Author: Michael Majanga

Heavy rainfall that that has been pounding different parts of the country will reduce in intensity starting today (Friday, May 14). According to the Kenya Meteorological Department, the heavy rains will reduce from Friday, but the already high water levels in some rivers and other water retention areas may cause flooding in different parts of the country. “Heavy rainfall more than 30mm within 24 hours which has been observed over some parts of the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin, the Central Rift Valley, the Northwest, the South-eastern Lowlands, the Northeast & the Highlands East of…

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William Chirchir and Godfrey Kirui, the two ex-cops recently convicted of manslaughter in the death of businesswoman Janet Waiyaki are regretting the incident. While appearing in court on Thursday, May 13, the duo pleaded for a non-custodial sentence, admitting to that they should have acted differently on that fateful morning when they killed Waiyaki at Nairobi’s City Park. Chirchir, 36, a father of two children aged seven and one-year-old told Justice Stella Mutuku that he also has an elderly mother who depends on him. Kirui, 28, also a father of two says that he has been taking care of his…

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The High Court in Nairobi on Thursday, May 13 dealt a major blow to the Constitutional of Kenya (Amendment) Bill 2020, popularly known as BBI. The five-judge bench comprising of Joel Ngugi, George Odunga, Chacha Mwita, Janet Mulwa and Jairus Ngaah declared the whole BBI process and the BBI steering committee as unconstitutional. In their ruling, the five-judge bench also ruled that it was a travesty of the Constitution for Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to undertake BBI signature verification exercise yet it is not properly constituted. The court also unanimously ruled that President Uhuru Kenyatta acted outside his…

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A man was on Wednesday, May 12 morning arrested after he allegedly defiled a schoolgirl in Ngecha area of Kiambu County. It all started when the man offered two students a lift to school in his car in the morning. One of the girls alighted upon reaching St Pauls Secondary School in Kabuku, while the other proceeded with the journey as she was schooling at the neighbouring Manguo Secondary School. But instead of the man, who says that he is a doctor, driving towards the school, he diverted to the bushes where he committed the beastly act. He reportedly threatened…

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Popular Churchill Show comedian Herman Gakobo Kago alias Prof Hamo has reportedly being fired from his radio job. Although it is not yet clear why the comedian has been fired from Hot 96 FM, sources say that the recent child upkeep drama with erstwhile lover comedienne Stella Bunei Koitei alias Jemutai may not be the reason for Prof Hamo’s firing. It is claimed that Prof Hamo was indisciplined towards his bosses. The news of Prof Hamo’s firing comes just a day after DNA results of came out, proving that Jemutai’s children were his. Prof Hamo and Jemutai exchanged brickbats online…

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The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has filed a fresh petition at the High Court seeking the seizure of Evans Kidero’s apartments in a bid to recover KSh58 million. In the new petition, EACC claims that the former Nairobi governor, Nyakach MP Joshua Owuor, former Nairobi Mayor John Ndirangu, Kidero’s former aide George Wainaina and other accomplices transpired to fraudulently acquire the money. The agency has revealed a trail of cash allegedly stolen from City Hall through a fake legal contract and used in the upgrade of apartments belonging to Kidero in Nairobi’s Riverside Drive. EACC assertion against Kidero EACC…

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The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has cautioned motorists against using a major road cut off by floods. A statement seen by TV47 Digital says the Bondo-Usenge-Osieko Road in Nyanza has been cut off. Dhogoye Bridge, Siaya County, is also under floods. “Since there is no alternative access to Osieko, we wish to advise motorists along that section not to attempt crossing the over-topped section, and to only cross when water levels are low,” the authority says. Motorists have been asked to use alternative routes. PHOTO/ KeNHA. Consequently, the authority has advised trucks to avoid using the crossing for now…

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Three Nairobi City County law enforcement officers found themselves in hot soup after an attempt to tow a vehicle parked illegally in the Central Business District (CBD) went horribly awry. Drama ensued at around 10:30am when the officers, popularly known as “Kanjo”, realized that the owner of a car parked along Banda Street had not paid the KSh300 fee. They promptly clamped the silvery BMW, just about the time its owner arrived. An exchange of words degenerated into a full-blown argument as the Kanjos backed up their ramshackle breakdown truck and attempted to tow away the vehicle. The drama attracted…

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The Inspector General (IG) of Police Hillary Mutyambai has called for the immediate arrest of people captured in a video forcefully dragging a man on the ground in Kwale County. In the video which has since gone viral on social media, a man believed to be former Kaskazi Resort General Manager Chris Indeche is seen being dragged on the ground by close to ten people. It is alleged that Indeche fell out with the resort’s management, who then ordered the men to evict him forcefully. As a result, he sustained injuries. Kaskazi Resort is located in Ukunda in Kwale County.…

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Top KCSE candidate class of 2020, Robinson Simiyu Wanjala, wants to be an oncologist. Speaking exclusively to TV47 on Monday, May 10 after the national examination results were released, Simiyu Robinson Wanjala said that it was always his dream to be a surgeon and later specialise in cancer treatment and management. Simiyu Wanjala, a student of Murang’a High School, emerged the best countrywide after scoring a mean score of 87.334. “It is an amazing feeling…I am just overjoyed. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, I knew I had to keep on going. I did not give up. I expected to perform well…

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