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Parking fee in Nairobi to go up in July

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353 total views, 353 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,25TH JUNE,2019-Car owners   in Nairobi  should be ready  to start paying higher parking fees in the near future.This is according to  Finance CEC Charles Kerich  who read the county’s budget on Tuesday . “The reduction in parking fees from Sh300 to Sh200 for on street parking was the cornerstone of the amendments last year and the same has drastically reduced revenue collections from daily parking and increased congestion within the CBD,” Kerich said. “To solve these twin problems and to test the elasticity of…

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Its 5 years in prison for a woman who stole baby from KNH

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492 total views, 492 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,25TH JUNE 2019-The court has sentenced to five years in prison a  woman who stole a two-week old baby from the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) in 2018 . Nairobi  Court Chief Magistrate Roselyn Oganyo  while delivering the ruling on Tuesday,said the prosecution, led by Willy Momanyi, had proved its case against Ednah Kemunto Mabuka. Kemunto stole baby Prince Ouko from KNH on February 18, 2018, after she was asked by the infant’s father, Job Nyatiti Ouko, to check on his twins as he wheeled his wife…

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Govt signs Heads of Terms Agreements with Tullow Kenya, Total and Africa Oil.

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741 total views, 741 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,25TH JUNE 2019-The government has signed  Heads of Terms Agreements  (HoTs)with Tullow Kenya, Total and Africa Oil. The HoTs agreements provide a framework and commercial certainty required to move ahead with negotiating the fully termed upstream and midstream long form agreements ahead of the Projects’ Final Investment Decision (FID). In a speech read on his behalf  by the  Principal Secretary, State Department for Petroleum, Mr Andrew Kamau, cabinet secretary  ministry of petrolium and mining John Munyes   says  the HoTs agreements signed today are for the…

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Journalists summoned in Maribe, Jowie murder trial

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199 total views, 199 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,25TH JUNE 2019-As  murder trial case facing   television journalist Jackie Maribe and her ex-fiancé Joseph Irungu, alias Jowie begun on Tuesday,high Court has summoned three newspaper reporters and their editors who are accused of breaching court reporting guidelines in the case. The journalists are required to appear before Justice James Wakiaga on Wednesday. Catherine Mwaniki, who is the Lead Prosecutor in the trial of businesswoman Monica Kimani’s murder in September last year told the court on Tuesday the Daily Nation and the Star’s June…

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Police bust yet another fuel adulteration syndicate in Nairobi’s Industrial area

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762 total views, 762 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,25TH JUNE 2019-Police  have arrested Sixteen people  after a raid at a site in Industrial Area, Nairobi, in connection with fuel adulteration. The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (ERPA) officers carried out the swoop as part of their ongoing crackdown on the illegal activity. ERPA Director-General Pavel Oimeke said that the Authority, in collaboration with detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, has been monitoring operations at the site for weeks before they pounced. “This illegal activity has been going on for a while…

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Tom Mshindi appointed chairman of AAR Insurance Board of Directors

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832 total views, 832 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,25TH JUNE 2019-Former Editor-in-Chief and Executive Director at Nation Media Group  Tom Mshindi has  been appointed as the chairman of  AAR Insurance Board of Directors. Mshindi brings in many years of experience from his stellar career cutting across journalism, media and development communication both locally and internationally. The new chair holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication from the University of Nairobi, and two Advance Management Programme certificates from Strathmore Business School and from IESE Business School in New York, among other…

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Jowie and Maribe to return to court as murder case against them starts

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969 total views, 969 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,25TH JUNE 2019-Citizen TV journalist Jackie Maribe and her ex-fiancé Joseph Irungu are expected  in court or be represented by their lawyers as  a case in which they are charged with the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani  starts on Tuesday. The two have been  charged with killing Kimani, in September 2018 at her Lamuria Gardens Apartment in Kilimani, Nairobi. However they  both denied the charges and the prosecution said it intends to call 32 witnesses. According to submissions made to trial judge James Wakiaga…

