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Old people in Tharaka-Nithi threaten to shun census over cash

Hundreds of elderly people aged over 70 years from Muthambi Sub-County, Tharaka-Nithi County have threatened to boycott this year’s census and any other government exercise until they are included in the Inua Jamii cash transfer programme. Addressing journalists Tuesday at Iriga chief’s camp where they held a...

Vihiga man kills brother in quarrel over who should cook

A quarrel between two brothers in a village in Vihiga County has left one of them dead after he was allegedly hit on the head with a blunt object. Following the incident, police are holding the 45-year-old man reported to have killed his brother on Tuesday. The...

Mwea rice farmers say water shortage to affect supply

An acute shortage of rice is looming in Kenya due to lack of sufficient water at the giant Mwea Irrigation Scheme in Kirinyaga County. Water supply has been greatly affected by the prolonged dry spell and farmers have expressed fears that rice production will fall. Water levels...

Sackings, threats define Sonko’s two years as governor

Today (Wednesday) marks two years since Mr Mike Mbuvi Sonko came into office as the second governor of Nairobi City County. But his tenure so far has been defined by instability, characterised by constant reshuffles, suspensions, sackings, constant falling-out, operating without a deputy governor, unleashing recordings of...

Isaac Ruto says he met Raila, Moi in bid to stop Mau evictions

Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) party leader Isaac Ruto has revealed that a delegation of Rift Valley leaders he led on separate occasions to meet ODM leader Raila Odinga and Kanu Chairman Gideon Moi was aimed at finding a lasting solution to the settlement of families living along...

Four picked to fill Cabinet positions in Nyandarua County

The director of the Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa Stephen Mwaura Njoroge is among the nominees picked to fill four Nyandarua County Cabinet positions left vacant. This is after Governor Francis Kimemia Tuesday declined to renew the contracts of four county executives. In...

DeMathew’s burial plans on as autopsy report released

Musician John Ng’ang’a Mwangi, alias John DeMathew, who died in a road crash on Sunday will be buried on Saturday, August 24, 2019. DeMathew died after his ribs got fractured and internal organs damaged, a post-mortem report has revealed. The chairman of the burial committee, Mr Muheria...

History of pain under colonial rule still visible at Nyeri school

Buried between towering trees and banana plants, the structures at Mweru High School on the outskirts of Nyeri town are testimony to the painful struggle for independence 56 years ago. The school, about 11 kilometres from Mukurweini town, was once a concentration camp, with cells and torture...

DCI on the spot as Murang’a water firm MD yet to be charged

The Murang’a County government has written to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) seeking to know why detectives have not arrested and charged Murang’a Water and Sanitation Company (Muwasco) Managing Director Daniel Ng’ang’a with forgery, a month after being directed to do so by the Directorate of...

Goons on the loose in Nyeri as succession politics heat up

Chaos and hooliganism is becoming synonymous with political rallies in Nyeri as security agencies remain complacent in the murky succession politics. For the third time now, rowdy youths have stormed and disrupted political meetings in Nyeri town as Jubilee Party factions Kieleweke and Tangatanga continue to fight...

Suspected Shabaab militants destroy phone mast in Mandera

One person is nursing a bullet injury sustained in a crossfire between suspected Al-Shabaab militants and National Police Reservists (NPR) in Kheira Ali village, Bambo Location in Lafey, Mandera County. Another person, a police reservist, is reported missing after the Tuesday early morning incident. Wankara MCA Ahmed...

DeMathew urged unity, political tolerance just before he died

The late Kikuyu Benga musician John Mwangi Ng’ang’a, popularly known as John DeMathew left a message to Mt Kenya region and to the upcoming musicians ten minutes before he met his death on Sunday when his car rammed a lorry. DeMathew, who spoke shortly after conducting a...

Detectives trace last moments of slain Nakuru businessman

Detectives investigating the murder of prominent Nakuru businessman David Mwangi Wachira are tracing his last movements and conversations, moments before he was attacked by unknown assailants on Saturday morning. Mr Wachira, 45, popularly known as Kamlesh, succumbed to injuries he suffered during the Saturday morning attack by...

Lorry crushes Kirinyaga businesswoman to death

A lorry has hit and killed a businesswoman in Kirinyaga County and a left boda boda rider injured. The victim died on the spot while the rider suffered leg and hand injuries and was rushed to hospital for treatment. The woman was going back home Tuesday after...

Nakuru to use Sh1.4bn to revamp youth training centres

The Nakuru County government will use Sh1.4 billion allocated to the Vocational Training, ICT and E-Government docket in the 2019/2020 financial year to revamp vocational training centres in its 11 sub-counties. According to Governor Lee Kinyanjui, the county that is also eyeing a national polytechnic, will use...

