Constituencies get Sh14.6 billion for electricity
Each constituency will receive Sh50 million to boost power connectivity within its boundaries after the National Assembly gave the Budget Policy Statement a green light.
By Josphat Thiongo 4 months ago
Constituencies get Sh14.6 billion for electricity
Audit flags electrification firm's stalled projects and pending bills
Auditor General says Sh3.8 billion had so far been incurred on the projects with only a few months to the expected completion dated.
By Josphat Thiongo 4 months ago
Audit flags electrification firm's stalled projects and pending bills
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Sh4b set aside for CBC classrooms missing
The report revealed that 30 out of the 215 sampled classrooms were not in use at the time of the audit.
By Josphat Thiongo 4 months ago
Sh4b set aside for CBC classrooms missing
How Sh880m was disbursed to universities for former students
MPs are investigating how the placement body sent funds for students who had already graduated.
By Josphat Thiongo 4 months ago
How Sh880m was disbursed to universities for former students
MPs hand Ruto first round victory, pass Affordable Housing Bill
After days of debate, the affordable Housing reality moved a stepped closer into becoming reality after lawmakers voted 141 against 58 to see the Bill sail through the second reading stage.
By Josphat Thiongo 4 months ago
MPs hand Ruto first round victory, pass Affordable Housing Bill
State to extend terminated Sh4.5 billion Edu-Afya scheme albeit on condition
The Edu Afya scheme offered comprehensive medical insurance coverage for students in public secondary schools registered with Nemis.
By Josphat Thiongo 5 months ago
State to extend terminated Sh4.5 billion Edu-Afya scheme albeit on condition
Affordable Housing Bill good to go, says Muturi
Muturi has expressed his support for the Affordable Housing Bill, 2023, which among other things seeks the re-introduction of the halted housing levy.
By Josphat Thiongo 5 months ago
Affordable Housing Bill good to go, says Muturi
Gachagua drops move to petition for removal of High Court judge
Rigathi Gachagua said he had decided to give room for dialogue, between Chief Justice Martha Koome and President William Ruto on judicial transparency.
By Josphat Thiongo 6 months ago
Gachagua drops move to petition for removal of High Court judge
North Eastern MPs call for an end to Ethiopia-Somaliland treaty
They are concerned that the failure of Ethiopia to act within the confines of international law will stifle relations between countries in the region.
By Josphat Thiongo 6 months ago
North Eastern MPs call for an end to Ethiopia-Somaliland treaty
Raila Odinga: Kenya needs international help to end Ruto's tyranny
Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition party leader, Raila Odinga, has called on the international community to help the opposition rein in the excesses of the President William Ruto regime.
By Josphat Thiongo 7 months ago
Raila Odinga: Kenya needs international help to end Ruto's tyranny
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New bill proposes stiff penalty for failure to remit housing levy
The Bill, currently in its first reading stage, seeks to anchor the 1.5 per cent Housing Levy on salaried Kenyans in law and establish legal structures on how the fund will be administered.
By Josphat Thiongo 7 months ago
New bill proposes stiff penalty for failure to remit housing levy
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We have no money for NG-CDF, Ndung'u tells House committee
MPs from the 290 constituencies receive approximately Sh130 million each in NG-CDF funding from the Exchequer but the funds for the current financial year have not been forthcoming.
By Josphat Thiongo 7 months ago
We have no money for NG-CDF, Ndung'u tells House committee
MPs seek audience with Ruto over insecurity in North Rift
Legislators from North Rift are now seeking audience with President William Ruto over insecurity in the region.
By Josphat Thiongo 7 months ago
MPs seek audience with Ruto over insecurity in North Rift
Ruto's State of the Nation Address leaves MPs divided
A section of the Members of Parliament felt that the Head of State was driving the economy towards a recovery path owing to a number of interventions.
By Josphat Thiongo and Edwin Nyarangi 8 months ago
Ruto's State of the Nation Address leaves MPs divided
Insurer yet to pay claims for officers who died on duty
Documents tabled before Parliament indicate that 1,542 claims of the officers were yet to be settled by the firm even as the Senate plans to launch investigations into the matter.
