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Murang’a water tunnel to increase supply by 140m litres

The Northern Water Collector Tunnel, set for completion in March 2020, will be the longest water tunnel in Kenya. It is aimed at boosting water at the Ndakaini Dam and increasing water supply to Nairobi by 140 million litres per day. The project that started on...

Stop meddling in TSC affairs, Knut leaders tell Sossion

Central region Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) officials have lashed out at their national Secretary-General Wilson Session for pushing for the abolition of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC). The officials have now demanded for Mr Sossion’s resignation, accusing him of politicising TSC issues for his selfish...

Police arrest key suspect in Nakuru burglaries

Police officers in Nakuru Town East have arrested one suspect in connection to burglary incidents in the area. Sub-County Police Commander Ellena Kabukuru said the suspect, identified as David Kung'u Njeri, 34, was flushed out by officers in an ongoing operation targeting various places in the area...

Pyrethrum growers need more funding, association says

The Pyrethrum Growers Association (PGA) has urged the National Treasury to consider allocating funds to all 18 pyrethrum growing counties to boost production. PGA National Chairman Justus Mochache Monda said that this will make more processors to venture in other counties apart from Nakuru. Agriculture Cabinet Secretary...

Sh30m level 4 hospital to be built in Kieni Constituency

Kieni MP Kanini Kega has secured Sh30 million for the building of a second level four hospital in the expansive constituency. The lawmaker told residents of Kieni West Sub-County that the Ministry of Health had allocated Sh30 million for building the hospital in Kiawara after the constituency...

Renovated youth resource centres opened in 15 counties

The Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender has launched 15 refurbished youth empowerment centres in various counties across the country. The centres, which cost the ministry Sh50 million to refurbish, were commissioned by 15 principal secretaries from various ministries and will serve as resource facilities and...

Chinato rocks: Where lasting love is brewed

The crying stones of Chinato in Kuria East, Migori County, stand tall and can be spotted from the Migori-Isebania road. They characterise the beautiful environment of Kuria and have been protected by locals for ages. They are a splendid geographical feature. One can get on...

Nakuru residents expect goodies during Uhuru tour

President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Wednesday visit Nakuru Town where he is expected to preside over two key functions.   Some political leaders said they were hopeful that the Head of State’s tour will come with good tidings. The President will preside over the 93rd edition of...

Two killed in Naivasha-Gilgil highway crash

Two people died after a lorry and a bus collided at Sogea on the Naivasha-Gilgil highway. The accident occurred barely 24 hours after two Administration Police officers and a civilian perished on the road on Saturday night. The three died after their saloon car rammed a stationary...

Mombasa MCA Ahmed Salama arrested over drug trafficking

A member of Mombasa County Assembly (MCA) was arrested on Monday in connection to drug trafficking. Bofu Ward Representative Ahmed Salama was arrested in Likoni following the operation targeting politicians and businessmen suspected to be behind narcotics trade. His arrest comes a day after Interior Cabinet Secretary...

Sh2.5bn county headquarters projects stall

Senate Deputy Speaker Kithure Kindiki has asked leaders of five counties that benefited from Sh500 million grant each for the construction of headquarters to end disputes and let the work continue. Speaking at Kathwana town in Chuka/Igambang’ombe constituency on Monday, the Tharaka-Nithi Senator said buildings in...

Nakuru land owners cry foul over ‘illegal’ rates

Nakuru County Assembly has endorsed a petition by 25 land owners in Shabab on illegal land rates and ordered Finance executive Peter Ketyenya to harmonise the rates. The assembly Lands, Housing and Physical Planning committee report said the erroneous rates so far paid by the aggrieved land...

Road closed in Nakuru as truck carrying petrol starts leaking

A section of the Nakuru-Nairobi highway near Kenya Pipeline Company in Nakuru was closed Monday morning after tanker ferrying petroleum products was discovered to be leaking. The vehicle had left Mombasa on Sunday and was heading to Kampala in Uganda. According to Nakuru County Police Commander Stephen...

State agencies on the spot over lack of vital road safety signs

State agencies responsible for roads maintenance and supervision have been blamed for the ever increasing road accidents. The agencies have been put on the spot for failure to ensure the erection of road signs especially in areas considered as black spots. In Murang’a County, there have been...

Blow for Waititu as Rerec boss rejects offer to head committee

The chairman of the Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation (Rerec) Simon Gicharu has rejected an appointment by Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu to head a committee on pending bills. Mr Waititu, through his Finance Executive Committee Member Francis Kigo Njenga, on Friday published in the Kenya Gazette...

