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…

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…

Learning paralyzed as violence rocks Baringo South

Mukutani MCA Renson Parkei in a past meeting with Wananchi. He has condemned a Tuesday attack at Ramacha, Baringo South which left one man critically injured. Six primary schools and a secondary school have closed down following ethnic clashes in Baringo South Constituency stalling educational activities less than two months to the onset of national exams. According to political leaders from the area, the violence has rocked three locations in Baringo South Constituency, forcing residents to flee to IDP camps tens of kilometers away from the affected areas. WHY POWER-SHARING…

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…

WHY POWER-SHARING IS SETTING A WRONG POLITICAL PRECEDENCE

By Alfred Mosoti Lets not debate with a fact, judgement must exonerate someone and contend another,Period. There is a Swahili saying that goes:  Asiyekubali kusindwa sio mshindani; which can be paraphrased to mean: Any competitor with a tendency of refusing to accept a defeat, is not a worthy opponent. The saying cautions us against competing with those people, who only accepting verdicts of scenarios where they are declared winners; but cry foul when the opposite happens! http://Also Read: https://www.ceoafrica.co.ke/city-hall-to-complete-new-icu-unit-at-mama-lucy-hospital-in-december/ Directly or indirectly, we are all engaged in various forms of…

Governors spearhead realization of Kenya’s blue economy potential

By Abednego Mwikya The bid for full exploitation of the potential of Kenya’s blue economy has gained momentum after county governments vowed to rally behind the agenda. More than 20 governors from counties endowed with blue economy resources said they will be on the forefront in spurring conversations around utilization of water resources in the country with a view to creating job opportunities for unemployed Kenyans and for improvement of the economy. “Going forward, we are going to tackle the challenges that prevent this country from tapping the full potential…

Elachi runs for safety after MCAs storm office to kick her out

Enstranged Nairobi County Assembly Beatrice Elachi was forced to hide in her office strong room, to avoid facing the wrath of irate MCAs who insist she must vacate office. Elachi was impeached on Thursday last week by the city legislators, who accuse her of abuse of office and deliberate sabotage schemes. City Hall to complete new ICU Unit at Mama Lucy Hospital in December Despite having won the hearts of many at the Assembly when she took over, she had to scamper to safety while addressing the media after learning…

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…

Parklands Highridge MCA Jayendra Malde defends himself from extortionist claims accuses Sumra of witch hunt

By Samson Wire Member County Assembly for Parklands and Highridge Jayendra Virchand Malde is now accusing former Embakasi south MP Ishad Sumra of clandestinely orchestrating his arrest claiming he had requested a 5.7 million bribe from an A Sian to intervene in the demolition of a perimeter wall by the county. The MCA questioned the timing by the former lawmaker during the purported incident. Of extortion was quick and furies followed by a police officer claiming he was the master mind behind everything. NASA,Jubilee MCAs team up to kick out…