Cabinet did not approve Kimwarer dam project; Top state officers linked to land related murders; Deploy KDF if Somalia talks fail- MPs

Auditor General Edward Ouko during the launch of the community integrity building and development check application in Nairobi on January 27.
Auditor General Edward Ouko, Image/Courtesy

Good morning! We are staring at the weekend, which is just around the corner. We hope to have a long one so crossing fingers that the able CS Matiang’i approves Monday as a public holiday. Chief CS, hear the cry of the people.

In other news making headlines this morning, we face a mystery: who approved the Kimwarer dam manenos? According to AG Ouko, the Ksh22.5 billion project was not approved by Cabinet. Keep your eyes glued, hapo katanuka.

To matters land now, where several murders have been reported in the country because of issues related to property. One judge has made a chilling revelation that a CS, a governor and police officials were involved in killings surrounding the Kihiu Mwiri Farmers Company. At this rate, buying land is becoming a dangerous idea.

On another note, Kenya MPs have taken things to another level in the row with Somalia, and are ready to deploy KDF troops if nothing else works. This is a daring proposal, considering the likelihood that the two countries could go to war. It seems Somalia is spoiling for a fight, and Kenya is ready to give them a good one. Who will blink first?

Read those and other interesting stories from the Opera Newsdesk, here.


Cabinet did not approve Kimwarer dam project – Ouko

Auditor General Edward Ouko, Image/Courtesy

The Cabinet did not approve the controversial Sh22.5 billion Kimwarer dam project, Auditor General Edward Ouko has said.

In his report, he said only Sh27.7 billion Arror dam was sanctioned by the Cabinet. National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale on Tuesday tabled the 2017-18 report in the House.


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Top state officers linked to land-related murders

President Uhuru Kenyatta issues a title deed to to one of the Kihiu Mwiri land buying company shareholders Enock Njoroge on September 16 2015 in Muranga County. Image/Courtesy

A Cabinet Secretary and a governor should have been investigated for their alleged roles in a string of murders that rocked a land buying company in Muranga, a judge has said.

Deploy KDF if talks with Somalia fail, MPs say

Naional Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale
National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale Image: Courtesy

A showdown looms between Kenya and Somalia over the disputed maritime border after MPS proposed military deployment to the contested area.

In a joint motion, Leader of Majority Aden Duale and his Minority counterpart John Mbadi said Kenya Defence Forces should protecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the republic.

The motion sponsored by both sides of the political divide is the clearest signal that Kenya is not taking the row lightly, including the possibility of a war with Somalia.


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Row between Kenya and Somalia over the disputed maritime border has escalated and Kenyan MPs now want KDF deployed to guard the contentious territory in the Indian ocean.
Do you think using the military will calm the situation or worsen the relationship with our neighbours even further? Drop your views in the comments section.




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