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 Kenya & Uganda  

British tourist dies climbing Mount Elgon in Suam-Uganda. [NEW]




Mt. Elgon Armed Group Commander Captured in Sebei-Uganda. [NEW]

Bungoma County Set to Put Up Major Football Academies. [NEW]

Tourism stake holders appeal for security and road infrastructure. [NEW]

Sebei  Catholic Diocese gets new Bishop. [NEW]

Sports: Kenyan Volleyball star Mercy Moim relocates to Finland

 Mercy Moim (Back row 2nd from left) who hails from Koboywo, Mt. Elgon and formerly playing volleyball for both Kenya prisons and the National Kenyan team, has now landed a professional career with club Liiga Ploki in read more click here.


Velma wins Miss Tourism in Bungoma County.
By Daniel Psirmoi. Posted 19th October, 2014.

Bungoma Governor Lusaka joins in the celebrations as Velma Chepchumba wins Miss Tourism, Bungoma County.

A first-year student from JKUAT is the new Bungoma County Miss Tourism 2014. Valma Chepchumba, 22, a Sabaot from Mt Elgon, was crowned Miss Tourism 2014 after 18 other beauties for the crown......
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 Who are The Sabaots?

The Sabaots tribe is one of the nine sub-tribes of the Kenyan Kalenjin tribe. The other eight Kalenjin sub-tribes are: Sengwer, Tugen, Terik, Keiyo, Kipsigis, Pokot, Marakwet and Nandi who live in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. The Sabaots are the authentic Kalenjin tribe and hence they are commonly referred as "Kapkugo" by the other Kalenjin sub-tribes. The Sabaot community is comprised of six sub-dialects namely: 1.Bookok (Book), 2. Somek, 3. Mosopishok (Mosop), 4. Konjak (Kony), 5. Bong'omek (Bungoma), and 6. Sabinjak (Sebei) here to read more.

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>>Dormitories of two Schools in Mt. Elgon-Kenya destroyed by fire.
>> Faith Ndiwa [La Bonte LTD CEO] Launches the "Dial-A-CD" program.
>>Mt Elgon Constituency, where voters defied party euphoria
>>Whom Raila Amolo Odinga Should Blame Forever
>> Elections: Kapondi Defeated as Serut makes a comeback. 
>> Sabaots rejoice as ‘Mt Elgon dream’ finally comes true.
>>Elder Eliud Wandiema Succumbs to Illness at Eldoret Memorial Hospital-Kenya
>> Elgon-kenya: Jilted Wife Sets Shop Ablaze
>>Mt. Elgon Kenya: Row as 40 families miss out on IDP land. 
>>Elections-Kenya: NARC-Kenya’s Karua and Augustine Chemonges campaign in Mt. Elgon
>>Elections-Kenya: Bruising Battle of Titans amongst Mt. Elgon former MP's

>> Pierson escapes Roll-over auto accident while Lazarus recovering from fractured leg. 
KCPE: Sabaot-Girl number one in Bungoma/Kalenjin counties and 7th nationally. 
>>Kapondi wins URP nominations, rival cries foul.
Kenya AG opposes Mt. Elgon Saboat case application for review of its Judgment
>> Mt. Elgon Coffee farmers set to reap big from Norway market. By Daniel Psirmoi. 
Samson Bein Kimobwa a Kenyan World athletic legend succumbs to sudden illness. By Esly Kania (Minnesota,USA)
>>Chebyuk IDP's to be resettled before polls
>> SIDO RadioNet is now streaming Sabaot Music and News 24/7...tune in!!.Posted 18th November 2012.
>>Our God is aware, able and available. By Dr. D.C Chemorion.
>>Listen to online Quaran

>> For this Kitale Couple, Music is a Family Affair.

>> New Video "lifes Duality" by Miriam Chemmoss booms.

>>You are Dreaming if you Want your Governor to be Powerful than the County Commissioner.
>>Kenya-Elections: Negotiated Democracy for the Marginalized Like Sabaots. 
Kenya Elections: The March to March Madness.
>>Kenya Elections: The Harsh, Bitter and Unforgettable truth. 
>>Kenyan Elections: Blame the Electorate but not Politicians.

>>Kiprotich to race for Ushs.400M in London.
>> Uspa award surprises Kiprop.

>>Kenya Equity Bank’s “Wings To Fly Scholarships”.

>>Finance Officer-Kenya. 
>>Regional Finance Manager-NGO, Kenya.
>>Regional Finance & Systems Manager,Kenya.
>>Livelihoods Officer and Assistant IRK-Kenya.
>>CFA-FSL Program Manager Garbatulla-Isiolo, Kenya.
>>Capacity Development Manager-Kenya.


>> Light a candle at Figuhr Samedi Kania Memorial Website.
>> Light a candle at Terah Kipchiris Memorial website.


>> “All the Men Have Gone”: War Crimes in Mt. Elgon Kenya.
>> Mt. Elgon Violence: May 2008.
>> Mt. Elgon Development Plan.
>> Mt. Elgon Land Tenure and Management.
>> Click here to access more documents.

Experts seek to save Mount Elgon
. Posted on 8th June 2014

Mt. Elgon-KITALE,  Kenya (Xinhua) -- An integrated plan has been unveiled to save
Kenya’s Mt. Elgon ecosystem facing a serious threat from massive
population increase,  a Mt Elgon National Park’s official said on
Tuesday. The population trend is worrying and promoting the
destruction of wildlife and forest, said Mt. Elgon National Park
Senior Warden Collins Omondi during a five day training
workshop held in read more click here.


Four jailed for killing Mt. Elgon Belgian tourist.

By Pascal Kwesiga. Posted 8th June 2014.

Mt. Elgon, Uganda - Belgian national Annick Van De Venster was killed at a camp on the
peak of Mt. Elgon in 2008.                 

The army court in Kampala has sentenced to jail the killers of a Belgian mountain climber, six years after her murder in Mt. Elgon National Park. Annick Van De Venster, 35, was shot dead at a camp fired near the peak of Mt. Elgon, court records indicate. She was in Uganda for a month-long read more click here. [NEW]


Is defeated Sabaot Land Defence Force plotting a comeback?

He is bright-eyed and looks more nervous than I am.He is dressed in army camouflage. From our correspondences, I knew ‘The Terminator’ was a huge man, perhaps over 6-foot-1 inch.  But I am struck by how bony he is, with bony wrists. His firearm is partly rested on his lap and two knives dangle from his webbed belt. Beside him is a stone-faced, bare-chested man, in his early 30s, holding a semi-automatic rifle and a here to read more.[NEW]

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