Tana River County
Treasury releases Sh3.9bn to tackle drought for four months
Boni Forest operation extended in Lamu, Tana River and Garissa
Govt allocates funds for road projects at the coast
Leave Kipini, Lamu commissioner tells herders
Two motorists shot dead by suspected Al-Shabaab militants at Lango la Simba, Tana River
Forgotten no more: Negotiated democracy gives minority group say in Tana River
Kipini border residents afraid after herders linked to al Shabaab pitch camp
Appeal to arm Tana River residents to fight Shabaab
2018-01-17 05:53:03 Two MPs and the Tana River senator on Sunday asked the government to arm Kenya Police reservists and youth with automatic rifles to fight al Shabaab. Garsen lawmaker Ali Guyo, alias Ali Hanshaka, his Galole counterpart Said Hiribae and Senator Juma Wario said residents should join the fight against the terrorists. Speaking during a fundraising at Laini in Tana River county, they said residents have been intimidated for a long time and will not allow more attacks   Read More ...
Tana River bans conferences in other counties to increase earnings
2018-01-03 11:06:48 “Malindi and Mombasa conferences have been banned effective January 2,’’ he said. “We want funds to be spent locally so the county can get revenue." The Governor also ordered the repair of all vehicles in the county, not in other parts as has been the case. "I order those in charge of transport to return vehicles in garages in Malindi. Those which are not ready should be towed to Tana River county," hetold residents during new year's eve celebrations in Hola   Read More ...
Give residents guns to fight al Shabaab - Tana River Governor tells state
2018-01-01 11:05:33 Godhana said the rising attacks in Lamu and Garissa were worrying and had a negative impact on development in those regions. Speaking at the county headquarters in Hola during new year celebrations, the governor said the attacks have been on the increase despite the heavy presence of security personnel in the areas. “If the government has failed let them give us permission we plan and unite as Tana River, Ijara, Lamu and come up with a resolution to the problem,’’ he said   Read More ...
Displaced families in Tana River receive donation from Red Cross
2017-11-17 11:41:07 Over 2,000 displaced families from Ziwani and Bakuyu, in Tana River county today started receiving non-food items from the Kenya Red Cross. The items that included blankets, mosquito nets, tents, bar soap and utensils are part of relief assistance for the families who have camped at undeveloped plots next to ATC and Young Muslim Children’s Home within Garissa town. The families were displaced after river Tana burst its banks following the ongoing rains pounding mount Kenya region   Read More ...
Gov’t rolls out second phase of Livestock off-take Programme
2017-11-14 12:13:43 The Agricultural Development Corporation (ADC) has begun buying livestock from farmers in Tana River County in the second phase of the Livestock off-take Programme. The 10 million shillings programme targets 500 cattle at a cost of 16,000 shillings each. Several parts of the country were hit by drought for the better part of this year, which saw pastoralists lose hundreds of their animals due to lack of pasture   Read More ...
Tana River MCA suspended for grabbing speakers
2017-11-10 12:07:55 The Tana river member of county assembly who was suspended for grabbing the speaker’s mace is reported to be heading to court to challenge the one month suspension. Garsen Central MCA and former Tana river county assembly majority leader Masha Boru said the suspension was too harsh for him as it violated the standing orders.   Read More ...
Tana River MCA suspended for grabbing assembly mace
2017-11-09 15:42:59 Tana River speaker Michael Justin Nkaduda on Wednesday suspended an MCA from the assembly chambers for grabbing the mace. Garsen Central MCA Masha Boru will not attend sessions for one month for the gross misconduct.The incident occurred two weeks ago during debate on the composition of the county assembly service board.Boru and other opposition MCAs disrupted business in the assembly in protest against the exclusion of some members   Read More ...
