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There is a scheme by a section of political leaders to get power using BBI-DP RUTO

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4,461 total views, no views today BY DPPS,MACHAKOS ,30TH NOV 2019-Deputy President William Ruto has said some leaders are using Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) to get to power. He said after failing to get the people’s nod, the politicians were now using shortcuts to sneak into leadership. Dr Ruto noted that the current change of tune that there must be a referendum after the publication of the BBI report is part of the scheme. He asked Kenyans not to be scared by the threats of a referendum by the leaders. “About…

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Savannah Cement Boss named CEO of the year

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4,481 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,30TH NOV 2019-The Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) has picked Savannah Cement CEO Mr Ronald Ndegwa as the Chief Executive Officer of the Year. The Savannah Cement Team leader was named the Overall CEO of the Year at the just concluded KIM Company of the Year Awards (COYA) gala ceremony held at a Nairobi hotel. Now on its 20th year, the KIM Company of the Year Awards (COYA) which also incorporates the SME of the Year Awards (SMOYA) seek to promote and encourage best…

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Tragic:Two killed as floods displaces several families in Makueni

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2,630 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MAKUENI,30TH NOV 2019-A landslide that occurred in Kilungu area Makueni county had left two people dead with  families displaced . According to Makueni Police Commander Joseph Ole Napeiyan who confirmed the incident the landslide found many residents unaware . Kilungu Ward MCA Patrick Mbevi said  over 20 families have been affected. www.upesinews.co.ke in April last year carried  a story detailing  the fate of  over 30 families who were marooned following mudslides after River Muuoni burst its banks. Kikuu River in Nzaui sub-county also burst…

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Stop political realignment in debating the BBI report recommendations,DP Ruto urges political leaders

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2,317 total views, no views today BY DPPS.NAROK,29TH NOV 2019-Deputy President William Ruto has urged leaders to stop political groupings in the ongoing debate over the implementation of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) recommendations. He said leaders from across the political divide should engage in discussions over the implementation of the BBI in a sober manner devoid of threats, blackmail and division. Speaking during a thanksgiving ceremony for nominated MP David Sankok held at Enkare-Ngiro primary school grounds in Narok County on Friday; the Deputy President said consensus must be reached.…

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OPPO Kenya launches Reno 2F for photography, video lovers (Photos)

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1,786 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,29TH NOV 2019-OPPO has officially introduced the Reno 2F series in the Kenyan market. Like its predecessor, Reno launched in July, the phone redefines the limits to users’ photo and video creativity. The phone comes with a slew of photography-enhancing features, including a 48MP quad camera setup and 5x hybrid zoom aided by 20x digital zoom. The phone’s ultra-dark mode allows users to enjoy ultra-clear night shots picking up details invisible to the human eye. The ultra-steady video bringing ‘action camera’ level exceptionally clear and…

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The senate fines governor Ngilu Ksh. 500K, however the governor is adamant Senate planned to ’embarrass’ her

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2,779 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,29TH NOV 2019-Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu was on Friday handed a Ksh.500,000 fine by the Senate’s County Public Accounts and Investment Committee (CPAIC). This was after she failed to bring the necessary documentation and appear before the committee three consecutive times. “This committee shall fine you Ksh.500,ooo for having appeared but not brought the documents that were required of you in our various correspondences on March 12, 2019 and June 11,2019 and in the newspaper adverts,” read Senator Kajwang. The governor was before…

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Court orders Itumbi to pay Ksh.20K child support after DNA confirms paternity

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2,844 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,29TH NOV 2019-The Court in Nairobi has ordered Dennis Itumbi to pay an interim maintenance of Ksh. 20,000 for his child pending the hearing and determination of the case. This was after DNA results confirmed that he as indeed the father of the baby girl. The ruling  by the children’s court follows a suit filed in court by the child’s mother through family law advocate Enricah Dulo. The lawyer is seeking to have Itumbi start paying for the child’s upkeep. Itumbi had demanded…

