2020

JANUARY 

 

KDRTV - High Alert as Al Shabaab Terrorists are Arrested in Laikipia, Eastleigh Airbases

Evening Standard - Three 'terror suspects' arrested in Kenya after trying to force way into British Army camp

KDRTV - BREAKING! Police Shoot two Terrorists after Killing 4 People

The Star - Six held for spying in Nairobi, Ruiru and Laikipia

The Independent - Three Americans killed in al-Shabaab attack on Kenyan military base

Standard Digital - Why conservancies are clashing with villagers

The Star - Laikipia county on high alert over possible locust invasion

Daily Nation - Aerial spraying of desert locusts in Isiolo County begins

Standard Digital - Destructive desert locusts now invade Meru and Isiolo

Daily Nation - Locust invasion: Aerial spraying begins in Isiolo, Meru

The Star - Desert locusts ravage eight counties

The Star - Mt Kenya governors plan meeting over BBI

Daily Nation - Alarm over food security and economy as locusts spread

The Star - Ten counties and counting: Locusts munching to Baringo, Turkana

Standard Media - Actionable solution to locust invasion in Kenya

All Africa - Kenya: Fears Grow as Aerial Locust Spraying Fails

Daily Nation - Challenges and object lessons in reporting the invasion of locusts

Daily Nation - Fears grow as aerial locust spraying fails

The Star - Pesticides being sprayed to control locusts are safe - expert

dw.com - Living Planet: Acrobatics and grass banks

Daily Nation - Locust invasion: Lack of proper pesticides a major challenge

Hivisasa - It is the high time government declares locusts' invasion as a national disaster — Wajir CEC

The Conversation - Lessons on how to effectively tackle insect invasions

Phys.org - Black rhino population shows steady growth

Daily Nation - Locust invasion: Another swarm in Wajir despite spraying

The Star - Birds and bees: locust breeding to start next week

Daily Nation - Munya upbeat about locust elimination despite setbacks

Daily Nation - Wind may blow locusts away from Kenya’s bread basket: UN

Hivisasa - CS Munya exudes confidence in war against locust invasion

The Star - Locusts invasion to worsen food insecurity

Reliefweb - Desert Locust situation update - 20 January 2020

KBC - Laikipia farmers receive Ksh 40 million for sustainable farming

Pulse - Kenya on the receiving end as 'plague’ of cannibalistic desert locusts march on unabated, descend on counties and devour anything green with serrated jaws

Daily Nation - Kenya grapples with limited resources as locusts wreak havoc

The Star - Weight to decide price of Marsabit livestock for sale

The Star - Desert locusts have invaded 10 counties - Munya

Daily Nation - How to effectively tackle locust invasion

Hivisasa - Embu joins the list of counties invaded by locusts

Standard Digital - Government embarks on upgrading two towns in Laikipia County

Daily Nation - Section of Laikipia leaders urge politicians not to politicise BBI report to avoid dividing Kenyans

All Africa - Kenya: Survey Shows Laikipia County Has Iron Ore Deposits

Daily Nation - Locust invasion could get worse if control efforts not stepped up

FEBRUARY 

Business Daily - Citizen scientists get out to save Grevy’s zebra

Standard Digital - Kenya says it is on top of things as locusts spread to 15 counties

Standard Digital - Police officer shot in Laikipia banditry attack

Citizen TV - Three former Laikipia CDF officers arrested by EACC detectives

National Zoo - Growing Livestock Numbers Threaten One of the Last Refuges for Large Wild Herbivores in Kenya

Daily Nation - Governor Ndiritu Muriithi sacks over 172 staff

Daily Nation - Locust invasion: Kenya hires experts to assess damage in counties

KBC - Laikipia Leaders Decry Rising Cases of Insecurity in the Region

Kenya News - Laikipia Politicians Warned Against Inciting Locals

Capital FM - Ruto Warns Politicians Against Weaponizing BBI To Drive Ethnic Divisions

KDRTV - Swarm Of Locusts Arrives In Nyandarua, Nakuru Counties

Standard Digital - Fireworks as Raila and Ruto camps clash over BBI report proposals

Daily Nation - Let BBI rallies not be platforms for spewing ethnic hate, violence

KDRTV - 3 People Dead After Fresh Attacks in Laikipia - Isiolo border

Daily Nation - Locusts population in Samburu 'up 100 times' as they hatch

Standard Digital - Five killed as rangers battle bandits in Laikipia

Daily Nation - Rift widens in Mt Kenya as BBI row divides its leaders

Standard Digital - Police deployed as security teams meet elders over banditry attacks

