DAYSTAR CELEBRATES ITS 39th GRADUATION

Daystar University marked its 39th graduation yesterday at Athi River Campus seeing 706 of its students walk out with degrees.

About 480 of the graduands were female and 226 male from the five out of six schools Daystar University has. The five schools are namely; The School of Communication, Language and Performing Arts, The School of Human and Social Sciences, The School of Science, Engineering and Health, The School of Business and Economics, and last but not least, The School of Arts and Humanities.

The security was tight during the event with the Securex Officers working alongside the Administration Police and the Kenya Police to ensure that security was beefed up. Time was as well well kept. The event ended at 12:30pm instead of the expected 1:00pm

The ceremony was meant to recognize the students’ hardwork and perseverance through the four years of study. For this reason, aside walking away with degrees, some students managed to scoop some eyed awards. John Brian Oyaro, the former Students’ President scooped the Vice Chancellor’s award.

The University Chancellor Professor Mary Murimi commissioned the graduands to go do great things. As is Daystar University’s tradition, the event ended by observing the Order of the Towel where each graduate was given a towel with the inscription from Luke 22:26.

 

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 has  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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POLITICAL ARENA

Wavinya Ndeti, who was at war with the dispute resolution committee of the Independent Electrol and Boundaries Commission(IEBC), because they wanted to block her from vying from the Machakos governor’s seat with claims of political mischief, saying that she had not followed the law and did not qualify to contest for the seat under the wiper party, is now free to go for the seat. Wavinya maintained that she had followed the law as required by IEBC before the deadline set. The high court gave Wavinya the go-ahead to run for the seat under the wiper party.

Moses Kuria, the Gatundu South MP was treated with hostility by Kisii residents after he criticized Raila Odinga, the National Super Alliance(NASA) presidential candidate, as he was campaigning for president Uhuru Kenyatta. Kuria was accompanied by local Jubilee officials and Amos Kimunya, the former trade minister. Moses Kuria was booed by rowdy youth who consistently kept shouting Raila Odinga’s praises. The crowd kept mentioning NASA, and asking where the unga(flour) is at. Moses tried to calm them by mentioning projects that the Jubilee administration has pioneered in the county, unsuccessful though.

The National Super Alliance(NASA) flag bearer Raila Odinga has returned to Maasai land, joined by other principles, Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavavi, Moses Wetangula and Isaac Ruto, after being accused of inciting the Masaai community against non-maasai. The team will hold rallies in Oloitoktok, Kimaana and Kitengela. Raila said, “We continue asking those who are registered as proprietors to stop selling land that they hold in trust.” MP Moses Sakuda of the county warned the NASA team against getting involved in the community’s matters, because there of the tensions on going in the county.

EX-IEBC Chief Executive Officer,James Oswago Freed On Bail

The former electoral commission chief executive officer was today released on Sh 600,000 bail after being arrested alongside Hamida Ali Kibwana and Trevy Oyombra.

They were earlier arrested by the Anti-corruption detectives over the chickengate scandal that entails the sh 46 million bribe and also the procurement of ballot papers for the 2010 referendum, as well as for the Shinyalu and Bamachoge by-elections.

Rais wa Tanzania Maghufuli azuru Kenya

Kwa mara ya kwanza tangu Rais Uhuru Kenyatta kuapishwa, Rais wa Tanzania Magufuli amezuru Kenya alipokaribishwa jeshi kuu lililomlaki kwenye uwanja wa ndege. Ziara ya Magufuli inalenga kukuza uhusiano kibiashara na kutafuta uungwaji mkono wa Amina Mohammed kuwa Mwenyekiti wa tume ya Umoja Wa Afrika.

 

Rais wa Tanzania Maghufuli azuru Kenya kwa mara ya kwanza
Rais wa Tanzania Maghufuli azuru Kenya kwa mara ya kwanza

Wabunge walalamika kuhamishwa kaunti ya Busia

Wabunge ishirini na saba miongoni sitini na moja wanalalamika kuhusu huhamishwa kutoka kaunti

Wabunge walalamika kuhamishwa katika kaunti ya Busia
Wabunge walalamika kuhamishwa katika kaunti ya Busia

ya busia kwa madai ya kutolewa mikakati iliyotolewa kuwateua waliohamishwa, Mwenyeketi wa bodi ya kuteua wafanykazi,Bernard wamalwa amesema kuwa uhamisho huo ulizingatia utaratibu unaostahili.

 

Rais Uhuru Kenyatta hajazungumza rasmi kuhusu sakata ya shillingi billioni tano nukta moja katika wizara ya Afya

Rais Uhuru Kenyatta hajazungumza rasmi kuhusu sakata ya shilingi bilioni tano nukta moja katika Wizara ya Afya, ambapo baadhi ya jamaa zake wametajwa kuhusika, siku nne baada ya kisa hicho kufichuliwa. Msemaji wa Ikulu, Manoah Esipisu, aliepuka kutaja kashfa hiyo inayoendelea kuchunguzwa na Tume Huru ya Maadili na kupambana na Ufisadi (EACC) na kutoa hisia kali kwa umma.

Rais wa Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta
Rais wa Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta

DRC in the struggle to curb and settle it’s conflicts.

Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto has called for an international community to “deal with negative forces” behind the continual conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Mr Ruto, who is representing President Uhuru Kenyatta, is among leaders attending the United Nations Great Lakes Peace Security and Cooperation Summit, the 7th in a series of such conferences but the first ever to take place away from the African Union head quarters in Addis Ababa or the UN General Assembly.

The conference is purposed to ensure advocating for lasting peace to the Great Lakes region that is most affected by terror attacks.

Some of the groups fighting in DRC include the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), remnants of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR).

One policeman shot dead in Venezuela’s protest by citizens.

One policeman has been shot dead and dozens of people injured during anti-government protests in Venezuela.

According to a local rights group at least 120 people have been injured and 39 detained countrywide.

The wounded included three people who were shot in the northwestern city of Maracaibo on Wednesday, human rights lawyer Alfredo Romero said on social media, on a day of nationwide protests amid calls for a general strike and a march on the presidential palace in the capital Caracas.

This happened following the protest that erupted against the President, Nicolas Maduro’s government.

Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu’s confirmation on the audit’s fund hinge.

Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu has confirmed an audit on five billion shillings and says the ministry is open to scrutiny over the unraveling of the 5 billion-audit shilling query as indicated by an interim audit report, leaked to media.

In a statement, Mailu says the report was leaked to the media before the auditee(s) could respond to the issues that were raised. Rather he says the case is being treated with the seriousness it deserves to ensure there is transparency and proper utilization of public funds.

To assure citizen he stated that under no given circumstance will the ministry tolerate such corrupt cases and that the exact measures will be adhered to.