Four county executives suspended as corruption fires up politics in Gusii region
Corruption and skewed employment are shaping up politics in the Gusii region with the allegations facing the counties said to have weakened the influence of CORD in the area.
By Nyambega Gisesa 8 years ago
Four county executives suspended as corruption fires up politics in Gusii region
Windfall for 26-year-old woman whose school project became thriving start-up
Four years ago, Hilda Moraa, was a broke undergraduate student and she decided to turn her school project into a business.
By Nyambega Gisesa 8 years ago
Windfall for 26-year-old woman whose school project became thriving start-up
Police chief to receive report on Pastor Ng'ang'a crash probe
Pastor James Ng'ang'a and mobile service providers had a date Thursday with special detectives over an accident that caused the death of a woman on July 26, with the probe report due to be presented to the police boss Friday.
By Nyambega Gisesa 8 years ago
Police chief to receive report on Pastor Ng'ang'a crash probe
Kenya Airways not the only national carrier on continent not turning a profit
With Kenya Airways making such historic losses, the question now is whether the country actually needs a Government-funded carrier.
By Nyambega Gisesa 8 years ago
Kenya Airways not the only national carrier on continent not turning a profit
Five myths about President Obama's visit
President Barack Obama's visit to Kenya at the weekend entailed all the pomp and circumstance that generally accompany the President of the United States abroad. The visit evolved myths. Let's dispense with some.
By NYAMBEGA GISESA 8 years ago
Five myths about President Obama's visit
Even the best laid plans sometimes fail
Once President Barack Obama’s Air Force One taxied to a halt on the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) runway, a few awkward moments were noticeable.
By NYAMBEGA GISESA 8 years ago
Even the best laid plans sometimes fail
Tracing the roots of Obama’s family
Barack Obama, whose father was Kenyan, is the only President of the United States with African roots.
By NYAMBEGA GISESA 8 years ago
Tracing the roots of Obama’s family
American presidents' visits to Africa
When President Barack Obama’s plane touches down in Kenya today, he will be writing history as the first sitting US president to visit the East African country in a world where presidents are still judged on their global itinerary.
By NYAMBEGA GISESA 8 years ago
American presidents' visits to Africa
Accountants want President Uhuru to sack corrupt State officials
The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) wants the Government to adopt strong legal and institutional framework to insulate the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) from political manipulation.
By Nyambega Gisesa 8 years ago
Accountants want President Uhuru to sack corrupt State officials
Why President Obama never inherited father's estate
President Barack Obama wrote a letter to the High Court in Nairobi denying any claims to his father's estate in a legal brawl that started three months after the death of Obama senior.
By Nyambega Gisesa 8 years ago
Why President Obama never inherited father's estate
Are these Kenya's worst prisons?
Going to prison is never a joke, but if you are headed to one of these prisons, you will have one hell of a sentence.
By BY RENSON MNYAMWEZI, NYAMBEGA GISESA, BERNARD SANG 8 years ago
Are these Kenya's worst prisons?
52 years after independence and Kenya has only two reform schools
In 1963, the country's first Parliament enacted a Borstal Institutions Act Chapter 92 to provide for detention of youthful offenders.
By Nyambega Gisesa 8 years ago
52 years after independence and Kenya has only two reform schools
Nakuru jamming with prisoners serving short sentences
Nakuru GK Prison is among penal institutions faced with overcrowding due to an increased number of remandees and individuals serving short-term sentences.
By Nyambega Gisesa 8 years ago
Nakuru jamming with prisoners serving short sentences
Security lapse at Kamiti as towers on verge of collapse
Security at the Kamiti Maximum Prison could be compromised because the watchtowers at the facility are not in use as their weak foundations make them precarious.
By Nyambega Gisesa 8 years ago
Security lapse at Kamiti as towers on verge of collapse
Reforms breathe life in once notorious, dreaded jail
Kamiti Maximum Prison was once the most notorious prison in Kenya. Now it boasts what is surely the country's most elaborate prison legal programme and perhaps the largest number of obese prisoners.
