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Safaricom Mwewe Project hits Mombasa

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When the government partnered with Safaricom to implement Project Mwewe, details were still sketchy on how the pilot, encompassing Nairobi and Mombasa would be done. The project came to the limelight when it was debated in the National Assembly with some members expressing unease at the single sourcing process that awarded the project to Safaricom. Project Mwewe’s installation is currently ...

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Governor Joho Challenges Mombasa Youth to take up opportunities

Governor Joho and other Mombasa leaders walk with  President Kenyatta through the streets of old town. (facebook.com/myuhurukenyatta)

By Davis Mwandawiro Youth in Mombasa are being challenged to take up opportunities shun crime, radicalisation and drug abuse. This call was made by Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho during the launch of the National Youth Service programmes in Mombasa by president Uhuru Kenyatta. During his speech, Mr. Hassan Joho condemned the rise of petty crime in the region “There ...

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Mombasa creatives learn about internet and law

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High Court Advocate and law lecturer Mugambi Laibuta was in Mombasa on Saturday the 29th of August for the Internet and law workshop in Mombasa at the MEWA Library. He was conducting the workshop alongside Riva Jalipa of Article 19. The workshop which was organised by the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) in Mombasa for the first time in Mombasa ...

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Mombasa leaders tackle crime head on

Tuk Tuk in Old Town Mombasa

  “Usidanganywe na mtu kwamba atakuchanja upigane na serikali…. Serikali iko  na jeshi, polisi, wapelelezi hutaiweza” (Do not be fooled to take  (MRC) oaths and start fighting the government. It is futile as the government has the police, army and investigators.) Those were the warning words of Hon. Rashid Bendzimba the MP of Kisauni when he warned Kisauni youth against ...

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Mombasa residents to be enlightened on the internet and the law

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The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) in partnership with Article 19 will be holding the Internet and Law Kenya workshop slated for 29th of August in Mombasa. The workshop which will discuss issues around communication laws, `the legal system, defamation among other topics will take place at the MEWA Library in Majengo. Bloggers in Kenya have in the recent months ...

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Content development in Mombasa gets a boost following BAKE training

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The growth of blogging in Kenya in the last decade has been immense. There are countless blogs and in some areas like fashion blogs provide more and better quality of content than local mainstream media. The growth of blogging can also be seen from the quality of blogs entered in the annual Kenya blog awards organized by the Bloggers Association ...

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Social media vigilance may have averted an injustice by Pastor James Ng’ang’a

Inspector General of Police, Joseph Boinnet (www.citizen.co.ke)

By Davis Mwandawiro The past two weeks has seen chain of twisted events over the controversial fatal accident involving popular televangelist Pastor James Ng’ang’a that robbed Mercy Njeri her life on July 26th at Limuru along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway.  Social media has been instrumental in highlighting the case and emphasizing on the possible miscarriage of justice. It has been alleged ...

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Jukumu Letu highlights some of Mombasa County’s challenges

Wingu la Fuskani Performance at Jukumu Letu Launch in Mombasa

Wingu la Fuskani means A cloud of Despair. This is a play that was presented by actors based at the Little Theater in Mombasa during the recently concluded Jukumu Letu launch. The play was highlighted various problems that Mombasa residents face in relation to governance and the people’s understanding of the Constitution. To deliver the message, the performers decided to ...

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Mombasa Residents unaware of decentralized county structures

Jukumu Letu Training on blogging and social media in Mombasa conducting by BAKE

As Jukumu Letu gears for the forthcoming launch to be held at Mama Ngina Drive in Mombasa, it is emerging that residents are unaware of further decentralized services and offices by the County Government of Mombasa. A number of activities have been taking place in Mombasa to create awareness and community participation in the launch. One of those is the ...

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Spinning it for Katiba: Deejays with a cause hosting a Sundowner

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One of the performers at the Jukumu Letu launch this Saturday is a group of young DeeJays having been training by DJ’s With a Cause. The three DJ Tally, DJ Mr.Vice and DJ Flaxx will be taking the jukumu letu message to the youth through music. We got to talk to them to find out what motivates them to be ...

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Puppets neutrality key in passing Jukumu Letu message

Tony Mboyo holds one of the puppets as he prepares Mombasa artists for Jukumu Letu launch

When Tony Mboyo landed in Mombasa about a week ago his job was to recruit potential artists that he can work with on the Jukumu Letu initiative. He sent word for artists who have an interest or experience in puppetry to show up for auditions. The response was quite good and what was impressive is that a good number of ...

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Jukumu Letu holds first curation ahead of launch

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Preparations for the Jukumu Letu launch in Mombasa  are underway with a busy schedule of events by various groups preparing for the event that is slated for 1st August at Mama Ngina drive. The participants and artists held their first curation event was held on Wednesday at the Little Theatre. During the curation event the artists presented their pieces for ...

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Mombasa residents urged to report lost IDs to reduce electoral fraud

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Members of the public are being urged to report stolen or lost identification documents at the earliest opportunity and get a police abstract of the same to enable them actively participate in nation building like elections and also reduce crime from happening. They should also keep a copy of the abstract for personal records. This call was made in Mombasa during ...

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Mombasa County Assembly audit report reveals irregularities

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By. Davis Mwandawiro The recently published report by the Auditor General on the expenditures of county governments during the financial year 2014/2015 for Mombasa County Assembly is telling of public funds being pilfered. It was nothing but shock and disbelief as Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar had earlier pointed out. As inscribed in the Constitution of Kenya and the Public Audit Act ...

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