Nambale MP tells Western Kenya MPs to work with Jubilee
Western Kenya MPs have been urged to set aside their political affiliations and work with the Jubilee government “for the sake of development.”
By Jane Cherotich 8 years ago
Nambale MP tells Western Kenya MPs to work with Jubilee
Man kills brother, nephew in land row
A 70-year-old man and his son were on Friday morning shot dead by his elder brother in an incident that shocked residents of Kisoko village in Nambale, Busia County.
By Jane Cherotich 8 years ago
Man kills brother, nephew in land row
Sh300,000 fine set for spitting in Busia town
Residents will be fined between Sh20,000 and Sh300,000 if found spitting within Busia town once the Busia County Waste Management Bill becomes law.
By Jane Cherotich 8 years ago
Sh300,000 fine set for spitting in Busia town
County Assembly demands answers on 28 paralysed patients, want officials fired
Busia Members of County Assembly (MCAs) on Thursday raised concern over the high rate of loss of human lives in local health facilities.
By Jane Cherotich 8 years ago
County Assembly demands answers on 28 paralysed patients, want officials fired
18 children paralysed after questionable injections from nurse
A nurse at Akichelesit Dispensary in Teso North sub-county and two other hospital workers have been suspended following an incident where 18 children became paralysed after getting injections at the facility.
By Jane Cherotich 8 years ago
18 children paralysed after questionable injections from nurse
Seven health officers suspended over death of pregnant woman in Busia
Six officers and an ambulance driver at Sio Port sub-district hospital, who were on duty when a pregnant woman died while waiting to be moved to the County Referral Hospital, have been suspended.
By Jane Cherotich 8 years ago
Seven health officers suspended over death of pregnant woman in Busia
Seven medical officers suspended over death of pregnant woman in Busia
Six officers and an ambulance driver of Sio Port sub district hospital who were on duty when a pregnant woman died while waiting to be moved to Busia County Referral Hospital after developing delivery complications have been suspended.
By Jane Cherotich 8 years ago
Seven medical officers suspended over death of pregnant woman in Busia
263 children abused in Busia
The County has, in the last one year, recorded more than 263 defilement cases, 12 of which involved boys.
By Jane Cherotich 8 years ago
263 children abused in Busia
Namwamba asks youth to register for identity cards
Budalang’i MP Ababu Namwambu wants Governor Sospeter Ojaamong (pictured) to champion the Tokelezea ID registration process in the county.
By Jane Cherotich 9 years ago
Namwamba asks youth to register for identity cards
State has lost direction in anti-graft war, says Wabukala
Constant wrangles among leaders have made the Government to lose direction in the fight against corruption, Anglican Archbishop Eliud Wabukala has said.
By Jane Cherotich 9 years ago
State has lost direction in anti-graft war, says Wabukala
Two perish in Nambale crash
Two people died after a Nissan matatu rammed into a trailer along the busy Busia-Mumias highway on Saturday.
By Jane Cherotich 9 years ago
Two perish in Nambale crash
Drug defaulters affecting war on TB
Twenty-four cases of Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) tuberculosis have been reported in the county between 2006 and 2015.
By Jane Cherotich 9 years ago
Drug defaulters affecting war on TB
Students to battle it out for top honours in regional science fair
Over 600 students will battle for top honours at this year's Busia County Science and Engineering Fair to be held at Namenya Girls High School in Bunyala sub-county.
By Jane Cherotich 9 years ago
Students to battle it out for top honours in regional science fair
I'll work with you, MP tells Ojaamong
Teso North MP Arthur Odera on Saturday declared he has buried the hatchet and will now work with Governor Sospeter Ojaamong.
By Jane Cherotich 9 years ago
I'll work with you, MP tells Ojaamong
Return our money, CRA told
A fire that broke out at a hotel and butchery in Busia on Wednesday has reignited demand for the return to the county of money erroneously given to Bungoma County by Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) in 2013.
By Jane Cherotich 9 years ago
Return our money, CRA told
Busia residents fear for their lives following shortage of anti-venom in hospitals
Residents have raised a red flag over what they term an acute shortage of anti-venom drugs.
By Jane Cherotich 9 years ago
Busia residents fear for their lives following shortage of anti-venom in hospitals
Probe launched after police mistakenly shoots ward rep
The CID department in Busia County has launched investigations into an incident where an MCA was mistakenly shot and injured on the right leg by police officers during an arrest operation of a prison escapee.
By Jane Cherotich 9 years ago
Probe launched after police mistakenly shoots ward rep
Schools refuse to join strike by teachers
Kenya Private Schools Association (KPSA), Busia branch on Thursday dismissed claims that private schools have joined ongoing teachers' strike.
By Jane Cherotich 9 years ago
Schools refuse to join strike by teachers
Shock as worshipers, reverend locked out of Alupe Diocese in Teso
It was a rare Sunday for the Anglican Church of Kenya’s Alupe Diocese believers who woke up to a rude shock, when they arrived at the church and found it locked from inside.
By Jane Cherotich 9 years ago
Shock as worshipers, reverend locked out of Alupe Diocese in Teso
Sh10m set aside for cassava plant
East African Agricultural Productivity Project (EAAPP) plans to construct a cassava processing plant in Simba Chai area of Teso South sub-county.
