Uriri
Fafi, Turkana Central set to go on with scheduled elections
Obado cheap meals give Mbadi energy to attack me – Anyanga
Don’t drag Raila and ODM into your ‘scandals’, MPs told
Kenya marks Bamboo Day
Governor Obado flags off dairy cows, Sahiwal bulls for Migori
Student commits suicide after losing Sh80k bet on Italy match
Raila oath will give equal footing for talks with Uhuru - MP Nyamita
2018-01-08 11:41:46 NASA boss Raila Odinga should only hold talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta after he is sworn in, Uriri MP Mark Nyamita has said. The Opposition's plan is for Raila (ODM) and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper) to become leaders of the People's Republic of Kenya on January 30. Nyamita noted that after Raila is sworn in, the coalition will have equal footing   Read More ...
Uriri MP Mark Nyamita dismisses claims of disagreements within NASA
2018-01-02 14:07:50 Uriri Member of Parliament mark Nyamita has dismissed calls by WIPER and ANC leaders pushing for Kalonzo Musyoka and Musalia Mudavadi respectively to be presidential candidates in 2022. Nyamita says the calls are premature insisting that NASA remains united and their immediate task is to swear in Raila Odinga. He spoke at URIRI High School during a constituency ball games tournament organized by area leaders   Read More ...
Family of 5 perish in inferno
2017-12-24 16:15:01 A village in Kamgudho, Uriri Sub County has been thrown into mourning following the death of five family members in a fire incident. The five who perished in the Saturday night inferno include a mother, father and three children. Police have launched investigations into the cause of the fire amid fears it could have been an arson attack that took place at the homestead of the late Daniel Osuju Ochuodho in Kamgudho village   Read More ...
Family of five perishes in house fire in Uriri
2017-12-24 10:41:52 A family of five perished in a house inferno in Uriri constituency Migori county Saturday night. The five people who perished in the night fire incident include a mother, father and three children who have been identified as Daniel Osuju Ochuodho age 55 years, Lencer Aoko (35years) Cynthia (13 years),Basil(6 years) and a one year old child who is yet to be identified by name   Read More ...
Fafi, Turkana Central set to go on with scheduled elections
2017-10-27 19:09:09 Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has postponed Saturday’s repeat poll in 27 constituencies in Nyanza County to a later date. IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati announced that Fafi and Turkana Central Constituencies are however set to go on with the scheduled elections. The affected areas include; Alego, Usonga, Awendo, Bondo, Gem, Ugenya, Homa Bay town, Kabondo, Kasipul, Karachuonyo, Kasipul, Kisumu,Central, Kisumu East,Kisumu West,Muhoroni, Ndhiwa, Nyakach,Nyando, Nyatike, Rangwe Rarieda, Seme, Suba North,Suba South, Ugunja, Uriri, Rongo, Suna East and Suna West   Read More ...
Uriri man poisons himself after second wife leaves
2017-09-30 11:09:36 A jilted man from Piny Owacho village in Uriri sub-county committed suicide in his first wifeâs house after his second wife left him. Eric Odii was pronounced dead after his family rushed him to the hospital on Friday evening. He consumed the poison after prolonged marital squabbles. Landi Oganyo, the deceased's brother, said the man confessed to drinking poison when they found him complaining of stomach ache   Read More ...
Kenyan honoured in Geneva for promoting maternal health
2017-05-28 23:44:44 The Women in Global Health (WGH) Movement has honoured Kenya’s Mercy Owuor of Lwala Community Alliance alongside 12 other women during a gala event that took place in Geneva, on the margins of the ongoing World Health Assembly. WGH is a movement that strives for greater gender equality in global health, and is dedicated to empowering women leaders. It recognised Owuor for her role in the “help a child reach their 5th birthday” initiative that is championed by the Lwala Community Alliance   Read More ...
Leaders eulogise former Uriri MP Ojwang' Omollo as visionary leader
2017-03-04 16:07:46 Leaders have sent condolence messages following the death of former Uriri MP Ojwang' Omollo.Kasipul MP Oyugi Magwanga characterised Omollo as an industrious person.He asked the family to take heart and console themselves through prayers.Uriri MP aspirant Paul Odhiambo said Omollo was a visionary leader.He said residents benefited from a number of projects he initiated through the CDF.Former Nyakach MP Polyns Ochieng and Karachuonyo MP aspirant Anderson Ojwang said Omollo was   Read More ...
