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Political parties charade lock out people living with disability

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Central Kenya leaders meet President Uhuru Kenyatta at Sagana State Lodge

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Central Kenya leaders meet President Uhuru Kenyatta at Sagana State Lodge


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Laikipia man stabbed to death in unclear circumstances

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Laikipia man stabbed to death in unclear circumstances


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Six people die following fire incident in Laikipia County

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Six people die following fire incident in Laikipia County


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Sarah Korere defeats Lempurkel in Laikipia North

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Sarah Korere defeats Lempurkel in Laikipia North


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Lempurkel charged with racial contempt, incitement to violence

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Matiangi says security operation in Baringo, Laikipia, to go on

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We’ll amend election laws whether Raila likes it or not, say two Laikipia politicians
The proposed amendment to the Elections Law will be passed in the National Assembly whether opposition chief Raila Odinga likes it or not, two Laikipia politicians have said. Laikipia West MP Patrick Mariru and Laikipia Senator John Kinyua on Saturday said NASA leaders are opposed to the amendment because they neither understand the Constitution nor the law. "But we want to tell Raila we will pass the law on Tuesdat whether he like it or not," Mariru said   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Laikipia | 
Stop politicising Laikipia grazing, blaming Uhuru, Kiunjuri tells leaders
Samburu and Laikipia leaders should look for better ways to address the grazing issue instead of using it as a campaign tool. Devolution Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri said this on Saturday evening, noting the solution should come form a committee made up of local administrators and elected leaders. He said the team should look into ending herders' problems once and for all   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Laikipia | 
Rustlers kill Laikipia's Enasoit Wildlife Sanctuary worker
Police in Laikipia North are investigating an attack on the employees of a tourist lodge in which one person was killed and another one injured on Monday night. Laikipia North police boss Joel Otii said Paul Kagema, 25, was killed with a spear while his colleague, George Wachira, 27, was injured after he was shot in the thigh. Mr Otii said the two were in a group of employees of Enasoit Wildlife Sanctuary who had gone to buy groceries at Naibor market at 7   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Laikipia |  North Laikipia | 
Two deny dealing in Sh1.2 million elephant tusks in Laikipia
Two elderly herders were charged on Friday before a Nanyuki court with being in possession of elephant tusks valued at Sh1.2million. Lokale Lemiliko, 54, and Mayunga Lengolei, 56, denied the charged before senior resident magistrate Evans Ngigi. They were accused of dealing with four pieces of elephant tusks weighing 14kg on September 14 at Kimanjo village, Laikipia North. The tusks are trophies of endangered wildlife species   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Laikipia |  Nanyuki | 
Political parties charade lock out people living with disability
Minority groups across the country have been locked out of nomination as political parties reward cronies and family members with the slots. The most affected are people with disability who are visibly missing from a number of county assemblies. In at least 17 counties, including Kwale, Kilifi, Taita Taveta, Makueni, Nyandarua, Nyeri, Murang'a, Turkana, West Pokot, Baringo, Laikipia, Nakuru, Narok, Kericho, Bungoma, Busia and Kisii, no single person living with disability was nominated   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Kwale |  Kilifi |  Makueni |  Nyandarua |  Nyeri |  Turkana |  Baringo |  Laikipia |  Nakuru |  Narok |  Kericho | 
We backed Uhuru for nothing - Kalenjins, Turkanas in Laikipia
Kalenjins and Turkanas living in Laikipia county have threatened to withdraw their support for Jubilee Party. They cited discrimination and oppression during county assembly nominations. On Wednesday, community representatives held a daylong meeting in Nyahururu and accused the Jubilee leadership of dishing out all nominations to âone big communityâ at the expense of small ones. They also said people living with disability have been neglected   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Rift Valley |  Laikipia |  Nyahururu |  Nyahururu |  Nyahururu | 
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 | 
