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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

President William Ruto Names his Cabinet

President William Ruto has announced his cabinet in a meeting chaired at State house.

The following is  a  list    the  Cabinet Secretaries chosen;

CS for Interior and National Coordination- Kithure Kindiki.

Treasury-Njuguna Ndungu.

CS for Gender and Affirmative Action-Aisha Juma.

CS  for Defence-Aden Duale

CS   for Water and Sanitation-Alice Wahome.

CS for Foreign Affairs- Alfred Mutua

CS for Trade and Industry- Moses Kuria.

CS for Roads and Public Works- Kipchumba Murkomen

CS  for Environment- Soipan Tuya

CS Land and Housing- Mwangi Njeru

CS for Tourism- Peninah Malonzo

CS for Agriculture-Mithiki Linturi

CS for Health- Susan Wafula

CS for ICT-Eliud  Owalo

CS  for  Education-  Ezekiel Machogu

CS for Energy-Davis Chirchir

CS for Sports- Ababu Nawamba

CS for Mining and Blue Economy-Salim Mvurya

CS for Labour-Florence Oure.

Advisor on  Women’s Rights- Harriet Kigal.

Advisor on National Security-Monica Juma

Attorney General – Muturi Njoka

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Uhuru Park and Central Park will be Free to All Once Opened

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has said the Uhuru and Central Park recreational facilities will be reopened to the public in December, 2022.

Nairobi Metropolitan Services closed Uhuru Park  and Central Park  in February last year to rehabilitate them and give a modernised outlook.

The governor said the recreational facilities will be free to the public and no charges will be levied on Nairobians who wish to visit the parks.

“This is just the beginning, the county is in the process of rehabilating all the parks across the county where our people can rest and enjoy the environment,” Sakaja said while flagging off the World Tourism Day at City Hall, Nairobi.

Tuko News Editor Fined ksh 50,000 for Misreporting NYS Case

Tuko news editor has been jailed  for six months or asked to pay a fine of ksh 50,000 for misreporting and publishing a story over the NYS case.

Magistrate Eunice Nyutu said that the sentence will serve as a warning to other Journalists against misreporting.

The Tuko editor was summoned to appear in court today after the prosecution told the court that it published a story that tainted the witness.

The editor apologized to the court and told the court that they pulled down the article.

The Magistrate Eunice Nyutu insisted that publishing a defamatory story is punishable by law.

Homa Bay Governor Gladys Wanga Sends a Message of Condolence to the Families who have Lost their Loved Ones in Homa Bay Road Accident.

Homa Bay County Governor Gladys Wanga has sent a message of condolences to the families of victims who died  in a road accident at Ngengu area along Homa Bay – Kendu Bay road.

“This evening, I have received the devastating news of a fatal accident involving a Public Service Vehicle traveling to Kisumu from Homa Bay and a truck that was coming from the opposite direction at Ngegu area,” she said

“I am deeply shocked and saddened at the loss of 9 precious lives and the injuries to more in the unfortunate incident. I send my deepest and heartfelt condolences to those who have lost friends and loved ones. I pray for the speedy recovery of all those injured.”

Eight Killed in a Road Accident along Homa Bay-Kendu Bay Road.

Eight people have died on the spot while two others sustained injuries in a road accident at Ngengu area along Homa Bay- Kendu Bay road on Monday evening.

The accident occurred after the matatu collided with a  fuel tanker.

A class  seven pupil from  Janeiro Junior Academy in Rangwe constituency who  was  travellimg back to school was among those who died.

Homa Bay police commander Samson Ole Kinne confirmed the accident.

The two  injured victims were rushed to Homa Bay  County Referral Hospital while bodies of the deceased were taken to the same facility.

Police Lob Teargas to Disperse Azimio la Umoja Supporters

Police officers were forced to lob teargas on Monday to disperse  Mps allied to Azimio la Umoja party and their supporters.

The legislators and activists held  protests outside  the anniversary tower   after the interdiction of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Ruth Kulundu.

The interdiction of IEBC Deupty Chief Executive Officer,Ruth Kulundu was revealed Wednesday by  Azimio allied Mps during a media briefing at Safari Park Hotel,Nairobi.

Three Killed after Building Collapses in Kiambu.

Three people killed and six others injured after a six-storey building collapsed in Kiambu on  Monday.

Kiambu Governor Wamatangi said several have been rescued but are feared dead from the injuries they sustained.

“Several people have already been pulled out of the rubble, and rushed to the hospital. Sadly, some are feared to have succumbed to their injuries,”said  Wamatangi.

Death Toll from Ebola Virus Hits 21 in Uganda

The Uganda Ministry of Health   on Sunday evening announced 21 death cases as a result of the Ebola Virus.

In a tweet, the ministry said 4 out of the deaths were confirmed to be as a result of Ebola, while 17 others were established to have been probably caused by the virus.

The statistics from the health ministry showed that 34 cumulative cases of the virus have been recorded, with 16 being confirmed and 18 probable.

The virus,  was first reported in Mubende District has now spread to Kyegegwa and Kassanda.

No confirmed cases have been reported in Uganda’s capital, Kampala.