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Three shot dead in fierce shootout in Nairobi

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31 total views, 31 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,19TH JAN,2020-Three people have been shot dead by Officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations who were involved in a fiery shoot-out with suspected robbers along Landhies Road in Nairobi. According to a post shared on DCI’s official Twitter page on Sunday, a tip-off from members of the public helped the police to zero on the group of suspects who were allegedly heading to commit a crime. “We managed to intercept them along Landhies Road where they were challenged to surrender but instead shot…

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Do not use BBI to settle political scores, NGO Council tells leaders

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123 total views, 123 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,19TH JAN,2020-The National Council of Non Governmental Organizations has urged all Kenyan leaders to unite in the nation as envisaged in the BBI process. “The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI)is good for Kenya because it has the potential to unite the country as opposed to dividing it,” said the council in a statement to newsrooms. The Council lauded the move by the leading western leaders to attend the BBI popularization and sensitization meeting in Kagamega County Saturday, sending clear a signal of unity of purpose…

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War on terror :Police arrest 5 terror suspects while carrying out surveillance of kiambu road’s Whisky River pub

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177 total views, 177 views today  BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,19TH JAN,2020-Police have arrested five terror suspects  who were allegedly  carrying out surveillance of Whisky River, a popular club situated along Kiambu Road, Nairobi. A police report seen by Capital News, states that the suspects were arrested white Toyota Vitz. They were identified as Mohamed Abas Mohamud, a USA citizen, Mohamed Hassan Bario, a Somalia national and Mohamed Adan a Kenyan driver. The others are Hodan Abdi Ismail and Ifrah Mohammed Abshir who are female Somalia nationals. They were all handed to the Anti…

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Sports 

Result: Palace secure late draw to all but end City’s title hopes

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294 total views, 202 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,18TH JAN,2020-Fernandinho scored a last-minute own goal as Manchester City were held to a dramatic 2-2 draw by Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium. Two late goals from Sergio Aguero looked to have settled a Premier League contest that burst into life in the closing stages after Cenk Tosun had headed Palace into a first-half lead. But Palace, who had defended resolutely for most of the game, refused to give up and Wilfried Zaha’s late drive into the box paid off when his cross was deflected and turned in off Fernandinho. Cenk Tosun gave…

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Odinga says the handshake which birthed BBI has won international acclaim

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199 total views, 147 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KAKAMEGA,18TH JAN,2020-Orange Democratic Movement Leader Raila Odinga says ‘the handshake’ is symbolic of Kenya’s political unity and it has even attracted international attention. Speaking during the Building Bridges Initiative forum in Kakamega county Bukhungu Stadium, Saturday, the opposition leader noted the handshake has worked for the greater good of the country. Raila said that he and President Uhuru have been invited to the United States for two days early next month to speak about the handshake. “The president and I have been invited to Washington…

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You worked with Raila twice and it failed work with me in 2022,DP Ruto tells Kalonzo

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3,413 total views, 2,183 views today BY|DPPS| JOAN WANJIKU-,Deputy President William Ruto has asked Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka to consider working with him ahead of the 2022 General Election. Ruto was speaking at the funeral of former Cabinet Secretary Cleopas Mailus’s mother who passed away in early January. The second-in-command lauded the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) saying it has given leaders an opportunity to work together regardless of their political affiliations. At the same time Ruto said it was about time for Kalonzo to try a different formula as his support of…

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Mudavadi, Wetangula say Western is united, throwing vow to support BBI

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3,406 total views, 2,158 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,18TH JAN,2020-Amani National Congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi and his Ford Kenya counterpart Moses Wetangula now say Western Kenya is united, adding that no one will be able to divide the region. Speaking during their surprise appearances at the second Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) sensitization rally in Kakamega County, the two leaders said BBI is the answer to the country’s problems. On his part, Wetangula urged Kenyans to not focus on one pillar of the report while forgetting others. “BBI is not about leaders;…

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Education ministry extends form one reporting date by one week