By Nyambega Gisesa 8 years ago
Reforms breathe life in once notorious, dreaded jail
Furore over Kenya's Senate move to grant MCAs Sh2.5b
“In reviewing these ceilings, the Senate only consulted the Counties Assemblies Forum and not the CRA,” CRA Chairman Micah Cheserem said.
By Geoffrey Mosoku and Nyambega Gisesa 8 years ago
Furore over Kenya's Senate move to grant MCAs Sh2.5b
President Uhuru to lead Africa's charge against violent extremism
Kenya will lead Africa in seeking solutions to violent extremism during the 70th Session of the General Assembly at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, in September.
By Nyambega Gisesa 8 years ago
President Uhuru to lead Africa's charge against violent extremism
Kenya to launch space centre
"This is a major breakthrough for the country in our efforts to ensure that we become a country with a space centre," Dr John Kimani, the lead Scientist at the Ministry of Defence said.
By Nyambega Gisesa 8 years ago
Kenya to launch space centre
Amnesty for returnee Al shabaab militants hot topic at Counter Terrorism Conference
The dilemma of how to deal with militants who have returned home was a heated topic on Thursday afternoon at the start of a regional conference on countering violent extremism that is being held in Nairobi.
By Nyambega Gisesa 8 years ago
Amnesty for returnee Al shabaab militants hot topic at Counter Terrorism Conference
Foreign jihadists on Kenya watch list
Kenyan security agencies and their allies have turned their attention on foreign jihadists whose influx is blamed for attacks in the country.
By Nyambega Gisesa 8 years ago
Foreign jihadists on Kenya watch list
Governor, senator in row over new university
The simmering row over the establishment of a university in Nyamira county is far from over, Governor John Nyagarama accusing Senator Okong'o Mong'are of opposing development.
By Nyambega Gisesa 8 years ago
Governor, senator in row over new university
Kisii County blocks Standard website after reporting graft allegations
The Kisii County government has blocked internal users from accessing the Standard online; www.standardmedia.co.ke in an effort that members of staff say is aimed at preventing them from accessing information on series of corruption cases in the County.
By Nyambega Gisesa 8 years ago
Kisii County blocks Standard website after reporting graft allegations
There will be bigger crisis in Burundi if Nkurunziza has his way, says ex-president
We are in a crisis but we hope to come out of it. There is an institutional, political, security and humanitarian crisis. How we will come out of it we still don’t know."
By NYAMBEGA GISESA 8 years ago
There will be bigger crisis in Burundi if Nkurunziza has his way, says ex-president
Heavy spending on Kenya’s security docket
The Government has increased the amount of money allocated to defence, security and intelligence services as it moves to stem rising insecurity, especially terror attacks.
By Nyambega Gisesa 8 years ago
Heavy spending on Kenya’s security docket
EACC will take 50 years to clear cases backlog
Without the commissioners who provided a wall between it and the political establishment, the agency has been left exposed to the Executive arm of government and vulnerable to attacks by Parliament and lawsuits.
By Nyambega Gisesa 8 years ago
EACC will take 50 years to clear cases backlog
Kisii County Assembly graft claims whistle blower receives death threats
A whistle blower on the corruption and embezzlement of funds allegations facing members of the Kisii County Assembly, the Speaker Kisii County Assembly Kerosi Ondieki and the county's Public Service Board has received death threats a day after he spoke to the Standard.
By NYAMBEGA GISESA 8 years ago
Kisii County Assembly graft claims whistle blower receives death threats
Hashtag #WhereisBogonkoBosire revives search for missing blogger two years later
With the hashtag # WhereIsBogonkoBosire, Kenyans are renewing the unanswered questions about the disappearance of one of the country’s most controversial bloggers who has never been seen since September 18, 2013.
By NYAMBEGA GISESA 8 years ago
Hashtag #WhereisBogonkoBosire revives search for missing blogger two years later
Tobiko directs EACC to probe Kisii County Assembly over corruption
Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko has ordered for investigations into alleged corruption and embezzlement of funds at the Kisii County Assembly.
