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Kenya : Kuki Gallmann Shot As Land Invasions Surge In Kenya

Kenya : Kuki Gallmann Shot As Land Invasions Surge In Kenya

Gunmen have seriously wounded 73-year-old conservationist Kuki Gallmann at her conservation park in the latest of a string of attacks during land invasions in drought-stricken northern Kenya. The Italian-born author of the memoir I Dreamed of Africa was shot in the stomach on Sunday after the vehicle she was driving in was ambushed, a family […]

Kenya’s Ruling Coalition Annuls Party Primaries After Chaotic Voting

Kenya’s Ruling Coalition Annuls Party Primaries After Chaotic Voting

Kenya’s ruling coalition annulled party primaries held on Friday, the organisation’s secretary general said, and reports of widespread anger over chaotic voting raised fears that poorly organised national polls in August could spark violent protests. “Today’s have been cancelled, those on Monday and Tuesday could still go ahead,” an official with the ruling Jubilee coalition […]

Only 23 Women Are Willingly To Be Senators In Kenya?

Only 23 Women Are Willingly To Be Senators In Kenya?

The balance between the sexes in the Senate looks set to remain tilted in favour of men as only 23 women have asked to be nominated for election as senators at the next General Election. No woman was elected to the Senate in the last General Election, which resulted in the 18 who got there […]

Kenya’s President Warns Against Violence During Party Nominations

Kenya’s President Warns Against Violence During Party Nominations

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Thursday his government would not tolerate violence between rival camps of supporters in party primaries before a national election in August. Two parliamentary candidates have been treated in hospital after being caught up in such a clash – a decade after an eruption of ethnic violence, in which more […]

Kenya: Oparanya Hosts Inaugural Governors’ Roundtable On Gender

Kenya: Oparanya Hosts Inaugural Governors’ Roundtable On Gender

 Governors will this week converge in Kakamega County for a gender roundtable aimed at ensuring gender equity and equality in County development and policy formulation is realized. The forum which will be hosted by Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya and his spouse is geared towards tracking the gains of women, youth and persons with disability in […]

Pass the Two Thirds Gender Rule, President Kenyatta Urges Parliament

Pass the Two Thirds Gender Rule, President Kenyatta Urges Parliament

President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged Parliament to pass the two thirds gender rule to show appreciation for the role women have played in Kenya’s progress. President Kenyatta said women have played a big role in the liberation of Kenya and the subsequent progress the country has achieved. He spoke at the funeral service of his […]

‘A Day in the Life Of’ GE Africa’s Supriya Bhandari

‘A Day in the Life Of’ GE Africa’s Supriya Bhandari

Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Supriya Bhandari was the youngest of seven children – six girls and one boy. At the age of 10, her family immigrated to the United Kingdom (UK) to stay in the Midlands. Supriya came from a family that supported education and growing up, she developed a passion for investigative journalism, resulting […]

Cut On Trump’s Fund Puts Millions of Lives At Risk

Cut On Trump’s Fund Puts Millions of Lives At Risk

Millions of Kenyan women and children dependent on health care funded by a UN agency face a bleak future. The United Nations Population Fund (UNPF) receives funding from the United States, but Donald Trump’s administration on Monday announced that it will stop such donations. The fund provides care on reproductive health, family planning, newborn health, […]

New Donor Funding Allows WFP to Resume Full Food Rations for Refugees In Kenya

New Donor Funding Allows WFP to Resume Full Food Rations for Refugees In Kenya

With new resources received since the beginning of the year, WFP is now able to restore the full food ration for all refugees from April to July. However, the funding currently available for cash transfers – which make up 30 percent of the refugees’ food assistance – will last only until May. “We are pleased […]

9 Kenyan Women Nominated In This Year’s New African Woman Awards

9 Kenyan Women Nominated In This Year’s New African Woman Awards

Nine Kenyan women are among this year’s 68 nominees of the New African Woman Awards. Among those nominated include the proprietor of the first Kenyan-owned beer factory, Tabitha Karanja, CEO of Keroche Breweries, founder of one of the country’s biggest PR firms Gina Din-Kariuki and Kenya Women Holding CEO Jennifer Riria. The list also includes […]

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