Vihiga County
I'm not afraid of treason charges, Raila tells Jubilee, says NRM is irresistible
Government preparing for national census in August 2019
Former MCAs yet to settle car and mortgage loans
Musalia, Wetang’ula to seal unity among Western reps
Sh408 million spent on unknown projects
Ababu wants MPs to dissolve 7 counties and cut off their funding
Governors to start Rapid Response Initiative to address sugar crisis
Raila states he won’t relent on his push for reforms
2018-02-10 19:40:15 National Super Alliance NASA leader Raila Odinga has hit out at the Jubilee leadership over what he termed as blatant violation of the constitution and human rights maintaining they will not sit back and watch their leaders intimidated. The opposition chief who was at Luanda in Vihiga county for the burial of Justus Etale, father to ODM communications director Philip Etale lashed out at Jubilee administration for the deportation of self proclaimed NRM leader Miguna Miguna   Read More ...
I'm not afraid of treason charges, Raila tells Jubilee, says NRM is irresistible
2018-02-10 15:39:12 NASA leader Raila Odinga has said he is ready to be charged with treason and will not tire to fight for electoral justice. "We are yet to register National Resistance Movement, how do you ban something that doesn't exist, they (Jubilee) have panicked," he said. Raila was speaking in Luanda, Vihiga County when he addressed mourners at the burial of Justus Etale father to ODM Director of communication Philip Etale   Read More ...
Youth our best hope, resource
2018-02-07 04:08:16 Several years ago I visited a public primary school in Bunyore, Vihiga county. I walked into a classroom packed wall to wall with about 80 pupils aged six to eight. Their classroom had no door or windows. The floor was bare earth. And the children sat on boulders. I spoke with some of the children. The dilapidated state of their school did not cause them to scale down their dreams or ambitions   Read More ...
Government preparing for national census in August 2019
2018-02-06 08:08:43 A cabinet memo and a proposal on the undertaking were approved in May 2017, outgoing Devolution CS Mwangi Kiunjuri noted on Monday. Kiunjuri said enumeration - the process of dividing the country into smaller units to help produce area maps - has been fully implemented in 11 counties. These are Trans Nzoia, Kisumu, Siaya, Vihiga, Nyeri, Murang’a, Kirinyaga, Nyandarua, Embu, Makueni and Kitui   Read More ...
Vihiga United signs 11 new players
2018-01-25 15:12:06 Kenya Premier League new comers Vihiga United have signed 11 new players in readiness for the league that is scheduled to kick off next month. The team coached by Edward Manoah has intensified training at the Kidundu grounds in Vihiga.   Read More ...
Vihiga unveils its 30-man squad
2018-01-23 10:11:58 Kenyan Premier League newbie, Vihiga United has unveiled its 30-man squad ahead of 2018 Kenyan Premier League season. Among the signed is former Kakamega Homeboyz duo of forward Andrew Murunga and keeper Ali Kesi, ex-Palos FC pair of Vincent Wander and Godfrey Oputi. Others include FC Talanta defender Fernandez Tera, KCB midfielder Victor Ayugi, Sofapaka defender Jonathan Mugabi and winger Michael Isabwa who returns to the club after a year with Kariobangi Sharks   Read More ...
Former MCAs yet to settle car and mortgage loans
2018-01-22 13:44:17 VIHIGA, KENYA: Five former members of the county assembly in Vihiga County are struggling to settle their car loan and mortgage, five months after they failed to defend their seats. The five owe the assembly between Sh200,000 and Sh800,000 each, which they are still negotiating on how best to settle, before they can benefit from their gratuity. Assembly clerk Ambaka Kilinga said by the time the first assembly’s sittings came to an end, 90 per cent of the loan had been recovered, with only eight having not settled   Read More ...
Organisers apologise to CS Wamalwa over Maragoli fest drama
2017-12-30 10:05:29 Organizers of Vihiga cultural festival have apologized to Water CS Eugene Wamalwa over Tuesday’s incident where he was heckled and chased from the event at in Mbale. A letter addressed to the CS on Friday by three officials expressed regret over the incident that occurred during the 38th edition of the Annual Logooli Cultural Festival at Municipal Ground in Vihiga County   Read More ...
