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Mark Mwithaga died on ‘day of 1982 coup’

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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Catholic Bishops feel shortchanged by government on polio vaccine campaign

Catholic Bishops in the country want the Ministry of Health (MoH) to postpone the forthcoming polio vaccination campaign “until we can assure Kenyans of their safety.” The campaign that is to set to start on August 1 targets children aged 5 and below. In statement dated July 28 the Bishops say the vaccines to be used have not tested jointly ...

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Exit POTUS, enter PONTIFF

After the visit of the President of the United States of America, Kenyans will now turn their eyes to Vatican from where its head and head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis VI will be coming for a visit. Pope Francis VI is expected to come to Kenya in November in a tour that will also see him visit Uganda. ...

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Makueni court acquits Priest charged with attempting to murder fellow Priest

A Makueni court has set free a Catholic priest accused of attempting to kill his colleague in March 2010. Senior Resident Magistrate Richard Koech acquitted Fr. John Makewa for attempting to kill Fr. Fidelis Nzuki at the Makueni parish house. The magistrate in his judgment cited lack of sufficient evidence and proceeded to declare the accused innocent. “I do not ...

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Beatification stirs debate on Facebook

Last Saturday, President Uhuru Kenyatta led thousands of Catholics at Nyeri town for the beatification of Sister Irene Stefani. Sister Stefani an Italian nun born in 1891 came to Kenya in 1915 and later settled near Nyeri where she was christened “Nyaatha”, meaning “Mother of Mercy” in Kikuyu for her compassionate deeds. While the momentous event has elicited excitement especially ...

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