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4,356 total views, 2,118 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,18TH JAN 2020-The Ministry of Education has extended the admission period of form one pupils into secondary schools by seven days, making the new deadline January 24th. In a statement, the ministry has advised schools to use the extension to trace all their learners who have not reported, as well as capture all reported learners in National Education Information Management System, NEMIS. The Ministry has also urged Primary School head teachers to ensure that all their 2019 candidates have been placed and reported to schools.…

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Embakasi MP Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino transferred to the Gigiri Police Station

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1,207 total views, 57 views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,18TH JAN 2020-Embakasi MP Paul Ongili also known as  Babu Owino has been transferred to the Gigiri Police Station. He had initially been taken to the Kilimani Police Station after his arrest over the shooting of Felix Orinda popularly known as DJ Evolve. “He (Babu Owino) was transferred to the Gigiri Police Station to avoid the kind of traffic that was here yesterday….people insisting that they want to talk to him…his supporters and everybody because at that point they were interfering with investigations ,”…

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Gun owners association expresses concern over ‘possible’ misuse of firearms

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1,457 total views, 9 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,18TH JAN 2020-The National Gun Owners Association of Kenya (NGAO) have expressed concern over reports of possible misuse of firearms by civilians in the recent past. “As an Association we are especially concerned that these few irresponsible licensed firearm owners are giving the remaining close to 18,000 responsible firearm owners a bad name,” said NGAO in statement to newsrooms. The association said that the use of a firearm as envisaged by law, is only justifiable for the protection of life and property. The association…

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Appointment of Stephen Gitahi as UoN VC revoked

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736 total views, 10 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,18TH JAN 2020-Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has  dissolved the University of Nairobi Council. Prof Magoha also revoked the appointment of Prof Stephen Gitahi Kiama as the Vice-Chancellor of the institution until the ongoing consultative process of appointing a substantive VC is completed. In a statement, the CS however said Prof Kiama will continue dispensing his duties as Deputy VC, Human Resource and Administration at the university. He appointed Deputy VC (Finance, Planning and Development) Prof Isaac Meroka Mbeche as acting vice-chancellor. Prof Kiama…

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ODM Party Reacts After Babu Owino’s Shooting Incident

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3,867 total views, 2 views today BY  NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,17TH JAN,2020-Orange Democratic Movement Party through ,Secretary General Edwin Sifuna on Friday, January 17 addressed the shooting incident involving Embakasi East MP Babu Owino and DJ Evolve. According to Sifuna,  that the party was ready to ensure that the due process was followed. Responding to a tweet by former Mukurweini MP Kabando wa Kabando, Sifuna stated that ODM Party was subordinate to the law of the land and was ready to ensure justice. “Matters of alleged criminal conduct are beyond the realm of a…

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CCTV footage on Babu Owino shooting incident emerge

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3,571 total views, 2 views today BY  KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,17TH JAN,2020-CCTV footage believed to be from the shooting incident involving Embakasi East MP Babu Owino and a DJ on Friday morning at B Club has emerged. The footage  reveals briefly f what allegedlly took place before a man believed  to be Babu Owino whipped out his gun and shot a man next to him. Police later revealed the identity of the man as Felix Orinda popularly known as DJ Evolve. The shooter is spotted dressed in an orange golf t-shirt, smoking what from…

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Manchester City ‘still hopeful of new Leroy Sane deal’

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798 total views, 195 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,17TH JAN 2020-Manchester City reportedly remain confident that Leroy Sane will eventually sign a new contract at the Etihad Stadium. While Sane was linked with a transfer to Bayern Munich during the summer, a bid was scrapped when the Germany international sustained a serious knee injury in August, ruling him out until the early part of 2020. With the winger now having less than 18 months left on his contract, it is increasingly likely that Bayern will make a formal approach during 2020. However, according to Metro, City are hopeful…

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President Uhuru puts Al Shabaab financiers,recruiters on notice

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4,027 total views, no views today BY   NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,17TH JAN 2020–  Financiers and recruiters of   all Terror Groups including the Alshabaab have been put on notice with president Kenyatta outlining measures  to deal with terrorism. President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that security officers will mount sting operation to flush out Al Shabaab operatives in the North Eastern and Coastal regions which have witnessed a spike in terrorist attacks since December. The Head of State announced the move on Friday as he heralded a fresh war against terror group financiers and recruiters…

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Labour Court issues orders stopping the Auditor-General appointment selection panel from re-advertising the post.

