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Northern Kenya Featured image for Floods leave hundreds of Garissa farmers struggling to survive
Sun 23 Jun, 2024 06:44
Floods leave hundreds of Garissa farmers struggling to survive
Featured image for Floods leave hundreds of Garissa farmers struggling to survive

The affected farmers in Sankuri faulted the overflow of the Seven Fork Dams for their loss and urged the government to compensate them for the lost acreage.


Northern Kenya Featured image for Artisanal miners in Turkana urged to form cooperative societies for growth
Sat 22 Jun, 2024 20:35
Artisanal miners in Turkana urged to form cooperative societies for growth
Featured image for Artisanal miners in Turkana urged to form cooperative societies for growth

Areman Elim, the County Deputy Director for Mineral Resources, assured miners that the county government would empower them with the necessary skills, technical assistance, and financial support.


IssaHussein Featured image for Lobby calls for govt action as number of schoolgoing Garissa girls remains low
Sat 22 Jun, 2024 14:15
Lobby calls for govt action as number of schoolgoing Garissa girls remains low
Featured image for Lobby calls for govt action as number of schoolgoing Garissa girls remains low

Harrison Ochola, Garissa's FAWE coordinator, cited a survey they conducted in 2022, which he said revealed that only about 20 per cent of the girls in the county were educated.


President William Ruto Featured image for Government to reopen Garissa passport office in two weeks - Ruto
Thu 20 Jun, 2024 21:26
Government to reopen Garissa passport office in two weeks - Ruto
Featured image for Government to reopen Garissa passport office in two weeks - Ruto

Ruto encouraged youth to obtain their passports and gain sufficient ICT skills to benefit from the government’s initiatives to facilitate the placement of qualified unemployed youth.


President William Ruto Featured image for President Ruto lays foundation for Garissa varsity admin block, honours attack victims
Thu 20 Jun, 2024 20:59
President Ruto lays foundation for Garissa varsity admin block, honours attack victims
Featured image for President Ruto lays foundation for Garissa varsity admin block, honours attack victims

The president described Garissa University as an inspiring example of progress amid the challenges posed by security threats from Al-Shabaab militants.


President William Ruto Featured image for Ruto allocates 200 acres for Garissa University’s agriculture, livestock research
Thu 20 Jun, 2024 19:18
Ruto allocates 200 acres for Garissa University’s agriculture, livestock research
Featured image for Ruto allocates 200 acres for Garissa University’s agriculture, livestock research

He emphasised that the land will enable the university to undertake quality research, development, and innovation in the agriculture and livestock sectors.


Wildlife Conservation Featured image for Garissa pastoralist communities embrace wildlife conservation
Thu 20 Jun, 2024 07:35
Garissa pastoralist communities embrace wildlife conservation
Featured image for Garissa pastoralist communities embrace wildlife conservation

Community scouts conduct patrols at the sanctuary to protect the endangered Somali giraffe that faces extinction.


Northern Kenya Featured image for Boca FC wins Garissa Eid ul-Adha Cup Tournament
Mon 17 Jun, 2024 19:47
Boca FC wins Garissa Eid ul-Adha Cup Tournament
Featured image for Boca FC wins Garissa Eid ul-Adha Cup Tournament

Boca scored 5-4 against Classic in a penalty shootout in the Eid tournament sponsored by Defence Cabinet Secretary Aden Duale.


Northern Kenya Featured image for Garissa governor pledges cooperation amid EACC probe into county officials
Sun 16 Jun, 2024 16:23
Garissa governor pledges cooperation amid EACC probe into county officials
Featured image for Garissa governor pledges cooperation amid EACC probe into county officials

Speaking from his office to end speculation on the EACC's raids last week, the governor said such operations were normal.


Turkana Featured image for Turkana County pilots Kenya's first seasonal malaria chemoprevention tool
Fri 14 Jun, 2024 16:52
Turkana County pilots Kenya's first seasonal malaria chemoprevention tool
Featured image for Turkana County pilots Kenya's first seasonal malaria chemoprevention tool

The tools were developed based on findings from seasonal malaria research in Turkana's North and Central Sub-Counties conducted by Moi University in conjunction with Duke University in North Carolina,...


