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Majority of Makueni residents want the County dissolved

Majority of residents from Matiliku, Makueni county want the county dissolved over what they termed as irreconcilable differences between Governor Kivutha Kibwana and Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) While giving their submissions to the probe team looking into the possible dissolution of the county, close to 90 percent of the residents who attended a public hearing held at Matiliku ...

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Makueni County records improvements in maternal health services

The dream of every pregnant woman is to give birth to a healthy baby that will live to celebrate many birthdays. However, more often than not, some mothers in Kenya never live to achieve this dream as they die while giving birth ushering the innocent babies into a motherless world. In extremes cases both the mother and the child lose ...

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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 MCAs hired witchdoctor to settle budget stalemate

Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana told the Commission of Inquiry looking into the possible suspension of the county that Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) hired the services of a witch doctor to help resolve a budget stalemate in which the MCAs were demanding Sh1.4B. The Governor told the commission currently holding its sitting in Wote town, that his refusal to ...

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Media to blame for Makueni wrangling, says Speaker

Makueni speaker Stephen Ngelu has accused the media of fueling the wrangling between Governor Kivutha Kibwana and Members of the County Assembly (MCAs). Speaker Ngelu while testifying yesterday before the Commission of Inquiry looking into the possible dissolution of the county, said the media partly played a role in the infighting that has almost paralyzed normal operations of the county. ...

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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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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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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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Makueni Speaker used foreign trips, house committees to buy MCAs loyalty

Makueni Speaker Stephen Ngelu and Leader of Majority Francis Munyao conspired to use abroad trips and house committees as dangling carrots to buy royalty of Members of the County Assembly, (MCAs). Kithungo/Kitundu ward representative Constantine Keli Musyoka while giving evidence to the Mohammed Nyaoga- led commission into the possible dissolution of Makueni county said that MCAs allied to the governor were ...

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Makueni residents hit out at MPs for snubbing probe sittings

  The Commission of Inquiry appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta to look into the possible dissolution of Makueni County kicked off its public hearings in the county early this week at Wote town amid low turnout from area residents. Members of the Parliament from the county seemed to have picked the cue from the residents and none of them showed ...

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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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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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