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NTSA suspends 9 matatu saccos over failure to obey transport regulations governing public service vehicle (PSV)

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2,509 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI ,30TH SEPT 2019-The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) on Monday suspended licenses of nine Saccos in Nairobi for failing to operate the minimum number of required vehicles. Transport regulations require public service vehicle (PSV) saccos to operate a minimum of 30 vehicles. “NTSA notifies the Public that it has suspended Nine Saccos/Companies for failing to comply with the provisions of Section 5(1) of the National Transport and Safety Authority (Operation of PSV)Regulations, 2014, which require a PSV Sacco/Company to operate a…

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Three tax agents charged in a Mombasa court for aiding tax evasion

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2,524 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,30TH SEPT,2019-Three tax agents were today charged at a Mombasa court for aiding two companies to fraudulently reduce their Value Added Tax (VAT). The two were charged alongside directors of the two companies. The tax agents from Ogot &Associates, together with directors of Gaab Transporters Limited and Samumu Construction Services were charged with several counts in two separate cases. They appeared before Mombasa  Senior Resident Magistrate Christine Ogweno. In one of the cases, the accused persons, Mohamed Moalin Mohamed, a director of Gaab Transporters…

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Al-Shabaab attacks US base, EU convoy in Somalia

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1,063 total views, no views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Mogadishu, Somalia, Sep 30 – The Al-Shabaab militant group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a US base in Somalia on Monday, as a security officer confirmed a separate strike against a convoy of EU advisers. The militants hit the US base at Baledogle, about 110 kilometres (70 miles) northwest of the capital Mogadishu, with explosives before gunmen opened fire on the compound. In a statement, Al-Shabaab said: “In the early hours of Monday morning, an elite unit of soldiers… launched a daring raid…

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A Woman who was stabbed 17 times by her husband withdraws case, forgives him

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2,324 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,30TH SEPT 2019-A woman who was stabbed 17 times by her husband in Karatina, Nyeri County has withdrawn the assault charges forgiving the Husband. Ms. Peninah Wangechi told Principal Magistrate Alice Mwangi at the Karatina Law Courts that she had forgiven her husband, Samuel Ndirangu, for the attack that occurred in April this year and would want the case withdrawn. She insisted that she had made the decision out of her own free will, and had neither been threatened nor compelled to withdraw the…

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Business 

Uchumi given 30 days to engage banks over Ksh.2.8 billion debt

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684 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,30TH SEPT,2019-The High Court Commercial and Tax Division has granted Uchumi an additional 30 days to engage banks over the settlement of outstanding loans advanced to the cash-strapped retailer. The directive by the court dated September 27 sits as a pre-cursor to the full acceptance of the supermarket’s Company Voluntary Agreement (CVA) following its partial admittance in May this year. Uchumi made its receipt of the CVA in March after requisite approval by the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) as it sought a new…

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Victims of Likoni Ferry Tragedy identified as a mother and her four years old daughter

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637 total views, 2 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,30TH SEPT  2019-A mother aged 35 and daughter aged 4 have been identified as the victims  who had drowned yesterday after their vehicle plunged into the Indian ocean  . The mother and daughter were traveling after attending to family matters and visiting their property in Msambweni. MM Shah school has confirmed the loss of one of their own through a text message sent to parents, with the family of the victims camping by the ocean awaiting reports from the Kenya Ferry Rescuers. The husband…

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Business 

On the ,move : Faulu Microfinance set to open eight new branches

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404 total views, no views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,30TH SEPT 2019-Faulu Microfinance is set to open eight new branches around the country at an estimated cost of Ksh.113 million. The  micro-lender  will also  be  refurbishing 15 of its 60 branches in a move which is seen as the bank’s consolidation of its physical presence. While the move sits against recent trends by banks to cut fat by trimming their brick and mortar outlets, Faulu Managing Director Apollo says the investment sits within the lender’s quest of bettering customer experience. “By expanding…

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Tragic:Four KDF officers killed in road accident in meru

