One dead in Wajir accident, 9 others injured

🕔23:04, 31.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: One person died in a grisly road accident between Arbaqeransi and Qahira locations in Wajir East on Saturday afternoon. Nine others are nursing injuries at the Wajir County referral hospital, three of them with serious injuries according

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Mohamed Abdi Mohamud unveiled as gubernatorial candidate as kinsmen reconsider previous decision

🕔22:34, 31.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: The Fai community has today unveiled Amb. Mohamed Abdi Mohamud as their preferred candidate for the Wajir County gubernatorial candidate in the 2017 elections following days of consultations in Wajir. Mohamud, popularly known as Mwalimu Pekee was

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Judicial independence through sharia lense

🕔23:34, 30.Dec 2016

By A. I. Hussein: The concept ‘Judicial Independence’ has been defined in various works by different Jurists. The common denominator in the literature is that the importance of this concept, as far as the dispensation of justice is concerned, is

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Shocking drop in 2016 KCSE results as only 141 students score A

🕔19:13, 29.Dec 2016

By Peter Leftie: Only 141 candidates managed to score a mean grade of A-plain in this year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination, a shocking drop from 2,636 candidates who attained the grade last year. Releasing the results at

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CIPK to partner with KFCB to stop immorality

🕔15:58, 29.Dec 2016

By Mbarak Abucheri: The Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya (CIPK) will partner with the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) to curb moral decay in the society. This was resolved during a sensitization workshop held in Mombasa that brought

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Breaking news: KCSE set to be released today

🕔14:41, 29.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: The 2016 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) will be released today, reports indicate. Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i is set to release the results at Shimo La Tewa High School in Mombasa from 2.30pm. This year,

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Kenya has no preferred Somalia presidential candidate, says Duale denies failure to implement agreement

🕔14:18, 29.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: The Kenyan government has denied failure to implement any agreement with Somalia made on the sidelines of the September 2016 IGAD summit in Mogadishu. Majority leader in the National Assembly of Kenya Mr. Aden Duale said the

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Be good ambassadors of Islam, Kisumu Muslim students told

🕔10:30, 29.Dec 2016

By Mbarak Abucheri: Muslim students in institutions of higher learning from the lake region have been advised to be good ambassadors of Islam in the region and beyond. This sentiments were made by Kisumu Nominated Member of County Assembly Farida

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Raila carries the day in online poll conducted by Lawyer Ahmednasir

🕔08:52, 29.Dec 2016

By NJ correspondent: Opposition leader Raila Odinga is ahead of President Uhuru Kenyatta in the race to State house, 2017 according to an online poll conducted by laywer Ahmednasir Abdullahi. Conducted on his twitter poll, more than 7,000 followers voted

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Conflicting reports emerge from Eldas as rival groups claim clan endorsement in Wajir

🕔23:56, 28.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Confusion marred the air in Wajir today after conflicting reports emerged from Eldas constituency with rival groups claiming and refuting clan endorsement for the hotly contested Eldas constituency seat in the 2017 general elections. Reports indicated the

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US, UK in stern warning to nationals seeking Somalia leadership positions

🕔23:14, 28.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: In what is as a move largely targeting their naturalized citizens seeking leadership positions in Somalia, the United States and the United Kingdom missions in the country have sent a stern warning to their citizens overseas over

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Government extends Mandera curfew in bid to contain insecurity

🕔14:32, 27.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: The government has extended by another three months a dawn to dusk curfew that was imposed in several areas of Mandera County. Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery issued the order in a gazette notice dated December 23,

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Massare community endorses Wajir East MP for a second term

🕔13:15, 27.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Members of the Massare community have endorsed the incumbent Wajir East Member of Parliament Abass Sheikh Mohamed for a second term. Youth and elders from the community led by Ugas Abdullahi Madey organized a four day meeting

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Documents reveal Britain made secret deal to defend Kenya in case of invasion by Somalia

🕔19:28, 25.Dec 2016

By ODHIAMBO LEVIN OPIYO Britain made a secret undertaking in 1967 to defend Kenya in case of an invasion by Somalia, declassified documents recently released from the Prime Minister’s office in London reveal. The deal, known as the “Bamburi Understanding”,

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Two dead in early morning Al Shabaab attack

🕔10:26, 24.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Two people were confirmed dead in an early morning raid by Al Shabaab on Saturday targeting kutulo police station and Dagah kuut location of Wargaduud. Al Shabaab destroyed several buildings at the police station and blew up

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Are Kenya’s poorer Counties Destined for post-Devolution, Economically Brighter Future?

