Maureen Kinyanjui

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National Featured image for Finance Bill protests: Rights groups warn against potential internet shutdown, media disruptions

tuberculosis Featured image for Kenya secures Sh59.7bn Global Fund grants to combat HIV, TB and Malaria
Mon 24 Jun, 2024 13:56
Kenya secures Sh59.7bn Global Fund grants to combat HIV, TB and Malaria
Featured image for Kenya secures Sh59.7bn Global Fund grants to combat HIV, TB and Malaria

The grants which will be implemented over three years, are aimed at strengthening interventions against HIV, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria, as well as enhancing health and community systems nationwid...


reject finance bill Featured image for EXPLAINER: Know your rights! What to do when police arrest you
Mon 24 Jun, 2024 12:29
EXPLAINER: Know your rights! What to do when police arrest you
Featured image for EXPLAINER: Know your rights! What to do when police arrest you

The Constitution also guarantees the right to a speedy resolution of the arrest by requiring that the arrested person be brought before a court within 24 hours, or by the end of the next court day if...


Occupy Parliament protests Featured image for Ruto, Kenya Kwanza leaders change tune, call for dialogue with Gen Z over protests
Mon 24 Jun, 2024 11:10
Ruto, Kenya Kwanza leaders change tune, call for dialogue with Gen Z over protests
Featured image for Ruto, Kenya Kwanza leaders change tune, call for dialogue with Gen Z over protests

The President said that he was proud the young people had stepped forward tribeless and peacefully to be counted as he expressed readiness to engage them in issues affecting the country.


passports backlog kenya Featured image for State urges Kenyans to pick 87,000 uncollected passports
Mon 24 Jun, 2024 09:04
State urges Kenyans to pick 87,000 uncollected passports
Featured image for State urges Kenyans to pick 87,000 uncollected passports

Out of the 87,000 uncollected passports, 50,000 alone are from Nairobi.


road accident statistics kneya Featured image for New traffic laws target commercial vehicles to curb road crashes
Sat 22 Jun, 2024 07:41
New traffic laws target commercial vehicles to curb road crashes
Featured image for New traffic laws target commercial vehicles to curb road crashes

The Operation of Commercial Service Vehicle Regulations, 2024, targets vehicles weighing 3,048 kilogrammes operating on public roads in Kenya.


village elders Featured image for Govt sets aside Sh2.7 billion annual budget for village elders' salaries
Fri 21 Jun, 2024 14:33
Govt sets aside Sh2.7 billion annual budget for village elders' salaries
Featured image for Govt sets aside Sh2.7 billion annual budget for village elders' salaries

Expressing confidence in having the elders on the government payroll, PS Omollo said the resources required are manageable.


National Featured image for Explainer: How to recall your Member of Parliament
Fri 21 Jun, 2024 13:57
Explainer: How to recall your Member of Parliament
Featured image for Explainer: How to recall your Member of Parliament

The act also says that Parliament shall enact legislation to provide for the grounds on which a member may be recalled and the procedure to be followed.


National Featured image for IPOA launches inquiry into Rex Masai's death amidst anti-Finance Bill protests
Fri 21 Jun, 2024 11:52
IPOA launches inquiry into Rex Masai's death amidst anti-Finance Bill protests
Featured image for IPOA launches inquiry into Rex Masai's death amidst anti-Finance Bill protests

IPOA noted that besides Masai's death, several other demonstrators and police officers sustained serious injuries during the protests.


National Featured image for Rex Kanyike Masai: The first martyr of the youth revolution
Fri 21 Jun, 2024 10:23
Rex Kanyike Masai: The first martyr of the youth revolution
Featured image for Rex Kanyike Masai: The first martyr of the youth revolution

Boniface also known as the People's Watchman revealed that the late Rex had his Identity Card, an indication that he knew of the essentials one should carry as they participate in protests.


National Featured image for Explainer: What happens after the Finance Bill passes its second reading?
Fri 21 Jun, 2024 08:56
Explainer: What happens after the Finance Bill passes its second reading?
Featured image for Explainer: What happens after the Finance Bill passes its second reading?

