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Mark Mwithaga died on ‘day of 1982 coup’

Mark Mwithaga. The veteran Nakuru politician died on the day Kenya was marking 34 years since coup plotters attempted to oust Daniel Moi from power. It was also exactly 30 years since his father died. (Photo: www.mediamaxnetwork.co.ke).

On the night that Nakuru veteran politician Mark Mwithaga breathed his last, no one may have taken notice of how significant that night was. It’s not because his death was poised to be historic. No!  After all, the shine of the fierce politician he was known to be during his hey days had waned in his last earthly lap. He ...

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Steps to follow when faced with a criminal case

Arrest Snip

By Gilbert Langat Anybody can fall on the wrong side of the law anytime in the course of their life. When this happens most people get confused and may not know what to do. And while ignorance of the law has no defense, ignorance of your rights as an arrested person can impact heavily on your ability to defend yourself ...

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Parents are to blame for bad conduct among teens

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By Elly Mwaghumba In recent times, we have been astonished by cases of improper conduct among high school students with hundreds being arrested by the police for being found in night clubs contrary to the law. Some other students were even found in a school bus smoking bhang, taking alcohol, and indulging in casual sex. These incidences should not be ...

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Of Pope Francis, the ecological sin and why we need to confess

The Pope arrives at Kasarani for a meeting with the youth on November 27. He wants men to be more concerned of the care for the environment (Photo: Kioko Kivandi).

As we mark the international human rights day this year, Kenya and the rest of the world is mourning the death of the ‘Marsh Pride’ who were poisoned in the Mara. The death calls to mind the many deaths of wild animals that have died out of human-wildlife conflict the world over. But they also bring to mind the many ...

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Nakuru woman with strange disease appeals for medical support

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By Njeri Kimani For two years, 55 year old Priscilla Kaniaru has been confined to her house in Kiamunyi area in Nakuru. What started as an off and on loss of vision ended up in a battle to survive. In an interview, Kaniaru said that she fell ill after the delivery of her last son 19 years ago, but the ...

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Sant’Egidio Kenya thanks Pope for meeting them

Waithaka with Pope

When the announcement of the coming of the Pope was officially made to Kenyans in July, a little known community of Catholic faithful in the country set on an agenda to meet him. Known as the Community of Sant’Egidio, the community wanted to share with Pope Francis their joy and pains of their deep relationship with the poor. “Every other ...

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Beware Nakuru farmers, there could be fake livestock drugs in the market

Livestock

By Lorna Abuga The man Joseph Odhiambo Odour is alleged to have been found selling three drugs that are not registered by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) at his agrovet shop located at Maili Kumi in Bahati. The alleged unregistered drugs have been identified as Clamex, Minevita, Oxy-fraelone and DCP. PPB Chief Inspector Dr. Indraph Ragwe told the court ...

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Nakuru is Kenya’s third most dangerous county for journalists

Article 19

At least 7 cases of violence against journalists were reported in Nakuru county between January and September this year. This, according to a report by Article 19 makes the county the third most dangerous county for journalists to work in. The report titled ‘Silenced and Intimidated: Attacks on Freedom of Expression in Kenya’ and which was released on Monday November ...

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History made as Egerton University appoints first woman Vice Chancellor

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By Olanga Nyamamu Egerton University has a new Vice Chancellor (V.C.). In an appointment that was made public on Thursday 29th October 2015 Prof. Rose Mwonya will become Egerton’s 5th V.C taking over from Prof. James Tuiotoek who has been at the helm since 2006. Her appointment will take effect from 13th January next year when she will become the ...

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Why casual sex among teenagers is not news anymore

Bus snip

By Njoki Maina About five decades ago, cohabitation in institutions was unheard of. Marriage those days was treated as a sacred union between man and woman and no one would easily think of starting any union without following the due procedure. Because of that, cases of students living together as man and wife were a taboo. So scandalous were they ...

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Catholic Bishops warn of ethnic hate ahead of Pope Francis visit

Bishop Alfred Rotich

Catholic bishops in the country have called on Kenyans to avoid discussions that might stir the country towards  ethnic animosity ahead of the Pope’s visit. Pope Francis is expected in the country on 25-27 of this month in a historic tour that will see him celebrate mass at the University of Nairobi grounds. The Pope will also have mass in ...

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Nakuru CSO’s to petition Governor Kinuthia Mbugua over misuse of public funds

Mbugua New Look

By Lorna Abuga A section of Civil Society Organizations based in Nakuru have vowed to petition Governor Kinuthia Mbugua next week over the alleged misuse of taxpayers funds by county officials. Mbugua has been on the spot since the release of the report by the Auditor General, Edward Ouko, which revealed massive embezzlement of taxpayer’s funds in the county executives ...

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Nakuru KDF officer in court over rape

KDF Snip

By Lorna Abuga. A Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) officer has been arraigned in a Nakuru court to face rape charges. Before Principal Magistrate Liz Gacheha the court was told that the officer, Evans Ochieng Okello, allegedly committed the offence on 22 October 2015 in Lanet estate against a 20 year old university student. Area OCS John Njue said that on ...

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Nakuru MCA’s meet Governor Mbugua over El-nino funds

Mbugua New Look

By Lorna Abuga Members of the Nakuru County Assembly (MCA’s) met Governor Kinuthia Mbugua on Thursday over sh500 million that the county has set aside to mitigate effects the El-nino rains. During the Mashujaa Day celebrations, the Governor announced that the county government had budgeted to use the funds in various areas that the county had identified as hot spots ...

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