Kenya smallholder tea farmers earn Sh63.6 billion from tea exports
Four senior judiciary officials sent on compulsory leave
In what appears to be a concerted efforts by the judicially to break cartels in its ranks, the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) Thursday sent home four senior officials to pave way for investigations over corrupt practices.
The four includes deputy chief registrar, head of ICT, human resource and procurement. This comes barely six months after the former chief registrar Ms Gladys Shollei was sent packing over corruption allegations. Chief Justice Dr Wily Mutunga (pictured) has pledged to clean the judiciary.
PCEA church defrocks former moderator over devil worship
Former PCEA moderator Mr David Githii fell to his own crusade over devil worship after his church excommunicated him over his claims that some members of the church were involved in devil worship and homosexuality.
Rev Githii now joins another controversial preacher Rev Timothy Njoya (pictured) who has had several exchanges with his church due to his active involvement in civil society activities that included the clamour for multiparty and new constitution.
Governors’ forum pushes for more money for counties
Governors meeting in Kwale County have called for higher allocation of funds to the counties amidst discomfort in government that they were engaged in extravagant spending. Both the president and his deputy boycotted the event that was meant to assess governors’ performance in the last one year.
Even the senators who have not enjoyed a very cordial relationship with the governors boycotted the event. The governors have challenged some oversight powers that senators exercised over the counties at the Supreme Court. Bomet governor Isaac Ruto (pictured) is leading the campaign