UDA Governor Escapes Death by a Whisker as Irate Locals Chase Him With Life Threatening Stones
The hostilities surrounding tea mechanization and politics in Kericho county and Bomet counties seem not to be ending soon. Governor Eric Mutai today escaped death by a whisker after angry residents who have been on streets for 3 days and counting refused to listen to him chasing him like a stray dog.
Isaac Ruto's Engineer Wife Accompanies Him for Vetting
Hoping to occupy the position nominated to by president William Ruto, Bomet first governor Isaac Ruto today appeared before the national assembly justice and legal affairs committee for vetting. The CCM party founder was accompanied by his beautiful engineer wife Esther Ruto. This stood out , Esther Ruto has been behind the rift valley politician through thick and thin and during such moments she is always seen beside him.
"Stop, You Can't Force Tea Farm to Employ You by Burning Machines" Barchok Tells Kericho Politicians
The Bomet governor Hilary Barchok has lectured Kericho politicians badly for inviting people to burn tea machines so that they can be employed. According to the governor, the governor of Kericho Eric Mutai and other leaders must be called to order. Here is a link: https://twitter.com/TheStarKenya/status/1661293325847068672?t=sbiKyxJ1fii9HJK_fsUmtQ&s=19
Bad News To Bomet And Kericho Residents As Tea Companies Passes This Message After Protests
Residents of Bomet and Kericho counties and their surrounding areas may suffer a huge blow after tea companies take drastic measures due to the rising cases of insecurity. They cited their move is due to attacks on their business premises in Bomet, Kericho, Nyamira and Nandi. The Kenya Tea Growers Association released a memo on Tuesday saying that this insecurity has negatively affected their employees and the operation of the firms.
New Twist in Kericho Protests as Leaders Given Houses by Tea Firms are Ordered to Vacate
Hours after tea multinational firm Ekattera suspended operations in their Kericho factory , the matter has now taken a full swing political turn. The multinationals had given high end houses to some of the area leaders but those not , are now demanding that they make their stand known by vacating the houses.
"Asante Mungu" Bomet Children Who Fought Sick Cell in India Return Home As Residents Welcome Them
Early January 2023, a disraught mother from Kipkebe village, Silibwet Ward in Bomet appealed for help. Her two kids got admitted in an Indian Hospital and she was burdened with huge bills to ensure her kids get treated. She is a police officer based in Ndanai and at that time, her insurance provider had allegedly been changed.
Tension High in Kericho as Violent Youth Return to The Streets
Days after Kericho leaders met to solve the stalemate affecting tea multinationals and locals hoping to bring to an end the disastrous protest against the tea harvesting machines, locals, especially at Brooke Center in Kericho seem to have defied the talks and returned to the streets. Thursday evening many were injured after they engaged in running battles with the police deployed to restore calm after several unruly youths blocked the Nakuru-Kericho highway.
Manager Forced To Hide After Men Armed With 'Rungus' Invade And Lit Fires, Here's What Happened
The issue of companies disagreeing with locals has escalated in the country over the recent past. For example, tea company such as Ekatera in Kericho and Bomet are facing rough times as Olontari residents demonstrated and invaded the company's premises to loot and burn machines. A sugar company in Trans Mara is facing it rough with residents after its manager is said to have sacked over 25 employees.
Isaac Rutto Reveals His Networth During Vetting for a Top Job
Former Bomet county governor Isaac Rutto on Thursday appeared before The Justice and Legal Affairs Committee in the National Assembly for vetting after President Wiliam Ruto nominated as a member of the Judicial Service Commission. Former Bomet county governor Isaac Rutto. Photo/Courtesy During the vetting, the former governor revealed his net worth is at 363 Million which he said is distributed in residential buildings in Nairobi and Bomet, livestock, land and others.
Linet Toto Mourns in Bomet Shortly after Engaging Members under the Umbrella of WEF
Hon Linet Toto, Bomet Women Rep, Today spent the better part of her day in Bomet County. It was a sad day for the Women Rep admired by many in the country as she graced the send off of Sarah Mosok, a woman she described as a hardworking mother.
