Trans Nzoia County Politics & Government
Rigging machinery already at work, no need for poll – Raila
Raila Odinga now wants Chebukati to postponed repeat poll
You can count on our votes, women from Trans-Nzoia County assure President Kenyatta
Ignore us at your own peril, Trans Nzoia independents warn NASA
Uhuru meets Uasin Gishu, Trans Nzoia candidates as vote hunt intensifies
President Kenyatta meets Uasin Gishu, Trans Nzoia Jubilee candidates
MP Wamalwa slams Uhuru over Trans Nzoia title deeds project
Health support employees in Trans Nzoia to be given better terms
2018-02-01 12:17:01 The county government of Trans Nzoia has launched an initiative to improve the welfare of all employees working as support staff in all the public health facilities within the region’s five sub counties. The county government’s health executive officer Christine Tanguli who held a consultative meeting with the staff in Kitale assured them of deliberate intentions to review their terms of employment   Read More ...
Farmers reap big from Seedco, county government ties
2018-01-29 12:34:43 Maize farmers in Trans Nzoia are set to reap bigger from better working ties between the county government and Seed manufacturing company, SeedCo which plans to expand its venture in the region. Speaking in Kitale during a courtesy call to the deputy governor Dr. Stanley Tarus, the company MD Kassin Owino revealed the plans to pump in Sh 400 million more to further operations in the county   Read More ...
Court orders vote recount for Trans Nzoia's 131 polling stations
2018-01-19 17:49:11 The High court in Kitale on Friday ordered a recount of votes cast at 131 polling stations in Trans Nzoia on August 8 last year. This is in the petition filed by two voters - Robinson Simiyu and Alpha Chore, challenging the election of Governor Patrick Khaemba. The recount was ordered after the governor's lawyer Peter Wanyama questioned the report by deputy registrar on the scrutiny of forms37A, B, and C   Read More ...
Government to develop Nzoia Multipurpose Hydro Power project
2017-11-24 00:07:46 The government has embarked on the multibillion development of the Nzoia Multipurpose Hydro Power project spanning Western Kenya Counties of Busia, Bungoma, Kakamega, Trans Nzoia, Vihiga and Siaya. Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa says the project is aimed at resolving the perennial flooding menace at River Nzoia.   Read More ...
NASA leaders campaign in Trans Nzoia County
2017-11-09 16:06:38 National Super Alliance leaders are now calling on the under-pressure IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati to be courageous and call off the fresh presidential poll slated for next Thursday. NASA leaders who took their campaigns to Trans Nzoia maintain IEBC as currently constituted cannot be trusted with carrying out a free, fair and credible poll. And as Achola Simon reports, the leaders also termed as inconsequential the last minute decision by IEBC chief Executive Officer to take a one month’s leave.   Read More ...
CS Eugene Wamalwa slams Raila Odinga over low voter turn-out in Trans Nzoia
2017-10-26 10:09:40 http://www.nation.co.ke CS Water and Irrigation Eugene Wamalwa addressing members of the press in Town Hall, Saboti sub county in Trans Nzoia County. He said attributes the low turn out in the county due to the threats issued by the NASA leader Raila Odinga.   Read More ...
Rigging machinery already at work, no need for poll – Raila
2017-10-23 18:10:34 I have evidence that vehicles have begun distributing ballot papers printed in Kenya and not Dubai as the electoral agency claims, says the NASA chief in Trans NzoiaNASA flagbearer Raila Odinga took the no election campaign to Trans Nzoia county yesterday. He announced there will be demonstrations against the IEBC tomorrow and Wednesday. The opposition will boycott the election scheduled for Thursday   Read More ...
NASA tells IEBC to call off election whose outcome is pre-determined
2017-10-23 10:07:46 Opposition leaders have asked the electoral commission to postpone the coming election due to poor preparations. NASA leader Raila Odinga, who spoke in Trans Nzoia County on Sunday, said his group would not participate in an election whose outcome is pre-determined. “The IEBC chairman has already admitted he cannot guarantee free, fair, and credible elections. We also know the commission is ill-prepared to uphold the will of the people   Read More ...
NASA takes their 'NO Vote’ campaigns to Trans Nzoia county
2017-10-23 00:25:21 Opposition leader Raila Odinga has maintained as he took NASA's no vote campaign to Trans Nzoia county where they tore into the electoral body accusing the chair of ignoring calls to clean its house before the 26th October poll. Odinga urged his supporters to continue their Anti-IEBC protests on Tuesday and Wednesday promising to give them further instructions on the eve of the election.   Read More ...
Raila Odinga now wants Chebukati to postponed repeat poll
2017-10-22 22:08:52 Odinga: Chebukati, read the signs and postponed the poll Odinga claims IEBC printed ballot papers in Nairobi NASA leaders take ‘no election’ rallies to Trans Nzoia County NASA to hold rallies in Kisii, Nyamira counties tomorrow   Read More ...
