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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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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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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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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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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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Uhuru shies away from endorsing gubernatorial candidate in Wajir visit

🕔23:11, 8.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: President Uhuru Kenyatta has failed short of endorsing a gubernatorial candidate for Wajir in his second visit to the North Eastern town earlier today. Accompanied by his Deputy William Ruto, the President addressed Wajir residents at the

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Uhuru heads to Wajir empty handed after launching multi-million projects in Narok

🕔21:18, 7.Apr 2017

  By NJ Correspondent: President Uhuru Kenyatta is tomorrow expected in Wajir County, his second tour since taking up the office in the land. Residents of the North of Eastern County however expect less goodies according to the President’s itinerary

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Kenya Red cross initiates monthly cash transfers for 3800 drought affected families in Wajir

🕔16:35, 4.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: More than 3800 drought-affected families in Wajir have a reason to smile after the Kenya Red Cross this week initiated a drought mitigation program in the County. The program will see beneficiaries receive Kshs 3,000 monthly in

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Nasa brigade takes vote hunt to Wajir County after awake of jubilee defection threats.

🕔16:42, 1.Apr 2017

By Farah Adan The National Supper Alliance (NASA) hold a mega rally in Wajir town following the recent defection of a section of leaders from the county to Jubilee Party. Addressing residents who jammed the Wajir Stadium, NASA principals Raila

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Kenya receives in style first direct flight from Mogadishu

🕔20:39, 29.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Resumption of direct flights between Mogadishu and Nairobi resumed in style today with the first commercial plane carrying 49 passengers receiving VIP sendoff and reception in Mogadishu and Nairobi respectively. The plane from the Somali capital landed

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Mogadishu – Nairobi direct flights materialize at last

🕔17:33, 29.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: The much hyped direct flights from Mogadishu to Nairobi has at last materialized after the first flight from the Somali capital made its way to Nairobi. The direct flight operated by the East African becomes the first

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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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RK pledges free secondary education and other goodies if elected.

🕔21:47, 21.Mar 2017

By Farah Adan:   Wajir East parliamentary candidate Rashid Kassim Amin popularly known as RK has pledged free secondary education among other goodies if elected in the August 2017 polls. Speaking at a rally in Wajir town on Tuesday morning

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Businesses in Wajir record losses after days of power blackout

🕔22:55, 17.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Business people in Wajir County are counting their losses after more than four days of power blackout in the busy town. This came after two out of the three main engines serving the town developed faults according

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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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Wajir West MP Abdikadir Ore bows out of race

🕔22:00, 11.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Incumbent Wajir West MP Abdikadir Ore has announced bowing out of the race to represent one of Wajir’s oldest constituencies. Ore made the announcement through a Facebook post that generated a lot of praise for the soft-spoken

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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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Uhuru’s Facebook post on Wajir leaders amended after grouping all area MPs as opposition members

🕔23:38, 6.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: A post on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s official Facebook page was today amended after it earlier grouped all Wajir leaders as opposition members. Social media users took issue with the post after Wajir East MP Abass Sheikh Mohamed

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Prayers for rain conducted in Wajir as biting droughts takes its toll on area residents

🕔16:28, 5.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Residents of Wajir town turned up in large numbers today at the Orahey grounds where they performed prayers for rain. Locals turned to seeking divine intervention after the biting drought was hugely felt in the County. Cases

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Battle lines drawn as Wajir leaders formally withdraw support for incumbent Governor

🕔14:43, 4.Mar 2017

Adow Mohamed: A large section of Wajir County leaders have today formally broken ranks with area Governor Ahmed Abdullahi citing differences over the County’s development agenda. Speaking at a press conference they held at a Nairobi hotel, the leaders accused

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(La paloma que despliega sus alas) The dove that spreads its wings

🕔12:14, 26.Feb 2017

By Amina Mahat I called her a few days before I interviewed her. The authority and clarity in her voice throw me off balance for a second. This is my first interview, I am nervous but confident. However, when I

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Degodia Consultative meetings kick off in Wajir County

🕔11:24, 26.Feb 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Days after the Ogaden community of Wajir South held their much hyped communal meeting at Shaletey where they endorsed single candidates for the positions of Governor and Women rep, their Degodia counterparts are today meeting in Wajir

