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April, 2018

  • 24 April

    High default rates lead to Sh3 billion drop in Nairobi revenue targets

    High default rates have led to a Sh3 billion drop in revenue collection targets by Nairobi County. According to the County Fiscal Strategy Paper (CFSP) 2018, local revenue streams have been underperforming over the years. This has, in turn, affected the internal targets for financial 2018/19. “The internal sources are …

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  • 24 April

    One dead, 12 injured after vehicle tyre burst in Narok

    One person died while 12 were injured in a road accident in Narok county on Tuesday morning. The accident occurred near Katakala trading centre on Narok-Bomet road, about 10 kilometres from Narok town. The group had been on their way from Narok town, to a funeral service in Bomet, in a vehicle hired …

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  • 24 April

    Artificial sweeteners linked to diabetes and obesity

    Many countries have introduced a sugar tax in order to improve the health of their citizens. As a result, food and drink companies are changing their products to include low and zero-calorie sweeteners instead of sugar. However, there is growing evidence that sweeteners may have health consequences of their own. …

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  • 24 April

    Murkomen attacks Governors for 'crippling' oversight role

    Senate Majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen has hit out governors for “running away with accountability and crippling the oversight” of county assemblies. With his remarks, the Elgeyo Marakwet Senator electrified MCAs attending the 5th Annual Devolution Conference in Kakamega. Murkomen backed the strengthening of the oversight role in counties to ensure prudent …

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  • 24 April

    Uhuru skips devolution conference due to bad weather

    President Uhuru Kenyatta has skipped the devolution conference in Kakamega due to bad weather. Uhuru is set to address the 5th annual meeting from State House in Nairobi via video link. He was to open the conference at midday and thereafter participate in a high level discussion on intergovernmental relations as …

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  • 24 April

    Crossing divides: Mindfulness aims to bring sides closer in Kenya's jails

    Kenya’s prisons are hotbeds of violence. But could an experiment with mindfulness bring inmates closer to their hated guards, asks BBC Africa’s Mercy Juma. The prison gate stands some 2.4m (8ft) high, a black mass of steel bars, topped by sharp, shiny razor wire. This is Naivasha GK Prison, Kenya’s …

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  • 24 April

    Mandago booed for defending Governors' spending

    Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago was booed at the devolution conference on Tuesday for attempting to dismiss claims that County chiefs micromanage resources. Mandago, who had been reacting to Senate Majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen’s remarks, said county chiefs follow the law. “We have to correct the misconception that funds are allocated …

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  • 24 April

    Mombasa residents accuse cop of killing one, injuring three during chase

    Residents of Miritini in Mombasa have demanded the arrest of a police officer who allegedly shot dead one man and injured three people in unclear circumstances. The residents claimed the officer opened fire at a crowd while pursuing a suspect in the area. The family of the man who was …

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  • 24 April

    MCAs need Sh20 million for development, Malala tells devolution conference

    Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala wants the Senate to back a new bill for the allocation of Sh20 million every financial year to MCAs for ward development. Malala said on Tuesday that passing County Government Ward Development Bill, 2018 will see the absorption rate of devolved funds increase. “The elephant in …

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  • 24 April

    Kidero left me in tight spot but I'll fix Nairobi, Sonko tells Kalonzo

    Governor Mike Sonko apologised for the mess in Nairobi but blamed his predecessor when he met Wiper boss Kalonzo Musyoka on Tuesday. Sonko said former Governor Evans Kidero failed to fix problems such as clogged drainage systems that have resulted in flooding after rains. “Engineers qualified .. mambo ya takataka …

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