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Officer Charged With Raping a Minor

[Nation] A police officer accused of raping a 13-year-old child inside a cell in Murang'a was arrested Friday and charged with defilement and committing an indecent act. (AllAfrica)

Refugees in Kakuma Camp to Skip Meals As Food Rations Halved

[Nation] More than 420,000 refugees at Kakuma refugee camp in Turkana County face hunger after the World Food Programme (WFP) halved food rations at the beginning of October. (AllAfrica)

Hopes High As Farmer Finds Gas in Kajiado

[Nation] Good tidings could be in store for Kajiado County after a farmer discovered a yet to be identified gas while drilling water in his farm. (AllAfrica)

Five Robbers Shoot and Injure Two Men in Tharaka-Nithi

[Nation] Robbers disguised as policemen shot and injured two people in Tharaka-Nithi County. (AllAfrica)

Spluttering Greensharks Seek Nakuru Scalp

[Nation] Third-placed Greensharks will be looking for their first win of the second leg of the Kenya Hockey Union (Kenya Hockey Union) men's Premier League when they face hosts Nakuru at the Greensteds School Grounds on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Govt Seeks Alternative Funding After Aid Cuts

[East African] Kenya is bracing to adopt new ways of financing social services after the United Nations cut development assistance funding. (AllAfrica)

U.S. Warns Politicians Against Preaching Violence

[Nation] The United States has expressed concern over the political environment in the country ahead of the repeat presidential poll scheduled for October 26. (AllAfrica)

Kenyatta Orders Probe Into Market Fire

[East African] Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for swift and thorough investigations to establish the cause of the fire that gutted part of Nairobi's biggest market, Gikomba, early morning on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Opposition Supporters Resume Protests

[Nation] Some supporters of the National Super Alliance (Nasa) on Friday returned to the streets as the opposition stepped up its push for reforms at the electoral commission ahead of the repeat presidential election. (AllAfrica)

Looting Anti-Polls Body Demos Turn Ugly in Nyanza

[Nation] Nasa protesters on Friday left a trail of destruction in Kisumu after taking to the streets to push for reforms at the electoral commission. (AllAfrica)

Leaked - The 'Ocampo Affair'

[Nation] Former prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) Luis Moreno Ocampo is back on the spot for his alleged behind-the-scenes manoeuvres to help high profile suspects escape trial. (AllAfrica)

Election Body Trains Officials Ahead of Fresh Poll

[Nation] The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission will today begin a thorough training of its constituency poll officials aimed at righting the wrongs the Supreme Court used to nullify the August 8 presidential poll. (AllAfrica)

Cost of Repeat Election Soars to U.S.$134 Million

[Nation] The cost of the repeat presidential election set for October 26 has risen to Sh13.8 billion to finance improvements in the digital technology to be employed in the polls, as ordered by the Supreme Court when it nullified the August 8 poll. (AllAfrica)

Five Counties Hard Hit By Malaria Outbreak

[Nation] At least five counties and a refugee camp have been hard hit by malaria outbreak which has so far killed 30 people, among them four children. (AllAfrica)

MPs Fight Plan to Reduce Their Budget

[Nation] The Parliamentary Service Commission has opposed plans by the National Treasury to cut its budget by Sh9.2 billion to fund fresh presidential election on October 26 . (AllAfrica)

Kenyans Lured to Libya By the Islamic State Brought Back

[Nation] Three Kenyan women who were lured to Libya by the Islamic State two years ago have been brought back after they were arrested in Egypt. (AllAfrica)

Days After KQ Deal, Kenyan Teams Fly Ethiopian Airlines

[Nation] Sports federations are still shuttling national teams to global destinations for international assignments via foreign airlines, a month after the government unveiled what it termed as an "attractive and affordable" deal with national carrier, Kenya Airways, for the same purpose. (AllAfrica)

Sugar Flooding Fears as Kenya Opens Imports

[East African] The Kenyan Treasury has re-opened a window for unlimited duty-free imports of sugar despite the country having amassed sugar stocks to sustain it for the next five months, raising fears of flooding the market with the commodity. (AllAfrica)

Police Allow Nasa Anti-IEBC Nasa Demos in Kakamega

[Nation] Police have allowed National Super Alliance supporters in Kakamega County to hold peaceful anti-IEBC demonstrations on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Moody's Set to Downgrade 3 Top Banks

[Nation] Global ratings agency Moodys has warned of a likely downgrade of credit and deposit scores of three Kenyan banks, citing the country's deteriorating debt situation. (AllAfrica)

Aon Launches Cyber Risk Insurance

[East African] Insurance firms are now developing policies to protect companies from losses resulting from cyber attacks. (AllAfrica)

Clarify the Law on Forms, IEBC Asks Parliament

[Nation] The electoral commission has asked Parliament to clarify in the proposed law whether the chairman should verify all the forms from the polling stations before declaring the result of the presidential election. (AllAfrica)

Music Producer Tedd Josiah Eulogies Fiancee

[Nation] Music producer Tedd Josiah eulogized his fiancée Regina Katar with several posts on Instagram as her family prepares to lay her to rest on Saturday at Ihururu village in Nyeri. (AllAfrica)

Shippers Seek Stake in Kenya's Line

[East African] Multinational shipping lines are scrambling to control the Kenya National Shipping Line (KNSL) as the government looks to revive the struggling parastatal. (AllAfrica)

KQ Sells Two Planes in Bid to Shore Up Its Finances

[East African] Kenya Airways has sold two Boeing 737-700 airplanes, marking its latest efforts to reduce its fleet in a bid to shore up its financial position. (AllAfrica)

Court Grants Divorce to Jackson Kibor

[Nation] Veteran Uasin Gishu politician Jackson Kibor has been granted divorce from his second wife of 51 years after he accused her of deserting their home and mistreating him. (AllAfrica)

CS Mwangi Kiunjuri Claims Arson is Behind Gikomba Fire

[Nation] Fire gutted part of Nairobi's biggest market on Friday in what the government suspected was an act of arson. (AllAfrica)

Stop Making Unreasonable Demands, EU Tells Politicians

[Nation] The European Union has warned politicians against making "unreasonable demands" to the electoral agency, IEBC, ahead of polls due on October 26, and amid demonstrations from the opposition against the polls body. (AllAfrica)

Resources Conflict Uproots Hundreds of Kenyan Families

[CAJ News] Nairobi -RAGING inter-communal conflict due to the worst drought in years has displaced more than 200 families in central Kenya. Families in the Baringo County have borne the brunt of the clashes over receding resources such as water and arable land in the East African country. Some 146 families in Makutani and 60 households in Tangulbei have been uprooted during the violence pitting farming villagers and nomadic livestock herders. Amid the skirmishes, some schools have been closed, forcing children from displaced (AllAfrica)

Safari Sevens Called Off Over Political Climate

[Capital FM] Nairobi -For the first time since 1996, Kenya's inaugural international sevens tournament will not be held after the Kenya Rugby Union announced it has called off this year's event due to the current political climate. (AllAfrica)

Thousands demand Putin quit as birthday protests turn violent

Protests were held in around 80 cities throughout the country. (