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Kenya Launches Women Birders Association

Kenya Launches Women Birders Association

With East Africa having a number of Important Birding Areas — an internationally recognised ecosystem with endemic and migratory bird species — birding is now one of the fastest growing sectors in the region’s tourism industry. In Kenya, the Tana Delta at the Coast and Kakamega Forest in western Kenya are certified IBAs. Yet it […]

Cholera Breaks Out At Nairobi Hospital

Cholera Breaks Out At Nairobi Hospital

A Nairobi Hospital staff member has died and seven others are admitted following a cholera outbreak at the premier health facility in the Kenyan capital. The eight employees work in the hospital’s catering department and offer services at the staff canteen. 23 CASES The male worker died on Tuesday morning after what his colleagues said […]

Pinky Ghelani Launches Initiative To Support Women Refugees

Pinky Ghelani Launches Initiative To Support Women Refugees

Media personality Pinky Ghelani has launched The Sustainable Livelihoods Initiative to support women refugees in Kenya in her capacity as a High Level Influencer for the UNHCR. The initiative, which was launched last Saturday at a brunch titled “The Power of Her”, saw powerful and influential women gather at The Trademark Hotel to witness and […]

Kenyatta Orders Audit On The Filthy Rich In Kenya

Kenyatta Orders Audit On The Filthy Rich In Kenya

A lifestyle audit, prosecutions and severing ties with erstwhile allies are the morning announcement that came from State House ahead of the much awaited State of the Nation address. In a brave show, what Kenyans are now used to, President Kenyatta on Thursday said rich Kenyans who have not been paying their taxes will be […]

Schneider Electric Empowers Kenyan Women

Schneider Electric Empowers Kenyan Women

Ahead of the 2019 Paris Marathon, title sponsor Schneider Electric has touched the lives of Kenyans, as they look to mitigate climate change. Women in rural Embu County are the key beneficiaries of a project being rolled out in the region dubbed as the ‘hifadhi project’ which is being implemented by Livelihood Funds and supported […]

East African Breweries Limited Launches Apprenticeship Programme for Female Students

East African Breweries Limited Launches Apprenticeship Programme for Female Students

East African Breweries Limited (EABL) has launched an apprenticeship programme for female university students across East Africa taking courses in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to give them a learning opportunity. Female students from technical universities and colleges will be the beneficiaries of the programme, which is also designed to expose them to the […]

Peter Tabichi Crowned World’s Best Teacher

Peter Tabichi Crowned World’s Best Teacher

A Kenyan science teacher has been crowned the best in the world after winning the 2019 Global Teacher Prize. Mr Peter Tabichi, a teacher at Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School in Pwani Village in Nakuru, won the $1m prize on Sunday. “It is unbelievable. I owe it all to God. I am very grateful to the […]

Uhuru Kenyatta Suspends His Social Media Accounts

Uhuru Kenyatta Suspends His Social Media Accounts

You will not be able to follow, like or comment on President Kenyatta’s social media accounts, at least for now. This is after the head of state suspended all his social media handles on Friday morning over unauthorised access by some staff in his office. The first to go was his Twitter account, @UKenyatta, with […]

Schoolgirl Gives Up Baby After Being Raped By Her Stepfather

Schoolgirl Gives Up Baby After Being Raped By Her Stepfather

When Mary, 16, (not her real name) delivered her baby at Coast General Hospital in Mombasa, this week, she breathed a sigh a relief. Her reprieve did not come from the birth of the baby boy, but that she would finally be accepted back to her family in Vihiga County. Mary was sent away from […]

Nigeria, Kenya and Senegal – Three African Countries Providing Solutions In Fight Against Genital Cutting Of Girls

Nigeria, Kenya and Senegal – Three African Countries Providing Solutions In Fight Against Genital Cutting Of Girls

While Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has been declared illegal in some African countries, it still persists. Patrick Egwu in Nigeria, Annie Njanja in Kenya and Mamadou Lamine Ba in Senegal explored what was being done in their countries to stop this age-old discriminatory practice. In African societies, female genital mutilation (FGM) is widespread and deeply […]