• Six60 land three singles in Top Ten, breaking Dave Dobyn's 33-year record 17 Sep 2019 21:30 Move over, Dave Dobbyn: Dunedin rockers Six60 have broken the music legend's record by having three singles in the New Zealand Top Ten in the same week. It's the first time a local act has managed this feat in 33 years. Six60, who will kick off a …
  • Roadside stations to reduce Northern Corridor crashes 17 Sep 2019 20:27 Tuesday, September 17, 2019 22:00 By ANTHONY KITIMO A accident scene on the Nairobi- Eldoret highway on August 26, 2019. FILE PHOTO | NMG  The Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority (NCTTCA) has launched a multi-million project to …
  • Mau Forest evictions force man to return home after 51 years 17 Sep 2019 12:21 By NDUNG'U GACHANE More by this Author An 81-year old man has returned home after disappearing for 51 years, thanks to the ongoing Mau Forest evictions. Mr Francis Muthua Chege left his home in Ikumbi village of Kigumo Constituency, Murang'a County …
  • Mau Forest and Murchison Falls: The common enemy is not human, but greed and poor planning 17 Sep 2019 12:20 By LUIS FRANCESCHI More by this Author “Humans have wiped out about 60 percent of the world’s wildlife population in the last four decades. Earth is losing biodiversity at a rate seen only during mass extinctions”, and life is not much better for those who …
  • Kenya to mark World Bamboo Day in Busia 17 Sep 2019 10:27 Environment CS Keriako Tobiko planting a tree. (Photo Courtesy) Environment Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko is expected to preside over the 10th World Bamboo Day at Busia Agricultural Training Center on Wednesday.   The World Bamboo Day is set aside to …
  • The deadly black spots along Nakuru-Nairobi highway 17 Sep 2019 10:14 By ERIC MATARA More by this Author By MACHARIA MWANGI More by this Author Road crashes remain among the top ten killers in Kenya according to reports by various agencies including the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) and the World Health …
  • Ardern, Trump to meet in New York next week 17 Sep 2019 01:26 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will have a formal bilateral meeting with US President Donald Trump in New York next week. The bilateral meeting will be on Monday next week, New York time. The pair have met informally on the sidelines of Apec, and at a …
  • Don't put pressure on pupils, says PS 16 Sep 2019 21:07 Education PS Belio Kipsang interacts with Grade 3 pupils during the Monitoring Learner Progress (MLP) exercise at Moi Avenue Primary School in Nairobi on September 16. [Boniface Okendo, Standard] Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang has cautioned …
  • YY Inc. - An Attractive Entry Point 16 Sep 2019 19:37 Editor's note: Seeking Alpha is proud to welcome Joaquin Grech as a new contributor. It's easy to become a Seeking Alpha contributor and earn money for your best investment ideas. Active contributors also get free access to SA Essential. Click here …
  • Citizen TV cuts short airing of “Inside Mau Forest” documentary, midway! 16 Sep 2019 18:48 Citizen TV suspiciously abandoned a controversial news feature on Sunday, September 15, during its 9 p.m. live bulletin. The station was airing a report on Mau evictions dubbed “Inside Mau Forest” when the screen went dark after which normal broadcasting …
  • Friends want to rename Jaitley's gossip point in Lodhi garden after him 16 Sep 2019 17:51 Ever since he rejoined active politics in the late 1990s, the late Arun Jaitley would gather each morning with his friends from different fields at a point in Lodhi Gardens. They would take a round or two, and then sit for an extended gossip session. The …
  • Spotify: Iconic Brand, Great Price 16 Sep 2019 15:52 Digital media companies have been feeling the heat over the past several months over rising competition. Netflix (NFLX) has been squeezed as slowing subscriber growth (including its worst-ever performance in the U.S.) failed to justify its ever-spiraling …
