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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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294 total views, 294 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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474 total views, 474 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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487 total views, 487 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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Postmortem for the 3 bodies of a mother and her two children allegedly killed by major Peter Mugure postponed

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408 total views, 408 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 are…

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These are the most corrupt counties in Kenya!

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600 total views, 600 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, Vihiga,…

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

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562 total views, 562 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 arrest.…

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Busia senator Amos Wako prohibited from stepping his foot in the US

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1,928 total views, 1,568 views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,18H NOV 2019-The US has banned Busia Senator Amos Wako and his family which includes  , his wife Flora Ngaira and son Julius from entering the country and doing business with it over corruption allegations during his tenure as the  attorney-general. In a statement by United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday, the country is demonstrating its commitment of supporting Kenya’s war on the crime that is milking public coffers dry. “This designation is made under Section 7031(c) of the Department of…

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Top KCPE girl wants to be journalist just like father

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1,826 total views, 1,238 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,NAIROBI,18TH NOV 2019-A top girl in 2019 KCPE results that were released on Monday by education CS  George Magoha says she wants to be  a journalist . The top student scored 440 marks. Three students tied at 439 marks with one of them being June Cheptoo Koech from Sang’alo Central Primary School in Nandi county. Cheptoo said she didn’t expect to be the second best student in the country. “I feel great. I didn’t expect it to happen. When I heard that the first…

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DP Ruto’s daughter Abby scores 406 marks

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1,868 total views, 1,207 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,18TH NOV 2019-The daughter to Deputy President William Ruto has scored 406 marks in the just released KCPE results. Abby Cherop Ruto was one of the top performers Greenvale School based in Uasin Gishu county. Her mother, Prisca Chemutai Bett, said her 13-year-old daughter has been very promising all through her academic work. She said the success can be attributed to Deputy President William Ruto who has been very supportive. “I know he has received the news. He is yet to send a congratulatory…

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9,000 KCPE candidates scored above 400 marks – CS Magoha

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534 total views, 165 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,18TH NOV 2019-The Ministry of Education has released the 2019 KCPE results. The results were announced on Monday by Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha at the KNEC headquarters, where education stakeholders had gathered. Magoha held a meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, where he debriefed him before the release. The CS said the top candidate had 440 marks, followed by three other candidates who tied in the second position with 439 marks. The top candidate was announced as Master Andy Micheal Muchiri…

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4 suspects arrested over murder of 7 bouncers in Busia to be detained for two weeks

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490 total views, 24 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,BUSIA,18TH NOV 2019-High  court in Busia on Monday  granted police orders to hold four suspects allegedly involved in the killings of six people during a funeral ceremony in Busia. Magistrate Samson Tumu  ordered that the four be held in custody for 14 days pending investigations following a request by the prosecution officer. The suspects –Boniface Onyango, Carolyne Atieno, Kevin Omondi and Ronald Oduor –were arrested Sunday evening in Masebula village and were held at the Busia Police Station. However they did not take plea since…

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Micheal Andy Munyiri of Damacrest academy tops KCPE with 440 marks, 3 candidates tie at 439

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390 total views, 31 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,18TH NOV 2019-Andy  Micheal Munyiri from Damacrest Academy is the top performer in this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) after scoring 440 marks out of the possible 500 marks.  Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha  while aaanouncing the results on Monday afternoon ,said Munyiri was followed by Flavian Onyango, June Koech and Michael Ndung’u who tied with 439 marks. He stated that the number of students who scored 400 marks and above reduced from 11, 559 in 2018 to 9770 in 2019.…

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Court orders KDF officer facing trial over wife’s murder to be detained for three weeks

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613 total views, 25 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NANYUKI,18TH NOV 2019-A KDF officer who is an Air Force Major was today  (Monday )arraigned in court  over the murder of his wife and two children with the court allowing police to hold him for  for another 21 days awaiting  conclusion of investigation  on the murder. A high court in Nanyuki  allowed the prosecutions request after State Prosecutor Peter Mailanyi said he was not ready to prefer charges yet. was arrested after detectives recovered the bodies of his estranged wife Joyce Syombua (31), children Shanice…

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KCPE 2019 Results set to be released before Wednesday

