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Ruto allies forced out of the plum house teams in the BBI push: The Standard

Former majority leader of the Aden Duale National Assembly. [Standard] Major allies of Deputy President William Ruto have been banished to less influential committees in the struggle for control of the house before the constitutional reforms of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). This, as an ally of President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga, ended up in positions on …

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Honor our nurses … they pay the ultimate price for our lives

By BERNADINE MUTANU On June 18, Moses Gitonga Ringera, the clinical nurse who recently succumbed to Covid-19, reported working as usual at the University of Nairobi clinic. But hours later he complained of chest pain and shortness of breath. “When he was examined, his blood sugar was very high, although he had no diabetes in the past,” said his wife …

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MPs invite memoranda to PFM amendment to protect SMEs from virus breakdown »Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 13 – The National Assembly calls on Kenyans to present their views on a proposed amendment to the public finance management law, which will help micro, small and medium-sized businesses to counter the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic should be cushioned. In a public announcement, National Assembly official Michael Sialai said members of the public should …

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Churches open their doors on Tuesday; Will you come in ?: The standard

Reverend Canon Sammy Wainaina (kneeling) and Reverend Richard Mayabi yesterday during the liturgy on the fifth Sunday after the Trinity in All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi. [Boniface Okendo, Standard] As the churches prepare to resume worship after more than three months, believers and clergy have expressed mixed feelings about whether they should attend. Bishop Mike Brawan of Metro Church was …

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Sonko, NMS boss Badi in the new fight for the dominance of city projects

By COLLINS OMULO The director general of Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS), Mohammed Badi, and the governor of Nairobi, Mike Sonko, could lead to a further struggle for the implementation of projects in the capital. This happened after NMS made an exception by attributing Sonko to an ongoing street lighting project in the Mlango Kubwa community in the Mathare constituency. The …

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Why churches and mosques remain closed: the standard

Worshipers follow a virtual service at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nairobi. [Elvis Ogina/Standard] Most churches and mosques remain closed indefinitely, although religious institutions are preparing protocols for reopening. Up until yesterday, several religious leaders had told their flock that they would not resume normal worship and continue to preach virtually. Bishop David Oginde of Christ is the Ministry of …

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Covid-19: Kenya is approaching 10,000 cases, 278 more are positive

By FREEDOM FREDRICK The number of Covid 19 cases in Kenya has risen by 278 on Saturday to a total of 9,726 since the first was reported on March 13. Mercy Mwangangi, Chief Administrative Secretary of Health Care (CAS), announced the update in Kwale County when government officials visited decentralized units to assess their plans to fight the deadly disease …

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Aman says “slight increase” in teenage pregnancies isn’t as alarming as reported »Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 11 – Rashid Aman, Chief Administrative Secretary of Health Chief, said on Saturday that a “slight increase” in reported pregnancies among teenagers in the country was not as alarming as the media predicted. Aman, speaking while commemorating World Population Day, said that the numbers reported in the current quarter are lower than the country’s during the similar …

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