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Police apprehend Wajir East legislature Rashid Kassim Amin after she assaulted woman lawmaker

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2,708 total views, no views today  BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,13TH JUNE 2019-Police have arrested Wajir East lawmaker Rashid Kassim Amin after an incident within Parliament Buildings where he assaulted Wajir Women Representative Fatuma Gedi Thursday afternoon. The arrest has bee n confirmed by Nairobi police boss Philip Ndolo . House Speaker Justin Muturi who confirmed receiving a report on the assault had referred the matter to the police saying Parliament has no room for criminals. “I have given strict instructions because Parliament cannot  harbour criminals. The police must investigate, arrest, and if…

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Universal health care gets the biggest share of budgetery allocation at KSH 47.8BN

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2,722 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI 13TH JUNE 2019-The Universal Health Coverage program which is one of the pillars of president Uhuru Kenyatta’s  administration Big Four agenda has been allocated a huge chuck of this year’s 2019/2020 financial year budget compared to the remaining three pillars at a tune of Sh47.8 billion as part of the government’s measures to avail quality health services to Kenyans. Treasury  cabinet secretary In his presentation before Parliament on Thursday afternoon,  revealed the cash  set aside are part of the Sh450.9 billion that…

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Sh371bn allocated to counties in this year’s budget

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2,841 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,13TH JUNE 2019-The government has  Sh371bn in this year’s budget for counties , of which Sh310 billion will go to the equitable share. This is a slight decrease from 372.7 billion allocated in the 2018/19 financial year. While presenting the budget statement for the year 2019/2020 in Parliament buildings on Thursday, Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich urged the joint mediation team to speed up the conclusion of division of revenue proposal. “The county government’s equitable share of revenue was allocated among counties on…

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War on graft: Sh88bn billion advanced for war on graft

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473 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,13TH JUNE 2019-The government has  set aside  Sh88 billion to various agencies tasked with fighting graft in a move meant to sustain the renewed war against the vice. Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich said the money will “sustain the drive against graft” to ensure Kenyans don’t continue losing billions of shillings from the public coffers. The budget estimates released by the CS to Parliament on Thursday indicates that  the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission will be given some Sh2.9 billion, the Office of Director…

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Wajir Leaders fights:Wajir East MP assaults county’s Woman Rep over CDF

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636 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,13TH JUNE,2019-There was a scuffle  at parliament buildings on Thursday as Wajir East MP Rashid Amin battled the county’s Wajir Women representative Fatuma Gedi . Rashid reportedly accosted Fatuma at Parliament parking lot and engaged her in a heated discussion before physically assaulting her as legislators and security officers watched helplessly. According to  the  Star  newspaper  Rashid demanded to know why Gedi – a member of the budget committee – did not allocate any money to his Wajir East Constituency during the recent visit…

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Africa Local News 

Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda: health official

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1,214 total views, no views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, KAMPALA, Uganda, Jun 13 – A 50-year-old woman who tested positive for Ebola in Uganda has died, a health ministry official told AFP Thursday, the second fatality since the virus spread from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. “The deceased has been confirmed as the grandmother of the five-year-old boy who died. Both victims had attended the burial of an Ebola patient in Congo, but returned to Uganda”, the official told AFP on condition of anonymity. Arrangements are being made to bury the woman…

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Sports 

European Football Legend Luis Garcia To Grace Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom National Final

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2,673 total views, no views today Nairobi, Kenya – 13th June 2019… Former Liverpool and Barcelona winger Luis Javier Garcia will grace the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom National Final set for Kinoru stadium, Meru County between June 20th – June 23rd 2019. The Legendary Spanish footballer will feature in this season’s finale as a LaLiga ambassador and will take part in some mentorship clinics. He will also attend the semifinal and final games of the tournament. Eight boys’ teams and seven girls’ teams from eight regions will battle it out to be crowned national champions…

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All eyes on treasury CS Henry Rotich as he tables Sh 3.02 Trillion 2019/20 budget estimates in parliament

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1,165 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,13TH JUNE 2019-All eyes are on Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich  as he  is prepares  to table this year’s budget this afternoon .Even as Kenyan wait with abated breadth  to see what is in there for them,it goes without saying with high taxes there is little  to hope for. The budget estimates set the national government expenditure ceiling at 1.8 trillion with Parliament budget capped at Sh 43.8 billion. The new  budget comes at a time  when  President Uhuru Kenyatta has outlined   his…

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Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja says he is ready to refund the Ksh250,000 house allowance he received as an MP

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1,077 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,13TH JUNE 2019-Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja says he was ready to refund the Ksh 250,000 house allowance advanced to him as any other parliamentarian.Speaking on Wednesday when he  appeared on Citizen TV’s JKLive ,the senator sttaed that he was not   part and parcel of those advocating for  the allowance, adding that  he was ready to abide by the court’s ruling challenging the MPs’ perks. “This matter is in court, we will abide by the ruling. I am ready to abide by what the courts say, If…

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Tragic end as four family members perish in a grisly accident

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557 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,13TH JUNE 2019-Four members of the same family were on Wednesday evening died after the car they were traveling in was involved in a grisly road accident at Nyakwere area on Katito Kendu Bay road. Confirming the incident, Nyanza traffic boss Andrew Naibei stated that the family members were a woman, her son and her two grandchildren. The four were traveling in a pick-up when it got involved in a head-on collision with a Probox on the road. They were headed to Homa Bay when…

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