News highights- March 21 2017 Uhuru begins two-day tour of Kisii, Nyamira counties

News highights- March 21 2017 Uhuru begins two-day tour of Kisii, Nyamira counties

Uhuru begins two-day tour of Kisii, Nyamira counties

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto will today start a two-day tour of Kisii and Nyamira counties to hunt for votes.

He is expected to inspect the progress of construction works on Chebilat-Ikonge-Chabera road and address a gathering at Magwagwa shopping centre.

The President will then hold a meeting with area leaders at Viongozi Centre before addressing a public rally later in the day at Magombo.

Kisii and Nyamira counties are considered ODM strongholds.

Uhuru will then traverse Kisii on Wednesday, March 22, where he is expected to launch projects and address rallies at Magwagwa, Ikonge, Ekerenyo, Nyamira, Nyambaria and Nyansiongo.

President Uhuru Kenyatta during a past visit of Kisii County

Speaker Muturi to rule on fate of Ouko ouster petition

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi will today rule on a court order stopping the petition seeking Auditor General Edward Ouko’s removal from office.

The petitioner Emmanuel Mwagambo is seeking Ouko’s sacking over claims of abuse of office, which includes queries into the purchase of a Sh100 million audit software.

READ ALSO: Auditor General Ouko hits back at petitioner, vows to stay put

Auditor General Edward Ouko (in blue tie) sits pensively with his lawyer Otiende Amollo as he follows proceedings of the Parliamentary Committee on Finance on February 28

It is alleged the contract was inflated from Sh18 million. Last week, the Speaker ordered Ouko to appear before Parliament or face unspecified consequences.

Muturi said Ouko whose office is mandated with audit and report on the accounts and funds of National, County Government and independent offices now risks facing sanctions from the National Assembly if he refuses to meet the Finance, Trade and Planning Committee.

Governor Kidero on course to retain seat – Infotrak

Nairobi County Governor Dr Evans Kidero is on course to retain his seat in the August 8 polls, a recent poll has shown. According to a poll released by InfoTrak Harris over the weekend, Kidero is leading the pack in the capital city’s gubernatorial race by 35.3 per cent.

READ ALSO: Prepare for defeat in city governors’ race, Kidero tells Jubilee

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero at Garden Estate Primary and Secondary School as Nairobi County reverted back school land which had been illegally grabbed by private developers.

Senator Mike Sonko comes second with 23 per cent while his competitor for the Jubilee Party ticket, Peter Kenneth comes in the third position with 20.2 per cent.

Kidero was elected as the first governor of Nairobi County on an Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party ticket with 692,483 votes, defeating Ferdinand Waititu of The National Alliance (TNA) by 74,644 votes.

READ ALSO: Uproar over Mike Sonko’s albino jibe

Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko

Controversial lawyer Miguna Miguna is in a distant fourth position with 1.2 per cent.

Former Starehe MP Margaret Wanjiru and Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru are in fifth and seventh positions respectively with 0.9 and 0.6 per cent.

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