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Vincent Kipyegon to face off with Rotich in steeplechase final at Nyayo

Athletes clear the barrier during the semi-finals of 200m steeplechase race on March 31, 2015 during the trials for the Africa Youth Championship at Nyayo Stadium. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO
Athletes clear the barrier during the semi-finals of 200m steeplechase race on March 31, 2015 during the trials for the Africa Youth Championship at Nyayo Stadium. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |  NATION MEDIA GROUP
By AYUMBA AYODI
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Junior international Vincent Kipyegon Ruto and Geoffrey Rotich will face off in the final of 2,000m steeplechase race during the national trials for the Africa Youth Championships on Wednesday at Nyayo Stadium.

Loyal customers need more than just rewards, points

Shoppers do their last minute Christmas in this file picture. Customer loyalty goes beyond simply establishing a loyalty programme from which customers earn points or get rewards. PHOTO | JENNIFER MUIRURI
Shoppers do their last minute Christmas in this file picture. Customer loyalty goes beyond simply establishing a loyalty programme from which customers earn points or get rewards. PHOTO | JENNIFER MUIRURI 

Samsung takes innovation notch higher with new brands

The Samsung Gear smart watch is presented at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, last year. The electronic firm associated with consumer electronics plans to increase its focus on other dedicated brands to unify Samsung’s end-to-end gadgets. PHOTO | AFP
The Samsung Gear smart watch is presented at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, last year. The electronic firm associated with consumer electronics plans to increase its focus on other dedicated brands to unify Samsung’s end-to-end gadgets. PHOTO | AFP  
By EDWIN OKOTH
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Samsung electronics has released new brands in readiness to implement its flagship gadget connectivity idea dubbed ‘the Internet of Things’.

World's oldest person dies at 117 in Japan








This file picture taken on March 4, 2015 shows the world's oldest woman Misao Okawa with her family members at a nursing home in Osaka, western Japan. Okawa died in Osaka on April 1, 2015 about a month after she turned 117.  AFP PHOTO | FILES | JIJI PRESS
This file picture taken on March 4, 2015 shows the world's oldest woman Misao Okawa with her family members at a nursing home in Osaka, western Japan. Okawa died in Osaka on April 1, 2015 about a month after she turned 117. AFP PHOTO | FILES | JIJI PRESS 
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TOKYO, JAPAN
The world's oldest person, Misao Okawa, died in Japan on Wednesday, a month after celebrating her 117th birthday.

Fortune runs out for Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan



Supporters of APC surround a jester dressed as Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan as they
Supporters of APC surround a jester dressed as Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan as they celebrate the election victory of APC Presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari on the streets of northern Nigeria's city of Kano on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.. AFP PHOTO | AMINOU ABUBAKAR 
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LAGOS, NIGERIA
Goodluck Jonathan's rise to the top of the pile in Nigeria's ruthless political world had been described as accidental a matter of good luck.

Using parasites to fight cattle disease

Herdsmen from Isiolo County in eastern Kenya study the carcass of a cow that died of East Coast Fever. PHOTO | FILE |
Herdsmen from Isiolo County in eastern Kenya study the carcass of a cow that died of East Coast Fever. The findings suggest that “fighting fire with fire” is a strategy that could work against a range of parasitic diseases. PHOTO | FILE |   NATION MEDIA GROUP
By CHRISTABEL LIGAMI, TEA Special Correspondent
In Summary
  • African cattle infected with the lethal parasite that kills one million cows per year are less likely to die when co-infected with the parasite’s milder cousin, according to the study.
  • The findings suggest that “fighting fire with fire” is a strategy that could work against a range of parasitic diseases.
  • The immediate implications are for the battle in Africa against a tick-borne cattle parasite, Theileria parva, which causes East Coast fever.