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1,330 total views, 2 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,17TH JAN,2020-The Labour Court on Friday  issued temporary orders stopping the Auditor-General appointment selection panel from re-advertising the post. Employment and Labour Relations judge Stephen Radido said the panel and the Attorney General should not give effect to an advert published on December 17, 2019, by the state that re-advertised the post. The order was issued after activist Okiya Omtatah argued that the Selection Panel does not have the power to decline to select three candidates from those it interviewed for the position of…

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Court remands Suspect in sanitary pads case for 10 days

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1,023 total views, no views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,17TH JAN 2020-A Thika court on Friday allowed police to detain the suspect behind the alleged repackaging and sale of expired sanitary towels for 10 days. According to the star newspaper ,Stephen Kamau will be held at Juja police station during investigations, recording of witness statements and verification of undisclosed bank accounts associated with him. Investigating officer Stephen Wamba urged magistrate Valarie Ogutu on Friday to allow detention for 21 days. The suspect’s lawyer objected, saying his client is a law-abiding citizen and…

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Blow to Mary Wambui as court quashes her appointment to Employment Authority

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615 total views, no views today   BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,17TH JAN 2020-Former Othaya MP Mary Wambui has suffered a blow after the labor court quashed her  appointment as chairperson of National Employment Authority. Justice Onesmus Makau said Friday that the politician was unqualified and that the appointment was irregular. He issued a permanent injunction barring Ms Wambui from being appointed to the post. Ms Wambui got the State job in October 2019 but the public was outraged, saying she was out of touch with the realities of young, unemployed graduates. They…

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Police arrest Embakasi East MP Babu Owino for allegedly shooting a reveler at City club

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664 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,17TH JAN 2020-Police have arrested Embakasi East MP Babu Owino following a shooting incident at B-Club where a reveler was injured. “The MP is in custody,” a senior police officer at Kilimani Police Station said, “it is about the investigating on a shooting that occurred at B-Club.” B-Club is an upmarket nightclub on Galana Road in Nairobi, often frequented by the middle and upper class. Kilimani DCIO Fatuma Hadi said she was at the scene, but did not immediately provide more details.Police say…

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Hong Kong leader says city could keep freedoms if it ‘stays loyal’

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696 total views, 118 views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Hong Kong, China, Jan 16 – Hong Kong may be allowed to keep its unique freedoms beyond their 2047 expiry date, its leader said Thursday, but only if inhabitants remain loyal to Beijing’s vision of how the city should be run. Chief executive Carrie Lam, a pro-Beijing appointee, made the comments during a fiery session in the city’s legislature, where she was frequently interrupted by opposition lawmakers — many of whom were ejected. Hong Kong has been battered by seven months of pro-democracy protests, which…

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Mike Sonko loses bid to stop Sh357m corruption trial

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2,771 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,16TH JAN 2020-Embattled Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has suffered a blow after the High Court declined to suspend his trial in the Sh357 million graft case. On Thursday, Justice Mumbi Ngugi directed Sonko’s lawyer Cecil Miller to serve the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) with suit papers to answer the allegations levelled against its director of investigations Abdi Mohamud. Sonko is challenging the legal mandate of the anti-graft agency to investigate him when its top director has been adversely mentioned in alleged corruption deals.…

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KURA bows to pressure, start repairing kasarani road

