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Makueni County to receive Sh50M to mitigate climate change

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

Makueni County Government is set to benefit from Sh50 million for climate change adaptation after the county government became the first local government in the Africa to pass the County Climate Change Fund Regulation (CCCF) 2015. The CCCF which was passed by the County Assembly in September is the first of its kind in the entire continent and will provide ...

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Tobiko orders investigations after Twitter outrage on #ArrestAladwa

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

Kenyans on Twitter are a mad lot. Well, at least for now before something else hot gets their attention. A video that has been shared on social media showing one man alleged to be former Nairobi Mayor, George Aladwa, calling for some ‘action’ is all it has taken on Thursday to drive #KOT rabid. In the video, the speaker is ...

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Majority of sexual and domestic violence cases in Makueni go unreported

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      Makueni County Commissioner Ms. Pauline Dola speaking at Wote during the Mashujaa Day celebrations said despite the increasing number of gender violence and rape cases especially among young girls in the county, many of the victims shy away from reporting the abuse for fear of victimization. For these reasons, the county commissioner called on the Makueni residents ...

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Demand for basic education in Kenya on the rise, says report

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The demand for basic education in Kenya has increased in the last five years with secondary level of education recording the highest demand according to the 2014 Basic Education Statistical report. Of the three levels of basic education, secondary schools recorded the highest annual growth of 8.2 percent between 2009 and 2014, an increase that the report released by the ...

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The Role of Women Representatives in Kenya

Some of the women legislators in Kenya. Photo courtesy; www.capitalfm.co.ke

By George Githinji Each of the 47 counties has an elected women representative. The 47 women representatives are situated in the National Assembly. While the public perceives them as a different group of legislators, the women representatives are in fact Members of Parliament (MPs) just like the members representing the Constituencies and those in the Senate. It appears that they ...

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Kenyans stand with Janet Kanini, Anjlee Gadhvi in solidarity against cancer

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On October 7, Janet Kanini Ikua broke news to the world that she had been diagnosed as having stage four lung cancer. Despite the revelation being a tear-jerker, many people have commended the suave TV presenter and storyteller for her strength in trying times. Ikua said she was diagnosed in September and it came as a surprise that the outcome ...

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Kenya Union of Journalists, NCCK condemn ‘anti-media law’ threatening to sue

President Uhuru Kenyatta signs the 2014 Value Added Tax (VAT) and Pubilc Finance Management ammendment Acts into law at State House, Nairobi. Looking on from left is   Solicitor General Njee Muturi, Clerk of the National Assembly Justin Bundi, Cabinet Secretary National Treasury Henry Rotich, Majority Leader Aden Duale and Speaker of National Assembly Justin Muturi.

The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) and the Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ) have condemned Parliament’s passing of the Powers and Privileges of Parliament Bill 2014. In a statement on Thursday, NCCK General Secretary Rev. Canon Peter Karanja said that by passing the Bill, parliamentarians had clearly stated their position on where they stand on matters of accountability. ...

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Where do County Governments get their Money?

By George Githinji For counties to run, they need resources and knowing the source of these resources is crucial to know how to run a county. Political analyst George Githinji shares the sources of these revenues. They are; Local Revenue Article 209 (3) of the Constitution empowers the counties to impose two types of taxes and charges, that is, property ...

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Makueni County Government procures certified seeds for farmers

Makueni County Government has procured 34.6 metric tonnes of assorted seeds valued at Sh7M to be distributed to farmers across the county before the onset of the expected El Nino rains. Out of the total, seeds worthy Sh2.4M will be dispersed to Kilili/Nzaui ward residents as a project under the 2015/2016 budget while the rest will be shared among the ...

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Makueni County Assembly wants County Government to hire a resident pathologist

  Members of the Makueni County Assembly (MCAs) want the Department of Health to hire a resident pathologist to serve at the County Referral Hospital. In a motion tabled by MCA for Kitise / Kithuki ward Julius Mwalali on Thursday, the assembly argued that a resident pathologist would enable residents of Makueni to obtain postmortem services at a subsidized fee ...

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Maseno University administration block razed down

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Kenya is perpetually in electioneering mode and the unfortunate events at Maseno University early Thursday morning can prove this. It is alleged that Maseno University students descended on the institution’s administration block and burnt it down. This was in defiance of what has been termed as a case of the administration’s interference with student elections and missing marks for a ...

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Hiring of ‘fake’ executive returns to haunt Nakuru county

The process in which the county government of Nakuru hired a County Executive Committee (CEC) member who was allegedly unqualified for his post has returned to haunt the Kinuthia Mbugua led government. In his report of the financial operations of the Nakuru County Executive for the period of 1st July 2013 to June 2014, the Auditor General has questioned how ...

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