Kuria
Tobacco farmers take to the streets in Kuria West Sub-County
Kuria woman refuses to leave hospital after husband chopped-off her hand
Simple lifestyle changes cut mother, child deaths in Kuria
Nullify Kitutu Masaba's 'fugitive' elections, petitioner tells court
Moses Kuria: God should give Raila long life to see William Ruto inspecting a military guard of honour as president
Moses Kuria ordered to pay Martha Karua Sh6.5m over ICC case
Kuria residents stay away from poll despite Ruto's campaigns
Moses Kuria’s main request to Uhuru and Raila after their meeting
2018-03-11 10:05:21 SUMMARY Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has asked President Uhuru and Raila Odinga to reform the executive to achieve inclusion He said that the current structure makes some people feel they have no hope of being a central cog in the government Gatundu South Member of Parliament (MP) Moses Kuria has applauded the meeting between President Uhuru Kenyatta and National Super Alliance (NASA) Collation leader Raila Odinga   Read More ...
Ruto is sure of Kikuyu vote in 2022, says Kuria
2018-02-27 08:19:11 Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has said the Kikuyu community has made an irreversible decision to back DP William Ruto to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022. Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi hinted that the search for Ruto’s running mate was on, but a decision would be made at the right time. “I know Kenyans are anxious to know who will be the running mate, but a decision will be made at the right time,” Sudi said   Read More ...
Kikuyus have made irreversible decision to back Ruto in 2022 - Moses Kuria
2018-02-26 08:39:54 The Kikuyu community has already made an irreversible decision to back DP William Ruto to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has said. The legislator says that no one will go against the decision which he termed as a sure bet which he also likened it to a written cheque in the DP's name. The MP said the Kikuyu community will not renege on the decision because Ruto had been steadfast in supporting Uhuru   Read More ...
Why Raila misunderstood message from foreign envoys - Kuria
2018-02-11 21:06:25 Gatundu South Member of Parliament (MP) Moses Kuria has weighed in on the statement from foreign envoys to the Opposition. Opposition leader Raila Odinga on Sunday termed the efforts by eleven foreign envoys to broker a political dialogue as a deliberate attempt to introduce neo-colonialism in Kenya. According to Mr Kuria, the foreign envoys message was a version of asking Raila and National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders to get ready to be taken to the International Criminal Court (ICC)   Read More ...
Tobacco farmers take to the streets in Kuria West Sub-County
2018-02-10 12:12:41 Hundreds of tobacco farmers took to the streets of Kehancha town in Kuria West Sub-County protesting against Mastermind Tobacco Company Limited which they accuse of failing to pay their arrears since 2014. The farmers claim the company is now buying cheap tobacco from Tanzania in cash while the arrears of local farmers remain unpaid. The irate farmers drawn from Kuria West, Kuria East and other parts of Migori County through their chairman Chacha Mwita Rantai claim, the tobacco company is now using a cartel to buy what they term as cheap and illegal tobacco from Tanzania and deliver it to Meru for processing   Read More ...
Kuria woman refuses to leave hospital after husband chopped-off her hand
2018-02-09 09:40:08 Maria Roba Musa lost her left hand and doctors worked hard to save the other through surgery at St Joseph Mission Hospital in Migori town two weeks ago. Her husband Musa Matiko Gisiri from Tarang’anya Village assaulted her on January 18. Despite the mother of nine reporting the matter at Kehancha Police station, the suspect who allegedly visits his home occasionally is yet to be arrested   Read More ...
Simple lifestyle changes cut mother, child deaths in Kuria
2018-02-01 11:43:17 Baby Winnipa Nyaboke is a picture of health as she frolics around Gukipimo village in Kuria West, Migori county. The area grapples with high maternal, infant and children under-five mortality rates, mostly caused by poor sanitation. Nyaboke is a ‘model child’ in a community of farmers served by 150 community health volunteers. The volunteers, contracted by the NGO Nuru Kenya, help residents improve their lifestyles   Read More ...
