Turbulent waters of Maji house and the tag of war between CS, PS

A disquiet is brewing in government between President William Ruto’s appointees from the Central Region and those from his Rift Valley home turf over the control of plum government offices and resources.

The Latest is the Supremacy battle between Water Cabinet Secretary (CS) Alice Wahome and her PS Kipronoh Ronoh which has now escalated to the Chief of Staff  Felix Kosgei.

The PS wants the CEO of Athi Water Agency Michael Thuita out, While the CS is not convinced to suspend him on grounds of investigations on graft being carried out by EACC.

Recent correspondence between CS Wahome and PS Ronoh has revealed the frosty relationship between the two.

A letter by EACC addressed to Wahome titled “Suspension of Eng Michael Thuita, CEO Athi Water Works Development Agency” is at the centre of the row.

EACC CEO Twalib Mbarak in the letter dated 24th May 2023 recommends the suspension of Thuita to pave the way for investigations over alleged graft.

The Letter reads in Part, ”The Commission is undertaking investigations on procurement irregularities in the award of tender for the construction of Ruiru-II, Karimenu, and Kitui Matuu Water Projects that were undertaken by the Athi Water Works Development Agency where the Chief Executive Officer Eng. Michael Thuita has been adversely mentioned.”

But in her Reply to Mbarak, dated 31st May 2023 CS Wahome is not convinced that Thuita should be suspended.

” The Subject matter should be investigations into procurement illegalities in the award of tender of the projects mentioned in your said letter and not suspension as referenced. To enable me to consider the recommendation section of suspension of the officer alleged to have been involved in the irregularities kindly let me have the letter of complaint filed, ” her response reads in part.

But PS Kipronoh Ronoh holds a different View as he writes to his water CS on the 25th of August 2023  wanting her to act on the letter by EACC and Suspend Thuita.

”The Allegations border on corruption malpractices and request by the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission EACC on the Chief Executive Officer to step aside to allow investigations to be conducted calls for cooperation and facilitation from the Ministry Leadership,” he wrote.

Kipronoh further states ,”Following directives by his Excellency the President William Ruto, on zero tolerance on corruption I wish to request that your office consider appointing a new person on acting capacity.”

The Letter was copied to the Chief of Staff- Felix Kosgei and EACC CEO Twalib Mbarak. That seems to have infuriated Wahome who launched a scathing attack against the PS in a letter dated September 1st, Accusing him of Insubordination for copying communication on internal ministry matters to other offices.

”You have become part of governance and Leadership challenges at the agency, you should cease persistent harassment of senior officers in the Ministry, ” Wahome wrote.

The back and forth exposes the tension in Leadership between CS Alice Wahome and PS  Kipronoh Ronoh. With the CS seemingly protecting Thuita.

Thuita had also accused the PS Kipronoh Ronoh of diverting 1.1 billion shillings allocated for projects in Muranga and Kiambu with Leaders from the affected regions demanding answers from PS Kiprono Ronoh and appearing to quell the simmering arm wrestling at the Ministry.

”As Kenya Kwanza Leaders the last thing we want is to see our leaders fighting or disagreeing as this will stifle water agenda and it is the people who will suffer, ” Gatanga MP Edward Muriu said.

In Muranga Wahome is facing backlash from Maragua MP Mary Wamaua who has accused Wahome of interference and frustrations in water projects for selfish gains.

The tag of war in President Ruto’s Government between the two regions was also witnessed when the former PS Josephine Mburu was sacked by President William Ruto. She claimed innocence and accused the then PS in charge of the Directorate of Medical Services, Peter Tum but After Mburu was sacked Tum was moved to the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Arts and Sports once the news made national headlines.

AM Live

AM Live is NTV's morning current affairs show that sets the agenda for the day with insightful panels every weekday.


Business Redefined

Business Redefined is Kenya’s premier thought leadership platform for unpacking matters regarding economic and finance policy as well demystifying complex developments in the region’s capital markets.