Former Uriri MP Ojwang dies in Nairobi
2017-03-04 00:29:18 Former Uriri MP Ojwang dies in Nairobi Former Uriri MP Cyprian Omollo Ojwang, who has been campaigning to return to Parliament, has died. His son Josiah Ayieko confirmed that the politician died Friday morning: “It is with deep regret that I inform you of the death of the former MP at the Nairobi Hospital.” Migori Governor Okoth Obado sent his condolence message to the family, terming him a “selfless servant   Read More ...
SAD! Former MP is dead
2017-03-03 12:07:50 Former Uriri MP who was also eyieng a political seat at the August elecetion is dead. - The former legislator died at Nairobi Hospitl after a short ilness. - He served as MP for the constituency from 2007 until 2013. Family and residents of Uriri constituency are in mourning after the death of former legislator Cyprian Ojwang Omollo. Omollo died on Friday, March 3, while undergoing treatment at Nairobi Hospital.   Read More ...
Daily Bread: Marathon driven by love for Kids
2017-01-31 10:44:28 URIRI, KENYA: He may be only 26 years old but Brian of Arrive in Kenya has the energy driven by a passion to help former street kids and the less fortunate in rural Kenya. He will be making a lifetime history on March 18th 2017 by running a full 42km marathon in the face of Kenya, Eldoret the land of Kenyan champions in Uasin Gishu County. Although he has never   Read More ...
ODM nominates contestant for Central Kanyamkago ward by-election
2017-01-15 15:41:02 Uriri MP John Kobado (left) and North Kanyamkago MCA George Omamba (right) congratulating Alex Akugo (centre) after the ODM nominations for Central Kanyamkago ward by-elections. Alex Akugo emerged the ODM nominee who will be vying in the by-election for Central Kanyamkago ward on the 22nd of March 2017 after he beat four other contestants to clinch the ODM certificate as the party held nominations on Saturday. The seat fell vacant   Read More ...
Arsonists burn two tractors in cane disputes
2017-01-14 21:30:57 Sugarcane shortage caused by prolonged drought turned ugly after two tractors belonging to Sukari Industries were set ablaze at Oyani weighbridge in Uriri subcounty on Monday. Sugarcane was also torched by arsonists believed to be from a rival firm. The Transmara Sugar Industry and government-owned Sony Sugar Company operate in the region. Speaking to the Star on the phone yesterday, Sukari general manager Paven Trappa said they lost more than   Read More ...
Growing bamboo in greenhouse and other lessons on the grass
2017-01-13 21:44:30 Sitting on more than 10 acres, Nyabera Farm in Uriri, Migori County, hosts an assortment of crops that include collard greens (sukuma wiki), cabbages, watermelon, tomatoes, pumpkins and bamboo. But it is on the bamboo farm that the owner of Nyabera Farm, Francisca Kwasa, is stirring a revolution. Francisca grows thousands of bamboo seedlings inside two greenhouses measuring 8 by 15 metres each. “I have more than 60,000 bamboo seedlings   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 ...
More calls on president Uhuru to seek dialogue on election law
2016-12-27 16:19:19 By KBC Reporters. Pressure continues to pile on President Uhuru Kenyatta not to assent to the controversial Elections law passed by the National Assembly last week. A group of civil society members, church leaders and Uriri MP John Kobado are urging the President to instead engage the opposition in serious dialogue in resolving the stalemate. Addressing faithful at Rombe Anglican Church in his constituency after a thanks giving ceremony, Kobado   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 ...
Raila visit to Migori fails to contain mistrust between the Kuria and Luo
2016-10-30 12:19:16 The visit by ODM leader Raila Odinga to Migori County failed to contain the growing mistrust between two key tribes now threatening to eat into one of his crucial voting blocs in the region next year. Mr Odinga met Kuria elders at the home of his mother-in-law at Stella in Uriri sub-county on Tuesday, but he remained non–committal on the demands by the group. The elders had hoped to be   Read More ...
Raila visit to Migori fails to contain mistrust between Kuria and Luo
2016-10-30 02:05:26 The visit by ODM leader Raila Odinga to Migori County failed to contain the growing mistrust between two key tribes now threatening to eat into one of his crucial voting blocs in the region next year. Mr Odinga met Kuria elders at the home of his mother-in-law at Stella in Uriri sub-county on Tuesday, but he remained non–committal on the demands by the group. The elders had hoped to be   Read More ...
