Kitui County Politics & Government
Five to face off in Kitui West MP by-election, says Chebukati
Want to run for Kitui West MP? Then you need to hold a degree
Kitui County Govt to partner with cooperative societies
Kitui county, varsity in partnership to plant trees
Uhuru's votes dip by 18,000 in Kitui despite Musila pledges
Four killed by police, 86 arrested over election - Boinnet
Five to face off in Kitui West MP by-election, says Chebukati
2018-02-16 13:43:09 Five contestants will face off in the Kitui West MP by-election slated for March 26. IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati said Edith Nyenze (Wiper), Elija Kilonzi (Chama cha Mapinduzi), Robert Lelli (Narc Kenya), Dennis Mulwa (Independent), Frida Mutui (Kenya National Congress) are eligible for the poll. The Kitui West MP died from coronary cancer on December 6 last year while being treated at a Nairobi hospital   Read More ...
IEBC rejects university don in the Kitui West MP by-election
2018-01-29 17:50:31 The IEBC has declined to clear a Kenyatta University don Nzuki Mwinzi to contest at the March 26 Kitui West parliamentary seat by-election. Returning officer James Mbai at the weekend cleared five other candidates to faceoff for the seat left vacant after the death Francis Nyenze on December 6 last year. “We declined to clear him because he had not formerly resigned his teaching job at the Kenyatta University,” he told the Star on the phone yesterday   Read More ...
IEBC clears three candidates for the Kitui West by-election
2018-01-26 12:12:36 Three candidates have so far been cleared by the Independent Electoral And Boundaries Commission to vie for the Kitui West parliamentary seat. Edith Vethi Nyenze was the third to be cleared Friday at the IEBC offices in Matinyani, Kitui West and was accompanied by wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka, several MPs and Senators elected under the Wiper party.   Read More ...
Court upholds election of Nyamai as Kitui South MP
2018-01-24 10:43:55 The High Court in Kitui has upheld the election of Kitui South Member of Parliament Rachael Kaki Nyamai. Justice Lilian Mutende threw out a petition filed by her main contestant in August 2017 elections after finding that the petitioner, Ken Moki, failed to make his case. The Wiper Democratic Movement candidate filed the case arguing that the Jubilee Party on whose ticket Rachael contested the seat, did not conduct free and fair nominations   Read More ...
Jubilee fails to present candidate for Kitui West by-election
2018-01-20 18:39:20 Jubilee Party now supports Wiper Party candidate Edith Nyenze for the Kitui West parliamentary by-election. According to the party’s secretary general Raphael Tuju, Jubilee will not present any candidate for the by-election. Edith Nyenze is the widow of the late Kitui West Member of Parliament Francis Nyenze who died on December 6, 2017 after fighting colon cancer for several years. Edith clinched the Wiper ticket with 13,338 votes against her sole rival Maluki Kitili’s 2, 663 votes   Read More ...
We didn't sense defeat, Jubilee says after withdrawing from Kitui West by election
2018-01-20 12:39:49 Jubilee party has dismissed claims that it opted to drop its candidate for Kitui West by-election after sensing humiliating defeat. Secretary-General Raphael Tuju on Saturday told the Star on phone that the move came after wide consultations with the party leadership that resolved to drop Ben Mbai as their candidate. "You see this is an issue with internal party mechanism. We have widely consulted and that is why we resolved to support the Widow to the late Nyenze   Read More ...
Jubilee backs Wiper choice Edith to succeed Nyenze as Kitui West MP
2018-01-20 11:03:03 Jubilee Party says they will support Wiper Democratic Movement nominee Edith Nyenze, the widow of the late Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze, in the upcoming Kitui West Constituency parliamentary by-election set for March 26. In a statement, Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju said after wide consultations within the party, they have decided against fielding a candidate in the upcoming poll   Read More ...
Edith Nyenze to fly Wiper ticket in Kitui West by-election
2018-01-18 12:14:01 Edith Nyenze will fly the Wiper Party ticket during the Kitui West parliamentary by-election that is barely two month away. Edith who is the widow to immediate former are lawmaker the late Francis Nyenze garnered 13,388 votes against her rival Maluki Mwendwa who managed merely 2,663 to emerge a distant second. And as Roncliffe Odit reports, it will not be a walk in the park for Edith who will now have to battle it out with other candidates, with a cut-throat competition expected to be posed by Jubilee and Maendeleo Chap Chap candidates.   Read More ...
Nyenze's widow wins Wiper Party ticket for Kitui West by-election
2018-01-17 08:17:57 Edith Nyenze got the green light to vie for the Kitui West parliamentary seat after wining the Wiper nomination ticket. - She beat Maluki Mwendwa by over 10,000 votes to win the ticket. - Edith will campaign to capture a seat declared vacant following the death of her husband, Francis Nyenze. - The late Nyenze held the seat since 1997. Edith Nyenze, the widow to the late Francis Nyenze, won the Wiper Party nomination ticket to vie for the Kitui West Parliamentary position on Wednesday, January 17   Read More ...