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1,162 total views, no views today BY  JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,30TH SEPT 2019-Four Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) officers  have died  after a vehicle they were travelling in was involved in a road accident on the Meru–Isiolo Highway. According to Buuri OCPD Joseph Asugo, the driver of the vehicle carrying the KDF officers lost control before colliding head on with an oncoming private car at Matunda area on Sunday night. The officers died on the spot while four other people  a man his wife and two children  who were in the private car sustained…

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Sad:Search for a personal car that plunged into Kilindini harbour on Sunday resumes

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1,145 total views, no views today BY  JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,30TH SEPT 2019-Different rescue teams have this morning resumed  operation to locate and rescue  a station wagon that plummeted into the Kilindi Harbour on Sunday .The vehicle which is said to have had three accupants at the time of the tragedy plunged into the waters on Sunday  evening but until the time of going to the press the fate of the  occupants  still remain unknown. The Kenya Ferry Services (KFS) which operates vessels between the Likoni mainland to Mombasa island was joined by…

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50-year-old ex-prisoner arrested in Nyamira for allegedly defiling one-year-old daughter

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3,271 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NYAMIRA,29TH SEPT 2019-Police in Nyamira are holding a  50-year-old ex-prisoner after he was arrested on Sunday morning for   allegedly defiling his one-and-a-half-year-old daughter in Nyamiacho village, Nyamira County. According to  Nyamira North Police boss Timothy Muasya ,the suspect has been in hiding since Friday when he allegedly committed the act. Mr. Muasya added that the man was arrested after members of Nyumba Kumi noticed him trying to sneak back into his house and alerted the police. The man’s 19-year-old wife previoulsy told police officers…

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Tragic: Lighting strikes,injures Six students in Migori

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2,596 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MIGORI,29TH SEPT,2019-Six students of Arundo Secondary School in Rongo, Migori County are nursing injuries after they struck by lightning at the institution on Saturday evening  . Confirming the incident, area Assistant Chief Joseph Nyamanga said the six were in one of the classrooms as it was raining outside when lightning struck. According to Mr. Nyamunga, the institution’s transformer was also destroyed in the process. The administrator added that the victims, who include four Form Four students and two from Form Three, were rushed to…

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Sports 

Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele is the 2019 Berlin Marathon champion.

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2,016 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,29TH SEPT 2019-Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele on Sunday won   the 2019 Berlin Marathon after outrunning  a number of several long distance runners considered the world’s best. Bekele cut the tape in a time of two hours, one minute and 41 seconds which is just two seconds shy of the world record set by Eliud Kipchoge in last year’s race. Kipchoge, who holds the current record of 2:01:39, skipped this year’s race and could not defend his title. The world marathon record holder will be…

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Police gun down Four suspected thugs in shootout on Juja road

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2,476 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,29TH SEPT 2019-Four robbery with violence suspects were early Sunday morning gunned down in a shootout with officers  from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Juja Road. However two other suspects   escaped and are presently being pursued by police, while two pistols with several rounds of ammunition and four knives were recovered on scene. According to the DCI, the gang of six robbed two whitecastle residents and attempted to get away with their car. On receiving the report from the victims, detectives…

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Govt gives grabbers of Kenya Railways land until Oct 30 to vacate

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3,786 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,28TH SEPT 2019-The government has warned those sitting on Kenya Railways reserve land within Nairobi and its environs  have been given until October 30 to vacate or face eviction, the government said. Through a public notice issued on Friday, the management of Kenya Railways said the move is aimed at paving the way for the revitalization of Nairobi commuter network. “We hereby notify all persons who have settled on the Railway Reserve land to vacate in order to give way for the implementation…

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Obiri leads Kenya’s quest for gold in women’s 10,000m final

