Ambassador Masafu Condemns growing culture of political violence in Bungoma, Calls for Media protection

Kenya’s Ambassador to DR Congo Dr. George Masafu has condemned the growing drums of political war in Bungoma county. The violence pitting the county Governor Wycliffe Wangamati, MPs and MCAs seems to escalating on every platform. Lately, the Governor is accused of bribing an editor of a local station to kill the story and threatening …

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Bungoma County: NO salaries until Supplementary Budget is passed, Wangamati says

The war between the Bungoma County executive and the Assembly seems to be simmering as County employees miss salaries. The standoff orchestrated by the wars has seen both Houses exchange bitterly over the issue. This morning, The county has issued a press release over the matter. “I wish to address the unfortunate circumstance that has …

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Zachariah Barasa Beaten by his Wife’s Mpango wa Kando

City auctioneer and Bungoma politician Zacharia Barasa is nursing serious injuries after he was beaten by the Mpango wa Kando of his wife. The wife Esther Siuma who has since separated with him is said to have invited the good in bed man for a soothing moment that later turned sour when the husband arrived. …

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Yatani Budget: Winners and losers in Kenya’s Build Back Better Economic Blueprint

Expect greater bread and motorcycle costs after the fronting of new taxes by Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani in his budget statement on Thursday. While new tax proposals were already revealed in the 2021 Finance Bill, the exchequer ministry highlighted new amendments to various laws which are expected to yield Ksh.8.7 billion in new taxes …

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Akisa Wandera: The curse of leadership in the land of Mulembe

OPINION It is high time Luhya leaders asked themselves whether their political engagements are of any value to their people. Mbekho in Luhya means to beg. Often used in politics in reference to leaders with a culture of begging. The Mbekho Mbekho syndrome, a term used in utmost disgust coupled with a sneer that has …

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Boost for devolution as Counties Get Kshs. 410B from the Budget

County Governments will get Ksh. 370 Billion in this year’s budget, an increase from Sh353.2 Billion they were allocated in the previous financial year. The increment coming following a pledge by President Uhuru Kenyatta last year to the effect that the devolved units would receive additional funding to carry out their functions. “Acknowledging the palace …

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Budget Reading: Details about the Ambitious Budget for 2021

When the clock strikes quarter past three this afternoon, National Assembly speaker Justin Muturi will usher in Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani to make his 2021/2022 budget statement. In the background, Yatani will have made the short journey from Treasury to the Parliament building after stopping to pose for photos at the foot of the …

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Only this 3 counties Met Own source revenue Targets

Several programmes and activities in counties could have stalled as the devolved units failed to hit their revenue collection targets, a new report shows. According to the latest report by the Controller of Budget, only three of the 47 counties met their revenue targets. The budget implementation review for the 47 counties for the first …

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Budget Breakdown: Agriculture Sector wins Big with 62.7B Allocation

FOOD: The Agriculture sector has been allocated Sh62.7 billion in the 2021/2022 financial year to enhance food production and increase farmers’ income. In the budget to be read today by National Treasury and Planning Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani, the money allocated will finance the departments of crops and research development, livestock, co-operatives and fisheries, aquaculture and …

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Murathe finally happy after winning against DP Ruto in this mission.

Jubilee Party Vice Chair David Murathe says it is time for him to pack and leave the ruling political outfit. In an interview with NTV on Wednesday, the controversial Jubilee leader says he has already completed his mission and it is, therefore, time to get a well-deserved break from the party leadership. Murathe says his …

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Farmers First: Why Nzoia Sugar MD Wanjala was Fired by CS Munya

It’s now confirmed and official that Nzoia Sugar Managing Director Michael Wanjala Makokha has been suspended and replaced by a Sugar Sector guru from Busia who is a civil servant from the Ministry of Agriculture in acting capacity. The move follows a number of complaints from stakeholders led by farmers, workers and cane cutters over …

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Kenya Secures Emergency food and Non Food Aid for Volcano victims in DR Congo.

The Kenyan Government has donated tonnes of food products and non food items to DRC to assist the people of Goma who were affected by the recent volcanic eruption. The volcanic eruption of Mount Nyiragoro left thousands of families displaced and exposed to hunger. The Ambassador of Kenya to DRC Dr.George Masafu pointed out the …

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Why KRA has frozen 66,269 pins from the iTax platform

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) is expected to make 66,269 pins dormant effective from Thursday this week. The owners of the pins who include individuals and business entities are set to also see their VAT obligations deregistered and cancelled. At the same time, affected tax payers will be barred from charging VAT on their supplies …

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Budget Breakdown: Taxation, Food, Debt and stimulus package.

National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani will tomorrow table the 2021-2022 budget with Kenyans expressing mixed expectations over the ambitious Sh3.66 trillion spending plan. While different sectors of the economy expect quick fixes in terms of cash injections, Kenyans hope a trickle-down effect will be felt this time round, as the economy struggles with Covid-19 …

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Khalwale: Former Governors seeking 2022 comeback are politically unhygienic

Former governors who lost the previous elections in counties are planning a comeback in the 2022 General Election. They include Evans Kidero eyeing the Homa Bay seat, Kenneth Lusaka in Bungoma, Kiambu’s William Kabogo, Isaac Ruto of Bomet and Kinuthia Mbugua of Nakuru. However, it will not be an easy race. Speaking on Citizen TV …

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Letter from Willy Mutunga: Mr President you bear the Burden of history, Just do the right thing

Former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to appoint the six judges he left out in his list. According to Mutunga, Uhuru’s refusal to promote the six judges was fueled by what he termed as a drive based on personal resentment and not principle. “The scientific formulation in the Constitution on the …

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Safaricom the Better Option In Ethiopia as President Uhuru set to witness award of licence to Consortium

President Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa for an official visit on Tuesday that will include, among other bilateral issues, the formal award of a telecom operating licence to a consortium led by Safaricom The official award of the licence will also involve the formal signing of an agreement that will …

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Raila meets Council of Governors leadership

Former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga on Tuesday met with the Council of Governor’s leadership, at his Capitol Hill office. Raila who had gone to his office for the first time in months shared pictures with the CoG chairman Martin Wambora and vice-chair James Ongwae. Also present during the meeting was outgoing CEO Jacqueline Mogeni and …

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Uasin Gishu: Governor Mandago to Vie for Presidency, “Mungu Atajibu”

Uasin Gishu governor Jackson Mandago has announced he will vie for presidency in the 2032 General Election. The second-term county boss who doubles up as the North Rift Economic Block (NOREB) chair said he has what it takes to lead the country. In a video shared by Nation Africa, Mandago stated he was preparing for …

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KAKAMEGA: Governor Oparanya will go for this seat if Raila Odinga vies for Presidency in 2022

Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya says he won’t compete against his party leader Raila Odinga for the presidential seat come 2022. The ODM deputy party leader, in an interview on Monday evening, said he will consider running for another seat in the event Raila opts to give his fifth stab at the presidency. According to the …

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