Migori County Society & Culture
Governor Obado sends Public Service Board commissioners on forced leave
KCSE 2017: Migori girl commits suicide after scoring C minus
Migori leaders call for peace to end tribal clashes
Four children crushed to death by lorry while asleep in Migori home
Machakos slum dwellers raise fears of cholera, accuse county of neglect
Align with communities backing NASA for solid vote, Raila urges Kuria
Migori women rep condemns cases of gender based violence
2018-03-12 12:13:16 Migori County women representative Dr.Pamela Odhiambo has condemned the increase in the cases of gender based violence and female genital mutilation that has hindered the progress of women in Migori County.   Read More ...
Man chops off wife's hands for overstaying at funeral in Migori
2018-01-22 08:41:23 A mother of nine is nursing serious injuries at a hospital in Migori town after her husband allegedly chopped off her hand because she overstayed at a funeral. The 50-year-old woman claimed her husband attacked her on Thursday night. She said the man hacked off her left hand with a machete and left the right one hanging limply, accusing her of delaying to return home after attending a funeral   Read More ...
Kenyans complain of harassment by Tanzania custom officials
2018-01-15 07:40:00 Tanzania custom officials have been accused of harassing Kenyan travellers and traders at the Isibania border post in Migori county. Traders who spoke to the Star on Sunday said clearing goods at the Tanzania customs offices is frustrating. They said Tanzania police officers are demanding for bribes on goods on transit. “The Tanzanian customs officials continue to harass and intimidate Kenyan traders   Read More ...
Police in Migori searching for a witchdoctor linked to lynching of two men
2018-01-04 12:15:05 Police in Migori County are searching for a Tanzania witchdoctor linked to the lynching of two men today suspected of carrying out an arson attack at a home in Kwa Hill Village two weeks ago. The two Daniel Taabu and Alfred Muyonga Misara were implicated in the torching incident that left a teenage boy dead.   Read More ...
Family of five perish in suspected arson attack
2017-12-25 10:39:05 Five members of a family were burnt to death in a suspected arson attack on Saturday night in Kamgundho, Migori County. The victims were a woman, her three children and a family friend believed to have inherited her after the death of her husband several years ago. Another child survived the inferno that also razed their house. Witnesses told The Standard that they were awoken by loud screams around midnight and when they came out, they saw huge flames and smoke at the homestead   Read More ...
Five family members burnt to death in saturday night inferno
2017-12-24 20:10:48 Five people belonging to the same family were last night killed, after a fire gutted their house at Kamgudho village in Uriri, Migori county. Four of the victims were burnt beyond recognition, while one woman who survived the fire succumbed to her injuries, while receiving treatment in hospital. Police in Migori suspect that the incident might have been a case of an arson attack, but investigations are underway to establish the cause of the fire.   Read More ...
Family of five burnt to death in Migori County
2017-12-24 20:08:32 Father, mother, three children died in house fire Family was a sleep when fire started Police suspect fire was started by an arsonist Detectives yet to arrest suspects   Read More ...
Governor Obado sends Public Service Board commissioners on forced leave
2017-12-24 12:07:12 All Six Migori County Public Service Board commissioners have been sent on compulsory leave for three months over alleged corruption. Governor Okoth Obado said he had sent the commissioners on leave to pave way for investigations following claims of corruption and unethical practices during recruitment of staff. Obado said he has been receiving complains on the conduct of the Board members and wanted to have the allegations investigated   Read More ...
Five family members perish in Migori fire
2017-12-24 11:39:36 Five family members perished on Saturday night in a fire tragedy in Migori county.They were sleeping when the fire broke out in their house at around midnight. Police said they suspect arson but noted that investigations are still ongoing.The father and his three children died instantly while the mother succumbed to her injuries at St Joseph Omboo hospital. More to follow   Read More ...
Family of five perishes in house fire in Uriri
2017-12-24 10:41:52 A family of five perished in a house inferno in Uriri constituency Migori county Saturday night. The five people who perished in the night fire incident include a mother, father and three children who have been identified as Daniel Osuju Ochuodho age 55 years, Lencer Aoko (35years) Cynthia (13 years),Basil(6 years) and a one year old child who is yet to be identified by name   Read More ...
