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Daily Nation : January 28th 2014
DAILY NATION Tuesday January 28, 2014 National News 9 DEMO | Students demand answers over the death of their colleague Mosoriot Teachers Training College students stage a demo at Mosoriot Centre yesterday to protest the death of their colleague. The over 1,000 protesters paralysed transport along the Eldoret-Kapsabet in the morning. They accused the college managers of failing to address the case. COPPERFIELD LAGAT I NATION Court stops JKIA security tender again BY NATION REPORTER The order stopping the award- ing of a tender to instal security surveillance systems at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has been extended. The decision could derail efforts to boost security at the facility, which has become a target for terrorists. Judge George Odunga also gave Kenya Airports Authority 14 days to respond to the suit by an Israeli company which has challenged the awarding of the tender. Lowest bidder “The status quo should be main- tained until the hearing,” said Justice Odunga. The dispute was triggered by KAA’s decision to award the multi-million-shilling contract to Magal Security Systems Limited. Orad Limited, filed the suit claiming that the decision was unfair since they were the lowest bidders. PROBE | Sponsors are demanding investigation Directors accused of using building agency as cash cow World Bank wrote to Taskforce on Parastatal Reforms complaining of ‘mismanagement’ at the authority BY AGGREY MUTAMBO @agmutambo email@example.com construction regulator for allegedly turning it into their cash cow. Recent correspondence among S the financiers, the Public Service and the Taskforce on Parastatal Reforms indicate that the sponsors are “disappointed” with the way the ponsors have written to the government demanding investigation of directors of the National Construction Authority has been running its programmes. On January 3, 2013, World Bank re- gional director Diarietou Gaye wrote to the chairperson of the taskforce complaining of “mismanagement” at the authority. “We would like to express our dis- ‘‘ appointment at the newly-formed National Construction Authority in terms of its mismanagement by the directors. We as development partners have encompassed the authority in our funding through various project loan components extended towards the Government of Kenya,” he said. However, the authority denied the We would like to express our disappointment at the agency in terms of its mismanagement” Diarietou Gaye, World Bank accusation. In an interview with the Nation on Friday, the authority’s executive director, Mr Daniel Manduku, dismissed the “cash cow” claim, insisting they only charge reasonable fees. “Contractors are registered based on each category from NCA1, which is the highest at Sh100,000, to NCA8, which is for starters. These are one-off fees with an annual renewal payment of Sh2,000,” he said. He insisted that there had not been any mismanagement at the agency. BRIEFLY NAIROBI Anti-terror police seek to probe theft suspect Anti-terror police are seeking orders to interrogate a Somalia citizen accused of stealing Sh25 million from his employer. Detectives yesterday asked a Kibera court to hand over Mr Abdifatah Bashir Ahmed to them for 20 days. They said they wanted to interrogate the suspect following “intelligence reports in our possession.” Mr Ahmed has denied stealing the money from Iida Women Development. NAIROBI Man denies paying for services in bad cheques A man was yesterday charged with paying for services using dud cheques. Mr Gordwins Otieno Agutu alias Doctor is accused of conning people for services worth millions of shillings. He denied five counts of issuing bad cheques to four people and a company in January. He denied the charges in a Kibera court and was released on a Sh500,000. Hearing will be in March. NAIROBI KWS starts tracking lions in game parks Kenya Wildlife Service has fit- ted tracking collars on two lions at Nairobi National Park. The lions, a male and a female, will be monitored to establish the predators’ migratory patterns and how to minimise human wildlife conflict. According to KWS corporate communications manager Paul Udoto, the pilot initiative would continue for five days and later rolled out to other areas.
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