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Govt declares Wednesday Idd-ul-Fitr holiday

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4,743 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI 3RD JUNE 2019-The Government has declared Wednesday as a public holiday meant to allow the Muslim faithful’s in the country to celebrate Idd-ul-Fitr. A  day that marks the end of the holly month of Ramadhan. In a gazette notice dated Monday, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi made the announcement paving way for the celebrations. The Muslim community around the world observe the day to mark the end of the Holy month of Ramadhan where they get to reflect on how their devotions…

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Fewer Kenyans are saving for retirement deepening the post-employment poverty time bomb-SURVEY

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5,241 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,3RD JUNE 2019-Fewer Kenyans are saving for retirement deepening the post-employment poverty time-bomb. A survey by Infotrack Research & Consulting shows that the number of Kenyans with a pension plan has declined to 10% as most respondents intend to rely on investments such as property to cater for their financial needs after retirement. Releasing the survey, CPF CEO, Hosea Kili, OGW said the threat of old-age poverty is growing meaning that the majority of Kenyans will have to hustle for the rest of their…

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KCB Bank Cements Education Sector Support, Puts KShs. 20M into Head Teachers Meeting

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7,187 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI , 3RD JUNE,2019-KCB Bank has reaffirmed its support towards the growth of the education sector by sponsoring the upcoming head teachers’ conference in Mombasa. The Bank today committed KShs. 20 million to the Kenya Secondary School Heads of Association (KESSHA) ahead of their 44th Annual National Conference scheduled for Monday next week. The annual convention is set to bring together more than 7,000 school principals drawn from private and public learning institutions across the country to streamline all efforts being realized in the…

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Adamant Sonko says he will not apologize to Passaris over Saturday’s stalemate

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1,114 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,3RD JUNE 2019-Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko  says he will not apologize to Nairobi Women Rep Esther Passaris  after the two clashed publicly  during the Madaraka Day celebrations last Saturday. Passaris had to walk out of the event when sonko was speaking Sonko, facing backlash after he berated Passaris during his speech telling her “Unanipigia simu mimi si bwana yako” which saw the MP walk off as he was speaking. On Monday, Mr. Sonko insisted that he will not apologise adding that Ms. Passaris only…

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For those with huge amounts,this is what you need to know!

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268 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,3RD JUNE 2019– Kenyans holding large amounts of money will have to fulfill stringent processes  to have them exchange their money for the new generation currency.This is according to tough measures announced by the central bank of Kenya on Monday. According to the central bank of Kenya Governor Patrick Njoroge  there is  need to have the public  educated on how to go about the changeover. He emphasized that civic education was the banking regulator’s priority because uncertainty about currency is dangerous for the…

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ACTIVIST OKIYA Omtatah becomes second to file Suit in court aimed to stop issuance of new notes

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346 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,3RD JUNE 2019-ACTIVIST OKIYA Omtatah files petition seeking to block new currency notes; lawsuit becomes second to challenge CBK roll out. This came  just hours after Former Kamukunji MP and current legislator in the East African Assembly Simon Mbugua  filed a petition challenging the issuance of new currency notes unveiled on Saturday. The EALA lawmaker has accused the Central Bank of Kenya of failing to involve the members of the public before the notes were printed. Mr Mbugua wants the court to stop…

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Former Legislature moves to court to stop issuance of new notes

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828 total views, 13 views today BY  NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,3RD JUNE 2019-Former legislature Simon Mbugua who is also the  current legislator in the East African Assembly has moved to court  challenging the issuance of new currency notes unveiled on Saturday. The former Kamukunji MP  has accused the Central Bank of Kenya of failing to involve the members of the public before the notes were printed. Mr Mbugua wants the court to stop the roll out of the new banknotes pending hearing of the case. He has also complained over the use of the…

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Six teenage suspects accused of kidnapping, killing 9-year-old boy nabbed

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494 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,3RD JUNE 2019-Six teenage suspects accused of kidnapping a nine-year-old boy in Kakamega County and later killing him have been arrested . Police report indicate  that the suspects had demanded Sh50,000 ransom for them to release the boy. His body was found after one of the suspects led police to the scene of crime. Upesinews.co.ke  has established that the  body of the nine-year old boy which was dumped in a ditch had a slit on the neck suspected to have been inflicted on…

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War on graft:Samburu County official arrested on Sunday with over unexplained Sh1mn in cash to be arraigned

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421 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,3RD JUNE 2019-An official  working for Samburu County government who was arrested by police  on Sunday carrying  Sh1 million in cash that he could not explain is set to be arraigned on Monday. The official, who is a driver at the County Government was stopped at a roadblock near Isiolo and when a search was conducted in the car, the money was found. Police say he was promptly arrested and his vehicle detained when he failed to disclose the source or destination of…

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