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…

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…

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…

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…

opposition MCAs vow: We will go on with Sonko’s impeachment motion

A section of Senators and members of the Nairobi County Assembly are accusing Sonko of staging theatrics to gain political mileage even in matters he should have handled as governor a long time ago. Governor Sonko has over the past one year, sacked and suspended his county executives and officials in what critics describe as unsettling of county operations. Opposition MCAs in Nairobi have vowed to go on with Governor Mike Sonko’s impeachment motion once the assembly resumes on Tuesday next week. The MCAs are citing the ongoing Pumwani saga over…