During the second reading, which began on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, the sponsor moved the bill, which was to be seconded by any member.


Opiyo Wandayi Featured image for Wandayi calls for withdrawal of police surrounding Parliament amidst Finance Bill debate
Thu 20 Jun, 2024 13:18
Wandayi calls for withdrawal of police surrounding Parliament amidst Finance Bill debate
Featured image for Wandayi calls for withdrawal of police surrounding Parliament amidst Finance Bill debate

The ODM legislator suggested that the Speaker should direct the Inspector General of Police to withdraw the police officers whom he claimed had converted Parliament into what resembles a military inst...


Maureen Kinyanjui Featured image for KURA announces 2-day traffic disruption on Lang'ata Road
Thu 20 Jun, 2024 10:12
KURA announces 2-day traffic disruption on Lang'ata Road
Featured image for KURA announces 2-day traffic disruption on Lang'ata Road

The contractor will close one lane on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23, 2024, from 9 am to 6 pm both days inclusive.


National Featured image for Anti-finance Bill protests go countrywide as MPs finalise debate
Thu 20 Jun, 2024 08:35
Anti-finance Bill protests go countrywide as MPs finalise debate
Featured image for Anti-finance Bill protests go countrywide as MPs finalise debate

While responding to Tuesday's protests President William Ruto said Kenyans have a right to demonstrate and at the end of the day decisions have to be made by institutions.


National Featured image for Nairobi County seeks KAA partnership to boost fire response capacity
Wed 19 Jun, 2024 15:43
Nairobi County seeks KAA partnership to boost fire response capacity
Featured image for Nairobi County seeks KAA partnership to boost fire response capacity

Nairobi has relied on the Koja fire station on Tom Mboya Street, which was built in 1907 and another in the Industrial Area, built in 1957.


President William Ruto Featured image for Protest but institutions will make decisions, Ruto tells Kenyans on Finance Bill
Wed 19 Jun, 2024 15:06
Protest but institutions will make decisions, Ruto tells Kenyans on Finance Bill
Featured image for Protest but institutions will make decisions, Ruto tells Kenyans on Finance Bill

Thus far, with pressure from the public to amend the bill and ease the tax burden on the public, the National Assembly Finance and National Planning Committee has dropped several controversial proposa...


Northern Kenya Featured image for Senate Committee orders special audit of funds in Isiolo County
Wed 19 Jun, 2024 10:16
Senate Committee orders special audit of funds in Isiolo County
Featured image for Senate Committee orders special audit of funds in Isiolo County

Isiolo Governor Abdi Hassan Guyo appeared before the committee to account for the county's expenditures on bursaries, emergency funds, and funds allocated for youth, women, and people with disabilitie...


Maureen Kinyanjui Featured image for Lang'ata Cemetery to get 56 additional acres in new expansion plan as City Hall partners with KFS
Wed 19 Jun, 2024 08:17
Lang'ata Cemetery to get 56 additional acres in new expansion plan as City Hall partners with KFS
Featured image for Lang'ata Cemetery to get 56 additional acres in new expansion plan as City Hall partners with KFS

The Nairobi County Government also committed to identifying and securing alternative land for future burials.


National Assembly Featured image for MPs to convene Thursday to debate Finance Bill 2024
Tue 18 Jun, 2024 18:41
MPs to convene Thursday to debate Finance Bill 2024
Featured image for MPs to convene Thursday to debate Finance Bill 2024

The Third Reading of the Bill will take place next week on Tuesday, June 25, allowing MPs an opportunity to make the ultimate decision.


