News Tracker

Fri, 24 May 2024

  • 7:40 pm Salaries and Remuneration Commission to appeal against the judgment that reinstated Ksh 10 million car allowance to Judges, chairperson says judges who handle the case were conflicted.
  • 7:20 pm President William Ruto awarded the Outstanding Leaders Award, 2024 by the American Chamber of Commerce in Washington DC.
  • 5:40 pm Former president Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in South Africa for the observation of the country's General elections. He is leading the African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM), which will oversee the polls coming up on May 29, 2024.
  • 5:20 pm Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Korir Sing’oe says Kenya has struck a deal with Oman for Midwifery graduates from the University of Nairobi to secure jobs in the Gulf country.  
  • 4:55 pm Motorist Association of Kenya (MAK) leads protests against the proposed 2.5% Motor Vehicle Circulation Tax saying it will have detrimental effects on the transport industry.
  • 4:30 pm The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has issued a 14-day ultimatum to various YouTubers uploading audio-visual content to their channels without valid licences to apply for the same.  
  • 3:40 pm The Meteorological Department has in its latest weather forecast said most parts of the country will experience moderate to heavy rainfall Friday through to Saturday.
  • 3:20 pm The United States Development Finance Corporation has announced plans to establish an office in Nairobi as it seeks to expand its footprint in Africa following Ruto's US trip.
  • 2:40 pm High Court rules that Judges are entitled to a Ksh10 million taxable car allowance which had been scrapped by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC).
  • 2:20 pm Kilifi County Governor Gideon Mung'aro bans the sale and distribution of Muguka in the entire county. It comes a day after Mombasa County did the same.
  • 1:40 pm Five Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officers from Buruburu in Nairobi were on Friday arrested in Tanzania for being illegal immigrants. 
  • 1:20 pm Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has announced changes at the Ministry and National Administration by recalling all Regional Commissioners and naming new ones.
  • 12:45 pm 200,000 Nairobi landlords could have their property auctioned by the county government over failure to pay land rates. There are approximately 250,000 landlords within the county.
  • 12:30 pm Junior Secondary School intern teachers who have been protesting across the country over the terms of their employment contracts have started receiving show-cause letters from the Teachers Service Commission
  • 11:45 am Fire breaks out at the Mavoko Law Court archive storage facility and destroyed several files of closed cases. No active case files have been destroyed.  
  • 11:20 am Police in Muhoroni, Kisumu County are investigating the cause of an incident where an 18-year-old girl took her life by suicide in Biafra village, God Nyithindo sub-location.    
  • 10:45 am The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) of the United States has faulted the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, James Johnson for failing to allow President William Ruto to address a joint session of Congress.
  • 10:20 am President Ruto is expected to make a historic visit to the Pentagon to discuss bilateral security cooperation on the final day of his 4-day visit to the USA.
  • 9:45 am President William Ruto launches the Kenya Urban Mobility and Growth Threshold Programme that will tackle the economic growth challenges related to urban land use and transport planning in the Nairobi metropolitan.    
  • 9:20 am Three police officers were injured on Thursday night in a security operation where they were pursuing a gang of robbers who had attacked a woman in Mlolongo, Machakos County.    
  • 8:40 am Public Service Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria has dismissed allegations of planning to step down from his role.  
  • 8:20 am Embattled University of Nairobi (UoN) Vice Chancellor Stephen Kiama has dismissed a directive by the University Council to take leave.
  • 7:45 am Siaya Governor James Orengo says that his working relationship with Deputy Governor William Oduol is beyond repair and he regrets ignoring the advice of ODM leader Raila Odinga not to pick him.  
  • 7:15 am Kenya Power's General Manager for Commercial Services and Sales Rosemary Oduor, says that the company makes estimations for consumer electricity bills when consumers deny Kenya Power staff access to premises.   

Thu, 23 May 2024

  • 6:46 pm President Ruto strikes deal with Google to protect Kenya's critical IT infrastructure.
  • 6:08 pm Govt bans issuance and renewal of licenses to export scrap metal
  • 5:39 pm US President Joe Biden holds joint press conference with President William Ruto.
  • 5:00 pm MPs question rationale in investing Housing Levy contributions in Treasury Bills.
  • 4:39 pm A Kenyan working at a sugar factory in Morogoro is confirmed dead after a reported explosion in the factory caused by an electrical fault.
  • 4:08 pm The US announces its commitment to expand Manda Bay Airstrip as part of stringent measures to fight terrorism.