News Tracker

Wed, 24 July 2024

  • 6:30 pm Kenya plans to raise Ksh50 billion ($377 million) by selling additional infrastructure bonds, a report by Bloomberg Canada indicates.  
  • 5:47 pm Members of Parliament reject amendments proposed by the Senate to the Conflict of Interest Bill, setting the stage for mediation to resolve significant differences between the two houses of Parliament.
  • 5:10 pm Women Members of Parliament affiliated with the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party endorse Suba North legislator Millie Odhiambo for the position of Minority leader.
  • 4:42 pm President Ruto makes new appointments in the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF), promoting and posting officers.
  • 4:16 pm Police from Classic Nyeri County launch investigations after a man is found with a human head.
  • 3:45 pm The National Police Service accuses hired goons of instigating chaos during protests in various parts of Nairobi on July 23.
  • 3:15 pm The Social Health Authority elaborates that the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) will continue to discharge financial services for health services.
  • 2:43 pm President William Ruto announces the govt will be undertaking reforms in VAT refunds disbursement arguing that the current process is opaque.
  • 2:00 pm 14 Kenyans file case seeking referendum to oust President Ruto & DP Gachagua.
  • 1:49 pm President William Ruto orders the release of all detained protestors but vows all criminals will still be pursued.
  • 1:20 pm President William Ruto nominates the second batch of cabinet secretaries whose names will be forwarded to the National Assembly for vetting. The Cabinet Secretaries are: John Mbadi (National Treasury), Salim Mvurya (Investment Trade and Industry), Rebecca Miano (Tourism and Wildlife), Opiyo Wandayi (Energy and Petroleum), Kipchumba Murkomen (Youth Affairs, Creative Economy and Sports).
  • 12:35 pm Senate launches probe into alleged plan to lease JKIA.
  • 12:00 pm The Bodaboda Safety Association of Kenya voices support for a truce between President William Ruto and opposition leader Raila Odinga to restore calm in the country.
  • 11:44 am Journalists demand an end to threats from the Communications Authority (CA).
  • 11:00 am President William Ruto to hold a press briefing at 1pm.
  • 10:24 am Kenyan journalists hold demonstrations across the country, picketing against abductions and brutality meted on media practitioners during the recent anti-govt protests.
  • 10:12 am President William Ruto reveals police and prison officers will receive the first installment of salary increments this month (July). 
  • 9:48 am Sirende Ward MCA Alfred Weswa from Trans Nzoia County forced to walk on mud by his constituents for failing to fix a road
  • 9:00 am Tourism Industry stakeholders express concerns that recent protests in the country have battered the sector causing Kenya to lose bookings and investments to Tanzania. 
  • 8:16 am DCI withdraws summon issued to Embakasi East MP Babu Owino.
  • 8:01 am DPP Renson Ingonga appeals for information from the public to solve Rex Masai case after CCTV footage fails to identify shooter.
  • 7:12 am The National Assembly gives the public 7 days to submit their views on President William Ruto's CS nominees.
  • 7:04 am Former Public Service CS Moses Kuria pleads with Kenyan youth to call off protests.

Tue, 23 July 2024

  • 6:29 pm Kenya to pay Italian investors Ksh23 billion for abandoned Arror and Kimwarer dams.
  • 6:00 pm Waqo Ejersa appointed as new KEMSA CEO.
  • 5:43 pm Foreign Affairs PS Korir Singoei holds a meeting with US Ambassador Meg Whitman revolving around progress in implementing commitments agreed upon when President William Ruto visited the White House earlier in the year.
  • 5:05 pm Rebecca Miano's name missing from list of names submitted to Parliament for vetting.
  • 4:42 pm MPs demand the punishment of Juja lawmaker George Koimburi after the latter claimed that legislators were bribed Ksh2 million to pass the Finance Bill, 2024. 
  • 4:00 pm Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma threatens to initiate plans to kick out ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna for issuing a press release communicating that the party had resolved not to negotiate for CS posts in the Kenya Kwanza administration.
  • 3:23 pm President William Ruto shuffles his CS nominees; Soipan Tuya to serve as Defence Cabinet Secretary if approved while Aden Duale will take up the Environment Minister position.