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23 Jul 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • Court ordered them to be repatriated to Ethiopia after payment of fine.

By Bruhan Makong

Thirty-five Ethiopian nationals have been charged with being in the country illegally.

The illegal immigrants, who were arrested on Friday at Buna trading centre, were presented at the Wajir Law Courts on Monday.

The immigrants told Wajir Resident Magistrate Mugendi Nyaga they were fleeing clashes between border communities on the border of Ethiopia's Oromia regional state and the country's southern region.

24 Mar 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary
- The refugees are fleeing a crackdown in which the Ethiopian government is accused of killing at least 13 people.
- County Secretary Malich Boru said there are now 9,667 refugees.
- They are camping at Butiye social hall, Somare, an NGO camp at Moyale, a plot owned by Governor Mahmoud Mohamed and Dambala Fachana Village.

By Gitonga Marete and Irene Mwendwa

01 Mar 2017 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By EUNICE OMOLLO

In Summary

  • The MPs, drawn from seven countries in Africa, met in Nairobi last week, where they also declared to harmonise their legislations and coordinate interventions to accelerate the abandonment of FGM in the region.

01 Jul 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By MANASE OTSIALO

The government has warned of an impending drought in Mandera.

Poor long-term rains in April-May in Mandera is likely to cause a severe drought in the coming months, according to National Drought Management Authority (NDMA).

Speaking at NDMA offices in Mandera Town, the county drought information officer Hussein Ibrahim said only a few parts of the county received near-normal rainfall while others recorded no rainfall.

27 Aug 2014 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • Deputy Inspector General of Police Grace Kaindi said no local politician had been linked to the conflict.
  • She said that a contingent of security officers has been deployed to contain the situation.
  • Ms Kaindi added that security forces had acted quickly to contain renewed clashes on Tuesday.
  • She dismissed claims that the police did not respond quickly when the fighting started in Rhamu over the weekend.

By GALGALO BOCHA

19 Apr 2014 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

Some 281 refugees have been taken back to their camps from Nairobi in the last three days, the Ministry of Interior and National Coordination has said.

The ministry’s director of communication Mwenda Njoka said this was in line with government policy to have refugees settled only in gazette refugee camps.

The refugees who were netted during the ongoing security operation in Nairobi and screened at Safaricom Stadium in Kasarani were taken to Dadaab and Kakuma camps.

19 Apr 2014 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By AGGREY MUTAMBO

More than 100 refugees have been taken to camps as the government insists it will not backtrack in clearing them from urban areas.

Refugee Affairs Commissioner Haron Komen told the Nation that 111 people were taken to Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps on Thursday night.

They were part of those detained in Kasarani Safaricom Stadium for scrutiny of their identification papers.

“This number only accounts for those that the government has transported,” said Mr Komen.

11 Feb 2014 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • Two Ethiopians from the Merille community have died in a confrontation with Turkanas over pasture and water.

  • Some of the Merille raiders are believed to have escaped with bullet wounds in the weekend attack that has raised tension among pastoralists from the two countries.

By BARNABAS BII

By JOY WANJA MURAYA

Two Ethiopians from the Merille community have died in a confrontation with Turkanas over pasture and water.

Two Turkana herdsmen were seriously injured in the weekend incident.

03 Oct 2013 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By BARNABAS BII More by this Author

Stringent security measures have been introduced at Kakuma refugee camp in Turkana County to deter Al-Shabaab militants from hiding there.

Refugees are being thoroughly vetted before being admitted and restricted from going to other parts of the county.

“We no longer accept refugees without referral letters from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees,” said Turkana West police boss Jonathan Ngala.

He also said refugees would not be allowed to leave the camp without a compelling reason like medical treatment.

18 Jun 2013 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

Kenyan and Ethiopian surveyors have finalised a fresh demarcation of the disputed border around Lake Turkana.

The month-long exercise was completed last week and is expected to resolve protracted armed conflict among pastoralists from the two countries and fishing in Lake Turkana.

The demarcation covered River Omo that drains into Lake Turkana through the Delta Gulf, according to Turkana North district commissioner Abdi Mohammed.

23 May 2013 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By NATION CORRESPONDENT
Posted Wednesday, May 22 2013 at 23:48

Tension is simmering between pastoralists from Kenya and Ethiopia following renewed armed conflict caused by cattle rustling and dispute over grazing fields.

The strained relationship has been caused by the killing of a Turkana herdsman by suspected Nyang’atom bandits and migration of hundreds of Merrile herdsmen from Ethiopia to Kokuro 10 kilometres from the common border in search of pasture for their animals.

26 Mar 2013 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By BARNABAS BII bbii@ke.nationmedia.com

The protracted armed conflicts among pastoralists from Kenya and Ethiopia is set to be resolved following signing of a peace agreement to contain further cattle raids and mutual sharing of natural resources.

Pastoralists from the two countries resolved to return stolen animals to rightful owners and form peace committees comprising of community leaders and provincial administrators to contain what they termed as 'commercialised’ cattle rusting activities.