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Al Shabab roadside bomb kills 11 police officers in east Kenya

At least eight Kenyan police officers have died after their car hit a roadside bomb near the Somali border.

Eleven people were in the car when it hit the device in east Wajir county. The fate of the others is unclear.

Crucify the corrupt in Kenya

During the trial of Jesus Christ just before his crucifixion, Pontius Pilate gave the people a choice between Jesus the Messiah and Barabbas, a notorious thief and murderer.

“Which of the two do you want me to release to you”, he asked. “Barabbas”, the crowd shouted in unison. Pilate then asked, “What shall I do with Jesus, the Messiah?” The crowd shouted, “Crucify him!”.

BoU Governor Mutebile advises public on new Kenyan bank notes

The Bank of Uganda Governor Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile has advised the general public to take note of the changes made by the Central Bank of Kenya on its currencies.

In a media release circulated on June 12, Mutebile urged the public to be vigilant when transacting in the Kenyan currency.

Kenya currency suspension disrupts businesses , money changers in Uganda

 Businesses and money changers have suffered major disruptions following the suspension of the Kenyan currency conversion in Uganda.

Consequently, many have seen the value of their money fall but also had to contact their friends near the border to help them do conversions in Kenya.

In a statement issued last evening, Bank of Uganda said it had been informed by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) that they have issued a new series of banknotes effective May 31, 2019, with a view to combat illicit flows and counterfeits into Kenya.

Piracy ; Anthony Joshua and Andy Ritz fight watched illegally in UK,Kenya,Nigeria

Data from privacy firm Muso has revealed that more than 13 million people worldwide streamed the boxing match between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr illegally.

The top three countries were Nigeria (2.35 million), Kenya (998,027) and UK (921,994). ​

Uganda to compensate Kenyan pilgrims knocked on their way to Namugongo

 President Yoweri Museveni has ordered the Minister for East African Community Affairs Kirunda Kivejinja to contact families of the Kenyan pilgrims who were knocked dead in Uganda two weeks ago, for possible compensation.

Four Kenyans were knocked dead by a hit and run commuter taxi on May 26, 2019 while walking through Waina Village in Mayuge district along the Iganga-Tororo highway on their way to Namugongo. Ten others sustained serious injuries.

Kenyan court refuses to scrap anti-gay laws

Kenya’s high court refused to scrap laws criminalising homosexuality on Friday in a blow to the gay community that is set to ripple across a continent where homophobia is rife.
Gay rights organisations had hoped Kenya would follow in the footsteps of African nations like Angola, or those further afield like India, and end decades-old laws which criminalise gay sex.

Babu Owino calls for public participation as he monitors 8,000 bursaries in his county and laughs at Museveni

Kenya Embakasi East legislator Babu Owino a close friend to Kyadondo East MP Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu also known as Bobi Wine, has called upon residents of Embakasi County to participate in monitoring of the bursary scheme to promote the education sector.

Babu said One of the founding principles of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 is public participation in governance. It is important that the people must know and have a say in what their leaders have planned for them.

Duty of care : Kenya deports 17 foreigners in betting row

A total of seventeen foreigners involved in illegal gambling business in the country were Tuesday deported in renewed efforts by the government to tame the betting craze.

Those sent back to their countries include Chinese, Turkish and Spanish nationals.

Kenya currently has more than 30 licensed betting firms and casinos, although only a few are in operation

Eas Africa countries asked to embrace joint military trainings

Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) chief of training, Maj. Gen. Willis Byarugaba, has tasked East African member states to pursue joint military trainings which he says will create a united front on combating terrorism and peace building within the region.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony of 64 officers who underwent a four months’ instructors’ course of intake 30/2019, at junior command and Staff College in Jinja district on Saturday, Byarugaba argues that, joint trainings contribute to brotherhood within the forces that will selflessly lookout for their neighbours when cases of insecurity arise.

Kagame, Uhuru and Keïta push for common African ICT agenda

African countries have a better chance to benefit from the digital revolution through collaborating as opposed to working as separate entities, Heads of State attending the Transform Africa Summit have said.

The summit, which opened in Kigali yesterday, was attended by Presidents Paul Kagame, Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya and Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta of Mali.

Man stabs teenage girl friend 11 times

Three people are recuperating at different hospitals in Meru following a botched murder-suicide incident.

A teenage girl and her toddler were seriously injured after a man attacked them with a knife before he tried to take his own life on Thursday last week.

Kenyan court sentences Briton to four years on terrorism charges


A Kenyan court on Thursday sentenced a British man to four years in prison on charges of helping to plan attacks in Kenya and possessing bomb-making materials.

Jermaine Grant was convicted of the offenses in late April in a judgment that found him to be in possession of materials to cause explosions including hydrogen peroxide, AA batteries and electrical wire.

Bobi Wine partner in Kenya arrested for planing to overthrow Kenya ‘s govt

Boniface Mwangi (34) has been arrested by Kenyan Police over allegations that the younger vocal activist, a photographer and publisher was planning to overthrow the government.

Mwangi is a partner to Uganda’s pop music star who turned a politician recently the Kyadondo East legislator Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu popularly known by his stage name Bobi Wine. Mwangi is also a close friend to Embakasi East MP Babu Owino also a youthful Kenyan legislator and have links with South Africa’s Julius Sello Malema.

East Africa military spending tops $2.9b, new hardware displayed

East Africa’s military spending rose by $200 million last year to $2.9 billion, as countries sought to modernise their hardware.

According to data released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri), an independent global security think tank, Kenya leads in the ballooning of military budgets, adding $80 million to its expenditure.

Top six Kenyan wealth politicians ready to finance Bobi Wine Presidential bid

By Whisper Eye

A number of Kenyan politicians are determined to force Uganda’s president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni from power by any possible means as early as possible. These political leaders are among the new breed of new Africa’s Nationalists in contemporary time. These leaders are working day and night to end Museveni’s rule in Uganda much earlier working with the Kyadondo East MP Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu popularly known as Bobi Wine and other forces of Change with and outside Uganda. They vowed to deliver Mr. Wine to State house Entebbe by ballot or bullet.