US forces struck two militant targets in Africa, snatching a top Al-Qaeda suspect from the streets of Tripoli and launching a pre-dawn raid against an Al-Shabaab leader’s home in Somalia as investigations into the Westgate mall terror attack intensified.

And in Kenya, police on Sunday released pictures of two terror suspects they said were linked to the Westgate attack. Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo offered a reward of Sh500,000 each for information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects.

 A storm is brewing in the Orange Democratic Movement after young legislatures reiterated their quest for party positions.

Kisumu Central MP Ken Obura has made it clear he will run for the party’s national secretary general seat. Party leader Raila Odinga recently described the party’s ‘young turks’ scrambling for the positions in the coming elections as “lizards climbing trees hoping that people will see them”.

The young MPs want to take over the party’s leadership on grounds that old guards made Raila lose the presidency in the 2007 and 2013 general elections.

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga Sunday launched his 959 page autobiography which he says is dedicated to the country€™s youths.

€œI have dedicated the book to the youths of Kenya; youths are like a constant river that flows to the ocean,€ Raila said during the launch of the book titled The Fame of Freedom.

He too, says the book is dedicated to the dream of Pan Africa which has been derailed by poverty, ignorance, disease and bad governance.

The Auditor General wants the Public Accounts Committee of the National Assembly to use its powers to question a British national who co-owns the firm that provided the jet used by Deputy President William Ruto on a trip of four African countries in May.

In a report tabled in Parliament, Auditor General Edward Ouko says Ahmed Kassam, a British national who is a shareholder in EADC Limited, refused to be interviewed by auditors.

The government will on Monday commence formal extradition proceedings against activist Walter Barasa who is wanted in The Hague for allegedly trying to interfere with witnesses testifying in the ICC trial against Deputy President William Ruto.

A source at the Interior and National Coordination ministry has told Capital FM News that extradition proceedings documents drafted by Attorney General Githu Muigai are ready to table at a magistrate’s court on Monday morning.

Cabinet Secretary for Devolution Ann Waiguru

Counties that are yet to align their budgets with the Controller of Budget requirements will not receive any cash the Devolution Ministry has said.

The warning comes as the Members of County Assembly (MCAs) strike enters the third week. The leaders have paralysed county governments operations to demand pay increment.

Police have arrested a Ghanaian who was trying to smuggle cocaine by swallowing pellets filled with the drug at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

The suspect is said to have gone to Brazil in May and was on his way back to Benin through Kenya.

Airport CID boss Joseph Ngisa said that the suspect had by this morning emitted 48 pellets and was still under observation.

“He will appear in court as soon as the analysis is over to ascertain the quantity and value of the drugs,” said Ngisa.

- Daily Nation

US Secretary of State John Kerry

Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said two high-profile raids in Libya and Somalia showed the United States' unflinching determination to hunt down those responsible for terrorism.

"We hope that this makes clear that the United States of America will never stop in its effort to hold those accountable who conduct acts of terror," he told reporters in the Indonesian island of Bali after Saturday's raids.

The action should also make clear that "those members of Al-Qaeda and other terrorist organisations literally can run, but they can't hide", Kerry added.

Excerpts of the interview with retired Prime Minister Raila Odinga on his new book Raila Odinga: Flame of Freedom and other wide ranging issues. Raila spoke to The Standard’s Associate Editor MACHUA KOINANGE.

Question: In your own assessment, what do you consider to be your autobiography’s most important contribution to democracy in this country?

The African Union will hold an extraordinary summit next week to discuss its continued cooperation with the International Criminal Court.

But the ICC is instead urging African states, who appear unhappy about the handling of the Kenyan leaders’ cases, to instead register their grievance with the Assembly of State Parties who are signatories to the Rome Statute, instead of resorting to the AU.

The 15th extraordinary AU summit will be held October 11 and 12 in Addis Ababa at the request of Kenya and Mauritania with only two items on the table for discussion.

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