AT least 20 people are feared dead after inter-clan fighting broke out in Mandera North's Rhamu area on Sunday morning. Heavily armed militiamen from the Degodia and Garre clans engaged in massive gun battles for seven hours before breaking off for lunch at about 1pm, according to residents and politicians. The fighting is reported to have began as early as 5am, when gunfire broke out in the area after heavily armed men suspected to be from…

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Machakos Level Five Hospital will soon become a teaching and referral hospital following the signing of a deal between Mt Kenya University and the facility. MKU is preparing to admit its pioneering class in the school of medicine. The students will use the Machakos hospital for teaching, research, clinical and public health practice. Students will also get industrial attachment at the hospital. In return, the university will support the hospital in staff capacity development and grant…

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Amani coalition leader Musalia Mudavadi has told B udalang’i MP Ababu Namwamba that what he is experiencing in ODM is what the former Deputy Prime Minister went through. “The writing is on the wall my brother, what you are experiencing is what I went through too, and you should learn this lesson earlier and make a decision,” Mudavadi warned Namwamba. But Namwamba, who has been accused by some ODM politicians of being a Jubilee mole, said…

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A suspected robber has been shot dead in Namboboto sublocation, Samia subcounty. Samia police boss Sharma Wario said the suspect from from Bulambo village was shot on Thursday night. "He had been jailed for murder and was released early this year. During the incident, he attacked officers with a panga when they went to arrest him over a robbery he allegedly committed a week earlier in Funyula market," he said. Wario said the suspect died on…

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Religious and cultural leaders have been trained on how to eliminate gender violence. African Women’s Development and Communication Network coordinator Kennedy Odhiambo said the leaders are expected to train locals on dangers of gender violence. He was speaking during a session at Wellspring Hotel on Friday.
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Until 1894 when a French company designed the basics of what we now recognise as a car, with a passenger compartment, steering wheel and brakes, some cars looked like bicycles and others like mini-trains. Motorbikes began with the invention of the internal combustion engine being attached to a bicycle. It took about 20 years for the ‘motorcycle’ to become a distinct entity. Today we recognise a car as having four wheels while a motorbike has two…

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In January 2011, I coordinated a signature collection initiative that sought one million signatures from Kenyans who wanted the ICC process to continue, because Parliament wanted to stop it. Our exercise was based on five clear reasons. One; that the process was Kenya’s best chance of getting to the truth about the 2007-08 post-election violence. Two; that the truth that would come out of the process would mitigate against ethnic narratives that justified election-related violence. Three;…

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Migori Finance executive Tom Kasera has said he was not able to dissolve procurement mismanagement in the county’s tendering processes. Kasera appeared before the County Assembly Public Investments and Accounts Committee on Friday. Migori county has been operating without a clear tender committee, which has seen tendering processes marred by corruption. Kasera said his efforts met resistance from other quarters, which he did not disclose. “I wanted to change the people in the procurement docket. When…

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Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero on Sunday distanced himself from referendum calls championed by Cord coalition and the Council of Governors. Kidero said the referendum should be the last option to solve any problems the country is facing. He said there are many avenues that can be exploited to ensure funds allocated to counties are increased rather than rushing to hold a referendum. Kidero said the Constitution can be amended in parliament to see an increase of…

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Since the term “data revolution” was introduced, there has been a flurry of activity to define , develop, and implement an agenda to transform the collection, use, and distribution of development statistics. That makes sense. Assessing the international community’s next development agenda, regardless of its details, will be impossible without accurate data. Yet, in Sub-Saharan Africa – the region with the most potential for progress under the forthcoming Sustainable Development Goals – accurate data are severely…

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PRINCIPAL secretaries have spoken of how some of Cabinet secretaries are shamelessly and unlawfully demanding bribe cash. Eight Principal secretaries have told the Star, on condition of anonymity, that they are under extreme pressure to circumvent processes and procedures to raise cash for Cabinet secretaries and when they decline they are branded traitors and anti-Jubilee. Most Cabinet secretaries are said to be pushing for companies associated with their relatives and friends to be given government business.…

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