Nyatike
Recognise Uhuru as president, uphold unity pact, ex-Migori MPs tell Raila
Judge upholds Nyatike MP Tom Odege's election victory
'Frustrated' Anyanga moves to High Court for IEBC clearance
For these villagers in western Kenya, gold is a curse they must live with
KRA wants Migori gold miner to pay more taxes
CS Jacob Kaimenyi issues 20,000 title deeds in Migori
MP urges Treasury to expand budget for Konza Technocity
Recognise Uhuru as president, uphold unity pact, ex-Migori MPs tell Raila
2018-03-11 10:38:23 Two former Migori legislators have challenged NASA leader Raila Odinga to recognise President Uhuru Kenyatta as head of state. Former Nyatike MP Edick Anyanga and former Uriri legislator John Kobado further asked the NASA leader not to renege on their unity pact. Uhuru and Raila on Friday met at Harambee House, Nairobi and held a joint press statement where they swore to end their political adversity   Read More ...
She ended her life by hanging herself on a tree
2018-01-21 09:39:05 A Class Four pupil committed suicide in Kagwa sub-location in Rarieda. Yvonne Akinyi, 15, ended her life by hanging herself with a rope on a tree. She was living with her grandma though her parents hail from Nyatike constituency in Migori County. Area assistant chief Samuel Onyango said her body was discovered by her grandmother. According to Mr Onyango, Akinyi's grandmother woke up thinking she had gone to school only to see her hanging on a mango tree   Read More ...
Judge upholds Nyatike MP Tom Odege's election victory
2018-01-11 18:42:30 Nyatike MP Tom Odege has a reason to smile after a Homa Bay court upheld his election. Justice Joseph Karanja ruled that Mr Odege was validly elected in last year's August 8 General election. In the petition, Odege’s main rival, Fredrick Ogenga, who contested as an independent candidate, had argued that the election was marred by irregularities and wanted the election nullified   Read More ...
Court upholds election of Nyatike MP Odege
2018-01-10 10:44:27 Homa Bay High Court has upheld the election of Tom Odege as Nyatike Member of Parliament in Migori County. Justice Joseph Karanja delivered the ruling on Wednesday stating that the petition to challenge the election of Odege lacked enough evidence to prove that the MP was elected erroneously. In the petition, Odege’s main rival in the election, an independent candidate Fredrick Ogenga Odiso expressed his dissatisfaction with the manner in which the election was conducted   Read More ...
Court upholds Tom Odege's election as Nyatike MP
2018-01-10 10:11:31 The Homa Bay High Court has upheld Tom Odege's election as Nyatike MP as there wasn't sufficient proof to the contrary. Judge Joseph Karanja ruled on Wednesday that Odege was validly elected on August 8 last year. In the petition, Ogenga was was Odege's main rival expressed dissatisfaction with the manner in which the election was conducted. He wanted the poll nullified on grounds that it was marred with irregularities   Read More ...
Court orders vote recount in Nyatike poll petition
2017-12-18 13:04:17 A Homa-Bay court has ordered a recount of votes in 53 polling stations in Nyatike constituency in Migori County following the August 8 General Election. The order was issue by Justice Joseph Karanja who is presiding over the election petition filed by Fredrick Odiso (Independent) challenging the victory of Tom Odege of ODM. Karanja agreed with the lawyers for all parties in the petition that a report of the recount shall form basis for the direction the court shall take in its judgment   Read More ...
IEBC postpones elections in Nyanza, to announce new dates
2017-10-27 19:09:20 The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission on Friday postponed elections in Nyanza constituencies which were delayed following insecurity in the region. They are Alego Usonga, Awendo, Bondo, Gem, Ugenya, Homa Bay Town, Kabondo, Karachuonyo, Kasipul, Kisumu Central, Kisumu East, Kisumu West, and Muhoroni. Ndhiwa, Suba North, Nyakach, Nyatike, Rongo, Rarieda, Suba South, Suna East, Suna West, Nyando, Seme, and Ugunja were affected   Read More ...
