Soko Maize flour cleared by Kiambu County’s Public Health office

Kiambu County’s Public Health officials have cleared Soko Maize flour after official test results revealed that the product complied with allowable aflatoxin parameters. The clearance now means Soko Maize Meal can now trade freely in any outlets- e.g. Supermarkets, Distributors, Wholesalers, Retail shops, Hotels, Closed and open markets and Schools in the country. “Refer to the visit by Kiambu County Public Health Officials to your factory on 16th November 2019. Following the issuance of circular (KCG/CDH/VOL.1/39 dated 11th November 2019) to Sub County Public Health Officers (SCPHOs) – Kiambu County. As a way…

Price of Bottled water to go up by Sh 7 per litre

Kenyans are set for tough times ahead following the move by the taxman to impose Excisable Goods Management System (EGMS) stamp that will increase water prices by up to Ksh. 100 per 20m litre refil The Water Bottlers Association of Kenya (WBAK) pointed out that the price of bottled water is expected to increase by an average Ksh.7 per litre as the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) moves to implement new excise taxes on the non-alcoholic beverage from Wednesday next week. WBAK chairperson Henry Kabogo said the new excise tax will…

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…

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…

Women lobby push for implementation of 2016 Act to enable women own matrimonial land

Women have called on the government to move with speed and equip local communities living in group ranches and community land with accurate and open information relating to compliance of the parcels of land to avoid misinformation, exploitation and extortion of these communities. Speaking during the International Day of Rural Women which seeks to celebrate and honour the role of rural women by recognizing their importance in enhancing agricultural and rural development, Jennifer Kasana Groots Member from Laikipia pointed out that women have been left out in the land matter…

Kenya joins over 70 Countries Worldwide for the Breast Cancer Campaign

(L) Jerim Otieno UAP Old Mutual Group Managing Director Life Business with Joyce Gikunda Founder Lintons Beauty and Mario Lazzaroni Estee Lauder Country Manager Sub-Sahara Africa look at their partnership agreement for Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign     UAP Old Mutual and The Estée Lauder Companies have partnered for the month of October to raise awareness on Breast Cancer. The partnership will see the UAP Old Mutual Tower light up in Pink for the whole month of October as well as support the campaign by the Estee Lauder Companies to encourage people…

Tax agents charged for aiding tax evasion

Three tax agents were today charged at a Mombasa court for aiding two companies to fraudulently reduce their Value Added Tax (VAT). The two were charged alongside directors of the two companies. The tax agents from Ogot &Associates, together with directors of Gaab Transporters Limited and Samumu Construction Services were charged with several counts in two separate cases. They appeared before Mombasa Senior Resident Magistrate Christine Ogweno. In one of the cases, the accused persons, Mohamed Moalin Mohamed, a director of Gaab Transporters Limited as well as Wilson Ogot Owera,…

Court rules now Daughters can marry their fathers

A controversial Bill passed allows men to marry daughters, draws flak from other nations? Iran Parliamentarians have moved a bill in order to protect the rights of children which includes a clause that lets a man marry his own adopted daughter considering the fact that she is 13 years old. However, activists of the country have expressed alarm that the bill sanctioned by parliament, gives an opportunity for the caretaker of a family to marry his or her adopted child if a court orders it is in the best interests…

KRA wins case against Dubai firm seeking to stop collection of KShs 2.3 billion tax debts

The High Court in Nairobi has ruled in favour of KRA in a case filed by a Dubai based company seeking orders to stop KRA from collecting KShs 2.3 billion in tax debts from its affiliate company registered and operating in Kenya. Justice Pauline Nyamweya on 23rd September 2019 ruled in favour of KRA and struck out a Judicial Review filed on 28th July 2018 by   United Arab Emirates registered firm, Suzan General Trading JLT. Suzan General Trading JLT had sought among others an order to stop KRA from enforcing the warrants…

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…