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…

Athi Water gets a new look in bid to provide better services

Athi Water Services has re branded to Athi Water Works Development Agency in a bid to re-engineer the firm to efficiently deliver its services. This comes after the renaming of the agency under the 2016 water Act from Athi water services board to Athi water works development agency. The new look sets the future outlook of AWWDA in fulfillment of the constitutional rights and the Water Act obligations to clean and safe water. The launch comes in at a time when the government is focusing on ensuring all citizens have…

First Lady takes Beyond Zero Medical Safari to Nyandarua County

By Tobby Otum First Lady Margaret Kenyatta takes Beyond Zero Medical Safari to Nyandarua County with a visit to Engineer town in Nyandarua County to officially launch the 4th Beyond Zero Medical Safari tomorrow (today). The official launch of the three-day medical drive which kicked off today with the registration, assessment and screening of patients, will take place at Engineer Stadium. Among the organizations participating in the medical safari are the Beth Mugo Cancer Foundation and Women for Cancer which will provide free screening for breast, cervical and prostate cancer.…

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…

Nyamu hails sports progress in Nairobi,says new stadia will improve football

Karen Nyamu,is not a new name to Nairobi Households. The Highcourt advocate made headlines when she contested the Nairobi Woman Representative seat back in 2017. She was not successful but has remained active in leadership forums and activities across the county. What stands out is her magnificent love for sports,talent development and education in the society. Over the weekend,she stole the show when she graced the Kothbiro finals at Ziwani Sports Ground,where she chucked out Sh 50,000 to appreciate teams that made it to the last four. Kingston FC from…

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…

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…

Greenpeace: 2019-20 Budget Fails to Cater For Kenyan’s Electricity Needs

Responding to the budget speech by Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich, Greenpeace Africa’s Senior Campaign Manager, Renee Olende has said: “The Ministry of Energy has failed Kenyans yet again. The budget has a narrow focus; catering for manufacturers will not ensure adequate accessibility and efficient supply of electricity to urban, peri-urban and rural communities. Approximately 40% of Kenya’s population has access to electricity, in contrast, only 15% of rural inhabitants benefit from electricity supply. Even in urban areas,  the quality of power is low and supply is unreliable. “Kenya’s renewable…

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…