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Ignorance is No Defense

Ignorance is No Defense

Ignorance is no defense in a court of law. A person is guilty of handling or being in possession of stolen goods on indictment will be liable for imprisonment for a term not exceeding...

The Good and the Bad of the 2019/2020 Budget

Thursday afternoon, Treasury Cabinet Secretary, Henry Rotich read to Kenyans the KES 3.02T for the financial year 2019/2020. This year’s budget is 10 billion more than the previous year’s budget. The financial year sets...

Talent in Chains

We arrive at Kamiti GK Prison where we are welcomed by friendly guards at the gate. It’s hard to imagine this place is home to hardcore criminals. The compound is so serene with cool...

Kenya to Ratify Copyright Protection

The Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) have organized a four day conference starting Monday 10th at the Boma Hotel, aimed at reviewing the progress made in copyright management...

Streamlining the Betting Industry

In just 5 years the gaming industry in Kenya has grown in its turn over from KES 2b to KES200b. With the increase in turnover Kenyans would have been expected to automatically be the...

Low Turnout at Labor Day Celebrations

Every year Kenyans join the world in marking Labor Day on the 1st of May. This year’s celebrations were held at Uhuru Park, with only a handful of Kenyans managing to grace the event....

Kenya Rules at the London Marathon

It was a double win at the Boston Marathon on Sunday 28th April, as Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei won in the men’s and women’s races. Eliud Kipchoge won the race and better yet...

Housing Levy Headache

The ministry of Transport , Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works inconjuction with the Kenya Revenue Authority, on 16th April released a public notice published in the dailies indicating that the provision of...

Mutyambai Takes Over as the New Police Boss

Hillary Nzioka Mutyambai is the new Inspector General. He was sworn in on Monday morning and becomes the third IG of the republic of Kenya taking over from Joseph Boinett, whose term ended in...

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