Man Murders His Family

A middle-aged man on Wednesday night killed his wife and two children following a family dispute at Bendera area in West Pokot County. It is alleged that the man locked himself and his family in their rental house, stabbed the wife severally, before setting the house on fire. He further tried to kill himself but was saved by the neighbours. Confirming the incident, the area police commander Jackson Tumwet said his officers are investigating the…

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Government Freezes Sugar Imports

The government has with immediate effect suspended the importation of brown sugar into the Country to protect the local sector from imminent collapse. Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya while issuing the directive at Kilimo House also suspended sugar import permits and pre-shipment approvals until further notice. “ We are further prohibiting the importation of raw cane with immediate effect and all applications for brown sugar imports shall also be subjected to the sugar imports/exports regulations…

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COVID-19 Exacerbating Tensions in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Coalition Government, Compounding Humanitarian Woes, Stabilization Mission Head Warns Security Council

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced an additional layer of complexity and concern to the existing issues facing the Democratic Republic of the Congo, including serious tensions within the governing coalition, ongoing humanitarian crises and more violence in the east of the country, the Head of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) told the Security Council during a 25 June videoconference meeting*. Leila Zerrougui, introducing the Secretary-General’s latest…

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Why it’s so critical to continuously monitor and manage plant diseases

Most of us understand the critical importance of monitoring the spread of diseases. And it is as important for plant diseases as it is for humans. Plant disease epidemics are often hidden from view, unlike human viral disease outbreaks. Yet food and forest production systems, as well as native environments around the world, are just as threatened by emerging epidemics. That is why the UN has made 2020 the International Year of Plant Health. It…

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Kenya Celebrates Removal of British Queen Victoria Statue

The removal of a prominent reminder of Kenya’s British colonization is being celebrated — five years later. The statue Britain’s Queen Victoria outlasted several of statues from before Kenya’s independence from Britain in 1963. It was beheaded and thrown into nearby brush in 2015, after standing in Jeevanjee Gardens in Nairobi for more than century. Nairobi resident Samuel Obiero was among those this week who welcomed the removal of the statue, saying citizens do not…

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President Kenyatta Mourns Commissioner Of Police Wachira Mathenge

NAIROBI, 7th June 2020, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family of Police Officer Wachira Mathenge who passed away recently. At the time of his death, Mr Mathenge, a Commissioner of Police, was a Staffing Officer responsible for Logistics at the National Police Service Eastern Regional Office in Embu. In his message of comfort to the family, the President described the late Mathenge as a man of valour who displayed…

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