Edwin Obuya

Edwin Obuya

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  • Nairobi gets lion’s share of Ksh.400B revenue allocation to counties

    Nairobi gets lion’s share of Ksh.400B revenue allocation to counties

    Counties received improved allocation after the Senate and the National Assembly negotiated and agreed to increase the allocation from Ksh.391 billion to Ksh.400 billion.Nakuru will get the second highest allocation of Ksh.14.1 billion.

  • MPs question how 16,000 students were placed at Kisii University

    MPs question how 16,000 students were placed at Kisii University

    A CUE representative on Tuesday had a difficult time defending the decision, as she insisted that the university had the capacity to cater for the large number of students allocated to them.The committee demanded that the representative reappears at a later date with comprehensive answers.

  • DP Gachagua’s Mt. Kenya woes deepen as Meru leaders distance themselves from him

    DP Gachagua’s Mt. Kenya woes deepen as Meru leaders distance themselves from him

    The legislators differed with DP Gachagua’s call for MPs to be domiciled in their constituencies.Even as they distanced themselves from Gachagua’s sentiments, the MPs denied knowledge of any existence of a rift between President William Ruto and his deputy.

  • MPs express concerns over new university funding model

    MPs express concerns over new university funding model

    According to the members of the Education Committee in the National Assembly, the variables being used to determine which category a student falls in to get funding cannot be validated.The government uses the MTI model which incorporates the Kenya poverty report, family background, Gender and the pr...

  • DP Gachagua now seeks Ksh.1.12 billion to renovate his office, Karen residence

    DP Gachagua now seeks Ksh.1.12 billion to renovate his office, Karen residence

    In the proposals contained in the 2024/2025 budget estimates, the DP's office defended the intended expenditure saying the offices were old and dilapidated.MPs wondering why the DP wanted such huge amounts of money for renovations amidst calls to reduce expenditure by public offices....

  • Blow to learners as Gov't set to scrap school feeding programme

    Blow to learners as Gov't set to scrap school feeding programme

    The programme was allocated Ksh.4.9 billion in the current financial year, but the Ministry of Education appealed for Ksh.1 billion extra in the supplementary budget.The Treasury has however deemed it fit to do away with the programme in totality, a decision MPs fear is going to affect 4.5 million l...

  • CS Linturi, MP Kitany divorce drama resurfaces during impeachment hearing

    CS Linturi, MP Kitany divorce drama resurfaces during impeachment hearing

    Linturi claimed the impeachment motion has been motivated by personal issues, especially bitterness that came from the ruling of divorce case between him and MP Kitany.He urged the committee members to throw out the allegations facing him, terming them a witch-hunt brought about by the success he ha...

  • 11 MPs selected to probe impeachment charges against CS Linturi

    11 MPs selected to probe impeachment charges against CS Linturi

    Bumula MP Jack Wamboka listed three grounds in the impeachment motion, namely; gross violation of the Constitution or any other law, serious reasons to believe the CS has committed a crime under national law, as well as gross misconduct.

  • Lamu East residents want land taken by Environment ministry given back

    Lamu East residents want land taken by Environment ministry given back

    According to a petition filed in Parliament, the residents claim that over 39,927 hectares of the land were irregularly possessed and gazetted as a State forest.The land in Boni Lungi area between Dodori and Boni National Reserves was home to 480 households before the takeover by the Environment min...

  • Speaker Wetangula approves impeachment motion against Agriculture CS Linturi

    Speaker Wetangula approves impeachment motion against Agriculture CS Linturi

    The motion by Bumula MP Jack Wamboka seeks to throw Linturi out of Cabinet for gross misconduct, gross violation of the Constitution and committing a crime under national law.Speaker Wetangula was satisfied that it met all the requirements of the law and the standing orders, and allowed MP...