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ICC WARNS KENYA ON UHURU ASSETS

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 07:00 -- BY FELIX OLICK
ICC judges, Judge Kuniko Ozaki and Judge Silvia Fern?ndez de Gurmendi. The Hague, 20 January, 2010
ICC judges, Judge Kuniko Ozaki and Judge Silvia Fern?ndez de Gurmendi. The Hague, 20 January, 2010
ICC judges quietly ordered the Government of Kenya to identify and freeze President Uhuru Kenyatta's assets years ago, it has now emerged. In what could signify that The Hague-based court is not done with the President yet, the judges yesterday revealed that the order, which was issued confidentially, was to be executed without Uhuru's knowledge. The order was issued way back on April 5, 2011, when then President Mwai Kibaki and his Co-principal in the Grand Coalition administration Prime Minister Raila Odinga were still in charge. Uhuru was then one of two Deputy PMs. The three-judge panel...

ODM lawmakers back Raila for 2017

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 07:00 -- BY STAR REPORTER
WHILE YOU WERE AWAY: Cord leader Raila Odinga is received by his
suppoters at JKIA from Mozambique yesterday.
WHILE YOU WERE AWAY: Cord leader Raila Odinga is received by his suppoters at JKIA from Mozambique yesterday.
CLOSE allies of ODM leader Raila Odinga yesterday vowed to fight off an attempt by some of their colleagues to prevent the former Prime Minister from running again for President. Led by Suna East MP Junet Mohammed, the MPs and a senator accused those behind the plot of being used by the party's enemies to create trouble within the organisation. "Raila is like Mandela. He represents an ideology and we all know what he has stood for, despite the many years he suffered under President Moi. What do those who want to replace him stand for? "To have a lot of money is not the only criterion you need...

New government bill may cut NGO foreign funding to 15%

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 07:00 -- BY DAVID MWERE
Parliament building. Photo/FILE
Parliament building. Photo/FILE
THE Government is planning to introduce a Bill in Parliament that, if passed, will see all non-governmental organisations' foreign funding reduced to 15 per cent. The move is aimed at amending the Public Benefits Organisations Act of 2013, and is expected to have far-reaching implications for the operations of the PBOs, previously known as NGOs. If the changes are passed by the National Assembly, they will pave the way for stringent administrative and self-regulation and reporting obligations already articulated in the legislation. Addressing the nation during Mashujaa Day celebrations on...

No money for Knut pay - CS Kaimenyi

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 07:00 -- BY ELIZABETH WERE AND EDWIN OTIENO
NOT AFFORDABLE: Education CS Jacob Kaimenyi at the University of Nairobi yesterday. Photo/ENOS TECHE
NOT AFFORDABLE: Education CS Jacob Kaimenyi at the University of Nairobi yesterday. Photo/ENOS TECHE
EDUCATION Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi yesterday said the government cannot afford the salary and allowances teachers are demanding. The CS’s announcement comes as the Kenya National Union of Teachers and Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers are set for a sixth round of talks with the government on Friday. “We can be willing to do what the teachers want in terms of salary increment. The question is whether the money is available and sustainable,” Kaimenyi said on the sidelines of the Kenya and Unesco at 50 celebrations at the University of Nairobi yesterday. Kaimenyi asked...

End Kenya ICC case - Kindiki

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 07:00 -- BY IBRAHIM ORUKO
Senate majority leader Kindiki Kithure. Photo/Charles Kimani
Senate majority leader Kindiki Kithure. Photo/Charles Kimani
THE Senate yesterday started debate on the speech delivered to the joint sitting of Parliament by President Uhuru Kenyatta on October 6 before the status conference at The Hague on October 8. The motion was moved by majority leader Kithure Kindiki. He said no amount of prosecutions will clear the 2007-08 post-election mess from Kenya’s national psyche. Kindiki said the only way out of the problem is for the discontinuation of the cases against Uhuru, Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua Sang. He said a proper Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission needs to be established...