Women Premier League champs call for trials
2017-12-28 18:42:12 Women Premier League champions, Vihiga Queens will conduct trials starting from Thursday 28 December to Saturday 30 December at Kidundu Stadium in Vihiga County. The County Government sponsored side is recruiting in readiness for 2018 season and according to a statement from the club, the trials will be open to all interested players. Club statement -Vihiga Queens Football Club will be carrying out trials aimed at recruiting successful participants to enrich the playing unit   Read More ...
A group of angry youths heckle CS Wamalwa forcing him to run for his life
2017-12-27 17:07:29 Cabinet secretary for water and irrigation Eugene Wamalwa was today forced to leave a meeting at mbale in Vihiga county after a group of angry youths heckled him. It took Amani national congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi’s intervention who escorted Wamalwa from the Maragoli traditional meeting that brought together different leaders from Luhya community.   Read More ...
Luhya ‘sleeping giant’ awakens, summit on radical change, power
2017-12-22 07:39:51 Rejuvenation of the Luhya community and its longed path to State House will be outlined in a summit in Kakamega next Wednesday. The Obulala Movement, a new Luhya lobby, will meet for several hours at the small Jamindas Hotel to make a declaration on the way forward for the community. Obulala is Luhya word for unity or cohesion. Leaders from Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma and Busia counties are expected to attend   Read More ...
Otichillo blames betting for rise in crime, says ban still in force
2017-12-14 20:07:16 Those found gambling and betting in Vihiga county must be ready to face the full force of the law. This is according to Governor Wilbur Otichilo and county commissioner Alex ole Nkoyo. They have expressed concern that the practice has turned into a disaster. On Tuesday during the Jamhuri Day celebrations, the two blamed gambling and betting for the rising crime in the county   Read More ...
Musalia, Wetang’ula to seal unity among Western reps
2017-12-14 04:06:06 NASA co-principals Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetang’ula will meet MCAs from Western after the coalition postponed the swearing-in of its leader Raila Odinga. A large majority of the MCAs in Western were elected on ANC, Ford Kenya and ODM tickets. The four counties in Western — Kakamega, Bungoma, Vihiga and Busia — have approved the NASA motion denouncing President Uhuru Kenyatta’s regime   Read More ...
13-member team to probe Vihiga executive spending
2017-12-08 16:42:03 The Vihiga county assembly has formed a 13-member committee to probe the financial status after the assembly was adjourned on June 15. Majority leader Wycliffe Masini (Mungoma) said the decision to form the committee was necessitated after the transmission team failed to provide its report to the assembly. Masini said the first county assembly was adjourned without assigning a day for a further meeting or hearing on June 15 to pave the way for the electioneering period, which ran from March to August   Read More ...
Sh408 million spent on unknown projects
2017-11-25 04:05:10 Vihiga county spent Sh408 million on unknown projects during the 2015/2016 financial year, Auditor General Edward Ouko (pictured) says in a new report. A total of 136 projects were included in the county budget. Ouko found that six others were abandoned despite Sh12.8 million having been spent on them. The audit also established that the county has a debt of Sh1   Read More ...
Ababu wants MPs to dissolve 7 counties and cut off their funding
2017-11-17 20:08:56 A group of Jubilee politicians will present a petition to the National Assembly for the dissolution of seven counties that passed the Bill on the People's assembly. The politicians are under the Council of Kenya Professionals. The petition further wants Treasury to cut off the national share of funding sent to the seven counties in Nyanza and Western. They are Siaya, Homa Bay, Vihiga, Busia, Kisumu, Migori and Kakamega, which are NASA's strongholds   Read More ...