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Business 

TALA APPOINTS IVAN MBOWA TO LEAD KENYA BUSINESS

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322 total views, 116 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,24TH JUNE 2019-Tala announced today the appointment of Mr. Ivan Mbowa to lead its Kenya business effective 1st June 2019. Mr. Mbowa is an innovative and courageous professional with over 14 years of experience delivering business results and building high performing teams across Africa. He has built a career around expanding access to finance in Africa, with roles in international banking and venture capital-backed Fintech entrepreneurship. He has held the role of CEO at Umati Capital as well as senior management roles at Citigroup across eight…

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Laikipia governor Ndiritu Muriithi cracks the whip ,fires 61 striking doctors

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5,408 total views, 1,255 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,LAIKIPIA ,24TH JUNE 2019-Laikipia County Governor Ndiritu Muriithi has cracked the whip on striking doctors in the county dismissing  61 doctors. The doctors   have been on strike for the last three weeks. Addressing the press at the Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital on Monday, the governor said the doctors will be replaced by hospital administrators. “We will be advertising for the vacancies of medical officers but in the meantime patients will be served by the 24 medical managers in the county, including the Health executive…

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KCB, NBK appoint acquisition transition team

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345 total views, 114 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,24TH JUNE 2019-On 18 April 2019 KCB Group PLC (KCB) gave notice of its intention to acquire 100% of the ordinary shares of National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK), pursuant to regulation 4(1) of the of The Capital Markets (Take-overs and Mergers) Regulations, 2002. KCB proposes to make the acquisition through a share swap of 10 ordinary shares of NBK for every 1 ordinary share of KCB. The offer to acquire 100% of the ordinary shares of NBK is subject to regulatory approvals.  KCB received its…

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CSs Munya, Mucheru, Sicily deny claims of planning to eliminate DP Ruto

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6,013 total views, 1,111 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,24TH JUNE,2019-Three Cabinet Secretaries shave denied  allegations of hatching a plan to  kill Deputy President William Ruto. Addressing  the press at DCI offices on Kiambu Road in the morning, CSs Peter Munya (Trade), Joseph Mucheru (ICT), and Sicily Kariuki (Health) revealed that they had been summoned following a circulating letter detailing an alleged meeting at Hotel La Mada on Thika Road with the DP as the main agenda. The CSs also revealed that when they visited the DCI ,they were notified that DP Ruto…

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Transition: Former Rongai MP Willy Komen Dies at age 77

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6,533 total views, 787 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,24TH JUNE 2019-The former member of parliament for Rongai in Nakuru Willy Komen has died .The former legislature died  on his way to hospital on Saturday. This is according to the People Daily. His death was confirmed  by his son Raymond Komen who is the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Cooperative in Nakuru County . Komen was one of the most prominent political figures from Nakuru county having represented three constituencies. He first went to the August house in 1969 when he was elected…

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Uriri High School in Migori County count huge losses as fire destroys domitories

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1,759 total views, 7 views today BY KORIR JUMA,CORRESPONDENT,24TH JUNE 2019- Uriri High School in Migori County  is counting losses after  fire  destroyed   one  of the  dormitories.Reports say the inferno was deliberately started  by angry students   who were protesting a move by the administration to deny them    a chance to watch an AFCON match. The match in question   the one pitting  Kenya vs Algeria match that was taking place in Cairo, Egypt .Their plea is said to have fell on deaf ears as the school’s administration denied them the chance. An…

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DCI Summons four CSs Over Threats to DP Ruto

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1,009 total views, 1 views today BY UPESINEWS REPORTER,NAIROBI,24TH JUNE 2019-FOUR CSs  have been called at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations for allegedly holding secret meetings to plot against DP William Ruto’s  2022 presidential bid. Those summoned  according to reports  are ICT CS Joe Mucheru and his Health counterpart Sicily Kariuki honoured the summons and appeared before the DCI on Monday morning. Further   Trade & Industrialization CS Peter Munya and Transport CS James Macharia have also been summoned. We will update you on this developing story as we get more details.  …

