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

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2,531 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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2,543 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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International News 

Al-Shabaab attacks US base, EU convoy in Somalia

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1,084 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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2,355 total views, 2 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 case.…

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Business 

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

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708 total views, 1 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 strategy…

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

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708 total views, 3 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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428 total views, 1 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 the…

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Local News 

Tragic:Four KDF officers killed in road accident in meru

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1,200 total views, 1 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 injuries…

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

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1,184 total views, 2 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 Kenya…

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