The People

  • 20 Feb 2019 - Bernice Mbugua @BerniceMuhindi A suspect accused of killing human rights lawyer Willie Kimani and two others three years ago  now wants the court to stop the prosecution from using a statement, in which he reportedly confessed to the killings. Peter Ngugi alias Brown...
  • 20 Feb 2019 - Bernard Gitau @benagitau Shocking. Callous. Unbelievably reckless— and outrightly idiotic! This does not even begin to capture the extent of toxic waste dumped into the filth-choked slush that is the Nairobi River. Yesterday, while on an inspection tour of the river...
  • 20 Feb 2019 - While some people like Ngugi wa Thiong’o are of the opinion that knowing the vernacular empowers people, others believe it is both retrogressive and a hindrance to the push for peaceful co-existence among various tribes in the country Betty Muindi @BettyMuindi In a...
  • 20 Feb 2019 - Irene Githinji @gitshee The Commission for University Education (CUE) has directed universities with unapproved, but running, programmes to commit themselves in writing to have them accredited. CUE chief executive Mwenda Ntarangwi issued the directive and urged...
  • 20 Feb 2019 - Only seven people, all aged over 70 years, can speak Yakunte fluently, a language native to Yaaku people. As we mark International Mother Language Day, we look at efforts being made to preserve this tongue Harriet James @harriet86jim In the sleepy Kurikuri village,...
  • 20 Feb 2019 - George Kebaso @Morarak National Assembly’s Committee on Health chairperson Sabina Chege yesterday called for vetting of people handling pharmaceutical products, especially drugs, to ensure smooth implementation of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) pillar of the Big Four...
  • 20 Feb 2019 - Kinyuru Munuhe and Hillary Mageka @PeopleDailyKe In a chilling pointer to the depth of  looting at the devolved units, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) detectives yesterday raided the homes and offices of top Samburu county officials and unraveled...
  • 20 Feb 2019 - Analysts say state of IEBC, funds and lack of referendum law may delay proposed review of Constitution  Hillary Mageka @hillarymageka Will there be a referendum on the Constitution this year or not? This is the big question prompted by Opposition leader Raila Odinga’s...
  • 20 Feb 2019 - President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday supported the ongoing debate on constitutional reforms and proposed the formation of an all inclusive government in future to avert possible bloodshed. Stating that a national referendum is inevitable because it is what will...
  • 20 Feb 2019 - A bank manager was yesterday charged before a Nairobi court with aiding last month’s terror attack at the 14 Riverside Drive in Nairobi where 21 people were killed. Sophia Njoki Mbogo, a manager at Diamond Trust Bank Eastleigh branch appeared before Chief Magistrate...
  • 20 Feb 2019 - The United Arab Emirates has listed internationally unrecognized Somaliland as the leading African country where it has the highest foreign direct investment. According to the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Somaliland is a beneficiary of over US dollars 800 million...
  • 20 Feb 2019 - Kampala – Uganda’s ruling party has endorsed President Yoweri Museveni, 74, as its candidate in 2021 elections, which could see him seek re-election for a sixth term, a party resolution said Wednesday. The National Resistance Movement (NRM) called for Museveni to “...
  • 19 Feb 2019 - Eric Juma @PeopleDailyKe Opposition leader Raila Odinga has asked the Independent Police Oversight Authority (Ipoa) to probe the death of 38-year-old  Samwel Odhiambo who died under the custody of police. Raila asked Ipoa to unravel the mystery surrounding the death...
  • 19 Feb 2019 - Peter Ngila @peterngilanjeri The best part of being a writer or an artist is that when you die, your life’s work lives beyond you. That means writers can rightfully be referred to in the present tense. In the same way, internationally celebrated Zimbabwean writer, Dr...
  • 19 Feb 2019 - Paul Wanjiru @PeopleDailyKe Some leaders in Nyeri county have formed a group to advocate for the election of Deputy President as the next Head of State. Under the auspices of  “The Kenya We Want”, they have urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to honour his pledge of s-...
