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Jun 19, 2024 at 06:50AM
The Nairobi County government has begun recovering unpaid land rates. Governor Sakaja Johnson chaired a County Executive Committee (CEC) meeting on Tuesday, authorizing caveats on all debt properties to block any transactions, including subdivision, amalgamation, and transfer. The cabinet decided that tenants of properties with pending land rates must pay rent directly to the county government until the outstanding rates are settled. The committee also approved auctioning properties that owe land rates to the county. Sakaja called for an efficient recovery process managed by internal lawyers to minimize legal fees. “The recovery process should be as efficient as possible and The post Governor Sakaja: Tenants to Pay Rent Directly to County for Unpaid Land Rates appeared first on Nairobi Wire.
Jun 19, 2024 at 06:49AM
The Kenyan comedy fraternity will this week honor the late comedian and entertainer Fred Omondi in a special edition of Churchill Show at Carnivore grounds. The event, named Fred Omondi Last Laugh All Stars, is scheduled for June 21 at Carnivore’s Simba Salon. In a social media post on Tuesday, June 18, comedian Daniel Ndambuki, also known as Churchill, confirmed the event and provided further details. “This Friday at Carnivore!! From 6pm. So many things are happening so soon. Sad. But this Friday…. Let’s do it for Freddy, like never before. We shall all be there, see you soon,” the The post Comedians to Pay Tribute to Fred Omondi in Special Event This Week appeared first on Nairobi Wire.
Jun 19, 2024 at 06:48AM
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Jun 19, 2024 at 06:47AM
Businessman Mutua Mwanzia has been convicted of murdering his wife, Mary Wanjiku Waweru, and staging the scene to appear as suicide. The verdict, delivered by High Court Judge Anne Ong’injo at the Mombasa High Court, marks a significant legal conclusion to a case that has been ongoing since 2016. The court found Mwanzia guilty based on circumstantial evidence, despite no direct witnesses to the crime. According to Judge Ong’injo, Mwanzia was the last person seen with the deceased, and his movements on the morning of the incident(May 13, 2016) could not be fully accounted for. “The only inference that can The post Man Found Guilty of Murdering Wife After Staging Her Suicide appeared first on Nairobi Wire.
Jun 19, 2024 at 06:46AM
The government has assured that all 46,000 Junior Secondary School teachers will be employed on permanent and pensionable terms. Following a Parliamentary Group Meeting on Tuesday, National Assembly Finance Committee Chair Kimani Kuria announced that sufficient funds have been allocated for this purpose. “The PG was informed that adequate funds -Kes.18 billion – have been provided for the employment of all 46,000 Junior Secondary teachers who are on internship,” Kimani said. The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will also hire 20,000 interns starting next month to address the teacher shortage. “Funds have been provided to hire 20,000 interns next month. The The post Funds Availed To Hire All 46,000 JSS Intern Teachers on Permanent, Pensionable Terms appeared first on Nairobi Wire.
Jun 19, 2024 at 06:45AM
A police officer has been hospitalized after attempting suicide following the reported loss of his service rifle. Inspector Charles Muriungi Koroneli, stationed at the Kariobangi South Police Post, reportedly consumed a pesticide at his residence in Rongai, Kajiado County. Koroneli’s wife, Edna Kanyiri Kithure, reported that her husband returned home and informed her about the loss of his loaded Ceska pistol containing 15 bullets. She stated that he appeared deeply distressed and couldn’t explain how the weapon went missing. Shortly after, he excused himself and went to the washing area where he ingested the pesticide. Upon discovering him in severe The post Nairobi Policeman Attempts Suicide After Losing Loaded Pistol appeared first on Nairobi Wire.
Jun 19, 2024 at 06:44AM
Kenya has achieved a significant milestone in its creative industry as the Recording Academy, renowned for the prestigious Grammy Awards, has announced its expansion into Africa and the Middle East. This strategic initiative includes Kenya as a primary beneficiary, following a partnership between the Recording Academy and the Ministry of Sports aimed at enhancing the nation’s artistic talents through comprehensive training programs and global exposure opportunities. Kenyan artists will participate in online training sessions led by leading industry professionals worldwide, designed to enhance their skills and knowledge and propel their careers to new heights. Additionally, the partnership will broaden their The post Kenya Set for Significant Role in Grammys Expansion Across Africa appeared first on Nairobi Wire.
