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Registrar of parties to be named soon

The Registrar of Political Parties will soon be appointed and the office separated from the electoral commission, the acting office holder, Ms Lucy Ndun’gu, has said.

Ms Ndung’u said Tuesday that she had asked the government and Parliament to start the process of delinking the office from the commission.

“There are plans to appoint not just a registrar, but also three assistant registrars,” she said.Ms Ndung’u has been the acting registrar for the last…

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Police top on list of Kenyans’ complaints

Kenyans made more complaints against the National Police Service Commission than any other agency, according to a new report by the Commission on Administrative Justice.

The NPSC, which is chaired by Mr Johnson Kavuludi, leads the complaints list, with 12.94 per cent, followed closely by the Interior Ministry (9.28 per cent) and the Judiciary (8.04 per cent).

Releasing the 2014 report Tuesday, CAJ Chairman Otiende Amollo said most of the complaints…

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Residents in insecurity case ‘disobeyed law’

7  hours ago

At least one police officer was killed and another is feared dead after a rescue party was

9  hours ago

Civil Servants have threatened to withdraw from the Sh4.5 billion medical scheme managed on their...

7  hours ago

At least one police officer was killed and another is feared dead after a rescue party was

9  hours ago

Civil Servants have threatened to withdraw from the Sh4.5…

Read more: Residents in insecurity case ‘disobeyed law’

Hospital to pay woman for unwanted pregnancy

7  hours ago

At least one police officer was killed and another is feared dead after a rescue party was

9  hours ago

Civil Servants have threatened to withdraw from the Sh4.5 billion medical scheme managed on their...

7  hours ago

At least one police officer was killed and another is feared dead after a rescue party was

9  hours ago

Civil Servants have threatened to withdraw from the Sh4.5…

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Gunmen kill officers in new border raids

At least one police officer was killed and another is feared dead after a rescue party was ambushed by Al-Shabaab in Garissa County on Monday.

The officers, 59 in total, were responding to a distress call by a police patrol team, whose vehicle had run over a landmine.Independent sources said two officers, one from the Administration Police and the other from the regular police, were killed.

In a statement yesterday, the Inspector-General of…

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Counties risk losing billions in budget row

Talks between MPs and senators on how to share money between the national and county governments in the next financial year have collapsed after the two Houses of Parliament failed to strike a deal on Tuesday.

Parliament has today to agree on the formula but by last evening, there was no sign of any progress over the Division of Revenue Bill, 2015.

A mediation team set up by the National Assembly and Senate to…

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KAA chiefs cleared of graft claims

The Kenya Airports Authority’s Sh56 billion terminal project at the JKIA has been cleared of corruption allegations.

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) Tuesday recommended that the file on the Greenfields terminal be closed.

This came as the commission said it requires an additional month to conclude all the 124 corruption cases that it has been investigating for the past two months.

The EACC, in four files that include that of Nairobi Senator Mike…

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Tanzania introduces tough new laws to regulate the media

A year after Members of Parliament rejected a Bill that, among other things, aimed at amending media laws to introduce harsh penalties, a new law which put stringent conditions for media operations has been introduced.

In addition to putting restrictions on people who want to operate as journalists, the Media Services Bill, which was tabled for the first time in the last Parliamentary session, seeks to control foreign ownership of media outlets.

According to…

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Banana county that draws its beauty from stone carvings

Few things, it seems, epitomise the beauty and resilience of the banana county of Kisii, than the energy and zest of the hundreds of soapstone workers in South Mugirango, who spend hours carving lovely artifacts.

Yet, the Tabaka soapstone story mirrors just but a quarter of the narratives that tell of the heroism of the 1.3 million people that make up the county.

The indomitable will of these people driving the economy of…

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Kenya bears brunt of terror attacks

Among the three countries that border war-torn Somalia, only Kenya has borne the brunt of terrorist attacks since its soldiers embarked on a mission to root out Al-Shabaab from Somalia in 2011.

According to a timeline published by the Nation yesterday, Al-Shabaab has been attacking Kenyan targets on average once a month. Some of the attacks in far-flung border counties like Mandera, Wajir, Lamu and Garissa are low level, meaning they are not always…

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Rampant insecurity shuts down 95 public schools countrywide

More than 95 public schools have been closed countrywide because of insecurity, Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi has said.Of these, 23 are secondary schools.

Prof Kaimenyi said the government was doing everything possible to bring the situation back to normal.

Baringo, West Pokot and Turkana counties have been hit by cattle rustling conflicts that have left scores dead and several schools closed.Refused to return

In Garissa, Mandera and Wajir more than 1,000…

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