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FRANCE LOANS KENYA SH 3.8 BILLION FOR POWER.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta and French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault witnessed the signing of the Credit Facility Agreement at State House, Nairobi.(PHOTO BY PSCU)
BY SAM ALFAN.

France will inject 9.5 mega watts of power into Kenya’s grid drastically lowering the cost of energy.

This after the two countries signed a Sh3.63 billion deal for power grids in three northern Kenya counties.

The installation us seen as a boost to the economy supplementing efforts by the government to provide affordable power to all Kenyans.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault witnessed the signing of the deal at State House in Nairobi on Monday.

The pact will provide funds for a mini-grid retrofitting project that will be implemented by Kenya Power and will see the installation of 9.5MW of additional power in the counties.

An additional 0.6MW will be pumped by wind power.

The projects will involve the setting up of mini-grids at 23 sites, including Banisa, Baragoi, Daadab, Eldas, Elwak, Faza, Habaswein, Hola, and Hulugho.

Other sites that will benefit from the funding are Kiunga, Mandera, Maikona, Merti, Mfangano, North Horr, Laisamis, Lokichogio, Lokiriama, Lokitang, Lokori, Rhamu and Takaba.

WHAT YOU MUST TAKE EVERY MORNING.

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Glasses of warm water.

BY DUNCAN M.

Most of us take a hot cup of tea or coffee in the morning yes its good for the day,but have you ever considered taking a glass of warm water in the morning?Well here are a few benefits you miss.

1.CLEANSES DIGESTION.

Taking warm water in the morning helps flush out toxins and help break down food in you stomach faster and keep the digestive system on track.Taking cold water after meals will harden the oil in the consumed foods hence creating fat deposits in the intestine.

2. AIDS CONSTIPATION.

Drinking very warm water in the morning on an empty stomach can help improve bowel movements and aid constipation while breaking down foods as they smoothly pass through the intestines.Stimulating the bowels will help return your body back to normal functioning.

3.ALLEVIATES PAIN.

This might sound crazy but it works,warm water is considered to be nature’s most powerful home remedy,can help alleviate pain from menstruation to headaches,the heat from warm water has a calming and soothing effect on the abdominal muscles which helps instant relief for cramps by increasing blood flow to the skin and help relax the cramped muscles.

4.SHEDS EXCESS POUNDS.

Taking a glass of warm water and a lemon immersed in the morning will help break down the adipose tissue,or body fat,in your body,and also control food craving due to lemon’s pectin fiber.

To reap all those benefits of warm water,drink it 760-5377 morning plain or with a lemon immersed(which is better)

NB: ENSURE AFTER BOILING, LET THE WATER COOL FOR A FEW MINUTES BEFORE CONSUMING,ALWAYS CHECK WITH YOUR PRESCRIBING PHYSICIAN BEFORE TAKING WARM WATER IF YOU ARE ON ANY MEDICATION TO AVOID IMPACT ON THE EFFICACY OF YOUR MEDICATIONS.

Duncan M is a
Clinical and community nutritionist.
duncanm993@gmail.com

CHINA OFFICIAL ‘FIGHTS’ HIS TAIWAN COUNTERPART IN A NAIROBI COURT.

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A Chinese Embassy official Gao Yu (right) attempts in vain to persuade Taiwan’s representative to South Africa John Chen (left)  to give up on a case in which Chinese and Taiwan Nationals have been jointly charged with illegal use of telecommunications  equipment’s in Kenya at Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi on Tuesday July 26,2016.

BY SAM ALFAN.

China and Taiwan governments representative yesterday engaged in a heated confrontation in court.

Chinese official attempted to persuade his Taiwan counterpart Mr John Chen to give up on a case in which Chinese and Taiwan Nationals have been jointly charged with illegal use of telecommunications  equipments in Kenya.

The two officials were seen engaging each other in tough conversation in the corridors of Nairobi Magistrate courts and further outside the Milimani law courts.

Taiwan has objected a move where its citizens were deported to China instead of their country.

China has announced that the group of Taiwanese citizens, deported to China from Kenya will be prosecuted on charges of telecommunications fraud.

