Transport on Juja Road was on Monday disrupted near the Moi Airbase Eastleigh after youth from Mathare slums engaged police in running battles. The youth were protesting the confiscation of their car wash equipment by personnel from the Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company. The youth were reportedly found using illegal water connections to run car wash business. Police were forced to shoot in the air and lobe teargas canisters to disperse the rioting youth. One of the youth, Peter Njuguna, told journalists that they were using water from a burst pipe to wash cars and the water company had no grounds to take away their equipment. “This is a community car wash and the entire community contributed in buying the machine, ” he told journalists. ”We saw a burst water pipe and saw no need of letting the water go to waste and we decided to use it to make a few coin.”. Reuben Ruheni added: ”We have agreed to end the riots and gave selected a few of us to go and get the machine from Pangani police station. If they refuse to give it back then we will engage in riots until we get back the machine. ”
Conflict Transformation training, facilitated by PeaceNet Kenya and supported by CPS/GIZ, concludes today after two weeks of great learning and experience sharing in Nakuru.
Al-Shabaab raids border village after targeting anexplosive device on a military vehicle By Adow Jubat Updated Sunday, June 14th2015 at 11:35 pm. Gunmen suspected to be al-Shabaabmilitia raided a border village in Garissa county on Saturday night, fewhours after targeting an explosive device on a military vehicle. The militiastormed Bulla-Golol village in Fafi constituency of Garissa County beforeaccosting a former civic leader and ordering him to take them to a constructionsite, where non residents’ construction workers were staying.
There has been conflict around cattle rustling in Baringo and Laikipia counties.The communities involved in this conflict are the Pokot and the Turgen. There has been exchange of gunshots between the two communities.In the last 3 weeks a section of the Turgen were displaced from Baringo and have been living in the neighbouring county,Laikipia.The government has not taken much action to this regard. A good majority of Laikipia natives are beeing forcefully displaced by the armed Turgen warriors.A series of meetings has been organized by the local administration in Laikipia to try come up with solutions to this conflict. Another meeting (that is going to include all Laikipia stakeholders and government officials) has been scheduled for March 7,2015 in Nakuru.
Despite the numerous challenges experienced by our Narok grassroots partner organizations in addressing conflicts instigated deep rooted political interests in the county as recently witnessed where 2 people lost their lives, the PeaceNet partner organizations vowed to soldier on, sharing their experiences and best practices/lessons learned during a regional Sauti Mashinani roll-out workshop held in Narok. Next roll-out scheduled for Upper Eastern region to be held in Isiolo.
UWIANO Platform for peace set to observe and monitor the Kajiado by-elections from 12th-18th March as the partner members of the Joint Secretariat are set to be accredited as elections monitors and observers by IEBC
Sauti Mashinani successfully introduced in Nyanza Region at Riversand Hotel in Kisumu. Participants expressed their delight at having a national platform that helps them network and share experiences, best practices and help monitor conflicts in their region and countrywide to design appropriate response mechanisms before they turn violent. They also expressed their fears and challenges which were addressed by the team ( To be shared in the final program report). The next regional roll-out is scheduled for South Rift region in Narok at the Maralink hotel on Friday, 13th February, in a national roll-out program planned for all the eleven PeaceNet's regional structures that cover the entire country.
Sauti Mashinani training and regional roll-out successfully carried out in Eldoret on 7th Feb 2015 at Wagon Hotel. 25 partner organization representatives from North Rift (Turkana, Samburu, Maringo, Nandi, Trans Nzoia, Elgeyo Marakwet and Uasin Gishu counties) were trained, and enrolled on the system as peace actors. Further roll-out workshops planned for this week will be in Central Rift region (Narok) and Nyanza region (Kisumu)
PeaceNet Kenya, in partnership with the Nyanza regional partners, held a successful Community Dialogue Forum at Nyakach to address cross-border conflict issues affecting the region. 15 representative were selected to represent the peace actors in an Inter-Community dialogue forum with community leaders across the border from Sondu at a later date. These activities are funded by UNDP and Accord as Partners
Recently, Interior Cabinet secretary Joseph Nkaissery said plans are underway to impose communal punishment on communities involved in cattle rustling. The new mode involves taking equal number of cattle from the community whose members would be found to have stolen from another community. This comes after persistent banditry attacks that have led to stolen livestock and loss of lives in several counties including Baringo, Isiolo, Samburu and many others.
