Police shot dead two “superpower “gangsters in Nairobi’s Eastleigh estate.

🕔19:52, 31.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Police on Friday evening shot dead two superpower gangs in Eastleigh’s busy First avenue between Taisir and Amal Shopping malls. The members of the notorious group “superpower” who were gun down were said to be a Somali

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Will Garissa County Keep the Political Torch for NEP?

🕔12:35, 31.Mar 2017

By Ahmed Caydid: Since independence, leadership of the Somalis in Kenya has resided in Garissa County. This has been a product of complex interactions of population, proximity to Nairobi and individual political talents. More interestingly, is the happenstance that a

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Al-Shabaab militant hijack Kenya Power vehicle in Elwak town.

🕔23:43, 30.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Suspected Al Shabaab militant have hijacked a vehicle belonging to Kenya power on Thursday evening in Elwak town, Mandera County. Elwak lies approximately halfway between Wajir and Mandera, located in the southern end of the Elwak-Mandera Road

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Trump Eases Combat Rules in Somalia Intended to Protect Civilians

🕔15:12, 30.Mar 2017

By CHARLIE SAVAGE and ERIC SCHMITT WASHINGTON — President Trump has relaxed some of the rules for preventing civilian casualties when the American military carries out counterterrorism strikes in Somalia, laying the groundwork for an escalating campaign against Islamist militants

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Governor Roba lauds assembly over supplementary budget approval.

🕔11:37, 30.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Mandera County Assembly have finally approved the supplementary budget after debate on the budget turned physical paralyzing assembly business for the last two weeks. Members alleged the funds were meant for new projects ahead of the 2017

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Kenya receives in style first direct flight from Mogadishu

🕔20:39, 29.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Resumption of direct flights between Mogadishu and Nairobi resumed in style today with the first commercial plane carrying 49 passengers receiving VIP sendoff and reception in Mogadishu and Nairobi respectively. The plane from the Somali capital landed

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Mogadishu – Nairobi direct flights materialize at last

🕔17:33, 29.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: The much hyped direct flights from Mogadishu to Nairobi has at last materialized after the first flight from the Somali capital made its way to Nairobi. The direct flight operated by the East African becomes the first

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Government extends Mandera Curfew, yet again

🕔22:39, 28.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent:   The government has extended the Curfew order in Mandera County by another three months to address terror and other security threats. In a gazette notice dated March 28, 2017, Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery however amended

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Environmental impacts of mushrooming villages and unplanned land use in Northern Kenya

🕔22:07, 28.Mar 2017

By Ahmed Abdi Hassan: We usually hear proper land use as early as grade four in schools; do we really internalize the actual meaning? I have no doubt all of us heard the term environmental impacts in our basic education;

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I am proud of my D-, says Joho following KCSE puzzle

🕔20:11, 28.Mar 2017

Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho has admitted he got a D- (minus) in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), which he sat in 1993 at Serani Secondary School in Mombasa. The governor stated, unlike other politicians who were born in

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Garissa’s Notorious ‘Boda Boda’ Robber gunned down by Police

🕔16:42, 27.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: A Garissa notorious boda boda operator (motor cycle transport operator) was gunned down by Police. The man identified as Muteti Nyamu has been behind spate of robberies and muggings in Garissa town. The assailant was shot dead

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Kenya, Somalia open a new charter of cooperation as two border posts and a re-launch of a direct flight between Mogadishu and Nairobi sealed.

🕔18:21, 23.Mar 2017

By PSCU – Nairobi   Kenya and Somalia have today opened a new charter of cooperation by announcing plans to open two border posts and a re-launch of direct flights between Nairobi and Mogadishu. President Uhuru Kenyatta said Kenya and

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President Uhuru and Somalia president led delegation held Bilateral talks a head of IGAD Summit.

🕔17:41, 23.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Delegation led by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his counterpart President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo of Somalia held bilateral talks at State House on Thursday ahead of a special summit on the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD). President Farmaajo

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Somalia President receives full honours on his first visits at state House, Kenya.

🕔16:21, 23.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent President Uhuru Kenyatta has on Thursday received President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo of Somalia at State House on his first state visit. Farmaajo was accorded with 21-gun salutes as a formal welcome ceremony on the start of his

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At least ten killed in Al-Shabaab attack in Barawe town of lower Shebelle region.

🕔12:20, 23.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: At least ten people including seven militants and three Somalia’s Military forces were killed in an overnight raid by suspected Al-Shabaab fighters in southern Somalia port of city of Barawe, military officials confirms. Somalia’s Col Abdirahman Rooble

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Somalia ambassador to Kenya appointed planning minister

🕔23:21, 21.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent Somalia’s ambassador to Kenya Gamal Mohamed Hassan was among the ministers named by the country’s newly appointed Minister in Mogadishu on Tuesday. Hassan was appointed the Minister for planning and international relations in the 26 member cabinet

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RK pledges free secondary education and other goodies if elected.

