MP Tiren faults CS Rotich saying he excluded cereal farmers in the national budget 2019/20Moiben MP Silas Tiren has said that the cereal farmers have nothing to smile over the just recently presented national budget. The MP said the treasury failed to allocate funds towards the purchase of maize in this season. 4 hours ago
June 15, 2019 09:00 UTC
Former Kitale prosecutor fined Sh200,000 for briberyAn Eldoret court has fined a Kitale prosecutor Sh200,000 after he was found guilty of soliciting bribes. The bribe was an inducement not to object bail application by Wanjiku’s employee Fred Wabuoba charged in a Kitale court. SEE ALSO : EACC to go for top politicians in Sh2 billion-mall probeThe charge sheet further stated the accused was recorded asking for money. He was given the money on November 13 at the Kitale court and was arrested by EACC detectives after receiving the money within court premises. Register to advertise your products & services on our classifieds website Digger.co.ke and enjoy one month subscription free of charge and 3 free ads on the Standard newspaper.
June 15, 2019 08:49 UTC
The World Health Organization (WHO) should and is likely to declare an international emergency over the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has now spread to Uganda, experts said as a WHO advisory panel met on Friday. Congo’s epidemic is the second worst worldwide since West Africa’s Ebola outbreak in 2014-16, with 2,084 cases and 1,405 deaths since being declared in August. The WHO said on Thursday that two people had died in Uganda having arrived with the disease from Congo. A panel of 13 independent medical experts on the WHO’s Emergency Committee (EC) were meeting from midday to evaluate the latest evidence and whether the epidemic constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Such a decision would lead to boosting public health measures, funding and resources, and could include recommendations on trade and travel, academic experts and aid groups said.
June 15, 2019 08:48 UTC
By AFPMore by this AuthorJOHANNESBURGThe four Africa Cup of Nations Group C sides will have differing ambitions in Egypt this month with Senegal and Algeria eyeing the title and Kenya and Tanzania last-16 places. Both boast English Premier League stars with Sadio Mane of Liverpool the talisman of the Senegal squad and Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City a key figure for Algeria. Kenya for the first time since 2004 and Tanzania for the first time since 1980 are back at the Cup of Nations but cannot realistically expect to go further than the second round. Here, AFP Sport looks at the four teams in a group which should see Senegal and Algeria contest first place and Kenya and Tanzania strive to finish third. Algeria have underperformed at the Cup of Nations, reaching only two finals in 17 attempts and winning just one, when they had home advantage.
June 15, 2019 08:15 UTC
Mututho faults Treasury for hiking alcohol pricesFormer National Campaign Against Drug Abuse (NACADA) Chairman John Mututho. Addressing the press in Nakuru, Mututho said hiking the prices of genuine alcohol will encourage production and consumption of cheap illicit brew. I totally disagree with the move to increase duty on alcohol,” said Mututho. “Bringing the cost of alcohol lower closer to that of illicit liquor will see the consumers move to the approved brands and kill consumption of chang’aa. The government has withdrawn the 10 per cent taxes imposed on importation of raw timber which will greatly affect timber towns most of which are in the Rift Valley.
This follows their publication that indicated Sonko was released from Shimo La Tewa prison because he was HIV positive. “Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko was released from prison three months before completing his one year sentence because he was HIV positive, documents show,” wrote Star. In the publication done on June 7, The Star wrote that Sonko sought his sentence to be reduced by three months due to his HIV status. In the defamation suit filed through his lawyer Cecil Miller, Sonko says his HIV status is confirmed by the two tests done at Nairobi West Hospital and Nairobi Hospital. Sonko faulted Radio Africa group for publishing malicious information about him without caring to verify the truth from him.
ALSO READ: My word: The house that she builtIt was a long, flowy skirt that hit my ankles at just the right spot. Perhaps this initial thrift shopping success sowed my love for thrift treasures. Saving money from buying second hand items took me through high school, university and into my working years. Now that I have children, I have rediscovered the joy in turning once-loved items into twice-loved treasures. ALSO READ: Melania Trump's sweet fashion nod to Princess Diana at Buckingham PalaceWe’d love to see your thrift treasures.
