Waare elected the president of Hirshabelle region state

🕔17:17, 16.Sep 2017

  The Parliament of Hirshabelle State has elected Mohamed Abdi Waare as the new president of the region, Mohamed was declared the winner after receiving 74 votes. The newly elected president of Hirshabelle was sworn in minutes after winning the

Read Full Article

New poll shows 77% of Kenyans satisfied with Supreme Court ruling

🕔15:51, 16.Sep 2017

BY Mbarak Abucheri   A new Infotrack opinion poll shows that majority of Kenyans agree with the decision made by the Supreme Court judges to nullify the August 8th presidential elections. The poll released on Friday, shows that 77 percent of

Read Full Article

Mandera and Marsabit to Benefit from Sh 51.3 billion AFDB Water Project

🕔15:43, 16.Sep 2017

Mbarak Abucheri Two counties in Northern Kenya Mandera and Marsabit will be among 33 counties that will benefit from Africa Development Bank(AFDB) water and sanitation project Already the Kenya government in collaboration with Africa Development Bank (AFDB) has signed an

Read Full Article


🕔15:09, 16.Sep 2017

Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani declared his plea to sit at a negotiating table with his counterparts of the Arabian Gulf states to iron out their differences surrounding the existing three months -long regional crisis. Tamim said

Read Full Article

Lady Justice Hedwig to handle petition challenging the re-election of Duale

🕔22:19, 15.Sep 2017

  The petition filed by Former National Assembly Deputy Speaker Farah Maalim, to nullify the re-election of Garissa Township MP and also the Majority Leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale, will be heard by Lady Justice Hedwig Ong’udi at

Read Full Article


🕔17:57, 15.Sep 2017

Public Service vehicles will no longer access the Central Business District of Nairobi, after the County government published new rules in a Gazette Notice that prohibit the public vehicles from operating in the heart of Nairobi. The new rules are

Read Full Article

EU to Construct Ksh 144 Million Fish Plant in Marsabit

🕔17:35, 15.Sep 2017

European Union(EU) in collaboration with the county government of Marsabit is set to establish multi-million fish processing and refrigeration plant in the county to empower local community. The area Governor   Mohamud Muhammad Ali revealed that his government has already received

Read Full Article


🕔17:07, 15.Sep 2017

The North Korea has fired an unidentified missile from Sunan District in its Pyongyang Capital to the Eastwards; information from South Korea military has revealed. South Korea’s joint Chiefs of staff says they are in collaboration with US military analyzing

Read Full Article

Jubilee divided over plan to throw out CJ

🕔08:26, 15.Sep 2017

  The ruling party on Thursday distanced itself from a petition filed by Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu to remove Chief Justice David Maraga from office. The party officials said the petition by Nyeri Town MP was a personal matter

Read Full Article

hundreds of Somalis killed in the Ethiopia’s Oromia region

🕔20:40, 14.Sep 2017

  The Ethiopian Somali region state officials have confirmed the killing of hundreds of Somali traders in the border of the Somali region state and the Oromia region state, following a clashes between rival ethnic Somali and Oromo forces. In

Read Full Article

Farah Maalim calls for reforms at IEBC before repeat poll

🕔18:53, 14.Sep 2017

    The former National Assembly   deputy speaker Farah Maalim has called for radical reforms and changes at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for credible elections on October 17. Maalim stated that changes at IEBC is not a

Read Full Article

Garissa county assembly to open on Tuesday

🕔14:10, 14.Sep 2017

  Garissa County assembly will open its business officially on Tuesday next week. The area Governor Ali Korane will officiate at the opening ceremony of the county assembly where he  will outline his vision and development agenda for the county.

