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POLITICS

What Residents of Mokowe, Lamu Did to DP Ruto's Motorcade as He Arrived for a Mega Rally -Video

Deputy President, William Ruto was accompanied by the paucity of leaders allied to him with the Kenya Kwanza movement. Led by Amani National Congress Party boss, Mudavadi, Wetangula among others have today continued to pitch their tents in Lamu county -a region perceived to be OrangevDemocratic Movement party boss, Raila Odinga's turf.

  1 month ago ago
What Residents of Mokowe, Lamu Did to DP Ruto's Motorcade as He Arrived for a Mega Rally -Video

SOCIETY

One Killed, Another Injured by Police Land Cruiser in Lamu

User A passenger died on the spot while the rider of the motorbike they were travelling in escaped with serious injuries when they were hit by a police land cruiser in Lamu over the weekend. Speaking to Opera News Hub, Lamu County Police Commander, Moses Murithi confirmed that the accident occurred on the main highway along the Mokowe-Hindi Road at the Kenya Forest Research Institute (KEFRI) Junction.

  5 months ago ago
One Killed, Another Injured by Police Land Cruiser in Lamu

POLITICS

Ruto Warmly Received in Mokowe Friday Morning As He Begins His Rallies in Lamu Today

After holding a press conference on Friday morning, Ruto and his batallion have already begun to campaign ahead of their Mega rally in the area. He has already landed in Mokowe were several local politicians have already graced the event to get to hear from the UDA presidential candidate.

  1 month ago ago
Ruto Warmly Received in Mokowe Friday Morning As He Begins His Rallies in Lamu Today

CRIME

Kiambu Police Recover Al-Shabaab Artillery in Rent Defaulter's House

Police within Githurai 45, Kiambu on Friday, May 01, recovered suspected Al-shabaab artillery in a a tenant's house. Police working on a tip off from raided a house of Paul Mwangangi who abandoned the house in July 2019 and his whereabouts are yet to be established. According to a police report filled at Githurai Kimbo police station, the men in blue uniform broke into the said house and recovered, three smoke granade, one very cartridge, two white T-shirts with Al-shabaab writings, a military jungle and as

  2 years ago ago
Kiambu Police Recover Al-Shabaab Artillery in Rent Defaulter's House

ENVIRONMENT

Lions, Buffaloes Find Solace in People’s Homes as Drought Ravages Lamu

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.

  7 months ago ago
Lions, Buffaloes Find Solace in People’s Homes as Drought Ravages Lamu

SOCIETY

What Happened In Lamu That Will Break The Hearts Of Many Kenyans

A terrible accident occured in Lamu Yesterday evening at the Mokowe Jetty.Four people were injured, one critically after an over speeding boat they were travelling in lost control and hit a seawall in Lamu.

  1 year ago ago
What Happened In Lamu That Will Break The Hearts Of Many Kenyans

LIFESTYLE

Panic In Lamu After A Boat Bursts Into Flames In The Middle of The Ocean (Video)

There was panic in Lamu county waters after a boat caught fire while cruising from one area to another while ferrying Miraa popularly known as khat. According to sources, two people were on board when the fire broke out on the boart. The duo sustained burn injuries as they were attempting to save themselves. The boat was moving from a place called Mokowe to Kiunga. It is believed the two were going to sell miraa to Kiunga when the unfortunate accident occurred. The cause of the fire is still not established

  1 year ago ago
Panic In Lamu After A Boat Bursts Into Flames In The Middle of The Ocean (Video)

SPORTS

Panic as Boat Bursts Into Flames With People on Board -VIDEO

Boat on Fire at past Source/Courtesy The boat was ferrying khat when it burst into flames at a place called Kui located few kilometres from Lamu County in the coast region. According to Citizen TV, two people who onboard escaped death by a whisker. The TV station reported on Saturday afternoon that two people were seriously injured after a boat they were transporting miraa in caught fire in the Indian Ocean in Kui area a few kilometres from Kiunga in Lamu County. The two were from Mokowe and were transporting

  1 year ago ago
Panic as Boat Bursts Into Flames With People on Board -VIDEO

BUSINESS

KURA Announces Completion Of Mokowe Township Road Which Is Set To Woo Investment Into Lamu

User The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) has announced substantial completion of the ongoing construction of the Sh 1.1 billion Mokowe Township Road in Lamu County. The 15-kilometre road project commenced in May, 2017 and was expected to be completed by November last year. Speaking during a tour to inspect and commission the completed section of the road,Kura Director of Policy Strategy and Compliance, Mohamed Abdulrashid revealed that a total of 8.9 out of the 15-kilometres road lane was complete and functioning,

  1 year ago ago
KURA Announces Completion Of Mokowe Township Road Which Is Set To Woo Investment Into Lamu

ENVIRONMENT

Over 200,000 Heads of Livestock Migrate to Lamu From Neighbouring Counties as Drought Persists

User At least 200,000 heads of livestock have been brought to Lamu from other counties in search of water and pasture as the drought season continues to bite. The livestock, mostly cows, goats and sheep have been brought to the county by herders from Tana River and Garissa counties after their pasture lands were depleted owing to the ravaging drought.

  8 months ago ago
Over 200,000 Heads of Livestock Migrate to Lamu From Neighbouring Counties as Drought Persists

SOCIETY

New Directive Brings Sanity to Vehicle, Boat Operators, Touts And Tour Guides In Lamu

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.

