Nakuru County assembly minority leader Daniel Ambale has lashed out at deputy governor Joseph Ruto over his recent remarks about opposition leader Raila Odinga. Speaking in Kaptembwa ward on Tuesday, Ambale said that every Kenyan has a constitutional right of calling for a referendum and the deputy governor had no right to criticise the Coalition [...]

The World Bank has cut its 2014 growth forecast for Rwanda, blaming delayed spending on energy and transport and a slowdown of credit growth to the private sector. Growth in the east African nation is projected at 5.7 percent in 2014, down from a previous forecast of 7.2 percent given in December, the World Bank [...]

A Mombasa court has directed the review of security apparatus at the Port Police Station where three suspects are being held for trafficking heroin worth KES 1.3 billion. Senior magistrate Maxwel Gicheru directed that three of the twelve accused be held at the Port Police to enable them obtain medical attention. The defense council lead [...]

A High Court judge has certified as urgent an application by Kieni MP Kanini Kega seeking to stop Cord leaders from collecting signatures to petition for a national referendum. High Court judge Isaac Lenaola on Thursday directed the petitioner’s lawyer, Kibe Mungai, to serve all the respondents in the matter. The respondents include Okoa Kenya, [...]

President Uhuru Kenyatta serves one of the first beneficiaries of the Huduma Centre services, Mombasa during the official opening of the centre. The government of Kenya through the ministry of devolution has opened the Mombasa Huduma centre being the first one in the coast region with Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru lauding the efforts of the [...]

President Uhuru Kenyatta, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto, Education, Science and Technology Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi and members of the UON council during the laying of the foundation stone of the University of Nairobi towers at the institution, Nairobi county. President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on public universities to set up endowment funds [...]

Old Mutual Kenya, the insurance firm, has appointed Peter King’ori Mwangi as the new Group Chief Executive Officer effective 1 October. Old Mutual Africa Chief Operations Officer, Tavaziva Madzinga, expressed the Old Mutual Group’s enthusiasm in Mwangi’s appointment. This is among several initiatives that support the Group’s intentions to focus on East and West Africa s [...]

Amazon has bought Twitch, a live-streaming gaming network, for $970m, beating off rivals Google and Yahoo. The move, announced late on Monday, is the largest deal in Amazon’s 20-year history. It is expected to close in the second half of the year. Amazon beat tech rival Google, which had reportedly been in talks to buy [...]

Counties have no cash to pay August salaries, Council of Governors chair Isaac Ruto has said. Ruto made the announcement at his Nairobi office Tuesday, blaming the government for nor releasing funds agreed on for the current financial year. Parliament approved KES 227 billion to be sent to the counties in the current financial year [...]

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