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Algeria beats Kenya 2-0 in group C opening match of AFCON 2019

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1,103 total views, 246 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,24TH JUNE 2019-Kenya went down 2-0 to Algeria in their opening group C match of the African Cup of Nations 2019 in Egypt on Sunday night.Despite the not very pleasing results ,credit can be given to the team considering that the group has difficult teams  among them the deserts foxes .The next match Kenya will play against Tanzania on Thursday . Harangued and dominated in a frantic first half when the Desert Foxes showed unrelenting appetite for Kenya’s goal, the Stars buckled under pressure…

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Do not be a stabling block to the Country’s development,DP Ruto tells politicians

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2,026 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,VIHIGA 23RD JUNE 2019-The deputy president William Ruto has asked political leaders in the country to stop engaging in  politics of divisions, tribal or incitement. Ruto says Kenyans want rue leadership that will deliver the dream of a stable, united and prosperous country Speaking on Sunday during a church service at the African divine church in Hamisi,Vihiga county, the deputy president said time for leaders taking Kenyans for ride was offer adding that wanachi needs real and genuine development. ”Do not joke with Kenyans,they want…

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I will once again present the two-thirds gender Bill to the floor of parliament-Aden Dulae

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1,907 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KISUMU,23RD JUNE 2019-Majority Leader of the National Assembly Aden Duale says he will  re-introduce the contentious  two-thirds gender Bill that flopped in February. Speaking in Kisumu when he graced Mothers for Peace event, Duale said he will not relent in his quest to bridge gender disparity in the House by pushing for the amendment in the Constitution to allow for extra nominations slots for women. Duale who is  the  Garissa Township Member of Parliament has however warned  that division between women leaders could still…

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Manyatta United , Kitale Queens Win Chapa Dimba National Finals

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1,247 total views, 246 views today Meru, Kenya –23rd June 2019… Manyatta United from Nyanza and Kitale Queens from Rift Valley are the new national champions of the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Youth tournament. Manyatta United emerged the national champions in the boys’ category after beating Rift Valley’s Al-Ahly FC 2-1. It was an entertaining game as each side displayed amazing skills with jittery fans chanting in support of their favorite teams in a fully parked Kinoru stadium. Dennis Ayot scored an early penalty for Manyatta in the 23rd minute before Benson Ochieng netted…

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Great job!,President Kenyatta tells St John Ambulance volunteers as he donates Sh10mn

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1,961 total views, 2 views today BY PSCU,NAIROBI,23RD JUNE 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday commended  St John Ambulance Kenya volunteers for their outstanding  work of charity that has continued  to save lives especially during disasters and emergencies. The President said the work of the organisation, which includes ambulance services, highway emergency response, first aid and safety training as well as maternal healthcare advocacy, has eased pain in many homes in Kenya. He gave the organisation a personal donation of Sh10 million as a token of appreciation for the good work it is…

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Nairobi City County Government to consider volunteers and casual workers in job opportunities in future

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394 total views, 2 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,23RD JUNE 2019-The Nairobi County Government has announced  that going forward it will  prioritize  volunteers and casual workers when employment opportunities arises. Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has instructed  the County Public Service Board to ensure that the casuals and volunteers who have worked for long are given priority during employment of staff. Sonko said the county had put in place a fully constituted board that will fast-track employment of more personnel to various sectors. The main target, according to the governor, is the Early Childhood…

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Crime watch:Police in Kakamega arrest a Form Four candidate over murder of a class eight pupil

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443 total views, 5 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KAKAMEGA,23RD JUNE 2019-Police in Kakamega have apprehended  a 19-year-old Form Four candidate from the  County  after she  allegedly  stabbed to death a Class Eight pupil. The two girls from Lukose in Khayega location are reported to have been fighting over a boyfriend on Saturday. According to Kakamega County Police Commander Bernard Muli  who confirmed the incident said the attacker confronted the Class Eight pupil on a village path and stabbed her in the stomach, accusing her of snatching her boyfriend.Investigation into the incident are currently…

