Here are the stories making headlines this morning

Kibicho reveals plans to interrupt Uhuru’s meeting

Interior Principal Secretary, Karanja Kibicho, has revealed plans by a section of Mt Kenya leaders to disrupt the Madaraka Day celebrations in Kirinyaga. The PS said that they had received intelligence that some political leaders from the region were hiring goons to cause chaos at the National celebrations that will be led by President Uhuru Kenyatta. The PS alleged that politicians from Mt Kenya were planning to ferry the goons from Embu, Murang’a and Nyeri counties – Kenyans

William Ole Ntimama’s children win KSh 100m estate case against brother-in-law

The children of the late KANU era Cabinet minister William Ole Ntimama have won a KSh 100 million Britam investment fund case against their brother-in-law. Justice Alfred Mabeya ruled that the fund belonged to Ntimama’s widow Dorcas Pedelai who died in June. Mabeya delivered the judgment on behalf of Justice Francis Tuiyott, Daily Nation reported. Pedelai ran the account with her daughter Vivian Talash Ntimama until her death in January 2020. After her demise, her husband Eric Kimani sought control of her share, The Standard reported – Tuko

Alarm over unapproved HIV self-testing kits in the market

There are fears that a number of people could be accessing unapproved and substandard kits in some private health facilities. This presents the possibility of wrong HIV test results, which could compromise the management of the condition and dent gains made so far. While the National AIDS and STI Control Programme (Nascop) has only approved four testing kits, those involved in the fight against HIV claim that unapproved self-testing equipment is currently being sold to unknowing citizens, especially through chemists – Nation

IEBC postpones Kiagu ward by-election after Moses Kuria’s candidate challenged disqualification

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has postponed the Kiagu ward by-election in Meru until further notice after Moses Kuria’s candidate, Milton, Mwenda, challenged his disqualification. The Nairobi High Court issued conservatory orders restraining the electoral body from making any election preparations before Mwenda’s case is heard and determined. IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati has now said the commission would abide by the court order – Tuko.

Govt announces evictions, demolitions in Nairobi estates

The government has announced planned evictions and demolitions in some estates in Nairobi. Through a notice issued by Nairobi Deputy Regional Commissioner, James Kianda, the demolitions are set to pave way for the expansion of the Nairobi Expressway. According to the notice, Mukuru Kwa Njenga and adjacent areas will be greatly affected by the demolitions. The notice, addressed to the residents, has asked them especially those along Catherine Ndereba Road to start demolishing their structures – Kenyans