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Women have continued to shine as many of them have been considered in this year’s elections as running mates.

Just days after Narc Kenya party leader Martha Wangari Karua being picked as AZIMIO LA UMOJA flag bearer Raila Amolo Odinga’s presidential running mate, many governor aspirants have continued to unveil female running mates.

Jenipher Chemtai Mbatiany was on Wednesday May 18, 2022 selected as the running mate for the senate speaker Kenneth Lusaka who is eyeing the Bungoma gubernatorial seat on a Ford Kenya party ticket.

Speaking at Ken Lusaka command center,Jenipher who was overwhelmed by joy said that she didn’t see it coming considering she was the only woman among men who were eyeing for that position as the deputy governor should Lusaka manage to unseat the incumbent Wycliffe Wangamati.

“The search for a suitable running mate has been vigorous and am sincerely happy and humbled by the speaker for finding me fit for that position, I am eternally grateful and am going to hit the road running, I am going to deliver,” she said

Speaker Lusaka congratulated her noting that she is a dedicated, fearless, resilient woman of God and her contribution will affect the team positively.

He went ahead to ask those who were competing for the position but did not merit to stay put saying that there is more within the executive and the whole government assuring them that if he takes over the county government, they will be considered for other positions.

Webuye West MP Dan Wanyama who was also present backed Lusaka’s decision on settling on a woman as his running mate saying that he has demonstrated equity by making it clear that women are also good managers and able to handle huge leadership positions.

“You have broken the gist and we appreciate the fact that you have practiced inclusivity and making sure that the women are included and that they are fit for leadership positions and that our women are equal to the task to manage the people of Bungoma,”he said.

Tranzoia County hopeful and former Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya on Friday May 13, 2022 also picked a female running mate.

Natembeya unveiled Mrs. Philemona Bineah Kapkor as his choice for deputy governor at an event held at Democratic Action Party of Kenya (DAP-K) headquarters located at Chui House, Nairobi.

Philomena is a banker and Natembeya believes her experience and expertise will help the Tans Nzoia County grow should he clinch the county’s topmost seat.

Justina Wamae on Monday May 16, 2022 presented her papers to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) as running mate to Roots Party Presidential aspirant George Wajackoyah.

Wamae was accompanied by Adam ‘otto’ Kadernani the Roots Party Secretary General and party leader Wajackoyah.

In an earlier interview with a local media station Wamae, 35, claimed that she will take her first puff of bhang on their inauguration day if they clinch the country’s top seat in the August, 9 general elections.

Presidential hopeful Wajackoyah unveils running mate

In February, Wajackoyah officially launched his State House bid with a promise to legalize bhang and suspend the constitution within the first six months.

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Senate speaker Kenneth Lusaka who is also a gubernatorial aspirant in Bungoma county has officially launched a football tournament dubbed Ken Lusaka cup football tournament.

The tournament is aimed at promoting and mentoring talents.

Speaking while officially unveiling the tournament at Kufwela command center in Milimani, Bungoma, Lusaka who is vying on a Ford Kenya ticket said that he had started the program as a way of involving and nurturing the youths who have talents in sports, when he was the County’s governor in 2013-2017.

He noted that he has decided to bring back the program as he seeks to unseat the incumbent Wycliffe Wangamati of the Democratic Action Party of Kenya (DAP-K).

“We have launched this tournament and it is set to take around one and a half months and it is going to involve all the youths from every ward across the county,” he said.

The senate speaker went ahead to note that the initiative will aim at helping the youths to invest their time on practicing and building on their talents instead of involving themselves in unproductive activities like being used to cause havoc and destruction during this campaign period.

He further asked the youths who will participate in the tournament to make it friendly and not to promote hatred among themselves.

Lusaka also said that he looks forward to bringing coaches on board to train those who emerge stars so that some of them can join big teams in the country.

David Kalamu who is in charge of Lusaka’s tournament said that the games are going to help in national cohesion by bringing together different tribes to participate in one thing.

He also said that the scouts are being sent in every constituency in the county to identify those with talents in sport and bring them on board to participate in those games and after the games, there are many youths that will benefit from them.

