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Jubilee’s Bunow Korane elected Garissa governor as Roba retains Mandera.

🕔16:54, 10.Aug 2017

By NJ Correspondent: The ruling jubilee coalition is set for a clean sweep in Kenya’s North Eastern region after grabbing Garissa and Mandera County’s top seats and leading in Wajir as results trickle in. In Garissa, Ali Bunow Korane was

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Property worth millions go up in flames in Garissa’s infamous suq mugdi

🕔16:11, 10.Aug 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Hundreds of traders in Garissa are counting their losses after unknown assailants torched the town’s ill-famed suq mugdi market on Thursday following announcement of the county’s gubernatorial contest, which saw Ali Bunow Korane clinch the seat. Incumbent

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Garissa, Wajir and Mandera gubernatorial results disputed as defeated leaders cry foul

🕔10:00, 10.Aug 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Dethroned Governors in the North Eastern region have disputed the recently concluded election results which saw the ruling Jubilee party make a clean sweep across the region taking home top elective seats. Wiper party’s Nathif Jama (Garissa),

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Devolution’s positive impact largely felt in NEP, Survey indicates

🕔17:04, 5.Aug 2017

By Adow Mohamed: Devolution has positively affected the living conditions in the three North Eastern Counties of Garissa, Wajir and Mandera a survey carried out in the region by Nep Journal and research firm, Center for Prosperity and Research (CentRep).

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Garissa vets treat stray cow after call by good Samaritan

🕔09:06, 22.Jul 2017

By Abdihakim Mohamed: A section of Garissa town residents witnessed a rare feat on Friday after local veterinary doctors attended to a stray cow that a suffered vaginal prolapse. The team comprising of doctors Mwangi, Siraji, Haret and Onle responded

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Preach peace, We can not afford bloodshed!

🕔09:35, 21.Jul 2017

By Ali Maalim: Exactly three years ago, we fled Wajir County following ethnic clashes that claimed many lives and left thousands displaced. The clashes were believed to be politically motivated and attributed to the historical border disputes between the inhabitants

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What has happened to NEP in the last 5 years?

🕔09:22, 21.Jul 2017

By Salah Abdi Sheikh Yes, I introduced the naming of the “Magaffes of NEP” to television. “Dowlad gobaleedki waa laqafaashay”. The County Governments were hijacked by a group of contractors and County Government employees close to the Governors and they

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Joho has scored big in spat with the President

🕔10:08, 20.Jul 2017

By Abubakar Bishar: Ali Hassan Joho was born on 26th February 1976 in Mombasa, he is today the governor of the county. Besides a rich political background and good record in public service, Joho has had an illustrious career as

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Governor Jama takes issue with curfew imposed on parts of his County

🕔22:11, 11.Jul 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Garissa Governor Nathif Jama has opposed the dawn-to-dusk curfew imposed by Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i in parts of Garissa County. Speaking in Masalani town while on his campaign trail, Jama termed the curfew as unjustified

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Opposition leader Raila Odinga hospitalized few hours after addressing rallies in Kilifi.

🕔19:33, 9.Jul 2017

By NJ Correspondent: The National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga has been admitted to a Mombasa hospital few hours after addressing Kilifi county. Through his Facebook page, Dennis Onyango who is Raila Odinga’s communications director confirmed that Odinga was

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Matiang’i imposes a dawn-to-dusk curfew in Lamu, Tana River and Garissa counties.

🕔13:45, 9.Jul 2017

By NJ Correspondent: On Saturday President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed Education CS Fred Matiang’i to take up the security docket following the sudden death of late Cabinet secretary Joseph Nkaissery. Matiang’i who has taken up the duty immediately imposed a dawn-to-dusk

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The illusion of Clan numbers and the role of perceptions

🕔12:55, 4.Jul 2017

By Ahmedsulub Haji While the opinion polls continue to deliver bad news for the Nathif government, it’s only survival is cling false perceptions about his strongest opponent! It’s true that despite a sharp decline in his political fortunes since his

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Shock as mass grave with five bodies found in Gari, Mandera County.

