Nyamira County
Coffee factories in Kisii and Nyamira face closure over environmental pollution
Chief Justice votes in repeat presidential poll (Photos)
NASA, Jubilee in fresh battle over Nyanza strongholds
Uhuru's chances in Nyamira very small, Raila our choice - Nyangarama
Drive to lift counties’ dairy sector
Nyamira residents question arrest of youths who protested against Uhuru
Bonyunyu Dam to be built despite demos by residents
2018-01-14 16:04:52 Construction of the controversial Sh5 billion Bonyunyu Dam in Nyamira county will go ahead, despite protests by residents. The dam will end the water shortage in Kisii town and environs. Residents say about 2,000 people will be displaced, but officials say only three families will be affected. On Tuesday, a man was shot dead by police after he allegedly confronted surveyors with a machete   Read More ...
Nyamira residents protest against Sh5bn water project
2018-01-11 03:07:36 A Sh5 billion water project in Nyamira county may not take off after residents rejected it, saying it is being implemented without public participation. On Monday, residents demonstrated against the Bonyunyu Dam project on the River Gucha in Gachuba ward, Kitutu Masaba constituency. Construction of the dam is aimed at ending water shortage in Kisii town. It is funded by The Netherlands government   Read More ...
Raila on the spot as Nyamira, Kisii lose committee posts
2018-01-03 19:41:58 NASA leader Raila Odinga is facing a fresh crisis with leaders from Kisii and Nyamira over House committees. It could cost him the popularity he enjoys in the two counties. Three NASA lawmakers Vincent Kemosi (West Mugirango), Richard Onyonka (Kitutu Chache South) and Ben Momanyi (Borabu) feel shortchanged. They missed positions they were eyeing in the parliamentary committees. Recently, Kemosi, a Ford Kenya MP, accused Raila and ODM of dictatorship and hypocrisy   Read More ...
Coffee factories in Kisii and Nyamira face closure over environmental pollution
2017-12-29 10:08:40 Coffee factories in Kisii and Nyamira counties are at risk of being closed down or slapped with lawsuits for causing massive environmental pollution. The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) claimed coffee millers in the two counties have for years been responsible for water pollution. Kisii County Director of Environment Tom Togo told The Standard that the management of the coffee factories in the region had been notified of the move, adding that locals had been complaining about them   Read More ...
Kisii, Nyamira leaders meet in fresh push for Abagusii unity
2017-12-08 04:05:39 Elected leaders from Kisii and Nyamira counties have launched a new bid to unite the Abagusii community. On Thursday last week, the leaders held a meeting in Nairobi where they promised to unite the community and push for a common agenda. The meeting that was chaired by Kisii senator Sam Ongeri was convened by North Mugirango MP Joash Nyamoko and Kisii Woman representative Janet Ong’era   Read More ...
Nyamira election riddled with errors, poll official admits
2017-12-05 22:09:16 Evans Nyakundi @PeopleDailyKe. Nyamira county returning officer David Towett yesterday admitted in court that there were errors that riddled the August 8 governor race election in the area. He, however, maintained that the anomalies in Forms 37A, B and C could not have affected the outcome of the poll because they were insignificant. Towett, who was being cross-examined by Walter Nyambati’s lawyer Kennedy Nyaencha in a petition challenging the election of Governor John Nyagarama, also admitted that more than 46 polling centres had more votes cast than those registered, a situation he said was an oversight   Read More ...
MP Nyamoko slams Jubilee for leaving Nyamira out of EALA
2017-12-05 11:07:53 North Mugirango MP Joash Nyamoko has accused Jubilee Party of being unfair to Nyamira residents as nobody in the area got nominated to EALA. The legislator, who was elected on a Jubilee ticket, said: "Before elections, we agreed that the party nominates Charles Mochama who dropped his bid to be governor. We were surprised that we didn't have someone from Nyamira   Read More ...
