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National soccer team Harambee stars Beat Sudan to make it to CECAFA Semis

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43 total views, 43 views today BY SAMSON MBII,10TH DEC 2019-Harambee Stars  are through to the semifinals of the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in Uganda after rallying to edge out Sudan 2-1 on Tuesday afternoon. Sudan went ahead through Muhammad Namir in the 30th minute for a 1-0 half time lead, but Kenya managed to restore parity through Bandari FC’s Abdallah Hassan in the 65th minute. Ulinzi Stars’ striker Oscar Wamalwa scored the winner for Stars in the 76th minute.   Kenya will next face Zanzibar on Saturday in their final group…

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Motorists in N airobi to pay Ksh 200 for parking as city hall reduces fee from Ksh 400

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325 total views, 325 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,10TH DEC 2019-Motorists within Central Business District  are a happy lot after the county government  obeyed court orders and reversed parking fee charges from Sh 400 to the previous of Sh 200. In a notice dated December 9, it states that the changes will take effect as from Wednesday. Motorists in the CBD have been paying Sh400 as from last week despite a court order that stopped the increase until a case filed by the Consumer Federation of Kenya (Cofek) is determined. Director of…

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Human Rights Day commemorated with a call to protect children

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508 total views, 508 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,10TH DEC 2019-Human rights day was commemorated on Tuesday with a call for an elaborate policy to have children’s rights protected in the country. Human Rights Organizations called on the Attorney General to forward a Children Bill sponsored by children’s rights advocacy groups to Parliament for enactment. Speaking during  the commemoration , Charles Barasa from Plan International said the Bill which proposes amendments to the Children Act (2001) has been lying in the office of the AG yet children rights continue to be violated.…

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Blow to Kisumu speaker Onyango Oloo as court upholds his impeachment by MCAs

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1,409 total views, 1,409 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KISUMU 10TH DEC 2019-Kisumu county assembly speaker Onyango Oloo has suffered a major blow after a court on Tuesday upheld hi  impeachment and ordered him to immediately release the official county vehicle to acting Speaker Elisha Oraro. Justice Nduma Nderi said the Employment and Labour Relations Court stood by the ‘Hansard’ report that indicated that 42 members of county assembly voted out Oloo on allegations of corruption. In an address to journalists shortly after the ruling, Mr Oloo termed the judgment arbitrary and said he…

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Harambee Stars takes on Sudan in CECAFA tornament as coach Francis Kimanzi begins serving his two match banhis

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292 total views, 292 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,10TH DEC 2019-Harambee Stars will take on Sudan starting 1:30 pm today in their second Group B fixture of the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in Uganda even as  head coach Francis Kimanzi starts  serving a two-match ban. Th coach  was penalized by the organizing committee of the regional tournament for “unsporting behaviour.” The former Mathare United gaffer was found guilty of among others inciting his players not to take to the field at Lugogo ahead of their match against Tanzania on Sunday as he…

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Gov Mike Sonko admitted at the Kenyatta National Hospital

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1,653 total views, 1,653 views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,10TH DEC 2019- Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been  admitted at  the Kenyatta National Hospital after  a doctor at Kamiti Maximum Prison  where he was remanded after facing corruption charges examined him. According to Prison administration Sonko was moved to hospital shortly before midnight. When he was charged in court on Monday, his lawyer Cecil Miller pleaded with anti-corruption magistrate Douglas Ogoti to issue an order for him to be allowed to seem medical attention for injuries, he said, were sustained when he engaged…

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Shujaa in Pool D for Cape Town Sevens

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689 total views, 443 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,9TH DEC 2019-NAIROBI, Kenya, December 9, 2019/ — Kenya are in Pool D for the second leg of the 2019/2020 HSBC Sevens World Series, the Cape Town Sevens taking place in Cape Town, South Africa from 13th to 15th December 2019. Shujaa have been grouped with Ireland, Australia and Samoa. They will start their campaign with a clash against Samoa at 5.59pm on Friday 13 December before playing two matches on Saturday 14 December starting with Australia at 11.57am before playing Ireland at 5.47pm. The team currently…

