Here are the stories making headlines today.

Raila Leads by 53%, Uhuru at 41% – ODM Releases Fake Ipsos Poll

Nasa candidate Raila Odinga is ahead by 53% while President Uhuru Kenyatta comes in second with 41%. This is according to the latest Ipsos poll released yesterday. Small problem though.. Ipsos did not release any poll. The above figures were first published by Nasa-aligned blog Kenya Today und

Western Think Tanks Predict 58% Uhuru Win? – Duale Falls for FAKE NEWS

It’s fake news season in fake news country. There are 2 sides in this equation. The political party sponsored fake news, and the money motivated fake news. Both Nasa and Jubilee have their own online warriors running multiple blogs, and Twitter accounts. Their purpose is to highlight any misstep

Watch How this Baby Reacts When her Mother Chants ‘Jubilee’ and ‘Nasa’

An adorable baby girl is the star of Kenyan internet after a video of her reactions to political chants of the two main political outfits, Jubilee and Nasa, emerged on the interwebs. The video, shared by blogger Robert Alai on Tuesday, captures the baby’s interesting reactions when her mother cha

Comedian Njugush Parodies Failed Marriage Proposal and It is Hilarious (VIDEO)

Earlier this week, we showed you that flopped marriage proposal by a Kenyan lad at Chicken Inn and the video has since gone viral. Read: Too Embarrassing!

London fire: Mourning, anger and questions over lives lost in inferno

Almost 24 hours after the devastating fire in London’s North Kensington l eft at least 12 people dead, firefighters are still working to dampen the blaze and search for bodies. Questions remain over how the Grenfell Tower fire began and how it spread so quickly through the 1970s-era building that was home to as many as 500 people.

Source: Investigators for the special counsel will soon speak to senior intelligence officials

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators have asked for information and will talk to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers, according to a source familiar with the matter. Investigators have also sought information from recently retired NSA Deputy Director Richard Ledgett, according to the source.

Rep. Scalise shot in Virginia

Brooks said he was on deck at a practice for the congressional baseball team when the shooting occurred. Scalise, the majority whip, appeared to have been shot in the hip and it appeared two Capitol Hill police agents were shot, he added. According to both congressional and law enforcement sources, the shooting appears to be a “deliberate attack.”

Australia’s Turnbull mocks Trump in leaked audio

The Australian Prime Minister mocked his US counterpart in a speech Wednesday night to a gathered crowd of journalists and politicians, during the Australian Parliament’s boozy annual Midwinter Ball. In leaked audio aired by Australia’s Channel Nine, Turnbull poked fun at his own efforts to ingratiate himself with the new US President during their meeting in New York.

Pentagon agrees $12B jet deal with Qatar

“Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis met today with Qatari Minister of State for Defense Affairs Dr. Khalid al-Attiyah to discuss concluding steps in finalizing the Foreign Military Sales purchase of US-manufactured F-15 fighter aircraft by the State of Qatar.

Fox News drops ‘Fair and Balanced’ slogan

In its place, producers have been asked to use the network’s other slogan: “Most Watched. Most Trusted” — a statement that is at least half true, insofar as Fox News maintains some of the highest ratings in cable news. The network will also introduce a new slogan soon, a source there said.

China’s worrying habit of making business leaders disappear

The latest example is Wu Xiaohui, the chairman of a major insurance company that owns the Waldorf Astoria in New York and recently held talks with the Kushner family over a Manhattan office tower. He is reported to have been detained by authorities on Friday as part of a government investigation.

Real Madrid has ‘full confidence’ in Cristiano Ronaldo

The Spanish club said it was “absolutely convinced” that the 32-year-old forward will prove his “total innocence.” “Cristiano Ronaldo has always shown since his arrival at Real Madrid CF, in July 2009, a clear will to fulfill all his tax obligations,” said the club on its website.

Cladding turned tiny fire into hell

12 confirmed dead and death toll will rise after huge inferno broke out at a residential tower block in London Dozens including children and elderly still missing after fire engulfed Grenfell Tower in White City at 1am Residents were seen throwing themselves and their children out of windows to avoid

Adele grows emotional as she appears at tragic Grenfell Tower

Adele made an appearance at Grenfell Tower on Wednesday evening, less than 24 hours after a horrific blaze devastated the building killing residents. The fire swept through the 27-storey tower block in just 15 minutes after a faulty fridge exploded, in what could be one of the worst in British history amid fears nobody on its top three floors survived.

Man who lived in flat where tower fire started ‘packed BAG OF CLOTHES’

Maryam Adam, 41, said neighbour knocked on her door to warn her at 12.50am She said: ‘I saw outside his flat his luggage – there was a big bag with his clothes’ At 12.54am 999 was called and the first engines arrived within six minutes After another 15 minutes the whole of the west London tower was largely alight The Grenfell Tower resident whose faulty fridge exploded and started Britain’s most deadly fire for a generation packed a bag and then raised the alarm, his pregnant neighbour claimed today.

Cladding company has covered six other ageing blocks in London ALONE

Doomed Grenfell Tower was equipped with cladding by East Sussex-based company Harley Facades in 2016 It has since come to light that the firm used a similar aluminium composite material to clad several high rises Four 23-storey tower blocks in Camden and a 23-storey block with 115 flats in Newham

Elon Musk wants your trip to Mars to be like a Carnival cruise

Hey, if you’re going to move to Mars, you might as well do it in style, right? Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk wants to make sure that everyone traveling to the red planet with SpaceX in the future has a really great time while they do it.

Facebook is about to look like a Hallmark store exploded

Those annoying colored posts on Facebook aren’t going anywhere. In fact, they’re getting an upgrade. Facebook has been quietly adding patterns, textures, illustration, and more to the status cards. Users around the world have been noticing a number of new background options in different colors.

Facebook Safety Check for London fire stirs up more backlash for the feature

Facebook’s Safety Check feature was triggered Wednesday after a massive fire broke out at a London apartment block in the middle of the night. At least a dozen were killed in the early morning blaze, more than 65 injured, and many of the hundreds who would have been asleep in the Grenfell Tower building are still unaccounted for.

How tablets are transforming the lives of young refugees in sub-Saharan Africa

Fugia is only a teenager, but her sense of ambition is tangible. Just 15 years old, she has plans to be a doctor, and she understands education is the surest path to achieving her dream. But getting an education isn’t easy.

‘Game of Thrones’ dreamboat to star in Netflix’s ‘Haunting of Hill House’ series

Daenerys Targaryen might have ditched him last season, but her loss is Netflix’s gain; Game of Thrones star Michiel Huisman has been cast in the streaming network’s adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House, Mashable has confirmed.