Category Archives: Counties

County boss decries low NYS recruits turnout

Mombasa County Commissioner Evans Achoki has decried low turnout of recruits in the ongoing National Youth Service recruitment in the county. He said the exercise which started in Nyali sub-county yesterday recorded low turnout. “I urge the youth to come out in large numbers and take up this opportunity. We don’t want you to continue […]

Just Madam Governor Good Enough, Laboso tells Bomet

Apart from the huge financial perks that accompany holding political office in this country, the power involved, many say, is more addictive. Even people who the closest they have got to holding public office is a declaration of intent in a dingy bar, the tittle Mheshimiwa (Honorouble) is as addictive as the things they will […]

MCAs elect Okode as Siaya Speaker

Siaya Speaker George Okode retained his seat after beating his three opponents. Okode garnered 33 votes to edge out George Rubik, who bagged 8 votes. Nicholas Abidha and Sam Muga did not get any vote. The Speaker’s election came after the 42 County Assembly Members—30 elected and 12 nominated— were sworn-in by clerk Felix Olweru. […]

ODM leaks plan to disrupt elections in Mombasa

The ODM party has leaked an alleged plan to disrupt the voting process in Mombasa. The region, which is perceived to be a key determinant on the Presidential outcome has been of great focus by both NASA and Jubilee sides. Party officials from the region, including Governor Hassan Joho, called a press conference this morning, […]

Deputy President William Ruto’s Home Under Siege

Deputy President William Ruto’s Sugoi home is under attack. Reports indicate that unknown armed people stormed the home at midday and began shooting. A heavy security deployment has already been installed in the area. Our correspondent also informed us that an ambulance was seen leaving the site, signaling possible casualties. We will keep you updated […]

GEMA community endorses Sonko in his race to City Hall

Nairobi gubernatorial aspirant Mike Sonko has received a major boost after the GEMA community endorsed his bid. Elders from GEMA which comprises of Gikuyu, Embu, Meru and Akamba communities on Tuesday said they had scrutinized all candidates before choosing Sonko, the Jubilee candidate, whom they termed as development-oriented. Other candidates in the gubernatorial race are […]

Government launches investigations into accident incident involving kindergarten kid

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecution has called for immediate investigations after the tragic accident in Mombasa, where a bus belonging to St Augustine Preparatory School crushed a pupil to death. Assistant Director of Public Prosecution Alexander Muteti assigned two detectives from his office to probe the matter. The two will be working […]

Maseno School students riot over Principal’s interdiction

Police say that the students have chaotically disrupted learning in the institution, chanting and now demand that the principal be reinstated in the institution. There is a heavy police presence in Maseno National School to quell the unrest amongst students who are protesting the interdiction of their school principal by education officials in the county […]

Governor Joho given heroic welcome in Mombasa after US visit

Clad in ODM t-shirts, thousands of his supporters jammed Moi International Airport to give him a warm welcome. “Natoa shukrani kwa wanachangamwe na wanamombasa kuja hapa leo kutupokea” Joho said to a thunderous applause. Translated: ‘I want to thank all residents of Changamwe and Mombasa for turning up in large numbers to welcome us’ Business […]

EACC grills Mungatana over 51M Kilifi Scandal

Former Garsen MP was on Wednesday put to task to explain his alleged involvement in a scheme that saw Kilifi county lose over Ksh. 51 M. The grilling session took more than 5 hours. The former assistant minister told reporters that he had given the investigators his side of the story, and that he hoped […]