Chiefs told to steer BBI campaigns in Lamu ahead of planned referendum

Lamu County Commissioner (CC) Irungu Macharia has told chiefs in Lamu to be at the forefront of educating citizens over the benefits of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), in a bid to build consensus for it ahead of a planned referendum next year. Speaking during a National Government Administrative Officers meeting in Lamu Island Monday, […]

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Water Company disputes Sh.3.6 million power bill as taps remain dry in Lamu

The  Lamu Water and Sanitation Company (LAWASCO) has refuted claims that they owed Kenya Power Sh.3.6 million leading to the disconnection of water to more than 30, 0000 people in Lamu for the last three weeks. The county’s main island has suffered acute water shortage for the past three weeks without any respite following an […]

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Governor Fahim Twaha blames predecessor for commissioning “substandard” Shs 220 million Mokowe headquarters

A storm is brewing in Lamu county over governor Fahim Twaha’s government decision to vacate the Mokowe headquarters after the National Construction Authority condemned the building over poor workmanship. The NCA condemned the building in which the county government is operating citing electrical faults as well as leaking roofs. The Mokowe headquarters was built during […]

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Emerging cracks in Jubilee leadership in Lamu

Cracks  are  emerging within the Lamu County Jubilee leadership, eight months after the August 2017 election with area Senator, Anwar Loitiptip accusing Governor Fahim Twaha of lethargy and mismanagement of county resources. Speaking on Saturday during a Senate Parliamentary security committee tour of Mpeketoni to access the county’s security situation, Loitiptip accused the devolved unit […]

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