Several people are feared dead after a passenger boat capsized at River Nzoia’s Narera crossing point in Budalang’i on Saturday afternoon.

The boat had left Port Victoria in Busia County headed for Mau Mau beach when the 1pm incident occurred.

Bunyala West location chief, Alfred Namwakira, said there were about 20 people on board at the time of the tragedy.

He said one body of a child had been recovered, with rescue efforts underway.

Spread over five floors and equipped with a waterslide that leads from the dance floor into the infinity pool, the Monaco penthouse may become the world’s most expensive apartment when it goes on sale next year at an asking price of €300 million.

Described as the “ultimate home between the sea and the sky”, the 3,300-square metre penthouse is the jewel on the crown of the Tour Odéon, a 49-storey tall luxury tower fitted with 70 super-sized apartments perched on Monaco’s shoreline on the French Riviera.

Eunice Wanjiku's parents, Chege Kahiga and Grace Gathoni, with her photograph. Ms Wanjiku died in Saudi Arabia under mysteri..

Leaders from Kabete in Kaimbu County have been asked to sensitise the residents over the dangers of working in Saudi Arabia.

This was after the mysterious death of Eunice Wanjiku, 38, in the country.

Wanjuku’s body remained in Saudi Arabia for nearly three years and was marked as that of an unidentified person.

Her distraught parents, Chege Kahiga and Grace Gathoni, asked the government to work with the Kenyan and Saudi Arabia embassies in both countries and investigate what exactly happened to their daughter.

Mobile phone service providers could face up to one per cent of their annual turnover in penalties if their quality of service falls below new thresholds set by the Government.

According to the telecoms industry regulator, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK), operators, in the past, have not taken quality of service reports seriously prompting new revisions to the system. “The recent revisions in the law have allowed us to enhance the penalties, which were previously very low and not enough for operators to comply,” said Francis Wangusi, CAK director general.

Landlords in Nairobi's Eastleigh area have been pushed to undercut rents for residential houses owing to waning demand, moths after security agencies carried out 'Operation Usalama Watch' in April.

Droves of existing tenants fled the area when the police started combing Eastleigh for aliens and suspected members of the Al Shabab militia group alleged to carry out sporadic grenade attacks in the city.

As a result, landlords have slashed rental prices by as much as two-thirds in a bid to woo new tenants, opting to settle for lower yields than have vacant units.

The bitter rivalry between Deputy President William Ruto and Cord leader Raila Odinga intensified on Friday with their closest allies exchanging harsh words.

Senators Charles Keter (Kericho) and Boni Khalwale (Kakamega) led the onslaught from their respective corners, with the latter accusing Mr Ruto of behaving “as if he is the chief executive of the country”.

Mr Keter, in turn, described Raila as an ungrateful man who appeared happy to see his loyal lieutenant in the disputed 2007 General Election “lynched at the ICC”.

The United States government has reviewed fees for visa applications and for other consular services.

The Department of State will start charging the new fees from September 12, 2014.

A statement posted on the US Department of State website stated: “We have found it necessary to adjust fees for some consular services.”

Foreign nationals applying for visas to travel to the US will now pay $65 (Sh5,720) less.

The new charges are $205 (Sh18,040), down from $270 (Sh23,760)

All other immigrant and special visa processing fees will decrease.

The ship that brought in close to 400 kilogrammes of heroin in Mombasa was destroyed Friday afternoon together with its deadly cargo.

In the Kenya Navy-led operation that was witnessed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and top security and anti-narcotics officials, the ship was sunk into the sea with 370.8kg of heroin worth about Sh1.3 billion.

The initial amount was 373.8 kg, but three kilogrammes of the substance was taken away to the government chemist for further analysis.

State House spokesperson Manoah Esipisu when he announced changes in the government at State House in Nairobi on August 14

A vehicle stolen from one of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s police drivers Wednesday night is not part of the presidential fleet, State House spokesperson Manoah Esipisu has said.

Mr Esipisu said the vehicle was used for “police business”. He did not elaborate what police work it was used for.

“This was an ordinary car. It is not armour-plated. It is not a limousine. It is not part of the Presidential fleet. It is not a Presidential Escort car,” he said in a statement Friday.


You have been married for a year. Any baby news?

(Smiles). Soon!

And a Nigeria accent?

I don’t have one. But I am doing my next album in Igbo! Has your life changed in any way?

I am outgoing and I never thought I would be one of those women who would be happy to just stay home and be with her husband. I do that and I love it. I now love watching football!

There was uproar when it became public that your fiancé, now husband, Apostle Anselm Maduboko, was a widower and older than you with three adult children. What is your opinion on that?

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