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Desist from divisive politics,DP Ruto urges Jubilee politicians

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2,779 total views, no views today  BY DPPS,KAKAMEGA,30TH JUNE 2019-Deputy President William Ruto has maintained the need for Jubilee leaders to desist from engaging in the politics of ethnicity and division, to avoid dividing the country. Ruto who spoke  in Mumias West Constituency in Kakamega on Saturday,  stated that the party’s foundation is based on unity and prosperity of the country. Ruto further said that the development of the country is dependent on the kind of politics pursued by leaders. “We agreed during the birth of Jubilee that the leadership of…

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Troops deploy as Sudan braces for mass protest

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390 total views, no views today BY                                                                                                          AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Khartoum, Sudan, Jun 30 – Troops deployed Sunday in Sudan’s capital ahead of a planned mass protest against the country’s ruling generals, amid international calls for restraint to prevent a new…

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48 percent of Kenyans not happy with the direction the country is taking-Survey

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2,244 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,30TH JUNE,2019-A new survey has shown that 48 percent of Kenyans are unhappy with the direction the country is taking.The poll by Infotrak Research cites several reasons why Kenyans have the view.These include….  high cost of living, corruption, unemployment and threat to the country’s peace–with 26 per cent of those polled blaming the country’s top leadership for the blunder. Further, Some also feel that rampant corruption in government departments is slowing down development. Other reasons cited include insecurity, food scarcity, quality of education,…

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You have until midnight Sunday to file your KRA tax returns

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2,172 total views, 1 views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,30TH JUNE 2019- In case you have not filed your KRA 2018 returns ,you have until midnight Sunday or you will penalized .This applies to all Kenyans with  KRA   PIN holders. On Tuesday this week,KRA extended its working hours throughout the weekend to facilitate the process. The extension applied to all customs offices including Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and iTax Service Centers countrywide. Customs offices supporting port operations were open for 24 hours to facilitate customs services whereas the iTax Service Centers were…

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Former Kibwezi MP Kalembe Ndile now says his life was in danger

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287 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,30TH JUNE 2019-Differences pitting    Machakos County Governor Alfred Mutua and former Kibwezi Member of Parliament Kalembe Ndile has  taken a new twist after Kalembe  recorded a statement with the police claiming that   he had received threats to his life. Addressing a press conference in Nairobi, the ex-politician said he was accosted by unknown individuals in a Machakos County government vehicle who threatened to break his leg if he did not stop interfering  with Governor Mutua’s leadership style. Ndile, who recorded the statement…

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Rowdy youth disrupt CS Mwangi Kiunjuri event in Nyeri

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3,386 total views, no views today BY UPESINEWS REPORTER,29TH JUNE- Rowdy youth on Saturday disrupted Cabinet secretary Mwangi Kinjuri event which was taking place in Nyeri. It was not immediately established why the youth did so ,but UpesiNews.co.ke  has established that it is connected to the Kieleweke and Tanga tanga politics. The youth believed to be from the Kieleweke faction who are not pleased with the CS who is seen as tanga tanga sympathizer.

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A Nairobi MCA arrested for trafficking Heroin

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3,705 total views, no views today BY UPESINEWS REPORTER ,NAIROBI,29TH JUNE 2019-Police have arrested a Nairobi Member of County Assembly  over a consignment of drugs seized at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in April.He was apprehended on Friday night. According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the Ngei Ward representative was arrested after a consignment containing the narcotics was confiscated in April this year. Through its twitter account, the DCI said that the MCA will be charged on Monday with the offence of Trafficking in Narcotics. “Hon. Redson Otieno…

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Nairobi-Mombasa highway accident leaves 4 people dead

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3,680 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,29TH JUNE 2019-Four people have died  and more than 13 others injured in several  accidents on the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway. In the first  case , three people died at Kapiti Plains in Machakos County after a saloon car heading to Nairobi from Mombasa collided head-on with an oncoming caravan van killing all the three occupants on the spot. Machakos County emergency services director David Mwongela confirmed the accident “Three people in the saloon car died instantly, three other passengers in the caravan who had…

