Governor Waititu, wife fail to post bail, remanded

Besieged Kiambu county governor, Ferdinand Waititu Babayao, and his equally estranged wife, Susan Ndungu, were on Tuesday taken up for remand, after failing to post bail. While Hon. Waititu heads to the Industrial Area Remand Prison, his wife will join the Lang’ata Women Prison under similar remand terms. Charged over a Ksh.588 million scandal involving the irregular award of tenders, Waititu failed to post a Sh. 15 million cash bail while his wife did not raise Sh.4 million for the same purpose. Alternatively, they were required by the Anti Corruption…

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You’ve helped us increase access to Europe market, Ruto tells outgoing EU envoy

Kenya values its collaboration and partnership with the European Union, “especially in the areas of agriculture, infrastructure, climate change adaptation and counter-terrorism”, Deputy President William Ruto has said. “Our engagement has increased access to export markets in Europe, enhanced the volume of trade between Kenya and EU member states and strengthened support for the blue economy and maritime security,” Ruto said on Tuesday, when he bid farewell to outgoing EU ambassador Stefano Dejak. Dejak is leaving after finishing his tour of duty, which he started on September 15, 2015. His departure…

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Bomet Governor, Dr. Joyce Laboso’s remains to be interred in Kisumu, husband says

Dr. Edwin Abonyo, the husband to the departed governor of Bomet, Joyce Laboso, has indicated that she will be buried in Kisumu. Speaking to the press, Dr. Abonyo shared that they had, as a family, made a decision to have Laboso’s final funeral rights take place at their Fort Ternan home, in Koru. Luo elders had raised their concerns insisting that Dr. Joyce Laboso deserved to rest at the land of her husband, at least in accordance to Luo customary traditions. Burial plans are already underway and preparations are taking…

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Family conflict over Ken Okoth’s burial plans

A section of the late Kibra MP Ken Okoth’s family has raised objections over his anticipated cremation in Nairobi. Led by Raymond Mbai, Okoth’s paternal family has also said  they are in the dark over burial plans. They now insist that he should be buried customarily next to his late father in their rural home in Rangwe constituency. Mbai, speaking on behalf of Okoth’s extended family, requested that the late MP be buried in accordance with the burial provisions of Luo customs and traditions. Mbai said that Okoth’s father had…

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Uhuru to hold talks with Jamaica PM in Kingston

President Uhuru Kenyatta will next week visit Kingston for bilateral talks with Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness, State House has said. The two leaders and their respective delegations are expected to discuss and explore opportunities for enhanced bilateral relations between Kenya and Jamaica, a press statement to media houses by State House spokesperson Kanze Dena-Mararo said. Kenyatta and Holness last met in June last year at the G7 Summit in Quebec, Canada, where they discussed athletics, agriculture and trade. On boosting trade between the two countries, President Kenyatta and Prime…

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