In her emotional speech to the media at her office Saturday afternoon, Waiguru said she made the decision to quit due to health reasons.
“In view of the impact these events have had on my health, I have been advised by my doctor to take time off to recover and to undertake much lighter duties for some time,” Waiguru told a news conference.
“I have therefore, following my doctor’s advice, requested his Excellency the President to relieve me of the responsibilities of the Cabinet Secretary for Devolution and Planning and should he find it fit, to accord me such lighter duties as he shall deem appropriate.”
She however insists that she is innocent over the massive corruption in her office that led to huge public outcry calling for her to step aside.
Waiguru says she was the whistle blower yet she has been publicly accused of masterminding the corruption in her office.
She says her family and even her children have been affected and even in some instances attacked
One Farmer is suspected to have sold uninspected meat in Meru County leading to the hospitalization of more than 300 people .
Tens of residents were rushed to Kanyakine Sub-County Hospital after consuming meat from the cow that had died of an unknown disease.
Meru Director of Livestock David Mugambi said the cow’s owner had sought the services of a quack veterinary officer to treat the animal before it died.
Mr Mugambi, however, refuted earlier reports that the cow was suffering from anthrax.
The fake veterinary officer was the one who had inspected the cow.
Meru county Chief Officer in-charge of Health James Gitonga said 49 people were admitted in hospital but were in stable condition while 262 others were treated and discharged.
“I am going to the ground to establish the situation.
“Our health workers acted in time and all those suspected to have consumed the meat have been treated.
“The owner of the cow will be arrested and arraigned in court,” Dr Gitonga acted on time.
He said he was liaising with the County livestock officers to identify the veterinary officer who inspected the cow and approved its slaughter.
Mr Gitonga said it was yet to be established what caused people to fall sick after consuming the meat.
“The cow was not suffering from anthrax as it has been reported in a section of the media.
“We suspect that the people were affected by antibiotics that were used to treat the sick animal.
“Meat from an animal treated with antibiotics should only be consumed after 28 days,” Mr Mugambi said.
He warned farmers against slaughtering animals at home saying there are enough qualified meat inspectors and veterinary officers in the county.
Mr Mugambi also warned residents against consuming meat that has no stamp from a qualified Government meat inspector.
“We are tracking the quack and he will face the full force of the law.
“Farmers should only seek services of a certified veterinary officer to treat their animals,” he said.
The patients who sought treatment complained of stomach aches, weak joints and diarrhoea.
Nyeri police have arrested three university students and a form four leaver in connection to KES 30.9 million robbery at Equity Bank.
The students aged between 23 and 26 were nabbed in Nairobi.
Othaya OCPD, Joseph Mwika said the three; Justine Mutua, Dennis Kimathi and Phineas Mutwiri are all students of Technical University of Kenya.
He said the other suspect, 21-year-old Gregory Gichuru was also arrested together with the rest in Nairobi.
Mwika said the four suspects were working for a company that had been licensed to register SIM cards from top telecommunication service providers.
However, the company is reported to have been registering SIM cards fraudulently and later using them in money laundering schemes.
“We are still investigating the matter concerning the SIM cards used to call officials of the bank before the robbery. Police recovered thousands of SIM cards, mobile phones and computers from the suspects in the operation,” said Mwika.
Three Othaya Equity bank officials have already been charged in court.
Mwika added that the stolen money is yet to be recovered.
Residents if Ichuga village in Kieni East sub-county, Nyeri County woke up to a rude shock after Alexander Karwe allegedly killed Doris Nyawira, 25.
A neighbor, Patrick Gichonge said a brother to the suspect visited the family about 6am and is the one who found out that the mother of two had been killed.
Gichonge said his brother dared him to also kill him since he had killed his wife, where he used a sword to slit her neck.
“It is the brother who alerted us when he asked us why we were still sleeping while his brother had killed his wife” said Gichonge.
He added that neighbours gathered at the compound of the rented timber premises, and found the suspect unmoved and dared them to lynch him.
Neighbours noted that the suspect, who was picked by police officers from Nanyuki police station led by Officer commanding station Joash Nyachiro, was a silent man.
Gichonge said the suspect, upon interrogation by neighbours, said his wife insulted him kihii “uncircumcised man”, an issue that angered him.
He noted that he has been a silent man who had few words with few people, adding that the drugs he was known to abuse was only miraa and cigarettes.
Nyachiro said at the scene that the body was taken to Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary, while the suspect was locked in at Nanyuki police station with investigation starting immediately.
