Kakamega County
Kakamega MCA's father's final rites put off in row over burial site
Slow transfer of land delays plan to build Kakamega houses
Body of woman who went missing found dumped in pit latrine
Five members from one family die in a fatal accident near Sigalagala along Kisumu-Kakamega road
Driver dies after truck loses control in Kakamega
New task ahead for Harambee Stars after CECAFA win
Radio Maisha flags off Caravan in effort to promote its listenership
Kakamega MCA's father's final rites put off in row over burial site
2018-02-15 17:12:41 The burial of Kakamega MCA Timothy Aseka's father was blocked on Thursday due to a family dispute over burial site. Chief magistrate Charles Obulutsa directed that the burial be put on hold until the court decides the burial site dispute on Friday. Fredrick Amwayi left a will to be buried at the home of his second wife in Isukha but his first wife Agneta Oyera wants him buried at Chekalini in Lugari   Read More ...
Three-year-old girl dies in Kakamega fire tragedy
2018-02-14 17:09:34 A three-year-old girl died in a fire that razed their house in Kipkaren township, Kakamega County. Area village elder Elijah Mate said the victim's mother, had left the minor locked in the room as she went out. Residents led by Obed Chivini have condemned the incident and now want the woman arrested for child negligence. “Police should arrest the woman, how do you leave a three year old without instructing anyone to monitor her   Read More ...
CJ Maraga lays foundation stone for an ultra-modern High Court building in Kakamega
2018-02-12 18:27:58 As part of an aggessive expansion of court facilities across the country, Chief Justice David Maraga this morning laid the foundation stone for an ultra-modern High Court building in Kakamega. The Ksh388 Million building will hold eight courtrooms and nine chambers, among other facilities. This is the third High Court building launched by the Chief Justice this year. Two weeks ago he laid the foundation stones for the Kwale and Mombasa High Court buildings worth a total of Sh834 million   Read More ...
Kakamega to get an ultra-modern high court building
2018-02-12 15:19:10 As part of an aggressive expansion of court facilities across the country, Chief Justice David Maraga Monday morning laid the foundation stone for an ultra-modern High Court building in Kakamega. The Ksh388 Million building will hold eight courtrooms and nine chambers, among other facilities. This is the third High Court building launched by the Chief Justice this year. Two weeks ago he laid the foundation stones for the Kwale and Mombasa High Court buildings worth a total of Sh834 million   Read More ...
Slow transfer of land delays plan to build Kakamega houses
2018-02-09 19:08:59 Land ownership wrangles have delayed the start of a project to build 3,000 houses in Kakamega town, an executive said yesterday. The houses are to be built on Mudiri and Otiende estates in partnership with private investors. The houses for county staff will be owned by investors until mortgages are paid off. Some will be reserved for government use. The two estates were built by the National Housing Corporation under the defunct Kakamega Municipal Council   Read More ...
Western Kenya traders urge area governors to form economic bloc
2018-02-07 22:11:44 Traders from counties in Western region have asked their governors to craft a joint economic blueprint to ensure revival of collapsed industries. They said Busia, Kakamega, Bungoma and Trans Nzoia county governors should mobilise funds for joint investments. Led by Chamber of Commerce Vihiga Chapter chairman Billy Nyonje (pictured), they said creation of jobs to hundreds of youth who are jobless from the region will only be possible if the counties united into economic blocs   Read More ...
Eldoret based Civil society Ken Wafula activist laid to rest
2018-02-02 19:43:41 Former human rights activist Ken Wafula who died last month after suffering a diabetic attack, was today laid to rest at his Matundu village in Likuyani, Kakamega county. The ceremony was however turned into a political battle ground with leaders from western kenya, castigating ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and his Ford-Kenya counterpart Moses Wetang’ula, for skipping Tuesday’s oathing ceremony at uhuru park grounds……   Read More ...
