Monday, Sep 22nd 2014

Follow us

North Eastern

Chaos mars protest of killings in Garissa

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY STEPHEN ASTARIKO
ENRAGED: Some of the youths take off after lighting a bonfire on the Kismayu road in Garissa town, protesting the killing of a boda boda operator yesterday.Photo/Stephen Astariko
ENRAGED: Some of the youths take off after lighting a bonfire on the Kismayu road in Garissa town, protesting the killing of a boda boda operator yesterday.Photo/Stephen Astariko
A protest against against the shooting of three men in Garissa descended into chaos yesterday as police fired tear-gas and chased youths who had blocked major roads in the town. The protest was sparked by the killing of a man and critical wounding of three others by unknown gunmen on Posta Road in Garissa town yesterday morning. It descended into a tense standoff after rival sections of Somali and non-Somali youths started hurling stones at each other. They blocked major roads and lit three bonfires on Kismayu Road. The police responded by firing teargas and firing in the air, leading to...

My people are starving – MP

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY LYDIA NGOOLO
MWINGI West MP Bennered Kitungi has urged the government to provide residents with relief food. Speaking to the Star on the phone yesterday, he most residents are starving due to draught in the region. "Kambas are not lazy when it comes to farming but how will they farm without water. The area has not received rain for about three years and they survive from hand to mouth," Kitungi said. He said relief food will sustain residents who have drained their granaries and buy literally everything from the shops.

Man drowns in Kathaana River

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 00:00 -- By Andrew Mbuva
A man yesterday drowned in Kathaana River, Kathiani district. Kituku Kawinzi, 30, was with three others when he slipped into the river while fishing. Mitamboni chief Joseph Wambua said Kituku’s friends unsuccessfully tried to rescue him. The body was retrieved and taken to the Kathiani mortuary.

Suspect to be held for 10 days

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY ANDREW MBUVA
A senior Lands officer accused of killing his wife will spend 10 more days in Machakos police station. The prosecution yesterday asked the High Court in Machakos to grant the investigating officers 10 more days to complete investigations. Nelson Kasema, a land valuer at the Makueni government, is charged as the key suspect in the death of his wife Jacinta Ngina, who was found killed in her house was on September 6. The prosecution also sought court orders to have the suspect compelled to record a statement, have his fingure prints taken and undergo a blood sample test. “The suspect before...

Six killed in Garissa car, lorry smash-up

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY STEPHEN ASTARIKO
Deathly: The Toyota Probox wreckage after the accident in Tula, Garissa, yesterday morning. Six people were killed on the spot.
Deathly: The Toyota Probox wreckage after the accident in Tula, Garissa, yesterday morning. Six people were killed on the spot.
Six people have been killed in a road accident at Tula area, 38km from Garissa town. The yesterday morning accident involved a Toyota probox heading to Bangale and a lorry headed for Garissa. The vehicles collided head-on, killing all the six passengers who were in the probox. Witnesses said the speeding probox was overtaking a 14-seater matatu headed for Bangale when it collided with the oncoming lorry. Issa Ali, the matatu driver said that the driver of the probox was on the wrong side. “The driver was very careless. He was overtaking on the wrong side and that is why he collided with the...

Relieve for mothers as theatres are opened in Mandera hospitals

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY MARY KIMANI
Dawn: Mandera County Referral Hospital theatre.
Dawn: Mandera County Referral Hospital theatre.
The government has opened theatres for mothers in Takaba and Elwak constituencies of Mandera county. Health executive Hassan Eymoy said residents have been seeking maternity services at Mandera County Referral Hospital. He said some have been travelling as far as Wajir and Moyale. "The county government has not only built the structures in the region but staffed and equipped the facilities. The first caesarean section has been successfully carried out in Takaba District Hospital," Eymoy said. He said the county will invest in more facilities to stop the suffering of residents due to the...

Ukambani governors back vote

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY EVELYN MUTANU
Three Ukambani governors are supporting the referendum to increase funding for counties. Governors Kivutha Kibwana (Makueni), Alfred Mutua (Machakos) and Julius Malombe (Kitui) said the counties need more money allocated to them for development. “Kenyans should be given a chance to decide on what they want. The opposition and the Council of Governors should be given audience as they are exercising their constitutional right,’’ Kibwana said. Malombe said Kenyans should not be misled by enemies of development. He said there are mechanisms of keeping governors on check. “We do not expect anyone...

Look for better markets, farmers told

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY DENNIS DIBONDO
Coffee farmers in Tharaka Nithi county have been urged to market their produce internationally. Meru South Farmers Association chairman Julius Riungu said coffee farming has been collapsing due to poor prices. He urged the county government to assist farmers get better prices. “They should emulate Meru government, which has revived the sector by ensuring coffee factories are running and looking for alternative markets that offer good prices,” Riungu said in Chuka on Monday. He urged farmers to take advantage of subsidised farm inputs offered by the the national government to increase...

Boda boda man killed in crash

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY REUBEN GITHINJI
Police in Embu East subcounty on monday stopped boda boda operators from burning a matatu that hit their colleague. Michael Kinyua died on impact after a head-on collision in Kairungu village on the Meru-Embu road. His passenger Erick Murithi sustained serious injuries. The matatu driver escaped when the operators threatened to lynch him. Embu East police boss Njoroge Mbugua urged drivers to be cautious.

Warning for bar owners

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY LYDIA NGOOLO
Action will be taken against bar owners operating against the stipulated hours, Mwingi police boss Jared Baraza has said. He said residents who will be found drinking in the wrong hours will be arrested. Baraza led a crackdown on Monday during which 92 cartons of 205ml of illicit brew known as Identity Brand were impounded. Addressing the press after the operation, he said they will not relent in their effort to ensure residents are not killed by illicit brews.

Mutula slams Ngilu over Konza boundary

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY EVELYN MUTANU
CONCERNED: Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana with Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jr in Kithuki ward on February 8.Photo/Evelyn Mutanu
CONCERNED: Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana with Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jr in Kithuki ward on February 8.Photo/Evelyn Mutanu
Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jr has dismissed Lands Secretary Charity Ngilu for accusing Makueni and Machakos counties of playing politics with the Konza city boundary. Speaking on the phone on Sunday, Mutula instead accused Ngilu of playing politics with the city. He said it is her who issued a wrong map that misled Kenyans and instead of blaming the two counties leaders, she should apologise to the people of Makueni. "I'm kindly asking Ngilu to stop playing with the minds of Makueni people because history will judge her harshly if this big city will never be because of fights engineered...

Pages

Subscribe to North EasternNorth Eastern