Moses Kuria wants Otiende Amollo to replace Raila Odinga as Luo kingpin
2018-01-31 17:23:29 SUMMARY Moses Kuria has told Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo to take charge and lead the Luo community. He did this through a post on his social media, urging the lawyer to sieze the moment right after Raila was 'sworn-in' Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has suggested to Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo that he replace National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga as the Luo community kingpin   Read More ...
Kuria man chops off wife’s hand for overstaying at funeral
2018-01-21 18:07:09 A woman from Tarang’anya village in Kuria West sub-county is calling for justice after her husband chopped off her left hand for taking long at a funeral ceremony. Maria Rioba Musa, 50, a mother of nine was attacked using a panga and a spear by her husband Musa Matiko Gisiri on Thursday night. Despite committing the heinous assault, Gisiri is still walking free as the matter is yet to be reported to police because the woman is in hospital   Read More ...
Moses Kuria: Raila’s swearing-in has been called off
2018-01-21 18:06:56 Gatundu South Member of Parliament (MP) Moses Kuria has claimed that Opposition leader Raila Odinga will not be sworn in on January 30. Mr Kuria asserted on Sunday that the swearing-in was called off following a deal between Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja and Raila that led to the release of Embakasi East MP Babu Owino. “Good News!! As part of the negotiated deal between Sen Johnson Sakaja and Raila Odinga that led to the release of Babu Owino, the swearing in that was set to take place on 30th January has been called off indefinitely,” the MP stated in a Facebook post   Read More ...
Gatundu South MP Kuria admits Igathe’s resignation is a setback to Jubilee Party
2018-01-15 17:45:16 Gatundu South Member of Parliament (MP) Moses Kuria has admitted that the fallout between Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and Polycarp Igathe is a setback to the Jubilee Party. Speaking during an interview with a local TV station on Sunday, Mr Kuria confirmed that talks to broker a truce between Mr Sonko and Mr Igathe are underway. The talks will be led by Kuria and Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja   Read More ...
Nullify Kitutu Masaba's 'fugitive' elections, petitioner tells court
2018-01-15 15:07:55 "The election and it's outcome cannot be said to be the true reflections of the will of the electorates." Ligunya added that SD cards showed the biometric registration of voters from Kisii and Migori counties, raising the possibility that outsiders may have participated in the August 8, 2017 vote. "All the irregularities that occurred shattered the foundation of the elections, rendering them fugitive, so they should be nullified, " he said   Read More ...
Moses Kuria: God should give Raila long life to see William Ruto inspecting a military guard of honour as president
2018-01-01 18:06:08 Gatundu South Member of Parliament (MP) Moses Kuria has yet again taken a swipe at the National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga. Speaking in Eldoret on Monday as he joined residents in ushering in the New Year, Mr Kuria said that Mr Raila should get ready to accept Deputy President William Ruto as head of state in the 2022 presidential race   Read More ...
Moses Kuria ordered to pay Martha Karua Sh6.5m over ICC case
2017-12-20 11:06:49 Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has been ordered to pay Martha Karua Sh 6.5 million for defamation. The High Court made the ruling in a matter where Kuria claimed the NARC leader procured witnesses to fix Deputy President William Ruto during ICC cased. Karua demanded Sh20 million from the MP in damages for defamation. She told the court in September that despite demanding an unconditional apology from Kuria, he went ahead and repeated the same claims at Parliament Buildings   Read More ...
The enemy within: Moses Kuria names people behind Raila’s failure
2017-12-11 12:10:32 SUMMARY Gatundu South MP Mose Kuria has spoken after NASA postponed the planned swearing-in of leader Raila Odinga Kuria says that Raila's position is a trap by Orengo, Mudavadi, and Muthama He further tells Raila to escape to Zanzibar and finally look for him so they can have a talk Member of Parliament for Gatundu South Moses Kuria has called National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga to attention on those who are betraying him   Read More ...
