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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Fear grips Equator bottles Kisumu plant

Fear grips Equator bottles Kisumu plant

The sacking of senior managers at Equator’s Bottlers Company in Kisumu has raised fears that the company might shut down any time. Among those sacked were former CEO Enrique Huertha, human resource manager John Karari, sales director Daniel Koech and credit controller Eugene Mathenge. Former managing director Wilson Daley resigned...

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Sasra CEO scandals, manipulations unmasked

Sasra CEO scandals, manipulations unmasked

Sasra CEO John Mwaka is under scrutiny. To start with, he manipulates parastatal directors with impunity pocketing the former chairman Joseph Ole Lenku now governor Kajiado and the current one former Kitui MP. Any new chairman is manipulated by being offered a trip to Canada and USA for two weeks...

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More heads to roll NLC after fat Mombasa bribery

More heads to roll NLC after fat Mombasa bribery

Mombasa tycoons Nazir Ahmed and Tarah Khan have landed senior National Land Commission managers in trouble over dubious compensation fees. Trading as Tornado Carries Limited, the duo are involved in Sh106 million fraud compensation case for the land acquired for expansion of Mombasa Southern bypass – Kipevu road. NLC acquired...

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Moi family offers Museveni Safaricom shares to dislodge crisis-ridden MTN Uganda market

Moi family offers Museveni Safaricom shares to dislodge crisis-ridden MTN Uganda market

The meeting between retired president Daniel Moi and Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni had more to do with Baringo senator Gideon Moi’s ambition to rule Kenya and the family’s business interests in the neighbouring country. Two weeks ago, Museveni while on an official visit to Kenya met the retired president at...

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Boardroom wars at Prime Bank

Boardroom wars at Prime Bank

Trouble is brewing at Prime Bank with a section of directors calling for one of them James Mungai to step down from the board. They claim, since Mungai is facing criminal charges linked to multimillion Kenya Power scandals, his image is tainted and thus affecting the operations of the bank....

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