PHOTO | FILE| NATION MEDIA GROUP1. • The prosecution had failed to authenticate the source of the video where Mr Kuria was alleged to have used foul language. •Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku denied Mr Kuria, who has since been released, an anticipatory bail which he had applied for. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP2. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP10.
January 22, 2020 11:37 UTC
However, Prof Mbeche dismissed the claims, saying he was recalled by Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha to act. “We are waiting for the decision of the government after Monday’s court orders for the next course of action,” said Prof Mbeche. Prof Kiama appointed Prof Madara Ogot, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Extension, to act in the position for the period Prof Mbeche will be on leave. Some staff and students support Prof Kiama while others are on Prof Mbeche's side. Prof Kiama said no single person possesses a monopoly of knowledge, wisdom and solutions.
January 22, 2020 11:33 UTC
By PHYLLIS MUSASIAMore by this AuthorSeventeen people are recuperating at Molo Sub-County Hospital after they were injured in a road accident at Migaa along the Nakuru-Eldoret highway. The Wednesday morning accident involved a lorry and a bus which were both heading to Nakuru. The lorry, which appeared to have experienced brake failure, sped off even as police tried to stop it. LORRY HOOTINGWitnesses said the lorry was hooting loudly and vehicles that were in front of it could been seen giving way for it to pass. Mr Matu said police were looking for the lorry driver.
January 22, 2020 10:18 UTC
By JACOB WALTERMore by this AuthorMarsabit County has paid Sh600 million in pending bills out of the genuine Sh900 million owed to suppliers, Governor Mohamud Ali has said. “We are on the right track and are striving to be in compliance with the National Treasury’s directive on pending bills,” Governor Ali said on Tuesday. AdvertisementAn audit carried out by the county revealed that pending bills amounting to Sh200 million were fake and, therefore, ineligible for payment. APPEAL FOR FUNDS“I wonder how the national government expects counties to settle their pending bills without releasing funds to them. The National Treasury has continued to withhold funds to the counties that have not cleared their pending bills.
January 22, 2020 09:33 UTC
By CECIL ODONGOMore by this AuthorA local bank at the centre of a defamation row with controversial blogger Cyprian Nyakundi has hired a top British law firm currently representing Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle to tackle the case. In a statement published in local dailies, Victoria Commercial Bank (VCB) says it has enlisted the services of London-based Schillings, renown for reputation management and defamation issues, in its case against Mr Nyakundi. Mr Nyakundi and Mr Ong'era were arrested by Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officers at Westgate Mall, Nairobi on Monday on allegations of extortion, blackmail and false accusations. DEFIANTIn its statement, VCB says it initiated further legal action against the controversial blogger after its plea to have him remove or delete the defamatory posts bore no fruit. The bank also revealed that it has engaged third party websites that re-published the stories seeking their removal.
January 22, 2020 09:22 UTC
Bodies of three of those who lost their lives at the killer spots were retrieved on Tuesday after drowning two days earlier. They were all pupils of Weithaga Primary School and had gone on a swimming expedition in Thika River. Locals watch as divers search for bodies of two children who drowned in Thika River on January 20, 2020. PHOTO | NDUNG’U GACHANE | NATION MEDIA GROUPResidents now want the Murang’a County government to train more divers, clear bushes surrounding the killer spots, and post warnings to locals to stop swimming at the water falls. On Tuesday, the disaster management team retrieved the bodies of Moses Mwangi, 13, Michael Gikandu, 11, and Elvis Irungu, 11.
January 22, 2020 09:11 UTC
By BARAZA JMMore by this AuthorWould a used 2012 VW Variant, a 2012 Mazda 3 or a 2012 Honda Stream make economic sense in terms of cost of purchase, fuel consumption and overall maintenance? 2012 Volkswagen Golf Variant: As stated, it costs Sh1.1 million. Oddly enough, the Variant is bigger and more practical than the hatchback but costs less generally. 2012 Honda Stream: Charges lurk in the Sh1.1 million range with a few money-hungry dealers wandering as high up as 1.3. It has neither the practicality and carrying capacity of the Variant nor the seven-seat versatility of the Stream yet it costs the same as them.
