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SportPesa cleared by KRA, to resume normal operations soon

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2,956 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,3RD SEPT 2019-Kenya Revenue Authority has cleared betting firm SportPesa, paving the way for the company to get back its trading licence which in tern will see it resume normal operations. Following the clearance, SportPesa will now apply for a new licence to be issued by the Betting Control and Licensing Board. The company on Tuesday said that it had positive engagement with the government and it was optimistic of resuming business soon. “Our sessions with regulators and government are targeted towards creating…

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Former Nasa CEO Norman Magaya has spoken on allegations of neglect by ODM

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2,728 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,3RD SEPT 2019-Former National Super Alliance CEO Norman Magaya has finally broken his silence and  defended ODM  party against claims by an opposition blogger that the Orange party had neglected him. On Monday evening ,Popular blogger Dikembe Disembe had  claimed  that Orange House had failed to execute an order by opposition leader Raila Odinga to foot Mr Magaya’s medical bills. He placed the blame on ODM executive director Oduor Ong’wen office. Mr Magaya first collapsed in August 2017 at the national tallying centre in Bomas…

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Fire erupts at Huruma Girls, Nairobi

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2,780 total views, 5 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,3RD SEPT 2019-A fire has broken out at Huruma Girls High School, Nairobi. Kenya Red Cross says  the fire was reported at the boarding school which is located in Makadara Constituency and that response team had been dispatched.   The organization   did not however give the cause of fire and did not indicate if there were any casualties. https://twitter.com/KenyaRedCross/status/1168910386982264838/photo/1

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Crucial services could be grounded to a halt in a week’s time in Kisumu as County health workers issue 7-day strike notice

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1,188 total views, no views today  BY CORRESPONDENT,KISUMU,3RD SEPT 2019-Health workers  in Kisumu County have issued a joint seven-day strike notice to the county government over what they termed as numerous  challenges they have been facing among them  delayed payment of their July salaries. Addressing the press on behalf of the medical practitioners, Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) Deputy General Secretary Maurice Opetu on Tuesday announced that health workers in all public institutions under the county government will go on strike should the Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o-led administration fail to address…

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Kirinyaga Woman Rep Ngirici Breaks her silence after road rage incident

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903 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,3RD SEPT 2019-Kirinyaga Woman Rep Wangui Ngirici has broken her silence a day after a video of an irate man reprimanding her for breaking traffic rules emerged. The video which is  17-second long  shows the man  scolding the MP , accusing her of trying to assault him. “Shame on you! You are a grown woman! What the hell is this car?! Follow the rules! And you’re coming here to try and punch me?” the man dressed in shorts and a T-shirt says. In the…

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Court Okays Marianne Kitany’s application to adjourn Divorce case

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884 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU ,NAIROBI,3RD SEPT 2019-A Nairobi magistrate court on Tuesday agreed to adjourn a scheduled cross examination of Marianne Kitany after she applied for a compassionate leave following the demise of her late father-in-law Mzee Linturi. Kitany on  Tuesday morning pleaded with the court to adjourn until Friday saying she could not continue with her testimony following the demise of Linturi’s father on Monday. Her lawyer Danstan Omari asked trial magistrate Peter Gisora to adjourn an ongoing cross examination until Friday to allow her…

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Former manager to child star Wendy Waeni Joe Mwangi to remain in custody for five more days

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504 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI, 3RD SEPT 2019-The court has ruled that Wendy Waeni’s ex-manager Joseph Mwangi will remain in police custody for five more days . The move will allow police  enough time to complete investigations into claims that he threatened the contortionist’s mother. Investigators had filed an application at the Milimani Law Courts seeking to hold him for seven days. They are investigating allegations that he forged a document, purporting it to be from the Interior Ministry. “Mr Joseph Mwangi Nduta alias Joe whose photos…

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Sports 

Vihiga United reappoints coach Tera, aims to be promoted to KPL

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1,644 total views, no views today BY  KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,3RD SEPT 2019-National Super League (NSL) side Vihiga United has resigned Tom Tera as an assistant coach, almost five months since he was fired alongside the then fellow assistant coach Francis Xavier and the then coach Mike Mururi due to poor performance. Tom Tera takes over from Vihiga Queens head coach Alex Alumira who held the role on an interim basis for three months. Tera will assist Sammy Okoth who was confirmed last week as their permanent head coach after short stint on…

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Police arrests Emurrua Dikirr MP Johanna Ngeno over Mau Forest eviction protest

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661 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAROK,3RD SEPT,2019– Police have arrested Emurrua Dikirr MP Johanna Ngeno after leading protests over the second Mau Forest eviction. The legislature was  bundled into an awaiting police vehicle after a contingent of police officers clashed with a section of leaders from the Rift Valley. MPs Brighton Yegon (Konoin) and Gideon Koskei (Chepalungu) as well as area MCAs were among those present. This comes just a week after the government issued a 60-day ultimatum to over 10,000 people residing in the Mau Forest to vacate…

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KCB Group PLC,NBKMerger sails through despite opposition

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757 total views, 1 views today   BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,3RD SEPT 2019-Despite strong opposition from across the sectors among them  civic society, the merger between KCB Group PLC  and the National Bank of Kenya (NBK)  is seen as complete.This follows the latest development  the the merged unit has already named the  transition Managing Director. According to a statement  sent to the press on Tuesday  morning, KCB Group Director of Regional Businesses Paul Russo is set to assume the role of National Bank of Kenya Managing Director for a period of two years…

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KRA and KMA renew agreement on collection of oversight and monitoring levy

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958 total views, 3 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,3RD SEPT 2019-The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has  re-entered an agreement with the Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA) to provide agency services that include collection of oversight and monitoring levy. It is the mandate of KMA to collect the Oversight and Monitoring levy, initially referred to as Merchant Shipping Superintendent (MSS) pursuant to the Merchant Shipping (Fess) Regulations 2011 under the Merchant Shipping Act 2009. KMA first entered the Memorandum of Understanding with KRA in June 2013. Commissioner General Mr. Githii Mburu and Director General Maj.…

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