List of Machakos County Secondary School Games Winners

Several Schools from Machakos County are set to move to Regionals after the recently concluded County Secondary School Games.

St. Francis Katangi Boys High School trounced their opponents Muvuti in Hockey to emerge winners of the game. They won three points to one in the shootouts after Muvuti failed to score in the four quarters.

Ben Muia, Katangi Boys Games Master said that they had high hopes in the team and they hope to defend their title in the regionals to remain the Hockey champions in both County and the Region without a penalty shootout.

“Last season, we were the Eastern Region champions and we were in position 6 at the National level. Our hope is that we are going to defend our championship in Meru and even do much better at the National level,” said Ben.

Katwanyaa Mixed Day and Boarding Secondary School emerged as the County Rugby winners. They beat St. Augustine school in Mavoko 14 points to 0.

Mauvoo News got an opportunity to speak to the games master of Katwanyaa High School, Frazier Kioko who revealed that a lot of teamwork and practice secured their win and they are also hopeful of going to the National Level.

“We beat Muvuti High School in the semi-finals and we also beat St. Augustine in the finals 14 points to zero. We are here because of great teamwork, discipline, and training well. Mr. Simiyu our coach has been of great help to us because he goes out of his way to train the team and we we can proudly say we are the best in the country,” said Kioko.

AIC Nyayo Girls won the Girls’ hockey category against Kiundwani Girls. Muthetheni Girls won Girls’ Basketball, and Lukenya School won boys’ Basketball against Machakos School.

St. Austine Matuu Day Secondary won in the Boys’ Handball games while in the Girls’ Handball games, Charles Muli Inyaanzani Secondary school emerged as winners.

Mwala: Student nursing burns after acid attack by classmate


A form 4 student from St. Stephen Musaalani Secondary School sustained burn injuries around her neck after an acid attack incident occurred in the school.

According to a Police report seen by Mauvoo News, the student who is aged 18 years old was attacked by a fellow student during a lab lesson and she threw acid at her.

The mother of the victim reported the matter to the Police before she rushed her daughter who had 5 percent-degree burns on her neck to Mwala Level 4 Hospital for treatment.

“Reported today by Emmaculate Munyiva a resident of Kandumbu Village, Mwala that today at around 1500hrs she received information that her 18 years daughter and Form 4 student at St. Stephen Musaalani Secondary School was sprayed with acid at the school lab by her fellow classmate well known to her,” read the police report.

“She was rushed to Mwala Level 4 and admitted. Police officers from Mwala Police Station visited the student at the hospital where she was found with a 5 percent degree burn around her neck, shoulders, and ears and in stable condition,” the report went on.

Police now have launched investigations to determine what transpired.

Mwingi: Shock as tout found dead outside his house


A 33-year-old man was on Tuesday morning found dead outside his house in Mwingi town, Kitui county.

The incident was confirmed by Mwingi Central Police Commander Peter Mutuma.

The Police boss said that the man identified as Joseph Kiteme who hails from the Mui area in Kitui East sub-county worked as a tout in Mwingi town and lived near the bus park.

He noted that the body of the man was found by his brother Morris Muema who alerted the police.

Mutuma said the body had no visible injuries but he was bleeding from the mouth and nose.

“He was lying facing upwards and blood was oozing from his mouth and nose. It’s not clear how he died but has been complaining of chest pains before his demise” said the Police Boss.

The cause of death has not been established but an autopsy will shed light on his death.

His body was moved to Mwingi Level 4 Hospital mortuary for postmortem as investigations into the incident began.

The deceased brother, Muema told the media that Joseph was calm and friendly and he had come to take him to their rural home due to his deteriorating health before bumping into his body.

Machakos: Farmers decry quality of subsidized fertilizer

Farmers from Matungulu Sub-county have decried the quality of government-subsidized fertilizer bought from the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB), Tala Branch.

They raised concerns that the fertilizer is full of small stones which are more than the combinations that make the fertilizer compounds.

Speaking to Mauvoo News, one of the farmers said that they realized that after applying fertilizers to their crops something looking like stones was being left behind after the rest has dissolved and intrigued them.