Jun 19, 2024 at 06:43AM
The construction of Thwake Dam is on track for completion by December 10, 2024, following the final filling of its embankment area. Zachariah Njeru, Cabinet Secretary for Water, Sanitation, and Irrigation, witnessed the closure of the embankment area and noted that the dam filling is expected to span approximately two normal rainy seasons. The completion of the embankment sets the stage for various downstream activities that will revolutionize water supply, power generation, and agricultural irrigation in the Ukambani region. Currently, ongoing civil works and related activities for the dam are progressing, with overall completion standing at 93.63%, slightly ahead of The post Thwake Dam Project Reaches Final Stages Ahead of Schedule appeared first on Nairobi Wire.
Jun 19, 2024 at 06:42AM
Operation Smile, in partnership with Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), will conduct a free surgical program this week aimed at treating patients affected by congenital cleft lip. Congenital cleft lip, occurring in approximately one in every 500 Kenyan babies, is among the most common birth defects. It results in a child being born with their upper lip or mouth incompletely formed during pregnancy, leading to an opening. This defect poses several challenges for affected children, including difficulties in feeding immediately after birth due to the gap, which prevents breastfeeding and can lead to malnutrition. Other potential challenges include ear infections, hearing The post Operation Smile: Free Surgeries Offered to Select Patients at KNH appeared first on Nairobi Wire.
Jun 19, 2024 at 06:41AM
On Tuesday, June 18, Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome met with Haiti Police official Joachim Prohete at the National Police Service (NPS) headquarters in Nairobi. The NPS stated that the two police chiefs, along with the Haitian delegation, discussed the upcoming NPS-led Multilateral Security Support Mission to Haiti. Joachim Prohete expressed Haiti’s reliance on Kenya’s support to address the conflict instigated by gangs in the country. “We are counting on your support,” he emphasized. In response, IG Koome reassured the Haitian Police of the Kenyan National Police Service’s commitment to collaborating on the mission. “NPS remains dedicated to cooperating The post Haiti Police Chief Meets with IG Koome Ahead of Deployment appeared first on Nairobi Wire.
Jun 19, 2024 at 06:40AM
One hundred women entrepreneurs will benefit from a training program supported by the US Embassy to grow and scale their businesses. The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Kenya program will provide these women with a 9-month training program and opportunities to explore international trade. Shakaria Buckson, regional public engagement specialist at the US Embassy Kenya, launched the sixth cohort of the AWE program, outlining the benefits of this academy that began in Kenya in 2019. “We are particularly thrilled to announce that this session is sponsored by UPS, a company renowned for its commitment to fostering entrepreneurship and global trade. The post US Embassy Program to Support 100 Women Entrepreneurs appeared first on Nairobi Wire.
Jun 19, 2024 at 06:08AM
The Stars and Stripes is perhaps the most famous and instantly recognizable symbol on Earth. It embodied the history, ideals and soul of America. Wearing clothing that contains the flag a common way for many Americans to show their patriotism and pride in the country. There is a plethora of American flag-themed clothing but others are different and unique as they go beyond displaying the stars and stripes. The serve to include other ingredients that provide greater depth of meaning or cultural weight.  So here are then 5 american flag t-shirts celebrating aspects of american symbolism and identity. 1. “Betsy The post 5 American Flag T-Shirts That Celebrate Cultural Symbolism appeared first on Nairobi Wire.
Jun 19, 2024 at 06:05AM
Red Borneo is one of the most common strains of Kratom. It comes from the deep central Borneo forest, found on an island shared by Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei. Red Borneo kratom has a distinctive broad green leaf with red veins, hence the name. You have come to the right place if you take kratom products or you intend to start using them. Like any other herbal product, you should get the facts to make well-informed decisions regarding usage and dosage.  Here, we debunk the most common myths and misconceptions you may have heard about red Borneo. Keep reading to The post Dispelling Myths and Misconceptions about Red Borneo Kratom In 2024 appeared first on Nairobi Wire.
Jun 18, 2024 at 06:50AM
The National Assembly Finance and National Planning Committee has amended the Finance Bill 2024, intending to remove several tax proposals. These amendments eliminate contentious clauses, such as proposed taxes on motor vehicles, mobile money transfers, internet services, the eco levy tax, and excise duty on bread and oil. These revisions were prompted by public feedback, which vehemently opposed the controversial clauses, denouncing them as punitive. The committee acknowledged that the motor vehicle tax, in particular, had been widely criticized as inappropriate, prompting the government to explore alternatives like the road maintenance tax. After a two-week public consultation period, the committee The post MPs Remove Select Taxes and Levies in Finance Bill 2024 (LIST) appeared first on Nairobi Wire.
