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Kenya inflation falls to 5.49percent in May

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2,474 total views, no views today BY REUTERS ,31ST MAY,2019-Kenya’s year-on-year inflation fell to 5.49% in May from 6.58percent a month earlier. This is thanks to lower food prices, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday. On a month-on-month basis, inflation was -0.07percent from 3.51percent in April, the statistics office said.

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Business 

Spire Bank registers impressive performance in 1Q19 due to loan collection

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1,778 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,31ST MAY 2019-Spire Bank Limited on Friday  announced a  profit  after tax  of Sh106.2 million during the first quarter ended 31st March 2019. The Bank’s after tax profit rose by more than 100% from a loss of Sh265.1 million over the same period last year. Bank’s Managing Director Dr. Norman Ambunya  while announcing the results said the results were encouraging, as the Bank has opted to focus on loan collections before expanding its balance sheet. He added “the year looks promising and with…

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Reprieve for DCJ Philomena Mwilu as court faults DCI for obtaining evidence illegally

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2,608 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI 31ST MAY 2019-Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu has gotten a huge boost in her quest  to have graft case facing her nullified  after  five High Court judges faulted the Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti for obtaining evidence against her illegally. The judges ruled that the DCI contravened the Constitution by invading her privacy when he obtained evidence of impropriety against Mwilu. They questioned how he obtained evidence regarding her bank accounts at the collapsed Imperial Bank Limited. The Judges further ruled…

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MPs house allowance issue lands in court,SRC wants implementation stopped

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2,601 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,31ST MAY 2019-The  Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC)  has moved to court  seeking to have the implementation of Members of Parliament’s  house allowance stopped.If this petition sails through the legislatures may  after all be forced to return the monies already paid to them. Through lawyer Peter Wanyama, the commission on Friday filed a petition seeking to stop further implementation of the allowances and the recovery of the monies so far paid to the legislators. SRC is seeking an order directing the Clerks of…

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Milestone:KNH Successfully performs its first ever weight reduction surgery

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661 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI, 31ST MAY 2019-Kenyatta National Hospital has once again entered in the books of history after successfully performing its first ever weight reduction surgery known as Bariatric Surgery.This kind of operation enables patients to have sustained weight loss and also normalize blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, resolve joint problems among other benefits. According to Acting  Chief Executive Officer KNH Evanson Kamuri  who confirmed the good news on Friday said the surgery was a great milestone as it’s the first one to be conducted…

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You must act now to end gender based violence,Govt told

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442 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,31ST MAY 2019-The Government has been urged to raise and act on the rampant cases of gender based violence in the country which have left many women dead or nursing life long injuries.This follows a disturbing trend which  Over the past, few months, more than 40 lives have been lost, with most victims being youthful women across various parts of the country, according to authorities. Equality Now, a lobby group has joined the calls for action insisting that the Government must ensure all…

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Neno Evangelism’s Apostle James Ng’ang’a rebukes his bishops over disrespecting his wife

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4,776 total views, 3 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,31ST MAY 2019-Bishops serving  in the NENO EVANJELISM CENTER ministry under the founder  pastor James Maina Ng’ang’a  are in trouble with their superior who accuses them of disrespecting his wife. The controversial poster  who has been in the media  in recent months over controversial events , unleashed  rattled his fellow pastors who he said have been disrespecting his wife Mercedes. NGANGA was not minting his words  and he  wanted them to know NeNo is his church and he should be the leader therefore they…

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Business 

New dawn beckons for Uchumi as the retailer Begins Testing Real Time Supplier Payment System

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1,249 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,31ST MAY 2019-Uchumi Supermarkets Plc has begun piloting a new payment platform that will make it possible for suppliers to be paid in real time once their goods are sold. The new system is one of the strategies to be adopted for the anticipated turnaround strategies by the listed retailer. “The new system will offer a complete traceability through smart logistics and warehouse management, better liquidity by guaranteeing real-time settlement or payment each time goods are sold. Those suppliers who join in will be…

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Deputy CJ Philomena Mwilu to know her fate as court makes ruling in graft case

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802 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,31ST MAY 2019- Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu will this morning know her fate in  corruption case facing her. A five-judge bench is set to deliver a ruling  on a petition on charges brought against her. The Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji had asked the court to determine whether criminal proceedings can be initiated against a sitting judge and whether before the commencement of such criminal prosecution, it is constitutionally necessary to remove the judge from office. Other issues to be considered by…

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President Kenyatta prays with Muslims at Jamia Mosque in a first