Girl commits suicide after failing her KCSE exam again
2017-12-22 12:22:18 A family in Osingo village in Suna East, Migori County is in mourning after their daughter, a candidate in the just concluded KCSE examinations committed suicide after posting poor results at her second attempt at the examination. The girl is alleged to have jumped into a well after having a quarrel with her parents over the results. Victor Muyakane with the sad story.   Read More ...
Migori student commits suicide after she received her KCSE grade
2017-12-22 07:06:22 As the successful candidates celebrate, in Migori a village is mourning after a girl there committed suicide for getting what she considered a poor grade. Caren Onyango scored a C- minus after going back all the way to form three to better her grade. It is alleged that she quarreled with her parents after the results came out.   Read More ...
KCSE candidate in Migori county commits suicide over results
2017-12-21 20:13:54 In a tragic turn of events hours after KCSE results were released, a girl committed suicide in Migori county last night, after scoring C minus. Caren Onyango of Moi Nyabo-hanse Girls Secondary School, took her own life by jumping into a well after failing to attain a grade that would guarantee admission to university. This was the second time the deceased had sat KCSE.   Read More ...
22 year old student commits suicide after scoring C- in Migori County
2017-12-21 19:16:36 Yesterday's release of this year's KCSE results turned into misery after a female candidate committed suicide in Migori county for under performing. 22 year old Caren Onyango is said to have been disappointed after scoring a c minus grade locking her from the university qualification mark. The deceased who had repeated after scoring a similar mark then jumped into a nearby water well where she drowned.   Read More ...
KCSE: Girl commits suicide after scoring C-
2017-12-21 12:11:58 By ELISHA OTIENO In 2016, Carren Ouma wrote her Form Four exams and scored a C minus at Osingo Secondary in Migori County. She was not happy with the score and decided to take one more stab at the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) tests. Carren believed she had the potential of making it to university and pulled all stops to achieve her dream   Read More ...
Student commits suicide over poor KCSE results
2017-12-21 10:44:25 A student in Migori County who sat the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations this year has committed suicide over poor results. The 22-year-old who sat the examinations at Moi Nyabohanse Girls Secondary School is reported to have jumped into a well and drowned. Migori County Police Commander Joseph Nthenge said the girl committed suicide after quarreling with her parents   Read More ...
KCSE 2017: Migori girl commits suicide after scoring C minus
2017-12-21 09:41:08 A girl committed suicide in Migori county on Wednesday night after scoring C- (minus) in the just released KCSE results. Caren Onyango, 22, of Moi Nyabohanse Girls Secondary School took her own life by jumping into a well after failing to make it to the university entry cut-off point. The girl, who hails from Osingo village in Suna East, had repeated form four probably with the hope of doing better than last year when she scored the same grade   Read More ...
Protests erupt in Kisumu, Migori after Supreme Court judgment
2017-11-20 21:14:36 A medic was allegedly shot to death by police in Migori and at least two motor vehicles set ablaze in Kisumu by angry supporters of the National Resistant Movement who were protesting the supreme court's endorsement of the October 26th Presidential election ruling on the presidential elections. The protesters burnt tires, barricaded roads and engaged police in day long running battles. Ouko Okusah with the details.   Read More ...
2 people killed in Migori, Kibra as NASA supporters protest Supreme Court verdict
2017-11-20 19:42:37 Two people were killed in Migori and Nairobi counties during violent demonstrations by opposition supporters to protest the supreme court ruling that upheld president Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election. In Kisumu opposition supporters vandalized a private vehicle and destroyed a safaricom mast before setting burnt a base station on fire to protest the supreme court verdict even as the opposition alliance accused the court of allegedly being compromised insisting they will not recognize Kenyatta’s presidency   Read More ...
Migori residents in shock as woman's body found in river
2017-11-01 18:14:44 Migori town residents riled in shock as body of a woman believed to have been murdered the previous night was found in river.   Read More ...
Ababu team accuses Raila of brewing violence to get power
2017-10-30 10:40:33 A team led by Ababu Namwamba has accused NASA leader Raila Odinga of instigating violence through the national resistance movement so as to clinch the presidency. The Council of Professionals of Kenya said the ODM leader should be held criminally liable for the chaos witnessed in various parts of the country last Thursday. This followed the cancellation of repeat presidential election in Migori, Kisumu, Homa Bay, and Siaya counties   Read More ...
