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Deputy President William Ruto jets back from Hague

Deputy President William Ruto arrived back home today from The Hague where he has been attending his case at the ICC[1].

While in The Hague, Mr. Ruto took time off to represent President Kenyatta at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland where he urged a congregation of African leaders to seek solutions to their own problems and change the narrative that Africa is a continent that cannot solve its problems.…

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Families on 'KU land' want Swazuri to face contempt of court charges

NAIROBI, KENYA: Over 2,000 families living on land allegedly belonging to Kenyatta University (KU) want the National Land Commission Chairman Dr Muhammad Swazuri to face contempt of court charges.

The families through their lawyer Kabue Thumi explained that Swazuri had given them one-month notice to vacate the land to pave way for construction of a Sh3 billion children's hospital in total disregard of a court order that was in force. 

In a…

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Go slow on Narok prosecution, LSK warns

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has summoned KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion after North Eastern teachers[1] failed to return to work over claims of insecurity[2], discrimination and harassment.

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has warned the teachers[3] that they will be fired if they do not return to work.

However, the [4] teachers[5]have vowed to defy the return-to-work order by TSC and dared the Government to sack them, insisting they could not risk their lives for…

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Uhuru launches multi-million shilling programme for the poor

NAIROBI: A five-judge bench will on March 6, this year, deliver its decision on whether they will go against the Supreme Court and hear separately cases filed by sacked judges.

The bench led by Justice Isaac Lenaola will decide whether the cases filed by the sacked judges, who are challenging a decision by the Judges and Magistrates Vetting[1] Board, will be heard while consolidated as directed by the Supreme Court.

The 10 aggrieved judges have…

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Cotu, FKE: We were left out of President Uhuru's social protection conference

NTSA Road Safety Director Matthew Munyao (left) and another NTSA officer inspect a speed governor fitted on a PSV[1] at Railways bus terminal in Nakuru town on December 9, last year. Matatu crew are tampering with the devices. [PHOTO: KIPSANG JOSEPH/STANDARD]

NAIVASHA: A cartel in the public transport sector has perfected the art of tampering with the digital speed governors that were introduced as a strategy to curb road accidents.

The Standard has unearthed…

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Kenyans fear reporting magistrates during vetting, says chair Rao

NAIROBI: The National Police Service Commission ( NPSC[1]) is set to complete vetting[2] of some senior officers by April.

The officers serving in the ranks of senior Superintendents, the newly created rank of Assistant Superintendents and officers from the Internal Affairs Unit will be grilled by the commission on matters such as their integrity.

NAIROBI: The Government will name a new chief executive officer in March to head the Konza Technopolis Development Authority.

The authority's board of directors advertised the post last November after the Information ministry demanded a new CEO hired according to Government procurement procedures.

Board chairman John Ngumi said outgoing CEO Catherine Adeya-Weya declined to apply for the post even after serving for two years in an acting capacity. Ms Adeya has been in office…

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