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Governor Sonko to remain in custody for two more days

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4,089 total views, 2,543 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,9TH DEC 2019– The court has ruled that  Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko  be remanded for  two more nights  awaiting  ruling on his bail application on bail on Wednesday at 11am. He will be remanded at Industrial Area. The court  has also ruled that the governor, who had complained of being unwell, be treated in the presence of the prisons’ authority Sonko was arrested on Friday last week and spent the weekend locked up. This will bring to five days, the number of days the…

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Son of ex-VP Wamalwa dies at their Milimani home in Kitale

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3,657 total views, 1,687 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,9TH DEC 2019-A son of the late former vice-president Michael Kijana Wamalwa, William Makali Wamalwa, is dead. His uncle, Robert Wamalwa, Monday confirmed that his nephew died on Sunday evening at their Milimani home in Kitale, Trans Nzoia County. The family suspects it could be diabetes that led to his death but are waiting for a post-mortem report. “My nephew was diabetic and that might have led to his death but, of course, when the official post-mortem report is out, we will know what…

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Russia banned for four years to include 2020 Olympics and 2022 World Cup

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763 total views, 407 views today BY BBC SPORTS,MOSCOW,9TH DEC 2019– Russia has been handed a four-year ban from all major sporting events by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada). It means the Russia flag and anthem will not be allowed at events such as the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and football’s 2022 World Cup in Qatar. But athletes who can prove they are untainted by the doping scandal will be able to compete under a neutral flag. Wada’s executive committee made the unanimous decision in a meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. It comes after…

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Yanga FC, Kwale Ladies win Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Coast Regional Finals.

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614 total views, 241 views today Mombasa, Kenya, 9thDecember 2019… Yanga FC from Malindi and Kwale Ladies from Kwale are the newly crowned boys and girls Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Coast Region champions. Yanga FC won the title after a second half blitz that saw them beat Kaya Stars from Kaloleni 4-0. Mohamed Awadh gave Yanga an early lead with a goal in the 3rd minute and Kaya were unable to capitalize on their chances to draw the game level at the break. In the second half, an early goal from Ali Mohammed in…

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Governor Sonko pleads not guilty to over 10 counts of corruption

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3,906 total views, 1,144 views today  BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,9TH DEC 2019-Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko  has formally been charged in court , denying more than 10 counts related to money laundering, receiving bribes and conflict of interest in a Sh357 million scandal. Sonko pleaded “not guilty” to all the charges when he was arraigned before anti-corruption court magistrate Douglas Ogoti, in a packed court that was secured by anti-riot police officers. The governor who appeared cheerful  was represented by several lawyers led by Cecil Miller, who unsuccessfully applied for an anticipatory bail soon…

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Governor Sonko arraigned in Milimani court over graft

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1,443 total views, 37 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,9TH DEC 2019-Governor Mike Sonko has been  arraigned in court to answer to corruption related charges. Sonko was arraigned in court on Monday morning even as security remained tight in and around the court . Governor Sonko  who was arrested on Friday over irregular procurement and payment of over Ksh.357 million  spent the weekend at the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) police cells. The heavy security deployment is meant to avert any chaotic scenes that may occur should supporters of the governor take to…

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Murang’a university student arrested for allegedly killing girlfriend’s son

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3,068 total views, 12 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MURANGA,8TH DEC 2019-Police in Murang’a County are presently holding a university student suspected to have killed his girlfriend’s three-year old son and dumped the body in a thicket near Murang’a Prison. The suspect, Festus Maina Nyambura, is a third year student of Criminology at the Murang’a University of Technology. His girlfriend, a non-student who resides in the area, has also been arrested and is in police custody. Sources , the two have been dating for a while but the boy was reportedly not aware that…

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Time to rest: evangelist Reinhard Bonnke dies at 79

