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Nakumatt evicted from Mombasa mall over Sh28m rent arrears

Nakumat Supermarket’s woes deepened yesterday after auctioneers evicted it out of Mombasa’s City Mall over unpaid Sh27.8 million rent arrears. The eviction was ordered by the High Court after owners of the property, Ideal Location Limited were given green light to evict the retailer. The retailer, formerly the country’s largest supermarket chain, was the anchor […]

White House says Trump won arbitration order against Porn Star Stormy Daniels

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump has won an arbitration proceeding against adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, his spokeswoman said on Wednesday, a day after Daniels sued Trump for the right to speak about the “intimate relationship” she claims they had. A lawyer for Trump filed the arbitration proceeding against Daniels last week to seek […]

Britain says former Russian spy poisoned with nerve agent

SALISBURY, England (Reuters) – A nerve agent was used to deliberately poison a former Russian double agent and his daughter, Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer said on Wednesday, in a case that threatens to further damage London’s ties with Moscow. Sergei Skripal, once a colonel in Russia’s GRU military intelligence service, and his 33-year-old daughter, Yulia, […]

Ruto’s hand in the demolition of popular joint, Simmers

On the morning after the sudden closure of Simmers, one of the most popular restaurants in Nairobi’s CBD, the streets around are busy as usual. The taxi men are talking of how the closure has affected their business as curious passersby marvel at the work down by the eviction squad and begin to understand why […]

Ghosts of graft haunt nominees

Allegations of impropriety returned to haunt Judicial Service Commission (JSC) nominees as they appeared before the parliamentary committee on Justice and Legal Affairs for vetting. Former Agriculture Cabinet secretary Felix Koskey and former Kenyatta University vicechancellor Prof Olive Mugenda were tasked to explain their role in past cases where they were mentioned. In 2015, Koskey […]

Nasa jolted as Wiper disowns House team deal

The Opposition was yesterday thrown into disarray after one of its affiliate parties, Wiper, refused to back a coalition agreement to replace its nominee to the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC). Wiper party had been asked by the National Super Alliance to replace Borabu MP Ben Momanyi with Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jnr. In the morning […]

Tillerson announces mandatory sexual harassment training

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday that department employees must step in and intervene if they witness sexual harassment, one day after U.S. President Donald Trump expressed sympathy for those accused of harassment and not given due process. Tillerson said all State Department employees would undergo mandatory training to […]

LSK divided over plan to protest ‘court contempt’

Divisions have emerged within the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) over the planned boycott of court proceedings to protest disregard of court orders. A section of lawyers have opposed LSK president Isaack Okero’s call for a week-long boycott of all court proceedings terming it counterproductive. Speaking to The Nairobi Observer, senior advocate James Mwamu said […]

Alarm over teenage pregnancies surge

Authorities in Rongo, Migori county have raised the red flag over the surge in teenage pregnancies. This comes as six girls from Ng’ou Primary School in Chamgiwadu have reportedly dropped out after they were put in the family way. Area assistant County Commissioner Peter Nyandat said out of the six girls, the whereabouts of four […]