“Indirectly, the establishment of new roads and upgrading of existing ones has benefited land owners whose property has appreciated immensely,” he says.
“That narrative is being propagated by individuals who have run out of ideas and are only hanging on the wave of the so-called predominant party which is no longer influential in Ukambani,” said Mr Kioko.
The supporters say Mr Makau is trying to frustrate the MP after he was handed a direct nomination following a declaration by the party that Mr Makau was unfit to run for the position over integrity issues.
The event was held at Kisukioni, which is the district headquarters whereby Mr Abass cautioned the youths against being used as tools of violence by politicians. "I want to sent a warning to youths to stop being used as tools of violence by politicians, they use you then dump you," said Mr Abass.
Leading civil society activist Timothy Njoya has challenged the credibility of the independent candidates. "You should become independent before nominations not after losing nominations. Those kind of politicians I call them fake...they shouldn't be elected to any office," said the Rev. Njoya.
Seven aspirants will be battling out for the senate seat where four will be contesting as independent candidates while the rest are sponsored by Jubilee, ODM, Third Way Alliance and Mazingira Green Party.
“The Center urges all political parties and other electoral stakeholders to refrain from violence going forward and for parties to call on their supporters to abide by the electoral code of conduct,” said Bisson.
The report also asserts that Ms Waiguru contravened Chapter Six of the Constitution "in its entirety but more specifically Article 73 which provides that a State Officer must …bring honour to the nation and dignity to the office and promotes public confidence in the integrity of the office."
The workers said that despite the government pumping more money towards the revival of the pyrethrum sector, nothing significant has been achieved considering that processing of flowers is done once in a year
He pointed out that for one to be declared the kingpin of the Kamba community, there would have to be elections in the three counties (Machakos, Kitui, Makueni) and the one who will emerge victorious would be declared the kingpin but there had been no such election or even the need for it.
Bomet governor Isaac Ruto was the first chairman of the Council and he set the governors on a collision course with the national government, establishing the Council as the legitimate voice of county governments against immense political damage to himself.
“I will not tolerate such behaviours shown by Muthama. You are either with us or not, you cannot say that you will campaign for Raila and not Wiper because they are one entity and distancing yourself from Wiper means you are not in NASA too,” Mr Musyoka told the senator.
Kenneth would get the Kikuyu votes and win over voters from all major communities disaffected by Mr Kidero and who would not like to vote for Mr Sonko. The Kamba community (and not the Kikuyu) would be the bedrock of Mr Sonko's support base, with slum dwellers from other communities.
Dr Ezekiel Mutua who was present at the event on behalf for the PS for the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Arts, Joe Okundo lauded "Team Uhuru" for hosting the event in Ukambani. He urged residents to vote for the government, saying the Kamba community can not afford to be out of the government.
Firmly in support of President Kenyatta's re-election, the party was initially accused of seeking to skim votes off local allies of the President and paving way for ODM candidates, but during the president's visit to Wajir on April 1 he fully endorsed it, turning it into a major force.
Unfortunately the party primaries' fiasco has given room to even genuine losers to still go ahead as independents and thereby blame Raila for their "loss". Interestingly, the Jubilee independents complain of flawed processes but do not blame Uhuru.
"This will backfire on the party," said Kisumu-based financial expert Hesbon Omollo. "Raila must rise above sibling disputes in his Luo Nyanza backyard...For what shall it profit Jakom to win all ODM seats in Nyanza and other regions but lose the presidency?"
Reports indicated that the riots at the rally were due to a clash between rival factions supporting President Kenyatta and opposition elements. The police officers guarding the president shot in the air to disperse the riotous crowds forcing President Kenyatta to cut short his trip.
Mr Kilonzo spoke in parables, but Mr Muthama directly urged Mr Musyoka to "keep off" Kitui politics to allow people decide who their next governor would be. Mr Muthama didn’t mince his words in throwing weight behind Mr Musila’s gubernatorial bid.
To his supporters' surprise, Mr Kenneth entertained suggestions that he will be the Kikiyu candidate for the 2022 elections. This plan was revealed by a strong supporter Simon Karanja, who advised him, "Do not decouple 2022 politics from your bid. That way you will win andu a nyumba."
Overall, the schedule is dominated by marginalised arid and semi arid counties in the former Rift Valley, Coast, Eastern and Northeastern provinces. The team will also visit President Uhuru Kenyatta's backyard on June 1, to coincide with Madaraka Day celebrations.
"It is my hope that the children were not killed because of the political activities of their father. No child should pay for the crimes of their parents. We labour in vain if politics only leads to the murder of the very children we are hoping to make the country a better place for."
Ms Ruth M. Muia of the St. Mary’s Kyatune Girls Secondary School moves to ACK Ukia Mixed Secondary School in Makueni County while Beatrice Mutie who is the deputy principal of Mutha Secondary School in Mutomo District moves to the Honourable Muluvi Girls Secondary School in Mutitu District.
Yesterday, after Mr Sonko announced the appointment of his running mate Polycap Igathe, the DP immediately endorsed the line-up and asked all Jubilee supporters in Nairobi to rally behind the team.
"We finished our first term with my loyal deputy and we have never had a problem with him and we have discussed and he may not be very keen to seek re-election and its on that condition that I have been forced to seek for a new running mate,” said Mr Mbugua.
Among other leaders at the meeting were current Wajir East MP Abass Sheik, his Tarbaj counterpart Mohamed Elmi, Hon Abdikadir Ore of Wajir West and Tarbaj parliamentary aspirant Idiris Abdi Abdullahi Tarbaj. Others were Adan Omar Enow, Osman Gure, Haji Yare and Ahmed Mohamed.
Mr Muthama, who was speaking at his home in Tala where he met with business people drawn from Lower Eastern, said that he holds a life membership at the Wiper party. "I am still a life member of the Wiper party and I want to say that there is no problem between me and Kalonzo," he said.
Mr Maembe added said that National Land Commission chairman Mohammed Swazuri visited the land in September 2015 and confirmed that the land belongs to the society whereby he urged the members in the next two weeks to be at the piece land so that they share amongst themselves.
The voters’ register IEBC has is only provisional and thus, KPMG cannot audit a register that has not met the legal requirements. The question therefore is, which register is KPMG auditing? And why did IEBC conduct voters’ roll call?
Messages from the conference organisers and other community leaders centred on giving the youth a platform for catalytic action for change as opinion leaders in communities facing the threat of violent extremism and youth radicalization.
The county boss hinted that through the National Council for Persons with Disabilities, his government will, after approval by the Controller of Budget, release Sh1 million to each of the 55 wards in order to assist persons with disabilities.
While addressing leaders drawn from Kangundo and Matungulu, she urged them to ignore the rumours saying that her opponents were seeking to bring her down "through propaganda" but she would not bow to such pressure.
“Mutua is absolutely far from becoming what he is imagining he can be. To be a kingpin, you have to be tested, tried and accepted by locals and your fellow leaders. But unfortunately, he (Mutua) thinks he can buy political success with money and deceit,” charged Mr Mwangangi.
For example, "The POs and Clerks who ran the voting in Gem East and Gem West wards were appointed by one of candidates Dr Lillian Gogo while the NEB appointed POs and Clerks were not allowed to run the exercise in these two wards," said the report.
"The people who are mentioned in these cases have a lot of money. They have made prosecution so expensive...before you launch investigations, they buy the best lawyers in the country," he said, in comments that were not well received by other leaders present at the event.
At the Kisii rally this afternoon, Bobasi parliamentary aspirant and other leaders declared Kisii region a NASA zone. Kisii County Assembly speaker said that Mr would have an unassailable lead over President Uhuru Kenyatta, saying they are now targeting at 90 percent.
Early today, a body of an unidentified man was found in the area with injuries on the face, hands and the neck. The body of the deceased was discovered by passersby at around 7.00am. It’s suspected that the deceased was murdered at the scene since there was presence of blood.
As Mr Musila blamed his former party boss for his defeat during nominations, Wiper party leaders might want to use the opportunity to support Dr Malombe or declare empathy for Mr Musila. Preparations are ongoing and various leaders are expected to visit Mr Musila at his home in Kitui.
"Maendeleo Chap Chap is not supporting Jubilee or NASA; it is independent," said the governor today at Tala Market in Matungulu Sub County where he took his gubernatorial campaign.
"I apologize to all the Kiambu women and ladies," he said, adding that the propaganda was to defame him as well as stopping him from being the next governor for Kiambu, yet his developmental projects were transformational.
“I am not worried about my rivals who are already in full campaign, but IEBC should have implemented the regulation because some of us are still in office and delivering services to the people,” said Mr Ragwa, who was addressing a funeral ceremony at Kianthumbi village in Tharaka South.
"Given the circumstances where the party can't ascertain exactly whether Wa Iria won the election, the solution would be for it to break the deadlock by handing someone else the ticket," said an activist who supported Jamleck Kamau's campaign.
"We arrived at school in the morning only to find the school gone. The people behind the demolition never gave us a warning to relocate the school," a teacher at the private institution said, according to social media accounts.
Sonko has "made it clear" to Ms Wanjiru that she won't get the position. He has also reached out to outgoing Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru, who was one of his main partners in 'Team Nairobi' that Sonko formed in a bid to defeat the entry of former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth into the primaries race.
The camp saw hundreds of residents suffering from different health complications receive free medical treatment and advice, with dozens being referred for specialized treatment at the Machakos Level 5 Hospital.
In a ruling on Petition No. 351 of 2015 and the subsequent contempt of court case that arose after the government failed to obey the court's directive to commence the Act, Justice Mativo ruled that the minister should now follow the court's directive or be jailed personally.
Jubilee nominee for women representative post Rahab Mukami said: "We have lost more than 25 energetic and dedicated people in Mandera for the past Two years who travelled to search for greener pastures for the sake of their families. We will ensure we create jobs to avoid a replica of these attacks.
The late prelate recently authored a book in which he spilled the beans on how founding president Jomo Kenyatta organised oathing by members of the Kikuyu community in the 1960s. The book brought home to the current generation of Kenyans the diabolical politics of the founding president.
Kenya has benefited from its close cooperation with China and some of the significant projects resulting from the partnership include the Standard Gauge Railway and the first three berths at Lamu Port, currently under construction.
The problem which has been running for several days escalated on Friday and Saturday morning, and over a dozen customers interviewed by this website reported losing money.
Contacted for comment, Kitui County Commissioner Boaz Cherutich confirmed getting complaints against the DCC and said it was wrong for any government officer to engage in partisan politics.
Mr Kala, obviously pleased with the decision, said he is ready to serve the people of Machakos to the maximum level unlike the other leaders who had nothing to offer for the residents of Machakos County. His speech has been seen to have targeted Mr Muthama although he did not quote him directly.
The conference will focus on accelerating the progress of security reforms in Somalia, build on the international response to the ongoing drought and humanitarian crisis, and agree on the new international partnership needed to keep the Horn of Africa nation on course for increased peace and prosper
Others in the race are Maendeleo ya Wanawake Machakos County chairlady Ms Francisca Mutinda, who is running on Governor Alfred Mutua’s Maendeleo Chap Chap (MCC) and the wife of former marathoner Jane Cosmas Ndeti who is flying Chama Cha Uzalendo (CCU) ticket.
Mr Murungi is well known for undercutting upcoming politicians in Meru. In the just-concluded party primaries, he misled Kawira Mwangaza, to join the Jubilee Party on the promise of direct ticket, only to subject her to a totally flawed nomination process in favour of the senator’s loyalist Kajuju.
According to his mother Mary Njeri Karuga, the son joined the university in September 2016 and studied for only one semester but failed to report for the second semester despite being given full school fees which he failed to pay. Efforts by the parents to trace their son have turned futile.
Whereas in 2013 various tribes in ethnically diverse counties enjoyed ad hoc power sharing agreement, this time the dominant communities staked a clain on all the important county positions i.e. the governors, senator and women representatives.
He says he has not only been loyal to the Wiper party, but has sacrificially fought for its interests in Machakos and expressed pride having remained steadfast and committed to the cause.
Last week, Munya caused a political furore in the Mt Kenya region by remarks that seemed to question his support for the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta. The governor accused the Jubilee administration of neglecting Meru residents despite of voting for Uhuru in the 2013 elections.
In Nyamira, Dr Gesami is also running as independent after resigning from ODM, where he lost the nomination to Mr John Nyangarama. The MP has rolled out an aggressive campaign on the ground and has the support of several parliamentary and MCA candidates also running as independents.
The London conference follows the previous two where the international community agreed to inject new momentum into the political process to stabilize Somalia; to strengthen AMISOM and help Somalia develop its own security forces; to help build stability and to tackle pirates and terrorists.
Mr Mutua, on the other hand, is trusted by youths who say he has helped a number of them in getting jobs, handling their cases in court for free and indulged himself in harambees for the benefit of local citizens of Mwingi and Kitui County in general.
Muthama may join forces with Musila and other forces against the Wiper party leader in Ukambani. However, with Muthama reputed to be close to the Odinga wing in NASA, it remains to be seen how such dynamic will impact the harmonious working relationship that the NASA people to win August elections.
ODM, the senior partner in NASA, is grappling with confusion over its nominee for the Nairobi senate seat. The party had issued an automatic ticket to a nondescript aspirant called Chapia Chapia and only over the weekend tried to withdraw Chapia’s nomination in favour of lawyer Edwin Sifuna.
The rallies that will test the popularity of Mr candidature in the region will be led by Governor John Nyagarama, who on Friday met all the party's aspirants and appealed for them to come together and overcome divisions of the primaries season.
With Mr Kimutai determined to assume office despite the court order, Mr Mackenzie took what the workers viewed as a bold step by ordering them on a go-slow. She had on Friday stormed the office where Mr Kimutai was meeting some senior staff and loudly asked the incoming CEO to obey court orders.
In an address to party members, President Kenyatta spoke highly about the Jubilee government's achivements such as Early Childhood Development Centres, Huduma centres, infrastructrual growth and creation of employment for youths.
"It seems these people have been posted to declare results that will be deemed as final, in accordance with the recent High Court ruling on presidential election results," said Pascalia Makonjio, a civil society activist.
All but two of the 17 parliamentary nominees in its ticket are from one ethnic community (the Kikuyu). The two exceptions are from the Somali and Kalenjin tribes, with the Kalenjin aspirant being Nixon Korir who is a former personal assistant to the deputy president William Ruto.
The campaign also seeks to bring families, friends and communities together as ordinary Kenyans living extraordinary lives through the strength and support of one another through staging parties across the country.
"We want a change from the Makata and Kam Saccos which harass us. In Nairobi they say they will get to Kangundo only to end up dropping us in Tala," chanted the residents, who quoted hiking of prices without notice as another reason for them to request for another Sacco to be introduced.
"We have decided to organize rallies for our candidate and we are going to drum up support for NASA. We will preach peace and reconciliation to our people and particularly erase the negative picture in the mind of all the Mount Kenya people of the negative propaganda over a Raila government."
Mr Musila could be advantaged if he were to consolidate the three constituencies in Mwingi sub county; Mwingi North, Mwingi West and Mwingi Central. Since Dr Malombe and Ngilu come from Kitui Central, other constituencies (Kitui West, Kitui Rural, Mutito and Kitui South) would up for grabs.
Dr Kituku has been on the frontline in the promotion of youth talent in terms of football and other games, by organizing tournaments all over the sub county, ensuring such teams have uniforms and balls as well as sponsoring athletes to participate in nationwide competitions.
The Kabogo/Waititu war that reached its climax with the governorship nomination, but its skirmishes are far from over. After initially conceding defeat, the governor has announced today that he is considering his political options and cannot rule out running as an independent candidate.
Despite such remarkable progress, the primaries were marked by violence in over ten counties. A number of reported disputes were not well resolved, resulting in an unprecedented number of aspirants defecting from their parties to run as independent candidates.
Four of the five were connected in one way or the other to the coup attempt. NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga was a suspected coup plotter who was detained for the suspected crime. In 2006, 24 years after the events, Mr Odinga publicly confessed his role in the failed coup.
"It therefore concerns us as NASA that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has decided to appeal that decision. In whose interest is this appeal made? As NASA We would like to make it clear that if the IEBC continues with this mischief we will not participate in the elections of 2017
Unlike Abdullahi who is campaigning on his development record, the Jubilee party candidate is using the clan politics. He believes that he would get all the votes in Wajir East and Tarbaj constituencies inhabited by the Fai family of Degodia and regions where former ODM leaders now support him.
Mr Mwaita managed only 5,448 votes against David Kipkerich's 17,800. The MP had no choice but congratulate his opponent as the results were being announced. Ms Sambili, a former minister, received only 6,015 votes compared to Dr Daniel Tutoek's 11,994, forcing her into retirement from politics.
Like in 2007, all incumbents have lost except for Kanini Kega of Kieni. Gachagua Rigathi, brother to recently-departed Nyeri governor Nderitu Gachagua, beat the current member of parliament Peter Weru while political activist Wambugu Ngunijiri beat the incumbent Esther Murugi in Nyeri Town.
The President said the Government has streamlined the registration and management of foreign employment agencies. “I strongly urge every Kenyan going abroad, to use the approved agencies. You should also make sure that you register at the Kenyan Embassy serving the foreign country you are in”.
COTU boss Francis Atwoli commended President Kenyatta and his Deputy for ensuring free and fair nominations of their Jubilee Party saying peaceful and transparent nominations are a precursor of peaceful general elections. Mr Atwoli wished President Kenyatta success in the coming election.
While the two politicians are expected to present to Nairobians a catalogue of promises on transforming the city, they should focus on some of the basic problems the city residents face, most of which have grown worse under Dr Kidero.
Mr Musyoka has in recent past held meetings with leaders of small political parties from Ukambani which resulted in his signing MoUs with them. First was Makueni governor Prof Kivutha Kibwana who signed an MoU with Wiper, through which he would seek reelection.
Mr Kithae also announced that the society’s share capital had grown from Sh6,857,958 in 2013 to Sh13,201,765 in 2016. “The members are encouraged to save more even when they have been given loans. Our capacity to give out more loans depends on the size of the members deposits”.
"It would be a very difficult task to convince the Kamba nation to be the second fiddle in 2017," he said at a press conference where he was accompanied by Kitui Senator David Musila and MPs Bernard Munywoki Kitungi (Mwingi West), and Marcus Mutua Muluvi (kitui East).
Ms Ndeti strongly supported Mr Musyoka's decision to join the NASA presidential line-up as Raila Odinga's running mate. She said Mr Musyoka had no chance getting a similar position on the Jubilee side and those calling for him to move to Jubilee are out of vision.
“I have been meeting Mr Musila and urged him to reconsider his decision of leaving Wiper. This trend of losing party leaders needs to be addressed. It all began when Machakos Town MP Victor Munyaka and his Mwala counterpart Vincent Musyoki, then other five MPs left. This should stop”, he said.
Lee trounced Mbugua in all the eleven sub counties of Nakuru county in a tightly contest party primary filled with tension after the announcement of results was delayed for almost two days.
Instead of campaigning in Jubilee, he spent his energies on attacking Governor Kidero by highlighting how Nairobi had collapsed due to the bad leadership and unfulfilled promises. It was a general election pose that assumed he already had the Jubilee ticket in his pocket.
We reported the news at a time the mainstream media believed that Mr Odinga was out of contention for the position, speculating that Mr Kalonzo would run with his ANC counterpart Musalia Mudavadi with either of the two as the presidential contender.
This is exactly what happened in Mlango Kubwa last month when a Technical University of Kenya student was killed in the crossfire between Flying Squad officers and armed thugs. Karani lost his life while his classmate was badly wounded.
The statement, which comes in the wake of ODM Dispute and Appeals Tribunal's decision to overturn the nomination another cousin of Joho's in the Nyali parliamentary seat, expressed fear that the governor was imposing his relatives in the party structure.
"The nominations were not free and fair, there were some cases of violence and malpractices. They also assaulted one of my supporters in Kinyui and the matter is in Kinyui police post and my agent Mr Mwatu was attacked and chased from the polling station," narrated Mr Munywoki.
