cent funded, while a $30m appeal for Djibouti is just 30 per cent funded, she said.


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British American gets green light to list at NSE - The Standard

June 28, 2011 The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has approved British American Investment Company's proposal to list its shares on the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE).

Confident beauty queen - The Standard

June 28, 2011 Natasha Metto, 21, talks to Joan Barsulai and Shirley Genga about her reign as Miss Kenya and her experience at the Miss World finals in China.

Balancing act - The Standard

June 28, 2011 Angela Matta, 30, is a lawyer who discovered a calling as a make-up artist; she talks to Shirley Genga about balancing the two.

Ethnic fusion - The Standard

June 28, 2011 Today, jewellery design has become an art form and a way to express one’s personality. With access to beautiful stones, exotic beads, metals and other unusual material sources like cow horn and ebonised wood.

Art of meditation - The Standard

June 28, 2011 There is nothing better than the feeling of inner peace.

Windek! - The Standard

June 28, 2011 The catchy Windek song is sweeping across Kenyan dancefloors at record speed and it's all thanks to 21-year-old Ivo Manuel Lemus aka Cabo Snoop, a Kuduro artist from Luanda, Angola.

State has failed in anti-drugs war - The Standard

June 28, 2011 As we reported on Tuesday, Tanzania appears to be a step ahead in the regional effort to neuter the powers of drug kingpins, with news that it plans to arraign Ms Naima Mohammed Nyakinywa alias Ramadhan Mfundo in court soon.

Face of JKIA does little justice to Kenya Airways - The Standard

June 28, 2011 National carrier Kenya Airways sometimes suffers greatly at the tail-end of matters beyond its purview: like the inefficiency at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

On collapsed Pipeline building, buck stops with courts - The Standard

June 28, 2011 Following the collapse of a building on Plot No 7102/2 located off North Airport Road in Pipeline area of Embakasi, the City Council of Nairobi wishes to bring a number of pertinent issues to the attention of the public.

Implement laws to fight 'new' crime - The Standard

June 28, 2011 The laws relating to criminal justice have been changing rapidly. The conventional Penal Code is slowly taking a back seat with specialised enactments now becoming increasingly necessary to cater for the changing circumstances to combat crime.

East Africa's oldest bank posts profit for second year running - The Standard

June 28, 2011 East African Development Bank (EADB) has reported a 19 per cent growth in profitability for the full year ended December 31.

Yearbook to provide fact file on Kenya's growth - The Standard

June 28, 2011 The Government has launched the country's first reference book, dubbed as 'Kenya Yearbook'. The 1,150-page book captures the country rich history, as well as different sectors and their achievements since independence.

Nairobi losing 'hub' status to Rwanda's Kigali - The Standard

June 28, 2011 Rwanda's capital, Kigali is slowly replacing Nairobi as the regional economic hub.

IDPs march to State House thwarted - The Standard

June 28, 2011 An attempt by a group of IDPs from Jikaze camp in Mai Mahiu to march to State House over their failed resettlement and hunger was thwarted by armed police in Naivasha.

I see brighter future for my nation - The Standard

June 28, 2011 For long, our leadership has demonised our lovely nation. However, at least there is some light at the end of the tunnel: The future seems promising.

September verdict for Muiruri son case - The Standard

June 28, 2011 Who pulled the trigger of the firearm that shot and killed the son of former Assistant Minister Patrick Muiruri in January 2009?

Protests over new constituency boundaries - The Standard

June 28, 2011 A row has erupted over boundaries for a proposed new constituency to be carved out of Nakuru town.

Police, army clear Mwau over drug claims - The Standard

June 28, 2011 Security forces have said there is no evidence linking Kilome MP Harun Mwau with drug trafficking as alleged by former American Ambassador Michael Ranneberger.

Kanu officials oppose drive to recruit members - The Standard

June 28, 2011 A section of top Kanu officials have hit out at the Organising Secretary Justin Muturi for announcing elections without consultation.

CBK boss case referred to Chief Justice - The Standard

June 28, 2011 A case challenging the re-appointment of Prof Njuguna Ndung'u as the Central Bank of Kenya governor is now before the Chief Justice.

Farmers seek direction on polls - The Standard

June 28, 2011 Cane farmers supplying their crop to over 100 jaggeries in Kakamega County want the Government to explain how they will vote in the Kenya Sugar Board (KSB) elections.

US insists Mwau is drug dealer - The Standard

June 28, 2011 US Government insists Kilome MP John Harun Mwau, owned the largest heist of 1.1 metric tons cocaine heist netted on Kenya soil in 2004, estimated to be worth Sh6 billion.

Teachers push on with strike plans - The Standard

June 28, 2011 A strike looks increasingly likely as the Government rushes to meet teachers today to avert the looming work stoppage.

Kabogo wants to gag media, Standard tells Court - The Standard

June 28, 2011 The Standard Group claims Juja MP William Kabogo is trying to gag its journalists from reporting matters of national interest.

Tobiko acts on university student's death - The Standard

June 28, 2011 The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Keriako Tobiko has directed Commissioner of Police Mathew Iteere to constitute a team of investigators to probe the death of student Mercy Chepkosgei Keino and forward findings to him within seven days.

Wako accused of stalling new laws - The Standard

June 28, 2011 The Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution (CIC) has accused Attorney General Amos Wako of being an impediment to the implementation of the Constitution.

IDPs' plan to meet Kibaki thwarted - The Standard

June 28, 2011 Police in Naivasha thwarted an attempt by a group of displaced people from Jikaze camp in Mai Mahiu to march to State House to seek audience with President Kibaki.

Mwau wants Clinton to table evidence on drugs allegations - The Standard

June 28, 2011 Kilome MP Harun Mwau has written to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pleading innocence over claims that he is a drug baron.

Witness claims woman was drunk, reckless - The Standard

June 28, 2011 A man present during the party that led to the tragic death of university student Mercy Keino in Nairobi said she was 'significantly drunk' at the time and caused scenes at the bash.

Judges directs ICC registrar to submit claim forms - The Standard

June 28, 2011 The International Criminal Court has ordered its registrar to submit only completed forms for post-election violence victims eyeing compensation from the 'Ocampo Six.'

Waruru rescues Ulinzi - The Standard

June 28, 2011 International striker Stephen Waruru shook the back of the net in the 52nd minute as Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Ulinzi came from behind to force a

Woman in Obama drug list arraigned in Tanzania court - The Standard

June 28, 2011 A Kenyan on the US drug list was arraigned in the Kisutu Resident Magistrate Court in Dar es Salaam.

Kalonzo requests to be allowed to pay tax - The Standard

June 28, 2011 Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka wants the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) to allow him to pay tax arrears in instalments.

Lawyers protest inefficiency at Lands ministry - The Standard

June 28, 2011 A storm is brewing between the Ministry of Lands and lawyers over what the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) terms corruption and poor land transaction services.

Ongeri declares he won't resign - The Standard

June 28, 2011 Education Minister Sam Ongeri has declared he will not resign over the loss of Sh4.2 billion meant for free education funds.

Teenager killed in land dispute buried, as locals oppose eviction - The Standard

June 28, 2011 A teenager who was killed during eviction from a disputed land in Laikipia County was buried in Lekiji village.

Victims tell TJRC their tribulations - The Standard

June 28, 2011 The Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission hearing in Kakamega was told about tribulations of post-election violence victims.

Kibaki, Raila visits leave Kisii MPs a divided lot - The Standard

June 28, 2011 Differences have emerged among Kisii MPs following President Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s tours of the region last week.

Mugabe opts for Scottish - The Standard

June 28, 2011 Kenyan international Victor Mugabe appears to have settled on a move to Scottish side Celtic.

Manchester United duo will get better: Cole - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole tips the twin-striking force of Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and Wayne Rooney to get better in the 2011/12 English Premier League season.

Race to KPL summit continues - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 The poor, overused, grass blades at the Nyayo National Stadium will by the end of the day host the fifth football match

Terry throws hat in polls as Sholei woos Diaspora - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 Harambee Stars’s liaison officer, Hussein Terry, will be gunning for National Executive Committee membership

G4S in race to secure Karura - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 It is time to pull on your running gear for the newly launched G4S Karura Cross Country Challenge

Nadal ‘fit to play’ despite injury - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 Defending champion Rafael Nadal says he will be fit to play his Wimbledon quarter-final against Mardy Fish

Kimunya sought to have MPs pay tax and paid a heavy price - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 Transport minister Amos Kimunya was the first Finance minister who sought to have MPs pay tax on their allowances.

Tycoon’s bid to stop bigamy case fails - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 Efforts by a German millionaire to have a bigamy and maintenance case dropped fail

Spare cash for cancer war, MPs told - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 Parliament is asked to set aside funds for the purchase of three radiotherapy machines for cancer treatment.

Treasury and Knut in talks on staff hiring - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 The Treasury to hold talks with a teachers’ union that could open the way for the recruitment of up to 28,000 tutors.

Civil servants without certificates - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 Some public servants hold no certificates at all, while a majority — nearly 170,000 — are Form IV graduates, an audit shows.

Magistrate denies reports of his arrest in Ethiopia - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 Moyale senior resident magistrate Gathogo Sogomo denies reports that he was arrested and locked up

Lagarde named as first female IMF head - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 France's Christine Lagarde is named the first-ever female chief of the IMF to replace fellow Frenchman Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Mystery surrounds Sh5.3bn cocaine haul - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 Kenyans are yet to know who really was behind a consignment of 1.1 tonnes of cocaine impounded

Thousands line up for ICC cases - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 At least 2,350 Kenyans claiming to be victims of the 2008 post-election violence apply to take part

Ministry unveils new disease alert system - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 The Public Health and Sanitation ministry will now be able to detect and monitor disease outbreaks

Aid crisis as Somalis flock refugee camp - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 An estimated 1,300 Somali refugees are swarming the Dadaab refugee camp daily, a humanitarian agency says.

