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Court Orders campaigner John Githongo to pay former Cabinet minister Chris Murungaru Ksh.27 million for defamation

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1,107 total views, no views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,2ND MAY 2019-The High Court on Thursday s ordered anti-corruption campaigner  John Githongo to pay former Cabinet minister Chris Murungaru Ksh.27 million for defamation in the Anglo Leasing scandal which occurred under the former president Mwai Kibaki regime. Githongo, who was the Anglo Leasing scandal whistle-blower, was directed to pay Murungaru Ksh.20 million in general damages, Ksh.5 million in exemplary damages, and Ksh.2 million in special damages. Reacting to the court’s verdict, Githongo said he is “disappointed though not surprised by the judgement,”…

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Ex Nairobi governor Evans Kidero gets reprieve after the high court stays Sh213mn graft case

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1,040 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,2ND MAY,2019-The former  Nairobi governor Dr Evans Kidero  can now breath easy after the High Court   stayed proceedings in a Sh213 million case against him. Kidero moved to the High Court claiming the charge sheet presented in court implicating him in the multi-million shilling scandal is defective. The case was scheduled  to come up for hearing next week on Monday before a Chief Magistrate’s Court but will have to wait for the ruling by High Court Judge John Onyiego on the ex-governor’s application.…

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Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu at pains to tell the senate how funds were used in the 2017/2018 financial year

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1,088 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,2ND MAY 2019-Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu had a difficult time  on Thursday to explain to the senators  how  finances were utilized  in the 2017/18 financial  year amid reports of rampant misappropriations. Appearing before the Senate County Public accounts and Investment Committee ,WAITITU   said the content  of the report of the auditor  general implicating his leadership was politically motivated and engineered. “I am refusing page 17 and 18. I do not know where those figures and accounts came from and you well know it is…

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Crime Watch:Police Apprehend 5 suspects over the murder of OCS, chief in Chuka

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574 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,EMBU,2ND MAY 2019-Police on Thursday arrested five suspects linked to the killing of Chuka Officer Commanding Station Joseph Kinyua and an area chief. The OCS was hacked to death during a manhunt for suspects implicated in the murder of chief Japhet Mayau Mukengu. A police report  on the incident says , OCS Kinyua was hacked several times on the head, just outside the main’s suspect butchery. Police were forced to fire 42 times in the air to disperse  the irate mob  after the suspect…

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Former NLC chairman released on Ksh 7M cash bail.

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655 total views, 2 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,2ND MAY 2019-The high court has released the former NATIONAL LAND COMMISSION chair Muhamed Swazuri and other Co-accused on a Ksh 7 million . High  court judge Mumbi Ngugi has reviewed the bail and bond terms earlier given to the accused. Swazuri has been in police custody even over the Easter Weekend.Earlier the bond had been set at Ksh 30 Million.The lawyers representing Swazuri had earlier said the bail terms were too high. When Judge Mumbi Ngugi was reviewing that matter she sad they…

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Crime Watch: A chief hacked to death in Tharaka

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597 total views, 5 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,THARAKA NITHI,2ND MAY 2019-Angry  residents on Wednesday  night hacked to death a chief and set his body ablaze at Kamaindi in Tharaka Nithi county. Josphat Mukengu was flushed out of  his house by residents who accused him of killing a neighbour and burying his body near river Thuci last year. The residents also accused him of failing to intervene to have his brother release goats confined in his compound after they grazed on his farm. “People have been having issues with the chief, I think the…

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Result: Lionel Messi brace puts Barcelona on brink of final as Liverpool punished 3-0

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1,734 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII ,NAIROBI, 2ND MAY 2019-Lionel Messi has scored two second-half goals to earn Barcelona a 3-0 win against Liverpool at Camp Nou in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie. Former Liverpool fan favourite Luis Suarez put the hosts in front, but the Reds responded well and forced Marc-Andre ter Stegen into three big saves early in the second half. The visiting side’s failure to take their opportunities cost them as Messi scored twice in quick succession, the second a sublime free kick, to give Barcelona a huge advantage ahead of next…

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