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World's longest-serving President, Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang to run again to extend 43-year rule

Reuters

The world's longest-standing leader, President Teodoro Obiang of Equatorial Guinea, will run for office again in November elections, his party announced on Friday, likely extending a 43-year tenure that began when he snatched power in a 1979 coup.

Kidnappers abduct three baby chimpanzees from a sanctuary, demand six-figure ransom

Albanus Kiswili

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have launched investigations in a bid to identify kidnappers who abducted three baby Chimpanzees in an animal sanctuary.The k

Cause of Kisumu train accident revealed; at least 250 passengers were on board

Michael Majanga

A Kenya Railways train carrying at least 250 passengers was on Saturday, September 24 morning involved in an accident at the Mamboleo Flyover, Kisumu County.The accident occurred when part of

Russia dismisses claims of donating fertilizer to Kenya

Gachambi Nderitu

Russian Embassy in Kenya has dismissed claims of donating fertilizer to Kenya. Speculations were rife on social media that the subsidized fertilizer being sold by President William Ruto's government was a donation by UralChem company based

Why University of Nairobi is scrapping these 10 courses

Michael Majanga

The University of Nairobi (UoN) has scrapped 10 courses from its list.Speaking during UoN's  67th Graduation Ceremony on Friday, September 23, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Stephen Kiama s

10 things Uhuru Kenyatta can do in his retirement

Michael Majanga

Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya's 4th President has finished his Constitutional two terms and has hanged his political boots.COTU Secretary-General Francis Atwoli is among the leaders who insisted that at 61 years, Uhuru will be too young to retire f

"You deposits are safe"- First Community Bank CEO speaks after rumours of closure

Alex Waithaka

First Community Bank has dismissed as "rumours" viral reports circulating on social media that the institution is facing imminent closure. In a statement, Chief Executive Officer Dr. Hussein Hassan reiterated the bank’s commitment to co

MP defends MCAs who couldn't speak English: "Accommodate use of local languages"

Alex Waithaka

Githunguri Member of Parliament Gathoni Wamuchomba is proposing that local languages be used during national events to avoid the embarrassment witnessed recently in Turkana and Kisii County Assemblies.Her proposal comes in the light of the

Orengo to Kenya Kwanza: Stop excuses and give Kenyans what you promised

Roving Correspondent

Siaya Governor James Orengo has challenged

More questions than answers as England limps towards World Cup

Reuters

World Cup semi-finalists in 2018, European Championship runners-up last year, England were surfi

Uganda Ebola death toll rises to four

Reuters

Three more Ebola patients have died in Uganda, the health ministry said on Friday, bringing the total death toll to four,

Kiambu Community Health Volunteers to receive monthly salaries if bill is passed

Ephantus Maara

Community Health Volunteers (CHV) in Kiambu County have a reason to smile after Governor Kimani Wamatangi pledged to enact a bill that will see them receive monthly salary into law.Governor Wamatangi has consequently urged MCAs to fastract

Drama as Kikuyu Police Station officer rans away with OB, cocks gun at residents

Michael Majanga

Drama ensued at the Kikuyu Police Station in Kiambu County on Thursday, September 23 night after a police officer ran away with the OB.Constable Marcel Wekesa is said to have reported for night duty at the station at 7pm. However, he left t

Governor Sakaja defends trimming of CBD tree, says it's to prevent Marabou stork invasion

Michael Majanga

Governor Johnson Sakaja has assured city residents that the cutting of a tree that sits at the Central Business District (CBD) was for a good course.There was a public uproar after the tree - which sits at Kenyatta Avenue near the Bank of I

GSU officer arrested after stabbing colleague with kitchen knife

Michael Majanga

A General Service Unit (GSU) police officer has been arrested after he reportedly stabbed his colleague.GSU officer James Lutoma - attached to the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation - allegedly stabbed John Kithaka at their place of residence b

Court allows Hushpuppi's Kenyan ally to be extradited to US

Albanus Kiswili

A Nairobi court has allowed the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji to extradite the 

Three die, six injured as matatu collides head-on with a bodaboda

Michael Majanga

Three people have been killed and six others seriously injured in an accident along the Sagana-Kagio Road in Kirinyaga County on Friday, September 23 morning.The accident occurred when a PSV matatu collided head-on with a motorcycle carryin

President Ruto meets U.S counterpart Joe Biden, fellow 'Bottom-up' economic model crusader

Michael Majanga

Kenya's President William Ruto was among the 22 Heads of State who were hosted to a dinner by U.S President Joe Biden on Thursday, September 22 night.Ruto and his counterparts are attending the ongoing 77th session of the United Nations Gen

Trouble in Raila's ODM paradise: MPs wash dirty linen in public over House positions

Michael Majanga

There seems to be trouble in the Orange Democratic Movement's (ODM) paradise.For the first time in many years, it seems that rifts are emerging in the long-time opposition leader Raila Odinga-led party, if recent statements by some of its m

Iran's President cancels interview after female journalist refused to wear headscarf

Michael Majanga

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Wednesday, September 22 declined to go on with an interview on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, after the interviewer declined to wear a headscarf.Raisi was to give CNN's C