Read Full Article

Fire burns down Isiolo Market

🕔14:04, 14.Sep 2017

      Traders at Isiolo Market are counting losses after fire razed down property worth millions of shillings on Thursday. The fire that started about midnight ran havoc in the market consuming properties as people watched helplessly. The fire

Read Full Article

Memorable trip to Hargeisa

🕔19:39, 13.Sep 2017

BY Abdulwahab kore I jetted into Hargeisa, the capital city of Somaliland for some official business recently. I was last in this city way back in 2008 and was overly impressed by the development that has taken place in the

Read Full Article

Northern Kenya MPs defend IEBC commissioners from the region

🕔19:05, 13.Sep 2017

By Mbarak Abucheri: Elected Members of Parliament from North Eastern region have defended IEBC Commissioner Yakub Guliye who is among the electoral body’s officials NASA leader Raila Odinga wants ejected from office. The MPs  led by National Assembly Majority Leader

Read Full Article

Muturi blames NASA legislators’ of laziness

🕔18:08, 13.Sep 2017

  The speaker of the national assembly Justin Muturi cautioned the opposition legislators of disrupting the house saying NASA MPs should not bully the house. Muturi said he will not be bulldozed by the opposition MPs, “This House under my

Read Full Article

NASA to participate on the repeat election with conditions

🕔16:46, 13.Sep 2017

      The National Super alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga has said that they will not boycott the repeat election but maintained their initial demands to the electoral commission body to address a number of demands they have made.

Read Full Article

Jubilee, NASA meeting with electoral commission aborts

🕔14:45, 12.Sep 2017

    NASA team have angrily walked out of a planned meeting with Jubilee and the electoral commission, citing the absenteeism of Jubilee leaders and an agenda, which they said was only shared when they arrived for the talks. The

Read Full Article

Standoff over 2014 tetanus vaccines

🕔10:27, 12.Sep 2017

    The Ministry of Health has responded to the opposition claims saying the remarks on ‘sterilising’ tetanus vaccine are not only unfortunate, but also a baseless pronouncement not backed by any scientific evidence. The opposition leader Raila Odinga has

Read Full Article

NASA responds to Uhuru impeachment threats if Raila wins

🕔18:03, 11.Sep 2017

The National Super alliance (NASA) responded to president Uhuru Kenyatta statement that they will impeach Raila if he wins the presidency in 3 months; the opposition termed the president remarks reckless. NASA co principle Moses watangula said the president is

Read Full Article

Kuria and Muthama arrested over hateful remarks

🕔14:24, 11.Sep 2017

  Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama have been arrested on Monday and taken to jail over hateful remarks. Kuria was last week caught on camera at a rally targeting National Super Alliance presidential candidate

Read Full Article

Heavy gunfire in Mandera town after Alshabab attack

🕔09:44, 11.Sep 2017

    Kenyan security forces in Mandera are on high alert after Alshabab briefly seized Balad hawa in Somalia’s Gedo region which is only four kilometers from Mandera town. several people are believed to have been killed. Fierce gun battles

Read Full Article

6 killed on suicide attack in Beledweyne

🕔17:49, 10.Sep 2017

BY: NJ Six civilians were killed after AL-Shabab suicide bomber blew himself up in a tea shop just outside Baledweyne governor’s office in the central Somali city of Beledweyne town. Dozens of others were injured including three minors. The tea

Read Full Article

AMISOM exit is inevitable-US general

🕔14:56, 10.Sep 2017

BY NJ   Top US general has ruled out African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) leaving Somali by 2018 as it was expected. General Thomas Waldhauser of the United States Marines said the AMISON departure from Somalia is not possible anytime soon;

Read Full Article

Somalia to participate in WMF World Cup

🕔12:59, 10.Sep 2017

 BY NJ  Somalia is among the five african countries that has qualified to particapate in the World Minifootball federation (WMF). The country is one of 24 countries from all over the world who will participate in the tournament. 20 countries

Read Full Article

Somaliland MPs calls for the deployment of 5000 Somalilander troops to Myanmar

🕔10:24, 10.Sep 2017

BY NJ Somaliland members of parliament are planning to put forth a motion in the house calling for the deployment of 5000 troops to fight alongside Rohingya muslims Somaliland, the breakaway region of Somalia has called on the Myanmar government

Read Full Article

Kuria unapologetic after hate speech remarks

🕔09:26, 10.Sep 2017

BY Abdirahman Hassan The Member of Parliament for Gatundu South Moses Kuria said he is unapologetic over what many termed as hateful remarks in a kiambu rally. “I have no apologies, I am very mad with this man. Raila cannot go