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Wajir sacrifices democracy in the bench of clannism

🕔22:57, 25.Feb 2017

By Adow Mohamed: At last the Degodia community in Wajir County is seeking to seal a deal over the weekend to front a single candidate for the Wajir County gubernatorial seat in the second county government to be elected on

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Battle lines drawn as Wajir South names gubernatorial candidate

🕔20:04, 18.Feb 2017

By Farah Adan:   The much hyped ‘Third force’ gubernatorial candidate was today named after the Ogaden community of Wajir South finally converged at the famous Shaletey grounds in Wajir. Little known Ahmed Muhumed Abdi was named the community’s preferred

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Youthful politician joins the race to Wajir East, set to launch manifesto in a fortnight

🕔23:48, 14.Feb 2017

By NJ Correspondent: The race to the Wajir East parliamentary seat has become tougher with the entry today of a youthful politician Dr. Ali Mohamud. Dr. Ali’s announcement ends days of speculation over his candidature. “Starting today, you don’t have

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Man killed in alleged KDF bus attack laid to rest

🕔08:40, 11.Feb 2017

By NJ Correspondent: A man who was killed after Kenyan Defense Forces allegedly shot at a public service vehicle near the Kenya – Somali border was on Friday laid to recent in Liboi town. The youthful man identified as Abdifatah

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Illusive justice for Wagalla Widows 33 later….

🕔08:14, 11.Feb 2017

By Abdullahi Jama: The search for justice for the infamous 1984 Wagalla massacre victims and survivors is tenuous and elusive as successive Kenyan governments failed to bring to justice the well documented perpetrators. And as the hopes of the families

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Formalize cross border trade with Somalia

🕔15:54, 9.Feb 2017

By Mohamed Abdullahi: On a hot afternoon, a drive through Wajir town CBD is not appealing especially when the cruel tropical sun bakes everything in its way.  The newly laid tarmac road has eased movement within the CBD.  A number

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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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Mother attacked, others manhandled by kin for transferring their votes in Wajir

🕔14:10, 5.Feb 2017

By NJ Correspondent: A mother was assaulted and several others manhandled by their closer relatives in Wajir after transferring their votes from Wajir West to Eldas constituencies to vote for their preferred candidates. The incident which happened at the ICF

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Wajir footballer scouted during Siyad tournament lands professional contract

🕔22:42, 4.Feb 2017

By Farah Adan: One of the two Wajir footballers whose talents were spotted during the Siyad tournament held in 2016 has landed a professional contract with Kenya premier league side Ushuru FC. Abduqalik Mohamed Elmoge was picked by Harambee stars

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Academician Salah Abdi Sheikh unveils manifesto

🕔23:56, 29.Jan 2017

By Adow Mohamed: Wajir County gubernatorial candidate Dr. Salah Abdi Sheikh has today unveiled his manifesto at a colorful event held in Nairobi. Salah’s manifesto touched on all spheres of the local economy and included a pledge of integrity that

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Kolosh endorsed by kinsmen for Wajir West

🕔22:22, 29.Jan 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Following days of deliberations and internal vetting, the Rer aw Mahamud sub-clan of Degodia have today endorsed Ahmed Kolosh for the position of MP, Wajir West. Kolosh, a senior Wajir government official faced stiff competition and emerged

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Ajuran community endorses Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi for a second term

🕔20:57, 26.Jan 2017

By Abdihakim Mohamed: Wajir governor Ahmed Abdullahi’s re-election bid got a big boost today after elders from the Ajuran community endorsed him for a second term. The development comes a day after elders from the Ogaden clan in Wajir agreed

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Wajir headed for a political showdown as Keynan – Abdullahi rivalry reaches climax

🕔19:19, 26.Jan 2017

By Farah Adan: A political showdown is looming in Wajir after Eldas Member of Parliament and ODM national Deputy Chairman Adan Keynan sounded a warning shot to the County Governor Ahmed Abdullahi. Speaking after witnessing the introduction of the Jibrail

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Eldas MP endorsed the fourth time as flagbearer by clan elders.

