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MP Moses Kuria at it again: Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, mostly known for hitting news headlines for wrong reasons, is at it once again. The controversial lawmaker is in the eye of a storm after he allegedly called on the government to “assassinate” Cord leader Raila Odinga because he is a “threat to the nation”. He made the sensational remarks yesterday evening at a thanksgiving rally of a vernacular station radio presenter held at the Kasarani Indoor Stadium in Nairobi. A one-minute video of his remarks made in the Gikuyu language has since gone viral on social media with most Kenyan users calling for his arrest over the utterances. Police say they are already investigating the incident with an analysis of the video to establish any offences while the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has summoned Mr Kuria alongside Bahati MP Kimani Ngujiri for interrogation following their remarks over the weekend.

NCIC mulls annulment of Kuria’s bail: The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has summoned Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and his Bahati counterpart Kimani Ngunjiri over alleged incitement to violence remarks even as the Ole Kaparo led commission considers annulling bail terms given to the controversial lawmaker. Mr Kuria is at the heart of fresh storm over hate speech after being captured in a video calling for the assassination of Cord leader Raila Odinga with NCIC now warning that the rising cases of ethnic profiling could plunge the country into chaos worse than those witnessed in 2007/2008. “Utterances by Moses Kuria have gone beyond baiting and priming. They must be dealt with accordingly as he could stir up ethnic animosity,” Mr Kaparo said as he addressed a press conference today morning. He said the commission may be forced to write to the courts to cancel bail for the Gatundu South MP who is already facing three counts of incitement to violence, hate speech and fanning ethnic hatred.

School calendar changes not to blame for student unrests: Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has dismissed claims that the wave of unrest in schools is the result of his decision to extend the second term. Dr Matiang’i said the rules were introduced recently and therefore cannot be blamed for student strikes. The Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) has attributed the unrest to the extension of the second term and shortened holidays. Knut Secretary-General Wilson Sossion said it is unreasonable for the Ministry of Education to keep students in school from May to late October with a break of only two weeks. “The burning of schools is a reaction from students all over the country and ought to be addressed as a matter of urgency,” Mr Sossion said.

World Bank to fund Sh111 billion worth of transformative projects in Kenya: The World Bank is set to embark on a Sh111 billion initiative aimed at funding transformative projects in the country.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday said that the money will be used to provide solar energy to households, public institutions such as health centres and educational institutions. He noted that the initative will mainly focus on transforming Kenya’s Arid and Semi-Arid areas.

“The project is expected to generate employment for youth through operations and maintenance that would be required of solar systems. The counties involved are Mandera, Turkana, Marsabit, Wajir, Garissa, Isiolo, West Pokot, Samburu, Lamu, Tana River, Narok, Kwale, Kilifi, and Tana River,” he added.

Esipisu also stated that a project to increase the agricultural productivity of farmers in the area will be set up to assist pastoral communities in improved agricultural technologies.

The funding will also be used to assess ground water availability in the region and provide a framework for its sustainable use.

The Spokesman announced plans for the construction of an Isiolo-Mandera Road, which will open up North-eastern Kenya by connecting it to Central Kenya.

He mentioned that designs for the 740 km road are over a decade old and need to be updated if it is to be built. The project could be financed out of International Development Association (IDA) resources should the government make a formal request.

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