Kebs suspends licenses of 369 water bottling firms

The Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) has suspended the licenses of 369 water-bottling companies for non-compliance with quality standards. KEBS CEO Charles Ongwae warned other water bottlers that they risk losing their licenses if they fail to meet the set standards. The move follows the rise of counterfeit substandard bottled water products that pose a risk to human health. According to Kebs, there are 600 registered water-bottling firms in the

One dead, four injured in gun drama at Odeon matatu termini

A matatu conductor was shot dead and four others seriously injured at the Odeon matatu termini in the city centre on Sunday morning. Three young men had boarded a bus and sat on the rear seat. Two of them started beating their colleague, prompting the driver, Mr Kevin Macharia, to order them out of the bus. One of them drew a pistol and shot Mr Robert Kamadi, the matatu conductor,

Somali plane ‘was holed by bomb’ after Mogadishu take-off

“It was a bomb that exploded in the Daallo Airlines flight. It was meant to kill all aboard,” Transport Minister Ali Ahmed Jamac said, after the plane from the airline Daallo had returned with a hole in the side on Tuesday. One passenger was sucked out of the plane and died, and two other passengers were injured. The Djibouti-bound Airbus 321 was forced to make an emergency landing. Some reports

EACC arrests two China Roads managers for ‘bribery’

Two senior managers of a Chinese company that has won tenders worth billions of shillings have been arrested for alleged corruption. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) detectives seized a China Roads and Bridge Corporation engineer and a liaison officer at the weekend. They were caught as they bribed Kenya Highways Authority (KeNHA) officials to allow their overloaded trucks to pass through weighbridges. Four trucks with building materials belonging to the

M-Pesa the bribe, and other tricks traffic police use

The traffic police department is once again in the spotlight following recent allegations of corruption and cover-up. Investigations and interviews by the Sunday Nation reveal the dirty tricks rogue traffic police use — sometimes punishing innocent motorists and letting offenders go free. The most recent allegation involved claims that officers from Tigoni police station attempted to cover-up details of an accident linked to Pastor James Ng’ang’a in which a woman

Police in yet another fatal crash cover-up

The police have been implicated in yet another cover-up attempt in a road accident, this time involving an MP’s vehicle, which hit and killed a motorcyclist. The report on the fatal accident in Eldoret Town shows that some information was altered and evidence omitted. The accident, whose date is given as either July 31 or August 3, involved Borabu MP Ben Momanyi’s Toyota Land Cruiser and a motorcyclist, Mr Ernest

Prison warders on city streets is harassing, & forcing Citizen to pay bribes

Prison warders patrolling Nairobi streets have been accused of harassing and taking bribes from pedestrians who fail to produce their identity cards. The officers who have been randomly asking for identification documents from city residents have also been accused of asking for bribes from those carrying laptops without purchase receipts. Activist Boniface Mwangi this week posted a video on social media showing how he was arrested by the prison warders

Press charges against Pastor Ng’ang’a, now Boinnet asks Tobiko

Police now believe that Pastor James Ng’ang’a was behind the wheel of the vehicle that killed Mercy Njeri in Limuru on July 26. They have also dismissed Mr Simon Kuria, who presented himself as the driver of a Range Rover, registration number KCD 060Q, when it collided head-on with a Nissan car, registration number KBZ 709W, at Manguo in Limuru, Kiambu County. Ms Njeri’s husband, who was driving, was injured

Irate women storm town in men row

Hordes of furious Maasai women on Thursday invaded Simba shopping centre, accusing their Kamba counterparts of snatching their men. But if they could keep their men at bay, they might not have needed to attach the other women, mostly innocent women, who have no clue if their partner already have a family somewhere else. Armed with machetes and rungus, they pounced on the unsuspecting targets breaking an arm of one

Moses Kuria returns to court to know fate of his bond terms

A proposed cancelation of the bail terms granted to Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria take centre stage before a criminal court in Nairobi Monday where he faces charge of hate speech, ethnic contempt and incitement to violence. His lawyer, Danson Mungatana is expected to convince the court why the Sh2 million bond should not be cancelled and the politician sent into custody pending the hearing and determination of the case,