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Six Injured by Mudslides in Mt. Elgon-Kenya.
By John Nalianya. Posted 2nd November, 2014.

SIX people were injured and several others left homeless when mudslides hit Kaprom village in Sambocho location.

Four adults and two children, who were in their houses when the slide swept them away, were rescued by neigbours.

The victims sustained serious injuries and were rushed to the Mt.Elgon district hospital, where they are undergoing treatment.

Speaking to the Star yesterday on the phone, Bungoma county commissioner Mohamed Maalim urged all residents living on the slopes of Mt Elgon to move. Source: Star Newspaper-Kenya.

Sebei Minister Dr. Chebrot hospitalized in China.
By David Lamu. Posted 24th October, 2014.....[NEW]
Dr. Steven Chebrot, the state minister for transport has been hospitalized in a Chinese hospital.
Confirming the development, Eng. John Byabagambi, state minister for works told New Vision that Chebrot is to undergo an operation this week.

“My colleague Hon. Steven Chebrot has been admitted in a Chinese hospital and he would be operated on at the weekend.  He was flown to China after he was diagnosed with a disease that I cannot reveal at this time,” he said.

Chebrot is the Tingey County MP in Kapchorwa, Sebei-Uganda.

                                Source: Click here.


Man lynched for raping, killing schoolgirl in Mt. Elgon-Kenya [NEW]

By Daniel Psirmoi. Posted on Friday, October 24th 2014

Mt Elgon; Kenya: A 23-year-old man was on Wednesday killed by an angry mob in Kipsikirok village, Mt Elgon constituency, on suspicion that he had raped and murdered a schoolgirl. The suspect is said to have kidnapped the 14-year-old read more click here.

Velma wins Miss Tourism in Bungoma County. [NEW]
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......Click here to read more.

KSh32 Million Set Aside for Mt Elgon Bursaries. [NEW]
By John Nalianya. Posted 19th October, 2014.

Mt Elgon CDF committee has set aside Sh32 million for students' bursaries, MP John Serut has said. He said priority will be given to orphans in secondary and tertiary institutions whose parents were killed by members of the Sabaot Land Defense Forces in 2007. Serut said each student will receive a minimum of Sh10,000.......Click here to read more.

Former Elgon MP Kisiero Responds to his Critics on NLC Task-Force Inclusion.
Posted 30th July, 2014.
Hon Wilberforce Kisiero [SIDO File Photo]

Click here to read Kisiero's Press read more click here.

VP Hon Ruto donates Kshs. 1Million to Kimobo Sec School and Officially opens Chemoge Sec School Library.
By Daniel Psirmoi. Posted: 26th July, 2014.

It's all students' smiles as VP Hon Ruto Drives the newly acquired bus by Kimobo Secondary School. Pic by Daniel Psirmoi.
Mt. Elgon-Kapsokwony, Kenya: VP Hon Ruto on Saturday was at Chemoge Secondary School where he officially opened a library spearheaded by our own Dr Jason Kapkirwok before heading to Kimobo Secondary School where he officially launched a newly purchased school bus and Ruto also donated Kshs. 1Million for the construction of the School's read more click here.


Mt Elgon Farmers Purchase 20M Coffee Milling Plant


Mt. Elgon-Kenya: Coffee farmers from seven cooperative societies in Mt Elgon sub county have purchased a sh20 million milling plant in a bid to increase their income from the crop by eliminating middlemen profiting from their efforts.

Their spokesman Patrick Ngaina told a meeting presided over by Deputy President William Ruto’s wife, Rachel, at Chesikaki on Tuesday that it will cost another sh12 million to construct buildings in which the plant will be installed. Mrs Ruto launched the milling plant’s construction........Click here to read more.


Curtain falls on Sebei’s great farmer-
Wilson Chemusto

By Allan Chekwech. Posted  Sunday, July 21  2014.