“It is not the first time this tournament is being introduced by the speaker, they used to be there when he was the governor and am happy that it is being reintroduced again and Bungoma being bedrock of sports, many youths will shine,” he said

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United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party leader Deputy President William Ruto who is Kenya Kwanza alliance presidential flag bearer has finally unveiled his running mate choice.

This is after the DP and his allies convened a meeting at his official Karen residence on Saturday, May 14, 2022, which lasted 17 hours.

Addressing the press on Sunday, May 15, 2022, at his Karen residence, Ruto said that after the successful meeting, they agreed to settle on Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua.

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Ruto thanked Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro, his Kandara counterpart Alice Wahome and speaker Justin Muturi, and Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru whom Ruto said missed the running post by a whiskerfor making it to the final shortlist, saying that they will work together to strengthen his government.

Kithure Kindiki was in the runners up position.

The meeting had on Saturday failed to reach an agreement on who was best suited to become Dr. Ruto’s running mate choice, between Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua and Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki.

Ruto’s presidential secretariat spokesperson Hussein Mohamed addressed the media from Ruto’s Karen residence at midnight and assured members of the press that the running mate choice will be unveiled on Sunday May 15, 2022.

Ruto was set to unveil its running mate Saturday, ended holding a crisis meeting with his top strategists until midnight, with journalists waiting outside at his Karen official residence.

Gachagua or Kindiki: Ruto to unveil running mate

He had been expected to make the announcement at 11am, but it was later changed to 1pm, 3pm. But it did not happen.

Sources indicate that Ruto was all set to name Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki as his running mate until Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua insisted it must be him.

In Mt Kenya, supporters of Gachagua in Mathira held demonstrations in town insisting that he must be named to deputise Ruto in the presidential election set for August 9.

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Trans Nzoia County Governor hopeful George Natembeya has unveiled his choice for deputy ahead of the Monday May 16, 2022 deadline set by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

The former Rift Valley Regional Commissioner on Friday unveiled Mrs. Philemona Bineah Kapkor as his choice for deputy governor at an event held at Democratic Action Party of Kenya (DAP-K) headquarters located at Chui House, Nairobi.

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Philomena is a banker and Natembeya believes her experience and expertise will help the Tans Nzoia County grow should he clinch the county’s topmost seat.

Natembeya’s main opponent is Kiminini Member of Parliament Chris Wamalwa who is vying on a Ford Kenya ticket.

Migori gubernatorial candidate John Pesa unveiled veteran journalist Matiko Bohoko as his running mate.

Kisii gubernatorial candidate Sam Ongeri unveiled Engineer Josiah Maaga as his ticket-mate.

Busia gubernatorial hopeful Moses settled on Tom Ipomai as his running mate.

Defence Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa who is the DAP-K party patron used the event’s opportunity to tell ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and his Ford Kenya counterpart Moses Wetangula that the power-sharing deal they signed with DP William Ruto is a scam.

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Both Mudavadi and Wetangula have been promised 30 per cent of the government should Ruto win the August 9 presidential election.

However, the promise comes with a rider that the two politicians must deliver at least 70 per cent of the Western Kenya votes. That is around 1.8 million votes.

Should they succeed in that quest, and Ruto wins the presidency, then Mudavadi will be appointed the Prime Cabinet Secretary and Wetangula the Speaker of the National Assembly.

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Nzoia sugar company is set to close for a period of two months for to undergo repair and maintenance.

Speaking to the press at the company, the company’s Managing Director Chrispin Ogutu said that the sugar miller has been operating on old equipment which has affected the production.

He said that the company needs modernized equipment for efficiency in production of sugar.

The national government had recently allocated 500 million shillings to aid in reviving the miller and some of the money was used to import new equipment from overseas to at least boost the production.

Ogutu went ahead to note that 216 million shillings is going to be used for that exercise where by 150 million shillings will be used on spare parts while the remaining will be used to pay the experts who will participate in repairing the equipment and also paying the skilled casuals and laborers.

The managing director went ahead to ask the farmers whose sugarcane is ready for cutting to be patient and reserve them as they wait for the company to resume saying that when it resumes, it will be able to process more sugar hence more canes will be needed.

