Orengo ‘fights’ Uhuru visit, 2018 maize debacle, Kenyans hail anti-graft war: Your Breakfast Briefing

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About 20 suspects in National Hospital Insurance Fund and Kenya Pipeline Company arrested on Friday are expected to be arraigned in court this morning.

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has already approved prosecution of 26 individuals over the alleged loss of public funds at the insurance fund and KPC.

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

Uhuru visit reignites Raila, Orengo row

The silent tension between ODM leader Raila Odinga and Siaya Senator James Orengo has been reignited ahead of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s visit to Kisumu.

Only a day after Raila camped in the lake city to rally local leaders and residents to welcome the Head of State, Orengo came up with an ultimatum to Kenyatta.

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Most Kenyans happy with war on graft -poll

Slightly majority Kenyans support President Uhuru Kenyatta in the fight against graft, an opinion poll has indicated.

The poll by Infotrak Research which was released on Sunday indicates 52 percent are of the opinion that the government is doing enough to fight corruption while 43 percent were of the contrary opinion.

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The debacle that was the maize business in 2018 

Maize farmers’ woes skyrocketed in 2018 as cartels and unscrupulous traders took the National Cereals and Produce Board hostage.

As farmers cried foul, the law caught up with senior government officials accused of colluding with traders to defraud farmers.

The farmers say things started going wrong three years ago, when the government sold them substandard fertiliser that destroyed their yields.

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The quest for affordable housing: How will Nairobi meet demand?

Kenya needs to build two million affordable city homes to meet its housing deficit and stem the growth of sprawling slums, according to the World Bank.

And as the national government grapples with the demand, the Nairobi government is seeking to complement the state’s efforts to help low and middle-income earners own a decent home.

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City Hall’s much – publicized Sh1.3 billion data centre not functional

The Sh1.3 billion Wold Bank funded data centre launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta late last year to aid automation of services at City Hall is not functional.

A report on the site visit to the data centre by the ICT committee of the county assembly shows that components meant to support key functions are yet to be installed.

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By Kenyan Digest

The Kenyan Digest Team