Thursday, April 30, 2015

Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery, acknowledges security agents ignored intel...

AM Live April 29, 2015: Eric Omondi The Parody Man

A Look At The Kabete By-Election

Over 100 families flee home after bandit attack in Isiolo

CORD launch Okoa Kenya Bill

Don Moen to perform in Mombasa and Nairobi

CS Joseph Nkaissery reveals major security lapses during Garissa College...

Newsdesk Full Bulletin 30th April 2015 (Wood traders on protest)

New FORD-K NEC Ratifies Bungoma Governor As New Chairman

Nyachae Defends Nyachaes: CIC boss says relatives appointed on merit

Narok Floods: Raging waters bring more damage in second day of floods

Tribunal to probe EACC commissioners sworn in

Luo Comedy Night

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Drama in Meru over theft of clothes meant for the dead

Uhuru's Aborted Trip: Nkaissery owns up to major co-ordination blunders

NTV Tonight April 28, 2015

NTV Tonight April 28, 2015

Nairobi News Bulletin April 29, 2015

Wenyeji Walalamikia Kuporwa Kwa Kuhadaiwa Kupata Zawadi, Kitale

Sauti Ya Haki: Mama angoja fidia kufuatia vifo vya mumewe na mwanawe

Nkaissery names new NEP regional boss

KTN Newsdesk full bulletin 29Th April 2015

President Kenyatta address to the Milken Institute Global Conference in ...

Kaunti Ya Machakos Yajizatiti Kufidia Matumizi Ya Sh. Bilioni 3.1

Machakos Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua's Speech on County Rankings

Lorogon Siege: Bandits hold villagers hostage for several days now

K24 Alfajiri: Newspaper Review

Lorogon Siege; Inspector General of police issues empty ultimatums to Ba...

ODM Party suspends the County's Majority leader and his deputy

Uhuru parastatal appointments elicits mixed reactions

5 People Confirmed Dead, Several Missing After Flash Floods

Aircraft Made From Metal In A Motorcycle Garage In Pokot

Isiolo Governor goes to EACC with crowd in tow

Former Prime Minister , Ex-Vice President To Wait Longer For Their Benefits

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Kaimu spika wa Kisumu Pamela Jossy azirai na kupelekwa hospitalina kufua...


President Seen To Use Parastatal Appointments To Gain Ground Ahead Of 2017

Shirika la mazingira NEMA laanzisha uchunguzi Owino Uhuru kufuatia ufich...

Kisumu Speaker Pamela Omino admitted following an assault by sergeant at...

Uhuru parastatal appointments elicits mixed reactions from a cross secti...

Several Feared Dead, Cars Washed Away In Deadly Narok Floods

Kenyans washing their tribal linen across the borders

DP Ruto on Appointments

KTN NewsDesk fullbulletin 28th April 2015

Couple Ties the Knot During London Marathon

EACC CEO Halakhe Waqo reveals who gave president Uhuru Kenyatta the lis...

Renewed violence in Lorogon: One person killed in fresh fighting

Floods in Kano: Hundreds displaced by heavy rains in Kisumu

AG Githu Muigai says EACC working well in commissioners' absence

Anti-terror police corner suspects in Wajir, 1 suspect arrested, 2 run away

Nicholas Gumbo Beats John Mbadi To Become New PAC Chairperson

Monday, April 27, 2015

Offside episode 68

Senate Staffer Detained By Police Over Alleged Terror Links

Tutors Who Fled Northern Kenya Have Not Been Paid For 3 Months

Wiper, FORD-K Want ODM To Cede Ground In PAC Chairmanship Race

Top Politicians Make Gov't Comeback In New Parastatal Appointments

Top Politicians Make Gov't Comeback In New Parastatal Appointments

Gays & Lesbians Allowed To Form An Umbrella Lobby Group

Newspaper Review: 27.04.2015

Mbiu ya KTN full bulletin 27 April 2015

Village in Lorogon,Turkana under siege from armed Pokot bandits

War on Terror: Security forces urged to be more vigilant in carrying out...


