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MP Wanyonyi Sponsors 200 Youth to Pursue Driving Courses



Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi today commissioned the training of 200 youth to pursue motorbike and car driving courses at AA and Rocky Driving Schools respectively.

“CDF has paid for 100 youth to pursue car driving course with 100 sponsored to pursue motorbike driving lessons,” Wanyonyi said.

The legislator said that this will go a long way to empowering youth with skills that can endear them to driving jobs.

He asked the youth to maintain a high level of discipline even as they are being trained

“We are here to help you get a work license to avoid unwarranted arrests by police.Secondly, you will be taught personal safety.Thirdly, you will be trained on discipline. If you are not disciplined your work will have challenges,” Mr Wanyonyi added.

Westlands NG CDF will sponsor the training to the tune of KES 1 Million and the youth are expected to complete the course in three months time.

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Westlands MP Wishes KCSE Candidates Success



Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi has wished KCSE candidates in Westlands success in their exams whose practicals have commenced.
The legislator personally handed over success cards to candidates at Nairobi School, Hospital Hill, Parklands Arya and Highridge Secondary schools.
He asked the candidates to believe in themselves adding that he was confident they will excel.
“Get into the exam room and do your best. Remember that your success also belongs to your parents and teachers as well,” said Hon Tim Wanyonyi.

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Nyoro Given Authority To Exercise Executive Powers by Court



Kiambu Deputy Governor James Nyoro has been given a green light to re-organise the county government while exercising executive powers, following the withdrawal of a petition barring him from reshuffling the cabinet.

The petitioner told Justice Onesmus Makau, that she was no longer interested to pursue the application that was filed following an order barring Governor Ferdinand Waititu from setting foot in office until his corruption case is heard and determined.

Through lawyer Kibe Mungai, Nyoro told Justice Onesmus Makau that the order, which was granted without hearing his side of the story, was not warranted because he did nothing that affects the complainant- Marion Njeri.

Justice Makau had barred Nyoro from reshuffling any member of the county executive or any other chief officers, pending the hearing of the petition filed by the Kiambu voter.

Mungai further told the court that there was a petition, pending before the High Court, challenging Section 32 (4) of the County Government Act that denies a deputy governor to nominate, appoint or dismiss any officers. He said it would embarrass the courts, were two judges to arrive at different interpretations.

According to Mungai, the Employment and Labour Relations court lacked jurisdiction to hear the matter since there are constitutional issues, which needs to be determined before the matter proceeds.

The lawyer informed the court that it is only a Constitutional court that can interpret provisions of Article 179 (5) of the Constitution of Kenya and Section 32 (4) of the County Governments Act.

Nyoro argued that as the acting governor, he required sufficient legal capacity and scope to discharge his functions to ensure smooth service delivery, efficient governance and accountable administration.

Njeri, however, through lawyer Nelson Masaviru objected to the application to lift the orders arguing that Dr Nyoro would be acting outside his mandate if allowed to reshuffle the cabinet.

The lawyer submitted that they were properly before the Employment court and it has the powers to hear the petition.

Justice Makau will give his ruling on October 11.

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Uhuru Dismisses All Kenya Ferry Services Board Members



President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent home all members of the Kenya Ferry Services board following the ferry incident that led to the deaths of Mariam Kighenda and her 4-year old daughter Amanda Mutheu.

In a special gazette notice dated October 16, President Kenyatta revoked the appointment of Dan Mwazo as Chairman of the Kenya Ferry Services board and Daula Omar, Naima Amir, Philip Ndolo, Rosina Nasigha Mruttu as members.

“IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred by section 7 (3) of the State Corporations Act, I, Uhuru Kenyatta, President and Commanderin-Chief of the Defence Forces of the Republic of Kenya, revokes the appointments of Dan Mwazo, Daula Omar, Naima Amir, Philip Ndolo, Rosina Nasigha Mruttu, as Non-Executive Chairperson and members of the Kenya Ferry Services Limited, with effect from the 16th October, 2019,” reads the notice.

Ms. Kighenda, 35, and her daughter drowned after the car they were in slipped out of MV Harambee ferry and sunk into the Indian Ocean.

Their bodies and the car were retrieved from the Likoni Ferry Crossing channel 13 days after the incident occurred.

Earlier, John Wambua pointed an accusing finger at the Kenya Ferry Services over the death of his wife and daughter.

Wambua says his wife Mariam Kighenda was an experienced driver and he believes she would never have made such a mistake to reverse out of the ferry midstream.

A post-mortem conducted on the bodies of Mariam Kighenda and her 4-year-old daughter revealed that the two died out of suffocation.

The post-morterm was conducted at Jocham Hospital mortuary in Mombasa where the bodies are being preserved.

The family, through spokesperson Luka Mbati, expressed satisfaction with the results, saying burial arrangements would kick off immediately.

However, Mr. Mbati added that the family intends to sue Kenya Ferry Services over the incident.

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