The Kuria Bill will instruct the government to give suppliers and contractors a promissory note if it fails to pay them within 90 days. Suppliers could then trade the promissory note with a bank to get cash that would be discounted depending on the maturity period. The government won't like the Kuria Bill. According to Chamber of Commerce chairman Kiprono Kittony, the government owes suppliers over Sh250 billion that is long overdue. MPs should support the Kuria Bill when it comes to the House.
April 24, 2019 03:00 UTC
The CEO of Tobs Limited Company Tob Cohen has written to the DPP and IGP accusing his estranged wife of using the Kenyan police and justice system to harass and intimidate him. Cohen who was formerly CEO of Phillips East Africa says Sarah Wairimu in cahoots with some public officers wants to wrongfully deport him so that she can grab his vast estate. Cohen says he filed for divorce from his wife early this year and now Wairimu wants to use every possible means to get his properties. He went to hospital and later reported the matter at Parklands police station. Cohen alleges that Wairimu also went to Gigiri police station and reported that he was the one who assaulted her.
April 24, 2019 03:00 UTC
AFC Leopards coach Andre Casa Mbungo has cast his hopes of claiming the three points on the experience harboured in his playing unit as they prepare to face Kariobangi Sharks today at Moi Stadium, Kasarani. Mbungo is elated that his charges are self-motivated and know what is expected of them during the match this afternoon. I have hope and believe in my players who know what is expected on them and are self-motivated. Nzoia, who landed the services of Godfrey Oduor as their new head coach, are placed 12th with 28 points. The bankers are placed eleventh with 29 points while the sugar men are 14th with 25 points.
April 24, 2019 02:01 UTC
Investors seeking to trade in commodities at the Nairobi Securities Exchange will have to part with Sh5 million, according to Trade ministry principal secretary Chris Kiptoo. A notice by the ministry said the money will be used to establish eco-system infrastructure for the Kenya National Multi Commodity Exchange (KOMEX). It wants investors to subscribe to the equity shareholding of the exchange. Kiptoo said the ministry has set aside at least Sh2 billion as authorised capital for the exchange which is expected to have government and private sector shareholding. Those targeted include farmers and farm co-operatives, individual investors, institutional investors, financial institutions and foreign investors.
The Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage has paid tribute to the fallen rally legend Jonathan Toroitich who died last Friday at the age 64. He also won a round of the FIA Africa Rally Championship, then the Equator Rally and Nanyuki Rally in 1998, the same year it joined the Kenya National Rally Championship series. “The history of Safari Rally, particularly concerning the participation of indigenous rally drivers, cannot be written without the mention of Jonathan Toroitich who was popularly known as JT. He mentored many rally drivers, navigators and crew who today participate in races across the world. He has passed on at a time when the country is revamping the Safari Rally Sport.”
A few months after a truce was arrived at to salvage dwindling fortunes of the amateur game in the country, the two warring Boxing Association of Kenya (BAK) factions are at loggerheads again—this time with parallel Kenya Open championships. The Kenya Open has traditionally served as a yardstick to ascertain national team members well in time for international assignments. This is the amount of sacrifice our boxers and coaches will have to pay until sanity returns into the boxing ring,” said former Kenya team international Duncan Kuria aka ‘Sugar Ray’. The Serena Hotel meeting was convened to implement point of action no 8 on a unified calendar. The current BAK office is valid until elections are held.”According to the unified Serena calendar shared to various media houses, Kenya Open was slated for Nairobi.
Sports Cabinet Secretary Ambassador Amina Mohammed has described recent fatal street racing in Arusha which claimed lives of Kenyans and Tanzanians as an unfortunate incident and called on those involved to embrace Kenya Motor Sports Federation (KMSF) sanctioned events. The fatalities occurred in a drag race dubbed ‘Arusha Race” between Kenyan and Tanzania racers who converged on Oldonyo-Sambu in the Ngorongoro District of Arusha to try out their speed antics. A drag race is a competition between two cars over a short distance usually a quarter of a mile as a test of acceleration. This was, reportedly, a street car racing event where two cars driving side by side hit each other and crushed into the crowd which had several Kenyans,” said Amina. She said the Kenyan and Tanzanian authorities are investigating the incident and she hopes they will get to the bottom of the matter as soon as possible.