MARCH 

 

Standard Digital - Mt Kenya leaders tear into Raila over BBI rallies

The Star - Isiolo-Laikipia border tense after 4 slain at Naibung’a conservancy

The Star - 27 counties affected by locust invasion - Oparanya

DW.com - In Kenya, herders turn an invasive cactus into biofuel

KBC - Two dead, three injured in fresh banditry attacks in Laikipia

Daily Nation - Isiolo police recover stolen cows in gun fight with bandits

Daily Nation - Italy donates Sh140m to women groups in Laikipia to improve opuntia, aloe and honey value chains

Daily Nation - Farmers suffer as locusts and virus outbreak threaten harvests

Standard Digital - Farmers brace for return of the desert locusts

Africa Intelligence - British army withdraws on health grounds

KBC - Govt to continue aerial spraying of locust infested counties

The Star - Aerial spraying of desert locusts to continue – official

 

APRIL

 

Reuters - With tourists gone, Africa's conservationists brace for the worst

VOA News - Locusts, COVID-19 Combination Pose Dire Threat to East Africa

The Elephant - Laikipia – Tradition, Tourism and Distancing

Daily Nation - Covid -19: Laikipia MCAs to approve funds, cautions Governor Ndiritu against embezzlement

Nation News - Safari dollars dry up for wildlife reserves

Travel and Leisure - In Kenya, an Epic Photographic Safari Through Some of Africa's Most Dramatic Landscapes

Standard Media - I’ve been through fire but I’m still standing

Standard Media - Eighteen vultures die in Laikipia after feeding on poisonous carcasses

Daily Nation - God will judge you for pretending to be needy to get relief food - Laikipia Governor

Daily Nation - Camel owner arrested over vulture deaths

The Star - 40,000 Laikipia families to get relief food

China.org - Kenyan lobby urge action to stem loss of vultures through poisoning

The Standard - DPP okays murder charges against nine police officers after IPOA probe

The Standard - KWS clashes with community after poisoning of 18 birds and jackal

Daily Nation - EACC raids Waiguru's homes, offices - VIDEO

EureAlert - Biocontrol most cost-effective in fight against common pest pear Opuntia stricta

The Star - Tough terrains a challenge in locust control, says FAO

Financial Times - Poaching fears rise after coronavirus empties Kenya’s national parks

KBC - EACC launches investigations on grabbed Govt land in Nanyuki

The Standard - Nanyuki’s expansive land draws thirsty property developers

Nation - Live-streamed escapes to bush

 

MAY

 

Daily Nation - Three nabbed in Laikipia while trying to sell elephant tusks

Business Daily - Why maize is giving way to oat farming in Laikipia

KBC - Employees of British Army camp placed on quarantine in Nanyuki

The Star - A sanctuary for a stressful time

RTE.ie - Pandemic poachers aim to make a killing

The Star - Mandera, Wajir, Marsabit top risk of desert locust invasion

KBC - Two nabbed with game trophies as KWS decries increased poaching cases

Tuko - Laikipia man found with elephant tusk jailed for 5 years 

The Standard - Government should save dairy sector sector threatened by the coronavirus

Eve - The unsung heroines of community health work

The Star - Three suspected cattle thieves gunned down in Laikipia

Nation - KAELO & LALAMPAA: Invest more in complementary conservation


 

JUNE

 

Daily Nation - Waruguru rallies behind Uhuru, Raila, backs BBI

KDRTV - OPINIONThe untold story and Mystery of Laikipia County becoming a British Colony

The Guardian - My land is now owned by lions': Maasai farmers offer Kenya's wildlife a lifeline

Daily Nation - In Laikipia North pupils seek to quench education thirst, but…

Daily Nation - Unfair sharing of public resources to blame for Laikipia’s low literacy

KBC - Ksh 140m Solio water project in Laikipia County nears completion

The Elephant - Why Black Lives Don’t Matter in Kenya’s Colonial ‘Conservancies’


 

JULY 

 

Nation - Killer cactus

Daily Nation - Laikipia County allocates Sh10m to kick start mining as prospects rise

Medical Press - Grassroots dog vaccinations can help stop rabies, but not alone

The Standard - Wild Dogs Return Years after Disease Almost Wiped Them Out

The Standard - Teacher Killed in Laikipia Bandit Attack

The Standard - Laikipia Residents Protest Over Insecurity

Kahawatungu - Wildlife Conservationist Mordecai Ogada Accuses Laikipia Foreign Ranch Guards Of Threatening To Shoot Him

