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Declare your stand on Huduma Namba, Atwoli tells Ruto

Cotu secretary general Francis Atwoli has urged Deputy President William Ruto to declare his stand on Huduma Namba.   "Watu wa tangatanga hawajaambia watu wachukue. Watu wa Rift valley wanasema wanangojea Ruto awaambie," Atwoli said. This loosely translates to, "The Tangatanga group has not...

Stop spreading corruption propaganda, Ruto tells Raila

Stop spreading corruption propaganda, Ruto tells Raila

City Hall extends JamboPay contract to avert crisis

City Hall has extended JamboPay’s contract by one month to avoid a financial crisis and disruption of services. The county extended the revenue collector’s contract on Friday. It was to expire yesterday. The county risked losing at least Sh80 million per day with the expiry. It had not put...

I declined to join government over graft – Mudavadi

Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi has said he declined to join the government for fear of being linked to widespread corruption. Mudavadi said on Saturday the government was "losing the plot" in the fight against corruption unless it acts now. “If you join the government now,...

PR firm scoops five awards at African fete

Home grown public relations firm Engage Burson Cohn & Wolfe (Engage BCW) has scooped five awards at the prestigious 2019 SABRE Africa Awards. The local partner of Burson Cohn & Wolfe, a New York based communications and public relations firm, is among local agencies that will be feted in...

10 buffaloes confirmed dead after anthrax outbreak in Lake Nakuru park

Some 10 buffaloes have been confirmed dead following an anthrax breakout at Lake Nakuru National Park. KWS head of corporate communications Paul Gathitu said the first case was reported on March 29. He said the KWS team moved in immediately after getting the first report. "They've been...

Four killed in grisly Narok road crash

Four people were killed in Nakuru on Sunday morning when a matatu driver hit an oncoming Isuzu trooper and rolled several times. The accident occurred near Duka Moja along the Narok-Bomet road, about five kilometres from Narok town. Narok county police commander Adan Yunis said three people...

What you need to be registered

As the Huduma Namba registration drive enters its sixth day today, do you really know the salient details about the exercise and what you need to get listed? For adults, it's mandatory to have your physical ID and know the numbers of the other documents. If an adult doesn't have...

Milk bank gives a lifeline to babies whose mothers cannot breastfeed

The hospital has a pasteuriser, which has a capacity to hold 9.4 litres of milk at a go, two fridges and four freezers with a 240 litres capacity. County nutrition coordinator Esther Kwamboka says the milk is going to be pasteurised at a very high temperature (60.5 per cent...

U.S. to designate elite Iranian force as terrorist organisation

The United States is expected to designate Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards Corps a foreign terrorist organisation, three U.S. officials told Reuters, marking the first time Washington has formally labelled another country’s military a terrorist group. The decision, which critics warn...

Cop found dead in car during drama festivals at Kibabii University

A female police officer was found dead at Kibabii University in Kanduyi constituency on Friday. The national drama and film festivals are ongoing at the university.  Susan Njambi, who was attached to the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB), was found dead inside a car.  The festival was...

Ochieng thanks Ruto for support during Ugenya campaign

Ugenya MP by-election winner David Ochieng has thanked Deputy President William Ruto for supporting his campaign. In a message following his triump in the Friday polls, Ochieng said, "Victory at last! The people of Ugenya have spoken and they have spoken it loudly. I want to take this time...

MP Didmus warns ODM after Ugenya, Embakasi by-elections

Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa has lauded Ugenya and Embakasi South electorate for voting in David Ochieng and Julius Mawathe in the Friday by-elections. Mawathe garnered 21,628 votes against ODM Irshad Sumra's 7,988 while in Ugenya, Ochieng carried the day, giving a blow to ODM's Chris Karan who...

Thousands evacuate homes as heavy rain forecast

Flood-hit Iran is evacuating more towns and villages as forecasts show further rain is expected on Saturday. Heavy downpours are set to strike south western provinces and officials say they will release water from key river dams that are dangerously full. Women and children are being moved to...

