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Three shot dead as NASA protesters storm Bondo police station

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No vote in Siaya until IEBC heeds to NASA demands - Rasanga and Wandayi

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No vote in Siaya until IEBC heeds to NASA demands - Rasanga and Wandayi


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Siaya leaders tell off AG Githu

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Resign or we’ll throw you out on Monday – six Siaya MPs

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Nyong'o appoints ex-KMTC boss Olang'o Onudi acting Kisumu secretary

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IEBC condoles with family of murdered Siaya poll official

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I will dispatch MCAs to block polls, says assembly speaker
Siaya County Assembly Speaker George Okode has said there will be no elections in the county on October 26. This is the date the repeat presidential poll is expected to be held. Okode said he would lead all MCAs to ensure no voting takes place if the electoral agency insists on pushing through with its plans. “The law is very clear that elections must be conducted in each of the 290 constituencies   Read More ...
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Tags: Elections | 
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Cops mobilised to stop anti-IEBC demos in Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa
Anti-riot police have been deployed to stop NASA protesters from accessing major cities for demonstrations on Monday.The Opposition said there would be week-long protests against the IEBC.They are protesting against the electoral agency's failure to respond to its irreducible minumums, including the ejection of CEO Ezra Chiloba.Police have been warned against using live bullets against protesters.On Friday, three people were killed in Bondo, Siaya county, while dozens of others were injured in Kisumu and Migori counties   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Nairobi |  Siaya |  Kisumu |  Bondo |  Central Kisumu |  Bondo | 
Unfair demands, greed will be your downfall, Gem MP tells Siaya MCAs
Gem MP Elisha Odhiambo has faulted Siaya MCAs for rejecting Governor Cornel Rasanga’s nominees for County Executive Committee positions. Odhiambo said the grounds for rejecting the nominees lacked merit and accused the ward representatives of abusing their powers. "The MCAs are supposed to look at the suitability of the nominees for public office as stipulated in chapter six of the constitution," he told journalists on Sunday   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Siaya |  Gem | 
Three shot dead as NASA protesters storm Bondo police station
Three people have been shot dead during anti-IEBC protests in Bondo, Siaya county on Friday. Police reportedly shot to disperse a crowd of Opposition demonstrators attempted to storm a police station, a local official told Reuters. County Commissioner Josephine Onunga said a group of around 20 youths had attempted to take over Bondo police station and that officers had been forced to open fire to repel them   Read More ...
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Tags: Social Issues |  Death & Dying |  Protests |  Obituary |  Protesters | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Siaya |  Bondo |  Sakwa |  Maranda |  North Sakwa |  Bondo | 
Members of public hold Siaya County Assembly hostage
Members of the public in Siaya County held an assembly hostage as Members of County Assembly (MCAs) debated on a report of the committee on appointment. The protesters who started their demonstrations in the morning intensified the protests in the evening during the proceedings that began late. They also chanted slogan songs claiming that some MCAs had betrayed the electorates   Read More ...
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Man dies after inhaling teargas during Siaya anti-IEBC demos
One person died after choking on teargas during anti-IEBC demonstrations in Siaya county on Monday. The Opposition said protests will take place on Mondays and Fridays for the removal of IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba. The demonstrations are also being held in opposition to amendments to electoral laws. The protests turned chaotic when the demonstrators stormed the electoral agency's offices on Monday, forcing officers to hurl tear gas canisters   Read More ...
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No vote in Siaya until IEBC heeds to NASA demands - Rasanga and Wandayi
Governor Cornel Rasanga and Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi have asked Siaya residents to boycott the repeat election until IEBC meets NASA conditions for the fresh vote. They said the irreducible minimums set by the Opposition to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission must be met if there will be elections on October 26. The two told journalists in Siaya on Saturday that they will lead the Monday and Friday demonstrations against proposed amendments to electoral laws   Read More ...