President Kenyatta's bungled flight leaves Kenyans seeking an explanation


How come there was confusion on which route the President should use?

Ugunja MP David Ochieng's take on Okoa Kenya bill launch

State of the Nation

Migori Teachers' Training College Closed Over Security Concerns

garisa chiefs back to work

nepal quake update

burundi riots

Women and Power: Devolution CS Anne Waiguru

NTV At One April 27, 2015

JICHO PEVU 26th April 2015 Futari ya Sumu [Part 1]

NTV Weekend Edition April 25, 2015

DP Ruto slams CORD leader Raila over referendum call

Questions over Interior Secretary nominee

Retired Major-General Gordon Kihalangwa who has been appointed as the new Director of Immigration. PHOTO | FILE
Retired Major-General Gordon Kihalangwa when he was appointed as the new Director of Immigration. President Uhuru Kenyatta’s nomination of Major Kihalangwa as the new Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Interior without recourse to a competitive process could be the latest in a litany of legal gaffes by State House. PHOTO | FILE 
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President Uhuru Kenyatta’s nomination of Maj-Gen (rtd) Gordon Kihalangwa as the new Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Interior without recourse to a competitive process could be the latest in a litany of legal gaffes by State House.
Article 155(3a) provides that it is the function of the Public Service Commission (PSC) to advertise, interview and recommend to the President individuals for appointment to the position of principal secretaries.
“The President shall nominate a person for appointment as Principal Secretary from among persons recommended by the Public Service Commission,” the particular section of the law states.
It is not clear whether Gen Kihalangwa, who was until his nomination to the new position on April 17 the director of immigration, went through the PSC process before his nomination.
He was appointed the director of immigration last year, replacing Ms Jane Waikenda, who was appointed Deputy High Commissioner to South Africa.
Ms Waikenda is among public officials currently on suspension over graft allegations.
Attorney-General Githu Muigai told the Sunday Nation he was not in a position to respond to questions on the legality of Mr Kihalangwa’s nomination as the Interior PS.
“I regret to inform you that I am unable to assist you on your enquiry as the Attorney-General is not involved in the appointment of public officers. I would advise you to direct your questions to the Head of Public Service, Mr Joseph Kinyua,” he said by phone.
President Kenyatta’s other legal advisers are Solicitor-General Njee Muturi, who is often perceived to be the shadow Attorney-General given his long standing links with Mr Kenyatta, and Mr Abdikadir Mohammed, who is the President’s constitutional affairs adviser.  
Muturi, however, told the Sunday Nation: “We played no role. Ask the PSC.”
The PSC on Tuesday, April 21, advertised positions for principal secretaries, four days after President Kenyatta nominated Maj-Gen Kihalangwa to the new position, along with other changes in the executive and the military.
Referring to the vacancy announcements for principal secretaries, PSC chairperson Margaret Kobia on Wednesday said her commission is mandated to recommend candidates to the President for appointment. 
“PSC will select suitable individuals to fill positions of PSs in the affected ministries. We can also recommend a serving official based on merit,” she said.
According to Law Society of Kenya secretary Apollo Mboya, the placement of adverts by PSC could have been made to shield the President from questions on the legality of Gen Kihalangwa’s nomination.
“I suspect that PSC will just do the paperwork to shield the President from any legal questions,” said Mr Mboya.
President Kenyatta’s two-year-old administration has been marked by operational and legal blunders that have raised questions about the legal advice he receives.
Not long ago, the President directed Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet to enrol 10,000 would-be police recruits for training, apparently oblivious of the fact that there was a pending court case on police recruitment.
Less than 48 hours to the April 12 reporting day announced by Mr Boinnet, the chairman of the National Police Service Commission (NPSC) Johnstone Kavuludi threw a spanner in the works, calling for fresh recruitment.
Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar, a Cord legislator, says most of President Kenyatta’s declarations are populist acts.
“One of Uhuru’s various weaknesses is playing to the public gallery. There are no people around who can internalise some of these things for him. Unfortunately, he has got away with it even with issues that are before the courts.”
In the aftermath of the April 2 Garissa University College terror attack, Deputy President William Ruto also hit the road with an ultimatum to UNHCR to close Dadaab refugee camp in three months, saying it was fomenting insecurity.
The government has since backtracked on that ultimatum, and there is a proposal to form a tripartite team to work out modalities for repatriation of the refugees.

