KISUMU Governor Jack Ranguma has distanced himself from the Sh7.1 billion waste management deal between the county and two international companies. Last Week, the county government signed the new waste management deal after the court cancelled the initial Sh18 billion tender for a similar project. Two international companies; US based Global Waste to Energy and Netherland’s Integrated Basic Infrastructure Services, signed an MoU with the Kisumu government to support the project at Sh2.6 billion and Sh4.5 billion respectively. Acting city manager Doris Ombara, who presided over the ceremony at...
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BANKS are facing a hitch in distribution of new EMV cards with less than 50 per cent of clients of the 43 licenced banks yet to get their cards. Inquiries by the Star and complaints to the Consumer Federation of Kenya show that distribution of the more secure chip and pin cards from the previously used magnetic strip cards has been hampered by uncertainty over cost, slow issuance by some banks and lack of information. Most banks were reluctant to give out the exact number of cards issued. However the biggest bank by assets, Kenya Commercial Bank said it has already issued 1.2 million cards...
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BANKS are facing a hitch in distribution of new EMV cards with less than 50 per cent of clients of the 43 licenced banks yet to get their cards. Inquiries by the Star and complaints to the Consumer Federation of Kenya show that distribution of the more secure chip and pin cards from the previously used magnetic strip cards has been hampered by uncertainty over cost, slow issuance by some banks and lack of information. Most banks were reluctant to give out the exact number of cards issued. However the biggest bank by assets, Kenya Commercial Bank said it has already issued 1.2 million cards...
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Auditor General Edward Ouko has accused the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission of misusing public funds and flouting the procurement laws by procuring election materials without a proper plan. In the audited financial report for the year ending June 2013, the auditor blames the IEBC for procuring election materials irregularly. Ouko singled out the Sh6.4 billion procurement of the Biometric Voter Registration kits and the failed Electronic Voter Identification Devices worth Sh1.3 billion as the worst form of extravagant expenditure. He also raised issue with the Sh1.54 billion...
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Auditor General Edward Ouko has accused the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission of misusing public funds and flouting the procurement laws by procuring election materials without a proper plan. In the audited financial report for the year ending June 2013, the auditor blames the IEBC for procuring election materials irregularly. Ouko singled out the Sh6.4 billion procurement of the Biometric Voter Registration kits and the failed Electronic Voter Identification Devices worth Sh1.3 billion as the worst form of extravagant expenditure. He also raised issue with the Sh1.54 billion...
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