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Govt Starts Vaccinating Girls Against Human Papilloma Virus In Kenya

Govt Starts Vaccinating Girls Against Human Papilloma Virus In Kenya

Kenyan authorities have begun a mass vaccination of girls against the human papilloma virus, HPV, which causes cervical cancer. According to the World Health Organization, the East Africa region has the highest rate of cervical cancer in the world. Kenya officially launched its HPV vaccination program Friday in the coastal town of Mombasa. The vaccine […]

AfDB Approves The Funding Of Kenya’s Longest Dual-Carriage Highway

AfDB Approves The Funding Of Kenya’s Longest Dual-Carriage Highway

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved the financing of Kenya’s north link road which when combined with the current section will make it the longest expressway in the country. The total project cost is €257.68 million, of which €178.02 million (69%) will be financed by the Bank Group, while 12% will come from Africa […]

At Least 7 Pupils Dead In Classroom Collapse Disaster In Nairobi

At Least 7 Pupils Dead In Classroom Collapse Disaster In Nairobi

At least seven pupils were confirmed dead after a class collapsed at Precious Talent Top school in Kawangware, in Nairobi on Monday morning. Six died at a local Catholic dispensary where they had been rushed for treatment, while the seventh body was pulled out of the rubble. “I am from the Catholic hospital where six […]

Give More Women Top Jobs- Kalonzo

Give More Women Top Jobs- Kalonzo

Women are still poorly represented in the top ranks of labour movements in Kenya, Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka told a conference in Nairobi on Tuesday. Mr Musyoka, head of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Committee in South Sudan, said the trend is worrying so immediate solutions are needed. “Less than 30 per cent of […]

Global Teacher Tabichi Meets Trump Ahead of UN Address

Global Teacher Tabichi Meets Trump Ahead of UN Address

The 2019 Global Teacher Prize winner, Kenya’s Peter Tabichi, on Monday met with US President Donald Trump ahead of his special address at the UN General Assembly in New York. Describing teacher Tabichi as an inspiration to Americans for his hard work and commitment to his students, White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham tweeted images […]

Kenya Joins Ghana And Malawi To Roll Out Landmark Malaria Vaccine

Kenya Joins Ghana And Malawi To Roll Out Landmark Malaria Vaccine

The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulates the Government of Kenya for launching the world’s first malaria vaccine today in Homa Bay County, western Kenya. The malaria vaccine pilot programme is now fully underway in Africa, as Kenya joins Ghana and Malawi to introduce the landmark vaccine as a tool against a disease that continues to […]

Kenyans The Most Care-Free Users Of Internet Globally

Kenyans The Most Care-Free Users Of Internet Globally

Kenyans are less troubled about the security of personal data posted on the internet, a global survey shows, implying they could be an easy target for cybercriminals. Only four in every 10 internet users in Kenya are concerned about their privacy online, a new report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) […]

Kenya Wins Vote To Seek UN Security Council Seat

Kenya Wins Vote To Seek UN Security Council Seat

Kenya has been endorsed as a candidate for UN Security Council seat after defeating Djibouti in a vote held at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The endorsement means Kenya becomes Africa’s sole candidate for the race for the non-permanent seat for 2021-2022. In a secret ballot on Wednesday morning, Nairobi garnered 37 […]

STI Rate In Women On Birth Control Is Extremely High

STI Rate In Women On Birth Control Is Extremely High

Kenyan women on long-acting contraceptives recorded higher rates of sexually transmitted infections, compared to the general population, a new study reveals. The study was done in four African countries, Kenya included, showed that a high number of women in the study who went for modern family planning methods had gonorrhoea and chlamydia. Most affected are […]

A Proposal For More Women MPs In Kenya By Gladys Shollei

A Proposal For More Women MPs In Kenya By Gladys Shollei

The woman representative seat could be scrapped if a proposed constitutional amendment sails through. The Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2019 tabled by Uasin Gishu Woman Representative Gladys Boss Shollei in the National Assembly on Wednesday, seeks to create at least 179 positions for women in Parliament and county assemblies through elections and not party […]

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