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Transparency news October 1st 2013

March 24 th.

 

Nation: Ex-PS backs firm in  Sh50m fraud case (Pg 6)

A former permanent secretary on Monday testified in a Sh50 million fraud case facing two directors of a water company.

Nation: Ousted senators want  court to nullify ruling (Pg 8)

Two senators with disabilities have appealed against a ruling which struck out their nomination.

Nation: Exam audit report lays bare serious language problems (Pg 8)

Some of the candidates who sat last year’s Standard Eight national exams failed flat in writing compositions, a post-mortem report on the tests shows.

Nation: Ex-PS backs firm in  Sh50m fraud case (Pg 16)

A former permanent secretary on Monday testified in a Sh50 million fraud case facing two directors of a water company.

Nation: Fresh job evaluation in counties on way (Pg 22)

The salaries team is set to conduct a fresh job evaluation for State officers in county governments to address discontent among employees in the devolved units.

Nation: State seeks to cut links with  partner in refinery ownership (Pg 32)

The government wants to end its partnership with a firm that controls a 50 per cent stake in the Kenya Petroleum Refineries Limited.

Nation: Our corruption makes it easy for terrorists to kill (Pg 14)

The issue at hand is not about KDF being in Somalia, but our lack of resolve or laxity. We are so corrupt and our borders too porous.

Standard: House team told KDF yet to find  bodies of five mall attackers (Pg 2)

The mystery of Westgate terror attack deepened Monday as it emerged that State has not retrieved five bodies of attackers who were killed last week.

Standard: Big blow for CORD as co-principal  Wetangula’s win overturned (Pg 4)

The mystery of Westgate terror attack deepened Monday as it emerged that State has not retrieved five bodies of attackers who were killed last week.

Standard: Mutunga turns down Chief Registrar’s request for time extension (Pg 6)

The Judicial Service Commission has refused to grant the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary, Gladys Shollei, an extension of two weeks to hand in her report on allegations levelled against her.

Standard: PS ‘doesn’t know’ investors in refinery (Pg 8)

Energy and Petroleum PS Joseph Njoroge told a parliamentary committee that he did not know the shareholders of a company that acquired 50 per cent stake in the Kenya Petroleum Oil Refinery.

Standard: CIC faults proposed law that seeks to  establish county development board (Pg 8)

The Commission on the Implementation of the Constitution (CIC) has warned that the County Government Bill published by the Senate is against the letter and spirit of the Constitution.

Standard: Serem rejects counties’ pay demands (Pg 10)

The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) has ruled out a pay increase for Members of the County Assemblies (MCAs)

Standard: Jubilee politicians step up  campaign to have Uhuru  skip The Hague hearing (Pg 17)

President Uhuru Kenyatta is under pressure from his allies and supporters not to attend his forthcoming criminal trial at the ICC.

Standard: Judge says Sambu, Eseli  validly elected as MPs(Pg 18)

A court has upheld the election of two Bungoma County MPs, who are serving their second terms in Parliament

Standard: Diaspora voices  demands over  next election (Pg 21)

Kenyans living in the United States want the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission ( IEBC) to outline programs for them to participate in the next general election.

Standard: Board wants  vetting of all in  justice chain (Pg 23)

The Judges and Magistrates Vetting Board wants all staff in in the justice chain to undergo vetting if the country’s legal system is to achieve desired reforms

Standard: Mining row  case up for  hearing today(Pg 24)

A row pitting two mining firms over exploration and mining of niobium and rare earths

in Mrima Hills, Kwale, in South Coast, will be heard today at the High Court

Standard: Leaders lay out plans  for county projects (Pg 24)

Political leaders from Kisii County have agreed to develop an integrated plan to avoid duplication of development projects.

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