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Internal security should be devolved to counties

Meru County Governor Peter Munya who is also the chair of the Council of Governors.

By George Githinji Article 187 of the Constitution provides a mechanism for the transfer of functions between both levels of government, that is, the national and the county governments. The transfer is only possible, however, under two conditions: if the function or power would be more effectively performed or exercised by the receiving government and the transfer of the function ...

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Maseno University administration block razed down

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Kenya is perpetually in electioneering mode and the unfortunate events at Maseno University early Thursday morning can prove this. It is alleged that Maseno University students descended on the institution’s administration block and burnt it down. This was in defiance of what has been termed as a case of the administration’s interference with student elections and missing marks for a ...

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Motivate the Police Service to improve work performance

By George Githinji The National Police Service has on numerous occasions threatened to take part in go-slows in order to pressure the government to increase their salaries. Both the Kenya Police and the Administration Police (AP) have often lamented about being underpaid and under-resourced. The result of this blatant neglect of the police service by the government is severely reduced ...

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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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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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47 heads of Nyumba Kumi in Makueni County benefit from a paralegal training

Daniel Kituku Forty seven heads of the Nyumba Kumi initiative from Mithumoni sub location, Makueni County have benefited from a paralegal training organized and funded by Resources Oriented Development Initiatives (RODI ) Kenya. The program aims at equipping the village heads with paralegal skills to enable them to solve conflicts through alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and reduce crime by networking with ...

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How Hacking Team software is used to track down dissidents and activists

Galilleo

The Hacking Group was recently exposed by Wikileaks which published files that included confidential employee emails. In the emails, hacking group staff and Kenyan agents were in touch over a long period of time in an attempt to procure Hacking Teams software online surveillance system marketed to governments as Galileo. There was global uproar when the emails revealed that the ...

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Hacking Team expose reveals Kenyan actors

Galilleo

Wikileaks once again has come to the limelight after exposing the Hacking Team secret files. The Italian surveillance technology company got hacked and 400 gigabytes of documents published. These documents show communications, invoices and other private documents between the company and buyers of the technology. Its clients include governments and agencies in countries such as Ethiopia, Malaysia, Mexico and Kenya. ...

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Human lapses worsen Kenya’s security threats

Mandera Town

On the 6th of July 2015, Kenya woke up to breaking news of yet another terror attack in the town of Garissa. At least 14 people were killed and 10 others injured after suspected Al-Shabaab militants attacked a village near Mandera Town. Mandera County Commissioner Alex Ole Nkoyo confirmed the attack, which happened at 1.00am in Soko Mbuzi Village. The ...

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Wanjeri Nderu assaulted for tweeting on corruption

Wanjeri Nderu, a social justice crusader, was attacked by a stranger for talking about corruption at Langata mall on Monday, 29th June 2015. Wanjeri uses her online presence to talk about various injustices in Kenya including corruption. On her timeline, she largely talk about insecurity and corruption.   This won’t stop the fight against corruption and those involved. Get ready, ...

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Secure whistle blowing platform for Africa AfriLeaks to launch in Kenya

AfriLeaks

AfriLEAKS, a secure anonymous whistle blowing platform for African nations will be formally launched first in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa respectively in the next few months according to Ruth Kronenburg, the Director of Operations at Free Press Unlimited, one of the partners in the joint project. Ruth was speaking at a session in the just ended Deutsche Welle Global ...

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Nkaissery gag order on distributing Lamu Al-Shabaab video lawful

Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery’s gag order on sharing a video online that showed the last moments of the Al Shabaab before they attacked the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) Baure camp in Lamu County is lawful and constitutional. The video which was published by ITV shows the moments before the Al Shabaab fighters were preparing to battle KDF forces and half ...

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Police in Makueni arrest Ngandi Mwikali over terror links

  Police have arrested a man suspected to have terror links in Wote town, Makueni County. 20 -year- old Ngandi Mwikali alias Sheikh Hassan was arrested over the weekend after he threatened to blow up certain buildings in Wote. According to Makueni CID boss Elena Wairimu, the suspect a class five dropout disappeared six years and only resurfaced last Tuesday ...

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Shimo la Tewa prison a radicalisation hotspot

Inmates inside Shimo La Tewa

Shimo La Tewa is the only maximum security prison in the Coast province holding the hardest, most dangerous convicts in the province. Currently incarcerated at “Shimo” as it is known by residents are international jihadists, pirates, terrorism masterminds and soldiers court martialed for desertion. As fate would have it, Shimo la Tewa holds one of the most dangerous terrorism suspect ...

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Shootings in Old Town worries residents

Tuk Tuk in Old Town Mombasa

At around 7.30 P.M on Sunday evening Khalid Ibrahim Khatri was relaxing with friends along Ndia Kuu near Masjid Shikelly like he does on many evenings. Unknown to him, a gunman was planning to end his life at that spot. An unknown gunman opened fire. Khalid’s quick instincts may have saved his life as he was able to fire back immediately ...

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