Narok County
Narok-Mai Mahiu road closed after speeding bus kills six cows
Narok ward open defaecation free, 29 others not yet
Police in Narok arrest illegal loggers
Rangers arrest five, seize 6,000 cedar poles worth Sh3 million
NLC received 111 claims of historical land injustices from 2016 - Swazuri
Govt seeks funds for Standard Gauge Railway extension
1,286 police officers mobilized to Nairobi for planned repeat polls
Four suspects arrested trying to slaughter donkeys
2018-01-17 15:10:43 Four suspects have been arrested and their two vehicles nabbed in Ntulele, Narok County, after residents found them ready to slaughter five donkeys. Two of their accomplices were beaten by mob while trying to escape.   Read More ...
Gor set for 12-day Narok pre-season camp - Capital Sports
2018-01-08 16:44:29 Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia have chosen to relocate 12 days of their pre-season training from the Camp Toyoyo Grounds in Nairobi’s Jericho estate to the tranquil and serene environment in Narok County ahead of an expected tough season ahead. K’Ogalo who resumed training last week after the short Christmas break travelled to the Rift Valley town two-and-a-half hours from the capital on Monday evening with head coach Dylan Kerr hoping the calm, serene environment will help put the focus in his squad   Read More ...
Three family members die in Narok accident
2018-01-08 06:40:07 Three people from the same family died on Sunday when their vehicle was involved in an accident along the Bomet-Narok road. The three died on the spot as two others in the same car escaped with injuries. Area police boss Joseph Kisombe said the front tyre burst before the car rolled several times. "Two women and a man were killed in the accident   Read More ...
Boda boda riders in Voi protest colleague’s murder
2018-01-07 15:07:09 The gates to Voi police station remained shut as irate boda boda riders carrying the corpse of their colleague hurled stones at the officer manning the gate. The angry riders accused the police of releasing the suspect behind the murder of their colleague in unclear circumstances. Elsewhere Narok residents barricaded the Narok-Mai Mahiu road for hours following the alleged shooting and killing of a 20 year old boy by a police officer. The shooting occurred at the SGR camp site in Suswa, Narok East where the boy is said to have gone to seek employment.   Read More ...
Pay teachers who administered, marked national exams, Kuppet offi cial says
2018-01-04 20:40:49 Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet), Narok County chapter has asked the Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) to immediately pay teachers who administered and marked national examination. County Kuppet Executive Secretary Charles Ngeno said it is wrong for Knec to continue withholding the teachers’ dues yet the exams have been administered, marked and released. Speaking to the press in Narok office yesterday, Ngeno challenged Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi and Knec Chairman George Magoha to show the same seriousness they showed during the administration of exam when it comes to payment   Read More ...
Four people caught slaughtering donkeys in Ntulele
2017-12-31 11:39:01 Police in Narok County have arrested 4 people caught slaughtering donkey’s in a thicket in Ntulele area. The four are believed to be part of a group that has been stealing donkeys in the area and selling the meat to unsuspecting buyers. Two of them sustained serious injuries after the irate residents descended on them before police intervened.   Read More ...
Students in Narok propose inclusion of Arts in the new curriculum
2017-12-29 12:11:07 With the new curriculum dubbed 2-6-6-3 set to be implemented on a pilot basis starting January 2018, some students are now proposing that the curriculum factor in subjects like fine arts. Two student from Narok county who have a passion for the fine arts which they engage in during their free time, say they use their art pieces as informative displays portraying positive messages to impact society, and want the subject re-introduced into the new curriculum   Read More ...
Narok-Mai Mahiu road closed after speeding bus kills six cows
2017-12-29 08:06:44 Hundreds of people travelling to and from Western Kenya were stranded in Narok County on Thursday night after angry residents blocked the Narok-Maai Mahiu road to protest the killing of six cows by a bus. The 9 pm accident occurred at Suswa trading centre, 60Kilometers from Narok town. Demonstrators barricaded the road and hurled stones at motorists. According to the local Chief Jeff ole Kishau, the bus belonging to Otange company was heading to Nairobi from Kisii   Read More ...
Narok ward open defaecation free, 29 others not yet
2017-12-18 19:09:39 Segamian has become the first ward to be declared open defecation free in Narok. County deputy director of Health Edward Tankoi said all the 36 villages in the ward have met the World Health Organization standards. Speaking during a ceremony to award the ward at Sagamiani Primary School yesterday, Tankoi said only 73 villages out 1,500 in Narok county had been declared open defaecation free   Read More ...
Police in Narok arrest illegal loggers
2017-12-11 20:23:04 Police in Narok County have arrested three suspects after seizing over 5,000 cedar poles worth 3 million shillings from the Mau forest. The consignment was traced to the home of one of the suspects who managed to evade a police dragnet. The three were arrested by forest rangers from the County as ongoing operation to curb rampant illegal logging in the region intensifies   Read More ...