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865 total views, no views today BY PSCU,NAIROBI,31ST MAY 2019- President Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday evening made history by becoming the first sitting President of Kenya to visit a Mosque and pray with Muslims. He joined worshippers at Jamia Mosque in prayer and in breaking their fast. The Head of State’s visit was made more significant by the fact that Muslims are marking the last five days of the holy month of Ramadan. The last days of the fasting period are regarded as more rewarding to Muslims. Before the Iftar and the…

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Two petitioners win in a suit against Kisii County government over illegally awarding tender

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2,916 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,30TH MAY 2019-The two petitioners who moved to court to sue  Kisii County Government over illegal awarding of tenders  have won  after  the high court  ordered  the county  government  avail information sought by the  two petitioners. High court judge David Majanja  ordered the county to make public the information   after it  was accused of failing to give out information and illegally awarding a tender for the construction of the walkways within Kisii Town. The County Government failed to provide information to the public…

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Sad:Missing Kenyan woman found dead in her house in Australia

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2,715 total views, no views today BY NEWS DESK,NAIROBI 30TH MAY 2019-A Kenyan woman was on Wednesday found dead in her apartment in Australia after being reported missing by relatives and friends. Jelagat Cheruiyot, 34, who hails from Cheptiret in Uasin Gishu was to travel to her sister’s graduation in United States last week but when she did not show up, they began looking for her. According to The West Australian and Perth Now, Cheruiyot who was known affectionately as Nancy had not been seen or heard from for as long as seven days…

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DP Ruto says whatever wealth he has is by God’s grace ,vows to continue with his donations to churches

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2,598 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,30TH AMY 2019-Deputy President William Ruto says what he has is by the grace of God. Speaking on Thursday during the National Prayer Breakfast at Safari Park Hotel, the deputy president said he doesn’t see anything wrong with  donating in church since according to him it is one way of thanking God especially having brought him from nothing to what he is today. His sentiments comes  amid   critics who claims  that politicians use the clergy to sanitise proceeds of corruption. The DP said…

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South Sudanese president Salva Kiir visits former President Moi in Kabarak

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449 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KABARAK, 30TH MAY,2019-South Sudan President Salva Kiir has  visited Former President Daniel arap Moi at his Kabarak home. President Kiir who was received by Senator Gideon Moi held talks with the former president that lasted one hour. In the Thursday  morning visit ,the  tow leaders discussed peace initiatives in the country with President Kiir appreciating Mzee Moi’s effort towards sustainable peace and stability of South Sudan and the greater horn of Africa. President Kiir was accompanied by his Foreign Minister Nhial Deng Nhial, Director General…

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Business 

KCB Group shareholders approves a proposal to acquire 100% of the issued ordinary shares of National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK) via share swap.

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820 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,30TH MAY 2019-KCB Group shareholders have  approved a proposal to acquire 100% of the issued ordinary shares of National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK) via share swap. This approval followed the offer made by KCB Group on April 18 2019 to acquire 100% of the Shares of NBK by way of a share swap of 10 ordinary shares of NBK for every 1 ordinary share of KCB. The transaction is subject to regulatory and NBK shareholders approvals. The acquisition is part of KCB’s ongoing…

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Please let us do as we say in war on graft,Uhuru tells leaders at the 17th annual National Prayer Breakfast

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452 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,30TH MAY 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged political leaders to live by the words they have always said in fighting corruption as well as ensuring there was  development in the country. Speaking when he led the  country for the 17th annual National Prayer Breakfast in Nairobi on Thursday morning ,the head of state who was brief in his remarks challenged leaders  to ensure that they do as they have always promised. Kenyatta seemed to hit at leaders who have always said they will work…

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Three arrested after they were found with bhang and heroin in Lamu

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728 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,LAMU,30TH MAY 2019-Police in Lamu have arrested three suspects who were found with bhang and heroin estimated to be worth about Sh22,400. Confirming the incident on Thursday, Lamu County Police Commander Muchangi Kioi  told the Nation that  the first two suspects were arrested while ferrying 25 rolls of bhang in a vehicle from Mtangawanda to Kizingitini in Lamu East on Wednesday evening. The third suspect was arrested while ferrying 18 rolls of bhang and 18 sachets of heroin in a boat within Lamu Island.…

