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Top 5 @ 5: Cash-strapped IEBC, Petrol prices up, Wajir governor pleads innocence

The stories making headlines in the Star this evening.

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• The stories making headlines on the Star this evening.

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IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati has said the commission has no money to review boundaries, while there's more pain at the pump for motorists as petrol prices have gone up by Sh2.

Meanwhile, Wajir Governor Mohamed Abdi has denied stealing public funds, while has celebrated 80 years of existence amid a row over ownership of land.

Here are the stories making headlines on the Star this evening.


IEBC has no money to review boundaries – Chebukati

The electoral agency does not have the money to review boundaries next month.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission said it is prepared for the exercise, but the National Treasury is yet to avail the money to begin the process.

 

 


Petrol and diesel prices up by over Sh2 per litre

Motorists will pay more for fuel from midnight after the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority reviewed prices.

Super petrol and diesel prices have edged up by Sh2.67 per litre and Sh2.13 per litre respectively while that of kerosene dropped by Sh1.26 per litre.


I didn't receive a cent of stolen Sh26m, Wajir Governor tells court

Wajir Governor Mohamed Abdi told a Nairobi court on Friday that he did not order the withdrawal of Sh25 million.

He was testifying in a case in which three county officials are accused of conspiracy to defraud the county of Sh26.1 million.


City Primary marks 80 years amid feuds with church over land

City Primary School on Friday celebrated 80 years since its commissioning in 1940.

It was opened on February 14 by the then-colonial governor and Queen's Representative, Sir Henry Moore, just a year after the first stone was laid to commence construction.


Maa women want BBI to address FGM, gender violence

Maa women want the BBI team to include solutions to gender-based violence and harmful cultural practices such as FGM that have historically affected them. 

Speaking on Wednesday during a breakfast meeting in Nairobi, the women from Baringo, Kajiado, Laikipia, Marsabit, Nakuru, Narok and Samburu expressed their support for the BBI report.