Ward rep seeks to stop awarding of contracts

🕔13:18, 25.Dec 2014

By MAUREEN KAKAH A member of the county assembly has asked the court to stop all tenders advertised by the Mandera County government and accused the devolved unit of discrimination. Mr Jimaldin Adan Ahmed and 10 residents accuse Governor Ali

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Police reservist killed, colleague injured in Wajir

🕔21:30, 22.Dec 2014

By Farah Adan A police reservist was killed and his colleague seriously injured tonight after unknown gunmen attacked them in Wajir. The attackers reportedly disappeared with the guns of the officers thereafter. The injured officer was rushed to Wajir County

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Muslims, Somalis need not worry because of enacted bill, says Duale

🕔22:19, 19.Dec 2014

By Suleiman Hassan Muslims in Kenya and especially the Somalis have been reassured of their safety and security following the introduction of a new piece of legislation that was termed draconian. The bill which was passed by Parliament on Thursday

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Beware, security Bill could one day haunt proponents

🕔15:27, 19.Dec 2014

BY JUNET MOHAMED Any law that tramples or encroaches on civil liberties in independent Kenya after the promulgation of the new constitution is not worth the paper it is written on. The overwhelming support that the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill

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Uhuru signs into law controversial bill

🕔14:10, 19.Dec 2014

By Suleiman Hassan President Uhuru Kenyatta has today assented to the Security (Amendment) Act 2014 effectively making it a law. The bill was passed by Parliament on Thursday in a special sitting that turned chaotic after fracas erupted in the

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Mandera Governor Ali Roba throws his weight behind controversial bill

🕔15:31, 18.Dec 2014

By Farah Adan Governor Ali Roba of Mandera backs the controversial security amendments bill and is urging the public to support it. “There is need for the public to support the security bill if we are to realize meaningful changes

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Garissa says ‘NO’ to security amendments bill

🕔12:16, 18.Dec 2014

By Suleiman Hassan Residents of Garissa County today converged at Garissa Primary school to express their displeasure at the proposed security amendments bill. Led by religious leaders, the residents spoke in one voice as they took issue with the bill

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It will not be business as usual, Mandera Governor tells contractors

🕔11:20, 17.Dec 2014

By Suleiman Hassan Contractors who do shoddy work should not expect any payment from the County government, Mandera Governor Ali Roba has said. Speaking after inspecting several road projects in the county, Roba said that he was impressed with the

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93 more Dadaab refugees return home voluntarily

🕔18:40, 16.Dec 2014

By Abdullahi Omar 93 refugees have today left the Dadaab refugee camps for Somalia in the ongoing exercise to return home willing refugees. This is the second batch to leave after 92 others left last week through the Liboi border.

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Citizen TV’s news anchor Hussein Mohamed says ‘I do’

🕔17:33, 16.Dec 2014

By Abdi Omar Citizen TV’s news anchor Hussein Mohamed has over the weekend joined the ‘married league’ in a colorful ceremony held at Masjid Nur in South C, Nairobi. Mr. Hussein’s wedding ceremony was attended by his colleagues among many

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List of the 540 NGOs deregistered by the Kenyan Government today.

🕔16:06, 16.Dec 2014

By Farah Adan The following is the list of NGOs struck off the register for failure to comply with requirements of the law. Certificate Number                                        NAME OF NGO OP.218/051/2008/0523 /5545 ACTION FOR THE FUTURE ORGANIZATION OP.218/051/2008/0297/5300 Action Against Leprosy,

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15 NGOs de-registered over terrorism funding claims

🕔13:30, 16.Dec 2014

By SAMUEL KARANJA – Nation. The government has de-registered 15 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) for allegedly funding terrorism activities in the country and the region with possible prosecution of their officials. The NGOs Co-ordination Board has also de-registered another 510 charitable

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Sigh of relief as motion to impeach Garissa Governor is shelved

🕔13:25, 15.Dec 2014

By Suleiman Hassan Garissa Governor Nathif Jama has once again survived an attempt to dethrone him from the County’s top seat. Bananey ward MCA Mohamed Siyad has filed a motion to impeach him and the bill was due for debate

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Iron fist rule will not liberate us from terrorists

🕔16:50, 14.Dec 2014

By Ahmednasir Abdullahi The Security Laws (Amendment Bill) 2014 is one of the most revolutionary and momentous Bills in the history of Kenya. In ranking its place in terms of historic significance it is in the same league as the

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Governor fetes talented group that stole the show at Mandera Jamhuri day celebrations

🕔11:57, 13.Dec 2014

By Farah Aden As Mandera yesterday marked this year’s Jamhuri day, Al-Shabaab and its terror activities dominated speeches by all those who spoke at the event. In his speech, Governor Ali Roba alluded to a possible internal hand in the

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Security tops the agenda in Garissa, Wajir and Mandera Counties as Jamhuri day is marked

🕔14:01, 12.Dec 2014

By Farah Adan Counties in North Eastern Kenya marked this year’s Jamhuri day with calls for heightened security and peaceful coexistence filling the air. This follows twin attacks in Mandera in which Al-Shabaab killed 64 innocent civilians in cold blood.

