Infighting rocks Mutua kitchen cabinet

Infighting rocks Mutua kitchen cabinet

Machakos county chief-of-staff Mwengi Mutuse in cahoots with a section of county executives and chief officers have reportedly hatched a plot to frustrate the development agenda of Governor Alfred Mutua. Sources say the recent mini reshuffle in Mutua’s cabinet, where he made changes, was highly manipulated by his chief-of-staff to...

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Why Ruto,Mudavadi political alliance aborted

Why Ruto,Mudavadi political alliance aborted

The much-talked-about political alliance between William Ruto and Musalia Mudavadi has aborted, we can authoritatively report. Touted as the gamechanger that would have given Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga a run for their money in 2022 presidential elections, the alliance collapsed after ANC leaders accused the pro-Ruto MPs...

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Matiang’i tribulations in murky Gusii politics

Matiang’i tribulations in murky Gusii politics

After Interior and National Government Coordination cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i failed to get the nod and support of all elected MPs from Gusii community for the seat of presidency, he has now resorted to individual fishing and seeking the support of former MPs in a bid to have his political...

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Vihiga ANC boss ousted

Vihiga ANC boss ousted

Amani National Congress party leadership in Vihiga county has kicked out Sikalo Ochiel as the chairman of the Vihiga county branch. MCAs led by Victor Ijaika were in unison and supported the takeover move. The embattled Sikalo was also accused of using his position to nominate his wife as MCA,...

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Details behind recent Governor Mutua cabinet reshuffle

Details behind recent Governor Mutua cabinet reshuffle

Governor Alfred Mutua’s recent reshuffle within county executive committee has generated heat in the county, scuttling political matrix in the county’s administration. Not spared in the changes that many say were due to the influence of county First Lady, Lilian Ng’ang’a, MCAs who now smell a rat. Before the reshuffle,...

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Kalonzo’s empty power in Ukambani

Kalonzo’s empty power in Ukambani

It speaks volumes about Kalonzo Musyoka’s hold on the Kamba people that three governors from the region each controlling Sh10 billion a year are still gasping for political air. It also speaks about Kalonzo’s political tactics that he is the only tribal kingpin in Kenya who is openly not in...

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Kirinyaga MCA in court for forgery of documents

Kirinyaga MCA in court for forgery of documents

The hearing of an alleged forgery of a prime plot in Ngurubani town, Mwea, has started at the KerugoyaLaw Courts with the complainant being reprimanded by defence lawyers. Patrick Njiru, a local trader and complainant was challenged by Isaac Muchiri and Maina Kagioto to produce any letter of allotment he...

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Corruption in Nyamira county goes overboard

Corruption in Nyamira county goes overboard

Leaders and residents of Nyamira county have put investigation agencies on the spot over a number of corruption cases that have been reported in both the county executive and the assembly, incidents which have eroded the county’s economy and by extension, bringing development in the region to a standstill. While...

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Is Kindiki eyeing Tharaka governorship 2022?

Is Kindiki eyeing Tharaka governorship 2022?

For Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki, his ouster as senate deputy speaker is equivalent to a fall from the skies to the gutter, coming three years after he lost his position as Senate majority leader. In Jubilee’s first term, when Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto were more or...

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Shaky Kiambu county politics as 2022 comes calling

Shaky Kiambu county politics as 2022 comes calling

Kiambu governor James Nyoro has started making preparations to defend the seat he occupies courtesy of impeachment of former governor Ferdinand Waititu Babayao. Waititu was impeached by the county assembly and the verdict upheld by the senate in a special sitting in January this year. Nyoro, who first contested the...

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Undercurrents in the race to succeed Ongwae

Undercurrents in the race to succeed Ongwae

As the clock ticks towards the 2022 general election, the race to succeed Kisii governor James Ongwae is taking shape with clan politics expected to be a major determining factor.So far, all eyes have been focused on Nyaribari, the most populous and hitherto influential clan in Kisii county politics.Nyaribari clan...

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Politics in Wanga landscape after Washiali, Echesa downfall

Politics in Wanga landscape after Washiali, Echesa downfall

When popular mobilizer Rashid Echesa was named cabinet secretary for Sports, then majority whip in parliament and Mumias East MP Ben Washiali was not comfortable at the elevation of the youthful Echesa. A story is told of how, Washiali out to block Rashid being finally cleared by parliament brought on...

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