Sauti Mashinani introduced in Juba, South Sudan, as a best practice model to the CSOs and youth groups in the Region during a Youth Conference organised by NPI
36 people killed in a suspected terrorist attack in a Mandera quarry.
An explosion went off on 30th Nov, Sunday evening in Bulla punda village, Garissa, northern Kenya. At least 5 people were injured, two of which are in serious condition. The victims have been evacuated to Garissa PG Hospital.
An aerial view of Kibera|Nairobi News A report, which was conducted by Security Research and Information Center (SRIC), lists Kawangware, Mathare and Majengo as other areas with high number of rape cases.The findings show that rapes in these areas sometimes result in deaths.Lavington is the unlikely addition to the list in the Nairobi Metropolitan Area Annual Crime Observatory report, where Gitanga Road in the posh estate is cited as a rape danger spot. BROAD DAYLIGHT The researchers flagged an area called “Nigeria” in Mathare slums where they say women are raped both at night and in broad daylight. Congo area in Kawangware is also dangerous for women. It also mentioned the Muindi Mweusi area in Mukuru Kwa Njenga, the Wapewape area in Mukuru and the Motomoto area as the dangerous places to find yourself, if you are a woman. “Okey Petrol Station opposite the Moi Air Base is an area controlled by the outlawed Mungiki sect who is mostly behind the most types of crime in the area including mugging, robbery and rape” the report released by the Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo indicates.
Residents of Difathas village in Kirinyaga County protests against a series of recent killings in which at least 3 people have been killed in cold blood in the past 3 days.
Six Swedish nationals were among 22 revelers arrested and charged at the Lamu courts for breaching curfew law on Monday.The six were arrested on Saturday at the famous floating bar in Shella Island. The 22 were charged with two counts of being drunk and disorderly where the court heard that on the said date, the accused persons were shouting and staggering before they were arrested.
Narok - Thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets demanding the immediate resignation of Narok governor Samuel Tunai.TheProtestors, including several elected leaders, gave governor Tunai a 14 day ultimatum to quit, but the governor who addressed supporters in Narok vowed to stay put.
Civil Society organisations have planned a demonstration dubbed #OccupyHarambeeAvenue to protest the runaway insecurity currently witnessed in the country. They will present a petition to the President's Office on Jogoo road to Sack the Interior Cabinet Secretary and the Inspector General of police.
MURANGA, Kenya, Nov 24 – An Administration Police officer is behind bars after he was caught allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl in Kiharu, Muranga county. The girl’s mother caught the officer following days of suspicion that he had been luring the daughter who recently sat for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations. The teenager explained that the officer had asked her to fetch water for him. He then slept with her but her mom knocked on the door after a few minutes.The mother raised alarm and a crowd soon gathered wanting to lynch the police officer. The cop however escaped after the chief and local County Representative arrived and urged the crowd to wait for police officers who came and arrested their comrade.
Several youths were arrested on Thursday 20th November 2014 night in Mombasa when they tried to break into a mosque that was shut by authorities earlier in the week. Police were forced to fire in the air and lob teargas to eject the group of youths who forced their way into Masjid Swafaa mosque in Kisauni for prayers. The mosque is among four closed in the past week following police raids that to an arrest of 200 suspects believed to be linked to radicalization. Others closed are Masjid Shuhadaa, Sakina and Minah mosques where firearms and explosive materials were seized by the police. More police officers have been deployed to patrol Mombasa streets following reports of a planned demonstration later on Friday over the mosque raids.
5 PEOPLE KILLED, 4 reported missing after attack by cattle rustlers in North Horr, Marsabit. 12 others injured; admitted to Dukana Hospital.
