Hon. Rahim Dawood to Ruto: Linturi deserves a Cabinet post; He fought a good fight
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by Meru Daily News
3M ago
North Imenti Member of Parliament Abdul Rahim Dawood now says Mithika Linturi deserves a major cabinet position in William Ruto’s administration. Speaking in Karen during the inaugural meeting convened by the President-elect, Hon. Rahim says Linturi put up a spirited UDA campaign in Meru County that yielded 398,707 votes for Ruto against Raila Odinga’s 103,297 votes. In 2017, Uhuru Kenyatta garnered 482,580 votes from Meru County and 162,529 from Tharaka Nithi, against Raila Odinga’s 55,602 and 10,355 respectively. Linturi garnered 183,859 votes in the Meru gubernatorial race, and lost to Kawi ..read more
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25 Revelations by Governor Kawira Mwangaza on Sniper’s Murder
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by Mutethia Elias
4M ago
1. Governor Kawira Mwangaza and her family supports a genuine quest to get Justice for Sniper. 2. The Governor and her family have been patient and silent all along, to give the relevant authorities time to conclude investigations. 3. In recent days, there have been several political rallies in Meru County, where Governor Kawira Mwangaza and her family members have been adversely mentioned. Her son, sister and the first gentleman have also been mentioned in these political rallies. 4. In the Mainstream Media, there have been several fabricated stories implicating the Governor’s firstborn son w ..read more
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List of Elected and Nominated MCAs in Meru County – 2022
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by Meru Daily News
4M ago
Following the August 9 2022 general election, a total of 69 MCAs were elected and nominated on various parties, among them United Democratic Alliance (UDA), Devolution Empowerment Party (DEP), Party of National Unity (PNU) and Jubilee among other parties. NORTH IMENTI CONSTITUENCY MCAs 1. MUNICIPALITY WARD – Caleb Mutethia Kibuko (UDA). A first time youthful MCA who also contested for the position Meru County Assembly Deputy Speaker. Caleb won the seat with 6147 votes on a United Democratic Alliance ticket, having edged his closest competitor Joel Mutuma Buuria (Mbus Party) who garnered 314 ..read more
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Kiraitu’s close ally erects a Multimillion Mansion after Campaigns
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by Meru Daily News
4M ago
Former Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi may be counting losses after a bruising campaign trail that saw him lose for the first time in three decades. Not so for some of his closest political allies, who appear to have made a kill from the campaigns. Notable among them is one Praise Edwin Kiongozi, a political strategist and commentator who has stuck with Kiraitu through thick and thin. An ardent supporter of William Ruto, Kiongozi managed to run Kiraitu’s campaigns while still in support of Ruto’s presidential ambition. Meru Daily News has obtained exclusive images of a newly completed multi-mill ..read more
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Clinical Officer Transferred Shortly after Criticizing Governor Kawira
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by Mutethia Elias
10M ago
In the wake of recent controversies surrounding the transfer of outspoken healthcare workers in Meru County, concerns over the state of the critical sector appear to be approaching the boiling point. Moses Baiyenia, the current Clinical Officers Union Secretary General, has been transferred to a non-existent health facility along the volatile Meru-Isiolo border shortly after criticizing Governor Kawira’s approach to drug distribution. This move has raised serious questions about the willingness of Kawira Mwangaza’s administration to address serious issues, both existing and emerging, that affe ..read more
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‘Mbus’ Reaps Big Again: Felicity Biriri Shortlisted for a Lucrative Job
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by Meru Daily News
1y ago
The Devolution Empowerment Party (popularly known as Mbus Party) is reaping big with top appointments in President Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza administration. Just three weeks ago, the Party Leader and former Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi landed an appointment as the new Board Chairperson of the National Oil Corporation of Kenya (NOCK), a position previously held by And barely hours after Kiraitu’s assumption of office, his close ally Felicity Biriri has been shortlisted for the position of the Chairperson of the Commission of Revenue Allocation (CRA). The Commission on Revenue Allocation consists of ..read more
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Governor Kawira’s Political Strategist Causing Nightmares to Meru MCAs
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by Meru Daily News
1y ago
Kenyans love politics. It’s therefore no surprise that less than three months after the August 9 General election, political chatter, conversations and debates have taken centre-stage on social media as well as the mainstream. Several Governors have settled, working with MCAs in efforts to deliver on their promises to the people. Not so in Meru, where constant wrangles have been witnessed between Governor Kawira Mwangaza and the Ward representatives. From the calls for a consultative forum with the Governor, to demands for a Ward Fund, the MCAs and the Assembly Speaker have presented evolving ..read more
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Opinion: President Ruto urgently needs to get a Competent Agriculture CS
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by Kinoti JM
1y ago
The ongoing Coffee conference in Meru has lifted a can of worms about Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi’s inability to eradicate cartels ailing the coffee subsector in Kenya. The revelation came to light when Embu Governor Cecily Mbarire exposed the existence of three companies that have been literally strangling coffee farmers. Governor Mbarire outlined how these companies, which constantly morph between buyers, marketers, and millers, exert undue influence over coffee prices, thereby impeding the growth of the commodity. Shockingly, these companies were heavily represented at the ..read more
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Kumechemka: Kathuri faces growing rebellion from former South Imenti loyalists
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by Meru Daily News
1y ago
Meru Senator Kathuri Murungi’s declaration that he will be upscaling ‘oversight’ on the Meru County administration has rattled many feathers. Speaking at a function in Central Imenti, Governor Kawira Mwangaza took a swipe at Mr. Kathuri, accusing him of rekindling wrangles aimed at distracting her activities. “Hata yule mtu wa kibuyu ya mafuta akitaka kukuja, mwambieni akuje!” (Go tell that man who always carries a can of petrol that I don’t fear him). Kawira ranted. During the impeachment tussle with the Members of the County Assembly, Governor Kawira accused Senator Kathuri of fueling the ba ..read more
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Full Senate Committee Schedule on Kawira Mwangaza’s Impeachment
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by Meru Daily News
1y ago
The 11-member Special Senate Committee probing the grounds for the impeachment of Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza will have its first sitting on Tuesday (27th December 2022), despite the day being a public holiday. The Meru County Assembly has lined up three witnesses to testify against Governor Kawira on Tuesday afternoon. On her part, the Governor will depend on one witness who will testify before the committee on Wednesday, as she strives to disentangle herself from the shackles of impeachment. The committee will conclude the sittings on Wednesday (28th December), and table the findings on De ..read more
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