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Mandera Governor declares total war on Al-Shabaab as Jamhuri day is marked

🕔11:19, 12.Dec 2014

By Abdullahi Hassan, Mandera. Security top of the agenda as Jamhuri day is marked in Mandera Mandera Governor Ali Roba said it was time Mandera residents said enough is enough and stood in unison against Al-Shabaab. Speaking during Kenya’s 51st

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Government assures Mandera residents of uninterrupted service delivery

🕔11:38, 11.Dec 2014

By Adan Abdi. A high level Government delegation visited Mandera County this morning in order to assess the situation following the recent spate of attacks by Al-Shabaab. The team drawn from the Education, Health and Internal security ministries held lengthy

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Drama as donkeys with graffiti message abandoned in Nairobi CBD

🕔10:48, 11.Dec 2014

By Hussein Yare. There was drama in Nairobi CBD this morning after activists dropped donkeys along Kenyatta and Moi avenues. The donkeys were ferried in a lorry and had a graffiti painting that read ‘tumechoka’(we are tired). The first batch

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Governor says no to calls to evacuate his people from Mandera

🕔16:37, 9.Dec 2014

By Farah Adan. Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya said that residents from his County working in Mandera will not be evacuated for fear of insecurity. He instead called on the National Government to provide security for all residents of Mandera regardless

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Al Jazeera ‘exposes’ Kenya’s police death squads

🕔11:27, 9.Dec 2014

By Nation team: A damning programme exposing police death squads in Kenya was aired by an international television network Monday. The exposé by Al Jazeera uploaded on the Internet shows hidden images of security officers confessing to executing terrorism suspects.

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Counties must chip in to enhance security efforts – Young Ambassador

🕔10:04, 8.Dec 2014

By Suleiman Hassan Young Peace and Environment Ambassador Mr. Abdikadir Aden urged County Governments to join hands in enhancing security in the country. Speaking to Nepjournal in an exclusive interview, Mr. Abdikadir Aden, HSC has challenged counties to play a

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Stigma impedes HIV treatment in Somalia

🕔21:11, 6.Dec 2014

Promiscuity is associated with HIV/AIDS in conservative Somali society, and many hide their conditions. By Hamza Mohamed Mogadishu, Somalia – In a small dark room in Mogadishu’s Banaadir Hospital, a group of patients sits quietly on wooden chairs waiting to

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Mandera leaders hold series of meetings in the County over terror attacks

🕔20:38, 6.Dec 2014

By Suleiman Hassan Political leaders from Mandera County led by Governor Hon. Ali Roba today held several meetings in the County to chart the way forward following the recent spate of terror attacks by Al-Shabaab. The leaders first held a

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Somali premier loses confidence vote in parliament

🕔17:49, 6.Dec 2014

By AFP Somalia’s prime minister, who has been at odds with the president for months, on Saturday lost a vote of confidence in parliament, amid warnings that the power struggles and political turmoil could damage efforts to rebuild the war-torn

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ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda withdraws case against Uhuru Kenyatta

🕔17:40, 5.Dec 2014

By BASILLIOH MUTAHI Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has withdrawn the charges against Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta at the International Criminal Court. “In light of the Trial Chamber’s 3 December 2014 “Decision on Prosecution’s application for a further adjournment”, the Prosecution withdraws

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Mandera leaders meet President Kenyatta over terror attacks

🕔20:48, 4.Dec 2014

By Farah Adan Leaders from Mandera County today held lengthy discussions with President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Nairobi following the recent spate of killings by Al-Shabaab in the County. Addressing the press immediately after the meeting, Mandera Governor Hon.