Lamu, Garissa, Tana River leaders told to promote peace
2017-11-02 22:08:21 Lamu West MP Stanley Muthama (pictured) has called on leaders and residents in all the counties near the Boni Forest in Lamu to preach peace and co-existence. The counties are Tana River and Garissa. Muthama said the three counties face similar challenges, including insecurity caused by the constant threat of al Shabaab and pastoralist-farmer conflicts. Speaking in Lamu yesterday, the MP said he believes unity among leaders and residents will go a long way in ensuring success of the ongoing security operation to flush out al Shabaab militants from the Boni Forest   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 ...
First batch of ballot papers arrive in Nairobi
2017-10-22 12:08:51 The first batch of ballot papers for the Thursday’s fresh Presidential election arrived in the Country last night amid uncertainty at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. The ballot papers will be dispatched to 10 far flunked Counties among them Tana river, Marsabit , Wajir, Lamu, Garissa, Isiolo, Samburu, Laikipia and the Diaspora. The second batch of ballot papers for 20 counties is expected to arrive in the Country on Monday morning with the last batch expected later on Tuesday   Read More ...
Pregnant teen hangs self after fight with mum
2017-10-17 19:17:37 A four-month pregnant form two student on Sunday committed suicide following a domestic quarrel with her mother in Lagbadana village, Tana River county. India Ismail is said to have picked a quarrel with her mother over the pregnancy. The 18-year-old was a student at Saka secondary until September when she dropped out because of her pregnancy. A neighbour, who sought anonymity, told the Star that the girl had picked up the quarrel with her mother after she was castigated for the pregnancy   Read More ...
Boni Forest operation extended in Lamu, Tana River and Garissa
2017-10-15 15:09:06 The government’s military operation in Boni Forest meant to flash out suspected Al- Shabaab militants is set to be extended for an unspecified period in Lamu, Garissa and Tana River counties. Director of the Boni Enclave campaign Joseph Kanyiri says plans are in place to integrate civil rights groups, Non Governmental Organizations, government institutions, county governments, political leaders and local residents to aid in infiltrating the Rag Tag Al- Shabaab militia   Read More ...
Govt allocates funds for road projects at the coast
2017-10-09 08:04:00 The government has allocated 25 billion shillings for road projects in Tana River, Kilifi and Lamu counties. Infrastructure Principal Secretary John Mosonik says that the three year project will cover a total of 607 kilometers in the three coastal counties improving livelihoods and boosting economy. Residents in Kilifi , Lamu and Tana River counties are set to benefit from improved roads by 2019   Read More ...
[VIDEO] I inherited Sh2bn debt, says Tana River’s Godhana
2017-09-21 20:41:40 The county government of Tana River has a debt of Sh2 billion owed to contractors and service providers, Governor Dhadho Godhana told MCAs on Tuesday. Godhana, who was addressing the MCAs during the assembly’s official opening, said he inherited the debt from his predecessor Hussein Dado. The debt was unearthed in a report by the transition and assumption of office committee which found that contractors and service providers had not been paid   Read More ...
Coast residents told to brace for heavy rains
2017-09-19 20:18:27 The coastal region will experience heavy rains for the next four days, the weatherman has said. The Kenya Meteorological Department, in its latest seven-day forecast covering the period between September 19 and 25, says the coastal strip will receive heavy rainfall of between 20mm and 50mm from Wednesday through Thursday. The rains are expected to subside from Friday. WEATHER PATTERNS. The coastal strip covers Mombasa, Tana River, Kilifi, Lamu and Kwale counties   Read More ...
Meteorological department predicts flooding at the Coast
2017-09-19 10:44:00 Heavy rainfall is expected in parts of coastal counties Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, Tana River, Taita Taveta and Lamu this week. According to an update published by the Kenya Meteorological Department on Monday, rains exceeding 30mm are expected on Tuesday on the Southern Coast before spreading to North Coast on Wednesday. The rains are expected to continue on Thursday with the possibility of flooding in some parts of the region   Read More ...
