Gospel singer Wahu has urged fathers to be more involved in their daughters' lives. "Fathers of girls, I want to tell you that your girl needs your attention more than she needs your money," she said during a Churchill Show recording in Ngong'. Wahu said girls need their fathers to be more present in their lives to give them confidence in future. Wahu is a mother of two girls, Tumiso and Nyakio. Wahu and her husband Nameless (David Mathenge), will be celebrating 14 years in marriage this year.
June 19, 2019 07:52 UTC
The number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict exceeded 70 million globally last year - the highest number in the UN refugee agency's almost 70 years of operations. The almost 70.8 million people forcibly displaced is 2.3 million more than the previous year, according to the agency's annual Global Trends report. In 2018, the number of refugees reached 25.9 million worldwide, 500,000 more than in 2017. Syria had a considerably higher number than any other country with 6.7 million, followed by Afghanistan with 2.7 million. At more than 1.5 million, Ethiopians were the largest newly displaced population in 2018, 98% of them internally, more than doubling the previous number.
June 19, 2019 07:52 UTC
By ERIC MUKOYAMore by this AuthorIf I marry a single mother of one child and want to assume full responsibility for the child, is it possible to delete the name of the biological father from the birth certificate? for medical cover, is impossible if a different name appears as father on the birth certificate. You can assume parental responsibility without changing names by virtue of marriage or through an adoption process for legal custody. Lastly, upon acquiring parental responsibility through marriage, you can add the child’s name to the list of dependents for medical cover. In the alternative, you are allowed to swear an affidavit as proof of parental responsibility.
June 19, 2019 07:30 UTC
“All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth,” Greek philosopher Aristotle wrote in Politics. The fate of Kenya depends on its economic development - will our youth inherit a robust economy, or will they not get to enjoy the freedoms that accompany economic prosperity? At its core, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s agenda is about supporting youth education and encouraging them to do something with it. High-quality youth education is the key to implementing each aspect of it. We have seen efforts on many fronts to encourage the advancement of knowledge and innovation amongst our youth.
June 19, 2019 07:30 UTC
By DAVID MWEREMore by this AuthorThe government will hire civil servants on contract from July 1 as part of public service reforms that seek to boost productivity and trim the wage bill. POLICY CHANGEAnnouncing the policy change, Public Service Commission (PSC) chairman Stephen Kirogo Tuesday said the move will compel public workers to put in more effort and raise productivity. We certainly cannot allow this.”On Tuesday, the leadership of Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) and Kenya Union of Post Primary Education (Kuppet) were unavailable for comment as every indication shows their members may not be spared. “At the core of this philosophy and strategy is the quest to reboot public service performance management systems to a level that will sustainably support service delivery effectiveness and productivity,” he said. This is because it introduces a rewards and sanctions regime for public service in which hard work and commitment to service will be rewarded while poor performance will be sanctioned.
June 19, 2019 07:30 UTC
Seven in court over manufacturing medicinal substancesFrancis Maina, Samuel Kamau, Henry Mukunga, Saida Mariam, Lucy Njeri, Diana Wanjiku, Catherine Nduta at the Milimani law courts on 6/18/2019. [George Njunge]Seven suspects were charged with manufacturing medicinal substances without a licence.Catherine Nduta, Diana Wanjiku, Lucy Njeri, Saida Mariam, Henry Mukhwana, Samuel Kamau and Francis Maina were arrested Monday after inspectors from the Pharmacy and Poisons Board raided clinics in Nairobi and seized a variety of herbal medicines. The seven pleaded not guilty to all the charges. Ms Zainabu released each of the suspects on a Sh500,000 bond or Sh300,000 cash bail. For the latest news in entertainment check out Sde.co.ke and Pulser.co.ke , for everything sports visit Gameyetu.co.ke and ladies we have you covered on Evewoman
June 19, 2019 07:29 UTC
The court ruled that Mohamed Ali Abdikar, Hassan Aden Hassan, Sahal Diriye and Rashid Charles Mberesero have a case to answer. By SAM KIPLAGATMore by this AuthorFour people accused of planning Garissa University terror attack about four years ago in which 148 people were killed will know their fate on Wednesday. The court ruled that Mohamed Ali Abdikar, Hassan Aden Hassan, Sahal Diriye and Rashid Charles Mberesero have a case to answer. Mr Andayi, however, freed Mr Osman Abdi Dagane, saying there was no evidence linking him to the attack which occurred on April 2, 2015 at Garissa University. The court also dismissed charges against Mr Mberesero, who was alleged to be a Tanzanian and was illegally in Kenya.
By BRIAN WASUNAMore by this AuthorThe anti-graft watchdog is pursuing a third separate charge against former National Land Commission (NLC) boss Muhammad Swazuri. Deputy Director of Valuation and Taxation Joash Oindo and his boss Salome Munubi are also on the anti-graft watchdog’s radar over the Ongata Rongai land saga. China Communication Construction Company (CCCC) Limited, which was hired by Kenya Railways to put up Phase 2A of the Standard Gauge Railway, has already taken possession of the land. The EACC has secured a court order barring transfer of Sh927.8 million to CMLTI as it gathers evidence against the church group, Prof Swazuri and other NLC and Kenya Railways Corporation officials. Initially, Altana Corporation sued CMLTI in the lands court seeking Sh139 million as consultancy fees.