By Josphat Thiongo 11 months ago
Insurer yet to pay claims for officers who died on duty
Failure to surrender Sh272b devolved functions crippling counties, report says
10 years after devolution, the functions are still being undertaken by ministries, departments, and agencies.
By Josphat Thiongo 11 months ago
Failure to surrender Sh272b devolved functions crippling counties, report says
MPs reject Sh4.2b NHIF system amid corruption probe
The National Assembly Health Committee, during a sitting with NHIF's top officials, heard that the agency is about to replace the current system, which cost Sh1.6 billion.
By Josphat Thiongo 11 months ago
MPs reject Sh4.2b NHIF system amid corruption probe
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Fight over venue, time threaten Raila-Ruto talks
Both Kenya Kwanza and the Azimio la Umoja coalition teams were to meet Monday following an invitation by Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka for talks at the Serena Hotel.
By Josphat Thiongo 11 months ago
Fight over venue, time threaten Raila-Ruto talks
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Ruto, too, uses State security to tame rivals
The withdrawal of security left the leaders exposed, so much so that Azimio elected to co-ordinate the protests from afar only to emerge later in the evening.
By Josphat Thiongo 11 months ago
Ruto, too, uses State security to tame rivals
MPs threaten to oust Labour CS Bore for skipping summons
MPs have now threatened to impeach the Cabinet Secretary accusing her of contempt and being the first CS to snub summons to appear and answer questions from members.
By Josphat Thiongo 1 year ago
MPs threaten to oust Labour CS Bore for skipping summons
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Budget boss rejects City Hall's request for Sh1b to pay legal fees to 19 firms
Nyakango terms the payments as questionable and wants clarifications. Approval of Sh378.86 million for development was also declined.
By Josphat Thiongo 1 year ago
Budget boss rejects City Hall's request for Sh1b to pay legal fees to 19 firms
Kenya Kwanza to appeal judges' ruling on creation of CAS posts
Mukurweini MP argues that the courts should allow Ruto to regularise the 27 CAS posts. But LSK says the positions had already been found unconstitutional by the court.
By Josphat Thiongo 1 year ago
Kenya Kwanza to appeal judges' ruling on creation of CAS posts
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Ruto's Cabinet of 'strangers' set to open legal battle with opposition
President gave the go-ahead for his advisors and UDA Secretary General to sit in Cabinet. High Court declared that the Cabinet comprises the President, his deputy, AG and CSs.
By Josphat Thiongo 1 year ago
Ruto's Cabinet of 'strangers' set to open legal battle with opposition
Taxpayers to lose Sh2.5b as KRA terminates Swiss firm contract
A decision by Kenya Revenue Authority to advertise for a fresh tender for the provision of multi-billion excise duty stamps could see taxpayers lose Sh2.5 billion.
By Josphat Thiongo 1 year ago
Taxpayers to lose Sh2.5b as KRA terminates Swiss firm contract
Tough times loom after MPs snub Kenyans' pleas, pass 16pc fuel tax
Pump prices and cost of living to rise as 184 MPs vote to double VAT on fuel to 16 per cent. MPs overwhelmingly voted to have content creators pay 5 per cent withholding tax.
By Josphat Thiongo 1 year ago
Tough times loom after MPs snub Kenyans' pleas, pass 16pc fuel tax
Controller of Budget accuses executive of abusing supplementary budgets
Margaret Nyakang'o has accused the Executive of using supplementary budgets to sneak in illegal expenditure which leads to the loss of public funds.
By Josphat Thiongo 1 year ago
Controller of Budget accuses executive of abusing supplementary budgets
Housing levy: Employers stare at stiff penalties if they delay to remit tax
Azimio's attempt to scrap 15 per cent withholding tax for content creators was defeated. Committee introduced an amendment dealing with individual rate of tax.
