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Sunday, January 31, 2016

880 doctors under probe in referral-for-bribe scandal

Health PS Nicholas Muraguri: “If a doctor is reported to the medical services board, they will be deregistered for that is a criminal offence.” PHOTO | FILE
Health PS Nicholas Muraguri: “If a doctor is reported to the medical services board, they will be deregistered for that is a criminal offence.” PHOTO | FILE 
By STELLAR MURUMBA and NEVILLE OTUKI
In Summary
  • Up to 880 doctors in public and private hospitals could lose their practising licences and face criminal charges if investigations confirm that they intentionally misadvised patients to seek treatment abroad in exchange for kickbacks.
  • Health Principal Secretary Nicholas Muraguri told the Business Daily that the investigation seeks to identify rogue doctors who have been colluding with specialists in countries such as India to fleece patients of millions of shillings while draining Kenya’s hard currency reserves.
  • Dr Muraguri said any doctor found guilty of the alleged malpractices will be stripped of their practising licences and face the risk of criminal prosecution.

Raila urges Uhuru to embrace Jaramogi's ideals


Sunday, January 31, 2016
Cord leader Raila Odinga addresses the crowd during a joint memorial service of the late Jaramogi Oginga Odinga and Fidel Odinga at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University Grounds on January 30, 2016. Mr Odinga urged Mr Kenyatta to recognise the role that his father played in the clamour for independence. PHOTO | TONNY OMONDI | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Cord leader Raila Odinga addresses the crowd during a joint memorial service of the late Jaramogi Oginga Odinga and Fidel Odinga at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University Grounds on January 30, 2016. Mr Odinga urged Mr Kenyatta to recognise the role that his father played in the clamour for independence. PHOTO | TONNY OMONDI | NATION MEDIA GROUP 
By MOSES ODHIAMBO
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Cord leader Raila Odinga on Sunday asked Jubilee to live by the ideals that his father, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, fought for when Kenya’s founding President Jomo Kenyatta was still in prison

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Kenya Pipeline Company to devolve its fuel lines

Trucks transporting petroleum park outside the Kenya Pipeline Company depot in Nakuru on May 4, 2015. The company plans to spend Sh22 billion to devolve oil to counties across the country . PHOTO | SULEIMAN MBATIAH | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Trucks transporting petroleum park outside the Kenya Pipeline Company depot in Nakuru on May 4, 2015. The company plans to spend Sh22 billion to devolve oil to counties across the country . PHOTO | SULEIMAN MBATIAH | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By EDWIN OKOTH
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The Kenya Pipeline Company’s Sh22 billion plan to devolve oil to counties across the country has entered a new phase, with the State firm now looking for least cost routes to target areas.

New KCC privatisation plan is on, says Kenya Dairy Board

Workers at the New Kenya Corporative Creameries, Kitale factory pack milk butter, ready for sale on January 9, 2012.  Kenya Dairy Board has said plans to privatise the milk processor is on course. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Workers at the New Kenya Corporative Creameries, Kitale factory pack milk butter, ready for sale on January 9, 2012. Kenya Dairy Board has said plans to privatise the milk processor is on course. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP 
By STEVE NJUGUNA
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Kenya Dairy Board chairman Matu Wamae has said the government's plan to privatise the New KCC and revert it to the dairy farmers is on course.

Communications Authority sets new guidelines for courier firms









Communications Authority of Kenya Director Francis Wangusi. Communications Authority of Kenya has set new guidelines requiring Postal Corporation of Kenya and other operators to acquire standardised ICT equipment that will monitor delivery of consignments. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Communications Authority of Kenya Director Francis Wangusi. Communications Authority of Kenya has set new guidelines requiring Postal Corporation of Kenya and other operators to acquire standardised ICT equipment that will monitor delivery of consignments. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NATION MEDIA GROUP 
By LILIAN OCHIENG'
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Postal and courier services must adhere to new standards under a new regulatory regime to ensure quality service, failure to which their licences will be revoked.

