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9 PS’s have their work stations changed as govt announces re-organisation

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3,178 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,6TH SEPT 2019-The government has  announced new changes that sees eight Principal Secretaries move offices. In a statement released on Friday night, President Uhuru Kenyatta said the reorganisation is “in order to enhance efficiency and service delivery.” Below is  a list of some of the affected officers ; Transferred Maj. Gen (Rtd) Gordon Kihalangwa from State Department for Defence to State Department for Public Works. Transferred Ms Betty Maina from State Department for Industrialization to State Department for Environment and Forestry. Transferred Dr Francis…

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Business 

Choppies Supermarket Announces plans to bow out of the Kenyan Market

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2,305 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,6TH SEPT,2019-Choppies Supermarket  which is facing difficult financial challenges  has announced plans to exit  the Kenyan market, four years after acquiring Ukwala stores for Ksh1 billion. In an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) with its shareholders on Wednesday, the troubled retailer revealed that it had listed its Kenyan assets for sale and has also classified its 12 stores as distressed. “Zambia has a steady performance in a volatile economy, Kenya’s distressed business has been identified for disposal. Tanzania and Mozambique are distressed while Namibia is…

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KCB Group PLC Completes Take-over of National Bank of Kenya Limited, Picks Integration Team.

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4,262 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,6TH SEPT,2019-KCB Group PLC (KCB) has finalised the take-over of National Bank of Kenya (NBK), setting the stage for the integration of the second tier lender into KCB. In an announcement approved by the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) and published on Friday September 6, 2019, KCB confirmed that it had received consent to acquire NBK from shareholders holding 297,130,033 issued ordinary shares out of 338,781,200 issued ordinary shares, representing 87.7% by the offer closure date on August 30, 2019. Having received all requisite approvals,…

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Flags to fly at a half mast in honour of Mugabe-Uhuru

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3,221 total views, 3 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,6TH SEPT 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered flags to be flown half- mast from Saturday morning until Monday in honor of the fallen former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe. In a statement sent to the press  on Friday, Kenyatta said the directive will be a mark of respect for the memory of an African hero and a friend of Kenya. The Head of State further added, Mugabe spent a lifetime challenging Africa to find its place and voice among the Community of Nations and stand…

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Local News 

Court orders Six G4S staff to be detained over Ksh.72 million theft in Nairobi

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1,251 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,6TH SEPT 2019- The court in Nairobi has ordered Six G4S employees detained over links to the stolen Ksh.72 million at the Standard Chartered Bank ATM in Nairobi West on Thursday. The suspects were arraigned on Friday. The court further allowed an application by prosecution to have them detained for 7-days at Lang’ata police station to allow police complete their investigations. Earlier on Friday  13 cash boxes were recovered empty in Thogoto Forest, Kiambu. However the Ksh.72 million which was stolen by three criminals posing as police…

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Local News 

Corporates Join Hands To Refurbish The Kilimani Police Station

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568 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,6TH SEPT,2019-The Kenya Private Sector Alliance(KEPSA) Foundation yesterday hosted a fundraising event for corporates at the Radisson Blu Hotel with the aim of raising funds for the Kilimani Police Station Redevelopment(KPSR) project. The event was sponsored by EABL and targets to raise Ksh 370 Million in order to renovate and refurbish the Kilimani Police Station. The Kilimani Police Station Redevelopment project is a partnership between the Kilimani Project and KEPSA Foundations, the National Police Service, The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China and…

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Uhuru eulogizes the late Robert Mugabe,terms him as a man of courage

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780 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,6TH SEPT,2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta has joined other world leaders in morning the late  Robert Mugabe as a man of courage who was never afraid to fight for what he believed in even when it was not popular. According to President Kenyatta, the former Zimbabwean leader played a major role in shaping the interests of the African continent. “Words cannot convey the magnitude of the loss as former President Mugabe was an elder statesman, a freedom fighter and a Pan-Africanist,” his statement reads. 95-year-old Mugabe…

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Sports 

Uganda Cranes arrive ahead of a friendly match with stars on Sunday

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2,768 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,6TH SEPT,2019-The Ugandan national football team has arrived in the country  ahead of their scheduled friendly match against Kenya’s Harambee Stars on Sunday. The contingent comprised of the Cranes’ local-based players, with their foreign-based quintet of Luwagga Kizito, Khalid Aucho, Allan Kyambadde, Emmanuel Okwi, and Taddeo Lwanga having jetted in earlier in the night. “Their (Harambee Stars) performance has been good in recent times. We are likewise, performing better. It is a high profile friendly match and I am looking forward to it,”…

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Police Arrest a suspect With Over Ksh200 Million In Fake Foreign Currencies In Kileleshwa

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854 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,6TH SEPT,2019-Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Thursday seized over Ksh200 million in fake United States Dollars, Euros and Pounds in Kileleshwa, Nairobi. The  DCI says  the officers acting on a tip-off from members of the public arrested one suspect, Bobby Kariuki Kimani, during the operation. Kimani will be arraigned in court on Friday. “He’ll be arraigned today and charged with Forgery contrary to Section 367(a)of Penal Code, ” DCI said in a tweet. Meanwhile , detectives based in Baringo confiscated…

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Business 

KCB Commits Billions of Shillings to Women in Diversity and Inclusivity Drive

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867 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT ,NAIROBI,6TH SEPT ,2019-KCB Group is seeking to deepen its new women proposition, committing billions of shillings towards funding women owned and women run enterprises. The Bank said the drive is meant to strengthen its diversity and inclusivity focus as part of its sustainability agenda by simplifying financial inclusion for women. The programme dubbed Women Value Proposition has seen the Bank disburse loans worth Kshs 7.1 billion to 1,400 women to date, KCB said in its current Sustainability Report for 2018. It is aimed…

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Africa 

Mugabe, the liberation hero turned despot

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696 total views, 1 views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, HARARE, Zimbabwe, Sep 6 – Robert Mugabe, who has died aged 95, used repression and fear to hold on to power in Zimbabwe for 37 years until he was finally ousted when his previously loyal military generals turned against him. After his humiliating fall from office in November 2017, his phenomenal physical stamina seeped away rapidly. First heralded as a liberator who rid the former British colony Rhodesia of white-minority rule, Robert Gabriel Mugabe will instead be remembered a despot who crushed political dissent…

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Africa 

Long serving former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugambe dies aged 95

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707 total views, no views today BY BBC NEWS ,6TH SEPT,2019-Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader, has died at the age of 95. He died after battling ill health, his family confirmed to the BBC. Mr Mugabe was ousted from power in a military coup in November 2017, ending his three-decade reign. Zimbabwe’s education secretary Fadzayi Mahere tweeted: “Rest In Peace, Robert Mugabe.” He was born on 21 February 1924, in what was then Rhodesia. He was imprisoned for more than a decade without trial after criticising the government of Rhodesia…

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