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Its a last minute rash to be enumerated as Census exercise officially comes to end at midnight

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7,164 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,31ST AUG 2019-As the  week long census exercise comes to an end officially at midnight on Saturday,the government  says  over 95 percent of households have so far been enumerated Planning Principal Secretary Saitoti Torome says , the government hopes to have completed the remaining five percent by midnight, Saturday, when the exercise comes to a close. “Since we have covered over 95 percent we expect that the remaining 5 percent will be covered within the remaining time. We don’t see the need to…

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Transition: founder VC of Masinde Muliro University Prof. Barasa Wangila dies

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4,586 total views, 2 views today BY  NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,31ST AUG 2019-The academic sector in the country is mourning the death of  founder Vice Chancellor of Masinde Muliro University Prof. Barasa Wangila . Prof. Wangila died while undergoing treatment at Aga Khan hospital in Kisumu County on Saturday morning. In a statement, Prof Kubasu Kwashe Mwene- the Secretary General, UASU MMUST Chapter, indicated that the late Professor has been ill for a while. “We have received with shock the sad news of the passing on of Prof Barasa Wangila , who has been…

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shock and tears as 4 children are slashed to death in Bomet and Nyandarua counties

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4,440 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENTS,31ST AUG 2019-Residents of  Nyandarua and Bomet  are still shocked  after four children were killed by their fathers in  what is reported to be family disagreements . The fisrt case in Nyandarua, a man was reported to have hacked his two sons aged 6 and 8 to death following a domestic dispute with his wife. The said man  later committed suicide. In the second incident in Bomet, a man also slashed his two sons to death after a quarrel with his wife over money to…

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Former Wendy Waeni’s manager Joe Mwangi’s woes are far from over as DCI orders his arrest

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3,232 total views, 2 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,30TH AUG 2019-Woes facing  child star Wendy Waeni’s former manager Joseph Mwangi are far from over after the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)  issued a warrant of arrest for him . Mwangi alias Joe is wanted by authorities in connection with forgery and issuing threats to the girl’s mother Magdalene Mbele. “Mr Joseph Mwangi NDUTA alias Joe whose photos appear below is #Wanted by @DCI_Kenya Detectives in connection with the Forgery of a Letter purporting to be from a Cabinet Secretary threatening the complainant-…

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KNUT Members finally eject secretary general Wilson Sossion,Hesbon Otieno takes over

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3,175 total views, 2 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,30TH AUG 2019-Kenya National Union of teachers members have finally managed to eject the long serving secretary general Wilson Sossion  just a day after a National Executive Council meeting held on Thursday. The meeting, held despite a court order obtained by Sossion to stop it, resolved to have his deputy Hesbon Otieno take over in an acting capacity. The new development has been  communicated to the Labour Ministry. “I wish to inform you that I have registered the Notice of Change of Officers,” the…

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Be patient you will all be enumerated before the end of the week-long census exercise,DP Ruto tells those yet to be counted

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2,965 total views, 1 views today BY  DPPS, NAROK,30TH AUG ,2019-Deputy President William Ruto has assured Kenyans who are yet to be counted in the ongoing  census exercise that they will be counted before the same exercise comes to an end officially this Saturday. Speaking in Emurua Dikiir, Narok County, Ruto affirmed  that the exercise will be credible to allow the government to plan for its citizen based on accurate numbers. “I want to urge all those who have not been counted not to worry they will all be counted. We will…

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KRA destroys goods worth KSh1.5 billion in Kajiado

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964 total views, 12 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,30TH AUG 2019-The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) on Friday  destroyed illicit excisable products with a market value of over Kshs. 1.5 billion at stony Athi, Kajiado County. The products seized from various traders in Nairobi and its environs, were being sold in contravention of various regulations as provided for under the Excise Duty Act and could have led to a loss of over Kshs. 400 Million in tax revenues. Among the products destroyed, include 25,070 bottles of beer, 102,004 bottles of wine spirits packed in…

