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New era as Communications Authority releases new mobile numbering prefix 01xxx

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1,545 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,30TH APRIL,2019-The Communications Authority of Kenya has  released a new mobile numbering prefix 01xxx in addition to the currently existing 07xxx. CA Director General Francis Wangusi says  the new prefix – which is expected to take effect immediately   was necessitated by increased demand for SIM cards, mobile data and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications. In a  statement  sent to newsrooms on Tuesday, Mr Wangusi, said leading telecommunication giants Safaricom and Airtel had already been issued with 2 million and 3 million numbers respectively under the…

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KNH to pay 114 retired staff Sh126 million as directed by RBA

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1,475 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,30TH APRIL,2019– Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) has been directed to pay 114 former employees a total of Sh126 million in terminal dues.The directive has been made by Retirement Benefits Authority (RBA) . The RBA said on Tuesday that the largest referral hospital in the country underpaid the former workers’ lump sum amounts and monthly pensions. Members of the KNH Staff Superannuation Scheme (KNHSSS) were the main  the complainants in the matter. The board of the scheme will now pay them Sh123,485,328 in the…

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Former Nairobi governor Dr Evans Kidero freed on Sh8 million bail

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1,515 total views, no views today   BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,30TH APRIL,2019-The high court has freed,former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero on a  Sh8 million bail or an alternative bond of Sh20 million.He was ordered  to deposit the cash to secure his release from custody. Kidero was on Tuesday freed alongside seven of his co-accused . Kidero and the seven are among 15 individuals who were arraigned in court for conspiracy to swindle public funds. The remaining six were freed on a Sh4 million bail or an alternative bond of Sh10 million. Anti-Corruption…

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I will personally follow up Asbel Kiprop issue , IG Mutyambai affirms as he meets the athlete

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457 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,30TH APRIL,2019-Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai  has promised to personally  the issue of on  former Olympic Champion Asbel Kiprop. Mutyambai gave  the assurance  when he met Kiprop  at the National Police Service headquarters in Nairobi on Tuesday. “I pray to the National Police Service to dismiss me now before I use their machinery to earn justice for myself. IAAF, kindly come take your medals, I do not need any [of them] on the walls of my house,” wrote Mr. Kiprop, a police…

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Kenya Airways posts Sh7.55bn loss for the period  ending December 2018

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1,233 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,30TH APRIL,2019-Kenya Airways  posted a Sh7.55 billion net loss for the period  ending December 2018 as higher costs offset a jump in revenue. The company’s   full-year results do not have a comparable period because KQ, as the airline is known by its international code, in 2017 changed its reporting period from ending in March 31 to now end on December 31. However, KQ had made a net loss of Sh6.41 billion in the 9-month period between April 1 and Dec 31 2017. The company’s…

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Kenya Rugby Union co-opts Wangui Kibe and Peris Mukoko into the Board of Directors

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1,332 total views, no views today NAIROBI, Kenya, April 30, 2019/ — The Kenya Rugby Union (www.KRU.co.ke) has co-opted two women – Wangui Kibe and Peris Mukoko, into the Board of Directors with immediate effect. “We are keen to have a Board that reflects the spirit of rugby as a sport for all: men, women, boys and girls. The two ladies have, through the quality of their Rugby contribution, and enduring commitment proven that they will add value to the governance of the sport. It’s a one-year co-option. Kui (Wangui), for…

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Naftali Kinuthia charged with Ivy Wangechi’s murder,to be detained until May 9

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429 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,30TH APRIL,2019-Naftali Kinuthia, the man accused of killing Moi University medical trainee Ivy Wangechi was on Tuesday  charged with murder. Mr Kinuthia was charged  at the High Court before Justice Stanley Githinji in Eldoret. He was accused of planning and executing the gruesome murder on April 9 outside the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret. He denied the charge and applied to be released on bond. “The accused person is not a flight risk and he is a Kenyan of sound mind.…

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Relax all is under control,Safaricom tells stakeholders in a wake of Bob Collymore’s planned exit