You can count on our votes, women from Trans-Nzoia County assure President Kenyatta
2017-09-14 00:22:52 KITALE (Trans-Nzoia County) , 13September 2017, (PSCU)— Women leaders from Trans-Nzoia County todayassured President Uhuru Kenyatta of their full support during the repeat Presidential elections on October 17. The women promised to pull a major surprise by coming out in larger numbers than they did on August 8 to vote and reconfirm President Kenyatta as the Kenyan people’s popular choice. The women spoke at Sirwo Farm Resort where the First Lady Margaret Kenyatta hosted them to a luncheon after launching (in Kitale) the Help Me Walk Project -a new outreach initiative by AIC-CURE International that aims at providing multi-faceted solutions to children living with disability   Read More ...
Six politicians, professionals seek to be next Trans Nzoia speaker
2017-08-19 17:40:28 The race for the Trans Nzoia speaker has attracted six candidates from politicians and professionals. Those who have shown interest include lawyer Katama Ngeywa, Trans Nzoia Public Service Board secretary Clare Namenge, former Bikeke Girls’ principal Susan Murumba, lawyer Nick Biketi and politician Joshua Werunga. The others are MCA David Kisaka, former MCAs Joel Milimo and Sichangi Kutitila, Jonas Kuko, Governor Patrick Khaemba’s PA Saidy Wekesa and former speaker David Sifuna   Read More ...
Jubilee went for low-hanging fruits in past opposition strongholds
2017-08-10 07:41:41 Soon after registration of voters ended in February, the main protagonists for the 2017 elections identified 13 counties as swing zones. Nairobi, Bungoma, Garissa, Isiolo, Kajiado, Kisii, Marsabit, Narok, Nyamira, Samburu, Trans Nzoia, Turkana and Wajir were regarded as home to over 14 million votes, all up for grabs by either Jubilee and the National Super Alliance (NASA). Of the 13 counties that were considered as swing regions, President Uhuru Kenyatta won seven while Opposition leader Raila Odinga bagged six   Read More ...
Will the calm and unassertive Chebukati restore polls glory?
2017-08-06 00:11:49 Mr Wafula Chebukati was a most unlikely choice for the weighty job of chairman of the electoral body, having exhibited disinterest in the position when it was first advertised. And the fact that he hails from the same county of Trans Nzoia as Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chief executive Ezra Chiloba seemed to seal his fate. But when the position was re-advertised after the five shortlisted candidates failed to meet set requirements, the little-known lawyer put in a bid for the all-crucial electoral job   Read More ...
UhuRuto hunt for votes in Rift Valley counties, cite projects
2017-07-30 00:15:05 President Uhuru Kenyatta traversed the vast Rift Valley region on Saturday in search of votes as the race to State House enters its final week. President Kenyatta, accompanied by his Deputy William Ruto, addressed rallies in Kitale in Trans Nzoia County, Kapkatet in Kericho, before ending the day with a rally at Nairagie Enkare in Narok. Addressing supporters in Kitale, President Kenyatta ordered that more than 1,000 acres of land belonging to the local prison be given back to the county government in order to expand Kitale town   Read More ...
Kenyatta, Ruto in final stretch campaign in Trans Nzoia, Kericho, Narok
2017-07-29 22:06:21 President Uhuru Kenyatta has termed the opposition’s promise to change the country’s development as insincere. Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto, asked the electorate in Trans Nzoia, Kericho and Narok counties today to re-elect them on the basis of their track record.   Read More ...
UhuRuto in Trans Nzoia: Kitale prison to give 1,000 acres for town's expansion
2017-07-29 16:05:04 President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered Kitale prison to give Trans Nzoia 1,000 acres of land for the expansion of the town. During campaigns on Saturday, Uhuru said the directive stemmed from his administration's love for the county's people. "We love you and that's why I have ordered prison land be given to you. By next week you will have it. I want you to experience development like other counties," he said   Read More ...
President Kenyatta, DP Ruto to tour Trans Nzoia, Kericho and Narok
2017-07-29 15:05:07 President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto are expected to take the Jubilee Party campaigns to Trans Nzoia, Kericho and Narok counties as the date for the election draws ever closer.   Read More ...
Uhuru back to Trans Nzoia for campaigns as NASA heads to Machakos
2017-07-29 12:07:58 The Jubilee brigade led by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto are today set to hold their last rallies in the South Rift as they seek to consolidate support for their re-election. In their last charm offensive of the region, the Jubilee campaign team will hold a series of public rallies in Kitale, Trans Nzoia, Kericho before heading to Narok County which is largely seen as an opposition ground   Read More ...
