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Revenue allocation stalemate:Supreme court adjourns hearing once more

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2,770 total views, no views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,31ST JULY 2019-The Supreme court on Wednesday  adjourned the hearing of the Division of Revenue Bill once more.This is the third time the hearing has been adjourned. The adjournment is to allow speakers of the National Assembly and Senate 14 days to file a joint report on the status of the legislative process. Supreme court gives Speakers of the National Assembly and Senate 14 days to file a joint report on the status of the legislative process in division of revenue row. Chief…

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We are on the right track to win war on graft-Uhuru

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2,472 total views, no views today  BY PCSU,NAIROBI,31ST JULY 2019- President Uhuru Kenyatta says Kenya is on the right track to win war on corruption. Speaking at state house on Wednesday ,the President emphasized that no effort will be spared in ensuring that the vice that has been choking the country’s economy is completely destroyed. “We will remain focused in the fight against corruption. We hope that every institution will play its part to make this war successful,” President Kenyatta said. The head of state spoke , when he separately bid…

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Former Kibra MP Ken Okoth’s body will be cremated -Odinga

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2,432 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,31ST JULY 2019-ODM leader Raila Odinga says former Kibra MP Ken Okoth’s body will be handled the same way former presidential candidate Kenneth Matiba’s was handled. Addressing the press  to update  Kenyans on the plans on Wednesday, Raila said that after the prayer service and public body viewing on Saturday at Got-Rateng’ Secondary School in Kabondo-Kasipul, “the body will be handed to the family for disposal.” He further said that the body will be handled “in the same way as that of Kenneth…

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Resilient Dusit D2 Officially reopens after terror attack that occurred in January

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173 total views, no views today BY  KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,31ST JULY 2019– As an indication that  Kenya is unmoved by terror related activities,Dusit D2 Nairobi  which was attacked  by terror group Alshabaab  in January officially reopened on Wednesday after seven months of closure. There were various activities lined up as a part of the reopening ceremony with a flag raising ceremony at the complex, an event that was attended by Tourism CSs Najib Balala, Rachael Omamo (Defence) and Amina Mohamed (Sports). Six DusitD2 properties across the world including Thailand, Bhutan, China, Egypt…

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Ken Okoth’s memorial service held at Starehe Boys Centre

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161 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,31ST JULY,2019-A memorial service  for former Kibra MP Ken Okoth  was on Wednesday held at Starehe Boys Centre.The service brought together various leaders  friends and family of the late legislature.This comes even as Okoth’s  family is involved in a tussle over whether he should be cremated or buried. Okoth  died last Friday  after battling  colorectal cancer for long  at the Nairobi Hospital.  His  mother, Angelina, has since warned against cremation plans, saying she would boycott the final rights for his son if her wish…

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Viewing of Kibra MP Ken Okoth’s body set for Wednesday Afternoon At the lee Funeral home,Starehe Boys Center to hold his memorial service

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582 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,31ST JULY 2019-Friends and family members are on Wednesday after set to view the late Kibra Member of Parliament (MP) Ken Okoth’s  body at the lee Funeral home.The exercise was set to begin at 2pm to 4pm. At the same time a memorial service is set to be held  at the Starehe Boys Center where he schooled. Several political leaders and corporate individuals are expected to attend the requiem mass scheduled for 2 pm. The service is scheduled despite family wrangles on where…

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Kiambu Governor Waititu To remain in custody Till Friday Pending Bail Review Hearing

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581 total views, no views today BY  NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,31ST JULY 2019-Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu will  remain in remand until his bail review hearing.  Justice John Onyiego directed that Waititu’s application for review be heard on Friday this week. His lawyer Tom Ojienda had said that the bail given to his client were too high and that the governor was unable to raise. “The bail and bond terms are excessive issued per incuriam and the terms amount to a constructive denial of bail and bond without compelling reasons,” his lawyer Tom Ojienda…

