Fizzy drinks and the ubiquitous ‘Jumbo’ may pose grave danger to our health

🕔09:00, 31.Oct 2015

By Mohamed Haji: Sugar is now named ‘the new tobacco’ and we know the effect of cigarette on our health. Princeton University study on rats that were fed large quantities of sugar showed brain changes similar to that of cocaine

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UN honors ‘Walk of Hope’ team

🕔23:33, 30.Oct 2015

By Suleiman Hassan: The United Nations has honored the Walk of Hope team for their outstanding commitment to peace and security for the people of North Eastern region of Kenya. Walk of Hope was the initiative of a group of

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Citizens are the Nucleus of good governance

🕔00:50, 30.Oct 2015

Abdi Mohamed Golo: Strengthening the relationship between a government and its citizens might seem to be such an obvious priority for democracies that it hardly needs spelling out. Yet governments everywhere in Africa have been criticized for being remote from

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Roba denies any wrong doing as Senate Committee takes him to task over petition against County

🕔00:19, 30.Oct 2015

By Hussein Ahmed: Mandera Governor Ali Roba on Thursday morning appeared before the Senate Finance committee to respond to the petition filed against his County by a resident. Accompanied by the CEC Finance, Chairman of the Public Service Board and

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Don’t target communities and religion in war on terror – KNCHR

🕔16:46, 29.Oct 2015

Mbarak Abucheri: Kenyan security agencies have been urged not to target communities and religion in the war on terror but individuals who carry out acts of terrorism.   These sentiments were made by George Morara the Vice Chair Kenya National

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Governor appoints new GAWASCO MD in a bid to end persistent water shortages in Garissa

🕔12:17, 29.Oct 2015

By Abdihakim Mohamed In a bid to end perennial water shortages in Garissa town, Governor Nathif Jama has made changes to the leadership of Garissa Water and Sewerage Company – Gawasco, by appointing a new Managing Director. Human resources manager

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Terror group plans evictions in Wajir

🕔08:59, 29.Oct 2015

Police have discovered a new Al-Shabaab cell in northeastern that is planning mass evictions in the region. A photograph of its leader, Mohamed Kunow Yussuf also known as Abu Ali, has been circulated with an appeal to the public to

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Sharing a husband may lead to greater wealth, health – study

🕔09:58, 28.Oct 2015

Children can thrive in polygamous families and are often better off than those from monogamous households in poor communities, researchers said on Monday, calling for greater cultural sensitivity among campaigners seeking to ban polygamy. In Tanzania, polygamous families owned more

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Poem on stereotyping – “ Manhandled at Mandera….Massacred at Wagalla…..Murdered at Garissa…”

🕔19:42, 27.Oct 2015

By Abdi  Yussuf I want to read some lines, to solicit sense from you,my audience I am tired of complains that lasted and blames that rusted I am concerned may I get others like me for us to become one

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Government asked to Issue youth with ID cards to combat radicalization

🕔18:31, 27.Oct 2015

By Suleiman Hassan The Government has been asked to issue youth in North Eastern Kenya with identity cards as part of measures to curb radicalization. Speaking during a youth meeting in Garissa on Monday, Young Kenyan Environmental Ambassador and Peace

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Muslim leaders demand Justice and fairness

🕔17:46, 27.Oct 2015

  By Mbarak Abucheri:   Muslim leaders in the country have strongly spoken out against policies that discriminate and treat Muslims as second class citizens.   Demanding fair and equal treatment, the leaders called on the government to end the

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The role of devolution in the development of North Eastern: Some proposals by Salah Abdi Sheikh

🕔22:20, 26.Oct 2015

A speech by Salah Abdi Sheikh, at a conference held in October, 2015 at Moi international Sports Center, Kasarani Stadium bringing together Students and leadership of North Eastern Kenya to discuss on the challenges, development and future prospects of North

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Goodies for Garissa as Duale has a busy weekend in County.

