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    Ruto chairs IBEC meeting, urges counties to clear pending bills

    Treasury has disbursed more than Sh286 billion of equitable share allocation to counties this financial year.At the Intergovernmental Budget and Economic Council (IBEC) meeting chaired by Deputy President William Ruto at his Karen residence on Tuesday, Treasury said the pending amount of Sh85 billion was being fast-tracked for payment.Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok who was in the meeting said the timely disbursement of the...

    Six counties likely to experience poll violence- NCIC report

    Six counties are highly likely to experience electoral violence during the 2022 General Elections, a report by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) shows.The report, launched on Tuesday and seen by the Star, names Nairobi, Nakuru, Kericho, Kisumu, Uasin Gishu and Mombasa as areas likely to experience electoral violence before, during or after the polls.“Six counties recorded an inflated vulnerability for electoral...

    Kisumu County leases out hospital to private firm

    Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o at a past event. FILE PHOTO | NMG A private investor has taken over the management of Victoria Annex Hospital in Kisumu in an effort aimed at revitalising the performance of the sub-county facility.Oasis Doctors Plaza won the bid to operate the hospital that has been an annex of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH).The medical facility that...

    Governor Cyprian Awiti goes missing as county workers down tools

    The Chairman of the Kenya Union of Civil Servants in Homa Bay County Tom Akech leads county workers in a demonstration at the gate of Governor Cyprian Awiti’s offices. The absence of governor Cyprian Awiti from the public scene at a time residents of Homa Bay County are facing a myriad of challenges is causing concern. Health services in the county have been paralysed for...

    Ruto cancels Busia Thursday rally as Raila expected in the county

    Deputy President William Ruto has cancelled a rally he was scheduled to address in Busia on Thursday.The DP was expected at the border county on Thursday where he was to address a rally in Simba Chai in the Teso South sub-county.The cancellation came as ODM leader Raila Odinga’s lieutenants in Busia finalised plans for the visit of the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya...

    Alarm raised over worrying state of sanitation across 47 counties

    Mukuru Kwa Reuben slums in Nairobi where the walkways between the shanties are impassable due to sewage. Officials from the Ministry of Water and Sanitation have raised a red flag over millions of Kenyans in 47 counties still practising open defecation, sparking fears of another waterborne disease outbreak. Water and Sanitation Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Dr Andrew Tuimur said most of the 47 counties were...

    Karua takes Azimio campaigns to Laikipia County

    Karua has touted her ticket with Raila as that of reformists, saying the difference between Azimio and their Kenya Kwanza rivals is evident based on their past records.The Narc Kenya leader has expressed confidence that her series of campaigns in the larger Mt Kenya region is paying off.She hit the ground running in the hunt for votes in her Central Kenya backyard, a...

    Lake region bloc draws plan to connect 14 counties to railway

    Nyamira Governor Amos Nyaribon (second right) shows some aspects of the proposed Integrated Industrial Park in Nyamira to United Nations International Development (UNIDO) Country Representative Kawira Bucyana as Interior Ministry secretary Jane Mugambi and County Planner Lameck Machuki look on. The Lake Region Economic Bloc counties have embarked on fresh prospects of having a railway that will connect them to the national line. According to...

    Karanja Kibicho orders county administrator to crack down on hooligans during rallies

    The Ministry of Interior and Coordination Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho (pictured) has given Kirinyaga County Commissioner Moses Ivuto one month to crack down on hooligans who disrupt political meetings in the county. Speaking in Kabare in Gichugu Constituency while on a development tour, Kibicho accused politicians of perpetrating acts of hooliganism in the county. “There are people who will move out of this county whenever...

    Police recover stolen machine gun in Laikipia County

    The National Government Administration Officers (NGAO) in Laikipia County have recovered a machine gun which was stolen in October 2021.The machine was stolen from the security forces after a fierce gunfight with bandits.The weapon, a CQ machine gun, was handed over to an assistant chief after a series of community policing and engagements with the public. While handing over the weapon to Ol...
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