Month: January 2022

PRIVATE HOSPITALS TO CONTINUE OFFERING SERVICES TO NHIF PATIENTS AFTER PACT WITH MOH

Private hospitals will continue offering services to National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) card holders following a deal reached with the Ministry of health.  According to the Fund’s board chairman Lewis Nguyai, this follows consultations that extended the contracts’ deadline to March 31. Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe stated that after this, new contracts which will …

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JUDICIARY REVIEWING SECURITY OF STAFF AFTER LAMU AL SHABAAB ATTACK

The Judiciary is reviewing the security status of all officers and staff following an attack on Garsen Law courts employees in Lamu by suspected Al Shabaab militants. The incident occurred on Wednesday evening where a team of court officials were shot at and injured by the militants. In a statement however, Chief Justice Martha Koome …

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SECURITY CHIEFS TO MEET THURSDAY ON VANDALISM OF GOVT INFRASTRUCTURE

Top security chiefs will on Thursday hold a meeting to discuss the security of the energy sector infrastructure. The meeting comes in the wake of increased vandalism especially of government infrastructure which President Uhuru Kenyatta had described as economic sabotage. President banned any further dealing in scrap metal until guidelines to regulate the sector have …

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WATCH ON CORRUPTION AHEAD OF THE GENERAL ELECTION

A non-profit organization called Transparency International Kenya has called for enactment of a law to regulate campaign financing ahead of the 2022 General Election as a measure to curb corruption. The organization which seeks to develop a transparent and corruption-free society through good governance and social justice initiative, said in a statement on Tuesday that …

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A TEACHER RISKS JAIL TERM FOR ALLEGEDLY POSTING FAKE NEWS

A 31-year-old male teacher risks a long jail term for allegedly authoring a Facebook post claiming that Nancy Macharia, the Teachers Service Commission CEO, had died. A tweet by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) indicated that Jeremiah Mwawuganga Samuel allegedly authored a Facebook post using a fake account purporting to be that of the …

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