"We are just so happy that things are finally going to change," Togo Ndhlalambi, 32, a hairdresser, said. "I am so happy that Mugabe is gone, 37 years under a dictatorship is not a joke," said Tinashe Chakanetsa, 18. PORTRAIT SMASHED"It's shocking, that guy (was) powerful, very powerful," said Barber Wright Chirombe, one of those who joined the euphoric street celebrations. Today is the start of hoping that things will get back to normal." Leah Macharaga, 37, was born in 1980, the same year that Mugabe came to power.
November 21, 2017 17:26 UTC
ALSO READ: Alfred Mutua loses round one of election case against his victoryThis is after the team of lawyers led by Waweru Gatonye representing the governor withdrew from the case. “A complaint against the election of the governor is essentially against the deputy governor as the IEBC does not conduct separate election for the two positions. If the petitioner does not contest the election of the DG, the petitioner cannot sustain a petition against the Governor,” argued Mutua in the dismissed application. The case is set to continue on November 30, 2017 after Governor Mutua requested for time to hire a new legal team. ALSO READ: Governor Mutua, MCAs clash over vetting
November 21, 2017 17:26 UTC
By ABIUD OCHIENGMore by this AuthorNasa leader Raila Odinga has lost a bid to have Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru directed to provide information on her lifestyle. “I am satisfied that Ms Waiguru responded to the interrogatories in accordance with the law,” Justice Sergon said. NYS MONEYIn objecting to answer some questions in the court papers, Ms Waiguru, through her lawyer, said they were unnecessary and unreasonable. The two leaders are seeking to rely on court papers filed by Ms Waiguru as a defence in the suit. “Initially, Ms Waiguru had publicly denied that money had been lost in the Ministry of Devolution and at NYS.
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By MARY WAMBUIMore by this AuthorThe main suspects in the Sh50 million KCB Thika branch heist gave fake identification details to the landlord when they rented stalls adjacent to the bank in June, it has emerged. PLOTPolice officers in Thika remained non-committal on whether three people arrested on Monday would be charged in court on Wednesday. The cameras will facilitate a 24-hour surveillance of sensitive institutions such as banks, Rev Kariuki said. At some point in the evening, a grader was seen unearthing a part of the gate as part of police investigations. “Had CCTV cameras been installed around town, the police would have noticed suspicious activities going on and would have averted the heist,” the reverend added.
November 21, 2017 17:15 UTC
By PATRICK LANG'ATMore by this AuthorKenya was on Tuesday caught in a diplomatic storm following claims that it was soliciting congratulatory messages from foreign countries after the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta. The apparent endorsement of Mr Kenyatta broke ranks with other western countries that harbour concerns about the manner of Mr Kenyatta’s victory. UNSOLICITEDBut Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Monica Juma said that the congratulatory messages were coming in on their own, unsolicited. Essentially, these congratulatory messages are normally channelled through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,” State House Spokesman Manoah Esipisu told journalists during a press briefing at noon on Tuesday. Mr Odinga, in his 10-day visit to the United States that ended on Monday, had stirred up the congratulatory messages discussion, saying western nations that support democracy should not congratulate President Kenyatta.
November 21, 2017 17:15 UTC
By NYABOGA KIAGEMore by this AuthorBy ELGAR MACHUKAMore by this AuthorChildren in Kenya are fed the best diets in Africa, according to a World Health Organization report. DIETThe proportion of children of ages 6-23 months who received a minimum acceptable diet is available for 32 countries for the period between 2010 and 2015. According to WHO, the average consumption of the minimum acceptable diet is 8.6 per cent. The WHO and its partners are exploring possible approaches to obtaining nationally representative data for minimum acceptable diet in all countries. OVERWEIGHTA number of overweight children in Africa increased by more than 50 per cent this year .
November 21, 2017 16:52 UTC
| Published Wed, November 22nd 2017 at 00:00, Updated November 21st 2017 at 23:45 GMT +3Former Nairobi gubernatorial candidate Miguna Miguna has blasted President Uhuru Kenyatta ahead of his swearing-in scheduled to take place on Tuesday next week. He said that the Supreme Court decision was final and the Government should block the NASA brigade from their plan. He pointed out that the law was very clear on who should swear in the President on Tuesday, November 28. The Supreme Court unanimously upheld the re-election of Uhuru paving way for his swearing in for second term in office. This time, the court unanimously upheld President Uhuru’s re-election throwing out the petitions on grounds that they were not merited.
November 21, 2017 16:52 UTC
The woman was raped inside her M-Pesa shop at Shauri Moyo on Jogoo Road by five men who were part of riotous mobs. At her workplace in Burma Market, on Jogoo Road, fellow traders whose businesses were vandalised were slowly rebuilding. The woman’s M-Pesa shop was still closed, with a gaping incision indicating where the hooligans cut through to get inside. JUSTICEMeanwhile, traders at Burma Market on Tuesday demanded justice for their colleague and arrest of the rapists. “We lost around Sh20 million,” Mr Peter Kimani, the chairman of Burma Market, said.