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DP Ruto urges politicians to avoid supremacy innuendos on BBI report,says all energies need to be channeled towards implementation

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1,109 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,29TH NOV 2019-Deputy president William Ruto has urged the political class to avoid  side shows on the BBI report. Ruto says he fully supports the report which he says is meant for all Kenyans.Through a post on his twitter handle  ,however Ruto seems to have targeted political leaders who have singled him out as the one opposed t  the report . He says there is need for all concerned to sit down and agree on the implementation formula and  institutions  of government such…

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Sports 

Arsenal sack manager Unai Emery following poor performance

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2,642 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,29TH NOV 2019-Arsenal have sacked boss Unai Emery following a run of seven games without a win. The Gunners have confirmed Freddie Ljungberg will take charge on an interim basis and pointed to “results and performances not being at the level required” for the reason behind Emery’s exit. The 48-year-old replaced Arsene Wenger in May 2018 but was unable to take the club back to the Champions League, finishing fifth last season and losing the Europa League final to Chelsea. Club statement: Unai Emery — Arsenal…

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Modern queue management system unveiled at mama lucy Kibaki hopsital

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700 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,29TH NOV 2019-Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Friday launched a Queue Management System at Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital in partnership with UAP Old Mutual Faulu Foundation. The System is expected  to  improve the hospital’s efficiency while serving over 1000 patients received daily from the Eastlands area of Nairobi and its environs. “The journey of identifying and installing a Queue Management System began in September this year, and we are glad to see to the completion of the project, aimed at enhancing the patients’ experience,”…

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Gov’t Spokesman Oguna: Sh1 Billion To Be Spent In Aiding Flood Victims

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3,106 total views, no views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,28TH NOV 2019-The government has set aside  Sh1 billion to aid  floods victims across the country. Addressing the  press   on Thursday ,the government spokesperson Cyrus Oguna  stated that about 350,000 people have been affected by the heavy rains and 16,700 rendered homeless. Oguna was in West Pokot assessing the situation that has left 1,500 people homeless and several dead. “Kiwango cha pesa kinachohitajika ili kuweza kupeana msaada kwa watu wote walioadhirika kutoka pembe moja hadi nyingine ni shilingi bilioni moja na milioni hamsini…

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Mai Mahiu Accident:several injured as truck rams into eight Vehicles

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2,855 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,28TH NOV 2019-Several people were on Thursday evening  critically injured  after a truck rammed into eight vehicles along Mai Mahiu-Limuru escarpment. The Standard, reported that  the truck is said to have developed mechanical problems and rammed onto oncoming vehicles before finally crashing near the Italian Catholic Church. The police together with rescuers were swiftly called  at scene, until the time of going on press  rescue  efforts were underway to rescue motorists that are trapped in the wrecks. Traffic police are urging    motorists…

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We are not shaken by BBI report proposal to kick us out, says IEBC ‘s Wafula Chebukati

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2,780 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,28TH NOV 2019-The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) maintains  that the current team will oversee the 2022 General Elections, this despite a recommendation for the overhaul of the agency in the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report. Speaking on Thursday during the 6th Annual Continental Forum of Election Management Bodies, IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati said the contracts of the three remaining commissioners run until 2023. “I haven’t had time to read the BBI report, but all I can say is that we came…

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Jowie to remain in prison as court pushes bail ruling to February 2020

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411 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,28TH NOV 2019-Joseph Irungu, the key suspect in the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani, will spend the second Christmas in remand pending a ruling on his bail application next year. Justice James Wakiaga on Thursday directed Jowie remain in custody until February 13, 2020 when a ruling on his bail application will be made. Meanwhile, the hearing of the murder case against Jowie and his co-accused journalist Jacque Maribe will resume in March 2020. In the trial on Thursday, Kembo, Maribe’s househelp, testified.…

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President Uhuru says Kenya’s military tailored for regional security

