President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday signed into law the Supplementary Appropriation Bill to release funds for government expenditure for the financial year that is ending June 30. The law mandates the National Treasury to release Shs 161 billion from the Consolidated Fund to various government departments. The funds are categorised into recurrent expenditure which totals to Shs 107.5 billion and development expenditure that totals to Sh53.7 billion respectively. The Appropriation Act authorises among other things the release of Shs 8 billion for settlement of pending Government bills. The State Department of University Education will receive Shs 5.3 billion while the State Department of Vocational and Technical Training will receive Shs 2.6 billion.The Teachers Service Commission was allocated Shs 14.1 billion while the State Department of Housing was allocated Shs 7.8 billion and Shs 4.1 billion will go to the State Department of Health.
June 18, 2019 17:46 UTC
By AFPMore by this AuthorMOGADISHUAuthorities in the breakaway territory of Somaliland on Tuesday closed two private television channels after accusing them of inciting violence, a station manager and a press rights group said. Police shuttered Horyaal 24TV and Eryal TV channels in the capital Hargeisa, Mohamed Osman Mire, the director of Horyaal said. "In the letter they have stated that the TV stations are accused of inciting conflict in... society, defaming the national armed forces, threatening stability" and creating disunity in Somaliland, he said. A source in Eryal TV management said they believed the police were not entitled to proceed with the closure because there was no court decision on the matter. Somaliland, a self-declared republic in northern Somalia, last year arrested several journalists and closed two TV stations covering the territory's dispute with the neighbouring Somali region of Puntland, rights activists said.
June 18, 2019 17:26 UTC
Fellow inmates and an insider earlier told the Nation that Gitahi was tortured, hauled into a cell and died hours later. The man’s father earlier rejected prison authority’s claims that he died after a severe asthmatic attack, saying his son did not suffer from the condition. 'ASTHMA ATTACK’He called for the prosecution of warders and others found to be responsible for the inmate’s death. The man’s father earlier rejected prison authority’s claims that he died after a severe asthmatic attack, saying his son did not suffer from the condition. TORTURE CLAIMSFellow inmates and an insider earlier told the Nation that Gitahi was tortured, hauled into a cell and died hours later.
June 18, 2019 16:41 UTC
REVEALED: Inside story on Manchester United’s slow start in transfer window404 Tuesday, June 18th 2019 at 19:57 GMT +3 | Tuesday, June 18th 2019 at 19:57 GMT +3 | Football By Mirror:Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had bold plans ahead of the summer transfer window [Courtesy]With their squad back for pre-season training a week on Monday, the disquiet from Manchester United fans is understandable. Before signing off for the summer, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he wanted all of his new signings on board and ready to start training when the squad returns on July 1. Bids have been made - and rejected - and targets talked up, but United fans who have become wearily accustomed to their club's inertia in the transfer market are suffering deja vu. Instead, United had arguably their worst transfer window since 2013. Of course, executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward could change the mood by delivering some high-profile signings within the next fortnight and give downcast United fans fresh hope ahead of the new season.
June 18, 2019 16:30 UTC
Lucy Waithera, Susan Adhiambo, Hassan Mang'eli and Charles Kiptum are ordinary Kenyans who are in different businesses. Adhiambo is a software programmer and together with her husband, they own a one year-old start-up business called Littleman. For his school, Kiptum uses the Uwezo Current Account, which is best suited for non-profit organizations, religious institutions, schools, societies and trusts. Mang'eli's business is supported by the La Riba Business Current Account which is especially designed for his businesses because he prefers Islamic banking products. This is what Waithera uses at the moment because it is sufficient for her growing enterprise.
June 18, 2019 16:06 UTC
By RUSHDIE OUDIAMore by this AuthorA man was on Tuesday arraigned in Ukwala, Siaya for defiling a 13-year-old-girl. The suspect was accused of luring the minor to his house using maize before he defiled her. He denied the charges. Ugenya OCPD Willy Simba said the girl was rescued by neighbours who became suspicious after the Standard Six pupil took long to come out of the suspects house.
June 18, 2019 15:56 UTC
Police: Blogger Alai to be charged with disclosure of terror informationBlogger Robert Alai will be charged with disclosure of information in relation to terrorist activities, the Anti-terror Police Unit (ATPU) has said.In a photo shared on social media, the blogger was pictured with a placard indicating his details and the offence he allegedly committed. Alai also wrote on his twitter that he was to be charged. “Robert Alai to be charged with disclosure of terror information,” he wrote on his twitter handle. NCIC directed Robert Alai and any other person sharing the photos to pull them down. Despite pulling down the photos, Alai was arrested and taken into custody for questioning.
June 18, 2019 15:44 UTC
SJM Concerts are delighted to give fight fans a unique opportunity to meet with three of the boxing industry’s biggest hitters when Former World Lightweight Champion Anthony Crolla, world renown trainer Joe Gallagher and peerless pundit Steve Bunce, team up to deliver a ‘Ringside Stories’ tour of the nation. A fellow Mancunian, Joe is unquestionably the leading British fight tutor of this millennium. In 2015, he was honoured as both the inaugural British Trainer of the Year and the first English-born holder of the iconic Ring Magazine World Trainer of the Year Award. He is the acclaimed author of a number of books, most notably his boxing-based novel ‘The Fixer’ (2010) and the best selling ‘Bunce’s Big Fat Short History of British Boxing (2017). Trade paper Boxing News rightly dub him as ‘A British Boxing Institution.’Tickets will go sale on Friday 21st June at 10am and are available from gigsandtours.com ticketmaster.co.uk and axs.com with VIP options available.
