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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...

Treasury To Borrow Ksh.60.5 Billion More For Mini-Budget

Posted on Feb 03, 2022

The National Treasury is expected to borrow Ksh.60.5 billion more in the year to June to fund the just announced 2021-2022 supplementary budget.

According to new estimates from the planning Ministry, net foreign financing is expected to rise from 2.2 per cent of GDP to 2.9 per cent of GDP while net domestic financing will ease by 100 basis points to 5.2 per cent of GDP.

Using figures in the 2021 Budget Policy Statement implies net foreign financing will move to Ksh.352.4 billion from Ksh.267.3 billion while net domestic borrowing eases to Ksh.638.5 billion from Ksh.663.1 billion.

Kenya, China Ink Six Bilateral Trade Deals

Posted on Jan 07, 2022

Kenya and China have continued to foster and deepen their bilateral relations following the signing of six new trade deals between the two nations.

The agreements, which touched on areas such as poverty reduction, health, bilateral investments, digital innovation, peace and security and green development, were signed when China’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Wang Yi, visited the coastal city of Mombasa, on an official state visit, on Thursday.

The deals were in line with nine programmes announced by China’s President Xi Jinping during the 8th Ministerial Conference of FOCAC held in Dakar, Sen...

Joe Biden nominates former Hewlett Packard CEO and president Meg Whitman as America’s ambassador to Kenya

Posted on Dec 09, 2021

US President Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated former Hewlett Packard CEO and president Meg Whitman as America’s ambassador to Kenya.

She is likely to replace Kyle McCarter who left in January 2021.

Margaret C. Whitman (Meg), a business executive and former candidate for Governor of California, is a Member of the Board of Procter and Gamble and General Motors, and National Board Chair at Teach for America, White House said in a dispatch.

Weatherman warns of respiratory diseases rise in June, July

Posted on Jun 03, 2021

The Kenya Meteorological department has warned of an increase in respiratory diseases in June and July as the cold season peaks.

The weather outlook for the June-July-August rainfall season indicates that Nyandarua, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Murang'a, Kiambu, Meru, Embu, Tharaka Nithi and Nairobi will experience near-average with a tendency to above average temperatures.

This is in addition to some parts of Marsabit, Isiolo, Kajiado, Machakos, Kitui and Makueni.

Former Kibwezi MP Kalembe Ndile dies at Nairobi Hospital aged 57

Posted on May 30, 2021

Former Kibwezi West MP Kalembe Ndile has died at the Nairobi Hospital.

Ndile 57, died on Saturday night after struggling with Liver cirrhosis.

The family confirmed his death. His body is currently being transported to the Lee Funeral Home.

National Assembly approves motion to exempt Japanese firms from income tax

May 19, 2021

The National Assembly has approved a motion seeking to exempt Japanese companies, employees and consultants from paying income tax.The Committee on Delegated Legislation chaired by Tiaty Member of Parliament William Kamket made the recommendation in a report to the house on Wednesday targeting projects being implemented under government-to-government agreements.In Kenya, income tax is charged annually on income accrued in or was derived from the country by residents and non-residents.

Kenya and DR Congo sign unity deal

Posted on Apr 22, 2021

Kenya and DR Congo have signed four framework cooperation agreements covering several economic sectors, security and defense as well as maritime transport.

Among the four pacts, signed on the second day of President Kenyatta’s three-day State visit of DR Congo, is the general cooperation agreement which provides a framework for joint promotion of economic, technical, scientific and socio-cultural programmes.

The economic sectors targeted by the broad framework are agriculture, education, health, sports and tourism. Others are environment, SME’s, housing, energy and infrastructure development.

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LSK boss Nelson Havi suspended over ''Irresponsible Leadership'

Posted on Feb 09, 2021

A showdown looms at the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) following the suspension of the President Nelson Havi over alleged irresponsible leadership.

The LSK boss accused of gross misconduct and abuse of office dismissed the council members saying they have no power to fire him and that their efforts are aimed at concealing theft of the society’s money.

In an extraordinary council meeting held Monday, eight council members agreed to remove Havi pending an Annual General Meeting slated for March where members will decide his fate.

Lawyer Paul Gicheru released from ICC custody

Posted on Feb 01, 2021

The International Criminal Court has today officially released lawyer Paul Gicheru from its custody.

This means that the pre-trial chamber’s decision was implemented as soon as the ICC Registry finalised all the necessary arrangements.

In a statement on Monday, ICC said Gicheru was released to Kenya with specific conditions restricting liberty, during the confirmation of charges proceedings against him at the court.