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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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5 surprising benefits of walking

🕔09:30, 25.Mar 2016

  Yesterday I visited a friend and he asked if we could drive to the high street for coffee. I told him the high street is about 10 minutes walk and the weather is pleasant. He informed me that he

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Salah left a family of 4, a pregnant widow and an elderly father.

🕔02:03, 22.Jan 2016

By Nepjournal Correspondent One of the Mandera bus attack heroes died on Monday the 18th at Kenyatta National Hospital where he was recuperating. Teacher Salah Sabdow Farah shielded his Christian fellows from an Al-shabaab attack and sustained injuries which he

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Kerrow to introduce annual football tournament with 500k prize in Mandera

🕔20:11, 16.Jan 2016

By Abdiweli Aden: Youth in Mandera have been urged to stay away from activities that encourage bad behavior and crime. Speaking after attending the final match of Geneva Football Association Peace tournament played at Geneva grounds in Mandera on Saturday

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Habaswein District Hospital Power Disconnected

🕔02:27, 16.Jan 2016

By Nepjournal Correspondent, Habaswein referral hospital serving Wajir South sub-county of Wajir County is reported to have been without power for two weeks after it failed to clear sh115,000 electricity bill that was said to be an accumulation charges of

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From Saka to Sangailu, Dadajibula to Dadaab: Destruction of Indigenous Trees Will Destroy Livelihoods.

🕔03:00, 1.Jan 2016

                                                     Doqon ma waaye in its heydays By Mohamed Haji and Maryam Sheikh Abdikadir As

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Aids a scourge to dread: Translation of “Aydhis waa aafo Daran” by Ina cawsgurow)

🕔15:40, 1.Dec 2015

  By Aden Hasan Ahoy I make the call! Master is mine the Lord, Malady is the bane of all, Virtues bare the road, The lore elevates the soul, And Aids a scourge to dread. Life’s a mélange of sorts:

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Interview with Andrew Franklin

🕔10:00, 14.Oct 2015

In an ambitious attempt to contain the Al-shabaab menace, Kenya has decided to build a 440-mile ‘wall’ along its border with Somalia. The project is shrouded in secrecy. It is assumed this will involve a concrete wall built along the

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Ward rep seeks to stop awarding of contracts

🕔13:18, 25.Dec 2014

By MAUREEN KAKAH A member of the county assembly has asked the court to stop all tenders advertised by the Mandera County government and accused the devolved unit of discrimination. Mr Jimaldin Adan Ahmed and 10 residents accuse Governor Ali

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Police reservist killed, colleague injured in Wajir

🕔21:30, 22.Dec 2014

By Farah Adan A police reservist was killed and his colleague seriously injured tonight after unknown gunmen attacked them in Wajir. The attackers reportedly disappeared with the guns of the officers thereafter. The injured officer was rushed to Wajir County

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Muslims, Somalis need not worry because of enacted bill, says Duale

🕔22:19, 19.Dec 2014

By Suleiman Hassan Muslims in Kenya and especially the Somalis have been reassured of their safety and security following the introduction of a new piece of legislation that was termed draconian. The bill which was passed by Parliament on Thursday

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Mandera Governor Ali Roba throws his weight behind controversial bill

🕔15:31, 18.Dec 2014

By Farah Adan Governor Ali Roba of Mandera backs the controversial security amendments bill and is urging the public to support it. “There is need for the public to support the security bill if we are to realize meaningful changes

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Garissa says ‘NO’ to security amendments bill

🕔12:16, 18.Dec 2014

By Suleiman Hassan Residents of Garissa County today converged at Garissa Primary school to express their displeasure at the proposed security amendments bill. Led by religious leaders, the residents spoke in one voice as they took issue with the bill

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It will not be business as usual, Mandera Governor tells contractors

🕔11:20, 17.Dec 2014

By Suleiman Hassan Contractors who do shoddy work should not expect any payment from the County government, Mandera Governor Ali Roba has said. Speaking after inspecting several road projects in the county, Roba said that he was impressed with the

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93 more Dadaab refugees return home voluntarily

🕔18:40, 16.Dec 2014

By Abdullahi Omar 93 refugees have today left the Dadaab refugee camps for Somalia in the ongoing exercise to return home willing refugees. This is the second batch to leave after 92 others left last week through the Liboi border.

