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Police in Makueni arrest Ngandi Mwikali over terror links

  Police have arrested a man suspected to have terror links in Wote town, Makueni County. 20 -year- old Ngandi Mwikali alias Sheikh Hassan was arrested over the weekend after he threatened to blow up certain buildings in Wote. According to Makueni CID boss Elena Wairimu, the suspect a class five dropout disappeared six years and only resurfaced last Tuesday ...

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Makueni residents mark Day of the African Child

Residents of Makueni County joined the rest of the African continent to mark the Day of the African Child (DAC) with renewed calls for the need to safeguard the rights of children and protect them against retrogressive community practices that violate their rights. The event held at AIC Kathonzweni Primary School grounds brought together parents, children, government officials and several ...

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First Lady to launch Beyond Zero campaign clinic in Makueni County

  First Lady Margaret Kenyatta will today, Thursday 18th June, unveil the Beyond Zero Mobile Clinic for Makueni County. According to Governor’s Press Unit, Governor Kivutha Kibwana, his wife Nazi Kibwana and Deputy Governor Adelina Mwau will host the First Lady. The unveiling of the clinic will be done at the County Referral Hospital in Wote town. Makueni Deputy  County ...

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Mbooni MP wants officers involved in graft in Makueni sacked

    By Daniel Kituku Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana should relieve off duties officers arraigned in a Machakos court over graft allegations. Speaking on Saturday in Nduluku, Mbooni Sub County during the launch of Hon. Kisoi Munyao talent search MP for Mbooni Michael Kisoi Munyao and three Members of the Makueni County Assembly (MCAs) gave Kibwana a 21 -day ultimatum ...

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Arrest of eight Makueni executive officials creates frenzy on social media

Last evening, officials of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) arrested eight Makueni County executive officials over allegations of graft. County Secretary Rael Muthoka, Director of Tourism Diana Muli, Agriculture Chief Executive Officer Mary Muteti, Roads and Infrastructure Chief Officer Martin Kitavi, Finance Director Justus Suka, Director Procurement Alex Kyalo, former Chief Executive for Water Daniel Mututa and his former ...

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Makueni residents on Facebook vote No to dissolution

Last year in November, more than 50,000 residents from Makueni county filed a petition to President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve the county government due to the persistent wrangles between Governor Kivutha Kibwana and Members of the County Assembly (MCAs). The President, later appointed a six – member Commission of Inquiry led by Lawyer Mohammed Nyaoga to look into the allegations ...

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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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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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Four perish in a Nairobi-Mombasa highway accident

Four people were killed last night in a grisly road accident near Salama market along the Nairobi –Mombasa highway in Makueni County. The 7pm accident involved a saloon car, which was heading to Nairobi from Mombasa and a trailer headed towards Mombasa. Mukaa Police Boss Ferdinand Nyongesa said all the four occupants in the saloon car including the driver died ...

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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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Bodaboda operator brutally murdered in Makueni County

Police are investigating an incident in which a 38-year-old boda boda operator was brutally murdered by unknown assailants and his body dumped in Makongo forest, Makueni County. Makueni Police Boss Philip Opiyo said Darius Munyaliti’s severely mutilated body was discovered yesterday morning by members of the public who informed the area chief Mr. Jonathan Mwania. Opiyo said the boda boda ...

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Makongo tourist site in Makueni causes stir on Facebook

  The new dispensation of devolved units brought with it hope and many Kenyans who had been marginalized by the central government system believed that devolution would address the myriad of challenges they faced. Devolution brought a flicker of optimism to the residents of Makueni, a county faced with perennial water problems and food insecurity. Despite the incessant wrangles between ...

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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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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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Primary school headteacher hacked to death

  Police are yet to establish the circumstances that led to the killing of a primary school headteacher in West Ngosini, Makueni County. Utithini Primary School Headteacher Simon Nzuuna, was hacked to death by unknown assailants at his house on Tuesday at around 1 am. Makueni OCPD Philip Opiyo said three men armed with crude weapons brutally murdered the head teacher ...

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