SENIOR police are in turmoil after former senior Deputy Police Commissioner Francis Okonya vanished last Friday. His official car was reportedly seen driving into the US embassy in Gigiri on Friday afternoon following an acrimonious row with Inspector General David Kimaiyo and his deputy Grace Kaindi in the morning. Okonya has since disappeared and his [...]

Airtel Kenya has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting Kenya’s education system by providing data connectivity to four schools in Murang’a, Nyeri and Machakos counties. The operator says changes in the education system have seen more and more students turning to the internet for learning resources. Airtel wants to create equal opportunities for students to compete [...]

The Kenyan government has signed a security contract with Safaricom for the roll out of a National Surveillance, Communication and Control System. The move means that Safaricom can now start building the secure communications and surveillance network, including the installation of cameras in two cities to provide real-time footage to the National Police Operations Centre. [...]

Kakamega  Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has launched a cash transfer system aimed at reducing maternal and under-five child mortality rates. Under the programme, lactating mothers will receive cash transfers of Sh10,000 in eighteen months. The money is meant to entice pregnant women and lactating mothers to deliver in hospitals and attend clinics. Only 31 per cent [...]

A bus, traveling to the capital Nairobi with 60 passengers was hijacked about 40kms from the town of Mandera near Kenya’s border with Somalia. The attackers first tried to wave the bus down but it did not stop so they sprayed it with bullets, police said. When that did not work they fired a rocket-propelled [...]

Sarah Obama, step-grandmother of the US President,  intends to personally invite Mr Barack Obama to visit Kenya. She expects to meet the President soon at the White House in Washington DC. “I will ask him to come,” Mama Sarah said through an interpreter in an interview at United Nations headquarters. “He has to come.” President [...]

Teachers have announced that national delegates will meet to approve a decision to go on strike after the government failed to increase their salaries and allowances. The annual delegates conference will take place on December 9 in Nairobi. Knut Secretary-General Wilson Sossion, speaking on Wednesday after the national executive council meeting, said the top decision-making [...]

Kajwang’, a vocal ODM leader and close confidant of Opposition chief Raila Odinga died at the Mater Hospital in Nairobi where he had been rushed for emergency treatment after suffering a cardiac arrest on Tuesday night. “It is very unfortunate,” a close family member said, “we have lost him.” According to family sources, the former [...]

An official with the United Nations on Tuesday said the UN will help Kenya conduct its next population census. United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) Kenya Deputy Representative Gift Malunga told Xinhua in Nairobi her organization will provide technical and financial support for the exercise. “We will assist in capacity building for the enumerators so that [...]

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