The rumor mills have been awash with what killed Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo on the morning of April 27. Mutula was found dead on his bed at his expansive ranch at Maanzoni in Machakos county.
Poison,heart attack,Viagra overdose,snake bite,polonium and recently The Nation newspaper introduced another angle of a fifth visitor. Today the paper ,which has led the rest in speculation on the possible death of the late senator, has said poisoning is the probable cause of his death.
The government has announced a 14 per cent increase in minimum wage during labor day celebrations at Uhuru Park in Nairobi.
President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the increment during his first celebrations after being sworn in as fourth president of Kenya on March 4.
This means that your house help(domestic worker) will now earn 9,580 if you live in Nairobi plus NHIF,this comes to about 10,000.
HENRY K. ROTICH- Nominee for Cabinet Secretary Treasury
Henry Rotich has been the Head of Macroeconomics at the Treasury, Ministry of Finance, since March, 2006. He has been involved in formulating macroeconomic policies that ensure an affordable and sustainable path of public spending aimed at achieving the Government’s development priorities.
He is also involved in preparation of key budget documents including the Budget Statements, as well as providing strategic coordination of structural reforms in the area of fiscal and financial sector.
Prior to joining the Ministry of Finance, Rotich has worked at the Central Bank of Kenya since 1994. At one time, he was attached to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) local office in Nairobi to work as an economist. He has also consulted as a short-term macroeconomic expert in the region – in Mozambique, Malawi and Rwanda with the IMF’s EastAFRITAC (in Tanzania) and Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute (MEFMI) in Zimbabwe, in addition to supporting the designing of macroeconomic convergence criteria of the proposed East African Monetary Union.
Rotich holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from University of Nairobi and Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (First Class Honours) from the same University.
He is 44 years and married with two sons.
Nominee for Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has today unveiled the structure of his Government in a statement released by Presidential Press Service
On behalf of the people of Uganda, the people of East Africa, the COMESA Regional trade group and the ICGLR, I congratulate President Uhuru Kenyatta, Vice President William Ruto, the Jubilee Coalition and all the people of Kenya, on their victory in the Match 4, 2013 presidential and general elections. The people of Uganda congratulate you all, especially for holding peaceful elections.
On behalf of the Kenyan people, I welcome all of you to Kenya. Karibuni Sana!
Let me also acknowledge with gratitude and respect the distinguished service of my predecessors.
President Mwai Kibaki, a true statesman and a great leader who over the past 10 years has laid a firm foundation for the future prosperity of our country.
President Mwai Kibaki yesterday raffled feathers after he told 47 county governors that Kenya is still a unitary state during an induction seminars in Naivasha.
Kibaki told the new county officers to ‘work in line with the constitution’ for the common good of the people.
Kenya president-elect Uhuru Kenyatta has apologized to the Supreme Court judges for calling them ‘Some six guys’ during a Jubilee Coalition meeting in Naivasha Wednesday night.
“In referring to the Supreme Court Judges, my language may have been casual and not 100 percent correct but there was certainly no disrespect.,” said Kenyatta in a statement.
Nigerian novelist and poet Chinua Achebe is dead. Achebe died in a hospital in Boston U.S.A. The novelist needs no introduction to students of literature and lovers of the English language. Some of his most successful novels ‘Things Fall Apart’ and ‘No Longer at Ease’ “A man of the people’ ‘Arrow of God’ are household books in Kenyan homes.
One of his quotes that the book derives is title is,”The white man is very clever. He came quietly and peaceably with his religion. We were amused at his foolishness and allowed him to stay. Now he has won our brothers, and our clan can no longer act like one. He has put a knife on the things that held us together and we have fallen apart.”
Read below some of the most memorable quotes about one of Achebe’s character in Things Fall Apart, the towering Okonkwo below;
OP/CAB.2/8A 18th March, 2013
All Assistant Ministers
RE: RESIGNATION FROM OFFICE
Pursuant to Article 126 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, His Excellency the President shall appoint a place and date for the 1st sitting of the new House which shall not be more than 30 days after the General Elections held on 4th March, 2013. On the first day of the sitting, the first Order of Business will be Swearing-in of members and election of the Speaker of the National Assembly and the Speaker of the Senate. The date of 1st sitting of Parliament is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, 28th March, 2013.