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Demonstrators in Ethiopia

Ethiopia Says to Have Released About 2,000 Detainees

Ethiopia has released about 2000 detainees who were suspected of taking part in anti-government protests. Defense minister Siraj Fegessa stated that the detainees had been educated and counseled before they were freed, as reported...

Rose Kaberia

Extra Pulmonary TB the Silent Killer

Rose Kaberia is an Extra Pulmonary Tuberculosis survivor. She started experiencing back pain which became unbearable causing her not to be able to walk properly or lift heavy material. After visiting a health center...

Bishaaro Hotel

12 Killed in a Mandera Attack

At least 12 were killed by Al Shabaab militants in Mandera County, Kenya on Tuesday,25th October 2016. The early morning attack comes shortly after a similar attack on the 6th October 2016 where 6...

Achieng Abura

Songstress Achieng Abura Passes on

Popular songstress Achieng Abura passed away on 20th October 2016, this was when Kenyans were marking Mashujaa day.  Born Lydia Achieng Abura she was a well-established songwriter, pianist and a recording artist. She started...

Parliament

No Degrees Required for MPs and MCAs

Aspirants vying for seats in parliament and county assembly will not be required to have degrees for the next general elections. However they will be required to present a certificate after studying for at...

Daniel Wanjiru

Kenyans dominate the 41st Amsterdam Marathon

Kenyans dominated the 41st edition of the TSC Amsterdam Marathon on Sunday the 16th October 2016. Daniel Wanjiru finished first by clocking 2:05:21 at the IAAF Label Road Race.  This is Wanjiru’s third marathon,...

The Makonde people with President Uhuru Kenyatta

Makonde People Set to Become the 43rd Tribe in Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday 13th October 2016 issued a directive that will see the Makonde people get national Identity Cards by December. The Makonde community is originally from Mozambique, they settled in Kenya’s...

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