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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.

Treasury seeks additional Ksh.25B to hit local borrowing target

Jun 15, 2022

The National Treasury is seeking an additional Ksh.25 billion from the domestic credit market to wrap up its local borrowing program for the 2021/22 fiscal year.

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) which is the exchequer’s primary fiscal agent has put out a prospectus for a tap sale on two Treasury bonds issued in April this year.

The two bonds include a three year paper that features an 11.766 per cent coupon rate and a longer dated fifteen year paper with a 13.942 per cent coupon.

The tap sale is expected to run until June 23 but may close earlier upon the attainment of quantum.

KNBTS: Kenya most in need O negative blood type

Posted on Jun 15, 2022

On June 14 every year, the global community marks the World Blood Donor Day; where unpaid donors voluntarily provide blood to those that need them most around the world The Kenyan National Blood Transfusion Service (KNBTS) now notes that blood Type O negative is the most needed right now.

“If you've ever considered donating blood, now is the time to take action. We aim to collect 500,000 pints this year, World Health Organization requires we collect at least 1% of the Kenyan population. Last year we collected 298,000 units,” noted Festus Koech, KNBTS regional manager.

Despite the ongoing blood...

Senators raise concern over review of country’s debt ceiling

Posted on Jun 15, 2022

Senators have raised concerns over the recent upward review of the country’s debt ceiling that now stands at Ksh 10 trillion.

In a motion seeking to have the Senate approve the debt ceiling approved by the National Assembly last week, Senators cautioned against acute borrowing arguing the country must ensure debt sustainability.

During debate on the country’s debt ceiling, the Senators poked holes into the approval by the National Assembly.

While a section of Senators argued the adjustment was necessary to finance the country’s development budget others opposed the move saying the tax burden w...

COFEK sounds alarm on unreasonable price increases

Posted on Jun 10, 2022

The Consumer Federation of Kenya (COFEK) has sounded the alarm on irrational price increases by certain retailers.

The consumer lobby says it has received an increased number of complaints on retail chains taking advantage of the impending general elections, high inflation and the Russia-Ukraine war to arbitrarily increase prices of fast moving consumer goods (FMCGs).

COFEK lists maize meal, wheat flour, sugar, cooking oil, tissue paper, milk and groceries as some of the goods hit with irrational price tags.

16 arrested for sexually assaulting female motorist along Forest Road

Posted on Mar 08, 2022

16 people have been arrested for assaulting a female motorist along Forest Road Nairobi following an alleged traffic accident. A video of the woman being manhandled by a rowdy mob including boda boda riders went viral on Monday with Kenyans using the platform to express their fury and call for action against what many term as the unruly boda-boda culture which must be stopped.

First phase of CBC classrooms to be completed by March

Posted on Jan 10, 2022

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has urged contractors awarded contracts to construct classes for Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) junior secondary schools to complete them before the start of national exams in March.

The CS said once done, the government will roll out the second phase of construction of the classrooms in April, immediately after the national exams.

Prof Magoha was speaking at Mwiyala Secondary School Saturday, during the groundbreaking ceremony for construction of Grade 7 Junior secondary school classrooms for smooth transition to Competency Based Curriculum in 2023...

KFC runs out of imported potatoes for chips, snubs local farmers

Posted on Jan 04, 2022

Fast food chain KFC has suffered a shortage of potatoes at its outlets in Kenya following delays in delivery from its overseas suppliers, forcing it to offer customers alternative food items in place of French fries.

The firm’s Chief Executive for East Africa Jacques Theunissen told the Business Daily Monday that the shortage of chips, as they are commonly known, was due to a hitch in global supply of potatoes.

“It has to do with delays in shipping lines due to the Covid situation. Ships have been delayed for more than a month now, but we are working hard to restore as the first containers are...

National gov't has pending bills mounting to Ksh.423 billion

Posted on Nov 23, 2021

Total outstanding national government pending bills have grown by Ksh.63.7 billion in just three months to September 2021 to stand at Ksh.423.2 billion.

The bills comprise Ksh.371.5 billion for State Corporations and Ksh.51.6 billion by Ministries, State departments and other government entities.

The highest proportion of State Corporations bills or 55 per cent is owed to contractors and suppliers.

Kenyan Government issues security statement after Kampala explosions

Posted on Nov 17, 2021

The government has assured Kenyans of their safety following the Tuesday, November 16 terror attacks in Kampala, Uganda. 

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the National Police Service (NPS) said Kenya has heightened its security assuring the country of safety from terror-related attacks. 

“The National Police Service assures the public of their security and safety following terror-related incidences in our neighboring country earlier today. Our sympathies to victims and families who were affected by such an atrocious act,” part of the statement by NPS read in part. 

NPS further said that secur...