November 21, 2017 16:41 UTC
By KEVIN MWANZAMore by this AuthorThe International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cautioned that Kenya’s rising debt needs to be contained to avoid vulnerabilities to the economy from unforeseen shocks. IMF Resident Representative in Kenya Jan Mikkelsen on Tuesday said that while the economy had shown resilience to drought and prolonged electioneering this year, the rising public debt was a concern and needs to be checked to avoid dragging down the economy in future. LOANSKenya’s public debt has been on an upward trend in recent years, rising to Sh4.4 trillion by the end of September from less than a trillion shillings in mid-2014. The fiscal deficit was at 7.9 per cent from a previous forecast of 6.2 per cent. The official said an IMF mission would visit Nairobi in mid-December to review its programmes with the government.
November 21, 2017 16:30 UTC
By KENNEDY KIMANTHIMore by this AuthorThe government will spend close to Sh5 billion in a multipronged initiative to improve the country’s food and nutrition security. The five-year programme seeks options that increase food availability and promote greater access to adequate and nutritious food, therefore improving livelihoods. Apart from the mandatory maize flour fortification, the Agriculture ministry is in talks with millers to start blending different kinds of flours to provide food that has all rounded ingredients. Agriculture Secretary Anne Onyango said her ministry is focusing on developing strategies of increasing food production, strengthening distribution and marketing systems, and developing reliable storage systems. She spoke during the ongoing National Agrinutrition Conference in Nairobi, where she represented Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett.
November 21, 2017 16:17 UTC
By KITSEPILE NYATHIMore by this AuthorZimbabweans Tuesday broke into song and dance after President Robert Mugabe resigned, forestalling a motion of impeachment against him. Car horns blared and cheering crowds raced through the streets of the Zimbabwean capital Harare Tuesday as news spread that President Mugabe, 93, had resigned. IMPEACHMENTParliament had earlier on Tuesday began impeachment proceedings against President Mugabe as pressure mounted on the veteran ruler to relinquish power. President Mugabe has been under house arrest since November 14 when the military seized control of government. The charges against President Mugabe included that “he is of advanced age and no longer has physical capacity to run the country”.
November 21, 2017 16:02 UTC
By FRED MUKINDAMore by this AuthorTwo people who were marking lanes between Safari Park and Homeland hotels along Thika Road have died after a car knocked them down. Road users complained of a huge gridlock on the busy highway. The 50-kilometre road, one of the country’s most significant infrastructure projects, has had a significant impact on the economy. However, statistics from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) show that the road registers the second highest number of deaths through accidents after the Nairobi-Mombasa highway. One of the most recent deadly accidents occurred near the Roasters bus stage on September 6, when 10 people died.
November 21, 2017 15:45 UTC
By RICHARD MUNGUTIMore by this AuthorThe High Court has stopped the National Police Service from completing the construction of a police station on an alleged grabbed parcel of land in Narok County. Justice Mohammed Kullow on Tuesday ordered that Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet, the Narok OCPD and Attorney-General Githu Muigai halt the construction of the police station until a case filed over the matter is heard and determined. “The OCPD Narok is brandishing state power to encroach, trespass and take possession of the petitioner’s land unlawfully and unconstitutionally,” Mr Koceyo told the judge on Tuesday. SOLUTIONThe lawyer said all attempts by Mr Ntutu to resolve the matter amicably have been unsuccessful. Mr Koceyo urged the judge to intervene and protect Mr Ntutu’s property from wanton destruction.
November 21, 2017 15:33 UTC
| Published Tue, November 21st 2017 at 18:11, Updated November 21st 2017 at 20:58 GMT +3You will not have to re-sit your final year of primary and secondary education if you missed Kenya certificate of primary education (KCPE) or secondary education (KCSE) examinations as is the norm. This is after President Uhuru Kenyatta directed the Education ministry to set special supplementary examinations for students who had difficulties sitting the examinations during the normal calendar. In 2017 1,003,556 candidates registered for KCPE with only 993,718 eventually sitting the examinations. This is as the selection for secondary school for pupils who received their 2017 KCPE examination results will be done in two weeks. ALSO READ: 2017 KCPE milestones
November 21, 2017 15:22 UTC
Celebrations were delayed in most Elgeyo Marakwet schools following troubles with the SMS query service for KCPE tests. Jacob Toroitich, head teacher Sacred Heart of Jesus Academy in Iten, said they were forced to use Airtel following the delays. "We have tried to query the results through Safaricom but we have not received the results," he said. At nearby Salaba Academy, anxious parents turned up to wait for the results following the delay. She said results of only two candidates who scored 414 and 407 marks had been received through the SMS service.
November 21, 2017 15:11 UTC