Trans Nzoia buys waste collectors to clean Kitale town
2017-07-20 00:07:27 The Trans Nzoia government has bought waste collectors to boost its efforts of making Kitale town clean. Governor Patrick Khaemba unveiled two skip trucks and six skip bins on Friday. He said the county government is in the process of buying other skip bins to raise the number to 29. “Each skip bin has a capacity of eight tonnes,” Khaemba said on Monday   Read More ...
ODM Trans Nzoia senatorial candidate using boda boda to campaign
2017-07-16 10:02:07 Beatrice Kitiabi is clearly the underdog in the Trans Nzoia senatorial seat that has attracted nine hopefuls. Ms Kitiabi is the only one campaigning in the vast county using boda boda motorcycles. She says although she can hardly match the financial muscles of her opponents who include a former minister, a nominated senator and the incumbent Henry Ndiema, she is not discouraged and believes victory will be hers on August 8   Read More ...
Auctioneers put Presidential aspirant’s Sh103 million property on sale
2017-07-06 10:06:06 A presidential candidate yesterday suffered a setback when he failed to block the sale of his property worth Sh103 million. The High Court declined to stop the auctioning of 102.3 acres that belong to former Cabinet minister Cyrus Jirongo. The land is in Sambu at Maili Saba trading centre along the Kitale road in Trans Nzoia County. It was advertised for sale in a local daily last week   Read More ...
Moses Kuria storms, unsettles Mudavadi backyard
2017-07-06 00:34:08 President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party is eyeing at least two governors and 20 Members of Parliament in the former western province, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has said. "We started in Busia on Monday, we were in Kakamega on Tuesday, today we are here in Vihiga and tomorrow (Friday) we will be in Trans Nzoia," said Mr Kuria. He added: "We are going everywhere   Read More ...
Presidential candidate Jirongo's Sh102 million property put on sale
2017-07-05 18:06:33 Cyrus Jirongo, who at the height of his political power was identified with a Sh500 note, on Wednesday suffered a setback when he failed to block the sale of his property worth over Sh102 million. The presidential candidate and former Cabinet minister failed to block the sale of his 102.3 acres of land, situated along Kitale Road in Trans Nzoia County after the High Court declined to block an auction   Read More ...
Nasa dismisses Uhuru and Ruto's tour of Trans Nzoia
2017-06-23 00:53:49 Mr Odinga said the government was insensitive to the plight of Kenyan farmers by importing maize at Sh4,600 after refusing to pay local farmers Sh3,000. “Farmers in the grain basket were also supplied with substandard fertiliser, which is threatening food security,” said Mr Odinga. The Nasa chief decried runaway corruption in government as Kenyans grapple with high cost of living, citing Sh215 billion lost through the Eurobond scandal   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 ...
Raila pledges to empower farmers in Trans Nzoia tour
2017-06-22 23:47:05 Mwangi Willy @PeopleDailyKe. National Super Alliance (Nasa) flag bearer Raila Odinga has accused the Jubilee government of mismanaging the agricultural sector. He claimed nothing meaningful has been done by the government to boost production of food crops in the last four years. Raila, who led the Nasa team in Trans Nzoia on a campaign trail said the supply of alleged poor quality fertiliser and other farm inputs is to blame for the escalating food insecurity   Read More ...
Ignore us at your own peril, Trans Nzoia independents warn NASA
2017-06-22 23:45:34 Opposition NASA will today camp in Trans Nzoia to campaign in a region considered a battleground just a week after President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto toured the county. This comes as independent candidates cautioned NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga that he risks losing the majority votes if he doesn’t work with them during campaigns. Trans Nzoia has 112 independent candidates, compared to 74 vying through parties affiliated with NASA   Read More ...
NASA principals in Trans Nzoia vote-hunt
2017-06-22 23:13:40 NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga has demanded that the IEBC releases the final voters register by Tuesday to enable the coalition plan for election mobilization. Odinga who led NASA campaigns in Trans Nzoia County today also insisted that the coalition will go ahead with its plan to deploy five agents per polling station despite protests by the electoral commission and the police.   Read More ...
Uhuru meets Uasin Gishu, Trans Nzoia candidates as vote hunt intensifies
2017-06-11 14:44:08 President Uhuru Kenyatta held a meeting with Jubilee Party aspirants from Uasin Gishu and Trans Nzoia counties on Sunday.Uhuru urged them to rally their supporters to turn up in large numbers to vote on election day.He and Deputy President William Ruto will battle it out with NASA's Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka on August 8.Ruto and National Assembly Majority Lleader Aden Duale also attended the meeting held at Eldoret State Lodge   Read More ...
