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Continuous sewerage disposal in some of the streets in Naivasha causes public uproar

Posted by African Press International on October 2, 2012 Jackson Marwa reporting from Kenya Jackson Marwa reporting from Kenya

By Jackson Marwa, reporting for API from Naivasha, Kenya 

Business community in Naivasha area up in arms over the continuous sewerage disposal in some of the streets town.

According to them Kariuki Chotara road and Kenyatta Avenue have become a no go zone area.

Speaking to press Naivasha Business Community and Professionals Association chairman John Muraya it has become a norm.

“Raw sewer has continued flowing on our roads, streets, waterways and streaming into the troubled Lake Naivasha,” he said.

He pointed an accusing finger to the Naivasha Water, Sewerage and Sanitation Company adding that their cries had fallen on deaf ears.

 “The company was given over 300 million in upgrading the sewer lines but the residents continued to experience the same problems.

He blamed Naivasha Municipal Council for sleeping on the job as the sewer flew through their premises down to the fresh water lake.

Speaking on his part the council’s chairman finance committee councilor Simon Wanango said that they had nothing to do with the blockage.

He said that the maintenance was not in their docket as it was under Naivasha Water, Sewerage and Sanitation Company.



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Kenya: Unwritten law of the people in practice – Gangster lynched and burnt to ashes in Naivasha

Posted by African Press International on October 2, 2012 Jackson Marwa reporting from Kenya Jackson Marwa reporting from Kenya

By Jackson Marwa, reporting for API from Naivasha, Kenya unwritten

A suspected gangster was lynched and his body set on fire torched by over two thousands irate motor cycle owners at Kihoto estate in Naivasha.

According to them, the suspect was in a group in a group of four thugs who had waylaid a motorcycle operator ferrying a commuter home.

According to the area councilor Simon Wanango the middle-aged man was killed by the operator after he was spotted in the area where he had gone to hiding.

“Using crude weapons, they mercilessly set on him before setting his body on fire” Wanango said.

According to an eyewitness the suspects was forced to name his accomplices in the robbery before they were lynched.

“The angry mob compelled him to reveal the identity of their colleagues before stoning him to death” said the witness.

Naivasha senior District Officer 1, Mr. Michael Kioni said that the body still smoldering had been taken to the Naivasha District hospital mortuary.

He said that the police were still in the ground searching for the other gangsters who fled on foot.


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President Obama’s marriage in trouble – divorce looming?

Posted by African Press International on October 2, 2012

Politics is a full-time job that takes husbands away from their wives. A politician who dedicates his life to full time political engagements, – and if it is hunger and thirst for power that dictates the mind, – may pay less attention to family affairs only to discover late that his actions causes a rift in marriage.

Fighting to win the second term in office, President Obama tries hard to balance between full-time politics and marriage. A Republican politician in congress now says  he is aware of a growing rift in Obama’s marriage and it will be worsened should he not win the second term in office.

This is also beginning to strain the campaign and Obama’s political strategist are said to be getting worried should the rift occur before the November elections.


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Posted by African Press International on October 2, 2012

  • BY JEFF OTIENO., reporting from Kenya

The race for Nairobi Governor seat has intensified as the next General Elections approaches the corner. Over the last weekend the immediate former Mumias Sugar CEO Dr Evans Kidero pitched camp in Kibera launching his Party ODM mammoth membership recruitment drive and meeting youth groups in a bid to consolidate his bid which many observers opine is resilient day by day.

His campaign style appears to web nicely by entrenching his tentacles even in the sports fraternity like Soccer, Rugby among others. For instance AFC Leopards in every triumph bags a staggering I8OKshs besides enjoying sponsorship from the leading miller which was his brain child,a gesture which is very key for a self-supporting outfit.

Their bitter rivals Gor Mahia supporters also sent feelers to the industrious and pragmatic former CEO that their foreign tactician had no meaningful accommodation,stung by the foregoing he promptly obliged and the hard-working coach was given a three bed room outfit in the magnificent and ultra modern  apartments located around the leafy and well secured state house road to the disbelief of many soccer  pundits and critics.

A fortnight ago, Kidero went the full throttle by sponsoring Rugby tournaments which involved nearly all the Estates in Nairobi and all the participating teams and winners were feted. It will however be a mouth-watering contest for Kideros ODM in the nominations and other nominees from other parties. In ODM he will battle it out with former Nairobi Town Clerk Philip Kisia.

The former Clerk has of late been fighting allegations that his tenure was shrouded with alleged shady dealings and inept initiatives of projects like IT installations in some departments and moribund waste management. Critics argue that whooping millions were spent but nothing worth the amounts could be seen no wonder the I C certificate was later revoked by the relevant authorities. Kisia will also have to shun his Ivory Tower tag trade mark according to some pundits if he’s to appeal to more voters.

Other contestants are Business Tycoon Jimna Mbaru Dp,the controversial Embakasi mp Ferdinand Waititu and Margaret Wanjiru both said to be angling for Uhuru Kenyattas flagship TNA and the list continue to grow.




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Posted by African Press International on October 2, 2012 Maurice Alal.API reporter Kisumu.Kenya Maurice Alal.API reporter Kisumu.Kenya

By MAURICE ALAL, reporting from Kisumu. Kenya

Police in Kisumu City have been forced to fetch water from the nearby streams after Kisumu Water and Sewerage Company (KIWASCO) disconnected water in all police station for failing to pay water bill since December last year to date.

The KIWASCO Customer Care, Franklin Ochieng’ who led the team to the stations said police owed the company a total of Ksh 5 million which has accrued for the lat 10 months.

Ochieng’ further said that police station and mess have to be
disconnected to force for the payment.Some of the affected stations include Kisumu Central ,Kondele, Mamboleo, Obunga, Railways,Nyalenda, Police Training Centres and police mess.

According to KIWASCO, police have been promising the company several
time that they will clear the water bill but all has been in vain anytime the seek for payment.

“The last water bill payment received by the company was made in December 2011,” said Ochieng adding that they have been forced to disconnect the water supply in order to cut further accruing of the bill.

The company further vowed that they will only connect water to police stations after the government shall have cleared the pending bill.
“We have made several efforts talking to Officer Commanding Police Division, Musa Kongoli, Officer Commanding Stations and Nyanza Provincial Police Officer (PPO), Joseph Oletito who have only been making empty promises to settle the bill,” said Ochieng’.
However, the PPO pleaded with the company not disconnect water in police station promising that the government will settle the bill by the end of this month but all proofed futile since several attempts have been made by the said company to get the money.
Oletito also told the KIWASCO team that he was going to raise the matter to Nyanza Provincial Commissioner, Francis Mutie to speed up the settlement of the debt saying disconnection will hugely paralyses police operations in the region.

The police boss revealed that police have not receive funds from the Office of the President (OP) saying that they are doing all it take to find an amicable solution over the matter.



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