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Sports 

Three things we learned from the Europa League final

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2,952 total views, no views today BY AFP,BAKU, AUSTRIA,30TH MAY 2019-Chelsea thrashed Arsenal 4-1 in an all-English final in the Europa League on Wednesday. Here AFP Sport looks at three things we learned from the showpiece at Baku’s Olympic Stadium: Olivier Giroud has found opportunities difficult to come by in the Premier League following his January 2018 move from Arsenal, but the France striker again proved his worth in Chelsea’s Europa League triumph as he finished the competition’s top scorer with 11 goals, one above highly-rated Eintracht Frankfurt sharpshooter Luka Jovic.…

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Health workers in Kirinyaga down tools

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2,824 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,29TH MAY 2019-Health services in all public hospitals in Kirinyaga were on Wednesday paralyzed after health workers downed their tools claiming deplorable working condition and poor sanitation in hospitals. Central region Kenya medical practitioners and dentist Union Secretary General Gor Goody said the health workers will not resume to their normal duties until the county meets their demands which include hiring of more nurses and doctors, promotion of their members, equipping hospitals in the county and hiring of  casual workers. “As it stands,…

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DPP Haji calls upon church leaders to reject mysterious donations

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2,562 total views, no views today BY  ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,29TH MAY 2019-The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Haji has urged church leaders to reject cash given in churches by leaders  which has no known source  as it encourages corruption. Haji  says  officers are allegedly stealing money to finance campaigns for the next elections and for their own personal use. “Such money is also taken to holy places as donations to gain support from the people,” he said during a meeting with clerics at Serena Hotel, Nairobi. Religious leaders from different denominations…

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Unwanted Cache:Police nab over 3 million pieces of banned plastic bags,Expired diapers in Kamukunji

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2,437 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,29TH MAY 2019-Police  have found  3 million pieces of banned plastic bags and another 2,131 of expired diapers in Nairobi’s Kamukunji area. The owner of the cache of the said goods  packaged in bags labelled Double Vision  has been identified as one John Wachira Wang’ondu. The crackdown on non-woven carrier bags by the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) began on April 1 this year. The authority banned bags made of polypropylene (plastic) two years ago. Traders recently told of stock held in the…

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State can’t deliver affordable houses without help – Uhuru

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579 total views, no views today BY PSCU,NAIROBI,29TH MAY 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta has said the government is working on innovative ways of delivering affordable houses. The President on Wednesday said the government has embraced new building technologies and is actively involving the private sector as a key partner in the delivery of one of the key promises of his administration’s Big 4 development agenda. He said traditional approaches to the housing challenges have failed to keep up with the rising demands for decent shelter as the population expands. “So we are…

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No Service Disruption at KRA,says the agency

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569 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,29TH MAY 2019-The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)  has assured taxpayers that there is no service disruption in all its operations. In a statement sent to the press,Kra says just as it stated  in the statement released on the 14th of May ,operations continue uninterrupted. It has also denied  allegations of there been  a strike by some of its key employees who are charged with working at different pivotal positions and department with the organization. ”Allegations of ‘staff go slow’ cannot be substantiated, since…

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Lifestyle 

Electrical Stimulation Proven to Help Boost Memory (Sponsored content)

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1,591 total views, no views today BY GUEST WRITER,NAIROBI,28TH MAY 2019-Researchers have discovered that synchronizing brain waves with electrical brain stimulation can improve short-term working memory. They discovered that the application of a low voltage current can synchronize different areas of the brain with each other, making it possible for better performance on tasks which involve working memory. Hopefully this method can eventually be made use of for bypassing damaged brain areas and relay signals in individuals who have epilepsy, stroke or traumatic brain injury. The constant activity of the brain…

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I have not been summoned at the DCI over fake gold scam,says Wetang’ula

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780 total views, no views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,29TH MAY 2019-Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula   who was widely reported in the media  to have been wanted at the directorate of Criminal investigations to record statement  on Wednesday  over the fake gold scam  now says he is yet to be summoned.According to the governor  the senator who  is a person of interest in the ongoing investigations into the scandal  scam, now says it is “a non-issue” to him. The senator who is also Ford Kenya party leader On Wednesday morning led a meeting…

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Police arrest three suspects linked to Kakamega killings

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699 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,29TH MAY 2019-Police have arrested three suspects connected to the brutal murder of six security guards in Kakamega . The  Directorate of Criminal Investigations says, the trio were arrested in Mukuru kwa Reuben slum in Nairobi. “A detailed analysis on western murders & robberies led Detectives to Mukuru kwa Reuben where 28yr-old Fanuel Andayi was arrested and a phone stolen on the night the watchmen were murdered, was recovered and it led sleuths to Butere where 28yr-old Aziz Amwayi was also nabbed,” the DCI…

