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Scare as newly dug graves found in Migori County

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Mother who lost four children in Migori accident being held in hospital over unpaid bills

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Four children crushed to death by lorry while asleep in Migori home

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Migori teacher kills self after accusing wife of ruining their business

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Migori traders surrender 1,000kgs of plastic bags to NEMA

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Nine-year girl shot in Mathare was killed by a high caliber bullet, autopsy reveals

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Scare as newly dug graves found in Migori County
Public health and security officials in Migori County are in a tight spot after freshly dug graves were discovered on the outskirts of the county headquarters. Residents of Lichota village yesterday told journalists they found the graves in a field full of shrubs and guava trees, with some bodies dragged out of the graves by wild dogs. They said residents living near the field had to contend with the foul smell coming from the graves and now fear they could soon contract diseases   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Migori | 
Mother who lost four children in Migori accident being held in hospital over unpaid bills
A woman who lost four children when a lorry crashed into their house in Migori County on Saturday has been detained by a hospital over bills. Margaret Magutu, 45, is unable to clear her bill of Sh29,500 at St Akidiva Hospital in Mabera. The hospital’s director, Richard Gibiti, says it is not clear how the bill will be settled. “We can give a waiver but how about the medication we bought and gave her? She has also used facilities we have paid for   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Migori | 
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 ...
Categories: Society & Culture | 
Tags: Social Issues |  Protests |  Demonstrations | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Nairobi |  Mombasa |  Garissa |  Kakamega |  Kisumu |  Homa Bay |  Migori | 
Four minors crashed to death in Migori 
Four children from the same family died on the spot while one is nursing serious injuries after a lorry crashed into their house in Kuria West, Migori County Thursday night. The children’s parents escaped unhurt in the incident which neighbours say occurred at 11 pm. Migori County Criminal Investigation Officer Benedict Kigen said police have launched a manhunt for the truck driver who was ferrying sand from Komosense to Mapera   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Migori | 
Four children crushed to death by lorry while asleep in Migori home
Four children were on Thursday night crushed to death by a lorry that veered off the road and rammed into their home in Migori. The fifth child is nursing serious injuries at Akidiva Hospital. The accident occurred at 11 pm while the children were asleep. The lorry was transporting sand from Komosense to Mabera in Kuria West when it crashed into the building as the family was asleep   Read More ...
Categories: Society & Culture | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Migori |  Kuria |  Mabera | 
Ohangla musician Tony Nyadundo accused of attacking Migori medics
Medics at Migori County Referral Hospital have accused ohangla musician Tony Nyadundo of assaulting them and vandalising their property in a drunken rage. Nyadundo allegedly arrived late on Wednesday night and caused trouble for about 45 minutes saying he was not accorded celebrity treatment. Clinical officer Maureen Muramba said a man arrived at the hospital in a taxi but refused to alight from the saloon car   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Migori | 
Kisii, Nyamira and Migori nurses protest, dismiss CoG and John Bii
Nurses from Kisii, Nyamira and Migori counties on Wednesday staged a protest in Kisii town demanding the signing of their CBA. Nurses countrywide have been on strike since June 5 in a demand for higher pay and better working conditions. Kenya National Union of Nurses branch secretaries Moses Rianga (Kisii), Anthony Kebiro (Nyamira) and Achochi Achilo (Migori) led the demonstration. "We are calling on President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto to push for the signing of the CBA to enable us end the strike which has paralysed health services," Rianga said   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Migori |  Kisii |  Nyamira |  Kisii Town | 
100 Migori Boys' students sleep in cold after fire razes dorm
than 100 students of Migori Boys Secondary School spent Wednesday night in the cold after a fire gutted down a dormitory. They lost everything in the fire at about 9.30pm but none of then was hurt as they were attending night preps, said principal John Ogolla. âThree teachers - the deputy, our boarding master and I - noticed a huge ball of fire,â Ogolla told reporters concerning the dormitory with 107 beds   Read More ...
Categories: Society & Culture |  Education | 
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Migori Boys school dorm damaged in fire
Shares. , KISUMU, Kenya, Sep 14 – A dormitory at Migori Boys High School caught fire last night burning students’ property. The fire started at 9pm when the students were in the evening preps. There was no casualty and it took one hour to put out the fire. The cause of the fire still remains unknown. Shares   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Kisumu |  Migori | 
Migori teacher kills self after accusing wife of ruining their business
A teacher in Migori committed suicide on Monday over what is said to be his wife's mismanagement of the family business. Kevin Otieno, a 30-year-old who worked at Sagero Primary School, hanged himself at his house in Onyalo state. Otieno's mother Jane Akoth said he had accused his wife Sarah Anyango of running down the family business despite his efforts to service loans   Read More ...
