Mungiki fear, illegal fees keep matatus off route in Murang’a

Mungiki fear, illegal fees keep matatus off route in Murang’a

By NDUNG’U GACHANEMore by this Author Murang’a County Commissioner Mohammed Barre has issued a stern warning to suspected members of the outlawed Mungiki sect who have been preventing several public service vehicles from plying along the Kaharati-Muthithi-Kigumo-Kangari road. The 41-kilometre stretch is now used by only one matatu sacco – Kigumo Travellers Sacco. Other operators […]

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Former MCA who works as storekeeper seeks driver’s job

Former MCA who works as storekeeper seeks driver’s job

By NDUNG’U GACHANEMore by this Author A former member of county assembly (MCA) from Murang’a has broken his silence on the tribulations has been going through after losing his seat in the 2017 elections. He has now decided to apply for a driver’s job at the assembly where he served as a lawmaker. Mr Joseph […]

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Kangema farmers to benefit from Sh300m milk plant

Kangema farmers to benefit from Sh300m milk plant

By NDUNGU GACHANEMore by this Author Dairy farmers in Kangema, Murang’a County have come together to venture into milk processing and have built a Sh300 million plant which will start its operations by the end of this year. The over 5,000 dairy farmers have avoided bank loans, opting to contribute money from their own savings […]

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Theft suspects facing angry mob in Murang’a implicate police

Theft suspects facing angry mob in Murang’a implicate police

By NDUNGU GACHANEMore by this Author Police bosses in Murang’a are investigating claims that some officers are part of gang that has been breaking shops and stealing valuables before selling them at Makutano market and Thika town in Kiambu County. The gang of three was arrested by an angry mob in Kiambamba village, Kambiti Location […]

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High Court orders KTDA audit after tea bonuses fall

High Court orders KTDA audit after tea bonuses fall

By NDUNGU GACHANEMore by this Author The High Court in Murang’a has ordered the Auditor General to conduct an independent audit on tea earnings, bonuses and the produce supplied to the Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) in 2018 and 2019. Judge Kanyi Kimondo gave the order Monday after Murang’a Governor Mwangi Wa Iria sought orders […]

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Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro apologises for last Sunday’s chaos at Gitui

MP Ndindi Nyoro apologises for Murang’a church chaos

By NDUNG’U GACHANE More by this Author Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro has apologised for last Sunday’s chaos at Gitui Catholic Church. The MP, who is allied to Tanga Tanga Jubilee group, disagreed with Kieleweke team led by Nominated MP Maina Kamanda. The legislator, who was at Igwe ACK Church a few meters from Gitui Catholic […]

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Chuka varsity student murder suspects freed on bond  

Chuka varsity student murder suspects freed on bond  

By NDUNG’U GACHANEMore by this Author Five suspects accused of murdering Chuka University student Maureen Wanjiku Mwihaki have been released on a Sh500,000 bond each or a surety of the same amount. Ms Mwihaki died after attending a graduation party in Kiharu estate in Murang’a County. The suspects Brenda Wanjiru, Allan Muchangi, Maureen Wanjiru, Joseph […]

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Agony in Kiharu as strange flies make locals' lives miserable

Agony in Kiharu as strange flies make locals’ lives miserable

By NDUNG’U GACHANE More by this Author Residents of Kandundu village of Kiharu Constituency in Murang’a County have expressed concerns over bites by strange flies which then leave eggs on their skins that then hatch into larvae. They say the flies come from the Gatogi dumpsite which is some 200 metres from their homes and […]

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Ndindi Nyoro likens his woes to those of Kenneth Matiba

Ndindi Nyoro likens his woes to those of Kenneth Matiba

By NDUNGU GACHANEMore by this Author Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro has described his dramatic arrest on Monday and subsequent release as a “State attack” and has likened the whole incident to what the late multi-party doyen Kenneth Matiba faced, saying that both scenarios paint the same picture – that of using State powers for political […]

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