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There will be no special treatment for governors in war on graft,, EACC vows

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718 total views, no views today BY NANCY CHELIMO ,NAIROBI,29TH MAY 2019- Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has declared that governors suspected of stealing public resources will not be treated with any favors   during arrests. The anti-graft agency Chief Executive Officer Twalib Mbarak says they will not order “special vehicles or have air-conditioned cells” for the county chiefs or any other high-ranking political leader. “A criminal suspect is a criminal suspect, no special treatment,” the CEO asserted during an event planned by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions bringing…

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Court fines man Ksh 1,500 for having sex at Uhuru park

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636 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,29TH MAY 2019–  A court has fined a man  Ksh 1,500 or serve a jail term of  one month  after he  pleaded guilty to having sex in public at Uhuru Park in broad daylight. Magistrate Joseline Onga’yo fined  Kanara Maina   Sh1,500 or serve a jail term of one month for engaging in the act with Joyce Wanjiku. Despite Maina pleading  for forgiveness , the magistrate rejected his plea  saying that the fine and sentence passed on him will serve as a lesson for…

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Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o mourns following the demise of his mother Mama Dorcas Owino Nyong’o. At the time of her passing, Mama Dorcas was 98 years old.

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2,656 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,28TH MAY 2019-Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o is in mourning following the passing of his mother Mama Dorcas Owino Nyong’o. Mama Dorcas was 98 years old. Confirming her demise, the governor’s press unit disclosed that she died on Tuesday at Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi. She had been admitted at the facility for the past few days. “We keep the Governor and the entire family at this very dark time in their lives. May the Lord rest her soul in eternal peace,” read a statement from the governor press…

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Step by step on how to Register and Check KRA Pin Number

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2,756 total views, 2 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,28TH MAY,2019-Many Kenyans   associate registering for KRA  pin  or even filing for returns  with a lot of stress and hustles,but its never the case. In this article we will walk you step by step  on how to go about it all in an easy and simple way without time wasting or getting tired.Ta the end of the day you will have knowledge and differentiate  between reality and untrue information associated with the process. Why do you need to have KRA PIN? The laws of…

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Nairobi county govt introduces digital zebra crossing in Nairobi streets

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2,521 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,28TH MAY 2019-The county government of Nairobi  has introduced digital zebra crossing, with the aim of  protecting pedestrians from being knocked down by motorists and cyclists. This system is used in developed countries such as United Kingdom and United States of America. According to County’s Minister for Roads and infrastructure Hitan Majevda, this will also bring order and sanity to the roads. “This is a pilot project already we have made eight installations and our aim is to have all the major avenues…

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Shalom Hospital re-opened after 3 weeks of closure,following baby’s death

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476 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MACHAKOS,28TH MAY 2019– Shalom hospital in Machakos has been re-opened  three weeks  after it was closed due to death of  a child who died after a nurse injected him  with extra doses of morphine.The incident came barely days after the facility was accused of yet another negligence case. The hospital was initially on the spotlight after a woman was captured on a viral video delivering, as health workers watched from a distance. Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board (KMPDB) CEO Daniel Yumbya early Tuesday…

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Verdict: MCA remanded for 5 days over ‘misusing’ DP Ruto photo

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471 total views, 2 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,28TH MAY 2019-The court  has ordered  Weiteithie Ward member  in Kiambu county Assembly Julius Macharia, who was arrested for displaying an image DP William Ruto in military gear on his matatu, to  remain in police custody for five days. The Thika Magistrate’s Court directed that the suspect be remanded at Juja Police Station as investigations continue. The Weiteithie MCA had appeared before Magistrate Noel M. Kyanya on Tuesday. A police report under OB number 93/27/5/2019 said the vehicle also had graphics displaying the coat…

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Bungoma senator Moses Wetangula to record statement with DCI Over Gold Scam

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1,246 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,28TH MAY 2019-Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula  is on Wednesday set to record statement  with the Directorate of Criminal Investigation over the controversial gold scandal  involving a Dubai-based businessman Ali Zandi. According to the People Daily Wetangula will be required to say what he knows about the scam in  which  he has been adversely mentioned. The Senator has been away in Hong Kong for a 10-day preparatory international anticorruption session and returned on Sunday evening. Last week Citizen TV reported that the DCI had authenticated…

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An MCA in Kiambu arrested for Driving Vehicle Portraying Ruto as Commander-in-Chief