We have proved two killed ex-MP’s son: State - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 A former senior police officer and a businessman are blamed for the death of a former assistant minister’s son.

Ruto eyes Meru for 2012 running mate - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 Suspended Higher Education minister William Ruto says he is considering a politician from Meru or Coast region

Youths fight renewal of Ndung’u term at CBK - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 The Kenya Youth Parliament asks the Chief Justice to nullify the re-appointment of Prof Njuguna Ndung’u

HIV drugs ‘that cause premature aging’ named - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 A class of HIV drugs common in Kenya has been found to cause premature aging and hasten heart and brain disorders.

Surveyors reject draft land team Bill - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 Surveyors reject a draft lands commission Bill due for presentation in Parliament citing serious flaws.

Iteere acts on student’s death - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere recalls the investigation file on the death of a university student

MPs’ tax ‘a ploy to shift focus away from Budget’ - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 Queries emerge about the perennial resurgence of the tax debate every time the national Budget is under scrutiny

US targeted Mwau over Sh6b drugs - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 2004 cocaine haul was the biggest in history and United States officials believe Kilome MP Harun Mwau was linked to it

Just who is this Benz owner? - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 The owner of the Mercedes allegedly used to dump Mercy Keion’s body surrendered to the police on Monday.

VP opens Wote prison - NTV

June 29, 2011 Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka has officially opened the New Makueni prison Wote. The facility has been put up by the government at a cost of 23 million shillings. Musyoka who was touring development projects in the area has called on the public to accept back into society those who have been released from prisons. The Vice President says that as part of the prison reform programme, the institution have been transformed into a correctional facility rather than a penal Institution. The prison has been equipped with proper beddings and sanitation facilities.

Samburu insecurity - NTV

June 29, 2011 Tension between communities in Samburu is high after one herder was shot dead and several others injured during a cattle raid. Heavily armed raiders struck at about 3pm. The incident comes after the killing of 6 raiders and 4 herders in the area, just two days ago.

Police force ill-equipped to resolve murders - NTV

June 29, 2011 Mercy Chepkosgei Keino’s life was cut off in its prime. That isn’t in doubt. What is, however, is the police’s ability to fully and conclusively investigate her death, or the office of the director of public prosecutions ability to deliver justice to her grieving family. This is based on both institutions past records in investigating and prosecuting deaths in circumstances such as hers. This time around, they have something very empowering on their side, and this may be Keriako Tobiko’s first chance to prove himself as a prosecutor in the new constitutional era. John-Allan Namu breaks it down.

VP Kalonzo seeks time - NTV

June 29, 2011 Vice president Kalonzo Musyoka says he and many legislators are willing to pay taxes but there needs to be modalities on the implementation process. Kalonzo has asked the Kenya Revenue Authority and the parliamentary service commission to work on a process that will see the MPs settle their tax arrears.

Safaricom partners with NMG in N.I.E project - NTV

June 29, 2011 Safaricom and Nation Media Group have launched the second phase of the Newspapers In Education Project. The project will see some 91 schools in Coast and North Eastern provinces get free newspapers. The project seeks to instill in pupils a reading culture as well as easing the strain on reading material in primary schools. Safaricom is funding the project to the tune of five million shillings. On its part the nation media group will deliver copies of Daily Nation and Taifa Leo to the selected schools every Monday for eight weeks.

Education PS promises thorough investigations - NTV

June 29, 2011 The ministry of education is conducting an internal audit to establish the trail of free primary education and identify those behind the embezzlement of over 4.2 billion shillings from the Free Primary Education kitty. Education permanent secretary professor James Ole Kiyiapi says his ministry is putting in place measures to hold individuals accountable for any loss of money.

Impact investment - NTV

June 29, 2011 The level of foreign direct investment in the country especially in venture capital funds for small and medium enterprises is hampered by lack of adequate information for investors. The Capital Markets Authority is now seeking ways to address this challenge through raising awareness on the need for firms to establish globally competitive financial profiles to attract investment. An emerging kind of investment whose funds small firms could angle for is “impact investment”. Alex Mwangi now brings you the details of this new form of asset class.

Who killed Mercy Keino? - NTV

June 29, 2011 It is now emerging that it may be impossible to determine the exact cause of Mercy Keino’s death. An autopsy report seen by NTV shows that the deceased’s body was badly damaged that it was impossible for pathologists to say with certainty what caused her death. In the meantime, police investigations into the death have been boosted by the inclusion of two prosecutors from the directorate of public prosecutions and as Brenda Mulinya reports, the Director Keriako Tobiko is taking a keen interest in the matter.

Human traffiking reduces in Kenya - NTV

June 29, 2011 The 2011 Trafficking in Persons Report is out, and Kenya has made a tremendous improvement moving from 3rd tier in 2010 to 2nd tier this year in terms of status ranking. However, the report says human trafficking is still flourishing in Kenya. Kenya remains a source , transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking and as Francis Mutegi reports, Many Kenyans have been victims of the human trafficking trade.

MPs taxation agony - NTV

June 29, 2011 The Parliamentary Service Commission says there was a deal to cushion MPs from paying taxes ahead of the adoption of the then proposed constitution. Commission vice chairman says documents to that effect are in the speaker’s custody. PSC spoke as the Prime Minister’s move to pay his bit of the tax jolted many more mps into action while the President in his usual fashion is yet to react on the matter.

Change of guards loom in the military - NTV

June 29, 2011 Cadets in the military will now get degree level education. The Kenya Military Academy has launched a Bachelor of Science in Military studies program. President Mwai Kibaki launched the program during the commissioning of cadets in Lanet. But as Rita Tinina report from the Military Academy in Nakuru, the occasion was different in many ways coming in the wake of the Chief of General Staff succession debate.

Mwau's cocaine link - NTV

June 29, 2011 It is emerging that Kilome MP Harun Mwau may have been on the U.S radar for several years over his alleged drug transactions .U.S officials have linked the Kilome MP to the 2004 cocaine haul in Malindi which was the largest seized in Kenya. Officials say Mwau and businesswoman Naima Mohammed Nyakinywa are among the biggest actively involved drug barons in the country. This was revealed at a video interview with treasury officials at the U.S embassy Jane Kiyo reports.

Serengeti highway rows - NTV

June 29, 2011 The Minister for Tourism, Najib Balala, has welcomed Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete’s move of putting off the construction of a commercial Highway running through the Serengeti National Reserve in North Tanzania.The highway would have cut through a section of the Northern Serengeti and subsequently affected the great animal migration which involves the Mara. An alternative commercial road will be constructed running around the south of the Serengeti.

Impacts of high living costs - NTV

June 29, 2011 The high cost of maize meal is having an adverse impact on meat sellers in Suneka town of Kisii County. This, owing to the fact that meat and ugali are complementary in nature, hence a dip in demand for one causes a dip in demand for the other. The dozens of butcheries in the small town are having to grapple with lower sales than what they are accustomed to.

Another goal for Andy Cole - NTV

June 29, 2011 Two young footballers stand a chance to train with one of the biggest clubs in the world, Manchester United. And who best to deliver the news than a goal scoring legend at Old Trafford, Andrew Cole, better known as Andy Cole. Cole today launched the Airtel Rising Stars initiative which kicks off next month at the National Secondary Schools Sports Association provincial finals.

US endorses Lagarde to head IMF - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 The US declared its support for French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde to head the International Monetary Fund, all but assuring that she will be chosen when the board meets Tuesday

Lagarde named first woman IMF head - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 France's Christine Lagarde was named Tuesday to be the first-ever female chief of the IMF, facing an immediate crisis as violent Greek anti-austerity protests rocked the stability of the eurozone.

Tribunal expected to herald new dawn for people living with Aids - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 Almost two years after they were appointed and gazetted, members of the HIV/Aids tribunal were finally sworn in last week

Public hospitals need corporate culture for growth - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 Outsourcing management of the facilities will not only make them profitable but also save taxpayers’ money and improve service delivery based on benchmarked results

Law must apply equally to all, big or small, as we effect Constitution - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 The Holy Bible, Koran and the Tora are very clear on the subject of stealing. They all simply state “You shall not steal”.

Public universities’ revenues hit record level - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 Colleges’ shift to income-generating activities pays off as earnings reach Sh15.12bn

Britak executive leaves as firm prepares for IPO - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 Mr Kiarie, the MD of British-American Asset Managers Ltd, exits at the end of next month

Pilots, engineers shortage to slow airline industry - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 A shortage of pilots, flight engineers and air traffic controllers threatens to slow down the expansion plans and profitability of Kenyan airlines that will be forced to pay higher salaries to retain and attract talent.

Were you diagnosed with diabetes? Focus on dietary changes - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 English researchers say patients who worked well with dieticians had the same improvements as those who received routine care

Flower companies caught up in sea transport dilemma - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 Council says after a year of trails, they are yet to meet conditions for using less costly means

Fort Jesus gets UN nod to join heritage list - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 Away from the pretty villas, the boutiques and other five-star establishments that earn the coast tourism a name - the grey, aged Fort Jesus stands out like a solid statement of architectural defiance.

Higher power bills loom in review of retail tariffs - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 Electricity distributor Kenya Power is seeking a 25 per cent upward adjustment of consumer power , signalling a steep rise in the cost of energy in the next couple of months.

Fund managers turn to state bonds and bills for profits - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 Fund managers are getting more attracted to government bills and bonds as they move to protect their assets against inflation and ensure real returns to investors.

Promote financial literacy in Kenya - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 One of the most cost- effective strategies to access formal financial services so as to enhance domestic saving is through promotion of financial literac

It’s time for power firm to make tough decisions - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 Whichever way one looks at it, electricity distributor Kenya Power’s latest application to the energy market regulator for upward adjustment of tariffs does leave the country between the proverbial rock and a hard place.

