Kenya smallholder tea farmers earn Sh63.6 billion from tea exports
Security fears as Muslims leaders demand arrests
Tension remains high in Mombasa city ahead of Friday's prayers which analysts fear can turn violent as nobody has been arrested with Tuesday murder of controversial Muslim preacher Sheikh Makaburi. Security organs at the coastal city has warned the youths aganist participating in illegal demonstrations.
This comes barely a day after mulsim religous leaders and activitst demanded quick investigations and prosecutionof those behind the killing. the preacher was gunned down outise Shanzu law courts where he had attended a court hearing. The government has denied any involvent in the killing.
National government boycotts governors' fete
The national government has boycotted a governors' fete at the coast in what may strain an already cold relationship between the national government and the devolved units. While the governors through the chairman of the governors' council Bomet governor Isack Ruto has accussed the government of trying to 'kill' devolution, the government seems to be uncomfortable with the lavish expenditure by the governors at a time when it is trying to save money to implement crucial projectgs such as infrastructure.
DP william Ruto wins reprieve at ICC
Deputy President William Ruto was Wednesday allowed by Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) to continue to skip trial sessions. Chief prosecutor Bensouda had petitioned the court to compel Mr Ruto to attend the on-going sessions. Mr Ruto is sitting in for President Uhuru Kenyatta who is attending EU-Africa Summit at Brussels. He will later visit Rwanda.