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Kajiado farmers get back title deeds after Uhuru waived loans owed to AFC

Two weeks after President Uhuru Kenyatta announced that the government had waived loans owed to the Agricultural Finance Corporation (AFC) totalling to Sh1.5 billion, the lender has started giving back title deeds to farmers in Kajiado County. The title deeds had been deposited with AFC as collateral for loans taken. …

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Sonko ties with Kidero in new Tifa popularity opinion poll

Research firm Trends and Insights for Africa (Tifa) has released opinion poll results for Kirinyaga, Nairobi and Kilifi Counties. In Nairobi County’s governorship race, Jubilee candidate Mike Sonko Sonko has closed the popularity gap between him and ODM’s Evans Kidero. Mr Sonko now has a popularity rating of 44 per …

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Kamba elders install Mike Sonko as one of their own

Nairobi Senator Mike Mbuvi Sonko, who is now vying for the city governorship, has been crowned as a Kamba elder in a colourful ceremony held Wednesday in his Mua Hills home in Machakos. The ceremony, presided over by Akamba Clans Governing Council of Elders, saw Mr Sonko dressed in traditional …

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Kitui governor denies flouting election laws

Kitui Governor Julius Malombe has threatened to sue the Commission on Administrative Justice over allegations that he had broken the law by using a vehicle belonging to the county government for his campaigns. Dr Malombe, through his lawyers Apollo Muinde & Partners gave the commission acting Chairperson Regina Mwatha 48 …

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Kenneth says all Nairobians to get clean water if elected governor

Nairobi governorship candidate Peter Kenneth has promised to ensure all households in the city get clean water in their taps if he is elected as the county boss on August 8. Speaking during a campaign rally in Zimmerman, Roysambu Constituency, Mr Kenneth said that he will deliver water in all …

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Stop baseless attacks on ministers, Uhuru tells Raila

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto have told opposition leader Raila Odinga to stop attacking Cabinet secretaries on baseless accusations. But speaking during a campaign tour of Taita Taveta County, the Jubilee Party leaders said Mr Odinga’s attacks against acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i was a sign …

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Nurses protest in Kisii as State gives lecturers Sh5.2 billion

Nurses in Kisii County are back to the streets to protest over the government’s decision to implement the lecturers’ collective bargaining agreement (CBA) while ignoring theirs. The nurses claimed that both the county and national governments have sidelined them after doctors, clinical officers and civil servants’ pay demands were met. …

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Homa Bay police probe reports of missing candidate

Police in Homa Bay County are investigating the circumstances under which a parliamentary candidate went ‘missing’ last Saturday. Mr Ezra Odhiambo who is contesting Rangwe parliamentary seat on the Green Congress of Kenya (GCK) party ticket, has not been seen since the last Saturday, according to accounts by family members. …

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Sonko Rescue Team supplying clean water, Senator says

Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko has denied claims that water supplied by the Sonko Rescue Team is contaminated and contributing to the spread of cholera in the city. Speaking to the Nation by phone on Wednesday, the Senator said those claiming that the water supplied by his team is not clean …

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Nurses protest in Kisii as government honours lecturers’ CBA

Nurses in Kisii County are back to the streets to protest over the government’s decision to implement the lecturers’ collective bargaining agreement (CBA) while ignoring theirs. The nurses claimed that both the county and national governments have sidelined them after doctors, clinical officers and civil servants’ pay demands were met. …

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