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100,000 new cases expected by year-end

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  • Mr Koome told the meeting with religious leaders that 60,000 people lived with the HIV virus in Mombasa County alone. In total, 1.6 million people are living with the virus in Kenya
  • Mombasa County currently has 12,000 drug addicts using syringes, out of which 18 per cent are living with HIV

By REBECCA OKWANY

Some 100,000 Kenyans may be infected by HIV virus by the end of this year if the annual average infections rate is anything to go by.

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8,000 acres of grabbed land given back to community

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  • National Land Commission (NLC) Vice-Chairperson Abigael Mukolwe chaired a meeting in Kimende, Lari Sub-county, of Kiambu County, on Tuesday where members from the two communities shook hands and forgave each other
  • The NLC official told the communities that after dialogue with all the parties involved, it was now clear who the rightful owners of the land in dispute are

By ANNE MACHARIA

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We’ll resettle all IDPs, says Waiguru

By NATION REPORTER

The government will ensure all victims of the chaos and families evicted from public forests are settled and compensated, according to Devolution and Planning Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru.

She said the IDPs the government has resettled so far are those whose names were in the national register compiled soon after the violence broke out. “The government is yet to settle all the IDPs because of financial constraints,” Ms Waiguru said.

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Makueni peace efforts stepped up

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  • Dr Malombe, however, warned of a possible dissolution of the county government if the efforts failed

  • They said they were in touch with Prof Kibwana and their deliberations were for the good of the Ukambani region and Kenya in general

  • However, Governor Kibwana on Wednesday posted on his Facebook page that he was not in a position to stop the signature drive as it was the people’s wish to dissolve the county government

By STEPHEN MUTHINI

By LILLIAN MUTAVI