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Garissa and Moyale to benefit from Sh 15.5 billion World Bank electricity projects

🕔16:31, 21.Sep 2017

  Garissa and Moyale in Northern region will be among 14 counties that will benefit from the World Bank electricity project. Already the Government has received Sh 15.5 billion loan from the World Bank to finance electricity connectivity in arid

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Garissa DG fires employees from ‘rival’ clans

🕔10:51, 17.Sep 2017

  Garissa county Deputy Governor Mr. Abdi Dagane has fired a number of employees from ‘rival clan’ reports indicate. Tthe fired employees have served in the previous administration. NJ has learnt that the fired employees hail from a clan that

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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

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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

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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

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Ijara leaders urge government to go slow on Boni forest ‘bombing’

🕔09:05, 5.Sep 2017

By Jacob Songok   Leaders from Ijara sub-county have appealed to the government to slow down on the intended ‘bombing’ of Al-Shabaab hide-outs in Boni forest.   The leaders led by the Ijara MP  Sophia Abdi Noor  added their voice

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Stage set for swearing in ceremonies of Garissa, Wajir Governors-elect

🕔19:09, 20.Aug 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Preparations have been completed for the swearing in ceremonies of Garissa governor-elect Ali Bunow Korane and his Wajir counterpart Mohamed Abdi Mohamud. Korane’s event will take place at the Garissa Primary school grounds while Mohamud’s will be

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History as 43 Muslim MPs elected to serve in the twelfth parliament

🕔16:32, 20.Aug 2017

By Mbarak Abucheri: In the just concluded general elections, history was made after forty three Muslim aspirants were among the 290 legislators elected to represent their constituents in the twelfth parliament. In addition, aspirants from the Muslim community were elected

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Junction of Death – Garissa town’s killer black spot that claims lives on daily basis

🕔12:16, 15.Apr 2017

Watch a feature by Yusuf Korow on how lives were being lost daily at Garissa town’s deadliest black spot – famously known as the Junction of death.  

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Garissa farmers count loses after floods washed away their crops.

🕔23:01, 11.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Farmers in Garissa are counting their losses after Tana River burst its banks destroying crops. Mostly affected were those in Hadley and Sankuri of Balambala constituency. Ahmed Osman told Nep Journal that crops including tomatoes, pawpaw and

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Daadab MP, Garissa Speaker join Jubilee as Uhuru hosts a section of Awlihan community at State House, Nairobi

🕔22:48, 6.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent. Dadaab Member of Parliament Dr. Dahiye Duale has defected from opposition party ODM and Joined President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee party on Thursday. The speaker of Garissa County Assembly Mohamed Abbey and three MCAs from the County also

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Shock as goat feeds on another in Garissa

🕔14:48, 4.Apr 2017

Curse? effects of droughts? call it what you want but residents of Garissa town are still searching for answers to unravel a shocking happening this week. In a rare occurrence, a goat was spotted feeding on its dead colleague near

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Residents of Hagarbuur village: Lions terror forces residents to flee homes

🕔00:38, 1.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Afraid of an attack by a troop of hungry lions, residents of Hagarbuur village, nearly 50 kilometers from Garissa town have fled their homes on Thursday. Hassan Ahmed, a local resident told Nep Journal that they lived

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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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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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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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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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Open letter to Hon. Duale: Please accept votes alone can either keep or send you home

🕔11:29, 27.Feb 2017

By Dahir Abdullahi Dear Hon. Aden Duale, I hope this letter reaches you in good health and Iman. Sir, I would like to address you on a number of disturbing issues that you have raised, groomed and which are manifestly

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Family seeks help for their 7 Year old boy suffering from hemophilia

🕔00:00, 20.Feb 2017

By Yussuf Korow: A Family in Garissa County is appealing for assistance from well-wishers for the medication of their 7 year old son suffering from Hemophilia. Family members told Nep Journal Ismail Ahmed Rashd from Garufa village, in Lagdera Sub-county

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Girl 7, given a new lease of life as operation to correct birth defect ends successfully

🕔00:32, 17.Feb 2017

By Yussuf Korow: Doctors at the Kijabe hospital have put a smile on the face of a young girl from Garissa after a successful operation to correct a birth defect. Sponsored by Garissa Governor Nathif Jama, Fatuma’s operation is a

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Jama sets up intervention team as drought looms high in Garissa.

🕔11:55, 16.Feb 2017

By Yussuf Korrow Governor Nathif Jama on Wednesday hold a crisis meeting with top UN bodies and other humanitarian aid organizations for immediate actions on the ravaging drought situation in the county. Jama called for Joint efforts to set up

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Beating the war drums, Lagdera MP caught on video urging community to ‘defend’ their land

🕔22:30, 12.Feb 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Lagdera Member of Parliament Mohamed Shidiye wants his Awliyan community to defend ‘their land’ which he said was slipping out of their hands. In an undated video that is circulating on social media, the tough talking MP

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Youth must get IDs for 2017 poll to be credible and fair

🕔14:47, 7.Feb 2017

By Mabarak Abucheri:   The preparation of the forthcoming general election is in the top gear after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC)kick started a one month long voters registration exercise countrywide. To boost their numbers and increase their

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Breaking: Massive inferno consumes Hagadera Market

🕔23:17, 5.Feb 2017

By NJ Correspondent: A huge inferno that is yet to be contained has consumed the biggest market in Hagadera refugee camp. The fire has also razed down Masjid sufi near the market and is quickly spreading to nearby areas including

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Six arrested in Garissa over secret transfer of voters

🕔14:00, 5.Feb 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Police in Garissa are holding six people arrested for allegedly transferring voters without their consent and knowledge. Confirming the arrests, Garissa OCPD Aron Morriase told a section of the media that the six obtained identity card details

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MP raises the red flag over registration of unknown voters in Modika

🕔00:08, 5.Feb 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Balambala Member of Parliament Abdikadir Aden has raised concerns over registration of unknown voters in his constituency. The outspoken CORD MP posted on his Facebook page pictures of a South Sudanese registered vehicle and official administration police

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Uhuru tells off opposition leaders over threats of violence

🕔22:47, 24.Jan 2017

By PSCU: President Uhuru Kenyatta has told opposition leaders to stop issuing threats of violence President Uhuru Kenyatta has told opposition leaders to stop issuing threats of violence aimed at intimidating and blackmailing Kenyans as the country heads into the

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My administration gave Muslims their share, says President Uhuru

🕔22:46, 24.Jan 2017

By Abdihakim Mohamed: President Uhuru Kenyatta said the Jubilee government has the best interests of the Muslim people who are well represented in the ministries and other arms of government. Speaking while addressing a mammoth crowd in Garissa County on

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