Nairobi leaders want quick investigations over brutal church killings

Leaders in Nairobi are calling for quick investigations into the killing of two worshipers in a Nairobi Church. Led by Makadara MP George Aladwa ,the leaders want authorities to investigate and give satisfactory explanation on how armed robbers on Friday morning attacked Sakina Church in Nairobi’s Makongeni area. The robbers killed two worshippers who were in the church, an incident that has left the locals hell shocked. Aladwa wants the Makadara Sub County OCPD,Makongeni OCS and the DCIO to speed up investigations. ” We want answers as soon as possible…

City Hall unable to collect Sh300 billion from defaulters

By Erick Ludeya The County has admitted to internal working challenges that have made it difficult to reign in on defaulters who owe it a staggering Sh300 billion in debts. This emerged on Wednesday during an enquiry by the Budget and Finance Commitee which was infomed that the county has only collected Sh627,511,966 million in the current financial year, from a target of Sh3.1billion. The amounts accumulate from rates, Single Business Permits,Fire,adverts,medicals,loading zones and way leaves. Officers from the Debt Collection Unit(dcu) headed by James Lempaka cited lack of operational…

Building owners charged with three deaths

It is alleged that in early January 2011 and mid June 2015. At Casanova Village Starehe Nairobi County Kenya James Mwangi  and Teresia Mwangi . Jointly Constructed five story building without complying to laws relating to construction. Which caused the death of three innocent citizens after the building collapsed. The two accused pleaded not guilty to four counts of  manslaughter. Before Senior Principle Magistrate Peter Ooko at Milimani Law Court Nairobi County.

DADAAD REFUGEE TRAVELS TO KISMAYO SOMALI VIA WILSON AIRPORT BACK TO KENYA THROUGH JKIA

Controversy surrounding the movements of young alleged Somali refugee lady has seen Senior Magistrate Peter Ooko at Milimani Law Court Nairobi County Kenya, adjourned the sentencing of Dahir Aden Farhiyo in her 20s. It is alleged that Farhiyo used a Norway forged passport to gain entry in Kenya through JKIA where she was arrested while traveling back from Kismayo Somali to Kenya. The young lady through her Kenyan lawyer was unable to explain her mission back to Somali. She pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing a forged passport and…

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 party intervenes to end wrangles in county assembly

Nairobi county MCAs led by the majority leader Abdi Guyo during a press conference By Adieri Mulaa Jubilee Party MCAs in Nairobi County have been summoned to a crucial meeting at the party headquarters today. Agenda for the meeting has not been disclosed or formal invitation made to the media by the ruling party. However, communication to the MCAs which was seen by the CEO read in part: “Hon. Member, you are notified that there is a scheduled meeting of all Nairobi Jubilee Party Members on Monday 8th October, 2018…

Supremacy wars will paralyze devolution, Ojiambo tells stakeholders

Former Commonwealth Deputy Secretary General Josephine Ojiambo makes an address during a past event   By Abednego Mwikya Ambassador Josephine Ojiambo has said sour relations among players in the devolution implementation process will capsize the process prematurely. Citing the supremacy conflict recently witnessed between the National Assembly and the Senate over the question of duplicity of roles, Ojiambo said the two arms of the legislature played totally different roles anchored in the constitution and called for respect for institutions established by the supreme law. “Both institutions are critical for the…

Ngara ward MCA Chege Mwaura elected acting Nairobi County Assembly Speaker

Ngara ward MCA Chege Mwaura has been elected as the Nairobi County Assembly Speaker in an acting capacity. Chege who is also serving as the majority Chief Whip was elected unopposed, following the withdrawal of two other contestants Mary Njambi and Mary Ariviza. Deputy Speaker Kamangu Nyumu declared Chege validly elected as per the guidelines of article 178 (2)(b) of the Constitution and section 9 (4) (b)  of the County Government Act. The process was however marred with drama after the sudden appearance of Mary Ariviza who shouted that her…

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…