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Manchester United transfer, Sheikh Jassim latest as West Ham confirm Declan Rice summer exit

By Manchester United Writer Manchester United's quest for their first summer signing continues. Personal terms have been agreed with Mason Mount but a fee is yet to be reached with Chelsea for the midfielder. Erik Ten Hag has held talks with Rasmus Hojlund but United don't appear to have made a...

Ombudsman condemns attack on journalists

The Commission on Administrative Justice has condemned recent attacks on journalists while in the line of duty as well as abduction of citizens by the police.  Kajuju said an attack on a journalist is an attack on Kenya’s democratic space and freedom as enshrined in the Constitution. Speaking in Meru town...

Mwangaza faces another ouster, will she survive this time round?

A notice of motion has been tabled at the Meru County Assembly to impeach governor Kawira Mwangaza.The impeachment motion will be the third to be tabled in the Assembly against the governor since she assumed office 20 months ago.Nominated MCA Zipporah Kinya who moved the motion listed two grounds.The MCAs accuse Mwangaza of abuse of office saying...

Don’t sack alcohol addicts, treat them, Dr Muguna tells employers

The government and the private sector have been urged to enroll workers in the civil service who are addicted to alcohol and other substances in rehabilitation centres instead of sacking them.Meru County Alcoholic and Drinks Control Board Chief Executive Officer Dr Mbabu Muguna said alcohol addiction is a disease like any other and victims should be treated...

TVET Audit reveals quality concerns

The ministry of education has said there is a need to standardize equipment used in training in all technical and vocational training institutions. Technical Education and Vocational Training (TVET) director Meshach Opwora said the quality of trainings in institutions under national government and those under county government has been found to vary affecting standards.

Mitunguu principal evacuated as students riot

A new principal posted to Mitunguu Technical Training Institute (TTI) in Meru was on Wednesday evacuated to safety after angry students rioted demanding the reinstatement of former principal Lucy Anampiu. The protesting students barricaded the Mitunguu-Kathwana road to express their dissatisfaction with the leadership changes. Police used tea gas to disperse...

You can’t lecture us about maandamano, ODM party says

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party has come out in defence of its leader Raila Odinga over his controversial call for dialogue following GenZ led protests. Raila and President William Ruto on Tuesday, announced a six-day dialogue under a multisectoral forum starting Monday next week. Fellow Azimio leaders protested Raila’s statements...

Coffee theft: Senator Kathuri wants private millers audited

Senate Deputy Speaker Kathuri Murungi has called on government to audit all private coffee millers across the country following the increasing coffee theft cases. Speaking at Kariene in Central Imenti, Kathuri who is also the Meru senator urged the ministry of agriculture to move with speed and collect data on source and...

MP Rahim, Former MCAs paid goons to destroy my buildings

North Imenti MP Rahim Dawood has fingered a section of former MCAs for financing youths to vandalize and loot his property in Makutano during the anti-financebill protests. “It is unfortunate I lost property worth Ksh2 million which was destroyed during the Gen Z protest here in Meru." "They targeted me because...

KAA withdraws Sh4000 miraa levy

There is a sigh of relief among miraa traders after the Kenya Airport Authority (KAA) withdrew a Sh4,000 levy charged per miraa vehicle following an out of court settlement with a lobby group. Nyambene Miraa Trade Association (Nyamita) moved to court in April seeking to have KAA stop the levy charged Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA)...

Kabeabea: Don’t elect non-performers in 2027

Former Tigania East MP Gichunge Kabeabea has called on residents to elect leaders based on their track record in the next general election. The Anti-Counterfeit Authority chairman who was speaking at Karama and Mikinduri respectively said failure to vote for credible leaders who are development oriented, make a region lag behind economically.