Safaricom profits drop by 6.8 percent to 68.7 billion

A Safaricom logo on a shop along Banda Street in Nairobi.[Elvis Ogina, Standard] The free M-Pesa transactions for amounts below Sh1,000 at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic last year weighed down on Safaricom’s overall earnings for the year ended 2020. The telco reported a 6.8 per cent drop in profit after tax of Sh68.7… Continue reading Safaricom profits drop by 6.8 percent to 68.7 billion

Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua wants detective queried in fraud case

Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua. [Courtesy] Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua has asked the court to allow him to cross-examine an investigating officer who linked him to alleged embezzlement of more than Sh200 million. The MP, through lawyer Kioko Kilukumi, told Justice James Wakiaga that an affidavit filed by Asset Recovery Agency (ARA) investigator Fredrick Musyoki contained… Continue reading Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua wants detective queried in fraud case

Kenya ancient child’s archaeological grave site tells of early man’s emotional

Archaeologist Emmanuel Ndiema. Remains of a child buried around 78,000 years ago in Panga ya Saidi cave (inset). [Courtesy] The discovery of the oldest known human burial site, a child’s grave in a Kenyan cave, sheds new light on the emotional life of early Homo sapiens, the Head of Archaeology, National Museums of Kenya said… Continue reading Kenya ancient child’s archaeological grave site tells of early man’s emotional

ICNL Civil Society Research Grants in Uganda and Tanzania

ICNL Civil Society Research Grants in Uganda and Tanzania ICNL Civil Society Research Grants in Uganda and Tanzania The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) is pleased to invite applications from local consultants in Tanzania and Uganda for research grants under ICNL’s program on promoting freedom of expression, rule of law and access to justice.… Continue reading ICNL Civil Society Research Grants in Uganda and Tanzania

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ODM de-whips three Nairobi MCAs from committees

ODM Party (Chungwa House) headquarters in Nairobi. [Boniface Okendo, Standard] ODM has de-whipped three MCAs from committees at Nairobi County Assembly as wrangles with the Jubilee party intensify. ODM has removed MCAs Lawrence Otieno (Sarang’ombe), Clarence Munga (Kabiro) and Jared Okode (Mathare North)  from  Nairobi County Assembly committees. While Mr Otieno was de-whipped from Trade and… Continue reading ODM de-whips three Nairobi MCAs from committees

Kenya to benefit from Sh3.3 billion UK cyber war chest

The money targets supporting national cyber response units. [Courtesy] Kenya is among countries in Africa to benefit from United Kingdom’s Sh3.3 billion cyberwar chest. The money announced on Monday targets supporting national cyber response units, advising on consumer safety awareness online and setting up a joint Interpol cyber hub that will help nations mount joint… Continue reading Kenya to benefit from Sh3.3 billion UK cyber war chest

Garissa MCAs file motion to remove speaker Ahmed Ibrahim Abass

Garissa County Assembly Speaker Ahmed Ibrahim Abass. [Courtesy] Garissa MCAs have started the process of removing Speaker Ahmed Ibrahim Abass from office over alleged gross misconduct. About 36 ward reps have already signed the motion accusing the speaker of gross violation of the Constitution. Led by Maalimin MCA Mohamud Aden, the mover of the motion,… Continue reading Garissa MCAs file motion to remove speaker Ahmed Ibrahim Abass

New Uhuru-Suluhu deal on border barriers bears fruit

Newly appointed East African Community Secretary-General, Dr. Peter Mutuku Mathuki, (left) tours the Namanga one stop border point follows an agreement between Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan and Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta to improve relations between the two nations [Peterson Githaiga, Standard] The East African Commission Secretariat will establish a hotline as a cross-border platform for… Continue reading New Uhuru-Suluhu deal on border barriers bears fruit