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Ruto to borrow Uhuru playbook in fixing the Coast squatter crisis
Kwa Bulo is witnessing a surge in high-rise buildings and bungalows. Squatters' chairman says settlement of families on the 86.7 acres has been a contentious political issue.
By Benard Sanga 5 months ago
Ruto to borrow Uhuru playbook in fixing the Coast squatter crisis
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How Makenzi's deceptive tactics lured followers
A Senate committee puts controversial preacher Paul Makenzi at the centre of the Shakahola massacre and wants him charged with the death of at least 429 people.
By Benard Sanga 6 months ago
How Makenzi's deceptive tactics lured followers
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Unmasking the terror suspects in Tana River, Lamu attacks
Maalim Ayman tops the list of the 35 most wanted terrorists released this week by the DCI. In 2020, the U.S. marked Ayman as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT).
By Benard Sanga 6 months ago
Unmasking the terror suspects in Tana River, Lamu attacks
Multinationals angle for a piece of the pie at port amid objections
The renewed plan to concession services at the two ports has, predictably, been engulfed in a storm despite President William Ruto's attempt to explain its economic implications.
By Benard Sanga 6 months ago
Multinationals angle for a piece of the pie at port amid objections
Mombasa man who set himself on fire dies in hospital
Man who set himself ablaze at Mwembe Tayari area, Mombasa succumbs to injuries, family confirms; he was receiving treatment at Coast General Hospital.
By Benard Sanga 8 months ago
Mombasa man who set himself on fire dies in hospital
PSC has no powers to determine salaries for parastatal staff, says AG
The AG was responding to Prime CS Mudavadi who had sought an advisory on the jurisdiction on constitutional powers of PSC concerning the human resource function in state corporations.
By Benard Sanga 8 months ago
PSC has no powers to determine salaries for parastatal staff, says AG
Protest, relief as ship with baobab trees sails
Farmers like Macdonald Munga, who sold the tree to Kilifi-based tycoon Gvasaliya at between Sh100,000 and Sh300,000, feel cheated from the deal.
By Benard Sanga and Nehamiah Okwembah 8 months ago
Protest, relief as ship with baobab trees sails
Tribunal temporarily halts KPA cleaning tender over graft claim
According to the documents, KPA selected 21 firms for housekeeping and cleaning services that will cost Sh43.2 million a month, totalling to over Sh500 million per year.
By Benard Sanga 8 months ago
Tribunal temporarily halts KPA cleaning tender over graft claim
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The agony of Lamu widows: Abandoned by State and their families
The widows left desolate face an uncertain future. They are young widows, abandoned by the state and their families, and quietly suffering as they struggle to raise their children.
By Benard Sanga 9 months ago
The agony of Lamu widows: Abandoned by State and their families
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Striking similarity in Lamu raids linked to festering feuds over land
Most victims had their throats slit after being captured by armed men, and their livestock stolen with reports that whenever there are attacks, ranch owners are summoned but no one is ever arrested.
By Benard Sanga and Patrick Beja 9 months ago
Striking similarity in Lamu raids linked to festering feuds over land
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Deputy governor seat remains a poisoned chalice many years on
Former Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and Kilifi's Amason Kingi (now Senate speaker) dropped their first-term deputies in the 2017 election.
By Benard Sanga 10 months ago
Deputy governor seat remains a poisoned chalice many years on
Medicine student dropped out to join Makenzi as a prayer leader
According to the autopsy reports some of the cult members were either strangled, hit by blunt objects on their heads, or starved to death.
By Benard Sanga and Marion Kithi 11 months ago
Medicine student dropped out to join Makenzi as a prayer leader
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Pastor Ezekiel 'altars' attract more women worshippers
Pastor Ezekiel Ombok Odero holds massive crusades in Shanzu and now Mavueni, attracting thousands of people from all over the nation.
By Benard Sanga 11 months ago
Pastor Ezekiel 'altars' attract more women worshippers
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State dilemma on charges to prefer against Mackenzie
Legal scholars like Prof Morris Mbondenyi say indicting and successfully prosecuting Makenzi will be an intricate exercise due to the nature of evidence and credibility of witnesses required.
