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Emotions High as Kangundo lady burnt with acid in Saudi Arabia is finally buried

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Mercy Sakim, the lady who was burnt in Saudi Arabia with acid, and her body got stranded there was laid to rest Friday 2nd December in Kangundo – Machakos county.

Speaking during the burial, Former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko who assisted in bringing the body to the country along with other two girls said that it was sad to see lives being lost when people are just going to hustle.

Sonko called on leaders to come up and help such desperate families because many of them fail to bury their loved ones because it is expensive to bring them back home.

“I never knew mercy or anyone in this family but a few people reached out to me and asked me to assist in bringing their loved one home, who died in Saudi Arabia. This Saudi Arabia thing has angered me a lot, how our brothers and sisters go there to hustle but many return while in coffins,” said Sonko.

“I thank CS Mutua for his efforts in assisting our people in foreign countries and I would like to urge all leaders to ensure they serve all Kenyans without boundaries because the majority are vulnerable and they are not able to do such things. That is my request,” he added.

His words were echoed by former Nairobi governor Ann Kananu who asked the government to ensure they investigate the agents who take people to other countries to work without knowing the work conditions or how they are doing.

“My request is for the government to take a keen investigation on the agents who contract people to go outside. Many of them do not care what the people they have taken are eating or how they are doing,” Kananu said.

Mercy died in Saudi Arabia while in hospital after acid was thrown at her in an alleged love triangle. Her body remained in Saudi Arabia as the family could not afford to bring it home until Mike Sonko intervened and helped them bring it this week.

Mercy left behind a son who Sonko promised to sponsor for his education.

Stephen Kasolo graduates from Multimedia University

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Kamba Gospel artist Stephen Kasolo graduated from Multimedia University Friday 2nd December 2022.

The singer graduated with a Bachelor of Applied communications degree.

Taking to Facebook, Kasolo said it has been a journey of devotion and commitment thanking his guardian and God for seeing him through.

“After a long journey of passion, devotion, and determination at the Multimedia University of Kenya with a Bachelor of Applied Communication. I am honored to speak on this very day flaunting to you my Supportive parents Mr. And Mrs. Shem Nyamai based in Mombasa. Mummy and Daddy, This win is for you. Your Pearls of wisdom have been my daily encouragement.” Kasolo said.

“I thank every one of you who has made this university what it is and every one of you who has supported my fellow students and me along the way. We have received an excellent education here, which makes it far more than a step between high school and the real world but rather a stepping stone to our futures.” He added.

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UDA Chair Muthama backs creation of a Powerful office for Raila

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UDA chairman Johnson Muthama has welcomed a proposal seeking to create a powerful taxpayer-funded office of the Leader of the opposition.

Speaking during an interview with a local media House, Muthama said that it would be unfair for the Kenyans who voted for ODM leader Raila Odinga not to have somebody to air their grievances.

Muthama added that he was in full support of the creation of the office for the opposition leader because it would also keep the government in check.

“President Ruto got 7.2 million votes, Raila received 6.9 million votes, look at that following behind Raila, are you telling me that that person does not deserve to have an office, to have his car fueled up to be able to reach the Kenyan who voted for him, it would be unfair to those Kenyans,” Muthama said.

“Let us recognize the efforts of the Kenyans that have elected the president with the majority votes and the leader of the opposition with fewer votes,” the UDA chairman added.

This comes after Azimio drafted a bill seeking to have a powerful office for ODM leader Raila Odinga funded by the Exchequer and with an annual address to parliament among other benefits.

The office will also have the powers and discretion necessary to solicit and mobilize for funding from all such sources, including donor funding to supplement its budgetary allocations to finance its various activities.

Machakos county Government on the spot for carrying out Chief officer interviews without Public Service Board

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On Tuesday 29th November 2022, Machakos County Assembly voted to impeach 3 Members of the public Service Board; Onesmus Muia Mutisya, Cecilia Mbinya Sereka, and Stella Nduku Muthoka.

Earlier on the same day, the Assembly received communication from the County Attorney that the chair George Kioko Luka had resigned. A day later, Governor Wavinya degazetted the 4 and Jane Mutheu who had resigned earlier;

The Gazette notice;

According to Chapter 13, article 235 of the 2010 constitution, the county public service board should comprise a chairperson, 3-5 members, and a certified public secretary. This means the county public service board currently lacks a quorum.

Mauvoo news has established that the county has been carrying out interviews of the shortlisted chief officers from the day the Assembly was impeaching the 4 members and the exercise will go on until 9th December 2022.

Over 174 people had been shortlisted in the different departments. With the board expected to carry out the interviews, concerns have been raised about the legality of the ongoing interviews.

Spotlight is also on Machakos County Assembly if they will agree to vet nominees who have not been interviewed by the Public service board as per the law.

Machakos county senator Agnes Kavindu’s has not commented on the matter despite having the role to oversight excesses of the executive.

Earlier on, in their petition, the board had accused Governor Wavinya of illegal hiring of 52 officials in the office of Governor and Deputy Governor and the chief of staff.

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Ex-Radio presenter Jacqueline Kalenga rises to Kitui Assembly Majority leadership

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Kitui County Assembly speaker Kevin Kinengo Wednesday (November, 30)announced changes to the House majority leadership.

The Speaker announced that Endau/Malalani MCA who was the Deputy Majority Leader has been replaced by former Musyi FM radio presenter Jacqueline Kalenga from Zombe/Mwitika ward nominated by the Wiper Party.

