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Sorghum cushions Kenyan farmers from erratic rains

George Oduor, a farmer in Siaya County in western Kenya, harvested 18 bags of sorghum from his one acre land in late April. ...
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At least 8 killed in clashes in western Kenya

Authorities in Kenya's western region on Tuesday confirmed that eight people were killed in Bungoma country a suspected revenge attack. Bungoma County Commissioner Joshua Chepcheing'...
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Food crop cassava changing lives in western Kenya

A group of farmers in the region have ventured into adding value to organic crop, hence boosting their yield. Isaiah Odongo, a...
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Informal lenders provide lease of life to Kenyan teachers

Grace Ombachi, a primary school teacher in Vihiga County of Western Kenya, dreads Wednesdays because of the huge financial obligation associated with it since...

Kenya’s electoral body identified 1.43 million new voters

The Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) said data from each county received at close of business indicates that Nairobi City County had...
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High wages lure construction workers from rural Kenya to Nairobi

by Bedah Mengo "He was building rental units and wanted to work with someone he trusts. Since I had constructed his house in Kakamega,...
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Flash floods kill 7 in Western Kenya

Homa Bay County police commander John Omusanga said Saturday the commuter mini bus was washed away by flood when its driver attempted to cross...
Doctors

Alarm as Kenyan doctors quit public service

Kenneth Otieno is busy attending to his patients at a clinic he operates in Kisumu County, Western Kenya when we visit Wednesday. It is...
Tourism

Traders benefit from booming tourism sector in western Kenya

By Robert Manyara Winfrida Nafula sat patiently on one of the huge rocks at Marenga Beach along the shores of Lake Victoria in Busia...
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Misuse of mosquito nets fans malaria spread in western Kenya

Maryanne Wekesa tills her vegetable garden in Vihiga, western Kenya with all her passion. The vegetable garden is the only source of income for...
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Youths in Kenya find ingenious way to raise income

by Robert Manyara Youths in Kenya are increasingly adopting ingenious ways of raising an income as securing formal employment turns out to be an...
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Malaria deaths worry residents in western Kenya

When Joan Wekesa took her four-year-old son to Kakamega County Teaching and Referral hospital in Western Kenya on Saturday afternoon, she knew she would...
education

Kenyan universities take top courses to rural towns

The desire to join one of the top universities in Kenya has been a dream for Mary Awino, who sat her Kenya Certificate of...

Police arrest terror suspect in northwest Kenya

Kenya's security officers said on Tuesday they are holding a terror suspect who was arrested in Lodwar town in northwest region on terrorism suspicion....

Six killed in western Kenya road accidents

Six people were killed in two road accidents in western Kenya on Thursday, police said. In one accident, four people died...
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Kenyan troops in Somali land will remain at post

The Kenyan government on Sunday maintained it will not withdraw its troops from Somalia as being demanded by Somali militants. Deputy President William Ruto...
Floods

Floods in Western Kenya Have Destroyed Lives and property

Seven people, among them a seven month old baby, were on Friday night killed by the raging floods in Homa Bay, Western Kenya, as...
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Pain and misery as floods displaced families in Western Kenya

Mary Onyango, 53, a resident of Kochuodho village in Muhoroni, Western Kenya struggles to drain water from his single room house with a small...