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Inspekta Mwala speaks on Fatal Accident In Kilifi that claimed a life

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690 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,30TH AUG 2019-Popular  Kenyan actor Davis Mwabili, also  “Inspekta Mwala”, has finally spoken on  reports that he hit and killed a pedestrian, Samuel Mwaki, on Monday night in Kaloleni, Kilifi County. Mwala, who is out on Ksh40,000 police bond took to twitter and regretted his acts. “Am sorry for what happened and pole to the family, ” said Mwala. Mwala,who plays  role  of a police inspector in a comical show that airs on Citizen TV, urged Kenyans not to brand him a ‘killer’.…

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Police in Kwale gun down Al Shabaab suspect in shootout

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1,057 total views, no views today BY  CORRESPONDENT,KWALE,30TH AUG 2019-Police in Kwale have killed a man suspected to be a member of al-Shabaab. Kwale Police County Commander Tom Odero says  officers caught up with the suspect at Ng’ombeni area in Matuga before shootout between them ensued . “The suspect opened fire on police who had ordered him to surrender. One officer was injured as police exchanged gunfire with the suspect,” he said. Police officers did not relent and managed to gun down the suspect and a pistol was recovered, the police…

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Kenya wins fifth gold medal in Rabat Morocco as Titus Ekiru finishes first in the 21km Half Marathon

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2,583 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII, 30TH AUG 2019– Kenya has won its fifth gold medal in the 21km Half Marathon at the ongoing All Africa Games at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat, Morocco after Titus Ekiru  managed to cross the finishing light first despite  the hot weather conditions. Ekiru clocked 1:01:42 to take gold as Moroccan duo of Reda Elaaraby (1:02:44) and Hamza Sahli (1:02:45) ensured silver and bronze remained at home. Kenya’s Morris Munene took fourth place in 1:02:51 with Panuel Mkungo placing fifth…

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Girl, 9, tests positive for Ebola in Uganda

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1,244 total views, no views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, KAMPALA, Uganda Aug 30 – A nine-year-old girl who had travelled from the Democratic Republic of Congo has been found to have Ebola, authorities in Uganda said on Thursday. The child, who is of Congolese origin, was diagnosed after exhibiting symptoms at a border crossing in the southwestern Kasese district on Wednesday. She was subsequently isolated and transferred to an Ebola treatment unit. A rapid response team had been dispatched to Kasese to support local teams, the Ugandan Health Ministry said in a…

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Wife of missing dutch tycoon Sarah Kamotho arraigned in court over the disappearance of her husband

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3,715 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,29TH AUG 2019-Wife of missing dutch tycoon Sarah Kamotho arraigned in court over the disappearance of her husband.This even as  Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti says missing Dutch citizen Tob Cohen could have been murdered even as his estranged wife Sarah Wairimu Kamotho remains in police custody. Ms. Kamotho was on Wednesday arrested at her Kitisuru home before being interrogated at the DCI headquarters on Kiambu Road after which she was taken to Muthaiga Police Station where she is being held. DCI…

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Chelsea have been handed a tricky group as UEFA Champions League 2019/20 draw is announced

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2,452 total views, 1 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,29TH AUG 2019-Liverpool have been drawn in a fairly ‘comfortable’ group for the 2019/20 Champions League, where they will face Napoli, Genk and Salzburg in Group B.  Chelsea have been handed a tricky group, where they will face Ajax, Lille and Valencia, with Manchester City handed a fair group where they will face Atalanta, Dynamo Kyiv and Shakhtar. Here is the full draw; Group A PSG Real Madrid Club Brugge Galatasaray Group B Bayern Tottenham Hotspur Olympiacos Zvezda Group C Manchester City Shakhtar Donestk…

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(TICAD7): Digital Agriculture next frontier for economic development in Africa

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3,211 total views, 2 views today YOKOHAMA, Japan, August 29, 2019- Prioritizing the digital space will help shift the development focus for Africa’s agribusiness sector and overcome its many hurdles, participants at an official side event, organized Wednesday during the 7th Tokyo International Conference, heard. The seminar headlined “The Digital Africa 2020 and Japanese investment Panel: Creating markets to digitize Africa, was jointly organized by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org). In his opening remarks, African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina shared an anecdote on how he…

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Devolution on trial as governors announce plans to completely shut down counties.

