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The 2019 Fishrot scandal was a moment of epiphany for many Namibians; a coming to terms with the unpleasant reality that Namibia’s public service has been a hotbed for corruption for many years. And the recently hatched Walvis Bay Port syndicate indicates that, that unfortunate reality remains the status quo. In 2019, DP World, a Dubai-owned port operator, under the aegis of Sultan Bin Sulayem, with support from the former Transport Executive Director, Willem Goeimann orchestrated a plan to gain control of the newly constructed N$4.2 billion Walvis Bay container terminal through a direct agreement for a period of 50…

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has made new appointments in government agencies, including the reappointment of former Attorney General Githu Muigai and Nick Salat to plum state jobs. Muigai makes a reappearance as the non-executive chairperson of the Council of Legal Education, while KANU Secretary General Nick Salat has been appointed chairperson of the Agricultural Development Board for a three-year term. The Head of State also reappointed Kathleen Openda as chairperson of Kenya Institute of Mass Communication council and Andrew Musangi to the Public Procurement Regulatory Board. Other appointees include: Dr. Andrew Kiplagat, chairperson, Kerio Valley Development Authority board. Joe Ager, chairperson, National…

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Romania is in talks about potentially transferring some COVID-19 patients to Hungary as Bucharest struggles with record-high infections and a shortage of intensive care beds, deputy interior minister Raed Arafat said on Friday. Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto offered his country’s help in a letter over the weekend. read more “We are in talks with Hungary,” Arafat told reporters. “We are waiting to see what mechanism they agree on … and we will collaborate to see how we can transport patients.” A total of 357 COVID-19 patients died in Romania in the last 24 hours, a record high. The number…

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Abolhassan Bani-Sadr, who became Iran’s first president after the 1979 Islamic revolution before fleeing into exile in France, died on Saturday aged 88. He died at the Pitie-Salpetriere hospital in Paris following a long illness, his wife and children said on Bani-Sadr’s official website. Bani-Sadr had emerged from obscurity to become Iran’s first president in January 1980 with the help of the Islamic clergy. But after a power struggle with radical clerics, he fled the following year to France, where he spent the rest of his life. In announcing the death, his family said on his website that Bani-Sadr had…

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Located in the upmarket Westlands area in Nairobi County, Dove Apartments is now a subject of police investigations. The property, approximated to be worth Ksh.1.5 billion, is at the center of a vicious tussle between the family of Jayne Muthoni and the Repentance and Holiness Ministry church of controversial self-proclaimed prophet David Owuor. Detectives from Kabete Police Station, led by DCIO Francis Wanjau, have since taken over the matter and seized property documents from Dove Apartment and another property located in Riverside, Nairobi. Ms. Muthoni’s family has accused the flashy clergyman and his church of forcefully taking control of the…

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Singapore is opening its borders to more countries for quarantine-free travel as the city-state seeks to rebuild its status as an international aviation hub and prepares to reach a “new normal” to live with COVID-19. From Oct. 19 fully vaccinated people from eight countries, including Britain, France, Spain, and the United States, will be able to enter the island without quarantining if they pass their COVID-19 tests, the government said on Saturday. The announcement marks a major step in Singapore’s strategy to resume international links. The Southeast Asian nation, one of the world’s biggest travel and finance hubs, is home…

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The National Police Service now says that activist Boniface Mwangi attempted to block police officers on official duty from arresting several defaulters at the Pension Towers on Friday, during which, an altercation was filmed ensued.  The National Police Service (NPS) said in a statement to the press on Saturday that the police officers in the video were performing their lawful assigned duties of assisting KRA officers to enforce Nairobi County Government/Nairobi Metropolitan Services revenue collection obligations as part of their lawful mandate as per the contract between the two statute bodies both with revenue collection mandates. Mwangi, according to the…

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Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has broken his silence and explained the circumstances under which he found himself hospitalized with severe burn injuries on his feet. According to Kuria, through his friend, he purchased a warm mat from a company known as Ceragem in Nairobi to cure numbness in his feet. Hours later, his feet exploded and had to be rushed to hospital with third-degree burns. His recovery bed at Karen Hospital has been the center of frequent visits by high-profile political leaders. Citizen TV’s political editor Francis Gachuri exclusively spoke to Kuria as he recounted his experiences…

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Former Jubilee Senator Isaac Mwaura has been found dead in a hotel in Westlands, today morning. The mysterious death of the former senator is said to have happened today morning after he booked the hotel room on Tuesday where he was to spend more than 24 hours Sources have revealed that the ex-senator chipped into the hotel in the company of an unidentified lady on Tuesday evening at around 7:30 pm. The incident has caused a standstill at the famous hotel after one of the hotel attendants found the ex-senator lying on the floor in his room, lifeless. Sources believe…

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Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru has died today after she was involved in a road accident along Thika road. The accident which occurred at around 7:30 pm involved her car which rammed into argo lorry that was heading in the same direction. The Governor was going back to Kirinyaga from Nairobi where she held a meeting with a high ranking government officials. The accident has left the bodyguard to the governor in a critical condition while the driver died on the spot. A closer source to the incident reveals that the vehicle which was carrying the governor was in a very…

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