Author: Michael Majanga

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party has formally exited the NASA coalition. Announcing the decision on Thursday, July 29, ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna – flanked with members of the National Executive Council (NEC) – said that the party believes that the National Super Alliance (NASA) is the past. “NASA is the past, [NEC] has today resolved to formally exit the NASA coalition,” said Sifuna, who revealed that ODM is currently deliberating on the future, “and the need to make new friends.” The Raila Odinga-led party is now in talks with potential partners at the grassroots level. “Regional meetings and…

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A three-month-old infant and a 98-year-old are among the 664 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kenya on Sunday, July 25. According to the Ministry of Health, the new cases were detected from 5,432 samples tested between Saturday and Sunday. 633 of the cases are of Kenyans while 31 are foreigners. The males continue to take the lion’s share of COVID-19 infections, accounting for 378 cases- against 286 females. The latest data means that Kenya’s COVID-19 positivity rate now stands at 12.2 percent. Kenya’s national caseload has risen to 197,409. Distribution of cases in counties The new cases are distributed across…

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Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has refuted claims that he met with his ODM counterpart Raila Odinga concerning the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition. Speaking on Saturday, July 24 at a funeral in Mwingi Central, Kalonzo dismissed the reports from a section of media that he met Raila in a meeting that was to stop Wiper from pulling out of the almost defunct coalition. He reiterated that Wiper is very committed to the agenda of officially forming a new political outfit- the One Kenya Alliance (OKA). Further, Kalonzo said that defeating current Deputy President William Ruto in next year’s presidential…

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The 2019 World bronze medalist Rhonex Kipruto has officially replaced Geoffrey Kamworor in Kenya’s 10,000 metres team for the Tokyo Olympics Games, this is according to Athletics Kenya (AK). This comes after Kamworor sustained an injury this week while he was training, an unfortunate event that ruled him out of the Olympics on the eve of the games’opening ceremony. General Team Manager for the Tokyo Olympic Games Barnaba Korir says that Kipruto has already reported at Kasarani Stadium where the remaining part of Team Kenya are in residential training in a bubble camp. “The decision was arrived at after AK sought…

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Former Imenti Central MP Gideon Mwiti is dead. Mwiti died on Sunday morning, July 25 after a short illness at a Nairobi hospital. He died at the age of 57. According to his family, the former lawmaker has been in good health but suddenly developed diabetes-related complications on Saturday night and was rushed to the hospital. He represented the people of Imenti Central in Parliament from 2013 to 2017. The late Mwiti hit the headlines when he was accused of raping a woman on March 21, 2015 at Tana Club along Woodvale Grove in Nairobi’s Westlands area. He was in…

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Two suspects have been arrested in connection to the murders of Mombasa-based Dutch tycoon Herman Rouwenhourst, 55, and his security guard Evans Bokoro, 23. Timothy Omondi Ngoe “Rashid”, 22, and Mary Nekesa Ambani, 33, were arrested by Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) homicide detectives following the murders that happened at Rocco apartments in Shanzu, Mombasa County, on June 4, 2021. On the fateful day, Rouwenhourst – who owned multiple properties and nightclubs across Mombasa and Kilifi Counties – was found lying lifeless on his matrimonial bed. He had multiple injuries on his head, his hands and legs tied and his…

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The judiciary has come out guns blazing on the Directorate of Criminal Investigations(DCI) over the arrest, “harassment” of Justices Aggrey Muchelule and Said Chitembwe. Chief Justice Martha Koome today said she was not notified of the arrests of the two, which have created anxiety among colleagues in the sector. “No formal complaint has been made to me as the Head of Judiciary or Chairperson of the Judicial Service Commission. The arrest of the two judges has caused anxiety among judges and judicial officers,” Koome said. Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association (KMJA) condemned the arrest of the two judges on July…

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Police in Kisii have arrested a middle-aged man for allegedly assaulting his four-year-old stepson over bedwetting. Victor Rabuko, a health officer at one of the private hospitals in Kisii, is said to have beaten and broken the minor’s left arm. The incident happened at Maili Mbili, Nyaribari Chache sub-count. Kisii County Police Commander Francis Kooli says the child received treatment at a local hospital. “I can confirm that we have arrested the father and he will be arraigned in court to answer charges.” Kooli said the incident happened last Sunday but it wasn’t until three days later that the child…

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Harambee Stars and Gor Mahia midfielder Kenneth Muguna has penned an emotional farewell to the club’s fans ahead of his impending switch to Tanzanian Premier League side, Azam FC. Through his Twitter account on Tuesday, July 20, the 25-year-old thanked the club for giving him the opportunity to turn out for them. “When I arrived at this great club, I was just a young man with dreams of representing the biggest club in the country. I didn’t expect things to go as well as they did, but you (Gor Mahia’s fans) made it a lot easier for me and not…

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The Thirdway Alliance Party on Monday, July 19 announced that it will not be fielding a presidential candidate in 2022 General Election. In a statement sent to newsrooms from Secretary General Fredrick Okango, Thirdway Alliance says it will instead field candidates in all other elective positions countrywide. This, the party says, is in a bid to foster partnerships with like-minded political parties. “Thirdway Alliance will be fighting to repair the soul of this nation. Using the spirit of Punguza Mizigo Kenya, we shall be seeking to unite and to heal our country. To turn this crisis into a crucible, from…

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