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Police arrest 15 fraud suspects in Hola

Posted on May 22, 2023

Police in Hola, Tana River County have arrested 15 people suspected to have duped residents by using their phones to take Safaricom's M-Shwari and Fuliza loans.

The suspects, who included 10 women and five men allegedly operated their illegal activities in the heart of Hola town.

They have been allegedly luring innocent locals by promising them free laptops and phones after they surrender their M-Pesa pins, which they later use to take loans without consent.

Speaking after the arrest, Tana River Sub-county Police Commander Daniel Kitavi said the suspects will be charged in court after investig...

Sauti Sol to take indefinite break

Posted on May 22, 2023

Kenyan boy band Sauti Sol is set to take an indefinite hiatus as members seek to expand in their personal endeavours.

Through a statement released on Saturday, the band stated that it would embark on a world tour that will include stops in the US, Europe and Canada before the hiatus.

The band members; Mudigi Savara, Bien Baraza, Willis Chimano and Polycarp Otieno promised fans electrifying performances throughout the tour as they belt out the hits that catapulted them to world fame.

“While the indefinite hiatus marks the end of a specific chapter, it also represents a new beginning for Sauti S...

DJ Fatxo claims life in danger after being denied access to house

Posted on May 22, 2023

Mugithi singer DJ Fatxo has expressed concerns about his personal safety, alleging that his life is in danger just days after being cleared of any involvement in the mysterious death of Jeff Mwathi by detectives.

The artist recently faced a distressing incident when he was denied access to his own house, a video of which circulated on social media. Accompanied by his friends, DJ Fatxo attempted to enter his apartment but was denied entry.

In an interview, DJ Fatxo expressed his frustration with the ongoing conflict and claimed that his life was being threatened as he was unjustly kept out of h...

Relief for embattled pastor Ezekiel Odero bank accounts unfrozen

Posted on May 22, 2023

Embattled pastor Ezekiel Odero is now free to access his frozen bank accounts after the 15 days issued by the court lapsed.

On Monday, May 22, the court confirmed that all the banks had complied with the order to allow investigation into 15 bank accounts linked to the pastor.

The freezing orders were placed on May 8 on his accounts in Cooperative, NCBA, Equity, KCB and HFC banks.

At the dock while being cross-examined by Lawyer Danstan Omari, Inspector Martin Munene told the court that from the documentation received none of the bank accounts is in the name of pastor Ezekiel.

He clarified that...

Court summons Safaricom manager over Pastor Ezekiel M-Pesa lines

Posted on May 22, 2023

A Nairobi court has on Monday summoned Safaricom's legal manager after the firm allegedly declined to give police access to seven M-Pesa lines belonging to embattled Pastor Ezekiel Odero and his church.

Milimani Magistrate Ben Ekhubi issued the order after the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) informed the court that Safaricom has failed to comply with a previous directive to disclose the financial statements belonging to the pastor and his church.

"I hereby summon the legal manager of Safaricom to appear in person before this court on May 30, 2023 to explain why they can not be c...

Sabina Chege, Kanini Kega out as Uhuru hosts Jubilee NDC

Posted on May 22, 2023

In a bid to re-establish party discipline and strengthen its ranks, the Jubilee Party has taken decisive action to expel several party rebels, including nominated MP Sabina Chege, Eala legislator Kanini Kega and Nelson Dzuya.

Former MPs Jimi Angwenyi, Naomi Shabban, Joshua Kutuny, Mutava Musyimi, and Rachel Nyamai also faced expulsion during the party’s National Delegates Conference on Monday.

These were among the major changes that were made in the former ruling party as former President Uhuru Kenyatta hosted the NDC at the Ngong Race Course in Nairobi.

Raila and Azimio leaders defy police boss, hold Murang'a town hall meeting

Posted on Apr 20, 2023

Opposition leader Raila Odinga and other Azimio leaders are in Murang'a for a town hall meeting just hours after local police boss David Mathiu announced its cancellation.

Mr Odinga was accompanied by former Murang'a Governor Mwangi wa Iria -- who is the meeting's convener -- and other Azimio leaders including Martha Karua, George Wajackoyah, Jeremiah Kioni, Wycliffe Oparanya and Eugene Wamalwa among others

Supkem leader calls out Kindiki for declaring Idd holiday on Friday

Posted on Apr 20, 2023

The decision to gazette Friday April 21 as a national public holiday to mark Idd-ul-Fitr has ruffled feathers as a section of Muslims took issue with the move by Interior CS Kithure Kindiki.

Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (Supkem) Chairman Hassan Ole Naado said that the decision by government is confusing Kenya's Muslim faithful and reckons the decision should be purely based on sighting on the moon.

He added that the decision is a big gamble for the government because it is not assured that the crescent moon will appear on the same day to mark the end of the holy month of fasting. He also...

Governor Kihika kicks off biometric registration exercise to weed out ghost workers

Posted on Apr 20, 2023

Nakuru Governor Susan Kihika has kicked off a biometric registration exercise in a bid to get rid of ghost workers in her county government.

In the exercise that is expected to establish efficiency in public resource management, Governor Kihika said it will ensure that all public servants on the county payroll are accounted for.

“This will not only give us a good picture of the capabilities we have in our service, but also provide us data on how we can better deploy these capabilities,” said Kihika

I have no criminal case, Aisha Jumwa argues in case challenging her appointment as CS

Posted on Apr 20, 2023

Public Service and Gender Cabinet Secretary Aisha Jumwa has told court that she is not facing any criminal case.

Jumwa, while responding to a case challenging her nomination as CS filed by Eliud Matindi in 2022, told justice Mugure Thande that charges against her were withdrawn and therefore the case before the court has been overtaken by events.

Through lawyer Danstan Omari, she submitted that there's a procedure for removing CS's from office.

She says that high court has no jurisdiction to hear the matter and therefore the court should dismiss the case