  8 months ago ago
New Directive Brings Sanity to Vehicle, Boat Operators, Touts And Tour Guides In Lamu

SOCIETY

Over 100,000 Residents Facing Hunger As Drought Bites in Lamu

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.

  8 months ago ago
Over 100,000 Residents Facing Hunger As Drought Bites in Lamu

BUSINESS

Sh 1.1 Billion Mokowe Urban Road to be Ready by December-KURA

User The ongoing construction of the 15 kilometre Mokowe Urban Road in Lamu County is now at 67 percent completion rate. The Sh 1.1 billion road project is being undertaken by the Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) and the entire work started in May 2017. The initial end date of the project was in November, 2019. Speaking to journalists this week, KURA Assistant Director of Corporate Communication, John Cheboi said the road will now be completed by December, 2020. Mr Cheboi cited the ongoing Covid-19 crisis

  1 year ago ago
Sh 1.1 Billion Mokowe Urban Road to be Ready by December-KURA

SOCIETY

The Hunter Becomes Hunted, Police Vehicle Detained After Accident With A Motorcyclist

A police vehicle is being detained at Mokowe police station, Lamu County after it was involved in a accident with a motorcycle, killing one the pillion passenger. The accident happened along the Mokowe Hindi road which happens to be some few metres from the Kenya Forest Research institute.

  5 months ago ago
The Hunter Becomes Hunted, Police Vehicle Detained After Accident With A Motorcyclist

ECONOMY-FINANCE

Relief for Mokowe Residents As Sh 17.2 Million Sanitation Project Gets Ready

User More than 5000 residents of Mokowe and surrounding areas in Lamu are a happy lot after a Sh 17.2 million sanitation project that has been ongoing in the area for the last ten months was completed. The project which has currently improved the general sanitation levels and hygiene within Mokowe Township and its environs was financed by the Kenyan Government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It was implemented by the Water Sector Trust Fund (WSTF) in coordination with the Lamu Water and Sewerage Company

  1 year ago ago
Relief for Mokowe Residents As Sh 17.2 Million Sanitation Project Gets Ready

CRIME

Lamu Commissioner Proposes Harsh Punishment For Child Defilers and Rapists As Cases Increase

User Lamu County Commissioner Irungu Macharia has shocked the public after instructing women and girls undergoing domestic and gender based violence as well as rape and defilement to deal with the men perpetrators ruthlessly including chopping off their male organs. Addressing the public at Mokowe Secondary School Grounds during a women’s event, Mr Macharia said cases of rape and defilement are rampant, especially in Hindi, Mpeketoni, Basuba and other parts of Lamu. Mr Macharia said it is worrying that ca

  2 years ago ago
Lamu Commissioner Proposes Harsh Punishment For Child Defilers and Rapists As Cases Increase

EDUCATION

Pupils in Mokowe Arid Zone Primary School at Risk of Getting Attacked By Wild Animals

Mokowe Arid Zone Primary School is a school in the coast region , Lamu County. Photo courtesy It is a mixed boarding school with a population of 600 students. The students are in risk of getting attacks from wild animals since the school lacks electricity in the premises. The school has 8 dorms, 4 are for girls and the other 4 are for boys. The school lack even a security light in the toilets or in the dorms which makes it hard for the students to survive at night. The students sleep in fear since snakes are

  1 year ago ago
Pupils in Mokowe Arid Zone Primary School at Risk of Getting Attacked By Wild Animals

BUSINESS

Sh 599 Million Mokowe Jetty to Be Ready By December 2020, Eight Months Ahead Of Schedule

User The ongoing construction of the Mokowe Custom Jetty in Lamu County will be completed by December this year which is eight months ahead of schedule, the government has said. Speaking to Opera News Hub on Tuesday, Structural Engineer in the State Department of Public Works Hillary Nyaanga revealed that the Sh 599 million project was initially expected to be ready in August, 2021. Mr Nyaanga however said the construction is so far at 50 percent completion rate and that the contractor has promised to deliv

  2 years ago ago
Sh 599 Million Mokowe Jetty to Be Ready By December 2020, Eight Months Ahead Of Schedule

CRIME

761 Bags of Smuggled Fish Destroyed in Lamu

761 bags of dried Fish that was Smuggled from Somalia have been destroyed and burnt by the Kenyan government led by Lamu county commissioner Joseph Kanyiri. The items were nabbed at Mokowe in Lamu, while enroute to Mombasa. The Fish was to be unpacked at Mombasa and distributed across the country. Last year the Kenyan government banned fishing off the coast near Somalia border to prevent illegal smuggling of Fish. Somalia waters are some of the world's largest producers of valuable Fish. However lack of pro

  2 years ago ago
761 Bags of Smuggled Fish Destroyed in Lamu

POLITICS

Lamu Youth Demand For ID Cards

User The national government has been accused of failing to issue national identity cards to residents in Lamu. Locals interviewed from various parts of the county said they have not been able to acquire national identity cards despite attaining the age of 18 years and above. Villages which are worst affected by lack of IDs among youth and even the aged are those on the Lamu-Somalia border including Kiunga, Ishakani, Ras Kamboni, Madina, Kiwayu and Mkokoni. Other villages where youth also lack IDs include B

  2 years ago ago
Lamu Youth Demand For ID Cards