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Global Sexual Health Summit : The Confusion

Global Sexual Health Summit : The Confusion

The United Nations and Kenyan government on Monday came under fire on the eve a global conference on sexual and reproductive health with Christian groups claiming to host the event was promoting abortion and homosexuality in the East African nation. More than 6,000 participants – including heads of state, government ministers, financial institutions, donors and […]

World Leaders Converge In Nairobi For Maternal Death Solutions By 2030 Amid Protests

World Leaders Converge In Nairobi For Maternal Death Solutions By 2030 Amid Protests

World leaders, representatives of non-governmental organizations, young people, business leaders and community groups today began unveiling their commitments to end preventable maternal death, meet all women’s demand for family planning, and stop violence against women and girls by 2030. The commitments are being made during the three-day Nairobi Summit on ICPD25, taking place 25 years […]

Bomet Girl Suicide After Humiliation Over Menses

Bomet Girl Suicide After Humiliation Over Menses

Friday, September 6, 2019, started off as a normal school day for 14-year-old Jackline Chepngeno. She rose with high energy, took a shower, enjoyed her breakfast and trekked to Kabiangek Primary School in Konoin Sub-County, Bomet County. In high moods and at peace with herself, Jackline, a Standard Six pupil, enjoyed lessons until the third […]

President Kenyatta To Speak At Global Conference On Women And Girls In Canada

President Kenyatta To Speak At Global Conference On Women And Girls In Canada

President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Tuesday join over 8,000 delegates from more than 165 countries at the Women Deliver 2019 Conference in Vancouver, Canada. The three day conference will explore how power can drive or hinder progress and change for a more gender equal world. GENDER EQUALITY The conference, held every three years, is a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kenyans On Twitter Tongue Lash New York Times For Disrespecting Black Bodies

Kenyans On Twitter Tongue Lash New York Times For Disrespecting Black Bodies

The New York Times has come under heavy criticism for the manner it has reported on the recent attack in Kenya. The publication raised the ire of Kenya’s social media, with questions raised on the dignity of black bodies after death. The New York Times published gory pictures of black bodies strewn haphazardly following the terror attack in […]

Nairobi Ranked Among World’s Top 10 Most Dynamic Cities

Nairobi Ranked Among World’s Top 10 Most Dynamic Cities

Nairobi city has been ranked as the most dynamic city in Africa and is the only city outside of Asia Pacific that ranks in the top 20 most dynamic cities in the world. According to the JLL’s City Momentum Index, Nairobi is projected to have one of the fastest-growing populations in the world over the […]

Women Entrepreneurs Are Playing An Important Role In Transforming Global Food Security

Women Entrepreneurs Are Playing An Important Role In Transforming Global Food Security

 Women entrepreneurs are playing an important role in transforming global food security for economic growth, but they have to work twice as hard as men to succeed in agribusiness. “Agriculture and agribusiness are generally perceived as run by men,” entrepreneur and Director of the Nairobi-based African Women in Agribusiness Network (AWAN) Beatrice Gakuba, told IPS. […]

Bus From Nairobi Kills 50 Passengers In Horror Accident

Bus From Nairobi Kills 50 Passengers In Horror Accident

Fifty people have died after a bus that was travelling from Nairobi to Kisumu crashed at Fort Ternan on Londiani-Muhuroni Road, Kericho County Police Commander James Mogera has said. The 67-seater bus is said to have veered off the road while descending a steep slope. The bus then hit a guard rail, rolled and plunged […]

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