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Rains expose Mombasa poor drainage system

Impassable roads, flooded classrooms and closed businesses experienced each time it rains in...

Kiambu MCAs lose bid to join Waititu’s Sh500m graft case

Magistrate says, however, that they can pursue their interest at the High...

Governor Kingi calls for arrest of Malindi police chiefs after Ganda chaos

Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi has called for the arrest of Malindi Sub County Police Commander Phillip Wambugu and his deputy Solomon Kosgei for failing to prevent the violence that led to the death of one person in Ganda Ward. The governor also asked the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai...

Former MCA who works as storekeeper seeks driver’s job

A former member of county assembly (MCA) from Murang’a has broken his silence on the tribulations has been going through after losing his seat in the 2017 elections. He has now decided to apply for a driver’s job at the assembly where he served as a lawmaker. Mr Joseph Ndung’u Njogu,...

Punguza Mizigo bill: Meru MCAs dismiss Aukot’s bribery claim

The Meru County Assembly has rubbished claims that some of its members were bribed to shoot down politician Ekuru Aukot's Punguza Mizigo bill. Speaker Joseph Kaberia, majority leader Victor Karithi and minority leader Ayub Bundi said the assembly’s board was contemplating filing a defamation suit against Dr Aukot and a...

Tharaka-Nithi nurses threaten strike over pay, promotions

Tharaka-Nithi health workers have threatened to boycott duty from October 28 if the county does not enroll them in a pension scheme and grant them promotions. They also want the enhanced National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) cover and payment of salary arrears, some dating back to September 2017. In a strike...

Four killed as heavy floods wash away car in Kitui

Four people have perished after the vehicle they were travelling was washed away as it crossed a flooded seasonal river in Kitui County. The incident happened at Mutindi stream near Matinyani market on Wednesday night when the double cab pickup van with six occupants fell off a bridge, plunging into...

Meru nurse killed after car collides head on with matatu

A nurse working at Nyambene Level Four Hospital died Wednesday while nine passengers sustained injuries when two vehicles they were travelling in collided at Kaithe market along the Meru-Maua road. Mr Silas Mugambi, 35, who was driving his Toyota Caldina was fatally wounded when his car collided head on with...

Nakuru dispensaries face closure over poor services

Seven dispensaries operated by the Nakuru County government have been issued with closure notice as they do not comply with the minimum health standards. Bagaria, Banita, Mbaruk, Naishi Game, Namuncha, Ndabibi and Ngondi dispensaries earmarked for closure as the services they offered were substandard. Also affected by the closure is the...

Brokers flouting potato bags law arrested in Nyandarua

An enforcement team in Nyandarua County on Wednesday evening arrested brokers and impounded fifty-nine overweight bags of potatoes in Ol Kalou town. This follows an intensified crackdown on people flouting the potato packaging law. They also impounded a truck loaded with the potatoes which is being detained at Ol Kalou Police...

I’m distressed, man with half a million of Sh1,000 old notes says

Mr Julius Odinga Mboga is a seriously distressed man. The 60-year-old resident of Sirondha village in Siaya County is yet to come to terms with his bad luck. Tucked under a mattress in his house are the old, and now worthless Sh1,000 notes, all totalling half a million Kenya shillings. For unclear...

Mysterious hill where objects defy gravity

At Kyamwilu hill, about 12 kilometres from Machakos town along the Machakos-Kangundo road, lies a mysterious hill where objects defy gravity. The phenomenon has baffled both residents and visitors, attracting curious onlookers to the site. For instance, if you pour water on the road it moves upwards instead of the opposite...

Voi father in court for biting his four-month-old son’s genitals

A 23-year-old father was on Wednesday arraigned in a Voi court for allegedly biting the genitals of his four-month-old son in Taita Taveta County. Mr Salim Mwaluma is accused of assaulting the infant at his home in Mwingoni village, Voi last week causing him serious injuries. The man was charged with...

Punguza Mizigo bill on brink of collapse as 11 more counties reject it

Thirdway Alliance party leader Ekuru Aukot’s daring attempt to change the Constitution through a popular initiative dubbed Punguza Mizigo bill is on the verge of collapse as more county assemblies rejected it on Wednesday. Baringo, Machakos, Kitui, Elgeyo-Marakwet, Nandi, Mombasa, Marsabit, Vihiga, Kilifi, Migori and Isiolo county assemblies rejected the...

Police hold Tony Gachoka after drama at Ukunda airstrip

Police in Kwale are holding television host Tony Gachoka after he caused chaos at an airstrip security checkpoint. Msambweni Sub-County police boss Nehemiah Bitok said Mr Gachoka was arrested after he resisted to be searched at the Ukunda Airstrip. The police boss claimed Mr Gachoka was intoxicated. "He came to...

