Panic, anxiety and Worry have now rocked Deputy President William Ruto's UDA Party and Tangatanga camp at large. This follows the confirmation of reports that Former Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Hon Mwangi Kiunjuri, Moses Kuria have already started popularizing their "small" parties in regions perceived as UDA strongholds, a move political analysts have argued that will automatically complicate Ruto's attempts to outdo Raila in the coast.
User Lamu residents are alarmed by the increased cases of deaths and injuries caused by wildlife, particularly buffaloes since the drought spell kicked in in the country. The latest report recorded is that of a 40-year-old Ahmed Abdalla who was trampled to death by over 20 buffaloes that invaded him at his farm in Kwasasi Village, Lamu West a week ago.
User Leah Wangui Gitau is 123 years old. She is a resident of Umoja Village in Mpeketoni,Lamu West. Ms Gitau is a mother to 16 children,including 14 daughters and two sons. However, eight of his children have so far died while the other eight are still alive.
Former Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri has formally welcomed famous politician Hon. Julius Ndegwa to The Service Party of Kenya. Photo courtesy The leader who is from Lamu, Coast region is a former legislator and his entrance to the party led by Kiunjuri seems a strategy to run for a political seat in 2022.
Deputy President William Ruto ( Photo Courtesy) There was a time it appeared as if Deputy President William Ruto was enjoying the backing of nearly all Jubilee Party Governors in his quest to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta. This is no longer the case. It is worth to note that as of today, only two Governors outside his Rift Valley region backyard are still backing his presidential bid with Lamu's Fahim Twaha being the latest to officially cross over to ODM leader Raila Odinga's camp.
User The Kenya Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Council (KENTTEC) has commenced a mass dipping and spraying campaign aimed at completely eradicating tsetse flies and creating a disease-free zone in Lamu County. The exercise is majorly intended to boost export marketing of animals and livestock products from Lamu via the new Lamu Port (Lapsset) project.
User Lamu residents are a worried lot as dangerous animals, including buffaloes, lions and hippopotamuses continue to roam freely in people’s homesteads as drought continues to ravage the region. On Monday, residents of Mokowe Town in Lamu West walk up to a rude shock when they spot a huge buffalo that was relaxing in a trench by the roadside.
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Deputy President William Ruto's six days tour to the Coastal region is coming closer to an end as the UDA team headed to Mpeketoni, Lamu West Constituency for their empowerment rally. There were several top leaders accompanying Deputy President William Ruto, with former Mombasa County Senator Hassan Omar making a major claim that excited Kenyans.
Police officer reported missing found murdered and body dumped in a thicket in Matondoni area. Two bottles of wine were found beside the deceased. The deceased is alleged to have left shortly on Monday evening telling his family members that he is going to meet a friend in town but never came back prompting them to file a missing person report to the lamu town police station.
User Residents of Manda-Maweni in Lamu County have again come out to complain over increased snakes invading their village since the drought spell kicked in. Manda-Maweni Village is found in Lamu West Sub-County and is mostly occupied by quarry workers. The village has a population of over 2000 people.
User Meet Lamu’s Oldest Quarry Worker, Irungu Maina. The father of 11 has been doing the job since 1981. Mr Maina is 68 years old. However, every time you visit Manda-Maweni, a remote village in Lamu West, you are likely to spot this old man holding his hoe while inside one of the quarries courageously doing the job of making building blocks.
User Lamu elders have vowed to place a curse on the recently opened Lamu Port (Lapsset) if the government and the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) fails to solve the locals’ grievances surrounding the project. The Lamu Port was officially opened by President Uhuru Kenyatta on May 20th this year in an event that saw the first cargo vessel, MV CAP Carmel from Singapore dock at the facility’s first berths in Kililana, Lamu West.
User Just weeks after the security department in Lamu launched a campaign to curb tourists and visitors from harassment, including ensuring boat operators, vehicle operators and tour guides conduct their activities in an organized manner, Opera News Hub has established that the new rule has been implemented with all the concerned individuals complying.
Kenyans have elicited mixed reactions over the overwhelming welcome accorded to the Deputy President William Ruto during his just Concluded tour in the Coast region. Ruto who had been Camping in the the Coast region selling the Hustler Nation Bottom-up economic model. He concluded his days visit in the region at the Mkunguni Square, Lamu West, Lamu County where he was accompanied by a group of leaders both from Coastal Region and other parts of the Country.
User The Lamu Youth Assembly has raised major concerns which they say must be addressed now that the Lamu Port has been operationalized by President Uhuru Kenyatta. President Kenyatta officially opened the Lamu Port on May 20 this year at the facility’s site in Kililana, Lamu West.
User About Sh100 million is needed for to urgently address drought situation in Lamu County. Lamu County Commissioner, Irungu Macharia says more than 90,000 people are facing hunger due to the ongoing drought in the county. Addressing journalists at Mokowe after convening an emergency meeting with various stakeholders to deliberate on drought effects, Mr Macharia said farmers in the region were unable to harvest this year after very little rainfall was recorded.
User Residents in Lamu are pushing for the establishment of a High Court station in the county to help bring its services closer to wananchi. The entire Lamu County has only two Magistrate’s Courts situated in Lamu Town and Mpeketoni, all in Lamu West constituency. Lamu East constituents are only served through mobile courts due to the geographical challenges facing the area where most villages are situated within remote islands where movement is only by water.
User Former Lamu Deputy Governor, Eric Mugo has declared interest to vie for the top county seat in the forthcoming 2022 General Election. Mr Mugo who deputized Ex-Governor Issa Timamy between 2013 and 2017 says he has all the leadership qualities, having already served the people of Lamu during his five-year tenure as Deputy Governor.
Fishermen affected by the Lamu Port (Lapsset) project have accused the national government of shortchanging them after failing to honour a promise to have them compensated before the port is operationalised. Last Thursday, President Uhuru Kenyatta officially commissioned the port in an event that saw the first cargo vessel dock at the facility’s first berth in Kililana, Lamu West.
A 41-year-old missing ECD school teacher was today found raped and murdered and body dumped in bush in Witu area, Lamu West Sub-County in Lamu County. A herdsboy is said to be looking after his animals when he discovered the body of the deceased and notified the police.