Narok county demolishes kiosks on waterways to mitigate flash floods
2017-12-02 06:38:25 The Narok county government yesterday demolished illegal kiosks as part of measures to mitigate flash floods during heavy rains. In a seven-day notice issued by the Physical Planning and Urban Development department, the orders said the structures were built along waterways and road reserves. In a letter by chief officer Justus Rutto dated November 21, the kiosk owners were told to remove the kiosks, or they would be taken down   Read More ...
Officers seize 6,000 red cedar poles worth Sh3 million headed to Narok
2017-12-01 14:41:31 Narok county government rangers have seized more than 6,000 red cedar poles worth Sh3 million from Mau Forest. County chief forester Dickson Keiwua yesterday said they arrested five suspects with the poles that were being transported to Nakuru. Speaking to the media at the county offices in Narok town, Keiwua said the poles were being ferried in two lorries. They were nabbed in the Nkareta area as the driver headed to Nakuru town   Read More ...
The five arrested in Narok for illegal logging
2017-12-01 12:15:25 Over 6,000 red cedar poles worth approximately Sh.3Million that were on transit from the Mau forest have been seized and five suspects arrested at Nkaretta area in Narok North Sub County. The five were arrested last night by Narok County rangers as operation to curb rampant illegal logging intensified. The posts were which were being ferried in two Lorries from the forest are believed to be heading to neighbouring county Nakuru town   Read More ...
Narok traders incur Sh20m losses as floods drown stock, disrupt transport
2017-12-01 04:39:17 Traders in Narok town lost more than Sh20 million when their business premises were swept away by floods at the weekend. Narok Kenya Chamber of Commerce chairman David Mpatiany blamed the flooding on poor drainage. Speaking to the Star in Narok town yesterday, he said buildings on waterways block the flow and contributed to the flooding. The Nairobi- Narok- Bomet Road was blocked for most of the weekend   Read More ...
Rangers arrest five, seize 6,000 cedar poles worth Sh3 million
2017-11-30 14:08:29 Narok county rangers have seized more than 6,000 red cedar poles worth Sh3 million at Mau forest. Chief forester Dickson Keiwua said they arrested five suspects as they transported the poles from the forest to Nakuru. He said there a well-organised syndicate colludes with loggers, pole makers, transporters and loaders. "The loggers ferry the poles from deep in the forests on their shoulders and using donkeys and even oxen   Read More ...
5 women face FGM charges in Narok court, circumciser denied bond ‘to save other girls’
2017-11-26 19:39:53 An elderly circumciser and four women on Thursday appeared in a Narok court charged with involvement in the outlawed female genital mutilation. Mercy Langat, Faith Koech, Joan Towett and Faith Yegon are accused of allowing their premises to be used for the outlawed practice on November 22 at Kutetet village in Narok West. Elena Tereget, the circumciser, was charged with carrying out the operation on the women on the same day and in the same village   Read More ...
Narok residents urged to prepare for flash floods
2017-11-26 13:05:37 Residents of Narok county have been urged to brace themselves for flash floods, after heavy rains pounded the region last evening. The county’s security team gave the alert even as they urged those living in lowland areas to move to safer grounds.   Read More ...
Narok floods: Red Cross raises red flag
2017-11-26 12:07:23 Narok County residents have been cautioned to be wary of flash floods following heavy rains in the County on Saturday. The heavy rains flooded the town on Saturday destroying a market, with locals now calling on the County Government to open the clogged drainage system to enable free flow of water. The rains on Saturday swept a market, causing destruction worth millions and rendered roads impassable   Read More ...
Circumciser, four women arraigned after FGM in Narok
2017-11-24 11:07:50 A circumciser and four women were arraigned in Narok on Thursday for allegedly engaging in the outlawed female genital mutilation.The four - Mercy Chepkorir, Faith Chebet, Joan Chebet and Faith Chepkorir Yegon - underwent the rite on November 22 at Kutete village in Narok West sub-county.They were charged with allowing the offence to take place at their homes.   Read More ...
Narok to host Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Rift finals - Capital Sports
2017-11-09 13:44:51 Eight teams are set to battle it out in the Rift Regional finals of the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom youth tournament to be held this weekend in Narok County. The boys and girls teams qualified to the regionals finals after a total of 759 games were played in North, Central, South, Eastern and North Western Rift. Over 1,500 teams participated in the Rift Region games which began with the group stages on September 9   Read More ...
Residents of Narok-Mai Mahiu protest rising security
2017-11-08 12:43:09 Residents of Duka Moja Trading Center in Narok East this morning barricaded the busy Narok Mai Mahiu highway to protest rising cases of insecurity in the area. This, after one business man was shot dead last night at the trading center by armed thugs who also ended up injuring three others.   Read More ...
