Kenya Airways inaugural direct flights to Geneva, Rome take off

The first inaugural Kenya Airways direct flights to Geneva, Switzerland, and Rome, Italy, take off on Wednesday, June 12. “These flights will be operated four times a week, twice a week flying via Geneva Switzerland Take a much-needed trip from the city in the sun to the capital of the ancient empire,” Kenya Airways says on its website. This comes as the airline seeks to expand its base and cash in more revenue in the wake of heightened competition from other players. On April 30, KQ announced yet another net…

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Spain lauds Uhuru’s war on graft, affordable housing plan

Spain today lauded President Uhuru Kenyatta over his ongoing crackdown on corruption and economic crimes. Visiting Spain’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation Joseph Borell said the fight against corruption will build confidence among foreign investors. He spoke when he paid a courtesy call on President Kenyatta at State House Nairobi. He also acknowledged the March 9 handshake between Uhuru and ODM leader Raila Odinga, saying it has ensured peace and stability for which Kenya is known for the region. “The handshake was a good example on how…

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Botswana High Court legalises homosexuality

Botswana’s High Court on Tuesday decriminalised homosexuality in the country. “Judge Michael Elburu “set aside” the “provisions of a Victorian-era” and ordered the laws be amended,” AFP reported. Homosexuality was outlawed under the country’s 1965 Penal Code. Judge Elburu said the Penal Code oppressed a minority of the population, and there is “nothing reasonable in discriminating.” “We say the time has come that private, same sexuality must be decriminalized…It is a variety of human sexuality,” he said. “Sexual orientation is human, it’s not a question of fashion. The question of…

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Knife-wielding State House intruder sent threats on Facebook

The knife-wielding man who was shot on Monday as he tried to access State House had sent threats on his Facebook page. Brian Bera, 25, and a mechanical engineering student at Jkuat on Sunday posted on Facebook, “To: Thief President Uhuru Kenyatta and his partners …Tomorrow I attack State House. God has sent me to execute judgement on every thief and every partner of a thief.{From Prince Of Ethiopia, formerly called Brian Kibet Bera}”. (sic) True to his word, he attempted to access State House and was shot on the…

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