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Citizen TV’s news anchor Hussein Mohamed says ‘I do’

🕔17:33, 16.Dec 2014

By Abdi Omar Citizen TV’s news anchor Hussein Mohamed has over the weekend joined the ‘married league’ in a colorful ceremony held at Masjid Nur in South C, Nairobi. Mr. Hussein’s wedding ceremony was attended by his colleagues among many

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Sigh of relief as motion to impeach Garissa Governor is shelved

🕔13:25, 15.Dec 2014

By Suleiman Hassan Garissa Governor Nathif Jama has once again survived an attempt to dethrone him from the County’s top seat. Bananey ward MCA Mohamed Siyad has filed a motion to impeach him and the bill was due for debate

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Governor fetes talented group that stole the show at Mandera Jamhuri day celebrations

🕔11:57, 13.Dec 2014

By Farah Aden As Mandera yesterday marked this year’s Jamhuri day, Al-Shabaab and its terror activities dominated speeches by all those who spoke at the event. In his speech, Governor Ali Roba alluded to a possible internal hand in the

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Security tops the agenda in Garissa, Wajir and Mandera Counties as Jamhuri day is marked

🕔14:01, 12.Dec 2014

By Farah Adan Counties in North Eastern Kenya marked this year’s Jamhuri day with calls for heightened security and peaceful coexistence filling the air. This follows twin attacks in Mandera in which Al-Shabaab killed 64 innocent civilians in cold blood.

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Mandera Governor declares total war on Al-Shabaab as Jamhuri day is marked

🕔11:19, 12.Dec 2014

By Abdullahi Hassan, Mandera. Security top of the agenda as Jamhuri day is marked in Mandera Mandera Governor Ali Roba said it was time Mandera residents said enough is enough and stood in unison against Al-Shabaab. Speaking during Kenya’s 51st

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Government assures Mandera residents of uninterrupted service delivery

🕔11:38, 11.Dec 2014

By Adan Abdi. A high level Government delegation visited Mandera County this morning in order to assess the situation following the recent spate of attacks by Al-Shabaab. The team drawn from the Education, Health and Internal security ministries held lengthy

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Governor says no to calls to evacuate his people from Mandera

🕔16:37, 9.Dec 2014

By Farah Adan. Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya said that residents from his County working in Mandera will not be evacuated for fear of insecurity. He instead called on the National Government to provide security for all residents of Mandera regardless

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Counties must chip in to enhance security efforts – Young Ambassador

🕔10:04, 8.Dec 2014

By Suleiman Hassan Young Peace and Environment Ambassador Mr. Abdikadir Aden urged County Governments to join hands in enhancing security in the country. Speaking to Nepjournal in an exclusive interview, Mr. Abdikadir Aden, HSC has challenged counties to play a

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Mandera leaders hold series of meetings in the County over terror attacks

🕔20:38, 6.Dec 2014

By Suleiman Hassan Political leaders from Mandera County led by Governor Hon. Ali Roba today held several meetings in the County to chart the way forward following the recent spate of terror attacks by Al-Shabaab. The leaders first held a

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Mandera leaders meet President Kenyatta over terror attacks

🕔20:48, 4.Dec 2014

By Farah Adan Leaders from Mandera County today held lengthy discussions with President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Nairobi following the recent spate of killings by Al-Shabaab in the County. Addressing the press immediately after the meeting, Mandera Governor Hon.

