Jubilee PG to Iron Out Duale Row

THE Jubilee Parliamentary Group will meet soon to iron out differences over National Assembly majority leader Aden Duale, an official has said.
On Monday, Nyeri MPs called for Duale’s impeachment for allegedly backing terrorism.
The legislators gav…

Hire Youths to Scare Off Jumbos – MCA

laikipia county should employ youths to ward off wild animals from farms in Laikipia West subcounty, an MCA said on Thursday.
Despite adequate rain, there are dim prospects of a good harvest because wildlife destroy crops, Githiga MCA Peter Thomi sa…

Nyenze Told to Respect Kitui Reps

Kitui Wiper MCAs have dismissed media reports the party is courting suspended Lands CS Charity Ngilu for the governor’s seat in 2017.
Led by majority leader Jacob Maundu, the MCAs issued a statement yesterday accusing National Assembly minority lead…

Baringo MCAs Slam Audit Report

Baringo MCAs have defended the county government over alleged loss of Sh30 billion
The MCAs dismissed the Auditor General’s report that the county cannot account for the money.
The report cites unsupported imprest, irregular procurement, missalloca…

Githongo and Gathara Anti-Jubilee Bias Sickens [analysis]

The combination of civil society activists John Githongo and Peter Gathara in one weekly column in the Star newspaper is a total disaster for good journalism and fair comment. Githongo writes and Gathara illustrates.
As a Jubilee government supporte…

Bomet MCAs Slam Speaker Over Ward Fund

A group of MCAs in Bomet have disowned a Sh113 million allocation to infrastructural development.
Touring Itare town on Thursday with Governor Isaac Ruto, five MCAs said speaker Geoffrey Korir misled MCAs into passing the 2015-16 Appropriation Bill …

Delegates Call for ODM Polls Extension

ODM leader Raila Odinga has been urged to push forward party primaries slated for a few counties at the end of this month.
Delegates from Kilifi want the polls moved to allow an all-inclusive formula countrywide.
Politician Paul Katana said pieceme…

Oparanya Aide Accuses ‘Senior Editor’

A Kakamega official has quashed claims that Governor Governor Wycliffe Oparanya was heckled at a funeral on Sunday.
Oparanya was reportedly booed in Matungu constituency during the burial of Teremi principal Japheth Mang’eni.
Addressing the press i…

Joho Told to Meet Medics

Mvita MP Abdulswamad Nassir yesterday urged Governor Hassan Joho to meet all county MPs to iron out differences and rally support for the Health Bill.
The bill is in its first reading in Parliament. Nassir said the interests of Mombasa residents mus…

Thailand Joins Lake Basin Sanitation, Hygiene Project

THE Thailand Royal Government has joined the UN-Habitat sanitation and hygiene initiative for communities around the Lake Victoria basin.
Thailand Ambassador Prasittiporn Wetprasit on Tuesday said the partnership will ensure the project improves liv…

Uhuru Unhappy With Project Delays

PRESIDENT Uhuru Kenyatta is concerned over delays in execution of infrastructure projects, saying this caused wastage of public funds.
Speaking at the opening of the Kenya-Japan conference on infrastructure yesterday in Nairobi, the President, witho…

County Seal Yet to Be Approved

EMBU A county assembly Administration committee has questioned the use of the county flag, logo, seal and ‘The Land of Opportunities’ slogan by the executive.
Chairman Martin Mwangi said they are yet to be approved by the assembly.
He spoke yesterd…

Kirinyaga On the Spot Over Spending

THE Kirinyaga government is on the spot over irregular procurement and unsupported expenditures worth millions of shillings.
An audit report shows the county violated procurement laws, made payments for goods yet to be delivered and failed to accoun…

Bungoma ‘Unable to Pay’ Contractors Sh1.2 Billion

The Bungoma government is unable to pay contractors’ debts of Sh1.2 billion, assembly majority leader Majimbo Okumu has said.
Speaking at the assembly yesterday, Okumu said the county only had Sh835 million in the National Treasury.
The arrears owe…