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Raila is a serial party breaker

National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale has taken a swipe at ODM leader Raila Odinga, saying he is notorious for breaking parties. “We should not accept the ideologies of those people with the history to break parties; he broke KANU and then NARC. He did not stop there; he...

Bungoma turns to ICT to cut youth unemployment

The national government has collaborated with the counties to roll out a programme to encourage the youth to use the internet to create jobs for themselves. The government started its Ajira campaign in Bungoma on Friday. ICT CS Joe Mucheru said there are many instances of cybercrime, but the...

Uhuru shames Kiunjuri, Munya and Juma publicly in Namibia

President Uhuru Kenyatta has publicly bashed his Cabinet secretaries and longest serving aide for "lack of seriousness". "I am looking at my brother Mwangi Kiunjuri (Agriculture CS) who has just opened his notepad to write what I am saying. But he was not interested in writing what these...

Don’t ask Kenyans to raise funds, Turkana MPs tell Red Cross

Two MPs from Turkana have lashed out at Red Cross following its appeal for Sh800 million to help mitigate the effects of drought. They are Ali Lokiru (Turkana East) and James Lomenen (Turkana South). Lokiru urged Kenyans and other well-wishers to desist from sending contributions through the...

Cancer tumours in the gut feed off sugary drinks

Sugar could be fuelling cancer by speeding up the growth of tumours in the body, according to a new study.    Scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, found that mice consuming high-fructose corn syrup, used in biscuits, ice cream and energy drinks, saw intestinal tumours grow...

More judges to be recruited to cut backlog of cases

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) will recruit more judges and magistrates to help reduce the backlog of cases. Chief Justice David Maraga on Friday said the commission has put in place measures to fast-track graft cases as part of the Judiciary transformation process. They include...

I will spare no one in graft war

It remains unclear what triggered Waita’s remark, but State House yesterday announced it had suspended Uhuru’s social media account due to unauthorised access.The rebellion against Uhuru has been systematic and was initially being waged only by the DP's allies, but now Ruto has joined...

Uhuru fights Ruto, Who is torching markets, Tackling child sexual offenders: Your Breakfast Briefing

The anti-graft axe will spare no one, including my closest political allies, President Uhuru Kenyatta vowed on Friday in a warning widely interpreted to be directed at his Deputy William Ruto and his allies. The head of state warned the corrupt, saying he is ready to fight his “closest...

Private firm to run Mama Ngina Waterfront

The Tourism ministry will hire a private firm to manage the Sh460-million Mama Ngina Waterfront Park project. Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala made the announcement on Friday.  Artefacts from a 13th Century mosque have been unearthed at the waterfront and archaeologists hope to find at least...

Tea farmers seek radical changes at KTDA

The tea sector desperately needs to be revamped lest its troubles boil over. And Nyeri Senator Ephraim Maina plans to petition the government to radically change management of the subsector so farmers can escape penury and make a decent living. The petition to Parliament, which will be ready in...

KAM, SBM partner to empower women in manufacturing

Women in manufacturing can now leverage on a partnership between Kenya Association of Manufacturers and SBM Bank Kenya to access finance. In a meeting held yesterday by the two institutions, SBM Bank Kenya CEO, Moezz Mir noted that the partnership will play a role in facilitating access to...

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Access to clean water still a problem

As Kenya joined the rest of the globe in marking World Water Day on Friday, a UN report shows worrying statistics on access to the resource. According to a United Nation’s report, 844 million people worldwide lack clean water and 18 million Kenyans do not have access clean water. That...

Uchumi begins journey to repay suppliers

Uchumi supermarkets’ creditors and suppliers are set to receive money for their unpaid bills after a long battle to recover them. Uchumi Supermarkets filed a creditors plan to the High Court on Friday, which  lays out plans that the struggling store will take to reduce their debt of close...

Butcher denies arson attempt on ex-lover’s house

A butchery attendant was yesterday charged with attempting to burn his former girlfriend's house after their relationship got sour.  The prosecution said Gerald Kariuki Muturi was unhappy with Pendo Mtui’s decision to end their relationship. The accused allegedly went to Mtui's Dagoretti...

