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First Lady spreads women economic empowerment program to Wajir

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Only 2 MCAs were reelected in Wajir

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Only 2 MCAs were reelected in Wajir


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Petition against Wajir governor, senator winners

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Garissa, Wajir and Wajir indications on whether it is NASA or Jubilee

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Garissa, Wajir and Wajir indications on whether it is NASA or Jubilee


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Wajir backs NASA, not JP, says ODM offi cial

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Ogaden council ‘unfair’ in picking Wajir aspirant

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For women in Wajir, water is power

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Wajir MCAs will identify priority projects – Abdi
Wajir county is putting in place measures to fast-track identification and prioritisation of ward-based development projects, Governor Mohamed Abdi has said. He said the ward-based development projects will alleviate poverty, unemployment and inequality. Abdi spoke when he addressed MCAs on Saturday during a meeting to discuss the implementation and guidelines of the ward-based projects. He said the success of the projects will depend on the role the MCAs play in identification, mobilisation and consensus building in their respective wards   Read More ...
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First Lady spreads women economic empowerment program to Wajir
WAJIR 4 OCTOBER, 2017, (PSCU) First Lady Margaret Kenyatta todaytook the message of women empowerment to Wajir where she rolled out a livestock distribution exercise that will benefit thousands of families across the 30 electoral Wards across the County. She braved sweltering temperatures standing at 37 degrees and dust to launch the livestock distribution exercise at Alimaow location of Wajir East’s Central Division where the first four women groups received camels and goats before the programme is rolled out across the 30 Wards   Read More ...
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Tags: Women |  First Lady | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Wajir |  East Wajir | 
First lady campaigns for President Uhuru in Wajir
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta Wednesday took the message of women empowerment to Wajir where she rolled out a livestock distribution exercise that will benefit thousands of families across the 30 electoral Wards across the County. She braved sweltering temperatures standing at 37 degrees and dust to launch the livestock distribution exercise at Alimaow location of Wajir East’s Central Division where the first four women groups received camels and goats before the programme is rolled out across the 30 Wards   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Wajir |  East Wajir | 
Jubilee leaders in Wajir begin to campaign for Uhuru, aim to deliver 90% of vote
Jubilee leaders in Wajir have said they will start campaigning for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s reelection from Saturday. They pledged to deliver more than 90 per cent of the vote. “We we will crisscross the county to tell our people to vote for President Kenyatta in the October 17 polls,” Eldas MP Adan Keynan said. He addressed reporters together with Governor Mohamed Abdi and Senator Abdullahi Ali in Wajir town after a meeting   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Wajir |  Wajir Town | 
State to pay out Sh319 million for livestock insurance in 6 counties
The government will payout Sh319 million for livestock insurance in six counties that were severely affected by drought during the just-ended long rains season. Agriculture CS Willy Bett said a total of Sh319, 191,600 will be paid out to 11,407 pastoralists from Marsabit, Wajir, Isiolo, Mandera, Turkana and Tana River counties. Bett said the payout is intended to purchase animal feeds, provide water, procure animal health services or move animals to areas with better forage to cushion them against starvation and possible deaths   Read More ...
Categories: Farming | 
Tags: Animal Husbandry |  Livestock | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Wajir |  Mandera |  Marsabit |  Isiolo | 
Only 2 MCAs were reelected in Wajir
Twenty-eight out of 30 MCAs in Wajir were voted out in last week’s election. A section of voters interviewed said the majority of MCAs failed to deliver. Other residents were of the opinion that the outgoing county assembly was full of “unqualified members”. “Some of the members were too inexperienced to tackle serious issues in the chamber,” voter Mohamed Ali, 46, from Laqboqol South, said   Read More ...
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Petition against Wajir governor, senator winners
