Ambassador enters hot Kilifi governor race

Ambassador enters hot Kilifi governor race

Kenyan High Commissioner to Tanzania Dan Kazungu is the latest entrant in the hot Kilifi governor race to succeed Amason Kingi in the next general election. Kazungu is a former Malindi MP and also served as cabinet secretary for Mining before his appointment to Dar es Salaam as High Commissioner....

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Realignments in Kilifi governor succession race

Realignments in Kilifi governor succession race

Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa and his Kilifi North counterpart Owen Baya have teamed up to fight a common political enemy in the name of Gideon Mung’aro. Mung’aro, the chief administrative secretary in the ministry of Lands is seen as ODM party favourite to succeed Governor Amason Kingi in 2022 general...

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Guv Kingi falls out with his county secretary

Guv Kingi falls out with his county secretary

Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi has fallen out with his county secretary, Arnold Mkare, but instead of showing him the door, the governor decided to sideline him in county operations with the hope that he will feel frustrated and resign. Sources claim that the governor is unhappy with the manner in...

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Daggers drawn over Sh50m Malindi dispensary project

Daggers drawn over Sh50m Malindi dispensary project

The completion of a Sh50 million National Housing Finance Corporation-funded dispensary project in Malindi town hangs in balance as a result of wrangles between the Kilifi county government and national government officials. The situation has seen, county government vow to continue with the project located within St Andrews Primary School...

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Inside hot Kaloleni constituency politics

Inside hot Kaloleni constituency politics

Kaloleni constituency in Kilifi county has been rocked by the 2022 general election fever with aspirants already plotting how to dethrone Paul Katana of ODM. Katana who has a working relationship with William Ruto is among Coast MPs targeted by Mombasa governor Hassan Joho. The flamboyant governor who is eager...

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New twist in MP Aisha Jumwa murder case

New twist in MP Aisha Jumwa murder case

Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji has recommended the prosecution of controversial Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa who is allied to the Tanga Tanga group associated with deputy president William Ruto. A source at the DPP’s office which declined to be named said the file is ready to have the legislator...

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Msambweni by-election ODM’s big headache

Msambweni by-election ODM’s big headache

ODM leader Raila Odinga has been making secret calls to grassroots opinion leaders in Msambweni Constituency, Kwale county, seeking advice on who should be given the party ticket during the upcoming by-election in the constituency. This is after conflicting reports from elected party leaders in Kwale county and Mombasa who...

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Businessman demands payment from DP Ruto

Businessman demands payment from DP Ruto

A Kilifi-based businessman James Munene is a bitter man as he is demanding payment of Sh1.5 million for the supply of construction materials made to a hotel owned by William Ruto. Munene has been demanding the payment since August 2018 which has not been forthcoming. Ruto hotel trades under the...

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Kingi war with deputy explodes

The relationship between Kilifi governor Amason Kingi and his deputy Gideon Saburi has deteriorated to the extent that the two are said not to greet or talk one on one. Kingi is said behind his deputy’s arrest and forced quarantine at Coast county referral hospital in Mombasa over fears of...

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