  • Yogi Adityanath promises to restore Kanpur to previous glory 16 Sep 2019 13:42 Kanpur: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday promised to restore Kanpur to its previous glory and also laid the foundation stone of projects worth Rs 50 crore here. “The city has already been connected to air services and the ghats here are being …
  • NDERITU: Xenophobia begins with name calling 16 Sep 2019 12:41 By ALICE WAIRIMU NDERITU More by this Author Has enough been said about Xenophobia in South Africa? No. The troubling attacks spilled over into a new week with one person killed and five others injured. Xenophobia has been raging for more than a decade. In …
  • Craguns, Brainerd General Rental, 3 Cheers Hospitality to be honored 16 Sep 2019 10:23 Honorees are: Dutch and Irma Cragun, Cragun's Resort: Business Legacy Award, presented by the Brainerd Lakes Chamber and RiverWood Bank. Brainerd General Rental: Lakes Proud Small Business of the Year Award, presented by the Brainerd Lakes Chamber and …
  • Punitive mission that led to birth of Nyeri Town 16 Sep 2019 06:38 By JOSEPH KANYI More by this Author In 1902, when British maverick Col Richard Meinertzhagen went to Nyeri on a punitive expedition against the people of Tetu, who had massacred an Arab caravan, he found a spot that would later mark the start of an …
  • UP: Cong urges state govt to roll back hike in power tariffs 16 Sep 2019 05:51 Lucknow: Congress Party on Sunday appealed Uttar Pradesh government to reverse their recent decision to hike power tariffs. “Congress party is protesting across the state against the recent hike in power tariffs. We demand that the state government takes …
  • Kenya's Mau Forest: Indigenous and wildlife at risk 15 Sep 2019 14:25 A battle is under way for the survival of the largest native forest in East Africa. Since the British colonial period in Kenya, swaths of the Mau Forest have been cleared for plantations and environmentalists say hundreds of species are threatened by the …
  • How the tongue has landed politicians in trouble 15 Sep 2019 08:37 Nominated MP Maina Kamanda during a service at ACK St. Christopher's Mathare Parish in Nairobi. [David Njaaga/Standard] They took an oath to protect the law when sworn into office, but some have found themselves on the wrong side of the very law …
  • PPU site calls governor Fagu Chauhan ‘richest person’ in Mau 15 Sep 2019 07:33
  • Late Saturday Canton area HS and college results 15 Sep 2019 05:46 HIGH SCHOOL Boys soccer Louisville 4, Coventry 2 Goals: Varner (L) 2, Adams (L), Drake-McKimm (L), Hammond (C), Louisville own goal. Assists: Foley (L), Mickley (L). Shots: Louisville 12-10. Corner kicks: Louisville 4-2. Halftime: Louisville 2-1. Records: …
  • World War 2 and memories from my father 15 Sep 2019 05:23 By KAMAU NGOTHO More by this Author My father Ngotho Kamau was a born storyteller. If you asked him the time, he not only told you the local time but also what time it was in London and in New York, and why the difference. I knew from him what Greenwich …
  • Why the elite should fear Mau evictions 15 Sep 2019 03:22 By OTIENO OTIENO More by this Author The government appears to enjoy significant public support for its eviction of settlers on Mau forestland outside the ethnic community most affected by the programme. Most of Kenyans discussing the second phase of the …
  • PPU site calls guv ‘richest person’ in Mau 14 Sep 2019 23:42
  • Monalisa’s revenge mission 14 Sep 2019 23:04 The Sunday Mail Veronica Gwaze AFTER losing her mother to a murderer and killer-stepfather, WIBA Inter-continental welterweight boxing champion Monalisa ‘Madzimai’ Sibanda took to the boxing ring to find some solace and a way to hit back. Engulfed by rage …
  • Senator Gideon urges leaders to support push for inclusive government 14 Sep 2019 21:29 Baringo Senator Gideon Moi addresses mourners during burial service of the late Edgar Simiyu Masinde at Friends Sec. school Bilibili in Tangaren constituency, Bungoma County on Sept. 14, 2019. [Benjamin Sakwa, Standard] Baringo Senator Gideon Moi wants …
