EACC officers raid Governor Waititu's homes in graft probe at Kiambu CountyKiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu. Anti-graft agency detectives Thursday morning raided the Nairobi and Kiambu homes of Governor Ferdinand Waititu in probe into claims of corruption at Kiambu County.The officers went to Waititu’s homes in Runda, Kiambu, Garden estate and Thika where they ransacked for documents. The officers said they would later take the Governor, his wife and daughter to Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission offices at Integrity Centre for questioning over claims of graft. SEE ALSO :Waititu unveils Sh200 million kitty to drive start-upsOfficials said apart from Waititu, 15 other county officials were targeted and their homes raided in the probe. Waititu did not accompany President Uhuru Kenyatta when he toured projects in Redhill area, Kiambu County.
May 23, 2019 04:49 UTC
Good morning,The government is facing a dilemma over lack of tutors for six new subjects, including foreign languages, to be rolled out in grade four next year. The Star has established that the government's push to introduce foreign languages-Arabic, French, Chinese and German-could be jolted amid revelations there are no teachers.
May 23, 2019 04:29 UTC
Theresa May is continuing to face pressure from her own MPs to resign after one of her senior ministers quit the cabinet. The Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom, stepped down on Wednesday night over the PM's Brexit policy. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday night, Mrs Leadsom said Mrs May's new Brexit plan had "elements I cannot support, that aren't Brexit". Mrs Leadsom was set to announce when the prime minister's Withdrawal Agreement Bill - the legislation needed to implement the agreement between the UK and EU - would be introduced to Parliament. Mrs May survived a no-confidence vote of Conservative MPs in December.Under existing rules, she cannot be challenged again until December this year.
May 23, 2019 04:18 UTC
KTN News May 23,2019View More on News CentreEACC Spokesman Yassin Amaro says the officers are searching the homes in Runda and Garden estate. Amaro says the investigation touch on various issues related to corruption and that the Governor will be taken to EACC for questioning.
May 23, 2019 04:18 UTC
Has Ian Wright just leaked Arsenal's new kits? The former Arsenal forward posted the below image of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang seemingly wearing the new home and away kits respectively. The majority of Arsenal fans who have seen the kits are hoping they are genuine, judging by the response on social media. The strip draws inspiration from the 'bruised banana' kit from 1991 - which Wright himself wore during his playing days at Arsenal. The Gunners confirmed back in 2018 that Adidas would take over from Puma as their official kit supplier from 2019/20.
May 23, 2019 03:56 UTC
India's Modi takes early lead as counting of 600 million votes beginsElection staff members count votes at a vote counting centre in Mumbai, India, May 23, 2019. Official data from India’s Election Commission showed the BJP ahead in 101 seats, with the main opposition Congress Party ahead in 40. Modi was under pressure when he began campaigning, losing three state elections in December amid rising anger over farm prices and unemployment. “National security became the discussion,” said Harsh Pant, a political analyst at the Observer Research Foundation think tank in New Delhi. “The longer election certainly helps Modi: he loves contact with the people,” Pant said.
May 23, 2019 03:56 UTC
Mr Waititu has also been questioned over his recent property acquisitions, including that of a building located within Nairobi’s central business district. By HARRY MISIKOMore by this AuthorDetectives from the anti-corruption watchdog on Thursday morning raided the homes of Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu in Runda and Garden Estate, Nairobi. The detectives who are investigating alleged corruption in the county that borders the capital Nairobi were searching for documents relating to contracts issued by Mr Waititu’s administration. But in videos posted online by his supporters, Mr Waititu claims the investigations are politically influenced. And as some officers ransacked Mr Waititu’s Runda home, a separate team was camping at another residence at Bellcrest Gardens on Githunguri Road in Kileleshwa.
May 23, 2019 03:45 UTC
The fight for resources by Somali leaders has put Kenya’s interests at risk, with the Somali Parliament pushing for the withdrawal of the Kenya Defence Forces. Somalia’s top hierarchy for the last couple of years has tactfully been using other foreign countries, its Parliament and the executive to isolate and reclaim what belongs to Kenya. Fahad Yasin, the chief spy of Somalia, led the negotiating team. He has a Kenyan passport that the Kenyan security agencies established he uses to travel across the world. In a protest letter yesterday, the Somali government reaffirmed its commitment to maintaining friendly relations with its Kenyan counterpart, saying it will continue to welcome Kenyan citizens and government officials to Somalia.
