Fishermen lose Sh800, 000 in lake raid
Kenyan fishermen were on Friday attacked and fish worth over Sh800,000 taken away by armed men believed to be Ugandan solders.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
Fishermen lose Sh800, 000 in lake raid
CS Keter names hot spots in fuel adulteration
Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter has named three towns notorious for fishy fuel deals.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
CS Keter names hot spots in fuel adulteration
Kisumu County provides patients with drugs to stop heroine abuse
It was set up because of rampant abuse of the drug. County Secretary and Chief Officer of Health Ojwang' Lusi said the centre, which began operations in January has been attending to 26 male and five female patients.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
Kisumu County provides patients with drugs to stop heroine abuse
Why fishermen are turning to sand harvesting along Lake Victoria
Mention Lake Victoria and what comes to mind is fish. But things are changing pretty fast at the lakeside town and after years of depleting fish stock in the lake, dozens of residents in Nyanza have resorted to sand harvesting to eke out a living.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
Why fishermen are turning to sand harvesting along Lake Victoria
NYS to remove water hyacinth in Lake Victoria
The national government plans to fast-track the manual removal of water hyacinth in Lake Victoria by recruiting 500 youths.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
 NYS to remove water hyacinth in Lake Victoria
Lake victoria boats to have number plates by April
The Ministry of Fisheries will provide all 14,000 water vessels in Lake Victoria with number plates from next month.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
Lake victoria boats to have number plates by April
Pepper wiped away bitterness after my husband's death, Kisumu farmer says
On December 18, 2003, Philister Achieng’ made a promise to her dying husband – that she will work hard on their farm and ensure their children are taken care of.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
Pepper wiped away bitterness after my husband's death, Kisumu farmer says
SURVEY: Kisumu has least number of toilets in its beaches
Fifty nine per cent of fish landing sites in Kisumu County do not have toilets, compromising sanitation along the beaches, a recent survey commissioned by the Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project Phase two (Lvemp II).
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
SURVEY: Kisumu has least number of toilets in its beaches
Hyacinth harvester invented in Kisumu
The Kisumu National Polytechnic has invented a water hyacinth harvesting machine that will cost Sh9m to assemble.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
Hyacinth harvester invented in Kisumu
Obtain permits, owners of 1,000 Lake Victoria fish farmers told
More than 1,000 fish cages in Lake Victoria have not been authorised, the State has revealed.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
Obtain permits, owners of 1,000 Lake Victoria fish farmers told
Homa Bay's sand harvesting nightmare
Only the dead are allowed to live six feet below the earth. But in Kobala village, Homa Bay County, some dead people live six feet above where the living should reside.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
Homa Bay's sand harvesting nightmare
Obtain permits, owners of 1,000 fish cages in Lake Victoria told
Kenya Fisheries officer Robert Wanyama said the owners of the more than 2,000 cages in the lake should seek permits from the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture and the National Environment Management Authority (Nema).
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
Obtain permits, owners of 1,000 fish cages in Lake Victoria told
Government to spend Sh300m in refurbishing three historic sites
Culture and Sports CS Hassan Wario said yesterday that this is a part of the Government's initiative to document 100 monuments across the country as national heritage sites.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
Government to spend Sh300m in refurbishing three historic sites
Kisumu milk production is below demand, says board
Only 37 per cent of milk consumed in Kisumu is produced locally, the Kenya Dairy Board (KDB) has said.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
Kisumu milk production is below demand, says board
Sh215m insurance payout offers relief to drought-hit pastoralists
Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett said in a statement yesterday the livestock insurance plan targeting six counties is meant to cushion farmers against the effects of the drought.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
Sh215m insurance payout offers relief to drought-hit pastoralists
East African regional bloc steps up war on water hyacinth and pollution to save Lake Victoria
The East African Community partner states have agreed to renew the war on water hyacinth.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
East African regional bloc steps up war on water hyacinth and pollution to save Lake Victoria
Over 247 ODM women leaders in campaign to woo new voters
More than 247 ODM women leaders have embarked on mobilising residents to register as voters. The women aim to reach at least half of the number targeted by the time the registration deadline elapses.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
Over 247 ODM women leaders in campaign to woo new voters
Mentally ill man left Kisumu home for work, hasn't returned
The family of David Omenda, 48, and a resident of Nyalenda Estate in Kisumu County, has been going through a traumatising moment for the last two months.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
Mentally ill man left Kisumu home for work, hasn't returned
Ray of hope in fight against HIV in women
The Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) has embarked on a new Sh5.2 million study on HIV and Aids.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
Ray of hope in fight against HIV in women
Four-year-old still missing, four months after disappearing from Nairobi home
Monica Makhungu, 4, was last seen on October 1, 2016 next to their area of residence at Mukuru kwa Reuben Mpya kwa Reli.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
Four-year-old still missing, four months after disappearing from Nairobi home
‘Life is too short to waste it begging’
I am a trained journalist and worked as a news producer at Urban Radio for a year, and had a short stint as an intern at Radio Sahara. I shifted to online writing which I have practised for more than a year now.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
‘Life is too short to waste it begging’
Party leader now accuses Nasa of discrimination
Citizens Convention Party (CCP) leader Grace Akumu has accused the Opposition of discriminating against women party leaders when different political outfits met at Bomas of Kenya last week.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
Party leader now accuses Nasa of discrimination
Water quality improves in Kisumu, Homa Bay, Bomet counties
No one has ever sat down to imagine that they are consuming water that is contaminated by raw and and partially treated municipal and industrial effluents. It is nauseating to even picture it.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
Water quality improves in Kisumu, Homa Bay, Bomet counties
Appeal for help as four traders trapped in Lake Victoria
Standard photojournalist Denish Ochieng noticed through zoomed lenses that the trapped Ugandans were also trying to get water out of their boat using a yellow tin, an indication that the boat they were in could have been leaking.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
Appeal for help as four traders trapped in Lake Victoria
Kisumu hospitals deny patients deaths following doctor’s strike
Administrators in two hospitals in Kisumu have claimed that the facilities have not registering any deaths despite the doctors' strike.
