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Transparency news October 2nd 2013

March 24 th.

 

Nation: Uhuru orders probe  into Westgate attack(Pg 1)

President Kenyatta yesterday ordered the establishment of a commission of inquiry to investigate the Westgate Mall terror attack

Nation: IEBC says eligible  millions didn’t vote (Pg 2)

About 6.6 million eligible Kenyans did not participate in the last General Elections because they lacked national identity cards, the electoral commission has stated in its annual report.

Nation: Wetang’ula vows to  appeal case ruling (Pg 6)

Former Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula on Tuesday vowed to appeal a ruling that nullified his election amid fears that he could be blocked from defending the seat.

Nation: Cord protests list  of House teams (Pg 7)

An attempt to reorganise the committees in the National Assembly was scuttled Tuesday evening after the Cord coalition protested saying the lists had been changed at the last minute to its disadvantage

Nation: House team rejects TSC nominees (Pg  9)

The National Assembly Education committee has rejected the President Kenyatta six nominees for appointment to the Teachers Service Commission

Nation: State firms face probe over court cases (Pg 10)

Parliament is moving in to investigate a rising number of mega court cases through which key State parastatals are losing millions of shillings in lawyers’ fees and damages.

Nation: Agency: It was right to raid  Oswago house (Pg 16)

The anti-corruption agency has defended the raids police conducted on electoral commission chief executive James Oswago’s homes.

Nation: Assemblies demand salaries team  boss Serem’s head in pay dispute (Pg 18)

County assemblies have demanded the resignation of salaries team boss Sarah Serem, accusing her of refusing to raise their members’ pay.

Nation: Ogiek elders complain  of poor Mau revival pace (Pg 22)

The Ogiek Council of Elders has complained to President Kenyatta of his government’s “reluctance” to restore the Mau Forest Complex.

Nation: Scandal lands former  NHIF bosses in court (Last page)

Four people, including former national health insurer boss Richard Kerich, will appear in court on Wednesday in connection with the loss of millions of shillings meant for civil servants’ medical cover.

Standard: Top managers face charges over suspended NHIF scheme (Pg 1)

Former National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) top managers are expected in court to face corruption related charges involving millions of shillings.

Standard: Uhuru to set up  inquiry to probe  Westgate attack (Pg 2)

President Uhuru Kenyatta announced Tuesday that an inquiry would be set up to investigate the handling of the Westgate Mall attack as the public sought to know what exactly happened during the four day siege.

Standard: ‘Dictatorship weakens judicial system’(Pg 6)

Authoritarian management system in the Judiciary is to blame for the poor services, breakdown in communication and runaway corruption

Standard: IEBC seeks to have elections  held separately (Pg 6)

The electoral commission has made a formal request to the National Assembly to amend the Constitution so that the election of various categories of candidates is held on different days.

Standard: Firm lays claim  to mineral-rich  land in Kwale (Pg 10)

A mining company has laid claim to the over 280-acre Mrima Hills in South Coast that had been assigned to Cortec Mining Ltd by the Commissioner of Mines and Geology.

Standard: Former NHIF bosses to be charged (Pg 11)

Former National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) top managers are expected in court to face corruption related charges involving millions of shillings.

Standard: Uhuru nominees to TSC rejected again (Pg 12)

A parliamentary committee has rejected President Uhuru Kenyatta’s nominees to the Teachers Service Commission.

Standard: Jubilee, Cord fail to agree on  changes to House committees (Pg 12)

The ruling Jubilee coalition and the opposition’s Coalition for Reform and Democracy failed to agree in a move to alter the membership of 85 MPs sitting on committees of the House.

Standard: Trial resumes with witness 536 on the stand (Pg 36)

The first prosecution witness at The Hague is expected to continue with her testimony today as the trial against Deputy President William Ruto and former radio journalist Joshua Sang resumes.

Standard: Read fine print on Kenya-Essar oil refi nery partnership (Pg 14)

The time may have come for the Government to terminate its partnership agreement with Essar Energy Overseas for failing to honour its promise to modernise the Kenya Petroleum Refineries Limited.

Standard: Ford-K leader  appeals ruling  cancelling win(Pg 22)

A day after the Bungoma High Court nullified his election, former Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula moved to the Court of Appeal seeking to have the ruling overturned

Standard: CORD faults decision on poll case against Wetang’ula, calls it biased(Pg 22)

The ruling by a Bungoma court nullifying CORD co-principal Moses Wetang’ula’s election as senator has elicited mixed reactions from a crosssection of leaders

Standard: Oswago alleges ill motive in probe(Pg 22)

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chief Executive Officer James Oswago yesterday told a court that the investigations by the State’s anti-corruption agency against him was politically motivated

Standard: Uproar as assembly allocates itself Sh975m(Pg 23)

Makueni County Assembly members have passed an amended supplementary budget, allocating themselves Sh975 million amid jeers from an infuriated public.

The People: Ex-NHIF bosses face Sh 116m graft charge (Pg 1)

The People: House team rejects list of 6 TSC nominees (Pg 6)

The People: Court to rule on Oswago graft probe next month (Pg 10)

 

 

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