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These are your best and worst MPs and senators

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488 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,23RD JUNE 2019-A shocking  report released by Mzalendo trust a civil society organisation, has revealed  just how members of parliament and senators  have been spending tax payers cash doing nothing with quiet  a good number of them reportedly saying nothing  at all  during plenary in the National Assembly for the period September 2017 and December 2018. The report documents  Emgwen MP Alex Kosgey, his Kapseret counterpart Oscar Sudi as well as Charles Kamuren (Baringo South), Samuel Arama (Nakuru Town West), James Githua Wamacukuru…

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Ethiopia army chief of staff shot in attempted coup

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1,189 total views, 210 views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, ADDIS Ababa, Ethiopia, Jun 23 – Ethiopia’s army chief of staff has been shot, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced on television Sunday as the government said it had thwarted an attempted coup in a regional state of this Horn of Africa nation. Abiy took to national television in the early hours of the morning dressed in military fatigues and announced that army chief Seare Mekonnen had been shot, an AFP correspondent said. His condition was unknown. The internet was cut in Ethiopia, and more details…

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Police find Missing Murkomen aide body in West Pokot forest

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472 total views, no views today  BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,23RD JUNE 2019-Police have found the body of an assistant  to Senate Majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen, Benson Kiptire who  went missing on Friday. The body of the former Kapyego MCA (Elgeyo Marakwet) was found dumped in a thicket in Kamatira Forest, West Pokot County. Through a massage he posted  on his twitter account ,Senator Murkomen said he was shocked to learn of the demise of his County Office Liaison Officer and has called upon friends to pray for the family. “Dear Friends, I…

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AFCON 2019:Uganda hit DRC 2-0 in Cairo

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1,539 total views, 246 views today BY SAMSON MBII,22ND JUNE 2019-Uganda Cranes on Saturday  begun  their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tittle race  with  victory   Democratic Republic of Congo  2-0  in an entertaining  Group A match staged  at the Cairo International Stadium . The victory, courtesy of Patrick Kaddu and Emmanuel Okwi’s headed efforts, took Uganda top of Group A with three points, with hosts Egypt, who edged Zimbabwe 1-0 a day earlier, second on goal difference. Kaddu’s glancing header off a Faruku Miya corner on 15 minutes was the first scored…

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Jubilee secretary general Raphael Tuju in trouble as A section of legislatures asks him to resign

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2,035 total views, no views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,22ND JUNE 2019- A section of Jubilee members of parliament have asked  the Party’s Secretary General Raphael Tuju to either resign or be sacked.They accuse Tuju of  allegedly fueling division within the ruling party. The Mps who are allied to Deputy President William Ruto’s faction dubbed ‘tanga tanga’ claim Tuju was a key member of the ‘Stop Ruto movement’. The legislators cited an audio clip doing rounds on social media, featuring voices suspected to be those of Tuju and Kiambu politician George Nyanja. “We…

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President Uhuru hosts Harvard professors on a mission to learn from his outstanding leadership style

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1,883 total views, no views today BY PSCU,NAIROBI,22ND JUNE 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday hosted a unique group of visitors who are in the country to learn from his vision for the economic growth of Kenya and the wider African continent. From 2015, the President and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta have regularly hosted at State House successive groups of students on mentorship under the Pupils Reward Scheme (PURES). But unlike the secondary school students who are still in the early stages of education, last night’s visitors are the cream of the…

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A light aircraft crash lands in Kwale

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1,798 total views, 4 views today BY UPESINEWS  REPORTER,22ND JUNE 2019-A light aircraft on Saturday afternoon crash-landed at Matuga in Kwale County upon developing mechanical problems. The small Cessna Plane carrying one foreigner  when it crashed . Confirming the incident, Deputy Commissioner Isaac Keter said the plane registrations 5Y-WCA coming from Chyulu Hills and was heading to Ukunda airport in Diani. Keter said that the South African pilot flying the aircraft sustained minor injuries and is currently receiving treatment. The  cause of the crash has not yet been established.  

