Last Updated: August 1, 2014 11:22

Ruto meets governors over ceiling on county budgets

Deputy President William Ruto Wednesday evening met with governors to iron out the contentious issue of budget ceiling for county assemblies set by the Commission for Revenue Authority (CRA).

Taxis, planes and viruses: How deadly Ebola can spread

For scientists tracking the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, it is not about complex virology and genotyping, but about how contagious microbes - like humans - use planes, bikes and taxis to spread.

Two shot and injured as police pursue thugs

Two people were Friday morning shot and injured in a shooting incident involving police and suspected thugs in a botched robbery at a forex bureau along Kimathi street, Nairobi.

Is Al-Shabaab recruiting female cops?

Some officers have claimed that organised criminal gangs have infiltrated the police service.

Why TSC rules will lock out young graduates

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will give priority to trained applicants aged 40 and above in the ongoing recruitment announced on Wednesday that ends on September 1. The new guidelines give priority to candidates who graduated in 2002 or earlier, and rely on the quality of certificates presented by candidates.

Why Asian girls love blacks

Timothy Khamala 25 and and Sarika Patel 24, two lovebirds in a remote village in western Kenya are not the first lovers of African and Asian ancestry to to get intimately and romantically involved.


Commonwealth Games: Nijel Amos beats David Rudisha in 800m Final

Olympic silver medalist Nijel Amos surged past fading world record holder David Rudisha down the final straight to win gold in a time of 1:45.18 in men's 800m at the Commonwealth Games, Glasgow.


Military reshuffle a succession game plan as old guard retired

The recent changes to the military top brass were effected to fill vacant positions as a result of sickness, retirements, appointments to other positions of various senior officers and also as part of a succession game plan, The Standard has established.

The Counties

Gun, four bullets recovered from village elder’s house

Administration Police officers in Igembe South, Meru County, have recovered a firearm and four bullets from the house of a respected village elder.



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