Kenya shuns Somalia, recognises Somaliland as independent country

The Kenya-Somalia bilateral relations seem to have gotten to a point of no return after Nairobi recognised Somaliland as an independent country. On Thursday, Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Ambassador Macharia Kamau held talks with Somaliland Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Yasin Hagi Mohamed and “discussed issues of mutual interest between the two countries and ways of strengthening the cooperation”. The breakaway state of Somaliland has been a self-governing region of Somalia for more than 20 years, but its claim of independence is not recognized by Mogadishu or…

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Scandal as Sh 67.9 billion pension money paid to undeserving claimants, Ouko

Kenya’s Auditor General, Edward Ouko has stated that a whooping Sh 67.9 billion was irregularly paid out to undeserving claimants, locking out genuine pensioners. Kenya National Audit Office (KENAO), has released details on how the country lost billions of money in a new pensions’ scandal. While tabling his audit report to Parliament, Ouko, insisted that conniving officials at the Treasury manipulated the Pensions Management Information System (PMIS)  to release the funds. The PMIS framework awarded pension payments to people who had exited from their professional work desks. He further added…

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Interior PS Kibicho now turns to police over Ruto harassment

Interior Principal Secretary Dr Karanja Kibicho, yesterday filed a formal complaint at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), alleging that his boss, Dr William Ruto, is harassing him. In a strange twist, Kibicho, who heads security agencies, in his capacity as the accounting officer in the Ministry of Interior, opted to file a complaint rather than respond to summons by the DCI. While Kibicho has found himself at loggerheads with the Deputy President for at least a year now, current developments emanate from the assassination claims shared by Ruto on…

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Four basis points contesting authenticity of DP Ruto’s assassination letter

Kenya’s political excitement is currently on bipolar levels as thoughts and opinions raise temperature over a letter allegedly authored with the intention of hurting William Ruto. Following the activation of a letter, purportedly authored by a Cabinet Secretary and designed to cause political, psychological and physical harm to the Deputy President, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has come out to point four reasons why the letter could be fake. According to the DCI, accessing the Head of State, through a letter, calls for the notification of the Head of…

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