"Political parties and their election boards must take responsibility for the kind of leaders they give Kenyans in the next five years...I shall pursue both legal and political measures if the mishandling of the gubernatorial nomination persists," he said.
In the areas where it has governors the party put the officials in charge of the process, such as in Busia and Homa Bay where officials in the county governments were instrumental in the process that led to the declaration of their governors as winners.
The two, John Musila (the Returning Officer at the Kikambuani Primary School) and Veronica Mutiso (a clerk) were found with ballot papers marked for the sitting MCA Francis Matheka.
A number of ward representative aspirants from Embakasi, Ruaraka and Westlands are reported to have complained to the party about CEB members who were "hawking" nomination certificates to the highest bidders. Some of the complainers parted with money, according to a source at Orange House.
Mr Omoding said the parties failed to issue the security committee with their nomination programs even after they requested for them. “We told the Wiper Party elections board to give us their program for primaries but they did not do so, we are yet to get that of Maendeleo Chap Chap of well”.
The common denominator in these conflicts is that they were not characterised by ethnic or government/opposition divergences but localised gangs enforcing the political will of their bosses in political contests. And the bloodshed arose often from conflicts over the governorship position.
What Mr Kiala hinted in the statement has come to pass as the two never joined him at the meeting and the Party Deputy Leader Maalim was candid to him that the certificate was already issued. Mr Kiala condemned the party for "not living up to democratic principles".
In Migori, Okoth Obado and Ochilo Ayako were both declared winners. Mr Obado was declared the winner and issued with an interim nomination certificate by the Migori County returning officer while Mr Ayako was later declared winner by County Elections Board chairman.
He threatened to leave the party whereby he blasted the party for issuing tickets to some aspirants without nominations. However, Mr Mule, in a phone interview dismissed the allegations saying that he is not interested in MCA's seat, and that the aspirant should complain to the party.
It is following my doctor’s advice, that for the time being, I will continue serving my community in other capacities and regrettably bow out of the race for Member of Parliament. I would like to thank each and every person that supported my bid and the people of Kibra for opening their hearts and h
Outgoing governor Cyprian Awiti was optimistic that he would win. "My development record speaks for itself and I know I will win," he said. His main opponent Joseph Oyugi Magwanga asked his supporters to remain vigilant and guard against rigging.
In the rush to show action was being taken on the rancher's killing, Laikipia North MP Mathew Lempurkel was arrested and detained, but Nanyuki principal magistrate Waititu Gichimu later released him after the prosecution failed to give compelling reasons to continue detaining him in police custody.
"We are reading mischief from the Chief Officer and Kangundo and Matungulu subcounty administrators for issuing a letter to EBTI Sacco allocating them space at the Kangundo Bus terminal, which is against the Machakos agreement," said Mr Muthiani.
Early this month, the Wiper Party proposed a mechanism in which the two parties would coordinate their campaigns in Nairobi to ensure they won maximum seats against Jubilee Party, but the idea seems not to have been followed through by ODM.
Ms Nyamato's absence left the negotiation between Ms Nyarera insisting to take the ticket as a way of regional balance and Ms Momanyi insisting that she deserves the ticket having been in Jubilee for the longest time, vying on TNA ticket in 2013.
The message was passed to the senator personally by a top Jubilee official after word went round that Mr Sonko had promised to campaign for CORD leader and presumptive NASA presidential flag-bearer Raila Odinga if he missed the Jubilee Party ticket.
"The official's hope is that if the project can rise to the top of Ukambani people's political agenda even for a few days, he would travel to the region himself and assure the people that all issues would be handled after the elections," said an MP who is familiar with the matter.
"The entry into politics by these colleagues is a very inspiring move that will enable us build a new political leadership in Kenya. We must revive the spirit of Pio Gama Pinto and Bildad Kaggia,” said Gacheke Gachihi, the Nairobi-based social rights activist in regard to his colleagues' political a
The fate of Mr Munya and other PNU officials will be known Monday before Justice G.V. Odunga after the Applicants in the urgent matter ruled on yesterday were directed to forthwith serve the ex-parte Applicants in the main case and Respondents which (Registrar of Political Parties) with the order.
The Party leadership and the National Elections Board are now remapping the entire process to address all the shortcomings we experienced. A detailed revised primaries timetable will be issued by the party headquarters today, in accordance with the IEBC timelines.
The aspirant held several meetings in Eastlands and Nairobi West on Thursday and Friday, and the video trending on social media platforms captured her dishing out notes (believed to be in denominations of Sh50) to rally-goers who surge forward to her convoy in the rally.
Among Junet's challenges is the corruption allegations surrounding the loss of over Sh6 billion from the NYS which Mr Odinga campaigned against. Two companies in which the MP had an interest (Zeigham Enterprises Ltd and Faraza Ltd) received Sh129 million from the NYS for dubious supply of goods.
Top betting firm SportPesa have sponsored the Kenyan Premier League believed to be in the tune of Sh450 million in a 4.5-year deal. They also penned a Sh607 million deal with Kenya Rugby Union, which among other things sponsors the national sevens team.
Beja added that sniffer dogs and police horses will be used to control any crowd troubles if need arises adding that anybody caught engaging in unlawful activities will be arrested and prosecuted.
The governor said more than five other aspirants in Isiolo who were to seek Jubilee Party ticket have also moved to PDR. He did not name them, and Dr Kuti is likely among them.
"Let us not shed blood during elections, the period will not be here permanent and I am urging people to vote wisely, if you want development vote for development-oriented leaders," she added.
The governor's campaign in Kasipul also benefited from the soaring popularity of local parliamentary aspirant Ongondo Were, who this afternoon condemned the emergence of fake ballot papers and declared that his campaign would guard against rigging at all costs.
Politicians must realize August 8 is not the end of the world. Opportunities still exist in future. It is obvious, however, that more than any other election in recent history, what we are seeing this year is a high decibel, high-stakes exercise.
Ms Lai lamented that it was important for the party headquarters to provide an alternative for those whose names are missing in the IEBC register in order to ensure that they participate in the nomination polls.
Some commenters wanted to know whether the government engineer's and fellows who signed the completion certificate are still on payroll. Others just wanted explanation on how the informtion landed on the President Delivery Unit.
On his part, Benson called all on Jubilee Party members to turn out in large numbers to exercise their democratic right of voting in their preferred leaders. He however warned against any plans to rig the nominations saying that he will accept nothing less of a free and transparent election process.
Mr Ogada, however, called on his supporters to remain calm and expressed confidence that the party headquarters will sort out the mess. He said that he was the first aspirant from Nakuru to pay the nomination fees and wondered how his name was missing from the ballot papers.
It seems that notwithstanding the universal expression of desire by Kenyans for change in the country's governance, few are prepared to sacrifice their comfort and resources to realise it. Jicho Pevu is also facing fundraising challenges in his bid for the Nyali parliamentary seat.
Speaking at a burial ceremony in Kangundo, Ms Wambua said Jubilee is the party to beat since it is the party in government, arguing that it will claim many seats in the region. "I want to state here that Jubilee will clinch many seats here because of the developments it has done," she said.
The list includes other devolved funds that are allocated to all regions in the country under legally-mandated formula, such as the constituency development funds, women enterprise development funds and youth enterprise development funds - none of which is an initiative of the Jubilee government.
"I do hereby withdraw my candidature to contest for the Garissa gubernatorial seat in respect and on behalf of my elder brother the governor of Garissa County His Excellency Nathif Jama. Today puts an end to all the propaganda, confusion and the imagined bad blood between me and my elder brother."
A close ally of the Nairobi senator told this website that "Mr Sonko's patience was running out at the manner of games Jubilee Party leaders are playing over the nomination," adding, "Jubilee should decide whether it is a national or tribal party."
Following the actions of the Makueni incumbent governor of signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka, this did not please Mr Ndambuki, who said the direct ticket was not fair.
Nyamira leaders informed the party that it is only Mochama who has a chance of beating whoever gets the ODM ticket between incumbent John Nyangarama and Dr James Gesami.
"If the the water service are so poor in this town, you can be sure the rest of the county is a disaster, we need change to address water scarcity and other challenges," said Mr Korane, who held a number of muddied 20-litre jerrycans in his hands.
The residents of Cherangany are now seized with an overriding desire to whip up Mr Korir, politically. Many voters are fatally missing the vibrant cum development oriented leadership of the former URP’s foot soldier Kuttuny.
Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo is leading the pack of ODM leaders who have rallied to Dr Otuoma's side and yesterday he joined the Funyula MP at an event in Busia Town where he urged the party's National Elections Board to hand to Dr Otuoma the nomination certificate.
The MP was adamant that he would not take part in ODM repeat elections scheduled for April 25. "All I want is the party certificate. I don't have any reason to participate in another election when I have won the one we were all waiting for," the MP said.
Eng Gumbo has won the support of Midiwo, Ochanda, Ugenya MP David Ochieng and leading aspirants Aluodo (who is running for the women representative post) and Neto Ambala and Collins Oyu, the latter who is a teachers' trade unionist who are both parliamentary aspirants.
He told the voters about his efforts at Wajrer Boor which included the development of dormitories, bringing piped water from Booji Garaas (16km away), construction of the first nursery school at Boji Garaas and his current plans to build more classrooms for the region.
During the last election, the electorates were treating the deputy president’s preferred political candidates with marked suspicion. And this could be the best illustration of why the now most popular candidate, Mr Kositany, lost to Barchilei.
Drama started when Mr Gikaria demanded to ask a question but attendants would not hear anything from him, accusing him of being behind cartel that had sneaked in four names into the County Elections Board with a view to rigging the nominations.
The party will not be holding nominations for the senate seat and the governor position since it issued a direct ticket for the senate position and will be supporting a Chama cha Mashinani candidate for the gubernatorial race.
Jubilee gubernatorial candidates, Peter Kenneth, Mike Sonko, Margaret Wanjiru and Dennis Waweru have failed to agree on a line-up and are expected to face each other during the Jubilee nominations slated for April 21.
A source at the ODM headquarters informed this website that Mr Obado's clearance was the culmination of high-level negotiations within the party involving a number of Luo elders and professionals from Migori County who appealed to Mr Odinga to make a decision himself.
The MP's position will put ODM leader Raila Odinga on a tight spot to make a decision on the Busia governorship. While the nomination process is conducted by the party's Elections Board, which called for the repeat elections, the Board is an organ subservient to the party's leadership.
Mr Ndolo, who was eyeing the ticket, had paid the nomination fee of Sh250,000 to the party and was to battle it out with Mr Maweu, who recently joined the Wiper party after defecting from the TIP TIP party led by former Kibwezi MP Kalembe Ndile.
The party’s Disciplinary Committee at the same fined her Sh1 million when it gave verdict over last month’s chaos where one person died after her supporters clashed with those of the current Ruaraka MP Tom Kajwang’.
The elder's message that incensed Mr Keynan went like this. "Mr Keynan, we thank you for the leadership we have had from you for 20 years. You are our esteemed son and even though you were out of power for five years, we count as 20 the number of years you have led our people.
According to inside sources, WDM-K party has mapped out its strongholds in Nairobi where it is seeking support from NASA partners to capture the seats. However, most of elective seats in such zones are held by their ODM counterparts, and how the matter will be squared is yet to be seen.
Saying that most water catchments had been destroyed, Mr Kioko blamed deforestation which he said was the main cause of drying rivers. "I am appealing to the residents of Machakos to protect our environment by planting trees to restore water catchments," said Mr Kioko.
He also says he would want to know whether governor Awiti studied his degree course in the named Victoria University of Manchester within the duration of period provided in his curriculum vitae and whether he actually graduated with a master’s degree or a diploma.
Both students lived in the area, from where they commute to the main campus for studies every day. The victim died on the spot while his colleague was wounded, and he is the one who informed student leaders about the unreported incident on Monday.
The above statement did not include the name of Governor Joho despite Mr Etale later clarifying that he was not being summoned. The second statement also omitted Mr Mohamed's name.
But as they, Ford-Kenya deputy party leader and Kakamega senator Bonny Khalwale post on his twitter “Mudavadi must contain ANC disgruntled elements. We had our lessons in 2013 after our vigorous campaigns. He won't ditch NASA 4 a sole run” (@KBonimtetezi).
Thomas Muchina, a neigbour of the deceased, said that it was suspicious why Administration Police officers had to remove the body from the crime scene before crime scene police officers arrived. A nephew to the deceased, suspected there could have been a struggle before the deceased met his death.
Ms Koske also called on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to ensure the August 8 elections reflected the general will of the voters.
On Sunday, Mr Kiangoi is reported to have summoned elders to tell them that deputy president William Ruto had settled on the candidature of Ms Momanyi and that the other two should drop out because there won't be any nomination.
"I want to tell Hon. Mule that he should stop white elephant projects, he should work with the county government, if he wants to build a dispensary he should collaborate with the county government because health was devolved," she said.
The function that was attended by the governor, his chief of staff George Wainaina and top county officials was organised by the ‘Uhuru, Kidero Tena’ team that comprises Geoffrey Muya, John Kihara alias Kanu Gema and Henry Njau, among others.
Earlier in October 2013, the president had launched yet another website, www.president.go.ke, which was also said to be a one-stop shop for those seeking government information.
The MP said that through the CDF, he will spend Sh4 million to buy land for the expansion of the Tala Police Post while the national government will contribute Sh40 million to fund the project.
"The organisers of this demo are basically enemies of the Luhya community and Hon Mudavadi who are working for the isolation of the community. We in opposition have one enemy called Jubilee. And anyone creating disharmony is an accomplice," said Nabii Nabwera.
The Chairperson of the organization that comprises of ten counties said she is not worried of political affiliation of the governors as long as women interests are well taken care of. Her husband, Kenneth Lusaka, is seeking re-election on Jubilee Party ticket while the rest of the governors are in O
Samburu County, led by Governor Moses Lenolkulal, emerged as one of the Jubilee coalition strongholds in 2013, with the coalition winning the three parliamentary seats there, the senator, governor and women representative positions.
But Homa Bay senator Moses Kajwang, who joined Ms Wanga in Rangwe and Homa Bay Town constituencies, steered clear of the six piece clarion call, only urging the electorate to consider his candidature for ODM nominations now slated for April 21.
Dr Arunga did not respond to our questions about the complaints which are generating growing tensions in the county. An allegation of a huge bribe has been alleged, with unverified reports indicating a NEB member was given Sh10 million by an aspirant for position of governor.
The Bagetutu have about 95,000 voters compared to Bagirango who are about 115, 000 voters. Because of this small difference in numbers the rivalry between these two clans is usually intense. Only a person with special virtues is able to cut across these clan boundaries.
Speaking after the rally, Sultan Najib Ugas told the Kenya Free Press that residents of Wajir would rally behind the Jubilee Party and vote for its candidates starting with President Kenyatta down to the MCAs.
"We were very shocked indeed to wake up in the morning and find two bodies of our colleagues in this manner. We are calling on the police to investigate the matter in depth," said one operator who spoke to this website.
"When we Jubilee unite with your leaders here in Wajir, we urged you to accept to walk with us so that we form the next government together with you. We are asking this because our aim is to be in government in order to bring unity and development to the people," the president said.
These ominous signs could never have been anticipated by a politician who almost achieved parity with President Kenyatta in the 2013 elections. While ODM had 95 MPs and therefore the largest party, Mr Kenyatta’s TNA was a close second with 86 MPs while Mr Ruto's URP had 72.
Unconfirmed reports is intimating that some initial deposit of Sh10 million has exchanged hands in the ratification of the elections panelists as a scheme to influence nomination outcome. When contacted, Dr Arunga said he was in a meeting and could not talk promising to do so later.
President Kenyatta was also heckled and several rally goers walked out of him when he began to address the crowd. However, the commotion was felt in the far reaches of the large crowd that had gathered for the meeting since as early as 11am.
The ODM Central Committee met this afternoon under the chairmanship of Mr Odinga and rescheduled its nominations to between 13 - 25 April. NEB had yesterday pushed the nominations ahead by one day with chairperson Judith Pareno saying the postponement was to have schools closed.
The aspirant urged voters and candidates to tolerate one another's political views, saying the political leaders should prioritize integration in their campaign agenda and refrain from divisive campaign gimmicks which he says will only polarize Nakuru which is a multi-ethnic area.
"Sisi wana NASA tumeamua na tumeamua uongozi wetu iko mkononi was Raila Amolo Odinga kama rais na Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka kama makamu wa rais na Musalia Mudavadi kama chief minister was serikali wa NASA," said Matungulu MP Stephen Mule.
"Once elected I will ensure that I have introduced a Sacco for the women to help them save and also access loans to boost their projects because women are the mostly the caretakers in families".
"Many people talked to him about NASA but it was the comparison the Kalonzo kids made to the Mutula family that went deep into his heart," the source said. He told this website that Mutula's daughter had rejected pleas by opposition supporters to run for the Nairobi women representative position.
"The incumbent governor has managed to play victim on all issues, legitimate or otherwise. In the circumstances, Jubilee must now put to rest all its impending theatrics and allow the residents of Mombasa the benefit of an issue-based and performance-oriented campaign," he said.
It has also been put clear that all stakeholders including political parties and the state security agencies should condemn violence at all cost and they should encourage their members to flee from any conduct that is likely to bring forth violence during and after the general elections.
Yesterday’s clash at Orange House that saw Mr Ong'wen roughed up, rekindling last month's incident where one person was killed and seven injured in a fight between supporters of Mr Kajwang and those of Ms Ongoro in Mathare slums, Nairobi.
Seemingly unaware of the contents of the MoU, Mr Kiala released welcomed Ms Ndeti to Wiper and said was read to face at the party primaries. “I take this early opportunity to express my delight in the news that Hon. Wavinya Ndeti has finally joined the Wiper Democratic Movement Party.
Wajir voted overwhelmingly for ODM in the 2013, and all its top leaders currently belong in ODM including Governor Ahmed Abdullahi, Senator Abdirahman Ali Hassan, Woman representative Fatuma Ibrahim, all MPs except one (Wajir East MP Abass Sheikh Mohamed), plus a majority of MCAs.
Through his spokesman, Nicholas Anyuor, Mr Obado said that while it was wrong for the ODM officials to organise Joho’s visit without involving him, he had nothing to do with the violence. “It was the governor who stopped them (the youth) from more violence,” the governor’s spokesman said.
The former Naivasha MP also wants the proposed dry inland port to be constructed between Naivasha and Nakuru, something he says will allow both towns an opportunity to reap from the huge investments that will come with it.
Today, the Wiper Party, according to a notice issued by National Election Board (NEB), will begin its nomination exercise on Saturday 15 April covering upcountry zones, some seen as strongholds of other NASA parties.
“The party has summoned all leaders alleged to have involved in the chaos for interrogations to help in pursuing further investigations over the matter,” Ongwen said.
Just as the ruling was coming up, the bank faced pressure from dozens of farmers from Central Kenya whose property were auctioned over loans they owed the bank, but which the government has paid in full. Some of the farmers said that collateral they placed with the bank cannot be traced.
“The board has plans of merging polling stations in all counties but the people of Homa Bay County have put a strong opposing view to this and have requested the use of all IEBC polling stations. We have complied to enable peace prevail during the exercise”.
“As a leader it is important to articulate important and national issues that not necessarily affect your community, but cutting across others. That is why being a leader is being able to lead other people apart from those in your home turf,” he said.
From interviews with residents and security officials, it is hard to say exactly when the gang was born, with some saying it emerged from the large Somali underclass that has been growing for nearly a decade.
Ms Kihika has amazed many by the way she has run her campaigns, which analysts see as the most organized ever witnessed in the regions. She has literally taken the county by storm something that has earned her a tag of being the most influential politician in the county.
A message doing the rounds on WhatsApp platforms, apparently created by Joho supporters, ridicules the president for ordering state agencies including the police, CID, KNEC and KRA to investigate the governor yet he had claimed that his hands were tied when it comes to fighting corruption.