Nairobi revenue Featured image for End of the road as City Hall enforces auctions, caveats for land rate defaulters
Tue 18 Jun, 2024 16:59
End of the road as City Hall enforces auctions, caveats for land rate defaulters
Featured image for End of the road as City Hall enforces auctions, caveats for land rate defaulters

The action follows the expiration of the second waiver for land rate penalties and interest, which required owners to settle the principal.


ruto state appointments Featured image for Busia ex-governor Ojaamong lands new job in new Ruto state appointments
Tue 18 Jun, 2024 14:15
Busia ex-governor Ojaamong lands new job in new Ruto state appointments
Featured image for Busia ex-governor Ojaamong lands new job in new Ruto state appointments

In a June 14 Gazette notice, Ojaamong was appointed chairperson of the NEPAD/APRM Kenya Governing Council.


National Featured image for MPs to vote on Finance Bill next week - Ichung'wah
Tue 18 Jun, 2024 13:36
MPs to vote on Finance Bill next week - Ichung'wah
Featured image for MPs to vote on Finance Bill next week - Ichung'wah

National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichung'wah on Tuesday said that the debate will begin on Wednesday and will continue until Thursday.


National Featured image for #OccupyParliament protestors arrested in Nairobi CBD 
Tue 18 Jun, 2024 11:36
#OccupyParliament protestors arrested in Nairobi CBD 
Featured image for #OccupyParliament protestors arrested in Nairobi CBD 

Among those arrested were Hanifa Adan a reporter at The Eastleigh Voice.


National Featured image for The new face of activism in Kenya: Social media and anti-taxation protest
Tue 18 Jun, 2024 10:45
The new face of activism in Kenya: Social media and anti-taxation protest
Featured image for The new face of activism in Kenya: Social media and anti-taxation protest

The mobilisers of #OccupyParliament having proper channels to notify the government of the planned protest and having consulted legal experts, show the evolution of demos in the country.


Maureen Kinyanjui Featured image for KEMSA announces five-day closure from July 1
Tue 18 Jun, 2024 09:46
KEMSA announces five-day closure from July 1
Featured image for KEMSA announces five-day closure from July 1

The closure will affect the authority's Nairobi and regional distribution centres beginning July 1st to July 5th.


National Featured image for Ruto convenes Kenya Kwanza PG meeting ahead of tabling of Finance Bill, 2024 report
Tue 18 Jun, 2024 08:46
Ruto convenes Kenya Kwanza PG meeting ahead of tabling of Finance Bill, 2024 report
Featured image for Ruto convenes Kenya Kwanza PG meeting ahead of tabling of Finance Bill, 2024 report

The National Assembly's Finance and Planning Committee is expected to table their report on the Bill for debate by MPs, after which a vote will be taken on Thursday.


National Construction Authority Featured image for Contractors handed reprieve as State waives renewal penalties
Tue 18 Jun, 2024 08:02
Contractors handed reprieve as State waives renewal penalties
Featured image for Contractors handed reprieve as State waives renewal penalties

The National Construction Authority stated that the waiver will be subjected to contractors only in five categories.


OCS Londiani Featured image for Chief Justice Koome bans use of makeshifts structures as courtrooms
Mon 17 Jun, 2024 14:48
Chief Justice Koome bans use of makeshifts structures as courtrooms
Featured image for Chief Justice Koome bans use of makeshifts structures as courtrooms

In her statement, the CJ emphasised that the Judiciary continues to mourn the loss of Kivuti.


Technology Featured image for Auditor general exposes NTSA's inadequacies in producing smart driving licenses
Mon 17 Jun, 2024 14:01
Auditor general exposes NTSA's inadequacies in producing smart driving licenses
Featured image for Auditor general exposes NTSA's inadequacies in producing smart driving licenses

Another obstacle hindering the transition away from physical driving licences is the shortage of biometric kits.


Principal Magistrate Monica Kîvuti Featured image for "It should never happen again!" Ruto says as he mourns slain Magistrate Kivuti
Mon 17 Jun, 2024 13:13
"It should never happen again!" Ruto says as he mourns slain Magistrate Kivuti
Featured image for "It should never happen again!" Ruto says as he mourns slain Magistrate Kivuti

Ruto stated that the confrontation, threats, or attacks of any form against judicial officers are unacceptable, criminal, and an affront to the rule of law.