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397 total views, 14 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,18TH NOV 2019-1,088,986 candidates who sat for the exams this year are set to receive their  results before Wednesday this week. Upesi News  has authoritatively established that the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has already finished the marking of the said exam with reports indicating that  results were set to be released today (on Monday ). However last minutes logistical arrangements have forced the announcement to be put on hold briefly. Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha  was  set to brief President Uhuru Kenyatta on…

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The big divide :ODM says its ready to give Cleophas Malala a direct ticket as rifts between ODM ,ANC widens

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5,114 total views, 17 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KAKAMEGA,17TH NOV 2019-The differences between Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party  and the Amani national Congress  party (ANC ) continues to widen  after the latter promised to hand Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala a direct ticket should Amani National Congress expel him. The Musalia Mudavadi-led party suspended Mr Malala from the party on Friday for supporting the ODM candidate Bernard Imran Okoth in the November 7 Kibra by-election. On Sunday, ODM Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna said the Raila Odinga-led party is well aware of the tribulations Mr Malala…

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Alleged assassination attempt,Babu Owino records statement with police

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5,160 total views, 15 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,17TH NOV 2019-Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino has recorded a statement at Parliament Police Station claiming unknown individuals attempted to assassinate him on Saturday. According to the vocal MP, a saloon vehicle with four occupants has consistently trailed him day and night over the past few months. “Over the past couple of months, I have been on the receiving end of hateful abuse and indeed threats against my life for my outspoken brand of politics,” he said. “I am known for speaking…

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Jubilee party is united says DP Ruto as he dismisses claims of plans to take over the party’s leadership

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5,346 total views, 8 views today BY DPPS,KAJIADO,17TH NOV 2019-Deputy President William Ruto has dismissed claims of division in the ruling Jubilee Party, and termed reports of a plot to take over as imaginary. He said the party was one, with a mission to uniting and transforming the country. “There are no factions in Jubilee. No one is planning to wrestle the party from anyone,” he said of a newspaper report that he is plotting to take over the party from President Uhuru Kenyatta. Those are allegations, he added, were being peddled…

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Police discover Bodies of missing woman, two children in Nanyuki

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4,887 total views, 3 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,16TH NOV 2019-Detectives on Saturday  discovered bodies believed to be of the Kayole family members who went missing three weeks ago. This comes a day after Major Peter Mugure was arrested in connection with the disappearance of his estranged partner Joyce Syombua (31) and children; Shanice Maua (10) and Prince Michael (5).       On Saturday, the bodies were discovered at Makaburini in Thingithu area with the children stacked on top of their mother. Thingithu is approximately 9-minutes away from the Laikipia Air Base.…

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You must heed to the president’s call and stop wrangling,DP Ruto tells Jubilee leaders

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4,877 total views, 6 views today BY DPPS,KIPKELION,KERICHO,16TH NOV 2019-Deputy President William Ruto has asked Jubilee leaders to heed to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s call to end wrangling in the party. He further asked those in Opposition to keep off Jubilee affairs and instead focus on cleaning the mess in their own political outfits. “Jubilee party is one; we are united in transforming this country. Let us leave behind petty politics of division and ethnicity as guided by the President yesterday,” said Dr Ruto. He spoke on Saturday in Kipkelion West, Kericho County,…

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Pope Francis appoints Rt. Rev. Dominic Kimengich Bishop of Eldoret

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4,599 total views, 7 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU/CMNK,NAIROBI,16TH NOV 2019-Pope Francis has appointed Rt. Rev. Dominic Kimengich Bishop of Eldoret Diocese. Rt. Rev. Kimengich is currently the Bishop of Lodwar. The Diocese of Eldoret fell vacant on 30th, October 2017, following the passing on of Rt. Rev. Cornelius Korir. Consequently, the Holy Father appointed the Bishop of Kitale, Rt. Rev. Maurice Crowley, as the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese. The news of the appointment of Bishop Kimengich was officially made public in Rome on Saturday, 16th, November, 2019 at noon.  The…

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Players in the East Africa’s Informal Sector urged to embrace Digitalisation

