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CJ Maraga Outlines Executive Frustration of Judiciary

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Chief Justice David Maraga addressing the press during the official opening of Ruiru Law Courts on August 28, 2019/FILE – JUDICIARY PRESS

Chief Justice David Maraga has broken his silence over frustrations from the Executive, which he blamed on under-funding, and failing to treat him with the dignity and respect he deserves.

“We have a huge backlog of cases which continue to pile because of lack of funds to even move judges around,” he said, “Some judges are not able to get fuel for their cars and we are having to ask them to get money from their pockets so that we can refund them.”

In Nyeri, Nakuru and Mombasa, the CJ said the Court of Appeal is not able to operate due to lack of funds.

“We should be given at least Sh5 billion every year for us to operate properly, or at least a reasonable amount,” he said.

And he also blamed the Executive for failing to treat him with dignity, citing state functions where he is never recognised.

Worse still, he said, as the country’s Chief Justice, he is never allowed to access the VIP lounge at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) yet junior officers than him are given access.

“Let the office of the CJ be treated with dignity,” he said.

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KENYA CANE TO TREAT KENYANS TO A MADARAKA DAY ONLINE LIVE PARTY

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Kenyans are to be treated to a Madaraka Day Online Live Party by Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) spirit drink Kenya Cane on Monday, 1st of June 2020.
The event will be hosted by the new comedy kid on the block Flaqo, while on the decks will be DJ Kym Nickdee and Dj Moh Spice ensuring the viewers are entertained into the night. The event is to begin from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.
Viewers will be able to follow the party that will be live streaming on Instagram @DJKymnickdee and @Ruffestdjmoh.
 
The party is to celebrate the true Kenyan spirit on a day that the country celebrates the 57th year since they attained internal self-rule.
For more details about the party like the Kenya Cane facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ KenyaCaneSpirit

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Safaricom Avails Kenyan Digital Newspapers at Sh20

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Nairobi, Kenya – 29th May 2020… Newspapers will made available to all smartphone customers in the Kenya courtesy of a partnership between telecoms firm Safaricom and media houses.

The online newspapers will retail at KES 20 per issue which will be deducted from a customer’s airtime enabling them buy newspapers daily and read them on the go with each purchased issue available for 7 days.

The available newspapers from the Standard Group include The Standard, Saturday Standard, Sunday Standard and The Nairobian.

Nation Media Group will have Daily Nation, Saturday Nation, Sunday Nation and The Business Daily.

The KES 20 price per newspaper includes data usage meaning a customer’s data bundle will not be consumed when reading through each paper. No registration or signup will be necessary neither will customers be requested to download and install any application.

The service can be accessed by visiting Safaricom.com and selecting the “Discover” option followed by “Newspapers”, upon which a customer will see newspapers available for purchase. Customers will need to have their data on when accessing the portal as each purchase is linked to their mobile phone number for ease of access.

In addition to the portal, customers can also dial *550# to purchase the newspapers. Purchased publications will appear under “My Newspaper” tab for 7 days after purchase.

The initiative is part of Safaricom’s contribution in the fight against COVID-19 by empowering customers to conveniently access the newspapers even as they limit their movement.

“The world is quickly evolving to be digitally-led and we see our customers increasingly seeking ways in which they can achieve their goals by tapping into the convenience of their smartphone. We are glad to partner with media houses to digitise the newspaper channel and make them available on the mobile phone,” said Peter Ndegwa, CEO, Safaricom.

It is also a further commitment in the Safaricom’s goal of enabling more businesses harness the power of the internet to meet the needs of their customers.

“We are pleased to be part of this initiative, which is a demonstration of our commitment to fuse journalistic creativity with digital innovation in a collaborative venture that we hope will bring value to our esteemed readers and give customers easy access to our newspapers during the pandemic period,” said Orlando Lyomu, CEO, The Standard Group.

“Nation Media Group remains at the forefront of innovation and continues to explore different solutions to keep its readers informed and up to date as news breaks. Our partnership with Safaricom to provide our award-winning publications at very affordable rates to customers wherever they are demonstrates this commitment,” said Stephen Gitagama, CEO, Nation Media Group.

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Coronavirus: Safaricom Arms Mombasa “Frontline Soldiers” with Sh3 Million Ammunition

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Hezekiah Oyugi (left), Safaricom Senior Manager, Consumer Sales, Coast Region handing over PPEs to Mombasa Governor H.E Ali Hassan Joho (right). Safaricom Foundation handed over PPEs worth KES 3 million to over 500 health workers in Mombasa County.

Safaricom Foundation has endevoured to protect health workers in Mombasa County with Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) worth over Ksh3 million

to boost the fight against the coronavirus disease at the Kenyan coastal town ravaged by the pandemic.

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The PPEs which include N95 masks, disposable aprons, gloves, non-contact thermometers and shoe covers will be distributed to over 500 health workers in seven hospitals.

 “We empathise with Mombasa County as one of the most affected by coronavirus. With the critical role that health care workers are playing in the fight against this pandemic, it is only right that we all come together to ensure that they are adequately protected. We are happy to be supplementing the county government efforts with the provision of these PPE’s which will also benefit community health workers who fill an important gap in the communities,” said Joseph Ogutu, Chairman, Safaricom Foundation.

Safaricom has already donated KES200 Million through the Safaricom and M-PESA Foundations towards providing Cash transfers for food to support vulnerable communities as well as thermal cameras worth KES 10 million to the Ministry of Health installed in various border entry points.

The Foundation has also partnered with Scope International to set up sanitation booths in six Counties in Nyanza and Western as well as provided water to residents of Kibera, Mathare and Korogocho.

Last week the Foundation also donated PPEs to health workers Uasin Gishu County.

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