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Tags: Elections |  Election Commissions |  Votes |  Voting | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Siaya |  Ugunja | 
Siaya leaders tell off AG Githu
A section of leaders from Siaya County have told off Attorney General Githu Muigai over claims that President Uhuru Kenyatta still has executive powers. Muigai had stated that there will be no constitutional crisis in this country if elections are not held within the 60 days as directed by the Supreme Court. He pointed that President Uhuru will still remain in office, with full executive powers until a new president is sworn in   Read More ...
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Rasanga unveils plan to pull down shacks in Siaya town
Governor Cornel Rasanga has asked owners of shanty structures in Siaya town to renovate them or they will be demolished. He said the move is to upgrade the town to make it attractive for more business. "My plan is to ensure that all towns within the county conform to a modern plan," Rasanga said on Wednesday. He said this during the official opening of the second county assembly, where he urged the MCAs to back the plan   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Siaya |  Alego Usonga |  Siaya |  Karemo |  Alego | 
Resign or we’ll throw you out on Monday – six Siaya MPs
Six Siaya ODM legislators say they will physically kick out of office IEBC chief executive Ezra Chiloba on Monday if he has not resigned. Lead by Alego-Usonga MP Samuel Atandi, they said it will be better if Chiloba starts packing early to avoid their wrath. âHe has only two days from now to pack his belongings from that office,â he said   Read More ...
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Siaya ODM leaders threaten to kick Chiloba out of office by Monday
Six Siaya ODM MPs have said that they will kick out IEBC ceo Ezra Chiloba out of office on Monday if he does not resign before then. Led by Alago Usonga MP Samuel Atandi, the legislatures said it will be better if Chiloba starts packing as early as now to avoid their wrath. The leaders spoke in Rarieda on Thursday during their first campaign trail in the hunt for votes for NASA presidential flag bearer Raila Odinga   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Siaya |  Rarieda | 
Clinical officers issue strike notice over delayed July salaries
Clinical officers have threatened to down their tools on September 15 as their July salaries have been delayed. George Gibore, secretary general of the Kenya Union of Clinical Officers, said Siaya, Meru, Nyandarua and Kiambu are among countieswhose workers have not been paid. The 7,000 clinical officers in public hospitals also want the Salaries commission to release salary evaluation results. "Failure to do so means our suspended strike will resume on that day and we will have daily demonstrations to push for our demands", he said   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Nyandarua |  Siaya | 
Why Siaya residents threaten to attack PLO Lumumba's rural home
According to Paul Kiarie, Siaya Couty OCPD, PLO Lumumba's workers allegedly received death threats from unknown people. Four police officers have been stationed at Lumumba's homestead in Usigu division, Bondo Sub-county and have been there the entire Tuesday. The area OCPD said they received some information that unknown people are planning to attack and destroy PLO Lumumba's house property. This is after PLO Lumumba's remarks on the presidential petition where he told the Supreme Court to dismiss the NASA petition terming it is "dead on arrival"   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Siaya |  Usigu | 
Siaya cop flees after allegedly killing wife over another man
Siaya officers are looking for a policeman accused of shooting and killing his wife who is also a member of the service. Walter Magamu allegedly shot his wife Mercy Amu in the chest and leg at Yala AP camp on Monday evening. He is an Administration Police officer based in Kericho while Amu was an AP based at Yala. Sources at the camp, who did not want to be named, said trouble started when Magamu visited Amu without notice   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Siaya |  Yala | 
Lobby accuses police of rights abuse after polls
According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), the police used excessive force by shooting and beating protesters in Nairobi, the Coast and counties in Nyanza region — Kisumu, Siaya, Migori and Homa Bay. CRACKDOWN. The demonstrations followed the announcement of President Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner. EXCESSIVE FORCE. The group said police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters, who reciprocated by pelting them with stones and other objects, blocking roads with stones and burning tyres on roads   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Nairobi |  Siaya |  Kisumu | 
Mother of three shines bright path on solar lamps use
Ms Owuor has created her niche selling solar lamps to households without electricity supply and residents in rural areas. She gets SunKing and Delight solar lamps from suppliers in Kisumu and sells in Kisumu, Homa Bay, Migori and Siaya counties.   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Siaya |  Kisumu |  Central Kisumu | 
Rasanga tasks MPs to fill posts
Eric Juma @PeopleDailyKe. MPs from Siaya county will vet and approve suitable candidates for the nine Cabinet slots Governor Cornel Rassanga’s government. The governor said each of the six MPs has 21 days to forward names of three people who meet the qualifications to serve in positions within their constituencies. “I do not want to be held responsible for any failure that is why I have let the formation of cabinet in the hands of MPs who included Gideon Ochanda (Bondo), Elisha Odhiambo (Gem), Otiende Amollo (Rarieda), Opiyo Wandayi (Ugunja), Chris Karan (Ugenya) and Samwel Atandi (Alego/Usonga) to enable them bring forth competent persons,” he said   Read More ...
