Author: Kwaela News Network

A Guest House Where You Declare Your Marital Status Before Admission

The debate on a Kericho guest house that threw out a legislator and her husband.

BALALA MUST GO! Taita Taveta protesters say over frequent human-wildlife conflicts

Tired of living in fear due to a pack of stray lions, some Taita Taveta.

Inspector Mwala real name, profile and family

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.

How Sh1.5bn for dubious Ruaraka land sale quickly changed hands

Some Sh261 million was withdrawn in cash while Sh66 million was paid out in cheques to recipients who are yet to be traced by anti-corruption detectives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.

Irony of poverty in rich coastal region

In Taita Taveta for instance, gemstones and other precious minerals are in abundance but poverty is still rampant here and many people are squatters.

Residents and activists oppose Sh65 million Taita Taveta County project

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.

How cash has been doled out since 2013

“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 ).

Stray lions kill 5 cows in Chawia, Taita Taveta

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. 

Water supply to Taita Taveta stopped as chlorine to treat it runs out

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.

Killing of wildlife by speeding trains worries animal lobbies

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.

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