Court acquits county staff on economic crimes charge
2017-12-03 23:56:59 Seven employees of Nyamira County Assembly facing corruption and economic crimes charges were on Friday acquitted. Duke Onyari, former acting clerk, Finance director Nehemiah Nyakundi, Hansard editor Sylivanus Nyamora, Principal Human Resource officer Enock Nyakundi, Senior Clerk assistant Peninah Kerema, Public Communication and Media Relations officer Robert Nyasato and works superintendent Eric Ayuka were set free after the Nyamira chief magistrate Margret Wambani ruled that the accused had no case to answer   Read More ...
Nyamira County Sergeant-at-Arms charged over forged papers
2017-11-30 15:03:11 The Nyamira County Assembly’s Sergeant-at-Arms has been arraigned before a local court over forged academic and professional certificates. Charles Angwenyi was charged with 12 counts of forging his academic and National Police Service (NPS) credentials to get employed in the county assembly, a post he held for five years from 2013. As a former police officer, Angwenyi was accused of forging NPS promotion letters to rank of an inspector of police in order to qualify to the post of Sergeant at Arms fraudulently   Read More ...
Political losers in Kisii, Nyamira dominate EALA application list
2017-11-25 16:00:26 Losers of the August 8 election in Nyamira and Kisii counties have dominated the list of applicants for East Africa Legislative Assembly positions. Former MPs Timothy Bosire (Kitutu Masaba), Omingo Magara (South Mugirango), Mwancha Okioma (Kitutu Masaba) and Joseph Kiangoi (North Mugirango) are among tapplicants. Kiangoi is a former EALA MP. Bosire, who is ODM treasurer, lost to Jubilee Party’s Shadrack Mose while Okioma contested the Nyamira governor seat and lost to John Nyagarama   Read More ...
Governors headache to solve ethnic imbalance in county jobs
2017-11-22 09:41:11 Five counties have been put on the spot over skewed employment, with dominant ethnic communities hogging the plum posts. According to a report by Auditor General Edward Ouko covering the 2015/2016 financial year, ethnicity carried the day, with some of the governors employing only those from particular tribes, who take up to 98 per cent of appointments. The counties cited for skewed employment are Kisii, Migori, Nyamira, Homa Bay and Kisumu   Read More ...
Teacher’s phone confiscated in exam malpractice claim
2017-11-15 12:12:40 Security personnel in Nyamira County are investigating a teacher’s involvement in leaking examination materials at St Patrick Kahawa mixed secondary. Nyamira County Commissioner, Isaiah Nakoru said they have confiscated the teacher’s cell phone following claims that he was in possession of examination materials. Investigations indicate that the tutor was nabbed by members of the team and are now trying to verify whether the material is similar to that of the on-going form four exams   Read More ...
Governors to start Rapid Response Initiative to address sugar crisis
2017-11-12 06:38:25 Governors from Lake Region Economic Bloc have resolved to institute Rapid Response Initiative to address the crisis in the sugar industry. The key problems to be addressed are payment of arrears of cane farmers and staff at sugar factories, write off of taxes, re-engineering the management of the factories, achieving sustainable cane production and importation of sugar. The bloc includes Kisumu, Siaya, Homa Bay, Migori, Kisii, Nyamira, Bomet, Kericho, Trans Nzoia, Bungoma, Kakamega, Vihiga and Busia counties   Read More ...
Executives sworn in hastily after approval, governor says it’s not suspicious
2017-11-03 20:09:41 Nyamira county executives were hurriedly sworn in on Wednesday after the assembly unanimously approved the names. The ceremony was done in Governor John Nyagarama’s boardroom. Deputy Governor Amos Nyaribo, speaker Moffat Teya and Majority Leader Laban Masira were present. The governor retained three executives Peris Nyaboke (Agriculture), Gladys Momanyi (Education) and John Omanwa (Roads and Public Works). He also promoted two former chief officers Douglas Bosire (Health) and Jackline Momanyi (Finance and Planning)   Read More ...
Maraga votes in Nyamira, declines to comment on election
2017-10-27 00:14:50 Chief Justice David Maraga on Thursday cast his vote in West Mugirango, Nyamira county. Maraga voted a few minutes past 2pm at Bosose primary school. But he did not comment on the election exercise when asked to by the media. "I cannot comment on the election process, I have voted and that is all," he said. Maraga was on the seven-judge bench that nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's election   Read More ...