On average, each State official at the county level (governors, their deputies, and the 10 county executives) earned Sh183,000 per month between 2013 and 2017. COUNTY ADVISORSAt the county level, advisers have racked up Sh823 million in salaries alone since 2013. Unaffordable, unsustainableWhile the positions are perfectly legal, the little improvement in services at the county level raises many questions as regards value for money. On average, each State official at the county level (governors, their deputies, and the 10 county executives) earned Sh183,000 per month between 2013 and 2017. Of the commercial State corporations surveyed, Kenya Power was the highest spender in 2017 at Sh336 million.
Trader sues City Hall over parking fee tenderNairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s(pictured) administration has been sued for secretly awarding a multi-million shilling contract for revenue collection to a private company. SEE ALSO :City Hall on the spot over title deeds“The Nairobi County Government’s decision to award the contract for revenue collection to Nouveta Ltd without any competitive bidding was unlawful, illegal and unconstitutional. The company did not even apply for the tender,” swore Mr Migwi. He wondered how a company, which was incorporated in August 2018, was awarded the lucrative contract without following due process, and said this suggests underhand dealings at City Hall. The businessman wants the court to quash the county government’s decision to award the contract to the company and declare that the public must be engaged before any other contract for revenue collection is signed.
June 19, 2019 06:33 UTC
The lowest confidence levels in relation to vaccines were in Western Europe where more than a fifth (22 percent) of people disagree that vaccines are safe. Globally, 79 percent of people agreed that vaccines are safe and 84 percent said they were effective. By AFPMore by this AuthorWASHINGTON,France has the lowest levels of trust in vaccines globally, according to the world's biggest survey on public attitudes toward health and science, which was published on Wednesday. The lowest confidence levels in relation to vaccines were in Western Europe where more than a fifth (22 percent) of people disagree that vaccines are safe, and in Eastern Europe where 17 percent disagreed that vaccines are effective. The gender gap existed even when men and women reported equal levels of science attainment, and was widest in the Northern European region.
June 19, 2019 06:22 UTC
Ojienda rejects anti-money laundering law on advocatesCity lawyer Tom Ojienda (pictured) says the proposal in the Finance Act 2019 to compel lawyers to report to authorities on the cash they handle from their clients is offensive. Prof Ojienda, a former Law Society of Kenya President and ex-Judicial Service Commission member, tabled a 13-page petition to Parliament, demanding withdrawal of the proposal. FRC Director General Saitoti Maika said Kenya risked being blacklisted as a non-compliant country if it fails to pass the law. He said in sub-Saharan Africa, only Kenya and Mozambique have not designated lawyers as reporting entities in their anti-money laundering laws. Saitoti, who is in the US attending the FATF annual general meeting, will hold discussions with Billingslea to appraise him on developments towards strengthening Kenya's anti-money laundering laws.
June 19, 2019 06:22 UTC
Kenya’s national budget reading by the Finance Cabinet Secretary (CS) Henry Rotich demonstrates this lack of prescience. E ven the erudite post-budget commentary from political figures, usually asleep while the budget is being read, was instructively missing. Overall, the Sh3.02 trillion budget was the biggest ever in Kenya. The gloves are off, and the president has promised to deal resolutely with dissent (read Ruto supporters) in his back yard. Despite CS Rotich’s sophist attempt to justify a Sh3 trillion budget, the State has failed in its fiduciary duty to citizens.
June 19, 2019 06:11 UTC
This is the house the founder of the Boy Scouts movement, Lord Robert Baden-Powell, called home for three years before he died. It is here that, after founding the Scouts movement in 1907, Lord Baden-Powell wrote three books, among them Birds and Beasts of Africa, in which he described his relationship with the animals around Paxtu. Since Lord Baden-Powell and his wife, Lady Olave, had named their home in England Pax Hill, they decided to call their Nyeri home Paxtu, with tu meaning “only” in Kiswahili. “The rooms can be booked for guests on request, and for members of the Scouts movement,” said Mr Njoroge. Members of the Scouts movement and Girl Guides are admitted free.
June 19, 2019 06:00 UTC
Travel bans have however been criticised by some quarters of not achieving much since those whose visas are rejected are never made public. The US Embassy is closely vetting visa applications and revoking the visas of those individuals known to be engaged in graft. This came as the American Embassy is evaluating visa applications in order to weed out corrupt individuals from stepping on American soil. The move is part of a raft of measures America has put up in order to help Kenya, one of its key allies in the region in fighting graft, trafficking of narcotics and money laundering. Travel bans have however been criticised by some quarters of not achieving much since those whose visas are rejected are never made public.
June 19, 2019 06:00 UTC