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A report compiled by an ad-hoc committee of the County Assembly of Kericho said such unlawful acts compromise accountability of the (would be) farmer owned ... The report also cited under-representation at the Mombasa auction and the Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) board for Kericho's woes.
The Battle for the Rift Valley vote basket ahead of the 2022 presidential election between Deputy President William Ruto and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi appears to have taken shape after their allies faced off in Kericho County on Saturday. Political lieutenants of DP Ruto led by Elgeyo Markwet senator ...

Police in Kericho have arrested a suspected drug trafficker and intercepted bhang with a street value of Sh1.5million. The cannabis brooms (which means the weed of bhang before being crushed) were stacked in 10 bags which weighed 500kg. ALSO READ: Kenyan woman arrested with Sh1 million ...
Dickson Sang, the Kericho Kenya Plantation and Agricultural Workers Union (KPAWU) branch Secretary said though the Kabianga Tea farm employees had expressed a desire to join the union, they had met stiff resistance. “The Kabianga Board of Management and the county government through the ...
“The factories ought to implement the requirement of environmental management and coordination Act, 2007 and OS&H Act, 2007 on standards of setting up and management of factories as per constitution of Kenya 2010,” he said. Dr. Kipkiror, also stated that the factories ought to carry out their ...
Dennis Kitambi's good run with AFC Leopards will come under scrutiny today when they face unpredictable Tusker at Kericho Green Stadium. From the time the Tanzanian assumed the head coach roles at the Den, albeit on interim basis, the 12-time Kenyan Premier League champions have had a 100 ...

Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony addresses reporters at the Council of Governors' offices in Westlands, Nairobi, on December 8, 2017 on health matters affecting his county. The county wants to build a cancer centre. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP ...
Kenya Research and Development Institute (KRDI) deputy director Dr. Kenneth Chelule assists Sosit Primary school pupils to plant trees. Professionals from Sosit in Bureti constituency spent Easter Saturday in leading area residents in planting 2,000 tree seedlings. [Photo: Standard]. Professionals from ...
“The assault victim and a witness reported to the police station and their statement taken down. The victim was issued with a P3. We are in the process of pursuing the suspect who allegedly attacked the teacher before fleeing towards Koisagat area,” said the police source. Kipkelion Kenya National Union ...
A 33-year-old-man committed suicide by diving into the flooded Cheptiting quarry located near Kapsoit trading center. An eyewitness said the deceased rode his Boda-Boda motorcycle to the site in Belgut constituency at 1PM on Thursday and after handing it over to be washed, he walked to a secluded ...
Three bloggers linked to the Kericho county government on Saturday were blindfolded, bundled into a vehicle and dumped in the bush. They were beaten up over unknown reasons. The three bloggers are popularly known as Team Infinix include Emanuel Kiptoo, Kiprotich Chepkwony and Maiyet Korir.
Kericho's pre-colonial Tea Hotel was barely two years old when Britain's longest serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, then a princess, visited it. ... Kenya Union of Domestic, Hotels, Educational Institutions, Hospitals and Allied Workers (Kudheiha) official Alice Ng'eno said the employees had a right to strike ...
Eunice Korir handicap 22 beat a field of 80 plus players to emerge the overall winner during the Vivo Energy golf tournament held at Kericho golf club over the weekend. The Kericho club golfer managed to secure 20 stable ford points on the front nine and additional 18 points on the back nine to scoop the ...
Sedah Absae, the Kericho Kenya Meteorological Department director said the rains were expected to last throughout the week. “The intensity will nonetheless be varied in terms of intensity in different locations in the county. The areas which are at risk of flash floods are hilly areas because once the ground ...
Kericho County has expanded its portfolio of medical milestones with a latest plan to set up a Sh500 million eye clinic. ... Chepkwony said the partnership with the one of Africa's medical giant (the other is South Africa) will extend from just the eye clinic to the health ventures including sharing of human ...
The University of Nairobi student who died at Kenyatta National Hospital after a potentially life-saving brain surgery was performed on the wrong patient will be buried on Saturday in Kitale. The body of Angelo Miano, 25, is at the Cherangani Hospital mortuary. The second year Bachelor of commerce ...
Kericho Gold, the leading tea buyers at the Mombasa Auction, will represent Kenya at the 'Foodex Japan 2018' show to be held next week. The three-day exhibition will run from March 6 to 9 and is expected to attract at least 77,000 professionals in the food and beverage industry from across the globe.