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Kenya Power commits to cooperate with DCI in billing system scam

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654 total views, 2 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,29TH JUNE 2019-The  power supply company  in the country Kenya Power has given an assurance that it will fully  cooperate with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) in investigations that involves  theft of millions of shillings in the postpaid billing system. According  to the DCI  director George Kinoti ,he has opened an investigation into inflated bills on individual customers and companies in an apparent collusion likely to see senior managers end up in court. Kinoti has already summoned more than 200 people for questioning,…

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8 people perish in a grisly accident on Eldoret-Webuye highway

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279 total views, 4 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KAKAMEGA,29TH JUNE 2019-8 people died on Friday night in a road accident involving a matatu and a trailer on the Eldoret-Webuye highway.The accident which occurred at Lwandeti area, left seven other passengers with serious injuries. Police say , the accident occurred when a motorbike lost control and rammed into the on-coming matatu, leading to the collision with the truck. The seven passengers perished on the spot while one has died on Saturday morning while undergoing treatment. The matatu, was headed to Bungoma from Eldoret, whereas…

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Uhuru signs Appropriation Bill, 2019 into law authorizing use of Sh1.4trn from Consolidated Fund

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2,109 total views, no views today BY PSCU,NAIROBI,28TH JUNE 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta of Friday  signed the Appropriation Bill, 2019 into law, paving the way for use of Sh1.4 trillion from the Consolidated Fund for service delivery. Appropriations Act, 2019 allows   the government to access public funds for financial year 2019/20, which begins on July 1. The national government is allocated Sh415 billion for development expenditure and Sh679 billion for recurrent expenditure. Commissions and independent offices have Sh6.7 billion and Sh373 billion for development and recurrent expenditure respectively. President Kenyatta signed the…

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Francis Mburu received Sh1.5bn for Ruaraka land illegally, Court rules

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2,480 total views, 2 views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,28TH JUNE 2019-The High Court on Friday  ruled that the Ruaraka land where two schools sit is public.Justice Benard eboso, Elijah Obaga and Kossy ber said the NLC misled the Ministry of Education in compensating Francis Mburu which led to loss of public funds. “One cannot compulsorily acquire what is already public,” they said. They said the compulsory acquisition of land did not meet the threshold and should not have been acquired in the first place. The Education CS at the time the money…

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Never again should a Kenyan lose life due to an election,Embrace Kenya alliance leaders affirm

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2,543 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KISUMU,28TH JUNE 2019-Women leaders under the Embrace alliance  say no kenyan should lose his or her  life because of an election. The leaders gave the commitment on Friday when they visited the family of Baby Samantha Pendo who was shot by police at the height of 2017 poll protests in Nyanza. They committed to ensuring there is justice for such victims and other historical injustices. They have vowed to  push for reparations for victims of post-poll violence especially in Western Kenya. Homa Bay Woman Rep…

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A mile stone in containing Meningitis as MOH launches vaccine

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702 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,28TH JUNE 2019-The ministry of health has launched a new vaccine to be used in the prevention of Meningitis. The vaccine  dubbed  Meningitis A which was  launched at Lodwar County Referral Hospital on Friday, will be used in a campaign targeting five counties  Turkana, Marsabit, Mandera, West Pokot and Wajir  which are considered to be at the highest risk of the infection due to their nearness  to  South Sudan, Ethiopia and Uganda which lie within the Meningitis transmission region. The ministry of health  says…

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Police nab 800 KGs of bush meat in Burma Market in Nairobi,15 suspects arrested.

