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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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‘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 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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Be honest with teachers, Nakuru priest asks government

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A Nakuru Catholic Priest has asked the government to be considerate with the teachers issue and have dialogue with them. Speaking to Kenya Monitor after celebrating mass for this year’s Form Four candidates at the Christ the King Academy in Nakuru, Fr. Stephen Nyamweya said that was the only way to solve the dispute. “The government should show some honesty. I ...

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Elgeyo Marakwet pupils cry over lost time

By Lorna Abuga. While the President maintains that he will not honor a court order and increase teachers pay, candidates in public schools are fearing they will perform poorly in their final examination this year due to lose of time. The teachers strike is in its third week after they downed their tools to demand a pay increase of 50-60 ...

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Exit POTUS, enter PONTIFF

After the visit of the President of the United States of America, Kenyans will now turn their eyes to Vatican from where its head and head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis VI will be coming for a visit. Pope Francis VI is expected to come to Kenya in November in a tour that will also see him visit Uganda. ...

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1998 Bomb blast victims eye compensation as Obama visits site

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Victims of the 1998 bomb blast at the United States Embassy on cooperative house building in Nairobi are optimistic that the visit by US President Barack Obama and his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta will bear fruit in having them compensated. The 7th August 1998 Bomb blast Victims Association Kenya Chairman George Ngige said that he was optimistic that the matter ...

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BAKE to hold training on ‘Law and Internet’ in Nakuru

The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) will hold a training on the law and internet in Nakuru next week on Saturday July 25. The training will be held at the American Corner at the Kenya National Library and is free and open to all. The workshop will cover topics such as the legal system, defamation, criminal law process, communication laws and ...

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Refund our NHIF money before negotiations, Egerton staff tell government

Egerton University staff want the government to refund all the money that was deducted from their salaries since April this year and directed to the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF). Through their Kenya University Staff Union (KUSU) leaders the staff said unless that condition is met then they will not have any negotiations with the government on the implementation of ...

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Kinuthia Mbugua hits at Mututho

The National Campaigns Against Drug Abuse (NACADA) chairman John Mututho seems to have opened a can of worms for himself after he announced over the weekend that he would vie for the Nakuru Gubernatorial seat in the general elections. Speaking to a group dubbed ‘Nakuru King Makers’ whose members communicate through a Whatsapp group with the same name the former ...

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Raila fights “analogue” tag with new website

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga is aiming to put some distance between himself and the “analogue” label with the launch of a new, spiffy website that will rebrand him as a leader with his eye on the future. Uhuru Kenyatta, Raila’s main opponent in the 2013 polls, inflicted a mortal wound on the CORD leader’s campaign by casting him as ...

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Rongai IDP’s leader happy with termination of Uhuru ICC case

A leader of the persons who were internally displaced (IDP’s) following the post election violence (PEV) of 2007/2008 and who are currently residing in Rongai, has welcomed the termination of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s case at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Robert Opiyo who is the Secretary General of the victims who got settled at the Gicheha Farm says he is ...

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Kenyans roast President Uhuru Kenyatta on twitter

Kenyans on twitter aren’t giving President Uhuru Kenyatta a break. The president made several controversial parastatal appointments on Monday and three news cycles later, some Kenyans are giving him grief about it on twitter. Those opposed to the appointments have used the hashtag #SendUhuruHome to convey their displeasure with the usual mixture of humour and acerbic wit. The only way ...

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Mungiki in the eyes of Bensouda – Part 3

According to the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Mungiki took an oath in 2007 to protect the interests of the GEMA community but to specifically “ensure that the Presidency remained within Kikuyu hands.” A pre-trial brief the office released in January this year says the oath was part of the initiation procedures that its ...

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