Initially, Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition was serious about implementing a contentious plan to filter out weak candidates through national surveys to gain a majority of seats in Parliament in the August 9 elections. Rebellion and Stubbornness Candidates pledged not to back down and vigorously oppose the Azimio la Umoja zoning proposal.
Azimio la Umoja- One Kenya presidential candidate Raila Odinga is on Tuesday, June 28, set to hold town hall meetings at various joints ahead of his major media address. This comes as part of his strategy to intensify his campaigns in Nairobi ahead of the polls slated for August 9.
Former Makadara MP Benson Mutura when he formally joined UDA party ( Photo Courtesy) Before he was elected as Nairobi County Assembly Speaker, Benson Mutura had spent some few years in the political cold. But today, by virtue of his position in city politics, he is one of the most influential figures in Nairobi politics.
Photo Courtesy. Former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has been very active in the past few months as he looks to popularize his bid to take over from Governor Joho as the county boss of Mombasa. The former Makadara Mp has been struggling to get clearance with several cases pending in court.
Former Makadara MP Reuben Ndolo ( Photo Courtesy) There was a time when Reuben Ndolo was a real force in Nairobi politics. His famous win in 2002 to clinch the Makadara MP seat on a Narc ticket propelled him to stardom. Fast forward, the former legislator is a pale shadow of his former self.
Mike Mbuvi Sonko, the former Nairobi Governor, has been highly active in recent months in an attempt to gain support for his bid to succeed Governor Joho as Governor of Mombasa County. The former Makadara Mp has been fighting for clearance in numerous legal cases. Earlier today, the outspoken politician resorted to Facebook to urge President Kenyatta to intervene in a case involving Kenyans who were discriminated against in a nightclub because of their race.
A woman in Shauri Moyo estate has accused a caretaker of tricking her into buying a house only to eject her because she was poor. Lisper Mwende Muthoni, a food vendor, told a Makadara court that Vincent Anyula swindled her at the Ministry of Housing offices in Kamukunji sub-county.
Five suspected thugs captured on CCTV camera terrorising Mombasa residents arrested. Few days ago, a video clip of youthful men assaulting members of the public in Mombasa’s old town, shot to headlines. The youthful men said to be in groups of 15 thugs were captured on CCTV camera in two different incidents, terrorizing two residents who were running their businesses on April, 19, 2020.
Kenya has witnessed the most daring robberies in the recent past with robbers devising new tactics in order to walk away with people's properties, money and other valuables. Makadara senior principal magistrate has granted an Embakasi investigating officer more days to detain a woman linked to night robberies.
With the political air filled with defection from one political party to another, today the Jubilee party, led by President Kenyatta, has suffered a major setback as a prominent Nairobi county lawmaker abruptly defected to deputy president William Ruto's United Democratic Alliance (UDA). Taking to social media, the deputy president stated that former Makadara member of Parliament and Nairobi county assembly speaker David Makadara had left his party and joined the United Democratic Alliance.
Internal squabbles and siblings' rivalry within the giant Azimio-OKA outfit seems not to be ending soon. This is after Wiper party led by former Vice President Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka continued to issue fresh conditions to the outfit regarding the August ninth general elections. After insisting that Kalonzo must be named the running mate to the outfit's presidential flagbearer Raila Amolo Odinga, Wiper party has now waded into Nairobi county candidates for various elective seats by rejecting the zoning that was earlier proposed and advocated for by Jubilee Party and ODM.
The Strathmore University fraternity is currently mourning the death of a 2nd-year student identified as Nicole Chemutai Serem, 21-year-old who had allegedly committed suicide in the hostel. According to TV47 Kenya Nicole had been reported missing on Friday 3rd June by her close friends. [News source]
On Wednesday, His Excellency the Head of State started his last madaraka celebrations by snubbing his deputy while recognising dignitaries who had attended the June 1 event at Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi. This was a deliberate breach of protocol in what seemed like a revenge from the President days after Ruto broke the protocol by inviting Martha Karua to speak before the Head of State during the National Prayer Breakfast.
Child abuse is one of the crime that the government of Kenya take very serious as children are fragile and should be protected. Today in Makadara law court a 64 year old father has been sentenced to life in prison for raping two of his daughters aged 11 and 5 years respectively.
Benson Mutura was elected in 2013 general elections as Makadara Member of Parliament under the TNA party ticket. He also vied the same seat in 2017 general elections where he lost to George Alandwa. He was then appointed speaker for Nairobi county Assembly in 2020 after former speaker Beatrice Elachi announced her exit over protracted wrangles with members of county Assembly.
Two days ago, a videotape of young men assaulting members of the public in Mombasa’s old town, surfaced in sections of the press. The young men operating in a group of about 15 thugs were captured on CCTV in two separate incidents, terrorizing two men who were going about their businesses on April, 19, 2020.
Ben Mutura, the speaker of the Nairobi County Assembly, will spend Thursday night in police custody awaiting charges of theft.The Speaker was quizzed for approximately five hours on Thursday over allegations that he stole money from his firm. Mutura arrived to DCI headquarters at 11 a.m., escorted by his attorney.Investigators interrogated him in relation to allegations that he stole from his servant by allegedly making imprests for vacations he never took.
Kenya Kwanza team continues to divide themselves into groups in attempt to reach all Kenyans and woo them to vote. As some are campaigning in various parts of the country, some are are holding talks with grassroot level leaders. For instance, Mudavadi has been meeting meeting leaders from different parts of Nairobi county.
Days after Polycarp Igathe was introduced back into the Nairobi Gubernatorial race, he has already embarked moves which will see him clinch this top seat. This was evident on Thursday whereby he met with Nairobi grassroot leaders in a bid to ensure that these leaders help him in popularizing his Gubernatorial bid in the different Nairobi estates.
OPINION Nairobi Former Governor Mike Sonko [Source/Mike Sonko] What a phenomenal political career Nairobi FormerGovernor Mike Sonko has had for the last 10 years. Before making his political breakthrough in 2010, Sonko was a relatively an unknown person in the country. Today, the flamboyant county chief is a source of admiration.