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The Female CEO In Kenya

The Female CEO In Kenya

Looking at our economy, Kenya recorded a decrease in the unemployment rate to 11 percent in 2017 from 11.29 percent in 2015, with the all-time high being 12.18 percent in 2010 and a record low of 8.10 percent in 1999. These statistics continue to reflect a high youth unemployment rate. Companies have opted to downsize […]

Kenya Searches For ‘First Woman President’

Kenya Searches For ‘First Woman President’

As political and legal efforts to achieve gender equality and have more women in leadership positions build up across the world, a reality TV show in Kenya aims to take the conversation further, by encouraging debate around the concept of “women as leaders” in order to promote gender equality and women leadership. Dubbed Ms President, […]

Suffering In Silence – The Pain Of Obstetric Fistula Among Young Women

Suffering In Silence – The Pain Of Obstetric Fistula Among Young Women

Sasha is 22-years-old. She was married off when she was just nine and by the time she was 11, she was pregnant with her first child, and unprepared for childbirth. So when labour came, in the middle of the night – in her geographically isolated village in rural Kenya – she was unaware of the painful […]

Kenya’s Central Bank Governor Calls For Regulation Of Fintech Lenders

Kenya’s Central Bank Governor Calls For Regulation Of Fintech Lenders

A boom in lending by financial technology (fintech) firms in Kenya has led to an increase in predatory lending practices, the country’s central bank governor said on Tuesday, calling for the sector to be regulated. Kenya built a reputation as a pioneer of financial inclusion through its early adoption of a mobile money system that […]

Kenyatta Applauds Women For Saving Victims Of Patel Dam

Kenyatta Applauds Women For Saving Victims Of Patel Dam

Ms Mary Waruguru, a volunteer who saved 30 victims of the Patel Dam tragedy last week, has received special recognition from President Uhuru Kenyatta. During inter-denominational prayers for 47 people who died in the tragedy in Solai, Nakuru County, President Kenyatta, in a surprise move, held Ms Waruguru’s hand as she passed by his side. […]

‘Rape Taboo’ Spurs Women In Slums To Report Attacks Via SMS

‘Rape Taboo’ Spurs Women In Slums To Report Attacks Via SMS

 Hundreds of women and girls in Kenya are using SMS to report cases of rape through a toll-free messaging service set up to help survivors break the silence around sexual violence in the conservative nation, the initiative’s founder said on Thursday.   Although there are several hotlines for victims of sex attacks, the SMS platform […]

Woman Thrown Out Of Restaurant For BreastFeeding

Woman Thrown Out Of Restaurant For BreastFeeding

A restaurant in the city centre has come under harsh criticism after allegedly throwing out a woman for breastfeeding her baby without covering herself. The woman, who identifies herself as Betty Kim, narrated on social media the humiliation she went through on Monday evening at the restaurant located on Accra Road. In her posts, she […]

Zero Tolerance For Female Genital Mutilation

Zero Tolerance For Female Genital Mutilation

MORE than 200 million women around the world have experienced some kind of female genital mutilation (FGM) and more could be at risk, a UN agency said. Though the practice has declined in prevalence globally, alarming new figures from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) predict that any progress could be off-set as a further […]

World Bank Approves $180 mln Loan Guarantee For Kenya’s Energy Sector

World Bank Approves $180 mln Loan Guarantee For Kenya’s Energy Sector

The World Bank approved a $180 million loan guarantee on Monday for Kenya Electricity Generation Company to help strengthen the financial position of the state-run company, which produces more than 70 percent of the country’s electricity. The guarantee will help in long-term commercial financing of up to $300 million to refinance part of KenGen’s existing […]

County Bosses Pledge To Better The Lives Of Youths and Women

County Bosses Pledge To Better The Lives Of Youths and Women

Governors last evening pledged to help better lives of the youth and women in a bid to expand impact of devolution. On the opening session of the conference, the Council of Governors (CoG) said this will help make these two groups more useful in the society. Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru who is the CoG vice […]

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