Awendo
Traders go about business, despite riot cops’ presence
Funeral called off after Migori 'dead man' is spotted drinking in bar
Tusker inch closer to Kenyan Premier League title
Migori ODM officials should accept Obado party office donation, says party chairman
Shabana relegation woes worsen after defeat
Three MPs defect to ODM as Raila assures fair primaries
Put your defection to ODM in writing, Ayacko tells Obado
Girl's burial put off in Migori after man blocks his wife's attendance
2018-01-08 09:40:27 The burial of a 13-year-old girl was called off at Siruti village, Awendo sub-county, on Sunday following a quarrel among family members. Trouble started when Charles Obange, the father of the deceased, refused to involve his former wife - the girl's biological mother, in funeral arrangements. Mourners were forced to scamper for safety as the lot attacked each other using chairs and crude weapons, forcing police to intervene   Read More ...
Shock in Awendo after man's body is dumped at his sister's shop
2017-12-13 10:07:49 Residents of Utoma, Awendo sub-county, were shocked to find a man's body dumped at his sister's business premises. Gadaffi Odhiambo, 27, was last seen leaving for home at about 8.30pm on Tuesday. dumped at the veranda of his sister's shop a. Asindi said two men took the body to the shop and demanded that the door be opened. "A worker asked to spend the night at the business premises said he ignored the men after they threatened him," he said   Read More ...
Two feared dead as Migori erupts over Supreme Court ruling
2017-11-20 14:42:08 Two people are feared dead following protests against the Supreme Court ruling in Migori on Monday. A medic and a clinical officer were reportedly shot dead as they rescued injured protesters. Residents have intensified secession calls after the Supreme Court ruling upheld President Uhuru's election win. Youths blocked roads and lit bonfires using tyres in Migori town, Awendo, Rongo and Sori   Read More ...
Girl arrested over Msando murder released unconditionally
2017-09-07 09:41:02 SUMMARY 17-year-old girl arrested following the killing of electoral commission official Chris Msando has been released unconditionally The girl had been held in police custody for a week after she was arrested in Awendo, Migori County, on August 21 and later brought to Nairobi After Msando’s death, police tracked down the exchange and arrested the girl, who was presented before a Kiambu court where police asked for more time to hold her A 17-year-old girl arrested following the killing of electoral commission official Chris Msando has been released unconditionally   Read More ...
Traders go about business, despite riot cops’ presence
2017-09-03 22:08:12 Business was normal on Friday in Migori county, despite unease over the expected judgment by the Supreme Court on the presidential dispute. On Thursday evening, GSU officers arrived in the county in lorries. In the morning, business in Migori, Awendo, Rongo and Sori towns started normally. Traders said they were monitoring events and would close shop in case of violence. “I’m alert and immediately the Supreme Court judges start giving their verdict, I will close the shop and vacate as there may be chaos,” trader Anne Adhiambo said   Read More ...
Teenager arrested over links to Msando murder
2017-08-24 16:41:11 A minor is in police custody after she was found with a phone reportedly used to send threatening messages to slain IEBC manager Chris Msando. The 16-year-old was arrested by DCI officers at her aunt's house in Awendo, Migori county on Wednesday. She is being held at the Muthaiga police station. Her parents are yet to arrive in Nairobi to make a statement   Read More ...
Girl arrested in Msando probe after phone link
2017-08-24 11:41:26 Shares. , NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 24 – A girl whose phone was allegedly used to send threatening messages to former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission ICT boss Chris Msando has been arrested. Police say the girl was arrested in Awendo, Migori County. She was brought to Nairobi where she appeared before the Kiambu Juvenile Court and has been remanded at the Muthaiga Police Station   Read More ...