STEM kenya Featured image for Garissa schools benefit from STEM skills training
Thu 13 Jun, 2024 12:40
Garissa schools benefit from STEM skills training
Featured image for Garissa schools benefit from STEM skills training

The STEM outreach subjects include mathematics, integrated sciences (physics, biology, and chemistry), and pre-technical studies in the Junior Secondary Schools.


Northern Kenya Featured image for EACC arrests senior Garissa County officials in graft probe
Tue 11 Jun, 2024 17:27
EACC arrests senior Garissa County officials in graft probe
Featured image for EACC arrests senior Garissa County officials in graft probe

The EACC, which is expected to release a statement on the arrests, is also pursuing several officials from the county Department of Finance.


Northern Kenya Featured image for Flood-affected Garissa farmers hold protest in demand for government help
Mon 10 Jun, 2024 19:14
Flood-affected Garissa farmers hold protest in demand for government help
Featured image for Flood-affected Garissa farmers hold protest in demand for government help

Waving placards and twigs and chanting "No farmers, no food, no life," they marched to these offices to present grievances about losses suffered following heavy rain and floods and to complain about a...


Northern Kenya Featured image for State to establish monument in Marsabit to honour 2006 plane crash victims
Sat 08 Jun, 2024 20:08
State to establish monument in Marsabit to honour 2006 plane crash victims
Featured image for State to establish monument in Marsabit to honour 2006 plane crash victims

In a statement, the National Heroes Council announced their intent to create a monument in the county to honour all those who perished to preserve their legacy.


Northern Kenya Featured image for Gunmen attack construction site in Dadaab, killing four
Sat 08 Jun, 2024 18:48
Gunmen attack construction site in Dadaab, killing four
Featured image for Gunmen attack construction site in Dadaab, killing four

Garissa County Commissioner Mohamed Mwabodza revealed that two died on the spot, two others succumbed to injuries in Dadaab Hospital, while six escaped unhurt.


tuberculosis Featured image for Turkana health workers sensitised to new TB drug set to reduce treatment period
Fri 07 Jun, 2024 18:39
Turkana health workers sensitised to new TB drug set to reduce treatment period
Featured image for Turkana health workers sensitised to new TB drug set to reduce treatment period

Joy Lipesa, a nurse in charge of TB Manyatta in Lodwar County Referral Hospital, stated that the new BPal/M regimen involves fewer drugs, which will boost adherence.


water crisis Featured image for Public urged to back Sh63.5B plan to tackle water crisis and floods in ASAL counties
Fri 07 Jun, 2024 12:05
Public urged to back Sh63.5B plan to tackle water crisis and floods in ASAL counties
Featured image for Public urged to back Sh63.5B plan to tackle water crisis and floods in ASAL counties

Several stakeholders raised concerns about gender mainstreaming, external stakeholders' involvement in the proposed projects and public engagement to avert risks of projects failing at the implementat...


World Environmental Day Featured image for Garissa environmentalists call for restoration programs in drought and flood-Hit areas
Wed 05 Jun, 2024 23:06
Garissa environmentalists call for restoration programs in drought and flood-Hit areas
Featured image for Garissa environmentalists call for restoration programs in drought and flood-Hit areas

Led by the Garissa County Director for Environment, Mulki Mohamed, they highlighted the devastating impact of these extreme climate shocks on local communities, leading to widespread poverty.


World Environmental Day Featured image for World Environmental Day: Garissa officials call for collective action against poaching
Wed 05 Jun, 2024 20:29
World Environmental Day: Garissa officials call for collective action against poaching
Featured image for World Environmental Day: Garissa officials call for collective action against poaching

The county KWS boss was responding to an incident where police in Dagahaley refugee camp pursued four men who killed a giraffe for game meat last evening.


Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi Featured image for Senate Deputy Speaker Murungi urges prudent use of Sh400bn county funds
Tue 04 Jun, 2024 20:22
Senate Deputy Speaker Murungi urges prudent use of Sh400bn county funds
Featured image for Senate Deputy Speaker Murungi urges prudent use of Sh400bn county funds

The call to the governors for prudent utilisation of funds comes a week after the Senate and National Assembly reached an agreement on the division of revenue share, allocating Sh400.1 billion to coun...


tana river IDPs Featured image for Agony of more than 3,000 learners idling in IDP camps in Tana River
Mon 03 Jun, 2024 07:07
Agony of more than 3,000 learners idling in IDP camps in Tana River
Featured image for Agony of more than 3,000 learners idling in IDP camps in Tana River

Some were helping parents fetch water, others playing, and some pensively sitting with their family members inside makeshift shelters at the overcrowded campsite.


News Featured image for State announces nationwide livestock vaccination drive to boost food security
Sun 02 Jun, 2024 12:21
State announces nationwide livestock vaccination drive to boost food security
Featured image for State announces nationwide livestock vaccination drive to boost food security

At least 1,500 veterinary surgeons and 6,000 animal health assistants will provide health and husbandry services to farmers across the country.


Northern Kenya Featured image for Garissa MPs urge Governor Nathif to ban muguka in county
Sat 01 Jun, 2024 23:24
Garissa MPs urge Governor Nathif to ban muguka in county
Featured image for Garissa MPs urge Governor Nathif to ban muguka in county

The legislators noted that the stimulant plant is toxic, and its consumption should never be sanctioned under the guise of economic empowerment.


Solomon Chesut Featured image for Garissa deputy commissioner urges IDPs to return home as floodwaters subside
Sat 01 Jun, 2024 22:13
Garissa deputy commissioner urges IDPs to return home as floodwaters subside
Featured image for Garissa deputy commissioner urges IDPs to return home as floodwaters subside

Chesut noted that over 300 families had already received cash relief support of Sh10,000 from donor partners to help them relocate as they await further assistance.


Northern Kenya Featured image for Local leaders raise alarm over rising security threat in Garissa
Sat 01 Jun, 2024 20:42
Local leaders raise alarm over rising security threat in Garissa
Featured image for Local leaders raise alarm over rising security threat in Garissa

He emphasised that the public was ready to work with security officers to address the emerging security threat.


vaccination Featured image for Turkana County launches livestock vaccination drive following disease outbreak
Thu 30 May, 2024 17:01
Turkana County launches livestock vaccination drive following disease outbreak
Featured image for Turkana County launches livestock vaccination drive following disease outbreak

1,993 cattle and 11,607 goats have been vaccinated and treated against the diseases, covering 122 households at Kokuro, Meyan, Liwan, Merikuka, and Nasekona.


Northern Kenya Featured image for Garissa County appoints 30 chief officers amid Senate investigation
Thu 30 May, 2024 12:21
Garissa County appoints 30 chief officers amid Senate investigation
Featured image for Garissa County appoints 30 chief officers amid Senate investigation

Garissa governor Nathif Jama went before the Senate two weeks ago, where he was probed about administering the county administration without chief executives.


ruto nullifies muguka ban Featured image for Garissa Supkem officials call for ban on miraa, muguka in North Eastern
Thu 30 May, 2024 09:46
Garissa Supkem officials call for ban on miraa, muguka in North Eastern
Featured image for Garissa Supkem officials call for ban on miraa, muguka in North Eastern

The chairman urged the governors to come out without fear to enforce the move taken by coast region counties.


River Tana Featured image for Garissa-Nairobi road reopens following temporary repair at Kona Punda
Tue 28 May, 2024 22:39
Garissa-Nairobi road reopens following temporary repair at Kona Punda
Featured image for Garissa-Nairobi road reopens following temporary repair at Kona Punda

For the last two days, tipper trucks have been offloading murram at the flooded Kona Punda section while excavators levelled the ground to allow temporary passage of traffic.