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512 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,30TH APRIL,2019-Stakeholders of  the giant mobile phone services company Safaricom have been assured of  stability ahead of the planned Bob Collymore’s exit later this year. O n Monday ,Reuters News Agency carried a story that Collymore who has been Chief Executive Officer of the company  since 2010 will not seek the renewal of his two-year term set come to an end in August. Safaricom’s Board Chairperson Nicholas Nganga however says ,  a decision on Collymore’s successor had not yet been made. “For clarity,…

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Civil society activists demonstrate in Nairobi,protests rampant corruption

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533 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,30TH APRIL, 2019-Civil society activists on Tuesday held a  demonstration protesting what they say is a rampant corruption cases in the country .They say the efforts by government to crack down on corrupt officials and suspects have not bore fruits,they want suspects jailed. However their protests which begun   at the freedom corner in Nairobi did not last longer as the anti-riot police officers armed with batons and teargas canisters were  deployed around Uhuru Park to contain the  anti-corruption demonstration. Police in civilian clothes…

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Crime Watch:KDF soldier shoots dead three relatives, kills self in Eldoret

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840 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,ELDORET,30TH APRIL,2019- Police are investigating an incident in which a Kenya Defence Forces soldier has committed suicide after shooting to death three relatives at Jua Kali area in Eldoret. Sources say  the man is said to have driven himself from Gilgil, Nakuru County to Eldoret, a distance of 195.9 kilometres. When he reached his family’s home on Tuesday morning at about 5.30am, he opened fire on his two uncles and a woman who lives in the homestead. He then turned the gun on himself. According…

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A Man who hacked to death a Sixth Year female medical student at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital to be arraigned in court

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657 total views, no views today BY  NAMULONGO  PETER,NAIROBI, 30TH APRIL,2019-A man who hacked to death a Sixth Year female medical student at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH)  is set to be arraigned in court in Eldoret. The 28 years Old Naftali Njahi Kinuthia  has been in remand for the last two weeks after the police asked for more time to complete investigations. Ivy Wangechi  who has since been buried in Nyeri ,was hacked to death on the morning of Tuesday, April 9, outside MTRH. The suspect is said…

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Unkown people steal eggs at the home of deputy president William Ruto in Eldoret

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1,235 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,ELDORET,29TH APRIL,2019-Unknown people are reported to have gained access into the home of the deputy president Dr William Ruto in Eldoret and stolen ten crates of eggs.Police in Eldoret are holding four suspects after they were found with crates of eggs suspected to have been stolen from  Ruto’s  home in Sugoi, Uasin Gishu. According to Eldoret West police boss Zachariah Bittok,  investigation was opened Monday after a manager at the DP’s farm reported that 10 crates of eggs were missing in an unclear circumstance. “Our…

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Its no longer at ease at Safaricom as Bob Collymore plans to step down

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1,254 total views, no views today BY REUTERS ,NAIROBI,29TH APRIL,2019-The head of Kenya’s biggest telecoms firm Safaricom plans to step down in August for health reasons, but the government’s insistence he should be succeeded by a Kenyan has delayed announcing a replacement, two company sources said. Bob Collymore has helped to build Safaricom into East Africa’s most profitable company, thanks to the popular mobile money transfer service M-Pesa and a growing customer base. However, he took a nine-month medical leave in late 2017 to return to his native England to battle…

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Former Nairobi Governor Kidero to spend another night in police cell awaiting ruling on his bail application on Tuesday .

