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Tim Wanyonyi Sponsors Boy Who Walked From Nandi to Kakamega High School



Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi (R), George Ingatwa (C) and Kakamega School Principal Gerald Orina (L) when Hon Wanyonyi visited the school on Wed, Jan 29, 2020

Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi has accomplished his promise of paying full school fees for George Ingatwa who walked from his home in Nandi County to report to Kakamega High School.

Hon Wanyonyi took his time to visit the boy in school on Wed,Jan 29, 2020, where he presented a cheque to cater for the boys full year school fees.

He also committed to sponsor the boy through his four years in school. He encouraged the boy to work hard to pursue his dreams.

The boy scored 390 marks in KCPE 2019. He had trekked for 57 km to report to his secondary school.

Ingatwa’s mother who had no means to pay her son’s school fees, had sent him off to Kakamega School without any money for upkeep or transport.

Upon arrival in Kakamega, the boy met the school’s principal Gerald Orina and gave him his admission letter.

“He had a letter in his hand and he said,”I have come to school,”.The boy looked needy and was barefooted,” stated Orina, the principal.

Touched by his quest for education, Mr Orina inquired further about the boy’s background.

“They are living in a very poor state. The mother looked sickly,” observed the principal. Ingatwa lives in a tiny grass-thatched house with his mother and five brothers and sisters.

The matter reached Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi who promised to cater for the boys school fees.

The boy would like to pursue a career in journalism.

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Police officer Arrested for Rape




DCIO the Directorate of Criminal Investigation Officer (DCIO) Jervason Njeru is accused of raping a suspect who had been detained for questioning in his office on Sunday, May 31st

The suspect was being held for charges of obtaining money by false pretense.

Njeru was arrested on Tuesday, June 2nd, by his colleagues from DCI Headquarters in Nairobi.

Forensics officers who examined the lady concluded that her claims were valid, leading to the arrest of the senior detective.

A police report seen by Capital FM News the detective pinned the woman on the office floor.

“The officer used force and sexually abused her. This happened on the floor of the office whereby he had put some sacks on the floor,” the police report read in part.

“After the act the accused then released the complainant and she walked away while crying, she met a female police officer who assisted her after narrating what had happened to her,” an Occurrence Book report recorded

Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti on Wednesday, June 3rd, said the officer will remain suspended from duty pending charges by prosecution.

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Sonko ends Fight with Nairobi Metropolitan Service



Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko signing the Nairobi City County Supplementary Appropriation Bill, 2020

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has ended a standoff over funding with the newly created metropolitan authority.

He ended the impasse after assenting to the Nairobi City County Supplementary Appropriation Bill, 2020ending a two-month long standoff.

“I have today (Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020) assented to the Nairobi City County Supplementary Appropriation Bill, 2020,” Sonko, who had declined to approve a Sh15 billion budget, stated.

The Bill was was assented after it was passed on Tuesday, June 2nd by the Nairobi County Assembly allocates Sh3.5 billion to the Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) headed by Director General Mohamed Badi.

NMS’s budget includes Sh2.25 billion for recurrent expenditure and Sh1.25 billion for development expenditure for the current financial year ending on June 30.

The Governor had rejected the initial budget in April, claiming the Supplementary Bill submitted for his assent had approved funds that were not meant for the transferred functions.

ADVERTISEMENT. SCROLL TO CONTINUE READING.Sonko said the proposed allocations were contrary to the Deed of Transfer he signed on February 26.

Sonko however asked the Nairobi Metropolitan Services to adhere to the deed of transfer which he signed in February, under which he ceded some county functions to the metropolitan authority.

The Governor transferred four key functions – Health, transport, public works and planning, and development services – whose budgets and resources now fall under the control of the Badi-led agency.

The move was meant to ensure smooth running of services in Nairobi County, at a time when the Governor has been barred from accessing his office at City Hall over graft charges over graft charges.

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MP Tim Wanyonyi, Sidian Bank help 500 Kangemi Needy Families with Food Relief



Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi (Left) hands over a food hamper to one of the Kangemi residents (Centre) while flanked by the Sidian Bank Westlands Branch (Right) on May 29, 2020. PHOTO|TIM SANDE

Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi has partnered with Sidian Bank and Centum Foundation to provide relief food to 500 vulnerable families from Kangemi informal settlement.

Speaking at Westlands primary, the legislator thanked the organizations for their generous donations to many families who have lost most of their income due to the adverse effects of the Corona-virus COVID-19 pandemic.

“I want to thank Centum and Sidian Bank for standing by our vulnerable communities in Westlands,” said Mr Wanyonyi.

Mr Wanyonyi said that he took the initiative to look for donors to assist the families who have been negatively affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.He said Sidian bank came in handy and agreed to support the initiative.

Sidian Bank, Head of Marketing Mrs Joan Njuguna said that they decided to reach out to our fellow Kenyans with relief food to sustain them for at least two weeks.

“We decided, let us help  our fellow Kenyans by giving them some little food that will sustain them for at least two weeks. So that they can be able to pull through this period,” said Mrs Njuguna.

Ajiry, Mastercard Foundation and National Youth Council assisted in the implementation of the Zero Contact Food Distribution process.

Rahab Nduta Mwirigi and Josephine Shikami who  were among the beneficiaries, thanked the MP and the bank for the donations, saying that it was timely.


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