Ogutu also noted that the company still owes the farmers 787 million saying that since the reopening of the company in 2020 which was languishing in debts, it has paid to about 1.5 billion shillings debt as at April and it looks forward to pay more farmers when the company resumes.

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Lawyer Donald Kipkorir is known for his flamboyant lifestyle. Or is he?

Well, if you thought that the commercial and corporate lawyer is just living large in the city whilst his mother suffers in the village then you are wrong.

In Africa, it is said that mothers are the only people who wish us well, and Donald Kipkorir must be living by the phrase and decided to make sure that his mother eats life with a big spoon.

Photos of a palatial home that lawyer Donald Kipkorir has built for his mother have been shared on social media, and they have left Kenyans mesmerized.

The counsel on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 took to his social media handles to reveal that lawyer Silas Jakakimba together with his wife and friends had visited his mother Katarina in Cheptongei village.

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While thanking Jakakimba for paying a courtesy call to his mother in the remote village, Donald Kipkorir shared the photos they had taken while at the home.

The palatial home has left Kenyans talking, with the multimillion house in the background getting the attention of many.

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While captioning the photos, the flamboyant lawyer noted that Jakakimba and his friends had taken a whole bag of sugar to his mother.

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“My Truest BFF @silasjakakimba and his wife and friends, today, went all the way to Cheptongei to pay a courtesy call on my Beloved Mother Katarina. And they gifted her a whole bag of sugar. Silas & Flo, may Your Cup Always Runneth Over. May Almighty God always Watch over you,” Donald Kipkorir tweeted.

Below are some of the reactions from a section of Kenyans after seeing Donald Kipkorir’s mother’s palatial home in the village.

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Infinix today announced the launch of the all-new smartphone HOT 12, a fresh smartphone that integrates long endurance and fun.

The announcement was made at the University of Nairobi during this years’ Tech Week, an event where students are offered an opportunity to showcase their innovative ideas through projects and exhibitions they
are working on.

Established in 2018, the event is currently being occasioned by 20 universities country wide with this years’ event being hosted at the University of Nairobi.

In partnership with Infinix the winners were awarded cash prizes of up to Ksh 50,000 and brand new Hot 12 Play Series phones that were officially launched at the event.

Winners of Tech Week 2022, Taifa Hall UoN

About The HOT 12 Series

The Infinix HOT 12 is equipped with a Helio G85 processor, a 6.82″ 90Hz Pro-Level gaming screen for electronic sports to create an ideal game entertainment platform.

It comes with a 5000mAh battery, an 18W fast charger and the famous Dar-link game optimization engine to stimulate all-day gaming pleasure.

The trendy straight-edge design presents light and thin scientific and technological aesthetics, for a powerful and stylish Infinix HOT series mobile phone.

Eric Zheng, Infinix Product Manager expressed: “We are continuously committed to designing intelligent smartphones with excellent performance and trendy aesthetics for young consumers, and we will constantly bring the latest, best and most cost-effective products to users.

“The Infinix HOT 12 has achieved a breakthrough in improved performance, ultra-long endurance and trendy
aesthetics, which allows young people around the world to express themselves through their smartphones. ”

A Blazing-Fast Chipset

Thanks to the blazing fast MediaTek G85 gaming chipset, The Infinix HOT 12 comfortably handles higher frame rates to run demanding games resulting in shorter response times and faster communication connections.

The G85 gaming chipset adopts dual-core flagship CPU architecture, two fast ARM Cortex-A75 cores up to 2 GHz for performance tasks and six small ARM CortexA55 cores up to 1.8 GHz for efficiency.

All eight cores can be used together thanks to heterogeneous multiprocessing support.

These headline features combined make for a fantastic gaming smartphone enabling HOT 12 to run the top games in sublime quality for an immersive gaming experience.

Power All Day Long

The Infinix HOT 12 uses a massive 5000mAh battery, fast-charging and ultra-power mode to ensure consistent performance alongside rapid juice ups for all day long battery life.

Equipped with a 5000mAh “Big Mac” high-density and large-capacity battery, which can support the power consumption of demanding apps, games and general use, users can enjoy power all day long.

Additionally, it also supports Type-C interface18W supercharge with a 50% power up time of just 50 minutes allowing users to focus more on their games and less on their battery levels.

