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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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Kenyans divided as pressure mounts for Waiguru to resign

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Kenya is a country where every day is an intrigue. When the calls for Devolution CS Anne Waiguru were made that she resigns, there has been a lot going in the blogosphere and on social media that cannot go without mention. For starters, many people-especially women leaders- feel that the CS is being targeted unfairly for her ‘exemplary’ performance in ...

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Governor Joho Challenges Mombasa Youth to take up opportunities

Governor Joho and other Mombasa leaders walk with  President Kenyatta through the streets of old town. (facebook.com/myuhurukenyatta)

By Davis Mwandawiro Youth in Mombasa are being challenged to take up opportunities shun crime, radicalisation and drug abuse. This call was made by Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho during the launch of the National Youth Service programmes in Mombasa by president Uhuru Kenyatta. During his speech, Mr. Hassan Joho condemned the rise of petty crime in the region “There ...

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Kenyans feel Mutahi Ngunyi apology insufficient

Mutahi Ngunyi. Photo courtesy of softkenya.com

Mutahi Ngunyi has made an apology for making disparaging comments on the luo ethnic community and some specific individuals like the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) CEO Apollo Mboya and Raila Odinga   I apologize to the LUO NATION unreservedly. No harm INTENDED. I am a product of Luo SCHOLARS whom I RESPECT immensely. I eat the HUMBLE PIE. — ...

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Nakuru PWD’s accuse government of sidelining them in NYS jobs

By Lorna Abuga. Persons living with disabilities (PWD’s) in Nakuru County feel sidelined in the ongoing community projects in which the government is engaging youth through the National Youth Service (NYS) programme. The NYS community projects include road construction, dam construction, upgrading of slums and agribusiness training and were launched in the county about a month ago. Peter Maritim who ...

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Ambitious NYS restructuring program pillars for success revealed

Even as concerns over alleged corruption at the National Youth Service (NYS) continue to dog the devolution and planning ministry, documents with Kenya Monitor reveal that the institution plans ambitious restructuring that will see it not only become a money making public institution but also provide credit (loans) to members. The plan is premised on four pillars; 1. Paramilitary training ...

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Moses Kuria incites his constituents to violence

Moses Kuria

From his days as a Jubilee strategist, Moses Kuria’s rise to notoriety is a matter of public knowledge. He was in and out of court last year, charged with incitement to violence, hate speech and fanning ethnic hatred through comments on his social media accounts. Things got to a head when the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and National Cohesion ...

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Mixed reactions greet slum upgrading program in Mukuru kwa Njenga

The face of Mukuru kwa Njenga informal settlement is gradually changing to a better place from insecurity related issues, poor sanitation to youth and women employment. This new developments can be greatly attributed to absorption of many youths/women into the National Youth Service (NYS) programme of cleaning the slum. According to area chief of Mukuru kwa Njenga, this new project ...

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