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Matiangi’s response to Marsabit conflict borders on recklessness

By Salad Malicha Since the herald of the new constitution, parliament is generally more accountable. Citizens are able to follow the activities of their legislators owing to current procedural simplicity and openness. Currently, decision-making will oscillate from the committees and the floor to negotiations between the Houses of parliaments, in …

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U.S. Withdrawal or Disengagement from Somalia? Assessing Somalia’s and Kenya’s Concerns

By Sunguta West The Somali and Kenyan governments fear a resurgence by al-Shabaab as a result of the U.S. withdrawing its forces from Somalia. The exit was completed on January 15 in line with the deadline ordered by former President Donald Trump and involved about 600-800 U.S. soldiers under U.S. …

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Isiolo descends into three days of violence after rider’s gruesome murder

By Waweru Wairimu-(Courtesy Daily Nation) Recent events in Isiolo town following last Thursday’s lynching of a boda boda rider for allegedly stealing motorcycle spare parts show how fast conflicts can escalate into war. Officials say the rider, who hailed from Burat ward, was accosted by a group of men in …

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Yemen’s children: A crisis within a crisis

By Omer Karasapan– Partner – Strategies for Stability The Yemeni conflict, the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, grinds on. Despite a rare exchange of prisoners, fighting in October claimed over 50 lives in the port city of Hodeida—the main conduit for aid. More died fighting in Marib and Jawf provinces. This …

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PUBLIC PETITION REGARDING INSECURITY IN SAKU CONSTITUENCY AND THE LARGER MARSABIT COUNTY

By Hon. Col (Rtd) Dido Ali Rasso, MP I, the UNDERSIGNED, on behalf of the people of Saku Constituency in Marsabit County; DRAW the attention of the House to the following: – THAT, in 2015, the leadership of Marsabit County approved highly-contested plans to relocate Marsabit airstrip to Horonder area …

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Somalia conflict: Al-Shabab ‘collects more revenue than government’

By Mary Harper Africa editor, BBC World Service News- Courtesy Using intimidation and violence, Somalia-based Islamist militant group al-Shabab raises as much revenue as the country’s authorities, a report says. The militants collect at least $15m (£11m) a month, with more than half the amount coming from the capital, Mogadishu, …

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Rejoinder| Isiolo County is not hot bed for violent extremists

By Salad Malicha I read Guyo Chepe Turi’s https://issafrica.org/author/guyo-chepe-turi monograph which was laced with mixed-up innuendoes by the Institute for Security Studies titled; “Violent extremists find fertile ground in Kenya’s Isiolo County” with utter bemusement. However, I agree with Turi’s narrative save for his unverified allegations that Isiolo County is …

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ISIOLO GOVERNOR’S PRESS RELEASE ON THE DETERIORATING SECURITY SITUATION IN ISIOLO SOUTH CONSTITUENCY

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Ladies and Gentlemen; this is another sad day when we want to bring to your attention to the never-ending intermittent insecurity skirmishes between Isiolo and Garissa Counties; we continue to feature in the news invariably for the insecurity reasons spearheaded by sadists elements in the society; Insecurity and killings. It …

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DECLASSIFIED UK| Revealed: The CIA and MI6’s secret war in Kenya

By Namir Shabibi A covert Kenyan paramilitary team armed and trained by the US and supported by UK intelligence is behind renditions and controversial killings of terror suspects in night-time raids, Declassified UK can reveal.  Clandestine Kenyan team has been paid and assisted by the CIA to take down terror …

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