Read Full Article

BREAKING: Somali herders to be forcefully evicted by police from Lamu

🕔18:39, 9.Sep 2017

BY NJ Lamu County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo has directed police in Lamu to forcefully evict Somali headers from the county. Kitiyo said police will now use force to throw out the herders whose continued presence continues to tally with the

Read Full Article

India sentences sixty Somali fishermen to seven years imprisonment

🕔17:48, 9.Sep 2017

BY Abdirahman Hassan   A court in Mumbai, the largest city of India has sentenced 60 Somali fishermen to seven year in prison, The 60 men were accused of “piracy” in the Somali waters. The 60 Somali nationals were apprehended in

Read Full Article

FCB moves head office to Kilimani

🕔15:16, 9.Sep 2017

    BY Mbarak Abucheri The shariah financial institution,First Community Bank (FCB) is set to shift its headquarters from Prudential Assurance Building on Wabera Street, Nairobi to the new Sh1.3 billion FCB Mihrab Towers at the junction of Lenana and

Read Full Article

Haji dismisses petition seeking to nullify his re-election as Garissa Senator

🕔15:03, 9.Sep 2017

BY Mbarak Abucheri   Garissa  Senator  Muhammad Yusuf Haji has dismissed a petition filed by three voters who want his re-election nullified. Haji says that the petition filed against him does not hold any waters, adding that he won re-election

Read Full Article

First floodlit football match in three decades in Somalia

🕔09:19, 9.Sep 2017

BY Abdirahman Hassan   Somalia enjoyed its first floodlit football match in three decades, the match happened at Banadir stadium, the oldest in the country. The stadium was renovated by the FIFA’s Win in Africa with Africa programme. First opened

Read Full Article

Raila Odinga is busy asking for donations- Duale

🕔19:36, 8.Sep 2017

BY Mbarak Abucheri     Garissa Township member of Parliament, Aden Duale rebuked NASA’s latest call for donation to fund their campaign,  saying it was a mockery of the highest order. He said it was quite unfortunate, that instead of

Read Full Article

Myanmar violence may have killed more than 1,000: UN rapporteur

🕔17:43, 8.Sep 2017

More than 1,000 people may already have been killed in Myanmar, mostly minority Rohingya Muslims — more than twice the government’s total —a senior United Nations representative told AFP on Friday, urging Aung San Suu Kyi to speak out. In

Read Full Article

The Talamuge pre-election alliance played an influential role in GARISSA speaker

🕔14:49, 8.Sep 2017

BY Mbarak Abucheri The Talamuge pre-election alliance played a major influence role in the election of new Garissa county speaker. The speaker’s race was influenced by political dynamics and clan including Abass’s clan (Samawathal) and Governor Korane (Abduwak).   Former Ijara

Read Full Article

Your sub-clan Please? A mandatory question before getting job in Wajir County

🕔14:31, 8.Sep 2017

BY NJ   County public service board of Wajir County is asking for the details of ones tribe, clan and sub clan as a measures to give job opportunity to job seekers.   The unprecedented criteria have been shared by a

Read Full Article

Mpesa Services will be suspended on weekend

🕔11:29, 8.Sep 2017

  BY NJ   Safaricom Mpesa services will be unobtainable this weekend for service upgrade, the giant telecommunication company said. The upgrade will start on Saturday 9 September at 10 and it will last until Sunday at 1 pm. In

Read Full Article

The horror of living in Lamu

🕔11:12, 8.Sep 2017

BY NJ   On Wednesday evening, 30 heavily armed men raided a small village called Silini-Mashambani, the attackers went house to house, and ordered the  occupant to come out, minutes later the armed men beheaded four men on the spot

Read Full Article


🕔10:34, 8.Sep 2017

BY isaac kiti   At least 13 people have been confirmed dead across the Caribbean and other Atlantic Islands as the category five super storms Irma currently make its way over the Turks and Caicos Islands heading westwards to South-eastern Bahamas