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Governor Waititu wants punitive bond terms imposed on him reviewed

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731 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,31ST JULY,2019– Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu and wife Susan Wangari have filed an application seeking review of bail terms granted to them on Tuesday after denying corruption charges. The governor was on Tuesday  ordered to pay Sh15 million cash bail or a bond of Sh30 million while his wife was to pay Sh4 million or bond of 10 million. Through their lawyer Tom Ojienda, Waititu, his wife and other co-accused persons said the bail and bond were ‘excessive and amount to a constructive denial…

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Unmoved and unshaken: DusitD2 hotel reopens after terror attack in January

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324 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,31ST JULY 2019-In a move aimed at communication a strong message to terror groups and their sympathizers ,dusitD2  hotel in Nairobi is  set to re-open on Wednesday in an elaborate ceremony that marks a new beginning after the January 15 terror attack in which  21 people died. Among some of the events  lined up   is a flag which was expected  to arrive at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the morning  and  received by General Manager Michael Metaxas representatives from the Tourism ministry. It…

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President Uhuru Kenyatta to visit Kingston Jamaica

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2,210 total views, no views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,30TH JULY 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta is set  to visit Kingston, Jamaica  after having received an official  invitation from  Andrew Holness, PM of Jamaica. According to  a brief statement released by state house on Tuesday  During the visit, the president and his host will discuss and explore opportunities for enhanced bilateral relations between Kenya and Jamaica.

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Court orders Heineken to pay a local beer distributor Ksh.1.7B in damages

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2,088 total views, no views today BY UPESINEWS REPORTER,NAIROBI,30TH JULY,2019- The high court has ordered Heineken East Africa Import Company Limited to pay Maxam Limited over Ksh.1.7 billion in a distribution row. The court in  the ruling delivered on Tuesday , noted that Heineken is liable to compensate the complainant  for its breach of the clause No. 26 of their agreement. Justice James Makau directed the Dutch brewer to pay Ksh.1,799,978,868 as special damages for loss of business after Heineken terminated Maxam’s distribution agreement. “I find the plaintiff has demonstrated that…

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Governor Waititu Released On Ksh15 Million Bail, Barred From Accessing Office

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2,437 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,30TH JULY,2019-Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu has been released  on Ksh15 million in the Ksh588 million graft case facing him. Appearing before Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi on Monday, the governor, his wife Susan Ndungu and 8 other accused persons all involved in the loss of Sh588 million denied multiple corruption-related charges levelled against them by the prosecution. During the Tuesday bail ruling, the county boss’ wife Ndung’u and Beth Wangechi (Director Testimony Enterprises Ltd), who are second and fifth accused respectively, were released on Ksh4…

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Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso to be buried in Kisumu-Family

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983 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI 30TH JULY 2019-The family of the late Joyce Laboso has  announced that the Bomet Governor will be buried in Fort Ternan, Koru, Kisumu County.Her burial in Kisumu however will be preceded by  a funeral service to held in Bomet, the husband Edwin Abonyo said. The dates of the burial and funeral service are yet to be communicated. Dr. Abonyo  had on Monday intimated how Laboso’s candidature in Bomet had been challenged because of where was married. “Her running was something unprecedented in…

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Blow to Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu as court bars him from accessing his office

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947 total views, no views today Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu has  suffered a blow after the court ordred him not to access his office  until the case where he is accused of irregular procurement of a Sh588 million tender for upgrading of various gravel roads to bitumen standard is ditermined. The order  follows last week’s ruling by Justice Mumbi Ngugi affecting county bosses charged with economic crimes. In the ruling, Justice Ngugi  had ruled  that governors, just like other civil servants, should step aside once charged with criminal offences and their…

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Gospel artist Esther Wahome mourns her dad

