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Police launch investigations as Machakos County government communication officer Geoffrey Kwatemba is kidnapped in Nairobi

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2,080 total views, 1,025 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,25TH AUG 2019-Police have launched investigations aimed at finding the whereabouts of Machakos County government communication officer Geoffrey Kwatemba  who has reportedly  kidnapped on Sunday in Nairobi. Mr. Kwatemba, who is a former radio presenter at Milele FM, was reportedly accosted in Nairobi while on his way from West Pokot where he had attended singer Doreen Otipo’s album launch. According to reports, the abductors have since asked for ransom in order to let him go . Facebook Comments Loading…

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Gor Mahia humiliate Burundi 5-1 to make it to round one of the CAF Champions League

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313 total views, 136 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,25TH AUG 2019-Gor Mahia  beat Burundi’s Aigle Noir 5-1 on Sunday  to proceed to round one of the CAF Champions League  at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani  . The match was delicately poised having drawn 0-0 in the first leg meet in Bujumbura  a fortnight ago but every pundit expected K’Ogalo to carry the day at home and they did not disappoint. Captain Kenneth Muguna led from the front giving K’Ogalo the lead in the 10th minute, and six minutes later, former Zoo…

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Battle lines drawn for Kibra MP by-elections as 26 aspirants set to battle it out for a ticket on Saturday

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2,169 total views, 1,025 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,25TH AUG 2019-The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) is set to hold  its nominations  next Saturday  August 31 as   preparations for  the Kibra Member of Parliament by-election takes shape. While making the announcement on Sunday at a Rally held in Kibra, ODM leader Raila Odinga  also revealed that at least 26 aspirants will battle it out for the party ticket. Among those expected to seek the ODM ticket in the race include: Benson Musungu (ODM National Youth Coordinator), Imran Okoth (late MP Ken Okoth brother…

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Govt introduces measures aimed at curbing congestion when applying for passports

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2,722 total views, 998 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,25TH AUG 2019- Kenyans seeking to apply for  passports will now be required to book appointments through the e-citizen portal before visiting passport processing centres. The Immigration Department issued an advisory on Sunday also directing applicants who had already made their passport applications online to revisit the e-citizen portal in order to book appointments. Although passport applications are made online through the e-citizen portal, applicants visit passport processing centres to have their biometrics taken. The newly introduced appointment system seeking  to address congestion in…

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Trump backs Johnson, sends mixed signals on China at G7

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262 total views, 88 views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Biarritz, France, Aug 25 –US President Donald Trump on Sunday backed British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as the “right man” for Brexit and sent mixed signals about his trade war with China at a G7 summit dominated by worries about the global economy. Johnson and Trump were on obviously friendly terms as they sat down for a working breakfast in the southern French resort of Biarritz where Group of Seven leaders are gathering this weekend. “He’s going to be a fantastic prime minister,” Trump…

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Census official gang raped in Kisumu,police launch a manhunt for perpetrators

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1,179 total views, 126 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,25TH AUG 2019– Police in  Maseno area in Kisumu West are hunting for unknown number of men who gang raped an enumerator on Saturday night. The suspects also escaped with her torch and power bank, but other census materials were recovered. Nyanza Police boss Dr Vincent Makhoha confirmed the incident on Sunday saying the enumerator was out of danger and is receiving treatment in hospital. “It is true one of the enumerators in Maseno area was attacked early this morning as she was entering her…

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Olympic champion David Rudisha slightly injured in a grisly road accident

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1,491 total views, 130 views today BY CORRESPONDENT/ SAMSON MBII,25TH AUG 2019-Kenyan Olympic champion David Rudisha on Sunday sustained minor injuries after he was involved in a road accident at Nyansiongo area on the Kijauri-Keroka highway in Nyamira County. According to  Keroka OCPD Walter Abondo  who confirmed the incident said the world 800 metres record holder, who was on his way to his Kilgoris home, rammed into a bus from behind. However none of the bus passengers sustained any injuries during the 2a.m incident but Rudisha was taken to Keroka sub-county Hospital…

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You will be enumerated right where you are,no need to travel upcountry-GOVT

