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Eldoret trader jumps to his death after stabbing his wife

A businessman committed suicide by jumping from the fifth floor of KVDA Plaza in Eldoret moments after stabbing his wife.

The man and his wife had gone to a lawyer's office to sign a divorce agreement but as they were leaving the office, the man drew a knife and stabbed the woman in the stomach.

He then sped off and dived out of a window crashing himself to death. The…

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President travels to South Africa for Pan African Parliament session

President Uhuru Kenyatta has jetted to South Africa where he will address the sixth session of the third Pan African Parliament.

Uhuru left with his entourage from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Sunday afternoon at 3:00pm aboard his official jet.

The Pan African Parliament (PAP) is the legislative organ of the African Union with 245 members drawn the member states.

Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen who is he head of the Kenyan parliamentarians in…

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Injera scores 200th try in style as Fiji claim second 7s title

Kenya 7s flier and vice captain Collins Injera marked his 200th try in style as Kenya beat Japan 24 - 12 in the quarterfinals of the Bowl competition at the London 7s.

Despite having a quiet competition in terms of try tallies, Injera, 28, who earlier announced his retirement from international sevens, crossed the line for his 200th try.

This makes him the third highest try scorer of all time behind England’s Ben Gollings…

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I will not kneel down and beg for a pension - Raila

Cord leader Raila Odinga will not retire from active politics in order to receive retirement benefits proposed in a pension bill before Parliament.

“I will not kneel down and beg for a pension. As Cord we will move forward. What is important is we want to see to it that Kenyans get what they rightfully deserve,” Raila said.

The former Prime Minister was speaking at Butere constituency Saturday where he added that the rights…

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Suspected thug killed in Ruiru, AK 47 rifle, ammunition recovered

Police in Ruiru are hunting for the accomplice of a 27-year-old suspected robber who was shot dead in Ruiru on Saturday morning.

Police recovered an AK 47 with two bullets, a toy pistol , five mobile phones and electronics from the house of the killed man who has been identified as Malik Musumba.

Ruiru police chief Isaac Thuranira said the man was cornered in his house after police were tipped that he was armed.…

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Terror case transferred from Lamu

A Mombasa court has ordered the transfer of a terror case from Lamu law courts to Mombasa.

Justice Martin Muya said terror suspect Mukdhar Jumaan’s case should be heard in Mombasa.

Director of Public Prosecution requested the transfer citing security reasons.

Muya said the security concerns could not be ignored adding that officers transferring the suspect from police cells to the court are always at risk of attacks in Lamu.

Muya said transferring the…

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MCA faces arrest for indecent assault

A warrant of arrest has been issued against Murungu ward MCA Paul Kang'ethe for allegedly touching a woman’s breasts.

Kang’ethe is facing two charges of indecently assaulting a woman by touching her breasts and creating disturbance.

He is further accused of confronting the woman and demanding her mobile phone on February 17 this year, at Mazeras in Voi subcounty.

In a letter seen by the Star copied to Voi OCPD Joshua Lutukai and investigating…

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TA 'faced split threat' over roads

MPs threatened to disband the Transitional Authority prematurely over the devolution of roadworks, TA vice chair Angeline Hongo has said.

Costing functions in Kitui on Thursday, Hongo said the constitution devolved functions to the counties.

She said TA is only coordinating and facilitating the transfer of devolved functions.

Hongo thanked the Council of Governors for standing with the TA when it faced threats to its existence.

She spoke as she visited Kitui Governor Julius…

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Audit to show counties' staff

Nakuru chairman of commerce, Njuguna Kamau will carry an audit in all the government parastatals next week to establish the home counties of the workers.

 Kamau said the firms hire more people from outside the counties denying residents employement opportunities.

Speaking to the press in Nakuru town , Kamau said residents should be the major stakeholders in the organisations.

“We are targeting organizations such as KENGEN, GDC and Pyrethrum Board of Kenya. They need…

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80,000 hungry people need aid

MORE than 80,000 people are starving in areas affected by cattle rustling in Baringo, Pokot, Turkana and Samburu, Turkana South MP James Lomenen told the Star yesterday.

Sigor MP Phillip Rotino is urging the government to help people who are starving.

“There are those who fled from their homes because of insecurity and they urgently need aid,” said Rotino.

The most affected areas include villages in Turkana South, parts of Baringo North and Nandome…

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D-day looms for lazy PSs in new Uhuru reshuffle

PRESIDENT Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to base a reshuffle of Principal Secretaries on a report he has ordered on the performance of various state departments.

Insiders say Uhuru is likely to fire top officials early next month if investigations reveal impropriety among them.

The President is said to have asked the recently-formed Presidential Delivery Unit to prepare the report.

Next week, the Public Service Commission will publish a shortlist of candidates to be interviewed…

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