Friday November 30, 2018-President Uhuru Kenyatta may soon be forced to dissolve Parliament and renders MPs jobless.
This is after a petition was lodged in the Supreme Court seeking to have Parliament dissolved for failure to pass the Two-Third Gender Bill.
Chairman of the Independent Candidates Caucus, Stephene Owoko, and John Wangai, an activist, through their petition termed Parliament unconstitutional because of its inability to pass the Two-Thirds Gender Bill.
According to the petitioners, MP have been using quorum hitch to void their Constitutional mandate hence boycotting the crucial vote and therefore should be sacked.
"By delaying to pass the bill, Parliament violated Article 261 of the 2010 Constitution which stipulates that the 48 consequential legislations should be passed by the Government at a particular time," they said.
In 2017, Judge John Mutivo warned Parliament that by June 2018, if the Bill had not been passed someone would write to the Chief Justice to dissolve the Parliament.
Constitution of Kenyan 2010 empowers the Chief Justice to advice the President to dissolve Parliament after it fails to pass Constitutional Bills within stipulated time.
Friday November 30, 2018-Three Chinese nationals who were arrested in Mombasa for defrauding Kenyans through Standard Gauge Railways ticketing scam and trying to offer Ksh500,000 bribe in order to influence an ongoing criminal investigation were on Friday denied bond.
In his ruling, Mombasa Chief Magistrate Julius Nang’ea termed the accused a flight risk since they had no fixed abode in Kenya.
He further noted that if the three are dismissed by their employer, it will be hard to trace them to answer to charges before court.
The three; Li Gen, Li Xiaowu and Sun Xin, who have been in remand at Shimo La Tewa, will now be expected in court again in December 10, 2018 for the pre-trial conference.
The ruling is however surprising, considering that the big thieves here in Kenya are given free pass and are allowed to walk free even after stealing billions meant to help the poor Kenyans.
Friday, November 30, 2018- Radio personality Ciku Muiruri was once a household name in Kenya with her popular ‘Busted' show
Ciru quit radio in 2015 after a career spanning 15 years.
She has opened up on her dating life and advised single women on love after several heartbreaks.
Little is known about the mother of one’s love life apart from her affair with Artur Margaryan, one of the controversialArtur brothers who were deported from Kenya in 2006 after they were suspected to be mercenaries from Armenia who were involved in all illegal activities including drug trafficking.
The revelations were made by former KTN investigative journalist Mohammed Ali in one of his famous ‘Jicho Pevu’ exposes.
After taking a break from media and keeping a low profile, Ciku has emerged with a new book titled ‘Love Is But A Dream’ where she candidly talks about her love life and relationship advice.
If you were a fan of her ‘Busted' show this is a must read.
The Kenyan DAILY POST.
Friday November 30, 2018-Former IEBC CEO, Ezra Chiloba, has absolved himself from blame over the queries raised by the Auditor General, Edward Ouko, on the expenditure of billions of shillings at the poll body.
Appearing before the Public Accounts Committee yesterday, Chiloba dismissed IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati as a big liar, terming his reports that indicted him over procurement glitches at IEBC during the 2017 General Election as skewed and far from the truth.
“This explains why we are where we are.”
“Mr. Chairman and members, the loss of Ksh.9billion at IEBC would mean that there was absolutely no money for any of the critical procurements at the commission in the period under review.”
“Nothing could be further from the truth!” Chiloba retorted.
Chebukati has accused Chiloba of irregularly and single handedly procuring a number of IEBC contracts in 2017.
However, according to Chiloba, it is Chebukati that irregularly awarded his law firms IEBC contracts, among them to defend the commission in court.
Friday November 30, 2018-After the voting on the much awaited Two-Third Gender Bill failed to effect on Wednesday due to lack of quorum, it has now emerged that Male MPs have hatched a new plot to block women nomination to the August House.
According to sources, some MPs are scheming to amend the Constitution to block elective positions from being subjected to comply with the Two-Thirds Gender principle.
Sources said the legislators have proposed to change Article 81 of the Constitution, which requires that “not more than two-thirds of members of elective public bodies shall be of the same gender.”
They want only appointive positions subjected to the two-thirds-gender principle.
This means the MPs wants nomination of women to Senate, National Assembly and County Assemblies abolished to their disadvantage.
According to Ainabkoi MP, William Chepkut, it is necessary to amend Section 81 so elective positions are exempted from the gender rule.
Similar sentiments were echoed by Turkana South MP, James Lomenen, who is leading the scheme to do away with the gender rule, saying the Two-Third Gender Bill flopped because it was impractical.
“The bill was an attempt to disenfranchise Kenyans by imposing leaders on them through the back door.”
“The Constitution envisages a situation where Kenyans must be accorded an opportunity to decide their representatives,” said Lomenen.
Friday, November 30, 2018-Homabay Governor Cyprian Awiti should do something on his health and start a fitness programme, serious gym work-out and healthy dieting being one of the solutions.
Latest photo of the Governor that has surfaced online shows his oversized potbelly hanging.
Even sitting down has become a problem.
Do something on your body Mr Cyprian Awiti; health is wealth so they say.
Check out his latest photo.
Friday November 30, 2018-The Inspector General of Police (IG), Joseph Boinnet, and the Director of Criminal Investigations, George Kinoti, are headed for a clash over the new police reforms.
This is after they openly disagreed at a meeting at the DCI headquarters on Kiambu Road on November 24 over the new ranking of police officers announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta in the new reforms.
According to the new structure, detectives at the DCI will be required to report to uniformed police officers of a lower rank; something that Kinoti does not agree with.
Kinoti is pushing for the review of the changes announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta. On the other hand, Boinnet has remained adamant, insisting that the changes announced by the President would not be altered and that DCI officers should report to junior police officers on the ground.
According to those who attended the stormy meeting at DCI Headquarters, Boinnet urged the DCI to find alternative ways to redeploy senior officers who fear the changes will make them lose their rank, offices, and status.