Eastern Africa

Freedom House denounce Kenya’s new cyber law

BY OWN CORRESPONDENT NAIROBI-International democracy and media watchdog organisation, Freedom House, is urging Kenya to review its new Computer and Cybercrimes law saying it’s a step backwards for media freedom. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday signed into law a sweeping cyber-crimes act criminalising fake news and online bullying. The law imposes stiff fines and […]

Eastern Africa

United Nations official says Africa not suited for western democracy

BY OWN CORRESPONDENT NAIROBI- A senior United Nations official says the western democracy is not suitable for Africa. Deputy Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Abdalla Hamdok told Chinese news agency, Xinhua, that Africa needs it’s on democracy that is linked with the history and the countries’ context. He said: “Africa […]

Eastern Africa

Red Cross responds as floods, 210,000 people displaced across Kenya

GENEVA/NAIROBI-The Kenya Red Cross Society is providing emergency relief to thousands of people impacted by rising flood waters that continue to wreak havoc in many parts of Kenya. Since torrential rains started last month, homes and farms have been destroyed, livestock has been lost and roads and other infrastructure have been washed away. More than […]

Eastern Africa

Kenya’s Miguna Miguna expected in Nairobi Monday afternoon

BY OWN CORRESPONDENT NAIROBI-Miguna Miguna Kenyan opposition leader who was deported to Canada in February is expected to land in Nairobi on Monday afternoon. The controversial figure is arriving in Kenya following high court’s decision to reverse his deportation Miguna was deported to Canada on February 6, 2018, after being dramatically arrested for his role […]

Eastern Africa

Kenya’s Kenyatta meets political rival Odinga

NAIROBI, KENYA–Kenyan President Kenyatta on Friday met his political National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga at Harambee House in Nairobi. The two were meeting for the first time since their fallout following the hotly contested August 8, 2017, General Election and October 26, 2017, repeat presidential poll that Odinga boycotted. Odinga and his co-principals […]

Culture & Lifestyle Eastern Africa

Lupita Nyong’o’s family in a cat-fight over a multi-million dollar estate

BY OWN CORRESPONDENT NAIROBI-Kenyan-Mexican actress Lupita Nyong’o’s family is embroiled in a cat-fight over a multi-million dollar estate left by her late grandfather Hesbon Shimei Nyong’o, who died on November 10, 2006, without leaving a will. Lupita’s father, Professor Anyang Nyong’o, is fighting his nephews over the distribution of the estate. The estate includes flats […]