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2,334 total views, 14 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,8TH DEC 2019-Famed German Evangelist and founder of Christ for All Nations organisation Reinhard Bonnke has died at the age of 79. According to a statement released by his wife Anni Bonnke on Saturday, the preacher “passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family.” Born in 1940 in Königsberg, Germany, the deceased is credited with touching many lives through his gospel missions especially in Africa dating back to 1967 when he began. He first visited Kenya in 1988 and instantly became a household name with…

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Tassia building tragedy:Two people pull out of collapsed building alive

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2,235 total views, 7 views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,8TH DEC 2019-A 25-year-old man and a girl have been pulled out of the rubble of a six-storey building which collapsed in Tassia in Friday, bringing to 18 the number of people rescued so far. Out of the 18 people who have been rescues so far, 16 have been discharged from hospital. The two rescued Sunday morning were rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital for treatment.  Twenty-four people are still missing according to data compiled by the Red Cross.

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Result: Everton stun Chelsea to get Duncan Ferguson reign off to winning start

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830 total views, 23 views today © Reuters The header was Ferguson-esque, the celebration undoubtedly ‘Big Dunc’ as Everton’s caretaker manager oversaw a first win in four matches with a 3-1 victory over Chelsea. Richarlison’s early goal was pure theatre, rising above the visitors’ defence to nod home to spark a Duncan Ferguson charge down the touchline after just five minutes. It set the tone for an almost unrecognisable performance full of fire and heart after the former Toffees striker, taking over in the short term from the sacked Marco Silva, had called for “blood and thunder”…

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Jubilee MPs say they are in full support of implementation of the BBI report

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2,406 total views, 3 views today BY DPPS, THARAKA  NITHI ,7TH DEC 2019– Jubilee MPs have said they are in full support of the implementation of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report.   They said the entire Jubilee Party and it’s leadership supported the implementation of the BBI recommendations as part of the efforts to unite the country.   The legislators included Deputy Speaker Kithure Kindiki (Senate), Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen (Senate), Moses Kuria (Gatundu South), Mugambi Rindikiri (Buuri), Faith Gitau (Women Rep, Nyandarua), Benjamin Washiali (Mumias East), Gitonga Murugara (Tharaka), Kareke…

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Syombua, children buried as court blocks Major Mugure’s release

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2,322 total views, 6 views today BY UPESI REPORTER ,KITUI,7TH DEC 2019-Joyce Syombua and her two children; Shanice Maua and Prince Michael, have been buried  in Kyaithani village, Kitui county. Emotions run high as family and friends broke down, unable to control the pain of losing their loved ones. One speaker after the other took to the podium, all calling for justice for their murdered kin. “Ile ilifanyiwa Syombua na watoto wake ni unyama…tungeliomba serikali iharakishe ifanye upelezi, uchunguzi wake mpaka hii familia ya Syombua ipate haki inayostahili,” Denis Kiliki, the family…

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Car that plunged into Indian ocean retrieved

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2,859 total views, 2 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,7TH DEC 2019-The recovery mission of a car that submerged into the Indian Ocean on the early morning of Saturday, December 7, has been completed. The maroon Toyota Allion vehicle registration number KAX 474B was pulled out of the wavy waters few minutes past midday by a multi agency team according to government spokesperson. Remains of the driver identified as John Mutinda which had been retrieved earlier on from the wreckage were transferred to Jocham Hospital Mortuary. The vehicle was located about six metres deep.…

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10 dead in Wajir terror attack among them 7 police officers, a doctor

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1,296 total views, 6 views today BY SOURCES,NAIROBI,7TH DEC 2019-Seven police officers, a doctor and two other people have been killed in an ambush in Wajir. Authorities said four people escaped the Friday evening attack with minor injuries. Gunmen attacked a Mandera-bound bus between Kutulo and Wargadud area in Wajir County around 5.30pm Friday. The suspected Al-Shabaab militants stopped the bus and separated the passengers into two groups. The terrorists released the bus and executed the victims. Officials said the bus was carrying 56 passengers at the time of the incident. Wajir…