Five people injured in Tana River leopard attack
2017-09-10 18:10:59 Five people are recovering at Hola Refferal Hospital in Tana River County after they were attacked and wounded by a leopard at a Manyatta. The five herders, among them a 40-year-old woman, were seriously injured as they tried to rescue their goats from the wild cat that had snatched them from their shed in Gururi village, Galole Constituency early Sunday. Tana River County Medical director Dr   Read More ...
Tana River leaders hold special prayers for Uhuru to defeat Raila
2017-09-08 13:11:38 Tana River politicians and elders held prayers on Thursday for President Uhuru Kenyatta to win the October 17 poll. Former Tana River Governor Hussein Dado joined more than 60 religious leaders and residents for the special prayers at Oda in Garsen constituency. Uhuru and Deputy President William Ruto will take on NASA's Raila Odinga and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka. The group also launched their campaigns for the Jubilee leaders and promised to deliver more votes than what was garnered on August 8   Read More ...
6 more gubernatorial poll wins challenged in court
2017-09-06 16:42:55 Seven more petitions challenging gubernatorial elections in six counties have been filed, bringing the number of top county seats being contested to 14. In addition to Embu, Garissa, Tana River, Kirinyaga, Mandera, Machakos and Taita Taveta gubernatorial petitions which were filed by Tuesday, two petitions were lodged against the Kisii gubernatorial election and one each against Turkana, Kilifi, Samburu, Nyamira and, Lamu governor polls in High Courts spread across the country on Wednesday   Read More ...
7 Governors face legal battles over their election
2017-09-05 17:42:54 Seven petitions challenging Embu, Garissa, Tana River, Kirinyaga, Mandera, Machakos and Taita Taveta gubernatorial elections have been filed at High Courts spread across the country. In Embu, former Senator Lenny Kivuti (Maendeleo Chap Chap) is seeking an annulment of Jubilee Party’s Martin Wambora win after an unsuccessful attempt to block his gazettement by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). In Garissa, former County boss Nathif Jama (Wiper Democratic Movement) is contesting the election of Ali Korane (Jubilee) citing what he has described as a “sham election marred with irregularities”   Read More ...
Leave Kipini, Lamu commissioner tells herders
2017-09-01 04:08:06 Herders, who were kicked out of Lamu on suspicion of having links to al Shabaab terrorists, have been asked to leave Kipini. Speaking in his office yesterday, Lamu county commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo told them to return to their homes. He said they would be forced out by security officials if they don’t obey the order. The herders are mainly from Tana River, Garissa and Wajir counties   Read More ...
Two motorists shot dead by suspected Al-Shabaab militants at Lango la Simba, Tana River
2017-08-31 19:45:28 Two motorists were Thursday morning shot dead in an attack by Al-Shabaab militants in Lango la Simba area, Tana River County. This happened during an attack staged by the terrorists who sprayed two vehicles along Garsen-Lamu road with bullets before escaping. The affected vehicles were a lorry and salon car, which were headed for Minjila from Witu, Tana Delta OCPD Riziki Ali said   Read More ...
Forgotten no more: Negotiated democracy gives minority group say in Tana River
2017-08-30 21:10:13 A previously 'forgotten' minority community in Tana River has become the face of changing leadership in the county after winning the Deputy Governor, woman representative and two MCA seats. The Iluana, formerly called the Malakote, for the first time broke the tradition of being ruled by the majority communities in the county, including the Orma, Wardei and Pokomo. Unlike in previous elections, where most seats went to the pastoralist communities, this time, through negotiated democracy, the positions are well distributed, evoking hope of development without discrimination   Read More ...
10 people die in grisly road accident at Bangal area in Tana River County
2017-08-30 13:43:06 SUMMARY 10 people have died and scores injured in an accident involving a commuter bus and lorry in Tana River County Casualties are receiving treatment at the Garissa Referral Hospital At least ten people were Tuesday morning killed when a bus and lorry collided on Bangal-Ukasi Road in Tana River County. Several other passengers were injured and the death toll may increase, police say   Read More ...
