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Kenya, Tanzania Police Team Up Against Female Genital Mutilation

Kenya, Tanzania Police Team Up Against Female Genital Mutilation

Tanzanian police in the Tarime/Rorya Special Zone and their Kenyan counterparts have agreed to cooperate in the fight against female genital mutilation (FGM). Joint operations will be conducted in Tarime District, Mara Region, and five districts of Nyanza Province in Kenya. Tarime/Rorya Special Police Zone commander Andrew Satta said yesterday they had decided to work […]

Kenya Completes Border Fence With Somalia

Kenya Completes Border Fence With Somalia

The fencing of three kilometers of the Kenya-Somalia border is complete after the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) took over its construction over two months ago. The project, initiated by the Ministry of Interior in 2015, has since been switched to wire fencing along the porous border. Concrete poles joined with barbed wire, mesh and razor […]

‘Pedal Power’ Gets Girls To School In India, Kenya

‘Pedal Power’ Gets Girls To School In India, Kenya

  In developing countries, attending school can be a daily struggle for some children. They may walk several kilometers to school because their families do not have money to send them on buses or other forms of transportation. With schools far away, and little money to pay for transport costs, parents worry about the safety […]

Kenya: Report Shows Melly Had ‘Conducted Eight Successful Surgeries’

Kenya: Report Shows Melly Had ‘Conducted Eight Successful Surgeries’

Ronald Melly, the fake doctor from Nandi County, performed eight successful operations at the Kapsabet County Referral Hospital before he was transferred to head Meteitei Sub-County hospital, a report shows. The details, which sparked a public outcry, were contained in a report prepared by Health ministry officials in the county which was tabled in the […]

Let’s Unite To End Violence Against Women In Kenya

Let’s Unite To End Violence Against Women In Kenya

Consider this. According to the 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey of Kenya, 4 out of every 10 Kenyan women undergo some form of violence, whether physical or sexual. This figure is staggering and should compel us to pause and reflect. Today, on the International day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, let us […]

African Countries In Kigali To Discuss Management Of Natural Resources

African Countries In Kigali To Discuss Management Of Natural Resources

Improvement in the wellbeing of the African people will greatly depend on how efficiently regional states manage and harness the natural resources that the continent is endowed with, the Minister for Natural resources Vincent Biruta, has said. Biruta was officiating at the opening of a two-day conference of ministers of the Regional Centre for Mapping […]

Kenya: Tourism Regulatory Authority Give Eight Nairobi Hotels Five-Star Rating

Kenya: Tourism Regulatory Authority Give Eight Nairobi Hotels Five-Star Rating

At least eight hotels in Nairobi County have been ranked five-star by the Tourism Regulatory Authority. According to results published in a gazette notice on November 18, town hotels in Nairobi which were rated five-star were Villa Rosa Kempinski, Hemingways Nairobi, Sankara Nairobi, Fairmont The Norfolk and The Sarova Stanley. Other hotels in Nairobi that […]

Kenya: EALA To Debate Gender, Plastics Bills In Nairobi

Kenya: EALA To Debate Gender, Plastics Bills In Nairobi

The East African Legislative Assembly (Eala) is set to hold an 11-day sitting in Nairobi beginning Monday, with President Uhuru Kenyatta expected to address the event. According to a statement by the East African Community Secretariat, the third meeting of the fifth session of the third Assembly will be presided over by the Speaker Daniel […]

Kenya: MPs Raise Concern Over Gambling Machines In The Country

Kenya: MPs Raise Concern Over Gambling Machines In The Country

Members of Parliament from Kisumu County want the national government to investigate claims that gambling machines were being smuggled into the country. Speaking to the Nation on Thursday evening, Kisumu West MP Olago Oluoch, his Kisumu East counterpart Shabbil Shakir and MCAs James Were (Nyalenda B) and Gabriel Ochieng of Kondele, called for an investigation […]

Kenya: Gang Rapes KCSE Candidate On Her Way To School In Molo

Kenya: Gang Rapes KCSE Candidate On Her Way To School In Molo

Police in Molo, Nakuru County, are holding a suspect in connection with the gang-rape of a KCSE candidate on Thursday morning. The candidate, who is sitting her exams at a public school, was waylaid as she headed to school and sexually assaulted. She was in the company of two other female candidates when the assault […]