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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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POLITICAL PARTIES IN KENYA LACKS IDEOLOGY

By Abdirizack Osman While political parties in Kenya have remained brutal, cunning, and complex, it’s time we thought seriously about allowing the public and in particular, party followers to understand how decisions are made in such entities. Current party politics is highly individualised and the main consideration for participating in …

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Diplomacy|| Kenya, Tanzania move to deepen relations

Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan has agreed to revive formal interactions with Kenya, which would be done through a joint organ with representatives from the two countries. On Saturday, President Hassan received a message of goodwill and an invitation to visit Kenya from President Uhuru Kenyatta. But the matter at …

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Letter from Africa: Kenyans protest over growing debt

In many countries, the willingness of global institutions, like the International Monetary Fund (IMF), to beef up the state coffers with a loan is seen as a sign of approval. It shows that the economists in far-away Washington have confidence that the country can afford and properly manage the interest …

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With new Sh255bn loan on the way, who will ‘stop’ IMF?

Kenyans have been signing an online petition asking the International Monetary Fund (IMF) not to give the government any more loans. The social media rage castigating the international lender was triggered after the IMF on Friday announced it had approved a new three-year loan for Kenya valued at $2.34 billion …

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U.S. Withdrawal or Disengagement from Somalia? Assessing Somalia’s and Kenya’s Concerns

By Sunguta West The Somali and Kenyan governments fear a resurgence by al-Shabaab as a result of the U.S. withdrawing its forces from Somalia. The exit was completed on January 15 in line with the deadline ordered by former President Donald Trump and involved about 600-800 U.S. soldiers under U.S. …

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President Kenyatta’s New Year Message-2021

REPUBLIC OF KENYA THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT NEW YEAR MESSAGE – 2021 Fellow Kenyans, As we come to the end of the Year 2020 and we usher in the New Year – 2021, my family and I are today delighted to convey our best wishes to all Kenyans …

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Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed lands in Moyale, Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday arrived at Moyale in Marsabit County for the opening of the One-Stop Border Post. Mr Abiy inspected a guard of honour mounted by the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) after which he toured the facility along with his host Mr Kenyatta. …

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Uhuru, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy to open Moyale border post

President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to receive Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday. Uhuru will receive Abiy in Moyale, Marsabit County, at the start of the Ethiopian leader’s two-day official visit to Kenya. In Moyale, the president and the prime minister will tour and officially open the Moyale One-Stop …

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Somalia expels Kenyan envoy Lucas Tumbo over ‘poll interference’

Somalia has expelled Kenyan Ambassador to Mogadishu Lt. General (Rtd) Lucas Tumbo over alleged interference in the upcoming elections. Its envoy to Kenya Ahmed Nuur Tarzan has also been summoned ‘for consultations’. “The Federal Government of Somalia notes the Kenyan Government’s attempt to infringe upon the sovereignty, territorial integrity. political …

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