The International Criminal Court has directed its registrar to file details on how Deputy President-elect William Ruto can stand trial via video link.

The registrar was directed to give submissions on the reliability of equipment and the connection between the court in The Hague and the venue where the two will attend court. He has also been instructed to give details of a venue where the equipment will be installed in Nairobi or the region and whether Mr Ruto will be able to attend court sessions from the venue via video link.

Central Bank governor Njuguna Ndung’u who has been in the front line in the war against against money laundering. Photo/File

Dealings by elected officials and top public servants will be placed under close scrutiny under a new regulatory regime meant to keep dirty money out of circulation.

The regulations against money laundering focus sharply on State and public officers as a conduit of money acquired from illicit activities like drug and human trafficking, wildlife poaching and trade in arms.

Governors from the 47 counties clashed with the central government over their budget, bringing to a premature halt a meeting called by the Transitional Authority in Naivasha on Tuesday.

The governors accused the central government of plotting to derail devolution by dictating how they should spend the Sh9.8 billion set aside for counties in the current financial year.

Marie Ojiambo, the reigning Miss Kenya USA, is competing in the Miss Africa USA 2013 Pageant and needs your vote.

Marie is a Doctor of Pharmacy and currently resides in New York. She holds a Pharmacy degree from the University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Industrial Pharmacy at St. Johns University in Queens, New York.

Members of Parliament allied to Jubilee alliance have agreed to appoint Kajiado west MP Moses ole Sakuda as the ruling coalition chief whip.

The deal was struck last week after deputy president-elect William Ruto prevailed on Nairobi Women Representative Rachel Shebesh to step down.

“Our Deputy President explained to us in Naivasha that minority and marginalized communities have to benefit from some of the parliamentary positions,” Nairobi senator Mike Sonko said.

Kenyan female rapper Stella Mwangi arrives in Nairobi this week, flanked by a TV crew from Norway’s version of KBC, to document a week of her life at home.

Stella, whose main business in Kenya over the next week is the MTV Africa All Stars tour on Friday, will be trailed as she goes about her business by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK).

“Any interviews that she will have locally and any work she does with local artistes will be filmed by the NRK crew,” according to Tim Adeka, who is part of Stella’s management team in Nairobi.

Nyakach MP Aduma Owuor is set to table a bill in parliament to censure the integrity of the members of the Supreme Court as soon as the house convenes.

He said that the integrity of the Supreme Court judges was questionable regarding that the manner in which they handled the Presidential petition verdict was not satisfactory.

Mr Aduma wondered why the court dismissed the petitions against President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta’s election, even after it was finding there were irregularities in 22 polling stations which had their
results re-tallied.

The annual diversity visa lottery commonly known as the Green Card is on the chopping board and would be abolished if Congress endorses a measure passed late last week by lawmakers in the lower house.

The House of Representatives voted Friday to cancel the annual diversity visa lottery and give those immigration visas to foreigners who earn advanced degrees from American universities, the Washington Times reported on Monday. This is the first major immigration bill passed by Republicans since the elections.

A State Department official said on Monday that the United States "will look carefully at the actions of Kenya's leaders and government" in the coming months.

"We cannot ignore the serious charges that have been set out in the ICC indictment, and will calibrate our engagement accordingly," added Hilary Renner, the department's spokesperson for African affairs.

A group of billionaire investors have entered a dividend windfall season riding on last year’s record profits by companies listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) companies, the latest financial reports indicate.

High-level profitability, the highest since the 2008 global financial crisis, have seen many of the blue chip companies raise their dividend payouts, adding millions of shillings to the take-home of top shareholders.

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