By Jane Cherotich 9 years ago
Sh10m set aside  for cassava plant
Border surveillance upped to curb illegal immigrants
Security officers in Busia County have intensified border surveillance to arrest illegal immigrants who take advantage of the porous borders of Busia and Malaba towns.
By Jane Cherotich 9 years ago
Border surveillance upped to curb illegal immigrants
Storm destroys classrooms in Teso
Standard Eight pupils of Ang’aro Primary school in Teso North sub-County may be forced to sit for their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exams in the open after a storm destroyed their classrooms over the weekend.
By Jane Cherotich 9 years ago
Storm destroys classrooms in Teso
Plans finalised to give Budalang'i her first university next year
Budalang'i residents are set to get a university college on their soil. Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) will early next year open a constituent college in the flood-prone area of Busia County.
By Robert Amalemba and Jane Cherotich 9 years ago
Plans finalised to give Budalang'i her first university next year
Ojaamong to run for President in 2022 election
Governor Sospeter Ojaamong, who is also the first MP to win two terms as a Teso legislator, has revealed he will vie for the presidency on the expiry of his second term in 2022.
By Jane Cherotich 9 years ago
Ojaamong to run for President in 2022 election
Busia governor Ojaamong to vie for presidency come 2022
Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong who is also the first MP to win two terms as Teso lawmaker has revealed that he will vie for Presidency upon the expiry of his second term in 2022.
By Jane Cherotich 9 years ago
Busia governor Ojaamong to vie for presidency come 2022
Governor: Controller of Budget holding back ward funds
Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has requested MCAs to review their budgets for ward projects as they wait for money to be released for implementation.
By Jane Cherotich 9 years ago
Governor: Controller of Budget holding back ward funds
Branch officials come out in defence of Ababu
Busia ODM branch has dismissed claims that Budalang'i MP Ababu Namwamba is working with the Jubilee government to undermine his party.
By Jane Cherotich 9 years ago
Branch officials come out in defence of Ababu
Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong says county ready to tackle Ebola
Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong says his government has put in place adequate measures in case of an Ebola outbreak.
By Jane Cherotich 9 years ago
Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong says county ready to tackle Ebola
Governor exchanges bitter words with Busia health workers
Drama unfolded in Busia town when area Governor Sopeter Ojaamong' and County health workers exchanged bitter words outside the Governor’s office over the state of health in the county and alleged delayed salaries.
By JANE CHEROTICH 9 years ago
Governor exchanges bitter words with Busia health workers
Teachers oppose motorcycle levy, threaten to hold demo
Teachers in Busia have threatened to hold a demonstration over a new levy targeting motorcycle riders.
By Jane Cherotich 9 years ago
Teachers oppose motorcycle levy, threaten to hold demo
Elder's body found near county official's home
village elder was murdered and his eyes gouged out in a village in Okimaru, Teso North constituency.
By Jane Cherotich 9 years ago
Elder's body found near county official's home
Interdicted Teso teacher surrenders to police after arson attack
An interdicted secondary school teacher in Teso South has surrendered to the police following arson attacks on the Principal and his deputy.
By JANE CHEROTICH 9 years ago
Interdicted Teso teacher surrenders to police after arson attack
Village elder found murdered in Teso South
Villagers from Okimaru area of Teso North constituency woke up to a rude shock Sunday morning following a tragedy where one of their own village elder was found murdered and dumped 200m from Busia’s Deputy speaker Moses Ote’s residence.
By JANE CHEROTICH 9 years ago
Village elder found murdered in Teso South
Bodies of two minors dumped by roadside in Busia
Police are investigating an incident in which two bodies were discovered by residents in Ojamii area of Angorom location, Busia County.
By JANE CHEROTICH 9 years ago
Bodies of two minors dumped by roadside in Busia
"Justice for Liz" campaign on
Human rights organisations and children's rights crusaders on Monday participated in a peaceful street march in Busia as part of the "Justice For Liz" campaign, the 16-year-old Busia girl who was gang-raped by six men, violently attacked and left for dead in Tingolo, Butula, mid last year.
By Jane Cherotich 9 years ago
"Justice for Liz" campaign on
Governor hits out at leaders over poor exam results
Leaders have been blamed for the poor education standards in Kakamega’s Malava sub-county.
By JACKLINE INYANJI and JANE CHEROTICH 10 years ago
Governor hits out at leaders over poor exam results
Devolve school funding, Busia leaders say
Leaders in Busia County have blamed the failure to devolve education to the county level and a biting shortage of teachers as some of the major contributors of poor academic performance in the sector.
By FRANCIS ONTOMWA and JANE CHEROTICH 10 years ago
Devolve school funding, Busia leaders say
Elders complain of poor HIV/Aids services in hospitals
Elders in Busia are getting a raw deal in HIV counselling and testing due to poor policies.
By By JANE CHEROTICH 10 years ago
Elders complain of poor HIV/Aids services in hospitals
Storm blows away roofs in primary school
Heavy rains over the weekend blew roofs off two classrooms and the administration block at Amagoro Primary School in Teso North.
By JANE CHEROTICH 10 years ago
Storm blows away roofs in primary school
Busia County wary of population growth
Leaders in the County government of Busia have been urged to support family planning programmes and promote male involvement in reproductive health services.
By By JANE CHEROTICH and KENEDDY OKWATCH 10 years ago
Busia County wary of population growth
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