By PAUL WAFULAMore by this AuthorA detailed Treasury document has revealed just how taxpayers will contribute to the next financial year’s budget. For instance, issuing certificates of good conduct is expected to raise at least Sh865.7 million this coming year. Other revenue centres will be the registration of births and deaths (Sh322 million), visas (Sh4.3 billion), passport fees (Sh1.1 billion), work permit fees (Sh1.7 billion), identity card fees (Sh122 million) and other immigration fees (Sh5.8 billion). SIN TAXIn the new fiscal year, betting tax (winnings, gaming, lotteries and betting) is expected to raise Sh14 billion. Royalties on carbon dioxide, mining, magadi soda and base titanium will earn the state Sh51.2 million, Sh144 million, Sh147 million and Sh623 million, respectively.
My periods were nothing like I had anticipated; they were very painful and I would bleed heavily, sometimes for weeks. I have to rest though it wears off gradually and the following day I might even be feeling brand new! AWARENESSAs endo warriors, we live a day at a time hoping that one day a cure for this monster will be found. Period pain is not normal and we should not go through life thinking it is or allow our girls to think it is too. SUPPORTOften times when a woman or young girl complains of abnormal period pain, it is dismissed as 'fake illness', or 'just bad period pain', or attention seeking like in my case.
SEX ADDICTIONCould it have been the couple who had issues with gender-based violence? “I am Jessica, you are treating my husband for sex addiction, please help!” The lady pleaded. Sex addicts are known to have seven or more sex releases in a week on average. Jessica had promised to support Aggrey through the journey to recovery from the addiction. Most victims of sexual assault and other forms of abuse in childhood can become sex addicts.
By PAUL WAFULAMore by this AuthorThe Treasury has made another attempt to repeal the law that stopped banks from overcharging customers through excessive interest rates in what could herald a return to the era of expensive loans. Should Parliament approve it, banks will have had the final laugh after two previous attempts to lift the law through Parliament and the courts were defeated. He argued that already the Central Bank is dealing with consumer protection issues in the banking sector. I am convinced this will unlock credit to the private sector and in particular to the MSMEs,” he said. Before the law that capped interest rates was adopted, banks were charging interest rates of as high as 24 per cent, raking in billions of shillings in profits every year but making loans very expensive.
It says a lot about our society that we have only conflated strength with fighting rather than with nurturing. And then there has been her groundbreaking work centring women’s contributions in the Mau Mau war. It was not borne out of feminist rage, but empathy at the loneliness deserted wives faced after independence. “Women suffered so much during the Mau Mau war, left alone with children, doing forced labour and surviving under home guards. Muthoni does not support the agitation for the two-thirds gender principle in Parliament.
Thankfully, my employer allowed me to work during the morning shifts, which enables me to balance work and my side hustles. STRENGTHSI wanted to do more with these hours and that is how I got into taxi business and expanded the photography production business in 2017. Before I started the taxi hustle, I used to sell cereals to my colleagues," she says. Friends, she says, can also bring the various hustles to the knee, especially if they keep getting your products or services on credit. I market my stuff online on the various social media platforms," she offers.
SUMMARY Chege was reduced to tears after several efforts to address the crowd turned futile. It took the intervention of Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and other female leaders to calm her down as tears overcame her. It was a low moment for Murang’a Woman Representative Sabina Chege after she was booed on Friday by a section of the crowd chanting pro-Ruto slogans. Chege was reduced to tears after several efforts to address the crowd fell fta. It took the intervention of Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and other female leaders to calm her down as tears overcame her.
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A family of President Uhuru Kenyatta's cousin Ngegi Muigai tested the painstaking life of mobsters in 2013 after thugs invaded their residence in Kyuna Estate Spring Valley. The Star reported that the two suspects, Brian Ayusi and Paul Bulinda, stormed into the home in December of that year while armed and tied up the watchman. Her husband, who was also upstairs, came down when he heard the commotion and the entire family was tied up by the thugs who were ransacking the house. The thugs were later nabbed and sentenced to death but Justice Macharia reduced the sentence on Friday to 18 years beginning the time they were arrested. The two had been arrested six years ago and found guilty of three counts of robbery with violence.
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At the same school, a Form Three student went missing on February 15, a day before they headed home for mid-term break. Cornelius Macharia Wangombe, a student at Othaya Boys High School, went missing on March 30. Allan Gichuki Njogu, a student at Kirogo Boys Secondary school in Murang’a, also went missing on May 2. Benson Kuria Wanderi, a student at Mary Immaculate Complex Boys Boarding School in Kagio, Kirinyaga County, went missing from school on May 13. Of course the child will feel the pressure,” Ms Lesuda added.
Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) and Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) on Friday rejected the exercise, terming it a scheme by TSC to cripple the unions and insisted that it is not in labour laws. In the new system, teachers will initiate the process and send their payslip numbers to preferred union. “Following rollout of the union’s module, the commission would wish to validate the teachers who are currently subscribed to reaffirm their union membership. The membership validation will be open for three months from this date, June 10,” she said. Knut and Kuppet said that the TSC is taking over the mandate of the registrar of trade unions.
I knew I would feature in the top three, but this win is God’s win,” said the English and literature teacher. HARD WORKHe schooled at Tigoi Primary School and Nyangori Boys High School. The Principal of the Year Award went to Othaya Girls High School head teacher Jane Waceke, 48. Ms Waceke urged girls to work hard as she thanked the teachers, parents, sponsors and non-teaching staff at her school. INNOVATIONThe youngest winner was Ms Catherine Mune, a Kerugoya Girls High School teacher, who took this year’s Innovative Teacher of the Year award.
Good morning,President Uhuru Kenyatta has advised leaders to stop politicking and concentrate on fixing the economy. He said there are three critical issues that must be addressed first for the country to move forward. He said these are inclusivity, and fight against corruption and tribalism. Here are the other stories making headlines in the Star this morning.
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ODM leaders pressure President Kenyatta to choose a successorODM leaders on Friday put President Uhuru Kenyatta on the spot, urging him to carefully choose his successor to his legacy in the fight against corruption is not tainted. The 2022 succession debate played out at the burial ceremony of Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyong’o's mother even though the President has in the past asked politicians to focus on development for now. 2 hours ago
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Those responsible for declaring exemplary believers as saints of God should consider elevating these Kenyan pilgrims to the rank of martyrs and saints, as soon as possible. Kenyan pilgrims stop at the spot every year and offer special prayers in honour and memory of their departed compatriot. I told you, a few years ago, about this Ugandan Martyrs Pilgrimage, celebrated in early June each year. Back to the Kenyan pilgrims, the ones killed this year were not the first to perish on the pilgrimage. Kenyan pilgrims stop at the spot every year and offer special prayers in honour and memory of their departed compatriot.
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ODM leaders on Friday put President Uhuru Kenyatta on the spot, urging him to carefully choose his successor so his legacy in the fight against corruption is not tainted. Led by minority leaders John Mbadi (National Assembly) and James Orengo (Senate), the leaders noted that discussions on the President's successor cannot be avoided. GRAFT WARThe leaders in the Orange Democratic Movement pledged to support President Kenyatta's handshake with party leader Raila Odinga. “I am happy that Raila and Uhuru put aside their differences and shook hands in 2018. "ARMS DOWN"Senator Orengo (Siaya) said ODM trusts the two leaders to guide the country into a new dispensation that includes a referendum.
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