The family of a GSU officer killed by al Shabaab militants on June 6 have demanded compensation. “If the government can ignorantly send a soldier fresh from college to a battlefield, what do you expect?”Baringo North resident Joseph Makilap told mourners during the burial of GSU officer Justine Kiprop in Maregut, Barwessa. In 2016, the government promised financial support to families of the 11 GSU officers who died in the Naivasha accident on December 10. “We’ll ensure your lives continue normally with the support we’ll give.”In May last year, two AP officers were killed after their vehicle ran over an IED in Garissa county. A month later, four military officers were seriously injured when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Gerrile, Wajir county.
June 17, 2018 20:37 UTC
By JAMES NGUNJIRIMore by this AuthorTreasury bills subscription hit Sh62.26 billion at the weekly auction with the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) accepting about a third at Sh18.34 billion, turning away Sh43 billion. The 364-day paper continued to get the most interest, receiving bids worth Sh34.58 billion — a 345.87 per cent subscription rate — as investors sought to lengthen investment duration. CBK seems to be avoiding an uptick in rates at the tail end of the current financial year as yields continue declining at the weekly auction. The 182-day paper also caught investors’ eyes, receiving bids worth Sh22.16 billion against an offer of Sh10 billion, a 221.64 per cent subscription rate. The 91-day paper received bids of Sh5.51 billion against an offer of Sh4 billion, recording a subscription rate of 137.94 per cent.
June 17, 2018 18:56 UTC
At the time of being ordered off the roads, NTSA had acquired several gadgets to enforce traffic rules, including night vision goggles, breathalysers, speed guns and motorbikes. This was until January this year when President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered all NTSA officers to be withdrawn from Kenyan roads, saying traffic work should be left to the police. SEVERE CRITICISMTo that effect, Mr Meja says, NTSA has invested significantly on IT platforms. Several accidents had occurred with hundreds of fatalities in several parts of the country despite NTSA officers being on patrol. According to Mr Meja, NTSA and the police have had very good relationship.
June 16, 2018 22:52 UTC
Even though Dr Mutua is hoping for a favourable ruling at the Supreme Court, he and Ms Ndeti are leaving nothing to chance as they prepare for any eventuality. Naturally, any of the aspirants would be more advantaged if the status quo remained until the next elections and this gives Dr Mutua an edge. On the other hand, Dr Mutua has addressed more than 10 campaign rallies since Friday – an indication of the apprehension in his camp. Dr Mutua says his victory was not a win against Ms Ndeti but the Wiper leader and that he will emerge victorious again. Mr Munyaka says it will be hard for Dr Mutua to convince the electorate, the majority of whom have lost trust in him in the eight months he has served after his re-election.
June 16, 2018 22:52 UTC
In summary Chinese investors told to take advantage of low wage costs in KenyaThe Government says it will provide incentives for Chinese investors, especially in the manufacturing sector. Industry Cabinet Secretary Adan Mohamed told a trade forum in Nairobi that the Government is giving incentives geared towards making Kenya an affordable manufacturing destination. He said investors would earn more producing from Kenya for both domestic and export trade, because of Kenya’s low labour wages. Guo Ce, the Economic and Commercial Counsellor at the Chinese Embassy in Kenya, said that Chinese entrepreneurs are looking to tap into the numerous opportunities available in Kenya for the benefit of the citizens of both nations. "Kenya is now the first step for Chinese investors looking to set up operations in Africa,” Guo said.
The Government has also set up the Kenya Development Bank, which will usurp the Industrial and Commercial Development, Tourism Finance Corporation and Development Bank and serve as an SME lender. While Rotich has said Biashara Kenya Fund and Kenya Development Bank will help address the rate cap concerns, neither is already operational and have only gone through Cabinet approvals. Last year, Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa, who is the current chair of the National Assembly’s Budget Committee had drafted the Banking Amendments Bill of 2017 seeking to tighten the rate cap law. Rotich stated that the consumer protection law, Financial Markets Conduct Bill, 2018 will address the issues that necessitated imposition of the rate cap. “This Bill does not deal with interest rate cap issue and does not deal with fundamental issues that led to the caps.
Courts and children officers have also been cited as facilitators of this form of child trafficking done in defiance of a 2014 moratorium against moving Kenyan children away from the land of their birth. According to the analysis of the 206 prospective adoption cases, Sweden had the highest number of prospective adoptive parents coming to Kenya. Text the word 'NEWS' to 22840Of these, 20 children were placed for inter-country adoption after the moratorium, contrary to the Cabinet decision. “This means some children are declared free of adoption when they are not adoptable,” the report says. In all the 49 cases, the report says, there was no evidence of tracing done prior to declaring children free for adoption.
National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete says she is seeking legal advice after tweets circulating that she allegedly had several business interests which were not declared to Parliament's Registrar of Members' Interests. Baleka Mbete owns 146 trucks, her trucks transport iron ore and coke (not cold drink some type of coal) from kuruman to durban, and she hired 136 Zimbabweans and only 10 south africans. Mothapo said the @AdvBarryRoux account, in particular, had been spreading fabricated and malicious claims against prominent South Africans, without any evidence. "She has no interests, financial or otherwise, in any of the business entities stated, let alone logistics or trucking companies. "The Speaker respects the right of all South Africans to freedom of speech, which includes freedom to receive or impart information or ideas.
