Makueni County
Three killed after sand mine collapses in Makueni
No mercy shown to anyone vandalising SGR, says Maalim
SGR vandals will face 'maximum force', Maalim warns
New Makueni campus to take first batch next September
SEKU's Wote campus expecting first intake in September
NASA demos are 'Luo mass action', other parts quiet, says Tuju
Government preparing for national census in August 2019
2018-02-06 08:08:43 A cabinet memo and a proposal on the undertaking were approved in May 2017, outgoing Devolution CS Mwangi Kiunjuri noted on Monday. Kiunjuri said enumeration - the process of dividing the country into smaller units to help produce area maps - has been fully implemented in 11 counties. These are Trans Nzoia, Kisumu, Siaya, Vihiga, Nyeri, Murang’a, Kirinyaga, Nyandarua, Embu, Makueni and Kitui   Read More ...
Suspected car thief gunned down in Makueni
2018-01-29 12:12:34 Makueni county commissioner Mohammed Maalim said police had been trailing the suspects from Thika where they stole a car. Police believe they intended to either abandon the vehicle or to refuel it. The vehicle's owner reported that his driver had gone missing with his Toyota Prado. “The officers had alerted their colleagues at Sultan Hamud who laid a trap. They are looking for the other two who escaped with a firearm,” he told The Star on phone   Read More ...
Makueni and Kitui sign Sand Conservation pacts
2018-01-19 08:41:04 Makueni and Kitui counties yesterday signed an agreement aimed at conserving sand in the two devolved units. The two governments took a common stand since the two counties have been experiencing illegal sand harvesting, which affect water conservation in the arid regions. The agreement was signed by Kitui’s County Executive Committee Member for Water John Makau and his Makueni counterpart Robert Kisyula   Read More ...
Aflatoxin may hit Kitui and Meru next month
2018-01-17 18:44:10 Eastern is likely to experience an aflatoxin outbreak, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network has said. A report released last week lists Kitui, Makueni, Tharaka Nithi, lower Meru and Embu as the areas likely to be affected. “Inadequate on-farm storage and limited preventive measures could cause aflatoxin poisoning in maize and pulses. Loss of crop could happen from February to May,” the report reads   Read More ...
Netizens crown Kivutha Kibwana 'the Governor of the year' for piloting food processing and preservation
2018-01-13 05:20:23 SUMMARY Netizens were yesterday awed by Makueni county Governor Kivutha Kibwana's performance This is after the Wiper party Governor launched two processing plants aimed at curbing food shortage in the County Kikima Dairy plant and Makueni Fruit Processing Plant will preserve milk and mango puree respectively Makueni County Governor Kivutha Kibwana has earned praise from netizens after he launched a milk processing plant and commissioned a mango processing plant in an attempt to revolutionize the food processing industry in the County   Read More ...
Police arrest five MCAs for chasing away newly posted principal
2018-01-11 19:42:59 Makueni, Kenya: Five MCAs were arrested and detained at Mtito-Andei police station following chaos that erupted at St. Joseph’s Girls-Kibwezi during the ushering in of a new principal. Police officers had to intervene after local community, members of County Assembly (MCA’S) and the school Board of Management (BOM) blocked the newly-posted principal Rose Kiragu and education officials from accessing the school premises   Read More ...
New Sh25Mn milk plant in Makueni to provide market for dairy farmers  
2018-01-11 16:43:15 Kikima Dairy Farmers Cooperative Society has commissioned a dairy plant in Makueni County with a capacity to process and back 300 litres and 6,600 litres in a day. Makueni Fresh milk becomes the first dairy product to be processed in the county after Governor Kivutha Kibwana opened the Sh25 million plant in Mbooni sub-County. The cooperative society has already made contact with supermarkets like Mulleys, Naivas, Ngooni and Jimelli to stock the milk   Read More ...