Northern Kenya Featured image for Turkana records 96.6pc success rate in preventing mother-child HIV transmission
Mon 27 May, 2024 19:59
Turkana records 96.6pc success rate in preventing mother-child HIV transmission
Featured image for Turkana records 96.6pc success rate in preventing mother-child HIV transmission

The county's health department has placed the positivity rate at 3.4 per cent, below the national recommended rate of under 5 per cent.


Northern Kenya Featured image for Garissa schools instructed to admit 3,000 children idling at camps after floods
Sun 26 May, 2024 16:58
Garissa schools instructed to admit 3,000 children idling at camps after floods
Featured image for Garissa schools instructed to admit 3,000 children idling at camps after floods

County Director of Education, Abdihamid Maalim Ali, instructed the headteachers to admit the learners unconditionally.


River Tana Featured image for Passengers stranded again after Kona Punda section on Garissa-Nairobi Road was cut off
Fri 24 May, 2024 19:51
Passengers stranded again after Kona Punda section on Garissa-Nairobi Road was cut off
Featured image for Passengers stranded again after Kona Punda section on Garissa-Nairobi Road was cut off

Buses and trucks that had resumed operations on Thursday, following a four-week transport crisis, were affected again by the fresh floods caused by the overflow of the river due to upstream rains.


Northern Kenya Featured image for Transport resumes on Kona Punda Section of the Garissa-Nairobi Highway
Thu 23 May, 2024 15:48
Transport resumes on Kona Punda Section of the Garissa-Nairobi Highway
Featured image for Transport resumes on Kona Punda Section of the Garissa-Nairobi Highway

More than 10 bus companies that shut down their Garissa offices also resumed passenger bookings on Wednesday.


River Tana Featured image for Tana River families protest forced relocation from Garissa IDP camp
Tue 21 May, 2024 23:23
Tana River families protest forced relocation from Garissa IDP camp
Featured image for Tana River families protest forced relocation from Garissa IDP camp

Mwajuma expressed fears over a recent alert by the government about expected heavy rains, saying floods were likely to occur again.


Northern Kenya Featured image for Hope for development as Garissa's Madogashe town upgrades to municipality
Mon 20 May, 2024 19:56
Hope for development as Garissa's Madogashe town upgrades to municipality
Featured image for Hope for development as Garissa's Madogashe town upgrades to municipality

Madogashe's elevation increased the number of municipalities in Garissa County to five.


River Tana Featured image for Garissa residents start to rebuild after floods
Sun 19 May, 2024 18:04
Garissa residents start to rebuild after floods
Featured image for Garissa residents start to rebuild after floods

Visits on Sunday found some residents cleaning and carrying out repairs at their homes and businesses, where the floodwaters had subsided.


Northern Kenya Featured image for ASAL State Department decries budget cuts, warns of hampered programme implementation
Fri 17 May, 2024 13:55
ASAL State Department decries budget cuts, warns of hampered programme implementation
Featured image for ASAL State Department decries budget cuts, warns of hampered programme implementation

The committee acknowledged the progress made on some projects and raised concerns about underutilized assets, such as the Ultra-Modern Processing equipment at the Rice Mill processing plant under the...


Tana River County Featured image for Crisis on Garissa-Nairobi highway as speed boats suspend services at Kona Punda section
Thu 16 May, 2024 18:07
Crisis on Garissa-Nairobi highway as speed boats suspend services at Kona Punda section
Featured image for Crisis on Garissa-Nairobi highway as speed boats suspend services at Kona Punda section

A spot check by The Eastleigh voice reveals only six speed boats were currently operating at the Kona punda section of the Garissa-Nairobi Highway causing a crisis.


