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KRA seizes ethanol declared as spaghetti in Nairobi

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2,106 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,15TH MAY,2019-The Kenya Revenue Authority on Wednesday seized a shipment of smuggled ethanol declared as imported spaghetti at the Inland Container Depot in Nairobi. The consignment was intercepted by the KRA Customs and Border Control unit . Imported from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with an assessed tax value of more than Sh15 million, the consignment had been concealed in four 20-foot containers that had arrived at the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) operated Inland Container Depot last month. This comes at a time…

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KRA tax evasion scandal:15 more suspects arraigned

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2,366 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,15TH MAY,2019-Fifteen more suspects accused of abetting tax evasion and bribery at the Kenya revenue Authority (KRA ) were arraigned in court  in Nairobi on Wednesday. The prosecution is seeking to have them detained for 21 days to enable them conclude investigations into the matter. Meanwhile, 38 KRA staff who were Monday arraigned in a Nairobi court and detained for 14 days pending conclusion of investigations have moved to court  challenging  their detention. The accused in an application they claim that unless the…

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EACC wants Governor Lenolkulal’s request to access his frozen bank accounts rejected

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1,959 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,15TH MAY 2019-Woes facing  Samburu governor Moses Kasaine Lenolkulal  continues after the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) on Wednesday asked the court to dismiss an application he filed seeking to be allowed access to his bank accounts. The Besieged governor had sought unconditional access to four accounts held at Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) saying he is not able to access his salary so as to cater for his personal and family subsistence, utilities, bills and other accruing expenses. However, EACC argued that the…

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The office of the DPP opposes attempt by suspects in NYS scandal to have cases consolidated

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540 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,15TH MAY 2019-The Director of public prosecution  Noordin Haji has opposed  a from suspects in National Youth Service (NYS) multimillion shilling scandal to have them tried by a bench of three magistrates . Haji holds that  the application by 53 of them including  former PS Lilian Omollo and NYS Director General Richard Ndubai is an abuse of the court process. He Further says the High Court which is being asked to empanel the bench lacks the jurisdiction to do so. In his submission, The…

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Macharia Njeru sworn in as representatives to JSC

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812 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,15TH MAY 2019-High Court Judge David Majanja and human rights lawyer Macharia Njeru have been sworn in at the Supreme Court as representatives of LSK and High Court to the JSC respectively. The two  took oathe under the administration of Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Amadi, marking the beginning of their 5-year reign as representatives at the Judicial Service Commission. Macharia Njeru, who is also a former IPOA boss beat Prof Tom Ojienda on Thursday last week in a fiercely contested Law…

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VERDICT:Reprieve nurses’ union officials as court suspends their prosecution

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761 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,15TH MAY 2019-Officials of Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) have every reason to smile after the Employment and Labour Relations Court  suspended criminal prosecution against  them. Justice Byram Ongayo ruled that the prosecution of Seth Panyako and 10 others before the Chief Magistrate’s court shall not proceed until determination of a petition challenging the case is made. The union through lawyer Edgar Busiega told the judge that the criminal charges preferred against the officials has no basis in law, saying it is…

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New curriculum roll-out is right on course and unstoppable-CS Magoha

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715 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,15TH MAY 2019-The ongoing roll-out of the Competency Based Curriculum will go on as scheduled .This is  according to  Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha who  says so far, 12 million books have been distributed to schools. Speaking during the launch of a new curriculum policy, Magoha stated that the implementation of the new curriculum is his utmost priority. He said that the Education Ministry has held consultative meetings with critical stakeholders on the initiative. “I think it is right and just to keep…

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