Families rendered homeless after houses torched in land row
Several families were rendered homeless after their houses were set on fire over a protracted land dispute in West Pokot County.
By Irissheel Shanzu 4 months ago
Families rendered homeless after houses torched in land row
State sets aside Sh230 million to renovate Turkwel State Lodge
Turkwel State Lodge in West Pokot County can host more than 3,000 people.
By Irissheel Shanzu 5 months ago
State sets aside Sh230 million to renovate Turkwel State Lodge
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Ruto renews war on judges, says he had been warned of 'sabotage'
In a post on X, the President said not a single cent will be used to bribe anybody. But in an internal memo, CJ Koome said they only serve to intimidate judges to rule in a certain way.
By Judah Ben-hur and Irissheel Shanzu 6 months ago
Ruto renews war on judges, says he had been warned of 'sabotage'
Over 300 youths beat FGM, graduate from alternative rite of passage
More than 300 youths have graduated from an alternative rite of passage in West Pokot County, marking a significant step in efforts to stamp out outdated FGM.
By Irissheel Shanzu 6 months ago
Over 300 youths beat FGM, graduate from alternative rite of passage
Pokot leaders raise alarm over rising cases of residents maimed by bandits
West Pokot leaders have raised concern over the rising number of residents maimed by bandits in the region saying the attacks have left residents with disabilities.
By Irissheel Shanzu 7 months ago
Pokot leaders raise alarm over rising cases of residents maimed by bandits
West Pokot records the highest cases of disease spread by sandflies
West Pokot County remains a region with the highest cases of leishmaniasis infections in the country with more than 600 patients seeking treatment annually.
By Irissheel Shanzu 7 months ago
West Pokot records the highest cases of disease spread by sandflies
Bandits kill three people along West Pokot-Turkana border
Suspected bandits shot dead three people at Kamunono sub-location along the border of West Pokot and Turkana counties.
By Irissheel Shanzu 8 months ago
Bandits kill three people along West Pokot-Turkana border
CS distributes 2,400 phones to health promoters
Health Cabinet Secretary Susan Nakhumicha said the CHPs have been trained and given kits to deliver door-to-door health services to locals.
By Irissheel Shanzu 8 months ago
CS distributes 2,400 phones to health promoters
Tension as bandits strike, boy killed in volatile border
Tension continues to build after banditry and cattle rustling resurfaced despite ongoing security operations undertaken by a multi-agency security team.
By Irissheel Shanzu 9 months ago
Tension as bandits strike, boy killed in volatile border
Jobless OCS Kenya Kwanza pleads for a reward from President Ruto
Stephen Githinji, who was popularly known as OCS Kenya Kwanza during the campaigns, is still jobless despite his efforts to mobilize votes for the UDA Party in West Pokot County.
By Irissheel Shanzu 10 months ago
Jobless OCS Kenya Kwanza pleads for a reward from President  Ruto
West Pokot police investigating suspected murder-suicide incident
"The two were doing business within Sina and had been living together for four months, it's unfortunate because her sister was also murdered last year."
By Irissheel Shanzu 10 months ago
West Pokot police investigating suspected murder-suicide incident
KVDA embarks on tree planting in landslide-prone regions
KVDA targets to plant 126,000 million fruit and tree seedlings this financial year in the Asal areas.
By Irissheel Shanzu 11 months ago
KVDA embarks on tree planting in landslide-prone regions
Swarms of locusts destroy crops in West Pokot County
Farmers have resorted to fighting the insects using twigs but their efforts have not succeeded in stopping the destruction of pasture and food crops by the locust swarms.
By Irissheel Shanzu 11 months ago
Swarms of locusts destroy crops in West Pokot County
Boreholes to save time for students
To improve education standards, Pokot outreach ministries, an NGO headed by Senator Julius Murgor, has launched drilling of boreholes in schools to provide clean water.
By Irissheel Shanzu 11 months ago
Boreholes to save time for students
Four gunned down after gold miners were ambushed
Four people shot dead when suspected bandits ambushed residents who were prospecting for gold in West Pokot County in two successive attacks.
By Irissheel Shanzu 1 year ago
Four gunned down after gold miners were ambushed
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Ten workers busted in Kapenguria hospital cash theft syndicate
Ten workers suspected be running a revenue pilferage syndicate at Kapenguria County Hospital have been arrested and will be arraigned soon.
By Irissheel Shanzu 1 year ago
Ten workers busted in Kapenguria hospital cash theft syndicate
Ruto to set up inquiry into cult deaths, tame rogue preachers
A commission of inquiry will get to the bottom of what really happened and apprehend collaborators. Says all the security personnel in Kilifi were transferred to pave way for investigations.
By Irissheel Shanzu 1 year ago
Ruto to set up inquiry into cult deaths, tame rogue preachers
Suspected bandits raid Lami Nyeusi in West Pokot, kill five people
Suspected bandits have shot dead five people in Lami Nyeusi, West Pokot during an early morning raid and made away with 18 goats.
By Irissheel Shanzu 1 year ago
Suspected bandits raid Lami Nyeusi in West Pokot,  kill five people
Floods wreak havoc in mudslide-prone areas
Residents in mudslide-prone areas of West Pokot County are living in fear after heavy rains left a trail of death and destruction.
By Irissheel Shanzu 1 year ago
Floods wreak havoc in mudslide-prone areas
Groups want county to protect Kamatira Forest
Conservation groups say about 35 per cent of the forest has already been depleted. They blame human activities like charcoal burning and felling of trees for timber.