By Harold Odhiambo and Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
Kisumu hospitals deny patients deaths following doctor’s strike
Agency condemns plan to lower age of consent
Reducing the consent age for sex age from 18 to 16 will increase rape or sexual assault cases in Kenya, Nyanza Initiative for Girls’ Education & Empowerment (NIGEE) founder Dr Kawango Agot has warned.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
Agency condemns plan to lower age of consent
Stop bullying teachers, Nyanza education official told
The official claimed that senior Ministry of Education officers were colluding with parents to ensure that about 16 head teachers are interdicted for a crime they have not committed.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
Stop bullying teachers, Nyanza education official told
11 killed in Nyakach road accident
Eleven people were Thursday morning killed when the matatu they were travelling in from Sirare to Kisumu veered off the road and hit a ditch at Pap Onditi.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
11 killed in Nyakach road accident
ODM MPs hint at boycott if polls law standoff is not resolved
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) legislators have said they will be reluctant to participate in this year's General Election if the controversy surrounding the electoral reforms Bill is not resolved amicably.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
ODM MPs hint at boycott if polls law standoff is not resolved
Investors urged to give locals supply tenders
The Kisumu County government has urged businesses to source goods locally to uplift suppliers.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
Investors urged to give locals supply tenders
Helpless child deserted as patients leave hospitals
Medics have abandoned a four-year-old parent-less child as they downed their tools at the Kisumu County Hospital.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
Helpless child deserted as patients leave hospitals
Initiative sees 38 patients in Kisumu benefit from free ear surgery
More than 38 patients with ear complications have undergone free surgery at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
Initiative sees 38 patients in Kisumu benefit from free ear surgery
Is this the end of free Wi-Fi?
The era of free Internet services through Wi-Fi in hotels, organisations, learning institutions and public venues like shopping malls and airports could be coming to an end.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
Is this the end of free Wi-Fi?
Fida to put up centres in poll violence fight
Federation of Women Lawyers will roll out situation rooms to help female aspirants against 'political thuggery' ahead of polls.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
Fida to put up centres in poll violence fight
Land agency in Sh350m drive to end corruption
The National Land Commission (NLC) has invested Sh350 million in digitisation processes to curb corruption. The commission said it was limiting physical contact between officers and clients.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
Land agency in Sh350m drive to end corruption
Putting an end to child TB
When Okuku (not his real name) became ill at the beginning of the year, nothing could have prepared the mother for what awaited her.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
Putting an end to child TB
Two die after matatu rams into a kiosk along Kakamega-Kisumu road
A 12-year pupil was among two people who died after a vehicle that lost control along Kakamega-Kisumu road knocked them down.
By Harold Odhiambo and Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
Two die after matatu rams into a kiosk along Kakamega-Kisumu road
Ambitious plan for Sh50 billion special hospitals as 13 counties pool resources
Counties forming the Lake Region Economic Bloc have embarked on a grand plan to construct specialised hospitals worth over Sh50 billion.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
Ambitious plan for Sh50 billion special hospitals as 13 counties pool resources
Mtukudzi: Give me your finest from Kisumu for a collabo
World renowned Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mtukudzi has announced his intention to collaborate with a fine artist from Kisumu.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
Mtukudzi: Give me your finest from Kisumu for a collabo
Kisumu hoteliers threaten to withdraw services over debts
Led by the Kenya Association of Hotel Keepers and Caterers Western Region Chair William Orondo, the hoteliers have now threatened to withdraw services until they receive their full payment.
By Maureen Odiwuor 7 years ago
Kisumu hoteliers threaten to withdraw services over debts
HIV kits maker, State in Sh9.7m 'grant' battle
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