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Rasanga asks Siaya staff for fresh applications, says no unfair sacking
Governor Cornel Rasanga has asked all Siaya CEC members to reapply for their posts and dismissed rumours those who did not support him will be sacked. Rasanga noted all the executives were on five-year contracts and that retaining them without other applications would be against the law. He said only those who satisfy the interviewing board will continue serving and assured residents that the process will be free and fair   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Siaya | 
Governors’ move to kick out staff could expose them to legal suits
The recently-elected governors have been in office for barely a week yet their disruptive start is being severely felt by county staff. While the first term governors are seeking to rid the counties of the staff hired by their predecessors who were also their opponents in the last election, those who have been re-elected for a second term like Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga and Migori’s Okoth Obado have also purged some staff they accuse of supporting their opponents   Read More ...
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Governor Anyang’ Nyong'o picks Siaya Health CEC as County Secretary
SUMMARY Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o has picked a member of the Siaya County executive as his new county secretary Former Health Executive Olang’o Onudi replaces Ojwang’ Lusi, who has been holding the position in an acting capacity Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o has picked a member of the Siaya County executive as his new county secretary. Former Health Executive Olang’o Onudi replaces Ojwang’ Lusi, who has been holding the position in an acting capacity   Read More ...
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Gumbo's campaigners tear into Rasanga over staff intimidation
Nicholas Gumbo's campaign managers have accused Cornel Rasanga of "inciting overzealous youths to intimidate" county workers who backed him. Gumbo, who is former Rarieda MP, faced Rasanga in the Siaya governor race on August 8 and lost. Led by Maurice Omondi (Alego/Usonga) and Dick Oello(Ugunja), the campaigners said blocking the staff from accessing offices was a "shameful and outdated act". Omondi and Okello noted the workers were only exercising their democratic right   Read More ...
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Nyong'o appoints ex-KMTC boss Olang'o Onudi acting Kisumu secretary
Governor Anyang' Nyong'o has appointed Charles Olang'o Onudi acting Kisumu county secretary.Onudi served as Kenya Medical Training College director before Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga appointed him health CEC. He replaces Ojwang Lusi who held the position in former Governor Jack Ranguma's administration."This letter serves to inform you that I have appointed you as acting county secretary with immediate effect," reads the letter signed by Nyong'o   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Siaya |  Kisumu |  Central Kisumu | 
It's do or die in county speaker races as campaigns hot up
The race for the powerful county assembly speaker position has intensified in western Kenya counties with incumbents and candidates who lost in the August polls jostling for the seats. The seats in Kisumu, Kakamega, Siaya, Homa Bay, Kisii, Nyamira and Kericho counties have attracted a total 20 candidates as campaigns hot up in the devolved regions. KISUMU. The speaker position is considered one of the most powerful in counties after that of the governor and head county assembly service board, the body responsible for running administrative functions of the regional Houses   Read More ...