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3,045 total views, 2 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,29TH AUG 2019-Devolution has come under eminent trial after governors revealed that they will shut down counties as the stalemate over the division of revenue continues. CoG chairman Wycliffe Oparanya on Thursday announced a total shut down of counties starting mid next month should the stalemate between the Senate and the National Assembly in passing Division of Revenue Bill 2019 persists. He said county governments will not render any services starting September 16 if the two houses fail to agree. “Beginning September 16, if…

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Manchester United’s Chris Smalling to join Roma on loan

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2,184 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,29TH AUG 2019-Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is close to joining Roma on a season-long loan for a Sh340 million fee. The 29-year-old visited United’s headquarters on Thursday to define his exit and is expected to fly to Italy in the evening to undergo a medical. Talks between the two clubs started on Tuesday with United initially requesting Sh2.3 billion between a loan fee and option to buy, but eventually decided to opt for a one-year loan to avoid long bureaucratic matters that…

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Govt unveils modern genetic analyzer with a promise to swiftly resolve cases of pending murders

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840 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,29TH AUG 2019-Interior cabinet secretary Fred Matiangi  on Thursday led other top security sector officials in unveiling a state-of-the-art 3500xL Genetic Analyzer with a promise of resolving Pending murder cases that have often been delayed due to backlog in sample analysis at the government chemist across the country. Speaking during the unveiling  at the government chemist in Nairobi  Matiangi, said the Chemist now has the capacity to serve Kenya and the region. “We have been trying to find the best solutions to our…

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Police have arrested four people after teachers stormed Knut headquarters-Video

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665 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,29TH AUG 2019-Police on Thursday  arrested four people as authorities battle to contain chaos that has rocked Knut House in Nairobi. The fracas erupted at the headquarters of the Kenya National Union of Teachers in Nairobi Thursday morning after some executive members turned up for a meeting to fire embattled Secretary-General Wilson Sossion. The National Executive Council members were seeking to hold the meeting even after it was stopped by the Labour Court on Wednesday. The executives forced their way into Knut House…

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Guilty as charged: Court finds City businessman Leonard Kanari found guilty of man manslaughter

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594 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,29TH AUG 2019-The court has found a Nairobi  city businessman  guilty of manslaughter.Kanari   allegedly shot and killed another man in what is  suspected to be  love triangle in 2016. Kanari was found guilty of killing Christopher Muganda at Garden Estate in Kasarani, Nairobi County. Justice Jessy Lessit While delivering the ruling said that Kanari used intense force when he shot dead the deceased person who was unarmed which is against the law. “The cause of death was bleeding from the gunshot wound at…

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UK warships to patrol dangerous West African waters

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2,224 total views, 2 views today BY BBC NEWS AFRICA, 29TH AUG 2019-British warships are expected to patrol the Gulf of Guinea before the end of the year, according to UK Armed Forces Mark Lancaster, who is on a three-day visit to Ghana. He said that the fleet would join forces with members of the regional bloc Ecowas to combat growing insecurity off the West African coast – considered one of the most dangerous stretches of water anywhere in the world. His announcement comes in the wake of the recent kidnapping of 10…

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A section of KNUT NEC officials hold meeting despite court order,recommend Wilson Sossion replaced with Hesbon Otieno.

