Ken on 22nd Sep

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Lawyers for Kenyan deputy president William Ruto asked judges to adjourn his International Criminal Court (ICC) trial to allow him to return home to deal with an armed attack on a Nairobi shopping mall, according to a court filing seen by Reuters on Sunday. In the filing, lawyers say Ruto, who is in the Hague defending...

Ken on 22nd Sep

Nation Media Group CEO Linus Gitahi has apologized for Sunday Nation’s gory photo on the frontpage.The paper came under attack for their decision to use an image of a woman covered in blood.Kenyans on Twitter started the hashtag #BoycottDailyNation, but that never worked on the ground, as most newspaper stalls ran out of the paper quite early.Interior...

Ken on 22nd Sep

Mbugua and Wahito President Uhuru Kenyatta addressed the nation on Saturday night. He sent his condolences to families who had lost their loved ones, revealing that he had also lost a loved one.Unconfirmed reports say that the president’s nephew, Mbugua and his fiancée Wahito, were on Saturday shot dead at the mall.According to blogger...

Ken on 22nd Sep

Today’s Sunday Nation cover photos has evoked strong reactions on social media. The paper chose to have a large photo of a woman with a face covered in blood, and that has not gone down well with many Kenyans.Citizen TV’s Julie Gichuru was among the first to condemn the paper for their actions. She said that loved ones of the victim on...

Ken on 22nd Sep

Ghanaian poet and diplomat Kofi Awoonor is among the 39 killed during the attack on Westgate Mall. He died on Saturday, aged 78, from injuries sustained in the attack on Westgate Mall, Nairobi. The Ghanaian government confirmed Awoonor’s death early Sunday morning. Awoonor’s son had been shot in the shoulder during the attack, for which Somali...

Ken on 21st Sep

Gunmen are currently (Saturday 21, 2013 – 1500hrs) holding hostages at Nairobi’s premier shopping mall, Westgate, at Westlands.According to some reports, at least 5 people have lost their lives, and several others injured. There is still no clear report on what’s the number of gunmen, and what their demands might be.A good number of...

Ken on 20th Sep

The latest debate on ‘shoot to kill’ orders speaks of a police force that is overwhelmed by criminals and is resorting to extreme measures. However, our efforts to enhance security must be within the rule of law. The rights of all individuals Kenyans as enshrined in our constitution must be respected.  We know that our security officers face...

Ken on 20th Sep

President Uhuru Kenyatta was yesterday conferred upon a Honorary degree of Doctors of Letters (Honoris Causa) by Moi University, during its 29th graduation ceremony. This is in recognition of his efforts to promote peace and unity among Kenyans.The university chancellor, Prof. Miriam Were conducted the ceremony just hours after her appointment.Here...

Ken on 19th Sep

For several days, there have been murmurs that Deputy President William Ruto’s large motorcade at the Hague is not provided by the Dutch government. According to the Star newspaper, some Kenyans living in the city claim that the vehicles escorting Ruto are actually taxis hired by the Kenyan embassy. The paper adds that it is basically easy...

Ken on 19th Sep

Former Naivasha MP John Mututho has been rewarded for his fight against alcohol in Kenya, by being named NACADA head.Mututho was yesterday appointed chairman of the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse to replace Dr Frank Njenga, whose five-year term has elapsed.“I appoint John Mututho the chairman of Nacada board...