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Kenyans Should Not Pursue New Law as an End in Itself

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Listen We should not be so obsessed with the constitution as a change and an end in itself. A fight to injustices – graft, malice, tribalism etc lies with the power and the office holder. The constitution, to some extent may affect the power but not determine the office holder. However, I wish to suggest […]

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Tanzanian president lauds China’s assistance to his country

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Listen Dar es Salaam (Alshahid) – Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete on Wednesday spoke highly of China’s assistance to his country in various sectors including health and education. Kikwete made the remarks at the ceremony for laying the foundation stone for the construction of China-aided cardiac surgery treatment and training center at Muhimbili National Hospital in […]

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Kenya denies links to Somalia’s Alshabab

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Listen Nairobi (Alshahid) – Kenya has Wednesday refuted claims that leaders of Alshabab regularly travel to Nairobi to raise funds and recruit fighters. A report to the UN Security Council said indicated that leaders of the al-Qaeda-inspired group regularly travelled to Nairobi. Permanent Secretary for internal security, Mr. Francis Kimemia said “This is propaganda,” Mr […]

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ICC To investigate Kenya 2007 Election Violence

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Listen Amsterdam (Alshahid) – International Criminal Court judges on Wednesday approved an investigation into post-election violence in Kenya following the disputed re-election of President Mwai Kibaki in 2007. Reports indicate that the judges delivered the ruling at The Hague. Two of the judges approved the investigation while one dissented. The majority moreover found that all […]

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EU bans Sudan and Philippine air lines from Europe

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Listen Brussels (Alshahid) – The European Union has yesterday banned Sudan airlines from flying to 27 EU member countries due to safety standards. “We cannot accept that airlines fly into the EU if they do not fully comply with international safety standards,” European Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas said in a statement. The Commission said it […]

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Uganda royal tomb arsonist surrenders to police

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Listen Kampala (Alshahid) – A man yesterday walked into the police station in Kampala and confessed of setting ablaze the royal tombs. According to Uganda police spokesperson Judith Nabakooba, Joseph Musoke told police that he was responsible for the March 16, 2010 inferno at the royal tombs. The over 130 year old tombs belong to […]

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Somali Cabinet to be reshuffled.

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Listen Mogadishu (Alshahid) – Somali Cabinet is gearing up for a major reshuffle within the next few weeks following a report on a wide range of corruption, Sources told Waagacusub media. Confirming the anticipated move by the government, the Minister of interior Abdukadir Ali Omar hinted that he will be appointed as the new presidential […]

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The D-Day: Parliament to vote on changes to draft constitution

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Listen Kenyan MPs are on Wednesday debating and voting on alterations they seek to make on the draft constitution. The House is divided on whether to retain the draft law as it is or make amendments. Today is a crucial day for debating and voting for the constitutional draft that has been before the house. […]

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U.S mulls over Somalia

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Listen Washington (Alshahid) – Washington is mulling over dispatching surveillance drones and other limited military support for a Somalia, as the weak transitional federal government prepares a major offensive against Islamic rebels, U.S officials said. American diplomats have been meeting Somali leaders in Kenya pressing them to detail the goals of the looming assault. Pentagon […]

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Koigi Wamwere: The Truth and Justice Commission should be reconstituted afresh.

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Listen Nairobi (Alshahid)-Talking on a local TV programme, the fearless former MP for Subukia Hon. Koigi wa Wamwere has called for a disbandment of the newly formed Truth, Justice and reconciliation Commission.(TJRC) in Kenya. He opines that all commissioners having diligently served previous dictatorial regime have credibility qualms therefore they should resign. The TJRC chairman […]

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