News headlines June 7 2017

News headlines June 7 2017

Consumer Federation of Kenya says cheap maize is not reaching the poor

Consumer Federation of Kenya says the subsidized maize flour does not benefit the targeted millions of poor Kenyans and it has asked the Government to get rid it.

Secretary general Stephen Mutoro released a statement saying that the National Treasury releasing money for the importation of subsidized maize was not a genuine move. The crisis became worse when the government was not keen to oversee the distribution of the maize flor.

Rift Valley leaders want Mandago, two MPs arrested over hate talk

Rift Valley Council of Elders Chairman Gilbert Kabage has led Rift Valley leaders in asking the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) to prosecute Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago, Oscar Sudi MP-Kapseret and Alfred Keter MP -Nandi Hills for alleged incitement and hate speech. “We call upon the government to immediately arrest the governor and the two MPs for inciting locals against some communities. NCIC should use the politicians as an example to others as the country gears towards the August 8 general election,” said

“We call upon the government to immediately arrest the governor and the two MPs for inciting locals against some communities. NCIC should use the politicians as an example to others as the country gears towards the August 8 general election,” Kabage said.

Kisumu teachers back Ranguma in his bid to retain his seat

Teachers in Kisumu County have decided to support Governor Jack Ranguma in his bid to be re-elected, a huge boost in his campaign.The teachers led the by County Knut executive secretary Olando Kwach, endorsed Ranguma’s campaign, vying as an independent candidate with Ephraim Kananga who is a Knut official as his running-mate .“As the teaching fraternity, we don’t take for granted the honour the governor has bestowed upon us by selecting one of us to be his deputy,” said Kwach.

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