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Refugees pray for Dadaab camp to remain open as Kenya insists on closure

More than once in recent years, Kenyan officials have called for the closure of Dadaab refugee camp in eastern Kenya, home to more than 200,000 refugees and asylum seekers, many of whom fled Somalia during or since the 1991 civil war. In February, Kenya’s government wrote to the U.N. refugee agency, ordering the camp closed […]

US envoy: “Corrupt Kenyans will not step in America”

Corrupt Kenyans will neither be allowed into the US nor pay for their children’s education there, US ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter said in Nairobi. The ambassador, while attending the Junior Achievement Organisation 100 years celebration, said the ‘big fish’ in the country get away with theft of billions whereas the common mwananchi is brutally […]

Briefing: Pato Detained At Kireka over Magara; Kagame, Kenyatta Root for ICT Investment; Garang Warns on Protest; Besigye at Oxford Union

This is ChimpReports’ Morning Intelligence Briefing. The report gives readers an early morning grasp of what’s happening in the East African region. The exclusive reports run from Monday to Friday. For leaks, confidential reports and news tips, please WhatsApp our desk on +256778146841. Magara Murder Suspect Pato Detained At Kireka Patrick Kasaija aka Pato Agaba, the prime […]

Briefing: Kiir Forgives Machar; Bunyoro Endorses Museveni; Electoral Reforms Bill Ready; Kenyatta Hails Kiereini

This is ChimpReports’ Morning Intelligence Briefing. The report gives readers an early morning grasp of what’s happening in the East African region. The exclusive reports run from Monday to Friday. For leaks, confidential reports and news tips, please WhatsApp our desk on +256778146841. I’ve Forgiven Machar, says Kiir  Juba: South Sudan President Salva Kiir says he has […]

Counterfeit products are on the rise in Kenya

Kenyans on Friday took to Twitter and spoke out on the impact counterfeit products are having on them through the hashtag #OrphansOfCorruption. In April alone, the anti-counterfeit authority (ACA) seized goods valued at more than Sh100 million. Some Twitter users spoke about the counterfeit goods that are available to purchase. “The most counterfeited goods in […]

Muloni Unveils Uganda’s ‘Most Prospective’ Oil Exploration Blocks

The Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Hon Eng Irene Muloni has launched Uganda’s second open competitive licensing round in petroleum exploration, development and production in Uganda. Approved by Cabinet this past Monday, the licensing round was driven by a number of factors including, among others, the establishment of additional resources and reserves to the […]

Kenya seeks military cooperation with Trump

Kenya has embarked on a plan to seek military cooperation with US President Donald Trump. This comes as Foreign Affairs CS Monica Juma next week leads a Kenyan delegation to America for an inaugural Bilateral Strategic Dialogue. The meeting set to be held between May 7 and 8 is said to be key to elevating […]

Kenya drops in press freedom index, but remains haven for journalists

No country in East Africa ranks high in the World Press Freedom Index, prepared each year by advocacy group Reporters Without Borders. But journalists in the region tend to congregate in Kenya. Violations of press freedom do happen there, but journalists say the country provides a relatively safe haven for their work. The 2019 World […]

Everton to play friendly in Kenya

English Premier League side Everton will travel to Kenya in July for a friendly against local champions Kariobangi Sharks, officials said Thursday. Everton will play Kariobangi, the 2019 title holders of East Africa’s biggest football tournament, the SportPesa Cup, in Nairobi on July 7. Ronald Karauri, the chief executive of Everton-sponsor SportPesa, said Kariobangi would […]

Woman killed for refusing to marry man who offered 40 cows

A 20-year-old woman was beaten to death by her brothers in South Sudan on Friday after she refused an arranged marriage set up by her parents. Nyaluk Magorok was killed in the town of Yirol, in Eastern Lakes state, for reportedly turning down the proposal from her parents’ preferred suitor. The man had reportedly offered […]

Kenya’s Miguna Miguna expresses solidarity with DR Congo’s Fayulu

Two main opposition African politicians have taken to social media platform Twitter to exchange solidarity for the struggle to advance democracy and combat despotism. The two are: 2018 presidential aspirant in the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC; Martin Fayulu and deported opposition voice in Kenya, lawyer Miguna Miguna. The interaction started on April 29 with […]

