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Kiambu barred from building on parcel claimed by Posta

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Court stops Kiambu Governor Waititu from invading Sh100 million land in dispute

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Sh800 million one-stop shopping mall opens in Kiambu in 3 months

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Kiambu leaders give vehicles, bring singers for Uhuru rerun

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Uhuru meets 5,000 Central leaders for election talks

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Sh10.8m Mombasa trip for new new Kiambu MCAs’ ‘induction’

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Kuria out of order, Kiambu manhunt remarks unacceptable - Tuju

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Five killed in Thika Superhighway accidents
Four men died when the car they were travelling in hit a stationary lorry in Juja, Kiambu county, on Sunday morning.The private car was heading to Nairobi when the accident occurred on Thika Superhighway at Ndarugo area.It rammed into a lorry that had bricks, whose driver was also on his way to the city.The victims got trapped in the wreckage and died at the scene, said Juja OCPD Patricia Narsio   Read More ...
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Kiambu barred from building on parcel claimed by Posta
The Kiambu government has been restrained from interfering with a disputed piece of land, allegedly being used to expand a bus park. The Postal Corporation of Kenya has claimed ownership of the parcel. Justice Lucy Gacheru said the county should not interfere with the plot, either by cutting trees or demolishing structures, pending hearing and determination of the case. “The respondent is hereby restrained through its agent’s employees or otherwise from interfering with the applicant’s quiet possession of the parcel,” Gacheru said   Read More ...
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Boy 10, found dead after stealing Sh200 from his mother
A 10-year-old was found dead near his home in Kiriri village, Kiambu county on Friday. Brian Gachuki was found in a culvert by some children who reported it to their teachers. The boy reportedly went into hiding after stealing Sh200 from his mother Flora Wangui. Wangui said she questioned him since he is fond of picking money in the house to buy sweets, mandazis and cakes   Read More ...
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Court stops Kiambu Governor Waititu from invading Sh100 million land in dispute
The Kiambu county government has been stopped from taking over a State agency's Sh100 million piece of land. Environment and Lands Court judge Lucy Gacheru has issued temporary orders barring the government from taking over or interfering with the Postal Corporation of Kenya's three-quarter acre land in Kiambu town. “An order is issued restraining the county or its agents from interfering with the applicant’s land, cutting down the trees, or destroying structures therein pending the hearing of the suit,” ruled Gacheru   Read More ...
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Killer maid on the loose as cops follow ‘reliable’ intel to trace her
The househelp accused of killing a 16-month-old child in Mbauini village, Lari constituency, Kiambu county last week is still on the loose. Malep Opisa, 19, hit Nzuki Mutinda with a blunt object on the head at the child’s home last Thursday, left him bleeding on the sofa and fled. Lari OCPD Isaiah Odhiambo yesterday said police are following reliable information that will help them arrest the house girl for questioning   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Kiambu |  Kiambu |  Lari |  Mbauini | 
More Kenyans to face auction as the economy gets tougher
Jared Kinyua took a loan to buy a lorry to supply concrete when he got tenders from the Kiambu county in 2014, thanks to the Access to Government Procurement Opportunities (AGPO) initiative. What the third year student at Kenyatta University considered economic freedom has now left a bitter taste in his mouth after the county delayed payments for two years. This has seen him default on the loan, losing both the lorry and other property to auctioneers   Read More ...
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Tags: Economy |  Economics | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Kiambu |  Kiambu |  Kenyatta University | 
Land row sparks students protests in Kiambu
A land ownership dispute between Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) and alleged grabbers flared up again with students staging another wave of protests. The students vowed to be holding similar protests every Thursday until the land that they claim was grabbed was reverted back to the institute. In July, the students staged a similar demonstration after reports indicated the institute may have lost land totaling to more than 200 acres   Read More ...