Tana River floods Featured image for Religious leaders call for support for Garissa, Tana River flood victims
Wed 15 May, 2024 17:19
Religious leaders call for support for Garissa, Tana River flood victims
Featured image for Religious leaders call for support for Garissa, Tana River flood victims

Victims of the River Tana's overflow urgently need food and non-food items, as determined by an assessment of camps in Garissa Township.


turkana county government Featured image for Turkana, IRC advance efforts to bolster contagious disease surveillance
Tue 14 May, 2024 19:58
Turkana, IRC advance efforts to bolster contagious disease surveillance
Featured image for Turkana, IRC advance efforts to bolster contagious disease surveillance

They finished a five-day assessment of health facilities that will strengthen the fight against contagious diseases along the common borders of Uganda, South Sudan, and Ethiopia.


Northern Kenya Featured image for Low turnout in Garissa schools with some IDPs yet to leave camps
Mon 13 May, 2024 19:18
Low turnout in Garissa schools with some IDPs yet to leave camps
Featured image for Low turnout in Garissa schools with some IDPs yet to leave camps

A spot check found some schools still flooded and some displaced persons yet to move out of their temporary shelters.


tana river IDPs Featured image for Nearly 14,000 IDPs moved from Garissa schools ahead of reopening
Sun 12 May, 2024 20:28
Nearly 14,000 IDPs moved from Garissa schools ahead of reopening
Featured image for Nearly 14,000 IDPs moved from Garissa schools ahead of reopening

They say, however, that the new camp at the Kenya Agricultural Livestock Research Organization in Galbet Ward, is overcrowded, lacks water and tents, and is unhygienic.


Tana River Featured image for Dilemma for flood victims staying in schools as learning resumes

Trees Featured image for North Eastern residents urged to plant trees to mitigate floods and drought
Fri 10 May, 2024 15:26
North Eastern residents urged to plant trees to mitigate floods and drought
Featured image for North Eastern residents urged to plant trees to mitigate floods and drought

The commissioner added that 4,670 households were affected after the River Tana burst its bank. 


River Tana Featured image for Food prices soar in Garissa as floods affect transportation 
Thu 09 May, 2024 16:49
Food prices soar in Garissa as floods affect transportation 
Featured image for Food prices soar in Garissa as floods affect transportation 

Several vendors selling fresh produce near her stall have closed their businesses due to the high costs of delivering fruits and vegetables from Kiambu County.


River Tana floods Featured image for Lamu boat operators cash in on Garissa-Nairobi transport crisis after floods
Tue 07 May, 2024 18:42
Lamu boat operators cash in on Garissa-Nairobi transport crisis after floods
Featured image for Lamu boat operators cash in on Garissa-Nairobi transport crisis after floods

The government suspended boat operations after one capsized in Kona Ponda, but restores them later, with strict conditions in place.


rivewr tana flooding Featured image for Red Cross warns Garissa residents as floods intesify
Mon 06 May, 2024 20:24
Red Cross warns Garissa residents as floods intesify
Featured image for Red Cross warns Garissa residents as floods intesify

County Coordinator Daud Ahmed noted that with the River Tana flooding, more water could flow to parts of Garissa and Tana River counties.


nuclear waste kenya Featured image for North Eastern politicians launch forum to address insecurity, regional growth
Sun 05 May, 2024 19:32
North Eastern politicians launch forum to address insecurity, regional growth
Featured image for North Eastern politicians launch forum to address insecurity, regional growth

The North Eastern Political Leaders Forum will also push for unity, road projects, and a probe into claims of the dumping of toxic nuclear waste.


River Tana floods Featured image for Cut off by floods, Garissa residents panic-buy food and fuel
Sun 05 May, 2024 17:20
Cut off by floods, Garissa residents panic-buy food and fuel
Featured image for Cut off by floods, Garissa residents panic-buy food and fuel

Business people in Garissa town say they are unable to restock their empty shelves as the Garissa-Nairobi highway has been cut off.


Tana River Featured image for Fear grips Garissa,Tana River counties as floods intensify, camp marooned
Sat 04 May, 2024 16:37
Fear grips Garissa,Tana River counties as floods intensify, camp marooned
Featured image for Fear grips Garissa,Tana River counties as floods intensify, camp marooned

Floodwaters from River Tana which burst its banks have also affected Galbet and Iftin wards, where institutions housing internally displaced persons have been partially marooned.


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