🕔19:23, 3.Jul 2017

By NJ Correspondent: At least five bodies were discovered in a thicket in Gari village located within Mandera-Elwak road few kilometers from Kenya’s border with Somalia on Monday including that of an 80-years old woman. It is believed the victims

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Uhuru hands over seven ambulances bought with recovered graft money to Counties

🕔18:50, 3.Jul 2017

By PSCU President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Nairobi, handed over to counties seven ambulances purchased with money recovered from a UK company found guilty of bribery to get a Kenyan contract. The ambulances will be used to support

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Jama faults Court order to freeze his FCB account.

🕔09:28, 3.Jul 2017

By Abdihakim Mohamed Garissa governor Nathif Jama has faulted High Court order to freeze his bank account. On Friday Justice Lydia Achode in a letter dated 30th June 2017, directed the FCB bank to freeze accounts of the governor for

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MPs together with business titans raise Sh228M towards Amb.Mohamed Abdi’s campaign kitty.

🕔08:18, 3.Jul 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Jubilee Party leaders from Wajir, business titans raised Sh 228 million towards Wajir gubernatorial aspirants Amb.Mohamed Abdi Mohamud’s campaign fund drive. Amb.Mohamud who is well known as “Mwalimu Pekee” has asked campaign donors to verge their bets

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Uhuru gradually losing marginalized communities votes, says NIS report

🕔12:41, 2.Jul 2017

By NJ Correspondent: President Uhuru Kenyatta losing badly on marginalized communities votes with only less 4o days to the August polls in a recently released National Intelligence service (NIS) secret report. According to the secret report disclosed to the President,

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First Lady hosts thousands of Muslims women to Ramadhan Iftar Dinner as they prepare for Idd-ul-Fitr

🕔10:45, 25.Jun 2017

By PSCU First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has yesterday hosted thousands of Muslim women to a special Iftar Dinner as they prepared to break the month-long Ramadhan and commemorate Idd-ul-Fitr. The over 3500 Muslims women from the grassroots (but joined by

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Muslims commemorate Eid al-fitr with pomp and colour in Eastleigh.

🕔10:29, 25.Jun 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Muslims in Eastleigh’s Nairobi has on Sunday celebrated Eid ul Fitr, a holiday making the end of 29 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Several countries including Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Indonesia, Malaysia,

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Muslim leaders tell off the controversial Chief Khadhi over his directives for Muslims to continue fasting

🕔22:45, 24.Jun 2017

By NJ Correspondent: The Kenyan Chief Khadhi Ahmed Muhdhar has directed Muslims to continue with their fasting tomorrow to complete the 30days of Ramadhan saying he has not received any reports of sighting the new moon in Kenya thus announced

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Muslims across the world to observe Eid ul Fitr on Sunday.

🕔21:30, 24.Jun 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr festival which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan on Sunday. The moon was sighted in several countries including Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Indonesia, Malaysia, United Arab

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Jubilee’s free secondary education to kick off smoothly says Uhuruto

🕔19:13, 24.Jun 2017

By PSCU The free secondary education President Uhuru Kenyatta has promised Kenyans will kick off without hitches thanks to the systematic plans put in place by the Jubilee Administration. The new plan, a key plank of the Jubilee Party Manifesto

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Wajir Jubilee leaders cry foul over ‘fake degree’ saga, accuse Governor of ‘cheap politicking’

🕔16:38, 21.Jun 2017

By NJ Correspondent: A section of political leaders from Wajir county allied to the ruling Jubilee party have come out guns blazing against area Governor Ahmed Abdullahi accusing of being behind attempts to discredit their gubernatorial candidate Mohamed Abdi Mohamud.

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Boda boda rider killed, two passengers injured in Garissa’s Major black spot

🕔06:27, 21.Jun 2017

By Yussuf Korrow: A boda boda rider was killed and his two passengers injured in an accident involving two motorcycles in Garissa town on Tuesday evening. The rider died at the scene of accident along the Garissa-Wajir Highway road near

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President Uhuru mourns Lamu boat tragedy victims

🕔18:08, 20.Jun 2017

By PSCU President Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned 10 people who perished in a boat accident in Lamu County today. In his message of condolence to the families, relatives and friends of the 10 victims of the boat tragedy, President Kenyatta

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Suicide car bomb kills at least 9 at Somalia’s capital Mogadishu.