Four-year-old girl defiled and killed in Kirinyaga

A four-year-old girl was defiled, killed and her body dumped in a coffee farm in Kirinyaga County.    Stacy Nyakio’s body, which was found on Monday morning, had bruises on the neck, a pointer that she might have been strangled. Last year, the victim's uncle Mr Laurence...

Farmers urge State to increase pyrethrum sector funding

The Pyrethrum Growers Association (PGA) has urged the National Treasury to allocate funds to all 18 pyrethrum growing counties to boost production. PGA national chairman Justus Mochache Monda said that this will make more processors invest in other counties apart from Nakuru. Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri...

BBI needed the blessings of Parliament, says Kioni

A parliamentary committee that is expected to be tasked with implementing the report which will be written by the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) has said the taskforce was unconstitutional as it lacked legal backing and framework. In what could be a hurdle to President Uhuru Kenyatta and...

MCAs demand top restaurant, others kicked out of City Park

Former City Hall Chief of Staff George Wainaina risks losing his restaurant business after a county watchdog committee said it is sitting on grabbed land. Nairobi County Assembly Public Accounts Committee (PAC), in its latest report, recommended that City Hall, in collaboration with other state agencies, immediately...

Isiolo MP wants herders allowed to graze in parks

Isiolo North MP Hassan Odha wants herders from pastoralist communities allowed to graze in national parks, saying this will help cushion them from losses of their animals due to the effects of the ongoing dry spell. Addressing journalists in Isiolo town, the legislator said there is need...

Woman, 80, raped and killed in her house in Kirinyaga

An 80-year-old woman has been found raped and killed in Kanyange village, Kirinyaga County. Jedidah Wanjiru was on Monday morning found lying on the floor inside her house with her mouth stuffed with clothes. She had bruises on her neck, suggesting that she could have been strangled...

Fly540 plane forced to abort take-off after tyre stuck in pothole

A Fly540 pilot was forced to abort take-off after realising one of the plane’s tyre was stuck in a pothole on the runway at the Manda Airport in Lamu. The 36 scared passengers aboard the Nairobi-bound plane disembarked during the Sunday 12:30pm incident. No one was hurt....

Homa Bay MCAs say county’s fire engines detained at port

A group of MCAs from Homa Bay now want investigative agencies to probe the alleged detention of two county fire engines at the Mombasa port. The MCAs asked the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to investigate the whereabouts of the...

Police boss arrested in Lamu for freeing drug trafficker and his haul

A police officer commanding station (OCS) in Lamu has been arrested over a drug-related case. Police sources say the OCS, chief inspector Shadrack Mumo, is attached to the Kizingitini Police Station in Lamu. County police commander Mr Muchangi Kioi confirmed the arrest saying it follows the...

Kisumu traders on Railways land move out ahead of eviction

Hundreds of Kisumu traders who had encroached on Kenya Railways (KR) land on Sunday rushed to safeguard their property ahead of the expiry of a midnight notice. The panic also caught up with a number of people who have illegally erected structures around Maseno University’s city campus...

Lodge whose royal visitor made Nyeri famous

Inside the vast Aberdare National Park in Nyeri, resting on wooden poles is a lodge that entered the history books after Queen Elizabeth II, then a princess, visited Kenya on the night of February 6, 1952. Overlooking a water hole, Treetops Lodge, which was literally built...

Nyeri primary schools struggle to keep doors open

Besides two stone blocks and a vandalised flag mast, nothing about Nguruwe-ini Primary School in Gikondi, Mukurwe-ini Sub-county, suggests that it is a school. Classrooms though are in a functional state and the chalkboards still intact. To keep off vandals, the school’s board of...

Low student numbers cause Murang’a schools to collapse

Off a dusty road, about 100 metres from Mathareini shopping centre in Kigumo, Murang’a County, a narrow road leads to a clearing. Farther ahead is a gate, standing with an unmistakable air of abandonment and eeriness. The unguarded gate is fastened with a large padlock attached...

Three people killed in Kikopey accident

Three people among them two Administration Police officers died in a grisly road accident near Kikopey on the Naivasha-Nakuru highway on Saturday night. The three, according to the Gilgil sub-county Police Commander Emmanuel Opuru, were driving in a private vehicle when they rammed into stationary lorry. He...

Fire destroys Homa Bay County Commissioner’s residence

Homa Bay County Commissioner Herman Shambi's residence was on Sunday evening destroyed by fire. Mr Shambi, however, said the cause of the inferno was yet to be established. Homa Bay town residents on Sunday demanded answers from the county government on the where bouts of the two...
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