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2,179 total views, 10 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,15TH NOV 2019-The informal sector constitutes a large part of employment in African countries with the International Labour Organization(ILO) estimating that more than 66% of total employment is Sub-Saharan Africa is from the informal sector. Informal economies are typically characterised by low productivity and non-exportable goods and services. On the other hand, the sector also provides crucial livelihoods to the most vulnerable of the urban poor. It is projected that the informal sector is likely to absorb many of the continent’s young employment seekers who…

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Uhuru appeals to Mt. Kenya leaders to support BBI

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2,068 total views, 10 views today BY UPESI REPORTER,15TH NOV 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday  urged leaders from Mt. Kenya to support the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). Speaking in Sagana , the head of state  said the handshake with ODM leader Raila Odinga was for the sake of peace in the country. “I want to take you back to 2007 up to where we are today. You know the problems we had. Some of you here are still very bitter about what happened. Our work as leaders is to find solutions to…

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lawyer Philip Murgor’s appointment as special prosecutor officially revoked

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2,247 total views, 7 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,15TH NOV 2019– Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji has formally revoked the appointment of city lawyer Philip Murgor as a public prosecutor. Through a Kenya Gazette published on Friday , Haji notified members of public that he has deleted Murgor from the list of the special prosecutors. His status as Prosecutor was the subject of a heated debate in a murder case involving his client Sarah Wairimu. Wairimu is facing trial for the murder of Dutch golfer Tob Cohen. On September 26, lawyer…

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Be warned of raw sewage contaminated water,KPC warns Embakasi residents

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1,028 total views, 7 views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,15TH NOV 2019-Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) is warning  Embakasi  residents in Nairobi to be alert  due to water the company says is water contaminated with raw sewage . According to a memo from Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) to its staff  who lives  in Embakasi, there are reported cases of contamination of tap water. The company urged them to seek medical attention in case of symptoms like diarrhea. The memo further elaborates  that several resident had already sought treatment in different city hospitals adding that…

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Uhuru appoints prof Margret Kamar,three others to disabled fund board

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861 total views, 8 views today BY JOAN WAAJIKU,NAIROBI,15TH NOV 2019-Margaret Kamar  the Uasin gishu county senator is among three person appointed  to the Board of National Fund for Disabled of Kenya. In a gazette notice dated November 15, Kamar is listed alongside Cecilia Mbaka and Anne Mugambi as Trustees of the Board. The Chairperson of the Board of National Fund for Disabled of Kenya is Mrs. W. Kristina Kenyatta Pratt who was appointed to the position in January 2002. Another notable appointment is the recent Gazette notice is Dr. Gumato U.…

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President Uhuru to meet central Kenya leaders amid growing rebellion

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656 total views, 7 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,15TH NOV 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta will today meets  with  various leaders from Mt Kenya region in what is seen as efforts to tame the ever increasing rebellion from a cross section of leaders from the region.In recent days there has emerged a section of leaders from the region allied to  deputy William Ruto who have shown outright  rebellion especially in opposing the Handshake. This threatens to tear the ruling party apart something that the head of state is keen to address. Uhuru’s Jubilee Party is…

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Former MPs Murugi, Galgalo suffer a a major setback as court quashes their appointment to NLC

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1,586 total views, 7 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,14TH NOV 2019-The Employment and Labour Relations Court in Nairobi on Thursday quashed the appointment Esther Murugi and Tiyah Galgalo to the National Land Commission (NLC). Activist Okiya Omtata had, in a petition initially filed before the High Court, challenged the appointment of the former Nyeri Town Member of Parliament (MP) and the ex-Isiolo Woman Representative. Justice Hellen Wasilwa, in a ruling delivered on Thursday, found the nomination of the two as unconstitutional and flouting principles of appointment in the public service. “In the…

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Kenya -Somalia relations set to improve for better as Kenyatta, Farmaajo meet in Nairobi

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1,491 total views, 5 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,15TH NOV 2019- Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta and Mohamed Farmaajo Thursday evening recommitted to rally their respective administrations towards bringing normalcy in the Kenya-Somalia relations. The undertaking was given during talks after Kenyatta paid his Somalian counterpart a courtesy call at a city hotel following Farmaajo’s participation in the just concluded International Conference on Population Development. Relations between the two countries have in recent months been impeded by a diplomatic row over a maritime delimitation dispute pending at the International Court of Justice. Kenya successfully…