  • Penn State defeats Pitt 17-10 14 Sep 2019 19:58 Pitt vs. Penn State game underway following weather delay at Beaver Stadium Kickoff was pushed to 12:40 p.m. Copy Link Copy {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Updated: 3:50 PM EDT Sep 14, 2019 Hide Transcript Show Transcript KELLY: 6:49 A.M. CAM: WE ARE …
  • Yogi transfers five officers for neglecting work 14 Sep 2019 17:42 Chitrakoot, Sep 14 (IANS) UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has transferred five officers — Chief Medical Superintendent, Chief Medical Officer and three Sub-Divisional Magistrates — for negligence during his visit to the Chitrakoot district on Saturday. …
  • Pitt vs. Penn State game underway following weather delay at Beaver Stadium 14 Sep 2019 16:46 Pitt vs. Penn State game underway following weather delay at Beaver Stadium Kickoff was pushed to 12:40 p.m. Copy Link Copy {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Updated: 12:40 PM EDT Sep 14, 2019 Hide Transcript Show Transcript KELLY: 6:49 A.M. CAM: WE ARE …
  • Pitt vs. Penn State game delayed at Beaver Stadium due to lightning in area 14 Sep 2019 15:57 Pitt vs. Penn State game delayed at Beaver Stadium due to lightning in area Official start time has not yet been announced Copy Link Copy {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Updated: 11:52 AM EDT Sep 14, 2019 Hide Transcript Show Transcript KELLY: 6:49 A.M …
  • US, ASEAN float together in the South China Sea 14 Sep 2019 14:58 The United States has launched its first-ever joint naval drills with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), maneuvers that could add fuel to already simmering tensions in the contested South China Sea. While organizers of this week’s 11- …
  • Rain Showers This Morning, Then Decreasing Clouds 14 Sep 2019 11:45 Rain Showers This Morning, Then Decreasing Clouds Copy Link Copy {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Updated: 7:36 AM EDT Sep 14, 2019 Hide Transcript Show Transcript KELLY: 6:49 A.M. CAM: WE ARE TAKING A LIVE LOOK. YOU SEE HOW CLOUDY IT IS AS WE START THE …
  • Haunted? Mysteries of Lake Victoria's Mau Mau Island 14 Sep 2019 10:04 A view of Sirigombe Island from Usenge beach. The coxswain engages the gear sending the engine roaring furiously as it cruises through Lake Victoria towards Sirigombe Island, a former prison for Mau Mau freedom fighters. The island is about one kilometre …
  • Political Roundup: Labour's #MeToo political damage 14 Sep 2019 09:02 If the political reputation of the Labour-led Government and Jacinda Ardern have been badly or even fatally damaged by the ongoing #MeTooLabour scandal, it will be because they've disappointed their own supporters, and failed to live up to their own …
  • In Rebeka Njau lives pioneering spirit of Kenyan womanhood 14 Sep 2019 07:48 By TOM ODHIAMBO More by this Author It is seductive to call Rebeka Njau a pioneering Kenyan feminist. But one doubts that she would accept the tag. She seems too self-effacing, and too much of a pragmatist to accept such a title. Yet her memoir, Mirrors of …
  • Football: Chanhassen's final drive comes up short 14 Sep 2019 07:44 Two minutes, two seconds left on the clock, trailing by seven points, Cullen Nelson rallied the Chanhassen offense. "We're going to march down, score, go for two, and celebrate." A final drive that spanned 55 yards, reaching the Benilde-St. …
  • Energy project- Hanoi seeks to push ahead amid China pressure, SE Asia News & Top Stories 14 Sep 2019 06:21 Vietnam, locked in one of its most protracted test of wills with China of late, is trying to allay fears that yet another foreign joint-venture energy project in the South China Sea may be canned because of pressure from Beijing. The question over American …
  • State of the Nation address by Kenyan Christian community 14 Sep 2019 03:02 By GABRIEL OGUDA More by this Author Your Excellency the President, Your Excellency the Deputy President, Honourable Speaker of the National Assembly, Honourable Speaker of the Senate, Members of Parliament present, Advertisement Today marks one week since …