Watchdogs raises alarm over attack on media freedom in EA

Kisumu journalists protest against the move by MPs to pass into law the Kenya Information and Communication Amendment Bill, 2013, on November 7, 2013, which they believe will be a threat to press freedom. In Kenya, the CPJ says “a combination of legal and physical harassment is making it increasingly difficult for journalists to work freely.” PHOTO | TOM OTIENO | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Kisumu journalists protest against the move by MPs to pass into law the Kenya Information and Communication Amendment Bill, 2013, on November 7, 2013, which they believe will be a threat to press freedom. In Kenya, the CPJ says “a combination of legal and physical harassment is making it increasingly difficult for journalists to work freely.” PHOTO | TOM OTIENO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 
By PAUL REDFERN
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Press freedom across the East African region is currently under more threat than before, according to international watchdogs.

Lawyer links more judges to bribery scandal

Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi argues a case at the Court of Appeal on September 22, 2015. Mr Abdullahi has said more judges are embroiled in the bribery allegation to rule in favour of Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi argues a case at the Court of Appeal on September 22, 2015. Mr Abdullahi has said more judges are embroiled in the bribery allegation to rule in favour of Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP 
By STELLA CHERONO
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Four judges of the Supreme Court shared a Sh300 million bribe among themselves to rule in favour of Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero, a lawyer sensationally claimed on Sunday.

UoN lands top position in Kenya, sixth in Africa

The University of Nairobi's main entrance. The institution has been ranked as the best in Kenya. FILE PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
The University of Nairobi's main entrance. The institution has been ranked as the best in Kenya. FILE PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 
By MARYANNE GICOBI
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The University of Nairobi (UoN) has been rated as the best in Kenya and sixth in Africa.
This is according to Webometrics, 4ICU, Times Higher Education (THE) and the Journals Consortium.

Meeting was turning point for world trade

Delegates during the opening session of the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference in KICC, Nairobi, on December 15, 2015. Ms Amina Mohamed recollects that they negotiated and kept the entire membership informed and involved. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NATION MEDIA GROUP


Delegates during the opening session of the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference in KICC, Nairobi, on December 15, 2015. Ms Amina Mohamed recollects that they negotiated and kept the entire membership informed and involved. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By AMINA MOHAMED
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At the start of 2015, the prospects for a successful outcome in the Nairobi World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference were dim and ominous. Pundits had forecast failure.

Three dead, several injured after attack by suspected Shabaab militants in Lamu

 
                                                         President Uhuru
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By KALUME KAZUNGU
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Three people have been confirmed dead, several injured and a house torched at Kaisari Village in...

Tax is the devil in Kenya’s high fuel cost






DESIGN: LISA WAMUGUNDA AND ANDREW ANINI
DESIGN: LISA WAMUGUNDA AND ANDREW ANINI 
By DOROTHY OTIENO
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Petrol in Kenya would cost as low as Sh55 per litre if the fall in crude oil prices were reflected in ...

Fed keeps rates unchanged, weary eye on global markets


Janet Yellen revived talk of possible US rate increase later this year during a speech at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst on September 24, 2015.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. PHOTO | AFP 
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The U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and said it was "closely...

Economists caution on cost-cutting

Tanzania's President John Magufuli delivers a speech during his swearing in ceremony in Dar es Salaam, on November 5, 2015. President Magufuli’s assault on corruption has exposed the soft underbelly of Uhuru Kenyatta’s presidency. PHOTO | DANIEL HAYDUK | AFP
Tanzania's President John Magufuli delivers a speech during his swearing in ceremony in Dar es Salaam, on November 5, 2015. PHOTO | DANIEL HAYDUK | AFP 
SOME economists have cautioned on the benefits of austerity measures being enforced by the government, calling for proper monitoring of the cost-cutting drive to ensure broader national goals are not compromised.

Small firms ride on standard gauge rail to rake in millions

The standard gauge railway under construction.







The standard gauge railway under construction. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By LILIAN OCHIENG'
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Mr William Ndeti is among suppliers who won tenders worth millions to do civil works on the standard gauge railway (SGR).