🕔17:28, 20.Jun 2017

By NJ Correspondent: A suicide car bombing has hit the Somali capital Mogadishu killing at least 9 people on Tuesday evening, said police officials. The attack happened near the administrative headquarters of Wadajir district after a vehicle laden with explosives

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Chopper Democracy, the expensive affair that our elective positions have become

🕔16:08, 20.Jun 2017

By John Omondi: The current surge in number of helicopters used by politicians on campaign trail across the country is proving once again the expensive affair that our elective positions have become save for a few individual aspirants who managed

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26th June Gazetted as public holiday to mark Eid-ul-Fitr

🕔13:40, 20.Jun 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Kenyans will officially mark this year’s Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday, June 26, 2017 after the government gazetted the day as a public holiday to mark the end of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan. The gazette notice dated

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Muslims urged to ensure prompt payment of Zakat-ul-Fitr

🕔00:25, 20.Jun 2017

By Mbarak Abucheri Muslim faithfuls across the country have been urged to ensure prompt payment of zakat and zakat-ul-Fitr to cater for the needs of the poor and needy in the society. The calls were made by the Mumias based

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Eastleigh residents decry police harassment during Ramadhan.

🕔16:46, 19.Jun 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Residents in Eastleigh decry of corrupt police officers harassing them especially during the nights. Residents complained the rogue officers of targeting them as they leave mosque from the Taraweh and Tahajud (night prayers) asking for Identification cards

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Four KDF soldiers injured in Al-Shabaab blast in Wajir.

🕔15:18, 19.Jun 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Four Kenyan Defense forces officers were seriously wounded, after their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in Gerille location, 20 Km from Wajir Bor of Wajir East sub-county. The militant group al Shabaab is suspected to

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President Kenyatta tells opposition to stop inciting Kenyans

🕔19:44, 16.Jun 2017

By PSCU President Uhuru Kenyatta wrapped up his tour of the vote-rich Rift Valley today by addressing a huge rally at Bomet Stadium where he cautioned opposition supporters against listening to the messages of hate and division spread by their

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4 killed, 11 injured after a vehicle runs over explosives in Mandera.

🕔16:38, 16.Jun 2017

By NJ Correspondent: At least four people have been killed and 11 others injured after vehicle ran over an Improved Explosive Device (IED) blast in Mandera on Friday afternoon. County Commissioner Fredrick Shisia confirmed the incident happened at around 12Pm.

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President Kenyatta vows to defend freedoms, security of Kenyans

🕔19:02, 9.Jun 2017

ELDORET, 9 JUNE 2017, (PSCU) President Uhuru Kenyatta today said his Government will allow no room for those who want to divide Kenyans and those who want to snatch other people’s property. He said Kenya’s security forces would equally give

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NE MPs ask government to up its game in fight against Al Shabaab, threaten to arm residents

🕔19:25, 7.Jun 2017

By NJ Correspondent: A section of MPs from North Eastern Kenya want the government to immediately implement a raft of security measures to curb the increasing Al Shabaab incursions and attacks in the region. Speaking at a press conference in

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The Somalia I longed to See

🕔18:37, 7.Jun 2017

By Billow Hassan Abdi Since the downfall of the central government in 1992, Somalia has been in a series of catastrophic conditions. The civic war that erupted in 1992 had led to physical and social destruction leaving millions of Somalis

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Mother killed and another injured after ambush on MP’s convoy in Mandera.