High profile security meeting underway in Mombasa after four people were hacked to death by armed youths in Mombasa’s Kisauni
There were reports in Mombasa last night that youths wearing army fatigues went on a killing spree, leaving four people dead. The bodies were taken to the Coast General Hospital. In one incident, a pastor who was waiting at a bus stop with four women was accosted by the youths and chopped with machetes. He was cut at the back of the head and hands. He died on the spot. The incident occurred at Bakarani area, Kisauni in Mombasa County.
A secondary school student killed in Simultaneous early morning police raids on two controversial mosques in Mombasa. Police recovered weapons, including grenades and pistols. 251 other suspects were arrested and police claim that among them 24 had recently returned from terror training in Somalia.
Cases of women being stripped naked in public for being deemed to be indesceantly dressed are on the increase in the country. Several cases have already been reported in Nairobi and Mombasa. Women activists have scheduled a demonstration for today 17th Nov. 2014 starting from Uhuru Park in a campaign dubbed "MyDressMyChoice"
Tension remains high in Kuvasali village, Kakamega County after tribal clashes erupted between the Nandi and Luhya communities along the Nandi escarpment. One person was killed and more than four houses torched in skirmishes that swept the area, prompting residents to flee their homes.The clashes were sparked by a land dispute between two neighbours, Joel Kosgey, who was killed in the fight and Mulanda Piri who has now been arrested. This escalated into a boundary dispute that has led to tribal clashes between the two communities living along the Kakamega - Nandi County border.
The last week of the Conflict Transformation Curriculum Pilot training kicks off in Nyeri and Kericho. This will run until November 16th. Participants will thereafter receive a Certificate of participation. Those who will prove that they applied the learned skills after a period of 6 months evaluation will be awarded a certificate of Merit.
PeaceNet Kenya's Ag. Program Officer, Olga Mutoro, travelled to Arusha on 2nd - 7thNovember 2014 for a regional executive meeting convened by Africa Youth Trust (AYT). These meetings fall under the Women, Peace and Security project being implemented by AYT. Chairpersons of the network had a series of meetings with the EAC secretariat on 5th and 6thNov. Full report to follow.
Second part of the 3-weeks Conflict Transformation Curriculum Pilot Training to commence concurrently in Nyeri and Kericho from 9th- 16th November 2014. The evaluation of the Curriculum will be held on 2nd-3rd December, 2014
Hi-tech project to end rustling launched in Baringo County by the Govenor
A pilot Conflict Transformation Curriculum developed by Arne Kohls, ( an international Peace Building adviser seconded to PeaceNet) with support support from CPS/GIZ is currently being tested in Nyeri and Kericho. After evaluation, the curriculum will be adopted by PeaceNet to enhance capacity of local peace actors as change agents for conflict transformation in Kenya.
Two police officers attacked by locals in a Kakamega village. The two officers had gone to demand for a kick back from a changer seller at night when the locals attacked them, mistaking them for cattle thiefs since two other officers had already collected the "pay". Tensions are high as police are conducting searches for the lost arms taken from the slain officers. Some villagers have already fled from their homes.
HALLO PEACENET,I M ONE OF THE IDPS(P E V)IN MAJANI MINGI WE ARE FACING A LOT OF PRBL SUCH AS WATER,MEDICATION WOMEN NO SANITARY GIVEN,DISABLES,HIV N AIDS
Habari Mkubwa? Tumeandikisha Statement Kwa Polisi Tukiwa Watu Watatu Na Tukapeleka Usaidi Wa Majani Tuliyotupiwa. Baadaye Tarehe 26/09/2014 Walikamatwa Wambia Tuende Tunakotaka. Tunaomba Usaidiji Wako Keshi Iho Ipelekwe Kotini. Sisi Ni LOYFORD MUTEMBEI , ALOICE KINYUA NA JOHN MICHENI otini KINORO TEA FACTORY LMD Iliwaambia Awakufuata Sheria Ipashavio, OCPD Alitumia Njia Za Mkato Kinyume Cha Sheria Na Akutuzulisha Na Tukifuatilia Anatuawili Na Wakapelekwa Nkubu Police Station, Watu Wao Walienda Wakaongea Na OCPD Akamwambia OCS Awaasilie Siku Ya Jumamosi Tarehe 27/09/2014 Asiwapeleke K Time: 10/6/2014 9:15:44 AM