Ruto Goes For 12 Top Managers in State Firms Earning Better Than Him; 3 Valuable Items That Singh Rai’s Abductors Took & MPs Disclose Plot to End Kenya power Monopoly

Good morning,

On Tuesday, August 29, the National Police Service (NPS) unveiled a new design for its officers and called for the public to participate in its selection.

Today, members of the public are invited to visit Ruring’u Police Training College to view the design and give their suggestions before the final choice is made.

The new design is expected to replace the current blue, which was introduced in 2018 when Fred Matiang’i was in charge of the Interior and National Administration docket.

The viewing exercise commenced yesterday at the Kenya Police Pavilion, South C, Nairobi and will end on Thursday, August 31, 2023, at the National Police College-Main Campus Kiganjo.

What do you think of the decision by the Inspector general and the leadership to have a new design for police uniforms?

Meanwhile, here are news stories making headlines on Opera News today; 

3 Valuable Items That Singh Rai’s Abductors Took From Him Including a Gold Watch But Handed Back Later

The Abduction of businessman and philanthropist Sign Rai has continued to take new twists just a few days after he was released from the hands of his abductors.

Rai, who has yet to open up on what transpired on that day and while in the hands of the abductors, has revealed the items that were confiscated from him but later returned to him.

The valuable items included his mobile phone, which he uses daily. Also taken from him was his wristwatch, which, according to him, was a golden wrist watch worth thousands of dollars.

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Ruto Now Goes After 12 Top Managers in State Firms Who’re Allegedly Earning Better Than Him

In an attempt to harmonise salaries of all civil servants and government officials, President William Ruto has now trained his guns against top managers in the 12 state firms who are believed to be earning better than him.

As relayed by a report covered in Wednesday’s People Daily publication, he has instructed the Salaries and Remuneration Commission to review salaries for state officials including top managers of government firms.

While he’s taking home approximately ksh 1.4 m without allowance, it is believed that top managers in the said firms are taking home between ksh 2-3m monthly.

As a result, he has instructed a crackdown on 12 state firms which includes NHIF, NSSF, Kenya Power Company, Kenya Ports Authority, Kenya Revenue Authority, Kenya Airport Authority and many others.

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MPs disclose plot to end Kenya Power monopoly

Kenyan consumers will have a choice to buy electricity tokens directly from independent power producers (IPPs) or Kenya Power if MPs approve a proposal in a parliamentary committee report.

In the latest push to end the Kenya Power monopoly, the National Assembly’s Energy Committee is proposing to have IPPs generating power through geothermal with the help of KenGen to sell power directly to consumers as one of the ways of reducing the high cost of electricity.

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