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1,036 total views, 3 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,29TH AUG 2019-A section of  Kenya National Union  of  teachers National executive council on Thursday  held a meeting to plan how to effect leadership change  at the  union. The members met at a  Nairobi hotel with source privy to the proceedings saying the agenda of ousting secretary general Wilson Sossion was discussed at length.Members recommended  Sossion  be replaced with Hesbon Otieno.  The members want Otieno to take over the union’s mantle ahead of the December Annual Delegates Conference where they will conduct elections. Those…

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Things gets complicated at KNUT as members storms HQ in an attempt to ouster Sossion

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1,131 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,29TH AUG 2019-Things got thicker  on  Thursday morning at the  Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT)  head offices in Nairobi after a section of members  stormed the facility in an attempt to eject Secretary-General Wilson Sossion. The move  comes just hours after the Labour Court issued orders stopping KNUT’s National Executive Council (NEC) from convening a meeting to forcefully remove Sossion from office. However some of the  KNUT officials  speaking at the headquarters  have insisted that meeting will go on. “We are here…

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7 members of a sect arrested in Tharaka Nithi for allegedly refusal to be enumerated

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1,224 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,THARAKA NITHI,29TH AUG 2019-Police in Thraka Nithi county have arrested Seven Kabonokia sect members for declining to be counted in the ongoing census. According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) , the seven  among them family members were arrested at Gatue Location where they told enumerators “the process is satanic because we will be counted in heaven.” On Wednesday, two locals who are members of the sect were also arrested in Kitui for declining to cooperate with enumerators saying, “we’ve been counted in the…

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Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7): PM Shinzo Abe says Japan will help double Africa’s rice production by 2030

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2,864 total views, 3 views today YOKOHAMA, Japan, August 28, 2019– The Sasakawa Association will work with the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA), to help double rice production to 50 million tonnes by 2030.  Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made the announcement at the Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) symposium held on Wednesday during TICAD7. “Japanese technology can play a key role in innovation which is key to agriculture,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told delegates. Discussions at the Symposium focused on Africa’s youth bulge, unemployment rates, agricultural innovations and technologies, solutions and job creation…

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Harambee Stars Defender Joseph Okumu now finds a new home in Swedish Side IF Elfsborg

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1,066 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,28TH AUG 2019-Harambee Stars defender Joseph Okumu has joined Swedish top-tier side IF Elfsborg. The 22-year-old defender is among players who showed outstanding performance for the national team during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, therefore attracting attention of many clubs. He is already in Sweden and having agreed personal terms with the club, is set to be officially unveiled on Wednesday. The lanky defender started his professional football career at Chemelil Sugar FC in 2014 joining straight from Kakamega High…

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Kibra by- elections:ODM pushes nominations to September 7

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2,661 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,28TH AUG 2019-The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party has psuhed its  its nominations for the Kibra by-election  until September 7  due to what the party say is inadequate security personnel.The party’s nominations were set to be held this Saturday  August 31. “The National Elections Board has postponed the party nominations exercise in Kibra Constituency due to lack of provision of security personnel for the exercise occasioned by the ongoing national census,” said the party on Wednesday evening. Majority of police officers across the…

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Jubilee Party gives Kibra parliamentary aspirants until Friday to sent applications

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2,451 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,28TH AUG 2019-Jubilee Party has  called on interested members seeking nomination in the Kibra by-election to present  their  applications by Friday this week. The party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju on Wednesday said the applications will be scrutinised before qualified candidates are invited for interviews between Saturday and Monday. The party has disowned a letter sent to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Monday with names of five candidates–including footballer McDonald Mariga–with Tuju saying his signature was forged. Following what the party terms as…

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Reprieve for KNUT sec General as Labour court stops KNUT National Executive Council meeting

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966 total views, no views today BY  JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,28TH AUG 2019-A Labour Court on Wednesday  issued orders stopping KNUT’s National Executive Council (NEC) from convening a meeting to allegedly ouster the union Secretary General Wilson Sossion. Sossion obtained the order on Wednesday after he told the court that he is likely to suffer irreparable harm if the meeting is to proceed. The order issued by Employment and Labour Relations Judge Byrum Ongaya read “pending hearing of the application, the meeting convened by Sossion scheduled to be held today in the NEC…