To further improve battery quality, The Infinix HOT 12 is equipped with Infinix self-developed battery lasting technology, which improves the longevity by approximately 25% in a single click.

With just 5% power remaining, an additional 2.6 hours of usage can be unlocked using Ultra Power
Mode.

Packed With Memory

Coming stacked with 128GB+6GB of memory & RAM, the HOT 12 allows users to run multiple demanding applications with ease and operate them smoothly with the ability to switch between apps without lag and the storage to keep everything in one place.

Gamers can enjoy fluid frame rates and blazing speed when playing the latest games giving them a considerable advantage over players with older devices.

Infinix’s self-developed RAM fusion technology allows HOT 12 phones to support 5GB of extended RAM and up to 11GB of combined RAM, increasing the number of background cached applications by three to nine and improving the average launch time of TOP20 applications by 10%- 50%.

The extra RAM gives users power when they need it for a sublime smartphone experience in a wide variety of usage scenarios.

Trendy Eye-catching Design

The Infinix HOT 12 features a superbly trendy flat-edge flagship smartphone design language for an eye-catching look.

The straight-edge design gives the device a visibly thinner effect of a 3mm textured look with cleaner lines. The angular exterior is paired with a rich reflection of flowing light and shadow representing a strong & bold image.

The devices come with rich & vibrant color options including Racing Black, Legend White & Origin blue giving young consumers a color option for every occasion.

The HOT 12 features a full 6.82″ 90Hz Pro-Level esports screen for a silky-smooth display. It also

provides almost instant visual feedback on touch input with a 180Hz touch sampling rate giving the
HOT 12 a snappy response rate which is absolutely ideal for smartphone gaming and demanding applications.

Rich Immersive Sound

HOT 12 comes fully upgraded with both dual upper and lower speakers for a truly immersive audio experience with deep lows, clear mids and rich crisp highs.

Users can enjoy a top-quality audio experience when listing to music, consuming online media and playing fast-paced games where footsteps can be heard giving gamers an advantage when another player is on the hunt.

The Infinix HOT 12 also delivers a fantastic photographic experience for users with a clean user interface.

Fully equipped with an 8MP AI front camera, 13MP AI triple rear camera, and a powerful image algorithm, HOT 12 provides an AI portrait that enhances the focus of every snapshot in the best way possible.

The XOS 10 operating system redefines style with a brand-new design and artistic chromatic aberration through Smart Scene and integrates some applications designed for a smarter life.

Its built-in XArena enhances your gaming experience by integrating game applications on smartphones into a single area and enabling game boosters to boost performance.

There is also a quick setting that mutes messages and calls during a gaming session so users can focus on the task at hand.

Combined with the underlying game optimization algorithm through Dar-Link, it brings users an immersive gaming entertainment experience unrivaled by smartphones at its attainable price point.

Availability

Infinix HOT 12 will be available in 3 variants HOT 12 Play 128+4 for Ksh 18,499, HOT 12 Play 64+4 for Ksh 16,499 and HOT 12 128+4 going for Ksh 19,999 soon in outlets countrywide.

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There was drama in Othaya during the funeral service of the late third President of Kenya Emilio Mwai Kibaki when a mourner tried to run towards the podium while Deputy President William Ruto was giving his speech.

A video that has since gone viral shows a woman running from where the mourners had been seated at a tent trying to make her way to the podium.

However, she was stopped by the security and whisked away before she could make her way to the podium where DP Ruto was standing.

At the time, the second in command had paused his speech to acknowledge leaders who were present at the event but had not received a chance to address the mourners.

This is not however the first drama to be witnessed at Kibaki’s funeral.

The man who caused drama outside Parliament buildings on Tuesday claiming to be the late President Mwai Kibaki’s grandson on Friday begged to address the nation during the funeral service held at Nyayo Stadium.

It is not clear yet how Allan Makhana breached security and got to the podium as Archbishop Anthony Muheria made an announcement.

He could be heard whispering that he needed just two minutes to make ‘a few remarks’.

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Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga has his own style of mourning high-profile people in the country. Or is he?

