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Torso of Nairobi woman chopped up into pieces found in Kayole: The torso of the woman whose other body parts were found dumped in Umoja area in Nairobi has been found. According to police, the torso was discovered near a shop in Kayole stuffed in a sack, and officers say they are also yet to identify the woman. “Investigations are still ongoing and no arrests have been made so far.” The body parts which included legs, hands and head were found stuffed in a black paper bag and dumped near a primary school in Umoja. The body had had been neatly chopped and kept in a fridge for a while before being dumped in the area. Members of the public have been urged to help identify the woman whose head, hands and legs were found late Monday and taken to the City Mortuary.

Why cheaper loans may not benefit Kenyans: A majority of Kenyans may not rip from the much hyped bill that allows access to cheap loans. Job seekers to the industry may have a hard time getting a nod as most of the financial institutions will be reducing their human workforce and inclining to the technological world. The Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE) will also be shaken until the law is operationalised and the clear guidelines floated from the Treasury and Central Bank. According to the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA), most banks will lock out high risk borrowers who have in the past been enjoying loan facilities at high interests rates.

Don’t amend IEBC report, Jubilee pleads with MPs: Jubilee parliamentary leadership has asked legislators not to subject the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) report to any further amendments when it comes up for debate this afternoon. House Majority Leader Aden Duale and Majority Whip Katoo ole Metito said if amended, the report would water down the motion that established the joint select committee on IEBC reforms. “I am appealing to our members and colleagues in Cord, we must take a position that the report should not be amended but adopted in totality,” said Duale. “No comma, full stop nor semi colon that should be amended, he added, noting that it would be tragic and miserable for the country. Duale further implored on the MPs not to amend the subsequent joint bill that has been drafted by the Senators James Orengo and Kiraitu Murungi-led committee.

Senator still upbeat on Gender Bill: Nominated Senator Judith Sijeny has vowed to push to the end the realization of two thirds gender rule despite the Bill suffering another loss in the senate yesterday. A special sitting of the senate yesterday failed to achieve a quorum throwing the two thirds gender rule into jeopardy once again despite the looming constitutional deadline. This was the second time the Bill has failed to sail through in the senate. In a press briefing to journalists yesterday at parliament buildings, Sijeny (pictured) said she will continue with the push of the bill until it is passed. The Wiper nominated senator said despite the looming deadline which elapses on Saturday, the push for the bill will not be scuttled just yet. “The speakers of both houses have powers to do anything to make sure that this Bill is passed. I remain confident that the senate will pass it,” Sijeny said.

Petitioner: Why Kinisu must resign: Failure to declare conflict of interest and getting a tender in the ministry of Health without meeting all requisite conditions are some of the reasons a petitioner has fronted for the removal of anti-graft war boss Phillip Kinisu (pictured). The petitioner, Albert Mukono Ondieki appeared before the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee yesterday saying Kinisu failed to strictly adhere to Chapter Six of the Constitution on leadership and Integrity during vetting as the chairman of EACC. Mukono argued that at the time Kinisu was being recruited as the chairman of the anti-graft commission, he failed to disclose that he was a director of Esaki Limited, a company under investigations over siphoning of millions of shillings belonging to the National Youth Service.

Mutua to officially launch Chap Chap: Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua is due to officially launch the Maendeleo Chap Chap Movement on Thursday at the Bomas of Kenya. It is expected that delegates from all 47 counties will attend the event and Mutua says it will focus on development and people driven politics. More than 50 MPs, 350 MCAs and many hopefuls are also expected to attend and the movement has already opened offices in 35 counties. The Machakos Governor has in the past stated that the Maendeleo Chap Chap movement wave is ‘unstoppable’ as it brought a paradigm shift in Ukambani politics which, he said, was now tilting to development instead of populist rhetoric. He had also stated that he will defend his seat on the Maendeleo Chap Chap party ticket.

Man shot dead on hospital bed while seeking treatment: Police are investigating an incident in which a man was shot dead on a hospital bed in Mwingi on Thursday morning. A report made at the Ukasi Police Station in Kitui indicates that a total of 17 bullets were fired during the 3am incident inside the hospital, sending panic among patients and medical staff on duty. The 27-year-old man had been shot and wounded by gunmen at 8pm on Wednesday and was seeking treatment when armed men raided the hospital and finished their mission. According to police, the man was carjacked by four men who shot him in the head, leaving him in a critical condition before he was assisted by Samaritans to the hospital.



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