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Two dead as Japan orders 870,000 to flee heavy rains

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1,699 total views, 2 views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Tokyo, Japan, Aug 28 – Two people were confirmed dead on Wednesday as heavy rains pounded southwest Japan, prompting flood and landslide warnings and orders for 870,000 people to seek safety. More than a million more people were advised to leave their homes after the country’s weather agency raised the alert to its highest level for parts of northern Kyushu. The emergency warning is issued “if there is a significant likelihood of catastrophes”. Officials confirmed two deaths, one in western Saga prefecture where a man…

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Divorce case pitting senator Linturi continues as Kitany fights to Prove there was a traditional Wedding

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1,117 total views, 3 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,28TH AUG 2019-Estranged wife of Meru senator Minthika Linturi Maryanne Kitany  has continued to testify in court  and why to prove just why the senator should not divorce her just yet. This as a divorce case pitting the two continued. Kitany  on Wendesday sought to cement her evidence by supplying the court with photos as approve that she was married to Linturi under the Nandi and Meru customary laws. Testifying before Milimani Chief Magistrate Peter Gisore, Kitany  said  that she was married to Linturi…

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KNH discharges Baby Jeremy born at 400gm after five months of incubation

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1,029 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,28TH AUG 2019– Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) on Wednesday discharged Baby Jeremy  who at the time of delivery weighed only 400 grams .He has been under incubation for  five months . The baby was born on April 1, 2019 at 24 weeks and  was given the name miracle baby Jeremy . While discharging the baby KNH Chief Executive Dr. Evanson Kamuri said the baby currently weighs 3.5kg. “He will be discharged today, i can assure Kenyans that services offered to the new born are…

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Suspect in David Mwangi murder case to remain in police custody for 14 more days

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762 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,28TH AUG 2019-The high court in  Nakuru  has allowed an application to continue holding a suspect in the David Mwangi murder case. The court obliged to the plea by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and ordered that Elvis Musonya Karambe be held for two more weeks. The suspect, an employee at Wachira’s Biscepts Company in Industrial Area,  was arrested on Monday and spent the night at Railways Police Station. The suspect is  allegedly at work on August 17, 2019, the night that Wachira…

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Transition: Former TLB chairman Hassan ole Kamwaro passes on

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583 total views, 1 views today BY JAON WANJIKU,NAIROBI,28TH AUG 2019-Former Transport and Licensing Board Chairman (TLB) chairman Hassan ole Kamwaro  has died. Kamwaro is reported to have  died while receiving treatment at  a hospital in the United states.  He is said to have been suffering from throat cancer. In 2015 the Wiper party named him deputy chairman. It will be recalled that Kamwaro made  news headlines  two years ago after marrying Eunice Sesian, a woman who was 46 years his junior. He was 69 years old at the time and told…

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Huge victory for convicts as court declares as unconstitutional Section 46(1)(ii) of the Prison Act.

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524 total views, no views today BY JOHN WERU,28TH AUG 2019-The High Court has declared unconstitutional Section 46(1)(ii) of the Prison Act.The act was seen as inappropriate since did not provide for remission to murder and robbery with violence convicts and also those serving life imprisonment. In the ruling, those who have being in prison have a right to appeal and if they have served the required time they will be pardoned depending on the report from the Prison on behaviour and character. Justice George Odunga further ruled that all prisoners…

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Manchester United agree to loan Alexis Sanchez to Inter Milan?

