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Apolice officer attracted attention of many people

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Jairus Mulumia is among police officers deployed at the border of Kenya and Ethiopia especially at Forole Primary school following a series of banditry attacks in the area that left several people dead.
the officer put his gun a side and start teaching mathematic to class five students after he got permission from the school headteacher.
Mulumia is trained teacher .
This happened after the teachers failed to report over insecurity .

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Elachi Calls it Quits as Nairobi Speaker

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Embattled Nairobi County Assembly Beatrice Elachi has resigned from her post after serving for three years.with her deputy John Kamangu taking over the mantle in acting capacity.
Elachi’s deputy and Ruai ward Member of County Assembly (MCA) John Kamangu takes over in acting capacity.
Elachi handed her resignation in on Tuesday, August 11th, 2020, morning; saying that in the recent past, there have been life-threatening incidences.
In a televised statement, Elachi read out her resignation letter which was addressed to President Uhuru.
“I humbly tender my resignation to President Uhuru Kenya. For the last few days there have been life threatening incidences. I appoint my deputy speaker, John Kamangu as acting speaker,” she said.
Elachi had earlier in the month suspended plenary sittings at the assembly to September a day after she was notifed of her impending impeachment.
South B MCA Waithera Chege who had moved the impeachment motion said the impeachment would go on as Elachi had previously been suspended.

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H.E. RAILA ODINGA’S TAKE ON THE PROPOSED REVENUE SHARING FORMULA:

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In recent few days, the attention of the country has been captured by the standoff over the sharing of revenue among county governments. Five times, the Senate has failed to adopt its own amendments to the third basis formula for sharing revenue from the Commission for Revenue Allocation.

This stand-off is causing paralysis and mistrust at a time the country needs to be united and singularly focused on tackling the grave pandemic currently threatening the lives and livelihoods of our people. It has also taken a dangerous ethnic undertone instead of being a level-headed debate on the nation’s development trajectory.

The revenue sharing formula that the Senate has deadlocked over is a variation of what was recommended by the Commission for Revenue Allocation (CRA), the body mandated under Article 216 (1) of the Constitution of Kenya, to come up with a formula.

The key principle in the CRA recommendation on the third basis for revenue sharing for the next five financial years is that allocation should be population-driven. The CRA recommendation is based on an understanding that county governments are about service requirements of the population including in health, agriculture, infrastructure,education, among others.

The Senate made certain amendments to the CRA recommendation but equally retained the central principle that allocation must be about the population. Unfortunately, the institution has disagreed on its own amendments.
Under the circumstances, the country and our people would better served if we adopted the recommendation of the CRA for the next five years.

The CRA recommendation built on lessons from a comprehensive review of the second basis, a comparative analysis of financing transfer systems from other countries, and extensive consultations with national government, county governments, public finance experts, and the public in an independent and non-partisan manner.
In order to avoid a similar stand-off next time, the concerns currently arising should be forwarded to the CRA for consideration in its future recommendation.

The resources currently being recommended can adequately serve our counties if we eliminate corruption in addition to heavily punishing those perpetuating the vice both at the national and county levels. Luckily, the war on corruption is yielding fruits and should safeguard public finances.

We must also focus on encouraging counties to raise own source revenues from the economic activities within the county and demanding a prudent usage of those resources.

Having had a robust debate on this matter, the Senate should now allow the country move forward by adopting the CRA report while using the concerns voiced for future recommendations on revenue sharing.

H.E. Raila Odinga, EGH.

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Fresh Bid to Impeach Elachi as Nairobi Speaker

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A fresh bid to impeach Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi has been launched over abuse of office.

On Sunday26th, 2020, the MCA’s had collected 51 signatures way above the 42 required for an impeachment notice against the speaker to be filed in the county assembly.

The ward representatives are accusing Elachi of charges including abuse of office, the illegal appointment of corruption, poor leadership, victimisation of MCAs and assembly staff, impunity, disregard for the law and county orders, and militarisation of the assembly.

Led by Utalii ward MCA Wilson Ocholla, from the ODM Party, the MCAs accused the Speaker of militarizing the Assembly.

“The Speaker has taken the law into her own hands and made the County Assembly to seem like her own property. We are elected leaders we are not ready to work under military rules.

“The County Assembly is now flooded with military and police officers, we cannot accept this. Why don’t they resign and get elected?questioned?” Ocholla.

The MCAs had previously voted to eject Elachi in September 2018 but, unbowed, she returned to office in October last year setting the stage for a fresh bear-knuckle confrontation with the MCAs.

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