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Repair of Lamu’s dilapidated jetties yet to commence

Lamu, KENYA: The national government is yet to commence construction and rehabilitation of four key Lamu jetties that are a dilapidated condition.
Last month, while on a tour of the jetties in Lamu, Transport and Infrastructure PS Paul Maringa announce…

Six chief officers take oath of office in Taita Taveta

Taita, Taveta, KENYA: Six County Chief Officers on Tuesday took an oath of office in an event presided over by Voi senior principal Magistrate Elena Nderitu at the governor’s office in Wundanyi.

The six include Liverson Mghendi of Special p…

Two arrested over possession of an AK-47 rifle in Kwale

Kwale, KENYA: Two suspects were on Monday night arrested by police in Kwale county after they were found in possession of a firearm at Mtsamviani area, Matuga sub-county.
According to the Matuga OCPD Joseph Chesire, the suspects Hamisi Kassim and Moham…

Michuki crackdown extended to boats in Lamu

Lamu, KENYA: Unruly boat operators in Lamu will not be spared in the ongoing crackdown and reinforcement of traffic regulations.
Speaking in his office on Tuesday, Lamu County Commissioner Joseph Kanyiri said they shall equally be arresting any boat op…

31 Vehicles impounded in Lamu

Lamu, KENYA: Police in Lamu has impounded 31 public transport vehicles in an operation that saw public road transport totally paralyzed.
Hundreds of commuters have been stranded in Lamu as police moved in to crack down on unroadworthy vehicles in the r…

Mangrove loggers to sue government over ban

Lamu, KENYA: Mangrove loggers in Lamu have given the national government a one-week ultimatum to lift the mangrove cutting ban failure to which they will head to court.
Over 30,000 families depend directly on mangrove trade in Lamu.
The residents are m…

Michuki rules crackdown gets hundreds arrested

Mombasa, KENYA: More than 100 residents of Mombasa found themselves on the wrong side of the law on Monday following the crackdown on Matatus to implement the traffic laws famously known as ‘Michuki rules’.
Speaking to the press in Mombasa, Mombasa Cou…

KDF recruitment exercise to kick-off in a week

If you have always wanted to be part of the country’s security forces then start preparing your credentials.
Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) will be carrying out a countrywide recruitment exercise from the 19th of this month.
The month long exercise w…

Kwale maternal deaths go down

Kwale, KENYA: The mortality rate for pregnant mothers who give birth at their homes by help of a midwife have reduced since the inception of Kinondo Kwetu, a community health centre at Kinondo area, Kwale county.
Speaking during an event organized to …

Lamu squatters call for faster land adjudication

Lamu,KENYA:Squatters in Lamu county are calling on the county government and the National Lands Commission-NLC to speed up land adjudication and issuance of title deeds so as to save them the agony they go through at the hands of moneyed tycoons.
Lamu …

Stakeholders push to have Lamu cultural festival extended

Lamu,KENYA:With just two weeks left to the 18th edition of the Lamu Cultural Festival this year, locals and stakeholders are pushing to have the duration of the festival extended.
The Lamu Cultural Festival was officially launched in the year 2000 and …

Four arrested over vandalizing railway in Mtito Andei

Mombasa,KENYA:Four people are currently being detained in Mtito Andei town over vandalizing the metre gauge railway.
The four who include three suspects and their driver were nabbed by detectives on Thursday evening in man eater’s area of Mtito Andei.

At least three drown in the Indian Ocean on Thursday

Lamu, KENYA: A young man drowned in the Indian Ocean while swimming with friends at the Shella channel in Shella Beach Town of Lamu Island on Thursday morning.
Joseph Kitsao, 25, had accompanied his friends for a swimming expedition when they were over…

Rape suspect blames arrest on dowry disagreement

Mombasa, KENYA: An 18-year-old man who allegedly defiled a teenager in Mombasa has told the court that he only landed in hot soup following a dowry price disagreement between his spouse’s parents.
Mwandaza Jonda on Thursday gave sworn evidence denying …

Kwale issues beach and wedding curfew to underage children

Kwale, KENYA: Kwale County Commissioner Karuku Ngumo has cautioned parents against letting their children roam around the beaches past 6 pm in the evening.
Speaking on Wednesday,  Ngumo said that children aged between 10 to 17 years won’t be allowed to…

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