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Gov’t embarks on vaccination campaign against foot and mouth disease

The Ministry of Agriculture has embarked on a countrywide vaccination against the foot and mouth disease. According to Livestock Principal Secretary Harry Kimtai, lack of harmonized mitigation initiatives by county governments is to blame for recurring cases of foot and mouth disease. Nakuru, Kiambu, Garissa and Uasin Gishu are among...

Court dismisses petition challenging Mariga’s nomination

Political Parties Disputes Tribunal has dismissed a petition challenging the nomination of McDonald Mariga as the jubilee candidate for the Kibra parliamentary seat by-election.   The Tribunal’s chairperson Kyalo Mbobu ruled that it had no jurisdiction to hear the petition since the Jubilee Party candidate’s nomination has already been accepted by...

Senate censured for holding sessions in counties

The National Assembly has criticized the senate’s move to hold sessions in counties terming it as a waste of public resources. Speaking while enacting the county allocation of revenue bill, the members accused the senators of colluding with the governors to fleece Kenyans, instead of playing their oversight role...

President Kenyatta assents to County Allocation of Revenue Bill

President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law two Bills among them the County Allocation of Revenue Bill, 2019. The County Allocation of Revenue Act 2019 provides for the equitable allocation of revenue raised nationally among the county governments for the 2019/20 financial year. The Act also facilitates the transfer of the...

Uhuru cancels Kimwarer dam project, orders commencement of Arror Dam

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday cancelled the construction of Kimwarer Dam project after investigations found it to be technically and financially not feasible. The report by the technical committee led by Principal Secretary for Infrastructure Prof Paul Maringa found out that the Ksh 22.2 billion Kimwarer Dam was overpriced. “The committee...

Government starts fencing Kakamega forest

The national government through the Ministry of Environment has commenced the fencing of Kakamega Forest in a bid to conserve and protect it from further destruction. Peter Mwangi, an environmentalist with the Ministry called on the locals to support the project as it will help curb incidences of human...

Uhuru urges African labour organizations to champion integration

President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged African labour organizations to play a leading role in the ongoing efforts towards the full integration of the continent. The President asked the leadership of the labour organizations to help build bridges of unity and pan-Africanism, saying  that is the surest path to national and...

Wife of murdered Dutch tycoon Cohen witnesses autopsy

The postmortem on Dutch tycoon Tob Cohen is underway after his wife Sarah Wairimu was granted access to Chiromo Mortuary where the exercise is being conducted. The process was Wednesday morning delayed after lawyer Philip Murgor moved to court to secure an order to have Cohen’s wife who is facing...

WB officials visit Kenya’s early grade learning projects

A delegation of World Bank officials is on a 7 day learning visit to Kenya’s Early Grade reading and mathematics programmes. The delegation wants to study how Kenya has implemented the two programmes. Speaking at a session with the delegation at Jogoo House, Director General in the Ministry of Education, Elyas...

Senators claim Uhuru signed wrong revenue bill

Senators are protesting a decision by the National Assembly to backdate the division of revenue bill 2019 to the 1st of July 2019.  The Senators who are holding their sittings in Kitui County, lashed out at the National Assembly over the move terming it unconstitutional and ill advised. Led by...

China reiterates the important role of media to Belt and Road Initiative

The inaugural Belt and Road News Network (BRNN) forum kicked off in China’s capital Beijing on September 16, 2019, attracting 50 journalists representing 46 major media outlets from 26 countries spread across Africa and Latin America. During the opening ceremony, the Chinese government highlighted the significant role of the media...

Mt Kenya MPs, governors to oppose change of constitution

More than ten members of parliament and two governors from Mt Kenya region have said they would oppose the change of constitution if it is meant to create jobs for some few people and add  burden to Kenyans. The leaders who included Governors Kiraitu Murungi (Meru) and Muthomi Njuki (Tharaka...

Centuries old slave caves become tourists attraction site

More than a century after the slave trade ended on the Swahili coast of East Africa, caves that were used as ‘slaveholding pens’ remain as relics in Shimoni, a sleepy fishing village near the sea border with Tanzania. The historical caves in Shimoni, which is a former slave post in...

National Police Service defends its Armoured Personnel Carriers

The National Police Service has clarified that the Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) and Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles (MRAPS) procured in 2016 are used for specific assignments as they have different fire power resistance abilities. In a statement Tuesday signed by Director of Corporate Communications Charles Wahogo, he says...

President Kenyatta assents to Division of Revenue Bill 2019

President Uhuru Kenyatta Tuesday signed into law the Division of Revenue Bill 2019 paving the way for the release of funds to counties. The new law allocates Shs 378.1 billion to county governments for the 2019/20 financial year. Out of the total allocation, Shs 316.5 billion is the equitable share of...