Kenya avocados cleared to enter China market

Kenyan farmers will now export their popular hass avocados to China following a trade deal signed when President Kenyatta met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing Thursday. The signing of the agreement which makes Kenya the first African nation to export avocados to the Asian nation with a market of over 1.4 billion consumers […]

Kenyatta Slams Sri Lanka Easter Terrorist Bombings

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, whose country has in recent years faced terror attacks, says he has “received with shock and indignation” the news of the “dastardly terrorist” attacks in Sri Lanka which killed at least 138 people and wounded more than 400 others. The President on Easter Sunday sent his heartfelt condolences to President Maithripala […]

How Kenya is constructing Africa’s largest AIDS drug factory

The Kenyan government wants to alleviate the heavy cost of importing AIDS drugs as construction of the largest AIDS drug factory in Africa has begun in Kenya. In enviable and valiant attempts to cut down costs on AIDS drugs, Kenya is in the process of building the largest AIDS drug factory in Africa at a […]

Thieves break into police post, steal gun as officers watch Barcelona wallop Man Utd

As Lionel Messi tore Manchester United defence apart to enable Barcelona proceed to the Champions League semifinals, thugs in Kenya were on the other side also tearing apart the police armoury. According to reports, as police officers are Kobujoi police station in Nandi County on Tuesday night enjoyed the Champions League clash, thugs broke into […]

Bukwo: Students shun Ugandan schools for Kenya’s over standards

Secondary school students in Bukwo district have turned to Kenya for better education due to inadequate and poor facilities on the Ugandan side. The district has 10 secondary schools, 6 of which are government aided and 4 are community founded. Bukwo district is one of the districts that lag behind in education a factor that […]

Xiaomi to bring first Mi-Home store in Kenya

Xiaomi is known as the Chinese company that sells Android smartphones in the Mi, Redmi and Pocophone lines. However, most people do not know that they also sell other tech products under Mi-Home the umbrella. Now Xiaomi Kenya has revealed that they are going to launch their first Mi-Home store in Sub Saharan Africa right […]

Kenya Struggles to Rescue Kidnapped Cuban Doctors

Kenya security agencies are searching for missing two cuban doctors who were kidnapped on Friday morning. The two health physicians were abducted from Madera County in the North Eastern part of Kenya as they were traveling to work. Kenya police authorities said the doctors were moving in a government vehicle with two police officers as […]

Al-Shabab suspected in abduction of 2 Cuban doctors in Kenya

Al-Shabab militants are suspected in the abduction of two Cuban doctors working in Mandera, a Kenyan town on the border with Somalia. Kenyan police say the two were abducted at 9 a.m. Friday and taken into Somali territory. Kenya’s police spokesperson Charles Owino told reporters that the two doctors, Assel Herera Correa and Landy Rodriguez, […]

Two Cuban doctors kidnapped in Kenya, their security personnel killed

Two Cuban doctors have been kidnapped in neighbouring Kenya and their police protection officer killed. According to Police sources in Kenya, the two doctors were on their way to work in Mandera town when they were attacked and their guard shot. The attackers then flee towards the Somalia border in possession of the doctors. “It […]

Opinion: Kenya-Uganda trade agreement over SGR is a raw deal for Kenya

KIBE MUNGAI A couple of weeks ago, President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni struck a wide ranging trade agreement that basically removes existing trade barriers and commits Uganda to connect to Kenya its component of the SGR under the broader Chinese belt and road initiative (BRI). Under this trade deal Uganda will […]

Bobi Wine gets endorsed in Kenya

If you take a look at Necessary Noise’s ‘Kenyan Girl, Kenyan Boy’ music video, you will see (what we call public taxis in Uganda) with different graffiti. This is what their public transportation means looks like and you won’t fail to recognize faces a...

Ghana’s mPharma to buy Kenya’s second-largest pharmacy chain

MPharma, the six-year old Ghanaian startup that manages prescription drug inventory for pharmacies and their suppliers, is buying Kenya’s second-largest pharmacy chain, Haltons, in an unprecedented deal for the African startup ecosystem. The transaction, which sees mPharma enter the East Africa regional market for the first time, means the young company will take control of […]

Museveni says now is the time for East Africa to federate politically

East African countries that are ready to kick-start the political federation should go ahead and do so and others can follow later, President Museveni has said. Museveni made the remarks while he delivered a public lecture at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, at the conclusion of his three-day state visit to the neighboring Kenya. “If some […]