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War on terror : Police shoots dead 3 Al Shabaab terrorists in Garissa

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573 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,22ND JUNE 2019-Police in Garissa county  have shot and killed three Al Shabaab terrorists after a raid at a Border Patrol Unit (BDU) in Garissa County on Friday night. Confirming  the incident ,Police Spokesman Charles Owino said the attack occurred at Yumbis in Fafi Constituency last night, when Al Shabaab militants crossed over from Somalia. They are reported to have destroyed a communications mast that serves the region, before they launched the attack at the police unit, leading to a fierce shoot out. “Three…

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Plans to merge universities are deemed to fail-Governor Mutua

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415 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,22ND JUNE,2019-Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua says the proposed  shut down or merge of  some universities across the country as spearheaded by education Cabinet Secretary prof George Magoha will fail . Mutua said such a move would be disastrous to the country’s economy and punitive for millions of young Kenyans who are thirsty for university education. Through a statement sent to the press on Saturday ,the  governor has recommended that existing universities be strengthened, and many other campuses opened to bridge the growing demand…

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No Mane, no problem, says Senegal coach ahead of Tanzania clash

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625 total views, 3 views today BY AFP,CAIRO ,22ND JUNE 2019-Powerful Senegal will launch their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations campaign against Tanzania in Cairo Sunday without Liverpool star Sadio Mane, but coach Aliou Cisse is unconcerned. The 27-year-old forward is serving a one-match ban after being yellow-carded twice during qualifying for the biennial showcase of African football. “His absence should not in any way bother us,” stressed Cisse, who was part of the Senegal team that finished runners-up to Cameroon in the 2002 Cup of Nations, their best showing. “Certainly the…

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Efforts to repossess Weston hotel land begins as KCAA moves to court

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773 total views, 2 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,22ND JUNE 2019-The proprietors of the weston Hotel along Langata Road in Nairobi and  Kenya Civil Aviation KCAA may just be headed for another big fight over the land in which the hotel is built. This is  after the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority  begun   demanding its land back. The move  follows the National Lands Commission (NLC) determination that KCAA is the rightful owner of the parcel of land on which the four-star hotel sits. The commission had  in its initial determination   directed both parties to…

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Consume locally manufactured products to support the economy,Uhuru urges Kenyans

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2,305 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA/CORRESPONDENT,ELDORET,21ST JUNE 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday  urged  every Kenyan, mostly  those in government, to consume locally produced goods to support Kenyan entrepreneurs. “We must create demand for our own products by actively consuming these products ourselves,” he urged. Speaking  in Eldoret where he relaunched the ultra-modern textile manufacturing plant, Rivatex,the president who issued several directives, called on all county governments to support farmers by providing them with all the assistance they require at the local level. The head of state   hoping  will impact…

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Victory for Jimmy Wanjigi as court orders his guns returned to him

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2,315 total views, 1 views today BY  NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,21ST JUNE 2019-A High Court in Nairobi on Friday  ordered the state to return businessman Jimmy Wanjigi’s seven firearms to him. Justice Chacha Mwita in his judgment today ruled that the State acted irrationally by carting away the business man’s guns while he still held a valid license to keep the same.“The plaintiff’s rights were violated by the respondents. The actions of the respondents were unlawful and actuated by malice. The court grants orders that all firearms be returned to the plaintiff,” ruled Justice…

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Verdict:Victory for former MPs, ex-governors as law barring them from Land Commission jobs is annulled

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1,991 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,21ST JUNE 2019-Former governors, national and county assembly members  have gotten reprieve  after Justice James Makau nullified an NLC Act restraining them from seeking  positions in the National Land Commission (NLC) and National Police Service Commission. The development now means that  they can comfortably  apply for them once advertised While making the ruling on the matter ,Justice Makau on Friday declared unconstitutional a law that bars former governors and legislators from being recruited as commissioners of the said commissions if they held the…

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President Uhuru says the country has saved Sh74bn through Huduma Centres

