Tycoon Jaffer, MP Nassir win KPA privatisation tenders

Tycoon Jaffer, MP Nassir win KPA privatisation tenders

In a rare show of unity, officials of the giant Dockworkers Union have said that they are not ready to sit back and watch as the operations of the port of Mombasa are handed over to a few private investors in the country. DWU general secretary Simon Sang demanded that...

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Has Joho settled on Shahbal as successor?

Has Joho settled on Shahbal as successor?

Mombasa county succession politics has begun in earnest with Governor Hassan Joho embracing his former bitter foe Suleiman Shahbal. Recent events suggest Joho may have settled on Shahbal who was his main challenger for the much coveted governor’s seat in 2017 on a Jubilee party ticket as his preferred successor...

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Covid-19 pandemic and Mombasa politics 2022

Covid-19 pandemic and Mombasa politics 2022

Before Mombasa governor Hassan Joho warned Old Town residents that they risked being placed under a lockdown if they did not observe the safety regulations issued by the ministry of Health to curb the spread of Covid-19 pandemic, he had become a hero. Joho has been with Mohammed Shabhal in...

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KP employees in bribery deal

KP employees in bribery deal

Allegations of soliciting for bribes by some employees of the Kenya Power in Mombasa county have surfaced. A veteran Kanu politician Mariam Kirigu accused the parastatal of sending her a Sh1 million electricity bill at her residence in Tudor which she is disputing. Ailing Kirigu said she is tired of...

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Joho camp split over Shahbal entry

Joho camp split over Shahbal entry

Mombasa governor Hassan Joho’s new found friendship with his political archrival Suleiman Shahbal is causing ripples and friction in the governor’s political camp ahead of his exit as the Mombasa county leader. It has since emerged that most of Joho’s financiers and political advisers are confused about Shahbal’s intentions, and...

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Who will succeed Joho as Coast region kingpin 2022?

Who will succeed Joho as Coast region kingpin 2022?

Kwale governor Salim Mvurya is at forefront in opposing the proposed merger of counties saying it is a clear way of killing devolution which has proved to be working in the country. The governor made the remarks at Kizibe, Matuga while distributing bursary cheques worth more than Sh3.5 million to...

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Mombasa Cement in fight with politicians for billions land

Mombasa Cement in fight with politicians for billions land

A land ownership dispute in Kilifi county pitting a cement manufacturer and some politicians has spilled over to the corridors of justice. Local politicians and some residents claim the cement firm used an illegal process to acquire the disputed prime parcels of land at Vipingo area and should therefore be...

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Bribery, sex demands as Joho fails to name cabinet

Bribery, sex demands as Joho fails to name cabinet

Bribery, sex exploits and intense lobbying have dogged Mombasa county as Governor Hassan Joho toys with constituting his executive months after its predecessor’s term expired. Weekly Citizen has information that the governor’s brother, Abubakar Joho, and his key allies, among them assembly speaker are part of the kitchen cabinet being...

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Mombasa’s Bayusuf, Barclays Bank battle over Sh300m loan

Mombasa’s Bayusuf, Barclays Bank battle over Sh300m loan

A logistics company in Mombasa is in court accusing Barclays Bank of Kenya for peddling conventional loans in the guise of Islamic, interest-free facilities and at the expense of the unsuspecting customers. A O Bayusuf and Sons, a Mombasa clearing firm has taken Barclays Bank Kenya to court for defaulting...

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Dead man’s ghost haunts Mombasa lawyer in court

Dead man’s ghost haunts Mombasa lawyer in court

A prime parcel of land worth millions of shilling in Nyali is currently at the centre of controversy. It has since emerged that individuals identify idle pieces of land, collude with land officials, forge documents and move to court claiming to have occupied the land for over 20 years and...

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Mombasa teacher on sodomy charges

Mombasa teacher on sodomy charges

A teacher alleged to be from the Royal Junior Academy in Mombasa county pleaded not guilty to charges of sodomizing his two pupils who he had been giving tuition. The suspect, Elphas Mukangali , was arraigned before Senior Resident Magistrate Christine Ogweno after he was granted application for his charges...

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Top KPA manager aide in Sh1m bribe saga

Top KPA manager aide in Sh1m bribe saga

A lady arrested last month for allegedly attempting to bribe anti-corruption officials with Sh1 million is a secretary of Kenya Ports Authority officer Anthony Muhanji. Muhanji is a senior works officer at KPA and his section initiated the controversial awarding of an oil terminal tender at the port of Mombasa....

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