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…

MRM awards photographers Feted during ‘Eye in the Wild’ Competition

  By Barbra Onkoba Winners of the annual ‘Eye in the Wild’ photography competition themed ‘Stop the Chop’,  sponsored by Mabati Rolling Mills have been feted in a colorful ceremony held at Karura Forest. The campaign supports sustainable solutions that contribute to forest conservation with a view to protect our natural environment. It focused on four elements – wildlife, water, community, and lifestyle and provided a platform for photographers to highlight the beauty in Kenya’s landscape whilst celebrating the best talent. Speaking, Andrew John Heycott, Mabati Rolling Mills CEO said…

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…

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…

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…

Kenya Red Cross eyeing to incorporate youth in solving humanitarian crisis through programming

Switch TV Presenters Nick Mudimba,Nonny Gathoni,Daniel Peter Weke,DJ Sammy Flinch,Mwenesi Musalia and Nzula Makosi during the launch.   Kenya Red Cross has launched a new TV station targeting the youth with a view to empowering them solve humanitarian challenges in their communities. The station will offer engaging local and international content that includes an entertaining mix of; drama, comedy, reality, sports and current affairs programs. It will be available on Free to Air channels on Signet and Bamba TV. According to a study conducted by Millward Brown, a research firm…

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…

Sonko to sign NHIF deal targeting residents in informal settlements

Sonko said his administration will not relent in its efforts of attaining accessible and quality health services in county hospitals. By Erick Ludeya Poor households in Nairobi’s informal settlements will soon enroll to an easy to pay medical scheme to be unveiled by Governor Mike Sonko in partnership with the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) The new medical scheme, once unveiled will cushion vulnerable groups in the city to ensure they get quality and free medical services in county hospitals. Speaking on Friday during the ground breaking ceremony for the…