How BBI will split Nairobi county parliamentary seats

How BBI will split Nairobi county parliamentary seats

The days of Kikuyu community dominance in Nairobi politics are back if the Building Bridges report proposal on constituencies boundaries review is adopted. With 17 constituencies, Nairobi is set to get 16 more MPs of the 70 additional legislators proposed in the BBI report. The additional 70 constituencies will see...

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City matatu tycoon fights NMS boss Badi

City matatu tycoon fights NMS boss Badi

The Association of Matatu Operators Association’s chairperson Jimal Ibrahim is a marked man. Information Weekly Citizen has is that Jimal is running Arababr Investments with suspicious economic and political goals. Trading under Arababr Sacco that controls South B and Eastleigh, Jogoo Road, Donholm routes, Jimal is said to secretly be...

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Nairobi county assembly deputy speaker resigns as ODM eyes seat

Nairobi county assembly deputy speaker resigns as ODM eyes seat

ODM plans a big harvest following the resignation of Nairobi county assembly deputy speaker John Kamangu in the ‘handshake’ deal. Last week, the deputy speaker resigned to create peace and harmony in the assembly which for several months has been riddled with wrangles among MCAs and leaders, which saw the...

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How Sonko saved county from dissolution

How Sonko saved county from dissolution

Nairobi governor Mike Sonko has saved the county from disbandment that was being pushed by powerful individuals surrounding the presidency. Sources say that using his network, Sonko was instrumental in having Uhuru Kenyatta meet Jubilee MCAs at State House. Apart from Njee Muturi, a senior State House official, the governor...

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Plot to dissolve Nairobi county hatched

Plot to dissolve Nairobi county hatched

A plan to disband the Nairobi county government is in the offing, Weekly Citizen has information. In fact, Governor Mike Sonko is privy to the information hence his spirited efforts to stop operations of Nairobi Metropolitan Services whose Director-General Mohammed Badi. And the greatest losers will be the elected MCAs...

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Inside Elachi, Guyo City hall supremacy battles

Inside Elachi, Guyo City hall supremacy battles

With Nairobi governor Mike Sonko having taken a middle ground after the government took charge of key dockets in accordance with the controversial agreement signed in March this year, the battle for political supremacy at City Hall now pits embattled county assembly majority leader Abdi Guyo against Beatrice Elachi. Elachi...

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Controversy surrounds city bridge project

Controversy surrounds city bridge project

Members of the Pokomo Lane Association in Industrial Area, Nairobi, have written to Ethics and Ant-Corruption Commission to investigate a Sh35 million Witu/Shimo la Tewa bridge that is being constructed by the Nairobi county government in the area. Led by an official of the organisation Samar Al-Kindy, the organisation which...

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Nairobi county secretary Kathenge caught in Sonko, State House wars

Nairobi county secretary Kathenge caught in Sonko, State House wars

Acting Nairobi county secretary Justus Kathenge is now a man of interest in the raging war between the leadership of Nairobi county and the government. State House is said to have put Kathenge under their radar after it emerged that the officer who doubles as the head of county public...

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Inside current City Hall politics

Inside current City Hall politics

Nairobi governor Mike Sonko, speaker Beatrice Elachi power games are far from over. The speaker re-vetoed his memorandum on a bill allocating Sh15 billion to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services and returned it back to him for assent days after Matopeni ward MCA Abdi Guyo was reinstated as the county assembly...

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Police profile Thika hot spots

Police profile Thika hot spots

Police from Thika West in Kiambu county have profiled Makongeni market as one of the area residents have ignored government decrees to contain the spread of the highly spreading and deadly Covid-19 pandemic. Since the state issued measures geared to reduce the spread of the virus, traders at the market...

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Names of KDF,police officers arrested drinking during curfew hours

Names of KDF,police officers arrested drinking during curfew hours

National Police Service is to take disciplinary action against police officers and army men caught contravening curfew orders issued by the president under the Public Order Act. A number of police officers and Kenya Defence Forces soldiers have been arrested and locked with revellers in bars, well after 7pm. Recently,...

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List of City Hall cartel under state multi –agencies probe

List of City Hall cartel under state multi –agencies probe

The Director General of Nairobi Metropolitan Services Major-General Mohamed Abdalla Badi has launched investigations to unearth how over 50 firms contracted to offer legal, garbage collection and road construction by either the defunct Nairobi City Council or Nairobi County Government operations. Badi last week met the five Nairobi county executive...

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