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Jackson Njeru jailed for three months for contempt of court

Jackson Njeru. Photo courtesy of www.africacelebritynews.com

Jackson Njeru was jailed for three months on Tuesday for contempt of court by a Nairobi Magistrate. Njeru was jailed alongside Jackline Ogutu aka Nyako Ber, both being Facebook administrators of the group Buyer Beware. Their crime was that being group administrators, they did not bring down a post from a member of the group that mentioned prominent lawyer Cecil ...

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Runaway corruption is increasing poverty in Kenya

James Wakibia

By James Wakibia Corruption remains one of Kenya’s biggest threat to development. Every successive year Transparency International lists our beloved nation amongst the most corrupt nations on the face of the earth. It’s not something to be proud of. It is not like marathons and javelin that we should be proud of. No, it’s something every sane person should be ...

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Nakuru MCA’s meet Governor Mbugua over El-nino funds

Mbugua New Look

By Lorna Abuga Members of the Nakuru County Assembly (MCA’s) met Governor Kinuthia Mbugua on Thursday over sh500 million that the county has set aside to mitigate effects the El-nino rains. During the Mashujaa Day celebrations, the Governor announced that the county government had budgeted to use the funds in various areas that the county had identified as hot spots ...

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Makueni County Assembly Member found dead in a hotel room

  Police are investigating circumstances that could have led to the death of a Member of the Makueni County Assembly (MCA). According to police reports the body of Masongaleni MCA John Kilonzo was discovered last evening at around 5pm room No.8 at Friends Inn in Mtito Andei under unclear circumstances. District Administration Police Commandant (DAPC) Albert Hama said the police were ...

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Political aspirants should have a university degree to qualify for election

By George Githinji Before the last general elections that took place on 4th March 2013, the 10th parliament decided to lower the academic bar for political aspirants that were nominated to compete for the parliamentary and county assembly seats. These aspirants were the MPs, Senators, Women Representatives and Members of the County Assembly (MCAs). Yet, the move to lower the ...

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Tracing the sh51M unsupported expenditure in Homabay County Assembly

By George Githinji The Auditor General reports that the County Assembly of Homabay had an unsupported expenditure of sh51 million during the 2013/2014 financial year. That is, the Assembly reported to the Auditor General’s office that it had spent the sh51 million, but sufficient documents were not availed to the Auditor General to prove that the expenditure was authorized or even ...

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Baringo County Assembly issued car loans illegally, Auditor General’s report reveals

The County Assembly of Baringo issued car loans to its members (MCA’s) without following the due procedure. According to the Auditor General’s report the Assembly issued sh96 million car loans to 48 members who received sh2 million each on April 30 2014. “However, information provided for audit review indicated that the loans were disbursed without considering the ability of the ...

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Marsabit County Assembly audit raises concerns over lack of financial prudency

The Marsabit County Assembly has been put on the spot by the Auditor General’s report that paints a picture of an assembly unable to spend all allocations budgeted, return unspent funds, provide documentary evidence for expenditure and made irregular payments, shedding light into serious alleged corruption that is robing Marsabit residents quality service delivery. According to the report titled, “the financial operations ...

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Nakuru County government issues bursaries

The County government of Nakuru has disbursed a total of sh55 million meant for bursary. The amount will be distributed equally to each of its 55 wards and will benefit close to 17,000 students. While disbursing the funds at the county headquarters on Friday April 30 Governor Kinuthia Mbugua said that this number represents 10 percent of all students in ...

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MCA’s abandon oversight role

Members of County Assemblies (MCA’s) have morphed into something reminiscent of their national Parliament counterparts. They have with time since the promulgation of the new Constitution become the new faces of corruption. Whether it is in unnecessary trips both local and international, or bribery allegations, MCAs have been found to be just as corrupt, if not more, than other national ...

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How the County Governments are entrenching corruption; Part 1

Kenyans who fought for and celebrated devolution should read this keenly as the devolution dream is being wasted by County Governments who are simply “eating” money meant for the citizens. The loopholes are so many, that I genuinely fear that we have created 47 – Anglo leasings across the counties. Nevertheless, it is about time we educated ourselves about the ...

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