Race to replace Savula in Lugari

Race to replace Savula in Lugari

As the race to succeed Lugari MP Ayub Savula in 2022 hits fever pitch, two Orange Democratic Movement aspirants allied to Raila Odinga have declared their interest. Philip Etale, the party’s director of communications and Nabii Nabwera, the immediate former chief-of-staff at the Kakamega county who are both close associates...

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Fireworks at Kakamega county assembly

Fireworks at Kakamega county assembly

The county assembly of Kakamega recently reverted the Sh35 million budget expenditure it had reallocated for shelter improvement program back to sports as requested by Governor Wycliffe Oparanya. During a special session in which opposition members staged a mass walkout, the assembly approved the Sh35 million as salary payment for...

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Governor aspirants in bitter fight

Governor aspirants in bitter fight

All is not well at the county government of Kakamega between the chief officer for sports and social services, John Imbogo, and deputy governor Philip Kutima, who hail from the same sub-county of Malava after it emerged that Kutima wants Imbogo out of the county for showing interest to oppose...

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Panic as DCI invades Kakamega county

Panic as DCI invades Kakamega county

Three ministers and six chief officers of Kakamega county are among 17 people summoned by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations for questioning over graft and abuse of office. They are county executive committee members for finance and economic planning Geoffrey Omulayi , Beatrice Sabane (public service and administration) and county...

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Shinyalu residents at mercy of rogue KWS officers

Shinyalu residents at mercy of rogue KWS officers

Residents of Shinyalu constituency bordering Kakamega forest have petitioned Kenya Human Rights Commission to investigate the operation of Kenya Wildlife Services officers more so, a one Maasai. The petition has come as area residents are planning a major demonstration to KWS local offices to demand for their rights. Area MP...

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Vihiga Communications director under fire for using Covid-19 funds to buy a car

Vihiga Communications director under fire for using Covid-19 funds to buy a car

Vihiga County Director of Communication Victor Wetende is a worried man after a report emerged where he signed for Sh1.5 million for media coverage during the Covid-19 preparedness. Communication from Governor Wilber Ottichilo’s office indicated Wetende may be suspended and eventually sacked after repeatedly signing for millions of shillings in...

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Exposed: Mumias Sugar love birds

Exposed: Mumias Sugar love birds

Bernard Okumu the man governor Wycliffe Oparanya has enlisted to advise him on revival of Mumias Sugar and who also doubles as ecomonic adviser has employed his wife as secretary in his own office. The two kiss openly in office without fear, they even engage in sex acts at will....

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Drama as Oparanya denotes finance boss

Drama as Oparanya denotes finance boss

A mini reshuffle of chief officers by Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya last week has sent tongues wagging as claims of Sh2 million cash loss emerged. It is claimed the changes in his cabinet were driven by allegations that several top officers had colluded to withdraw and spend cash meant to...

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Pillow talk rocks Mumias Sugar Company

Pillow talk rocks Mumias Sugar Company

Rumours doing rounds in Mumias town are that a newly appointed senior manager of the financially crippled sugar factory has employed his wife as secretary in his office. The move has been received with mixed feelings and condemnation from farmers and locals who term it as hypocrisy of the highest...

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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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Residents turn anger on Ugali husband killer family

Residents turn anger on Ugali husband killer family

Residents of a village in Kakamega county chased away the family of a woman who stabbed her husband to death over a plate of ugali. They did not want them to attend the burial as it is bad omen. The woman from Ikoli village using a kitchen knife stabbed her...

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Kakamega women rep undressed

Kakamega women rep undressed

Kakamega county government and the office of woman representative Elsie Muhanda is on the spot after it emerged that two drivers who were attached to her were employees of the county and at the same time parliamentary service commission and it is recent that they were removed from the payroll...

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