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Abducted student claims life in danger, wants security

Eldoret, Kenya: University student leaders are now calling on Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi to intervene and assist an embattled University of Eldoret (UoE) student leader obtain an inter-university transfer letter following a recent abduction.

Governor defends trip

Joshua Irungu Laikipia County A Href='http: Thecounties Search?q=Governor' Governor A Laikipia; Governor defends trip to US, says it won't be paid for by the county Laikipia Governor Joshua Irungu has defended his planned ten-day visit to the US, saying it is not sponsored by the county government.

GNU urges members to join Uhuru's party

Main Topix: President Uhuru Kenyatta - The National Alliance
Grand National Union party is asking its members to join The National Alliance party of President Uhuru Kenyatta. Party leader Mwangi Kiunjuri said he too might join TNA later since he must support President Kenyatta in developing the country. We must support the president and governors in their development initiatives. TNA is a good party because it’s the President’s party,” said Mr Kiunjuri. The former Public Works assistant minister was speaking to teachers, parents and pupils of five different primary schools in Nanyuki town on Friday after donating 5,000 pairs of shoes to pupils and parents. He was accompanied by Ahadi Kenya chief executive officer Stanley Kamau and the county executive member for Education and ICT Mr John Bosco Akaale. He said the relationship between TNA and GNU was complimentary and likened it to that of the right and left hand. “That’s why I am asking you to peep through the window to see how the TNA house is. If the TNA house is good I might join you later, who knows?” he said. Mr Kiunjuri said he would support...

LAIKIPIA - Governor and deputy differ on county headquarters

Main Topix: Kariuki Of Laikipia - Laikipia County
A section of Rumuruti Town in Laikipia County. Governor Joshua Irungu and his deputy Gitonga Kabugi have differed over the planned relocation of county headquarters to Rumuruti. While the governor maintains Rumuruti has space for expansion, Mr Kabugi says the relocation from Nanyuki will send mixed signals to investors. Senator GG Kariuki has called for a meeting to try and forestall possible fallout over the matter. Mr Kabugi on Wednesday cautioned that the relocation of county headquarters would send confusing signals to investors. Last week the county assembly passed a motion to shift the seat of the county government and its legislative arm from Nanyuki to Rumuruti town which members said had space for expansion. Governor Irungu’s office has however, maintained that the relocation of the headquarters was part of the blueprint to open up and develop the county. Senator GG Kariuki of Laikipia has planned a meeting with Laikipia East residents in Nanyuki at the weekend to try and forestall a fallout. Laikipia governor Joshua Irungu and his deputy Gitonga Kabugi have taken different stands over the planned relocation...

County chiefs want major say in schools

Main Topix: Transition Authority Chairman - Kinuthia Wamwangi
County Transition Authority Chairman, Kinuthia Wamwangi. Photo FILECounty Transition Authority Chairman, Kinuthia Wamwangi. Transition Authority is under pressure from governors to have primary and secondary education devolved to enable them participate in its improvement. The clamour is due to pressure from parents and county residents for the improvement of the education sector. The Transition Authority is negotiating with the national government on how primary and secondary education can be run by county governments. Chairman Kinuthia Wamwangi said on Tuesday that the TA was under pressure from governors to have primary and secondary education devolved to enable them participate in its improvement. Mr Wamwangi said governors believe they understand the real problems bedevilling the education sector. “As the TA, we are now more than convinced that there should be a negotiated settlement because the law allows a level of government to transfer its function to another,” the chairman said. He was speaking during a workshop on devolved functions for Laikipia county government and county assembly officials at Sportsman Arms Hotel in Nanyuki. Laikipia governor Joshua Irungu said apart from the negotiations spearheaded by governors’ council, his government wanted...
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Tourists visiting Kenya ignore travel advisories

Main Topix: United States Of America And Britain - Joshua Irungu
A section of tourists visiting the country say they are not concerned with the issuance of a travel advisory by the United States of America and they will not hesitate visiting the country again in future. The tourists said Kenya must not relent in its fight against terrorism adding that the Westgate attack was unfortunate. Laikipia governor Joshua Irungu assured the tourists visiting his county of maximum security during their stay. Speaking during an event to raise funds for girl child education in the county Irungu said the travel warning is unnecessary and urged the tourists to enjoy their holiday as the country is safe. The move by the United States of America and Britain to warn its citizen against traveling to Kenya after the Westgate terrorist attack has received widespread criticism from across the country with the government maintaining that Security has been enhanced. The government has since asked the two countries to withdraw the travel warning. The Kenyan government pointed out that terrorism such as the attack on the Westgate mall, is a global dilemma that has also...
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Farmers cautioned against selling maize to brokers

Main Topix: National Cereals And Produce Board - County Commissioner Wilson Njega
Kenya: Maize brokers have invaded Nyandarua and Laikipia counties ahead of next month’s harvest season. And the government has since cautioned farmers against falling prey to the middlemen. The brokers are pitching camp in the maize growing areas of Kinamba, Ngarua, Nyahururu and Mairo-inya. According to the farmers, the brokers are now buying dry maize for a paltry Sh800 per bag. The brokers will then sell the commodity at a higher price once the government opens its doors through the National Cereals and Produce Board. “They have already hired stores where they intend to keep the maize as they wait for better prices,” said John Njoroge, a farmer from Ndogino. Nyandarua County Commissioner Wilson Njega has warned farmers not to sell the produce at such low prices. In Laikipia, Governor Joshua Irungu announced that there were plans by the county government to buy the produce from farmers for not less than Sh2,000 per bag....

Governors target game parks cash

Main Topix: Governors Forum Laikipia Governor Joshua Irungu - Principal Secretary Richard Lesiyampe
Murang’a Governor Mwangi Wa Iria addressing journalists during at the Outspan hotel in Nyeri on August 31, 2013. He said proper management of natural resources will create revenue in the region. The governors of Nyeri, Murang’a, Laikipia, Meru, Tharaka Nithi, Nyandarua, Embu and Kirinyaga counties said at the weekend that they wanted better mechanisms to manage and generate revenue from their eco-systems. Murang’a Governor Mwangi Wa Iria said proper management of natural resources will create revenue in the region. Some of the money will be used for training to ensure environmental conservation, he told the Nation at the Kutus county headquarters. County governments in Mount Kenya and Aberdares are seeking a lion’s share of revenue generated from national parks in the region. Chairman of the region’s Governors Forum Laikipia Governor Joshua Irungu said the counties felt they were not getting an adequate share of the revenue generated. “We know we have the best national parks — the Aberdares National Park, Mt Kenya National Park, Meru National Park, and Samburu National Park — but we don’t get enough revenue compared to...
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Sh15.2bn bill for Nairobi residents

Health provision, a key agenda in Dr Kidero’s seven-pillar plan, faces a Sh2.3 billion gap. Part of the sector’s major cost will be Sh406 million, which will be used to revamp Pumwani Maternity Hospital. Nairobi residents face a rise in taxes and charges