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KENYA SECRET TALKS TO RELEASE KILLER SUSPECTS GOING ON

PNU, ODM in secret talks over amnesty Published on June 25, 2008, 12:00 am By Standard Team   Key parties in the Coalition Government are holding secret talks over the unending amnesty debate. PNU and ODM representatives are engaged in a series of meetings over the continued confinement of youths linked to post-election violence. And … Continue reading

GVT BREAKING RULES

Mugabe told by Raila to postpone elections, ECK DID WELL SAY KARUA

KIKUYUS’ GEMA GAMES

Cat and mouse games behind Kibaki Published on June 21, 2008, 12:00 am By Gakuu Mathenge Central Kenya’s political cat and mouse games from the Kenyatta era are replaying themselves right behind President Kibaki’s back and 2012 is the push button. When Mzee Jomo Kenyatta’s demise became imminent, largely due to poor health and old … Continue reading

KARUA BOOED AT BURIAL OF LATE MP LABOSO

Showdown in Sotik as Lorna is laid to rest Published on June 21, 2008, 12:00 am By Steve Mkawale and Vitalis Kimutai Ugly scenes erupted at the funeral of former Home Affairs Assistant Minister Lorna Laboso, portraying post-election tension that continues to undermine the Grand Coalition. Despite a large number of MPs arriving in a … Continue reading

KENYA, COME CLEAN ON KABUGA NOW

Come clean on fugitive Publication Date: 6/21/2008 The Kenyan authorities must come clean on the issue of Rwandan fugitive Felicien Kabuga or risk being accused of complicity in his uncanny ability to avoid capture. It was great embarrassment for the Kenyan security and intelligence operators to arrest a University of Nairobi lecturer merely on the … Continue reading

KENYA’S DRUG TOWNS, DYING YOUTH

Revealed: Towns that top drugs list Story by ARTHUR OKWEMBA Publication Date: 6/21/2008 Kisumu and Nakuru lead in alcohol abuse in Kenya, a report has shown. The study, carried out in five towns, showed that 36.3 per cent of respondents abused alcohol. Another 17.5 per cent abused nicotine, bhang (9.9 per cent), heroin (8.0 per … Continue reading

INTOXICATED KENYAN STUDENTS SITUATION WORSE

Revealed: Students drowning in alcohol Story by ARTHUR OKWEMBA Publication Date: 6/21/2008 The devastating effects of alcohol and drugs on young people in Kenya can be laid bare today. Experts are sounding alarm bells after two new studies revealed that school children as young as 11 are falling prey to drug abuse. A woman carries … Continue reading

SLDF BOSS NOT ARRESTED

Militia boss hiding, says Western PC Published on June 19, 2008, 12:00 am By Stephen Makabila Sabaot Land Defence Force militia spokesman-cum-political leader John Kanai is still on the run, the Government has said. Western PC Abdul Mwasserah said on Wednesday security personnel were still-hunting for Kanai and warned him to surrender or be ready … Continue reading

RAILA MAKWERE IN US SIGNED PACTS

Raila: Kenya to benefit from Open Skies pact with US Story by KEVIN J KELLY in Washington, DC Publication Date: 6/19/2008 Prime Minister Raila Odinga said at a ceremony in Washington on Wednesday that a new US-Kenya Open Skies agreement will bring benefits for the country’s tourism, horticulture and business sectors. Mr Odinga watched as … Continue reading

UGANDA GIVES 2000 KENYAN IDPS LAND

IDPs in Uganda get land Published on June 19, 2008, 12:00 am By Standard team More than 1,800 Kenyan refugees in Uganda have each been allocated a one-acre piece of land for temporary cultivation. Their spokesman, Mr Joseph Githu, told The Standard on telephone that they had been allocated land in Kariondong scheme in Masindi … Continue reading

KENYA, DARE NOT TOUCH OUR MONEY SAYS MPS

Don’t dare tax our pay, say MPs Published on June 19, 2008, 12:00 am By Alex Ndegwa Members of Parliament fought back viciously against the move by Finance Minister Amos Kimunya to tax their allowances, sending a strong signal that they would, again, scuttle the effort. Acrimony, name-calling and finger-pointing marred debate in Parliament with … Continue reading

RUTO WEPT FOR KONES AT SERVICE

Leaders overcome by grief at Kones’ service Published on June 19, 2008, 12:00 am By Beauttah Omanga Grief overcame Members of Parliament and many broke down and wept as they beheld the caskets bearing the bodies of Minister Kipkalya Kones and his bodyguard Corporal Kenneth Bett. A requiem Mass for Kones and his aide at … Continue reading

AM NOT KABUGA SAYS DR. NYANDWI IN NAIROBI

The looks that landed don in trouble Story by FRED MUKINDA Publication Date: 6/19/2008 A University of Nairobi lecturer, who had been arrested on suspicion he was the Rwanda genocide fugitive Felicien Kabuga, has resumed his normal business. Dr Charles Nyandwi, was back at the university on Tuesday and even taught mathematics classes. When the … Continue reading

KENYA, IS MAINA NJENGA OF MUNGIKI ANYMORE SAFE?

Sect leader’s kin stopped from prison visits Published on June 18, 2008, 12:00 am By Cyrus Ombati The family of jailed Mungiki leader Maina Njenga now claims his life is in danger after they were denied permission to visit him. The family said authorities at the Naivasha Maximum Security Prison informed them that they were … Continue reading

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