Kenyatta and Magufuli Vow to Deal Firmly With Insecurity, Explore Trade in Natural Gas

Photo: Daily News Presidents John Magufuli and Uhuru Kenyatta. Chato — President Uhuru Kenyatta and his host President John Magufuli have vowed to deal firmly with insecurity saying they will not spare anyone involved in cross-border crimes. The two leaders said citizens of either country will be subject to the laws of the country where

Kenya: Court Stops Construction of Kenya’s Coal Power Plant. Here’s Why

analysis By David Obura Kenyan judges have stopped plans to construct the country’s first ever coal-powered plant near the coastal town of Lamu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tribunal ruled that the National Environment Management Authority had failed to do a thorough environmental assessment. The Conversation Africa’s Moina Spooner asked David Obura to give

Tanzania: Nigerian Jailed 30 Years for Drug Trafficking

By Faustine Kapama, Dar THE High Court’s Economic, Corruption and Organized Crime Division yesterday sentenced Nigerian, Christian Ugbechi to 30 years imprisonment for trafficking in 56 pellets of Heroin Hydrochloride, which are narcotic drugs, weighing 947.57 grams. Judge Sirilius Matupa imposed such sentence after convicting him of the offence, having been satisfied by evidence produced

Kenya: Here Is What Could Soon Be Required of Married Couples Seeking Divorce

By Amina Wako You will have to stay in a marriage for at least three years before seeking divorce from your partner in Kenya if a proposal by the Law Society of Kenya to the Attorney General is passed. The proposal will also require a married couple to seek Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) – such

Kenya: Kisii Couple Suspected of Killing Their 3-Month-Old Child Arrested

By Benson Ayienda Police in Kisii are investigating an incident where a couple in Mwanyakwambara village, Bonchari Constituency is suspected of killing their three-month-old child. Village elders say the boy may have been killed after claims from his father that he was fathered by another man. Daniel Nyamweya Keya, 38, and Leonida Nyakerario, 33, reportedly

Sudan: Send the Khartoum Killers to the Hague As a Rapid Response to Crisis

opinion By Jenerali Ulimwengu The leopard will, if given half a chance, try to erase its spots, and pretend it is a gazelle. But that trick will not last long, and the other members of the animal kingdom will very soon discover that the spots were simply painted over to show a single-colour coat of

Africa: Courts Push Back Against the Might of Big Tobacco

column By Carmel Rickard For some years I have been following the progress of tobacco control court challenges across Africa. Two things have struck me. First, each new law or regulation aimed at forcing smokers to understand the damage they are doing to their health is met by aggressive litigation from Big Tobacco. Second, the

Kenya: State House Intruder Incident Sparks Mental Health Debate

By Jerry Chifamba Cape Town — Although the Kenyan police are still investigating the motive behind the incident in which a man was shot and injured after he jumped over the State House fence, detectives are convinced that he may have been mentally distressed, Capital FM reports. Brian Kibet Bera, a fifth year mechanical engineering

Kenyans Champion Uganda’s Ban on Donations to Street Children

A section of Kenyans have urged lawmakers to emulate their Ugandan counterparts and criminalise the giving of material assistance to street children, arguing that it can drive beggars out of the streets. Following a move by Ugandan MPs to pass a bill that made it a criminal offence to offer money, food or any other

Kenya: Woman Seeks Court Help to Get Upkeep From Ex-Lamu West MP

By Brian Ocharo Former Lamu West MP Julius Ndegwa is yet to respond to a petition where a woman wants him compelled to clear house rent arrears and to provide for his child, whom he has allegedly neglected. Rehema Susan Maalim, who is claiming to be Mr Ndegwa’s wife, has informed the court that the

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