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Kenya Left in the Lurch After IMF Deal Crumbles

[East African] Kenya has proposed to halve its value added tax on fuel and seeks to adopt austerity measures as it strikes a middle ground following its failure to renew a $1 billion standby facility with the International Monetary Fund. (AllAfrica)

Eliud Kipchoge Breaks World Record in Berlin

[Nation] Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge is the new marathon World record holder. (AllAfrica)

Health Officials Widen Polio Immunisation Drive

[Nation] The road leading to Hagadera in the Dadaab Refugee Complex is wide, straight and dusty. (AllAfrica)

Kipchoge Smashes Marathon World Record

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Eliud Kipchoge ran the race of his life on Sunday morning smashing Dennis Kimetto's four-year old World Record enroute to winning the Berlin Marathon running in a time of 2:01:39. (AllAfrica)

Top Kenya Bank Bosses Face Arrest, Fines

[East African] Senior bank executives are facing arrest and arraignment in court for their alleged role in helping ship out more than $30 million of money stolen from Kenya's National Youth Service (NYS) two years ago. (AllAfrica)

Calm Returns in Njoro After Deadly Clashes in Eastern Mau

[Nation] An uneasy calm has returned clash-torn Nessuit and Mauche areas in Eastern Mau Forest after four days of violence. (AllAfrica)

Kenya's Gladys Cherono Retains Berlin Marathon

[Nation] Kenya's Gladys Cherono retained her BMW Berlin Marathon women's race in a course record of 2.18:11 on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

'Rafiki' Producer Takes KFCB to Court Over Ban

[East African] Kenyan film director Wanuri Kahiu has taken the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) to court to lift a ban on the film Rafiki to enable her to submit it for next year's Academy Awards. (AllAfrica)

71 Immigrants On Their Way to Oman Arrested At JKIA

[Capital FM] Nairobi -A total of 71 immigrants from different nationalities were on Friday arrested at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in possession of fake entry stamps on their passports. (AllAfrica)

Relief for Motorists As Fuel Prices Drop Slightly

[Nairobi News] Motorists can now breathe a sigh of relief after the government announced a slight decrease in fuel prices. (AllAfrica)

Omtatah in Court to Contest New Police Structure and Uniform

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Activist Okiya Omtatah has filed a petition in court challenging the new police structure and uniform unveiled yesterday by President Uhuru Kenyatta. (AllAfrica)

Kenyatta Proposes Fuel VAT Cut to 8%

[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta has proposed a fuel tax cut from 16 to eight per cent, meaning the price of petrol will drop from Sh127 to Sh118 and that of diesel from Sh115 to Sh107. (AllAfrica)

Sharon's Unborn Baby's Burial Engulfed in Confusion and Tears

[Nairobi News] Confusion and tears marked the burial of Sharon Otieno's foetus on Friday after Med25 International-Kenya Hospital Mortuary initially declined to release the body due to lack of a burial permit. (AllAfrica)

Where Women Are Fined Sh2,200 for Giving Birth At Home

[Nairobi News] Women in a Tanzanian village have made startling revelation of how a government health facility has been fining women who deliver their babies at home. (AllAfrica)

Judge Samuel Mukunya Dies in Nyeri Road Crash

[Nation] Environment and Lands Court Judge Samuel Ndung'u Mukunya has died following a midnight road accident in Nyeri. (AllAfrica)

Kenyatta Announces Budget Cuts to Bridge Deficit

[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced wide-ranging austerity measures and budget cuts in a bid to reduce the widening deficit between revenue and expenditure. (AllAfrica)

Sharon Otieno's Murder Ignites Vote Hunt in Migori

[Nation] Candidates for Migori Senate seat by-election have intensified their campaigns ahead of the October 8 by-election, even as the shadow of Governor Okoth Obado diminishes in the race following the killing of university student Sharon Otieno. (AllAfrica)

Mau Clashes Leave 400 Families Homeless

[Nation] Security agencies have arrested three suspects over the tribal clashes in Nessuit area of Eastern Mau in Nakuru County. (AllAfrica)

Uhuru Kenyatta Makes Major Changes in Police

[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta has taken police reforms a step further by announcing radical changes that he said should grant Kenya "a new service". (AllAfrica)

Sharon Otieno's Family Rejects Governor Obado's Condolences

[Nairobi News] The family of slain Rongo University student Sharon Otieno on Thursday rejected condolence messages from Migori Governor Okoth Obado following her gruesome murder. (AllAfrica)

Tragedy As Kenyan in US Hits Son in Car Accident

[Nation] Kansas -A Kenyan family living in the US is in pain after the father hit and killed their 18-month son while reversing his car on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Tax Revenue & Development Spend - Does Kenya's Majority Leader Get His Numbers Right?

[Africa Check] Three claims about Kenya's tax income and spending on development (AllAfrica)

The Blues - Kenyans Take Issue With New Police Uniform

[Nation] Some described it as "extreme makeover" when President Kenyatta unveiled the new police uniform as he sought to revamp the service on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Uhuru Kenyatta's Statement On Fuel Tax, Budget Cuts

[Nation] Statement by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Finance Bill, 2018-19, as delivered at State House in Nairobi County (AllAfrica)

With 'Worm Juice,' Kenya's Farmers Boost Their Soil - and Harvests

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Ndabibi, Kenya -Prolonged drought and storm-related flooding have combined to erode fertile soils in rural parts of Kenya (AllAfrica)

Omtatah Seeks to Stop Uhuru Kenyatta's Police Changes

[Nation] Activist Okiya Omtatah has gone to court to challenge the changes made in the police service by President Kenyatta on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Lupita's Father Governor Anyang' Nyong'o Falls, Fractures His Arm

[Nation] Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o is recovering at Aga Khan University hospital in Nairobi after a surgery on his left arm. (AllAfrica)

Elachi Stands Ousted as Women MPs Rally to Her Defence

[Nation] Members of the Nairobi County Assembly on Thursday said they will not allow embattled Speaker Beatrice Elachi to return to office. (AllAfrica)

Burial of Sharon's Baby Pushed, Homa Bay to Give Money

[Nation] The burial of slain Sharon Otieno's unborn baby, which was to take place on Thursday, has been postponed due to financial constraints. (AllAfrica)

Higher Fuel Prices Remain as Kenyatta Rejects Finance Bill

[Nation] Parliament was last evening recalled hours after President Uhuru Kenyatta received a bill seeking the postponement of the imposition of 16 percent VAT on fuel. (AllAfrica)

Not Much to Gain for Kenya, Africa in Post-Brexit Trade Agreements

[East African] United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May's three-day whirlwind tour of sub-Saharan Africa on a mission to strengthen Britain's post-Brexit trade and investment may not offer much to the continent after it became apparent that the UK will be planning to roll over "copycat" European Union agreements with African nations. (AllAfrica)