Boatload of Yemeni refugees land in Somalia


Yemenis pack their belongings into the back of a truck in Sanaa on March 31, 2015, as they flee the capital as Saudi-led coalition warplanes continue to strike Shiite Huthi militia bases across Yemen. AFP PHOTO | MOHAMMED HUWAIS
Yemenis pack their belongings into the back of a truck in Sanaa on March 31, 2015, as they flee the capital as Saudi-led coalition warplanes continue to strike Shiite Huthi militia bases across Yemen overnight, targeting the group's northern stronghold of Saadeh, the capital, Sanaa, and the central town of Yarim, residents and media said. AFP PHOTO | MOHAMMED HUWAIS 
By ABDULKADIR KHALIF
In Summary
  • According to reports confirmed by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the boat had 32 Yemenis.

Uganda bombing trial stalls after top prosecutor assassinated

Uganda's Senior Principal Attorney Joan Kagezi who was killed on Monday evening in Kiwatule, east of Kampala by unknown assailants on a motorcycle. PHOTO | DAILY MONITOR
Uganda's Senior Principal Attorney Joan Kagezi who was killed on Monday evening in Kiwatule, east of Kampala by unknown assailants on a motorcycle. PHOTO | DAILY MONITOR |  NATION MEDIA GROUP
By AFP
In Summary
  • Kagezi had been due to appear in court Tuesday at the trial of 13 men accused of participating in the July 2010 bombings in Kampala which were claimed by Somalia's Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab militants.
  • Lawyers in court Tuesday were visibly emotional, saying they would meet later with judges to decide what will happen next with the trial, defence lawyer Yunusu Kasirivu said.

Nigeria election: Opposition leader Buhari wins poll

Nigeria's main opposition on March 31, 2015 claimed victory in the country's tense General Election as former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari pulled ahead of President Goodluck Jonathan in the vote count. AFP PHOTO | PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Nigeria's main opposition on March 31, 2015 claimed victory in the country's tense General Election as former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari (pictured) pulled ahead of President Goodluck Jonathan in the vote count. AFP PHOTO | PIUS UTOMI EKPEI 
By AFP
In Summary
  • So far, Buhari and his All Progressives Congress (APC) has won 10 states, with Jonathan, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) taking eight plus the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja.

Blogs & Opinion

Users in Kenya set to get Windows 10 upgrade for free


Microsoft Lumia 532 and Microsoft Lumia 435 during their launch in Nairobi. The preview of Windows 10 is available on a set of six new Lumia phones. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA
Microsoft Lumia 532 and Microsoft Lumia 435 during their launch in Nairobi. The preview of Windows 10 is available on a set of six new Lumia phones. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA 

Sh5.1m car at stake in Kenya Open

Pewin Motors MD David Kirigua (left) hands over keys of Chevrolet Trailblazer car to Kenya Open Golf Limited chairman Peter Kanyago at Karen Country club on March 31, 2015.
Pewin Motors MD David Kirigua (left) hands over keys of Chevrolet Trailblazer car to Kenya Open Golf Limited chairman Peter Kanyago at Karen Country club on March 31, 2015. The first golfer to hole out in one at the par three-seventh hole during this year’s Kenya Open will win the car. 

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A brand new Chevrolet car worth Sh5.1 million will be at stake during the 2015 Barclays Kenya Open Golf Championship set for April 9 to 12 at the par-72 Karen Country Club course.

Firms poke holes on insurance rule







Kenya Reinsurance Corporation limited managing director Jadiah Mwarania during the release of the firms half year performance results at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi on August 15, 2014. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU
Kenya Reinsurance Corporation limited managing director Jadiah Mwarania during the release of the firms half year performance results at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi on August 15, 2014. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU  
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Insurance firms have criticised a rule requiring them to cede a share of their business to reinsurers. The insurers say this regulation is against free trade practices.

