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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 County Assembly audit report reveals irregularities

By. Davis Mwandawiro The recently published report by the Auditor General on the expenditures of county governments during the financial year 2014/2015 for Mombasa County Assembly is telling of public funds being pilfered. It was nothing but shock and disbelief as Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar had earlier pointed out. As inscribed in the Constitution of Kenya and the Public Audit Act ...

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The Likoni Ferry crossing is a disaster waiting to happen

Using the Likoni ferry is an inevitable fact for most people living in the South Coast areas of Likoni, Tiwi, Ukunda, Msambweni and beyond. For Likoni residents,crossing the ferry is a daily affair. In the morning when they go to work, market or school and in the evening when they go home. However, for most this crossing is now filled ...

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Governor Joho denies being corrupt

Mombasa Governor, Ali Hassan Joho honored the summons by Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) hearing today. He was expected to answer to allegations regarding the transfer of the Mwembe Tayari market to individuals name as Zubedi and Bawazir, which the commission alleges was illegally done. Mwembe Tayari market fell into disrepair and became a solid waste dumping ground and ...

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Will Going topless salvage Kenya’s tourism sector?

She did not tell people to go naked, that is what Senator Emma Mbura says in her defence. The story has spread like the legendary bush fire. Nominated Senator, Mbura allegedly asked women in the coastal region to go topless so that more tourists can visit the region. This has raised questions as to what the value of the coastal ...

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Mombasa residents throng Mshikaki Street Festival

The fifth edition of the Mshikaki Street Festival took place on Saturday 6th of April at the Tusks on Moi Avenue, against a backdrop of fears of another attack by militant terrorist group,  Al-Shabaab. Some people were of the view that the fete should have been postponed. After all, the nation was in mourning after the terrorist attack in Garissa ...

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Changamwe Residents weigh in on Infrastructure Projects

In a recent announcement, Mombasa County Governor, Ali Hassan Joho said that residents will witness major infrastructure expansion that is to take place between now and 2016. It will be an ambitious project that will see hundreds of residents in the Changamwe constituency evicted. However he assured that those affected by that move will be compensated. This eviction will be ...

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Blood Stains Old Town of Mombasa

Tragic events recently dampen things around old town and obviously negatively affect the livelihoods of people relying on tourists to that area. An emerging trend of killers shooting people at point blank range and vanish into the alleys has worsened the security outlook in Old Town Mombasa. The Old town of Mombasa is a magical and historical place. It is ...

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Women Techmakers in Mombasa Meet

Women entrepreneurs, designers, developers and technology enthusiasts in Mombasa came together this past weekend as the Women Techmakers Mombasa event held at  Jaffery Institute on 28th March. The event was powered by Google Developer Groups (GDG) Mombasa whose theme for Women Techmakers””2015 is “Connect.Create.Celebrate” . Women Techmakers is a Google initiative for women leaders in technology and hopes to inspire ...

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The Likoni Ferry Conundrum

Likoni Ferry

The Likoni channel connects Mombasa Island to the Southern Mainland and is serviced by 5 ferries; MV Mvita, MV Kilindini, MV Nyayo, MV Harambee and MV Kwale. This channel is at the center of not just differences in turf pitting the national government and county government, but also recurrent breakdowns which anger locals, delaying movements of goods and people. In ...

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