Nasa's headache in implementing People's assembly despite county assemblies passing it
2017-11-16 07:06:23 IN SUMMARY Many people are still not informed about the legislation and how it will help the Opposition Kisumu, Migori, Homa Bay, Siaya, Vihiga, Busia, Kakamega and Bungoma have passed it The National Super Alliance (NASA) is facing huge challenges in implementing the People’s Assembly Bill. Even though the bill has been unanimously passed in Kisumu, Migori, Homa Bay, Siaya, Vihiga, Busia, Kakamega and Bungoma, questions are being asked on how it will be implemented   Read More ...
Lobby wants 7 counties dissolved over assemblies
2017-11-15 22:07:45 Robin Obino @obinorobin. The Council of Professionals of Kenya (CPK) has written to the Treasury and the Controller of Budget asking it to stop disbursing funds to counties that have passed the controversial People’s Assemblies motion. Addressing the press in Nairobi yesterday, chairman Ababu Namwamba called for the dissolution of seven counties — Siaya, Homa Bay, Vihiga, Busia, Kisumu, Migori and Kakamega — for passing illegal motions on formation of People’s Assemblies, which are not anchored in the Constitution and are, therefore, a contravention of good governance and the rule of law   Read More ...
All candidates were satisfied with results, petitioner told
2017-11-12 07:05:39 Vihiga County Returning Officer Sarah Ogaro has told the court it is not a legal requirement for the presiding officers and their deputies to sign and stamp statutory forms. Ms Ogaro, however, said it is an administrative requirement by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to stamp the forms used for various elections. During a cross examination in the petition challenging Vihiga Governor Wilbur Ottichilo's win, the returning officer said the petitioner filed misleading figures in court   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 ...
Ignore Nasa's economic sabotage, western leaders say
2017-11-05 07:38:29 Leaders from Vihiga, Busia, Kakamega, Bungoma and Trans Nzoia counties on Saturday urged residents of those counties not to heed to the opposition's call boycotting products. Led by former Budalang'i MP Ababu Namwamba the leaders said there was no need to stop using the services since a number of the depend on them while others are employed by those companies. "As people of Mulembe, who cherish peace, stability and harmonious, co-existence amongst all persons, we condemn any attempt to export violence and incitement into economic sabotage   Read More ...
Jubilee Vihiga pointmen failed to deliver on their promise – Khaniri
2017-11-01 05:05:39 Former Vihiga Governor Moses Akaranga and former National Assembly Speaker Kenneth Marende gave Jubilee a raw deal, Senator George Khaniri has said. He said even after President Uhuru Kenyatta visited the county a week before the repeat presidential election, Jubilee did not meet their 100,000 votes target. Jubilee should have known Vihiga county is a NASA zone, Khaniri said. The senator spoke on Sunday at Musembe Friends Church   Read More ...
MCAs criticise county commissioner for threatening to shoot demonstrators
2017-10-25 15:09:28 Members of the Vihiga county assembly allied to the Opposition have criticised County Commissioner Alex Nkonye for threatening to shoot demonstrators. The MCAs said the threat from the newly posted commissioner was uncalled for in the largely peaceful area. The MCAs claimed that during Mashujaa Day celebrations, Mr Nkonye told residents that police do not carry toy guns and that they would use them on demonstrators   Read More ...
Uhuru will take over Mudavadi's Vihiga, NASA chiefs selfish - Akaranga
2017-10-15 14:40:41 President Uhuru Kenyatta's Jubilee Party is slowly and steadily taking over Vihiga county and there will soon be no place for NASA. Former Governor Moses Akaranga and former vihiga MP Yusuf chanzu said this on Saturday, noting it has taken the people a while to see the egoism in the Opposition coalition. "NASA leaders, especially in Vihiga, are filled with selfishness which is bad for the development of this county," Akaranga said   Read More ...
I’m not buying IDs – Chanzu
2017-10-10 05:05:31 Former Vihiga MP Yusuf Chanzu has said he is not in the business of buying IDs in Vihiga county. He said since he ditched ANC for Jubilee, NASA co-principal Musalia Mudavadi, Vihiga Senator George Khaniri and Sabatia MP Alfred Agoi have been tarnishing his name. Chanzu said it does not make sense that he buys IDs, yet he needs the same people to vote for Jubilee   Read More ...
