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Somber mood engulf Kamukunji area, Uasin Gishu County,as a woman kills husband over domestic squabbles

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607 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,ELDORET,19TH MAY 2019-A somber mood has engulfed  Kamukunji area, Uasin Gishu County after a middle aged woman killed her husband Saturday night  after the two reportedly disagreed . Wintesses who spoke to UpesiNews mostly  neighbors  to the deceased an argument  arose  when the deceased confronted his wife over why she came back home from work drunk. “We intervened when we heard them arguing and were able to calm them down.We agreed that they should sleep and revisit the matter in the morning,” said one…

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Detectives arrest six members of a notorious criminal gang in Nairobi

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830 total views, no views today BY  JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI 19TH MAY,2019-Police have arrested Six members of a notorious gang which police says has been terrorizing Kenyans. The men  were arrested in Kilimani on Saturday over their alleged involvement in a recent robbery in Kitengela. Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)  detectives who arrested  them say ,they recovered two four-wheel drive vehicles believed to have been stolen as well as more than 100 master keys, fake vehicle registration number plates and a safe. “This is a very dangerous group,” DCI boss George Kinoti said,…

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Manchester City rip apart Watford in FA Cup final to seal historic treble with 6-0

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750 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,18TH MAY,2018-Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick as Manchester City cruised to a 6-0 victory over Watford at Wembley Stadium to win the 2019 FA Cup and make it a clean sweep of domestic honours. The Citizens scored twice in the first half and four more times in the second to complete their mission of becoming the first English side ever to lift all three trophies – the Premier League, EFL Cup and FA Cup – in a single season. Watford started well as Ederson produced what proved to be a big save…

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Congratulatory messages continue to tickle in hours after celebrated gospel singer Kambua revealed she was finally pregnant

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345 total views, 58 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,18TH MAY 2019-Kenyans and especially on social platforms have continued to pass their congratulations messages to the celebrated gospel artists Kambua Manundu  close to 24 hours after the revealed she had finally gotten pregnant after seven years of trying. The singer has been married for seven years now to Jackson Mathu and had been childless since then. This attracted social media trolls and bullying which always left her stressed. “There’s nothing I haven’t been told, from you must have aborted many children, go get…

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Police arrest Nakuru East MP David Gikaria over alleged land grabbing

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1,874 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,18TH MAY 2019-Police on Saturday dramatically arrested Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria over what is termed as involvement in land grabbing linked to him.The issue  pits the law maker and former Mayor Mohammed Surraw. Area  Deputy Police Commander Kirunya Limbitu says  the MP resisted arrest and assaulted a police officer by ‘slapping him before he was prevailed upon’. In a video that has been doing round on social media ,police are seen  dramatically  arresting a man assumed to be MP Gikaria and being…

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KCB are the Kenya Cup Champions after overpowering Kabras Sugar

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396 total views, 1 views today BY SAMSON MBII,KAKAMEGA,18TH MAY 2019-Kenya Commercial Bank on Saturday edged out bitter rivals Kabras Sugar 23-15 in a thrilling final to clinch their third successive Kenya Cup at the ASK Showground in Kakamega. The Saturday results was a culmination of   poor results that Kabras has been showing in the showpiece  having lost all its matches. Here is  a chronology of  the way results have panned out : 22nd April 2017: KCB 36 – Kabras 8 24th Feb 2018: KCB 41 – Kabras 12 24th Mar 2018:…

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Do not drag Uhuru’s name in gold scam,DP Ruto and Jubilee MPs warn

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1,582 total views, no views today BY DPPS,TRANS Nzoia,18TH MAY,2019-Deputy President William Ruto and a section of Jubilee MPs  on Saturday  told off people named in the fake gold scandal who are keen to soil the President’s name. The leaders said “anyone named should carry their own cross” instead of maligning names of other leaders in an attempt to scandalize them. However Others present, challenged Raila Odinga to state what he knows about the fake gold scandal, that has sucked in various leaders including Senator Moses Wetangula. The leaders were speaking…

