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Technical University Engineering alumni’s impending court case triggers varsity to suspend course

A decision by Technical University of Kenya (TUK) engineering students alumni to sue the institution for their inability to be registered by the Engineering Board of Kenya (EBK) has triggered the suspension of the engineering courses in the university. Without EBK registration, an engineer will struggle to find good jobs and even start own practice because the license is a core determinant ...

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TNA throws a rotten egg on its own face

The National Alliance (TNA) Party of Kenya has thrown a rotten egg on its own face by the verdicts of the party’s disciplinary committee on legislators Senator Joy Adhiambo Gwendo and MPs Moses Kuria and Priscilla Nyokabi. The committee threw away the complaints against Nyokabi and Kuria but decided to suspend Gwendo, in a move that has led to public ...

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Nakuru lady cries after doctor ‘terminates’ her pregnancy

This is the story of Mary* a 20 year old lady from Nakuru who was allegedly forced to believe she had lost her pregnancy when her baby was still alive. And even she was induced into labor and she delivered the baby, doctors at a hospital she visited in the county may have done little to save the baby. In ...

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Kenyan refers to politicians as the real homosexuals

Who are Kenya’s real homosexuals? That is the question that one man wants to Kenyans to think about as we wait for the arrival of the President of the United States (POTUS) Barrack Obama. In a video that is doing rounds on Whatsup, the man, argues that “homosexuals” are all the people who are destroying the country through unorthodox ways ...

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Stay safe online despite heightened cyber surveillance

Protect your data in an era of heightened surveillance.

If you have been following the news lately, you may have come across the recent expose of the Hacking Group on wikileaks where confidential files from the company were exposed. Kenya is one of the nations that was in contact with the hacking group over plans to acquire cyber surveillance software Galileo. Using this system, an operator can switch on ...

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How Hacking Team software is used to track down dissidents and activists

Galilleo

The Hacking Group was recently exposed by Wikileaks which published files that included confidential employee emails. In the emails, hacking group staff and Kenyan agents were in touch over a long period of time in an attempt to procure Hacking Teams software online surveillance system marketed to governments as Galileo. There was global uproar when the emails revealed that the ...

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Hacking Team expose reveals Kenyan actors

Galilleo

Wikileaks once again has come to the limelight after exposing the Hacking Team secret files. The Italian surveillance technology company got hacked and 400 gigabytes of documents published. These documents show communications, invoices and other private documents between the company and buyers of the technology. Its clients include governments and agencies in countries such as Ethiopia, Malaysia, Mexico and Kenya. ...

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Human lapses worsen Kenya’s security threats

Mandera Town

On the 6th of July 2015, Kenya woke up to breaking news of yet another terror attack in the town of Garissa. At least 14 people were killed and 10 others injured after suspected Al-Shabaab militants attacked a village near Mandera Town. Mandera County Commissioner Alex Ole Nkoyo confirmed the attack, which happened at 1.00am in Soko Mbuzi Village. The ...

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Moses Kuria incites his constituents to violence

Moses Kuria

From his days as a Jubilee strategist, Moses Kuria’s rise to notoriety is a matter of public knowledge. He was in and out of court last year, charged with incitement to violence, hate speech and fanning ethnic hatred through comments on his social media accounts. Things got to a head when the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and National Cohesion ...

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Nakuru radio station repeats Classic 105’s HIV/AIDS bust: Part 2

For part 1 of this article, click here. With a complainant and a good lawyer the Nakuru radio station, Hero FM, that delivered news of HIV/AIDS infection to an unsuspecting man can be found guilty and fined. This is because the programme followed a plot similar to the one Ciku Muiruri of Classic 105 followed in 2010. In the Classic 105 incident both ...

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Nakuru radio station repeats Classic 105’s HIV/AIDS bust: Part 1

A Nakuru based radio station, Hero FM, has replayed the 2010 stigmatization against people living with HIV/AIDS in which Classic 105’s Ciku Muiruri ‘busted’ a woman who was alleged to be having an affair with her boss. Just like Ciku did in the programme, the Nakuru radio host went ahead to deliver “HIV/AIDS news” to an unsuspecting person live on ...

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Refund our NHIF money before negotiations, Egerton staff tell government

Egerton University staff want the government to refund all the money that was deducted from their salaries since April this year and directed to the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF). Through their Kenya University Staff Union (KUSU) leaders the staff said unless that condition is met then they will not have any negotiations with the government on the implementation of ...

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Blogger Bogonko Bosire still missing, about two years since disappearing

Bogonko Bosire

On Sunday 7th of June, a trending topic #WhereIsBogonkoBosire brought to memory something we may have forgotten in recent times. Controversial blogger and journalist Bogonko Bosire has been missing since September 18, 2013, gone without a trace. He made a name as a fearless blogger who wrote on the ICC case facing the President and his deputy. He rubbed the ...

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Shimo la Tewa prison a radicalisation hotspot

Inmates inside Shimo La Tewa

Shimo La Tewa is the only maximum security prison in the Coast province holding the hardest, most dangerous convicts in the province. Currently incarcerated at “Shimo” as it is known by residents are international jihadists, pirates, terrorism masterminds and soldiers court martialed for desertion. As fate would have it, Shimo la Tewa holds one of the most dangerous terrorism suspect ...

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