Senators divided on sacking Kibwana

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 07:00 -- BY IBRAHIM ORUKO
Senate Majority Leader Kithure Kindiki (L) with Senator Beth Mugo in the senate. Photo/FILE
Senate Majority Leader Kithure Kindiki (L) with Senator Beth Mugo in the senate. Photo/FILE
THE Senate will set up a committee to monitor court cases that involve the House and which have an impact on its constitutional mandate. Busia Senator Amos Wako gave notice of the motion yesterday. If the House adopts the motion, a 13-member ad hoc committee to monitor all cases filed against the Senate will be established. Wako tabled the notice as senators failed to agree on whether to proceed with the impeachment debate on Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana. MCAs voted to send Kibwana home two weeks ago. Kibwana and the Council of Governors obtained court orders stopping the Senate from...

Lamu curfew extended

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 07:00 -- BY RAMADHAN RAJAB
DIRECTIVE: Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo. Photo/FILE
DIRECTIVE: Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo. Photo/FILE
Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo has extended the dusk-to-dawn curfew in Lamu county by 30 days, citing insecurity. Kimaiyo yesterday gave the orders despite the Law Society of Kenya’s demand that the curfew be lifted. On October 16, LSK gave Kimaiyo 14 days to lift the curfew or face a legal battle. LSK said the curfew imposed undermines the livelihood of Lamu residents, who depend on fishing and tourism. He said the curfew had led to alleged extra-judicial killings and torture perpetrated by security forces in the area. Residents need a permit to be outside during curfew.

Goodies for candidates

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 07:00 -- BY HENRY KIBIRA
STUDY AID: TNA politician Francis Mwangi has donated more that 100 geometrical sets to stodnets of Dr Aggrey Primary School in Starehe constituency ahead of the KCPE examination. Photo/FILE
STUDY AID: TNA politician Francis Mwangi has donated more that 100 geometrical sets to stodnets of Dr Aggrey Primary School in Starehe constituency ahead of the KCPE examination. Photo/FILE
A TNA politician has donated more than 100 geometry sets to a primary school in Starehe constituency to improve education. Francis Mwangi donated the sets to standard eight pupils from Dr Aggrey Primary School. He promised to work with the school management to improve its image. The school is located near Majengo slums and lacks basics such as desks. Mwangi called on businesspeople to support government efforts in raising education standards countrywide. He said this will give learners a chance to improve their welfare.

Plot owners sue NSS

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 07:00 -- BY PETER NG'ETICH
NSSF Building. Photo/FILE
NSSF Building. Photo/FILE
PLOT owners in Tassia estate have moved to court again to contest the National Social Security Fund’s imposition of a Sh920,000 levy. The 5,500 people claim the NSSF action is illegal and want it stopped from imposing the fees for roads and other amenities. The matter will be mentioned on November 11. The move follows last month’s judgement in which judge Weldon Korir ruled in favour of NSSF, saying the suit filed by the plot owners lacked merit. He said the suit arose out of contractual obligation between the plot owners and NSSF, which falls into the private law realm.

Fourth land dealer killed this month

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 07:00 -- BY KAMORE MAINA
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Land seller Afred Njau who was killed in Ruiru
Police are investigating the killing of the fourth property dealer killed in a road shooting this month. Alfred Njau was shot eight times in a drive-by attack on the Ruiru-Ruai bypass on Monday night, police said. Njau was the director of Agora Properties, a real estate firm in Nairobi, and the director of administration and finance at the MTN Insurance Agency. Njau was with his wife, house help and daughter. His daughter and the house help escaped with minor injuries, while his wife Mary Wanjiku sustained two gunshot wounds. Another land dealer, Stephen Mwaangi, was shot 13 times along...

Call to open up roads

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 07:00 -- BY CHRISPINUS WEKESA
Residents of Eastleigh yesterday asked the contractors working on roads to stop blocking them. Eastleigh North MCA Osman Adow said some roads are blocked but residents have not been given alternative routes. They said they will hold a demonstration to demand the opening of General Waruinge and Ngatina roads and Section three. Eastleigh business community vice chairman Ahmed Mohamed said traders have suffered, as the area is inaccessible. He said businesspeople will petition the Nairobi government to have the roads opened. Some roads have been opened after being repaired.

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