The Star, Pg:4 - Lawyer Paid Sh6.5m For Nyayo Torture

The State has paid a city lawyer Sh6.5 million he was awarded five years ago. Gitau Mwara was awarded for unlawful detention at the Nyayo House torture chambers. He was pushing to have Deputy Solicitor-General Muthoni Kimani jailed for frustrating the payments.
Kimani was found guilty of disobeying orders directing her to release the money to Mwara. He went to court accusing Kimani of disobeying an order requiring her to release the money.

 

The Standard Pg:16 -County To Set Up a Sh30M Music Recording Studio For Local Youth

Kiambu County government department of youth affairs, sports and communication is planning to start the construction of a Sh30million art recording studio in the next financial year. County Executive for Youth, Machel Waikenda, says the department came up with the idea after realising there was a lot of talent among the youths in the county who have no support.He added that young people are engaging in illicit brew due to lack of job opportunities again. Once the studio is complete, it will be opened for anyone with a talent that needs to be nurtured. The department will also invite local artists who have progressed in music from time to time to advise interested youths
how to make it in the industry by sharpening their skills and mentorship.Local youths will access the recording studio for free. They will also be given free music CDs of their own music to hit the market immediately.

The Daily Nation Pg:5 - Uhuru Cancels Sh288bn Tenders For Flouting Rule

President Uhuru Kenyatta has cancelled tenders worth Sh288 billion and threatened to sack 11 principal secretaries whose ministries and departments failed to use the government e-procurement system. Heads of 20 ministries, state departments and agencies were given seven days to explain their decision to purchase goods and services worth Sh32.8billion outside the e-procurement system, failure to which they will be sacked and prosecuted.  Mr Kinyua, in the circular dated May 22, gave the officials seven days from that date to ‘show cause in writing to the undersigned as to why your designation as an accounting officer should not be withdrawn and displinary action taken against them in accordance with the Public Finance Management Act. Mr. Rotich gave national and county accounting officers
two weeks to comply with the e-procurement requirements, warning that those who failed to do so would be sacked and prosecuted.

The Star Pg:15 - Studies Show That Counterfeit Drugs Hurt Kenyan Economy And Lives

One of the biggest problems facing pharmaceutical companies is counterfeiting. Vague laws and inadequate monitoring have negatively affected the growth of the sector problems which Mr Manesh Patel says are compounded by daily operating issues
such as the increasing cost of power.  A study of suspicious drugs collected between 2002 and 2010 in 11 African countries and Asia enroute to Africa cited Kenya as one of the 11 African countries selling counterfeit anti-malaria drugs.  Regionally, it is estimated that counterfeit products cost East African governments more that Sh49billion in lost tax revenue annually. It is estimated that between 100,000 and one million people die from counterfeit drugs every year around the world with hundreds more suffering disabilities
and injuries.