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Chinese Nationals warned against breaking laws in Kenya

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666 total views, 666 views today BY DPPS,NAIROBI,23RD MAY 2019-Chinese nationals in Kenya have been warned of tough punishment if they fail to respect the laws of the country. Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Wu Peng said China was concerned by cases of their citizens’ failure to regulate their behaviour. He said those found flouting the laws of the land would not only be punished by Kenya but also will face “our own internal measures as China”. He spoke today when he met Deputy President William Ruto at his Karen Office in Nairobi.…

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KRA wins Kshs 166million case against dam construction firm CMC Di Ravenna Kenya

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777 total views, 777 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,23RD,MAY 2019-The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has won a case against Italian Dam Construction company Co-operativa Muratori e Cementisti (CMC) di Ravenna, seeking a Kshs 166million Value Added Tax Refund. In a judgement delivered on Wednesday by High Court Judges Lady Justice Pauline Nyamweya and John Mativo, CMC Di Ravenna Kenya, a Company contracted by Rift Valley Water Services Board to construct Itare dam for the sum of KShs.28.9 billion lost the case where it was suing KRA for VAT refund of Kshs. 166, 247,…

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Reprieve for Governor Waititu as court grants him anticipatory bail in fight to secure his freedom e

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908 total views, 908 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,23RD MAY 2019-Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu has obtained an anticipatory bail of Ksh.500,000 in a bid to secure his release after he was arrested on Thursday by anti-graft detectives. The bail was granted by Magistrate Bryan Khaemba who directed that the orders be served to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) upon which the Governor is expected to be released. “Any party served with this order and disobeys the same or any part thereof shall be guilty of contempt of court and liable to…

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Court grants Omtatah’s request to serve MPs via newspaper on Ksh.250K house allowance case

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441 total views, 441 views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,23RD MAY,2019-Activist  Okiya Omtatah has been allowed by the court to  to serve 420 MPs by substituted service through the local dailies . Omtatah  will be expected to place an advertorial notice in two daily newspapers of national circulation. The orders were approved after Omtatah told the court that it would be difficult for him to serve all the lawmakers in person. “To serve each MP is a difficult task that may take long,” the court noted. This order has been granted following a…

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Police apprehend A man after posing on facebook with a G3 Rifle

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375 total views, 375 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KIRINYAGA,23RD MAY 2019-Police in Kirinyaga County have  arrested a man who posted a photo on Facebook while holding a G3 rifle two days ago. According to Gichugu OCPD Anthony Mbogo  who confirmed the Thursday incident ,said the man suspected to have been involved in violent robberies in the region was nabbed at his home in Umbui village in Gichugu Constituency following a tip off from members of the public. However, police officers did not find the said firearm in the man’s house. The OCPD said…

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There is no bad blood between Kenya and Somalia-Foreign affairs ministry

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519 total views, 519 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,23RD MAY 2019-Kenya has refuted reports that there is a trained  relations with Somalia over a maritime border dispute terming the recent decision by airport officials to turn away a Somali delegation as a purely immigration matter. According to Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Amb Macharia Kamau , the refusal of entry to three Somali officials was not unique and that immigration and security clearance restrictions have affected other countries in the region. “There’s no diplomatic row. Why do we sensationalize the pettiest of issues?…

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Safaricom extends Bob Collymore time by one year

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726 total views, 726 views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,23RD MAY 2019-Giant telecommunications company Safaricom has extended the contract of its Chief executive officer Bob Collymore by a one year. Collymore’s tenure was scheduled to come to an end in August this year.   This had caused uncertainty among share holders and stakeholders of the company who felt that his exit could adversely effect the performance of the firm deemed most stable in the country. Sources says the one year period will enable the management  have time search for his successor Facebook Comments…

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Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu arrested by EACC detectives,taken for questioning in graft probe