Read Full Article

NEP governors facing court battles

🕔16:08, 7.Sep 2017

BY NJ   The three elected governors from Wajir, Garissa and Mandera are facing court battles as the losers of the 8thaugust general election have petitioned to challenge their elections in courts. Nathif Jama Adam(Garissa), Ahmed Abdullahi(Wajir) and Hassan Noor Hassan(Mandera) say the

Read Full Article

Leaders told to accept IEBC reforms

🕔14:49, 7.Sep 2017

By Mbarak Abucheri: Central Organization of Trade Unions(COTU) secretary general Francis Atwoli has called on political leaders across the divide to accept  reforms IEBC has taken up to avoid Kenya’s polarization.   The Cotu boss noted the ongoing strife is

Read Full Article

IEBC in crises

🕔12:14, 7.Sep 2017

BY NJ     Four IEBC commissioners have walked out of meeting organised by the IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati’s, the four are said to have disagreed with Wafula Chebukati over the appointment of the new team to oversee the fresh

Read Full Article

NASA principals to meet IEBC over fresh poll date

🕔10:37, 7.Sep 2017

By Mbarak Abucheri: National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders will meet officials of the IEBC to discuss and agree when a fresh presidential election will be conducted even as the electoral body gazetted October 17 as the day Kenyans will return

Read Full Article

Safari exams- National Exams Can Be Given as Takeaways- BABU

🕔10:25, 7.Sep 2017

BY NEP JOURNAL Embakasi East Member of parliament, Babu Owino has suggested the national exams to be given to student as take away, or pushed to a further date. Babu was speaking at the parliament and said the Independent Electoral

Read Full Article

President Kenyatta meet-the-people tour starts tomorrow

🕔21:11, 6.Sep 2017

By Mbarak Abucheri:   President Kenyatta will tomorrow, Thursday 7 September 2017, start a meet-the-people tour that will see him visit West Pokot, Bungoma, UasinGishu, Nakuru and Nairobi counties.   The President will use the visits to the counties to

Read Full Article

Car thieves strip naked after bewitched

🕔14:49, 6.Sep 2017

By Isaac Kiti. Residents of Bamburi Mtambo in the outskirts of Mombasa town, a few meters from Nakumatt Supermarket witnessed two men stripped naked, singing and dancing to unknown tune, beside them a silver Nissan Saloon car with registration number

Read Full Article

More than 170,000 teachers to undergo training

🕔14:22, 6.Sep 2017

By Mbarak Abucheri: More than 170,000 teachers who were not among those from pilot schools will undergo comprehensive training a head of implementation of the new curriculum in January, next year. The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) Director, Dr

Read Full Article

Education stakeholders back IEBC’s decision to conduct polls on October 17

🕔20:12, 5.Sep 2017

By Mbarak Abucheri   Education Stakeholders, Kenya Parents Association, Kenya private Schools Association and Elimu Yetu coalition have backed the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission decision to conduct a repeat of presidential elections on 17th October. In a media briefing

Read Full Article

Raila reject the new date set by IEBC for repeat election

🕔14:51, 5.Sep 2017

By NJ Correspondent The opposition leader, Raila Odinga wants the repeat election to be postponed, The NASA leader said the elections should not be held on 17th October set by IEBC; instead it should be held on 24th October. IEBC on Monday announced 17th October

Read Full Article

Wajir County food security assessment

🕔11:54, 5.Sep 2017

BY Nep Journal   Majority of the household In Wajir County cannot afford essential food commodities, says a report by the national drought management authority. The report classifies food security condition in Wajir County as stressed (phase 2 and Crisis (phase3).

Read Full Article

Photo of the day!

Happy Mashujaa Day

About NJ

Nep Journal is a progressive media initiative that aims to serve as the leading space where North Eastern Kenya’s leading thinkers, analysts and writers provide you, our readers, with new perspectives on all issues affecting the region.

We aim to publish daring perspectives with original content, and beautifully written pieces so as to empower, educate and inform our people.

Get in touch with NJ

Do you have anything to share with us? We value your input and contribution. You can send us your opinion pieces, articles or any other relevant information. Email: publisher @ nepjournal . com or click here