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…

Sonko rescues conjestina

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Friday came to the rescue of the ailing former Kenyan female boxer Conjestina Achieng’, who is ailing in her rural home of Siaya. Sonko said Conjestina, who has won many titles for Kenya, will be airlifted to Nairobi and taken to Eden Home Rehabilitation Centre. “She will be received in Nairobi. We shall buy her new clothes and take her to rehabilitation centre for care because she needs urgent medical attention,” said Sonko. According to a video that has surfaced online, things are not going…

Nairobi county liquor board on illicit brew

RESIDENTS of Kibra wants Inspector General of Police to crack the whip on rogue officers to end the sale of illicit brew in the area. They told IG Joseph Boinett that a section of police officers deployed in the area are engaging in the illicit brew, commonly known as Chang’aa trade along Ngong River. A woman leader in Sarang’ombe ward who sought anonymity for fear of victimization said the brewing business under the watchful eye of law enforcers is the order of the day. “Police officers own the chang’aa depot…

MCA donates foodstuffs to residents affected by inferno

Kabiro Ward residents got a relief after area MCA Clarence Munga visited them and donated some food stuffs. The fire had gutted down houses in the densely populated areas of kawangware and atotal of 30 families left homeless. Speaking during a visit to the site, area MCA donated 5 bales of unga and additional funds to help displaced families settle while he looks for lasting solutions. “I have come to say sorry for you all.” Said Clarence Munga, area MCA. “This is just the beginning. I have also shared with…

MOH says Triple polio vaccination increases immunity

  By Amos Mburu The ministry of health has assured parents that recent multiple polio vaccinations in 12 Counties have no effects as it meant to increase body immunity to children under 5 years. Polio is a contagious viral illness that in its most severe form causes nerve injury leading to paralysis, difficulty breathing and sometimes death and it’s mostly transmitted through contaminated water or food, or contact with an infected person. The ministry states that the quick succession of polio vaccination was meant to seal loopholes that were left…

Sonko presents candidates with exam materials, promises sponsorships

The Governor wished the candidates good luck in their exams and called upon them to take education seriously in order to secure their future. By Samson Wire Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has said his government will sponsor any Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidates from Nairobi County who score at least 400 marks in the forthcoming examination for secondary education. Sonko made the promise when he presented candidates of Our Lady of Mercy Primary School with success cards and exam materials ahead of the national exams slated to commence…

Aladwa hails devolution, says Nairobi deserves more funding

The Makadara legislator has warned against any plot to put Nairobi under the management of the national government. By Erick Ludeya Makadara MP George Aladwa says that devolution has helped bring overwhelming development to Nairobi County and other cosmopolitan counties. The Makadara legislator has warned against any plot to put Nairobi under the management of the national government, noting that such a move will jeopardise the progress made in key sectors of the economy within the county. According to Aladwa, infrastructure, garbage collection and massive improvements in the education sector…

Sonko:We must protect devolution at all costs  

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko welcoming Visiting Namibian president Dr Hage Gottfriend Geingob who is on a state visit to Kenya. With him are Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma and other state officials . Photo/Samson wire. By Erick Ludeya Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has warned against any plans to delist Nairobi from the 47 counties and has instead called on politicians to support devolution. Sonko has told Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot to drop his proposal through a bill targeting to scrap Nairobi County and revert its leadership to the national…

Babu Owino dismisses proposal to scrap Nairobi County as empty talk

Embakasi East MP Babu Owino   By Erick Ludeya Embakasi East MP Babu Owino has told off Kericho senator Aaron Cheruiyot over a proposal to delist Nairobi as one of the 47 counties. Babu has told the senator to stop wasting his time on things that have no legal binding and geared towards downplaying the benefits of devolution “He does not understand Nairobi very well and that is why he is trying to come up with imaginary stuff about the capital city. He needs to read the law very well,”…

Jubilee tells Elachi to accept impeachment and move on

Leader of Majority in the Nairobi County Assembly Abdi Ibrahim Guyo (Left) and other Jubilee MCAs during a party meeting presided over by the Secretary General Raphael Tuju By Adieri Mulaa Jubilee Party has sealed the fate of dethroned Nairobi County Assembly speaker Beatrice Elachi. The party now wants her to withdraw the two suits she has filed against the County Assembly. Elachi was overwhelmingly elected on Jubilee ticket following her endorsement by President Uhuru Kenyatta. However, she was impeached last month by MCAs who accused her of abuse of…