Police vetting should be more inclusive - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 What a breath of fresh air to see Kenya’s new Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justice, Willy Mutunga and Nancy Barasa, take their oaths of office in normal clothes rather than traditional robes.

We must reduce reliance on expensive oil - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 By embracing alternative energy and reserves, Kenya will soon require less oil per capita, and no longer be at the mercy of producing states

Investors flock to Isiolo as Vision upgrade looms - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 Change of town into a modern city to spur growth of the arid northern Kenya

US Treasury links Mwau to Malindi cocaine haul - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 United States said it has enough evidence that Kilome MP John Harum Mwau was a direct beneficiary of the 1.2 tonnes of cocaine, with a street value of Sh7 billion, that was intercepted in Malindi in 2004.

Microfinance way out in funding climate change projects - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 According to the World Bank, mitigation of its effects in developing countries could cost $140 to $175 billion per year by 2030, money that Africa does not have

KCB set to pay Sh654m as Treasury reaps from shares - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 Kenya Commercial Bank is today expected to pay a dividend cheque for Sh654 million to the Treasury, which owns a 17.75 per cent stake in the country’s biggest lender by assets.

British-American IPO gets regulator nod - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 The investment group plans to raise Sh5.85 billion from its listing at the NSE through sale of 650 million shares for its expansion

CMA seeks tighter rules to rein in stockbrokers - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 Move meant to provide effective checks and balances against excesses of management

Business as usual at the IMF - Capital FM

June 29, 2011 WASHINGTON, Jun 29 - Despite pledges of new transparency, the IMF again gave its top job to a French candidate on Tuesday, assuring continued ire from developing countries at Europe's hold on the job.

Lightning strike kills 11 in N.Nigeria - Capital FM

June 29, 2011 MAIDUGURI, Jun 29 - Eleven people were killed by lightning in two communities in northern Nigeria during torrential rains, Red Cross and local officials said Wednesday.

Ethical concerns over clinical trials - Capital FM

June 29, 2011 DOHA, Qatar, Jun 29 - Scientists at the ongoing World Conference of Science Journalists have raised concerns about clinical trials done in the developing world.

Lebanon speaker warns of govt collapse - Capital FM

June 29, 2011 BEIRUT, June 29 - The speaker of the Lebanese parliament has warned Prime Minister Najib Mikati's government will collapse if it fails to draft a programme by July 13.

China rolls out red carpet for Bashir - Capital FM

June 29, 2011 BEIJING, Jun 29 - Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted on genocide charges, was given a red-carpet welcome Wednesday by Chinese President Hu Jintao.

Kibaki off to AU Summit in E Guinea - Capital FM

June 29, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 29 - President Mwai Kibaki left the country for Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on Wednesday to attend the 17th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State of the African Union.

Kenyan PM hails Lagarde IMF choice - Capital FM

June 29, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 29 - Prime Minister Raila Odinga has welcomed the appointment of Christine Lagarde to head the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The place where broken hearts are made whole - The Standard

June 29, 2011 The visit to the hospital by the riverside in Addis Ababa feels like paying a pilgrimage. At the walkways, patients' merry laughter and the workers' smiles transport you to another world, different from the hustle and bustle of the Ethiopian capital.

A dream hospital celebs want to be part of - The Standard

June 29, 2011 When the Hamlins left Australia to set up a midwifery school for nurses at the Princess Tsehai Memorial Hospital in Addis Ababa in 1959, they had no idea that treating fistula patients was going to be the major part of their posting.

The place where broken hearts are made whole - The Standard

June 29, 2011 The visit to the hospital by the riverside in Addis Ababa feels like paying a pilgrimage. At the walkways, patients' merry laughter and the workers' smiles transport you to another world, different from the hustle and bustle of the Ethiopian capital.

Wako on the spot again over delayed Bill - Capital FM

June 29, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 29 -Amos Wako is on the spot yet again over delayed Bills, as his office appeared to accuse Parliament of frustrating assent of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Bill

Mwau aides face charges over staged shooting - Capital FM

June 29, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 29 - Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere wants the arrest and prosecution of a driver and bodyguard to Kilome MP Harun Mwau for allegedly lying that they were shot at.

Reforms bear fruit at Lands Ministry - Capital FM

June 29, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 28 - The Lands Ministry on Wednesday announced it had collected Sh7.9 billion in the financial year 2010/2011.

Mercy victim of hit and run accident, police say - Capital FM

June 29, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 29 - Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere says investigations into death of university student Mercy Keino indicate that she died after being run over by one or more motor vehicles.

Iteere recommends prosecution of Mwau's aides - The Standard

June 29, 2011 Two aides of Kilome MP Harun Mwau are likely to be arrested to face charges of giving false information to the police.

Christine Lagarde named IMF chief - The Standard

June 29, 2011 France's Finance Minister Christine Lagarde, 55, has been named the first woman to head the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Somali criminals must stay in UK, rules European Court - The Standard

June 29, 2011 The UK must not deport two Somalis convicted of serious crimes because to do so would endanger their lives, the European Court of Human Rights says.

Football management in Kenya is a sham - Capital FM

June 29, 2011 BY MUTWIRI MUTUOTA The foundations of any successful football team are laid at the youth level, a fact that is totally lost on the officialdom that runs Kenya’s version of the beautiful game. Pick any team from Brazil, Spain, Germany and closer home, the triumphant Olympics sides of Nigeria (Atlanta 96) and Cameroon (Sydney 2000). The common denominator in these renowned outfits is that a majority of their senior team cut their teeth at Under-17, Under-20 or Under-23 competition.

Kiyiapi to join presidential race in December - Capital FM

June 29, 2011 NYAHURURU, Kenya, Jun 29 – Education Permanent Secretary Prof James ole Kiyiapi says he will formally unveil his presidential bid in December this year in readiness for next year’s poll.

UoN students riot aborted - Capital FM

June 29, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, June 29 - University of Nairobi students clashed briefly with the police on Wednesday after a number of them attempted to take to the streets to protest the killing of their colleague.

No ICC hearings in Kenya - Capital FM

June 29, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 29 - The hearing of confirmation of war crimes charges against six Kenyan suspects will be held at The Hague, after all.

Rights body tells Wako to step aside - The Standard

June 29, 2011 The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) has added its voice to calls for Attorney General Amos Wako to resign.

Lands PS claims cartels frustrating reforms - The Standard

June 29, 2011 Corruption cartels have ganged up to frustrate reforms at the Ministry of Lands, PS Dorothy Angote has said.

Lawyer wants Mutunga barred from executing duties - The Standard

June 29, 2011 An advocate, who challenged the new Constitution in court, now wants the Chief Justice barred from executing the functions of his office.

New law to regulate land issues drafted - The Standard

June 29, 2011 A Bill proposing the establishment of a National Land Commission (NLC) with powers to investigate historical land injustices and repossess all public land acquired illegally has been drafted.

Tatu City now accuses petitioners of delaying suit - The Standard

June 29, 2011 A multi-million shillings company, Tatu City, has accused petitioners seeking to wind it up of delaying to expeditiously dispose off the suit.

Onyancha's teacher has case to answer - The Standard

June 29, 2011 Suspected serial killer Philip Onyancha’s teacher has a case to answer in relation to alleged recruitment into an occult.

Five from one family die in accident - The Standard

June 29, 2011 A family of five died in a road accident. They were on their way to attend a funeral of a relative in Nyaribari-Masaba.

Bill to stop withdrawal from ICC ready - The Standard

June 29, 2011 A Bill seeking to stop Kenya from pulling out of the International Criminal Court is ready, as focus shifts today to an African Union meeting at which The Hague-based court could receive more bashing.

New book offers window into an enticing Kenya - The Standard

June 29, 2011 The assembled crowd broke into applause as Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka drew the miniature curtain to reveal a blue coloured book proclaiming: Kenya Yearbook 2010.

How university student met her death - The Standard

June 29, 2011 Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere on Wednesday gave details of what is believed to be Mercy Chepkosgei Keino’s movements on the day she met her death as University of Nairobi students went on the rampage last evening.

ICC judges pick The Hague for Kenya hearings - The Standard

June 29, 2011 The confirmation of charges hearings against the 'Ocampo Six' due in September would be held at The Hague and not in Nairobi.

Fire at home, how prepared are you? - The Standard

June 29, 2011 Incidents of ill preparedness by fire and emergency response teams are not new, but as ALLAN OLINGO writes, planning agencies and homeowners share the blame in equal measure

Earthy feel at Batian Peak apartments - The Standard

June 29, 2011 As the name implies, Batian Peak serviced apartments situated off Argwings Khodek Road near Yaya Centre are named after the highest peak of Mount Kenya.

Hotels go online for booking - The Standard

June 29, 2011 As the age of technology takes root, hotels have taken to the Internet for client bookings, writes Harold Ayodo

Lawyers threaten to storm Ardhi House - The Standard

June 29, 2011 Protests by lawyers over alleged rot at the Ministry of Lands should be addressed towards accountability, efficiency and transparency.

Swahili chic decor - The Standard

June 29, 2011 We have many rich cultural treasures that we often take for granted or are unaware of. One little-known school of architecture and interior dÈcor is what Californian author Bibi Jordan described in her book as "Swahili chic".

Marketing East Africa as the cradle of mankind - The Standard

June 29, 2011 As the Kenyan tourism and media fraternity came together to celebrate achievements in the tourism industry last week, one comment stood out. The chief guest at the inaugural Kenya Tourism Awards held at Nairobi's Carnivore, Taleb Rifai, the Secretary General of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), suggested the marketing of the region as "the cradle of mankind."

Nigeria imposes curfew on Abuja nightclubs and pubs - The Standard

June 29, 2011 A curfew has been imposed on Nigeria's capital, Abuja, following recent attacks by Islamist militants, meaning nightclubs, beer parlours and cinemas must close early.