Redcross kicks off a mass sensitisation campaign in Madogo, Tana river
2017-08-30 12:42:06 The Kenya Red Cross volunteers have kicked off a mass campaign in Madogo, Tana River county and neighbouring shopping centres to sensitize the community on the recent ban on use of plastic bags. NEMA has directed that anyone found carrying or using the plastic bags will be fined between ksh2 and ksh4 million, and or a 2 year jail term. The campaign is meant to engage registered youth groups in ridding their shopping centres of plastic bags as one way of educating the public on the ban that took effect on monday   Read More ...
10 killed in Tana River road accident
2017-08-29 16:03:48 At least 10 people have lost their lives in a grisly road accident along Bangal road in Tana River County. The Tuesday morning accident occurred after a bus they were travelling in collided head on with an oncoming lorry at around 3 am, according to Tana River OCPD, Walter Aliwa. He said the bus belonging to Sabrin Company was travelling from Wajir to Nairobi when it collided with the lorry at Bangal, between Mwingi and Garissa   Read More ...
At least 11 dead after bus, lorry collide in Tana River County
2017-08-29 10:32:55 At least 11 people are reported to have died Tuesday morning after a bus they were travelling in collided with a lorry which was carrying building blocks along Bangal road in Tana River County. Tana River Police Commander Walter Aliwa said the collision happened at around 3am. "Yes there is an accident that has occurred and several people are injured. I am yet to know the exact number of those who died   Read More ...
At least 10 people killed in Tana River road accident
2017-08-29 08:42:23 Shares. , NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 29 – At least 10 people were killed early Tuesday when a bus and lorry collided on the Bangal-Ukasi Road in Tana River. According to police, several other passengers were injured during the 3am accident. North Eastern Police Chief Edward Mwamburi stated that the bus was headed to Nairobi from Garissa when it collided head-on with the lorry   Read More ...
Kipini border residents afraid after herders linked to al Shabaab pitch camp
2017-08-28 17:44:43 Herders asked to move from Lamu for the bombing of Boni Forest have pitched camp at the Kipini border of Lamu and Tana River counties. They have caused fear in the area, following Operation Linda Boni director Joseph Kanyiri's warning that they may be militants masquerading as herders. On August 18, Kanyiri asked all herders to take their animals away from the forest to allow bombings to flush out the terrorists   Read More ...
Police investigate mysterious death of a Tana River herder
2017-08-26 18:10:54 A herder has been found dead in mysterious circumstances in Asako, in Tana River County. The Police are investigating the mystery surrounding the death of the herder whose body had visible and deep cuts in the head. The villagers found his body at Kiwanja Ndege area in a manyatta and after identifying the deceased, called his brother and the police. The deceased brother Mohamed Sirat says the victim had been searching for two of his camels that strayed from herd when it got late and decided to spend the night in a nearby manyatta   Read More ...
Sh1.3b county debt among Dhadho’s headaches
2017-08-23 23:12:20 New Tana River Governor Dhadho Gaddae Godhana’s in-tray is overflowing with among others a Sh1.3 billion owed by the county government to contractors and two months salary arrears. So dire is the financial situation at the county that the Assumption of Office committee had to borrow funds to organise the swearing-in ceremony presided over by Malindi High Court Judge Patrick Otieno at the Hola Stadium   Read More ...
More than half of Tana River county leaders sent home
2017-08-19 08:07:29 Voters in Tana River county sent home more than half of their elected leaders in the General Election. Governor Hussein Dado, Senator Ali Bule and woman rep Halima Ware — all running on the Jubilee ticket — lost. The only MP who was reelected is Bura’s Ali Wario. Galole MP Hassan Dukicha and Garsen MP Ibrahim Sane were sent home. Governor-elect Dhadho Godhana (pictured) won on the ODM ticket   Read More ...
