Nairobi MCAs to seek court clarification on house allowances

Nairobi MCAs will move to court for guidance if the Salaries and Renumerations Commission does not effect a 2018 Court ruling that qualifies them for the perks. Led by majority leader Abdi Hassan Guyo, the MCAs have lamented the hardship they have to go through,with what they termed as meager and discriminatory earnings. READ ALSO: MCA donates foodstuffs to residents affected by inferno The MCAs new push is pegged on the 2018 Highcourt ruling over the same in the petition No. 328 of 2016. In a motion mGuyo on Thursday,the legislators…

Uhuru receives special gifts from Magufuli

By Tobby Otum President Uhuru Kenyatta received a special gift of peacocks from his Tanzanian counterpart President John Pombe Magufuli at State House in Nairobi. The ornamental birds were delivered to the Head of State by Tanzania High Commissioner to Kenya Dr Pindi Hazara Chana who also delivered a goodwill message from President Magufuli. The birds were gifted to President Kenyatta by his host during his recent private visit to Tanzania in what President Mugufuli termed as a sign of deep respect and appreciation for the Kenyan leader. Speaking while…

CS Balala Lauds Mama Ngina drive upgrade

By Tobby Otum CThe Mama Ngina Drive in Mombasa county which is being regenerated into a waterfront and cultural district is taking shape ahead of this year’s Mashujaa Day national celebrations. Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala has lauded the progress of the work at the facility which will cost the taxpayer Sh 460 million. He said the facility is a transformation gift handed over to the coast region residents by President Uhuru Kenyatta. “The place will be a historical site where family and friends will convene and interact with visitors who will throng it,” he…

Winning the Battle Against Fake News

Fake news seems to be a perpetually hot topic. Some say that winning the war against it is a losing battle, and thanks to the internet, its scale, the geopolitical agendas, unlimited funding, and leadership failure, misinformation seems impossible to contain. However, we can easily fight fake news. The best part, in fact, is that fake news is that it’s verifiably false. There are simply no facts to back it up. Also, because it has a purpose, the information can be disputed ideally that it aims to promote a specific…

Nairobi leaders want quick investigations over brutal church killings

Leaders in Nairobi are calling for quick investigations into the killing of two worshipers in a Nairobi Church. Led by Makadara MP George Aladwa ,the leaders want authorities to investigate and give satisfactory explanation on how armed robbers on Friday morning attacked Sakina Church in Nairobi’s Makongeni area. The robbers killed two worshippers who were in the church, an incident that has left the locals hell shocked. Aladwa wants the Makadara Sub County OCPD,Makongeni OCS and the DCIO to speed up investigations. ” We want answers as soon as possible…

Why Social Media Freedom is Facilitating Easy Spread of Fake News

The World Economic Forum released a report in 2013 dubbed Digital Wildfires in a Hyperconnected World, which, among many other things noted that “digital wildfires” or digital misinformation could wreak havoc in the society. This is what the world is experiencing today; fake news. The report posited that the misuse of an open and easily accessible system and the greater danger of misguided attempts to prevent such outcomes would only serve to worsen the case. The definition of fake news varies often depending on the context. In fact, many people nowadays…

Aladwa defends betting firms,says criminalizing them will create unemployment

Makadara MP George Aladwa has come to the defense of betting firms in the country,saying that the government should come out clear on the measures against the betting industry. The legislator says that it’s the role of the government to come up with proper rules and regulations that will provide a level playing ground to all the companies. In a message posted to his various social media accounts,Aladwa said that it is important to think about the plight of the youths who will be affected . ” Sportpesa and Betin…

Nairobi’s majority leader challenges new Public Service Board to solve labor menace

By Erick Ludeya The approval of five nominees for the Nairobi County Public Service Board by the county assembly will help in fast tracking labor related challenges at the county. Majority leader Abdi Guyo has asked the nominees to speed the employment of qualified personnel in understaffed departments like health. The five who were approved are former Kakamega deputy speaker Abdihakim Mohamed who will be the chairman, Aisha Wanjiku, Sharon Mirella, Consolata Muthoni and Thomas Mweu. Guyo said that the board should also work on retirement plans for employees who…

Sonko advices youths to shun criminal life

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has called on Kenyan youths, and specifically those in Nairobi to keep off criminal activities. The Governor has urged juvenile criminal gang members in the county to stop their ways or risk painful death. Sonko said he is ready to help them transform their lives and become useful members of the society. Speaking at Dandora where he addressed  youths in an impromptu visit,Sonko said he still relates with youths because he was once in their shoes. “I was in that life but left. If I can…

shocking as Dozens of elephant carcasses found in Botswana

It’s one of the world’s last sanctuaries for African elephants. But now, Botswana says, its population of the animals will be fair game for hunters. The southern African nation, which is home to 130,000 elephants — more than anywhere else on the continent — imposed the ban in 2014 to help declining numbers recover from poaching and shrinking habitats. Late on Wednesday, Botswana’s government scrapped the ban, shrugging off criticism from some environmental groups and conservationists. It cited increasing conflict between humans and elephants, as well as the need to…