Eric Omondi - Nabeba Mawe

Sunday, April 26, 2015

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2 Teachers Abducted By Al Shabaab Militants In Mandera County

Wiper Party Leader Downplays Claims That He's Being Wooed To Join Jubilee

DP: It Is Important That Residents Shun Tribalism, Focus On Development

CIC Says Matemu, Keino Exit Will Impede Anti-Corruption War

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Wiper Leader calls for reforms in devolution

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Flight Clearance Protocols Forced President Kenyatta Back, Sources

Flight Clearance Protocols Forced President Kenyatta Back, Sources
Could failure to adhere to standard flight clearance protocols have been the reason behind President Uhuru Kenyatta’s aborted trip to the United States?
Aviation experts familiar with international travel procedures have dismissed State House claims that the President was forced to make a u-turn due to fighting in Yemen.
Instead, they blame the Air Force for failing to obtain in advance essential air space clearance.
An advance team from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs went to Los Angeles, US ahead of the President.
Cabinet met on Wednesday instead of the norm, Thursdays, and preparations for his departure to arrival in the United States were done in advance.
Sources told Citizen TV that the Air Force department of flight planning and logistics should have sought and obtained diplomatic clearance for the President’s flight path way before the expected date of the trip.
The flight plan maps out countries to be crossed through and clearance is done through diplomatic links.

Questions on route taken by plane
And so, did someone sleep on the job and expose the Head of State to the embarrassment of having to abruptly turn back and eventually cancel his trip?
The official position given from State House read; “following reports of increased military activity in Yemen, there was a challenge on the routing leading to a decision to turn back.”
But that was a red herring. Harambee One, the Kenya Airforce Fokker 70 carrying the Head of State, is said not to have been cleared on Ethiopian airspace over clearance issues.
However, there is the route taken that comes into question as well.  
Long standing hostilities between Eritrea and Ethiopia mean that one cannot access Eritrea through Ethiopia, unless they would pass through airspace in between.
The plane carrying the President was warned to turn back but that did not happen until another warning, sources say, came with a threat to bring the plane down if the captain did not comply.
Friday morning, National Intelligence Service Director General Philip Kameru and Air Force Commander Maj. Gen Samuel Thuita were summoned to State House, and all indications point to a likelihood of serious disciplinary action being taken on individuals behind the apparent lapse and aborted trip.
Kenya’s Ambassador to Ethiopia Catherine Mwangi was summoned to Nairobi as well, and how this saga plays out in the greater Ethiopia-Kenya diplomatic relations is to be watched in coming days.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Mutea Iringo being grilled by Ethics and Anti-Corrruption Commission

Kalonzo Kuidhinishwa Kama Mgombea Urais Na Wiper

Gov't Extends Deadline For Youth Who Wish To Denounce Al Shabaab

The Integrity Curse; Investigations into the sale of integrity centre

FKE Faults Deduction Of NHIF Fees From Gross Income

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Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko Grilled By EACC Officials Over Graft Allegations

Uhuru forced back

Uhuru’s plane forced back to Kenya after routing hitch

The President is seen off by his deputy William Ruto Thursday night/PSCU
The President is seen off by his deputy William Ruto Thursday night/PSCU
NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 24 – President Uhuru Kenyatta’s plane was forced to return home Thursday night after routing challenges over Yemen airspace.
His spokesman Manoah Esipisu said they were unable to fly over Yemen due to heightened military activity.
The President’s plane landed in Nairobi at 11.42pm.

