The efforts seem to have started to bear fruits as last week, Knut acting national chairman Wycliffe Omucheyi revoked the suspension and show cause letters that had been issued to Mr Sossion. By OUMA WANZALAMore by this AuthorFrantic behind-the-scene efforts are being made to reconcile warring factions in the giant Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut). The efforts are being spearhead by senior government officers and experienced and retired trade union leaders, who are of the idea that wrangles in the union will also affect other unions. The efforts seem to have started to bear fruits as last week, Knut acting national chairman Wycliffe Omucheyi revoked the suspension and show cause letters that had been issued to Mr Sossion. “You are asked to withdraw the court case against the union or the person in the union to facilitate industrial harmony.
May 19, 2018 20:26 UTC
Nowadays, many thieves know much better than to leave evidence in their spoors. The question sticks out like the Kilimanjaro: How can Kenya survive as a nation if we continue to allow officials to dip long fingers into all our national cash tills? Such was the question that, as a nation, we should have posed from day one of our very independence. I say that “we” collectively allow it because it can be perpetrated only because the culprits know at least two things. Nowadays, many thieves know much better than to leave evidence in their spoors.
By DEMAS KIPRONOMore by this AuthorOn Wednesday, President Uhuru Kenyatta assented into law the Computer and Cybercrimes Act. One of the hallmarks of the law is that it criminalises the publishing and distribution of false news. For instance, if found guilty, a person may be fined Sh5 million and a jail term of 10 years for publishing false information that results in panic, chaos or violence. In fact, our courts have many times found that criminal laws which do not state explicitly and definitely what conduct is punishable are void for vagueness. Parliament and the government should review the Computer and Cybercrimes Act to bring it into conformity with the constitution.
Governor Sonko says that he is ready to pick someone else, should the city MCAs reject Mr Miguna. By EDITORIALMore by this AuthorThe unfolding drama over the nomination of controversial opposition-allied lawyer Miguna Miguna as the next Nairobi Deputy Governor is uncalled for. It is no wonder then that critics cannot help reading a sinister motive by Mr Sonko. Secondly, Mr Miguna is not a member of the ruling Jubilee Party, and Mr Sonko will face the obstacle or rallying Members of the County Assembly to endorse his choice—not to mention hard legal questions. Interestingly, the governor says that he is ready to pick someone else, should the city MCAs reject Mr Miguna.
Such a government, he warns, “will be too expensive for our weak economy and yet it is only meant to create additional positions for some people at the taxpayers’ expense”. “Crazily reckless drivers speed ahead of those trying to get into the slip roads and then speed on ahead! Of even greater concern to him is that the sewage is now flowing into River Chania and towards the Fourteen Falls, with the water firm doing absolutely nothing about it. “What if say 50 per cent of the households will not have installed the solar heating system, will they put them in jail or fine them Sh1 million? Will the inspectors also visit slums and low-cost housing estates to enforce this?
4 hours agoStrathmore University women's hockey team defeated Sliders 3-1 at the City Park stadium to go top of the national women's premier league. Strathmore university who were tied to nine points with Telkom led throughout the match to emerge victorious. In other fixtures Saturday, the Lakers defeated the Wolverines 1-0 while Thika Rovers proved too strong for Karate Axion when they defeated hem 3-2. Meanwhile, Kisumu Youngsters were held to a barren draw by Kimathi Univeristy.
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In the women's 1500m Josephine Chelagat crossed the line first with Gloria Kite and Qualine Kiprop second and third. Vedick Cheruiyot from KDF won the mens 10,000 metres in a time of 30 minutes and 18 seconds. Kipsang Tenoi was second while Mike Bolt came in third. Among the elite atheletes who took part in the Thika meet were 1500m commonwealth champion Elijah Manangoi as well as 800m commonwelath games silver medalist Margaret Nyairera. The selection process for the 2018 African Championships in Athletics in August begins next weekend.