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Multi-agency rescuers retrieve a body of a man who plaunged into the likoni channel in a car

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1,239 total views, 4 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,7TH DEC 2019-Divers from various teams including the Kenya red cross have managed to retrieve the body of a middle aged man  who  plunged into the Likoni Fery in his car .The body was was on  retrieved from the said  vehicle  on Saturday morning. According to Kenya Ferry Services, the driver of the vehicle  sped off to the ramps at high speed immediately after purchasing a ticket for the crossing, plunging into the ocean. “A motorist driving a saloon car whose registration number plate has…

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Governor Mike Sonko to spend weekend behind bars after judge declines bail request

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2,565 total views, 5 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,6TH DEC,2019– Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko will spend his entire weekend behind bars after a Nairobi judge declined his request for bail. High Court Judge John Onyiego while rejecting the governor’s application stated the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) would have to respond to the suspect’s claim that his rights had been violated by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission officials during his arrest. Reports says  the governor  had sought an anticipatory bail through his lawyer Cecil Miller after his arrest in the morning of…

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Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Coast Regional Final Fixtures Unveiled

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1,134 total views, 6 views today Nairobi, Kenya, December 6th 2019… The Coast region will this weekend know who their new Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom champions will be as the youth tournament hosts the region’s finals at Bomu stadium in Mombasa. With reigning Champions Shimanzi Youth and Changamwe Starlets both being bundled out of the tournament at the group stages, all 8 teams will be looking to book their slot for the national finals set for June next year. In the girls semifinal, Kaloleni Starlets will face Kwale Queens while Emmaussians from Tana River…

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This is why the rift valley leaders have decided to back BBI

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2,278 total views, 6 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIVASHA,6TH DEC 2019-Political leaders  from DP William Ruto’s Rift Valley strong hold  have unanimously  declared  their support towards  the BBI report, saying it captures the people’s concerns. The leaders who included members of parliament senators and women reps  made the  announcement on Friday after  a two-day retreat at Lake Naivasha Resort in Naivasha. The leaders included  at least 97 leaders from the region’s 14 counties, who are allied to the DP. In what appeared to be a surprise turn of events, the legislators said they…

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Sonko arrives in Nairobi on plane following his arrest in Voi

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173 total views, 17 views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,6TH DEC 2019– Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko was flown to Wilson Airport Friday afternoon following a dramatic arrest in Voi where Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) detectives caught up with him while he was reportedly on the run. A video shared widely online showed the county chief who is due to be arraigned in court on graft related charges resisting arrest following police officers to handcuff him before forcing him into a police helicopter at the Ikanga airstrip in Taita Taveta. EACC confirmed Sonko’s…

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President Kenyatta launches 8,800-unit low-cost housing project in Lukenya, Machakos

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2,342 total views, 8 views today By PSCU, MACHAKOS, Kenya, Dec 6 – President Uhuru Kenyatta today launched the Habitat Heights, one of the projects of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and their partners that will see the delivery of 8,888 affordable housing units to Kenyans when complete. Speaking at the launch of the mega project in Mavoko, Machakos County, the President said the project which will inject an estimated 5 billion dollars into the economy is an affirmation that Kenya is a worthwhile, secure and facilitative destination for Foreign Direct…

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Bellerin lost for words after latest Arsenal defeat

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1,171 total views, 4 views today BY REUTERS,6TH DEC 2019– Hector Bellerin struggled to sum up Arsenal’s latest setback, a 2-1 Premier League defeat by Brighton & Hove Albion on Thursday, but the defender is confident that if they keep doing what they are doing the results will come. Brighton’s Neal Maupay headed home an 80th minute winner to leave Arsenal without a win in any of their last nine games in all competitions – their longest winless run since 1977. “I have the feeling that whatever we do it doesn’t come…

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Detectives arrest governor Sonko in Voi while escaping arrest

