Kidero factor emerges in 2022 Homa Bay governor race

Kidero factor emerges in 2022 Homa Bay governor race

The race for Homabay county governor’s seat has attracted a number of political heavyweights as 2022 beckons. A number of aspirants have declared their interest for the seat held by Governor Cyprian Awiti who is serving his second and final term in office having been elected in the March 4,...

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Governor Awiti aides in bitter rivalry

Governor Awiti aides in bitter rivalry

A bitter rivalry between Homa Bay county finance minister Nicholas Koriko and county secretary Isaiah Ogwe is turning nasty. Recently, a local contractor died in a mysterious way in what is said to be Governor Cyprian Awiti’s succession war, involving members of his kitchen cabinet. The two officers enjoying powerful...

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Kidero, Rege set tongues wagging in Homa Bay

Kidero, Rege set tongues wagging in Homa Bay

Political fireworks loom from the horizon in Homa Bay county after former Karachuonyo MP James Rege dismissed reports of a possible partnership with former Nairobi governor Evans Kidero in the race to succeed Governor Cyprian Awiti. The two are likely to go solo contrary to the earlier expectations by a...

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MP Wanga, Kaluma war escalates

MP Wanga, Kaluma war escalates

Wrangles within Homa Bay county Orange Democratic Movement party coordinating committee pitting a faction led by woman rep Gladys Wanga against one led by Homa Bay Town MP Opondo Kaluma are far from over. Wanga is the chairperson with as the Kaluma organising secretary. They are currently at loggerheads over...

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Why Homa Bay county commissioner was demoted

Why Homa Bay county commissioner was demoted

Confusion has rocked Homa Bay county government following the unexpected transfer of county commissioner David Kipkemei who was widely accused of being highly partisan in favour of the troubled Governor Cyprian Awiti administration. Inside sources told Weekly Citizen how the controversial officer fashioned himself as a good friend of the...

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Siaya officer haunted by Sh2b Homa Bay ghost

Siaya officer haunted by Sh2b Homa Bay ghost

The recent appointment of Joseph Rading to Siaya public service board has generated mixed reactions amidst calls for his sacking on integrity grounds. Rading is part of the team that was last year summoned at the District Criminal Investigations headquarters on Murang’a Road to record a statement over alleged embezzlement...

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Homa Bay county bulls buy protection

Homa Bay county bulls buy protection

Details have emerged how Homa Bay internal auditor Julius Polo was treated to a shocker after detectives reportedly rejected a bribe to alter a report on glaring nepotism at the county. Weekly Citizen is informed that a group of officials with tainted images led by county secretary Isaiah Ogwe, and...

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Homa Bay cartels recruit county commissioner in operations

Homa Bay cartels recruit county commissioner in operations

Homa Bay county commissioner David Kipkemei has been linked to suspicious operations surrounding the handling of Covid-19 disaster cash by the county government. Kipkemei is said to be a chief beneficiary of Covid- 19 disaster funds from the county government allocated for Covid-19 rapid response, thanks to the notorious cartels...

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Fisherman drowns in Lake Victoria

Fisherman drowns in Lake Victoria

A 25-year-old fisherman died in Lake Victoria after a fishing boat capsized near Kinda beach in Suba South constituency claiming his life. Vincent Otieno drowned while on a fishing expedition when their boat overturned after being hit by a strong windstorm following the current heavy downpour in counties bordering the...

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Homa Bay county secretary bribes voters with mass employment

Homa Bay county secretary bribes voters with mass employment

There is simmering uproar over a plan by Homa Bay county secretary Isaiah Ogwe to employ through the backdoor at least 150 people from a subcounty he hails from in order to have a smooth ride in his bid for the 2022 gubernatorial race. Ogwe’s candidature has been flatly rejected...

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Asian tycoon Rai in Yala Swamp wars

Asian tycoon Rai in Yala Swamp wars

A clash between villagers and tycoons is looming in Yala Swamp as the locals accuse the tycoons of displacing them from their farms. Following a disquiet in the area, peasant farmers from the area trekked to Siaya town to seek audience with the area deputy county commissioner. According to the...

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Sex for work at Kisumu Kemri as two employees caught in the act

Sex for work at Kisumu Kemri as two employees caught in the act

On March 21 2020 around 4pm, Kondele Police Station in Kisumu became a beehive of activity after an amorous couple who are both employees of CDC Kemri ran into the station after being caught eating the forbidden fruit at a Kondele guest house. They were unearthed by the lady’s other...

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