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Rent tribunal appointment is finally gazetted

NAIROBI, KENYA: Tourism Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie’s appointment of the Business Premises Rent Tribunal chairman has finally been gazetted after a six-month delay. Tourism Secretary Phyllis Kandie Although Kandie appointed Dennis Silas Mbichi Mboroki on July 8, last year, the Attorney General’s office delayed the gazettement, leading to an outcry from industry players. ...

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Kenya: Governors in plan to take over Nacada

Kenya: The national drug control agency, now being investigated over fraud, is in more trouble with governors planning to take over most of its functions and cutting off its financial lifeline. Nairobi governor Evans Kidero Nairobi County has prepared its own parallel but similar alcohol control regulations to run alongside the Mututho laws, which could now have consumers, retailers, distributers and manufacturers answering to multiple authorities. On Monday, the Nairobi County Government in a notice in a local daily gave the public until Monday next week to present their views on a proposed alcohol control Bill for the city. ...

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Transport Principal Secretary Nduva Muli to face House team over rail saga

Transport Principal Secretary Nduva Muli returns to Parliament this morning to face the Public Investment Committee (PIC) over the controversial multi-billion shilling Standard Gauge Railway (SGR). Transport Principal Secretary Nduva Muli Muli has been invited, this time in his capacity as the former managing director of Kenya Railway, to shed more light on the tendering process of the project whose exact cost is subject to a probe. Yesterday, Nduva’s predecessor in the ministry, Cyrus Njiru, failed to turn up before the Adan Keynan-led team, forcing the chairman to order the clerk to invite him to appear next week. ...

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President Uhuru Kenyatta launches Sh12b welfare programme

Kenya: President Uhuru Kenyatta Tuesday launched a Sh12 billion social welfare programme to benefit the poor and the disabled. ...

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Police seized ‘key items from mosque’

Mombasa, Kenya: Police in Mombasa say it may take them two months to sift through the treasure trove of information seized from the controversial Musa Mosque after Sunday’s violent clashes. Jamia Mosque officials from left Ibrahim Ahmed, Sheikh Farouk Adam and Sheikh Ibrahim Lethome during a press conference at the facility in Nairobi Tuesday. PHOTO: MBUGUA KIBERA/STANDARD Sources told The Standard investigators are sifting through documents and analysing electronic information seized from militants after the deadly clashes with a group reportedly attending a jihadist convention...

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Alarm as civil servants in counties miss pay

Kenya: A showdown looms between civil servants and county czars over payment of salaries. ...

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Malaria tests substandard

Malaria tests in the country are substandard; as a result some patients are diagnosed with the disease when in fact they are negative while others are diagnosed negative when in fact they have the disease. Reports from the health ministry show the quality of malaria testing in the country stands at 55%. ...

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