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

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2,129 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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2,503 total views, no 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…

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

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2,560 total views, no 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…

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A mile stone in containing Meningitis as MOH launches vaccine

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724 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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492 total views, no 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,…

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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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1,068 total views, no 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…

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

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849 total views, no 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…

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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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1,242 total views, no 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…

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Police apprehend Lamu West MP Stanley Muthama over fraud

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698 total views, no 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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