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Kenyan Vice President Candidate Debates Himself After Rivals’ No-Show

Kenyan Vice President Candidate Debates Himself After Rivals’ No-Show

Kenyans hoping to watch a televised debate between vice-presidential candidates in next month’s election were left disappointed on Monday when only one of six meant to be on stage was left fielding questions alone for an hour. Surrounded by five empty podiums, Eliud Muthiora Kariara, a former banker turned running mate to independent presidential candidate […]

‘Blind’ Preparations Seen Stoking Risk of Kenyan Election Unrest

‘Blind’ Preparations Seen Stoking Risk of Kenyan Election Unrest

Less than a month before Kenyans are due to go to the polls, electoral authorities are behind on everything from printing ballot papers to finalizing a voter list. That risks a disputed outcome and unrest a decade after post-election violence engulfed the East African nation. While the Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission says the vote […]

Mrs Jeannette Kagame, Kenya’s First Lady Urges Women To Keep Fighting

Mrs Jeannette Kagame, Kenya’s First Lady Urges Women To Keep Fighting

Rwandan women have been urged to avoid faltering on their current progress. The First Lady, Mrs Jeannette Kagame, made the call yesterday during the 25th anniversary of Pro-Femmes Twese Hamwe, an umbrella of women civil society organisations. The First Lady officiated at the launch of a Rwf530-million complex located in Gahanga Sector, Kicukiro District, the […]

Meet Winnie Kaburu – The Only Woman In Meru Governor’s Race

Meet Winnie Kaburu – The Only Woman In Meru Governor’s Race

After she unsuccessfully vied for the presidency as Prof Ole Kiyapi’s running mate in 2013, Winnie Kaburu is now trying her hand in the Meru gubernatorial seat. The Wiper gubernatorial candidate wants to be among the first women to run the counties with a plan to transform the local economy through industrialisation. Ms Kaburu follows […]

Kenyans Set To Elect First Woman Governor In August

Kenyans Set To Elect First Woman Governor In August

An unprecedented high number of women are in the race for what are described as competitive seats of governorship, senate and for MPs. With this scenario, all indications are that Kenyans will elect a woman governor in next month’s general election. Nine women will be on the ballot gunning for governorship in different counties in […]

Kenya Gives Girls Free Sanitary Pads To Boost School Attendance

Kenya Gives Girls Free Sanitary Pads To Boost School Attendance

Kenya has promised free sanitary pads to all schoolgirls to encourage them to go to school during their periods, rather than stay at home with rags or tissues stuffed in their underwear. Every schoolgirl is Kenya is entitled to “free, sufficient and quality sanitary towels” and a safe place to dispose of them, according to […]

For Women In Dry North, Water Is Power

For Women In Dry North, Water Is Power

A new way of funding climate change projects at the local level is giving women more say over the use of precious resources Sitting a couple of kilometres outside the village of Wajir-bor in northeast Kenya is something quite rare for these dry parts: a small, well-maintained reservoir full of water with a watchman standing […]

Kenya: IEBC Warns Of Stern Action On Violence Against Women

Kenya: IEBC Warns Of Stern Action On Violence Against Women

Security of women candidates is to be enhanced as the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) sent out a stern warning to male political rivals and their supporters against harassing their women opponents during this campaign period. Speaking in Nairobi during a meeting of women candidates vying for various political seats in the General elections […]

Kenya: Gender CS to Launch Helpline To Mitigate Violence Against Women

Kenya: Gender CS to Launch Helpline To Mitigate Violence Against Women

 The Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs will Friday launch a helpline to mitigate violence against women during the electioneering period in collaboration with the National Police Service (NPS), United Stated Aid (USAID) agency and Safaricom. The initiative, a brainchild of a gender based violence prevention network, Healthcare Assistance Kenya (HAK) , will […]

Kenya Airways Debt Swap May Give State a Controlling Stake

Kenya Airways Debt Swap May Give State a Controlling Stake

Kenya’s government agreed to swap loans it provided to Kenya Airways Ltd. for equity, a conversion that may give the state a controlling stake in the national carrier, Treasury Secretary Henry Rotich said. The government will also guarantee 77 billion shillings ($745 million) of the airline’s debt to lessors and domestic banks, enabling Kenya Airways […]

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