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631 total views, 631 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,23RD MAY 2019-Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu has been arrested and taken to the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) headquarters in Nairobi  for questioning  over alleged graft-related issues. This comes just hours after ,EACC detectives raided his houses in Garden City and Runda at dawn on Thursday and spend the better part of the day  searching them . Waititu was  expected to record a statement over alleged corruption in his administration’s Kaa Sober program which is aimed at rehabilitating alcoholics. The Kiambu County Assembly…

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Govt now shifts its attention to Huduma Namba clean up after registration-Oguna

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451 total views, 451 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,23RD MAY 2019-After  the completion of the ongoing Huduma Nmaba registration  exercise on Saturday,the government  will embark the clean up of the register.  Government Spokesman Cyrus Oguna says those who will have missed the registration exercise for the Huduma Namba will be able to do so at their respective local Assistant Chiefs Office. Oguna said there will be no extension to the exercise after Saturday. “After the 25th of May, registration for the Huduma Namba will be taken back to the local Assistants Chiefs. So…

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DP Ruto says he is ready to concede defeat he loses in 2022 presidential race

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136 total views, 136 views today  BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,23RD MAY 2019-Deputy President William Ruto says he  is reday to concede defeat  if he loses in the presidential  contest to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta during the 2022 Presidential Election. Ruto who spoke  during a live interview on Kameme FM on Thusrday morning ,said he will instead take up the role of Leader of Opposition and hold the incoming government to account. “If it is God’s Will that I should be the Jubilee Party’s flag-bearer in the 2022 presidential race, and we lose; I…

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Kenya joins the world in marking world Fistula day

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488 total views, 488 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,23RD  MAY 2019-Kenya has joined the world today in marking world fistula day marked on 23RD May every year. It is estimated  that  Fistula cases are reported  in four women  out of   one Thousand  who gives birth each day in the country. According to    a report   released  by  the World Health Organization (WHO )  ,says  there are  new cases  totaling  3000  of Fistula reported  every year in Kenya with only  7.5 %  of patient receiving treatment.     Facebook Comments Loading…

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EACC Detectives raid Kiambu Governor Waititu’s homes in Nairobi in graft probe

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781 total views, 781 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,23RD MAY 2019-Ethics and anti Corruption  commission Detectives on Thursday morning raided the homes of Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu in Runda and Garden Estate, Nairobi.The raid  is said to be related to the ongoing investigation  into alleged corruption in  Kiambu   county. UpesiNews has established that Tens of officers arrived at the residence a few minutes after 5am and started a search for files and documents. The outspoken governor, popularly known as Baba Yao, is under the EACC spotlight over alleged corruption in a number…

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Court rules that 15-year experience requirement for IEBC CEO job is unlawful

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2,048 total views, 1,331 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,22ND MAY 201-The High Court has ruled that the requirement by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for one to have 15 years experience in order to apply for the Chief Executive Officer position was against the law. Delivering the ruling, Justice Hellen Wasilwa on Wednesday said IEBC acted outside the provisions of the law by requiring applicants to have 15 years of professional experience to apply for the post previously held by Ezra Chiloba. Justice Wasilwa also  ruled that the manner in…

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Crime Watch:Lawyer stabs his colleague to death in Eldoret

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1,909 total views, 951 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,ELDORET,22ND MAY 2019-Police in Eldoret are investigating  an incident  which  a lawyer  is accused of stabbing his fellow advocate to death at a house party in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County.The lawyer has since been arrested. The suspect, Abel Mogaka, was on Wednesday arraigned before Eldoret Chief Magistrate Charles Obulutsa where the prosecution made an application for 10 days to complete investigations as well as modify the charges against the accused. The court is on Thursday  expected to rule on the two application . The accused…

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Gor Gor Mahia FC wins the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) title for a record-stretching 18th time