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Motorists to pay more as petrol, diesel prices increases

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2,105 total views, 4 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,14TH NOV 2019-Fuel prices have increased further in new monthly rates announced by the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA). In the latest review, petrol and diesel prices will increase by Sh2.54 and Sh2.65 per litre respectively. Kerosene users will have to part with an extra Sh2.98  In a notice on Thursday, EPRA said a litre of petrol in Nairobi will from Friday cost Sh110.59 per litre while diesel will cost Sh104.61 per litre. Kerosene will retail at Sh104.06 per litre. In Mombasa, fuel…

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US ICPD25 delegation, African countries reaffirm their position against promotion of abortion as family planning method

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1,009 total views, 4 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER NAIROBI,14TH NOV 2019-The delegates attending  the United States International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25)  from at least 20 countries including the United States have reaffirmed their stand, rejecting its use as family planning method. Speaking during a conference on Thursday the (ICPD25) Head of Delegation Valerie Huber stated there is no international right to abortion and terms which may promote pro-abortion policies and measures should not be used. “The United Nations should only focus on concrete efforts that enjoy broad consensus among…

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Verdict :Court dismies Mwende Mwinzi’s petition against directive to renounce US citizenship

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1,133 total views, 6 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,14TH NOV 2O19-The High Court on Thursday dismissed a petition filed by Kenya’s ambassador nominee to South Korea Mwende Mwinzi in which she is challenging the National Assembly’s decision to suspend her appointment until she formally denounces her American citizenship. In his determination Justice James Makau Thursday said he cannot make a ruling on the issue of her dual citizenship stating that it is premature. “The National Assembly approved the petitioner’s nomination on condition that she renounces her US citizenship. The petitioners did not…

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DP Ruto accuses Raila of Using Deceit To Divide Jubilee Party Through Handshake

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774 total views, 8 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,14TH NOV 2019-Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday morning  refuted the claims that Members of Parliament aligned to the handshake have ganged up against him, calling him to resign. In a story published by the standard, it was established that 25 leaders had asked the DP to be courageous and confront his boss, the president instead of fighting his appointees. Ruto took to his Twitter and stated that ODM’s Raila Odinga was the one responsible for diving political parties including his own, Jubilee. He added…

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Sarah Wairimu Wants Access To Kitisuru Home To Pick Up Personal Effects, Dogs

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4,056 total views, 12 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,13TH NOV 2019-The widow of dutch tycoon who was murdered Sarah Wairimu, on Wednesday  filed a formal application seeking to be granted access to her Kitisuru house in order to pick up some of her personal belongings. Among the items she wants allowed to pick includes  her two dogs Major and Snow, a Rottweiler breed and a Doberman breed respectively. Wairimu, who is out on bail, also wants the court to allow her to collect personal effects including her clothes, shoes, handbags and grooming…

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Contractors charged with Kshs 30 million tax evasion

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3,870 total views, 5 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,13TH NOV 2019-Two directors of a company contracted to set up street lights in two counties earning a total of Ksh 65 million were today charged with failure to pay taxes amounting to KShs.30 million. Alex Mwenda alias Alexander Stanley Mwenda and Stanley Nyamu, both directors of Tripple Investments Limited appeared before Milimani Court Chief Magistrate Hon. Kennedy Cheruiyot and denied all five counts relating to tax frauds. Tripple Investments Company was awarded contracts to install and commission street lights by Siaya and Machakos County…

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KNH Board sued by KMPDU over planned construction of private hospital

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3,644 total views, 7 views today BY UPESI REPORTER ,NAIROBI,13TH NOV 2019-The  Kenyatta National Hospital Board (KNHB) and Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki  have been sued by Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) over the decision to construct a private hospital. The Board said construction of the Level Six 300-bed facility, standing on 3.6 hectares, will begin in 2020 and that it will offer premium services as a standalone facility with 500 motor vehicle parking slots. However, according to the union, the project was undertaken without any public participation despite…

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Kiambu County government employee charged with Kshs 5 million tax evasion