🕔09:43, 24.Dec 2016

By Dr. Billow Khalid: As we all know, Kenya has 47 counties, courtesy of the 2010 Constitution of the Republic. Out of the 47, some 14 counties are relatively poorer than the rest. These 14 counties include all those of

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Major Garissa County clans seal agreement, share top county slots ahead of 2017 polls

🕔00:21, 24.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: As the General elections edges closer and clan alignments take shape, two major sub-clans of Garissa County on Friday sealed an agreement that will see them form an alliance in their bid to capture key political seats

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Feature: Living in The Fast Lane: Analysis of Garissa County Achievements

🕔23:21, 23.Dec 2016

By:  Yussuf Ali Korow: After four years in office, everyone is asking: Is Governor Nathif Jama leading Garissa County to heaven or is the County in a fast lane to hell? The fast pace with which Garissa County set to

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Let us support education of our needy students for prosperity

🕔14:21, 23.Dec 2016

By Umar Sakwa Ahmad: May I take this opportunity to congratulate all our Muslim candidates who performed very well in the just released Kenya Certificate of Primary Education 2016? We salute as a community for your exemplary performance and we

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Ritual Purification: Baptism and Islam

🕔14:15, 23.Dec 2016

By A. Hussein: The word Baptism is a derivation of the Greek word ‘baptizo’ meaning to immerse or submerse. There is no doubt whatsoever in the mind of every Greek scholar as to what the Greek word for baptism might

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History as RAF University gets government approval

🕔14:05, 23.Dec 2016

By Mbarak Abucheri: The Kajiado based RAF International University has been officially approved and granted with Letter of Interim Authority(LIA) becoming the second Muslim University to be recognized by the government. It was a momentous and historic occasion when the

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LSK lashes out at Duale over attack on High court Judge

🕔22:17, 22.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent:   The law society of Kenya has expressed concerns over Majority leader Aden Duale’s scathing attack on High judge George Odunga. LSK termed the utterances as by Duale as “an attack on the independence of the judiciary,

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MEC urges Muslims to support vasities

🕔21:34, 22.Dec 2016

Muslim Education Council (MEC) has described the recognition and awarding of Letter of Interim Authority (LIA) to  the second Muslim sponsored University – RAF International by the government as historical moment for Muslims and called for the community support to

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TIME – especially meant for the forthcoming elections.

🕔00:20, 22.Dec 2016

By Abdi Ismail: Time ooh time. We’re all dumbstruck by your silent and stealthy ways. Everyone comfortable and engrossed, In matters mundane or religious, Altruistic or wickedness, Banality or erudition   The seconds tick away, people unaware and care free.

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Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) would not have killed foreign delegations even if they were sent by the worst of enemies

🕔00:02, 22.Dec 2016

The assassination of the Russian ambassador whilst in Turkey has made some applaud the act while it’s given the Islamophobes fuel to the fire deeming Islam to be barbaric. Just because someone shouts Allahu Akbar or any other religious phrases

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Residents of Mandera County’s Shirshir location allege harassment by KDF

🕔23:44, 21.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Residents of Shirshir location of Mandera County have decried harassment by the Kenya Defense forces. Affected Residents told Nep Journal on condition of anonymity that heavily armed contingents of KDF forces patrolling the Banisa – Ashabito route

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Looting at Garissa County treasury

🕔10:09, 20.Dec 2016

By Muhidin Ibrahim: There is continuous looting at the Garissa county treasury for the last three months by one Muktar Buro, The head of treasury in Garissa County. Muktar has a degree in Human Resources, a profession that has nothing

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Mandera branch Jubilee party elections end in disarray as opposing sides fail to agree

🕔22:01, 18.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: A day after Mandera leaders agreed to share slots in the ruling jubilee party’s local branch official slots along constituency and clan lines, confusion marred the final results today as opposing sides failed to agree on the

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Appeal: Fundraising launched for the Upgrading of 6th Street Mosque, Eastleigh

🕔10:21, 18.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Fund-raising has been launched for the upgrading of Masjid Abubakar assidiq which is also known as 6th street mosque in Nairobi’s Eastleigh estate. The mosque will be upgraded to an Eight story building with a basement, according

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Mandera County Jubilee party positions shared along clan lines

🕔22:42, 17.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Residents of Mandera County have extended the infamous negotiated democracy to party elections after settling to share local positions of the Jubilee party along clan lines. In a press briefing on Saturday evening, County returning officer for

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Renegade government forces make away with AMISOM vehicle in Adado

🕔17:09, 17.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: AMISOM forces at the Galmudug headquarter town of Adado today lost a vehicle to renegade members of the government forces’ 21st battalion who closely worked with them over the electioneering period. A local FM station reported the

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Muslims protest at media stereotyping of community as terrorists

🕔12:49, 17.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Muslims leaders in Kenya have written to the media council protesting media houses’ propagating negative stereotypes and fueling animosity towards Muslims. In the letter, the Jamia mosque committee accused the media houses of propagating negative stereotypes and

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University don unveils book on status and rights of women in Islam.

🕔10:56, 17.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Medical Doctor and academician Dr. Daud Abdi Ismail has unveiled a book that details the rights of women in Islam. The book titled ‘The rights and status of women in Islam’ was launched on Friday at Al

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Al-hijaby bridal to hold first ever Muslim fashion design show in Kenya.

