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Muslim, Catholic MPs differ over suspension of Bura High School students

Muslim and Catholic MPs have bitterly clashed over the suspension of students of Bura Girls High School in Taita-Taveta County, with each group giving a different view of the matter.

The issue threatened to escalate as the lawmakers took sides depending on their religious persuasions.

The Muslim MPs defended the 37 students while their Catholic counterparts shielded the school’s administration.

The lawmakers on Thursday called successive press conferences at Parliament to discuss the reasons…

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Turkana County tops in cash allocations for elderly

Turkana County was the biggest beneficiary of the billions of shillings given to elderly persons in the last financial year.

The county received a total of Sh224 million of the Sh4.7 billion that was given elderly person aged 65 and above.

The county was the only one that got more than Sh200 million as others received less according to figures tabled in the Senate on Thursday.

Kilifi County came second with Sh193 million…

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Nairobi court detains two Ugandans for 30 days over alleged links to ISIS

A Nairobi court has ordered two Ugandans detained for another 30 days over alleged links to a syndicate recruiting East African youth to join the ISIS terror group.

Lukwiya Malcom and Emmanuel Oneka were arrested on Wednesday, July 1, in a hideout in Kabete, Nairobi, after allegedly sneaking into the country.

Police said the two left Uganda following the killing of a top Muslim cleric in the country, Sheikh Hassan Kirya.

They are believed…

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Senate warns counties against rushing to court over disputes

The Senate has warned counties against rushing to court before exhausting alternative dispute-resolution mechanisms.

The warning comes amid concerns that a significant amount of county funds is being spent on litigation.

The Finance Committee, chaired by Billow Kerrow (Mandera, URP), said the County Allocation of Revenue Act that stipulates that any attempt to take a dispute to court must be after the traditional options have failed.

Mr Kerrow suggested that the Judiciary should make…

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Senior AP officer shot dead in Ruai

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You now have until Sunday to file your tax returns if you want to avoid penalties.

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Muslim and Catholic MPs have differed over the suspension of students of Bura Girls High School...

9  hours ago

You now have until Sunday to file your tax returns if you want to avoid penalties.

2  hours ago

Muslim and Catholic MPs have differed over the suspension of students…

Read more: Senior AP officer shot dead in Ruai

Trade Union Congress of Kenya to hold demo against NHIF rates

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You now have until Sunday to file your tax returns if you want to avoid penalties.

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Muslim and Catholic MPs have differed over the suspension of students of Bura Girls High School...

9  hours ago

You now have until Sunday to file your tax returns if you want to avoid penalties.

2  hours ago

Muslim and Catholic MPs have differed over the suspension of students…

Read more: Trade Union Congress of Kenya to hold demo against NHIF rates

Senate seeks to overturn President Kenyatta's proposed changes to Public Audit Bill

Intense lobbying is under way to overturn President Uhuru Kenyatta’s changes to a Bill about to be tabled in the Senate that seeks to limit the powers of the Auditor-General.

Whereas the National Assembly lacked the numbers to overturn the President’s proposals in the Public Audit Bill, the Senate might look at the adjustments without necessarily being swayed by party interests.

The Senate Finance Committee said they are waiting for the President’s memorandum to…

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President Uhuru Kenyatta wins Africa’s President of the Year Award

President Uhuru Kenyatta has received a continental award for his leadership.

The Head of State was picked for the Africa Education and Leadership Award for his ability to build consensus locally and abroad and his efforts to change policies for the better and supervise solutions that address Kenya’s pressing issues.

Thousands of university students from institutions of higher learning in Africa also recognised President Kenyatta for initiating progressive economic programmes aimed at uplifting the…

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UN imposes first sanctions on six South Sudan commanders

The UN Security Council on Wednesday imposed sanctions on six commanders from South Sudan, the first to be blacklisted in a country where 18 months of war have brought horrific violence.

The six generals — three from the government forces and three from the rebels — were punished with a global travel ban and an assets freeze for their role in the worsening conflict.

Britain, France and the United States had put forward the…

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You now have until Sunday midnight to file your tax returns - KRA

You now have until midnight Sunday to file your tax returns if you want to avoid penalties.

The Kenya Revenue Authority, in a statement to the media Thursday evening, extended the deadline for filling tax returns until July 5.

Commissioner-General John Njiraini had on Wednesday told Citizen TV that the deadline had been extended to Friday, but the taxman again decided to further extend the deadline to rope in as many Kenyans as possible.…

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Water point 'bank machines' boost Kenya slums

Around the world people use bank machines to access cash: but in the Kenyan capital's crowded slums, people now use similar machines to access an even more basic requirement — clean water.

In a bid to boost access to clean water, four water dispensing machines have been installed in Nairobi slums that operate like cash machines — with customers able to buy affordable water using smart cards.

It has cut costs dramatically, and is…

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