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Party Leaders Say Uhuru, Raila 'Handshake' Has Calmed the Country

[Nation] Jubilee and Orange Democratic Movement leaders have committed to work together to ensure the success of the Building Bridges Initiative initiated by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Mr Raila Odinga. (AllAfrica)

College Student Jailed for Love Texts to Ugandan MP

[Nairobi News] If you thought it is only Kenyan lawmakers being troubled by menacing seduction tactics by the public, wait till you meet a Woman Representative in Uganda who cried in court while narrating her experience with a smitten young man. (AllAfrica)

Governor Sonko Launches Monthly Clean-Up in Nairobi

[Capital FM] Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has launched a major clean-up exercise to be done monthly, as part of measures to reclaim the city's lost glory. (AllAfrica)

Why Rapper Prezzo Broke Up With Tanzanian Girlfriend Amber Lulu

[Nairobi News] Kenyan rapper Prezzo has broken up with his Tanzanian musician Amber Lulu. (AllAfrica)

High Court Clears Hurdle for Uhuru's JSC Nominees

[Nation] Former Kenyatta University Vice Chancellor Olive Mugenda, former Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Felix Koskei and former Clerk of the National Assembly Patrick Gichohi will be sworn-in as members of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC). (AllAfrica)

Rwanda, Kenya Win At 'Green Oscars'

[East African] Two East African conservationists, Munir Virani of Kenya and Olivier Nsengimana of Rwanda, are the recipients of the prestigious Whitley Award 2018. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia's Dams Threaten Thousands of Kenyans - Environmentalists

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -The world's biggest desert lake could run short of drinking water and fish if Ethiopia moves ahead with plans to construct two dams (AllAfrica)

Avocado Toast Boom Sways Kenya's Coffee Farmers

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mugambone, Kenya -As it gets harder to make a profit growing coffee, Kenya's farmers try a new way to earn cash (AllAfrica)

Surveillance Increased in Migori Ahead of Kenyatta, Magufuli Visit

[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Tanzanian counterpart, John Magufuli, could face the challenge of increased smuggling of contraband goods and illegal substances across the border when they tour Migori County later this month. (AllAfrica)

Killer Patel Dam Owners Charged With Manslaughter

[Nation] Two managers of Patel Estates, owners of the dam that collapsed and killed 47 people in Nakuru in May, were on Thursday charged with manslaughter in a Naivasha court. (AllAfrica)

Long Trips Leave World Cup Players Weary - and Coaches Short-Tempered

[Nation] Moscow, Russia -Fifa's policy at the 2018 World Cup here is simple: You win your knock-out matches and you stay. You lose your match, and you leave the team's training base immediately. (AllAfrica)

U.S.$10 Million Stolen During Repeat Poll, Says Audit

[Nation] An Internal audit by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has revealed possible misappropriation of more than Sh1 billion during last year's repeat presidential election. (AllAfrica)

Hope for Resurrecting Northern White Rhino - but What's the Point?

[The Conversation Africa] Scientists have for the first time created hybrid embryos with DNA from the nearly-extinct northern white rhinoceros, an advance that could ultimately lead to the first resurrection of a mega-mammal. But while this scientific achievement could provide a new way to produce future generations of endangered or extinct animals, applying this approach to the white rhino does not meet with universal approval among conservationists. (AllAfrica)

Kenyan Firms to Explore More Investment Chances in Tz

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Kenyan firms are planning to send a business delegation to explore investment opportunities available in Tanzania. (AllAfrica)

Michael Kamau Charged Anew Over Sh33m Road Tender Award

[Nation] Former Transport Cabinet Secretary Michael Kamau has been charged anew over Sh33 million tender award for a road in Bungoma County. (AllAfrica)

Turkana Oil Standoff - Leaders Declare Truce After Talks

[Nation] Turkana leaders have declared a truce and allowed resumption of oil transportation after a week of protests. (AllAfrica)

Embobut Forest - the Only Home the Sengwer Know

[Nation] David Kipkosgei, 39, suppresses a shiver as he points to a brown desolation on a hilltop that was once his home. (AllAfrica)

Solai Dam Owners to Spend Weekend in Jail Pending Bail

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Three people charged over the Solai dam tragedy that killed 47 people will now remain in custody until Monday after the court declined to release them on bail Friday. (AllAfrica)

Tens of Thousands Go Hungry After Floods - Aid Agencies

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -After a severe drought last year, East Africa was hit by two months of heavy rains, disrupting the lives of millions of people in Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia and Uganda (AllAfrica)

Court Detains Dubai Cash Heist Suspect

[Nation] Police have detained a Kenyan woman arrested in Dubai for stealing Ksh140 million from a Cash-In-Transit (CIT) van pending extradition to the foreign land for prosecution. (AllAfrica)

Case Challenging Jubilee MCAs' Nomination Thrown Out

[Nation] An election petition challenging validity of nomination of nine Laikipia Jubilee Party MCAs has been thrown out by High Court over irregularities.Justice Hatari Waweru ruled that the court papers filed by the petitioners were defective as they lacked a supporting affidavit. The petitioners also used a commissioner of oaths who is not duly appointed."The supporting affidavit fell afoul of clear provisions of statute. These provisions were not merely procedural technicalities. They were substantive provision (AllAfrica)

Digital Taxi Services Paralyzed, Strike Enters 4th Day

[VOA] Drivers of Kenya's digital taxis shut down operations Monday in protest of what they term as exploitative corporate practices. They say the firms are charging low rates to their clients, yet imposing high commissions on the drivers, leading them to work longer hours with little pay. (AllAfrica)

Govt Suppliers Go Unpaid as Corruption Depletes State Coffers

[VOA] Kenya's government is failing to pay many of its contractors on time, as corruption drains funds for legitimate projects from state coffers, suppliers and officials say. (AllAfrica)

Kenya's Diplomatic Standing on the Rise, Foreign CS Says

[Nation] Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma was Thursday bullish about Kenya's diplomatic standing, citing the planned opening of 16 new missions as evidence of deepening bilateral ties. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania, Kenya Finally Agree to Resolve Protracted Trade Dispute

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzanian and Kenyan traders will now freely export milk, wheat and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) into either of the countries' markets following a joint agreement announced yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Students Spend Night in Cold After Dorm Razed

[Nation] Students at St Patrick Waitaluk Secondary School in Trans Nzoia County spent Wednesday night in the cold after their dormitory was burnt down.School authorities suspect the fire which began around 9pm was started by an arsonist. (AllAfrica)

Kwibohora24 - Envoy Calls for More Kenyan Investments in Rwanda

[New Times] Rwandans in Kenya came together on Wednesday to mark the 24th Liberation anniversary. (AllAfrica)

Governance Code to Inject Discipline in Kenyan Companies

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Managers and Board Members will face closer scrutiny with the enactment and implementation of the corporate governance code. (AllAfrica)

Appeals Court Nullifies Embakasi South MP's Win in Case Filed By Sumra

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Appeals Court has nullified the election of Julius Mawathe of Wiper party as Embakasi South Member of Parliament. (AllAfrica)

Court to Rule on Ojaamong Bail Application Friday

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong will know his fate Friday whether he will spend the weekend in police custody when the High Court rules on whether he will be released on bond. (AllAfrica)

Ruto Tells of Plot to Derail His 2022 Bid

[Nation] Deputy President William Ruto Friday told of a plot to undermine his 2022 presidential bid. (AllAfrica)