Bungoma’s richest politician in funeral drama with mourners

Confusion reigned at Mufungu village in Sirisia on Saturday when some mourners attempted to block Bungoma politician Moses Nandalwe from attending a funeral.

Trouble started when “Mr Money Bags” arrived for the funeral of three children of AC Butonge Secondary School principal Vincent Wekesa.

Supporters of Sirisia MP John Waluke tried to prevent Nandalwa from accessing the funeral venue.

‘Mr Money Bags’ contested the Sirisia seat in 2017 on the ODM ticket and lost to Waluke of Jubilee.

Nandalwe, who arrived with his supporters shortly before the service, forced his way through.

During the commotion, ‘Mr Money Bags’ was hit on the face and got bruised.

His fly whisk and walking stick were snatched and broken.

The chaos happened as Waluke watched a few meters away.

Sirisia MP John Waluke and politician Moses Nandalwe at the funeral, Saturday, January 5, 2019. /BRIAN OJAMAA

Administration Police officers intervened and calmed the situation.

‘Mr Money Bags’ was allowed to seat but he did not speak amid requests from mourners for him to address them.

Only elected leaders were allowed to speak. They condemned the incident.

Bumula MP Mwambu Mabonga, Bungoma Woman Representative Catherine Wambilianga, Bungoma administration CEC Keya Sabwami, former Kwanza MP Noah Wekesa and two MCAs were present.

Wekesa’s son and two daughters died in a fatal road crash in Makutano along the Kanduyi-Chwele road on December 24.

The three were riding on a motorbike from Bungoma town. They were heading home after shopping for Christmas when they were killed.

MCA fulani avamiwa huko Bungoma

Mwakilishi wa wadi ya Mbakalo katika bunge la kaunti ya Bungoma Bethwel Mwambu ametaka usalama kuimarishwa haswa kwa viongozi baada ya gari lake kugongwa mbele na silaha isiyojulikana na mtu asiyejulikana hapo jana usiku kwenye barabara kuu ya kutoka Bungoma kuelekea Webuye.

Akiongea na wanahabari baada ya kuandikisha taarifa kwenye kituo cha Webuye hii leo, Mwambu anahoji kuwa hamlaumu mtu yeyeote japo akataka maafisa wa polisi kuhakikisha usalama unaimarishwa katika kaunti ya Bungoma.

Mwambu anasema kuwa hafahamu kama ilikua kisa cha kawaida ama ni yeye ndiye alikua analengwa na kutaka uchunguzi wa kina kufanya ili kubaini kilichojiri.

Aidha amehoji kuwa ataendelea na jukumu alilotwigwa na bungoma kuangazia usalama wa wakilishi wa bunge la kaunti.

Brian O Ojama

Mwanamke mmoja mwenye umri wa miaka 46 auwawa Kaunti ya Bungoma

Hali ya huzuni imetanda katika kijiji cha Makutano Eneo bunge la Kanduyi Kaunti ya Bungoma baada ya mwanamke mmoja mwenye umri wa miaka 46 kuuwawa na watu wasiojulikana kwa kudaiwa kudungwa dungwa mara kadhaa kwa kisu.

Tom Sifuna Mumewe marehemu anaarifu kuwa alipata habari kuwa wanawe walifika nyumbani kutoka shuleni majira ya jioni na kumpata mama yao kwa jina Irene Sifuna ameuwawa na alipofika nyumbani alimpata mkewe akiwa amelazwa kitandani akiwa uchi na majeraha ya kisu mgongoni huku kisu kilichokuwa na damu pamoja na kamba vikipatikana kando yake.

Hata hivyo maafisa wa polisi wameanzisha uchunguzi kuhusiana na kisa hicho huku wakimsaka mfanyakazi wa boma hilo ambaye anadaiwa kutoweka na kwenda mafichoni baada ya kisa hicho cha kutamausha.

Reprieve for Kenyans as high court stops 16 % levy on fuel products

The High Court sitting in Bungoma has today granted temporary orders stopping the levying of 16% VAT on all fuel products.

The petitioners under the name Sumawe youth group represented by Advocate Ken Amondi argued that the Minister had flouted core constitutional principles and values in arriving at the decision.

They argued that the matter was an issue of public interest affecting all Kenyans and it was wrong for the cabinet secretary to hide under the guise of waiting the presidential assent on a matter that parliament had deliberated .

“The people speak through their representatives who are members of parliament and the act of the CS is against constitutional principles ,” argued lawyer Amondi.

The energy regulatory board and the Cabinet secretary finance had been listed as respondents in the matter .

The petitioners further argued that the powers of spending public finances had been vested to parliament which had spoken through amending the bill.

Justice Stephen Riechi had ordered that the matter be mentioned on 12/09/2018 in Kisumu.

-JOHN NALIANYA

Jamaa auwawa kwa kunyofolewa sehemu za siri Bungoma

Maafisa wa polisi kaunti ya Bungoma wameanzisha uchunguzi kwa kisa ambapo mwanaume mmoja mwenye umri wa miaka thelathini na mmoja ameripotiwa kuuwawa.

Wazazii wa marehemu wanashuku huenda mkewe mbaye wamekuwa wakizozania kushukiwa kuwa na mpenzi wa nje ya ndoa amehusika kwa kuwashirikisha watu wengine wasiojulikana.

Familia ya marehemu inayoishi katika kijiji cha Buema eneo bunge la Kanduyi, sasa inalilia haki baada ya mwanao wa kiume Ernest Wanyela mwenye kudaiwa kuawa na mkewe katika njia ya kutatanisha katika kijiji cha Kibabii.

Brian Ojamaa.