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The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has a staggering 13,000 cases that it is yet to begin investigating. The revelation was made yesterday by the commission’s chairman Philip Kinisu who attributed the backlog cases to unnecessary long procedures and multiple centres of power within the commission while carrying out investigations. Kinisu also said the backlog is due to lack of

 Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) Chairman Phillip Kinisu yesterday found himself in trouble with MPs after it became clear that he had earlier offered a false testimony to the lawmakers. The embattled anti-graft agency boss had initially told the Justice and Legal Affairs committee that he resigned as a director of Esaki Limited, a family company now at the center

ABOVE: President Uhuru Kenyatta shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when the latter visited him at State House, Nairobi early today. Mr Abe is in the country to open the TICAD conference which kicked off in Nairobi today. Looking on is First Lady Margaret Kenyatta. PHOTO: PSCU

The Tokyo International Conference for Africa Development (TICAD VI) formally kicks off in Nairobi Friday, with more than 10,000 delegates in attendance. It will be opened by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who arrived in the country last night. Ahead of the opening, the Japanese Premier was due address a joint press conference with President Kenyatta at

ABOVE: Former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Ann Waiguru receives her Gold Membership Certificate from TNA Secretary General Onyango Oloo at the party’s headquarters in Nairobi today. Ms Waiguru has now set her eyes on contesting the Kirinyiga governorship in 2017. Former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru has today officially joined The National Alliance (TNA) Party with her eyes set on vying

  Kaimbu MP Jude Njomo who sponsored the recent amendment to the Banking Act has told banks to lower their lending rates immediately or he sues them in court. President Uhuru Kenyatta assented to the Banking Amendment Law on Wednesday and the MP now wants banks to immediately comply with the new law. Yesterday, the Kenya Bankers Association said the

MPs pass IEBC reforms report, delete party hopping clause The National Assembly has adopted the report on the reformation of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) drafted by the Joint Parliamentary Select Committee (JPSC). The only amendment considered in the report was the expunging of a clause that would have barred aspirants from defecting to other parties after losing

Retired President Mwai Kibaki who was wheeled into the theater on Thursday morning has undergone successful surgery and is currently recuperating at his ward, a source has revealed. Doctors at the Netcare Sunninghill Hospital, a top cardiology facility in Johannesburg where Kibaki was admitted on Sunday night discovered a blood clot in an artery on his neck and scheduled him for

The Guardian As earthquake death toll rises Italy questions why it was so unprepared: Italy is once more facing up to its failure to protect people from seismic disaster, as the toll from the earthquake that flattened three ancient hilltop towns soared and rescuers continued their desperate search for survivors. After rescue teams using sniffer dogs, bulldozers and their bare hands

Daily Nation Consumers clash with banks on new loan rates: The consumer lobby and banks on Thursday clashed over whether caps on interest rates will apply to loans transacted before the new law. The Kenya Bankers Association said the existing rates would continue to be in force until rules on capping are published. The attorney-general has seven days to publish