Investigators have exposed how proceeds worth Sh2.2 billion from illegal gold trading was kept out of the financial system and could have been used to finance criminal activities.

The probe reveals how exporters have been able to beat strict anti-money laundering laws after bypassing banks to pay for illegal shipments of gold.

The report by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) submitted to a parliamentary committee probing the shadowy dealings said some money could be used to fund terrorism, arms trade and money laundering.

See below a portrait of Kenya’s first family. The photo, released by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta today on her facebook page, features Jomo Kenyatta (President Uhuru Kenyatta’s eldest son), First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, Jaba Kenyatta (second born son), President Uhuru Kenyatta, and daughter Ngina Kenyatta.


Integrity Centre, the building that houses the offices of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission. NATION MEDIA GROUP

Five electoral commission officials could end up in court next week on corruption charges. This follows investigations on the procurement of the electronic voter identification kit that failed during the March 4 elections.

Sources at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission said investigations were complete and could result in the prosecution of five managers over the Sh1.4 billion purchase of Electronic Voter Identification Devices.

An international company specializing in human resources consulting and technology services that has its U.S. headquarters in suburban Philadelphia is facing allegations by a former employee that it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act for failing to properly compensate the man for hours worked in excess of 40 per week.

The plaintiff, Daudi M. Mwangangi, also claims his June 2012 firing was retaliatory in nature.

Cord is plotting to move a motion in the National Assembly seeking to impeach President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto.

According to Kirinyaga Central Member of Parliament, Mr Gachoki Gitari Cord wants to ensure the two leaders are not in power.

He said a lawmaker who is Cord's emissary would table the motion in Parliament for debate.

Mr Gitari said the MP would base the motion on the fact that the President and his deputy are facing crimes against humanity charges at the International Criminal Court and consequently were not fit to rule.

AFP - Chicago's bustling O'Hare airport has hired a new crew to keep the grass cut: a herd of goats, sheep, donkeys and llamas. Yes, llamas.

The llamas help protect the sheep and miniature goats from coyotes that roam the wooded areas near one of the world's busiest airports. The donkeys are also big and aggressive enough to keep predators away.

And the entire chew crew works to keep the grounds clear of critters that can interfere -- or even endanger -- airport operations.

President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to visit Russia and China starting Thursday as part of the government’s initiative to grow new markets that focus on The East.

During his Russian tour, President Kenyatta will hold discussions with business leaders which will be dominated by Kenya’s emerging role as a new frontier for oil and gas and mineral wealth, according to statement by State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu

South Imenti MP Gideon Mwiti will know on October 4 whether he will be jailed for three years in a case where he is accused of promoting a pyramid scheme.

Mr Mwiti is charged with inducing by deceit and trickery 12 investors to put money in the Kenya Business Community Sacco that went down with Sh780 million in 2008 following a government purge on illegal banking institutions.

He is accused of obtaining Sh13 million from the investors in the guise that their contributions would grow at a 16 per cent monthly interest rate.

Police are investigating reports that the shooting incident in which a bride-to-be and her brother in law were shot dead may be linked to police imposter Joshua Waiganjo.

Beatrice Nyaoke , 32, died instantly when she was shot as she and her brother-in-law Ayub Nyaoke walked into a shop at Corner House to collect her wedding ring. Her brother died early yesterday morning after he being shot in the head and the leg.

A Kenyan man pleaded not guilty in a US court on Tuesday to charges that he sought to recruit fighters in Kenya to join an Islamist rebel group in Syria.

Mohamed Hussein Said, described as a 25-year-old resident of Nairobi and Mombasa, has been indicted on 15 counts involving a conspiracy to send militants to fight alongside the al-Qa'ida-affiliated al-Nusrah Front in Syria.

Said and his alleged co-conspirator, US citizen and Saudi resident Gufran Ahmed Kauser Mohammed, are also accused of seeking to wire thousands of dollars to al-Shabaab insurgents in Somalia.

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