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Senate Committee on Energy orders for medical screening of Thange residents

A section of an oil pipeline
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The Senate Committee on Energy wants residents of Thange Village in Kibwezi Sub County affected by a massive oil spillage screened for possible petroleum products poisoning. Under the leadership of Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, the committee in a recent tour of the affected region said the spillage was a serious environmental disaster and called for thorough investigations to determine the ...

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Should Kenya legalise corruption as it morphs into a monster?

President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta (R) greets his supporters with his running mate, William Ruto after attending a news conference in Nairobi on March 9, 2013. The two have been indicted by Kenyans for not doing enough to fight corruption. [Photo: REUTERS/Siegfried Modola]

For the past several months, runaway corruption and the lethargy expressed by the highest office in the country to fight have been the talk for many Kenyans. Billions have been lost in shady projects whose expenditure cannot be explicitly proved or explained. The country continues on more borrowing sprees, further burdening the taxpayer who continues paying for either no service ...

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What should be done to tame hate speech in Kenya?

George Aladwa.  He has been accused of inciting Kenyans against each other. [Photo: radiojambo.co.ke]

By Cyrus Kioko Increasing number of political leaders association in hate speech has reignited debate over how valid hate speech law is as set by the National Cohesion and Integration commission (NCIC). In a span of around one and half moths, more than four political leaders have been involved in hate speech allegations where some have their cases in progress  ...

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‘It’s not yet time,’ as Waiguru brushes off resignation calls

Devolution CS Anne Waiguru. She has issued a statement saying that the push for her to resign is an attack on her person and not on corruption. [Photo: standardmedia.co.ke]

Embattled Devolution CS Anne Waiguru has issued a statement on the ongoing corruption allegations against her ministry. In what has been a sustained push for transparency by Kenyans from all walks of life, Waiguru has made yet another proclamation that she is in no way involved in corrupt dealings at her ministry. In the statement issued on Wednesday, Waiguru said, ...

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Makueni MCAs adopt motion to train residents on human-wildlife conflicts

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Daniel Kituku Members of the Makueni County Assembly (MCAs) have adopted a motion to train people on animal behavior in order to minimize human – wildlife conflicts across the county. The motion tabled by the chairman Wildlife and Tourism Committee and MCA for Mbitini ward Dickson Mutaiti aims at creating a partnership between the County Government, County Wildlife Conservation and ...

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Okiya Omtatah stokes Eurobond fire as Kenyans seek answers

Activist Okiya Okoiti Omtatah. Photo credit www.businessdailyafrica.com

The Eurobond controversy has refused to go away. This is despite the government giving all manner of assurances that the country is doing well financially. The topic which has been on the lips of many Kenyans, on and off social media platforms, has been one seeking answers which have not been forthcoming. In an editorial cartoon in one of the ...

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Nakuru CSO’s to petition Governor Kinuthia Mbugua over misuse of public funds

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By Lorna Abuga A section of Civil Society Organizations based in Nakuru have vowed to petition Governor Kinuthia Mbugua next week over the alleged misuse of taxpayers funds by county officials. Mbugua has been on the spot since the release of the report by the Auditor General, Edward Ouko, which revealed massive embezzlement of taxpayer’s funds in the county executives ...

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Human rights defenders urged to monitor, document human rights abuses

Kimutai Birech from NCHRD-K explaining a point to participants on how to monitor and document human rights violations. [Photo:  Wema Fadhili]

By Wema Fadhili As the country gears towards the 2017 general elections, actors dealing in human rights issues have been urged to be on the lookout in documenting human rights violation while doing monitoring. “Documentation holds key to accuracy, accountability and transparency. Lack of documentation has contributed to those committing atrocities get away with it,” said Otieno Aluoka from the ...

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How to impeach a Governor in Kenya

Murang'a Governor Mwangi wa Iria. Photo credit www.nation.co.ke

Two Governors have so far been impeached, Murang’a and Embu Governors and while none has yet to lose their seats, the process and what happens next is a discussion George Githinji shares in this post. Grounds for the removal of a county governor Article 181 of the Constitution provides for the removal of a county governor. A county governor may ...

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Unilever ranked top employer in Kenya

CEO for East Africa Marc Engel. He says The ‘Winning with People’ agenda is fundamental to the success of our business strategy. [Photo: amref.org]

The Top Employer Institute, an international certification institute, has ranked Unilever as the number one employer in Kenya in 2015/16 for the third year in a row. The institute based in the Netherlands, benchmarks companies against global human resource best practices and its certification is recognized internationally. It certifies excellence in the conditions that employers create to ensure that employees ...

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Illegal sand harvesting rears its ugly head in Kasikeu, Makueni County

Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana speaking at the climate change forum held in Wote. Photo : Governor's Press

The ugly face of illegal sand harvesting in Makueni County reared its head once again over the weekend after one person was killed and nine others seriously injured when two vigilante groups from opposing camps clashed over the illegal activity in Kasikeu. The Saturday afternoon incident that took place in Kaseve and Musaani villages saw the two groups armed with ...

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Kenyans want President Uhuru to enjoy his 54th birthday but work

President Uhuru Kenyatta celebrates his 54th birthday today. Kenyans have given recommendations on wht he should do to restore Kenyans' confidence in his government. [Photo: france-rwanda.info]

President Uhuru Kenyatta should obey court orders, pay teachers and put sense into the heads of legislators Moses Kuria, Aden Duale, Kithure Kindiki, Kipchumba Murkomen and the 36 bloggers! These are some of the recommendations by Kenyans on Twitter well known as #KOT regarding the downward spiral the country is in and as President Uhuru Kenyatta celebrates his 54th birthday. ...

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Generation Kenya Programme giving lifeline to disadvantaged youths

Prof Wilson O. Ogolla, chairman of TVET, handing out a certificate to a Generation graduate. [Photo: McKinsey Social Initiative]

As the clamor for employment in a shrinking economy continues, some initiatives are seeking to bridge the gap by offering training to enhance suitability for the job market. This will help make bright futures by offering alternative training for on-demand products and services which are usually ignored by mainstream training. One such initiative is Generation Kenya’s Youth Employment where already, ...

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