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814 total views, 6 views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,6TH DEC 2019-Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been arrested in Voi by detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) while trying to escape arrest. According to EACC, Sonko was attempting to escape at a road block in Voi when the detectives waylaid him. “EACC confirms that Nairobi City County Governor Mike Sonko Mbuvi has been arrested while escaping arrest at a road block in Voi and is being transferred to Nairobi to face charges of corruption and economic crime,” read the tweet from…

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Embakasi building collapse:Several people trapped

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1,173 total views, 11 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,6TH DEC 2019-Rescue efforts are underway to save several people trapped in a residential flat after it collapsed in Embakasi on Friday morning. The  six floors building   collapsed with people inside in Tassia estate, Embakasi Ward, Embakasi East Constituency. The number of people trapped inside is yet to be known, but rescue operations are underway. he block came tumbling down minutes after 8am, as some tenants prepared to leave their homes for work. Those who escaped unhurt said the ground floor sank and then…

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Harambee Stars To Leave For Uganda Today ahead of CECAFA assignment

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755 total views, 3 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,6TH  DEC 2019-The national soccer team Harambee Stars  leaves the country today Friday  for Kampala Uganda where they will take part in the  the upcoming CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup set to kick off this weekend. Coach Francis Kimanzi has already named the final traveling squad. Several notable faces are featuring in the squad among them the Sweden based Anthony Wambani as well as  Western Stima custodian and set-piece taker, Samuel Odhiambo. Wazito prodigy Musa Masika, Kakamega Homeboyz’s Moses Mudavadi, and Mathare United quartet of…

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Governor Sonko in Trouble as DPP Haji orders his arrest over graft

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1,161 total views, 5 views today BY UPESI REPORTER ,NAIROBI, 6TH DEC 2019- Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko is in trouble  after  the  Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji Friday morning ordered his  arrest  over his involvement in graft. Haji has directed that Sonko be arrested and arraigned in court where prosecutors will charge with economic crimes and conflict of interest. Haji says he has found sufficient evidence to have the governor arrested and charged .

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Pharmacy and poisons board shuts down 80 chemists in Nairobi, Arrests 43 people

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2,730 total views, 6 views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,5TH DEC 2019-The Pharmacy and Poisons Board shut down 80 chemists during a crackdown on illegal and substandard drugs stores in Nairobi. Senior inspector of drugs Julius Kaluai says  43 people were also arrested during the raid on Thursday morning. “This is a joint operation alongside the police and the office of the regional commissioner and we were implementing the mapping they had given us,” said Kaluai. The 43 were arraigned in court and about 10 people who pleaded guilty were fined raging from…

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FKF Lands Ksh127 Million Sponsorship Deal For County Leagues

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507 total views, 3 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,5TH DEC 2019-Sports betting firm Odibets has sealed a deal with the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) the will see the firm has secured a sponsor  their County leagues for a total of Ksh 127 million The three-year-deal, launched on Thursday morning. The County leagues will now be known as OdiBets County Leagues. Additionally, Odibets will provide all clubs taking part in the leagues with six balls and playing kits. “We are very excited to embark on this noble venture with FKF. Through this partnership…

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President Kenyatta signs into law supplementary bill authorizing Sh73.4bn spending for year ending June 2020

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2,172 total views, 4 views today By PSCU, NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 5 – President Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday signed into law the Supplementary Appropriation Bill (No. 2) of 2019 paving the way for the release of Shs 73.4 billion that will go towards funding various government services and projects for the period ending 30th June 2020. The Bill, which was presented to the President for signing by National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, was passed by Parliament yesterday. Present during the brief signing ceremony were National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale, Acting National Treasury CS Ukur Yatani,…

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Embu accident :One person killed, 29 injured

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2,766 total views, 4 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,EMBU,5TH DEC 2019-One person has died  following an accident involving two matatus at Rupingazi bridge on the Embu-Meru highway. According to Embu County Commisioner Abdullahi Galgalo , three people are in critical condition while 26 others sustained seriously injuries. They are currently receiving treatment at Embu Level Five Hospital. Galgalo says  the two 14-seater matatus were headed in opposite directions when the Embu accident occurred. One was coming from Nairobi and other was headed to the capital city. “We urge our drivers to exercise caution…

