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Former MP, Isiolo Woman Rep get back NLC commissioner jobs

Former Nyeri Town MP Esther Murugi and Isiolo Woman Representative Tiyah Galgalo have won back their jobs as commissioners with the National Land Commission (NLC). This follows a decision by the Court of Appeal that the Employment and Labour Relations Court illegally revoked their appointments as NLC commissioners when it …

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CBK ends free M-Pesa transfers, rejects banks’ fee push

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has rejected bankers’ push to reinstate fees on transfer of cash between accounts and mobile phone wallets, even as it ended free M-Pesa transactions of up to Sh1,000. The banking regulator yesterday offered relief to Safaricom after it opted not to extend the waiver …

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Governor Sonko’s plan to scuttle his impeachment

By Julius Otieno- Courtesy of “The Star Newspaper” Embattled Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko is deploying a multi-pronged strategy to scuttle his removal as senators convene on Wednesday to decide how to handle his impeachment. Sonko has assembled a team of top lawyers led by Cecil Miller and George Kithi who …

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DP Ruto and allies on BBI journey to consensus

Deputy President William Ruto met 146 MPs at his official Karen residence on Wednesday and they issued a statement on the BBI Bill. The full STATEMENT issued is below: The journey to consensus  Background The Building Bridges Initiative announced on 9th March 2018, is President Uhuru Kenyatta’s idea to unify …

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DP Ruto Wants BBI Referendum To Be Held In 2022

Deputy President William Ruto now wants the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) referendum to be held in 2022 alongside the General Election to allow for consensus-building as well as to save on public funds. DP Ruto spoke during a press address at his Karen residence after holding a consultative meeting with …

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Martha Karua on BBI: We are not going back to dictatorship

NARC Kenya leader Martha Karua has criticized President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga over what she terms as attempts towards dictatorship. On Sunday, she said Kenyans ought to resist calls for a referendum that is ‘illegitimate, illegal and ill-timed’. “Let Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga know that we …

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List of adjustments to BBI Bill: Deputy ministers, No limit to number of MPs:

The BBI team has made several key adjustments to the proposals contained in the document Kenyans are to sign to. This is despite the insistence by ODM leader Raila Odinga that the BBI report would not be amended. Among the key changes is the creation of the position of deputy ministers …

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WTO top job: Groups revive Amina-Ngozi rivalry

By Aggrey Mutambo – Senior Diplomatic Writer (Nation Media Group) Two lobbies are reviving the rivalry between Kenya’s Amina Mohamed and Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the top job at the World Trade Organization, long after the race ended. They appear to question the integrity of the European Union endorsement, which …

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MAGOHA ISSUE NEW TIMELINES FOR SCHOOLS

PRESS RELEASE NAIROBI, Monday, November 16, 2020 For Immediate Release RESUMPTION OF LEARNING IN BASIC EDUCATION LEARNING INSTITUTIONS IN JANUARY 2021 During his November 12, 2020 State of the Nation address, His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta directed the Ministry of Education, in consultation with all stakeholders, to inform Kenyans on …

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Public Service Commission whittles Magoha’s powers

The Public Service Commission (PSC) has withdrawn the power to manage human resources it had delegated to Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha in a week that saw demands for his resignation for verbally insulting one of his juniors. PSC chairman Stephen Kirogo, in a circular addressed to chairpersons of public …

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