🕔09:50, 17.Dec 2016

By Adow Mohamed: A Muslim fashion designer is set to make history as the first ever designer to feature hijabs in bridal outfits in a Fashion show to be held in Nairobi. Trading under the name Al Hijaby bridal, the Clothing

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Eastleigh Medical practitioner allegedly picked by ATPU

🕔21:17, 16.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: An Eastleigh based medical practitioner was on Friday morning allegedly arrested from his house and is reportedly being held at the Anti-Terror police unit headquarters in Nairobi. Blogger Abdirahman Issack confirmed Abdiaziz Abdullahi Hussein alias Abdiaziz Minus

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Kerrow rubbishes Roba’s ‘Facebook Senator’ remarks

🕔16:32, 16.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Mandera Senator Billow Kerrow has taken issue with Governor Ali Roba’s remarks dismissing him as a ‘Facebook Senator’ moments after the two alongside other leaders addressed a joint press conference on terror threats in the County. Roba

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Ahlu Sunna dismisses Somalia elections citing malpractices

🕔22:30, 15.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Somalia’s Ahlu Sunna wal Jama’a faction has dismissed the recent indirect parliamentary elections in the country citing fraud, intimidation and other malpractices. In a statement dated December 14th, the moderate religious faction still calling the shots in

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Donors pledge support for Frontier Counties

🕔22:16, 15.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Seven Counties making up the recently launched Frontier Counties Development Council will benefit from millions in donation by donor agencies and countries. Isiolo Deputy Governor Mohamed Guled who chaired a conference that brought seven governors of council

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GCOE’s decision to endorse Hassan Noor gets a big boost as their Weitan colleagues pledge support

🕔21:40, 15.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Mandera County gubernatorial hopeful and the Garre Council of elders endorsed Hassan Noor Hassan got a big boost today in his efforts to unseat the incumbent Mandera County governor Ali Roba after neighbors Weitan clans pledged support

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Roba dismisses Kerrow’s county security concerns hours after the two leaders took the same stand on the issue

🕔20:03, 15.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Hours after Mandera leaders set aside their differences and spoke in one voice over Al Shabaab’s continued incursions, Mandera Governor Ali Roba has dismissed as crocodile tears concerns raised by Senator Billow Kerrow. Speaking after addressing holding

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Mandera leaders lash out at Government over continuous Al Shabaab incursions

🕔13:27, 15.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Leaders of Mandera County are now accusing the government of laxity in the fight against Al Shabaab at the county as militant incursions continue unabated. Speaking in Mandera town on Wednesday, Mandera Governor Ali Roba, Senator Billow

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Police officers nabbed in Eastleigh extorting money from residents

🕔12:09, 15.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Two police officers were on Thursday morning arrested in Nairobi’s Eastleigh area for demanding bribes from civilians. The duo were found holding five people in a saloon car after residents complained they were demanding bribes to release

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Fire razes down Garissa drug store

🕔17:49, 14.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent:   Property worth millions of shillings was reduced to ashes after a huge inferno engulfed a government drug store in Garissa County Wednesday afternoon. County firefighters arrived at the venue and put off the fire but only

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Garissa County government to employ additional teachers to boost schools performance

🕔17:43, 14.Dec 2016

By Benson Gachiri: Teacher shortages caused by the mass departure of non-local teachers from North-Eastern in the aftermath of the Garissa University attack has been blamed for the poor performances by candidates in the recently released national examinations. Speaking in

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Over 200 bottles of illicit alcohol confiscated in Garowe town.

🕔17:26, 14.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Security officers operating Garowe town of the semi-autonomous regional state of Puntland confiscated over 288 bottles of illicit alcohol on Tuesday morning. Nugal town commissioner, Abdirashid Mohamud said that the illicit alcohol was spotted by security officers

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Over 200 hospitalized following cholera outbreak in Jowhar district, Somalia.

🕔17:22, 14.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: At least more than 200 people were admitted to Jowhar district hospital following cholera outbreak in the Southern Somalia of Middle Shebelle region. Hospital director Omar Sheikh told NEP Journal on phone that over 200 patients have

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Former ODM stalwart Farah Maalim named Wiper’s deputy party leader

🕔18:40, 13.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Immediate former National Assembly Deputy Speaker and Garissa Township hopeful Farah Maalim was today unveiled as the Deputy Party leader of Wiper Democratic Movement. The former ODM point man was unveiled during Wiper’s National Governing Council at

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Wajir MPs skip Jamhuri day celebrations as rivalry with Governor escalates

🕔23:31, 12.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: The MPs that broke ranks with Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi skipped today’s Jamhuri day celebrations in the County. Senator Abdirahman Hassan, MPs Adan Keynan (Eldas) and Mohamed Elmi (Tarbaj) did not show up at the National event

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Garissa dancers forced off stage after staging performance critical of County administration

🕔23:02, 12.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: A group of women dancers were today forced off stage during Jamhuri day celebrations at Garissa primary school grounds in Garissa town. County Askaris, Chiefs and police ordered out the famous band Gargaar traditional dancers after staging

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Mandera residents ask for curfew review as Governor lauds County Security arrangement

🕔22:35, 12.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Residents of Mandera County now want the government to review the timing of a curfew imposed in the area recently to curb rising cases of insecurity. Local leaders and elders made the calls during this year’s Jamhuri

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