🕔09:41, 26.Oct 2015

By Abdihakim Mohamed: Residents of Garissa County have a reason to smile after Majority leader Aden Duale kicked off a series of development projects in the area over the weekend. The Garissa Township MP toured the local Kengen power station

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Griftu Primary School (GPS) Alumni: Why we should give back to our former schools

🕔16:43, 25.Oct 2015

By Abdi Mohamed Golo, Toronto – Canada: Many decades ago, a group of us graduated from an all-mixed Griftu primary school situated in Wajir west constituency, Wajir County with an enrollment of 705 pupils and a student teacher ratio of

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Youth asked to spearhead progress in their communities and seek redress through right channels

🕔14:12, 25.Oct 2015

By Yussuf Hamza: Somali University and College students have been asked to be at the forefront in uplifting the socio-economic status of their communities and fight stereotyping in the right way. Addressing a conference organized by the North Eastern Counties

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The most overlooked key ingredient in the sustainable development goals (SDGs): Youth employability – Skills

🕔10:47, 25.Oct 2015

By Prof. Osman Abdinur.@Abdinur_M: Globally, analysts at the United Nations reported back in 1990 that half of the population in the developing regions lived on less than $1.25 a day, and more than 800 million people are still living in

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Ruling on 2009 census results for 8 districts in Northern Kenya postponed

🕔15:46, 23.Oct 2015

By Suleiman Hassan: Residents of 8 districts in Northern Kenya will have to keep on waiting for the much awaited ruling on the Census results of 2009 from the said districts after the Court of appeal’s verdict planned for today

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When respect for rule of law is lost, society’s norms and values dissipate

🕔12:48, 23.Oct 2015

By Abdi Mohamed Golo: If you had to choose between paying a bribe and going to jail, or to Kamiti maximum prison for that matter, which one would you opt for? Would you refuse to pay a bribe if it

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Arabia town grapples with flooding as El-nino rains start pounding Mandera County

🕔10:45, 23.Oct 2015

By Abdinasir Billow Mudey: Residents of Arabia Town of Mandera County are grappling with floods after heavy downpours hit the area the past few days. Reports indicate several families have been displaced and the risk of water borne disease outbreak

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DFID donates vaccines and other veterinary supplies to Mandera County

🕔17:14, 22.Oct 2015

By Abdiweli Aden Efforts by Mandera County to mitigate effects of the El-nino rains got a big boost today after the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) donated to the County vaccines and other veterinary supplies. Receiving the supplies which

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Kadhi appointments done on merit, says CIPK, Deputy Chief Kadhi

🕔11:43, 22.Oct 2015

By Mbarak Abucheri: The Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya (CIPK) and the Deputy Chief Kadhi have voiced their support for last week’s appointments of 21 new Kadhis and stated that the exercise was carried out in a professional

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One dead in renewed Garissa tribal feuds

🕔09:26, 22.Oct 2015

By Hussein Ahmed: One person was killed on Wednesday morning and another injured after an armed group attacked a construction site at Fafkalal on the border of Dadaab and Balambala constituencies of Garissa County. In what appears to be renewed

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Garissa PGH to offer dialysis as governor pledges to invest in health sector

🕔08:48, 22.Oct 2015

By Abdihakim Mohamed: Residents of Garissa County will soon get access to dialysis services if a pledge by the County Government is implemented. Governor Nathif Jama said in a speech read on his behalf by his deputy Abdullahi Hussein during

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County’s top girl on the brink of losing her University place due to delayed fees

🕔00:01, 22.Oct 2015

By Nepjournal team:   Shamsa Ali Haji who has emerged the top student in Wajir County in the 2014 KCSE examinations is facing an uncertain future after a University turned down a request by the County Government of Wajir to

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Three killed, several injured in Eldas Ambush

🕔14:49, 21.Oct 2015

Ibrahim A. Issack: Tension is high in Eldas Town of Wajir County after gunmen ambushed a pickup truck killing three occupants and injuring five others on Wednesday morning. What triggered the attack was not immediately clear but residents who talked

