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Nominee for top KRA job Mburu was sacked at CFC Bank

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James Githi Mburu the man at the centre of all this fiasco of arresting junior officers in cohort with the out-Commissioner  General  John Njiriani was sacked at a local bank.Further,we have information,if appointed the matter may end up in court on integrity grounds relating chapter six.

Others are planning to block the appointment on basis it has no gender balance and regional face.

No woman was nominated. The nominations favours Luos and Kikuyus and one Kamba.

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Mburu is said to have falsified his declarations of his wealth and is the only insider within KRA who was shortlisted raising eyebrows. And now, discontent is rife at the institution with staff openly stating,they will strike if Mburu is named to succeed Njiraini. The two have a long history at KRA.

James Githi Mburu was a former employee of CFC but was sacked on reason of competence and high handiness. Already he is boasting,powerful forces at state house with Njiraini blessings have confirmed he is the next commissioner-general.

When Njiriani was then commissioner of large tax,he duped  Waweru,then Commissioner General that .James Githi Mburu from CFC bank  was a professional who would help KRA streamline collection of revenue from the banks.

He was appointed senior assistant commissioner, promoted to chief manager, deputy commissioner and the current position commissioner without interview with help of his god father Njiraini.

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Njiraini tried to extend his tenure but didn’t succeed and when he realized he has had missed the chance, he went to plan paving way to his crony Mburu whom he had earlier groomed and natured to take his position as commissioner general.

Mburu orchestrated to knock all the top contenders who would stand on his way with the help of his boss.Njiraini going out of way, creating scenes where junior staff was arrested for corruption.He wanted to beo seen as the person who can correct the malpractice at KRA.

Mburu using Njiraini split KRA investigation  department into two with him heading the Intelligence unitt super seeding and overriding  head of investigation.

Njiraini and Mburu made sure they blocked any potential person at KRA by practicing nepotism, tribalism n favoritism.

All the top at KRA were denied renewal for their contracts to pave way for Mburu as Commissioner General.

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Apart from Mburu, others shortlisted are Julius Waita Mwatu, an accountant who has worked with KPMG and Ernst and Young.

Andrew Okello, an IMF regional advisor on tax matters incharge of East and Central Africa, Richard Boro Ndungu who headed tax department at KPMG and Duncan Otieno Onduru director of Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators.

Sources say among the five Mburu emerged last in the ratings and was not even among the top ten of the 35 people who applied but powerful forces at State House pushed his name to be among the five nominees after a Kalenjin was dropped.

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Garissa unable to pay inherited bills – Weekly Citizen

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Garissa governor Ali Korane has said paying contractors with outstanding bills by the end of this month will not be possible.
Korane said his administration inherited a Sh4 billion in outstanding bills from the previous regime which is about 50pc of total budget to the county.

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The governor said that despite the huge bills that his administration inherited, there is no infrastructure on the ground to reflect the same.
Korane added that his administration had to suspend its taskforce after the government took charge of the exercise.
The governor said even if it will be established that the projects are genuine, they will have to be budgeted for again.
Korane who has time and again lamented over the huge debts his administration inherited from the previous regime urged all those with pending bills to be patient and allow his administration to verify the projects awarded.
During former governor Nathif Jama’s administration, the contractors clashed on several occasions with his administration over nonpayment of pending bills.



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English premier league transfer news – Weekly Citizen

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Arsenal

Out

Aaron Ramsey ( Juventus ) Free, Petr Cech (Retired), Danny Welbeck (Released)

Stephan Lichtsteiner (Released), Cohen Bramall (Released), Charlie Gilmour (Released) and Julio Pleguezuelo (Released)

Aaron Ramsey agreed to join Juventus (Image: AFP)

Chelsea

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Gary Cahill (Released), Todd Kane (Released), Rob Green (Retired), Kyle Scott (Released), Eden Hazard (Real Madrid) – £90m,Ola Aina (Torino) – Undisclosed and Fankaty Dabo (Coventry) – Free

Eden Hazard gives a thumbs-up (Image: AFP/Getty Images)

Leicester City

Out

Shinji Okazaki (Released) and Danny Simpson (Released)

Okazaki won the Premier League with Leicester in 2016 (

Liverpool

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Daniel Sturridge (Released), Alberto Moreno (Released ), Adam Bogdan (Released) and Connor Randall (Released)

Sturridge celebrates Champions League victory (Image: PA)

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Manchester City

Out

Vincent Kompany (Anderlecht) – Free, Patrick Roberts (Norwich) – Loan, Tom Dele-Bashiru (Released) and Aaron Nemane (Released)

Vincent Kompany has become player-manager of Anderlecht (Image: NurPhoto via Getty

Manchester United

In

Daniel James (Swansea)- Undisclosed

Out

Ander Herrera (Released), Antonio Valencia (Released) ,James Wilson (Released), Matthew Olosunde (Released),and Regan Poole (Released)

Ander Herrera’s contract at Manchester United has expired (Image: AFP/Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur

In

Kion Etete (Notts County)- Undisclosed

Out

Dylan Duncan (Released), Michel Vorm (Released), Charlie Freeman (Released),Tom Glover (Released), Connor Ogilvie (Released), andJamie Reynolds (Released)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

In

Raul Jimenez (Benfica) – Undisclosed andHong (Yeovil Town)  – Undisclosed

Out

Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Shrewsbury Town) – Undisclosed ,Joe Mason (MK Dons) – Free Michal Zyro (Released) Carlos Heredia (Released) Ben Goodliffe (Released) Aaron Hayden (Released) Diego Lattie (Released) Enzo Sauvage (Released) and Christian Herc (Viktoria Plzen)- Loan.



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Newly released Sony Xperia 1 smartphone breathtaking – Weekly Citizen

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The Sony Xperia 1 is a solid improvement on most of Sony’s recent smartphones – it has a few mis-steps and annoyances, but it’ll be of  interest to many. It was announced on February 25 and released in May 29.

The Xperia one also known as J9110, is a dual nano sim smartphone that stands tall above

the rest. Its signature feature is the extra-tall, 6.5-inch AMOLED display with 21:9 aspect ratio and 4K resolution. It is also the first Sony flagship phone to feature three rear cameras:12MP  super wide-angle camera, a12MP telephoto camera for zooming, and 12MPmain camera for every-day use. The powerful Snapdragon 855 ticks on the inside next to a 3330mAh battery. Its OS Android 9(pie)

The pros of this phone over others include the 6.5 inch display,high quality triple cameras, high quality audio as it has 24-bit/192kHz DAC and Dolby Atmos sound , good connectivity(LTE, Wifi 5,NFC,Bluetooth 5.0)

Other features include fingerprint side-mounted, huge 6 GB RAM, and choose between 64GB and 128GB storage expandable to 1TB via sim slot2

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The battery life is good, that is,3330 mAh(24.8h 3G talk time, its lightweight  and thin (178g), waterproof, HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor and many others.

Based on the camera properties and the video technology applied  it is worth noting that its  aimed at movie-makers, with a specific movie creation app and range of settings for optimizing viewing(Optical image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing).

Having mentioned some features and still many more, definitely this brilliant phone has a high  price of Ksh109,000.00 online.

Overall the phone is beautifully designed , fast and of good quality.



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