Derick luvega holy ground for faithful kisumu a legio

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logo within 24 hours or be disqualified from vying. — Derick Luvega Holy ground for faithful Kisumu > A Legio Maria adherent arranges religious paraphernalia during prayers at the historic Kit Mikayi grounds in Seme, Kisumu County yesterday. The rocks, initially used as a traditional shrine by Luo elders has since become a pilgrimage site for members of the Legio Maria sect. TONNY OMONDI | NATION
COUNTY > ROUND-UP Turkana > Property worth millions destroyed in shop blaze Property worth millions of shillings was destroyed when a fire gutted a hardware shop in Lodwar Town. The Saturday morning fire at Mt Loima Hardware took long to put out due to the closeness of shops, which hampered the movement of water bowsers from Good Samaritans. Mr Festus Erukudi, a candidate for the Lodwar Township ward rep seat, criticised the county government over failure to procure a fire engine. Sammy Lutta Baringo > PS blames leaders for rampant bandit attacks Leaders from the troubled areas of Baringo County have been accused of instigating the rampant banditry and cattle rustling in the region. Labour PS Khadija Kasachoon (above) said the leaders had failed to foster peaceful co-existence among their people. “They have failed to address the cattle rustling menace because some fear losing political seats. We seldom see them condemning killings,” she said in Tiaty. She added that some leaders were inciting their c ommunities against others. —Florah Koech Homa Bay > Candidate calls for probe into ‘abduction’ Homa Bay Town parliamentary aspirant Martin Ogindo has called for investigations into alleged kidnapping of one of his supporters. Mr Duncan Ndege claimed he was abducted last Thursday by unknown people. Mr Ogindo, the Green Congress of Kenya Party leader, accused his rivals of intimidating his backers. —Barack Oduor Kiambu > Student arrested after killing another in tiff A student was arrested after stabbing another to death in Thika. The 22-year-old student at Jodan College of Technology stabbed the Kilimambogo plant operators college student, 19, on Wednesday at Mukiriti market using a kitchen knife. A witness said they heard the two arguing before the victim screamed. On responding, they found him lying on a pool of blood. — Mary Wambui Taita Taveta > Increased abuse of drugs raises concerns The anti-drugs agency, Nacada, has raised concerns over the increase of drug and substance abuse in Taita Taveta County. Nacada listed alcohol and bhang as the most abused. Nacada board of directors chairman Julius Githuri said four per cent of the youth were addicted raising concerns about the future. He added that action should be taken and blamed the county government for failing to curb the menace. — Brian Ocharo Baringo > Community, KFS joint venture bears fruit More than 2,400 members of Koibatek Community Forest Association are reaping the fruits of working with Kenya Forest Service. Association chairman John Rotich said that since the group began farming in the 3,000-hectare land under the Plantation Establishment for Livelihood System, members had

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