Monday, Dec 22nd 2014

North Eastern

Chuka elders turn to God over land dispute

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 11:00 -- BY DENNIS DIBONDO
DIVINE INTERVENTION: Atiriri Bururi elder Komelela Ndiga in Mount Kenya Forest on Thursday. Elders said they will do all they can to stop cutting down of the trees they planted in 1973. Photo/DENNIS DIBONDO
DIVINE INTERVENTION: Atiriri Bururi elder Komelela Ndiga in Mount Kenya Forest on Thursday. Elders said they will do all they can to stop cutting down of the trees they planted in 1973. Photo/DENNIS DIBONDO
Chuka elders have held prayers in Kiamuriuki Forest, Mount Kenya East, after they lost a case in which they opposed the fencing of the forest. They want their land back and be allowed to harvest the trees they planted in 1973. The Atiriri Bururi Council of Elders on Thursday said the fence should be 12km away from their land. The elders said they will seek a court order to stop logging and harvesting of trees. “We want to protect our trees from greedy individuals who are out to enrich themselves at our expense,” chairman Ngai M’Oboro said. The elders claim the trees, which are ready for...

Raid survivor thanks God

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY REUBEN GITHINJI
An Administration Police officer from Embu who survived the Kapedo massacre held thanksgiving prayers on Sunday. The event was at Eric Mugendi’s home in Embu East subcounty. Mugendi described how he escaped death on November 1 when bandits killed 19 colleagues. “I have never seen such a bloody scene and can’t tell how I survived after those criminals sprayed our lorry with so many bullets,” Mugendi said His mother Monica Wambogo said: “I am grateful to God because were it not for him we would be mourning.”

Imenti and Tigania residents find peace

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 10:00 -- Kirimi Murithi
Meru Governor Peter Munya converses with Meru County Assembly leader of Minority Jackson Muriiki at Mugae during the lands meeting at Mugae in Buuri constituency
Meru Governor Peter Munya converses with Meru County Assembly leader of Minority Jackson Muriiki at Mugae during the lands meeting at Mugae in Buuri constituency
COMMUNITIES fighting over administrative boundaries have been urged to use dialogue in finding lasting solutions. The National Council of Elders’ chairman Phares Ruteere said unnecessary wrangles between some communities is derailing development. He cited land disputes in Meru, saying the communities involved should dialogue to find solutions. Ruteere was speaking last Friday during a court ruling, which terminated ongoing land dispute cases between the Tigania and Imenti sub tribes. The ruling directed the formation of a local committee to resolve the disputes. “The move by residents to make...

MCA, Kibwana trade accucations over graft in Makueni

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 10:00 -- BY STAR REPORTER
THE Nzambani MCA has accused the Makueni government of corruption. Cosmas Nzilili urged Governor Kivutha Kibwana to explain alleged corruption cases in the government. He said Kibwana should explain how funds received by the county from the National Treasury were spent. “He should come out clearly and account for the monies as per the projects implemented in the 2013-14 financial year,” Nzilili said. He was speaking to the Star on the phone yesterday. “MCAs have for a long time tolerated Kibwana’s activism, he should prove his worth as a governor,” Nzilili said. He claimed Sh7 million meant...

Radio Africa, Beryll Foundation partner to host Machakos fete

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 10:00 -- BY STAR REPORTER
MORE than 20,000 visitors are expected to attend an end-of-year party in Machakos county. The show will be hosted by the Beryll Foundation. The foundation’s executive producer Karlos Henri said the party starts on December 31 and runs through to January 2. “It will be the biggest party in the continent to usher in the New Year,” he said. Henri was speaking at the Machakos People’s Park after meeting marketing executives from the Radio Africa Group, the media sponsors of the event. Radio Africa’s team, led by group marketing manager Caroline Mutoko, inspected the venue. “Thanks to the numerous...

