24 December 2012

Kenya: News Round-Up

Nurse have vowed to stay put on their ongoing strike, despite what secretary general Seth Panyako termed as a sham call for applications for those interested to be nurses. Panyako says medical services minister Anyang Nyong'o has no powers to hire or fire, and only the Public Service Commission can do that.


Twenty nine people suffered minor injuries yesterday after a Mombasa bound bus collided head-on with a trailer at Maungu along the Mombasa - Nairobi highway. Taita OCPD Samson Kine said the accident occurred after a trailer attempted to overtake a car and collided with the bus. He has asked motorists to observe the traffic laws.

Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka has cautioned motorists to uphold traffic rules and ensure sanity is observed on the roads. Musyoka asked motorists to drive responsibly while using the roads especially now when Kenyans are travelling upcountry for the Christmas Holiday.


The youth are being cautioned against letting politicians use them to cause violence and disturbance. Internal security minister Katoo Ole Metito says the youth should maintain peace through out the campaigns and elections and instead strive to bring the change they want.


Uhuru Kenyatta has been endorsed as Jubilee presidential flag bearer. Uhuru was endorsed at a delegates conference held at Kasarani sports centre, while William Ruto was endorsed as the deputy president. The two say if elected they will unite Kenyans, ensure jobs for the youth, food security and health care among others.

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