The carcass of leopard the Kenya Wildlife Service officers killed at Kapnyagitare village, Simbi location in Soin/Sigowet constituency. [PHOTO: NIKKO TANUI]. Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officers killed a male adult marauding leopard at Kapnyagitare village, Simbi location in Soin/Sigowet constituency.
Criminal Investigation Division officers have launched investigations over the theft of a video camera belonging a team of cardiologists from University of Michigan who have been conducting heart pacemaker implantation at the Kericho County Hospital. A team of CID officers led by Kimathi Mutonga, ...
That the British colonialists evicted many local people from their ancestral lands in the South Rift to make way for tea plantations is well known. After grabbing the land, the colonialists enacted laws preventing Africans from "trespassing" on their land, which are still strictly observed. Now, apart from being ...
At least 10 people are admitted to the Kericho Level Four Hospital with serious injuries after being attacked by a stray leopard in Cheribo village in Kericho West ... Officials from Kericho Kenya Wildlife Service arrived later and took away the carcass. Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony visited the victims.
The solar plant is the first commercial and industrial power purchase agreement for Unilever in Africa and is expected to deliver substantial savings on power costs and reduce its carbon emissions by over 10,000 tonnes over the plant's 30 -year lifetime. Unilever Tea Kenya Managing Director Nicholaos ...
A multi agency team crackdown within Kericho central business district (CBD) recovered dozens of Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) stickers in one of the business premises. The team comprising the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Kenya Bureau of Standard (KEBS), Anti Counterfeit Agency (ACA), ...
They also claimed Sh1,500 for every hour they spent in the journey to and from Kericho. The hefty amount slapped on losers has seen a number of them perceive the move as a punishment for filing election petitions. Justice (retired) Muga Apondi told Sunday Standard cost awards should not be punitive to ...
Defending champions Gor Mahia on Thursday returned to the summit of the Kenyan Premier League table after thrashing Zoo Kericho 4-2 in their rescheduled tie at the Kericho Green Stadium. The record 16-time champions, who brushed aside Nakumatt 4-0 in their league season opener before easing ...
Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony said they will engage Governor Hassan Joho's administration to remove the trade barrier he feels is likely to affect tea ... Among the tea growing areas in Kenya are Kericho, Bomet, Nandi, Kiambu, Thika, Maragua, Murang'a, Sotik, Kisii, Nyamira, Nyambene, Meru, Nyeri, ...
For the second day running, armed police officers faced off with protestors in Kericho town who had barricaded the Kericho?Kisumu road. The protestors were up in arms over the extensive damages to seven passenger service vehicles belonging to Kericho Sacco's, after they were intercepted and stoned ...
Kericho police watched helplessly on Tuesday as matatu operators barricaded a highway to protest chaos over Miguna MIguna's stay in police custody. Hell broke loose when a crowd in Awasi stoned Eldoret-bound matatus on Kericho-Kisumu highway. This was in demonstration against the government's ...
ODM members from Kericho will attend NASA leader Raila Odinga's swearing-in as President in Nairobi today. Former Londiani town council civic leader Jonah Koech on Thurday said the Kipsigis community is a liberal and democratic. The people decide on their political destiny without being swayed.
The accused, a senior student at Kapkatet Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC), was charged with defilement before Senior Resident Magistrate Stephen Ngetich. ... Kericho County Police Commander James Mugera confirmed the report saying that the rape test from the hospital came out positive.
Retail chain Tuskys has taken over shop space vacated by troubled Nakumatt Holdings in Kericho and Eldoret, growing its branch network to 63. Tuskys has revamped the combined space of 90,000 square feet at a cost of Sh220 million. It says the new outlet will stock household electronics, furniture and ...
Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony (right) with former Kenya Civil Aviation Authority Chairman Samuel Poghisio at Kerenga airstrip. EACC has summoned four Kericho MCAs for grilling following the recent scuffle in the House over the Sh100 million airstrip upgrade project. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA ...
Two people have died and another hospitalized at Kericho Level Four hospital after allegedly taking second-generation brew. The victims are said to have bought the brew from a licensed Wines and spirits dealer at Jericho market, Kericho West sub-county over the weekend. Deputy county commissioner ...
