Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza With President William Ruto
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Meru lawmakers want the County to be split into two, Nyambene and Imenti counties.
Tigania East Mp Mpuru Aburi leads the push for the split with eleven MPs backing his move. According to Mpuru, the split will give Nyambene County five constituencies including Tigania West, Tigania East, Igembe Central, Igembe South and Igembe North. The Meru legislatures believe that the split will enable the two counties to channel more revenue to the county, enabling it to make major development strides.
A 2019 census conducted by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) informed that Meru County had a population above 1.5 million people. Out of the total population, the Nyambene region dominates the entire county with over 800,000 people. Meru parliamentary congress chairman Mugambi Rindikiri hinted that processes are underway to split the county into two. The Buuri Constituency MP explained their push for the split by saying that Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza has been favouring some sections of the county in her development agenda.
According to Rindikiri, the division will achieve equality among the regions. Meru Senator Kathuri Murungi echoed similar remarks, saying all the constituencies deserve equal share since none is superior to the other. He added that the move will ensure all residents are accommodated. On Saturday, Senator Kathuri arranged a leadership caucus at Maua stadium with all the elected and non-elected leaders to discuss issues of importance to the county.
“The agenda of two counties is unstoppable, for two counties is not enmity but it is all about resources,” said Hon Julius Taitumu Igembe North Mp.
Only a mad person can dream leave alone demand a split of any county,constituency or ward in Kenya.11 years of devolution experiment have zero results but shs 13t.debt,3/4 of it going to salaries of the bloated govt and looting by four to five thousand gangsters including 90 year old thug-Ngina Muhuhu Kamau.Kenya(ns) should think of merging them if at all they want to reduce the cost of living.Some institutions like senate should be abolished.Kenyans should also demand introduction of FIRING SQUAD to corruption offenses backdated to 1963.
I don’t know what has been going on in Meru, maybe too much khat or in addition to pot, even my old Meru fren has disappeared from the horizon?!? What’s up
When are the Kiambaa church (in Eldoret) arsonists going to be arrested?
THE CASE OF RWANDA:
Fulgence Kayishema: Rwandan accused of killing 2,000 in church arrested
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Arrest poster of Fulgence Kayishema
Fulgence Kayishema was arrested after 22 years on the run
One of four remaining fugitives from the 1994 Rwandan genocide has been captured, UN prosecutors say.
Fulgence Kayishema was arrested in South Africa on Wednesday, they said. He is expected to face trial in Rwanda.
The former police inspector was charged in 2001 over an incident during which more than 2,000 Tutsi men, women and children were killed inside a Catholic church where they had sought refuge.
Some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed in the genocide.
According to the indictment, Fulgence Kayishema directly participated in the planning and execution of a massacre of refugees hiding at the Nyange church in Kivumu, Kibuye prefecture, on 15 April 1994.
It says Mr Kayishema, born in 1961, and others tried to burn the church down with the refugees inside. When this failed, they bulldozed it, burying and killing all those hiding there.
Their corpses were then buried in mass graves.
In a statement, The Hague-based tribunal - known as the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (MICT) - hailed the international operation which had made it possible to apprehend Mr Kayishema.
South African police said an elite unit had arrested the suspect at a grape farm in Paarl, in Western Cape province. He had been living under the false name of Donatien Nibashumba.
"The fugitive will remain in custody to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate Court for his first appearance on Friday... pending his extradition to Rwanda," a statement said.
Reacting to the arrest, Rwandan government spokesperson Yolande Makolo tweeted: "Finally."
The Tanzania-based ICTR sentenced more than 60 ringleaders of the genocide, including three over the Notre Dame de la Visitation church massacre.
The church's priest, Athanase Seromba, was sentenced to life in prison in 2008.
The ICTR closed down in 2015, with the remaining cases being taken over by the MICT. However, some of the cases, including Mr Kayishema's, have been transferred to Rwanda for trial.
Short-sighted group of MPs. If the big Meru County cannot generate enough resources, where will the splinter counties get their resources from?