🕔21:47, 21.Mar 2017

By Farah Adan:   Wajir East parliamentary candidate Rashid Kassim Amin popularly known as RK has pledged free secondary education among other goodies if elected in the August 2017 polls. Speaking at a rally in Wajir town on Tuesday morning

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Negotiated democracy proponents ditch Jubilee, unveil party in Mandera

🕔21:55, 19.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Pro-negotiated democracy leaders in Mandera County have today officially unveiled the Economic Freedom Party which they intend to use in their 2017 elections bid. The Garre Council of Elders and their Murule colleagues as well as their

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Galmudug and NISA forces foil attack, nab vehicle transporting explosive materials

🕔20:03, 19.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Security forces in the Galmudug headquarter town of Adado today seized a vehicle transporting explosive materials after a tip off from members of the public. Two occupants of the vehicle seized at the outskirts of the town

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Somalia President to visit Kenya, says State House Spokesperson

🕔14:29, 19.Mar 2017

By PSCU – Nairobi. President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed will make his first State visit to Kenya on Thursday ahead of a special summit on the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD). In his weekly press briefing, State House Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu

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Northern Kenya opposition leaders lash out at Jubilee over defections

🕔23:00, 18.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: A section of MPs from Northern Kenya has expressed dissatisfaction at the campaign tactics employed by President Uhuru and his party Jubilee. Speaking at a press conference in Nairobi on Saturday, the leaders accused the president of

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President Kenyatta makes historic visit to KDF in Somali

🕔22:23, 18.Mar 2017

PSCU – Nairobi: President Uhuru Kenyatta today made a historic visit to Somalia, meeting Kenyan troops serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia at Dhobley Military Camp. The Commander-in-Chief, dressed in military fatigue, met KDF and thanked them for

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Rebellious SNA forces seize major roads in Buloburte, residents say.

🕔17:28, 18.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: A section of newly trained Somali National Army who rebelled from Federal government over non-payment of their basic salaries have captured major streets of Buloburte located in Hiiran region of Central Somalia on Saturday. Eyewitness who asked

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Canadian government pledges $90 Million aid to support famine hit Countries.

🕔17:21, 18.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Canada’s government has pledged USD $90 million for drought response to help relieve food crises in 20 million people who face starvation in Four Countries. The Canadian government pledge for funding has come after United Nations launched

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Mogadishu under security locked down ahead of AU chairperson visit

🕔12:51, 18.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Somalia’s capital Mogadishu was under security lockdown today, with roads closed, residents forced to walk long distances as private and public vehicles blocked from using several roads in the city a head of AU chairperson Moussa Faki

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Why is the use of tribalism so important to the political class in Wajir County?

🕔08:16, 18.Mar 2017

By Nasir Madey. Hiding behind the whims of tribalism is the easiest way to mobilize for a political class without the intellectual sophistication to imagine higher non-ethnic, unitive political courses and narratives. For you to mobilize politically, you need a

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IEBC extends deadline for parties to submit membership lists.

🕔22:59, 17.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent The commission said the submission dates were extended after concerns raised by political parties. The extension runs for only 10 days which is from March 17 to March 27. In regard to beat deadline the commission has

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Treasury CS Rotich to present government budget on March 30

🕔22:58, 17.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent Kenyan budget which is normally presented on June every financial year will be delivered on march 30th this year. National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich is expected to deliver 2017/2018 financial year’s Budget Statement before Parliament in

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Businesses in Wajir record losses after days of power blackout

🕔22:55, 17.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Business people in Wajir County are counting their losses after more than four days of power blackout in the busy town. This came after two out of the three main engines serving the town developed faults according

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At least 31 Somali refugees killed in an attack off Yemen’s Coast

🕔17:43, 17.Mar 2017

Over 31 Somali refugees were killed on Friday off the coast of Yemen after a boat they were travelling in was attacked by helicopter, according to a local coastguard officer in the Houthi-controlled Hodeidah area says. Mohamed al-Alay told Reuter’s news agency

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Somali faces helps raise funds for Somalia drought victims as GoFundMe denies group fee waiver

🕔13:41, 16.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent. Somali Faces, an online platform set up to share stories of the Somali people from around the world, has helped raise over $60,000 after eight days of fundraising through crowdfunding platform GoFundMe.com as well paypal and bank

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Ability beyond Disability – The inspiration story of Harun Maalim Hassan

🕔23:48, 15.Mar 2017

Watch the inspiring story of Harum Maalim Hassan, Executive Director of NONDO (Northern Nomadic Disabled Persons’ Organization). Video courtesy.  

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Mandera supplementary budget Debate turns physical as political differences play out

🕔22:12, 15.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Business at the Mandera County Assembly was on Wednesday afternoon paralyzed for the second time after debate on the supplementary budget turned physical. Reports indicate Rhamu Ward MCA Issack Dahir made away with the mace after the

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Somalia deports two Kenyans for working in the country illegally

🕔21:45, 15.Mar 2017

By NJ Corespondent: Two Kenyans were deported from Somalia on Wednesday for illegal stay in the country as the horn of Africa nation continues to shrug off the failed state tag. The two identified as Edgar Mudachi and William Kamau

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Britain foreign Secretary meets President Farmaajo at Villa Somalia.

