Kenyan parliament rejects call to probe ministers over sugar imports Aug 11, 2018 0 45 12345 NAIROBI Kenyan lawmakers have rejected a report by two parliamentary committees that recommended the finance minister and a cabinet colleague be investigated over their handling of sugar imports, local newspapers reported on Friday.The privately-owned Daily Nation and Standard newspapers said lawmakers had voted on Thursday to reject the joint report by parliament's agriculture and trade and industries committees, which was submitted to parliament last week.It recommended that Finance Minister Henry Rotich and Adan Mohamed, who is now East African Community minister but was previously minister for Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, should be investigated over the sugar imports last year.The Kenyan government has undertaken an unprecedented crackdown against what it calls illicit goods, to help boost the East African country's manufacturing sector. (REUTERS) POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Australians 'troll' MPs for free Queen portraits Aug 11, 2018 0 57 Philippines to review casino project after Duterte's order Aug 11, 2018 0 42 Oppn's legal challenge delays Mnangagwa's inauguration Aug 11, 2018 0 39 UN says Russia must end jail torture, prosecute guards REUTERS GENEVA RUSSIA must halt torture of detainees and prosecute the perpetrators, including prison guards caught on video beating an inmate, United Nations human rights investigators said on Friday. The UN .. Undocumented Filipinos in Malaysia urged to go home PhilStar/Agencies MANILA Undocumented Filipinos in Malaysia are encouraged to take advantage of the Malaysian government's voluntary deportation programme before the month ends. An estimated 400,000 .. Philippine Navy to make historic first port call to Russia MANILA The Philippine Navy will soon make its historic first port call to Russia, Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana confirmed. "We're just reciprocating their gestures. They visited us twice," he told reporters .. 13 burnt to death after bus-digger collision in Nigeria LAGOS Thirteen people burnt to death when a bus burst into flames after a head-on collision with a digger near Nigeria's oil hub of Port Harcourt, police said on Friday. "A pail loader (digger) skidded off the road and .. 10 killed in botched bank heists in Nigeria LAGOS Armed robbers killed at least 10 people, including a policeman, when they raided a police station and two banks in southern Nigeria, police said on Friday. The incident, which took place on Thursday in Igarra in Edo .. Probe after Tokyo medical school excludes women TOKYO Japan on Friday launched an unprecedented probe into gender discrimination at all the nation's medical universities after a Tokyo medical school admitted to altering the entrance test results of female .. 10 dead in east Congo Ebola flare-up BENI Ten people have died in an outbreak of Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a toll issued Friday that said 27 other deaths were suspected to be Ebola-related. Forty-four confirmed and probable .. Death toll from Indonesia quake climbs over 320 REUTERS PEMANANG, Indonesia THE death toll from a huge 6.9 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia's Lombok island has climbed to more than 320, officials said on Friday, even as relief efforts picked up pace.| The ..