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664 total views, 21 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,25TH AUG 2019-Kenyans have been asked not to travel to their respective homes or upcountry for them to be  enumerated during the ongoing census.They will be counted right where they are. Addressing a press conference on Sunday, Government spokesperson Col. Cyrus Oguna  has also put  politicians on notice and desist from asking their people to go back home saying the census is a statistical exercise and should not be politicized. “It is not a political exercise; this is a statistical exercise that is aimed…

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Marsabit attacks leaves ,Eight dead , nine injured

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490 total views, 22 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MARSABIT,25TH AUG,2019-Eight people were on Sunday killed and at least 9 others injured after unknown gunmen orchestrated two separate attacks in Marsabit County. According to  Marsabit County Police Commander Steve Oloo , the attacks were carried out in Forole and Sabareh areas on the Kenya-Ethiopia border. Citizen digital reported that attackers reportedly stormed a watering point in Forole where herders were sleeping at around 4a.m and opened fire killing, among others, two minors aged 13 and 15 years old. The attackers, suspected to have crossed…

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Govt moves in to save musicians from exploitation

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1,617 total views, 12 views today BY PSCU,GATANGA,MURANGA,25TH AUG 2019- The Government  has announced measures aimed at protecting local musicians from exploitation. Some of these measures includes  moving  the Kenya Copyright Board from the Office of the Attorney General to the Ministry of ICT . The announcement was made by President Uhuru Kenyatta when he led thousands of mourners in sending off Benga music icon, John Mwangi Ng’ang’a well known as John De’Mathew in Gatanga, Murang’a County on Saturday. The announcement on copyright board is part of several measures the President revealed…

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President Kenyatta and family enumerated at his Nairobi home

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2,321 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,24TH AUG 2019-Just moments  after his deputy Wilaim Ruto ,opposition chief Raila Odinga and Former president Daniel Moi were enumerated,  President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta followed suit as the 2019 National Population and Housing Census exercise  kicked off on Saturday evening. The President who was joined by former First Lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta and several of his family members was enumerated at his Nairobi home. Speaking briefly  after the enumeration exercise, the President reiterated his earlier call to Kenyans to…

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Crystal Palace record first ever Premier League win over Manchester United

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681 total views, 109 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,24TH AUG 2019-Patrick Van Aanholt scored a 93rd-minute winner as Crystal Palace recorded a 2-1 victory over Manchester United in Saturday afternoon’s Premier League clash at Old Trafford. Daniel James had cancelled out a first-half Jordan Ayew effort to leave the two teams level in the 89th minute, before Van Aanholt squeezed his strike under David de Gea in the final exchanges as Palace recorded their first ever Premier League win over the Red Devils. © Reuters Scott McTominay and Luke Shaw both had half-chances for United in the opening 10 minutes, with the former heading a…

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2019 census kicks off as DP Ruto, Raila, Moi are enumerated

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2,723 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA/JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,24TH AUG 2019-2019 census has officially kicked off across the country  with Deputy President William Ruto and Opposition leader Raila Odinga  being among the first leaders to be  enumerated . The deputy president  and his family members  were enumerated at the DP’s official residence in Karen, Nairobi shortly after 6pm The DP urged Kenyans to participate fully in the exercise, saying it would aid government to plan and make key policy decisions in allocating resources. On his part ,Mr. Odinga was enumerated at…

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Demathew’s daughter says she dreamt of her father’s accident three times.

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1,675 total views, 4 views today BY CORRESPONDENT/KORIR JUMA,24TH AUG 2019-The daughter of the late musician John Demathew Lucy Wanjiku took the microphone just moments after her brother Tyrese Thiro broke down, her tribute to her father John De’Mathew  emotions rented the air. Wanjiku described her father as a dedicated provider and confidant who always put his family first. President Uhuru  who was among the congregation  as well as her siblings  could not hid their tears  with her moving tribute . “The man lying here was my son. He was my daddy,…

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I was never De’ Mathew’s lover-Sabina Chege