Kenya losing Sh14bn yearly to drought

National Cereals and Produce Board operations manager Ernest Ogwara (right) and Kenya Meteorological Services specialist Bernard Chanzu, during the launch of the World Bank report on increasing agricultural production and resilience through improved meteorological services in Nairobi on March 31, 2015. PHOTO | JENNIFER MUIRURI
National Cereals and Produce Board operations manager Ernest Ogwara (right) and Kenya Meteorological Services specialist Bernard Chanzu, during the launch of the World Bank report on increasing agricultural production and resilience through improved meteorological services in Nairobi on March 31, 2015. PHOTO | JENNIFER MUIRURI |  NATION MEDIA GROUP
By LILIAN OCHIENG'
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Kenya is losing Sh14 billion every year to drought, with the World Bank warning that more needs to be done to stem the trend.

Internet costs in East Africa set to decline


Students use the digital library at the Kenya National Library Services in Nakuru on August 14, 2014. FILE PHOTO | SULEIMAN MBATIAH
Students use the digital library at the Kenya National Library Services in Nakuru on August 14, 2014. FILE PHOTO | SULEIMAN MBATIAH |  NATION MEDIA GROUP
By CHARLES WOKABI
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Internet costs in the region are expected to drop after Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda agreed to harmonise taxes constituting data prices.

Keroche seeks larger market share with Sh5bn brew plant




Industrialisation Cabinet Secretary Adan Mohamed (left) tours Keroche Breweries with the company’s chief executive, Mrs Tabitha Karanja and Nakuru Deputy Governor Joseph Ruto during the official commissioning of a Sh5 billion brewery plant on March 31, 2015. PHOTO | MACHARIA MWANGI
Industrialisation Cabinet Secretary Adan Mohamed (left) tours Keroche Breweries with the company’s chief executive, Mrs Tabitha Karanja and Nakuru Deputy Governor Joseph Ruto during the official commissioning of a Sh5 billion brewery plant on March 31, 2015. PHOTO | MACHARIA MWANGI |  NATION MEDIA GROUP
By MACHARIA MWANGI
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Keroche Breweries is eyeing more than a 20 per cent share of the beer market with the commissioning of a Sh5 billion brewing plant on Tuesday.

Chinese diner boss is finally freed on bond




Lawyer Cliff Ombeta calms Ms Zhao Yang down after she broke into tears of relief in a Nairobi court on March 31, 2015 when she was released on a bond of Sh100,000 after three days in custody. PHOTO | PAUL WAWERU
Lawyer Cliff Ombeta calms Ms Zhao Yang down after she broke into tears of relief in a Nairobi court on March 31, 2015 when she was released on a bond of Sh100,000 after three days in custody. PHOTO | PAUL WAWERU |  NATION MEDIA GROUP
By VINCENT AGOYA
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A manager at a Chinese restaurant in Nairobi that discriminated against blacks has finally been released on bond.

Graft report accuses Sam Nyamweya of embezzlement

Sports CS Hassan Wario (left) and Sports Commissioner Gordon Oluoch (centre) meets Football Kenya Federation boss Sam Nyamweya (right) on February 16, 2015 to discuss wrangles in local football. FILE PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO
Sports CS Hassan Wario (left) and Sports Commissioner Gordon Oluoch (centre) meets Football Kenya Federation boss Sam Nyamweya (right) on February 16, 2015 to discuss wrangles in local football. FILE PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |  NATION MEDIA GROUP
By DAVID KWALIMWA
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Two senior football administrators have been named in the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) report on graft.

For Miriam, education is the only sure ticket out of poverty



Mwongeli Mwongeli, a Starehe Girls Centre alumni who was one of the country’s best performers having scored an impressive A of 83 points in last year’s KCSE. PHOTO | PAULINE KAIRU
Mwongeli Mwongeli, a Starehe Girls Centre alumni who was one of the country’s best performers having scored an impressive A of 83 points in last year’s KCSE. PHOTO | PAULINE KAIRU 

