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Senate, National Assembly in talks over revenue allocation impasse

Behind the scenes efforts to unlock the revenue allocation stalemate are underway as the national assembly and the senate rush to strike a deal in a row that has threatened to stifle operations at the devolved units. Senate speaker Ken Lusaka says members of the two houses are in...

Two killed in Kenyenya, Kisii county

Police have launched investigations following the killing of two people under unclear circumstances in Kenyenya Sub County, Kisii county. 65-year-old businessman, Zablon Nyambego was allegedly hacked to death Saturday evening at Magena trading centre a few metres away from an Administration Police post as he headed home. A young man Dominic Ondieki...

Leaders oppose “Punguza Mzigo” referendum initiative

Senate minority leader, James Orengo, has urged county assemblies to reject the Punguza Mizigo referendum Bill sponsored by the Thirdway Alliance party. Orengo who is also the Siaya senator told Siaya MCAs to oppose the Bill and instead wait for proposals by the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) taskforce. The 14-member BBI...

Laikipia leaders caution against invasion of private land by herders

Laikipia county leaders are cautioning against invasion of private and community land by herders who are migrating from Isiolo, Baringo and Samburu Counties in search of water and pasture.  The leaders are calling on the government to beef up security and re-arm national police reservists to deal with external threats. At...

KMPDU alleges intimidation of their members in Laikipia, Kirinyaga

Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union is alleging a plot by a section of county administrations to intimidate their members in Laikipia and Kirinyaga counties. Union’s secretary General Dr Ouma Olunga says it was unfortunate that county government officials from Kirinyaga and Laikipia counties have resulted in blackmailing striking...

DP says solution on revenue allocation impasse to counties will be found

Deputy President William Ruto has played down ongoing supremacy battles between the Senate and the National Assembly over the division of revenue bill saying a solution will soon be found to ensure uninterrupted service delivery at the two levels of government. His assurance coming even as a legal battle over...

President Kenyatta salutes cooperative movement, directs state support

President Uhuru Kenyatta Saturday applauded Kenya’s cooperative movement for the invaluable role it has played in the country’s progress. Kenya’s cooperative movement is ranked the best in Africa and seventh best globally with an asset base of more than Shs 1 trillion. To enhance the contribution of saccos in the economic...

Four officers interdicted over continued degradation of gazetted forests

Environment Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko has interdicted four Kenya Forest service officers over continued degradation of gazetted forests in Makueni County. Tobiko says investigations conducted over the last two years on the destruction of Kivale forest found the affected officers culpable. Ecosystem Conservator Joseph Wakianga, county Enforcement Commander James Nyatich,...

Mixed reactions over IEBC nod on referendum bid

Debate over the push for a referendum continues to divide public opinion after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission gave the nod to a popular initiative following presentation of over 1 million signatures by the Third Way Alliance. The difference of opinion coming as antagonists in the plot engaged...

President Kenyatta commissions Africa’s largest wind power project

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday commissioned the Lake Turkana Wind Power farm, Africa’s largest wind power project, with an installed capacity of 310 megawatts of clean, reliable and low-cost electricity.   At the same time, the President commissioned the 428-kilometre high voltage power transmission line as well as the upgrading of...

Justice Lessit stays put in case against Obado

Justice Jessie Lessit has dismissed an application seeking to step aside from hearing the murder trial against Migori Governor Okoth Obado his personal assistant Michael Oyamo and Migori county clerk Casper Obiero. Jessie Lesit ruled that there was no evidence given by the suspects to demonstrate her biasness in the...

Farmers urged to boost production of indigenous crops

Commercialization of indigenous vegetables, coconuts and Aloe Vera is expected to be stepped up in the next five years in efforts to diversify earnings and improving nutrition. According to researchers drawn from Kenya, the US and Zambia, indigenous vegetables are drought resilient and easy to grow and could help...

Nairobi residents to pay more for services

Nairobi residents will have to pay more levies to the City county government in a bid to finance the 35 billion shillings 2019/20 budget. Some of the proposed levies include new solid waste management fees to all houses in the city, fire certificates. City hall projects that through new levies...

Interested parties in COG petition ordered to file submissions by Monday

The Supreme Court has ordered interested parties in the petition filed by the council of governors to file submissions by Monday the 22nd July. The Council of Governors on Monday moved to the Supreme Court to seek a judicial intervention and interpretation of the law into the ongoing division...

Isiolo County to privatize modern slaughterhouse

Isiolo County plans to privatize a modern slaughterhouse which is over 95 per cent complete in order to not only improve livelihoods of local farmers but also enhance county revenue collection. Speaking during a stakeholder’s workshop on private sector participants from animal health services, Isiolo Governor Dr. Mohamed Kuti...