  • Japan, Korea and the question of how to pay for historic wrongs 13 Sep 2019 23:42 She was just 13 in 1945 when she was forced to toil for months in a factory servicing the desperate last gasp of Japan’s war effort. Today, Kim Jeong-ju can point to many culprits to blame. There was the elementary school teacher who lied and told her …
  • ‘Nation’ headline writer committed grammatical error 13 Sep 2019 22:07 By PHILIP OCHIENG More by this Author The lead headline on page 22 of the Daily Nation number of August 21, 2019, asserted as follows: “State commitment in Mau forest saga questioned after prosecutions halted”. Singly, of course, all those are English …
  • Tales of Lake Victoria's Mau Mau Island 13 Sep 2019 21:07 A view of Sirigombe Island from Usenge beach. The island was used as temporary prison for hard-core Mau Mau fighters and also a fattening ground for animals. [Isaiah Gwengi, Standard] The coxswain engages the gear sending the engine roaring furiously as it …
  • Alibaba: Kaola Acquisition Enhances Market Leadership 13 Sep 2019 20:24 Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) recently announced the acquisition of NetEase's (NASDAQ:NTES) e-commerce platform, Kaola, for $2 billion. In addition, it will invest ~$700 million in NetEase Cloud Music. I think both these deals are positives for Alibaba and will …
  • US State Department Approves $985 Million Military Sale to Morocco 13 Sep 2019 15:02 Rabat – US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)  published a statement on September 12, announcing that the State Department has decided to approve a foreign military sale to Morocco. Morocco requested to buy a shipment of TOW-2A missiles for an …
  • Marine Corps Completes Successful Naval Exercise | DoS Approves FMS Contracts To Morocco | Boeing Wins P-8A Delivery Order 13 Sep 2019 14:01 Americas The Marine Corps announced a successful naval exercise in the Philippine and East China seas and in Okinawa, Japan, on Wednesday. According to a release, the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and Amphibious Squadron 11 conducted a large-scale series …
  • The U.S. Navy and Southeast Asian nations held joint maneuvers for the first time. What are the key takeaways? 13 Sep 2019 10:51 September 13 at 6:00 AM The U.S. Navy participated in joint exercises with the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) last week, following months of tensions in the region. The exercises kicked off at Sattahip naval base southeast …
  • TAHITI OUSTER ATTEMPT CALLED ‘MADNESS’ 13 Sep 2019 08:34 Tong Sang seeks to regain presidency PAPEETE, Tahiti (Tahitipresse, Nov. 19, 2009) – Members of French Polynesia President Oscar Temaru's majority coalition reacted with criticism, sadness and disappointment to Thursday's motion of no confidence …
  • What to watch on Friday night: ‘Unbelievable’ comes to Netflix 13 Sep 2019 07:32 (All times Eastern.) BattleBots (Discovery at 8) The world’s greatest bots fight to win a spot in the knockout round. Killjoys (Syfy at 10) The Killjoy trio scramble to find a way to defeat the Lady. Couples Therapy (Showtime at 10) Mau explains to Orna …
  • Thousands of Kenyans evicted from East Africa's largest forest News 13 Sep 2019 04:21 About 60,000 families from Kenya's Mau Forest are being evicted. The government says it is being done to protect East Africa's largest forest. But most of those evicted say they have been cheated by the state. Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports …
  • Mugabe, Gaddaffi, Kabila in top six of former African leaders who were considered as dictators 12 Sep 2019 14:24   LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Some came to their position with limited experience hence, the decline in morale and discipline caused by bad policies, eroded professional standards and ethics and weakened the system of governance. Throughout Africa, there has …