The move escalated to a diplomatic battle that has outraged Taiwan, which sees the deportation of its citizens to China as an extrajudicial abduction.

Taiwanese citizens arrived in Beijing hooded and handcuffed.

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Mr Chen told a news conference in Nairobi they had been acquitted by the Chief Magistrate’s court and ordered deported to their country.

Contrary to the order, he said the foreigners were forcefully removed from police cells and whisked away to Jomo Kenyatta Airport en-route to China.

In china, the Taiwanese have been imprisoned.

Efforts to have the Taiwanese released from China prisons have bore no fruit.

Mr Chen said that the extra-legal deportations took place as Taiwan government appealed to have the deportation halted until proper arrangement were made to have their citizens taken back to their country of origin.

EACC CAUTIONED ON TONGUE WAGGING OVER ITS CHAIR PHILLIP KINISU INQUIRY.

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Anti-graft agency chairperson Phillip Kinisu.
BY SAM ALFAN.

Commissioners of the anti-graft agency must hold their tongues over the ongoing investigations on their chairperson Phillip Kinisu.

The court said that no one from the ethics team should make any statements concerning that inquiry.

This is after activist Okiya Omtatah moved to court demanding that Deputy CEO Michael Mubea be compelled to make full disclosure regarding Sh50.4 million allegedly paid on April 14 2015 through the firm of Michael Daud and MS Ogola and Company Advocates.

“I suspect that the said money is part of 791 million shillings which was stolen from National Youth Service and which EACC was investigating with the Deputy CEO Michael Mubea,”Omutatah argues.

Mr Omtata says that following the clandestine and unexplained release of confidential documents plucked from the personal file of EACC chairperson Phillip Kinusu by Kiptoo John and Joseph Njuguna masquerading as the Bunge la Mwananchi, hype has resulted seeking the irregular and political removal of KINUSU from the office of EACC.

He further claims that the pattern has been used for over years to harass and hound the EACC chairman and its commissioners out of office whenever they stand up to corruption cartels in and outside the government.

Kinisu was on Monday summoned to the Directorate of Criminal Investigation, Kiambu for grilling and to record statements on how his family company Esaki Limited won government tenders worth millions of shillings.

The matter will be heard on August 9.

PILOTS DEMAND THE RESIGNATION OF KENYA AIRWAYS BOSS MBUVI NGUNZE.

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Kenya Airways CEO Mbuvi Ngunze who Kenya Airline Pilots Association (KALPA) calling for the immediate resignation.

BY SAM ALFAN.

Kenya Airline Pilots Association (KALPA) has accused Kenya Airways management of doing little to save the kenyan airline.

KALPA has consistently voiced its position on poor management of the airline.

Speaking today in Nairobi, the union accused the management of Kenya airways of retaining over 70 foreign employees with more favorable terms of service at the expense of local ones with matching skill sets and experience.

KALPA is calling for the immediate resignation of Kenya Airways CEO Mbuvi Ngunze and the board of directors.

This is following huge losses that the airline announced last week.

“Since Mbuvi was appointed to the helm of the organization and the so-called watchful eye of the board, he has failed to clearly articulate the reasons behind the falling state of the company’s fortunes, he lacks experience and moral authority to continue leading the company” KALPA says.

HEALTH SECTOR GIVEN INTERNATIONAL ACCLAIM OVER SERVICES.

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Health The Ministry of Health headquarters in Nairobi.

BY SAM ALFAN.

The Ministry of Health has today received international acclamation for having state of the art hospital equipment.

The Government received the ISO 9001-2008 Certificate award for proof that it has implemented quality management systems based on International standards.

Following the certification, the Health Ministry is bound by the performance contract and is required to implement a Quality Management System (QMS) based on the ISO through a consultative process to promote quality assurance in its processes.

Speaking today, Cabinet Secretary for Health Dr Cleophas Mailu affirmed the ministry’s commitment to ensuring availability of resources required for the maintenance of the implemented system beyond certification for effectiveness and maintenance of its integrity.

FORMER CBK BOSS PROF NJUGUNA NDUNG’U REPRIEVED.

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Former Central Bank Governor Prof Njuguna Ndung’u lawyer lawyer Cecil Miller who will represent him in a case where he is challenging the decision to charge him over the contested tender award.
BY SAM ALFAN.