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Matungu MP Justus Murunga turns himself in over Matungu Kilings

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1,659 total views, 3 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,18TH MAY 2019-Matungu MP Justus Murunga Today morning  (Saturday) presented himself to police in Kakamega for questioning on activities of criminal gangs in the area which have left scores of people dead in the past one month. According to Western Regional Commissioner Rashid Yakub,  Mr Murunga arrived at the police headquarters around 7.30am. “The MP is being grilled by a team of detectives over the recent killings by criminal gangs in his constituency. “He will stay in custody until Monday when he and other…

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Khalwale officially joins Deputy president Camp,ditches Ford Kenya party

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1,888 total views, 3 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,17TH MAY 2019-Ford Kenya deputy party leader Boni Khalwale has officially  defected from Ford Kenya to Jubilee party. Khalwale  made the announcement  on Friday at his homestead, where he hosted Deputy President William Ruto, who received him to the party Khalwale, who had been summoned to appear before the disciplinery committee of Ford-K, said who would not appear. Khalwale  faced expulsion from Ford Kenya for endorsing Deputy President William Ruto’s 2022 presidential ambitions. Party disciplinary committee chairperson Ferdinand Wanyonyi said Khalwale’s association with Ruto…

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President Uhuru Kenyatta heeds to Kenyans cry, extends Huduma Namba registration by a week

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1,972 total views, 2 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,17TH MAY,2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta has heeded calls from Kenyans across the country  and announced an extension of Huduma Namba mass registration  exercise by a week. The new  new deadline is 25th May 2019 at 6.00pm.In a statement sent to newsrooms on Friday evening,the president acknowledged the efforts demonstrated by officers  who have been undertaking the registration commending them for an amazing job well done. He also commended the millions of Kenyans who had by the end of business Friday turned out to register. He…

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Shame on you for allowing suspects to wear hoodies and sunglasses in court to cover their faces,CJ Mariga tells judges.

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1,660 total views, 5 views today  BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,17TH MAY 2019-Chief Justice David Maraga has criticized    judges for allowing suspects to wear hoodies and sunglasses in court to cover their faces. A  strong-worded memo on Friday to all judges, magistrates and Kadhis, CJ Maraga noted that suspects have recently made it a trend to make themselves unidentifiable in court. “While exercising you individual and independent control of your courts, you must ensure that you are not seen to perpetuating impunity by allowing egregious behaviour by the suspects, particularly when such behaviour…

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Confession of a killer: suspect Joseph Ochieng’ reveals why he killed Constable Pauline Wangari

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513 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,17TH MAY 2019-The main  suspect in the killing of 24-year-old Pauline Wangari, a Murang’a prison warder, has revealed what transpired the material  night. Narrating to the DCI Officers in Muranga Joseph Ochieng’ said  that Monday, May 13, 209 was the first time he met face-to-face with Wangari. The 24-year-old had initially been communicating with Wangari through Facebook. Ochieng who was born and raised in Kisumu claims to be an artiste. He told detectives how travelled from Nairobi that morning to meet the deceased for…

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EX sports CS Rachard Echesa arrested over Matungu killing

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269 total views, 5 views today BY  CORRESPONDENT,KAKAMEGA,17TH MAY 2019-Police have arrested former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa  in Kakamega. Echesa was arrested shortly  after leaving a meeting in Malinya, Ikolomani where DP William Ruto had addressed area leaders including Bonny Khalwale who later announced his defection to Jubilee party. Echesa was taken to the Kakamega Central Police Station and is reportedly being interrogated over the recent Matungu killings that left 12 people dead. Earlier on  Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala was also arrested . Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)…

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Law society of Kenya lashes out at Interior Ministry over Huduma Namba registration deadline

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386 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,17TH MAY 2019-The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) on Friday criticized  Interior ministry for overlooking an existing court order on the Huduma Namba registration, which has seen Kenyans scamper to register before Saturday deadline. The organization  says  the 6pm Saturday deadline set by the ministry was misleading. According to LSK , the Interior CS Fred Matiang’i failed to consider the court ruling prohibiting any ultimatums from the government for Huduma Namba registration. This comes as Long queues  are  witnessed  across the country, with centres…