Measuring political will to confront corruption - The Standard

June 29, 2011 There are a basketful of cases of grand corruption that are securely locked up and hidden away from prying eyes, and the keys thrown away. None of the cases have been resolved and no culprits prosecuted. Examples abound - Goldenberg, Anglo Leasing and the maize scam. Not forgetting money laundering, drug trafficking and, hot out of the oven like a loaf of fresh bread, the Free Primary Education scandal.

Govt response to drugs' saga suspect - The Standard

June 29, 2011 Effects of hard drugs on young lives is evident worldwide. Many young people have ruined their lives through drug abuse.

AG Wako is next out, but who is in? - The Standard

June 29, 2011 There was a time not so long ago when merit stood no chance of winning a match against friendship and political correctness. Patronage was all you needed to climb career-boosting walls, no matter how high or steep.

More confusion over Kisumu mayoral polls - The Standard

June 29, 2011 The Kisumu mayoral elections elicited more confusion after the Nyanza Provincial Local Government Officer (PLGO) ruled as illegal the move to postpone the exercise.

'We made a book good enough for Presidents' - The Standard

June 29, 2011 The Kenya Yearbook Editorial Board, chaired by Esther Kamweru, was established in 2007 as a parastatal under the Ministry of Information and Communication.

Ruto writes to Kibaki over Cabinet - The Standard

June 29, 2011 Suspended Higher Education Minister William Ruto has asked President Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga to decide whether to return him to Cabinet or keep him out.

Excelling in a man domain - The Standard

June 29, 2011 Screw and hammer in hand, Sophia Siekei examines a bicycle to diagnose the problem. She puts it on its saddle and steadily removes the tube to work on a puncture.

Investigation of student’s death shoddy - The Standard

June 29, 2011 The death of Mercy Chepkosgei Keino was tragic enough, but the conduct of the investigation into her passing and the actions of her former classmates have not helped matters.

Court bars State officers from party positions - The Standard

June 29, 2011 State officers eyeing political party leadership in ODM party have a major legal hurdle.

Wako must forward Bill for signing immediately - The Standard

June 29, 2011 Is Attorney Genera Amos Wako an impediment to implementing the new laws? The Constitution Implementation Commission, the body charged with overseeing the process, appears to think so.

Ongeri opposes closure of schools - The Standard

June 29, 2011 Minister for Education Sam Ongeri has opposed plans by the Government to revoke title deeds for schools in forest reserves.

Investigation of student's death shoddy - The Standard

June 29, 2011 The death of Mercy Chepkosgei Keino was tragic enough, but the conduct of the investigation into her passing and the actions of her former classmates have not helped matters.

Former United star Cole in talent search clinic - The Standard

June 29, 2011 Former Manchester United striker, Andy Cole launched a talent search initiative sponsored by Airtel in conjunction with the 19-time English Premier League champions in Nairobi on Tuesday.

Fifa assures on polls - The Standard

June 29, 2011 World football governing body Fifa has come out to clarify the controversial issues raised by key stakeholders ahead of the forth-coming football elections.

African star - The Standard

June 29, 2011 As Wimbledon giants Tomas Berdych, Serena and Venus Williams tumbled; East Africans had reason to smile as Hassan Ndayishimiye of Burundi made it through the first round of Wimbledon Open, beating Mattias Sborowitz of China, 6-3, 6-4 in the junior boys draw.

Amputees team set for World Cup qualifiers - The Standard

June 29, 2011 The first Kenyan amputee national football team has upped its training in Nairobi ahead of World Cup qualifiers in Ghana in September.

Return my house - The Standard

June 29, 2011 Celebrated athlete Nyandika Maiyoro is yet to get back his four-bedroom house at Gusii Stadium, two years after Prime Minister Raila Odinga ordered the Kisii Municipal Council revert it back to him.

APR face St Georges - The Standard

June 29, 2011 Last year during the Cecafa Club Championships final in Kigali, there was an outcry that Rwanda champions APR beat Ethiopia's St Georges unfairly to clinch the regional title on home soil.

Rangers FC shoot down Leopards’ player raid - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 Charles Okwemba’s transfer to AFC Leopards hangs in the balance as Rangers FC slap an indefinite suspension on him

Lesbian talk dominates match - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 Nigeria coach Eucharia Uche says her side intend on taking the fight for a quarter-final place at the women’s World Cup

Rudisha leads a Kenyan galaxy in Lausanne - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 World 800m record holder David Rudisha runs his second race after a three-month injury lay-off in Lausanne, Switzerland

Club sets the hounds on ‘Mlandege’ - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 In a first for Kenyan football, a club is helping in the search and apprehension of a known hooligan to be subsequently charged with assault

Mwamba, Blak Blad One-Night Stand date - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 Sevens champions Mwamba meet Kenyatta University’s Blak Blad in the opening tie of the inaugural Homeboyz One-Night Stand

Tsonga bludgeons mighty Federer - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga bludgeones Roger Federer to an historic defeat to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals

Sh15bn World Bank plan for slums - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 Deep in Nairobi’s Fuata Nyayo slums, open sewers are part of landmarks. They carry human waste, condoms, polythene bags

CBK sets tough terms for banks with a strong signal of high rates - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 Cost of borrowing set to soar after regulator raises the benchmark rate to 8 per cent, as analysts say the move will cause more uncertainty

Twenty saccos locked from taking deposits - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 Regulator says new requirements seek to improve management

Bank given reprieve in Sh100m suit - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 The legal battle between Guardian Bank and a local pharmaceutical firm over Sh100 million has taken a new twist after the court put disputed cargo under receivership.

Varsity wants case against its campus thrown out - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 Mt Kenya University asks the High Court to dismiss a case seeking to bar its establishment at the Posh Milimani Estate in Nakuru Town.

Protesting youth storm CJ’s offices - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 Youths storm the Milimani Law Courts to demand an explanation from the Chief Justice over a case involving NYC elections.

Mutunga’s oath illegal, court told - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 The legitimacy of the oath of office taken by Chief Justice Willy Mutunga on June 20 is questioned.

AG denies delaying crucial electoral Bill - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 The Attorney-General on Wednesday deflected the blame directed at his office for the delay

Pharmacist tells how to identify fake drugs shop - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 Caution: During your next visit to a pharmacy, ensure the premises’ licence is visible and that you get a receipt

Court halts ODM party elections - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 The High Court has stopped the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party elections scheduled to start on Friday.

Teachers call off strike after Treasury pledge - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 Teachers call off a strike planned to start on Friday after Treasury promises to resolve the issue of funds to hire new tutors in a fortnight.

Court puts off key ruling on modern city project - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 Legal suits that have hindered construction of a modern residential city in Kiambu show no signs of ending

The rich more likely to die from heart disease - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 The young men from Sudan, who humiliated Kenya’s Harambee Stars over the weekend, may live a year longer than the losers

Bribe charges land senior state counsel in the dock - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 A senior state counsel was on Wednesday charged with soliciting for and receiving a bribe of Sh25,000.

Oil firms set to drill wells in Turkana - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 Oil explorers are back in Turkana County, with two firms showing interest in drilling wells in the Kerio Valley Basin.

Top lawyers lead race to succeed AG Wako - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 Four top lawyers are mentioned as possible successors of Amos Wako as Attorney-General, amid lobbying and jostling for advantage.

Now police want Mwau aides charged - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 Police want embattled Kilome MP John Harun Mwau’s bodyguard and driver charged with giving false information

Police reconstruct student’s last moments - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 The last moments of a university student whose body was found on a busy highway are re-enacted by police boss Mathew Iteere.

I won’t quit over fraud, vows Ongeri - Daily Nation

June 29, 2011 Education minister Sam Ongeri says he will not commit political suicide by resigning over the theft of Sh4.2 billion

Mobile banking services to help two billion people by 2020 - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 Mobile financial services are expected to improve the lives of around two billion people in developing countries within a decade and boost economies, a Boston Consulting Group study found.

Fuel drives inflation to highest level in 19 months - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 The combination of a weak shilling, high food and fuel prices pushed the inflation rate to a 19-month high in June, causing concern over its possible impact on consumer purchasing power and overall growth.

Nairobi’s Mayfair Hotel gets a new look - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 Having spent close to $1 million (about Sh90m) on renovations, the new owners of Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel, the former Holiday Inn, are not ready to settle for anything less than making their property a preferred destination for leisure tourists

Five rules for bootstrapping your way to business success - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 Starting out on your own leads to focusing on profits and cash flow, freeing you to spend time on selling and solving problems that keep the firm growing

Public servants must have a strategy for social networking - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 Willy Mutunga got 4,000 followers after joining Twitter and must now show them he is listening keenly

Mobile apps developers target new opportunities - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 The mobile ecosystem in Kenya is growing at a tremendous rate, as evident in the sheer number of developers and creatives seeking to make a living off the technology industry.

Group to sue over Donde law - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 The Consumer Federation of Kenya will move to the Supreme Court seeking a reversal of a decision that removed controls on interest rates under a legal amendment in 2000.

Enterprise should not affect quality of education - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 While it is encouraging that our public universities are turning to private enterprise activity to boost their funding, o

State seeks to bridge budget deficit with Sh45bn Eurobond - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 Kenya will start preparations to issue a Sh45 billion ($500 million) Eurobond by next month when it seeks credit rating, joining a string of other African countries planning to raise funds through the sovereign notes.

New office block raises profile of Changamwe as shipping centre - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 Myspace Property Ltd will build 60 offices in a five-storey building, which will house leading shipping line agents, clearing and forwarding agencies

Moment of truth dawns on Greece - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 For months there have been protests in Greece. Hardly a day has passed without strikes.

Reforms earn Lands ministry Sh7.9 billion - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 Official praises the automation of systems as revenues increase by more than seven times in four years

HP unveils budget friendly notebook - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 The Pavilion dm 1z has a decent design and still offers solid low-end solutions

Tourist arrivals grow by 16 p.c in first quarter - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 Trend linked to aggressive marketing and recovery of some markets

Britak’s share auction mints billions for lead owners - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 Investment firm’s valuation pushes five directors into the club of Kenya’s richest

Agency wants credit bureau services extended to farmers - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 An economic advisory agency has recommended that services of credit reference bureaus be extended to the agriculture sector to enhance farmers’ access to bank loans.

