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Law school opens in Kigali

The Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD) has opened a part-time/evening programme for students who wish to enrol for a post-graduate diploma in legal practice. The new campus is based at the Ministry of Justice premises in Kimihurura, Kigali. ...

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Woman held over dumping baby

Police in Rwamagana District has arrested a 22-year-old woman for allegedly dumping her new born baby boy in a pit-latrine. The baby was discovered by police and rushed to Rwamagana Hospital where he is in a critical but stable condition. ...

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Terror trial: Lt. Joel Mutabazi’s co-accused refuses to speak in court

The trial of Lt Joel Mutabazi, who is accused of treason and terrorism along with 15 others, resumed yesterday at the Military High Court in Kanombe with one of the co-accused, Joseph Nshimiyimana, refusing to respond to charges against him. Joel Mutabazi (R) with his brother Jackson Karemera in court. Mutabazi as with Nshimiyimana decided to maintain silence in court and he refused to stand trial...

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Anti-graft officials fail to find CBK Governor Njuguna Ndung’u

Nairobi, Kenya: Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) detectives made unsuccessful attempts to arrest Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Governor Njuguna Ndung’u. Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Governor Prof Njuguna Ndung’u EACC officials yesterday said they could not locate Prof Ndung’u for processing after the Director of Public Prosecutions ordered his arrest and prosecution. ...

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Joy, relief as baby boy stolen from Kisumu hospital ward is found

Kisumu, Kenya: A woman suspected to have stolen a newly born baby from a hospital in Kisumu County has been arrested. Maseno OCS Larry Odinga hands over the baby to his mother, Evelyn Akinyi. An elated Akinyi cradles her son...

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Kimunya likely to face criminal charges over railway probe

NAIROBI, KENYA: Members of Parliament will push for criminal charges against former cabinet minister Amos Kimunya if he fails to appear before the Public Investments Committee (PIC) for a third time. Former transport cabinet minister Amos Kimunya Kimunya failed to appear before the Adan Keynan led committee investigating the controversial standard gauge railway tender Tuesdy irking the MPs who have now given him a final warning to appear or face the law. Chairman Keynan ordered National Assembly Clerk Justin Bundi to put an advert on Wednesday newspapers calling on the former Kipipiri MP to comply with the summon he issued last week, after he wrote to the committee declaring to appear on grounds that he is not a state officer and thus will not be helpful to the committee...

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Steady progress registered in reduction of non-tariff barriers

Cross-border traders are getting relief as efforts to reduce Non Tariff Barriers (NTBs) in the region continue to bear fruit. ...

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