Archive | November, 2010

The Long And Winding Road

The government’s allocation for road construction and improvement has increased from Sh46.02billion in 2006-7 to Sh104.22billion for 2010-11 and parts of Nairobi at least are only jammed due to the extensive road construction underway. Last week Roads Minister Franklin Bett, speaking at the Road Sector Investment Programme and Strategy (2010-15) said that the government were […]

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Nairobbing City Council….

Nairobi City Council were short of a few shillings to pay their 10,000 strong workforce so they came up with some fundraising ideas to meet the gap. First bump up parking fees by 114% (Sh300 to park an ordinary saloon car) only a few months since the last rise and then hike the daily fees […]

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Spooky but True…..(the Ghost Workers of NCC)

Talking of Council employees, back in June of this year an audit by PricewaterhouseCoopers funded by the World Bank to the tune of Sh44 million found that a staggering 4,215 workers on the City Council’s payroll had ‘questionable employment records’, many of whom are ‘ghost workers’. Of these 4,215 ‘workers’, 15 simply did not exist, […]

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If the Mud Sticks…..

In one way or another it’s now estimated that at least nine ministers are under investigation by Parliamentary Investigating Committees. Moses Wetangula has already had to stand down as Foreign Minister over questions of how some of the Ministry’s properties were bought and sold around the world. The new Constitution states that anyone linked to […]

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Keep the Money Flowing…..

But there’s also some other good news… for those under investigation. Chief Prosecutor Keriako Tobiko has declared that ministers who have to ‘step aside to pave the way for investigation’ will be entitled to their full pay. “My understanding is that when you step aside, you are not sacked, therefore ideally, you retain all privileges […]

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Who Killed Dr Robert Ouko and Why?

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