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The Maendeleo Chap Chap Party’s candidate in the upcoming senatorial by-election attended church service in Matuu, Yatta sub-county.
He was accompanied by Machakos County deputy governor HE. Eng. Francis Maliti, Area legislator Charles Kilonzo among other politicians from the region.
The Maendeleo Chap Chap Party’s flag bearer has send opponents in panic as the Machakos by-election campaign intensifies.
John Katuku has been busy over the past week touring several wards in the vast county. Due to his proven past record, he has been recieving a positive reception by locals.
This has not gone well with other aspirants eyeing the senatorial seat left vacant after the passing on of Hon. Kabaka.
This has made most of them to join hands and seek audience with the Deputy President William Ruto.
Led by Machakos Town’s MP Victor Munyaka and his Mwala counterpart Vincent Kawaya, the more than ten aspirants have been seeking the Deputy President’s support to try and water down Katuku’s popularity in the county.
Today, Thursday 7th of January, it was Albanus Ngengele’s turn. An independent candidate seeking seeking the senate seat after failing in securing the Mwala MP slot in 2017.
This comes just a day after another 13 aspirants met the deputy president in his Karen home. They included Bernard Kiala, Joseph Mathuki, Prof.Peter Lewa, Rita Ndunge, Charles Muthama, Gilbert Maluki, Stephen Muthoka, Eng.Titus Ndundu, Magdalene Dawa, Dr.John Musingi, Winfred Ndunge, Dr. Alex Mbelenzi and Titus Ndambuki.
We expect to see more developments in the coming days as the Tangatanga affiliated aspirants try to arrive to a compromise candidate to face of with Former minister of water John Katuku.
The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has banned Elijah Manangoi for two years for “whereabouts failures”, which is a breach of World Athletics anti-doping regulations.
The 27-year-old is now set to miss the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, having missed three doping tests. Manangoi was provisionally suspended in July for the violations and the AIU said his ban will come into effect “on the date of the third Whereabouts Failure” from Dec. 22 2019.
The ruling means “disqualification of all competitive results obtained by the athlete since 22 December 2019 with all resulting consequences, including the forfeiture of any titles, awards, medals, points prizes and appearance money,” AIU said in the statement.
Manangoi is the latest in a series of high-profile Kenyan athletes to be banned for violatins of anti-doping regulations. Others who has been banned include 2008 Olympic 1,500m champion Asbel Kiprop, former Boston and Chicago Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo and 2016 Olympic marathon champion Jemimah Sumgong.
Police officer Nancy Njeri who was charged with the chopping off the hands of Lawyer Onesmus Masaku on the 9th of October is set to be interdicted and her case changed to murder after the lawyer passed on Sunday morning.
This is according to Makueni Police Commander Joseph Ole Napeiyan.
The police officer Nancy Njeri who was still in custody was interdicted from her position and her case is set to be upgraded from grievous harm to murder. “It now direct charge no more further investigations, now it is directly upgrading the charge from grievous harm to murder and I now want her to be arraigned in court tomorrow as we finalize on her suspension immediately,” said Napeiyan.
Lawyer Masaku’s death was confirmed by the vice president of the Law Society of Kenya Caroline Kimende who said that he passed on Sunday morning while receiving treatment at Kenyatta National Hospital.
“I confirm I received a call from Morris Mulei advocate at around 1pm informing me that Masaku’s cousin had indicated to him that he had passed on today at around 6 am. He was being treated at Kenyatta National Hospital, we have not gotten details on the cause but we will contact the family for more information, ” she said.
On the 7th of October, Nancy Njeri a Makueni police officer chopped off lawyer Masaku’s hands under unclear circumstances where he was rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital to receive treatment and the police officer was taken to Machakos Law Courts where she is still in police custody.
Law Society of Kenya president Nelson Havi read suspicion into the incident then saying police were complicit to the attempted murder.
“Police in Makueni are complicit in the attempted murder of Lawyer Onesmus Masaku by Policewoman Nancy Nyeri. The two are known lovers and Njeri attempted to kill him after he refused to accede to her demands for marriage. Nancy Njeri should be arrested and charged. ” Havi via a Tweet said.