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255 total views, no views today By PSCU, LANET, Kenya Nov 28 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has said Kenya’s military training programmes are designed to serve security needs of both the country and the region. The President said some of the most challenging crimes that trouble nations are cross-border in nature and perpetrators shift bases whenever they come under heat in one country. The Head of State spoke at the Kenya Military Academy in Lanet, Nakuru County, where he commissioned new cadet officers who have completed a rigorous three-year training program that involves…

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You are not the target in budget cuts Solicitor General Ogeto tells the Judiciary

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186 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,28TH NOV 2019-Solicitor General Kennedy Ogeto says  that the supplementary budget cuts by the National Treasury are not targeting the Judiciary. Appearing before the Senate Justice and Legal Affairs Committee chaired by Nandi senator Samson Cherargei, Ogeto insisted that the move was meant to rationalize the government’s expenditure to address prevailing revenue shortfalls. Ogeto was representing  Attorney General Paul Kariuki who was invited to answer queries raised by senators. “There has been misconception that the budget cuts are focused on the Judiciary and I…

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Sports 

Kai Havertz ‘excited by prospect of Manchester United move’

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2,968 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,28TH NOV 2019-Manchester United have reportedly been handed a boost in their efforts to sign Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz. Having already contributed 31 goals from 119 appearances in all competitions, the 20-year-old is wanted by a wide range of top European clubs. Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have all been linked with an approach for the Germany international. However, according to Bild, Havertz is ‘excited’ about the possibility of representing Man United in the future. Despite United being the only club of seven not in line to qualify for…

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Furious China threatens retaliation over US law on Hong Kong

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3,732 total views, no views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Hong Kong, China, Nov 28 – China on Thursday summoned the US ambassador and threatened retaliation after US President Donald Trump signed legislation supporting Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, just as the world’s top two economies edge towards a trade truce. Trump signed the legislation under heavy pressure from Congress, where it attracted rare bipartisan support, and in a statement spoke of his “respect” for Chinese President Xi Jinping, calling for both sides to “amicably settle their differences”. The main points of The Hong Kong…

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Integration path: EAC launches citizens engagement campaign to strengthen course

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1,114 total views, no views today BY UPESI REPORTER,ARUSHA TANZANIA,28TH NOV 2019– On what is seen as fostering integration among the east African member states,the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat has launched  a one-year-long campaign to inspire East Africans to embrace the integration agenda. According to the EAC Secretary General, Libèrat Mfumukeko,  the campaign targeted to reach out to over 10 million citizens during the period. “The campaign dubbed The EAC I Deserve will hopefully ignite and sustain the enthusiasm and create a new momentum that will inspire each of us…

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Moses Kuria now claims that The BBI report launched on Wednesday is fake

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1,327 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,28TH NOV 2019-Just a day after  the official launch of the  Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report,Gatundu South members of parliament Moses Kuria now  says  the report is fake and can not be trusted . The controversial law maker through his social media accounts proposes Committee of Experts  which he says  will write the real report. Kuria said  that he will oppose the formation of a committee of experts, which is set  to ‘refine’ the report. “Much as I strongly support the BBI report,…

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We must all engage in for sober debate of BBI report, Uhuru,DP Ruto and Odinga urge

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3,847 total views, no views today BY UPESI REPORTER ,NAIROBI,27TH NOV 2019-The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report has officially been launched , with  President Uhuru Kenyatta urging leaders  to engage in sober debate on the said report . President Kenyatta, who was accompanied by his Deputy William Ruto and Opposition chief Raila Odinga, calls for sober discussions at all levels in dissecting the report, “because it is good for all of us.” “I am urging Kenyans to read this (BBI) book. Don’t let anyone read for you. Read and understand it…

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Senator Murkomen Heckled At BBI Report Unveiling At Bomas

