BLOG: Foiled city bomb plot proves together we can conquer terrorism, crime

LEFT: A vehicle that was intercepted in Merti, Isiolo County, while transporting five Al-shabaab terrorists. RIGHT: Grenades seized by police during the operation. PHOTOS | COURTESYI don’t know about you, but I just can’t help imagining the gruesome aftermath had a planned terror attack in Nairobi city last week succeeded. It is terrifying to picture 36 grenades, five AK 47 rifles, over 1,000 bullets and a car rigged with 18 IEDs, all in the hands of suicidal death merchants. AllMore

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Rukungiri Court Issues Criminal Summons For Besigye

A Magistrates Court in Rukungiri District has issued criminal summons against Kizza Besigye, after he failed to appear in court where he’s facing an array of criminal charges. Besigye, a former presidential candidate was not in court on Tuesday where he is charged with assault of policemen on duty and causing  malicious damage to property […]

Seven suspected gangsters killed, 3 escape in shoot-out at Kibunjia

Seven suspected gangsters were today gunned down  by police, while  three others managed to escape during a dramatic  shoot out  at Kibunjia area along the Nakuru- Eldoret highway. Police are said to have trailed the ten man gang believed to be behind a spate of highway robberies from Kayole in Nairobi , before ambushing them as they drove towards …

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New Vision Journalist Arrested From Office

Charles Etukuri a reporter with the government owned New Vision newspaper has been ‘abducted’ outside his workplace. New Vision posted a tweet on its official twitter account reading: ‘Security operatives abduct Vision Group journalist @EtukuriCharles from New Vision head offices in Kampala.’ The company has its offices at second street industrial area. According to Chris […]

Surgeons remove 3 nails from man’s head after bizarre attack

An x-ray of the nails in Isaac Mutembei's head. PHOTO | ELIZABETH MERABA man is fighting for his life at Kenyatta National Hospital’s Critical Care Unit after a horrific hammer and nail attack in Nthambi Ward in Tharaka Nithi. The bizarre attack has left Isaac Mutembei, 40, paralysed on one side. He was attacked by a man after a fight in a bar. According to his brotherMore

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Leading ivory trade investigator Esmond Martin murdered in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  A world-renowned ivory investigator whose detailed reports contributed to the fight against elephant poaching and the illegal wildlife trade, was killed at his home in Kenya, police said Monday. Esmond Martin, 75, died after being stabbed at his house in the Nairobi suburb of Langata on Sunday afternoon. “He was …

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Leading ivory trade investigator Esmond Martin murdered in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  A world-renowned ivory investigator whose detailed reports contributed to the fight against elephant poaching and the illegal wildlife trade, was killed at his home in Kenya, police said Monday. Esmond Martin, 75, died after being stabbed at his house in the Nairobi suburb of Langata on Sunday afternoon. “He was …

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Lucy Njambi’s killers forced her to drink acid

Lucy Njambi, 21, who died after being raped and doused with acid. She was the wife of Samwel Ndung’u, a former MCA for Riruta Ward in Kiambu county. PHOTO | COURTESYLucy Njambi, the 24-year-old woman who died after being physically assaulted, was forced to swallow acid that her attackers later doused her with, the postmortem showed on Tuesday. The chemical was found in her body, according to Dr Bernard Midia, the forensic pathologist who conducted the autopsy at Kenyatta National Hospital. He said the specimensMore

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State of Emergency endorsed by cross section of Jamaicans – PM

Kingston, Jamaica | JIS NEWS | The Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness says the decision to declare a State of Public Emergency in St. James wasn’t unilateral, but one that was endorsed by a wide cross section of the society. He made the remarks as he addressed the media at the Freeport Police …

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Nine dead in Mexico shooting: official

Monterrey, Mexico | AFP | Authorities investigating the slaying of nine men at a house in Monterrey, Mexico said Sunday small local drug-trafficking groups appeared to be involved but not major drug cartels. The men were watching a football match on television on Saturday when armed attackers burst into the house, herded women into the …

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Bomb attacks target police in northern Colombia

Bogota, Colombia | AFP | A rash of bombings hit police stations in northern Colombia over the weekend, killing seven police and injuring dozens more in what authorities said appeared to be the work of drug gangs. The attacks began early Saturday in the city of Barranquilla, where five police officers were killed and 41 injured …

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Five killed in bomb attack at Colombia police station

Bogota, Colombia | AFP | At least five police officers were killed and 41 others wounded Saturday when alleged drug traffickers detonated a bomb at a station in the northern city of Barranquilla, hours after a car explosion ripped through a security post near the border in neighboring Ecuador. There was no apparent link between …

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Fourteen killed in Brazil nightclub shootout

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP | At least 14 people were killed in an early Saturday shootout at a nightclub in Fortaleza, in northeastern Brazil, officials said. “We can confirm 14 deaths,” Andre Costa, security secretary for the state of Ceara — of which Fortaleza is the capital — told a press conference. Costa …

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