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STATEMENT BY TEAM HEXAGON ON AMENDMENT TO LEGAL NOTICE ON ADJUDICATION OF COMMUNITY LAND IN ISIOLO

Background The Cabinet Secretary for Lands issued Land Adjudication (Application) Order 2019 gazetted as Legal Notice 150 of 27 August 2019 which purported to open up community land in Isiolo for adjudication. Consequently, surveyors from the Survey Department commenced survey of land in Isiolo County. Following repeated and well-documented complaints …

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Somalis fight locust invasion by eating them

Locust invasion in Northern Kenya Abdi Dahir~ BBC News  Somalia is facing its worst invasion of locusts in 25 years, but some people are turning the desert insects into delicious meals. Local media reports show residents of Adado town, in central Somalia, frying the locusts and eating them with rice and pasta. One …

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Statement of High Command of the Oromo Liberation army on current conflict between Borana and Gabra communities

Gabra and Borana communities are the subdivision of Oromo nation and brothers who live side by side for centuries. They live both in Oromia and Kenya. They speak the same language, which is Afaan Oromo. They own Geda System in common that they protected and preserved up to date. In …

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PRESS STATEMENT: CONDEMNATION OF ETHNIC CONFLICTS AND KILLINGS IN MARSABIT.

H.E Hon Mohamud Ali, Marsabit County Governor | PHOTO courtesy of Marsabit County Government FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 25/08/2019CONDEMNATION OF ETHNIC CONFLICTS AND KILLINGS IN MARSABIT. This morning again, we woke to another devastating news of ethnic conflicts in Marsabit and loss of more than 5 lives around Forolle area. Firstly, …

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HAND GRENADE FOUND AT ISIOLO CONSTRUCTION SITE

By Whispers Correspondent  Residents of Kiwanjani estate in Isiolo town yesterday found a hand grenade at a construction site where workers were digging a foundation trench. According to a casual worker at the site Mr. Peter Kirimi, the object was found two feet underground wrapped in two plastic paper bags. Kirimi said they …

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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT STUDY REPORT FOR PROPOSED ISIOLO (CROCODILE JAW) DAM PROJECT

National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation commissioned CAS Consultants Limited to undertake the EIA study for the proposed Isiolo Dam Project near Oldonyiro at crocodile jaws (Nkutuk Elkinyang) along Ewaso Nyiro River. As part of the EIA study process in Kenya, CAS Consultants has prepared EIA Report (the report) for submission to NEMA as a fulfillment of …

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PRESS STATEMENT BY BORANA COUNCIL OF ELDERS, RELIGIOUS LEADERS AND THE BORANA PROFESSIONALS REGARDING CS MATIANGI’S THREATS DURING HIS IMPROMPTU VISIT TO ISIOLO COUNTY ON 21/3/2019

We the Borana Council of Elders, religious leaders and the Borana Professionals wish to condemn in the strongest term possible the visit by the Cabinet Secretary for interior and coordination Dr. Fred Matiangi as ill-timed, unfortunate and violating the basic tenets of protocol. His visit was unannounced and suspect and …

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AL-SHABAAB – WHY KENYA? AND WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT

By Salad Malicha Kenya has suffered the far-reaching effects of repeated attacks including yesterday’s one at luxurious Dusit Hotel in Nairobi by Somalia-based Al-Shabaab terrorist group for years. Tourism has declined. Jobs have been lost and foreign direct investment has withered. The greater Horn of Africa region bordering Somalia has …

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THE BIRTH OF A NEW TRIBE AND ELUSIVE PEACE IN MARSABIT

By Muchemi Wachira (Courtesy of the “The Daily Nation”) IN SUMMARY Mr Yattani declared they are now an independent tribe recognised in the country. That same day, violence broke out on the outskirts of the town, leading to the killing of two Borana people. Wayu had decided to shed off the name …

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