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Sh800 million one-stop shopping mall opens in Kiambu in 3 months
The mall economy, which has been growing aggressively, has been hit with sustainability uncertainty with some struggling to hit revenue targets. But this has not scared Mugaa Investments, which has put up a Sh800 million mall at the heart of Kiambu town. Peter Burugu, the chairman and owner of Kiambu Mall, invested his familyâs fortunes into the business under the premise Kiambu town needs a shopping mall to access services and products under one roof   Read More ...
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Kiambu residents take to the streets after utterances made by Embakasi East MP Babu Owino goes viral
. KTN Prime | Monday 25 Sep 2017 9:10 pm Kiambu residents take to the streets after utterances made by Embakasi East MP Babu Owino goes viral   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  East Nairobi |  East Embakasi |  Kiambu |  Kiambu | 
Kiambu bursts with demos after Babu Owino's 'Uhuru is a puppy' remarks
Kiambu residents held demonstrations on Monday to denounce Embakasi East MP Babu Owino's apparent reference to the President as mtoto wa mbwa - a puppy. They blocked sections of Thika and Kiambu roads in a show of rage as Babu "showed disrespect to President Uhuru Kenyatta". Owino made the remarks on Sunday during a NASA rally in Kawangware's Congo area. He said several African heads of states have been forced out of power by the people and that the person he did not name should not think he is different   Read More ...
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Kiambu leaders give vehicles, bring singers for Uhuru rerun
The Kiambu campaigns for the presidential rerun are in top gear, wooing 150,000 voters who did not cast ballots on August 8. Elected leaders, headed by Senator Kimani Wamatangi, are using their own resources to campaign for UhuRuto. Some 70,000 Kiambu residents voted for NASA flagbearer Raila Odinga. The leaders are hoping to change their minds. âOur main aim is to solidify votes for our President, Uhuru Kenyatta, and to reach out to those that never voted,â Wamatangi said on the phone yesterday by phone from Naivasha   Read More ...
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Waititu to ferry Kiambu residents for Supreme Court judgement
Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu has said he will camp with residents at the Supreme Court on Wednesday to hear the full ruling that nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election. "It is coming to light now how the judges conspired in the nullification of the presidential election. We know Uhuru won and we demand the Chief Justice resigns from office," he told residents during demonstrations on Tuesday   Read More ...
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Uhuru meets 5,000 Central leaders for election talks
than 5,000 leaders from the greater central Kenya region gathered in Sagana, the presidential retreat at the foot of Mount Kenya, for a meeting with Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursdfay. The elected leaders are from the counties of Nyeri, Kiambu, Kirinyaga, Nakuru, Nyandarua, Laikipia, Meru, Murangâa, Embu and Tharaka Nithi. The meeting of MPs, MCAs and governors follows that of Kisii and Nyamira county leaders at Nakuru State House   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Eastern |  Nyandarua |  Nyeri |  Kirinyaga |  Kiambu |  Laikipia |  Nakuru |  Nakuru | 
Central Kenya leaders meet President Uhuru Kenyatta at Sagana State Lodge
President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to meet with more than 5,000 leaders from Central Kenya at the Sagana State Lodge, Nyeri County to address issues concerning October 17 repeat elections. The elected leaders, arrived in Sagana Friday morning from the counties of Nyeri, Kiambu, Kirinyaga, Nakuru, Nyandarua, Laikipia, Meru, Murang’a, Embu and Tharaka Nithi. “The focus for us is going back to the citizens to request that they vote for us again, based on our record and campaign manifesto,” President Uhuru said ahead of the meeting   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Eastern |  Central |  Nyandarua |  Nyeri |  Kirinyaga |  Murang'a |  Kiambu |  Laikipia |  Nakuru |  Mathira |  Ndia |  Kariti |  Sagana |  Ruguru |  Sagana | 
Kiambu advertises 217 nurses’ jobs to hit group still on strike
The Kiambu government has told nurses to resume work in 10 days or be replaced. The County Public Service Board yesterday advertised vacancies for 217 nurses. There are 1,200 nurses and almost 1,000 are said to have returned to work, but are on a go-slow. The rest have stood their ground, saying they will not return to work until the CBA is honoured   Read More ...
