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Court rules that 15-year experience requirement for IEBC CEO job is unlawful

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2,122 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,22ND MAY 201-The High Court has ruled that the requirement by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for one to have 15 years experience in order to apply for the Chief Executive Officer position was against the law. Delivering the ruling, Justice Hellen Wasilwa on Wednesday said IEBC acted outside the provisions of the law by requiring applicants to have 15 years of professional experience to apply for the post previously held by Ezra Chiloba. Justice Wasilwa also  ruled that the manner…

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Crime Watch:Lawyer stabs his colleague to death in Eldoret

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2,025 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,ELDORET,22ND MAY 2019-Police in Eldoret are investigating  an incident  which  a lawyer  is accused of stabbing his fellow advocate to death at a house party in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County.The lawyer has since been arrested. The suspect, Abel Mogaka, was on Wednesday arraigned before Eldoret Chief Magistrate Charles Obulutsa where the prosecution made an application for 10 days to complete investigations as well as modify the charges against the accused. The court is on Thursday  expected to rule on the two application . The…

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Sports 

Gor Gor Mahia FC wins the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) title for a record-stretching 18th time

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3,357 total views, no views today BY UPESINEWS REPORTER,NAIROBI,22ND MAY 2019-Gor Mahia FC on Wednesday  won the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) title for a record-stretching 18th time after Bandari FC, the last challenger with a chance of overturning their lead, crashed out of the title race. Bandari faced a must-win situation against Mathare United and had hoped Gor lose against Vihiga United to keep them in the race but they ultimately let it slip after  their barren draw at the Kasarani Stadium on Wednesday. This  automatically  Gor’s lead at the top…

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KeNHA wants 4 Chinese workers deported for assaulting Kenyan officer even as their employer dismisses them

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1,778 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,22ND MAY 2019-Just days after  4 Chinese contractors assaulted  a  Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) officer ,the Authority is now   seeking to have their work permits  revoked .The Authority through a statement to newsrooms said it had  noted with concern reports from a section of the media regarding the incident that took place last week. “KeNHA on May 21, 2019 expelled the staff from the project site and has made a recommendation for a cancellation of work permits for the foreign staff involved,”…

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President Uhuru launches mortgage company for cheap homes

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645 total views, no views today BY PSCU,NAIROBI,22ND MAY,2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday  launched the Kenya Morgage Refinance Company in partnership between the government and the private sector. The initiative is aimed at reaching the goal of adequate, safe and affordable housing for all, especially the lower income group, which is part of the Big Four Agenda. The expectation of the refinance company is to contribute to the development of the housing finance market and to help increase the number of mortgages from the current 26,000 to over 60,000 by the…

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President Kenyatta inspects housing, road projects in Nairobi

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471 total views, no views today BY PSCU,NAIROBI,22ND MAY,2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday made impromptu tours of housing and infrastructure projects in Nairobi. The President visited Parkroad Estate in Ngara where the Government is building 1,370 houses with the first phase of 228 units expected to be ready by September this year. The housing project is part of the Government’s plan to construct 500,000 affordable housing units by 2022 under the Housing Pillar of the Big 4 Agenda. The President who was accompanied by Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary James Macharia…

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Governor Sonko unveils biometric system, warns lazy County staff

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366 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,22ND MAY 2019-Nairobi City Governor Mike Sonko has officially launched the biometric staff management system aimed  at  ensuring the time the  time employees report to work and leave work and the amount of time spent at work is documented. The governor who put on notice  lazy county employees said  he will not hesitate to dismiss them should they steal the county’s precious time.He added that  the system will  maximize the employees’ output and also weed out ghost workers from the county payroll. Sonko…

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Business 

KCB Group Plc Q1 2019 Net Profit up 11% to KShs.5.8 Bn.

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1,547 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,22ND MAY,2019-KCB Group PLC after tax profit grew 11% to KShs. 5.8 billion in the first quarter of 2019. Stronger non-funded income lines, robust loan book growth and reduction in interest expense drove performance from KShs. 5.2 billion reported the same period last year. KCB Group CEO and MD Joshua Oigara said while the regulatory and operating business environment remained in flux, the Group’s corporate and retail franchises continued to post impressive returns, helping the lender to grow its market share. “The performance is…

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ICIFA suspends investment analyst David Tumaini Maina over professional misconduct,fraud

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721 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,22ND MAY ,2019-The Investment and Financial analysts’ regulator, Institute of Certified Financial Analysts (ICIFA) has de registered one of its members,  Mr.David Tumaini Maena for a period of 10 years. The regulator has further imposed a  heavy financial penalty of Kshs 1.1 million fine for professional misconduct during his tenure as a Fixed Income Dealer between January 2016 and June 2017 while trading Treasury Bonds. Through a press statement sent to the press on Wednesday, The regulator says the Disciplinary Committee of ICIFA had…

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506 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KISUMU,22ND MAY 2019-Services have been grounded  at the Kisumu County Offices  situated at Huduma Centre  after Power and water were  disconnected  over accumulation of unpaid bills . Addressing the press some Workers  say they have been without power since Monday. According to the head of Administration at the county Kadiri Haggai  confirmed the disconnections but did not reveal the amount  owed to Kenya Power and Kisumu Water and Sewerage Company that led to the disconnections. Normal service delivery to the public at the Kisumu…

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All the 17 foreign nationals deported were dealing with illegal betting business-Matiang’i

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837 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,22ND MAY 2019-Two days after Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi  warned  that no foreigner will be allowed to remain in the country  while undertaking illegal betting business , The CS has signed deportation orders for 17 nationals accused of running illegal betting businesses in the country. “We will not allow other people to come and do unlawful business in the country. I want to tell you for free those doing this business without a valid license will be deported,” warned Matiangi in a…

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Gay rights champion ambassador Binyavanga Wainaina Dies

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898 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,22ND MAY 2019-Kenneth Binyavanga Wainaina  who is known for championing the rights of gay people in Kenya has died. The family of Wainaina who is a author confirmed that the 48-year-old died on Tuesday at 8:48 pm after a short illness at the Aga Khan hospital. Binyavanga was the 2002 Caine Prize winner for African Writing after his short story “Discovering Home”. He was also awarded by the Kenya Publisher’s Association in recognition of his services to Kenyan literature. It will be recalled that…

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