Author: Michael Majanga

Eight people were on Saturday, April 17 arrested for allegedly refusing to fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The eight were arrested by Islamic police in Nigeria’s northern state of Kano- one of the 12 mainly Muslim states practicing the Sharia legal system alongside the country’s secular laws. During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims are expected to abstain from eating or drinking between sunrise and sunset. The culprits, according to Hisbah police- who are tasked with enforcing Islamic law in Kano, were found eating in public during the afternoon. The culprits included five females and three males.…

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The year 2021 has been marred with cases of brutal murders that have shocked the nation. Starting from the Kiambu murder, where a 22-year-old student is accused of killing his father, mother, brother, nephew and their farmhand in a plot only drawn in the series “Killing Eve”. Another man in Kayole, Nairobi, is accused of tying his estranged girlfriend to the bed, before setting her house on fire. Just the other day, a mutilated body of a woman was found abandoned inside a car at Witeithie in Juja, Kiambu County. The eyes of Cathering Nyokabi had been gouged out and…

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A two-month-old baby and a 110 years adult are among the new cases of COVID-19 infection in the country. The Ministry of Health says 1,027 people have tested positive for coronavirus between Friday, April 16, and Saturday, April 17. The new cases were detected from the 7,184 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours. As of now, Kenya’s COVID-19 caseload now stands at 151,287, with a positivity rate of 14.3 percent. From the new infections, 1,009 are Kenyans while 18 are foreigners. The males account for the lion’s share of the new cases- 600, against 427 females. COVID…

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A Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidate in Ikanga, Kitui South Sub-County, attempted suicide on Thursday, April 15. It is reported that the 16-year-old boy of Kwa Song’e Primary School tried to kill himself after he missed his KCPE results. Apparently, the school failed to register the boy for the national exam, leading to him being locked out. Not privy to this crucial information, the teenager reported to school on March 22, when the exam was starting, ready to write his test. However, the centre supervisor removed him from the exam room, who said he couldn’t write the test…

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Citizens expect the National Government or County Governments to provide critical services such as police protection, education, health, building and maintaining of roads, just to name but a few. They expect this services judiciously, because the government never fails to collect taxes from mwananchi. But sometimes the government fails in this critical role. For resident of Johannesburg, South Africa, they are fed up with literally begging the relevant authorities. For years now, the City of Joburg streets have been plagued with potholes. They have now taken matters into their own hands. Using asphalt, the residents have taken the initiative to…

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Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria now alleges that about 40% of the current Kenyan MPs hold fake academic documents. According to Kuria, the only genuine document 40% of this lawmakers hold is a driving licence. “For about 40% of the MPs in the 12th parliament, the only genuine document they hold is a driving Licence,” he says. Although Kuria’s statement is just but his own opinion, the formal employment sector has been plagued with fake academic certificate holders. The 12th Parliament is a bicameral one. The National Assembly has 350 members while the Senate has 67 members. Moses Kuria says…

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A case in which Migori Governor Okoth Obado is accused of the murder of university student Sharon Otieno is set to resume. According to the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP), the hearing of the murder case will now proceed from 5th July 2021 to 15th July 2021. Making the announcement on Friday, April 16, DPP Yusuf Haji says that the case has lagged behind because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The case was scheduled for hearing on 16th and 17th March 2020 but was taken out following directions for scaling down of court activities by the Chief Justice following…

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared vacant four positions of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioners. In Gazette Notice No. 3522 issued on April 14, President Uhuru gave the leeway for the process of replacing the four IEBC commissioners to start. IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred by Section 7(A) of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Act, 2011, I Uhuru Kenyatta… declare vacancies in the positions of four members of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission,” reads the gazette notice. A troubled IEBC Just eight days before the October 26 repeat presidential election, Commissioner Roselyne Akombe announced her…

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Tension is high in Baringo South after armed bandits on Thursday, April 15 killed a Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) officer in a night attack. The armed bandits raided a security agency camp in Mukutani area with the exchange of gunfire that ensued leading to the fatal shooting of the KDF officer. A police report filed at Mukutani Police Station says that at around 8:00 pm the bandits attacked the camp that houses General Service Unit (GSU), Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU), and KDF officers. Confirming the incident, area chief Mr Benjamin Lecher said the body of the slain officer is still…

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Fireworks are expected today (Friday, April 16) as Senior Counsel Philip Murgor takes the hot seat at the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) interviews for the next Chief Justice. Already, Kenyans have been treated to high octane drama if not humour. From Justice Said Chitembwe weeping, and jaw-dropping moments on his convictions regarding underage sexual relationships, to Justice Njagi Marete having to defend his sanity to the panel. Only that for Murgor, he will be facing a panel that he has already concluded that might be biased towards a particular candidate. Pause on CJ Mwilu The former Director of Public Prosecution…

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