Standard six pupil commits suicide after being pregnant
2017-10-01 14:07:08 A standard six pupil committed suicide at her grandfather's home on Sunday after realising she was pregnant.Morine Juma of Kimayo primary school in Kanyaruanda area, Nyatike constituency hanged herself in one of the deserted houses at the home.Area chief Nashon Odira said he was informed of the death by Mary Wangare, the pupil's guardian."Her parents said they noticed she had gained weight over the pregnancy," Odira said   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 ...
Tom Odege wins ODM parliamentary nomination for Nyatike
2017-06-24 00:11:30 Trade unionist Tom Odege has won the ODM parliamentary ticket for Nyatike constituency in Migori County. There were 90 spoilt votes. Results from two polling stations, Utuma and Nyatuoro, were nullified because the turnout was more than 100 per cent. DELAYS. It was a slow start as most polling stations in Karungu and Muhuru were yet to receive voting materials by 10am   Read More ...
ODM repeats Nyatike MP poll
2017-06-23 11:05:16 This follows a ruling Wednesday by the Court of Appeal ordering the party to conduct the nominations within 48 hours. The party will also on Saturday conduct fresh polls in Endebbes constituency, Trans Nzoia County. OBEY RULES. "It is in the interest of the Board and the party in general that the Nyatike issue is resolved once and for all to allow the party to prepare for the campaigns in the constituency," she added   Read More ...
ODM sets dates for Nyatike, Endebess repeat primaries
2017-06-23 00:53:27 ODM party will conduct repeat primary polls in two constituencies on Friday and Saturday following a Court of Appeal ruling. The party will conduct primaries in Nyatike Constituency in Migori County on Friday. On Saturday, the party will hold elections in Endebess Constituency, Trans Nzoia County. "It is in the interest of the Board and the party in general that the Nyatike issue is resolved once and for all to allow the party to prepare for the campaigns in the constituency   Read More ...
'Frustrated' Anyanga moves to High Court for IEBC clearance
2017-06-12 16:33:47 Nyatike MP Omondi Anyanga moved to the High Court on Monday to suspend IEBC's decision to bar him from the August 8 polls. He said the electoral body's disputes committee acted in excess of its powers and made a ruling that contradicted that of the Political Parties Tribunal and the High Court. The High Court had declared Anyanga the ODM nominee, paving way for him to defend his seat in the general elections   Read More ...
Top ODM officials ganging up against me to settle scores - MP Anyanga
2017-06-06 16:45:26 Nyatike MP Omondi Anyanga has accused some top ODM officials of scheming to frustrate his nomination as the party candidate for the seat. The lawmaker hit out at a section of influential officials at Orange House "for working in cahoots with my political detractors to deny me my right". "They want to frustrate me despite the massive support I have given for many years to the party and its leader Raila Odinga," he told the Press at Parliament Buildings   Read More ...
Tribunal gives ODM 48 hours to issue Anyanga Nyatike ticket
2017-05-10 19:33:12 The Political Parties Dispute Tribunal has ordered ODM to issue Edick Anyanga the nomination certificate for Nyatike MP in the next 48 hours. "In the light of incomplete tallying of the votes, justice demands that the ODM NEB proceeds to nominate the claimant," it said in its Wednesday ruling. The decision means that the nomination certificate issued to Fredrick Ogenga has been revoked   Read More ...
Use negotiations in Migori nominations to avert chaos, MP Anyanga tells ODM
2017-04-14 13:22:00 Nyatike MP Edick Anyanga has asked ODM to use negotiations in settling on candidates who fly the party's flag in the county. He said subjecting the process to a universal suffrage on April 21 will lead to a possible fallout among members. Anyanga said Migori is a cosmopolitan county and cannot be compared to Kisumu, Siaya and Homa Bay. "This calls for negotiations to avert violence which has been experienced on many occasions   Read More ...