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The main suspect in fake Gold scam to be remanded for one more week

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729 total views, 3 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,17TH MAY 2019-The man said to be  the main suspect in the fake gold scandal Jared Kiasa Otieno will remain in police custody  for   the next one week  to  allow detectives from the DCI  who are investigating  the matter to complete their investigations. The investigations centers around  alleged fraud and obtaining money by false pretenses. Initially the  prosecution had applied for 14 days, but trial Magistrate Paul Mayova reduced it to half after hearing all parties. When the suspect was produced in court on…

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Court orders 38 KRA suspects released on Sh200,000 cash bail each

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879 total views, no views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,17TH MAY 2019-High court  in Nairobi has ordered the release on bail of  38 suspects remanded over tax evasion claims at the Kenya Revenue Authority.The accused  have been released on a cash bail of Sh200,000 each. While  issuing the ruling on their request to be released on bail,judge Luka Kimaru further directed that the suspects should report to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations every day at 10am until he delivers a substantive ruling on Tuesday next week. This comes after their lawyers led…

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Communications Authority of Kenya says no money was lost following arrest of its six officials

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791 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI 17TH MAY 2019-The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA)  on Friday  said  no money was lost in an advertising tender as claimed by EACC detectives who arrested six of its senior officials on Thursday . In a statement the Authority’s  Board Chairman Ngene Gituku explained that in 2014, the Authority invited tenders for the renovation of its exhibition stand at the Nairobi Agricultural Society of Kenya show ground from the list of its pre-qualified contractors. He pointed out that the tender committee in its deliberations…

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Jared Otieno, the main fugitive in the fake Gold to be arraigned in court

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575 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,17TH MAY 2019-Jared Otieno, the main fugitive in the fake Gold scandal is expected to be arraigned in court on Friday. Otieno was arrested  by the detectives  from the directorate of criminal investigations (DCI) on Friday. He was  arrested during a dawn security operation. DCI boss George Kinoti  confirmed that  detectives  also seized two of his brand new vehicles–a Porsche and Bentley—that were parked at his newly acquired palatial home in Nairobi’s Karen. “The fugitive Jared Otieno has been arrested,” Kinoti said on …

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As Kenyans rush to beat tomorrow’s registration deadline for Huduma Namba,over 2000 residents of Loita in Narok may not be able to register for lack of IDs.

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546 total views, 12 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,17TH MAY 2019-Long queues  can be seen at various Huduma Namba centres across the country as Kenyans rush to beat tomorrow’s registration deadline. Spot check by Upesinews in various parts of the country on Friday Morning has revealed that Kenyans started arriving at various  Huduma Namba centers as early as  5am in in order to ensure that they are registered even as the official time given elapses on Saturday. Addressing   the press on Wednesday  in Nairobi,interior Cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i was categorical that there…

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Blow to retired president Daniel Moi as court in Eldoret orders him to pay Ksh.1.06 billion as compensation for land grabbing

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1,927 total views, 1 views today  BY KORIR JUMA,ELDORET,16TH MAY 2019-Retired President Daniel Arap Moi  ha suffered a blow after a high court in Eldoret  ordered him to pay Ksh.1 06 billion as compensation for illegally acquiring 53 acres of land belonging to an 81-year-old widow, Susan Cheburet Chelugui. While delivering the ruling in the case that has dragged for 27 years, Judge Anthony Ombwayo said acquisition of the land by the former president and Rai Plywood Limited, was done in an unlawful manner. “…Acquisition of the said properties by the 1st…

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Immediate former Govt Spokesman Eric Kiraithe is now the ICT Ministry Cabinet Administrative Secretary (CAS)