NLC received 111 claims of historical land injustices from 2016 - Swazuri
2017-11-04 11:06:35 The National Land Commission has received 111 cases of historical land injustices from across the country since last year, chairman Muhammad Swazuri said on Friday. He said most of the cases are from Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale, Nandi, Murang’a, Narok, Nakuru, Kiambu and Nairobi. “Most of the claims relate to loss of land and livelihood, restoration of ancestral land rights and from government forests,” Swazuri said at a joint press conference with Lands CS Jacob Kaimenyi on the progress the committee formed to receive claims on historical land injustices has made   Read More ...
Govt seeks funds for Standard Gauge Railway extension
2017-11-02 21:11:00 The government has begun negotiations for financing of the Standard Gauge Railway extension from Naivasha to Narok, Bomet, Nyamira and Kisumu. The extension of the three lines is expected to cost 350 billion shillings while construction of an inland port in Kisumu will cost 14 billion shillings. phase one of the Standard Gauge Railway which is already complete has seen Kenya Railways begin passenger services, with freight services expected to begin next year   Read More ...
Oburu to lead Leopards attack against Nzoia Sugar
2017-11-01 11:09:21 AFC Leopards head coach Robert Matano has named his team that will take on Nzoia Sugar in a Kenyan Premier League match on Wednesday 1 November at Narok County Stadium. Gabriel Andika starts between the posts and he will be shielded by Dennis Sikhayi, Lewis Wanami, Duncan Otieno and Salim Abdalah. Musa Mudde will partner Victor Majid in midfield while Samwel Ndung'u and Aziz Okaka will play on the flanks   Read More ...
Police in Narok recover pistol stolen from County employee
2017-10-31 12:42:34 Police in Narok have recovered a ceska pistol belonging to an employee of the Narok county government. The gun was discovered after a landlord at Fanaka in Majengo slums alerted the area chief about one of his tenants who had gone missing after failing to pay a three months rent.   Read More ...
Domestic Tourism: Wild thoughts in the Mara, Africa's best national park
2017-10-29 20:06:52 ucked away atop the Oloololo escarpment in the former Transmara constituency, which is now under Narok county, sits a tented camp surrounded by the savannah, Mara West Camp. This camp has a combination of living in the wild while integrating with the Maasai community. It also offers simple and luxurious accommodation overlooking the Mara conservancy. The journey to this camp took about five hours by road   Read More ...
Treasury releases Sh3.9bn to tackle drought for four months
2017-10-28 07:38:59 The Treasury has released Sh3.9 billion for drought interventions between September to December. The National Drought Management Authority said on Tuesday the fund will be used for water, food, safety nets, livestock, agriculture, health and nutrition, peace, security and coordination. The bulletin states the drought conditions remain critical in Garissa, Isiolo, Kajiado, Kilifi, Marsabit, Narok, Samburu, Tana River, and Wajir counties   Read More ...
1,286 police officers mobilized to Nairobi for planned repeat polls
2017-10-25 08:06:31 than 1,200 new police officers have been mobilised to back up security ahead of Thursday's repeat presidential polls. The 1,286 officers have been mobilised from Kiambu, Murang'a, Machakos, Kirinyaga, Embu, Kajiado, Tharaka Nithi and Meru counties. Another group of 1,205 officers will be posted to Nyanza region. They have been mobilised from Narok, Nakuru, Elgeyo Marakwet, Baringo, Kericho, Nandi, Nyandarua, Bomet, Trans Nzoia and West Pokot counties   Read More ...
Rainstorm expected in Abardares, Mt. Kenya region
2017-10-12 00:05:29 The Kenya Meteorological Service has issued a warning for heavy rainfall affecting mainly the Abardare ranges region, Mt. Kenya region and South Rift Valley including Narok County. The weathermen say the heavy rainfall will begin at 3pm Wednesday and continue to Thursday extending into Western Kenya and Central Rift Valley. “A similar situation may be experienced on Friday 13th October, 2017 but may be confined to fewer areas around Mt   Read More ...
Narok anti-IEBC demos put off as Maa leaders defect to Jubilee
2017-10-09 17:09:09 Anti-IEBC protests in Narok town failed to take place after some Opposition leader defected to Jubilee party. ODM chair Charles Nampaso said they want to first elect new office bearers, while Narok North MP Moitalel ole Kenta termed the defected leaders traitors. He said the Maasai community will not accept defectors for leadership posts. The MP also accused the government of using security officers to scare residents from taking part in protests   Read More ...
Drive to lift counties’ dairy sector
2017-10-04 13:17:38 Dairy farmers in five counties will benefit from a new initiative by Barclays Bank. The campaign driven by the bank’s agribusiness unit aims to support the milk processing value chain in Kisii, Nyamira, Narok, Bomet and Kericho counties. The bank said yesterday it would provide innovative financial solutions throughout the value chain of the region’s dairy sector to boost milk production in the country, which has dropped by almost 50 per cent   Read More ...