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5,833 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,28TH SEPT 2019-World 5000m champion Hellen Obiri will lead Compatriots Agnes Tirop and Rosemary Wanjiru in the quest for gold in women’s 10,000m final as the World Athletics championships enter day two in Doha, Qatar. The trio will face stiff opposition from Netherlands Sifan Hassan and Ethiopia’s contingent led by Senbere Teferi, Letesenbet Gidey and Netsanet Gudeta. Former World champion Eunice Sum will line up in the women’s 800m semi finals.  Sum qualified for the Semifinals as one of the best losers in…

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Kenya’s Ruth Chepngetich wins gold in Doha despite humid conditions

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5,666 total views, no views today BY AFP,DOHA,28TH SEPT 2019-Women’s marathon runners were rushed for medical attention, faces contorted in pain while other competitors hobbled off the track in the inaugural road race of Doha’s World Athletics Championships. Humidity of more than 73 percent and temperatures of almost 33 degrees Celsius (91 degrees Fahrenheit) dogged the race, specially started at midnight to avoid peak heat, as it meandered along a course on Doha’s Corniche coast road. “You see somebody down on the course and it’s just, extremely grounding and scary,” said…

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Africa 

Mugabe to be buried Saturday at rural home

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503 total views, 4 views today BY AFP,Harare,28TH SEPT 2019- Zimbabwe’s ex-president Robert Mugabe will be buried Saturday afternoon, his nephew said Friday, after the remains were moved from his Harare house to his rural village ahead of the event. The country’s founding leader died in a Singapore hospital earlier this month, aged 95, almost two years after a military coup ended his nearly four-decade rule. After weeks of wrangling between government and his family over the final resting place, the Mugabes have opted to entomb him at his birth place and…

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End of an Era as Sportpesa,Betin in close shop in Kenya

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787 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,28TH SEPT 2019-Betting firms SportPesa and Betin have finally closed shop in Kenya.The two firms have ceased operations in Kenya and are set to send home thousands of their employees after a prolonged tax standoff with the Kenyan government. In their statement released differently ,the betting firms, which  more than 60 percent of the market share in Kenya, said  they had resorted to take the action after the taxes slapped on the industry made the business no longer viable. SportPesa, which had earlier…

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Neno evangelism Pastor Ng’ang’a responds to American rapper Snoop Dogg for turning him into a meme

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11,602 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,25TH SEPT 2019-Controversial Neno Evangelism pastor James Maina Ng’ang’a has hit out at American rapper Snoop Dogg for making fun of one of his videos. Snoop Dogg had shared a video of Pastor Ng’ang’a seemingly slapping worshipers in the name of prayers with the caption: “When u late on the offering money. The. Rev need his (money)…” The rapper, however, deleted the post which had attracted millions of engagement. While he can barely get the rapper’s name right, Pastor Ng’ang’a has a message…

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President Kenyatta meets his Somalia and Djibouti counterparts in New York

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11,732 total views, no views today By PSCU, New York, USA, Sep 25 – President Uhuru Kenyatta Tuesday evening held separate meetings with his Somalia and Djibouti counterparts Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and Ismail Omar Guelleh respectively. The meetings held on the sidelines of the ongoing 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York were convened by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi of Egypt who is the current Chairman of the African Union. During the meetings, the African leaders discussed matters of mutual interest to the sister nations and the African…

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Sonko cracks the whip,suspends 16 top county officials over Precious Talent Academy tragedy

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11,713 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,25TH SEPT 2019-Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Wednesday suspended 16 top county officials following the tragic incident that left eight pupils from Precious Talent Academy dead. Sonko  in a statement issued on Wednesday said the suspended officials among them County ministers for Finance Charles Kerich and his Health counterpart Mohammed Dagane, had been sent home to pave way for investigations into how the building that collapsed killing the learners was approved. The Governor said the tragedy at Precious Talent School was a result…

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Verdict:Court acquits 6 Kisumu MCAs of assault charges after agreement

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1,960 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,25TH SEPT 2019-A magistrate court in Kisumu on Wednesday acquitted 6 Kisumu Members of County Assembly (MCAs) charged with assault and causing malicious damage. The members were accused of assaulting the Assembly’s sergeant at arms George Amayo in October last year, charges they all denied. Advocate Amonde Kenneth who represented the lawmakers told Chief Magistrate Julius Ngarngara the complainant had withdrawn the charges. The MCAs  who are  Seth Okumu of Seme East, Seth Kanga of Market Milimani, Joseph Olale of Nyalenda B, Ojwang Ogendo of…

