| Published Thu, August 16th 2018 at 15:38, Updated August 16th 2018 at 15:41 GMT +3A woman died on Thursday after being hit by a police vehicle. Residents immediately jammed the scene and demanded that the driver of the vehicle, who fled the scene, be arrested. An eye witness, James Odhiambo said the police vehicle was pursuing another vehicle when the driver lost control and hit the woman. “The woman was waiting to cross the road before she was hit by a police land crusier, the vehicle was coming from Isebania at high speed," said Odhiambo. He added: "The police driver could have activated the siren to warn the public that it was pursuing a criminal."
August 16, 2018 12:45 UTC
Police in Thika seized 1600 bags stolen from World Food Programme (WFP)Police in Thika have seized1600 bags of rice and 400 bags of wheat flour belongs said to belong to World Food Programme (WFP). The said consignment which is believed to be relief food was found at the premises of a businessman called Michael Mburu, in Ngoingwa estate. Police have arrested Mburu and 10 of his workers who were found repackaging the rice. The consignment was to be distributed to Tana River County flood victims.
August 16, 2018 12:33 UTC
Harriet Nassali, 38, is alleged to have beheaded Siraje Kavuma, 53, with a machete after she had found a new man and wanted their relationship to "blossom". She fled from the gruesome scene after digging a 3ft hole in the garden to bury her headless husband's corpse. This is reportedly not the first time Mrs Nassali has tried to kill her husband, as she had previously made alleged attempts to poison him. A police spokesman said: “It’s alleged that Harriet Nassali hacked her husband to death with a machete “She cut his head, killing him instantly. “They had misunderstandings for a while and mother made several attempts to poison father,” she told local media.
August 16, 2018 12:00 UTC
| Published Thu, August 16th 2018 at 14:42, Updated August 16th 2018 at 14:48 GMT +3Kings Prism Tower in the Upper Hill, Nairobi. The iconic Kings Prism Tower in the Upper Hill area of Nairobi is open for tenants. ALSO READ: The new kings of Nairobi skylineThe Kings Prism Tower has 28 floors for offices, one level of reception recreational and a restaurant with an indoor and outdoor sitting and five storeys for parking. You need an office that signals your stature, showcases your company’s image and reflects your global lifestyle: your address at King’s Prism will state it all,” the developers, Kings Developers said. Text the word 'NEWS' to 22840Kings Prism Tower joins the list of tallest buildings in Nairobi’s skyline.
August 16, 2018 11:48 UTC
| Published Thu, August 16th 2018 at 12:49, Updated August 16th 2018 at 13:55 GMT +3Airgate Centre Mall formally known as Taj Mall. [Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard]The Government has given owners of Airgate Mall formally known as Taj Mall two weeks to demolish it. In a notice to the public, the Government said the mall encroaches on a land reserved hindering the construction of the Outering Road. On Wednesday, two churches and five residential buildings were demolished in Dandora for being on land belonging to the Kenya Railways. Last week Nema bulldozers also descended on Java restaurant in Kileleshwa, Southend Mall along Langata Road and Ukay Mall that was located in Westlands.
August 16, 2018 09:54 UTC
The procedures and standard operations for all parliamentary committees are provided for under the law. A committee of Parliament is guided by the rules of the House, which require us to adhere to some standard procedures. The Act requires the appointing authority to, upon nominating a person for appointment, notify the relevant House of Parliament through the Speaker. The notification shall be in writing and lodged with the Clerk of the relevant House of Parliament. The law requires that once we receive memoranda, which must be in sworn affidavits, then the nominee is given an opportunity to reply in the form of sworn affidavits as well.
August 08, 2018 04:30 UTC
Muhoro, 54, was among President Uhuru Kenyatta's nine nominees for ambassadorial appointments okayed by the Defence and Foreign Relations committee. The petition seemed to be a continuation of a long running duel between Ahmednasir and Muhoro that has resulted in a defamation suit. In the petition filed in Parliament, Ahmednasir paints Muhoro as a corrupt man who headed an elimination squad within the police — claims he has made before. In the petition, Ahmednasir narrates how Muhoro allegedly corruptly overturned an investigation indicting some eight individuals in the Tatu City tussle. Ahmednasir claims that after he reported the matter to the DPP in April, 2017, he received credible intelligence that Muhoro was planning to kill him.
