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New low-cost airline debuts on Kisumu Diani routes from Wilson Airport

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NASA demos: Man shot in Homa Bay, cops asked to use rubber bullets

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Kenya Airports Authority set to expand Homa bay Airstrip

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Property worth millions razed along Homa Bay's garage road

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Student arraigned for having gun at Homa Bay school

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Traders use newspapers in place of plastic carriers in Homa Bay

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Rowdy youths disrupt IEBC training in Homa Bay County
Youths in Homa Bay County temporarily disrupted an IEBC training center in Kasipul Constituency on Tuesday. The training was being done for presiding officers and their deputies at Sikri School for the Deaf. The angry youths who wanted the training stopped entered the venue and attacked the trainees with intentions to scare them. “The Constituency Returning Officer left the training center for a few minutes and found the disruption going on   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Homa Bay |  Kasipul | 
NASA demos are 'Luo mass action', other parts quiet, says Tuju
Jubilee Party boss Raphael Tuju has termed NASA's anti- IEBC protests "Luo mass action", saying they are "only in Kisumu, Homa Bay, Siaya and Kibera and not in other NASA strongholds". "This narrative that there is mass action or 'no Raila no reforms'... going out there...let us be honest...this is not mass action," the secretary general said on Sunday. "I have not seen people waving a twig in Kitui, Makueni, Machakos or in Vihinga where [NASA co-principal Musalia] Mudavadi comes from to say they don't like the IEBC   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Kitui |  Makueni |  Nyanza |  Kisumu |  Homa Bay |  Central Kisumu | 
New low-cost airline debuts on Kisumu Diani routes from Wilson Airport
A new low-cost airline flying local routes has been unveiled, making air transport in the country exciting and more competitive. The new entrant into the air travel market, Silverstone Air, launched its inaugural routes yesterday and will be flying from Wilson Airport, operating two flights everyday to Kisumu, Ukunda and Diani. The Kenyan fully-owned airline said they plan to introduce additional routes to Malindi, Lamu, Marsabit, Garissa, Homabay and Moyale in the coming months   Read More ...
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Tags: Travel & Tourism |  Airlines |  Air Travel |  Airports | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Lamu |  Garissa |  Marsabit |  Kisumu |  Homa Bay |  Central Kisumu |  Diani |  Diani Location | 
NASA demos: Homa Bay crowd asks for more teargas, no permit in Samburu
Police fired in the air on Friday to disperse a crowd being addressed by Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti. The address followed peaceful protests in Homa Bay town that Awiti led alongside Deputy Governor Hamilton Orata. Police did not allow Awiti to speak to NASA supporters at the IEBC compound. They hurled teargas canisters and beat several people, leaving some injured and others scampering for safety   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Homa Bay |  Homa Bay | 
NASA demos: Man shot in Homa Bay, cops asked to use rubber bullets
Emmanuel Konduto was struck twice on the left thigh and buttocks. Witnesses said Konduto was in Sofia estate when he and a friend were ambushed by officers removing stones from Homa Bay-Rongo road. "The victim was with his friend when the officers fired in the air. He lay on the ground....one of the officers fired at close range," said Gor. The man was admitted at St Paul's hospital   Read More ...
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NASA leaders insist demonstrations will go on every Monday and Friday until their demands are met
One person died and several others were injured in demonstrations against the Independent Boundaries and Electoral Commission (IEBC). Protests in Nairobi, Kisumu, Kakamega, Mombasa, Garissa and Kitui counties saw anti-riot police engage in running battles with supporters of the National Super Alliance (NASA) pushing for reforms at IEBC before the October 26 repeat presidential poll. Other counties where protests were held were Migori, Homa Bay, Vihiga and Embu   Read More ...