Sure, the Alfa Romeo is cute, but it is so unreliable, you wouldn’t want one


Alfa Romeos are femmes fatales in every sense of the word. They are perfect: they are achingly beautiful, they sound just right and a physical engagement with them means you will see heaven, maybe several times. PHOTO | FILE
Alfa Romeos are femmes fatales in every sense of the word. They are perfect: they are achingly beautiful, they sound just right and a physical engagement with them means you will see heaven, maybe several times. PHOTO | FILE 
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Hi Baraza,
I’m an avid reader of your column. While going through  a stock list from SBT Japan. I stumbled upon a gem; the Alfa Romeo 147 Twin Spark Selespeed, 2-litre, 2008 version. I fell in love.
Now, here is the catch: C&F plus duty comes to around Sh750,000. Please dissuade me from going to the bank and getting a loan this instance because this car is just spectacular. Tell me I’ll regret it... the works — economy, insurance cost, parts, reliability.
Macharia

Macharia, stop! Just stop! Step away from the Internet and quit looking at pictures of the 147 Twin Spark because it is nothing short of a siren’s song. And it might lead you into doing things that, as children, we were told would make us go blind.
It is alluring, it is luscious, it is desirable. You want it, you know you do. You want it so bad, don’t you? It is such a sweet, snazzy little thing, you can’t help but entertain unholy thoughts concerning the equally unholy union the two of you might have. It pulls at your heartstrings and causes a frankly unsubtle stirring in your visceral parts.
This is where I’ll ask you to perform a head-stand to get the blood flowing back into your head.
Alfa Romeos are femmes fatales in every sense of the word. They are perfect: they are achingly beautiful, they sound just right and a physical engagement with them means you will see heaven, maybe several times.
SHORT HONEYMOON
This will happen briefly, then the nightmare will start.
Like all femmes fatales, their ugly sides make themselves felt long before the dream-like reverie (called the “honeymoon phase”) is over. They transform from exquisite goddesses into willful, disobedient, high-maintenance shrews.
Putting away the boudoir references, the reality is that Alfas are insanely unreliable. Breaking down is a matter of when, not if. And they will break down, sometimes at the most inopportune  moments, such as when  leaving the garage after the last major repair job.
Their electrical systems are the worst; they act up and pack up with alarming frequency. The beautifully crafted interior falls to pieces and is a pain to put right, if ever. Hoses blow in the engine, wires melt, gaskets crumble, valves shatter, con-rods bend, driveshafts warp, wheel hubs fall off....
Like all other beautiful things, Alfas are not meant to be held on to. A brief passionate fling will do before you have to go back to your wif...  excuse me... to a more sensible vehicle.
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Baraza, I am not a young  woman and have never owned a car but  dream of owning one.
For this reason, I read Car Clinic  regularly.   Since I am a family person, I’m thinking of 7-seater cars like the  X-Trail, Rush, Daihatsu Terios, RAV 4 and,  lately, Subarus and BMWs.
Since I have no experience, kindly advise me like a three-year-old on the ideal seven-seater with the kind I have mentioned that costs around Sh800,000, is not troublesome, has readily available spares, can manage a dry weather road in a hilly environment, does not consume too much fuel, and which I can sell later.
Joy

Joy, in the list you provide, the only 7-seater car is the Subaru, specifically the Tribeca. It might not be troublesome and spares are readily available, and it will also manage dry weather in a hilly environment, provided the roads aren’t too untractable. But the last two characteristics are where it loses the plot: the car is thirsty, very thirsty, and selling it later might prove onerous, given the kind of merciless reviews it has been receiving in this column. Preceding all that I have just written is this: you will not get a Tribeca for Sh800,000. All the other cars on your list are 5-seaters.
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Hi Baraza,
I am thinking of buying my first car. Well it’s a tie between a bike and a car but let’s focus on the car.
In mind I have the Subaru Impreza, Toyota Caldina and Toyota Runx.  What I am looking for is a car that won’t gobble up my entire salary on fuel (despite the drop in prices), easy to  maintain and has a good resale value.  I would appreciate any other suggestions from you with regard to ideal first cars.
Car Owner To-Be.

