Optiven Enterprises Limited has set out to launch one of their new projects, Kapseret Gardens in Eldoret .

Nakuru County has moved to stop indiscriminate subdivision of commercial farms.

Governor Kinuthia Mbugua says parcelling of such farms will be regulated or stopped for food security.

The decision, he said, was made by physical planners and the executive in charge of Lands. “We need food and I am afraid that a population boom in Nakuru will result in fragmentation of large agricultural farms that have been producing food for the country and beyond,” said the governor.

A military chopper carrying Deputy President William Ruto was forced to land at the Kisumu International Airport on Saturday due to the condition of an airstrip in Kakamega.

The airstrip’s condition was communicated to authorities at the Wilson airport moments before Ruto boarded the Kenya Air Force aircraft (140), forcing the pilot to fly to Kisumu.

Security and administrators in Kisumu were forced to rush to the airport to prepare for his arrival enroute to Vihiga MP Yusuf Chanzu’s homecoming party.

"Pope emeritus" Benedict XVI (R) greeting Pope Francis upon his arrival at the heliport in Castel Gandolfo.

The Vatican removed nearly 400 priests from duty in the last two years for raping and molesting children according to a document obtained on Friday by the Associated Press.

In his last two years as pope, Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests for raping and molesting children.

This is more than twice as many as the two years that preceded a 2010 explosion of sex abuse cases in Europe and beyond.

The data indicated that 260 priests were defrocked in 2011 and 124 in 2012, a total of 384 which shows a dramatic surge from 171 priests defrocked in 2008 and 2009.

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed has assured Kenyans that their investments in South Sudan are safe. She said Kenyan traders had held talks with the South Sudan government to ensure the country’s investments were protected during the ongoing conflict.

“Even though some facilities were broken into and property looted when the fighting escalated, most of the investments are now protected,” she said. She was speaking during the 12th EAC Sectoral Council meeting on Foreign Policy Coordination in Nairobi.

The 23-year-old beautiful German blonde did not know that Mossad, the Israel security agents, in Nairobi were waiting for her.

Her name was Monika Haas, though nobody seemed to know her second name.

In later East Germany intelligence files, she was Monica H. But this time at Embakasi Airport, the morning of January 25, 1976, she was travelling on a stolen passport and a fictitious name.

The home regions of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto have been rewarded with more than half of all senior appointments, a survey by The Standard on Saturday has revealed.

Mt Kenya and Rift Valley regions hold a combined 57.5 per cent of the 87 appointments made by the nine-month-old Jubilee administration.

Each has 25 appointments, which translates to 28.7 per cent each, while Nyanza follows with 10 which at 11.5 per cent.

Lupita Nyong’o on Thursday won the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 2014 Critics Choice Awards.

The actress, a native of Kenya who has also won several awards for her breakout role as Patsey in the film ’12 Years a Slave’, was also nominated for an Oscar Award the same day.

She beat out Golden Globe award winner Jennifer Lawrence and Oprah Winfrey for the Choice award.

Watch below her acceptance speech…

Do you often withdraw large sums of money from your bank over the counter? Beware; you may soon be “under arrest.”

And not because you have committed any crime.

A criminal gang posing as police officers may be waiting to handcuff you, throw you into their car and take your cash plus whatever else that can be stolen through your ATM cards.

A man in police uniform may approach you with handcuffs, alleging that you have committed a certain crime.

Before you know it, you are lying face-down in a car, being driven to God-knows-where.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced the Department of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Department of State, has added Austria, Italy, Panama, and Thailand to the list of countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B Visa programs for the coming year. The notice listing the 63 eligible countries published January 17, 2014 in the Federal Register. 

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