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3,159 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,27TH NOV 2019-Elgeyo Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen was on Wednesday heckled as he presented his views at the Bomas of Kenya during the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report unveiling to the public. Murkomen was booed  by members of the public present at the report unveiling event. Murkomen who the  senate majority leader was irked by the programme coordinators especially the MC Junet Mohammed for apparently leaving out leaders whose views differed. “We must have an honest opinion, even the way Junet is running…

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Two people dies , Scores Injured following a tragic accident in Nyamira

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147 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER/SOURCES,27TH NOV 2019-Two people dies early Wednesday  in Nyamira county  after a Public Service Vehicle (PSV) collided with a truck . The accident occurred  along Sotik-Keroka Road in Nyaronde killing one on the spot and another victim with critical injuries that was pronounced dead on arrival at Clare’s Kaplong Mission Hospital in Bomet. It is reported that the truck rammed into the 14-seater matatu head on while trying to avoid the cess collection point. The doctor at the facility has said that another…

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Tragic:One person dies in Kericho fire Tragedy

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2,846 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KERICHO,27TH NOV 2019-One person died in the fire incident that broke out at Brooke trading centre in Kericho Town on Tuesday night. Tens of other victims were rushed to Kericho County Referral Hospital where they were treated for various injuries sustained and discharged. The deceased is said to be a police officer whose business premise is one of those gutted by the fierce night inferno. “The police officer was burnt to death inside the premises which he recently opened after securing loan from a…

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Please ensure the BBI report is implemented fully,Senator Yusuf Haji pleads with president Kenyatta

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508 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,27TH NOB 2019-The Chairman of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) taskforce Yusuf Haji has pleaded for the implementation of the report they presented to President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday with far-reaching recommendations. “We hope this report will be implemented so that it doesn’t end up gathering dust in the shelves,” Haji said, “It is a good report because it has views from all Kenyans and it is aimed at ensuring inclusivity for a better Kenya,” he said at the launch of the report…

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BBI report at a glance: BBI report finally presented to President Uhuru,Odinga at state house,DP Ruto in attendance

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2,797 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA/PSCU,NAIROBI,26TH NOV 2019-The much awaited Building Bridges Initiative report  has finally been presented to president Uhuru Kenyatta  at State House, Nairobi.The  ceremony  held on Tuesday afternoon was attended by the  Deputy president William Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga. The report, set to be formally released to be public on Wednesday, was handed over to him by the BBI taskforce Chairman Senator Yusuf Haji. KEY HIGHLIGHTS  One  of the outstanding   proposals in the report is the creation of a Prime Minister’s post and…

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Harambee Starlets return home to a heroic welcome after Conquering CECAFA

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3,500 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,26TH NOV 2019- Harambee Starlets returned home on Tuesday   to a heroic welcome  at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) after they were  crowned Cecafa champions. The girls under the tutelage of  David Ouma beat Tanzania 2-0 in the final at Chamazi Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Monday to emerge winners of this year’s Cecafa Women Championships. Jentrix Shikangwa came off the bench to net a double against Kilimanjaro Queens. The starlet didn’t concede any scoring 22 goals  during the tournament  to…

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Sad: Police in Nakuru hunt a man who escaped after killing wife

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3,087 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAKURU,26TH NOV 2019-Police in Nakuru are searching for a middle aged man who allegedly strangled his 26-year-old wife to death in Kiamunyi area, Nakuru. According to Nakuru County Police Commander Stephen Matu, the deceased was found laying lifeless on her bed with doors locked. A note found beside the bed said the Nakuru man had left for the Menengai Crater with their child and allegedly intended to take his own life. Nakuru police boss says  the child was later rescued though details of location…

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Kenyans awaits the recommendations of BBI task force as Uhuru and Odinga readies to receive report

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3,978 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,26TH NOV 2019-Kenyans awaits in anxiously to know the contents of the building bridges   initiative task force (BBI)  as President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga expects  to receive the  report that has drawn mixed reactions from across the country . Various political divide has already taken divergence  positions with some in support while others opposing it. Leaders allied to Deputy President William Ruto have already made it clear they will not support it, claiming it is only benefiting a…