On Saturday the 10th of October, the 1st ever Laikipia Youth Leaders forum took place at the Nanyuki Sportsman arms hotel. In attendance were youth leaders from all over the three sub-counties i.e. LAIKIPIA EAST, LAIKIPIA WEST & LAIKIPIA NORTH.
The forum was organized by the County Government’ Ministry of youth Gender & sports under the stewardship of The CEC JB AKAALE.
Great deliberations were made top among the formation of steering committee to spearhead the youth empowerment agenda in Laikipia County.
The committee was formed with all the 3 sub-counties nominating 5 members respectively.
Sand transporters paralyzed business at Laikipia County headquarters after they blocked the entrance with their vehicles to protest increased levies by the county government.
They also protested insecurity in Laikipia North after armed gangsters clobbered a truck driver, Gerald Kariuki, to death on Tuesday.
The protesters said the county government has been demanding a Sh10,000 annual registration from each truck and increased the sand cess from Sh600 to Sh1,500 per lorry per trip.
Despite the increment, the county government was doing nothing in terms of offering service as the roads were shoddy.
The traders noted that they have been sending letters seeking the county government to listen to them before they could implement the new levies without response.
However, they were informed that the governor was out of the county.
According the chairman Kirunyu Kiama the county government started implementing the levies without consulting them as key stakeholders.
Public participation for the finance will start next week.
On Wednesday the Lorries were blocked at Il Polei trading centre for failing to pay the registration fee.
Laikipia North sub-county administrator John Legei, who has written to the transporters twice demanding that they pay the new levies, said he was merely implementing instruction of his seniors.
To mark two and a half years in office, The Laikipia County Government under the leadership of H.E Joshua Irungu has embarked on visiting all wards in Laikipia County to benchmark on the track record of The county Government since it was established. The aim of the visit is to bridge the gap between the County Leadership and the people it serves.
The meeting serves as an opportunity for members of the public to air the views in relation to the ongoing development projects in the county.
Different from other previous forums, H.E Governor Joshua Irungu Laikipias chief servant assumes the role of the master of ceremony in which he coordinates the entire forum from start to finish.
Speaking at the function The Governor barred people in attendance from introducing political talks in the forum as it was only development oriented.
Present at the forum are The CS, CEC, S, CHIEF OFFICERS, COUNTY DIRECTORS and WARD LEADERS from various organizations and groups from the respective wards.
The forums have so far been held at THINGITHU,GITHIGA,IGWAMITI,SOSIAN & OLMORAN
This year’s intake of Kenya Defense
Forces’ Servicemen/women will begin
on Monday 14 September in various
places across Kenya. We have
organized them in order so that you
can have an easy time reading them.
The following are the KDF
recruitment centers 2015 and dates
per county. The counties have been
All potential candidates reporting to
the recruitment centers MUST come
from the sub counties of their
The potential candidates should
bring with them current original
national identity card and academic
ID photocopies/scanned and police
abstracts will not be accepted.
The recruitment exercise is FREE.
The Recruiting Teams consists of the
Kenya Army, Kenya Air Force, Kenya
Navy and the Defense Forces
Fri 18/09/2015: Garbatulla
Mon 21/09/2015: Merti
Thur 24/09/2015 Isiolo Town
Monday 14/09/2015: Nyahururu
Tuesday 15/09/2015: Rumuruti
Wednesday 16/09/2015: Nanyuki in
Laikipia East Sub County.
Thursday 17/09/2015: Mukogodo in
Friday 18/09/2015: Sirima in Laikipia
Mon 28/09/2015: Maua in Igembe
Tue 29/09/2015: Meru (Imenti North)
Wed 30/09/2015: Nkubu in Imenti
Thur 01/10/2015: Muriri in Tigania
Fri 02/10/2015: Laare in Igember
Mon 05/10/2015: Urru in Tigania
Tue 06/10/2015: Gatimbi in Meru
Thursday 17/09/2015: Ndaragwa
Friday 18/09/2015: Ol-joro-orok
Monday 21/09/2015: Ol Kalau
Tuesday 22/09/2015: Kipipiri
Wednesday 23/09/2015: Engineer
Thur 24 Sep 2015: Miringani
Fri 25 Sep 2015: Njambini
Monday 14/09/2015: Chaka in Kieni
Tuesday 15/09/2015: Mweiga in Kieni
West Sub County.
Wednesday 16/09/2015: Nyeri in
Thursday 17/09/2015: Wamagana in
Friday 18/09/2015: Othaya in Neri
Monday 21/09/2015: Karatina in
Tuesday 22/09/2015: Kaiyaba in
Wednesday 23/09/2015: Mukurwe-