THE Kingdom of Denmark has taken a local university to court seeking to recover Sh7 million given as aid but misappropriated.
Denmark says it advanced grants to International University of Professional Studies, formerly known as Inoorero University.
The university developed the micro, small and medium enterprise mentorship programme with the aim of business growth and youth employment.
It was agreed that the grant would not be diverted for other use except the MSME programme.…
Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru has said the county must prioritise addressing inequalities.
She said the establishment of the Sh6 billion Uwezo Fund, the Youth Enterprise Development Fund and Women Enterprise Fund are part of the government’s strategies to boost youth and women and address inequalities.
The CS spoke yesterday during the forum of ministers of social development for eastern African countries at Hilton Hotel, Nairobi.
She said the Youth…
A man who was accused of killing a suspected robber five years ago has been acquitted of murder.
Simon Njuguna and his family broke down in tears as the verdict was read out by High Court judge Roselyn Korir yesterday.
The judge ruled the prosecution had failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that it was Njuguna who killed Gilbert Njue on the night of May 7, 2009.
“I’m relived but…
Uasin Gishu Senator Isaac Melly yesterday refused to discuss the crisis at the University of Eldoret, telling the House that he will reserve his comments until the ongoing investigations are completed.
The Commission on University Education is investigating the matter and the report is expected by the end of next week.
“I was interviewed by the Commission the whole of yesterday and I reserve my comments on this matter until the report is published,”…
Civil societies dealing with child adoption yesterday opposed a move by the state-owned Child Welfare Society of Kenya to seek an extension to comply with the law.
High Court judge Weldon Korir last year gave the society three months to comply with the law on adoption of children.
In his judgement on September 29, Korir overturned a decision by Labour Cabinet Secretary Kazungu Kambi to allow CWSK to undertake unsupervised child adoptions.
Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has urged party MPs from Ukambani who have been persistently attacking his leadership to join other parties.
“It is disturbing to see leaders attacking the leadership now and then. I think we are more than fed up with these individuals. If one is not ready to toe the line and to follow the laid down party ideals, he has no business hanging around our party,” he said.
Speaking to the…
Twenty-four aspirants want to be nominated to vie for the Kabete parliamentary seat on a TNA ticket.
The seat fell vacant after the death of Kabete MP George Muchai, who was shot by a gunman on Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi, on February 7.
The by-election will be on May 4.
Speaking with the aspirants at Wida Highway Motel, Kabete, Kiambu county TNA chairman William Kuria said the party is the only one popular in the…
The Jubilee Alliance Party is confident it will capture the Kajiado Central parliamentary seat left vacant following the appointment of Joseph Nkaissery as Interior Cabinet Secretary.
Deputy President William Ruto said yesterday the Jubilee administration is committed to delivering services to Kenyans.
He said he is confident JAP will win the Kajiado Central March 16 by-election.
Ruto, who led other Jubilee leaders in campaigning for JAP candidate Patrick ole Tutui yesterday, said: “Kenyans have confidence…
The hearing of the case about the Sh8 billion Karen land failed to proceed yesterday after a last minute change of lawyers by one of the defendants, who is also laying claim to the prime land.
Carmelina Mburu, widow of former Nairobi Provincial Commissioner John Mburu, dropped her lawyer Evans Ondieki and appointed a new advocate.
The case will be heard on March 18.
Mbita MP Millie Odhiambo was given a fake certificate during nominations for the March 4, 2013 general election.
Speaking in an interview on K24 on Tuesday, Millie said those claiming she is a mole are “peddling unfounded accusations”.
“The more they threaten me the more I will expose the nonsense going on in ODM. For instance, I’m in Parliament today courtesy of a fake ODM nomination certificate,” she said.
MIllie asked those pushing for…