• The stories making headlines in the Star this morning.
Legislators on Wednesday reached a deal on the Division of Revenue Bill, 2019, (DoRB), ending a stalemate that had starved counties of cash for months.
The MPs and senators mediating the bill agreed that Sh316.5 billion will be the share of the national revenue to county governments.
They also recommended that Parliament establishes a committee to investigate the Medical Equipment Scheme (MES).
The team is expected to table a report in Parliament for approval before the end of the third session, with further conditions that there is proper disclosure on the costing of equipment acquired under the lease.
Here are the other stories making headlines in the Star this morning.
Today;s top stories in the Star. See stories https://bit.ly/2khGy6a
Couple want their pregnant daughter married to the accused
A couple whose daughter was allegedly defiled and impregnated by their name in Eastleigh has asked the court to release their daughter from children’s protection unit so that she can be married off to the accused.
The accused Abdifatar Hussein Mohamed was said that he defiled and impregnated 17-year-old girl on dates between February 12 and June 12 and impregnated her.
Police records said that the accused and the complainant had been seeing each other secretly until when the minor got pregnant.
Search for abducted Cuban doctors still on - police
Police are still searching for the two Cuban doctors abducted in April in Mandera, the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai has said.
Herrera Correa and Landhi Rodriguez who were working at Mandera County Referral Hospital were kidnapped by gunmen suspected to be al Shabaab militants as they headed to work from their residence.
Mariga 'ready to work' as he appeals 'IEBC red
Retired football star McDonald Mariga has challenged the decision to invalidate his nomination for the Kibra parliamentary seat.
Mariga petitioned the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission's Disputes Resolution committee barely a day after returning officer Beatrice Muli quashed his nomination to contest on a Jubilee ticket.
Some Jubilee legislators have cried foul and blamed Mariga’s predicament on rivals even as a legal expert warns against politicising the matter.
Raila party in radical shake-up ahead of 2022
A radical shake-up is underway at the Orange House, the nerve centre of Raila Odinga’s ODM party.
Sources say most top officials will be sent packing. The overhaul is a 2022 rebranding strategy as implied by an internal task force which found the secretariat moribund and the centre of corruption and bungled nominations.
While Raila has been tight-lipped on his political game plan, he is widely expected to face off with DP William Ruto in the 2022 presidential race.
Cartels fight KPA over Sh19.5 billion cancelled tenders
The cancellation of multibillion-shilling tenders at the Kenya Ports Authority has rattled top managers and state officials who have launched a fight against the authority’s managing director.
Top state officials, KPA staff and influential businessmen tried to sway seven multibillion tenders, raising concerns which culminated in the cancellation.