Gor Mahia have completed the signing of Striker Dickson Raila from Masawa FC, a lower division side from Kisumu.
Raila, who becomes the latest arrival at the camp, signed a four-year deal with the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions.
Confirming the arrival, Gor Chairman Ambrose Rachier told the club’s website: “We are done with the exercise of signing new players and that means, Dickson Raila is the last player to be ropped into the squad. We believe we have done our best to get the necessary players.”
He now joins the club’s latest attack line which includes former Western Stima forward Benson Omalla, Nichoals Kipkirui, Clinton Okoth and Burundian Jules Ulimwengu.
Some other new signings at the club include Andrew Malisero Numero from Malawi, midfielder Sidney Ochieng, goalkeeper Samuel Njau, and defender Wesonga from Western Stima, Cameroonian midfielder Bertrand Konfor, John Macharia, and John Ochieng from Chemelil Sugar.
K’ogallo have been on a signing spree after losing some of their key players- David Mapigano to Azam FC, Joash Onyango to Simba SC of Tanzania, Dickson Ambundo to Dodoma Jiji, Omondi, and keeper Peter Odhiambo to Wazito FC.
Former Machakos senator Johnston Muthama will solve the revenue sharing stalemate if given the chance.
Speaking to K24 TV on Tuesday, the ex-lawmaker said should he take President Uhuru Kenyatta’s place for six hours, the contentious revenue allocation formula would be a thing of the past.
“President Uhuru Kenyatta has the mandate to sit down with CS Treasury and senate and agree to release at least 50 per cent to allow counties to operate while senate is still debating on the remaining 50 per cent.
“Give me that seat for just six hours and it will take me only three hours to send money to the counties.”Further, the politician alleged that the government is bankrupt hence the delay to disburse funds to county governments.
He advised the president to summon the senators and reach an amicable solution.
“All these English being used on revenue allocation is unnecessary it is simple mathematics and I put all the blame on the Executive, the President should call senators and come up with a solution,” he said.
The legislators have for a record nine times deferred the revenue sharing debate prompting the formation of a 12 member committee led by Moses Wetangula and Johnson Sakaja. This comes as governors have threatened to shut down counties on September 17 over the lack of funds.
“If the prevailing situation persists, effective Thursday, September 17, Counties will have no choice but to shut down. Consequently, we shall release all county employees to proceed on leave until an amicable solution on the issue is reached,” they said.
The governors are also threatening to sponsor a motion that will see the Senate dissolved for failing to safeguard the interests of County Governments.
“To this end, we hereby forewarn the Senate that a Petition for its dissolution can be initiated by any member of the public through the High Court as provided for under Article 258 of the Constitution,” the statement said.
Contractors have accused the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) of flouting procurement laws in the award of a Ksh960 million tender for the repair of Terminals 1B and 1C at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
The Ksh963,541,535 was awarded to China Jiangxi International Economic and Technical Cooperation, but according to contractors, the firm is either non-existent or operated by state operatives.
In a complaint filed with the Procurement Administrative Review Board by Ms Flooring & Interior, which prepared a joint bid with other local contractors, the contractors say that the winning contractor trades under different names, which is against the law.
For instance, it is reported that China Jiangxi International Economic submitted bid for the tender, but China Jiangxi International Economic won the tender instead.
“Looking at the tender register, China Jiangxi International Economic and Technical Cooperation did not submit a bid. However, another entity China Jiangxi International Economic is indicated to have submitted,” suit papers read in part.
Among the 15 companies that had submitted bids for the tender include Shaanxi Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering (Ksh960 million), China Civil Engineering and Construction Corporation (Ksh975million) and China Wu Yi Co Ltd (Ksh752 million).
“Its existence is in serious doubt thus necessitating the intervention of the Board to ascertain the true position and safeguard public interest and the interests of other bidders,” added the suit.
China Jiangxi International Economic is the same company that was demanding a Ksh6.9 billion compensation claim from the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) for the stalled construction of Hazina Trade Centre.
The suit states that KAA did not allow representatives from bidding companies on grounds that due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation, the tender opening would be done internally and the results made known to the bidders on notice.
The complainants want the winning bidder declared as a non-existent entity and one that did not submit its bid for the tender in line with the requirements of the tender.
