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Kenya Wins Vote To Seek UN Security Council Seat

Kenya Wins Vote To Seek UN Security Council Seat

Kenya has been endorsed as a candidate for UN Security Council seat after defeating Djibouti in a vote held at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The endorsement means Kenya becomes Africa’s sole candidate for the race for the non-permanent seat for 2021-2022. In a secret ballot on Wednesday morning, Nairobi garnered 37 […]

STI Rate In Women On Birth Control Is Extremely High

STI Rate In Women On Birth Control Is Extremely High

Kenyan women on long-acting contraceptives recorded higher rates of sexually transmitted infections, compared to the general population, a new study reveals. The study was done in four African countries, Kenya included, showed that a high number of women in the study who went for modern family planning methods had gonorrhoea and chlamydia. Most affected are […]

A Proposal For More Women MPs In Kenya By Gladys Shollei

A Proposal For More Women MPs In Kenya By Gladys Shollei

The woman representative seat could be scrapped if a proposed constitutional amendment sails through. The Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2019 tabled by Uasin Gishu Woman Representative Gladys Boss Shollei in the National Assembly on Wednesday, seeks to create at least 179 positions for women in Parliament and county assemblies through elections and not party […]

Safaricom Cuts Internet Charges By 42%

Safaricom Cuts Internet Charges By 42%

Safaricom has cut its data prices by 42 per cent in response to increased competition in the telecommunications industry, as South Africa-based shareholder Vodacom revealed in recent filings that the Kenyan unit made the largest cuts. The Nairobi Securities Exchange-listed firm offers a wide array of internet service and billing plans but its effective price […]

Outrage In Kenya Over Rise In Teenage Pregnancies

Outrage In Kenya Over Rise In Teenage Pregnancies

More than 11,000 girls in primary and secondary schools got pregnant last year, the latest statistics from the Ministry of Education show. The data shows that, out of the 11,950 girls who fell pregnant, 2,885 of them were in primary school while 9,065 were secondary school students. ALARMING Bungoma tops the list of counties with […]

Thousands Of Teachers Jobless As Schools Grapple With Shortages In Kenya

Thousands Of Teachers Jobless As Schools Grapple With Shortages In Kenya

More than 300,000 trained teachers are jobless as schools grapple with a shortage of about 96,000, a new report shows. The study says the country has 328,324 trained and registered teachers who are not in government service. IRONIC TWIST The figures from the report by the Teachers Service Commission add an ironic twist to the […]

U.S. Institute Trains Women To Spot Potential Terrorists

U.S. Institute Trains Women To Spot Potential Terrorists

The U.S. Institute of Peace is training Kenyan women from 20 organizations to help fight terrorist radicalization campaigns. The program comes as Kenya struggles to halt the recruitment efforts of Islamist militant group al-Shabab. The organization Sisters Without Borders was formed in 2014. One of its missions is to bridge the mistrust between Kenyan security […]

I Will Introduce Gender Bill Again But Women Must Unite – Aden Duale

I Will Introduce Gender Bill Again But Women Must Unite – Aden Duale

National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale has announced plans to re-introduce the elusive Bill on two-thirds gender rule that flopped for a record fourth time in February. Duale who spoke in Kisumu when he graced Mothers for Peace conference on Saturday, however, decried the division within women legislators fearing that the Bill will still face […]

Kenya’s Rape Survivors Win Right To Abortion In Landmark Court Ruling

Kenya’s Rape Survivors Win Right To Abortion In Landmark Court Ruling

Kenya’s High Court ruled that rape survivors had the right to an abortion on Wednesday, as it ordered authorities to pay almost $30,000 in damages to the mother of a teenage victim who died after a botched abortion. The landmark ruling in a country where abortion is illegal in most cases was in response to […]

President Kenyatta To Speak At Global Conference On Women And Girls In Canada

President Kenyatta To Speak At Global Conference On Women And Girls In Canada

President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Tuesday join over 8,000 delegates from more than 165 countries at the Women Deliver 2019 Conference in Vancouver, Canada. The three day conference will explore how power can drive or hinder progress and change for a more gender equal world. GENDER EQUALITY The conference, held every three years, is a […]

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