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844 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MURANGA,25TH AUG,2019– Murang’a Woman Representative Sabina Chege, has denied being in a romantic relationship  with the late artiste John De’ Mathew. While addressing hundreds of mourners gathered in Murang’a during De’ Mathew’s send off, Chege said she did not sire a child with the benga maestro as had been claimed. “Wale ambao mlisema nina mtoto na De’ Mathew, mngemuona hapa na mmewaona watoto wake wote,” Sabina said in swahili. Those who said I have a kid with the late De’ Mathew, you would have…

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We will remain united,two wives of the late musician John De Mathew vows

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492 total views, 2 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MURANGA,24TH AUG 2019-The two wives of the late benga maestro John De Mathew have vowed to reject any attempts from outsiders  trying to cause disharmony  between them.The widows made their stand known during the burial of their husband in Muranga on Saturday. The elder wife, Sabina Wairimu while paying her  tributes, said they lived together in harmony with the musician and that nobody should try to divide them now that he is gone. Wairimu said their children have grown up together as siblings and are…

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President Uhuru’s family to be enumerated at 10 pm at state house as census begin countrywide

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890 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,24TH AUG 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta and his family  are set to  be enumerated at 10pm during this year’s census that starts  on Saturday countrywide Planning PS Julius Muia and Director General of Kenya National Bureau Of Statistics (KNBS) Zachary Mwangi Chege will conduct the exercise at State House in Nairobi. On Saturday morning, Government Spokesman Rtd. Col. Cyrus Oguna reiterated the importance of the exercise saying it is for posterity. “This is an important government tool to plan for your child who will…

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The late Benga Musiacina John Nganga Mwangi also Known as John De Mathew to be laid to rest in Muranga

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787 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,SOURCES,24TH AUG 2019– Contemporary benga musician John Ng’ang’a Mwangi, better known by his stage name John De’Mathew  will be laid to rest in Muranga county  today. Mourners started arriving as early as 8am for  funeral service  at Githambia Primary School .Among those attending is president Uhuru Kenyatta,deputy president William Ruto ,Opposition chief Raila Odinga among other top government leaders . De’Mathew died in a road crash near Thika Town on Sunday night. Since the news of his death broke, condolences have been pouring…

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tears and celebrations as President Uhuru realigns cabinet slots to improve service delivery

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3,182 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,23RD AUG 2019-Some cabinet secreateries are a worried lot even as others celebrate after President Uhuru Kenyatta has reorganised ministries to improve  service delivery. Affected  functions included those that have been in Uhuru’s office such as Presidential Delivery Unity, Budget & Policy Strategy and Kenya South Sudan Liaison Services have been moved to other various ministries. The changes are contained in an executive order made on Friday, with Uhuru merging  the Interior and Immigration departments. The State Department for Interior and Citizen Services…

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Enumerator arrested in Nyamira after using his kits to paying for beer

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2,852 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NYAMIRA,23RD AUG 2019-Police in Nyamira have arrested   an enumerator who is reported to have given  out a data capture kit and a power bank assigned to him for this weekend’s national census as collateral after drinking alcohol at a local bar on credit. Sources say Gilbert Maranga, an ICT supervisor in Kemera area is said to have gone missing prompting the Nyamira County Census Coordinator, Lensa Apondi,  to report his absence to police. The police launched a search after receiving the report which let…

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DP Ruto urges Kenyans to avail themselves in large numbers on Saturday for the census.

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3,198 total views, 1 views today BY DPPD,VIHIGA& NANDI,AUG 23RD AUG 2019-Deputy President William Ruto has asked Kenyans to avail themselves in large numbers tomorrow for the census. He said the exercise is crucial for planning as it would aid the Government in putting Kenya on the desired development trajectory. Addressing wananchi in Luanda, Vihiga County on Friday, Dr Ruto said the census was also important to Kenyans as it informs what kind of service is needed, where and when. “That is why we must all rally behind it. I also urge…