Alfred Mutua ranked best performing governor

Machakos County Governor Alfred Mutua has been ranked top among the best performing governors in the country. A report released Tuesday by a London- Based firm All Africa Advisors, which aims at understanding the impact of devolution in Kenya six years since its implementation, further shows majority of Kenyans...

Transform NYS, President Kenyatta challenges new boss

President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged the new National Youth Service (NYS) Director General Matilda Pamela Aleyo Sakwa to transform the agency into a training institution that effectively delivers on its mandate.  The President told Ms Sakwa to ensure that NYS reclaims its position in national development by equipping the...

Kirinyaga County govt on the spot over loss of Ksh1.2B

A section of Kirinyaga MCA’s has challenged the County government to account for over Ksh 1.2 billion which they claim has been misappropriated. The 12 Kirinyaga County MCA’s allege that corruption was deep-rooted in the county procurement departments with millions of shillings allocated for various projects in the financial year...

World’s best teacher Peter Tabichi meets Trump

Peter Tabichi, who was named World’s Best Teacher earlier this year, has met US President Donald Trump at the White House ahead of a speech he is giving at the UN General Assembly. Tabichi won the 2019 Global Teacher Prize in March. He teaches science at Keriko Mixed Day Secondary...

Court bars Murang’a Water Company from hiking tariffs

A Murang’a Court on Monday barred a local water company from increasing water tariffs until case filed by the county government is heard and determined. High Court Registrar Victoria Ochanda granted application by the county government to suspend implementation of new water tariffs by Murang’a Water and Sanitation Company. Ochanda issued...

President Kenyatta mourns Mama Martha Njeri Ng’ang’a

President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence and comfort to the family, relatives and friends of the late Martha Njeri Ng’ang’a who passed on last Friday while undergoing treatment at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi. Mama Martha Njeri, 97, was the mother to Dr Wilfred Kiboro, the...

GDC strikes steam in Paka well

Kenya’s quest to migrate fully to green energy sources has received a boost following the discovery of steam at Paka Well in Tiaty Constituency, Baringo County. Geothermal Development Authority Managing Director Johnston Ole Nchoe says once complete, the six wells at the Baringo-Silali geothermal power project are expected to...

824 farming groups secure World Bank grant

824 farming self-help groups in 21 counties will begin receiving grants from the World Bank funded National Agricultural and Rural Inclusive Project in a fortnight to expand their practice. Speaking in Nakuru, County Project Director Jenifer Bett said already 152 micro business proposals targeting apiculture, dairy, Irish potato and...

Taita Taveta County govt will not be dissolved says Ruto

Deputy President William Ruto has said the Taita Taveta County government would not be dissolved. Instead, he said the leaders must find a way of working together even when they differ in ideas. Dr Ruto further noted that demanding accountability from county governments was not a way of undermining it. He said...

Duale proposes a parliamentary system of government

National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale has openly declared that he will support the constitutional review that will propose a parliamentary system of governance. The Garissa Township Member of Parliament saying a parliamentary system of government will cure the dominance of bigger tribes in the country. National assembly majority leader Aden...

Grade three pupils begin national assessment

Over 1.3 million Grade 3 learners will on Monday commence their Kenya Early Years Assessment, the first under the new Competency-Based Curriculum. The assessment is a continuous exercise that will run until the end of the term and will be used to establish whether learners have exceeded, met or failed...

Eight killed, 15 injured in Kilifi road accident

At least eight people were on Monday morning killed and 15 others injured in a road accident involving five vehicles in Kilifi county. Six of the victims died on the spot while two others died while receiving treatment in hospital. At least 10 of the injured were admitted at the Mariakani sub-county...

Top Cohen’s murder case pushed to September 26

Sarah Wairimu Kamotho will remain in custody until September 26 when she takes plea in relation to murder of her husband Tob Cohen.  The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions led by DDPP Nicholas Mutuku Monday applied for more time to allow for postmortem and mental assessment of suspect.   Justice Jessie...

Jubilee’s MacDonald Mariga to take part in Kibra by-election

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Dispute Resolution Committee has reversed the verdict of the Kibra Returning Officer and has allowed Jubilee’s MacDonald Mariga to run in the Kibra by election on 7th November, 2019 The committee was Monday morning sitting to hear and determine the matter in which Mariga...

Two more suspects in Ksh75M G4S heist arrested in Machakos

Two Suspects connected to the 75 million shillings ATM Heist in Nairobi West have been arrested and 2,389,000 million shillings recovered. Detectives from Special Crime Prevention Unit (SCPU) on Monday arrested the suspects at Kalumoni in Machakos County. According to the DCI, one of the suspects John Kamau Mulei is brother...
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