A senator loser has filed a petition to the IEBC to nullify the results of the Wajir governor-elect and senator-elect, saying the election was not free and fair. In his petition, Adow Mohammed Abikar, who ran on the Kanu ticket, says the two won through "fraud, theft and coercion", and their wins do not reflect the will of Wajir voters. "The results declared by the IEBC show that I lost, narrowly, to Abdullahi Ibrahim Ali of Jubilee Party   Read More ...
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Tags: Government |  Parliament |  Senate | 
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Wajir governor elect tells locals to cease hostility
Wajir County Governor-elect Mohamed Abdi Mohamud is calling on locals to be magnanimous and share the available resources to minimize conflicts. Speaking in Wajir town Abdi said hostilities between various clans had robbed the area of the much needed development and it was time locals pull together as one people.   Read More ...
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Tags: Crimes |  Robberies | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Wajir |  Wajir Town | 
EACC gives election scorecard, asks unhappy parties to use law
Eleven teams deployed by the EACC on election day documented cases of voter bribery, procedural irregularities and misuse of public funds. Chairman Eliud Wabukala gave this report on Wednesday saying the teams which had a total of 60 members reported 26 incidents of alleged voter bribery. Wabukala said the cases were recorded in Garissa, Meru, Busia, Wajir, Nyamira and Machakos counties   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Garissa |  Wajir |  Busia | 
Sukuma wiki power: Water gives women in Kenya's drylands a voice
On a blistering hot afternoon, Zainab Omar Ali methodically sorts through freshly picked bunches of kale (sukuma wiki) on her farm in Alimao village in northeast Kenya. "I managed to sell most of my batch at the market this morning," she said with satisfaction. "I'll try to sell the remaining fresh ones tomorrow, and cook the rest at home." Near her farm in Wajir county, women buzz around four greenhouses made of dark shade nets, watering vegetable plots and removing weeds   Read More ...
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Garissa, Wajir and Wajir indications on whether it is NASA or Jubilee
As we edge ever closer to the poll day, the Northern counties of Garissa, Wajir and Mandera gubernatorial seats are some of the hotly contested across the country. Garissa's race is a battle of titans pitting the incumbent Nadhif Jama of Wiper party and former administrator Ali Bunow Korane of Jubilee with Garissa township tussle between two political giants Majority leader Aden Duale of the ruling Jubilee party and Former deputy speaker Farah Maalim of Wiper spicing up the game   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Garissa |  Wajir | 
Raila Odinga takes Nasa campaigns to Wajir County
The visit comes two days after President Uhuru Kenyatta took his campaigns to the county on Saturday. Wajir voted unanimously for the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) during the 2013 general elections with the governorship, senatorial and woman representative seats being won by the party. Among the six sub-counties of the vast Wajir County, only one MP was elected on the William Ruto-led United Republican Party (URP) while all the other five were elected under ODM   Read More ...
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I refuse to dance to MPs’ tune, says Wajir boss
Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi has for the first time said he fell out with some MPs because they wanted him to be corrupt, give them contracts and dish out money.“The MPs have been lying about me,” he told the Star on Friday while campaigning in Leheley, Boji, Khanjara and Habaswein in Wajir South constituency. Three MPs supported the governor in the first year, before the falling out   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Wajir |  Habaswein | 
The government didn't go to court thrice to deny Mandera devolved funds
Did the AG seek to have devolved funds meant for Mandera reduced in court? Nasa Co-Principal Musalia Mudavadi at Nasa Rally in Mandera on July 11. These were Lagdera, Mandera East, Mandera Central, Mandera West, Wajir East, Turkana North, Turkana South and Turkana Central. On the same day the census results were announced, the then Minister for Planning, Wycliffe Oparanya, came before Parliament and issued a statement on the census results, explaining that the results from the eight districts were irregular, necessitating the cancellation   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  North Eastern |  Wajir |  Mandera |  Rift Valley |  Turkana |  West Mandera |  East Mandera |  Neboi |  Central | 
Wajir backs NASA, not JP, says ODM offi cial
An ODM official yesterday said the county supports the opposition and not Jubilee, as is being peddled. Secretary Ibrahim Omar said residents believe that only under a NASA government will their issues will be genuinely tackled. “Don’t be cheated that Wajir residents have shifted their allegiance to Jubilee. That has never happened. And it will be confirmed on August 8,” he told the Star on the phone   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  North Eastern |  Wajir | 