South B Ward Featured image for Traders in Nairobi's South B get reprieve as KURA halts demolition plans
Mon 17 Jun, 2024 10:08
Traders in Nairobi's South B get reprieve as KURA halts demolition plans
Featured image for Traders in Nairobi's South B get reprieve as KURA halts demolition plans

The roads include Kapiti, Aoko, Plainsview, Mwangeka, Sore, Mchumbi, Daidai, Mukenia and Mariakani.


World Blood Donor Day Featured image for Blood Donor Day: How Mama Lucy Hospital ramped up donation, curbed theft
Fri 14 Jun, 2024 16:47
Blood Donor Day: How Mama Lucy Hospital ramped up donation, curbed theft
Featured image for Blood Donor Day: How Mama Lucy Hospital ramped up donation, curbed theft

Security measures have been a critical focus at Mama Lucy Hospital to prevent blood theft, which was a significant issue in the past.


National Featured image for LSK condemns Makadara Courts shooting, calls for enhanced security measures
Fri 14 Jun, 2024 13:07
LSK condemns Makadara Courts shooting, calls for enhanced security measures
Featured image for LSK condemns Makadara Courts shooting, calls for enhanced security measures

The Magistrate was shot in the court on Thursday afternoon soon after she had delivered a ruling in a case involving the wife of the senior officer.


National Featured image for Relief at the pump as EPRA announces reduced fuel prices
Fri 14 Jun, 2024 11:32
Relief at the pump as EPRA announces reduced fuel prices
Featured image for Relief at the pump as EPRA announces reduced fuel prices

The authority attributed the drop to the decrease in landing cost and the stabilisation of the shilling against the dollar.


News Featured image for Emergency blood appeal for wounded Makadara magistrate
Fri 14 Jun, 2024 10:41
Emergency blood appeal for wounded Makadara magistrate
Featured image for Emergency blood appeal for wounded Makadara magistrate

The Magistrate was shot in the court on Thursday afternoon soon after she had delivered a ruling in a case involving the wife of a senior police officer.


World Blood Donor Day Featured image for Kenya marks 20th World Blood Donor Day in Marsabit County
Fri 14 Jun, 2024 10:21
Kenya marks 20th World Blood Donor Day in Marsabit County
Featured image for Kenya marks 20th World Blood Donor Day in Marsabit County

This year holds special significance as it marks the twentieth anniversary since the day was first established in 2004 by the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners.


National Featured image for Government tightens boda boda regulations amid surge in road fatalities
Fri 14 Jun, 2024 06:28
Government tightens boda boda regulations amid surge in road fatalities
Featured image for Government tightens boda boda regulations amid surge in road fatalities

In 2024 alone, 356 boda boda riders lost their lives in road accidents, with an equal number of crashes reported from January 1 to April 20, according to NTSA data.


Stephen Munyakho Featured image for Saudi Arabia gives new deadline for execution of Kenyan jailed for manslaughter
Thu 13 Jun, 2024 14:15
Saudi Arabia gives new deadline for execution of Kenyan jailed for manslaughter
Featured image for Saudi Arabia gives new deadline for execution of Kenyan jailed for manslaughter

Munyakho has been in custody for 13 years since April 9, 2011, in Shimeisi Prison in the Governorate of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.


Social Health Insurance Fund Featured image for Health Ministry releases tariffs for new SHIF benefits
Thu 13 Jun, 2024 09:01
Health Ministry releases tariffs for new SHIF benefits
Featured image for Health Ministry releases tariffs for new SHIF benefits

Both salaried and non-salaried Kenyans will make a monthly 2.75 per cent contribution of their income to the fund. Unemployed Kenyans will only pay a minimum of Sh300.


upper eastern security operation Featured image for MPs blame security operation on Kitui-Tana River border for fuelling conflict
Thu 13 Jun, 2024 08:27
MPs blame security operation on Kitui-Tana River border for fuelling conflict
Featured image for MPs blame security operation on Kitui-Tana River border for fuelling conflict

The MPs criticised the Ministry of Interior for starting the security operation in Kuriti without first consulting and coordinating with local leaders in the region.