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2,465 total views, 12 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,30TH JULY,2019-Gospel  artist Esther Wahome lost her evangelist father to cancer on Saturday. In a moving tribute, Esther described him as a great man, mentor and prayer warrior. “RIP my loving dad EV. William Wahome Gikonyo. My dad, my mentor, my spiritual cover, my prophet, my friend, my greatest fan, my cheerleader,” she wrote.  “You taught me the word, you taught me to be a prayer warrior, you made me understand my kingdom mandate, you taught me music, you taught me how to proclaim…

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Laboso’s husband asks Kenyans to give family their time to mourn the fallen governor

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3,434 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,29TH JULY,2019-The late Bomet Governor’s widower, Edwin Obonyo,has shown courage  and  bravery and asked Kenyans to give family time to mourn the death of  his wife governor Joyce Laboso who passed away on Monday. Addressing the press at the  Lee Funeral Home, where the body of his late wife was moved, he urged that the media to pull back in order to give them space to mourn. “I humbly ask that you grant us some space to mourn her, it has barely been…

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Uhuru, Ruto, Raila lead the nation in mourning Governor Joyce Laboso

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3,341 total views, no views today By NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,29TH JULY,2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent  his condolences to the family and friends of Bomet Governor Dr. Joyce Laboso who died on Monday at the Nairobi Hospital. President Kenyatta mourned Dr. Laboso as an icon of women leadership in our country. “I have received the sad news of the passing away of Bomet Governor Dr Joyce Laboso with utter disbelief. Dr Laboso was an icon of women leadership in our country. May God grant the family, residents of Bomet and all Kenyans the…

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Breaking :Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso Dies aged 58

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3,453 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,29TH JULY 2019-Bomet governor  Joyce Laboso  has dies. Laboso died on Monday  at Nairobi Hospital  where she was undergoing treatment. The governor has been receiving treatment at the hospital  since she returned home from India a week ago. she had also been treated in UK.More details to follow….this story is being updated …..  

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Business 

Waumini Sacco embarks on Strategies aimed at aiding in realization of maximum growth in the ever changing financial sector industry

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1,281 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,29TH JULY,2019-The catholic church owned Waumini Sacco society has embarked on vigorous steps aimed  at ensuring maximum growth and profitability in the face of changing environment in financial sector. The society has so far undertaken  among other steps to improve communication,products and services reviews,  Securing loans with 100% of  the client’s  investments in money markets to name just a few. In a statement sent to www.upesinews.co.ke  news desk, the Sacco through its secretary Margret Mwaniki says  the  steps are among many other measures…

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Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu, his wife and 8 others charged with corruption

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1,080 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,29TH JULY 2019-Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu and his wife Susan Wangari have  denied corruption charges following their arrest at the weekend. The two, who appeared before anti-corruption Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi on Monday and were charged alongside two directors of the company that won a tender to construct roads in the county and officials who awarded the tender. Charges read out to Waititu include engaging in a fraud, conflict of interest, dealing with suspect property, money laundering and abuse of office. He was represented…

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Former KVDA MD David Kimosop, 8 others charged with Sh63bn dams’ scandal

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852 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,29TH JULY,2019-Former Kerio Valley Development Authority (KVDA) Managing Director David Kimosop and 8 others were on Monday charged with corruption in the Sh65 billion Kimwarer and Arror multi-purpose dams’ scandal. The suspects were presented  before Anti-Corruption Court Chief magistrate Douglas Ogoti, where they denied several counts ranging from abuse of office, engaging in unplanned projects, receiving bribes among other economic crimes. The first group of ten, included former National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich, his Principal Secretary Kamau Thugge, who also denied the…

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Suspected Islamists kill at least 65 in northeast Nigeria

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1,788 total views, no views today BY REUTERS ,29TH JULY,2019-At least 65 people died in an attack by suspected Islamists on a group returning from a funeral in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno region, state television reported on Sunday, one of the deadliest attacks on civilians in recent years. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the Boko Haram group and rival Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) splinter group have often carried out attacks in the area. Local government chairman Mohammed Bulama was quoted as saying on state television that the…