"I am ready to support him if he wins and likewise I expect him to do the same if I floor him. ODM is my party. There are many opportunities one can take including being advisor to the party leader. It is also not true that I have the backing of the party leader. I am mature to defend myself," he sa
Where has criticised Kidero, he calls the governor by his little-known Luo name, Odhiambo, conveying a keenness to remind voters who might not known that Kidero was a Luo. But he suppressed his own Kikiyu identity, including his tribal name reported to be 'Githendu'.
"The unity of NASA heralds the end of Jubilee misrule. A NASA government will be the most inclusive, representative, equitable government since independence. I urge all leaders, the people of Wajir and Kenya at large, not to squander this opportunity of finally setting this country on the correct pa
"I would like to state clearly that I am firmly in the race for Women Representative and have no interest in any other position. I therefore appeal to my supporters to stay focused on our journey and to ignore the false and cheap propaganda about my being deputy governorship candidate."
Others are Washington Ogaga, Enosh Bolo and Jack Nduri, who have been implicated in the Waondo incident in which the crowd heckled and booed Governor Awiti, sending him off the podium during the memorial service of former Homa Bay senator Otieno Kajwang’.
He said that NASA principals will meet after the team tasked to handle the matter submits its report and agree on who is to be the alliance's candidate. The committee mandated with advising the principals on the flag-bearer has recommended a formula that favours former PM Raila Odinga.
The Magistrate allowed the prosecution to add an additional charge on the MP for refusing that his fingerprints be taken by police. But advocate Nyauke argued that the MP is a state officer hence his fingerprints were “everywhere”.
She further stated that it was her good performance track in Matungulu West Ward that has seen a lot of people endorse her candidacy for the parliamentary seat so that she can bring development across the whole constituency.
The nine include the interim Chief Finance Officer Benard Olwenyo and the interim Head of Supply Chain Management Services Elekiah Odari, Tender Committee members Dan Othuondo, Alex Oyuga, Barnabas Agui, Collins Bala, Joshua Opondo, James Amenya and Fransica Onyango.
The source who spoke to this website said that Kuresoi South MP Zakayo Cheruiyot had substantially influenced the governor's decision through an analysis about the South Rift dynamics that Mr Ruto "bought wholeheartedly".
Mr Kilonzo Jnr said Nyenze's position as member of the technical committee discusing modalities for identifying the NASA presidential flag-bearer was now "untenable and he should be removed without any delay. "The Principals must take charge and save us this embarrassment."
“I’m a front runner in this race. How can I interfere with a race which I know I will win? Certainly not,” he said, adding, “The violence is coming from those who have smelled defeat".
Ambassador Godec said, “Our initiatives take action on drought management as we seek to strengthen communities before a crisis hits. We are committed to helping the Government of Kenya and communities prepare for, adapt to, and ultimately thrive amid these challenging circumstances”.
What the opposition has perfected is encouraging its governors to despise the president, as has been evident in Mombasa, Kilifi and Turkana counties. With the pressing developmental needs of Wajir County, we can’t afford such superfluity for another five years.
Leader of Minority in Parliament Mr Francis Nyenze who is also a member of Wiper NASA coordinating committee attended the press briefing. He had earlier addressed another press conference at Parliament buildings and issued same ultimatum to NASA team.
Mr Joho hit out at the Jubilee administration and President Uhuru Kenyatta as a person, urging the president to use the energy that the head of state had directed towards him in fighting corruption and making the lives of Kenyans bearable, citing rising inflation.
"Today is a remarkable day here in Matungulu, I have successfully registered 56 bodaboda riders in driving schools, which has costed us 500,000 shillings. I am appealing to our leaders to give the youths what they deserve because they are the leaders of tomorrow," he said.
As my friend Ndung’u Wainaina tweeted recently, “it is corrupt leaders and elite beneficiaries of corrupt deals who feel most threatened by opposition chief Raila Odinga”. Never mind that Raila has shown over the years that he is very pragmatic and would not use a blunderbuss to achieve his goals.
"The President wants nominees to focus on this important democratic process," the statement said. "He is keen to ensure that all processes are fulfilled as required by guidelines provided for by the necessary institutions mandated to ensure a credible nominations process."
"I'll appear before the provincial CID headquarters and I will tell them to do their work. They have sent an officer at the level of Assistant Inspector General to intimidate me but I assure them I won't be intimidated," he said.
“This is a war that began in 2013. They started (it) through their bloggers and then the newspapers. But I tell you this is a futile attempt by the Jubilee government to discredit the governor,” said Joho in a statement that was released today by his Communication Director Richard Chacha.
But in a swift rejoinder, Mr Mbadi dismissed the elders as supporters of Mr Omondi who should stop pretending that they are speaking on behalf of the Suba community thereby challenging them to go on the ground and instead campaign for their candidate.
Jubilee leaders in Meru Country have expressed fears that opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) was making inroads in the area warning that unless President Kenyatta intervenes the party might face rebellion on the face of the opposition.
"I want to tell my friend Kalonzo Musyoka that he is being duped in NASA, they will not give him the presidential ticket, he should vie alone or consider joining Jubilee Party and President Uhuru will give him a position," said Mr Mutambu.
"It is a painful thing to see money meant for development being misused and getting lost while there are students who learn under trees. I think it is time for the EACC to step and act because it is their duty," said Mr Muli.
At the end of the rally, the ODM leader committed to five agenda items that he said would transform the coastal economy and Kenya as a whole should he win the presidency.
Can President Uhuru Kenyatta prove to Kenyans that the so-called loan from the United Arab Emirates was not a bribe to sway the contract in favour of Dubai? Can the President explain to Kenyans how he ended up giving the job to Dubai instead of any of the more than ten firms that came top?
“Forget it, we are only going to get CVs from people who are dying with us, we will only consider those who are in the struggle with us. If you are fighting against us, please don’t even bother to apply for jobs in Meru County,” the senator said at a meeting with party supporters in Meru.
Judge Omondi adjourned the hearing till next week Wednesday 29 March after the county government’s advocate Samuel Nyauke requested for more time to study the petition. Mr Nyauke argued that he had not had sufficient time to study the petition and needed more time to file a reply.
There was confusion as to whether the Kamau group would proceed to name the names in the absence of the Wa Iria camp, but the matter was resolved when Ms Leah Ntimama, the Jubilee national official who was overseeing the exercise, announced that it had been postponed to next Tuesday.
"I challenge the Jubilee administration to stop piggy-backing on the projects of various counties across the country. Let them demonstrate to Kenyans what they have done with the Sh8 trillion that you, as tax payers, have given the administration since they took office," Mr Odinga said.
Lately in what is seen as an aggressive strategy by Jubilee technocrats, the DP is now commonly seen alongside President Kenyatta, hosting him at his rallies, an apparent attempt to solidify their bond in the eyes of the voters.
Mr Zani said "the only antidote to this meaningless dictatorial behaviour is to vote Mvurya (the Jubilee boss in Kwale) out in August, 2017. Mvurya must go! Jubilee must go! As we pray for rain, Mvurya/Jubilee rained teargas on us. It is a sad day in Kwale. God help us."
Following the difference, Mr Sonkos supporters stormed out in protest, with the senator accusing Starehe MP Maina Kamanda of trying to rig the selecting of the board members. Mr Kamanda is the team leader of Kenneth’s campaign in Nairobi.
As soon as Joho’s chopper arrived, police threw teargas at the place of landing inviting the wrath of members of public who chanted Mvurya must go. The rally consequently aborted.
Many political pundits wondered how appointment of the Chief Justice could be used in a campaign platform while it’s a constitutional office and the holder is by merit and not politically inclined to any political divide.
The IEBC has deliberately not managed the ICT issues prudently thus raising questions on the integrity of the procurement process. It is only in February that NASA alerted the country to suspect IEBC infractions in chaotic voter listing and procuring the electronic equipment.
The aspirants meeting comes in the heels of Kalonzo’s presentation of his presidential nomination papers to the party's national elections board. He said at the time, this is the first step towards clinching the National Super Alliance (Nasa) presidential ticket.
"In the rally, there will be an announcement that will intend to significantly change the political landscape of the country," said a statement from the opposition coalition that urged its supporters to congregate at the venue from 8am.
Each one of them wants to be the boss not an underling. Unfortunately, this procrastination is frustrating supporters and eating up time. I am not surprised it's causing so much public speculation over NASA's unity and survival.
Kephers took issue with allegations that there was a scam of Sh400 million being investigated by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, terming it malicious propaganda aimed at tarnishing the image of the assembly by detractors "hell-bent to settle imaginary scores by inciting the public."
“Raila was at the centre of the 2007 chaos in which Kenyans fought but he blamed it on Ruto," he told a gathering of leaders at Nyanturago Stadium in Kisii County. "Yeye ndio aliwasha moto (He is the one who ignited the flames," he said.
The residents claim that Mr Maweu has been the main supplier of construction materials in almost all CDF projects with payments being made to his bank account by either cash or cheque at Co-operative Bank Tala Branch.
Prof. Kaloki further stated that the country has seen a rise in number of KMTC colleges from 28 to 66 campuses with the number of students rising from 13,000 to 30,000. He added that about 8,300 students graduate yearly with 50 percent getting employment outside the country.
Law Society of Kenya (LSK) Vice President Faith Waigwa has been named as the chairman of the party’s Appeals Tribunal. The changes come at a time the party is preparing to handle crucial nominations next month.
“There is no doubt that Mr Sialai, has the requisite qualification, charisma, experience, demeanour and flair of parliamentary work that makes him more suited for the appointment,” Metito said of Sialai who has worked at the Kenya Parliament for 21 years raising from a clerk to Senior Deputy Clerk.
The children in the home were provided with food stuffs, clothes, sanitary pads, tissue papers, which were divided into all the 100 families inside the Nyumbani village.
Makali, however did not name the party through which he would be using after ditching LPK. "I thank you for the chance to do what we did and for your support in rebuilding and re-branding the party during the six months period I served," he said.
Details of Mr Odinga's discussions have not been made public, but a source in his entourage intimated to this website that he offered recommendations for the U.S. government under new president Dolald J Trump to pay close attention to problems around democratisation on the continent.
The Jubilee development budget for four years is Ksh.1.9 trillion. Transfers to the counties on the other hand in the same period amounts to Ksh.970 billion of which the counties aim to spend only a third or Ksh. 320 billion on development projects.
Mr Muli, who is running for the seat on a Wiper Party ticket, also called on cabinet secretaries responsible for agriculture and emergencies to step in and save vulnerable families during the current drought situation hitting the country.
"The endorsement is part of the party's electoral mechanism which requires Wiper to field candidates for all electoral offices unless its organs mandate otherwise," said the source. Mr Musyoka was the only Wiper member who declared his interest for nomination as a presidential candidate.
It is increasingly becoming apparent that ongoing political events - marred by violence and hate speeches - could create problems for the country after August 8. But this situation could be reversed if we all sober up to the realization that an election is a contest of popularity not a call to arms.
"While the media is focused on the defections between Jubilee and the opposition, the movement of politicians from Mr Ruto to Mr Kenyatta's camps in Jubilee is astounding," said a political operative from the Rift Valley.
Mr Wachu said that the government had compensated and/or settled all IDPs who were in camps, emphasising that there currently were "no IDPs still in camps anywhere in the country". By the end of the exercice, the government resettled 11,118 IDPs.
Tana River normally votes on ethnic affiliation which normally favours two out of the three major ethnic groups. The county is inhabited by the Pokomos, Ormas, Wardhei and other smaller tribes. A coalition of two of any of the three ethnic groups have normally led to victory in the past.
The leaders, according to Katuku have resolved to push for Mr Musyoka to be the Nasa flag bearer and ensure the Kamba community votes as a block for the Opposition coalition.
They are even going to the extent of reminding the President that when his case at the International Criminal Court (ICC) was withdrawn, he is on record stating that, he will not allow any other Kenyan to be tried in a foreign court.
His opponents expressed their feeling of satisfaction even on social media claiming that Munyao has awaken from the sleep after discovering that the elections are near posting comments which indicated that they will not support him.
Four cabinet secretaries and eight top state officials were suspended in a confidential anti- graft report. They Included Felix Kosgei (Agriculture, Fisheries and livestock), Michael Kamau (Infrastructure and Roads), Kazungu Kambi (Labour) and Davis Chirchir (Energy and Petroleum).
Uhuru is making it hard to build a relationship with ODM governors. As the governor of Mombasa, Joho is expected to welcome the president at his county and accompany him when conducting the county functions and developments, despite their political differences whenever he visits.
Mr Muthama dismissed the memorandum of understanding recently signed between Mr Musyoka and Makueni Governor Prof Kivutha Kibwana, saying it was not the kind of deal Mr Musyoka should be pursuing. “Kalonzo needs to form a coalition with national parties and not village ones”.
The President’s response to facts laid by Mr. Nanok proved that he was unfit for the presidency and that he lacks respect for other leaders. One cannot be a fool for telling another person what he does not want to hear.
The former legislator who has also shown his interest in the seat he once occupied was speaking at different church occasions in Mwala constituency yesterday where he also asked the other aspirants all over Ukambani to call for unity.
Mr Musyoka claimed "some people are paid to give the opinion wanted by the financiers. Pollsters, and I am mentioning Ipsos and Infotrak, stop misleading Kenyans. Kenyans are tired of being led by your cooked figures."
With the news about the committee's split spilling into the open, the tensions between Mr Odinga and his partners Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetangula and Musalia Mudavadi are likely to escalate ahead of the committee's submission of its report NASA coordinating committee.
Mr Mututho also accuses Mr Mbugua of using millions of shillings to buy out his top campaigners and supporters, but remains optimistic that he would still cruise to victory in the Jubilee Party nominations.
"This is misuse of power," Mr Joho said, explaining that he had the right to attend the president function as a citizen and governor of Mombasa. "I don't attend these functions because I love the president, these are public functions and he only happens to be the president at this particular time,"
The defectors, who included Jubilee Party local officials and candidates for ward representative positions, joined CCM at at Kaborok Trading Centre in Belgut Sub County where Mr Ruto held a political rally, accompanied by party officials.
I have seen suggestions that the National Government should not praise itself for projects funded by the banks and other donor agencies. Let me just say that is complete hogwash. It is a sign of ignorance of an order that is difficult to understand. These institutions work with the national govt.
In Kilifi South, Jubilee aspirants have rejected the defection of Mustafa Iddi, who will seek reelection on the party's ticket. In Tana River, county assembly speaker Nuh Nassir who had teamed up with Danson Mungatana in the governorship campaign did not welcome Mr Dado's defection.
Several residents from Masii have expressed their displeasure in the way the governor has been attacking those opposed to his party, asking him to allow the people to make their own choices as the electorate.
The poll found that 44 percent people would vote for Waititu while 22 percent would support Kabogo. The Tifa Research found 44 percent of youths aged 18-30 support Waititu compared to Kabogo 25 percent.
“I have done several projects within Machakos County and those aspiring to oust me from office will face a tough battle as my track record speaks for itself,” Dr Mutua said.
Mr Ruto has in recent weeks spoken critically of cattle raiders and armed pastoralists from the Pokot community who have caused mayhem in Elgeyo Marakwet and Baringo counties, killing dozens of settled farmers as they push their livestock into farms in search of water and pasture.
My view is that Joho must move beyond bluster and platitudes if he wants to advance politically and compete in the top league. He must work towards expanding his base from the townspeople to the Mijikenda voters on the fringes of the island and beyond.
In joining WDM, the former minister also schemed to benefit from the sizable community vote bloc which constitutes approximately 30 percent of the voters in Kwale County. Mr Musyoka has assured Mr Mwakwere of an automatic nomination as the Wiper candidate.
Speaking during an inspection tour of various roads and housing projects in Machakos, the PS said this would enjoy the benefits of their taxes which are brought by quality infrastructural projects. “Everyone should take advantage of the ongoing projects to enhance their economic endeavors”.
“This strike has been politicized and therefore if these doctors do not resume work they will be replaced,” said Dr Mutua, adding that he would engage medical practitioners from neighbouring countries like Tanzania and even South Africa to ensure normalcy is restored in the health sector.
In the deal, Prof. Kibwana became a Wiper member, through which he would seek re-election and his Muungano Party will not field a gubernatorial candidate. Consequently, Wiper will not field a candidate where Muungano has one.
"The county of Nakuru has been receiving Sh8 billion per year but the question is what projects are there to show what the county government has done with the billions," posed Mr Mwangi.
Allies of the president and those of opposition leader Raila Odinga are engaged in a slugfest over the future of Wajir politics, and that a similar effort was underway in Mandera and Garissa, with the president determined to win over all current ODM elected members.
Other political parties have been accused of using irregular tactics as well. For example, Caroline Wafula discovered that her National ID was registered as a Kanu Asili member since December 2016 and her ID was registered under a Ruth K. Kazungu born in June 1999.
Mandera has built the first tarmac road in the region since independence, while counties like Bomet and Wajir have registered tremendous improvement in healthcare.
Uhuru urged the MCAs to honour the late Gachagua and the people of Nyeri by passing the budget. He faulted MCAs whom he said had stopped playing their roles of oversight and instead became executors.
The Uwiano Platform for Peace brings the National Steering Committee on Peace-building and Conflict Management, NCIC, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, Peace and Development Network Trust (PeaceNet Kenya), United Nations Development Programme.
According to sources who spoke to this website, WDM, Ford-Kenya and ANC are banking on internal divisions in ODM to weaken the party's candidates and create room for their members.
ODM has lost a number of top leaders to its coalition partner Wiper Democratic Movement and some to Jubilee Party. The latest high profile defector is former cabinet minister Ali Chirau Mwakwere, who joineD Wiper Party last week.
"The government is very keen on that and we are monitoring individuals who write hate in social media platforms. It is better for people to educate themselves on social media platforms rather than stoking animosity in the community," he said.
The staff members also want to see the implicated officials charged in court. "We have seen the raids before, and in fact they are useless unless the EACC can show that people are being charged with crimes and forced to vacate office. Otherwise it is a PR exercise," said another employee.
Mr Katuku told this website, "Yes, it’s true I will be going for the senator Machakos County. But I will give details during a press conference at a later date and announce my agenda and campaign schedule”.
"I want to categorically state that there are no wrangles in our Wiper Party. Similarly, I would like to dismiss reports that there is a team from Wiper calling for the removal of Senator Muthama from the CORD coalition's Coordinating Committee, that's not true we are united," said Dr Musyoka.
The recent meetings between Moi and Mama Ngina and between Moi and Uhuru were not accidental. They were strategic and a show of familial might. The aftermath of those meetings will reverberate for a long time to come.
A source in the Mwakwere camp intimated to this website that the former ambassador was apprehensive over ODM's nominations, fearing that he could be rigged out and locked out of the race at the last minute. Mr Musyoka hinted that Mr Mwakwere will get a direct Wiper nominations.
Yatta OCPD Edward Changach said: "After a tip-off from some members of the public, we managed to nab one John Mutunga Mueni, a suspect of robbery with violence who was among remandees who escaped from lawful custody".
"In 2022 I will be running to be president of this country and the belief that someone from the Ameru cannot lead this nation is misleading and I don’t believe in it. The Ameru people will no longer be cheerleaders for leaders from other regions.”
They have put the legislator on notice to explain why Kayole 1 Health Center staff houses, which was one of the CDF project since 2013/2014 at a cost of Sh4,482,759, has not been completed to date.
Ndegwa Nguthiru is very confident that he has what it takes for Naivasha to progress especially in addressing the menace of drug abuse which is rampant even as many cases go unattended in the constituency.
Early in the morning, party executive director Dr Jared Siso released an urgent notification to the aspirants who had not submitted their forms to do so before the close of business today.
At the same time, since 2013, hot tears were streaming down the insides of Mandera County’s soul. Since Kenya’s political independence no other regime has ever subjected the residents of Mandera County to harsh, repressive and cruel treatment as has the Jubilee administration.
"It is a shame for a fully grown man to engage in a such an act and I want to assure him that his time as a free man is up. I will make a follow up on the matter and I can assure the girl and her entire family that they will get justice," said Dr Musyoka.
The governor has not officially announced his decision. This morning, his spokesman told this website that the Governor is “still to decide which side to support, and there is no deadline in his decision-making”. But it is a firm decision, informed by a number of factors.