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Kenyan Military Chopper crashes in Kismayu

🕔20:13, 4.Dec 2014

By Suleiman Hassan, A Kenyan military Chopper today crashed in Kismayu City, Southern Somalia after developing technical problems. The aircraft came down at a few minutes past 3pm on its way back after conducting raids in Jamaame, southern Somalia. “(A)

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Learn from Ethiopia to avert raids, urges Roba

🕔09:20, 4.Dec 2014

Source: Nation. By Nation Reporter. Kenya’s defunct Special Branch and Ethiopia’s community policing offer great lessons in combating insecurity, a governor said Tuesday. Mr Ali Roba of Mandera, whose county has suffered frequent terror attacks in recent months, blamed the

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Wajir County feted for best use of ICT

🕔07:37, 4.Dec 2014

By Farah Adan. The Information Communication Technology Association of Kenya (ICTAK) has given Wajir County the ‘best use of ICT in Counties’ Award during their ICT Value Awards 2014. The County’s CEC for ICT and e-governance Ms. Rukia Ahmed expressed

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The Wake Up call To NEP Residents

🕔22:58, 3.Dec 2014

By Dr. Adam Haji. This week our country was stung again by the terror group Al-shabaab after they executed 28 innocent civil servants in Mandera County, my condolences to the families. In many of the previous terrorist attacks the worst

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2 injured in grenade attack in Garissa

🕔22:30, 3.Dec 2014

By Hussein Abdille: Two people were tonight injured in a grenade attack on a food kiosk in bulla adaan, Garissa town. Confirming the incident, Garissa County Commissioner Mr. Harun Khator told reporters that the two were rushed to Garissa County

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Transport along Garissa – Mwingi – Nairobi road paralyzed

🕔22:03, 3.Dec 2014

By Abdi Ali, Garissa. Travelers from Nairobi to North Eastern Kenya and vice versa had a difficult time today after demonstrations in Mwingi town took an ugly turn. Angry protesters blocked the main road and started stoning buses causing huge

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Wajir County marks International day for persons with disabilities in style

🕔19:56, 3.Dec 2014

By Farah Adan, Wajir. The County Government of Wajir in collaboration with Northen Nomadic Disabled Persons Organization (NONDO) today organized a colorful event in Wajir to mark this year’s International day for persons with disabilities. Led by the deputy Governor

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Medical appeal!

🕔15:49, 3.Dec 2014

Mumina Noor Omar is a student who will be in Standard eight next year. She has had a locked jaw since she was an infant. This means eating and talking has been a challenge. She has undergone a successful 5

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Four killed in suicide attack on UN convoy in Somali capital

🕔14:35, 3.Dec 2014

By AFP At least four people were killed in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Wednesday when a suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a UN convoy, police said. The convoy of armoured vehicles was reportedly ferrying staff between

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Why we should be wary of new Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery

🕔10:57, 3.Dec 2014

By Suleiman Hassan. Following months of hue and cry over the security situation of the Country, President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday announced that Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Ole Lenku has been shown the door and nominated retired army General Joseph Nkaissery

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Uhuru sacks Ole Lenku as David Kimaiyo resigns

🕔16:21, 2.Dec 2014

By Ali Abdi President Uhuru Kenyatta today fired Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Co-ordination of National Government Mr. Joseph Ole Lenku nominating Major General (Rtd.) Joseph Nkaissery as his replacement. Mr. Ole Lenku served for only 20 months and his

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Somalia’s Shebab claim latest Kenya massacre, vow more attacks

🕔12:40, 2.Dec 2014

AFP: MOGADISHU. Somalia’s Shebab rebels on Tuesday said they carried out the massacre of 36 quarry workers in northeast Kenya, and vowed to be “uncompromising, relentless and ruthless” in fighting Kenya. “In another successful operation carried out by the Mujahideen,

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 Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi condemns last night’s terror attack in the town

🕔12:08, 2.Dec 2014

By Farah Adan, Wajir. Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi condemned last night’s attack on a popular club in the town in which one person was killed and more than ten others injured. Speaking at Wajir County referral hospital after visiting the

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36 killed in yet another Al-Shabaab attack in Mandera

🕔07:32, 2.Dec 2014

By Suleiman Hassan Up to 36 people are feared dead following another daring attack in Kormey, 15 Km from Mandera town at around 1am today. Gunmen suspected to be members of the dreaded Al-Shabaab militia struck the area killing quarry

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Garissa County Government urged to do more to Curb spread of HIV/Aids

🕔23:04, 1.Dec 2014

By Noordin Omar, Garissa. The County Government of Garissa is burying its head in the sand when it comes to the fight against spread of HIV/Aids. This is according to People Living With Aids (PLWA) in the County. Led by

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1 Killed as More than 10 others sustain injuries in Wajir attack

🕔22:11, 1.Dec 2014

By Farah Adan, Wajir. One person was killed and more than ten others injured two of them seriously when gunmen armed with AK 47 rifles attacked Ngamia club in Wajir town last night. Security personnel guarding the premises engaged the

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Governor urges residents to stop leaving in denial as World Aids day is marked in Wajir

🕔21:49, 1.Dec 2014

By Suleiman Hassan. Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi and his deputy Abdihafidh Yarrow today led area residents in marking this year’s World Aids day in the County. Speaking at Baraza Park in Wajir town where the event was held, Governor Abdullahi

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