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Transparency news October 14th 2013

March 24 th.

 

Nation: Lawyers warn of arrest if Uhuru absconds (Pg 5)

A section of lawyers on Sunday warned of the possibility of the International Criminal Court issuing a warrant for President Kenyatta’s arrest should he fail to attend his trial in The Hague.

Nation: Muthama  opposes  pullout Bill (Pg 5)

Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama has vowed to oppose a planned Bill to pull Kenya out of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Nation: Kebs oce tender  to be floated afresh (Pg 6)

A fresh tender for a multi-billion-shilling office and laboratory block for the standards watchdog in Mombasa has been ordered.

Nation: Fresh row at police  team as boss is fired (Pg 8)

A fresh row has erupted at the National Police Service Commission after its chief executive Elijah Achoch was sent home — barely six months after taking office.

Nation: Scrapping of  TA ‘a plot to  kill devolution’ (Pg 9)

Scrapping of  TA ‘a plot to  kill devolution’

Nation: Schools accused of tender abuse (Pg 9)

A row is brewing between a booksellers lobby and schools over a non-refundable standard fee charged for tenders.

Nation: Knut blows whistle on ghost teachers (Pg 10)

Taxpayers are losing millions of shillings to ghost teachers each year, a union official has claimed.

Nation: Sh3.7bn set aside to hire nurses (Pg 18)

The government has set aside Sh3.7 billion to employ nurses and clinical officers this financial year.

Nation: MPs support Bill  seeking to set up  county boards (Pg 19)

Nation: Anti-graft agency probes Judiciary (last page)

The anti-graft watchdog has started investigating allegations of corruption in the Judiciary.

Standard: Who will back  Uhuru at UN? (Pg 1)

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s immunity from trial by the International Criminal Court (ICC) might be decided by 15 nations, who are members of the UN Security Council.

Standard: Reformed Judiciary  now facing acid test in  latest turn of events (Pg 2)

We found a Judiciary that was designed to fail,” Dr Mutunga told Parliament.

Standard: Slow justice system denies many  Kenyans right to timely appeals (Pg 3)

It has been a torturous 36 months since Alexander Chepkonga and a former inspector of police were convicted to hang for murder of a medical doctor in a dawn shooting after a night of partying.

Standard: Uhuru’s ICC fate rests with five nations (Pg 4)

President Uhuru Kenyattaâ s immunity from trial by the International Criminal Court ( ICC) might be decided by 15 nations, who are members of the UN Security Council.

Standard: ICC yet to rule on Uhuru petitions (Pg 5)

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is yet to make a determination of many key applications by President Uhuru Kenyatta one month to the commencement of his trial.

Standard: Review position on ICC case against  Uhuru, UK lawmakers urge Britain (Pg 6)

UK lawmakers debated the International Criminal Court (ICC) cases against President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto during which some pressed the British Government to review its position on the matter.

Standard: Why mass pullout from Hague court failed (Pg 6)

Reluctance by nations from South and West Africa reportedly led to the shelving of a proposal for mass walkout from the ICC by 34 states during the AU summit at the weekend in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Standard: NPSC approves promotion of officers (Pg 8)

NPSC approves promotion of officers

 

Standard: Lenku issues stern warning to  potential inciters ahead of polls (Pg 8)

Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Ole Lenku has said the government will deal firmly with anyone who might be planning to incite violence during the forthcoming by-elections.

Standard: CIC launches bid to  block MPs’ ‘pay’ Bill (Pg 9)

CIC launches bid to  block MPs’ ‘pay’ Bill

Standard: Yes, let officials explain  the missing Sh300b (Pg 14)

President Uhuru Kenyatta should be commended for giving government officials seven days to explain how they spent over Sh300 billion the Auditor General says is unaccounted for in the 2011/2012 financial year.

Standard: MPs hit out at  Cabinet Secretary  over official trips (Pg 20)

A parliamentary committee is furious with the Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communication and Technology, Fred Matiang’i, over his ministry’s failure to include them in domestic and foreign trips.

Standard: Treasury reacts to audit report (Pg 22)

 

 

Standard: Progress as county signs Sh440b investment deals (Pg 24)

 

 

Standard: Oil rich region locals want  benefits from the deposits (Pg 29)

Residents of Turkana County want the oil and water deposits discovered in the region to benefit them as the first beneficiaries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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