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Pastoralists urged to negotiate on grazing and border areas

Members of the pastoral communities have been urged to coexist and stop pasture conflicts as most parts of their regions continue to be hit hard by drought because of low rainfalls experienced in the last seasons. Speaking at a Garissa hotel, the Kenya Livestock Marketing Council chair Dubat Amey said …

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By Salad Malicha Verily I say unto the followers of the “Hustler” Rhetoric: just as the biblical sheep at the shearers is dumb, so are you. And I do not mean dumb in the abusive way for which the Tanga Tanga mouthpieces has become notorious. I mean silent. To Hustler Followers, …

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Meru Governor Kiraitu Muriungi Quits Jubilee Party

Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi and a Jubilee official in the county have indicated they will sever links with the party. In what signals a revolt against President Uhuru Kenyatta by some Mt Kenya leaders, Mr Murungi and Jubilee Meru Branch Secretary-General Alhaji Mwendia cited betrayal, lack of financial accountability and …

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BBI case management conference kicks off at Supreme Court

Whispers Court Correspondent The Court of Appeal is currently holding a case management conference for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) appeal case. President Uhuru Kenyatta, ODM leader Raila Odinga, Attorney General Paul Kihara, IEBC and BBI Secretariat formally file appeals against BBI judgement. Three appellate judges are presiding over the …

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Assad Is Friends with the Arab World Again

After 10 years of war, Syria’s erstwhile enemies are welcoming it back in from the cold. By Anchal Vohra, a Beirut-based columnist for Foreign Policy and a freelance TV correspondent and commentator on the Middle East. A vote in Syria is neither secret nor sacrosanct. On May 26, as the regime-orchestrated elections were held, there …

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Kenya reiterates ban on flights from Somalia over diplomatic row

The Kenyan government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reiterated the ban on flights to Somalia. It said that its move to close its airspace for all the flights from Somalia was prompted by the severance of diplomatic relations between the two countries. In a diplomatic note dated May …

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By Abdirizack Osman While political parties in Kenya have remained brutal, cunning, and complex, it’s time we thought seriously about allowing the public and in particular, party followers to understand how decisions are made in such entities. Current party politics is highly individualised and the main consideration for participating in …

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By Njonjo Mue What you need to know: In January 2021, President Uhuru Kenyatta unlawfully awarded all 2,224 Members of the County Assemblies (MCAs) in the country a car grant of KSh. 2 million each amounting to a total of KSh. 4.5 billion. He ignored the advice of the Controller …

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[videopress XAw4P4ZL] By AP TEL AVIV, Israel — Thousands are rallying in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, calling for coexistence between Jews and Arabs. The demonstration on Saturday night was one of several held across Israel to call for peace between Israelis and Palestinians in the wake of 11 …

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