Two Narok leaders walked out of a stormy Building Bridges Initiative meeting organised ahead of Saturday’s rally over claims of tribal profiling. Emurua Dikirr MP Johana Ng’eno and Narok Deputy Governor Evalyn Aruasa walked out of the meeting after the daughter of the late William Ntimama, Leah claimed the position of governor and deputy belong entirely to the Maasai community. Ng’eno and Aruasa claimed the remark made in the meeting that was supposed to be attended by all the leaders had disintegrated into “ethnic profiling”. Contrary to earlier reports that the two leaders were not given a chance to defend themselves, those in the meeting claimed the deputy governor and the MP just walked out throwing up their hands. After the two leaders walked out, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga walked into the meeting and announced that he had met with President Uhuru Kenyatta to discuss the “burning issue of the Kitet Maasai” on the disputed Kedong Ranch sitting on 75,000 acres.
February 21, 2020 16:07 UTC
By VITALIS KIMUTAIMore by this AuthorThere was drama at Bomet Law Courts Thursday as police arrested a Kericho-based advocate. Thaddaeus Martin Nyangiri was arrested over claims that his clients presented a fake Will in court during a succession dispute. Nyangiri was seized after Bomet Principal Magistrate Lilian Kiniale issued a warrant of arrest against the lawyer two weeks ago. Ms Kiniale also ordered for the arrest of former Bomet Lands Registrar Jotham Ngeno and a Mrs Naomi Wanjiru. Two brothers, David Kimutai and Raymond Cheruiyot, have been charged with intermeddling with the estate of their late father, Julius Cheruiyot Ngeno, contrary to the laws of succession.
February 21, 2020 15:44 UTC
tour, which has already brought in tens of millions of dollars and announced 50 new tour dates, beginning in March. When it comes to her tour, Siwa is heavily involved in the planning process, from the merchandise to the overall cost of the production. In addition to tour, live appearances and YouTube videos, Siwa is the star of the Nickelodeon YouTube cartoon, "JoJo and BowBow," and she has an exclusive licensing deal with Nickelodeon. Still, Siwa has brought in the most consumer-product success from a live-action star in Nickelodeon history, Kaufman told Rolling Stone. "There has never really been someone who has done what I've done," Siwa told Rolling Stone.
February 21, 2020 15:11 UTC
At least 300 girls from Kakamega County, who dropped out of school after falling pregnant, will continue with their education as the government has released Sh5 million for this. Clad in their school uniforms and carrying their babies, the girls presented themselves for the award at Friends School, Samitsi in Kakamega North Sub-county on Friday. SCHOLARSHIPSThe girls were identified and taken back to school through the Tumaini and Eagles Scholarship Programme, managed by the office of Kakamega Woman Representative Elsie Muhanda. The programme covers teenage girls who drop out of school due to pregnancy and boys from humble backgrounds. “Kakamega has been ranked position four in the country in cases of teenage pregnancies.
February 21, 2020 15:11 UTC
The law devised this mechanism in an attempt to honour this underlying tenet of criminal law while preventing an accused person from absconding. Legitimacy expressed by the people is known as public legitimacy and it is an important component under the wide umbrella of judicial legitimacy. This corrosion of public legitimacy threatens the foundations of our democracy and the rule of law. The Rule of Law and Legitimacy of CourtsSource: The WJP Rule of Law IndexOne of the components evaluated under the World Justice Project’s Rule of Law index is the efficacy of a country’s criminal justice. In essence, the criminal justice score, is a score on the criminal justice system’s public legitimacy.
February 21, 2020 15:09 UTC
By BERNARD ROTICHMore by this AuthorNational cross country champion Kibiwott Kandie day won the men’s title in the 14th edition of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Half Marathon in the United Arab Emirates. Ethiopia’s Ababel Brihane set a new world half marathon record of 1:04:31 in the women’s race after upsetting women’s marathon record holder Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei. Related Stories Brihane shatters half marathon world recordAdvertisementKandie hopes he will be selected to represent Kenya in the World Half Marathon Championship to be held in Gdynia, Poland, on March 29. My goal is to compete in the World Half Marathon Championship,” added the athlete. Kosgei’s coach Eric Kimaiyo said that the athlete, who had promised a world record, suffered a hip injury.
February 21, 2020 15:00 UTC
President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked governors to extensively eradicate corruption and pending bills in their respective counties. Uhuru termed pending bills as a wrong against traders who he said are incurring losses. “There are still unpaid bills in accounts offices although the respective goods and services have been delivered some for over a year," he said. Uhuru expressed satisfaction with the ongoing rollout of Big 4 Agenda programmes on universal health coverage, affordable housing, manufacturing and food security. Also discussed was a report by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission on the management of the ballooning public wage bill.
