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Nominated Senator Emma Mbura suffers a blow after Mombasa court dismisses use of Section 29 of KICA Act

TNA Activist Kalinga Mgandi.

TNA Nominated Senator Emma Mbura suffered a blow after Mombasa Principal Resident Magistrate Nicholas Njagi dismissed an application by the state to charge activist Kalinga Mgandi. In the court application, Senator Mbura wanted the court to compel Jubilee Alliance activist Kalinga Mgandi to disclose his Personal Identification Number (PIN) of his phone to enable police to verify his WhatsApp account. Kalinga had allegedly abused ...

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Coast school girls develop black stone that sucks poison out of snake bites

Students at Coast Girls School have developed a small black stone that is saving lives following snake and scorpion bites in Kongowea and Likoni in Mombasa County, through a school project led by Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa, and supported by Intel and the Aga Khan Foundation (USA). Educating Girls in Science (EGIS) is a two-year pilot project launched by the ...

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Safaricom Mwewe Project hits Mombasa


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


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

Law and Training Mombasa

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


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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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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Colourful jukumu letu launch in Mombasa

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Pomp, colour and rich content marked Jukumu Letu launch in Mombasa. The picturesque county, its enticing hospitality and warm hearts enlivened both partners and attendees to a stimulating launch that only Mombasa could provide. The joys, from the faces to the smiles, old and young told the story best of which if you did not attend, these photos should narrate it ...

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Jukumu letu Mombasa in photos

  Tusks above, are a sure way of confirming you are in Mombasa. Fort Jesus, a Portuguese fort built in 1591 by order of King Philip I of Portugal, then ruler of the joint Portuguese and Spanish Kingdoms, a tourist site, is a must visit when in Mombasa. You cannot miss the beautiful Indian ocean waters and certainly the joys of Jukumu ...

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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


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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