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A boost for Government’s affordable housing plan as world approves Ksh.25B loan to Kenya

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1,378 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,1ST MAY 2019-The government’s  plan of constructing  500,000 housing units in the next five years has received a boost after  the World Bank approved a $250 million loan to Kenya to help towards the initiative. The loan will support the Kenya Mortgage Refinance Corporation, a mostly private sector-owned and non-deposit taking financial institution supervised by Kenya’s Central Bank. Kenya’s plans to set up a mortgage refinancing company are intended to meet the government’s aim of providing 500,000 houses in five years and make…

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Two detectives interdicted for allegedly bungling of lawyer Nyakundi’s murder probe

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1,053 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,1ST MAY 2019-Two detectives who works with the homicide unit under the Directorate of Criminal Investigations have been interdicted over claims they bungled the probe into the killing of Nairobi lawyer Assa Nyakundi’s son. DCI boss George Kinoti said the officers had worked with other players in the case to “cover up” the probe for the lawyer.Other officers say the lawyer should have been charged with murder and not manslaughter.Nyakundi has since been charged with manslaughter and is out on a cash bail…

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Workers hopes dashed as government fails to announce wage increment

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1,121 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,1ST MAY 2019-Workers have been dealt a blow after the labour cabinet secretary Ukur Yatani announced that as it is always the case each year when government announces a minimum wage increment,this year things are different since talks are still ongoing about the same Over the weekend,Central Organisation of Trade Unions Secretary General Francis Atwoli had stated  that the union will only support the government’s housing initiative which requires all workers to pay a 1.5 percent levy, if there is a 15 percent…

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Stalemate on management of Ksh.38 billion medical equipment leased to the counties may end up in court

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436 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,1ST MAY 2019-Governors are considering among other options going to court  over the controversial Ksh.38 billion medical equipment leased to the counties under the Managed Equipment Services (MES) project. Council of governors Chairman Governor Wycliffe Oparanya says all counties must reject the reduction of their share revenue from the National Treasury to finance the  Ksh.38 billion medical equipment agreement.Addressing the press in Kisumu on Wednesday,Oparanya says the governors were not brought on board during signing of the agreements between the suppliers and the…

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President Uhuru condoles with the family of Manoah Esipisu following death of his brother

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612 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,1ST ,MAY 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family, relatives and friends of Kakamega drama teacher, thespian and community organiser Frandell Njite Esipisu following his demise.Njite  died after a short illness. The late Frandell Njite, 43, was brother to Ambassador Manoah Esipisu, Kenya’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. In his message, Uhuru said he was deeply saddened by the untimely death of the influential drama teacher who had great passion in nurturing the talents of students in…

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In revamp, Facebook bets on small-scale connections, romance

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1,476 total views, 1 views today BY AFP,San José, US,1ST MAY 2019-Got a crush on another Facebook user? The social network will help you connect, as part of a revamp unveiled Tuesday that aims to foster real-world relationships and make the platform a more intimate place for groups of friends. The new features were introduced in a revamped Facebook app as the embattled social network embarks on a new strategy emphasising private communications and small groups. “As the world gets bigger and more connected, we need that sense of intimacy more than…

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There is little for Kenyans to look upto in this year’s labour day celebrations

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602 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,1ST MAY 2019-As Kenyans join the rest of the world today in marking  Labour Day celebrations ,it is  obvious that there is little they can hope for in this year’s fete.If  recent utterances from leaders concerned  are anything to go by,Kenyans will not get any wage increment unlike previous years when there has been a little change with president announcing a certain  percentage in his speech. Secretary General for the Central Organisation for Trade Unions (COTU) Francis Atwoli has been pushing for a 15 per…

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Result: Donny van de Beek gives Ajax big advantage as Tottenham Hotspur lose home leg

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1,855 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,1ST MAY ,2019-Ajax have defeated Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 away from home in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final first leg through Donny van de Beek‘s strike 15 minutes in. The Dutch side were well on top when opening the scoring and came closest to netting the second goal of the night through David Neres‘s shot in the second half, which came back off the post. Tottenham had spells on top after switching from a three-man defence to four at the back, but they managed just one shot on…

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