40 pc of Kenyan gamblers intend to place bet on savings

Kenyans aged between 18 to 29 spend at least 1,550 shillings on gambling on a monthly basis. This is according to a joint research by Ipsos and GeoPoll that also indicates that 40 percent of those engaging in gambling activities initially intended to save the money while 60 percent...

Three coast governors differ over Blue economy flagship projects

Three coast Governors have differed over interests in the Jumuiya ya Kaunti za Pwani Blue economy flagship projects moments after European Union committed 2.3 billion shillings grants to finance some of the projects. Kilfi governor Amason Kingi, his Tana River counterpart Dhadho Godhana and Lamu’s Fahim Twaha could not...

Nakuru County unveils action plan to counter violent extremism

Nakuru County has unveiled an action plan for preventing and countering violent extremism. Deputy Governor Dr Eric Korir says that the town will be fitted with CCTV security cameras ahead of its elevation to city status. Dr. Korir noted that Nakuru had the second largest hospitality industry after Mombasa rendering...

COMESA banks on President Kenyatta’s support for AfCFTA’s success

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has expressed confidence in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s leadership and facilitation in the successful roll-out of the newly inaugurated African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). COMESA Secretary General Chileshe Kapwepwe said the regional economic bloc counts on President Kenyatta’s support to guide...

“Punguza Mizigo” Bill meets constitutional threshold says IEBC

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has confirmed that the “Punguza Mzigo” Initiative has met the constitutional threshold to amend sections of the constitution. In a statement, IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati said the commission after verification exercise established that the initiative is been supported by 1,222,541 registered voters surpassing the...

Tourism, trade top agenda as Uhuru hosts Sierra Leone, Mauritius leaders

President Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday held talks with Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio and Mauritius Acting President Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory where tourism and trade topped the agenda of their discussions. At the meeting between President Kenyatta and President Bio, the two leaders discussed ways of promoting tourism and boosting trade...

Kenya Pipeline Company says fuel contamination hurting exports

Kenya Pipeline Company has cited fuel adulteration as the major cause of its dwindled dominance of the oil export market in East Africa. Chairman John Ngumi said the menace had resulted in reduction of Kenya’s petroleum products exports to her major markets such as Uganda by as much as...

Agencies mandated to fight corruption have failed says Speaker Muturi

National Assembly speaker Justin Muturi has blaming state agencies mandated to fight corruption for failing the country. Muturi says parliament has always made recommendations after undertaking various investigations but nothing is done making a mockery of such work. Speaking during an African parliamentarians’ network against corruption strategic launch, National Assembly Speaker...

Mandera County unveils two irrigation schemes

The Mandera County Government has unveiled two irrigation schemes that are expected to boost food security in the region.  Mandera Governor Ali Roba while unveiling the two schemes said the region has great food potential for sustenance to the region. Roba said Kutulo and Koromey Irrigation Schemes will benefit over 400...

Religious leaders from Nyeri support push for a referendum

A section of religious leaders from Nyeri have voiced their support for constitutional reforms through a referendum. The leaders drawn from different faiths have however clarified that they will only support a referendum focused on reducing number elected representatives instead of creating more positions. The leaders who met under the auspices...

Over 2 million tourists visited Kenya in the last financial year

An estimated 2 million tourists visited the Country in the last financial year according to the latest data from the tourism sector. According to the Ministry of Tourism the number could rise further this year with the data indicating that over 900,000 tourists have already visited the country ahead of...

Blaze launches Free E-Learning Platform for Kenyan Youth

BLAZE by Safaricom has Wednesday launched a new platform dubbed BLAZE LINK, an aggregator of e-learning resources built to enable young people upgrade their skills through online courses and empower them to pursue success in their professions of interest. BLAZE has brought on board partners like Google, IBM, Wezesha, Cloud...

Stanbic Kenya, China partner to ease imports

Stanbic Bank Kenya and Industrial Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) have Wednesday partnered with Chinese Trade Agent Zhejiang International Trading Supply Chain Co. Ltd (Guomao) to launch an initiative aimed at assisting its importer clientele source and validate quality goods, safely and efficiently, from the most competitive suppliers in...

First Lady calls for more education opportunities for girls

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has called on education sector stakeholders in the country to create more opportunities for women and girls especially those whose education is disrupted for whatever reason. The First Lady who spoke Wednesday when she presided over the official opening of the WE College in Enelerai,...

Seamless continental integration to create jobs for Africa’s youth

President Uhuru Kenyatta Wednesday called on African governments to promote seamless continental integration in order to boost prosperity and create enough jobs for the youth. The President said all efforts to increase integration and intra-Africa trade must at all times seek to generate decent and well-paying jobs for the hundreds...
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