Last Updated: July 23, 2014 16:49

COTU sets date for strike, demands removal of CS Kambi

Central organisation of Trade Unions (COTU) has announced a nationwide strike on 4th August, to demand the removal of the Cabinet Secretary for Labour Kazungu Kambi over alleged ineptness.

Police arrest Nigerian after narcotics burst in his stomach

A Nigerian was arrested in Nairobi when narcotics he was carrying burst in his belly prompting his hospitalisation.

Mathare by-election: Semelango to know fate on Monday 28

Parties in a case where the former Youth Development Fund Chairman Gor Semelango wants the Mathare By Elections slated for August 7 postponed, have been directed to file and serve their responses by July 25.

CORD drops Mung'aro as Minority Whip

The fate of National Assembly Minority Whip and Kilifi North MP Gideon Mung’aro has been sealed. Highly impeccable sources say that the opposition Cord joint PG meeting held on Tuesday resolved to sack him.

Oklahoma teen accused of sexually abusing children in Kenya

An Oklahoma teenager is charged with traveling to Kenya to sexually abuse children at a missionary children's home in the East African country, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Equity eyes more merchants for card business

Equity Bank is recruiting vendors to pave way for regional acceptance of its American Express Cards among other payment solutions offered by the bank.


Commonwealth Games schedule and who to look out for

With just a few days remaining until the action gets underway here's all you need to know about when and where your favourite athletes will compete.


Parliament orders Kavuludi to postpone police training commencement

The National Assembly has ordered police employer, the National Police Service Commission to push forward the August 5 reporting date for recruits pending probe.

The Counties

Killings rock land company, 43 years later

When a group of Kenya’s first President Jomo Kenyatta’s age mates mooted the idea of forming a land-buying firm, they had no idea that 43 years later, their investments would be worth billions.



Health & Science

  • Secret lives of doctors uncovered
    Recently, when my extended family came for a visit, our conversations led me to realise that despite my being a doctor for more than 20 years, they have no idea what my daily life is like. This means my patients have no idea either.
  • WHO: cervical cancer six times more prevalent in Kenya than in western countries
    Women and medical practitioners are alarmed over the increasing cases of cervical cancer in Kenya as the killer disease continues affecting thousands of women every year. Medical specialists say too many women are developing the cancer unnecessarily and facing the pain and hassle of expensive treatments when there are effective and relatively inexpensive techniques of preventing the disease or catching it early.
  • People whose parents died have greater risk of mortality, Swedish study claims
    People who lost either a mother or a father during childhood have a greater risk of mortality in the years following the parent's death, according to a study published Tuesday in the US journal PLOS Medicine.