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Mombasa residents against intention to buy County inspectorate vehicles

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The recent announcement that the county government of Mombasa would introduce a fleet of 25 new patrol vehicles which will assist in its security strategy seems to have rubbed many the wrong way. There are already a number of police vehicles patrolling the county, which were introduced by the government last year. The new fleet, which will be fitted with ...

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Wakali Kwanza gang terrorise Kisauni residents

Youths rounded up in Kisauni

They are commonplace, especially on the Bamburi-Kiembeni road. You will see  them clutching papers or torn books and pens, asking for “kitabu” from matatu crews. Kitabu is the extortion fees the matatu crews must pay to the young drug-whipped men in order to operate on the streets. They are members of Wakali Kwanza, a notorious gang that terrorises residents of ...

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No evidence linking Daadab refugees to terrorism

The Deputy President’s directive that the Daadab refugee camp should be closed came in after the Garissa university attack, providing the thinking by government about the camp. It would perhaps be useful to know whether any intelligence report has linked a refugee in the camp to terrorism. In addition, if any refugee is to leave the camp, the process has ...

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Primary school headteacher hacked to death

  Police are yet to establish the circumstances that led to the killing of a primary school headteacher in West Ngosini, Makueni County. Utithini Primary School Headteacher Simon Nzuuna, was hacked to death by unknown assailants at his house on Tuesday at around 1 am. Makueni OCPD Philip Opiyo said three men armed with crude weapons brutally murdered the head teacher ...

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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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New fears of Al Shabaab terror attacks in Nairobi

  Barely a month after the Al Shabaab terror attack on Garissa University College that claimed an estimated 147 lives, there are new fears the Somali terror group may be planning more audacious attacks on prominent locations within the City of Nairobi. Speculation is swirling on social media that there are Al Shabaab operatives in the country planning attacks on ...

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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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The ‘Joseph factor’ in Kenya’s security docket

What is in a name, asked William Shakespeare once. A rose in another name may smell as sweet he posed. But what is in a name when all key people picked for a particular job share a name? Could there be something more to that name? That is what we might need to ask about Kenya’s security docket which only ...

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Nakuru aspiring police recruits vow to fight Al-Shabaab

Two Nakuru youths who turned at the Afraha stadium for the police recruitment that took place on Monday have told the Kenya Monitor that they are not afraid of being involved risky situations should they picked in the service. Paul Maranga and James Waweru who had also turned up for the earlier recruitment that was later called off on allegations ...

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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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