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Magistrate Dams scandal:Ogoti declines DPP Haji request for issue of arrest warrant against Italian

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888 total views, no views today BY KOIR JUMA,NAIROBI,29TH JULY,2019-Director of public prosecution  Noordin Haji has suffered a blow after Magistrate Douglas Ogoti on Monday declined his  request for the court to issue a warrant of arrest against Italian Paolo Porcelli for failing to appear in court for the second time. He said the Office of the DPP can pursue an application after the other accused in the Arror and Kimwarer dams scandal take plea. Porcelli is the CEO of CMC di Ravenna, which has been adversely mentioned in the Arror…

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A man captured in a widely circulated video hacking a suspected chicken thief in Shinyalu to be arraigned .

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665 total views, 2 views today BY JON WANJIKU ,NAIROBI ,29TH JULY,2019- A man who was captured in a widely circulated video hacking a suspected chicken thief with a machete in Shinyalu  is set to be arraigned in court. The suspect, Francis Muse Liseche alias Moi/President, was nabbed on Sunday by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI). In the video, the suspect was captured savagely cutting a man with a panga in public on allegations of stealing a chicken. The victim died from excessive bleeding. Three other suspects among them the…

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THE 2019/20 EPL SEASON WILL BE AN INTERESTING ONE,THIS IS WHY!

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3,758 total views, no views today BY GUEST WRITER ,29TH  JULY,2019-It’s almost time for Europe’s domestic football leagues to start back up again, which means much of the world will soon be tuning back in for Premier League action. Per the official EPL schedule, the first matchweek begins on August 9th – less than a month from the time of this writing. So, with the action so close, we’re taking a look at the likely contenders for the 2019/20 campaign. The Favorites Manchester City – Manchester City held on for a closely-contested EPL…

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Harambee Stars hold Tanzania in the first leg of the first round Africa Nations Championships

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2,886 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,28TH JULY,2019-Harambee Stars held Tanzania to a barren draw in the first leg of the first round Africa Nations Championships (Chan) qualifier at National stadium, Dar es Salaam on Sunday. The result places Sebastien Migne’s charges in good stead of proceeding to the second and final qualifying round if they pick a win of any kind in the return leg to be played in Nairobi next Sunday. Kenya was lucky to escape from Tanzania unscathed as the hosts enjoyed a lion’s share of…

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Armed assailants shoots dead GSU officer manning Wilson Airport watch tower

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2,994 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,28TH JULY,2019-Police in Nairobi have begun investigations into an incident in which a General Service Unit (GSU) officer manning the Wilson Airport watch tower in Nairobi was Saturday night shot dead while responding to a false distress call. Police sources say the officer was shot by four men who had duped him out of the watch tower, while posing as fellow GSU officers. The same assailants  also stole his AK47 rifle. His colleague managed to escape with a leg injury but he also…

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Police in Kakamega arrests a Man arrested filmed while hacking suspect with a panga

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2,823 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KAKAMEGA,28TH JULY,2019- Police in kakamega have arrested a man who was captured in a widely circulated video hacking a suspected chicken thief with a machete in Shinyalu . The suspect, Francis Muse Liseche alias Moi/President, was nabbed on Sunday by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI). In the video, the suspect was captured savagely cutting a man with a panga in public on allegations of stealing a chicken. The victim died from excessive bleeding. Three other suspects among them the owner of the…

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DP Ruto asks politicians not to politicize war against corruption

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2,375 total views, no views today BY DPPS,KAJIADO,28TH JULY,2019-Deputy President William Ruto has asked politicians to let agencies mandated with the fight against corruption in the country to do their work.Speaking  Sunday at St. Anne Kibiko Catholic Church in Kibiko, Kajiado County,the deputy president said it would not be of any help to use political gatherings and funerals to lecture the Government on how to deal with the vice. He noted that politicians had no role in the investigation and prosecution of graft cases. “Do not politicise the fight against corruption.…