June 16, 2018 14:48 UTC
A consignment of 2,000 bags of contraband sugar was seized at a warehouse in Matuu on Saturday as the state stepped up war on illicit trade. Machakos county commissioner Matilda Sakwa said they suspect that the sugar is part of the uncleared goods which were recently seized in Eastleigh, Nairobi. Details: Arati backs war on corruption, claims MP behind contraband sugarDetectives also found cooking oil at the store where the contraband sugar was kept. Sakwa said the consignment, belonging to Mt Kenya Distributors Limited, included cooking oil illegally imported from Tanzania. West Kenya answers WangamatiMore on this: Contraband sugar worth Sh250 million found at Rai PaperClick here for the latest political news
June 16, 2018 12:33 UTC
Paul Pogba scored a late goal to earn France a hard-fought 2-1 win against Australia as technology played a major part in their opening World Cup Group C game on Saturday. Midfielder Pogba, who was criticised after recent below-par performances, found the back of the net with a lob after a fine one-two with second-half substitute Olivier Giroud nine minutes from time, the effort being confirmed by goal-line technology. Antoine Griezmann converted the first penalty to be awarded by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) at a World Cup in the 58th after being brought down by Josh Rishdon, only for Mile Jedinak to level, also with a penalty, after Samuel Umtiti handled. Peru take on Denmark in the other Group C match at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk later on Saturday.
June 16, 2018 12:11 UTC
12,000 tickets have been sold today for the crunch Heavyweight clash between Dillian Whyte and Joseph Parker at The O2 in London on July 28, live on Sky Sports Box Office. Tickets flew out on general sale today after venue and Matchroom Fight Pass pre-sales sold-out with fans flocking to witness the Heavyweight tussle supported by a bumper bill. Whyte is on the cusp of World title action destroyed Lucas Browne with a devastating sixth round KO of the Australian in London in March to defend the WBC Silver title and number one ranking he’d landed by beating Robert Helenius in Cardiff in October. Parker is in Britain for the third fight in a row having made his second defence of his WBO crown against Hughie Fury in Manchester in September 2017. Tickets on general sale from www.theO2.co.uk and on 0844 856 0202.
June 16, 2018 07:53 UTC
[File, AFP]Donald Trump threatened Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe he would ship 25 million Mexicans to his country, one of a series of bizarre missives that jarred fellow leaders at last week's acrimonious G7 meet, according to a report on Friday. At one point he described migration as a big problem for Europe then said to Abe: "Shinzo, you don't have this problem, but I can send you 25 million Mexicans and you'll be out of office very soon," creating a sense of irritation in the room, according to an EU official. Subscribe to the Standard SMS service and receive factual, verified breaking news as it happens. After rejecting the joint statement, Trump and his top aides assailed Trudeau, accusing him of dishonesty and betrayal. ALSO READ: USA, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 FIFA World Cup
June 16, 2018 07:07 UTC
Government is planning to move vulnerable children from charitable institutions and harsh living areas. [Denish Ochieng, Standard]The government will move more than 5 million orphans and vulnerable children from charitable institutions and other harsh living areas to the comfort of families. The measures announced in Kisumu by Labour and Social Protection Chief Administrative Officer Abdul Bahari will benefit more than 8 million children made vulnerable by poverty, harmful cultural practices, family breakdown and abandonment. According to the guidelines, children lack the love and individual attention they need for proper brain development when they are left to live outside of family set-ups. “Family-based care is more cost-effective than institutional care,” say the guidelines.
June 16, 2018 05:48 UTC
| Published Sat, June 16th 2018 at 08:28, Updated June 16th 2018 at 08:34 GMT +3The teenager from Bomet was transporting the consignment from Tanzania on a motorcycle. [Caleb Kingwara, Standard]A 17-year-old teenager is being detained by police in Migori after he was arrested smuggling bhang worth Sh105,000 into the country from Tanzania. The officer said that the teenager is from Bomet has already contacted their Bomet counterparts to help trace the other missing suspect. “We have increased crackdown on bhang from Tanzania in Migori town and from the start of this month alone we have impounded more than Sh7million of bhang,” Mukanda said. Last week, impounded 10 bags of bhang hidden in a maize plantation in Buembe village, Suna West sub-county which borders Tanzania and arrested one suspect.
June 16, 2018 05:26 UTC
Sarah bumped into one of the stolen laptops that had been intercepted by police officers manning the Kenya-Uganda border. Also forced to halt digital lessons are pupils at Mufungu Salvation Army (SA) Primary School. There are rife reports that several laptops belonging to Kenyan primary schools have been trading in various parts of Uganda. “In fact, there’s busaa club at Bumbo that plays music using one of the laptops,” he said. Chebukati said a teacher friend from Uganda had informed him that he had seen some people selling Kenyan laptops in Uganda.
June 16, 2018 05:15 UTC