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Insecurity:Armed raiders shoots dead two people ,one injured in Elgeyo-Marakwet

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1,787 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,ELGEYO MARAKWET,6TH JUNE 2019- Police  in Elgeyo Marakwet are pursuing armed raiders  who shot dead two people and  seriously injured another on Thursday  at Kaben area in Marakwet East Sub-County, Elgeyo-Marakwet County. According to Marakwet East Sub-County Police Commander Vincent Kitili, said the assailants believed to have come from the neighboring Baringo County ambushed the victims as they were herding cattle in an alleged revenge mission. Two of the victims died on the spot while the other is recuperating at Kapsowar Mission Hospital. Endo…

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You have failed this country by taking sights in constitutional implementation,CJ Maraga tells MPs and executive

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2,029 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,6TH JUNE,2019-The executive and parliament  has come under sharp criticism from the   Chief Justice David Maraga  who have been engaged in the game of selective amnesia in the quest to implement the 2010 constitution. Speaking on Thursday  during the Oxford Union Conference in the United Kingdom, Justice Maraga said despite a specific requirement in the Fifth Schedule that the legislation to implement the two-thirds gender rule and other provisions be enacted within five years, the law is yet to be enacted nearly a…

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Its now official that New notes have arrived in commercials banks,readay for Circulation-CBK

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1,659 total views, no views today BY  ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,6TH JUNE 2019-It is now official that the  recently released  currency notes   have hit the commercial bank across the country.The news has been confirmed by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK)  which says the  first batch of new currency notes is now ready for circulation. “We are pleased to advise that the new banknotes are already circulating in the country. We expect that they will be available in all commercial bank branches in the coming days. We have also embarked on a wide…

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Angry Protesters barricade ,Light Fires on Thika Road-Photos

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783 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,6TH JUNE,2019-A section of Thika Superhighway has been rendered   impassable after angry residents  barricaded and lit up  fires on it.The Thursday  incident saw the busy highway closed. Those who witnessed say a huge  traffic snarl up was experienced since morning after a car burst into flames on the highway before the protesters took over a moment  later. It took the  intervention of the  police  to  engage with the small traders from Roysambu-Kasarani area who had camped on the highway . Kasarani OCS Peter…

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Change of guard at KRA as James Gathii Mburu is named Commissioner General

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586 total views, no views today BY KORIIR JUMA,NAIROBI,6TH JUNE,2019-James Gathii Mburu  is the new KRA Commissioner General replacing John Njiraini who has been in office for 2 terms. The appointment of Mburu who will for a period of three years is contained in the latest Kenya Gazette signed by Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich. Mburu  has  served in the Tax Administration Department, Domestic Tax, Audit and Investigation making him better placed to take over from Njiraini. He currently holds the post of Commissioner of Intelligence and Strategy. The appointment comes…

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Business Local News 

Digital lenders Association launched to stimulate Fintech growth in the Country

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2,669 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,6TH JUNE 2019-The leading digital lenders in the country have today announced the launch of the Digital Lenders Association of Kenya (DLAK) to promote industry best practice and drive a coordinated approach in addressing the emerging industry’s pressing issues. The DLAK incorporated in 2019, brings together leading digital-first lenders and other key stakeholders to represent and promote the common interests of digital lenders, consumers, and the digital lending industry. Members will work together to set ethical and professional standards in the industry, to collaborate…

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Tragic:Train crashes one person to death in Changamwe

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474 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT, 6TH JUNE,2019-A man  died on Thursday Morning after he was knocked down and crushed by a goods train at Birikani in Changamwe. The  residents says  the man was crossing the railway line  when the train crushed him. A sombre mood engulfed the village with residents urging the Kenya Railways Corporation to build a bridge connecting the two villages of Kwa Punda and Birikani. “I got information that my younger brother has been knocked down by a train. I rushed and found his mutilated…

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National Bank takeover by KCB to proceed as court declines to suspend move

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787 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,6TH JUNE 2019-The impending takeover of the National Bank of Kenya by the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) process will go on as it awaits the outcome of a petition filed on Thursday.This is after the High Court declined to suspend  the process. The petition is challenging the acquisition of NBK by KCB Group. In its ruling, the court certified the matter as urgent and directed the matter be heard between the parties. The case will be heard on June 26. NBK, which remains…

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High Court directs Jackline Manani appointed to SRC

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408 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,6TH JUNE,2019- Jacqueline Manani  is set to be appointed as a member of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission to represent the JSC within the next seven days after the High Court gave the directive on Thursday. The directive is to the President through Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua. Justice James Makau ruled that failure to honour the directive, Manani will be deemed duly appointed and the Chief Justice David Maraga compelled to swear her in as a JSC member. “A declaration be…

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CENTRAL Bank Governor Patrick Njoroge to remain in office until 2023

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310 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,6TH JUNE,2019-The government has extended the tenure of the current CENTRAL Bank Governor Patrick Njoroge for four more years in office.His deputy  Sheila M’mbijiwe has had her term also extended. The appointments are contained in the latest edition of the Kenya Gazette Gazette, and they will take effect on June 18. The new development comes at a time CBK is rolling out the new currency notes, which have already attracted two law suits from activist Okiya Omtatah and East Africa Legislative Assmebly (EALA)…

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Africa International News 

Sudan death toll rises to 100 as bodies found in Nile, say doctors

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575 total views, no views today BY CNN,KHARTUM,6TH JUNE 2019-The Sudan death toll from Monday’s attack on the sit-in of pro-democracy protesters has risen to 100, after 40 bodies were recovered from the River Nile, according to the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD). Sixty people were reported to have been killed in the military crackdown in the capital Khartoum, before scores of bodies were found dumped in the river by the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), said the CCSD, which is close to the protesters. The head of Sudan’s ruling…

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Sports 

Manchester United set to secure second signing after capture of Ajax star

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847 total views, 1 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,6TH JUNE 2019-Manchester United are reportedly close to reaching a deal for Swansea City ace Daniel James, according to the Evening Standard.  The winger is a wanted man at Old Trafford, as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer kicks his revolution at the English giants. James has been a revelation for the Welsh side this past season, managing to score six goals and seven assists in 39 appearances for the club. The Red Devils have been discussing a possible move and were particularly stuck at the transfer…

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