Death of a maverick- Curtains fall on Simeon Nyachae, one of the most powerful civil servants during the administration of President Jomo Kenyatta and Daniel Arap Moi, who later came in handy in 2004 to save the presidency of Mwai Kibaki. The king of Abagusii community’s politics breathed his last at a city hospital yesterday.
MPs plot to criminalise ‘hustler’ talk- Lawmakers are plannimng to amend the Law to criminalise the “hustlers versus dynasties” narrative by having it classified as hate speech and want the National Cohesion and Intergration Act amended to include class as a basis for incitement and discrimination.
More misery for taxpayers as Sh7.2trn debt to double in 2030- According to the latest Parliamentary Budget office report, The country’s debt, which hit Sh7.2 trillion last November, is projected to double in the next nine years and by 2030, it is estimated that the Country’s debt could account for more than 100 per cent of the GDP.
Ruto, Raila MPs trade blows at Kisii funeral- MPs allied to Deputy President William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga exchanged blows at a burial attended by the two leaders. Trouble began when South Mugirango MP took to the podium to confront Arati after he told Ruto to apologise over the 2007 post-election violence.
Campaign to reject reform Bill launched- A civil society group dubbed Linda Katiba, yesterday launched a campaign to rally Kenyans to reject the BBI’s push for a referendum. The initiative led by Narc-Kenya party leader Martha Karua has vowed to stop the reforms push, faulting the Leadership for failing to implement the supreme Law and actualised aspirations of Kenyans as captured in the 2010 constitution.
Coast leaders meet to plan region’s future- More than 20 elected leaders from the Coast region yesterday gathered at a private location in Nyali, Mombasa amid growing clamour for a political party. Ruto allied leaders however skipped the meeting.
Inside Uhuru and Raila plot to get 28 counties to endorse BBI- President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga are working on a plot to woo the county assemblies to pas the Building Bridges Initiative Bill in record time, having kicked off simultaneous consolidation drives of county assemblies in their strongholds.
Mwilu returns to office of CJ as judge lifts his own order- After spending a day at home, acting Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu yesterday got a reprieve after a judge lifted an order stopping her from discharging her duties.
South Africa Covid variant could increase cases in Kenya-WHO- The World Health Organization has warned that the new Covid-19 variant from South Africa could fuel a new surge of cases and deaths across the continent The first cases in Kenya were discovered two weeks ago in asymptomatic foreigners.
Kuppet wants teachers withdrawn from Kapedo- Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers(Kuppet) now wants the government to withdraw teachers from Kapedo until the security situation in the area improves.
Sonko grilled over 2017 poll violence allegations- Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s woes continued to deepen yesterday after it emerged that he is likely to be charged with robbery with violence and assault after he had claimed to have participated in the planning and execution of planned election-related chaos alongside State officials.
In Wambora’s big plans for counties- The newly crowned Council of Governors chairman Martin Wambora has promised to rally his colleagues to eradicate corruption in the 47 devolved units, which he says has hindered Kenya’s long term economic growth.