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2008-10-12 06:00:28

Text of report by Gakuu Mathenge entitled "Chinese takeover" published by Kenyan privately-owned daily newspaper The Standard website on 12 October; subheadings inserted editorially During KANU's [Kenya African National Union] reign, China-Kenya relations were frosty. Under former President Moi's rule even a superficial association with China was sufficient to make one a political outcast. Relations with communist China have been partly blamed for the vicious fallout between founding...

2008-09-15 09:00:48

Kenya appeals oil marketer to cut fuel prices NAIROBI, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki on Friday appealed to oil marketing firms to reduce local pump prices and reflect the drop in the international crude prices. Kibaki said oil companies should promptly extend the benefits of falling prices to consumers in order to reduce the biting inflationary pressures. "I would like to appeal to the local oil companies to be mindful of the heavy burden on the public when the...

2006-08-28 13:12:40

By C. Bryson Hull NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya risks losing its status as a model of African democracy if it does not urgently crack down on corruption that has reached crisis levels and stifled development, U.S. Senator Barack Obama said on Monday. Western nations must ensure they practice what they preach to African nations about graft, said Obama, a rising star in the U.S. Democratic Party. "While corruption is a problem we all share, here in Kenya it is a crisis -- a crisis that's...

2006-08-25 11:11:32

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Excited crowds mobbed U.S. Senator Barack Obama on Friday at the start of a four-day visit to Kenya, his father's homeland, but he harshly criticized corruption in the east African country. Obama, the only African-American in the U.S. Senate, is on his first official visit to Kenya, although he has visited relatives here before. Despite a movie-star welcome on the streets from thousands of Kenyans wanting to shake his hand, Obama lost no time in highlighting the...

2006-07-31 10:46:40

By Robert Hummy NAIROBI (Reuters) - A former Kenyan vice president escaped prosecution over the country's biggest corruption scandal on Monday, when a court ruled he could not be charged in the $1 billion Goldenberg affair. Vice president when the case emerged in the 1990s, George Saitoti quit as education minister in February after a commission of inquiry probing Goldenberg recommended he be considered for prosecution. The resignation, coupled with the departure of two other...

2006-05-24 06:15:18

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian NAIROBI (Reuters) - Four Kenyans including a former presidential aide have been banned from traveling to the United States under a U.S. anti-corruption law, a U.S. embassy official said on Wednesday. The official from the U.S. embassy in Nairobi said visas would be denied to the men, who were cited in the Anglo Leasing scam, under which state contracts worth some $200 million went to a phantom company. The money was later returned. It was not clear whether...

2006-03-04 05:13:04

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya has defended this week's unprecedented police raid on a major media group which brought a torrent of accusations from at home and abroad that President Mwai Kibaki's government was behaving like a dictatorship. "We have actually committed no crime," Internal Security Minister John Michuki told a news conference late on Friday. "The police are within the law." In the most aggressive assault on media since Kenya's independence in 1963, at least 30 elite police...

2006-03-03 12:04:23

By C. Bryson Hull NAIROBI (Reuters) - Fallout from a police raid on a major media group put Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki's weakened government further on the defensive on Friday, with newspapers denouncing the action as "state thuggery." Thursday's heavy-handed raid sparked a storm of domestic and foreign condemnation and split Kibaki's cabinet, heaping more pressure on his administration. The operation was particularly harmful to Kibaki's image because he was elected in 2002 on a...

2006-03-02 12:02:26

By Katie Nguyen NAIROBI (Reuters) - Masked police armed with automatic rifles forced a Nairobi TV station off the air and raided its sister Standard newspaper on Thursday, provoking outrage among Kenyans and Western nations. Thousands of newspapers were burned at the Standard printing press during the operation, the most aggressive assault on a mainstream media house since Kenya's 1963 independence. The raid, which shocked Kenyans accustomed to a vibrant media since President Mwai...

2006-03-02 05:26:42

By Katie Nguyen NAIROBI (Reuters) - Masked police armed with automatic rifles raided Kenya's second biggest media group on Thursday, forcing its television station off the air and burning copies of the Standard newspaper. The raid came two days after police arrested three journalists from the paper over a weekend story on political intrigue in President Mwai Kibaki's fractious coalition. Shortly after midnight, scores of police armed with AK-47s stormed the offices of the Standard...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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