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Kenya: Limuru to Face Falling Waters in Central Final

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Nanyuki — Limuru Starlets have set up a mouth-watering clash against holders Falling Waters in the Chapa Dimba na Safaricom Central Region finals after seeing off Achievers Queens 5-1 at the Nanyuki Stadium on Saturday.

This will be a repeat of last year’s finals and is expected to be a cracker with Limuru confident of avenging for their loss last time out.

Striker Damaris Akinyi struck a hattrick with Ruth Muthoni and Ivy Sarah Ofula adding one each in the healthy win to sail them to a third consecutive final appearance.

Limuru broke the deadlock in the 17th minute when Akinyi volleyed the ball home from the right after the Achievers’ defense failed to clear away the ball inside the area.

Limuru were dominant and had more chances with Akinyi having another shot from distance saved by the keeper while lanky midfielder Joyce Kanja also had a long range shot cleared out by the keeper.

But they went 2-0 up in the 37th minute when Muthoni raced to a ball planted behind the defense before setting herself up with two touches and then calmly slotting past the keeper.

Limuru should have gone to the breather three up, but Akinyi’s effort at landing a brace ended in disappointment as her attempt at lobbing the ball over the keeper who was out of her line went wide.

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But, straight from the restart, the former champions were 3-0 up. Ofula scored with a beautiful touch away from the keeper after Limuru went straight into offense from kick off.

Four minutes later, the game looked sealed and set when AKinyi scored her second of the afternoon with a brilliant finish from the left after turning away from her marker with some excellent piece of skill.

Achievers had a chance to narrow the gap when they won a penalty following a handball inside the box, but star forward Lucy Wanja shot the effort straight at the keeper who made a routine save.

They were punished later when Akinyi completed her hattrick, gliding past the keeper before slamming the ball into an empty net.

Achievers scored their consolation with five minutes left when an unmarked Mercy Wanjiru lifted the ball over the keeper from the right.

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Samburu governor is clean, declares witness : The Standard

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A prosecution witness in the Sh86 million graft case against Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal (pictured) has for the second time denied claims that the county lost public funds through a fuel supply contract.
Joseph Lekalkuli, the county’s head of treasury, told lawyers cross-examining him that the contracts were above-board and money was paid through due process.
“From the documents produced in court, I can confirm that the county government did not lose any money through the contract. I only authorised payments which had gone through due process and were genuine,” said Mr Lekalkuli.
He said as the head of treasury, he never received any audit queries relating to payments the county government made to Oryx Service Station which, he said, does not belong to the governor as alleged by the prosecution.
He said Oryx Service Station is owned by Hesborn Wachira, who signed all the company’s documents and that the governor did not at any time put pressure on any official to favour Oryx.
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The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, in its documents filed in court, claimed that Mr Lenolkulal was the proprietor of Oryx Service Station, which he used to fleece the county through contracts to supply fuel to his own government.
Lekalkuli was the first prosecution witness out of the 43 lined up to testify. He produced 231 payment vouchers made to Oryx Service Station during the examination-in-chief, but which he confirmed were genuine payments for services and goods delivered.
Conspiracy
The Samburu governor is being tried for conspiracy to defraud his county government by allegedly receiving Sh84,695,996 through the contract with Oryx Service Station to supply fuel.
He was charged alongside Stephen Letinina, Daniel Lenolkirina, Josephine Lenasalia, Reuben Lemunyete, Linus Lenolngenye, Paul Lolmingani, Bernard Lesurmati and Lillian Balanga. Others are Andrew Lanyasunya, David Loosenge, Geoffery Kitewan and Hesborn Ndathi.

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Man linked to city robberies rearrested 18 months after being released on bail – Nairobi News

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A man who police say is behind muggings in Nairobi has been rearrested by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) 18 months after he was freed on bail.

In 2018, police described Godfrey Sangare Ambani as the leader of a gang that was linked to muggings and violent robberies within Nairobi’s city center.

Back then, the police said that Ambani had been arrested after being captured on CCTV robbing a man shortly after he had stepped out of a bank.

His two accomplices – John Mikia Kamau and Duncan Ndegwa Githinga – are still at large.

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On Wednesday police said the suspect was arrested by a team of DCI detectives and police officers based at Kamukunji.

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“The officers laid their trap within Milimani Law courts where they arrested Godfrey Sangare Ambani who was later positively identified by several victims in an identification parade,” the police said.

The suspect is expected to be arraigned in court on Wednesday and charged with robbery with violence.

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State forestalls Nairobi takeover legal challenges : The Standard

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President Uhuru Kenyatta witnesses the signing of the agreement that hands-over the functions of the Nairobi County Government to the National Government pursuant to Article 187 of the Constitution. [PSCU]

Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa last night gazetted the transfer of key functions of the Nairobi County to the National Government.

This means Uhuru Kenyatta’s government will in 21 days officially take over the control the capital amidst debate that the deal was not procedurally signed.
“This deed of transfer shall become effective 21 days from the date of execution and shall remain in force for an initial renewable period of two years from the date of execution,” CS Wamalwa said in the gazette notice dated February 25.
A section of lawmakers and lawyers argue that while the Constitution and Inter-governmental Relations Act provide for the transfer of functions between levels of government, the county assembly was not duly notified.
SEE ALSO :After Uhuru decision on housing, state must listen to people moreThey foresee the move being challenged in court.
The gazette notice, however, says that the deal: “Shall be notified to the Nairobi County Assembly pursuant to Section 26(6) of the Inter-governmental Relations Act and shall in the meantime be subjected to public participation”.
It added that any amendments to the deal from the public participation will be included in the Agreement.
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Besieged Governor Mike Sonko, whose powers have now been clipped, yesterday handed over the crucial functions of health, transport, public works and planning.
The States noted that it will prescribe and establish the institutional framework for the execution of the transferred functions, effectively reducing the governor to a mere figurehead.
SEE ALSO :The wars in Uhuru and Raila political partiesOn financing of the transferred functions; CS Wamalwa noted that money will be drawn from either or both the Consolidated Fund and the County Revenue Fund.
 “The National Government shall have the responsibility of collecting and remitting all revenue accruing from the transferred functions,” he said.
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) will oversee the collection of billions in revenue generated by the key dockets.
This is as the human resource for the implementation of the agreement will be seconded from the county government to the national government and the county public service board, in consultation with the Public Service Commission will formulate the necessary instruments to facilitate the secondment and deployment of those officers.
CS Wamalwa further notes that both Parliament and the Nairobi County Assembly will be updated on the implementation of the agreement through an annual report tabled in both the Houses.
SEE ALSO :Renewables top 90pc of Kenya’s power“The parties will harmonise the relevant sector performance contracts and service delivery indicators, as adopted by the respective governments and relevant departments,” CS Wamalwa said.

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