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Police probe shooting of a man in broad daylight on Mirema Drive

May 18, 2022

Police in Nairobi are investigating the murder of a man in Mirema who was accosted by unknown assailants who shot several times and killed him instantly as he drove after dropping a female companion.

It remains unclear why the man, now identified as Samuel Mugota, was murdered, with detectives suspecting a deal gone sour.

At 1.57pm on Monday, according to CCTV footage obtained by Citizen TV, a man in a cap and a coat, whom one would assume is just a pedestrian, is seen approaching a Honda CRV and pulling out what appears to be a pistol before opening fire.

DPP, EACC vow to block some politicians from vying

Posted on May 18, 2022

The offices of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) say politicians with criminal records set to vie for various elective seats in the August polls, are not yet off the hook.

The DPP Noordin Hajj and EACC chief executive, Twalib Mbarak resolved to find ways to ensure that they circumvent the loopholes exploited by the politicians in chapter six of the constitution to avert the possibility of being barred from vying for elective seats.

Speaking on the sidelines of the ongoing 4th regional conference of Africa, Indian Ocean and the East A...

You are on your own, Kamba leaders tell Kalonzo

Posted on May 18, 2022

A section of Ukambani leaders has pleaded with Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka to reconsider his decision and rejoin Azimio.

Speaking in Machakos town the leaders led by Governors Charity Ngilu of Kitui, Kivutha Kibwana of Makueni and Machakos Gubernatorial aspirant Nzioka Waita, the leaders said Kalonzo should bite the bullet and sacrifice for the sake of the community.

“It is a pity for the Kamba community to be out of the next Government just because of an individual’s interest,” said Charity Ngilu.

Kalonzo pulled a surprise when he declared his presidential bid in what appeared to be a ...

4 Petrol Stations Flagged For Overpricing Fuel

Posted on Apr 19, 2022

The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) has flagged four petrol stations for offering petroleum for sale above the prescribed ceiling price.

According to the Ministry of Petroleum, the four retail stations which now face stern action are located in Migori, Kehancha, Awendo and Isebania.

The sanctioning of the stations comes on the backdrop of investigations and surveillance including a probe by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) on companies reported to have failed to maintain minimum operational stocks or hoard petroleum.

Over 70,000 Nakuru County residents issued title deeds

Posted on Mar 29, 2022

Over 70,000 residents of Nakuru County have been issued title deeds in the past one month during the ongoing titling program initiated by President Uhuru Kenyatta two years ago.

Governor Lee Kinyanjui however has expressed concern that a high number of land disputes pending in Nakuru courts are slowing the program meant to issue title deeds to at least 100,000 landowners by end of the year.

Kinyanjui indicated that the title deeds had been given out to landowners within Kuresoi South, Naivasha, Rongai, Njoro, Subukia, Bahati and Gilgil Sub Counties.

He added that a further 20,000 title deeds ...

ISIS confirms death of its leader, names new chief

Posted on Mar 11, 2022

ISIS confirmed on Thursday the death of its leader Abu Ibrahim Al-hashemi Al-Quraishi and its spokesperson Abu Hamza Al-Quraishi, and announced Abu Al-Hassan Al-hashemi Al-Quraishi as its new chief.

Quraishi, a religious scholar and soldier in former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s army who led IS from the shadows for a little over two years, died in a U.S. special forces raid in northern Syria in February when he detonated a bomb that killed him and family members, the U.S. administration said.

Nairobi City County govt and NMS on the spot over controversial allotment of public land

Mar 11, 2022

The Nairobi County government and the Metropolitan Services are on the spot over the controversial allotment of public land in the City. Lands Cabinet Secretary Farida Karoney submitted before the Senate Devolution committee documents detailing how private developers are leasing public land that is under the Nairobi County Government. And as Our Parliamentary reporter Gichuki Wachira reports Senators expressed shock after learning that the lease of the Pumwani Maternity hospital expired in 2012 and the City County government is yet to seek its renewal.

Treasury In Breach Of Proposed Public Debt Limit

Mar 11, 2022

Even before changes to the public debt limit through amendments to the Public Finance Management Act are effected, the National Treasury is already in breach of the limit it seeks.

The changes currently under the public participation stage seek to change Kenya’s debt limit from the current ceiling of Ksh.9 trillion to no more than 55 per cent of GDP at Present Value (PV) terms.

The PV calculation of public debt compares the stock of debt as a share of the economy of GDP less grants and interest payments on external debt at the time of its contracting.

Police on alert following terror threat at Thika Law courts

Posted on Mar 03, 2022

Police in Thika are on high alert following reports of a terror threat targeting Thika Law Courts early Wednesday. The alert forced court proceedings to delay for hours as security was being heightened outside the court and the Deputy County Commissioner’s (DCC) compound that houses the facility. There were heavy police checks on those entering the DCC’s compound and the court over the course of the day with the busy offices experiencing little congestion of visitors compared to other days. Thika West DCC Mbogo Mathioya said the intelligence reports were received early today in the form of a n...

‘Raila Odinga has violated our agreement’ says Kalonzo

Mar 01, 2022

Wiper Democratic Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has asked ODM Party leader Raila Odinga to honour 2017 National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition agreement to back him for president even as they engage in talks for Azimio and One Kenya Alliance (OKA) partnership.

Addressing the press Tuesday, Kalonzo insisted that if at all there will be talks, they must be structured and all-inclusive under the understanding of equal partnership.

The Wiper Party leader said Odinga has an option of abiding by the terms of the agreement or has the option of choosing to act in utter defiance of the agreement and the...