President Uhuru Kenyatta has led the nation in mourning one of Kenya’s top lawyers Phillip Nzamba Kitonga who passed away on Saturday at the age of 64 years. The Senior Counsel and Constitutional expert is said to have collapsed while attending a funeral at his home area of Mutito in Kitui and died while being rushed to hospital. “I am deeply saddened by the death of my friend Senior Counsel Nzamba Kitonga, a fine constitutional lawyer and a trailblazer whose successes in public service are finely documented. “I have learnt of the passing on of Nzamba Kitonga with utmost sadness. We have just lost Nzamba Kitonga SC this evening.”The body of deceased senior counsel has since been moved from Machakos to the Lee Funeral Home in Nairobi.
October 25, 2020 09:33 UTC
Presidential and parliamentary polls on August 12, 2021 will mark the sixth attempt by opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, 58, to claim the top job. Read More"Top of the pile is the faltering state of the economy, worsened by a crippling public debt." Copper-rich Zambia has seen its external debt surge to nearly Sh1.3 trillion this year-- around 80 per cent of GDP. The International Monetary Fund projects Zambia's economy to contract by 4.8 per cent this year. "These people are dead scared of me and their plan is to eliminate me from the election next year," Hichilema told AFP.
October 25, 2020 09:22 UTC
President Uhuru Kenyatta was at PCEA Tumutumu Church in Nyeri county on Sunday to attend the centennial celebration of First Kirk-Session and the Ordination of Elders. Uhuru was received by several Central leaders, including Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu, Ndaragwa's Jeremiah Kioni among others. Uhuru praised PCEA for its work in spreading the gospel. He pledged Sh100 million will be set aside by the government to complete the PCEA Tumutumu Hospital project in Nyeri. "We want to continue to partner to educate our children and ensure citizens have access to health services."
October 25, 2020 09:21 UTC
Atheists Kenya President Harrison Mumia. [File, Standard]The Atheists In Kenya Society has vowed to reject the recently concluded Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report claiming the steering taskforce team failed to incorporate views of its members. “Despite us sending our proposals to the BBI taskforce team on February 27, 2020, none was incorporated in the final document. We will rally the atheists community in Kenya to reject BBI report,” reads society’s statement, signed by its president Harrison Mumia. Among the changes proposed by the BBI report is the alteration of governance structure which will lead to the re-introduction of the position of Prime Minister and two deputies and Leader of Opposition.
October 25, 2020 09:11 UTC
The majority of Nairobi residents from low-income areas believe the worst has passed when it comes to the Covid-19 pandamic, a Tifa poll shows. During the second round, 54 per cent of Nairobi residents surveyed said they were worried about contracting the virus. Saturday's report was the third release of Tifa’s Round Three survey of Nairobi’s low-income earners. Those who feel that that the worst has passed in the country increased from 39 per cent to 65. Fifty-two per cent of those surveyed said they had no idea about the number of virus cases or deaths in the country.
October 25, 2020 09:00 UTC
West Pokot comedian and activist Dennis Kapchok Ruto (pictured) who is popularly known as Mulmulwas was at the weekend arrested in Kapenguria and brought to Nairobi over claims of hate speech against a senator. Poghisio, who is also the local senator had apparently complained to police that the post Kapchok made was malicious and was a form of harassment to him. This prompted police to move to action and traced Kapchok to Kapenguria where he was arrested and brought to the city. Kapchok shot to fame in 2018 when West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo referred to him as “kijana fupi, round-Mulmulwas” during a public rally in Kapenguria. Kapchok is a known entertainer in West Pokot.
October 25, 2020 09:00 UTC
He has urged politicians opposing BBI report to make alternative recommendations to be captured in the Referendum Bill. Kaluma told the MPs to present alternative recommendations to the BBI team instead of just opposing the report. Read More“Let us not oppose the BBI report for the sake of it. That is why we are holding this conversation to give Kenyans an opportunity to recommend what they want to be part of the Referendum Bill,” Kaluma said. He said the referendum Bill cannot be changed upon being finalised hence the right time for reviewing its contents is now.
October 25, 2020 08:36 UTC
21 staff members at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) were surprised to find Ksh54 million spread out in their personal bank accounts without notice. A report on the Daily Nation revealed that one of the workers was so shocked upon checking his bank balance that he immediately turned to the school's council and reported himself/herself. This was what led the school's council to probe Vice-Chancellor Victoria Ngumi, whose personal account also reflected a significant chunk of the Ksh54 million. On her part, VC Ngumi maintained that there was nothing to hide as the Ksh54 million could be explained. They were factored in the project budget from the very onset and were declared as a cost to the project," the VC explained.