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County operations may ground to a halt if treasury does not release funds on time, says Roba

🕔11:00, 21.Oct 2015

By Abdiweli Aden and Abdinasir Madey Mandera County Government may cease operation should its monies not be released by the National Treasury, Governor Ali Roba has said. Speaking when he led residents to mark this year’s Heroes Day in Mandera,

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The Earth Is Weeping

🕔09:00, 21.Oct 2015

By Rufaa Sheikh Ahmed The following short story is a fictional account of the important role women can play in disseminating information on climate change as well as managing water resources. School children can find it appealing and can help

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Governor heaps blame on National government for poor service delivery at Counties.

🕔21:46, 20.Oct 2015

By Hussein Ahmed:   The National government is to blame for the poor service delivery at the Counties, Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi has said. Speaking after leading area residents to mark this year’s Heroes Day at Wajir Stadium, Abdullahi said

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Government denies extravagance in El-nino preparedness efforts

🕔09:40, 20.Oct 2015

By Yussuf Hamza The government has denied reports in a section of the media indicating possible wastage on funds set aside to prepare the country to face the adverse effects of the expected El-nino rains. In a press release by

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Anti-biotic misuse and the threat of an emerging resistant bacteria

🕔09:00, 20.Oct 2015

By Mohamed Haji: @Mwhaji. An elderly relative was taken ill a while ago. She broke her shoulder after a fall and was in a lot of pain. She was recuperating at home after her shoulder was traditionally mended by a

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Here is why Ali Roba ignores your call

🕔15:03, 19.Oct 2015

Has Mandera Governor Ali Roba been ignoring your calls? Here is the reason. In a recent trip to the USA on an official visit, Roba was asked why he ignored people’s calls and he did not only explain why but

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Class four pupil drowns in overnight Elwak downpour.

🕔12:01, 19.Oct 2015

By Abdiweli Aden Residents of Elwak Town of Mandera County this morning woke up to submerged houses after the area realized heavy overnight downpours. Reports indicate that several buildings collapsed and a class four pupil drowned in a submerged galley.

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Unsung hero in Judy rescue narrates his ordeals, asks for state protection.

🕔11:30, 19.Oct 2015

By Suleiman Hassan @habashow: Days after the combined forces of Kenya and their Somali counterparts freed Judy Mutua from her captors, the family of an unsung hero who tremendously contributed to the success of the rescue mission is now appealing

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ODM distances itself from Keynan’s ‘draconian law’

🕔14:56, 18.Oct 2015

By Abdulkarim Taraja: Parliament on Friday passed a draconian media Bill that has elicited reactions from a section of Kenyans and parties now coming in to condemn the Bill. The Bill brought to the floor of the August House by

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Mandera student goes in to labor pains ahead of exams

🕔12:23, 18.Oct 2015

By Abdiweli Aden. A student sitting for KCSE in Mandera was on Friday rushed to hospital after going into labor pains ahead of the Biology practical exams. Confirming the incident to the press at his office, Mandera East education officer

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Rescued Kenyan teacher airlifted to Nairobi

🕔12:14, 17.Oct 2015

By Hussein Ahmed: A Kenyan teacher rescued from her captures has now been re-united with her family after she was airlifted to Nairobi by the Kenya Defence who rescued her on Friday in collaboration with their Somalia colleagues. North Eastern

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Wisdom – A Gift From God

🕔09:30, 17.Oct 2015

By Abdi Ismail Dalal Hikmah , which directly translates to wisdom, has several meanings, varying from a type of knowledge, a mode, and an approach to deal therewith. It is a complex term that acquires many levels, from operational, attitudinal,

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21 more Kadhis appointed to join judiciary as CIPK says appointments biased

🕔17:45, 16.Oct 2015

By Mbarak Abucheri: The Judiciary Service Commission (JSC) has appointed 21 new Kadhis in its efforts to enhance on dispensation of justice and service delivery at the Kadhis courts.   The appointment brings to 56 the total number of Kadhis appointed