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1,265 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,29TH APRIL,2019-Besieged former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero will spend Monday night in police custody awaiting a ruling on his bail application to delivered on Tuesday. Kidero is charged alongside 15 others accused of defrauding the Nairobi County Government of Ksh.58 million through unlawful payments to a law firm trading as Wachira, Mburu, Mwangi & Company Advocates. They appeared before the  Milimani Law Courts on Monday,and  charged with abuse of office, money laundering, conspiracy to commit an offence of corruption, unlawful acquisition of public…

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Desist from associating Huduma Namba to the Biblical 666 number and instead turn up in large numbers to register,Kenyans urged

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643 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA/CORRESPONDENT,LAMU,29TH APRIL,2019-You are been urged   to come out in large numbers and register for Huduma Namba  and desist from associating the imitative with  the Biblical 666 number. This passionate appeal has been made by the National Police Service Commission (NPSC) chairman Eliud Kinuthia who says   Huduma Namba is important  since it will help in service delivery and enable the government to effectively fight insecurity. Mr Kinuthia who spoke shortly  after registering at Mkunguni Square in Lamu town Monday, said Huduma Namba will help…

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Pope Francis urges hairdressers to cut gossip

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1,284 total views, no views today BY AFP,VATICAN CITY ,29TH APRIL,2019-Pope Francis on Monday welcomed hairdressers, hairstylists and beauticians to the Vatican but warned them not to indulge in gossip while feathering locks or painting fingernails. “Practise your profession in a Christian style, treating customers with kindness and courtesy, and always offering them a good word and encouragement,” he said. Snip split ends and wax limbs while “avoiding giving in to the temptation of chatter that easily creeps into your work environment,” he urged them during an audience in the Vatican.…

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Tragic:Two people die as a matatu plunges into a ditch in Karura Forest

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477 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,29TH APRIL,2019-Two have died and Several others injured   after a   14 sitter  matatu  that was heading to Kiambu lost control and plunged into a valley in Karura Forest near DCI headquarters. Sources  say the  matatu was among several others that were  overlapping when it veered off the road. The matatu, belonging to Marafiki Sacco, was reduced to a mangled wreck, with the roof ripped away as vehicle crashed through trees. The accident led to a heavy traffic snarl-up on the busy road as…

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Kidero, 5 others plead not guilty in Sh68mn scandal

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484 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,29TH APRIL,2019– Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero together with five other former officials have pleaded not guilty after they were  charged with the illegal payment of Sh68 million to Wachira Mburu, Mwangi and Company Advocates. Kidero also  pleaded not guilty to all other  charges among them money laundering, abuse of office and unlawful acquisition of public property. Detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) on Friday last week arrested Kidero  together with   George Wainaina who served as his Chief of Staff and two…

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South B United and Acakoro Ladies Crowned Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Nairobi Winners

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720 total views, no views today South B United and Acakoro Ladies Crowned Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Nairobi Winners Nairobi Kenya – Monday 29th April 2019…  Acakoro Ladies from Kasarani and South B United from Starehe are the new Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Nairobi region champions. South B United triumphed in the finals beating Jericho All-Stars from Makadara 2-1 to be crowned Nairobi’s best in the tournament held at Goan Gymkhana grounds -Pangani. Fabio Otieno scored the first goal putting Jericho United ahead in the 27th minute before Alvin Kuka scored an…

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Former Nairobi governor Evans Kidero expected in court over Ksh 68M graft case

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535 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,29TH APRIL 2019- Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero  and two other  are expected  in court Monday after spending the weekend in jail over a Sh68 million scandal.They were arrested on Friday morning Kidero will face five charges, among them money laundering, abuse of office and unlawful acquisition of public property. The former Governor was arrested by detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) alongside George Wainaina who served as his Chief of Staff and other officials. However , Kidero  who spoke after…

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Motorists to enjoy free parking Today as JamboPay marks 10th anniversary

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518 total views, no views today BY  JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,29TH APRIL 2019-Motorists in various towns across the country are Today Monday set to enjoy  free parking as  Online payment service provider JamboPay  celebrates  its Tenth anniversary. According to a statement sent to the press ,the  waiver of parking fees will be implemented  in 30 towns including the capital Nairobi. Motorists using the JamboPay platform in the city, Trans Nzoia, Embu, Meru will have their parking fees paid by the firm, in a day-long campaign which will be rolled out in 30 town…

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Eliud Kipchoge does it again ,wins London Marathon

