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Raila forced to land in Oyugis as heavy rains pound Kisii rally venue
Raila Odinga’s planned rally at Marani in Kisii County delayed on Tuesday for several hours following a heavy downpour.
By Eric Abuga 17 days ago
Raila forced to land in Oyugis as heavy rains pound Kisii rally venue
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Raila expected at Gusii Stadium for final rally ahead of polls
Raila Odinga is seeking to capitalise on his changing fortunes in the region where for the first time, some of his fiercest critics are supporting his bid.
By Eric Abuga 18 days ago
Raila expected at Gusii Stadium for final rally ahead of polls
Damage, injuries, teargas after rowdy group storms IEBC meeting in Kisii
Property of unknown value was on Wednesday destroyed at the Kisii Agricultural Training Center (KATC) after a rowdy group stormed the IEBC’s meeting with county candidates
By Eric Abuga 30 days ago
Damage, injuries, teargas after rowdy group storms IEBC meeting in Kisii
Magoha asks school heads not to chase away students with arrears
CS Magoha called on school heads to use the available resources and ensure that all students remain in school. He warned private developers who have grabbed land belonging to schools.
By Eric Abuga 1 month ago
Magoha asks school heads not to chase away students with arrears
Martha Karua, Ida Odinga to open Sh27m centre for gender-based violence victims
The centre will have a 40-bed hostel, a police desk, nursing room and counselling centre. Region records alarming number of GBV cases with almost 80 per cent unreported.
By Eric Abuga 1 month ago
Martha Karua, Ida Odinga to open Sh27m centre for gender-based violence victims
Fred Matiangi, James Ongwae clash over passage of Kisii county's Sh12 billion budget
Calls by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i for investigations into the passage of the Sh12 billion Kisii county budget have attracted criticism from Governor James Ongwae
By Eric Abuga 1 month ago
Fred Matiangi, James Ongwae clash over passage of Kisii county's Sh12 billion budget
County farmers upbeat as bid to boost avocado farming pays off
The number of avocado trees in Kisii County has gone up to 809,049, on an average of 1,600 hectares of land.
By Eric Abuga 1 month ago
County farmers upbeat as bid to boost avocado farming pays off
County farmers upbeat as bid to boost avocado farming pays off
The number of avocado trees in Kisii County has gone up to 809,049, on an average of 1,600 hectares of land.
By Eric Abuga 1 month ago
County farmers upbeat as bid to boost avocado farming pays off
Two women give birth while attending Kenya Kwanza rally in Kisii
They each gave birth to baby boys in a difference of 30 minutes.
By Eric Abuga 1 month ago
Two women give birth while attending Kenya Kwanza rally in Kisii
Azimio: We'll win in first round with a landslide
Raila says he is on a journey to transform the country and will root out graft. Kalonzo says they have already won the hearts of almost all regions.
By Eric Abuga 2 months ago
Azimio: We'll win in first round with a landslide
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Jubilee team plans to reap big from Azimio's solid support base in Kisii
They say Jubilee will play a pivotal role in formation of the next government. In 2017, Jubilee won five parliamentary seats in the region.
By Eric Abuga 2 months ago
Jubilee team plans to reap big from Azimio's solid support base in Kisii
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Musalia Mudavadi, Raila Odinga intensify battle for Western and Nyanza votes
Analyst says the fact that Western does not have a presidential candidate makes it attractive to key political players. Osoro says ODM can no longer claim Nyanza stronghold.
By John Shilitsa 2 months ago
Musalia Mudavadi, Raila Odinga intensify battle for Western and Nyanza votes
Going against the tide, young Gusii aspirants daring the old guards
The August 9 poll could present an opportunity for the young aspiring politicians to showcase their prowess in the region’s politics.
By Eric Abuga 2 months ago
Going against the tide, young Gusii aspirants daring the old guards
Focus shifts to manifestos from clan politics in race for Kisii top seat
Infrastructure, health, youth empowerment and agriculture rank high in the aspirants’ manifestos.
By Eric Abuga 2 months ago
Focus shifts to manifestos from clan politics in race for Kisii top seat
ZaheerJhanda: Meet the Kenyan-Asian daring to break Kisii's clan politics
Businessman ZaheerJhanda will be making his second attempt to capture the Nyaribari Chache parliamentary seat after narrowly losing to Richard Nyagaka in 2017 election.
By Eric Abuga 3 months ago
ZaheerJhanda: Meet the Kenyan-Asian daring to break Kisii's clan politics
Pastor accused of murder claims wife died by suicide
A former pastor who has been charged with killing his wife told her family that she took poison, a court heard.
By Eric Abuga 3 months ago
Pastor accused of murder claims wife died by suicide
Kisii town mourns renowned engineer, son, killed in accident
Robert Onduko died on the spot, while his son Pharrell Onduko succumbed on arrival at a nearby hospital.
By Eric Abuga 3 months ago
Kisii town mourns renowned engineer, son, killed in accident
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Big money campaigns rock Kisii as five candidates eye governor's seat
Aspirants have been splashing money in the campaigns, including erecting billboards. Handsome cash handouts have seen most farmers abandon their farms in the last one month.
By Eric Abuga 3 months ago
Big money campaigns rock Kisii as five candidates eye governor's seat
Kisii Woman Rep race a repeat of 2017 battle
The Kisii Woman Representative race might turn out to be a repeat of the 2017 competition that saw ODM’s Janet Ongera clinch the seat.
By Eric Abuga 3 months ago
Kisii Woman Rep race a repeat of 2017 battle
Realignments rock Kisii after lost nominations
Political formations are slowly emerging in Kisii as parties complete nominations.