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Police launch investigations after a police officer was found dead in a bar in Mombasa’s bombolulu area

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1,565 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,26TH NOV 2019-Police have begun investigations into an incident in which a senior police officer was on Tuesday morning found dead in a bar within Bombolulu in Mombasa. The officer, identified by his colleagues and locals as Chief Inspector William Chepkwony, was attached to Mbungoni Police Station. Workers at the bar told police he was a regular customer at the pub. Monday night, he was dropped there by his colleagues who left soon after. His body was found in a sitting position on a…

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UoN suspends mandate of an outfit responsible for self-sponsored programmes at the institution

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5,068 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,25TH NOV 2019-The University of Nairobi (UoN) Council has suspended the operation of an  agency in charge of self-sponsored programmes at the institution as part of austerity measures. The Council Chair Prof. Julia Ojiambo, in a letter released Monday, stated that the decision follows a meeting held on November 19, 2019 in which the establishment and functions of the Centre for Self-Sponsored Programmes (CESSP) were deliberated. According to Prof. Ojiambo, the Council hence resolved to revoke Statute XXXV under which CESSP is established…

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Eastmatt employee captured on CCTV assaulting his female colleague to remain in police custody

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4,190 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KAJIADO,25TH NOV 2019-An employee of EastMatt Supermarket Ahmed Keruti Taraiya,  captured on video beating up a female cashier at the retail store  outlet, was on Monday arraigned before a Kajiado court where he pleaded not guilty to assault charges. Taraiya was detained for 11 days pending hearing of the matter after the prosecution successfully opposed his release on bail. Appearing before Chief Magistrate Susan Shitubi, the 30-year-old pleaded with the court to release him on favourable bail terms saying he is the sole breadwinner…

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Govt to supply west pokot county residents with relief aid as rains continue to hit the region-CS Matiangigi

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4,151 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,25TH NOV 2019-Interior  cabinet secretary Fred Matiangi says government will continue to supply relief food and other basic items to the west pokot county residents affected by the landslide that occured last SATURDAY .So far 54 have died while 29  others  remians missing.On Monday a government delegation was unable to fly to West Pokot to assess the situation.The chopper carrying the delegation led by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi and Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa was forced to land in Eldoret due to bad…

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In Hiroshima, pope assails ‘crime’ of nuclear weapons

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2,264 total views, no views today  BY AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Nagasaki, Japan, Nov 24 – Pope Francis Sunday described the use of nuclear bombs as “a crime”, as he took his appeal for an end to atomic weapons to Hiroshima in an emotional meeting with survivors. The visit came hours after a highly symbolic stop in the city of Nagasaki, where Francis railed against all nuclear weapons, including their use as a deterrent. At least 140,000 people died after the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945, with another 74,000 killed after…

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Tragic:A Man dies after jumping off MV Harambee ferry

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8,067 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,24TH NOV 2019-A man died on Sunday after jumping off MV Harambee ferry at the Likoni crossing. The vessel had been heading from the Mombasa mainland to the island when the incident took place at about 1.30am, Kenya Ferry Services (KFS) said in a statement on Sunday. KFS said the man did not seem to be in the right frame of mind. “The man was dressed in a white top and a black trouser. He left his seat, dashed to the aft prow and dove…

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Police launch a manhunt for a suspected arson attacker who allegedly burnt a woman and two children to death in Makueni

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8,066 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MAKUENI,24TH NOV 2019-Police in Makueni county have launched a manhunt for  suspect who burnt to death a 27-year-old woman and her two daughters, aged 5 and 2, in  their house  in Nyunzu market, Makueni County. Faith Mang’eli and her children were among five occupants of the house situated on the Makindu-Wote road. The other two occupants, Ms. Mang’eli’s 49-year-old mother Regina Mueni and 75-year-old grandmother Monica Matolo, sustained serious burns and are presently receiving treatment at the Makueni Referral Hospital. According to Makueni sub-county…