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676 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,28TH APRIL 2019-Eliud Kipchoge  has once again made Kenya proud  ,winning the London Marathon men title for a fourth time clocking 2:02:38 to inscribe his name in the athletics books. Kipchoge  who smashed the world record by over a minute when winning the Berlin Marathon last year with a time of two hours, one minute and 39 seconds  strode clear of the field to win with the second fastest ever marathon time of 2:02:37. Just like it was the case   when breaking the world…

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Tragic:Two drown after their car is swept away by floods in Kitui

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6,650 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KITUI,27TH APRIL,2019-It was a tragic end two people traveling in a private  care after they  drowned at Mwewe River in Kisasi, Kitui County following a heavy downpour in the area on Friday night. Kitui County Emergency Officer Bernard Mwela who confirmed the incident says  the two died as they tried to drive through the flooded river. Mwela says six other occupants in the car however managed to escape. One body has been recovered while efforts are underway to retrieve the second body. Meanwhile , over…

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Family and Friends pay moving tributes to Jonathan Moi as curtain falls on a man described as a leader,loving and selfless

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6,613 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAKURU,27TH APRIL 2019-Jonathan Moi son of the retired  president Daniel Moi  has been laid to rest amid moving tributes from Family and Friends. Thousands of mourners thronged  at Kabarak University grounds to give a befitting send-off to Jonathan Toroitich Moi at an emotional funeral service at Kabarak University, Rongai in Nakuru County. The family’s kin poured their tributes describing Jonathan as a leader, a loving and selfless person when called upon to. Jonathan’s wife, Silvia in her tribute said, “Our world will never be the…

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SGR was not a priority in Uhuru China trip – CS Monica Juma

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6,496 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,27TH APRIL,2019-Foreign Affairs CS Monica Juma has blamed  the media for their reporting on the SGR loan deal by China. On Saturday, the Nation and the Standard’s front page headlines reported on the ‘unsuccessful trip’ by President Uhuru Kenyatta and AU special envoy Raila Odinga where they failed to secure the over Sh300 billion loan deal that would have seen the SGR be extended to Western Kenya. However through her twitter account, Juma made it clear that the relationship between Kenya and China is…

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Jonathan Mo laid to rest at Kobimoi

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562 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,BARINGO,27TH APRIL,2019-The son of the retired president Daniel Moi Jonathan Toroitich has been laid to rest at his h Kabimoi home in , Eldama Ravine Baringo county.However President Uhuru Kenyatta and retired President Daniel Arap Moi failed to attend his  mass service f held at Kabarak Universities grounds on Saturday. He was however been seen receiving condolence messages at his Kabarak residence since the demise of Jonathan on Saturday.  Uhuru went to Moi’s residence on Monday to deliver his condolence message. Among those present at…

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Kenyan govt secures Sh65.7bn for infrastructural development from China

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1,786 total views, 1 views today By PSCU, BEIJING, China Apr 26 – President Uhuru Kenyatta today witnessed the signing of two project delivery agreements totaling to Sh 67.5 billion through concessional financing and Public Private Partnership (PPP). The projects include the Konza Data Centre and Smart Cities Project to be undertaken by Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei at a cost of Sh17.5 billion and the construction of the Nairobi JKIA to James Gichuru expressway on a PPP arrangement by the China Road and Bridge Corporation for Sh50 billion. The JKIA to James Gichuru expressway…

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You have 5 days to pay or be sued ,Mombasa governor Hassan Joho and Purity Ngirici told

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1,925 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,26TH APRIL,2019-Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho and Kirinyaga Woman Rep Purity Ngirici have been given five days to pay a Ksh.6 million debt they owe to a local aircraft operator.The cash is owed   to Flex Air Charters, a flight company that rents out entire aircraft .Joho and Ngirici risk being sued by the firm if they don not pay. UpesiNews has established that lawyer  Donald Kipkorir wrote to the two leaders on behalf of Flex Air Charters on Friday demanding that they clear…

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Lawyer Assa Nyakundi released on Ksh 300,000 cash bail after he was charged with manslaughter in son’s murder case

