The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has postponed the Mathare Constituency by-election, earlier scheduled for 7th to 11th August. IEBC says this will allow the Commission adequate time to include Hon. William Omondi’s name on the ballot paper as a contestant in the by-election, in compliance with the High Court judgment issued on 30th [...]

Nine foreign nationals were charged in a Kenyan court on Thursday with trafficking the biggest ever single seizure of drugs at the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa. There has been a surge in the volume of heroin trafficked through east Africa in recent years, the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime says, with east Africa’s [...]

Unsurprisingly, Google’s attempts to keep up with thousands of European “right to be forgotten” requests has become something of a burden. In a letter to the Article 29 Working Party, Google answered a lengthy questionnaire about the implementation of the “right to be forgotten” ruling, as the complications that come with it. Since mid-May, search [...]

The government has raised the Ebola warning level and will begin screening at most of the country’s entry points. Ebola has been declared a disaster by the United Nations in West Africa and other aid and medical organizations have risen their alarm levels. The National Disaster Operations Centre NDOC confirmed Thursday that it had started [...]

Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) , the country’s largest bank by assets, reported on Thursday a 16 percent rise in first-half pretax profit to 11.67 billion shillings ($133 million), driven by fees, commissions and foreign exchange trading income. Bad debts were more than targeted at 8.8 percent of the portfolio, Chief Executive Joshua Oigara said, but [...]

Kenyans have a right to safe water and sanitation and existing water laws need to become reality, an independent UN human rights expert said after a trip to the country. Thirteen percent of people in Kenya still defecate in the open. Catarina de Albuquerque said that although Kenyans had rights to safe water and sanitation [...]

The government has launched an initiative to tarmac 10,000 kilometres of roads in the country in the next three years. The initiative, which will be rolled out in three phases, will see the number of tarmacked roads in the country rise from the current 14,000 to just over 24,000. Launching the new programme Wednesday, president [...]

The East African Community (EAC) has begun preparations for the EAC University Students’ Debate 2014, which scholars from institutions of higher learning in the region will attend in Nairobi. The event is scheduled for September 4-5. According to the EAC, the debate, which brings together students from various universities and institutions of higher learning from [...]

Five counties are each set to get state-of-the-art medical laboratories courtesy of the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Becton, Dickinson and Company, a leading global medical technology company, has joined hands with the PEPFAR through the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in [...]

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