Author: Kwaela News Network
The debate on a Kericho guest house that threw out a legislator and her husband.
Tired of living in fear due to a pack of stray lions, some Taita Taveta.
He hails from Taita Taveta county where he also attended school before joining the local entertainment industry as an actor. He started out as a part-time actor on the then popular Vitimbi and Vioja Mahakani, back in the days when the only channel aired in Kenyan tellies was KBC.
He was brought in as a new face in Vitimbi in an effort to combat the competition from other local shows. According to an interview he had with Hot 96, Mwala got ksh 150 per show, which was all his salary in the first month of acting. In the second month, he earned a paltry ksh 450, and thanks to his resilience, his gigs increased as months went by and he became almost indispensable.
Some Sh261 million was withdrawn in cash while Sh66 million was paid out in cheques to recipients who are yet to be traced by anti-corruption detectives
Sh930 million was wired to the account of Champions Kenya Limited, which was later used to redistribute the money to several law firms and companies.
A company by the name Kenya Arab Contractors Limited received Sh220 million from Whispering Palms account while Sh48 million was paid to Global Infrastructure.
The residents and activists said the project was an example of funds being allocated to wrong priorities and wastage of public resources.
The human rights activists and Sauti Ya Wanawake Wundanyi sub-county officials claimed the public was not involved in the adoption of the project.
“The range of annual average payment per person across counties is between Sh4,198 for Nairobi and Sh21,837 for Isiolo,” reads the statement.
Other counties whose residents received the highest amount each annually include Lamu (Sh20,970 ), Marsabit (Sh18,204 ), Tana River (Sh17,321 ), Samburu (Sh15,724 ), Taita Taveta (Sh11,843 ), Turkana (Sh11,693 ), Wajir (Sh10,850 ) and Garissa (Sh9,726 ).
Ngerenyi assistant chief said they had spotted the lion’s footprints and warned the locals to remain vigilant.
Tsavo Assistant Director George Osuri said officers are camping near the villages to locate the lions and eventually capture them.
Residents have accused KWS of failing to take quick measures to capture stray lions that have been terrorising Chawia, Ngerenyi and Lushangonyi villagers in Taita Taveta County.
Voi town and its environs have been affected by the interruption after the board shutdown the Mzima water pipeline.
Taita Taveta’s water company, Tavevo, owes the board an accumulated debt of Sh411 million.
KWS’s Paul Mbugua, seconded to the SGR as a liaison officer, said only one lioness has been killed by a train.
“It was killed about 60km from Voi. It was in a family of lions, which might have separated,” Mbugua said.
Mbugua said Tsavo ecosystem, unlike the Nairobi National Park, covers a large area with a lot of wildlife that includes lions. He said a comprehensive electric fence would keep all animals away from the railway line.