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Blow to Kiambu deputy governor James Nyoro as Labour court restrains him from reshuffling county administration

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1,787 total views, no views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,25TH SEPT 2019-The Employment and Labour Relations Court in Nairobi on Wednesday barred Kiambu Deputy Governor James Nyoro from making any changes in the cabinet until  determination of a petition filed Tuesday by a voter. Nyoro who declared himself the Acting Governor after Ferdinand Waititu, who was  charged with graft-related offences in July over the irregular execution of a Sh588 million tender was barred by the court from accessing his county office, has been accused of, “deliberately and with unrestrained impunity engaging in…

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slain businessman Tob Cohen buried at Jewish Cemetery in Nairobi

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4,502 total views, 1 views today Slain Dutch tycoon Tob Cohen was buried on Tuesday  evening, at the Jewish cemetery, Nairobi in an event only attended by  family and close friends . His widow Sarah Wairimu, who is the main suspect in his murder was among those who attended ceremony after the court granted her permission. She donned a black pair of trouser with a top with black and white flowers. She wore dark sunglasses. Sarah who was Guarded by male and female prison warders was allowed to shovel soil into Cohen’s…

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Sossion wins big as court rules ouster move illegal

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3,176 total views, no views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,24TH SEPT 2019-Knut Secretary General Wilson Sossion is a happy man after  a Labour court ruled on Tuesday that a move to eject him is illegal . The Employment and Labour relations Judge Hellen Wasilwa  said the union’s National Executive Council acted in contempt of court when they convened a meeting to oust Sossion. In the case, Sossion’s rival Hesborn Otieno claimed that on August 29, Knut through its NEC members resolved to expel Sossion in accordance with the unions Constitution. The resolution…

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CBK will not extend dateline for exchanging old SH 1000 notes with new ones-Governor Njoroge

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3,033 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,24TH SEPT 2019-Central Bank of Kenya (CBK)  says  there will be no extension of a deadline for returning of old sh 1000 to have the new generation one.This comes even as the last day of having  the Old notes withdrawn which is September 30 nears. Addressing the press on Tuesday  CBK governor Patrck Njoroge has also expressed concerns over increased  transactions by wheat farmers and traders in Narok County ahead of the demonetization date. Njoroge  said the regulator is concerned with the usage…

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Pakistan PM presses Trump to seek Taliban deal

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2,582 total views, no views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, United Nations, United States, Sep 24 – Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday encouraged US President Donald Trump to restart talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban, saying there ultimately had to be a political settlement. “I am meeting with President Trump later on and I will tell that, look, there’s not going to be a military solution,” he told the Council on Foreign Relations before the two leaders’ meeting later Monday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. “For 19 years if you have…

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Police launch investigations into mysterious murder of former treasury Employee, Daughter

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1,774 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,24TH SEPT 2019-Police have commenced investigations into mysterious killings of a former Treasury staff member, Judith Mwai, and her daughter Catherine Mwai  whose bodies were found at their Golden Estate home in South B. Their bodies were discovered by the deceased’s sister on Monday morning as she paid them a visit. Makadara Police says  the two were still in their respective bedrooms when they were found. Judith, 73, was found lying facing down with a sisal rope tied around her neck with blood…

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We must all embrace climate actions that are mutually beneficial -Present Uhuru

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2,007 total views, no views today BY PSCU,NEW York, USA Sep 23-President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged fellow world leaders to pursue climate change adaptation and mitigation measures that secure people’s livelihoods and expand economic opportunities. The President said sustainable climate action is largely about people and their livelihoods adding that no one should be left behind in efforts to combat climate change. The President who spoke at the Climate Change Summit held on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly in New York said Kenya is fully committed to…

