Members of the National Assembly may amend the constitution as the last option to secure the higher pay that the Salaries and Remuneration Commission and the public have opposed.

Mbita MP Millie Odhiambo said MPs are set to amend sections of the Constitution that describes them as State Officers, so that they can free themselves from the Salaries and Remuneration Commission’s mandate.

Britain is negotiating to compensate thousands of Kenyans who claim they were severely mistreated by their colonial rulers during the 1950s Mau Mau uprising, the Guardian reported on Monday.

According to a letter sent to lawyers representing some of the claimants, the Foreign Office is adjourning an appeal against last October’s High Court ruling which gave victims the green light to sue the government.

Instead, Britain is offering to start negotiating a settlement, according to the report.

The Kenyan High Commission in London wishes to inform all Kenyans in the UK that H.E. Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya will be in London to attend the Second Somalia Conference on Tuesday 7th May, 2013.

H.E. the President will address the Kenyan Diaspora at a reception to be held on Tuesday, 7th May, 2013 at the Intercontinental Hotel – Parklane – London starting from 6.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

All Kenyans are invited to attend.

Please note: The event will be streamed live from 7 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

Event Date: 
Tue, 05/07/2013 08:00PM -0400

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee this week takes up a sweeping overhaul of the nation's immigration system, which has bipartisan support but also faces some implacable Republican opposition.

The overhaul, an 844-page bill crafted by a bipartisan group of senators known as the Gang of Eight, will take its first step toward passage or failure Thursday when the committee begins debating and amending the complex legislation.

Retail chain Uchumi is among the major Kenyan investors in the East African region. [PHOTO: FILE]

Even as the influence of China and India continues to reverberate across the East African region, it has emerged that Kenya has toppled the Asian powerhouses in terms of investment in the region.

According to TradeMark East Africa, the publishers — in collaboration with the World Bank — of the Doing Business Report, Kenya is a major a force to reckon with in the region, with investments in the financial, retail and agro-processing sectors.


Investigations into Senator Mutula Kilonzo’s death have ruled out a heart attack and have narrowed down to a likelihood of poisoning. A source close to the family and a doctor involved in the investigations said a postmortem found serious internal bleeding characteristic with poisoning.

“Massive internal bleeding and a finding that all his internal organs were intact is a pointer to the presence of a toxin,” a doctor who requested anonymity told the Nation.

At least 6 people were killed in a banditry attack by suspected Tanzanian militiamen who attacked a Kenyan village in Narok South district Saturday evening.

Three of the bandits were in-turn killed by residents as they tried to flee. The incident has left villagers in shock as they complain over rising insecurity.

Narok OCPD Peterson Maelo said among the 6 are 2 brothers who were killed after they went out of their house in Mbiti village, to find out what was happening when they heard a commotion in their cow pen.

Little was known of Julius Yego until last year’s London Olympics where he represented Kenya in javelin. The policeman had relied on the Internet to sharpen his skills, earning himself the nickname ‘YouTube athlete.’

His relentless zeal to learn the skills online has seen him add another feather to his cap as the brand ambassador for Orange Telkom. The telecom company unveiled a 30 second- advert featuring Yego talking about how he ended up being a javelin athlete as part of promoting Orange’s Internet services in a bid to drive up numbers.

Kenyan Artiste Wyre on Saturday, May 4th won the Best New Entertainer Award at the 32nd Annual International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA). The awards were held in Coral Springs, Florida, USA.

Wyre beat out several other nominees to bag the Best New Entertainer award; Chronixx, Cen’C Love, No-Maddz, Potential Kid, Tommy Lee Sparta and D-Major.

The awards were hosted by Jamaican reggae superstars Etana and Freddie McGregor.

Deputy President William Ruto has come to the defence of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission in the wake of an onslaught engineered by Members of Parliament. The MPs have in recent days vowed to send the commissioners packing precisely because SRC set new salaries that are lower than those of their predecessors in the previous Parliament.

Ruto says the salaries commission is a creation of Parliament and as such there was need for MPs to respect its decision or if aggrieved seek better ways of resolving the matter instead of vilifying the commission in public.

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