The late Wilson Chemusto of Kapchorwa,Sebei-Uganda.
“I have a grand dream for Sebei. I am a
man who tries to uplift farmers. I am just 55 and I still have a lot
to do for the world”. That is what Wilson Chemusto, aka, Farmer,
told Monitor Newspaper late last year during a courtesy visit to
his home. Dressed in a white T-shirt, grey trousers and
gumboots, he waxed lyrical about farming, he talked with
authority, he breathed with vehement ambition, he dreamed
a dream of prosperity; a better world. The farmer painted a
picture of a man on a high.
In Kapchorwa where he had helped
found Kapchorwa Commercial Farmers Association and had
established a Shs3b warehouse courtesy of World Food
Programme, the man born on December 12, 1958 in Siron,
Kaptanya Sub-county in Kapchorwa District to Amisi Chesongok
and Zisiriya Kokopandrew had become a household name. He
had become the powerhouse of the hoe and the garden; a
model of sorts and a conqueror of the terrains.
To read more
click here....


Reps pass motion to sack Bungoma PSB
headed by a Sabaot.
By John Nalianya.
Posted 20 July 2014.

From left is chairman of the County public service board
Gedion Boiyo Sirai,
deputy governor Hilary Chongwony,
governor Lusaka and Dr. Janet Manyasi of PSB.

[PHOTOS|Protus Simiyu|West Fm]

Mt. Elgon-Kenya--Governor Kenneth Lusaka will decide the fate
of the Bungoma Public Service Board (PSB). This follows the
county assembly's approval of a report by the Public Administration
Committee. The MCAs yesterday unanimously passed the
recommendation by the committee to fire the PSB members
following its investigation of a petition by residents
Philip Wanyonyi and Oscar read more
click here


Sabaot-Bong'omek Community Laud
Police Recruitment
By John Nalianya. 
Posted 20 July 2014.

Mt. Elgon-Kenya---The Bong'omek a subtribe of the Sabaot
community are less than 3,800 according to the last census.
They lived in the hills around Bungoma town before their
displacement to Mt Elgon and parts of Trans Nzoia County
by the 1992 tribal clashes. Those left behind face the threat
of being assimilated by their Bukusu neighbours in Kanduyi
and Kabuchai constituency.
Speaking to the Star in Bungoma town yesterday, Mzee Arnold
Chepkwesi, the chairman of the Bong'omek said the
recruitment of two men out of the 27 who turned up during
Monday's recruitment at the Masinde Muliro Stadium,
is “historical".
Source: Star Newspaper-Kenya.

Mt. Elgon-Uganda: Farmers reinstate Seiko as Sebei Union head
By David Mafabi. Posted July 8, 2014.

Maj Juma Seiko addresses delegates of Sebei-Elgon Cooperative Union on Tuesday. The delegates reinstated him as the union’s chairperson. Photo by David Mafabi 

Kapchorwa-Uganda: A special annual general meeting (AGM) of Sebei-Elgon Cooperative Union (SECU) has re-elected Major Juma Seiko as chairperson. This comes months after a group of delegates from the 52 primary cooperative societies, led by Mr Kalifan Chemutai, stormed the union and elected Mr George Toskin as read more click here.


Mt. Elgon-Kenya: Chebyuk Residents
Protest Over Land Row
By Morgan Mueke. Posted: 5th July 2014.

Residents in Chebyuk village in Mt Elgon-Kenya have demonstrated over a disputed land in the area. This follows claims that a senior administrator in Cheptais had ordered for the destruction of over 100 acres of maize planted on a disputed here to read more.

Fear grips residents as dreaded SDLF

militia said to be rebranding

By JUMA KWAYERA  Posted 8th June 9, 2014

The late SLDF Commander Mr. Wycliffe Matakwei speaks to journalists. [File Photo]

Mt. Elgon-Kenya: In the furthest riches of the scenic Mt Elgon, frightened residents talk of a dreaded militia that is now regrouping. They say Sabaot Land Defense Force ( SLDF), believed to have been wiped out during a military onslaught in 2008, is taking a foothold and fears abound that it is a matter of time before matters get out of hand. “In Chepkube, we cannot access the forest because remnants of SLDF have taken over the area. They are a law unto themselves,” says one man, who asked not to be named for fear of a reprisal here to read more. [NEW]


 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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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. [NEW]


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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