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Rogue officers to blame for Precious Talent tragedy-Governor Sonko

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4,895 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,23RD SEPT,2019– Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has accused some of his officers of approving substandard buildings in the county. Sonko said on Monday through a press statement that he had tried to epxose the corrupt officials in his office who have been flouting the Physical Planning Act and zoning regulations with impunity. ” Through the audit, I established that on more than one occasion, the rogue officers would switch off the digital system at City Hall to bypass the official channel in issuing…

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Precious Talent Primary tragedy:Govt orders audit of schools infrastructure after 7 pupils were killed

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3,844 total views, no views today BY DPPS,NAIROBI,23RD SEPT 2019-Following the collapse of the classroom at the precious Talent Primary school which left seven pupils dead early Monday,the Government has ordered the audit of all schools infrastructure in the country. The review, Deputy President Dr William Ruto has announced, would ensure that the academic institutions are habitable to learners. Addressing the press after  visiting the victims of the Precious Talent Primary classroom collapse on Monday at the Kenyatta Natioanl hospital, Dr Ruto said the move would ensure that the infrastructure is…

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Rouhani heads to UN in bid to win Iran support against ‘cruel’ US

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2,686 total views, no views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Tehran, Iran, Sep 23 – President Hassan Rouhani set off for New York on Monday to attend the UN General Assembly on a mission to win Iran support against “cruel” pressure from arch-foe the United States. His departure came as Iran said an oil tanker flying the flag of US ally Britain was “free” to leave more than two months after seizing it in sensitive Gulf waters. Speaking before flying out, Rouhani said his delegation was heading to the UN gathering despite reluctance from…

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County revenue survey ranks Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya best performer

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3,295 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,23RD SEPT 2019-The latest research on County Revenue and Accountability Survey  has listed  Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya as  the best performing county boss with  a revenue growth of 100.6 per cent. The  findings released on Monday by the Consortium of Researchers on Governance (CoRG), Laikipia Governor Ndiritu Muriithi follows second at 94.9 per cent with Tharaka Nithi’s Muthomi Njuki and Makueni’s Kivutha Kibwana coming in third and fourth place at 84.7 per cent and 53.1 per cent respectively. The group’s data analyst Charles…

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Murdered Dutch Tycoon Tob Cohen burial now pushed to Tuesday

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556 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,23RD SEPT 2019-Murdered  Dutch tycoon Tob Cohen has been pushed to Tuesday after the family failed to raise 10 priests, in accordance to Jewish customs. Cohen’s family lawyer Cliff Ombeta says  the organizers only managed to get 8 priests, therefore necessitating postponement of the  burial ceremony  which was slated for Monday. The two remaining priests are said to be in Mombasa and Kisumu cities and will be available on Tuesday. “Cohen is the highest-ranking person in the Jewish customs. His burial has to…

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KCB Group and global banks holding USD 47 trillion in assets commit to climate action and sustainability

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2,585 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,23RD SEPT 2019-In a massive boost for climate action and sustainability, leading banks including KCB Group and the United Nations today launched the Principles for Responsible Banking, with 130 banks collectively holding USD 47 trillion in assets, or one third of the global banking sector, signed up KCB Group today became one of the Founding Signatories of the Principles for Responsible Banking, committing to strategically align its business with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. By signing the Principles…

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Sad:7 pupils killed, 57 injured at Precious Talent School in Nairobi

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895 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,23RD SEPT 2019-Seven pupils have been confirmed dead and over 50 others injured after classrooms collapsed on them at Precious Talent School on Ngong Road in Nairobi. The affected classrooms were in a two-storey building that caved in at around 6.50am. Government spokesperson Colonel Cyrus Oguna confirmed that seven learners had died and 57 others rushed to Kenyatta National Referral Hospital. Col. Oguna further stated that the government would cater for the medical bills of the inured pupils. “57 students have been taken to…

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COURT allows Sarah Wairimu to attend husband’s burial

