Kenya Prisons Service and the Ministry of Interior on Saturday announced new reporting dates for the constables who were successfully recruited. The @PrisonsKe wishes to announce that the reporting date for the recent (9th October, 2019) successful recruited Prisons Constables (Male & Female) has changed to the dates indicated below. pic.twitter.com/bxT7Vynw6U — Ministry of Interior (@InteriorKE) October 12, 2019The shortlisted applicants have been asked to report to Prisons Staff Training College in Ruiru, Kiambu County. The new reporting dates differ by region. Central, Nairobi, National Youth Service sportsmen and women candidates will report on October 31, 2019.
October 13, 2019 12:22 UTC
By COLLINS OMULOMore by this AuthorA section of Jubilee Party MPs has called on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to disqualify the Orange Democratic Movement candidate Imran Okoth from the November 7 Kibra parliamentary by-election. AdvertisementHe claimed the nominated legislator was misleading Kenyans that President Uhuru Kenyatta does not support Mr Mariga. The Lang'ata legislator said he will write to the IEBC to disqualify the ODM candidate over the violence. On his part, Mr Mariga called out on political leaders to stop using youths to mete out violence on their opponents. “The youths should not be used to unleash violence on opponents, violence never pays, I have forgiven those who attacked us,” said Mr Mariga.
October 13, 2019 12:00 UTC
According to Kithi sub-Location assistant chief Dickens Nyanguso, the suspect reported to be a Tanzanian must have fled the house at night after the fatal attack. “It is like she was killed at night then the suspect fled, we are yet to establish the motive of the killing,” said Nyanguso. For More of This and Other Stories, Grab Your Copy of the Standard Newspaper. Migori County police boss Joseph Nthenge said they have launched investigations into the motive of the attack and will soon arrest the suspect. SEE ALSO :Sugarcane farmers call off demoPolice have visited the scene and the body transferred to Migori County Referral Hospital mortuary.
October 13, 2019 11:48 UTC
Allies urge Muthama to ditch KalonzoFormer Machakos Senator Johnston Muthama, at his Office in Gigiri, Nairobi County. Former Machakos deputy governor Bernard Kiala said Wiper party could not guarantee aspirants of political offices fair and transparent nominations. “Wiper party messed up big time during nominations for 2017 general elections and we are watching them even now. Former MCA of Kola Ward Festus Ndeto told Muthama that he should seek an alternative political vehicle in his quest to become the next governor of Machakos. SEE ALSO :Johnstone Muthama: Row with former wife was politicalMuthama however tactfully avoided the debate when he rose to speak and vowed he will fight for his space within Wiper party.
October 13, 2019 11:48 UTC
By AGNES MAKHANDIAMore by this AuthorFor the second time, Kenya Volleyball Federation Organising Secretary Ismail Chege has been suspended from running the federation activities for two years. Chege was laid off his duties on Saturday during the KVF National Executive Committee meeting for reasons ranging from insubordination, misappropriation of funds, lack of interpersonal skills among other reasons. This is not the first time Chege has been suspended, in 2015 he was again suspended for alleged misappropriation of funds. A NEC official, who attended the meeting, but sought anonymity told Nation Sport that the suspension was long overdue. The official said they had received accusations and complaints from branch officials during the AGM that was held in July in Nairobi and left the NEC to make the decision.
October 13, 2019 11:03 UTC
Brexit talks with the European Union aimed at striking a last-minute divorce deal are getting serious, Britain said on Sunday, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepared to update his cabinet on the state of negotiations. Johnson is due to brief cabinet members on progress in those talks by conference call at around 1145 GMT. Ireland has proved the toughest issue in the Brexit talks: specifically how to prevent the British province of Northern Ireland becoming a backdoor into the EU's markets without having border controls. A vote is expected to take place in a rare Saturday session of parliament on Oct. 19. The DUP position is unclear, after the party's deputy leader Nigel Dodds said the mooted eleventh-hour solution to the deadlock over Brexit could not work.
October 13, 2019 10:52 UTC
The vehicle that belongs to NMOA Sacco was transporting a body and 32 mourners to Nyakach when the incident occurred. One of the mourners said that the vehicle overturned when the driver attempted to avoid a hole on the road. The police boss tied the accident to the ongoing road construction in the area which is complicating issues for motorists. He further added that the body was transferred to another vehicle after which the uninjured mourners proceeded with their journey as planned. The vehicle was towed to the Othoro Police Station by traffic officers who were on the ground.
