Barack Obama arrives in Kenya, meets family

Former US President Barack Obama, his sister Auma and President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, July 15, 2018. [Photo/PSCU] Former US President Barack Obama on Sunday, July 15, arrived in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city. Welcomed by his sister Auma, Obama paid a courtesy visit to President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, where Uhuru thanked him…

President Kenyatta makes major changes to the Kenyan military

President Uhuru Kenyatta during appointments and promotions of KDF officers, July 13, 2018. [Photo/KDF] President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces on Friday made promotions and appointments of the Officers of the Kenya Defence Forces on the advice of the Defence Council under the chairpersonship of Ambassador Raychelle Omamo, the Cabinet Secretary…

President Kenyatta reshuffles cabinet, elevates Kanze Dena

Kanze Dena. //PSCU// OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON STATE HOUSE NAIROBI PRESS STATEMENT 13th JULY 2018 CABINET CHANGES President Uhuru Kenyatta has this afternoon made changes in the Cabinet, and Diplomatic Service as part of his ongoing efforts to re-engineer the Government inline with his Big 4 development blueprint. Cabinet 1. Cabinet Secretary Aden Mohammed moves…

Kilifi governor brings smile to squatters of Ukombozi settlement, Details

Kilifi County Governor Amason Kingi with land owners in Sokoni ward, July 12, 2018. [Photo/Amason Kingi] The County Government of Kilifi is committed to bring to an end the land ownership crisis in the county. Since 2013, Governor Amason Kingi says his administration has conducted an aggressive titling survey programme with over 35,000 plots surveyed…

Gov’t closes KISCOL warehouses as crackdown on mercury-sugar intensifies

A section of KISCOL in August 2015. [Photo/Daniel Lichuma] Warehouses belonging to Kwale International Sugar Company Ltd (KISCOL) have been closed down. The move follows national government’s efforts to nab illegal sugar containing mercury, and persons smuggling the contraband across the country. Speaking at the company, KISCOL Relations officer Matthias Mutua confirmed that the government…

Court stops painting of Mombasa buildings

Buildings painted Egyptian-blue and white in a Mombasa street. [Photo/Ali Manzu] Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho’s administration has suffered a set-back after the High Court in the coastal city dismissed an order by the County government, to have all residential and commercial buildings in the Central Business District (CBD) painted Egyptian-blue and white. The public…

County responds as landslides collapse houses in Mombasa

A landslide alongside Kwa Shee Road and collapsed house in Mikindani, Jomvu Sub County, Mombasa, June 28, 2018. [Photo/Mombasa Sub County Administration] An Advisory notice has been issued to residents of Ganahola settlement in Mikindani Ward, in Mombasa’s Jomvu Sub-County and all residents living on sloppy areas to relocate to higher and safer grounds. The…

Kenyan gov’t creates welfare to console families of slain KDF soldiers

A family member during the KAF Family Open Day, on Saturday, 9th June, 2018 at Moi Air Base in Eastleigh, Nairobi. [Photo/KDF] Kenya Air Force (KAF) officially launched three welfare centres during the KAF Family Open Day, on Saturday, 9th June, 2018 at Moi Air Base in Eastleigh, Nairobi. The welfare centres are located at…

NTV’s Larry Madowo quits

Larry Madowo. [Photo/Larry Madowo] Larry Madowo has quit Nation Media Group’s NTV. The TV presenter took to his social media accounts to break the news. ‪”I leave NTV Kenya as I came: humbled & grateful. ‬‪ The job was one of the great honours of my life. Thanks to everyone who watched, and to Nation for…

US-Kenya envoy Bob Godec speaks as Trump replaces him

Incoming US-Kenya Ambassador Illinois Senator Kyle McCarter. [Photo/Twitter] US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Bob Godec has issued a statement after US president Donald Trump nominated Senator Kyle McCarter replace him. On Thursday, March 29 morning, Trump nominated the Illinois senator, manufacturer and politician, ending the five-year period Godec served in Kenya. In response, Godec issued…