Business Daily - Kenyans to pay Sh1bn for private wildlife rangers

Citizen TV - CS Balala orders probe after Kenyan was harassed by gun-totting rangers in Laikipia

Kenyans.co.ke - Mordecai Ogada Threatened at Gunpoint During Game Drive

Survival International - Noted Kenyan conservationist falsely accused of “poaching”

Daily Nation - Officials probe harassment claim at Ol Jogi Conservancy

The Standard - Balala orders inquiry after ranch official threatens Kenyan family at gunpoint

Daily Nation - Officials probe harassment claim at Ol Jogi Conservancy

The Independent - The crash in tourism has jeopardised decades of wildlife conservation efforts in Kenya

The Star - Bandits invade Laikipia village, steal 90 cattle and donkeys


 

AUGUST

 

Daily Nation - Guns are silent, but Laikipia locals want police reservists back

Daily Nation - Isiolo leaders accuse police of bias after cows seized from locals

The Standard - Joy as Mau Mau veterans are allocated land in Laikipia

Standard Media - Samburu county, nine conservancies and NRT sign MOU

The Star - 10 eggs harvested to save northern white rhino

Africa Science News - Kenya’s community conservancies stay afloat amid COVID-19

KBC - Railway revival to boost counties economy says Kimemia

The Independent - Kenya wildlife conservancies need rescue from coronavirus impact

The Standard - Revival of old railway line to spring new life in counties

The Standard - University to make ventilators

Intelligentcio - Connected Conservation expands to Kenya to protect local species

The Standard - Norwegian fund burns fingers second time in Kenya’s power sector

The Standard - Whites are ‘animal lovers,’ but Africans dismissed as witches\

Daily Nation - Kenya: Stolen Cows Recovered in Samburu Returned to Owners

 

SEPTEMBER

The Standard - Met predicts depressed short rains for 3 months

All Africa - Kenya: Samburu, Maasai Elders Help Recover 47 Stolen Cows

Cabi - CABI conducts first assessment of invasive plants which threaten wildlife habitats in Laikipia County, Keny

Eurekalert - First assessment of naturalized, invasive and potentially invasive plan

Standard Media - Ol Pejeta Bush Camp introduces noiseless safari electric vehicles

All Africa - Kenya: Magistrate Puts Brakes on Herders' Claim to Laikipia Farm

KBC - Over 60 families in Laikipia County benefit from free modern housing

The Standard - Laikipia County aims to revamp tourism after being ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic

The Standard - Study shows African cattle's unique traits

 

OCTOBER

 

Wild Cru - The Laikipia Lion Rangers take part in the Wildlife Ranger Challenge

KTN/Standard - Laikipia residents decry rising insecurity in the area, 6 people killed in recent months

All Africa - Kenya: British Troops to Return for Training in January

France 24 - Kenya's fight against poaching pays off as elephant population doubles

The Star - State abandons us to bandits — Laikipia residents

KTN/Standard - Residents of Laikipia challenged to embrace co-operatives, Muriithi assures them of his support

SBS News - An Australian initiative is helping these Kenyan women to support the next generation

Kenya News - Communities Encouraged To Promote Local Tourism

KBC - Over 3,000 families cry for justice over grabbed land in Laikipia

 

NOVEMBER

 

The East African - DISCOVERY: Safari in search of elusive black leopard

KBC - Laikipia County commences residents engagement program on BBI

Kenya News - Nanyuki Marks 100 Years Of Existence Since It Was Declared A Town By Colonial Governor

All Africa - Kenya: How Investors Sabotage Themselves in Nanyuki

The Standard - Joy as Nanyuki celebrates 100 years

The Street Journal - Kenya: Worst Locust Invasion May Hit Country Mid-December

Kenya News - Laikipia Waives Land Rates Penalties To Mark 100 Years Of Nanyuki Town

DECEMBER

The Star - Two arrested with 10 pieces of ivory in Nanyuki town

All Africa-  Kenya: The Changing Fortunes of Maasai Women

The Standard - Kenya’s vast range lands and the conservancy question

KBC - Govt warns of another wave of desert locust invasion

Kenya News - Environment CS Warns Illegal Grazers In Forests In Laikipia

KBC - Tobiko condemns illegal grazing in Mukogodo Forest

The Star - Breeding sanctuary to shore up mountain bongo numbers

Business Daily - Laikipia tuk-tuk’s rocky road to getting approval

Kenya News - County Kicks Off Mass Vaccination Of Dogs