Author: Coast Times Digital

Kwale governor Fatuma Achani is set to give a keynote address to the Mwanamke Bomba Mashujaa edition Gala Dinner organized by Citizen TV Kenya News Anchor Mwanahamisi Hamadi today. The Gala Dinner has brought together successful women in the private sector and elected women leaders including Governors, Deputies, members of parliament and members of county assembly from Kwale County The Governor is accompanied by the only elected woman MCA from Kwale county Hanifa Mwajirani and nominated MCA Judy Kengo. The Governor is flanked by kilifi Deputy Governor Flora Chibule, Kilifi women rep Gertrude Mbeyu, nominated senator Veronica Maina,Busia women representative…

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Kwale Governor Fatuma Achani  has called for peace and unity among residents in the region. Achani said that people from all ethnic backgrounds have the right to be served by both national and county governments. “I urge you all to live peacefully with your neighbors, no matter which ethnic or religious background they come from. For our county to prosper, we need unity and peaceful co-existence,” Achani said. She called Kwale people to shun tribal and political division saying peace and unity are key to socio-economic stability in any region. She also urged Kwale County leaders to work together in…

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A total of 468 primary school girls have benefitted from free sanitary pads distribution exercise in Kwale undertaken by Bethel Network in a project dubbed Always Keeping Girls in School. The program target girls living with special abilities with over seven schools in Kwale being targeted which include Kwale school for the Deaf, Kwale school for the mentally ,Milalani unit for mentally, Kinango school for the Deaf, St. Lukes unit for the blind and Kidimu School for the Deaf among other ALWAYS KEEPING GIRLS IN SCHOOL project coordinator Janet Kadide distribute pads to Kidimu School for the Deaf girls[/caption] Others…

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Base Titanium in collaboration with Kwale county government on Wednesday distributed relief food to over 1650 households in five villages within Macknon ward that have been affected by drought. The villages include mwangaza ,Donje,Kizingo A and B, and Ryakalui. The relief food included 1650 bags consisting of 8kgs of maize flour, beans 8kgs and a liter of cooking oil among others. Mwembeni residents in Samburu Chengoni ward that were recently evicted by a private developer also received 50 bags of the relief food. The 50 bags included 15kgs of maize flour,10kgs of beans,5kgs of sugar 5kgs, 20gms of tea leaves…

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  Kwale Governor Fatuma Achani accompanied by Base Titanium GM Simon Wall on top of one of the water purification tanks in Kizingo[/caption] By GPS Kwale county Governor Fatuma Achani accompanied by Base Titanium top management on Wednesday launched a 107.9 million Kizingo dam water project in Macknon ward Samburu subcounty amid drought that is ravaging the area. The dam will be distributing water to over 2,376 people cutting across five villages Among the villages that will receive clean and treated water include Mwangaza, Kizingo A, Kizingo B,Donje and Ryakalui village. The water will also be used by the residents to…

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By GPS Kwale Deputy Governor H.E. Chirema Kombo has urged the people of Kwale to respect their leaders and support them in their development agendas. Addressing Kasemeni Ward residents while issuing bursary cheques worth Shs 3.3 million to university and college students from the ward, Chirema said campaign time is over and the people should now focus on development. Commenting on the drought situation affecting several parts of the county, the Deputy Governor assured the people of Kwale that soon relief food distribution will kick off. “We are currently working closely with the national government to ensure that our…

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By Johnson Chengo The Kilifi County government has named his executive team, sacking all chief officers who worked under former Governor Amason Kingi. In his reorganization, Kilifi County Governor Gideon Mung’aro has sacked five county executive committees (CECs) who also worked under the former Kingi Regime, retaining the rest. Those sent on also sent on terminal leave pending further communication on whether they would be needed or not include  Prof. Josphat Mwatelah ((Roads),  Prof. Gabriel Katana (Devolution, Public Service & Disaster Management), Kiringi  Mwachitu  (Water, Environment and Natural Resources), Nahida Mohamed (Trade and Tourism), and Luciana Sanzua (Agriculture). In a statement read to journalists…

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By Johnson Chengo It was a new era in Kilifi after the second Governor Gideon Mung’aro and his deputy Flora Chibule officially assumed office. As they did that , former Governor Amson Kingi and his deputy Gideon Saburi exited, ending Governor Amason Kingi s ten years tenure. The new county principal and his deputy assumed their offices located at a small distance away from each other displaying excitement and color ahead of their new assignment. Governor Mung’aro while assuming office was accompanied by Kilifi senator Stewart Madzayo,Woman Rep Getrude Mbeyu,David Murathe who is Jubilee vice chairman and also an investor in KILIFI.…

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By Coast Times correspondent Environmentalists in the Coast region have raised concerns over calls by locals for the government to lift the mangrove ban that was imposed in 2018 to curb environmental destruction. Different organizations and companies investing in the planting and protecting of mangrove trees in Coast region said that the situation is worse as degradation in some areas is still happening. Majoreni Beach Management unit chair Mwabikao Khatibu said that allowing mangrove harvest will be disastrous since they depend on the trees for carbon credit business. “For us we are against any call to lift the mangrove ban because we are investing in planting and…

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By Coast Times The August 9 general election ended with a lot of casualties, United Democratic Alliance (UDA) and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) bearing the brunt of voters’ punishment after sending home several Kwale county MPs and MCAs. Two terms Lungalunga MP Khatib Mwashetani vying on UDA was the first casualty in when he was sent packing by a new comer in politics and a teacher Chiforomodo Mangale of United Democratic Movement (UDM) Chiforomodo garnered 15,267 votes as Mwashetani trailed him with 9,585 votes. Mwashetani has not yet conceded defeat. In Kinango constituency, incumbent MP Benjamin Tayari of UDA was shown the door alongside county women representative Zuleikha Juma of ODM when they were floored by Samuel Gonzi Rai of Pamoja African Alliance (PAA) who made a shocking comeback…

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