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1,950 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,26TH APRIL, 2019-Lawyer Assa Nyakundi  has been released on Cash bail of Ksh 300,000 or  Ksh 1 Million and a surety of the same amount .This is after he was  suspected of shooting and killing his son last month.He was arraigned in court on Friday and  charged with manslaughter. Nyakundi appeared  before Senior Principal Magistrate Bosibori Nyang’ena . The court further ordered that the city lawyer vacate his Muthaiga North home immediately and he be escorted by the investigating officer, Oliver Nabonywe, to…

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Moving Forward :Govt says grade 3 pupils will sit national exams end of year

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1,009 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,26TH APRIL 2019- The government  has announced that grade Three learners currently studying the new competency-based curriculum launched this year will now sit for national examinations before proceeding to the next level. According  the Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) which made the   announcement  says  that learners will be subjected to continuous assessments called Kenya Early Years Assessment. Knec Chief Executive Officer Mercy Karogo said the assessment will be done at the end of each tier of education. Different from  the way things have…

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Governor Mutua puts those polluting River Athi on notice

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967 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MACHAKOS,26TH APRIL,2019-Machakos county governor Dr Alfred Mutua has put on notice firms ,individuals and  businessmen dumping wastes into River Athi that they risk prosecution. The governor says despite his earlier notice to all cease polluting the river,for some reasons the same habit has  continued  a move that now puts the lives and health of many residents who rely on the same river for water  at risk. The governor says the population of Machakos risk contracting serious illnesses such as cancer due to consumption of…

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EACC detectives arrest EX Nairobi governor Dr Evans Kidero over alleged graft

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1,165 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,26TH APRIL 2019-The ethics and anti-corruption commission (EACC) detectives Friday morning arrested former Nairobi Governor Dr Evans Kidero. Kiero is accused of among others abuse of office and corruption during his tenure. He was taken to the EACC headquarters at the integrity center for questioning. He was arrested at his Muthaiga home together with two officials also from his former administration. Kidero is accused of facilitating payment of Ksh 68 million to a non existence law firm. Kidero was arrested  alongside George Wainaina…

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WajirWestDecides: Ahmed Kolosh of Jubilee wins Wajir West by-election

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617 total views, no views today  BY CORRESPONDENT,WAJIR,26TH APRIL 2019-Ahmed Kolosh of Jubilee party is the winner of  Wajir West parliamentary by-election held on Thursday. Mr Kolosh got 11,053 votes against his closest challenger Kanu’s Sheikh Ibrahim who managed 6,532 ballots. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission tallied results from all the 75 polling stations spread out in four wards: Arbajahan, Hadado/Athibohol, Adam Admasajide and Ganyure/Wagalla. The by-election recorded more than 60 percent voter turnout with 17,606 votes having been cast. The constituency has 27,544 registered voters. Mr Sheikh has conceded…

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Confussion ,anger and despair as a child goes missing at the Machakos level five hospital

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933 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MACHAKOS,25TH APRIL,2019-Confusion ,Tension and anger are rife at the Machakos Level 5 Hospital after  the alleged disappearance of a newborn baby at the facility. According to the  Relatives of a woman who delivered at the hospital , they are unable to trace the baby after the woman gave birth on Wednesday at around 12.00 am. One of the woman’s brothers said nurses at the facility earlier informed his sister that her baby delivered through Cesarean Section died at birth. “My sister demanded to be…

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Parliament makes a step towards protecting the country against more external borrowing

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816 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA/JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,25TH APRIL, 2019-The Parliamentary Budget Office has moved to commence plans meant to protect the country from further foreign debts. It says a Bill seeking to compel the government to seek parliamentary approval before entering into any loan will allow MPs room to control public debt which continues to grow every day. According to  PBO Director Martin Masinde, the amendment to the Public Finance Management Act seeking to cap the public debt to a nominal amount of Sh6 trillion will be in…

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Heavy rainfall to be experienced in Kenya as a result of Cyclone Kenneth-Kenya Meteorological Department