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NEP lawmakers among those conferred with National awards by President

🕔17:25, 16.Oct 2015

By Hussein Ahmed Two lawmakers from North Eastern Kenya were yesterday presented with Insignia and Certificates for a National Honor conferred by the President. Garissa Township’s Aden Duale and his Eldas counterpart Aden Keynan were in the list of nominees

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The nomad greenie making strides in Northern and coastal Kenya

🕔15:24, 15.Oct 2015

By Ibrahim A. Issack Mandera County of Kenya is unique in many ways, it boarders Somalia to the East, Ethiopia to the west, Wajir to the south and Marsabit to the south west, a county with rich history. It is

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More flight space as SAX spreads its wings in Wajir

🕔19:59, 14.Oct 2015

By Hussein Ahmed Air transport in Wajir County got a big boost today after one of the airlines plying the Nairobi – Wajir route introduced a larger capacity airliner in to the market. The 37 seater was launched by the

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Chief Kadhi, CIPK in unity call as Muslims mark Islamic New Year

🕔19:13, 14.Oct 2015

By Mbarak Abucheri   The Chief Kadhi Sheikh Ahmad Muhdhar has sent goodwill message to Muslims across the country on the occasion of Islamic New year 1437 A.H. Sheikh Muhdhar urged Muslims to remain united and peaceful while they keep

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Man found dead in a Wajir neighborhood

🕔13:59, 14.Oct 2015

By Nepjournal Team Residents of ICF area of Wajir town were today left in shock after waking up to the presence of the body a man who was killed in unclear circumstances in the area last night. The middle aged

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Interview with Andrew Franklin

🕔10:00, 14.Oct 2015

In an ambitious attempt to contain the Al-shabaab menace, Kenya has decided to build a 440-mile ‘wall’ along its border with Somalia. The project is shrouded in secrecy. It is assumed this will involve a concrete wall built along the

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FGM and early marriages on the decline in Garissa, education official says

🕔14:44, 13.Oct 2015

By Abdihakim Mohamed Cases of female genital mutilation and early marriages have tremendously reduced in Garissa County following the collaborative efforts of government and non-governmental organizations against the vices. Speaking during celebrations to mark the International Day of the Girl

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Who failed Nep? #JubileeFailedNep or #DevolutionFailedNEP

🕔17:52, 12.Oct 2015

By Suleiman Hassan @habashow #JubileeFailedNep  has become the topmost trend in Kenya after youth from North Eastern Kenya took to twitter to bring to the picture the region’s suffering. From expressing displeasure with President Uhuru’s conspicuous absence from the region

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a Somali Professor sensationally speaks about ‘Somali identity crisis’

🕔15:27, 12.Oct 2015

Prof. Omar Eno, a Somali – Canadian and Director of the National Somali Bantu project speaks about the identity crisis that is bedeviling Somalis today. Watch his sensational talk on this touchy topic here below:

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After 16 different Primary schools a Lad is now a Leader

🕔10:45, 12.Oct 2015

By Abdulkarim Taraja Ruto: Imagine passing through 16 different primary schools and scoring just 199 points in KCPE examinations. This would make many contemplate suicide due to what they think will be opprobrium and feelings of guilt. But for Kipkemoi

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A Twisted Narrative and the suffering ‘Others’

🕔09:30, 11.Oct 2015

By Fuad Abdirahman: You probably know what happened on April 2. It is a day that is still fresh in our minds. It is the day gunmen stormed Garissa University College massacring 147 people. Al-shabaab, a multi-ethnic militant group based in Somalia

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Another feather in Celebrity clockmaker’s hat as he arrives at KSA for Umrah courtesy of Saudi government

🕔22:36, 10.Oct 2015

Talented Sudanese American student Ahmed Mohamed Al-Hassan arrived in Jeddah on Friday morning to perform Umrah after the Saudi government joined the long list of his admirers and invited him to visit the country for the Muslim ritual. Ahmed was

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