“Honourable members allow me to issue a communication regarding the change of leadership in the majority party, the county assembly leadership of the third assembly was constituted on 12th October 2022 an exercise taken in accordance with section 10 of the County Government Act 2012.Standing orders no. 15 (8)and (9) provides for the procedure for removal of a member of the county assembly leadership,” the Speaker stated while issuing the communication.

Speaker Kinengo noted that the Majority Party Whip and Kanyangi ward MCA Boniface Mukwate Katula wrote a letter to the Speaker on 30th November 2022 communicating a decision by the party to change the Deputy Majority Leader.

“The letter referred above addressed to my office informed the decision made by the majority party in regard to the position of the Deputy Majority leader and I wish to communicate that the Hon. Erastus Mbuno has ceased to be the Deputy Majority leader with immediate effect and has been replaced by Hon. Jacqueline Cate Kalenga. I wish to thank the Hon. Musyoka Mbuno for service to this house and congratulate Hon. Kalenga and wish her all the best,” Speaker Kinengo stated.


This comes after speculations that the Endau/Malalani MCA went against the Wiper party by publicly faulting the County Assembly for not going on with the vetting of the CECs nominated by Governor Malombe. According to a source from the Wiper Party, at least 20 Kitui Wiper MCAs signed for the removal of MCA Mbuno from the Majority Party leadership.

Biez Kaviru welcomes Newborn, fans suggest names

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Netizens have congratulated Kamba Artist Biez Kaviru on the arrival of his newborn yesterday.

Taking to his Facebook, Kaviru revealed that he had been blessed with a baby and asked his fans to help him give a name to his bundle of joy.

“Sasa mnaeza niita mubaba .wolululuu!!!! Welcome to the world toto. Nisaidie kumpa jina mwanangu ,” Kaviru on Facebook said.

This saw lots of his fans giving suggestions for the names while congratulating him. Here are some of the reactions:

Irene Ndis said, “If it’s a boy muite gift mwendwa na kama ni gal muite blessing kaviru be blessed,”

Faith Rolland said, “Welcome to the sweetest part of life… being called a dad or mum is sooooo sweet. karibu tena to parenthood kaviru,”

Emmanuel Muokih said, “Congratulations, the month legends are born, how about calling him Michael or Mike like my son born in the same month,”

Mwongeli Dorcus said, “Usikubali kupewa jina ya moto, biblically it’s the father’s responsibility and mandate to name his children,”

Joseph Muema said, “Congrats…nousisya kabudget as per your song…hii song ungwataa candy vangi,”

Meshack Mwengei said, “Congratulations bro! Welcome to fatherhood. You’ll love it here!”

Bonnie Ke said, Unataka kusema hii sio ya Valentines day?? anyway, congratulations Kaviru.”

Patrick Ngali said, “Jina swafi- Boy=Ngwate, Girl= Mukwate.”

Kaviru’s announcement comes just a day after his fellow artist Alex Kasau Katombi welcomed a newborn. Missed the story? check it out below;

Makueni Gender, Children, Youth, Sports & Social Service CEC – Who is Nicholas Masila

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Nicholas Masila was born in Mbitini ward in 1978 and resides in Kasi Keu ward – Kilome.  He started school in Kalumbi Primary and later joined Starehe Boys center from 1992 to 1995.

After Starehe, Nicholas joined JKUAT to pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree and graduated in 2001. He worked with Mark Pharmaceuticals as a production supervisor and thereafter Biodine Laboratories in the same capacity.

He then proceeded to Nobel Chemicals Ltd as a production manager and later to Kenyatta university Kitui campus as an Administrative assistant. From 2014, he worked as the county office manager office of senator Makueni. From 2017 to August 2022 he worked as a Personal Assistant to then-Senate Minority Whip Mutula Kilonzo Junior.

The seemingly Mutula right-hand man was also a political advisor to Governor Mutula.

During vetting by Makueni County Assembly, he informed the panel that he will get a database of all People living with disabilities in Makueni county and work with the Department of Devolution and well-wishers to ensure PWDs get funding and capacity building.

On the rampant cases of defilement in the county, Nicholas said he was ready to take on those who defend defilers of children and the defilers so that the habit ceases in the county.

He also vowed to do away with drug and substance abuse like Muguka and negative traits from the west.

Nicholas Nzioka is worth 12 million.

Katombi welcomes newborn son, fans react

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Kamba Benga artist Alex Kasau alias “Katombi” Tuesday 29th November announced the arrival of his son.

Taking to Facebook, Katombi said, ” Welcome to the world Prince K.A -29.11.2022.”

The announcement received a lot of reactions from his fans congratulating him. Here are some of their reactions;

DJ Biado said, “Congratulations sir. Eka nzyoke wíí onakwa nimanthe ka prince“.

Nico Kyalo said, “Congratulations 29th is always a special day.”

MCA Tricky said,”Iyaaa! Kasau Jr tyuu muisilile ! Congratulations Bazu!”

Kihobe Kihobe said, “Congratulations bro, a lion is born to us .”

Francis Kakyewa said, “That’s awesome! Congratulations!… welcome to the World, my dear Nephew.”

Munyoki Hamington said, “Just when the Lions of Teranga have done us proud as a continent, what a day!”

Seba Whites said, “Congratulations!! Uncle wa mitoto.”

Jane Robert said, “Kabazuu…Congratulations to you both. Great health to mother and baby.”

Producer and Artist Toby Bisengo said, “Congrats bazu, it’s always amazing to be a daddy.”

Melis morgan added, “Congratulations!!Welcome to this World Kabazuu kadogo”

What’s your message to Benga artist Katombi on the arrival of his son? Let us know in the comment section below;