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Kibra ODM Organizing Secretary Resigns

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ODM Kibra branch Organising Secretary Sigar Agumba |FILE|PHOTO|COURTESY|

ODM Party’s representative in Kibra, Sigar Agumba, has resigned as the organising secretary of the political outfit in the constituency.

Agumba says he is disappointed that ODM “does not support home-grown leaders”.

The ODM Party organising secretary ran for Kibra parliamentary seat in 2013, a contest he came second in.

Agumba suggested he could run for the Kibra by-election penciled in for November 7 on a KANU Party ticket.

The ODM Party will, on Saturday, September 7, announce its candidate in the Ken Okoth-succession race.

When KenyaOnlineNews visited the nomination polling stations in Kibra on Saturday morning there were so many officials of the party who were disgruntled after not being able to cast their votes after it turned out their names were missing from the Membership list the party is using to conduct the primaries.

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Sonko Charged afresh in Corruption Case

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Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has been charged afresh in the Ksh.357 million graft case against him.

On Tuesday, February 18, 2020 the prosecution substituted an earlier charge sheet with a new one.

In the new charge sheet, the prosecution removed three names of accused persons and one company – Danson Muchemi, Zablon Onyango and Webtribe Limited – thereby leaving Sonko and three others in the case.

Sonko, in count one, is charged of conspiring to commit an offence of corruption and dealing with suspect property in the sum of over Ksh.14 million in respect of a contract alongside Fredrick Odhiambo alias Fred Oyugi, ROG Security Limited and Antony Otieno Ombok alias Jamal.

Sonko is also charged with another count of conflict of interest where he is alleged to have received Ksh.8.4 million from Fredrick Odhiambo alias Fred Oyugi, T/A Yiro Enterprises, through ROG Security Limited.

The prosecution indicated witnesses that there are some witnesses who will be put under witness protection and urged the court to use pseudo names in their statements and give evidence in a closed-door session.

However, the defence team objected and urged the prosecution to make a formal application and argue it.

The case will be mentioned on February 26 for pre-trial hearing.

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High Court Bars Vetting of Deputy Governor Nominee Anne Mwenda

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The High Court has barred the Nairobi County Assembly from vetting Deputy Governor nominee Anne Mwenda.

In a ruling delivered on Monday, the court suspended the vetting pending the hearing and determination of a petition filed by a Nairobi resident identified as peter Agoro.

The vetting exercise had been scheduled for Tuesday, February 18, as the assembly resumes its sittings.

Embattled Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko nominated Ms Mwenda last month.

Prior to the nomination, Ms Mwenda served as the county Disaster Management and Coordination Chief Officer.

She was cleared and her name submitted to the assembly for vetting by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on February 11, 2020.

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Kenyan Envoy to South Sudan is Dead

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Kenya’s ambassador to South Sudan, Chris Karumba Mburu has died of a heart attack.

The ambassador’s family broke the news on Monday morning without disclosing further details of the death.

Amb. Karumba previously served as the National Intelligence Service (NIS) director.

The death comes soon after the Ministry of Foreign Affairs lost another staff member, Ms Vivian Talash Ntimama.

Vivian died while abroad on January 31, 2020 and was buried in Kenya on February 16.

She was eulogized as “a patriot and a devoted civil servant who dedicated herself to the service of our country and its people”.

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