Nairobi MCAs dismiss EACC summons, insist Elachi’s fate is done

By Tobby Otum and Erick Ludeya Nairobi Members of County Assembly (MCAs) have dismissed the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) circular demanding them to appear before it. They insisted that they had not committed any crime by impeaching the county Speaker Beatrice Elachi. The MCAs led by Majority Leader Ibrahim Abdi want the EACC to deal with corruption involving theRuaraka land before engaging itself in other affairs of the county. NASA,Jubilee MCAs team up to kick out Elachi over corruption claims He said the county has lost over Sh 1.5 billion over the Ruaraka land saga yet the…

City residents dismiss petition to dissolve county government

A group of Nairobi residents have come out to oppose a petition to dissolve the Nairobi City County Government. The residents, under the Umbrella of Bunge La Mwananchi lead by their president; Henry Shitanda and Nairobi Chapter National Youth Chairman Edward Githaiga, have termed the petition by Patrick Githinji and Muthurwa residents association as mischievous and unwarranted. The group has submitted its own petition to President Uhuru Kenyatta, outlining to him some of the projects   Governor Mike Sonko has done since taking over office. The group is specifically citing improved…

COURT withdraws Rodgers Ochieng case

Rogers Okuta Ochieng a prominent business man East Africa  region  has withdrawn a  criminal case at milimani law court nairobi County Kenya , where he  filed a complaint against Elsbon Mwangi for unlawfully using his motor vehicle registration number KCG 414E, Nissan Blue Bird after paying him his dues.  WHY POWER-SHARING IS SETTING A WRONG POLITICAL PRECEDENCE Mwangi is alleged to have committed the offense on diverse dates between 24th November 2018 and 24thFebruary 2018 at an unknown place within Kenya. The businessman had further accused Mwangi of issuing a bad cheque.…

Samburu leaders: Arrest Aukot over incitement

Samburu political leaders have called for the investigation of Thirdway Alliance leader Ekuru Aukot over utterances he made in Baragoi over the weekend. Addressing journalists in Nairobi, the lawmakers said Dr Aukot’s statements amounted to ‘incitement to violence of two ethnic communities who have been coexisting peacefully for a long time’. “After the visit, he went into social media and made allegations that are geared towards inciting the Turkana community against the Samburu community living in Baragoi and its environs in Samburu North,” said Samburu North MP Musa Lentoimaga. Identifying If…

Defiant Sonko tells off MCAs

By Samson Wire. Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has told off those insisting that he move county operations from his home in Machakos back to Nairobi saying he will not be blackmailed. Speaking to journalists in Mua after a memorial service for his late father on Friday, the Nairobi County boss maintained that he will not relocate to City Hall. He was responding to an ultimatum from MCAs through their Majority leader Abdi Guyo that he move back to Nairobi within two weeks. Sonko remained defiant stating that he will not…

Elachi’s court order deemed to have been overtaken by events

By Adieri Mulaa A court order purporting to restrain the Nairobi City County Assembly from impeaching Speaker Beatrice Elachi was overtaken by events. It has now emerged that a prohibitory order issued by the Labour Relations Court on Thursday to block the assembly from debating a Motion on removal of the speaker was served on Friday morning, a day after the business had transacted and the speaker accordingly impeached. A copy of the order which was seen by CEO Africa has stumps indicating it was received by the county assembly…

Why a by-election might loom in Embakasi North

By Amos Mburu Electorates of Embakasi North Constituency might be warming for a by election after their MP James Gakuya was implicated in ksh 40million CDF scandal a week ago. The anti-corruption agency stated Gakuya is being investigated for misappropriation of funds allocated for road construction for the financial year 2014-2015. According to EACC, the MP awarded his companies tenders worth millions of shillings for the construction of non-existence road structures. “Investigations established that three companies associated with the Embakasi North Member of Parliament were James Mwangi Gakuya were awarded…

Meet the City inspectorate officer whose role is to curb noise pollution

By Samson wire. Shaban Muchelule has been credited with various crackdowns on noise pollutions within the city. After joining the council in 1990 and worked for 27 years as a mere constable, he has since been promoted to be the chief inspector Environment, Monitoring and compliance officer. After joining the county Government in 1990 he became the training instructor in 2002, served in water and debt collection departments, Shaban has remained steadfast and committed to the course of service delivery. While in charge,a number of bars owners have been arrested…

Babu Owino’s comrade support for Bobi Wine Sparks storm in Uganda as ‘Museveni’ warns against threats

  The ‘comrades’ remarks issued by Embakasi East MP Babu Owino over the detention of Ugandan opposition MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu popularly known as Bobi Wine has triggered more protests   from Ugandans , who have now taken power upon themselves  to directly tackle security officers in the East African state. On Thursday Morning, a video of Ugandan residents beating up army officers went viral, sending signs of a possible revolt against   the state over the manner in which it has mistreated the vocal lawmaker who is now the new face…