Jumbos destroy six acres maize in Laikipia
A herd of elephants destroyed six acres of maize in Lorian village, Laikipia West, on Saturday night, causing a loss of millions of shillings. Farmer Duncan Mbogo yesterday said 18 mature elephants and three calves invaded his farm. The animals from Marmanet Forest have been wreaking havoc on farmers in Laikipia, but they usually do not invade in large herds. “Normally, about four to seven elephants would invade a given farm as they appear to distribute themselves across the county   Read More ...
Categories: Farming | 
Tags: Farmers |  Farms | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Laikipia |  Marmanet |  Lorian | 
Laikipia man stabbed to death in unclear circumstances
Police are looking for a woman suspected to have stabbed her boyfriend to death. Laikipia East OCPD James Githuka said Nicholas Kimutai was found dead in Katheri village. His boda boda was parked at the scene. "At around 7pm we received information from the public that a young man had been found dead in Katheri," said Githuka. The OCPD said they suspected that Kimutai might have quarreled with the girlfriend before the killing   Read More ...
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Tags: Social Issues |  Death & Dying |  Violence |  Obituary |  Killed |  Stabbing Death | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Laikipia | 
Arrest KDF officer linked to pupils' shooting, Laikipia leaders ask state
Laikipia leaders have asked the government to arrest and probe a KDF officer alleged to have shot dead a pupil and seriously injured his colleague at Rumuruti on Tuesday. They said at Parliament buildings that the two boys were heading to Familia Takatifu Primary School in Rumuruti and Suguta Marmar Primary in Samburu at the time they were hit. Laikipia East MP-elect Sarah Lekorere said that a military officer who is part of the security operation in the region opened fire at the pupils, killing one instantly   Read More ...
Categories: Education | 
Tags: Basic Education |  Pupils | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Laikipia |  Rumuruti |  Rumuruti |  Rumuruti | 
14-year-old boy shot dead in Laikipia; KDF soldier arrested
SUMMARY A 14-year-old boy has been shot dead in Laikipia a KDF soldier has been arrested in connection to the killing. Laikipia: A 14-year-old boy has been shot dead in Laikipia and a KDF soldier has been arrested in connection to the killing. In his statement Rift Valley Regional coordinator Wanyama Musiambo said a KDF officer has been arrested for allegedly shooting a 14- year-old boy at Rumuruti town in laikipia   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Law Enforcement |  Military |  Soldiers |  Arrests | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Laikipia |  Rumuruti |  Rumuruti |  Rumuruti | 
Don't use excessive force, NCIC tells KDF after Laikipia pupil's death
NCIC has condemned the killing of a pupil during a Kenya Defence Forces operation to flush illegal herders out of Laikipia. The pupil was killed on Tuesday morning after getting caught in clashes in Rumuruti. "We are calling for speedy investigations into the matter and avoidance of a repeat," NCIC chairman Francis ole Kaparo said. Kaparo said the commission supports the security operations but doesn't endorse destruction including burning houses and killing animals   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Laikipia |  Rumuruti |  Rumuruti |  Rumuruti | 
Residents of Laikipia decry indiscriminate killing of livestock
Residents of Lonyek village in Laikipia county are now living in fear following what they have termed as the ongoing police operation bordering on brutality in the region that has led to the death of their livestock and their houses burnt. The residents now want the government to intervene in the matter.   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Laikipia | 
Newly elected leaders in bandit prone Counties vow to end menace  
Elected leaders from the bandit prone counties of Laikipia, Baringo and Samburu have vowed to work together to foster peace in the region. The leaders have agreed to carry out development projects that will help minimise cases of cattle rustling and banditry in the area.   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Laikipia | 
Leaders seek dialogue over Laikipia security operation
Leaders from Laikipia and Baringo counties have differed on whether or not the ongoing security operation in the region should stop to give dialogue a chance. A section of the leaders who attended a meeting convened by Laikipia Governor Ndiritu Muriithi to discuss the security situation in the region had floated the proposal for dialogue and consultations. The governor had proposed a series of meetings with elected leaders from the three counties to ensure the security situation in the region is improved   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Baringo |  Laikipia | 
Troubled counties seek for peace
