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More Mothers Still Birthing In Their Homes

More Mothers Still Birthing In Their Homes

Only one of 10 women who gave birth in public health facilities in the country last year succumbed, but there are still fears that more women gave birth at home on fear of contracting Covid-19. Data from the Ministry of Health on maternal mortality ratios over the past five years shows that there was a […]

When Girls Come Together, Big Things Happen

When Girls Come Together, Big Things Happen

The mechanical engineering field is one that has some of the highest gender gaps globally, with men dominating the sector. But a group of girls has set out to transform this by mentoring girls in Sciences. At 28, Lynda Kanguhe, is one of the few women mechanical engineers in Kenya, having a speciality in plumping […]

Kenya Supports Reproductive Health Education

Kenya Supports Reproductive Health Education

The County Government of Murang’a has supported reproductive health education for minors. Health CEC Joseph Mbai told the Nation on phone that: “What we are opposed to is minors being given free access to contraceptives and abortion services since that is tantamount to giving them a free licence to promiscuity.” He said such education must […]

Kenya Creates School for Teen Mothers and Their Babies

Kenya Creates  School for Teen Mothers and Their Babies

Homeless, hungry and pregnant. That was the state of tens of teenage mothers before they were rescued and housed at Nyeri’s Serene Haven in Chaka, Kieni Constituency. On our visit, we find a teenage mothers sitting across each other engaged in chats and giggles, while a baby boy is lying on a mattress playing at […]

Anti-FGM Board Awarded for Accelerating SDGs

Anti-FGM Board Awarded for Accelerating SDGs

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Kenya Forum has awarded the Anti- FGM Board for its efforts to fight female genital mutilation (FGM) in the country. The organisation was recognised for being the best government institution with innovative strategies to accelerate the realisation of SDGs in Kenya by 2030. The SDGs Kenya Awards recognize innovative entities […]

Maasai Women Unchain Traditions, Use Culture To Venture Into Ecotourism

Maasai Women Unchain Traditions, Use Culture To Venture Into Ecotourism

Retrogressive cultural practices such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and early child marriage have, over the years, entangled women in Laikipia County in their pursuit for economic empowerment and advancement in education. But a group of 200 Maasai women has unchained those traditional practices by venturing in ecotourism, an activity that has immensely improved the […]

Nairobi Staring At Full-Blown Covid-19 Health Crisis

Nairobi Staring At Full-Blown Covid-19 Health Crisis

Nairobi could be plunged into a full-blown health crisis with Intensive Care Units (ICU) beds set aside for Covid-19 patients almost full. Head of Infectious Diseases at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) Dr Loice Ombajo raised concerns that health facilities in the capital are quickly running out of bed space with a surge in daily […]

Kenya Records Power Blackout Reported Across The Country

Kenya Records Power Blackout Reported Across The Country

Several parts of the country have been plunged in total darkness following a massive power blackout. The power outage, which occurred just a few minutes to 7 pm, affected several areas in Nairobi as well as a number of towns across the country. On social media, residents of Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret and Kakamega all reported […]

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 […]

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