January 22, 2020 07:52 UTC
By KITAVI MUTUAMore by this AuthorResidents of Mwingi North in Kitui County are a worried lot after swarms of locusts invaded their farms. The affected areas are Tseikuru, Kyuso, Mivukoni and Katse in the vast constituency where farmers’ efforts to harvest their maize and green grams have been disrupted. According to County Chief officer for Water Kioko Kiilu, the locusts were first sighted on Tuesday morning moving from the northern side of Tharaka-Nithi and Meru counties. “A team of county agriculture officials led by Deputy Governor Wathe Nzau is already on the ground monitoring the situation to help in mapping the affected areas,” said Mr Kiilu. LOCUSTS SPREADThe locusts first invaded the Mwingi Game Reserve that separates Kitui and Meru counties before spreading to other inhabited areas.
January 22, 2020 07:30 UTC
By LUCY MKANYIKAMore by this AuthorThe assault case against Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been dropped. Senior Resident Magistrate Frederick Nyakundi ruled Wednesday morning that there are sufficient grounds for permitting Coast police boss Rashid Yakub to withdraw his complaint. Yesterday, the prosecution told the court that the complainant is willing to withdraw the case as he is no longer interested in pursuing it. However, the prosecution did not state the reason for withdrawal of the case.
January 22, 2020 07:18 UTC
A section of people in the group took an issue with the Atheists’ lack of belief in God asking the family to refund the atheists their money. The community wants the family to refund the atheists their money yet there is no assurance we will raise Lutta’s fee in full. According to Rono, Lutta’s mother only wants to see her son in school regardless of where the money comes from. The single mother of four was left with a tough choice between heeding to the community’s pressure to refund the money and accepting the atheists’ help which would probably upset her community. When my brother is in need and I can help, I will help,” he said replying to the agitated group members.
January 22, 2020 07:07 UTC
Lawyer Miguna Miguna has written a moving tribute to his father in law after missing the burial. Evident that he will not be present, Miguna sent his emotional tribute to the father in law. "I apologise to Jaduong' na Omolo Awange for me not having the raw power to attend the funeral by force. He described his father-in-law as a man who loved reading books and was able to read all his books including newspapers. "Mzee Molo Awange read all my published books, newspaper commentaries and closely followed my media engagements.
January 22, 2020 06:56 UTC
The Harambee Stars will try qualify for the 2022 World Cup [COURTESY]For the 13th consecutive time in their history, the Kenya men’s national football team will try qualify for the elusive FIFA World Cup. On social media, Kenyans’ excitement stood out, with fans projecting Harambee Stars chances at the event. Here are some reactions captured on social media:Fair but tricky draw for Harambee Stars in 2022 World Cup Qualifiers. — The Andy Guy ™ (@anddiye) January 21, 2020Harambee Stars journey for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers depends on performance against Group E opponents. (@conradkeya) January 21, 2020It is possible @Nmwendwa It is possible @harambee__stars It is possible @VictorWanyama@OgadaOlungaGroup EMaliUgandaKenyaRwandaQatar 2022 world cup qualifiers.
January 22, 2020 06:33 UTC
Embattled UoN Vice Chancellor Stephen Kiama will operate from the old Vice Chancellor’s Office in Gandhi Wing. This is after the current acting VC Isaac Mbeche refused to hand him keys to the ultra-modern University’s main office baptised "the University of Nairobi towers." “As an interim measure, and to respect and safeguard university property from wanton destruction, the Vice-Chancellor will operate from the old Vice Chancellor’s Office in Gandhi Wing as a solution that upholds the image of the University as an upstanding and law-abiding citizen of this republic is pursued,” Kiama said in a memo on Wednesday. “I take this opportunity to reaffirm my earlier communicated commitment to be available to you all for guidance and direction,” he said. More to follow
January 22, 2020 06:33 UTC
US President Donald Trump is planning to add four African countries to the travel ban list, according to media reports. President Trump, in an interview with Wall Street Journal on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, confirmed that he was considering adding some countries to the travel ban list but declined to name them. The ban will not be a blanket one for all the listed countries but will be on specific types of visas, such as business or visitor visas. In September 2017, President Trump issued a travel ban prohibiting most people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen from entering the US. The ban was challenged in court but a Supreme Court ruling in June 2018 upheld it.
January 22, 2020 06:22 UTC
The Golf Club now boasts of around 1,000 members. After independence, the Golf Club was passed on to the Elite Kenyans in the society. Around 1953, portable gallows were discovered in part of the golf course, which was where Mau Mau fighters were hanged. After independence, the Golf Club was passed on to the Elite Kenyans in the society. Other functions that took place at Nyeri Club during the Pre- Colonial period were Scottish Country Dancing Evenings and dances in the aid of the nearby Mount Kenya Hospital.
January 22, 2020 06:00 UTC