Reprieve for Embu County as High Court Directs Resumption of Infrastructure projects

The high court in Embu has dismissed a petition seeking to stall the county infrastructure projects worth over Kshs 600 million. In a ruling last week, high court judge Lady Justice Lucy Njuguna dismissed the petition with costs ruling that the Embu County Government would have been greatly prejudiced because stalling the implementation of the county budget for the financial year 2020-2021 would mean the funds meant for development of infrastructure would have been returned to the national treasury. “This court has noted that the applicants also failed to comply…

Embu County Seeks Kshs 1.5 B For Nutritional Improvement

Embu County seeks 1.5Billion through the developed County Nutrition Action Plan (CNAP) – 2020/2025 for Nutrition improvement within the next 5 years This comes after the Kenya Demographic Health survey conducted by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics which revealed that 26.8% children under five years suffer from stunted growth, 11% are underweight while 3% are wasted. Speaking in a meeting with members of county assembly. Embu deputy Governor who is also the acting county executive Committee member for health, David Kariuki said that the department is seeking funds to…

City Hall to work with MPs in improving education standards in the city

Nairobi City County Deputy Govenor Ann Kananu has promised to work with all the 17 MPs and the national government to upgrade learning facilities in the county. While recognising that education is not entirely devolved, Ms Kananu noted that it paramount for all stakeholders to work together to secure the future of thousands of students at various level of learning. ” We have a role to play in building enough and quality ECDE centres in all our schools , building more technical and vocational training institutions even as we support…

KENYA LAGS BEHIND REST OF WORLD IN CUTTING DEATHS FROM SMOKING

Kenya is falling behind the rest of the world in the battle to save the lives of millions of smokers, the Campaign for Safer Alternatives (CASA) warns today. A new report from Europe shows leading international health bodies, including the World Health Organization (WHO), are endorsing innovative alternatives to tobacco, such as e-cigarettes and nicotine pouches. Kenya’s lack of support for tobacco harm reduction products (THRs) is effectively a death sentence for many, says CASA chairman Joseph Magero. “If we are serious about reducing the 30,000 tobacco-related deaths in Kenya…

Job Scammers on the rise, Embu County raises concerns

The Embu County Public Service Board has raised the red flag over a fake jobs scam targeting members of the public. In an advisory to the public, board Chairman Alfred Kamau cautioned job seekers to be wary of a clique of unscrupulous individuals extorting cash with promises of securing jobs at the devolved unit. “The clique of scammers often pose as brokers or employees of the Embu County Public Service Board”, the Chairman said. Lately, the scammers have taken advantage of joblessness to deceive the job seekers that they can secure…

Shun Divisive Politics, Mutua Tells Political Leaders

Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader and presidential aspirant Dr Alfred Mutua has called on the people of Mt. Kenya region to remain united ahead of the general election. Dr Mutua said the region has witnessed incidents of political activities that could fan animosity and divide the community. “The political rhetoric and chest thumping that we have witnessed in parts of this region in the recent past is not good for the people,” Mutua said. He added that there are political leaders who are taking advantage of the fact that President…

I am not a troubled man-Sonko responds to the Standard 

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has laughed off an article in one of the dailies describing his current political life as empty and weary. He has also clarified that his political career was not built on flamboyance but by the grace of God and his own good deeds. He termed the article titled “Badi, graft case spoiling party for once flashy Sonko,’’ as wishful thinking that will never see the light of the day. “I am not a troubled man but I know I have challenges which I have to handle…

realme C15: The first 6000mAh with AI Quad Camera smartphone to be launched in Kenya

realme C15  massive battery supports 46 hours of continuous calls or 28 hours of YouTube watching, with an average standby time of up to 57 days. Key specs 6000mAh with 57 days standby capacity  C series with AI Quad Camera 18W Quick Charge Super Nightscape The smartphone market seems to be headed for greater heights given the magnitude of the new products being launched in Kenya including some by the world’s fastest-growing smartphone brand, realme. realme has so far created a full product portfolio of smartphones- from entry-level all-rounders C…

Sonko warns NMS against blackmail over dispute

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has asked Nairobi Metropolitan Service Director General Mohamed Badi to stop blackmailing the county over the ongoing talks to fix wrangles on the transferred functions. The Governor wants the NMS boss to the office of the Artoney General which is leading talks to iron out contested issues in the Deed of Transfer of functions. Though his spokesperson Ben Mulwa, he argues that it is wrong for Badi to continue criticizing the county for allegedly frustrating the NMS yet the AG is yet to give his verdict…