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko will take a fresh plea on Monday 14th after the Director of Public Prosecutions amended the graft charges facing him.
A new charge of abuse of office was introduced in the amended charge sheet.The DPP also ruled out the possibility of a plea bargain, saying that they have not been approached by the defence.
Twenty witnesses have been lined up to testify in the case, some are under protection and all are within the jurisdiction.
Anti-corruption Court Magistrate Douglas Ogoti while making the order said the case will be heard on a day to day basis. No applications or adjournment will be entertained during the hearing unless in unavoidable circumstances.
The prosecution has been told to supply a schedule of chronology in which they will call their witnesses within seven days of the hearing.
The case will be allocated five hours on a daily basis which translates to 28 days.Sonko is facing economic crimes, unlawful acquisition of property and irregular payments charges.
Sonko, in count one, is charged – alongside Fredrick Odhiambo alias Fred Oyugi, ROG Security Limited and Antony Otieno Ombok alias Jamal – of conspiring to commit an offence of corruption and dealing with suspect property in the sum of over Ksh 14 million in respect of a contract.
The embattled Nairobi Governor is also charged with another count of conflict of interest where he is alleged to have received Ksh 8.4 million from Fredrick Odhiambo alias Fred Oyugi, T/A Yiro Enterprises, through ROG Security Limited.
Kevin Oliech, a former Mathare United and Thika United player is dead.
Kevin is a brother to Harambee Stars legend Dennis Oliech.
Family spokesperson Nixon Onywanda Oliech confirmed the sad news to AngazaNews Sunday evening.
Oliech had battled cancer for the last four years before sucmbing to the ailment.
Nixon said: ” For four years he’s been in and out of hospital. Last year he came back to Kenya then returned to Germany.”
More on the story to follow.
The chairman was responding to Cleophas Shimanyula’s claims that Ingwe were too broke to sign the player.
AFC Leopards will get Kakamega Homeboyz’ Peter Thiong’o even for KSh100 million despite Cleophas Shimanyula’s pride, chairman Dan Shikanda has vowed.
Shimanyula had earlier claimed that Ingwe are a broke club who cannot afford to sign the highly-rated winger but Shikanda has responded and said nobody will stand on their way if the player is on their transfer wish list.
“The players we want we are hopeful of getting them and it all depends on the interest we have as AFC Leopards. If [Peter] Thiong’o is in my list of the players AFC Leopards want, we will surely get him,” Shikanda told Angaza Sports.
“Even if Shimanyula is going to ask for KSh100 million we will get him.
“We have not drafted any list of potential new signings so far and I do not know between Kakamega Homeboyz and AFC Leopards which side should be bragging of having more money than the other.
“Yes, you can brag you have got money when you have KSh1 million and another one may have KSh100 million and both can rightfully chest thump that they have got money.
“The word money is relative and it depends on what you are talking about. I wonder how much Shimanyula pays his players against what we pay our players so that he can brag that he has money and AFC Leopards have got no money.”
Shikanda, who is serving his second year as AFC Leopards chair, did not want to engage his Kakamega Homeboyz counterpart on the money debate.
“We are only interested in players that we want and if Shimanyula thinks AFC Leopards have got money or not is none of our concern,” he continued.
“So, I do not understand why somebody should tell me that AFC Leopards have got no money. Let him continue thinking he has got money and AFC Leopards do not but let me say if Thiong’o is in my list Shimanyula will cry in the washrooms.
“But if we are not interested in the player then that is it. I am just sorry for Shimanyula if Thiong’o is on our list.
“Time will tell. It is not important to debate who has got more money and who has got no money.”Article continues below
Shimanyula has been a critic of his rivals and when reports indicated Ingwe were in talks with Thiong’o, Derrick Otanga and Musa Masika, he quickly claimed the winger was above the purchasing power of the former Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions.
“AFC Leopards are simply broke and cannot afford to buy Thiong’o, they should try to sign players from elsewhere, they don’t have money to pay for the player and we all know they are struggling financially,” Shimanyula told Angaza Sports on Wednesday.
AFC Leopards and Kakamega Homeboyz are yet to sign any new players since the transfer window opened.