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Kenya’s Jambojet makes maiden flight to Uganda today

  Kenya’s Jambojet makes maiden flight to Uganda today Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Nairobi based budget airline Jambojet today expands its wings in East Africa with the launch of a double daily flight between Nairobi and Entebbe. Among the passengers on the inaugural flight that took off shortly before …

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Kenya’s Attorney General Muigai resigns

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed Justice Paul Kihara Kariuki as the Attorney General following the surprise resignation of Professor Githu Muigai on Tuesday. He has been attorney General for the last six and a half years, guiding the country through trying times that included the …

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How I was thrown out – Miguna Miguna

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT |  Miguna Miguna, the outspoken member of Kenya’s opposition who was deported to Canada last week, has narrated his ordeal. Government officials say Miguna Miguna denounced his Kenyan citizenship years back, acquired Canadian citizenship and never bothered to reclaim Kenyan citizenship in the legally prescribed manner. …

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Kenya Airways’ Non-Stop flight to Cape Town

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways, will unveil non-stop Nairobi-Cape Town flights starting June this year in what appears to be a new wave of expansion. The airline will operate three times a week, every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, using a Boeing B737-800NG aircraft. It …

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Kenyan punter hits jackpot with countryman’s goal

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | A lucky Kenyan gambler won a record-breaking 230 million shilling ($2.2 million) sports betting jackpot, thanks to an English Premier League goal from fellow countryman Victor Wanyama of Tottenham Hotspur. Gordon Opiyo, a 31-year-old shopkeeper in Nairobi’s sprawling, poor Kibera neighbourhood, took home the biggest …

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Kenya govt critic Miguna Miguna deported, on flight to Canada

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT & AFP | Reports from Nairobi indicate that Kenyan government critic Miguna Miguna was last night forced on a flight to Canada. Miguna Miguna’s lawyer John Khaminwa confirmed the development. Kenya’s official government newsroom tweeted soon after that ” Miguna is headed home. The court ordered he gets …

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Kenya govt critic in court amid crackdown

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | A Kenyan government critic appeared in court Tuesday to face charges related to the mock inauguration of the “people’s president” Raila Odinga, as the authorities barred 14 opposition leaders from leaving the country. Protestors and police clashed in the opposition’s stronghold of western Kenya, and …

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Two Kenyan TV stations shuttered by govt resume broadcasts

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Two television channels that Kenya’s government shuttered over coverage of a mock inauguration by President Uhuru Kenyatta’s rival resumed broadcasts on Monday. NTV and KTN News were ordered off the air for seeking to provide live coverage of Raila Odinga as he swore himself in …

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Kenya bets on biotech cotton to create 50,000 jobs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kenyan government is betting on mass production of genetically modified cotton to create 50,000 jobs and generate Sh20 billion in apparel export earnings this year as part of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s final term economic revival plan. The plan, which includes policy review and crafting …

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