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The number of those who perished following West Pokot landslides now hits 29 , several still uncounted for

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13,959 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,23RD NOV 2019-The death toll in the West Pokot landslide tragedy rose to 29, with several people still missing. Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi in a statement  said the tragedy affected two regions. “We are saddened to confirm that 12 people from Tapach and Parua in Pokot South, and 17 from Tamkal in Pokot Central lost their lives,” Matiangi said in a statement. Matiangi said search and recovery efforts were underway led by Rift Valley Regional Security Committee with the help of government and…

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Putin calls for initiative from Russia’s crisis-hit ruling party

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2,287 total views, no views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Moscow, Russian Federation, Nov 23 – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday told United Russia to take initiative rather than wait for his lead as the ruling party struggles to overcome plummeting popularity after a long period of political dominance. Putin addressed the annual convention of the party, which is widely seen as a rubber-stamp for the Kremlin and analysts say often takes the heat for any unpopular government decisions. United Russia, which was established in 2001 and turns 18 next weekend, has been…

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Sports 

Spurs sparkle on Mourinho’s happy return

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3,199 total views, no views today BY REUTERS,23RD NOV 2019-Jose Mourinho got off to the best possible start as Tottenham Hotspur manager as his new side beat West Ham United 3-2 at London Stadium on Saturday — their first Premier League away win in 10 months. First-half goals from Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura and another after the break from Harry Kane — his 175th for the club — inflicted West Ham’s fifth league defeat in seven games and piled more pressure on manager Manuel Pellegrini whose side sit close to…

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West pokot tragedy:President Uhuru directs people in landslide-prone areas to be moved to safety after West Pokot tragedy

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6,251 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,23RD NOV 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta has issued a directive for all  people in floods and landslide-prone areas to be moved to safer areas after West pokot tragedy that left 29 people dead and several others missing. In a statement issued from State House, President Kenyatta said he had directed the deployment of resources including rescue personnel from our various security and humanitarian agencies covering the Kenya Defence Forces, the National Police Service and Special Programmes to the affected region. The tragedy occurred at…

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Criminal outfits causing instability in the country ,says Political leaders urge security agencies

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9,350 total views, no views today BY DPPS,NAIROBI,22ND NOV 2019-A section of leaders have asked security agencies in the country to dismantle organised gangs used by politicians to cause instability in the country. They said the groups pose a danger to the development of the country besides staining the democratic gains in Kenya. In particular, they noted that the increased use of such criminal outfits to cause violence during elections was denying Kenyans their political freedom. They spoke on Friday at the Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi, during a thanksgiving ceremony organised…

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Multi-Agency Team intercepts 7000 Litres of Smuggled Diesel Fuel in Moyale

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3,544 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MOYALE,22ND NOV 2019-Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) in collaboration with the Multi-Agency team in Moyale have intercepted a consignment of seven thousand litres of diesel fuel smuggled from Ethiopia. The consignment was intercepted at a residential house at Gurumesa area. The team was acting on a tip-off and raided the house where they found 350 (20 litres each) Jericans ten of which were filled with diesel valued at Kshs.800, 000. The team also impounded a lorry, which was filled with 6,800 litres of diesel. The vehicle was found parked at the residential house. During the operation, two suspects, a petroleum dealer in…

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Businessman in “missing trader” tax evasion scheme charged Kshs 58 million tax fraud

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3,467 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,22ND NOV 2019-A businessman was today charged with five counts of tax frauds including counts of tax frauds commonly known as “missing trader” before Milimani Court Chief Magistrate Hon. Martha Mutuku. David Ngari Ndiritu, who is the sole proprietor of Aberdare Solutions, denied all the charges. KRA submitted that the accused is a beneficiary of the ‘missing trader’ tax evasion scheme, a tax fraud syndicate where a taxpayer uses several registered business names for fictitious invoicing. The traders involved in the scheme use fictitious invoices…

