SONKO WOES PERSISTS AS ACTING COUNTY SECRETARY TAKES MANTLE

Acting county secretary leboo ole morintat during cabinet meeting Cityhall  photo/Samson wire By Samson wire Things have not been rosy at the county 047 after the county boss was barred by the courts from stepping into his office by the charges from DPP. The embattled Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko was arraigned in Court and Charged with Nineteen Counts by DPP over 357million corruption related cases. Operations at City hall has been slow which skeptics alluding to the fact there has been power vacuum created after The Charges bared Sonko from…

Sonko honored yet again in World Humanitarian Awards,2019

By J.Papanoo. Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has yet again bagged another international award owing to his efforts to make the world a better place. Sonko was given the prestigious World Peace Messenger award by the World Peace and Diplomacy Organization in Los Angeles, USA at a colorful event that also saw Kenyan Betty Adera awarded as a Humanitarian and Global icon. The honorary position means that Sonko is now entitled to the confidence and trust of members of the US based organisation, and will join the rest of African appointees…

Ireland hosts education fair in Kenya

Irish Ambassador to Kenya Fionnuala Quinlan By Dennis Muruitu Irish embassy hosted an Education Fair in Kenya to highlight education opportunities and programmes that are available in Ireland across various disciplines. The event brought together students, parents, teachers, education agents, educational institutions and the Irish Embassy to showcase the benefits of studying in Ireland. Ireland has a centuries-old tradition of educational excellence, a tradition they are proud of and committed to maintaining. Today, graduates from Irish universities are welcome by employers in every industry and in every corner of the…

How anti Sonko Headlines were stage managed

By Correspondent On Wednesday at around 2:45pm, a famous ousted politician from the Nairobi County Assembly called four journalists based at and accredited to cover the county assembly. They were picked from assembly premises and preceded to a meeting where they met one senior official from EACC and other two lawyers with instructions to have some malicious story published. The story was already written and saved in flash-disks. They contacted their editors. But before that, other four journalists from electronic media (TV stations) arrived too. The scribes were taken, step…

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…

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…

Taxpayers lose Ksh 100 million yearly to rogue connection – Ketraco.

The country is losing over Sh100 million every year to unscrupulous business people  who are conducting illegal  power connections to unsuspecting Kenyans. And the amount could be even much higher according to Ketraco Managing Director Fernandez Barasa who says if all cases are reported, the losses will be worse. “We have reported over 100 cases of rogue power connection and vandalism in the last six month,” Barasa said Barasa who spoke to Journalists in Nairobi said the ever skyrocketing cases of rogue connections and vandalism has prompted the management to…