From right: Patrick Mariru (Laikipia West MP), Laikipia County Commissioner Onesmus Musyoki, Governor Ndiritu Muriithi, deputy governor John Mwaniki and senator John Kinyua during a peace meeting in Nyahururu yesterday. Photo/DAVID MACHARIA David Macharia @PeopleDailyKe. Newly elected leaders from Laikipia, Samburu and Baringo counties yesterday promised to use a different tack to improve security in the region. Speaking after holding a meeting with security agencies, Governor Ndiritu Muriithi of Laikipia said they would apply dialogue and consultation to find ways of keeping peace in the volatile region   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Baringo |  Laikipia | 
Laikipia, Kisumu commissioners booed at Nyong'o, Muriithi inagurations
The swearing in of newly-elected governors was disrupted by residents in Laikipia and Kisumu as they booed their respective county commissioners. Laikipia's Onesmus Musyoki was heckled on Monday as he read Devolution CS Mwangi Kiunjuri's speech. Residents chanted "Kiunjuri must go" despite pleas from Governor Ndiritu Muriithi for them to listen to the address. County woman representative-elect Catherine Watuguru and Laikipia East MP Mohammed Amin asked the CS to stop meddling in county affairs   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Laikipia |  Kisumu |  Central Kisumu | 
Laikipia leaders resolve to end invasions to 'save county face'
Laikipia leaders have committed themselves to ending land invasions that they note have adversely tainted the county's image. For months now, the county has faced many cases of cattle rustling and invasion of private ranches by herders from neighbouring counties. The attacks have left several people dead and many injured. The leaders said they will prudently manage public resources to end conflicts affecting ranches and businesses   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Laikipia | 
Neutrality to play role in selection of counties' speakers
Lobbying for the speaker’s post has intensified in Laikipia, Nyandarua, Nyeri, Kisii and Nakuru counties with external forces exerting influence on the choice of the next office holders. Speakers in Laikipia, Nakuru and Samburu have transited from the county assemblies after they successfully contested for various political seats in the August 8 polls. In Laikipia, Devolution Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri and newly elected Governor Ndiritu Muriithi are said to be exerting their influence on who carries the day   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Nyandarua |  Nyeri |  Laikipia |  Nakuru |  Nakuru | 
Police open inquest into fire that killed 5 children in Laikipia
A woman and five children Wednesday died in a fire that gutted their home at Matanya village in Nanyuki Wednesday. Residents watched helplessly as the fire consumed the two adjacent wooden houses, where the woman and her three children slept, before spreading to the next one where two of her neighbour’s children were. The owner of the rental houses, Joseph Theuri, said he had received a phone call informing him that his property was on fire and rushed to the scene   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Laikipia | 
Six die as fire burns houses in Laikipia’s Matanya market
Six people, among them a mother and her three children, perished Tuesday night after fire razed two residential houses in Matanya market, Laikipia County. Three of the children aged between 18 months and 18 years were sleeping with their mother, Beatrice Wambui, 29, when fire erupted a few minutes to midnight. Two others aged seven and six years had been left in an adjacent room by their mother   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Laikipia |  East Laikipia |  Lamuria |  Tigithi |  Matanya | 
Six people die following fire incident in Laikipia County
Six people among them a mother and her three children died on Tuesday night when a fire burnt down their wooden houses in Matanya village in Laikipia Central. The other two victims were members of another family. According to Laikipia Central OCPD Ben Changulo, the fire started at around midnight when the families were asleep. "We are surprised by this incident and we are still investigating the cause of the fire   Read More ...
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Controversial Laikipia North MP Lempurkel loses in poll
Controversial Laikipia North MP Mathew Lempurkel of Orange Democratic Movement has lost to his nemesis, Sarah Lekorere, who clinched the seat on a Jubilee ticket. Lekorere who was a nominated MP in the previous Parliament won after garnering 10,767 votes against Lempurkel’s 7,686 and Maina Munene’s (Independent) 6,048. The duo have on several occasions been involved in a public tussle over protocol issues whenever there is a huge gathering in the constituency predominantly occupied by pastoralists and arable farmers   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Laikipia |  North Laikipia | 
Independent candidates brave big party machinery to win seats