Jun 18, 2024 at 06:49AM
President William Ruto has urged the police to protect judicial officers following the death of Makadara Principal Magistrate Monicah Kivuti. The magistrate succumbed to gunshot wounds on Friday night at the Nairobi Hospital after a senior police officer opened fire in an open court in Makadara last Thursday, injuring three other officers. Fellow officers shot and killed the Officer Commanding Police Station in Kisumu County on the spot. President Ruto stated that what happened to Magistrate Kivuti “should not happen again.” The president warned police officers against turning their guns on the people they are supposed to protect, insisting that The post Ruto Issues Warning to Police After Fatal Shooting of Magistrate Kivuti appeared first on Nairobi Wire.
Jun 18, 2024 at 06:47AM
The family of the late Julius Mwangi Irungu, father to murder convict Jowie Irungu, has recounted their final moments and days with him before he passed away from cancer. Jane Irungu, Jowie’s sister, shared her last interaction with their father, noting that he frequently wept over his son’s conviction and wished to see him released from prison. Jane disclosed that Julius expressed a desire to visit Jowie in prison, a wish that remained unfulfilled as his health declined. She added that on his deathbed, Julius spoke of having visions of Jowie’s eventual release. “He told us he had seen media The post Jowie Irungu’s Father’s Final Wish and Visions Before Passing appeared first on Nairobi Wire.
Jun 18, 2024 at 06:46AM
The Ministry of Education has announced the official opening of the application portal for scholarships and loans for students joining universities and TVET institutions on Tuesday, June 18. In a statement, Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) Ezekiel Machogu noted that the applications under the Student-Centred Funding Model for the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) cohort were initially scheduled to open on Saturday, June 15. However, due to adjustments made to the national calendar following the declaration of Monday, June 17, 2024, as a public holiday for Eid Al-Adha, the ministry decided to reschedule the portal opening to Tuesday, June The post Scholarship and Loan Application Portal Opens Today for University and TVET Students appeared first on Nairobi Wire.
Jun 18, 2024 at 06:45AM
Chief Justice (CJ) Martha Koome has prohibited the use of makeshift structures as courtrooms following the shooting of Madaraka Law Courts Principal Magistrate Monica Kivuti on June 13, 2024. In a statement issued on June 17, 2024, Koome highlighted that the judiciary has consistently requested adequate resource allocation from President William Ruto’s officer to improve court facilities, but this request has not been fully addressed. “From now on, judicial services will no longer be conducted in makeshift structures,” Koome declared. She added, “It should be recalled that in the past, the Judiciary has repeatedly requested the Executive and Parliament for The post CJ Koome Points a Finger at Ruto’s Office Over Makeshift Courtrooms appeared first on Nairobi Wire.
Jun 18, 2024 at 06:44AM
Akothee voiced her frustrations regarding people who wait until celebrities pass away before showing them affection. Taking to socialmedia, the celebrity singer criticized the phenomenon where celebrities, including musicians and public figures, gain immense fame only after death. “Everybody is posting rest in peace, they are posting TBT, the photos they took together with the same person but not even one day, off cameras, did they pick up their phones and call to check up on the same person,” Akothee observed. Speaking to her fans and fellow celebrities on TikTok and Instagram, Akothee declared that when her time comes, she The post Akothee Calls Out Posthumous Hypocrisy: ‘Celebrate Me Now or Never’ appeared first on Nairobi Wire.
Jun 18, 2024 at 06:43AM
Governors from six counties in the Coast region have rejected an invitation from President William Ruto to discuss their stringent regulation of the miraa and muguka business. Jumuiya ya Kaunti za Pwani chairman Gideon Mung’aro, leading the governors, stated that they received an invitation from State House Nairobi to meet counterparts from Meru, Tharaka Nithi, and Embu to discuss the muguka issues, which include banning the stimulant in three of the counties. However, Mr. Mung’aro, also Kilifi governor, alongside Abdulswamad Nassir (Mombasa), Andrew Mwadime (Taita Taveta), Fatuma Achani (Kwale), Dhado Godhana (Tana River), and Issa Timmamy (Lamu), asserted they would The post Why Coast Governors Have Rejected Ruto’s Invitation to Discuss Muguka Ban appeared first on Nairobi Wire.
