On the radar: Gachagua to chair Intergovernmental Budget Economic Council meeting

Key events lined up for today.

In Summary

•Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu has asked the leaders of University Education to maintain the quality and relevance of programmes they offer to students.

•Hearing of the defence as former Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal's graft case will today continue.

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua will chair the 22nd ordinary session of the Intergovernmental Budget Economic Council (IBEC) meeting.

The meeting will be held at the DP's residence in Karen on Monday.

Nairobi lawyer in hospital after being shot by gunmen.

Anthony Gathitu Kabathi an advocate of the High Court is fighting for his life in hospital after he was ambushed and shot by gunmen on the Isiolo-Modogashe Road.

Police said the lawyer was driving back to Nairobi from a client's meeting in Garissa when he was attacked.

General Service Unit officers responding to a distress call from the public reported that the lawyer sustained severe gunshot wounds to his chest, left hand, thumb, and left side abdomen during the ambush.

Duale hands over East Africa Standby Force chairmanship.

Defence Cabinet Secretary Aden Duale handed over the chairmanship of the Council of Ministers of Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) to his Rwanda counterpart Juvenal Marizamunda during a meeting in Nairobi.

The EASF is a regional organisation whose mandate is to enhance peace and security in the Eastern African region.

Its mandate also extends as one of the five regional multidimensional Forces of the African Standby Force consisting of Military, Police and Civilian components.

CS Machogu on University education programme relevance.

Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu has asked the leaders of University Education to maintain the quality and relevance of the programmes offered to students.

He said the leaders should provide education and training in local universities globally competitive and can attract students and partners.

Governor Lonolkulal's case

Hearing of the defence will continue today as former Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal's graft case proceeds.

Chief Magistrate Thomas Nzioki in July last year ruled that Lenolkulal has a case to answer in relation to Sh84.7 million corruption charges.

The former governor was accused of allegedly instigating trade between the Samburu County Government and Oryx Service Station, which he allegedly owns, by supplying fuel worth more than Sh4 million.


Labour and Skills Development Principal Secretary Shadrack Mwadime together with 15 other PSs from other State departments are set to address the press regarding the National Skills Inventory, the labour migration and job placements for Kenyans at the NSSF building at 9:30 am.

The National Assembly Departmental Committee on Health will conduct a fact-finding mission on three health facilities within Nairobi City County suspected to have colluded with rogue officials to siphon public funds from the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF).

The two facilities to be visited at between 9:30 am and 12 noon are in Eastleigh. The third one in Buru Buruburu will host the committee at  2:00 pm.

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