The National Rainbow Coalition (Narc) has disassociated itself from those questioning lawyer Kethi Kilonzo’s academic qualifications.

Narc secretary general Fidelis Nguli said the party had nothing to do with a letter written to the University of Nairobi demanding information over alleged recall of Ms Kilonzo’s academic certificates after the council realised it had awarded her a Master of Laws “irregularly”.

Mr Nguli said the personalised attacks on Ms Kilonzo could affect Narc candidate, Prof Philip Kaloki’s campaigns for the Makueni senate seat.

President of the African Court on Human and People’s Rights, Lady Justice Sophia Akuffo, addresses a press conference in Nairobi

The African Court has no jurisdiction to handle crimes against humanity charges facing President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto at The Hague, its president said on Sunday.

Lady Justice Sophia Akuffo, however, said there were plans by the African Union to expand the court’s jurisdiction.

Speaking to journalists at Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi, Lady Justice Akuffo said recommendation on the expansion of the court’s work is expected to be tabled before the AU Heads of State and Governments Summit in January 2014 before being voted for.

A 54-year-old British man has been charged in the UK with sexual offences against two children in Kenya.

Simon Harris, of Pudleston, Leominster, Herefordshire, was charged under rarely used legislation allowing UK nationals to be prosecuted for alleged sexual offences committed abroad.

He was arrested at home on Saturday and is accused of attempted rape and sexual activity with a child.

He is due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates' Court later.

The sterling efforts of Kenyan women living in Europe were recognised at a major awards ceremony in central London on June 29.
 
Some 200 African men and women from the UK and mainland Europe attended the African Women in Europe (Awe) awards ceremony, a biennial event held to acknowledge achievements of the continent’s diaspora. Poppy Majingo, Minister Counsellor at the Botswana High Commission, was the chief guest.

Ghanaian-born Dentaa Amoateng won the coveted African Women in Europe Award for her work with West Africans in the UK.

The report on Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo’s death is ready, but is being withheld at the CID headquarters, the Nation has learnt.

Some of the pathologists involved in the post morterm on Sunday said they had finalised their work and submitted their report to the Criminal Investigations Department and could not understand why it had not been released.

Government Pathologist Johannssen Oduol said he was equally waiting for the report before it could be made public.

Police raids to track down a suspected drug lord continued for the second day on Sunday, with more than 50 foreigners arrested.

Suspected Nigerian drug lord Eneke Chimenze alias Anaeke Chimezie, had not been arrested by Sunday night.

A joint operation involving the police and immigration officials was conducted in Nairobi’s South C area and major hotels and clubs within the city centre.

Police had earlier received intelligence reports that Chimenze could have been hiding in Mbugani estate, South C.

A heartbroken husband who has fought for almost two years to bring his wife to the UK claims immigration laws discriminate against working class people.

James McAllister, 50, of Kirkcaldy, wed Vera Akinyi, 32, in a ceremony in her native Kenya in August 2011.

They remain separated by more than 4,500 miles as supermarket employee Mr McAllister’s wages fall short of UK Border Agency requirements.

Miraa stakeholders in Meru are considering moving to a london court to compel the UK Government to rescind its ban on Miraa.

The stakeholders led by Igembe Central MP Kubai Kiringo say, this will be a temporary measure as they seek government intervention.


The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (Cord) has threatened to boycott future elections if the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) does not effect fundamental reforms.

Cord leader Raila Odinga on Sunday described the electoral agency as the "most corrupt and inefficient one in the history of Kenya" saying his coalition will pull out of future election presided over by IEBC.

He now walks with considerable difficulty due to a bad hip, but his fighting spirit is relentless and continues to roar with his trademark laughter.

During the campaigns ahead of the March 4, 2013 poll, Jubilee Coalition leaders mocked him as a relic of the past, a subject of history books and a dinosaur fit for the museums. Deputy President William Ruto even compared him to ancient Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama.

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