Policeman arrested for pointing gun at family, plus other news

Governor Kibwana quits Wiper

Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana has defected from Wiper Party to Muungano Party of Kenya. Speaking shortly after being given a nod to using the party’s presidential ticket in the next polls, the Makueni boss said his 2022 presidential bid will be pegged on uniting Kenyans – People Daily

Police officer threatens to shoot family members

Police in Mwingi has arrested a fellow officer for allegedly drawing a gun and threatening to shoot his wife during a domestic dispute. The officer drew his gun and pointed at his wife Christine Mutethya and his 15-year-old son as they quarrelled. The firearm luckily fell to the ground and was quickly picked up by the son who later handed it over to officers – Mpasho

Matiang’i to be grilled over Ruto security drama

Interior CS, Fred Matiang’i, will appear before the National Assembly’s Committee on Administration and National Security to shed light on the recent downgrading of Deputy President William Ruto’s security. The committee will also seek to establish the measures taken by the National Police Service to ensure Ruto’s security is not compromised – Kenyans

MPs reject Bill on lower interest for Helb loans

The National Assembly’s Education committee has rejected changes to the higher education law to slash interest charged on student loans to three percent and the grace period for repayment increased to five years. The committee rejected the Higher Education Loans Board (Helb) Bill, 2020, warning that the board would lose Sh693 million annually – Business Daily

Residents had raised alarm days before Gachie building collapsed

Gachie residents in Kiambu County had raised an alarm days before a five-storey residential building that was under construction collapsed on Monday, August 30. The residents say they feared the building had not been well constructed as it was leaning towards one side, posing danger. The contractor ignored their concerns – Kenyans

KeNHA forms team to solve massive Mombasa Road traffic

Motorists using Mombasa Road can breathe a sigh of relief after the Kenya National Highway Authority (KeNHA) announced the formation of a multi-agency team to solve the traffic menace on the road. KeNHA said on Tuesday, August 31, that the team will ensure construction sites along the Nairobi Expressway have adequate and well-signposted signs – Tuko