Categories: Business |  Education | 
Tags: Enterprises |  Teachers |  Family business | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Migori | 
Traders go about business, despite riot cops’ presence
Business was normal on Friday in Migori county, despite unease over the expected judgment by the Supreme Court on the presidential dispute. On Thursday evening, GSU officers arrived in the county in lorries. In the morning, business in Migori, Awendo, Rongo and Sori towns started normally. Traders said they were monitoring events and would close shop in case of violence. “I’m alert and immediately the Supreme Court judges start giving their verdict, I will close the shop and vacate as there may be chaos,” trader Anne Adhiambo said   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Migori |  Awendo | 
Singing and dancing in Migori as court backs Raila, orders new poll
Migori county erupted in celebrations on Friday after the Supreme Court ruled in favour of NASA boss Raila Odinga and said Uhuru Kenyatta had not won the election. The court ordered a new election for President in 60 days. Migori residents, following the proceedings on the media, celebrated across the town and swarmed riot police patrolling major towns. Migori had been identified as a possible hotspot   Read More ...
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MCA collapses as chaos rocks Migori County Assembly
Chaos rocked Migori County Assembly on Thursday as a gang of youths stormed the chambers and disrupted elections for House speaker. Voting had reached second round after contestants failed to garner the outright two thirds majority in the first round of elections. COLLAPSED. During the commotion, nominated representative Ester Onana collapsed and was rushed to Migori County Referral Hospital for treatment   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Migori | 
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 | 
Migori traders surrender 1,000kgs of plastic bags to NEMA
than a tonne of plastic bags were surrendered to NEMA officials in Migori county on Wednesday. County director Parnwell Simitu said by Tuesday evening, officials had received 1,155 kgs of plastic bags from supermarkets. Business premises are looking to offload their stock piles of plastic bags after the national ban commenced on Monday, "Most just handed over their stock pile after the public asked for alternative packaging as they were aware of the ban," Simitu said   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Migori | 
17-year-old girl arrested over Chris Msando's death
A 17-year-old girl has been detained by police after it was realised that she was somewhat connected to the death of IEBC ICT Manager Chris Msando. According to police, the girl was found and arrested in Migori County on the 24 of August 2017 and had a mobile phone that was used to threaten Msando. ‘Who killed my father and why?’ – Six-year-old leaves Raila and team in tears Following court orders, she was detained at Muthaiga Police Station as investigations continue   Read More ...
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Striking Migori nurses vow to stay off work until CBA is signed
Nurses in Migori will continue with their strike until the contentious CBA that saw them down tools is signed and implemented. Kenya National Union of Nurses officials in the county told the press on Thursday that they will remain firm as they wait for governors to act on the issue. Maurice Achochi, Migori KNUN chair, asked Governor Okoth Obado to take the lead in ending the nurse’s strike which has lasted for more than 70 days   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Migori | 
Chaos, anxiety grip counties as governors go on sacking sprees
SUMMARY Meru's Kiraitu Murungi sacks 85 top officials employed by predecessor The majority of those to be affected are viewed as having been supporters of the previous leaders Tension and anxiety has paralysed work in most counties as staff await their fate ?The removal of Migori County Director of Human Resources Gilbert Nyandiga from office over his questionable loyalty to Governor Okoth Obado exemplifies the messy transition period as governors take office   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Migori | 
Two thugs killed in Kuria, AK47 rifle recovered
A police officer from Kuria West is nursing gun wounds after being shot by armed gangsters in Kehancha area on Thursday afternoon. The two gangsters were shot dead during a fierce gun fight. An AK47 rifle with several rounds of ammunition was found on the slain thugs. Migori county police commander Joseph Nthenge said police had trailed the suspects from 6 am   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Migori |  Kuria | 
Graft claims, party politics cost Ranguma his seat
Party politics, corruption and nepotism allegations, as well as unmet campaign pledges, may have sent Kisumu Governor Jack Ranguma home and made him the only incumbent in the Nyanza region who did not recapture his seat. Mr Ranguma, who ran as an independent, lost to his political nemesis, Kisumu Senator Anyang’ Nyong’o (ODM). Mr Ranguma’s counterparts in Siaya, Migori, Homa Bay, Kisii and Nyamira counties recaptured their seats on an ODM ticket   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Siaya |  Kisumu |  Homa Bay |  Migori |  Central Kisumu | 
Kurias ignored Raila’s pleas not to shame him by voting for JP
The majority of Kuria community ignored pleas by NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga not to embarrass him by voting for President Uhuru Kenyatta. On June 30 during his last campaign in the Kuria region, Raila urged the community to vote as a bloc to avoid giving Jubilee the upper hand. Uhuru won in both Kuria East and Kuria West constituencies to get a total of 41,951 votes   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Migori |  Kuria | 
Eight MPs sent packing in Nyanza after losing ODM ticket
Only two independent candidates were elected as MPs in ODM strongholds of Homa Bay, Kisumu, Migori and Siaya counties. They won two seats out of 29 constituencies in Migori, Homa Bay, Kisumu and Siaya counties. This is despite political pundits predicting success for Independents following flawed ODM primaries. No Independent candidate won governor, woman representative and senator seats, with ODM candidates having comfortable wins   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Siaya |  Kisumu |  Homa Bay |  Migori | 
Nine-year girl shot in Mathare was killed by a high caliber bullet, autopsy reveals
SUMMARY Girl, nine was shot in the chest on Saturday. Agencies investigating police brutality against residents of Kisumu, Homabay, Busia, Migori, Garissa and Mathare and other informal settlements in Nairobi after the announcements of the results of the presidential election. A nine-year-old girl killed in the informal settlement of Mathare on Saturday was shot by a high caliber bullet that tore through her chest   Read More ...