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2,572 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,16TH JAN,2020-Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja has said the Kasarani road that led to protests will be repaired immediately. Speaking on Thursday afternoon, the Senator expressed his dismay over the chaos that marred transport operations on the Kasarani-Mwiki- Njiru road. “We shall not have an state of anarchy in Nairobi, the formula for getting our roads done is not through chaos,” Sakaja said. He emphasized that the best way to seek redress is through consultation with the relevant authorities. He however tried to appease the…

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Reprieve for Sarah Wairimu as court allows supervised access to Kitusuru home

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2,344 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,16TH JAN 2020-The High Court has allowed the widow to slain Dutch tycoon Tob Cohen to collect some of her belongings from their matrimonial home. Lady Justice Stella Mutuku on Thursday ruled that Ms Sarah Wairimu is only allowed to get particular things from her matrimonial home in Kitusuru. The judge directed that the collection of the specific items should be done under the supervision of officers from the Director of Criminal Investigations and her lawyer. “Ms Wairimu is allowed to collect her clothes,…

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Mudavadi’s meeting scheduled for Mumias over the weekend canceled

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4,728 total views, 2 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,15TH JAN 2020-Police in Mumias have canceled permits for two meetings set for this weekend planned by ANC leader Mudavadi citing security fears. According to the star Newspaper,In the letter dated January 14, police advised the planners to inform their participants of the changes. “This is to notify you that this office has canceled your permit to carry out the  exercise purportedly scheduled to take place on 18th due to security reasons,” the letter reads.  new changes to be effected in the second round…

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Joy to milk farmers Munya directs New KCC to pay Sh33 per litre

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4,599 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,15TH JAN,2020-The New KCC will start buying milk from farmers at Sh33 effective Thursday, Agriculture CS Peter Munya has said. New KCC and Brookside have been buying milk at between Sh19 to Sh27 at the farm gate. Speaking in his first press conference in charge of the Agriculture docket on Wednesday, Munya said this is in line with President Uhuru’s intention of boosting the milk industry. “Following the President’s directive, I have authorised New KCC to immediately start buying milk from farmers at…

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Lake Basin Economic blocl settles on James Ongwae as vice chair

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4,594 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,15TH JAN,2020-Kisii governor James Ongwae has been elected the vice chairman of the Lake Region Economic bloc. Ongwae takes over from former Bomet governor Joyce Laboso who died last July. Governors from the 11 counties unanimously voted in the second term governor. Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya who is the current chairman said Ongwae was chosen by his colleagues during the bloc’s fifth summit held in Siaya county on Wednesday. Ongwae thanked his colleagues for their trust in him and promised to offer his best…

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Passports ,IDs to be issued on the same day starting July this year as Govt moves in to streamline process

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455 total views, 3 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,15TH JAN 2020-From July 1,2020 , the issuance of Identity Cards, passports, Birth and Death Certificates will be released on the same day.This is according to interior  Cabinet Secretary Fred Matingi. Speaking in MOMBASA on Wednesday , Matiangi noted that applications originating from outside Nairobi and abroad will take some days. Matiang’i said Kenyans cannot be allowed to go through hell while seeking for these documents. “We interact with our citizens at their most vulnerable moments and the pain and misery I saw them go…

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Livondo moves to court to bar DP Ruto from vying for presidency

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295 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,15TH JAN,2020-Political activist Stanley Livondo  has moved to court seeking to have a Kenyan Deputy President blocked from vying for the top seat in subsequent General Elections. Livondo wants the Attorney General to declare that when Articles 130 (1), 131 (1) (b) and 148 (6)(a) are read together, they mean that the President and his DP cannot stand for nomination as presidential candidates. “The Petitioner brings this petition for an interpretation of the provisions….of the Constitution with regards to qualifications and disqualifications of…

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Dont be afraid Govt has put in necessary measures to deal with locust menace-CS Munya

