By John NgirachuThe Immigration Department could have lost Sh1.47 billion in two financial years, the Auditor-General has said, as it failed to account for passports and visa stickers issued to consulates and Kenya's embassies abroad. The Auditor-General said in a report tabled in the National Assembly last week that visa stickers worth Sh2.7 billion, 39,900 blank passports worth Sh202.5 million and 13,872 printed passports were issued in the 2013/14 and 2014/15 financial years.
The Immigration Department could have lost Sh1.47 billion in two financial years, the Auditor-General has said, as it failed to account for passports and visa stickers issued to consulates and Kenya’s embassies abroad. The Auditor-General said in a report tabled in the National Assembly last week that visa stickers worth Sh2.7 billion, 39,900 blank passports worth Sh202.5 million and 13,872 printed passports were issued in the 2013/14 and 2014/15 financial years.
By John Ngirachu and David MwereEnvoys from Western countries, business and religious leaders Friday met National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga in last-ditch efforts to stave off the political stand-off sparked by his decision to be sworn in as president on Jamhuri Day next week.
Benjamin Washiali mourns Francis Nyenze: If I was given an opportunity to choose who is to go, I have a number of candidates here. If I was given an opportunity to choose between Nyenze and some of my colleagues here, he would still be alive.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".