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1,209 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,28TH MAY 2019-Police in Kiambu, have  arrested Weitethie MCA for driving a vehicle  displaying  an image of Deputy President William Ruto as the Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces.The image shows Ruto wearing full Military gear similar to that of the president. Julius Macharia, was apprehended together with his driver George Ngugi as they were in a vehicle that had its body displaying a portrait of Ruto in full military gear. A police reportseen by Upesinews.co.ke  says , “DCI officers acting on a tip-off arrested the said MCA and his…

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3 die in JKUAT Bus Accident Along Kenol-Murang’a Road

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2,857 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,27TH MAY,2019-Three people lost their lives on  Monday afternoon in an accident involving a university bus along the Kenol-Murang’a road. Sources says  the three were travelling in a matatu belonging to Namu Sacco, which it hit a bus belonging to the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. According to Murang’a County Police Commander Josephat Kinyua who confirmed the incident said  that Mbugwa Sub-Location Assistant Chief Michael Nduati was among the casualties. He further revealed that the other two who died was a man and…

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Kirinyaga governor Ann Waiguru sweats before the senate as she is taken to task on Ksh2 Billion Missing County Fund cash

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2,051 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,27TH MAY,2019-Kirinyaga Governor, Anne Waiguru, had a difficult time  before  the Senate Committee on Monday to explains just how over Ksh2 billion was reportedly unaccounted according to  the auditor general’s report of the 2017/2018 financial year While responding to the queries raised by the Moses Kajwang led committee , the governor  blamed her county officers in charge of operating the Integrated Financial Management Information system(IFMIS). She stated that the officers were not fully conversant with the system, thus leading to wrong entries and consequently…

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Prepare for sweeping changes in political arena, says Odinga

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1,851 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,27TH MAY,2019– The Opposition leader Raila Odinga who is also Orange Democratic Party (ODM) Leader, has announced declared that the country should prepare for huge changes that he says take Kenya to the next level economically,socially and political wise . Raila was speaking at Burma Market along Jogoo road where he had made an impromptu trip during lunch hour on Monday. “Don’t be swayed or derailed by politics of 2022. There are things we must fix before 2022. If we don’t stand up…

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KRA allowed to collect withholding taxes from Sportpesa

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835 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,27TH MAY 2019-The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has received a go-ahead to collect more than Kshs 2.7billion worth of monthly taxes on withholding tax on winnings from Sportpesa. This follows a ruling by Milimani Commercial Courts Chief Magistrate, Peter Gesora, allowing KRA to collect withholding taxes on winnings from betting games on the Sportpesa platform among others, that have been failing to withhold tax on winnings. The landmark ruling delivered on Thursday, 23rd May 2019 arose from a 2014 suit filed by a Mr. Benson Irungu…

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KRA nabs Bhang disguised as herbal soap at JKIA en route to London

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917 total views, no views today BY UPESINEWS REPORTER,NAIROBI,27TH MAY,2019-Detectives attached to the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) on Sunday nabbed two kilograms of bhang disguised as herbal soap at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The bhang was packed in 20 boxes, each weighing 100 grams, and was destined for London. “2Kg of marijuana (bhang) intercepted by K9 units at JKIA last Friday 24th May 2019. The bhang was destined for London from Nakuru and was disguised as herbal soap. A total of 20 boxes each weighing 100 grams were confiscated by…

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Not Yet again:Court extends housing levy delay order once more

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967 total views, no views today BY  NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,27TH MAY 2019-The Employment and Labour Relations Court on Monday  for the second time extended orders barring the government from implementing the contentious 1.5 percent housing levy. While issuing the ruling on the matter,Justice Maureen Onyango  also consolidated more than ten cases, mostly filed by trade unions, who are opposed to the deduction of the fund from employees. The judge said it will save time if all the cases are heard before one court because most of the issues raised are related. Justice…

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Embakasi Inland Depot staff Caught unexpectedly as Uhuru makes impromptu visit to the facility

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604 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,27TH MAY 2019-Staff at the  Embakasi Inland Container Depot (ICD) where seized containers are being stored were caught unaware after President Uhuru Kenyatta  made an impromptu visit to the facility on Monday. Uhuru’s visit comes amid complaints by traders whose goods have been confiscated. He was accompanied by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi, Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho, Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti and heads of the multi-agency task force. A section of traders have been protesting confiscation of their wares in…

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30 Dead, 200 missing after boat sinks on DRC Lake

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3,109 total views, no views today BY VOA,,27TH MAY,2019-Authorities in western Congo say at least 30 people are dead and another 200 are missing after a boat sank on a lake. Simon Mboo Wemba, the mayor of Inongo, told The Associated Press on Sunday night that many of those aboard the boat that sank on Lake Mai-Ndombe were teachers. The mayor says they had traveled to collect their salaries by boat because roads in the region are so poor. It was not immediately known how many people were aboard the boat…

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President Uhuru to officially open the First Session of the UN-Habitat Assembly at the UN complex in Gigiri on Monday.