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330 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,15TH JAN,2020-Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture Peter Munya has outlined the government’s plan in battling the locust menace. His first order of business was reversing his predecessor Mwangi Kiunjuri’s order where he asked Kenyans to send the government photos of locusts for identification. “If you see any insect that you suspect could be a locust, take a picture and post on social media so we can confirm for you what insect it really is,” Mr. Kiunjuri said. Mr. Munya explained that the ministry had already…

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Please don’t abandon North Eastern,CS Magoha pleads with teachers

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4,423 total views, no views today BY UPESI REPORTER,MACHAKOS,14TH JAN,2020-Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha has  urged non-local teachers to re-consider their threat to leave the Northern Kenya region following a terror attack that claimed three of the colleagues in Garissa. The teachers had on Monday expressed their reluctance to stay in the region after suspected Al Shabaab fighters staged an attack on Sunday morning in Garissa. Speaking as he assessed the on-going Form One reporting in Machakos County on Tuesday, the Cabinet Secretary noted that the government is committed to…

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Australia kills 5,000 camels over environmental concerns

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1,351 total views, 118 views today BY AFP,Sydney,14TH JAN 2020-Helicopter-borne marksmen killed more than 5,000 camels in a five-day cull of feral herds that were threatening indigenous communities in drought-stricken areas of southern Australia, officials said Tuesday. Aboriginal leaders in South Australia state said extremely large herds of the non-native camels had been driven towards rural communities by drought and extreme heat, threatening scarce food and drinking water, damaging infrastructure, and creating a dangerous hazard for drivers. The cull in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands — home to about 2,300 indigenous…

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Drama as DP Ruto allied Nakuru MPs barred from accessing venue of President Uhuru’s function

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4,507 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,14TH JAN 2020-Drama ensued at the former Rift Valley Provincial Headquarters when four legislators allied to Deputy President William Ruto were barred from entering the venue. Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika, Nakuru Town West MP David Gikaria, Martha Wangari (Gilgil) and Samuel Gachobe (Subukia) had Tuesday gone to attend a presidential function where President Uhuru Kenyatta was expected to issue about 68,000 titles deed to settlers in Njoro, Gilgil, Rongai and Naivasha. Kihika and Gikaria came to the venue twice and pleaded with the…

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I expected to be fired, but for any action there is a reaction-Kiunjuri

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4,605 total views, 3 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,14TH JAN,2020-Sacked Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri now says he expected to be fired by President Uhuru Kenyatta. Speaking from Serena Hotel in Nairobi, hours after Mr Kenyatta dropped him from the cabinet, Mr Kiunjuri said that he was not surprised by the president’s decision. “The President’s decision has taken me by no surprise, I thank God, I feel relieved, having on the recent past gone through a very difficult year that on a number of occasions drained my energy and resolve,” said Mr…

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President Uhuru reshuffles cabinet with Mwangi Kiunjuri and Henry Rotich sent packing

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464 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU/CORRESPONDENT,14TH JAN,2020-President Uhuru Kenyatta has fired two Cabinet Secretaries in a reshuffle of his Cabinet. During his State of the Nation Address in Mombasa Tuesday, the President dropped Mr Mwangi Kiunjuri as Agriculture Cabinet Secretary and replaced Mr Henry Rotich as the National Treasury boss. While the President did not make any reference to the two in his speech, he moved Mr Peter Munya from the Trade docket to replace Mr Kiunjuri as he confirmed Mr Ukur Yattani as National Treasury boss. The…

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Uhuru suspends new NHIF rules to pave way for consultations

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450 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,14TH JAN 2020-President Uhuru Kenyatta has suspended implementation of the recently announced National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) regulations. He said Tuesday that further consultations need to be done by stakeholders before any changes can be effected. “Given my administration’s commitment to provide affordable health, I am today directing the Ministry of Health to immediately halt implementation of these proposals to allow for further consultations,” he said in a speech. The NHIF changes were met with criticism from a section of Kenyans including unions…

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Dont hide behind Odinga to fight President Uhuru,Junet Muhamed now tells DP Ruto