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471 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,28TH JUNE,2019-Police  have found  800 kilograms of bush meat being sold as beef at the popular Burma market in Nairobi.The  Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) says  the meat was being sold to unsuspecting members of the public. 15 suspects have been arrested and charged over the incident and a motor vehicle believed to have been used by the suspects to ferry the recovered bush meat was also impounded. A statement released on Friday stated that the suspects were charged with dealing, being in possession, and…

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You have a week to register your firearm on face the music,CS Matiangi tells those who are yet to register weapons

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1,052 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,28TH JUNE 2019-Interior cabinet secretary  Fred Matiangi  the more than 4,000 firearm holders who did not register their weapons during the recently concluded vetting  period  have  one week  report to the nearest police station . Matiangi said the 4,407 firearm holders are required to seek certificates, failure to which they will be considered criminals for holding unlicenced guns. According to the CS  9,398 were vetted during the vetting, in which 1,493 firearms were withdrawn and licenses cancelled. With the conclusion of the vetting exercise,…

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Court allows police to hold Starehe MP Charles Jaguar for 3 more days

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828 total views, 1 views today BY  NAMULONGO PETER ,NAIROBI,28TH JUNE 2019-The high court on Friday morning  allowed police to detain Starehe MP Charles Jaguar for three days to a wait conclusion of  investigations on remarks against foreign traders. While issuing the ruling ,Magistrate Sinkiyan Tobiko,  directed police to detain the law maker  at Kileleshwa Police Station. The Prosecution had asked for two weeks, a request the Magistrate described as ‘unrealistic.’ Jaguar was arrested on Tuesday after a video went viral on social media, in which he was heard vowing to help…

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Masai Mara university students organisation joins the list of those opposed to plans to merge universities,shut down others

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1,192 total views, 2 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI ,28TH JUNE,2019-The announced plan by the ministry of Education to merge some universities considered to have a lower number of students as well as shut others continue to register opposition from stakeholders across the country. The announcement made by education cabinet secretary George Magoha almost three week ago has faced condemnation from political leaders,parents as well a religious leaders to name just but a few. The list continues to grow as Masai mara university students now join in.According to the university’s student organisation…

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Police apprehend Lamu West MP Stanley Muthama over fraud

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670 total views, 3 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,28TH JUNE 2019-Police in Eldoret have  arrested Lamu West Member of Parliament Stanley Muiruri Muthama  for allegedly engaging in fraud. According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Muthama was picked up by detectives on Thursday night at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). “He will be charged in an Eldoret court with a tax-related offence,” the DCI tweeted on Friday, but did not elaborate.

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Celebrations,rekindled hope for Kenya as Harambee stars rallies from behind to beat Tanzania

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2,969 total views, 2 views today BY SAMSON MBII/JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,28TH JUNE 2019-Hope  of Kenya  advavancing in this year’s African cup of Nations in Egypt has been rekindled after Harambee stars  rallied from behind to beat Tanzania’s Taifa Stars 3-2  in a second group C match  staged   at 30 June Stadium in  Caiaro on Thursday night. Harambee Stars  first two goals were scored by Livewire Michael ‘Engineer Micah’ Olunga .The first in the 37th minute and the winner in the 79th minute . The win was Kenya’s first in the tourney and three…

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KRA staff to work longer hours as deadline for filing tax returns draws to a close

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1,840 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,27TH JUNE 2019-The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has  announced an extension of working hours for its staff working in offices    to enable Kenyans complete payments and PIN holders file their tax returns ahead of the June 30, 2019 deadline. According to  a statement to newsrooms on Thursday, KRA stated that their offices will remain open throughout until Sunday. “The offices comprises all Customs offices including Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and iTax Service Centers countrywide to facilitate taxpayers to pay and file…

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Free at last:Court frees controversial businessman Paul Kobia on Ksh.100K cash bail in Ksh.170M gold scandal case