Shun premature Kibwana succession talks, Mutula Jr tells Makueni residents
2018-01-07 15:06:34 Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior has asked Makueni residents to stop succession politics in the county so as to allow Governor Kivutha Kibwana deliver his election pledges. "You elected me overwhelmingly as the Senator and Kivutha Kibwana as the governor, let us allow him to serve the people," he said on Saturday. He was addressing mourners at Kiliku primary school, Kibwezi West during the burial of John Kithome, a former staff in the office of the Attorney General   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 ...
18 cows, 24 sheep die after drinking 'poisoned' dam water in Makueni
2018-01-03 14:41:05 At least 18 cows and 24 sheep died in Ngaamba location, Makueni count, after drinking dam water believed to have been poisonous. Chief Sammy Musyoki said the animals, valued at about Sh825,000, drank water at Kwa Nthambi dam between December 26 last year and January 1. "We suspect the water was poisoned and have warned residents against using it. No deaths have been reported since we imposed the ban   Read More ...
Kivutha launches universal health cover for Makueni residents
2017-12-28 10:42:56 Makueni county residents are set to benefit from free out and inpatient services in all nine sub-county hospitals in the county. This follows the launch of a universal health care program for its residents which commenced on Wednesday and is expected to continue for the next two days where massive registration will take place. The initiative was flagged off by Governor Kivutha Kibwana at Mulala sub-county   Read More ...
Seven killed in accident involving hearse and a truck at Sultan Hamud
2017-12-23 11:42:43 Seven people have perished on Saturday morning in a fatal accident involving a hearse and a truck at Sultan Hamud on the Nairobi – Mombasa highway. Makueni County Commander Mohammed Malim says the bodies have been taken to Machakos Level 5 hospital mortuary. The hearse was headed to Mombasa from Makindu before colliding head-on with the Lorry which was headed to Nairobi   Read More ...
Sue Kwale, Makueni over disputed boundaries, Taita Taveta leaders told
2017-12-21 11:07:19 Taita Taveta residents have told area leaders to sue Kwale and Makueni so as to end the unresolved boundary row between the three counties. Whereas Kwale claims that its boundary with Taita Taveta is at Miasenyi - few Kilometers from Mackinnon Road town, the latter holds that her boundaries extend to Landi ya Mwembeni, near Taru town. The county is also in another boundary row with Makueni county over a 65 kilometer stretch of land between Tsavo River and Mtito Andei   Read More ...
3 sand harvesters die after quarry collapses in Makueni
2017-12-19 13:05:46 Shares. , MAKUENI, Kenya, Dec 19 – Three people died Tuesday morning while harvesting sand at Kwa Muvai River in Kilome, Makueni County. According to Mukaa Police Chief Charles Muthui, a rescue operation was launched and two people were rescued before being rushed to hospital. According to Muthui, the accident occurred at 5am. He cautioned sand harvesters against working in dunes and rivers at night, saying it is against county laws on sand harvesting   Read More ...
Three buried alive, two seriously injured by landslide during sand harvesting in Makueni
2017-12-19 12:43:11 Three people on Monday night were buried alive by a landslide at River Kwa Muvai in Kiongwani, Kilome sub-county in Makueni County as they were scooping sand illegally from the river. According to police primary report, there were five people who were loading a truck with sand from the river before a large avalanche of wet sand curved in as they were rushing to have their business done before dawn   Read More ...
Three killed after sand mine collapses in Makueni
2017-12-19 09:39:56 Three people were killed after a sand mine caved in at Kwa Muvai River, Makueni county on Tuesday.Two others were injured and rushed to a hospital.County commissioner Mohammed Maalim said the miners were trapped on Monday night.He said the miners were retrieved by residents who heard a strange sound at the site. "It is illegal to mine sand at night. It is even dangerous to access the mines at that hour when it's raining," Maalim said   Read More ...