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Business 

Tuskys opens Malindi branch as stakeholders’ hail local retailers’ resilience

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522 total views, 31 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,23RD AUG 2019-.Local retailer Tusker Mattresses, has extended its Coast regional footprint with the opening of its 58th local Tuskys Supermarket branch, in the coastal town of Malindi, today. Tusker Mattresses, the retail chain that operates Tuskys Supermarkets and Mavazi Lifestyle Clothing stores, in Kenya and Uganda has opened the doors to Tuskys Malindi, located at the Oasis Shopping Mall, further confirming the resilience of homegrown retail players in this market. The opening of Tuskys Malindi, extends the market leadership currently enjoyed by local retail…

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Victor Mugubi Wanyama on his way out of Tottenham Hotspur,headed for Club Brugge

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1,027 total views, 27 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,23RD AUG 2019-Belgian side Club Brugge are reported to be   in talks with English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur over a possible deal for midfielder Victor Wanyama. Wanyama joined Spurs from Southampton in the summer of 2016 but has slipped down the pecking order and has yet to feature for the London club this season. He could be on the move to the continent, where the transfer window remains open until September 2. Brugge are looking for more options in midfield after selling Marvelous…

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Keroche breweries founders Tabitha Karanja, husband Joseph Karanja freed on Ksh.12M cash bail

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1,146 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,23RD AUG 2019-Naivasha based Keroche breweries founders Tabitha Karanja and her husband Joseph Karanja have been  released on Ksh. 10million and Ksh. 2million bail respectively. The two who appeared before Nairobi Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi on Friday pleaded not guilty on behalf of Keroche Breweries. The court noted that the couple’s bail terms would be different taking into consideration Mr. Karanja’s health. “Joseph Karanja is to pay cash bail Ksh. 2million within seven days while Mrs. Karanja should pay Ksh. 10million immediately, ”…

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Misinformation, Lack of Access and Confusion Hamper the Ability of Smokers Who Don’t Quit to Consider Better Alternatives-Report,

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1,825 total views, 89 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,LAUSANNE,SWITZERLAND,23RD AUG 2019– A new report has shown that majority of those hooked to smoking  have knowledge that  the habit is  harmful to their health and lives but they just cant make a decision to quit smoking.A  report Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI)  titled “Unsmoke: Clearing the Way for Change” is based on findings from a major international study conducted for the company by independent research firm Povaddo. According to the report ,there is no question that, while the best choice is to quit cigarettes…

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Wangusi must quit CA and paveway for new C.EO says ICT cabinet secretary evens as the former vows to stay put

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689 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,23RD AUG 2019- ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru insists  that  Communications Authority Director General Francis Wangusi must exit  after the board named his replacement. Mucheru says Wangusi is a retiree as per the government regulations and has no option but to leave. “He is 61 years old and ought to have retired last year, and his contract has now expired,” Mucheru told capital FM  . He said the appointment of the new Communications Authority acting Director-General was processed by the board members and…

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A narrow escape for Wajir North MP Ahmed Ibrahim after attack on census convoy

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765 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,23RD AUG 2019-Wajir North MP Ahmed Ibrahim is lucky to be alive  after unknown assailants attacked  a census convoy in Masalale area on Thursday night.Sources say  the vehicle was torched  and reduced to ashes but there were no injuries. The Wajir MP was travelling with the census staff for final preparation ahead of official starting of he exercise on Saturday The group had just arrived in the area when they heard sound of gunshots rent the air prompting   them to flee for their lives.…

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Detain Keroche director Joseph Karanja at your on peril,Karen Hospital warns stating the his health condition is delicate

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665 total views, 1 views today BY  JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,23RD AUG 2019-Police have been warned against holding  Keroche director Joseph Karanja  in custody .The warning has been issued by the management of the  Karen Hospital in Nairobi . Dr. D.K. Gikonyo  in a statement released  moments  after Mr. Karanja and his wife Tabitha were arrested said he is under medical care. “He has a serious medical condition that requires regular medication. He has recently undergone life saving surgery,” Dr. Gikonyo said. The Hospital further warned that detaining him in a police cell would…

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Road carnage: Bomet accident leaves Five dead, 15 more injured

