Monthly Archives: April 2013

Your househelp salary has just gone up by 14% to 10,000

President Uhuru Kenyatta share a light moment with Deputy President William Ruto during the Labour day celebrations at Uhuru Park, Nairobi.Photo/PPS

President Uhuru Kenyatta share a light moment with Deputy President William Ruto during the Labour day celebrations at Uhuru Park, Nairobi.Photo/PPS

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.

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Uhuru names 16 ministers,read their profiles

Cabinet Secretary nominee for Treasury Henry K Rotich at state house yesterday-photo/PPS

Cabinet Secretary nominee for Treasury Henry K Rotich at state house yesterday-photo/PPS

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.
Education

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.

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President Kenyatta unveils cabinet structure of 18

President Uhuru Kenyatta has today unveiled the structure of his Government in a statement released by Presidential Press Service

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Uganda President Museveni speech attacking ICC

President Uhuru Kenyatta is congraturated by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni during his swearing in at Kasarani stadium. Photo PPSOn 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.

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Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta speech

Kenya's President elect Uhuru Kenyatta waves to guests as he arrives for his official swearing-in ceremony at Kasarani Stadium in the capital NairobiOn 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.

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Is Kenya a unitary state?

President Mwai Kibaki has a word with Finance minister Njeru Githae, Speaker of the Senate Hon. Ekwee Ethuro and other Governors during the official opening of the Induction Programme for Governors, Deputy Governors, County Assembly Speakers, Deputy Speakers, County-Co-ordinators and Interim Clerks at the Great Rift Valley Lodge in Nakuru County. Photo/PPS

President Mwai Kibaki has a word with Finance minister Njeru Githae, Speaker of the Senate Hon. Ekwee Ethuro and other Governors during the official opening of the Induction Programme for Governors, Deputy Governors, County Assembly Speakers, Deputy Speakers, County-Co-ordinators and Interim Clerks at the Great Rift Valley Lodge in Nakuru County. Photo/PPS

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.

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