Musalia Mudavadi Appointed as Prime Cabinet Secretary

Amani National  Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi was appointed by President William Ruto as the Prime Cabinet Secretary on Tuesday.

President Ruto said  the office appointed to Musalia is the most senior office after his  office and the deputy president’s office.

“I have appointed Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi into that office; that office is probably the most senior office after the office of the president and deputy president and I have set out functions for that office,” said President Ruto in his address.

“That office is the most senior after that of the president and DP office,” Ruto said.

 

Ruto said he will assist the DP and the president in liaison with interior ministry.

 

“He will oversee the government projects. He will coordinate national legislative agenda,” he said.

He will facilitate inter-ministeral coordination of programs and supervise evaluation of government programs across ministries

Fire Breaks Out at Musa Nyandusi High School in Kisii

Fire broke out at  Musa Nyandusi Kegati High School in Nyaribari Chache, Kisii.

The fire broke out Tuesday at 4:00am in the morning.

The dormitory was completely destroyed and items of unknown value burnt to ashes.

The cause of the fire is yet to be established but investigations are underway.

According to police officers no casualities were reported,all students are safe.

 

 

Supreme Court to Deliver Full Judgement of the Presidential Election on Monday.

The Supreme Court has said that it will deliver its full judgment on the presidential election petition on Monday.

In a notice issued by the court’s registrar L. M Wachira on Saturday, the court said that the judgment will be issued through email.

The court had on September 5, 2022 said that it would render the full judgment, detailing reasons why it rejected the petition filed by Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga and six others challenging the outcome of the August election in 21 days.

“Take notice that the reasons for the judgment of the court, that was delivered in this petition on the 5th of September 2022 will be delivered on Monday 26th September 2022 at 2: 30 PM through email,” stated the Registrar.

Turkana Governor Jeremiah Lomorukai Faces Arrest over Fake Degree and Diploma Certificates.

Turkana Governor Jeremiah Ekamais Lomorukai is  facing arrest after faking diploma and degree papers.

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) says the Governor is facing imminent arrest over forgery of his academic papers that he used to seek clearance to successfully contest the gubernatorial seat.

The anti-graft agency that carried out investigations  established that both Lomorukai’s degree and diploma were fake, thus rendering him liable to criminal prosecution.

Turkana Governor forged the  degree and diploma certificates  from Kenya Methodist University

 

Miguna Miguna to Return to Kenya Next Month

Lawyer Miguna Miguna has announced that he will be returning to Kenya next month after almost half a decade in exile

He took to his social media on Thursday night to say that he will depart Toronto, Canada, where he has been for the last five years, on October 24, 2022.

Miguna Miguna added that he will hence land at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on the night of Tuesday, October 25, 2022.

“Homecoming itinerary. After nearly 5 years of forced barbaric exile, I’m returning home. Departing from Toronto: October 24, 2022. Arrival at JKIA, Nairobi: October 25, 2022, at 8:20 PM. See you, everyone,” Miguna wrote on Twitter.

Uganda Reports Six New Cases of Ebola.

 

Uganda Ministry of Health has on Thursday reported six new cases of Ebola raising the total number to seven.

“To give you the background the epidemic appears to have started around the beginning of September when people started dying in the small village in the Sub County called Madudu,” said Kyobe Henry Bbosa, the Incident Manager at Uganda’s Ministry of Health.

On Thursday, health officials said the country would draw on its previous experience to counter the latest outbreak.

They said Covid treatment facilities would be transformed into Ebola management centres.

“This current outbreak happens just at the end of the, we think of, the Covid pandemic which we think we successfully managed. And much of the infrastructure that we used for Covid we are quickly repurposing it for Ebola. But also of not, just as Patrick was speaking, we have significant capacity due to outposts within the country, for detection and also to be able to able to galvanise community support and response. So we think that using what we’ve done before we should be able to mount an appropriate response to this current outbreak,” said Kyobe.

Uhuru’s CSs to Remain in Office until President William Ruto Names his Cabinet.

Cabinet Secretaries and Principal Secretaries who were appointed by former President Uhuru Kenyatta are set to remain in office until his successor William Ruto appoints new cabinet secretaries.

This, according to a circular released by Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, is to ensure there is no vacuum during the intervening period of the transition from Kenyatta to President Ruto’s administration.

“As earlier notified vide our circulars Ref. No. OPJCAB.42/IA of 2O’ June, 2022 and Ref No. CAS/GEN.3/16Vol.III/(22) of 3P August, 2022, the transition from the Fourth Administration to the Fifth Administration continues apace and shall only conclude when appointments to the Cabinet and the senior ranks of the Executive are concluded,” Kinyua stated.

“It is therefore reiterated that the tenure of Cabinet Secretaries and Principal Secretaries currently in Office will only lapse on appointment and swearing-in of a successor Cabinet Secretary or Principal Secretary as the case may be by the Head of State and Government; or upon a reorganization of Government by His Excellency the President that affects a particular docket.”

The Public Service boss further stated that, in the meantime, the roles of the CSs and their respective PSs remain confined to general administration only.

Protesters Block Section of Nairobi-Nakuru Highway over Rise in Road Accidents

The Nairobi-Nakuru highway was temporarily closed after locals in the area protested over rise in number of accidents happening along the route.


Locals barricaded the busy road carrying placards as they protested over frequent road accidents; paralyzing transport along the busy highway.

In a span of a month,more than seven people have died in accidents along the route while several others left nursing serious injuries.

Following this, residents have urged the Kenya National Highway Authority (KeNHA) to erect rumble strips or speed bumps to avert loss of lives.

“We want the authorities to address this issue. We have lost our loved ones to road accidents. It is high time the relevant stakeholders move with speed,” protesters said.

President Ruto to Address UN General Assembly Tonight.

Kenya’s President William Ruto is expected to make his inaugural address at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Wednesday night at 9:00 PM in New York City, USA. 


According to the Director of Communication Hussein Mohamed,Ruto is expected to take the stage and deliver Kenya’s national statement.

In his first address to the United Nations, Ruto will seek to promote Kenya’s Foreign Policy at the multilateral system, including enhancing participation in the quest for realisation of Sustainable Development Goals and global leadership in emerging issues such as climate change.

The president left Kenya on Sunday morning to attend Queen Elizabeth’s funeral on Monday, September 19, in Westminster, United Kingdom, before heading to the United States for the UNGA conference. 

He was accompanied by his wife Rachel Ruto and close allies Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, MP Ndindi Nyoro, Chief Administrative Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ababu Namwamba, among others.

 

KEMSA Donates Drugs Worth 50M to Machakos County

Machakos County medical facilities have received a boost of drugs and non-pharmaceutical supplies worth Ksh. 50 million from Kenya Medical Supplies Agencies (KEMSA) and other suppliers.


Machakos County Governor Wavinya Ndeti, while flagging off the medical supplies noted that this was part of her 100 days rapid results initiative to fully improve the health sector in the county.

Wavinya, however, warned the cartels in hospitals involved in selling medicines, that their days are numbered as she called for strict accountability.

“All managers in charge of supplies must be accountable for receiving, use and security of the supplies,” she said.

At the same time, the governor called on the residents to enrol in the NHIF programme to facilitate their access to health services in the county.

She further noted that the county was working towards rolling out a free NHIF programme for the elderly and disabled in society.

“I also request all those who are not in the NHIF programme, please, enrol. We are working on ways to see if we can cater for the disabled and those over 65 years of age, waingie NHIF,” she said.