Obado re-elected after beating Ayacko in his Awendo home, six other areas
2017-08-11 16:07:25 Migori Governor Okoth Obado has been re-elected after beating former cabinet minister Ochilo Ayacko in seven out of eight constituencies. Obado took 201,369 votes against Ayacko’s 113,673, results which were announced by Migori returning officers Charles Mutai at Migori TTC on Friday. He also won in Ayacko’s home of Awendo and lost only in Rongo constituency, Jubilee’s Chrispinus Weiria was third with 3,419 votes, independent Sammy Ogolla fourth with 1,532 and ANC’s Jack Okoth last with 1,234 votes   Read More ...
Bandari beat Sony in Awendo
2017-07-29 00:16:16 Bandari on Friday beat nine- man Sony Sugar 1-0 in a SportPesa Premier League match at the Awendo Stadium. Former Gor Mahia forward Baron Oketch came off the bench to score the winning goal in the 72nd minute and hand the dockers the three points. The win sees Bandari dislodge Kariobangi Sharks from fifth spot on the log, both teams having managed 26 points, but the Paul Nkata led Bandari have a better goal difference   Read More ...
Governor Obado opens six health facilities in Awendo and Rongo
2017-07-15 15:02:21 Migori Governor Okoth Obado on Friday opened up six health facilities in Awendo and Rongo Sub- Counties in a bid to boost healthcare in the County. The facilities include surgical theaters and surgical wards in the both Sub County hospitals - Bonde, Ang’ongo Dispensaries in Awendo and Kangeso Dispensary in Rongo. Speaking while officially opening the facilities, Obado said his government is committed to ensuring effective and affordable and accessible healthcare to the residents of Migori   Read More ...
One killed after rival camps clash in Awendo
2017-06-26 16:41:50 A man was stabbed to death following a confrontation between Awendo MP Jared K'Opiyo and Walter Owino's supporters on Sunday.North Sakwa chief Joseph Nyogilo said Odhiambo Kangilo alias Singh died after he was stabbed several times in the back.The chief said the death occurred hours after Owino (ODM candidate) had just held a rally in the area and left.But Owino distanced himself from the incident saying that he has been away in Nairobi   Read More ...
Migori serial rapist arrested, found infected with syphilis
2017-06-08 07:42:02 Police have arrested a 30-year-old man suspected to be the leader of a gang said to be behind a spate of kidnappings and rape in Awendo and Uriri. The suspect was arrested by Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) officers two days ago and is awaiting an identification parade. County Criminal Investigations Officer Benedict Kigen said the suspect was arrested in Awendo town after a tip from the public   Read More ...
Justine Omari strike condemns Leopards in Awendo
2017-05-10 20:39:40 A 90th minute strike by Sony Sugar’s Justine Omari gave his side a 1-0 win over AFC Leopards in a SportPesa Premier League match played in Awendo on Wednesday. The win pushes Sony out of the relegation zone to 13th place, while AFC Leopards has dropped to position nine on the league standings, having not won since beating Thika United last month   Read More ...
ODM parliamentary aspirant arrested just minutes after winning nominations
2017-04-25 14:36:58 Awendo Constituency parliamentary aspirant Walter Sirawa was on Monday, April 24 2017 arrested after he was found with ballot papers. - His arrest came barely hours after he had won the party nominations. - Sirawa was arrested together with a returning officer after they were found tearing Obado’s ballot papers. Politics has taken a different turn for the worse thanks to the many chaotic sceneries experienced in the ongoing parties’ primaries   Read More ...
Walter Sirawa arrested with ODM ballot papers
2017-04-25 06:14:16 By Benson Momanyi Awendo Constituency aspirant Walter Sirawa, who won the race for the ODM ticket in the party primaries, has been arrested in Florence Hotel in Migori Town with ballot papers. The two, alongside an unidentified man, were taken to Migori Police Station to assist in investigations. Heavy security is manning the hotel to ensure no evidence is tampered with   Read More ...
Funeral called off after Migori 'dead man' is spotted drinking in bar
2017-04-05 12:48:40 Migori, Kenya: The grave for Wilson Oluoch had been dug in his home village near Awendo in Migori county, western Kenya three weeks after he went missing. A funeral was dramatically called off after the supposedly dead man was spotted drinking at a nearby bar as mourners arrived. The grave for Wilson Oluoch had been dug in his home village near Awendo in Migori county, western Kenya   Read More ...