He was flying to Dubai to catch a direct flight to Los Angeles, USA.

Chifu Wa Arabiya,Mandera Aliyetekwa Na Al Shabaab Auawa

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Justice for Kwekwe: High Court visits scene of minor's fatal shooting

DevCon2015 comes to a close with more than 30 resolutions adopted

Let Governors Oversee Security, Odinga Tells Gov’t

Hearings into the dissolution the Makueni county government underway

Raila cautions over lukewarm support for referendum [News Bulletin]

Referendum Bill launched at Bomas of Kenya

Chief taken hostage by suspected Al Shabab militia


EACC Chair, Vice-Chair Suspended Pending Tribunal Hearing

President Obama Visits the Everglades

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Drama As Acting Kisumu County Speaker Is Locked Out Of Her Office

KDF Captures 8 Suspected Al-Shabaab Militants In Mandera County

MPs Adopt Legal Committee Report On Removal Of EACC Chair, Vice-Chair

MPs Adopt Legal Committee Report On Removal Of EACC Chair, Vice-Chair

Recruits join police college




MPs want Matemu, Keino dismissed from EACC [News Bulletin]

ODM Maanzoni

Names Of Proposed New Members Of PAC To Be Debated Wednesday Afternoon

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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Newspaper Review 21.04.2015

NPSC Says 2014 Police Recruits Could Still Be Absorbed Into Training

National Assembly Differs With Senate Over Additional Ksh. 7B For Counties

Adam Mamujee Has Lived In A House In Old Ngara Estate For 70 Years

Government Seemingly Changes Tune Over Plans To Shut Down Daadab Camp

Gavana wa Kisii James Ongwae aelezea mafanikio ya ugatuzi

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Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho grilled over EACC list of shame

Over 20,000 Somali refugees to be repatriated

Two Kenyans Among Six People Killed in Al-Shabaab Attack on Bus

Monday, 20 April 2015 11:19

Two Kenyans Among Six People Killed in Al-Shabaab Attack on Bus

Two Kenyans Among Six People Killed in Al-Shabaab Attack on Bus
At least seven UN employees, among them two Kenyans, were killed and several others injured in bomb explosion on a bus in northern Somalia on Monday, police and UN officials said.
The bomb was apparently planted under a seat and was detonated by remote control, said police official Yusuf Ali.
"We have confirmed the death of six UN staff, including a foreign national," police official Abdullahi Mohamed said.
Col. Ali Salad, a senior police officer in the semiautonomous Puntland region, said via phone that the dead in the town of Garowe, the capital of the Puntland region, comprised both foreigners and Somalis.
The UN representative to Somalia, Nicholas Kay, condemned the attack, saying he was "shocked and appalled by loss of life."
The Al-Qaida-linked Al-Shabab group has claimed responsibility for the attack, according to the group's Andalus radio.
Garowe resident Jama Hashi said he heard a thundering blast inside the bus, which he said was passing near the offices of UN's food agency when the bomb went off.
Human limbs were scattered around the scene of the attack, he said.
Security forces sealed off the area as ambulances carried the wounded from the scene of the blast.
Bomb attacks are not common in the northern parts of Somalia, unlike in the south where Al-Shabab militants are waging a deadly war against the Somali government with the African Union forces bolstering it.
Last week, at least ten people were killed in an assault on the offices of Somalia's education ministry.

Monday, April 20, 2015

2 Suspended CSs Expected In Court Next Week Over Graft

Mbiu ya KTN Full Bulletin 20th April 2015

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Terror Spin - Part 1

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EU leaders call for emergency talks after 700 migrants drown off Libya