Well, if you reflect at all the funerals of the high-profile people Kenya has lost, you must have noticed a black flywhisk that the former Prime Minister carries around and waves in the air several times whenever he is viewing the deceased’s body.

When former Vice President Michael Kijana Wamalwa died in the year 2003, Raila arrived in Kitale, Trans Nzoia County donning luo traditional regalia, armed with a spear and his magical black flywhisk.

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ODM leader Raila Odinga during the funeral of the late Vice President Michael Kijana Wamalwa. Picture/Courtesy

In 2014 during the funeral of the then Homa Bay County Senator Otieno Kajwang, Raila lifted his black flywhisk.

We saw it again in 2020 during the funeral of the second president of the Republic of Kenya Mzee Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi.

Raila MOURNED Hon Kajwang' in STYLE, with all the TOP honors BEFITTING a  Luo Ker
ODM leader Raila Odinga during the funeral of the late Otieno Kajwang. Picture/Courtesy

When Raila arrived at Parliament buildings to view the late President Moi’s body, he ceremoniously pulled out his black flywhisk, removed his cowboy hat and looked at the body for a few seconds before waving the flywhisk in slow motion six times over the body.

VIDEO: How Raila Mourned Moi Vs Jaramogi to Kenyatta
ODM leader Raila Odinga while viewing the late President Daniel Moi’s body. Picture/Courtesy

And have you seen the same happen during the late President Emilio Mwai Kibaki’s funeral? Well, when the ODM leader arrived at Nyayo National Stadium on Friday April 29, 2022, he was carrying his black flywhisk.

Deputy President, William Ruto And Raila Odinga Shake Hands At The Funeral  Ceremony Of Former President Mwai Kibaki At Nyayo Stadium | Bounce Nation
Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto at Nyayo National Stadium for the late President Mwai Kibaki’s funeral service. Picture/Courtesy

On Saturday April 30, 2022, Raila landed at Othaya Boys High School in Othaya in the company of his wife Mama Ida Odinga while carrying the black flywhisk in his hands.

Just before they left Othaya Boys High School for the funeral service of the late President Mwai Kibaki at his Othaya home, Raila waved his flywhisk in the air befotre entering his car that took him to the event.

But what is the meaning of all these?

According to the Luo Council of Elders chairperson Willis Otondi who spoke to the media in 2020 during the funeral of the late President Moi, the whisk is only given to selected elders in the community.

Known is Orengo in the luo language, the whisk is a symbol of peace and whenver Raila lifts it at the funerals, he calls for calmness.

The elder explained that the orengo is a status symbol and only a certain cadre of elders are allowed to carry it.

For instance, the whisk is believed to have magical power that is transferred to whoever inherits it.

Whenever it is lifted like Raila does at the funerals of the high-profile people, it shows respect from the entire generation.

The late Otieno Kajwang also used to carry the whisk around and it was believed to be having some magical powers.

Revealed: The magic Otieno Kajwang' did with his fly whisk
The late Otieno Kajwang. Picture/Courtesy

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Exiled Kenyan lawyer Miguna Miguna on Thursday, April 28, 2022, gave his opinion just days after Westlands Member of Parliament Tim Wanyonyi announced that he will be defending his seat.

Tim made the announcement after his Nairobi gubernatorial ambitions were ended following Polycarp Igathe’s entry into the race.

Igathe’s entry through the Jubilee party ticket complicated Azimio La Umoja’s Nairobi formation, forcing other aspirants to step down for him.

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Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi and Polycarp Igathe. Photo/ Courtesy/ Tim Wanyonyi Facebook.

Tim Wanyonyi’s entry into the Westlands parliamentary race sparked mixed reactions, with a section of Kenyans opining that he was going to retain the seat.

He will now be facing off with the immediate former Law Society of Kenya president Nelson Havi, who is vying on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket.

Wanyonyi has pledged his loyalty to his party, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), which he will be using to defend his seat.

However, Miguna Miguna has a different opinion.

The controversial lawyer claims that Havi will defeat Tim Wanyonyi in the August 9, 2022 polls.

