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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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Three AP officers killed, two injured after their vehicle hits IED blast.

🕔13:20, 24.May 2017

By Abdihakim Mohamed At least three soldiers were killed and two others critically injured after an improvised explosive device (IED) allegedly planted by militants struck their vehicle near Kulan dam, Liboi district of Garissa County on Wednesday, security official said.

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Muslim scholars and leaders vows to support Uhuru re-election.

🕔11:44, 24.May 2017

By NJ Correspondent: President Uhuru Kenyatta re-election bid has received a new boost when Muslim scholars and leaders of Islamic institutions unanimously endorsed his bid to run office for the second term. He honoured Muslim scholars and leaders of Islamic

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Jibrail community endorses governor Abdullahi’s reelection bid.

🕔20:33, 23.May 2017

By Farah Aden Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi received a major boost after 700 people from the Jibrail sub-clan of the Dagodia community unanimously endorsed his reelection. They also endorsed Ahmed Boray Arale who is an ODM Parliamentary aspirant for Eldas

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Al-Shabaab seizes Somali army base in lower Shebelle.

🕔15:20, 23.May 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Al-Shabaab fighters attacked a remote Somali National Army (SNA) bases in lower Shebelle region of Southern Somalia on Tuesday. Tuesday heavy fight erupted after the militants attacked Somali army controlled bases located in Lanta-Buro and N-50 villages.

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Presidential aspirant Abduba Dida warns IEBC chairman on ‘naked women’ at his office.

🕔14:33, 23.May 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Presidential candidate Mohamed Abduba Dida is irked by naked women he found idling at IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati’s office during his visit to the office to present his papers. Dida who took a critical remark at Chebukati

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Governor Roba calls for investigation into illegal voter transfers

🕔14:15, 23.May 2017

By Abdiweli Aden Mandera governor Ali Ibrahim Roba has asked the Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to conduct a full investigation into illegal voter transfers made without electorates consent Roba alleged that some of his supporters’ are missing from the

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Three soldiers killed in Mogadishu explosion

🕔15:41, 17.May 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Three government soldiers were killed on Wednesday in an explosion in capital Mogadishu. Senior Somali Police officer, Capt. Mohamed Hussein said a vehicle loaded with ammunition exploded after the security forces intercepted at Hawo Tako village of

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Calls on Muslim organizations to work for interests of Muslims

🕔15:31, 17.May 2017

By Mbarak Abucheri: Muslim organizations in the country  have been urged to work together to safeguard the interests of the community and   drive Muslim  agenda in all matters of national importance for socio-economic progress. The calls were made by the

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At least 4 killed in IED blast in Liboi

🕔16:37, 16.May 2017

By NJ Correspondent: At least four people were killed after a vehicle they were travelling in ran over an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on Tuesday morning. The incident happened in Algabay village, between Liboi and Kulan village of Garissa County.

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Korane accuses Jama of illegally recruiting over 1,450 County Staff

🕔09:30, 16.May 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Garissa gubernatorial aspirant, Ali Bunow Korane accused Garissa governor Nathif Jama of illegal recruitment of over 1,450 desperate job seekers to woo votes. Korane said Jama has assumed the role of County public service Board (CPSB) in

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Al-Shabaab militants Kill chief, abduct 2 Kenya police reserve in Mandera

🕔09:10, 16.May 2017

By NJ Correspondent: A senior chief was killed while two Kenyan Police Reserve (KPR) abducted when suspected A-Shabaab militants attacked Omar Jillo village of Lafey Sub-County of Mandera County on Monday evening. The attackers, believed to Al-Shabaab militants, killed Dekow

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AMISOM engages Somalia diaspora on the sides of London Conference

🕔10:49, 14.May 2017

The Somali community in the United Kingdom on Friday got a rare opportunity to engage the AU mission in Somalia on the sidelines of London conference. The one-on-one session dialogue with the the AU Special Representative for Somalia Ambassador Francisco

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Sugar price rises to record high

🕔22:05, 11.May 2017

By GERALD ANDAE-BUSINESS DAILY An acute shortage of sugar has hit Kenya, leaving retail shelves empty and driving the commodity’s prices to a historic high.  In Nairobi, the severity of the shortage was marked by the fact that only one of

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What will be the songs of Kenya’s Poor Voters?

🕔00:04, 10.May 2017

Axmed Caydid The season of fat creaky men dancing out of tune is nigh. Rallies and mikutanos, meetings and road shows will be filling our streets with colours, loud musics, pseudo-politics and incoherent men and women screeching for our inflamed

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Milestone in the fight against HIV as Kenya becomes second country in Africa to embrace the Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

🕔23:29, 9.May 2017

By John Eden. Kenya becomes the second country in Africa after South Africa to embrace the Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, an intervention treatment programme for those at risk of HIV and aged 15 years  and above. The introduction of this treatment otherwise

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Mogadishu suicide bomb blast kills at least 8

🕔22:26, 8.May 2017

By NJ Correspondent At least eight people have been killed and over 20 others wounded in a suicide car bomb attack at a busy restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Monday evening. The vehicle laden with explosives detonated near

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Trump campaign removes controversial Muslim ban language from website

🕔20:11, 8.May 2017

By Dan Merica, CNN Washington (CNN)A press release touting Donald Trump’s controversial plan to ban all Muslim travel into the United States was removed from his campaign website Monday, shortly after White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that

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President Farmaajo visits Afgoye town.