Tobacco farmers in Migori demand Sh50m dues from cigarette company
2016-10-04 11:00:18 Tobacco farmers in Migori County have demanded the payment of their dues from Mastermind Tobacco Kenya Ltd amounting to more than Sh50 million. The farmers have threatened to sue the firm if the debt is not settled in the next two weeks. The growers from Kuria East, Kuria West, Suna West and Uriri sub-counties have accused the company of giving them empty promises whenever they raised the matter. “We are   Read More ...
Proposed rule will ‘legalise public smoking’
2016-09-29 08:53:19 Anti-smoking lobbyists have accused the tobacco companies of trying to ‘sneak in’ new laws that support public smoking. The activities say the proposed amendments to the Tobacco Control Act initiated by Uriri MP John Kobado will drag Kenyans 10 years back. The bill proposes to restrict public smoking to between 6pm and 6am. Head of the Nairobi-based International Institute for Legislative Affairs Emma Wanyonyi said the timing of the amendment   Read More ...
Tobacco chairman dismisses bill restricting public smoking
2016-09-21 15:18:28 Tobacco chairman dismisses bill restricting public smoking The bill proposing to restrict public smoking to between 6pm and 6am has been rubbished by the Tobacco board chairman who termed the proposed amendments as "manufactured ignorance." If implemented, the bill drafted by Uriri MP John Kobado would see convicted offenders liable to a fine not exceeding Sh100,000 or imprisonment not exceeding one year, or both. However, Professor Peter Odhiambo, chairman of   Read More ...
Kenya marks Bamboo Day
2016-09-20 19:25:32 Kenya for the first time celebrated World Bamboo Day yesterday at Nyabera Farm in Uriri constituency. Kenya Forest Research Institute science leader Paul Ongugo said Kenya has increased its bamboo varieties from one to 50 since the institution started researching in the 1970s. Ongugo said most species originated in China. “Chinese have been importing bamboo shoots used to make food which shows the internal market is still underexploited,” he said.   Read More ...
Nurse sedates, rapes colleague at Migori dispensary
2016-09-17 22:12:02 Nurse sedates, rapes colleague at Migori dispensary The male nurse, who is also in charge of a dispensary in Kanyamkago, Uriri sub-county, is reported to have injected a counsellor working with a local NGO but posted at the hospital with a sedative before raping her.PHOTO: COURTESY A nurse at a health facility in Migori County has been accused of drugging and raping a woman he works with The male nurse,   Read More ...
Student in Migori County commits suicide after losing Sh80,000 for school fees
2016-08-09 05:34:15 Student in Migori County commits suicide after losing Sh80,000 for school fees A university student committed suicide last month after losing Sh80,000 in a football bet. The Kenyatta University student from Migori County was on July 7, 2016, found hanging behind his mother's house in Ondome village, Uriri Sub-County. He left behind a note indicating that the money he was given to pay college fees had disappeared in betting and   Read More ...
Governor Obado flags off dairy cows, Sahiwal bulls for Migori
2016-08-03 14:33:38 Migori Governor Okoth Obado and his aides rounded up about 200 dairy cows and bulls for the cameras on Tuesday. The animals, most of them bought from Rift Valley, jumped around in an open field as a huge crowd accompanied the Governor to a flagging off. Obado flagged off 150 dairy cows and 49 specialised Sahiwal bulls at Oyani Farm in Uriri subcounty for transportation to all 40 wards. This   Read More ...
Bishop lauds state for deporting musician Olomide
2016-07-27 08:42:04 Koffi Olomide. The government was right to deport rhumba musician Koffi Olomide for assaulting one of his dancers, an Uriri clergyman has said. Side by Side Church International Bishop Joel Amonde yesterday said, “What Koffi did was unacceptable and barbaric, especially when the world is trying to fight gender-based violence .”   Read More ...
Student commits suicide after losing Sh80k bet on Italy match
2016-07-07 10:21:18 By ELISHA OTIENO A university student has committed suicide in Migori County after losing Sh80,000 in a football bet. The Kenyatta University student was found hanging behind his mother’s house in Ondome village, Uriri Sub-County, on Wednesday. He left behind a note indicating that the money he was given to pay college fees had disappeared in betting and he saw no need of living. The student had placed the money   Read More ...