Firm calls for change in attitude towards entrepreneurship

Kenyans despise entrepreneurship denying it the best people who could innovate products that drive establishment of industries for job creation. PHOTO | FILE 
By JAMES KARIUKI
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Kenyans despise entrepreneurship denying it the best people who could innovate products that drive establishment of industries for job creation.

DIT graduates urged to be innovative

SUNDAY NEWS Reporter
FRESH graduates in the country have been encouraged to choose to work for themselves rather than becoming employees, as each year they have to face a fierce battle to compete for the limited job opportunities.

Spotlight on the promised power to read, click, trade


Children enjoy themselves as various artistes perform in Kabarnet, Baringo County, during the Madaraka Day celebrations on June 1, 2015. PHOTO | CHEBOITE KIGEN | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Children enjoy themselves as various artistes perform in Kabarnet, Baringo County, during the Madaraka Day celebrations on June 1, 2015. PHOTO | CHEBOITE KIGEN | NATION MEDIA GROUP 
By EDWIN OKOTH
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Three power-related timelines are expected to send high voltage pressure on State authorities as the government seeks to stand by its ambitious goals this year.

Court approves 52m/- accommodation fee for tourists

FAUSTINE KAPAMA
THE Court of Appeal has ordered three respondents, Max Village Limited, Uaridi (Warida) Beach Resort Limited and Massimiliano Bramucci to pay to Arabian Ventures Zanzibar Limited, who trades as Ocean Paradise Resort over 52m/- being accommodation charges for 30 tourists.

Kenyan cargo firms wins global award for boosting trade









Transglobal Cargo Centre, associated with Kenyan billionaire businessman Peter Muthoka, received an award from the World Customs Organisation for its role in boosting trade and its services in the customs community. PHOTO | COURTESY
Transglobal Cargo Centre, associated with Kenyan billionaire businessman Peter Muthoka, received an award from the World Customs Organisation for its role in boosting trade and its services in the customs community. PHOTO | COURTESY 

African Union backs Uhuru’s call to withdraw from the Rome Statute

MSD to eliminate middlemen, coats drugs with special colours

MARC NKWAME in Arusha
THE Government is working on the final arrangement to allow the Medical Store Department (MSD) to procure drug consignments directly from manufacturers to eliminate middlemen agents.

President picks new TPDF Chief of Staff

FATMA ABDU
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RESIDENT John Pombe Magufuli has appointed Liutenant General Venance Mabeyo, the new Chief of the General Staff of the Tanzania People’s Defence Forces (TPDF), it was announced in Dar es Salaam yesterday.

Housing sector and queries on source of cash 9









Some of the estates under construction on Nairobi’s Mombasa Road. Experts now agree there is a housing glut. PHOTO | DENIS OKEYO | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Some of the estates under construction on Nairobi’s Mombasa Road. Experts now agree there is a housing glut. PHOTO | DENIS OKEYO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 
By VINCENT ACHUKA
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The shocking admission last week by the real estate industry that the housing sector has finally been

Malaria deaths on decline in African countries

SUNDAY NEWS Reporter
STATISTICS indicate that annual malaria deaths in Africa have decreased from an estimated 764,000 in 2000 to 395,000 in 2015.

Treasury culls budget spending amid tough times

Construction of the standard gauge railway in progress. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Construction of the standard gauge railway in progress. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 
By VINCENT ACHUKA
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The Jubilee Government has moved to tame its expenditure on infrastructure in the wake of tough...

Revenue collection likely to hit 1.5tri/- mark in Jan

Tanzania's President John Magufuli delivers a speech during his swearing in ceremony in Dar es Salaam, on November 5, 2015. President Magufuli’s assault on corruption has exposed the soft underbelly of Uhuru Kenyatta’s presidency. PHOTO | DANIEL HAYDUK | AFP
Tanzania's President John Magufuli delivers a speech during his swearing in ceremony in Dar es Salaam, on November 5, 2015. PHOTO | DANIEL HAYDUK | AFP 
THE government has expressed its pride for being able to use its own funds to implement development projects as it is now likely to surpass the record 1.4tri/- revenue collection made last month.