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398 total views, 269 views today BY UPESINEWS REPORTER,NAIROBI,22ND MAY 2019-Gor Mahia FC on Wednesday  won the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) title for a record-stretching 18th time after Bandari FC, the last challenger with a chance of overturning their lead, crashed out of the title race. Bandari faced a must-win situation against Mathare United and had hoped Gor lose against Vihiga United to keep them in the race but they ultimately let it slip after  their barren draw at the Kasarani Stadium on Wednesday. This  automatically  Gor’s lead at the top opened…

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KeNHA wants 4 Chinese workers deported for assaulting Kenyan officer even as their employer dismisses them

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1,703 total views, 648 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,22ND MAY 2019-Just days after  4 Chinese contractors assaulted  a  Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) officer ,the Authority is now   seeking to have their work permits  revoked .The Authority through a statement to newsrooms said it had  noted with concern reports from a section of the media regarding the incident that took place last week. “KeNHA on May 21, 2019 expelled the staff from the project site and has made a recommendation for a cancellation of work permits for the foreign staff involved,” the…

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President Uhuru launches mortgage company for cheap homes

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568 total views, 17 views today BY PSCU,NAIROBI,22ND MAY,2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday  launched the Kenya Morgage Refinance Company in partnership between the government and the private sector. The initiative is aimed at reaching the goal of adequate, safe and affordable housing for all, especially the lower income group, which is part of the Big Four Agenda. The expectation of the refinance company is to contribute to the development of the housing finance market and to help increase the number of mortgages from the current 26,000 to over 60,000 by the year…

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President Kenyatta inspects housing, road projects in Nairobi

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401 total views, 11 views today BY PSCU,NAIROBI,22ND MAY,2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday made impromptu tours of housing and infrastructure projects in Nairobi. The President visited Parkroad Estate in Ngara where the Government is building 1,370 houses with the first phase of 228 units expected to be ready by September this year. The housing project is part of the Government’s plan to construct 500,000 affordable housing units by 2022 under the Housing Pillar of the Big 4 Agenda. The President who was accompanied by Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary James Macharia and…

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Governor Sonko unveils biometric system, warns lazy County staff

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301 total views, 13 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,22ND MAY 2019-Nairobi City Governor Mike Sonko has officially launched the biometric staff management system aimed  at  ensuring the time the  time employees report to work and leave work and the amount of time spent at work is documented. The governor who put on notice  lazy county employees said  he will not hesitate to dismiss them should they steal the county’s precious time.He added that  the system will  maximize the employees’ output and also weed out ghost workers from the county payroll. Sonko said…

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KCB Group Plc Q1 2019 Net Profit up 11% to KShs.5.8 Bn.

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250 total views, 123 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,22ND MAY,2019-KCB Group PLC after tax profit grew 11% to KShs. 5.8 billion in the first quarter of 2019. Stronger non-funded income lines, robust loan book growth and reduction in interest expense drove performance from KShs. 5.2 billion reported the same period last year. KCB Group CEO and MD Joshua Oigara said while the regulatory and operating business environment remained in flux, the Group’s corporate and retail franchises continued to post impressive returns, helping the lender to grow its market share. “The performance is as…

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ICIFA suspends investment analyst David Tumaini Maina over professional misconduct,fraud

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609 total views, 111 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,22ND MAY ,2019-The Investment and Financial analysts’ regulator, Institute of Certified Financial Analysts (ICIFA) has de registered one of its members,  Mr.David Tumaini Maena for a period of 10 years. The regulator has further imposed a  heavy financial penalty of Kshs 1.1 million fine for professional misconduct during his tenure as a Fixed Income Dealer between January 2016 and June 2017 while trading Treasury Bonds. Through a press statement sent to the press on Wednesday, The regulator says the Disciplinary Committee of ICIFA had found…

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448 total views, 14 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KISUMU,22ND MAY 2019-Services have been grounded  at the Kisumu County Offices  situated at Huduma Centre  after Power and water were  disconnected  over accumulation of unpaid bills . Addressing the press some Workers  say they have been without power since Monday. According to the head of Administration at the county Kadiri Haggai  confirmed the disconnections but did not reveal the amount  owed to Kenya Power and Kisumu Water and Sewerage Company that led to the disconnections. Normal service delivery to the public at the Kisumu County…

