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Shitemi is the Kenya Monitor Managing Editor. He trains journalists on basics of journalism, storytelling, conflict sensitive journalism and devolution.

Anthony Njoroge Mburu alias Waime Mburu charged for publishing false statement on Facebook

Anthony Njoroge Mburu alias Waime Mburu.

Anthony Njoroge Mburu alias Waime Mburu, who commentates on Kiambu County politics was charged in a Mombasa court on Thursday with publishing false information. He allegedly accused Kiambu Governor William Kabogo of importing substandard eggs in a Facebook post     Waimbe Mburu was charged with three counts of harmful publication contrary to section 66(1) of the Penal code. According to the ...

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Eddy Reuben Illah charged with misuse of licensed telecommunication system

Mr Eddy Reuben Illah when he appeared at the Kiambu Law Courts on January 19. Photo courtesy of www.nation.co.ke.

Eddy Reuben Illah was yesterday charged in a Kiambu court with posting on social media pictures allegedly showing the bodies of Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers who were attacked and killed in Friday’s attack by Al-Shabaab militants in El-Adde, Somalia. He was accused that on January 16, 2016 at an unknown place within Kenya, he distributed pictures allegedly showing dead KDF soldiers ...

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Kenyans condemn the arrest of Elijah Kinyanjui – #ReleaseKinyanjui

Elijah Kinyanjui speaking to journalists after his release.

Kenyans have condemned the day-long arrest of veteran journalist Elijah Kinyanjui over sharing a post that depicted Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua’s daughter Brenda Mutanu in a party mood. Elijah who has worked in almost all media houses, currently has many Facebook accounts and whatsapp grounds which he uses to spread information about Nakuru’s county affairs, largely bordering on transparency and ...

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Veteran Nakuru journalist Elijah Kinyanjui arrested for misuse of licensed telecommunication system

Elijah Kinyanjui.

Veteran Nakuru journalist Elijah Kinyanjui was this morning arrested by Nakuru Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for misuse of licensed telecommunication system. He is accused to have shared a post on his various social media platforms that depicted Nakuru Governors’ daughter Brenda Mutanu in bad light. The Kenya Daily Post shows her smoking shisha, dressed skimpily in various night clubs and dancing with men, ...

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Police release KBC Journalist Judith Akolo’s phone

KBC Journalist Judith Akolo

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has today released the phone belonging to Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) journalist Judith Akolo. DCI retained the phone early in the week after questioning her for retweeting. KBC Journalist Judith Akolo questioned for retweeting The online journalist went to DCI offices today morning accompanied by lawyer Soyinka Lempaa. On realizing that she was accompanied ...

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Patrick Safari ‘Modern Corps’ freed from annoying tweet charge

Patrick Safari @moderncorps

Patrick Safari (@moderncorps) who was arrested, held and charged for sending a false tweet involving Bothai police vehicle has been freed of the charge after the case was withdrawn. The complainant is Chrispus Mutali, a senior superintendent of police and coordinating commander in Lamu County. He had said that the tweet was untrue. Patrick Safari aka ‘Modern Corps’ arrested and charged for ...

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Why Senate should not be scrapped

Senate Speaker David Ekwee Ethuro. Photo courtesy of en.wikipedia.org

By George Githinji The functions of the Senate are largely related to the Counties and laws that touch on the Counties. Still, despite the Senate having a lesser legislative portfolio than the National Assembly, it has a crucial role to play in the sphere of politics and governance and the calls for it to be scrapped are mere dog barks ...

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KBC Journalist Judith Akolo questioned for retweeting

KBC Journalist Judith Akolo

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) journalist Judith Akolo was yesterday questioned by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) for retweeting a comment. Judith is currently stationed at the online desk and a look at a Twitter profile indicates she is very active, commenting on various topical issues around the world. On 31st December, 2015, she retweeted a post from Patrick Safari ...

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Robert Alai freed on Sh100,000 bond

Robert Alai1

Blogger Robert Alai has denied any wrongdoing against Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) Director Halakhe Waqo and released on a Sh100,000 bond. Waqo took issue with Alai’s comments on social media questioning his academic qualifications. Robert Alai to be charged with improper use of licensed telecommunication systems Alai pleaded not guilty when he appeared before Milimani Chief Magistrate Daniel Ogembo today, Tuesday ...

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Personifying the environmental tragedy of Nairobi’s garbage

The Dandora dumpsite receives more than 3.5 tonnes of garbage from across the city every day. Photo courtesy of www.businessdailyafrica.com

By Alex Njeru I met the young man at Kenyatta National Hospital ward, where my dad was convalescing from an operation. Years and years of smoking tobacco cigarettes had done things to my dad’s body and this time round arteries in his lower limbs had constricted and reneged on their function to supply enough blood to his right leg muscles. ...

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Climate change: Is Your New Year Resolution Green?

From left, France Foreign affairs minister Laurent Fabius, France President Fracois Hollande, United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon at the COP21 talks. Photo courtesy of www.theguardian.com

By Boaz Opio A survey by Google published by Climate Analytics indicates that the word “Climate Change” and “Go Green” was mentioned over 800,000 times within a time span of one month in social media. As if that’s not enough, this year, climate change has been the biggest topic in the news. It’s the only cause that brought together nearly ...

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Robert Alai to be charged with improper use of licensed telecommunication systems

Kenyan Blogger Robert Alai

Blogger Robert Alai is set to appear in court to answer charges of improper use of licensed telecommunication system. @RobertAlai summoned to court over improper use of licensed telecoms system for alleged post against @EACCKenya CEO pic.twitter.com/R7vA1wxqY5 — Nation FM (@NationFMKe) December 22, 2015 Alai is accused of committing a crime when he made a comment to the effect that ...

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Paris climate pact puts death knell on fossil fuels

From left, France Foreign affairs minister Laurent Fabius, France President Fracois Hollande, United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon at the COP21 talks. Photo courtesy of www.theguardian.com

By Boaz Opio The campaign to achieve 100 percent renewable energy by the end of this century finally reached a point of no return when the world came together to sign climate agreement that spells the need for urgent action on global climate change. The deal means global energies will from now on be directed to transforming national energy trajectories ...

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We need proper laws to ensure accountability of County officials

Auditor General Edward Ouko. Photo courtesy of www.kenya-today.com

By George Githinji Recent happenings in the county governments point to a leadership that is not properly endowed with the requisite skills essential to steer these entities. For example, Nyamira county government puts up a gate for sh9 million, Governor Lusaka of Bungoma buys 10 wheelbarrows at an inflated cost of sh109,000 each, and Embu Governor Martin Wambora pays sh2 ...

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