Cabinet Approves Sh10B For Fresh Elections

The Cabinet has approved a budget of Sh10 billion for President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA chief Raila Odinga’s repeat election.

The allocation was based on a proposed budget submitted by IEBC.

The proposal followed a petition whose verdict included the cancellation of Uhuru’s win and a fresh election in 60 days.

The September 1 decision sent shockwaves through the country and beyond as it was the first of its kind concerning an African president.

The Cabinet which is chaired by the President, has also approved Sh25 billion for free day secondary education.

Uhuru said on Thursday that the government is fully committed to providing this by January 1, 2018.

He said requisite infrastructure will be provided through government initiatives that will lead to 100 per cent transition from primary to secondary school.

The cabinet said that next year, the form one intake will cater for 1,003,552 learners sitting their KCPE this year. Of this, 903,200 will join public schools and 100,322 private ones.

“The budget allocation will cater for an anticipated influx of leaders into public schools at the dawn of free day secondary education,” he said.

The Cabinet also approved an allocation of Sh6.5 billion for the enhanced Inua Jamii programme, under which all Kenyans aged 70 and above are entitled to a stipend.

Some Sh4.2 billion will be given for the African Nations Championships (CHAN), one in a growing list of events Kenya has bid for to showcase talent and tourism destinations.

An amount of Sh1.9 billion will settle people who were internally displaced during the 2007/8 post-election violence.

The Cabinet has agreed to rationalise government allocations to development projects funded fully using locally raised revenues. It will also curtail aspects of expenditure not seen as priorities to meet new obligations.

-The Star

SO SAD: Late Nderitu Gachagwa’s Grandson Mauled To Death By Stray Dogs In Nyeri

A two-year-old grandson of the late Nyeri governor Nderitu Gachagua, has been mauled by a pack of six dogs along Ring Road Estate near Nyeri town.

The two-year-old boy was playing at the home of the late governor when the dogs from a neighbour sneaked through the live-fenced- home and seriously attacked him around 11.30am on Thursday.

He was rushed at Outspan Hospital where he died while undergoing treatment.

The widow of the late governor Margaret Karungaru also sustained minor injuries as she tried to rescue the minor from the canines.

Neighbors who arrived at the scene upon hearing screams and helped to drive off the dogs.

Nyeri deputy governor Mutahi Kahiga who arrived at the scene immediately said police have taken over the matter but pointed that there was sense negligence by the owner.

PATANISHO: Weno Niko Tayari Kuwa Mke Wa pili Au Watatu Bora Niwe Naye

Irene aliomba apatanishwe na Joseph aliyekuwa bwanake mwenye umri wa miaka 35.

“Tuliachana na bwanangu miaka mitano iliyopita lakini nilianza kwenda maombi na baada ya hapo nilianza kumpenda kwani nilielezwa kuwa ilikuwa mambo ya kichawi na kuwa nilikuwa nimefungwa eti nisimuone kama mtu.” Alieleza Irene ambaye ana umri wa miaka 29 huku akidai yuko tayari kuwa mke wa Joseph hata kama ni mke wa pili au wa tatu.

PATANISHO: Nililala Na Mpenzi Wa Ndugu Yangu Nikiwa Mlevi

Wawili hao wamejaliwa na mtoto mmoja huku mwanadada akidai kuwa aliskia fununu kuwa aliyekuwa bwanake tayari amepata jiko.

“Nilimtafuta mimi kama miaka mitano hivi nampa kila kitu na pia yeye anajua kwani hadi fedha nilikuwa nampa. Sasa nikagundua kuwa kazi yake ni kupenda tu pesa. Kwa hivyo awache kunipeleka kwa redio kwani yeye ndiye aliyetoweka bila sababu sio mimi.” Alijieleza Joseph akidai kuwa hakuna uwezekano wa hao wawili kurudiana kabla ya kudai kuwa tayari amepata mke mwingine.

PATANISHO: Mke Wangu Ana Wivu Wa Mapenzi Hataki Nizungumze Na Wanawake

Pata uhondo kamili.

Dagoretti High School Student Arrested Over Murder After Beating Colleague To Death

A form three student at Dagorreti High School in Nairobi has been arrested over murder after a fellow student he fought with died in hospital. The students had fought in school last week when the assailant hit and injured the deceased in the head.

The injured student was taken to hospital where he passed on yesterday. This prompted police who had been informed of the assault to take action and arrest him. He is expected to be arraigned today with murder charges.

Meanwhile, a suspected thug was last night shot dead by police in a botched robbery incident along Outering Road, Nairobi and a pistol found on him.

The suspect is said to have been in the company of three others and had been attacking and robbing pedestrians along Mumias Road junction when an alarm was raised. Police say the other accomplices managed to escape on foot.

The slain man was found with several stolen property as the body was moved to the mortuary.

-Cyrus Ombati

Nakuru County To Hire 300 New Nurses To Replace Striking Ones

Nakuru County government will from next week hire over 300 nurses on contract in a bid to replace the ones that are currently on strike.

With the strike entering the fourth month, the county said that it would not seat back and watch as patients mainly in rural areas continue to suffer.

This came as Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui issued a warning to the striking nurses saying that they should return to their workplace or face the sack.

He said that a task force he formed was addressing the grievances of the nurses and the working conditions in the county adding that its recommendations would be implemented.

Speaking to the press after visiting Naivasha sub-county hospital, Kinyanjui said that the process of hiring the nurses had kicked off.

He admitted that the ongoing strike had taken its toll on health services adding that his government was ready to talk to the nurses and their leaders.

