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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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Kidney patients in Isiolo benefit from KNH outreach programme

Eight kidney patients have benefited from specialised treatment during a one-day outreach programme by the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) in partnership with the Isiolo County Health department. Experts led by Prof Seth McLigeyo, a kidney specialist, and Dr Nancy Wang’ombe, the transplant coordinator at KNH, together with doctors at Isiolo …

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Covid-19: Anxiety in Isiolo County as 12 killed in one month

Covid-19 has killed 12 people in Isiolo in the last one month, according to County Health Chief Officer Ibrahim Alio. The 12 include nine who succumbed to the disease in March and three who died at the Covid-19 Intensive Care Unit at Isiolo County Referral Hospital in the last five …

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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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Governor Kuti Unveil County Council of Elders

Isiolo Governor Mohamed Kuti has called on leaders to shun divisive politics and work towards unifying the communities. Speaking yesterday at Isiolo Municipality ground during the official launch of Isiolo County’s Council of Elders forum that brought together elders drawn from all the communities living in Isiolo County. Governor Kuti …

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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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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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