Author: Gad Oteba

Jirongo spends second night in custody over a Sh 20million debt

September 19, 2018

Former presidential candidate Cyrus Jirongo will spend a second night in police custody as his lawyers seek to raise Sh5 million to secure his release. The former vibrant politician (also former Lugari MP) was arrested on Tuesday and detained at Muthangari police station for failing to refund businessman Brian Yongo Sh20 million that he took […]

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Kalonzo supports NASA, Uhuru on fuel tax reduction

September 19, 2018

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has issued a statement affirming his support for the stance taken by National Super Alliance on the taxes to be levied on fuel products. Kalonzo has stated that he is supporting the coalition’s decision to endorse a proposal by President Uhuru Kenyatta to cut the VAT on fuel by 50 percent. […]

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Uhuru directs mobile operators to increase rates

September 18, 2018

The cost of sending money through mobile services such as Safaricom’s M-Pesa will increase further after President Uhuru Kenyatta proposed to raise tax on the services. The President is targeting products consumed by a vast majority of Kenyans in a bid to raise more tax hence proposing an increase in tax from 12 percent to […]

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Government cuts budget to Sh 2.9 trillion

September 18, 2018

The government has proposed to slash its Sh3.026 trillion budget for the current financial year by Sh55 billion, a move that will affect key sectors of the economy. The supplementary budget estimates prepared by National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich was tabled by majority leader Aden Duale during a special sitting of the National Assembly […]

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NASA to support President’s 8 percent fuel tax

September 18, 2018

The National Super Alliance (NASA) has offered conditional support to President Kenyatta’s memorandum to Parliament cutting VAT on fuel from 16 percent to eight percent. In a parliamentary group meeting at Orange House chaired by Raila Odinga, the opposition resolved to support the tax, which is set to substantially raise the cost of living for […]

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Russia: Military jet with 14 servicemen vanishes off Syria

September 18, 2018

Russia. Photo/Courtesy A Russian military aircraft was brought down by a Syrian missile over the Mediterranean Sea, killing all 14 people on board. According to Russian defence ministry the Israel pilots were using the Russian aircraft as a shield and pushed it into the line of fire of the Syrian defence. The ministry spokesperson Major […]

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