"God has revealed himself in my life again because He has good plans for me. You have fought for my life with your prayers and I want to just ask God to bless you," she said. The star is set to release a new song on Friday this week, teaming up with gospel artiste Stephen Kasolo, who shared the information on his social media. "Mama Rose Muhando Nakupenda sana. Muhando has been residing in Kenya for months after she fled Tanzania, claiming she had received death threats from unknown people.
Bandari coach Bernard Mwalala has attributed their defeat against Gor to an element of panic in the dying minutes. Mwalala watched his boys concede in the 90+2 minute against Gor Mahia yesterday at Moi Stadium, Kisumu to drift four points off the defending champions. Mwalala said his side was unlucky to concede in the final minutes but hailed his playing unit for neutralising Gor and their overall displays. He said: “There was panic in the last minutes of the game and we allowed them to score a header. The former Nzoia Sugar coach is confident that the players will have rectified the costly mistake and will use the match to redeem themselves from the Gor defeat.
Kakamega Homeboyz’s striker Allan Wanga yesterday revealed that his recent scoring prowess in the Kenya Premier League has been inspired by his motivation to win the Golden Boot at the end of the season. This is all about hard work, team work and the coach. He termed the race for the Golden Boot as stiff and also commended the rise in standards of the local standards—a develop he said was good for the national team and the upcoming players. Homeboyz striker tipped the national team Harambee Stars to go past group stage in African Cup of Nations going by the standards and competition currently being witnessed. Wanga has scored 15 goals and hopes to topple the current top scorer Enosh Ochieng of Ulinzi.
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Shabana coach Gilbert Selebwa hopes his side will maintain their good run in the National Super League when they tackle Bidco United in Thika today. Selebwa added: “We have reached a stage in the league where most teams want to consolidate their positions. Shabana will leapfrog Coast Stima into 7th position if the Kisii-based side win the game. Bidco coach Anthony Akhulia hopes his team will return to winning ways after exiting SportPesa Shield on Sunday. Wazito lead the log with 58 points followed by Ushuru with 56 points while Nairobi Stima are third after garnering 55 points.
The government has re-appointed Johnson ole Nchoe as the managing director and Chief Executive Officer state energy firm Geothermal Development Company for a period of one year. The renewal was reached after consultations between the Energy and Petroleum Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter and GDC board of directors. The state agency realised a Sh1.4 billion net profit last year up from Sh224 million the previous year on account of increased sale of steam. The firm's asset base also grew by 12 percent to Sh77 billion up from Sh69 billion over the same period. Nchoe confirmed to the Star that his contract has been renewed and will take effect this month.
Kenya has directed all shipping lines operating within its inland and territorial waters to be register before June 1. In a public notice, Okong’o said the the Merchant Shipping Act of 2009 restricts trading in Kenyan waters only to Kenyan-flagged ships. “Consequently, every ship owner, operator, agent and or master ship of foreign flagged ship engaged in trade in Kenyan waters, shall not later than June 1, 2019, ensure the ship is registered by the Registrar of Kenyan Ships,” said Okong’o. The Kenya Shippers Council CEO Gilbert Langat said the enforcement of the Merchant Shipping Act is long overdue. He said there are so unlicensed vessels operating within Kenyan waters.
The system will be available at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Moi International Airport and Eldoret International Airport which are the main import and export hubs for traders. The system allows automatic upload of cargo import information to prevent falsification and exchange of information with iTax to counter non-compliant traders. KRA will henceforth require submission of air cargo clearance documentation through the system including import declaration forms, air manifests, security bonds, air cargo declarations and exemptions as it does away with hard copy documentation. The administrative policy is one of the measures the taxman is employing to help it bridge the tax revenue gap and meet its annual target. Of this value composed of Sh32.6 billion in uncollected VAT tax, Sh23.1 billion in custom duties, and Sh21.5 billion in corporate income tax.