Author: KahawaTungu Reporter

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Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho meeting with members of Kikuyu community failed to take off for the third time as the Mombasa governor continue to face hostility among various upcountry communities. Joho has been silently seeking support of the group. Joho regime is accused of isolating people not originally from Mombasa on account of their ethnicity, even as he ring fences opportunities for a very small click of friends and families related to him and his cronies. Mombasa county employment is a cesspool of sex scandals and family favoritism, even as the Mombasa governor nurse ambitions for being President someday.…

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The increasingly elusive Luo bloc vote in this year’s Mombasa gubernatorial election has made incumbent governor Ali Hassan Joho hold meetings with members of the Luo migrant community in Mombasa more than five times seeking their endorsement and support for his re-election. Yesterday, Joho flew to Mombasa Luo Council of Elders Mzee Willis Otondi to convince Luos to vote for him. Mzee Otondi is also expected to hold another meeting between Joho and NASA Presidential candidate Raila Odinga and key Luo grassroots leaders ahead of NASA rally on Friday. Mzee Otondi, with a number of Luo sages, have been booked…

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Justice George Odunga is once again in the eye of a partisan political storm after the Jubilee Party through its erratic Secretary General Raphael Tuju wrote to the Chief Justice David Maraga to bar the judge from hearing all election related cases arising from next week’s August 8 polls. Through Tuju, the party wants Mr Odunga to be replaced from being the “judge on schedule” during the period in which election petition cases will be filed at the high court. Tuju has taken to accusing Justice Odunga of being related to Siaya Senator James Orengo as the only reason why…

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Mainstream churches are finding it hard to preach ‘peace’ following what is becoming a new industry of commercial peace peddlers in the country particularly around elections period. Ahead of the August 8 elections, peace preachers have held mass prayers rallies, peace concerts, sponsored peace messages and in some regions are moving door-to-door to preach peace. Increasingly, however, Kenyans are calling for a free, fair and credible elections as a bare minimum for peace, a message that contrasts the ‘peace at all costs’ gospel of the donor funded peace artists. The peace peddlers, now referred to as ‘peacepreneurs’, are a mix…

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A silent tussle in the Kenya Defense Forces is pitting Defense Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo against serving soldiers in what Kahawa Tungu has learnt has been a simmering row over Omamo’s incompetence as the civilian head of the military apart from President Uhuru. Chief of the General Staff, General Samson Mwathathe is said to have a very strained relationship with the CS. Soldiers claim Omamo did not show the kind of support they expected when a number of them died in gruesome Al Shabaab attack in Somalia, with many military families now resigned to poverty and neglect. The soldiers also…

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Statement from the African Union reads: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) Moussa Faki Mahamat has learnt with shock about the killing of Mr Christopher Msando, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Manager at the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) of Kenya. This dastardly act happened a week ahead of the Kenyan general elections planned for 8 August 2017. “I condemn this senseless act in the strongest terms and call on the Kenyan authorities to conduct a full investigation into the murder and bring those responsible to justice. I extend my most sincere condolences to the family of…

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Last year December google introduced an android app Trusted contact app. A new way to let you, your family, and friend knows you’re safe. Google “Trusted Contacts,” is out now on the iOS App Store. The app ‘’Trusted Contacts’’ is available for users on both android and iOS cross platform location sharing, no matter what kind of device you’re using  android or iOS device, sharing is easy. The app allows the loved ones request you’re location even if your offline or you can’t get to it. The app also proactively shares your location in every day or emergency situation. The app…

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Kenyans living in slums and areas recently declared ‘violent hotspots’ are leaving in droves to their rural areas and other places they consider safer as election draws near. Busloads of Kenyans have been ferrying residents of Kibera, Mukuruwe, Mathare, Korogocho, Langas (Eldoret), Kimumu (Eldoret), Kiambaa (Eldoret) and many other areas. The displacement, out of fear of the unknown, is worrying both sides of the coalitions as those fleeing are deciding to forgo voting to stay alive. Chilling murder of IEBC ICT official Chris Msando has polluted the environment even more, with clearest indications yet that the outcome of next week’s…

