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Uhuru lifts nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew

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Uhuru made the announcement today during the 58th Mashujaa Day celebrations at the Wang’uru Stadium in Kirinyaga county.

Uhuru announced Kenya, as of Wednesday, had vaccinated five million adults noting as well that the rate of Covid-19 had decreased over the last two weeks, characterized by a positivity rate of below five percent.

“I want to thank the people of Kenya for exercising an admirable degree of civic responsibility in this fight and truly being their brothers’ keepers,” the President said.

However, Uhuru cautioned the country is not yet out of the woods yet and appealed to Kenyans to continue to observe the Ministry of Health containment measures.

The President also announced a review of the number of persons gathering for in-person worship upwards from one-third of the congregants to two-thirds provided they adhere to all the health protocols.

Among those who had made a passionate appeal to the President to lift the curfew were the restaurant operators.

The Pubs, Entertainment, and Restaurants Association of Kenya (PERAK) said the entertainment sector has been sidelined as others benefit from the relaxed Covid-19 containment measures.

“The entertainment sector remains the only one facing restrictions as all other sectors are open. Matatus are operating at full capacity, supermarkets and other markets are open and churches are open and functioning normally,” said Muthami.

The operators’ call came a day after Uhuru hinted the curfew could be lifted soon.

More than 15,000 bars and restaurants have been shut since the onset of the pandemic, rendering an estimated 90,000 workers jobless, according to PERAK.

Excise revenue levied on beer, wines, and spirits was reduced by 19 percent in 2020, with the decline attributed to the impact of the restrictions on sale of alcohol compounded by the increase in excise taxes.

“Our appeal now is to the President to allow us to resume work so that we can continue contributing to the country’s economic growth. We are not even talking about an extension of the hours but about full reopening,” said Simon Njoroge, chairman of the Bar, Hotel and Liquor Traders Association.

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Moi’s will shows how he divided mutli-billion wealth to his children

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Court documents have shed insights on how Kenya’s 2nd President, the late Mzee Daniel Arap Moi, shared multi-billion wealth among his eight children. 

According to his Will presented in court, Moi left a 931-hectare parcel of land to be distributed among his five sons; Jonathan Kipkemboi Moi, Gideon Moi, Raymond Moi, Philip Moi and John Mark Moi. 

He gave clear orders to his trustees at Kabarak University to share the ancestral land equally among his sons.

According to court documents, Moi also left Sh100 million cash for each of his daughters; Jenifer Chemutai Moi, Doris Chekorir Moi and June Chebet Moi.

The former President, however, did not include a contested Ksh2.5 billion parcel of land in Muthaiga, Nairobi, in his will. 

The19.7-acre Muthaiga land was excluded from his Will dated November 15, 2005, and the rewritten Will a few years later. 

The former chief family on the other hand wants the Moi family to pay Sh1 billion awarded to them following a land dispute.

Father Gabriel Dolan resigns from Standard Group after writing about Mzee Daniel arap Moi's legacy of torture

It also emerged that Moi wrote his will in 2010, ten years before he died on February 4, 2020.

His will is being executed by his lawyer Zehrabanu Janmohamed who also serves as a non-executive director of Standard Group Plc.

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DCI Kinoti lands powerful role at Interpol

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DCI Kinoti elected to interpol Africa Representative Executive Committee

On Thursday, November 25 Criminal Investigations George Kinoti has been elected to the Interpol Africa Representative Executive Committee.

He will represent Africa in the powerful global body that brings together 195 member states.

Interpol held its annual General Assembly held in Istanbul, Turkey.

Kinoti, in his appreciation speech, acknowledged the efforts put in place in Kenya and other African nations to combat extremism.

Among the strategies that our country has put in place in the management of crime, is Kinoti’s election to the decision-making table of the world’s largest police organization.

It is also a vote of confidence in the Directorate of Criminal Investigations at the global stage

DCI Headquarters hosts the INTERPOL regional bureau for East and Central Africa 

It also hosts Eastern Africa Counter-Terrorism Centre of Excellence, where all counter terror related operations within the region are coordinated.

Kinoti has acknowledged the efforts put in place by member countries in crime management & called upon them to work together, especially in the fight against terror.

The realization that we cannot fight this monster alone has contributed to the successes that we have registered so far across the world as a result of cooperation,” said the DCI chief.

INTERPOL works in conjunction with all member countries and international organizations including the United Nations to combat international crime.

About 470 police chiefs, ministers and other representatives from more than 160 countries attended the three-day meeting.

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KRA officers intercept 30 women at JKIA, find smuggled gold

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The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Customs Officers Tuesday intercepted approximately 4.88 kilograms of gold and jewellery that was being smuggled through the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

This was after the officers stationed at JKIA identified a group of approximately 30 female Kenyan travellers.

The travellers were departing from Nairobi to Mumbai, India through Doha. The valuables are worth Sh31 million.

The travellers are directly associated with three female travellers earlier intercepted entering Mumbai with approximate one kg of gold concealed internally on August 19, 2021.

Approximately 4.88kgs of undeclared gold and jewellery from 15 female passengers during body search by custom officers.

The 15 women who were on board the flight were asked to cancel the flight to allow for further investigations.

The intercepted gold and jewellery has been deposited in the Customs warehouse.

KRA encourages passengers to declare all cargo/items at the Ports of entry and exit as required under the provisions of the Second and Third Schedules of the EAC Customs Management Act, 2004.

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