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266 total views, 8 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KIAMBU,13TH NOV 2019-An employee of the Kiambu County Government was yesterday charged before Milimani Law Courts with tax fraud amounting to Ksh 5 million. Appearing before Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Hon. Kennedy Cheruiyot, the accused denied all the charges. Mr Paul Kibe Wangari, a director of Kibsay Enterprises Limited was charged with eight counts of tax evasion amounting Sh5 million. Mr. Kibe was allegedly awarded several contracts by the Kiambu County to supply various items and services between 2015-2018 making income of KShs 36 million…

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Court allows parties in Fidel Odinga paternity dispute 2 weeks to reach settlement

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503 total views, 7 views today BY JOAN  WANJIKU,13TH NOV 2019-The High Court has allowed parties to a dispute over the estate of the late Fidel Odinga, son to former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, fourteen days to negotiate and have the matter settled out court. The court was Wednesday told that negotiation has started in view to have the matter settled without litigating the same before the court. Trial judge Justice Aggrey Muchelule said parties can be allowed to agree on the matter outside the court. “Not all matters that must go into full hearing and a…

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Kakamega man disputes news report identifying his son as stowaway who fell off KQ flight

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493 total views, 12 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,2019-A man who appeared on a Sky News television report authenticating an e-fit image of a stowaway who fell off a Kenya Airways flight to London’s Heathrow Airport on June 30 has now denied claims the 29-year-old man identified as Paul Manyasi is his son. Isaac Manyasi told KTN News Wednesday morning he believed his son – who he identified as Shirunja Isaac – is still alive claiming he was being detained at the Industrial Area Police station. “It certainly cannot be him. I…

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Change of guard at NTSA as new director general is named,Francis Meja is set to exit as his tenure ends

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3,203 total views, 11 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,12TH NOV 2019-The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) Board of Directors has appointed a new Director General on a three-year term. Acting Board Chairperson Dr. Alice Chesire, in a statement released Tuesday, announced George Njao as the new DG taking over from Francis Meja who has completed his full term contract. “Mr. Njao has over 15 years experience in the transport sector specifically in safety management which presents a great opportunity for the Authority. He holds a Master’s degree and a Bachelor of…

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Abdi Guyo removed as Nairobi County Assembly Majority Leader-Jubilee party SG Raphael Tuju

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3,503 total views, 8 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,12TH NOV 2019-Abdi Guyo has been removed as Majority Leader in the Nairobi County Assembly.This development has been confirmed by Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju . In a letter addressed to Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi, Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju said Guyo’s position will be taken over by Charles Thuo. Nominated MCA June Ndegwa was picked to replace Chege Waithera as the Majority Chief Whip. Ziwani MCA Millicent Wambui Mugadi will take over as the deputy majority leader and California MCA…

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Four police officers caught beating up JKUAT student interdicted

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3,502 total views, 8 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,12TH NOV 2019-Four police officers who were caught on camera brutalizing a student during protests at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) have been interdicted following public uproar. According to the  Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai , the four officers had been identified and are set to face further disciplinary action. “Further action and other disciplinary processes will follow the recommendations of the Internal Affairs Unit Investigation,” reads the statement. The student who was beaten up and his fellow students had…

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Eight silverstone planes suspended for a week by KCAA after a series of plunders

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1,363 total views, 5 views today BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,12TH NOV 2019-Eight Silverstone aeroplanes have been suspended for a week pending probe over the recent mishaps that have affected the airline. The aircraft model operated by Silverstone was suspended from Tuesday. KCAA has further suspended two aircraft operators (SAC and Adventures Aloft).SAC is a cargo airline while Aloft is a hot air balloon operator. One fleet of Silverstone Dash 8 also grounded over safety, KCAA DG Gilbert Kibe told Parliamentary Transport committee on Tuesday. It has a fleet capacity of 11 planes. This means that…

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Matiangi orders police officers who assaulted JKUAT students arrested

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1,249 total views, 7 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,12TH NOV 2019-Interior Cabinet secretary Fred Matiangi has instructed Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai to ensure  investigations into the brutality meted on students at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology during Monday’s protests and the police officer  found guiltyarrested .  Matiangi has also condemned the brutality on the protesting students, and demanded action. Videos showing anti-riot police officers brutalising students have gone viral on social media, raising fresh concerns on professionalism within the National Police Service. Several students were injured during yesterday’s…