By Antonio Denti
PALERMO, Italy (Reuters) - As many as 700 people were feared dead after a fishing boat packed with migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight in what officials said may be the Mediterranean's worst disaster as thousands flee poverty and war to Europe.
Top officials in Europe, whose recently-downsized border protection program has been criticized by international aid groups, said urgent action was needed. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said foreign ministers would discuss the issue at a meeting in Luxembourg on Monday.
If confirmed, the death toll would bring to 1,500 the total number of dead since the beginning of the year resulting from the flow of migrants seeking to flee insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East.
Only last week, around 400 migrants were reported to have died attempting to reach Italy from Libya when their boat capsized.
On Sunday twenty eight people were rescued and 24 bodies recovered from the 20 meter-long vessel, which sank around 70 miles from the Libyan coast, south of the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, the Italian coast guard said.
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) said later that around 50 people had been rescued of the 700 reported to be on board.
"They are literally trying to find people alive among the dead floating in the water," Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said.
French President Francois Hollande said the EU had to do more, telling Canal+ television that rescue and disaster prevention efforts needed "more boats, more over flights and a much more intense battle against people trafficking."
"More EU countries must take responsibility for the refugee situation," said Sweden's Minister for Justice and migration Morgan Johansson, who called for an expansion of the EU's Triton border protection program, which only operates within 30 miles of the Italian coast.
The previous search and rescue operation "Mare Nostrum" was canceled last year because of the cost and because some politicians said it encouraged migrants to depart by raising their hopes of being rescued.
"This disaster confirms how urgent it is to restore a robust rescue-at-sea operation and establish credible legal avenues to reach Europe," said UNHCR head Antonio Guterres.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi called for an emergency meeting of European Union leaders this week, saying "We cannot remain insensitive when every day there is a massacre in the Mediterranean.".
The German government's representative for migration, refugees and integration, Aydan Ozoguz, said that with more arrivals likely to arrive as the weather turned warmer, emergency rescue missions should be restored.
"It was an illusion to think that cutting off Mare Nostrum would prevent people from attempting this dangerous voyage across the Mediterranean," she said.
Italian officials said 17 vessels from the navy and coast guard, merchant ships in the area and a Maltese patrol boat, as well as aircraft from the navy and coast guard, were involved in the search-and-rescue operation, which was being coordinated by the Italian coast guard in Rome.
There was still no decision on where the survivors and the bodies that had been recovered would be taken.
The boat is believed to have capsized when the migrants shifted to one side of the overcrowded vessel as a merchant ship approached.
"The first details came from one of the survivors who spoke English and who said that at least 700 people, if not more, were on board. The boat capsized because people moved to one side when another vessel that they hoped would rescue them approached," said Carlotta Sami, a UNHCR spokeswoman.
Pope Francis, who has spoken out repeatedly on the migrant crisis, repeated his call for quick and decisive action from the international community.
"They are men and women like us, our brothers seeking a better life, starving, persecuted, wounded, exploited, victims of war. They were looking for a better life, they were looking for happiness," he told tens of thousands of people in St. Peter's Square for his Sunday noon address.
Aid groups have called for the opening of a "humanitarian corridor" to ensure the safety of the migrants but in Italy there were also calls to stop the boats from leaving and even to destroy them.
The leader of the anti-immigrant Northern League party, Matteo Salvini, called for an immediate naval blockade of the coast of Libya while Daniela Santanche, a prominent member of Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia party said Italy's navy must "sink all the boats."
Libya's lawless state, following the toppling of former leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, has left criminal gangs of migrant smugglers free to send a stream of boats carrying desperate migrants from Africa and the Middle East.
Around 20,000 migrants have reached the Italian coast this year, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) estimates. That is fewer than in the first four months of last year, but the number of deaths has risen almost nine-fold.
"A tragedy is unfolding in the Mediterranean, and if the EU and the world continue to close their eyes, it will be judged in the harshest terms as it was judged in the past when it closed its eyes to genocides when the comfortable did nothing," Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said.
(Additional reporting by Philip Pullella, Paolo Biondi and Gavin Jones in Rome, Robin Emmott in Brussels, Chris Scicluna in Malta, Noah Barkin in Berlin, Laurence Frost in Paris,; writing by James Mackenzie and Gavin Jones; editing by Sophie Walker)