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Kenyatta family project floods homes in Ruiru

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1,366 total views, 2 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,5TH DEC 2019-A dam located in Ruiru, Kiambu County  and assosiated with president Uhuru Kenyatta’s family  broke its banks early  Thursday morning, following the heavy rains leaving residents stranded. The incident comes close to three years since Residents in the area first registered their complaints, linking the tragedy to the Kenyatta family’s Brookside which borders the area. The Kenyatta family has  further blocked all drainage channels in the area in their ongoing construction of Northlands City. Efforts by the residents to have the stakeholders…

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You are lost and going nowhere ,Uhuru tells leaders politicising BBI

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5,142 total views, 6 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,4TH DEC 2019-The president has lashed out at  a section of leaders who have been shifting their stand on the report and asked them to concentrate on serving Kenyans . Uhuru speaking in Kiambu  castigated those mounting pressure on him to declare his preferred successor saying only God knows the answer. The head of state  said his silence should not be mistaken for cowardice A seemingly vexed president Uhuru Kenyatta has tore into a section of politicians politicising the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report…

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CS Simon Chelugui quizzed over Ksh 19 billion Stalled Itare dam cash

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4,529 total views, 7 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,4TH DEC 2019-Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Simon Chelugui spent the better part of  Wednesday December 4 at the offices of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) being grilled about stalled Itare Dam. Itare dam was meant to benefit at least 800,000 people in Nakuru, Kuresoi, Molo and Rongai and cost taxpayers at least Ksh19 billion, but has since stalled. It is reported that billions have been lost in the project in flawed procurement process, litigation and compensation. Already, at least Ksh11.5 billion has…

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Police find Dead Body Floating At Likoni Ferry Channel

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4,062 total views, 4 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,4TH NOV 2019-A body of a dead man was on Wednesday morning retrieved a dead body from the Indian ocean at the Likoni crossing channel. Police reports Reports indicate that the body of the unidentified man was found floating on the waters after it was carried to the shore by the waves. It was not immediately clear on the circumstances that led to the man’s death. The Kenya Ferry Services is yet to comment on the matter. The incident comes two weeks after a man…

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Court orders three suspects accused of killing Machakos clinical officer to be detained

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294 total views, 5 views today BY UPESI REPORTER,MACHAKOS ,4TH  DEC 2019-Three suspects accused of killing a clinical officer in Kithimani, Machakos County, were on Wednesday remanded for 14 days to allow for completion of investigations. Franklin Mbithi, 30, Samson Kataka, 34, and Bernard Mang’ong’o, 33, were arraigned at Kithimani Principal Magistrate’s Court. The suspects, appearing before Senior Resident Magistrate Gilbert Shikwe, were accused of murdering Paul Kyoko Nzoka – a clinical officer at Kisiiki Health Centre (KHC) – on November 26 and disposing his body in River Athi. Yatta Directorate of…

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Egerton University closed indefinitely as students go on rampage

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254 total views, 14 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NJORO,4TH DEC 2019-Egerton University has closed its main campus and the one in Nakuru town  after the students went on rampage . In a circular dated December 4, 2019, the university ordered that students vacate the institution immediately. “Following unrest by students over the demand to be allowed to sit for exams without having cleared fee, Senate at its 505th meeting resolved to close the university with immediate effect until further notice,” the circular reads. They engaged police officers in running battles at the Njoro…

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NTSA Reveals that Over 3,000 people were killed, 10,000 injured on Kenyan roads this year

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4,521 total views, 11 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,3RD DEC 2019-The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has released shocking  statistics about accidents that occurred in 2019 indicating that More than 3,000 people were killed and over 10,000 others injured . This is according to the latest statistics released by  the agency on Tuesday evening  a total of 3,225 people died and 10,825 were injured on Kenyan roads between January 1 and December 1, 2019. During the same period last year, the number was lower with 2,827 people having died and 8,954…

