Month: January 2022

SUPREME COURT JUDGES RETIRE TO DECIDE ON BBI APPEAL SUIT

The seven-judge bench of the Supreme Court that was hearing the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) appeal petition has now retired to make their final decision following submissions. The three-day hearing saw lawyers in both sides put up spirited arguments over the petition which has elicited a lot of public interest. In his closing remarks, Solicitor …

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PRESIDENT IMMUNITY AGAINST PROSECUTION- AG ASKS SUPREME COURT

The Office of the Attorney General insists that the President cannot be sued in his personal capacity while still in office. Lawyer Karori Kamau appearing on behalf of the State Law Office told the Supreme Court the Constitution is explicit on the protection accorded to the President from criminal or civil proceedings. “If there is …

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GOVERNMENT DISBURSES SH8.9 BILLION FOR ORPHANS, ELDERLY AND PWDS

More than one million beneficiaries under the Inua Jamii Cash Transfer programme are set to receive Sh 8.9 billion Shillings from the government so as to cushion them against the prevailing hard economic times. Public Service and Special Programmes Cabinet Secretary Margaret Kobia says the payments will be credited into the accounts of the duly …

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Final Mass Voter Registration Kicks Off

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission is set to roll out the second phase of the Enhanced Continuous Voter Registration and Diaspora voter registration. The exercise which begins on Monday until February 6 comes after the Commission failed to meet its target of registering 4.5 million after registering 800,462 new voters. Commission Chairman Wafula Chebukati …

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KIBICHO ANNOUNCES TRANSFERS OF SENIOR ADMINISTRATORS

Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho has approved several transfers of administrators, including former Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya, who will serve his notice period at the ministry. Natembeya resigned on Wednesday afternoon to pursue his political aspirations after a 25-year career in public service. Makueni County Commissioner Mohamed Ahmed Maalim now takes over as …

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CARETAKER COMMITTEE TAKES OVER LSK OPERATIONS AFTER HAVI’S RESIGNATION

A caretaker committee chaired by Linda Kiome has taken over operations at the Law Society of Kenya following the ouster of Nelson Havi. This follows the failure of Havi to convene an Annual General Meeting within twenty-one days as directed by the High Court. The caretaker committee is now expected to run the affairs of …

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MIND YOUR SPEECH-RUTO

Deputy President William Ruto has cautioned leaders of his United Democratic Movement (UDA) party to be mindful of their utterances after the weekend ‘Madoadoa’ remarks by Meru Senator Mithika Linturi. Speaking during a rally in Bomet Green Stadium, Ruto said UDA will not tolerate remarks that are likely to cause ethnic division among Kenyans. Ruto …

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