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Back to the drawing board as Senate rejects Murkomen motion for 11-member team to hear governor Waititu impeachment

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 3,819 total views BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,21ST JAN 2020-The Senate will have to use another approach in handling Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu’s impeachment motion after the senate on Tuesday shot down a motion seeking to establish an 11-member committee to investigate the impeachment of of the Governor. Senate Majority Leader and Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen,  is the one who had tabled the motion which proposed Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala as the Chair of the committee deputised by his Nakuru counterpart Susan Kihika. Members of the committee included Senators Sylvia Kasanga (Nominated),…

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Lawyer Miguna Miguna returns ‘to exile in Canada,’ to miss father-in-law’s burial tomorrow

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 4,228 total views BY UPESI REPORTER ,NAIROBI,21ST JAN 2020-Lawyer Miguna Miguna says he has been forced to return back to Canada after Kenyan authorities declined to revoke a red alert to allow him fly back to Nairobi. Miguna says he intended to attend the burial of his father-in-law, Mzee Benson Omolo Awange, in Migori on Wednesday, January 22 but has been left with no option but to return back to Canada after the government declined to follow court orders allowing him back in Kenya. The  lawyer, however, maintains he will not…

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Do not Hijack THe Building Bridges Initiative ,Anglican church tells politicians

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 4,156 total views BY DPPS,NAIROBI,21ST JAN 2020-The Anglican Church has asked politicians not to hijack the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) process. They said the views of all Kenyans irrespective of their standing in society must be heard. Canterbury Archbishop Justin Welby and Anglican Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit said the unity of the country was more important than scoring political goals. Archbishop Welby said he had taken note of the BBI’s objective of finding solutions to Kenyans problem. He said: “Allow everyone to be heard in the process. It should not be…

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Church to heighten war on graft during Lent

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 766 total views BY KCCB TEAM,NAIROBI,21ST JAN 2020-The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) through its Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC) is committed to escalating the anti-corruption campaign through the promotion of stewardship (commitment of one’s self and possessions to God’s service). In his 2020 Lenten Campaign message, the Chairman of KCCB – Catholic Justice and Peace Commission, Rt. Rev. John Oballa Owaa, said this year’s Lenten Campaign, whose theme is Stewardship for a Transformed Nation… My obligation, should take cue and address how the Church can continue the fight against…

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Malaria kills three in Elgeyo Marakwet county

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 320 total views BY CORRESPONDENT, ELGEYO MARAKWET,21ST JAN,2020-Three people have been confirmed dead following an outbreak of Malaria  at Arror area in Elgeyo Marakwet County . Confirming the incident, area Chief Timothy Kilimo said the three – one child and two men – passed on while receiving treatment at a local clinic. The administrator added that the said clinic has witnessed an increase in the number of patients with malaria-like symptoms in the recent past. He, however, appealed to the locals not to ignore any malaria-like symptoms, further urging them to…

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Things look bright for Gor as Umbro joins the KPL giants in unveiling new kit

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 1,654 total views BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,21ST JAN,2020-Kenyan Premier League (KPL) record champions Gor Mahia on Tuesday received samples of their new Umbro kits at the Jericho’s Camp Toyoyo training grounds, in what is a precursor to the official full kit presentation in tow weeks time. The event  was presided over by Umbro CEO South Africa David Ricketts, who expressed his delight in partnering with the Kenyan giants. The CEO, in his remarks, signalled his intention to go beyond the kit deal in their partnership with Gor. ‘’I cannot hide my joy…

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DP Ruto allied MPs now say they will back the BBI report,they however are opposed to using public funds in rallies

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 695 total views BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,21ST JAN 2020-Political leaders among them MPS  allied to the deputy president William Ruto says they will fully back the BBI rallies to help drum up support.Lead by  Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen , the leaders announced that all Jubilee Party leaders had resolved to join ODM Party leader Raila Odinga in his BBI consultative meetings. The leaders who addressed the press  from Serena Hotel in Nairobi on Tuesday included  the Senate majority leader and a group of Jubilee Senators and MPs, including Nakuru Senator Susan…

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ODM party denies claims of using BBI to ascend to power

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 928 total views,  1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,21ST JAN 2020-The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party on Tuesday  dismissed claims that it is hiding behind the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report to craft a 2022 power strategy aimed at popularizing Raila Odinga. ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna  said that the party leader has not declared interest in vying for a post in the 2022 general election. “We are not presently concerned with the politics of 2022, when the whistle is sounded we shall come out to boldly state our plan for the…

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Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri surrenders shotgun, pistol after firearm certificate was revoked

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 1,015 total views BY JOAN WANJIKU/CORRESPONDENT,21ST JAN 2020-,Just moments after his firearm  certificate was  revoked by the government ,Nakuru lawmaker Kimani Njunjiri surrendered his shotgun a pistol to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Tuesday . The revocation followed his remarks over a recent embarrassing incident where Deputy President William Ruto was denied access to a newly refurbished official resident in Mombasa. Njunjiri was ordered to return the firearms after being grilled on the remarks on Monday, police indicating that his statement had the potential of sparking unrest in the…

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Reprieve for Sonko as Coast Regional Police Commander Rashid Yakub withdraws assault claims against him

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 586 total views BY CORRESPONDENT,VOI,21ST JAN 2020-Nairobi governor Mike Sonko can breath easy at least for now after Coast Regional Police Commander Rashid Yakub decided that he will no longer pursue an assault case against him.This is according to the  State counsel who told a Voi court on Tuesday. The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) will now formally withdraw the case slotted which had been slotted for Tuesday, January 21 before Senior Resident Magistrate Fredrick Nyakundi. The position was relayed to the magistrate when Sonko appeared before the…

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