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Tags: Elections |  Election campaigns | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Kakamega |  Siaya |  Kisumu |  Homa Bay |  Nyamira |  Central Kisumu | 
Atwoli warns governors over sacking officials
Operations at the Siaya County headquarters were Tuesday paralysed after angry youth blocked a number of employees from accessing their offices, accusing them of campaigning against Governor Cornel Rasanga. This follows a directive by Governor Rasanga who publicly asked all workers who campaigned for his opponents not to report to work. ILLEGAL. A number of offices manned by chief officers and directors remained vacant as most of their occupants feared embarrassment by the youth   Read More ...
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Drama as youths bar ‘anti-Rasanga staff’ from county offices
There was drama at the Siaya County Government offices when angry youths stationed themselves at the gates to vet staff who were anti-Governor Cornel Rasanga before they could report to their offices. The youths paralysed operations as they barred staff whom they felt opposed Governor Rasanga during the just concluded election campaigns. The operation scared a number of Chief Officers and Directors among other staff who feared being evicted from their offices   Read More ...
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Rasanga tells Siaya County staff who supported opponents to resign
Siaya Governor Cornell Rasanga has told all county workers who supported his opponents in the just concluded elections not to report to work Tuesday. Mr Rasanga, who was speaking during his inauguration ceremony, said that it is not right for the workers who were against his re-election bid to continue working in his government. However, it is not clear what law Mr Rasanga used to “sack” the county employees   Read More ...
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Family of Mrs Odiga want police to expedite investigations
The family of an election officer found killed in unclear circumstances has asked police to speed up investigations and arrest those behind her murder. The body of Caroline Odiga, a teacher at Ugenya High School, in Siaya County, was discovered by passers-by at around 11am on August 19, according to the family. Mrs Odiga was a Deputy Presiding Officer with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) at the Miyare Primary School polling centre in the August 8 General Election   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Siaya |  Ugenya | 
Mother watches as daughter,14, is snatched by a crocodile in Homa Bay
A 14-year-old girl was on Thursday killed by a crocodile on Ng’ou beach in Lake Victoria, Homa Bay county. Hellen Amondi had gone to fetch water when she was attacked. The class six pupil at Ndonyo Primary School in Siaya county was in the company of her mother Margaret Atieno and twin sister. Atieno said, “We were almost leaving the shore but she went back to clean mud on her feet when the crocodile grabbed her,” Atieno said   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Siaya |  Homa Bay | 
IEBC condoles with family of murdered Siaya poll official
IEBC on Sunday sent a condolence message to the family of the late Caroline Odinga.Caroline, a deputy presiding officer in Ugenya, was found dead and her body dumped near her home in Sega."The Commission sends condolences to the family of the late Ms Caroline Odinga.""She was a DPO (temporary staff) in Ugenya during the polls," the electoral agency said on twitter   Read More ...
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Police investigating brutal killing of IEBC official, Caroline Odiga
SUMMARY Body of Caroline Odiga was found near her home in Sega Township with multiple cuts on the head, face and neck Before her death, Odiga had gone to Sega Polytechnic where they had been summoned for a meeting by some IEBC officials Ukwala OCPD Paul Tiriki said investigations have been launched to find the truth Police in Ugenya, Siaya County are investigating the brutal killing of a teacher who worked as a Deputy Presiding Officer in the just-concluded General Election   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Siaya |  Ugenya |  Sega | 
IEBC deputy presiding officer murdered in Siaya County
Police in Siaya are investigating an incident where the body of a middle aged female teacher, who was a deputy presiding officer with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), was discovered on Saturday morning in a thicket at Sega trading centre, Siaya County. Ms Caroline Odinga's body was found by residents who were on their way to attend the burial of slain IEBC ICT director Chris Msando in Lifunga village   Read More ...