Former Central Bank Governor Prof Njuguna Ndung’u has a momentius reprieve after a Sh1.2 billion security tender case against him was postponed.

The Court of Appeal was told that the former CBK boss has appointed lawyer Cecil Miller to represent him in a case where he is challenging the decision to charge him over the contested tender award.

Mr Miller takes over from lawyer Donald Kipkorir, who represented Prof Ndung’u at the High Court over the same matter.

Appearing before Justices Sankale Kantai, Jamila Mohamed and Philomena Mwilu, Prof Ndung’u told the court that he had just instructed him (Miller) and needed time to file his submissions.

The court allowed his request for an adjournment and directed that he files his submission within ten days.

The DPP and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) will respond to the application within seven days.

The hearing date will also be set on priority basis in the month of September 2016.

GOVERNMENT ALLOCATES MORE MONEY FOR STUDENTS TO JOIN TECHNICAL INSTITUTIONS.

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Deputy President William Ruto speaking to parents and students at Nairobi school.

BY SAM ALFAN.

The government has increased the number of students joining tertiary institutions.

50,000 more students will join Technical and Vocational Education and Training institutions (TVET) following the increment in public intake aimed at combating unemployment among youth.

Higher Education and Loans Board has also allocated Sh500 Million to be availed to 20,000 students interested in pursuing technical education in Kenya.

Already Sh396 million of the money has been disbursed to 11,000 students in over 2000 technical institutions across the country.

Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i urged such institutions to maximize on Vocational, Technical and Science, Technology engineering and Mathematics training and desist from offering predominant art based courses whose job market is not certain.

AXE FALLS ON NYS SCANDAL SUSPECTS.

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Chief actor in the NYS scam, Ben Gethi at Milimani Chief Magistrate Court where they lost their bid to defer money laundering plea on Thursday July 28,2016.
BY SAM ALFAN.

The last theatrical episode of the NYS scandal prosecutions presented by the suspects has been rolled up.

Chief actors in the scam, Ben Gethi his mother Charity Gethi, Josephine Kabura with nine other’s will now plead to charges of stealing Sh791 million youth money.

This is after their second attempt to stop their prosecution was thwarted by a Nairobi court.

The suspects among them lawyer Eric Ogola were also directed to plead to 15 counts of money laundering on August 15.

While dismissing their plea for deferment of their prosecution CM Ogembo said their case lacked merit and did not find a justified reason as to why their trial, which has been delayed for nearly six months, should not commence.

They were initially expected to plead to the charges in February, but are yet to following the multiple applications.

On June 29, Justice Joseph Onguto dismissed seven applications filed by the suspects – they were arraigned following links to theft of Sh791 million NYS cash.

Judge Onguto at that time said the DPP had not abused his powers in preferring the charges as alleged by the suspects.

He said it was not for the High court to determine the innocence of the accused persons but for the trial court to make a determination.

TRUMP TRAMPLED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA.

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US President Barrack Obama hugs Republican Presidential nominee he accused Donald Trump of fueling anger and hate among Americans.

BY NT CORRESPONDENT IN US.

Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump has been accused of fueling anger and hate among Americans.

In a mouth watering speech President Barack Obama described Ms Hilary Clinton as one who would lead America firmly in the right direction.

President Obama said his former secretary of state is a better qualified candidate than even he or her husband.

“I can say with confidence there has never been a man or a woman — not me, not Bill, nobody — more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as President of the United States of America,” he said.

“America is already great,” Obama insisted, rejecting Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.” “America is already strong. And I promise you, our strength, our greatness, does not depend on Donald Trump.”

President Obama also said that two terms of a Democrat presidency weren’t enough to finish the work he started.

Obama cautioned on Trump saying “Because he’s selling the American people short. We are not a fragile or frightful people. Our power doesn’t come from some self-declared savior promising that he alone can restore order. We don’t look to be ruled.”

“What we heard was a deeply pessimistic vision of a country where we turn against each other, and turn away from the rest of the world,” Obama said.
“There were no serious solutions to pressing problems — just the fanning of resentment, and blame, and anger, and hate.”