Kakamega referral hospital unveil a cancer medical center
2018-01-25 15:11:24 It is a relief for cancer patients in Kakamega county and neighbouring regions after the Kakamega referral hospital in conjunction with AMPATH and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital Eldoret unveiled a cancer medical center. The center is expected to help lower the high costs incurred by patients seeking specialized treatment.   Read More ...
Official alarmed by rising suicides in Kakamega
2018-01-25 13:44:06 The rising cases of suicide and murder in western Kenya are causing concern among police in the region. Mongo Chimwaga, the western regional coordinator, said at least three suicide cases were reported from the region every day. Most of the cases were reported in Kakamega. “Between December 2017 and January 2018, the incidents have been alarming. In a day we receive reports on at least three cases, with Kakamega being in the lead,” Chimwaga said   Read More ...
Chebuyusi high school in Kakamega head to court to challenge the cancellation KCSE results
2018-01-23 21:20:26 KTN Prime | Tuesday 23 Jan 2018 9:44 pm Parents of the Chebuyusi high school in Kakamega are heading to court to challenge the cancellation of the school’s KCSE exam results. They said the psychological torture meted on the candidates and their families was totally unacceptable.   Read More ...
Man locks himself in and sets house on fire in Kakamega
2018-01-22 12:14:30 Shell-shocked residents of Khayega village in Shinyalu constituency, Kakamega County were taken aback after a 32 year-old man Maurice Otieno reportedly locked himself in a house and set it on fire over suspicion that his wife was cheating on him. Efforts by police officers to save the man from the deadly inferno upon being alerted by his wife bore no fruits since he had already been consumed by the inferno by the time they arrived.   Read More ...
Body of woman who went missing found dumped in pit latrine
2018-01-15 12:42:15 Kakamega, Kenya: A 55-year-old woman who went missing last week has been found dead and the body dumped in a pit latrine. The woman comes from Mukhweya village in Matungu. Relatives said they suspected a family member was behind the killing over a land feud. Those who spoke to The Standard yesterday alleged the woman was killed for rejecting plans to have the land leased   Read More ...
Kakamega nurses threaten to strike over unpaid salaries
2018-01-14 17:40:51 There could be another service disruption in Kakamega hospitals if nurses make good their threat to down tools over failure to honour their Collective Bargaining Agreement. The healthcare providers said they will boycott work if the county does not pay their salaries as agreed in their return to work formula by Friday. The Kenya National Union of Nurses secretary general Seth Panyako on Wednesday issued the strike notice to 13 counties   Read More ...
Government to construct school of governance in Kakamega
2018-01-14 03:05:23 A proposal to set up a Kenya School of Government (KSG) campus in Navakholo constituency has been accepted. “I met officials from the school of Government in my office and they agreed to have a college in Kakamega. We have decided to build it in Navakholo,” said Governor Wycliffe Oparanya after touring the proposed site with Navakholo MP Emmanuel Wangwe on Friday   Read More ...
Five members from one family die in a fatal accident near Sigalagala along Kisumu-Kakamega road
2018-01-13 08:07:25 Friday Briefing | Friday 12 Jan 2018 9:25 pm Onto yet another disturbing story and five people died last night in a nasty road accident involving a saloon car and a motorcycle along the Kakamega?Kisumu highway. All the dead were members of the same family who were travelling by a motorbike. Fathiya Mohamed Nur reports.   Read More ...
Safaricom kicks off Sh300Mn promotion campaign to award 5 million customers
2018-01-12 11:45:50 Safaricom has hidden 10 briefcases with cash prizes across 10 towns to award winners as part of a Sh300 million, 11-week consumer promotion campaign that kicks off today. The Shinda Mamili na Tunukiwa promotion includes the treasure hunt where residents of Nairobi, Eldoret, Nakuru, Machakos, Kakamega, Kisumu, Mombasa, Garissa, Meru and Nyeri stand a chance to win an undisclosed amount inside the briefcases   Read More ...