Why is there confusion on filing of tax returns? - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 There is widespread confusion as to whether employees should file their annual tax returns with Kenya Revenue Authority

Local suppliers to win bigger share of tenders in review - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 Kenyan suppliers are set to win a big share of the billions of shillings worth of tenders that the government floats each financial year as the country moves to review the raw material rule to recognise products made from imports.

Volkswagen Bulli combines old and modern concepts - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 The microbus joins other popular models like GTI and Beetle to boost the fast growing vans segment

Leasing firms lose as State opts for new cars - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 Mixed signals from ministries forces State to shelve plans

State awaits papers to appeal Kirubi acquittal - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 The State has not received court proceedings to lodge a formal appeal challenging a ruling that cleared businessman Chris Kirubi and 13 co-accused on alleged fraud charges.

Let’s go beyond tax amnesty and harness diaspora potential - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 Kenyans who reside abroad should only pay tax if they return home

CBK limits banks’ access to lucrative overnight lending - Business Daily

June 29, 2011 Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has closed a loophole through which commercial banks were profiting on money borrowed from it.

Man burns self in domestic row - NTV

June 29, 2011 A trader in Nyamira County has died after he burnt himself to death following an alleged disagreement with his wife. 30-year-old Joshua Arani died in his bedroom in Bokarianga village, West Mugirango Constituency after he reportedly swallowed petrol and sprayed himself with more before torching himself.

Poor workmanship on North Coast roads - NTV

June 29, 2011 The Kenya Rural Roads board is on the spot over the pathetic state of roads serving most of Tourist hotels in Mombasa’s Nyali estate. Kisauni Member of Parliament Hassan Joho joined protesters calling on the Authority to intervene.

Kayole woman arrested for kidnap - NTV

June 29, 2011 A middle aged woman in Kayole has been arrested by police for allegedly kidnapping a 10-year-old girl. The woman said to have been drunk locked up the girl for a day in her flat before neighbors stormed the house.

Mombasa mayoral elections - NTV

June 29, 2011 Friday July 1st is the day Mombasa decides on who becomes the next mayor of the coastal city . Town Clerk Tubmun Otieno says he set the election’s date to comply with a directive of Local Government minister Musalia Mudavadi.

Justice for Mercy Keino - NTV

June 29, 2011 Mystery still continues to surround death of university student Mercy Keino. But police are maintain it was caused by a hit and run driver. Police Commissioner Matthew Iteere however says investigations are still on going. So far police have recorded statements from 12 witnesses, including Mercy’s cousin, who invited her to the ill-fated party.

A rare breed in Nyamira - NTV

June 29, 2011 Guinea pigs the old over, are mostly known for their use in scientific research, where they are used for testing purposes. In Nyamira County, one who man has ventured into raising guinea pigs, says the returns are still not good. But he has manage to turn his home into a local tourist destination, for those who want to see the exotic-looking pets.

Mwau's car shooting was stage-managed - NTV

June 29, 2011 And still on police matters, the driver and bodyguard of Kilome Member Of Parliament Harun Mwau might soon be charged with giving false information to the police, over an alleged shooting incident last Thursday. According to Police Commissioner Matthew Iteere, investigations by the police have established the incident was stage-managed. The two had alleged that the mp’s vehicle had been shot at; several days after Mwau had claimed his life was in danger.

MPs demand invetigations on Mercy's death - NTV

June 29, 2011 A section of women members of parliament are now calling on the government to thoroughly investigate the death of University of Nairobi’s student Mercy Keino. The legislators at the same time called on university students to be more careful, when they engage in social activities.

The narcotics’ trail - NTV

June 29, 2011 Despite the U.S branding Kilome MP Harun Mwau a drug dealer, police insist he’s a clean man. Police Commissioner Matthew Iteere says they are yet to get any evidence linking Mwau to drugs. However, Mwau finds himself in trouble after police announced they might charge his aides with giving false information over an alleged shooting incident last Thursday. According to Iteere,

The enigmatic ‘boss’ - NTV

June 29, 2011 The controversy has once again put the spotlight square on the enigmatic character that is Kilome MP, John Harun Mwau. Known as the “boss” by the party on whose ticket he once sought the presidency, Mwau has cut an image of a flamboyant, yet mysterious, political figure. Allegations of involvement in the narcotics business have dogged him for years, claims he strenuously denies. But as Pamela Asigi now reports, the source of Mwau’s immense wealth remains as mysterious as the man himself.

Helpless force - NTV

June 29, 2011 The Mwau saga has exposed, yet again, the now all-too-familiar side of the police- That of seemingly soft-pedaling on high profile cases. The police commissioner remains non-committal on whether the force is pursuing whatever evidence the US claims to have on the narcotics business in Kenya. American officials have alleged that the Kilome MP may have been linked to the 2004 cocaine haul, in Mombasa. But as Robert Nagila reports, there is little to suggest that the police are willing to re-open that case.

MPs: We are broke - NTV

June 29, 2011 In Parliament, a section of MPs are now pleading with the taxman to go easy on their allowances citing what they call, a culture of handouts in their constituencies. The MPs say most of their pay goes into paying off constituents who keep demanding for money. Parliamentary sources say at least 50 Members of parliament are unable to service their loans. NTV’s Richard Chacha reports on the latest attempt by the legislators to keep the taxman off their backs.

Inflation worries - NTV

June 29, 2011 The cost of living in Kenya continues to rise at worrying speed with inflation for the month of June rising to 15.5 percent from 13.3% for May. The figures released on Wednesday suggest the value of Kenyan money is declining both internally as indicated by inflation but also externally as indicated by the weakening shilling. Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta says the current scenario is undesirable but ruled out any drastic actions to bolster the local currency, maintaining the central bank in on top of the situation.

US wounds top Islamists in Somalia - Capital FM

June 30, 2011 WASHINGTON, Jun 30 - A US drone fired on two senior commanders of Somalia's Shabaab Islamist insurgency after they were found to have ties to Al-Qaeda, the Washington Post reported.

Chavez health mystery deepens - Capital FM

June 30, 2011 CARACAS, Jun 30 - The mystery surrounding Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's medical condition deepened with the delay of a major regional summit he was due to host next week.

China detains Vatican backed Catholic priest - Capital FM

June 30, 2011 BEIJING, Jun 30 - Chinese police detained a Vatican-backed Catholic priest and blocked his ordination as a bishop, a parishioner said Thursday.

KASS presenter collapses, dies - Capital FM

June 30, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya Jun 30 - A radio presenter working with KASS FM collapsed and died outside his house in Nairobi's California estate on Wednesday night

Mutunga: I will be a hands on CJ - Capital FM

June 30, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 30 - Newly appointed Chief Justice Dr Willy Mutunga says he will be a hands-on judge as he intends to spend most of his time presiding over cases.

Uhuru hits out at tax show offs - Capital FM

June 30, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 30 - Minister for Finance Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday hit out at leaders whom he accuses of politicising the constitutional requirement for all Kenyans including MPs to pay taxes.

KENYA: If the price is right – tackling aflatoxin - IRIN News (UN)

June 30, 2011 NAIROBI 30 June 2011 (IRIN) - A treatment that could control a deadly fungus, aflatoxin, from infecting maize is being tested in Kenya in a project donors hope will result in a commercially viable product with regional application, officials say.

Clear air over poll date, EU demands - Capital FM

June 30, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 30 - The European Union has called for the immediate announcement of the date for next year's general election to eliminate uncertainty.

Lebanon gets Hariri indictment and warrants - Capital FM

June 30, 2011 BEIRUT, Jun 30 - A UN-backed court probing the 2005 murder of Lebanon's ex-premier Rafiq Hariri submitted a sealed indictment and arrest warrants to the country's prosecutor general.

Why the elite in Kenya need publicists - Capital FM

June 30, 2011 It is just about the time when prospective Kenyan presidential candidates begin to set up PR, communications and campaign secretariats. This brings something of a seasonal employment boom to the media sector. I have personally tasted this boom in the past, when I worked as a key consultant for a presidential candidate who gave a very good account of himself in the 2002 General Election. In 2005-2007, I oversaw a political intelligence coaching company that has produced 18 MPs.

Tana River CID gunned down - Capital FM

June 30, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya Jun 30 - Gangsters shot and killed the Tana River Criminal Investigations Department boss Geoffrey Githu Kahiro as he entered his house in Kahawa West estate in Nairobi on Wednesday.

Nyong’o overruled on ODM poll stand - Capital FM

June 30, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, June 30 - The Orange Democratic Movement Party now says it will comply with a court order stopping party grassroots elections that were scheduled to start on Friday.

Europe's E. coli outbreaks linked to Egyptian seeds - The Standard

June 30, 2011 LONDON/BERLIN - Imported fenugreek seeds from Egypt may be the source of highly toxic E. coli outbreaks in Germany and France that have killed at least 48 people, according to initial investigations by European scientists.

IMF billions to shore up forex reserves - Capital FM

June 30, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya Jun 30 - The International Monetary Fund has advanced $65 million to Kenya under the Extended Credit Facility to boost the Central Bank's foreign exchange reserves.

President, VP have paid their taxes - Capital FM

June 30, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 30 - President Mwai Kibaki and Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka have now fully paid their taxes.

Africa told to use social media for sex education - Capital FM

June 30, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 30 - The International Planned Parenthood Federation has urged African governments to use social media as tools for advancing comprehensive sexual education for their youths.

Sudan deal with South Kordofan and Blue Nile rebels - The Standard

June 30, 2011 A deal has been agreed to end weeks of violence in Sudan's South Kordofan state, where northern troops have been accused of ethnic cleansing.

