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Curfew in 13 counties to start from 7pm to 4am

The National Government has revised the dusk-to-dawn curfew in 13 counties in Nyanza, Western and Rift Valley. The curfew hours have been changed to start from 7pm to 4am beginning Friday, June 18. Before the latest development, the curfew lasted from 10pm to 4am The Ministry of Health says the …

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Uhuru blocks Judges Ngugi, Odunga Promotion to the Court of Appeal

President Uhuru Kenyatta has rejected the names of four judges from the list of those whose who were nominated for appointment as Court of Appeal judges. Among the four are two judges who were among a five-judge bench of the High Court that declared the BBI process unconstitutional and blocked …

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President Uhuru Appoints 34 Judges, Rejects Six

President Uhuru Kenyatta has gazetted the appointment of 34 judges and left out six nominees. Seven judges have been appointed to the Court of Appeal and others will serve in the Employment and Labour Relations Court, and the Environment and Land Court. Msagha Amraphael Mbogholi, Omondi Hellen Amollo, Ngugi Grace …

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State agencies cannot account for Sh17.9 billion — Auditor

Various government agencies failed to explain how they spent Sh17.5 billion in the financial year 2018-19, eliciting concerns the monies could have been misappropriated. Auditor General Nancy Gathungu reports that of the stated amount, ministries, state departments, and agencies could not explain how they spent Sh17.1 billion. National funds could …

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ODM leader Raila Odinga safe after chopper crash in Siaya

By Whispers Correspondent Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga is safe following a chopper crash in Siaya County on Sunday evening. The chopper had flown him from Kisumu to Gem in Siaya County when it crashed. A statement from his Spokesperson Dennis Onyango said the chopper went down shortly after dropping …

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LAPSSET corridor counties to be allocated special funds: Yatani

The government will from the next financial year allocate special funds for counties along the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (Lapsset) corridor to improve basic amenities in those areas. Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani and his Devolution counterpart Eugene Wamalwa said there is need to ensure counties with projects of national …

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High Court quashes parastatal appointments made by President Uhuru in 2018

The High Court in Nairobi has quashed all the parastatal senior officers’ appointments made by President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2018. The court says the appointment of parastatal heads and chairpersons were made in an “opaque and non-competitive manner”. Justices Chacha Mwita, Jessie Lessit and Lucy Njuguna, ruled on Thursday, May …

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BBI hurdle: Why June or July referendum is highly unlikely

By Patrick Lang’at The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) is facing a timeline nightmare even as its backers insist that a referendum is still possible by July. According to the schedule, Parliament should have dispensed with the Bill by today before it goes to a referendum on or before June 6. …

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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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