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Scores arrested after Friday night’s rival gangs clash in Flamingo Estate

At least 3 youths have lost their lives this year alone through knife stabs while one was stoned to death and thrown into Lake Nakuru National Park and devoured by hyenas.

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One of the houses burnt in yesterday's clashes between rival gang groups in Flamingo Estate, Nakuru Town East sub-County. Photo/Clement Ochieng

Police have so far arrested 18 people in connection to last night’s gang fights in Nakuru Town East that left one dead and houses burnt down.

A 17 years old form three students from Flamingo Estate is also fighting for his life at Nakuru Level Five Hospital after sustaining knife stabs.

Splinter groups of the outlawed Confirm Group have for years been fighting for dominance and control of Kivumbini, Flamingo and Rhonda estates.

Nakuru County Commissioner Erastus Mbui has intimated that police officers are also pursuing well-known others who have since fled their homes after the attack.

Police officers on patrol clashes between rival gang groups in Flamingo Estate, Nakuru Town East sub-County on Friday night. Photo/Clement Ochieng

The administrator regretted that people were not coming out to record statements with police to sustain a case in Court, “We have been making arrests but the suspects are always set free by Courts due to lack of evidence.”

Mr Moses Kuria, a local blamed the local leadership for supporting the illegal gangs for selfish political gains. The gangs are known for using technology to steal money from banks and Mpesa.

At least 3 youths have lost their lives this year alone through knife stabs while one was stoned to death and thrown into Lake Nakuru National Park and devoured by hyenas.

“The groups have longstanding grudges that we don’t understand but could be deals gone sour,” he stated adding that the harsh economic times have made the gangs resort to muggings and break-ins.

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New dawn for Kivumbini Ward Politics as Luo community endorses independent candidate Neto Sakwa Alukutsa

Speaking at Christian Brotherhood Church in Manyani, Kivumbini Ward on Sunday, Sakwa vowed to ensure leadership of inconclusiveness once he makes it in the August Polls.

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Kivumbini Ward Independent Candidate Neto Sakwa Alukutsa(Centre) flanked by former competitors Marcel Mulah and Alphonce Owino.

It is a new dawn in Kivumbini Ward Politics in Nakuru Town East constituency following the endorsement of Independent candidature of Neto Sakwa Alukutsa by Luo community.

In a ceremony which brought together family, clergy, elders and friends from both Mulembe Nation and JokaNyanam Community in Kivumbini Ward, the two communities saw a Memorandum of Understanding reached.

Under the MoU, Sakwa committed to protect the interest of all tribes and social classes who reside within the ward.

Speaking at Christian Brotherhood Church in Manyani, Kivumbini Ward on Sunday, Sakwa vowed to ensure leadership of inconclusiveness once he makes it in the August Polls.

“We have suffered a lot but this time round with proper team work we can deliver the seat and end this issue where the people of Kivumbini have been denied that democracy to participate in party primaries by those who have resources. Under my leadership, I will ensure that fair distribution of resources, bursary and development projects through needs-based consultations and all inclusive priorities via public participation platforms” said Sakwa.

It will be noted that Kivumbini is a strong ODM zone in Nakuru with majority of those who have led the Ward before having been elected on ODM ticket.

However, as things stand now there is a clear paradigm shift in the politics of the cosmopolitan Ward.

This has been occasioned by the fact that the people have on many occassions denied the chance to participate in a free and fair nominations.

In 2017 for instance, the nomination exercise by the ODM party did not sail through smoothly leading to unclear fate where newcomer in politics Wilbur Onyango was handed the certificate.Came 2022 and the ODM primaries that were to take place on 1st April did not take place with the National Elections Board led by Catherine Muma citing insecurity issues.

It later emerged that the ODM party had issued two certificates to incumbent Wilbur Onyango and one Hussein. It is however not clear whose name among the two was forwarded to the IEBC.

But with the new development where Sakwa-an independent candidate was endorsed by Luo community for his continued support to the people at all times, is a clear indicator that there is a change in politics of Kivumbini.

The endorsement was witnessed by among others Elder Stanley Kinuthia on behalf of Manyani Landlords and Bishop Geoffrey Buliba of the Christian Brotherhood Church (CBC Upendo) on behalf of Kivumbini clergy.

Present at the function were his former ODM competitors Marcel Mulah and Alphonce Owino.

It will be recalled that former Jubilee aspirant for the seat James Kihoria Nandwa has also in the recent days declared that he will be supporting Sakwa.

The Kivumbini Ward seat has so far attracted the incumbent Wilbur Onyango(ODM), Neto Sakwa(Independent), Rukia Wanjiru(UDA) and Robert Moita of Jubilee Party among others.

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Boost for Neto Sakwa’s MCA bid as former Jubilee aspirant vows total support

Speaking to this writer, Sakwa commended Kihoria for sacrificing his ambition to support him.
He vowed to ensure leadership of inclusivity where citizens are key in decision-making.

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Kivumbini Ward MCA independent candidate Neto Sakwa Alukutsa.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Kivumbini Ward MCA independent candidate Neto Sakwa Alukutsa has received a major boost after former Jubilee aspirant for the seat James Kihoria Nandwa vowed to back him.

Kihoria who was denied Jubilee party ticket in favour of Robert Moita took to social media on Thursday with message, “After great soul searching n self analysis…l wish to state without fear of contradiction…without any push and pull…I will support Hon.Sakwa on his independent candidature because of many reasons n leadership qualities”.

According to Kihoria, Sakwa who was denied ODM ticket despite being popular, has stood with the people
He was n is still with the people when during tribulations of Corona, during demise in terms of contributions n availability and that Sakwa has great knowledge on matters social audit n public participation in budgetary matters of county.

While calling on Kivumbini residents to rally their support for Sakwa whom he termed as a mature and a great peace ambassador as seen thorough his responses on social media.

“When people would fight in social media he always has the ambiance to bring back peace.He is a great resident ranging from the days when he lived with his uncle Bishop Buliba in Kaloleni A in the 90s.”

Kihoria urged his supporters to rally behind Sakwa for a better Kivumbini Ward after August polls.

Sakwa will be battling it out in the August 9 polls with among others the incumbent Wilbur Onyango of ODM and Rukia Wanjiru of UDA.

Speaking to this writer, Sakwa commended Kihoria for sacrificing his ambition to support him.

He vowed to ensure leadership of inclusivity where citizens are key in decision-making.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Flamingo Ward MCA urges electorates to make good use of voter verification exercise

This, he says will ensure no more conflicts come voting day on August 9.

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Flamingo Ward MCA Eddy Kiragu.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Flamingo Ward MCA Eddy Kiragu has urged residents to make good use of the voter verification exercise.

In a message to his electorates, Kiragu noted that the exercise is key in ensuring every voter’s particulars are right.

This, he says will ensure no more conflicts come voting day on August 9.

“Let’s confirm our voting status.This is a paramount exercise towards August polls” said Kiragu.

The youthful MCA was elected in 2017 on Jubilee party ticket.

However, he will be defending his seat on UDA ticket.

Kiragu believes in transformational leadership aimed at improving lives of the electorates.

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