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Heavy rains destroys property in Meru

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Will back Uhuru, I’m not in NASA, Munya tells Kiraitu to keep off

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Roads connecting Tharaka-Nithi to Meru impassable after heavy rains

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Heavy rains destroys property in Meru
A family in South Imenti constituency, Meru county, are counting losses after their house was struck down by lighting on Sunday night and a bridge was swept away by an over flooded river.   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Eastern |  Meru |  Imenti |  South Imenti | 
Will back Uhuru, I’m not in NASA, Munya tells Kiraitu to keep off
Meru Governor Peter Munya has said he is not in NASA as claimed by his rivals. He said Meru Senator Kiraitu Murungi and Igembe South MP Mithika Linturi are spreading propaganda to spoil his name. He spoke on Wednesday at Marania Forest station, Buuri constituency, during the signing of a management agreement between the Kenya Forest Service and Community Forest Association   Read More ...
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Tags: Natural environment |  Forestry | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Meru |  Igembe |  South Igembe | 
Upsurge of livestock incursion in protected areas noted in national parks and national reserves
Increased number of livestock illegally entering parks and reserves for pasture has been noted in Tsavo East and Tsavo West national parks, Kora, Sibiloi, Chyulu and Meru national parks and Marsabit national reserve. To stem this incursion, KWS has mobilized her rangers for mop up operations in the affected parks and reserves with a view to bringing to book herders illegally grazing livestock in the protected areas. Consequently 71 herders   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Coast |  Taita-Taveta |  Eastern |  Marsabit |  Meru |  Tsavo |  Marsabit Reserve | 
Catholic Church launches environmental campaign in Meru to counter climate change
The Catholic Church in Meru has launched a massive environmental campaign aimed at tackling the effects of climate change. The initiative by Caritas, the social development arm of the Catholic Diocese of Meru involves tree planting, rehabilitation of rivers, soil conservation and cleaning activities. The county government and One Body One Spirit Movement organisation from South Korea are also part of the movement. The campaign started by planting trees at   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Eastern |  Meru |  Asia |  N.E. Asia | 
ISIOLO: Chopper evacuates students stuck in flood-hit areas
Isiolo Governor Godana Doyo hired a chopper to evacuate about 100 students from Cherab area which had been cut off by floods owing to the current rains pounding the area. The students from various schools in Wajir, Isiolo, Meru and Garissa counties were not able to report back to school as schools opened last week for second term after heavy rains and flash floods experienced in the region destroyed a   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  North Eastern |  Garissa |  Wajir |  Eastern |  Isiolo |  Meru | 
Roads connecting Tharaka-Nithi to Meru impassable after heavy rains
Business people in Tharaka-Nithi are counting loss after heavy rains rendered the two major roads that link the county to Meru impassable. The Mukothima-Meru and Marimanti-Mitunguu roads have been completely cut off by floods forcing the travellers to use the Chiakariga-Chuka road which is more than 100 kilometres longer. On Sunday, Mr Edgar Njagi, a motorist, told the Nation that his vehicle had been stuck in the mud for three   Read More ...
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Tags: Weather |  Rains |  Heavy rains | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Eastern |  Meru |  Tharaka |  Chuka |  Tharaka | 
THARAKA: Roads to Meru impassable after heavy rains
Business people in Tharaka-Nithi are counting loss after heavy rains rendered the two major roads that link the county to Meru impassable. The Mukothima-Meru and Marimanti-Mitunguu roads have been completely cut off by floods forcing the travellers to use the Chiakariga-Chuka road which is more than 100 kilometres longer. On Sunday, Mr Edgar Njagi, a motorist, told the Nation that his vehicle had been stuck in the mud for three   Read More ...
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Tags: Weather |  Rains |  Heavy rains | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Eastern |  Meru |  Tharaka |  Chuka |  Tharaka | 
Meru county allocates Sh1.69 billion for fish farming projects
Meru county government plans to channel at least Sh1.69 billion to promote fish farming.Among the key target areas include establishment of a hatchery for warm fish fingerlings estimated to produce at least one million fingerlings annually, construction of demonstration fish ponds and mini fish feed processing machines   Read More ...
Categories: Farming |  Politics & Government |  Science & Nature | 
Tags: Fish farming |  Government |  County governments |  Natural environment |  Water |  Sources |  Ponds |  Fish ponds |  Fish | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Eastern |  Meru | 
100 homeless as flash floods ravage Meru
More than 100 people are homeless after flash floods swept away their houses in Ruiri Rwarera ward, Buuri constituency.Area MCA Jackson Muriiki said the rains, which started last week on Saturday, have washed away 988 acres of crops and vegetation.Speaking in Meru town yesterday, he said the El Niño rains have devastated the ward because human activities have left the land bare   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Eastern |  Meru |  Buuri | 
Meru residents warned against consuming water from River Mpuone
The county's Public Health Director Euphantus Kariuki said the stream, which drains its water into River Kathita, was contaminated.   Read More ...
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Tags: Natural environment |  Water |  Rivers | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Eastern |  Meru | 
KenGen in 400MW wind power farm plan for Meru
KenGen is set to develop a 400 megawatt (MW) multibillion-shilling wind power farm in Meru, adding to its growing portfolio of renewable energy sources.   Read More ...
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Tags: Weather |  Wind | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Eastern |  Meru | 
Laikipia Residents Demonstrate Due To Water Shortages
Residents of Daiga division in Laikipia county held a demonstration and walked for over 30 Kilometers upstream Sirimon river to Meru county after the river could not flow leaving them without water for domestic use. The angry residents said they have stayed for days without water for their animals and for domestic use and had   Read More ...
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Tags: Wildlife Conservation |  Natural environment |  Water |  Sources |  Rivers |   |   |   |   | 
Places: Kenya |  Eastern |  Meru |  Rift Valley |  Laikipia |