Sonko bans matatus from parking on Tom Mboya Street

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has banned matatus from parking on Tom Mboya Street. Through director parking services Tom Tinega, Sonko on Friday said there will be no terminus along Tom Mboya Street as it is not gazetted for that purpose. "... all matatus operating on the same route shall share...

Win for gays as court upholds their right to form organisation

The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision by a lower court that allowed members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community to formally register their own organisation. However, Justice Daniel Musinga and Roselyn Nambuye dissented saying the High Court had no jurisdiction to...

Local maker of children furniture accesses Rwanda, Uganda markets

Just this month, Funkidz, the furniture maker of children products, received government recognition from the Ministry of Environment for their efforts towards conservation of forests. On their Facebook page, Funkidz shared the news with the world. “We are humbled to receive a certificate of...

Eleven matatu passengers die in Kikopey crash

All eleven passengers travelling in a Nissan matatu were killed in a crash along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway on Friday. The five men and six women died after a trailer heading to Nakuru from Nairobi rammed into their 2NK Nissan matatu near Gilgil town. The truck driver survived and fled. Several...

Rival millers battle for control of Busia cane

His sentiments were echoed by the branch chairman of the Kenya National Federation of Sugarcane Farmers Anthony Okwara who said millers should harvest and transport cane on time, preferably within 24 hours, to avoid losses . He said the sugar levy would help millers with rehabilitation,...

Uhuru’s Twitter account deactivated after corruption post

President Uhuru Kenyatta's account was on Friday deactivated minutes after he posted on corruption. Uhuru who spoke firmly in his Namibia trip on Friday night said he will not spare anybody on the war against corruption. "If you are corrupt we will fight you. You can be my brother or...

Floods shut nearly a sixth of U.S. ethanol production

Massive flooding in the U.S. Midwest has knocked out roughly 13 per cent of the nation’s ethanol production capacity, as plants in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota have been forced to shut down or scale back production following the devastation. Production facilities owned by large companies...

‘Fake news’ Baringo chief denies sacking

A Baringo assistant chief the government said was sacked for claiming people have died from hunger is still at work. Kositei Ronei yesterday denied he was sacked, adding that he has not received a dismissal letter from his bosses. Tiaty Deputy Subcounty Commissioner Jacob Awuor told the Star he...

Farmers protest Sh40 a litre in milk prices

More than 400 dairy farmers have objected sale of milk to processors, saying the move will lower their earnings by more than 50 per cent. The Draft Dairy Regulations 2019 is set to restrict sale of fresh milk directly to farmers, requiring them to him to transport the produce...

Lupita Nyong’o scares her mother, Dorothy

Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o says she likes scaring people and her mother, Dorothy, is not an exception. Lupita is featuring the latest movie and her parents accompanied their daughter to the “Us” premiere. "My mom was terrified watching this film. In fact, she watched with her eyes...

Make intersex third gender in Kenya

Intersex people also should be allowed to change their sex marker on their passports as long as they have presented a medical certificate to the Immigration department, the experts say. The report also recommends an amended definition of intersex to mean a person conceived and born with a...

Civil society wants Joho impeached over graft

Civil society organisations in Mombasa have called for the impeachment of Governor Hassan Joho for presiding over a "bandit administration". Muhuri, Pamoja Trust, Kituo cha Sheria and Local Empowerment for Good Governance (Lenggo)  say the feud between the executive and county assembly has...

Get another party for 2022 race, ANC MPs tell Mudavadi

The power struggle in ANC has taken a new twist after two MPs threatened to kick out party leader Musalia Mudavadi and his team. Senator Cleophas Malala (Kakamega) and nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi told Mudavadi to look for a political vehicle to use in 2022 as he is no...

13,434 Kitui KCSE candidates scored D+ and below – report

Sixty-eight per cent of the 19,686 candidates who sat the KCSE exam last year scored D+ and below. A report by the Kitui County Director of Education, seen by the Star on Thursday, shows no candidate got an A. The number of students with D+ and below was 13,434.  Director Salesa...

Corruption slowing growth of family businesses in Kenya, report

"In 2014, corruption was a distant third among factors slowing growth. It has since maintained the lead in the country despite being among factor globally. The vice affected only 23 percent of 2953 business sampled in the world."The study further revealed access to skills, costs of energy, raw...
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