Which way ex-minister Kipruto Kirwa in Trans Nzoia politics

Which way ex-minister Kipruto Kirwa in Trans Nzoia politics

Three decades ago, a youthful Trans-Nzoia activist Kipruto Arap Kirwa made history by replacing one of Kenya’s independence era politicians Masinde Muliro in a by-election in Cherangany constituency during president Daniel Arap Moi’s one party Kanu regime. Even after being appointed into the government as an assistant minister, Kirwa kept...

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Governor Khaemba ally charged with Sh3m tax evasion

Governor Khaemba ally charged with Sh3m tax evasion

A businessman who delivered supplies worth Sh65 million to Trans Nzoia county was recently charged before Eldoret senior principal magistrate Naomi Wairimu with tax fraud amounting to Shh3 million. Joab Lumbasi Simiyu, director of Africonnect Limited, faced four counts of charges jointly with the company. Simuyu is close to Governor...

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Corruption at Trans Nzoia lands office exposed

Corruption at Trans Nzoia lands office exposed

Lands cabinet secretary Farida Karoney has been asked to act on ministry officials at the Kitale lands office and Ardhi House headquarters after revelations that land related cases in courts are taking more than 20 years without determination. This comes as court cases involving land under leaseholds take long with...

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Drama as goons beat up Saboti MP Amisi

Drama as goons beat up Saboti MP Amisi

There was a melee at Central Primary School in Saboti when area MP Caleb Amisi was cornered and beaten by irate youths believed to have been hired by a political aspirant in the constituency. The MP’s camp is blaming Matisi MCA Obed Mwale who is said to be eyeing the...

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Pressure on civil servant to enter Kiminini race

Pressure on civil servant to enter Kiminini race

The race for Kiminini parliamentary seat has started in earnest with MP Chris Wamalwa who is a top contender to replace Governor Patrick Khaemba is set to vacate. One of those already eyeing the seat is Kituyi Wambaya . However, he is keeping his supporters guessing as to whether he...

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Why Trans-Nzoia senator Mbito abandoned Ruto

Why Trans-Nzoia senator Mbito abandoned Ruto

During senate committee changes, many were surprised why Trans Nzoia senator Mike Mbito was among those who voted against William Ruto’s removal. Weekly Citizen has information to the effect that Mbito is aware Ruto has been grooming someone to oppose him if he decides to defend his seat or even...

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Which way Trans Nzoia politics as 2022 polls draws in?

Which way Trans Nzoia politics as 2022 polls draws in?

Trans Nzoia governor Patrick Khaemba has no heir apparent as his second term comes to an end in 2022. However, Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa who is gambling on whether or not to play county politics or aim for the national front still remains undecided. Even those who would have wished...

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Change of political alliances emerge in Trans-Nzoia

Change of political alliances emerge in Trans-Nzoia

The past one week has seen a busy schedule for Trans Nzoia politicians as the main players tried all tricks including the formation of alliances to ensure their victory during the 2022 polls. First was a group of Sabaot leaders and elders led by the Trans Nzoia county assembly majority...

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Eyes on Ruto as Wamalwa, Wetang’ula in hot soup Trans-Nzoia politics

Eyes on Ruto as Wamalwa, Wetang’ula in hot soup Trans-Nzoia politics

Trans-Nzoia has drawn national attention in all general elections since independence in 1963 beginning with Masinde Muliro, Wafula Wabuge running through to Kijana Wamalwa to former Westlands MP Fred Gumo and now Eugene Wamalwa. Though administered within the Kalenjin-dominated Rift Valley region, the number 26 county has a history of...

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Senator Mbito to join Kanu

Senator Mbito to join Kanu

In an unprecedented move, the Trans Nzoia senator Mike Mbito has been declared the spokesman of the minority Sabaot community inhabiting the county and parts of Mt Elgon in Bungoma County of Western Kenya. The move has caused confusion in the community with word that the hand of Baringo Senator...

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DP Ruto’s ally Sing’oei changes tack in Trans Nzoia governor race

DP Ruto’s ally Sing’oei changes tack in Trans Nzoia governor race

William Ruto’s allies are leaving nothing to chance to ensure the number two man on the Kenyan political landscape not only ascends to the presidency in 2022 but also garners the majority seats in both parliaments of the national assembly and senate. Apart from possibly not jumping ship from the...

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Graft, illicit sex exploits emerge at Trans Nzoia county

Officials of the Trans Nzoia county government have been accused of buying and destroying all copies of your popular political newspaper, Weekly Citizen, after an expose that led to their arrest was reported. Eliya Wakhongola, the county chains and procurement director is said to have been orchestrating the deal. We...

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