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Ruto’s message to Origi, Wanyama after Champions League heroics

Origi, who also plays for the Belgium national team, is the son of former Kenyan professional footballer Mike Origi. He produced his best performance in a Liverpool shirt on Tuesday as he scored a brace to help Liverpool thrash favourites Barcelona at Anfield to book the Reds' appearance in...

Broke UoN, KU hold Sh4bn of staff cash

In particular, the university was unable to remit taxes and pension contributions amounting to Sh1.8 billion; audit fees of Sh3.4 million and other deductions of Sh204 million to beneficiaries.“Therefore, the university is technically insolvent and if no urgent positive steps are taken to improve the position, it may...

Tabaka craves technology to aid large-scale mining

Though the members of the Kisii community are known for their exploits in agriculture, they also have a history of cottage industries. The more pronounceable among them is the soapstone industry, where they exploit the soft stone for art purposes. Soapstone (also known as steatite or soaprock) is a talc-schist, a type of metamorphic rock. According...

Traffic offenders to pay instant fines

Plans to introduce instant fines for traffic offenders are at an advanced stage,  Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai has said. The IG said the fines will be introduced to reduce the increasing traffic cases.  Mutyambai spoke on Wednesday at Athi River police station where he commissioned police officers’ houses...

Prince Harry and Meghan reveal son’s name

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have named their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Introducing him to the cameras earlier on Wednesday, Meghan said: "He has the sweetest temperament, he's really calm. He's been the dream." As they laughed, Prince Harry said: "I don't know who he gets that from." The...

Mudavadi defends Auditor General, tells Uhuru to suspend IFMIS

ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi has called for an independent forensic audit of IFMIS. He said the irregularities emerging from county reports are just the tip of the iceberg in the IFMIS mess. “If this system is turning out to be a siphon for stealing public funds, then it must be...

Tenants told to vacate Ruaka flats after perimeter wall collapses

No casualty was reported. NCA has suspended construction works in the neighboring land until structural and engineering concerns are addressed. According to the official, some tenants have defied the evacuation order. "We have immediately asked the owner of Grafion apartments to prop up the building before renting his rooms to residents...

US-Kenya sign strategic dialogue framework agreement

US-Kenya sign strategic dialogue framework agreement The US and Kenya on Wednesday signed the strategic dialogue framework agreement grounded in shared values, mutual cooperation, and a common vision for free, open and secure societies. Image: State Department...

China backtracked on nearly all aspects of U.S. trade deal-sources

The diplomatic cable from Beijing arrived in Washington late on Friday night, with systematic edits to a nearly 150-page draft trade agreement that would blow up months of negotiations between the world's two largest economies, according to three U.S. government sources and three private sector sources briefed on...

Jowie bail review hearing in two weeks

Joseph Irungu alias Jowie will know if  he will be released on bail in two weeks. Jowie, who has been accused of killing business woman Monica Kimani in September last year, has been in custody since his arrest. He made an application in the High Court seeking to have his...

Raila in new bid to salvage ODM

The report also warns that ODM may not outlive Raila. It said, this is because "it has failed to harness its big following to transform itself into the best political vehicle in Kenya." “Nearly all the interviewees do not believe ODM can survive without the current Party leader: this is...

Press freedom still a mirage

Second, fiscal blackmail. The government continues to use advertising revenue to ensure newspapers remain uncritical. Advertisers, especially governments and government-owned enterprises, wield huge influence that often allows them to quietly control what is or is not published.Third, some media houses subordinate journalism to government interest. The government puts...

No evidence to disqualify Lessit, says DPP

The DPP wants an application seeking to have Justice Jessie Lessit recuse herself from the case involving Migori Governor Okoth Obado's co-accused dismissed.  Deputy DPP Jacob Ondari said Obado's personal assistant Michael Oyamo and Migori clerk Casper Obiero have not produced any evidence to justify the judge's disqualification.  The two...

Ignore those criticizing your contributions in church

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CoG dismisses IFMIS report on county expenditure

The Council of Governors has denied claims that some counties have been budgeting for State House as indicated by IFMIS in the recent Auditor General’s report on county expenditure. In a meeting with the Auditor General on Tuesday, the CoG said that it was revealed that the county governments...

Order to revoke licences of non-compliant driving schools ‘stands’

On April 30, the authority had issued a notice to driving school operators, requiring them to download and submit duly completed forms within 14 days. NTSA director general Francis Meja on Tuesday said the move is intended to assess driving schools' compliance with the driving school rules. Interior CS Fred...

