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War on illicit firearms:President Kenyatta warns against ownership of illicit arms as he destroys 8,700 illegal guns

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1,915 total views, 1 views today BY PSCU,MAGADI,19TH NOV,2019– President Uhuru Kenyatta Tuesday presided over the destruction of 8,700 illegal firearms and 366,000 pieces of assorted ammunition at the General Service Unit (GSU) Magadi Field Training Campus in Kajiado County. The President said the destruction of illegal firearms is one of the proactive measures being taken by the government to guarantee security and safety of its citizens and their property. “It is worth noting that, seizing of ammunition illegally held, is one of the measures that we, as a country, are undertaking…

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Imran Okoth officially begins his task as Kibra legislature after been sworn in

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1,789 total views, 2 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,19TH NOV 2019-Kibra MP-elect Bernard Otieno Okoth was sworn in on Tuesday following his win during the by-election on November 7. He took the oath at the rise of the House in a ceremony presided over by Speaker Justin Muturi. The lawmaker was in the company of Mathare MP Anthony Oluoch and his nominated counterpart Maina Kamanda. Imran gannered 24, 636 votes  to win against 23 other contestants. Jubilee’s candidate McDonald Mariga came in second with 11, 230 votes while Musalia Mudavadi’s ANC candidate …

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Uhuru nominates Margaret Nyakango as controller of budget,if approved she will take over after Agnes Odhiambo

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1,813 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,19TH NOV 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta has  nominated Margaret Nyakango as the new Controller of Budget. However Nyakango will have to  face the Committee on Finance and National Planning before being approved by the President. If she sails through the Committee, Nyakango will replace Agnes Odhiambo who term came to an end in August. Nyakango was among the 15 applicants who had applied to be the new Controller of Budget. She currently works at the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics and has also worked as a finance…

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Sports 

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba prefers Juventus over Real Madrid?

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934 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,19TH NOV 2019-Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has reportedly decided to return to Juventus next summer as opposed to joining Real Madrid. The Frenchman is expected to leave Old Trafford next summer after claiming in June that he wanted a “new challenge”. Pogba enjoyed a positive spell in Turin between 2012 and 2016, winning four consecutive Serie A titles and reaching a Champions League final. According to Tuttosport, the 26-year-old has decided to complete a move to Juventus instead of Madrid, who have for some time been considered favourites to sign…

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Postmortem for the 3 bodies of a mother and her two children allegedly killed by major Peter Mugure postponed

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751 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,19TH NOV 2019-A postmortem exam for three bodies associated to the case involving Major Peter Mugure has been postponed. The exercise was scheduled  to take place on Tuesday at the Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary. Upesinews however has established  that  the autopsy has been postponed to allow further investigations. Mugure was arraigned in court on Monday as investigations into the murder of Joyce Syombua and her two children continues. He was detained for 21 days after police asked more time saying there…

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These are the most corrupt counties in Kenya!

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755 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,19TH NOV 2019-The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has listed the top counties where a Kenyans can easily pay a bribe in order to be assisted. According to the 2018 Corruption Survey report released on Tuesday by EACC, Tana River at the top of the list at 3.76 per cent followed by Kilifi with 2.17 per cent. The survey indicates that the chances of paying a bribe in Lamu stands at 1.9 per cent, which puts it at third place tied with Wajir. Kisii,…

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Graft index:35% of Kenyans pay a bribe to get quick services

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668 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,19TH NOV 2019-35 per cent of Kenyans would pay a bribe to get quick services, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has said. In the latest Corruption Survey released on Tuesday, EACC said while 18.7 per cent of Kenyans would bribe to get employment, another 14 per cent will give a general bribe to access services. The report further indicates that 9.5 per cent will bribe to hasten services, 9.3 per cent to avoid problems with authorities and 5.9 per cent to avoid police…

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