Fernandes Barasa appears before EACC over Sh18b Ketraco scandal
Investigators interrogated Kakamega Governor Fernandes Barasa over Sh18 billion alleged loss at Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) where he served as CEO.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 year ago
Fernandes Barasa appears before EACC over Sh18b Ketraco scandal
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PSC wants State institutions to fire staff with fake certificates
State departments and corporations (parastatals) have three months to implement the order that will clean out those with questionable papers from the realms of public service.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 year ago
PSC wants State institutions to fire staff with fake certificates
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Threat to expose terror financiers haunts Aden Duale
Former Garissa MP has cut himself the image of an astute defender of president William Ruto. His outbursts on naming those behind Al-Shabaab terror attacks are yet to come to the fore.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 year ago
Threat to expose terror financiers haunts Aden Duale
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Senior technocrats dominate hot race for PS positions
The PSC had by Thursday conducted interviews for two days out of the 10-day exercise in which 585 applicants are competing for 49 PS jobs.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 year ago
Senior technocrats dominate hot race for PS positions
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President Ruto gives police control over its money
President Ruto said continued embedding of the police budget under the Office of the President had created a patronage and robbed the service of independence.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 year ago
President Ruto gives police control over its money
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The making of a Deputy President
While Ruto had a chequered publicly known past in Kanu, for Rigathi it was more strategic.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 year ago
The making of a Deputy President
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Kenyattas won't be in Parliament for first time since independence
Uhuru's sister Christina Wambui Pratt failed to make it to the list of nominations to Senate. Powerful family of first president has held a huge sway in Kenya's politics spanning decades.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 year ago
Kenyattas won't be in Parliament for first time since independence
Auditor queries Kirinyaga university bank accounts
Kirinyaga university had balances of Sh94 million in cash and bank deposits in seven commercial bank accounts. Auditor General also flags lack of regional balancing in the staffing.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 year ago
Auditor queries Kirinyaga university bank accounts
William Ruto resurfaces online after three-day silence
UDA presidential candidate William Ruto meets with the AU-COMESA Election Observer Mission at his Karen office.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 year ago
William Ruto resurfaces online after three-day silence
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Celebs mixed bag of goodies in polls
UDA candidate Nixon Korir conceded an early defeat in the Lang'ata parliamentary race, paving the way for his competitor, media personality Felix Odiwuor, alias Jalang'o.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 year ago
Celebs mixed bag of goodies in polls
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Women with disabilities face threats, insults on political trail
Women with disability face stigma and discrimination when vying for political seats. There is a false perception that women with disabilities should wait to be nominated.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 year ago
Women with disabilities face threats, insults on political trail
Mwai Kibaki's only surviving sibling, Esther Waitherero, dies
Esther Waithero at her home in Gatuyaini Village, Nyeri County on April 28, 2022. [Kibata Kihu, Standard]
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 year ago
Mwai Kibaki's only surviving sibling, Esther Waitherero, dies
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The roads and dams Uhuru built
Even President Uhuru Kenyatta's harshest critics admit he has pushed the road construction envelope further from where his predecessor Mwai Kibaki left.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 year ago
The roads and dams Uhuru built
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Mt Kenya elephant in the room: Is voter apathy the understated 2022 decider?
The region witnesses elaborate take-out-the-vote campaigns and this has been perfected from 2007 re-election of Kibaki, taken a notch higher by UhuRuto in 2013 and 2017.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 year ago
Mt Kenya elephant in the room: Is voter apathy the understated 2022 decider?
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Chaos mars Raila's rally as Marsabit rivals clash
Supporters of CS Ukur Yattani and Governor Ali engaged in a shouting match.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 year ago
Chaos mars Raila's rally as Marsabit rivals clash
Welfare officers want uniform criteria for awarding bursaries
Some NG-CDF funds such as Igembe South in Meru and Nyeri town give bursaries to all secondary school, college and university applicants provided there is proof they are in school.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 year ago
Welfare officers want uniform criteria for awarding bursaries
Martha Karua assures robust support for devolution, vows 35pc allocation
Karua promised respect and protection of freedom of worship and urged Kenyans to treat the presidential race as a job interview.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 year ago
Martha Karua assures robust support for devolution, vows 35pc allocation
William Ruto pledges to cut NHIF monthly fees, give waivers to poor
DP Ruto said he was concerned about delayed monthly disbursements to the most vulnerable including the elderly, terminally ill, widows, orphans and the disabled.