Maraga votes in fresh presidential election
2017-10-26 23:09:11 Chief Justice David Maraga with Nyamira Women’s Rep Jerusa Momanyi after casting his vote at Bosose Primary School, West Mugirango constituency yesterday. Photo/EVANS NYAKUNDI Chief Justice David Maraga was one of the voters in Nyamira county who turned up to vote in the repeat presidential election yesterday.Maraga, who was accompanied by his wife Yucabeth, arrived at Bosose polling centre in West Mugirango constituency at 1   Read More ...
Chief Justice votes in repeat presidential poll (Photos)
2017-10-26 15:08:38 Chief Justice David Maraga has voted in the 26 October repeat presidential election. He cast his vote at at Bosose polling centre in Nyamira County on Thursday afternoon. Maraga was accompanied by his wife. He refused to respond to questions from journalists. "I have finished my mission and I can now leave. I am not ready to answer any question," he said   Read More ...
Reelect Uhuru for more benefi ts, Nyamira rep urges women
2017-10-21 17:41:05 Nyamira woman representative Jerusha Momanyi has assured women of more development from the national government. Speaking on Thursday at Kebirigo, she said the government recognises the efforts made by the women in economic growth. "We promise you that the women of this country will benefit a lot from the government if only the leaders will assist them to make strides in developing the country," Momanyi said   Read More ...
NASA, Jubilee in fresh battle over Nyanza strongholds
2017-10-08 11:38:50 President Uhuru Kenyatta’s renewed raids into hitherto National Super Alliance (NASA) strongholds in Nyanza and apparent change of tack have sent Opposition strategists back to the drawing board ahead of the repeat elections. NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga’s campaign strategists are plotting a counter offensive after it emerged that the President and his deputy William Ruto are determined to weaken the Opposition’s support in Nyamira, Kisii and Kuria   Read More ...
Uhuru's chances in Nyamira very small, Raila our choice - Nyangarama
2017-10-06 13:08:48 Jubilee will not get a significant number of votes in Nyamira despite its leaders' frequent visits, Governor John Nyagarama has said. He spoke just hours after President Uhuru Kenyatta led the Jubilee brigade in campaigns in Kisii county on Thursday. Nyagarama said he will ensure he delivers all votes to NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga. The Governor held a day-long meeting on Thursday with Opposition leaders who pledged to work together to ensure Raila makes it to State House   Read More ...
Uhuru takes campaign blitz to five counties
2017-10-05 07:53:18 His campaign blitz will take him to the counties of Kisii, Nyamira, Nakuru, Meru and Mombasa in less than a week. The President will kick off his latest meet-the-people tour in Kisii and Nyamira counties to broaden his support base. In the August 8 presidential poll that were annulled by the Supreme Court, President Kenyatta garnered 106,894 votes (52.07pc of the votes cast) in Nyamira while in Kisii he got 175,415 votes (43   Read More ...
Drive to lift counties’ dairy sector
2017-10-04 13:17:38 Dairy farmers in five counties will benefit from a new initiative by Barclays Bank. The campaign driven by the bank’s agribusiness unit aims to support the milk processing value chain in Kisii, Nyamira, Narok, Bomet and Kericho counties. The bank said yesterday it would provide innovative financial solutions throughout the value chain of the region’s dairy sector to boost milk production in the country, which has dropped by almost 50 per cent   Read More ...
Nyamira residents question arrest of youths who protested against Uhuru
2017-09-19 06:10:54 Eyebrows are being raised following the arrest and detention of some youths who took part in a demonstration in Keroka town in Nyamira county on Thursday last week. The protesters from Kisii and Nyamira counties were expressing their displeasure at President Uhuru Kenyattaâs attack on Chief Justice David Maraga and the independence of the Judiciary. Dozens of demonstrators, including bodaboda operators and street families, were arrested and locked up in Keroka police station   Read More ...