For these villagers in western Kenya, gold is a curse they must live with
2017-03-01 00:37:11 For these villagers in western Kenya, gold is a curse they must live with By JOHN OYWA AND SCOPHINE OTIENO Reports that a UK firm has found high grade gold worth Sh171 billion in Liranda, Kakamega, have sparked excitement in the remote mining fields of Macalder in Nyatike. As the gold miners at Liranda eagerly wait for a piece of the proceeds from the massive find, their colleagues in Migori   Read More ...
After Museveni deployed soldiers to Migingo, Uhuru now advice on how to respond
2017-02-16 00:36:35 Nyatike MP Edick Anyanga wants the Kenya Navy stationed at the disputed Migingo Island. - He asked president Uhuru Kenyatta to send them after Uganda President Museveni sent a new batch of military to the disputed island Nyatike MP Edick Anyanga has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to send the Kenya Navy at the disputed Migingo Island to subdue the rising tension in the area. The request comes after Museveni deployed   Read More ...
Deploy Navy officers in Migingo to end tension, MP Anyanga asks Uhuru
2017-02-15 16:05:29 Nyatike MP Edick Anyanga wants officers from the Kenya Navy stationed at the disputed Migingo Island to quell simmering tension in the area. The legislator asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to order the deployment of the officers as a way of protecting the country's sovereignty. There is disquiet at the tiny island after news emerged of plans by Uganda to station new military officers to man the area. Migingo is endowed   Read More ...
Nasa leaders in last-minute voters drive
2017-02-13 01:28:16 Opposition leaders on Sunday camped in Nyanza and Western in a last-minute attempt to mobilise residents to enlist as voters. In his campaign, Mr Odinga rallied residents of Kasipul Kabondo, Homa Bay County, before heading to Nyatike in Migori County. Mr Mudavadi first made a stopover in Kisumu where he visited ailing former minister Joseph Otiende at Avenue hospital before heading to Kisii. Mr Wetang’ula, according to Ford Kenya organising   Read More ...
KRA wants Migori gold miner to pay more taxes
2017-02-04 20:08:54 KRA wants Migori gold miner to pay more taxes For many residents of Nyatike, within Migori county, life has always been the irony of living in extreme poverty despite sitting on one of the country's largest gold deposits PHOTO:STANDARD Goldplat, the UK firm operating a gold mine in Migori County, is under scrutiny by the Kenya Revenue Authority over tax compliance. The company said KRA had queried the taxes paid   Read More ...
Nyatike MP Omondi Anyanga accuses Treasury of under-funding Konza
2017-02-02 10:36:21 Nyatike MP Omondi Anyanga accuses Treasury of under-funding Konza The Government has been challenged to offer incentives to make the Sh1.48 trillion technology hub, Konza City, attractive to local investors. Nyatike MP Omondi Anyanga said the Jubilee government should be worried that the mega project, envisioned to be Kenya’s Silicon Savannah, has so far attracted only foreigners and multinationals. Besides lack of incentives, he said failure by the ministries of   Read More ...
CS Jacob Kaimenyi issues 20,000 title deeds in Migori
2017-01-31 09:51:52 CS Jacob Kaimenyi issues 20,000 title deeds in Migori Lands Cabinet Secretary, Jacob Kaimenyi hand over a tittle deed to Mzee John Bondori of Nyatike, Migori County. The CS gave out 20,000 to the residents who have been living as squatters since 1963. PHOTO: SCOPHINE OTIENO/ STANDARD Lands Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi has issued titled deeds to 20,000 residents of Nyatike, Migori County. Kaimenyi expressed concern that the national government   Read More ...
CS Kaimenyi issues 20,000 title deeds in Migori
2017-01-31 00:23:00 Lands Cabinet Secretary, Jacob Kaimenyi hand over a tittle deed to Mzee John Bondori of Nyatike, Migori County. The CS gave out 20,000 to the residents who have been living as squatters since 1963. PHOTO: SCOPHINE OTIENO/ STANDARD Lands Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi has issued titled deeds to 20,000 residents of Nyatike, Migori County. Kaimenyi expressed concern that the national government had processed more than 41,180 tittle deeds since Jubilee   Read More ...