Lenku to cut Kilimanjaro water off from Makueni, Machakos
2017-12-14 20:07:12 Kajiado county is set for a showdown with Makueni and Machakos over its claim to all the water from Mt Kilimanjaro. The two counties have been relying on water from the mountain. But Governor Joseph Lenku says only surplus will be sold to “outsiders”. He plans to turn off their taps. In a statement likely to send shock waves through Makueni and Machakos, he told the neighbours to wait until the “owners have had their fill”   Read More ...
No mercy shown to anyone vandalising SGR, says Maalim
2017-12-10 17:40:30 Police will use maximum force to stop railway vandals, Makueni county commissioner Mohammed Maalim (pictured) has warned.He spoke on Thursday at Mtito Andei standard gauge railway station after meeting security officers.“We want to warn everyone against railway vandalism. Steal at your own peril,” he told reporters at Mtito Andei SGR station.Last month, one person was gunned down at along the railway SGR at Emali   Read More ...
SGR vandals will face 'maximum force', Maalim warns
2017-12-07 19:41:18 Police will use maximum force against railway line vandals, Makueni county commissioner Mohammed Maalim has warned. He said they have enhanced surveillance to ensure safety of property and travellers along the SGR. "We want to warn every one against railway vandalism, we will use maximum force and you know the consequences," he told journalists. He spoke at the Mtito Andei SGR station after a meeting with security officials   Read More ...
Makueni man lynched for killing baby, injuring wife during spat
2017-12-07 11:41:15 A 40-year-old man was lynched by residents for fatally injuring his baby and attacking his wife at their home in Ngoluni, Makueni county on Wednesday. Mbooni East OCPD Peter Njeru said the man quarreled with his wife before attacking her and their four-year-old son with a machete. He said the man injured her on the forearm and gorged out one of their three-month-old baby's eye   Read More ...
CS Wamalwa presides over Thwake dam consultative forum
2017-12-02 13:05:22 Water Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa yesterday presided over a stakeholders consultative forum on the construction of the multi billion Thwake multi-purpose dam set for ground breaking in January 2018. The meeting that took place at Wote in Makueni county was attended by governors from Ukambani region including Kivutha Kibwana of Makueni, Charity Ngilu of Kitui and Machakos governor Dr. Alfred Mutua, with the leaders calling for the fast tracking of the project that is set to be complete in a span of five years   Read More ...
Mwingi Juniors, Ngaaka win Eastern Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom - Capital Sports
2017-11-26 13:42:47 Mwingi Juniors from Kitui County and Ngaaka Talent Centre from Makueni County are the champions of the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Eastern Region after winning the boy’s and girl’s finals respectively played at the Moi Stadium in Embu on Sunday. The entertaining boy’s match had to be decided on the post-match penalties after both Mwingi and Taqwa FC from Isiolo County played to 1-1 draw in regulation time   Read More ...
New Makueni campus to take first batch next September
2017-11-25 04:38:26 South Eastern Kenya University new campus in Makueni county expects to have its first intake in September next year, VC Geoffrey Muluvi has said. The Wote campus at the county headquarters is the second in Makueni after Mtito Andei campus in Kibwezi. “We expect to finish construction by next year,” Muluvi said. He visited the site to inspect the ongoing construction works on Wednesday   Read More ...
SEKU's Wote campus expecting first intake in September
2017-11-22 19:15:07 SEKU's new campus in Makueni county expects to have its first intake in September next year.The Wote campus is the second by South Eastern Kenya University after the one in Mtito Andei. "We expect to finish construction by next year," vice chancellor Geoffrey Muluvi said during an inspection of the location on Wednesday.   Read More ...
Six students arrested over KCSE examination cheating in Makueni
2017-11-17 22:07:45 Six Makueni Boys High School students were on Friday arrested for allegedly cheating in the ongoing Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam. Four of the students were arrested after two learners, who were found with mobile phones, mentioned the their names during police interrogation on Thursday. Speaking in his Wote office on Friday, area police commander Joseph ole Naipeyan said the students are being held at Makueni Police Station   Read More ...
