Undercurrents in Busia county politics

Undercurrents in Busia county politics

William Ruto’s hands are seen in a simmering fresh propaganda attack on Luhya leaders not keen to abandon Raila Odinga ahead of 2022 general elections. It is an open secret that the second in command has spent fortunes in galvanizing Western support and that informs the current leadership confusion in...

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Senior Busia county officer unmasked

Senior Busia county officer unmasked

A scandal of a senior officer in Busia county government who has employed his two wives in the same department and other relatives has been exposed. Investigations done by Weekly Citizen established that officer David Mayende who is an administrator in the department of lands is accused of using his...

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Is Raila grooming Otwoma to succeed Ojaamong as Busia Governor?

Is Raila grooming Otwoma to succeed Ojaamong as Busia Governor?

The 2022 succession war for Busia governor’s seat is now between two dominant communities. According to sources, ODM leader has been sucked into the wars as it is emerging that after the Teso community two term deal, he wants a Luhya to take over in 2022. Raila new found political...

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Oparanya declares total war on Mudavadi

Oparanya declares total war on Mudavadi

Political battles between Luhya kingpins Musalia Mudavadi and Wycliffe Oparanya has now shifted to Vihiga county that is perceived to be the stronghold of Mudavadi. Oparanya is said to have unleashed a massive campaign to cripple Mudavadi in his Vihiga backyard and the scheme seems to be paying off. Oparanya...

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Outcry as Busia lethal malaria jab victims get millions

Outcry as Busia lethal malaria jab victims get millions

The 28 victims and families of botched malaria vaccination at Akichelesit health centre in Teso North subcounty in 2015 want the county government to come clean and explain the legal fees paid to the lawyer that represented them. The legal fee has been kept as a secret between their lawyers...

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Coverup bid as Ojaamong extends executives’ contracts

Coverup bid as Ojaamong extends executives’ contracts

A move by Governor Sospeter Ojaamong to renew contracts of county executive committee members for two years despite a number of then under performing has left many questions unanswered. Ojaamong extended the contracts under the executive authority empowered to him. He extended the employment contracts by two years with effect...

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Former Mmust VC Otieno suffers another blow

Former Mmust VC Otieno suffers another blow

The pull and push that of late has characterised the relationship between former vice chancellor Fredrick Otieno and chairman of council of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology Jeremy Bundi for nearly one year appear headed to a nasty ending. The ugly scenario appears to have been ignited by...

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Lake Region Economic Bloc suffers at the hands of  ill CEO

Lake Region Economic Bloc suffers at the hands of ill CEO

There are claims of growing disquiet within Lake Region Economic Bloc following a public outcry against the CEO said to be tarnishing the name of the recently launched body bringing together counties from the lake region. The CEO, Aballah Wanga, who was at one time taken to court on accusation...

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Graft lands director of communication in hot soup

An underground movement has been hatched secretly to eject the director of communication at Busia county government governor’s office Winston Mbanda so that his position can be taken over by another officer working in the same government. Investigations done by Weekly Citizen established that Mbanda is supposed to be redeployed...

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Luhya politics at crossroads

The populous Luhya community finds itself in yet another round of bruising succession politics as the Western region remains in an election mode. Leaders from the community are already taking sides with the main focus on William Ruto and Raila Odinga. The five Luhya-dominated counties of Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma, Busia...

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