Unsung Heroes : Latifa Achieng treats jigger infested residents of Khwisero in Kakamega
2018-01-11 19:09:58 The fight against jiggers in the country goes on but every effort made to combat the pest is usually compounded by the extreme poverty of the affected families, slowing down the gains. but one woman from Khwisero, in Kakamega county does not want to see jiggers and poverty in her village from her meagre earnings from her salon business, Latifa Achieng’ buys pesticides and moves from house to house treating jigger infested residents   Read More ...
Raila celebrates 73rd birthday at Kakamega people’s assembly
2018-01-07 13:39:17 Kenyans on Twitter using hashtag #HappyBirthdayRaila are sending happy birthday messages to opposition leader Raila Odinga as he turns 73 today. Raila’s birthday comes at a time when the opposition is planning to swear him in as the people’s president. NASA insists it does not recognize Uhuru Kenyatta as President of Kenya after the October 26 repeat election. Opposition leaders and supporters in Western region surprised NASA leader Raila Odinga with cake in celebration of his 73rd birthday Sunday afternoon, moments before the start of People’s Assembly forum in Kakamega Raila arrived in Kakamega Sunday morning accompanied by Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetang’ula among other NASA leaders for the People’s Assembly session   Read More ...
Wanga lands lucrative Kakamega County job
2018-01-04 15:43:46 Former Harambee Stars and Tusker FC forward Allan Wanga has been appointed as the Kakamega County Sports Director, a role that will see him oversee and manage the development of sports in the Western Kenya county. Wanga, released by Tusker at the end of his contract in December last year, picked his appointment letter on Thursday evening and an added tag to his new job will also see him registered as a Kakamega Homeboyz player with a few years of playing still left under his feet   Read More ...
Panyako slams 13 counties yet to honour 2017 nurses CBA
2018-01-04 14:43:28 The Secretary General of the Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) Seth Panyako has called on nurses from 13 counties that are yet to honour the return-to-work formula signed on November 2 to prepare themselves for salary parades from January 11 if their dues are not paid by Thursday close of business. Among the counties Panyako is calling out include Bungoma, Nyeri, Nakuru, Laikipia, Homa Bay, Elgeyo Marakwet, Tharaka Nithi, Makueni, Kakamega, Wajir, Kirinyaga, Murang’a and Kericho counties   Read More ...
Kakamega deserves more from national government, says Oparanya
2018-01-03 19:06:12 Kakamega has the second largest population and must have its fair share in national politics, Governor Wycliffe Oparanya said. Speaking on New Year’s eve in Shinyalu, he said the county follows Nairobi in population. “The people of Kakamega must organise themselves to ensure we are felt in national politics,” Oparanya said. Kakamega has been ignored by the Jubilee administration and has never been given a Cabinet slot, he said   Read More ...
Driver dies after truck loses control in Kakamega
2018-01-03 06:39:12 A truck driver died after his vehicle overturned at Iguhu along the Kakamega-Kisumu highway. A motorist who claimed he watched the accident happen said the driver lost control of the vehicle when he tried to negotiate a corner just before River Yala. “I was behind the trailer. It was loaded and the driver appeared to be in a hurry,” said Martin Waweru, a motorist   Read More ...
New task ahead for Harambee Stars after CECAFA win
2017-12-23 18:06:59 Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Nick Mwendwa has commended the three County Governments that partnered with the federation to host a successful CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup that concluded last Sunday. Harambee Stars emerged victorious after seeing off Zanzibar 5-3 on penalties at the Machakos County Stadium, in a tournament that saw them go unbeaten. The tournament was hosted in Machakos county, Kakamega county as well as Kisumu county, with the latter having been a doubt before the tournament kicked off, but later got the nod to host the semi finals   Read More ...
Radio Maisha flags off Caravan in effort to promote its listenership
2017-12-22 12:43:27 Over 100 fans of Radio Maisha had a reason to smile after getting an early Christmas. The elated fans won themselves a journey home by bus as well as SGR tickets and vouchers and will travel upcountry to celebrate Christmas and New Year with family in a promotion dubbed Maisha Christmas. The buses will travel to Kakamega, Bungoma, Kisii, Eldoret, Kitale, Kisumu, Siaya, Nanyuki and Meru, while those from Mombasa will travel by Madaraka Express   Read More ...