  • NTSA, police on the spot as Nairobi-Nakuru highway still a 'death trap' 12 Sep 2019 08:40 By ERIC MATARA More by this Author The road safety authority and the traffic police department are once again under public scrutiny following a rise in the number of road accidents on Nairobi-Nakuru highway. The highway is important as it connect Kenya and …
  • Land degradation puts conservation in jeopardy 12 Sep 2019 06:40 A felled tree inside Kabaru forest in within Mt Kenya. [Mose Sammy, Standard] From the rooftop of Alan Donovan’s African Heritage House in Mlolongo, the Kitengela plains at the tail end of Nairobi National Park look like a sweeping carpet of greenery. This …
  • Kenyans who claim UK drove them from their land seek UN inquiry 12 Sep 2019 06:40 Thousands of Kenyans who say they were driven from their homes and abused under British colonial rule and subsequently faced hardship and poverty have called on the UN to launch an investigation into their treatment. British and Kenyan lawyers submitted a …
  • Nyayo Tea Zone to be cleared in second phase of Mau restoration 12 Sep 2019 06:19 By BAYA SAMUEL More by this Author The Nyayo Tea Zone estate perched between the Mau and Olpusimoru forests will be cleared in the ongoing second phase of restoring the Mau Forest Complex, Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya has said. Mr …
  • A party member sent a submission on sexual assault to the Labour Party. This is what it said. 12 Sep 2019 06:08 In November 2017, a party member sent a written submission on and sexual assault and bullying within the party, to the Labour Council. In it, the young woman warned Labour that something had to be done to change its "intimidating" reporting …
  • Disband these mischievous political groups before it is too late 12 Sep 2019 05:49 Kieleweke and Tangatanga members clash at a church in Murang'a on Sunday. Though not for anything progressive, the acronym Mafia is a global household name. By the 19th century in Sicily, Italy, and in the USA, the Mafia had become an assortment of …
  • Men Only: In the early hours of post-holiday blues 12 Sep 2019 05:25 ALSO READ: Men only: Splendours of solitude in a postcard city September is Suicide Prevention Month. Which means, next week, we’ll talk mental health with Dr Amayo of Bliss Healthcare. But, first of all, a story. The morning I wrote this piece, this week, …
  • How to solve marriage woes before resorting to divorce 12 Sep 2019 05:18 Ever wanted to be a fly on the wall during a couples’ therapy session? Showtime’s new docuseries “Couples Therapy” lets viewers do just that. The show follows four married pairs over six months as they tackle their specific issues with Soho-based clinical …
  • Sh900m Kinoru Stadium offers hope but work painstakingly slow 12 Sep 2019 03:40 By CHARLES WANYORO More by this Author There is palpable excitement among sports enthusiasts in Meru County as rehabilitation work the historic Kinoru Stadium nears completion. Since Meru-based Mafuko Bombers FC exited the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) in …
  • Evictions best way to save Mau Forest 12 Sep 2019 00:45
  • CS lists 1,029 names behind Mau mess 12 Sep 2019 00:44 An aerial view of land tilted for farming in part of the Mau in Rift Valley. [Jacob Otieno/Standard] More than 1,000 individuals have been named as the original beneficiaries of land allocations in Mau Forest, which authorities described as the genesis …
  • Ole Kina: Powerful people behind plunder of Mau 12 Sep 2019 00:15 Narok Senator Ledama ole Kina during Point Blank Interview with Tony Gachoka. [wilberforce Okwiri/Standard] Powerful politicians are using poor locals as “human shields” in order to protect their commercial interests in the Mau complex, a senator has …
  • 15 Mau eviction schools denied registration on land papers 11 Sep 2019 22:46 Wednesday, September 11, 2019 22:00 By SAMWEL OWINO Forest rangers at Maasai Mau on September 6. PHOTO | FRANCIS MUREITHI   The 15 schools located in sections of the Maasai Mau forest targeted for eviction were denied registration by the Ministry of …
  • Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards celebrate the arts 11 Sep 2019 22:39 Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards celebrate the arts and diversity A theatre project giving a voice to homeless people, a music therapy centre providing life-changing benefits to its clients, an artist who uses his art to engage people in social and …
  • Evictions best way to save Mau Forest 11 Sep 2019 21:35 By MERCY NJANE More by this Author Forest evictions bring about mixed reactions. Some people tend to look at the eviction from one angle, of the social wellbeing of those being evicted, and ignore the ecological benefits it will bring in the future. In …
  • A Date With Facebook 11 Sep 2019 20:25 Last week Facebook (FB) announced that it's launching Facebook Dating in the US. Competitors InterActiveCorp (IAC) and Match Group (MTCH) saw their shares tumble on the news. The step into dating makes for a logical use of Facebook's data and …
  • No retreat: DPP to arrest big fish in Mau, says Tobiko 11 Sep 2019 06:50 By SAMWEL OWINO More by this Author Individuals who encroached on the Maasai Mau forest land face arrest as the Directorate of Criminal Investigations has already forwarded their files to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Environment CS Keriako …
  • Political Roundup: Ardern's #MeTooLabour problem 11 Sep 2019 06:11 COMMENT: The integrity of Jacinda Ardern and the Labour Party is currently under question, following revelations about how allegations of sexual assault in Labour have been handled by the party. Party president, Nigel Haworth, has now resigned over the …
  • We will arrest those who sold Mau land, Tobiko tells leaders 10 Sep 2019 23:11 Residents who fled from the Mau Forest's Sierra Leone area in Narok South rest by the roadside at Chepokundi in Kuresoi South, Nakuru, on Saturday night. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard] Senior Government officials, politicians and ranch owners who hived off …
  • DP Ruto told to help Mau squatters instead of spreading the loot in church 10 Sep 2019 11:26 Cherangany Member of Parliament Joshua Kuttuny has challenged Deputy President William Ruto to come to the rescue of Mau Forest evictees. In a video shared on YouTube by NTV, Monday, Kuttuny said the time has come for Ruto to stop dishing out millions in …
  • Rights group mounts campaign for indigenous people to remain in Mau 09 Sep 2019 22:27 Milka Moraa, who was evicted from the Sierra Leone area in Narok South, which is part of the Mau Forest, rests with her children at a makeshift camp in Kuresoi South. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard] Indigenous communities that have been living in the Mau Forest …
  • Alison Mau: Secret toilet cam doctor should not be let back in the profession 09 Sep 2019 20:20 OPINION: Hypothetical. You're at a friend's place for a dinner party. Halfway through the meal nature calls, and you're directed to the powder room. Do you: a) Lift your skirt, drop your knickers and get on with your business (not forgetting to …
  • Mau evictions a scheme to prevent DP from top seat, allies claim 09 Sep 2019 15:35
  • A journalist's firsthand experience of Mau destruction 09 Sep 2019 12:44 By Francis Mureithi More by this Author Anyone seeking to understand the extent of Maasai Mau Forest's destruction needs to prepare "physically and mentally" as the findings "drain you". This is according to Chief Inspector Njoroge …
  • Ogiek demand resettlement in Mau as ruled by African court 09 Sep 2019 09:55 By ERIC MATARA More by this Author Hopes by members of the Ogiek community of returning to their ancestral land in the Mau Forest complex have been thrown into limbo amid fresh evictions from the water tower. The implementation of a landmark judgement, …
  • Gram Pradhan shot dead in UP's Mau district 08 Sep 2019 11:37
  • Looming Mau evictions need a human face 07 Sep 2019 23:42 By OTIENO OTIENO More by this Author It is hard to argue against the conservation of Mau Forest, a vital water catchment on which about 10 million people in Kenya and other countries in the region depend. The forest has drastically shrunk in size and value …
