It might also shed light into how KRA officials and employees collude with companies to evade tax. During the court case, some KRA officials were concerned that Darasa Investment had insider information in its bid to evade paying Sh2.5 billion tax. It might also shed light into how KRA officials and employees collude with companies to evade tax. BILLIONAIREDuring the court case, some KRA officials were concerned that Darasa Investment had insider information in its bid to evade paying Sh2.5 billion tax – an issue that the EACC will be investigating. At the High Court, KRA lost its bid to levy the Sh2.5 billion tax with Justice Eric Ogola saying that the sugar imported by Darasa Investment Ltd was entitled to be cleared duty-free.
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This is a two way flow of value comprising of an inward and outward flow. You need to be constantly alert to evaluate if your circle of value is shrinking or expanding. PRESENCEWhen your circle of value shrinks, your ideas no longer matter and your voice is no longer sought after. Your relevance comes from the value you bring and the value you bring will come from the quality of your ideas. When the inward flow of your circle of value increases then you will be strategically positioned to expand the outward flow.
By EDITORIALMore by this AuthorDebate has started in earnest over review of the Constitution to align it with emerging socio-economic and political realities. At least three petitions have been made to Parliament to consider initiating a process of constitutional review. In turn, politicians have been seized of the matter and started discussions outside the House. REVIEWHowever, the ruling Jubilee Party is dismissive of the proposals to reform the Constitution, arguing the document remains solid and warrants no alterations. After eight years of implementation, the Constitution is ripe for an audit, a fact its framers were pretty alive to.
I love listening to music, but I can’t sing a single note without making the frogs in the nearby swamp cringe. Singer/songwriter Bob Dylan won the Nobel for, allegedly, “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”. The man is best known in Kenya for his song, "Blowin’ in the Wind", released a year after our independence. The Pulitzer is a strictly American prize which recognises excellence in journalism, both print and online, fiction, poetry and editorial writing. There is no earthly reason why, beside miserliness, they cannot fund an award scheme which will benefit this country’s budding Kendrick Lamars.
By Dr OUMA OLUGAMore by this AuthorThis week the World Bank Group is hosting UHC Financing Forum in Washington, DC. Back home, doctors are holding conferences to discuss healthcare financing towards universal health coverage. We have now become accustom to the new buzz word in healthcare: PPPs. More often, it is the answer thrown around to the question about infrastructural and healthcare financing. CORRUPTIONSecondly, in healthcare, PPPs are conduits for corruption or awarding tenders to companies that are aligned to politicians.
By AFPMore by this AuthorNEW YORKAvicii, one of the world's most successful DJs who helped lead the global boom in electronic music, died Friday in Oman, his representative said. Two years after his unusually early retirement, the Swedish DJ was found dead on a visit to the Gulf kingdom's capital Muscat, a statement said without specifying a cause. "It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii," his management said. Avicii was among the first DJs to break through in the mainstream as electronic dance music grew over the past decade from nightclubs to Top 40 radio. In 2016, Avicii stunned fans by announcing his retirement when he was just 26, saying that he wanted to leave the high-flying electronic music lifestyle.
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[Photo: Courtesy]Swedish DJ and record producer Avicii, one of the biggest stars of electronic dance music (EDM) in Europe, was found dead on Friday afternoon in Muscat, Oman, his U.S. publicist said. Avicii, whose real name is Tim Bergling, was 28. "It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii," publicist Diana Baron said in a statement. Avicii, known for hits like "Wake Me Up" and "Hey Brother," announced in 2016 that he was retiring from touring. Avicii won a number of American Music Awards, Billboard music awards and MTV Europe Music awards for his EDM work.
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ANC vows to work around the clock to resolve political impasse in MahikengA protester in Mahikeng has warned that if President Cyril Ramaphosa doesn't act radically, government buildings could burn. (Iavan Pijoos, News24)The ANC has vowed to try and resolve the political impasse that has seen violence erupt around Mahikeng, in the North West as calls for embattled Premier Supra Mahumapelo's removal gain momentum. ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe addressed the media just after 19:00 reassuring them that President Cyril Ramaphosa would address the nation as soon as meetings had concluded. The meeting is expected to continue till late as Ramaphosa, other top six officials and National Executive committee members try to intervene in the political impasse. READ: Ramaphosa cuts short UK visit to resolve Mahikeng chaosHe said the various structures had already begun raising their issues.
