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Uhuru raises county allocation to 43 per cent of national revenue

County governments will now receive Kshs 226.7 billion, representing 43 % of the national revenue according to a new law signed by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi Wednesday.

IEBC protests order to include ex-MP’s name in ballot box

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has faulted High Court ruling to include the name of former Kasarani MP William Omondi in the ballot for next week’s Mathare by-election.

US will not cut HIV/Aids funding to Kenya

The Barack Obama Administration has allayed fears that it was slashing funding for fighting HIV Aids pandemic in Kenya through the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDs relief (PEPFAR).

Cord MPs defend State House visit

Two MPs from Kwale who were among other leaders that visited statehouse last week have come out to defend their move, a day after a section of Muslim clerics and leaders gave them an ultimatum of 14 days to apologise.

Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies from virus

The doctor leading Sierra Leone's fight against the worst Ebola outbreak on record died from the virus on Tuesday, the country's chief medical officer said.

Kenyan girls to sue British Airways over alleged abuse by pilot

Girls and young women who allege they were sexually abused by a British Airways (BA) pilot in African schools and orphanages plan to sue the airline, a law firm representing them said on Wednesday.

Sports

Carlos Tevez's father kidnapped, released after ransom paid

The father of Juventus striker Carlos Tevez was kidnapped in Buenos Aires on Tuesday before being released following the payment of a ransom, according to local media.

Kenya

ICC piles pressure on Kenya to release Uhuru records

International Criminal Court judges stepped up the pressure on the Jubilee administration to make available all the crucial information, including financial records the prosecution hopes would buttress the case against President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The Counties

Meru man accused of robbing an 85-year-old of a walking stick freed from death sentence

The High Court sitting in Meru has freed a man who had been sentenced to death for violently robbing an 85-year old man of a walking stick and Sh5, 000 cash.

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