By Josphat Thiongo 1 year ago
Housing levy: Employers stare at stiff penalties if they delay to remit tax
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William Ruto faces acid test on Finance Bill, 2023
Approval or rejection of the contentious Bill will have political ramifications for the president. Government move to increase taxes poisoned chalice.
By Josphat Thiongo 1 year ago
William Ruto faces acid test on Finance Bill, 2023
Court order halts Kega faction's bid to take over Jubilee party
The Political Parties and Disputes Tribunal has issued conservatory orders staying an earlier decision by the Kanini faction to kick out Kioni and vice chairperson David Murathe from their positions
By Josphat Thiongo 1 year ago
Court order halts Kega faction's bid to take over Jubilee party
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Why Azimio MPs walked out during Budget reading
Azimio MPs walked out of the chambers just before Treasury Cabinet Secretary Njuguna Ndung'u stood to read the 2023/2024 budget estimates, and addressed a press briefing.
By Josphat Thiongo 1 year ago
Why Azimio MPs walked out during Budget reading
Azimio accuses Kenya Kwanza of insincerity in Finance Bill concessions
Azimio says the proposal to increase VAT on fuel to 16 per cent will push up cost of living, want Ruto to withdraw Finance Bill and re-introduce a people friendly one.
By Josphat Thiongo 1 year ago
Azimio accuses Kenya Kwanza of insincerity in Finance Bill concessions
Controller of Budget says counties prioritising salaries over development
Out of the funds channelled to devolved units, Sh135.8 billion had been directed towards payment of salaries while Sh74.09 billion was expended on maintenance and operations.
By Josphat Thiongo 1 year ago
Controller of Budget says counties prioritising salaries over development
Duale seeks Sh7b House approval for KDF's peace support operations
Defence Cabinet Secretary Aden Duale has called on Parliament to approve regulations that seek to establish a Sh7 billion peace support fund to aid KDF operations
By Josphat Thiongo 1 year ago
Duale seeks Sh7b House approval for KDF's peace support operations
MP wants land buying firms to pay Sh500m for registration license
Land-buying companies will be required to pay Sh500 million to acquire an operating license should MPs approve a Bill aimed at curbing fraud in the lands sector.
By Josphat Thiongo 1 year ago
MP wants land buying firms to pay Sh500m for registration license
Kebs, KRA in blame game over disappearance of condemned sugar
Kenya National Bureau of Standards (Kebs) is now blaming Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) over the disappearance of one million kilograms of condemned sugar earlier this year.
By Josphat Thiongo 1 year ago
Kebs, KRA in blame game over disappearance of condemned sugar
House teams give nod to Haji and Thugge
Chairpersons Kimani Kuria and Nelson Koech noted that the respective committees had found the duo suitable to hold the dockets they were nominated to by President William Ruto.
By Josphat Thiongo 1 year ago
House teams give nod to Haji and Thugge
CBK nominee backs housing levy and merger of local banks
The former IMF economist, drawing comparisons from countries such as Singapore which implemented a similar programme 50 years ago, urged Kenyans to look at the bigger picture.
By Josphat Thiongo and Macharia Kamau 1 year ago
CBK nominee backs housing levy and merger of local banks
Finance Bill: Kenyans vent as officials toil to defend proposals
Public participation sessions on the Finance Bill 2023 were marked by intense opposition to some of its proposals even as government officials defended them.
By Josphat Thiongo 1 year ago
Finance Bill: Kenyans vent as officials toil to defend proposals
Alfred Mutua: I was misquoted on diplomatic gaffe
Mutua has moved to clear the air over his recent diplomatic gaffe and cautioned Kenyans to only use government agencies while seeking job opportunities abroad
By Josphat Thiongo 1 year ago
Alfred Mutua: I was misquoted on diplomatic gaffe
Cult deaths: Senate ad hoc committee to tour Shakahola on Friday
The committee investigating circumstances under which more than 200 people lost their lives in the Shakahola religious cult will embark on a fact finding mission on Friday.
By Josphat Thiongo 1 year ago
Cult deaths: Senate ad hoc committee to tour Shakahola on Friday
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