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Chinese Nationals warned against breaking laws in Kenya

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2,437 total views, no views today BY DPPS,NAIROBI,23RD MAY 2019-Chinese nationals in Kenya have been warned of tough punishment if they fail to respect the laws of the country. Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Wu Peng said China was concerned by cases of their citizens’ failure to regulate their behaviour. He said those found flouting the laws of the land would not only be punished by Kenya but also will face “our own internal measures as China”. He spoke today when he met Deputy President William Ruto at his Karen Office in…

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KRA wins Kshs 166million case against dam construction firm CMC Di Ravenna Kenya

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3,638 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,23RD,MAY 2019-The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has won a case against Italian Dam Construction company Co-operativa Muratori e Cementisti (CMC) di Ravenna, seeking a Kshs 166million Value Added Tax Refund. In a judgement delivered on Wednesday by High Court Judges Lady Justice Pauline Nyamweya and John Mativo, CMC Di Ravenna Kenya, a Company contracted by Rift Valley Water Services Board to construct Itare dam for the sum of KShs.28.9 billion lost the case where it was suing KRA for VAT refund of Kshs. 166,…

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Reprieve for Governor Waititu as court grants him anticipatory bail in fight to secure his freedom e

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1,919 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,23RD MAY 2019-Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu has obtained an anticipatory bail of Ksh.500,000 in a bid to secure his release after he was arrested on Thursday by anti-graft detectives. The bail was granted by Magistrate Bryan Khaemba who directed that the orders be served to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) upon which the Governor is expected to be released. “Any party served with this order and disobeys the same or any part thereof shall be guilty of contempt of court and liable…

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Court grants Omtatah’s request to serve MPs via newspaper on Ksh.250K house allowance case

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520 total views, no views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,23RD MAY,2019-Activist  Okiya Omtatah has been allowed by the court to  to serve 420 MPs by substituted service through the local dailies . Omtatah  will be expected to place an advertorial notice in two daily newspapers of national circulation. The orders were approved after Omtatah told the court that it would be difficult for him to serve all the lawmakers in person. “To serve each MP is a difficult task that may take long,” the court noted. This order has been granted following…

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Police apprehend A man after posing on facebook with a G3 Rifle

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473 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KIRINYAGA,23RD MAY 2019-Police in Kirinyaga County have  arrested a man who posted a photo on Facebook while holding a G3 rifle two days ago. According to Gichugu OCPD Anthony Mbogo  who confirmed the Thursday incident ,said the man suspected to have been involved in violent robberies in the region was nabbed at his home in Umbui village in Gichugu Constituency following a tip off from members of the public. However, police officers did not find the said firearm in the man’s house. The OCPD…

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There is no bad blood between Kenya and Somalia-Foreign affairs ministry

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608 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,23RD MAY 2019-Kenya has refuted reports that there is a trained  relations with Somalia over a maritime border dispute terming the recent decision by airport officials to turn away a Somali delegation as a purely immigration matter. According to Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Amb Macharia Kamau , the refusal of entry to three Somali officials was not unique and that immigration and security clearance restrictions have affected other countries in the region. “There’s no diplomatic row. Why do we sensationalize the pettiest of…

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Safaricom extends Bob Collymore time by one year

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2,285 total views, no views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,23RD MAY 2019-Giant telecommunications company Safaricom has extended the contract of its Chief executive officer Bob Collymore by a one year. Collymore’s tenure was scheduled to come to an end in August this year.   This had caused uncertainty among share holders and stakeholders of the company who felt that his exit could adversely effect the performance of the firm deemed most stable in the country. Sources says the one year period will enable the management  have time search for his successor

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Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu arrested by EACC detectives,taken for questioning in graft probe

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719 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,23RD MAY 2019-Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu has been arrested and taken to the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) headquarters in Nairobi  for questioning  over alleged graft-related issues. This comes just hours after ,EACC detectives raided his houses in Garden City and Runda at dawn on Thursday and spend the better part of the day  searching them . Waititu was  expected to record a statement over alleged corruption in his administration’s Kaa Sober program which is aimed at rehabilitating alcoholics. The Kiambu County…

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Govt now shifts its attention to Huduma Namba clean up after registration-Oguna

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535 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,23RD MAY 2019-After  the completion of the ongoing Huduma Nmaba registration  exercise on Saturday,the government  will embark the clean up of the register.  Government Spokesman Cyrus Oguna says those who will have missed the registration exercise for the Huduma Namba will be able to do so at their respective local Assistant Chiefs Office. Oguna said there will be no extension to the exercise after Saturday. “After the 25th of May, registration for the Huduma Namba will be taken back to the local Assistants Chiefs.…

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DP Ruto says he is ready to concede defeat he loses in 2022 presidential race

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208 total views, no views today  BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,23RD MAY 2019-Deputy President William Ruto says he  is reday to concede defeat  if he loses in the presidential  contest to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta during the 2022 Presidential Election. Ruto who spoke  during a live interview on Kameme FM on Thusrday morning ,said he will instead take up the role of Leader of Opposition and hold the incoming government to account. “If it is God’s Will that I should be the Jubilee Party’s flag-bearer in the 2022 presidential race, and we lose;…

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Kenya joins the world in marking world Fistula day

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549 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,23RD  MAY 2019-Kenya has joined the world today in marking world fistula day marked on 23RD May every year. It is estimated  that  Fistula cases are reported  in four women  out of   one Thousand  who gives birth each day in the country. According to    a report   released  by  the World Health Organization (WHO )  ,says  there are  new cases  totaling  3000  of Fistula reported  every year in Kenya with only  7.5 %  of patient receiving treatment.    

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EACC Detectives raid Kiambu Governor Waititu’s homes in Nairobi in graft probe

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868 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,23RD MAY 2019-Ethics and anti Corruption  commission Detectives on Thursday morning raided the homes of Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu in Runda and Garden Estate, Nairobi.The raid  is said to be related to the ongoing investigation  into alleged corruption in  Kiambu   county. UpesiNews has established that Tens of officers arrived at the residence a few minutes after 5am and started a search for files and documents. The outspoken governor, popularly known as Baba Yao, is under the EACC spotlight over alleged corruption in a…

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