Bungoma governor Wycliffe Wangamati has asked MPs to come up with more punitive laws against those impregnating school girls to end the vice. Wangamati on Thursday said pregnancy ruins the li9ves of young girls and that culprits should be severely punished. He spoke at the funeral of Charles Kalori Etyang in Kaujakito village in Teso North, Busia. The governor said rising cases of teenage pregnancies in Bungoma and Busia were a cause for worry. During Jamhuri Day celebrations, Busia governor Sospeter Ojaamong put on notice rapists.
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Local retail stores will not lose their spaces to the increased activity of international outlets, according to Kenya traders’ association chief executive Wambui Mbarire. International stores continue to make entry and unveil expansion plans. Game supermarket from South Africa faced a challenge in starting in Kenya as it hoped to stock all varieties,” Mbarire said. It was expected to achieve 30 per cent growth in 2012 but hit the mark in 2015, projecting to grow to 35 per cent by next year. This will also include shelf power and avoid allocation of lower shelves to starting suppliers,” Kenya Association of Manufactures chief executive Phyllis Wakiaga said.
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President Uhuru Kenyatta has postponed paying the dowry of his great-grandmother named Musana from Narok after three centuries. Mama Ngina, who is traveling outside the country, will be back in February next year for the historical family event. “We feel bad it has delayed for more than 300 years but we will definitely honor it,” Uhuru’s cousin Kungu Muigai told the Star on phone. It is a private family event and we would like to keep politics away,” he said. She gave birth to Kung’u Magana who was the father of former President Jomo Kenyatta, James Muigai and Kung’u Muigai.
Police have introduced daytime alcoblow tests to curb road carnage during the festive season. Inspector of General Joseph Boinnet on Friday said the alcoblow will remain in place even after the festive season to apprehend drunk drivers. “We will be ruthless and shall use different tactics to arrest criminals,” Boinnet said. Boinnet said alcoblow is aimed at getting rid of drunkards who get to the road early morning while they are still inebriated. Read: Police launch daytime alcoblow test to curb drunk drivingThe law enforcers will introduce temporary roadblocks and enhance patrols.
Kenya National Union of Teachers Wilson Sossion scored a big win on Friday as his preferred candidates for the union clinched top seats during the elections at the Bomas of Kenya. Omucheyi has been on an acting capacity for the last 19 months following the exit of Mudzo Nzili who retired. The new faces were elected yesterday by 1,887 delegates at the 61st annual delegates conference at Bomas. Earlier this year, a disagreement ensued over the legality of Sossion's position after he was nominated to parliament by ODM. Oyuu yesterday defended expressed confidence in leading the union towards a more productive future.
Then, in the after game drinks, I discovered that Pogba’s mind was probably on the party to follow the match. On Sunday evening, Pogba joined Jesse Lingard when he launched his new clothes range ‘Be Yourself’ for his label JLingz. The Reds seem to be a more united team than recently which they will need for tomorrow’s clash with top of the table Liverpool. Rojo on the move out of Old TraffordWolves have made a decent start to life back in the Premier League. United manager Jose Mourinho has worked intensely with Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof and they have been at the heart of United’s defence for much of this season with no place for Rojo.
A few days ago, president Uhuru Kenyatta said that he would require banks to emulate KCB Group’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme and set aside funds for youth empowerment programmes. I am not quite sure where the legal or regulatory basis is to force banks into uniform CSR activities – or, in fact, force them into any CSR. Sure, a lot of banks do this, but they are, to date, not obliged to do so – CSR is voluntary. That some banks might want to focus on youth lending in their CSR is also not a completely silly idea: after all, financing is what they do on a regular basis, so this is an area where they can contribute some expertise. Financing start ups also requires a very different skill profile and is therefore typically done by seed funds or VC funds.