Jubilee frustrating Nyanza ID applicants over fears of defeat - MP Kopiyo
2017-01-26 23:40:25 Awendo MP Jared Kopiyo has accused the government of deliberately delaying issuance of IDs in opposition strongholds. He said on Thursday that the situation is part of the a plot to lock citizens out of the August 8 polls and to pave way for rigging. Kopiyo claimed that many seeking the vital document have been turned away by officers manning various national registration bureaus. "This is an open attempt to   Read More ...
Allan Wanga could play Hull City in February 2017
2016-12-01 10:21:51 47 players drawn from SportPesa Premier League clubs have been selected to join a training camp in January 2017 as the country draws nearer to the first ever football match pitting an English Premier League side, Hull City and a Kenyan side. The shortlist is not without some surprise names including 16 year old Joshua Otieno, who impressed the coaches when they visited Sony Sugar FC at their Awendo base.   Read More ...
47 selected to join camp ahead of friendly match with Hull City  
2016-11-29 19:37:36 The shortlist of 4 goalkeepers, 11 defenders, 14 midfielders and 18 attackers is not without some surprise names including 16 year old midfielder Joshua Otieno who impressed the coaches when they visited Sony Sugar FC at their Awendo base. Preparations for the game at the KCOM began earlier this month when two of the Tigers’ Academy coaches, Richard Naylor and Kris Blakeston, visited Kenya on a scouting mission to pick   Read More ...
Ford-K defectors to Jubilee face the sack
2016-11-09 20:26:26 Ford Kenya on Tuesday said disciplinary action will be taken against three party members who defected to Jubilee. The party was, however, silent on two others who joined ODM. The party’s management committee chaired by its deputy leader Boni Khalwale appeared to have let off the hook Kisumu West MP Olago Aluoch and Awendo MP Jared Kopiyo, who defected to ODM, its Cord partner. Mr Khalwale said Turkana Senator John   Read More ...
Police warn politicians against fanning violence
2016-11-01 20:47:42 Police warn politicians against fanning violence Politicians whose supporters caused violence in Awendo on Sunday will be held responsible, police have said. Five people were injured when supporters of Governor Okoth Obado and those of his challenger Ochilo Ayacko clashed during a fundraiser at Manyatta Secondary School. Awendo Officer Commanding Police Division David Kinyua said: "We will not condone any form of hooliganism in Awendo. Politicians must obey the law   Read More ...
Tusker inch closer to Kenyan Premier League title
2016-10-31 17:46:04 By ISAAC SWILA and GAETANO PESSA Tusker are 90 minutes away from being confirmed league champions for the first time in four years after they edged out battling Sony Sugar 1-0 at the Awendo Green Stadium on Saturday. Wide man Noah Wafula struck the all-important goal in the 32nd minute to hand his side three points after Sony Sugar had squandered a penalty in the fifth minute through Amos Asembeka.   Read More ...
TUSKER ALMOST THERE:KPL leaders lick Sony Sugar as Ushuru fail to tax Muhoroni
2016-10-29 21:15:18 Tusker FC players celebrates Stephen Owuso's (centre) lone goal as they played against hosts Bandari FC at the Mbaraki Sports, October 15, 2016. Hosts Bandari Fc were beaten 1-0. [PHOTO BY GIDEON MAUNDU/STANDARD]. Tusker are one match away from winning the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) title after stopping Sony Sugar 1-0 at Awendo Green Stadium. Yesterday’s win pushed Tusker to 55 points at the top of the log. If they   Read More ...
Tusker one match away to title after Sony win
2016-10-29 15:27:58 Tusker FC are a match away from reclaiming the Kenyan Premier League title after silencing Sony Sugar 1-0 away at the Awendo Green Stadium on Saturday. Noah Wafula smashed home the winner in the 32nd minute to hand Tusker the advantage as they restored their seven point lead at the summit of the KPL table on 55 points ahead of defending champions Gor Mahia who face Mathare United on Sunday.   Read More ...