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839 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,28TH AUG 2019-Inter Milan have reportedly agreed a season-long loan deal for Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez. Having contributed just five goals from 45 appearances in all competitions, Sanchez has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford, which has led to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer being prepared to part ways with the Chile international. Inter have been monitoring developments in recent weeks, resulting in a bid being made to sign the attacker on a temporary basis. According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, Inter have come to an agreement to sign Sanchez…

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Stephen Masha has been appointed by president Uhuru to be the Acting Controller of Budget

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2,425 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,27TH AUG 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed Deputy Controller of Budget Stephen Masha to be the acting  Controller of Budget after  Agnes Odhiambo’s eight-year term came to an end. In a gazette notice issued on  August 27, President Kenyatta said Mr. Masha will serve for the next 90 days, pending the appointment of a substantive office holder. “In exercise of powers conferred by section 7(1) of the Controller of Budget Act, 2016, I Uhuru Kenyatta, President and Commander in Chief of the Defence…

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Chinese National Charged with Tax Evasion

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2,253 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,27TH AUG 2019- A Chinese national was today charged at the Milimani Law Courts with three counts of failure to submit tax returns and pay taxes amounting to Kshs. 194 Million. The accused, Mr. Gao Fei is a Director of New X-TIGI Technology company Limited that deals with both wholesale and distribution of Chinese mobile phones X-Tigi brands, chargers, phone covers, earphones and other allied accessories. He was charged with failure to declare and remit taxes for a period of eight months that was…

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Wangusi to remain in office as court stops acting CEO from taking over pending case determination

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2,392 total views, 1 views today BY  JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,27TH AUG 2019-The court has  that outgoing Communications Authority boss Francis Wangusi will remain in office until the case against the appointment of the new board is concluded. Last week, Wangusi vowed not to hand over to the new CEO Mercy Wanjau, who was appointed on Thursday in an acting capacity. He had alleged that the board rejected Wanjau’s appointment. “It is sad that a few people with selfish interests are forcing a person to head such a vital government institution,” Wangusi said. Wanjau…

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Constitutional changes ought to benefit all-DP RUTO

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886 total views, no views today BY DPPS,ELDORET,27TH AUG,2017-Deputy President William Ruto has said the constitutional review should be a win-win for Kenyans and not a tool to divide the country. He asked Kenyans to ignore leaders who want to take advantage of calls for a referendum to amend the Constitution as a route to create division, hatred and confusion in the country. He said matters pertaining to the Constitution were weighty, and required the input of all Kenyans. Speaking during a development tour of Uasin-Gishu and Nandi Counties on Tuesday,…

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Nema raids  Sameer Agriculture and Livestock Ltd,shuts down Daima Milk Processing plant

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578 total views, 1 views today BY  NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,27TH AUG 2019-National Environment Management Authority  on Tuesday raided  Sameer Agriculture and Livestock Limited  and closed the company  for discharging untreated wastewater straight to the public sewerage. The company is a milk processing plant, which produces Daima Milk and other dairy products. Officials from Nema raided the facility which is located in Industrial Area in Nairobi on Tuesday to access its operations. “We have to close down this facility because they are discharging untreated wastewater bypassing the treatment plant,” Ag. Director General Mamo B.Mamo…

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Neno evangelism Pastor Ng’ang’a sued by male worshipers for abusive language

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374 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,27TH AUG 2019-Neno evanjelism  Pastor Ng’ang’a has been sued for threatening and using abusive language and insulting  his church’s male congregants . According to the suit, the televangelist has been accused of using obscene, abusive or insulting language, against the church male congregants who contribute to his church by virtue of their tithes and offerings. The language is said to be in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace and more particularly by referring to them as “ng’ombe wewe” and “ng’ombe hizi”which are notorious…

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Film classification board bans playing of Tetema, Wamlambez songs,to Be Played only In Bars

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294 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,27TH AUG 2019-Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB)  has banned popular songs; Tetema by Diamond Platinumz and Wamlambez by Sailors.The board’s chief executive officer Ezekiel Mutua while announcing the ban on social media termed the songs as pornographic. The songs, the moral policeman said, will be played strictly in clubs and bars. They are, he said, obscene and “not suitable for public consumption, especially children.” Maintaining that the songs can not be banned completely because of their coded message, Mutua noted that they are…