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War on graft: Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu,wife surrenders to EACC

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382 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,28TH JULY,2019-Kiambu County Governor Ferdinand Waititu on Sunday morning  presented himself before the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC). Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji ordered the arrest of the Kiambu county chief and his wife Susan Wangari Ndung’u on Friday over alleged embezzlement of Ksh. 588million public funds. The DPP said he is satisfied with evidence against Waititu and 12 other suspects linked to irregular procurement for upgrading several roads in Kiambu County. “I find that the award of the contract for Ksh.588,198,328.20…

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You have to dialogue on deadlock on division of revenue,DP Ruto tells governors and MPs

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2,678 total views, no views today BY DPPS,NYANDARUA,27TH JULY,2019-Deputy President William Ruto has urged Governors and Senators to dialogue with Members of Parliament to resolve ongoing deadlock on division of revenue. Ruto said there is a need to sit,  deliberate and find a solution on shareable revenue to counties and enable effective service delivery to Kenyans. Ruto was speaking on Saturday in Kinangop, Nyandarua County, where he led a fundraiser for African Inland Churches. His comments comes after the President said the government will not give more than what it has issued. The…

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Stop politicizing war on graft,Odinga tells politicians defending Arror and Kimwarer dams suspects

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2,703 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MARAKWET,27TH JULY,2019-ODM party leader Raila Odinga has  told off those defending  persons charged in Arror and Kimwarer dams scandal. THe opposition chief also wants  leaders to stop politicizing the war on graft Speaking on Saturday in Marakwet during the burial of Johnstonne Kadenge who was an ODM official in the area,Odinga  said the suspects linked to the Arror and Kimwarer dams scandal had been charged in courts where they should defend themselves. “We should let the courts handle the cases and the truth will…

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Tragic:Ikolomani MP’s son dies in a US swimming pool

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2,758 total views, no views today BY  NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,27TH JULY,2019-The family of Ikolomani Member of Parliament Bernard Shinali is engulfed in grief and pain following the demise of the MP’s son Chris Atema. The 35-year old who lives and works in the United States of America is said to have drowned in a swimming pool at a hotel in Arizona. According to the MP’s Brother Robert Ayitsi the deceased a Father of two has been in America for several years working as a soldier in the US Navy. “We are very…

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Sports 

Arsenal agree £72m on deal for Lille winger

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1,905 total views, no views today BY BBC ONLINE,27TH JULY 2019-Arsenal have reached an agreement with French club Lille to sign Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe in a deal worth Sh 9.3billon((£72m). The Gunners will pay for the 24-year-old via a series of instalments that suit their restricted budget for this summer. An agreement between Arsenal and Pepe’s representatives still needs to be finalised. But the transfer is expected to be completed in the next 24 to 48 hours. Italian side Napoli also met Lille’s asking price, but their proposal was…

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Club floor collapses in South Korea as athletes dance; two people dead

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1,570 total views, no views today BY REUTERS,27TH JULY 2019- The upper deck of a nightclub collapsed on top of revelers in South Korea on Saturday, killing two people and injuring several foreign athletes competing at the World Aquatics Championships, rescue officials and witnesses said. The floor gave way in the Coyote Ugly nightclub in the city of Gwangju at about 2:30 a.m. (1730 GMT Friday), pinning people underneath and injuring at least 10, rescue officials said. The two people killed were South Korean. New Zealand men’s water polo team captain Matt…

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EACC confirms arrest of three grafts suspects in Kiambu County

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853 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,27TH JULY 2019-The anti-graft agency has  ordered Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu, who is wanted in Sh588 million graft probe, to turn himself him at the commission’s headquarters in Nairobi. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission CEO Twalib Mbarak said Mr Waititu, his wife Susan Wangai Ndung’u, Eng Luka Mwangi Waihenya and four other suspects could not be traced at their known residences. Mbarak said three suspects, Charles Mbuthia Chege, Joyce Ngina Musyoka and Simon Kabacho Kangethe, were arrested early Saturday morning. On Friday, the Director…

