23rd September 2022 County Round Up

COUNTY ROUNDUP    NYANDARUA The Governor of Nyandarua has appointed various persons to be members of the Nyandarua County Taskforce on Pending Bills, Finance and Revenue Collection, Health and Public Service, for a period of fourteen (14) working days. EMBU The Governor of Embu has appointed

New governors hit the ground running by putting County Public Service Boards on the spot

A section of newly-elected governors across the country are all over the place unearthing incredulous Human Resource (HR) issues in their respective counties. These governors have hit the ground running and all seem quite focused. They want to keep the promises they made in their

Uhuru’s war on corruption: Admitting being soft and appearance with Sonko point at watered down efforts

One of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s targets, as he sought to establish his legacy after 10 years in charge, was to enhance the war on corruption. This week, about three weeks to the election, he appeared to make several steps back in that effort. First was

Despite a slow justice system, Waititu’s goose appears to be cooking

A bank official testified this week that a company owned by former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu received kickbacks from a contractor. Using statements, cheques and other documentation, the Equity Bank employee said he helped investigators piece together the transactions showing Waititu received the money from

Sonko Mombasa bid a test for much more than Joho

Impeached Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been the cause of a small-scale storm in Raila Odinga’s Azimio coalition. It initially seemed that Sonko had retired to Mombasa as an entrepreneur. He runs a club in the coastal city that he has worked to popularize on

Martha Karua solves one dilemma, others to come

Martha Karua this week announced her decision to join Raila Odinga’s Azimio movement, ending weeks of speculation about her political direction.  It was evident from Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria’s reaction that they had hoped to work with Ms Karua to deliver support for Deputy

In Nairobi, speedy moves have brought some calm

After a long-forgotten case challenging her nomination was speedily ended, Anne Kananu Mwenda was quickly vetted and sworn in as Nairobi’s Deputy Governor on Friday afternoon.  She is now in line to succeed Mike Sonko as Nairobi Governor, negating the need to have a costly

After Sonko, tough decisions have to be made

The defeat of the ODM candidate in Msambweni earlier in the week was seen by some as a triumph of the people against the system.  A few days later, as former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko was shown the door and quickly replaced, albeit short-term, some

Sonko finally gets the Boot

When the motion for his impeachment was delivered this week, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s supporters said that the 86 Members of the County Assembly who backed it were simply on an extortion mission. It has however emerged that the move could have the blessings of

Finally, some peace at City Hall

Before she resigned as the Speaker of the Nairobi County Assembly this week, Beatrice Elachi had literally reached the end of the road.

The support she had hoped to get from the caucus of women leaders had been late, as they had focused on helping Anne Waiguru out of her issues in Kirinyaga and had generally been scattered by the current restrictions.

Trouble in the capital

A series of events in the capital city this week brought to the fore the apparent folly of failing to remove Mike Sonko as the Governor of Nairobi. The first was the assertion by the Governor that he made a mistake by handing over four