The memorandum had been initiated by former Nyamira County Governor Wycliffe Nyangarama before he died. The current governor Amos Nyaribo presented the memorandum to the president.
“We led leaders from Nyamira County to State House to present a development memorandum to President Uhuru Kenyatta. Our late Gov Nyagarama initiated the memorandum among other development proposals,” Nyaribo stated.
Other leaders present during the ceremony included; Governors Amos Kimwoni Nyaribo (Nyamira) and James Ongwae (Kisii), Interior CS Dr. Fred Matiang’i among other Gusii leaders.
The late governor had wanted to read it to the president in October 2020 so that Uhuru could help them achieve it just like he had assisted Kisii and other counties.
However, he was booed by some residents in the presence of the president during a rally in Ikonge, an incident that did not sit well with the head of state.
“I had planned to read the Nyamira County Memorandum to the President so that he could help us achieve it just like he had assisted Kisii and other counties.
“However, some goons were hired to heckle me and I asked them whether they wanted development or heckling and they chose the latter. I don’t want to dwell on that because it doesn’t affect me personally but affects the development of the county. The money and resources would have been used here. However we are still following up with him,” Nyangarama said then.
At Statehouse, the president donated a school bus to Ikonge Boys Secondary. The 46-seater bus was handed to Nyamira Senator Okongo Omogeni at State House, Nairobi.
Nyangarama died aged 74 in December 2020 at the Nairobi Hospital intensive care unit (ICU).
He had been admitted to the hospital for a month after suffering Covid-19 complications.
Police Boss & Driver Shot Dead
Their demise was confirmed by Rift Valley regional commissioner George Natembeya who indicated that they were ambushed while on their way to Kapedo trading center to join the team of multi-agency security personnel.
The team has been carrying out a massive operation following the killing of senior General Service Unit (GSU) Emadau Tebakol on Saturday last week.
“They were returning from a funeral of the Chief Inspector’s mother and were on their way back to camp,” Natembeya said.
Their death came just a day after six bodies were found dumped in a remote village in Baringo County.
The bodies, which were found in Arabal, are believed to have been executed elsewhere before being dumped in the area.
Interior CS Fred Matiang’i has since warned that operations in the area would proceed until individuals propagating the banditry attacks are accosted.
“We are going to act decisively. We are going to make sure that those involved are facilitated to meet with the law. By the time we are done, it will be a story to be told to the generations to come,” Matiang’i warned.
Yesterday, Tiaty MP William Kamket was arrested for allegedly inciting the killings in the area.
The KANU lawmaker was apprehended by detectives and detained at Kileleshwa Police Station.
Kamket, who was released in the evening on a free bond, told the media that he had been arrested for a murder that occurred back in 2014.
Murathe – Wait & See, Things Are Cooking for Ruto
Murathe referred to the summon letter issued to the DP on Thursday, January 21, adding that Ruto’s allies will also face Jubilee Party’s wrath.
DP Ruto was faulted for supporting United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidates in ward elections in Nakuru County.
“Those leaders pushing for the UDA agenda including the DP will soon lose their seats. Things are cooking, just wait and see.
“They cannot claim to be our party members yet they field candidates against ours. Maybe it’s time to review the coalition agreement,” Murathe told the Nation.
He claimed that UDA proponents were disobeying the law despite Ruto and his allies claiming that the wheelbarrow party was aligned with Jubilee.
The Constitution stipulates that one cannot be a member of two parties at the same time.
Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju added that he would follow up on the summon letter issued to Ruto by Jubilee’s Nakuru Branch Secretary-General Peter Cheruiyot.
“The disciplinary committee is aware of the proceedings and they will handle the issue and report to me.
“I will take them to the Jubilee National Management Committee then the National Executive Committee will make a decision and seal their fate,” Tuju added.
Registrar of Political Parties, Anne Nderitu said that she was ready to act and ascertain whether UDA was a legal party and whether or not it was under Jubilee.
However, she was yet to receive an inquiry letter from Jubilee.