President Kibaki has rejected a controversial Bill that would have allowed MPs to change parties without losing their seats.The President also gave politicians without university education, including at least 80 MPs, a reprieve when he rejected the Bill requiring that those seeking elective positions in the Senate and Parliament must have degrees.
Local manufacturers have welcomed the introduction of a 10 per cent duty on imported galvanised wire, saying this will cushion the industry from cheaper imports.
CONTROVERSY has hit the new fencing project at Wilson Airport with claims that some land has hived off for private development. The Kenya Airport Authority project is being funded by the World Bank. Despite the concerns over the genuine boundary, the fencing of the airport is continuing as scheduled.
Kenya has suspended the recruitment of its citizens to work in the Middle East following rampant cases of abuse.