US graft war move is good but return loot

By EDITORIALMore by this Author The pledge by the American government to help Kenya to fight corruption is quite reassuring. Corruption runs deep and stands out as the major impediment to the country’s growth. But beyond barring the corrupt from stepping into their territory, the United States and other nations ought to institute concrete measures […]

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Medical kits ‘lying idle’ in 27 counties

Medical kits ‘lying idle’ in 27 counties

By IBRAHIM ORUKOMore by this Author Equipment supplied to at least 21 hospitals under the Sh38 billion Managed Equipment Services (MES) are either idle or dysfunctional, a Senate committee heard Tuesday. Similarly, equipment in some health facilities have neither been commissioned nor tested yet counties have been forced to pay up to Sh200 million this […]

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Officials at auditor-general’s office deny charges in Sh100m graft scam

Officials at auditor-general’s office deny charges in Sh100m graft scam

By ABIUD OCHIENGMore by this Author Several individuals and entities linked to the fraudulent purchase of audit vault software by the office of the Auditor-General at a cost of Sh100 million were Tuesday arraigned in court to face several graft charges. They include Stephen Ndung’u Kinuthia, Annette Mwangi, Patrick Shem Kamau Maina, Ephantus Kairu Kahwae, […]

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Fatuma Gedi testifies in court against MP Rashid in assault case

Fatuma Gedi testifies in court against MP Rashid in assault case

By RICHARD MUNGUTIMore by this Author Wajir Woman Representative Fatuma Gedi on Tuesday narrated to a court how she was physically assaulted an MP in the precincts of Parliament after they differed on the June 2019 budgetary allocations to constituencies in the county. Ms Gedi said she was shocked when Wajir East MP Kassim Rashid […]

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Two Murang'a teachers accused of defiling student same day

Two Murang’a teachers accused of defiling student same day

By NDUNG’U GACHANEMore by this Author Two teachers from Ndutumi Secondary School in Murang’a County were on Tuesday arrested on allegations of defiling a Form One student. Julius Rutere, a detective based in Murang’a, said the girl was defiled by the deputy principal of the school and when she reported the incident to her class […]

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Philippines' Duterte cuts short Japan trip in 'unbearable pain'

Philippines’ Duterte cuts short Japan trip in ‘unbearable pain’

By AFPMore by this Author Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, suffering from “unbearable pain” in his spine after a motorcycle accident, is cutting short a trip to Japan, his spokesman said Tuesday. The 74-year-old hurt his hip in the crash last week, with his health already the subject of intense speculation following his disclosure earlier this […]

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Ogiek, Ndorobo, claim Chepkitale land is rightfully theirs

Ogiek, Ndorobo, claim Chepkitale land is rightfully theirs

By DENNIS LUBANGAMore by this Author Members of the minority Ogiek and Ndorobo communities living around Chepkitale Forest in Mt Elgon have demonstrated against a looming eviction from the area which forms part of the five water towers in the country. The residents who marched from Chebyuk Centre to the Kopsiro Sub-County headquarters in Bungoma […]

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Indian tiger poacher with 'bear penis fetish' arrested

Indian tiger poacher with ‘bear penis fetish’ arrested

By AFPMore by this Author One of India’s most wanted tiger poachers, who also had a fetish for eating the penis of sloth bears, has been arrested after being on the run for six years, officials said. Wildlife officials in the central state of Madhya Pradesh formed a special task force in 2013 after several […]

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