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    Raila leads in four counties, Ruto ahead in one

    If elections were to be held today in five counties, Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga would lead in Isiolo, Kisii, Trans Nzoia and Nyamira Counties,  a Tifa research poll shows.Raila's popularity is at 50 per cent in Isiolo, Kisii at 61 per cent, Trans Nzoia at 52 per cent and Nyamira at 58 per cent.The poll released on Thursday showed that Deputy President...

    Nakuru becomes second county with many municipalities

    Nakuru is set to become the second county with the highest number of municipalities after two of its main towns were upgraded from townships.Gilgil which started off as an Indian Military Camp established by the colonialists was conferred the Municipality status last week with Molo set to receive its charter next week.Nakuru is among the fastest-growing counties.The development comes merely six months after...

    Relief for traders as county moves to harmonise taxation

    KNCCI Vihiga Chairperson Dr Billy Nyonje  (left) and Vihiga County Trade and Industrialisation Executive Geoffrey Vukaya, showing the Memorandum of Understanding documents signed on July 8, 2022, at Mbale. Business people have signed a tax harmonisation agreement with the county government that among other things seeks to eliminate double levies. Through their umbrella group, Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI), the business people...

    Governors seek Uhuru’s help in county cash war with Yatani

    County bosses have asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to end what they termed perennial and unwarranted delays in the disbursement of their share of revenue by the National Treasury.The Council of Governors said counties have suffered for long in the wake of the persistent delays which they say put a strain on county operations.The county chiefs have written to the President asking him to...

    MP Manje dismisses Lenku’s claim on county jobs

    “I always consulted him, including in naming my cabinet and other jobs."Unfortunately, he gave those opportunities to members of his family. He betrayed me,” Lenku claimed.Manje claimed that after Lenku was elected in 2017, he (governor) has never had anything to do with the people of Kajiado North and when he realised that elections are near he started following him.“I cannot work with...

    Agency sends Sh1bn to four counties ravaged by drought

    A herds boy walks on a dry dam on July 15, 2021. PHOTO | CHEBOITE KIGEN | NMG The National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) has disbursed Sh1.1 billion under the Hunger Safety Net Programme (HSNP) to poor households in Marsabit, Wajir, Mandera and Turkana counties to mitigate effects of the harsh weather.The funds, which have been transferred under the routine cash transfer segment, come...

    Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria grilled by DCI over insecurity in the county

    Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria. Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria is currently being interrogated by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) in Nakuru over the rising insecurity in the county. Gikaria was earlier Tuesday summoned to record a statement at the Regional DCI Offices in Nakuru. Area County Criminal Investigation Officer Anthony Sunguti said the lawmaker was expected to appear at 9 am today...

    Fred Matiangi, James Ongwae clash over passage of Kisii county’s Sh12 billion budget

    ODM leader Raila Odinga with Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi and Kisii Governor James Ongwae (right) at Mwongori Secondary School in Nyamira County on October 22, 2021. Calls by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi for investigations into the passage of Sh12 billion Kisii county budget has attracted criticism from Governor James Ongwae and a section of local leaders. On Friday ODM Kisii governor candidate Simba...

    Nyanza counties projects’ future bleak as county bosses retire

    The deserted Migori County Stadium on March 11, 2021. As the curtain falls on the terms of some Nyanza governors, the future of a number of projects the county chiefs initiated remains uncertain. Some of the projects gobbled millions of taxpayers’ money, but have failed to live up to their billing after contractors abandoned them. Several stalled or incomplete projects dot the region, and with the county chiefs left with less than two months...

    Ruto, Raila to battle for 6.6m votes in 15 swing counties

    Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga. More than 6.6 million votes in 15 battleground counties hold key to who between Deputy President William Ruto and Azimio flagbearer Raila Odinga will win the presidential elections. The figures released on Wednesday night by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission have defined the regions Ruto and Raila must concentrate on to win the 6.6 million votes in...
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