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1,926 total views, 1 views today BY ANN MUNENE ,NAIROBI,16TH MAY 2019-Immediate Former government Spokesperson Eric Kiraithe was, on Wednesday, appointed as the ICT Ministry Cabinet Administrative Secretary (CAS)  by ICT Principal Secretary Jerome Ochieng. Kiraithe’s  redeployment was announced as his successor in the communications docket Col (Rtd) Cyrus Odhiambo Oguna held his first press briefing. While handing over to Oguna at Teleposta Towers, Kiraithe described Former Linda Nchi Spokesperson as one of the most competent Kenyans to take up the role of the voice of the government. “I can’t think of anyone better I…

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Matiangi Speaks tough as he visits troubled Matangu area in kakamega,Vows to wipe out criminals

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2,019 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KAKAMEGA,16TH MAY 2019-Interior cabinet secretary Fred Matiangi on Thursday visited Security challenged Matungu sub-county in Kakamega county ,promising to wipe out all gangs terrorizing wanach. Matiangi also announced the  launch of  a major security operation in the area  following a series of killings that have left 18 people dead in a span of one month. Interior Cabinet Secretary  who was accompanied by other officials from the ministry , said a contingent of General Service Unit (GSU) officers will be deployed to beef up security and…

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War on graft: EACC detectives arrests 6 top Communications Authority officials

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571 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIOBI,16TH MAY 2019-The  Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)  detectives on Thursday arrested six senior officials of the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) over failure   procurement irregularities. Officials nabbed include : Assistant Director and Head of Procurement Joyce Nyambache Osinde and tender committee members; Stanley K. Kibe, Leo Kibet Boruett, Vincent Ngundi, Jane Jeptanui Rotich and Philip Kiplagat. They are further accused of flouting procurement regulations during the evaluation of a tender for renovation of CA’s stand at the Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) show.…

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Police arrest two in Mombasa with elephant tusks weighing 9kgs

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552 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,16TH MAY 2019-Police in Mombasa  have arrested two suspects in possession of elephant tusks weighing 9Kgs .The two were arrested  in Mwembe Tayari. Police  say  Ibrahim Samonali who is a foreigner and Japhet Muguni Bakari had put the nine tusks in a sack of maize. The two are in lawful custody waiting to be arraigned. Police have also confiscated trophies which they had and will be used as exhibits. This  is one incident  among several others    which have  been witnessed  at the coastal  region…

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Oguna addresses the press as government spokesperson as he officially assumes office

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457 total views, 2 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,16TH MAY 2019-New Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna has  officially taken office from his predecessor Erick Kiraithe. While speaking in his capacity as the government spokesman on Thursday,Oguna said that he has officially resigned from the military as he focuses on his new assignment. “I’m now retired from the military. You can now refer me as Rt. Colonel Cyrus Oguna,” he said. Oguna has said the country has no choice but to embrace the growing digital economy. He added that the Big Four Agenda will…

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Boycott new curriculum and revert to the 8-4-4 system,KNUT tells teachers

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421 total views, 4 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,16TH MAY 2019-Opposition emanating from Kenya National union of Teachers  towards  the new curriculum continues to  grow after KNUT asked teachers to boycott it and instead  revert to the 8-4-4 system. Addressing the press on Thursday ,Knut secretary general Wilson Sossion termed the launch of the policy paper to guide implementation of the curriculum as “putting the cart before the horse”. Sossion described Education CS George Magoha, who has been spearheading the competency-based curriculum, as arrogant and intolerant. “I should tell Magoha that what…

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Sanlam Investments East Africa maintains pension fund management market lead

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832 total views, 8 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,16TH MAY 2019-The Retirement Benefits Authority has announced an 8 percent year-on-year increase in the total assets under management by fund managers and approved issuers in Kenya. According to the recently released RBA Retirement Benefits Industry report for December 2018, 16 fund managers and 15 approved issuers, submitted 1,236 scheme reports with a total fund value of Ksh. 980 billion representing an 8 percent increase compared to the December 2017 values. The report further confirms that the total assets managed by fund managers amounted to Ksh. 813…

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Sad:A disabled woman raped,murdered in Machakos

