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3 die in JKUAT Bus Accident Along Kenol-Murang’a Road

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2,853 total views, 2 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,27TH MAY,2019-Three people lost their lives on  Monday afternoon in an accident involving a university bus along the Kenol-Murang’a road. Sources says  the three were travelling in a matatu belonging to Namu Sacco, which it hit a bus belonging to the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. According to Murang’a County Police Commander Josephat Kinyua who confirmed the incident said  that Mbugwa Sub-Location Assistant Chief Michael Nduati was among the casualties. He further revealed that the other two who died was a man and…

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Kirinyaga governor Ann Waiguru sweats before the senate as she is taken to task on Ksh2 Billion Missing County Fund cash

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2,048 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,27TH MAY,2019-Kirinyaga Governor, Anne Waiguru, had a difficult time  before  the Senate Committee on Monday to explains just how over Ksh2 billion was reportedly unaccounted according to  the auditor general’s report of the 2017/2018 financial year While responding to the queries raised by the Moses Kajwang led committee , the governor  blamed her county officers in charge of operating the Integrated Financial Management Information system(IFMIS). She stated that the officers were not fully conversant with the system, thus leading to wrong entries and consequently…

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Prepare for sweeping changes in political arena, says Odinga

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1,850 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,27TH MAY,2019– The Opposition leader Raila Odinga who is also Orange Democratic Party (ODM) Leader, has announced declared that the country should prepare for huge changes that he says take Kenya to the next level economically,socially and political wise . Raila was speaking at Burma Market along Jogoo road where he had made an impromptu trip during lunch hour on Monday. “Don’t be swayed or derailed by politics of 2022. There are things we must fix before 2022. If we don’t stand up…

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KRA allowed to collect withholding taxes from Sportpesa

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833 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,27TH MAY 2019-The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has received a go-ahead to collect more than Kshs 2.7billion worth of monthly taxes on withholding tax on winnings from Sportpesa. This follows a ruling by Milimani Commercial Courts Chief Magistrate, Peter Gesora, allowing KRA to collect withholding taxes on winnings from betting games on the Sportpesa platform among others, that have been failing to withhold tax on winnings. The landmark ruling delivered on Thursday, 23rd May 2019 arose from a 2014 suit filed by a Mr. Benson Irungu against…

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KRA nabs Bhang disguised as herbal soap at JKIA en route to London

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914 total views, no views today BY UPESINEWS REPORTER,NAIROBI,27TH MAY,2019-Detectives attached to the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) on Sunday nabbed two kilograms of bhang disguised as herbal soap at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The bhang was packed in 20 boxes, each weighing 100 grams, and was destined for London. “2Kg of marijuana (bhang) intercepted by K9 units at JKIA last Friday 24th May 2019. The bhang was destined for London from Nakuru and was disguised as herbal soap. A total of 20 boxes each weighing 100 grams were confiscated by…

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Not Yet again:Court extends housing levy delay order once more

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965 total views, no views today BY  NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,27TH MAY 2019-The Employment and Labour Relations Court on Monday  for the second time extended orders barring the government from implementing the contentious 1.5 percent housing levy. While issuing the ruling on the matter,Justice Maureen Onyango  also consolidated more than ten cases, mostly filed by trade unions, who are opposed to the deduction of the fund from employees. The judge said it will save time if all the cases are heard before one court because most of the issues raised are related. Justice…

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Embakasi Inland Depot staff Caught unexpectedly as Uhuru makes impromptu visit to the facility

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601 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,27TH MAY 2019-Staff at the  Embakasi Inland Container Depot (ICD) where seized containers are being stored were caught unaware after President Uhuru Kenyatta  made an impromptu visit to the facility on Monday. Uhuru’s visit comes amid complaints by traders whose goods have been confiscated. He was accompanied by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi, Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho, Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti and heads of the multi-agency task force. A section of traders have been protesting confiscation of their wares in…

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30 Dead, 200 missing after boat sinks on DRC Lake

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3,107 total views, no views today BY VOA,,27TH MAY,2019-Authorities in western Congo say at least 30 people are dead and another 200 are missing after a boat sank on a lake. Simon Mboo Wemba, the mayor of Inongo, told The Associated Press on Sunday night that many of those aboard the boat that sank on Lake Mai-Ndombe were teachers. The mayor says they had traveled to collect their salaries by boat because roads in the region are so poor. It was not immediately known how many people were aboard the boat…

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President Uhuru to officially open the First Session of the UN-Habitat Assembly at the UN complex in Gigiri on Monday.

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904 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA ,NAIROBI,27TH MAY 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta is today expected to officially open the First Session of the UN-Habitat Assembly set to kick off at the UN complex in Gigiri.The week long event will be attended  by Over 3,000 participants including   four Heads of State and governments, 40 ministers, and high-level representatives from 116 nations. President Uhuru Kenyatta is scheduled to make a statement at the opening session of the Assembly at 10am. Other heads of state expected are South Sudan’s Salva Kiir, and…

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