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…

Greenpeace Africa Calls on China to Maintain the Ban on Rhino Horns

Conservationists in Kenya are worried by China’s decision to reverse the ban on trade in tiger bones and rhino horns.  Experts have also condemned the move as one that could have dire repercussions for the endangered species.  Reacting to these developments, Greenpeace Africa’s Senior political advisor, Fredrick Njehu has said: “China’s decision to reopen trade on rhino horns and tiger bones will not only reactivate the demand for rhino products, but also contribute to a rise in poaching and other illegal activities. This also reverses steps that have been made…

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…

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…

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…

Is Leboo the man who might help Sonko fix things at City Hall?

Leboo Ole Morintat who has served at top management level for 25 years in various parts of the country has emerged as one of the most trusted allies of Governor Mike Sonko. The Public Service Management Chief Officer was last week appointed the Deputy County Secretary by Governor Mike Sonko. Mr Leboo who has also served as Town Clerk at City Hall was the Acting County Secretary for almost eight months before the appointment of Peter Kariuki. Mr Kariuki was suspended alongside other top officials at City Hall  over sabotage…

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…