Uhuru asks AU to expand Amisom mandate to better fight Al-Shabaab

Heads of states of African countries and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon pose for group photograph ahead of the opening of the summit in Addis Ababa.  PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP.

Heads of states of African countries and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon pose for group photograph ahead of the opening of the summit in Addis Ababa. PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP. 
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ADDIS ABABA
President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for a review of the African Mission in Somalia (Amisom)’s mandate to change its rules of engagement as it fights to eradicate militants in Somalia.

State pledges to work closely with media

SUNDAY NEWS Reporter
 THE government has pledged to continue working closely with the media to uphold ethics and professionalism.

Zika virus trial vaccine could be ready this year, experts say Kenya is safe

An Aedes Aegypti mosquito which is a vector of the Zika virus. PHOTO | MARVIN RECINOS |  AFP
By STELLAR MURUMBA, smurumba@ke.nationmedia.com
In Summary
  • US health officials say efforts to create a Zika vaccine are getting “somewhere” from lessons learned during earlier battles against other mosquito-borne viruses.
  • Kenyan health experts say no reported cases in Africa so far and that there is no cause to worry.
  • The Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes, which are vectors of the virus, bite both at night and during the day.

A Zika vaccine could be ready for clinical trial as soon as this this year, but will likely take years before the vaccine is ready for the market, US health officials have said.

Human rights dominate AU talks in Addis

AU Commission chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. PHOTO | AFP 
By Andualem Sisay
In Summary
  • AU Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma noted that there was slow progress in advancing human rights in Africa.

The African Union Heads of Sates Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, this morning focused on advancing human rights on the continent.

JENERALI MWAMUNYANGE ABAKISHWA JESHINI HADI 2017, AMIRI JESHI MKUU RAIS MAGUFULI AMUONGEZEA MUDA




Jenerali Mwamunyange, (kulia), akiwa na Amiri Jeshi Mkuu, Rais John Pombe Magufuli, wakati wa kufunga maonyesho ya medani jirani na kambi ya mafunzo ya kijeshi Monduli hivi majuzi
MKUU wa Majeshi Jenerali Davis Mwamunyange, amesema Amiri Jeshi Mkuu wa Majeshi ya Ulinzi, Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Dkt. Jakaya Kikwete, amembakiza Jeshini kwa mwaka mmoja hadi Januari 30, 2017.
Jenerali Mwamunyange aliwaambia waandishi wa habari makao makuu ya jshi, Ngome, Upanga jijini Dar es Salaam kuwa. “Sisi wanajeshi huwa tunabakishwa, Mh. Rais akiona anakuhitaji kumsadia, basi muda wako wa kustaafu ukifika, wewe unabakishwa na anaweza kukuongezea cheo, lakini mimi siwezi tena kuongezewa cheo maana hapa ndio mwisho.” Alisema Jenerali Mwamunyange.
Tayari Mnadhimu Mkuu mpya wa JWTZ, Luteni Jenerali Venance Salvatori Mabeyo, ambaye alikuwa Mkuu wa Idara ya Usalama na Utambuzi ya JWTZ, ameapishwa kushika wadhifa huo mpya baada ya mtangulizi wake, Luteni Jenerali Samwel Ndomba, kustaafu.
Majenerali kadhaa wametaafu na tayari wengine wameteuliwa kushika nafasi zao.
 
WAZIRI MKUU KASSIM MAJALIWA AFANYA ZIARA HOSPITALI YA RUFAA YA MAWENZI MKOANI KILIMANJARO.
WAZIRI Mkuu Kassim Majaliwa akizungumza na baadhi ya akina mama waliojifungua kwenye wodi ya wazazi ya Hospitali ya Rufaa Mawenzi, mkoani Kilimanjaro. Waziri Mkuu yuko mkoani humo kwa ziara ya kikazi ambapo leo Januari 31, 2016 anatarajiwa kuhudhuria hafla ya kuwekwa kazini kwa askofu wa KKKT, Kanisa Kuu la Moshi
Waziri mkuu wa jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania ,Majaliwa Kassim Majaliwa akiwasili Ikulu ndogo ya mjini Moshi.
Mkuu wa wilaya ya Moshi,Novatus Makunga akisalimiana na Waziri mkuu  Majaliwa.
Waziri Mkuu  akislimiana na Mstahiki meya wa  Manispaa ya Moshi,Raymond Mboya .
Waziri mkuu akiwasili katika hosiptali  ya rufaa ya Mawenzi alipofanya ziara  ya  kushtukiza.
Waziri mkuu akitizama chumba cha kupigia  pcha za mionzi (X Ray) katika hosspitali  ya rufaa  ya Mawenzi.