Luhya ‘sleeping giant’ awakens, summit on radical change, power
2017-12-22 07:39:51 Rejuvenation of the Luhya community and its longed path to State House will be outlined in a summit in Kakamega next Wednesday. The Obulala Movement, a new Luhya lobby, will meet for several hours at the small Jamindas Hotel to make a declaration on the way forward for the community. Obulala is Luhya word for unity or cohesion. Leaders from Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma and Busia counties are expected to attend   Read More ...
Best 11 of Cecafa Senior Challenge 2017
2017-12-19 08:07:40 After a wearying and exciting two weeks of 2017 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup football action, we summarize the star performers from the regional tournament based on their action in Kakamega, Kisumu, and Machakos. Talent was in plenty, as were the players. Some were new revelations, while to others, it was a new ball game. But here is our ?nal selection   Read More ...
Kakamega man commits suicide after police arrested his wife and mother
2017-12-17 10:05:46 A 29-year-old man committed suicide following the arrest of his wife and mother at Shitirira village in Malava constituency, on Saturday. Wycliffe Anunda’s body was discovered in his kitchen moments after he hanged himself using a rope. His brother, Manoah Wangusi said the deceased could not come to terms with the arrest. “We went to Kakamega GK prison to see his wife and our mother but he was nowhere to be seen after our visit,” said Mr Wangusi   Read More ...
Kakamega reps say People’s Assembly still on the cards
2017-12-15 19:08:22 Four Kakamega MCAs say the county is on track to form the People’s Assembly. Led by Mumias Central MCA Charles Odanga, the ward reps said the fate of the People’s Assembly with the people of Kenya. “The people we represent have sovereign power, they will decide where we will go next with the motion,” Odanga said. The High Court in Kitui issued orders barring county assemblies from passing or implementing the National Super Alliance’s motion to form the People’s Assembly   Read More ...
Musalia, Wetang’ula to seal unity among Western reps
2017-12-14 04:06:06 NASA co-principals Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetang’ula will meet MCAs from Western after the coalition postponed the swearing-in of its leader Raila Odinga. A large majority of the MCAs in Western were elected on ANC, Ford Kenya and ODM tickets. The four counties in Western — Kakamega, Bungoma, Vihiga and Busia — have approved the NASA motion denouncing President Uhuru Kenyatta’s regime   Read More ...
Amani settles on Savula for Kakamega 2022 governor race
2017-12-12 19:41:08 Amani National Congress has settled on Lugari MP Ayub Savula (pictured) for the Kakamega governor position in 2022. Governor Wycliffe Oparanya (ODM) is serving his second and final term in office.Pressing Savula’s bid by the party is seen as early plans by ANC, headed by NASA co-principal Musalia Mudavadi, to snatch the county stewardship from ODM. During the hotly contested August 8 polls, ANC won 11 of the 33 parliamentary seats   Read More ...
Bright Stars-Burundi match ends in draw
2017-12-12 12:20:45 South Sudan bowed out of the 2017 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup with their heads high after holding Burundi to a 0-0 draw in a Group B match, at Kakamega, Kenya. The Bright Stars put up a better performance compared to that against Uganda where they lost 5-1. The team should have got the win but a wasteful Aluc Akech Mabior coupled with some clinical saves from the Burundian keeper meant South Sudan finished bottom of group B with one point as Burundi joins Uganda in the Semi-finals   Read More ...
Sh34 million milk plant to offer lifeline to Kakamega farmers
2017-12-08 20:44:37 Construction of a Sh34 million milk processing plant in Kakamega county will provide an alternative to sugarcane farming in Western region. The plant at Bukura Agricultural College is a joint venture between the German and Dutch governments. It becomes the first in Western region after the collapse of Kitinda Dairy Farmers’ Co-operative Society in Bungoma county in the early 1990s. Overreliance on sugarcane farming as the only cash crop has been blamed for the high poverty incidents in the region   Read More ...
