Tax burden: Ikolomani MP Shinali tables Bill seeking to establish unemployment fund
The Bill seeks to provide benefits to employees who unexpectedly lose their jobs and have no other source of income to sustain them and their beneficiaries.
By John Shilitsa and Benard Lusigi 8 months ago
Tax burden: Ikolomani MP Shinali tables Bill seeking to establish unemployment fund
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Jaswant Rai: The sugar man loved and hated in equal measure
In Kenya, Rai has an interest in sugar milling and manufacturing cooking oil, soap and wood. Rai has opened more factories and established cane collection centres at strategic points.
By John Shilitsa 8 months ago
Jaswant Rai: The sugar man loved and hated in equal measure
Ruto asks billionaire Rai brothers to 'pack up and leave'
A tough talking Ruto has demanded that two investors fighting over control of Mumias sugar company must cease, pack up and move out.
By John Shilitsa and Benard Lusigi 8 months ago
Ruto asks billionaire Rai brothers to 'pack up and leave'
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Oparanya in a fix over Sh1.3 billion graft probe
Former Kakamega governor probed over alleged embezzlement of Sh1.3 billion as leaders accuse Ruto's government of using the agency to intimidate opponents.
By Okumu Modachi and John Shilitsa 8 months ago
Oparanya in a fix over Sh1.3 billion graft probe
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Disquiet over Ruto's planned tour of Western after State House visit
Leaders clash over president's weekend visit to the region as Cleophas Malala led delegation. Questions raised on why Wetang'ula and Mudavadi were allegedly kept in the dark over tour.
By John Shilitsa and Alexander Chagema 8 months ago
Disquiet over Ruto's planned tour of Western after State House visit
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Oparanya and Wamalwa plotting to dethrone Mudavadi, Wetang'ula
Azimio leader Raila Odinga is relying on the two politicians to keep the region intact.
By John Shilitsa 10 months ago
Oparanya and Wamalwa plotting to dethrone Mudavadi, Wetang'ula
Stephen Maloba, MCA of Kisa East in Kakamega, stabbed to death
Stephen Maloba, the MCA of Kisa East Ward in Kakamega, was on Saturday, April 1 stabbed to death at a political rally within his ward in Khwisero Constituency.
By John Shilitsa 1 year ago
Stephen Maloba, MCA of Kisa East in Kakamega, stabbed to death
Sugarcane farmers in Mumias to get Sh17m payout
According to Boniface Manda, a grower from Mumias West constituency, the development is welcome news for farmers who have been waiting for the money for nearly four years.
By John Shilitsa 1 year ago
Sugarcane farmers in Mumias to get Sh17m payout
Great expectations await Mudavadi, Wetang'ula in Western
A section of politicians has challenged the duo to push for the implementation of 30 per cent of government as captured in a pre-election agreement reached between them and Ruto.
By John Shilitsa 1 year ago
Great expectations await Mudavadi, Wetang'ula in Western
Busia leaders clash over wish list ahead of Ruto's tour
Governor Paul Otuoma and a section of lawmakers have disagreed on some of the demands including splitting the border county into two to pave way for the creation of Teso county.
By John Shilitsa 1 year ago
Busia leaders clash over wish list ahead of Ruto's tour
Five people killed, nine others injured in Lurambi crash
Five people died and nine others injured on Tuesday evening, January 10, after a matatu they were travelling in rolled several times at Lurambi in Kakamega County.
By John Shilitsa 1 year ago
Five people killed, nine others injured in Lurambi crash
Budalang'i flood victims appeal for help, decry living in camps
The land where they used to live and grow food crops has become a swamp.
By John Shilitsa 1 year ago
Budalang'i flood victims appeal for help, decry living in camps
Fishermen seek end to arbitrary arrests on lake by Uganda police
Fisherman Balaga says at least 16 of his colleagues detained more than a year ago are still being held by Ugandan authorities across the border.
By John Shilitsa 1 year ago
Fishermen seek end to arbitrary arrests on lake by Uganda police
Three University of Nairobi Students die in Lake Victoria
Three University of Nairobi students students drown in Lake Victoria
By John Shilitsa 1 year ago
Three University of Nairobi Students die in Lake Victoria
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How William Ruto's visit to Western bloc could turn tables on Raila
President William Ruto's tour of Western Kenya has stirred up dust in a region perceived to be Azimio leader Raila Odinga's stronghold.
By John Shilitsa and Allan Mungai 1 year ago
How William Ruto's visit to Western bloc could turn tables on Raila
Boon to Kakamega as airstrip opens up for commercial flights
President William Ruto officially commissioned the Sh170 million airstrip last week during his two-day tour of the Western region.
By John Shilitsa 1 year ago
Boon to Kakamega as airstrip opens up for commercial flights
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Sarrai Group's Mumias Sugar lease deal faces fresh turbulence
The miller has been fighting to cling to a 20-year lease to operate the collapsed Mumias Sugar Company.
By John Shilitsa 1 year ago
Sarrai Group's Mumias Sugar lease deal faces fresh turbulence
ODM loses Kakamega MCA seat to KANU
Rashid Rocky Omwendo, the MCA for Nucleus Mumias North Ward in Kakamega County, has lost the seat.
By John Shilitsa 1 year ago
ODM loses Kakamega MCA seat to KANU
Sugar sector revival tops Ruto's list of goodies to western region
According to President William Ruto, the government will identify a strategic investor who will revive Mumias and return the once blue-chip firm to profitability.
By John Shilitsa 1 year ago
Sugar sector revival tops Ruto's list of goodies to western region
Help me out of jail, Waluke pleads with Ruto in corruption sentence
Sirisia MP John Waluke has pleaded with President William Ruto to help him secure freedom after he was sent to jail for 67 years over Sh297 million cereals fraud.
