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Transparency news October 28th 2013

March 24 th.

 

Standard: Ouko calls for probe into maize deal(Pg 10)

The Auditor General wants anticorruption agency to investigate the Sh4.8 billion tender between the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) and a private company.

Standard: My hands are  clean, says  Baraza(Pg 10)

Former Deputy Chief Justice Nancy Baraza has said she was never summoned to testify before the parliamentary Public Investments Committee that investigated the contract between National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) and Erad Supplies and General Contracts Limited.

Standard: Kenya faces serious food shortage (Pg 20)

Kenya faces a serious food shortage following a drop in maize production,according to a report by Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development.

Standard: Climate change blamed for crop failure in county(Pg 20)

Nakuru County has recorded poor harvest of various crops largely due to the impact of climate change.

Standard: Ndorobo forest  evictees want  compensation (Pg 24)

Several families from the Ogiek and Ndorobo communities evicted from a government forest 10 years ago want the government to consider them in the ongoing resettlement programme.

Standard: Oil exploration halted as  locals protest over hirings (Pg 24)

The on-going oil exploration in parts of Turkana South and East districts has been suspended indefinitely following protests by local communities.

Standard: Uhuru to assent to Wildlife Bill(Pg 24)

President Uhuru Kenyatta has said he will assent to the Wildlife Bill 2013 once it is approved by Parliament.

Nation: Revealed: Africa’s case for Uhuru at UN talks(Pg 1)

The case against President Kenyatta and his deputy, Mr William Ruto, should be put on hold so that the two leaders focus on leading the fight against international terrorism, the African Union has

Nation: Tullow halts drilling over job protests(Pg 1)

Kenya’s search for oil has suffered a temporary setback after an international company suspended its operations due to public protests targeting its sites in Turkana County at the weekend.

Nation: Union chief accuses TSC of biased hiring (Pg 2)

Knut on Sunday accused the Teachers Service Commission of corruption, nepotism and disrespect.

Nation: Judicial sta shortage  slows hearing of cases (Pg 2)

Operations at Nakuru law courts have constantly been disrupted following a shortage of staff.

 Nation: Kenya cases threat  to peace, warns AU (Pg 4)

The case against President Kenyatta and his deputy, Mr William Ruto, should be put on hold so that the two leaders focus on leading the fight against international terrorism, the African Union has told the UN Security Council.

Nation: ICC to adopt new probe strategies(Pg 5)

Facing criticism from judges and defence teams including lawyers in the two Kenya cases, the ICC prosecutor is set to adopt new investigation strategies that will enable it present watertight cases.

Nation: Carry your own cross, Uhuru told(Pg 5)

Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama has said the country should not be dragged into the cases facing the President and his deputy, saying, the two should pursue the cases as individuals.

Nation: Senators push for  say in county plans (Pg 6)

Senators have reached out to the public as they popularise a Bill seeking to establish county development boards.

Nation: MPs criticise Westgate probe findings (Pg 8)

The credibility of investigations by the National Assembly’s committees into the Westgate terror attack was questioned last week as MPs expressed disappointment with statements made by the teams’ chairmen.

Nation: State arms in uneasy working relationship(Pg 9)

Whether parliamentary committees are demanding too much from other arms of Government in the exercise of the oversight role is a question that begs answers.

Nation: House team ‘not given all footage on attack’(Pg 9)

A parliamentary committee has claimed that it was not given all the CCTV footage on the Westgate mall terror attack.

Nation: Senators drafting law seeking to give  residents more say on county matters (Pg 18)

A Bill that seeks to enhance participation by residents in county matters is on the way.

 

 

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