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Kenya: MPs Fail Again On Two-Thirds Gender Vote but Get Lifeline

Kenya: MPs Fail Again On Two-Thirds Gender Vote but Get Lifeline

Nairobi — Speaker Justin Muturi has ordered a fresh vote on a bill that seeks the realisation of the two-thirds gender principle to take place next Thursday afternoon. This is after 195 MPs voted in favour and 28 against the Bill, which required the support of at least 233 to pass through the Second Reading […]

Kenya: ‘Safe’ Abortion Debate is Rekindled

Kenya: ‘Safe’ Abortion Debate is Rekindled

Controversy surrounding the abortion debate has returned to haunt the government five years later, as vested interests contest existing guidelines. The Constitution promulgated on August 27, 2010 allows abortion when the life or health of a pregnant woman is at risk. “Abortion is not permitted unless, in the opinion of a trained health professional, there […]

Kenyan Police Fire Teargas at Opposition March

Kenyan Police Fire Teargas at Opposition March

Kenyan police fired teargas into a crowd of opposition leaders and their supporters who were marching on the office of the country’s electoral commission to demand its disbandment ahead of next year’s election. Opposition leaders Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetangula demanded the dissolution of the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) over the weekend and said they would storm its […]

World Earth Day: How a Kenyan firm is turning Harvest Waste Into Electricity

World Earth Day: How a Kenyan firm is turning Harvest Waste Into Electricity

Today, 22nd April is World Earth day and what a better time to showcase some of the great strides of African countries in the area of sustainability. This is how GE Africa (Lagos) is reporting this great development. “Across Africa countries are committed to scaling up renewable energy production to meet their growing energy needs. […]

Bensouda Studying Ruto, Sang ICC Verdict to Decide Next Move

Bensouda Studying Ruto, Sang ICC Verdict to Decide Next Move

The International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecution is reviewing the decision of the Trial Chamber which found that Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua arap Sang have no case to answer. According to ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, the judges have not blocked the prosecution from pursuing Ruto and Sang “with the same charges in future, […]

Kenya: Chase Bank Put Under Receivership

Kenya: Chase Bank Put Under Receivership

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has put Chase Bank under receivership for 12 months due to what the regulator termed as unsafe financial conditions. The regulator said the appointment of a receiver manager has been been done in the interest of depositors, creditors and the public. “Chase Bank experienced liquidity difficulties following inaccurate social […]

Africa and the art of giving: a fresh breed is doing an old thing in new inspiring ways

Africa and the art of giving: a fresh breed is doing an old thing in new inspiring ways

The Wits Business School and the Southern Africa Trust last month announced the establishment of an academic chair in African Philanthropy at the university. The initiative creates a research, academic and teaching focus around philanthropy and its role within African societies, but it also brings the continent’s experience and resources more firmly into its own development agenda. African […]

Kenyan MPs approve bill to have employers provide breastfeeding stations

Kenyan MPs approve bill to have employers provide breastfeeding stations

Working mothers will be now be able to juggle between work and breastfeeding. MPs approved a historic provision on Tuesday that will make it mandatory for employers to provide breastfeeding stations for nursing mothers in the workplace. In another win for women, after Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property and Sexual Offences bills, MPs also approved […]

GE and Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship Partner to Accelerate Mother and Child Health Innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa

GE and Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship Partner to Accelerate Mother and Child Health Innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa

GE and Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship today announced a partnership that blends Silicon Valley entrepreneurial acumen with venture impact investing to tackle one of the world’s most pressing problems: maternal and child health. The partnership will focus on a training and mentoring program for social entrepreneurs working on maternal and child […]

Senator Wangari proposes new bill to control self-help groups

Senator Wangari proposes new bill to control self-help groups

Nominated Senator Martha Wangari has sponsored a bill to regularise registration of self-help associations. According to the bill, an association will only qualify as a self-help group if it consists of at least five people and not more than 40 persons who have attained the age of 18. The bill proposes that every registered self-help […]