Thursday, June 25, 2020 in bits…

Webster Wechuli

In bits today……………………………….

?Sirisia MP John Waluke and his co-accused Grace Wakhungu fined Sh727.7 million and Sh707.7M respectively or 7 years in jail in the NCPB maize scandal. They were taken to prison and allowed to appeal sentence in 14 days.

?The county Covid-19 response readiness will largely determine the re-opening of the economy, President Uhuru Kenyatta tells Governors.

?178 test positive for coronavirus after 3,918 samples are tested, bringing to 5,384 the number of positive cases in the country so far. Nairobi leading with 100 cases followed by Kajiado with 21 cases while Busia has 8 cases, five from Matayos and three form Teso South. Deaths rise to 132 after 2 more patients succumbed to the virus as recoveries rise to 1,857 after 34 more declared cured

?Standoff at the Nairobi County Assembly precincts as rival MCAs clash over the 2020/2021 budget and leadership changes.

?Interior PS Kibicho says the government will compensate traders who lost goods in the Gikomba inferno and unearth people behind the constant fires, adding that the government will construct a perimeter wall around Nairobi’s Gikomba market amid arson attacks. President Kenyatta had earlier dispatchesld PSs Kibicho and Hinga to establish the cause of Gikomba fire and find mitigating measures

Senator Sam Ongeri elected unopposed as County Accounts and Investment Committee Chairperson after Ole Kina’s withdrawal.

?High Court allows the retrial of Julius Musyoki Wambua who was jailed for life for raping her daughter. The daughter later confessed that she was coached by her mother to frame him.

?IPOA launches probe into alleged fatal shooting of a man by police at Lessos Trading Center. Police have confirmed that people were shot dead in the Nandi chaos. IG Mutyambai has ordered the arrest of the officers involved.

?Ex-Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama dumps Wiper Party, says he will support DP Ruto’s 2022 bid

?Labour Court suspends gazette notice by NMS boss Major Gen Badi appointing new board members of the Nairobi Water and Sewarage Company.

?Parliament votes in approval of a motion by Majority Leader Hon Amos Kimunya , seconded by Minority Leader Mbadi appointing New Members to the Committee on Selection, replacing previous Members. The reconstitution was approved by the House Business Committee.

?Kengen set to construct its first-ever Liquid Drilling Detergent manufacturing factory at a cost of Sh60m in Naivasha

?Appeals court orders Keroche Breweries Limited to pay Sh100m to KRA pending conclusion of Sh9.1bn tax dispute.

?High Court suspends recruitment of the director general by the Communications Authority

?Ebola outbreak in DR Congo, the second deadliest ever in the world, is finally over… says WHO

?Britain announces 63 more Covid-19 deaths in preliminary toll as outbreak continues to fizzle out


1. Don’t walk around towns and villages in the Comoros dressed in bikinis or even miniskirts. Indecent dressing is highly prohibited in this island nation.

2. A 114 year old Ethiopian man and a 113 Spanish woman have recovered from coronavirus.


Did you know……………………………?

⛔Former Dutch international Wesley Sneijder has admitted that his best friend was a bottle of vodka when he was a Real Madrid galactico. He has revealed how he hit the booze in a big way during his two years at the Bernabeu. It cost his marriage

⛔Parliamenterian Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino is schooled. Look.: Actuary-Actuarial Science FIRST CLASS HONORS,Lawyer-Second Class Upper Division,Masters In Actuarial science,Diploma in StatisticsDiploma in mechanicsDiploma in AstroPhysicsDiploma in Economics and Diploma in Industrial Chem. Well, Stay tuned on SATURDAY at 1PM for the KCSE MATHEMATICS REVISION. Itakuwa moto kama pasi. Professor Babu himuselfu will be handling the lesson???



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