Jun 18, 2024 at 06:42AM
The Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association (KMJA) and Kenya Judiciary Staff Association (KJSA) have expressed concerns about the safety of judicial officers in their line of duty. The jurists emphasized the need for prudent measures to ensure the safety of judges, following the unfortunate shooting of Justice Monica Kivuti while she was presiding over a case at Nairobi’s Makadara Courts last Thursday. Kivuti sustained gunshot wounds to the chest and pelvic area inflicted by Chief Inspector Samson Kipchirchir Kipruto, the OCS of Londiani police station. She later succumbed to her injuries at Nairobi Hospital on Friday night. In a statement, The post Judicial Officers Propose New Measures for Enhanced Court Security appeared first on Nairobi Wire.
Jun 18, 2024 at 06:41AM
A Kisumu man successfully petitioned the court to remove his name from a child’s birth certificate after two DNA tests conclusively proved he was not the biological father of the nine-year-old minor. Justice Roselyn Aburili of the Kisumu High Court issued the directive, instructing the Registrar of Births and Deaths in Kisumu West to issue a new birth certificate for the child, omitting the names of F.O.A., the petitioner. The court found that the information in the original birth certificate, dated April 27, 2023, which listed F.O.A. as the father of the child (identified as J.M.O.), was false and misleading. The post Man Granted Permission to Remove Name from Child’s Birth Certificate Following Negative DNA Results appeared first on Nairobi Wire.
Jun 18, 2024 at 06:40AM
Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has been named Political Trailblazer of the Year at the East African Women of Excellence Awards. The awards gala dinner in Nairobi honored Waiguru for her exceptional achievements in leadership and her status as a woman of many firsts. She received recognition for excelling in politics, her efforts to bring change to the country, and her work to inspire and empower women to pursue leadership positions. Governor Waiguru was nominated alongside Governors Gladys Wanga (Homa Bay) and Wavinya Ndeti (Machakos), as well as MPs Neisula Lesuuda, Gladys Boss, Esther Passaris, and Beatrice Elachi. Christ Is the The post Governor Waiguru Beats Fellow Women Leaders to Win Regional Excellence Award appeared first on Nairobi Wire.
Jun 18, 2024 at 06:19AM
The domestic football season is over, but there are still high-profile games to enjoy during the break because the 2024 UEFA European Championships (Euro 2024) are here! Running from June 14 to July 14 across Germany, Euro 2024 sees 24 of Europe’s best national teams compete in a month-long tournament for the right to call themselves European champions. All the sites at price England and France as the clear favorites to win Euro 2024, but only one can become champions of Europe. If games go as they should on paper, these two footballing powerhouses will lock horns in the The post England and France are Euro 2024 Favorites. Will One of Them Win? appeared first on Nairobi Wire.
Jun 18, 2024 at 06:13AM
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Jun 18, 2024 at 06:09AM
In the United Kingdom, Cricket is one of the most popular sports known to its residents, and there is no shortage of punters gambling on the popular sport. Unfortunately, getting the best out of the gambling experience of Cricket doesn’t come as easy as watching it. Most UKGC-licensed betting sites have some form of restriction placed on them, to reduce the risk of UK players developing gambling addiction. While this is a good thing in the long run, it puts a dent in the gambling experience of players who only seek to bet on Cricket.  To get the best out The post Cricket Betting Sites Not On Gamstop appeared first on Nairobi Wire.
Jun 18, 2024 at 06:05AM
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Jun 18, 2024 at 06:02AM
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Jun 18, 2024 at 06:02AM
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Jun 14, 2024 at 06:50AM
Chief Registrar Winfridah Mokaya has reassured judicial officers, staff, and court users of their security following the shooting of a magistrate by the Londiani Officer Commanding Police Station (OCS) at the Makadara Law Courts in Nairobi. Chief Inspector Samson Kipchirchir Kipruto, 55, shot and wounded Principal Magistrate Monica Kivuti after a ruling in a case involving the OCS’s wife on Thursday. “During an open court session earlier today, the Magistrate revoked the bond for an accused person who had absconded,” Mokaya explained, noting that the accused had failed to provide satisfactory reasons for their absence. “As soon as this decision The post Judiciary Promises Enhanced Court Security Following Magistrate’s Shooting appeared first on Nairobi Wire.

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