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Uhuru leads the nation in mourning ex-minister: President Uhuru Kenyatta today led the nation in mourning the death of veteran politician and former cabinet minister William ole Ntimama who paased away at his rural home in Narok. The President in his message of condolence to the family recalled Ntimama as a great leader who devoted his time and life to the service of the nation. He praised the former Narok North MP as a man with an unwavering loyalty whose service was exemplary and self-evident. “His devotion to our national cause and values will forever remain etched in our minds, Indeed, Kenyans will always be grateful for the crucial role Hon. Ntimama particularly played in our independence struggle,” President Kenyatta. Cord leader Raila Odinga also mourned Ntimama describing him as a friend and compatriot of the nation.

Businessman at center of Sh8bn Karen land saga Da Gama Rose dies: A city businessman at the center of the controversial multibillion shilling land in Karen has died. Horatius Da Gama Rose whose land saga implicated senior government officials including former Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu died at a Nairobi hospital yesterday. He was the owner of Muchanga Investments Limited that laid claim to the prime parcel of land that raised controversy which eventually saw Charity Ngilu kicked out of cabinet. He had been admitted at the High Dependency Unit at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Parklands. The 72 year-old lawyer, who had previously been admitted to a hospital in the United Kingdom, was a chain smoker and had suffered stroke seven years ago.

Report reveals massive corruption at entry points: Various points of entry into the country including airports have massive loopholes abetting corruption, a new report by the Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commission (EACC) released today says. The report conducted between March and May this year found that there is lack of coordination among various agencies at the entry points of the country thereby providing room for corruption to thrive. Speaking during the launch of the report at Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) today, director of preventive services at EACC Vincent Okong’o said there are overlapping mandates of various agencies at the airport, a situation he said is not good for the country in terms of security. “Points of entry are very critical in terms of image of a country and for security reasons and therefore when agencies have no clear mandate on their roles, our country is at risk of receiving counterfeits goods and even aliens,” Okong’o said.

 

 

 

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