By Irissheel Shanzu 1 year ago
Groups want county to protect Kamatira Forest
Illegal mining licences to be revoked
Governor Simon Kachapin has warned investors and miners dealing with minerals, who illegally acquired mining prospects in the county, that it will not be business as usual.
By Irissheel Shanzu 1 year ago
Illegal mining licences to be revoked
Biting drought exposes West Pokot families to risk of starvation
The worsening drought situation in the country has exposed close to 40,000 people in West Pokot county to the risk of starvation.
By Irissheel Shanzu 1 year ago
Biting drought exposes West Pokot families to risk of starvation
Turkana and West Pokot residents fight after raid
At around 11am Nakwamoru residents in Turkana county reported an alleged attack by bandits allegedly coming from West Pokot County who drove away 250 goats.
By Irissheel Shanzu and Moses Kiraese 1 year ago
Turkana and West Pokot residents fight after raid
Lonyangapuo, Pkosing split over their party's stay in Azimio fold
Political pundits believe that the KUP leaders are trying to save face by pushing their own agenda.
By Irissheel Shanzu 1 year ago
Lonyangapuo, Pkosing split over their party's stay in Azimio fold
Calls for alert as girls undergo FGM during 'night parties'
Anti-FGM crusaders are appealing to Church officials not to organise overnight crusades and parties during the festive season, to prevent exposure of girls to those out to ruin the lives of girls.
By Irissheel Shanzu 1 year ago
Calls for alert as girls undergo FGM during 'night parties'
Anti-FGM teams in Kenya and Uganda concerned over high cases
According to World Vision Kenya, Alale anti-FGM project officer David Krop, many girls between the ages of 10 and 15 are being cut.
By Irissheel Shanzu 1 year ago
Anti-FGM teams in Kenya and Uganda concerned over high cases
Police officer arrested after missing Form Four girl is found in his house
West Pokot sub-county Officer Commanding Police Division Kipkemboi Kiru said the girl's father reported that his daughter, who is a Form Four candidate went missing on Monday.
By Irissheel Shanzu 1 year ago
Police officer arrested after missing Form Four girl is found in his house
Three women die in search for Gold in Pokot
The three women who were in search of Gold were buried in the rubble on Tuesday morning.
By Irissheel Shanzu 1 year ago
Three women die in search for Gold in Pokot
Governor hits at former county boss over 2019 donations found stuffed in home
In 2019, residents of the three villages in West Pokot county were hit by floods and landslides.
By Irissheel Shanzu 1 year ago
Governor hits at former county boss over 2019 donations found stuffed in home
KUP outwits Ruto party to win two more seats
Kenya Union Party (KUP) candidates David Pkosing and Titus Lotee won the Pokot South and Kacheliba seats respectively in the delayed polls.
By Irissheel Shanzu 1 year ago
KUP outwits Ruto party to win two more seats
Raila Odinga pledges Sh1b fund for boda boda groups
Raila promised to roll out refresher courses for police to handle the operators with dignity. Riders urged Raila to push for the reduction of taxes that have led to increase in motorbike prices.
By Irissheel Shanzu 1 year ago
Raila Odinga pledges Sh1b fund for boda boda groups
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Raila Odinga: I'll revive Kimwarer and Arror Dams
Addressing rallies in West Pokot county, Raila also promised to construct the Sh9 billion Muruny-Siyoi dam for the benefit of the region.
By Irissheel Shanzu, Stephen Rutto 1 year ago
Raila Odinga: I'll revive Kimwarer and Arror Dams
State offers to buy livestock from drought hit families
The animals will be slaughtered and meat supplied to locals that may be starving as a result of the drought that has forced many to migrate to Uganda in search of pasture and water.
By Irissheel Shanzu 2 years ago
State offers to buy livestock from drought hit families
State offers to buy livestock from drought hit West Pokot families
Up to 1,310 cattle to be slaughtered to provide relief meat to vulnerable households. Locals urged to destock to ease pressure on pasture.
By Irissheel Shanzu 2 years ago
State offers to buy livestock from drought hit West Pokot families
West Pokot traders, residents seek permission to import cheap maize from Uganda
The locals now prefer maize flour from Uganda, which they claim is not only cheaper but also free from aflatoxin.
By Irissheel Shanzu 2 years ago
West Pokot traders, residents seek permission to import cheap maize from Uganda
KVDA embarks on fish farming in Turkwel Dam to boost production
The state corporation has been restocking fingerlings after the community raised concern over the depreciation of fish.
By Irissheel Shanzu 2 years ago
KVDA embarks on fish farming in Turkwel Dam to boost production
4,600 learners yet to join Form One in West Pokot
County Commissioner Apollo Okello has instructed area chiefs to make follow-ups on the whereabouts of the missing learners.
By Irissheel Shanzu 2 years ago
4,600 learners yet to join Form One in West Pokot
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Desperate farmers use detergents and pepper to fight army worms
Maize farmers in parts of the North Rift are staring at huge losses as destructive fall armyworms invade their farms. The pests are destroying maize plantations.
By Lynn Kolongei, Irissheel Shanzu, Edward Kosut 2 years ago
Desperate farmers use detergents and pepper to fight army worms
Teacher found dead in her house, angry villagers lynch lover
The 30-year-old teacher was found dead in her house with several stab wounds and other injuries allegedly inflicted by her boyfriend.
By Irissheel Shanzu 2 years ago
Teacher found dead in her house, angry villagers lynch lover
How West Pokot residents are dealing with high cost of living
Communities are already reeling from effects of drought. Those who have migrated say it’s cheaper to live in Uganda.
By Irissheel Shanzu 2 years ago
How West Pokot residents are dealing with high cost of living
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