June 18, 2019 14:48 UTC
The National Assembly’s Transport committee has recommended nationalisation of Kenya Airways as a bold step to overturn the fortunes of the struggling national carrier. The debt-ridden Kenya Airways owes CBA group Sh 3.1 billion, NIC bank Sh 2.1 billion, Equitty bank Sh 5.2 billion, National Bank Sh 3.5 billion, Co-operative bank Sh 3.3 billion, KCB Group Sh 2.1 billion and similar amount to DTB bank. The committee chaired by Pokot South MP David Pkosing at the same time recommended establishment of an Aviation Holding Company with four wholly owned subsidiaries. The committee also recommended revision of Kenya Airports Authority’s mandate to maintain at least one serviceable airstrip in each county for purposes of security, health and other emergencies. The arrangement will also see creation of a centralised Aviation Services College and Kenya Airways remaining a national carrier.
June 18, 2019 14:37 UTC
Nakuru High Court judge Joel Ngugi on Tuesday ordered the county to report the alleged forgery by lawyer Harry Gakinya to the police. By the time of filing the case, the lawyer had only released Sh22 million to his client yet the county government had paid Sh39 million. “The county government should pursue the case by making a formal complaint with the county attorney. The firm, through its new lawyer Gordon Ogolla, told the court that the county government colluded with the lawyer to avoid paying the remaining Sh17 million balance. FULL PAYMENTThe county government told the court that it had already released the Sh39 million in February 2019 through Mr Gakinya’s account.
June 18, 2019 14:03 UTC
Jubilee’s Tanga Tanga faction which comprises leaders supporting Deputy President William Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid have formed a separate women’s league that seeks to counter Team Embrace Kenya, an outfit they deem as an extension of Kieleweke, a faction opposed to Dr Ruto’s presidential ambitions. The new team is known as Inua Mama and has 48 elected women leaders and is said to have the blessings of the DP Ruto. Kandara MP Alice Wahome is the chairperson of the outfit which is co-chaired by Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika with outspoken women leaders like Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa being in the technical committee. Ms Wahome and Ms Kihika are perceived to be Dr Ruto’s staunch supporters and, at the same time, ODM leader Raila Odinga’s harsh critics. The group aims to tame the Embrace team which popularises the political handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Mr Odinga.
June 18, 2019 13:41 UTC
One of Chad's main rebel leaders was detained at his home in western Paris on Monday over alleged crimes against humanity committed in Sudan. Cameroon President Paul Biya intends to delay legislative and municipal elections which were pushed from last year. South Sudan seeks $500 million loan to pay salariesSouth Sudan says it intends to borrow more than $500 million from the Afri-Exim Bank to pay salaries for public servants and fund infrastructure projects. South Sudan has struggled for revenue after renewed fighting erupted in 2013 before the Sudan uprising disrupted oil sales with civil servants going for as many as four months without salaries. More than 7.1 million South Sudanese also face famine, the United Nations reported last week.
June 18, 2019 12:56 UTC
Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja has urged national and county governments to withdraw illegal work and business permits issued to foreigners engaging in retail trade within Nairobi. Sakaja has given Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa, Uasin Gishu and Nakuru counties 14 days to revoke business permits issued to foreigners or he will take unspecified action. Last week Interior CS fred Matiang’i ordered the deportation of Chinese nationals engaging in local trading at Gikomba market. “It is illegal for foreigners to engage in local trading in Kenya. We do not have a classification of foreign traders coming to Kenya to do hawking or local trading.
June 18, 2019 12:56 UTC
By AFPMore by this AuthorBERLINGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel dismissed concerns about her health after visibly trembling at an official ceremony Tuesday, saying she was just a bit dehydrated in the heat. Merkel appeared unsteady and was shaking as she stood in the midday sun next to visiting Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, whom she was welcoming to her office building with military honours. Asked by reporter about her wellbeing at a news conference about 90 minutes later, Merkel smiled: "I've drunk at least three glasses of water and so I'm doing fine." Zelensky, 41, made light of Merkel's uneasy spell, joking that he would have come to her rescue if necessary. Merkel, frequently called the European Union's most influential leader and the most powerful woman in the world, turns 65 next month.
June 18, 2019 12:56 UTC
By BENSON AYIENDAMore by this AuthorPolice in Kisii are investigating an incident where a couple in Mwanyakwambara village, Bonchari Constituency is suspected of killing their three-month-old child. Village elders say the boy may have been killed after claims from his father that he was fathered by another man. ANOTHER MAN“The man stays in Nairobi where he works while the wife resides at their rural home in Bonchari. It is suspected that she got pregnant with another man, stirring her husband’s anger,” said Mr Agega Omaga, a village elder. Their neighbours in Nairobi were surprised upon realising that they had returned without the child and reported the matter to the police.
June 18, 2019 12:45 UTC