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7,050 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,13TH JAN,2020-Legislatures supporting the BBI report  are now blaming  DP William Ruto over BBI remarks telling him to stop hiding behind ODM party leader Raila Odinga and face the President. Addressing a press conference at Parliament Building on Monday, the lawmakers from ODM, Jubilee and Wiper maintained that Ruto has declared war against the President and using the BBI and Raila as scapegoats. The leaders demanded resignation of Ruto who they claim has resorted to undermining the President. “The remarks by the DP…

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Six die in a tragic road accident on Malindi-Mombasa highway

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7,027 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,13TH JAN 2020-Six people have been confirmed dead after the matatu they were travelling in collided with a bus at Mida forest along the Malindi-Mombasa highway on Monday afternoon. Several others sustained injuries in the accident in which the driver of a matatu travelling from Mombasa lost control of his vehicle and rammed into the bus. The matatu driver died. None of the bus passengers died. Malindi base commander said those injured were taken to the Malindi Subcounty Hospital. “The bodies have been taken to…

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MP Moses Kuria to take plea in assault case on Tuesday

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7,040 total views, no views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,13TH JAN 2020-A High court in  Nairobi has declined to issue Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria anticipatory bail, instead directing that he takes plea on Tuesday. Kuria, through his lawyer John Khaminwa, accused the police of violating court orders issued by Magistrate Cheruiyot ordering his release last week. “I asked them why they can’t release him and the response was ‘I’m sorry I can’t assist you, my hands are tied,’” said the lawyer. Khaminwa also stated that the State was “beginning…

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President Uhuru appoints BBI report implementation team

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411 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,13TH JAN,2020-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday  appointed a 14-member committee that is expected to oversee implementation of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report. This comes even as  Activist Okiya Omtatah moves to  court seeking to stop President Kenyatta from extending the mandate of the 14-member team, known as the “Steering Committee on the Implementation of the Building Bridges to a United Kenya Taskforce Report.” The appointed committee  which largely comprises members who drafted the original report ,will be required to conduct a validation…

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Tanasha Donna releases a sexy love song ‘La Vie’ alongside Bongo star Mbosso

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674 total views, 51 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,13TH JAN,2019-Kenyan songtress  Tanasha Donna Oketch has today (13.01.2020) released her first track of the year which is a collaborative effort with Tanzanian singer Mbosso. The newly released ‘La Vie’ is her first single off her anticipated body of work dubbed the Donnatella EP which is set to debut later this week. ‘La Vie’ is a sultry love ballad in which Tanasha sings her heart out for her love in English, French and Swahili. Mbosso’s melodious Swahili vocals further express the love he has…

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Anti SGR Demo:Police arrest several people in Mombasa

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1,030 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,13TH JAN2020-Police have arrested several demonstrators  in Mombasa who were protesting against a government directive that all cargo from the port of Mombasa be transported through the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR). Security officers were forced to lob teargas canisters to disperse the protesters under the First Action Movement group who had converged at Uhuru Gardens moving towards the Mombasa port. The protests had caused a heavy traffic snarl up along the busy road. Leaders of the lobby group have insisted that they would not…

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Operartions grounded in Kasarani as matatu operators down tools over poor roads

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867 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,13TH JAN 2020-Public transport has been  paralysed along the Kasarani  Mwiki Road after matatu operators went on strike to protest the poor state of roads in the area. Commuters in the area were on Monday morning forced to walk all the way to Thika Road amid the rainy weather. The protesting matatu operators barricaded the Kasarani– Mwiki Road at Sunton area using stones and burning tyres. Facebook Comments

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Suspected Alshabaab Kill three teachers,injure a child in Garissa

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862 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,GARISSA,13TH JAN,2020-Three people have been killed and one injured after suspected Al Shabaab militants attacked a school in Garissa County. According to police, the gunmen attacked Kamuthe Resource Centre early Monday morning killing three male teachers. The injured is a child who is reported to have been hit by a stray bullet. Female teachers and nurses at the institution were reportedly spared after being identified by the suspected militants. The assailants also destroyed a Safaricom communication mast during the 2am attack. Meanwhile, police are…

