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Deputy President William Ruto sues Boniface Mwangi for defamation over a tweet

Boniface Mwangi. Photo courtesy of hashtagsquare.co.ke

Deputy President William Ruto has filed a defamation case against activist Boniface Mwangi over a tweet terming it false and malicious. I hope Deputy President has no plans of killing me the way he killed his old friend,Jacob Juma a fellow thief who became a whistle blower. — #BMUnBounded (@bonifacemwangi) September 28, 2016 In his suit papers filed today, Ruto wants ...

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Deputy President William Ruto threatens to sue Boniface Mwangi for defamation

Boniface Mwangi. Photo courtesy of hashtagsquare.co.ke

Deputy President William Ruto has threatened to sue Boniface Mwangi over his tweet which he says was false and malicious. The words in their ordinary and plain meaning are defamatory and they have severely injured our client’s reputation, reads a demand letter from Ruto’s lawyer Kioko Kilukumi. The tweet from Boniface Mwangi reads   I hope Deputy President has no plans ...

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El Nino expected from Thursday

By Cyrus Kioko Kenya is expecting El Nino rains as from Thursday October, 7 as reported by Meteorological Department. In a move to sensitize people about the phenomena, the department has issued alerts and direction on how residents in various places should prepare. However, across the country, residents in vulnerable areas have despised the call to migrate as the rains ...

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North Eastern residents take to the streets over education crisis

Children during the North Eastern Province demonstrations in Garissa town protesting the education crisis due to lack of teachers

Hundreds of residents in the three counties of the North Eastern Province today took to the streets protesting against the worsening situation in the education sector in the region. Led by civil society groups in the region, the placard waving students, parents and angry residents presented their grievances to the local education offices. Education in the region came down to its knees after non-local teachers fled the region following increased terror threats climaxed by the Garissa University attack on April 2 in which 147 people most of the students lost their lives.

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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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Why 2007 PEV is Kenya’s most unique electoral violence

According to the Commission on the Investigation of the Post Election Violence (CIPEV), the chaos that rocked the country soon after the 2007 general election is the most unique in Kenya’s history. In the report that was released by the Commission several years back the 2007/08 post election violence (PEV) cannot be compared to any of the violence that had ...

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Kenyan High Court arguments reveal gains of gay rights movement in Kenya

Celebrated Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina who recently came out and has been a vocal spokes person for the Gay rights movement in Kenya

Report written by Samuel Wamwea Sr. As Kenya’s High Court ordered the government to register a gay rights group that the government had earlier refused to recognize on moral and religious grounds last month, one thing was clear: win or lose, the gay rights movement has made huge inroads. Opponents have questioned the ruling constitutionality and say its passage would ...

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Rongai IDP’s leader happy with termination of Uhuru ICC case

A leader of the persons who were internally displaced (IDP’s) following the post election violence (PEV) of 2007/2008 and who are currently residing in Rongai, has welcomed the termination of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s case at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Robert Opiyo who is the Secretary General of the victims who got settled at the Gicheha Farm says he is ...

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Mixed responses to Kenyatta, Kindiki stand on corruption vs ICC cases

Is corruption a criminal offense and can it be compared to the ongoing case against Deputy President William Ruto at the International Criminal Court (ICC)? Besides, does President Uhuru Kenyatta have the moral stature to ask persons holding public offices to step aside or even resign given that he was faced with charges against humanity at the same court until ...

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Bribery claims among MP’s disheartening…

The ongoing trend in which Kenyans keep on waking up to reports of bribery claims among Members of Parliament is disheartening. By end of last week Kenyans were discussing claims that members of the Parliamentary Accounts Committee (PAC) had been bribed to water down a report on misappropriation of funds in the Office of the President. Then this week we woke ...

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