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Kenya's 3rd gender, Why Uhuru’s laptops crashed, Joho impeachment: Your Breakfast Briefing

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• The stories making headlines in the Star this morning.

President Uhuru Kenyatta was on Thursday conferred Namibia’s highest award of honour, the Grand Master of the Order of the Most Ancient Welwitschia Mirabilis, by his host President Hage Geingob for his contribution to democracy and good governance.
RECOGNITION: President Uhuru Kenyatta was on Thursday conferred Namibia’s highest award of honour, the Grand Master of the Order of the Most Ancient Welwitschia Mirabilis, by his host President Hage Geingob for his contribution to democracy and good governance.
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Supreme Court judge Mohammed Ibrahim last evening denied reports he had threatened a security officer with a gun.

"I neither have a gun licence nor a gun and none of the family members has any," he told the Star.

Police in Nairobi have opened investigations into allegations by a security guard that the judge of the highest court had threatened one of his guards.

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

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Why Uhuru's flagship laptop project crashed

The much-touted Jubilee laptop project collapsed because teachers lacked the required ICT skills to use them and most schools lack electricity to power them.

Then there's all the dust in mud-floored, open-walled classrooms where goats occasionally wander. Headteachers have delivered a damning revelation of how the devices became useless.


Make intersex third gender in Kenya - Experts

Thanks to Baby A, Kenya might soon have a third gender introduced into its laws if an experts' report on intersex issues is adopted.

The report issued yesterday cites the right to equality and equal protection of the law. It cites problems and discrimination faced by intersex persons and makes a list of recommendations.


Mungiki crime buster takes secrets to grave

Crime-buster cop Njue Njagi will be remembered for ruthlessly crushing Mungiki in Central and Nairobi.

Njagi died on March 11 of an undisclosed illness at the age of 66.

The father of four will be buried today at his farm in Ol Joro Orok, Nyandarua County.

For years, Njagi was a famous figure at scenes of gory shootings.


NLC on the spot over Sh4bn compensation variance

National Land Commission is on the spot over alleged irregular adjustment of compensation for the dualling of Rironi-James Gichuru Road.

On Thursday, the Senate Lands Committee put the Commission to task amid disclosure that a consultant approximated compensation as Sh1.4 billion before pushing it to Sh5.1 billion.


Civil society wants Joho impeached over graft

Civil society organisations in Mombasa have called for the impeachment of Governor Hassan Joho for presiding over a "bandit administration".

Muhuri, Pamoja Trust, Kituo cha Sheria and Local Empowerment for Good Governance say the feud between the executive and county assembly has lifted the lid on massive graft and mismanagement on Joho’s watch.