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Tags: Social Issues |  Protests |  Demonstrations | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Nairobi |  Mombasa |  Garissa |  Kakamega |  Kisumu |  Homa Bay |  Migori | 
Kenya Airports Authority set to expand Homa bay Airstrip
Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) will expand Kabunde airstrip to boost tourism sector. The airport serves Flight 540 and caters for passengers from neighbouring Kisii, Bomet, Migori and parts of Tanzania. KAA Chief Executive Officer Johnny Anderson met Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti before touring the facility. The airstrip had been neglected until February 2016, when it was re-opened for commercial flights after refurbishment by the county government   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Bomet |  Homa Bay | 
Striking Homa Bay nurses protest and demand CBA be signed soon
Striking nurses in Homa Bay on Friday staged demonstrations at the county government offices to protest against delay in signing their collective bargaining agreement. The nurses wanted Governor Cyprian Awiti to sign their CBA meant to improve their working conditions and increase their pay. They accused their employer of being noncommittal in addressing their grievances. Kenya National Union of Nurses branch secretary George Bola said they would continue the strike, its 110th day Saturday, until their demands are met   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Homa Bay | 
Property worth millions razed along Homa Bay's garage road
Property worth millions of shillings was reduced to ashes in a fire along Garage road in Homa Bay on Friday morning.The fire destroyed outlets including shops with spare parts for vehicles."We heard a loud explosion from one of the shops before the fire started billowing," said a watchman.He and others said an electric fault may have caused the fire.   Read More ...
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Homa Bay man hacks cousin to death over seedlings
A 30-year-old man hacked his cousin to death after an argument over seedlings on Friday night. David Owuor was arrested after killing Samson Onyango, 28, at their home in Karachuonyo East subcounty in Homa Bay. He cut both of Onyango's legs with a panga after the cousin hit him with a metallic pipe. Area police commander Marius Tum said Onyango died after excessive bleeding   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Homa Bay |  Karachuonyo | 
Student arraigned for having gun at Homa Bay school
The form four student found with a pistol at a Homa Bay school was arraigned on Wednesday. The learner of Orero Boys' High School in Rangwe constituency was found with the weapon on Tuesday afternoon after his colleagues raised the alarm. The student appeared before principal magistrate Susan Ndegwa who deferred the plea to September 17 following a request by the prosecution   Read More ...
Categories: Education | 
Tags: Students | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Homa Bay |  Rangwe | 
Four officials record statements over arson at Homa Bay county headquarters
Four Homa Bay county government officials have recorded statements with the police over the fire which burned a section of the county headquarters. The four were summoned by police to explain what they knew with regards to the inferno which affected the finance and procurement departments. Crucial county government documents were destroyed in the fire whose cause is yet to be established by the investigating authorities   Read More ...
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Arsonists burn offices of Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti
Unknown people have torched the offices of Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti, reducing to ashes crucial documents. They set on fire the building situated in Homa Bay town Thursday night and it was still burning by Friday morning. Homa Bay County Police Commander Marius Tum said one person has been arrested following the incident. He has said the person is not a resident of the county but was arrested at the scene with burns and petrol suspected to have been used to start the fire   Read More ...
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Fire destroys Homa Bay County offices
Police have launched investigations into the fire incident that destroyed property of unknown value at the Homa Bay county offices early Friday. The fire comes just three days after officials of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission raided the county government offices of the County boss Cyprian Awiti to investigate misappropriation of 5 billion shillings. At least one person was arrested at the scene with burns and petrol that is believed to have been used to used to raze the building   Read More ...
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Fire set to Homa Bay county offices after visit by EACC detectives
A section of the office of Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti was Thursday evening burnt down and property of unknown value destroyed. Witnesses say three people suspected to have caused the incident drove into the compound at 11.30 pm and parked the vehicle at the gate before sneaking in to the compound carrying a jerrican of petrol. They stated that they headed straight to the offices of procurement and finance and lit fire there before speeding off   Read More ...
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Documents, computers destroyed in Homa Bay county office fire
Several Homa Bay county offices were destroyed in a fire on Thursday night.Documents and computers were among items that were destroyed in the fire whose cause is unknown.The county's fire department, which was allocated about Sh4 million for the purchase of equipment, did not respond.The offices of Governor Cyprian Awiti and Deputy Governor Hamilton Orata were not affected.Sources said a suspect was arrested and is being held at Homa Bay police station   Read More ...