The NASA coalition of opposition chiefs Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula that has suffered a major blow as Governor Ruto was expected to be their main ally in the Rift Valley.
A good example is a story about six young men who were killed in Kayole, the story was not reported by the mainstream media, but the community was horrified by the incident.
"After my daughter gave birth, Muia sent me a letter demanding an apology alleging that I was ruining his good name. After that he started threatening me and I reported the matter to Tala Police Post and no action has been taken on him. I want justice for my daughter," said Ms Mbondo.
"Jubilee must come clean on the Sh43 billion planes deal with the USA. Our military must not be a dumping ground for obsolete military ware from the West. A few years ago, our Navy received a fishing boat from Spain that was converted into a patrol ship. Kenya is not a dumping ground! Period!!!”
In Nyeri, aspirant for women representative Cecilia Ndung’u and Tetu parliamentary aspirant Mukunya Muthumbi who have joined PNU associated with Meru Governor Peter Munya. In Mukurueini, aspirant Dr Karimi Ndirangu has joined Narc-Kenya led by former Justice Minister Martha Karua.
"I am appealing to our motorists to be careful on the roads so as not to endanger the lives of others. I also call on the police to pull up their socks and strictly enforce the rule of law and security in this area," added the Matungulu legislator.
The defectors were received by former party members including Kwale governor Salim Mvurya, and MPs Gideon Mungaro and Mustafa Iddi, representing Kilifi North and Kilifi South constituencies respectively.
The leaders emphasised challenges of the North Rift region, which include high agricultural input prices and corruption in the distribution of fertilisers, importation of wheat and poor prices for cereal farmers, promising to deal "decisively" with the issues once they come to power.
Mr Kenneth seems to have been caught between a rock and a hard place. Deputy President William Ruto's were up in arms, seeing his entry as a ploy by the powerful Kikuyu “Bilderberg group” to position the former Gatanga MP as President Uhuru Kenyatta’s successor.
Mr Cheptumo shot up on a point of order and demanded that Mr Kamama record a statement with the police over the matter. “If he knows that the attackers were from the Tugen community, he should be the one to record a statement,” said Mr Cheptumo.
“We want Uhuru himself here to address this crisis. If he doesn’t come, we will take matters to him in State House next week,” said Joshua Cheptarus, the executive secretary of KNUT in Baringo County.
In the current Parliament, he is serving as a member of the Liaison Committee and is the chairperson of the departmental Committee on Public Works, Roads and Transport - achievements that certainly reflect the long journey the MP has walked from his previous position of a city councillor.
According to sources from the volatile area, well-vetted locals with shooting skills will be trained and provided with guns and other arms to protect themselves and their neighbours from the marauding bandits.
Mathira being the vote-rich constituency will determine the winner. If Gachagua’s family back a different candidate, such as businessman and industrialist Githinji Kinyanjui popularly known as Cocorico, that would tip the balance.
It is easy in the vicissitudes of politics to make populist statements like the one Raila made, but bringing charges against opponents in a manner that looks vindictive is not a smart move.
Rift Valley Regional Coordinator Wanyama Musiambo said 200 Kenya Police Reservists had been recruited from Baringo North and South (Tugen-inhabited areas) to help the police undertaking security operations in the area. Locals interviewed by the media spoke of there being no security operations.
Musalia Mudavadi, the Opposition Amani National Congress (ANC) leader first entered Parliament as the MP for Sabatia Constituency on a KANU ticket in 1989 following the death of his father Moses Mudavadi.
The MP, who was elected on the Chama Cha Uzalendo ticket, has switched his allegiance to President Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party, despite former President Kalonzo Musyoka’s Wiper party perceived as the popular party of the area.
The committee's deliberations provide an elaborate framework for selecting the candidate that favoured Mr Odinga. Among these were party strength, public support beyond the candidate's ethnic base, commitment to reforms, international standing, and personal history.
“The president sat his DP down and drew a red line. ‘I don’t want to hear any more talk about 2022’, he said. And that was the end of the subject,” the source informed us, saying the meeting took place a few days before the Jubilee leaders’ meeting at the Bomas of Kenya.
At the Wiper meeting, tempers were reported to have flared when some party officials criticised Senator Johnstone Muthama and demanded that he be removed from his position as a NASA Coordinating Committee, accusing him of undermining the interests of Mr Musyoka.
The most affected animals have been buffaloes and hippos, according to Mr Gathitu, and the wildlife sanctuaries so far recording the deaths are in Lamu, Samburu, Ijara and Tsavo.
The PS said that despite the ongoing politics surrounding the construction of the Sh38 billion Itare Dam, the government will still continue with the programme in order to solve recurrent water shortage in Nakuru and Kericho counties.
Three top aspirants from the North Rift region have declared their intention to use the KANU ticket in contesting senatorial and parliamentary seats in Elgeyo Marakwet and Uasin Gishu, with more expected to come up in the coming weeks.
Kabugi won office alongside his boss by a landslide, only to fall out with him in the course of the administration. The DG has relied on the same campaign machinery that swept Irungu to office, and some of whose members feel marginalised by the governor.
Surprisingly, he was driven to the church by his son Nick without any State security apparatus opening new grounds of speculation of what are his next plans.
Mr Wa Iria recently caused concerns in the county by publicly warning about the resurgence of Mungiki militia, and his increased campaign against the violent group has won him support among religious groups and educationists.
“The senator has been going around saying that he won his seat without ODM. Let him try this time on any party without Joho,” said Jamal Mohamed, a party activist from Changamwe.
According to a media statement provided by his office after the meeting with Mr Whitaker, Joho briefed the diplomat of progress made in redeeming the image of Mombasa County as a destination for tourism after the scare caused by terrorism threats.
The government has made previous attempts in the past to collect citizens’ communication in the guise of anti-terror legislation. The most recent attempt at such infringement was in the Security Laws (Amendment) Act of 2015 which the High Court declared unconstitutional.
Mr Kago has emerged as the front-runner, is widely seen as the voice of reason, the choice of youth and the voice of downtrodden poor of Githunguri. He has promised to improve the constituency by working better with farmers.
“When TNA was dissolved, my people decided that I join ODM. The party appealed to us because we need a party in which as a leader from minority Maasai community, I will have an opportunity to even be President,” Mr Kenta had said.
The governor said that President Uhuru Kenyatta’s party was not genuine and was meant to advance the interests of the president and his close friends. “This is a party of few people and I cannot waste any more time in a place where I can’t see light ahead,” said Mr Ragwa.
“We have given out signed affidavit in court to challenge Munya’s takeover of our party. Unless the court is compromised by the big monies from the governor, then the party will be returned to its owners”, he said.
Take the multi-billion shilling mass transport system for Nairobi announced last week. Everyone agrees that the capital city is too congested on pedestrian and vehicular traffic and a faster and a more efficient system of transportation is required to move people.
What started as an operation in 1984 to disarm members of the ethnic Somali Degodia clan morphed into what the United Nations termed as one of the worst violations of human rights in the history of Kenya.
The visit comes on the heels of the defection of 60 Kalenjin politicians to CORD in the last week. The politicians said they decamped to CORD as the Jubilee government was not honest on the issue of Mr Ruto's presidency in 2022.
“Kalonzo needs to resolve the internal wars in Wiper especially in Machakos and Kitui counties where he is reading from different scripts with senators Johnson Muthama and David Musila respectively”, said a party insider who declined to be named.
Commonly referred as Sir Evans, Gichia is another promising aspirant. He is a self-employed businessmen who has outlined his development agenda for the constituency which is promising and could use it to clinch the seat on August 8.
The problem has been compounded by an escalation of the price of beans, which has also been hit by rising prices, by up to 40 percent in the last two months.
First to speak was Mr Musyoka who started talking politics, seemingly taking advantage of the doctors' anger towards the government. He was unlucky as the hecklers began shouting, "no politics!" and chanted "CBA!" prompting him to tone down and give way to Mr Odinga.
A few days later Embu Senator Lenny Kivuti followed suit and quite Jubilee party to Maendeleo Chap Chap. He decamped with others including Embu Deputy Governor Dorothy Nditi, Mbeere North MP Muriuki Njagagua and 20 MCAs from the County.
The fact that court heard the issue and gave an order so quickly was a bold insertion into a case where the government had failed. Hoping that this will help them terminate the strike. Patients are suffering due to the strike, many have died.
The angry citizens tried to attack Mr Kariuki as well but he escaped in his car, according to eyewitnesses. But his brother who was captured and was saved from the mob only by the police.
Two Seychellois men, Nelson Vivian George's Domingeuz and Nedy Conrad Rodney Micock, were also arrested in a raid on an apartment in Nyali estate, Mombasa. Their legal status in Kenya was not clear with claims they have been deported.
Closing down bars and pubs next to institutions and residential areas will reduce the claims of students and underage from purchasing liquor or consuming the drinks in school premises or their homes.
Mr Mule said it was very unfortunate that someone would be willing to destroy a young innocent life by introducing them to drug abuse at such a tender age, and warned stern measures would be taken against the perpetrators.
His absence from the events will raise questions about the Wiper leader's commitment to the alliance at a time Ukambani senators Mutula Kilonzo Jr, Johnstone Muthama and David Musila have been urging him to remain firm in the coalition.
"Fundamental departure from public sector governance practice is the idea that board members should be engaged in procurement activities." The implication of the CEO's Tweets is a suggestion that IEBC could be forced to restart preparations for the elections.
They lamented that most of them have lost motorbikes but despite such acts being reported to police only few arrests have been made. While calling on the police to beef up security and intensify patrols in the area, the operators termed the recent attack on Paul Osman as unfortunate.
"Interested parties have been invited to verify the nature of data captured by the NYS biometric equipment tomorrow (today) at the Gigiri Police Station,” the minister said.
Interior Permanent Secretary Karanja Kibicho has been in news for defying court orders in relation to compensating a torture victim and the matter has never been determined.
The Government has asked for help from the private sector to deal with drought and handle man-made and natural disasters. Speaking on Wednesday February 8th during a Government-private sector engagement on disaster risk management in Nairobi, Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery said the stat
There have been allegations by opposition leaders that the government was using its machinery to register foreigners and others not qualified to vote in Kenya in order to shore up numbers for the governing coalition.
The charge sheet says the body the MCAs were supposedly to receive in Nairobi had already been transported to Kitale by the time they received the imprest.
Members of Parliament from the region including Kigo Njenga (Gatundu North) Jude Njomo (Kiambu) and Alice Nganga (Thika) town attended the meeting and pledged to support the initiative to unite against Kabogo.
A Nairobi politician affiliated with the Munya wing told the Kenya Free Press that the Jubilee government was orchestrating divisions in the party with a view to having Mr Munya miss out on a re-election vehicle. "We have dealt with such legal obstacles before and will overcome this one too."
“We are aware of a minor traffic accident involving an employee of the U.S. embassy and we are cooperating fully with authorities. Contrary to some reports, at no time did the employee brandish or fire a weapon,” said the embassy in a statement.
After losing in 1997, he contested in 2002 but stayed out of the 2007 elections. "Never a man to play sycophancy games, he never followed national politicians for handouts as many of the current politicians do, he maintained his respect among the people," said a supporter of the senator from Mombasa
Mandera senator Billow Kerrow, has demanded that IEBC address the reports that voter registration was going on in Eastleigh. “IEBC should come clean on persons arrested last night at the two lodges in Eastleigh by Pagani police, with BVR, alleged to be 'corrupting' data”.
The former MP has riled the Odinga camp this week with a series of Tweets promoting the presidential candidature of Mr Musyoka and which imply that Mr Odinga is an untrustworthy politician.
According to sources within the coalition, the ODM-WDM proxy wars have introduced negative vibes in the negotiations for NASA flag-bearer, with Mr Musyoka feeling that ODM is undermining his party's strength.
At the same time, Mr Noor called on the IEBC to take stern action against any political aspirant who will be found to be engaging in unlawful activities by blocking them from contesting for elective seats.
As a result, some candidates who had initially shown interest to contest for seats will be the casualties including real estate tycoon Lloyd Masika who had declared to vie for governor ship position on Wiper ticket.
"Despite controlling efficient resources, the county government has not constructed roads nor cleaned up the city. Now, you have seen how an ODM leader can badly lead you, you have seen how ill he has treated those trying to make a living for themselves, this is the time to elect a Jubilee governor.
“The directors are obligated to do everything within our power as a regulator to ensure Airtel Kenya subscribers get efficient and properly-billed services,” said the source.
Immediately the suspects moved to the M-Pesa shop, they dropped a paper bag containing the money and mobile phone they had stolen from the chemist. As they entered the shop that also houses an Equity agent outlet, they shot the male student from behind as he attempted to flee after spotting them.
The MCA had enrolled for the exam as a private candidate, and was to sit her papers at AIC Njoro School. Officers at Njoro Police Station where she is being held had not prepared her charge by this afternoon but a source informed this website that she will be arraigned in court tomorrow.
Addressing the press at Parliament Buildings, Mr Musila and MPs left no doubt that they were taking the war to Mr Musyoka. "This endorsement is not for Kalonzo to support me but a message for Kitui people to support me. I'm going to be a candidate regardless of the party,” said the senator.
"The Kamba people need a sustainable plan of how to fight drought rather than being given relief food which will not be a permanent solution. We cannot be wooed by cheap things like relief food, we need sustainable plans like dams and boreholes which our people can rely on in dry times,” said the MP
“If the Jubilee government is serious about the fight against drugs, it has to stop politicizing the war and include everyone”. With zero action so far, many are the Kenyans who are beginning to see that the government rankled Joho for no reason, given the apparent lack of goodwill at the top to fig
The source claimed that the CORD fraternity had prepared a dossier on the alleged meetings, including the director's wife's participation in multiple events where she interacted at length with the DP's wife Rachel Ruto.
Dr Kilonzo also intents to improve business in the area by promoting local women groups and financing them whenever possible and adding value to farm produce by improving provision of inputs such as fertilizers.
IREN is calling for innovators from East Africa to enter for the competition, from which 25 participants will be given the opportunity to showcase their innovations to a global audience of development partners and investors.
Mr Njoroge, who had differed with the company on the repossession of the premises, arrived shortly thereafter to stop the operation by brandishing a court order he had obtained from Naivasha Law Court stopping his eviction.
With defections from Jubilee to PNU and MCC, there are growing fears within government ranks that the president might not retain the parliamentary majority he had last time. The two governors' support for the re-election of President Kenyatta doesn't bind them to support Uhuru's preferred successor.
According to interviews with several victims of the matatu hijacks, the armed robbers usually position themselves at the back and front of the matatus at the terminus before any other passenger has boarded the vehicles.
“We are campaigning for Uhuru in Kitui County because the Kamba community cannot afford any longer to be outside the government,” the former councilors declared.
Recently the former VP had gained credibility with his allies for standing firm in the opposition since 2013 elections. However, since the formation of the proposed NASA outfit, he has made repeated demands that he be the coalition's candidate, claiming he has "sacrificed too much" for Kenyans.
"The DP persuaded Mr Mwaboza to join the Jubilee ticket in order to bring a big catch of the Mijikenda vote that, together with the minority Kikuyu votes, would propel the party to victory in a four-way race," said a Jubilee Party activist in Mombasa.
“When I say Eric Tosha aware that my brother is fighting for the same seat then there is a reason. As we elect leaders let's be careful”, he told the rally.
"I will offer myself as a gubernatorial candidate in order to bring Makueni back to the right track in matters of meaningful development," said Mr Masika.
“I am offering myself to be a candidate for the parliamentary seat so that I serve you through servant and transformative leadership that will ultimately bring honor to the great people of Yatta,” he said.
What this means is that the simmering schisms which have been brewing below the surface for years among the East African countries are now above deck. Each one of them had reasons of declining to vote for the Kenyan candidate.
Also in the race to unseat Dr Mutua is former Kathiani MP and Chama Cha Uzalendo party leader, Wavinya Ndeti who made her declaration last year, and named lawyer Boniface Kabaka as her running mate.
Airtel has also appointed Prasanta Das Sarma who takes office immediately. A Telecom Engineer with a Post-Graduate Diploma MBA in Finance, the new CEO is a veteran Airtel insider with 14 years at the Indian-owned company.
Shop attendants and workers arriving at the building noticed a suspected bomb at the entrances at around 9.30am and called the police. Officers on patrol were the first to arrive at the scene, followed by a contingent from the Central Police Station.
“I have drafted a policy on labour. I will not sack those people but if it goes through they will be evaluated to determine what services they were hired to do and how they were hired,” he said.
"Our quest for a united front is a direct response to the very clear messages from the Kenyan public that we must unite to rescue them and the country from the Jubilee misrule," the leaders said in their statement at the Serena Hotel.
This apparent lack of strategy is blamed for the debacle that saw the DP lead campaign delegations even into countries that had candidates for the same position, such as Chad.
This was an anticlimax for a campaign in which Kenya spent substantial resources in a shuttle diplomacy that local activists had repudiated, seeing in Kenya's effort a determination to continue the fierce war against the ICC that the foreign has led through most of the Uhuru Kenyatta presidency.
The letter also tells of the insurgents’ plan to carry out the attack using tactics similar to the ones employed in the Garissa University attack, in which several gunmen invaded the institutions premises and proceeded to shoot dead 148 people, most of whom were students.
The latest incident occurred at Koma location on Sunday night where a local farmer, identified as Mzee Katuuti lost two of his cows whose skins and heads were discovered in a ranch belonging to a Macakos County Executive Member Kioko Luka.
"Elected leaders and those aspiring for various seats in the coming elections should educate residents on the need to live in harmony and embrace peaceful co-existence. We have planned a meeting that will involve elected leaders, aspirants, national and county government representatives," he said.
"There is still no unanimously accepted candidate but I believe Ms Mohamed is the front-runner. But I have noted, Moussa Faki of Chad made a prominent appearance at Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma's Birthday bash at her official residence," said Kenyan journalist Kennedy Abwao.
"It is unimaginable for somebody to be elected a governor, MP or MCA under Wiper and later turn against the party and start fighting it. I ask you to teach these traitors a lesson come August.”
After a high profile role during ICC trials, Mama Ngina has remained quiet for the last four years, but now she wants to put herself at the center of a tough presidential campaign. “She believes that Mr Ruto has run rings around the presidency,” said a Jubilee parliamentary aspirant in Nairobi.
The business community, other tribes inhabiting the county, and a large section of the predominant Nandi have rallied their support behind Buzeki, the regional business mogul (scantily rumoured to the DP's “project”) who will be seeking the elective post on a Jubilee Party ticket.
“I have carefully considered the proposal raised severally by the people of Matungulu, and I can confirm that I will be contesting for the parliamentary seat in the forthcoming general election,” she said.
During the December-January period aforementioned, the firm fired some employees directly linked to the loss of Sh11 million through the cheque collection scheme from corporate account clients meant for paying bills but fraudulently encashing the money for merchandise.
Today's attack, according to reports in the international media, was conducted in the same manner of a previous one at KDF's El Adde camp in January 2016, where 180 soldiers were killed.
A well-placed source informed this newspaper that during the conference, Mr Magara and the board persuaded Parliament (Senate, which sits at KICC) and other agencies in the Ministry of Tourism including the Bomas of Kenya to provide furniture for temporary use by KICC during the conference.
His death had sparked a demonstration against the DP which was suppressed by Administration Police officers. The government has piled pressure on media houses over the accident, and only this website reported the death yesterday.
Only the corrupt are thriving in Kenya. Corruption is the only industry doing well. But the administration feels nothing. The entire Cabinet is being rolled out at the expense of tax payers to rally votes for Jubilee in readiness for more plunder.
In addition to the fact that Mr Okoth was born and bred in Kibra, many voters will feel that they would better off with a leader whose development credentials are already proven than rallying behind a newcomer either on the basis of her name recognition or the fact that one had worked for Mr Odinga.
Mr Mule visited the home of the deceased yesterday together with Machakos senator Johnstone Muthama and deputy governor Bernard Kiala where they called for speedy police investigations.