Drama as Residents Battle With Police Over Tea Plucking Machines
Across the country, there are many dedicated and trustworthy police officers. The vast majority of police officers have been conducting investigations and aiding families around the country in getting justice in the event of a crime. Unfortunately, some police officers were hospitalized and others were injured after being attacked by armed teenagers.
Linet Toto Shares Light Moment With Former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto At A Funeral In Chepalungu
𝐋𝐢𝐧𝐤: https://www.facebook.com/100068167357692/posts/pfbid04NrhseiaaGXPbzg45HMn9RdgiHbMQZgwGzSfTRhrAnR4PuG7pqBb7fWtXmno9YSel/?app=fblBomet women rep Linet Toto, Joined the family, friends and community members of Kabema during the final send off of the late Rebecca Cheruiyot mother to Nakiko of Chepalungu sub county.She captioned a bible verse, 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 ~ So we do not lose heart.
Ruto Warned of Ksh2.5 Billion Weekly Loss, Cause Revealed
The East African Tea Traders Association (EATTA) issued a warning about the serious consequences following the destruction of property in major tea estates by youth. EATTA urged President William Ruto to intervene and prevent the crisis from crippling the tea sector in Bomet and Kericho counties. The association advised President Ruto to take swift action to avert the impending crisis, as it could result in the country losing approximately Ksh2.5 billion generated from tea sales.
"Apewe Justice" Distraught Mother Wails As She Painfully Narrates What Happened To Her Daughter
The Kipsigis from Bomet are still wondering after an incident that occurred in a village called Tebeswet Central in Nyangores Ward. A video shared by one influencer called Kenda Vin shows a distraught mother wailing while swearing and revealing that someone defiled her daughter. She is heard in the video saying that she got a man called Raphael in the act while defiling her only daughter.
JUST IN: Bad News To Bomet And Kericho Residents As Tea Companies Passes This Message After Protests
Tea companies may take drastic measures in response to the rising instances of insecurity, which could cause residents of Bomet and Kericho counties and their surrounding areas to suffer greatly. They cited attacks on their commercial properties in Bomet, Kericho, Nyamira, and Nandi as the reason for their relocation.
Just In: Breakthrough As Raila's Team Join Hands to Pick 6 Members to Fix IEBC Commission
On Wednesday, May 17, the bipartisan team nominated six members to discuss the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) selection panel and reconstitution. Simultaneously, Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna and Bomet Senator Hilary Sigei were chosen to represent Azimio and Kenya Kwanza, respectively. Azimio will be represented by Kitui Senator Enoch Wambua and Suba North MP Millie Odhiambo in addition to the ODM Secretary General.
CS Kindiki warns Kericho and Bomet residents.
Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS) Kithure Kindiki on Wednesday, May 24 was forced to deliver a stern warning to Bomet and Kericho residents after protests intensified for the second day. The Cabinet Secretary in a statement said that the government will not sit down and watch the region descend into anarchy."
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Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has announced plans by the Kwanza government to create a significant movement under the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) and turn it into what he described as a real political machine. He said the political machine will be so strong to be around 100 years later.
Kindiki Swings Into Action Issues This Directive As Protest Escalates Into The Second Day
The Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS), Kithure Kindiki, took immediate action on yesterday in response to escalating riots in Kericho and Bomet Counties for the second consecutive day. Issuing a strong statement, the Cabinet Secretary assured people living in south rift region that government would not stand by while the region went into chaos.
Police Launch Manhunt for Father Who Allegedly Defiled 6-Year-Old Daughter in Bomet
In a disturbing incident that has shocked the community, police in Bomet are on a manhunt for a 30-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting his own 6-year-old daughter. The incident took place in the Kesabita area, located on the outskirts of Bomet town. According to the chief of Kyokong location, Selina Kilel, the suspect, identified as Willy Langat, allegedly committed the heinous act last night while his wife was away following a bitter quarrel of undisclosed nature.