By Benard Sanga 11 months ago
State dilemma on charges to prefer against Mackenzie
Stalled case of pastor in cult-like deaths exposes cracks in justice system
Makenzi, who worked as a taxi driver in Malindi from 1997 to 2003, was charged four times for his incendiary sermons but acquitted each time due to a lack of evidence.
By Benard sanga and Nehemiah Okwembah 1 year ago
Stalled case of pastor in cult-like deaths exposes cracks in justice system
How witnesses collapsed Sh30m case against former land bosses
Gachanja, former Kwale senior Lands officer Zablon Mabea and former physical planner Jabu Salim were charged with facilitating the acquisition of public land in Kwale to a private developer.
By Benard Sanga 1 year ago
How witnesses collapsed Sh30m case against former land bosses
Ship docks in Mombasa with 48,000 tons of white maize
Ship with 48,000 tons of white maize from Mozambique docks at Mombasa Port, KPA official Bernard Osero confirms; imports to aid gap as Kenya ramps up production.
By Benard Sanga 1 year ago
Ship docks in Mombasa with 48,000 tons of white maize
Anti-graft body probes KPA over Sh1.8b Lamu fishermen pay
EACC has ordered the Kenya Ports Authority to halt the planned compensation of thousands of fishermen evicted from their traditional fishing grounds in Lamu.
By Benard Sanga and Philip Mwakio 1 year ago
Anti-graft body probes KPA over Sh1.8b Lamu fishermen pay
Study exposes failures of online learning during Covid-19 crisis
KNBS indicates that 54 per cent of university students lacked access to reliable internet connectivity, with approximately 15 million learners being affected by the crisis.
By Benard Sanga and Joackim Bwana 1 year ago
Study exposes failures of online learning during Covid-19 crisis
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Ruling in Sh1.3b drugs case a big step in the war against narcotics
Last week, seven foreigners were jailed for life for trafficking in Sh1.3 billion drugs. In 2019, Mombasa was named a new drug trafficking hub and route for heroin.
By Benard Sanga and Joackim Bwana 1 year ago
Ruling in Sh1.3b drugs case a big step in the war against narcotics
KPA transfers 13 top managers in new changes
KPA Board Chairman Benjamin Tayari said the changes that started on Friday were aimed at bolstering service delivery and correcting some mistakes done in the past.
By Benard Sanga and Willis Oketch 1 year ago
KPA transfers 13 top managers in new changes
New KPA boss Captain William Ruto pledges to protect workers' rights
He said he was a marked man during the former regime because of his surname, and called on Kenyans to charge him on his performance and not name or tribe.
By Benard Sanga 1 year ago
New KPA boss Captain William Ruto pledges to protect workers' rights
Court stops erection of 18-floor building, says high-rise apartments turning cities to "vertical slums
Developer wanted to put up 53 apartments in an area with no proper social amenities like a sewerage system.
By Benard Sanga 1 year ago
Court stops erection of 18-floor building, says high-rise apartments turning cities to "vertical slums
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Hustlers suffering, says Raila as Ruto puts blame on handshake
Raila has declared demonstrations will be held in all major towns to protest subsidies withdrawal. Ruto has ruled out the return of subsidies claiming they benefited a few cartels.
By Mike Kihaki and Benard Sanga 1 year ago
Hustlers suffering, says Raila as Ruto puts blame on handshake
Blame game as search for girl enters day three
Kilifi County Government says Watamu boat accident caused by overloading and rough weather, heightens safety measures along the coastline.
By Benard Sanga 1 year ago
Blame game as search for girl enters day three
Mung'aro's Sh15.6b plan to boost food production
Mung'aro said the county will distribute free seedlings of high-yielding cashew nuts recently unveiled by Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organisation (Kalro).
By Benard Sanga 1 year ago
Mung'aro's Sh15.6b plan to boost food production
Coast leaders seek Ruto help on stalled projects
The president said thanked Coast leaders allied to opposition outfit Azimio la Umoja for agreeing to work with him to develop the region. 
