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Mexico to keep fuel prices stable despite Saudi attacks

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4,533 total views, 1 views today BY REUTERS,17TH SEPT,2019-Mexico’s government will uphold its pledge to keep fuel prices stable and has gasoline supplies secured despite attacks on Saudi oil sites, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday. Lopez Obrador told a regular news conference that officials from the finance ministry and state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) would meet on Tuesday. The president said oil-producing Mexico benefited from higher oil prices but was also exposed to market fluctuations because it imported gasoline and diesel. “We need to see how this equilibrium…

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Treasury releases Sh50bn to counties after Uhuru assents to Revenue Bill

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2,061 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,17TH SEPT 2019-The National Treasury has disbursed Sh50 billion to counties after President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the Division of Revenue Allocation Bill, 2019 into law. The presidential assent now sets the stage for the release of funds to counties after a two-month stalemate between the National Assembly and the Senate. Addressing the press  on Tuesday, acting Treasury CS Ukur Yatani thanked the Senate and National Assembly for approving the bill which allocates a total of Sh378.1 billion to the devolved units.…

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Mariga encounters yet another setback in his quest to contest for Kibra constituency seat

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2,199 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,17TH SEPT 2019-Football star McDonald Mariga  has encountered yet another setback in his quest to contest for the Kibra parliamentary seat in the by-election scheduled for November 7, 2019. This is after a fresh petition was  filed before the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal challenging the nomination of Mariga by the Jubilee Party. In the petition, Morris Peter Kinyanjui has sued Mariga and the Jubilee Party Elections Board and named the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) as the first respondent. Kinyanjui, who was…

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Kenya Power Set to Implement Energy Loss Reduction Programme

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4,720 total views, no views today  BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,17TH SEPT 2019-Kenya Power, has today confirmed ongoing initiatives to further enhance power system loss reduction measures in its electricity distribution network countrywide. The Company has developed a strategic medium-term Loss Reduction Initiative Programme, geared at lowering technical and commercial losses in transmission of electricity, from 21% to less than 15% in line with global operating benchmarks. Power system losses comprise both technical and commercial components. Technical losses occur when electrical energy is dissipated in the process of transmission and distribution. Commercial losses are…

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You must live up to the expectation of running NYS responsibly,Uhuru tells new Director-General

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727 total views, 1 views today BY PSCU,NAIROBI,17TH SEPT 2019– President Uhuru Kenyatta  has witnessed the swearing of the new  National Youth Service (NYS) Director-General Matilda Pamela Aleyo Sakwa at the state house Nairobi. The president urged the new director to transform the agency into a training institution that effectively delivers on its mandate. The President told Ms Sakwa to ensure that NYS reclaims its position in national development by equipping the youth with adequate skills and expertise to enable them contribute to nation-building. The President congratulated Sakwa and expressed confidence that…

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Uhuru signs into law Division of Revenue Bill 2019, urges Counties to settle pending bills as soon as possible

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715 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,17TH SEPT 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday  signed into law the Division of Revenue Bill 2019 that will now allow for  the release of funds to counties. The just approved  law allocates Sh378.1 billion to county governments for the 2019/20 financial year. Out of the total allocation, Sh316.5 billion is the equitable share of national revenue while 61.6 billion are conditional allocations to the devolved units. The total allocation of Sh378.1 billion to county governments represents 36. 46 percent of the audited and approved…

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A survey ranks governor Mutua,Oparanya top performers

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904 total views, 1 views today BY  JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,17TH SEPT 2019- A  survey conducted by  United Kingdom advisory firm  All Africa Advisors  has ranked Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua as the best performing county executive followed by his Kakamega and Nairobi counterparts Wycliffe Oparanya. Nairobi governor Mike Sonko  comes in third  in that order. The firm’s survey  conducted between June and August this year,  puts Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana as the fourth best county chief with Mombasa’s Hassan Joho ranked fifth.However  Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu  was listed as the worst performing governor. The…

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Autopsy to be conducted on the body of the late Tob Cohen today

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1,022 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,17TH SEPT 2019-A postmortem  is today set to be carried out on the body of the late tycoon Tob Cohen at the Chiromo funeral parlour to reveal what could have led to his death. Lawyers, detectives and pathologists arrived at the  Parlour  Tuesday morning ahead of the exercise . Those present when the examination got underway included lawyer Cliff Ombeta who will be presenting Cohen’s family, lawyer Phillip Murgor for the widow Susan Wairimu, the investigating officer and a team from the Government…

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Why Top Kenyan teacher Peter Tabichi meets Trump at the White House

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1,132 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,17TH SEPT 2019-Peter Tabichi, the Kenyan teacher who won the 2019 Global Teacher Prize, met with U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday evening . Bro. Tabichi, a Mathematics and Science teacher from Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School in Nakuru is in the U.S. for the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). He  is set  to address the 74th session to give insight into how he managed to excel as a teacher in a community where poverty is widespread. Some of his students have represented Kenya…

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