Nasa election promises are unworkable
Government granaries overflowing with food stocks, cheap housing, water, roads and airstrips in all the counties are among the undertakings it gives. Superhighways will run from Mombasa to the Malaba border, and the northern circuit will be linked by tarmac road from Moyale through Mandera to Wajir and Garissa. FUNDING. The coalition says it will reduce the cost of living, raise salaries, bring down the public debt and grow the economy by 10 per cent every year   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  North Eastern |  Wajir | 
Ogaden council ‘unfair’ in picking Wajir aspirant
Wajir governor aspirant Osman Warfa has condemned the Ogaden Supreme Council, terming it dishonest in picking poll candidates. He said the negotiated democracy process that saw Ahmed Muhumed picked as the community’s preferred governor candidate, was not above board. “I believe I am better placed to be endorsed,” Warfa said. Muhumed is vying on the Party of Development and Reforms ticket   Read More ...
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Tags: Government |  Governors | 
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Thirdway Alliance's Ekuru Aukot takes vote hunt to Wajir
Thirdway Alliance Kenya presidential candidate Ekuru Aukot took his vote hunt to Wajir on Saturday and called on the county's residents to back his bid. Speaking in Orahey, Dr Aukot asked them to vote for him, saying he understood the problems facing pastoralists better than any of the seven other presidential candidates given his upbringing in Turkana. “Uhuru Kenyatta was born in an agricultural environment with fewer challenges compared to the challenges being experienced in the pastoral areas and thus has little knowledge of the problems we face as pastoralists,” he said   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  North Eastern |  Wajir |  Rift Valley |  Turkana | 
Islamic finance cushions Kenyans against drought
Hamara Hujale tries to keep an eye on two squirming children and a pot of simmering ugali as she reaches for her buzzing phone. After speaking a few words, she hangs up and scribbles in a wrinkled notebook. "My driver has found another customer so won't be back for another 30 minutes," she says with a satisfied smile. Hujale, who lives in Wajir town, used to make and sell kitchen utensils, "mostly to pastoralists who would use them as dowry for their daughters' weddings"   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  North Eastern |  Wajir |  Town | 
Wajir wildlife victims to get Sh121m - VIDEO
Victims of human-wildlife conflict in Wajir County will receive over Sh121 million from the State as compensation for lives lost and property destroyed. According to the Kenya Wildlife Service, 20 people have died from snake bites and hyena attacks in Wajir County in the past one year. Joel Kanda, KWS warden in charge of operations and management in the county, said 137 cases of human-wildlife conflict have been reported since March last year   Read More ...
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Wajir wildlife victims to get Sh121m
Victims of human-wildlife conflict in Wajir County will receive over Sh121 million from the State as compensation for lives lost and property destroyed. According to the Kenya Wildlife Service, twenty people have died from snake bites and hyena attacks in Wajir County in the last one year. Joel Kanda, KWS warden in charge of operations and management in the county said 137 cases of human-wildlife conflict have been reported since March last year   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  North Eastern |  Wajir | 
JP hopeful’s degree query blamed on governor
The query over the degree qualification of Wajir governor aspirant Mohamed Mahamud has sparked a war of word among leaders from the county. The Jubilee governor aspirant had been accused of forging academic certificates, but the accuser withdrew the petition and said someone impersonated him. Some MPs yesterday asked security agencies to probe incumbent Ahmed Abudullahi’s role in an academic certificates forgery case against Mahamud   Read More ...
Categories: Education | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  North Eastern |  Wajir | 
KDF officers injured in Wajir IED attack
Four Kenya Defence Forces officers were on Monday injured when their vehicle ran over a home-made bomb in Gerille, Wajir County. Wajir County Commissioner John Chelimo said the attack occurred at 7:30am. Mr Chelimo said the explosive hit a water bowser, injuring the officers. The injured officers were airlifted to Nairobi for treatment. The attack comes a week after a group of police officers escaped unhurt when an improvised explosive hit a vehicle in the same area during a joint operation between the KDF and the police   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  North Eastern |  Wajir | 
