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Pastoralists urged to negotiate on grazing and border areas

Members of the pastoral communities have been urged to coexist and stop pasture conflicts as most parts of their regions continue to be hit hard by drought because of low rainfalls experienced in the last seasons. Speaking at a Garissa hotel, the Kenya Livestock Marketing Council chair Dubat Amey said …

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How Marsabit was represented since 1963

By Eng. Mohamed Tache Dida In the first parliamentary elections, held in 1963 (shortly before independence), Marsabit district was divided into 2 constituencies: Marsabit-Moyale Constituency and Rendille Constituency. Each to be represented by an MP and a Senator to represent the District. Rendille boycotted the elections and Elisha Daniel Godana—a …

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Road trip to Mandera not for faint-hearted

By Mohamed Guleid Anyone who has travelled along the Isiolo-Mandera road has a story to tell. The preparation normally starts days ahead of the planned trip. If one is using private means, then the vehicle has to be a four-wheel drive strong enough to survive to the end of the journey. …

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Frontier counties seek new ways to end ethnic clashes

By Abdimalik Hajir– Courtesy: “The Standard” Frontier Counties Development Council is developing a policy to help end perennial inter-ethnic violence in 10 counties dominated by pastoralists. The council’s Chief Executive Officer Mohamed Guled said the document seeks to analyse constraints and gaps in existing policy, laws and institutions in a …

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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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