“Whoever will be elected as a women representative will not be elected to serve one community but she will be there to serve the people of Nakuru and therefore saying that the seat should be a preserve of a certain community is misleading,'' said one aspirant.
Barring Mr Kariuki, none of the 10 youngest MPs were ranked in the top 20. MPs don't directly manage CDF funds, but they have huge influence in selecting the committees and staff working on the projects and directing the use of funds.
Jubilee will be looking closely as to who CORD chooses. If CORD goes with Kidero, Jubilee would confidently put Kenneth on the ticket. However, the choice of Mudavadi would make the CORD ticket more diverse ethnically, and Jubilee would be hard pressed to present a Kikuyu regardless of his merits.
Last Friday, the minister transferred foreign service officers in various diplomatic missions, but the PS refused to sign the memo reassigning the officers as required, forcing Ms Mohamed to sign the dispatch herself.
The county security boss on Monday summoned all sub county commissioners and ordered them to work extra hard in ensuring that Jubilee supporters come out in huge numbers to register as voters.
Governor Mutua, who last year launched his Maendeleo Chap Chap party and is currently popularising the outfit countrywide, has in particular angered Wiper party top guns who have accused the Governor of disloyalty.
The Moi-Mama Ngina meeting was informed, according to the source, by the president's own observation of the relative respect Senator Gideon Moi commanded at the burial of former Moi ally Mark Too a week earlier, an event where Mr Ruto's allies were heckled.
Mr Chebukati said that the problem may have been caused by a wrong data entered by clerks. Last week, opposition politicians Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka raised the alarm after they discovered their ID numbers were shared with other Kenyans.
“The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Kenya for Air Tractor aircraft with weapons, and related support. The estimated cost is $418 million,” said a press update from the Department which handles U.S. government foreign policy.
We are gravely concerned because all indications suggest that the bias of security services witnessed in 2007 has not significantly changed heading towards 2017 general elections, unlike 2013.
Mr Musumba expressed fear that he could be rigged out of the primaries. "Although I have already paid Sh250,000 as nomination fee and Sh20,000 as life membership, I fear my opponent Jeff Omuse will be given the ticket, thus effectively locking me out of contention," he said.
The governor, a member of ODM (CORD coalition), will face former Wajir East MP Mohamed Abdi Mohamud, who is currently serving as ambassador to Saudi Arabia. Mr Mohamud, who will run on the Jubilee ticket, has been endorsed by a different group of elders from the Fai Sultanate.
“We are tired of being taken for ride by the Deputy President, he has been here so many times yet our region still lags behind in terms of development,” said one youth who sort anonymity.
A section of Njuri Ncheke elders drawn from Igembe South have issued a 14-day ultimatum to the people behind the vandalism of the billboards to turn themselves in to any elder or PNU official failure to which one risks being cursed by the elders.
On specific names, he denied that the acting chief officer finance had any blood relationship with Mr Ogwe. Asked whether he himself had a relationship with Mr Koriko, the officer turned hostile, saying he needed time to verify some things and get back to us at a later time.
At many stops on the way, the Meru people didn't have time for the senator's name or his address. The president, eager to make his journey successful, appealed to Mr Murungi not to speak at events and the senator was left behind in some of the trading centres the president visited.
His associate told this writer that some of his core supporters tried to talk him out of the meeting but he went ahead with it. "Trying to get the Luo vote is a pipe dream, and it only shows that Mr Awiti is fishing in shallow waters and can't be trusted to pursue a consistent political path".
Speaking at Tala Town after sensitizing residents on voter registration, Mr Mule said: “We want IEBC to assure Kenyans that there will be no ghost voters in the August 8th election. As opposition, we will not take anything less than a fair, transparent and a credible election which reflects the will
We need to deal with the Police and how they are acting as a tool in the hands of the ruling party. Elections can never be fair or credible if the security sector is not independent, impartial and unbiased. I have deep fear regarding the police and the security sector agencies.
Tensions had been building in the region from Friday night, when suspected goons destryoyed billboards of the Party of National Unity (PNU), which is associated with Governor Peter Munya.
The 70-year-old Oburu sought the Siaya governorship position, whose primaries ended up in violence. The party had to inject a neutral candidate in the race. The Kisumu primaries ended in violence too, and Ruth was nominated in a compromise position as deputy to the candidate, Jack Ranguma.
That an audit be conducted of the software being used by the Commission that clearly lacks a default mechanism to prevent double ID registration. For instance, if you attempt to register a Gmail or Yahoo address that is already in use, the system default is to decline registration.
“This time round we must win. I have held wide consultations with residents of Kangundo West and they have assured me of their unwavering support as I seek to become their next member of county assembly,” he said.
This outgoing election circle has been a disaster for city residents who expected much more in terms of results from the hitherto well-respected professional manager. Instead of progress, they got a lackluster performance interspersed with misuse of office and graft.
As the firm brings more Indians to Africa, it reduces the number of Africans in senior positions by merging departments and making some country managers in charge of more than one country.
She prepared dinner and fed her eight month old daughter and put the baby to bed. Later, she went out and collected dry maize stems from a nearby farm and placed them in her main room, poured paraffin on her body before she set herself on fire after wrapping herself inside a maize sack.
Speaking to journalists, the youths said that most of them have not acquired national identification cards owing to charred fingerprints, while those whose palms are still intact are just too busy to visit a registration centre.
"He prides himself of having “successfully managed” Kenya-Re in the same manner that Evans Kidero had dismembered Mumias Sugar Company when Nairobi deserves a visionary leader of integrity; not a certified thief like them."
Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto and host of Governors are part of the broad based government that CORD intends to form. Also CORD is set to tap key people in crucial cabinet positions. Cabinet slots will reflect diversity of Kenya and people of impeccable intellectual, integrity and political acumen.
The report indicated that the candidates went through with baggage, though it was agreed that the issues would be dealt with at another stage after they got overwhelming support from the panellists. Kenyans can only hope that they live up to the huge task ahead.
The dispatch to all aspirants wants interested aspirants who intend to vie for any elective post to register at the party's headquarters at Vision Plaza, Mombasa Road. The party whose symbol is a bicycle, has given women, youth and people with disability a 25 per cent discount on the fees.
Upon sending the messages, farmers receive answers from diverse experts, thereby expanding their farming skills. The new platform targets over 100 million farmers across Kenya, Uganda and Peru and has already registered 120,000 farmers.
The caretaker said that for the two weeks Mrs Yebei stayed in the plat, she was always receiving unknown visitors in her compound who claimed to be knowing her, as some claimed to be supplying milk to the family a few days before the attack.
MCC has invited all aspirants seeking the party’s ticket. The party will charge MCA candidates Sh20,000 for nomination papers. Parliamentary aspirants will pay Sh150,000, Women Representatives Sh100,000, Senators Sh150,000 and governors Sh250,000.
"The main reason we have been holding these tournaments in Kangundo is because we have realized a large number of youths may not vote because they are not yet registered," Mr Kituku told the Kenya Free Press.
With the county leadership in the hands of ODM, it remains to be seen which power-sharing arrangement will party will create, alongside Governor Ahmed Abdullahi of Mantan clan and senator Abdirahman Hassan. Women representative Fatuma Ibrahim has indicated she will not defend the seat.
In Siaya, William Oduol has taken charge of the mobilisation, holding big meetings in Rarieda constituency on the first day of the exercise yesterday. Mr Oduol’s team, calling itself ‘Siaya Manyien’, campaigned in the area whose incumbent MP Nicholas Humbo is also in the running for the position.
Only HR professionals registered with the Institute are recognised. If an organisation sacked an employee and it turned out that the HR manager who oversaw the disciplinary and employment termination process is not registered with the Institute, that decision can be contested in court.
“Jubilee is using a strategy to have less people registering in Cord areas, they have issued less BVR kits at our areas. We are analyzing and they are targeting for us to have registered only 25% new voters, we are watching and we will not remain silent,” said the Machakos Senator.
"Jubilee is looking for ways to rig the elections. We will not allow this to happen because it is our right to register as voters and vote because it is our constitutional right and we know they are looking for ways to rig the elections but we are watching keenly”.
This website exclusively reported the acquisition of the vehicles, which include tactical pursuit cars. Some of the cars were cleared from the Mombasa Port on December 29. This website was also the first to report about the government's purchase of at least 50 personnel trucks from General Motors.
Nine million eligible Kenyans are currently not registered as voters, and the commission concedes a substantial number of them won't turn up or be served during the ongoing registration window.
Among the criteria for validity of the degrees is whether the degree holders met the minimum qualifications for enrolling in the programmes. “We have many people, including political leaders, who know very well they were not qualified to be in university in the first place,” said Matiangi.
"Jubilee does not scare me," he said, and tore into deputy president William Ruto whom he accused of belittling the opposition while he was implicated in corruption scandals.
In a column in last week's Saturday Nation, political strategist Peter Kagwanja said that the ruling coalition had succeeded in making the narrative of 41 tribes again one a mirage since the inclusion of William Ruto in the government as deputy president.
The remarkable thing about this race is that at public gatherings, both Ms Wambua and Mr Maweu, although fierce rivals, have been trying to bury their differences save for in few occasions when supporters of the two different camps almost clashed.
The governor had gone to secure the release of a relative earlier arested by the police at Urban Police Station in the town, only to be told that he was also under arrest, according to his spokesman Richard Chacha.
"The decision to skirt any talks on sending Indian doctors to stave off the growing medical crisis in Kenya reflects a delicate balancing act New Delhi is attempting: deepening its footprint in Africa and strengthening ties with governments without antagonising local populations."
If the demonstrations could have been allowed to start as it was anticipated, CORD leaders say, areas which have actively taken part in demos such as Nyanza, Nairobi, Mombasa, Western, and Eastern among other isolated places could have witnessed a low turn-out in voter registration.
In quick rejoinder, government spokesman Eric Kiraithe said they might consider withdrawing the security. “If a VIP does not want to be protected, we cannot force it. So the government might consider redeploying the officers to protect Kenyans who are in dire need of security," he said.
What has confounded watchers of the security sector is that the government is keen to maintain a tight lid on concerns by political leaders about Mungiki’s reemergence, with security officials warning the leaders who may wish to discuss the matter.
"We therefore pose to him the question: who does he represent?” posed Mr Ngunjiri. The branch officials further warned that they shall not be part of whatever decisions Salat takes without first consulting the party other stakeholders.
Sources at the CORD secretariat said the leaders were concerned about recent police movements into their strongholds, which they feared would be used to distabilise the regions ahead of voter registration exercise. Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery has vowed to deal decisively with the protests.
The MP added that the forum hosted by the governor at Machakos "did not in any way serve the people of Machakos. The only person benefiting from it all is the governor himself because he wants a political mileage.
Mr Towett told journalists in Nakuru town this morning that the commission is targeting to register over 520,000 new voters in the Central Rift region which includes Nakuru, Samburu, Laikipia and Baringo counties.
On Sunday, NTV interviewed the IG, who was hard pressed to explain the rationale of the bodyguards' withdrawal among other security-related blunders. The IG, however, appeared composed as he took the questions, unlike his predecessors who 'breathed fire' in such situations.
In one new case, Concordia Building and Civil Engineering Company Ltd last year received Sh157 million for the partitioning of two floors of the new headquarters of the National Construction Authority at the new Kenya Commercial Plaza in Upper Hill Nairobi.
"I am disappointed that Prof Odebero has abandoned his duties as the County Education Board chairman to engage in dirty politics. Education standards are plummeting under the professor's watch. He has failed to deliver in his mandate."
"What is Joho afraid of? He has 15 guards, plus his cronies in the convoy who each have a gun. The guns each have 15 bullets, which is about 450 bullets in Joho's convoy ... that is an armoury... not for security," he added.
Mr Musyoka is expected to campaign for former Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Farah Maalim, who recently joined his party from ODM as part of the CORD coalition's reorganisation of its political forces in North Eastern region.
Using figures from the Bureau of Statistics, Mr Kiala said there were about 3.9 million Kenyans of Kamba decent in 2009 and basing on this census data, the number grew to approximately 4.6 million in 2016 with a half of the population is aged 19 and above, according to the population structure.
Away from Garissa Town Constituency, Kambas live across Northern Kenya, Coast, Nairobi and parts of Rift Valley, including Nakuru, Narok and Kajiado. If Mr Duale's hate speech is not checked, then members of the Kamba community could face similar wrath in different parts of the country.
Mr Mule said, “We want the top security officials in the country including the Inspector General and the cabinet secretary to swiftly investigate Mr Duale and immediately charge him with political incitement.”
As this website reported early in the week, the police service received 25-state-of-the-art cars. The consignment that was received at the Mombasa Port included pursuit vehicles that Kenya had acquired for the first time.
Nyanza police boss Willy Lugusa said they were on high alert and stand ready to contain the situation should the protests begin. "Our forces have been highly mobilised to go on beat patrols. They are expected to gather more intelligence reports and update the security agencies promptly," he said.
Because of a flawed register, IEBC has been unable to formally publish the final results of the 2013 elections. The registration of voters and the transparency of the register are once more the subject of controversy, with the independence of IEBC in question in the run up to the August elections.
“As a union, we will not sit back and allow politicians to interfere with activities in our schools. We cannot allow you to use goons in pushing and forcing the transfer of some teachers from certain schools,” he said.
Mr Kiuna said he had spent a lot of time pushing for the road to be tendered for construction "only for a lazy contractor to get on site and misuse taxpayers' money". He called on the Nakuru regional roads engineer to inspect ongoing road works regularly to guarantee compliance with set standards.
KUDHEIHA has issued a strike notice for January 9th if the government fails to table a new CBA proposal for negotiations. The union's secretary general Albert Njeru said that they issued a strike notice on December 8, 2016 and they will proceed on strike next Monday unless the government acts.
The ceremony had been planned a dressing down of Joho. According to a speaking schedule of the event shared with us, national government functionaries had planned to give two local MPs Mungaro and Awiti, and cabinet secretary Najib Balala prominent time to warn Joho about his “excessive politicking"
At the same time, the chairman challenged the party to come clear on the amount of money each aspirant will be required to pay as nomination fee to avoid last minute rush which he said might lock out some aspirants who don’t have money.
Section 32 of the Act states that anyone who goes contrary to the law is liable to a fine not exceeding Sh100,000 or five years imprisonment or even both. The KFCB has restrictions on betting, alcohol and contraceptives advertisements which should only be aired during the watershed periods when chil
The embers of tribalism are already there and only need to be ignited by one careless move. The country is stridently divided almost in the middle, and our leaders' unrelenting venomous spiel is only worsening the situation. Poll rigging will take place before, during, and after voting, whichever sy
“This region is full of egocentric leaders who have no community interests at heart but are always politicking to remain relevant. Aren’t those complaining the ones who were crying about the community being locked out of major appointments?" the governor posed.
Mr Nkaissery said early this week that the police will deploy heavily in Mombasa, Kisumu and other hotspots, a statement that CORD supporters read as foretelling targeted police deployment in opposition zones. We could not establish from which country the equipment were sourced.
Most of the dead were secondary school students travelling for the commencement of the new school term that began yesterday. Reports from the scene indicated that 11 passengers died on the spot, with three others losing their lives as they were being ferried to hospitals in the region.
One matatu was headed to Kangundo while the other one belonging to EBTL Sacco was picking up a passenger by the roadside. As the boda boda rider tried to overtake the stationary matatu, it attempted to get back on the road, and together with the oncoming one they smashed the rider in between.
The winner of the tournament, All Stars FC got a trophy and cash prize of Ss10,000, runners up Emulunya Chelsea FC got a trophy and Sh7,000, second runners up Bafanabafana FC got a trophy and Sh5,000 while St. Paul's Mwirembe FC at fourth position got Sh3,000.
A council member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya who spoke to the Kenya Free Press told us that Mr Tarus is recognized in the profession for his diligence in work and high ethics. The Institute runs the KCA University where Mr Tarus served as a deputy vice chancellor.
“I’m sure if the opposition leaders sit with the President they will agree on the best way to solve this issue, Kenya is bigger than an individual,” Mwangangi said.
"The law has now been vindicated and it applies to all public agencies," said Mr Omtata, adding that after the current victory, he would now go after all public officers above the age of 60. "They are many and we are coming for them. The law must apply to the peasant and prince equally," he said.
“It is very wrong if this kind of lawlessness can take place in full glare of both the police and matatu owners. This trend must be reversed and everyone should play their rightful role without compromise,” said Prof Kibwana.
In the beginning of the game, Albanus Katanga of Ikombe scored their first goal of the match on the 64th minute before Wambua Nzioka made his saving score. In the men’s volleyball, Kyua beat Matuu two sets to nothing and against Ikombe, two sets during the semifinals.
The MP also said the Jubilee Party was planning a counter-suit to challenge the suit filed by CORD against the election laws. “The court cannot stop us from legislating unless the laws are unconstitutional and I don’t see anything wrong with us saying that we can use the manual system of voting," he
A source said the DP had asked residents of Elgeyo Marakwet to support the re-election of Kipchumba Murkomen. "There is anxiety that leaders will be imposed on us, and the DP better play his cards well because that would open the region to Gideon Moi, CORD and NASA," said a URP activist from Iten.
"The one who was declared the winner in 2007 was not the winner... We tracked all the results through satellite phones, and as per my records, Raila won the elections." Kibaki's re-election sparked violence that killed at least 1,333 Kenyans and displaced more than 650,000 from their homes.
"We are going to question Speaker Muturi because we don’t understand why he had to take the laws to the Senate,” said Mr Gikaria, adding, "Any other amendments to the election laws must come to the National Assembly and the National Assembly alone.”
The Kenyan CSOs need to reclaim the space that was occupied by Release Political Prisoners, which is currently known as Rights Promotion and Protection Centre, NCEC and Muungano wa Mageuzi among other groups that minced no words while dealing with the then dictatorial Moi regime.
In Migori, only Ms Anne Anyanga and Ochilo Ayako had bought the papers, and two aspirants each for the senatorial and women representative seats. The same level of apathy was registered in parliamentary races in Homa Bay, Kakamega, Vihiga, Mombasa, Kilifi, Nyamira and Taita Taveta counties.
Ronald Ochalu, Anthony Odera and Julius Nyapidi (Angurai S), Benard Papa and Simon Oruchum (Malaba C), Moses Omuse (Angurai S), Leonard Emadau (Chakol N), Barasa Esiba (Angorom), Zakayo Ete (Malaba S), Paul Ibalai (Malaba N) and Martin Idewa and Joel Okomol (Malaba S) will run on Kanu.
"It is sad that such incidences of crime are taking place at an area where police erect roadblocks," said the Matungulu legislator.
"Mr Kenyatta’s handlers see Mr Chiloba as more of Deputy President William Ruto's man, having worked with his legal adviser, Korir Sing’oei," stated the report. The flipside of the logic should be that Mr Chebukati is a better bet for the president's allies.
“Our aim is to have in place a legal and policy framework that will compel both present and future county governments to avail all information relating to public finance expenditure on all projects being undertaken,” said the deputy governor.
Kisumu senator Anyang Nyongo is expected to follow suit early in the new year and drop his gubernatorial ambitions according to well-placed sources at the CORD secretariat. The senators have faced an uphill task running against the governors in their respective counties.
“There is no Phrophet Jeremiah or Moses here, but you are the prophets of our times called by God for a reason to stand on the gap as true representatives of God in this great nation,” said the Bishop.
“This matatu was travelling from Kikima to Machakos and after the tire burst along Nzaini and Kalawani markets, it plunged into a gully killing nine people on the spot,” he said.
“Malombe was ejected out of the venue, he fled with members of the public giving him a chase”, said advocate Kimuli, adding, “One would say it was a deserving dishonour to a man who lacked proper judgement. The family will file formal complaints against the Governor's criminal conduct."
Jubilee MPs adopted a proposal for manual transmission of results which the opposition opposed. Mr Odinga also stood by his initial announcement that the opposition would organise streets protests beginning January 4 to protest Thursday's approval of the contentious amendments.
“Mbisi” is said to have ferried the attackers at night after they posed as customers, only for them to attack him. They dumped his body near a local school where it was discovered the following morning. The deceased's father had sold family land to purchase the bike which lasted only three days.
