Njoro police officer kills girlfriend in hospital
A police officer in Njoro sub-county on Sunday shot his girlfriend who was receiving treatment in hospital.
The officer, Bernard Sivo attached to Njoro Sub-county police post, had allegedly assaulted his girlfriend Mary Nyambura who went to seek medication at the hospital. The deceased body was found having been shot severally on the right arm, right wrist and on her right back – People Daily
NHIF audit report uncovers fraudulent hospital claims
The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) audit on its contracted hospitals has revealed that some facilities have been relying on non-existent bed capacity to swindle it money through fictitious claims that contributes to loss of up to Sh16.5 billion annually.
The state-controlled insurer says many hospitals had lied that they have theatres for operating patients while others had exaggerated their bed numbers by up to five times to defraud it – Business Daily
Magoha, Matiang’i Search for 100,000 Missing Students
Education CS George Magoha and his Interior counterpart Fred Matiang’i have launched a crackdown for thousands of missing Form One students. The exercise to search for about 100,000 missing students is scheduled to begin on the morning of Monday, August 23 and would involve all stakeholders at the sub-county level. The students were expected to enroll to secondary schools by Friday, August 13, but more than a week later, some of them are yet to show up – Kenyans
MPs block poverty eradication fund Bill
Parliament has shot down a Bill that sought to establish an exclusive fund to fight poverty in the country. The MPs said Bill is counterproductive since the Treasury has established the Biashara Fund that merges all existing State-backed funds. The National Assembly’s Finance Committee said the Poverty Eradication Authority Bill, 2020 duplicates the services of other government agencies – Business Daily
Global report ranks Kenya at number 48 in rights, freedoms
Freedom House has ranked Kenya 48 out of 100 countries in upholding political rights and civil liberties in the latest report. The report is based on the premise that these standards apply to all countries and territories The report paints a grim picture of failure to follow the laid judicial procedures – People Daily