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Tags: Death & Dying |  Obituary |  Killed |  Postmortem | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Nairobi |  Mathare |  Garissa |  Busia |  Kisumu |  Homa Bay |  Migori |  Mathare | 
Moses Kuria excites Facebook after gifting follower with Sh2,500 supper
Gatundu South MP-elect Moses Kuria on Monday excited his Facebook followers with his Sh2,500 to a commentator who asked him for supper. The politician gave Peter Omwoyo the money after the latter asked him to send Sh1,000 saying he did not have food. In his message, the legislator asked the recipient to share the cash with a neighbour. "Haya Peter Omwoyo, usikule peke yako kumbuka jirani (Share the money with another needy neighbour)," Kuria, who published the Mpesa message confirming the transaction, said   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Nyanza |  Migori |  Kuria | 
election 2017: Most offices open despite Raila’s work boycott call
NAIROBI, KENYA: Kenyan workers reported to their stations on Monday despite a boycott call by opposition leader Raila Odinga. However workers in the county offices of Migori, Homa Bay and Siaya stayed home. Other sectors such as banks and government offices were busy in the three counties. In Kisumu, workers in the informal sector, banks and government offices carried out their duties as usual with many saying the three-day standoff with police after results were announced left them broke   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Nairobi |  Homa Bay |  Migori | 
Kisumu, Migori, Siaya calm after deadly protests
Baraka Karama and George Odiwuor @PeopleDailyKe. An uneasy calm has returned in Kisumu, Siaya, Migori and Homa Bay counties after two days of protests over declaration of presidential results. In Kisumu town, the central business district came back to life as security officials continued to patrol the area. Tension, however, remained high in the hot spots area of Kondele, Manyatta, and Obunga   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Siaya |  Kisumu |  Migori |  Central Kisumu | 
Migori county commissioner refutes KNCHR claims
The committee said they had not seen the dead bodies the commission was referring to. "We have done investigations and there is nothing like that. Nobody has been killed in Migor since the onset of the post poll chaos," said Joseph Rotich, the county commissioner. He said police officers have opened up roads leading into and out the county, that had been barricaded by the protesting youths   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Migori | 
Life has to go on, Nyanza residents say amid deadly post-election protests
Charles Ochieng, a tailor in Migori town was the only businessman to open shop on Saturday amid demonstrations after presidential results were announced on Friday night. Ochieng said he opened his shop “Ja Imbo Tailoring Shop” in the busy biashara street within Migori town at 8am as always because he believes life has to go on. He was at the shop with his four tailors who also reported to work amid teargas fumes as police dispersed demonstrators   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Migori |  Town | 
Obado re-elected after beating Ayacko in his Awendo home, six other areas
Migori Governor Okoth Obado has been re-elected after beating former cabinet minister Ochilo Ayacko in seven out of eight constituencies. Obado took 201,369 votes against Ayacko’s 113,673, results which were announced by Migori returning officers Charles Mutai at Migori TTC on Friday. He also won in Ayacko’s home of Awendo and lost only in Rongo constituency, Jubilee’s Chrispinus Weiria was third with 3,419 votes, independent Sammy Ogolla fourth with 1,532 and ANC’s Jack Okoth last with 1,234 votes   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Migori |  Awendo | 
Police unhurt as chopper makes emergency landing
The Nyanza region security team escaped unhurt after their helicopter made an emergency landing in Migori County. The team was carrying out surveillance in the afternoon when the mishap occured at a farm in Rapogi, Uriri sub-county. Police say the chopper, model 5Y-SFA, was flying to Migori when it developed mechanical problem. The team had successfully visited Siaya, Kisumu and Homa Bay counties   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Siaya |  Kisumu |  Migori | 
New tyranny of numbers in voter registration favours Raila
Looking at the voter registration figures, a new tyranny of numbers factor has emerged. And the tyranny favours President Uhuru Kenyatta’s NASA rival Raila Odinga. The Jubilee strongholds such as Elgeyo Marakwet, Uasin Gishu, Nandi, Nakuru, Kericho, Bomet, Murang'a, Kiambu, Nyeri, Nyandarua, Embu, Meru, West Pokot and Laikipia have about 7.4 million registered voters. In the NASA zones including Kakamega, Trans Nzoia, Bungoma, Busia, Vihiga, Kisumu, Siaya, Migori, Homa Bay, Kisii, Nyamira, Turkana, Lamu, Mombasa, Taita Taveta, Kwale, Kilifi, Makueni, Machakos and Kitui we are talking of 8   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Mombasa |  Kwale |  Kilifi |  Lamu |  Embu |  Makueni |  Nyandarua |  Nyeri |  Kiambu |  Elgeyo-Marakwet |  Nandi |  Nakuru |  Kericho |  Bomet |  Kakamega |  Vihiga |  Busia |  Siaya |  Kisumu |  Migori |  Nyamira | 