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All the 17 foreign nationals deported were dealing with illegal betting business-Matiang’i

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766 total views, 15 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,22ND MAY 2019-Two days after Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi  warned  that no foreigner will be allowed to remain in the country  while undertaking illegal betting business , The CS has signed deportation orders for 17 nationals accused of running illegal betting businesses in the country. “We will not allow other people to come and do unlawful business in the country. I want to tell you for free those doing this business without a valid license will be deported,” warned Matiangi in a previous…

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Gay rights champion ambassador Binyavanga Wainaina Dies

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791 total views, 3 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,22ND MAY 2019-Kenneth Binyavanga Wainaina  who is known for championing the rights of gay people in Kenya has died. The family of Wainaina who is a author confirmed that the 48-year-old died on Tuesday at 8:48 pm after a short illness at the Aga Khan hospital. Binyavanga was the 2002 Caine Prize winner for African Writing after his short story “Discovering Home”. He was also awarded by the Kenya Publisher’s Association in recognition of his services to Kenyan literature. It will be recalled that in …

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Aisha Jumwa coils a worship song to praise DP Ruto

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2,324 total views, 4 views today BY UPESINEWS REPORTER ,21ST MAY,2019-Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa is  again t making the news  after a video went viral  showing her changing words  of a popular Christian worship song in  praise of Deputy President William Ruto. The incident happened on Sunday  when  Jumwa had accompanied Ruto to St Jude Catholic Church Muanda, in Bumula, Bungoma county, for a church service. When she was handed the microphone, she did what she praised Ruto’s performance track record before singing. “Makanisa kujengwa, Ruto yuko hapo, ukitaka shule kujengwa na…

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Tragic:Four Mavoko Water employees drown in reservoir

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2,109 total views, 12 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MACHAKOS,21ST MAY 2019-Four employees of Mavoko Water and Sewerage company died in Athi River on Tuesday after they fell into a reservoir belonging to Mavwasco’s sewarage treatment plant. The plant is located at Kwa Mang’eli slum. Various teams joined efforts to  retrieve the four bodies among them  the police, fire brigade, members of the public and administrators led by Mavoko chief Nzau Komo. Facebook Comments Loading…

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Kenya asks the UN for support in having Shabaab declared as terrorist group

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2,091 total views, 1 views today BY  NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,21ST MAY  2019-Kenya  has asked  the European Union (EU) for support to have al-Shabaab listed as a terrorist organization under the United Nations (UNSC) Resolution 1267 of 1999. The appeal was made by Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma during talks with EU High Representative Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, on Tuesday. “In combating global terrorism and sustaining the painful gains made, we urge you to support Kenya in listing the al-Shabaab as a terrorism organization under the UNSC 1267,” she urged.…

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Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) honors Paralympian Vincent Mutai .

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742 total views, 267 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,21ST MAY 2019-Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) on Tuesday  honored Paralympian Vincent Mutai with the Sports Personality Award for April 2019. Mutai took the accolade after winning three Class T46 Gold medals in the 100 metres, 200 metres and the Long Jump at the 4th International Athletics Meeting in Marrakech, Morocco. To claim the coveted award, Mutai beat African U20 gold medallists Faith Chepkemoi and Mary Moraa, and Brigid Kosgei who won the women’s race at the 2019 London Marathon. Mutai now says…

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Fire breaks out at Namwale High School in Bungoma,destroys dormitory

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597 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,BUNGOMA,21ST MAY 2019-Fire  broke out   at Namwale Boys High School in Bungoma County on  Tuesday  forcing form one and tow students to be sent home after a fire destroyed  their dormitories on Monday night. The fire, whose cause was  not be immediately established, began at around 8pm, burning down property of unknown value belonging to at least 140 students. Efforts by the students, teachers and local residents to put out the fire did not succeed, with the county fire brigade arriving after the fire had…

