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Governors spend Sh1bn on travel in three months

NAIROBI, KENYA: Governors spent more than Sh1 billion on travel in a period of three months, a report by the Controller of Budget has said. Controller of Budget Mrs Agnes Odhiambo The allegations of the extravagance could kick off a storm in the management of devolved resources, while raising fresh fears about priorities in the counties...

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Survivor: RPA snatched my family from killers’ jaws

Oswald Kayihura counts himself as one of the luckiest people in the world because, besides himself, his wife and children survived the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. ...

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Discontent in ODM casts shadow over fight for political reform

They once held the promised Africa’s renaissance, but two decades down the line, the political parties and actors that engineered the removal from power of independence administrations are themselves in the throes of self-destruction. ODM leader Raila Odinga after a past National Governing Council meeting Whether by coincidence or design, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), which is still home to a sizeable chunk of a generation that played a critical role in restoration of political pluralism, is struggling to hold together like its ‘satellites’ or ‘Friends of ODM’ in the region. Party insiders and political experts say the discontent is part of wider perceptions that no one is prepared to “harvest” in Luoland, where party leader Raila Odinga’s political clout towers over the rest...

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Kwibuka Flame pulls crowds in Muhanga

Hundreds of residents gathered at a football ground in Kabgayi, Muhanga District yesterday afternoon to welcome the Kwibuka (Remembrance) Flame as it continued its journey ahead of the national commemoration in April. Muhanga students, Jean-Marie Vianney Uwishema and Jacqueline Niyonsenga received the Flame as it arrived in Muhanga on Thursday. Jean Pierre Bucyensenge...

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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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