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Prodigality: Bomet County Spent 57K to Purchase A flower Pot

By Whispers Correspondent An audit report analyzed by Senate Public Accounts Committee on Tuesday unmasked wild spending at the Bomet County, with Governor Hillary Barchok at pains to explain how his county spent at least Ksh8 million on office furniture. The amount spent on Governor’s furniture equals the 12 months …

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Securing Communal Land Rights in Kenya

By Team Whispers Pastoralist societies around the world are currently facing more pressures on their land than ever before. Contributing to the land pressure, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, is the stance taken by policy makers who are pursuing policies that have sought to transform pastoralism into sedentary and intensified production …

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MCAs travel and meeting perks hit Sh8.6 billion

By Linet Igadwah Data from the Controller of Budget (CoB) shows that during the review period, MCA perks rose sharply by 40.9 percent — or Sh2.5 billion — from Sh6.1 billion a year earlier. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Members of the County Assemblies (MCAs) spent Sh8.6 billion in sitting and …

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FINANCING DEVOLUTION

By Mwenda Thiribi The matter of financing devolution is becoming a contentious issue day by day. Now the Council of Governors, the Senate and the National Assembly are disagreeing sometimes on flimsy grounds. After looking at this matter from within and from outside I think I have the capacity to …

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IEBC ON THE SPOT: ELOG SAYS PUNGUZA MIZIGO SIGNATURES ARE NOT AUTHENTIC

By Whispers Correspondent In compliance with Article 257 (4) of the constitution of Kenya, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) undertook a verification exercise to confirm whether the constitution amendment Bill, 2019 of Third Way Alliance met the requisite constitutional threshold.  The Africa Electoral Observation Group has faulted the way Independent Electoral and Boundaries …

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GOVERNOR KORANE ON THE SPOT OVER IRREGULAR EXPENDITURE ON DAMS

By David Were (Courtesy of the “The Daily Nation” Garissa County Governor Ali Korane was Tuesday at pains to explain how millions of shillings were irregularly spent on the construction of dams, some of which, the governor admitted before Senate, are behind schedule, while others have water unfit for human …

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ISIOLO COUNTY GOVERNMENT (BOTH THE EXECUTIVE AND THE ASSEMBLY) HAVE INSTITUTIONALISED CORRUPTION AND PLUNDER OF PUBLIC RESOURCES

By Salad Malicha I wish to put record straight on weighty matters pertaining to outright theft of public resources, abuse of office and gross misconduct deliberately showcased by Isiolo County Government. The resilient community have been pushed to the wall and their only consolation has been the office of the …

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EDUCATE PEOPLE ON SECURING COMMUNITY LAND

Article Courtesy of “The Business Daily” TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2019 21:26  BY EILEEN WAKESHO | Lands Cabinet Secretary Farida Karoney: The CS appoints community land registrars. FILE PHOTO | NMG The clock is ticking. The future of customary and indigenous lands in Kenya now lies in the hands of county …

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LAPSSET JUGGERNAUT IN NORTHERN KENYA

By Salad Malicha A huge transport infrastructure project due to link Kenya’s coast, Juba in South Sudan, and Ethiopia by 2030 is raising questions about the potential impact on the livelihoods of pastoralists, and protection and compensation for those adversely affected. The 500-metre wide LAPSSET corridor is expected eventually to …

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THE HIDDEN CURSE BEHIND MEGA PROJECTS IN NORTHERN KENYA : A CASE STUDY OF ISIOLO COUNTY

By Salad Malicha       PASTORALISTS TRAGEDY OF COMMONS     Multidimensional poverty persists in Kenya, especially among its pastoralist communities of the arid and semi arid lands (ASALs). This results from the failure of successive independence governments to decisively mitigate the ASAL’s agro-ecological adversities, because these governments have hitherto considered the …

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