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Sad:Doctors efforts to save lives of two children burnt by boiling chang’aa in Kericho fails to bear fruits as the two minors succumb to injuries

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2,696 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KERICHO,24TH MAY 2019-Two of four children burnt by hot chang’aa in Kapsoit ward on Wednesday night have died . The brewing and consumption of illicit drinks has however continued unabated.Kericho County Commissioner Moses Mbaruku was none committal on the steps his office has taken to fight the vice.“I am in a meeting and there is nothing much that I can say,” he said. On his part Kapsoit MCA Paul Chirchir wondered  why the county security team is not eager to crack its whip.”We don’t…

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Gay sex is still illegal as court declines to repeal law De-criminalizing it

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2,683 total views, no views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,24TH MAY 2019-The high Court has declined to repeal sections 162 of the penal code which criminalises gay sex.This is a big blow to the LGBT community which moved to  court to push for changes in law to decriminalise it. The community wanted the court to decriminalize consensual same sex but Judges Chacha Mwita, Roselyne Aburili and John Mativo in a unanimous decision declined. “The Court holds that the impugned provisions of the Penal Code are not vague and disclose an offence. The…

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Sports 

Umaru Kasumba is the Player of the Month for April 2019

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4,693 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,24TH MAY 2019-Sofapaka striker Umaru Kasumba has become the second player after Enock Agwanda to bag two Sportpesa/LG player of the month award in one season. This is after the Ugandan forward who bagged the February 2019 award was feted for his exemplary performance in April during an award ceremony held at Eastleigh Secondary School on Friday 24th May. “I knew you would come back and give me another award. I’m a believer so when I told you that I’ll win it again…

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Ruto says the youth are experts of fourth industrial revolution

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2,948 total views, 1 views today BY DPPS,NAIROBI,Deputy President William Ruto has said the future of Africa lies in the youth being put at the centre of its development plans. He said gone were days when this energetic and innovative age class would be seen as future leaders. Addressing the Shape Africa Summit at the United Nations Complex in Gigiri on Friday, Dr Ruto said the youth are the experts of the fourth industrial revolution. “They must, therefore, be at the fore-front of shaping the Africa we want,” he said. He told…

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KRA appoints two senior executives to advance transformation agenda

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837 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,24TH MAY 2019-The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Board has appointed two senior executives as part of the ongoing organizational transformation programme. The Board appointed Paul Muema Matuku and Dr. Fred Mugambi Mwirigi to serve as Commissioner of Legal Services & Board Coordination and Head of Kenya School of Revenue Administration (KESRA), respectively. A statement sent to the press said the appointment of the two executives is part of the Authority’s commitment to tap into competitively sourced and experienced human talent to advance KRA’s…

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Suspects in the murder of disabled woman t in Machakos to remain in police custody

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574 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT, MACHAKOS,24TH MAY 2019-Four suspects in connection with the death of a disabled woman  will remain in police custody  and  undergo a medical checkup. The four are Eunice Mueni, Danson Sila, David Mwendwa and Sam Kioko who are all relatives to the deceased woman Esther Kavinya. Machakos Principal Magistrate Ann Wanyoike on Friday also ordered the suspects to remain in custody until June 11 when they will be allowed to take plea. The suspects were arraigned in court on Monday but did not take…

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ISSUANCE OF TAX COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE (TCC) NOT ON HALT

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1,040 total views, 3 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,24TH MAY 2019-The Kenya revenue Authority (KRA)  says  the issuance of Tax Compliance Certificate (TCC) is ongoing contrary to reports that the process had been suspended. According to the statement sent to the press ,KRA says for taxpayers who have no tax liability, iTax will generate an automatic TCC. However, some taxpayers may experience challenges when applying for the TCC if they have tax compliance related issues. In such cases, the taxpayers will receive a message informing them about the need for a verification before…

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International News 

British prime minister Theresa May to announce resignation

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3,979 total views, no views today BY  INDEPENDENT ,LONDON,24TH MAY 2019-Theresa May is expected to set out when she will quit Number 10 after a Cabinet revolt over her plan to bring back her Brexit deal in the Commons. The prime minister will meet Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the powerful 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers, today to discuss her future following “frank” talks between senior ministers and the beleaguered premier. Committee sources have said they expect June 10 to be the date Ms May resigns as Tory leader, whil possibly staying on as a…

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Court set to deliver a ruling on decriminalising gay reunion

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957 total views, no views today BY ANN MUNENE ,NAIROBI,24TH MAY 2019-A three-judge bench is on  Friday set to deliver a long-awaited ruling on a petition seeking to decriminalise sections of the Penal Code that make it illegal to have consensual same sex. Gay rights groups supported the petition initially filed by Eric Gitari, who wants the court to quash sections 162 and 165 of the Penal Code. They argued that the State has no business regulating matters of intimacy. But religious groups argued that such matters should be guided by…

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