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2,571 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,BOMET,22ND AUG 2019-Five people have died while 15 others seriously injured after a matatu veered off the Narok- Bomet Road on Thursday. According to those who  witnessed ,the 14-seater matatu from Egesa company was headed to Kisii from Nairobi. The driver reportedly tried to avoid a head-on collision with an oncoming vehicle when he veered off the road at Kipsoen area. The matatu rolled several times before landing in a ditch. Confirming the incident ,Bomet Central police boss Musa Omar  said  that two men,…

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War on graft: Keroche breweries proprietors Tabitha Karanja, husband arrested

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2,304 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,22ND AUG 2019-The founders of Keroche breweries in Naivasha Tabitha Karanja and her husband Joseph, have been arrested. Their arrest came after they had spent over 12 hours  at their Naivasha-based brewery after the director of public prosecutions Noordin Haji  on Wednesday ordered  their arrest. Detectives led them out of the building into separate Subaru vehicles that had been parked outside their premises since Wednesday night. The Joseph Karanja waved at reporters, seemingly oblivious of what was happening, as he was led to the…

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Arsenal and WorldRemit launch second edition of Future Stars

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1,218 total views, no views today LONDON, United Kingdom, August 22, 2019/ — Arsenal and online money transfer service, WorldRemit (https://www.WorldRemit.com), are offering one male and one female football coach from Africa or the Americas the chance to attend an exclusive training programme with Arsenal Football Development coaches in London. Now in its second edition, the “Future Stars” programme was developed by WorldRemit and Arsenal to celebrate the positive impact that grassroots youth football coaches have on their communities, helping the children they train to develop life skills both on and off the…

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Jirongo charged with obtaining Sh50mn by false pretense, released on Sh200,000 cash bail

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2,680 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,22ND AUG 2019-Former Lugari  member of parliament  Cyrus Jirongo was on Thursday charged with obtaining Sh50 million from Post Bank by false pretense. The former law maker  who was Monday ordered to personally appear in court after skipping a ruling on whether he would be charged with in Sh50 million fraud case after the former lawmaker sought to stay proceedings in the magistrate court. Through his lawyer, Danstun Omari, he had told Trial Magistrate Francis Andayi Jirongo had traveled to South Sudan and…

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Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Star Benson Ochieng Snapped Up By KPL Side Western Stima

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1,019 total views, no views today Nairobi, Kenya – August 22nd 2019…Kenya Premier League team Western Stima FC has snapped up yet another Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom all-star. Benson Ochieng who scored the winner in the national final against Al-Ahly FC last season has signed a two-year deal with the club. He becomes the second Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom player to be signed by Western Stima. The first player happens to be his Manyatta united team mate Ibrahim Ochieng.  “We have already featured Benson in some of our pre-season games and going…

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KRA says actions against Keroche Breweries is in order, denies reports of unfairly targeting local investors

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843 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,22ND AUG 2019-The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has commended legal  actions against tax evaders after the management of Keroche Breweries Limited read mischief in an arrest order issued Wednesday by the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji. Through  a statement sent to the press on Thursday  KRA stated that the fight against tax evasion is not targeting any business staff or individual. The authority stated that it has the responsibility of facilitating trade in a conducive environment and urged all eligible taxpayers to…

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Tabitha Karanja terms as untrue DPP Haji’s claims of alleged tax fraud

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691 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,22ND AUG 2019-Keroche Breweries Managing Director Tabitha Karanja has told off  Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji for ordering her arrest over a Sh14.5 billion tax fraud investigation. In a statement sent to newsrooms Wednesday  evening, Karanja described the claims as lacking  facts as they did not reflect what was going on in the company. She further stated that she has not received any communication from the office of the DPP nor has any investigating officer questioned her over the alleged fraud. “I…

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Court okays KNBS to recruit public servants for census exercise

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585 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,22ND AUG 2019-The court  has allowed  Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) to proceed and recruit  public servants for the census exercise. On August 15, 2019, the Employment and Labour Relations Court in Nairobi ordered KNBS to remove names of public servants who had been recruited as supervisors and enumerators. The order followed a petition that was filed by five residents from Homa Bay County to stop KNBS from carrying out the census exercise in the county. The five: Evans Oloo, John Okambo,…

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CS tours Inland Container Depot, lauds KRA modernisation

