In Nairobi, where the supermarket chain recently closed down the Ronald Ngala Street branch, a deeper stock crisis is simmering. The retail chain put on a brave face, but admitted facing stocking challenges, opening up for the first time to investors. In Nairobi, where the retail chain recently closed down the Ronald Ngala Street branch, a deeper stock crisis is simmering. TRADE MINISTRYThe Ministry of Trade wrote to the retail chain last month demanding to know its status. Even the entry of more international brands like the French Carrefour and the emergence of many shopping malls seemed not have shaken the retail chain.
By FAITH NYAMAIMore by this AuthorIn a blue khaki dress, Esther Wanjeri is escorted by prison warders to join her fellow elderly inmates in the celebrations to mark the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day at Langata Women’s Prison. Langata Women’s Prison has been her abode for the past 15 years. “We were then transferred to Langata Women’s Prison which has since become our home given we don’t know when, or if we will ever be released to see our family members. Life for an old person in prison, especially a woman, is never easy, says Wanjeri. Every time I wake up, I wish it is my last day in prison,” she says.
By ELVIS ONDIEKIMore by this AuthorPolice are yet to contact Nation reporter Walter Menya four days after a court released him, an indicator that he is unlikely to be charged with any offence any time soon. But by Saturday, no contact had been made to Mr Menya. Police arrested Mr Menya following allegations that he demanded Sh50,000 from one Kennedy Koros in order to kill a story published in last week’s edition of the Sunday Nation. “Their (family members) only concern is that life is more important that the stories I write,” Mr Menya said with a chuckle. “It was so selfless of them,” Mr Menya said of the lawyers.
By GODFREY OUNDOHMore by this AuthorFive teachers of Kirimon Primary School in Samburu who were assaulted by unruly pupils last Monday narrated their near-death experience at the hands of the learners. Three teachers out of the five targeted were attacked immediately they stepped into various classes for their respective lessons. Other teachers who intervened were also beaten up by the rogue boys, forcing the teachers to scamper for safety in the homes surrounding the school. Intervention by a police officer from the nearby Kirimon Administration Police post, who shot severally in the air to save the attacked teachers, was futile as he was overpowered by the rowdy youth. Our investigations reveal that primary school pupils, some of whom are in their early 20s, pose a serious threat to female teachers in a number of schools in the county.
In the consent, the electoral agency is to furnish the political parties and the independent candidates with its proposed list. By PETER LEFTIEMore by this AuthorPolitical parties and independent candidates will now have a say on the list of returning officers to supervise the August 8 election. In the consent, the electoral agency is to furnish the political parties and the independent candidates with its proposed list. RETURNING OFFICERSThese were the people who were to be later gazetted as returning officers for county and constituency elections respectively. But Mr Chiloba disputed the narrative, saying it was guided by the principle that returning officers should not serve in their home areas.
June 24, 2017 22:41 UTC
Despite criticism from the Opposition, he said, the launch of Madaraka Express would “reshape the story of Kenya for the next 100 years”. It marks the second and a historic phase. However, the British under Secretary of State and Foreign Affairs explained the profitability and benefits of constructing the railway. Kenya was then a country of dense forest and mile upon mile of bush. The first group of Indian workers to arrive consisted of 350 men who came in a dhow from Karachi in 1895.
June 24, 2017 21:56 UTC
The President must publicly and convincingly address claims that security agencies are prepared to act illegally, in order to confer an electoral benefit on him. Like happened at least in the disastrous 2007 General Election, security forces may be priming for a role on who should be the next president, something that is outside their mandate. When the Waki commission tried to investigate this issue, the establishment came down heavily on Oku Kaunya, a senior member of the AP who appeared willing to talk. According to the Waki commission, the police recovered from the vehicle several bundles of posters carrying hate literature. The country is confronted with what have become familiar claims by Odinga about illegal attempts to interfere with the elections.
June 24, 2017 21:45 UTC
The forum was as timely as it was informative focusing as it did on not just preparedness for the elections but specifically, the potential for violent extremism and cyberterrorism to negatively impact the elections. Violent extremism is commonly understood as the physical attacks that lead to deaths and destruction of property and known by its shorthand – terrorism. The two – violent extremism and cyberterrorism – are referred to as twin challenges because they are intertwined and self-reinforcing. It has indeed been noted that violent extremism rears its ugly head during electioneering period as the case was in the 2015 Nigerian elections when Boko Haram went on the rampage. These and other examples should provide impetus for guarding against the possibility of the twin challenge of violent extremism and cyberterrorism to subvert our elections.