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1,882 total views, 1 views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,27TH JUNE 2019-A  controversial businessman Paul Kobia  was on Thursday evening freed on a cash bail of Ksh.100,000 pending completion of investigations into an alleged Ksh.170m gold scandal. The court, while releasing Mr. Kobia, said there were no compelling reasons to detain him or his fellow co-accused. They were however directed to report to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters every Monday. Kobia’s 13 co-accused were also directed to sign a personal bond of Ksh.100,000 each. Detectives from the DCI’s Serious Crimes Unit…

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Sonko turns heat on governor Mutua,accuses of him of being a traitor

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2,217 total views, no views today  BY CORRESPONDENT,MACHAOS,  27TH JUNE 2019-Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has turned heat on his  Machakos counterpart Alfred Mutua, terming his recent directive to close some businesses in the county over non-compliance to by-laws as a witch-hunt. Sonko, who held a public rally in the town, just two days after Mutua addressed the press in Nairobi over the sorry state of statues in the city, said the Machakos chief executive had no regard for the poor. “He cannot lock up traders for over 24 hours. It is against…

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4 wounded in Second attack on national guard in Tunisia: ministry

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2,704 total views, no views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, TUNIS,Tunisia, Jun 27 – A second suicide attack Thursday in the Tunisian capital on a base of the national guard wounded four security personnel, the interior ministry said, after a first blast targeting police injured five people. “At 11:00 am (1000 GMT) an individual blew himself up outside the back door” of the base, wounding four security personnel, ministry spokesman Sofiene Zaag told AFP  

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Journalists efforts to have DP William Ruto commend on assassination plot fails to bear fruits

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977 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,27TH JUNE 2019-Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday remained silent  over an alleged plot to assassinate him when asked to commend on the issue by Journalists. Dr Ruto  had a press conference on female genital mutilation at his Karen residence office in Nairobi but efforts by reporters to have him talk on the subject did not bore fruits. He waved to journalists after the briefing outside his office before retreating to the building. Moments later, security personnel ordered reporters, who had pitched camp…

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Court to make a ruling on bail application by Starehe MP Charles Njagua on Friday,in the meantime he remains in custody

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1,108 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,27TH JUNE 2019-The court is set to make a ruling   in a bail application by Starehe MP Charles Njagua aka Jaguar  on Friday.Magistrate Sinkiyan Tobiko said she will give her ruling on the matter on Friday.Meanwhile the law maker will continue to be held at Kileleshwa police station . The Prosecution had sought court to have Jaguar detained for 14 days at Kamukunji Police Station to allow for completion of investigations. Court documents  indicate that  Jaguar had been allegedly planning to mobilise gangs to invade…

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Major repair works underway to restore damaged section of KPC pipes ,as the public is assured of steady supply of fuels

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770 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,27TH JUNE 2019– Major repair works are currently underway to restore section of damaged   kenya pipeline pipes transporting fuels from Mombasa to Nairobi and other parts of the country.This is even as  Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC)  assures  the country  of a steady supply of petroleum products. www.upesinews.co.ke  has established that KPC engineers were Wednesday working to weld the pipeline in Machakos where detectives uncovered a fuel siphoning syndicate following a tipoff by a KPC surveillance team. “The process is envisaged to last approximately…

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ICJ Kenya appoints Mr. Abdulkadir Issa Noormohamed as the Executive Director effective from 1st August 2019

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873 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,27TH JUNE,2019-The Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ Kenya) has appointed  Mr. Abdulkadir Issa Noormohamed as the Executive Director effective from 1st August 2019. According to  a statement sent to the press, Mr. Noormohamed is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a proven track record with solid background in policy, advocacy and research within the non- governmental Sector. Mr. Noormohamed comes to ICJ Kenya from the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA), Nairobi, Kenya. While at OSIEA Mr.…

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Starehe Member of Parliament Charles ‘Jaguar’ Kanyi due in court Thursday over alleged incitement