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Dangerous chemical usage :Education ministry ,KNEC comes under sharp criticism from KUPPET

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2,989 total views, 7 views today BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,11TH NOV,2019-The Kenya Union of Post-Primary Teachers (Kuppet) on Monday  threatened to sue the Ministry of Education and the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) for allowing a dangerous chemical (xylene) to be used in a Chemistry practical during this year’s Kenya Certificate Secondary Education exam. Adressing the press in Nairobi,Kuppet Secretary-General Akelo Misori  said the chemicals used are highly flammable and have adverse effects on students and teachers. The chemicals used included, xylene, calcium hypochlorite and bromine water. “The chemicals produce dangerous fumes that…

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Fresh bid to eject Majority Leader from office flops as Pro-Elachi MCAs are teargassed

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3,003 total views, 4 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,11TH NOV 2019-Businesses came to a standstill briefly  in Nairobi county assembly on Monday morning after Police lobbed teargas on a section of Members of Nairobi County Assembly allied to Speaker Beatrice Elachi who tried to forcefully eject Majority Leader Abdi Guyo from his office . The pro-Elachi MCAs last week provided to the House minutes and resolution of a Parliamentary Group meeting in which they are said to have arrived at a decision to replace the Jubilee Party leadership in the Assembly. The…

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A non governmental organisation petitions govt over ICPD25 conference on reproductive health rights

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2,487 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,11TH NOV 2019-A coalition of pro-life nongovernmental organizations and activists held a demonstration Monday morning calling on President Uhuru Kenyatta to reject what they termed a pro-abortion agenda at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) conference scheduled to commence on Thursday in Nairobi. Protesters carrying banners and placards with pro-life messages convened at Harambee avenue, singing religious songs before presenting a petition to Office of the President at Harambee house. Over 80,000 signatures were presented in the petition received by Paul Famba,…

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Former President Moi Re-admitted To Hospital, Days After he was Discharged

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969 total views, 3 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,11TH NOV 2019-Former  President Daniel Arap Moi was on Saturday rushed back to Nairobi Hospital, two days after being discharged. His long-serving press secretary Lee Njiru on Monday confirmed that Moi is back in hospital and is currently admitted at the VIP wing for mandatory check-ups. Mr Njiru also noted that Kenya’s second president is alert and in a stable condition. He did however warn against sharing alarmist health reports. Moi had been at the facility for close to two weeks with breathing complications.…

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JKUAT Closed Indefinitely After Students goes on rampage

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484 total views, 2 views today BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,11TH NOV 2019-The Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) has been closed indefinitely following the unrest that was witnessed on Monday morning. According to a memo issued on Monday by the University’s Acting Vice-Chancellor Robert Kinyua, the students were directed to vacate the University by 11.30 AM. “In a special meeting of the senate held today, Monday 11th November 2019 at 10.00 am, it was resolved that the university closes indefinitely, ” the memo reads in part. The memo comes a few…

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Gvt will not allow introduction of practises that contracts the teachings of the Bible -DP Ruto

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628 total views, 4 views today BY DPPS,NAROK,11TH NOV 2019-Deputy President William Ruto has assured christians that the Government would not allow the introduction of practises that contradict the teachings of the Bible. He said Kenya was a God-fearing nation that followed the doctrines of the Bible. Dr Ruto spoke in reference to the upcoming International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) that would be held in Nairobi this week. “We would stand firm as leaders to oppose any teachings and issues that go against our stand as christians,” he said. During…

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KRA Files Appeal against Tax Appeals Tribunal Decision on the Betting Firms’ Case.

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458 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,11TH NOV 2019-Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) will challenge the Judgment of the Tax Appeals Tribunal (TAT) delivered on 6th November 2019 in favour of the Betting firms. Seven (7) Betting Firms filed Appeals before the TAT challenging KRA’s interpretation of the term “winnings” as was amended by the Finance Act 2018. They also contested KRA’s enforcement mechanism after it enforced collection of 20% Withholding tax on winnings by placing agency notices on the Betting firms’ accounts. The Tribunal ruled in favour of the Betting Firms…

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