Al-Shabaab in horror attack on KDF, casualties feared
Militant group al-Shabaab has attacked KDF soldiers in Wajir county. - According to sources, one military vehicle was destroyed in a bomb attack. - Kenya Red Cross confirmed four soldiers have been critically injured during the attack. Militant group al-Shabaab has launched a deadly attack on Kenya Defence Force (KDF) soldiers in Wajir county on Monday, June 19. According to sources, the KDF soldiers were traveling in a convoy near Gerille area when one of the military vehicles hit an Improvised Explosive Device (IED)   Read More ...
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For women in Wajir, water is power
Sitting a couple of kilometres outside the village of Wajir-bor in northeast Kenya is something quite rare for these dry parts: a small, well-maintained reservoir full of water with a watchman standing guard at the gate. A dam was constructed here after the Wajir County Assembly passed a climate change act in 2016, one of the first in Kenya, freeing up government funds for projects chosen by local people   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  North Eastern |  Wajir |  Bor | 
Outrage after government official orders the arrest and beating of Kenyan school children
Residents of Wajir have been outraged after a government official ordered the beating and arrest of school children. - According to reports the District Officer (DO) had been angered after a group of children allegedly stoned his vehicle. - The DO is said to have later stormed the school with police officers and arrested the minors Residents of Griftu, Wajir county have been left shocked and angered after a government official ordered the arrest and beating of young school children   Read More ...
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Tags: Children |  Schools |  School Children |  Schoolchildren | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  North Eastern |  Wajir | 
FEATURE-For women in Kenya's dry north, water is power
By Anthony Langat WAJIR, Kenya, June 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sitting a couple of kilometres outside the village of Wajir-bor in northeast Kenya is something quite rare for these dry parts: a small, well-maintained reservoir full of water with a watchman standing guard at the gate. A dam was constructed here after the Wajir County Assembly passed a climate change act in 2016, one of the first in Kenya, freeing up government funds for projects chosen by local people   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  North Eastern |  Wajir |  India |  Bor | 
Kenyan police officers shoot dead al-Shabaab militant planting bomb, 5 arrested
Kenyan security forces have killed an al-Shabaab militant planting a bomb in Wajir county. - The officers also arrested five other militants during the operation. - The suspects are currently being interrogated by the counter-terrorism police officers. Kenyan security forces have killed an al-Shabaab militant who was planting a roadside bomb in Wajir county. The security forces also arrested five militants during the operation Monday, 12   Read More ...
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Wajir boss denies he’s facing cash queries
Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi yesterday denied that he was summoned by the Senate Finance committee. Through his press officer Ahmed Diriye, the governor said the allegations on social media are false and misleading. “Abdullahi is in Nairobi to follow up on the Wajir sewage and sanitation project which is in its final stage. “The Senate is on adjournment and has not, in any way, invited nor summoned Wajir leadership,” reads a press statement issued in Wajir town on Friday   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  North Eastern |  Wajir | 
2 radicalized youth from Isiolo arrested by police
Two youth from isiolo county said to have been radicalized, were on Thursday 8TH intercepted by police on their way to Somalia to join the dreaded Al Shabaab terror group. Isiolo county commissioner George Natembeya confirmed the arrest saying the two were intercepted at Bute in Wajir county. Last week three others were arrested at Sericho as they tried to find their way into the war torn country   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  North Eastern |  Wajir |  Eastern |  Isiolo |  Bute | 
Finejet opens fuel deport at Bor airstrip
A Kenyan aviation company on Tuesday opened a new fuel depot inside the compound of the Bor airstrip in South Sudan’s Jonglei state. Speaking to reporters after the launch of the aviation fuel supply service by Finejet Company, Director of Bor Airport, Kuot John Akech expressed his happiness about the service offered by the company. “It is a great achievement and I want the community around the airport to cooperate,” he said   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  North Eastern |  Wajir |  South Sudan |  Bor | 
KDF and police officers survive horror attack
