Scores of stone miners have been left jobless after Murang’a county government moved to close operations of several quarries near Murang’a town. Last week, the devolved administration closed operations of the quarries on grounds that they did not meet stipulated safety and health protocols. Some quarries are said to operate without latrines and the workers who extract building stones, work without wearing safety wear. The quarry workers on Monday protested the move saying the ban…"Workers Decry Closure Of Quarries In Murang’a"
15 seamen who had been left penniless by their employer for two weeks finally accepted a lower pay than their expectations after authorities brokered an uneasy truce between them and the vessel owner. Following week-long negotiations in which the seamen had refused to take Sh630, 000 instead of their demand of Sh1.97 million, State authorities and the Chinese ship owners decided to employ the carrot and stick principle to break the stalemate. Last Friday, officials…"Abandoned Seafarers Finally Get Help After Vessel Owners Pay Them Sh630,000"
The National Museums of Kenya will start the phased re-opening of all museums and monuments across the country from today (Monday) after a seven-month shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Sports, Culture and Heritage Principal Secretary Josephetha Mukobe said full re-opening of the heritage sites would be done after the Ministry of Health endorses the same in response to a letter written by her ministry to that of health. Speaking in Malindi after inspecting…"Museums And Heritage To Re-Open"
Chiefs and their assistants found condoning early marriages, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in their areas of jurisdiction in Moyale County will be dealt with accordingly Area children officer Richard Ndirangu, said cases of early marriages and teenage pregnancies have been on the rise, especially after the closure of schools following the COVID-19 pandemic. Ndirangu who was speaking to KNA in his office today has asked village managers and the members of Nyumba KUMI to report…"Moyale Children Officer Puts Chiefs On Notice"
The government is sounding a warning on what seems like a surge in the Covid-19 cases with counties which were already thought to be on a downward trend beginning to shoot up again. Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi said the Government is closely monitoring the unfolding scenarios in Mombasa and Turkana that recorded high numbers at the weekend and would share the findings in due course. “Whereas it might seem like a surge, we cannot…"Fears Over Resurgence Of Covid-19 Infection"
Petroleum and Mining Cabinet Secretary John Munyes has accused politicians and the county government of sabotaging the construction of the oil pipeline from Turkana County to Lamu port. Addressing the press at Urum, Loima Sub County on the sidelines of the celebrations to commemorate the first anniversary of the Kenya-Uganda MOU on cross-border peace and development, Munyes expressed concern that leaders in Turkana County were opposing the project yet the county would be the greatest…"CS Munyes Cries Foul Play Over Stalled Oil Pipeline"