🕔10:44, 8.May 2017

By NJ Correspondent: President of the federal government of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo visited afgoye town about 30 kilometers southwest of capital city Mogadishu on Monday. The president was accompanied by high-level delegation including; defense minister, MPs, intelligence, Military and

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Somalia MP survives assassination attempt in Mogadishu.

🕔09:48, 29.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: A member of Somalia’s Federal Parliament has on Friday evening survived an assassination attempt targeted at his vehicle in Taleh area of Mogadishu’s Hodon district. The lawmaker, Mohamed Abukate survived, two of his body-guards and a civilian

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President Kenyatta dismisses NASA lineup, says it’s just a blueprint jobs for themselves.

🕔22:49, 27.Apr 2017

By PSCU President Uhuru Kenyatta has dismissed the NASA power-sharing lineup as nothing more than a ploy to create jobs for its leading figures. The President said the opposition politicians have lost focus of what leadership means by wasting their

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NASA declares Raila as their Flag bearer, Kalonzo running mate.

🕔17:37, 27.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: The National Supper Alliance (NASA) has declared ODM leader Raila Odinga as the Alliance flag bearer, Kalonzo Musyoka as the deputy President. The declaration was witnessed by hundreds of thousands of supporters at the historic Uhuru Park

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Gunmen shot Intelligence officer in Mogadishu.

🕔12:47, 27.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Gunmen suspected to be Al-Shabaab members have killed a senior intelligence office in the capital Mogadishu on Thursday. The late NISA officer Mohamud Haji Ali was shot dead by two men armed with pistol-wielding. He was shot

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Somalia sign bilateral agreements with Turkey during Farmaajo’s visit

🕔12:09, 27.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has on Tuesday flew to Turkey leading government officials for his first three-day state visits. President Farmaajo and his delegates were cordially welcomed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at the airport

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Al-Shabaab fighters ambush Ethiopian convoy in Burdar village of Hiiran region.

🕔15:46, 26.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Al-Shabaab militants have on Wednesday ambushed Ethiopian forces serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Burdar village of Hiiran region. Ethiopian forces and militants were said to have exchanged heavy weaponry including machine guns

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Eastleigh Business closed for fear of violence as Jubilee party primaries voting kicks off.

🕔09:35, 26.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Business in Eastleigh were on Wednesday, April 26 closed shops for fear of violence on the ongoing Jubilee Party primaries. Business owners have decided to close shops after taking precaution over past weeks’ threats by politicians in

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Mandera is sealed for Jubilee, Roba says

🕔22:12, 25.Apr 2017

By Abdiweli Aden: Mandera governor Ali Ibrahim Roba said Mandera remains a stronghold for jubilee party and scopes more votes than even it did in 2013 polls. “Despite defections by some elders, Mandera is painted red with jubilee party and

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General Gabre criticizes President Farmaajo over disrespect on Ethiopian troops in Somalia.

🕔16:36, 25.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Haile Gabre, Ethiopian General has accused Somalia president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo of disrespecting Ethiopian forces during his recent visits in Baidoa district of Bay region, Somalia. The president visited the town to access the security situation and

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Garissa leaders, security team call for peaceful campaigns.

🕔15:23, 25.Apr 2017

By Abdihakim Mohamed: Leaders from Garissa have called for peaceful campaigns during political rallies. They urged political spirants, irrespective of their political party affiliations to urge their supporters from engaging in acts of violence during campaigns. Leaders led by SUPKEM

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Suspected KDF warplanes strike Al-Shabaab bases in Gedo region.

🕔10:23, 25.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Suspected Kenyan warplanes carried out an overnight airstrike on Al Shabaab bases in a nearby location in Wargadud town of Gedo region, southern Somalia. A local resident told Nep Journal that suspected Kenyan warplanes hit Al-Shabaab stronghold

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Somalia President to make first visit to Turkey on Tuesday.

🕔09:58, 25.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo will make his first State visit to Turkey after president Erdogan offered him an official invitation. President Farmaajo will hold talks with President Erdogan on issues of humanitarian aid as well as

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A blow to Wajir governor as clan elders disown his running mate endorsement

🕔15:30, 24.Apr 2017

By Farah Aden: Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi who picked his running mate for the gubernatorial contest in the August 8, 2017 Elections just five days ago received a blow after clan elders of his running mate disown his endorsement. “With

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Somalia’s military court executes four suspected Al Shabaab militants in Baidoa.

🕔13:35, 24.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Somalia’s military court has on Monday morning executed four suspected Al Shabaab militants in Baidoa. They were accused of being the masterminds of February last year’s bomb attack that left 55 people dead and more than 60

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Wajir governor denies alleged EACC raid

🕔23:05, 22.Apr 2017

By Farah Aden Wajir governor Ahmed Abdullahi has on Saturday refuted claims on social media indicating his Karen home was raided by officials from the Ethics and anti-corruption Commission. In a statement signed by the County Press Director Yahya Dahiye,

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Somalia’s military court executes a soldier for killing a civilian in Afgoye district.

🕔16:10, 22.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: A military Court in Somalia has executed a police officer who killed a civilian in Afgoye last year. Addressing reporters at the execution scene on Saturday, military court official Mumin Hassan said the police officer was executed

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Photo of the day!

Marching in solidarity with Mogadishu attack victims in Nariobi.

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