We will not take sides, Luo Council elders say
2017-01-12 10:48:18 We will not take sides, Luo Council elders say Migori Governor, was made a Luo elder by members of the Luo Council of Elders who also anointed him for the race to retain his seat during a ceremony at Wathonger in Nyatike constituency. (Photos: Scophine Otieno/ Standard) Luo Council of Elders chairman Ker Opiyo Otondi has warned members against endorsing politicians for political seats. Mr Otondi said the growing trend   Read More ...
Obado cheap meals give Mbadi energy to attack me – Anyanga
2017-01-02 16:02:01 Nyatike MP Edick Anyanga has accused ODM chairman John Mbadi of demeaning him. He spoke during a football tournament organised through the CDF kitty at Lwanda Konyango. Anyanga said it is unfortunate that Mbadi "is always hosted for cheap meals" by Governor Okoth Obado to attack him. He said Mbadi used the coronation of Obado as Uriri subcounty elder on Friday at Rapogi High School to attack him. “I never   Read More ...
Politics: ODM MP demands sacking of party chairman John Mbadi
2017-01-02 08:42:54 ODM MP demands sacking of party chairman John Mbadi A fresh row over the party primaries has hit ODM, with an MP demanding the resignation of party chairman John Mbadi. Nyatike MP Omondi Anyanga said if Mr Mbadi did not resign, party leader Raila Odinga should fire him and replace him with a competent chairman who would not undermine the ideals of the party. Mr Anyanga accused Mbadi of working   Read More ...
Social scene: ODM MP demands sacking of party chairman John Mbadi
2017-01-02 08:41:40 A fresh row over the party primaries has hit ODM, with an MP demanding the resignation of party chairman John Mbadi. Nyatike MP Omondi Anyanga said if Mr Mbadi did not resign, party leader Raila Odinga should fire him and replace him with a competent chairman who would not undermine the ideals of the party. Mr Anyanga accused Mbadi of working with Raila's political rivals to wreck the party from   Read More ...
ODM chairman, Nyatike MP clash on party nominations
2017-01-01 17:36:51 Speaking in Kisumu on Sunday, Mr Anyanga accused Mr Mbadi of obstructing Cord leader Raila Odinga’s quest for the presidency. The sentiment follows claims by Kisumu deputy governor Ruth Odinga, MPs Oyugi Magwanga (Kasipul) and Nicholas Gumbo (Rarieda) who accused Mr Mbadi of endorsing some candidates. Mr Odinga has cautioned local leaders in Nyanza against wrangling, arguing that it would affect his quest for presidency. But on Sunday, Mr Anyanga   Read More ...
MP urges Treasury to expand budget for Konza Technocity
2016-12-26 05:14:14 The government should sufficiently fund the Konza City Development Authority to realise the dream of an ICT hub, a legislator has said. Nyatike MP Edick Anyanga questioned the government’s commitment to the capital-intensive project, arguing funding has been insufficient. The project in Machakos county, he said, was key to transforming Kenya’s under-performing economy given growing number of innovative technopreneurs. “The idea behind Konza City is a great one, but it   Read More ...
National Treasury urged to intensify search for investors for Konza Technology City
2016-12-23 02:15:13 The ministry has also been accused of starving the Konza Technopolis Development Authority of cash it needs to push through phase one of the ambitious project, which is a key pillar in the Vision 2030 blueprint. Nyatike MP Omondi Anyanga said despite the recent launch of a new strategic plan for the Konza Technology City, the government has starved the project of funding over the years. “There are so many   Read More ...
MP says violence is undermining Raila's 2017 bid for presidency
2016-12-18 22:28:15 MP says violence is undermining Raila's 2017 bid for presidency Nyatike MP Omondi Anyanga has warned that cases of political violence were hurting ODM leader Raila Odinga's presidential bid. Fears of campaign-related violence and misuse of social media, he said, could lead to massive voter apathy in the August 2017 General Election. "We should show some respect to Raila's quest for the top job. When we fight in front of   Read More ...