Waziri mkuu akiwa wodi ya watoto alipotembelea kujionea namna ambavyo  wagonjwa wanahudumiwa.
Waziri mkuu Majaliwa akizungumza jambo na mganga  mkuu wa mkoa  wa Kilimanjaro,Dkt Mtumwa  mwako.
Mkuu wa mkoa wa Kilimanjaro akitoa taarifa ya mkoa kwa Waziri  mkuu  Kassim Majaliwa.
Wakuu wa wilaya za Mkoa wa Kilimanjaro wakiwa katika mkutano huo.
Waziri Mkuu Kassim Majaliwa akiteta jambo na Mbunge wa jimbo la Vunjo ,James Mbatia walipokutana Ikulu ndogo mjini Moshi.
Baadhi ya Viongozi walifika Ikulu ndogo mjini Moshi kwa ajili ya kumsikiliza ,Waziri Mkuu Kassim Majaliwa.

Na Dixon Busagaga wa Globu ya Jamii kanda ya Kaskazini.

 Helikopta hiyo ikiwa chini baada ya kuanguka

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RUBANI wa helikopta ya Doria ya Mamlaka ya Wanyamapori Nchini, (TANAPA), Roger Gower raia wa Uingereza ameuawa baada ya kupigwa risasi akiwa angani na watu wanaosadikiwa kuwa majangili kwenye pori la akiba maswa lililoko wilaya ya Meatu mkoani Simiyu majira ya jioni Januari 30, 2016.
Kamanda wa Upelelezi wa Mkoa wa Simiyu, Jonathan Shana ambaye alikuwa kwenye eneo la tukio, amesema, askari mmoja wa wanyamapori aliyekuwemo ndani ya helikopta hiyo amejeruhiwa.
“Helikopta hiyo haikudunguliwa, bali risasi ilimpata Rubani na hivyo akauawa na helikopta kupoteza mwelekeo na kuanguka.” Alifafanua Kamanda wa Upelelezi Mkoa wa Simiyu, Jonathan
“Tutawasaka pori kwa pori, pango kwa pango, kijiji kwa kijiji hadi tuwatie mbaroni wahalifu hao. Tumeleta FFU wenye silaha za nkutosha, ili kutekeleza amri ya kamanda IGP, Kamanda DCI na RPC, ndio maana tuko hapa na silaha nzito.” Alisema Mkuu huyo wa upelelezi wa Mkoa wa Simiyu.
Waziri wa Maliasili na Utalii, Profesa Jumanne Maghembe, akiwa na Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa TANAPA, Allan Kijazi, walifika eneo la tukio na kushngazwa na tukio hilo ambapo waziri alisema, sasa wahalifu hawa wamefikia kiwango cha juu cha uhalifu hadi kuhujumu teknolojia ya kuhifadhi mazingira, kwa kuwashambulia watendaji wetu, Waziri alisema kwa huzuni na kuongeza
Serikali haitavumilia uhalifu huo na kuahidi kuwasaka popote walipo.
Hili ni tukio la kwanza kwa majangili kutungua kushambulia helikiopta ikiwa angani na kusababisha kifo.

 Waziri Profesa Maghembe, akizungumza baada ya kufika kwenye eneo la tukio. Kushoto ni Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa TANAPA, Allan Kijazi
 Waziri akionyeshwa sehemu risasi ilipopenya kwenye helikopta hiyo
Askari na maafisa wa serikali wakionyeshana sehemu helikopta hiyo ilipopigwa risasi na kuanguka baada ya rubani kuuawa