28 June News

Daystar University tomorrow commemorates international Drug day by cleaning the market and engaging the students by teaching them on how to avoid drug abuse.

Just a day after the launch of the Jubilee manifesto ahead of the August 8th elections, the NASA coalition yesterday launched their manifesto at the Ngong’ racecourse. The NASA coalition exists to pursue five objectives namely: to promote national unity, uphold and respect the dignity of all individuals, return the country to the path of constitutional and democratic development; end the culture of impunity; and restore sanity in the management of the economy and public affairs of our nation. It is based on the Constitution, whose gains it accused Jubilee of eroding in the past four years, such as failing to ensure the standard gauge railway reaches Kisumu as it was supposed to.

Civil servants have been awarded a pay increase of up to a third of their salary, which will be spread over four years starting the 1st of July, which is this Saturday. Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Cabinet Secretary Sicily signed Collective Bargaining Agreement document between the ministry and the union at Harambee House in Nairobi. Therefore, state employees in Job Groups A to D, who have been earning between Sh8,910 and Sh11,370 as basic salary, will take home Sh12,192 to Sh14,442.

The deal, which will cost taxpayers Sh20 billion, will benefit 130,000 government workers.

President Uhuru Kenyatta took his campaigns to Tharaka Nithi County where he urged residents to give him a second term in office. The President issued residents with 7,137 title deeds. He claims his government has so far issued a total of 20,000 title deeds, has set aside 25 billion for the construction of a dam in Tharaka Nithi, another 1.5 million for a county headquarter and will do more once elected back.

A team of investigators on Tuesday went through the debris of the collapsed Sigiri Bridge in Busia County, searching for clues on what could have led to its mysterious collapse barely two weeks after it was inspected by President Uhuru Kenyatta. Infrastructure Principal Secretary John Mosonik ordered thorough geotechnical and structural investigations to establish why the bridge easily came down.

East Africa Breweries Limited is to set up a 15 billion brewery plant in Kisumu. The move has been welcomed by President Uhuru Kenyatta saying that the plant will create more than 110 thousand job opportunities. He also congratulated EABL for producing a low coast brew that will curb the intake of illicit brew among Kenyan youth.

Different reactions emerged after Machakos county Governor Dr Alfred Mutua relives small business traders from tax today. Some traders praised him for that while others corrected him in fear that the tax collectors will lose their jobs.

According to the county government speaker, the move will contribute to the decline of county services that rely on taxes.

The Kenya Revenue Authority is in the process of hiring officials with a background in intelligence gathering and crime investigation as it prepares to crack down on tax evasion cartels.
Commissioner-General John Njiraini said the authority planned to start hiring investigative and intelligence officials. Currently the commission relies on auditors, volunteers, and whistle blowers to investigate tax crime
Mr Njiraini said, KRA would also train afresh its auditors involved in tracking tax fraud.

President Michel Temer is charged with taking multi million-dollar bribes in a stinging blow to the unpopular leader and to political stability in Latin America’s largest country.
Rodrigo Janot submitted the charge in a document presented to the Supreme Court, saying “he fooled Brazilian citizens” and owed the nation millions in compensation for accepting bribes.
Temer’s office and his attorney, Antonio Mariz, declined to comment on the charges. Temer has repeatedly said he is innocent of any wrongdoing.

A helicopter dropped two grenades on Venezuela’s Supreme Court building in a “terror attack” against the government. President Nicolas Maduro says he hasĀ  activated the entire armed forces to defend peace and sooner or later, they are going to capture that helicopter and those that carried out the terror attack.











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