Don’t drag Raila and ODM into your ‘scandals’, MPs told
2016-12-13 08:42:46 From left Nyatike MP Edick Anyanga, Migori County MP Dennitah Ghati, Uriri MP John Kobado and Kabondo MP Silvanus Osele at Kibuon Secondary School Opposition legislators named in government scandals should not drag Cord leader Raila Odinga and the ODM party into absolving them of the crimes. Nyatike MP Edick Anyanga (pictured) and his Kasipul counterpart Oyugi Magwanga said the leaders named in the NYS scandal had personal deals that   Read More ...
MP says team recruiting new electoral commissioners biased
2016-11-24 00:31:03 Nyatike MP Eddick Anyanga has criticised the panel recruiting new electoral commissioners for not disclosing its reasons for locking out 729 applicants. Mr Anyanga demanded that the panel, headed by Ms Bernadette Musundi, makes public the criteria it used to come up with its shortlist. “It is unfair for the panel to only shortlist 36 names for the commissioners’ jobs. We are aware that many qualified Kenyans have not been   Read More ...
Fisherman dies after swallowing live fish used to hook bait
2016-10-29 15:27:28 A 26-year-old fisherman died on Thursday afternoon after he accidentally swallowed a live fish at Lwanda Konyango beach in Nyatike sub county, Migori County. Omondo Okuna is said to have been holding a smaller fish in his mouth used as bait in a hook.The live fish wriggled off and slid down his throat, chocking him to death.A colleague, Nyaseko Oyany, said they attempted to resuscitate him to no avail.Area chief   Read More ...
We didn't endorse Obado, Nyatike elders say
2016-10-09 15:14:32 We didn't endorse Obado, Nyatike elders say Nyatike elders have denied endorsing Migori Governor Okoth Obado for a second term in office. This comes a few weeks after an aspirant Anne Anyanga and Obado separately got the elders’ nod to run in the 2017 race. Luo Council of Elders Nyatike branch chairman Oloo Ongungo said he has been unfairly accused of preferring Obado because he graced his coronation and led   Read More ...
More than 21 animals die after dry spell hits parts of Migori
2016-09-25 17:48:11 Residents of Bande in Nyatike, Migori county are living in fear of impending drought amid persistent shortage of water and grass for livestock. So far 21 livestock have died with residents saying they risk getting cholera and other water borne diseases as they share limited water sources with the animals. "We have experienced a dry spell in the area since the start of the year. At least 21 animals have   Read More ...
Migori man in shock as mother-in-law suggests weird remedy for ailing child
2016-09-19 06:10:14 A popular dictum has it that before getting into a cross-cultural marriage, one has to do proper background checks to acquaint themselves with their partner’s culture. Unfortunately, this was not the case with one Luhya man, surnamed Omusula, from Nyatike in Migori County, who chose to ignore this basic maxim to his detriment. The man is still reeling from culture shock after the mother to his Luo wife, only identified   Read More ...
The Counties: I will send Migori Governor Obado and his ilk home in 2017- Wife to Nyatike MP
2016-09-15 03:35:46 Nyatike MP Omondi Anyanga’s wife, Anne Omodho Anyanga has told off her critics who claim ‘she is not ripe enough’ to be the next Migori’s governor. Speaking to The Nairobian, Anyanga says she is the face of women empowerment in Migori and her agenda is unite all the communities in Migori and fight corruption. “Those who opposed my candidacy by the mere fact that my husband is an MP   Read More ...
IEBC committee sounds the death knell for party-hopping legislators
2016-08-18 06:10:43 MPs are divided over a proposal by the Joint Parliamentary Select Committee on the IEBC to bar aspirants who lose in primaries from decamping to other parties. The committee has in its final report to Parliament proposed tough legislation on party nominations to lock out losers from party hopping. Nyatike MP Omondi Anyanga and Homa Bay Town's Peter Kaluma termed the proposal long overdue to deal with political dishonesty. "Once   Read More ...