October 13, 2019 10:30 UTC
The hunt for the killers of 10 security officers last Saturday has been extended to the Dadaab refugee camps. The 10 General Service Unit officers from HarHar GSU Camp died when their vehicle ran over an improvised explosive device suspected to have been planted by the al Shabaab militants between Liboi and Damajale. The officers were escorting one of their seniors headed to Liboi to be in charge while a colleague was on leave. Police suspect that the attack was planned and executed by the militants hiding in the greater Dadaab refugee camp with the help of local sympathisers. “We have told the government time and again to make this A3 security road all-weather.
October 13, 2019 10:18 UTC
Directorate of Criminal Investigations detectives have begun a probe into the circumstances leading to the death of a mother and her daughter when their car slid off the Likoni ferry. On Sunday, Likoni Police boss Benjamin Rotich said five people had recorded statements over the tragedy that led led to a public outcry over the poor state of ferries. "We have questioned five people and the probe will continue," he said. Among those questioned include a coxswain, two ferry staff who help directing vehicles inside the ferry and two guards from a private security firm. Kenya Ferry Services MD Bakari Gowa dismissed reports that he had been summoned to record a statement, but welcomed the investigations.
October 13, 2019 10:07 UTC
By AMINA WAKOMore by this AuthorThe Nairobi City County government did not produce supporting documents for the expenditure of more than Sh6 billion for the financial year ending June 2019. AdvertisementSimilarly, Sh421,287,000 was used by the county to pay for scholarships but has no supporting documents or even the list of the beneficiaries. DEPOSITSThe deposit is made to the county revenue account, upon which receipts are issued by the county revenue office after presenting bank pay-in slips. With all that system in place, City Hall paid a vendor Sh152,055,313 for purportedly collecting revenue for the county government. Notable is that the county did not prepare any financial statement for Nairobi City Liquor Licensing Board for two consecutive years.
October 13, 2019 10:07 UTC
Rampart Buffet: After a four-month renovation, the old Rampart Buffet has been replaced by the new Market Place Buffet, with action cooking stations and outdoor-patio dining. Located in the far northwest part of the valley, the Rampart offers one of the few Las Vegas buffets with an ongoing Hawaiian specialty night, which runs on Wednesdays. Work on the future home of the Las Vegas Raiders is scheduled to be completed in time for the start of the 2020 season. Despite the name appearing on the main marquee, however, the new brand won’t be officially launched as OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas until the end of the year. For more information about current Las Vegas shows, buffets, coupons, and good deals, go to LasVegasAdvisor.com.
October 13, 2019 10:07 UTC
The Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) has announced a three-day recruitment exercise set to begin on October 28, 2019. An advertisement on the KDF website and Twitter handle indicates that the deadline for application is November 7. KDF will be hiring cadets, general duty recruits, constables, medical officers, pharmacists, nursing officers and dentists during the exercise. There also vacancies for specialist officers in cyber security/digital forensic/IT, engineers, journalists, lawyers, physical training, finance/accounting, statistics and hospitality management/catering. BRIBERYThe KDF has warned members of the public not to engage in any bribery or corruption act during the exercise.
October 13, 2019 09:56 UTC
QamishliFamilies of Islamic State (IS) group members escaped a displacement camp in northern Syria where a Turkish offensive against Kurdish forces has sparked fierce fighting, Kurdish authorities said Sunday. "Some were able to escape after bombardments that targeted" the camp, the statement added. OVER 100"More than 100 people, women and children," fled the camp in Ain Issa, a camp official told AFP, requesting anonymity. AdvertisementThe Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor confirmed that "around 100" foreign women and children from families of IS members escaped, without specifying their nationalities. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), who control territory in northern Syria, were the main partner on the ground in the US-led campaign against IS.
October 13, 2019 09:33 UTC
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday sent condolences to the families who lost their loved ones following an IED attack on GSU officers in Daadab, Garissa county. The 10 officers from the Harhar General Service Unit (GSU) Camp were killed at Degow on the road between Liboi and Damajale close to the Kenya-Somalia border when their vehicle ran over an Improvised Explosive Device during a routine security patrol. "The President sends his heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the families of the departed Officers and assures them of government support during this difficult period of mourning," a statement sent by State House spokesperson Kanze Dena read. "The President sends a strong reminder to all misguided elements out to compromise the safety and security of Kenyans across the country that the government and the people of Kenya will never succumb to their cowardly terrorist actions."
October 13, 2019 09:00 UTC
11 police officers killed in a deadly blast in Liboi as reinforcement is sent thereThe remains of police vehicle after the Liboi IED attack in Garissa County. It marked the latest incident to affect security personnel operating in the region. More than 30 have been killed this year alone in separate such incidents in attacks staged by the terror group. Garissa Governor Ali Korane condemned the incident as the killing of our security officers by the enemies of humanity. "Saddened by the news of the death of 10 police officers killed in an IED attack along Liboi-Damajale road, Garissa County.
October 13, 2019 08:48 UTC