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Kenyan Military Chopper crashes in Kismayu

🕔20:13, 4.Dec 2014

By Suleiman Hassan, A Kenyan military Chopper today crashed in Kismayu City, Southern Somalia after developing technical problems. The aircraft came down at a few minutes past 3pm on its way back after conducting raids in Jamaame, southern Somalia. “(A)

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Learn from Ethiopia to avert raids, urges Roba

🕔09:20, 4.Dec 2014

Source: Nation. By Nation Reporter. Kenya’s defunct Special Branch and Ethiopia’s community policing offer great lessons in combating insecurity, a governor said Tuesday. Mr Ali Roba of Mandera, whose county has suffered frequent terror attacks in recent months, blamed the

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Wajir County feted for best use of ICT

🕔07:37, 4.Dec 2014

By Farah Adan. The Information Communication Technology Association of Kenya (ICTAK) has given Wajir County the ‘best use of ICT in Counties’ Award during their ICT Value Awards 2014. The County’s CEC for ICT and e-governance Ms. Rukia Ahmed expressed

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The Wake Up call To NEP Residents

🕔22:58, 3.Dec 2014

By Dr. Adam Haji. This week our country was stung again by the terror group Al-shabaab after they executed 28 innocent civil servants in Mandera County, my condolences to the families. In many of the previous terrorist attacks the worst

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2 injured in grenade attack in Garissa

🕔22:30, 3.Dec 2014

By Hussein Abdille: Two people were tonight injured in a grenade attack on a food kiosk in bulla adaan, Garissa town. Confirming the incident, Garissa County Commissioner Mr. Harun Khator told reporters that the two were rushed to Garissa County

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Transport along Garissa – Mwingi – Nairobi road paralyzed

🕔22:03, 3.Dec 2014

By Abdi Ali, Garissa. Travelers from Nairobi to North Eastern Kenya and vice versa had a difficult time today after demonstrations in Mwingi town took an ugly turn. Angry protesters blocked the main road and started stoning buses causing huge

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Wajir County marks International day for persons with disabilities in style

🕔19:56, 3.Dec 2014

By Farah Adan, Wajir. The County Government of Wajir in collaboration with Northen Nomadic Disabled Persons Organization (NONDO) today organized a colorful event in Wajir to mark this year’s International day for persons with disabilities. Led by the deputy Governor

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Medical appeal!

🕔15:49, 3.Dec 2014

Mumina Noor Omar is a student who will be in Standard eight next year. She has had a locked jaw since she was an infant. This means eating and talking has been a challenge. She has undergone a successful 5

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Why we should be wary of new Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery

🕔10:57, 3.Dec 2014

By Suleiman Hassan. Following months of hue and cry over the security situation of the Country, President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday announced that Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Ole Lenku has been shown the door and nominated retired army General Joseph Nkaissery

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Uhuru sacks Ole Lenku as David Kimaiyo resigns

🕔16:21, 2.Dec 2014

By Ali Abdi President Uhuru Kenyatta today fired Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Co-ordination of National Government Mr. Joseph Ole Lenku nominating Major General (Rtd.) Joseph Nkaissery as his replacement. Mr. Ole Lenku served for only 20 months and his

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Somalia’s Shebab claim latest Kenya massacre, vow more attacks

🕔12:40, 2.Dec 2014

AFP: MOGADISHU. Somalia’s Shebab rebels on Tuesday said they carried out the massacre of 36 quarry workers in northeast Kenya, and vowed to be “uncompromising, relentless and ruthless” in fighting Kenya. “In another successful operation carried out by the Mujahideen,

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 Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi condemns last night’s terror attack in the town

🕔12:08, 2.Dec 2014

By Farah Adan, Wajir. Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi condemned last night’s attack on a popular club in the town in which one person was killed and more than ten others injured. Speaking at Wajir County referral hospital after visiting the

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36 killed in yet another Al-Shabaab attack in Mandera

