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September, 2017

  • 15 September

    84% of Kenyans Want Polls on October 17 – Infotrak

    [Capital FM] Nairobi -A majority of Kenyans are satisfied with the October 17 date for the fresh presidential election, according to a new survey by Infotrak research.

  • 15 September

    Kenya: Student Denies Charges of Murdering 9 Girls in Dorm Fire

    A student suspected of starting a fire that led to the death of nine of her colleagues at the Moi Girls Secondary School in Nairobi was Wednesday charged at the Milimani Law Courts. Presiding Judge Luka Kimaru however directed that the proceedings be held in-camera in the interest of the minor's right to privacy in accordance with Section 186 of the Children Act The minor however denied charges levelled against her with family lawyer Stanley Kang'ahi making an application for her release on bail pending the hearing and determination of the case.

  • 15 September

    Weighty Lessons From Kenya’s Election

    [Guardian] Although shocking and unprecedented, the landmark judgment of the Kenyan Supreme Court, which nullified the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta for widespread irregularities in the transmission of results, was a courageous gesture with far-reaching implication for Africa's growing democracy.

  • 15 September

    Deputy President Ruto Meets Coast Delegates in Mombasa

    [Nation] Deputy President William Ruto on Friday met delegates from the coastal region as Jubilee Party intensified its campaigns ahead of the October 17 presidential repeat polls.

  • 15 September

    President Gives 23-Year-Old MP Brand New Car

    [Capital FM] Nyeri -President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday handed over a brand new car to John Paul Mwirigi, the 23-year-old Igembe South MP.

  • 15 September

    Rampant Gor Ready to March on Thika

    [Nation] The race for the SportPesa Premier League title continues this weekend with a number of exciting encounters lined up across the country.

  • 15 September

    Equifax Says CIO, Chief Security Officer to Leave After Breach

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    Equifax Says CIO, Chief Security Officer to Leave After Breach BloombergEquifax security and information executives are stepping down TechCrunchOpinion: Equifax hired a music major as chief security officer and she has just retired MarketWatchFull coverage

  • 15 September

    Paul McClean, Financial Times reporter, dead after suspected crocodile attack

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    Paul McClean, Financial Times reporter, dead after suspected crocodile attack CBS NewsCrocodile Attack: British Tourist Killed in Sri Lanka near Popular Surfing Spot NewsweekBritish Financial Times Journalist, 24, Thought to Have Been Killed by Crocodile in Sri Lanka TIMEDivers find body of Oxford graduate and Financial Times reporter who was dragged to his death by a crocodile in Sri ... Daily MailFull coverage

  • 15 September

    Iceland government collapses over paedophile furore

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    Iceland government collapses over paedophile furore BBC NewsIcelandic PM calls snap election due to child sex abuse scandal The IndependentFull coverage

  • 15 September

    John McCain Is Co-Sponsoring a Bill to Block President Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

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    John McCain Is Co-Sponsoring a Bill to Block President Trump's Transgender Military Ban TIMEJohn McCain is co-sponsoring a new bill to block Trump transgender military ban Washington ExaminerTrump Transgender Ban On Hold Until February The Daily CallerFull coverage

  • 15 September

    Huawei changes tack in Kenya with cheaper smart phones to boost market share

    NAIROBI: China's Huawei Technologies has changed its strategy in Kenya this month to showcase an affordable US$100-200 range of smart phones, hoping the increased sales will boost its local market share, the company's country manager said on Thursday. Huawei is ranked number three in the fast-growing local smart devices market, behind South Korea's Samsung Electronics and Tecno, owned by Hong Kong's Transsion Holdings.

  • 15 September

    Clay Travis used his ‘First Amendment and boobs’ line long before he shocked CNN

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    Clay Travis used his 'First Amendment and boobs' line long before he shocked CNN Washington PostFox Sports' Clay Travis Tells CNN's Brooke Baldwin He Only Believes In “First Amendment And Boobs” DeadlineCNN's Brooke Baldwin shuts down Clay Travis after sexist 'boobs' comment EW.comFull coverage

  • 15 September

    Eleven-year-old ran 5km to raise money for Kenyan children’s charity

    AN 11-year-old school girl - inspired by her idol Mo Farah - completed the children's Great North Run to help abandoned and neglected children in Kenya. Isobelle Fagan from Rainford decided to run the 5km junior run at the Newcastle event, raising A 1,190 for Mercy Rescue Trust which help mistreated youngsters.

  • 15 September

    Returning to Kenya’s Nairobi after 40 years

    Not easy under any circumstances, and even in a place that made such a lasting impression. In practice, the challenge quickly became almost impossible.

  • 15 September

    .com | Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Kenya, Nigeria

    Cape Town AfriForum has reportedly said that it won't be deterred in its case against Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe after she maintained in court papers that the young South African model Gabriella Engels who accused her of assault was the actual aggressor. According to SABC , AfriForum spokesperson Willie Spies said that it was typical of a criminal to blame the

  • 15 September

    Kenyan education minister pays visit to Bingley school

    During the summer break Jamil Parapia, Bingley Grammar School's established Kenyan partnership lead, visited Nairobi with Phil Hawkins from PiXL International with a view to create PiXL Kenya. PiXL is a partnership of schools that work together to try and improve students' life chances.

  • 15 September

    Opposition Lays Out Its Terms to Take Part in Repeat Poll

    [Nation] Nasa leaders on Thursday stuck to their guns and demanded that all the major concerns they raised be addressed before they can participate in the repeat presidential election.

  • 15 September

    Ruling Party Split over Plan to Oust Chief Justice Maraga

    [Nation] The Jubilee Party on Thursday distanced itself from a petition filed by Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu to kick out Chief Justice David Maraga from office.

  • 15 September

    Jubilee MPs Unveil Plan to Reduce Powers of Supreme Court

    [Nation] Jubilee MPs and senators are planning to trim the powers of the Judiciary over the Supreme Court's ruling which annulled the victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta in the August 8 elections.

  • 15 September

    Odinga Running Scared – Deputy President

    [Nation] Deputy President William Ruto has claimed that Nasa leaders fear losing to President Uhuru Kenyatta in the repeat election.