🕔00:49, 25.Jan 2017

By Adow Mohamed. Outspoken Eldas legislator Adan Keynan has been endorsed by Members of his Jibrail sub-clan of Dagodia as their preferred candidate in the August 2017 polls. Keynan was crowned in a colorful event that was presided over by

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Kerrow celebrates Tarbaj MP Mohamed Fai, lauds his contribution

🕔21:30, 23.Jan 2017

By Farah Adan: Mandera Senator Billow Kerrow has heaped praise on Tarbaj MP Mohamed Elmi, popularly known as Fai for his positive contribution to the lives of the people of Northern Kenya. Kerrow said when the former aid worker approached

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Degodia elders endorse Governor Ahmed Abdullahi for a second term

🕔19:12, 21.Jan 2017

By Farah Adan: Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi’s re-election bid has received a big boost today after a section of Degodia elders in the County endorsed him for a second term. The meeting held at the ICT conference hall in Wajir

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Safaricom fails to act on customer complaints despite promise as clients receive poor service in Eldas

🕔22:50, 20.Jan 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Residents of Elads town and its environs continue to receive poor network services even after reporting the matter to Safaricom who promised action. The giant telco promised to resolve the matter in five working days on January

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Fears missing passenger in Somalia flight may have been a wanted fugitive and sneaked into the country

🕔22:49, 19.Jan 2017

By NJ Correspondent: A passenger who could not be accounted for in a flight from Somalia on transit in Wajir on Wednesday may have been a wanted fugitive reports indicate. The missing passenger is said to have gone missing at

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How hard work earned me first class honors: The story of Mohamed Jimale

🕔19:32, 19.Jan 2017

By NJ correspondent: On sunny afternoon, a young man in his twenties sets himself properly on his seat in the staff room at Eldas secondary school sweating profusely. Meet Mohamed Jimale Mohamud fondly referred to as MJ by his peers.

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Shock as Kalonzo finds his ID number is used to register voter with a different name.

🕔17:50, 18.Jan 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka’s Wajir County sojourn ended in panic today after the former Vice President found out his ID number has been used to register a voter with a different name. Kalonzo who was in

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Wiper holds rally in Wajir, drums up support for candidates vying on party ticket

🕔17:29, 18.Jan 2017

By Farah Adan: The Wiper Party has today held a political rally in Wajir parading its candidates for different elective positions in Wajir County. Party leader Kalonzo Musyo and His deputy Farah Maalim, Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetangula, Wajir Governor

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Polio vaccination campaign kicks off in Wajir

🕔16:18, 18.Jan 2017

By NJ Correspondent: A polio vaccination campaign targeting children under the age of 5 was today launched in Wajir County at a colorful ceremony overseen by Governor Ahmed Abdullahi. The campaign famously known as ‘Kick polio out of Kenya’ is

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Wiper to hold rally in Wajir as the Kalonzo led party seeks to make inroads in North Eastern Kenya

🕔20:37, 17.Jan 2017

By Farah Adan Days after holding a mammoth rally in Garissa, the Wiper party of the opposition coalition CORD is expected to hold a similar rally in Wajir on Wednesday Nep Journal has learnt. Preparations for the event have already

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Deal firmly with politically instigated clan and tribal conflicts in Kenya

🕔10:03, 15.Jan 2017

By Prof. M. Y Elmi The clan or tribal conflict is perennial phenomena in Kenya and the cost in terms of loss of life and destruction of property is estimated to be astronomically high, particularly in the north eastern region

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Elect me on my development record, Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi tells County

🕔18:50, 11.Jan 2017

By Farah Adan: Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi has urged area residents to re-elect him on his development record telling residents he will double on his current achievements given another chance. Speaking after arriving back in the county from an overseas

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Wajir gubernatorial race intrigues vindicates Nep Journal

🕔23:38, 8.Jan 2017

By NJ Editorial Team: Twists and turns in the Wajir county gubernatorial race have at last vindicated Nep Journal’s reporting in the build up to the events leading to what was currently being witnessed. We were castigated, threatened with court

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Another twist in the Wajir county gubernatorial race as Ugas withdraws in support of Amb. Mohamed Abdi Mohamud

🕔21:42, 8.Jan 2017

By NJ Correspondent: The race to unseat Wajir governor Ahmed Abdullahi entered a new phase today after previously dissenting Ugas Sheikh Mohamed withdrew his candidature in favor of his clan’s endorsed candidate Mohamed Abdi Mohamud. Speaking to members of his

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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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