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Monica Kimani death probe: Family opposes Jowie’release on bail

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538 total views, 5 views today BY  JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,21ST MAY 2019-The  family of murdered business lady Monica  Kimani   has opposed Joseph Irungu ‘ Jowie’ release on bail. Through their lawyer on Tuesday the Family, however said they needed more time to file replying affidavits explaining why they are against the accused being released on bail. “We were only served one week ago and we have not had time to respond accordingly to the application,” the family said. The family lawyer also said Monica’s family members have not been around to sign affidavits…

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Jared Otieno charged in fake gold conspiracy,to remain in custody until May 27, 2019

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412 total views, 2 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,21ST MAY 2019-Controversial Businessman Jared Otieno and 15 others have been charged with conspiracy to defraud and obtaining money by false pretence. Otieno and his co-accused denied the charges on Tuesday before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi at the Milimani Law Court. They were charged with fraudulently receiving Sh300 million in a fake gold transaction. Otieno and his co-accused will remain in custody until May 27, 2019, pending their bail ruling. Senior principal magistrate Paul Mayova last week allowed an application by the prosecution seeking…

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Milestone in cargo shipping as KRA signs transshipment SOPs with port stakeholders

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352 total views, 70 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,21ST  MAY 2019-The Kenya Revenue Authority on Tuesday signed a Transshipment Standard Operating Procedures charter with the Kenya Ports Authority and Kenya Shipping Agents Association at the Port of Mombasa to enhance cargo clearance efficiency and boost regional trade. The various stakeholders described the formulation of the Transshipment SOPs as a key milestone for shipping. The adoption of a bidding SOPs, they explained, will play a key role in raising efficiency levels at the Port of Mombasa. The SOPs have been developed to international standards…

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Second largest EU mission globally unveiled in Nairobi

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500 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,21ST MAY 2019-The European Union (EU) Mission in Nairobi on Tuesday  unveiled a new embassy making Kenya ,the  second largest foreign mission in the world after London in the United Kingdom. Speaking after the unveiling ,EU High Representative Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, who met Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma ,described opening of the new embassy as an acknowledgement of Kenya’s vital role as a regional hub. “We see Kenya as not only a gateway to the region and to…

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President Kenyatta reaffirms the govt’s commitment in ensuring 100% pupils enrollment in school

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560 total views, 5 views today  BY PSCU,NAIROBI,21ST MAY 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday  said   the government will remain steadfast in its various efforts to ensure that all Kenyan children attain basic education. The President who spoke at State House Nairobi when he handed over a 52-seater bus to Kamacharia Girls Secondary School from Murang’a County said that the Government will continue investing in the expansion of school infrastructure to ensure that all Kenyan children have access to education. To show appreciation for the efforts by the government and their parents, the…

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Matron at Mumbi Girls school in Muranga commits suicide

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633 total views, 3 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MURANGA,21ST MAY 2019-Mumbi girls high school  in Murang’a is mourning the controversial  death if its matron identified as Joyce Mwinzi. The body of the 56 years old matron was found in her house just meters a way from the school. Confirming the incident  Muranga county commissioner Muhamed Bare said the investigation into the incident has commenced. Mumbi girls high school  is among best performing schools in the country. The body of the deceased was taken to Muranga referral hospital.     Facebook Comments Loading…

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Police intercept 22 Eritreans while being smuggled-DCI

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666 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI, 21ST MAY 2019-Police have arrested Twenty-two Eritrean nationals as they were being smuggled along the Thika Superhighway, Nairobi. The  Directorate of Criminal Investigations says  the victims who had travelled from the Moyale border told police that they were headed for South Africa and had paid for the trip. Four Kenyans behind the smuggling were arrested in the Monday evening incident . “Twenty two victims of human trafficking-all #Eritreans were today rescued by #DCI Detectives as they were being ferried along Thika Road.…

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Kenya’s UHC roll out commended as World Health Assembly kicks off in Geneva