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1,130 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,23RD SEPT 2019-Dutch tycoon Tob Cohen’s widow Sarah Wairimu has been allowed to attend her husband’s burial  at the a Jewish Cemetery along Wangari Mathai Road at around 2pm. Wairimu who is a suspect in her husband’s murder on Friday sought to attend his burial ceremony after reaching an understanding with Cohen’s sister, Gabrielle Straten. Her Lawyer Philip Murgor had last week filed an application at the High Court seeking orders to compel Lang’ata Women’s Prison to allow her to send off her…

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Several pupils trapped in debris as a classroom at Precious Talent Top school in Kawangware, collapses

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748 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,23RD SEPT 2019-A classroom  at Precious Talent Top school in Kawangware collapsed on Monday Morning trapping Several pupils . The incident occurred at 8am. Until the time of going to press rescue efforts were is ongoing with reports saying there could be fatalities . The Kenya Red Cross tweeted that four of the pupils had been rushed to hospital, but it did not state their condition, with reports indicating that they were in a critical condition. “Classroom with pupils inside collapses at a school…

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Ezra Chiloba sues IEBC for terminating his contract illegally

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10,125 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,22ND SEPT 2019-The former chief executive of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Ezra Chiloba, has sued the electoral management body for wrongful termination of his employment. In a suit filed before the Employment and Labour Relations Court (ELRC No. 617 of 2019) through his lawyers, Wandabwa Advocates, Mr Chiloba is demanding at least Sh52.5 million as compensation for the decision to sack him on October 12, 2018. “The claimant’s claim arises from a series of actions by the Respondent (IEBC) that were…

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Tragic: Man dies After Being Run Over By Police Vehicle In Lamu

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11,434 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT ,22ND SEPT 2019-A 50-year-old man has died after he was hit by a police vehicle at Subira on the Lamu-Garsen road. Sources  media reports, the deceased, Mwangi Dorcas, was riding his motorcycle heading towards Hindi when a driver of the police van hit him before speeding off. The driver of the vehicle, belonging to Mokowe Police station, is suspected to have been drunk during the Sunday morning  incident. Mokowe OCS Bisengi confirmed the incident saying police have launched investigations into the incident before…

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Africa 

An American tourist dies as he proposes to his girl friend under water in Tanzania

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864 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,22ND SEPT 2019-An American  tourist who was  on holiday with his girlfriend in the neighboring Tanzania on Thursday drowned while proposing. Steven Weber and his lover Kenesha Antoine were reportedly staying in a wooden cabin with a bedroom submerged beneath the ocean surface at the Manta Resort, off Pemba Island. A video posted by Ms. Antoine on Facebook, shows Weber swam underwater and held a handwritten note against the bedroom windows. The note read: “I can’t hold my breath long enough to tell you…

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leave Jubilee party alone,DP Ruto tells Odinga

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14,906 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER/DPPS,21ST SEPT 2019-Deputy President William Ruto has told the  Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga to keep off Jubilee affairs. The Deputy President accused Mr Odinga of planning  to split Jubilee for his own selfish political interests. Dr Ruto told Mr Odinga to concentrate on building his ODM which he claimed was in a crisis. “Huyu mtu wa vitandawili (this man of proverbs) is trying to destroy Jubilee, thinking that by doing so he will ascend to power. I want to tell him…

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Sports 

CS Amina visits Kipchoge ahead of INEOS race slated for next month in Austria

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4,907 total views, 1 views today BY JAON WANJIKU,NAIROBI,21ST SEPT 2019-Sports Cabinet Secretary ambassador Amina Mohammed on Saturday  visited the World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge as he continues preparations for the historic sub two-hour run slated for next month. This will be the first time for Kipchoge  attempt run a marathon race in less than two hours in the race dubbed ‘INEOS 1:59 challlenge’ set to be held in Vienna, Austria. With less than a month remaining before the challenge, Mohammed visited Kipchoge today at his Global Communication training camp in…

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You have ten days to surrender illegal guns or be prosecuted-Govt