🕔13:07, 15.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has welcomed Britain foreign Secretary Boris Johnson at Mogadishu’s Villa Somalia. Johnson’s visit comes unexpectedly at a time when the country is lavishing with devastating drought. President Farmaajo and the foreign Secretary

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Joho refutes president Uhuru claims Mombasa County received Sh40bn.

🕔04:02, 15.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho denied his county had received Sh40 billion from the national government over the last four years as alleged by president Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday. Joho mobilized his supporters on Tuesday at Mombasa

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A big blow to NASA as 30 politicians decamp to Jubilee.

🕔03:00, 15.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: The National Super Alliance (NASA) has suffered a big blow after 30 politicians from Northern Kenya left ODM, one of the affiliate parties, to President Uhuru’s Jubilee on Tuesday. Leaders from Marsabit County led by Governor Ukur

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Doctors call off 100-day strike after signing deal with government.

🕔00:52, 14.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Thousands of Kenyan doctors have agreed to end 100-day strike that paralyzed public hospitals and resume operation after wrapping deal with government. Doctors went on strike in December last year after the government failed to meet their

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Candidates endorsed by Mandera’s Garre Council of Elders to fly little known EFP’s flag in 2017

🕔22:33, 11.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: The Garre council of elders and their preferred candidates for the different elective posts in the county have made good their threat to ditch the ruling Jubilee party after failing to clinch direct nomination. The group famously

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Diaspora aid appeal towards impending humanitarian tragedy in Somalia

🕔22:08, 11.Mar 2017

By Adow Mohamed: Somalia has faced serious drought conditions which has swept a large number of its population majority children to extreme end of deaths and loss of livestock. The Country has faced heart-rending famine which its severity has been

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Wajir West MP Abdikadir Ore bows out of race

🕔22:00, 11.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Incumbent Wajir West MP Abdikadir Ore has announced bowing out of the race to represent one of Wajir’s oldest constituencies. Ore made the announcement through a Facebook post that generated a lot of praise for the soft-spoken

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Over 70,000 families to benefit in Mandera County relief food distribution

🕔23:25, 8.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: As part of its drought mitigation process, the County government of Mandera today flagged off relief food aid meant for over 70,000 households across the six sub-counties. Governor Ali Roba presided over function held in Mandera town.

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Ahmednassir, Junet lash out at North Eastern leaders over Statehouse visits

🕔23:02, 8.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Suna East MP Junet Mohamed and Senior Counsel Ahmednasir Abdullahi have taken issue with the recent craze of State House visits by leaders and clan elders from North Eastern Kenya. The duo took to their twitter pages

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Uhuru’s Facebook post on Wajir leaders amended after grouping all area MPs as opposition members

🕔23:38, 6.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: A post on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s official Facebook page was today amended after it earlier grouped all Wajir leaders as opposition members. Social media users took issue with the post after Wajir East MP Abass Sheikh Mohamed

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Prayers for rain conducted in Wajir as biting droughts takes its toll on area residents

🕔16:28, 5.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Residents of Wajir town turned up in large numbers today at the Orahey grounds where they performed prayers for rain. Locals turned to seeking divine intervention after the biting drought was hugely felt in the County. Cases

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Shock as groom discovers best woman who stayed with his newly wed family for 20 days was actually a man

🕔15:32, 5.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: A man in the Somaliland City of Hargeisa was left in shock after discovering the ‘best woman’ who helped out his wife in the early days of their marriage was actually a man. Abdirahman Ismail Omar married

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Legal Perspective on curfew Orders in Mandera

🕔22:13, 4.Mar 2017

By Adan Kulow Maalim: Many a time people in North Eastern Kenya assume that the law is entirely silent in so called “war against terrorism” or during counter-terrorist operations. This Article seeks to examine the history and constitutionality of the

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Battle lines drawn as Wajir leaders formally withdraw support for incumbent Governor

🕔14:43, 4.Mar 2017

Adow Mohamed: A large section of Wajir County leaders have today formally broken ranks with area Governor Ahmed Abdullahi citing differences over the County’s development agenda. Speaking at a press conference they held at a Nairobi hotel, the leaders accused

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Manchester United Announce Deal With Halal Online Shopping Site

🕔21:00, 3.Mar 2017

Manchester United, on Wednesday, announced a five year sponsorship agreement with the world’s first halal e-marketplace. The club’s latest branding partnership links Old Trafford to the Aladdin Group of companies from Malaysia. The agreement, has been a closely guarded secret

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Business paralyzed in Eastleigh as traders close shop after spat with hawkers

🕔23:49, 1.Mar 2017

By Adow Mohamed: Business in Nairobi’s busy Eastleigh estate was today interrupted after traders and hawkers clashed. Angry hawkers took to the streets protesting their removal outside the shopping malls and streets after a short reinstatement by courts allowed them to

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