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We will not use violence to win this election, says Uhuru

Uhuru Kenyatta has rebuked the Supreme Court following yesterday’s ruling that sought to justify a repeat election that will once again pit the incumbent President against his rival, Raila Odinga. Speaking at State House earlier today Uhuru stated that no single individual or group of people will quench the voice of the people of Kenya. “We will not make our voice heard through violence but through the ballot,” he said.

Siaya Senator James Orengo outraged with Supreme Court ruling

Senior IEBC officials are not off the hook yet, Siaya Senator James Orengo has said. Despite the Supreme Court finding that none of them committed an election offence in the August 8 polls, the Senator has said that justice has not yet been served. The Supreme Court found illegalities and irregularities in the nullified presidential poll and Orengo has argued that those responsible must be punished.

Cabinet approves Ksh10 billion budget for repeat presidential election

Taxpayers will foot yet another bill as Kenya’s Cabinet approves a budget of Ksh10 billion for the country’s repeat election. The allocation was based on a proposed budget submitted by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. The proposal comes after the nullification of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s August victory. A  fresh election is to be held in October, pitting Kenyatta against long-time rival, Raila Odinga.

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Labour Ministry moves to protect domestic workers based overseas

Kenya’s Ministry of Labour is making moves to protect Kenyans employed as domestic workers abroad.  New regulations will now ensure that employers looking for domestic workers from the country be subjected to strict scrutiny by the Ministry. The ministry is drafting a policy that seeks to protect the interests of Kenyans going to work abroad.

KQ defends move to hire foreign managers, says new bosses will help revive troubled airline

Kenya Airways Chief Executive Sebastian Mikosz has defended his decision to hire Polish expatriates as part of the airline’s management team in its efforts to return to profitability. Mikosz says the five are expats in airline management adding that their experience is necessary for Kenya Airways in the short term. KQ Board Chairman Michael Joseph adds that the team is necessary to help the CEO implement his turnaround plan, assuring that no jobs will be lost.

Environment Ministry to issue new regulations regarding ban on industrial plastic packaging

A government-backed move regarding the labelling of industrial packaging by manufactures has been suspended until further notice.  The decision comes after a consultative meeting held earlier this week by key stakeholders seeking clarification on the plastic bags ban. The National Environmental and Management Authority will therefore not penalize manufacturers or users on this particular requirement. A technical committee will report back to the Ministry of Environment on Wednesday next week on agreed timelines for transitioning to alternatives. The new directives are expected to affect the way distributors handle perishable consumer goods such as fish, fruits, flowers and cheese.

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Chelsea star Diego Costa set for Ksh7.4 billion signing deal with Atletico Madrid pending today’s medical

Diego Costa is set to undergo a medical at Atletico Madrid this afternoon, according to reports in Spain. Atletico Madrid have agreed a deal worth £53 million (Ksh7.4 billion), which would make Costa their record signing ahead of Radamel Falcao, who cost £33 million (Ksh4.6 billion) from Porto in 2011. The Spain international refused to return to Chelsea’s Cobham training base this summer, instead remaining in Brazil in hope that Atletico could strike a deal to bring him back to Madrid.

Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp rebukes team’s critics

Jurgen Klopp says over-the-top criticism of Liverpool is making them sound like “the worst side in the league”. Liverpool have gone four games without a win and this Saturday return to Leicester, where they were knocked out of the League Cup in midweek. Klopp has been frank about the defensive difficulties his players are encountering, but speaking at his weekly press conference the Reds boss said those problems would be solved on the training ground – and not in the press room.

Manchester United post record profit as team nets Ksh81 billion

Manchester United have earned more than half a billion pounds for the second successive year, with a record-breaking revenue of £581.2 million (Ksh81 billion). While Jose Mourinho’s men stuttered home sixth in the Premier League and went without Champions League football, the money-making machine was still in full flow last season.

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