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519 total views, 4 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,27TH JUNE 2019-Starehe Member of Parliament Charles ‘Jaguar’ Kanyi is  due in court where he will  face charges  related to  incitement  against foreign traders. The law maker  spent the night at the Kileleshwa police cells even as Kenya officially wrote to Tanzania to disown the highly flammable  remarks attributed to the legislator. Jaguar was picked up from Parliament Buildings on Wednesday, sparking outrage from fellow legislators, including Moses Kuria of Gatundu South, who said the remarks were misinterpreted. Government Spokesman Cyrus Oguna denounced the…

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CS Kiunjuri says he is not aware of the meetings purpotedly held by a section of politicians from Mount Kenya to discuss development of the region

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1,755 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,26TH JUNE 2019-Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri on Wednesday  distanced himself from meetings by a section of his colleagues purportedly geared towards development of the Mt. Kenya region. The CS who was speaking  in Kwale County , feigned ignorance of the happenings in Nairobi, instead restating his allegiance to both President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto as leaders of the government. “Those of us who were employed were given work by the government of Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto… and that…

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Huge blow to controversial Lamu coal project as court stops process

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1,797 total views, no views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,26TH JUNE,2019-The  Lamu coal project on Wednesday evening suffered a huge blow after  the National Environment Tribunal (NET), stopped it a week after activists held protests against its construction. The ruling was issued  by bench of five judges of the Tribunal Court sitting in Nairobi. While reading out the ruling Justice Mohammed Balala ,said they had observed that environmental concerns raised by locals are valid because there was no environmental impact assessment conducted. They also faulted the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) and…

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Process to hire 3 senior judges to serve at the Court of Appeal opposed

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2,128 total views, no views today BY  KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,26TH JUNE,2019-A law student from the University of Nairobi has embarked on the process  of blocking  three High Court judges from being considered for Court of Appeal jobs over their recent decision to bar the prosecution of Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu. The student has  written to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) . Zack Kinuthia now wants the JSC stopped from declaring the results of the interviews for Justices Mumbi Ngugi, Francis Tuiyott, and Hellen Omondi seeking to be appointed as court of…

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10 people injured as police disperse Kirinyaga health workers demo

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829 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KIRINYAGA,26TH JUNE 2019-At least 10 people have been injured as anti-riot police  dispersed demonstrators  among them  the striking Kirinyaga health workers in Kutus town. The injured suffered head, hand and leg injuries and were rushed to various private hospitals for treatment. Central Region Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) Secretary Gor Goody was among those who were injured during the Wednesday incident which disrupted business in the usually busy town. According to the Nation Chaos erupted when riot police intercepted the workers…

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Kenya U20 delegation Heads to Brazil for World Rugby U20 Trophy Championship

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2,743 total views, 2 views today NAIROBI, Kenya, June 26, 2019/ –– The Kenya U20 delegation traveling to Brazil on 4th July for the World Rugby U20 Trophy Championship has been named by the Head Coach Paul Odera. The side lifted the Africa U20 Trophy in April at the KCB Sports Club after beating the defending Champions Namibia 21-18. This is the second time Kenya will be featuring in this specific tournament, the first one being in 2009 when we hosted it at the RFUEA Grounds. The team has since been in session…

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Plans underway to transfer Bomet governor Joyce Laboso from London to India for further treatment

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1,051 total views, 4 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,26TH JUNE 2019-Plans are underway to have Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso  transferred from a London hospital  where she has been undergoing treatment for the last one month to India for further treatment. The governor has been undergoing treatment at the Royal Marden NHS Foundation Trust Hospital, was Tuesday night expected to be released to enable her travel to another hospital in India for further treatment. County Chief of Staff Jayne Sigilai told a section of Bomet MCAs that doctors attending to Dr Laboso in…

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Bomet County deputy governor in Trouble as youth demands his removal

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814 total views, 3 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,BOMET,26TH JUNE 2019-Business  came to a stand still in Bomet county government offices  on Wednesday after a group of youth stormed the facilities demanding that the deputy county governor is ejected. The youth who caused a disturbance bringing operations to a standstill accuse the deputy governor Hillary Barchok of misuse of funds and office.  