By Benard Sanga and Willis Oketch 1 year ago
Coast leaders seek Ruto help on stalled projects
Myths about the baobab did not stop locals from uprooting trees
Baobabs produce a dry fruit pulp that is highly nutritious. A baobab tree produces an estimated 4,000 pods, which translates to about 630kg of seeds and fruits.
By Benard Sanga 1 year ago
Myths about the baobab did not stop locals from uprooting trees
Investor was willing to spend an arm and a leg
The agreements between Gvasaliya and farmers show that he bought the baobab at between Sh150,000 and Sh350,000, depending on the state of the tree and negotiations.
By Benard Sanga 1 year ago
Investor was willing to spend an arm and a leg
Ship carrying 10,000 tonnes of maize came from Mozambique
Marine Traffic, the only application that tracks the movement of ships across the globe, indicates that the maize may have been loaded at the Port of Beira in Mozambique.
By Benard Sanga 1 year ago
Ship carrying 10,000 tonnes of maize came from Mozambique
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Raila Odinga: Ruto's dalliance with judiciary 'could hurt court independence'
Azimio leader says instead of focusing on raising taxes, Ruto should close corruption loopholes. He tells Ruto to stop lamenting and begin working.
By Benard Sanga and Willis Oketch 1 year ago
Raila Odinga: Ruto's dalliance with judiciary 'could hurt court independence'
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Collapse of Mombasa nightlife kills hopes of vibrant 24-hour economy
In 2008, Mombasa port started to operate all day and night but the initiative has not been fully actualised largely due to resistance from some State agencies and private firms.
By Benard Sanga 1 year ago
Collapse of Mombasa nightlife kills hopes of vibrant 24-hour economy
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Business at port still sluggish as players push for clear directives
Private storage facilities in Mombasa have reported improved business as more Nairobi- based importers abandoned the SGR for road transport.
By Benard Sanga and Patrick Beja 1 year ago
Business at port still sluggish as players push for clear directives
Anne Waiguru, Ole Lenku lead race to become CoG boss
Azimio leader Raila Odinga met governors and backed Ole Lenku's candidature as Deputy president Rigathi Gachagua says he will work with whoever is elected
By Benard Sanga and Willis Oketch 1 year ago
Anne Waiguru, Ole Lenku lead race to become CoG boss
DP Gachagua: No more arbitrary arrest of governors
Deputy president Rigathe Gachagua has assured governors that they will no longer face "arbitrary arrests and harassment"
By Joackim Bwana, Benard Sanga 1 year ago
DP Gachagua: No more arbitrary arrest of governors
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Descendants of former slaves in Frere Town fight for recognition
One of the descendants, Tom Mbotela, who was a councillor in Nairobi, was killed by Mau Mau fighters in the 1950s for allegedly being a collaborator.
By Benard Sanga 1 year ago
Descendants of former slaves in Frere Town fight for recognition
Haji directs Mutyambai to probe DP Ruto video clips
A fact check by The Standard however reveals that the widely-circulated video shared by some Azimio allied politicians was manipulated.
By Benard Sanga and Patrick Beja 1 year ago
Haji directs Mutyambai to probe DP Ruto video clips
How factory farming puts you, the planet, and animals at risk and why a moratorium (ban) is needed
Swine flu and bird flu are just two examples of diseases that started on factory farms and have caused devastating human health impacts.
By Benard Sanga 1 year ago
How factory farming puts you, the planet, and animals at risk and why a moratorium (ban) is needed
Wazito to play Muranga Seal in FKF-PL promotion playoffs on Saturday
The battle to secure the last spot remaining ahead of the 2022-2023 Football Kenya Federation Premier League season will resume on Saturday when Wazito host Muranga Seal on Saturday.
By Benard Sanga 1 year ago
Wazito to play Muranga Seal in FKF-PL promotion playoffs on Saturday
Three tourists, Kenyan driver die in Kwale road crash
Three Belgian tourists and a Kenyan national die after container truck crushes their van at Samburu, Kwale County, Kinango police boss Fredrick Ombaka confirms.
By Benard Sanga and Renson Mnyamwezi 1 year ago
Three tourists, Kenyan driver die in Kwale road crash
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