But he said Mr de Oliveira was "high risk" and jailed him for an indefinite period so he can receive treatment. Mr Bolsonaro said he would try to get the decision overturned. The acquittal comes several weeks after a judge ruled that Mr de Oliveira should be referred to a mental health institution. Mr Bolsonaro, who took office as the country's new president on 1 January this year, is a divisive politician whom some analysts have compared to US President Donald Trump. Adélio Bispo de Oliveira, meanwhile, is a left-wing supporter who had been very vocal in his criticism of Mr Bolsonaro, posting messages on Facebook denouncing his policies.
June 15, 2019 08:03 UTC
I wonder, however, whether you have an opinion on the state of your relationship, and state of your sex life. If you sow seeds of effort in your sex life e.g. The little boy replied, “the good lion”, to which his grandfather responded that he was wrong. Sorry to be harsh but please, bathe well, brush your teeth -- and tongue, clip your nails and attend to your hygiene and watch your sex life bloom. As you weigh and make an honest assessment of the state of your union and sex life, I hope that these pointers are useful to you.
June 15, 2019 07:52 UTC
Ngira started serving an eight-year prison term after entering a plea bargain agreement with the State, that also saw him become a prosecution witness against his two co-accused. Mr Kassim is said to have been strangled to death over a sum of Sh9 million that Ms Mandi owed him. According to Ngira's earlier testimony, Ms Mandi hired him and Mr Buni to kill the businessman since she could not clear her debt after their business deal went sour. "COACHED"After recanting his testimony, Ngira denied that Ms Mandi hired him to commit murder. I was coached by the DCI officers to bear false witness with the aim of framing Ms Mandi,” he claimed.
June 15, 2019 07:52 UTC
Murang'a Woman Representative Sabina Chege has denied she was heckled on Friday during an 'Embrace' rally in her county. Chege on Friday played host to the female politicians’ lobby group supporting the Handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga. During her speech, Chege appeared to have been heckled by the crowd who chanted Deputy President William Ruto's name. Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale, a staunch Ruto ally later took to Twitter to ridicule the woman rep."Murang'a County woman MP Sabina Chege was today cut down to size when she was booed at home for disparaging the DP. However, Chege responded by posting pictures of the occasion and denied that she was heckled insisting it was a 'beautiful' event.
June 15, 2019 07:45 UTC
Until Suraya Property Group. Uncomplete sewage system at Loneview Apartments done by Suraya Property Group on Mombasa Road in this photo taken on June 14, 2019. With things looking that good, Laurie decided to invest in yet another Suraya property — this time, The Lynx on Ngong Road. Victoria’s journey with Suraya started when she was hired at a local media agency, when she applied for a mortgage after doing some research into viable investment options. The DCI says it is following the money trail to establish whether this is a case of fraud or just poor financial planning.
June 15, 2019 07:30 UTC
That’s what I feed my cats.” Oh, she’s also annoying. Recently, we were driving down Thika Superhighway headed to a meeting when she said, “Do you know the types of men in this city?”I laughed because I knew what could be coming. So, she classified the different types of men, or the different types of men she meets. Mr HyenaHe’s the opposite of Mr Lion. You will dismiss him, telling him, "Oh, I don’t need a man,” "Oh, what are you bringing to the table?
This comes as various stakeholders gave mixed reactions to the budget proposals presented by Mr Rotich on Thursday. “There are many high-income earners that are not properly taxed while others are tax-exempted. We are set to review this soon,” Mr Rotich told reporters at Parliament. Kisumu County Boda-Boda Riders Co-operative Union chairman Willis Aketch said accident victims, including riders, have been forced to dig deeper into their pockets due to lack of an insurance cover. While Mr Rotich said this measure will enhance tax compliance among people offering these services, Mr Litunya opposed it, saying it will kill small businesses.
Launched a few weeks ago, the book is an articulate exposition of what development work is all about and how, through targeted interventions, it can change lives. The Moment of Lift is a critical evaluation of Melinda Gates’ involvement in humanitarian initiatives, which on balance, have noticeably changed societies. Melinda, the wife of technology multibillionaire Bill Gates, makes confessions right from the outset of some of the mistakes she made and wrong assumptions she held in the past about social work. For Melinda, seeing is believing, a belief that has seen her traverse continents to experience the lives of ordinary people. Rather than catalogue her achievements in development work, Melinda provides examples of how women, through modest interventions, have made a difference in their lives; demonstrating undying determination by the disadvantaged to defeat great odds stacked against them.