No end to Samboja,former governor feuds

No end to Samboja,former governor feuds

Taita-Taveta governor Granton Samboja is accusing former county governor John Mruttu of saddling the county with staggering pending bills that he said have stalled development in the region. Samboja said Mruttu left the county with bills totaling Sh1.2 billion, a financial burden that has turned into a millstone around the...

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Raila decides to go slow on 11 Taita Taveta MCAs

Raila decides to go slow on 11 Taita Taveta MCAs

In a move seen as aimed at reconciling and consolidating his power base in Taita Taveta county, ODM leader Raila Odinga has ordered top party officials to go slow on disciplining local MCAs. According to our source at the party headquarters, officials want the party to go slow on disciplining...

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Samboja useful ventilators deal now turns political

Samboja useful ventilators deal now turns political

Five ventilators from the ministry of Health to Taita-Taveta county at Governor Granton Samboja’s request to the national government to fight Covid-19 is being turned into politics. During a recent burial in Taveta, the area MP Naomi Shaban allied to William Ruto said the ventilators should be installed in health...

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Ripples as Samboja crusades for county land

Ripples as Samboja crusades for county land

Taita Taveta governor Granton Samboja is all out to reclaim two strategic towns on Mombasa highway now under of Kwale and Makueni counties. Locals in Taita have for a long time been blaming former leadership for failing to put a serious case over the ownership of the two towns. Samboja...

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Woman behind town break-ins

Woman behind town break-ins

Police in Voi subcounty recovered property worth thousands of shillings after a midnight sting operation led to the arrest of three notorious burglars suspected to be behind a series of break-ins in business and residential houses. A woman whom police say is the mastermind of these thefts escaped after she...

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MP sucked into Mwatate ranch tussle

MP sucked into Mwatate ranch tussle

Controversy surrounds the ownership of a massive 6,000acre pice of land at Mkuki Ranch in Mwatate sub-county, Taita Taveta county with local council of elders protesting to the state over plans to change the ranch to a private firm. Residents want the ranch be repossessed following the expiry of a...

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Priest, worshipers arrested

Priest, worshipers arrested

Police raided a church at Mbololo in Taita Taveta and arrested a Catholic Father and 12 worshippers who were conducting a Sunday service in violation of government directives.Fr Ronald Wafula was presiding over a Sunday mass at St Joseph Mukasa Catholic Church in Mwakiki village.According to Voi subcounty police commander...

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Corona:  Curfew kills Voi town’s vibrant night life

Corona: Curfew kills Voi town’s vibrant night life

It’s 6.45 pm along Bata Street in Voi town in Taita-Taveta county. Evening gloom is rapidly thickening into darkness as night approaches. The cloudy skies overhead cast a funer al air over the town. Street lights flutter to life. All over, shops are hastily closing down; windows are shuttering. A...

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Why Samboja should not worried with impeachment

Why Samboja should not worried with impeachment

Taita Taveta governor Granton Samboja is not a worried man. To him, with even the MCAs having passed a motion to impeach him, he is ready to walk the path of impeachment. Already the High Court has stopped the impeachment process. For now, Samboja who has the majority of support...

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Taita villagers see only negatives of water pans

Taita villagers see only negatives of water pans

Water pans dug up by the government in Taita-Taveta are now a cause of concern to residents who have for long suffered from water scarcity, after one of the pans burst. The water pans were seen as a longlasting solution to the flooding menace that has gripped the area for...

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Ex-senator blocked from meeting Ruto

Former Taita Taveta senator Dan Mwazo who defected from the Raila Odinga’s ODM party to Jubilee Party prior to 2017 polls is feeling isolated. In what analysts say was a calculated move to tame Raila’s Coast support power base, Mwazo, then a key Raila ally was paid Sh10 million to...

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Samboja secures scholarships for 15 Students in Algeria

Share Pin Email Fifteen students from Taita Taveta county will benefit from a fully sponsored scholarship programme to be undertaken in Algeria, Governor Granton Samboja has said. Speaking during a prize-giving and prayer day at Murray Girls’ High School, Samboja said the beneficiaries will undertake engineering and medicine among other...

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