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Gladys Shollei calls CJ Willy Mutunga a liar over remarks on his official residence

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 11:40 -- BY EUGENE OKUMU
A public row played out on Twitter Tuesday night between Chief Justice Willy Mutunga and former Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Gladyse Boss Shollei on the official residence of the CJ procured at over Sh300 million. Mutunga posted on his Twitter account that he has no official residence and has been living in a rented apartment since his appointment to the position on June 22, 2011. I have no official residence. Since my appointment I live in a rented apartment. My house allowance is 100K and is taxed. — Dr Willy M Mutunga (@WMutunga) October 21, 2014 Shollei who put up a spirited fight to...

Mandera CID soft on terror, says governor

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY MANASE OTSIALO
GET TOUGH: Governor Ali Roba and county commissioner Alex Nkoyo at Geneva Grounds, Mandera town, during Mashujaa Day celebrations on Monday.Photo/Manase Otsialo
GET TOUGH: Governor Ali Roba and county commissioner Alex Nkoyo at Geneva Grounds, Mandera town, during Mashujaa Day celebrations on Monday.Photo/Manase Otsialo
Mandera Governor Ali Roba has accused the Criminal Investigations Department of complacency in probing terrorism in the county. He said despite efforts by the national government, area spies have not investigated criminal cases, including last week’s attempt on his life. Roba survived a blast caused by an improvised explosive device. The governor said the county will not tolerate incompetent security personnel. No foreigner could have orchestrated and executed the attack without the help of residents, he said. “We refuse to believe that recent attacks could only be executed by our usual...

Kisumu MCAs impeach speaker Ann Adul

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY FAITH MATETE
LOCKED OUT: Kisumu county assembly speaker Ann Adul outside the county assembly premises on Tuesday evening before being impeached. The gates to the assembly were locked: Adul could not get into the compound. Photo/FAITH MATETE
LOCKED OUT: Kisumu county assembly speaker Ann Adul outside the county assembly premises on Tuesday evening before being impeached. The gates to the assembly were locked: Adul could not get into the compound. Photo/FAITH MATETE
Kisumu county assembly speaker Ann Adul was impeached on Tuesday after 39 MCAs voted against her. Only three MCAs supported her and six missed the session on her impeachment. Adul was impeached for not upholding the county assembly interim standing orders despite getting a court order stopping her removal. Motion mover and West Nyakach ward representative James Omollo said she abandoned the assembly and implied adjourning it indefinitely. Omollo said Adul initiated the illegal and improper removal of the Mace, a symbol of authority, from the assembly contrary to parliamentary practice,...

Mutunga answers Shollei on why he has not moved to the Sh300 million Runda palatial house

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY EUGENE OKUMU
A view of one of the rooms inside the CJ house in Runda that cost Sh310 million.Photo/Charles Kimani
A view of one of the rooms inside the CJ house in Runda that cost Sh310 million.Photo/Charles Kimani
Chief Justice Willy Mutunga has insisted that he does not have an official residence paid for by the judiciary as claimed by former chief registrar Gladys Boss Shollei. Mutunga said in a statement through the judiciary communications officer Kwamchetsi Makokha said that while a residential property was to be acquired for the office holder of the presidency of the judiciary, the process was stopped after a property that had been earmarked for purchase came under active investigation by the EACC. “It is important for the public to know that the purchase of a house the Judiciary attempted to...

Suspect in case of four killed at City Park dies fleeing from the police

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY STAR REPORTER
The body of one of the victims believed to have been stoned to death by unknown people at City Park. Photo/FILE
The body of one of the victims believed to have been stoned to death by unknown people at City Park. Photo/FILE
A man suspected of murdering four people at Nairobi City Park died at 5am on Wednesday after he was hit by a speeding car. The unidentified man was running away from police officers on patrol when an oncoming vehicle hit him killing him on the spot. The officers found a club and a metal bar on his body. Police had been patrolling the city in search of the suspect believed to be a serial killer when he emerged from a bush. He started running when he saw the armed officers who then started chasing him. The police believe that the four dead people found at City Park were killed elsewhere and...

Uhuru Mashinani lobby wants to be cleared of extortion claims by State House

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY PATRICK VIDIJA
Uhuru Mashinani campaigners John Wainaina, secretary general John Mwaniki and national chairman John Njuguna during a press conference. Photo/Patrick Vidija
Uhuru Mashinani campaigners John Wainaina, secretary general John Mwaniki and national chairman John Njuguna during a press conference. Photo/Patrick Vidija
Uhuru mashinani campaigners have denied State House allegations that they are asking the public for money in the name of President Uhuru Kenyatta. Chairman John Njuguna and secretary general John Mwaniki denied promising any member of the public free land from Uhuru, the government or any other person. "We have between Sh15 million and Sh20 million in our account and we wish to state that we are in a process of purchasing 4,600 acres of land in Subukia and 100 acres in Rumuruti and Nanyuki, so we wonder why bringing our members together to buy land is being vilified yet it is nothing new in...