Migori approves nine of Obado's CEC nominees, leaves out one
2017-12-07 12:11:48 The Migori assembly has unanimously approved nine of the 10 county executives nominated by Governor Okoth Obado.Speaker Boaz Okoth said the decision was made after the appointments committee vetted all candidates.They left out Sheila Ghati, from Kuria West, who held the Public Administration docket.“Members passed the list which cuts across all eight sub-counties. The candidates were qualified,” Okoth told journalists on Thursday   Read More ...
Kuria to Raila: Go to your wife after taking 'treasonable' oath, not State House
2017-12-03 17:05:31 Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has joined the fray of calls against NASA leader Raila Odinga's swearing in plan sating the move amounts to treason. The Opposition chief said he will take oath of office to assume the presidency on December 12. He has sent invites for the event to be held at an undisclosed location. But in response, Kuria said the ODM leader is only courting death being the punishment for such an act as spelled in the Constitution   Read More ...
Kuria residents stay away from poll despite Ruto's campaigns
2017-10-27 17:42:56 A majority of voters in Kuria, Migori county stayed away from Thursday's repeat presidential election despite campaigns by Deputy President William Ruto. Voting in the area started as early as six am in the morning, but few voters come to the polling centers to cast their ballots. Out of 51,057 registered voters in Kuria West constituency, only 20,074 participated. In Kuria East, only 13,500 out of 35,158 registered voters cast their ballot   Read More ...
Kurias’ visit to State House wasn’t about cash and food - MP
2017-10-12 07:38:57 Kuria West MP Mathias Robi yesterday said more than 2,000 delegates from the Kuria community did not go to State House to feast and collect cash handouts. He said the October 4 meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto was a “huge success on development of the Kuria region”, insisting it was unfortunate for critics to rubbish it   Read More ...
Fighting FGM in Kuria
2017-09-29 19:12:11 The Kuria community will this year not circumcise their girls because they believe the number seven brings bad luck. Activist say this break, however, will not deter them from continuing to fight FGM. Usually by this time of the year, the four Kuria clans, Abairege, Abanyabasi, Abagumbe and Abakira, would be preparing to circumcise both boys and girls. On Wednesday Micontrap Kenya, an anti-FGM NGO, met a health club at Rosabare Primary School in Kuria West to educate against FGM   Read More ...
Four children crushed to death by lorry while asleep in Migori home
2017-09-29 13:13:32 Four children were on Thursday night crushed to death by a lorry that veered off the road and rammed into their home in Migori. The fifth child is nursing serious injuries at Akidiva Hospital. The accident occurred at 11 pm while the children were asleep. The lorry was transporting sand from Komosense to Mabera in Kuria West when it crashed into the building as the family was asleep   Read More ...
Kuria clan divisions resurface after Uhuru creates two sub-counties
2017-09-24 17:08:56 The move by President Uhuru Kenyatta to create two more districts in Kuria region as a campaign move has created clan divisions there. In a bid to woo voters, Uhuru created Mabera and Ntimaru sub-counties, curved from Kuria West and Kuria East. This was to be for the benefit of Abwirege, Abanyabasi, Abagumbe and Abakira clans but border dynamics which have been behind violent clashes and cattle rustling have been re-awakened   Read More ...
Kuria shouldn't mention me anywhere, Karua tells court on Ruto ICC fix claim
2017-09-20 17:11:48 Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua has reiterated that she did not procure witnesses to 'fix' Deputy President William Ruto at the ICC. Karua sued Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria in September 2015 for defamation, after he made the claims, and the court ordered the MP to refrain from linking her to the procurement of false witnesses. During the hearing on Wednesday, Karua said she did not meet any officers from the international court who came to Kenya to probe the violence that followed the disputed 2007 general election   Read More ...
Kuria-Luo bad blood will hurt Raila’s presidency bid - politician
2017-09-11 16:42:49 NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga’s bid might suffer in Migori due to the poor relations between Kurias and Luos, a Kuria East politician has said. Tyson Kemege (pictured), who lost in ODM primaries to run for Kuria East MP, said party members from the community are finding it hard to campaign for Raila. He said ever since the IEBC set the October 17 date for the repeat of the presidential election, “we have nothing to say to the voters in favour of Raila in Kuria, because of the bad blood with our Luo brothers   Read More ...
