Governor Mutua calls on President Kenyatta to kick-start hiring of electoral commissioners

Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader and presidential aspirant Dr. Alfred Mutua has urged president Uhuru Kenyatta to urgently set in motion a process of hiring commissioners to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). The Machakos Governor said the Krigler Report recommended that a substantive, fully constituted commission must be in place 18 months to the election. He said this currently is 18 months away to the next ballot. “President Uhuru Kenyatta must commence a process to put in place a full-house commission that will start putting in place structures…

Job Scammers on the rise, Embu County raises concerns

The Embu County Public Service Board has raised the red flag over a fake jobs scam targeting members of the public. In an advisory to the public, board Chairman Alfred Kamau cautioned job seekers to be wary of a clique of unscrupulous individuals extorting cash with promises of securing jobs at the devolved unit. “The clique of scammers often pose as brokers or employees of the Embu County Public Service Board”, the Chairman said. Lately, the scammers have taken advantage of joblessness to deceive the job seekers that they can secure…

Shun Divisive Politics, Mutua Tells Political Leaders

Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader and presidential aspirant Dr Alfred Mutua has called on the people of Mt. Kenya region to remain united ahead of the general election. Dr Mutua said the region has witnessed incidents of political activities that could fan animosity and divide the community. “The political rhetoric and chest thumping that we have witnessed in parts of this region in the recent past is not good for the people,” Mutua said. He added that there are political leaders who are taking advantage of the fact that President…

Let the DP also resign: Governor Mutua challenges Court judgement

Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader and presidential aspirant Dr Alfred Mutua has challenged the recent judgement by Justice Weldon Korir that sitting governors who harbour dreams of vying for the presidency be compelled to resign from office six months before election. Dr Mutua termed the judgement by Justice Korir as unfair and discriminatory and did that it should be contested. “Kenya needs to be a country that encourages fairness so that all persons who aspire to run for the highest office in the land are offered equal opportunity to compete,”…

I am not a troubled man-Sonko responds to the Standard 

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has laughed off an article in one of the dailies describing his current political life as empty and weary. He has also clarified that his political career was not built on flamboyance but by the grace of God and his own good deeds. He termed the article titled “Badi, graft case spoiling party for once flashy Sonko,’’ as wishful thinking that will never see the light of the day. “I am not a troubled man but I know I have challenges which I have to handle…

KANU threaten to withdraw MP’S membership

  By Shadrack Nyakoe Leaders from various political groups have censured Mp for Kapseret Oscar Sudi and Jonathan Ng’eno of Emurrua Dikkir for uttering unprintable epithets on former First Lady Mama Ngina persona. Kenya Africa National National(KANU) leaders have threatened to throw out Ng’eno’s membership lest he comes out to apologize. Imenti Central Mp Gideon Mwiti has categorically warned MPs against disrespecting president Uhuru Kenyatta. He said that politicians must not let raw emotions destroy the national fabric. Politician Stanley Livondo popularly known as ‘Money Bag’ has called Jubilee party…

Sonko warns NMS against blackmail over dispute

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has asked Nairobi Metropolitan Service Director General Mohamed Badi to stop blackmailing the county over the ongoing talks to fix wrangles on the transferred functions. The Governor wants the NMS boss to the office of the Artoney General which is leading talks to iron out contested issues in the Deed of Transfer of functions. Though his spokesperson Ben Mulwa, he argues that it is wrong for Badi to continue criticizing the county for allegedly frustrating the NMS yet the AG is yet to give his verdict…

KIUNJURI BOUNCES BACK WITH A NEW POLITICAL PARTY

By Mourice Seretta   Former Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri has unveiled his new political party dubbed The Service Party, TSP. Speaking when he launched the party flanked by some of its national officials in Nairobi, Kiunjuri says the party will be a grassroots national party that will not only be the voice of Mwananchi, but also one that will approach politics differently. ‘We are deeply aware and saddened by the enduring divisions, persistent quarrelling and the general slide towards divisionism that has become part of our politics. We therefore…

WIPER PARTY THREATEN TO EXPEL MUTHAMA

By Mourice Seretta. Wiper Democratic Party has threatened to expel Former Machakos Senator Johnston Muthama citing lack of discipline. Wiper Deputy Party Leader Farah Maalim together with Party Chair Chirau Ali Mwakwere say Muthama has 14 days to show cause why disciplinary action should not be taken against him for openly associating himself with other parties and politicians who are adversaries of Wiper. “We wish to address to you that you have shown contempt and disregard of WDM-K and its leadership by spreading malicious propaganda and actively spreading hatred among…