At least two governors, and 15 members of Parliament vying as independent candidates have braved awesome big party machinery to win seats. The leaders, most of whom returned to the race after losing in what they termed unfair party primaries, defied the waves created by strong political parties in their respective regions and were last evening headed for victory. Former Laikipia West MP Ndiritu Muriithi, who went independent after losing the Jubilee Party ticket in the Laikipia governorship contest, was ahead of incumbent Joshua Irungu   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Laikipia | 
Sarah Korere defeats Lempurkel in Laikipia North
Laikipia North MP Mathew Lempurkel has lost his seat to Nominated MP Sarah Paulata Korere who has garnered 10,767 votes against the incumbent's 7,686 votes. Ms Korere was vying on a Jubilee ticket while Mr Lempurkel was the ODM candidate. The arch-rivals once fought in the office of Interior Cabinet secretary. President Uhuru Kenyatta personally visited Laikipia North to campaign against Mr Lempurkel who is also facing charges relating to the invasion of ranches in Laikipia County   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Laikipia |  North Laikipia | 
Irungu, Lempurkel among five Laikipia politicians likely to go home
Laikpia Governor Joshua Irungu is among several elected leaders likely to lose their seats. Others whose re-election is on shaky grounds are Laikipia North legislator Mathew Lempurkel, Laikipia East MP Mutahi Kimaru and Laikipia West's Wachira Karani. Woman representative Jane Apollos could also be sent home. Votes are still being counted but the numbers so far place Irungu's sole opponent Ndiritu Muriithi four percentage points ahead   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Laikipia | 
Chebukati reports snags in Turkana and Laikipia, says 40% eligible voters turned out by 2pm
Voting is yet to begin in 11 polling stations in Turkana county due to bad weather, IEBC reported on Tuesday. The commission also confirmed disruption of voting at three polling stations in Laikipia North. But chairman Wafula Chebukati said the process will go on past 5pm in affected areas, even if this means an extension to Wednesday morning. Chebukati further reported that 40 per cent of registered voters had cast their ballots by 2pm according to 25,000 out of the 40,883 KIEMS gadgets   Read More ...
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Tags: Elections |  Voters |  Polling Stations |  Voting | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Turkana |  Laikipia | 
Several arrested in Nyahururu, Nanyuki over voter bribery
Scores of people were arrested Tuesday within Nyahururu and Nanyuki towns on claims of vote bribery. In Nyahururu, three people were arrested at the county hall where they were allegedly dishing out cash. Police moved in and arrested the trio who were driving in three vehicles. In Nanyuki, several people were arrested within the town and locked up. No other ugly incidents were reported with candidates for various seats calling for peace as people awaited the outcome   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Law Enforcement |  Crimes |  Arrests |  Bribery | 
72 Nanyuki prisoners vote but only for president
Seventy two Nanyuki GK prisoners are among eligible voters participating in the election on Tuesday. But the inmates who are serving short sentences can only choose a president, between incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA chief Raila Odinga. David Ndung'u, the facility's returning officer, said voting began at 7.30am. Julius Mwangi, who was released on July 27, also voted. Some Nanyuki residents complained their names were not in registers while others said the KIEMS could not identify them immediately   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Tags: Elections |  Votes |  Voting | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Rift Valley |  Laikipia |  East Laikipia |  Central Laikipia East |  Nanyuki | 
Kenya election heats up conflicts over ethnicity, Laikipia land
Mathew Lempurkel knew two issues would fire up voters in the drought-ravaged region of Laikipia ahead of Kenya's elections: race and land. The Laikipia North MP's promise, caught on tape last month, that "white people will go home" if Kenyans voted for the opposition on August 8 electrified his supporters and showed how national elections are inflaming long-running local disputes. The widespread protests and ethnic violence that followed elections a decade ago are unlikely to recur since the 2010 constitution gave counties more power and money and removed the winner-takes-all tradition of presidential patronage   Read More ...
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Agency pushes for durable solution to Laikipia insecurity
