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Transparency news March 25th 2014

March 25 th.

 

Standard Business: Revealed: How Karuturi got away with denying Kenya millions of shillings in taxes
What can Sh4.80 buy you in Kenya today? Not much — but that is the price Karuturi Global pays for the most expensive stem of red roses grown by its Kenyan subsidiary.

Nation: Mugenda in office legally, rules court

- The Kenyatta University vice-chancellor was legally appointed to head the institution for a second five-year term, the High Court has ruled. Mr Justice George Odunga said that there was nothing wrong with the failure of former President Kibaki to gazette the...

Nation: Man denies obtaining title deeds through fraud

A farm manager was on Monday charged with fraudulently registering title deeds of a land parcel belonging to the pilot of Kenya Airways plane that crashed in Cameroon seven years ago. Joshua Wangai Kibe was accused of giving false information to register the four-...

Standard: Health: Medics cry foul over health bills

The Government is yet to honour key promises made to health workers last year, and this is contributing to the current disquiet in the sector.

Standard: Court hears of former PS's role in embassy scam

Former Foreign Affairs PS Thuita Mwangi was informed about Japan's Government land offer for the construction of a Kenyan embassy as early as October 2007, a trial court was told Monday.

Nation: Firms raise alarm over fake beauty products

Beauty products manufacturers and dealers have raised the alarm over the growing number of counterfeits. Unable to distinguish between genuine and fake products, consumers are falling prey of sub-standard goods which pose a health risk. As a result, manufacturers are...

Nation: Marketers warn of return to era of oil shortages

Local oil market operators are accusing the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum of running the industry according to the whims of some officials. 

Nation: Taxes taking sheen off Kenyan tourism sites, warn players

Tourism players are backing a campaign to reduce value-added tax levied in the industry to bring the country at par with its regional rivals

Education crisis looming over county officials, TSC standoff

Education management in the country is headed for a crisis following turf wars between the county executives for Education and county representatives from Teachers Service Commission.

Standard: Senators support push for more funds

Senators have backed calls for an increment in the national revenue allocation to counties, up from the proposed Sh217.87 billion by the National Assembly.

Standard: MCAs retreat cost taxpayer over Sh60m amid wage bill debate

Last week's two-day conference in Mombasa for Members of County Assemblies (MCAs) could have cost the taxpayers over Sh60 million

 

Standard Business: Banks dash to roll out chip-compliant cards
The clock is ticking towards the May 2014 deadline when all banks are supposed to migrate their customers from the fraud-prone magnetic strip to chip technology cards.

Standard Sports: Disquiet in Gor's camp: Players demand share of prize money won last season
There is disquiet among players in the Gor Mahia camp over unpaid bonuses accruing from last year's Kenyan Premier League (KPL) win and runners-up position in the GOtv Shield tournament

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