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President Uhuru,Dp Rotu mourns Kibra MP Ken Okoth

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2,725 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,26TH JULY,2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta and deputy president William Ruto on Friday sent a message of condolence to the family, friends, relatives and residents of Kibra Constituency following the death of Honourable Ken Okoth at The Nairobi Hospital. President Kenyatta said death has robbed the nation of an astute and progressive legislator who stood out for his servant leadership credentials. The Head of State described Mr Okoth as a courageous and illustrious servant of the people who sacrificed personal comfort to serve the country…

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DPP orders arrest of Kiambu Governor Waititu,eight others over 588M graft allegations

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2,689 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,26TH JULY 2019-The director of public prosecution Noordin HAJI HAS  ordered immediate arrest  of Kiambu Governor Waititu, wife and eight others over 588M graft allegations. The governor is accused of illegally awarding road construction tender to a contractor said to be associated to him among other accusations . In a statement sent to the press on Friday evening,the DPP said he is satisfied with evidence against Waititu and 12 other suspects linked to irregular procurement for upgrading several roads in Kiambu County. “I…

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Leaders united in mourning Kibra MP Ken Okoth

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2,336 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,26TH JULY,2019-Condolences messages continues to be sent  by  across the country with  political leaders united in mourning the untimely death of  Kibra MP Ken Okoth.Among those who have condoled with family and friends of the fallen leader are opposition leader  Raila Odinga, Anyang Nyongo, Kalonzo Musyoka, Gideon Moi and speaker of the national assembly Justin Muturi. In his message Odinga  said Ken was courageous having battled cancer bravely .” I’m deeply saddened by the passing of our MP Hon. Ken battled Cancer with unique…

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Transition:Kibra Mp Ken Okoth dies after a long battle with cancer

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614 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,26TH JULY,2019-Kibra Member of Parliament Ken Okoth has died.Okoth died   at Nairobi Hospital on Friday after a long battle with colon cancer. The legislature has been in hospital outside the country and within for the better part of this year.Earlier this year, Mr Okoth revealed that he had been diagnosed with advanced colorectal cancer. He travelled to Europe soon after where he was receiving treatment for five months. For over a year before his diagnosis, Mr Okoth said he had symptoms of ulcers, and…

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Former KVDA Managing Director David Kimosop set to be arraigned Monday

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663 total views, no views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,26TH JULY,2019-Former Kerio Valley Development Authority (KVDA) Managing Director David Kimosop is set to be  arraigned in court on  Monday  next week where he will face  graft over the Sh63 billion Kimwarer and Arror dams’ scandal. Kimosop was  arrested on Friday morning at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. It remains to be confirmed whether the ex-director will spend the weekend in custody or not. Former National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich and his Principal Secretary Kamau Thugge denied abuse of office, neglect of…

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Sports 

Everton to bid Sh8b for Zaha

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1,169 total views, no views today BY AGENCIES ,NAIROBI,26TH JULY,2019-Everton are in talks to sign Wilfried Zaha and are set to bid Sh7.7 billion for the Crystal Palace forward, according to reports. The Toffees are willing to offer the Eagles a player as part of the deal for Zaha, who wants to test himself at a new club after four-and-a-half years at Palace, who finished 12th in the Premier League last season. His preference would be to remain in London, but he is understood to be willing to move back to…

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Kibra MP Ken Okoth admitted at Nairobi Hospital’s ICU unit

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855 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,26TH JULY-,Kibra Member of Parliament Ken Okoth was last night rushed to Nairobi Hospital’s ICU. This comes two weeks after he made his first official appearance to the public after being away in France for five months seeking treatment for colorectal cancer. He had attended the Kibra Music Fest at Moi Girls School, Nairobi. In March, Okoth told Kenyans that he was managing stage four colorectal cancer and will survive. Okoth, 41, is serving his second term. He showed confidence that he will…

