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French Embassy launches Piscca Fund

The French Embassy recently launched the second phase of the Piscca Fund in Kenya. The fund, which will allow the French Embassy to provide support to Kenyan civil society organisations projects, focused on the creation of income-generating activities for women in informal settlements. The event took place at the French...

Ignore those criticizing your contributions in church

Ignore those criticizing your contributions in church

Widows find new hope in foundation

The pain women go through after losing their husbands is traumatising. More often than not, they are left to take care of their children with barely any source of income. The little that is left behind by the deceased is carried away by the relatives, sometimes sold to...

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...

Non-remittance of sacco dues could land employers in jail

Employers will face jail terms if they fail to remit members' deductions to Saccos. Co-operatives Alliance of Kenya CEO Daniel Marube said the co-operative societies have been facing financial strain as parastatals, university Saccos, businesses and individual-owned co-operatives fail to remit employees' deductions over time. The movement said there is...

Naturalista Sheila Ndinda launches hair studio

Saru Organics said, "Congratulations Sheila. We wish you nothing but Gods Hand through it all. #SaruLove." Obat commented, "Woooooooooooooooooh!!!! Thats my girl." "Greaaaatt work!!!😍❤️ All the way up Sheila!! 🙌🙌🙌," Joy Chege wrote. An excited Carolle wrote, "Yaaaasss... finally! Keeping this one a secret was killing me🤣🤣🤣. Congratulations my honey🙌🏽😍." Tropical Booworm, a...

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...

Sarova MD to head tourism body for second term

Jimi Kariuki has been reappointed to chair the Kenya Tourism Board for another two year term that will end in May 2021. He was first appointed to the position in 2016 for the three year stint that has since been renewed.   He has previously served on KTB board of directors...

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...

Personal finance with the richest man in Babylon

The Richest Man in Babylon is a book written by George Classon on personal finance. Originally written in 1926, the book is considered a classic of the genre and recommended reading for everyone who wishes to manage their finances better, saving more, investing wisely, saving for retirement and paying...

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...

Migori County Secretary released on Sh50,000 bail

“The accused is entitled to be released on bond. Presumption of innocence applies to him,” Abisai argued.He said Rusana will attend the trial and abide by any conditions.Kisera said the investigating officer should have availed material to prove witnesses' fear of interference by the accused, not just allegations.“The...

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...

Lady Gaga takes on ‘Camp’ at Met Gala in gowns, underwear

Her final reveal before a makeup touch-up on the carpet was a black bra, panties and sky-high platform boots. "Roar" singer Katy Perry came dressed as a chandelier, even wearing one on her head. "I like to be of the light and obviously be the light, she said about...

Oil prices slump after Trump’s tariff threats against China

Oil prices tumbled on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would sharply hike tariffs on Chinese goods this week, risking the derailment of trade talks between the world's two biggest economies. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $60.57 per barrel at 0646 GMT on...

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...

Oigara to exit KCB Group in 2022

KCB Group chief executive Joshua Oigara is not planning to renew his tenure. Speaking to journalists on Friday, Oigara who has been at the helm of the largest bank in Kenya in terms of asset value since November 30, 2012 said he will exit in next three years. ‘’I have...

I am depressed, suicidal — Ray C

I am depressed, suicidal — Ray C

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...

Tanga Tanga and Kieleweke should be stopped

Jubilee factions Tanga Tanga and Kieleweke are engaging in early campaigns and dragging the country behind, an MP has said.  "We are hardly 16 months in office since we were elected in August 2017 General Election. I wonder why some individuals have already started campaigns for 2022," Baringo Central...

Jambo Pay celebrates 10 years of online payment service

Jambo Pay celebrated 10 years since its inception at Crowne Plaza hotel on Friday. People shared their experiences and challenges on the use of Jambo Pay services. The event was attended by Jambo Pay chief finance officer Dominic Kosgei and CEO Danson Muchemi. Also present were comedians Chipukizzy and Sleepy...

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...

“I was surprised by the question”

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she was surprised when her long-time partner proposed to her over the Easter holidays and has no idea when the wedding will be. Ardern was addressing her first weekly media briefing after news of her engagement with fishing-show host Clarke...

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...

Mutua orders Shalom Hospital in Machakos closed

Shalom Community Hospital, Machakos branch, has been closed and its managing director, Dr George Onyango. arrested. Governor Alfred Mutua on Monday gave the facility up to 6pm to finish attending to outpatients and 24 hours to clear the wards and transfer them to other facilities. Mutua said his...

KCB Group looks to buy banks in Rwanda, DRC

Kenya’s biggest lender by assets, KCB Group, plans to buy a bank in Rwanda and one in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), its chief executive has said. CEO Joshua Oigara, who was speaking to reporters late on Friday, did not reveal the identity of the two banks...
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