Mudavadi has failed as Luhyas’ voice, can’t unite us — Akaranga
2017-10-06 18:41:54 Former Vihiga County Governor Moses Akaranga has hit back at Amani National Congress(ANC) party Leader Musalia Mudavadiâs last weekend utterances that he (Akaranga) isâ begging on someone who has run away with his wife.â Akaranga said Mudavadi formed Nasa and gaveit away is like giving away your wife for someone to sire. He said Mudavadi as a national leader failed to unite his own people, even after he was made the Luhyia spokes person   Read More ...
Raila leads NASA vote hunt in Western to counter Jubilee forays
2017-10-01 10:39:24 Nasa leader Raila Odinga on Saturday led his brigade in a vote hunting mission in Western. He pitched camp in Vihiga county for the better part of yesterday and his longtime rival president Uhuru Kenyatta concluded his tour of the region with a rally in Kakamega. The head of state was in the region for the homecoming party of Mumias East MP Benjamin Washiali   Read More ...
NASA campaigns in Vihiga, Kakamega and Busia
2017-09-30 12:07:29 The National Super Alliance (NASA) led by its presidential candidate Raila Odinga is Saturday scheduled to campaign in Western Kenya – what’s perceived to be their stronghold – but under assault from the Jubilee Party’s juggernaut. The coalition’s campaigns will begin in Vihiga County where the principals will attend a funeral in Serem then proceed for a road show in Shamakhoko, Majengo, Luanda then wrap up the day with a public rally at Mumboha Stadium, Luanda   Read More ...
UhuRuto to address 10,000 delegates in western vote-hunt
2017-09-30 11:40:04 President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to address over 10,000 delegates from western Kenya at the Approved School in Kakamega. The county is perceived as an Opposition stronghold after the party won majority of the seats in the August election. Uhuru, who is accompanied by DP William Ruto, expected to meet the delegates from Vihiga, Kakamega, Busia and Bungoma counties. He is also expected to meet opinion leaders from Western at Kakamega State Lodge   Read More ...
Matano not underrating Vihiga in Shield semis - Capital Sports
2017-09-21 15:05:33 AFC Leopards head coach Robert Matano has urged his charges to put in a performance worth their club’s stature on Sunday when they take on National Super League leaders Vihiga United in the semi-finals of the GOtv Shield in Nakuru. However, the experienced tactician has warned his players not to take Vihiga lightly with the side having beaten defending champions Tusker FC 2-0 in the quarter finals and enjoying a good run of form in the second tier   Read More ...
DP Ruto heckled in Vihiga as youths chant NASA slogans
2017-09-15 06:40:06 DP William Ruto was forced to cut short his Vihiga tour on Thursday as youths paraded on the Kisumu-Kakamega road chanting NASA slogals. Ruto was unable to make stopovers at Majengo and Mbale town after attending a church seminar at Nyang'ori PAG headquarters. It is alleged that former Maragoli South MCA Elizabeth Anaya was roughed up by angry youths who accused her of buying national ID cards   Read More ...
DP Ruto heckled in Majengo, Vihiga county (video)
2017-09-14 16:22:46 Deputy president William Ruto has encountered a hostile crowd at the Majengo market in Vihiga county. - Ruto was accompanied by a twaddle of Jubilee party leaders who are drumming up support for Uhuru's re-election - A hostile crowd at the market shouted the DP down with pro-NASA songs forcing him to leave the region - Former Maragoli MCA Mama Anaya was roughed up by angry residents on claims that she was behind the vote-buying racket in the area Deputy President William Ruto and a group of Jubilee Politician had to cut short their campaign in Majengo,Vihiga County after irate residents turned violent against them   Read More ...
