Arati and Osoro reconcile

Arati and Osoro reconcile

Simba Arati,the Dagoreti MP has forgiven his south Mugirango counterpart Sylvanus Osoro during the send-off ceremony of the late Bonchari MP Oroo Oyioka. This was after the two legislatures fought in Kisii at Bomachoge Borabu during the burial ceremony of the late Abel Gongera father to Kisii Deputy governor Joash Maangi. Speaking at...

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Inside Gusii politics after Nyachae burial

Inside Gusii politics after Nyachae burial

The arrests and detention without trial of William Ruto’s political lieutenants Kisii deputy governor Joash Maangi and South Mugirango MP Sylvanus Osoro has been received with mixed reactions. Governor James Ongwae is leading the Building Bridges Initiative campaigns in the region. In his camp are Senator Sam Ongeri and women...

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Intrigues behind the removal of Kisii assembly speaker

Intrigues behind the removal of Kisii assembly speaker

Kisii governor James Ongwae sacrificed his friend the speaker of the county assembly David Kombo who was removed from the seat in exchange of the Building Bridges Initiative campaigns. Ongwae has gone down on his knees appealing to MCAs to pass the bill once it comes to the floor. Ongwae...

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Nyachae leaves behind politically divided family

Nyachae leaves behind politically divided family

The late former cabinet minister Simeon Nyachae has left behind a politically divided family. With six wives, he had 36 children. In Uhuru Kenyatta succession, the late Nyachae’s active son is lawyer Charles. Charles has been isolated by the family with most of them being behind Interior cabinet secretary Fred...

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Daggers drawn in Kisii ward by-election as giants enter

Daggers drawn in Kisii ward by-election as giants enter

Once again, East African Court judge Charles Nyachae is back to test waters with Kisii governor James Ongwae after getting a resounding defeat during the last general elections where he emerged a poor third position in his bid for the senator seat. This time round, Nyachae has moved to Party...

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Big split as Matiang’i is endorsed Gusii spokeman

Big split as Matiang’i is endorsed Gusii spokeman

Political realignments in Gusiiland has caught Interior cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i in a panic and awkward position where he is using elected leaders from the two counties of Kisii and Nyamira to build his empire at the expense of reuniting and working with the family of retired politician Simeon Nyachae...

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Matiang’i, Charles Nyachae silent war now explodes

Matiang’i, Charles Nyachae silent war now explodes

Did cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i steal the political fortunes and entitlement of the famous Nyachae family of Gusiiland? And is Charles Nyachae in hot pursuit to force its restoration? Nyachae junior mysterious jumping onto William Ruto’s hustler bandwagon and agitation against the Building Bridges Initiative has sent tongues wagging in...

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The rigours of Kisii gubernatorial contest in 2022

The rigours of Kisii gubernatorial contest in 2022

The gubernatorial contest in Kisii county to succeed Governor James Ongwae in 2022 will attract candidates from five out of the six clans in the region; Bobasi, Bomachoge, Bogirango, Bogetutu and Nyaribari Ongwae has performed well and whoever he will support is likely to be a frontrunner. Several factors will...

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Uhuru Gusii tour leaves Ruto camp divided lot

Uhuru Gusii tour leaves Ruto camp divided lot

Uhuru Kenyatta and his handshake comrade Raila Odinga not only used their visit to Kisii county to celebrate the Mashujaa Day but also used the occasion to try dismantle the political networks of William Ruto which he has built in the Gusii region for his presidential bid come the 2022...

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Schemes and counterschemes shape Kisii 2022 governor race

Schemes and counterschemes shape Kisii 2022 governor race

The battle to succeed outgoing Kisii governor James Ongwae is hotting up as politicians express their desire to take over from him. Veteran politicians including Chris Obure, Lumumba Nyaberi, Charles Bagwasi, G O Nyangweso and Sam Ongeri are in the race. The other bigwigs angling for the position owing to...

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Corruption dims South Mugirango MP’s star

Corruption dims South Mugirango MP’s star

South Mugirango MP Sylvanus Osoro a key ally of William Ruto is walking a tight political rope amid a strong wind of hostility over massive graft in the NG-CDF projects initiated under his watch. The area residents have also questioned why most of the projects allegedly unveiled by the DP...

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Dozens eye Onyonka’s Kitutu Chache seat 2022

Dozens eye Onyonka’s Kitutu Chache seat 2022

The race search for the next MP for Kitutu Chache South following the declaration by the present holder Richard Onyonka that he will be going for the coveted gubernatorial seat, has attracted eight candidates with former Kisii deputy mayor Pius Abuki being the latest entrant. Onyonka who is serving his...

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