Top News that has been making headlines in Kenya in the past two weeks

Eagle picks snake, fight ensues, eagle drops snake, snake lands on car, bites man.

The struggle involving an eagle and a snake landed on to a moving car belonging to a Kitui Government employee who was minding his own business.

David Musyoka, a driver attached to the county government told Citizen Digital that he was driving toward Mwingi town when a snake freed itself from the eagle and dropped on top of the car.

According to Mr Musyoka, before he could anything, the snake found its way inside the car and bit his left arm.

He immediately stopped the vehicle and jumped out with the snake still hanging onto his arm and called for help.

Nearby residents rushed to his rescue and killed the snake then gave him first aid.

However, the residents said the eagle the eagle re-emerged out of nowhere and picked the dead snake and flew away. Citizen Digital

Knec gives new rules for exams as private schools reject move

The Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) will not allow schools with less than 40 candidates to be registered as national examination centres.

In the circular, Knec acting chief executive Dr Mercy Karogo said only centres that have over 40 candidates as determined by the sub-county education directors will be allowed to register. Standard Digital

Former Zambia President Kenneth Kaunda dies aged 97

Zambia’s founding President, Kenneth Kaunda has passed on.

According to SABC, Kaunda, 97, died in Zambia’s capital Lusaka on Thursday after being hospitalized for a few days.

He was being treated for pneumonia in a hospital in the capital, Lusaka,

Kaunda led Zambia into independence from Britain and went on to rule the country from 1964 to 1991. The Star

Security consultant Mwenda Mbijiwe reported missing after Meru trip

Security consultant and former Kenya Air Force officer Mwenda Mbijiwe has been reported missing. 

His sister Tamara Mbijiwe said they have filed a missing person report at the Central police station, Nairobi. 

She told the Star they last heard from the former Meru governor contestant on June 12 and that it is believed that Mwenda was travelling to Meru that morning. The Star

Police banned from sharing their challenges on social media

IG MUTYAMBAI bans police officers from discussing their challenges on social media media, says it is an offence to do so without permission. Daily Nation

Former legislator, Jakoyo Midiwo is dead

Former Gem Member of Parliament Jakoyo Midiwo is dead.

According to his family, Midiwo, 54, died after battling a long illness. Tuko News

CS Magoha says parents are refusing to pay 3rd term school fees

Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has ordered school heads across the country to ensure parents pay school fees for the 3rd Term. Citizen Digital

Ksh.2.6 billion daily loans in Yatani’s budget

Kenya is projected to borrow an equivalent Ksh.2.6 billion on a daily basis in the new financial year commencing on July 1.

Net financing across the 2021/2022 financial year has been estimated at Ksh.953 billion from Ksh.930 billion last year as the exchequer steps up its reliance on borrowing to finance government spending. Citizen Digital

Billionaire Chris Kirubi is dead

The billionaire, born in 1941, died aged 80 at his home on Monday, June 14 around 1 pm.

He leaves behind two children namely Mary-Ann Musangi and Robert Kirubi.

The director of Centum Investment Company, a business conglomerate where he is the largest individual shareholder, has been battling cancer for years. K24