  • 19 Feb 2019 - Bernard Gitau @bernagitau Kenya Young Parliamentarians Association (KYPA) has accused the Executive of snubbing the youth in parastatal boards appointments. The association, through chairman and Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja, demanded an inclusive government that has...
  • 19 Feb 2019 - Mercy Mwai @wangumarci National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has threatened to take action against accounting officers, who fail to appear before it for grilling over audit queries. The committee chaired by Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi told Principal...
  • 19 Feb 2019 - Hillary Mageka, Winstone Chiseremi and Kinyuru Munuhe @PeopleDailyKe Treasury Cabinet secretary Henry Rotich has been quizzed by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) over stalled government projects estimated at Sh366 billion. Rotich was on Monday...
  • 19 Feb 2019 - Zachary Ochuodho @zachuodho Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies (Saccos) are still grappling with a myriad of challenges including embezzlement, theft and pilferage, which has seen the movement lose more than Sh500 million every year. Due to lack of interest by...
  • 19 Feb 2019 - Manuel Ntoyai @manuel_ntoyai For most Kenyans, going home away from city chaos brings unmatched pacifying feeling. However, for residents of Taveta, going home is tangled with a feeling of nostalgia and the headache of passing through a neighbouring country, Tanzania...
  • 19 Feb 2019 - Hillary Mageka @hillarymageka The Health ministry was yesterday accused of misadvising President Uhuru Kenyatta to reject a Health Bill passed by Parliament. National Assembly’s Health Committee claimed senior ministry officials clandestinely hoodwinked the Head of...
  • 19 Feb 2019 - George Kebaso @Morarak Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru once again raised the red flag  over the 2014 National Youth Service (NYS) multimillion-shilling scandal by questioning why the Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commission (EACC) has been quiet over the investigations...
  • 19 Feb 2019 - Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji has appealed the decision to acquit six Nairobi County Assembly senior officials facing several counts of corruption in relation to a tender for supply of books worth more than Sh900,000.  Prosecution wants the anti-...
  • 19 Feb 2019 - Kinyuru Munuhe @kinyurumunuhe The race to succeed Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet is expected to intensify after President Uhuru Kenyatta nominated Eliud Ndung’u Kinuthia as National Police Service Commission (NPSC) chairman yesterday. The President also...
  • 19 Feb 2019 - Africa Spirits Limited and Wow Beverages, the two firms associated with city tycoon Humphrey Kariuki want to negotiate with Kenya Revenue Authority over tax evasion allegations facing them. They want to settle penalties and principal amount of tax that was allegedly...
  • 19 Feb 2019 -   Madrid, Tuesday Spain’s former prime minister Mariano Rajoy, who was in power when Catalonia’s executive tried to secede in 2017, will testify in the high-profile trial of separatist leaders on February 26, the Supreme Court said Tuesday. In a statement, the court...
  • 19 Feb 2019 - The contentious award of a multi-billion-shilling tender to transport bulk cargo using  Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) by two companies moves to Parliament after an MP expressed intention to file a motion to discuss the award. Sirisia MP John Waluke said yesterday he...
  • 19 Feb 2019 - A row is simmering between National Police Service (NPS) and officers following the disconnection of fresh water and electricity supply to Mbaraki police line. Officers living in the quarters have been left in darkness after NPS declined to clear a Sh10 million...
  • 19 Feb 2019 - Harrison Kivisu and David Shariff @PeopleDailyKe Recent political developments at the Coast paint a picture of a region plotting to chart a new political path.The formation of a new Coast-based political party, dubbed Umoja Summit Party of Kenya (USP), is seen as part...
  • 19 Feb 2019 - Irene Githinji @gitshee The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has dismissed at least 29 tutors over professional misconduct. One of the major reasons for their removal was sexual offences, which the TSC has been condemning, against the backdrop of increased cases of...

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