Who shall finally bridge the development gap In Kenya?

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50 years after independence some counties in Kenya are marginalized and far from mainstream development. Article 204 of the Kenyan constitution provides for an equalization fund of 0.5% of the national budget to cover service provision and infrastructure development in marginalized areas. However, the rift of development between counties in Kenya is still wide, and this begs the question; who is to blame for the cases of insecurity, food insecurity, poverty levels of up to 84%, poo...


Is there possibility of development without security?

Publié 10 décembre 2013 no picture CARITAS MARALAL

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0n 30th October 2013, a student leader of Laikipia University Maralal campus was shot following a peaceful demonstration against the deteriorating security situation in Samburu. In November, two students lost their lives in Loikas the outskirts of the Samburu County headquarters- Maralal after being shot, a Samburu woman was shot in Barsaloi Samburu North. Two Turkana boys also lost their lives after being shot in Baragoi Samburu North. On 9th December a young boy in Nkabai, was at...


15 years old and 4 months Pregnant!

Publié 20 novembre 2013 no picture CARITAS MARALAL

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Upon our arrival at Barsaloi in Samburu North (North-west Kenya), to coordinate and Facilitate a Gender based Violence response and prevention workshop, We got information that one woman had suffered injuries on her left arm that very night, after being battered by her brother in law. This incident caused a slight unrest in the small town that is out of network coverage and lacks hydro-electric power supply. The lady was rushed to the Catholic hospital nearby. During the workshop,...


Tomatoes and Peace?

Publié 15 novembre 2013 no picture CARITAS MARALAL

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In a county where rampant incidences of insecurity have been a bane for far too long, not forgetting the harsh climatic conditions that have made residents remain in constant grip of famine, Samburu County in Northern Kenya has always been making it to the headlines for all the wrong reasons. The killing of 42 Kenyan police officers in 2012 by heavily armed cattle raiders was the highlight trend of the worrying trend of insecurity in the region. The Catholic Diocese of Maralal...


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