🕔10:16, 6.Jun 2017

By NJ Correspondent: One person was killed and another injured in Jabi Bar between Rhamu and Bambo west location of Mandera North Sub-County after an ambush on two branded campaign vehicles belonging to Mandera North MP aspirant Abdi Ali on

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Four killed in Liboi IED attack

🕔06:33, 6.Jun 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Four people were killed and another injured after their vehicle ran over an improvised explosive device along Liboi-Kulan road, Garissa county. The vehicle which is a Toyota Hilux belonging to ADESO, a humanitarian aid organization involved in

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MCA denies clan endorsed Jir for a second term

🕔08:29, 4.Jun 2017

The Masare Clan of Wajir has not endorsed area Governor Ahmed Abdullahi for a second term, Wajir township member of County Assembly Abdi Osman has said. Speaking a day after the governor visited a Wajir neighborhood largely inhabited by the

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Wajir Gubernatorial aspirant takes swipe at opponent over ‘demeaning remarks’

🕔22:31, 3.Jun 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Wajir County Gubernatorial aspirant Salah Abdi Sheikh has taken issue with remarks made by his opponent and incumbent Governor Ahmed Abdullahi at a family meeting in Wajir today. “You should not waste your votes on Salah Abdi

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High yield borehole to improve water access for several Garissa neighborhoods

🕔16:54, 3.Jun 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Residents of several neighborhoods in Garissa town have a reason to smile after a high yield borehole was commissioned at the ADC primary school on Saturday. Area MP and Majority leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale

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Al-Shabaab attackers destroy Safaricom mast in Garissa.

🕔09:59, 1.Jun 2017

By Abdihakim Mohamed A group of Al-Shabaab militants on Wednesday night attacked Fafi centre, in Garissa County and destroyed a telecommunication mast. Confirming the attack, Fafi Sub-County OCPD John Ogola said the police have launched a manhunt for the group.

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4 police officers killed, 2 missing after their car hits IED blast in Lamu.

🕔13:49, 31.May 2017

By NJ Correspondent: At least four police officers and a civilian were killed after their armoured vehicle hit an IED in Baure area, Lamu County along Somalia border security officials said on Wednesday morning. According to Lamu security officials the

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Security forces accused of exterminating camels in Boko town, Tanariver County

🕔01:06, 28.May 2017

By Nep Journal Correspondent:   Up to 120 heads of camel have been exterminated in the sleepy Boko village in Tanariver County, Nep Journal has learnt. Several houses have also been torched with affected herders pointing an accusing finger at

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Muslims begin month-long fasting following moon sighting

🕔00:17, 27.May 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Muslims all over the World will begin fasting on Saturday May 27, 2017 after the moon was sighted on Friday evening ushering in the holy month of Ramadan. The moon was sighted in many countries including Kenya.

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Village restaurant owner, UN agree terms on lifting ban

🕔22:22, 26.May 2017

By NJ Correspondent: The owner of Mogadishu’s Village Restaurant has a reason to smile after the UN signaled willingness to address a crisis emanating from a recent advisory that affected his business. The famous joint located inside the city’s fortified

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Eastleighwood in partnership with EBDA to hold second Eastleigh Annual Expo.

🕔08:09, 26.May 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Eastleighwood and Eastleigh Business District Association (EBDA) is organizing the second Eastleigh Annual Expo 2017. The event will be held at New Eastleigh Primary School located along Eastleigh first avenue, off  8th street towards the Eid holiday

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Five Police officers feared dead in a new IED explosion in Liboi.

🕔12:11, 25.May 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Administration police officers were targeted in a roadside bomb in Liboi district of Garissa County on Thursday morning. According to eyewitness, several soldiers are feared dead, after their vehicle ran over a landmine along Malelei-Kulan road of

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Extrajudicial killings dampen mood ahead of Ramadhan – lobby

🕔01:59, 25.May 2017

By BRIAN OTIENO @Yobramos4 Extrajudicial killings in Mombasa are increasing once again, dampening the mood ahead of the holy month of Ramadhan, Haki Africa says. The human rights group says in May alone, so far, they have recorded five cases

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Five police officers killed in attack on Governor Roba’s convoy.

🕔20:16, 24.May 2017

By Abdiweli Aden Mandera governor Ali Ibrahim Roba has survived an attack on his convoy which killed five security officers on Wednesday after their car over run in an IED blast. The police officers were on the lead vehicles of

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