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Elgeyo fruit farmers count losses after heavy rains hinder transport

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Varsity student drowns after heavy rains in North Rift

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Heavy rains hinder transport, learning in Marakwet West

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Elgeyo fruit farmers count losses after heavy rains hinder transport
Fruit traders in Elgeyo Marakwet are a frustrated lot as heavy rains damaged roads causing their lorries to get stuck since last Thursday. Kenya National Highways Authority Engineer Edwin Cheserek noted the roads cannot be repaired for as long as it rains. We had plans to repair the impassable sections of the road but it is not possible at the moment   Read More ...
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Varsity student drowns after heavy rains in North Rift
A university student drowned in Elgeyo Marakwet after he was swept away by raging floods as heavy rains wreak havoc in the North Rift. Witnesses said Hosea Sirma, 25, was heading to his parent’s home before he was swept away and drowned in the floods at Kapsoyo village, Keiyo North. A resident William Kiptarus said Sirma left Uswo trading centre at 9pm on Friday before his body was discovered on Saturday morning   Read More ...
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Heavy rains hinder transport, learning in Marakwet West
Transport has been paralyzed in most areas of Marakwet following heavy rains pounding in the area. On Sunday, the rains swept two bridges in Marakwet West, paralyzing transport along Chebulabai-Chebororwa road. Hundreds of pupils in three schools were stranded in Chemunada Kuserwo location. Chemunada Assistant Chief John Chelimo said Ndangasir River burst its banks and swept the bridges that link Sitoton primary, Seret primary, and Kimungu Nursery school   Read More ...
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Farmers in Uasin Gishu benefit from conservation project
Farmers from Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, West Pokot and Trans-Nzoia counties will soon benefit from the ongoing water conservation project. The European Union through Kenya Forest Research Institute says it has set aside four hundred and fifty million shillings in the Mt.Elgon and Cherangany hills rehabilitation program, that will help in conservation of ecosystems to save the two water towers Watch more NTV Kenya videos at ntv.co.ke and nation.co.ke. Follow   Read More ...
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Why grafted oranges are the way to go
The weather is misty when we arrive in Iten town, a popular sports training ground for both local and foreign athletes. Our destination is Koimur village on Kiprop Kiprotich’s Chelan Farm in Keiyo South in the Kerio Valley. And as we drive on towards Koimur, the mist clears, ushering in a hot and humid air. We find Kiprotich, 32, on his farm tending to his oranges. The former Bachelor of   Read More ...
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Tolgos will not declare forest water tower
Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgoshas cancelled a plan to declare Kaptagat Forest a water tower to be protectedby the government.He said the status of the forestwill remain as it is and they would work with communities in the area to protect it.The move comes after residents, ledby Kaptarakwa MCA Thomas Kigen, protested against the plan and gave Tolgos twoweeks to cancel it   Read More ...
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Elgeyo MCAs reject water tower plan
MCAs and residents of Elgeyo Marakwet on Friday held demonstrations to protest against a government plan to declare Kaptagat Forest a water tower.They gave Governor Alex Tolgos two weeks to rescind his plan or they will carry out more protests.The forest lies in two counties including Uasin Gishu, whose Governor Jackson Mandago also wants it declared a key water source   Read More ...
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No night travel for Iten, Eldoret drivers as El Nino rains wreak havoc
Motorists have been asked to stop night operations in Iten and Eldoret as El Nino rains have damaged roads.Heavy rains have left roads muddy and slippery in the areas of Elgeyo Marakwet and Uasin Gishu counties, noted Marakwet West deputy county commissioner Benedict Nduva.“Motorists should be cautious   Read More ...
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Eldoret's dilemma as Elgeyo demands cash for its water
The controversy surrounding the management of water from the multi-billion shilling Chebara dam in Elgeyo Marakwet County seems to be far from over. Elgeyo Marakwet leaders now demand that the Uasin Gishu County pays Sh10 million monthly out of the Sh100 million collected by Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company (Eldowas) in Eldoret Town and its environs. The leaders, among them members of county assemblies and MPs, say while Elgeyo Marakwet County was taking the lead in water conservation, residents in the area have not benefited from their efforts. Senator Kipchumba Murkomen says that the...   Read More ...
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