By NYAMBEGA GISESA 8 years ago
Tobiko directs EACC to probe Kisii County Assembly over corruption
Shock, agony for families of missing students
Families of two young women suspected to have travelled to Syria to join the murderous Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) voiced their agony yesterday, as it was revealed that yet another student had gone missing.
By Nyambega Gisesa 8 years ago
Shock, agony for families of missing students
Two missing girls claim they've joined Islamist group in Syria
Two 20-year-old girls who disappeared last Wednesday have shocked their relatives who have received a message saying that they are in Syria.
By Nyambega Gisesa 8 years ago
Two missing girls claim they've joined Islamist group in Syria
Calm returns to Kisii town after 18 hours of riots
Calm has returned to Kisii town after over eighteen hours of street protests and riots caused by a road accident yesterday evening that claimed the lives of two Gusii Institute of Technology (GIT) students.
By Nyambega Gisesa and Erick Abuga 8 years ago
Calm returns to Kisii town after 18 hours of riots
Eritrea denies barring Uhuru's flight
Eritrea has denied reports that it played a role in events leading to President Uhuru Kenyatta cutting short his trip to the United States midair last Thursday night.
By Nyambega Gisesa 8 years ago
Eritrea denies barring Uhuru's flight
State officials storm Changamwe lead factory after KTN's expose
Government officials yesterday stormed the alleged killer factory in Changamwe Mombasa, whose owners are accused of emitting lead effluent. This comes following a KTN expose’ of a lead poisoning scandal.
By Benard Sanga and Nyambega Gisesa 8 years ago
State officials storm Changamwe lead factory after KTN's expose
How the Kenya Presidential jet was acquired
Harambee One, the Kenyan presidential jet , that has been in the news recently after being forced to return back to Kenya on its way to the US is a Fokker 70 ER that has served the country for the last two decades.
By Nyambega Gisesa 8 years ago
How the Kenya Presidential jet was acquired
Senate staff arrested over plot to bomb Kenyan Parliament
Police are holding a Parliamentary staff after he was named in an intelligence report that he planned to facilitate attacks on the National Assembly.
By Cyrus Ombati and Nyambega Gisesa 8 years ago
Senate staff arrested over plot to bomb Kenyan Parliament
Kenya Police plane carried daughter-in-law of airwing boss as Garissa University attack unfolded
Questions have emerged after reports that a delay in flying the General Service Unit’s Recce Squad to Garissa on the morning of the attack was because the plane was allegedly held up in Mombasa on an unauthorised mission.
By Nyambega Gisesa 8 years ago
Kenya Police plane carried daughter-in-law of airwing boss as Garissa University attack unfolded
CS Charity Ngilu behind land cartel stealing public land
Lands, Housing and Urban Development Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu has been accused of being linked to a powerful cartel that is responsible for rampant corruption at the Ministry of Lands.
By Nyambega Gisesa 8 years ago
CS Charity Ngilu behind land cartel stealing public land
Graft diaries: CS Davis Chichir and Senator Mike Sonko
Energy Cabinet Secretary Davis Chichir is accused of working to ensure that corrupt deals in the energy sector are successfully executed.
By Nyambega Gisesa 8 years ago
Graft diaries: CS Davis Chichir and Senator Mike Sonko
KPC bosses uneasy as anti-graft agency investigates six cases
State-owned Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) has been caught up in a chain of corruption controversies even as President Uhuru Kenyatta moved to draw the line on corruption.
By Nyambega Gisesa 8 years ago
KPC bosses uneasy as anti-graft agency investigates six cases
Doctor in Imenti Central MP rape claim saga arrested, clinic closed
Police form the Special Crimes Unit have arrested a medical doctor accused of performing an HIV test on woman, who was allegedly raped by Imenti Central MP Gideon Mwiti.
By Nyambega Gisesa and Caroline Rwenji 8 years ago
Doctor in Imenti Central MP rape claim saga arrested, clinic closed
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