Cop arrested for stealing Chinese contractor’s property

DCI detectives on Saturday arrested an AP officer from Kigumo subcounty, Murang’a county, who is suspected to have broken into the Northern Collector Tunnel contractor’s store. The officer is suspected to have been part of a gang that was behind a break-in three weeks ago at the Chinese...

Ethiopian Airlines crash: Boeing reduces 737 production

Boeing is temporarily cutting production of its best-selling 737 airliner in the continuing fall-out from crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia. Production will drop from 52 planes a month to 42 from mid-April, Boeing has said in a statement. The decision is a response to a halt in deliveries of...

Your Saturday breakfast briefing

Your Saturday breakfast briefing

Did Ruto attacks on anti-graft war cow Uhuru?

Otiende who is a close ally of Opposition chief Raila Odinga faulted the President, saying he can fire his Cabinet based on intelligence briefs alone. “Unfortunately, I do not agree with the President. As a matter of fact, our intelligence knows a lot of things about a lot of...

Samburu graft suspects freed on Sh10m bail

The Samburu county employees, former staff and trader charged in court this week have been released on Sh10 million bail each. They can alternatively each post Sh30 million bond and a surety of a similar amount, Milimani chief magistrate Lawrence Mugambi ruled on Friday.  The employees are to,...

Private sector registers weakest growth since 2017

Employment growth among businesses in the private sector dropped to a 10-month low last month on softer workloads, the latest purchasing manager’s index shows. In the last month, of all respondents, only seven per cent reported rising workforce numbers, mostly due to higher new orders. Firms...

Nuteez peanut butter gets clean bill of health from Kebs

Nuteez peanut butter has been given a clean bill of health by KeBS. There were reports that the peanut was contaminated with aflatoxins. "Suspension of the Standardization Mark permit no. 965 for Peanut Butter branded Nuteez has been lifted," KeBS said. In a statement on Friday, KeBS said the...

Bungoma man commits suicide in police cell

A man arrested in Bungoma county for trying to kill his mother in a land dispute has committed suicide. Elvis Simiyu, 27, of Kibachenje village, South Bukusu ward, was arrested by police officers based in Mateka market centre.  He had gone to Kibachenje Primary School, where his mother works,...

How to win the innovation battle

Innovation can easily become a source of social tension. It is the struggle between the old and the new. It is important for innovators and entrepreneurs to understand this tension. They must understand why the new is resisted despite its benefits. Generally, innovators are not prepared for the...

Boeing apology too late, says pilot’s father

Boeing's apology for the Ethiopian Airlines crash last month is "too little, too late", the pilot's father has said. Dr Getachew Tessema was speaking a day after the US manufacturer admitted for the first time that the plane's anti-stall system was a factor in the crash. Boeing's chief...

'Country Queen' a David vs Goliath tale

'Country Queen' a David vs Goliath tale

US top court rejects gun rights advocates over bump stocks

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday handed another setback to gun rights advocates challenging President Donald Trump's ban on "bump stock" devices that enable semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly. With two conservative justices dissenting, the court refused to temporarily exempt from the ban a...

Woman denies defiling girl, 4, with sex toy

A  Dagoretti woman has denied defiling a four-year-old girl with a vibrator.  Yvonne Mimamo was charged on Friday before Kibera principal resident magistrate Florence Mutuku. She is accused of defiling the child with a sex toy on different dates between September 1 last year and March 31 in...

Electric cables ‘the most counterfeited goods

A multi-agency team in the fight against illicit trade has announced that electric cables remain the most counterfeited product in the market.  Coordinator Wanyama Musiambo said there were also existing subsidised cigarettes in the market meant for export, making the government lose revenue....

Sterling weakens as UK requests Brexit delay

Sterling weakened on Friday as doubts swirled over British Prime Minister Theresa May's attempt to further delay Brexit. May wrote to Brussels asking to delay Britain's EU departure until June 30 to allow lawmakers to agree a withdrawal deal. But France and the Netherlands expressed doubt about...

Imperial Bank accepts KCB’s final offer for takeover

Imperial Bank has accepted KCB's final offer for its acquisition. The offer includes a further recovery of 19.7 per cent of eligible depositor balances remaining at Imperial Bank. The bank has said that the interest rates payable on deposit balances will be in line with the existing deposit...
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