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559 total views, 2 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,16TH MAY 2019-Police are investigating an  incident  in which a disabled woman in Machakos was raped before been murdered. The  body of the victim a 37-year-old woman who lived alone in Kalama Location, was found naked on her bed on Wednesday morning. Police suspect she was raped before her crutches were inserted into her private parts. Police report seen by UpesiNews indicate that , Esther Wavinya Mwanthi’s half-naked body was found by her relatives who live in the same compound whom  then alerted the area…

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Detectives arrests fake Gold scandal fugitive Jared Otieno

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826 total views, 2 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,16TH  MAY 2019- Police  have Jared Otieno, the main fugitive in the fake Gold scandal. DCI boss George Kinoti says detectives have also seized two of his brand new vehicles–a Porsche and Bentley—that were parked at his newly acquired palatial home in Nairobi’s Karen. Several other suspects–including Zaheer Jhanda–whom police describe as a person of interest in the investigation are being sought. According to  photographs circulating on social media since last week, Jhanda is seen hobnobbing with the high and mighty in the political…

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Police Apprehend most wanted convicted criminal in Kawangware

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851 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,16TH MAY 2019- Police in Nairobi’s Kawangware area have have arrested one of the most wanted criminals Kelson Lienga also known as  Kevin Lienga . The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the suspect who was arrested on Wednesday is connected to a series of crimes in western including robbery with violence and defilement. DCI through its twitter account  stated that “In 2017, the suspect was involved in a series of robberies & serious assault including one in Sabatia where he chopped off the leg…

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KRA seizes ethanol declared as spaghetti in Nairobi

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2,066 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,15TH MAY,2019-The Kenya Revenue Authority on Wednesday seized a shipment of smuggled ethanol declared as imported spaghetti at the Inland Container Depot in Nairobi. The consignment was intercepted by the KRA Customs and Border Control unit . Imported from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with an assessed tax value of more than Sh15 million, the consignment had been concealed in four 20-foot containers that had arrived at the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) operated Inland Container Depot last month. This comes at a time…

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KRA tax evasion scandal:15 more suspects arraigned

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1,963 total views, 3 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,15TH MAY,2019-Fifteen more suspects accused of abetting tax evasion and bribery at the Kenya revenue Authority (KRA ) were arraigned in court  in Nairobi on Wednesday. The prosecution is seeking to have them detained for 21 days to enable them conclude investigations into the matter. Meanwhile, 38 KRA staff who were Monday arraigned in a Nairobi court and detained for 14 days pending conclusion of investigations have moved to court  challenging  their detention. The accused in an application they claim that unless the 48…

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EACC wants Governor Lenolkulal’s request to access his frozen bank accounts rejected

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1,912 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,15TH MAY 2019-Woes facing  Samburu governor Moses Kasaine Lenolkulal  continues after the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) on Wednesday asked the court to dismiss an application he filed seeking to be allowed access to his bank accounts. The Besieged governor had sought unconditional access to four accounts held at Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) saying he is not able to access his salary so as to cater for his personal and family subsistence, utilities, bills and other accruing expenses. However, EACC argued that the Samburu…

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The office of the DPP opposes attempt by suspects in NYS scandal to have cases consolidated

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487 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,15TH MAY 2019-The Director of public prosecution  Noordin Haji has opposed  a from suspects in National Youth Service (NYS) multimillion shilling scandal to have them tried by a bench of three magistrates . Haji holds that  the application by 53 of them including  former PS Lilian Omollo and NYS Director General Richard Ndubai is an abuse of the court process. He Further says the High Court which is being asked to empanel the bench lacks the jurisdiction to do so. In his submission, The…

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Macharia Njeru sworn in as representatives to JSC

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761 total views, 2 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,15TH MAY 2019-High Court Judge David Majanja and human rights lawyer Macharia Njeru have been sworn in at the Supreme Court as representatives of LSK and High Court to the JSC respectively. The two  took oathe under the administration of Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Amadi, marking the beginning of their 5-year reign as representatives at the Judicial Service Commission. Macharia Njeru, who is also a former IPOA boss beat Prof Tom Ojienda on Thursday last week in a fiercely contested Law Society…