Construction of Thakwe dam to commence next year
2017-11-15 16:10:18 Construction of the 42 billion shillings Thwake Multipurpose Dam in Makueni county will start next year and be completed in the year 2022. The Ministry of Water and Irrigation that has so far paid out 3.5 billion shillings to over 1,600 land owners, says it is in the final stages of compensating landowners affected by the project. The project will improve access to water as well as mitigate flooding in parts of Eastern Kenya   Read More ...
How you can protect your cows against deadly rabies
2017-11-04 13:05:51 “Rabies in cows?” Joseph Mutuku, a dairy farmer in Makueni County, wonders when we ask if he is aware that the virus affects cattle too. Mutuku believes rabies is a disease that affects dogs and humans only. Here is the thing though: if a cow died of rabies not many farmers would know. “There is still a high level of ignorance among Kenyans about rabies,” offers Dr Mathew Muturi, a veterinarian with Ministry of Health’s Zoonotic Disease Unit   Read More ...
KCPE exam continues smoothly countrywide
2017-11-01 22:42:51 Education Cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i interacts with KCPE exam candidates at ACK Wote Township Boarding Primary School in Makueni county on Tuesday. Photo/MUTUKU MWANGANGI Two of the three candidates who were admitted to hospital with labour pains at the start of this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination gave birth yesterday. The three were on Monday admitted to Longisa county hospital in Bomet after doctors confirmed that they were in labour   Read More ...
Opposition rallies its supporters in Ukambani to keep away from poll
2017-10-24 21:09:20 The opposition national super alliance- NASA defied threats from acting interior cabinet minister Fred Matiangi and took its no-election campaigns to the Ukambani counties of Kitui,Makueni and Machakos to rally their supporters to boycott Thursday’s repeat presidential polls. The campaigns were held as police in Nairobi foiled attempts by nasa supporters to hold demonstrations but the protests went on in Kisumu,Homa bay and Migori counties   Read More ...
NASA demos are 'Luo mass action', other parts quiet, says Tuju
2017-10-15 16:11:51 Jubilee Party boss Raphael Tuju has termed NASA's anti- IEBC protests "Luo mass action", saying they are "only in Kisumu, Homa Bay, Siaya and Kibera and not in other NASA strongholds". "This narrative that there is mass action or 'no Raila no reforms'... going out there...let us be honest...this is not mass action," the secretary general said on Sunday. "I have not seen people waving a twig in Kitui, Makueni, Machakos or in Vihinga where [NASA co-principal Musalia] Mudavadi comes from to say they don't like the IEBC   Read More ...
Garissa county last in literacy levels at 8.2%
2017-10-13 09:40:28 Garissa county has the least number of educated people, while Nairobi has the highest. This is a according to the state of the counties report by economist Ken Gichinga. The number of literate people in Garissa stands at 8.2 per cent and Nairobi’s is at 96.1 per cent. Isiolo, Makueni, Wajir, Trans Nzoia and Mandera have relatively low literacy levels. Isiolo has 15 per cent, Makueni at 22   Read More ...
Suspicion high as two-year-old 'commits suicide' in Mbooni
2017-09-27 11:42:19 A two-year-old boy reportedly hanged himself on Tuesday evening in Mbooni, Makueni county.The boy was playing with his younger sibling at their home in Ituti village when the incident happened.Area chief Richard Ndisya said the mother found the body hanging from a rafter.He said the death is suspicious considering the boy's age.Police are investigating the incident.The body was taken to Mbooni Health Care morgue   Read More ...
Land owners where Thwake Dam will be constructed to be compensated
2017-09-25 18:09:28 The National Land Commission is this week expected to commence compensation of the remaining 387 affected land owners in Makueni County where Thwake Dam will be constructed. Irrigation Principal Secretary Zeinab Hussein says the national government has released 440 million shillings for the exercise. Already 2.2 billion shillings has been spent in compensating 1,403 land owners.   Read More ...
