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  • Fear of HIV surge as condom shortage hits Bungoma

    Fear of HIV surge as condom shortage hits Bungoma

    According to County Aid Control Officer Fred Barasa, the situation is dire, with many youths failing to protect themselves against sexually transmitted illnesses such as HIV.

  • Bungoma: Students in 15 centres risk missing KCPE and KPSEA exams

    Bungoma: Students in 15 centres risk missing KCPE and KPSEA exams

    The 15 private schools registered pupils but did not show up to pick materials, neither did they give a reason for their absence.

  • Governors slam Gov't for lifting GMO ban, demand involvement of farmers

    Governors slam Gov't for lifting GMO ban, demand involvement of farmers

    Governor Lusaka said the proposal to import and avail GMO maize to the Kenyan market puts local farmers at a disadvantage.This, he said, is because they will not be able to sell their products at a price commensurate to their production cost.The CoG proposed a meeting with the ministries of agricult...

  • Kakamega: Three people seriously injured after 3 vehicles involved in accident

    Kakamega: Three people seriously injured after 3 vehicles involved in accident

    The accident occurred at around mid-day on Wednesday and is said to have involved three vehicles; a lorry, matatu, and a canter.Confirming the incident, the inspector in charge of the Northern Corridor Joashua Nyasimi said the truck which was heading to Uganda rammed the matatu, resulting in the cra...

  • Bursary scam: How Bungoma County gov’t paid over Ksh.19M for ‘ghost’ students

    Bursary scam: How Bungoma County gov’t paid over Ksh.19M for ‘ghost’ students

    The task-force revealed massive irregularities with cases of ghost students, overpayments to schools, and many undeserving students benefiting while the needy were left out.The audit carried out on 46 out of 522 benefiting schools lifted the lid on alleged irregular dealings. In six of the schools s...

  • MP Didmus Barasa returns to Kimilili after court lifts order barring him from Bungoma County

    MP Didmus Barasa returns to Kimilili after court lifts order barring him from Bungoma County

    Barasa pleaded not guilty to the murder of Brian Olunga on August 9, 2022 at Chebukwabi village in Kimilili.Olunga was an aide to Brian Khaemba, who was seeking to oust Barasa from the Kimilili Parliamentary seat at the August polls.Barasa was on August 24, 2022 released on a Ksh.10 million bond, wi...

  • President Ruto urged not to field UDA candidate in Bungoma Senatorial race

    President Ruto urged not to field UDA candidate in Bungoma Senatorial race

    Majimbo said the party had endorsed David Wafula Wakoli to contest for the seat that was left vacant after Moses Wetangula was elected as National Assembly Speaker.

  • Blow to Ogieks as court orders them out of Mt. Elgon forest

    Blow to Ogieks as court orders them out of Mt. Elgon forest

    The Ogiek community living at Chepkitale area in Mt Elgon Forest had sued the government for evicting them from their ancestral land and gazetting it as a National Game Reserve.Delivering the ruling, a three judge-bench led by justice Boaz Olao in said the community should vacate the forest without...

  • Sirisia residents demonstrate over imprisonment of MP Waluke

    Sirisia residents demonstrate over imprisonment of MP Waluke

    MP Waluke was sentenced to a 67-year jail term by the High Court.The residents staged demonstrations and barricaded the Lwakhakha-Sirisia Road with stones.

  • Magoha: CBC contractors will be paid by the new government

    Magoha: CBC contractors will be paid by the new government

    Magoha said the delays in payment are as a result of the transition of the financial year and the new government.He lauded the contractors who had ensured the government completes the classes before the end of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s tenure.The CS asked his successor in the ministry to ensure the...