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906 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA ,NAIROBI,27TH MAY 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta is today expected to officially open the First Session of the UN-Habitat Assembly set to kick off at the UN complex in Gigiri.The week long event will be attended  by Over 3,000 participants including   four Heads of State and governments, 40 ministers, and high-level representatives from 116 nations. President Uhuru Kenyatta is scheduled to make a statement at the opening session of the Assembly at 10am. Other heads of state expected are South Sudan’s Salva Kiir, and…

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Sad:Police officer shoots himself dead in Umoja II AP camp

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2,643 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,26TH MAY 2019-Cases of police officers taking their own  lives continue to rock the country  after an Administration Police officer working at  Nairobi’s Umoja II post on Sunday shot himself dead under unclear circumstances. The Daily Nation reported that the male officer’s body was discovered by his fellow officers at around 7am when they went to his house to inquire why he had not reported to work. Kamukunji sub-county Police Commander Adamson Bungei confirmed the death of the officer, whom he could not…

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Kimani Ichung’wa composes an artistic Rhyme to Roast Odinga over the gold scandal

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2,749 total views, no views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,26TH MAY 2019-Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa  on Sunday elicited excitment among worshipers   at St .Francis  Xavier Catholic Pariish in Naivasha when he composed rhymes to criticize  former Prime Minister Raila Odinga over the Dubai gold scandal. He was speaking at the church service also attended by  Deputy President William Ruto . “Juzi tumemwona mwarabu, akiwa na ghadhabu, sababu dhahabu yake imechukuliwa na watu hawana adabu. Watu ambao wanafaa wapate adhabu kali (We’ve seen a frustrated Arab protesting because his gold was taken by sketchy individuals,…

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Ugandan accident:Four Kenyans killed

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2,023 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER/CORRESPONDENT,BUSIA,26TH MAY 2019-Four Kenyans who were on a pilgrimage to Uganda on Sunday  were killed and five others injured  in a road accident on Iganga-Jinja highway in Uganda. Father Melchizedek Wafula of Kisoko Parish in Bungoma said the deceased; three women and a man, were knocked down by a 14-seater matatu at around 5am. The victims were among 150 other Catholic faithful who were walking to Namugongo’s Martyrs Catholic Shrine in Uganda for this year’s martyr’s day scheduled for June 3. Two of the…

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Atwoli wants president Uhuru to tame 2022 campaigns,focus on Development

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718 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,26TH MAY 2019-Central organization of trade union (COTU) Francis Atwoli now wants president Uhuru Kenyatta to tame politicians from from engaging in 2022 elections campaigns.According to Atwoli ,we still have slightly over   2 years a time he says   should be used to deliver services to Kenyans. What angers the COTU boss more is that the country is alreday in the election compangns mood  with each politicians  enagaing in chritzing his or her rival a move which does not augaer well for the country.…

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Transition: Ex-minister Oprong dies with bullet lodged in the head

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726 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT/JOAN WANJIKU,26TH MAY 2019-Former National Planning Assistant Minister Oduya Oprong  has died.His death was confirmed by  Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong . Oprong died on Sunday morning, over 25 years after battling with a lodged bullet in his head. While Eulogizing the late Oprong , Ojaamong described the former Busia North MP, later on, Amagoro,  as a dependable leader who worked hard to improve the living standards of his people. “Earlier today, the Community was struck with the disastrous news regarding the death of Hon.…

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Sad:Man commits suicide after strangling wife to death in Vihiga

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1,499 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,VIHIGA,26TH MAY 2019-Police in Vihiga have launched investigation into a sad incident in which a 40-year-old man is alleged to have strangled his wife to death before committing suicide in Wamuluma, Vihiga County, late  Saturday. Area  Chief Henry Chunguli  who confirmed the incident  said the man locked his wife’s body in the bedroom after committing the act. Chunguli  says  police officers who responded to the scene broke down the door and found the woman’s body with marks on the neck. He further added  that preliminary…

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