Unsung Heroes: Man feeds hungry children from poor families, Kakamega
2017-12-07 19:41:46 When the government introduced free primary education in the year 2003, several children especially from poor backgrounds trooped to the nearby schools to get an education but soon, some dropped out due to lack of food. One man in Manyasa Village in Kakamega county took it upon himself to feed hundreds of children from poor families who were struggling to stay in school and when schools open groups of children troop to his home for breakfast before proceeding to school and pass by for dinner before going back to their parents   Read More ...
Bright Stars lose to Ethiopia in Cecafa tournament
2017-12-06 12:26:34 The two goals from Abel Yalew and Abubakher Sanni made South Sudan loose to Ethiopia in their opening Group B match at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega, Kenya. The result handed new coach Abdraman Rajab his first lost since taking charge of the team last month and the Bright Stars now sit bottom of Pool B with no points. “It was a good game but we failed to take our chances,” coach Rajab said after the match   Read More ...
Uganda held to goalless draw by Burundi
2017-12-04 21:08:15 Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Holders Uganda settled for a goalless draw against Burundi in their opening Cecafa Challenge Cup Group B match at the Bukhungu stadium in Kakamega, Western Kenya on Monday. Uganda interim coach Moses Basena took a cautious approach to the match, between his youthful side and a more experienced Burundian outfit. Led by Ugandan Footballer of Year Muzamiru Mutyaba and defender Isaac Muleeme, the reigning champions were more purposeful from the start, with the latter sending a free-kick into the side netting   Read More ...
Top girl Goldalyn Kakuya to join Kenya High, selection ongoing
2017-12-04 14:41:39 Goldalyn Kakuya, who emerged top in KCPE examinations after scoring 455 marks, will join Kenya High School. Kakuya, who attended St Ann Junior School Lubao in Kakamega county, scored 99A in English, 99A in Kiswahili, 85A in Maths, 88A in Science and 84A in Social Studies. She wants to be a psychotherapist or a psychiatrist. Sharon Nkatha, who followed Goldalyn closely, will attend Alliance Girls' High School   Read More ...
Sh6bn referral hospital in Kakamega set to open June
2017-12-04 11:00:08 Phase one of the Sh6 billion Kakamega County Teaching and Referral Hospital will begin operations beginning June, governor Wycliffe Oparanya said on Wednesday.   Read More ...
CECAFA Cup: Uganda takes on Burundi
2017-12-04 10:15:13 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup Today, 3:00pm Uganda Cranes v Burundi – Kakamega Uganda Cranes coach Moses Basena is optimistic that Cranes has what it takes to defend the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup. Cranes open their campaign with Burundi today at the Bukhungu stadium in Kakamega, Kenya. “Everything is moving on as planned. My only worry is for some of the youngsters on the team who may get stage freight   Read More ...
CECAFA opening ceremony moved to Bukhungu stadium, Kakamega
2017-12-01 16:10:39 The opening ceremony for the 2017 edition of the CECAFA Senior Challenge cup has been moved to Bukhungu stadium in Kakamega which will also host Harambee Stars opening match against Amavubi of Rwanda. Tanzania will take on guest nation Libya in the opening match. A week after Football Kenya Federation moved Kenya’s preliminary matches from Kisumu’s Moi Stadium to the Machakos County stadium, a move that sounded ludicrous to many football fans from the region, it has now emerged that Bukhungu stadium which is expected to host Kenya’s opener against Rwanda, is ready to host the opening ceremony of the event   Read More ...
Let’s save Nzoia, Mumias - Weta
2017-11-27 19:42:11 NASA principal Moses Wetang’ula has urged the Luhya to unite and revive industries in the region. The Bungoma Senator urged the community to put behind their differences and work for their common good. Wetang’ula spoke on Saturday at the burial of George Mulama and his nephew, who both died a week ago after falling into a well in Matungu, Kakamega. “Let’s not just watch as Mumias Sugar and other companies fail,” Wetang’ula said   Read More ...