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1,810 total views, no views today BY PSCU/ANN MUNENE,GENEVA,20TH MAY 2019-The ongoing rollout of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC), now in the pilot phase, has received global recognition at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 72nd World Health Assembly meeting which kicked off in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday. Speaking during the opening ceremony attended by hundreds of world leaders among them First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhamon Ghebreyesus cited Kenya as a leading crusader of UHC. “Last year I mentioned Kenya’s ambitious plan to…

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Court temporally suspends ban on betting adverts

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1,923 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,20TH MAY,2019-The High Court on Monday temporarily suspended the implementation of the Betting and Control and Licensing Board directive that banned several forms of advertising for betting companies. Justice James Makau on Monday stopped the BCLB from implementing the letter dated April 30 that banned advertising and endorsements of betting, lottery, gaming and prize competitions. Interior CS Fred Matiang’i earlier stated that the government is not out to scare away investors, but regulate the betting business. The advertising directive issued by the board…

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Bishop Gatimu Ngandu Girls High School plunged in mourning as a Form 2 girl kills self in school

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1,832 total views, 12 views today BY CORRESPONDENT ,NYERI,20TH MAY 2019-Bishop Gatimu Ngandu Girls High School in Nyeri County  is mourning the death of a form 2 student from the institution who committed suicide on Sunday morning. According to Mathira West Deputy County Commissioner Charles Monari  who confirmed the incident, said the body of the 19-year-old girl, Joan Mumbi, was found hanging in the dormitory with a bed sheet tied around her neck. The deputy county commissioner said  the girl, who was a mother of one, left behind a suicide note alleging…

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Road carnage: Two killed, 3 injured as lorry transporting miraa rams into matatu

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635 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KIRINYAGA,20TH MAY 2019-Two people were on Monday morning killed and three others injured after a lorry transporting miraa collided with a matatu on Mwea-Embu road in Kirinyaga County. Eye  witnesses say  two lorries transporting miraa were overtaking each other at Nyamindi area when one of them rammed into the Neno Sacco matatu from the back. The matatu was heading to Embu from Nairobi. Two people died on the spot while the three survivors were rushed to the Embu County Hospital by a Good Samaritan. Police…

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Relief for 4 Counties as they sign Sh10bn WB agreement to improve water supply

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398 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,20TH MAY 2019-Four  counties from the coastal region on Monday  signed Sh10.7 billion agreements that will  improve water supply and sanitation in the region. The counties are Kwale, Taita Taveta, Mombasa and Kilifi which will all benefit from the World Bank-funded project,  that will be undertaken  through investment in water supply and sanitation infrastructure. “The initiative will also strengthen institutional capacity of water companies in the counties,” noted Deputy President William Ruto at his residence in Karen on Monday. Those who are Present during…

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Court extends order stopping implementation of the Housing Fund Levy.

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270 total views, no views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,20TH MAY 2019-The Employment and Labour Relations Court has extended orders barring the government from implementation of the Housing Fund Levy. At the same time the court also consolidated petitions challenging the move. While issuing the ruling on Monday,Justice Maureen Onyango said the applications filed by the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU), Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) and Consumer Federation of Kenya (COFEK) will be heard together and the matter will be mentioned on May 27, 2019 for directions. The judge at…

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Killings continue in Matungu as a 10 years old boy is stabbed to death in Panyako village

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346 total views, 2 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MATUNGU,20TH MAY 2019-Even as the government promises tough action on the recent killings that have been sweeping across the Matungu subcounty ,Kakamega county,the killings seems to go on.This is after a ten year old boy was stabbed to death on Sunday night in Panyako Village. Villagers say the boy was stabbed twice in the neck and n the stomach by the assailants who escaped.According to Juma Kombo who is an elder the incident happened around 7pm. ”When the mother realized that the boy was missing…

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Interior CS Fred Matiangi says Betting firms owe the Kenya Revenue Authority Sh26 billion