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Youths block Ugenya roads to stop Chebukati, Chiloba from attending Msando burial
Ugenya youths on Saturday mounted roadblocks on all major roads leading to the venue of Chris Msando's funeral service. The lot says they are on a mission to ensure IEBC chairman Wafula Chebuka and CEO Ezra Chilloba do not attend the burial. The group said they are angered that the two electoral agency officials betrayed the late ICT manager and NASA leader Raila Odinga   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Nyanza |  Siaya |  Ugenya | 
Msando body arrives in Kisumu for final journey
SUMMARY Family and leaders ask government to bring ICT manager’s killers to book IEBC ICT manager to be laid to rest today following brutal murder days to the General Election ?Family and friends of the slain electoral commission ICT manager Chris Msando fought back tears as his remains landed at the Kisumu International Airport yesterday on his final journey to Lifunga home in Siaya County where he will be buried on Saturday   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Siaya |  Kisumu |  Central Kisumu | 
FIRE WITH FIRE: Police explode tear-gas canisters in Siaya to scare crowds [PHOTOS]
When police in Siaya County got tired of playing cat and mouse games with pro-Raila Odinga's demonstrators along the Siaya Kisumu highway following the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta, they came up with a new trick. They resorted to throwing tear-gas canisters into the burning fires that the demonstrators lit to block the roads. TALK OF THE DAY: Police brutality unacceptable in civilised society Prof Nyong'o makes critical intervention likely to end Kisumu stalemate The canisters would later explode, scattering the crowds   Read More ...
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Chris Msando's body arrives in Kisumu on way to Siaya
The body of slain IEBC ICT Manager Chris Msando has arrived at the Kisumu International Airport before being taken to his rural home in Lifunga Kobiero, Siaya County, for burial tomorrow. The body arrived aboard a Kenya Airways flight at 13.15pm accompanied by family members, including Mr Msando's widow Eve Buyu and children. KILLED. The body will be taken home by road   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Siaya |  Kisumu |  Central Kisumu | 
Requiem mass for Msando held, burial in Siaya on Saturday
The requiem mass for the late Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) ICT manager Chris Msando was held Thursday morning at Nairobi’s Consolata Shrine in Westlands. IEBC top officials led by Chairman Wafula Chebukati attended the mass and called on authorities to speed up investigations over Msando’s brutal murder. Msando will be buried on Saturday at Lifunga Kobiero village in Ugenya, Siaya County   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Nairobi |  Siaya |  Ugenya |  Consolata Shrine | 
Graft claims, party politics cost Ranguma his seat
Party politics, corruption and nepotism allegations, as well as unmet campaign pledges, may have sent Kisumu Governor Jack Ranguma home and made him the only incumbent in the Nyanza region who did not recapture his seat. Mr Ranguma, who ran as an independent, lost to his political nemesis, Kisumu Senator Anyang’ Nyong’o (ODM). Mr Ranguma’s counterparts in Siaya, Migori, Homa Bay, Kisii and Nyamira counties recaptured their seats on an ODM ticket   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Siaya |  Kisumu |  Homa Bay |  Migori |  Central Kisumu | 
Eight MPs sent packing in Nyanza after losing ODM ticket
Only two independent candidates were elected as MPs in ODM strongholds of Homa Bay, Kisumu, Migori and Siaya counties. They won two seats out of 29 constituencies in Migori, Homa Bay, Kisumu and Siaya counties. This is despite political pundits predicting success for Independents following flawed ODM primaries. No Independent candidate won governor, woman representative and senator seats, with ODM candidates having comfortable wins   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Siaya |  Kisumu |  Homa Bay |  Migori | 
Siaya family wants justice for son killed by cops in post-election demos
A family is demanding justice after their son was reportedly shot dead by police during post-election protests in Siaya. Zaccheus Ouma who hailed from Jonyo village was shot in the chest on Friday night and died on the spot. The 29-year-old was among youths who poured into the streets to protest against President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory. Ouma's step mother Consolata Miyoyo and uncle Paul Oduma said they were informed of their son’s death by a neighbour   Read More ...
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Siaya family demands justice for their kin killed by 'police'
The family of a man shot dead in Siaya as police broke up violent protests is seeking justice for their kin. Mr Zechariah Ouma, 30, was allegedly killed by anti-riot police along the Siaya-Kisumu highway on Saturday as locals protested President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory. WIDOW. His widow Jackline Atieno and his mother Consolata Oduor on Tuesday demanded immediate compensation from the government   Read More ...
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