Migori night of terror: Police on the spot after man killed, many shot
2017-10-29 11:05:28 Friday night was one of terror for Migori town residents as police officers allegedly stormed estates, shot a man dead and injured 22 people. Among those injured was a 10-year-old boy. Residents said police pulled them from their houses despite the return of peace after the repeat Saturday election was called off. They allegedly raped women, stole property and food and set two houses and a restaurant on fire   Read More ...
IEBC sets new date for election in violence-hit counties
2017-10-26 18:11:13 By JOHN NGIRACHU The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has pushed to on Saturday, October 28 elections in four counties which suffered disruptions as hooligans interfered with the elections and some polling officers refused to do their job. IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati said the electoral agency has asked the police to provide security for the elections on the new date in Migori, Siaya, Homa Bay and Kisumu counties   Read More ...
Migori leaders call for peace to end tribal clashes
2017-10-19 18:13:14 Migori governor Okoth Obado led leaders from both Kuria and Luo communities at border center of Karamu to call for end of violent clashes experienced earlier this year.   Read More ...
Migori residents live in fear as dogs exhume bodies
2017-10-05 18:12:37 Lichota residents in the outskirts of Migori town are living in trauma and risk of contracting diseases as dogs exhume bodies from poor maintained public cemetery by Migori county government.   Read More ...
Class Six Pupil Commits Suicide Over Pregnancy
2017-10-05 06:08:10 A standard six pupil from Kimai Primary School in Kanyarwanda region in Migori County committed suicide after realizing she was pregnant. Morine Juma, 12, hanged herself at her grandfather’s homestead on Sunday. One of her relatives said that it was only after they noticed that she was missing fo.   Read More ...
NASA leaders insist demonstrations will go on every Monday and Friday until their demands are met
2017-10-03 06:40:46 One person died and several others were injured in demonstrations against the Independent Boundaries and Electoral Commission (IEBC). Protests in Nairobi, Kisumu, Kakamega, Mombasa, Garissa and Kitui counties saw anti-riot police engage in running battles with supporters of the National Super Alliance (NASA) pushing for reforms at IEBC before the October 26 repeat presidential poll. Other counties where protests were held were Migori, Homa Bay, Vihiga and Embu   Read More ...
Four children crushed to death by lorry while asleep in Migori home
2017-09-29 13:13:32 Four children were on Thursday night crushed to death by a lorry that veered off the road and rammed into their home in Migori. The fifth child is nursing serious injuries at Akidiva Hospital. The accident occurred at 11 pm while the children were asleep. The lorry was transporting sand from Komosense to Mabera in Kuria West when it crashed into the building as the family was asleep   Read More ...
Migori county procurement offices burnt down
2017-09-25 18:11:27 Migori county government procurement officers were on Sunday night burnt down to ashes after fire broke out twice at same office.   Read More ...
100 Migori Boys' students sleep in cold after fire razes dorm
2017-09-14 13:14:03 than 100 students of Migori Boys Secondary School spent Wednesday night in the cold after a fire gutted down a dormitory. They lost everything in the fire at about 9.30pm but none of then was hurt as they were attending night preps, said principal John Ogolla. âThree teachers - the deputy, our boarding master and I - noticed a huge ball of fire,â Ogolla told reporters concerning the dormitory with 107 beds   Read More ...
Two thugs killed in Kuria, AK47 rifle recovered
2017-08-18 09:09:50 A police officer from Kuria West is nursing gun wounds after being shot by armed gangsters in Kehancha area on Thursday afternoon. The two gangsters were shot dead during a fierce gun fight. An AK47 rifle with several rounds of ammunition was found on the slain thugs. Migori county police commander Joseph Nthenge said police had trailed the suspects from 6 am   Read More ...
