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Cab Drivers Announce a Looming Strike

Taxi drivers who use the digital ride-hailing services Uber and Bolt have called a strike that will begin the next week in protest of what they claim are excessive commission fees levied by the companies. According to the Organization of Online Drivers, beginning Monday, drivers will stop making reservations for passengers through the two applications. The National Transport and Safety Authority (Transport Network Companies, Owners, Drivers and Passengers) Regulations, 2022, which set a cap on the commissions the companies can charge at 18% per trip, were allegedly not implemented by Uber and Bolt, according to the drivers. Instead, Little Cab, Hava Cabs, and Yego Mobility will be used to make passenger reservations, according to their chairman Justin Nyaga. Charges for Bolt and Little Cab are correspondingly 20% and 15%. While Uber reduced the commission, according to Mr. Nyaga, it violated the rules by raising its booking fee from 4% to 11% each trip, effectively negating any benefit

Equity appoint Samuel Kirubi as new Group Chief Operating Officer

Samuel Kirubi, a longtime managing director of Equity Bank Uganda, has been appointed by Equity Group as its Group Chief Operating Officer (GCOO). Prior to joining Equity Bank in 2001, Mr. Kirubi worked as Equity Bank South Sudan's chief operations officer from 2009 to 2001. Before being transferred to Equity Bank's Uganda subsidiary in the same role in 2015, he was first promoted to the post of funding managing director of Equity Bank South Sudan. Third-most profitable Equity subsidiary after Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, he guided the subsidiary from being in the red to becoming the fifth-most profitable bank in Uganda (DRC). Anthony Kituka, the current Executive Director, has been named the new Managing Director of Equity Bank Uganda. The lender stated in a statement that Mr. Kirubi will be in charge of improving the bank's ability to carry out its strategy by coordinating people, systems, processes, commercial activity, and business risk with customers

Hustler Fund Update

 President William Ruto has announced that Kenyans tapping from the financial inclusion fund, popularly known as the Hustlers Fund, will obtain the funds through an online platform. Addressing the Kenya Kwanza PG on Wednesday, Ruto disclosed that there will be no committees regulating the disbursement process to allow a seamless process ahead of its expected first phase launch on November 30, 2022. "The product is going to be seamless, you will not need any committee, you do not need to know anybody and the product will be online just like M-Pesa,...I know some of you had made arrangements to form a committee for disbursing Hustler funds. Sorry I will disappoint you there will be no Hustler Fund committee," said President Ruto. The Head of State went on to note that he has already launched talks with Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and service providers to enroll the programme online. "We are working with our MNOs and technology providers and all the mobile operators in

Kenya Kwanza MPs Defy President's Orders

President William Ruto was disobeyed by Kenya Kwanza MPs last night when they chose to reject two of his top picks for the five party-backed candidates for the regional assembly, even though Azimio leaders Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka won with significant margins. Kenya Kwanza chose Hassan Omar, a former Mombasa senator, former MP David Sankok, former Nandi woman representative Zipporah Kering, former senator Falhadha Iman Dekow, and former URP secretary-general Fred Muteti as their preferred lineup in a meeting presided over by President Ruto on Wednesday in State House.  Mt. Kenya MPs felt that at least one of their own deserved a place in the regional parliament and were unhappy with the final five candidates chosen at State House. The President publicly endorsing the five, according to some MPs in the Kenya Kwanza camp, was also inappropriate since it upset the coalition. “Within the coalition, they should have known the favourite candidate; endorsing the five in public meant o

High Court's Order to Tony Gachoka

The High Court has directed that Tony Gachoka, a journalist, deposit Sh500,000 as security in an election suit in which he is contesting the deletion of his name from the list of individuals the Narc Party intended to nominate for the National Assembly. The decision was made after it was found that the petition was an election dispute covered by the Elections Act's (Parliamentary and County Elections Petition Rules) deadline of six months. Justice Erick Ogolla has since been chosen by Chief Justice Martha Koome to hear and decide Mr. Gachoka's case. After the Charity Ngilu-led National Rainbow Coalition (Narc) neglected to include Mr. Gachoka on its list of candidates for the National Assembly's seat representing people with disabilities, hence Mr. Gachoka filed a lawsuit. He claims that as a person with a disability, the party affiliated with the Azimio la Umoja Coalition had promised to place him at the top of its nomination list. However, his name was absent from the lis

Metropolitan Top Managers Resign in wake of Probe

 After a government audit uncovered significant irregularities, at least five top managers of the struggling Metropolitan National Sacco Ltd resigned to make room for further investigations. The departures occurred a few days after the sacco's board was dismissed and a temporary committee installed last week as a result of dismal investigation results commissioned by Commissioner of Co-operatives David Obonyo in April. According to sources, the caretaker committee would replace the managers with temporary office holders while stepping up its preparations for in-depth investigations into the earlier findings, which revealed irregularities like fictitious dividend payments, financial book manipulation, and erroneous lending. Some of the unethical practices that were revealed include Sh49 million in shady M-Pesa transfers by a single teller at the sacco's Nakuru branch and an overstatement of the institution's prime lending facility by more than Sh7 billion due to alleged disb


Police had to control angry Boda Boda riders this morning after they attacked a team from a microfinance institution in Kitale town while they were eagerly awaiting the elusive passenger who would occasionally hail a bike to perform their errands. But as soon as Simiyu and his squad struck and tried to take the bike's ignition keys from the defaulting rider, they encountered resistance that kept them at a standstill for a while.  When a Mogo Microfinance team lead by Barasa Simiyu approached Lesos Stage and tried to forcibly reclaim one motorbike with the registration number KMFX 046E from its rider, trouble began. The defaulter was one of a bunch of boda bodas out to reclaim their motorcycle. The boda boda drivers eventually dispersed while protecting their partner, accusing the microfinance management of being haughty and out of touch with current business realities. policemen stationed at the Veterinary patrol base responded very away and made an effort to diffuse the tension. 

Kenya's First Female Police Officer to get PhD Appointed as Spokesperson

In place of Bruno Shioso, who was elevated to Commandant of the National Police Training Campus in Kiganjo, Dr. Resila Atieno Onyango has been named the National Police Service spokeswoman. After 2014's Zipporah Mboroki, Resila is the second woman to hold the role of Police Service spokesman. Resila, a Senior Superintendent, held the position of Deputy Director of Planning at the Office of the Inspector General of Police before to being promoted. In 2021, she earned her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in the United States. She had previously worked for Interpol's regional office for East Africa as a criminal intelligence officer. In the most recent shifts announced by the interim Inspector General of Police Noor Gabow, her predecessor Shioso has taken the place of the newly appointed Police IG Japheth Koome. Philip Ndolo, who served as the college's deputy commandant, has since been transferred back to the Nairobi Police Headquarters. Manaseh Musyoka, the Cent

SRC Announces Job Vacancies

  The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) has announced vacancies with up to Ksh153,000 salary.  In a notice issued by the Commission, the job vacancies range from senior officers in supply chain management, Human Resource Support Staff, clerks, secretaries, and Corporate Communications Assistants. Interested persons are advised to apply before Wednesday, November 9, 2022. Persons with disabilities, marginalized and minority groups who meet the job specifications are also encouraged to apply. According to the 2017 circular from the Ministry of Public Service, the job groups within the Commission fall under Job Group R and consist of a salary range from Ksh115,290 to Ksh153,170.  How to Access Details of the Positions. Interested candidates should log into SRC's official website   Go to the Work With Us tab and click the Careers tab. Under the Careers section, click and download the document titled 'Advertisement of Vacant positions.' How to Apply Candid