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Fire razes Homa Bay County Government Headquarters
Flames razed Homa Bay County Government Headquarters on Friday morning. According to reports, several offices including that of Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti were destroyed. The fire which started at about 12.30 am today, burnt down all property and important documents in the County Finance and Procurement Departments. People who arrived at the scene at the onset of the inferno termed it as arson   Read More ...
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Oyugi Magwanga files petition challenging Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti’s win
SUMMARY Former Kasipul MP Oyugi Magwanga is challenging Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti's re-election Magwanga has IEBC Returning Officer Moses Kosgei for denying him victory Mention of the case is set to be made on a later date Immediate former Kasipul MP Oyugi Magwanga is challenging Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti's re-election. Magwanga who became second after Awiti in the August General 8 election filed the petition with booklets of more than 15 pages at Homa Bay High Court on Wednesday evening   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Homa Bay | 
Woman killed in Homabay as she plans to escape with four children to Nairobi
HOMABAY, KENYA: A 41 -year old man is on the run after he allegedly killed his wife who tried to secretly take away their four children following a domestic row in Homa bay County. Police said the man identified as Peter Omolo killed his 28-years old wife Elizabeth Awuor at East Kauoch in Ndhiwa, after he allegedly found her trying to escape to Nairobi with the children   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Nairobi |  Homa Bay |  Ndhiwa | 
Traders use newspapers in place of plastic carriers in Homa Bay
Demand for old newspapers for packaging food has increased after the ban on the use of plastic carrier bags took effect on Monday. The ban has forced many small traders in Homa Bay to use old newspapers for packing their goods. A spot check by the Star on Wednesday at shops that sell the old newspapers revealed that traders thronged the shops to buy them   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Homa Bay | 
Sleepy Migori town arises
Once considered a veritable outpost thanks to its isolation and poor planning, Kehancha has become one of the fastest growing towns in Migori County. The town’s growth is largely attributed to devolution and the construction of the Migori-Kehancha Road. The road, which was completed early this year and runs through the town’s centre, has seen traders from as far as Kisii, Homa Bay, Keroka and Nairobi trooping to the town   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Homa Bay |  Migori | 
Kisumu, Homa Bay disabled persons threaten to sue over 'unfair' MCA nominations
People living with disabilities in two Nyanza counties have threatened to sue and block the swearing-in of MCAs if the list of nominees is not reviewed. Members of the groups in Kisumu and Homa Bay counties said they are working with lawyers and other stakeholders as their representation is not proper. They have given Opposition leader Raila Odinga's ODM party a week to liaise with the IEBC for a solution, failure of which they will go to court   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Kisumu |  Homa Bay |  Central Kisumu | 
Awiti punishing Homa Bay staff, taking trips instead of working - Magwanga
Oyugi Magwanga has accused Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti victimising county staff following the suspension of 17 on Tuesday. County human resource director Modi Auma said the officers' behaviour compromised their political neutrality as public servants. Dismissal letters indicate officials were suspended for participating in political activities aimed at supporting Magwanga's governor bid in the August 8 general election. Magwagwa (independent), a former Kasipul MP who lost the governor race to Awiti, said his rival is punishing those who did not support him   Read More ...
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ODM members sue to stop Homa Bay nominations
Four Orange Democratic Party (ODM) members have moved to the High Court seeking to stop the nomination of four Members of County Assembly in Homa Bay county. Under a certificate of urgency, Amina Osmail, Hellen Adhiambo, Ruth Adoyo and Lorna Owina claim there were unlawful amendments to the Party list submitted by ODM to Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). Through lawyer Joseph Kimani, the four want the court to suspend the nomination of Rael Achieng’, Pamela Akinyi, Jane Ojowa and Beatrice Achieng’   Read More ...