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849 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,25TH APRIL 2019-Kenya Meteorological department  says Some parts of the country will  feel the effects of Cyclone Kenneth even though the its effect  will not hit directly the country. They cyclone is expected to make landfall in northern Mozambique and Mtwara in Tanzania on Thursday night. The weather man says residents of Isiolo, Western Kenya, Makueni, Narok, Samburu and Nairobi should brace themselves for heavy rain as a result. “Kenyans have no reason to fear because we are outside the range that is…

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 Embu Governor Martin Wambora sweats before MPs as he is taken to task on Ksh 468 expenditure

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367 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,25TH APRIL 2019– Embu Governor Martin Wambora had a hard time  when  MPS took him to task to  explain how his government spent Sh468 million from the County Revenue Fund(CRF) in the 2017/2018 financial year. Wambora who Appeared  before the County Public Accounts and Investment Committee to answer audit queries, admitted that he was not aware of how the money was collected and eventually spent by his county officials. “Mr Chair, I am not aware, but I will have to ask my people…

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Kalonzo, Peter Kenneth visit former president Moi at his Kabarak home to condole with him

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432 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,25TH APRIL 2019-Wiper Democratic Movement party leader Kalonzo Musyoka and former Gtanga Member of parliament Peter Kenneth on Thursday visited ex-president Daniel arap Moi at his Kabarak home in Nakuru county. The  visit was meant  to condole with Moi and his family following the recent passing of his son Jonathan Toroitich Moi. Mr. Musyoka and Mr. Kenneth, who were flanked by Kitui Senator Enoch Wambua and Kenya Films and Classifications (KFCB) boss Ezekiel Mutua, were received by Baringo Senator Gideon Moi. Their visit …

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DCI says Barclays Bank Sh11m ATM heist was an inside job

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437 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,25TH APRIL 2019–  Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti says Investigation into the Barclays Bank Sh11 million ATM heist over the Easter weekend is almost complete. Addressing the press ,Mr Kinoti said investigations reveal the robbery was an inside job. He added that the case will soon be handed over to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Haji. “Very soon the DPP will be using a comprehensive statement on the case and I request him to go hard on this,” said…

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Swazuri’s cross:Court orders former NLC chair to remain in custody until May 2 in bail review case

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447 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,25TH APRIL  2019-Former National Land Commission (NLC) Chairman Muhammad Swazuri will remain in custody until Thursday next week when the  court shall making  ruling on an application seeking review of the Sh12 million cash bail imposed on him will be delivered. On Wednesday Swazuri   filed an application before Justice Mumbi Ngungi saying the amount was unreasonably high and should be revised downward. He holds that   the cash bail or alternative surety bond of Sh30 million imposed by Chief Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi was unjust, exorbitant…

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Tullow oil re-affirms its commitment as regards to a Final Investment Decision (FID) in Kenya by year-end

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1,117 total views, no views today BY  JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,27TH APRIL, 2019-Tullow oil the company that  has been undertaking oil exploration in Turkana  county says it is still continuing  to target a Final Investment Decision (FID) in Kenya by year-end although this remains an ambitious target.In  a statement sent to newsrooms on Thursday morning the company says its is  finalising its FEED studies for both the upstream and midstream, and both the upstream and midstream ESIAs remain on track for submission to the National Environmental Management Agency at the end of the…

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These are the signs to look for if you think you have Malaria

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477 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,25TH APRIL 2019-Kenya joins  the world in marking the world malaria day with a call for concerted  effort in fighting and defeating the pandemic . Malaria is a life-threatening disease. It’s typically transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito. Infected mosquitoes carry the Plasmodium parasite. When this mosquito bites you, the parasite is released into your bloodstream. Once the parasites are inside your body, they travel to the liver, where they mature. After several days, the mature parasites enter the bloodstream and begin to infect red blood…

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Huduma Namba registration will not be disrupted ,Govt affirms hours after French firm was banned

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448 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,25TH APRIL,2019-The ongoing  digital registration  of persons  well known as  the Huduma Namba  will not be disrupted despite the National Assembly voting to debar the French firm that is providing the infrastructure from operating in Kenya.The government has  affirmed. According  to ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru , the registration exercise will go on because the core registration software of the National Information Integrated Management System (NIIMS) was designed and integrated by local software engineers. “The ICT Ministry wishes to clarify that the ongoing…