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373 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,20TH MAY 2019-Interior  cabinet secretary Fred Matiangi on Monday revealed that betting firms  operating in the country owe the Kenya Revenue Authority Sh26 billion in unpaid taxes.Speaking  on Monday during a Betting Control and Licensing Board stakeholders’ forum at the Kenya School of Government,Mataing’i said  that the collection of the taxes has been frustrated through the courts by players in the sector. “Poignantly, attempts to recover this amount have not been fruitful because the key industry operators have found refuge in judicial processes where…

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No longer At Ease as Google and Android system start to cut ties with Huawei

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1,155 total views, 194 views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, San Francisco, United States, May 20 – US internet giant Google, whose Android mobile operating system powers most of the world’s smartphones, said Sunday it was beginning to cut ties with China’s Huawei, which Washington considers a national security threat. In the midst of a trade war with Beijing, President Donald Trump has barred US companies from engaging in telecommunications trade with foreign companies said to threaten American national security. The measure targets Huawei, a Chinese telecoms giant in Washington’s sights that is listed by…

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Champions Barcelona end La Liga season with a draw at Eibar

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1,196 total views, 267 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,19TH MAY 2019-Champions Barcelona rounded off their 2018-19 La Liga campaign with a 2-2 draw at the home of Eibar on Sunday afternoon. Barca have once again proved to be the best that Spain have to offer, with a total of 87 points seeing them finish the season 11 points clear of their nearest challengers Atletico Madrid. The Catalan giants fell short in the Champions League this season, but will have the chance to complete another domestic double when they face Valencia in the Copa del Rey final next weekend. ©…

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Mayhem and chaotic scenes at Kisumu Central police station as Senator Malala’s supporters clash with police

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950 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,19TH MAY 2019-There was mayhem and chaos at the central police in Kisumu on Sunday  as  Supporters of Kakamega Senator Cleophas  stormed the facility  demanding  the senator’s release from custody. It had been reported Earlier  that the Director of Public Prosecution Mr Noordin Haji had ordered Mr Malala’s release. Armed with food they had prepared for the senator ,the supporters went to the station at around 5 pm .They however, became impatient and started shouting, chanting and dancing at 7.30pm as they demanded…

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Leaders and senators condemn Senator Malala’s arrest

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858 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,19TH MAY 2019-A section of  leaders  and senators among  them Siaya Senator James Orengo on Sunday , condemned arrest and  detention of Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala terming it as intimidation. According to Orengo, they read ill motive in the arrest, adding that Malala had even raised the issue of Matungu insecurity at the senate and could not be the one behind the killings. The Siaya Senator, police had no grounds to detain Malala for the entire weekend since Friday when he was arrested. Speaking…

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Jubilee Ledaers from Nandi defends EX Sports CS Rashid Echesa ,they say he is a victim of attack over his support for DP Ruto

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865 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NANDI,19TH MAY 2019-Three Jubilee politicians from Nandi county on Sunday defended   former Sports CS Rashid Echesa is being targeted for supporting Deputy President William Ruto. The leaders  are Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei, politician Paul Biego and Nandi Hills MCA Gideon Koech. They spoke after visiting Echesa at Nandi Hills police station on Sunday. “We know from the onset, Hon Echesa was going to be followed and be victimised for his tough support for Jubilee and DP William Ruto,” Cherargei said. Detectives from Kakamega  on…

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Gor Mahia mull Leopards 3-1 in Mashemeji derby staged at Moi kasarani

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892 total views, 20 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,19TH MAY 2019-AFC Leopards will have to wait a little while longer to claim their first win in the Mashemeji Derby since 2016; this after their better arch  rivals Gor Mahia sailed to a 3-1 win in the second such match   of the season of the derby at the MISC Kasarani on Sunday 19 May. Nicholas Kipkirui grabbed a brace with a goal either side of half time with Jacques Tuyisenge adding the third in very controversial circumstances as the ball had appeared to…

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