KCB Group received loan applications totally Sh268 million from individuals and groups keen on mitigating environmental risks in their business operations. The amount accounts for 70 per cent of the lender’s loan book which stood at Sh385.7 billionIn a press statement, the bank said it is planning to channel more green funds in micro-lending to further deepen its contribution towards reducing the impact of climate change. KCB Group chief executive Joshua Oigara (pictured), said businesses with effective strategies towards reducing environmental impact in their operations would be better positioned to benefit from the bank’s green financing initiative. The lender announced it is planning to partner with other industry players to raise green bonds in addition to the one launched by the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) and the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) in April this year. The lender said it is also looking at raising funds from the Global Climate Fund.
The Supreme Court has 14 days to determine a presidential elections petition, which must be filed by close of business on Friday. By PATRICK LANG'ATMore by this AuthorPreparations for the swearing-in of President Uhuru Kenyatta for a second term have now been halted after Nasa co-principal Raila Odinga said he will challenge his election at the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has 14 days to determine a presidential elections petition, which must be filed by close of business on Friday. ATTORNEY GENERALThe assumption of office committee also has the Attorney-General, the Cabinet Secretary under whose docket the registration of persons and immigration falls. Also in the team are principal secretaries whose functions cover security, finance, foreign affairs, Information, Communication and Technology, constitutional affairs, Cabinet office, local government, and culture and social services.
IEBC confirmed the detention of Dr Akombe but appeared to downplay the incident, terming it “a delay”. It took the intervention of the US embassy in Nairobi to have Dr Akombe released from custody. Dr Akombe was reportedly prevented from boarding a KLM flight to New York on Tuesday night. Dr Akombe was reportedly prevented from boarding a KLM flight to New York on Tuesday night. It took the intervention of the US embassy in Nairobi to have Dr Akombe released from custody.
They have many questions whose answers are buried in the labyrinth of IEBC self-propelled technology that unconvincingly projected and produced winners. What then do you make of text that was pasted on the IEBC website without conforming picture images? However, the IEBC instead broadcast illegitimate bulk county totals when the law demands it broadcasts constituency tallies in Form 34B. Form 34B tells you the total number of registered voters, votes cast, spoiled ballots; IEBC officials and agents' names, signatures and ID numbers. This fact alone lends credence to claims that the bulk county numbers on the IEBC website weren’t generated from the IEBC server but from an interception.
In 2013, Mr Odinga, then as now the opposition leader, filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the election of President Kenyatta. “We had said we shall not go to court,” Mr Odinga said, when he finally made his long awaited statement on Wednesday. In 2013, Mr Odinga, then as now the opposition leader, filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the election of President Kenyatta. “We have decided to move to the Supreme Court despite the history and other recent circumstances. They cooked numbers to the extent that vote tallies often surpassed registered voters in polling stations,” Mr Odinga said.
| Published Thu, August 17th 2017 at 00:08, Updated August 17th 2017 at 00:09 GMT +3Nancy Masara with her triplets at the Pandya Memorial Hospital in Mombasa yesterday where they are being detained over a Sh2 million bill. [Mkamburi Mwawasi, Standard]Triplets born prematurely and their mother have been detained by a Mombasa hospital over a Sh2 million medical bill. The babies Patience, Esther and Samuel are currently at Pandya Hospital in Mombasa as their peasant parents are unable to raise the money. Yesterday, the nurse in charge at the hospital confirmed that the triplets weighing 1.1, 1.6 and 1.7 kilogrammes will be released once the bill is settled. Masara also said she had been visiting the Pandya Hospital for clinics and was paying Sh10,000 every month for four months.
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And for the torture he underwent at the hands of state agents, multiparty crusader and veteran politician Kenneth Matiba will now be paid Sh504 million by the state. The compensation, the highest paid so far to a Kenyan torture victim, was awarded yesterday by Supreme Court judge Isaac Lenaola — then handling the case at the High Court. Lenaola said Matiba had proved great violations were meted out to him by state agents before he was released from detention on June 4, 1991. “Real justice can be expensive and nothing in compensation can return Kenneth Stanley Jindo Matiba to the sprightly and fit man that he was before his detention,” Justice Lenaola ruled. For the torture and inhuman treatment at the hands of state agents, the judge awarded Matiba Sh15 million.
