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Slain priest laid to rest as state urged to curb crime

The slain priest John Muhia of Kinoo parish was laid to rest yesterday in an emotional send off.  Muhia was killed last Monday by four gangsters on motorcycles. According to witnesses, the gunmen blocked the St Peter Kino parish priest and shot through the windscreen before snatching the Sunday offering …

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Withhold funding for State institutions with audit queries, Rotich told

A taxpayers association wants Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich to stop funding State institutions whose audits reveal suspicious and unexplained expenditure. Irine Otieno of the National Taxpayers Association asked the Cabinet Secretary not to disburse funds to institutions whose audit reports bear a disclaimer opinion. Auditor General Edward Ouko puts …

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State urged to pay media’s Sh2.5bn advertising debt

The government has been asked to pay the various debts they owe media houses. Nation Media CEO Stephen Gitagama said the huge debt was crippling various media activities. “The government should uphold its stake to support journalism and pay the debt they own the houses as soon as possible as a …

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State awards cop for brave hunt for robbers

Constable Joash Ombati was on Friday awarded a certificate for distinguished service.  The award was presented to him by Interior CS Fred Matiang’i in recognition of his efforts during a security operation in Nairobi last month. A video of Ombati arresting robbers went viral on social media in October.  “We …

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Three arrested for fencing off Eldoret State lodge land

Three people, working for a ‘daring private developer’, were on Friday arrested for fencing off part of Eldoret State lodge.  Additional GSU officers were deployed to guard the facility after the incident.  Top police commanders in the region, Eldoret East DC Norbert Komora, and officials from the Uasin Gishu county …

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Nigeria's Kaduna state: 55 dead after row at market

Sectarian violence sparked by a spat at a market has left 55 people dead in Nigeria’s northern Kaduna state, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. Muslim and Christian youths reportedly clashed after a row between wheelbarrow porters in the town of Kasuwan Magani. The state police commissioner said 22 people were …

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