Kieleweke members have claimed that Interior CS Fred Matiangi’s life is in danger due to constant attacks from the Deputy President William Ruto and his Tanga Tanga allies.
Led by Homa Bay Woman Rep Gladys Wanga, the more than 20 lawmakers said they read mischief after Tanga Tanga members warned Matiang’i and his PS Karanja Kibicho to remember former security ministers George Saitoti and Joseph Nkaissery who died under mysterious circumstances. Saitioti died in a plane crash in 2012, while Nkaiserry collapsed and died in 2017, just a few days to the general elections.
“We have seen the DP and his associates warn CS’ and PS’, he believes they are standing on his way to presidency,” the MPs said through a statement read at parliament buildings by Gladys Wanga.
Hand-in-hand in solidarity Internal cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i join Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho, his deputy Willian Kingi and Mvita MP Adullswamad Nassir to march to the Eid Baraza at the Treasury Square in Mombasa on June 5, 2019 Image: Courtesy
“Some of the DP associates have asked CS Matiangi and PS Kibicho to learn from the fates of the late Professor George Saitoti and Joseph Nkaissery. These are very loaded and desperate warnings which should not be wished away, ” she stated.
The more than 12 members who support the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga asked Ruto to respect Matangi or resign. They said the DP is targeting anyone he sees as a threat to his 2022 presidential bid.
“We are not surprised that he is on the tangent again ranting and cursing with the characteristic anger and bitterness at people whom he believes owe him the presidency,” the statement read.
Wanga further accused Ruto of being insecure and unsure of his worth and future. She said this could be the reason he is attacking his juniors in government.
She said the DP is angry because the taps of corruption have run dry and the fake projects he used to launch are no longer available. She was referring to a directive from President Kenyatta early this year, in which he placed Matiang’i at the heart of all government projects.
Ruto is angry because the taps of corruption have run dry and the fake projects he used to launch are no longer available – Gladys Wanga
The statement was in response to DP Ruto’s warning to civil servants that they should respect Kenyans. He warned the CS about “chest-thumping and displaying arrogance”.
There has been animosity between Matiangi and Ruto’s camp after reports emerged that the powerful CS may be endorsed by both President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga to vie for Presidency in 2022.
The High court has suspended criminal charges against Mombasa Principal Magistrate Edgar Kagoni in a case linking him to heroin theft.
The magistrate was under fire over the loss of narcotic exhibits in a case that had been brought before him.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigation, Director of Public Prosecution and the Attorney General had launched the case accusing Kagoni of masterminding the disappearance of heroin which were exhibits in a case against drug lords operating at the coast region.
In his ruling delivered on Tuesday, Malindi Resident Judge, Justice Nyakundi said that the magistrate was performing his judicial functions concerning the case where the accused person was sentenced adding that he did not find sufficient grounds to warrant criminal prosecution against the magistrate.
Reuben Nyakundi, at the same time, ordered the government to pay Mr. Kagoni Sh. 2 million in damages for infringing on his rights by wrongly arresting and prosecuting him.
The Principal Magistrate also dismissed three petitions relating to the matter that had been filed by Court Assistant, Onesmus Momanyi, Court Executive Assistant, Abdalla Awadh, and another Court staff member, Lawrence Thoya.
“I find no prima facie evidence to guarantee criminal prosecution against the Magistrate,” he said.
The Judge indicated that the State violated the Magistrate’s right to liberty when the police arrested him under the presumption that he had committed a crime and allowed Kagoni’s application to stop his prosecution.
“I have carefully looked at the issue involving the second, third and fourth petitioners and their functions fall under the public function of the ministerial function and I disallow their petitions,” he said.
The Law Society of Kenya and the Kenya Judges and Magistrates Association had been enjoined in the case as interested parties.
During the hearing of the petitions, Prosecuting Counsel, Alexander Muteti, had argued that Kagoni overstepped his constitutional independence and was therefore liable to criminal prosecution under the law.
“Article 168 of the Constitution protects judicial officers from liability in a suit of judicial consent, such protection is purely from the action done in good faith,” he said.
Kagoni, through lawyer Nelson Havi, had argued that the decision to press charges against him was meant to embarrass and intimidate him.
According to lawyer Nelson Havi, the charges levelled against the magistrate were misplaced given that he had already heard and delivered judgment on the narcotics case by the time the drugs disappeared.
