57 Kenyans are holed up at the United Nations compound in Bor South Sudan where they have sought refuge from the ongoing conflict in the country. 4 Kenyans are among people reported injured in the fighting that has already claimed 500 lives.

The Kenyan government has announced evacuation plans for Kenyans living in the country.

Citizen TV's Esther Kahumbi reports.

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC)Chairman Isaack Hassan [File/Photo]

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC)Chairman Isaack Hassan has pledged to engage the Diaspora to make sure that Diaspora voting in implemented fully and effectively in time for the 2017 general elections.

Two lucky winning tickets have been sold in the near-record $636 million U.S. Mega Millions drawing: one at a tiny newsstand in Atlanta, and the other in California.

The lucky Georgia ticket was sold at a Gateway Newsstand in Atlanta's affluent Buckhead area, Mega Millions Executive Director Paula Otto said.

Amnesty International Country Director Justus Nyang’aya was shot and seriously wounded by gangsters who raided his house in Nairobi Tuesday night.

Nyang’aya was shot when six armed thugs raided his houses at about 11pm, police said.

“He sustained two gunshot injuries but he is out of danger,” a senior police officer briefed on the matter said.

The renowned human rights defender was admitted to the Karen Hospital.

Police said they were investigating the incident in which the Amnesty boss also lost money and other valuables.

Kenyans living in the United States and friends of Kenya gathered in Washington, DC on Friday, December 13, 2013 to celebrate 5oth anniversary of Kenya’s independence.

Ambassador Jean Kamau, the Charge d'Affaires at the Kenya embassy in Washington, DC delivered the keynote speech at the occasion. See her speech below:

The brave victim of a sexual assault has spoken of her ‘pity’ for the man jailed for attacking her in her own home. Daniela Vinci, of Slough, Berks, UK waived her legal right to anonymity to speak out about the crime, after facing up to Joseph Mwaura, 19, in court to give the evidence that brought him to justice.

Four Kenyans are among hundreds of people injured following fighting in South Sudan due to Sunday’s coup attempt.

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed said the four, who have since been discharged from hospital, were caught up the fight South Sudan.

“There were no critical injuries (on side of Kenya),” Ms Mohamed told journalists at during a conference at Harambee House in Nairobi Wednesday.
Ms Mohamed said three of the injured Kenyans were Wednesday on their way back to the country, through Kampala, Uganda.

The much awaited reconciliation meeting between Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua and Senator Johnstone Muthama failed to take off as planned.

The convener, Bishop Martin Kivuva of Machakos Catholic Diocese, confirmed the meeting scheduled to be held at his residence on Monday was pushed to a later date due to what he termed unavoidable circumstances.

“The two leaders including my co-convener, former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka were engaged in matters that were too important to abandon,” said Bishop Kivuva.

President Uhuru’s Director of Political Affairs Joshua Kutuny wants Members of Parliament in the Jubilee wing to restrain from igniting wrangles that may affect  government operations.

Kutuny told off jubilee MPs clamoring for the removal of some government officials terming the move as misplaced and uncalled for.

Kenya Football Federation chairman Sam Nyamweya yesterday stated that Arsenal and another top club will play in Kenya in July next year.
Actually he said that Arsenal will play in Kenya every year for the next three years.

This is apparently for the Magic Cup tournament.

Considering the state of our stadiums and the fact that Kenya provides little monetary gains for English Premier League clubs, it would be a surprise if Arsenal steps foot in the country.
 

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