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IEBC at cross roads as Court stops process of recruiting C.E.O

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731 total views, no views today BY  KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,26TH JULY,2019-A Labor court on Friday stopped the recruitment of IEBC CEO pending hearing and determination of the case. Chama Cha Mawakili (CCM), a lobby representing lawyers  went to court  challenging the appointment of the commission’s chief executive officer. CCM alleged that the IEBC did not explain to the public the justification for shortlisting the 10 candidates and how the rest failed the test.But IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati argued the recruitment process to replace Ezra Chiloba was open and transparent.the recuitment of the…

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War on Graft:Former Kerio Valley Development Authority (KVDA) MD David Kipchumba Kimosop arrested.

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759 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,26TH JULY 2019-Former Kerio Valley Development Authority (KVDA) Managing Director David Kipchumba Kimosop was on Friday morning  arrested at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA)  on arrival from Tanzania. Kimosop is among 28 suspects indicted over the Sh63 billion Arror and Kimwarer dams scandal that swallowed Henry Rotich from the National Treasury. Rotich was charged on Monday alongside his Principal Secretary Kamau Thugge. Both have since been sacked and replaced. Rotich was replaced by Labour Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani while Thugge’s position was…

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Kenyan national men basket team through to AFROCAN 2019 finals after beating Morocco

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1,005 total views, no views today By SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,26TH JULY,2019– National Men’s Basketball team  have qualified for the finals of the Africa Cup of Nations basketball  in Bamako, Mali after beating Morocco last night. Kenya will now take on the DRC in the final. Kenya Finals humbled  Morocco 66 : 96  in the semi finals .Kenya who are the  first timers & underdogs of the tournament have produced superb performance to the surprise of many.

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ODM says no to Punguza Mizigo referendum push

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2,014 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,25TH JULY,2019-The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has rejected Thirdway Alliance Party’s Punguza Mizigo referendum bill.ODM says the bill had  failed  in  addressing  structure of government and public debt. In a statement issued Thursday by ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna, the party poked holes in Punguza Mzigo Bill saying it has not addressed issues of public interest such as conflict of interest where public servants trade with the state, electoral injustice, independence of investigative and strengthening Chapter 6 of the Constitution. Mr Sifuna said…

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Govt extend the deadline to travel on the new e-passport to March 1 next year for all Kenyans.

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1,936 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,25TH JULY 2019-The government on Thursday announced the extension of the deadline to travel on the new e-passport to March 1 next year for all Kenyans.Government  spokesperson Cyrus Oguna said Thursday through statement sent to media houses,  that Kenyans can continue to travel on their old passports until early next year. The government had initially put  August 31, 2019 as the deadline to acquire the document. The government spokesperson urged Kenyans to take advantage of the extension and not wait for the last…

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Please consider Peter Kenneth for a government job,Odinga asks Uhuru

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2,056 total views, no views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,25TH JULY,2019-Opposition leader Raila Odinga on Wednesday  asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to consider appointing former presidential candidate Peter Kenneth for  a government job. Speaking at the burial of Kenneth’s mother, Mama Rahab Wambui, in Gatanga, Murang’a County, Odinga heaped praise on the former Gatanga MP, describing him as a gentleman with vast experience who deserves a role in government. “We are here to condole with you for losing Mama Rahab, who brought up this man ‘Muthongo wa Gatanga’ (Kenneth’s nickname) into the gentleman…

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President Uhuru tells off governors,Senators over their continued demands for more cash

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868 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,25TH JULY 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta has told off governors over their push for more cash  a part from what they have already been allocated in the current financial year. Speaking at burial of Peter Kenneth’s mother on Thursday, Uhuru said governors are asking for what the government cannot offer. He has instead directed them to deliver to Kenyans first with what they have instead of asking for more which could benefit some corrupt individuals. “Tumieni ile mko nayo kwanza. Sisi wote tupambane na…

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