Kenya responds as Ebola breaks out in DRC

Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki and her Tourism counterpart Najib Balala address the press after Ebola outbreak in DRC, May 11, 2018. [Photo/MoH] The Kenyan government has come out to speak following Ebola outbreak in DRC. Below is a joint statement by Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki and her Tourism counterpart Najib Balala over the…

Tanzania: Mr Nice opens up about his HIV status

Singer Lucas Mkenda alias Mr Nice. [Photo|Citizen Tanzania] ‘Kidalipo’ hit-maker, Lucas Mkenda alias Mr Nice has expressed disappointment, following reports that he is HIV positive. The Tanzanian singer who rose to fame after releasing several tracks that were loved in East Africa in the early 2000s, came clean over the rumour. Speaking during an interview…

Kenya, Tanzania drop trade barriers, sign importation agreement

The Kenya-Tanzanian border. [Photo: thecitizen.co.tz] Kenyans and Tanzanians have a reason to smile, after the two countries signed an agreement. Foreign Affairs Ministries of the two countries entered an agreement to lift restrictions on cooking gas and wheat flour imports from Tanzania, with the neighbouring Tanzania allowing cigarettes and milk from Kenya. According to Tanzania…

AU Commission meets Kenya’s main presidential rivals as elections day first approaches

NASA Presidential Candidates Raila Odinga and African Union Commission (AUC) chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat (L) in Nairobi, July 20, 2017. [Photo: @MoussaFaki_M] Even as the August 8th, elections date nears, Presidential Candidates Raila Odinga (NASA) and President Uhuru Kenyatta (Jubilee) are not reading from the same script over the election preparedness. This is according to…

Gor Mahia Kisumu Branch heads to Tanzania, ahead of Everton match, Thursday

  Kisumu governor Jack Ranguma speaks after he flagged off Gor Mahia FC, Kisumu Branch, July 11, ahead of Gor Mahia Vs Everton friend fixture in Tanzania, July 13, 2017. [Photo: Governor Ranguma] Kisumu governor Jack Ranguma has flagged off Gor Mahia FC, Kisumu Branch, ahead of Thursday’s friendly match. Gor Mahia FC faces Everton…

Ugandan Activist Stella Nyanzi wants to be President Kenyatta’s lover

A screenshot of Ugandan Human Rights Activist Stella Nyanzi’ Facebook account. A Ugandan Human Rights Activist, Stella Nyanzi, has praised President Uhuru Kenyatta for signing into law a bill that will see school girls in Kenya being given free sanitary towels. Stella, who was at one point arrested for referring to president Yoweri Museveni as…

EALA paralyses operations over Jubilee, Opposition wrangles

A past sitting in the EALA parliament chambers. [Photo:┬áThe spear] Differences between the ruling Jubilee Party and the Opposition have gone notch higher, paralysing operations at the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA). This is after the National Assembly failed to debate and elect nominated candidates to the Assembly, before its recess Sine Die, June 15,…

Nigerian attacks her country, over Kenya’s multi-billion SGR

Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) Mombasa Terminus, at night, May 29, 2017. [Photo: Pauline Njoroge/Facebook] A Nigerian has attacked her government, after the highly advertised launch of Kenya’s┬áStandard Gauge Railway (SGR), hit the headlines, globally. Adeola Fayehun, wondered why her country used ‘too much’ money to construct the Standard Gauge line between Kaduna and Abuja….

President Kenyatta mourns with Egypt after Friday attack on pilgrims

Officials at the scene of the attacked bus. [Photo: zerohedge.com] President Uhuru Kenyatta has expressed disappointment, following an attack on pilgrims in Egypt. This is after gunmen attacked a bus carrying worshippers in central Egypt, killing at least 28 people and wounding 25 others, Friday. BBC reports President Abdel Fattah Sisi said he would “not…

KFCB, Nigeria’s Film and Video Censors Board sign pact in Nairobi

Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) officials in a meeting with Nigeria National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), in Nairobi, May 23 , 2017. [Poto/KFCB] Nigeria has committed to work with Kenya to ensure films distributed in the two countries comply with classification guidelines that are applicable in the respective regulatory jurisdictions. The West African…