Local residents have lauded this CBO for the job opportunities it has so far offered to the residents such as water vendors. Several members were rewarded for being active in the CBO while the water vendors were recognized for being active.
Parliament has been particularly notorious. Using its majority in the Houses, the Jubilee administration has used Parliament to pass laws and motions that compromise the interests of the people on whose behalf Parliament exercises the legislative authority of the Republic.
"In Kayole and Mathare, we deal with Mungiki cases on a weekly basis," said a source, explaining that police headquarters have contingency plans to deal with opportunistic violence, but that organised chaos would pose a major challenge for the force.
Oburu represented the constituency between 1994 and 2013, losing the last election simply because he contested for a different seat (the Siaya governorship). He was nominated to Parliament but is now campaigning to reclaim the seat, with the incumbent Ochanda as his main opponent.
Political aspirants from Nakuru County led by their chairman Abdul Noor said parliament should prioritize discussion of matters like the ongoing doctor’s strike which he said is affecting millions of poor Kenyans.
The elder said that Uhuru’s leadership was endorsed by God and should therefore be respected. “There is no king who can be in office without the approval of God and therefore people should respect the president,” he said.
Simba got their consolation goal in the 81st minute through Donald Nandwa. Another Lukale brother by the name Tony was red carded by centre referee Joseph Ambuka during the match after two bookable offences in a feisty encounter with an overall of 8 yellow cards flashed.
The judge however suspended his decision for a period of eight months on grounds that if the current cabinet was to be disbanded, it would create unnecessary tension especially now that the country is preparing for the 2017 General elections.
I can assure the likes of Mr Duale that corruption will come atop the list of major campaign issues. In a nutshell, the national assembly majority leader's unsubstantiated allegations linking CORD leader to poll rigging should be construed as part of Jubilee's wider diversionary political tactics.
In the U.S over the last eight years of unprecedented Republican obstruction, whenever Obama found himself running against a stubborn Congress, he talked to the American people, and always won. If CORD does the same, it will show that it respects us to make rational decisions and it will always win.
"We need to talk to the doctors and understand what they need because they have genuine concerns which need to be addressed instead of threatening them with sacking", said the former NACADA chairman.
The Bill was defeated, Midiwo claimed, after MPs received gifts from cartels working in cahoots with the sector at Serena Hotel in Nairobi. The MP told Radio Mayienga: “I was shocked to be left alone during the tabling of the motion in parliament after MPs pocketed Sh200,000 each."
A security official not authorised to speak to the media told the Kenya Free Press that at least a dozen people were rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital. The fireworks were conducted by the Kenyatta International Convention Centre, which was celebrating early Christmas, according to the official.
At the centre of the disputes was the proposal by the Justice Committee led by Ainabkoi MP Samuel Chepkong’a to amend the Elections Act and provide for a manual backup system for the voting, transmission and tallying of election results.
In the second half, David Kruiger managed to calm the impatient home fans through his 52nd minute screamer and the winner in the 63rd minute courtesy of a penalty. In the other match Emalindi FC was the first to score through defender Charles Ombwayo in the 20th minute .
"We need to be told why the officers based at Mutenkuar GSU Camp and Kilgoris GK Prison did not fire even a single shot to scare away the gangsters who had a field day terrorising our people before getting away on motorbikes,’’ said Mr Ali.
Mr Musyimi takes a different view, saying that national government representatives, the local provincial administration, the National Land Commission, and Lands cabinet secretary Jacob Kaimenyi had joined Mr Wambora and Kivuti in dispossessing some landowners.
Mr Manyara dared the MP to rejoin KANU if he was "man enough", saying that Jubilee elected officials were ready to work with him only if he toed the line. They warned Mr Ngunjiri against working with KANU to destabilise Jubilee, which they said was determined to win all elective seats in Nakuru Coun
Bahati OCPD Edward Masibo said that police have begun investigations into the matter. He said that another boy aged 13 years was cut on the shoulder as he attempted to flee. He was rushed to Nakuru Level Five Hospital where he is undergoing treatment.
The Elders in their statement appear fed-up with Mr Ruto and want him to campaign separately, specifically in Rift Valley where they feel Jubilee is losing immense support ahead of the polls. They say Mr Ruto is overly aggressive and has polarised regions with swing votes that may benefit Jubilee.
The governor's campaign to popularize his PNU in his opponent's backyard represented a new height of the contest for the Meru governorship. "The Presidency cannot rotate within two regions forever. It should move to another region in 2022, but I will be supporting Uhuru’s re-election in 2017".
"Things are not well here and we must speak out. We are mixing the 2017 with the 2022 politics and this is something that will make us fail. We cannot allow people accused of stealing government money to come and use the money to bribe others as we head to the elections," said the agitated MP.
“The two have to sit down and iron it out for them to take that CBA to be registered by the court. Unless they do that, the courts will not register it, so that is where the stalemate is, and we have been trying to really urge the two to breach that gap,” Ms Kandie appealed.
A teacher’s union official in Kwale Town said: “What has happened in this county is phenomenal. There is no question that Mvurya is the best governor in the entire Coast, he is effective and reachable to the people,” said the official.
The county has tarmacked 75 kilometres of rural roads. Mr Akaranga’s administration has also seen the establishment of the first university in Vihiga. He has refurbished early childhood education centres, dispensaries, youth polytechnics, and improved service delivery at Mbale Referral Hospital.
The driver of the fire engine was trying to scare away the protesters who wanted to set a county vehicle ablaze before tragedy struck. The lot, which barricaded roads leading to the market, accused Governor Malombe’s government of illegally demolishing a source of their livelihood.
He outlined the accomplishments of NYS: the employment of over 91,334 cohorts spread over 21 constituencies across the country, expending Sh5.4 billion of which Sh3.4 billion went to direct wages, while the balance went towards savings. He also said the youth had mobilized Sh1.4 billion in savings.
In 2009, following the bank's IPO, Business Daily reported that the bank's top managers, including the chairman, CEO and some executive directors had become "instant multimillionaires", indicating the scope of wealth they had accrued due to their positions.
The bishops stressed the need for peaceful elections, voicing concern about “the resurgence of violence, confrontational languages and hate speeches.” They warned such habits could return the country to the period of 2007-2008 when civil conflict became a real concern.
Other reports indicated that Mwangangi was killed during the demonstration which was organized by Ngilu in the town. “Ngilu and Mwangangi were holding hands when the speeding fire engine truck appeared. Her bodyguard shoved her as the truck swept off the ex-mayor and sped-off”, said a witness.
Until the last election, Matungulu was part of the larger Kangundo constituency, and leaders from the two regions have hailed both men for the gallant contributions they made towards the community and their love for education.
Being alive to the emergence of NASA, and the real challenge of corruption that has made most of his supporters lose confidence in his administration, the president is irrefutably smelling a political defeat from far into the horizon.
Governor Paul Chepkwony signed the agreement with representatives of Kanoria Group at a public event in Sigowet. “This project will transform both the economic and social life of our local farmers and ultimately contribute to the strengthening of our overall economy as a county,” said Prof. Chepkwon
The politician's shift to Nairobi is part of a new effort by Kamba leaders to revive their historical role in Nairobi, where Kambas went head-to-head with Luos, Kikuyus and Luyias. At independence, the fiery J.D Kali, an ally of Jaramogi, won the Embakasi seat (then called Nairobi East).
"One is left wondering the rationale behind the recent invitation by the Party for prospective candidates for all elective positions to submit their applications, if the Party nominees for certain positions, including but not limited to Kibra Constituency has already been arbitrarily decided beforeh
Africa Gender and Media Initiative Programme manager, Gladys Kiio, asked the media to be discreet when using images or footage and pictures and avoid identifiable information. “Present the subject in a way that upholds their dignity,” Ms Kioo said.
The MP also asked the electorate to avoid 'groupthink' in choosing leaders, saying larger identities like the "Kalenjin" made it harder for people to pursue their common interests. He said the better identity in electoral politics for Kalenjin communities should be to think as distict sub-tribes.
According to the Sunday Nation, three politicians were dispatched to beseech Mr Mudavadi not to accompany Mr Odinga during the Laikipia rally. Mr Mudavadi had been invited by Raila for Laikipia North MP Mathew Lempurkel's homecoming party.
“There is no silver bullet for addressing youth unemployment. The issue is too big for any single donor to solve or fund,” Mission Director Freeman said, adding, “By working with private and public partners, we are pooling our expertise and resources to provide practical solutions.”
This incensed some youths aligned to the current MP who became rowdy and chaotic, forcing the event to be stopped for a while as police intervened to restore calm and the event went on. However, Mr Maweu was quick to respond saying that the projects were of good to the community.
Some members were locked out of the voting venue with only Jubilee Party registered political aspirants being allowed in to participate. Police were forced to lobby teargas to disperse rowdy crowds who had gathered outside the party offices and who were trying to force their way into the venue.
"It is for the above reasons that we, the disciplinary committee recommend that the member be deemed to have resigned from WDMK in terms of section 14 (5) of the political parties Act," read part of the recommendations.
“It is not guaranteed that KANU will back Uhuru in 2017. Neither has it been decided that we are going to back anybody at the moment. All presidential candidates including Uhuru will have to come and talk to us and tell us why they need our support,” he said.
“County governments must pass laws that will ensure that part of the levies collected from issuance of alcohol manufacturing and selling licenses are used in investing in rehab facilities and services within the counties," said Mr Mututho.
Mombasa county commissioner Evans Achoki was forced to cut short the President's speech following the altercation that lasted nearly 30 minutes. Mr Achoki's frantic call to the crowd to observe a moment of silence for those killed in the Karai, Naivasha accident was not heeded.
The messages reflect the leader's evolving pitch. In 2013, Uhuru ran on the platform of change, a break from the older generation. Raila, in a coalition with Kibaki, championed continuity on a number of fronts, including Kenya's support for the ICC. He now prefers change, and Uhuru the status quo.
It is indeed unfortunate that the most important day in our national calendar should be disrupted by the natural elements. The entertainment section had to be shelved entirely as the masses were being drenched. A good number of those on the dais had no protection over their heads too.
Mr Kiama condemned the police action, saying. "The state purposed to attack its citizens whose only crime was to express their love for the restoration of the Republic to what it ought to be."
I want to caution those members of the International Community taking these actions that the Kenyan people do not look kindly on such actions. I urge all Kenyans to reject such interference. This is our country, and no one should ever try and control our choices for their selfish interests.
"Patriots like Jomo Kenyatta and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga; Tom Mboya and Makhan Singh; Masinde Muliro and Paul Ngei; Bildad Kaggia and Achieng’ Oneko set aside their differences, and joined hands to overthrow the colonial order," he said.
The transfer of power, especially in West Africa, is sending signals that our citizens, who have seen and endured so much pain and betrayal, are marching ahead, sadder but wiser and will not allow the continent to revert to dictatorship, presidents for life and unconstitutional stays in office.
"When we (a section of MPs) went to State House few months ago, some people said we had gone to auction the Kamba community politically. But now everyone can see how much the region has benefited in terms of development," said the Yatta legislator.
A senior official in Jama’s office told the Kenya Free Press that the two leaders were working on a partnership where ODM will not nominate candidates in areas where the Wiper Party is strong. The same thinking has been well received in Mr Odinga’s campaign secretariat, the chief officer told us.
Despite the high costs of transporting fuel by road such transport costs, parking charges, driver charges, trailer tear and wear, insurance and weighbridge costs, the marketers still end up making more money. "Much more money that allows them to compromise NTSA officials to look the other side."
It is likely, therefore, that Kalonzo may opt out of CORD, or even the new alliance, should he miss the presidential ticket especially with Raila Odinga being considered the favourite candidate
"The MP is being tormented by this money. In all fairness, he is very forthright to admit that he was paid the amount because many others from the region are known to have taken money for the same purposes and never declared it."
“Owing to the high turnout witnessed today by those submitting forms, the Commission advises those still waiting to submit the forms to do so tomorrow, (Friday) at any IEBC office countrywide,” he stated.
It was a disgusting scene where the hawker who defied arrest sought to lie on the pavement, but the askaris kept dragging him forward. The man kept screaming to attract sympathy from the public, but onlookers milled around the area only to observe the unfolding torture as a form of entertainment.
On devolution Ruto blamed the national government for most of the problems bedeviling the devolved units saying that most county governments are unable to offer critical services because of the little money they get from the national government.
His war against Mr Munya is seen as an attempt to block the governor from national politics, his endorsement of Chuka town as the headquarters of Tharaka Nithi being interpreted as open favouritism to Hon. Muthomi Njuki, who is running for the Tharaka Nithi governorship in 2017
The former cabinet minister was escorted to Raila’s Capitol Hill offices by Mombasa Governor and ODM deputy leader Ali Hassan Joho, who is the party’s kingpin in the Coast region. Mr Mwakwere later joined Mr Odinga, Mr Joho and other party officials for a group photo.
The civil society organisations, under the National Integrity Alliance banner, consists of Transparency International Kenya, the Association of Citizens Against Corruption, Associate Director, Society for International Development, and Angaza Writers.
"We smell mischief in this because there are civil servants who are yet to resign by February and still have to comply with this new law meaning they will be locked out of the elections," said Mr Wambua.
He also opposed the Elections Campaign Financing Act No.42 of 2013, noting these laws add no significant value to leaders’ capabilities to lead and manage the affairs of this country.
The Kitui County Health and Sanitation Minister, Ruth Koki Mwanzia, urged the local people to go for the HIV/AIDS testing. “Go for the testing to know your status. We have qualified medics in our county to do the testing,” the minister said.
Sources close to the governor confided to us that he was indeed denied the visa when he sought to travel to the United States to attend an important event. The U.S. embassy is reported not to have given any reasons for the denial. The embassy issued visas for others who travelled for the event.
No! I am not asking you to steal your neighbor's chicken or snatch someone's land. I am asking you to go and filch the big bucks. Millions, and if you can, billions of hard cash....from the public.
The status quo in Mandera cannot be maintained. The Ali Roba administration is a disaster in management of public resources and public administration. I shall keep you posted with further more shocking revelations of the plunder in our county under a clueless administration.
Let us die seeking the true social, political and economic justice for our people. Anyone propagating a Jubilee agenda in Meru is not sincere and is against the wishes of the Meru Community. We vote in faith, we live in tears and we begin the cycle of campaigns in bitterness.
“The DP should learn from former President Moi. Moi never abused Luyia leaders like Ruto is doing, and if he thinks this is how he will earn the votes of Luyia community he has missed the formula. Ruto should respect Musalia Mudavadi, Moses Wetangula, na hata mimi anafaa aniheshimu (even I deserve r
“You have come here 22 times since the last election,” an agitated Lonyangapuo, a Kanu member, told the DP whom he accused of engaging in “unnecessary local wars” when his priority should be to win Jubilee votes in 2017.
The governor has rebelled against a declaration by Jubilee supporters from Mandera that he should not contest for re-election in 2017. The resolution about inter-clan power-sharing, passed by elders from the clans, applied to Jubilee candidates since all its identified officials were from the Jubile
“Mr Odinga’s public association with leaders like Mr Awiti with whom the voters have publicly expressed their displeasure is sending wrong signals about the party’s readiness to conduct free and fair nominations.”
Marakwet ODM chairman Samuel Chemweno, who was one of the protest’s organisers, is the one who invited opposition leader Odinga to the area. During Mr Odinga’s tour of the region, he addressed rallies at Chesongoch and Moiben among other areas.
The city is chocking with problems associated with high population. Poverty and unemployment, pollution, traffic congestion, housing crisis and insecurity have rebounded with greater effect. Despite lofty promises, the city administration has not built a single housing unit to address housing shorta
“While the political template remains exactly the same, many now realise that the harder they work, the poorer they become,” said the activist, who believes the president’s silence on the Afya House scandal catalysed a new understanding of Jubilee corruption in the region.
The Reverend was particularly appreciative to Kangundo Level 5 Hospital and Kakuyuni Hospital, recently refurbished by the county government, which assisted the program with nutritionists, pharmacists, nurses as well as equipments used during the free medical camp.
“Despite the voters’ limited understanding of parliamentary procedures, they can see that the senators have been running a smear campaign against governors for their selfish interests,” said the analyst, who expected the rebuff against senators to affect both sides of the political divide.
Before the trip, there were fears that CORD leader Raila Odinga’s rising popularity across the country would compromise the president’s re-election chances should voters in Central Kenya not turn up in large numbers during the upcoming 2017 elections.
Mr Musyoka jetted out of the country on Monday evening to Kuala Lumpur with other Wiper Party members to attend the 66th United Malays National Organization Conference (UMNO), 2016 Annual General Assembly.
Ten other aspirants have also declared interest in the position, among them radio presenter Joshua arap Sang, former minister Noah Wekesa, former school principal Cosmas Nabungolo, Martin Nangole, Bethwel Kirior, Festus Mukoya, Joel Gesuka and Jane Wamboi.
On the Marakwet-Pokot conflict, Mr Musiambo said that normalcy had returned after the government launched a major operation in which 100 National police service reservists have been incorporated from Marakwet West, Marakwet East and East Pokot.
Mututho and Kinyanjui are former members of parliament for Naivasha and Nakuru Town constituencies respectively. They are both are pegging their hopes of ousting Mr Mbugua on the three major things which include: Unfulfilled campaign promises, exaggerated wage bill, corruption and underdevelopment.
Dr Lagat while launching a post-harvest maize development project “Zuia Njaa na Gunia tano kwa kila Jamii” campaign in Kapsabet last week, said he was confident of flooring his opponents.
“We have tried to talk David into quitting the race in vain. Everyone in the family knows his campaign is going nowhere, and two of them running would leave a sour taste in the mouth of many constituents,” said an uncle to the brothers.
Mr Mathuki echoed the Wiper legislators' words that the ODM leaders public endorsement for Raila was slowly going to bring disintegration of the coalition if not checked. "Joho is not even a member of the CORD management board, therefore he has no mandate of endorsing a candidate in public on behalf
When the CORD leader's entourage arrived, there was no county government official to receive him, prompting Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho to play the host.
Governor Mutua will have to defend his seat from Wavinya and Kiala who may have massive support based on the fact that Mutua has been earlier accused of mismanagement of county resources and barely survived imminent impeachment.
"This is the agenda of Jubilee to paint CORD as disunited since they already have a flag bearer but they should know it's not just about having a flag bearer but what agenda you have for Kenya," Mr Wetangula said.
“Our work is to make the good environment for you to gain something,” said Mr Mahmud, who was accompanied by the county tourism assistant director Hezron Mulatya.
ODM sources also say Senator Johnson Muthama, following his recent dressing down by Mr Musyoka for allegedly working with his Siaya counterpart James Orengo in campaigning for Mr Odinga at the expense of his party boss, might be considering joining ODM or an Ukambani regional party to ally with ODM.
Dr Mutua is also accused of promoting his Maendeleo Chap Chap party using county funds by putting up sign posts with his portrait. "According to Article 75 of the constitution, any public officer should delink matters of personal interest with public interest hence the governor has broken this law,
"The only card that had been left in Dr Mutua's hands was that of bribing a significant number of MCAs to opt out of the debate ahead of the D-day," a source privy to the dealings told the Kenya Free Press.
“We are hoping they will all acquire voters’ cards plus others who shall have acquired IDs before the start of the Mass Voter Registration 2 on 20th December, 2016," he said, decrying that poor turnout and low registration is hindering the county's residents from fully participating in the electoral
Already Ethiopia has withdrawn its soldiers from Somalia and Uganda is contemplating doing the same. Kenyans deserve real answers and an honest debate on the KDF in Somalia beyond the media and government narrative.
Mr Mutura said the local administration had deployed an expanded security force in the area and appealed to the residents not to retaliate in case of attacks so that the government can deal with the crimes so far committed as a matter of law and order.
The assembly had been plunged into constitutional crisis following the Jubilee parties’ merger while its members claimed both minority and majority positions. While Ford Kenya had the most number of MCAs followed by URP and New Ford Kenya, the latter two had ganged up to claim both positions.
