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  • 23 Jan 2018 - The Nairobi county has issued a warning to its tenants to pay Sh100m rent arrears or be evicted by February 5."All tenants living in Nairobi county rental houses with accumulated rent arrears should clear the same with immediate effect," acting county secretary Leboo...
  • 23 Jan 2018 - The Ministry of Education has announced 1,300 vacancies for volunteer graduate assistants under the G-United national volunteer programme. The programme targets university graduates aged between 22-30 years who will be deployed to do voluntary work in 20 counties.The...
  • 23 Jan 2018 - Governors have renewed calls to the national government to allow counties borrow money from commercial banks in the event of late disbursements from the National Treasury.The county chiefs said this will allow them complete projects which normally suffer when cash...
  • 23 Jan 2018 - Former Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar has withdrawn a petition challenging Governor Hassan Joho's win in the August 2017 election.Omar, in a withdrawal petition filed at the Mombasa law court on Tuesday, said he no longer has confidence in the neutrality of the presiding...
  • 23 Jan 2018 - Starehe politician Steve Mbogo was on Tuesday arraigned in connection with a gold scam in which a Dubai-based businessman was conned USD1,000,000 (Sh102.5 million).Mbogo appeared in court alongside two other suspects.They are accused of fraudulently obtaining one...
  • 23 Jan 2018 - A US and a Czech Republic national were killed in a paragliding accident at the Kerio escarpment on Tuesday.US' Kimberly Ann, 39, and Tomas Lednik lost control of the flying devices and fell on a rock at Kipkaa area in Keiyo North.Area police boss Mwenda Meme said the...
  • 23 Jan 2018 - The Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is yet to finalise its report on the Kenyatta National Hospital rape allegations, Health CS Cleopa Mailu said on Tuesday.He said the ministry is waiting for the DCI report before it can take action against any employee...
  • 23 Jan 2018 - The National Lands Commission has identified 26 plots - collectively measuring 6.04 acres - that were illegally alienated from Kenya Ports Authority.The commission has ordered "owners" and occupiers to vacate within 90 days or face eviction."Illegal owners should...
  • 23 Jan 2018 - EACC has summoned five Makueni MCAs for blocking a principal from accessing her offices at St Joseph's Girls High School.The five blocked Rose Kiragu from accessing the school after she was transferred.In a statement on Tuesday, EACC communications officer Pamela...
  • 23 Jan 2018 - The Witness Protection Agency is appealing to survivors of the alleged sexual assault at the Kenyatta National Hospital to come out and speak.CEO Alice Ondieki said the agency will offer protection to victims or witnesses who may be scared. "The agency wishes to...
  • 23 Jan 2018 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned South African Jazz legend Hugh Masekela referring to him as a friend. Uhuru particularly paid tribute to the celebrated musician's contributions to the fight against apartheid. "It is hard to find the words with which to bid my...
  • 23 Jan 2018 - Betting firms have agreed to review withdrawal of sports sponsorships in the country if the government agrees to lower the 35 per cent tax.They said that the current tax regime on gross gaming income on all sectors of the industry is unsustainable as it is not based...
  • 23 Jan 2018 - The hearing of hate speech case against Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria was adjourned on Tuesday until March 29.The case was scheduled for hearing before Milimani chief magistrate Francis Andayi but it could not proceed since he was engaged in other official matters....
  • 23 Jan 2018 - Nine chief officers of the Kilifi county government have been sent on terminal leave pending the completion of their contract on March 3. Only Benjamin Kai, the finance chief officer, was spared in the directive which required the officers to vacate office by Monday...
  • 23 Jan 2018 - Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu has lashed out at the Catholic Church's anti-condom stance terming it as outdated.Ngilu said the use of condom was the only option for safe sex in the wake of increased cases of HIV/Aids infection.Read: Shun condoms, Priest urges"Young...
  • 23 Jan 2018 - The National Police Service Spokesperson Charles Owino says the prolonged political stalemate is to blame for the recent robberies and muggings in the CBD.Owino said most youth are now idle after the elections, forcing some of them to turn to crime.Read:Police pledge...
  • 23 Jan 2018 - Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter insists he is Labour committee chairman yet his Jubilee Party counterparts removed him in a vote of no confidence on Tuesday. Keter told a press briefing that the manner in which the MPs voted him out was unconstitutional. "It is wrong....
  • 23 Jan 2018 - The NASA coalition has threatened to rally its supporters to boycott Nation Media Group over unfair reporting.In a letter addressed to acting CEO Stephen Gitagama, NASA director of communication Dennis Onyango on Tuesday said the manner in which the company is...
  • 23 Jan 2018 - Marakwet East MP Bowen Kangogo has lost his position as vice chair of the National Assembly Environment and Natural Resources committee.Kangongo was removed on Tuesday after 10 people voted against him.He got only one supportive vote and will be replaced by Ijara MP...
  • 23 Jan 2018 - The anti-graft agency is investigating 12 senior Tana River county officers for allegedly misusing hundreds of millions of shillings. The EACC is investigating irregular procurement processes in the award of tender number TRCG/030/2016-2017 for the construction of a...
  • 23 Jan 2018 - Politician Alfred Keter can run and make noise on TV stations but the tide has been cast, National Assembly majority leader Aden Duale has said.Duale said this on Tuesday after the Nandi Hills MP lost his Labour committee chairman position in a vote of no confidence....
  • 23 Jan 2018 - South Sudanese rebels are holding two Kenyan pilots and will not release them until compensation is paid to the family of a civilian killed when their plane crashed.This is what a rebel spokesman told Reuters on Tuesday.The plane crashed in Akobo, in the Greater Upper...
  • 23 Jan 2018 - The Kenya Maritime Authority has intensified search for three fishermen who went missing in the Indian Ocean on Monday morning.Madi Issa, Bunu Ali and Omar Issa from Shanga island in Lamu disappeared at Ngoi area, Mlango wa Kipungani.News of their fate broke after...
  • 23 Jan 2018 - Activists want Kenya National Hospital CEO Lily Koross and Health CS Cleopa Mailu to resign following allegations of rape at the facility. They said on Tuesday that the chief executive was wrong to "quickly deny" the claims before investigating them. "Violence...
  • 23 Jan 2018 - Nairobi has banned boda boda operators from ferrying people to and from the city centre.A notice from governor Mike Sonko's office stated on Tuesday that the regulation was effective immediately."Any operator and passenger found contravening this law will be arrested...
  • 23 Jan 2018 - Facebook warned on Monday that it could offer no assurance that social media was on balance good for democracy.But the company said it was trying what it could to stop alleged meddling in elections by Russia or anyone else.The sharing of false or misleading headlines...
  • 23 Jan 2018 - The Malindi High Court has declined to temporarily block a Kenyan and an Italian investor from taking over a Sh1 billion resort in Watamu. But judge Weldon Korir added on Monday that he will issue final orders only after hearing both parties. Korir directed the...
  • 23 Jan 2018 - Trumpeter, composer and singer Hugh Masekela, affectionately known as the 'father of South African jazz', has died after a long battle with prostate cancer, domestic media reported on Tuesday. He was 78. In a career spanning more than five decades, Masekela gained...
  • 23 Jan 2018 - The establishment of a police post in Mavoko sub-county has been delayed by bureaucracy at the National Police Service, an official has said. Geoffrey Omoding', Athi River deputy county commissioner, reported that the office of the DIG had not approved the AP post...
  • 23 Jan 2018 - Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter has been ousted as the Chairperson of the Labour Committee.Nominated MP David Ole Sankok moved the no vote of confidence motion claiming that they did not take into consideration the requirement of regional balance"I can also be a chairman...

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