Murkomen: Repair of roads, bridges damaged by floods to cost Sh30 billion
The government needs Sh30 billion to repair critical infrastructure including roads and bridges damaged by floods across the country.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba 1 month ago
Murkomen: Repair of roads, bridges damaged by floods to cost Sh30 billion
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Residents of Runda forced to use canoes as water submerges homes
Residents say they feel neglected and abandoned by the government which has ignored their plight for several weeks. They want the county to unblock a water pan which has been blocked by a developer.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba 1 month ago
Residents of Runda forced to use canoes as water submerges homes
Why five storey apartment in Uthiru collapsed
Residents told The Standard that the landlady had earlier informed the tenants that she had sought the services of an engineer to ascertain the safety of the building.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba and Pkemoi Ng'enoh 1 month ago
Why five storey apartment in Uthiru collapsed
It's a dog's life for those living in camps, shelters
There is fear of disease outbreaks in the camps as residents still grapple with rains. Women and children bear the heaviest brunt as a result of the flooding
By Emmanuel Kipchumba 1 month ago
It's a dog's life for those living in camps, shelters
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Flood evictions spark outrage as residents mull their next move
Civil society and human rights groups also weighed in on the ongoing forced evictions on riparian land saying it's in contravention of the Constitution.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba and Collins Kweyu 1 month ago
Flood evictions spark outrage as residents mull their next move
Weatherman says rains to continue until July
Met Department projections indicate that the rains will be accompanied by occasional storms with most parts of the country likely to experience near-average to above-average rainfall.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba 1 month ago
Weatherman says rains to continue until July
State releases new registration guidelines for ID application
Kenyans living in border, cosmopolitan, and settlement counties will no longer undergo vetting for the issuance of National Identification Cards.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba 1 month ago
State releases new registration guidelines for ID application
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Atwoli, Fazul fight over guards' union dues
Union boss wants Fazul prosecuted over alleged doubtful degree certificate. Atwoli was reacting after Fazul directed private security firms to stop remitting workers' dues to Cotu.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba 1 month ago
Atwoli, Fazul fight over guards' union dues
Kuppet protests delay to appoint retirement scheme trustees
The scheme has a total of 422,000 pensioners among them 244,000 teachers, 115,000 disciplined forces and 61,000 civil servants.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba and Mike Kihaki 2 months ago
Kuppet protests delay to appoint retirement scheme trustees
Over 35 Indian companies scout for investments in agriculture
Firms will help mechanise arable land to produce more food for Kenya using the latest technology. Will also explore opportunities for collaboration with the State and the private sector.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba 2 months ago
Over 35 Indian companies scout for investments in agriculture
Worldcoin says safety measures on clients' data implemented
US firm Worldcoin has implemented new systems designed to address safety concerns about user privacy and the security of personal data.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba 2 months ago
Worldcoin says safety measures on clients' data implemented
Church leaders plead over high cost of living, heavy taxation
Religious leaders challenge authorities to come clear over fake fertiliser being distributed in various parts of the country, urge government and striking doctors to embrace dialogue.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba and Purity Mwangi 2 months ago
Church leaders plead over high cost of living, heavy taxation
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Ruto's food security hopes facing storm amid fake fertiliser scam
President's other pet project, farming, in turbulent waters deep into planting season. There are also allegations of fake seeds being sold to farmers and failing to germinate.
By Brian Otieno and Emmanuel Kipchumba 2 months ago
Ruto's food security hopes facing storm amid fake fertiliser scam
Rains wreak havoc in the city
A police officer identified as David Chesire lost his life while trying to save lives of at least four people in Kamkunji.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba 2 months ago
Rains wreak havoc in the city
Grief as KU hosts memorial service for 11 crash victims
Mourners who spoke gave heartfelt eulogies, sharing fond memories of the period they shared with the departed.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba 2 months ago
Grief as KU hosts memorial service for 11 crash victims
Ruto donates Sh2m to families of 11 KU students killed in road crash
The 11 lost their lives while traveling for a school trip to Mombasa, when the institution bus collided with a truck.