By Eric Abuga 3 months ago
Realignments rock Kisii after lost nominations
Arati gets ODM nod, set to graduate with master's degree
MP Simba Arati has been fighting claims of lacking proper academic papers.
By Eric Abuga 3 months ago
Arati gets ODM nod, set to graduate with master's degree
Police arrest three suspects linked to Homa Bay woman assault incident
The National Police Service says the three are in police custody and are being processed to be arraigned for the offence of assault causing actual bodily harm.
By Eric Abuga 4 months ago
Police arrest three suspects linked to Homa Bay woman assault incident
Matiang’i steps back from Gusii politics, leaves locals guessing
Although he has never officially declared interest in the presidency, some of his colleagues in the Cabinet vouched for him.
By Eric Abuga 4 months ago
Matiang’i steps back from Gusii politics, leaves locals guessing
ODM goes for fresh blood in Kisii, Nyamira counties
The party lost all parliamentary seats in the two counties in the 2017 General Election but was saved by the entry of Pavel Oimeke, who won the Bonchari seat in the May 2021 by-election.
By Eric Abuga 4 months ago
ODM goes for fresh blood in Kisii, Nyamira counties
ODM’s delicate balance in picking suitable county bosses in Nyanza
Siaya is a county which the ODM party will want to win in all the seats since it is the home of Mr Odinga, its presidential flag bearer.
By Eric Abuga 4 months ago
ODM’s delicate balance in picking suitable county bosses in Nyanza
107 to battle in Kisii for ODM party ticket
About 107 parliamentary and county assembly aspirants in Kisii will battle it out for the ODM ticket on Thursday.
By Eric Abuga 4 months ago
107 to battle in Kisii for ODM party ticket
ODM Kisii ward aspirant killed three days to party primaries
Thomas Okari, 38, suffered a cut in the head and succumbed to the injuries at a private hospital in Kisii town on Monday morning.
By Eric Abuga 4 months ago
ODM Kisii ward aspirant killed three days to party primaries
Nairobi businessman travels to Kisii for ODM primaries, hacked to death
Thomas Akari's family suspects he was killed because of his involvement in politics.
By Eric Abuga 4 months ago
Nairobi businessman travels to Kisii for ODM primaries, hacked to death
Sh158m banana factory starts making flour, boosts economy
A Sh158 million banana processing factory has started operations, providing a much-needed market for local produce.
By Eric Abuga 4 months ago
Sh158m banana factory starts making flour, boosts economy
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Kisii: Scarce land but an economic powerhouse
The county is a big producer of bananas and indigenous vegetables that find their way into markets such as Kisumu, Nairobi and Europe.
By Eric Abuga 4 months ago
Kisii: Scarce land but an economic powerhouse
Clinical officer who testified in Sharon Otieno murder case reported missing
Cliff Momanyi, the Clinic Officer who testified in on Wednesday in the ongoing murder case against Migori Governor Obado is missing.
By Eric Abuga 4 months ago
Clinical officer who testified in Sharon Otieno murder case reported missing
Wiper, ODM suffer blow as hopefuls join rival parties
In Kakamega, Prof Kutima dumped ODM, saying party operatives attempted to scuttle his ambition to succeed Governor Wycliffe Oparanya.
By Eric Abuga 5 months ago
Wiper, ODM suffer blow as hopefuls join rival parties
Is it strategic retreat or plain indecisiveness for Maangi?
On Friday, Dr Joash Maangi defected and teamed up with Ruto. His return to UDA is a boost for the DP who has lost key men in the last few days.
By Harold Odhiambo 5 months ago
Is it strategic retreat or plain indecisiveness for Maangi?
Crowded race as Nyaribo seeks to defend his seat after 18 months
Nyamira Governor Amos Nyaribo will have been in office for only 18 months by the next General Election...
By Stanley Ongwae 5 months ago
Crowded race as Nyaribo seeks to defend his seat after 18 months
Raila takes Azimio campaign to Gusii as more Ruto allies decamp
ODM presidential hopeful Raila Odinga heads to Gusii region today as the battle for the area's more than 800,000 votes heightens.
By Eric Abuga 5 months ago
Raila takes Azimio campaign to Gusii as more Ruto allies decamp
Kisii serves up more than just ‘matoke’ in rise as financial hub
Kisii County has in the recent past undergone a major economic transformation, boosting businesses and attracting new ventures.
By Eric Abuga 5 months ago
Kisii serves up more than just ‘matoke’ in rise as financial hub
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Motego: We've failed to plan, that's why we are planning to fail
We sneak through a thin path in Boitangare village, in Nyamache, Kisii County to a warm welcome from former Harambee Stars striker Henry Motego.
By Eric Abuga 5 months ago
Motego: We've failed to plan, that's why we are planning to fail
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Has Mudavadi found fresh fire power or fighting survival battle?
Critics say Musalia Mudavadi on Ruto’s coattails to save his political career. ANC leaders claim he has had enough of “betrayals and ridicule”.
By Harold Odhiambo 6 months ago
Has Mudavadi found fresh fire power or fighting survival battle?
Fire guts businesses in Kisii town
Gas cylinder stores, 3 mid-size hotels, shops destroyed in 3 pm fire at Kisii Town main bus terminus; inferno broke out after the gas explosion..
By Eric Abuga 6 months ago
Fire guts businesses in Kisii town
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Clan and party to decide next Kisii governor
The battle for the next Kisii County governor is likely to narrow down to clan, party affiliation and choice of running mate.
By Eric Abuga 6 months ago
Clan and party to decide next Kisii governor