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Browse our collection of news stories and press releases below.

Okoa Mombasa demands government rescind order creating Kenya Transport & Logistics Network

Presidential Fiat has no place in a DemocracyStatement by Okoa Mombasa and International Center for Policy and ConflictOn September 8,…

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Okoa Mombasa joins call to make World Bank’s Kenya process more transparent & inclusive

Okoa Mombasa has joined a letter from the Okoa Uchumi coalition requesting that the World Bank increase transparency and public…

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Epicenter? Survey shows 96% of Old Town locals don’t know anyone who died of Covid-19

MUHURI, Okoa Mombasa, and Old Town Residents Association have released a report of their survey that questions the government’s decision…

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Okoa Mombasa’s submission to National Assembly inquiry into use of SGR

Okoa Mombasa has submitted comments to a National Assembly inquiry into the use of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR).  The National…

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Okoa Mombasa announces results of poll to rename waterfront park

Okoa Mombasa has announced the results of its poll to choose a new name for Mombasa’s waterfront park, now known…

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Okoa Mombasa Facebook Live: The history of Mombasa’s waterfront park

6 July 2020 Facebook 10 am https://www.facebook.com/OkoaMombasa/ Okoa Mombasa will hold a Facebook Live event on Monday, 6 July 2020…

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Okoa Mombasa Facebook Live: Featuring Khelef Khalifa on 3 July 2020

3 July 2020 Facebook 10 am https://www.facebook.com/OkoaMombasa/ Okoa Mombasa will hold its first Facebook Live event on Friday, 3 July…

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New SGR directive sounds death knell for Mombasa economy

By Ernest Cornel, Muslims for Human Rights (MUHURI)Mombasa economy is increasingly getting shattered – and the latest government directive to…

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Okoa Mombasa seeks documents related to Government’s botched portable clinics deal

Okoa Momabsa has filed an Access to Information request with the Ministry of Health, seeking the release of agreements, contracts…

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Okoa Mombasa Condemns Discriminatory Government Fees for Covid Testing of Truck Drivers

Okoa Mombasa condemns the Mombasa County Health Department’s decision to charge truck drivers Ksh6,000 for mandatory coronavirus tests, which are…

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Okoa Mombasa calls for delay to US-Kenya trade agreement negotiations

Okoa Mombasa today called for a delay to impending negotiations on a trade agreement between Kenya and the United States,…

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County police boss planned ferry violence, must resign

Mombasa County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo premeditated and planned police violence against locals at Likoni channel, which occurred March 27, 2020, Okoa…

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Mombasa County Assembly hearing on renaming Mombasa’s waterfront park

4 March 2020 Tononoka Social Hall 9:30 am Mombasa County Assembly The Mombasa County Assembly has announced a public forum…

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Speak Out at the Okoa Mombasa Community Forum

29 Feb 2020 Changamwe Social Hall 9 am to noon Organized by Okoa Mombasa and InformAction Join Okoa Mombasa and InformAction on…

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Press conference: Access to Information Request for SGR & CT2 contracts

19 Dec 2019 Royal Court Hotel, Mombasa 10 am to noon Organized by Okoa Mombasa Join Okoa Mombasa on Dec.…

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Okoa Mombasa files formal request for official government documents related to SGR & CT2

MOMBASA (17 DEC 2019) – Okoa Momabsa has filed an Access to Information request with the Government of Kenya, seeking…

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In Search of Truth – Mombasa Public Forum

4 Dec 2019 Royal Court Hotel, Mombasa 10 am to 1 pm Organized by DeCOALonize & MUHURI Join Okoa Mombasa…

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Kenya Transporters Association files suit against SGR cargo directive

The Kenya Transporters Association (KTA) has filed a petition to the High Court of Mombasa, accusing the Kenya Ports Authority,…

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Black Thursday 2 – Protest Against the SGR Cargo Directive

28 Nov 2019 Jomvu to Miritini 9 am to 1 pm Organized by Fast Action Summit Join Okoa Mombasa and…

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Okoa Mombasa urges Senate inquiry into erosion of Coast economy

Okoa Mombasa today submitted a Memorandum to the Senate Standing Committee on Roads and Transportation, urging the Committee to conduct…

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Petition to Mombasa County Assembly: Renaming Mama Ngina Waterfront Park

Names are often windows to the past. Place names, in particular, are an important part of the intangible cultural heritage…

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Launch of the Okoa Mombasa Coalition on 2 November 2019

On 2 November 2019, the Okoa Mombasa Coalition will mark its official launch and inaugurate a campaign to ensure that…

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Press statement: Suspension of SGR directive not enough!

Transport CS James Macharia on Thursday made a televised statement “affirming” the suspension of a directive forcing importers to haul…

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