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The Revolution Of Women In Kenya’s Flower Industry

The Revolution Of Women In Kenya’s Flower Industry

This Valentine’s Day florists are predicting sales of USD$95 million in the UK alone. But where do they all come from? Kenya is second only to the Netherlands for flower imports to the UK, with a total of 13,013 tons per year. And because of globalisation and global value chains, the Netherlands itself imports most of its flowers […]

Taekwondo Federation Turns Focus To Female Athletes With Disabilities

Taekwondo Federation Turns Focus To Female Athletes With Disabilities

THE new president of the national taekwondo federation Placide Bagabo has revealed that his office has turned focus to promoting female athletes with disabilities to integrate them into the sport. Bagabo who was elected this month to replace long-serving David Hakizimana said that the aim is to increase the number of disabled female taekwondo athletes […]

Six Women Make President Kenyatta’s Cabinet List

Six Women Make President Kenyatta’s Cabinet List

Six women are among the Cabinet Secretaries named by President Uhuru Kenyatta in his new appointments on Friday. The six are among the 21 Cabinet Secretaries announced by the President. In the fresh appointments, the Head of State named Prof Margaret Kobia as the Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs, Ms Raychelle […]

The ‘Backpack Midwife’ Bringing Healthcare For All

The ‘Backpack Midwife’ Bringing Healthcare For All

  Call the midwife in Nairobi, Kenya, and you may receive a visit from someone like Margaret Wairimu Maina. She sets off on foot looking something like an astronaut, carrying a backpack stuffed full of hi-tech gadgets designed to monitor a baby’s health. The pack includes a wind-up foetal doppler used for measuring the baby’s […]

JPMorgan Plans Expansion Into Ghana And Kenya

JPMorgan Plans Expansion Into Ghana And Kenya

JPMorgan Chase & Co plans to expand its African presence into countries including Ghana and Kenya, Chief Executive Jamie Dimon said in an interview on Wednesday. “You’ll see us open in some countries we are not in, in Africa you’ll be hearing about some of that stuff,” Dimon told Bloomberg Television on the sidelines of […]

Female Inmates At Embu GK Prison Hold Maiden Family Day

Female Inmates At Embu GK Prison Hold Maiden Family Day

Female inmates at the Embu GK Prison marked the end of 2017 in style when they held their maiden family day where they mingled freely with their relatives and other people. Majority of the inmates used the opportunity to urge family members and the society to forgive them and help them go back to their […]

FIDA Asks Uhuru Kenyatta To Appoint 7 Women To The Cabinet

FIDA Asks Uhuru Kenyatta To Appoint 7 Women To The Cabinet

The Federation of Women Lawyers wants President Kenyatta to appoint at least seven women to his Cabinet for his second term, and is prepared to give him a list of those it thinks are qualified. Ms Josephine Wambua-Mongare, the chairperson of the FIDA-Kenya cited the constitutional requirement that not more than two-thirds of elected and […]

China-Sponsored School Helps Kenyan Slum Children Nurture Talents

China-Sponsored School Helps Kenyan Slum Children Nurture Talents

 Stacy Awuor developed a love for football at a tender age while growing up in Nairobi’s Mathare slums where poverty and other social ills have always conspired to deny youngsters a chance to realize their dreams. The 16-year-old student at MCEDO Beijing school, whose construction was financed by Chinese firms, has defied cultural stereotypes and […]

13 Women Join Fight For Top Nakuru County Jobs In Kenya

13 Women Join Fight For Top Nakuru County Jobs In Kenya

Only 13 women have applied for positions of chief officers in Nakuru County against 85 male applicants. The interviews to fill in the positions as Governor Lee Kinyanjui’s administration takes shape, are set to kick off on November 9. Women applicants are missing in the critical dockets of Finance, Livestock and Fisheries, Economic affairs, Water […]

Kenyans Vote in Election Rerun Boycotted by Main Opposition

Kenyans Vote in Election Rerun Boycotted by Main Opposition

Kenyans voted in a presidential-election rerun that President Uhuru Kenyatta is guaranteed of winning after his main rival withdrew, as protests erupted in some opposition strongholds. Early turnout was much lower than the previous election on Aug. 8, with only handfuls of people arriving at polling stations in the capital, Nairobi, when they opened at […]

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