June 24, 2017 21:45 UTC
Political parties want to hire agents to man each polling station in the General Elections. Since some polling stations have up to five streams, it means Jubilee’s planned number of agents may match NASA’s. As part of its five-agent team NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga Saturday said it would include a chairman, secretary, treasurer, and youth and women representatives. In Ghana NPP paid each of their 29,000 agents spread in all polling stations 150 Cedis (Sh3,450) which cumulatively adds to Sh104 million. NASA has been urging its supporters to stick around the polling stations after casting their ballots to guard the vote.
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| Updated Sun, June 25th 2017 at 00:00 GMT +3Health experts have warned that Kenya’s number one malaria treatment drug is no longer effective. Speaking at a forum in Arusha, Tanzania, the scientists said AL— the first line malaria medicine in Kenya—should be replaced with the second line drug called DP which previous studies have shown is more effective. But significantly was the introduction into the market of the malaria drug Duo Cotexin by Holley Cotec of China. Going by the scientific name Dihydroartemisinin/piperaquine or DP, the drug was soon to become the recommended second line drug in Kenya. “The study therefore recommends that DP, which is a second line drug, should be adopted as a first line drug,” says the statement.
June 24, 2017 20:03 UTC
This is the time when certain girls form the cool girls cliques based on looks, pedigree and popularity with boys. It is therefore a societal tragedy when the teenager, who is still a half-baked woman, a not quite formed adult, becomes a mother. Teenage girls who get pregnant in schools should be allowed back to school so that they can boost their confidence, so that they can raise their children better. Last I checked, it takes two to tango and so, these teenage girls must be making babies with men. Girls must be allowed to explore their full potential and should stay in school whether they have babies or not.
June 24, 2017 20:03 UTC
| Updated Sun, June 25th 2017 at 00:00 GMT +3Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho’s billboard along Mombasa-Malindi highway. Three Mombasa gubernatorial candidates Saturday claimed the county government has denied them permits to erect campaign billboards. He said an Independent senatorial candidate, Mr Jabess Oduor, has put up his billboards after meeting prerequisite terms of the firms. Speaking separately, the candidates claimed it was unfair for Governor Hassan Joho to put up his billboards while thwarting every effort of his competitors to promote theirs. Shahbal has condemned what he terms suppression by the county over the erecting of billboards and posters by candidates.
June 24, 2017 19:52 UTC
However, that journalists around the world are increasingly facing persecution and prosecution merely for doing their work is not a secret. WatchdogAccordingly, to investigate and report on the activities of various state officials is within the mandate of the media and journalists. Thus racketeering, bribery and corruption undermines the integrity of journalism and its ability to hold public officials and leaders to account and midwife change. Last year, UNESCO published a report titled ‘Supporting Safety of Journalists in Kenya: An assessment based on UNESCO’s Journalists’ Safety Indicators’ which argued that “Kenyan journalists face serious challenges in the course of their work ... . As a country that is interested in advancing constitutionalism and the rule of law, the arrest and prosecution (or maybe persecution!)
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| Updated Sun, June 25th 2017 at 00:00 GMT +3Participants during community dialogue session on extra-judicial killings at Shauri Moyo’s Young Men’s Christian Association hall in Nairobi. Years later, the grief of losing her 16-year-old son to a ruthless cop knows no composure, is boundless and is piercing.... inachoma! Achieng had been warned to take her son away from the estate but she had nowhere to go. ALSO READ: Man who killed nephew over burnt sufuria gets two years probation“All I want is his body to bury it. She said if Kenyans want to end police brutality, extra judicial killings and corruption, they must act.
June 24, 2017 19:30 UTC
About Sh791 million was illegally paid for the construction of the 3.5km Kibera roadDid taxpayers lose Sh20 billion in NYS scandal? Of that sum, slightly over Sh10 billion is directly traceable to NYS. She was also meant to benefit from the attempted theft of Sh695 million. The special audit noted that the money was fraudulently paid, between December 2014 and March 2015, to three suppliers whose site details were irregularly defined. According to the audit, inadequate controls over wage payments to youth working on NYS projects could have led to the funding of NYS operations using money held at the NYS Huduma Funds amounting to Sh55.7 million.
June 24, 2017 19:30 UTC