Coast security bosses moved as war on drugs intensifies

The renewed war on drugs in the Coast by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i has led to the reshuffle of top security bosses in the region. The three affected officers are Coast Regional Police Commander Marcus Ocholla, County Police Commander Johnston Ipara and County Commissioner Evans Achoki....

Matungu shrine that stores the history of Wanga Kingdom

The Luhya regard the shrine of the Wanga Kingdom, located on the Mumias-Busia Road in Matungu, Kakamega County, with great reverence. Also known as the Nabongo Cultural Centre, the shrine contains the tombs of Wanga kings, including the community’s founder Nabongo Mumia. Locally known...

Four die, 67 in hospital after eating at Nyeri dowry ceremony

The Nyeri County health department has increased its surveillance after four people died after eating at a dowry ceremony at Ruirii village in Kieni constituency last Thursday. Director of Medical Services Nelson Muriu said residents who attended the ceremony trooped to hospitals exhibiting cholera-like symptoms. The food...

Court orders reinstatement of 12 ousted Kirinyaga MCAs

Twelve embattled elected members of the Kirinyaga County Assembly who were ousted as chairmen of key house committees got a reprieve on Monday after the Kerugoya High Court ordered their reinstatement.  Justice Lucy Gitari ordered that status quo remains until the petition challenging the removal of the...

Man in Kakamega hacks son to death for stealing maize

A man on Sunday evening hacked to death his 38-year old son in Eshirembe village, Kakamega County for allegedly stealing and selling family maize. Mr John Makokha, 78, allegedly killed his son Habil Amunza by slashing him with a panga. “They have been leading a quarrelsome life...

Mandera senator wants local census codes reviewed

Mandera Senator Mohamed Maalim Mahmud has written to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) complaining of a mix up in the codes that will be used in listing the Somali speaking communities. Mr Mahamud, in his letter, disputed the listing of several sub-tribes under the larger...

The life and times of Benga musician John DeMathew

He was known as John DeMathew but his real was John Mwangi Ng’ang’a. The popular Kikuyu musician was known for his use of satire to explain the political happenings in the country with messages targeting the people of Mt Kenya region. Also known as Baba Shiku, the...

Coast health workers vow to keep off work until they’re paid

Hundreds of patients seeking health services, some critically ill, have been left stranded at the largest hospital in the Coast region as doctors and nurses continue to boycott duties. The boycott has taken a toll on patients who have urged the Mombasa County administration to resolve...

Kenyan fishermen freed after paying Sh60,000 fine

Six Kenyan fishermen, who were arrested and detained in Uganda for trespass, have been set free after paying a Sh60,000 fine. The six, who hail from Remba Island, were released on Monday morning after spending their weekend in detention in Hama Island, Uganda. Remba Island Beach Management...

Chuka OCS assaults junior officer, breaks his leg

An officer attached to Chuka Police Station in Tharaka-Nithi County is nursing a fractured knee cap after he was allegedly assaulted by his boss on Saturday night. Mr Samuel Ndung'u, a constable attached to dog department told the Nation that Chuka OCS James Njiri violently pushed him...

Gridlock as truck overturns, blocks roundabout in Nakuru

Transport in Nakuru was paralysed on Monday morning after a truck overturned at a roundabout within the town, completely blocking the highway. The truck’s driver lost control as he tried to avoid a speeding car as he negotiated the roundabout. Witnesses said the truck, which was loaded...

Body of missing Kirinyaga trader found hanging on a tree

The body of a businessman from Kirinyaga County who was reported missing Sunday has been found hanging from an avocado tree. Residents Monday found the body of Moses Maina, 31, hanging from a neighbour’s tree in Kahiti village. Shocked villagers watched as police brought down the...

Lamu elders launch campaign for huge turnout during census

The Lamu Council of Elders has launched a special door-to-door campaign to mobilise residents in the county to participate fully in this year’s population and housing census. The census is slated for the night of August 24-25. Addressing journalists at their Baraza La Lamu office on Monday,...

Farmers in Kandara block bid to ‘secretly’ sell their coffee

Farmers from Irera Coffee Factory in Kandara, Murang’a County have blocked the sale of their produce, saying they were not involved in the deal. The farmers Saturday stormed the factory and offloaded the sacks of coffee that were about to be transported for sale, claiming that they...

Leaders mourn singer John DeMathew as a ‘Gikuyu seer’

Leaders and fans of popular Kikuyu pop singer John Mwangi Ng’ang’a, popularly known as John DeMathew, have expressed shock and disbelief following the news of his death in a road crash Sunday evening. At the same time, fellow musicians are yet to come to terms with the...
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