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Judges will not stand for unwarranted attacks on the Supreme Court, says Chief Justice Maraga

Chief Justice David Maraga says Kenyan judges are ready to protect the integrity of the Constitution after Jubilee supporters today decried the nullification of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s August 8 win outside the Supreme Court. Maraga, who is also Chairman of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), said those opposing the ruling are staging unwarranted attacks on the Supreme Court.

Wafula Chebukati orders suspension of IEBC ICT chief James Muhati

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati has for the second time ordered the suspension of ICT Director James Muhati for allegedly failing to discharge his constitutional mandate. IEBC Chief Executive Officer Ezra Chiloba has also suspended the commission’s ICT Coordinator Paul Mugo and ICT Manager Boniface Wamae. Mr Muhati is among 11 individuals the National Super Alliance (NASA) party wants removed from the commission for allegedly mishandling the August 8 General Election.

KWS officers catch ivory smugglers in Nairobi West area

A retired Administration Police officer is among three people who have been detained at Langata Police station after they were found in possession of ivory. The third person according to police is a taxi driver who was used to ferry the contraband. They were arrested in Nairobi West area by officers from the Kenya Wildlife Service, who were acting on a tip-off from members of the public. Detectives have told Capital News that more suspects believed to be part of a network are being pursued

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700.000 Kenyans to benefit from Ksh16 billion off grid solar project

As many as 700,000 Kenyans are set to benefit from an off-grid solar access project. The initiaitve was launched through a partnership between the World Bank, the Ministry of Energy, Kenya Power and Lightning Company (KPLC) and the Rural Electricity Authority (REA). The US$150 Million project will see 14 underserved counties receive modern energy services through the mini-grid system.

KRA Manager becomes first Kenyan appointed to UN tax committee

George Omondi Obell has been appointed to the United Nations Economic and Social Council’s Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax matters (ECOSOC), becoming the first Kenyan to hold such a position. Mr Obell, a chief manager at Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) international tax office, joins 24 other members from various countries across the world, who were appointed by the UN secretary general Antonio Guterres last month. The 25-member team will serve for a period of four years.

Former Home Afrika boss seeks millions in damages following contract termination

Former Home Afrika CEO Njoroge Ng’ang’a, is seeking millions of shillings from the real estate developer following termination of his contract in September 2015. Mr Ng’ang’a, whose departure came after a string of losses, was replaced by Dan Awendo. “The group is in receipt of certain claims for damages and other remuneration from former employees,” the firm says in its latest annual report. The company also stated that disputed amounts have not been provided for and that negotiations are ongoing to arrive at the final dues payable.

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German legend Mattaus says Kenya needs good football coaches

“For Kenya to realize the 2022 World Cup dream, they need to have good coaches and money from the government,” that is the message Germany football legend Lothar Matthäus sent to Kenya as he embarks on a two-day Bundesliga legends tour in the country. Lothar Matthäus, who is in Kenya courtesy of African broadcast partners StarTimes, however, believes with the love of football Kenyans have, they will achieve their target but only if there are proper academies equipped with facilities.

Alex Oxalde made the right decision picking Liverpool, says team Manager

Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp has reassured Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain that he has not made a mistake in swapping the Emirates for Anfield despite a lack of game time. The 24-year-old left Arsenal in a £35 million deal on transfer deadline day but has so far been restricted to just 57 minutes in three substitute appearances, having previously started all four matches for the Gunners and also two for the national team.

Tottenham boss says Striker Vincent Janssen wanted to leave club

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that striker Vincent Janssen wanted to leave the club over the summer. The Dutchman, who scored just twice in the Premier League for Spurs after his move from AZ last summer, joined Fenerbahce on a season’s loan earlier this month, and scored his first goal for the Turkish side in their 4-1 win over Alanyaspor on Sunday.

 

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