Nine-year girl shot in Mathare was killed by a high caliber bullet, autopsy reveals
2017-08-15 21:06:29 SUMMARY Girl, nine was shot in the chest on Saturday. Agencies investigating police brutality against residents of Kisumu, Homabay, Busia, Migori, Garissa and Mathare and other informal settlements in Nairobi after the announcements of the results of the presidential election. A nine-year-old girl killed in the informal settlement of Mathare on Saturday was shot by a high caliber bullet that tore through her chest   Read More ...
Stop bitterness against KIKUYUs, KAMBAs were eating dogs under your watch-KURIA to KALONZO
2017-08-07 06:14:42 Sunday, August 6, 2017 -Gatundu South, MP, Moses Kuria, has told NASA principal Kalonzo Musyoka to stop his bile and bitterness against members of Kikuyu Community. This follows Kalonzo’s controversial remarks on Saturday during NASA finally rally at Uhuru park where he said that members of Kikuyu community will have to lie low this time round and watch other communities unite to send Uhuru home   Read More ...
Machakos slum dwellers raise fears of cholera, accuse county of neglect
2017-07-16 13:04:46 Residents of Kwa Mangeli slum in Athi River, Mavoko sub-county have accused Machakos government of neglecting them. They said the slum has been ignored hence exposed to lots of challenges despite residents remitting taxes to the county. "There is too much garbage and raw sewerage flowing everywhere. We are at a very high risk of cholera infections," a resident said. Residents said they last saw county officials collect garbage in the area six months ago   Read More ...
Motorcycle rider dies in Ol Kalou accident, Matatu driver blamed for interruption
2017-07-09 15:06:01 A motorcycle rider died on Saturday evening after he lost control and collided with an oncoming car at Kwa Iria, Ol Kalou, along Gilgil –Nyahururu road. Eyewitnesses said the rider, was speeding towards Ol Kalou town when he lost control of his bike as he attempted to overtake a Matatu that had stopped abruptly on the road. The Matatu driver allegedly stopped in the middle forcing the rider to swerve to avoid hitting the vehicle from behind   Read More ...
Forget about KIKUYU support in 2022 for killing women and children in Kiambaa- RUTO told
2017-07-07 18:14:26 Deputy President William Ruto has been told to forget about Mt Kenya support in 2022 because of the atrocities he committed during the 2007-08 post election violence. Speaking in Kericho on Thursday, Suna East MP, Junet Mohamed urged Ruto to rethink his decision of supporting Uhuru Kenyatta because the Kikuyu community will not support his bid in 2022. “In August, Kenyans will be voting for either President Kenyatta or Raila Odinga and not William Ruto   Read More ...
Align with communities backing NASA for solid vote, Raila urges Kuria
2017-07-01 11:05:25 NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga has urged the Kuria community to vote for him on August 8. He asked the residents to align themselves with other communities in the cosmopolitan county so that Migori votes for NASA as a block. Raila said the community, which is the minority against the Luo majority, is key to delivering the Nyanza vote to the opposition   Read More ...
Nasa, Jubilee throw graft accusations at each other
2017-07-01 00:10:56 Mr Odinga instead pointed the finger at the government, accusing it of being tainted by corruption. He said it is in the public domain that the architects of corruption in Kenya are in Jubilee. “How can Jubilee accuse us of being sponsored by corrupt individuals when their candidates and leaders are the lords of corruption?” the opposition chief asked at Migori Stadium where he was hosted by Governor Okoth Obado   Read More ...
One killed after rival camps clash in Awendo
2017-06-26 16:41:50 A man was stabbed to death following a confrontation between Awendo MP Jared K'Opiyo and Walter Owino's supporters on Sunday.North Sakwa chief Joseph Nyogilo said Odhiambo Kangilo alias Singh died after he was stabbed several times in the back.The chief said the death occurred hours after Owino (ODM candidate) had just held a rally in the area and left.But Owino distanced himself from the incident saying that he has been away in Nairobi   Read More ...
Man stabbed to death by hotel owner over soda
2017-06-25 18:07:04 Police in Awendo, Migori County are looking into an incident in which one man died after an altercation with a hotel owner – allegedly over soda. The deceased, Samuel Owino, was stabbed several times by George Owuor, 31, who owns a hotel at Ulanda trading centre in Awendo Sub-County. South Sakwa location Chief Mr.Mourice Asindi   Read More ...