Of copy-pasting Copycats - The Standard

June 30, 2011 Oscar W-lde once quipped 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery' and it appears many in the creative world are eager to flatter, write TONY MOCHAMA and MATILDA NZIOKI

Stars remake? - The Standard

June 30, 2011 After four seasons of Tusker Project Fame, we now have Tusker All Stars drawn from past editions. Have these past contestants and winners achieved their goals off the probing camera lenses? MATILDA NZIOKI finds out.

BBA's Eviction Bash - The Standard

June 30, 2011 Last Furahiday started at the KTN stoodios wit the wunnerful Resian, n the not-so-awesome I, doin the Pulse review; followed by Big Brother evictee Nick W, n Stellaski Lemons of DStv, doin their interview.

Foul play - The Standard

June 30, 2011 The Nigerian most famous and respectable novelist, poet, professor and critic, Chinua Achebe rightly said in his book The Trouble with Nigeria that it is totally false to suggest, as we are apt to do, that Nigerians are fundamentally different from any other people in the world.

Cartel's tales - The Standard

June 30, 2011 After nearly four years into the music scene, Boniface Swa aka Cartel has come of age. The Kateng'a Government frontman talks to CAROLINE NYANGA on his rise and change of fortune

Of copy cats and pursuit of fame - The Standard

June 30, 2011 In one or two of the past issues, I have quoted Oscar Wilde's imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I sometimes think that Mr Wilde was thinking of Kenyans and their ability to unashamedly copy anything successful.

Throw back tune - The Standard

June 30, 2011 Puffy aka Diddy perfected the art of taking an old hit and making it new again from BIG's One more Chance to his own hit Missing You. More recently artistes like Nicki Minaj, Rihanna and even Beyonce have sampled old songs to add that extra kick to their music. Some have argued that music is not simply as good as it used to be leading today's artistes to copy what has already been done and present it as something new.

Shoddy probe does Mercy an injustice - The Standard

June 30, 2011 If there is anything we must discern from the unexplained death of University of Nairobi student, Mercy Chepkosgei Keino, it is Government and police append different price tags to its citizens.

Change is in the air; let all Kenyans embrace it - The Standard

June 30, 2011 Change has truly come upon us and Kenya, like many other nations, is going through momentous social, economic and political changes. Who would have ever imagined public interviews for top public service jobs, vetting of judges and even performance contracts for PSs and CEOs? A subtle, positive and refreshing revolution is happening, and everything is being redefined! The Constitution has placed on the citizen enormous power as contained in the Bill of Rights.

Time to crack down on shady land deals - The Standard

June 30, 2011 What is really going on at the Ministry of Lands? Is the minister in charge aware that landowners in rural areas are being harassed by quack surveyors hired by speculators?

Fight against drug use must begin at home - The Standard

June 30, 2011 In all the ruckus raised by Mr John Harun Mwau's naming by the US as an allegeded drug kingpin, no attention is being paid to the plight of those who have fallen victim to the scourge of the "white death" known as cocaine, as well as heroine and other so-called "leisure drugs".

East African beauties charm Paris - The Standard

June 30, 2011 East African beauties living abroad won admiration in the French capital during the second edition of the Diaspora beauty peagant, write Joe Ombuor and Eva Rogo Levenez

Authority has big plans for JKIA hub - The Standard

June 30, 2011 In response to an editorial published by The Standard on June 29, the Kenya Airports Authority would like to put records straight about planned and ongoing developments at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Armed bandits rob athlete, kill rider - The Standard

June 30, 2011 Armed bandits robbed an international athlete along Kapcherop-Kachibora in Marakwet West District.

City Hall unveils Sh14.8b budget, eyes rates cash - The Standard

June 30, 2011 The City Council of Nairobi has unveiled a Sh14.8 billion budget for the year 2011-2012, the last for local authorities before the devolved system of government is implemented.

Residents concerned as another doctor accused of defilement - The Standard

June 30, 2011 A doctor who attempted to defile his patient has been arrested in Koibatek District.

Lumumba warns of people blocking reforms - The Standard

June 30, 2011 Kenya Anti Corruption Commission (KACC) Director Patrick Lumumba has asked Kenyans to be wary of anti-reformers who are blocking the implementation of the new Constitution.

Moi calls for faster integration - The Standard

June 30, 2011 Former President Daniel Moi has urged member states of the East African Community to shun fears of the changes that are bound to come with regional integration and accelerate the formation of the federation.

Government reduces entry fee to national parks - The Standard

June 30, 2011 It is good news for tourists visiting national parks across the country after the Government rescinded a decision to increase entry fees last January.

Sugar farmers have their way as polls put off - The Standard

June 30, 2011 The Government has yielded to pressure from cane farmers to postpone the Kenya Sugar Board (KSB) elections.

Wako loses bid to quash Mt Elgon torture case - The Standard

June 30, 2011 Efforts by Attorney General Amos Wako to have a case filed by 3,000 Mt Elgon torture victims dismissed have flopped.

Kibaki, Kalonzo join Raila in paying tax - The Standard

June 30, 2011 President Kibaki and Vice- President Kalonzo Musyoka have bowed to public pressure and paid up their tax arrears, further isolating Members of Parliament resisting the constitutional obligation. But it emerged that what High Court judges take home would not be altered,

Storm persists over 2012 elections team - The Standard

June 30, 2011 The controversy around setting up of independent commission to oversee the General Election and complete mapping of 80 new constituencies is far from over.

Joy as IDPs get land, start new life - The Standard

June 30, 2011 The Government started resettling hundreds of IDPs who have been living in Gilgil for three years. However, their counterparts in Mai Mahiu, Naivasha, announced they will demonstrate today over failed resettlement despite being told Special Programmes Minister Esther Murugi has agreed to meet them.

CID boss killed in cold blood as wife watches - The Standard

June 30, 2011 A senior CID officer was killed as his wife watched in an attack at his Nairobi home. Superintendent Geoffrey Githu Kahiro, who is the Tana River District Criminal Investigations Officer (DCIO), was shot once in the chest at pointblank range and died on the spot moments after he had drove into his Kahawa West estate residence.

Lawyer found guilty of stealing mobile phone - The Standard

June 30, 2011 A lawyer found himself on the opposite side of the law after he was found guilty of stealing a mobile phone.

Mixed reactions greet Ruto's letter to President over job - The Standard

June 30, 2011 There were sharp reactions Thursday over Eldoret North MP William Ruto's letter to President Kibaki asking him to decide the fate of the Ministry of Higher Education.

Mwau's travails and parable of loose-tongued boy and leopard - The Standard

June 30, 2011 With his shock of white hair and beards, John Harun Mwau looks like a genial old man, a Santa Claus of sorts.

Plans to acquire second jetty move a notch higher - The Standard

June 30, 2011 The Government has contracted a Spanish firm to undertake a feasibility study on modalities of setting up the second petroleum offloading jetty in Mombasa.

Lobby group says CDF kitty suffering colossal abuse - The Standard

June 30, 2011 A lobby group has warned of the misuse of devolved funds.

Tea players plan onslaught on India's export market - The Standard

June 30, 2011 Kenya is eyeing India's export markets as the country's tea yields drop. Kenya is particularly interested in India's large market share in Russia, Kazakhastan and Iran.

PTA Bank scoops top prize at international gala - The Standard

June 30, 2011 The PTA Bank has received a global award for the successful issue and listing of a $300 million Eurobond last year.

Social media can enhance career growth - The Standard

June 30, 2011 Recently, Kenya's new Chief Justice, Willy Mutunga, joined the social media networks. In less than 24 hours, he had over 3,000 friends.

When 'little' things could hurt our careers - The Standard

June 30, 2011 Some employees weather big crises like allegations of graft but fall victim to minute mistakes that eventually lead to their sacking.

AFC Leopards officials turn heat on Yakhama - The Standard

June 30, 2011 Pressure is mounting on AFC Leopards coach Nick Yakhama to quit the club or be forced out. Two top officials of the club have asked him to resign within the next 24 hours on his own volition before the club takes action.

We'll dance at home - The Standard

June 30, 2011 Sony Sugar FC are ready to forfeit their KPL points if pushed to the wall - to play Gor Mahia 'at home' in Nakuru tomorrow.

Nyanza South kicks off AK provincial meets - The Standard

June 30, 2011 Athletics Kenya (AK) starts its provincial track and field championships this weekend in various venues countrywide according to their local and international calendar.

Goal-den soldiers - The Standard

June 30, 2011 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions, Ulinzi Stars, on Thursday yesterday matched APR's Cecafa Club championships record of winning 9-0 when they thumped Djibouti champions AS Ports by the same margin at the Jamhuri Stadium in Morogoro to send a stern warning to their next opponents.

New teacher employer has a tough job ahead - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 A new-look Teachers Service Commission is beginning to take shape with the implementation of the new Constitution.

Don’t arm Khartoum - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 The visit to China by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is a cementing of the good bilateral relations the two countries have maintained.

AU summit opens as French arms drops to Libyan rebels criticised - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 The African Union has condemned the flow of arms into Libya after France admitted air-dropping weapons to rebels fighting to oust Muammar Gaddafi but Britain declined over concerns about UN authorisation.

North and S. Sudan in border deal - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 North and south Sudan agreed on Thursday to set up a demilitarised buffer zone along their border days before the country splits, the African Union said, but no truce has yet been reached in South Kordofan.

Lebanon gets Hariri killing indictment - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 A UN-backed court probing the 2005 murder of Lebanon’s ex-premier Rafiq Hariri today submitted a sealed indictment and arrest warrants to the country’s prosecutor general, officials told AFP.

Playboy prince finally to marry - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 Prince Albert II of Monaco kept his worried subjects guessing for decades about his marriage plans and Saturday’s wedding to swimmer Charlene Wittstock will be a relief as much as a celebration.