The government has been asked to seek lasting solutions to the raging security crisis in Laikipia County, which has seriously affected the country’s second biggest tourism circuit and resulted in the deaths of dozens, including 10 police officers. A new report by the International Crisis Group, a conflict-prevention organisation, blames the killings and fighting in the region on a combination of political incitement, historical grievances and changing weather patterns   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Security | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Laikipia | 
Candidates accuse Kiunjuri of interfering in Laikipia politics
Devolution Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri has stirred discomfort in Laikipia politics with a section of candidates accusing him of interference and openly campaigning for a select group. The minister is accused of openly supporting incumbent Governor Joshua Irungu and using government relief food to entice voters to side with his preferred candidates. Disgruntled candidates led by independent gubernatorial candidate Ndiritu Muriithi and Kanu candidate for the Senate seat Maina Njenga claim the Mr Kiunjuri has been camping in the county for the last two weeks with the aim of enticing voters to elect his preferred candidates   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Tags: Devolution | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Laikipia | 
Lempurkel charged with racial contempt, incitement to violence
Laikipia North MP Mathew Lempurkel has been charged with racial contempt and Incitement to violence. The MP allegedly said that the whites living in Laikipia will migrate when NASA wins the elections. Kibera Chief Magistrate Joyce Gandani released the MP on the same bond terms the court gave him on Monday this week. The case will be heard on September 5 this year   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Laikipia | 
UhuRuto take Jubilee campaigns to Laikipia, West Pokot, Busia
Jubilee Party will hold campaign in Laikipia, West Pokot and Busia counties on Thursday.President Uhuru Kenyatta, DP William Ruto and their teams will hold a rally in Nanyuk, Laikipia county, before proceeding to Kapenguria in West Pokot.They will hold other rallies in Adungosi in Teso and Port Victoria in Busia county.   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  West Pokot |  Laikipia |  Busia | 
UhuRuto campaigns head to Laikipia, West Pokot and Busia
Jubilee campaigns are today headed to Laikipia, West Pokot and Busia counties. President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to address residents of Laikipia at Ngenia Secondary school where supporters have started gathering.   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Laikipia | 
Matiangi says security operation in Baringo, Laikipia, to go on
The acting Interior Cabinet Secretary has said the ongoing security operation in parts of Laikipia and Baringo counties will not be halted as the country prepares for the August 8 elections. Dr Fred Mating'i said the Government would not sit back and watch as criminals terrorise citizens, adding that numerous incidents of insecurity in Laikipia have affected the country's economy. The CS was speaking in Nakuru, where he met security teams to discuss election preparedness   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Baringo |  Laikipia | 
We’ll pursue Laikipia bandits, rustlers during polls - official
Security operations in Laikipia and parts of Baringo will not be suspended during the election period, Rift Valley regional coordinator Wanyama Musiambo has said. Residents will be allowed to go out and vote freely on August 8, he said. “We are still going on with the operation and our aim is to ensure full security is restored the affected areas,” Musiambo told the Star yesterday   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Tags: Elections | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Laikipia | 
Laikipia Lands official found dead in Nanyuki river
The body of a Laikipia Lands department official was found floating in Nanyuki river on Tuesday morning. Eric Cheruiyot, 39, was found dead by passersby who informed security agents. Police also found the body of Timothy Ndirangu, 27, behind the county assembly offices. Laikipia East police boss James Kithuka ruled out murder saying the bodies had no physical injuries. "Documents belonging to Cheruiyot, including his ID and money, were intact in his pockets," he said, adding he could have drowned   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Laikipia |  Nanyuki | 
Muriithi sues IEBC over Sh500,000 fine for using Uhuru potraits in Laikipia race
Laikipia governor candidate Ndiritu Muriithi is seeking to reverse a decision requiring him to pay a Sh500,000 fine for using President Uhuru Kenyatta's portraits. In a petition before the High Court, he says the IEBC's move to condemn him for associating himself with Uhuru is unreasonable. Muriithi, an independent candidate, says Articles 33 and 36 of the Constitution guarantees him the freedom of expression and association   Read More ...
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