National Super Alliance campaign team embarks on vote hunt in Western
2017-09-05 20:43:23 A team picked to steer the National Super Alliance (NASA) campaigns in Western region has embarked on a vote-hunting mission. Mr Khalid Njiraini, the regional co-ordinator in charge of Vihiga, Kakamega and Busia counties, said his team anticipates smooth campaigns after switching campaign gears in a bid to secure maximum votes. "We have reviewed our strategies and our focus goes beyond the house-to-house voter sensitisation drive since the nullification of August 8 poll has given our presidential candidate Raila Odinga an edge over our competitors particularly in Western," said Njiraini   Read More ...
Vihiga County leaders rally behind Governor in corruption crusade
2017-08-28 18:15:43 Vihiga leaders met on Saturday in Nairobi and reinstated their total support for Governor Wilber Ottichilo’s plans to clean-up sleaze in Vihiga County. The leaders expressed solidarity with the Governor’s personnel surgery plan to create a corruption-free Vihiga County. The leaders expressed their outrage at the pitiful state of the county after a report showed the county treasury had been swept clean by the outgoing regime under former Governor Moses Akaranga   Read More ...
Vihiga flirting with glory after Tusker upset
2017-08-22 08:13:19 Vihiga United, sponsored by the Vihiga County government, stunned holders Tusker 2-0 at Nyayo Stadium on Sunday to storm into the last four of the competition for the first time in their history. The team, which includes veteran Charles Okwemba, Marti Imbalambala and Barnabas Tiema, is coached by former AFC Leopards duo of Edward Manoah and Francis Xavier. Manoah and Xavier have guided the team to the summit of the NSL with 47 points   Read More ...
Promotion hunt supersedes Shield honours, say Vihiga - Capital Sports
2017-08-21 20:01:42 National Super League side Vihiga United would rather concentrate on earning promotion to the Kenyan Premier League than put all their efforts towards hunting for GOtv Shield honours, head coach Edward Manoah has hinted. Vihiga cruised to the semi-finals of the Shield with a shocking 2-0 win over defending champions Tusker FC, but though Manoah says they will strive to strike a balance between the two competitions, earning promotion tops his agenda   Read More ...
Tusker FC eliminated from GOTV tournament
2017-08-20 18:07:54 Defending champions Tusker FC were eliminated from the GOTV shield tournament after losing 2-0 in the quarterfinals to National Super league side Vihiga United at the Nyayo national stadium. The brewers took control of the match from the onslaught with speedy winger Danson Kago and midfielder Boniface Muchiri creating problems to the Vihiga United defense. Former AFC Leopards midfielder Charles Okwemba gave underdogs Vihiga United the lead in the 24th minute from the spot after Tusker FC defender Marlon Tangauzi handled in the box   Read More ...
Okwemba, Lugalia strike as Vihiga dump Tusker out of GOtv Shield
2017-08-20 16:05:31 Veteran midfielder Charles Okwemba and forward Dennis Lugalia struck a goal apiece as Vihiga United dumped holders Tusker out of the GOtv Shield with a 2-0 win at the Nyayo Stadium on Sunday. Okwemba struck the opener late on in the first half from the spot after defender David Mwangi was adjudged to have handled the ball in the box before Lugalia sealed the victory in the 88th minute, from a free header from five yards to complete the upset   Read More ...
Vihiga stun holders Tusker out of GOtv Shield - Capital Sports
2017-08-20 14:41:30 Veteran Charles Okwemba struck a first half penalty and Dennis Lugalia scored late on as National Super League (NSL) leaders Vihiga United stunned defending champions Tusker FC 2-0 to book a slot in the semi-final of the GOtv Shield. Tusker were shockingly lethargic in their approach and did not show any hunger of either winning the game or retaining the title they won for the first time in 23 years last year   Read More ...
Holders Tusker tackle Vihiga, Leopards prey on Wazito
2017-08-18 23:04:03 Former champions AFC Leopards will also take on another second tier side Wazito at Nyayo Stadium on Sunday with the venue set to host all four quarterfinal matches this weekend. It is the only trophy that Leopards have a realistic chance of lifting this season, leaving head coach Robert Matano under pressure to deliver the Cup they last won in 2013   Read More ...