“My client delivered judgment in which he convicted the suspected drug trafficker, handing him a 30-year jail term, a judgment that has not been appealed against to date,” Havi said.
Havi added that it was inconceivable that after delivering such a harsh sentence, the Magistrate would connive to have the same exhibits stolen from the Court stores.
The late billionaire and Cabinet Minister Njenga Karume’s daughter was buried in Israel. According to family members, Jane Mukuhi Wahito, who succumbed to cancer of the bile duct, asked she be buried in Israel herself.
This was to avoid a scenario similar to what had happened two months prior when her niece in the US passed away begging for money for treatment. Michelle Karume, 26, a granddaughter of the late Karume, died in the US in September, just days after writing a heartfelt letter appealing for funds from home to treat cancer.
Her pleas, however, came at a time when the family is involved in a fierce inheritance battle for her grandfather’s wealth in local courts.
The late Jane Mukuhi Wahito, Njenga Karume’s last born daughter Photo/Courtesy
Michelle was among the grandchildren Karume had listed as heirs of his vast estate estimated at Sh17.8 billion last year in his will and testament.
Mukuhi’s burial expenses in Israel, according to the relative, were to cost about Sh700,000 and only her three children, two sons and daughter, her brother, sister, a niece and nephew were likely to attend.
Another family member, however, said the decision to bury her in Israel had nothing to do with lack of funds but the delay by the board of trustees to release the money.
The relative said the family settled on the Kibbutz Bahan, a settlement in Israel, due to convenience as it was closest to the hospital Mukuhi was admitted, adding that friends from Loreto Convent and Loreto Limuru were highly involved in the burial process.
Kirinyaga Governor Anne Mumbi Waiguru has made her first heartfelt public confession about her husband lawyer Kamotho Waiganjo.
Speaking to Inooro TV in an exclusive interview about her private life, Waiguru said she has neither met nor seen a man as perfect as the First Kirinyaga Gentleman.
“I even have no words. He is the only one among all men you see. I mean there is absolutely no other like him in the world, an emotional Governor Waiguru confessed of her love for Waiganjo.
Governor Ann Mumbi sons Left – Right Don Waiguru, Dan Waiguru, and Ron Waiguru at the wedding. Photo/Courtesy
Asked why he is the most ‘perfect man in the world’, the mother of three sons said that during difficult times he has always stood with her.
She recounted the trauma she went through when she was accused of stealing money from the National Youth Service (NYS) money, and Kamotho was always by her side.
“He was always there for me. I went through hell, but he made me come out stronger,” she recounted.
The two solemnized their union in July in a Kikuyu traditional wedding.
Present to witness the ceremony were President Uhuru Kenyatta, ODM leader Raila Odinga and other distinguished dignitaries.
Waiguru and Kamotho first met in 2009 when they both attended a government conference in Mombasa.
Their relationship would later grow into a beautiful love story.
Kamotho has represented his wife even before marriage in many court cases among them, NYS scandal and election dispute related charges.
Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri was today on receiving end after Kenyans on Twitter castigated him for failing to deliver on his mandate and instead he is busy perfecting is 2022 game plan.
In a series of tweets that trended with a sarcastic hashtag dubbed #AsanteKiunjuri, a section of Kenyans highlighted a series of issues that in all appearances left an egg on the CS’s face.
As comments streams in, it was clear that his decision to engage in early 2022 succession politics through the veils of BBI did not sit well with Kenyans who accused him of wanting to kill Kenyans through the importation of toxic maize and sugar which they claimed had high levels of aflatoxin, thus endangering their lives.
Enraged Kenyans slammed the CS for sleeping on his job yet farmers across the country are facing tough times. Among the tough issues raised include untimely payments of tea and coffee farmers across the country.
They faulted the CS of slow uptake of maize from local maize farmers by the NCPB.
The online audience also cited poor prices of milk and other farm produce as another failure orchestrated by Kiunjuri in his tenure as the agriculture CS.
CS Kiunjuri on Thursday, October 24, 2019, was spotted alongside Jubilee Nominated Senator, Isaac Mwaura, who called for a press conference in Nairobi leading a brigade of Mt Kenya region’s leaders in blasting Kenyatta’s Building Bridges Initiative.
One netizens opined that Kiunjuri has many skeletons in his cupboard in as far as running the agriculture docket is concerned. The litany of corruption scandals unearthed during his stint has his fingerprints.
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