Five counties to have a decisive word on presidency
2017-09-17 06:39:54 SUMMARY Bungoma, Kisii, Nyamira, Narok and Kajiado have a total of 2,181,038 votes These five counties have also witnessed big defections, especially from NASA to Jubilee, by disgruntled leaders, most of who were beaten in the August 8 polls Kisii and Nyamira have been key Raila strongholds, but Jubilee was able to get more elected leaders from the area at the expense of the opposition President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga have trained their sights on Western Kenya, parts of Nyanza and Maasai land as they scramble for swing votes   Read More ...
Kisii, Nyamira and Migori nurses protest, dismiss CoG and John Bii
2017-09-14 19:44:35 Nurses from Kisii, Nyamira and Migori counties on Wednesday staged a protest in Kisii town demanding the signing of their CBA. Nurses countrywide have been on strike since June 5 in a demand for higher pay and better working conditions. Kenya National Union of Nurses branch secretaries Moses Rianga (Kisii), Anthony Kebiro (Nyamira) and Achochi Achilo (Migori) led the demonstration. "We are calling on President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto to push for the signing of the CBA to enable us end the strike which has paralysed health services," Rianga said   Read More ...
6 more gubernatorial poll wins challenged in court
2017-09-06 16:42:55 Seven more petitions challenging gubernatorial elections in six counties have been filed, bringing the number of top county seats being contested to 14. In addition to Embu, Garissa, Tana River, Kirinyaga, Mandera, Machakos and Taita Taveta gubernatorial petitions which were filed by Tuesday, two petitions were lodged against the Kisii gubernatorial election and one each against Turkana, Kilifi, Samburu, Nyamira and, Lamu governor polls in High Courts spread across the country on Wednesday   Read More ...
Nasa embarks on vote hunt in Kisii, Nyamira counties
2017-09-06 00:21:55 Nasa leaders restarted their campaigns Tuesday with a tour of Nyamira and Kisii counties, where they pleaded with voters not to abandon them in their renewed journey to State House. In what looked like a change of strategy, the leaders toured the hilly counties on road, making many stopovers in major towns among them Nyamaiya, Nyamira, Kebirigo, Keroka, Keumbu and Kisii   Read More ...
Vote with vengeance for 'thieves' to go home, Raila tells Nyamira
2017-09-05 14:10:16 Thieves must go home, NASA chief Raila Odinga said in Nyamira county on Tuesday and asked the people to vote again with a vengeance. The Opposition presidential candidate, who is preparing to face President Uhuru Kenyatta for the second time on October 17, asked all his supporters to show up. This loosely translates to: "Stay alert and get ready to return to polling stations   Read More ...
Raila takes Nasa vote hunt to Kisii and Nyamira counties
2017-09-05 09:04:31 The Tuesday tour is a re-renewed campaign by the Nasa principals after Supreme Court annulled the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta. ODM Kisii County coordinating committee chairman Samwel Omwando and secretary Amos Andama said the Nasa principals will land in Nyamira Town at 10am and address a roadside rally. Mr Odinga will be accompanied by his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka and co-principals Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetang’ula   Read More ...
[VIDEO] Apologise for calling Maraga 'mkora', Nyamira leaders tell UhuRuto
2017-09-04 14:42:42 Nyamira leaders want President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto to offer an unconditional apology following the continuous attacks on Chief Justice David Maraga. Governor John Nyagarama, Senator Eric Mogeni, MPs Ben Momanyi (Borabu), and Vincent Kemosi (West Mugirango) castigate the Jubilee leaders over their criticism. They said in Kisumu on Monday that it is wrong for Jubilee leaders to turn against Maraga and other judicial officers for discharging the functions of his office   Read More ...
Nyamira leaders tell Jubilee to forget their votes over attacks on Maraga
2017-09-04 14:42:37 SUMMARY Nyamira political leaders have told President Uhuru Kenyatta to forget Nyamira votes over attacks on Chief Justice David Maraga. The leaders want travel bans imposed on Jubilee leaders who are attacking independent institutions. Kisumu, Kenya: Nyamira political leaders led by Governor John Nyagarama and Senator Okong’o Omogeni have told President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto to forget Nyamira votes over their attacks on Chief Justice David Maraga   Read More ...
