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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 […]

Nairobi To Host Organisation Of Women In International Trade Talks

Nairobi To Host Organisation Of Women In International Trade Talks

 Nairobi has been selected to host the first Organisation of Women in International Trade (OWIT) conference this October. The conference, scheduled to take place on October 25, will bring together key players who are instrumental in expanding the space for women enterprises in global markets. The women entrepreneurs drawn from global OWIT chapters, financial institutions, […]

‘Rape’ Is Pulling Girls Out Of School

‘Rape’ Is Pulling Girls Out Of School

In Nairobi, parents stormed a girls boarding school on Monday and took away their children, accusing administrators of failing to protect the students. The incident was a reaction to the rape of three girls Friday at the school. Kenyan police are investigating, and parliament is getting involved. The parliamentary committee tasked to look into education […]

‘Rape Taboo’ Spurs Women In Slums To Report Attacks Via SMS

‘Rape Taboo’ Spurs Women In Slums To Report Attacks Via SMS

 Hundreds of women and girls in Kenya are using SMS to report cases of rape through a toll-free messaging service set up to help survivors break the silence around sexual violence in the conservative nation, the initiative’s founder said on Thursday.   Although there are several hotlines for victims of sex attacks, the SMS platform […]

Pregnancy In Nairobi Is Dangerous And Exhausting

Pregnancy In Nairobi Is Dangerous And Exhausting

In 2013, Debra Adhiambo, 35, then four weeks pregnant, booked an appointment with a popular gynaecologist based at one of the private hospitals in Nairobi. He had been highly recommended by several friends, and since she wanted to get the best treatment, she decided to consult him. “A couple of months before this, I had […]

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