ALSO READ: MP Waititu leads residents in reclaiming grabbed public landWhen he lost his sister to cancer in 2016, Juja MP Francis Munyua Waititu was devastated. We have for example about 63 MPs (from the National Assembly and the Senate) and thousands of other Kenyans suffering from cancer. “Kenyans seeking cancer treatment in India are suffering. Enormous burdenTwo years ago she launched the Beth Mugo Cancer Foundation to mobilise support for access to breast, cervical and prostate cancer treatment. ALSO READ: US, Japanese pair win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapyHowever, she disputed Waititu’s figures on the number of MPs suffering from the disease.
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[Beverlyne Musili, Standard]Joseph Kuria Irungu alias Jowie is likely to commit suicide if he is released on bail, the prosecution has claimed. ALSO READ: Maribe, Jowie to be detained till WednesdayMr Irungu is the fiancé of journalist Jacqueline Wanjiku Maribe and appeared alongside her in a Nairobi court yesterday. The two were charged with the murder of Monica Nyawira Kimani, who was found dead in her apartment at Lamuria Gardens in Nairobi about a month ago. Otieno swore that investigations had established that both Maribe and Irungu were responsible for Ms Kimani's death based on witness statements and forensic analysis of evidence secured. ALSO READ: Maribe, Jowie back in courtOtieno further stated that Irungu had pretended to be a security officer and described him as a dangerous person who could harm witnesses.
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Through such legal means, no child should be left vulnerable and exposed to those who would wish to harm them. Indeed, even our African culture and religious precepts dictate that we must take care of the vulnerable children. ABANDONING FUTUREAdoption opens hearts and doors to a vulnerable child who needs the permanent warmth and care of a family. A society that abandons vulnerable children is, essentially, abandoning its future. Let’s take care of that vulnerable child through adoption, kinship, institutions or any other legal means.
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This is a clear indication that the objectives of the military campaign in the war-torn neighbouring country have not yet been achieved. STABILITY EFFORTSThe KDF’s presence in Somalia is an effective strategy to engage the enemy on their own territory. It is also instructive that KDF is operating under the auspices of the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom). Kenya, which shares a long, largely porous border with Somalia, is bound to directly suffer the impact of the jihadist activities. Since the threat that sparked KDF’s entry into Somalia exists, it would be foolhardy to abandon the mission midstream.
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As Harambee Stars seem a sure bet for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, first choice goalkeeper Patrick Matasi has urged football stakeholders to offer maximum support to head coach Sebastien Migne in his bid to guide Kenya to the finals. It is the success achieved by Stars in less than a month under Migne, which has seen the Tusker goalkeeper call for patience and support from football stakeholders. Since replacing Boniface Oluoch as the first choice goalkeeper in the national team, the former Posta Rangers man has kept three clean sheets in the past three qualifiers. We have to be patient with him and support his bid to take us to the continental finale. We still have matches away to Ghana and here against Sierra Leone.
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[Photo, Standard]The county government hopes to raise Sh1.2 billion annually through a new revenue collection system launched. The system, christened NyeriPay, will see residents pay for county services using their mobile phones or pre-loaded electronic cards. He said other than increasing efficiency in revenue collection, NyeriPay would seal corruption loopholes as county officials would no longer handle cash. “The County Public Service Board has agreed to allow us to hire 30 people to help facilitate this revenue collection process," he said. "The system will also provide us with a remote mechanism to monitor revenue collection from the county headquarters."
Nairobi Regional Coordinator Kang’ethe Thuku has told land grabbers in Makadara to voluntarily surrender and return title deeds before the government swings into action. He said the government will revoke illegal titles and demolish all structures constructed on public land. Speaking to the Star on Friday, Kang’ethe said some private developers have grabbed land belonging to public schools, leaving learners without playing grounds. “Those who grabbed Martin Luther Primary School ground in Makadara should surrender the land voluntarily before we come for them. We cannot continue grabbing public land,” Kang’ethe said.