  • SEA Games: Kalei Mau confident PH volleyball team can take on anybody, even Thais 07 Sep 2019 22:07 F2 star Kalei Mau is expected to play for the Philippine sin the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines faces a tall order when it goes for a podium finish in the women’s volleyball …
  • Mau Forest Complex chokes with human activities 07 Sep 2019 21:50 By FRANCIS MUREITHI More by this Author When I was assigned to cover the looming evictions at the depleted Maasai Mau Forest, I set out to establish whether the illegal squatters were vacating the water tower. However, instead of relying on eye account …
  • Woman begs Uhuru to spare her 63 acres in Mau 07 Sep 2019 21:50 By FRANCIS MUREITHI More by this Author For Ms Martha Keter, 63, a retired teacher who invested all her pension to buy land in Maasai Mau, moving out of the forest is the most painful experience in her life.  “This is like burying me alive,” she said at …
  • Soldiers from peace keeping mission sunk millions in Mau land 07 Sep 2019 21:20 A section of the families that Sierra Leon in Maasai Mau ponded next move at Chepakundi trading center in Kuresoi South, Nakuru County yesterday. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard] Soldiers who served in the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Sierra Leone, in …
  • With no place to call home, families voluntarily troop out of Mau 07 Sep 2019 21:20 Samson Sigei (left) displays a title deed during the interview on August 30, at Sierra Leone in Narok South. The area is in the Maasai Mau forest block that has been earmarked for phase two evictions.[Kipsang Joseph, Standard] Samson Sigei, a father of 13 …
  • How politics, greed fuel encroachment of Mau complex 07 Sep 2019 21:20 Residents prepare their farms for planting at Kitopen in Maasai Mau forest on August 30. The area has been earmarked for phase two evictions. [Kipsang Joseph,Standard] Wilson Memusi, 68, is a member of a local indigenous forest-dwelling community who have …
  • Govt recovers only 32,000 hectares in Mau in 20 years 07 Sep 2019 17:53 By FRANCIS MUREITHI More by this Author Only 32,615 hectares which represents a paltry eight per cent of the 400, 542 hectares of Mau Forest Complex has been recovered by the government in the last 20 years The forest land that has so far been recovered in …
  • Ex-land boss Mwaita unrepentant in face of Mau evictions 07 Sep 2019 09:54 By NYAMBEGA GISESA More by this Author The man who dished out land in the Mau Forest Complex to firms and individuals, laying the foundation for the current problem, has come out to defend his actions. “I have no apologies to make,” says Mr Sammy Mwaita, …
  • DP Ruto is silent on the Mau forest eviction for selfish gain! 06 Sep 2019 15:39 By Abraham Mutai via fb The main reason why William Ruto is silent on the Mau issue is 90% the 2022 politics. But many don’t know how the 2022 connection comes in. Let me educate you. As I said earlier right here, it’s only those who have taken the trouble …
  • Mau evictions: Learners suffer as schools remain closed 06 Sep 2019 15:07 By FRANCIS MUREITHI More by this Author The government’s efforts to end the massive plunder of Maasai Mau through the second phase of evictions may affect the education of thousands of pupils. Government records indicate that a total of 4,681 pupils are …
  • Mau evictions: Govt and squatters clash over boundary 06 Sep 2019 15:07 By GEORGE SAYAGIE More by this Author The dispute over Maasai Mau Forest boundary has put the squatters on a collision path with the government over which is the genuine cut-line in the ongoing evictions. Squatters, who are now moving out of the forest, …
  • Rogue civil servants, politicians cause Mau downfall 06 Sep 2019 08:10 By JULIUS SIGEI More by this Author Three government investigations spanning the past 15 years point to blatant impunity, contempt for the law and primitive greed in the plunder of Kenya’s most important water tower. Though the investigations were carried …
