PSC raises alarm over ageing staff

Mercy Mwai @wangumarci The Public Service Commission (PSC) has warned of a succession crisis due to an ageing workforce brought about by the freeze on recruitment. Staffing gaps in the grading structure caused by non-replacement of exiting staff has aggravated the problem, the State agency argues. Acting PSC chairperson Peter Nkuraiyia blamed the looming crisis …

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Britain welcomes Kate’s ‘royal’ baby

London, Monday Kate, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to a baby son today, the couple’s third child who is fifth in line to the British throne. The boy, weighing 3.8kg, was born at 11:01am (1001 GMT), Kensington Palace announced. Mother and baby are both doing well, the palace said, and William, the Duke …

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MPs to debate bill seeking to slash Judiciary powers

Parliament has mooted a move to take over the power of the Judiciary to issue orders and injunctions against government projects. If an amendment bill brought by Kangema MP Muturi Kigano sails through, judges will no longer have powers to issue orders and injunctions especially on matters of national importance without Parliament’s approval. The amendment …

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Devolution still distressed ship five years on…

Seth Onyango @SethManex All governors converge in Kakamega town this morning for the fifth Annual Devolution Conference, bearing the baggage of stunted growth in most devolved regions and recurring queries on what ails devolution. The forum, which has brought a splatter of colour to the three venues where it will feature—county headquarters, Bukhungu Stadium and …

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Zuma’s new fiancee forced to quit her job

Durban, Monday The woman who is set to become the seventh wife of South Africa’s ex-President Jacob Zuma has been forced to resign from her job at She Conquers, a non-governmental organisation, local media reports. Nonkanyiso Conco’s “affiliation” with Zuma — 52 years her senior — was contrary to the organisation’s campaign to “empower young …

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Matiba final journey takes shape

Bernard Gitau @benagitau Wednesday marks the first of Kenneth Matiba’s last three days journey as the one of Kenya’s Second Liberation icons heads for cremation on Friday. According to a tentative schedule released yesterday by the family and government funeral committee, Matiba’s body will leave Nairobi’s Lee Funeral Home for the All Saints’ Cathedral tomorrow …

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Vote recount will prove rigging, Karua tells court

Githinji Mwangi @PeopleDailyKe Narc-Kenya leader Martha Karua has asked the High Court to order a recount and tallying of all ballot papers cast for position of Kirinyaga governor in last year’s General Election. Giving her evidence-in-chief in her petition case against the election of Anne Waiguru in the August 8, 2017 poll, Karua  yesterday said …

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Nyanza agrovet rises to claim national honours

Noven Owiti @PeopledDailyKe Provision of extension services to farmers in conjunction with other partners and cooperation with key players in the griculture sector have made Tiva Agrovet to stand out nationally. Located at Rabuor trading centre, Kisumu county, the agro-dealer landed the award after making a third time entry in the competition following two failed …

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Tame fruitless, wasteful expenditure in government

Robert Maina The government managed to collect revenue amounting to Sh712.2 billion in the first half of 2017/18 financial year growing by Sh62.5 billion from last year which represents a 9.6 percentage growth. That was, however, still below the target of Sh777.7 billion for the first half of this financial year. In the second half …

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Amina picked to chair Commonwealth platform to promote girls’ education

Correspondent @PeopleDailyKe Education Cabinet secretary Amb Amina Mohamed (pictured) has been nominated co-chair of the Commonwealth Platform for Girls’ Education. The platform will be chaired by UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Rt Hon Boris Johnson. During the meeting, Johnson lauded Kenya’s effort in addressing barriers to girls education. Accepting the nomination, …

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My visits genuine, Raila tells critics

Eric Juma @PeopleDailyKe National Super Alliance(Nasa) leader Raila Odinga has dismissed claims that his handshake with President Uhuru Kenyatta and visits to retired presidents Daniel Moi and Mwai Kibaki have a hidden agenda of realigning the political landscape ahead of the 2022 poll. He said the handshakes with his erstwhile fierce political foes are aimed …

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Kakamega faces hotels crisis as guests stream in

As guests and other visitors start arriving in Kakamega town for the 5th Devolution Conference which kicks off today, it has downed on them that most will have to seek accommodation elsewhere because of shortage of rooms. The conference in which more than 6,000 people are expected to attend is being held at Kakamega High …

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Kipchoim: A true servant leader

Anthony Mwangi @PeopleDailyKe The late Baringo South MP Grace Kipchoim was a woman of many firsts. Kipchoim, who joined politics in 2013, made history by being elected into office without voting for herself. She was also the first politician to win an elective post without campaigning, beating a host of opponents, who spent most of …

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Inaugural chicken auction nets Sh6m

Winstone Chiseremi @Wchiseremi More than Sh5.8 million was realised in less than an hour at the inaugural chicken auction at Kamagut trading centre on Eldoret-Webuye highway, Uasin Gishu county. Launching the auction on Saturday, Deputy President William Ruto said the event will be held annually to empower the youth, women and the elderly in the …

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We have no factions in Jubilee, says Ruto

DPPS and Winstone Chiseremi @PeopleDailyKe Deputy President William Ruto has denied the existence of factions in the Jubilee Party. “Those claiming that there are camps in Jubilee are day-dreamers. What President Uhuru Kenyatta says is on behalf of the Jubilee Party and is final,” Ruto said when he addressed a group of leaders at the …

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Joho vows to vie for Presidency in 2022

Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho, who jetted into the country after being away for two months, has vowed to vie for presidency in 2022 “with or without handshakes”. Joho, who had initially endorsed the unity between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Movement(ODM) party leader Raila Odinga, said it will not deter him from pursuing his …

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State defends move to hire Cuban doctors

Bernard Gitau and Evans Nyakundi @PeopleDailyKe The government has defended its decision to bring Cuban doctors into the country saying the move will bridge the patient-doctor ratio to realise Universal Health Care (UHC), one of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four agenda. According to Chief of Staff and Head of the President’s Delivery Unit Nzioka Waita, …

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48 killed in Afghan voter centre attack

Kabul, Sunday An Islamic State suicide bomber killed at least 48 people including women and children and wounded 112 outside a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul today in the latest attack on election preparations. The assaults underscore growing concerns about security in the lead-up to legislative elections scheduled for October 20, which …

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Widow confirms Matiba wish was to be cremated

Bernard Gitau @benagitau The family of veteran politician Kenneth Matiba has confirmed that he will be cremated, putting to rest speculation about his final send-off. Matiba’s widow, Edith, told family members during a prayer service at their Riara home in Limuru, Kiambu county that the cremation is in accordance with his wishes. “It was his …

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Matiang’i promises justice for lady in Mathira assault case

Reuben Mwambingu @reubenmwambingu Interior Cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i on Friday promised justice for Martha Miano who was slapped by a man at a police station in Mathira. Matiangi spoke even as reports emerged that the Mathira West police commander Kiptoo Birgen had been interdicted over the matter. Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet also ordered a …

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