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Army joins disarmament operation
Army personnel have moved into West Pokot with their heavy guns and all-terrain tanks to lead the Government’s disarmament exercise and renewed war on cattle rustling. full story

The gaping hole in the wall of a house in Eastleigh, Nairobi, which was caused by an explosion on Sunday. 15 people were sustained serious burns. Pic by Rebecca Nduku


Kombo reveals coalition plans with Ngilu party
Ford Kenya chairman Musikari Kombo says his party could team up with Health minister Charity Ngilu’s National Party of Kenya to field candidates in the coming by-elections. full story

15 injured in mystery explosion
Mystery surrounds the cause of an explosion in Nairobi’s Eastleigh estate in which 15 people were injured on Saturday night. full story





Chinese oil firm receives high A2 rating
Chinese oil exploration giant, CNOOC Limited, has received a major boost of confidence as it embarks on expanding its overseas exploration to Kenya.

Kenyans dominate Dakar Grand Prix meet
Cosmas Rono won the 800m race on Saturday as Kenyan runners dominated the IAAF Grand Prix meeting in Dakar, Senegal.
Leseketeti claims top spot in Safaricom Half marathon
Gabriel Leseketeti out sprinted the rest of the field in the last 500 metres to win the annual Namunyak Safaricom Half Marathon over the weekend.
KPA are new club champions
Kenya Ports Authority are the 2006 East and Central Africa Basketball club Champions.
Pasquale, Kipkoech to clash in final duel
Top seed Stephen de Pasquale and Eric Kipkoech on Sunday qualified for the final of the boys’ under-12 category during the Mombasa Sports Club sponsored Labour Day tournament.

Scores feared dead in flash floods
Scores of people are feared dead and more than 800 families displaced after raging floods swept settlements in North Eastern Province at the weekend. full story

Little to celebrate for Kenyan worker
Tom Chitechi works as a domestic servant for a senior Government official in Nairobi’s Kilimani area. As the world marks Labour Day, like many other Kenyan workers who live from hand to mouth, he has nothing to show for the fruits of his labour. full story

Report: Kenya has 54 political parties
A status report on registered political parties has revealed a widespread proliferation of outfits, some even without physical addresses. full story

Kenya to push for research on ‘neglected diseases’
The governments of Kenya and Brazil will lobby for an international fund for research on “neglected diseases” at a World Health Organisation meeting this month. full story

Safari Kenya: The Mystical Experience..
Kenya is the premier safari country. It is a land of contrasts, comprising of arid deserts, rich savannahs, snow-capped Mount Kenya, the Great Rift Valley, lakes and palm-fringed sandy beaches. The country boasts the widest array of game species in Africa, making it the ultimate travel destination.

Big issue
Stuck in the past
The horsehair wigs, robes and tedious titles are some of archaic practices maintained in the country’s legal system. Are we likely to discard them? Dauti Kahura finds out.

Financial Standard

ATM giants lock horns at Postbank
Consumers in service quality blizz as market war hots up


The spy that has hired you

School & Career
Polytechnics to offer degrees
‘Softer options’ gain ground at science colleges


Girls on girls


Bottles of life



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