All three cars tick all three boxes except for the Impreza when it comes to resale value... or simply “resell”, to be accurate.
The problem is not that the Impreza loses value — it holds its value quite well, in fact, and is a very good buy; the problem lies in reputation. The Subaru Impreza is associated with all manner of ills, both social and mechanical; some of them unfounded, some probable, while some are hilariously true. These ills are:
Social guilt: The Impreza is tied in with obnoxious, road-hog psychopathic antisocial tendencies, mostly because of the Impreza STi, which is sometimes driven by immature yobs (key word here is “sometimes”... Not everyone in an STi is an immature yob, some are mature).
The STis are also loud and have been on several occasions the root cause of numerous toddlers squalling in the dead of night after being rudely awoken by the sound of small-arms fire which turned out to be an STi exhaust backfiring on the overrun, either due to the pointless installation of anti-lag or a long-ignored and way overdue need for new spark plugs. And then along came one Njoki Chege....
The Subaru Impreza is associated with all manner of ills, both social and mechanical; some of them unfounded, some probable, while some are hilariously true. The problem is not that the Impreza loses value — it holds its value quite well, in fact, and is a very good buy; the problem lies in reputation. PHOTO | FILE
The Subaru Impreza is associated with all manner of ills, both social and mechanical; some of them unfounded, some probable, while some are hilariously true. The problem is not that the Impreza loses value — it holds its value quite well, in fact, and is a very good buy; the problem lies in reputation. PHOTO | FILE
Mechanical guilt: Subaru cars are also famous (infamous?) for high fuel consumption, but again this is not necessarily a universal truth. Divorce from your mind all pretences at power and performance and get a naturally aspirated (“turboless”) Subaru, preferably one with an engine size south of 2,000cc and fuel economy will not be a nightmare.
You won’t have any power to speak of either, but hey, nobody said the world was perfect.
The universal truth comes about when discussing maintenance/repair. The parts are not abnormally expensive, but DIY-grease monkey-type spannering is an exercise in discovering that patience is a blessing, and so are slim, nimble fingers. Subaru mechanicals are quite complex; try changing the plugs on an STi without skinning your knuckles down to the metacarpals and tell me how that goes.
How bad an effect have the above had on reselling Subarus?
Last year I tried selling two naturally aspirated, low-mileage, 1500cc, 2WD Impreza station wagons — the most economical, sober and politically correct of all Subarus — and I didn’t get a single bite for several weeks, despite extolling the virtues of boxer engines and the practicality of station wagons, and preaching loudly that a Subaru won the last Kiamburing TT in the marketing blurb.
I even resorted to what I call “offering end-user purchase incentives” (also known as “dropping the price several times”). I eventually gave up. Then I tried selling a branded WRX...
Gee. Thanks a lot, Njoki Chege. Now write about Peugeots. They’re already hard enough to sell second hand, let’s see if they can get any more undesirable on the pre-owned market.
Oh, buy the Runx.
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Hi Baraza,
 Thanks  for your informative column. I have a Suzuki Vitara which I retrofitted with low-profile tyres —  from 215/70R16 to 215/55R16 and the radius of turn improved tremendously. Could  you please explain the logic behind this because I thought the radius of turn depends on the degree of turn of the wheels and the wheelbase of the car and not the distance covered by the wheel?
Could you also kindly explain the principle of exhaust systems in relation to back pressure, through-pipes and performance of the car?
Last but not least, extend my gratitude to the building and engineering team for the construction of the Thika Superhighway, though I have a grouse about the very short acceleration and deceleration lanes and a few needless bottlenecks like the one on which Kiambu Road joins the Thika Superhighway to town at the Muthaiga junction.
Also, advise your esteemed readers that you cannot have a car that is fast, powerful, cheap, easy to maintain and economical to run.
Mbaabu.

