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Our support for DP Ruto in 2022 unshakeable, over 20 MPs say

More than 20 MPs from Central, Kisii and Western Kenya have vowed to back Deputy President William Ruto for the Presidency in 2022.They spoke during the Idakho’s Bullfighting Cultural Festival...

Tame greed for borrowing, public debt ticking time bomb – Mudavadi

The rising public debt will chock the country to death if left unchecked, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi said on Monday. He said Kenya must make a 360-degree turn to salvage the situation because the...

DP Ruto to preside over bullfighting

Deputy President William Ruto today returns to Western for the third time in two weeks to sell his 2022 bid.Politics on the proposed referendum to amend the Constitution and the handshake deal...

Kenyans have no faith in IEBC to conduct referendum – Mudavadi

The electoral commission cannot be trusted to conduct a free and fair referendum, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi has said.Mudavadi wants the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission...

Teachers say the strike is on, can schools open this week?

The looming teachers’ strike could once again throw education into disarray as public schools are scheduled to open this Thursday.The stand-off between Knut and the teachers’ employer, the...

High Court stops Ojienda’s prosecution in Sh200m Mumias Sugar scam

The High Court has stopped the intended prosecution of Senior Counsel Tom Ojienda over allegations of falsely obtaining money from Mumias Sugar Company. Justice Chacha Mwita certified the matter...

Treasury’s 10-year bonds attract low bids over holidays

The National Treasury missed its target sale of the 10-year bond by Sh7.22 billion following the holidays.Central Bank data shows the Treasury bond reopened on December 27 and received Sh6.62...

Ojienda among 21 graft suspects to be arraigned

Senior counsel Tom Ojienda is among prominent individuals expected in court today following the arrest by the DCI last Friday.Ojienda has been in police custody for the last three nights. DPP...

END-YEAR REVIEW: Private sector completes one year of growth

Private sector activity reported a rebound in growth characterised by stability in the macroeconomic environment following an election year.Strong growth was reported in manufacturing,...

Top KCPE slum boys in Kisumu sponsored to join Maranda, Kakamega High

Two top KCPE candidates from Nyalenda in Kisumu on Monday received sponsorship for their secondary education. Gilani Foundation, Mayfair Holdings and James Were Foundation...

END-YEAR REVIEW: Jinxed year 2018 wash away NSE investors’ wealth worth over Sh600 billion

This year is shaping up to be one of the worst for investors at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) as prices of various blue chips fall to a new low.Already, share prices for more than a half...

Most visible personalities of 2018

Fred Matiang’i: The no-nonsense Interior Cabinet Secretary has been among the most active and visible faces in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee administration.This year, Matiang’i started...

Court of Appeal judge Otieno Odek to testify against Ojienda – Haji

Court of Appeal Judge Otieno Odek will testify as a prosecution witness against Senior Counsel Tom Ojienda.In a statement on Monday, Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji has dismissed...

Uhuru succession to dominate 2019

A cut-throat confrontation looms as Kenyans usher in the New Year fraught with succession battles, agitation for a referendum and the push for internal Jubilee Party polls.The country will be...

DR Congo election: Presidential poll hit by delays

Sunday's vote for a new president in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been hit by a series of delays that have left people frustrated.The failure of new electronic voting machines in some...

Uhuru succession battle, Sh5.8Bn anti-graft fines, Best and worst of 2018: Your Breakfast Briefing

The acquisition comes after MPs in June last year put the Interior ministry on the spot for buying four police aircrafts from Italy without the approval of Parliament.The aircrafts landed in the...

Crystal Ball: 2019 a rush of possibilities

The year 2019 is going to be really an eventful year. It will be eventful to the extent that it will be a carry-over of the political activities from 2018. As to whether it will be decisive on...

Bill to scrap Nairobi county tabled in the Senate

A Bill seeking to scrap Nairobi county and revert its leadership to the national government has been tabled in the Senate.The proposed law sponsored by Kericho senator Aaron Cheruiyot, a key ally...

Iraq hints at bigger role in Syria after U.S. withdrawal

Iraq’s prime minister said on Sunday that top security officials from Baghdad had met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, and hinted at a bigger Iraqi role fighting Islamic State...

Bangladesh opposition demands new poll

Bangladesh's opposition has condemned what it has called a "farcical" election and demanded a new vote.PM Sheikh Hasina is heading for a fourth term with a huge majority that continues to grow as...

Lawyer Tom Ojienda released | The Star, Kenya

Senior Counsel Tom Ojienda has been released from Muthaiga Police Station.Ojienda was released on Sunday after lawyers from the Law Society of Kenya criticized the move to arrest him over a Sh200...

Muthomi Njuki backs new cash sharing formula for counties

Tharaka Nithi governor Muthomi Njuki has applauded the Commission for Revenue Allocation for the new formula of allocating money to counties.Speaking while launching projects in the county, he...

British spies close the net on British ‘White Widow’ terrorist Samantha Lewthwaite

The world's most wanted woman, a British mother responsible for the deaths of as many as 400 people, is in hiding in Yemen, British security services believe. Spies have made a crucial...

Raila-inspired pupil from Embu receives sponsorship to join Alliance

Governor Martin Wambora has given the top KCPE pupil in Embu a four-year scholarship to study at Alliance High School.Thirteen-year-old Telvin Gichuki, who scored 434 marks out of 500, said he was...

Boinnet praises Kenyans for fewer accidents, crimes in festive season

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet on Sunday lauded Kenyans for fewer roads accidents and crimes this festive season compared to previous years."I wish to thank all Kenyans for cooperating...

Teachers to go on strike when schools open on January 3 – Sossion

Teachers will go on strike when schools re-open for the first term on January 3, their union has said.In a circular to its branch executive secretaries on Sunday, the Kenya National Union of...

‘Brexit 50-50’ if May’s deal rejected, says Liam Fox

Senior Brexiteer minister Liam Fox says he believes there is a 50-50 chance the UK will not leave the EU on 29 March if MPs reject Theresa May's Brexit deal next month.The international trade...

Cyber-attack disrupts distribution of multiple US newspapers

Several US newspapers suffered major printing and delivery disruptions on Saturday following a cyber-attack, US media report.The attack led to delayed distribution of The Los Angeles Times,...

DR Congo election: Polls to open in tense vote

Polls have opened in Africa's second largest country in an election delayed for more than two years.Close to 40m people are eligible to vote in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where President...

Ruto associate arrested over tax evasion

Deputy President William Ruto's close business associate Samuel Mburu has been arrested for alleged tax evasion.Mburu was on Saturday accused by DPP Noordin Haji for tax evasion which cost the...
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