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Tanzanians flee Mtwara region as Cyclone Kenneth nears

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617 total views, no views today BY  UPESINEWS CORRESPONDENT,25TH APRIL 2019-Tanzanians in Mtwara region on Thursday were scrambling to leave with Cyclone Kenneth set to make landfall tonight. Authorities in the region ordered schools and businesses closed to ensure the residents’ safety after warning of life-threatening effects the deluge storm will bring. The order to close schools and workplaces was issued on Wednesday by Mtwara Regional Commissioner Gelasius Byakanwa. Meanwhile, the Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) said the storm would make landfall in Tanzania and Mozambique on Thursday night. The agency told…

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Wajir West residents vote to elect their MP in a two horse race

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551 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,25TH APRIL, 2019-The residents if Wajir west constituency are voting today to elect their member of parliament in a by election.Two political parties are squaring it out in the contest pitting  Jubilee Party and Kenya’s oldest political outfit Kanu . Kanu’s Ibrahim Mohammed is locking horns with Jubilee’s Ahmed Kolosh, a candidate touted as the favourite to clinch the seat.Wajir West Parliamentary seat fell vacant after Supreme Court nullified Mr Kolosh’s victory citing irregularities in one of the polling stations-Qara.Earlier this month, ODM’s…

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WARNING TO PARENTS: Too much TV ‘could damage your child for life

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299 total views, no views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI, 25TH APRIL,2019-RA new report released by  the World Health Organisation says more than one hour of screen time is dangerous to the health and well being of the child. In a report released on Wednesday, the United Nations agency said children under 5 years should not be left to sit for prolonged periods of time either watching TV or playing video games. “Improving physical activity, reducing sedentary time and ensuring quality sleep in young children will improve their physical, mental health and…

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Man City take giant stride towards title with derby win over Manchester United

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1,583 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,25TH APRIL,2019-Manchester City have taken a giant stride towards successfully defending their Premier League title courtesy of a 2-0 win over local rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford this evening. In a derby billed as Man City’s last major hurdle of the season, goals from Bernardo Silva and Leroy Saneproved decisive as the champions moved one point clear of Liverpool at the top of the table with only three games of the campaign remaining. Pep Guardiola‘s side – who have now won 11 league games in a row – must still…

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Berlin FC wins Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom North Eastern Finals

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1,504 total views, no views today Garissa, Kenya  April 24th 2019…  Berlin FC from Garissa are the 2019 winners of the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom North Eastern region finals held today at Garissa Teachers College. Berlin emerged top, beating Al-Ansar from Wajir 4-3 in post-match penalties after a goalless draw in normal time. “We are happy with our win and we thank God. The match was tough but we managed to score more goals in the penalty shootouts. I am more excited because I have also won in the most valuable player…

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DP Ruto pays a visit to the family of Jonathan Moi,Condoles with them

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1,498 total views, no views today  BY DDPS,BARINGO,24TH APRIL, 2019-Deputy President William Ruto on Wednesday afternoon visited  the family of Jonathan Toroitich at their home in Kabimoi, Baringo County to condole with them  following his death last week. Ruto eulogised the first born son of the retired President Daniel arap Moi as a sociable, affable and loving. “Jonathan was role-model to many, committed to bettering the lives of others. We are at a loss as a country for his passing on,” said the Deputy President. The deputy president  was accompanied by…

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Its all systems go for Wajir West by-elections set for Thursday,IEBC says preparations are complete

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1,387 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,24TH APRIL,2019-The independent Electoral and boundaries commission (IEBC ) says all preparations for the  WAJIR WEST by-elections  set for Thursday are complete. Addressing the press the returning officer in charge Maurice Raria says all voting materials had been transported and already distributed to the various poling stations in the constituency. The constituency has   a total of 75 polling stations and Five wards. There are also total of 27,544 registered voters. Raria says they are now awaiting the police officer who will provide security of the…

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