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New Human Trafficking Routes Identified In Kenya

New Human Trafficking Routes Identified In Kenya

A new report has identified additional smuggling routes, once again revealing Kenya’s intricate web of extensive criminal activity with well established local and international networks. The report comes barely three months after the US Trafficking in Persons Report 2020, placed Kenya in the list of countries with the worst human trafficking trends in the world. […]

Joshua Cheptegei Breaks 10,000m World Record

Joshua Cheptegei  Breaks 10,000m World Record

Joshua Cheptegei broke the 10,000m track world record on Wednesday in Valencia with a time of 26 minutes 11.00 seconds. He lowered the previous mark of 26:17.53 set by Kenenisa Bekele on August 26, 2005, in Brussels. Kenya’s pacemaker Nicholas Kimeli guided Cheptegei through halfway in 13:07:73 before leaving Uganda to do the battle in […]

Kenya’s Top Judge Advises Parliament To Dissolve Over Lack Of Women

Kenya’s Top Judge Advises Parliament To Dissolve Over Lack Of Women

Kenya’s top judge advised President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday to dissolve the country’s male-dominated parliament, saying lawmakers had failed to meet a constitutional provision which would allow for one-third of seats to be occupied by women. Despite Kenya’s 2010 constitution stating that no more than two-thirds of any elected or appointed body can be of […]

Covid-19 Has Reversed Women’s Economic, Social Gains

Covid-19 Has Reversed Women’s Economic, Social Gains

Men have been the biggest casualties of the Covid-19 pandemic according to data released by Lancet. The male to female mortality ratio per 100,000 population according to the data estimates is about 1:4, making men nearly four times more likely to die from the virus than women. But whereas the trend remains the same almost […]

Chuka Market Gets Creche for Traders’ Babies

Chuka Market Gets Creche for Traders’ Babies

Mothers trading at the Chuka open-air market in Tharaka-Nithi County can breathe a sigh of relief after the County government constructed a crèche for their babies within the market. Young children and babies will have someone taking care of them at the facility as their mothers work. The nursery has been constructed inside the two-storey […]

Regional Panel To Monitor Tanzania Polls

Regional Panel To Monitor Tanzania Polls

 It has emerged that the Kenya Human Rights Commission in collaboration with civil society organizations (CSOs) from Tanzania, East and Southern Africa region will monitor Tanzania’s October general election mostly virtually. The team monitoring the elections includes prominent judges from Kenya and Uganda who have formed the Tanzanian Election Watch panel. It is an alternative […]

Refugees In Kenya Suffer Aid Cuts Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Refugees In Kenya Suffer Aid Cuts Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

The roughly half-million refugees living in Kenya are experiencing steep reductions in aid as the coronavirus pandemic causes some rich countries to limit their donations. Cash allotments for the purchase of food have had to be cut by 30 per cent for residents of the Dadaab and Kakuma camps, the United Nations’ World Food Programme […]

New Sex Trafficking Routes Identified In Kenya

New Sex Trafficking Routes Identified In Kenya

J’s cousin promised her a well-paid job in India as a housekeeper. Instead, she found herself in a brothel until the United Nations brought her home to Kenya when it was alerted to the human trafficking route. “When I heard there were job vacancies in India, I was so happy,” said J, asking that only […]

Kenyan Female Freedom Fighter Mekatilili wa Menza Celebrated On Google

Kenyan Female Freedom Fighter Mekatilili wa Menza Celebrated On Google

Kenyan female freedom fighter Mekatilili wa Menza, who led the coastal Giriama people to resist British colonial rule in the early 20th century, was honoured by a Google doodle on Sunday in a move widely welcomed by social media users in the country. The doodle on Google search engines in Kenya showed Menza – one […]

Uhuru Goes After Clinics Giving Contraceptives To Young Girls

Uhuru Goes After Clinics Giving Contraceptives To Young Girls

President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered county commissioners to carry out a nationwide crackdown on private clinics offering emergency contraceptives to underage girls. The President says such practitioners are inculcating a culture of sexual promiscuity for sex pests, who procure such services for the girls, and providing “sexual insurance” for the minors. Education Chief Administrative Secretary […]

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