Jubilee vows to mount fresh bid to withdraw Kenya from ICC

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY STAR REPORTER
President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta at the ICC Status Conference on October 8, 2014 Photo/ICC
President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta at the ICC Status Conference on October 8, 2014 Photo/ICC
Members of Parliament from the Jubilee coalition announced a fresh bid to withdraw Kenya from the International Criminal Court. Wednesday’s announcement comes a day after the ICC issued a stern warning to the Kenya government which it said has repeatedly leaked confidential information concerning President Uhuru Kenyatta’s case at the Hague. The Jubilee legislatures led by Majority leader Aden Duale accused the ICC of “shifting goal posts” with Duale stating that the process had never been “a judicial process but a political one.” He said ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has requested to have...

Uhuru writes to House over grilling of CSs

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY DAVID MWERE
WHICH WAY? National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Senate Speaker Ekwe Ethuro leave Parliament Buildings on October 6. Photo/Charles Kimani
WHICH WAY? National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Senate Speaker Ekwe Ethuro leave Parliament Buildings on October 6. Photo/Charles Kimani
CORD MPs have protested against President Uhuru Kenyatta’s move to ensure Cabinet Secretaries do not appear before the National Assembly for questioning. Uhuru wrote to the National Assembly over the appearance of CSs before the General Oversight Committee. Cord lawmakers yesterday said they will write to Speaker Justin Muturi expressing their dissatisfaction “that he took to allow the executive to dictate to the House.” Muturi communicated to the House Uhuru’s displeasure with having CSs appear before the 349-member committee, created after amendments to the standing orders. In his message,...

Swiss firm signs JKIA duty free shops deal

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY CONSTANT MUNDA
Airplanes taxing at JKIA. Photo/FILE
Airplanes taxing at JKIA. Photo/FILE
KENYA Airports Authority has signed a ten-year concession agreement with Dufry International allowing the Swiss firm to run the multi-million duty free retail services at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The KAA said in a statement yesterday the agreement was signed Wednesday last week, a day after the High court dismissed a petition by Dubai-based Suzan General challenging the award of the long standing tender. The Single Master Licence allows the Swiss company to run tax free shops, food and beverage restaurants, a communication and phone centre, and foreign exchange service bureau...

Safaricom gives second Sh5.7 million BMW in Ultimate Upgrade promotion

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY MERCY NJOKI
Gilbert Ndirangu receiving the keys to his brand new BMW 316i vehicle worth approximately Sh5.7 million. Photo/Courtesy
Gilbert Ndirangu receiving the keys to his brand new BMW 316i vehicle worth approximately Sh5.7 million. Photo/Courtesy
Safaricom Limited has given out the second BMW316i prize in its Ultimate Upgrade promotion. Gilbert Ndirangu is the second winner of the brand new car worth approximately Sh5.7 million. Ndirangu who bought a Samsung Galaxy S3 Lite for Sh2,999 and 3,000 Bonga points was on Wednesday handed the keys to his BMW. The first BMW was handed over in September. Four more are remaining. Samsung accessories, 500 MB internet bundles and airtime are the other prizes to be won.

Arrest of Kenyans over 2010 Kampala bombings is legal- Uganda court

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY STAR REPORTER
(From L-R) Idris Magondu, Hussein Hassan, and Mohammed Adan Abdow, three of the suspects, stand in the dock at the Nakawa court in Kampala, July 30, 2010. The trio have been charged with murder, terrorism and attempted murder after bomb attacks that killed more than 70 soccer fans watching the World Cup final in Kampala. Photo/Reuters
(From L-R) Idris Magondu, Hussein Hassan, and Mohammed Adan Abdow, three of the suspects, stand in the dock at the Nakawa court in Kampala, July 30, 2010. The trio have been charged with murder, terrorism and attempted murder after bomb attacks that killed more than 70 soccer fans watching the World Cup final in Kampala. Photo/Reuters
The arrest and detention of five Kenyans suspected to be involved in the July 2010 terror attack in Kampala is legal, a constitutional court in Uganda has ruled. Dismissing a petition challenging the arrests, the court on Wednesday said they are legal since they were made on Ugandan soil. The Kenyans were arrested in connection with the bombing of a restaurant and a rugby club with fans watching the World Cup football final on July 11. They were arrested alongside Ugandans, Somalis and a Tanzanian who has filed a case stating that he was tortured and unlawfully extradited to Uganda. Several...

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