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5,904 total views, 3 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,21ST SEPT 2019- Kenyans have been urged to take advantage of Amnesty month to return illegal guns. Kenya National Focal Point On Small Arms and Light Weapons(KNFP) Director Mohamed Amin, said a survey conducted by Africa Amnesty indicated that in Kenya, over 600,000  firearms are in the hands of civilians. “A recent survey shows that we have roughly 550,000 to 650,000 illegal firearms in the hands of ordinary citizens. As you are aware recently there was a review of civilian licensing. The government has…

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Govt will spend Sh18bn for water and sewerage projects in Nairobi-DP Ruto

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4,200 total views, no views today BY DPPS,NAIROBI,21ST SEPT 2019-Deputy President William Ruto says the Government will spend approximately Sh18 billion for water projects and improvement of sewerage system in Nairobi as part of the country’s infrastructural development. He said when more people get access to water, it would spur the country’s economic growth and thus transform people’s lives. Speaking in Dandora grounds, Nairobi County when he inspected the construction work on the Eastern Transmission (Kiambu-Embakasi) Pipeline on Friday, the Deputy President said efforts were being made to ensure equitable water…

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Sarah Wairimu Cohen files an application in court seeking to be released ahead of her husband’s funeral on Monday.

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2,590 total views, 2 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,20TH SEPT,2019-Sarah Wairimu Cohen on Friday  filed an application in court seeking to be released to attend her husband’s funeral on Monday. She is seeking orders to be escorted to the Jewish cemetery where the late Tob Cohen will be buried. Lawyer Philip Murgor urged the court to hear the plea as a matter of urgency so that his client is not “denied of her right to accord her husband a decent burial and pay her last respects.” The advocate also reiterated that the…

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Cohen’s testament opened but the content remains unknown

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2,569 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,20TH SEPT 2019-The  Dutch tycoon Tob Cohen’s will  was opened on Friday even as  his widow Sarah Wairimu, who has questioned its authenticity stayed away. The will, which lawyer Chege Kirundi said was prepared at his office within Bruce House, was contained in a small brown envelope, that had been sealed with straps. Lawyer Kirundi however did not  reveal when it was prepared, during a press conference attended by Cohen’s siblings Gabrie and Bernard. Family friend Patrick Muiruri  who is a former Gatundu…

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Education Ministry puts teachers found using Teachers found using Blood Ties book on Notice,says they risk 3 years in jail

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2,551 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,20TH SEPT 2019-The Education Ministry has put  teachers found using unapproved books such as Blood Ties on notice  saying they risk 3 years in jail. In a statement released on Thursday, the Ministry noted that some schools are procuring unapproved books that contain unsuitable content. “You are therefor required to bring to the immediate attention of all Principals and Headteachers that only books listed in the Orange Book are allowed for use in schools,” the statement from Elyas Abdi, Director General for Basic Education,…

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KCB Group Plc Appoints New Managing Director at National Bank of Kenya Following Central Bank of Kenya Approval

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1,348 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,20TH SEPT 2019-KCB Group Plc has appointed Mr. Paul Russo as the Managing Director of National Bank of Kenya (NBK, following an approval by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK). Mr. Russo will lead the integration of NBK into KCB, taking over from Wilfred Musau, the outgoing NBK MD and CEO who has been assigned a new role at KCB Group to support the integration. On Thursday, the CBK gave a fit to serve approval for Mr Russo who is the KCB Group Director…

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Tob Cohen’s Will Set To Be Opened at 11:30am Friday

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984 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,20TH SEPT 2019-Dutch billionaire Tob Cohen’s will and testament will be read today Friday at 11.30 am. A letter from Kirundi & Company law firm says  the will will be opened tomorrow since his body was positively identified yesterday at Chiromo mortuary. The letter is addressed to Sarah Wairimu’s lawyer Philip Murgor, Danstan Omari, the deceased’s sister Gabrielle Cohen and a Bernard Cohen. “This is to notify you that since the body of Tob Cohen was identified yesterday the 18th September, 2019 at…

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