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VERDICT:Reprieve nurses’ union officials as court suspends their prosecution

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712 total views, 3 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,15TH MAY 2019-Officials of Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) have every reason to smile after the Employment and Labour Relations Court  suspended criminal prosecution against  them. Justice Byram Ongayo ruled that the prosecution of Seth Panyako and 10 others before the Chief Magistrate’s court shall not proceed until determination of a petition challenging the case is made. The union through lawyer Edgar Busiega told the judge that the criminal charges preferred against the officials has no basis in law, saying it is purely…

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New curriculum roll-out is right on course and unstoppable-CS Magoha

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658 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,15TH MAY 2019-The ongoing roll-out of the Competency Based Curriculum will go on as scheduled .This is  according to  Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha who  says so far, 12 million books have been distributed to schools. Speaking during the launch of a new curriculum policy, Magoha stated that the implementation of the new curriculum is his utmost priority. He said that the Education Ministry has held consultative meetings with critical stakeholders on the initiative. “I think it is right and just to keep my…

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President Kenyatta holds talks with Ethiopian President Zewde at State House

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1,966 total views, 1 views today BY PSCU,NAIROBI,14TH MAY 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday held talks with Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde who paid him a courtesy call at State House, Nairobi. Their discussion focused on bolstering the historical bilateral ties between Kenya and Ethiopia. President Zewde, who is in the country on a one-day official visit, was received by President Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta at State House Nairobi shortly after 1p.m. She was accompanied by Ethiopian Ambassador to Kenya Meles Alem Tekea. After signing the visitor’s book, President Zewde proceeded…

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Court orders 15 fake gold syndicate suspects detained

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1,990 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,14TH MAY 2019-The high court on Tuesday ordered, Fifteen suspects who were arrested on Monday in connection with a fake gold syndicate in Nairobi’s kileleshwa area   to be detained for  one more week to give police time to conclude the investigations. When the accused where  arraigned in court  the prosecution sought for more time to conclude investigations. In a miscellaneous application, Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officer Dan Owino, told the court more time was needed to establish the nationalities of three of the…

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Motorists to dig deeper in their pockets as ERC increases fuel prices

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1,130 total views, 1 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,14TH MAY 2019-Motorist across the country will now have to dig deeper into their pockets  to buy petrol after the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority reviewed the  cost of fuels upwards.In the just released prices , super petrol has gone up further this month and will now retail Sh112.03 in Nairobi, a price that will be in place until the 14th June 2019. Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) says  the price of Super Petrol has jumped up Sh5.43 while Diesel and Kerosene have…

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Blow to Godfrey Osotsi as Amani National Congress Party structs his name out of the register.

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2,604 total views, 5 views today  BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,14TH MAY 2019-Nominated Member of Parliament Godfrey  Osotsi has  suffered a blow after his name was struck out of Amani National Congress Party register. The Registrar of Political Parties  on Tuesday confirmed  that Osotsi’s name has indeed been struck from the Musalia Mudavadi led coalition. There has been simmering disagreements between Osotsi wand leadership of party  for some time now.However Osotsi  can appeal the decision in court on grounds that he was not given a fair hearing. Consequently If the court’s decision does not…

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Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Stars pick first win in Barcelona

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1,525 total views, no views today Barcelona, Spain – Tuesday 14th May 2019…  Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Stars boys’ last evening won their second friendly match against Sant Gabriel of Spain scoring 2-1 in regulation time. Benjamin Njenga of Shimanzi Youth and Lual Mengistu of Euronuts found the target each as the All-Stars came from a goal behind to edge out the home team Sant Gabriel 2- 1. However, their girls’ counterparts were not lucky as they went down 2-0 to a tactical Sant Gabriel girls at the same venue in a…

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Crime Watch:DCI detectives seize thousands of kilograms of expired rice in Kariobangi

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1,012 total views, 6 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,14TH MAY 2019-Thousands of kilograms of  expired rice has been seized by detectives from the directorate of criminal investigation (DCI)that was being re-packaged into new bags in Nairobi’s Kariobangi estate. According to DCI boss George Kinoti, several suspects have been arrested in the ongoing raid that started in Tuesday morning. He added that police are in pursuit of   more suspects  who  includes  owners of the go-down known as Kimende Stores.