Nyenze’s widow wins Wiper support to keep Kitui West MP-ship in the family
2018-01-17 07:42:22 The last Kitui West Member of Parliament Francis Nyenze’s widow Edith Vethi Nyenze has clinched the Wiper Democratic Party Movement ticket to defend her late husband’s seat in the by-elections scheduled for March 26. Parties have until the end of the day to conclude the primaries having been required to notify the IEBC of the dates of their primaries and contestants by January 10   Read More ...
Low voter turnout marks Wiper Kitui West nominations
2018-01-17 05:54:03 Maluki Kitili (left) and Edith Nyenze cast their vote at Matinyani and Kyondoni Chiefs’ offices during the Wiper party nominations in Kitui West yesterday. Photo/DENNIS KAVISU and CHARLES MUASYA Wiper Democratic Movement members yesterday took part in the nomination exercise to pick the party’s candidate for the Kitui West parliamentary seat by-election scheduled for March 26. Results of the primaries were being tabulated by the time of going to press last evening   Read More ...
Voting underway in Kitui West as two powerful families in battle to win Wiper ticket
2018-01-16 16:17:35 Voting is underway in Kitui West where the electorate are expected to pick the candidate to run on the Wiper ticket in the March 26 MP by-election. Tow powerful families from the region are in the race. Seeking the ticket are his widow Edith Vethi and Maluki Kitili, the son of former Cabinet minister Nyiva Mwendwa. The seat fell vacant on December 6 after MP Francis Nyenze died.   Read More ...
Party primaries for Kitui West by-election kicks off
2018-01-16 14:20:17 Am 16.01.2018 veröffentlicht Party primaries for Kitui West by-election kicks off. Nyenze's wife, maluki Mwendwa fight for Wiper ticket. Seat fell vacant following the death of Francis Nyenze.   Read More ...
Kitui West by-election: Wiper primaries marred by delays, low voter turnout
2018-01-16 13:43:19 Delays in distribution of voting materials and low voter turnout characterised Wiper primaries in Kitui West on Tuesday. The constituency's 65 voting stations were opened hours later after the initial 6am when the organisers planned the exercise to start. The party is seeking to field a candidate who will face off with others during the March 26 by-election to replace the late MP Francis Nyenze   Read More ...
Voting underway in Kitui West Wiper primaries
2018-01-16 12:23:49 Voting is currently underway in Kitui West Wiper Party primaries, where the widow of the immediate former MP Francis Nyenze, Edith Vethi is battling it out with Maluki Mwendwa son to a veteran politician and former Cabinet Minister Nyiva Mwendwa. Voters in Kitui West constituency are today picking a candidate to run on a Wiper Party ticket during the March 26th by-elections   Read More ...
Party primaries for Kitui West by-election start Tuesday » Capital News
2018-01-16 07:03:42 Political parties are set to hold primaries for the Kitui West by-election on Tuesday and Wednesday. After the polls, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission will receive the nomination papers on Thursday and Friday next week. The electoral commission says it requires all interested political parties to submit names of contestants for the poll. The seat fell vacant after Francis Nyenze died on December 7 at the age of 60 after battling with colon cancer for almost a decade   Read More ...
Kalonzo dilemma in Kitui by-election
2018-01-14 22:39:11 Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka (second right) with acting Wiper chairman and Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana (right) when he visited the late Kitui West MP Francis Nynze’s home in Kabati, Kitui. Photo/COURTESY Wiper Democratic Movement leader Kalonzo Musyoka appears caught in yet another political dilemma as kindred of his close allies face off in today’s primaries to contest in the Kitui West by-election   Read More ...
Wednesday is deadline for submiting names in Kitui West by-elections
2018-01-09 16:17:18 Political parties intending to sponsor a candidate in the Kitui West Parliamentary by-election slated for the 26th of March have until this Wednesday to submit names of the persons who will contest in the primaries. Parties will also be required to indicate the date they intend to hold the primaries.   Read More ...
Kalonzo dilemma on who will carry Wiper ticket in Kitui West by-election
2018-01-09 10:36:57 Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka is faced with a difficult moment on his party’s choice in the Kitui West parliamentary seat by-election slated for March 26. The seat fell vacant barely three months after the former MP, the late Francis Nyenze, was sworn in for another term. Daggers have already been drawn with a swelling list of candidates contemplating to replace Mr Nyenze, who was first elected MP in 1997-2002 and 2013 to the date he died   Read More ...