Kingi, Mvurya retain governor seats, Dhadho Godhana wins Tana River
2017-08-12 14:38:51 Governors Amason Kingi and Salim Mvurya have retained their respective seats after the just concluded general election. ODM's Kingi beat Jubilee's Gideon Mung'aro with 280,686 votes compared with 56,447 votes. Returning officer Nelly Ilongo also handed certificates to ODM's Gertrude Mbeyu and Steward Madzayo who won the Kilifi woman rep and Senate seats respectively. Mbeyo floored eight other candidates, garnering 170,868 votes   Read More ...
Police arrest Galole attackers
2017-08-10 04:06:17 Four of the five men who attacked Galole Constituency tallying centre in Tana River County and stabbed one person to death have been arrested. They sustained injuries after being shot by police while one died. Four other people were seriously injured by the knife-wielding attackers. RIGGED. The incident happened shortly after the incumbent Governor Hussein Dado and Galole MP Hassan Dukicha had left   Read More ...
Three killed after knife-wielding gang attacks Tana River polling station
2017-08-09 22:40:24 Five knife-wielding men killed one person after attacking Galole Constituency tallying centre at Hola Secondary School in Tana River on Wednesday. Police shot dead two of the attackers. Several others were injured after the attackers disrupted vote tallying at the station forcing IEBC officials, journalists, candidates and their agents to flee. A Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) student was killed during the incident which was contained by the police manning the tallying centre   Read More ...
Knife attack rocks Galole tallying centre in Tana River
2017-08-09 17:36:26 Five knife-wielding men have attacked Galole Constituency tallying centre at Hola Secondary School in Tana River County. The attackers stabbed one person to death and injured several others on Wednesday evening before police gunned down two of them. STUDENT. Police sources said the victim is a student at Kenya Medical Training College. Three of the attackers managed to escape on foot, according to agent Stephen Oduor, who is among those stuck at the centre   Read More ...
High turnout as Tana River voters defy curfew
2017-08-08 16:41:31 Voters in Tana River defied the duck-to-dawn curfew and started queuing at polling stations as early as 5am on Tuesday. Acting Interior CS Fred Matiang'i enforced the curfew due to sporadic attacks by suspected al Shabaab militants. There were minor delays as voting materials arrived late due to transport problems. In Kipini, materials reached late after a lorry was hit by an IED at Nyongoro area at the border or Tana and Lamu counties   Read More ...
Militants gun down 3 gov’t officers in Tana River
2017-08-03 16:00:44 Three Tana River County Government officials including a Chief Officer of Public works have been gunned downed by suspected Al Shabaab militants. The trio met their untimely death when the said attackers struck at Nyongoro area at the border between Tana River and Lamu Counties on Tuesday night. A manhunt for the attackers is currently underway. The bodies of the deceased officers were burnt beyond recognition during the brutal attack after the militants who are said to have been heavily armed sprayed bullets on their vehicle and set it ablaze during the 3pm incident   Read More ...
2 Tana River County officials killed in Al-Shabaab attack
2017-08-03 13:33:30 Two officials of Tana River County are among people killed by suspected Al-Shabaab attackers at Nyongoro on the border of Tana River and Lamu on Wednesday. The bodies of Public Works Chief Officer Sammy Mwakisha and Mr Chrispine Dullu, an electrical engineer, which were burnt beyond recognition, were taken to Malindi Star Hospital mortuary on Wednesday night for post-mortem. STUDENTS. The other is of a man only identified as Mr Salat, a teacher   Read More ...
Three Tana River county workers burned to death in al Shabaab attack
2017-08-03 13:06:24 Three Tana River county employees were on Wednesday burned to death after al Shabaab militants intercepted their vehicle. The car was hijacked on Lamu-Garsen highway at around 6pm while the workers were on their way from an official assignment in Holla. They died in the Toyota RAV 4 KAC, registration 850V, said Operation Linda Boni boss Joseph Kanyiri said on Thursday   Read More ...