Uhuru,Raila mourn death of Msambweni MP Suleiman Dori

President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga are among leaders who have sent their condolence messages to the family and friends of Msambweni MP Suleiman Dori who died on Monday morning. The family confirmed the passing on of the youthful MP on Monday morning at the Aga Khan Hospital in Mombasa. Reports indicate that   he passed on at around 5 am at the hospital where he has been receiving treatment for cancer. His body has been moved from the hospital to his rural home in Ghazi, Kwale County for…

KRA officially takes over revenue collection in Nairobi

The Kenya Revenue Authority has officially taken over revenue collection in Nairobi County as part of the deed signed on transfer of functions to the national government. The takeover which was led by Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yattani   happened between the County Executive Member for Economic Planning Allan Igambi and KRA’s Commisoner General James Mburu. The deed signed between Governor Mike Sonko and Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa allowed the authority to be the principal agent for the overall revenue collection in the county. The handover happened shorlt after the…

Youths,women to be given priority in City Hall jobs

The County Government will give priority to young people and women in filling positions of the new jobs advertised on Wednesday. The Nairobi County Public Service Board on Wednesday advertised  recruitment of 800 County Constables ,200 Fire Fighters and 498 ECDE care givers. Governor Mike Sonko has promised to personally follow up to ensure that youths, women and persons with disabilities are given priority. The govenor has further called on the board to consider applicants based on merit.  We are not going to pick old people who have worked before…

Aladwa hails truce between Sonko and MCAs

Makadara MP George Aladwa has hailed the reconciliatory path taken by Govenor Mike Sonko and MCAs to avert the leadership crisis at City Hall. The Nairobi ODM chairman on Sunday said that the move to have the impeachment motion dropped will give room to service delivery and order. The legislator noted that an impeachment would have led to a by-election which would result into a heated political process in the capital. An impeachment would be suicidal and not good at all.We all wanted a sober solution and are happy that…

Leaders say impeachment of Sonko is not good for Nairobi.

A section of Nairobi MCAs have vehemently spoken against the ongoing plans to impeach governor Mike Sonko. Led by Hospital Ward MCA Patrick Musili, the MCAs are instead rooting for reconciliation ,noting that an impeachment will trigger chaos and endless politicking that will further derail service delivery. They have further called on the proponents of the motion to instead support the power deed signed by Governor Mike Sonko and the national governmemt. ” The governor has been barred from office and we have no deputy.Given that the big four functions…

Nairobi will achieve its water connectivity target

Nairobi is on the right track in terms of achieving optimum levels in water connectivity and high sanitation levels. High Court advocate Karen Nyamu says that the measures put in place by the county government and the Nairobi Water Company will lead to full realization of safe, clean and reliable water flow in the city estates. Nyamu is a board member at the Nairobi Water Company while talking live on Hot 96’s morning talk show the county has this year put enough resources to help reduce the water deficit in…

City Hall collected Sh1.7 billion from parking services by end of March

Nairobi City County Government collected Sh 1.7 billion from its parking charges in the period ending 30th march this financial year. The county had projected to collect Sh 2.6 billion by close of the 2018/19 financial year and with one and half months only remaining before the year ends, the target remains a pipe dream. The month of January 2019 recorded the highest collections, which is Sh238.3 million while August 2018 recorded the least amount, Sh 148.2 million. In the 2017/18 financial year, the county collected Sh 1.8 billion from…

Tough battle looms over leadership as assembly resumes

The unending fight among ODM MCAs over Nairobi County Assembly leadership is likely to halt house operations when the legislators resume duty on Tuesday after a week-long recess. A bid by a section of the MCAs to replace the minority leader and chief whip has already triggered divisions in the party’top brass and this could still spill to the assembly and committee sittings. While ODM chairman John Mbadi and executive director Oduor Ong’wen have been caught at the centre of the spiralling siege, the speaker Chege Mwaura is insisting that…

City sprouted with Alcoholic retreats despite tough regulations

Issuance of new liquor licenses in Nairobi has been frozen in a move aimed at allowing Nairobi City County Alcoholic Drinks Control and Licensing Board to review existing liquor outlets. Regional Commissioner Kangethe Thuku urged the board to control and regulate the number of wines and spirits and bars sprouting near schools and in residential areas. Speaking during a sensitization workshop for local leaders, administrators and bar owners, Thuku pointed out that National Agency for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) Authority statistics for 2017 indicate Nairobi County…

opposition MCAs vow: We will go on with Sonko’s impeachment motion

A section of Senators and members of the Nairobi County Assembly are accusing Sonko of staging theatrics to gain political mileage even in matters he should have handled as governor a long time ago. Governor Sonko has over the past one year, sacked and suspended his county executives and officials in what critics describe as unsettling of county operations. Opposition MCAs in Nairobi have vowed to go on with Governor Mike Sonko’s impeachment motion once the assembly resumes on Tuesday next week. The MCAs are citing the ongoing Pumwani saga over…