Tusker beat Sony Sugar to edge closer to KPL title
2016-10-29 15:25:32 Noah Wafula struck winner as Tusker held their nerves to edge out Sony Sugar 1-0 at the Awendo Green Stadium on Saturday to move seven points clear atop the Kenyan Premier League table. More to follow... In the headlines Where will you park? Do you need another route? Stanchart Nairobi Marathon parking restrictions, The Cord co-principal says the president must tell Kenya what he knows.   Read More ...
Sony Sugar coach tells Tusker not to expect sweetness
2016-10-26 22:42:18 Tusker have had an upper hand in the past five meetings with Sony Sugar, but it is their clash in Awendo on Saturday that matters most. The first leg at Kasarani on May 21 ended in a 1-1 draw. On Saturday, the league leaders head to Awendo aware that any other result short of a win will deal a major blow to their title ambitions. They are four points ahead   Read More ...
Migori ODM officials should accept Obado party office donation, says party chairman
2016-10-24 08:09:35 ODM national chairman John Mbadi has instructed Migori party officials to accept the office donation by Governor Okoth Obado. Obado has donated a new office and land to the party. He recently defected from PDP. “If there is any donation do not reject it. Officials should sit down with Obado and see what can be done,” Mbadi said. The Suba MP spoke in Awendo on Saturday during a funds drive.   Read More ...
Shabana relegation woes worsen after defeat
2016-10-10 21:57:33 Shabana’s relegation woes were compounded over the weekend after a 2-1 defeat against visiting Ligi Ndogo in a National Super League match at Awendo Green Stadium. After a barren first half, Hassan Noor opened the scoring for the visitors before Timothy Atanga equalised for the troubled Kisii side. Nassor scored the winning goal to push Shabana further into the relegation mire. Shabana remain bottom on the log with a paltry   Read More ...
Three MPs defect to ODM as Raila assures fair primaries
2016-10-02 12:24:16 Three MPs from Nyanza region have defected to ODM party. Olago Aluoch (Kisumu West), Onyango Koyoo (Muhoroni) and Jared Kopiyo (Awendo) defected on Saturday from their respective parties. Kopiyo and Olago were elected on Ford Kenya ticket, while Koyoo on People’s Democratic Party. Read: “I am happy to be home,” Koyoo said amid cheers from supporters. The MPs, who were received by party leader Raila Odinga at a rally in   Read More ...
Sweet coffee aroma washes away farmers’ bitter times with sugarcane
2016-09-16 19:41:19 Alex Ochola picks a berry from his coffee plant in Kambi Awendo, Fort Ternan in Muhoroni, looks at it and nods with satisfaction. “The berries will be ready in a few months’ time but some have been attacked by the coffee berry disease. I expect some good harvest this time round though,” he says as he moves to another plant. Some years back, Ochola would have been crestfallen walking on   Read More ...
Ulinzi Stars ready to rumble for Matano, says Nyangweso
2016-09-15 09:19:16 Ulinzi Stars assistant coach Benjamin Nyangweso has urged his charges “to fight and win the match” for their ailing head coach Robert Matano when the soldiers tackle Sony Sugar in a Kenyan Premier League match at the Awendo Green Stadium on Wednesday. Matano, an old-hand in the game, has been ailing and will not be part of the game, but his soft-spoken deputy wants the soldiers to live true to   Read More ...
Ulinzi Stars, Sony Sugar shoot blanks in Awendo
2016-09-15 09:10:55 Ulinzi Stars yet again dropped vital points in their bid to reclaim the Kenyan Premier League title after battling to a barren draw with Sony Sugar at the Awendo Green Stadium on Wednesday. Prior to Wednesday’s draw, the soldiers had dropped points against Muhoroni Youth (1-1) and Posta Rangers (0-0) in their last two league outings. Ulinzi, without their ailing head coach Robert Matano on the touchline, could, however, not   Read More ...