The boy had sustained serious injuries in the head from which he couldn’t survive, according to a family source. There were plans to take the lady, who has had mental problems for seven years, to a mental hospital.
The MP was delighted that Mr Orengo had bought ODM nomination papers as was reported by the Kenya Free Press, confirming the long-held expectations that the Siaya senator would contest the governorship. He said Mr Rasanga couldn't bring leaders from Siaya together for the development of the region.
The event at Nyamagenga Primary School in Kuria East sub-county last Thursday created a new dynamic in the race for the governorship, reflecting a change of heart by Kuria community elders who had endorsed Governor Obado in 2013.
Speakers at the event took issue with corruption in the Jubilee government and declared their readiness to unite to ensure President Uhuru Kenyatta loses re-election in the next elections.
The former MP is also credited with unbiased allocation of cdf bursaries for secondary and tertiary students, facilitation of resettlement our people in Jaldesa and Qupi qalo boreholes and upgrading of roads to allow free movement of vehicles both in Jaldesa and Qupi Qalo areas.
Governor Mbugua faces opposition from former NACADA chairman John Mututho while women representative position has attracted incumbent Mary Mbugua and Grace Kibuku. Hardly other parties have shown interest in countrywide positions, indicating their recognition of the hard battle they could face.
The former Environment minister’s role in the shaping Musila alliance has come at some cost to his familial relationships. The senatorial race, for which he supports Mr Kilonzo, his former opponent for Kitui West parliamentary seat, pits Mr Kilonzo against Mr Nyeze’s brother-in-law Enoch Wambua.
There are no easy ways to fix Nairobi’s problems, and even a hardworking would have had to put great effort to turn the capital city around. But there are many easy ways of making things worse, and Nairobi’s failures over the last four years stop at the doorstep of one man: Governor Evans Kidero.
Throughout the stormy meeting, area District Cooperatives Officer Richard Mulela, who also got his share of accusation for allegedly covering up the perceived culprits, remained tight-lipped as he watched the unfolding drama.
The government was also urged to involve more women in leadership and administration. "Where women have been involved in administration, there has been positive responses," said Ms Roseline Kahumba, HelpAge International Network and Partnership advisor.
“I am appealing to citizens to contact chiefs, MCAs and other government officials to ensure that we get information in time,” he said, adding, ”Anyone who is well off or is a government official found to be taking or selling relief food will be arrested and prosecuted”.
There are those think that, just like with Kisumu senator Prof. Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o who is also interested in the governorship, Mr Orengo’s absence from the national scene would imperil that Raila Odinga’s campaigns as he make a final stab at the presidency.
Mr Nzioka, who was to appear before court yesterday, used a bed sheet to end his life barely hours before his presentation in court. His body was discovered by police officers who were taking the early morning rollcall.
“We care about NRT’s work in Coastal and Northern Kenya because it is led and governed by communities with a shared vision of protecting ecosystems and promoting peace for a better future,” said Ambassador Godec.
Speaking to press in Nyakwere market in Karachuonyo sub county, area assistant chief Mr. Pancras Lumumba noted that a number of widows have been abandoned after bearing children with the said professional inheritors who are on the move for “green pastures”.
The school, headed by veteran educationist Jonathan Muli, posted extremely impressive results in last year's KCPE examination, with dozens of candidates securing places in leading national schools.
Incidentally, two of Mr Langat’s top opponents who are driving the campaign against him are his former students: Sylvanus Maritim and Dominic Too (the latter whose abbreviated name has made many to call him Donald Trump).
"And by this ceremony, we speak blessings and declare that our own son here has all it takes to capture the Kangundo seat. As for us we are committed to rally our support to our warrior unto ultimate success," Chairman Timothy Musembi told a cheering crowd.
Mr Langat’s relationship with the DP could boost his chances, but pundits see the race as a three-way contest between Eng Kirui, Mr Bett and incumbent Chepkwony. Former NSSF CEO Richard Langat is seen as positioning himself as a potential running mate to one of the top aspirants.
Out of the county’s seven parliamentary seats, Wiper members hold four, and all have thrown their weight behind Mr Musila. The other three: Rachel Nyamai (Kitui South), Joe Mutambu (Mwingi Central) and John Munuve (Mwingi North) have joined the ruling Jubilee Party.
In Chesogo on the Pokot/Marakwet border, some residents have been forced to live in caves in fear of attackers who come for ther livestock. The government has had to transfer the top security officials from the region.
The Kalenjin community is also laying a stake on the seat, accusing the president’s party TNA of having taken all other seats in Nakuru with the exception of Kuresoi North and South.
“The process of procuring BVR kits could be unnecessarily lengthy and open to manipulation. Rigging begins in the procurement of electoral materials and registration of voters,” he said.
“It was all about who is supporting who for the position of governor and nothing about a cash handout from the executive as alleged. Moreover some of the MCAs were even drunk and could not sustain the argument which required sobriety prompting the fight as others hurled expletives," said Mr Kaula.
He said the project established in 2012 had been conceived to improve food security and foster peace between Marakwet and Pokot communities living in the are. With the recent intensity of violence, he said: “Our focus will now be on brokering peace between warring communities in the area”.
Mr Geni, being the incumbent, is the candidate to beat on the ODM side. From Jubilee, Mr Nyamoko is the clear frontrunner. He was recently appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta to the team to campaign for Jubilee in Nyamira County.
“These are corrupt people in the executive who are notorious for corruption at the expense of service delivery to the people. They are pushing Ms. Agwa to help them execute their dirty tricks which she has refused to,” Mr Gaya said at a press conference in Homa Bay town.
Now, the Taitas, who are the majority, say Mruttu has failed and the seat should cross to the other side, hence Mr Mwadegu’s candidature, but the Tavetas who support Mruttu argue the pact was for two terms. Mr Mwazo is a Sagala.
In Moiben, Raila was received rapturously, sending clear signal to Jubilee that is busy warding off filthy flies of corruption riddling the regime, that he is gaining more popularity in the Rift Valley, contrary to popular opinion.
The economy is still hovering at around five percent. It also guaranteed five million jobs over a five year period. Three years down the line, not even half of those jobs have been delivered. A staggering 70 percent of young people remain jobless.
The Lydia-Soipan battle is expected to go down to the wire, as both are in Jubilee coalition enjoying the support of President Uhuru and deputy president William Ruto respectively.
"The last domino in Gikuyu country has fallen with @MarthaKarua now backing @UKenyatta and Jubilee. The tribe once again TRUMPS nation," wrote Prof. Makau Mutua, a close friend of Ms Karua's who also contributed to multiparty struggles.
In the past few months, Matungulu sub county has been hit by a wave of insecurity involving burglary, theft and break-ins and the DCC urged the residents to give any information they may have to the police to help improve security in the area.
If the DP can develop a consensus there, he can begin to define Kipsigis interests in this election. Right now, many Kipsigis like Maasai feel let down by Governor Tunai but a tribal consensus can be developed through a narrative that sidesteps performance," said the politician.
Sossion has been instrumental in building labour solidarity in Kenya, leading a one-man struggle towards greater involvement by trade unions in politics. He was the force behind the formation of TUC-Ke as a second national labour centre and counterweight to the pliant COTU.
Recounting his ordeal, Mr Kiplangat said that after Mr Wang hit him with the electric torch, he fell down unconscious and recovered his senses in the police cells. He said the officers denied him medication in custody and threatened him with sacking from his employer.
Reports that a total of 46 MCAs out of 59 had also signed up to support a forthcoming impeachment motion planned against Dr Mutua appears to be the final nail on the coffin with regard to his reign in power.
In a blunt personal attack on Waiguru, Ruto on Sunday accused the former CS — now a candidate for Kirinyaga governor — of subjecting the country to "cat-walking" when “it's clear public money has been lost”.
The National Drought Management Authority says the worst situation at the moment is "alarm", and only three counties within coast region (Kwale, Kilifi and Lamu) had reached it. The Authority had mapped out all the hotspots of famine in the affected counties.
“In Kwale they picked Mvurya and Zainab who were initially in ODM. In Kilifi they picked Mung’aro, who is also from ODM. Shahbal was in ODM and moved to Wiper. Why not me yet I have been TNA, JAP and Jubilee?” she posed.
To kick start the procurement of these projects, the Ministry of Transport Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development and the National Treasury has planned and investor conference in mid-November.
Although main concern about the police concern the election, peace campaigners have expressed anxiety at the ease with which officers open fire in informal neighbourhoods in Nairobi and poor regions of Kenya. Last night, suspected police officers shot to death a cobbler in Maringo Estate.
Mr Kiala says if elected, his first priority will be to dismantle the existing corruption cartels in Machakos County Government which he claims have led to the loss of tax payers’ billions of shillings in revenue.
The chairman said that the only way to have their voice heard would be withholding their taxes to the county. “While we have been paying revenue to the county ever since, we have got nothing in return so we have decided not to pay any more dues until our issues are addressed,” he said.
He assured the members that President Uhuru Kenyatta and a number of county governors have pledged to support the group's activities. He expressed pleasure at president's and the governors' pledges, saying: "Let us be patient as we wait for the support from them."
The sources say Dr Mailu has engaged in a fierce battle with remnants of his predecessor James Macharia’s administration who have tried to influence tendering even after the reshuffle that saw Macharia taken to the Transport and Infrastructure docket.
The appointment of Treasury insiders for the delicate assignment, where the president’s relatives have been accused of getting lucrative government tenders irregularly, will be seen as part of a whitewash exercise.
He also said, "Lakini mganga hawezi kuona haya.. yake ni vile ataincite wananchi ili wakasirike, si kuwapea suluhu, kwa sababu hiyo ndio siasa yake (a witch doctor has no shame... all he wants is to cause citizens to be angry, not to give them solutions, because that is his style of politics").
Both were critically injured, and they were rushed to the mission hospital for emergency treatment. Senior police officials from both Kericho and Bomet counties visited the scene and interviewed witnesses.
Tuk Tuk association chairman Chrispinus Opondo said his members lost jobs. These kinds of issues are given a tribal tinge in a city where the various tribes have coexisted till the last elections.
Among those who spoke were the incumbent governor Daniel Waithaka, former permanent secretary for internal security Francis Kimemia, Dr Moses Ndirangu Kiarie and Dr Simon Kanyingi. Mr Kimemia is seen as the main opponent for the governor, who is also seeking re-election.
However, Kanu lacks charismatic grassroots-oriented leaders, Moi’s advisers believe, who can go toe-to-toe with the egotistical campaigning of the deputy president, hence their outreach to Mr Kimaiyo and Cheruiyot among other leaders.
The National Drought Management Authority Kwale head Roman Shera says the county had received Sh6.5 million to handle the situation. He warned residents to be prepared as the drought could still go on up to November and December.
This comes after Coast Regional Coordinator Nelson Marwa banned the distribution of food stuffs by the County government of Mombasa to all candidates doing exams in a bid to curb exam leakages.
“We have watched in dismay as Jubilee continues to abet blatant corruption and gross misrule, casting doubt on the ability of the President and his Deputy to govern this country with the required ethics and constitution”, said Senator Omar.
The CEO announced that entry forms for the film making competition were available on' Machakos Fest' Website and urged more people to register for the competition which accepts short locally produced films of seven minutes duration.
Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has dispatched a special team to assess the famine situation in the county and commissioned the distribution of seeds, fertilizers and other farm inputs in the county.
“What this talk confirms is that the views of other Kenyans, our worries about corruption and ethnicity, it all doesn’t matter, the two tribes have the sole right to rule Kenya. These people think they are smart, but smart people sometimes run out of ideas. We could be looking at one such situation.
Moreover, after seeing the abject disappointment that former CJ Mutunga, in whom reform-minded Kenyans had invested enormous hope, turned out to be, any CJ who isn't openly partisan and does not go around raising people's hopes is good enough.
He said he was contented being a man of the cloth and called on wellwishers to come out and help boost the Global Elderly Vision to be able to reach out to the elderly and other needy people in the villages.
The company has set up an 80MW medium speed diesel power plant in Athi River. The area District Education Officer Joseph Kiema as well as the school's headteacher Patrick Muthee promised to utilize the availed resources to ensure the school's performance improved.
While Kisii has been perceived as a battleground region, ODM has gained in popularity there in recent years and the by-election, according to analysts, could foreshadow a 2017 election in which Kisii voters would punish pro-Jubilee leaders.
The governor launched the project without any idea where funds for it would come from, and without any study as to its viability. Some projects that have been successfully implemented ended up to be white elephants or conduits for looting taxpayers' money.
Jubilee top leaders recognise that Mr Munya is capable of upending the president's re-election strategy due to his combative politics and influence in Meru, which is believed to be stronger than that enjoyed by current Meru senator Kiraitu Murungi, who is Jubilee's ally against Munya.
Should Mama Rose win the seat, she would enter the history books as the first woman to represent Kangundo, whose previous MPs include freedom fighter Paul Ngei, Joseph Kimeu Ngutu, Joseph Wambua Mulusya, Moffat Maitha, and most recently Johnstone Muthama (now Machakos Senator) and incumbent Kyengo.
An experienced civil servant, she was previously in the Ministry of Tourism when the ministry was involved in an even bigger scandal over the inflation of cost for the construction of Ronald Ngala Utalli College.
After the president's updated news of his departure on Facebook, thousands of Kenyans responded angrily, with many asserting that the trip was an escape from the crisis over the loss of Sh5 billion scandal where the president's family members and confidants have featured prominently.
"One of them grew up lacking nothing, therefore he cannot believe that the looting is going on. He is totally blind to it. The other is the rogue peasant’s child, who is determined to become super rich without any regard to societal values and principles," the senator said.
The Kenya Free Press has learnt that Sundales International Limited was registered only on 12 September 2013, and within the next few months it had been awarded contracts worth Sh272 million by the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (KEMSA) alone.
The government also pushed back against the veracity of the interim audit report. The director for social media at State House, Dennis Itumbi, wrote Facebook posts promoting the line that the interim audit report was a mere management letter to diffuse the crisis.
She cleared her bedding at 6.30am as usual to leave room for businesses, but workers reporting at Mt Kenya University building noticed her staggering, baby carried on her side, and at close range they saw her bloodied face and traces of what looked like semen on her clothes and legs.
The chairperson of the hawkers’ association, Agnes Mulela, described the suffering they had undergone after being kicked out of the market and thanked the NLC for intervening.
Mr Nkaissery said the establishment of unit along the Kenya Somalia border will boost security along the neighbouring towns including Mandera and Lamu prone to terrorist attacks due to the porous Kenya- Somalia border.
Mr Odinga had campaigned for the ODM candidate personally in the last campaign day, accompanied by Governor David Nkediaye and Kajiado East parliamentary aspirant George Lianto Kimite who are the leading ODM organisers in the county, along with the MP for Kajiado Central, Elijah Memusi.
“This party is about a generational statement of change. Kenyans are tired of political parties that are nothing more than special purpose vehicles to elect selfish leaders or enclaves designed to protect tribal interests at the expense of the national good”.
The chaos erupted after claims of voter bribery by Mr Okenye at Mochengo polling station which did not go well with the electorate. The MCA, who was elected on an ODM ticket, had been campaigning forthe Jubilee candidate Mr Magoma.
Ms Nyaundi added that they will ensure that before the end of the year they will have made legislative changes to ensure that the law caters for male and female as well as intersex gender.
“I have huge experience having served as your MP for five years and also having served as Uhuru’s adviser, I will serve you better than you have ever seen,” said Kuttuny at Mukuyu.
According to the recently-concluded classification of hotels by the Tourism Regulatory Authority, the region has only one hotel rated as a four-star - the Boma Inn owned by the Kenya Red Cross. The hotel is located in Elgon View Estate on the outskirts of Eldoret Town.
He said he would soon invite the deputy president William Ruto to tour Mombasa and raise funds for the youths who would like to start businesses.
The senator's meetings were deemed as Kanu political campaigns by the government-allied leaders, hence their absence. Prof. Lonyangapuo, who has recently been crowned Pokot political spokesman, is in a do-or-die battle against the West Pokot governor who has since decamped to Jubilee.
This latest attack coming in wake of the Kerio Valley killings demands that national government discard outdated security and policing models. County based policing and law enforcement system is needed that effectively addresses local security challenges informed by local dynamics and conditions.
According to KFCB Chief Executive Ezekiel Mutua, the Centre will be a one stop-shop for the creative industry in Kenya and will provide subsidized services and facilities for the creative arts industry, including training on entrepreneurship, mentorship, production and classification.
"I cannot ask for more security for Mandera. There are enough personnel but they cannot patrol because of fear. We have to look for them and ask why they cannot protect the people," he said.
Due to its proximity to Somalia, Mandera is a hotbed of Al Shabaab militants, accounting for more than half of the group’s attacks since 2011, even though the group’s most deadly attacks have been on Nairobi and Garissa targets.
The demos started from six o’clock in the morning but police from the nearby Administration Police Training College and the General Service Unit responded quickly and dispersed the youths before arresting the MCA together with some protesters.
Mr Kioko was not pleased with what was happening in his marriage and even informed a relative who lives in Ruai of what his wife had threatened to do and announced that he would rather kill his own children than letting them go.
However, unlike Mr Uhuru who vied for a constituency seat in Central Kenya, Mr Kenneth's entry into the cosmopolitan Nairobi caused jitters among non-Kikuyu Jubilee supporters in the capital who perceived it as part of a plan to block Nairobi senator Mike Sonko's ascension to the sea
His joining the Jubilee coalition rekindled history of President Uhuru's own defection from his role as opposition leader to President Kibaki's supporter, which placed him in line of succession in Central Kenya.
“Mr Mudavadi has indicated unambiguously to Mr Odinga that he would be happy to take the Nairobi governorship as part of a new opposition alliance,” the source said, adding that the sticking point at this point was power-sharing in western Kenya.
The new chairperson is currently the chair of the Strathmore University Council and the Human Resources Committee of the Board.
Upon their arrival in the country, the 534 IDPs were given Sh100,000 to start off their lives in a place where they had left seven years ago and the remaining money was to be channeled a few weeks later.
Mr Uhuru further lamented that the country is still divided by ethnicity and he called on all Kenyans to focus on unity, cohesion and prosperity because those who fought for independence embraced this.
“Maize consumption in Kenya is about 3.2 million bags per month, coming to about 40 Million bags annually. This Year (2016), we expect to get 34 million bags from the long rains harvest which is currently underway.
"The NGO Cordination Board has faced numerous challenges in the execution of its mandate. In view of the above circumstances, I have today dissolved the board of the NGO Cordination Board,"
“The posture of helplessness doesn’t inspire the war against corruption. What is then the message to ordinary Kenyans? That they should live with corruption that takes away their livelihood?” asked Mr Mudavadi.
He announced the new measures to arrest the escalating cases of terror attacks in Kenya and said the country will not withdraw from Somalia until peace shall have been restored in Somalia.
“We have a budget of Sh26 billion to ensure that our police force is well equipped to deal with terrorism, radicalization, cattle rustling, inter-tribal clashes and organized criminal gang attacks which are the main challenges we are facing.”
The president's declaration came more than six hours before the National Assembly unanimously voted to have Justice David Maraga appointed Chief Justice after a two and half hour debate.
The grand finale will be Thursday, when President Uhuru Kenyatta dedicates all the three monuments as part of national celebrations to mark Mashujaa Day, Kenya's national holiday for honouring heroes.
To actualize the vision, Kibwana said the county had lined up several initiatives including establishment of a county revenue authority, development of private-public partnerships and establishment of a county investment, marketing and promotion as well as legal and policy framework.
The chairman of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission Francis ole Kaparo pointed out that almost all speakers had shown a collective sense of helplessness, and urged everyone to take up their responsibilities seriously and stop complaining.
The Wiper Party leader and former foreign affairs minister is also recognized for spearheading dialogue between Sudan and former rebel group South Sudan Liberation Movement that culminated into the signing of a Comprehensive Peace Agreement.
The celebrations are being held out of Nairobi for the first time after the introduction of a rotational programme for cities to host the events. The Machakos meetings will focus on peace, unity and development.