Students of Makueni school protest principal's 'ruthless' punishments
2017-09-25 14:42:36 Students of a school in Makueni county marched to the sub-county headquarters in Kibwezi town on Monday in protest against their deputy principal. They walked about seven kilometres from Kalulini Boys' High School to the county education office and demanded Justus Mutiso's transfer. The boys accused him of issuing ruthless punishments. "We don't want him. He exhibits satanic behaviour when punishing us   Read More ...
Land dispute: 27-year old man brutally murdered in Makueni
2017-09-25 09:10:17 Police in Makueni County are yet to arrest three people allegedly brothers who are suspected to be behind the brutal killing of their own brother over land wrangles. The 27 year old man was cruelly killed on Friday at Yaumba village, Nziu location in Makueni Sub County, Makueni County after a land dispute ensued among the family members. According to the Makueni Sub County Officer Commanding Police Division (OCPD) Mr Bosita Omukolongolo, the deceased Kyalo Ngilu was killed after a land tussle emerged among the brothers where he was stabbed several times on different parts of his body with a knife   Read More ...
Ignore 'fake' WhatsApp papers, 2017 exams safe - KNEC
2017-09-20 12:11:40 The examinations council has assured there will be no leakage in this yearâs national exams. KNEC has responded to reports that a student in Mbooni, Makueni county, was on Monday found with this year's KCSE question papers. âThe council has reviewed the materials and established that the documents were all fake. The documents in question have no resemblance whatsoever and are not even remotely related to the forthcoming examinations,â chairman George Magoha said in a statement on Tuesday   Read More ...
Political parties charade lock out people living with disability
2017-09-17 08:40:04 Minority groups across the country have been locked out of nomination as political parties reward cronies and family members with the slots. The most affected are people with disability who are visibly missing from a number of county assemblies. In at least 17 counties, including Kwale, Kilifi, Taita Taveta, Makueni, Nyandarua, Nyeri, Murang'a, Turkana, West Pokot, Baringo, Laikipia, Nakuru, Narok, Kericho, Bungoma, Busia and Kisii, no single person living with disability was nominated   Read More ...
Kalonzo has been reduced to a beggar, Kamba leaders lament
2017-09-11 13:10:48 Our son Kalonzo has been reduced to a beggar in NASA, Jubilee politicians from Ukambani have said. They said the region is not an opposition zone. The leaders said residents are tired of being out of government and would support UhuRuto’s reelection on October 17. They read a 10-point declaration indicating they are already on course in aggressive campaigns to mobilise votes for the ruling party in Machakos, Makueni and Kitui counties   Read More ...
Makueni residents urge national government to upgrade roads
2017-09-03 06:39:45 Makueni residents yesterday decried the deplorable state of roads. The residents from the Mbitini and Emali-Mulala wards said the Emali –Ukia road is the worst. Led by former Mbitini MCA Dickson Mutaiti, the residents urged the county government to upgrade them with murram. He said upgrades are also needed on the Sultan Hamud-Kavuthu Mutyambua, Kithumani-Mbenuu-kwamutula-Kwa Kotoe and Barazani-Mutambua –Ndauni-Katune roads. The group urged Governor Kivutha Kibwana to push the national government to tarmac the Emali –Ukia road to ease transport problems, especially during the rainy season   Read More ...
Fire razes Vitale HGM primary school dormitory, Makueni County
2017-09-02 13:08:15 Property worth millions was destroyed today following a fire outbreak that burned down a boys’ dormitory in Vitale HGM primary school, Kathonzweni sub-county in Makueni County. The early morning incident left no injuries as the inferno hit the school while students were attending their morning preps according to the area police boss, Mr. Samuel Waweru. “Though the fire caught the school unaware, no pupil was injured since they had already left their respective dormitories and they were attending morning classes,” said Mr   Read More ...