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2,357 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,21ST AUG 2019-National Treasury acting Cabinet Secretary Honourable Ambassador Ukur Yattani has lauded the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) for the various tax administration, modernisation measures it has put in place. The Acting Cabinet Secretary, who was on a familiarisation tour of the KRA operations at the Inland Container Depot (ICD) in Embakasi today, said that automation of tax administration functions is key in enhancing both transparency and efficiency. He added that automation of KRA processes has reduced human intervention in handling cargo right from the Port of Mombasa to the ICD and other destinations. To further enhance efficiency and reduce cargo clearance timeframes at the ICD, the CS said…

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Tala Raises $110Million in Funding to drive Financial Inclusion

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913 total views, 30 views today  BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,21ST AUG 2019- Local mobile money App Tala, has   announced  a USD 110 M series D investment to accelerate financial inclusion around the world. The new round of investment will support the launch of new products in the Tala ecosystem that promote financial health and create value for its loyal customer base. Speaking on this funding, Ivan Mbowa, Tala General Manager (East Africa) said that the new round  will enable Tala to reach more customers in Kenya and globally with services that put them in control of their financial lives.  “Kenya…

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Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji now goes for Keroche brweries proprietor Tabitha Karanja and Husband over alleged evasion of taxes amounting to Ksh.14.4 billion.

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3,004 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA ,NAIROBI,21ST AUG 2019-Proprietor of Keroche breweries limited Tabitha KARANJA and husband Joseph Karanja are in trouble after director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji  ordered their  arrest and prosecution over alleged evasion of taxes amounting to Ksh.14.4 billion. Ina statement  DPP, says an audit by KRA established that Keroche Breweries Limited evaded taxes by failing to pay Excise Duty and Value Added Tax (VAT) on its various products including Crescent Vodka, Viena Ice and Summit beers. The alleged evasion of tax payment by…

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Good fortunes a head for Kenya as she wins African vote in seeking UN Security Council seat

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2,753 total views, 2 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,21ST AUG 2019-Kenya  is headed towards the right direction  towards clinging a seat at the UN security council  after  she was nominated as a candidate for the powerful UN  agency.The good news came  after defeating Djibouti in a vote held at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The news now means that  Kenya becomes Africa’s sole candidate for the race for the non-permanent seat for 2021-2022. In a secret ballot on Wednesday morning, Nairobi garnered 37 votes against Djibouti’s 13 in a…

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Interior CS Fred Matiangi orders all bars to remain closed over the weekend for smooth census exercise

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1,443 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,21ST AUG 2019-Interior Cabinet Secretary  Fred Matiang’i has ordered  all bars countrywide  to remain closed for two days starting Saturday for the national census exercise. “We are going to going close all our social places especially the bars at 5pm to give you an hour to be home before the enumerators arrive at 6pm so that they can find you at home ,” he said. Matiangi who spoke at  Embu Stadium during the official opening of the 10th edition of the Water Services Companies…

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Preparations underway for the burial of the late Kikuyu Benga musician John De Mathew,He will be burried on Saturday in Muranga

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1,004 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT/JOAN WANJIKU,21ST AUG 2019-Preparations are underway for the burial of the late Kikuyu Benga Musician John De Mathew who will be laid to rest on Saturday  in Muranga. According to  the chairman of the burial committee Muheria kariuki  his burial will be preceded by a service to be held at Gathambia primary school grounds starting 9am. He says The National government, Muranga county government,AIPCA church leadership and fellow musicians  will all be involved in the said plans. Muheria says as preparations continues in Muranga  friends…

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 Billionaire Humphrey Kariuki Crys foul,says he is being targeted by envious persons

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882 total views, no views today  BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,21ST AUG 2019-Billionaire Humphrey Kariuki  now says he is a victim of envioius persons who are not happy with his success in business. Kariuki is facing charges of  evading the payment of taxes totaling Sh41 billion. In a statement t released to journalists on Wednesday, the businessman said he is a victim of envious individuals, unsettled by his vast business empire across the world. Kariuki said he is “a law-abiding citizen who believes in the rule of law.” “The allegations levelled against me…