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Kiambu County moves to replace striking nurses
SUMMARY Kiambu County says decision meant to ensure residents get quality healthcare More than 25,000 nurses countrywide have been on strike for the past 95 days The county government has advertised for nurses to replace those who are on strike. In an advert placed in one of the local dailies on Wednesday, the county public service board advertised for the positions of 217 nurses   Read More ...
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Sh10.8m Mombasa trip for new new Kiambu MCAs’ ‘induction’
Kiambu residents have taken to social media to vent anger over the newly elected Kiambu MCAs for taking a tour to Mombasa for orientation. It is reported that the 92 members took a trip to the Coast as a reward by the county executive for voting for former Juja MP Stephen Ndichu as the county speaker. The MCAs are currently in a five day induction workshop, which started on Monday   Read More ...
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Ex-MP Ndichu bounces back as Kiambu County Speaker
Members of the Kiambu County Assembly have revived the political career of former Juja MP Stephen Ndichu after they elected him the Speaker. Mr Ndichu garnered 72 out of the total 92 votes in the first round to replace Gathii Irungu who did not defend his position. Mr Gathii had initially indicated that he would defend the seat and even submitted documents for his candidature but withdrew Thursday morning   Read More ...
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Kuria out of order, Kiambu manhunt remarks unacceptable - Tuju
Moses Kuria is out of order, Jubilee boss Raphael Tuju has said, following his remarks on a manhunt for Kiambu people who did not vote for the President. In a Facebook post on September 5, the Gatundu South MP said they were ready for another election but that they hunt people who did not elect Uhuru Kenyatta. "Kiambu has spoken. They have said Wembe ni ule ule (the razor blade is the same one)   Read More ...
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Manhunt on for 70,000 Kiambu voters who did not vote for Uhuru- Moses Kuria
Gatundu MP Moses Kuria has declared his intention to hunt down over 70,000 voters who failed to vote for President Uhuru Kenyatta. - The outspoken MP allied and a staunch supporter of Jubilee laid bare his plans during a political tour in Kiambu county. - Moses Kuria's remarks comes just days after IEBC set the official date for repeat election between Uhuru and Opposition leader Raila Odinga   Read More ...
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Ruiru residents boo Gathoni Wamuchomba during Ruto tour
Kiambu Woman Rep Gathoni Wamuchomba’s move to demand for a better pay has already started haunting her newly-established political career even after she gave a public apology. Ms Wamuchomba’s woes, which she has been grappling with since she made the remarks about two weeks ago, deepened on Sunday after she was humiliated by Jubilee supporters during Deputy President William Ruto’s tour of Kiambu   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Central |  Kiambu |  Ruiru |  Kiambu |  Ruiru | 
Thika traders protest allocation of leisure garden to hawkers
Hundreds of Moi Market traders in Thika Town have demonstrated over the allocation of a leisure garden located in the town centre to hawkers who flooded the town since Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu was declared the Jubilee Party prior to the August 8 election. The traders argued that subdividing a leisure garden and giving the space to hawkers was wrong and probably a hidden ploy to convert a section of Mama Ngina gardens into private property   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Central |  Kiambu |  Thika |  Kiambu | 
Jubilee campaigns in Kiambu county
Jubilee leaders on Sunday took their campaigns to Kiambu County, saying the Supreme Court ruling will not deter the party from winning again. They said their move to disagree with the Supreme Court ruling that nullified the August 8 presidential elections does not necessarily mean that they lack respect for the Court but it was within their Constitutional rights to criticize such a ruling   Read More ...