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| Published Tue, October 16th 2018 at 00:00, Updated October 15th 2018 at 21:31 GMT +3Taxpayers are likely to pay millions of shillings to repair faulty cooking gas cylinders bought by the Government. The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said it was investigating how thousands of faulty gas cylinders were supplied under a Government programme to provide cheap cooking fuel to the poor. The programme, dubbed 'Mwananchi Gas Project' is worth Sh3 billion and was targeting to buy up to one million cylinders by 2019. Defective gas cylinders may explode while in use and harm people. President Uhuru Kenyatta commissioned the affordable cooking gas project two years ago.
[File, Standard]If repeated warnings by Prof George Magoha, Chairman of the Kenya National Examination Council are anything to go by, exam cheating is back. In the last few weeks, Prof Magoha has warned specific school heads to desist from exam cheating, a warning reiterated by Mr Belio Kipsang, Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Education. As possible centres where examination cheating is likely to occur, several schools are in the spotlight. For a number of years, examination cheating has eroded the dignity of our national exams; robbing them of the ability to be the true reflectors of the learners’ competency. Just days to the start of examinations, every loophole that could be exploited to facilitate exam cheating should be sealed.
| Published Tue, October 16th 2018 at 00:00, Updated October 15th 2018 at 22:31 GMT +3Auditor General Edward Ouko has unearthed cases of misappropriation of public funds in constituencies. No logbooksIn Turkana South, Ouko has questioned the use of Sh29 million to buy three school buses. There were, however, no inspection reports, interim certificates, inspection and acceptance committee reports and bill on quantities were not made available for audit review. In Ganze Constituency, the report states that the numbering of the financial statements is not sequential, as some page numbers are repeated. “In the circumstances, the financial statements do not comply with International Public Sector Accounting Standards,” reads the report.
This was a question posed by Twitter user Danielle Muscato, who then asked men to read the replies and pay attention. And the other said that just the thought of going somewhere alone without anxiety seemed like a dream. If I do, the ‘problematic’ parts of my body - you know the ones - will be completely obscured from view. It’s true that not all men are predatory, but it’s also true that not enough men are allies. Allies who will be prepared to hold other men to account for their behaviour.
ALSO READ: Kaluma Bill proposes MPs to nominate election commission bossesWafula Chebukati, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chair, wrote to the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji to have Mr Chiloba (above) queried. IEBC communications officer Andrew Limo confirmed that Chebukati had shared, with Noordin, details of an audit and followed it with a letter. Auditor General Edward Ouko’s latest report shows taxpayers lost at least Sh9.5 billion in the procurement of goods and services for the August 8 election. The report was filed in court by Mr Chebukati as exhibit to explain why Chiloba was sent on a three-month compulsory leave. Ouko's report, tabled in Parliament, shows the commission spent billion to procure goods and services that were either not delivered or were delivered but not used.
The two State agencies issued a two-week notice for demolition last Friday. The notice has sent shivers down the spines of Gakuya and all other owners and tenants of the building. Now all my dreams have come to nought,” said Ms Adhiambo who bought a two-bedroom house four years ago. ALSO READ: Demolition of structures raises critical queriesPeter Otieno, who has a daughter in Standard Seven, read malice in the demolition order and called for thorough investigations to unravel the truth. This house was not on the list of buildings earmarked for demolition in Nairobi,” added Charles Ofwona.
[Denish Ochieng, Standard]Early childhood centres still have crowded classrooms and teacher shortages despite the devolution of the service, according to a report. The survey showed that reforms for early childhood development centres were being implemented too slowly, with counties yet to address the shortage of teachers. According to the report dubbed Accelerating Early Childhood Development through Partnerships dated July 2018, counties are facing challenges in expanding these centres due to inadequate space. Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed recently said each primary school would establish an ECD centre to provide enough places for learners. According to the report, the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) was keen on ensuring that different levels of disability were considered.
According to Kidero, where spouses are concerned, the EACC ignored that Dr Mboya was an independent party. According to Kidero, EACC has no powers to investigate private entities. Full disclosure“Had they made that disclosure, the court should have known that it had no powers to issue the orders,” argued Kidero through lawyers James Orengo, Nelson Havi and Tom Ojienda. In its reply, EACC argued that Kidero had filed a separate case seeking the same orders, which was disallowed. Susan Mboya Kidero during a past interview with The Standard on July 18, 2017.