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Kenyans In the Diaspora Sent Home Ksh.422 Billion In 2021

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Kenyans living abroad sent home a record Ksh.421.6 billion ($3.718 billion) last year, setting a new all-time record for the diaspora remittances across a single year.

Fresh data from the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) shows the remittances grew by 20.2 per cent from Ksh.350.9 billion ($3.094 billion) in December 2020.

December saw the highest remittances in the 12 months cycle as Kenyans in the diaspora sent home Ksh.39.8 billion ($350.6 million) – a new monthly record for the forex flows.

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‘I designed Thika Super Highway’, Raila reveals

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ODM Leader Raila Odinga has disclosed that he was the one that designed Thika Super Highway.

Addressing a rally in Thika Town on Saturday afternoon, the opposition chief said it was during his time as Prime Minister during the era of President Mwai Kibaki that several other roads were designed which the Jubilee Government has implemented.

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18 Kenya Power staff members grilled over the frequent power outages

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18 Kenya Power staff members have been grilled over the frequent power outages that have been witnessed in the country.

Among the 18 staff members who were questions were five senior officials who are: Engineer Raphael Ndolo Kimeu ( acting general manager network management), Engineer George Korir Kipkoech (the chief engineer transmission countrywide) Major (retired) Geoffrey Kigen Kipkurui (heads the countrywide management security service) Peter Kithusia (chief security officer in charge of Nairobi region) and Anthony Gathii Charamba (a technician along Juja road).

Reports indicate that a team of investigators have been drawn from different crime units to handle the same after it emerged that the basement of the angle towers of Kenya Power high voltage power lines had been vandalized and the cross beams removed and unbolted.

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Police in Busia intercept and impound 13 vehicles with foreign number plates

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Police in Busia in collaboration with a multi-agency team have intercepted and impounded 13 vehicles with foreign number plates operating within Busia town.

Busia Deputy Sub County Police Commander Stephen Kimunya said the crackdown also netted vehicles with diplomatic number plates.

“We have inspected those vehicles to find out whether they are registered in Kenya, failure to which we impound them,” he said, adding that they have seized a total of 13 vehicles since the operation began.

He urged local residents to ensure that they register all vehicles bought from foreign countries, adding that the government was losing revenue through unregistered vehicles.

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