Shirley Apiaro


Turkana South MP condemns killings at Nadome

LOKICHAR, TURKANA SOUTH Turkana South MP James Lomenen has condemned the attack at Nadome, Turkana East that claimed over 60 lives. Lomenen stated that he was saddened by the continued killings of the people along the volatile Turkana-Pokot border. He noted that it was unfair that people are killed yet the security personnel do nothing to save them. “It is unfortunate that we keep losing our people each passing day. There has been a lot of raids and banditry along the borders but our security personnel are never ready toRead More

GSU officer injured in an attempted raid at Nakwamoru

NAKWAMORU, TURKANA SOUTH A General Service Unit officer was injured following an attempted raid at Nakwamoru, Turkana South sub-County. Turkana County Police Commander Karisa Mwaringa said that armed raiders shot the officer in the palm. He stated that the officer was shot while protecting the locals. “The officer was shot in the right hand palm as he protected the people who had been attacked by about 30 suspected raiders,” said the Commander. He added that there was an exchange of fire between the police and the raiders, which led toRead More

Turkana County Assembly passes Precedence Act

Lodwar, Turkana central Turkana County Assembly has passed a law that will allow the Governor and other senior county officials to use flags and sirens on their motorcades and processions. Others who will enjoy the privileges include the deputy governor, the Speaker of the County Assembly, the County Attorney and the County Executive Committee Members. The Turkana County Order of Precedence Act states that any other person apart from those allowed by the statutes; who uses the county flag on a motor vehicle commits an offense and shall be liableRead More

Three killed in Lorogon, Turkana South sub-County

Three people were killed in an attack at Lorogon, Turkana South sub-County. While speaking to press, Turkana County Governor, Josphat Nanok condoled with the families that lost their loved ones in the ambush. He added that he was saddened by the killings. He however blamed the security team for the deaths of the three children: “It is disappointing that the security situation is deteriorating. We have lost three children who had a bright future. I blame the security team for not arriving early to help the three who bled toRead More

Suspected Al-Shabaab terrorist arrested in Lodwar

LODWAR, TURKANA CENTRAL Tension was high at a college in Lodwar town following the arrest of a man suspected of having links with the Al-Shabaab terror gang. Moses Cheruiyot, the County Criminal Investigation Officer said the suspect identified as Evans (Osman) Kipkosgei Chemelei was arrested following a tip from a citizen. Cheruiyot said that the citizen overheard the suspect as he spoke to a Muslim student near the institution. “The suspect was said to have been speaking to a student near KMTC. He is reported to have asked about the numberRead More

LAPSSET Board visits Turkana

LODWAR, TURKANA CENTRAL Lamu may be hundreds of kilometres from Turkana County, but the establishment of its new port promises to transform the lives and times of this northernmost region of Kenya. The transport system from Lamu through Turkana into Southern Sudan and Ethiopia will carry with it all trappings of development; roads, superhighways, electricity, water and tourists among a host of others. Lamu Port-Southern Sudan- Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) board visited Turkana County recently to commence negotiations and sensitization on the project. With them, came a bag filled with promisesRead More