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Kenyan Girls Get On Their Bikes In Pursuit Of An Education

Kenyan Girls Get On Their Bikes In Pursuit Of An Education

Jacqueline Nasimiyu used to wake in the early hours and, after making breakfast and fetching water, she would trek down valleys, push through bushes and wiggle under barbed wire fences to cover the 6km to Mahanga K secondary school in western Kenya. There were no school buses and no paved roads around her village of […]

World’s First Tea Futures Contracts May Be Started in Kenya

World’s First Tea Futures Contracts May Be Started in Kenya

Kenya, the world’s biggest exporter of black tea, is considering introducing the world’s first futures contracts for the leaves to help stabilize prices and enable growers to guarantee income from their production. INTL FCStone Inc., based in New York, has held talks with industry representatives in the East African nation about introducing the derivatives, Stuart […]

Kenyan Court Upholds Forced Anal Exams

Kenyan Court Upholds Forced Anal Exams

Nairobi — A Kenyan Court has ruled that forced anal examinations and forced HIV and Hepatitis B tests of men suspected of homosexual conduct are constitutional, the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC) and Human Rights Watch said today. The deeply disappointing ruling would allow the government to continue these abusive practices and […]

French Minister Warns Of Mass Climate Change Migration If World Doesn’t Act

French Minister Warns Of Mass Climate Change Migration If World Doesn’t Act

Global warming will create hundreds of millions of climate change migrants by the end of the century if governments do not act, France’s environment minister has warned. Ségolène Royal told ministers from 170 countries at the UN environment assembly in Nairobi that climate change was linked to conflicts, which in turned caused migration. “Climate change […]

Kenya Tells UK To Resettle Somali Refugees Living In Dadaab

Kenya Tells UK To Resettle Somali Refugees Living In Dadaab

Kenya says it plans to expel hundreds of thousands of refugees within six months, and argues the international community is partly to blame for leaving it to deal with so many refugees for so long. The deputy president, William Ruto, said it is now up to the developed world to mitigate the fallout, suggesting that […]

Kenya: State Accused of Blackmail in Refugee Repatriation Bid

Kenya: State Accused of Blackmail in Refugee Repatriation Bid

Former National Assembly deputy speaker Farah Maalim has accused the State of blackmailing the international community for more funding in the latest threat to repatriate thousands of refugees from Kenya. Speaking by the phone, Mr Maalim also said continuous presence of African Union (AU) troops in Somalia was not in the interest of peacekeeping but […]

Kenya: Tributes Galore As Mama Lucy Is Laid to Rest in Othaya

Kenya: Tributes Galore As Mama Lucy Is Laid to Rest in Othaya

Glowing tributes were paid to former First Lady Lucy Kibaki, with speeches by a number of leaders and family members, which offered Kenyans a peep into the extensive influence she wielded behind the scenes. Deputy President William Ruto told how during ceremonies to mark the endorsement of the Constitution in 2010, Mrs Kibaki called him […]

Kenyan Woman Found Alive Six Days After Building Collapse

Kenyan Woman Found Alive Six Days After Building Collapse

She screamed: “You will hurt my eye, please be careful.” And despite the drill being noisy, her voice though frail, was enough to trigger the KDF rescue team to realise there was someone alive under the rubble. For six days and six nights, she lay on the floor, holding on to her dear life and […]

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 […]