Author: Silas Apollo

County governments are set to receive about Sh391.1 billion as part of the equitable share of revenue in the new financial year after MPs last week adopted the Budget Policy Statement (BPS) for the 2024/25 financial year. The national government on the other hand, will be entitled to about Sh2.6 trillion as part of its budget in the new year. The allocation follows the Thursday, March 7, 2024 adoption of the BPS tabled by the National Assembly’s Budget and Appropriation Committee chaired by Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro. The adoption followed debate on the report after Nyoro apprised the House on…

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The government has gazetted Friday, May 10, as a public holiday to mark the National Tree Growing Day. Interior cabinet secretary Kithure Kindiki, in a gazette notice issued on Wednesday, said that the decision was in recognition of the devastating effects of climate change and the threat it poses to national security, public safety and the ecological sustainability of Kenya. Kindiki said that the day will also be used to show solidarity with all persons adversely affected by cyclic floods and subsequent droughts in recent times. “Acknowledging that tree growing is the singular long-term solution to the climate crisis and…

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The 11-member committee appointed to investigate allegations against the Agriculture Cabinet Secretary (CS) Mithika Linturi on Monday, May 6, formally sets the state for an impeachment process that could remove the CS from office. In its first meeting held after Linturi was impeached through a vote on the floor of the House, the team nominated Marsabit Member of Parliament (MP) Naomi Waqo as its chairperson, who is to be deputized by the deputy leader of minority, Robert Mbui. According to the House Standing Orders, the Select Committee is expected to submit its report to the House in 10 days, on…

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President William Ruto has directed the Ministry of Education to postpone school opening following the ongoing rainfall that has caused flooding in various parts of the country. Ruto while addressing the nation on Friday, said the school opening date be postponed “until further notice”. The initial school reopening date had been pushed from Monday 29 April to Monday 6th May by Education cabinet secretary Ezekiel Machogu. “The Ministry of Education is directed to postpone the reopening of all schools in the country for the second term until further notice,” said Ruto on Friday. The directive by the President came just…

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President William Ruto has promoted Lieutenant General Charles Muriu Kahariri to the rank of General and appointed him the new Chief of the Defence Forces (CDF). Kahariri takes over the post that was left vacant following the death of General Francis Ogolla in a helicopter crash in on April 18, 2024. Ruto at the same time, also promoted the current Kenya Air Force Commander, Major General John Mugaravai Omenda to the rank of Lt-Gen and named him the Vice Chief of Defence Forces. Lieutenant General John Mugaravai Ornenda was previously the Kenya Air Force Commander prior to the appointment. President…

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