“We shall be advertising for the positions of 300 nurses in the county in the coming days as we continue to engage those on strike in negotiations,” he said.

-Anthony Gitonga

 

NASA Coalition Has No Evidence Uhuru Used State Resources To Campaign – CJ Maraga

NASA did not provide sufficient evidence to show President Uhuru Kenyatta broke the law by using state resources during his re-election campaign.

Chief Justice David Maraga said this at the Supreme Court on Wednesday while reading the full ruling on Opposition chief Raila Odinga’s petition.

Maraga, who is Supreme Court president, said the evidence they have is inconclusive.

“In response to those allegations, we are unable to deal with that in the absence of any evidence. The petitioners have not proved their case in the required standard.”

The CJ also addressed the petitioner’s claims that Cabinet Secretaries publicly asked Kenyans to vote for Jubilee.

NASA claimed ICT CS Joe Mucheru told an interview he was at liberty to campaign for Jubilee. Water minister Eugene Wamalwa, who is on record saying this, and Tourism’s Najib Balala were also mentioned.

“We cannot afford to lock our eyes to the President who had no benefit to bring his thoughts into this. Let the matter be addressed in the right proceedings,” Maraga said.

“We note that in rendering advisory opinions, this court stated that the High Court has been given the powers to interpret the constitution.”

-The Star

Siaya Governor, Cornel Rasanga Appoints Oburu Oginga’s Son To Siaya Cabinet

Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga has appointed Oburu Oginga’s son to the County Executive Committee.

Jaoko Oburu, who was the Governor’s economic adviser, has been named the Tourism executive.

The appointment of the son of the former Nominated MP awaits vetting and approval by the county assembly.

Rasanga, who sacked the previous Cabinet, has also appointed former Governors chief officer Joseph Ogutu as Finance executive.

George Rubik, who lost his bid for speaker, has been appointed water representative.

Other appointments include Nicholas Kut (Agriculture), Elizabeth Odhiambo (Enterprise and Energy), Adrian Ouma (Physical Planning) and Dorothy Owino (Health).

Rasanga also picked Mary Omondi (Education), George Amenya (Roads) and Dalmas Wahkla (Public Service).

The Governor officially opened the second session of the assembly on Wednesday, his key message being the changes will enhance service delivery.

-The Star|ERIC OLOO

PATANISHO: Nililala Na Mpenzi Wa Ndugu Yangu Nikiwa Mlevi

Edwin aliwashangaza wengi alipotuma ujumbe akitaka apatanishwe na nduguye, Felix ambaye alilala na bibi yake akiwa amelewa chakari.

“Sasa ndugu yangu Felix alikuwa na msichana ambaye sio bibi yake lakini mpenzi wake na walikuwa wamejuana kwa mwezi mmoja. Sasa kuna wakati walikuwa wanataka kwenda Bungoma kwetu nyumbani na Felix alikuwa Mombasa lakini mwanadada alikuwa Nairobi.

PATANISHO: Bwanangu Alikuwa Anashiriki Ngono Na Mboch

Hapo Felix alimueleza atangulie safarini kwani angekuja amchukue kwangu Nakuru. Sasa mwanadada alifika saa tatu usiku na hiyo siku ilikuwa Jumamosi na nilikuwa nimelewa, alipokuja nikampokea vizuri. Sasa alipokula akanieleza kuwa pia yeye hunywa pombe na akanieleza nimwekee. Sasa nikamueleza atakapolala ikifika wakati wa kulala.

Alikuja kwa chumba changu na tukalala lakini sikumbuki tukifanya chochote kwani asubuhi nikiamka alikuwa kando yangu. Felix alikuja kesho yake kama saa tisa na wakaanza safari mda wa saa moja. Baada ya wiki tatu hivi ndugu yangu alinipigia akidai kuwa tunafaa kuzungumza kwani mpenzi wake alimueleza kuwa nililala naye.” Alijieleza Edwin akidai kisa hicho kilitokea mwezi mmoja uliopita.

TUNDA LA SUMU: Mwanaume ‘Akwama’ Akishiriki Ngono Na Shemejiye Mjini Nakuru

Alipopigiwa simu Felix, “Huyu jamaa nilikuwa nasafiri kwenda Bungoma na mpenzi wangu alikuwa Nakuru na nikamueleza apitie kwa ndugu yangu Nairobi na sijui nini ilitokea. Huyu msichana akazusha akidai vile walilala na ndugu yangu. Sasa tulikosania mambo ya nyumba na akaropokwa sasa nilimpiga sana na tukaachana.” Alijieleza.

Pata uhondo kamili.

 

 

Kitale Man Beaten To Death For Sleeping With Neighbour’s wife

A man was on Tuesday beaten to death in Kitale after he was allegedly found sleeping with his neighbour’s wife.

Kelvin Keruba, 31, was found unconscious outside the neighbors’ house by his brother Evans Keruba who called the police.

Trans Nzoia West OCPD Jackson Mwenga said the victim was accosted by John Barasa at midnight.

“He claimed the man was sleeping with his wife Mary Njeri in his house at Tuwan village, Saboti sub-county.”

The police said that Keruba was rushed to Mt Elgon Hospital where he succumbed to the injuries.

Jane Wanyama, one of the neighbors, said they heard screams coming from the house but feared to get out.

“It was only in the morning when we got the shocking news,” she said.

The OCPD said the man was beaten in the head with a blunt object.

“Barasa and his wife have since gone into hiding and police have launched investigations into the incident,” Mwenga said.

-The Star|CORAZON WAFULA