The civil society has asked the government to ensure that money allocated to orphans and vulnerable children reaches children’s homes. The government is expected to disburse additional Sh8.4 billion for orphans and vulnerable children this financial year. That's why the council is not able to extend much to children’s homes,” Ndung'u said. The council allocates some funds to children's homes in critical need. DUMPSITESThe charity said children’s homes are used as dumpsites by courts and children officers who do not conduct any follow-ups on the welfare of the children.
Deputy President William Ruto has told his allies planning to impeach powerful Interior CS Fred Matiang'i to abandon the idea. The Star has established that on Tuesday night the DP told his troops to drop their bid to remove Matiang'i. Matiang'i has been elevated as the 'first among ministers', a move seen to be an attempt to cut Ruto down to size. However, National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale said there is no plan in the National Assembly to censure Matiang'i. “Our advice is that they (the opposition) should not politicise and drag people’s names, including that of CS Matiang'i, into the ongoing gold scam investigations,” he said.
The National Police Service has never been short of rogue elements ever ready to abuse and misuse their powers. They have provoked the fury of the Kenya Union of Clinical Officers because thuggish officers threaten the tranquil professional atmosphere in which health workers struggle to save lives. The union went public after a Vihiga county stormed a hospital last Wednesday and confronted a medic while brandishing a pistol. He demanded a clinical report about his girlfriend, hospitalised after a domestic scuffle, be handed over. Remember that in 2018 rogue officers wounded a mechanic in Eastleigh and when he was rushed to hospital, the police forced staff to hand him over.
Lawyers of suspects in a Sh3.5 million theft case on Wednesday refused to cross-examine a prosecution witness despite a magistrate urging that they do so. The document is a single three-page form that you can read and cross-examine the witness. I, therefore, deny you an adjournment," Ambasi told lawyers Mutegi Mugambi and Erick Nyadimo for an Administration Police officer and two co-accused. But lawyers Mugambi and Nyadimo did not cross-examine him arguing that the prosecution did not supply them with the forensic examiner’s document. The lawyers said they will appeal Ambasi's ruling in the High Court and asked for a copy of the ruling.
A company has moved to court, accusing Meru Senator Mithika Linturi of fraudulently receiving Sh50 million through an arbitration process. In an application before the court, Baron Estates Ltd alleges that Linturi and his wife Emily Nkirote used Atticon Ltd to obtain the money without the consent of the board of directors. Barons Estates wants the court to stop all proceedings in the arbitration of Atticon Limited and Ushindi Credit Limited Versus Pesa Print Limited presided over by Sole Arbitrator John Ohaga. Barons also wants to be enjoined in the matter, arguing that the case will directly and adversely affect their operations and interests. Director Collins Ng’etich claims that Linturi and Nkirote were not directors of Atticon and had no right to approach arbitration on behalf of the company.
A 47-year-old grandfather will on Thursday be arraigned at Milimani law courts for defiling his 13-year-old granddaughter in Kibra, Nairobi. A statement recorded at Kilimani police station Children’s Desk says the minor was regularly defiled between 7pm and 10pm when the grandmother was away. My father died but I don’t know where my mother went,” the girl told police. She told police the grandfather defiled her last Sunday evening after attending prayers at a mosque. “It is very overwhelming because young girls are being defiled and young boys are sodomised.
Kenya’s new mortgage refinancing company aims to raise Sh5 billion in the capital markets in the next year or two. Kenya Mortgage Refinance Company (KMRC) was set up to help many would-be homeowners who struggle to secure a mortgage. KMRC is intended to provide affordable houses by making it easier for banks to access long-term finance for home loans. “Housing mortgage finance in Kenya remains below its potential,” Kenyatta said during the launch of KMRC. Total outstanding mortgage debt stood at Sh223 billion in 2017 (2.7 per cent of GDP), according to Central Bank data.