Bitter reality dawns on axed Mumias Sugar staff

Bitter reality dawns on axed Mumias Sugar staff

  Hundreds of workers at Mumias Sugar Company who were sacked are living in fear with word doing rounds that they will be ejected from the factory premises anytime soon. A source close to the receiver manager disclosed that company houses in both lower and upper central on the compound...

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Politics, incitement in Mumias Sugar revival

Politics, incitement in Mumias Sugar revival

As the war of words rages over the fall of Mumias Sugar and the subsequent take up by a receiver manager, Rashid Achesa and Mumias East MP Ben Washiali have opened a battle with the Indian receiver manager Ponangipalli Rao. Sources claim that Echesa is making demands against the receiver....

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Indian neo slavery at Kisumu’s Jumbo Mattresses

Indian neo slavery at Kisumu’s Jumbo Mattresses

The owner of Jumbo Mattresses located along Kisumu-Ahero road is under fire for allegedly practicing slavery that has now attracted the attention of the locals now planning a major demonstration against the management of the firm. Workers at the troubled company are up in arms over what they describe as...

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Asian sugar barons tear at each other

Asian sugar barons tear at each other

A vicious war pitting sugar barons Jaswant Rai and Raju Chate of Kibos Sugar has exploded in Kisumu. Rai, out to control the sugar, was instrumental in influencing an Asian PV Ramana Rao be appointed by Kenya Commercial Bank as receiver manager of Mumias Sugar. Rai wants to use Rao...

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New plot to scuttle port privatisation case

New plot to scuttle port privatisation case

The infighting at the giant Dock Workers Union has escalated after the union’s embattled chairman Mohamed Sheria successfully withdrew the union from a petition filed by Simon Sang to stop privatisation of port’s second container terminal. The Sheria group told the court that Sang had filed the petition opposing second...

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MP Babu Owino criticises government for cracking whip on legally operating Betting Firms

MP Babu Owino criticises government for cracking whip on legally operating Betting Firms

In a Saturday, July 13, Instagram post, Babu observed that the government exceeding its mandate, a move seen as being  discriminatory against giant gambling firms such as Betin, Sportpesa and Betway and could not stand the test of judicial scrutiny. Some of the excerpts from the instagram posts are here....

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Safaricom deactivates deposit transactions of Betting Firms with suspended licenses

Safaricom deactivates deposit transactions of Betting Firms with suspended licenses

Following the Government directive to Airtel and Safaricom to withdraw Betting paybill numbers,  Safaricom has blocked deposit transactions of Companies that have not complied with the government regulations as of July 1st. The Government, through Interior CS, had issued an ultimatum of 1/07/2019 for all betting companies operating in Kenya...

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Strange ways of late Bob Collymore Boy’s Club

Strange ways of late Bob Collymore Boy’s Club

It was former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth while eulogizing Safaricom chief executive Bob Collymore who disclosed the existence of the boys’ club consisting of 10 members where Collymore was the captain. Another member, Radio Africa Group chief executive Patrick Quarcoo in his eulogy, disclosed that in their next boys’club dinner,...

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Three super con artists of Asian origin exposed

The Asian community in Kenya has raised eyebrows over the operations of a cartel that is minting millions of shillings from them using blackmail and threats. Weekly Citizen has established that already, members of Shree Cutchi Gujarati Hindu Union are baying for the blood of one of the officials linked...

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Battle to control Mumias Sugar begins

Battle to control Mumias Sugar begins

Kakamega county governor Wycliffe Oparanya has failed in his attempt to take over troubled Mumias Sugar Company. Senior managers snubbed a meeting by Oparanya who, despite that, formed a committee chaired by county secretary Jacinta Adhiambo to come up with recommendations on how his government would revive the company. Governor...

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Senator Wetang’ula under probe in Sh400m fake gold scandal

Senator Wetang’ula under probe in Sh400m fake gold scandal

Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula is under investigation in a Sh400 million gold scandal involving a faceless cartel that swindled the United Arab Emirates royal family. The National Super Alliance co-principal is said to be among six people being probed over the racket that has provoked a protest to Kenya by...

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Leadership wrangles rock Murang’a water firm

Leadership wrangles rock Murang’a water firm

Stakeholders of a Murang’a water company have asked the county leadership to stop creating confusion and disturbance in the water sector. Kahuti Water Company located in Kangema members said the county administration should support all local water companies to deliver better services to residents instead of fighting management of the...

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