President Kenyatta meets Uasin Gishu, Trans Nzoia Jubilee candidates
2017-06-11 12:19:47 By PSCU. President Uhuru Kenyatta Sunday Morning held a meeting with all candidates running on Jubilee Party tickets for elective positions in Uasin Gishu and Trans Nzoia Counties. Deputy President William Ruto and National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale also attended the meeting at the Eldoret State Lodge. The delegation from Uasin Gishu was led by Governor Jackson Mandago and included Gladys Boss Shollei (Women Rep candidate) and Prof Margaret Kamar (Senate candidate)   Read More ...
MP Wamalwa slams Uhuru over Trans Nzoia title deeds project
2017-06-10 20:41:40 Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa has slammed President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto for hijacking the title deeds programme in Trans Nzoia. He said the title deeds, issued by the president and the DP on Thursday, was an initiative of the county administration under Governor Patrick Khaemba. Wamalwa said it was wrong for the Jubilee brigade to snub the governor when they were visiting the county to issue the documents   Read More ...
Uhuru Kenyatta issues title deeds in Trans Nzoia
2017-06-09 11:37:28 President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto took their campaign to Trans Nzoia as the Jubilee Party sought to sway one of the opposition’s strongholds in their favour. The county is one where most seats went to opposition parties in the last election, but on Thursday, the Jubilee Party brigade promised to turn the tide. The team traversed four constituencies – Kwanza, Endebess, Saboti and Cherangany – holding a series of meetings along the roads where they enumerated their achievements over the last four years   Read More ...
Uhuru issues 6,000 titles in Trans Nzoia
2017-06-08 23:15:47 Photo: President Uhuru Kenyatta talks to an elderly woman after addressing supporters in Kitale town in Trans Nzoia county yesterday. Photo/PSCU Mwangi Willy and PSCU @PeopleDailyKe. President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday issued 6,000 title deeds to Trans Nzoia county residents and announced that another 120,000 will be handed over within the next six weeks. He said beneficiaries would not be charged stamp duty as the government has waived the more than Sh1   Read More ...
President Kenyatta, DP Ruto campaign in Kakamega, Trans-Nzoia Counties
2017-06-08 20:51:58 President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto were Thursday intensifying Jubilee’s battle for votes to Kakamega and Trans-nzoia counties in their continuing charm offensive on opposition zones. The Jubilee leaders who issued 6,000 title deeds to settlers in Trans-nzoia County and waived stamp duty on the titles, dismissed claims by nasa leader Raila Odinga that the government was responsible for the current maize shortage   Read More ...
Govt starts issuing 126,000 Trans Nzoia title deeds
2017-06-08 17:04:06 President Uhuru Kenya Thursday issued 6,000 title deeds to Trans Nzoia County residents and announced that another 120,000 will be handed over within the next six weeks. The President announced that beneficiaries would not be charged any stamp duty as the government has waived the more than Sh1.2 billion they would have been charged. The Government will also waive all other chargers the beneficiaries would have been charged   Read More ...
Governor Patrick Khaemba cleared to seek re-election
2017-06-02 04:35:49 Trans Nzoia Governor Patrick Khaemba has been cleared to seek for re-election by the electoral agency. He was cleared at the Kitale Museum on Thursday. "We shall continue uniting Kenyans and initiate more development projects in the county just as we have done before,” he said Khaemba. He promised to improve the county referral hospital and bus park if elected. “We are going to ensure that no shortage of medicine in our Referral hospital,” said Khaemba   Read More ...
UHURU/RUTO may never set foot in TRANS NZOIA after this-They may be stoned by locals
2017-05-29 18:41:06 President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy, William Ruto, have been dealt a serious political blow in their bid for a re-election after National Super Alliance (NASA) luminaries incited residents of Trans Nzoia to reject them in totality during the August 8 General Election. Led by Ford Kenya Leader Moses Wetangula and Turkana Governor, Josephat Nanok, who is also the chairman of the Council of Governors, the NASA leaders called on residents to vote Jubilee out of power in August to guarantee the country the progress it deserves   Read More ...
Trans Nzoia independent candidates to meet for poll strategy
2017-05-16 13:39:31 than 100 independent candidates in Trans Nzoia County will meet in Kitale town next week to plan on how to unite and ensure their victory in the August elections. The candidates, who are vying for various seats and had lost primaries under Ford Kenya and the Jubilee Party, are set to meet on Monday to form a "third force" in the region   Read More ...
Trans-Nzoia Jubilee aspirants demand for ousting of Raphael Tuju
2017-04-22 09:19:51 Voters in Sigor Constituency, West Pokot County, were forced to use the mlolongo system in the Jubilee nominations due to insufficient ballot papers. All aspirants who agreed to use the queue system were required to sign agreement documents with presiding officers to ensure they did not disown the method later during tallying. "We opted for mlolongo and voters agreed because ballot materials had not arrived at a single polling station," said Musa Tekelezi, an aspiring MCA   Read More ...