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Former MP, Isiolo Woman Rep get back NLC commissioner jobs

Former Nyeri Town MP Esther Murugi and Isiolo Woman Representative Tiyah Galgalo have won back their jobs as commissioners with the National Land Commission (NLC). This follows a decision by the Court of Appeal that the Employment and Labour Relations Court illegally revoked their appointments as NLC commissioners when it …

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Reprieve as needy students in Isiolo get bursaries

  By Waweru Wairimu Boru Hussein, a fourth-year economics student at the University of Nairobi, who hails from Wabera Ward in Isiolo County, has been on and off school due to lack of fees and almost gave up on his studies. With no one to support his education, Hussein was …

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NCIC spearhead a mission to review peace and security in Isiolo and Garissa Counties

In an effort to end skirmishes in border disputes between communities residing within Isiolo and Garissa counties, the Commission together with the office of the Regional and County Commissioners in the respective counties and regions conducted peace and security situational analysis meetings in the wake of recent rising hostilities and …

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State will ensure safety of learners amid Covid, Education CAS Bonaya says

By Waweru Wairimu Education Chief Administrative Secretary Mumina Bonaya has reiterated the government’s commitment in ensuring safety of learners who are currently in schools and the others who will report back in January amid a surge in Covid-19 infections. While some schools have been hit by the virus with a …

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GARISSA GOVERNOR KORANE’s INFLAMMATORY STATEMENT BORDERS ON INCITEMENT AND HATE SPEECH

By Salad Malicha We are extremely perturbed and shocked by reckless tribal utterances in Eldera yesterday. Governor Korane has confirmed our worst fear that he is an epitome of impunity and axis of evil. Such incendiary remarks is uncalled for especially from someone riding on a pedestal of being a …

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BBI Kenya: How new voter zones would be shared out

Rift Valley, Nairobi, Central and Coast are the biggest beneficiaries of the 70 Extra-Parliamentary Seat in constitutional changes proposed by the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). The Constitution Amendment Bill, 2020 proposes to increase the number of constituencies from 290 to 360. The Bill indicates that the larger Rift Valley will get …

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Elders discuss MoU to end Kenya-Ethiopia border conflicts

Kenya and Ethiopia share a 779 km border which is largely porous. People along this border are disadvantaged in terms of development, political participation, economic inclusion, infrastructure, and other public services. Moreover, they grapple with cross-border inter-community conflicts, which are exacerbated not only by Ethiopia’s political volatility and low economic …

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Marsabit loses second high-ranking official to Covid-19

By Jacob Walter– Nation Media Group Marsabit County is mourning the loss of yet another senior government official to Covid-19 complications. County Secretary Joseph Guyo Wako succumbed to the virus on Tuesday, becoming the second high ranking county official to die of the disease after County Acting Officer, Abdullahi Barako, …

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BBI: MUTILATION OF THE CONSTITUTION

By Billow Kerrow In essence, there is nothing wrong in amending a Constitution. The famed 1996 South African Constitution has since gone through 17  amendments, made by Parliament to address emerging challenges. What BBI proposes are not amendments to enhance the Constitution but a radical review of the 2010 Constitution. …

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