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Judge Martin Muya found drunk after he went missing

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370 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,27TH AUG 2019- Judge Martin Muya who had been reported missing on Monday has been found. His wife had reported him missing after calls to his phone went unanswered and by 4:30am he was still nowhere to be seen. “She last contacted her husband namely Martin Muya on phone yesterday (Monday) at around 22.00,” the police report reads. According  to Citizen digital the Judge’s wife Haurellia Mbulwa, 56, told police that she suspected he had been carjacked because he had told her he…

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Rwandan Businessman Shot Dead In Maputo, Mozambique

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387 total views, 1 views today BY BBC NEWS,27TH AUG 2019-Head of Rwandan community in Mozambique, Louis Baziga, was on Monday shot dead in the capital, Maputo. Reports by BBC indicate that the successful businessman, who ran shops and pharmaceuticals in Maputo, was in his car when he was ambushed by armed men at around midday. Rwanda’s ambassador to Mozambique Claude Nikobisanzwe told the international media that the unidentified gunmen are yet to be arrested. “Mr Baziga was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival. Police have started investigations; it…

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President Kenyatta leaves the country for Japan to attend TICAD conference

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1,010 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,27TH AUG 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta  is scheduled to travel to  Japan on Tuesday to attend  the 7th edition of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), that officially starts on Wednesday . At the TICAD meeting, Kenya will be seeking to improve  its bilateral relations as well as consolidate cooperation with Japan in various sectors of the economy. The conference under the the theme  ‘Advancing Africa’s Development through People, Technology and Innovation”, will provide an opportunity for Kenya to engage directly with…

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Please do whatever you can to market Kenya positively abroad,DP Ruto asks Diplomats

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2,548 total views, no views today BY DPPS,NAIROBI,26TH AUG 2019-Deputy President William Ruto has asked newly appointed Diplomats and High Commissioners to market Kenya abroad. Observing that there are many positive narratives about Kenya beyond some cases of negative profiling, the Deputy President said Kenya’s story would not be told until it is told by Kenyans themselves. “You will be carrying the mandate of the government and the people of Kenya as you discharge your duties. We have huge expectations from you especially on position that Kenya has taken on matters…

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Census 2019 update:A chief in Wajir arrested for facilitating inflation of census figures

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1,996 total views, 2 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI, 26TH AUG 2019- Police have arrested a chief  in Wajir South for allegedly y facilitating inflation of census figures through double listing. Confirming the incident,National Police Service  spokes person Charles Owino on Monday said the chief was overseeing the registration of people twice, in a move aimed at exaggerating the final outcome. The Khumbi location chief will be charged in court on Tuesday when the census exercise will be entering its fourth day. Authorities believe the move is part of a scheme by…

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Kenya’s dream of joining oil exporting nations now a reality as the first consignment of 200,000 barrels leaves for the United Kingdom

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875 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT/PSCU,26TH AUG 2019-Kenya’s dream to join the league of petroleum exporting countries has become a reality as the first consignment of Kenyan crude oil left the Port of Mombasa on Monday headed for Malaysia. The consignment of 200,000 barrels of low sulphur crude from Kenya’s oil fields in Turkana County dis worth Ksh.1.2 billion, a price much higher than what was initially projected. Kenya is using this initial export to test the global market before it embarks on large scale commercial production of its oil.…

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13 Million house holds to be covered by the end of the census exercise-GVT

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627 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,26TH AUG 2019-The government has stated that at the end of the ongoing census exercise  a total of 13 million house holds will have been covered.This means that  each of the enumerators mandated with carrying out the census is expected to have covered 100 households by the time the exercise comes to an end. Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho who made the announcement at a press conference on Monday , also stated that the government will put every effort to ensure the exercise…

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