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  • Standard Digital News

    January 16, 2014 2:39 PM 7

    NAIROBI, KENYA: The Anti-Terror Police Unit and other State security agencies are trailing suspicious financial transactions and illegal cash dealings for possible links to Al-Shabaab. The cash trails in question are those flowing in and out of Nairobi, Mombasa and parts of North Eastern Kenya, and are suspected to be financing the Somalia-based terrorists

  • Court blocks Waititu’s board appointment

    January 16, 2014 12:40 PM 9

    Justice Mumbi Ngugi issued the order after Benson Ritho moved to court to challenge the appointment saying Waititu’s character is questionable and he lacks good qualities to head public office. Ritho also told the court that Waititu has previously been charged with various offences and as such, he is not fit to serve in a public office. The Court has directed

  • Frankline Bett opts out of ODM polls

    January 16, 2014 9:16 AM 27

    Updated Thursday, January 16th 2014 at 12:07 GMT +3 Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has lost one of Orange Democratic Movement ( ODM) Kingpins in South Rift. The party Election Board chairman, Franklin Bett said the party leadership had asked him to serve in the same capacity in the forthcoming party elections but had declined the offer

  • Keriako Tobiko declares war on cyber criminals who steal Sh2 billion annually

    January 16, 2014 7:24 AM 13

    Updated Wednesday, January 15th 2014 at 21:39 GMT +3 NAIROBI, KENYA: Tech-savvy criminals have been defrauding individuals and institutions in the country of over Sh2 billion annually by use of the Internet and Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Director Public Prosecutor Keriako Tobiko said yesterday that cyber-crime was now a threat to the country’s

  • CS Charity Ngilu fights to retain rejected appointees

    January 16, 2014 7:16 AM 13

    Updated Wednesday, January 15th 2014 at 23:17 GMT +3 NAIROBI, KENYA: Lands, Housing and Urban Development Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu is headed for another clash with Parliament after ignoring its recommendations and is now seeking to regularise appointments that were rejected by MPs only two months ago. Ngilu has written to the Public Service Commission

  • Ruto exempted from ICC trial, but with conditions

    January 15, 2014 6:09 PM 23

    During the status conference set to discuss his application, Presiding Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji outlined to Ruto nine conditions during which his physical presence will be required. “The chamber hereby conditionally excuses Mr Ruto from continuous presence at trial,” Eboe-Osuji ruled as he read out conditions that the Deputy President will be required

  • Shebesh in court to block arrest over Kidero saga

    January 15, 2014 2:34 PM 11

    Lawyer Cecil Miller lodged the application to bar the police from arresting and charging Shebesh with creating a disturbance following an order issued by the High Court on Monday. Kidero on Monday also filed a similar application and obtained an order blocking his arrest for at least three days. The application by Shebesh will be placed before Justice

  • Nyong’o, Marende not vying in ODM polls

    January 15, 2014 11:05 AM 3

    Nyong’o who served two terms as the party’s spokesman said he will not offer his candidature during the February 28 National Delegates Convention where various positions in the party hierarchy will be contested. “I will not offer my candidature for election. I urge those aspiring for this post to be civil in their campaigns, conscious of the party constitution

  • TSC warns school heads who have rejected transfers

    January 15, 2014 7:49 AM 9

    Updated Tuesday, January 14th 2014 at 22:38 GMT +3 Kenya: Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will take disciplinary action on teachers who reject transfers. The teachers’ employer issued a warning to head teachers and deputy school heads, who will fail to report to their new stations that they will be stripped of their positions. TSC yesterday said although

  • Trial of Westgate suspects starts

    January 14, 2014 9:36 PM 60

    Four suspects are to go on trial after a deadly attack on a Kenyan shopping mall in September. But the chief culprits are either dead – or have escaped. It was a particularly gruesome attack. On September 21, 2013 gunmen raided the Westgate Mall in Nairobi firing indiscriminately into the crowd. They then withdrew into the building and there began a four day siege