Kenya Power dismisses 110 staff over fraud in one year

Director of Criminal Investigation George Kinoti, Kenya Power Managing Director Benard Ngugi and Cabinet Secretary for Energy Charles Keter (partly hidden on the left), during a crackdown on illegal power connections in Tassia, Embakasi. [James Wanzala/Standard] Kenya Power has over the last one year laid off 110 employees who were found guilty of aiding fraud, […]Read More

Africa isn’t ready for currency unions

By CÉLESTIN MONGAMore by this Author West African political leaders recently announced that the CFA franc — created by France in 1945 for its colonies and still used by 14 African countries — will be replaced this year by a new currency pegged to the euro, called the eco. But lessons from the CFA franc […]Read More

200 golfers for JGF charity event

By LARRY NGALAMore by this Author Over 200 golfers will be parading at the par 72 Royal Nairobi Golf Club course on Friday in support of the Junior Golf Foundation (JGF)’s campaign to develop the game of golf through the junior ranks in the country. Since the foundation was set up by the Kenya Golf […]Read More

Liverpool post healthy profit despite transfer spending

Liverpool have announced healthy financial results as they close in on the Premier League title © AFP/File / Paul ELLIS LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 27 – Premier League leaders Liverpool made a pre-tax profit of Sh5.5bn last year despite a record Sh29bn investment on players, figures showed on Thursday. While that top line is […]Read More

Kenyan boxer, who became a mother at 12, now a

Kenyan female boxer Christine Ongare is a win away from earning a spot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Ongare lost to Moroccan Rajab Cheddar in the flyweight semifinal on Wednesday evening in Dakar but will face Ugandan Catherine Nanziri in the box-off on Saturday. A win will earn her a slot at the Olympic […]Read More

Varsity staff issue one-week strike notice : The Standard

Non-academic staff of the Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (Mmust) have issued a one-week strike notice.  The employees under the Kenya University Staff Union (Kusu) have, among other demands, called for the immediate appointment of a substantive vice chancellor and other top management office bearers.   The university’s Kusu chapter Secretary General Ronald […]Read More

Court dismisses case against Senator Outa, Ruth Odinga

By ANGELINE OCHIENGMore by this Author Former Kisumu Deputy Governor Ruth Odinga, Senator Fred Outa and Kondele MCA Joachim Oketch got a reprieve Thursday after a Kisumu court dismissed a case in which they were charged with destroying election materials in 2017. The three were charged alongside Mr Charles Ogolla and Mr Constance Ingutie with […]Read More

EDITORIAL: Raising power tariffs will hurt homes, firms

Editorials EDITORIAL: Raising power tariffs will hurt homes, firms Friday, February 28, 2020 0:01 By EDITORIAL Kenya Power technicians at work. FILE PHOTO | NMG  Kenya Power’s push to increase tariffs for homes and businesses to return it to profitability will make the country uncompetitive. The utility firm on Wednesday reported its worst profit in […]Read More

Tightly monitored IMF loans better

Columnists Tightly monitored IMF loans better Friday, February 28, 2020 0:01 By JAINDI KISERO Biggest scandals happen when we are not on an IMF programme. FILE PHOTO | NMG  A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been in the country holding discussions on a new precautionary stand-by arrangement and what is referred to […]Read More

Pelosi, Trying to Save House Majority, Fends Off Angst Over

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi, facing deep alarm among moderate Democrats who worry that Senator Bernie Sanders will win their party’s presidential nomination only to cost them control of the House, has begun distancing her caucus from the race for the White House in an effort to insulate her rank and file and preserve the […]Read More