A project that has been given grace period of 7 days for newly graduated NYS under officers to place their online application is now done. Unlike other years that all the service men & women located in various units including Witu, Hindi, Mombasa, Tumaini, Kirmol, Lambwe, Garissa, Gilgil, Tarbo, Naivasha etc have exempted from taking artisans of D- but instead do it according to their grades eg.
A team part of the Kenya Defense Forces personnel(KDF), drawn from 5 Kenya Rifles(5KR)has warmed the hearts of Kenyans. This is following their ongoing charitable services. They have and still offering to residents of Witu and Pandanguo in Lamu County.
Two thieves narrowly escaped death today morning after they were allegedly caught red-handed stealing a motorcycle at Witu area in Lamu county. The suspects who are said to be notorious criminals from Mpeketoni were found with the motorcycle stolen from a bodaboda rider at night. An alarm was raised and hundreds of members of the public turned up and subjected them to thorough beating. Some used rungus while others punched them which caused serious injuries on the suspects' bodies. The thieves sustained in
User The pastoralist communities in Lamu have blamed encroachers for invading their pasturelands in the region. The pastoralists, mostly the Orma, Kore, Sanye and Somali in Witu, Mkunumbi, Mpeketoni and Hindi Divisions complained that they have no place to graze their animals as encroachers have continued to occupy their pasturelands without considering the needs of the herders.
The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), has recently released out the six mega infrastructure projects in which they are funding at the coastal region. In detailed report by the Star, most of the projects have been procured by the national government through KeNHA while others are procured in partnership with other agencies. The greatest part of these projects involves refurbishment of the old local roads in the area to modern standards. Some of the small projects are already completed while others are
A boda boda rider identified as Wanje Kaingu Ngowa, has been arrested after marrying a 12 year old girl, who is in class three for almost a week in his house. According to the neighbours, the 20 year old suspect used to take foodstuffs to the girl's house after her mother left to nurse their sick relative at king fahad hospital.The alleged man took advantage of the family's poverty and married the girl. The girl was reported missing a week ago where the nyumba kumi officials launched a search for the girl immediately
User The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has identified at least six areas that have become hot spots of human-wildlife conflict in Lamu County. The areas include Witu, Mikinduni,Widho, Mkunumbi, Majembeni and some parts of Hindi Division, particularly those bordering the Boni forest.
User The national government is yet to complete the intended infrastructural projects within the Linda Boni Operation zones six years on. The projects which include roads and airstrips were to be set up strategically to aid movement of security officers in the ongoing multi-agency security operation in the areas following constant Al-Shabaab attacks. The national government launched the operation in September 2015 with a key objective being to destabilize and de-operationalize the Al-Shabaab’s elite group
User At least Sh55 million has been set aside by the County Government of Lamu to help mitigate the effects of drought. The money will be spent as follows; Sh30 million will go into the provision of relief food and other humanitarian assistance to be distributed to all the needy residents affected by the ongoing drought.
In my escapades in Lamu county there was one thing that caught my eye.Manyattas in plain view and large herds of white cattle all the way from Garsen , Witu areas all the way to Lamu. The site of camels and goats in large flocks is what you enjoy as you traverse this beautiful county.And I remember the days when nomadic Pastrolism was just some fantasy in books, when the teacher looked like he is giving you some lullaby.
Many youths in Lamu are living in Poverty, no jobs yet the standards of living are becoming more expensive as times go by. So far, many youths are engaging in very vicious activities to earn a living, many of them are of now engaging in robbery while others have resolved in using drugs, this in return has lead to high teenage pregnancies in the area Recently, tension has risen in Lamu as the county Commissioners fear that soon many youths might join Alshabaab to make quick cash, this will be so far the worst
The COVID-19 situation in the country has come along with a myriad of challenges for the girl child ranging from physical and emotional abuse to some of them exchanging sexual activities for money to purchase basic needs like food and sanitary pads This led to president Uhuru Kenyatta to issue a presidential directive to the agencies responsible to bring the perpetrators to book so as to tame the increasing cases of sexual exploitation of young girls The Daily Nation reports another heartbreaking incident involving
User Stringent measures will be taken against those who will go against the ban on transportation, sell and consumption of miraa and muguka in Lamu County. Lamu County Commissioner Irungu Macharia has warned, insisting that several transporters have already been intercepted at Gamba, Minjila and Witu areas while ferrying miraa from Meru to Lamu County this week and their consignment torched publicly. Mr Macharia said the government will not hesitate to burn more miraa and muguka until the transporters fully
User The Boni minority community members in Lamu have pleaded with the government to allow them venture into the Boni forest during this period of Coronavirus crisis. The Boni people have for decades been depending on the dense Boni forest for their livelihood, including hunting, gathering of wild fruits, honey harvesting among other activities. However, the Boni forest was declared a no-go zone since 2015 after the national government launched the ongoing multi-agency security operation Linda Boni which
A police Motor vehicle. Photo Courtesy A 20-year old man have been arrested after he allegedly married s class three pupil in Witu division Lamu county. The neighbours who spoke to Nation stated that, the man by the name Wanje Kaingu Ngowa used to frequent the victims home to give her food stuffs. The 12 Year old girl was left with her siblings by their mother at home and went to take care of an ailing relative at King Farad hospital. That's when the man took advantage of her. After the girl was reported missing,
A 20-year-old man alleged to have married a class 3 pupil has been arrested.The man,a bodaboda operator comes from a village in Witu division in Lamu west. It is said that the suspect married and stayed with the minor for one week in his house.According to the locals,the mother of the victim had been away nursing a sick relative at King Fahad Hospital.The man took advantage of her absence and frequented the home with lots of goodies for the young girl. “The man used to bring food to the girl for quite some
Meet a tribe in Kenya which is facing Extinction today. The dahalo community will soon disappear completely from the World. Dahalo community is commonly known as Sanye in Mukunumbi in Witu, Lamu county. Currently they have a population of less than 1000 people. This includes the elderly and young children in it according to a publication in the star Kenya. Because of their population they have no government job, even being employed is a mere dream to them. At the same time they have no roads in their territory.
User Lamu residents are angered by an ongoing behavior by police to take bribes from suspects arrested for failing to wear face masks aimed at protecting them from contracting Covid-19. Police in various Lamu towns, including Witu, Mpeketoni and Lamu Old Town are accused of fleecing the locals by demanding between Sh 2000 and Sh 3000 from those arrested for failure to wear the face masks in order to release them from police stations. Kenyans are required to wear the face masks while in public places as one
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.
A bodaboda rider man has been arrested in Lamu county for marrying a class 3 pupil in Witu Division that's Lamu West. The 20-year-old man by the name Wanje Kaingu Ngowa,a suspect of this matter is allegedly reported to have stayed with this 12-year- old class 3 girl for a week. The man got a golden chance of accessing the girl through frequent visits at the home of the victim to bring foodstuffs. Immediately he realized that the girl had been left behind with her siblings by their mother who had gone to nurse