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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

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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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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

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Mandera’s EFP party candidates lodge petitions challenging election of Governor, Senator and Mandera North MP

🕔09:04, 5.Sep 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Leaders from Mandera’s Economic Freedom Party yesterday lodged a case at the Milimani law courts in Nairobi in Nairobi challenging the election three key officials in the county. Led by the party’s gubernatorial candidate Hassan Noor Hassan,

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Kenya Red cross and Turkish embassy distributes food rations to over 9000 IDPs in Malkamari.

🕔22:14, 19.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: The Kenya Red Cross in collaboration with Turkish Embassy have distributed relief foods to more than 9100 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Malkamari town of Banisa Sub-county. The team led by KRCS Manager Mandera Branch Hassan Sharif

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Mandera leaders, residents, call for lifting of curfew

🕔20:53, 11.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Leaders and residents of Mandera County want the government to end the prolonged curfew imposed on the border County. Their call comes as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan fast approaches and weeks after Interior CS Joseph

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Al-Shabaab militant hijack Kenya Power vehicle in Elwak town.

🕔23:43, 30.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Suspected Al Shabaab militant have hijacked a vehicle belonging to Kenya power on Thursday evening in Elwak town, Mandera County. Elwak lies approximately halfway between Wajir and Mandera, located in the southern end of the Elwak-Mandera Road

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Governor Roba lauds assembly over supplementary budget approval.

🕔11:37, 30.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Mandera County Assembly have finally approved the supplementary budget after debate on the budget turned physical paralyzing assembly business for the last two weeks. Members alleged the funds were meant for new projects ahead of the 2017

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Government extends Mandera Curfew, yet again

🕔22:39, 28.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent:   The government has extended the Curfew order in Mandera County by another three months to address terror and other security threats. In a gazette notice dated March 28, 2017, Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery however amended

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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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Negotiated democracy proponents ditch Jubilee, unveil party in Mandera

🕔21:55, 19.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Pro-negotiated democracy leaders in Mandera County have today officially unveiled the Economic Freedom Party which they intend to use in their 2017 elections bid. The Garre Council of Elders and their Murule colleagues as well as their

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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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Mandera supplementary budget Debate turns physical as political differences play out

🕔22:12, 15.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Business at the Mandera County Assembly was on Wednesday afternoon paralyzed for the second time after debate on the supplementary budget turned physical. Reports indicate Rhamu Ward MCA Issack Dahir made away with the mace after the

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Candidates endorsed by Mandera’s Garre Council of Elders to fly little known EFP’s flag in 2017

🕔22:33, 11.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: The Garre council of elders and their preferred candidates for the different elective posts in the county have made good their threat to ditch the ruling Jubilee party after failing to clinch direct nomination. The group famously

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Over 70,000 families to benefit in Mandera County relief food distribution

🕔23:25, 8.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: As part of its drought mitigation process, the County government of Mandera today flagged off relief food aid meant for over 70,000 households across the six sub-counties. Governor Ali Roba presided over function held in Mandera town.

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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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Legal Perspective on curfew Orders in Mandera

🕔22:13, 4.Mar 2017

By Adan Kulow Maalim: Many a time people in North Eastern Kenya assume that the law is entirely silent in so called “war against terrorism” or during counter-terrorist operations. This Article seeks to examine the history and constitutionality of the

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Mandera elders from five clans oppose GCOE, saying they don’t represent people’s willpower.

🕔13:58, 28.Feb 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Elders from five clans have today sent a warning shot to a section of Garre council of Elders over their remarks claiming to decamp Jubilee Party if their decision on negotiated democracy is not respected by ruling

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Elderly man assaulted, sons arrested over land dispute in Mandera village

🕔23:24, 27.Feb 2017

By NJ Correspondent: An elderly man was today beaten to unconsciousness and his two sons arrested after a dispute over a piece of land turned physical in Guticha location of Ashabito sub-district in Mandera North Sub-county of Mandera. Eyewitness told

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GCOE to Jubilee: Respect our decision or we decamp

🕔22:48, 27.Feb 2017

By NJ Correspondent: The Garre council of Elders and their selected candidates for top Mandera County elective posts have today sent a warning shot to the ruling Jubilee party regarding party nominations. In a move seen as a show of

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Mandera residents decry poor service delivery at civil registration office

🕔20:10, 26.Feb 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Residents of Mandera County have decried poor service delivery at the local civil registration office saying it was an uphill task to register births and deaths. Speaking to the press in Mandera over the weekend, a section

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Mandera: Man shot dead in cold blood.

