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…
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…
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…
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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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…
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…
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…
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.…
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…