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Wanga defends her push for MPs’ pay hike Homa
Sandra Wekesa. Bay Womans Representative Gladys Wanga has said she is unbowed by the barrage of criticism over her push for pay hike for Members of Parliament. Saying she has nothing to apologise for, the lawmaker said she’ll relent in the push. Speaking in Homa Bay town on Friday, she maintained Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) unfairly targeted MPs, who she said use a huge chunk of their salaries to serve their constituents   Read More ...
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Gladys Wanga defends her decision to push for MPs salary increment
Homa Bay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga now says the salaries and remuneration commission (SRC) unfairly targeted lawmakers in salary reduction, adding that MPs use their money to serve Kenyans in various constituencies. The Homa Bay woman representative has defended her push for MPs’ pay rise even after President Uhuru Kenyatta said it was unacceptable. Speaking in Homa Bay town on Friday when she distributed 50 bags of cement and 50 pieces of iron sheet to traders who lost their property in a fire incident, Wanga said the pay cut was unnecessary   Read More ...
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Tags: Careers |  Salaries | 
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Gladys Wanga unapologetic over MPs pay rise push
Homa Bay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga appears unrepentant for her push for MPs’ pay rise even in the face of public outrage. Ms Wanga on Friday insisted that Salaries and Remuneration Commission’s decision to cut MPs pay and allowances was wrong. SECESSION. She argued that lawmakers were unfairly targeted yet they use their salaries to serve their constituents. “There are other government officials who are earning more than us who haven’t been subjected to pay cut,” Ms Wanga said in Homa bay town when she visited traders whose property went up in flames a fortnight ago   Read More ...
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Tags: Careers |  Salaries |  Pay rise | 
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It's do or die in county speaker races as campaigns hot up
The race for the powerful county assembly speaker position has intensified in western Kenya counties with incumbents and candidates who lost in the August polls jostling for the seats. The seats in Kisumu, Kakamega, Siaya, Homa Bay, Kisii, Nyamira and Kericho counties have attracted a total 20 candidates as campaigns hot up in the devolved regions. KISUMU. The speaker position is considered one of the most powerful in counties after that of the governor and head county assembly service board, the body responsible for running administrative functions of the regional Houses   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Tags: Elections |  Election campaigns | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Kakamega |  Siaya |  Kisumu |  Homa Bay |  Nyamira |  Central Kisumu | 
Kanyada elders pressure Awiti for cabinet posts in push to share power
Cyprian Awiti is under pressure following a call by a group of elders for him to reserve space in his cabinet for their people. The elders from Kanyada community in Homa Bay town on Tuesday urged him to ensure their people retain their positions. They singled out the seats of the county secretary, health executive member and chief officer in the roads department   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Homa Bay |  Homa Bay | 
Water harvesting for food security
During the course of the Third Medium Term Plan (MTP3) preparations, my team and I travelled across the country, and held consultations with citizens to understand their needs and priorities. This fulfilled the constitutional provision aimed at ensuring that development planning is inclusive. For more nuanced perspectives on ending water deficiency and guaranteeing food security, we visited various irrigation schemes in Uasin Gishu, Homa Bay, Kitui, Embu, Tharaka Nithi, Turkana, Elgeyo-Marakwet and West Pokot counties   Read More ...
Categories: Farming |  Science & Nature | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Embu |  Kitui |  Turkana |  Homa Bay | 
Mother watches as daughter,14, is snatched by a crocodile in Homa Bay
A 14-year-old girl was on Thursday killed by a crocodile on Ng’ou beach in Lake Victoria, Homa Bay county. Hellen Amondi had gone to fetch water when she was attacked. The class six pupil at Ndonyo Primary School in Siaya county was in the company of her mother Margaret Atieno and twin sister. Atieno said, “We were almost leaving the shore but she went back to clean mud on her feet when the crocodile grabbed her,” Atieno said   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Siaya |  Homa Bay | 
Don’t feel bad about my firing you, Awiti tells executives as he is sworn in for second term
Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti on Friday assumed office for his second term with a promise he will overhaul his Cabinet. Awiti and his deputy - Hamilton Orata - were sworn in by High Court judge Aaron Makau and chief magistrate Thomas Obuto at Homa Bay High School. “I thank all those who assisted me by serving in the first term of my administration because I couldn’t achieve anything as an individual   Read More ...
