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January 20, 2019

NYS loot recovery, Kivutha vs Kalonzo, Uhuru's Nyanza goody bag: Your Breakfast Briefing

President Uhuru Kenyatta interacts with NYS recruits during their passing out parade at Gilgil. photo/COURTESY
President Uhuru Kenyatta interacts with NYS recruits during their passing out parade at Gilgil. photo/COURTESY

Good Morning

Alcohol is the most abused substance in Kenya with about 3.2 million people using it, a new survey shows.

The National Authority for the Campaign Against Drug Abuse report says most of those drinking alcohol are heading to a problematic use.

 Here are the stories making headlines in the Star this Tuesday morning.

Court imposes freeze on accounts with millions suspected to be from NYS scandal

Police investigations have revealed three companies were paid more than Sh1 billion by the National Youth Fund last year.

Documents attached to an application filed by asset recovery agency in anti-corruption court show that Firstling supplies received a total of Sh795,199,245.65 million from NYS between July 4 and 13 in 2017.

Flagstone merchants limited, which with Firstlinf are suspects in the NYS scandal, on March 21, 2017, received a total of Sh195,176,275.85 million from NYS.



Kibwana raps Kalonzo over 'monarchical' hold of Ukambani turf

Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana has told off Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka and challenged his party leader to accept to be challenged in Ukambani.

The second time governor said nothing stops him from contesting the presidency in 2022 despite Kalonzo-allied MPs threatening to crush him politically.


Uhuru to launch Sh37bn dam during Nyanza tour

There is an air of excitement and hope among Nyanza residents as they prepare to welcome President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday during his first visit to Kisumu since his March 9 handshake with Raila Odinga.

During the highly anticipated tour, Uhuru is expected to launch development projects and also make a commitment about increasing development funding to the region.


City Hall set to begin compensation of Pangani residents in the Urban Renewal project

Nairobi county is set to begin compensation of Pangani residents whose houses are targeted in the Urban Renewal project.

Lands executive Charles Kerich told The Star that the tenants will be compensated for two years, which is the estimated time the construction will take.


Nut farmers want to access Chinese markets

Small scale Macadamia farmers want government help to access the Chinese market.

The farmers, through Edenswin Traders have written to three government ministries and Agriculture Food Authority asking for permission to export macadamia and Avocado to china.


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