Ze Maria dejected at AWOL Gattuso
2016-08-17 13:30:04 The future of midfielder Collins Okoth ‘Gattuso’ at Gor Mahia has been thrown in doubt after he failed to train with the rest of the squad since the August 3 match against Sony Sugar in Awendo. Speaking to Capital Sport, head coach Jose Marcelo ‘Zemaria’ reveled that he had asked the player to talk to the Gor management concerning his future and will only allow him back to training once   Read More ...
Who wants the KPL title? Top guns falter yet again
2016-08-04 17:59:32 Title contenders Gor Mahia, Ulinzi Stars and Tusker yet again dropped vital points in their respective midweek encounters in what is turning out to be a cagey Kenyan Premier League title race. Leaders Tusker were thumped 2-0 by Thika United at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Wednesday while champions Gor Mahia could only battle to a barren draw with hosts Sony Sugar in Awendo. Third-placed Ulinzi Stars also drew   Read More ...
Thika United down Tusker as Sony Suagr hold Gor Mahia
2016-08-03 20:36:51 Top guns Tusker, Gor Mahia and Mathare United all squandered their chances of taking control of the Kenyan Premier League title race after failing to win their respective mid-week matches on Wednesday. Champions Gor were limited to barren draw by a resolute Sony Sugar side at the Awendo Green Stadium while at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos, it was an afternoon to forget for leaders Tusker, who went down 2-0   Read More ...
Gor hold Sony, City Stars blow survival hopes
2016-08-03 19:25:05 Champions Gor Mahia failed to bridge the three point gap between them and leaders Tusker FC as they played to a barren draw against Sony Sugar at the Awendo Stadium on Wednesday. Elsewhere, Ulinzi Stars drew 1-1 with Muhoroni Youth with John Mark Makwatta handing the 2010 champions the lead before the hosts equalised through Lwamba Bebeto’s second half penalty. The biggest result of the midweek fixtures was at the   Read More ...
Posta Rangers hunt down Leopards as league resumes
2016-08-02 16:57:36 Posta Rangers coach Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno has said he is under no pressure as his side takes on resurgent AFC Leopards in a Kenyan Premier League match on Wednesday at Nyayo Stadium. All 16 KPL teams will be in action across various venues on Wednesday with champions Gor Mahia travelling to the tough-hunting ground that is the Awendo Green Stadium to battle Sony Sugar. Leaders Tusker will be at home   Read More ...
Sony out to break Gor jinx as KPL resumes
2016-08-02 15:04:13 After taking a break last weekend, the Kenyan Premier League resumes on Wednesday with Sony Sugar determined to break Gor Mahia’s jinx when the two sides clash at Awendo’s Green Stadium. Over the last nine meetings, the Sugar Millers have only managed to score once against the record 15-time champions in April 2013, when they held on to a 1-1draw. Gor has won the last six straight matches, keeping a   Read More ...
Put your defection to ODM in writing, Ayacko tells Obado
2016-07-27 08:41:45 Migori Governor Okoth Obado should make his move to ODM official if he wants to be taken seriously, county chief hopeful Ochillo Ayacko has said. “Obado is yet to put his defection in writing. Wearing an ODM cap doesn’t mean anything,” he said during a funds drive at Kuoyo Kodalo Secondary School in Awendo constituency on Monday. Ayacko criticised Obado for saying he is the ODM county patron. Obado announced   Read More ...
Two perish in Migori road crash
2016-06-04 03:08:33 Two passengers died on the spot while 10 others were injured when a bus collided with a tractor on the Kisii-Migori highwayon Friday. The Migori-bound bus crashed into a moving tractor at 5 am just a few metres from Sony Sugar Company gate in Awendo town. The bus belonging to Otange Bus Company was ferrying passengers from Nairobi before it collided with the Sony Sugar Company tractor at Komolo Rume.??Police   Read More ...