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• Lessons and Implications of the Confirmation of Charges Against Kenya's 'Ocampo Four': ISS (Tshwane/Pretoria)-As judge Ekaterina Trendafilova read out, on 23 January 2012, the carefully crafted ruling of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on the confirmation of charges against the Ocampo Six, few Kenyans may have had doubts about...
• Finance Minister Quits Over ICC Charges: RNW Africa (Hilversum)-Kenya's Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta resigned Thursday after the International Criminal Court ruled this week he should stand trial for his alleged role in 2007-8 post-election violence, a statement said.
• Shortage of HIV Test Kits Raises Concerns: Voluntary counselling and testing centres around Kenya are turning people away due to a shortage of HIV testing kits after the recall in December of more than one million faulty HIV tests.
• Living On the Edge in Turkana Region: IRIN (Nairobi)-The 850,000 residents of northwestern Kenya's vast and parched Turkana region face some of the most inhospitable living conditions on Earth.
• Ali Breaks Silence, Describes Delight At Acquittal: Former Police Commissioner Mohammed Hussein Ali has broken his studious silence and announced his delight after the International Criminal Court (ICC) declined to confirm his charges of crimes against humanity.
• Uhuru, Ruto Eligible for Presidency - CIC: Capital FM (Nairobi)-The Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution (CIC) is categorical that Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and Eldoret North MP William Ruto are still eligible to vie for the presidency even after being indicted by...
• Tea Sector Posts Record Earnings in 2011: Capital FM (Nairobi)-Earnings by the Kenya Tea Industry soared to Sh109 billion last year from Sh.97 billion in 2010, due to high prices and a weaker local currency against the dollar.
• Resettle IDPs, Urges Annan: Capital FM (Nairobi)-Former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan has called on the government to resettle Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and compensate them.
• Uhuru, Muthaura Have Done the Right Thing: Capital FM (Nairobi)-A cross section of Kenyans on Thursday welcomed the move by Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and Civil Service boss Francis Muthaura to step aside from their government positions following indictment by the International Criminal...
• All Displaced People Should Return Home: Nairobi Star (Nairobi)-KOFI Annan has issued a statement that justice should now take its course at the ICC but reminded us that internally displaced persons should be resettled and compensated.
• Concern Raised As Parents Shun Schools in Poll Violence Hotspots: Nation (Nairobi)-Even as the country gears up for the next General Election, some parents are reluctant to send their children to schools in perceived election hotspots.
• Ruling On IEBC Hiring in February: Nation (Nairobi)-The ruling on an application by a voter to stop the recruitment of new officials to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission will be made on February 10.
• Country Working Towards Conditions Needed for Direct Flights to U.S.: Nation (Nairobi)-Kenya is yet to meet all conditions needed to allow for direct flights to the United States of America.
• How ICC Claimed Kibaki's Lieutenants: Nation (Nairobi)-A phenomenon called the International Criminal Court which entered the national conversation after the 2008 violence has raided President Kibaki's household and claimed some of his political children.
• Geothermal Project to Receive Sh10 Billion Funding Boost: Nation (Nairobi)-Plans to set up a 400MW geothermal power generating station at Menengai has received a boost, following approval for its funding by the African Development Bank (AfBD).
• Five Million to Get IDs Before Elections: Nation (Nairobi)-Five million Kenyans will have received their national identity cards before the next General Election, a Cabinet minister has said.
• Speed Up Building Port: Nation (Nairobi)-Newly independent Republic of South Sudan's decision to build an oil pipeline to Lamu is a wake-up call for Kenya.
• Uhuru and Muthaura Did Well to Quit Posts: Nation (Nairobi)-The decision yesterday by Mr Uhuru Kenyatta and Mr Francis Muthaura to resign as Finance minister and Head of Public Service respectively, is welcome.
• A Full Plate Awaits Githae: Nation (Nairobi)-The new man at the Ministry of Finance comes at a time when the Treasury is at the centre-stage of implementing Kenya's 17-month-old Constitution.
• Clashes Continue in Moyale: Nation (Nairobi)-The violence in Moyale continued as a ten year old boy was killed by armed bandits in Butiye estate in Moyale and four others injured in a fresh attack on Thursday.
 
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