Ian Gatuma

Prisoners escape from Niger jail that holds jihadists after two other attempts in 2016 and 2019 were repelled.

Authorities in Niger have declared a curfew in the volatile Tillaberi region after several prisoners escaped from a heavily fortified jail known to hold jihadists. The incident occurred on Thursday at Koutoukale prison located about 50 kilometres (30 miles) north-west of the capital, Niamey, the interior ministry said. Two other attempted jailbreaks at the facility…

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High Court three-judge bench declares Social Health Insurance Fund unconstitutional

The High Court has declared the Social Health Insurance Fund unconstitutional. While delivering their judgement, Justices Alfred Mabeya, Robert Limo and Friday Mugambi gave Parliament 120 days to make amends to the said Act. The three-judge bench said parliament should undertake adequate public participation in accordance with the constitution before enacting the same act and…

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