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    County farmers upbeat as bid to boost avocado farming pays off

    Avofresh Processing Ltd Director Fernando Marques (left) with Kisii County CEC Finance Moses Onderi sign the Memorandum of Understanding at the Kisii Agricultural Training Center on March 21, 2022. Fifteen years ago, the avocado was not such an important commercial fruit in Kisii County. But in the last six years, the scenario has changed because of deliberate efforts to commercialise the fruit and the involvement...

    Ruto heads to Kiambu as Raila storms Meru county

    Deputy President William Ruto and his Kenya Kwanza Alliance brigade will on Saturday camp in Kiambu, for another vote hunting mission.The visit comes a few days after his running mate was heckled in Kiambu by a section of residents chanting Azimio slogans.Ruto will be accompanied by Kenya Kwanza coalition partners as well as elected and aspiring leaders from parties allied to the coalition.On...

    Ruto on a Kisii charm offensive as Raila courts Kitui county

    Deputy President William Ruto will on Wednesday campaign in Kisii, in efforts to undo the inroads Raila Odinga has made in the county.The DP's visit come barely three days after the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance presidential candidate campaigned in parts of Kisii county.During his visit, Ruto will hold a series of meetings in Kisii where he will campaign across three Sub...

    Kilifi leaders want EACC to stop payment of Sh1.1bn legal fees by county

    A section of Kilifi leaders has asked the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to stop any attempt by the county government to offset Sh1.1 billion legal charges allegedly owed to lawyers.They want the EACC to stop the payment until a new government assumes office.The leaders led by the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM)  governor candidate Gideon Mung'aro, Senator Stewart Madzayo and Kaloleni MP Paul...

    Boost for Kiambu SMEs as county, KCB partner in Sh1.3bn kitty

    The Kiambu Government has established a Sh1.3 billion revolving fund in partnership with KCB Bank to unlock the business potential of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the county.The kitty dubbed Jiinue Fund will also see youth, women, people living with disabilities and other vulnerable groups in the county access low-interest loans and loan guarantees to grow their businesses and in the...

    24 governors to defend seats, as 10 senators seek top county jobs

    Kakamega County Senator Cleophas Malala (right) was cleared to contest by IEBC on June 7, 2022. At least 24 first-term governors have been cleared by the electoral agency to defend their seats. Ten senators are no longer interested in their oversight role, and now want to call the shots in the counties. Some of the senators are seeking to succeed some of the 21 governors whose...

    Matiang’i imposes curfew in three Rift Valley counties over insecurity

    The government on Wednesday announced a dusk-to-dawn curfew in parts of Elgeyo Marakwet, Baringo and West Pokot Counties for 30 days over insecurity concerns.This will pave the way for security agencies to mount a security operation against banditry and deadly conflicts in the area.Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i announced a massive disarmament operation which will be launched alongside social development interventions to restore...

    County officers slapped with hefty fines over Sh5.6m tender award

    The eight Kericho senior roads department officers, when they appeared before Kericho Chief Magistrate Mr Evans Makori. Eight Kericho County road department officials found guilty over an irregular award of a Sh5.6 million tender have been slapped with hefty fines by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Court. The sentence was delivered by Kericho Chief Magistrate Mr Evans Makori on behalf of Chief Magistrate Samuel Mukoa, who has since been...

    8 ex-Kericho county officials convicted of graft jailed

    Kericho Anti-Corruption on Tuesday sentenced eight former county officials convicted of graft.Peter Koskey, Lillian Chepkoech, John Kimutai, Japheth Kipngeno, Joash Chirchir, Stanley Cheruiyot, Charles Mabwai, Aaron Njoroge and Jawlink Logistics Limited were on Friday convicted of an irregular award of Sh5.6 Million road construction tender.The accused persons faced nine counts of various charges of corruption.Koskey has been sentenced to pay a fine of...

    Kenya Kwanza to sign chatters with Kenyans in 47 counties- Ruto

    Deputy President William Ruto has said the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga hampered the delivery of the Jubilee government’s Big 4 Agenda.He said it was for that reason, the Kenya Kwanza Alliance had resolved to sign chatters with Kenyans from all the 47 counties ahead of the August 9 polls.“Handshake ilikuja na sarakasi ya kubadilisha katiba, tukaenda tukiimba...
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