How Sh1.5bn for dubious Ruaraka land sale quickly changed hands

Some Sh261 million was withdrawn in cash while Sh66 million was paid out in cheques to recipients who are yet to be traced by anti-corruption detectives

Sh930 million was wired to the account of Champions Kenya Limited, which was later used to redistribute the money to several law firms and companies.

A company by the name Kenya Arab Contractors Limited received Sh220 million from Whispering Palms account while Sh48 million was paid to Global Infrastructure.

How cash has been doled out since 2013

“The range of annual average payment per person across counties is between Sh4,198 for Nairobi and Sh21,837 for Isiolo,” reads the statement.

Other counties whose residents received the highest amount each annually include Lamu (Sh20,970 ), Marsabit (Sh18,204 ), Tana River (Sh17,321 ), Samburu (Sh15,724 ), Taita Taveta (Sh11,843 ), Turkana (Sh11,693 ), Wajir (Sh10,850 ) and Garissa (Sh9,726 ).

Moment of truth for hundreds of county staff as audit begins

The noose is tightening around the necks of at least 140 senior and middle level.

 Sh11bn development cash idle as poor counties fail to use fund

A big chunk of development allocations meant to improve socio-economic conditions for residents in 14 marginalised counties is yet to be utilised three years after the initial implementation of the special fund.

It’s still a dog’s life for many plantation workers

With last month’s rupture of a dam in the Patel Coffee Estate in Nakuru County,.

Only 32 have submitted their reports to the County Assets and Liabilities Committee, MPs were told. 

Billow Khalid, a member of IGRTC, yesterday told the National Assembly Constitutional Implementation and Oversight Committee that Taita Taveta, Migori, Homa Bay, Vihiga, Narok and Kisii were other counties that had not presented records of what they own.

Court battle looms over Cuban doctors deployment

A Kenyan doctor has filed a petition in court seeking to stop the government from licensing Cuban doctors to practise in local clinics, arguing that the foreign medics were single sourced to the disadvantage of local counterparts.
The petitioner further argues that the decision to recruit Cuban doctors infringe on Kenyan doctors constitutional rights and medical students, who are denied the right to fairly compete with foreign doctors seeking employment in Kenya.

Judiciary recognises best performing courts

The second best performing High Court was Voi, which is presided over by Justice Jacqueline Kamau.

Five years of devolution : what counties need to learn

In order to achieve this, Counties can first establish inter county market opportunities by identifying the demand of commodities within them. For example, fresh vegetables from Central and Parts of Taita Taveta can be sold in Eastern region Counties while they find an alternative of what people from these other areas can consume.

 Idle Land to Be Taxed in New Ministry Bill

Taita Taveta Senator Jones Mwaruma asked the CS to elaborate on the issues that the Law Society of Kenya had raised on digitisation of land transactions.

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