Since the early 1990s, hundreds of thousands of Somalis have used this road to escape the fighting and find refuge in Dadaab, which today hosts 209,606 refugees.
Dadaab has 22 primary and six secondary schools, 22 early childhood education centres and nine alternative basic education centres.
It is easier for boys to remain in school than it is for girls. For instance, when girls start menstruating, many opt to drop out even though some schools offer sanitary pads.
By NG'ANG'A MBUGUA
From the sky, the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Garissa County looks like a tuft of green hair in the balding savannah that is the northern part of Kenya.
Sporadic clouds throw black splotches that look like burn scars on the pale peach-hued earth. To the sympathetic eye, the camp looks like an oasis in the middle of the parched land that stretches to the Kenya-Somalia border where terrorism has interrupted the rhythm of life.
By NG'ANG'A MBUGUA
The road leading to Hagadera in the Dadaab Refugee Complex is wide, straight and dusty.
Inside the camp, where tin and mud-walled houses are shielded from the wind by dry twig fences, the road narrows as it winds its way to the block E6 dispensary in the heart of the camp.
This is the first day of the round one vaccination campaign against polio in 12 high-risk counties, including Garissa.
The latest round targets children under five years, who will get the bivalent oral polio vaccine.
By ALEX NJERU
A woman from Muragara village, Tharaka-Nithi County, and her children, have been diagnosed with cholera-like symptoms, raising fears of the disease outbreak in the region.
Ms Elda Mukwanjeru and her three children, who were suffering from severe diarrhoea and vomiting, were on Thursday rushed to Chuka Consolata Mission Hospital.
Another child from the neighbourhood was also taken to the same facility on Friday night with similar symptoms.
By FLORAH KOECH
Water levels at major lakes in Baringo County have increased tremendously in the past one month sparking fears of flooding in adjacent homesteads.
The most affected lakes are Bogoria and Baringo which have started submerging neighbouring homes and structures.
A spot check by the Nation at Lake Bogoria national reserve on Saturday revealed that water levels had increased to an extent of submerging tarmac roads leading to the reserve hence rendering many areas impassable.