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Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne names AFCON 2019 provisional team

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1,396 total views, no views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,14TH MAY 2019-Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne has  named a provisional squad that will travel to France for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations preparations. The squad includes a huge portion of e players  who feature  during the qualifying round , with skipper Victor Wanyama set to lead the side to Egypt for the biennial football bonanza that runs from June 21-July 19. Experienced defender David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng and Zesco United striker Jesse Jackson Were are the major casualties in Migne’s squad. Ochieng,…

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A woman believed to be Shabaab fugitive Violet Kemunto held by police in Kisii

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895 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KISII,14TH MAY 2019-Police in Kisii  are holding two women suspected to be Violet Kemunto Omwoyo, an Al-Shabaab fugitive.The two have been held for the last two weeks with officers interrogating them. It is reported that it all begun in  Nyangusu after  members of the public became suspicious of a man and woman at a bus terminal who were about to board a public service vehicle that was headed to Kisii town, 45km away, and alerted the police. Those who spoke to the press  said that…

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WhatsApp urges its 1.5 billion users globally to upgrade app after report of spyware attack

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503 total views, 3 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,14TH MAY 2019-The over 1.5 billion users of a social network  WhatsApp have been urged  to upgrade to the latest version of the messaging app following a report that users could be vulnerable to having malicious spyware installed on phones without their knowledge. “WhatsApp encourages people to upgrade to the latest version of our app, as well as keep their mobile operating system up to date, to protect against potential targeted exploits designed to compromise information stored on mobile devices,” a spokesman said. “We…

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Transition:Former Head of Public Service Jeremiah Kiereini passes away

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515 total views, 6 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,14TH MAY 2019-A re-known  businessman,investor  and former Head of Public Service Jeremiah Kiereini has passed away. Reliable Sources close to his family say that the former powerful politician  passed away at his home last evening at the age of 90. The businessman had invested hugely in real estate, insurance, coffee farming and the hotel industry. He was also a former CMC Motors chairman, a position that has more recently haunted him over allegations of operating an illegal offshore account. President Uhuru Kenyatta has led…

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NTSA cracks the whip,suspends Grand Bus Service Sacco licence after Monday Garissa-Mwingi Road accident

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2,356 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,13TH MAY,2019-The  operational licence  for the Grand Bus Service Sacco  has been revoked after one of their buses s was early Monday morning involved in an accident on Garissa-Mwingi Road in which 14 people perished.The  National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has  suspended the  buses company licence as a pre-cautionary measure  and to avoid since incidents in future. NTSA, in a statement to newsrooms, said preliminary investigations had revealed that the trailer driver had not placed any warning signs on the road to…

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Tragic:Kericho Woman poisons 3 children, commits suicide

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2,428 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KERICHO,13TH MAY 2019-Police have  commenced investigations into an incident  in which a woman on Monday killed her three children before committing suicide at Lami Juu area in Sosiot, Kericho County. Belgut OCPD Philip Okello who confirmed the incident , said preliminary investigations suggested that the woman poisoned the kids before taking the same poison, adding that the motive is still unclear. It is after they delayed waking up in the morning,that  neighbours  went to find out  what had happened  and realized that the four…

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Reconstruct records destroyed by fire to proof Sh 1.5 billion expenditure,senators directs governor Obado.

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2,507 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,13TH MAY 2019- County public accounts and investment Committee  of the Senate  on Monday directed Migori Governor Okoth Obado to provide documents showing how Sh1.5 billion was spent in the 2017/2018 financial year in the next week. While appearing before the  Committee, the governor who found himself in a difficult place  to account for his county’s expenditure blamed the fire which destroyed important financial document which he could have relied on  to give the explanation. “I want to agree with the auditor that…

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