Student commits suicide after losing football bets
2016-07-07 00:12:59 A university student committed suicide in Migori after losing Sh80,000 in football bets. The Kenyatta University student was found hanging behind his mother’s house in Ondome, Uriri on Wednesday. He left behind a note indicating that the money he was given to pay college fees had disappeared in betting and he saw no need of living. The student had placed the money on the high-stakes high-stakes UEFA Euro 2016 match   Read More ...
Student kills self in betting craze
2016-07-06 23:47:21 A university student committed suicide in Migori after losing Sh80,000 in football bets. The Kenyatta University student was found hanging behind his mother’s house in Ondome, Uriri on Wednesday. He left behind a note indicating that the money he was given to pay college fees had disappeared in betting and he saw no need of living. The student had placed the money on the high-stakes high-stakes UEFA Euro 2016 match   Read More ...
Homa Bay traders want to sue over losses after demo
2016-06-10 04:35:35 Uriri Parliamentary aspirant Omondi Gwonyo (in orange shirt and wrist watch) argues with police officers during an anti-IEBC protest in Migori town. PHOTO/JUSTUS OCHIENG Traders in Homa Bay are considering going to court after they incurred huge losses after Cord’s anti-IEBC protests on Monday. Homa Bay Giant Traders Association secretary general Jack Nyambega said riot police looted their shops. He has called on the government to investigate.   Read More ...
Legislators unhappy with the slow pace of constructing Rodi Kopany-Sori Road
2016-05-21 16:18:15 Nyanza legislators unhappy with the slow pace of constructing Rodi Kopany-Sori Road HOMA BAY: Legislators from Nyanza have called on the Kenya National Highways Authority (Kenha) to intervene so that Rodi Kopany-Karungu-Sori road is completed. The road that serves Rangwe, Ndhiwa, Gwassi, Uriri and Nyatike constituencies in Homa Bay and Migori counties has been in a state of disrepair for the past 30 years. Speaking when he toured the road   Read More ...
Scramble on for crucial ODM ticket in Migori governor race
2016-05-15 13:03:34 Scramble on for crucial ODM ticket in Migori governor race Migori Governor's seat has attracted six hopefuls eyeing the ODM ticket ahead of next year's polls. The number of hopefuls seeking to unseat Governor Okoth Obado seems to be rising, with three people from his Uriri sub-county backyard expressing their interest. They are George Oywer, Mark Nyamita and former Sony sugar company Managing Director Paul Odola. Others include former Cabinet   Read More ...
Social scene: Scramble on for crucial ODM ticket in Migori governor race
2016-05-15 13:03:13 Migori Governor's seat has attracted six hopefuls eyeing the ODM ticket ahead of next year's polls. The number of hopefuls seeking to unseat Governor Okoth Obado seems to be rising, with three people from his Uriri sub-county backyard expressing their interest. They are George Oywer, Mark Nyamita and former Sony sugar company Managing Director Paul Odola. Others include former Cabinet Minister Ochillo Ayacko and Anne Anyanga, wife to Nyatike legislator   Read More ...
Migori receives Beyond Zero clinic
2016-04-15 06:05:05 First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Wednesday took the Beyond Zero message to Migori, where she expressed optimism that the county can eliminate new HIV cases and achieve zero child and maternal deaths. She said through collaborative partnerships, the county can also achieve 100 per cent immunisation of babies against childhood diseases. The First Lady spoke at St Pius Uriri Boys Secondary School when she handed over the 37th fully kitted   Read More ...
Nyanza: Boda boda operators impregnate five schoolgirls in Migori sugarcane plantations
2016-03-21 06:06:38 Boda boda operators impregnate five schoolgirls in Migori sugarcane plantations Five school girls in Migori County have been impregnated by boda boda operators. Confirming the incident, area chief John Manyala said Oroba Primary School, where the girls study, raised the issue with his office and he had taken up the matter with Got Uriri Commissioner William Onyanji. “We summoned the boda boda operators, who had been implicated by the girls,.   Read More ...
Light school up partnership to benefit needy students
2016-02-03 11:08:19 Light School in Uriri has intensified partnership campaign to provide scholarship to disadvantaged pupils in the region   Read More ...
Nyanza: Light school up partnership to benefit needy students
2016-02-03 11:08:15 Light School in Uriri has intensified partnership campaign to provide scholarship to disadvantaged pupils in the region   Read More ...