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The People

  • State accused of ‘arm-twisting’ Somali refugees to return home
    by Seth Onyango on February 22, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Amnesty International has accused the government of using “falsehoods” to justify the bid to repatriate Somali asylum seekers and close the Daadab Refugee Camp in Garissa. AI-Kenya claimed the government had resorted to anti-refugee propaganda machinery to force closure of the camp. In […]

  • Gender rule bill flops in Senate
    by Dinah Ondari on February 22, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    The Senate yesterday dealt a blow to efforts towards the attainment of the two-thirds gender rule in the elective posts. The situation potentially paves way for dissolution of Parliament by the courts. Already there is a pending petition at the courts filed by the Centre for Rights Education and […]

  • Dons reach out to Matiang’i in pay row
    by Victor Raballa on February 22, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Lecturers have urged Education Cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i to intervene and come up with enhanced counter-offer that meets their demands. They also asked the CS to liase with his National Treasury counterpart to facilitate the Inter-Public Universities Councils Consultative Forum […]

  • Sh2.2b lost through irregular procurement in 2009 census
    by Anthony Mwangi on February 22, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    The Kenyan taxpayer lost over Sh2.2 billion through irregular procurement and un-surrendered imprests following the 2009 population census, eight years after the exercise, MPs heard yesterday. According to the Auditor General Edward Ouko’s report on the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics […]

  • Fort Jesus gets facelift from Sultan of Oman
    by Harrison Kivisu on February 22, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    The Sultanate of Oman has refurbished some historical structures at Fort Jesus museum in Mombasa, restoring the landmark structure to its original splendor. The fort, built by the Portuguese in 1596, was declared a World Heritage site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural […]

  • First Lady promises more aid as she tours Marsabit
    by People Daily on February 22, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    PSCU @PeopleDailyKe First Lady Margaret Kenyatta yesterday joined Kenya Red Cross officials in the disbursement of the much-needed cash-transfer funds for drought-stricken families in North Horr as well as to empathise with affected residents of Marsabit. The First Lady also visited the North Horr […]

  • We’ve no pact with PNU, Chap Chap, says Jubilee
    by Irene Githinji @gitshee on February 22, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Jubilee Party has denied it has entered into any agreement with “friendly” parties not to field candidates in certain areas in the General Election. Head of Jubilee secretariat Raphael Tuju yesterday accused politicians defecting from Jubilee of claiming the ruling party is associated […]

  • Anti-tobacco body wants law enforced
    by Wangui Githugo on February 22, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    The Tobacco Control Board (TCB) wants the Tobacco Control Fund to be enforced immediately to mitigate problems caused by tobacco use. TCB welcomed a ruling by the Court of Appeal on Friday which allowed the enforcement of the Fund. The court dismissed a petition by the British American Tobacco to […]

  • KRA freezes Mombasa county’s accounts over Sh173m tax arrears
    by People Daily on February 22, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Sophie Njoka @PeopleDailyKe The Mombasa county government is facing a financial crisis after the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) froze its bank accounts over tax arrears amounting to Sh173 million. Kenya Power has also disconnected power supply to county offices including Governor Hassan Joho’s […]

  • Kibwana’s direct ticket splits Wiper leadership
    by Sarah Ndungu on February 22, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    The dispute over alleged plan to give Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana direct Wiper nomination appeared to deepen after he signed a pact with the party leader Kalonzo Musyoka. Wiper chairman David Musila yesterday snubbed the signing of the coalition deal between Kibwana’s Muungano and […]