The farmers said after consulting they found out that it was the same in many farms and the fertilizer that had that residue was coming from Cereal Board Tala.

“As farmers, we are really disappointed in this subsidized fertilizer because it has more stones than fertilizer. We know that when you apply fertilizer in your crops it dissolves after rains but this one you go to the farm in the morning and you find it has not dissolved only to find stones,” said one of the farmers.

“Our plea is to the Government to help us as farmers because we are spending money to buy this fertilizer. A 50 kg bag goes for 3,250 and it is sad to find half of it is stones rather than fertilizer, how will we know our crops are going to yield if we use such things,” asked another farmer.

Depot Manager at Tala Cereal Board Alice Muiruri said that they had not received any complaints from the farmers about the fertilizer even though that type of fertilizer the farmers were complaining about is no longer available.

She noted that if anyone had complaints they should raise them with the Head office in Nairobi or fill out a complaints form to the Cereals Board and it would be looked into.

“We have not received any complaints from the farmers about our fertilizers. If it has stones I do not know because I just receive and disperse and when it comes it’s sealed and approved by KEBS. Let them come fill up complaints forms and the matter will be looked into,” Muiruri said.

The Agriculture office in Matungulu informed Mauvoo News that the fertilizer was blended and the stones were alkaline so they would dissolve later as the crop grow.

Syombua Osiany names Presenters who helped her get Musyi job


Inuka show host and former Citizen Radio presenter Syombua Osiany says her landing a job at Musyi FM was miraculous.

In an interview at a local station, Syombua said that she completed her studies at Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC) and joined Royal Media Services-owned radio Musyi FM as an intern.

While at the Radio station, the presenters were impressed with her work pushing for her to be employed.

“By the time I graduated, I was already at Musyi FM. I joined Musyi FM in March 2007 and while there those working there loved me a lot, in fact when my attachment was over, and I am saying this before God these people pleaded for my employment,” Syombua said.

“These people include Nzau wa Kalulu, Wavinya Muthiani, Jacob William Maunda, Christine Ndanu, and others, they pleaded with the management not to let me go,” she added.

Mauvoo News is the biggest News platform for Lower Eastern Kenya. Advertise with us to reach a wide and diverse audience. Contact – 0737733010

She noted that she began as a Weather presenter before being absorbed as a full-time presenter.

“When Esther Ndunge ‘Mwiitu wa Musumbi’ left the station is the time I was confirmed as a presenter,” she noted.

She hosted ‘Aikii’ and ‘Kwaka Musyi’ at Musyi FM until 2014 when she moved to sister station Radio Citizen.

In 2014, there was a position left vacant at Radio citizen and when she went for interviews she was chosen to replace Maggy Waithera at the Chapa Kazi morning show.

She also hosted ‘Wingu la Baraka’ and later the Pambazuka show.

In June 2020 Syombua was among the journalists who were laid off by the company due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

“On that fateful day, I did my morning show and went back home and slept. On waking up at around 10 am I found missed calls from my boss who asked me to go to work immediately,” Syombua disclosed.

“I rushed to work and found many people going in and sensed something was not right. On getting to the reception people who worked in TV, Citizen radio, and other vernacular radio stations were in a somber mood and some were crying. I found myself consoling them even before I was handed my letter,” she added.

Syombua says she never carried a grudge from the sacking because she is aware many companies were struggling to stay afloat due to the pandemic.

Machakos Chief Officer on the spot over alleged fake Degree certificate


Machakos Chief Officer in the Department of Industry and Innovation Joseph Munywoki Munyao is on the spot over an alleged fake degree.

According to a letter from the University of Nairobi seen by Mauvoo news and addressed to B.M Mung’ata and company advocates, the Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting option) Degree was not issued by the institution on November 29th, 2005.

Also, the institution claims that Munyao’s name is not on their list of graduation convocations thus a case of forgery.