Plans to raise power tariffs put on hold after rejection by ERC - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 Move by the energy distributor would have pushed costs higher, which would hurt household budgets and local businesses

Ethiopia on the spot over trade barriers - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 But delegate denies Kenya’s claims saying trade between them favours latter

Economic indicators point to reduced growth - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 Economic growth could decelerate to 5.1 per cent this year from 5.6 last year, due to unfavourable weather conditions and rising food and fuel prices.

Airstrip upgrade to boost miraa trade - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 Residents of the region set to rake in handsome profits from their produce with improved transport and the opening up of Isiolo Town

Centre to help cut losses in horticulture - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 A local charity is setting up a resource centre to boost horticultural farming in Central Kenya by providing technical advice to small scale farmers.

Mombasa to host tea show for new markets - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 Most tea exports from East Africa go to only four countries, but industry players want to expand the destinations to spread the risks.

Obama tells of Washington confusion - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 Barack Obama vented and mocked his foes on Thursday, shedding his trademark cool in a spasm of frustration that made his vow to heal Washington’s divides seem a curiosity of a past political age.

US won’t give Kenya Mwau dossier - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 The US will not share with Kenya the evidence it has against Kilome MP Harun Mwau’s alleged involvement in the drug business.

TSC chiefs lose jobs in huge schools shake-up - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 Ten top officials of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) have left their jobs at the start of far reaching reforms that will transform the lives of teachers in Kenya.

Borrowers to pay more as rates shoot up - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 High interest rates being stimulated by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) to have far-reaching effects on banks and borrowers.

Search for four to train with Man United - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole has been in Nairobi this week.

Kenya wins envoys’ praise for reforms - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 Ambassadors representing countries in the European Union say the pace of implementing the new Constitution need to be speeded up ahead of the 2012 General Election.

Appeal for ICC evidence rejected - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 Kenya will have to gather its own evidence on the Ocampo Six after the International Criminal Court rejected the government’s request for assistance.

10m face hunger in East Africa’s ‘worst drought’ - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 With the UN warning that both East and the Horn of Africa have been hit by the worst drought in 60 years, international aid agencies have warned of an alarming gap in the food pipeline to reach those most in need.

ODM elections put off again - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 The Orange Democratic Movement has postponed its grassroots elections which would have started on Friday.

Council saddled with Sh1.9bn debt - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 Mombasa council is saddled with a Sh1.9 billion debt, according to its budget estimates.

Mohdhar eyes win in today’s mayoral poll - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 The Mombasa mayor has expressed confidence he will retain his seat in this Friday’s mayoral elections.

Challenge set for Nyeri Club - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 The nine-hole Nyeri Golf Club course, which last hosted a tournament almost a month ago, is the venue for Friday’s Nation Media Group Corporate Challenge which has attracted a field of 70 players.

Karano to lead local charge at Strokeplay Championship - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 Top lady golfers from Tanzania and Uganda are among a star-studded field that will converge on the par-71 Muthaiga Golf Club course on Friday for the 2011 Kenya Ladies’ Open Amateur Strokeplay Championship.

EU envoys worried by political standoffs - NTV

July 1, 2011 The heads of diplomatic missions from Europe are urging the political class to get its act together in order for the constitution to be fully implemented. The envoys said they were concerned by the political bickering and differences in the grand coalition government and asked the two principals to steer the implementation process.

Teacher shortage - NTV

July 1, 2011 Kenya is currently facing a shortage of seventy thousand teachers. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education Prof. James Ole Kiyapi is urging the Finance ministry to set aside money to employ more teachers.

Mombasa monument vandalised - NTV

July 1, 2011 A historical monument in Mombasa has been vandalised. Unknown people removed a plaque from the Mwembe Tayari war memorial that comprises four bronze human sculptures.

Eldoret insecurity - NTV

July 1, 2011 A middle-aged man has been lynched; after a suspected failed attempt to steal a motorcycle in Eldoret. In the meantime, the Eldoret Municipal council in collaboration with Uasin Gishu Children department has started rounding up street children from the North Rift town.

Hold your thirst - NTV

July 1, 2011 Officers from Kiamachimbi police station in Mathira, had a rough time trying to keep off youth itching to get some free booze. A trailer transporting beer had overturned at the Mahiga-Springs along Nyeri-Karatina road, attracting the thirsty youth.

Pressure on AG - NTV

July 1, 2011 Kenya National Commission on Human Rights commissioner, Hassan Omar, is calling for Attorney General Amos Wako’s immediate exit from the State Law office. Hassan Omar says Wako has been the greatest impediment to the implementation of the constitution and there is need for the State Law office to have a reformer to champion the implementation process. Wako has since denied accusations that he failed to fast-track crucial pieces of legislation.

Land matters - NTV

July 1, 2011 At the lands office, minister James Orengo and his permanent secretary are having to fight off an onslaught by lawyers who are accusing them of incompetence. The lawyers have planned to march to the offices this Friday to air their grievances. However permanent secretary Dorothy Angote says the lawyers complaints are misplaced and she accuses them of having aided corruption in the past. Peninah karibe reports on the looming showdown between Orengo’s office and lawyers.

New US envoy to help fight drugs traffiking - NTV

July 1, 2011 http://www.ntv.co.ke The US government now says its prepared to share the evidence it has gathered against suspected drug kingpins with kenyan authorities. New ambassador, Jonathan Scott Gration, says there will be no let up in the war against drug trafficking, even though his style is likely to change. And as Linda Ogutu reports, the envoy says his government has sufficient evidence on

Is Naima a drug pin or philantropist? - NTV

July 1, 2011 Naima Mohammed Nyakinyua, alias Mama Lela, is one of the Kenyans on President Barack Obama’s list of drug kingpins. The woman known by many as a successful business lady, is now serving time in a Tanzanian jail after she was arrested with 5 kg of heroin. Yassin Juma traces Mama Lela’s humble beginnings in an Eastlands neighbourhood in Nairobi.

Big drugs conspiracy - NTV

July 1, 2011 What is the US government’s interest in the fight against drug trafficking in Kenya? Why is it so vocal today about it? Why is it so willing to help Kenya rid itself of the drugs scourge? Well, today it may seem like the US governments actions against Kenyans alleged to be drug kingpins is recent, but its not. In fact, the US’s dissatisfaction with the fight against drug crime began some time back, ironically, around the same time that Kenyan authorities netted what was at the time, the biggest drug haul in Africa. 1.1 tonnes of cocaine, with a street value then, of 6.5 billion shillings. And looking back, it seems that this bust set the tone for the fight against the drug trade in Kenya, but not in the way you’d expect. John-Allan Namu takes a look back.

Taxation politics - NTV

July 1, 2011 Vice President, Kalonzo Musyoka, becomes the latest high profile figure to remit his tax arrears to KRA, as pressure mounts on members of parliament to beat the July deadline. Kalonzo paid up 4.4 milion shllings, as the taxman also confirmed that President Mwai Kibaki paid his bit last week. But as Pamela Asigi reports, the payment of tax by the top politicians is now a big political show, as the battle to score political points shifts to Times Tower.

M-pesa robbers caught on camera - NTV

July 1, 2011 Police in Kayole are asking the public to help them get three men who were caught on camera, robbing an Mpesa outlet . The three attacked the outlet on Sunday morning and made away with one hundred and fifty thousand shillings in cash and dvd players. and as Brenda Mulinya reports, this was not the first outlet to be attacked in similar style.

Insurance payout - NTV

July 1, 2011 Coffee farmers in Ruiri and Kianjai areas in Meru County of central Kenya are set to benefit from a weather based insurance scheme initiated by the APA Insurance Company. The scheme allows farmers to be compensated for their inputs in case of drought or when their crops are destroyed by too much rainfall. Alex Mwangi now brings you this report on how technology is being harnessed to promote sustained food output.

IMF disburses Sh6bn to Kenya to curb forex swings - Business Daily

July 1, 2011 The cash goes into CBK’s forex reserves which has been reduced by $41 million in the past few weeks to $3.957 billion as at June 24

German parliament approves nuclear shutdown - Business Daily

July 1, 2011 The German parliament approved by an overwhelming majority on Thursday plans to scrap nuclear power by 2022

Kenya Power postpones tariffs rise set for July - Business Daily

July 1, 2011 Kenya Power has postponed its plan to raise electricity tariffs in July due to tough economic conditions facing consumers, the firm said on Thursday.

Why Lagarde was elected IMF boss - Business Daily

July 1, 2011 The election this week of French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde as the new managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn who resigned in mid-May..

Judges’ wealth forms under scrutiny - Business Daily

July 1, 2011 The Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission is conducting an audit of the wealth declaration forms filed by judicial officers

Kenya says best suited to host East African central bank - Business Daily

July 1, 2011 Kenya is lobbying to host the East African Monetary Institute— the Central Bank of East Africa — as it seeks to enhance its financial hub status.

City Hall targets rate payers in its Sh14.8bn budget - Business Daily

July 1, 2011 The City Council of Nairobi has unveiled a Sh14.8 billion budget that will be mainly funded by land rates, signaling a tough year for rate defaulters.

Devki Mills uses mix of faith and skills to beat rivals - Business Daily

July 1, 2011 He left the temple in 1982 to start a hardware shop in Gikomba built on trust rather than seed capital and now runs a Sh20 billion empire, PETER MUNAITA reports.

Flower firms strive to shed off old image with community projects - Business Daily

July 1, 2011 Companies move to seal rift with residents by constructing hospitals that can be accessed by all, with employees being given free medical care among other benefits

Nairobi bourse listed firms plan to automate voting - Business Daily

July 1, 2011 Companies listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE) plan to move to automated voting during their annual general meetings.

Ethiopia invites Kenya for exports dialogue - Business Daily

July 1, 2011 Countries seek ways to tackle hurdles hurting free flow of goods

Ministry lays out Sh90 billion plan to improve health services - Business Daily

July 1, 2011 The Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation will spend over Sh90 billion in this financial year to improve services in health centres across the country.