🕔07:32, 2.Dec 2014

By Suleiman Hassan Up to 36 people are feared dead following another daring attack in Kormey, 15 Km from Mandera town at around 1am today. Gunmen suspected to be members of the dreaded Al-Shabaab militia struck the area killing quarry

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Garissa County Government urged to do more to Curb spread of HIV/Aids

🕔23:04, 1.Dec 2014

By Noordin Omar, Garissa. The County Government of Garissa is burying its head in the sand when it comes to the fight against spread of HIV/Aids. This is according to People Living With Aids (PLWA) in the County. Led by

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1 Killed as More than 10 others sustain injuries in Wajir attack

🕔22:11, 1.Dec 2014

By Farah Adan, Wajir. One person was killed and more than ten others injured two of them seriously when gunmen armed with AK 47 rifles attacked Ngamia club in Wajir town last night. Security personnel guarding the premises engaged the

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Governor urges residents to stop leaving in denial as World Aids day is marked in Wajir

🕔21:49, 1.Dec 2014

By Suleiman Hassan. Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi and his deputy Abdihafidh Yarrow today led area residents in marking this year’s World Aids day in the County. Speaking at Baraza Park in Wajir town where the event was held, Governor Abdullahi

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One Injured in Grenade attack in Garissa town

🕔22:03, 30.Nov 2014

By Farah Adan A man sustained slight injuries after assailants attacked a group of people walking by the roadside with a hand grenade near KENGEN power station in Garissa town this evening. The 8pm attack comes barely a week after

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Police officer killed as colleague is injured in Dagahley

🕔23:06, 29.Nov 2014

By Abdullahi Ali, Dadaab. A police officer was today killed in Dagahley refugee camp by suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen who also injured his colleague. The gunmen allegedly trailed the officers before firing at them from close range killing one of them

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Justice for Wajir women as pedophile is sentenced to life in prison

🕔22:49, 27.Nov 2014

By Farah Adan, Wajir.   Women in Wajir County have a reason to smile following the life imprisonment of a man who raped a 6 year old girl by a Wajir Court today. 47 year old Abdi Osman defiled a

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IDB, UNHCR pledge Sh. 8 billion support for Garissa County

🕔21:29, 27.Nov 2014

By GCGPU The Government of Garissa County, the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and the United Nations through the UNHCR have today announced a major new financial package of over Sh. 8 billion over the next two years meant to boost

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Al-Shabaab Claims responsibility for the dawn bus attack in Mandera

🕔14:31, 22.Nov 2014

By Farah Aden. Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the dawn bus attack in a statement on Saturday, saying the attack was revenge for raids carried out by Kenyan forces against the group in Mombasa. “By the grace of Allah, the Mujahideen

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Al-Shabaab kills 28 civilians in early morning raid on Nairobi bound bus

🕔09:35, 22.Nov 2014

By Suleiman Hassan. Up to twenty eight people were this morning killed in cold blood after a bus they were traveling in was ambushed by suspected Al-Shabaab militia in Mandera. The attack on the Nairobi bound bus was carried out

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Man arrested with pistol at military checkpoint

🕔07:48, 18.Nov 2014

By Boniface Ongeri: Standard. A man in possession of an illegal gun was yesterday arrested by the military at a security checkpoint. The man who claims to be a youth leader in Dadaab district was in an international aid agency

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POLITICAL HEAT SET TO DROP IN GARISSA AS TOP ELECTED LEADERS BURY THE HATCHET

🕔09:23, 17.Nov 2014

By Suleiman Hassan, Garissa. Residents of Garissa County may soon realize increased development if top elected leaders from the County maintain their new found bond. In a rare show of unity, the leaders converged at Nomads hotel in Garissa on

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Wajir Community radio on the brink of collapse

🕔22:16, 13.Nov 2014

By S. Hassan.   Northern Kenya’s first community radio which was established in Wajir town is on its deathbed following months of wrangles and mismanagement that rocked the station. Established by the World Bank through Arid Lands Resource Management at

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