Waiguru tells IFMIS director to resign over errors in county statements

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has denied allegations the county spent money on "State House affairs" and taken a swipe at the IFMIS director, calling for his resignation. In a statement on Tuesday, Waiguru said claims the county spent on State House affairs are "obviously untrue, unfounded and intended to...

Cyrus Oguna is equal to the task, Kiraithe says

Former government spokesman Eric Kiraithe has congratulated Cyrus Oguna after his new appointment. In a statement signed by ICT CS Joe Mucheru, the move takes effect immediately as the government rebuilds its communication structure. "It is my great pleasure and honour to welcome Oguna as the new government spokesman," Kiraithe...

Eric Kiraithe sacked as government spokesman

Government Spokesman, Eric Kiraithe has been replaced by Linda Nchi Spokesman (Rtd) Colonel Cyrus Oguna. In a statement signed by ICT CS Joe Mucheru, the move takes effect immediately as the government rebuilds its communication structure. More to follow...

Discriminatory? DCI defends use of suspects’ mugshots on social media

The police boss said the mug shots provide a means of recording and detection in tune with emerging modern methods of Policing. "They supplement the practice of description with technical aid. Mug shots can help find suspects when they have absconded or warn people when someone is out and...

Trump awards highest U.S. civilian honor to Tiger Woods

At a ceremony attended by several U.S. lawmakers, Trump called Woods "a true legend." "He's a great guy," said Trump. "He introduced countless new people to the sport of golf, from every background and walk of life. ... Tiger Woods is a global symbol of American excellence, devotion and...

CBK to respond to suit by businessman Kobia

The Central Bank of Kenya has been given 21 days to respond to case challenging regulations on cash transactions. The case was filed by businessman Paul Kobia. The new regulations being challenged require full disclosure and proof of the source of funds by customers prior to crediting their bank...

Precious wood seized, illegal logging widespread

Illegal logging is still rampant despite the ban in all public and community forests. A 90-day ban was initially imposed on February 24 last year and later extended to November 24. It was then extended for a year to facilitate reforms in forest management and the Kenya Forest Service. KFS wardens...

Treasury sends memo to county executives over ‘wrong’ budgets

The national Treasury has sent a memo to all county Finance executives clarifying how financial statements should be generated through IFMIS. This comes days after Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu found himself unable to explain bizarre expenditures in his county. In the memo signed by PS Kamau Thugge, Treasury said it...

South Africa’s Ramaphosa faces obstacles to reform

Even with a decisive election victory for South Africa’s ruling party this week, the country’s President Cyril Ramaphosa could still struggle to push through the tough reforms needed to galvanise Africa's most developed economy, say analysts and some party insiders. The former union leader turned business tycoon has promised...

New TNA party blames graft for ‘state capture’

Transformation National Alliance has blamed state capture for massive graft, tribalism and nepotism in public institutions. Speaking at the office of the Registrar of Political Parties on Monday, TNA officials said state capture is a type of systemic political corruption in which private interests significantly influence a state's decision-making...

Rainfall expected across Kenya – Weatherman

Rainfall is expected over various parts of the country, the Kenya Meteorological Department has said. Nairobi, Nyeri, Murang'a, Embu, Meru, Kiambu, Laikipia and Nyandarua are expected to have partly cloudy conditions, with light rains expected over a few places in the morning breaking into sunny intervals. In Western, Nyanza, Central...

Trump’s former lawyer Cohen to report to prison for hush payments

Michael Cohen, the lawyer who once vowed to "take a bullet" for President Donald Trump but now calls him a "con man," on Monday will begin serving a three-year prison sentence for arranging hush payments to two women who said they had sexual encounters with the president and...

Boniface Mwangi held by police over ‘revolution plan’

He, however, said he was not told the reason for his arrest. Chief Inspector of Police attached to the DCI Gorge Muchiri, said they are investigating an alleged organisation of a revolution involving the activist that is likely to cause civil unrest and a breach of peace. Earlier when contacted...

Magoha warns universities over duplication of courses

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has urged universities to consider courses that they are offering to avoid duplication. Magoha was addressing vice-chancellors on Monday during the high education conference. “Why do you have to duplicate courses? Where this university is doing law, the other is doing the same.  We cannot...
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