Last Updated: August 1, 2014 16:36


Military reshuffle a succession game plan as old guard retired

The recent changes to the military top brass were effected to fill vacant positions as a result of sickness, retirements, appointments to other positions of various senior officers and also as part of a succession game plan, The Standard has established.

Muturi warns against judicial dictatorship

The National Assembly has called for mutual respect and smooth co-ordination in discharging constitutional duties by the three arms of government.

Senate to decide fate of embattled governor

Senate has received correspondence on the impeachment of Machakos deputy Governor Bernard Kiala from the county assembly and is set to begin the process of substantiating the charges this week.

Kaparo likely to clinch post as House debates NCIC list

The National Assembly is tomorrow expected to approve a list of 15 nominees to the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC).

Governors protest meagre allocation to level five hospitals

Governors are not satisfied with the Sh1.8 billion conditional allocation to regional hospitals, lamenting it is a far cry to the Sh10 billion they had requested.

Finance committee backs CRA's move to set budget limits for counties

Senators have backed the Commission on Revenue Allocation's (CRA) recommendations setting budget ceilings on spending by counties, saying the curbs would ensure prudent use of finances.

Kenya has borrowed Sh829 billion from China, says Treasury PS

The Chinese Government has given Kenya loans and grants worth over Sh829 billion since 2008 for various projects, the Senate heard yesterday.

Three counties lay claim to Konza project

Three counties are laying claim to the ambitious Konza Techno City project, raising serious concerns on its exact location. Leaders drawn from Machakos, Kajiado and Makueni counties have disagreed on the location of the project.

Kenya, Rwanda join forces to fight terrorism

Kenya and Rwanda have pledged to continue working closely in the fight against terrorism, saying it poses a serious threat to the regions' peace and stability.

Bill seeking to tame expenditure in counties tabled

Governors will be required to spend 60 per cent of their allocation on development and 40 per cent on recurrent expenditure annually if a proposed law before the Senate is passed.

Uhuru revokes 500,000 acre title in Lamu

President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed Cabinet Secretary for Lands and Environment Charity Ngilu to revoke a 500,000-acre title deed, allegedly illegally acquired by 22 entities in Lamu area, with immediate effect.

Man petitions IG Kimaiyo over 'wrongful detention'

An engineer based in Eldoret has petitioned Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo over unfair detention.

‘Attacker used witness’ ID to enlist SIM card

A trial court yesterday heard that a witness' identity card was used to register a SIM card that was used by one of the attackers to make calls at the Westgate Mall during and after the September 21 terror attack.

MPs put police chiefs on the spot over flawed recruitment

Top police chiefs were yesterday upbraided for failing to tame corruption, favoritism and nepotism in the police recruitment that was done a fortnight ago.

Court freezes EACC recruitments as sacked official contests move

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has been restrained from appointing deputy directors for regional offices after an employee who had been shortlisted but later sacked moved to court to challenge the appointments.