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Jackson Njeru jailed for three months for contempt of court

Jackson Njeru. Photo courtesy of www.africacelebritynews.com

Jackson Njeru was jailed for three months on Tuesday for contempt of court by a Nairobi Magistrate. Njeru was jailed alongside Jackline Ogutu aka Nyako Ber, both being Facebook administrators of the group Buyer Beware. Their crime was that being group administrators, they did not bring down a post from a member of the group that mentioned prominent lawyer Cecil ...

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Posta Kenya, Kilimall partner to enhance logistics services for online buyers

Postmaster General Dr. Enock Kinara (L) and Kilimall logistics manager Chris Nyaga, exchange a signed memorandum of understanding (MoU). The MoU seeks to enhance the logistics-service experience for online buyers via posta Kenya outlets across the country. [Photo: Redhouse PR]

The Postal Corporation of Kenya (Posta) and online shop Kilimall have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance the logistics service experience for online buyers. The partnership will allow Kilimall to use Posta outlets across the country. The arrangement allows Kilimall to use post offices as a collection points from which online shoppers can collect their ordered goods. Customers will ...

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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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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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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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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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Jukumu Letu in Mombasa in pictures

Today, jukumu letu partners were continuing with their training. In the below pictures, some of the great work being done by KATUNI is clear as the trainees are bringing out the core issues of concern to Mombasa residents. Kenya Institute of Puppets Theatre (KIPT) also have their trainees working on puppets while the bosses are all smiles, perhaps happy with ...

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Iftar in Mombasa in pictures

Mombasa Iftar

In the Islamic calendar,  Ramadhan is the ninth month which Muslims observe by fasting from dusk to dawn.  Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam. During the month of Ramadhan, muslims wake up early for Suhoor,  a meal they have before the dawn prayers which mark the start of the daylong fast which is broken at dusk with ...

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Mombasa writers revisit lessons from Kwani?

Participants at the Kwani? Fiction Workshop (facebook/kwanitrust)

Kwani? Trust recently concluded a one week writers workshop in Mombasa. The workshop was part of Kwani?’s wider plan to collect essays, fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and photography based on the Coast Region. Most importantly, after the workshop, the writers will help explore what new narratives can emerge from the ‘Coast’ from a social and political standpoint. The Coast based ...

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Standard guage railway stalling in Mombasa due to land issues

By Davis Mwandawiro When it was announced that the long awaited Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project would commence last year, there was a huge relief that it would open up the region and ease up the congestion that is usually along the busy Mombasa-Nairobi road. However, controversy is flaring up once more over the construction of the multi-billion shilling Standard ...

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