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The lady whose lifeless body was found in the same thicket with that of the murdered IEBC ICT Manager Chris Msando was found is said to be a Ms Carol Sharif Ngumbu. Police claim the two bodies were found 400 meters apart. Ms Ngumbu was only 21 and was a student at Kenya Medical Training Institute Karen Branch. The young lady was due to graduate in December. According to Ms Ngumbu’s sister, Jedida Wanjiku, Carol had known Msando for months and were having drinks on Friday night. Jedida realized her sister was missing on Saturday. Read: Sexual Exploitation at Ushahidi,…

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Intel Corporation’s East Africa has donated a High Performance Computing device to the school of Science and Technology for use in a research project by students, worth over Kes 5 million shillings. A Conference, themed “The Role of HPCs in Accelerating Research and Innovation in Africa” will invite membership from all over the ecosphere, and is predicted to lead to the creation of a five-node High Performance Computing (HPC) network across Africa. The program aim is to provide a platform in which participants, such as research bodies, Universities, Tec companies, and development partner will help establish the High Performance Computing (HPC)…

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President Uhuru is upbeat he has the numbers to beat NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga in an open, transparent and free electoral contest. The president, unlike those close to him, is against any attempts to manipulate the electoral system to supposedly favour him. He has campaigned in twice as many regions as the NASA Leader, also attracting massive crowds and passionate support. The president has also hogged media coverage, with an advertisement blitz that has seen NASA reduced to the corners of television broadcasting. The President believes his numbers are good in areas that voted overwhelmingly for NASA (then CORD)…

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President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto are yet to make public statements, or send condolences, after the dastardly murder of IEBC ICT Manager Chris Msando. This is in contrast to top NASA leaders who yesterday strongly condemned the murder, calling on the government to come clean on it. The heinous act has gripped the country, with various groups including the diplomatic community demanding expeditious investigations to bring the killers to book. The US and the UK have offered to assist unravel the murders, offers the government is said to have rejected. The silence of the president and his…

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A week to the general election, NASA Leader Raila Odinga has opened an unassailable lead against President Uhuru in 27 counties, achieving the first constitutional requirement to be president which demands that a presidential candidate must win in at least half the 47 counties. Raila also beats Uhuru convincingly in Nairobi, where the president is trailing with double digits. Nairobi has nearly two million votes and the NASA Leader is eyeing over 1.5 million. Other major towns and counties Raila leads are Mombasa, Kakamega, Bungoma, Kisumu, Kilifi, Kisii, Trans Nzoia, Taita Taveta, Kwale, Migori, Busia, Homa Bay, Vihiga, Kisumu, Nyamira,…

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Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has been spotted with the car of the missing IEBC ICT Manager Chris Musando. It is unclear how the lawmaker got the car whose owner is still missing but sources told Kahawa Tungu that Kuria will be taken in for interrogation by detectives investigating the incident. Kuria also alluded the missing IEBC official may have been involved with a woman in Roysambu. Who is Kuria and what was he doing here? He actually wrote on his facebook that Musando was ‘enjoying’ women in Roysambu. WHAT does he know? pic.twitter.com/qxuXG3C2zF — Lord Mutai (@ItsMutai) July 31, 2017…

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Wiper Party candidate Wavinya Ndeti who has benefited from the combined support of NASA with nearly all the principals and Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho pitching tent in Machakos for her is inching closer to beating incumbent governor Dr. Alfred Mutua. In March, Dr. Mutua’s popularity was in the highs of 80% while Wavinya was polling less than 15% but a new poll by TIFA now places Wavinya at 35% while Mutua’s popularity has reduced to 59%. Both Mutua and Wavinya dispute the polls. Considering that current Deputy Governor Benard Kiala who was in the race as an independent candidate…

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ODM Party candidates in Mombasa and Kwale Counties are struggling to fund their campaigns after people who pledged support, including Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho, pulled out of bankrolling them. In Mombasa, most of the candidates for MCA seats were hand-picked by Joho, many of them very unpopular on the ground which is now causing serious panic among the orange party supporters that they may lose to other candidates. “Gov. Joho is not financing anyone. He promised but the help has not come and many ODM nominees may just lose because of lack of resources,” a source told Kahawa Tungu.…

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