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40 Jordanian tourists arrested for begging in the streets of Mombasa

Sep 05, 2022

Police in Mombasa have detained 40 Jordanian tourists after they were spotted begging on the city's streets.

The tourists were reportedly seen begging on the streets of Old Town and Marikiti Market on Thursday in order to raise funds for their trip to Nairobi.

Mr Maxwell Agoro, the Mvita Sub-county Police Commander, confirmed the arrest, saying the police went to arrest the tourists after receiving a tip from locals.

The foreigners, 19 adults and 21 children, had valid tourist visas, but begging violated the terms of their travel documents, leading to their arrest, according to Agoro.

Consumers face more pain as KRA adjusts excise rates

Posted on Sep 05, 2022

Fuel, alcohol and soft drinks are set for another round of price increase as Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) prepares to implement inflationary adjustments on various excisable goods and services beginning October 1.

The taxman is seeking to increase specific rates of excise duty by 6.3 per cent which represents the average inflation rate recorded in the last 2021/2022 financial year to cushion the government’s revenues from being eroded by imported inflation.

NPS announces closure of several roads in the city as Kenyans await for supreme court verdict

Posted on Sep 05, 2022

The Supreme Court is expected to either dismiss the whole consolidated petition, allow the prayers sought for a recount or order for a president election re-run. As Sarafina Robi reports, the judgment to be delivered will rely on the majority decision from the seven judge bench that are quorate to render a judgment.This a the National Police Service has announced the closure of several roads in the city Monday. In a statement, Nairobi Area Traffic Commander Vitalis Otieno directed that Ngong road will be closed at the Ngong Road 1st Avenue opposite NHIF building.

Igathe sets record straight over his remarks on Somali community

Posted on Jun 27, 2022

Nairobi gubernatorial hopeful Polycarp Igathe has dismissed allegations of negatively profiling the Somali community.

On Friday, June 24, the Jubilee candidate claimed that three Somalis held a section of the Nairobi Ward Representatives captive.

In a press statement on Sunday, June 26, Igathe defended his comments saying they only meant to highlight the inequalities witnessed in the capital.

“I wish to respond to these genuine concerns by clarifying that my comments were not focused and should not be understood to be about individuals but equitability of access and opportunities for work and ...

Government to tame speeding motorists along Nairobi Expressway

Jun 27, 2022

The Government is set to roll out additional measures to tame speeding motorists along the Nairobi Expressway.

Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna on Sunday announced that plans are underway to implement new enforcement measures to ensure adherence to the 80km/h speed limit on the expressway.

This follows a road accident involving multiple cars at the Mlolongo toll station on Saturday night.

Police arrest 27 thugs in Nakuru night raid

Posted on Jun 27, 2022

27 suspects have been arrested in Nakuru in connection with the spate of armed robberies that have been reported in the city in the last few days.

According to Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), five of the suspects Moses Njoe, 21, Thomas Nguruna, 19, Evans Napati, 21, Sammy Sunguya, 23, and Emmanuel Tein, 20 were arrested by officers based at Rhonda police station, shortly after staging an attack in Jasho area, Nakuru West Sub County.

“The five were cornered after Inspector Anunda, who was leading the operation fired a round in the air from his AK-47 assault rifle, warning the thu...

KNUT wants junior secondary education hosted at primary schools

Jun 27, 2022

The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), will continue pushing the government to have the Competency Based Curriculum’s (CBC) junior secondary education, hosted in primary schools, KNUT Secretary General, Collins Oyuu, has said.

Oyuu said that existing infrastructure in primary schools can comfortably host the junior secondary without putting pressure on parents and Kenyans at large to put up new buildings.

The Secretary General, who was addressing teachers during the Siaya KNUT Branch Annual General Meeting held at the Central Primary School grounds, at the same time told politicians to s...

KRA expects to exceed revenue target by Ksh.140 billion

Posted on Jun 16, 2022

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) expects to exceed its revenue collection target for the current fiscal year 2021/2022 by up to Ksh.140 billion.

The National Treasury budget documents as of March 2022 showed that the revenue body was ahead of its targets in the VAT and income tax categories by Ksh.10.8 billion and Ksh.17.8 billion respectively.

The 2021/2022 budget had set an ordinary revenue target of Ksh.1.77 trillion for the KRA, which was then revised to Ksh.1.8 trillion in the 2022 budget policy statement.

IEBC Responds To Queries On Raila’s Degree

Posted on Jun 16, 2022

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has addressed emerging concerns on Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga’s degree.

In an interview on NTV, the commissions CEO Hussein Marjan said that IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati assessed Raila’s academic documents and was satisfied with them.

“By the time Chebukati was clearing him (Raila) he had certified that the candidate had met all the requirements. Raila Odinga met the requirements,” Hussein said.

The CEO was responding to a caller who wanted clarity on the validity of Raila Odinga’s degree certificate.

U.K pushes on with plan to deport migrants to Rwanda

Posted on Jun 16, 2022

Britain pressed on with its strategy of deporting asylum seekers to Rwanda on Wednesday and is planning further flights despite a last-minute intervention by European judges that grounded the first plane minutes before it was due to depart.

The government was thwarted in its attempt to send a handful of migrants on a charter plane more than 4,000 miles (6,4000 km) to Rwanda on Tuesday night after the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) stepped in to issue injunctions, meaning the flight was cancelled.

"We will not be put off by the inevitable legal last-minute challenges nor we will allow mo...