It's time to take action against Moses Kuria
2017-09-08 09:10:06 Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria is the embodiment of irresponsible and inflammatory talk at political rallies and his object of attack is invariably Opposition leader Raila Odinga, with whom he has never been able to see eye to eye. The legislator has several times been captured on camera uttering obscenities and urging his followers to lawlessness. The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) was set up with the aim of ensuring individuals of Kuria’s ilk and temperament are brought to heel and that national reconciliation and healing is forever be our guiding light   Read More ...
Two thugs killed in Kuria, AK47 rifle recovered
2017-08-18 09:09:50 A police officer from Kuria West is nursing gun wounds after being shot by armed gangsters in Kehancha area on Thursday afternoon. The two gangsters were shot dead during a fierce gun fight. An AK47 rifle with several rounds of ammunition was found on the slain thugs. Migori county police commander Joseph Nthenge said police had trailed the suspects from 6 am   Read More ...
Kurias ignored Raila’s pleas not to shame him by voting for JP
2017-08-16 23:06:00 The majority of Kuria community ignored pleas by NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga not to embarrass him by voting for President Uhuru Kenyatta. On June 30 during his last campaign in the Kuria region, Raila urged the community to vote as a bloc to avoid giving Jubilee the upper hand. Uhuru won in both Kuria East and Kuria West constituencies to get a total of 41,951 votes   Read More ...
Moses Kuria excites Facebook after gifting follower with Sh2,500 supper
2017-08-15 07:39:20 Gatundu South MP-elect Moses Kuria on Monday excited his Facebook followers with his Sh2,500 to a commentator who asked him for supper. The politician gave Peter Omwoyo the money after the latter asked him to send Sh1,000 saying he did not have food. In his message, the legislator asked the recipient to share the cash with a neighbour. "Haya Peter Omwoyo, usikule peke yako kumbuka jirani (Share the money with another needy neighbour)," Kuria, who published the Mpesa message confirming the transaction, said   Read More ...
Mixed reactions as Uhuru creates new districts in Kuria region
2017-08-03 00:09:29 President Uhuru Kenyatta’s move to create two new districts in Kuria region has elicited varied reactions from local leaders and residents. While on a campaign tour of the region on Friday last week, President Kenyatta announced the creation of Mabera and Ntimaru districts. “You have asked for more districts. Mabera and Ntimaru are your new districts. They will receive new District Commissioners next week   Read More ...
Jubilee banks on 25% of Kuria votes, Raila says it’s his home
2017-08-01 05:03:32 Jubilee Party hopes to get 25 per cent of the Kuria community’s votes in the presidential race in Migori county, the backyard of NASA flagbearer Raila Odinga. The ethnic group, a minority in the county, commands 22 per cent of Migori’s votes and is considered a battleground. Jubilee is banking on projects it has initiated, which include tarmacking of Muhuru-Kehancha road   Read More ...
This man Eliud Muthiora Kariara
2017-07-18 20:37:35 The stage was set for six presidential running mates for the much anticipated debate but only one candidate turned up for the 90-minute debate. ELOQUENT. The debate was organised by Debates Media Limited at Catholic University of East Africa in Nairobi. Mr Kariara is Japheth Kavinga's running mate in the August 8 General Election. Born in Migori County in Isbania, an eloquent Mr Kariara said that by showing up alone, he had indicated that he and Mr Kavinga are serious about their bid for the presidency   Read More ...
Machage opens up on why he ditched ODM and Senate seat
2017-07-15 18:02:58 Migori Senator Wilfred Gisuka Machage has defended his choice to decamp from Orange Democratic Party (ODM) and to run for Kuria West parliamentary seat. The senator has maintained that he does not regret switching from the senatorial position to run for the Kuria West parliamentary seat FALL OUT. He is running for the seat on his former party, the Democratic Party of Kenya (DP) ticket, after dumping ODM in March   Read More ...