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A private organization has partnered with the Community in Likia-Mau forest to plant over 300,000 indigenous trees, a move that will reverse environmental degradation by doubling forest cover. The tree planting exercise which began on Friday last week will is an ongoing activity until 100 hectares of forest cover is met. The exercise is part of a campaign launched by Environment CS Keriako Tobiko that seeks to increase forest cover to 10 percent by 2022. According to the 2015 National forest policy, the current forest cover in Kenya is 6.9 percent which is below the constitutional requirement of ten percent. Likia Forest is situated along the Njoro – Mau Narok Road some 15 km from Mau Narok town.
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Deputy President William Ruto has urged leaders along the Kerio Valley to use cultural exchange programmes to preach peace and reconciliation among communities living in the region. Ruto said communities in the valley of Turkana; West Pokot, Baringo and Samburu Counties could use cultural festivities to preach peaceful coexistence among themselves and with their neighbours. Speaking during the Turkana Cultural Festival held in Lodwar town on Friday, Ruto urged leaders and residents in the region to use the positive part of their culture for peace and harmonious relations. Ruto assured communities along the Kerio Valley that the Government will ensure peace and stability prevailed in the area at all times. He said it is through teamwork and unity that challenges of insecurity along the Kerio valley could be solved.
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Barden is busy scooping soil from his farm carpeted with green gram crop just as he checks the soil moisture level. “When I came here, my mind was set that I will grow crops using conservation agriculture methods because the area receives little rainfall but has fertile soils,” he says. Thereafter, one digs the holes for planting seeds or first tills the land using chisel ploughing to a depth of 20cm before he makes planting holes. He notes conservation agriculture can also be used in regions that receive high rainfall with farmers taking advantage of this to plant twice. His prowess in the farming has landed him a new title – conservation farming ambassador.
The DPP Noordin Haji on Friday recommended charges against two rugby players accused of raping a lady in early February at an apartment in Kilimani, Nairobi. This followed the handing of an investigative report by detectives who took up the case after the lady made the allegations against suspects on social media. The lady revealed the alleged ordeal on her Instagram page and named Frank Wanyama, a Harlequins Rugby Club player, and one of his colleagues as the perpetrators. Detectives noted in their report that the players admitted having sex with the complainant but that it was consensual. Read: DPP probes rape claims against two rugby playersClick here for the latest political news
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By SATURDAY NATION TEAMMore by this AuthorFishy cross border trade hurts tradersFish traders in Busia have cried foul over unfair competition from their Ugandan counterparts. She added some fish is smuggled through the border and is therefore not inspected by the health officers in Busia. The expo was organised by World Fish, an NGO, running the Fish Trade Project. Project manager Idris Ali said the initiative aims at addressing challenges in the fish trade across borders in Africa. Ugandan chairman of Busia Cross Border Traders Association Patrick Kenyatta called on both governments and other stakeholders to sensitise traders on harmonised business relationships.
He speaks on opportunities in agribusiness that local farmers can exploreThe country’s full potential in agribusiness to an extent remains untapped. Dutch investors are willing to invest and advance our country’s agribusiness sector. Which are the best agribusinesses to engage in, especially for the youth? What is your organisation all about and how does it work in building those seeking to engage in agribusiness? Changemaker International is based in The Hague, Netherlands and it basically works in creating change in the agribusiness sector by connecting prospective agribusinesses with markets and investors globally.
We find him using a sprayer pump to water the mushroom crop that he has planted on shelves and polythene bags. They visited two farmers to learn the practical aspect of mushroom farming and its profitability. We managed to raise money to enable each one of us start their individual farms, but we have still retained the joint farm,” Mukirai says. He is attending to his mushroom crop which is currently at the incubation stage. But its not all rosy, mushroom farming has challenges, with the main one being that the crops sometimes are attracted by flies or rodents.