World Bank Sh250 million for dumpsite

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 10:00 -- BY REUBEN GITHINJI
Embu  County?s Chief Officer in-charge of Water, land and environment Eng Stephen Kinyua speaking during a launch of Waste decentralization and monitoring project in Embu town on Saturday. He said World Bank has funded Embu county government with over sh250 millions to establish a modern waste dumpsite with a recycling plant amongst other facilities.
Embu County?s Chief Officer in-charge of Water, land and environment Eng Stephen Kinyua speaking during a launch of Waste decentralization and monitoring project in Embu town on Saturday. He said World Bank has funded Embu county government with over sh250 millions to establish a modern waste dumpsite with a recycling plant amongst other facilities.
THE World Bank has donated Sh250 million towards the construction of a waste dumpsite in Embu. The money will be used to construct a waste dumpsite with a recycling plant, Water executive Stephen Kinyua has said. The dumpsite will have a composting unit. “These plans are meant to make Embu town amongst the cleanest urban centres in the sub-sahara region. It will ease waste management and generate income for the county,” Kinyua said. He said the county is improving its waste management system, which will include separation of organic and non organic waste at the household level. “Every...

County boss decries infighting

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 10:00 -- By Musembi Nzengu
THE county and the national governments should work closely to fight crime, Mumoni deputy county commissioner Tobiko Niyoma has said. He said infighting between the county and national government undermines development. “National and county government officers should not engage in unnecessary wars,” Niyoma said. He said workers should prioritise services to improve living standards. He was speaking during a public forum at the Katse Apostolic Church last Thursday.

Malombe puts county workers on the spot over corruption

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 10:00 -- By Musembi Nzengu
KITUI Governor Julius Malombe has warned county workers against corruption. He said corruption is a major hindrance to the county’s economic growth. “It degrades the moral fabric of our society and results in the suffering of our people,” Malombe said. He urged residents to support the fight against graft by holding the government accountable. Malombe was speaking during the Jamhuri Day celebrations in Ithookwe Show Grounds, Kitui. He called on residents to report cases of corruption to his office, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission or the police. Present were Kitui county commissioner...

Historical site at Igaironi

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 10:00 -- Dennis Dibondo
A historic site will be built in Igaironi, Tharaka constituency, a chief scientist at the National Museums of Kenya Mzalendo Kibunjia has said. Igaironi has a rich history in the migration of communities living in Mount Kenya region including the Kikuyu and Embu, he said. Kibunjia said a shrine similar to Kaya will be built as a national heritage site. He said the shrine will be under the custodian of the Njuri Ncheke Council of Elders. Kibunjia was speaking during the Jamhuri Day celebrations on Friday in Kathwana, Tharaka constituency. He said the shrine will strengthen the ties between the...

Stay put in Mandera, PS urges state staff

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 09:00 -- BY STAR REPORTER
DON?T MOVE: Defence PS Mutea Iringo, Mandera county commissioner Alex ole Nkoyo and Governor Ali Roba yesterday.
DON?T MOVE: Defence PS Mutea Iringo, Mandera county commissioner Alex ole Nkoyo and Governor Ali Roba yesterday.
The state will not approve mass transfers of teachers and other civil servants who have requested to leave Mandera county as a result of the November 22 and December 2 massacres of non-Muslims. Yesterday, the government sent a delegation to Mandera to assess the situation and persuade civil servants not to leave the county. The delegation comprised PSs Monica Juma (Interior), Mutea Iringo (Defence), Belio Kipsang (Education) and Nduva Muli (Transport) and director of Medical Services Nicholas Muraguri. Teachers, doctors and other civil servants have been fleeing Mandera following the massacre...

Two MPs want school ranking to continue

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 09:00 -- BY REUBEN GITHINJI
Embu Women representative, Rose Mitaru. She has opposed the abolishing of ranking of schools and candidates in National Examinations.
Embu Women representative, Rose Mitaru. She has opposed the abolishing of ranking of schools and candidates in National Examinations.
Two Embu county leaders have opposed the abolishing of ranking of schools and candidates in national examinations. Embu women’s representative Rose Mitaru and Manyatta MP John Muchiri said banning of ranking will end competition and lead to poor performance in schools. Mitaru, a member of the Parliamentary Committee on Education, said the team should have been consulted before a decision was reached. “Schools and students have been fighting tooth and nail to beat others in exams but without this, we expect a lot of dullness when candidates sit their exams,” Mitaru said. Muchiri said ranking...

Pages

Subscribe to North EasternNorth Eastern