February 21, 2020 14:48 UTC
Stocks fell and bond prices rose sharply on Wall Street Friday amid signs that economic fallout from the viral outbreak that originated in China is hurting U.S. companies. The yield on the 30-year Treasury reached a record low as investors sought the safety of U.S. government bonds. New data showing manufacturing and business activity suddenly slowed this month stoked investors' anxiety over the outbreak's impact on company profits. The economic data and virus outbreak news led investors to seek the safety of U.S. government bonds, pulling yields sharply lower. Gold rose $28.00 to $1,644.60 per ounce, silver rose 22 cents to $18.52 per ounce and copper rose 2 cents to $2.62 per pound.
February 21, 2020 14:45 UTC
The Gypsy King is looking to become a two-time heavyweight champion of the world when he locks horns with WBC chief Wilder in las Vegas. Fury will hope to have his hand raised in Saturday’s pivotal rematch at the MGM Grand Arena. “Tyson wanted Ben [Davison] in the camp, it was Ben's decision not to come into camp. “I’d say Tyson respects Wilder more in this fight, but Tyson knows he can beat him. The way Tyson has changed things, he is a better fighter because of it, which brings more chance of winning the fight.”
February 21, 2020 14:31 UTC
Nairobi, Mombasa and Vihiga counties are the most densely populated counties in Kenya. In the 2019 Census report released on Friday, Nairobi is leading with a population of 6,247 people per square kilometre. Nairobi County has a total population of 4,397,037 people out of whom 2,192,452 are male compared to 2,204,376 female and 245 intersex. Vihiga has a total population of 590, 013 with 283,678 being male and 306, 323 being female and 12 intersex. Out of these, the total population is 1,266,860 people out of whom 605,784 are male compared to 661,038 female and 38 intersex.
February 21, 2020 14:26 UTC
By MOHAMED AHMEDMore by this AuthorThe government has seized another 6,000 illegal firearms, only two months after another 8, 000 guns were destroyed. We will destroy them soon," he said but noted that the issue of illegal firearms remains in areas experiencing conflict. COMMITMENTSIn November 2019, President Uhuru Kenyatta presided over the destruction of 8,700 illegal firearms and 366,000 bullets. The commitments include the UN Firearms Protocol of 2001, the Arms Trade Treaty of 2013 and the Sustainable Development Goals of 2015. In January, the CS suspended issuing of new licences to firearm dealers as part of efforts to reduce the number of illegal weapons in the wrong hands.
February 21, 2020 14:26 UTC
Mr Elungata also said Mr Karisa was given Sh8,340 for transport to his home in Mtwapa, Kilifi County. AdvertisementUPROARFollowing his arrest, Mr Karisa was taken to the Likoni Ferry Police Station, where he recorded a statement, and was arraigned on February 14. FAMILY TRADEMr Karisa told the Nation his story in an exclusive interview at his family's home in Mtwapa. LADY LUCKLady Luck struck on Friday, when prison wardens called Mr Karisa and told him some visitors wanted to see him. Mr Karisa noted that he also educates villagers on reptiles and their benefits
February 21, 2020 14:09 UTC
By JOSEPH OPENDAMore by this AuthorFamily Bank is now free to auction the home of Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama after the lawmaker gave up his bid to stop the sale. The MP withdrew an appeal he had filed in court challenging the judgment of Justice Dalmas Ohungo delivered in 2017, which allowed the sale of his home over Sh9 million mortgage arrears. The MP moved to court in 2017 to have the bank restrained from selling the land, registered under his wife’s name -- Florence Mandere Masita. He accused the bank of failing to issue a notice to his wife, who was the registered owner of the land. In its response, the bank termed Mr Arama’s application as frivolous, mischievous and lacking in merit.
February 21, 2020 13:58 UTC
Good evening,About 7, 000 teachers have failed to collect their Teachers Service Commission certificates despite applying for them. A report compiled by TSC showed the teachers failed to collect their certificates, which were returned to the commission last month from their home postal addresses. These are the stories make headlines on the Star this evening.
February 21, 2020 13:52 UTC
Kikuyu community are the most populous in Kenya, census results have indicated. Volume IV of the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census results released on Friday noted that the community has 8.14 million people. The three tribes make up almost half of the Kenyan population (44.7 per cent). The total population stands at 47.6million. Kalenjins were followed by Luos at 5 million, Kamba at 4.6million, Somalis in Kenya at 2.7 million and Kisiis at 2.7 million.
February 21, 2020 13:48 UTC