May 19, 2018 19:41 UTC
In a scathing attack directed at the star, who fathered her two children, Zari claimed the Kwangwaru hit maker no longer means anything to her and her children. Send 'NEWS' to 40227 to receive all the important breaking news as it happensThe mother of five, through an Instagram live video claimed Diamond was their new dog, meaning that he does not hold much value to them anymore. READ ALSO: Zari threatens Diamond after he admitted to cheating on herREAD ALSO: Scandal over Zari Hassan's wedding ring, did Diamond buy a KSh 900 ring? This, Zari said while answering questions from one of her South African friends who was recording her on Instagram live while cruising in the streets of Johannesburg. With Diamond moving on and Zari calling him name, it is only safe to say theirs is a past tense story.
May 19, 2018 19:40 UTC
5 hours agoYoung legislators have asked those tasked with the responsibility of handling public funds to maintain integrity in handling public funds. Speaking in Mombasa, the members of parliament expressed their disappointment in how the NYS has become a target by corrupt government officials who siphon funds meant for the empowerment of youth. The legislators say there are plans to make corruption a capital offence.
5 hours agoMost Garissa residents living along Tana river are still seeking refuge in schools due to imminent floods. Farmers have not been spared by the floods, with crops in most farms destroyed. Residents of Garissa, part of which is downstream Tana River, have experienced a tough 5 weeks, which they blame the dams upstream. Garissa Governor Ali Korane, now blames the government reiterating his plan to sue KENGEN. Mohammed Salah with the details.
5 hours agoDisaster is near - at- hand in Kangema and Kahuro in Murang’a County, following the formation of deep monster cracks on the ground and in some homes, following heavy rains. The residents say the cracks are widening, and could soon bring down their homes. About 100 affected families have been urged not to spend the night in their homes, but are allowed to farm during the day.
4 hours agoThe war on Alshabaab in Somalia has reached a critical stage. The AMISOM peacekeeping troops could surrender the security responsibility to the Somali National Army, as soon as 2020. The horn of Africa state of Somalia has experienced ravages of war and insecurity, for more than two decades now and in that time, there has been transitional government structures, that have tried to rebuild the nation but very little success. Leila Mohammed has returned from Somalia and brings us the details of a country struggling to regain peace, for the sake of its
May 19, 2018 18:56 UTC
The handshake was, a shift by the two leaders from the political realism of vicious power struggle towards the idealism or utopianism of nation-building. NATION BUILDINGThe handshake can be explained in terms of politics generally and the politics of nation-building, in particular. Political leaders, therefore, make tactical calculations of the ways and means by which resources should be effectively mobilised and authoritatively allocated. The handshake was, therefore, a shift by the two leaders from the political realism of vicious power struggle towards the idealism or utopianism of nation-building. The crucial question at this point is whether the two leaders’ handshake will succeed in striking a balance between political realism and idealism.
May 19, 2018 18:56 UTC
'Chelsea didn't deserve it' fumes Mourinho after United's Cup final flopSaturday, May 19th 2018 at 22:31 GMT +3 | Football By AFP:Chelsea beat Manchester Utd 1-0 to win FA CupJose Mourinho claimed Chelsea didn't deserve to win the FA Cup after adopting a cautious approach in the second half of their 1-0 victory against Manchester United on Saturday. Mourinho was frustrated that Chelsea opted to sit back and defend the lead secured by Eden Hazard's first-half penalty at Wembley. Despite dominating in the second half, Mourinho's side left empty-handed thanks to some fine saves from Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. "I congratulate them because they won but I don't think they deserved to win," Mourinho said. "I am the Manchester United manager and I have to be respectful, not just because they (Chelsea) are my previous club but because they are the opponents today.
May 19, 2018 18:56 UTC
3 hours agoOne person has been killed in the latest attack along the border of Baringo and Turkana counties. Another one is nursing gunshot wounds from the early morning attack in Lokis location, Tiaty constituency. A number of armed bandits are said to have driven away 500 heads of cattle from Villages in Lokis location. This latest attack comes barely two weeks after 10 people were killed in parts of Tiaty and Kapedo as the Pokot and Turkana communities battle for control of the area's natural resources. Deputy President William Ruto has warned leaders from both sides against fueling the flames of conflict for political gain.
May 19, 2018 18:33 UTC