By John Shilitsa 1 year ago
Help me out of jail, Waluke pleads with Ruto in corruption sentence
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Will Mudavadi's bipartisan style convince Luhya leaders to unite?
While the call for Luhya unity has been there for as long as many can recall, earlier efforts by Musalia Mudavadi to see it realised hit a brick wall.
By John Shilitsa 1 year ago
Will Mudavadi's bipartisan style convince Luhya leaders to unite?
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Mumias revival excites many, but some cane farmers still skeptical
Sarrai Group has rehabilitated the factory, purchased a new fleet of tractors, and hired workers as county government encourages farmers to embrace sugarcane farming again.
By John Shilitsa 1 year ago
Mumias revival excites many, but some cane farmers still skeptical
Teenage pregnancies robbing Kakamega girls of their childhood, future
Butere leads the pack of sub-counties with the highest number of teenage pregnancies at 29 percent followed by Ikolomani (28 percent) and Mumias West (26 percent).
By John Shilitsa 1 year ago
Teenage pregnancies robbing Kakamega girls of their childhood, future
Ruto urged to cede government stake in Mumias Sugar
Pressure is mounting on the national government to surrender its shares in Mumias Sugar Company to the county government of Kakamega.
By John Shilitsa 1 year ago
Ruto urged to cede government stake in Mumias Sugar
Lusaka appoints 3 women, technocrats to county Cabinet
At least three women have been nominated to the Cabinet besides the Deputy Governor who will head the Investments, Partnerships and Resource Mobilisation department.
By John Shilitsa 1 year ago
Lusaka appoints 3 women, technocrats to county Cabinet
Hit by cash crunch, counties seek to diversify own revenue sources
Focus turns to mining royalties, public-private partnership and blue economy. Since 2013, most counties have been struggling to meet their revenue targets.
By John Shilitsa 1 year ago
Hit by cash crunch, counties seek to diversify own revenue sources
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What next for Raila Odinga's allies in Western Kenya?
Allies of Azimio leader who were angling for Cabinet and other slots in a Raila government now at a crossroads, some wearing a brave face vowing to remain steadfast as oppositionists
By John Shilitsa 1 year ago
What next for Raila Odinga's allies in Western Kenya?
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Hard task for Azimio to remain united, mount strong opposition
There are fears that the defections from the coalition will weaken the opposition's ability to keep the government in check.
By John Shilitsa 1 year ago
Hard task for Azimio to remain united, mount strong opposition
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Azimio to form shadow Cabinet to put Ruto government in check
Azimio la Umoja leaders to meet and discuss how to create a vibrant opposition that will effectively perform the watchdog role.
By Benard Lusigi and John Shilitsa 1 year ago
Azimio to form shadow Cabinet to put Ruto government in check
Atwoli changes tune, asks Kenyans to support Ruto
Atwoli said Ruto outsmarted Azimio team because he had better political skills.
By John Shilitsa 1 year ago
Atwoli changes tune, asks Kenyans to support Ruto
Change of guard at regional bloc expected as Oparanya term ends
One of the new governors from the 14 counties will be picked to head the regional body to avert a vacuum at the top.
By John Shilitsa 1 year ago
Change of guard at regional bloc expected as Oparanya term ends
Passionate teacher gains ground on writing dream
An alumnus of Kenyatta University, Mr Otieno is proof of the adage 'nothing is as important as passion'.
By John Shilitsa 1 year ago
Passionate teacher gains ground on writing dream
IEBC officials charged with malpractices, refusal to count votes
The four include a Presiding Officer, Deputy Presiding Officer and polling clerk.
By John Shilitsa 1 year ago
IEBC officials charged with malpractices, refusal to count votes
Frank Matsaert: How we built a start-up into a continental entity in 10 years
After a decade of working to ease trade bottlenecks in the region, Frank Matsaert is stepping down as chief executive of TradeMark East Africa.
By John Shilitsa 1 year ago
Frank Matsaert: How we built a start-up into a continental entity in 10 years
Should I date a younger man?
I love him but the problem is that he is way younger than me. He is 31 years old and I am 37.
By John Shilitsa 1 year ago
Should I date a younger man?
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Western leaders reject zoning idea in region, say it could hurt Raila's presidential bid
Politicians allied with the coalition appear to have disagreed on these issues and this is likely to hurt the fortunes of its presidential candidate Raila Odinga.
By Brian Kisanji and John Shilitsa 1 year ago
Western leaders reject zoning idea in region, say it could hurt Raila's presidential bid
Hardships in Saudi Arabia sent a woman into depression
Everline Ombima was fine and lived a normal life. However, this was until she left for Saudi Arabia in 2019 in search of a job. She only worked for one year and came back home.
By John Shilitsa 1 year ago
Hardships in Saudi Arabia sent a woman into depression
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Musalia Mudavadi, Raila Odinga intensify battle for Western and Nyanza votes
Analyst says the fact that Western does not have a presidential candidate makes it attractive to key political players. Osoro says ODM can no longer claim Nyanza stronghold.
By John Shilitsa, Eric Abuga 1 year ago
Musalia Mudavadi, Raila Odinga intensify battle for Western and Nyanza votes
Woman's agony to save baby born with swellings
A woman is struggling to save the life of her baby, who was born with complications.
By John Shilitsa 2 years ago
Woman's agony to save baby born with swellings
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Paul Otuoma: I'm in Raila Odinga's good books despite our previous differences
In 2017, Otuoma ran as an independent after describing the ODM nominations as shambolic. He now believes he has one foot in office because the Orange party enjoys huge support in Busia.
By John Shilitsa 2 years ago
Paul Otuoma: I'm in Raila Odinga's good books despite our previous differences
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