October 25, 2020 08:03 UTC
Past child development research often ignored fathers. This is striking given that until the 1970s, the role of fathers in their children’s development was not much studied. Psychologist Ruth Feldman of Israel’s Bar-Ilan University has found that, just like mothers, fathers experience a hormonal boost when caring for their babies, which helps the bonding process. He and his team observed fathers playing with their babies in the first months of life, then tracked the children’s development. Instead of directly affecting their children’s development, the distant dads’ behaviour could, for example, be a sign of other problems in the family.
October 25, 2020 07:52 UTC
TwitterHowever, those running for the Presidency in the 2022 general elections have their work cut out for them with regard to the choice of running mate. Kivutha KibwanaHis recent meeting with DP Ruto stirred rumors over a potential deal that could see the two team up in 2022. FileMusalia MudavadiHe is one of two leaders in this list of potential running mates in the 2022 General Elections who has actually served as Kenya's number two.. Daily NationGideon MoiThe Baringo Senator, carrier of a politically valuable last name, is also in the list of potential running mates. Politicians have already started drumming up support for the 2022 elections, with the choice of running mates a card they have elected to play close to the chest, for now.
October 25, 2020 07:30 UTC
0 SHARES Share TweetNAIROBI, Kenya Oct 25 – Former President Mwai Kibaki on Saturday mourned the former Chairperson of Committee of Experts on the 2010 Constitutional Review and lawyer Philip Nzamba Kitonga as an exceptional advocate who played a key role in Kenya’s constitutional reform process. The nation’s third President praised the departed lawyer for his patience and understanding in handling constitutional matters. I have learnt with great sadness about the demise of Senior Counsel Nzamba Kitonga, one of Kenya's most distinguished legal practitioners and a key pillar in the country’s constitutional journey. Kitonga, 64, died on Saturday evening while on his way to Nairobi from attending a funeral in Makueni. The departed Judge served as President of the East Africa Law Society and a judge at the COMESA Court of Justice.
October 25, 2020 07:23 UTC
[File, Standard]The row over the inspection of used motor-vehicles imported into Kenya deepened after one of the players accused Parliament of bias. The company argues that since it was engaged by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) in March this year, it has generated royalty income to the government to a tune of Sh45 million. Kebs Managing Director Benard Njiraini had on October 14, 2020, filed an application to stop implementation of the report. It said that it participated in the Kebs tender in November 2019 as an eligible candidate and bidder. ATJ was engaged by Kebs in a previous contract while EAA had been sub-contracted by QISJ in a previous contract.
October 25, 2020 07:06 UTC
Read MoreSuch kind of trivial compensation by a court is referred to as a nominal award. Then there is Daniel Mwanzau, a security guard who walked away with Sh1,200 after five years battling unfair termination case before the Labour Court. He also asked the court to award him Sh494,000 for unpaid overtime for the 13 years he worked for the security firm. Atogo had asked the court in the four years’ case to award him at least Sh90,000. In another case, the Kenya National Highway Authority (Kenha) won Sh10,000 as a token for trespass.
October 25, 2020 07:01 UTC
This win was only the beginning of her modeling career. But despite her success in the modeling space, Bidanya never thought modeling was a career or something she could do. At the doctor’s office, she was told she did not have stomach cancer but had Stage Two colon cancer. After eight weeks in recovery, Bidanya started her chemotherapy, which lasted eight months. After her chemotherapy, Bidanya went for another colonoscopy a year later and found no sign of cancer.
October 25, 2020 06:56 UTC
An empty classroom is seen following a shooting at a school in Kumba, Cameroon October 24, 2020, in this screengrab obtained from a social media video. [Reuters]Gunmen stormed a school in Cameroon on Saturday and opened fire indiscriminately, killing at least six children and wounding about eight more in a region where separatist insurgents operate, officials and parents said. “They found the children in class and they opened fire on them,” city sub-prefect Ali Anougou told Reuters. Isabel Dione ran into the school to search for her 12-year-old daughter when she heard about the shooting. Videos circulating on social media filmed by local journalists showed adults rushing from the school with children in their arms, surrounded by wailing onlookers.
October 25, 2020 06:56 UTC