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Blow to retired president Daniel Moi as court in Eldoret orders him to pay Ksh.1.06 billion as compensation for land grabbing

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2,011 total views, no views today  BY KORIR JUMA,ELDORET,16TH MAY 2019-Retired President Daniel Arap Moi  ha suffered a blow after a high court in Eldoret  ordered him to pay Ksh.1 06 billion as compensation for illegally acquiring 53 acres of land belonging to an 81-year-old widow, Susan Cheburet Chelugui. While delivering the ruling in the case that has dragged for 27 years, Judge Anthony Ombwayo said acquisition of the land by the former president and Rai Plywood Limited, was done in an unlawful manner. “…Acquisition of the said properties by the…

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Immediate former Govt Spokesman Eric Kiraithe is now the ICT Ministry Cabinet Administrative Secretary (CAS)

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2,006 total views, no views today BY ANN MUNENE ,NAIROBI,16TH MAY 2019-Immediate Former government Spokesperson Eric Kiraithe was, on Wednesday, appointed as the ICT Ministry Cabinet Administrative Secretary (CAS)  by ICT Principal Secretary Jerome Ochieng. Kiraithe’s  redeployment was announced as his successor in the communications docket Col (Rtd) Cyrus Odhiambo Oguna held his first press briefing. While handing over to Oguna at Teleposta Towers, Kiraithe described Former Linda Nchi Spokesperson as one of the most competent Kenyans to take up the role of the voice of the government. “I can’t think of anyone better…

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Matiangi Speaks tough as he visits troubled Matangu area in kakamega,Vows to wipe out criminals

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2,096 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KAKAMEGA,16TH MAY 2019-Interior cabinet secretary Fred Matiangi on Thursday visited Security challenged Matungu sub-county in Kakamega county ,promising to wipe out all gangs terrorizing wanach. Matiangi also announced the  launch of  a major security operation in the area  following a series of killings that have left 18 people dead in a span of one month. Interior Cabinet Secretary  who was accompanied by other officials from the ministry , said a contingent of General Service Unit (GSU) officers will be deployed to beef up security…

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War on graft: EACC detectives arrests 6 top Communications Authority officials

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619 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIOBI,16TH MAY 2019-The  Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)  detectives on Thursday arrested six senior officials of the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) over failure   procurement irregularities. Officials nabbed include : Assistant Director and Head of Procurement Joyce Nyambache Osinde and tender committee members; Stanley K. Kibe, Leo Kibet Boruett, Vincent Ngundi, Jane Jeptanui Rotich and Philip Kiplagat. They are further accused of flouting procurement regulations during the evaluation of a tender for renovation of CA’s stand at the Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK)…

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Police arrest two in Mombasa with elephant tusks weighing 9kgs

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596 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,16TH MAY 2019-Police in Mombasa  have arrested two suspects in possession of elephant tusks weighing 9Kgs .The two were arrested  in Mwembe Tayari. Police  say  Ibrahim Samonali who is a foreigner and Japhet Muguni Bakari had put the nine tusks in a sack of maize. The two are in lawful custody waiting to be arraigned. Police have also confiscated trophies which they had and will be used as exhibits. This  is one incident  among several others    which have  been witnessed  at the coastal  region…

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Oguna addresses the press as government spokesperson as he officially assumes office

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541 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,16TH MAY 2019-New Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna has  officially taken office from his predecessor Erick Kiraithe. While speaking in his capacity as the government spokesman on Thursday,Oguna said that he has officially resigned from the military as he focuses on his new assignment. “I’m now retired from the military. You can now refer me as Rt. Colonel Cyrus Oguna,” he said. Oguna has said the country has no choice but to embrace the growing digital economy. He added that the Big Four Agenda…

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Boycott new curriculum and revert to the 8-4-4 system,KNUT tells teachers

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493 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,16TH MAY 2019-Opposition emanating from Kenya National union of Teachers  towards  the new curriculum continues to  grow after KNUT asked teachers to boycott it and instead  revert to the 8-4-4 system. Addressing the press on Thursday ,Knut secretary general Wilson Sossion termed the launch of the policy paper to guide implementation of the curriculum as “putting the cart before the horse”. Sossion described Education CS George Magoha, who has been spearheading the competency-based curriculum, as arrogant and intolerant. “I should tell Magoha that…

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Business 

Sanlam Investments East Africa maintains pension fund management market lead

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887 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,16TH MAY 2019-The Retirement Benefits Authority has announced an 8 percent year-on-year increase in the total assets under management by fund managers and approved issuers in Kenya. According to the recently released RBA Retirement Benefits Industry report for December 2018, 16 fund managers and 15 approved issuers, submitted 1,236 scheme reports with a total fund value of Ksh. 980 billion representing an 8 percent increase compared to the December 2017 values. The report further confirms that the total assets managed by fund managers amounted to Ksh.…

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Sad:A disabled woman raped,murdered in Machakos

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671 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,16TH MAY 2019-Police are investigating an  incident  in which a disabled woman in Machakos was raped before been murdered. The  body of the victim a 37-year-old woman who lived alone in Kalama Location, was found naked on her bed on Wednesday morning. Police suspect she was raped before her crutches were inserted into her private parts. Police report seen by UpesiNews indicate that , Esther Wavinya Mwanthi’s half-naked body was found by her relatives who live in the same compound whom  then alerted the area…

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Detectives arrests fake Gold scandal fugitive Jared Otieno

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907 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,16TH  MAY 2019- Police  have Jared Otieno, the main fugitive in the fake Gold scandal. DCI boss George Kinoti says detectives have also seized two of his brand new vehicles–a Porsche and Bentley—that were parked at his newly acquired palatial home in Nairobi’s Karen. Several other suspects–including Zaheer Jhanda–whom police describe as a person of interest in the investigation are being sought. According to  photographs circulating on social media since last week, Jhanda is seen hobnobbing with the high and mighty in the…

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Police Apprehend most wanted convicted criminal in Kawangware

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935 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,16TH MAY 2019- Police in Nairobi’s Kawangware area have have arrested one of the most wanted criminals Kelson Lienga also known as  Kevin Lienga . The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the suspect who was arrested on Wednesday is connected to a series of crimes in western including robbery with violence and defilement. DCI through its twitter account  stated that “In 2017, the suspect was involved in a series of robberies & serious assault including one in Sabatia where he chopped off the leg…

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