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June 20, 2018

Ruto inheriting Raila, NYS frozen accounts, Kenyans tap debts: Your breakfast briefing

Deputy President William Ruto at the St Peter's ACK in Nyali, Mombasa county, June 10, 2018. /JOHN CHESOLI
Deputy President William Ruto at the St Peter's ACK in Nyali, Mombasa county, June 10, 2018. /JOHN CHESOLI

Ruto plots raids on Raila strongholds

 Deputy President William Ruto has rattled the opposition with his onslaught on regions perceived to be loyal to ODM leader Raila Odinga. Yesterday the Star established that there was panic in the Orange Party over Ruto's frenetic activities. READ

NYS scandal: 113 accounts in 13 banks frozen for six months

One hundred and thirteen accounts held in 13 banks have been frozen as detectives zero in the NYS multibillion-shilling scandal. One of the many accounts affected is that of Anne Ngirita, Lucy Ngirita and Phyllis Ngirita. READ

MPs cut allocation for courts in new budget

The Judiciary is bracing itself for tough times ahead after MPs approved drastic budget cuts that could hamper its operations in the wake of the renewed war on graft. Despite pleas by Chief Justice David Maraga, the National Assembly decided to slash the Judiciary’s budget from Sh17.3 billion to Sh14.8 billion in the next financial year. READ

Mobi cash: Borrow now, cry later

Kenyans can now access loans in minutes through mobile banking and alternative mobile lending apps, thanks to innovative technology. This has however led to a higher rate of household debt as Kenyans resort to borrowing from more than one lending app to meet their daily needs. READ


Basket weavers in Tharaka reap big from plastic bag ban

Sheltered by a tarpaulin from the blazing sun, a group of elderly women weave handfuls of dried reeds, their practised hands turning them into exquisite baskets, mats and hats that have been sold to tourists from around the world. Their success stems not from choice, but from necessity. READ

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