Emerging forces in Meru politics

Emerging forces in Meru politics

The battle for the Meru gubernatorial seat in the 2022 elections is shaping up to be a contest between Uhuru Kenyatta’s allies and those of William Ruto. Already, Meru woman representative Kawira Mwangaza, a close ally of the deputy president, sent the incumbent Kiraitu Murungi to the drawing board after...

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CS Munya caught in miraa funds saga

CS Munya caught in miraa funds saga

A miraa lobby group is at war after its members were sidelined by the national government budget. Nyambene Miraa Traders Association or Nyamita is pushing for Miraa Fund under the custody of Agriculture ministry moved to Commodity Fund for miraa Saccos to benefit. In a letter to Agriculture cabinet secretary...

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More than meets the eye in Kiraitu cabinet shuffle

More than meets the eye in Kiraitu cabinet shuffle

An orchestrated move by Meru governor Kiraitu Murungi to reorganize the health services department as well as county public service has not been received well by those affected. Three chief officers who were caught in the controversial shake-up are Denson Mbuui (trade), Martin Gitije (physical planning and urban development, and...

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Report unearths rot at Meru water firm

Report unearths rot at Meru water firm

The Auditor-General has exposed misuse of public funds by Meru Water and Sewerage Company through improper planning, defective budgetary allocations and failure to properly account for spent funds. Mewass is an urban water provision and sewerage system managing company owned by Meru county government. Illegal and irregular salary payments and...

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Meru county Covid-19 mask tender scam

Meru county Covid-19 mask tender scam

A Meru MCA wants Governor Kiraitu Murungi to explain why face mask tenders were allocated to only two entities. Abothuguchi Central MCA Ayub Bundi who is also the leader of the minority has revealed that Meru county finance department is out to fleece public funds using the pandemic. Questions have...

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Munya appoints aide to cotton board

Munya appoints aide to cotton board

Former Meru governor Peter Munya has appointed aide Janaro Ithinji as member of National Pyrethrum and Cotton Revitalisation Steering Committee. Guantai was Munya agriculture county executive committee member. He at one time wanted to go for for Meru senatorial seat in 2017 but Munya then fighting to defend his seat...

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Meru MCAs take assembly declare war on speaker

Meru MCAs take assembly declare war on speaker

Meru MCAs are at war with speaker Joseph Kaberia for allegedly sabotaging the work of the implementation committee. Implementation committee chair Elijah Kirimi has denied claims that his team has been lazy but blames leadership of the legislature of antagonising members. Kirimi, the Kibirichia MCA, is accused of being docile...

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Linturi hits at governors Kiraitu, Njuki

Linturi hits at governors Kiraitu, Njuki

Meru leaders want Miraa traders compensated following the losses they have suffered since the new corona virus hit Kenya. Miraa farmers recorded huge losses due to confiscation of Miraa vehicles and burning of the drug. The vehicles were burned by people afraid that Miraa chewing would spread the virus. Meru...

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Kalonzo linked to Meru land murders

Kalonzo linked to Meru land murders

Former vice president Kalonzo Musyoka’s name features prominently in a sensitive land case in Meru county. Recently, the High Court in Meru declined to order Kalonzo to record a statement after a murder suspect surprised the court by linking the former VC to land grabbing and murders that have rocked...

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Couple paid Sh 15,000 by witch doctor in stage managed ‘stuck in sex’ Meru deal

Two people who pretended to have got ‘stuck’ while having sexual exploits and arrested by police in Meru claim they were paid only Sh 15,000 by the Uganda witch doctor to help popularise his business empire. Joan Makokha alias Cynthia Matendetere and Chaha Mwitu have told investigators that the Ugandan...

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Fear Kinoti factor to cost Ruto in Meru politics

Fear Kinoti factor to cost Ruto in Meru politics

William Ruto’s allies continued attacks on Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti could cost him the Meru vote in 2022, for waging a war on their own son. To show that the Kinoti factor is serious in the region, especially among the Meru community, no pro-Ruto politician has come out...

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Njuri Ncheke chairman big no to exhumation

Njuri Ncheke chairman big no to exhumation

Exhuming of the dead is an abominable act that invokes ancestral wrath, the chairman of Njuri Ncheke Council of Elders, Paul M’ethingia has said. The chairman advised the affected families to be solving their family issues amicably when one of them dies rather than going to the extent of disturbing...

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