🕔11:30, 25.Feb 2017

By NJ Correspondent: A man was last night shot dead in cold blood near his residence in Mandera town. Identified as Mohamed Abdinoor alias Malta, the man was shot at around 7pm by gunmen dressed in government forces official gear,

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Mandera elders set the bar high in Farmajo win celebrations

🕔20:42, 13.Feb 2017

By Farah Adan: Elders in the North Eastern Kenya town of Mandera have donated four camels and USD 1,000 to their counterparts in the neighboring Somali town of Beled Hawo towards the ongoing celebrations of Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo’s

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Mandera County leader urges IEBC to extend MVR

🕔00:20, 13.Feb 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Mandera County youth leader who is also an aspirant for the Mandera East Parliamentary seat Jamaldin Ahmed has requested IEBC to extend the mass voter registration exercise. In a statement, Ahmed said the exercise which is now

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3 arrested in Eastleigh over passion of voter transfer forms

🕔15:03, 12.Feb 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Three people were on Saturday evening arrested at a Nairobi lodge over possession of voter transfer forms. IEBC denied allegations the three were also in passion of a BVR kit said to have been stolen from Mandera

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Mandera governor congratulates Farmajo, expresses hope it will have positive impact on his county

🕔09:16, 11.Feb 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Mandera Governor Ali Ibrahim Roba has expressed optimism that the recent election of Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo as the President of Somalia will have a positive impact in not only Somalia but also Mandera County and Kenya as

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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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No officers were killed in Mandera Al Shabaab attack, police say

🕔23:32, 2.Feb 2017

By NJ Correspondent: The national police service has denied reports appearing in a section of the local media to the effect that several officers were killed in Thursday morning’s Al Shabaab attack in Mandera. In a statement, the NPS said

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One dead, bank destroyed in dawn Mandera Al Shabaab raid

🕔09:26, 23.Jan 2017

By Hussein Farah A Kenya Police reservist was killed and the local branch of Equity bank partly destroyed in a dawn attack by Al Shabaab in Mandera town. The slain officer was identified as Abdirahman Mohamud and had responded to

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We are firmly in Jubilee, GCOEs Chair says after meeting with Uhuru

🕔20:18, 17.Jan 2017

By NJ Correspondent: The Garre council of elders has expressed confidence in landing the ruling Jubilee party’s tickets for their endorsed candidates ahead of the August 2017 elections. Speaking after leading a delegation of elders and their preferred candidates in

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Roba’s camp wins big as Jubilee resolves Mandera party elections standoff

🕔23:22, 12.Jan 2017

By NJ Correspondent: The Jubilee party has at last resolved the disputed Mandera county branch elections following days of deliberations between national officials of the party and local stakeholders. Under the new arrangement, it is believed those allied to Governor

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Beled Hawo district administration announces a cap on marriage expenses

🕔14:36, 7.Jan 2017

By NJ Correspondent:   The district administration of Beled Hawo town in Somalia’s Gedo region has set a limit on marriage expenses in a bid to foster legal unions in the town which borders Kenya’s Mandera County. The decree, set

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Battle lines drawn as Abdi Ali makes his Mandera North debut

🕔20:51, 6.Jan 2017

By NJ Correspondent: A large section of Mandera North residents has welcomed the candidacy of renowned entrepreneur and businessman Mr. Abdi Ali. Accompanied by a convoy of supporters, the aspiring MP visited several areas of the vast constituency over the

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Challenges facing education sector in Northern Kenya lead to poor examination performance

🕔23:05, 4.Jan 2017

By Mohamed Abdinoor: Education as human right Globally, education has been recognized as a human right issue since the 1948 adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Since then, numerous treaties have reaffirmed this right and have supported entitlement

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Lafey MP Shabaan Issack to defend his seat despite elders’ verdict

🕔12:11, 1.Jan 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Lafey MP Shabaan Ali Issack has joined the growing number of politicians in Norht Eastern Kenya breaking ranks with verdicts by clan elders in what has come to be known as negotiated democracy. The veteran Mandera politician

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Government extends Mandera curfew in bid to contain insecurity

🕔14:32, 27.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: The government has extended by another three months a dawn to dusk curfew that was imposed in several areas of Mandera County. Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery issued the order in a gazette notice dated December 23,

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