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Tags: Elections |  Election campaigns | 
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Slain Kiambu politician buried, family demands justice
A Kiambu politician William Mwangi, 32, whowas shot dead by a flying squad officer last Sunday was laid to rest at his home in Kabagare village in Lari constituency on Saturday. Mwangi was shot dead inside his car in Limuru town at dawn on Sunday after meeting friends at Club U-Turn. He lost Jubilee Party primaries for the Lari Kirenga ward representative race   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Kiambu |  Kiambu |  Limuru |  Lari |  Limuru |  Kirenga | 
It’s shock, awe, quiet in Kiambu and Nyandarua
It was business as usual in Kiambu town after the Supreme Court ruled that the presidential election be repeated in 60 days. But residents said the ruling was not in favour of the Kenyan voter, but rather was determined by politics. “I queued to vote from as early as 3am and voted for my favourite candidates. Now my decision and the decision of many other voters have been declared null and void   Read More ...
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Kiambu teachers want Sossion to leave KNUT
Teachers in Kiambu have asked Knut secretary general Wilson Sossion to resign after taking oath as a nominated MP. They said Article 77, section 1 of the constitution bars full time state officers from engaging in any gainful employment. Kiambu West branch executive secretary Michael Muna said Sossion is no longer eligible to continue serving teachers as their union boss. "Anyone who thinks he or she can hold two public offices with a lot of responsibilities is just lying to themselves and to people who are excepting their service” he said on Friday   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Kiambu |  Kiambu | 
Nairobi won’t be reverted to national government – Sonko
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has dismissed claims President Uhuru Kenyatta intends to scrap the county and revert its administration to the national government. He clarified his county government will partner with the national government on many projects. Sources had told the Star that the metropolitan city was to be expanded by hiving off parts of neighbouring Machakos, Kiambu and Kajiado. Amending the Constitution to scrap county number 47 would have required a referendum   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Nairobi |  Machakos |  Kiambu | 
Grabbers have stolen all public land in Kiambu - MP
Landgrabbing has become a thorn in the flesh of Juja residents in Kiambu county as hordes of fraudsters flock to the area. MP Francis Munyua yesterday said the landgrabbers are targetting the area because of the major ongoing developments, including the building of sewerage systems and tarmacking of roads. He said cartels have become a nightmare as they fraudulently acquire phony land documents and force out legimate owners   Read More ...
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Tags: Land | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Kiambu |  Juja |  Kiambu |  Juja | 
Murdered Kiambu politician William Mwangi to be buried on Saturday
Murdered Kiambu politician William Mwangi will be buried at his father's farm in Kibagare village on Saturday. The Jubilee Party member was shot dead inside his car in Limuru town at dawn on Sunday after meeting friends at U-Turn Club. Flying Squad police officer Edward Manjulu was arrested after the incident and arraigned on Monday. Mwangi’s father Joseph Kimani said the funeral service will be held at the Kibagare Primary School compound since they are expecting many mourners   Read More ...
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Tags: Crimes |  Death & Dying |  Murder Crimes |  Murders | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Kiambu |  Kiambu |  Limuru |  Limuru | 
Nairobi, Kiambu have most female nominees
Nairobi and Kiambu top the list of counties with the highest number of nominated female MCAs. While the city county has 34, Kiambu has 28 in the list of 559 that had to be nominated after Kenyans elected only 96 women MCAs in the General Election. The nominees were added to meet the constitutional gender threshold. An additional 90 female members have been nominated to represent marginalised groups   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Nairobi |  Kiambu |  Kiambu | 
Women politicians go to court to challenge nomination lists
In Kiambu, 85 women who were vying for MCA seats have also filed a case in court challenging their lack of inclusion in the list of nominated MCAs in the county. CRONIES. The list of nominees for MCA seats in Kiambu comprises of people who are not registered as voters and those who campaigned for politicians, including a gospel musician who entertained a particular politician's supporters throughout the campaigns   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Central |  Kiambu |  Kiambu | 
Kiambu and Nairobi counties have most nominated MCAs
Nairobi and Kiambu top the list of counties with the most number of nominated female members of the county assemblies, added to meet the constitutional gender principle. While the city county has 34, Kiambu has 28 in the list of 559 that had to be nominated after Kenyans elected only 96 women MCAs in the August 8 General Election. In the top five list, Kakamega has 25 members, Kisii 20 while Meru and Nakuru have 19 each   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Nairobi |  Central |  Kiambu |  Kiambu | 
Kiambu MCA aspirant is shot dead at Club U Turn in Limuru
An MCA aspirant who lost in the Jubilee Party primaries in Lari Kirenga ward, Kiambu county, was shot dead in Limuru town yesterday morning. William Mwangi was attacked and shot at close range in his car as he left Club U Turn at 3am. A police officer has been arrested in connection with the murder. Detectives said the building and construction engineer was shot twice in the head and in the right hand   Read More ...
