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Small scale farming earns Bungoma farmer financial independence

Musombi on his farm. He is able to cater for his needs from this plot. [Photo: Njenga Hakeenah]

Michael Musombi, has a big reason to smile owing to the financial benefits he has accrued from his 50 x 100ft sukumawiki farm his family owns. The resident of Kanduyi Constituency in Bungoma County ventured into farming after completing his degree course in Environmental Horticulture and Landscaping Technology at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. The 25-year-old decided to ...

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Wangari Maathai’s legacy lives on through Bungoma environmentalist

Weboya waters some of the seedlings he produces. He has sold millions of seedlings since he started five years ago. [Photo: Njenga Hakeenah]

His passion for environmental conservation led him to delve into a tree nursery project, which five years later has attracted several organizations. This is to further sensitize other youths to engage in activities that safeguard the environment. Peter Wafula Weboya from Sikata, Bungoma County narrates how he started engaging the youth at Mechimeru sub location on several ways on how ...

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We need proper laws to ensure accountability of County officials

Auditor General Edward Ouko. Photo courtesy of www.kenya-today.com

By George Githinji Recent happenings in the county governments point to a leadership that is not properly endowed with the requisite skills essential to steer these entities. For example, Nyamira county government puts up a gate for sh9 million, Governor Lusaka of Bungoma buys 10 wheelbarrows at an inflated cost of sh109,000 each, and Embu Governor Martin Wambora pays sh2 ...

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Mt. Elgon leaders want TJRC report implemented

Leaders from Mt. Elgon region and the larger Bungoma County want the report of the Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) implemented. The leaders who met in Nakuru this week to agree on a long lasting peace formula said implementation of the report will address historical injustices in the region which they identified as drivers of violence in the region. ...

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