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  1. Horror murders, suicides in Tharaka Nithi worry social and security experts

    Local administrators, police and religious leaders attribute the cases to family conflicts due to infidelity, drug and alcohol abuse.

    Suicide scene
  2. Residents clash with KWS over water from Meru National Park

    The clash was the culmination of competition for water resources brought about by drought.

    Water intake destroyed
  3.   Over 55,000 in Kieni face starvation as drought ravages central Kenya

    Resident Regina Wanjiru said locals had not received any food donations from the national government.

    Food donation
  4. Seven family members who died in house fire identified

    The victims were burnt beyond recognition as they slept in the family’s three-bedroom timber house in a suspected arson.

    Embu fire victims
  5. UK army starts compensating locals affected by Lolldaiga fire

    British army terms this a first step in resolving the fire dispute.

    Lolldaiga Hills
  6. KWS rangers battle fire at Meru National Park

    Officials suspect the inferno might have been started by herders

    forest fire
  7. Seven family members die in Embu fire incident

    The victims, who were trapped in the fire as they slept, are a man, his wife, their three children and two grandchildren.

    Embu fire
  8. Man stabbed to death over roasted fish in Tharaka Nithi

    The man stubbed the victim twice on Friday evening at around 6pm following a scuffle over a fish.

    A fish monger, stubbed a man twice following a scuffle over fish
  9. Remarried widows to inherit property

    Petitioner argued the Act promotes gender-based inequality and discrimination against women.

    Justice Edward Muriithi
  10. Body of missing Kirinyaga principal found in Meru mortuary

    The school head disappeared last week while on his way to Meru for a principals’ conference.

    Olokurto Principal
  11. Tough times drive ageing mothers to Meru quarries

    Farmers in the area are hopeful that rains will come and as usual, they intend to plant again though they do not have seeds.

    Ms Joyce Kamwithu, 50, works at a quarry in Ntulili village, Tigania West, along the Meru-Isiolo border. 
  12. Plea for relief food as drought ravages Tharaka residents

    The most affected areas are Gatunga, Chiakariga, Mukothima, Marimanti and Nkondi wards.

    Kenya Red Cross relief donations
  13. Middle-aged women crush ballast to make ends meet in drought 

    Though she makes good money after selling about 10 debes that she crushes daily, it is not enough to survive.

    Grace Karema crashing ballast
  14. Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza vows to end wastage and graft

    The team will also ensure prudent use of public resources and prevent corruption and irregularities in procurement.

    Meru CECs
  15. Fear as Laikipia colonial-era dam threatens to break its banks

    Mukurweini dam has been leaking for the last two weeks


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