August 08, 2018 04:30 UTC
The March 9 handshake remains the foremost highlight of the postelection period as Kenya marks a year after the hotly contested elections. The last staged handshake between Kenyatta and Odinga was shortly after the 2013 election, when Raila accepted defeat. But few observers believe the truce will resolve the deep-seated ethnic tensions as Uhuru and Raila have promised. Cases linked to the violence after the 2007 election against Uhuru and Ruto at the International Criminal Court in The Hague collapsed. Also read: I also deserve handshake goodies like Raila, Kalonzo tells UhuruA year after the last general election, tension is palpable in government, especially after the March 9 handshake.
August 08, 2018 04:00 UTC
Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jr on Tuesday told the Nation that Kenyans should be ‘very worried” about the current state of the IEBC. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) was crippled following the exit of vice chairperson Consolata Nkatha, and commissioners Paul Kurgat and Margaret Mwachanya in April. As we speak, the IEBC is in a shambles, it is riddled with corruption and they are taking each other to court,” Mr Mudavadi told NTV on Sunday. Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jr on Tuesday told the Nation that Kenyans should be ‘very worried” about the current state of the IEBC. IEBC has, in a case by activist Okiya Omtatah, and which will be heard next month, also sought the interpretation of the provision of the IEBC Act that provides that quorum for any plenary sitting should be five.
August 07, 2018 22:41 UTC
Mr Jakakimba issued a statement on Sunday claiming he was sent to Harare by Mr Odinga. Zimbabwe police chief spokesperson Charity Charamba said Mr Jakakimba was in Harare as Mr Odinga’s envoy, adding that he incited opposition supporters. Dr Ong’wen said reports of Mr Jakakimba acting as Mr Odinga’s envoy and the party’s involvement in the chaos were untrue. Mr Odinga and Mr Tsvangirai were close friends, attending each other’s political events from time to time. When Mr Tsvangirai died early in the year, Mr Odinga gave a keynote speech at his funeral.
August 07, 2018 22:41 UTC
The Competition Authority of Kenya has dismissed as punitive a study by the Communications Authority that recommends price capping. Director General Wang’ombe Kariuki yesterday told MPs that the proposal would hurt the dominant network. The intervention of a regulator should be informed by abuse of dominance position,” Kariuki said. Wang’ombe said CA should introduce initiatives that will reduce switching costs and ease entry especially through a clear spectrum policy. They will have been taught not to innovate as innovations will be served to them on a silver platter,” he said.
August 07, 2018 19:52 UTC
They also bar trading in cars and metals and minerals that include gold, steel, coal and aluminium. “Thirty million customers have made a conscious decision to come onto Safaricom’s network,” Collymore told a parliamentary committee when asked if Safaricom was hindering competition. The dollar remains muscled up on the FX Exchanges and particularly against EM currencies which have gotten creamed. Safaricom traded 5.167m shares worth 145.843m. Safaricom is outperforming the All Share by 1,100 basis points in 2018.
August 07, 2018 19:52 UTC
Youth from Kakamega, Bungoma and Siaya counties in Western Kenya want their governments to assign them 35 per cent of the agricultural development budgets. In their declaration after a two-day conference on agri-business at Bukura Agricultural College that ended on Friday, the youth also want the three governments to enact effective youth agribusiness policies and legislation in line with national and international policies. The youths also want the three counties to fully involve them in formulation and implementation of enacted policy documents. They also said that access to land and finances should be considered by their respective governments for youth development projects.
Part of a flat at Caribbean Park apartments and several walls in Kileleshwa estate were yesterday demolished on the second day of the crackdown on structures close to the banks of Nairobi River. They were however unlucky as the iron-sheet walls were again pulled down. The walls of Taj apartment that was constructed right in the middle of the river was among those that were pulled down. The demolitions to clear structures standing on wetlands in Nairobi are aimed at reclaiming the Nairobi River. The demolition exercise is being carried out by the multi-agency Nairobi River regeneration task force appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta last December.
Local audio producer Tedd Josiah is slowly adapting to life after losing his wife Regina in September last year. In an interview with the Play House YouTube Channel, Tedd talked about his journey in the music industry. Tedd went ahead to master the art of producing music. "I started doing background vocals more and lead vocals. I did all the Coke brands and that's how people started looking for me for adverts and radio shows."