Court declines to reinstate former Turkana university college principal

The Employment and Labour Relations Court in Nakuru has declined to issue orders reinstating former Turkana University College Principal, Professor Thomas Akuja. Prof Akuja had moved to Court on January 25, 2021 through the firm...

Livestock branding to tame cattle rustling in Turkana

Turkana County has finalized plans to introduce branding of livestock to discourage theft of animals among pastoralist communities in the area. Livestock stakeholders drawn from the National, County Governments and Non-Governmental Organizations on Thursday met...

Govt to commence forceful disarmament operation in North Rift

The Government has suspended a 30 day amnesty for residents of the restive north region to surrender illegal firearms. Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya says the Government will now resort to forceful disarmament in...

Refugees, host communities plead with state to reconsider camps closure

A section of residents of Kakuma and the refugee community have appealed to the government to reconsider its planned closure of the Kakuma refugee camp. They termed as ill-informed an order by the Interior Cabinet...

Turkana County decentralizes Covid-19 vaccination program

The County Government of Turkana has increased the number of sites administering the Covid-19 vaccine jab to the targeted public to four health facilities in a move to ramp up vaccination coverage through decentralizing...

Women in Turkana equipped with entrepreneurship skills

An initiative to offer entrepreneurship skills to illiterate and poor women and youths in Turkana County has turned out to be a game changer in a region where poverty and illiteracy levels are high. The...

Stakeholders raise concern over child marriages

Stakeholders working to address the plight of children have expressed concern over child marriages in Turkana County. Speaking during a meeting to cascade findings of a survey on violence against children in Lodwar, county children...

KEMSA to distribute over 10 million treated nets

KEMSA has entered the third phase in the mass distribution of the about 10.1 million Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLINs) to boost malaria control in the country.  The four-phased mass net distribution exercise kicked...

UNHCR donates COVID-19 testing machine to Turkana County

Turkana County has received a GeneXpert machine for testing COVID-19 donated by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Kenya office. Governor Josphat Nanok received the machine as well as PPE kits from Kahin Ismail...

New WFP country director pledges support for nutrition programmes

The World Food Programme (WFP) has expressed its commitment to supporting nutrition programmes in Turkana County, with the aim of moving beyond subsistence to commercial food production. Newly appointed World Food Programme Country Director, Lauren...
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