Category Archives: Counties

Inspectorate bosses fired over hawkers menace

Two senior inspectorate directors at City Hall have been sent on compulsory leave over the hawkers menace. Acting Nairobi County director operations Chrispine Caleb and his assistant Albert Kipkoech have been suspended over handling of the hawkers menace. The street vendors have occupied pavements, streets and back streets selling their wares in the full glare […]

Nurses call off 150-day strike

There’s reprieve for Kenyans after the Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) agreed to call off their strike which has lasted for four months and caused untold grief. The Union and the Council of Governors, signed a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) on Thursday evening which means that the nurses will now resume work as soon […]

Faithful, politicians eulogise Bishop Korir as peacemaker

Catholic faithful and politicians from Rift Valley yesterday held a special mass in honour of Bishop Cornelius Korir who died on Monday. The service was held at Eldoret Catholic Church in Uasin Gishu County. During the mass that lasted for five hours, leaders who included Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter eulogised the bishop as a […]

Two charged with cheating as exam ends

Two candidates sitting this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination were arraigned before a Kabarnet court charged with examination cheating. Aged 15 and 14, the two boys were charged with impersonifi cation contrary to Section 31(2) of Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) Act of 2012. They were charged that on November 1, at […]

Ardent Uhuru supporter taken ill after Supreme Court ruling

A Nyeri businessman who claims to have spent more than Sh13 million to campaign for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s reelection says he will not relent until the incumbent wins the repeat election ordered by the Supreme Court. Ephantus Thuku told the media that he fainted in his car while driving to Mombasa when he heard the […]

Student arrested for dumping infant

Detectives in Vihiga County are holding a Form Four student from a local secondary school for reportedly dumping an infant in the school latrine. According to Vihiga OCS Judith Nyongesa, the 19-year-old will be arraigned in court to face murder charges. She said with the help of Red Cross Society officers from Vihiga, they managed […]

Alarm over theft of borehole pumps in Kiambu

Owners of submersible borehole pumps in Ngenia village, Ngewa Ward in Githunguri, Kiambu county, are spending sleepless nights for fear their pumps might be stolen. The expensive pumps are in high demand because of the perennial scarcity of water in most parts of the area. Many residents have resorted to sinking boreholes to obtain the […]

11 staff arrested in Nyamira offices raid

Detectives in Nyamira arrested 11 county officers on Saturday evening in connection with the theft of eight computers from county treasury and procurement departments offices last week. Yesterday, five of the of the 11 suspects were interrogated in connection with the offence. Confirming the arrest, regional Director of Criminal Investigation Victor Thangalani said the suspects […]

Parents want thorough probe on Moi Girls’ fire tragedy

Parents at Moi Girls’ High School, Nairobi where eight students perished in a fire tragedy on Friday night have called for thorough investigations into what transpired on the fateful night. The parents association’s chair, Charles Odhiambo, led colleagues in calling for speedy investigations even as he revealed that 19 police detectives are probing the root […]

County boss decries low NYS recruits turnout

Mombasa County Commissioner Evans Achoki has decried low turnout of recruits in the ongoing National Youth Service recruitment in the county. He said the exercise which started in Nyali sub-county yesterday recorded low turnout. “I urge the youth to come out in large numbers and take up this opportunity. We don’t want you to continue […]