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Police have arrested Starehe MP Jaguar over his alleged incitement against foreigners

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592 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,26TH JUNE 2019-Police have arrested Starehe Member of Parliament Charles Njagua popularly known as Jaguar  over his alleged incitement against foreign traders. Njagua was arrested outside Parliament Buildings by plain clothed police officers and bundled into a waiting car around 12:30 PM. This follows remarks he made while vising traders along Kirinyaga Road condemning foreigners from running businesses in Nairobi. ” If you assess our markets, Ugandans and Tanzanians have taken over our businesses… Now we are saying enough is enough. If a…

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Sad:Truck driver found dead in Makueni

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518 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MAKUENI,26TH JUNE 2019-Police in Makueni are investigating  an incident in which a truck driver was on Wednesday found dead in the vehicle that was parked on the roadside in Emali town. According  to Nzaui Sub-county police commander Josiah Dullo , the driver’s body was found in the sleeping compartment. He said it was tied with ropes and placed in the compartment, with an investigation now launched to get his killers. Police said they were called by locals who reported that the truck had been parked there…

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Tullow Oil plc records remarkable progress in exploration and trade of oil in Kenya in 2019

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2,034 total views, no views today BY  CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,26TH JUNE 2019-Significant progress has been made over the first six months of the year in Kenya on both the Early Oil Production Scheme (EOPS) and the Foundation Stage of Project Oil Kenya. In a statement sent to the press  ,by  May 2019, EOPS production was  increased from 600 bopd to 2,000 bopd and the reservoirs, wells and associated facilities have been performing well. Over 150,000 bbls of oil have been safely delivered to Mombasa so far and Tullow expects the first export cargo…

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This is why DP Ruto may not record a statement on alleged assassination Plot anytime soon

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672 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,26TH JUNE 2019-The tough condition laid down by the deputy president William Ruto  as regards to  recording a statement  concerning the alleged plat to assassinate him  my derail  this important step in investigation even further. Sources close to Deputy President William Ruto have revealed that he only wants to talk to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss George Kinoti about his assassination claims. According to The Standard ,Economic Crime Unit chief Michael Sang, who had been assigned by Kinoti to lead the investigation, was kept waiting…

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You are on your own,Govt tells Starehe MP Charles Njagua over threats to evict foreigners from his constituency

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699 total views, 2 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,26TH JUNE 2019-The government has distanced itself from  a rant by Starehe Member of Parliament Charles Njagua, popularly known as Jaguar, who has  threatened to forcefully evict all foreigners from his constituency. Two days ago  a video of the MP threatening to round up all foreign traders operating in Nairobi and march them to the airport for deportation went viral capturing the attention of Tanzanian government. In the letter, the government reassured the foreigners doing business in the country of their safety and that…

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Parking fee in Nairobi to go up in July

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2,413 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,25TH JUNE,2019-Car owners   in Nairobi  should be ready  to start paying higher parking fees in the near future.This is according to  Finance CEC Charles Kerich  who read the county’s budget on Tuesday . “The reduction in parking fees from Sh300 to Sh200 for on street parking was the cornerstone of the amendments last year and the same has drastically reduced revenue collections from daily parking and increased congestion within the CBD,” Kerich said. “To solve these twin problems and to test the elasticity of…

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Its 5 years in prison for a woman who stole baby from KNH

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2,141 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,25TH JUNE 2019-The court has sentenced to five years in prison a  woman who stole a two-week old baby from the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) in 2018 . Nairobi  Court Chief Magistrate Roselyn Oganyo  while delivering the ruling on Tuesday,said the prosecution, led by Willy Momanyi, had proved its case against Ednah Kemunto Mabuka. Kemunto stole baby Prince Ouko from KNH on February 18, 2018, after she was asked by the infant’s father, Job Nyatiti Ouko, to check on his twins as he wheeled his…

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Govt signs Heads of Terms Agreements with Tullow Kenya, Total and Africa Oil.

