Last Updated: July 26, 2014 15:58

Helb under criticism but who is to blame for stiffer penalties?

The Higher Education Loans Board (Helb) has come under criticism for demanding money from fresh graduates, who face fines of not less than Sh5,000 for not contacting the board within one year of leaving college and starting repayments.

Nigeria confirms Liberian man died of Ebola in Lagos

Nigeria said Friday that Ebola caused the death of a Liberian national who died in quarantine in Lagos, confirmation that the worst-ever outbreak of the virus has reached Africa's most populous country.

F16 fighter jets scrambled after 'passenger threatens to blow up plane in duty free row'

Two F16 fighter jets were scrambled to escort a passenger plane after a man on board threatened to blow it up.

33 kilometres of trouble put Governor Mutua on road to history

Sometime in 1996, Peninnah Wanjiku Mwangi was forced to abandon her newly constructed business premises at Kithimani junction on the Thika-Garissa highway after it failed to attract potential tenants.

Poachers kill a black rhino as its baby calf falls into a lions' deadly trap

Poachers shot a black mother rhino and later on its calf was killed by lions while escaping danger at a conservancy in Laikipia.

County bosses 'shared' police recruits' slots

County officials shared out slots reserved for police recruits even before recruitment began, an investigation by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has revealed.

Sports

New evidence casts doubt over AFC Leopards coach Pitier De Jongh's qualifications

New evidence casting doubts on De Jongh’s qualifications emerged last week with reports that he was fired as Technical Director of Hungary Club Budapest Honved Academy after he presented a fake UEFA Pro Licence early this year.

Kenya

Pusetu moves to court in bid to fill Cotu post on NSSF board

The Federation of Kenya Public Service Unions of Kenya (Pusetu) is now demanding to take the slot reserved for the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu) in the national pension fund’s board.

The Counties

33 kilometres of trouble put Governor Mutua on road to history

Sometime in 1996, Peninnah Wanjiku Mwangi was forced to abandon her newly constructed business premises at Kithimani junction on the Thika-Garissa highway after it failed to attract potential tenants.

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  • TSC: Filling up commissioners posts begins
    The process to fill vacant positions at the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has started in earnest with a paid up advertisement calling for applications.
  • Man kills pregnant thief as she tried to steal from his house
    Tom Greer, 80, killed Andrea Miller, 28, as she ran away when he pulled a gun on her and her accomplice.
  • World's largest flying insect discovered
    The world's largest flying insect has been discovered in China - and it's bigger than a human hand. The huge aquatic bug has a wingspan of 8.27 inches and has pincers as well as long teeth. After being discovered in Sichuan Province , it was examined by experts at the Insect Museum of West China where it was found to be an unusually big specimen of the giant dobsonfly.

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