NELSON HAVI regrets almost immediately after joining RUTO's UDA as he comes  face-to-face with the reality on the ground – Look! He never expected this  at all | DAILY POST
Nelson Havi. Photo/Courtesy/Nelson Havi Twitter

Through a post on his official Twitter account, Miguna argues that Havi will be the best MP for Westlands, claiming that Wanyonyi is a coward, probably for accepting to step down for Igathe.

“President @NelsonHavi has been my lawyer. We don’t agree on many issues. However, he will be the BEST MP for Westlands. Tim Wanyonyi may be a good man. But he is a COWARD and has never LEGISLATED in Parliament. Parliament DESERVES eloquent and brilliant WARRIORS like @NelsonHavi,” tweeted Miguna Miguna.

Igathe on Thursday, April 28, 2022 paid a courtesy call on Tim Wanyonyi, who endorsed him for the Nairobi gubernatorial race.

“A courtesy call from the Azimio La Umoja – One Kenya Alliance Nairobi Gubernatorial candidate Polycarp Igathe. Asante,” Tim Wanyonyi posted.

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Kenyan companies linked to land sales in Kiambu County are again embroiled in controversy after a flagship property was accused of fraudulent dealings.

In court filings, Finsco Africa and Heri Homes are accused of selling land over which the heirs of a coffee farming dynasty are feuding.

The 200-acre parcel, marketed as Legacy Ridges, sits on Ruiru-Kamiti Road and is advertised as “affordability meets lifestyle”, with properties starting at Kshs 8.4 million.

Also known as Wamikey Estate Limited, the family property is allegedly being illegally sold off by Virginia Waithera, in collusion with Finsco Africa and Heri Homes, without the authorisation of other family members.

Waithera is the second wife of prominent Kiambu businessman David Ndua Thuo (deceased).

The children of Thuo’s first marriage to Alice Njeri moved to court to stop Waithera from managing Wamikey “without transparency to the rest of the family to the extent that she has sold and/or transferred shares and/or tampered with the registration of the property.”

“Waithera has entered into an illegal joint venture agreement with developers known as Heri Homes, Finsco Africa, who are developing the property belonging to the estate and have named the development Legacy Ridges,” said Godfrey Alfred Hinga, a son of the deceased businessman.

Following the launch of the real estate project at an event on 22 February 2022, Higa says he wrote to Waithera, Heri Homes and Finsco Africa, but they failed to respond to the letter.

In court filings, Hinga states that the land allegedly misappropriated for Legacy Ridges has a value of more than KES 1 billion and that the Wamikey Estate “as a whole risks being lost to scammers.”

“Virginia Waithera does not have any higher right than the other beneficiaries of the estate,” he states.
The court case risks snarling the Legacy Ridges development.

The woes of Finsco Africa and Heri Homes stretch across Kiambu County to another development, Riverline Ridges, now stalled due to court allegations of a fraud that pits heirs of Bernard Njinu Kiarie, a powerful Moi-era police chief, against each other.

According to court filings, Fisnco and Heri Homes have not purchased the 428 acres but are already selling the land to unsuspecting buyers without disclosing the lack of clear title.

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Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati has today unveiled the 7000 beneficiaries of governor’s scholarship 5th cohort 2022.

At an event that was conducted at Masinde Muliro grounds Webuye, Wangamati said that the county officials participated in visiting the beneficiaries’ homes to make sure that the scholarship is awarded to the most deserving students in the county who are bright and genuinely needy.

In his speech Wangamati said that the county government had initially targeted 3000 students but following the good performance from the needy students, they decided to increase the number to 7000 so as to enable bright but needy students to get their education equally like other children.

He went ahead to note that the program was initiated in 2017 and the pioneering class sat for their examinations in 2022, which 500 students who were beneficiaries sat for their exams and so far, the results received are from 281 students all with good grades.

One Tatiana Wabwire from South Bukusu ward Kimatuni village who scored an A after benefitting from the scholarship 2017 and heading to Pangani girls high school expressed her joy saying that coming from a struggling family, she didn’t know how the fate of her education would be until the program came by.