Mbaabu, what happened here is that you fitted a smaller tyre overall compared to the previous ones. The 70 and 55 are called aspect ratios, and they express the thickness of the tyre sidewall in relation to the tyre width. The figure is actually a percentage, so both 70 and 55 are percentages  of the tyre width.
Now, please try and follow this  very carefully because it can get a little confusing:
The tyre widths are the same in both instances: 215mm. The rim size is also constant: 16 inches. Your old tyres had an aspect ratio of 70 per cent, so the tyre sidewall size was 70 per cent of 215mm, which gives us 150.5mm. The new, low-profile tyres have a sidewall thickness 55 per cent of the 215mm width, which gives us 118.25mm.
The overall size of a wheel is given by rim size plus sidewall thickness. Since the rim size is constant in both cases, the size disparity is brought about by the difference in sidewall thickness. Your new tyres have thinner sidewalls and, therefore, create an overall effect of having a smaller wheel.
For a car to make a complete circle, the tyres have to make a certain number of revolutions once the steering wheel is turned.
They all rotate at different speeds and make different numbers of turns, so let us focus on just one wheel.
BACK PRESSURE
Let us say, for example, that the front inside tyre needs to rotate 15 times when the steering wheel is on full lock (turned all the way to one side) for the car to turn in the smallest possible complete circle.
The path traced by that tyre is the turning circle of the car, whose circumference (C1) is determined by the distance covered by the tyre when it rotates 15 times. The distance covered by the tyre per rotation is in turn dependent on the circumference (C2) of that tyre. A bigger tyre rotating once will cover a longer distance compared to a smaller tyre rotating once.
The size of C1 is directly proportional to the size of C2, right? Therefore, a smaller C2 leads to a smaller C1, right? Your old tyres had a bigger C, so it resulted in a bigger C1. Your new tyres have a smaller C2, so they lead to a smaller C1. Get it?
I have discussed back pressure before, and it is a topic whose details you might not want to get into because that is where motoring ends and physics begins. It is one of the subtopics in engine tuning, a complicated subject.
However, in a nutshell: a little back pressure is desirable in an engine. It controls airflow through the engine, especially where valve timing is not intelligently controlled.
Too much back pressure, such as when the exhaust system is partially blocked, and the engine will refuse to rev beyond a certain speed because not enough intake charge is making it into the cylinder following the slow exit of exhaust gases and/or the exhaust gases being forced back into the cylinder following the compression of these gases from their slow exit.
What of too little back pressure? Air flow through the engine is again thrown slightly off. The exhaust gases flow “too fast” out of the engine, sometimes taking part of the incoming intake charge with them, and this intake charge then goes ahead to ignite within the exhaust pipe, damaging it.
As before, power losses are experienced because the intake charge is supposed to ignite within the cylinders, not outside them.
You mention through-pipes and performance, and it is important to get one thing straight: through-pipe exhausts may improve performance somewhat, but this will not happen by simply installing a drainpipe underneath your vehicle and incurring the wrath of your neighbours.
For it to work properly, you might need a new engine map, especially where ignition timing and valve timing are concerned.

More visit Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission offices over report








Suspended Agriculture CS Felix Koskei at Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission offices in Nairobi where he had gone to inquire about the graft claims against him on march 30, 2015. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL
Suspended Agriculture CS Felix Koskei at Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission offices in Nairobi where he had gone to inquire about the graft claims against him on march 30, 2015. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL |  NATION MEDIA GROUP
By CAROLINE WAFULA
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The anti-corruption commission has asked politicians and State officers to stop flocking its offices in a bid to find out their fate following last week’s release of a list of leaders suspected of corruption.

Key Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission official Jane Onsongo quits over infighting

EACC commissioner Jane Kerubo Onsongo with commission chairman Mumo Matemu outside the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi on November 12, 2013. FILE PHOTO | BILLY MUTAI
EACC commissioner Jane Kerubo Onsongo with commission chairman Mumo Matemu outside the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi on November 12, 2013. FILE PHOTO | BILLY MUTAI |  NATION MEDIA GROUP
By CAROLINE WAFULA
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A member of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission resigned on Tuesday, claiming the agency was incapable of fighting graft.