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DP Ruto tells public officers hellbent on breaking the law in his name and disregarding court orders to carry their own cross

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3,623 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,12TH JAN 2020-Deputy President William Ruto Sunday has put on notice all  public officials acting in contempt of court orders saying they will be held individually accountable for their actions. Ruto said disobedience of court orders was setting Kenya on the verge of sliding into anarchy and impunity. “The slide to anarchy and impunity will begin the day we don’t respect the rule of law and court orders in our country,” the DP who was speaking in Olerai, Narok County, stated. “Every citizen,…

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Dismiss ‘terror alert’ circulating on social media as it is fake,DCI tells the public

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3,630 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,12TH JAN,2020-The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Sunday dismissed a document shared on social media naming a number of installations, social and worship places and purports to issue a security alert. The document was alleged to have been issued by the Nairobi Area Region Criminal Investigations Officer (RCIO) and signed by Mr. Ben Nyakwaka. “We wish to confirm that this is a FAKE document. The casual draft is evident for such information if it was genuine at all. It is an open document marked…

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NHIF DEBACLE :COTU opposes new NHIF rules,says they are retrogressive

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3,649 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,12TH JAN 2020-The Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) has termed the new NHIF rules as punitive and retrogressive, insisting that the new measures are not benefiting hard working Kenyans. Speaking on Sunday, COTU Deputy Secretary General Benson Okwaro demanded that NHIF withdraws a circular issued last week to allow for consultations with stakeholders. “These NHIF changes are punitive and retrogessive. It is absurd for NHIF to do such without any consultations, yet other previous CEOs have always consulted,” said Okwaro. He noted that…

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Sad:Samburu Deputy Governor’s Wife Dies

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6,300 total views, 4 views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,11TH JAN,2020-Linah Leseeto, the wife to Samburu deputy governor Julius Leseeto has passed on. Ms Leseeto died on Friday, January 10, after falling sick. Taking to his social media pages, Samburu Governor Moses Kasaine Lenolkulal, sent his condolence message to the family of his deputy. Before her death, he had visited the deceased in hospital and prayed for her. “It is with profound sadness and sorrow that I have received the news of the passing on of H.E Linah Leseeto. I visited her in…

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Taste of freedom:Moses Kuria released from Kilimani Police station

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6,172 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,11TH JAN 2020-Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria was on Saturday, January 11, at 6:50 pm, released from Kilimani Police Station. The MP was facing assault charges after Kiambu activist, Joyce Wanja, accused him of battering her after an interview with Royal Media’s Inooro TV. Media reports intimate that the law maker  was released on a Ksh 20, 000 cash bail instead of Ksh 50,000 which the court had granted. Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichunghwa  who is one of the leaders who went to demonstrate in…

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Fare the well:Body of the late Anjlee Gadhvi cremated in Nairobi

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6,303 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,11TH JAN 2020-The body of the late Anjlee Gadhvi was on Saturday  cremated at the Kariokor Hindu Crematorium. A funeral service had been held earlier at the Lohana Hall opposite Nairobi Gymkhana on Forest Road. The K24 news anchor succumbed to lung cancer at the Aga Khan Hospital on Friday leaving behind a husband and two children. She was a cancer warrior after having been first diagnosed with the disease in 2013. The dedicated journalist underwent a series of medical procedures in and…

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President Kenyatta mourns Sultan Qaboos of Oman

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1,961 total views, 2 views today BY PSCU,NAIROBI,11TH JAN 2020-President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence and encouragement to the people of the Sultanate of Oman following the death of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said. Sultan Qaboos who is one of the longest-serving Arab leaders passed on last evening aged 79 years after a long illness. In his message, President Kenyatta described the late Sultan Qaboos as a visionary and charismatic leader who was committed to the transformation of his country. “Sultan Qaboos was a great leader…

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