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Nyndarua governor Francis Kimemia cracks whip,dismisses four members of his excutive

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550 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NYANDARUA,21ST AUG 2019-Nyandarua Governor Francis Kimemia has cracked the whip on four members of his executive dismissing them and re-appointing  one of the fired executives as Special Adviser. Those affected were Simon Nganga (Water, Tourism and Natural Resources) Muthoni Wamuiya (Trade and Cooperatives) Faith Mbugua (Education and Social Services) and Kariuki Mbataru (ICT and Public Administration). The four were dismissed Tuesday night minutes after attending  a cabinet meeting. Sources say dismal  performance of the four over the past two years had extensively been discussed…

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Spanish Woman Pleads Guilty To Possessing Ivory Bangle weighing 0.025g,Fined Ksh1 Million

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3,124 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,20TH AUG 2019-A 50-year-old Spanish woman, who was arrested on Monday, for illegally being in possession of an ivory bangle has been released after paying Ksh1 million fine. According to the Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS), Pich-Aguilera Maria, who was arrested at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on her way to Dar es Salaam, pleaded guilty to the charge of illegal possession of ivory weighing about 0.025g. She was arraigned at the JKIA Law Court. After paying the fine she was allowed to continue…

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NYS suspects Kabura, Gethi charged afresh, freed on Ksh.300K bail

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3,861 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,20TH AUG 2019- The National Youth  service (NYS)  Scam suspects Josephine Kabura, Ben Gethi and eight others have pleaded afresh to money laundering charges . They appeared in court on Tuesday with the e new charge sheet presented where , the Prosecution added one new count against Kabura, John Kago Ndungu and Partick Ogola Onyago. The particulars on the count 16 reads that between December 1, 2014 and May 30, 2015 in Nairobi, the three accused persons are alleged to have engaged in…

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Unfortunate:Prison officer kills girlfriend, 23, after quarrel in Bomet

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4,383 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,BOMET,20TH AUG 2019-An officer in charge of   Bomet GK prison has reportedly killed his girlfriend after a quarrel at Kamukunji Estate. Bomet Central Sub County Police Boss Musa Imamai Omar says , the 28-years-old officer hit his girlfriend with a blunt object in the head. “Our officers rushed to the scene after a distress call only to find the 23-year-old woman in a coma. She was rushed to Longisa Referral Hospital but pronounced dead on arrival,” he said. hospital sources  indicate that the deceased died…

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Ex-Makadara MP Reuben Ndolo released on KSH 20,000 cash bail

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1,874 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,20TH AUG 2019-Former Makadara Member of Parliament Reuben Ndolo has been released on ksh 20,000 cash bail after he  was  arraigned in court to answer to charges of creating disturbance. Ndolo, who was charged alongside six others also faces another count of threatening to kill. The court was told that the ex-lawmaker and Daniel Otieno, who are the 1st and 2nd accused persons respectively, uttered words threatening to kill Rashid Hamid, the director of Richland Properties Limited. “Wewe mjinga wa Lamu, ukileta mchezo…

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Detectives arrest Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei over alleged incitement

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1,464 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,20TH AUG 2019-Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)  have  arrested Nandi Senator Samuel Cherargei in his Eldoret home. Cherargei’s arrest  on Tuesday morning comes just a day after he was summoned by the DCI officers over remarks he made that are believed to be inflammatory. Detectives had camped outside his home for hours before he finally surrendered and was arrested and driven to the DCI offices in Nandi to record a statement. The Nandi Senator is expected to explain the remarks…

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Former Makadara legislature Reuben Ndolo fails to appear in court, claims he fell sick in police cell

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6,049 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU ,NAIROBI,19TH AUG 2019-Former Makadara MP Reuben Ndolo did not  appear in court on Monday as it had been expected where he could have  faced charges of threatening to kill and causing disturbance in a Nairobi joint. Ndolo’s lawyer told Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku that the former legislator developed health complications while in police custody and was rushed to Nairobi West hospital where he was allegedly diagnosed with high blood pressure. Consequently he was  released  on a Ksh.50,000 cash bail to seek treatment.…

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