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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...

Court extends orders stopping Moses Kuria from gazetting Ezekiel Otieno as EPZA CEO

Posted on Apr 18, 2023

High court has extended orders temporarily stopping Industrialization Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria from gazetting Ezekiel Otieno as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA) until further orders of the court.

Similarly, Justice Mugure Thande consolidated the three cases that have been filed in court challenging the gazettment of Otieno.

“In the interest of expediting this matter, I do suo moto (on the courts own motion) consolidate the three petitions,” court ruled

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.

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.

Communications Authority revokes 15 postal and courier licenses over non-compliance

Jun 15, 2022

The Communications Authority (CA) has revoked the licenses of 15 postal and courier service operators in the country saying the firms have failed to adhere to the laid down regulations.

The cancelation of the license comes at a time when the Authority has ramped up efforts to discipline errant courier operators and weed out unlicensed players in the postal and courier business in the Country.

In March last year, the communications regulator warned 21 Courier and postal firms that their licenses would be withdrawn within seven days if there were no objections received from the public.


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.

Ruto's UDA Party asks for female journalists only to cover Nyayo Stadium event

Posted on Jun 10, 2022

The Kenya Kwanza Coalition led by Deputy President William Ruto is on Friday scheduled to host a women conference at the Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi. And in a rare condition for press coverage of the event, the coalition has urged media houses to deploy an all-woman crew to cover the event.

The decision to ask that female journalists cover the event, according to the coalition, is part of celebrating the role women play in various fields.

"We encourage your Media House/Online News Blog to deploy an all Women Crew as we seek to celebrate and highlight the important role played by Women in all sect...

Power Blackouts Loom As Transformer Shortage Hits Kenya Power

Jun 08, 2022

The country is staring at a long power blackout period as Kenya Power struggles to get access to new transformers. According to a local newspaper, Kenya Power is currently experiencing procurement issues, which has resulted in transformer supply delays.

Engineers at the power company have been forced to take faulty transformers out of service for longer periods of time before reinstalling them in order to restore normal power supply.

This could, in turn, expose both households and businesses to longer durations of power disruptions.

IEBC’s bid to change poll rules rejected

Posted on Jun 08, 2022

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) yesterday suffered a major blow after a House committee rejected proposed election regulations with just 62 days ahead of polls.

IEBC had intended to use the rules to guide the conduct of the August 9 election to ensure it complied with a 2017 Supreme Court ruling that declared the first presidential election null and void.