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Khalwale officially joins Deputy president Camp,ditches Ford Kenya party

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1,921 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,17TH MAY 2019-Ford Kenya deputy party leader Boni Khalwale has officially  defected from Ford Kenya to Jubilee party. Khalwale  made the announcement  on Friday at his homestead, where he hosted Deputy President William Ruto, who received him to the party Khalwale, who had been summoned to appear before the disciplinery committee of Ford-K, said who would not appear. Khalwale  faced expulsion from Ford Kenya for endorsing Deputy President William Ruto’s 2022 presidential ambitions. Party disciplinary committee chairperson Ferdinand Wanyonyi said Khalwale’s association with Ruto…

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President Uhuru Kenyatta heeds to Kenyans cry, extends Huduma Namba registration by a week

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2,017 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,17TH MAY,2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta has heeded calls from Kenyans across the country  and announced an extension of Huduma Namba mass registration  exercise by a week. The new  new deadline is 25th May 2019 at 6.00pm.In a statement sent to newsrooms on Friday evening,the president acknowledged the efforts demonstrated by officers  who have been undertaking the registration commending them for an amazing job well done. He also commended the millions of Kenyans who had by the end of business Friday turned out to register.…

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Shame on you for allowing suspects to wear hoodies and sunglasses in court to cover their faces,CJ Mariga tells judges.

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1,695 total views, no views today  BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,17TH MAY 2019-Chief Justice David Maraga has criticized    judges for allowing suspects to wear hoodies and sunglasses in court to cover their faces. A  strong-worded memo on Friday to all judges, magistrates and Kadhis, CJ Maraga noted that suspects have recently made it a trend to make themselves unidentifiable in court. “While exercising you individual and independent control of your courts, you must ensure that you are not seen to perpetuating impunity by allowing egregious behaviour by the suspects, particularly when such…

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Confession of a killer: suspect Joseph Ochieng’ reveals why he killed Constable Pauline Wangari

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593 total views, 3 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,17TH MAY 2019-The main  suspect in the killing of 24-year-old Pauline Wangari, a Murang’a prison warder, has revealed what transpired the material  night. Narrating to the DCI Officers in Muranga Joseph Ochieng’ said  that Monday, May 13, 209 was the first time he met face-to-face with Wangari. The 24-year-old had initially been communicating with Wangari through Facebook. Ochieng who was born and raised in Kisumu claims to be an artiste. He told detectives how travelled from Nairobi that morning to meet the deceased for…

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EX sports CS Rachard Echesa arrested over Matungu killing

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327 total views, 1 views today BY  CORRESPONDENT,KAKAMEGA,17TH MAY 2019-Police have arrested former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa  in Kakamega. Echesa was arrested shortly  after leaving a meeting in Malinya, Ikolomani where DP William Ruto had addressed area leaders including Bonny Khalwale who later announced his defection to Jubilee party. Echesa was taken to the Kakamega Central Police Station and is reportedly being interrogated over the recent Matungu killings that left 12 people dead. Earlier on  Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala was also arrested . Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)…

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Law society of Kenya lashes out at Interior Ministry over Huduma Namba registration deadline

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438 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,17TH MAY 2019-The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) on Friday criticized  Interior ministry for overlooking an existing court order on the Huduma Namba registration, which has seen Kenyans scamper to register before Saturday deadline. The organization  says  the 6pm Saturday deadline set by the ministry was misleading. According to LSK , the Interior CS Fred Matiang’i failed to consider the court ruling prohibiting any ultimatums from the government for Huduma Namba registration. This comes as Long queues  are  witnessed  across the country, with…

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The main suspect in fake Gold scam to be remanded for one more week

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761 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,17TH MAY 2019-The man said to be  the main suspect in the fake gold scandal Jared Kiasa Otieno will remain in police custody  for   the next one week  to  allow detectives from the DCI  who are investigating  the matter to complete their investigations. The investigations centers around  alleged fraud and obtaining money by false pretenses. Initially the  prosecution had applied for 14 days, but trial Magistrate Paul Mayova reduced it to half after hearing all parties. When the suspect was produced in court…

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Court orders 38 KRA suspects released on Sh200,000 cash bail each

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930 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,17TH MAY 2019-High court  in Nairobi has ordered the release on bail of  38 suspects remanded over tax evasion claims at the Kenya Revenue Authority.The accused  have been released on a cash bail of Sh200,000 each. While  issuing the ruling on their request to be released on bail,judge Luka Kimaru further directed that the suspects should report to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations every day at 10am until he delivers a substantive ruling on Tuesday next week. This comes after their lawyers led by…

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Communications Authority of Kenya says no money was lost following arrest of its six officials

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852 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI 17TH MAY 2019-The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA)  on Friday  said  no money was lost in an advertising tender as claimed by EACC detectives who arrested six of its senior officials on Thursday . In a statement the Authority’s  Board Chairman Ngene Gituku explained that in 2014, the Authority invited tenders for the renovation of its exhibition stand at the Nairobi Agricultural Society of Kenya show ground from the list of its pre-qualified contractors. He pointed out that the tender committee in its deliberations noted…

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Jared Otieno, the main fugitive in the fake Gold to be arraigned in court

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618 total views, 2 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,17TH MAY 2019-Jared Otieno, the main fugitive in the fake Gold scandal is expected to be arraigned in court on Friday. Otieno was arrested  by the detectives  from the directorate of criminal investigations (DCI) on Friday. He was  arrested during a dawn security operation. DCI boss George Kinoti  confirmed that  detectives  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. “The fugitive Jared Otieno has been arrested,” Kinoti said on  Thursday…

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As Kenyans rush to beat tomorrow’s registration deadline for Huduma Namba,over 2000 residents of Loita in Narok may not be able to register for lack of IDs.

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645 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,17TH MAY 2019-Long queues  can be seen at various Huduma Namba centres across the country as Kenyans rush to beat tomorrow’s registration deadline. Spot check by Upesinews in various parts of the country on Friday Morning has revealed that Kenyans started arriving at various  Huduma Namba centers as early as  5am in in order to ensure that they are registered even as the official time given elapses on Saturday. Addressing   the press on Wednesday  in Nairobi,interior Cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i was categorical that there…

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