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2,334 total views, 4 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,25TH JUNE 2019-The government has signed  Heads of Terms Agreements  (HoTs)with Tullow Kenya, Total and Africa Oil. The HoTs agreements provide a framework and commercial certainty required to move ahead with negotiating the fully termed upstream and midstream long form agreements ahead of the Projects’ Final Investment Decision (FID). In a speech read on his behalf  by the  Principal Secretary, State Department for Petroleum, Mr Andrew Kamau, cabinet secretary  ministry of petrolium and mining John Munyes   says  the HoTs agreements signed today are for the…

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Journalists summoned in Maribe, Jowie murder trial

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308 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,25TH JUNE 2019-As  murder trial case facing   television journalist Jackie Maribe and her ex-fiancé Joseph Irungu, alias Jowie begun on Tuesday,high Court has summoned three newspaper reporters and their editors who are accused of breaching court reporting guidelines in the case. The journalists are required to appear before Justice James Wakiaga on Wednesday. Catherine Mwaniki, who is the Lead Prosecutor in the trial of businesswoman Monica Kimani’s murder in September last year told the court on Tuesday the Daily Nation and the Star’s…

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Police bust yet another fuel adulteration syndicate in Nairobi’s Industrial area

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817 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,25TH JUNE 2019-Police  have arrested Sixteen people  after a raid at a site in Industrial Area, Nairobi, in connection with fuel adulteration. The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (ERPA) officers carried out the swoop as part of their ongoing crackdown on the illegal activity. ERPA Director-General Pavel Oimeke said that the Authority, in collaboration with detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, has been monitoring operations at the site for weeks before they pounced. “This illegal activity has been going on for a…

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Tom Mshindi appointed chairman of AAR Insurance Board of Directors

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969 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,25TH JUNE 2019-Former Editor-in-Chief and Executive Director at Nation Media Group  Tom Mshindi has  been appointed as the chairman of  AAR Insurance Board of Directors. Mshindi brings in many years of experience from his stellar career cutting across journalism, media and development communication both locally and internationally. The new chair holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication from the University of Nairobi, and two Advance Management Programme certificates from Strathmore Business School and from IESE Business School in New York, among…

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Jowie and Maribe to return to court as murder case against them starts

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1,056 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,25TH JUNE 2019-Citizen TV journalist Jackie Maribe and her ex-fiancé Joseph Irungu are expected  in court or be represented by their lawyers as  a case in which they are charged with the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani  starts on Tuesday. The two have been  charged with killing Kimani, in September 2018 at her Lamuria Gardens Apartment in Kilimani, Nairobi. However they  both denied the charges and the prosecution said it intends to call 32 witnesses. According to submissions made to trial judge James Wakiaga…

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Business 

TALA APPOINTS IVAN MBOWA TO LEAD KENYA BUSINESS

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1,918 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,24TH JUNE 2019-Tala announced today the appointment of Mr. Ivan Mbowa to lead its Kenya business effective 1st June 2019. Mr. Mbowa is an innovative and courageous professional with over 14 years of experience delivering business results and building high performing teams across Africa. He has built a career around expanding access to finance in Africa, with roles in international banking and venture capital-backed Fintech entrepreneurship. He has held the role of CEO at Umati Capital as well as senior management roles at Citigroup across…

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Laikipia governor Ndiritu Muriithi cracks the whip ,fires 61 striking doctors

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5,490 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,LAIKIPIA ,24TH JUNE 2019-Laikipia County Governor Ndiritu Muriithi has cracked the whip on striking doctors in the county dismissing  61 doctors. The doctors   have been on strike for the last three weeks. Addressing the press at the Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital on Monday, the governor said the doctors will be replaced by hospital administrators. “We will be advertising for the vacancies of medical officers but in the meantime patients will be served by the 24 medical managers in the county, including the Health…

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