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Illegal sand harvesting rears its ugly head in Kasikeu, Makueni County

Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana speaking at the climate change forum held in Wote. Photo : Governor's Press

The ugly face of illegal sand harvesting in Makueni County reared its head once again over the weekend after one person was killed and nine others seriously injured when two vigilante groups from opposing camps clashed over the illegal activity in Kasikeu. The Saturday afternoon incident that took place in Kaseve and Musaani villages saw the two groups armed with ...

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Governor Kibwana says he is not wholly responsible for Makueni woes

  The public proceedings into the possible dissolution of Makueni County will tomorrow enter the fourth week at Wote town and so far more than 15 witnesses have testified before the Mohammed Nyaoga – led commission. Some of the key witnesses that have given their evidence, is the County Assembly Speaker Stephen Ngelu whose personal rivalry between him and Governor ...

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Infotrak ranks Makueni Senator position 22

The CountyTrak Senator’s approval survey, conducted by Infotrak Research on behalf of the Daily Nation on the perceived performance of Senators and published on Tuesday this week ranked Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jnr position 22 with an approval rating of 51.8 percent. Although the research done between the months of December 2015 and February 2015 ranked the youthful senator’s performance ...

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Makueni probe team orders the arrest of a witness for perjury

The commission of inquiry looking into the possible dissolution of Makueni County has directed the police to arrest a witness for perjury. The head of the probe team Lawyer Mohammed Nyaoga ordered police to arrest Peter Mwanthi, a former councilor for lying that he had appeared before the commission on behalf of a local organisation called Makueni Amani Association. However, when ...

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Clergy failed to broker truce over Makueni leadership impasse

Three members of the clergy told the commission of inquiry into the possible dissolution of Makueni County that their efforts to reconcile Governor Kivutha Kibwana and Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) hit a snag after the executive arm declined to honor reconciliation talk invites. Makueni Parish Father- in- Charge Paul Munguti, Reverend Joseph Mutunga of the Africa Inland Church ...

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Kamba community urged to unite

Two governors from the lower eastern region have called on the Kamba community to unite and address the problems that have faced the region for a long period. Machakos Governor Dr.Alfred Mutua and his Makueni counterpart Kivutha Kibwana said the eradication of high levels of poverty in Ukambani require concerted efforts and urged the leader’s to shun divisive politics. Speaking ...

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Bad blood between Governor and Speaker to blame for Makueni woes

One of the petitioners into the possible dissolution of Makueni County has said that supremacy battles between the Governor Kivutha Kibwana and Speaker Stephen Ngelu are the root cause of incessant infighting in the county. Mobilization  Agency for Paralegal Communities in Africa (MAPACA) Programs officer Antonny Ndolo, said the leaders were sworn enemies who cannot work together to advance devolution ...

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Witch doctor to appear before Makueni probe team

Commission of Inquiry into the dissolution of Makueni County will summon a witch doctor who has been adversely mentioned in the public hearings currently going on in Wote town. The Mohammed Nyaoga – led commission arrived at the verdict of summoning the witch doctor commonly known as Mulika after one of the petitioners Pastor John Kangwana told the probe team ...

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CORD luminaries say dissolution of Makueni County should be the last option

Two CORD principals have said that dissolution of Makueni County should be the last option in solving the incessant wrangles between Governor Kivutha Kibwana and Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) Former Vice president Kalonzo Musyoka and FORD Kenya Party leader Moses Wetangula said the two arms of government should try and solve their differences before having the county government ...

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Probe on Makueni dissolution kicks off in Wote

The Commission of Inquiry appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta to look into a petition filed by Makueni residents seeking to dissolve the county government commenced its public hearings in the county on Monday at Wote town. One of the lead petitioners, Francis Mulandi told Mohammed Nyaoga – led commission that the persistent infighting between the Governor Kivutha Kibwana and Members ...

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MP accused of frustrating Makueni County dissolution inquiry

Barely a week after Mbooni MP Kisoi Munyao, moved to the High Court seeking the suspension of the commission of inquiry in to the dissolution of Makueni County, the county government is now accusing the MP of attempting to disrupt the inquiry process. The county government said it reads mischief in the legislator’s move to stop the public hearings of ...

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Matiliku residents in Makueni decry rampant sand harvesting

  Residents of Matiliku, Makueni County have raised concern over the rampant sand harvesting in Kikuo river. Led by Kikuo Water Resources and Users Association (WRUA) Antony Mutua, the residents decried the ongoing blatant illegal sand harvesting activities along the river and called on the county government to crack down on the sand harvesters. The residents noted that the river ...

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Makueni residents urged to establish citizen assemblies

James Muraguri, the Executive Director of Global Empowerment Initiative (GEI), a non-governmental grass root-based organization spearheading sustainable initiatives for communities in Kenya has urged residents of Makueni County to form citizen assemblies for deliberating issues of governance. Muraguri said one of the basic tenets of devolution is public participation and underscored the need for the residents to use the citizen ...

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Makueni County two years on

Devolution in Kenya is still in its formative stages, two years to be precise, and although there have been challenges in the implementation of the process, most counties have made remarkable strides. However, some counties have had teething problems with incessant wrangles between the governors and Members of the County Assemblies (MCAs) being one of the main challenges that has ...

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