By Winfrey Owino and Emmanuel Kipchumba 2 months ago
Ruto donates Sh2m to families of 11 KU students killed in road crash
AG, EACC oppose amendment to Anti-Corruption Act
By deleting subsections 2(b) and 2 (c), the Bill seeks to decriminalise certain aspects of public procurement, property disposal, contract tendering, fund management and expenditure.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba 2 months ago
AG, EACC oppose amendment to Anti-Corruption Act
Immigration receives 112,700 passport booklets to ease backlog
The Directorate of Immigration Services has received 112,700 passport printing booklets to ease the passport backlog.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba 2 months ago
Immigration receives 112,700 passport booklets to ease backlog
Matatu owners reject return of NTSA officers on roads
MOA President Albert Karakacha faulted the return of NTSA officers on the roads saying it will only encourage corruption.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba and Maureen Wanjiku 2 months ago
Matatu owners reject return of NTSA officers on roads
Ministry receives 171,000 sanitary towels donation for learners
The donation will benefit vulnerable girls in primary and Junior Secondary Schools in line with the government's effort to keep learners in school.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba 2 months ago
Ministry receives 171,000 sanitary towels donation for learners
Holy Month of Ramadhan set to begin
The Muslim community is expected to commence the Holy Month of Ramadhan this week.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba 3 months ago
Holy Month of Ramadhan set to begin
Interior PS says small arms, light weapons a threat to regional security
Interior Principal Secretary Raymond Omollo said small arms and light weapons continue to wreak havoc in communities and fuel conflicts.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba 3 months ago
Interior PS says small arms, light weapons a threat to regional security
Muslim leaders fault state over silence on Israel-Hamas conflict
Muslim leaders have criticized the Kenyan government over silence on the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba 3 months ago
Muslim leaders fault state over silence on Israel-Hamas conflict
Religious leaders call for an end to activities that cause carbon emissions
The leaders under GreenFaith Africa called for stakeholder engagement in reducing pollution across the globe and ensuring Climate Justice and accountability.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba 3 months ago
Religious leaders call for an end to activities that cause carbon emissions
Upper Hills Boys emerge winners in climate change debate
Upper Hills Boys High School are the winners of the just concluded debate on climate change that brought together five secondary schools.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba 3 months ago
Upper Hills Boys emerge winners in climate change debate
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Why Ruto wants his Cabinet Ministers in media
The irony of an administration hostile to media businesses but craves coverage. One PS has even instructed ministries to advertise in only one newspaper.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba 3 months ago
Why Ruto wants his Cabinet Ministers in media
Civil society condemns move on Eurobond
Civil society organisations have criticized the government's move to buy back Eurobond with another Eurobond at a higher interest rate of 10.7 per cent.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba 3 months ago
Civil society condemns move on Eurobond
Civil Society tells state not to fund Raila's AU bid
Francis Awino threatened to call for mass action in the 47 counties if the Kenya Kwanza government proceeds with the plan to bankroll the opposition leader's bid.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba 3 months ago
Civil Society tells state not to fund Raila's AU bid
University of Nairobi students win climate change competition
The competition is aimed at fostering greater understanding and participation of youth in climate action, energy transition discourse, and sustainability.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba 3 months ago
University of Nairobi students win climate change competition
Supkem leadership wrangles persist
Leadership wrangles are threatening to split Supkem. The contention revolves around two factions that are fighting to control the organisation.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba 3 months ago
Supkem leadership wrangles persist
Board to de-register NGOs involved in shoddy deals
NGO Coordination Board argues that such organisations evade registration so as to engage in dubious deals including money laundering and human trafficking in the country.
By Pkemoi Ng'enoh and Emmanuel Kipchumba 4 months ago
Board to de-register NGOs involved in shoddy deals
Lobby group wants state to consolidate bursary funds
The group faulted the implementation of the new higher education funding model saying it was hastily executed, excluding qualified and deserving students from accessing tertiary education training.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba 4 months ago
Lobby group wants state to consolidate bursary funds
Police, Nacada seize 750 litres of ethanol in Kiambu
Nacada warned that drinking alcohol laced with ethanol can lead to serious health complications including loss of life and blindness.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba and George Njunge 4 months ago
Police, Nacada seize 750 litres of ethanol in Kiambu
Multi-agency team seizes 750 litres of Ethanol in Ruaka
Multi-agency operation led by NACADA seizes 750 liters of ethanol and recovers over 40 empty drums, each with a 250-liter capacity in Ruaka, CEO Anthony Omerikwa says
By Emmanuel Kipchumba 4 months ago
Multi-agency team seizes 750 litres of Ethanol in Ruaka
Ministry heeds governors plea, puts Cooperatives Bill on hold
The Bill currently in Parliament will now be put on hold even as the Ministry and the Council of Governors (CoG) consult, with the council proposing amendments.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba 4 months ago
Ministry heeds governors plea, puts Cooperatives Bill on hold
State distributes subsidized fertiliser to farmers
The government has started distributing subsidized fertilizer to farmers ahead of the long rains planting season.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba and Maureen Wanjiku 4 months ago
State distributes subsidized fertiliser to farmers
Why workers want government to stabilise the shilling
COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli asked the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank to craft ways of stabilising the shilling to save Kenyans from harsh economic times.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba 4 months ago
Why workers want government to stabilise the shilling
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Cotu report reveals why most Kenyans are now struggling
According to the report, the cost of living has been on the increase over the past year thereby reducing the purchasing power.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba and Ronald Kipruto 4 months ago
Cotu report reveals why most Kenyans are now struggling
Nairobi businesses shut, houses submerged as floods expose poor drainage
Businesses within Nairobi remained closed and some houses were submerged in water for the better part of Saturday as heavy rains pounded the city.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba 5 months ago
Nairobi businesses shut, houses submerged as floods expose poor drainage
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CJ Koome dares Ruto to table evidence of judges engaged in corruption
Ruto renewed his wrangles with the judiciary over what he termed as corrupt rulings as Koome says the threat to ignore adverse court orders amounts to the overthrow of the constitution.
By Emmanuel Kipchumba 5 months ago
CJ Koome dares Ruto to table evidence of judges engaged in corruption
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