New CS sends panic at University of Nairobi

New CS sends panic at University of Nairobi

Panic and confusion have engulfed the University of Nairobi in the wake of controversies in recent appointments to the varsity’s top management. For now, eyes are on new Education CS George Magoha as he takes over the education portfolio. Although he may not be able to handle the controversy surrounding...

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Fears of retrenchment at KPA as Museveni visits

Fears of retrenchment at KPA as Museveni visits

A move by Kenya Ports Authority to source for manpower service providers for the provision of labour has caused panic at the parastatal. The move is interpreted as aimed at ‘testing waters’ ahead of the envisaged retrenchment. “Kenya Ports Authority has a target of 100pc verification of containers. The authority...

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Confusion, divided loyalties in Luhya Confusion politics

Confusion, divided loyalties in Luhya Confusion politics

The recent sacking of Rashid Echesa as cabinet secretary for Sports has created confusion in Western Kenya as Luhya politicians fight to remain relevant in the run-up to 2022. Seen in some quarters as an affront to the community’s dignity, political leaders are now grappling with divided loyalties as the...

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Raila ejects Ruto from State House

Raila ejects Ruto from State House

The presence of Baringo senator Gideon Moi’s wife, Zahra, at a political function whose chief guest was Raila Odinga has given credence to reports that the top three powerful families, the Kenyattas, the Mois and the Odingas, have plans afoot to rally behind one presidential candidate in 2022. The media-shy...

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Equity Bank to lose millions in PCEA scandal

Equity Bank to lose millions in PCEA scandal

A vicious corporate war between Equity Bank and the Presbyterian Church of East Africa is brewing over a criminal case pitting the church’s leadership against former moderator David Gathanju and two others. Equity Bank is associated with tycoon James Mwangi well known for alleged money laundering. Gathanju who was the...

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Is Wetang’ula planning to join Team Ruto in 2022?

Is Wetang’ula planning to join Team Ruto in 2022?

They say your enemy’s enemy is your friend. When Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa last week proclaimed his unflinching support for William Ruto’s 2022 bid for the presidency, tongues were left wagging as to where his boss, Ford-Kenya leader Moses Wetang’ula’s loyalties lay in the Uhuru Kenyatta succession equation. That the...

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Killer cop now wails uncontrollably in police cell

Killer cop now wails uncontrollably in police cell

The AP officer arrested at the border while attempting to flee to Uganda after killing her wife is reported to be weeping uncontrollably at a secret police cell within Kakamega County. Western Regional Police Commander Yusuf Yakub remained tight lipped on the exact cell but police insider offered to Weekly...

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Battle for KNCCI presidency hots up

Battle for KNCCI presidency hots up

Campaigns to succeed the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry outgoing president Kiprono Kittony have been upped in earnest. In a tight race is Kittony’s deputy James Mureu, Nairobi branch chairman Richard Ngatia and a new entrant Gor Semelango. Semelango’s entry has been received with mixed reactions going by...

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Promotions, employment scams rock KPA

Promotions, employment scams rock KPA

Promotion and employment scams have rocked the Kenya Ports Authority in the wake of reports of nepotism and ethnicity taking centrestage at the Mombasa-based state corporation. Operations at KPA have degenerated to a point where recruitment and promotions are not considered on merit but are determined by an individual’s ethnic...

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City hall in focus as detectives pursue student leader killers

City hall in focus as detectives pursue student leader killers

Detectives investigating the brutal murder of former University leader are pursuing leads to whether a section of powerful individuals at City hall is involved. It has emerged traders at club 36  numbering to about 60 have been paying sh10,000 to a cartel with links at City hall. If each trader...

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