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February 19, 2019

Miguna sues KAA, CS awards graft suspect, Outgoing governors' plans: Your Breakfast Briefing

Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok addresses the press at the Council of Governors offices with Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony and Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya on July 9, 2018. /EZEKIEL AMING'A
Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok addresses the press at the Council of Governors offices with Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony and Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya on July 9, 2018. /EZEKIEL AMING'A

Good Morning.

Today, we take you inside Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko's Sh31.5 billion budget for the 2019/20 financial year.

Sonko has outlined the multi-million shillings projects his administration intends to roll out in line with President Uhuru Kenyatta's Big Four agenda. 

Here are the other stories making headlines in the Star this Monday morning.

Second term Governors start planning for life after 2022

Twenty-two governors whose terms constitutionally end in 2022 have begun planning their post-term survival schemes.

The second term incumbents, who are used to the trappings of power and elaborate protocols, are exploring options to continue calling the shots even after exiting office.

 Used to controlling billions of shillings as chiefs of the devolved units, a handful of governors are planning to contest the presidency, a few are planning to retire while many others hope to get plum appointments in the national government.

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Miguna sues KAA and Emirates for torture and detention

Controversial city lawyer Miguna Miguna has sued the Kenya Airports Authority and International airline Emirates for illegal torture and detainment.

In a ten-page affidavit to the High Court, the vocal lawyer wants the courts to compel the two entities punished for damages and unlawful detention.

Through his lawyers John Khaminwa said the two, KAA and Emirates should be further punished for unlawful search, seizure, sedation, torture and assault.

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Sh2 billion graft suspect awarded state job

A key suspect in the alleged looting of Sh2 billion from the Migori County coffers is among tens of individuals awarded with plum State appointments.

 Jared Peter Odoyo Kwaga — a close associate of Migori Governor Okoth Obado and whose assets worth millions have been frozen by the High Court — is among the latest appointees.

 Kwaga was appointed by ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru alongside seven others as board members of Kenya Institute of Mass Communication.

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We need referendum to settle inheritance wrangles

The ruling by lady justice Lucy Waithaka of Nyeri High court allowing a married woman to inherit property from her parents touched off a fierce conflict between the traditions and the law.

Although the law giving women  - married on not - equal rights to their parents' property has been in existence since 1981, it is the Wednesday ruling that has elicited heated debate on the disposition of family property.

The ruling touched off a vicious debate on inheritance rubbing many traditions the wrong way. 

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Major setback hits issuance of Nairobi's Eastlands title deeds

An initiative by President Uhuru Kenyatta to have 100,000 title deeds issued to residents of Eastlands by end of 2018 has hit a brick wall.

By end of last week, only 623 title deeds had been issued, almost a year after President Uhuru’s announcement, that the 100,000 title deeds were ready for issuance.

This is even as Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko is yet to issue out 423 title deeds that have already been processed with another 1,023 having been forwarded to the county attorney for sealing and signing.

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