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Senator Samson Cherargei freed on Sh300,000 cash bail after denying incitement charges

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4,509 total views, 5 views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,3RD DEC 2019- Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei  has been freed on a Sh300,000 cash bail after denying two incitement to violence charges. Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) had arrested the vocal senator  earlier in the day, months after he was freed on a personal bond over hate remarks. DCI stated the outspoken lawmaker   would face ethnic contempt charges. “Nandi Senator Hon. Samson Kiprotich Cherargei has been arrested by DCI Kenya Detectives following his hateful utterances at Kilibwoni Primary School on 17th…

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It is not true that the ministry employed favoritism in Form one selection-CS Magoha

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4,943 total views, 9 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,3RD DEC 2019-Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha on Tuesday  denied reports  that most KCPE 2019 candidates were not placed in their preferred schools of choice. Speaking in Mombasa during a national meeting of primary school headteachers, Magoha maintained that the selection process was thorough and all the students choices were  considered . “They were placed in their first choices and the schools they are crying foul about were not number one choice you can go and cross check our data, it’s available,” the CS said…

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President Uhuru says colonial boundaries should not divide the region

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1,292 total views, 5 views today BY PSCU,NAIROBI,3RD DEC 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta has underscored the need for countries in the region to nurture peace and unity, saying colonial boundaries should not be allowed to divide people. The President said the region stands to achieve faster development if its people work together in peace and harmony. “We need to live together as brothers and sisters and respect all communities in the region,” the President said. The President was speaking at State House, Nairobi on Monday during a meeting with King Abdile Wabar Abdi,…

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Activist Omtatah goes to Court to Challenge Constitutionality Of Finance Act, 2019

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1,154 total views, 8 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,3RD DEC 2019-Activist Okiya Omtatah  has  moved to  Court to  challenge the constitutionality of Finance Act, 2019.The activist says  the right procedure was not followed in passing the bill. Omtatah,holds that  President Uhuru Kenyatta abused his veto powers outlined in the Constitution Article 115(1)(b), by signing the bill despite having reservations for the Bill. According to the constitution, “within fourteen days after receipt of a Bill, the President shall assent to the Bill or refer the Bill back to Parliament for reconsideration by Parliament,…

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2019 African Economic Conference: A Clarion Call for Bolder Action to Tackle Africa’s Youth Jobs Crisis

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2,359 total views, 56 views today SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, December 2, 2019/ — The 2019 African Economic Conference (AEC) opened in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm El Sheikh on Monday with a call on African policymakers to take bold steps to tackle red-tape and high startup costs in order to create decent and well-paying jobs for the continent’s youth. Addressing the opening plenary of the three-day conference, Egypt’s Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, Sahar Nasr said the conference provided a critical platform to address the challenges of jobs for the…

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BBI report must be reduced into a draft bill to be considered by the national assembly-Speaker Muturi

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1,658 total views, 5 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,2ND DEC 2019-National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi has clarified  his remarks during a public baraza in Migori where he was quoted   to have ruled out Parliament as a route for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report. Addressing the press  at Parliament Buildings on Monday,Muturi said  the BBI report must be reduced into a draft Bill before it can be considered by the House. “Before that has happens, there is no basis for anyone to even argue that it can be brought to Parliament. How?…

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Motorists in Nairobi to pay Ksh.400 for parking as county govt effect increment

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1,607 total views, 2 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,2ND DEC 2019-Nairobi county government has announced an increase in parking fee from Ksh 200 to Ksh 400 effective Wednesday 4 December .Motorists in Nairobi will have to part with the new passed fee  to park in the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD) .Consequently buses, which are not public service vehicles, will be charged Ksh.1,000 per day to park in the City. In a notice dated December 2, 2019, the County Director of Parking Services Tom Tinega said the new rates follow the enactment…

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