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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Joho’s succession race hots up

Joho’s succession race hots up

The impeachment of Tawfiq Balala as Mombasa county transport, infrastructure and public works CEC was the culmination of silent battle between Governor Hassan Joho and cabinet secretary Najib Balala. Tawfiq who is the CS’s nephew was sent packing by MCAs over gross misconduct and abuse of office. CS Balala a...

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CS Balala factor in Joho, MCAs fierce wars

CS Balala factor in Joho, MCAs fierce wars

A move by Mombasa governor Hassan Joho to set aside political differences with Tourism cabinet secretary Najib Balala is the genesis of bad blood between him and county assembly speaker Ibrahim Khatri. Sources have revealed that since July last year when Joho and Balala buried their hatchet and vowed to...

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Joho’s sister lands multi-million Mombasa contract

Share Pin Email A firm associated with Mombasa governor’s sister has been awarded a contract to do streets rehabilitation in Mombasa town using Cabro slabs. The firm was single sourced with no advertisement made. Investigation reveals that the firm was even paid in advance to do the project without cost...

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New wind set to blow in Coast politics

The political landscape in Coast politics is bound to change drastically going by the recent happenings. First of all, it was a private meeting between Uhuru Kenyatta and Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho. The two’s newfound political marriage is said to have been brokered by Raila Odinga. Joho is ODM deputy...

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No plan to relaunch Kenya Ferry Service any time soon

Share Pin Email The government has no plans to withdraw ferry services which have been operating at Mtongwe in Likoni constituency, Mombasa county. Kenya Ferry Service managing director Bakari Gowa said the ferry, MV Likoni, which began operating last year after a relaunch of the services across the channel is...

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Corruption claims rock Coast Water Board

Things are not rosy at Coast Water Services Board as claims of corruption continue to haunt the parastatal, forcing contractors to shy away. Chief executive officer Joseph Kimutai was early last week forced to read the riot act to a number of his top managers implicated in corrupt activities that...

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