Let us adopt a harmonised ‘Made in the World’ label - Business Daily

July 1, 2011 The World Customs Organisation has played an important role in the activities of the WTO, both in its regular work as well as on the on-going Doha Development Agenda negotiations.

Kenya's economy expands by 4.9 pc - Business Daily

July 1, 2011 But concern rises over the impact of high inflation in the second and remaining quarters

Kenya Power spares users fresh increase in charges - Business Daily

July 1, 2011 The review of retail electricity tariffs that were to take effect today have been suspended to cushion Kenyans from the rising cost of living

Natural hair beauty campaign in Kenya gathers momentum - Business Daily

July 1, 2011 Kurlykichana.com, a local blog, joins campaign to discourage relaxing, weaving and extending the beauty

Nock unveils smart fuel card in hunt for more customers - Business Daily

July 1, 2011 State-owned National Oil Corporation has unveiled a smart fuel card as it seeks to gain more customers in a market dominated by KenolKobil, Total Kenya, Kenya Shell and Oilibya.

New partnership between council, firms is laudable - Business Daily

July 1, 2011 For a country like Kenya which banks on foreign direct investments as one of the pedals of growth, it is almost unthinkable that a local authority would tolerate a rocky relationship between its leaders and investors.

Board’s rating gets Josephat worked up, Shiro makes his day - Business Daily

July 1, 2011 It hit me the other day that we are now in the middle of the year and I need to focus more on meeting my end of year targets.

Investors in blue chip firms reap handsome returns - Business Daily

July 1, 2011 Management and profitability played key role in determining trade volumes and returns

International community must fight piracy - Business Daily

July 1, 2011 Piracy is a breach to the most fundamental principles of the modern civilisation

Enjoy parenting, learn lessons, sit back and savour success - Business Daily

July 1, 2011 The decision to become a parent is easier than the journey. Any parent will tell you that parenting is a marathon, not a sprint.

Author plunges into world full of beauty, flaws - Business Daily

July 1, 2011 In the opening paragraph of Rahul Bhattacharya’s first novel, ‘The Sly Company of People Who Care,’ the unnamed narrator, a former cricket journalist from India, declares his intentions for his life, and thus his story — to be a wanderer, or in his words, “a slow ramblin’ stranger”. That rambling, through the forests of Guyana; the ruined streets of its capital, Georgetown; and out to the borders of Brazil and Venezuela, constitutes the novel’s central action. But its heart lies in the exuberant and often arresting observations of a man plunging himself into a world full of beauty, violence and cultural strife.

Strauss Kahn case in jeopardy - Capital FM

July 1, 2011 NEW YORK, Jul 1 - The sexual assault case against ex-IMF chief and French presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn is collapsing due to doubts over the victim's credibility, a report said.

Tana River CID chief gunned down - Capital FM

July 1, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya Jun 30 - Gangsters shot and killed the Tana River Criminal Investigations Department boss Geoffrey Githu Kahiro as he entered his house in Kahawa West estate in Nairobi on Wednesday.

Time running out for Assad - Capital FM

July 1, 2011 VILNIUS, Jul 1- Time is running out for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday.

Voting in Parliament goes hi tech - Capital FM

July 1, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 30 - Kenya's Parliament is set to undergo a major digital transformation, with the introduction of electronic voting for MPs during debate among others.

Monaco set for Prince Albert wedding - Capital FM

July 1, 2011 MONACO, Jul 1 - Monaco's medieval royal house invited the entire population of its tiny realm to join them in celebration on Friday.

Magazine wins loads of support for its 'old bra' campaign - Guardian (UK)

July 1, 2011

Just to lift your day - a wonderful clip of a scene in the office of that's life! magazine.

As you can see, the place is heaving with bras, and if you listen to that telephone conversation it shows that some of the staff can talk about nothing else.

It's all the result of an initiative on behalf of a charity called Bra Bank in which women were asked to donate their old and unwanted bras for a good cause.

Most of the discarded bras go to remote villages in Kenya and Zimbabwe, where women suffer without the necessary physical support and comfort of bras, through another charity, Villages of Hope.

Other donated bras go for recycling to a textiles firm that pays £1 for every kilo, and the money is then sent on to the Breast Cancer Campaign.

The that's life! appeal a couple of weeks ago has resulted in more than 10,000 bras arriving. The post office evidently cannot cope with the volume.

Editor Sophie Hearsey sent two of her journalists out Kenya to witness the bras ariving and to understand why they are so important.

She says there are health benefits for the women, "including breast-feeding children, protection against sexual assault and the restoration of dignity."

As one of my old journalist friends said: "It's good to see an editor and her staff taking on a worthy cause and giving it such an original twist.

"This is textbook popular journalism. No celebrities, no made-up stories, no stunts. Terrific."

Incidentally, Bra Bank has shit down now. But the magazine will pass on its donations as before.

Sources: that's life!/private communication


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Nyandarua soaked in ice - Capital FM

July 1, 2011 NYAHURURU, Kenya, Jul 1 - Residents of Weru division of Nyandarua West district were on Thursday evening treated to a rare spectacle as hailstorms that hit the area left a sheet of ice.

Mohdhar retains Mombasa mayoral seat - Capital FM

July 1, 2011 MOMBASA, Kenya, Jul 1 - Mombasa Mayor Ahmed Mohdhar was on Friday re-elected for another term.

2 refugees killed in riot at Dadaab - Capital FM

July 1, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 1 - Two refugees were killed on Thursday and a dozen others injured when a riot broke out at the crowded Dadaab refugee camp in North Eastern Kenya.

Kibaki: Peace in Sudan, Somalia key - Capital FM

July 1, 2011 MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Jul 1 - President Mwai Kibaki has urged African leaders to consolidate their efforts towards ensuring lasting peace and stability in the Sudan and Somalia.

MPs will face voters’ wrath in 2012 - Capital FM

July 1, 2011 NAIROBI Kenya, Jul 1 - A new poll released on Friday shows that Kenyans who are reeling under worsening standards of living are determined not to re-elect a majority of the current MPs.

KENYA: Tackling aflatoxin - if the price is right - IRIN News (UN)

July 1, 2011 NAIROBI 30 June 2011 (IRIN) - A treatment that could control a deadly fungus, aflatoxin, from infecting maize is being tested in Kenya in a project donors hope will result in a commercially viable product with regional application, officials say.

ERITREA-SUDAN: Refugees battling for a better life - IRIN News (UN)

July 1, 2011 KHARTOUM/KASSALA 01 July 2011 (IRIN) - The first official Eritrean refugees arrived in Sudan in 1968; today, an estimated 1,600 cross the border every month to seek refuge in Shagarab, a large camp in the east of Sudan.

Tobiko argues case against him time barred - Capital FM

July 1, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 1 - A case challenging the appointment of Keriako Tobiko as Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) will be heard from July 7.

MP vows he won’t pay taxes just yet - Capital FM

July 1, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 1 - Rarieda lawmaker Nicholas Gumbo has vowed not to pay taxes until "legislation is put in place to include MPs in the tax bracket."

Jubilee Holdings can issue bonus shares - Capital FM

July 1, 2011 NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 1 - The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has granted Jubilee Holdings approval to issue bonus shares to its shareholders.

National Oil starts plans for Sh9bn jetty - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 A Spanish engineering firm has been picked to study the possibilities of building a Sh9 billion offshore landing facility in Mombasa, as a response to delays in offloading petroleum products.

AU plan rules Gaddafi out of talks to end Libya deadlock - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 A peace plan agreed by African leaders Friday rules Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi out of talks to end the four-month conflict in his country, a top official told AFP.

Morocco votes on bid to curb king’s absolute powers - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 Moroccans voted Friday in a referendum on curbing the near absolute powers of King Mohammed VI, who has offered reforms following protests inspired by pro-democracy uprisings around the Arab world.

Chavez admits having tumour removed - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has admitted to having had a cancerous tumour removed, following weeks of speculation over the leftist firebrand’s condition and unprecedented absence from public life.

Egypt protesters head to Tahrir Square after clashes - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 Protesters converged on Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday to join camping pro-democracy activists ahead of a demonstration planned after Muslim noon prayers to push for reforms.

Syria chaos as US tells Assad time’s up - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 Syrians swamped streets in nationwide protests on Friday seeking to unseat President Bashar al-Assad, activists said after the US warned time was running out for his embattled regime.

Poll: Why most Kenyan MPs face 2012 defeat - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 Due to anger driven by what is perceived as failed promises and mismanagement of the Constituency Development Fund, Kenyan voters would reject more than a half of MPs if a General Election were held today

Kenyans make lifestyle changes in the wake of rising food and fuel prices and biting inflation - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 Kenyans’ standard of living has deteriorated in the last year due to escalating food and fuel prices.

Kibaki calls for boost in peace efforts - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 President Kibaki has urged African leaders to boost their efforts in ensuring lasting peace in Sudan and Somalia.

Crisis looms as maize imports delayed - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 The shortage of maize in the country is set to reach a crisis level as the first consignment of imported grain will be delayed. It will reach the local market in three weeks.

Lawyers besiege Lands ministry - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 Anti-graft agency officers on Friday joined lawyers in a demonstration at the Lands ministry as surveyors threatened to stage their own next week.

Top student sets his sights well ahead - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 When first year students troop to the University of Nairobi’s Kikuyu Campus, Zachary Muasya will rank high among those who have overcome unusual challenges to get there.

Mohdhar romps home unopposed - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 Mombasa mayor Ahmed Mohdhar yesterday won re-election unopposed in a tense poll.

What motivates you to work? - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 It is 4.00am and Peter’s alarm has just gone off. He has over the years perfected his morning

Sam’s night out - Daily Nation

July 1, 2011 Friday night find me and Sam at our favourite restaurant, an Ethiopian place in Kilimani,