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The end of King Bibi? Indicted Netanyahu fights for future

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1,952 total views, no views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Jerusalem, ZZZ, Nov 22 – Benjamin Netanyahu’s indictment on corruption charges prompted speculation Friday that the end of his decade-long tenure was nigh, though several key allies expressed support for the beleaguered Israeli premier. The Jewish state woke up to an indicted sitting prime minister for the first time, after the attorney general announced late Thursday he had charged the 70-year-old with bribery, fraud, and breach of trust. After months of speculation Avichai Mandelblit’s decision was the worst possible outcome for Netanyahu, hitting him…

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Please let us engage inmeaningful discourse on BBI report,Uhuru urges

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919 total views, no views today BY PSCU/CORRESPONDENT,BUNGOMA,22ND NOV 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for a meaningful discourse on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report, which he is set to receive on Tuesday next week, after the 14-member BBI taskforce announced it was ready for presentation and subsequent review. The President, on Friday said the sole purpose of the report is to make Kenya a more united and inclusive country, after decades of a myriad of challenges, that range from electoral violence, corruption and tribalism. He was speaking in Bungoma County,…

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Uhuru to receive BBI taskforce report next Tuesday

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1,617 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,22ND NOV 2019-After a long wait finally Kenyans will be able to know what is contained in the  Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) taskforce  report on Tuesday next week. The chairman of the 14 member BBI taskforce  Yusuf Haji says  over 7,000 Kenyans had filed submissions which were taken into consideration during the compilation of the report. The team was gazetted in May 2018 following a unity deal between Kenyatta and his then political archrival in the 2017 presidential election Raila Odinga, in what is…

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Dawn of a new era as Police launches digital records,ditches old occurrence book

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2,893 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,22ND NOV 2019– The National Police Service has  decided to  ditch the old Occurrence book system used for capturing the daily events  by rolling  out a digital Occurrence Book. The old Occurrence book system has been mainly manual  and has always been  placed on every police station’s reporting desk. The e-Occurrence Book was launched on Thursday night at the Kasarani Police Station in Nairobi by Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai. “We now have an electronic Occurrence Book which will be able to keep permanent…

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Sorry we Were Misled, Sky News says as It Retracts KQ Stowaway Story

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5,747 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,21ST NOV 2019-Sky News  a British Media has  retracted a recent story on a Kenya Airways plane stowaway saying its Africa Correspondent John Sparks was misled. Through as a statement on Thursday evening, the media stated that the report that identified the stowaway who fell from a KQ plane landing gear in London as Paul Manyasi relied on misleading information. “This was based on corroborating interviews with people who identified as friends, relatives and colleagues of Paul Manyasi – including his father, ”…

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You must account for the tax payers Money in service provision,Senator Sakaja tells Governor Sonko

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4,953 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,21ST NOV 2019-Nairobi Senator Jonhson Sakaja has demanded  accountability from  Governor Mike Sonko over the worrying state of affairs in the county. Addressing the  press conference on Thursday, Sakaja alluded that the state of the Capital city was wanting, adding that the governor was involved in theatrics of fighting cartels yet the city was drowning in corruption and mismanagement. He also stated that governor Sonko was ruling the county with impunity and demanded for accountability of billions of shillings tax payers’ money. “The people…

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Jowie pleads with the court to release him on bail, he says he is really suffering

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3,891 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,21ST NOV 2019-Joseph ‘Jowie’ Irungu, the prime suspect in the murder of Monica Kimani, has made a fresh bail application claiming he is suffering in prison. Jowie, speaking in court on Thursday, asked the court to consider the time he has already been in custody and free him. The suspect, whose previous bail applications have been denied, further sought to assure the court that if released “I have no intent to go anywhere.” “My second accused (Jacque Maribe) was granted bail and she…

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