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Ruto’s KPC man ouster, Kenya debt burden, Uhuru on city congestion: Your Breakfast Briefing



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The government has set aside Sh.16 billion to deal with the anticipated infrastructural pressure in schools as the government implements the 100 per cent transition rate process.

The secondary schools are set to absorb all the 1,032,334 pupils who sat this year’s KCPE exams whose results were released on November 19. 

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

Why Ruto’s ally was kicked out of Kenya Pipeline

A senior State House official called Deputy President William Ruto’s ally, Kenya Pipeline Managing Director Joe Sang, and told him to resign or face arrest.

Sang is close to Ruto and is a frequent visitor to the DP’s Harambee House Annex and his Karen residence. 

The State House official did not say whether he had instructions from President Uhuru Kenyatta to issue the ultimatum.


Uhuru in fresh attempt to actualise Nairobi Metropolitan Authority

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration is pushing for establishment of Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (NAMATA) to streamline the transport sector within Nairobi and its neighbouring counties.

The National Executive want to re-introduce the Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority Bill, 2017 in Parliament so as to iron out congestion in the country’s capital.


Why DPP picked foreign prosecutor to try high profile cases

DPP Noordin Haji has appointed Queen’s Counsel Khawar Qureshi to lead the prosecution of high profile corruption cases.

Described as one who delivers at difficult cases, Queen’s Counsel Khawar Qureshi has been headhunted to help office of director of public prosecution to tackle high profile graft cases.

According to chambers and partners Qureshi is very powerful advocate who works incredibly hard and gets on top of both legal issues and facts.


Kenya to roll over $760m syndicated loan, cut budget deficit

Kenya is in talks with lenders to roll over a $760 million syndicated loan this fiscal year and lengthen its maturity in order to make debt repayments more manageable, a senior Treasury official said yesterday.

The loan, which was initially for two years, was arranged by TDB bank, said Kamau Thugge, the principal secretary at the ministry of finance.

The government aimed to increase the tenure of the loan to seven or 10 years, he said, adding that they had not yet struck an agreement with lenders whom he did not identify.


Police felled 23 in extrajudicial killings, say human rights groups

Twenty-three people have been gunned down by police in Nyeri in three months in what human right groups call extrajudicial killings.

Muslims for Human Rights rapid response officer Francis Auma on Monday said several other people have been reported missing during the period. Other human rights groups include the Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU) and Infoaction.


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