Nyong’o sacks three CECs in latest reshuffle in Kisumu

Kisumu Governor Peter Anyang' Nyong'o has sacked three county executive committee members (CECs) and reshuffled others in the latest restructuring of his government. In the latest move, the county boss moved embattled Finance and Economic Planning CEC Nerry Achar to the Energy and Industrialisation docket and replaced him with...

Ganda mini-poll chaos: Events that led to the death of ODM supporter

On Tuesday, a man was shot dead in chaos involving Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) supporters in Ganda Ward, Kilifi County. The man, who was shot dead was an uncle to the ODM candidate in the Ganda by-election Ruben Katana. He was killed at the politician's...

Wa Iria warms up to opposition chiefs ahead of 2022 polls

Murang’a Governor Mwangi Wa Iria has been holding meetings with key opposition figures in what is seen as a bid to join national politics come 2022. Mr Wa Iria is serving his second and final term as governor. Last week, he met ODM leader Raila Odinga, Wiper’s Kalonzo Musyoka and Amani...

Tough life made me attempt suicide 3 times, student says

With his back against the wall and aged only 17 then, James Mwangi had experienced life’s upheavals that weighed heavily on him. He was restive and dejected. He decided to take his own life and attempted suicide three times. On the second attempt, he took a concentrated herbicide but still...

Nakuru MCAs adjourn House, attend Uhuru function  

Nakuru County Assembly Ward Reps were forced to rescind their earlier resolve to skip President Uhuru Kenyatta’s function in Naivasha on Wednesday. The ward reps adjourned the House and attended the presidential event. On Tuesday, the defiant MCAs rejected a motion to reschedule its House business to allow ward reps...

Forum seeks to chart way for disaster risk reduction

Recent years have seen Kenya rocked by a barrage of disasters, the latest in the pile being the Likoni ferry tragedy in which a mother and her daughter tragically drowned in their car. The recovery of their bodies from the Indian ocean took a total 13 days. The incident...

Police arrest prime suspects in brutal murder of Embu couple

Police in Embu County have arrested two prime suspects in the brutal murder of a young couple on Monday. The suspects were flushed out of their hideouts on Tuesday night and locked up at Itabua Police Station for interrogation. According to a senior police officer, Kaberia Mbiti, murder charges will be...

Reports of planned Shabaab attack in Lamu termed fake

Security agencies in Lamu are on high alert after reports of a planned Al-Shabaab attack went round in the region. According to the reports, a group of the Shabaab terrorists was this week spotted advancing towards Kiunga while another cell was seen near Mararani which is inside the dense Boni...

Researchers in bid to save fish farming amid climate change

Stakeholders in the aquaculture sector are burning the midnight oil researching on climate change-related issues that are affecting this sector. The research, which has been ongoing for about a year now, aims at looking into ways to keep the sector afloat, amid challenges associated with climate change. The main climate change...

Elgeyo-Marakwet becomes first county to set up open data desk

Elgeyo-Marakwet has become the first county in Kenya to set up a data desk supported by the Open Institute and the World Bank in a bid to boost service delivery to the people. The data desk is a function which has been established within the county governments to help out...

Missing Machakos priest found dead, body buried in Embu

A Catholic priest who had been missing for seven days after he was kidnapped has been found dead and his buried in a shallow grave in Makima, Embu County. The body of Fr Michael Maingi Kyengo, 43, was Tuesday found buried on the banks of a seasonal river. Detectives said that...

Three arrested after bhang found in church bus in Voi

Three people are set to arraigned Wednesday in Voi, Taita Taveta County after they were arrested with narcotics in a church bus. The vehicle, which was impounded, belongs to the Kilifi Pentecostal Evangelistic Fellowship of Africa (Pefa). Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), acting on a tip-off, seized the...

It’s bitter contest for Kalonzo and Mutua in Kitui mini poll

Campaigns for the Mutonguni Ward by-election in Kitui County closed on Monday with Wiper, the dominant party in the region, facing a real threat of losing the contest to Maendeleo Chap Chap. The by-election has narrowed down to a bitter contest between Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka and Machakos Governor...

Laikipia governor on the spot after Nyandarua airstrip launch

Nyandarua County Assembly’s intergovernmental committee has faulted Laikipia Governor Ndiritu Muriithi for launching an airstrip in Gatimu Ward, saying it is not in his county. Committee Chairman Ken Mukira said it is very unfortunate for a governor to come and take charge in a different county. “Laikipia governor should allow our...

Villagers’ effort to save rare antelope pays off

To the Somali community of Ishaqbini in Garissa County, the rare hirola (Hunter’s hartebeest) is a sacred gift from God. So special is the creature to the community that hunting it is considered a taboo. In a bid to protect the antelope, locals turned community land into a wildlife conservancy....
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High Court Bars Senators From Impeaching Governor

The High Court in Nairobi on Thursday, October 17 barred the Senate from debating the impeachment motion against Taita Taveta Governor Granton Samboja. This was...

Relief as Court Ruling Favours Waititu in Ksh588M Graft Case

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Sonko: I will transport bodies of Kighenda, her daughter to Makueni

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