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Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti takes Oath, promises to sack members of his cabinet
Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti took oath of office for his second and final term and said several members of his Executive Committee could lose their jobs in the new cabinet line-up. Awiti said he was commencing his new term with a clear agenda to fully implement his development manifesto and would not entertain joyriders. He said he would wage fresh new war against corruption and extended an olive branch to his closest competitor-former Kasipul MP, Oyugi Magwanga who has thretened to challenge his win in court   Read More ...
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Hunt for crocodile after it kills Class 6 pupil in Homa Bay
Rescue workers are combing the shores of Lake Victoria in Homa Bay County in search of the body of a Class six pupil who was attacked and killed by a crocodile. The minor, identified as Hellen Amondi, 13, had gone to fetch water at Ng’ou Beach in Suba North Sub-County when the unfortunate incident happened. She had accompanied her mother, Margaret Atieno, and her twin sister on the fateful Thursday afternoon   Read More ...
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Crocodile grabs Homa Bay girl as mother watches
A 14-year-old girl was on Thursday killed by a crocodile at Lake Victoria's Ng’ou beach in Homa Bay county. Hellen Amondi had gone to fetch water at the beach in Mbita with her mother Margaret Atieno and a twin sister. Atieno said her daughter finished the task but returned to wash mud off her legs. “We were about to leave...she had told us one of her shoes stuck in the mud when the crocodile grabbed and dragged her into the water   Read More ...
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Third Medium Term Plan prioritises water harvesting for food security
During the course of the Third Medium Term Plan preparations, my team and I travelled across the country, and held consultations with citizens to understand their needs and priorities. This fulfilled the constitutional provision aimed at ensuring that development planning is inclusive. For more nuanced perspectives on ending water deficiency and guaranteeing food security, we visited various irrigation schemes in Uasin Gishu, Homa Bay, Kitui, Embu, Tharaka Nithi, Turkana, Elgeyo Marakwet and West Pokot counties   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Embu |  Kitui |  Turkana |  Homa Bay | 
Homa Bay teen tells of shooting during election demos
A teenager in Homa Bayis nursing a bullet wound allegedly inflicted by police during protests over presidential results. Marvin Ochieng’, a form one student of Upper Hill High School, was shot in the left arm outside their home in Misita, Homa Bay Town constituency. “I was shot by police outside the compound when I went to check why people were making noise after presidential results were announced,” Ochieng’ told journalists on Thursday   Read More ...
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Kituo Cha Sheria wants IPOA to investigate police brutality
Kituo Cha Sheria has urged the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) to investigate and hold responsible individual police officers who used unwarranted force on protesters following the announcement of President Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner of the August 8, 2017 elections. Kituo Cha Sheria Executive Director, Gertrude Angote, noted that police officers used live bullets to quell the violence in Nairobi’s Mathare, Kibra and Kawangware estates as well as in Kisumu, Homa Bay and Siaya, among other areas that were affected   Read More ...
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Homa Bay teen tells of shooting during Homa Bay election demos
A teenager in Homa Bayis nursing a bullet wound allegedly inflicted by police during protests over presidential results. Marvin Ochieng’, a form one student of Upper Hill High School, was shot in the left arm outside their home in Misita, Homa Bay Town constituency. “I was shot by police outside the compound when I went to check why people were making noise after presidential results were announced,” Ochieng’ told journalists on Thursday   Read More ...
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Kituo Cha Sheria wants Ipoa to investigate police brutality
By DAVID MWERE Kituo Cha Sheria has said that brutal force used by the police on unarmed protestors across the country following the announcement of President Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner of the August 8, 2017 elections was unwarranted. Executive Director Gertrude Angote noted that police officers used live bullets to quell the violence in Nairobi’s Mathare, Kibra and Kawangware as well as in Kisumu, Homa Bay and Siaya, among other areas that were affected   Read More ...
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