“Reference is made to your letter dated March 2, 2023, Ref. No. BMM / PET / WMM / 1 / 2023, on the above subject. This is to state that the copy of the Degree certificate forwarded to us for Joseph M. Munyao for Bachelor of Commerce ( Accounting Option ) at Second Class Honours ( Lower Division ), for November 29, 2005, is NOT genuine and was NOT issued by the University of Nairobi,” read the letter in part.

“The name is not in any of our graduation convocations. This is therefore a clear case of forgery,” it read further.

The letter;

Controversy marred the list of Machakos County Chief Officer nominees in December 2022. While some of the nominees are said not to have applied or been shortlisted, others are said to not have met the qualifications, missed the story? check it out below;

The county at the time did not have Public Service Board quorum and did not meet the two thirds gender rule. However Machakos County MCAs unanimously approved the nominees.

Machakos Businessman and Wiper Supporter Pius Musembi dies


Wiper Supporter and renown Machakos Businessman Pius Musembi Kivindu has passed on.

Kivindu died on Sunday morning after a grisly accident at Greenpark, Athi River in Machakos county. His vehicle lost control and rolled severally.

He was also the Mavoko/Syokimau Welfare Association Chairman.

Musembi will be remembered for his push to have squatters at East African Portland Cement land in Athiriver settled.

Mavoko MP Patrick Makau eulogized Musembi and disclosed that plans for a befitting send-off were underway.

He disclosed that Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka was going to issue a press conference concerning the death of Musembi.

“It’s with great sadness that I’ve learned of the death of my friend, Chairman Pius Musembi Kivindu who perished this morning in a nasty accident on Mombasa road near the green park.” MP Makau said.

Together with my Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka, We are currently at The shalom hospital to issue a press conference and prepare a befitting send-off for him,” He added.

Fast-rising Kamba comedians shaking comedy scene


There are many popular Kamba comedians like Chipukeezy, MCA Tricky, Churchill, Sammy Kioko, and Tom Daktari among others.

However, there are little-known ones who are making their way to the top of the comedy scene and cannot go unnoticed, and here is a list in no particular order.

Kayeye comedian

Born Isaac Kisoi but also known for his two characters Kayeye and Madam Platinumz.
Kayeye is portrayed as a village boy who doesn’t know English or Swahili but communicates in the Kamba dialect.

Madam Platinumz is portrayed as a fashionista middle-aged woman with pockets loaded. She is also ready to serve ‘tea’ about anyone and everyone from their village in short Miss Know it all.

He began comedy in 2015 in a comedy skit played on Kyeni TV. Kayeye rose to work with big artists and is now and indomitable in the comedy world. He also Mcees in events.

Nzomo Mweene

Hailing from Mukusu in Masinga sub-county of Machakos county Emmanuel Mutiso known by his fans as Nzomo Mweene came into the limelight in 2021.

He did short skits and posted them on his Youtube account but got a breakthrough after exploring TikTok which gave him fame.

Apart from doing comedy he is a guitarist and has composed several songs.

To be Featured on Mauvoo News or to Advertise with us, reach out on 0737733010

Mutanu comedian

The character is played by journalist Linah Musangi who works for Mutongoi TV and the Star newspaper.

She began her comedy a few years ago and has grown fast. She has over 14,000 followers on Facebook and over 3,000 subscribers on YouTube.

Kavuu wa Mutiso

Known as Carol Ndunge and part from doing comedy she is an actress and a gospel singer.

She plays the character Kavuu in a comedy group Ala Makai, and Nomo Ingi alongside fellow comedians Yonayona, Muthonga, Mwongeli, and Kisaingu.

She has 42,000 followers on her Facebook page and over 8,000 subscribers on their YouTube page.

Kasee wa Makoti

Joseph Munyao Began as a poet while in High school then started, acting set books, and later skits and Mceeing for a living.

He has also been featured in a program called Kasee on Mutongoi TV that has been running for 2 years.

Lasalo comedian

Mostly does shows with comedians Salome and Kayeye. He has 31,000 followers on Facebook and over 14,000 subscribers on Youtube.

He and other comedians like Kayeye, Ndama Ndama, and Meshack Mwengei will be launching Utisi media in April.