Jubilee banks on 25% of Kuria votes, Raila says it’s his home
Jubilee Party hopes to get 25 per cent of the Kuria community’s votes in the presidential race in Migori county, the backyard of NASA flagbearer Raila Odinga. The ethnic group, a minority in the county, commands 22 per cent of Migori’s votes and is considered a battleground. Jubilee is banking on projects it has initiated, which include tarmacking of Muhuru-Kehancha road   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Migori |  Kuria | 
Uhuru hopes to convince a largely NASA zone to vote for him
President Uhuru Kenyatta Friday took his vote hunting mission to the counties of Nandi, Nyamira and Migori promising to steer the country to great heights should he get another chance. In Migori the president created two sub counties of Mabera and Nitimaru and promised to support the creation of a new county in the area when the constitution is subjected to a review. Achola simon reports from Migori county.   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Migori | 
UhuRuto in Nyanza: Migori gets two new sub-counties, Kuria county promised
The President has announced two new sub-counties in Migori, a move he said is aimed at bringing services closer to the people. Uhuru Kenyatta announced Ntimaru and Mabera administrative units on Friday when he and DP William Ruto intensified Jubilee campaigns in Nyanza and Rift Valley regions. “We want to make sure that in the next five years we connect everyone in Migori county to electricity," he added   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Migori | 
Uhuru takes Jubilee campaigns to Migori, Nyamira and Nandi
President Uhuru Kenyatta intensifies his re-election campaigns with vote hunt in Migori, Nyamira and Nandi counties today. The President will make stops in Kehancha, Kegonga, Naynsiongo and Kapsabet, among other areas.   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Migori | 
Court stops Ayako prosecution over Migori primaries chaos
The High Court has temporarily stopped the prosecution of Migori Governor aspirant Ochillo Ayako who is being pursued over election violence that left several voters injured during primaries. Judge William Musyoka said a criminal case initiated by the IEBC against the politician should not proceed pending hearing and determination of a suit he has lodged challenging his trial. "The court is hereby pleased to issue an order prohibiting the respondent (IEBC) from carrying further continuation of the proceedings under complaint 13,14 before " ruled the judge   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Judiciary |  Law Courts |  Prosecution | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Migori | 
TALES OF COURAGE: I wish I could carry my son's pain for him
Bob Kevin’s mother fled from her village in Migori when he was born because villagers accused her son of being bewitched and therefore a bad omen. “I could not stand the humiliation and finger-pointing so I simply left,” says Irene Lambada. Bob, 15, was diagnosed with sickle cell disease when he was nine months old. Irene says she gave birth to twins at Ombo Mission Hospital in Migori   Read More ...
Categories: Family & Parenting | 
Tags: Family |  Sons | 
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I have nothing against Catholics, Obado says on Migori leaflets
Governor Okoth Obado on Tuesday told Migori residents to ignore leaflets aimed at showing he is discriminated against the Catholic Church. "Migori has taken the Diocese of Homa Bay to court claiming the ownership of the land on which Centenary hostels are built," the leaflets read. But Obado said they carry mere propaganda that can cause animosity among Catholic faithful ahead of the August 8 poll   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Migori | 
Migori residents accused of using mosquito nets for fishing
Locals in Migori are being accused of turning mosquito nets into fishing nets instead of using them to protect themselves from the killer insect. The situation is said be contributing to the upsurge of malaria in the area with children and expectant mothers being the most affected yet government hand donors have been pumping in millions of shillings to fight the killer diseases.   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Migori | 
Gov’t disburses Ksh 46m to upgrade fish facilities
By Brenda Czeda. The government has disbursed 46 million shillings to upgrade two fish landing beaches in Lake Victoria. Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett revealed the funds would be used to promote fish cage farming. Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett says 25million will be used at Sori beach in Migori county while the balance will be disbursed to Busia county to boost the current 1,600 fish cages   Read More ...
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