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Kenya Election Officials Quit, Pressure On Chairman To Go

Kenya Election Officials Quit, Pressure On Chairman To Go

Three Kenyan election officials resigned on Monday, increasing chaos at the electoral Commission following last year’s botched presidential vote that had to be rerun and was then boycotted by the opposition. The resignations leave only two commissioners and the chairman at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) which last week sent its chief executive […]

Bitter Rivals’ Embrace Shakes Up Kenyan Politics

Bitter Rivals’ Embrace Shakes Up Kenyan Politics

A surprise handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga has stirred up Kenyan politics as the long-time rivals set their sights on the 2022 elections.   Less than a year since Kenyatta was re-elected to a second and final term in a vote that Odinga called a farce, the two shook hands […]

New Financing Concepts Seek To Ease Housing Woes

New Financing Concepts Seek To Ease Housing Woes

Financial institutions have been urged to adopt housing micro-finance as a response to growing housing needs. This is according to a habitat for Humanity case study, Building the Business Case for Housing Micro-finance in Sub-Saharan Africa, released last week. Habitat for Humanity argues that housing micro-finance, small non-mortgage backed loans for short terms, can become […]

Sarafina Mumbi The Woman Who Pimps Up Vans – Standing Tall In The Midst Of Men

Sarafina Mumbi The Woman Who Pimps Up Vans – Standing Tall In The Midst Of Men

 Growing up in Nairobi’s Mathare slum, Sarafina Mumbi could easily have ended up like many teenage girls living there – dropping out of school, pregnant, or even married off. But walking to school every day, she developed a fascination with the noisy, brightly painted matatus – the local minibuses that recklessly ferry commuters through the […]

Kenya’s Ruling Party Says Hired Firm Linked To Data Breach

Kenya’s Ruling Party Says Hired Firm Linked To Data Breach

Kenya’s ruling Jubilee party said on Tuesday it had paid for “branding” in the 2017 presidential election from SCL, affiliate of consultancy Cambridge Analytica, which is at the centre of an election manipulation scandal involving Facebook. Best known for helping Donald Trump’s U.S. presidential bid in 2016, the London-based consultancy also ran the campaigns of […]

Surprise Kenya Rate Cut Puts Lending Rate Cap In Focus

Surprise Kenya Rate Cut Puts Lending Rate Cap In Focus

Kenya’s central bank cut base interest rates for the first time since September 2016 on Monday, fuelling talk that a government cap on commercial lending rates introduced in the same month will be modified or removed soon. The 50 basis point cut in the benchmark lending rate to 9.5 percent took much of the market […]

The Power Of Social Media And Farming In Bridging Gender Gap In Africa

The Power Of Social Media And Farming In Bridging Gender Gap In Africa

Farming First has launched a provocative social media campaign, aimed at exposing the gender gap in agriculture. FAO data states that despite women comprising 43 per cent of the agricultural workforce, they produce on average 20-30% less crops than men per hectare. Yet according to the coalition, the reasons for this gap are widely misunderstood. […]

Women Urged To Have Timely Kidney Diagnosis

Women Urged To Have Timely Kidney Diagnosis

The Ethiopian Kidney Association called on fellow women to carry out a usual kidney diagnosis as they are more vulnerable to various kidney infections than men. The Association President Dr. Lissane Seifu told The Ethiopia Herald that globally ten of percent women are at risk of contracting Kidney diseases and this number would rise in […]

IMF Extends Kenya’s $1.5 Billion Standby Loan for Six Months

IMF Extends Kenya’s $1.5 Billion Standby Loan for Six Months

The International Monetary Fund approved Kenya’s request for a six-month extension to a $1.5-billion standby facility to allow the nation time to complete reviews of the lender-supported program. The government requested an extension to the facility in order to complete the delayed reviews, before embarking on talks about a new potential program. The current agreement […]

Inmates Clean Up Hospital To Celebrate Women’s Day In Kenya

Inmates Clean Up Hospital To Celebrate Women’s Day In Kenya

At least 40 inmates and Kenya Prisons Service officers from Nakuru Women GK Prison on Wednesday evening took part in cleaning the Nakuru Level Five Hospital as part of giving back to the society. The officer in charge of the prison, Ms Emily Momanyi, said service to the community was a way of sharing with […]

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