EACC to recover paid salaries and benefits from a government official

Ethics and Anti-corruption commission has moved to recover salaries and benefits that a government official has been earning while employed. Kenneth Mugo, the accised,  has been working as a Superintendent Engineer at the Ministry of Roads. EACC had discovered that Mugo used fake academic degree to  secure a job at the Ministry. He had also worked at the County Government of Kiambu, a job which he also secured using a fake certificate. At the time of being charged in December 2023, he had attained a masters and a PHD which…

Many Students stranded as treasury fail to disburse CDF

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As schools reopen, many students from disadvantages families are going to be stranded as the treasury failed to release the CDF that many constituencies use to help them fund part of their fees. Last year just before the Members of parliament went for recess there was a drama as MPs paralyzed sitting due to delay in the fund disbursement. They are now demanding the immediate release of Sh63 billion meant for the National Government-Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) by the government within seven days, failure to which they will move an…

Kenya and Spain entangled in a 1.2 billion unpaid debt

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Kenya and the kingdom of Spain are in bitter 1.2 billion debt which Kenya has been owing a Spanish company for the construction Ewaso Nyiro South Dam. The Dam was constructed ten years ago by a Spanish company called TYPSA but has since never been paid. The Spanish embassy have occasionally written to the relevant Kenyan Authorities including the treasury concerning the debt. Kenya has also confirmed that the debt is genuine and needs to be paid up. The debt issue was heavily highlighted in the Kenya Spain joint business…

How to identify fake LPG gas: EPRA reveals

Energy and Regulatory Authority (EPRA) has released ways in which Kenyans can know and differentiate authentic and counterfeited LPG gas cylinder? They include applying a soapy solution to the pipes connecting the cylinder to the stove and If there is a gas leak, bubbles will appear after applying the soap solution, indicating a potential hazard. Kenyans are also advised to buy LPG Gas only from licensed suppliers. cylinders with broken safety caps or lacking seals should not be accepted, as they may indicate potential counterfeit gas. Buyers should also confirm…

Here are the top 5 phone companies that made more money in Africa in Q3 of 2023

A recent report by Canalys, a global research firm, released on the 18th of December 2023 has revealed the top five phone companies that have had the biggest sales in the last four months of 2023. These companies have successfully managed to deploy effective marketing, navigating the complex cultural nuances to gain acceptance and brand trust. They have also achieved this partnership with local celebrities, influencers local businesses. Below are the top 5 companies; Rank Phone Company Shipments (millions) Market Share (%) 1. Transsion 8.6 48% 2. Samsung 4.6 26%…

Kenya may ban Tiktok as Parliament Receive petition

The National Assembly speaker Moses Wetangula have receive a public petition to ban tiktok, a popular social media platform. The petition which was signed by Bob Ndolo of ‘Bridge It Connect Consultancy’ states that tiktok promotes vulgar language, explicit content, offensive behavior and promotion of violence. The platform has become a sensation for many Kenyans since 2020 and continue to receive overwhelming followers every day. “My office has received a petition buy one Mr. Bob Ndolo seeking to ban tiktok in the country,” Speaker Wetangula announced in the house. “The…

KEBS Raid Eastleigh to confiscate contraband goods

There was a commotion and drama in Eastleigh Nairobi as Kenya Bureau of Standard Raided different businesses in search of contraband goods. The raid however did not go as planned as most traders got word of the raid before it happened and closed their shops. Many traders were seen trying to block the officers from carrying out the raid. In the end, two suspects were arrested and 400 different cosmetic goods confiscated. “We involved the Directorate of Criminal Investigation to help us carry out the raid,” Said KEBS CEO, Esther…

Top government officials set for 14pc salary raise

President Ruto and DP Gachagua in a past function - Photo file

Top government officials including President Ruto, Deputy President, MPs, governors and PS’s are set to receive a pay rise for the next two years starting next month. The pay rise is meant to caution them from biting inflation that has befell the country from the onset of Covid 19 leading to high cost of living, basic commodities and eroding sources of income to many Kenyans. This will be in contrast to other salaried workers and those in the informal sector who will continue to face biting cost of survival. If…