By Wainaina Ndung'u, Jane Mugambi 1 year ago
William Ruto pledges to cut NHIF monthly fees, give waivers to poor
Three deputy governors challenge bosses in polls
The three are the deputy governors of Kirinyaga, Embu and Tharaka Nithi.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 year ago
Three deputy governors challenge bosses in polls
Board celebrates teenagers who have never seen cigarette ads
The board said the country had come a long way since cigarette advertisement was banned in the mass media.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 year ago
Board celebrates teenagers who have never seen cigarette ads
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So close yet so far: Murang'a hope for presidency dimmed
The case is different for Murang'a whose fortunes evaporated inches to the dream. Former Maragua MP said historical sacrifices by Murang'a are too great to be wished away.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 year ago
So close yet so far: Murang'a hope for presidency dimmed
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What do Ruto and Gachagua have in common?
He did his BA (Political Science and Literature) degree at the University of Nairobi in 1988. Despite the fallout, he has vowed that his secrets with Mr Kenyatta are safe.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 year ago
What do Ruto and Gachagua have in common?
Rigathi Gachagua's political journey
William Ruto has picked a man two years his senior as his 2022 running mate.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 year ago
Rigathi Gachagua's political journey
Kibaki sendoff: Colourful final drive to Mt Kenya through roads, highways he built
National Youth Service (NYS) officers were deployed for crowd control within the grounds and outside, body was removed from the hearse and placed on the military gun carrier.
By Wainaina Ndung'u, Nderitu Gichure 1 year ago
Kibaki sendoff: Colourful final drive to Mt Kenya through roads, highways he built
Munene Kairu's son recalls Kibaki's loyalty to 'Nyeri Six'
Kairu, who was close to Kibaki and five other friends were arrested during the one-party era after they had fought in a bar after a tiff over the political fate of the vice president.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 year ago
Munene Kairu's son recalls Kibaki's loyalty to 'Nyeri Six'
Leaders heap praise on Kibaki on farewell day
Uhuru, Ruto and Raila extol former president as father figure whose wit changed the country. There were political undertones despite clergy asking speakers to keep off politics.
By Wainaina Ndung'u, Ndungu Gachane 1 year ago
Leaders heap praise on Kibaki on farewell day
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The file bearer Kibaki's handlers shouldn't have ignored
Mzee Githaiga developed a keen interest in archiving clippings and has over 80 files of diverse personalities ranging from Presidents Kenyatta, Moi, former AG Charles Njonjo and many others.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 year ago
The file bearer Kibaki's handlers shouldn't have ignored
Why Mwai Kibaki appointed top leaders from Meru
At some point in his 10-year rule, Kibaki's government was heavily populated by Meru leaders in the top ranks, raising eyebrows even in his Central backyard.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 year ago
Why Mwai Kibaki appointed top leaders from Meru
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Will affirmative action favour Anne Waiguru in UDA?
Anne Mumbi Waiguru, the Kirinyaga Governor has for long been touted as one of the most suitable running mates for the front runners in the presidential race.
By Wainaina Ndung'u 1 year ago
Will affirmative action favour Anne Waiguru in UDA?
Create offenders registry to save children from sex pests
The catalogue of heart-breaking reports on defilement pouring in from across the counties makes for depressing reading.
By Machua Koinange 8 years ago
Create offenders registry to save children from sex pests
Matatu driver who battled alcohol takes his last ride
Forty five year old Richard Mbugua, would have made a compelling ambassador for the National Authority for the Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (Nacada) with a story fit for a feel-good movie.
By Machua Koinange 8 years ago
Matatu driver who battled alcohol takes his last ride
Sex offenders’ register to help curb the vice
The catalogue of heartbreaking reports on defilement that continue to pour in from across the counties make for depressing reading.
By Machua Koinange 8 years ago
Sex offenders’ register to help curb the vice
Sugar deal an excuse for Kenya's political drama
The level of political discourse, like the Kenya shilling, has plunged to a really new low in recent weeks.
By Machua Koinange 8 years ago
Sugar deal an excuse for Kenya's political drama
We've let down heroes like Mzee Ojwang
One of Kenya's greatest actors and comedians took his final curtain call last weekend, leaving a deep void in the country's theatre scene and TV screens.
By Machua Koinange 8 years ago
We've let down heroes like Mzee Ojwang
Manufacturing slowdown, debt burden to cut Kenya growth
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