Tatiana Wabwire. Photo/Courtesy/Governor’s Press Service

“I have been raised by partly my grandfather and my single mother after my dad died in 2013 and it was really hard for me through my primary school education and I didn’t know if at some point I will be standing here with these grades, thanks to governor Wangamati’s scholarship that saw me through my high school education,” said Tatiana

Wangamati went ahead to warn his competitors to stop politicizing everything saying that his scholarship is only for the needy students and not the rich as alleged by his competitors.

“You people send me in the office as the second governor, to go and work and as you can see, I have delivered and I have the receipts for that unlike my competitors, so I want them to come with the receipts not empty talks,” he said

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The ruling Jubilee party has come out to address concerns over Sirisia MP John Waluke’s fate as the country heads to August general elections.

The lawmaker is facing a corruption case in court and there were rumors that he has not been cleared by his party to defend his seat in August over the graft case.

The Jubilee party through its Bungoma branch county office manager Edward Lubakaya has, however, rubbished the rumors saying that Waluke will be on the ballot.

While issuing the certificates to Jubilee aspirants at the party’s office in Kanduyi, Lubakaya said that Waluke was cleared and already has the certificate and also serving as the Jubilee party chairman in Bungoma county.

He went ahead to tell Waluke’s opponents to brace themselves for a tough fight.

Waluke was in June 2020 convicted of fraud involving Ksh.313 million in shady maize dealings with the National Cereals Produce Board (NCPB) which led to many concluding that he won’t be cleared to defend his seat on 9th of August 2022

Lubakaya further said Jubilee party in Bungoma county will throw its weight behind governor Wycliffe Wangamati’s gubernatorial bid since they all fall under AZIMIO One Kenya coalition and so it won’t have a candidate at that position.

“I want to make it clear that we as Jubilee party Bungoma county, we are going to support governor Wycliffe Wangamati, we won’t have a candidate on that level because we will gang behind Wangamati to see him reelected,” he said

One of the aspirants Dr Ferdinand Nyongesa who is seeking to unseat the DAP-K party leader Wafula Wamunyinyi of Kanduyi Constituency as the Member of Parliament expressed his confidence in Jubilee party saying that he is now ready to face his competitors fully.

“My supporters should now stop worrying and listening to  rumors that I have stepped down. I am in the race and let my competitors start parking to clear the space because I am coming with a different style,” he said.

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A recent political move by ODM Party Leader Raila Odinga has faced heavy opposition from the public and further proved why he is the wrong candidate ahead of the August 9th general polls.

In the latest turn of events, the former Prime Minister suffered a major embarrassment after a section of the electorate in his Nyanza backyard rejected calls to adopt a six-piece voting pattern for ODM candidates in all 5 positions of the MCA, MP, Woman Rep, Senator, and Governor seat.

Speaking at Nyasore Village in Rachuonyo East Sub County during the burial of the late Ambassador of Kenya to Qatar Paddy Ahenda on Monday, Raila claimed that the mode of voting would help enhance the formation of a stable government in the unlikely situation he is elected president.

“While I have committed to take the bull by its horns at the national level, I am asking you to vote six-piece for our ODM candidates, from the MCA seats, to the presidency come the General Election, for us to have the required strength,” said the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Alliance presidential aspirant.

According to him, those who are seeking alternative parties or going independent after defeat in nominations are ‘enemies of the people’ out to divide the region.

But moments later, his controversial remarks provoked reactions that painted a rather harsh reality on the ground.

As soon as the story was picked up by local media, voters from all corners of the country – including some from his own support base – took to social media to protest the comments made by the veteran politician struggling through his fifth bid for the ever-elusive presidency.

From some of the responses featured below, netizens took turns in dismissing the skewed tactic that calls for one to ignore the suitability or otherwise of candidates or how they got their respective party tickets, and simply vote for the party because the cabal at the helm has declared so.

A majority of those who aired their views described it as a greedy move only aimed at protecting his personal selfish interests.

Others urged him to give up on his mistaken cause and prepare for what is predicted as the imminent downfall of the Odinga’s dynasty just as is happening to the Moi’s in Kalenjin land years after their catastrophic 24-year regime.

“This year the Kenyatta family is wondering why Kikuyus have rejected them. I pray that by 2027, Luos will reject the Odinga family just as the Moi family is quickly being forgotten in Kalenjin land,” one wrote.

