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Legislators join Munya in bid for more funds

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY KIRIMI MURITHI
TOGETHER: Meru Governor Peter Munya and women?s representative Florence Kajuju on October 20.Photo/Kirimi Murithi
TOGETHER: Meru Governor Peter Munya and women?s representative Florence Kajuju on October 20.Photo/Kirimi Murithi
Meru women's representative Florence Kajuju and the chairman of the Meru Parliamentary Group Mithika Linturi have said MPs from the county have shelved their differences with the Governor. They said they will work harmoniously for the sake of developing the county. Speaking in a public forum in Meru Town on Thursday, Kajuju said political wrangles have been experienced in the county but time had come for the leaders to work together. She said they will not give leaders from other counties a chance to abuse Meru leaders as happened recently. Kajuju cited that during a meeting of Meru and...

Group defends NIS in Kitui land saga

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY MUSEMBI NZENGU
THE acquisition of 400-acre land in the Kanyonyoo area in lower Yatta, Kitui county, by the National Intelligence Service was above board, a community organisation that allegedly donated the plot has said. Officials of the Katoteni Nguamuka Farmers and Environment Conservation Group said they willingly donated the land to NIS. They said they were requested to donate the land by the now defunct Kitui County Council. The group’s trustee Kyalo Nguthu and chairman Muthengi Mulambaya said the transaction was given a legal seal upon being endorsed at a full council meeting. They were speaking to...

Hulugho mca decries lack of services

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY STEPHEN ASTARIKO
Garissa MCA has accused the national government of marginalising the area. Addressing the press in Garissa town on Saturday, Hulugho’s Mohamed Aden said the area, which borders Somalia from the South, has for a long time been neglected by successive regimes. He said the only hope for the region is devolution. Aden said shortages of teachers, poor infrastructure and lack of stationery in the schools contribute to poor performance in national examinations. He said lack of government offices has made it difficult for county officials to operate. Aden said residents walk long distances for...

Kalonzo told to mediate in wrangles

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY MUSEMBI NZENGU
WIPER leader Kalonzo Musyoka has been urged to intervene in wrangles in Ukambani counties. Governors from the region expressed their disquiet over Kalonzo’s inaction and silence despite the wrangles. The governors included Julius Malombe (Kitui), Alfred Mutua (Machakos) and Kivutha Kibwana (Makueni). They said they felt betrayed by Kalonzo who has maintained a studious silence even as they faced an onslaught from MCAs. The trio are in the Cord alliance, were Kalonzo is a co-principal. Each of the three governors has at some point been faced with impeachment threats from MCAs. They said...

Search on for Liboi cop killers

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY STEPHEN ASTARIKO
A manhunt has been launched for the suspects who killed a Criminal Investigations officer in Liboi last Friday. North Eastern regional CID coordinator Musa Yego told the Star on the phone yesterday that a search has been mounted to arrest the killers said to have escaped to neighbouring Somalia.

Japan’s Sh1.2bn for security

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY STAR REPORTER
The Japanese government has pledged to continue supporting projects that improve the lives of Kenyans. Ambassador Tatsushi Terada said the Japanese government has disbursed Sh1.2 billion to grassroots human security projects to improve the welfare of Kenyans.He was speaking at Isaangwa, Kitui town, last Thursday.

Farmers tipped on better crops

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY STAR REPORTER
Farmers in arid and semi-arid areas have been urged to produce more traditional high-value crops for food security. Agriculture Principal Secretary Prof. Fred Sigor said the strategy is part of the government’s effort to improve food security, to reduce the gap between production and consumption of main cereals and fight the effects of climate change.

Exam kits for 430 candidates

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY REUBEN GITHINJI
A trader has donated exam kits to more than 430 candidates sitting this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examinations. Lenny Mwaniki said that he partnered with other well-wishers from the area after realising that most pupils from Kiambere report to school hungry due to famine.

35 held in probe over Roba convoy attack

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 09:30 -- BY MANASE OTSIALO
TARGET: Police officers next to Mandera Governor Ali Roba?s escort vehicle that was hit with an explosive on Wednesday morning.Photo/Manase Otsialo
TARGET: Police officers next to Mandera Governor Ali Roba?s escort vehicle that was hit with an explosive on Wednesday morning.Photo/Manase Otsialo
Thirty five youths have been arrested as police intensify investigations into an attack on Mandera Governor Ali Roba’s motorcade. A police source said yesterday they are questioning people to identify the bandits behind the Wednesday morning attack. The officer did not want to be named following the directives by Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo preventing police from speaking to the media. “We carried out a swoop in which we arrested 35 people and a special team comprising of Anti-Terror Police, Criminal Investigation Officers and the Intelligence officers is screening the suspects...

35 held in probe over Roba convoy attack

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 09:00 -- BY MANASE OTSIALO
TARGET: Police officers next to Mandera Governor Ali Roba?s escort vehicle that was hit with an explosive on Wednesday morning.Photo/Manase Otsialo
TARGET: Police officers next to Mandera Governor Ali Roba?s escort vehicle that was hit with an explosive on Wednesday morning.Photo/Manase Otsialo
THIRTY five youths have been arrested as police intensify investigations into an attack on Mandera Governor Ali Roba’s motorcade on Wednesday. A police source yesterday said they are questioning people to identify the criminals responsible for the attacks. The officer did not want to be named because of the directive by Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo barring police from speaking to the media. “We carried out a swoop in which we arrested 35 people. A special team comprising of Anti-Terror Police, Criminal Investigation Officers and Intelligence officers is screening the suspects,”...

Legislator sues NLC over land

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 09:00 -- BY SUSAN MUHINDI
Kibwezi West MP Patrick Musimba has sued the National Land Commission and The Kenya Railways Corporation over the procedure used in acquiring their land for the construction of the Standard Gauge Railway. KRC is undertaking the construction of the railway line from Nairobi to Mombasa. Part of the areas of Kenya through which the rail will pass and which are affected in the construction of this railway is in Kibwezi West, Makueni county. Musimba argues that the process adopted by the two agencies has been conducted contrary to the Lands Act. He says KRC is supposed to publish a notice in the...

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