Kenya’s Somali North East: Devolution and Security


Devolved government in Kenya’s newly formed north-eastern counties, designed to address decades of political marginalisation and underdevelopment, has been undermined by dominant clans monopolising power and growing corruption. Violent clan competition and ant... More »

Ngumi island


Ngumi lsland.-This island is close to Koyama, its greatest length being 41 miles and breadth 1 mile. It is uninhabited save by two or three fishermen. Water is obtained from Koyama. The island possesses considerable ruins of a walled-in village.  In  about 150... More »

Koyama island


Koyama Island.–This island is situated some 211 miles down the coast from Kismayu, its greatest length being 31 miles, its breadth 2 miles. There are two villages on the island, the village on the shore being known as Koyama or Gedeni, the village on the hilI ... More »