  • Chilling view of once green canopy-filled Mau 06 Sep 2019 08:09 By PAUL WAFULA More by this Author A bird’s-eye view of what is left of the Maasai Mau, one of Kenya’s most important water towers, is as chilling as it is shocking. The forest now looks like hundreds of gigantic baldheads, standing one after another, only …
  • The despair of Mau Forest settlers 05 Sep 2019 22:37 Officers patrol at Sierra Leon area in Maasai Mau Forest in Narok County. [Kipsang Joseph/Standard] Reality has started sinking in for nearly 10,000 families living on land the Government has declared to be part of Mau Forest. Yesterday morning, The …
  • Senator vows to keep fighting for Mau victims 05 Sep 2019 22:37 Senate Justice Legal Affairs and Human Right Chairman who is also Nandi County Senator Samson Cherargei speaking to the press in Eldoret. [Peter Ochieng/Standard] Elected leaders in Rift Valley will go to any heights to defend families targeted in Mau …
  • Mau Forest: Cabinet approves relocation of families 05 Sep 2019 12:08 By ANITA CHEPKOECH More by this Author The Cabinet approved relocation of families from the Mau area, Government Spokesman Cyrus Oguna has said. Speaking during weekly briefings at his office on Thursday, Mr Oguna also revealed that the government will …
  • Hon. Kutuny trolls senator Aaron Cheruiyot for lack of knowledge on Mau forest evictions 05 Sep 2019 11:02 Two Rift politicians faced off in front of Jeff Koinange on Citizen TV as they argued on the controversial Mau evictions that are underway. Cherangani MP Joshua Kutuny, ended up schooling Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot informing him that he did not have …
  • DP Ruto used 18 billion meant for Mau compensation to invest in “heaven”- Hon. Kutuny 05 Sep 2019 11:02 By Joshua Kutuny via fb The one thing that all the leaders agree is that the Mau Complex must be saved & conserved for the sake of the future of our children and grand children. However the points of departures are how the programmes should be …
  • Mau eviction is legal- Government spokesman Col. Oguna tells politicians 05 Sep 2019 11:02 Government spokesman Cyrus Oguna has told off those doubting the Mau forest evictions to stop as it was a government initiative to stop human encroachment and protect the Masai Mau forest. Earlier on Elgeyo Marakwet senator said that the move was not by …
  • Mau evictions a scheme to prevent DP from top seat, allies claim 05 Sep 2019 07:21 By JUSTUS OCHIENG' More by this Author By VITALIS KIMUTAI More by this Author Deputy President William Ruto’s allies in the Jubilee Party yesterday claimed that the Mau evictions were politically instigated to stop his 2022 presidential bid. The …
  • Jubilee rivals allied to Uhuru, Ruto clash over Mau eviction 05 Sep 2019 05:46 Jubilee rivals allied to Uhuru, Ruto clash over Mau eviction. [Photo: Courtesy] President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto have been dragged into the debate on Mau evictions by rival factions in Jubilee. The camps are accusing each other of …
  • One day, Mau Forest will bear strange East African fruits 05 Sep 2019 00:09 By CHARLES ONYANGO-OBBO More by this Author The Mau Forest is back in the headlines as the Kenyan government undertakes another round of evictions of “encroachers”. Emurua Dikirr MP Johana Ng'eno was arrested with authorities alleging he was on his way …
  • Court declines to stop Mau evictions, moves case to Narok 04 Sep 2019 22:27 Wednesday, September 4, 2019 21:57 By GERALD BWISA A case filed at the Kitale High Court by 35 lawyers and Uzalendo Institute of Leadership and Democracy seeking injunctive orders against the government for trampling on the rights of children in the Mau …
  • Mau evictions: Kitale judge moves case to Narok 04 Sep 2019 18:43 By GERALD BWISA More by this Author By VITALIS KIMUTAI More by this Author A case filed at the High Court in Kitale by 35 lawyers and a lobby group, seeking to stop the government from violating the rights if children caught up in the Mau Forest eviction …