Blow to Raila in Narok as another key supporter joins Jubilee
2017-10-04 08:10:03 Former Orange party governor candidate in Narok County Joseph Tiampati has joined President Uhuru Kenyatta's camp ahead of the October 26 repeat presidential poll. Mr Tiampati (pictured) officially defected on Monday and was received at State House by Uhuru and his Deputy William Ruto. “There comes a time when we must stop fighting and support one another for the sake of our people,” he said   Read More ...
President Kenyatta receives more support from Narok County
2017-10-02 21:10:20 President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election bid Monday received a major boost as three more opposition diehards from Narok joined Jubilee. The President received Tiampati Ole Musuni, Rebecca Tonkei and Alfred Keriolale who joined Jubilee from ODM at State House, Nairobi, where they were accompanied by a huge delegation of their supporters at a meeting that was also attended by Deputy President William Ruto   Read More ...
Why Uhuru and Raila will find it hard to get votes in Northeastern
2017-10-01 14:07:12 In a bid to consolidate his support base among pastoralist communities, President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, September 21, hosted one of the largest delegations at State House, Nairobi. According to the Presidentâs spokesmen, about 20,000 delegates from Wajir, Garissa, Mandera, Isiolo, Marsabit, Kajiado, Narok, Samburu and Laikipia counties attended. This was the first time the President, who has hosted delegations from Kisii, Luhya, Kamba and Mt Kenya communities in recent weeks, was entertaining Kenyans from several counties with different cultures, language groups and political histories in one swoop   Read More ...
Nakuru, Eldoret, Kakamega, Narok tipped to get city status
2017-09-30 15:40:53 Five major towns are set to be named cities after Cabinet approved an amendment Bill, which seeks to harmonize and cater for the classification of urban centres in the country. On Thursday, a Cabinet meeting chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta approved the Urban Areas and Cities Amendment Bill, which will amend the Principle Act of 2011. If Parliament approves the amendments, they will give way for elevation of the five towns, including Nakuru, Eldoret, Narok and either Bungoma or Kakamega to city categories   Read More ...
Seven dead after fresh tribal clashes in Trans Mara
2017-09-25 07:09:11 Seven people have been killed in Esoit, Trans Mara West, Narok county, following clashes between the Maasai and Kipsigis communities. Deputy county commissioner Mohammed Noor said the skirmishes began when a local businessman in the area, Ben Kolian, was shot dead on his way home. A boy, Nicolas Ngâetich, from the Kipsigis community, was also wounded and later died during the incident at an M-Pesa shop   Read More ...
Fresh duel with Raila must be within 60 days, Uhuru tells Narok delegation
2017-09-20 07:09:58 President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday said the 60-day period set out in the Constitution for fresh polls must be adhered to. He said threats by the NASA coalition to delay the polls amounted to bullying, intimidation, and rogue politics, adding these will result in nothing. Uhuru spoke when he received an 8,000-member delegation from Narok county led by former gubernatorial candidate Patrick ole Ntutu and 10 MCAs   Read More ...
Former Narok County Assembly majority leader accuse rival of using 'juju' to win
2017-09-18 20:12:47 A former member of Narok county assembly has accused his successor of using witchcraft to unseat him in the August elections. Former Olposimoru MCA Wilson Masikonde, of Jubilee, has filed a petition seeking to overturn the victory of Kikaet Kuyo of ODM. Masikonde, who was the county assembly majority leader, claims that on the last day of the campaigns on August 4, Kuyo sought the services of four wizards who slaughtered a colobus monkey and spread its intestines in four key polling stations to confuse his supporters   Read More ...
Political parties charade lock out people living with disability
2017-09-17 08:40:04 Minority groups across the country have been locked out of nomination as political parties reward cronies and family members with the slots. The most affected are people with disability who are visibly missing from a number of county assemblies. In at least 17 counties, including Kwale, Kilifi, Taita Taveta, Makueni, Nyandarua, Nyeri, Murang'a, Turkana, West Pokot, Baringo, Laikipia, Nakuru, Narok, Kericho, Bungoma, Busia and Kisii, no single person living with disability was nominated   Read More ...
Five counties to have a decisive word on presidency
2017-09-17 06:39:54 SUMMARY Bungoma, Kisii, Nyamira, Narok and Kajiado have a total of 2,181,038 votes These five counties have also witnessed big defections, especially from NASA to Jubilee, by disgruntled leaders, most of who were beaten in the August 8 polls Kisii and Nyamira have been key Raila strongholds, but Jubilee was able to get more elected leaders from the area at the expense of the opposition President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga have trained their sights on Western Kenya, parts of Nyanza and Maasai land as they scramble for swing votes   Read More ...