Meet Migori's 'iron lady' Rahab Rob set to be first female MP
2017-07-12 07:05:17 Ms Rahab Robi is determined to beat all odds and break with the past. She has thrown her hat in the political ring, and is contesting for the Kuria East Constituency seat in Migori County. With the exception of the Woman representative seat, she is the only female candidate running for a parliamentary seat in the whole of Migori County. Consequently, she says, hers is partly a bid to defeat male chauvinism which is singled out as a key issue in scaring away women from contesting parliamentary seats   Read More ...
Quit following NASA around, Raila tells ‘fearful’ UhuRuto
2017-07-01 18:39:01 NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga has accused Jubilee of following them around wherever they hold rallies because it is dogged by fear of losing on August 8. He spoke on Friday in Migori county, where he said President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto will soon organise a rally to try and counter their efforts. “We have been in Kuria and Migori   Read More ...
Align with communities backing NASA for solid vote, Raila urges Kuria
2017-07-01 11:05:25 NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga has urged the Kuria community to vote for him on August 8. He asked the residents to align themselves with other communities in the cosmopolitan county so that Migori votes for NASA as a block. Raila said the community, which is the minority against the Luo majority, is key to delivering the Nyanza vote to the opposition   Read More ...
Nasa leaders drum up support for Raila in Migori County
2017-06-30 10:03:49 Leaders of the opposition coalition Nasa are headed to Migori County in a bid to consolidate the region’s support for their Presidential candidate Raila Odinga ahead of the August polls. Mr Odinga will lead other Nasa luminaries to the county, which has more than 380,000 registered voters. The Nasa leader is expected to address meetings in Kuria East, Kuria West and Nyatike sub-counties before holding the last rally in Migori Stadium   Read More ...
Six aspirants vow to send home Moses Kuria in August elections
2017-06-23 00:28:34 Vocal Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria is walking a tight rope as seeks to retain his seat in the August 8 elections. Battle lines shave been drawn and a total of six aspirants have been cleared to run for the parliamentary seat. The controversial MP is facing stiff competition from Joyce Wanjiku Ngugi, Kung’u Kibathi and Simon Komu, who is Ndarugo Member of County Assembly   Read More ...
Journalist gets nod to vie for Kuria West seat
2017-06-16 23:11:15 The High Court Friday ordered the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to gazette two candidates, Matiko Bohoko and Mogendi Saiya, to contest the Kuria West parliamentary seat. Justice Luka Kimaru dismissed the disqualification of the two candidates by the IEBC committee on June 8 following complaints lodged by the former Assistant Minister Wilred Machage that they held dual membership in different political parties   Read More ...
Migori aspirants spare deputy’s slot for minority Kuria community
2017-06-05 11:11:13 The race to bag the key votes of the minority Kuria is in top gear. The community, which has two constituencies - Kuria East and Kuria West, with more than 90,000 voters - will be key in deciding who wins the tight race for governor. The community has four clans - Bairegi and Banyabasi in Kuria East and the Bagumbe and Bakira in Kuria West   Read More ...
Tusker FC imeshawasili Dar kushiriki Kombe la SportPesa
2017-06-04 00:26:47 Tusker ambayo imepangwa kundi moja na mabingwa wa Ligi Kuu Yanga wanatarajiwa kufungua dimba Juni 5 michuano ya Kombe la SportPesa. Timu ya Tusker FC ya Kenya imekuwa ya kwanza kuwasili Dar es Salaam, kwa ajili ya kushiriki michuano maalumu ya Kombe la SportPesa ‘Super Cup’ linalotarajiwa kuanza kutimua vumbi kwenye uwanja wa Uhuru kuanzia Jumatatu ya Juni 5. Tusker ambayo imepangwa kundi moja na mabingwa wa Ligi Kuu Yanga wanatarajiwa kufungua dimba, siku ya ufunguzi mchezo ambao unatarajiwa kuwa mkali na wenye kuvuta hisia za mashabiki wengi wa soka   Read More ...