Kitui West MP by-election to replace Nyenze set for March 26 - IEBC
2018-01-05 17:44:09 Kitui West by-election will be held on March 26 following the death of MP Francis Nyenze, IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati has said. ach political party must finalise its primaries and resolve intra party disputes on or before the January 2018," he said. "IEBC shall publish the names and symbols of the independent candidates at least 14 days before the nomination or before January 12," he said   Read More ...
Kitui West by-election slated for March 26
2018-01-05 16:43:17 The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has scheduled the Kitui West parliamentary by-election for March 26. The seat fell vacant after the demise of Francis Nyenze who died on December 7 at the age of 60 after battling with colon cancer for almost a decade. The widow to the late lawmaker Edith Nyenze has been fronted by the Wiper Party as the front-runner to succeed her late husband though she is yet to publicly declare her interest in vying for the position   Read More ...
Kitui County to establish all-inclusive bursary program
2017-12-29 15:07:52 The County Government of Kitui is planning to establish a robust bursary program to ensure that all children in the county regardless of their economic backgrounds access quality education. Speaking in Mwingi town when he saw off eight students who qualified for the Equity Bank’s Wings to Fly program, Kitui Deputy Governor, Dr. Wathe Nzau, said that youth empowerment is a key pillar in their manifesto, adding that there was no way to empower the youth without giving them adequate education   Read More ...
Since there is no dialogue, swearing in still on – Kalonzo Musyoka
2017-12-28 18:29:33 Raila Odinga's swearing in ceremony is very much on, Kalonzo Musyoka has announced. - The Wiper Party leader was speaking in Kitui county after laying a wreath on the late Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze's burial site. - According to Kalonzo, opposition would push forward with the inauguration since President Uhuru Kenyatta had ruled out dialogue. NASA deputy Kalonzo Musyoka has come out for the first time to announce his stance on the swearing in of leader Raila Odinga   Read More ...
See how KAMBA goons were planning to embarrass UHURU in Kitui! RAILA had set him up - He was saved by NIS
2017-12-20 18:14:15 President Uhuru Kenyatta was set to attend the burial of Kitui West MP, Francis Nyenze, on Tuesday but a briefing by National Intelligence Service stopped the President from attending the function. According to a NIS official, there was a set up by National Super Alliance leaders to humiliate the President who had confirmed that he will attend the burial of the veteran politician   Read More ...
Ngilu asks Uhuru to vacate office for Raila
2017-12-10 12:06:31 Kitui governor Charity Ngilu on Saturday said President Uhuru Kenyatta should vacate State House immediately for he is "illegitimately in office". Ngilu said Uhuru lost fair and square to NASA leader Raila Odinga during the August 8 elections. "We are firm that whoever lost the election should go home and whoever won should occupy statehouse and run the country. On December 12 the winner will no doubt be sworn into office," Ngilu said   Read More ...
How Nyenze recaptured Kitui West parliamentary seat on 'bended knee'
2017-12-10 08:38:14 Until his death on Wednesday, Kitui West MP Francis Mwanzia Nyenze had distinguished himself as a sweet-tongued, smooth operator who had warmed his way to the hearts of his constituents through unmatched humility and mastery of the Kamba langauge. But the legislator popularly known as ‘Shabiki’ by supporters, might have been humbled by a 10-year stint in the cold when his constituents voted him out after serving for only one term between 1997 and 2002   Read More ...
Burial date for Kitui West Member of Parliament Francis Nyenze announced
2017-12-09 18:12:28 Kitui West Member of Parliament Francis Nyenze will be buried on December 19. - He will be buried in his farm in Kyndoni Village, Kitui Couty - Nyenze, an ardent follower of the Wiper Party, had been battling with colon cancer for years before his untimely passing - He was eulogized as a great leader and legislator who served his constituents with commitment and dedication   Read More ...
Want to run for Kitui West MP? Then you need to hold a degree
2017-12-09 17:05:26 All aspirants in the Kitui West by-election must have a degree. The seat fell vacant after MP Francis Nyenze died on Wednesday morning. The requirement that MPs should have degrees had been suspended in the Election Laws until after the August General Election. This means aspirants in any by-election that will be held between now and the 2022 must be university graduates   Read More ...
Leaders unite in mourning death of Kitui West MP Nyenze
2017-12-06 22:08:43 Seth Onyango @SethManex and Charles Muasya @PeopleDailyKe. Leaders were yesterday united in mourning the death of Kitui West MP and former Minority Leader Francis Nyenze who passed on while receiving treatment at Nairobi Hospital. President Uhuru Kenyatta, opposition leader Raila Odinga and former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka led the country in mourning the departed politician. Nyenze was last seen in public during the swearing-in of MPs in the National Assembly in August, where he appeared wearing an oxygen mask   Read More ...
Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze dies at the Nairobi Hospital
2017-12-06 19:18:15 The country is still reeling from the shock of the death of the Member of Parliament of Kitui West Francis Nyenze, who died at the Nairobi Hospital this morning. Family members say say that the MP died from pneumonia , although he has been battling colon cancer for the the last ten years . Leaders across the political divide led by President Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned Nyenze as a selfless leaders who put the interest of the nation first.   Read More ...
Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze dies at the Nairobi Hospital
2017-12-06 19:09:31 The country is still reeling from the shock of the death of the Member of Parliament of Kitui West Francis Nyenze, who died at the Nairobi Hospital this morning. Family members say say that the MP died from pneumonia , although he has been battling colon cancer for the the last ten years . Leaders across the political divide led by President Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned Nyenze as a selfless leaders who put the interest of the nation first   Read More ...
Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze dies after long illness
2017-12-06 14:11:44 Kitui West Member of Parliament Francis Nyenze is dead. The legislator allied to the Wiper Party was last seen in public during the August 31st MPs swearing in ceremony where he was on Oxygen support. The cheerful legislator has been ill for a while. He was a fire brand in parliament and at one time pre August 8th election sensationally claimed that Wiper will exit Nasa if Kalonzo Musyoka was not the presidential Candidate. NASA has described his demise as profoundly sad.   Read More ...
President mourns Kitui West MP as a dedicated legislator
2017-12-06 12:42:28 President Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned Kitui West Member of Parliament Francis Nyenze, eulogizing him as legislator who served his constituents with commitment and dedication. President Kenyatta said the late MP always championed national interests and would never allowed narrow selfish interests jeopardize the unity of Kenyans. “I have known the late Nyenze since the time he was a Cabinet Minister under President Moi’s administration, he was always keen on preserving our unity and nationhood   Read More ...
Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze dies in Nairobi
2017-12-06 10:42:02 Kitui West Member of Parliament Francis Nyenze has died. The former National Assembly Minority Leader died on Wednesday morning while receiving treatment at The Nairobi Hospital. His body was taken to the Lee funeral home. More to follow   Read More ...
Kitui county Govt. to introduce cash crop farming
2017-11-26 12:11:59 The Kitui county government has launched a mega plan to introduce cash crop farming in order to boost the income of farmers and foster development in the county. Among the cash crops the county is targeting to introduce includes cotton and green grams, which are said to do well in arid and semi arid areas.   Read More ...
Kitui County Govt to partner with cooperative societies
2017-11-17 12:12:00 Kitui County Government has committed to support agro based cooperative societies in the county in order to create jobs and reduce poverty. Governor Charity Ngilu while addressing 1,000 mango farmers said her administration is exploring options of investing in value addition, training and setting up milk pasteurizers for the local dairy sector, initiatives to help increase income for farmers. Kitui County is among the largest counties in Kenya, but being an arid and semi-arid area has ensured minimal agricultural activities are undertaken   Read More ...
Mwingi residents urge county Govt to address water crisis
2017-11-14 13:10:44 Mwingi town residents are urging the Kitui county government to address the perennial water shortage in the sub-county. Residents say they have not had piped water for close to a month now put them at risk of contracting waterborne diseases because of consuming water from vendors. Other residents have been forced to source water from the nearby Tyaa river which they suspect could be contaminated.   Read More ...
Mwingi residents urge county Govt to address water crisis
2017-11-14 12:42:38 Mwingi town residents are urging the Kitui county government to address the perennial water shortage in the sub-county. Residents say they have not had piped water for close to a month now put them at risk of contracting waterborne diseases because of consuming water from vendors. Other residents have been forced to source water from the nearby Tyaa river which they suspect could be contaminated   Read More ...
Kitui county, varsity in partnership to plant trees
2017-11-13 01:16:46 Kitui county government and the South Eastern Kenya University are partnering to fight deforestation. Deputy Governor Wathe Nzau (watering a tree) said the county government will prioritise environmental conservation. It will aim for 10 per cent cover, which is an international minimum. Nzau was speaking at Seku on Wednesday when he launched the initiative Growing Trees for Socio-Economic Development to Transform Lives   Read More ...
Uhuru’s votes in Kitui dip by 18,000 at October 26 vote
2017-10-31 18:10:17 The votes President Uhuru Kenyatta garnered in Kitui county during last Thursday’s repeat presidential polls dipped. During the August 8 election, he garnered 64,726 votes, while during the repeat polls, he got 46,300 votes. The poor showing was despite former Kitui Senator David Musila, who lost his bid for governor, promising to win Uhuru many votes. In Kitui South , Uhuru got 10,346 votes down from 11,669, while in Kitui Central, he got 8,221 votes, down from 13,630 in August   Read More ...