“Any average Kenyan will know that this is a politician trying to greedily secure his interests…. For your interest guys, vote in personalities and not parties,” another added.

As things seem to turn out, political parties and politicians that favour the so-called 6-piece voting pattern might soon be licking their political wounds unless they learn to embrace free, fair, transparent and accountable nomination exercises.

Over the past few weeks, we have seen major political parties in the country like Jubilee and ODM staying intent on locking in politicians in regions where they dominate so that such people are denied an opportunity for fair competition against preferred candidates.

The parties and their leaders are running scared that newcomers might unseat seasoned politicians most of whom no longer make sense to young voters.

This when contrasted with DP Ruto’s non interference in primaries, young and undecided voters seem to be appreciating the UDA Party for giving a fair opportunity to the voters to decide who should be their candidate by not imposing friends and family on them.

This is particularly true within the ODM regions of Nyanza and elsewhere where newly registered voters do not necessarily appreciate a candidate being forced on them just because they belong to a political outfit when these candidates have no progressive developmental agenda for their constituencies.

Voters want development.

Voters don’t care why the regions were not favoured in the past, they care about the present and future.

Voters will see performance of the candidates and would look at their vision.

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Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) based in Juja, Kiambu County, are hunting down three suspects who killed a 23-year-old university student in cold blood on Monday night.

The killers are said to have escaped with the victim’s mobile phone and other valuables.

DCI boss George Kinoti in statement on Tuesday evening said Joel Juma, a fourth year Industrial Chemistry student at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), was stabbed two times on the chest by one of the thugs before they fled to darkness in the 2am incident.

According to Juma’s girlfriend who is a Law student at the Mt Kenya University, Parklands Campus, she had escorted her boyfriend to get some revision materials from his classmates a few blocks away, when the blood thirst gang accosted them.

The girlfriend had gone to visit his lover last evening at around 6pm and found him studying for his examinations. She prepared a meal that they shared together before they retired to bed.

However, Juma later woke up and embarked on his books but at 2am, he asked her to escort him to where a classmate lived a few blocks away, to get some reference material that he needed before morning.

It is while on their way when the thugs attacked them near hotel Lilies, demanding for money and mobile phones.

Two of them descended on Juma with blows and kicks before stabbing him twice on the left side of his chest, leaving him lying on the ground in a pool of blood.

The third assailant manhandled the lady who hadn’t carried any valuable and luckily, left her unscathed. Local guards who heard the commotion rushed to the scene and together with the heavily shaken girlfriend, helped Juma to a local dispensary where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Detectives have since established that pockets of a notorious gang, which escaped the ongoing operation to rid Kayole and Dandora of criminals, has found a safe haven in Gachororo, where they are regrouping with the aim of establishing a fiefdom.

Consequently, a major undercover operation to completely annihilate the gang has been launched in the area. Detectives from the Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau (CRIB) and the Special Service Unit (SSU) have been dispatched conduct the operation.

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Bungoma County health workers have threatened to down their tools should the Wycliffe Wangamati-led government fail to address their concerns.

They have called out the county government for alleged negligence saying that it has failed to keep the promises that they made to them during the past industrial action.

The county government had promised to address the issues that the nurses were facing but since then nothing has happened.

Speaking to the press in Bungoma town on Tuesday, the secretary general of Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) Bungoma branch George Barasa said that the county government during the past industrial action promised to look into the issues that the nurses were facing including the payment of enhanced risk allowance for all the nurses in the county, promoting the redesignation of  nurses and confirmation of those who have been employed on permanent terms of service but it is yet to be done.

“As the hospitals across the county continue to suffer with a shortage of nurses, the county government is just quiet yet they even conducted an interview in November last year and the county public service board is yet to produce the results of that particular exercise.

“There are even some of our staffs who have exited service and there is no replacement hence making the services in health facilities very bad,” he said

Barasa went ahead to say that the county government has been having meetings with them but nothing is being generated from those meetings since their issues have never been addressed.

“We are asking them as the union in this county, we want them to implement this issues that we have agreed with them fully, and we are saying the word is fully because the count time for 14 days that we are issuing this strike starts today, once this notice elapses, members will pull out of the service and we won’t be having services in public facilities,” he said

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