So the Sarahah App is the latest trend across the world, with people engaging in anonymous conversation on different social media platforms. Bright said, "The situation can get really bad, I mean really bad. People are actually conforming to this app and things can get really bad because there are social predators." Philip Ogola added, "I think this app gives you a false sense of anonymity. But I would tell people to be very careful when using this app, because someone somewhere has that database and there is no privacy."
Radio Jambo's breakfast co-host Jacob 'Ghost' Mulee, a lover of wildlife, has raised concern about the effect of the SGR on the animals in the Nairobi National Park. In his recent trip to the park, the radio presenter chanced upon lions mating. Tourists stopped by the scene not only to see how lions mate but to learn more about the big cats. Established in 1946, the park brings out the beauty of the city and attracts millions of tourists annually. "The SGR has already affected the animals, they look confused by the noise of the train.
Plastic bags are causing more harm than good to Kenya’s economy, the Vision 2030 Secretariat has said. A ban on light-weight bags goes into effect on August 28. He said the government would rather allocate resources at a national level to something else that can create jobs sustainably. “Tourism is very important in the Kenyan economy and no one wants to go to a national park, where plastic are floating around,” he said. Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore said the company is using woven natural fibre bags as alternatives to plastic.
A top intelligence officer ordered the detention of IEBC commissioner Roselyn Akombe at JKIA on Tuesday night on suspicion she was fleeing the country. This was after the officer realised Akombe had failed to adhere to travel protocol required of holders of diplomatic passports. As a commissioner of an independent commission and going out for official duties, Akombe was required to travel on her diplomatic passport. This caused suspicion, prompting an NIS officer on duty to ask Immigration officers to demand travel clearance from Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua. IEBC communications manager Andrew Limo said JKIA officials were unaware that Akombe is an independent commissioner and demanded clearance.
Jubilee Party and NASA are set to present a fresh list of candidates to be nominated to the East African Legislative Assembly. EALA was to be inaugurated on June 4 but it has been delayed after the two leading coalitions disagreed over the election procedure. Yesterday, former National Assembly majority leader Aden Duale said the shortlisting and interviewing of the fresh candidates will be among the first business of the 12th Parliament once it convenes next week. We have new members and therefore the whole process will have to start afresh. ODM had earlier picked party National Elections Board chairperson Judy Pareno, Abubakar Zein and Ronald Ngeny.
Local mobile phone service providers should not share their network infrastructure as this discourages competition, the GSM Association has advised. In a report dubbed GSMA Wholesale Open Access Network, the association argues the implementation of a single wholesale network is a recipe for slow progress on network coverage. According to this report, only Rwanda, out of the five countries that originally considered implementing network infrastructure sharing, has rolled out a network. The association has instead urged the government to support the ability of mobile operators to enter into infrastructure sharing agreements on a voluntary basis. Last year, the Altán consortium won a bid from the government to build the Wholesale LTE network.
NASA leader Raila Odinga made a U-turn yesterday, announcing he would challenge President Uhuru Kenyatta's victory by going to the Supreme Court. We will not accept and move on,” Raila told a press conference at his office in Lavington. Flanked by his co-principals Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi and tens of MP- elects, Raila said that in many polling stations, vote tallies surpassed registered voters. This will be the second time rivalry between Raila and Uhuru will spill into the Supreme Court. Without stating the game plan if he fails in court, Raila said NASA supporters and leaders “will not accept and move on”.
However, month-on -month cash inflows sent by Kenyans living abroad dropped 4.10 per cent to $154.88 million (Sh16.07 billion) in June from $161.50 million (Sh16.76 billion) in May. The CBK data shows the USA and Canada accounted for most of the cash received from Kenyans living and working abroad at an average of 48.53 per cent. Europe accounted for 32.58 per cent of diaspora remittance while the rest of the world contributed 18.9 per cent. Analysts at Standard Investment Bank and Stanbic Bank earlier on predicted an increase in diaspora inflows in the run-up to elections with stagnation in remittance during the actual election month. The Kenya Investment Authority says diaspora remittance, which has remained the country’s largest source of foreign exchange over the past three years, has been largely driven by investment in property and real estate development.