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A MUST READ || LEADERSHIP VACUUM

By Concerned Resident, Dear Leaders, 1). Allow me to send you sincere greetings with full courtesy, respect and protocol. 2). I fully understand that this is not the best mode of communication. However, the fallback to this option was informed by the fact that the youths, elders, women and all …

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How state and agencies failed to heed all warnings : The Standard

An ignored international early warning system, fear of Al Shabaab attack and late intervention compounded the locust invasion in Isiolo, Meru and Samburu, the Saturday Standard has learnt. Ethiopia and Djibouti in June last year informed Nairobi to take early preparation to counter the locust invasion through the National Drought Management Authority …

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Wajir governor in trouble over huge pending bills

Wajir Governor Mohamed Abdi Mohamud. He is a man under pressure over high pending bills in the county. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP  By Bruhan Makong ~ Sunday Nation  Wajir Governor Mohamed Abdi is a man under pressure over high pending bills in the county. A section of …

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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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Korane wants LAPSSET land survey in Garissa stopped

Garissa Governor Ali Korane By: Jacob Songok, KNA GARISSA—The  Garissa Governor, Ali Korane has urged LAPSSET officials surveying land meant for the project in Garissa County to defer the exercise forthwith. Addressing the press in Garissa town on Monday, Korane said that his administration has not been consulted and wondered …

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Justice Lenaola named Jurist of the Year

Supreme Court Judge Justice Isaac Lenaola Wednesday December 11 2019 Words such as ‘calm’, ‘fair’, and ‘wise’ were used to describe the 52-year-old judge. Supreme Court judge Isaac Lenaola has been named Jurist of the Year. Just before he was presented with the award, words such as ‘calm’, ‘fair’, and …

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Securing Communal Land Rights in Kenya

By Team Whispers Pastoralist societies around the world are currently facing more pressures on their land than ever before. Contributing to the land pressure, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, is the stance taken by policy makers who are pursuing policies that have sought to transform pastoralism into sedentary and intensified production …

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Key Highlights of the Land Value (Amendment) Act, 2019

President Kenyatta assenting to Land Value Bill among other Bills at State House on 2nd August, 2019 By Mona K. Doshi or Aisha Abdallah Courtesy of Africa Legal Network The Land Value (Amendment) Act, 2019 (the Act) came into force on 16 August 2019 and has amended various sections of …

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Devolved health services bringing new hope to far-flung communities

By UNDP KENYA Paulina Muthoni with her baby, Stephen, attending a well-baby clinic at the Lodwar County Referral Hospital in Turkana County. Having supported intelligent life for more than 3 million years, Turkana’s reputation as the ‘Cradle of Mankind’ makes it a truly unique place, with its rich history a …

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