KDF soldiers and Police officers have survived a terror attack in Wajir county. - The security officers were traveling in a convoy when they were targeted in an IED attack. - All the officers traveling in the six vehicles were not injured in the attack. A convoy of Kenya Defence Force (KDF) and the police on Monday, June 5, narrowly survived death in Wajir county   Read More ...
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Security officers cheat death in bomb explosion
Kenyan security officers escaped unhurt after a roadside bomb hit their convoy in Gerille, Wajir County. According to the county's Divisional Criminal Investigations Officer, Mr Michael Mbayi Mwenze, Kenya Defence Forces soldiers and their Kenya Police counterparts were carrying out a joint operation after suspected Al-Shabaab militants were spotted. NO CASUALTY. Mr Mwenze said that the vehicle that was leading the convoy, a land cruiser, ran over an improvised explosive devise   Read More ...
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Give women more security, aspirant Fatuma Ibrahim urges
Wajir woman representative Fatuma Ibrahim has called for security officers to officer security for women who are contesting for seats in the volatile areas. Speaking after she was cleared to contest for Tarbaj constituency seat on an ODM ticket, Fatuma said that the region was predominantly masculine and women could face insecurity while campaigning especially where they were running against women   Read More ...
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Tags: Security | 
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Leaders bury the hatchet, preach peace
Wajir County political foes who have not seen each other eye-to-eye for about a year seem to have buried the hatchet after they were on Wednesday spotted chatting in public. Eldas MP Adan Keynan, Wajir governor Ahmed Abdullahi and Wajir deputy governor Abdihafid Yarrow even took a 'selfie' photo together and engaged in a brief discussion during a peace forum in Wajir town   Read More ...
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Tags: Government |  Governors | 
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NASA and Jubilee Party governors burst into TEARS after meeting (photo)
Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi and his Mandera counterpart Ali Roba have lit the Internet after they burst into tears when they met each other. - The Wajir governor was in a delegation led by Council of Governors chair Josphat Nanok that had traveled to Mandera to console Roba after a deadly attack on his convoy. - The governor survived a deadly terror attack on his convoy in Mandera   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  North Eastern |  Wajir |  Mandera | 
Wajir aspirants promise 70%+ vote for Uhuru
Jubilee Party leaders in Wajir have promised to deliver a 70 per cent plus one vote for President Uhuru Kenyatta and the party’s candidates at the August 8 General Election. They said they will ensure the electorate vote for JP just like they did for ODM in 2013. Speaking yesterday during a campaign rally in Tarbaj constituency, Governor aspirant Mohamed Abdi said he is optimistic JP will carry the day   Read More ...
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Governor hopefuls hit campaign trail in Wajir
Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi and his main challenger Ambassador Mohamud Abdi have intensified their election campaigns. ODM’s Abdullahi last week began his reelection campaigns in Tarbaj, the backyard of his Jubilee rival Abdi. On Wednesday, Abdullahi was in Jowhar, Doqsa, Dasheeg, Kajaja One and Kajaja Two centres. On Thursday, he held barazas in Katote, Hassan Yarow, Haragal, Dambas and Tarbaj town   Read More ...
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Tags: Government |  Governors |  Elections |  Election campaigns | 
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Wajir leaders endorse UhuRuto re-election
Wajir leaders have endorsed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election bid and that of governor seat aspirant Ambassador Mohamed Abdi Mohamud. The leaders who included MPs, elders and aspirants drawn from Tarbaj, Wajir North, Wajir East, Wajir West, Wajir South and Eldas constituencies lauded President Uhuru’s track record as well as elevating many people from the region to key government positions. Speaking during the endorsement event held in Nairobi yesterday, the leaders led by Ustadh Bundid also unveiled a political lineup that will fly the Jubilee Party flag during the August 8 General Election   Read More ...
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High Court gives construction fi rm go-ahead to work on Wajir Airport
The High Court has given a construction company that won a Sh1 billion tender to rehabilitate the Wajir International Airport the green light to proceed with its work. Yesterday, Justice Chacha Mwita rejected a plea to suspend the contract between the Kenya Airport Authority and Halane Construction Company. He said there was nothing before the court to warrant him to issue such orders   Read More ...
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