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Kenya Maps First ‘Climate Atlas’ To Battle Future Food Losses

Kenya Maps First ‘Climate Atlas’ To Battle Future Food Losses

Kenya will launch its first localised weather modelling system early next year, providing key data on how climate change will impact crop production across the east African nation in the decades to come, the project’s founder said on Tuesday. Developed by researchers at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, the Climate Atlas will […]

Anti-Sexual Harassment Campaign #CampusMeToo Launched In Nairobi

Anti-Sexual Harassment Campaign #CampusMeToo Launched In Nairobi

One in every two female students and one in every four male students have experienced a form of sexual harassment from a member of staff in Kenyan Universities. This is according to a survey done by ActionAid in partnership with UN Women for the campaign under the hashtag #CampusMeToo that is set to be launched […]

Kenya Pledges to End FGM By 2022 – Ahead Of Global Target

Kenya Pledges to End FGM By 2022 – Ahead Of Global Target

 Kenya’s president on Tuesday promised to end female genital mutilation (FGM) by 2022, a goal women’s rights campaigners said was unrealistic due to insecurity and high prevalence rates in some parts of the East African nation. One in five women and girls aged between 15 and 49 in Kenya have undergone FGM, which usually involves […]

Global Sexual Health Summit : The Confusion

Global Sexual Health Summit : The Confusion

The United Nations and Kenyan government on Monday came under fire on the eve a global conference on sexual and reproductive health with Christian groups claiming to host the event was promoting abortion and homosexuality in the East African nation. More than 6,000 participants – including heads of state, government ministers, financial institutions, donors and […]

Kenya Vows To Cut Emissions As Dirty Stoves And Fuels Kill 21,500 A Year

Kenya Vows To Cut Emissions As Dirty Stoves And Fuels Kill 21,500 A Year

More than 21,500 Kenyans die each year from cooking with traditional fuels like charcoal and firewood, new government data showed on Tuesday, as authorities pledged to meet a global goal of universal access to clean cooking energy by 2030. The health risks were greatest in rural areas, where 90% of households use wood stoves, compared […]

Govt Starts Vaccinating Girls Against Human Papilloma Virus In Kenya

Govt Starts Vaccinating Girls Against Human Papilloma Virus In Kenya

Kenyan authorities have begun a mass vaccination of girls against the human papilloma virus, HPV, which causes cervical cancer. According to the World Health Organization, the East Africa region has the highest rate of cervical cancer in the world. Kenya officially launched its HPV vaccination program Friday in the coastal town of Mombasa. The vaccine […]

AfDB Approves The Funding Of Kenya’s Longest Dual-Carriage Highway

AfDB Approves The Funding Of Kenya’s Longest Dual-Carriage Highway

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved the financing of Kenya’s north link road which when combined with the current section will make it the longest expressway in the country. The total project cost is €257.68 million, of which €178.02 million (69%) will be financed by the Bank Group, while 12% will come from Africa […]

At Least 7 Pupils Dead In Classroom Collapse Disaster In Nairobi

At Least 7 Pupils Dead In Classroom Collapse Disaster In Nairobi

At least seven pupils were confirmed dead after a class collapsed at Precious Talent Top school in Kawangware, in Nairobi on Monday morning. Six died at a local Catholic dispensary where they had been rushed for treatment, while the seventh body was pulled out of the rubble. “I am from the Catholic hospital where six […]

Give More Women Top Jobs- Kalonzo

Give More Women Top Jobs- Kalonzo

Women are still poorly represented in the top ranks of labour movements in Kenya, Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka told a conference in Nairobi on Tuesday. Mr Musyoka, head of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Committee in South Sudan, said the trend is worrying so immediate solutions are needed. “Less than 30 per cent of […]

Global Teacher Tabichi Meets Trump Ahead of UN Address

Global Teacher Tabichi Meets Trump Ahead of UN Address

The 2019 Global Teacher Prize winner, Kenya’s Peter Tabichi, on Monday met with US President Donald Trump ahead of his special address at the UN General Assembly in New York. Describing teacher Tabichi as an inspiration to Americans for his hard work and commitment to his students, White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham tweeted images […]

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