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‘Car Thieves’, Witch Doctors Who Put on Nude Show Charged With Fraud

Photo: Capital FM

The show the two put on attracted a crowd of onlookers.

Mombasa — Six people among them two men who stripped naked in Mombasa last week have been charged with offense of conspiring to defraud members of public.

The six have denied the charges of attempting to defraud the public on pretext of having supernatural powers to heal, catch thieves, solve court cases, secure jobs and solve impotency at certain fee.

Yassin Lokorobe, Ronald Nganga , Moses Wani Njau , Musa Ongum ,Elizabeth Wetaba and Mary Achieng were also charged with offense of giving false information about a vehicle they claimed was stolen.

Lokorobe, Nganga, Ongum and Njau faced charges of being in the country illegally.

The accused were also slapped with charge of committing common nuisance by stripping naked in before Shanzu Principal Magistrate Diana Mochache.

They were remanded at Shimo la Tewa prison until September 19 when court will rule whether they will be released on bond.

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Regional Balancing at Play in Kitui Assembly Speaker’s Race

By Kitavi Mutua

The race for the Kitui County Assembly Speaker is shaping up into a contest between various sub-counties despite intense lobbying by candidates.

Despite the influential position having attracted several contestants including current Speaker George Ndotto, the need to achieve regional balance where all the eight constituencies are represented in top county leadership is gaining currency.

Besides academic credentials and other competencies, the strength of each candidate is being measured by the sub-region they hail from and whether that area has produced another top county official.

The election for the Kitui Speaker will be held on Thursday.

BIPARTISAN

According to Miambani Ward MCA Alex Nganga, the county assembly will act in a bipartisan way to avoid concentrating power in one region.

Mr Nganga of Narc party says the Speaker’s position should go to Kitui South, Kitui Rural or Kitui East constituencies which do not have any of the top four county elective posts.

Governor Charity Ngilu hails from Kitui Central, Senator Enoch Wambua is from Kitui West while Mrs Ngilu’s deputy, Dr Wathe Nzau, and County Woman Rep Irene Kasalu are both from Mwingi Central.

“The assembly will exercise its discretion by voting but county power must be equitably spread and shared in a manner that makes all Kitui people to feel represented in top decision-making forums,” Mr Nganga said.

FRONTRUNNERS

Frontrunners for the seat include Mr Ndotto, who like Governor Ngilu, is from Kitui Central, and Bernard Kitindio, a young lawyer from Kitui South.

Others are Mumo Kisangau, lawyers John Makau and Samson Masila.

Mr Nganga sentiments were echoed by Kanziko Ward MCA James Munuve (Wiper) who said candidates for Speaker’s seat who are from Mwingi are obviously disadvantaged because they have more than enough share of county cake.

“Besides the woman rep and deputy governor, our County Assembly Clerk Elijah Mutambuki is also from Mwingi and three out of the nine Wiper party nominees are from Mwingi,” Mr Munuve explained.

POLITICAL LOGIC

He said there will be no justification or political logic of electing a Speaker from Mwingi when other regions are not represented.

Even though Governor Ngilu and Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka have remained largely non-aligned to either candidate, Mr Kitindio is emerging as the favourite candidate of their two parties and is likely to clinch the seat if the two leaders concur.

Mr Ndotto, a long standing rival of Mrs Ngilu, banks his hopes of retaining the seat on his political experience and performance in the last assembly where he spearheaded the construction of modern debating chambers.

Wiper won 21 seats in the 40-member assembly while Narc got nine, and the two parties have eight and three nominated MCAs respectively.

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Kangema Students Benefit From Safaricom Foundation

160 Students of Gitweku Mixed Secondary School in Kangema, Muranga County are the new beneficiaries of two fully furnished classrooms from Safaricom Foundation.

The school previously had only three classrooms which had been donated by the Gitweku Primary School.

The school that saw its first group of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examinations (KCSE) in 2014 was established in 2011 and its students have been learning under dilapidated buildings.

Safaricom’s Board of Directors Chairman Nicholas Nganga lauded the students’ efforts at learning despite their poor environment.

He further acknowledged the eleven teachers who work tirelessly to ensure that the students get to learn despite the poor infrastructure.

“Education is the backbone of this society without which, we would not develop in any way. For Safaricom Foundation, this is one of the pillars supported as we are interested in seeing the prosperity of the nation by touching one community at a time. It is for this reason that we are here today to hand over these fully furnished classrooms in this school,” Nganga stated, adding “With the Government’s initiative to provide free education to all children, we at Safaricom Foundation hope to complement these efforts by providing a conducive learning environment.”

Safaricom Foundation has for over the last 13 years dedicated millions of resources to empowering schools in marginalized areas and driving change through renovation of the most run-down amenities.

Safaricom Foundation Chairman, Joseph Ogutu said the move is aimed at fulfilling Vision 2030 which “identifies education and training as one of the seven key social sectors for development to enhance individual well-being. It is the duty of the private, public and NGO sectors as well as parents, School boards and management to steer this vision into its realisation.”

The school Principal Alexander Mwangi lauded Safaricom Foundation for their generous support pointing out that it has come at an opportune time.

He noted that during inception the students were only 127 but the number has now risen to 160.

The school, he said, had 24 candidates during the KCSE examinations in 2014 and 2015 but the figure has almost doubled this year with 46 candidates waiting to sit their exams.

“The classrooms will ease the congestion. One of the new classes will go to form two students while the other one will go to the form fours, which are the two classes with majority of students. Each form will have a classroom and the teachers can also have a staffroom from the remaining classroom,” Mwangi said.

The school, he said, is maintained and financed by the locals, many of whom are from poor backgrounds.

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