A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula

Full Episodes

A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula

Gumzo La Sato

Gumzo La Sato is a live social issues show that aims to create awareness about issues affecting the larger society. The discussions range from Parenting, Marital bliss and struggles, Oppression, violence, and all matters of the Heart.

Health Diary

Health Diary is a weekly show that highlights different types of diseases/conditions and seeks ways to prevent, treat/manage them. The show debunks this through real life stories and also feature specialists in different fields, to offer medical advice on the same.

Letter To My Younger Self

Letter To My Younger Self is a podcast where guests get to write a letter to their younger self, from which Maxine formulates questions to ask them during the hour-long show.

Mazao Talks

Mazao looks at agriculture and agribusiness

Nation Reports

Nation Reports is a weekly podcast offers an opportunity for listeners to interact with various reporters and journey with them as they unravel the biggest most emotive stories.

One Health Lens Podcast

Discussing health matters and human stories from Kenya and across Africa. We talk big picture from people to policy, ecosystems, and everything in between. Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/onehealthlens

Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost peeks through the story of Louis Otieno, the times, and everything in between.



Speaking of GEN Z

Speaking of Gen Z brings you entertaining but meaningful conversations about a generation that is trying to navigate through adulthood. Join hosts Michelle, Jackie and Esther as they unravel all things Gen Z.

Sport On

Sport-On is a 30-minute sports magazine show on NTV and 3 hours on NATION FM. The show seeks to give the sports “fanatics” and “funatics” comprehensive and in-depth coverage of sports both locally and internationally.


The extent of technological growth is beyond mere acknowledgment; it has seamlessly integrated into our daily existence. A few years ago, the notion of paying electricity bills through mobile money or recharging with 'tokens' in Kenya seemed inconceivable. Online product sales were considered distant, and artificial intelligence is rapidly reshaping various facets of our lives. Amidst these technological leaps, those with a solid understanding of tech can navigate challenges, seize opportunities, and build a sustainable livelihood. Tech over Show aims to be the platform facilitating discussions among thought leaders, innovators, tech companies, and the government, addressing challenges and opportunities in Kenya's thriving tech industry.


Thamani is a business show which is dedicated to emerging issues regarding micro, small and medium size businesses.

The Politalk podcast

This is The Politalk podcast. Here we look into the ins and outs of everything Kenyan politics. We pull no punches and have no reason to sugarcoat anything that matters to Kenyans.

The Trend

A two-hour-long live show that airs on Fridays. The show focuses on what is current in the entertainment industry, controversial and popular across all media platforms targeting those aged between 25 and 35 years.

The trend podcast

The trend podcast highlights and captures the best of banter from #TTTT segment that airs every Friday on NTV. It's the TTTT EXTRA

The Wicked Edition

The Wicked Edition with Dr. King’ori seeks to address serious issues through humour and relatable wit. It is a two-part half hour show filmed in front of a live audience


A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula


Twende is a travel show that highlights beautiful, unique, diverse locations, people, and cultures. The show offers fresh perspectives on familiar locations and memorable experiences in new ones.


This Saturday evening lifestyle show lets viewers share their stories and life experiences as openly & honestly for the purpose of shifting the culture of silence.

VIP Access

VIP ACCESS is Anyiko Owoko’s YouTube and podcast show on Music and Culture dedicated to promoting Africa’s most promising talent and creatives. This podcast grants you VIP access into timeless interviews while providing a platform for rising as well as established artists across the continent. Since launching in 2018, Anyiko has interviewed over 70 African music stars.


This weekly news show aims to have all sides of debate but not be constrained by it, listen to main voices in the contest but not allow them to hold the viewers hostage, entertain debate but allow push back with all due respect.

When death do us part

In this podcast, three widowers openly speak about the process of grief, how they found themselves exposed to the emotional turmoil of losing their wives, and how society still does not know how to deal with them.

Your World

Your World is a health, wellness and variety show. It provides a platform for audiences and experts to share their experiences on how to improve or manage health issues, across Kenya and the Africa region.