Leaders vow to block plan to scrap Budalang’i Constituency - 5 months ago, 10 Sep 00:18

By: Gaitano Pessa

Budalang’i leaders have vowed to reject plans to scrap the constituency.

Foreign Affairs Chief Administrative Secretary Ababu Namwamba allayed fears that Budalang’i constituency might be scrapped in the next boundaries review.

Mr Namwamba, the former for area MP, assured residents that the constituency will still be in existence even after next year’s census by Kenya National Bureau of Statistics.

The constituency is among 27 others that risk losing their status after next year’s census, which is expected to inform the planned boundaries review by the electoral commission ahead of the 2022 polls.

Mr Namwamba, who was addressing a congregation at St Nicholas Catholic Church in Port Victoria on Sunday, said he had already written to the electoral commission, citing Article 89 of the Constitution that gives direction on formation and dissolution of constituencies.


Article 89 (6) directs that such a review should take into account geographical features and ...
Read More

Category: topnews news counties politics


27 minutes
Ruto to quit 2029, President not monarch, Murder suspect's confession video: Your Breakfast Briefing

Good Morning.President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee administration intend to sink a further Sh8.4 billion into the controversial laptop project that has so far gobbled in excess of Sh50 billion.The ...

Category: topnews news
37 minutes
Ruto expands team, plans to quit in 2029

Deputy President William Ruto has expanded his team of advisers to include political heavyweights as he announced that he would like to serve one seven-year term if he is elected in 2022.And the ...

Category: topnews news
27 minutes
Why Rutophobia is at the heart of the call for constitutional changes

In Kenya’s schizophrenic politics, it is sometimes difficult to find meaning in every word or action of the politicos. Like the narcos of yonder, the politicos of Kenya can be extremely wily, guileful ...

Category: topnews news
1 hours ago, 06:32
Polarized by Catalonia, Spain heads to the polls

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has called a general election for April 28 after his minority government’s budget proposal was rejected by lawmakers. The election is Spain’s third in less than ...

Category: topnews news
1 hours ago, 07:02
Egyptian MPs back changes that could keep Sisi in power till 2034

The Egyptian parliament on Thursday approved in principle proposed constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power until 2034 and boost his control of the ...

Category: topnews news
27 minutes
Referendum push plot by politicians to remain relevant, influential

The fight for positions in post-President Uhuru Kenyatta government has intensified, with politicians pushing for a referendum to expand the Executive. Pundits, politicians and civil society groups ...

Category: topnews news