At least 150 members of the amusement and gaming association in Kericho county yesterday urged Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i to lift the ban on gaming machines. The Kericho Gaming Association ... Thank you for participating in discussions on The Star, Kenya website. You are welcome to ...
Christopher Magoma Moori 40, working in a tea plantation farm at Samoei village in Nandi County.PHOTOS BY PETER OCHIENG/STANDARD. South rift small-scale tea farmers have petitioned Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) to release interim-bonuses in April. The farmers, led by Kenya Union of ...
The 40-year-old Chelulei is the proud inventor of several farm machines including a coffee pulping machine and a livestock feeds miller which, Smart Harvest confirmed, are quite popular in Nandi, Bomet and Kericho counties. Fondly nicknamed 'Engineer Rasta' in the village, Chelulei runs a humble ...
However, the Government should be held responsible for the death of my child because these are its staff and the vaccines were supplied by their agency, Kenya Medical Supplies Authority. ... Kapkatet County Referral Hospital in Kericho received several children after reports of the death spread.
Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony (right) with former Kenya Civil Aviation Authority Chairman Samuel Poghisio at Kerenga airstrip runway when they toured the facility in January 2017. PHOTO | ANITA CHEPKOECH | NATION MEDIA GROUP ...
The debate on the Kericho Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2017 ended prematurely after chaos broke out at the chambers. Trouble started immediately after the Assembly Speaker Dominic Rono completed reading the order paper and instructed members of the press and the public to leave the ...
Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony (Right) with former KCAA Chairman Samuel Poghisio at Kerenga Airstrip runway in January 2017. MCAs threw out the speaker's mace on January 15, 2018 to stop deliberations on the budget for the airstrip. PHOTO | ANITA CHEPKOECH | NATION MEDIA GROUP ...
The Kericho County Assembly mace was thrown out of the window as MCAs fought after they differed over the Sh100 million Kerenga Airstrip upgrade project. All the 47 MCAs were at the chamber at 11am ready for debate on the Kericho Supplementary Appropriation Bill, 2017, when the fracas broke out.
DP William Ruto chats with Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot during the burial ceremony of the late Belgut MP Keter in Kericho County. [Photo: ... This fact was amplified by the intensity of Jubilee activities in the Rift Valley ahead of the August 8, 2017 elections to woo powerful leaders opposed to Ruto.
When Ernest Lang'at, a resident of Kaptebeswet farm in Kericho County heard that there was high demand for passion fruits in the local and international markets, he knew he wanted to venture into it. He says the fruit is in high demand because of changes in customer preferences and tastes as more ...
Kericho County to set up of inspectorate arm and court. By Nikko Tanui | Published Thu, January 4th 2018 at 00:00, Updated January 3rd ... Kericho is grappling with land grabbers who have fraudulently acquired land earmarked for public utilities. “We will roll back the moves and demolish the structures built on such land or ...
Kenya Air Force officers from the Eastleigh Air Base in Nairobi and Kericho county officials have finalised a feasibility study and given the greenlight for the start of construction works. Keter promised to support Chepkwony's efforts to turn the airstrip into an international facility. He spoke during an initiation ...
Kenya Industrial Estates (KIE) wants the county government to hasten the installation of machinery worth Sh60 million at Roret pineapple juice processing factory. The equipment was donated by the Jubilee government and delivered to the factory located 3km from Roret trading centre by Deputy President ...
“Alarmed Kericho residents had unsuccessfully attempted to stop the speeding bus by barricading the road using rocks but it descended the slope and smashed into the trailer which was trying to evade a police barricade at the police traffic check mounted near Kisumu road junction. A traffic police officer ...
From left: Sisters Rachel Korir, Alice Korir and Esther Korir, from Cheborgei in Kericho County, who won a case allowing them and three other sisters to ... by a judge in Kericho to grant six married women a chance to inherit their father's land has stirred an uproar among elders in parts of the Rift Valley.
By CORRESPONDENT, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 27 – Retailer Tusker Mattresses, has announced plans to enhance its upcountry network with a focus on ... Speaking during a celebration of two Tuskys Supermarkets branch openings in Kericho and Eldoret, revamped at a cost of Sh220million, Tusker ...
26-year-old Moses Karonei at his hospital bed at Siloam hospital. [Photo by Nikko Tanui/Standard]. For the last 385 days, 26-year-old Moses Karonei, has spent his days tossing and turning in pain in a hospital bed. Karonei was involved in a road accident near Kipsitet trading centre along the ...


 

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