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Removing Chebukati, NASA cash wars, Losing to Malaria: Your Breakfast Briefing

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Ministries and all government agencies have been directed to pay pending bills to local suppliers, service providers and contractors before any new services.

The unpaid bills by the national government amount to Sh29.3 billion for the 2017/18 financial year, Treasury statistics show. 

Here are the stories making headlines in the Star this Wednesday morning.

Fresh attempt to remove Chebukati

A trade unionist has made a fresh attempt to have IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati removed from office for irregularly altering Senate results during last year’s polls.

The fresh petition by former Kakamega senate aspirant Seth Panyako was received by the Clerk of the National Assembly on Monday last week and is due to be discussed by the Justice and Legal Affairs committee anytime from now.

The petition seeks to have Chebukati sent home for allegedly engaging in an illegality during last year’s polls.

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Cash wars rock NASA coalition

A fresh money row has erupted in the National Super Alliance after ODM, Wiper withdrew financial support. The situation poses a serious unity test to the opposition outfit.

In a move that is likely to spell death sentence to the biggest political coalition in the country, two major NASA’s political parties have withdrawn their members’ contribution to the coalition and instead directed that the money is channelled to the individual party’s coffers.

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Mum who killed brother over lover gets 5 years

A single mother of five who killed her brother for trying to stop her love affair with an Akorino man has been sentenced to five years in jail after she pleaded guilty.

Pierra Muthoni Francis pleaded guilty to the murder of Severino Mate Francis which occurred on February 1, 2018, at Kaman village. She said she did it in self-defence.

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Pleading for leniency from the court, she said her brother wanting to stop her love affair confronted her with a knife but in the process, she stabbed him with the knife. He fell to the ground and later died from the injuries.

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Funding woes, parasite resistance pose threats to Malaria fight

Kenya reduced its funding to Malaria control by 20 per cent in the last three years on account of declining infections.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says between 2012-2014 and 2015-2017, Kenya’s funding went down by 20 per cent.

The report also identifies Kenya to be among countries with low malaria reporting ratesKenya has managed to reduce malaria prevalence rate to the current five per cent.   

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Nairobians reporting fewer corruption at City Hall

Complaints of bribery at City Hall have dropped significantly in the last year since Mike Sonko became governor, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission says.

Ethics and leadership assistant director Erick Munyao said the agency recorded ‘few corruption’ complaints from the public regarding City Hall in the last 12 months compared to previous years.

Munyao did not state the exact number of corruption cases involving county officers that the commission recorded over the period. 

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