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Students in Mombasa speak about Garissa attack

Following the recent horrific terror attack that took place in the Garissa University College that shocked the entire world, we talked to a few students in Mombasa to get an opinion of the aftermath of the attack on their fellow comrades who died by the hands of terrorists. Most of the students are still in solidarity with the families of the ...

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Poetry and spoken word thrive in Mombasa

Mombasa City has always been a talent hub. Tapping the talent and bringing it to the limelight remains a challenge that has been unresolved. Nevertheless, all is not lost as the youth are taking initiatives to showcase their talent in poetry, spoken word and hip hop. These youth have been performing under the banner of Last Word Standing (LWS) at ...

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Sheikh Dor tirelessly evacuates Kenyans in Yemen

Mvita native and Kenya’s ambassador to Oman Sheikh Dor has played a sterling role in ensuring that kenyans trapped in Yemen find their way back home amidst the crisis engulfing the state. His unrivaled efforts have won over Mombasa residents as he has worked day and night to bring home Kenyans stranded in Yemen who have been evacuated via Oman, ...

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Low season crunch throws tourism industry into desperation

By all indications, the industry has had enough of the government’s promises, meetings and task-forces on the tourism revival going by talk by top tourism association officials. They are in a nightmarish situation and accuse the government of paying lip service to the sector’s recovery. The hoteliers will now try to reach out to the markets directly in a desperate ...

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Rising insecurity drives fear into Tuk Tuk operators in Mombasa

Tuk Tuk drivers in Mombasa are a scared lot. They won’t take your money if you ask them to take you to some parts of Mombasa. They allege that there are serious crimes being committed and they are the main targets. Ms Umi passed by a popular Swahili food restaurant that opens until late. She was not worried about the ...

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SwahiliBox arts initiative launched

SwahiliBox the Technology Open Space in Mombasa, Kenya which focuses on socio-economic technology empowerment has been launched. The initiative is geared towards the propagation of arts, heritage and culture within Mombasa and Coastal Kenya, by means of using technology as a tool. This initiative will encapsulate various key players and artists in the arts and heritage sector. This will therefore include ...

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Kilifi County gets connectivity boost

For many months, it hasn’t been clear who was digging up the ground between Mombasa and Kilifi. Majority of the people thought it was one of the mobile operators. There was palpable excitement when it emerged that a fibre optic cable connecting Mombasa to Kilifi was being laid by Liquid Telkom. In the last one week, Kilifi residents have witnessed ...

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Cholera in Mombasa continues to spread

The rainy season in Mombasa brought along with it unwanted issues. The weatherman announced the onset of the short rain season and said the rains would intensify fro mid-April till around June. It was also predicted that outbreaks of waterborne diseases were likely, unless preventive measures were taken. A few weeks since the rains started and Mombasa County is grappling ...

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Relief as nurses in Mombasa resume work

The recent 7 day strike by nurses in Mombasa County which paralyzed operations at the Coast General Hospital and other health centers in the county ought to be a wake up call to both the county and National governments.The striking nurses’ gripe with the county government was that their statutory deductions for the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) and National ...

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Is Parliament a threat to the EACC!

The National Assembly is gone rogue, aiding and abetting the evil scheme to silence all independent oversight voices. We must stop this now! — Ababu Namwamb, EGH (@AbabuNamwamba) April 22, 2015 Ababu Namwamba said it. We have suspected it. Remember how parliament dealt with the Salaries and remuneration Commission (SRC)? Recent collapse of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) under claims ...

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Mombasa activist wins Goldman Prize

You Don’t Want To Mess With An Angry Mother – NPR Kenyan Mother Wins Goldman Prize for Anti-Lead Protest After Her Own Breast Milk Made Baby Sick – Democracy Now East African Erin Brockovich’ wins prize for closing polluting lead smelter – The Guardian The mother who defied threats to take on the factory spewing out toxin – Independent Uk ...

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Is Mombasa in the tight grip of druglords?

That Mombasa and by extension the coast of Kenya has become a hotbed of drug trade is no longer a secret. A corrupt police force, powerful cartels and political links all contribute to increased drug trafficking in Mombasa. They  own flashy cars, live in posh houses and splash their money around the city. If word on the street is to ...

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Tourism slump hurts low income earners

Tourism Slump has had a devastating effect on low income earners leaving many mouths dry and pockets empty, hearts broken, and people worried. Mr. Matira sells sea shells on the cliffs just behind Fort Jesus. He has had only two customers in a week, who bought two shells each costing sh80 (about US$1). He has three children and his wife sells ...

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Governor Joho denies being corrupt

Mombasa Governor, Ali Hassan Joho honored the summons by Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) hearing today. He was expected to answer to allegations regarding the transfer of the Mwembe Tayari market to individuals name as Zubedi and Bawazir, which the commission alleges was illegally done. Mwembe Tayari market fell into disrepair and became a solid waste dumping ground and ...

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Leaders in Mombasa vow to stem youth radicalisation

  Said Swaleh Said Awadh, a young man from Mombasa, shocked his family when he was arrested trying to cross into Somalia and become an Alshabab fighter. He was in the company of others among them a Malindi born female University student. His family was to learn that he was suspected of many terror activities among them the killings of ...

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