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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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1,790 total views, 1 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 is…

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Huge blow to controversial Lamu coal project as court stops process

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1,853 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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2,191 total views, 1 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 appeal…

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10 people injured as police disperse Kirinyaga health workers demo

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869 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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Sports 

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

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2,785 total views, no 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…

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

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1,160 total views, 1 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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912 total views, no 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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644 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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550 total views, no 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…

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

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2,124 total views, 1 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 to…

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

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723 total views, no 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…

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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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744 total views, no 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…

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