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YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED THIS – SEVEN SHOT BY POLICE, SNAKE BITES, AND DEATH

By Martin Minns What counts as ‘news’ in the eyes of Kenya’s newspaper editors sometimes defies rational consideration. Whether one politician is going to have tea with another makes the front pages, the deaths of ordinary Kenyans and destruction being wreaked throughout the country is consigned to side columns hidden away in the dailies’ inside […]

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WESTGATE MALL ATTACK: ONE YEAR ON MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS

One year after the terrorist attack on the Westgate Mall it was right that Kenyans spent some time at the weekend thinking of the 67 people who died on that terrible day. Having mourned it is right too that we once again ask the questions to which a year later, we still have not received […]

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ICC PROSECUTION PAID WITNESS OVER SH1 MILLION – IS THIS NOT NEWS?

You probably haven’t seen this. A witness, originally for the prosecution at the ICC trial in The Hague, has said he received over Sh1 million to testify against Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua Sang. The story first appeared in the Star online but not in the print version of that newspaper. Nor has […]

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ASIAN GIRL DEFIES TRADITION TO MARRY A BUKUSU MAN

“Love is blind and lovers themselves cannot see the pretty follies that they commit,” says Shakespeare, in the play Merchant Of Vernice. Well, it seems as though a Kenyan lady of Asian origin has been reading from that script following her decision to defy all odds including her parents will and tradition to marry the […]

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Raila Oding - underwent surgery in June 2010 to remove water on the brain

RAILA ODINGA: IN THE USA FOR GOOD OR ILL?

It may seem an odd speculation to make on a day when The Star newspaper has published a photograph purporting to be Raila Odinga giving a lecture at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, but is Kenya’s former Prime Minister in the USA to study and make the occasional speech, or is […]

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