Armed crime had peaked in the region for months, but October brought a temporary lull that, from the look of things, has come to an end. In the latest incident, armed gangsters attacked business premises at Koma shopping centre last weekend, seriously injuring three night guards.
A school of thought has also sprung up questioning his commitment to 'progressive' causes. Accordingly, the judge's absence in the struggles for multiparty system when he was supposedly established as an advocate in private practice, should mark him out for the top job.
Ngilu and former Starehe MP Margaret Wanjiru addressed the subject at length, with both saying the government had not fulfilled the promise to eradicate poverty among the people.
President Uhuru Kenyatta is in Togo to attend African Union Extra-ordinary Summit on Maritime Security and Safety and Development in Africa.
"We are determined to get at least 25 seats. We want men to be nominated and not women this time round," said the women, led by Busia women representative in the National Assembly Florence Mutua who presided over the opening ceremony.
Midiwo a few weeks ago accused Siaya governor Cornel Rasanga of illegally leasing more than 6,000 acres of Yala Swamp to an Indian investor Godavari. He claimed that Rasanga unilaterally leased out the land to the investor without following due procedures including initiating public participation.
Last week, he failed to honour summons to appear before the Senate Public Accounts and Investments Committee to answer questions raised by the Auditor General.
He claimed that numerous projects that were being implemented by the county government were riddled with corruption and looting of public funds merely because the public did not have critical information about them.
An elder in the area, Albert Kipsang, said there were reports that the attack was planned weeks earlier and that it was aimed to cause fear among the residents. He put blame for the violence on Maasai morans.
“Let no one lie to you that we as Jubilee leaders have preferred candidates for any seat even here in Bomet, it is the electorate who will pick candidates for Jubilee," Mr Ruto said.
The elders said they expected the community to follow in Ole Metito’s footsteps including giving direction on the community’s voting in elections. This was in effect an endorsement of the Jubilee coalition where Ole Metito is a leading member.
In the course of more than one week of investigations to establish the reliability of this survey and the party's internal discussions on the nominations, no senior official agreed to discuss the matter while some laughed the questions away.
According to Lemi, the water mapping exercise was a scheme by the governor to secure demographic data of voters with an eye on the 2017 election and registration of the Maendeleo Chap Chap party.
Last Friday, the cold war in Jubilee came to the open when Tunai ‘welcomed’ his opponent Ntutu and former PS John Konchellah and former Internal Security Minister Julius Sunkuli to the Jubilee Party.
The Nairobi MCAs who accompanied Senator Sonko said that they were totally behind him for the Nairobi gubernatorial race and urged Kambas living in Nairobi to register in Nairobi and vote for the Sonko team.
The two have demanded for an audit of over Sh15 billion which the national government had allocated to West Pokot County since devolution was introduced in 2013.
Hostile residents were seen blocking the Chesongoch-Tot road, stopping area deputy county commissioner Eric Mulevu who had visited the area from meeting locals. The locals were said to protesting the government’s failure to arrest suspected attackers.
“Time has come for Kenyans to back Mudavadi so that we can get someone else to lead this nation. We want a focused and peaceful leader like him since he has served the government for 25 years and is nowqualified.”
“If you are vying for MCA position, please focus on how to be one in 2017. If you want to be an MP then focus on how to be an MP. Stop talking too much about another race in which you have no interest," he said.
The practice is rife at Mulukoba Beach and this has compelled the beach management officers in various beaches in Lake Victoria to take measures against illegal fishing methods and the drugging of fish once and for all.
Mbui told Nkaissery that Kenyans were watching how his office was acting on the failure by the police to ensure that all citizens are provided with security.
“Ignore the Jubilee propaganda doing rounds that Kalonzo is joining them. CORD is strong and don’t be swayed because we (CORD) are forming the next government,” added Orengo.
The majority leader accused the nominated MCAs of being inefficient in assembly, saying for example none of them had tabled any motion or Bill in the assembly for the four years they have served there.
Arama's defection has put the party under pressure to identify a candidate who can win the seat back, as all other Nakuru constituencies would be hard for the party.
The sacco officials said they lost over Sh55,000 on preparing for the launch- cum- fundraising for the Sacco which was to be presided over by the governor.
The manager indicated to the Kenya Free Press that three incidents had been reported involving the Chinese workers, sending fears to the contractors that there were armed criminals targeting the Chinese nationals.
At the K-24 interview, Mr Mutambu also dared the party's leaders, who have initiated a process to discipline defectors from its ranks who announced their switch of allegiance to Jubilee, to make good their threats to call for by election.
In an apparent reference to their sour relationship, the Wiper leader also described the governor as an "ungrateful man" who did not recognize the support he had received "from the people".
"The big question we should ask ourselves is how we make Western relevant in national politics. Talks by CORD co-principals Moses Wetangula and Kalonzo Musyoka for Raila to relinquish his presidential bid to either of them and he remains a kingmaker have no basis."
"Jubilee should prepare for a rough time. They will have to answers questions from voters on why they deserve reelection in 2017," said Ruto. The party will most likely go into the election as a part of the Jubilee Alliance, many of whose smaller parties were dissolved last month.
The source indicated that Jubilee had finessed the deal after noting a spirited push by Wiper Party operatives to ensure Dr Mutua is sent packing in next year's polls
“We want the story of devolution to be told because counties are usually judged more harshly compared to the national government,” said the Meru governor.
Hon Emaase said the governor had done a lot of work for the region in various wards and deserved re-election. "I am satisfied with what the county leadership and the MCAs have done. I will work with Ojaamong's administration to realize the needs of my constituents."
This project will see over 1,641 households being displaced from 9,185 acres of land and will involve a resettlement action plan through Tana Athi Water Services Board.
“Kalonzo Musyoka had not as yet told us what other options he had in mind and therefore we could not second guess him,” said Kibwana, who was also reported to have endorsed the move to join Jubilee.
If the party contest is open, the persons likely to give Ojaamong a hard time during the campaign trail are none other than Eng. Sidai whom he defeated with a small margin in 2013, and Funyula MP Otuoma.
If there is a fact of Kenya’s politics that our so-called thinkers have problem understanding, it is that there are voters out there who looked rationally at Uhuru and Raila in 2013 and decided that Uhuru was the better president for them.
NTSA had communicated to the sacco directors stringent conditions they had to fulfill before NTSA could lift the ban on their operation, which was effected on September 9, a week after two vehicles from the sacco were involved in a head-on collision.
Hon. Keter claims the anti-corruption body was being used for political expediency by powerful individuals in government in an attempt to silence leaders who have demanded that merit and not tribe be used in the appointment of Vice Chancellor at Moi University.
"Is it not true that prior to his death Jacob Juma publicly disclosed that William Ruto was planning to kill him? Is it not true that on account of the late Jacob Juma’s publicly expressed fears, William Ruto is a prime suspect in the ongoing investigations into the death of Jacob Juma?"
Despite its perceived failures, Jubilee has a firm grip on Kikuyu and Kalenjin tribes. He has the best chance of beating them, but to do so he requires a programme that will deflate the confidence of the other side and win independents.
The prosecution also learned that the man allegedly tried to get into such a deal with another private university- The Aga Khan university.
“Our attention has been drawn to reports serialized in a local daily newspaper concerning alleged unlawful killings by the police. Our concern is the lack of objectivity, obvious bias and palpable misrepresentation of facts in reportage on the matter.”
Governor Obado, who chairs the agriculture committee of the Council of Governors, said the privatisation effort could not proceed without the input of farmers. He said farmers had been sidelined in the privatisation process and urged them to resist the process.
Creating the immediate flashpoint is the campaign for the Mombasa governorship position over which the Wiper Party has emerged as an opponent of ODM's whose candidate is the incumbent Governor Hassan Joho.
"The bank is moving in the wrong direction. Sacking employees who have stuck with the institution, when it was among the lowest paying banks in Kenya, is not the answer to the problems," the source said.
“The decision we as a community will take today will determine whether the community will be in government or in the opposition come next year’s general election,” said Mr Munyao.
Yesterday's problems were too obvious to deny. Hundreds of passengers traveling to and from Mombasa were stranded for hours after their flights were delayed. The delays affected flights from JKIA (Nairobi) and Moi International Airport in Mombasa.
“It’s unfortunate that our preparations since the beginning of the year is now going to waste which is uncalled for and the excuse being given over the cancelation is irrelevant,” Seronei protested, saying the reason given was "flimsy".
The former assistant minister accuses Dado, who was elected on the Wiper Party ticket, of failing to impact positively to the electorate in the first four years. Mungatana is using a campaign slogan, "Dado Must Go Home" that he says promises change for the residents.
Kivuti, Mbarire, incumbent governor Martin Wambora and another aspirant Kithinji Kiragu are vying for the governor's seat at the next elections.
Local political observers expect the race to tighten given indications from DP Ruto that he would remain neutral in the race. The Ainamoi MP's campaign received a boost in recent months when speculation was rife that he was the DP's favourite candidate.
The NGO also noted that “persistent and serious abuses by security forces” is impairing Kenya’s democracy. Despite constitutional and other legal safeguards against violence and ill treatment, civilians experience regular hostility from state authorities, most frequently the police.
While Mr Ondiek is an underdog in the race, his coming from Nyakach, a stronghold of Governor Ranguma, means he could change the dynamics of the upcoming nomination in ODM against the governor.
A recent assessment revealed a doubling number of ‘known’ boreholes between 1995 and 2011. Of 3,500 boreholes, less than half have abstraction permits (47 %) and two thirds were unmetered.
During a recent meeting in Haraka that brought together the provincial administration and other government departments, residents of Kinangop expressed their concern over the rising cases of crime involving hard drugs, theft and betting.
The Meru County Secretary said value addition was a major challenge for farmers who work hard in their shambas only to sell the produce at a loss because of merciless brokers who make tidy profits after re-reselling in Nairobi and other counties.
Local political observers predict that Ng’eno will retain his seat despite opposition from the Deputy President and the Narok Governor.
The Viwandani MCA, who is a member of the CORD but has recently been caucusing with Jubilee members of the Assembly, claims in the motion that Kidero “violated the constitution” in failing to implement the Ward Development Fund, a kitty managed by MCAs.
While rich families can afford to send their children to good schools, poor children in some rural areas still study under trees. Millions eat poorly and subsist under squalid, subhuman conditions in hardscrabble townships that are expanding fast and getting more dangerous.
Other revelers who rushed to the scene upon hearing the shots found Mr Njoroge lying on the ground and writhing in pain. They took him to the hospital where he is undergoing treatment.
Mutula and his county governor Prof Kivutha Kibwana piled pressure on opposition MPs who have left the parties that sponsored them to Parliament to either resign their seats or be ejected in accordance with the law.
What to do with Sonko is the dilemma of Jubilee power elite and the business community, who are united behind the candidature of Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru. It is feared in Jubilee circles that Sonko would almost definitely defect from the coalition and run as an independent.
"Thugs broke into our offices and vandalized the monitor for our CCTV system. Depositors’ money is safe and intact," she explained. But these explanations did not persuade depositors who still demanded to be paid.
“It is sad that the main road leading to such a key installation has been neglected. We are demanding that immediate measures be taken to address the state of this road,” Youth Power Movement convener Lemi Muia said.
The woman had made away with the baby and Ms Kwamboka's handbag which contained her phone, the medicines she had purchased for her daughter and the treatment card.
The wrangling among leaders is based on fear about how election boards would be constituted to work with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) during the party primaries.
"Police have on several occasions arrested us on claims of trespass and because they are working closely with the investor we are left with no one to help us," she said.
Mwakwere has not officially announced his defection, but sources close to him have intimated to the Kenya Free Press his resolution to decamp to ODM. He was represented at the rally by former Kenya Ports Authority managing director Simeon Mkalla.
The leading Wiper aspirants Fred Musau, Roy Kivusyu and Musili Mawathe will run in Embakasi East, Embakasi West and Embakasi South respectively. Wiper hopes to retain the Mukuru kwa Njenga and Laini Saba MCA seats held by Alexander Mutisya and David Kitavi respectively.
The bus and the boda boda were moving towards Kitengela and the bowser truck in the opposite direction. The bus driver's calculation wasn't successful as he hit the boda boda and also rammed into the bowser.
“Those who have decided to move did so in their individual capacities and did not consult the voters. They were merely bought off by Jubilee to serve their selfish interests,” she said.
Prosecutors say “the governor obtained endorsement of the purchase by his cabinet through misrepresentation and concealment of material facts and facilitated the purchase of the pre-used motor vehicles through single sourcing and at higher cost than the market prices.”
Angered by the APs' negligence amid rising insecurity, local residents blocked the Tala-Donyo Sabuk road to protest over the incident.
“ICC member countries should make sure the message is heard in Nairobi that they will not turn a blind eye to the government’s obstruction of justice,” said Elizabeth Evenson, HRW's associate international justice director.
The current majority leader, Alfred Weswa, was elected on New Ford-Kenya ticket. URP was the second largest party in the assembly and its member Hillary Kemei was elected the leader of minority.
“I mind about the welfare of my employees and I will not allow them to suffer. The decision by the board is therefore rescinded, and the officers will be redeployed to other departments," the governor said.
“We have seen our neighbours in Luoland and Kipsigis electing young leaders and that is the way to go. We should stop recycling leaders because as youths, we have the numbers and we should register as voters in large numbers,” added Nyakundi.
Another civil society official, Edwin Kiama, read mischief in the suit. While fearing that some senior officials in government were still opposed to the law, he hoped that the good judgement that persuaded Mr Kiunjuri to write to the AG would prevail, paving the way for the law's full implementation
But in forming ‘a Luyia party’ Hon. Namwamba will have to contend with better competitors. Musalia Mudavadi, Moses Wetangula, Cyrus Jirongo and Kenneth Marende already have political outfits they are using to rally the Luyia community's unity.
According to Yatta OCPD Edward Kipsang, the suspect is a notorious drug peddler who had been released recently after being arrested a few months back in the same town.
“We urge all our supporters and Kenyans of goodwill to come out in large numbers to welcome our party leader and 2017 presidential hopeful”, said Dr Jared Siso, the Wiper Executive Director.
His departure from ODM was, however, marked by revelations by DP Ruto that the MP was among dozens of others who had been lured out of CORD by the Jubilee coalition as part of a strategy to ensure President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election.
"Coming from the inner sanctum of the judiciary he may be able to qualitatively blend both the theory and the practice of law as an heir to Dr. Willy Mutunga who emerged from a different background and history," Raila said in a statement.
Attorney General Githu Muigai, one of the panelists, put him to the test, seeking to know how he would pass judgment in suits where two or several laws were at conflict.
Douglas Karithi and Joshua Kaberia were arrested last week on Tuesday by a police officer from the Nchiru Police Station over suspicions that they had stolen a pig belonging to the arresting officer’s girlfriend.
“All our leaders right from the Kilgoris MP Gideon Konchellah and all elected Members of County Assembly are not happy with the way the recruitment was done. We are demanding that the exercise be repeated in the interest of justice,” said Dikirr.
A lady who did not want her name made public termed the move gender discrimination and questioned “Why do they leave out girls from Wundanyi in the recruitment? Aren't we capable of working in the military?”
Local chief Richard Chepkieng said the elephant attacked Chesang and left him with serious injuries at 6.30pm. "Residents rushed him to Kabarnet hospital after he was found unconscious, with multiple injuries,” Chepkieng said.
The 600 students had benefitted from Sh6.1 million, meaning that each received an average of Sh10,000. The students include those studying lucrative courses like engineering, medicine and architecture, he said.
“The earlier allocation of land meant for the expansion of the sewer system in Naivasha has been declared null and void and we are seeking those behind the illegal deal,” he said.
“There are those who think we are going to opt out of the party but let me tell them know we are in Jubilee to stay,” Ragwa said at Rwanchege, Chogoria Ward, where he commissioned the upgrading of a road in the area.
The initiative comes at a time when Kangundo has been posting dismal examination results in both KCPE and KCSE compared to other sub counties of Machakos.
The committee's chairman Mr. Fred Athuok invoked Section 14(5) C of the Political Parties Act as having been violated by their action. Among those being threatened with the sack are governors Ukur Yatani (Marsabit) and Salim Mvurya (Kwale) and Joash Maangi (deputy to Kisii governor).
"The President first visited Kenyatta Market where he shared nyama choma with Jubilee leaders and addressed traders," the Presidential Strategic Communication Unit reported. The unit also posted the relevant pictures illustrating the event.
"I spoke with the Akamba Clans Council chairman of Elders Sam Muumbi who assured me that the Council is behind our leader Kalonzo Musyoka and the few elders who met with the deflectors do not represent the Council," added the Matungulu legislator.
Political temperatures were high at the meeting as the leaders vowed to work together in a structured and coordinated way to completely change the region’s politics for the better.
The MP claimed that the governor connived with the National Lands Commission, NEMA to corruptly lease 6,000 acres of Yala swamp.
“It’s unfortunate that some contractors left the work incomplete because the department failed to pay them. We are wondering where the money went since the County Assembly had approved the allocation of the money to pay the contractors,” Mr Sammy Nduva of Kithimani Ward said.
According to the architectural design, the modern facility would be more spacious with an expanded public gallery and the office of the speaker.
“Three out of 10 people in Uasin Gishu are either totally illiterate or semi illiterate hence the need for a collective effort to encourage those who missed out in their education for different reasons to enroll for adult learning”, said the director.
Politicians who have defected to Jubilee Party led by Francis Mwangangi (Yatta), Kisoi Munyao (Mbooni) and Victor Munyaka (Machakos Town) believe the Kamba community should take a political about-turn and support President Uhuru Kenyatta for re-election.
Their defection has also sparked a campaign by WDM party loyalists from the region who say the MPs have betrayed the wishes of their constituents.
"It was also horrible to hear the President own up to corruption and chide those who aren’t partaking of it. The 'sisi tunakula nyama na nyinyi mnamwaga mate' wasn’t just in bad taste but shows that the President is actually justifying the 'it is our time to eat' mantra"'.
Over five cargo planes carrying miraa have been stuck in Nairobi with the miraa being estimated to be worth over Sh60 million.
But as if to confirm the governor's complaint that Mr Orege was positioning his allies to take over positions from incumbent leaders, Mr Orege was accompanied by an aspirant for West Sakwa Ward, Albert Ojonyo, who is a member of his line-up.
The coming of DP into Meru has into the mix of political rivalry among the leaders with Party of National Unity (PNU) which is being fronted by Munya and Jubilee Party being fronted by Meru Senator Kiraitu Murungi.
The lands officer also cautioned residents against selling land but instead use title deeds to get loans that can help them establish businesses for economic empowerment.
“You realized that those opposed to the unity talks were never given chance to speak. A number of those who spoke are those behind the talks,” Nyamweya said.
“The suspension of these sections has also affected fund course structure and management and it is now evidence that the salutary two per cent capping of administrative course to the fund value may not be achieved,” said Mr Ndambuki.
Devolution is the most successful aspect of Kenyan Constitution that was promulgated in 2010, despite the challenges we have gone through, he said.
“I am warning Governor Mbugua against issuing licenses to traders transacting this business of illicit brews”, he said
While Ngilu has pumped substantial resources into her campaign, she is beset by questions at major campaign stops for her to clarify whether her party is in Jubilee or the CORD coalition.
“Out of this effort was borne the Orange Democratic Movement; Kenya’s biggest and greatest political party. The party that fought against a bad constitution in 2005 and later in 2010, fought to bring alive the good one”.
Mr Abdullahi, who is an accountant, says water was his main area of focus during the campaign period and wants by the end of his five year term to have fulfilled the promise of providing enough clean water in the county.
While not everyone believes Thaara is a Moses, opinion is nearly unanimous in the region that Musyimi’s two terms have been a disaster. Caption - Emily Thaara, the county executive for Sports who is seeking to oust Musyimi.
The judge said, “Mr Nyakundi has to personally attend court as it has been brought to the attention of the court that he has continued to publish the alleged defamatory articles."
The modern video camera, which was under the care of communication director Moses Kipkaren, disappeared before the end of the fourth edition of the Kenya Inter-County Sports and Cultural Association games.