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Court denies Sonko passports for travel to UN conference

The Anti-Corruption Court has denied Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko permission to travel to the United Arabs Emirates for a UN-Habitat conference on the city’s sustainable development. Milimani Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti explained that it was not clear how Sonko got the invitation from office, since he was barred last December over a Sh357 million corruption […]

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Locusts: UN calls for international help in East Africa

The UN has called for international help to fight huge swarms of desert locusts sweeping through east Africa. A spokesman for the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), called for aid to “avert any threats to food security, livelihoods, malnutrition”. Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are all struggling with “unprecedented” and “devastating” swarms of the food-devouring […]

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A home surveillance camera captured 5 mountain lions, typically solitary animals, hanging out together

Seeing one mountain lion is rare enough — the animals tend to both avoid humans and stick to themselves, the exact opposite of a pack mentality. That’s what makes this occurrence so special: a home surveillance camera captured five (!!!) mountain lions hanging out together. It’s quite the rebrand for the animals, which have previously […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook is striking back at critics who say innovation in the smartphone industry has peaked

Apple CEO Tim Cook doesn’t think the smartphone industry is anywhere near reaching its peak. “I know of no one who would call a 12-year-old mature,” Cook said when speaking with Nikkei Asian Review, apparently referencing the 12 years since the first iPhone debuted – a milestone launch that’s largely perceived to have kicked off […]

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Safaricom ordered to release M-Pesa statements to suspects in Sh300m fraud case

Court has ordered Safaricom to release M-pesa transaction statements to one of the accused in Sh300 million fraud case. Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi ruled that even if Safaricom is not a complainant in the case against the three accused, it has a mandate to present such information to its clients.“Safaricom is a service provider and […]

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Chinese aim to build a firm 400kV Konza-Isinya power line at Konza city.

China Aerospace Construction Group has launched construction of a 40-km 400kV Konza-Isinya transmission line, which will power Konza City as well as Kajiado, Makueni, and Machakos counties. The project, which is being undertaken in partnership with Kenya’s ministry of energy, is aimed to ensure steady supply of power for the proposed smart city located in […]