Nairobi will achieve its water connectivity target

Nairobi is on the right track in terms of achieving optimum levels in water connectivity and high sanitation levels. High Court advocate Karen Nyamu says that the measures put in place by the county government and the Nairobi Water Company will lead to full realization of safe, clean and reliable water flow in the city estates. Nyamu is a board member at the Nairobi Water Company while talking live on Hot 96’s morning talk show the county has this year put enough resources to help reduce the water deficit in…

Garden City, Mi Vida launch New cycling event

By Mourice Sereta  Garden City Business Park and new housing developer Mi Vida, joined forces on sunday to a  new cycling event in Nairobi dubbed, The Garden City Criterium, designed to bring together both elite and recreational cyclists and encourage more Nairobians to take up the popular sport as part of a healthy lifestyle. Speaking during the event, Chris Coulson, Garden City Managing Director, and Mi Vida CEO said that this race aims to grow the riding adventure in Nairobi. “This has been our first event to bring together cycling enthusiasts…

Kenya’s populace matures to 47.6 million people

Kenya’s population has grown by 9.9 million people over the last ten years to reach 47.6 million this year. According to the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census results presented to President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House Nairobi, the total population enumerated during the census exercise conducted in August this year was 47,564,296 persons. The results indicate that the female population which stands at 24,014,716 accounts for 50.5 percent of the total population while the male population is 23,548,056 persons. The 2019 census report, presented to the Head of…

Top city lawyers, police officers and former City Council officials on the spotlight over dubious land sale

Cartels in Sh280 million land scam unmasked Intrigues detailing how Proland Ltd Company entered into a deal with some officials at City Hall to irregularly award the firm Sh 280 million in a leasehold agreement have emerged. The company, which was blasted by Governor Mike Sonko on Wednesday for colluding with police officers and the judiciary to defraud the County, has been getting into questionable deals that have seen millions of money lost. It has now emerged that the company entered into leasehold sell agreement with the defunct Nairobi City…

High Court Advocate calls for National Cancer Census

High Court Advocate Karen Nyamu has called on the government to carry out a National Cancer Census immediately and consequently declare it a national disaster. Karen who is also a board member of the Nairobi Water Company has urged Health CS Cecil Kariuki to quickly institute plans that will see cancer statistics updated, arguing that the current stats are six years old. “The cancer statistics available are 6 years old and they indicate that cancer accounts for 7% of overall mortality rate.We know the prevalence has multiplied,” Karen said. She…

Slum dwellers receive boost to kick-start career in hospitality

Kenya Wines Agencies Limited (KWAL) has graduated the first class of their Inua programme that seeks to train under privileged slum dwellers in applicable skills that they can use to source for employment. The trainees underwent two week training on bar management Hospitality and mixology. Speaking during the graduation KWAL managing Director, Linah Githuka said that the training covers only those critical skills that are needed to work in the hospitality industry. “Inua is KWALs social impact programme geared towards up skilling the youth through training in essential practical and…

Waititu Dares Nyoro to Fire and Hire County Executives

Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu has said that deputy governor James Nyoro wasn’t given executive power  by the Judiciary. In an interview with Newsline,Waititu says that Judge Onesmus Makau adjourned the hearing of the petition for 30 days waiting the decision of judge Korir. “The media was mislead by few character Nyoro was given 30 days to file any petition,”Waititu said adding that the case will be heard on 18th November.   A Court document obtained by Newsline,Judge states that ” In view of the Judicial policy cited by the applicant…

Dandora dumpsite: The Transformation of the city’s neglected public spaces

In Nairobi’s highly concentrated, low income areas a free, open community park is an unusual sight. This lack of public space inspired Evans Otieno, the manager of Believers Garden, to make a change. He says, “You’ll find it’s very rare to find a garden that the government has just made for [people] to go and rest. So that is when we decided we are not going to wait for the government to come, because I know for sure they won’t do that, but we are going to be that change…

Its Sh378bn for Counties as President Uhuru signs into law revenue bill

By Tobby Otum President Uhuru Kenyatta has assented to the Division of Revenue Bill 2019 and called on Counties to prioritize settlement of pending bills. The Head of State said he has signed into law the Division of Revenue Bill 2019 to pave way for the release of funds to counties. He said the new law allocates Shs 378.1 billion to county governments for the 2019/20 financial year. ‘’Out of the total allocation, Shs 316.5 billion is the equitable share of national revenue while Shs 61.6 billion is for conditional allocations to…

Talanta Mtaani Second edition Kicks off

The second edition of Wanyonyi Junior tournament dubbed Talanta Mtaani sponsored by international sports journalist Dennis Wanyonyi continued to register different results at Vuyika -Kabras ground, Matete Sub-county in Kakamega county. In a match played on Saturday, M360 under the stewardship of Martin Luvisia thrashed Matete United 3-0, while Muhomo outplayed neighbors Kiliboti with a similar scoreline. On Sunday, Marukusi were held to a barren draw by Makuche at Marukusi. The tournament which attracted more than twenty teams from various sub-locations within Chevaywa ward is meant to nature talent among…