Deputy President William Ruto has asked universities to align their programmes with the needs of job market. Ruto spoke during the sixth graduation ceremony of Kisii University. He said the government has allocated Sh350 million to Kisii University towards the expansion and infrastructural development. Most have started businesses.“We have prepared our students to compete effectively on the job market,” Akama said. Present included Kisii deputy governor Joash Maangi, MPs Richard Onyonka (Kitutu Chache South), Jerusha Momanyi (Nyamira woman rep), Jackson Limo (Kipkellion) and Oroo Oyioka (Bonchari).
The government is in the process of reviving stalled irrigation water projects to boost food security in the country. Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri said the government will revive the numerous water projects that have stalled countrywide, limiting the country’s agricultural productivity. Speaking on Friday as he toured the Nyangiti Irrigation Water project in Murang’a county, Kiunjuri said majority of the projects have stalled due to misappropriation funds by contractors and irrigation water projects managers. By next year, he said, over 500 acres of the targeted area should be using the irrigation water. Read: [VIDEO] Shame of stalled public projects that have gobbled billions of shillingsKiunjuri said he will be going around the country visiting stalled water projects with the aim of reviving them in a bid to put as many acres of land as possible under irrigation.
Nairobi county leads in the number of road accident nationwide deaths since January. In the latest National Transport and Safety Authority report up to December 10, Nairobi has recorded 411 deaths followed by Kiambu County with 270 due to accidents. Elgeyo Marakwet is the county that recorded the least road casualties with only 4 deaths, followed by Tharaka Nithi with 8. Motorcyclists (boda boda) come in second with 775 deaths, an increase from last year's 674. The boda boda sector has been on the spot since the year began, having being accused of involvement in crime-related activities and ignorance of traffic rules.
Nyanza is set to reap big from President Uhuru Kenyatta’s two-day tour of the region. The leaders discussed implementation of the budgeted projects, new projects and revival of those that have stalled. The leaders also asked Uhuru to tour Migori and Homa Bay counties to launch projects such as roads. Read: Uhuru, Raila conferred honorary degrees over handshakeNyamita said Uhuru urged leaders and Kenyans to shun divisive, bloodshed and tribal politics, which hurt development. Also Read: [PHOTOS] Raila hosts Uhuru at Bondo home as Ruto attends Kisii University graduationClick here for the latest political news
Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has praised the national football team Harambee Stars for their historic feat of qualifying for the African Cup of Nations for the first time in 15 years. The Red Devils legend is in the country for a two-day visit during which he will engage in a series of activities and events with football lovers.
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Kenyan champions Telkom will launch their bid to reclaim their Africa Cup for Club Championship title against Ghana Police when the 30th edition tournament gets underway in Abuja National Stadium, Nigeria today. Telkom fell by a solitary goal to Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) in last year’s championships, ending their quest to a 10th continental title. Telkom played their opponents for the day to a one-all draw in last year’s tournament and had registered a similar margin in the 2015 final, before the Kenyan queens prevailed 3-1 on post match penalties. At the same time another Kenyan representative USIU-A Spartans will make their debut at the event against Nigerian side, Delta Queens. Defending champions GRA begin their title defence against Kada Queens of Nigeria.
Impala Saracens and Kabras will put their unbeaten records on the line when the Kenya cup enters Match Day 5 today. The two sides, who have a one hundred percent record, face off at the Kakamega showground from 4 pm. Kabras picked up bonus points in all their four wins crushing Mean machine 41-0 , Blak Blad 37-10, Nakuru 50-8 and Strathmore Leos 62-13 last weekend. KCB wild be seeking to keep tabs on Kabras and Impala as they host Homeboyz at 4pm. Other fixtures will see Mwamba host Menengai Oilers, Blak Blad entertain winless Strathmore in a university derby as Nakuru face Mean Machine.
Former Kiambu governor William Kabogo has requested President Uhuru Kenyatta to allow use of biometric system in the 2019 Census. He told the Star that biometrics will ensure the government acquires reliable data. “There is no way a county like Kiambu can be compared to regions like Marsabit. The census will be conducted in August next year. The last census in 2009, recorded a population of 38,610,097 people.