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Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Star Team Ready for the Training Camp

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806 total views, 2 views today Nairobi Kenya – Tuesday 7th May 2019…  The Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Star team successfully landed in Barcelona today ahead of their ten-day training camp with the Spanish La-Liga sides. The players left Nairobi, JKIA on Monday 6th May at 22:45pm and landed in Dubai on Tuesday at 4:45 am for a layover to Barcelona. They left Dubai Airport to Barcelona at 8:00am landing in Catalonia, Spain at 3:00pm Kenyan time. The team consists of 32 of the best players – 17 boys and 15 girls who were…

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Special school calendar post-Cyclone Kenneth

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3,319 total views, no views today BY BBC NEWS,MAPUTO,7TH MAY,2019-Mozambique has decided to set up a special academic calendar for students affected by Cyclone Kenneth, which hit the northern provinces of Cabo Delgado and Nampula last month. Forty-three people have died and 70 schools have been destroyed across both provinces, affecting more than 22,000 children. “Students in the storm-hit areas lost 10 days of classes,” said Mozambique’s Deputy Minister of Education Armindo Ngunga when he announced the calendar change on Monday. He added that extra assistance would be provided to allow…

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MPs quest to award themselves Ksh.250K monthly house allowance suffers a setback as SRC says its illegal

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1,644 total views, no views today BY  JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI, 7TH MAY 2019-The push by members of parliament to award themselves a monthly house allowance of Ksh.250,000 has suffered a setback after the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) said  the move is illegal and unconstitutional. According to  a statement issued Tuesday evening, the commission’s Chairperson Lyn Mengich maintained that its SRC’s responsibility to determine salaries and benefits for MPs and all other State officers. “Article 260 of the Constitution categorises Members of Parliament as State Officers and as such, determination of their…

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No longer at ease in Nandi county as governor Stephen Sang suspends 16 county officials

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1,560 total views, no views today BY ANN MUNENE,7TH MAY 2019-In the wake of reports that millions of tax payers cash  is been misappropriated across the counties,Nandi County Governor Stephen Sang has  suspended 16 county officials among them three county executive committee members over allegations of graft and theft of county property. The property suspected to have been stolen is in the department of transport and infrastructure.Investigations conducted a while ago   revealed that a consignment of 99 tyres valued at Ksh.3.4 million meant for county vehicles as well as material for construction…

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Professor Tom Ojienda gets reprieve after Court dismisses bid to block him from LSK S’ slot in JSC

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1,456 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,7TH MAY 2019-Lawyer  Professor Tom Ojienda can now breadth easy after the High Court on Tuesday  dismissed an application seeking to block him  as the Law Society of Kenya nominee to the Judicial Service Commission. While issuing the ruling,Justice James Makau said the court lacks jurisdiction to entertain the petition, for which the applicant Mark Ndungu ought to have sought arbitration. The judge ruled that the LSK has a dispute resolution mechanism which should have been approached first as the law requires before…

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Schools ordered to hold meetings to discuss on measures to discipline students as second term kicks in

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733 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,7TH MAY 2019-All schools in the country have been directed  to hold board meetings to discuss  on student discipline during as the second term sets inn.The  order was given by  Education Principal Secretary Dr Belio Kipsang. According to him ,the boards should come up with practical ways of handling indiscipline challenges often witnessed during this time of the education calendar, but ensure measures put in place are fair but firm. The schools  principals have also not been left out with the government tasking…

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Blow to Evans Kidero as court throws out an appeal challenging his prosecution

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639 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI, 7TH MAY 2019-Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero on Tuesday  suffered a blow after  the high court threw out  an appeal he had filed challenging the corruption charges against him. Kidero is  facing  charges   where Nairobi County lost Sh213 million during his tenure in office. Kidero went to  High Court claiming the charge sheet presented in court implicating him in the multi-million shilling scandal is defective. He says the  charges against him are faulty and that the prosecution lumped them together with those of…

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Government Spokesman Eric Kiraithe sacked,his place taken over by Colonel Cyrus Oguna

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668 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,7TH MAY 2019-Government Spokesman, Eric Kiraithe has been replaced by Linda Nchi Spokesman (Rtd) Colonel Cyrus Oguna. In a statement signed by ICT CS Joe Mucheru, the move takes effect immediately as the government rebuilds its communication structure. “In line with directions from the Executive Office of the President through the Head of the Public Service, the office of the Government Spokesman shall be domiciled at the ICT Ministry,” the statement read. Oguna shall now have the oversight role of all government communication…

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Application by Governor Obado co-accused in Sharon Otieno murder case seeking to have judge lesiit disqualify himself set for May 29

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332 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,7TH MAY 2019-The high court is set to  rule on an application for disqualification of Justice Jessie Lesiit by two accused charged together with Migori Governor Okoth Obado over the murder of Sharon Otieno  May 29, 2019. The two Michael Oyamo and Caspal Obiero say if the judge continue to hear the case  justice may not be delivered for them considering  the judge  refused to release them on bond but freed Obado on bond. The two were    released on bond last December…

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Kenya on a mission to foster security relations with US

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618 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA ,NAIROBI,7TH MAY 2019-The Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma is among  top government officials who have arrived in the United states of American  in a move aimed at fostering close security ties with the powerful nation. The first Bilateral Strategic Dialogue in Washington is set for Today  Tuesday, and Kenyan government officials are upbeat  that the  meeting  will  also cement security deals focusing on terrorism, policing and border protection. “The two countries are expected to sign the agreement to guide the Strategic…

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