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342 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,21ST JUNE 2019-Kenya  has saved over Sh74 billion through the Huduma centres, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said. The President said that cumulatively, the 52 centres spread across Kenya have served over 24 million Kenyans since inception. “These centres offer over 104 different services with a customer satisfaction level of 95 per cent,” Uhuru said. The President spoke on Friday during the 7th African Public Service Day at the KICC. The mass registration for the Huduma Namba ended on May 18. Kenyans in the…

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Narok county commissioner George Natembeya transferred to rift valley region

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553 total views, 5 views today  BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI 21ST JUNE 2019-Narok County Commissioner  George Natembeya has been moved to rift valley region and now he will be the coordinator. Natembeya who has served in Narok since  early  last year  has been credited with  greatly restoring peace in the county rocked with  insecurity as well as cattle rustling. He will also be remembered  with spearheading  evictions of mau forest settlers to pave way for conservation . It is his style of leadership  that has seen him win accolades from conservation groups and…

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Kakamega twins debacle:One girl raised together with her twin sister taken away by her mother

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519 total views, 2 views today BY NAMULONGIO PETER,NAIROBI,21ST JUNE 2019-Twist  and turns  continues on Kakamega twins whom DNA test last week showed that they were indeed identical.This is after a mother of a girl who was brought up with one of the identical twins from Kakamega took away her daughter on Friday morning causing  serious disagreement. There was dram when  Mrs Angelina Omina, who was accompanied by police officers, took away her daughter, Mevis Imbaya, as relatives of the identical twins were preparing to meet Governor Wycliffe Oparanya together with the…

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US bars civilian flights from area of Iran drone shootdown

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1,700 total views, 209 views today BY AFP,21ST JUNE 2019-Washington on Thursday barred American civilian flights from the area where Iran shot down a US military drone, a strike that President Donald Trump slammed as a “big mistake.” The downing of the drone — which Washington insists was above international waters but Iran says was within its territory has seen tensions between the two countries spike further after a series of attacks on tanker ships the US blamed on Tehran.Under pressure to respond to the high-stakes incident in the strategic Strait of…

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lawyer Assa Nyakundi released on bail after strongly opposing charges of murdering his son

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2,245 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,20TH JUNE 2019-Besieged  Nairobi lawyer Assa Nyakundi  has been released on bail after he  opposed murder charges preferred against him by the prosecution. This came after State Counsel Catherine Mwaniki asked the court to have Nyakundi taken to Mathare hospital for mental check- up before answering to murder charges. Appearing before Justice James Wakiaga, the defense lawyers said the application by Mwaniki was full of malice and venom and should therefore be dismissed. Nyakundi’s lawyers argued that the prosecution still has an ongoing…

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2,828 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,20TH JUNE 2019-Kenya coach Sebastien Migne have assured former Prime Minister Raila Odinga that the team will do their best for the country in the Africa Cup of Nations that begins on Friday in Egypt. Raila, accompanied by Devolution SC Eugene Wamalwa and Kenya Ambassador to Egypt Joff Otieno, had paid the team a surprise visit at their hotel in Cairo on Thursday afternoon. He sought  to re-assure-  their VIP guests they would bring honour to the country. On his part ,Team captain…

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Boda boda operators in Kisumu take the streets ,over Ksh 20 imposed tax

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1,919 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KISUMU,20TH JUNE 2019- Boda boda riders in Kisumu took to the streets   for a second day running on Thursday over a Sh20 daily fee they say was imposed without consultation.In their hundreds they accused the county government of Kisumu of using divide and rule tactics to force them pay tax. They dismissed officials said to have reached a consensus with the county as impostors. Fred Ouma, Chairperson of one of the umbrella bodies said some of their leaders are being compromised to accept taxation.…

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President UHURU launches new job creation scheme,advocates for support for the youth in Africa