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Tags: Death & Dying |  Obituary | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Kiambu |  Kiambu |  Limuru |  Lari |  Limuru |  Kirenga |  Lari | 
Cop arraigned over Kiambu politician's murder, detained seven days
The policeman arrested over the shooting of a Kiambu politician was arraigned on Monday but did not take plea. William Mwangi was shot dead inside his car in Limuru town at dawn on Saturday, after meeting friends at Club U-Turn. It was alleged that a police officer had confronted him and his friends while they had drinks after watching football matches in the club   Read More ...
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Policeman shoots, kills Kiambu politician over bottle of beer
A Kiambu politician was shot dead inside his car in Limuru town at dawn on Saturday after meeting friends at a club. William Mwangi lost Jubilee Party primaries for the Lari Kirenga ward representative race. It is said Mwangi was shot at close range when he left Club U-Turn at about 3am. Detectives said the building and construction engineer was shot twice in the head and on his hand   Read More ...
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Tags: Politicians | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Kiambu |  Kiambu |  Limuru |  Lari |  Limuru |  Kirenga |  Lari | 
Six-piece voting system locked out women seeking elective positions
Lack of civic education and political manipulation of candidates played a big role in locking out women seeking elective seats in Kiambu county. Jane Kamunge, who lost to Kiambu woman rep Gathoni Wamuchomba, said it is unfortunate that the Kiambu assembly has only one elected woman. She said there will be no women to champion women's issues. "Let us be honest, an elected person has more power than a nominated onperson and Kiambu lost for not electing women whom had vision and agenda and had vied for the seats, though we know lack of civic education on the ground has not put women to be strong in leadership," Kamunge said   Read More ...
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Kiambu Woman Rep apologises for opposing MP salary cuts
Kiambu’s new Woman Rep Gathoni wa Muchomba was on Thursday forced to withdraw her remarks opposing reduction of MPs’ pay and allowances by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission. She further apologised to her constituents, President Kenyatta and her Jubilee Party after an uproar from angry supporters and Kiambu voters who accused her of greed. The electorate also accused Ms Muchomba of disrespecting them through her remarks and initiated a petition to block her from being sworn-in   Read More ...
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Tags: Elections |  Voters | 
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I'm sorry, God-fearing Wa Muchomba tells Kiambu after salaries furor
Gathoni wa Muchomba has apologised to Kiambu residents for her remarks on SRC's move to reduce MPs' salaries. In an interview on Wednesday, the newly elected woman representative said her campaigns took a lot of resources and that she deserves more money. She further told NTV's Trevor Ombija that leaders are elected because they are qualified and should not be turned into beggars   Read More ...
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Police holding 17-year-old girl over death of Chris Msando
A 17-year-old girl is the latest suspect to be held by police over the murder of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) ICT Deputy Director, Chris Msando. She was presented before a Kiambu court Thursday where police successfully asked for more time to hold her. The Kiambu Juvenile Court allowed police to hold her at the Muthaiga Police Station for seven days as police continue with the investigation   Read More ...
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Girl arrested in Msando probe after phone link
Shares. , NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 24 – A girl whose phone was allegedly used to send threatening messages to former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission ICT boss Chris Msando has been arrested. Police say the girl was arrested in Awendo, Migori County. She was brought to Nairobi where she appeared before the Kiambu Juvenile Court and has been remanded at the Muthaiga Police Station   Read More ...
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