Finger on the Pulse

  • 19 Jun 2023
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  • 〜 by Naisiae Simiren

Monday 12th June 2023

  1. Kiambu Deputy Speaker John Njue was arrested for demanding Ksh.130,000 bribe.
  2. Police raid distillery and seize Ksh.300,000 counterfeit liquor and KRA stickers in Juja.

Tuesday 13th June 2023

  1. Eight Kenya Defence Forces officers were killed in an IED attack in Lamu.
  2. Jubilee Party, led by Kanini Kega, gives the notice to withdraw from Azimio.
  3. Parliament approves nomination of Isaac Ruto and Caroline Nzilani to JSC.
  4. Parliament approves Noordin Haji’s appointment as NIS director-general.

Wednesday 14th June 2023

  1. Opposition leader Raila Odinga threatens to lead protests against the Finance Bill.
  2. Salaries and Remuneration Commission proposes an increase of Ksh. 10,000 to MCAs’ salaries.
  3. Cabinet Secretary for East African Community Arid and Semi-Arid Lands and Regional Development Rebecca Miano wants Ksh. 14 billion set aside for relief programmes.

Thursday 15th June 2023

  1. Treasury CS tabled the 2023/2024 Budget in Parliament.
  2. Azimio Members of Parliament walk out of the Budget reading in Parliament.
  3. UK’s High Commissioner to Kenya, Jane Marriott, moved to Pakistan.

Friday 16th June 2023

  1. African leaders in Ukraine and Russia on a peace mission.
  2. Lobbies root for children’s issues as the Day of African Child marked.