Category : Citizen

News / Citizen - 22 hours ago

Judge disqualifies herself from hearing Sonko case

Lady Justice Mumbi Ngugi has disqualified herself from hearing the case involving Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko. This comes a month after the embattled Governor sought to have her recuse herself alongside her colleagues Grace Ngenye and John Onyi...

News / Citizen - 22 hours ago

Police boss Yakub who accused Sonko of assault in Voi withdraws case

Coast Regional Police Commander Rashid Yakub has filed an application to have to his assault case against Governor Sonko dropped. Yakub in his application noted that he was not keen on continuing with the case, asking the court to consider the matter...

News / Citizen - 1 day ago

‘Tunatoa uniform tunavukisha’: Pupils forced to swim across River Lusumu

Imagine starting your academic year by swimming across a river to school? This has become the norm for some school children in Mumias East, Kakamega county. A makeshift bridge they were using was washed away in December by floods, forcing them to s...

News / Citizen - 1 day ago

Who shot my son? Kamukunji man devastated as bullet still lodged in boy’s head

10-year-old Destiny Mumo is fighting for his life at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH): he has a bullet lodged in his head. His health becoming a source of emotional torture for his father Jacob Gathumbi who says he lacks answers for his inquisiti...

News / Citizen - 1 day ago

Njaanuary for who? Delta gives employees 2 months of extra pay

Delta Air Lines had a very good year last year. Instead of just verbally thanking its employees for the company’s strong performance, it announced it would pay them $1.6 billion (Ksh. 161billion) in profit-sharing bonuses. That means every elig...

News / Citizen - 1 day ago

Embu county reccomends 24-hour alcohol consumption to counter chang’aa menace

Embu Ward Representatives have revised the official alcohol consumption hours in the county from 5pm to 3pm from Monday to Friday in a bid to curb the proliferation of illicit liquor. In an amendment to the Embu County Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill,...

News / Citizen - 1 day ago

Kwale: Parent claims teacher caned her daughter Aisha Awadhi to death

Police in Kwale have arrested a school teacher who is accused of caning 14-year-old Aisha Awadhi to death. According to Peter Nzimbi, the Lungalunga Subcounty police boss, an autopsy revealed that the schoolgirl died from a blood clot caused by a hea...

News / Citizen - 1 day ago

Embu: Man charged with stealing 200 bags of cement

A 32-year-old man was on Monday arraigned at the Embu Law Courts for allegedly stealing 220 bags of cement estimated to be worth Ksh.132,000 Patrick Mutethia Muriungi, who appeared before Principal Magistrate Henry Nyakmweba, denied the offence. Mute...

News / Citizen - 1 day ago

Prof. Kiama to serve as UoN Vice-Chancellor after court suspends CS Magoha’s decision

The leadership row at the University of Nairobi took a fresh twist on Monday after the court suspended Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha’s decision to revoke the appointment of Prof. Stephen Kiama Gitahi as Vice Chancellor. The ru...

News / Citizen - 1 day ago

Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi arrested in Ksh.17M extortion plot

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Monday arrested two suspects in connection with a blackmail and, extortion plot. Controversial blogger Cyprian Nyakundi and Emmanuel Nwamweya Ong’era were nabbed after reportedly rec...

News / Citizen - 1 day ago

Five terror suspects who were arrested at Whiskey River arraigned

Five suspects who were arrested on Sunday on suspicion that they were conducting a surveillance with the aim of orchestrating a terror attack in Nairobi have been presented in court. The five; three men and two women, were arrested at Whiskey River,...

News / Citizen - 1 day ago

Gov’t to withdraw security detail for VIPs involved in crime

The National Police Service says it will not provide security detail to VIPs who are involved or suspected to be involved in crime. In a statement issued on Monday, Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai said VIPs charged over criminal offence...

News / Citizen - 1 day ago

EACC begins probe into University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor appointment row

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has began a probe into the controversial appointment of University of Nairobi vice-chancellor Prof. Stephen Kiama Gitahi. EACC CEO Twalib Mbarak says the commission has already received a letter from E...

News / Citizen - 1 day ago

Embu MCAs push for introduction of two ‘alcohol free’ days

A section of Embu Members of County Assembly (MCAs) now want at least two alcohol free days set aside weekly to encourage sobriety and reduce the widespread cases of liquor abuse in the county. Led by Ruguru Ngandori MCA Muturi Mwombo, the ward repre...

News / Citizen - 1 day ago

Babu Owino to remain in remand for 7 days

Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino will remain in remand for 7 more days pending bail ruling after denying attempted murder charge. The embattled legislator was on Monday arraigned before Milimani Law Courts Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi...