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The Star

12/30/2017

Kenya's most independent newspaper with coverage of political news, opinion coloumns, national news, regional news, sports news & society news

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marimba sacco licence suspended over killing

Former Maseno University student leader Joseph Kiarie, who was murdered by matatu drivers and touts after a quarrel over an accident in Nairobi last Sunday. The National Transport and Safety Authority has suspended the operation licence of Marimba Sacco PSVs following the murder (COURTESY) The National Transport and Safety Authority on Friday suspended the operation licence of Marimba Matatu Sacco, following the murder of former student leader Joseph Kiarie last Sunday.A matatu crew allegedly beat Kiarie to death on Christmas Eve. He had an altercation over a minor accident, as he headed to church to prepare for a Christmas Mass that was to be held later that evening.The former Maseno University student leader is reported to have demanded compensation from the driver of a minibus that hit and damaged…

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star survey

TODAY’S QUESTION Were Kenyans right to criticise Uhuru for congratulating new Liberian YESTERDAY’S QUESTION Do you agree that 2017 was the worst year for many Kenyans? ■…

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hit or miss

PAUL CHEPKWONY To upgrade airstrip to airport The Kerenga Airstrip in Kericho county is set to be upgraded to an international airport from next week, Governor Paul Chepkwony and Energy CS Charles Keter have said. The proposed airport has been allocated Sh100 million this financial year. The county assembly will approve more funds in the next financial year. See page 21 JULIUS MALOMBE Wiper wants petition dropped Wiper is considering having former Kitui Governor Julius Malombe drop his election petition against current county chief Charity Ngilu. Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana on Thursday indicated that Malombe would be prevailed upon. Malombe challenged Ngilu’s August 8 victory, saying the election was marred by irregularities. See page 18 EUGENE WAMALWA Analysts say…

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nasa to unveil events meant to ‘push uhuru out of power’

The NASA leaders head for a retreat in mid-January to unveil their calendar of events, including what insiders claim will be the swearing-in of principals Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka as the People’s President and Deputy President.ODM chairman John Mbadi said on Friday the retreat was on the cards and the alliance’s captains shall unveil the details on Tuesday.“We’ve not decided on the venue of the retreat and the exact dates, but the principals will communicate to their parties on Tuesday next week,” he said.NASA leaders are playing their cards close to their chest amid fears that details of the planned meeting could be used against them by the state. The outfit has vowed to use the activities to push out President Uhuru Kenyatta from power after the disputed…

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man accused of killing his 2 kids remanded for 14 days

James Kioho in a Milimani law court, Nairobi, on Friday (COLLINS KWEYU) A 32-year-old man who allegedly murdered his two children at Kiganjo estate in Thika town three days ago has been remanded for 14 days. THE SUSPECT WILL BE REQUIRED TO UNDERGO A MENTAL EXAMINATION BEFORE HE ANSWERS TO THE CHARGES OF KILLING CHILDREN James Kioho was presented before Milimani magistrate Sinkiyian Tobiko yesterday, but was not required to take a plea after the prosecution sought more time to complete investigations.State prosecutor Duncan Ondimu told court that police required at least two more weeks to complete the probe.Investigating officer Stanley Munene said he is yet to record statements from key witnesses.The suspect, who was dressed in a red shirt, showed no emotion as the prosecution sought…

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corridors of power

ARE political leaders in the Western region jostling for visibility? Well, sources tell Corridors that a second-term governor with ambitions for higher office has recently been talking to a top Jubilee leader about 2022. That seems to have made some rivals jittery and intensify plans to command the ground. Not a weekend passes without the leaders attending a wedding or a funeral here and there. Maybe that explains why Water CS Eugene Wamalwa (pictured) has been on a roll this Christmas, albeit dogged by missteps. After being unceremoniously ejected from the Maragoli festival on Boxing Day, the CS was not so lucky hours later. He arrived uninvited at an informal gathering of professionals in Bumula constituency, which prompted other local leaders to troop in. But his closing remarks…

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