President William Ruto Featured image for CS Duale commissions construction of 788 military housing units in Laikipia
Wed 12 Jun, 2024 17:02
CS Duale commissions construction of 788 military housing units in Laikipia
Featured image for CS Duale commissions construction of 788 military housing units in Laikipia

This initiative aims to address the acute housing deficit faced by Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) personnel. The housing units will be distributed as follows: Laikipia County (788 units), Gilgil (697 unit...


National Featured image for Catholic Bishops urge MPs to revise Finance Bill, 2024 terming it oppressive
Wed 12 Jun, 2024 08:03
Catholic Bishops urge MPs to revise Finance Bill, 2024 terming it oppressive
Featured image for Catholic Bishops urge MPs to revise Finance Bill, 2024 terming it oppressive

The bishops suggested that the government establish a tax regime that is predictable and conducive to economic growth rather than one that stifles the private sector and overburdened the poor and vuln...


News Featured image for KeNHA announces four-day traffic disruption on Mombasa Road
Wed 12 Jun, 2024 07:27
KeNHA announces four-day traffic disruption on Mombasa Road
Featured image for KeNHA announces four-day traffic disruption on Mombasa Road

The partial closure will take place from Thursday, June 13 to June 16, 2024.


SHIF Featured image for Cabinet approves transition from NHIF to Social Health Authority
Tue 11 Jun, 2024 19:08
Cabinet approves transition from NHIF to Social Health Authority
Featured image for Cabinet approves transition from NHIF to Social Health Authority

The registration exercises will start on June 21, 2024, across all 47 counties and on all platforms.


SK Macharia Featured image for Directline Assurance still operational, says Insurance Regulatory Authority
Tue 11 Jun, 2024 14:16
Directline Assurance still operational, says Insurance Regulatory Authority
Featured image for Directline Assurance still operational, says Insurance Regulatory Authority

In a statement on Tuesday, IRA Chief Executive Officer Godfrey Kiptum said the company's declaration of closure was null and void. 


Revenue Collection Featured image for City Hall repossesses 25 unpaid, grabbed loading zones in CBD 
Tue 11 Jun, 2024 13:18
City Hall repossesses 25 unpaid, grabbed loading zones in CBD 
Featured image for City Hall repossesses 25 unpaid, grabbed loading zones in CBD 

The loading zones will be converted back into parking slots which will increase parking capacity in the CBD.


Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen Featured image for Government to prioritise roads in security-challenged regions, says Murkomen
Tue 11 Jun, 2024 12:52
Government to prioritise roads in security-challenged regions, says Murkomen
Featured image for Government to prioritise roads in security-challenged regions, says Murkomen

The CS noted that the vast regions need affirmative action, which are policies and practices aimed at benefiting marginalised parts of the country.


Maureen Kinyanjui Featured image for Boost for Eastleigh traders as county plans construction of two modern markets
Tue 11 Jun, 2024 10:00
Boost for Eastleigh traders as county plans construction of two modern markets
Featured image for Boost for Eastleigh traders as county plans construction of two modern markets

City Hall plans to construct a multi-million market in Eastleigh North ward, located at Eastleigh kwa Ndege.


revenue sharing kenya Featured image for 'Nobody will be spared': Kindiki warns leaders against negative ethnicity, incitement
Mon 10 Jun, 2024 20:09
'Nobody will be spared': Kindiki warns leaders against negative ethnicity, incitement
Featured image for 'Nobody will be spared': Kindiki warns leaders against negative ethnicity, incitement

Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki vowed on Monday that his ministry would go after leaders who promote negative ethnicity, saying none would be spared.


President William Ruto Featured image for Ruto and Gachagua score D in latest InfoTrak poll
Mon 10 Jun, 2024 15:23
Ruto and Gachagua score D in latest InfoTrak poll
Featured image for Ruto and Gachagua score D in latest InfoTrak poll

The deputy president scored 42 per cent on communicating to Kenyans what they are doing and on competency. 


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