NAIROBI, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- The following are the news highlights in Kenyan media outlets on Tuesday.
-- Detectives have started investigations into tender variation claims for the construction of the 48 billion shilling Mombasa-Nairobi pipeline, and are looking into reports that insiders attempted to collude with the contractor and earn 4.4 billion shillings by delaying the project.
The 4.4 billion shillings bounty had become a hotly contested issue inside the Kenya Pipeline Company as interest, both within and without, started to push for the payments using proxies.(Daily Nation)
-- Multinational companies holding hundreds of thousands of acres across the country will continue owning the land for another 90 years.
It has emerged that the countdown for 99-year leases began afresh in August 2010. (Standard)
-- The cash crunch in counties is worsening in the wake of the persistent standoff between the Senate and National Assembly over the Division of Revenue Bill, 2019.
The devolved units may not pay July salaries having not passed the budgets for the current financial year, a process which is hinged on the crucial bill. (Star) Enditem