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156 total views, no views today BY PSCU,NAIROBI,20TH JUNE 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday  said Africa has to invest more in its youth for it to become a continent of hope and prosperity. The President said he was committed to keep up the momentum to create more jobs for the youth in Kenya and would each year host a summit on jobs to engage directly with young people. “I commit to host an annual Jobs Summit which will engage young people, partners and all stakeholders to take stock of progress and…

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A male intern purporting to be female at Moi Hospital discovered

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2,811 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA,SOURCES,19TH JUNE 2019-Police in Eldoret have arrested  a 26-year-old man who was caught impersonating a female intern at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital. The suspect was presented in court on Tuesday where the prosecution sought for more time to conclude investigations. Investigating officer Victor Omondi told the court the suspect was reported by nurses after the female name (Shieys Chepkosgei) he was using could not be found in the register of interns at the facility. Appearing in court, the suspect admitted to being a…

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IAAF claims Caster Semenya is ‘biologically male’

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1,014 total views, 1 views today BY REUTERS,19TH JUNE 2019-Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya has accused the global athletics governing body of using her as a human guinea pig as it emerged that the IAAF had sought to have her declared a “biological male” in proceedings before sport’s highest court. The South African was reacting to the full 163-page judgement released by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Tuesday which rejected her appeal against rules that mean middle distance female athletes with a high natural level of testosterone must…

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Nairobi based lawyer Assa Nyakundi who faces murder charges against son arrested

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2,813 total views, no views today   BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI 19TH JUNE 2019-Police have arrested a Nairobi based  lawyer Assa Nyakundi who is facing murder charges against his son.The lawyer is accused of killing his 29-year-old son Joseph Bogonko Nyakundi. Nyakundi was arrested on Wednesday shortly after leaving his lawyer John Khaminwa’s office in Kileleshwa and taken to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations office.What caused his arrest has not been established. His arrest came hours after Justice Ngenye Macharia directed the application by Nyakundi challenging the DPP’s decision to drop manslaughter…

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Police want 30 days to detain blogger Robert Alai

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2,824 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,19TH JUNE 2019-Police have asked the court to allow them detain blogger Robert Alai  for a month  after he was arrested over  circulating photographs of slain police officers following the Wajir attack.Police made the request when Alai and another blogger also accused for the same blunder Patrick Safari  were  arraigned in court Wednesday Morning. Robert Alai and Patrick Safari  were paraded at the Milimani Law Courts after they were  arrested on Tuesday. The prosecution said police want to continue detaining them for 30…

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2,311 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,18TH JUNE,2019-Results of a   new survey  conducted by IPSOS shows that  80 percent of Kenyans are in support of the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga. The results of the survey  released on Tuesday afternoon says that  those who support the agreement   say it is because of the unity and peace it has achieved in the country since March last year. A few of those opposed to the handshake, claim it has brought political confusion at 36 per…

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Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja petitions the Interior Cabinet Secretary ,wants work and business permits issued to foreign nationals who are engaging in retail trade revoked within two weeks.

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2,248 total views, 1 views today BY  ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,18TH JUNE 2019-Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakajaon Tuesday   petitioned the Interior Cabinet Secretary and five urban based County Governments to revoke work and business permits issued to foreign nationals who are engaging in retail trade within two weeks. According  to Sakaja, he has uncovered a cartel of foreign nationals, mainly from China, who are engaging in trade despite the fact that their work permits describe them as investors and limit the kind of economic activities they can engage in. “The County Governments which give out…

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Seven employees of Murugu clinic charged with illegal sale of drugs,released on bail

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2,269 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,18TH JUNE 2019-Seven employees of Murugu Natural and Nutritional clinic were today (Tuesday) arraigned in a Nairobi Court over manufacture of medicinal drugs without a government license. Appearing before Magistrate Zainab Abdul; the accused; Catherine Nduta, Diana Wanjiku, Lucy Njeri, Saida Mariam Zakaria, Henry Mukhwana, Samuel Kamau and Francis Maina were charged with manufacturing of medicinal substances without a license from the pharmacy and poisons board. They were also charged with sale of unregistered drugs contrary to the law and supply of poisons…

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