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Kenya Airways’ Full-Year Pretax Loss Narrows 60.9 pct

Kenya Airways’ Full-Year Pretax Loss Narrows 60.9 pct

Kenya Airways Ltd’s pretax loss shrank 60.9 percent in the year to end-March to 10.2 billion shillings ($98.84 million), the company said on Thursday. The carrier, which saw losses mount after a slump in Kenyan tourism and an expensive fleet renewal exercise, swung to an operating profit of 897 million shillings from a loss of […]

Kenya Remains Deeply Sexist

Kenya Remains Deeply Sexist

Kenyan folk stories celebrate women as strong, fierce heroines of the distant past. Women in some communities in western and central Kenya are said to have enjoyed considerable power directly or indirectly as chiefs, queens, queen mothers and advisors. One of these communities even started off as being matrilineal. Women led and fought fearlessly to […]

Women Lag Behind In Seeking Justice

Women Lag Behind In Seeking Justice

Women lag behind in seeking justice for themselves amidst lack of adequate mechanisms to aid them do so in conflict situations, women judges from around the world have said. Pointing out that only 11 sexual gender-based violence cases relating the 2007-2008 post-election violence were successfully prosecuted, Judiciary Chief Registrar Anne Amadi said on Wednesday that […]

Kenya: Three Die of Cholera, Five Others Admitted In Hospitals

Kenya: Three Die of Cholera, Five Others Admitted In Hospitals

Nairobi was on Thursday evening on high alert after three people who all met and ate at a wedding in Karen on Saturday died of cholera. Five others including a foreigner are admitted to various hospitals in the city. The victims and patients were part of a larger group of about 400 guests who had […]

Tullow Says Makes Oil Discovery In Kenyan Well

Tullow Says Makes Oil Discovery In Kenyan Well

Africa-focused oil company Tullow Oil Plc said it encountered 75 metres of net oil pay in two zones at an exploration well in Northern Kenya. The Emekuya-1 well, located in the South Lokichar basin in North-Western Kenya, would eventually be developed to full field development, the company said on Wednesday. The well has proven oil […]

Kenya: 300 World Women Judges Converge In Nairobi

Kenya: 300 World Women Judges Converge In Nairobi

About 300 women judges from all over the world will attend a conference in Nairobi to discuss emerging gender issues in the electoral process ahead of the August 8 polls. The judges who are part of the International Association of Women Judges are expected to attend the four-day conference which kicks off on Wednesday. The […]

Fewer Women Candidates Contest In Kenya

Fewer Women Candidates Contest In Kenya

The number of women vying for various positions in this year’s General Election in the Coast region has dropped compared with 2013. In the 2013 elections, 49 women candidates plunged into the men-dominated arena, 30 of them fighting it out among themselves for the woman representative position, while 19 others sought the governor, senator and […]

Kenya: Man Stabs Wife And Son In Row Over Maize Flour Price

Kenya: Man Stabs Wife And Son In Row Over Maize Flour Price

A 24-year-old Nyeri man is in police custody after he allegedly slashed and injured his wife and toddler on Sunday in a row over the price of maize flour. This came as millers in Rift Valley and western Kenya resolved to reduce flour prices, which have skyrocketed in the past two months beyond the reach […]

Kenya : CCTV Captures Horror Footage Of Nanny With 7-Month-Old Baby

Kenya : CCTV Captures Horror Footage Of Nanny With 7-Month-Old Baby

 Baby Grace (not her real name) is only seven months and has already been exposed to an unbelievable experience. It is a traumatising experience captured on CCTV footage. An adult woman is seen in the video laying on the floor with her pants halfway removed while innocent baby Grace is seen trying to support herself […]

SGR Kenya, Opens Up Opportunities For Female Drivers

SGR Kenya, Opens Up Opportunities For Female Drivers

Just after 8:30am, the signal for our train turns to green. It is clear and we can roll out of the Nairobi Railway Station. The engine driver turns the power to the engines on then disengages the brakes. It is a chilly Sunday morning and Shalom Njeri is wearing a stiff face. Not because she […]

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