Author: Coast Times Digital

By Governors Press Service Kenya Kwanza Leaders in Kwale County led by Governor Fatuma Achani alleged that recent protests in Diani and some parts of Kwale were sponsored by the 2022 General election political losers and Civil societies with godfathers who have political interest from the neighbouring County of Mombasa. The leaders condemned protests in Diani, following the passage of the finance bill by Members of the national Assembly that led to massive destruction of properties,loss of lives and closure of bussinesses in Diani. Addressing over 1500 parents receiving bursary cheques by Msambweni NG-CDF at Ukunda Showground , Achani…

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Credit: Byta FM A PASTOR of the Zion Church in Choma district has died, leaving behind about 520 children from 32 wives, a close relative has told Byta FM exclusively. Kebby Mutetete disclosed that his brother-in-law only identified as Bishop Simutwe, aged 68 also boasts of more than 1, 300 grandchildren to his name. Mutetete says the late Zion pastor (in picture) had a total of 47 wives, but the number had dwindled down to 32 at the time of his death. While some known energetic man struggle to satisfy his wife and side chic, it is believed Simutwe would…

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By reporter Environment and Climate Change Principal Secretary Festus Ng’eno has called on the Judiciary to put emphasis on the enforcement of environmental law. This is to effectively combat climate change to improve lives of the communities who are affected by climate threats and disasters across the country. Ng’eno said that the judiciary plays an important role in the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws. “Members of the judiciary, as well as those who contribute to the judicial process at the national, regional, and global levels, are critical partners in promoting compliance with, and the implementation and enforcement of…

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By Caroline Katana Diarrhea is a leading killer of children, accounting for approximately 9 percent of all deaths among children under age 5 worldwide since 2021. This translates to over 1,200 young children dying each day or about 444,000 children a year despite the availability of a simple treatment solution. Every day 2,000 African children die from diarrhea, entirely preventable deaths. Nine out of ten cases of diarrhea can be prevented by safe water and sanitation-proven cost-effective interventions. Unfortunately, the burden of diarrhea remains high and inadequately characterized owing to the complex interplay that the environment, food, water, and sanitation…

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By Reporter Hundreds of youths gathered today on Lamu Island to protest the collective decision of their local MPs to support the disputed Finance Bill 2024. The demonstration was spearheaded by the coordinator of Muslims for Human Rights, Mohammed Skanda, who criticized the MPs for being out of touch with the realities faced by Lamu residents. “The decision by the Lamu legislators to vote ‘Yes’ for the Finance Bill 2024 shows a clear disconnect from the plight of our people,” Skanda declared during the rally. He emphasized that the bill, expected to pass in Parliament this week, would significantly raise…

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By Reporter Kwale rights organizations under Kwale Mining Alliance and a section of mining-affected communities have cried foul over the newly launched post-mining land use committee. The PMLU committee was unveiled in early May by the Mining CS Salim Mvurya to oversee the implementation of the mined land as the Australian Mining Company Base Titanium prepares to shut down operations. The committee comprises 19 members headed by the Mining PS. However, the group has declared the committee null and void, decrying that the national government failed to include a representative of the affected communities and civil society organizations in the…

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By Reporter The coastal scribes have been urged to develop a saving culture for their retirement. Retirement Benefits Authority In charge of Supervision Jackson Nguthu said most scribes live miserable lives after retirement for failing to plan. “The majority of journalists do not have a saving culture; they live hand to mouth, and when it is time to leave their jobs, poverty strikes,” he said. Nguthu said he is cognizant of the fact that the media industry and local journalists suffer numerous challenges ranging from poor payment and financial constraints. He said whatever the challenges scribes must embrace personal financial…

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By Reporter The once Giant sleepy Kwale town may be forced to wake up in the next four months as president William Rutos will be presiding over Mashujaa day at the newly constructed Kwale Stadium. Traders have been notified to prepare renovating their business premises in readiness to host the national event. Those operating under shanty roofs have been told to either build their shops and make them presentable or demolish them. It is not a request to have Kwale town sparkling with good looking structures but a directive to be implemented in the few coming months to the Mashujaa…

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By Reporter National Government to Invest in Lamu Industries, Boosting Jobs and Economic Opportunities The national government will provide support for target industries within Lamu in a bid to spur the growth of jobs and investment opportunities within the frontier county. Speaking during the Medium Term Plan dissemination stakeholders forum in Lamu Island today, the PS stated that the national government besides investing Kshs 60 billion towards the operationalization of the Lamu Port, plans were underway to support the establishment of processing plants in; fishing, fruit, cotton, coconut and cashewnuts. He cited that investors had already been tapped to invest…

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By Reporter A coalition of Lamu leaders has called on the national government to prioritize the rehabilitation of the Hindi-Kiunga road, citing its disuse as a significant impediment to travel and trade within the county. The 150-kilometer road, alongside the 100-kilometer Ijara-Hulugho road, has been earmarked for funding worth Kshs 25 billion. This initiative when complete will bolster security and increase trade in the Lamu Boni and border point areas. Speaking to the media, former Kiunga Ward MCA Sheikh Babaad highlighted the deteriorating condition of the Hindi-Kiunga road, which he claimed has hindered the transport of a refurbished generator to…

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