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Muturi leads MPs in retreat over integrity issues

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi says decorum issues will be addressed during their annual retreat. (Photo:File/Standard)

Mombasa, The National Assembly leadership is meeting in Mombasa to address integrity of the House, internal wrangling and claims of bribery[1] which has dogged it lately.

Speaker Justin Muturi and Clerk Justin Bundi set the agenda rolling during the fourth annual retreat of the National Assembly leadership in calling for self-reflection among MPs, amid widespread claims of bribery[2]and leadership…

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Matiba falls sick, admitted to hospital

Veteran politician Kenneth Matiba admitted to Karen Hospital in Nairobi. (Photo:File/Standard)

Kenya: Veteran politician Kenneth Matiba has been admitted to a Nairobi hospital after developing complications on Wednesday evening.

The former Kiharu MP was airlifted from a health facility in Mombasa and referred to Karen Hospital in Nairobi. It is the first time the public has been notified of the hospitalisation of the second liberation icon by a family member.

Mr Matiba had reportedly…

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‘Daily' used fake letter to attack digital TV consortium

The tactics of a group fighting to keep Kenya’s biggest broadcasters off-air have turned ugly, after a story in a local daily yesterday cited what now appears to be a fake document to claim that The Standard Group Limited, Nation Media Group Limited and Royal Media Services Limited do not own Africa Digital Network ( ADN[1]).

The three own KTN, NTV and Citizen TV respectively, the stations in the digital consortium called Africa [not…

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MPs raise concern over digital migration, demand TVs back

Kenya; A key parliamentary committee was yesterday concerned over the betrayal and harassment of media owners by the Government and the regulator in the digital migration row.

At a meeting with media owners from the three media houses whose TVstations were shut down by the regulator, the MPs said they were worried at the bad blood that had fomented over the digital migration between the major industry players on one side and the…

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MPs to amend Constitution to save CDF

In what seems to be a swipe at the Judiciary for declaring the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) unconstitutional, MPs have considered slashing the Judiciary budgetary allocation.

The decision came as the legislators agreed to explore ways of amending the Constitution to accommodate the CDF Act and make it part of the Supreme law so as to continue controlling the Fund.

In an informal sitting (Kamukunji) chaired by National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi yesterday,…

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Namwamba survives removal bid but he is not out of the woods just yet

Audio recordings purportedly demonstrating six MPs had received bribes and setting up members of rival coalitions against each other reportedly helped embattled Ababu Namwamba retain chairmanship of a watchdog committee.

Mr Namwamba, who is also the Budalang'i MP and ODM Secretary General, yesterday narrowly survived ouster from the helm of the National Assembly's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) after a night of covert lobbying and cajoling.

In the 26-member committee, 13 MPs voted to…

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Tout sentenced to hang for killing baby

A tout who murdered a four-month-old girl and dumped her body in a pit latrine five years ago has been sentenced to hang.

The child belonged to Monica Wanjiku, whom he was with in a come-we-stay relationship. The two had lived together for three months.

On the night of April 22, 2009 in Kiangombe village in Embakasi, Nairobi County, Peter Kinyua Mwangi strangled the child, and before she died, he placed her on…

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Boinett vetted, pledges to step up crime war

Kenya: Inspector General of Police nominee Joseph Boinett was vetted yesterday. The joint sitting of the security committees of the Senate and National Assembly posed a range of questions, including how Mr Boinett will rid the service of corruption, impunity, drug trafficking, terrorism and proliferation of firearms.

The issue of parallel command control, leadership gaps, institutional fights and actualisation of intelligence reports featured strongly, as MPs sought assurance from Boinett that he was…

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Girl still in pain three years after surgery gone awry

For three years, four-year-old Josephine Wambui has been seeking specialised treatment and compensation for an erroneous procedure that was conducted at Malindi District Hospital.

Wambui has been suffering from a neurotic wound on her scalp following an IV injection, the infusion of liquid substances directly into a vein, which was erroneously done at the facility.

Her father, Goko Kimani, is distressed with the suffering his daughter undergoes every day. He uncovers the head…

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Matiang'i names new Konza authority CEO

John Kipchumba Tanui is new Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA) Chief Executive Officer.

Information Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i appointed Mr Tanui to replace Catherine Adeya-Weya, whose term elapsed last month after heading the State corporation for two years in an acting capacity.

Tanui was one of three nominees forwarded to Dr Matiang'i by the KoTDA board of directors. He was unveiled at a news conference attended by board chairman John Ngumi, yesterday.…

The sharing of national revenue among counties has been thrown into disarray after the Senate rejected a proposed formula by Commission for Revenue Allocation ( CRA[1]) and the House Finance Committee.

Senators rejected the second proposed formula arguing it did not address social parametres including health, agriculture and development.

The report tabled by committee chair Billow Kerrow (Mandera) was defeated 13 to 11 with those opposing the criteria citing lack of consultation and discrimination…

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