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IED nurturing youths on democracy

The Institute of Education in Democracy (IED) is this week nurturing a selected group of young people from across the country on democracy with a view of growing their knowledge to be democracy ambassadors in their regions. The project will be cultivating democratic engagement amongst the youth through art and expression in a project called Ni Jukumu Letu: Youth Learning and ...

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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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Jukumu Letu heads to Mombasa

Jukumu Letu, an initiative that seeks to build the capacity of both the demand and supply sides of the management of the public sector so as to ensure that the citizens get to benefit from devolution is headed to Mombasa. Already in the past three days, Jukumu Letu partners have been meeting various stakeholders like the Mombasa County Senator and ...

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Majority of Makueni residents want the County dissolved

Majority of residents from Matiliku, Makueni county want the county dissolved over what they termed as irreconcilable differences between Governor Kivutha Kibwana and Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) While giving their submissions to the probe team looking into the possible dissolution of the county, close to 90 percent of the residents who attended a public hearing held at Matiliku ...

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Digital platform comes with opportunities for creatives says teacher Karimi

Tahidi High actor Geoffrey Githae has expressed optimism that the digital media platform will open plenty of opportunities to content creators in the country. Speaking at the regional Storymoja festival in Nakuru last week, Githae who is commonly known as Teacher Karimi said one of the opportunities will be brought about by the need to fuse art and literacy in ...

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Nakuru opens a mimispot.com page

A local interactive online platform has been introduced in Nakuru. The platform known as mimispot.com allows users to discuss local relevant issues online and also share photos. “The unique factor with mimispot.com is that it shows you the distance from where the other person is posting in kilometers,” explained Mr. Paul Mvuria who is spearheading the project in Kenya. Mvuria ...

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Makueni Speaker used foreign trips, house committees to buy MCAs loyalty

Makueni Speaker Stephen Ngelu and Leader of Majority Francis Munyao conspired to use abroad trips and house committees as dangling carrots to buy royalty of Members of the County Assembly, (MCAs). Kithungo/Kitundu ward representative Constantine Keli Musyoka while giving evidence to the Mohammed Nyaoga- led commission into the possible dissolution of Makueni county said that MCAs allied to the governor were ...

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Probe on Makueni dissolution kicks off in Wote

The Commission of Inquiry appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta to look into a petition filed by Makueni residents seeking to dissolve the county government commenced its public hearings in the county on Monday at Wote town. One of the lead petitioners, Francis Mulandi told Mohammed Nyaoga – led commission that the persistent infighting between the Governor Kivutha Kibwana and Members ...

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Jukumu Letu Nakuru launch in pictures

On Saturday April 25, the Jukumu Letu initiative which aims at sensitizing Kenyans on the need to follow up on the implementation of the constitution was launched in Nakuru. The event took place at the Nyayo gardens. Here is a pictorial story of what happened. The event did not start on time due to a power failure: So the Jukumu ...

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Nakuru residents to laugh at themselves at the Jukumu Letu launch

Nakuru residents will be reflecting at the issues that concern them most today at the Jukumu Letu campaign launch. The event will take place at the Nyayo gardens and is free for all. There will be performances from various art groups among them cartoonists and musicians. But it’s the nature of the performances that will leave the residents laughing at themselves ...

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Of government funds that never benefit the target population

The Ugandan playwright John Ruganda talks of situations in life when “you bleed the leech to fatten a heifer.” A leach is a parasite such as a tick, and thinking of how its blood can be used to fatten a heifer is classic irony. Yet this is what happens in many situations in Kenya when funds meant for development end ...

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Nakuru cartoonists replay ‘choices have consequences’ refrain

When in 2013 an American diplomat cautioned Kenyans against electing the Jubilee duo because of the crimes they were facing at the International Criminal Court (ICC), he did not know his statement would go viral. The three words sentence ‘choices have consequences’ not only became a common statement during the March 2013 campaign period but stuck among Kenyans. Today it ...

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Jukumu Letu cartoonists caricature Nakuru County’s ills

Nakuru County has its own share of the fame that comes with prostitution. Like Nairobi it also has a ‘K Street’ – which is some sort of an informal designated region for prostitution. It is called Kanu Street and it is down town along a road that branches as you head to the Lake Nakuru National Park. But there are ...

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