Family of Nyamira slain woman accuse police of laxity
2017-09-03 21:40:16 The family of a 60-year-old woman killed at her home in Borabu, Nyamira county, has accused police of laxity in investigating the murder. But Borabu police commander Timothy Muasya denied the allegations. Esther Simekha was killed at her home on August 1. The killling was reported at Manga police station. No one has been arrested. Muasya said investigations are going on, but were delayed by non-cooperation of the deceased’s family, which did not come forward to help   Read More ...
‘Too many’ nominated MCAs to strain Nyamira County finances
2017-08-31 12:11:54 Nyamira County says it may be unable to pay for the “extra” MCAs nominated to meet the requirements of the gender balance law, even as it emerged one of them had also been nominated into the neighbouring Migori County. The County Assembly’s Clerk Daniel Orina claimed three more nominated MCAs have increased the county’s budgetary woes because they are more than those selected in the previous one   Read More ...
Nyamira County treasury broken into, computers stolen
2017-08-31 10:42:13 Police are investigating a break-in at the Nyamira County's treasury offices in which six computers were stolen. The officers were working to unravel the mystery theft in the well-guarded offices. Operations at the offices came to a standstill as security officers dusted surfaces for fingerprints. Nyamira South OCPD Riko Ngare said the gangsters did not break the door to the offices, an indication that the theft was an inside job   Read More ...
Man murdered, body dumped along Nyamira-Kericho highway
2017-08-27 10:39:19 A man's body was found along Nyamira-Kericho highway on Saturday morning, residents saying the victim may have been killed elsewhere. Vctim Hesbon Obuba is said to have left his home in Viongozi area at around 7pm Resident Vincent Nyabuti said he was 21 and the only son in a family of three. He lived with his grandmother following his parents' death two years ago   Read More ...
IEBC yet to set new date for Kitutu Chache South poll
2017-08-24 14:35:04 Residents of Kitutu Chache South Constituency in Kisii and Bogichora Ward in Nyamira will have to wait for a little bit longer before they elect their representatives. DEATHS. Both polls were suspended by IEBC following the deaths of MP candidate Leonard Gwaro (Kitutu Chache South) and MCA contender Onsomu Okebiro (Bogichora). Mr Gwaro died on July 8 in a road crash at Nyakoe area on the Kisii-Kisumu highway as he drove to a rally   Read More ...
Science experiment goes awry in Nyamira
2017-08-24 12:12:35 A science experiment by a secondary school bio-chemistry teacher in Nyamira County turned tragic after the chemicals he was mixing exploded, critically injuring him. The Nyamira county teacher, Collins Mageto was rushed to Kisii Teaching and Referral hospital where he is fighting for his life. Eye witnesses said they heard a blast from the victim’s rented room at Nyangoge trading centre along the Kisii-Chemosit road and found part of the roof ripped-off   Read More ...
Court halts road works in Nyamira after complaints
2017-08-24 09:33:22 A man in Nyamira County has moved to court seeking to stop the building of the Chepilat-Ikonge-Chabera road, citing encroachment without compensation and destruction of his property. Also included in the suit is the Attorney-General. Mr Ondari is petitioning the Court to halt any construction work to allow for further consultations between the agencies and the affected residents on how they will be compensated for losing their land   Read More ...
It's do or die in county speaker races as campaigns hot up
2017-08-23 19:36:42 The race for the powerful county assembly speaker position has intensified in western Kenya counties with incumbents and candidates who lost in the August polls jostling for the seats. The seats in Kisumu, Kakamega, Siaya, Homa Bay, Kisii, Nyamira and Kericho counties have attracted a total 20 candidates as campaigns hot up in the devolved regions. KISUMU. The speaker position is considered one of the most powerful in counties after that of the governor and head county assembly service board, the body responsible for running administrative functions of the regional Houses   Read More ...
Nyamira Governor Nyagarama starts second term in office
2017-08-18 16:05:24 Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama was sworn in Friday signalling the start of his second term in office. He extended an olive branch to his political opponents in just concluded elections, asking them to join him to develop the region. He said elections are over and all stakeholders need to work together. "Am committed to improve various sectors of the economy including health, agriculture, roads and water supply," he said soon after being sworn in by Justice Philip Tuiyot assisted by Principal Magistrate Eunice Nyutu   Read More ...