‘Small fish’ also netted in war on graft

President Uhuru Kenyatta hands over a report to National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi (left) and Senate Speaker Ekwee Ethuro after the State of the Nation address in Parliament on March 26, 2015. PHOTO | BILLY MUTAI
President Uhuru Kenyatta hands over a report to National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi (left) and Senate Speaker Ekwee Ethuro after the State of the Nation address in Parliament on March 26, 2015. PHOTO | BILLY MUTAI |  NATION MEDIA GROUP
By NATION REPORTER
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The confidential report handed to Parliament by President Kenyatta last week is not all about big names and mega scandals.

William Ruto aide Marianne Kitany named in Sh200m scam 1








Suspended Chief of Staff to Deputy President William Ruto, Marianne Kitany. FILE PHOTO | DIANA NGILA
Suspended Chief of Staff to Deputy President William Ruto, Marianne Kitany. FILE PHOTO | DIANA NGILA |  NATION MEDIA GROUP
By PETER LEFTIE
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Suspended Chief of Staff to Deputy President William Ruto, Ms Marianne Kitany, is on the spot for

Evans Kidero makes it to List of Shame over loss of Sh300m at Mumias

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero speaks at an event on March 9, 2015. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU
Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero speaks at an event on March 9, 2015. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU |  NATION MEDIA GROUP
By NATION REPORTER
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Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero is on the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission’s List of Shame.
Dr Kidero is under investigation over the alleged loss of millions of shillings when he was the

Isaac Ruto among 12 governors under probe

Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto addresses a press conference in Nairobi on September 30, 2014. FILE PHOTO | BILLY MUTAI
Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto addresses a press conference in Nairobi on September 30, 2014. FILE PHOTO | BILLY MUTAI |  NATION MEDIA GROUP
By PETER LEFTIE
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Twelve governors and dozens of chief officers of various county governments are facing investigations for alleged corruption.

List of Shame: Corruption laid bare


President Uhuru Kenyatta hands over a report to National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi (left) and Senate Speaker Ekwee Ethuro after the State of the Nation address in Parliament on March 26, 2015. PHOTO | BILLY MUTAI
President Uhuru Kenyatta hands over a report to National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi (left) and Senate Speaker Ekwee Ethuro after the State of the Nation address in Parliament on March 26, 2015. PHOTO | BILLY MUTAI |  NATION MEDIA GROUP
Charity Ngilu, CS Lands, Housing and Urban Development
She is being investigated for allegedly instructing valuers from her ministry to inflate the value of Waitiki Farm in Mombasa by Sh110 million to get a Sh65 million kickback once the farm is sold.

I won’t step down over graft claims, vows Hassan Joho

Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho addresses journalists on March 31, 2015 after opening Kikowani Road in Bondeni, Mvita Constituency. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT
Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho addresses journalists on March 31, 2015 after opening Kikowani Road in Bondeni, Mvita Constituency. Mr Joho said he will not resign over allegations levelled against him. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT |  NATION MEDIA GROUP
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Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho, his Kilifi counterpart Amason Kingi and former Transport minister Chirau Mwakwere are among the big names from the Coast that the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission is investigating for graft.

How the high and mighty rob the nation


Women in support of Meru Governor Peter Munya march in Meru on March 31, 2015. PHOTO | PHOEBE OKALL
Women in support of Meru Governor Peter Munya march in Meru on March 31, 2015. PHOTO | PHOEBE OKALL |  NATION MEDIA GROUP
By BERNARD NAMUNANE
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President Kenyatta’s corruption dossier, tabled in Parliament on Tuesday, confirmed what Kenyans have always feared: the country is being robbed blind by those in charge of public money.