who is to be blamed for missing school girls - Who is to be blamed for missing school girls?

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As I waited for a bank agent to deposit some school fees for my child in primary school today, a number of schoolgirls were hanging by struggling to reach their parents to send them bus fare to reach their homes. Listening to their conversation in monotones, it was clear that they had been sent home […]

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A cartoon show was playing, it was one of Dancan Githinji’s favourites. But he wasn’t there to watch. He never would be. Dancan, the only son of Joyce Muthoni and David Njunguna, had been shot by police on Sunday night as they confronted women who were selling chang’aa nearby in  Kahawa West, Soweto, Nairobi. Was […]

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man living in a lorry home over rent arrears shocks census enumerators - Man living in a lorry ‘home’ over rent arrears shocks census enumerators

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A 57-year-old man from Kakamega was counted inside a lorry where he lives after being ejected from his house over rent arrears. Enumerators were shocked upon discovering that Mohamed Muhati has been living in the grounded lorry at a garage in Majengo estate in Embu town. Muhati presented the lorry as his home and it […]

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your honour the chicken followed me home says alleged thief - ‘Your honour, the chicken followed me home,’ says alleged thief

A chicken theft convict has pleaded for forgiveness. Caroline Murugi on Thursday said she did not steal her neighbour’s chicken, saying the bird followed her. Murugi admitted she was found in possession of the carcass a chicken belonging to Mercy Gakii at Ndubai in Embu North sub-county on Monday.  The chicken was worth Sh700. She […]

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mca stirs debated over mini dress in embu - MCA stirs debated over mini-dress in Embu

Debate in the Embu county assembly was temporarily interrupted after a group of male MCAs complained about their colleague arriving in a mini skirt. Mavuria MCA Ngari Mbaka refused to sit through the session after temporary speaker Phillip Nzangi failed to throw out the nominated ward representative Margaret Kariuki after he complained that she was […]

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woman charged with stabbing husbands lover as he watched is freed - Woman charged with stabbing husband’s lover as he watched is freed

After six years in the corridors of justice, the High Court yesterday acquitted a woman accused of stabbing her husband’s alleged lover to death as he watched. Benedita Gacugu was acquitted of murder for what Justice Florence Muchemi said was lack of enough evidence against her. Muchemi agreed with lawyer Momanyi Gichuki, for the suspect, […]

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“She was such a hard worker, a good student and an amazing doctor-to-be,” Rodgers Abidha says about his friend, Moi University medical student, Ivy Wangechi. “She stayed late taking care of patients and diligently followed up on them.” Ivy Wangeci was a 6th-year medical student at Moi University in Eldoret  Image: COURTESY Wangechi was killed by […]

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